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‘Significant mouse problem’: Crystal Palace’s training ground given zero food hygiene rating

• Premier League club failed environmental health inspection• 10 supporters arrested after Brighton v PalaceCrystal Palace say they have taken action “to remedy the issues highlighted” after the kitchen at the club’s training ground was given a zero fo…

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Hernia mesh implants cost top British athlete five years of his career

Dai Greene says there should be more information so patients can weigh up risks • Revealed: how faulty implants harm patients worldwide• Why we’re examining the implants industryOne of Britain’s most successful athletes was forced to sit out an entire …

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‘We’ve seen so much growth’: how rugby is tackling children’s developmental issues | Jill Scanlon

Clinics use occupational therapy methods to facilitate development in kids with special needs – with positive resultsOn a warm and sunny Sunday morning in February this year, a small group of families came together in Royal Park on the edge of Melbourn…

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Cricket great Matthew Hayden suffers spinal injuries while surfing in Queensland

Former Test opener ‘dodged a bullet’ and is recovering from head and neck injuries Former Australian Test opener Matthew Hayden admits he’s lucky to have survived after suffering head and spinal injuries while surfing on a family holiday in Queensland….

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Labour pledges ban on TV gambling adverts during live sports

Tom Watson announces a number of policies designed to tackle addiction ‘epidemic’ Gambling companies will be banned from advertising on television during live sports if Labour wins the next general election, as part of a crackdown designed to tackle an…

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Brighton to offer free sanitary products to female fans in Premier League first

• Liverpool and Everton understood to be considering initiative• Thirteen clubs across UK have already signed upBrighton have become the first Premier League club to commit to providing female fans with free sanitary products after a campaign was launc…

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Sir Matt Busby airbrushed from Liverpool FC history? | Brief letters

Upskirting | Sir Matt Busby | Sign language | Vegetarianism | Thameslink | Clive JamesOnce the law is eventually passed to class upskirting as the criminal offence it clearly is (Upskirting bill is blocked by single Tory objection, 16 June), can the po…

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Steve Redgrave: ‘I feared diabetes would end my rowing career’

The five-time Olympic gold medallist discusses competing after his diagnosis – and breaking down barriers for othersWhen Sir Steve Redgrave was diagnosed with diabetes 20 years ago at the age of 35, he thought it would mean the end of his rowing career…

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Sound and vision: how a blind photographer shot the Games

Australian Andrew Follows is blind in one eye and has tunnel vision in the other, but his sense of hearing – and his labrador Leo – helped him capture the spirit of the Commonwealth GamesWith Leo, his labrador, fast asleep on the pool deck, Andrew Foll…

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Martin Adams: ‘Men are terrible at talking about our health, aren’t we?’

The former darts world champion discusses his battle with prostate cancer and why these days he is as happy to play for free in the local county leagues as on the biggest stageWhen you are a professional darts player called ‘Wolfie’, a former three-tim…

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Concussion is irreversible brain damage: we need to have this conversation | Ian Roberts

After a long rugby league career I wasn’t getting out without a scratch. But the news shocked meWhen the test results came back I was half-expecting negative news. I’d played nearly 250 games of rugby league and been concussed over a dozen times. I was…

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Sri Lankan bowler vomits in Delhi cricket match due to polluted air

Bowlers Suranga Lakmal and Lahiru Gamage are forced to take a break as harmful pollutants reach 12 times WHO safe limit A Sri Lankan player vomited on the field and was escorted off the ground as heavily polluted air continued to plague an internationa…

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Gambling charity warns betting firms are failing to fund addiction treatment

Bookmakers and betting companies are failing to honour pledge to donate to care, says leading charity GambleAwareGambling firms are failing to honour a pledge to donate part of their income to fund addiction treatment and should be forced to do so by l…

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NFL concussion: researchers hope blood tests can better detect head trauma

Several firms trying to develop new methods to assess extent of damageBaltimore’s Joe Flacco left Miami game with concussion after heavy hitIn the second quarter of an NFL game on Thursday night, the Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco slid to gain…

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World Rugby rejects ‘alarmist’ call for tackling and scrum ban in school sport

  • Experts call for ban on ‘harmful contact’ to reduce injury risk
  • World Rugby questions data and claims made in new study

World Rugby has rejected “extreme and alarmist” claims made in a study that calls on scrums and tackling to be banned at school level, with a number of former international players also speaking out against the proposal.

Allyson Pollock and Graham Kirkwood from the Institute of Health at Newcastle University had urged the government to remove the tackle and other forms of “harmful contact” from school rugby. They argued that removing collision is likely to “reduce and mitigate the risk of injury” and said governments have a duty to “ensure the safety of children”.

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London 2017: 30 people fall ill after norovirus hits athletics event

Botswana’s Isaac Makwala turned away from stadium’s warm-up track by security guards after medical disqualification

At least 30 athletes and team members at the world athletics championships in London have been infected in a suspected outbreak of norovirus, public health officials have said.

Several competitors were forced to withdraw from events in the first half of the tournament after suffering symptoms including vomiting. Nine people were still affected by Tuesday afternoon, the organising committee said.

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Concussion protocols at 2014 World Cup failed Fifa standards, study finds

Almost two-thirds of head collision incidents at the tournament were not followed by players being assessed on the sidelines by medical professionals

Head collisions experienced by footballers during the 2014 World Cup were not tackled according to Fifa’s own standards, research has revealed.

A team of doctors from Canada have found that after almost two-thirds of the head collision events that occurred during the tournament, the players involved did not receive an assessment on the sidelines by healthcare personnel.

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Concussion protocols at 2014 World Cup failed Fifa standards, study finds

Almost two-thirds of head collision incidents at the tournament were not followed by players being assessed on the sidelines by medical professionals

Head collisions experienced by footballers during the 2014 World Cup were not tackled according to Fifa’s own standards, research has revealed.

A team of doctors from Canada have found that after almost two-thirds of the head collision events that occurred during the tournament, the players involved did not receive an assessment on the sidelines by healthcare personnel.

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The rise of eSports: are addiction and corruption the price of its success?

Forget football, the world’s fastest-growing sport is live video gaming. But increasingly its impact is proving harmful to those involvedE-sports: the digital revolution has arrived – videoIf you had been away from the planet for the past quarter of a …

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Czech Republic’s Frantisek Rajtoral found dead at home

• Gaziantepspor midfielder, 31, won 14 caps for his country
• FifPro says more must be done to support current players

The president of Turkish side Gaziantepspor has confirmed reports that Czech Republic international Frantisek Rajtoral killed himself at his home over the weekend, with the chief medical officer of international players’ union warning more needs to be done to combat mental illness among current professionals.

The 31-year-old, who played 14 times for his country and was part of the squad that reached the Euro 2012 quarter-finals, was reportedly found hanged after Gaziantepspor alerted authorities to his absence on Sunday.

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