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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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Heather Watson tells online trolls: sport isn’t about looking perfect

Tennis player sends defiant message to critics of her appearance, saying women need to feel comfortable in their own skin

The British tennis player Heather Watson has spoken out against online abuse she has received over her weight and appearance and urged other women to “feel comfortable in their own skin”.

Watson, 25, won the mixed doubles title at Wimbledon last year but received abuse after she lost in the first round of the singles having failed to convert three match points against the German player Annika Beck.

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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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Rio 2016: Adam Peaty’s grandmother #OlympicNan celebrates win on Twitter

Mavis Williams, 74, has been following her grandson’s progress in Rio and tweeting with glee about his triumphs

When Adam Peaty triumphed in the 100m breaststroke, becoming the first British man to win a gold medal in the pool for a quarter of a century, most of Britain was asleep.

But there was a light on in the Sheffield home of Mavis Williams, his 74-year-old grandmother, who was watching his winning swim in the early hours of Monday morning – and tweeting about it.

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Uefa takes action against Viagogo over illegal Euro 2016 ticket sales

French police raid Bordeaux hotel where staff from online marketplace were handing out tickets for Italy v Germany

European football’s governing body Uefa has filed a criminal complaint against the ticketing website Viagogo for illegal ticket sales at Euro 2016.

Sources in Bordeaux told the Guardian that French police raided the hotel Le Provençal last Saturday, where Viagogo staff had booked a room and were handing out tickets for the game between Italy and Germany.

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Heather Watson hits out at internet trolls after Wimbledon defeat

British No 2 says logging on to Twitter like a form of self-punishment after crashing out in first round

Heather Watson, the British No 2 tennis player, has hit out at internet trolls for not being “brave enough” to confront her in person, following the targeting of Wimbledon competitors online.

Watson, 24, was subjected to a barrage of insults and criticism when she lost a gruelling three-set match against Annika Beck in the longest women’s contest of the tournament so far.

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YouTube rules out Premier League bid despite Europa League final coup

Tech company, which will also show Champion’s League football final, is happy to grow business of partnering broadcasters and content creators

A near record number of football fans discarded their TV sets to catch the Europa League final on YouTube, but despite its success the web giant has scotched the idea that it wants to challenge Sky and BT for Premier League rights.

BT Sport struck a deal with Google-owned YouTube to air the Europa League final, and upcoming Champion’s League final, alongside its own mix of coverage on pay-TV and free-to-air channels.

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#MoreThanMean highlights harassment women in sports endure | Shireen Ahmed

Nowhere is the epidemic of online abuse more concentrated than in the male-dominated realm of sports, a truth alarmingly familiar to female sportswriters

The first time I read a violent remark directed at me, I laughed nervously.

“I hope you get raped with a hockey stick.” It was ridiculous that someone who didn’t know me would lash out for 140 characters I wrote about Patrick Kane. Why would they would think it was acceptable that I be a victim of rape because I opined on a very public case of a hockey player? Those words stung me and I cried. I deleted the email.

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First modern Olympic Games: Google Doodle marks 120th anniversary

• 120 years since the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens
• Art and design: Olympic posters 1896 – 2008

Google has marked the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games with its latest sporting doodle.

The doodle – four versions designed by Olivia Huynh, each featuring a different event from the Games – honours the 1896 Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, which involved nine sports in the Panathenaic Stadium.

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First modern Olympic Games: Google Doodle marks 120th anniversary

• 120 years since the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens
• Art and design: Olympic posters 1896 – 2008

Google has marked the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games with its latest sporting doodle.

The doodle – four versions designed by Olivia Huynh, each featuring a different event from the Games – honours the 1896 Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, which involved nine sports in the Panathenaic Stadium.

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First modern Olympic Games: Google Doodle marks 120th anniversary

• 120 years since the Games of the I Olympiad in Athens
• Art and design: Olympic posters 1896 – 2008

Google has marked the 120th anniversary of the first modern Olympic Games with its latest sporting doodle.

The doodle – four versions designed by Olivia Huynh, each featuring a different event from the Games – honours the 1896 Games of the I Olympiad in Athens, which involved nine sports in the Panathenaic Stadium.

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Informality and inclusivity of football podcasts prove it is good to talk

Football Weekly has come a long way from four blokes huddled round a microphone talking soccer and such is the seemingly insatiable appetite for this phenomena the beautiful game is being talked about more now than ever before

Something fairly remarkable happened in Dublin last Tuesday. On a chilly March school night, just shy of one thousand people converged on Vicar Street theatre for an evening of light entertainment. Opened in 1998, the splendid Thomas Street venue has in the past played host to musicians such as Neil Young, Al Green and Bob Dylan. It is also an ideal venue for comedy; one where one of Ireland’s favourite acts, Dara Ó Briain, performs residencies of such epic duration that the backstage Sky box is rumoured to have been installed so that he can keep tabs on his beloved Arsenal’s comparatively brief annual residency in the Champions League during the Irish leg of his tours.

Last Tuesday evening was something of a new departure for Vicar Street, when paralysed with fear and unencumbered by musical instruments, a set list, painstakingly crafted comedy stylings or anything much in the way of charisma, some journalists best known for their appearances on a Guardian podcast received a warm welcome on stage, where they sat behind a table and … well, just talked for two hours about football.

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Women’s World Cup 2015: Google doodle celebrates Sunday’s final

What USA need to do to beat Japan
Sampson hails ‘awesome’ England

Google has marked the Women’s World Cup final with a new Google Doodle on the search engine’s homepage.

The doodle is arranged in the blue, red, orange and green of the Canada 2015 logo and depicts female players and fans experiencing the highs of the tournament.

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