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BBC to broadcast summer of sport nostalgia during coronavirus crisis

Schedule to feature London 2012 opening ceremony and Euro 96Pundits pick top Premier League games for Match of their DayCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe BBC is preparing to unleash the power of nostalgia in a bid to he…

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BBC to broadcast summer of sport nostalgia during coronavirus crisis

Schedule to feature London 2012 opening ceremony and Euro 96Pundits pick top Premier League games for Match of their DayCoronavirus – latest updates | See all our coronavirus coverageThe BBC is preparing to unleash the power of nostalgia in a bid to he…

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Racing Post launches digital version after coronavirus puts paper on hold

Newspaper suspended earlier this weekDigital edition will cover international racingThe Racing Post, the sport’s daily trade newspaper, will relaunch a digital version of its print edition from Saturday, just 24 hours after suspending publication in pr…

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Sky and BT will ‘lose £1bn if sporting events stay shut until August’

Report recommends footballers take a pay cut to support clubs facing loss of revenue Sky and BT will lose almost £1bn in revenue if top-flight sport remains shut down until August, according to a report that recommends players take a pay cut to support…

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Anyone for The Ocho? With nothing to broadcast, US sports TV burrows into the past

With every major league in North America suspended, broadcasters such as ESPN are scrambling to find shows to fill their schedulesThe most haunting reminder of America’s pandemic-driven sports hibernation is brought to you, fittingly enough, by All-Sta…

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What is it like to cover a football game behind closed doors? | Jamie Jackson

Football with no fans – or very few at least – is very different, as Manchester United’s Europa League game against Lask showedCome and enter the hidden cabaret behind the closed doors of Manchester United’s 5-0 thrashing of Lask in Thursday’s Europa L…

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BT Sport not offering refunds to customers despite football suspension

Broadcasters hit by postponements because of coronavirusBT Sport apologises to customers for changes to scheduleBT Sport are not offering refunds to subscribers for the lack of live Premier League, Champions League, Bundesliga and other competitions to…

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Sports bodies and TV bosses summoned for coronavirus crisis talks

DCMS officials to discuss plans for staging sporting events without fans if crisis worsensCoronavirus – live updatesSports bodies and broadcasters have been summoned by the government to discuss plans for staging sporting events without fans if the cor…

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Sports bodies and TV bosses summoned for coronavirus crisis talks

DCMS officials to discuss plans for staging sporting events without fans if crisis worsensCoronavirus – live updatesSports bodies and broadcasters have been summoned by the government to discuss plans for staging sporting events without fans if the cor…

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‘Netflix of sport’ to target Premier League rights after UK launch

Dazn’s initial focus will be on boxing when it expands to 200 countries, including UK, in MayA streaming service that is aiming to become a “Netflix of sport” is to expand to 200 countries, including the UK, and is targeting Premier League rights for t…

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Tony Romo to stay with CBS after agreeing to $17m-per-year contract

Star analyst will earn $17m annually under new long-term dealIs Tony Romo already the greatest TV analyst in US sports?Tony Romo will remain with CBS as its top NFL analyst after agreeing to a record extension.CBS Sports spokeswoman Jen Sabatelle said …

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The Guardian’s Marina Hyde wins two SJA awards in landmark achievement

Hyde is first woman to win SJA sports writer of the yearBarney Ronay is named best football journalistThe Guardian’s Marina Hyde has won two SJA British Sports Journalism Awards, becoming the first woman to be named sports writer of the year in the awa…

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Setback for UK Athletics as BBC balks at new £3m TV rights deal

• Current deal expires this summer and new one not yet agreed• BBC believed to only be offering a fraction of previous priceUK Athletics is facing a fresh crisis over the renewal of its £3m-a-year TV deal with the BBC which runs out this summer, the Gu…

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Six Nations must look after its casual crowd who might not pay to watch it | Andy Bull

The Six Nations and the private equity firm CVC’s impending deal is threatening to take some games off free-to-air TV, and that could be a dangerous moveIn August 1990 a retired French nuclear physicist called André Gardes armed himself with a semi?aut…

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Celtic refusing to co-operate with Sky Sports after Morelos mistranslation

Sky not welcome at Celtic press conferenceInterview with Rangers striker was mistranslatedCeltic are refusing to co-operate with Sky Sports as the Scottish champions pursue a full explanation for a mistranslated interview with the Rangers striker Alfre…

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Premier League’s new chief says Netflix-style overseas service is on cards

• Mixture of TV rights sales and new service would lift income• ‘We will be ready should the opportunity arise’The Premier League will eventually sell matches on a Netflix-style channel, its new chief executive, Richard Masters, has said. Masters confi…

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Premier League’s new chief says Netflix-style overseas service is on cards

• Mixture of TV rights sales and new service would lift income• ‘We will be ready should the opportunity arise’The Premier League will eventually sell matches on a Netflix-style channel, its new chief executive, Richard Masters, has said. Masters confi…

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Premier League’s new chief says Netflix-style overseas service is on cards

• Mixture of TV rights sales and new service would lift income• ‘We will be ready should the opportunity arise’The Premier League will eventually sell matches on a Netflix-style channel, its new chief executive, Richard Masters, has said. Masters confi…

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Manchester United file complaint against Sun over Woodward house attack

• Club believe tabloid had advance notice of incident• Attack marked an escalation of tensions with fansManchester United believe the Sun newspaper had “advance notice” of the attack on the house of Ed Woodward, the club’s executive vice-chairman, and …

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Guardian sport’s Suzanne Wrack honoured at AIPS Media Awards

• Investigation was into abuse at Afghanistan Football Federation• President of AFF has been suspended for lifeThe Guardian’s Suzanne Wrack has been honoured by the International Sport Press Association, winning a prestigious award in Budapest for her …