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Nurse in trousers awarded marathon record after outcry

Guinness World Records admits its rule that nurses wear a dress were outdatedAn NHS nurse who was told her marathon world record attempt was void because she wore scrubs rather than a dress has had the decision overturned following a backlash.Guinness …

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Nurse in trousers told her London Marathon record would not count

Guinness World Records says Jessica Anderson needed to have had a dress on to qualifyAn NHS nurse who ran the London Marathon was told her Guinness World Record attempt would not count because she was not wearing a dress.Jessica Anderson, who has been …

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London Marathon runners ‘harassed’ to speed up

One of race’s official pacers also says there were no water stations for slower runnersLondon Marathon organisers are investigating claims about the absence of water stations, and slower runners being ordered on to pavements for failing to keep up with…

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James Cracknell shuts out media scrum to focus on Boat Race

Oldest rower to compete in famous race has earned his place in Cambridge boat, colleagues sayFor someone about to battle the tides of history as well as the Thames in the 165th Boat Race, James Cracknell looked remarkably calm on Friday as film crews b…

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Son and hail: Tottenham’s new stadium opens in style

Competitive football finally arrives at the club’s long-awaited 62,000-seater home as the new stadium plays host to Crystal Palace as they take on Spurs in the Premier League Continue reading…

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Crystal Palace urged to condemn Democratic Football Lads Alliance

Letter signed by MPs warns rightwing group is spreading its message in local areaCrystal Palace football club has been called on to denounce the Democratic Football Lads Alliance (DFLA), amid concerns that the group is trying to organise among supporte…

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Goals and good feeling: inside Tottenham’s new stadium

The club’s long-awaited 62,000-seater home finally opened with a game between Spurs’s Under-18s and their Southampton counterparts Continue reading…

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Rich tennis fans vie for five-year, £100,000 Centre Court tickets

Demand will far exceed supply for Wimbledon debentures going on sale next weekThe super-rich will begin battling it out next week for some of the most expensive and exclusive sports tickets in the world: five-year passes for every match on Wimbledon’s …

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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Tottenham Hotspur station is a bad idea | Brief letters

White Hart Lane | A hug that said it all | Car-free rambles | Solar power | Breakup songs | Brexit BrelI’m a long-term Tottenham resident and lifelong Spurs fan living just a few minutes’ walk from the stadium. There is no need to waste public money on…

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London railway station to be renamed Tottenham Hotspur

TfL says change is subject to public consultation but football club appears to be telling partners decision is madeThe railway station near Tottenham Hotspur’s new stadium is to be renamed after the club lobbied the London mayor, Sadiq Khan, and his tr…

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Arthur Turner obituary

Footballer who played for Charlton in an FA Cup final, but never played a game for them in the leagueThe footballer Arthur Turner, who has died aged 98, had the unusual distinction of appearing in an FA Cup final for his side without ever playing a gam…

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‘We’re careful we don’t sell dreams’: the football academy with a knack for spotting talent | Ed Aarons

South London’s Kinetic Academy has produced 33 professionals but its focus is on keeping young boys away from trouble and into an environment where they can thrive“When you’re 15 or 16 sometimes you’re not mature enough to make the right decisions – yo…

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London streets ‘too dirty’ for super-rich football giant Spurs

Club claims the area around its new ground must look better – but won’t pay for clean-upEngland’s top Premier League teams attract huge crowds and legions of devoted supporters around the globe. But closer to home they are facing charges of behaving wi…

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Police question suspect over alleged abuse of Raheem Sterling

Met says TV and CCTV footage is being examined to see if offence was committedA man alleged to have hurled racist abuse at footballer Raheem Sterling during a televised Premier League game has been questioned under criminal caution, the Metropolitan po…

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Tottenham fan fined for hurling banana skin at black Arsenal player

Magistrate also bans Averof Panteli for four years, saying his actions had ‘racial element’A Tottenham fan has been fined after throwing a banana skin at a black Arsenal footballer in a “targeted gesture” that had a “racial element”.Averof Panteli admi…

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Manchester joins London in bid to host ATP Finals tennis from 2021

Singapore, Tokyo and Turin also in running for eventLondon has staged tournament at O2 since 2009Manchester has joined London as a leading candidate to host the ATP Finals from 2021 to 2025. The end-of-season tournament is to be held at the O2 Arena in…

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Wimbledon to expand after golf club members vote to sell for £65m

Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly are among those who will receive an £85,000 windfall from the salePiers Morgan, Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly, former cabinet secretary Lord Gus O’Donnell, and the 754 other members of Wimbledon Park golf club have voted…

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Long battle expected as world’s top two chess players meet in London

Organisers hope for large global audience as Magnus Carlsen plays Fabiano Caruana The last time an American challenged for the world chess championship it was seen as an almighty clash of civilisations: west versus east, capitalism against communism, a…

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Dulwich Hamlet to return to Champions Hill after eight months in exile

• National League South club had been in dispute with owners• Talks between club, council and owners prove successfulDulwich Hamlet are to return to their Champions Hill ground after eight months in exile.The National League South club have been playin…