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‘I felt anger’: why NBA star Marc Gasol helped crew a migrant rescue boat

While many of his fellow player spent the off-season on the beach, the Grizzlies center decided he could not watch a humanitarian crisis from the sidelinesMarc Gasol will never forget the terrified look on the face of Josefa, the Cameroonian woman left…

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The Hundred’s mania to be different makes it grimmer by the minute | Vic Marks

Five-ball overs, 10 balls bowled from the same end makes the ECB’s new competition more confusing increasingly less necessary as the game prospers on a blazing hot summerMore leaks have dribbled out about The Hundred, the proposed one-day tournament th…

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Laura Muir: ‘I would have a lot easier life if I didn’t say stuff’

The Scottish runner has caused a stir in athletics by repeatedly calling for tougher drug testing but is not tempted to stay quiet“Twenty-six seconds! 27, 28, 29!” On this Monday afternoon in St Moritz, 6,000 feet up in the Swiss Alps, it’s not just th…

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Kawhi Leonard’s weird trade to the Raptors saw everybody and nobody win

The All-Star’s move from San Antonio to Toronto leaves both of the main players in the deal dissatisfied but it could work out in the long runOne of the most bizarre storylines in NBA history has almost, sort of, come to an end. And you know what’s ext…

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Talking Horses: why it’s mad to let anabolic steroid sinners return

How will you feel the next time Philip Fenton has a big winner, knowing he was caught in possession of anabolic steroids?How will you feel the next time Philip Fenton trains the winner of a major race, perhaps at the Cheltenham Festival, perhaps even i…

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The Super 8s are causing mayhem in the Super League. And it’s great fun

Every minute of action in the Super League and Championship will matter this weekend – especially for troubled Leeds RhinosBy Gavin Willacy for No Helmets RequiredWhen Super League launched the Super 8s system a few years ago, they did so with the tagl…

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England to play Ireland in four-day Test as buildup for 2019 Ashes series

• Ireland to play first ever Test against England at Lord’s• Public ballot to be opened for Ashes tickets for first timeEngland will play Ireland in a four-day Test match at Lord’s for the first time next summer in a warm-up for the Ashes series that w…

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Liverpool’s Jürgen Klopp concerned by increasing demands on internationals

• Manager says clubs will have to ‘collect the bones’ of players• Klopp had to persuade Jordan Henderson to take a holidayJürgen Klopp has said the increasing demands of international football has to stop or clubs will have to “collect the bones” of pl…

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Tour de France 2018: race heads to Alpe d’Huez on stage 12 – live!

Live updates from the third day in the French AlpsFroome salutes Thomas after Sky teammate takes yellowAnd feel free to email Simon or tweet @Simon_Burnton 11.35am BST 163km to go: Edward Theuns of Sunweb has set off on his own, apparently intent on a …

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Lewis Hamilton signs new two-year, £40m deal with Mercedes

• Contract makes driver highest paid British sportsperson• Mercedes announce deal at home grand prix at HockenheimLewis Hamilton has signed a new two-year deal with Mercedes reported to be worth £40m, which would make him Britain’s highest paid sportsp…

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The rush after Russia – Premier League clubs struggle with new transfer deadline

With only three weeks until Premier League window closes activity will be squeezed into an uncomfortably small windowThere are only three weeks until the Premier League transfer window closes, the day before the season begins and 22 days before top-fli…

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Spectacular cricket catches, Ronaldo at Real Madrid and Le Tour hits Pau | Classic YouTube

This week’s roundup also has Larry Bird, skateboarding, Franco Baresi and Paul Pogba, motivator and celebrator supreme1) This catch from Luke Whitehead of Lullington Park Cricket Club is very good. This grab from Chris Gayle in Canada’s T20 league is b…

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‘We were forming family’: how LGBT sports grew in the early 1980s

The documentary Light in the Water tells the story of a group of gay men and women who fought against prejudice to swim their way to victoryIn the gay community, there’s an old adage about “alternative families”. Kath Weston wrote about it in her 1997 …

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Football transfer rumours: Arsenal to sign Kingsley Coman from Bayern?

Today’s tittle-tattle is livin’ on a prayerFrench players are hot property right now. Even ones, it seems, that didn’t go to Russia and conquer the world. Kingsley Coman, a man with a name that belongs on Game of Thrones, is in Arsenal’s crosshairs, wi…

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‘It used to be about Man United-ness’: how ICC changed the pre-season friendly

The International Champions Cup has been on a mission to change summer warm-ups into something worth playing forCharlie Stillitano knows exactly when everything fell into place. “I sat down with José Mourinho in 2003 and he said. ‘I want to play really…

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Basketbrawl: three Australian and 10 Philippine team members suspended

Shocking fight on court leads to $135,000 fine for Boomers handed down by international federationThree members of the Australian men’s national basketball team face suspensions and the team has been hit with a $135,000 fine over an extraordinary mass …

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The Open 2018: first round – live!

Live updates from the opening day at CarnoustieGet the latest updates from the official leaderboardDavid Leadbetter’s course guide | The key role of Met OfficeAnd feel free to email scott.murray@theguardian.com 6.40am BST Good morning, Carnoustie! It’s…

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Australia and Ireland in race to secure talented Fowler family

15-year-old Mary Fowler has been called in Matildas teamQuivi and Ciara Fowler have played for Ireland at youth levelAustralia faces a battle to secure the long-term allegiances of 15-year-old football prodigy Mary Fowler and her talented siblings amid…

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VAR a ‘fair way away’ from being used in Football League games

• Chief executive says full implementation unlikely soon• Shaun Harvey: ‘We don’t have the TV cameras in place’After the introduction of VAR was postponed by the Premier League, the chief executive of the EFL has said video technology is a “fair way aw…

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Anthony Joshua says he would rather lose than take drugs

• Heavyweight championwould retire if he fails a doping test• Joshua will fight Alexander Povetkin in SeptemberAnthony Joshua has pledged to stop boxing if he ever fails a doping test – and says he would rather lose a fight than take banned performance…