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Hillsborough safety officer fined £6,500 over safety breaches

Graham Mackrell had earlier been found guilty of providing too few turnstiles at stadiumGraham Mackrell, the secretary of Sheffield Wednesday football club, has been fined £6,500 after he was found criminally responsible for the dangerous turnstile arr…

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Chelsea footballer Danny Drinkwater admits drink-driving

Midfielder banned from driving for 20 months and given 70 hours’ community serviceThe Chelsea footballer Danny Drinkwater has been banned from driving for 20 months and ordered to do 70 hours’ community service after admitting to drink-driving.Drinkwat…

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English fans warned to beware ticket touts in rush for European finals

Some websites list £10,000 tickets for Liverpool-Tottenham Champions League final in MadridFans travelling to the finals of Europe’s two major club competitions have been warned about touts who are willing to exploit their eagerness to get to the match…

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Rory McIlroy tops UK’s richest young sports star list for third year running

Golfer’s fortune stands at £138mFootballers dominate all-male listThe Northern Irish golfer Rory McIlroy has been named the UK’s richest young sports star for the third year running, increasing his fortune by £28m to £138m, in an all-male list dominate…

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David and Victoria Beckham split from business partner Simon Fuller

Couple buy ex-Spice Girls manager’s 33% stake for about $50mDavid and Victoria Beckham have bought out their business partner Simon Fuller’s 33% stake in the former England footballer’s businesses for about $50m (£38m).The deal gives the Beckhams full …

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English fans hit out at Uefa over ‘extortionate’ cost of going to finals

Supporters of Liverpool, Spurs, Arsenal and Chelsea irate at high cost of watching the gamesFans of the four English clubs to have made it to Europe’s two main football finals have joined forces to criticise Uefa’s disregard for the “extortionate costs…

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Lily Parr, trailblazing 1920s footballer, to be honoured with statue

First prominent public sculpture of a female footballer will be unveiled in Manchester in JuneMore than a century after the first women’s football match and 110 statues of male players, the first prominent public sculpture of a female footballer will b…

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Liverpool and Spurs’ Champions League wins have European roots | Letters

UEFA wins for Spurs and Liverpool should be seen as a triumph for European integration, say Malcolm Bower and Sean Day-Lewis. Myrna Hughes is worried about the environmental cost of the final. Tim Davies says the clean sweep for English sides deserves …

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David Beckham gets six-month driving ban for using phone at wheel

Former footballer pleaded guilty after a member of the public spotted the offenceDavid Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using his mobile phone while driving his Bentley in the West End of London.The football star, 43, previously …

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David Beckham gets six-month driving ban for using phone at wheel

Former footballer pleaded guilty after a member of the public spotted the offenceDavid Beckham has been banned from driving for six months for using his mobile phone while driving his Bentley in the West End of London.The football star, 43, previously …

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It feels like a new dawn after the storm, say Liverpool supporters

After the Champions League comeback, fans salute lessons learned by owners FSG Asked for his immediate thoughts on Liverpool’s astonishing Champions League semi-final victory over Barcelona at an ecstatic Anfield, the club’s German manager, Jürgen Klop…

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It feels like a new dawn after the storm, say Liverpool supporters

After the Champions League comeback, fans salute lessons learned by owners FSG Asked for his immediate thoughts on Liverpool’s astonishing Champions League semi-final victory over Barcelona at an ecstatic Anfield, the club’s German manager, Jürgen Klop…

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Nurse in trousers awarded marathon record after outcry

Guinness World Records admits its rule that nurses wear a dress were outdatedAn NHS nurse who was told her marathon world record attempt was void because she wore scrubs rather than a dress has had the decision overturned following a backlash.Guinness …

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Belfast City Marathon course too long, organisers admit

Officials estimated that runners had to run an extra 460 metres due to ‘human error’The organisers of the Belfast City Marathon have had to admit to runners and wheelchair athletes that the course they completed on Sunday was almost half a kilometre to…

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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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Nurse in trousers told her London Marathon record would not count

Guinness World Records says Jessica Anderson needed to have had a dress on to qualifyAn NHS nurse who ran the London Marathon was told her Guinness World Record attempt would not count because she was not wearing a dress.Jessica Anderson, who has been …

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London Marathon runners ‘harassed’ to speed up

One of race’s official pacers also says there were no water stations for slower runnersLondon Marathon organisers are investigating claims about the absence of water stations, and slower runners being ordered on to pavements for failing to keep up with…

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Paul Stewart: I lost my football identity when I went public over sexual abuse

Former Spurs and Liverpool player revealed in 2016 that he was sexually abused as a child by a coachThe former Tottenham Hotspur and Liverpool footballer Paul Stewart has spoken of losing his identity as a footballer when he went public about the sexua…

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Cricketer who raped sleeping woman jailed for five years

Australian-born player Alex Hepburn convicted over attack that was part of sexual conquest ‘game’A cricketer who raped a woman he found dozing in his teammate’s bedroom has been jailed for five years, with his victim calling it an evil and heinous atta…

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Emiliano Sala: two arrests after image purporting to show body posted online

Woman, 48, and man, 62, from Wiltshire arrested, as police say no evidence of break-in at mortuaryTwo people have been arrested by detectives investigating how an image purporting to show the postmortem examination of the late footballer Emiliano Sala …