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Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford target of racist abuse on Twitter

Footballer subject to hateful remarks after missing penalty against Crystal Palace on SaturdayManchester United footballer Marcus Rashford was subject to racist abuse on Twitter after he missed a penalty on Saturday during the club’s narrow defeat agai…

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Manchester United’s Marcus Rashford target of racist abuse on Twitter

Footballer subject to hateful remarks after missing penalty against Crystal Palace on SaturdayManchester United footballer Marcus Rashford was subject to racist abuse on Twitter after he missed a penalty on Saturday during the club’s narrow defeat agai…

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Twitter and racist abuse in football: how can it be tackled? | Paul MacInnes

Abuse of Pogba, Méïte and Abraham has again put social media in the spotlight. Action is needed but solutions are complicatedOn Monday Paul Pogba missed a penalty for Manchester United against Wolves and the match ended as a draw. Shortly afterwards, a…

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Manchester United ‘disgusted’ with racial abuse of Paul Pogba

• Pogba targeted on Twitter after penalty miss at Wolves• Club say they will take strongest possible actionManchester United have expressed “disgust” at the racial abuse suffered by Paul Pogba following the 1-1 draw at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday…

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Man arrested over racist tweet about Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah

Merseyside police say man being questioned on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offenceA man has been arrested after a racist tweet was posted about Liverpool football player Mohamed Salah.Merseyside police said a 32-year-old man was arrest…

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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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#enough is not enough if PFA wants to be convincing on anti-racism | Daniel Taylor

Reactions to the social-media boycott show the players’ union still has much to do to win over sceptics and persuade Twitter et al to actIt wasn’t easy at first to know what to make of the Professional Footballers’ Association’s #enough campaign. It wa…

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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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‘So this is what it’s like to be famous,’ writes other Geraint Thomas

Welsh lecturer deluged with Twitter messages meant for Tour de France winnerHe prefers fast cars to speedy bicycles and counts joining a gym as his greatest athletic achievement.But because he shares a name with the winner of the Tour de France and has…

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Adidas and Nike go head to head at the World Cup. Who will win?

Adidas is sponsoring more teams than any other brand at the World Cup but Nike dominates when it comes to the boots the players will wearAdidas will celebrate 20 years as an official partner of Fifa on Thursday when the 2018 World Cup begins in Russia….

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76ers executive allegedly attacked own players using fake Twitter accounts

Bryan Colangelo also defended his dress sense on accountsPresident of basketball operations admits on account is hisThe Philadelphia 76ers president of basketball operations, Bryan Colangelo, has become involved in a bizarre story involving fake Twitte…

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Former MP’s tweet almost collapsed Ulster rugby rape trial

Comment by leader of Alliance party, Naomi Long, led to demands from defence team that the trial be stopped, it has emergedA former Northern Ireland MP’s tweet almost collapsed the trial of two Irish rugby stars who were acquitted of rape, it has emerg…

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Former MP’s tweet almost collapsed Ulster rugby rape trial

Comment by leader of Alliance party, Naomi Long, led to demands from defence team that the trial be stopped, it has emergedA former Northern Ireland MP’s tweet almost collapsed the trial of two Irish rugby stars who were acquitted of rape, it has emerg…

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ECB starts process for new T20 format but county official reveals ‘gun to head’ tactics

• County official calls ECB tactics ‘gun to the head stuff’
• ECB is confident of sparking a bidding war over broadcast rights

Colin Graves, the chairman of the England and Wales Cricket Board, has triggered the process required for the creation of the new domestic Twenty20 tournament from 2020 onwards, describing it as a “watershed moment” for the sport.

While there has been grumbling behind the scenes – one county official told the Guardian some of the tactics employed had been “gun to the head stuff” – only a postal ballot of the 41 ECB members remains before the ECB can sell television rights for the competition that will feature eight new regional teams and run during the school holidays.

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Football and social media: a turbulent 12 months in review

From Aston Villa’s Twitter tit-for-tat with Virgin Trains to Nicklas Bendtner’s humble hashtags, it has been a tough year for some on social media

An attempt by the train operator to have a little fun at Aston Villa’s expense in October didn’t quite pan out as planned. It began with Virgin tweeting a picture of an empty train accompanied by the caption: “With Roberto Di Matteo leaving, the next batch of potential #AVFC managers have just left for Birmingham New Street …”

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Gary Lineker defends Twitter views as the Sun gives him red card

Presenter’s views on immigration have landed him in the Sun’s relegation zone but former striker is not hanging up his boots

It may be hard to recall now that he has the country’s biggest-selling newspaper baying for his head over his views on immigration, but the only thing Gary Lineker used to be criticised for was failing to have an opinion.

Famously never booked in his footballing career and gently mocked for his inoffensiveness during his playing heyday, the journey from being lauded by the Sun as England’s goal-scoring hero to “jug-eared leftie luvvie” has been a long and winding one.

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Rio 2016: Adam Peaty’s grandmother #OlympicNan celebrates win on Twitter

Mavis Williams, 74, has been following her grandson’s progress in Rio and tweeting with glee about his triumphs

When Adam Peaty triumphed in the 100m breaststroke, becoming the first British man to win a gold medal in the pool for a quarter of a century, most of Britain was asleep.

But there was a light on in the Sheffield home of Mavis Williams, his 74-year-old grandmother, who was watching his winning swim in the early hours of Monday morning – and tweeting about it.

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Twitter links with Sky Sports to show Premier League highlights

Social network’s users will be able to see key moments and goals in real time via SkyFootball account

Twitter has signed a deal with Sky Sports to show Premier League highlights and goals on the social media site from the 2016/17 season.

As part of the agreement, Twitter users in the UK and Ireland will be able to see video clips of key moments and goals from all games broadcast by Sky in real time via the SkyFootball Twitter account.

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Heather Watson hits out at internet trolls after Wimbledon defeat

British No 2 says logging on to Twitter like a form of self-punishment after crashing out in first round

Heather Watson, the British No 2 tennis player, has hit out at internet trolls for not being “brave enough” to confront her in person, following the targeting of Wimbledon competitors online.

Watson, 24, was subjected to a barrage of insults and criticism when she lost a gruelling three-set match against Annika Beck in the longest women’s contest of the tournament so far.

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