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Raheem Sterling defends gun tattoo against media criticism

England footballer says image relates to father’s fatal shooting and his favoured footThe England forward Raheem Sterling has defended his new tattoo against media criticism, saying the image of a gun has a “deeper meaning”.The Manchester City player p…

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Navratilova: BBC pays McEnroe 10 times more for Wimbledon role

Tennis champion says fellow pundit John McEnroe earns at least £150,000, while she is paid £15,000Tennis champion Martina Navratilova has accused the BBC of valuing male voices more than female voices, after discovering that fellow Wimbledon pundit Joh…

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Guardian and Observer scoop three prizes in British Journalism Awards

Daniel Taylor, Carole Cadwalladr and Aditya Chakrabortty scoop prizes for sports, technology and comment respectively on Monday nightThe Guardian and the Observer have won three British Journalism Awards, including sports journalism of the year for Dan…

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Gary Lineker presents Match of the Day in his underpants

Former Leicester City striker tweeted he would appear in his underwear if the team won the Premier League. Five months later they did

Gary Lineker has fulfilled his promise to present BBC’s Match of the Day in his underwear, following months of speculation. Kind of.

Related: Claudio Ranieri: more chance of ET landing than Leicester retaining title

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RideLondon: two serious accidents halt hundreds of cyclists

Surrey-London course diverted as air ambulance is called to accident near Ripley, with second incident later reported

Two serious accidents at the RideLondon-Surrey cycling event have forced organisers to temporarily divert the course and caused a “backlog” of riders, with some delayed by up to an hour.

Hundreds of cyclists were held between Pyrford and Ripley on Sunday morning because of one incident, which was attended by air and road ambulances. An injured cyclist was taken to a hospital in south London by the air ambulance and is said to be in a serious condition.

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