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David and Victoria Beckham split from business partner Simon Fuller

Couple buy ex-Spice Girls manager’s 33% stake for about $50mDavid and Victoria Beckham have bought out their business partner Simon Fuller’s 33% stake in the former England footballer’s businesses for about $50m (£38m).The deal gives the Beckhams full …

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Is a tarnished UFC worth the risk to ESPN and Disney Studios?

Mixed martial arts’ biggest money-spinner can deliver a young, internet-savvy audience. But UFC has been hit by a number of unseemly controversiesOn Saturday the UFC will return Rio de Janeiro for UFC 237. The event, which features a handful of former …

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Alex Scott: ‘I wouldn’t want Graeme Souness to change because I’m female’

The former England full-back Alex Scott, preparing for the Women’s World Cup as a pundit this time, relishes her studio clashes and setting an example“It’s going to get to a stage where I’m not regarded as a female pundit. I don’t want to be regarded a…

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Sorry, but Sports Illustrated’s Swimwear Issue is still showcasing sex, not beauty | Marina Hyde

The American magazine is being disingenuous if it thinks the use of one burkini-clad Muslim model will ‘shatter perceptions’As a huge fan of all attempts to complexify the men’s magazine market, I couldn’t be more moved by the latest gambit by Sports I…

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#enough is not enough if PFA wants to be convincing on anti-racism | Daniel Taylor

Reactions to the social-media boycott show the players’ union still has much to do to win over sceptics and persuade Twitter et al to actIt wasn’t easy at first to know what to make of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s #enough campaign. It wa…

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Footballers supporting Enough campaign subjected to racist abuse

• Players had taken part in 24-hour social media boycott• PFA: ‘Response from social networks again unacceptable’Players who took part in the Enough campaign for a 24-hour social media boycott in protest at online racial abuse received further insults …

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Footballers supporting Enough campaign subjected to racist abuse

• Players had taken part in 24-hour social media boycott• PFA: ‘Response from social networks again unacceptable’Players who took part in the Enough campaign for a 24-hour social media boycott in protest at online racial abuse received further insults …

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Leon Mann: ‘We need people in power to show they care about diversity’

The former BBC and ITV presenter has become a campaigner for greater BAME representation in British sports media and is determined to see radical change to a stark issueLeon Mann tells a story which, by his own admission, is as depressing as it is amus…

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Time’s recognition of Mohamed Salah helps confront prejudice: Jürgen Klopp

• US magazine puts Liverpool striker among 100 ‘most influential’• ‘He’s a role model in so many different things,’ says managerJürgen Klopp has welcomed Time magazine’s recognition of Mohamed Salah as an important step in confronting the prejudice tha…

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Ivor Broadis obituary

Footballer who was the first Englishman to score twice in a match in the World Cup finalsThe footballer Ivor Broadis, who has died aged 96, played in all three of England’s games in the World Cup finals of 1954 as they reached the last eight in Switzer…

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Ross Brawn: ‘We want innovation in F1 without becoming gimmicky’

Formula One’s sporting director talks about his unquenchable love for the sport and the daunting tasks ahead of himRoss Brawn has spent a remarkable career in Formula One relentlessly looking forward. In a febrile paddock all that mattered was the next…

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How Stephen A Smith went from visionary pundit to ESPN’s $10m hot-take machine

The broadcaster’s shouter-in-chief is about to become the richest man in sports media after nearly washing out chasing a vision that was ahead of its timeAdidas needs Beyoncé more than Beyoncé needs Adidas. Last week’s announcement of their multi-year …

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How Stephen A Smith went from visionary pundit to ESPN’s $10m hot-take machine

The broadcaster’s shouter-in-chief is about to become the richest man in sports media after nearly washing out chasing a vision that was ahead of its timeAdidas needs Beyoncé more than Beyoncé needs Adidas. Last week’s announcement of their multi-year …

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How Stephen A Smith went from visionary pundit to ESPN’s $10m hot-take machine

The broadcaster’s shouter-in-chief is about to become the richest man in sports media after nearly washing out chasing a vision that was ahead of its timeAdidas needs Beyoncé more than Beyoncé needs Adidas. Last week’s announcement of their multi-year …

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Gordon Strachan likens possible verbal abuse of Adam Johnson to racism – video

The former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will no longer be used by Sky Sports after controversial comments in which he appeared to conflate convicted sex offender Adam Johnson’s situation with racial abuse. Johnson has recently b…

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Gordon Strachan will not appear on Sky again after Adam Johnson remarks

• Former Scotland manager will no longer be used by broadcaster• Strachan seemed to conflate Johnson issue with racial abuseThe former Scotland manager Gordon Strachan will no longer be used by Sky Sports after controversial comments in which he appear…

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Sky Bet criticised for featuring gambling addict Paul Merson in adverts

Company says it no longer uses pundit in promotional material Campaigners say betting firms should stop using sport starsSky Bet has come under fire for using Paul Merson in its adverts despite his well-documented struggles with gambling addiction.The …

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Sky Bet criticised for featuring gambling addict Paul Merson in adverts

Company says it no longer uses pundit in promotional material Campaigners say betting firms should stop using sport starsSky Bet has come under fire for using Paul Merson in its adverts despite his well-documented struggles with gambling addiction.The …

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‘Embarrassing and strange’: Boxer kisses female reporter on lips during interview

Kubrat Pulev ends interview with Jennifer Ravalo with kissBulgarian had just beaten Bogdan Dinu in Las VegasBulgarian heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev had distinguished himself by knocking out Bogdan Dinu in Las Vegas on Saturday night, his 27th victory …

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Three men sentenced to total of 17 years over illegal Premier League streaming

The fraudulent companies earned in excess of £5m‘Mastermind’ Steven King jailed for more than seven years Three operators of a pirate streaming organisation which provided illegal access to Premier League games to more than 1,000 pubs, clubs and homes …