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Money raised after Marcus Rashford mural defaced to go to food charity in Manchester

Footballer, who is campaigning to end child food poverty, says funds will go to FareShareTens of thousands of pounds that were raised after Marcus Rashford’s mural was defaced will be donated to a food poverty charity in Greater Manchester.The artwork …

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Money raised after Marcus Rashford mural defaced to go to food charity in Manchester

Footballer, who is campaigning to end child food poverty, says funds will go to FareShareTens of thousands of pounds that were raised after Marcus Rashford’s mural was defaced will be donated to a food poverty charity in Greater Manchester.The artwork …

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Tokyo 2020 composer apologises for historical bullying of disabled classmates

Keigo Oyamada ‘very sorry’ after details of incidents resurface Musician will still contribute to Games’ opening ceremonyA Japanese composer whose music will be performed at the opening ceremony of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics has apologised after reports…

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Sport science body to track female athletes’ hormonal changes linked to menstruation

English Institute of Sport to roll out saliva tests tracking hormones that may drive fluctuation in women’s performanceHighs and lows are a feature of any athlete’s career, but for some female contestants, these peaks and troughs in performance may com…

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Euro 2020: Met chief denies policing of final failed as disabled fans tell of terror

Thousands thought to have illegally entered Wembley via disabled doors but Met stands by officers’ decisionsA London police chief has revealed that Sunday’s Euro 2020 final could have been abandoned after ticketless fans “overwhelmed” perimeter securit…

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How families are fighting back against laws targeting transgender athletes

North Carolina is among 37 states that have introduced some form of ‘Save Women’s Sports’ legislation aimed at trans youthMaddie Jenifer stood glued to her mother’s side behind the podium, staring at a panel of preened and suited strangers staring righ…

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This England team have changed the conversation – but can we change ourselves? | David Goldblatt

For a month we have felt what collective action can make possible, what it really feels like to be ‘we’ not ‘me’England, we need to talk about football. I know we’ve been talking about it, almost every minute of every day for the past exhilarating mont…

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I bought Grimsby Town FC to help renew the place I love | Jason Stockwood

Too many football teams have become unmoored from their local community, and I want to change that in my home townWhen the sociologist Michael Young coined the idea of a meritocracy in 1958, he imagined a dystopian future where those who had succeeded …

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Revealed: shocking scale of Twitter abuse targeting England at Euro 2020

Exclusive: over 2,000 abusive posts directed towards footballers during games, including scores of racist messagesAnalysis: why online abuse of England’s footballers is a problem for us allEngland’s footballers have been subjected to sustained abuse on…

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Transgender runner CeCe Telfer ruled ineligible for US Olympic trials

Telfer ruled ineligible for 400m hurdles a US Olympic trialsTransgender runner did not meet World Athletics’ conditionsTransgender runner CeCe Telfer will not be allowed to compete in the women’s 400m hurdles at US Olympic trials because Telfer has not…

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UK to stage inclusive ChessFest in London’s Trafalgar Square

Thousands expected to turn up to free event on 18 July where chess coaches will offer free lessonsIt has been one of the runaway success stories of the pandemic, fuelled by the Netflix series The Queen’s Gambit and an explosion in online play. Now plan…

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TV football pundits accused of helping to push gambling on young fans

Sky Bet campaign for Euro 2020 will help to ‘normalise betting for the next generation’A viral social media campaign featuring high-profile BBC and ITV football pundits has been accused of normalising betting among the young and encouraging problem gam…

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Anita Neil: Britain’s first Black female Olympian – who was forced to quit in her prime

She broke world records and competed in two Olympics before being forced into retirement at 23 and forgotten. Now her achievements are finally being recognisedAnita Neil was just a toddler when she discovered two things: who her father was, and that sh…

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Gambling logos feature 700 times in football match, says Ch4 documentary

Ex-Scottish Tory chief says ‘radical rethink’ of industry’s ‘parasitic’ ties with the sport is neededGambling logos can appear more than 700 times in a single football match, according to a documentary in which former Scottish Conservative leader Ruth …

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We must tackle the shocking poverty afflicting our young people | Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Liverpool and England player on why he helped launch an initiative to assist children who often feel they have no hopeWhen you grow up without opportunities you can feel like the world is against you, other people are more fortunate than you and th…

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We must tackle the shocking poverty afflicting our young people | Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Liverpool and England player on why he helped launch an initiative to assist children who often feel they have no hopeWhen you grow up without opportunities you can feel like the world is against you, other people are more fortunate than you and th…

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We must tackle the shocking poverty afflicting our young people | Trent Alexander-Arnold

The Liverpool and England player on why he helped launch an initiative to assist children who often feel they have no hopeWhen you grow up without opportunities you can feel like the world is against you, other people are more fortunate than you and th…

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Marcus Rashford: ‘Whenever I hear “no”, I ask myself: why not?’

Last year the football star twice fought Boris Johnson on food poverty – and won 2-0. Now he has a new goal: helping the 383,000 British kids who have never owned a bookImagine being Marcus Rashford. You’re just going about your business, playing footb…

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Marcus Rashford: ‘Whenever I hear “no”, I ask myself: why not?’

Last year the football star twice fought Boris Johnson on food poverty – and won 2-0. Now he has a new goal: helping the 383,000 British kids who have never owned a bookImagine being Marcus Rashford. You’re just going about your business, playing footb…

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Linford Christie: Britain’s fastest ever sprinter on race, patriotism and persistence

From running to the shops in Jamaica to wrapping himself in the Union Jack, the Olympian has had phenomenal highs and bruising lows. He looks back on an extraordinary life in athleticsLinford Christie’s Olympic training unwittingly began many years bef…