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Emiliano Sala’s sister condemns leaked images of footballer’s body

Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford to be sentenced for illegally accessing footageThe sister of the footballer Emiliano Sala has described a CCTV company director and her employee as “wicked and evil” after they illegally accessed images of his postmo…

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Emiliano Sala’s sister condemns leaked images of footballer’s body

Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford to be sentenced for illegally accessing footageThe sister of the footballer Emiliano Sala has described a CCTV company director and her employee as “wicked and evil” after they illegally accessed images of his postmo…

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Woman becomes first person to swim Channel four times non-stop – video

Sarah Thomas, a 37-year-old cancer survivor, has become the first person to swim the Channel four times without stopping. The American, who arrived in Dover on Tuesday after swimming for just over 54 hours, dedicated her achievement to fellow breast ca…

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Ben Stokes attacks ‘despicable’ Sun story about family tragedy

England cricketer says front-page article about family trauma in 1980s is immoralThe England cricket player Ben Stokes has described a front-page article by the Sun newspaper about a family tragedy 31 years ago as “disgusting” and “immoral”.In a statem…

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RAF serviceman dies after sustaining injury in rugby league match

• Scott Stevenson hurt in inter-services game against the army• ‘This is tragic and heartbreaking news,’ says RFL chiefAn RAF senior aircraftman has died after being injured playing in an inter-services rugby league match against the army.Scott Stevens…

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Troubled jockey Graham Gibbons jailed after fourth drink-driving conviction

• 37-year-old rider banned from driving for five years• ‘It’s an awful shame because he’s a very talented lad’The talented but troubled jockey Graham Gibbons has been jailed, following his fourth conviction for drink driving. The verdict was recorded l…

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Welsh rugby legend Gareth Thomas reveals HIV diagnosis

Ex-British Lions captain believed to be first UK sportsman to go public about living with virusWelsh rugby star Gareth Thomas has revealed that he is HIV positive.Mr Thomas, who came out as gay in 2009, is thought to be the first UK sportsman to go pub…

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Judge who convicted Geoffrey Boycott: I stand by my verdict

‘I cannot believe he’s being received by the Queen,’ says French judge The French judge who convicted Geoffrey Boycott of assaulting his girlfriend has criticised the former England cricketer after he was knighted and says she stands by her decision to…

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British woman, 77, becomes oldest person to sail around the world alone – video

Jeanne Socrates has sailed into the history books after navigating her 11.5-metre (38ft) boat around the world, alone and unassisted, in 320 days. Socrates, from Lymington, Hampshire, started and completed her journey in Victoria, CanadaBritish wo…

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Geoffrey Boycott: ‘I don’t give a toss’ about criticism of knighthood

Ex-England cricketer responds as critics say perpetrator of domestic abuse should not get honourThe former England cricketer Geoffrey Boycott has said he “does not give a toss” about criticism of his knighthood from a leading domestic violence charity….

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Cricketers Boycott and Strauss knighted in May’s resignation honours

Cricket-loving former PM hands awards to two former England captainsThe former England cricket captains Geoffrey Boycott and Andrew Strauss have been knighted in Theresa May’s resignation honours list for their service to sport.The former prime ministe…

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Kit Carson, a football star-maker with a dark history of alleged abuse

Respected youth coach and scout faced dozens of accusers after Guardian broke scandalFormer football coach who crashed car before abuse trial ‘took his own life’ Kit Carson revelled in his image as a star-maker with the power to help promising junior f…

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Newcastle bookseller bans Michael Owen memoir over slights to city

Huge sports book retailer based in city says Reboot’s account of sour relationship with the city’s team has made it the first book they will banA sports bookshop in Newcastle upon Tyne has announced that it will not stock Michael Owen’s new memoir Rebo…

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Distressed Bury fans get mental health support from NHS

NHS trust to host session for people experiencing ‘emotional upset’ at football club’s demiseThe NHS is running mental health sessions for distressed fans of Bury FC following an outpouring of grief at the club’s expulsion from the football league.The …

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Are Bury FC dead, or will they return? | Letters

UK financial practice is to blame for the club’s demise, says Steve Lupton; look at what Rangers have done, says Mike Pender; and Andrew Bibby remembers a witty crossword clueThe sad demise of Bury FC is more than a comment on professional football (Re…

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Ex-footballer Dean Saunders jailed for failing to provide breath sample

Former Liverpool forward sentenced to 10 weeks after pleading guilty to two chargesThe former Liverpool striker Dean Saunders has been jailed for 10 weeks after pleading guilty to failing to comply with a roadside breath test and failing to provide a b…

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Bury’s demise is grim proof that small-town Britain is being left behind | David Conn

When I was growing up, Gigg Lane glowed with local glamour. Now the club’s plight may be prophetic for a neglected regionThe threatened expulsion of small town Bury from the English Football League – which could happen if the owner, Steve Dale, does no…

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Scottish golf’s biggest handicap? Its elitist clubs. But change is in the air… | Kevin McKenna

For too long a haven of petty prejudices, clubs are realising they must reform or dieIt’s difficult to be good at golf when you have a swing like an industrial digger gouging trenches. When I was young, I tried so hard to be good at golf. However, my J…

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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…