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Dana White says media are trying to sabotage UFC’s return during Covid-19

UFC president says media have given unfair coverageWhite targets New York Times reporter over criticismUFC president Dana White has taken a leaf out of his friend Donald Trump’s playbook, and launched an attack on the media for its reporting on the pro…

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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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When Saturday Comes in peril should bother everyone who cares about football | Barney Ronay

The only independent national football magazine to make it through the game’s boom times is now in need of a lifeboatWho are the good guys anyway? It can be hard to tell. Compromise, commercial interests, good intentions cut with contradictions. Profes…

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Ben Stokes takes legal action against Sun over story about his mother

Cricketer attacked newspaper’s article about a tragedy in his family as ‘despicable’ Ben Stokes and his mother, Deborah, have launched legal action against the Sun, after the newspaper last month published a front-page story detailing a tragedy involvi…

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Rebekah Vardy ‘hires IT experts’ over Coleen Rooney leak claims

Vardy suggests someone else with access to her Instagram account could have leaked stories to the SunRebekah Vardy has said she is calling in forensic computer experts to examine who had access to her Instagram account following an extraordinary disput…

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Rebekah Vardy ‘hires IT experts’ over Coleen Rooney leak claims

Vardy suggests someone else with access to her Instagram account could have leaked stories to the SunRebekah Vardy has said she is calling in forensic computer experts to examine who had access to her Instagram account following an extraordinary disput…

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Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun

Wife of Wayne Rooney claims fellow footballer’s wife passed on her private Instagram postsColeen Rooney has claimed to have caught another footballer’s wife passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running an elaborate sting operati…

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Coleen Rooney accuses Rebekah Vardy of leaking stories to Sun

Wife of Wayne Rooney claims fellow footballer’s wife passed on her private Instagram postsColeen Rooney has claimed to have caught another footballer’s wife passing her private information to the Sun, after apparently running an elaborate sting operati…

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Five biggest challenges facing Premier League’s new chief executive | Paul MacInnes

David Pemsel, the incoming chief executive at the Premier League, has plenty to work on when he takes up the reinsWhen the Premier League was formed in 1992, football clubs were, by and large, owned by local businessmen. Peter Swales, then the chairman…

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Premier League appoints Guardian’s David Pemsel as chief executive

Clubs say Pemsel hired because of his ‘straightforward style and personal integrity’The Premier League has appointed the Guardian’s David Pemsel as its new chief executive.Confirmation of the appointment came at a meeting of Premier League club chairme…

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Ben Stokes attacks ‘despicable’ Sun story about family tragedy

England cricketer says front-page article about family trauma in 1980s is immoralThe England cricket player Ben Stokes has described a front-page article by the Sun newspaper about a family tragedy 31 years ago as “disgusting” and “immoral”.In a statem…

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Time’s recognition of Mohamed Salah helps confront prejudice: Jürgen Klopp

• US magazine puts Liverpool striker among 100 ‘most influential’• ‘He’s a role model in so many different things,’ says managerJürgen Klopp has welcomed Time magazine’s recognition of Mohamed Salah as an important step in confronting the prejudice tha…

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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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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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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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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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Raheem Sterling shouldn’t have to educate the media about racism | Musa Okwonga

Sterling should be free to do his job – play football. But he’s right that the British media needs to tackle racism, head onRaheem Sterling is busy. He is busy being a world-class forward for Manchester City and England and he is busy being a parent. I…

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Quiet yet authoritative, David Meek was part of the Old Trafford furniture

The long-serving Manchester Evening News reporter, who has died at the age of 88, was a gentle and courteous man who earned the unwavering trust of Sir Alex FergusonThere is something about Manchester United that seems to attract loyalty and longevity….