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Andy Fordham obituary

Darts world champion and fans’ favourite who may have achieved much more but for his unhealthy lifestyleAndy “the Viking” Fordham, who has died aged 59, was one of the world’s most popular darts players, instantly recognisable with his mane of long hai…

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Sport science body to track female athletes’ hormonal changes linked to menstruation

English Institute of Sport to roll out saliva tests tracking hormones that may drive fluctuation in women’s performanceHighs and lows are a feature of any athlete’s career, but for some female contestants, these peaks and troughs in performance may com…

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Tokyo to be put under state of emergency for duration of 2020 Olympic Games

Measure increases the likelihood that the Games in Japan will be held without a single spectatorSee all our coronavirus coverageJapan’s government is to declare a state of emergency in Tokyo that will be in force during the Olympics, as the capital bat…

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‘Pathetic’: Andy Murray slams 1% pay offer made to NHS workers

Two-time Wimbledon champion praises frontline staff, some of whom were invited to watch the tennisCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageAndy Murray has joined the chorus of condemnation of the government’s “pathetic” proposal for …

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‘Do not touch that ball’: Covid advice prompts anger and humour from AFL fans

SA chief health officer warns people attending the Adelaide v Collingwood game to duck if the ball comes towards themExperts dispute Victoria claim Kappa variant is more infectiousVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedVictoria case alerts and…

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‘Do not touch that ball’: Covid advice prompts anger and humour from AFL fans

SA chief health officer warns people attending the Adelaide v Collingwood game to duck if the ball comes towards themExperts dispute Victoria claim Kappa variant is more infectiousVictoria’s Covid lockdown restrictions explainedVictoria case alerts and…

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Sport loves athletes with mental health issues – as long as they shut up and play | Marina Hyde

The grand slams say Naomi Osaka’s decisions about press are ‘injurious’ to tennis. Perhaps they should look closer to homeAmazing, really, that the most appalling people in tennis are not the ones who applaud piously when the Wimbledon umpire tells the…

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AFL scrambles again as Melbourne lockdown causes chaos for sport

Games in Melbourne to go ahead but without crowdsRichmond’s match against Adelaide moved to Sydney Victoria’s new Covid lockdown restrictions explainedFull list of case alerts and public exposure sites in VictoriaFollow LIVE Covid updates on Thursday a…

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AFL scrambles again as Melbourne lockdown causes chaos for sport

Games in Melbourne to go ahead but without crowdsRichmond’s match against Adelaide moved to Sydney Victoria’s new Covid lockdown restrictions explainedFull list of case alerts and public exposure sites in VictoriaFollow LIVE Covid updates on Thursday a…

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‘So full of life and love, so sad inside’: how Jacinda Barclay’s death could help us understand concussion in sport

When the fearless, open-hearted athlete took her own life in October, the shock was immense. Now her family is determined to find out why Damage found after late AFLW player Jacinda Barclay donates brain for concussion researchTall, whispering gum tree…

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‘So full of life and love, so sad inside’: how Jacinda Barclay’s death could help us understand concussion in sport

When the fearless, open-hearted athlete took her own life in October, the shock was immense. Now her family is determined to find out why Damage found after late AFLW player Jacinda Barclay donates brain for concussion researchTall, whispering gum tree…

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Sir Alex Ferguson: ‘I feared I would never speak again’

Former Manchester United manager tells of brain surgery worries ahead of documentary about his lifeSir Alex Ferguson has said he feared he would never be able to speak again after suffering a brain haemorrhage in 2018. The former Manchester United mana…

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Survey shows UK parents’ concern over Covid effect on children’s activity

78% say children doing less than recommend amount of exercise25% of sports groups unlikely to return when schools reopenMore than two-thirds of UK parents believe their children have become less active during the pandemic, new research has found, placi…

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End outside sport ban, top scientist urges Johnson as all adults set for jab by July

Outdoor sports for children should be allowed now as prime minister sets new vaccination targetData on the number of Covid-19 cases is now so encouraging that outdoor sports for children and small numbers of adults should be allowed immediately as part…

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Tennis Australia confirms it will pay for players’ quarantine as cases linked to Australian Open rise

Tournament organisers clarify comments made by Craig Tiley that the Victorian government would share quarantine costsNSW hotspots; Queensland hotspotsState-by-state restrictions and lockdown rules explainedFollow the Australia coronavirus liveblogTenni…

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Jamie Peacock: ‘Success would be if one person changed their mindset’

The former rugby league great has launched a mental health campaign aiming to help people cope with life in lockdown“Finding your purpose after retiring can be difficult,” says Jamie Peacock. The transition out of playing at the highest level is often …

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Australian Open players in stricter Covid isolation say they risk injury if not allowed to train

Some affected players say they they were misled about rules and organisers had promised this situation would not happenAustralian Open tennis players who have been forced into stricter quarantine have said they were misled about the rules for the tourn…

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Football charity sees Covid crisis hitting the poorest hardest

Jack Reynolds from Football Beyond Borders tells of the uphill struggles facing youngstersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe pandemic has thrown up problems that few people in the UK have had to deal with before. But very f…

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Football charity sees Covid crisis hitting the poorest hardest

Jack Reynolds from Football Beyond Borders tells of the uphill struggles facing youngstersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe pandemic has thrown up problems that few people in the UK have had to deal with before. But very f…

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Football charity sees Covid crisis hitting the poorest hardest

Jack Reynolds from Football Beyond Borders tells of the uphill struggles facing youngstersCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe pandemic has thrown up problems that few people in the UK have had to deal with before. But very f…