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Category: Newspapers

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John Woodcock obituary

Long-serving cricket correspondent for the Times who also spent six years as editor of WisdenEvery time there is an on-field occurrence – wicket, goal, whatever – at a sporting event, the journalists present will huddle to make sure their interpretatio…

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‘Pride of lions’: what the papers say about England’s Euro final defeat

Heartbreak is the word of the day as newspapers capture the poignant end of a thrilling journey for the football team that dared to dreamThe excruciating agony of England’s loss on penalties in the final of Euro 2020 dominates the front pages after the…

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‘The history boys’: joy unconfined as papers celebrate England’s semi-final win

Footballers now have to match the ‘immortals of 1966’ after reaching their first final for 55 yearsThe joy of England’s footballers reaching a major final for the first time in 55 years is given due justice on the front pages of the papers – along with…

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‘It’s coming Rome’: how the papers covered England’s Euro victory over Germany

Dream result hailed as an escape from the nightmare of past defeats – and a glorious release from the pandemicEngland’s historic victory over Germany in Euro 2020 is the stuff of dreams for the front pages of Wednesday’s papers, with the win doubling a…

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David Foot obituary

Outstanding cricket writer and biographer whose work graced the pages of the Guardian for 40 yearsFor generations, the path to journalistic success in Britain has run almost inevitably through London. David Foot, who has died aged 92, broke the rule an…

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Guardian Sport joins social media boycott in campaign against hate online

Four-day protest against racism and other forms of online abuseFootball, cricket, rugby and tennis organisations participatingGuardian Sport in the UK is to join the boycott of social media by football and other sports this weekend as part of a campaig…

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The allure of the foreign sports paper, where language skills are not required

We’re going nowhere for a while, so let’s reminisce about copies of Marca and Kicker that were more read than understoodBy Harry Pearson for When Saturday ComesIn a newsagents on Gran Canaria last year, I did what any sensible person would do when face…

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Barcelona deny leaking Lionel Messi’s contract details to Spanish newspaper

El Mundo claims player’s four-year deal is worth €555m Club promises to take ‘appropriate legal action’Barcelona have denied responsibility for the publication of Lionel Messi’s current contract. The Spanish newspaper El Mundo published the astonishing…

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‘In the hands of God’: what the papers say about the death of Diego Maradona

Headlines the world over paid tribute to the Argentina great, but there was some residual bitterness in certain sections of the UK pressIt has been 12,576 days since Diego Maradona’s “Hand of God” goal – not that those working for England’s newspapers …

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The lack of diversity in cricket journalism holds back the sport

While coverage is shaped by mostly male, white and privately educated journalists, it will not engage large sections of societyBy Isabelle Westbury for Wisden Cricket MonthlyWhen lockdown started and sport stopped, cricket journalists were provided wit…

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Kevin McCarra was not only a great writer, he was a great man | Sachin Nakrani

I experienced the warmth and kindness of the Guardian’s late former football correspondent. It will stay with me foreverEver since I was a teenager, I have struggled to sleep. Not every night but many nights, and often for no reason.The night of Sunday…

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Kevin McCarra was not only a great writer, he was a great man | Sachin Nakrani

I experienced the warmth and kindness of the Guardian’s late former football correspondent. It will stay with me foreverEver since I was a teenager, I have struggled to sleep. Not every night but many nights, and often for no reason.The night of Sunday…

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Kevin McCarra obituary

Football writer for the Guardian, Times and Scotland on Sunday who was able to turn match reports into works of artKevin McCarra, who has died aged 62 of Alzheimer’s disease, was football correspondent for the Guardian from 2002 to 2012 and prior to th…

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Kevin McCarra: a pioneer who changed football journalism

The former Guardian football correspondent, who has died aged 62, was crisp, prescient and transformative in his writingIt was around about 1990, long before journalists had mobile phones. Kevin McCarra, the former football correspondent of the Guardia…

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John Bryant, journalist and key figure in London Marathon, dies aged 76

Bryant had senior jobs at Telegraph and Times and wrote several books about runningThe journalist and author John Bryant, who played a pivotal role in the success of the London Marathon, has died at the age of 76.He died peacefully at his home in Surre…

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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 …

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Nick Mason obituary

My colleague and friend Nick Mason, who has died aged 81, became deputy sports editor of the Guardian after the demise of Robert Maxwell’s ill-fated 24-hour London Daily News in the summer of 1987. Like Nick, I had worked on the sports desk of the LDN,…

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Robert Armstrong obituary

Robert Armstrong, who has died from a brain tumour aged 76, was a Guardian sports writer, specialising in football, rugby and tennis, his own game. Known for the “no frills” accuracy of his reports, he filed reassuringly ahead of deadline from World Cu…

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Robert Armstrong, former Guardian rugby correspondent, dies aged 76

• Armstrong joined paper in 1970 as a sub-editor• Covered the 1991 World Cup and two Lions toursRobert Armstrong, the Guardian’s former rugby union correspondent, has died at the age of 76.Armstrong, who also covered football and tennis for many years,…