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Marcus Rashford to be included in GCSE media studies course

Pupils will learn about footballer’s use of social media to highlight social and race issues he cares aboutMarcus Rashford’s much-lauded use of social media to pursue his campaign against child food poverty and persuade the UK government to expand fr…

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Amir Khan says he was escorted from US flight ‘for no reason’

British boxer claims to have been banned by American Airlines after colleague’s mask ‘not high enough’British boxer Amir Khan has said he was escorted from a flight in the US by police “for no reason”.The 34-year-old, who has also appeared on reality t…

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Gareth Southgate says his England team setup urgently needs more women

Manager says men’s national team training setup ‘nowhere near where we should be’ on gender equalityGareth Southgate has said he urgently needs to hire more women to work with the England men’s football team, after accepting the current training setup …

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Emma Raducanu puts success down to ‘very hard-to-please parents’

Eighteen-year-old US Open winner says upbringing has given her mental strength to succeedBritain’s newest sporting star, Emma Raducanu, has put her stunning success at the US Open down to her “very hard-to-please parents”, who she said had given her th…

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Emma Raducanu: US Open winner could become Britain’s first billion-dollar sport star

PR experts agree the champion is a marketer’s dream – with strongly engaged online fans and talent and charisma to burnMost fledging British stars spend years trying to crack America. Emma Raducanu did it in three giddy weeks. And such was the skill an…

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A-level student to US Open champion: Emma Raducanu’s journey to the top

Tennis star says her calmness and mental strength were instilled in her by her parentsNothing about what Emma Raducanu has achieved over the past three weeks in New York is normal. Qualifiers do not win Grand Slam titles; 18-year-olds do not win slams …

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Tale of two Traffords: cricket arena runs aground as fans flock next door

Lancashire and Manchester United enjoy fond ties but this was a week of diverging fortunes for the sporting neighboursIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a two-goal debut, it was a cancelled Test match, it was a £400 ticket off …

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Tale of two Traffords: cricket arena runs aground as fans flock next door

Lancashire and Manchester United enjoy fond ties but this was a week of diverging fortunes for the sporting neighboursIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was a two-goal debut, it was a cancelled Test match, it was a £400 ticket off …

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‘Off the charts’: New York tennis fans bewitched by Raducanu fairytale

Fans at the Arthur Ashe Stadium were won over en masse by an 18-year-old whose US Open triumph ‘gives people hope’More than three hours had passed since Emma Raducanu uncorked a 108mph ace on match point to finish off the Canadian teenager Leylah Annie…

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‘This girl means serious business’: the making of Emma Raducanu

Even from a young age, those around the latest British tennis star suspected she had something specialEmma Raducanu’s unprecedented run to the US Open final so soon after committing to the sport is not the first time she has burst through and demanded …

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FA executive accuses social media firms of using hate as ‘golden goose’

Comments come as Rio Ferdinand tells MPs his family would ‘disintegrate’ over online abuseA Football Association executive accused social media companies of treating hate as a “golden goose” as the former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferd…

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FA executive accuses social media firms of using hate as ‘golden goose’

Comments come as Rio Ferdinand tells MPs his family would ‘disintegrate’ over online abuseA Football Association executive accused social media companies of treating hate as a “golden goose” as the former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferd…

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FA executive accuses social media firms of using hate as ‘golden goose’

Comments come as Rio Ferdinand tells MPs his family would ‘disintegrate’ over online abuseA Football Association executive accused social media companies of treating hate as a “golden goose” as the former England and Manchester United defender Rio Ferd…

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Gavin Williamson apparently confuses Maro Itoje for Marcus Rashford

Apparent gaffe prompts outrage with education secretary described as most ignorant in UK historyGavin Williamson has been branded the most ignorant and incapable education secretary in the UK’s history after he appeared to confuse Marcus Rashford with …

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Gavin Williamson apparently confuses Maro Itoje for Marcus Rashford

Apparent gaffe prompts outrage with education secretary described as most ignorant in UK historyGavin Williamson has been branded the most ignorant and incapable education secretary in the UK’s history after he appeared to confuse Marcus Rashford with …

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Family of woman killed in cage fight express ‘mismatch’ concerns

Winchester inquest hears claims that opponent was bigger and stronger than Saeideh AletahaThe family of a mixed martial arts enthusiast who died after a blow to the head in a cage fight have expressed concern that she was “mismatched” with an opponent …

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The curse of Mayo: can Ireland’s unluckiest side end a 70-year run?

The team have lost 10 Gaelic football finals since a priest ‘cast a hex’. Now they have reached their eleventh … The curse began, as in most fairy-tales, during a time of joy. It was 23 September 1951, and Mayo, an impoverished county in the west of Ir…

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England’s Ollie Pope ‘not affected’ as pitch invader disrupts match – video

A serial pitch invader has been arrested on suspicion of assault after running on to the pitch during England’s Test match against India and steamrollering into Jonny Bairstow on his way to the middle, where he managed to bowl a ball before being …

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Benjamin Mendy to remain in custody after bail application refused

Manchester City footballer faces possible trial on four counts of rape and one of sexual assaultThe Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy will remain in custody before a potential trial on rape charges after a bail application was refused.The 27-ye…

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Benjamin Mendy to remain in custody after bail application refused

Manchester City footballer faces possible trial on four counts of rape and one of sexual assaultThe Manchester City footballer Benjamin Mendy will remain in custody before a potential trial on rape charges after a bail application was refused.The 27-ye…