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KSI vs Logan Paul 2: big-money YouTube boxing rematch explained – video

Controversial YouTubers Logan Paul and Olajide ‘KSI’ Olatunji are set to trade blows in front of a sellout audience in Los Angeles. Dismissed by many in the boxing world as a farce, the fight is nonetheless expected to draw a worldwide audience of…

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Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford target of racist abuse on Twitter

Footballer subject to hateful remarks after missing penalty against Crystal Palace on SaturdayManchester United footballer Marcus Rashford was subject to racist abuse on Twitter after he missed a penalty on Saturday during the club’s narrow defeat agai…

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Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford target of racist abuse on Twitter

Footballer subject to hateful remarks after missing penalty against Crystal Palace on SaturdayManchester United footballer Marcus Rashford was subject to racist abuse on Twitter after he missed a penalty on Saturday during the club’s narrow defeat agai…

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What Berwick Rangers going viral tells football clubs about social media

Bayern Munich and Roma are not the only clubs gaining fans online – as Berwick, Motherwell and Celtic showed last seasonBy Simon Meehan for Nutmeg magazineIt’s 4.50pm on a cold, blustery Saturday in March and I am at the in-laws’ house on the south coa…

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Adidas under fire for racist tweets after botched Arsenal launch

Company automatically posted pictures of new shirts with offensive Twitter handles on back Adidas UK has come under fire after a social media gambit backfired spectacularly, leading to the company tweeting out pictures of its shirts with racist and off…

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India and Pakistan in social media dogfight before cricket clash

Pakistani channel releases spoof video of shot-down pilot, prompting outrage in IndiaIndia and Pakistan have had tempestuous relations since their birth as independent states. There have been wars, skirmishes, bad-natured exchanges, and prolonged diplo…

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‘They’re amazingly isolated’: is social media making NBA players miserable?

NBA commissioner says many of the stars he meets are unhappy. The criticism they face on Twitter and Instagram could be to blameSometimes it can be challenging for NBA players to focus entirely on basketball. Recently, Russell Westbrook got into a back…

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‘Cowardly grubs’: Scott Morrison condemns sexist remarks about Tayla Harris

PM says trolls targeting the Carlton AFL Women’s player ‘need to wake up to themselves’The Australian prime minister has weighed in to the controversy around sexist comments posted online about an image of the Australian rules footballer Tayla Harris, …

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UK betting firms back live sports advertising ban

Online gambling firms such as Bet365, William Hill and Ladbrokes agree ban amid fears of impact on children Online gambling companies have agreed to a voluntary “whistle-to-whistle” ban on advertising during live sports, in an effort to address concern…

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Club forums are a haven for football fans in an ever angrier online world

Whereas YouTube and Twitter amplify rants, club forums offer kinship, humour and a place to open up to like-minded peopleBy Jem Stone for WSC, part of the Sport NetworkEarlier this year a Brighton fan who uses the pseudonym Last Summer posted to the we…

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Livestream of England match will have 20-second delay, says BBC

Millions are expected to watch quarter-final game against Sweden on mobile or big screenMillions of Britons unable to get close to a television will spend Saturday afternoon watching England’s World Cup quarter-final match livestreamed on to their mobi…

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Football fans flock to Players’ Tribune, the site that gives stars their voice

Website has scored at the World Cup with in-depth articles by stars including Raheem Sterling and Romelu LukakuSeveral unlikely stars have emerged during the World Cup, from inflatable unicorns to Japanese and Senegalese fans cleaning up after games. L…

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Mike Hoffman traded by Senators after fiancee accused of cyberbullying

Winger lands with Panthers after two trades in one morningHoffman’s fiancee alleged to have harassed captain’s wifeThe Ottawa Senators traded winger Mike Hoffman on Tuesday, hoping to solve an ugly off-ice issue involving star defenseman Erik Karlsson …

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Amazon launches its assault on sport coverage with tennis at Queen’s

• Fever-Tree Championships screened on Amazon Prime Video • US Open, ATP Tour and Premier League will also be shownSky’s decision to walk away from tennis next summer, after several years covering everything from the salad days of Tim Henman to the ris…

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Amazon breaks Premier League hold of Sky and BT with streaming deal

US online retailer will exclusively livestream 20 matches per season from 2019Amazon has broken Sky and BT’s stranglehold on Premier League football by striking a groundbreaking deal to livestream exclusive coverage of 20 matches per season online.The …

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Amazon buys exclusive UK rights to US Open tennis tournament

Five-year deal, thought worth $40m, gives Prime subscribers in UK access to grand slam eventAmazon has struck a deal said to be worth $40m (£30m) for the exclusive UK TV rights to the US Open tennis tournament, as the US firm looks to add to its 100 mi…

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Commonwealth Games wifi service will mine visitors’ Facebook data

The data mining, which the Gold Coast council says is legal, will be used to market the city to touristsThe Gold Coast council will use a new city wifi service to harvest Facebook data from visitors to next month’s Commonwealth Games.The data mining, w…

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Winter Olympics investigating if technical problems were cyber-attack

Wifi stopped working before opening ceremony and there were technical problems at main press centreWinter Olympics organisers are investigating whether the opening ceremony was the target of a cyber-attack after severe technological problems struck dur…

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Arsenal seals cryptocurrency sponsorship deal

First such deal by a major sporting team will see club promoting CashBet at the EmiratesArsenal has signed a sponsorship deal with the US cryptocurrency CashBet, which will see the Premier League club promote the firm’s initial coin offering (ICO) at t…

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Amazon outbids Sky to win exclusive ATP tour tennis rights

Amazon Prime streaming service will now show nearly all elite men’s tennis events except the four grand slams

Tennis fans wanting to watch Andy Murray and Roger Federer on a regular basis through the season will have to pick up an Amazon subscription, after the US digital giant nabbed the UK rights to the ATP World Tour from Sky.

The deal will make Amazon Prime Video the home for practically all top-flight men’s tennis other than the four grand slam tournaments – including the end of year ATP World Tour finals at the O2 Arena in London.

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