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Boxer Sadaf Khadem cancels return to Iran after arrest warrant issued

• Sadaf Khadem fought Anne Chauvin in France on Saturday• Boxer defied Iranian rules over women’s sporting dressSadaf Khadem, the first female Iranian boxer to win an overseas fight, intends to stay in France, where she fought last weekend, after an ar…

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Don’t forget football racism of the past | Brief letters

Tommy Smith and Howard Gayle | Period poverty | Road deaths | Moira and the Mice | Songs about Europe | Sajid JavidYou rightly focus on the “return” of football racism (Sport, 13 April) and yet do not acknowledge its crude past a couple of days later i…

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Don’t forget football racism of the past | Brief letters

Tommy Smith and Howard Gayle | Period poverty | Road deaths | Moira and the Mice | Songs about Europe | Sajid JavidYou rightly focus on the “return” of football racism (Sport, 13 April) and yet do not acknowledge its crude past a couple of days later i…

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Undercover: female football fans in Iran

For nearly 40 years, Iranian women have been banned from watching stadium football matches. The photographer Forough Alaei, a World Press Photo winner in the sports category for her Crying for Freedom series, describes following the story of Zeinab, on…

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Israel Folau says he will give up rugby if that is what God wants

• ‘I believe in a God that’s in control of all things’• Australia full-back has been stood down after social media postsThe Australia full-back Israel Folau says he stands by the social media messages relating to homosexuality that threaten his future …

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Tottenham’s Danny Rose grateful for support after racism comments

• Spurs defender says: ‘I’ve had some great support’ • ‘It is an unfortunate thing that’s happening now in football’Tottenham defender Danny Rose says he is grateful for support he has received following comments he made last week about his future in t…

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Non-league player quits football as a result of racist abuse in cup final

• Linford Harris of FC Wymeswold opts to quit football• ‘I can’t go through anything like that again’A non-league player who was allegedly racially abused, leading to the abandonment of a cup final, has said he will not play football again.Linford Harr…

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Ed Jackson: ‘I want to be the first quadriplegic to climb Everest’

Former Wasps player was told he would never walk again after an accident in 2017 – two years on his sights are set very high indeed“‘I seem to be in a good mood all the time,” Ed Jackson says as he remembers the accident which broke his neck, ended his…

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British woman one of last to quit ‘toughest ultra-marathon’

Nicky Spinks, 51, pulled out of 100-mile Barkley race in the US, which no one finished this yearThere have only ever been 15 people who have crossed the finish line of the Barkley Marathons in the US – the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest twice – a…

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Tamara Taylor: ‘I don’t see myself going near too many crevasses on Everest’

England Women’s Rugby World Cup-winner is determined not to be found wanting in a charity game of sevens 21,000ft up as she battles her fear of heightsAt first glance it reads like a classic Boys’ Own adventure yarn. This month a group of 27 people rep…

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‘We are superhero girls here’: how football is helping refugees in Lebanon | Suzanne Wrack

Barcelona are running a programme in the Bekaa Valley, aiming to harness football’s ability to break down the barriers society constructs between people and cultures“The young boys did not accept the idea of playing with girls. I used to show them that…

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Kristaps Porzingis denies rape allegation, attorney for NBA star says

New York Post reported claim of attack when star was at KnicksAttorney for Dallas Mavericks forward alleges extortionAn attorney for Kristaps Porzingis acknowledged on Saturday that a woman has accused the NBA star of rape, but said the Dallas Maverick…

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F1 urged to speak up in the face of Bahrain government crackdown

• Jean Todt called upon to act in case of activist Najah Yusuf• ‘Any gathering of six or seven people chanting will be attacked’Small-scale protests against the Bahrain Grand Prix are expected across the country this weekend, according to the Bahrain I…

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F1 urged to speak up in the face of Bahrain government crackdown

• Jean Todt called upon to act in case of activist Najah Yusuf• ‘Any gathering of six or seven people chanting will be attacked’Small-scale protests against the Bahrain Grand Prix are expected across the country this weekend, according to the Bahrain I…

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Chapecoense plane crash survivor dies after suffering heart attack on pitch

• Rafael Henzel fell ill after playing football with friends• Brazilian club says he was ‘a symbol of club’s reconstruction’A journalist who was one of the six survivors of the Chapecoense football team air crash has died after a heart attack. Related:…

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European football bosses can no longer turn a blind eye to racism | Dario Brentin

The abuse of black England players in Montenegro highlights the need for a new approach in the Balkans and beyondThe shameful racist abuse of Raheem Sterling, Danny Rose and Callum Hudson-Odoi during England’s Euro 2020 qualifying match against Montene…

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Man who attacked Petra Kvitová gets 8-year prison term

Wimbledon champion suffered severe knife wound to her left playing hand during assaultA knife attacker who injured the two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitová has been sentenced to eight years in prison by a Czech regional court.CTK news agency repor…

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Tottenham Hotspur station? Some hate it, but branding the railways is nothing new | Ian Jack

From Daimler Halt to Singer station, corporate giants of the past left their imprint on the transport networkNames that were once freely chosen – so freely that you hardly gave them a thought – now come with sums of money attached. Market principles op…

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Testosterone limits for female athletes not backed by science, say academics

Rules by IAAF would require some female track runners to lower their testosterone levels to competeProposed regulations on testosterone levels in women’s athletics have been criticised by academics who say they are not backed by scientific evidence and…

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Ben Simmons salutes ‘Egg Boy’ who confronted senator over Christchurch attack

76ers star wears sneakers with ‘Egg Boy’ on themTeen egged Fraser Anning, who blamed attacks on immigrationNBA All-Star Ben Simmons paid tribute to the teenager who egged a politician who blamed the Christchurch terror attacks on Muslim immigration.Aus…