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Pete Frates, baseball player and inspiration for ice bucket challenge, dies at 34

Former baseball player helped spread of charity driveChallenge has raised $220m for research into ALSPete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with motor neuron disease helped inspire the ice bucket challenge, has died at the age of 34…

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Pete Frates, baseball player and inspiration for ice bucket challenge, dies at 34

Former baseball player helped spread of charity driveChallenge has raised $220m for research into ALSPete Frates, a former college baseball player whose battle with motor neuron disease helped inspire the ice bucket challenge, has died at the age of 34…

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FA Cup third-round ties to be delayed by a minute for mental health awareness

• FA wants to encourage fans to think about mental wellbeing• All 32 third-round ties will kick-off one minute later than usualThis season’s FA Cup third-round fixtures will be delayed by one minute to help promote mental health, the Football Associati…

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Talking Horses: what would a Labour win mean for the gambling industry?

Labour have followed the Lib Dems in pledging stronger regulation, but what might ‘a Gambling Act for the digital age’ actually look like?The Labour party and the Liberal Democrats have published their manifestos for next month’s general election over …

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Miami’s Dion Waiters has ‘panic attack’ after eating weed gummies, reports say

ESPN reports Waiters missed Friday’s game after panic attackWaiters reportedly ate THC gummies to deal with stomachacheMiami Heat guard Dion Waiters did not suit up for Friday’s game against the Lakers in Los Angeles after experiencing what ESPN report…

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Grassroots women’s football is booming – but where are the pitches?

The Women’s World Cup has attracted thousands of new players but space to play is at a premiumColin Lowe, a football coach in Manchester, often receives calls from women in the area keen to join his new grassroots team. But when one woman called last w…

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Landmark study reveals link between football and dementia

• University of Glasgow researchers reveal results of major study• Four-fold risk of Alzheimer’s and motor neurone diseaseFormer professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than the general population, a landmark …

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Landmark study reveals link between football and dementia

• University of Glasgow researchers reveal results of major study• Four-fold risk of Alzheimer’s and motor neurone diseaseFormer professional footballers are three and a half times more likely to die of dementia than the general population, a landmark …

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NHS boss condemns English cricket’s sponsorship deal with KP Snacks

Simon Stevens says ECB’s Hundred tie-up with maker of Hula Hoops undermines fight against childhood obesity The head of the NHS has criticised English cricket for letting KP Snacks sponsor a new tournament that is designed to encourage young people to …

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‘You could be Dina’: teach children physical literacy, says Sport England

Successes of athletes such as Asher-Smith is inspiring but take-up of activity is more complexChildren should be taught “physical literacy” in the same way they learn to read and write if the gold medal successes of athletes such as Dina Asher-Smith an…

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‘I had no confidence and suffered from anxiety. Exercise helped me tackle it’ | Louise Taylor

A scheme that helps young people achieve wellbeing through sport is helping to fill a gap left by children’s services cutsWell before the end of his first archery lesson three years ago, it was clear Ben Wood [not his real name] possessed excellent han…

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Gareth Thomas revealing HIV status will ‘tackle stigma’

Terrence Higgins Trust say rugby legend’s decision will have ‘massive impact’Gareth Thomas’s decision to reveal he is living with HIV will have a “massive impact” in helping to dispel myths and stigma around the condition, the head of the Terrence Higg…

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Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas reveals HIV diagnosis

Ex-British Lions captain believed to be first UK sportsman to go public about living with virusWelsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed that he is HIV positive.Mr Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009, is thought to be the first UK sportsman to go pub…

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‘I was a dangerous person’: Casey Legler on life as a teenage Olympian – and raging alcoholic

At 19, Legler broke the Olympic freestyle swimming record. But she was also an alcoholic and drug dealer who had suffered years of abuse from her trainers. She is surprised she is still alive, she saysOne day, when she was a teenager, Casey Legler woke…

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Geoffrey Boycott was convicted of domestic assault, so why has May knighted him? | Marina Hyde

Glacial opener, failed captain, convicted assaulter – no wonder the former PM has idolised him since childhoodGeoffrey Boycott has always represented Theresa May’s idealised version of herself, and in that sense it is no surprise that the former prime …

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Kit Carson, a football star-maker with a dark history of alleged abuse

Respected youth coach and scout faced dozens of accusers after Guardian broke scandalFormer football coach who crashed car before abuse trial ‘took his own life’ Kit Carson revelled in his image as a star-maker with the power to help promising junior f…

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Distressed Bury fans get mental health support from NHS

NHS trust to host session for people experiencing ‘emotional upset’ at football club’s demiseThe NHS is running mental health sessions for distressed fans of Bury FC following an outpouring of grief at the club’s expulsion from the football league.The …

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Golfers and rugby players show cannabis is going mainstream in sport | Andy Bull

Top golfers take CBD for calmness, while Saracens locks George Kruis and Dominic Day were so impressed with it they launched their own businessThe first time I saw Charley Hoffman play, you would not have looked at him twice. That was at the Masters in…

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‘A lot of the England team still haven’t apologised’: Eni Aluko on life after whistleblowing

When the striker called out racism in football, it ended her international career. She explains why the fight was worth itEniola Aluko is one of only 11 female footballers to have played more than 100 times for England. She has scored some of the Lione…

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Advert for gambling app banned for using young footballers

Football Index accepts it broke code by using players under 25 such as Jadon Sancho A Facebook advert for a gambling app featuring young football players including Raheem Sterling, Jadon Sancho and Kylian Mbappé has been banned by the advertising regul…