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England and Wales cricket clubs face ‘lost summer’ amid lockdown

Fans and players express disappointment at government’s decision not to lift ban on matchesPerched on a hilltop just north of Bath, the Broadleys ground, home of Marshfield CC, looks picture-postcard perfect. The playing surface has been cut and rolled…

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Ease lockdown for angling, shooting and bowls, urge lobbyists

We tick the box for non-contact and can be played outdoors, says bowls managerCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAnglers, game shooting enthusiasts and bowls clubs are increasing the pressure for the lockdown to be eased for th…

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Cheltenham cited Boris Johnson’s rugby outing as a reason for Festival go-ahead

Racecourse wrote to local council before last month’s meetingGrowing concern over fixture go-ahead in coronavirus pandemic The organisers of the Cheltenham Festival cited the presence of Boris Johnson at an international rugby match shortly before the …

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Emiliano Sala: CAA says crash investigation could take rest of 2020

Striker’s family criticise Civil Aviation Authority for length of investigation into death The family of the footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash 14 months ago, has strongly criticised the length of time it is taking the UK aviation regu…

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Emiliano Sala: pilot was not licensed to fly plane that crashed

David Ibbotson had not completed night-flying training and was not allowed to be paid for carrying passengersThe pilot of the plane carrying the professional footballer Emiliano Sala was not licensed to fly the aircraft when it plunged into the sea, ki…

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Cheltenham Festival: key race meeting goes ahead despite coronavirus

Organisers say special measures in place to keep tens of thousands of attendees safeCoronavirus – latest updatesTell us: have you been affected by the coronavirus?Simon Beattie, a keen racegoer from Wolverhampton, patted the bronze statue of the old Ch…

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Emiliano Sala’s family urge faster progress in crash investigation

Footballer newly signed for Cardiff City died in a plane crash off Guernsey a year agoThe family of the footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash a year ago, have claimed his death was preventable and called for air investigators to speed up …

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Anger over use of facial recognition at south Wales football derby

Protest held before Cardiff v Swansea as fans say technology is taking away their rightsFootball supporters and civil rights activists have expressed anger and concern over the use of facial recognition technology for a derby match in south Wales.Two s…

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Face-grab photos are ‘nonsense’, says Ben Stokes’s wife

Clare Stokes says images that seemed to show couple fighting were ‘twisted’ by paparazziThe wife of the cricketer Ben Stokes has dismissed allegations of a physical altercation between the couple at an awards ceremony.Pictures have emerged of Stokes an…

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Kit Carson, a football star-maker with a dark history of alleged abuse

Respected youth coach and scout faced dozens of accusers after Guardian broke scandalFormer football coach who crashed car before abuse trial ‘took his own life’ Kit Carson revelled in his image as a star-maker with the power to help promising junior f…

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‘I felt worthless’: how the Homeless World Cup changes lives

Players say football has restored pride and self-worth as Cardiff tournament reaches climaxLauren Blud feels as if she is having a panic attack whenever she steps on to the pitch before a game. But as soon as the referee’s whistle sounds, she thinks ab…

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Simon Speirs’ family fear more lives could be at risk in Clipper race

Amateur sailor’s widow Margaret says company has ‘failed in so many ways’The family of an amateur sailor who died after being swept overboard in a round-the-world yacht race have claimed more lives may be at risk unless the organisers implement safety …

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Simon Speirs’ family fear more lives could be at risk in Clipper race

Amateur sailor’s widow Margaret says company has ‘failed in so many ways’The family of an amateur sailor who died after being swept overboard in a round-the-world yacht race have claimed more lives may be at risk unless the organisers implement safety …

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Bob Higgins jailed for 24 years for abusing young footballers

Ex-Southampton FC junior football coach sexually abused 24 players over 25 yearsThe former Southampton FC junior football coach Bob Higgins has been jailed after being convicted of sexually abusing 24 schoolboy players over a 25-year period. Related: B…

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Bob Higgins jailed for 24 years for abusing young footballers

Ex-Southampton FC junior football coach sexually abused 24 players over 25 yearsThe former Southampton FC junior football coach Bob Higgins has been jailed after being convicted of sexually abusing 24 schoolboy players over a 25-year period. Related: B…

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Gay rugby player facing deportation to Kenya gets reprieve

Ken Macharia allowed to return home but deportation threat remains after fresh asylum claim rejected A gay rugby player facing deportation to Kenya, where he fears he will be the victim of persecution and violence because of his sexuality, has had a la…

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Bob Higgins victim: ‘I looked him in the eyes and took back the power’

Former footballer believes the convicted abuser colluded with Kit Carson at PeterboroughA former youth footballer who says he was abused by two football coaches in the 1990s has spoken of his struggle with anxiety and depression, and strongly criticise…

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‘The FA didn’t stop him’: The long road to justice for Bob Higgins’ abuse victims

Cultivation of father-figure role allowed coach to get away with sexual abuse of boys for decadesHiggins guilty of 45 counts of indecent assaultBob Higgins was the star-maker, the super-coach. He worked with the likes of the former England great Alan S…

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Football coach Bob Higgins guilty of 45 counts of indecent assault

Former Southampton and Peterborough coach convicted of assaults on teenage boysA former football coach who helped launch the career of a string of household names has been found guilty of sexually abusing schoolboy players.Bob Higgins, who worked with …

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Ex-football coach: massaging of young players was not sexual

Bob Higgins tells court he was treating boys for cramp and denies allegations of abuseA former Southampton FC schoolboy football coach has told a jury that he gave young players soapy water massages and may have touched their testicles.But Bob Higgins,…