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Eleven Sports to stop showing live European matches at 3pm on Saturdays

• Digital-only broadcaster has rights to Italian and Spanish games• Andrea Radrizzani’s firm under pressure from stakeholdersEleven Sports are to abandon their controversial tactic of screening European football matches on Saturday afternoons.The digit…

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Manchester United takeover tale puts wrong spotlight on Saudi Arabia | Marina Hyde

The widely carried rumours are the latest example of social media concoctions that swell well beyond their substanceEven in dark times, the idealism of some football fans remains a beautiful thing to behold. Suggestions over the past week that the Glaz…

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Colin Kaepernick files trademark for image of his hair and face

Move comes after Nike campaign featuring quarterbackImage could be used to market shampoo and jewelryColin Kaepernick has followed up his recent Nike campaign by taking steps to protect who can use his likeness going forward.Kaepernick, who s…

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Seema Jaswal: ‘We’re seeing more women in sports media, but there’s still a long way to go’

The Premier League presenter understands that as a woman with Asian heritage, she is both a pioneer and role model in a male-dominated industryThe idea that there might be barriers in her way did not occur to Seema Jaswal until, soon after deciding tha…

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Naomi Osaka’s $8.5m Adidas deal shows being a female athlete can pay

Brands are beginning to come round to the idea that female sports can pull in huge audiences and plenty of potential customersWhen Forbes released their list of the 100 highest-paid athletes, it came as a shock to many that not a single woman made the …

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Labour pledges ban on TV gambling adverts during live sports

Tom Watson announces a number of policies designed to tackle addiction ‘epidemic’ Gambling companies will be banned from advertising on television during live sports if Labour wins the next general election, as part of a crackdown designed to tackle an…

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Mark Chapman: ‘Alan Shearer’s family get abuse for his punditry – it’s weird’ | Sachin Nakrani

The Match of the Day 2 presenter believes the criticism pundits like Shearer receive on social media has become incessant, unfair and does them and those who work behind the scenes a disserviceA warm afternoon in south Manchester and Mark Chapman is in…

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Top Belgian football TV presenter charged with armed robbery

Stephane Pauwels arrested in major police probeSuspected of armed robbery with firearm as part of gangOne of Belgium’s top football TV presenters has been charged with armed robbery during a raid in an affluent Brussels satellite town, prosecutors said…

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Sam Allardyce loses case against Daily Telegraph for paper’s ‘sting’

• Press regulator rules against former England manager• Ipso says newspaper justified in subterfugeThe former England manager Sam Allardyce has lost his complaint that the Daily Telegraph broke journalism’s rules by sending an undercover reporter to pr…

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Amazon suspends reviews of US Open coverage after deluge of complaints

• Firm slammed amid first exclusive sport broadcast• Picture quality and lack of recording option criticisedAmazon has been flooded with so many complaints about its coverage of the US Open it has stopped disgruntled tennis fans from posting more bad r…

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The Martin Plan: how Test cricket can rediscover its mainstream mojo

We need to make the Lord’s Test a midsummer festival of cricket for everyone, seen by the greatest number possible. And that means getting it on terrestrial TVOn the Friday before England’s defeat at Trent Bridge the BBC staged a smiley and slapstick T…

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ICC make public appeal for help over identity of alleged match fixer

• ‘The true identity of Aneel Munawar remains a mystery’• Cricket Australia tells al-Jazeera to give evidence to ICCThe ICC has appealed to the public to help identify and find a suspected match-fixer featured in an al-Jazeera documentary on corruption…

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KSI v Logan Paul: was the YouTubers’ fight more than just hype?

The pair’s boxing bout on Saturday drew a global audience of two million. For a fanbase used to fake online beef, it was a welcome next stepTo understand why millions of people watched two YouTubers duke it out in the Manchester Arena this weekend, you…

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Can Amazon ace it in the brutal arena of live sports broadcasting?

The company hopes coverage of the US Open will put it on equal footing to Sky, after failures by several streaming servicesWhen Andy Murray returns to Grand Slam tennis at this week’s US Open, he won’t be the only one with big-day nerves, as Amazon loo…

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Fans forced to pay more as Eleven Sports and Amazon add to TV rights jumble | Martha Kelner

Cost to supporters wanting to follow all the major football leagues rises as Sky and BT face growing competitionIf you had the time or indeed the inclination to watch every screened football match from the top tier of all the major European leagues thi…

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Fans forced to pay more as Eleven Sports and Amazon add to TV rights jumble | Martha Kelner

Cost to supporters wanting to follow all the major football leagues rises as Sky and BT face growing competitionIf you had the time or indeed the inclination to watch every screened football match from the top tier of all the major European leagues thi…

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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…