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Ben Stokes takes legal action against Sun over story about his mother

Cricketer attacked newspaper’s article about a tragedy in his family as ‘despicable’ Ben Stokes and his mother, Deborah, have launched legal action against the Sun, after the newspaper last month published a front-page story detailing a tragedy involvi…

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Rebekah Vardy ‘hires IT experts’ over Coleen Rooney leak claims

Vardy suggests someone else with access to her Instagram account could have leaked stories to the SunRebekah Vardy has said she is calling in forensic computer experts to examine who had access to her Instagram account following an extraordinary disput…

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Rebekah Vardy ‘hires IT experts’ over Coleen Rooney leak claims

Vardy suggests someone else with access to her Instagram account could have leaked stories to the SunRebekah Vardy has said she is calling in forensic computer experts to examine who had access to her Instagram account following an extraordinary disput…

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Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun

Wife of Wayne Rooney claims fellow footballer’s wife passed on her private Instagram postsColeen Rooney has claimed to have caught another footballer’s wife passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running an elaborate sting operati…

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Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun

Wife of Wayne Rooney claims fellow footballer’s wife passed on her private Instagram postsColeen Rooney has claimed to have caught another footballer’s wife passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running an elaborate sting operati…

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Premier League appoints Guardian’s David Pemsel as chief executive

Clubs say Pemsel hired because of his ‘straightforward style and personal integrity’The Premier League has appointed the Guardian’s David Pemsel as its new chief executive.Confirmation of the appointment came at a meeting of Premier League club chairme…

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Jonathan Agnew is subject of complaint to BBC over abusive tweets

Broadcaster made series of late-night posts calling cricket writer Jonathan Liew ‘racist’Jonathan Agnew is the subject of a formal complaint to the BBC over a series of abusive tweets he sent to a fellow cricket writer.The Test Match Special commentato…

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4.5 million Britons watch Cricket World Cup final on free-to-air

Viewing peaked for drama of super over but still lagged behind Wimbledon finalEngland’s cricket World Cup victory attracted a peak TV audience of 4.5 million people on Channel 4, as live international cricket returned to free-to-air television for the …

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Revealed: Lynton Crosby’s £5.5m offer to undermine 2022 Qatar World Cup

Tory strategist’s pitch detailed how CTF Partners would spread negative stories and press Fifa to ‘restart bidding process’Sir Lynton Crosby offered to work on a campaign to cancel the 2022 Qatar World Cup and get it awarded to another country in retur…

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Olympian Beth Tweddle sues The Jump makers over injuries

Gymnast seeks £200,000 in damages after fall during training for ski-jump TV showIt was billed as a chance to watch celebrities tackle “seriously scary winter sports” on prime-time television, but the makers of The Jump are facing a seriously scary leg…

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BBC unable to stop Brexit war among its sports broadcasters

Lineker versus Agnew spat intensifies debate about how impartiality rules are appliedBrexit has already split a nation, enraged millions on both sides of the debate and left a country teetering on the brink. Now it has come for the nation’s sports star…

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‘It’s not coming home’: England’s anthem returns to haunt them

Is what started as an ironic nostalgic chant being seen as hubris by rival nations?When the French midfielder Paul Pogba danced with the World Cup trophy on Sunday night, he laughed as he delivered a message for fans watching on his Instagram video liv…

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Football and fat fees: questions raised over funding of sporting conference

Was ‘sports integrity’ event that repeatedly questioned 2022 World Cup decision funded by Qatar rivals?After Russia’s wildly successful World Cup, the eyes of the sporting world have turned to the next host, Qatar – and a recent event in London gave an…

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More than 24 million people watch England’s penalty shootout win

Game as a whole seen by 16.5 million people on average, with figures a boon for ITVMore than 24 million people in the UK watched Eric Dier score England’s winning penalty against Colombia on Tuesday night, making the World Cup last 16 match one of the …

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Curse of ITV’s World Cup opening match coverage strikes again

Viewers using broadcaster’s streaming service missed kick-off due to a ‘technical issue’The World Cup kicked off at 4pm on Thursday afternoon – but not for some people streaming the match on ITV’s website, who missed the start of the tournament. Relate…

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Rwanda’s £30m Arsenal sponsorship divides opinion

The deal with the football club will pay for itself in increased tourism, insist officialsAnyone confused as to why Rwanda chose to spend £30m putting its name on the sleeve of Arsenal’s football shirts could begin to answer their question by looking a…