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Knocking down barriers through boxing – photo essay

A gym in Bristol has become a vital mental health service for young people with a combination of boxing, psychological support and personal development. Before the lockdown, Alexander Turner spoke to and photographed the coaches and mentors behind the …

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Luke Chadwick: ‘It’s worth going through the torment if it helps others’

The former Manchester United winger on the fallout from discussing jokes about his appearance affecting his mental healthIt says a lot about Luke Chadwick that he ended up feeling bad when he saw Nick Hancock apologising on BBC Breakfast for making fun…

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Luke Chadwick: ‘It’s worth going through the torment if it helps others’

The former Manchester United winger on the fallout from discussing jokes about his appearance affecting his mental healthIt says a lot about Luke Chadwick that he ended up feeling bad when he saw Nick Hancock apologising on BBC Breakfast for making fun…

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Luke Chadwick: ‘It’s worth going through the torment if it helps others’

The former Manchester United winger on the fallout from discussing jokes about his appearance affecting his mental healthIt says a lot about Luke Chadwick that he ended up feeling bad when he saw Nick Hancock apologising on BBC Breakfast for making fun…

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Frank Lampard says football used to be ‘in stone age’ on mental health

Chelsea manager to appear in documentary with Prince WilliamLampard believes situation has improved but more can be doneFrank Lampard has said attitudes around mental health in football were stuck in the stone age during his playing career and that foo…

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‘Overwhelmed’ Michael Phelps says Covid-19 has taken toll on his mental health

Olympic champion has been open about his depressionPhelps says family and addressing emotions have been vitalMichael Phelps has admitted that the Covid-19 pandemic is taking a toll on his mental health.The 23-time Olympic swimming champion has spoken i…

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USWNT may have lost the battle over equal pay but they will win the war

The US women’s team have lost their lawsuit over equal pay but they continue to make progress in the court of public opinionThis isn’t how the fight for equal pay is supposed to end for the US women’s national team.On Friday a US district court judge r…

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Joe Biden wades into equal pay dispute between USWNT and US Soccer

Former vice-president said players should not give up equal pay fight and threatened to withdraw funding should he win electionJoe Biden has waded into the dispute between the US women’s national soccer team (USWNT) and US Soccer, tweeting that the pla…

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‘Shocked and disappointed’: Judge dismisses USWNT’s equal pay claim

Federal judge sides with US Soccer in equal pay lawsuitClaims of discriminatory travel will be allowed to go to trialA federal judge threw out the unequal pay claim by players on the US women’s national soccer team in a surprising loss for the defendin…

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Experts call for inquiry into Cheltenham festival decision

Figures suggest coronavirus deaths rose as a result of racing event going ahead in MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic health experts have called for an investigation into whether the decision to allow the Cheltenham…

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Experts call for inquiry into Cheltenham festival decision

Figures suggest coronavirus deaths rose as a result of racing event going ahead in MarchCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coveragePublic health experts have called for an investigation into whether the decision to allow the Cheltenham…

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Moses Swaibu: ‘I realised I was someone who could make a difference’

The former Lincoln player jailed for matchfixing has found a new calling advising young footballers on how to avoid a similar fateMoses Swaibu remembers the first time he was offered a bribe like it was yesterday. A tall and elegant central defender wh…

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Moses Swaibu: ‘I realised I was someone who could make a difference’

The former Lincoln player jailed for matchfixing has found a new calling advising young footballers on how to avoid a similar fateMoses Swaibu remembers the first time he was offered a bribe like it was yesterday. A tall and elegant central defender wh…

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Closing the UK’s parks and public spaces really could be a tipping point | Barney Ronay

There is always compromise, always managed space – but banning exercise in this country would be a disasterYou can take our pubs and our shopping centres. You can wall us up behind the front door with Netflix and newsagent wine. But don’t take away our…

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Man from Sidcup runs marathon in his garden

James Page, 36, did 873 laps and raised over £3,000 for Children With Cancer UK Coronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverage A man in south-east London ran a marathon in his garden to raise money for a cancer charity after the governmen…

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Cadbury teams up with Manchester United to tackle loneliness in older people

Fans are encouraged to speak to older people at match against Watford in Age UK campaignThere was a striking change with tradition at Manchester United’s match against Watford on Sunday as 11 elderly “guests of honour” replaced the customary child masc…

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Redefining the ‘strong man’: Tyson Fury praised for openness on mental health

Boxer was taunted about depression by Deontay Wilder in run-up to heavyweight title fightTyson Fury’s struggle with his mental health was ridiculed by his opponent in the run-up to the most anticipated heavyweight title fight in decades. “Don’t you eve…

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Why doesn’t boxing care about gender-based violence? | Bryan Armen Graham

The Gervonta Davis video is the latest example of the boxing industry’s structural inadequacy and self-serving indifference when it comes to holding abusers of women to accountEarlier this month Gervonta Davis, the World Boxing Association’s lightweigh…

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Everton show the way by promoting community rather gambling | David Conn

If Premier League clubs want recognition for work off the pitch then rejecting sponsorship from bookies is the way forwardIn a climate of serious concern finally rising about football’s drenching with gambling adverts, Everton showed a glimpse of a bet…

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Does Fifa Ultimate Team risk turning players into gambling addicts? | Tom Usher

A French lawsuit filed against EA argues that the video game’s controversial card packs should be classified as gamblingMy mum doesn’t know it, but she’s actually incredibly lucky she didn’t have me 10 years later. First because she would’ve been well …