The May Journal of the National Institute of Social and Economic Research includes a section dedicated to sports economics. The contents can be accessed here.
The first two articles are open access, 'Sports Economics: It May be Fun but What's the Point?' and 'Transfer Spending in the English Premier League: The Haves and the Have Nots'.
In the first article the Alex Bryson, Bernd Frick, and Rob Simmons forward several reasons why there is validity in studying sport from an economic perspective and deal with several of the criticisms that suggest it is a trivial pursuit. In the second article Richard Burdekin and Michael Franklin use data from the Deloitte Annual Review of Football Finance to give an overview of the spending patterns of EPL clubs, finding that the improved performances of clubs has come at a cost - profits!
Pete Lunn and Elish Kelly of the ERSI also bring an Irish flavour to the edition with their work on participation in school sport.