Callum McCarthy, Europe office

Covid-19 may have proved too much for 23 Capital, but business is booming for other lenders in the football finance sector.

Evidence suggests record viewership for closed-door Uefa Champions and Europa League fixtures won't prevent broadcasters from demanding rebates for lost fixtures. Callum McCarthy examines how the governing body might approach negotiations.

Esports tournament organiser Blast has mutually terminated its deal with Saudi future city project NEOM in response to anger from teams, staff and fans. Callum McCarthy examines where the deal went wrong.

The slow-moving, divided nature of top-level professional boxing has left the sport’s highest echelons more vulnerable to the Covid-19 shutdown. Tyson vs. Jones Jr. proves that a little flexibility can go a long way. Callum McCarthy reports.

A new esports High Performance Centre at New Zealand's Eden Park stadium will aim to provide a base for the country's entire esports industry, not just top-tier teams. Callum McCarthy reports.

The business of Brazilian club football is a minefield at the best of times, but a temporary change to the law by the country’s president Jair Bolsonaro has made it even trickier, especially for dominant media giant, Globo.

The Abu Dhabi government has turned the majority of Yas Island into a ten-square-mile safe zone just for the UFC, with each of the 2,500 people on site being tested for Covid-19 on five separate occasions during their stay.

Callum McCarthy looks at Formula 1 team McLaren's recent tie-ups within sim racing and esports, and how this reflects on real-life operations

There have been positive tests, protocol breaches and postponements, but nothing has been able to derail the project.

Behind closed doors matches are not a panacea for the impact of Covid-19, nor are they always better than not playing at all.

Even as Covid-19 took a terrible toll on ESL’s event business, it helped the 11th season of the Pro League become the most viewed in its history. Callum McCarthy reports on how organisers put the event together despite the pandemic, and what its success suggests for esports' wider outlook.

Endeavor's financial difficulties are pushing the UFC to stage events, which could risk severe damage to the promotion's hard-won reputation.