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Facebook buys rights to show La Liga games in India

Company signs exclusive three-year agreement to screen all 380 Spanish top-flight football matches across south Asia Facebook has bought the rights to show Spanish top-flight football in the Indian subcontinent in the latest move by a US technology com…

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Eleven Sports viewers miss Brooks Koepka win US PGA Championship

• Britain’s newest sports broadcaster criticised• Video feed problems hinder coverage of the golf majorEleven Sports endured a challenging start to life as Britain’s newest sports broadcaster after its coverage of the US PGA Championship encountered te…

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Sky and BT looking to up their game with shadow of Amazon looming

In the final season of the current rights deal, before online streaming becomes officially available in the UK, both major broadcasters have seen high-profile pundits departLights, camera … time for action as Sky and BT gear up for another nine months …

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Don Lemon says Trump ‘traffics in racism’ after attack on LeBron James interview

President attacked NBA star after TV appearance with CNN hostAthletes and first lady have praised James since Trump’s criticismCNN host Don Lemon has responded to Donald Trump’s criticism of his interview with LeBron James, saying the president “traffi…

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Not on Sky, BT Sport or free-to-air: a guide on how to watch the US PGA

Golf is trying to appeal to a younger market with an online experiment beginning at Bellerive in Missouri on ThursdayHow golf can appeal to a broader and younger market has been the subject of much discussion. This week, the biggest departure yet from …

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Not on Sky, BT Sport or free-to-air: a guide on how to watch the US PGA

Golf is trying to appeal to a younger market with an online experiment beginning at Bellerive in Missouri on ThursdayHow golf can appeal to a broader and younger market has been the subject of much discussion. This week, the biggest departure yet from …

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Eleven Sports: who is the new player in battle for sport broadcast rights?

Eleven Sports has already snapped up the US PGA, La Liga and Serie A rights as another new broadcaster enters the ever-changing TV sports landscapeWhen the new season arrives there will be some changes to get your head around. New players, new managers…

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Shoot, Match and the glory days of football magazines for teenagers

In the pre-internet age, football magazines featuring zany interviews and joke columns sold up to 250,000 copies a weekBy Mike Henson for The Set Pieces, part of the Sport NetworkGareth Southgate is sitting opposite a reporter. Southgate is polite, bor…

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East Fife 4, Forfar 5 – the football fantasy that (nearly) came true

Fans of BBC football broadcasting – and Eric Morecambe tongue-twisters – were elated at the weekend when two Scottish football teams produced the perfect scoreNot wanting to be a killjoy, but it didn’t really happen. That’s not to say Forfar didn’t rea…

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Watchdog reviews complaints about World Cup betting ads

ASA to assess if ‘bet now’ offers during matches broke rules on problem gamblingThe UK’s advertising watchdog is examining complaints about World Cup ads by Bet365, William Hill and Coral that potentially broke new rules designed to crack down on probl…

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‘It’s not coming home’: England’s anthem returns to haunt them

Is what started as an ironic nostalgic chant being seen as hubris by rival nations?When the French midfielder Paul Pogba danced with the World Cup trophy on Sunday night, he laughed as he delivered a message for fans watching on his Instagram video liv…

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Thierry Henry quitting Sky pundit role to focus on managerial career

• Henry, 40, was Belgium assistant manager at World Cup • Former Arsenal striker wants to ‘spend more time’ coachingThierry Henry, the former Arsenal striker and World Cup winner with France in 1998, is leaving Sky Sports to concentrate on his coaching…

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Caution! Stalled government ahead | Brief letters

Alan Gilzean | Eldorado at the BBC | Motorway speeds | Morris Minors | Fake newsRumour has it that the only reason Alan Gilzean (Obituary, 12 July) stayed with Tottenham Hotspur after Jimmy Greaves left was that with the advent of substitutions, the Sp…

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Football and fat fees: questions raised over funding of sporting conference

Was ‘sports integrity’ event that repeatedly questioned 2022 World Cup decision funded by Qatar rivals?After Russia’s wildly successful World Cup, the eyes of the sporting world have turned to the next host, Qatar – and a recent event in London gave an…

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World Cup final TV battle: BBC goes for goosebumps as ITV pitches to fans | Paul MacInnes

Neither channel got its World Cup final coverage exactly right but each provided a unique perspective on the same eventIt is a job few broadcasters can manage, persuading people to follow you to BBC Two for the tennis while at the same time convincing …

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A day of glory: how the French press covered World Cup victory

Ecstatic commentators reached for the superlatives after the 4-2 victory over CroatiaAllez les bleus! After early hopefuls Germany, Brazil, Argentina and Spain bowed out earlier than expected in the tournament, there remained just one of the original f…

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Will the World Cup finally change how Russia is portrayed? | Shaun Walker

Russia’s bad press is largely of its own making – for years, it has been easier for officials to bray about Russophobia than to show a different side of the country“England fan shames British media,” was one of many headlines of a similar nature to app…

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England’s dream over but on ITV Roy Keane’s fun was just beginning

The absence of Slaven Bilic from the studio was an early blow but later Keane seemed to take a little bit too much pleasure in England’s defeat for Ian Wright’s likingBefore kick-off ITV tried to enhance the excitement by transmitting rallying cries fr…

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England’s dream over but on ITV Roy Keane’s fun was just beginning

The absence of Slaven Bilic from the studio was an early blow but later Keane seemed to take a little bit too much pleasure in England’s defeat for Ian Wright’s likingBefore kick-off ITV tried to enhance the excitement by transmitting rallying cries fr…

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England’s World Cup heartbreak dominates front pages

Semi-final defeat against Croatia marks end of the road for Gareth Southgate’s teamEngland crashing out of the World Cup after extra time on Wednesday night – their first appearance in the semi-final in nearly 30 years – meant that triumphal dummy fron…