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Category: Newspapers & magazines

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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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‘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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Rugby league magazines are battling to survive the pandemic

Two of rugby league’s most established publications have closed in the last year. The fight to save the rest continuesBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredWhen League Weekly announced last week that they were closing for good, 11 months after the ma…

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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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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 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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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…