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Marcus Rashford mural damage ‘not believed to be of racial nature’, say police

Officers investigating damage to Manchester artwork keeping open mind over motiveThe vandalism of a mural of England footballer Marcus Rashford was “not believed to be of a racial nature”, police have said as they appealed for witnesses.The artwork was…

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Manchester shows support for Marcus Rashford: ‘It’s evolved into something special’

Community comes together to back England footballer and oppose racism after mural was defacedFor Ed Wellard, “there was a kind of inevitability” to hearing that the mural of Marcus Rashford had been defaced after England’s Euro 2020 final defeat.Wellar…

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How rugby star Maro Itoje found his voice: ‘For black people, the road is often trickier’

From highlighting black history to tackling everyday racism, the powerful athlete is determined to use his platform for changeJust under a year ago, Maro Itoje popped into his local branch of Waitrose to do some shopping. Despite being one of this coun…

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Some people are on the pitch! Sports photos with a twist – in pictures

Combining thousands of images, Pelle Cass’s photographs of tennis, basketball and more perfectly evoke the chaos and physicality of sport Continue reading…

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Sliding home: Baseball in Colour – in pictures

As the 2020 season finally gets under way, we take a look back in time, courtesy of the work of artist Mark Truelove and his fantastic colorised vintage baseball photographs Continue reading…

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Murals honor Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna – in pictures

Fans and artists around the world have responded to the shocking deaths of the NBA star and his daughter in a helicopter crashKobe Bryant ranked at the very top in the pantheon of US sports megastars Continue reading…

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The Leeds United fan making the city beautiful – one electric box at a time

Things are looking bright for Leeds this season and the same can be said for the street as around Elland RoadBy Joe Marczynski for When Saturday ComesElectric boxes. It’s doubtful you, or anyone you know, has any strong feelings about them. Primary sch…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Freddie’s humble handshake

The sixth of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryDubbed ‘The Greatest Test’ – at least until Ben Stokes’ heroics…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Kelly Holmes’ eye-popping celebration

The fifth of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free delivery Those eyes! Having just crossed the line to win 800m gold at t…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Alex Ferguson’s hairdryer treatment

The fourth of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for only £55 including deliveryWhat better way to depict Sir Alex Ferguson in a photograph? If the…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: dog bites ball

The third of a new Guardian Print Shop mini-series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including deliveryIn the memories of many football fans, the 1990 World Cup in It…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: dog bites ball

The third of a new Guardian Print Shop mini-series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including deliveryIn the memories of many football fans, the 1990 World Cup in It…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Cassius Clay training in London

The second of a new Guardian Print Shop mini-series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own from just £55 including free deliveryThis 1963 picture of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, known t…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: Cassius Clay training in London

The second of a new Guardian Print Shop mini-series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own from just £55 including free deliveryThis 1963 picture of boxing legend Muhammad Ali, known t…

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Buy a classic sport photograph: jumping in the fog at White Hart Lane

The first of a new Guardian Print Shop series featuring classic sports images from the likes of Gerry Cranham, Mark Leech and Tom Jenkins – yours to own for just £55 including free deliveryFrozen in mid-air and silhouetted against the distant floodligh…

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The Austrian football stadium with a forest on the pitch – in pictures

‘For Forest – The Unending Attraction of Nature’ by Klaus Littmann has transformed the Wörthersee Stadium in Klagenfurt into Austria’s largest public art installation Continue reading…

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‘I try to trigger all the senses’: the artist behind the banners at Anfield

Peter Carney is an artist, banners are his means of expression and the Kop is his canvasBy MUNDIAL, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkPeter Carney makes the banners on the Kop at Anfield. These aren’t a St George’s cross with a town’s name in the middl…

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‘Worse than Ronaldo’s’: fans mock George Best statue in Belfast

Artwork joins list of footballers’ bronzes that received less than glowing reviewsFrom Cristiano Ronaldo to Diego Maradona, a dubious likeness in bronze has become almost de rigueur for any self-respecting football superstar.Now the late, great George …

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Lily Parr, trailblazing 1920s footballer, to be honoured with statue

First prominent public sculpture of a female footballer will be unveiled in Manchester in JuneMore than a century after the first women’s football match and 110 statues of male players, the first prominent public sculpture of a female footballer will b…

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When Coventry City had the most beautiful programmes ever made

John Elvin went to Coventry in 1970 with a simple mission: to change the way football fans viewed the humble programmeBy Sam Diss for MUNDIAL, part of the Guardian Sport NetworkHow do you change something that people don’t realise needs changing? That …