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NHL condemns ‘vile’ racist outburst towards black player on Zoom chat

Hacker posted n-word hundreds of times during online chatK’Andre Miller was making appearance to talk to Rangers fansA hacker posted a racial slur hundreds of times during a Zoom fan chat on Friday with a black New York Rangers prospect.The NHL team sc…

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Spring-heeled: concept that could see Usain Bolt rocket to 50mph

Prototype of revolutionary running device being worked on by scientists at US universityA wearable spring-based contraption that attaches to the legs has the potential to boost human running speeds by 50%, according to researchers who hope to build the…

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Saudi Arabia criticised over pirate TV service ‘that airs Premier League’

EU says country has failed to halt BeoutQ, which reportedly also airs La Liga and Serie ASaudi Arabia has been named in a European commission report for its failure to crack down on a homegrown pirate TV and streaming service that reportedly provides i…

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Saudi Arabia criticised over pirate TV service ‘that airs Premier League’

EU says country has failed to halt BeoutQ, which reportedly also airs La Liga and Serie ASaudi Arabia has been named in a European commission report for its failure to crack down on a homegrown pirate TV and streaming service that reportedly provides i…

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Anger over use of facial recognition at south Wales football derby

Protest held before Cardiff v Swansea as fans say technology is taking away their rightsFootball supporters and civil rights activists have expressed anger and concern over the use of facial recognition technology for a derby match in south Wales.Two s…

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Facial recognition at South Wales derby ‘a step too far’, says police chief

North Wales police and crime commissioner criticises plans for Cardiff and Swansea clashOne of the most senior policing figures in Wales has warned that the use of facial recognition technology at the country’s biggest football derby this weekend could…

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Olympic committee’s deal with Airbnb angers Paris authorities

Mayor of 2024 host city has promised to rein in website, blamed for pushing up rentsParis city authorities have reacted angrily to what they call a “risky” deal between the Olympic committee and the short-term tourist rental company Airbnb.Officials in…

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YouTuber KSI beats rival Logan Paul in boxing rematch

Briton wins six-round cruiserweight bout in LA against fellow YouTube personalityBritain’s KSI has won his six-round cruiserweight boxing fight against fellow YouTube personality, the American Logan Paul.The fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles w…

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YouTuber KSI beats rival Logan Paul in boxing rematch

Briton wins six-round cruiserweight bout in LA against fellow YouTube personalityBritain’s KSI has won his six-round cruiserweight boxing fight against fellow YouTube personality, the American Logan Paul.The fight at the Staples Center in Los Angeles w…

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KSI v Logan Paul may be proof we’re in the dumbest timeline, but it’s good business | Bryan Armen Graham

Saturday’s boxing match between YouTube megastars is a farce on its face, but Eddie Hearn is getting boxing in front of eyeballs that every other sport is falling over themselves to courtThe latest confirmation that we’re living in the dumbest timeline…

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Token gesture: why football wants fans to board the crypto-express

Can digital currency bring supporters from all over the world together and give them a role in the club, or is it just a gimmick?Last month, Watford took an unusual decision. Not the one to sack Javi Gracia four matches into the season; that was kind o…

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Manchester City face calls to reconsider facial recognition tech

Campaigners say decision to grant fans access by facial scan ‘intrusive’ and ‘disturbing’Manchester City has been urged to reconsider introducing facial recognition technology that risks “normalising a mass surveillance tool” by a civil rights group.Th…

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Football world calls on Saudi Arabia to stop pirating of matches

Bodies including Premier League write to Saudi authorities asking them to crack down on content theftThe world’s biggest football authorities, including those who run the Premier League, World Cup and Champions League, have called on Saudi Arabia to ta…

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What Berwick Rangers going viral tells football clubs about social media

Bayern Munich and Roma are not the only clubs gaining fans online – as Berwick, Motherwell and Celtic showed last seasonBy Simon Meehan for Nutmeg magazineIt’s 4.50pm on a cold, blustery Saturday in March and I am at the in-laws’ house on the south coa…

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Adidas under fire for racist tweets after botched Arsenal launch

Company automatically posted pictures of new shirts with offensive Twitter handles on back Adidas UK has come under fire after a social media gambit backfired spectacularly, leading to the company tweeting out pictures of its shirts with racist and off…

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Motofest: ‘A two-day, four-wheeled car extravaganza’ | Martin Love

It’s now the largest free urban motorsport festival in the UK and this year’s event in Coventry should prove to be spectacular – especially if you love CitroënMotofestWhen 1-2 JuneWhere CoventryPrice FreeDetails coventrymotofest.comBrexit uncertainty i…

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Formula E losses reach £140m as green racing attracts fresh interest

New teams and sponsors take heart as number of spectators more than doubles in a yearFormula E, the electric-powered racing series, has revealed that its pretax loss widened by 26.7% to £22.6m last year giving it combined losses of £142.2m since it hel…

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‘They’re amazingly isolated’: is social media making NBA players miserable?

NBA commissioner says many of the stars he meets are unhappy. The criticism they face on Twitter and Instagram could be to blameSometimes it can be challenging for NBA players to focus entirely on basketball. Recently, Russell Westbrook got into a back…

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Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester City introduce immersive 360-degree coverage – video

Arsenal, Manchester City and Liverpool have partnered with Intel to allow their fans to relive matches from every single angle in a pioneering move for immersive football experiences.Intel True View includes features such ‘be the player’ capabilit…

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Super Bowl: experimental radar aims to stop drone drama at game

After rogue drone sightings halt flights, startup seeks permission to test tracking system at Sunday’s gameA Bill Gates-funded startup is seeking permission to test a new kind of drone detector at Sunday’s Super Bowl game between the Los Angeles Rams a…