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Emiliano Sala and crash pilot ‘probably poisoned by fumes’

Toxicology tests on footballer’s body show fatal levels of carbon monoxide exposureThe footballer Emiliano Sala and pilot David Ibbotson were probably poisoned by carbon monoxide fumes in their small plane that crashed in the Channel in January, invest…

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Maryam Shojaei helps Iran’s female football fans carry fight for admission | Suzanne Wrack

Gianni Infantino’s efforts have not had much impact and, with World Cup qualifiers soon, the wait to attend games continues“They think that, if they give up on this, it’s a noose for them,” says Maryam Shojaei. “People will ask for more. If they give i…

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Bahrain activist jailed after Grand Prix criticism is released

Najah Yusuf pardoned following three years in prison for Facebook post against race and regimeAn activist who was assaulted, tortured and imprisoned for three years for criticising the Formula One race in Bahrain has been freed by authorities today.Naj…

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Pair face jail over leaked Emiliano Sala mortuary images

Sherry Bray and Christopher Ashford admit accessing CCTV of postmortem examinationTwo people are facing prison sentences after they admitted accessing footage of the footballer Emiliano Sala’s postmortem examination.The Argentinian’s body was recovered…

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Man arrested over racist tweet about Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah

Merseyside police say man being questioned on suspicion of racially aggravated public order offenceA man has been arrested after a racist tweet was posted about Liverpool football player Mohamed Salah.Merseyside police said a 32-year-old man was arrest…

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Saudi race not about F1 healing powers but cash and cleaning the regime’s reputation | Marina Hyde

For all the talk of social change in Saudi Arabia, the beneficiaries of a grand prix would be F1’s coffers and the country’s rulerWas it really only last year that Formula One’s owner, Liberty Media, was making its pious announcement that “grid girls” …

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FC Schalke decision to clear chairman of racism condemned

Football club says Clemens Tönnies will step down for only three months over widely-criticised Africa comments The chairman of the German football club Schalke 04, Clemens Tönnies, is stepping down from his post for three months following widespread co…

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Harder and Eriksson: ‘After the photo people wrote and said how much we’d helped’

Sweden’s Magda Eriksson and Denmark’s Pernille Harder talk about their kiss in Paris that went viral, what it was like coming out and joining Common GoalIt was the most normal thing in the world to Magda Eriksson when, after helping Sweden defeat Canad…

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Cancer researcher becomes first woman to win 4,000km cycling race

Fiona Kolbinger, 24, rode from Bulgaria to France in 10 days, two hours and 48 minutesA German cancer researcher has become the first woman to win one of the world’s toughest cycling races in her first ultra-distance event.Fiona Kolbinger, 24, from Dre…

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MLS’s Alejandro Bedoya calls out Congress over mass shootings during game

Philadelphia Union captain makes statement after scoring goal29 were killed in mass shootings in US over the weekendPhiladelphia Union captain Alejandro Bedoya brought attention to this weekend’s mass shootings in Ohio and Texas when he called out Cong…

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‘I felt worthless’: how the Homeless World Cup changes lives

Players say football has restored pride and self-worth as Cardiff tournament reaches climaxLauren Blud feels as if she is having a panic attack whenever she steps on to the pitch before a game. But as soon as the referee’s whistle sounds, she thinks ab…

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Don Bradman’s Bodyline cricket bat set to give auction payday for New Zealand man

James Sanders snapped up the bat for a few hundred dollars but could pocket $35,000 at an auctionAn unemployed New Zealand man is facing an extraordinary payday after picking up a cricket bat Sir Donald Bradman once owned for a few hundred dollars and …

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Football world calls on Saudi Arabia to stop pirating of matches

Bodies including Premier League write to Saudi authorities asking them to crack down on content theftThe world’s biggest football authorities, including those who run the Premier League, World Cup and Champions League, have called on Saudi Arabia to ta…

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Egan Bernal wins Tour de France and all of Colombia celebrates

From the jubilant crowds in the cyclist’s home village up to the president, emotions run high Egan Bernal becomes first Colombian to win the Tour de FranceAlvaro Bernal, a Colombian corn farmer, traversed the pouring rain to reach the cobbled square in…

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India intensify Commonwealth Games boycott threat over shooting exclusion

Birmingham 2022 will not have shooting at GamesIndia have traditionally done well in the disciplineIndia’s threat to boycott the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham over shooting’s absence in the programme has intensified after the country’s Olympic …

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From Cardiff to Nanjing, via Madrid: Bale set for £1m-a-week China deal

Football world in shock as Gareth Bale quits Spain for record salary to help President Xi Jinping fulfil his sporting ambitionsThe footballing megastar Gareth Bale has won trophies galore in his coruscating career, not to mention the respect of his rug…

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Tour de France fans – in stages

As the Tour de France nears a thrilling close, we look at the cycling fans who have lined the roadside from Brussels to the Alps Continue reading…

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‘No judgment. We just run’: inside San Quentin’s 1,000 Mile Club

Sport programs in prison are aiming to end reoffending. And the results are striking on both sides of the AtlanticMarkelle Taylor finished the 2019 Boston Marathon in three hours, three minutes and 52 seconds, a blisteringly fast time for a 46-year-old…

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‘I’m not strong enough to come out’: Twitter ‘gay footballer’ deletes account

• @FootballerGay had intended to reveal identity on Wednesday• ‘I thought I was stronger. I was wrong,’ writes anonymous playerA Twitter user who claimed to be an anonymous Championship footballer intending to come out as gay has appeared to reverse hi…

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‘Heals the wound’: New Zealand Netball World Cup final win takes sting out of cricket loss

Jacinda Ardern was among those cheering the Silver Ferns on as they faced the Australian Diamonds in a nail-biting finishWhat a difference a week makes.Seven days ago, New Zealand was in despair, mourning the loss of a Cricket World Cup final that will…