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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 …

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Kelly Holmes on mental health and happiness: ‘I’ve been to the lowest point and the highest’

Since retiring, the athlete has opened up about self-harming. She talks about winning double gold, losing her mother – and her new mental health podcastKelly Holmes has always liked to surprise. So when the double Olympic gold medallist decided to have…

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Netflix’s F1 series offers a captivating, candid glimpse behind the curtain | Giles Richards

In the absence of Ferrari and Mercedes, the new documentary allows characters like the acerbic Haas team principal, Guenther Steiner, to shine and show F1’s human faceSkill, drama, spectacle and of course entertainment are the elements that should driv…

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‘Worst night on record’: Spanish media on Real Madrid’s Champions League exit

• Madrid out of Champions League after 4-1 home loss to Ajax• AS say ‘three months in the desert’ now await clubReal Madrid’s mourners filed out in silence while Ajax danced on their grave. As the north end of the Santiago Bernabéu roared to the sound …

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‘You all know who you are’: Romelu Lukaku speaks out on racism in the media – video

Romelu Lukaku has spoken out about racism and discrimination he has received both in the media and from football supporters.The Belgian striker told OTRO that ever since he missed a chance for Manchester United against Real Madrid in the Super Cup in 2…

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Plans finally in motion to ease train pain of match-going supporters

Following campaigning, the government has agreed to help fans left out of pocket after their rail travel to and from games is hit by TV schedulingJames Longworth waited and waited but then, on 15 January, decided he could wait no more. The Burnley supp…

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Serena Williams cartoon not racist, Australian media watchdog rules

Herald Sun newspaper’s depiction of player ‘spitting the dummy’ at US Open had been widely condemnedA Herald Sun cartoon that depicted Serena Williams jumping in the air and “spitting the dummy” after losing a match to Naomi Osaka was not racist, the P…

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John Motson apologises for calling Millwall’s Tom Elliott ‘big, black and brave’

• Motson made remarks on TalkSport before FA Cup tie• TalkSport says it has treated matter ‘very seriously’John Motson has personally apologised to the Millwall striker Tom Elliott after describing him as “big, black and brave” on TalkSport.The 73-year…

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José Mourinho to start new job … as host on Russian TV show

Mourinho to host fortnightly Champions League showProgramme will air from 7 March until 1 JuneJosé Mourinho is to host a football show on RT providing coverage of the Champions League. Related: José Mourinho dancing on ice – at last, he’s served up som…

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Vikki Orvice, journalist and trailblazer for women in sport, dies aged 55

• Sun’s athletics writer diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007• ‘Lived her life with integrity and courage,’ says Paula RadcliffeThe Sun’s long-time athletics correspondent Vikki Orvice, who blazed a trail for women in sport during a 24-year career in n…

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Super Bowl overnight TV ratings hit 10-year low amid New Orleans protest

Super Bowl LIII draws lowest overnight ratings in a decadeRatings affected by historically low New Orleans viewershipPhoto gallery: best shots from the game and halftime showDefense may win championships, but America’s eyeballs, it seems, are a tougher…

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The NFL is 70% black, so why is its TV coverage so white?

This Sunday’s Super Bowl on CBS will be broadcast by a team of competent professionals. They just won’t be representative of the sport they’re covering Last November, in the lead-up to the NFL’s Thanksgiving Day game between the New Orleans Saints and …

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Eleven Sports ditches Serie A in bid to prevent UK and Ireland closure

Service will keep La Liga coverage and drop priceCompany has also lost Eredivisie rightsEleven Sports, the self-styled “Netflix for Sports” controlled by the Leeds United owner, Andrea Radrizzani, has saved its UK and Ireland operation from closure aft…

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Hugh McIlvanney: memories of my uncle, last of the big land animals

Famed for his bravura sports writing and penetrating insight, he also brought a seriousness to the business of living – not to mention Trivial PursuitAlong with my father, the novelist William, my uncle Hugh was such a towering presence in our family t…

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Olympian Beth Tweddle sues The Jump makers over injuries

Gymnast seeks £200,000 in damages after fall during training for ski-jump TV showIt was billed as a chance to watch celebrities tackle “seriously scary winter sports” on prime-time television, but the makers of The Jump are facing a seriously scary leg…

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Hugh McIlvanney obituary

Pre-eminent sports journalist who strove for perfectionHugh McIlvanney’s life as a sports journalist resembled one of his perfectly crafted sentences: long, lyrical and rich with surprises. He was a scrupulous and perceptive witness to what he regarded…

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Is Tony Romo already the greatest TV analyst in US sports?

The former Cowboys quarterback’s talent for predicting plays has garnered praise. But it is his genuine love for football that warms viewers’ heartsAfter last weekend’s AFC Championship Game, in which Tom Brady led the New England Patriots to victory o…

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CBS refuses to run Super Bowl ad for medical marijuana

Acreage Holdings ‘disappointed but not surprised’ by newsMarijuana now legal in some form in 33 US statesCBS has rejected a Super Bowl television ad calling for the legalization of medical marijuana sponsored by one of the largest cannabis investment c…

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Journalist who exposed football corruption shot dead in Ghana

Exposés by Ahmed Husein, who died in Accra, had also lifted lid on corruption in judicial systemAn undercover Ghanaian journalist who helped expose corruption in African football has been shot dead in Accra.Ahmed Husein was part of a team led by award-…

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Fresh Premier League setback as Tim Davie declines chance to take top job

• BBC man will not replace Richard Scudamore as chief executive• Susanna Dinnage U-turn meant first effort to fill role failedThe Premier League has suffered a significant setback after Tim Davie followed Susanna Dinnage in declining the chance to take…