All articles by Tom Subak-Sharpe

Tom Subak-Sharpe

Tom Subak-Sharpe is a associate analyst within the sports team at GlobalData, covering a multitude of sports for the ‘Business of…’ series, with a particular interest in soccer, rugby union, cricket and American football.

The potential risk the Six Nations Championship takes leaving free-to-air in the UK

Rugby’s exclusions from the UK government’s ‘Crown Jewel’ list will likely push the Six Nations onto pay-TV.

Luke Littler: The new darts star to transcend the sport in 2024

Littler has captured the attention of the British public in staggering fashion.

Rahm’s record-breaking LIV Golf deal sends more shockwaves across golf

The Spaniard became the latest PGA Tour player to join the Saudi-backed series in a $500 million deal.

The exciting possibilities of World Rugby’s new biennial international competition

The new tournament will begin in 2026 and comprise a top division of 12 teams.

The betting scandal that has shaken Italian soccer

An investigation found over 40 Italian players, including many in Serie A, involved in illegal betting.

Why World Rugby must continue to invest in tier two nations

The tier two countries have been showcasing their talents on the biggest stage at the Rugby World Cup.

The commercial potential of Victor Wembanyama

The Frenchman was the number one pick in the draft and is the most hyped NBA prospect since LeBron James.

The business behind pre-season tours

Top European clubs are jetting off for summer tours to generate significant commercial revenue

Pressure is growing on racing after recent horse deaths on both sides of the Atlantic

Churchill Downs suspended racing after a spate of deaths, while there have been calls to ban the UK’s Grand National.

Welsh Rugby Union avoids losing millions in sponsorship income with EGM result

Member clubs voted in support of the special resolution tabled at a extraordinary general meeting to improve governance structures.