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Dutch football captains lead boycott of TV show over racist remarks

Virgil van Dijk and Sari van Veenendaal hit out at pundit and say ‘enough is enough’The captains of the Dutch men’s, women’s and youth national football teams are boycotting a leading sports TV programme over the racist comments of a longstanding pundi…

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Joy v danger: Italian fans divided as football returns to Bergamo

Some supporters in province at centre of epidemic welcome return to normality but others fear it is too soonCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageMauro Ausilio was among 40,000 Atalanta fans, most of whom had travelled 30 miles fr…

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French Olympic hopeful climber Luce Douady, 16, dies after cliff fall

Douady seen as one of the sport’s brightest young talents French climbing federation expresses ‘immense sadness’ Teenage French climbing prodigy Luce Douady was killed on Sunday when she fell on a footpath in a climbing area in the French Alps, the Fre…

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Irish government contacts UAE over crime boss role in Fury-Joshua bout

Daniel Kinahan praised by Fury over title fight ‘Big shout out to Dan. He got this done,’ says FuryThe Irish government has contacted the United Arab Emirates over the involvement of an Irish crime boss in a proposed boxing match between Tyson Fury and…

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Irish government contacts UAE over crime boss role in Fury-Joshua bout

Daniel Kinahan praised by Fury over title fight ‘Big shout out to Dan. He got this done,’ says FuryThe Irish government has contacted the United Arab Emirates over the involvement of an Irish crime boss in a proposed boxing match between Tyson Fury and…

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‘The atmosphere was brilliant:’ fans fail to keep their distance in Hungary

Having been starved of football for months, excitement got the better of the limited number of fans at the Hungarian cup finalWith chanting, drums and some very loosely enforced social distancing regulations, the Hungarian cup final on Wednesday evenin…

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French football fans who went to illegal match sought for Covid-19 testing

Match played in defiance of rules limiting public gatherings to maximum of 10 peopleCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOfficials in Strasbourg have appealed for hundreds of spectators who attended an illegal football match at t…

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Ibrahimovic statue set to move from Malmö’s stadium after vandalism

Local council is looking for a new site in Swedish cityStatue targeted after Ibrahimovic bought stake in HammarbyZlatan Ibrahimovic’s statue is likely to be relocated from outside Malmö’s stadium to another site in the city after repeated acts of vanda…

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Officials to investigate potential Covid-19 link with Liverpool match

Several deaths in city have been blamed on 11 March football game against Atletico MadridCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic health authorities are to investigate a potential link between a Champions League football match…

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How to solve the football season dilemma

Bernard Wilson suggests a way to get round the problems caused by the coronavirus-related shutdown of English footballCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageIt hardly matters in the grand scheme of things but, in anticipation of a …

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Last league standing: Belarusian football basks in new-found popularity

Belarusian Premier League has signed 10 new TV rights dealsOnly cases of coronavirus reported in the countryWith professional football at a virtual standstill around the globe, fans in need of their weekly fix are turning to the Belarusian Premier Leag…

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Last league standing: Belarusian football basks in new-found popularity

Belarusian Premier League has signed 10 new TV rights dealsOnly cases of coronavirus reported in the countryWith professional football at a virtual standstill around the globe, fans in need of their weekly fix are turning to the Belarusian Premier Leag…

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Last league standing: Belarusian football basks in new-found popularity

Belarusian Premier League has signed 10 new TV rights dealsOnly cases of coronavirus reported in the countryWith professional football at a virtual standstill around the globe, fans in need of their weekly fix are turning to the Belarusian Premier Leag…

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Russian Athletics Federation fined $10m for breaching anti-doping rules

World Athletics imposes unprecedented financial penaltyTen Russians will be allowed to compete as neutrals at OlympicsThe Russian Athletics Federation has been hit with an unprecedented $10m fine for repeatedly breaching anti-doping rules. World Athlet…

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All sport in Italy suspended until 3 April amid coronavirus outbreak

Serie A programme will be affected by suspensionAnnouncement does not affect international competitionsAll sporting activity at all levels in Italy has been suspended until 3 April at the earliest, the Italian national Olympic committee (CONI) has anno…

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Anger as F1 teams get go-ahead to drive on Dutch nature reserve

Teams allowed to take beach route to get to Netherlands’ first F1 grand prix in 35 yearsThe return of Formula One to the Netherlands after 35 years has become mired in controversy after two racing teams got the green light to drive across a beach natur…

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Young Manchester United fan writes to Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp and gets reply

Ten-year-old Daragh Curley wrote to the Liverpool manager asking him if he could make his team lose a few gamesThe Liverpool manager, Jürgen Klopp, has said he was so charmed by the sheer cheek of a young Manchester United fan who wrote to ask whether …

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Vintage winter sport posters – in pictures

A selection of vintage ski and winter sports posters dating back to the early 20th century showcasing resorts from the Alps to Yosemite, from poster artists such as Emil Cardinaux, Dwight Shepler and Arthur Zelger, from a collection to be auctioned in …

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Vintage winter sport posters – in pictures

A selection of vintage ski and winter sports posters dating back to the early 20th century showcasing resorts from the Alps to Yosemite, from poster artists such as Emil Cardinaux, Dwight Shepler and Arthur Zelger, from a collection to be auctioned in …

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Italian referee banned from football for one year after headbutting goalkeeper

Antonio Martiniello and Matteo Ciccioli clashed after matchReferee had earlier sent Ciccioli off in regional league gameAn Italian football referee has been banned from officiating or attending football matches for one year, after headbutting a goalkee…