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AFL club bosses to watch Adam Goodes documentary

Film on agenda for meeting of club chief executivesThe Final Quarter covers end of former player’s careerClub bosses will have a private screening of an upcoming documentary about Adam Goodes as the AFL braces itself for the fallout once it is released…

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Michael Schumacher feature film rights up for grabs at Cannes

Documentary will tell story of Formula One star and cover his near-fatal skiing accident The dramatic life and times of the Formula One racing champion Michael Schumacher are to be released as a feature-length film documentary described as a personal t…

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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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From Caster Semenya to Martina Navratilova: the best books on sporting outliers

Sports writer Alex Hutchinson picks the best books that explore sex, gender and the nature-nurture debateThe essential goal of sport, according to the bioethicist Thomas Murray, is the “virtuous perfection of our natural talents”. But what counts as “n…

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At the Heart of Gold: how ‘predatory’ institutions protected Larry Nassar

In a shocking new documentary, film-maker Erin Lee Carr cracks open the network that allowed an Olympic coach to molest at least 250 women and girlsFor more than two decades, Larry Nassar used his position as an osteopathic physician at Michigan State …

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Philadelphia Flyers remove Kate Smith statue over racism allegations

New York Yankees made similar move last weekControversy over song That’s Why the Darkies Were BornThe Philadelphia Flyers removed a statue of the late singer Kate Smith outside the NHL team’s arena on Sunday, two days after covering it amid allegations…

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The world champion who survived boxing and thrived in Hollywood

Michael Bentt was forced into boxing by his domineering father but now he is plotting his own path among the starsThe former WBO heavyweight champion, Michael Bentt, is taking a break from writing a screenplay. He expresses himself on stage and screen …

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The Long Walk Back: play about Chris Lewis has its first night behind bars | Matthew Engel

Former England all-rounder’s six years in prison are the subject of a new play – one that began its national tour in the confines of HMP PortlandIt was not the easiest auditorium for the actors. The multi-faith centre was more like a corridor than a co…

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Spurs’ new stadium: let’s call it a home win

Around the pitch and in the stands, the Tottenham Hotspur stadium is both magnificent and intimate, but the jarring exterior is mid-table fodderIt was, for a while, all about the cheese room. The new Tottenham Hotspur stadium, it was reported, was to o…

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From Nazi to football hero: the incredible story of Man City’s Bert Trautmann

Famous for playing the 1956 FA cup final with a broken neck, Trautmann went from Nazi soldier to goalkeeping legend and symbol of truth and reconciliation. Now, his life is the subject of a new filmFilm director Marcus H Rosenmüller looks out of the ca…

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Wave hunters: 2019 surf photo of the year – in pictures

Nikon has searched for the most creative and unique surfing images from Australian photographers and have announced the finalists of the Nikon surf photo of the year awards. The images are taken in locations such as Bells Beach, Mexico and Indonesia an…

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‘We’re not allowed to talk about it’: inside the world of US sports betting

In the new series Action, an increasingly legalized world comes out of the shadows, changing the narratives of those involvedSeveral years ago, friends of Luke Korem, a documentary film-maker and Texas A&M grad, dared him to favor his team, an unde…

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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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 …

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‘It’s sort of the extreme’: Free Solo’s Alex Honnold on rock-climbing without ropes

He is the only person to have scaled El Capitan without protective equipment, and the film about his feat has just won an Oscar. What drives someone to take the ultimate risk?The greatest rock climber in the world is climbing the greatest rock in the w…

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‘It’s sort of the extreme’: Free Solo’s Alex Honnold on rock-climbing without ropes

He is the only person to have scaled El Capitan without protective equipment, and the film about his feat has just won an Oscar. What drives someone to take the ultimate risk?The greatest rock climber in the world is climbing the greatest rock in the w…

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‘A huge step forward’: British breakers hail Olympic proposal

Prospective inclusion of breaking in Olympics goes down well among UK crewsIt was the early 1970s and dancers couldn’t get enough of the instrumental “breaks” on a record. DJ Kool Herc, now widely hailed the father of hip-hop, was just a teen DJing at …

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High Flying Bird shows athletes are more powerless and powerful than they know

Steven Soderbergh’s basketball drama probes the fraying covenant between white power brokers and their mostly black labor forceSteven Soderbergh’s High Flying Bird, written by the playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney and available for streaming on Netflix,…

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Wrestling’s grand slam: when Giant Haystacks and Big Daddy were kings

As a boy, Nick Ahad idolised the wrestlers he saw on Saturday TV. Now he has revisited the sport’s northern heartland in Glory, a state-of-the-nation play that captures the thrill of the ring‘Easy! Easy! Easy!” My voice is lost in the cacophony as hund…