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‘It’s important to live without bitterness’: Andrew Strauss on the death of his wife Ruth

Non-smoking lung cancers are mysteriously on the rise – and Ruth Strauss died of the disease in 2018. Her husband discusses his campaign for more research and how he and his two sons have copedAndrew Strauss is on his way to Cornwall for a long weekend…

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Modern footballers could be at ‘greater risk’ from head injury, says study

The Field study was commissioned by the FA and PFAModern players not at any less risk than predecessorsModern footballers could be at greater risk of neurodegenerative disease from head injuries than their predecessors, the academic leading a landmark …

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Tom Brady’s pseudoscientific wellness racket is the American dream | Bryan Armen Graham

The ageless NFL star is selling a dream with his slickly marketed wellness-cum-lifestyle brand TB12™, but the dubious science behind his products is bound to leave customers deflatedFootball is America’s most democratic game, still, despite any increme…

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Reopening date for gyms in England expected imminently

Announcement also expected on nail bars as Northern Ireland gyms prepare to reopenThe government is to allow gyms in England to start reopening this month, it is understood, following intense lobbying from the fitness sector and MPs over why they had t…

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Horse racing helping jockeys tackle mental health issues | Chris Cook

The pressures on professional riders are well-documented and in the wake of Liam Treadwell’s death the sport plans to do even more to offer support to those affected“I absolutely hated racing that season,” says Harry Teal, reflecting on the time, just…

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Operators of gyms and pools query England’s new lockdown rules

Nightclubs also off limits but pubs can open – prompting accusations of inconsistencyCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe government has given the green light to a night out in a pub or restaurant in England but gym workouts,…

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NRL’s idea to return crowds to stadiums within weeks ‘absurd and dangerous’, says doctors’ association

Australian Medical Association president says desire to allow limited number of fans back by 1 July ‘belongs in the sin bin’ The NRL’s ambitious push to get crowds back into stadiums on match days in a matter of weeks has been dismissed as “absurd and …

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Luke Chadwick: ‘It’s worth going through the torment if it helps others’

The former Manchester United winger on the fallout from discussing jokes about his appearance affecting his mental healthIt says a lot about Luke Chadwick that he ended up feeling bad when he saw Nick Hancock apologising on BBC Breakfast for making fun…

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Luke Chadwick: ‘It’s worth going through the torment if it helps others’

The former Manchester United winger on the fallout from discussing jokes about his appearance affecting his mental healthIt says a lot about Luke Chadwick that he ended up feeling bad when he saw Nick Hancock apologising on BBC Breakfast for making fun…

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Luke Chadwick: ‘It’s worth going through the torment if it helps others’

The former Manchester United winger on the fallout from discussing jokes about his appearance affecting his mental healthIt says a lot about Luke Chadwick that he ended up feeling bad when he saw Nick Hancock apologising on BBC Breakfast for making fun…

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Frank Lampard says football used to be ‘in stone age’ on mental health

Chelsea manager to appear in documentary with Prince WilliamLampard believes situation has improved but more can be doneFrank Lampard has said attitudes around mental health in football were stuck in the stone age during his playing career and that foo…

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Experts call for inquiry into Cheltenham festival decision

Figures suggest coronavirus deaths rose as a result of racing event going ahead in MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic health experts have called for an investigation into whether the decision to allow the Cheltenham…

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Experts call for inquiry into Cheltenham festival decision

Figures suggest coronavirus deaths rose as a result of racing event going ahead in MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic health experts have called for an investigation into whether the decision to allow the Cheltenham…

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Closing the UK’s parks and public spaces really could be a tipping point | Barney Ronay

There is always compromise, always managed space – but banning exercise in this country would be a disasterYou can take our pubs and our shopping centres. You can wall us up behind the front door with Netflix and newsagent wine. But don’t take away our…

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‘This is a calling’: A nurse’s journey from UFC fighter to Covid-19 frontline

Phillipe Nover was trained to inflict damage on his opponents in the octagon. Now he is helping save lives in a city stricken by coronavirusAmong the steady stream of stretchers nurse practitioner Phillipe Nover saw pass through his New York City area …

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The sports world knows what concussion can do. So why does no one talk about it? | Stephanie Convery

At the inquest into the death of Sydney boxer Davey Browne, journalist and boxer Stephanie Convery’s anger rose. The industry had failed to protect its ownNobody in boxing talks about concussion.Given the objective of the sport is quite literally to hi…

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Redefining the ‘strong man’: Tyson Fury praised for openness on mental health

Boxer was taunted about depression by Deontay Wilder in run-up to heavyweight title fightTyson Fury’s struggle with his mental health was ridiculed by his opponent in the run-up to the most anticipated heavyweight title fight in decades. “Don’t you eve…

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Air pollution has major impact on children in sport, study warns

Breathe GB warns of damage to lungs and performance in survey of training groundsBritain’s future sporting performance could be hampered by air pollution because some UK training grounds are in areas with dangerously high pollution levels, a report has…

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Tony Adams: ‘Alcohol gave me a good hiding – I needed a lot of pain’

Adams says Sporting Chance, the 20-year-old charity he set up for those in sport with addiction and mental health issues, eclipses all he achieved in his illustrious playing career“Captaining your country, going out at Wembley, captaining Arsenal to 10…

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Mixed reception for proposal to ban children heading footballs

Campaigners welcome ‘positive step’, but some working in children’s football question how enforceable it would bePeter Monk gave a wry response when asked if he thought children should be allowed to head a football from a young age.“To be honest, with …