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Buy a classic sport photograph: Euphoria at the 1966 World Cup

The latest of a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. Today’s picture is of the moment England won the 1966 World Cup final, beating West Germany 4-2 at WembleyForget the best known photographs from the 1966 World Cup final: Geoff…

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Buy a classic sport photograph – Cassius Clay predicts the future

The latest in a Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images. This week’s picture, shot by Gerry Cranham in 1963, is of the great Cassius Clay, aka Muhammad Ali“They all fall in the round I call,” boasted Cassius Clay, later Muhammad Ali,…

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Game of Thrones ‘Mountain’ Hafthor Bjornsson breaks world deadlift record – video

Icelandic actor and strongman Hafthor Bjornsson set a world record for the deadlift on Saturday when he lifted 1,104 lb (501 kg), over half a metric tonne, at Thor’s Power Gym in Iceland. Bjornsson, best known for his portrayal of Ser Gregor “The Mount…

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Ex-Jags linebacker Telvin Smith charged with sexual activity with minors

Smith, 29, booked into Jacksonville jail on Wednesday afternoonESPN says Smith is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old girl Former Jacksonville Jaguars linebacker Telvin Smith has been arrested on a charge of unlawful sexual activity with certain m…

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Pair play tennis between rooftops during coronavirus lockdown in Italy – video

Vittoria, age 13, and 11-year-old Carola became social media sensations after they posted video of their game played between two rooftop terraces in Liguria, north-west Italy. on Saturday. Italy is currently under lockdown because of the coronavirus pa…

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Sabrina Ionescu goes No 1 in ‘virtual’ WNBA draft as Gianna Bryant honored

Oregon star chosen first overall by New York LibertyWNBA pays tribute to Gianna Bryant and team-matesOregon star Sabrina Ionescu was the No 1 pick in the WNBA draft, as expected.When she’ll play for the New York Liberty is unclear. Continue reading…

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Tennis fans take up Andy Murray’s lockdown volley challenge – video

Andy Murray and his wife Kim issued their 100 volley challenge on Thursday and fans have been busy posting their efforts on social media Continue reading…

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Tennis fans take up Andy Murray’s lockdown volley challenge – video

Andy Murray and his wife Kim issued their 100 volley challenge on Thursday and fans have been busy posting their efforts on social media Continue reading…

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Andy Murray and wife Kim ‘call out tennis community’ to join lockdown challenge – video

The Murrays posted a video on social media showing themselves taking part in a ‘volley challenge’ during the UK’s coronavirus lockdown. The former Wimbledon champion said: ‘We’re calling out everyone in the tennis community and their partners to try th…

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The Breakdown | Shutdown gives rugby union an unmissable opportunity to reset

Covid-19 crisis offers rugby union a chance to address issues ranging from the overcrowded calendar to club budgetsRealism in rugby has gone viral in the last month. English club owners from Bristol’s Steve Lansdown to London Irish’s Mick Crossan and u…

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Catches, tea and nets: Wisden–MCC Photograph of the Year – in pictures

This year’s competition saw 650 entries from around the globe, depicting a wide variety of portrayals of the game from a wonderful year of cricket. The competition is open to both professional and amateur photographers, aims to promote excellence and r…

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‘There are no viruses here’: Belarus president plays ice hockey amid Covid-19 pandemic – video

The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko took part in an ice hockey game in Belarus, saying that ‘there are no viruses here’, adding that ice hockey is an ‘anti-virus remedy.’  Belarus is one of the few countries not to impose any r…

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‘There are no viruses here’: Belarus president plays ice hockey amid Covid-19 pandemic – video

The president of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko took part in an ice hockey game in Belarus, saying that ‘there are no viruses here’, adding that ice hockey is an ‘anti-virus remedy.’  Belarus is one of the few countries not to impose any r…

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NFL draft to proceed in April as Roger Goodell warns against public criticism

NFL says draft will take place on 23-25 April as scheduledCommissioner warns against public criticism of decisionAn NFL draft handled remotely because the coronavirus pandemic is the latest twist to an event that has become as popular as any pro footba…

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Coronavirus: athletes say Tokyo 2020 postponement is ‘perfect decision’ – video

Athletes who were on their way to the 2020 Tokyo Olympics have spoken about their relief that the Games have been postponed. ‘We felt under pressure to train, we felt under pressure to compete,’ said Team GB’s Adam Peaty. The Olympic breaststroke champ…

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Tokyo 2020: coronavirus postpones Olympics until 2021 – video timeline

The Tokyo Olympics are to be postponed until 2021 after talks between Japan’s prime minister, Shinzo Abe, and the International Olympic Committee president, Thomas Bach. Abe felt that postponing the games was the most appropriate response to the global…

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‘Look out for each other’: Prince Harry postpones Invictus Games – video

Prince Harry has apologised to athletes due to compete at the 2020 Invictus Games in The Hague in May, after they were postponed until 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Duke of Sussex said it was ‘the most sensible and the safest option’ in lig…

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Toilet roll keepie-uppies: sports stars’ coronavirus lockdown challenge – video

With the sporting calendar on hold during the coronavirus pandemic, football stars around the world are challenging each other to perform tricks with loo roll as part of the #stayathomechallenge to encourage fans to practise social distancing Continue …

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NBA players going ‘stir crazy’ amid coronavirus shutdown, says Adam Silver – video

NBA commissioner Adam Silver has admitted that he doesn’t know when the NBA season will recommence after the suspension due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on ESPN, Silver said that players were going ‘stir crazy’, adding ‘a lost year or …

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Catch a wave: the 2020 Nikon surf photography awards – in pictures

A panel of 10 high-profile judges from within the surfing industry including seven-time world surfing champion Stephanie Gilmore were tasked with selecting the best of the best surfing photos for the 2020 Nikon surf photography awards. The judges where…