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Paralympics to join events that must be shown on free-to-air TV

Games to be added to list of protected events, while airing of women’s sport to be studiedCampaigners have welcomed the government’s stated intention to add the Paralympic Games to the list of sporting events that must be screened live on free-to-air t…

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Jimmy Greaves had the right idea: football broadcasting should be fun | John Brewin

As one half of Saint and Greavsie, the former striker spoke about the sport he loved with enjoyment and wit. We could do with some of that now“I am someone who believes that what we need without a doubt is more of Jimmy Greaves,” wrote the performance …

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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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Duane Pipe and the sorely missed loo roll | Brief letters

Women’s football | Loo roll | Rare names | Kim Darroch | HeadlinesOne likely outcome of England’s performance in the World Cup (What will be the legacy of England’s Success?, 6 July) is that we will no longer be able to watch them live and free on TV a…

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World Cup prompts unprecedented global explosion for women’s football

• Viewing-figures records shattered across continents• England face Norway in quarter-final on ThursdayAs the Women’s World Cup enters the quarter-final stages, the sound heard across the globe is of records – and prejudices – being joyously shattered….

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‘We worship the body’: India’s kushti mud wrestlers – a photo essay

Caste and religion are left at the door of India’s traditional wrestling academies, where the pursuit of physical grace and brute force is a pathway out of poverty By day Amol Patil, 23, is a security guard, standing in a sentry box outside a company o…

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The art of sport photography with Ryan Pierse – video

It is Friday night at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground where Collingwood are taking on Sydney. Getty’s chief photographer Ryan Pierse is running up and down the sidelines, looking for the perfect frame. ‘You need to know the sport back to front,’ say…

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‘Drake curse’: Canadian star vindicated after Raptors’ NBA championship win

Prior to the victory over the Golden State Warriors, many had fallen victim to the music star’s reputation for bringing bad luckHis repeated interactions with athletes before critical games – and their subsequent losses – have earned Drake the unfortun…

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Cricket World Cup’s efforts to ‘engage’ doomed by terrestrial TV void | Andy Bull

TikTok, Helo, YouTube and the rest – like highlights after midnight – cannot make up for a widespread inability to watch the games unfoldRepeat a word often enough and it seems to lose all meaning. It’s called semantic satiation, and it’s a phenomenon …

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The Guardian view on cricket: play the game | Editorial

The game is shrinking in its homeland, but it still thrills hundreds of thousandsOnce in a while sport throws up some feat of truly astonishing athleticism. Professional sportspeople operate all the time at a level which most of us could never for a mo…

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‘You get used to the gunfire’ – filming the Libyan women’s football team

Denounced on TV, they train at secret locations watched by armed guards. We meet the woman from Hastings who made a fascinating film about Libya’s guttsiest football squad‘Just what our country needs!” rails the imam sarcastically on Libyan TV. “A wome…

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Drake’s Toronto superfandom: annoying, ludicrous and completely understandable

The rapper has spent the last six weeks making the Raptors’ playoff run about him rather than the team, but celebrity fans are part of the NBA’s heritageTo get the most obvious controversy out of the way first, the debate over whether Drake – Toronto’s…

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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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‘I’m so obsessed’: Adam Hills on fitting his TV career around rugby league

The Last Leg presenter talks about physical disability rugby league, playing at Anfield and his 400-mile trips to trainingBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredIf you happen to see a bearded bloke wearing South Sydney Rabbitohs gear in the Crouch End…

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Drake v Bucks feud grows as Milwaukee turns its ire on rapper’s courtside antics

Raptors super-fan has been vocal during NBA playoff gamesRapper trolls Milwaukee star Giannis AntetokounmpoAs the Toronto Raptors have made their way through the NBA playoffs, casual viewers may have wondered if Drake was coaching the team rather than …

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Diego Maradona review – flashy study of football’s flawed genius

Asif Kapadia, director of Amy and Senna, captures all the euphoria and catastrophe in a gripping documentary about the ‘hand of God’ megastar‘A bit of cheating and a lot of genius.” That’s how someone in this film summarises the Argentinian football me…

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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…