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Tommy Wright and two others plead not guilty to bribery offences

Ex-Barnsley assistant manager and two other men granted unconditional bail after brief hearingThree men including former Barnsley assistant manager Tommy Wright have pleaded not guilty to bribery offences.Wright, 52, of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, denie…

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British ultra-endurance cyclist Mike Hall in ‘Hunger Games on wheels’ when killed

Inquest hears Hall was wearing dark clothing and bike was ‘virtually indistinguishable’ in the darkBritish ultra-endurance cyclist Mike Hall was in the midst of the “Hunger Games on wheels” when he died after being hit by a teenage driver near Canberra…

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Police investigate apparent Nazi salute by Lyon fan at Manchester City

• Chief inspector describes gesture as ‘abhorrent behaviour’• Lyon say they will ban the supporter for lifePolice are investigating after a Lyon fan was seen making an apparent Nazi salute at Manchester City on Wednesday.Video footage has emerged of a …

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Labour pledges ban on TV gambling adverts during live sports

Tom Watson announces a number of policies designed to tackle addiction ‘epidemic’ Gambling companies will be banned from advertising on television during live sports if Labour wins the next general election, as part of a crackdown designed to tackle an…

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Memoirs of an Asian Football Casual: hooliganism gave me a way to fit in

He dressed smart, carried a knife and wound up in jail. As his life story hits the stage, Riaz Khan reveals how, in 1980s Britain, soccer violence was very multiculturalIt wasn’t so much the violence that attracted Riaz Khan to football hooliganism as …

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Diane Leather obituary

First woman to run a sub-five-minute mile, who had to wait years for the recognition she meritedDiane Leather, who has died aged 85, was the first woman to run a mile in under five minutes. Her achievement came in 1954, just 23 days after Roger Bannist…

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Three men convicted of acid attack on former boxer Michael Watson

Simon Luck, Paul Samuels and Anselm Legemah found guilty of conspiracy to rob and spraying corrosive fluidThree men have been convicted of launching acid attacks on road users, with the former boxer Michael Watson and his carer among their victims.Simo…

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England captain Joe Root praises Cook and Anderson after victory over India – video

England’s captain, Joe Root, praises Alastair Cook and Jimmy Anderson after their team completed a 4-1 series victory over India at the Oval with a 118-run win in the fifth and final Test. Record run scorer Alastair Cook finished his international…

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England v Switzerland to be screened in black and white

Opening of match will be monochrome to mark anti-racism campaign’s anniversaryAn England match will be broadcast in black and white for the first time in half a century when Gareth Southgate’s men take on Switzerland on Tuesday evening.Viewers tuning i…

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Hillsborough officer pleads not guilty to manslaughter charges

David Duckenfield formally enters plea over 95 charges relating to 1989 disasterDavid Duckenfield, who was in command of the 1989 FA Cup semi-final at Hillsborough stadium when 96 people were killed, has formally pleaded not guilty to manslaughter char…

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Scotland’s women footballers help to ease 20 years of hurt

A place in next year’s Women’s World Cup in Paris has allowed fans to be proud of their national game againOn a little artificial pitch in the middle of a North Lanarkshire housing scheme on Saturday morning there was all the evidence you ever needed t…

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Women’s Super League is here – and it already has winners and losers

England’s top football league is fully professional for the first time, but some clubs have suffered from the new rulesWomen’s football in England has quietly recorded a series of landmarks this year: the FA Cup final was attended by a record 45,000 pe…

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Jailed football coach Barry Bennell may face further abuse charges

Police get go-ahead to put together a case for CPS Trial judge questioned merits of more criminal proceedingsBarry Bennell, the former football coach who is serving a 30-year prison sentence as an “industrial-scale child molester”, is facing the possib…

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Who will be king? Three-way battle for control rocks international chess

Accusations of corruption, lies and Russian meddling fly as the World Chess Federation’s presidential elections approachCandidates are feuding bitterly before a vote marred by accusations of vote-buying, “fake news” and Russian meddling. It may sound l…

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Who will be king? Three-way battle for control rocks international chess

Accusations of corruption, lies and Russian meddling fly as the World Chess Federation’s presidential elections approachCandidates are feuding bitterly before a vote marred by accusations of vote-buying, “fake news” and Russian meddling. It may sound l…

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Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas gears up for home race

Welsh cyclist will be part of 120-strong peloton cycling 109-mile course through WalesThe farming village of Bancyfelin in the heart of Wales, with one pub, a post office and a tiny primary school, will be almost emptied tomorrow as cycling’s Tour of B…

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‘No pasarán’: Spain laps up Clapton CFC’s anti-fascist football kit

London non-league club’s shirt salutes International Brigades who fought in Spanish civil warA London non-league football club’s away kit has become a surprise hit in Spain, because of the anti-fascist message embroidered into it. Clapton Community FC …

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A trophy that José Mourinho has never won | Brief letters

Women’s football | Premier League | José Mourinho | University Challenge | Teaching about PeterlooBarry Glendenning’s defence of women’s football (Game’s dinosaurs still have an axe to grind but it’s getting duller by the day, Sport, 27 August) wo…

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Stalemate for Logan Paul and KSI in hyped YouTube boxing match

Rematch already arranged after fight between vlogging stars declared a draw after six rounds The boxing match between YouTubers KSI and Logan Paul was set to be, at least according to the hype, “the biggest event in internet history”. But in the end, i…

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Logan Paul and KSI square up for YouTube boxing match

Fight between vlogging stars has been termed ‘the biggest event in internet history’After months of tweeted insults, diss tracks and internet hype, two of the world’s biggest YouTubers are set to fight each other on Saturday night.The bout between KSI …