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Facebook buys rights to show La Liga games in India

Company signs exclusive three-year agreement to screen all 380 Spanish top-flight football matches across south Asia Facebook has bought the rights to show Spanish top-flight football in the Indian subcontinent in the latest move by a US technology com…

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Jan Ullrich arrested after allegedly attacking escort in Frankfurt hotel

• 1997 Tour winner could be charged with attempted murder• Arrest follows incident in Mallorca on neighbour’s propertyJan Ullrich, the 1997 Tour de France winner, was arrested early on Friday for allegedly attacking an escort at a Frankfurt hotel. A po…

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Jarrod Lyle, Australian golfer, dies from cancer aged 36

Sportsman died peacefully on Wednesday night after spending final days with family and friendsThe Australian golfer Jarrod Lyle has died, aged 36, after a recurrence of acute myeloid leukaemia.Lyle announced this week that he had ceased active treatmen…

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Beijing’s crumbling Olympic legacy – in pictures

A decade after Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, signs of the event, most in disrepair, can be seen around the Chinese capital Continue reading…

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Beijing’s crumbling Olympic legacy – in pictures

A decade after Beijing hosted the 2008 Olympics, signs of the event, most in disrepair, can be seen around the Chinese capital Continue reading…

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Black athlete attacked as Salvini criticised for ‘climate of hate’ in Italy

Opposition politicians condemn far-right minister after series of racist assaultsOpposition politicians in Italy have accused the far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, of creating a climate of hate after a series of racist attacks that have coin…

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Tom Daley: ‘If I hadn’t met Lance, I don’t know if I’d be diving now’

From being objectified at 14 to coming out five years later, the diver has lived his life in public. Still only 24, he talks about his marriage to Lance Black, fatherhood – and why he’s speaking out about gay rights around he worldYou could say this ab…

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Qatar 2022 bid team ‘sabotaged World Cup rivals’

Whistleblower tells Sunday Times that PR agency and former CIA operatives spread fake propagandaThe Qatar 2022 World Cup bid team broke Fifa rules by running a secret campaign to sabotage their rivals for the tournament, it has been claimed. The claims…

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‘I can’t deny my heritage’: German Turks share pain of Özil’s split loyalties

The racism row around the football star’s exit from the national team is causing loyalties to be questioned on the capital’s pitchesAs Hakan G?m?s, 17, walked off the pitch with slumped shoulders on a sweltering summer evening in Berlin, he was console…

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Australia’s Wendy Tuck wins Clipper Round-the-World yacht race

Tuck becomes first female skipper to win, beating Britain’s Nikki HendersonThe Australian sailor Wendy Tuck, has become the first female skipper to win the Clipper Round-the-World yacht race.More than 11 months after leaving Liverpool’s Albert Dock, a …

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North Korea: US blocks sanctions exemption for sports equipment

IOC had asked for exemption to help Olympic athletes prepareUS raises objection on security council committeeThe United States has blocked a request by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to transfer sports equipment to North Korea so its athlete…

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Mesut Özil’s two hearts and the dual identities of white Europeans | Letters

Readers respond to Afua Hirsch’s piece about the German footballer, which asked why people of colour should have to ditch their national heritageI agree with Afua Hirsch that German-born Mesut Özil should feel free to celebrate his German and his Turki…

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Imran Khan claims victory in Pakistan elections

Official count to follow with chance former cricketer’s party will have to form coalitionThe former Pakistani cricketer Imran Khan has claimed victory in his country’s parliamentary elections, promising a new Pakistan following a vote that was marred b…

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Cover-up: Jakarta hides foul river with giant net before Asian Games

Authorities install mesh net to hide sight and smell of Sentiong River from athletesThe Jakarta city government has come under fire for buying a giant nylon net to cover up a polluted and foul-smelling river weeks before the Indonesian capital hosts th…

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Cover-up: Jakarta hides foul river with giant net before Asian Games

Authorities install mesh net to hide sight and smell of Sentiong River from athletesThe Jakarta city government has come under fire for buying a giant nylon net to cover up a polluted and foul-smelling river weeks before the Indonesian capital hosts th…

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It’s not just Mesut Özil. All diaspora footballers face the same conflict | John McManus

The hostility the Arsenal star has faced from Turkey and Germany epitomises the strain on migrant players who don’t fit the patriotic mouldReinhard Grindel is the president of the German Football Association, and clearly doesn’t like Recep Tayyip Erdo?…

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Cristiano Ronaldo rewards Greek hotel workers with big tip

Footballer spent 10 days at Costa Navarino after Portugal were knocked out of World Cup Cristiano Ronaldo has rewarded hotel employees with a huge tip after a holiday in Greece.When the world’s most marketable footballer checked out of the exclusive Co…

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Fun and frivolity watching the Tour de France – in pictures

By the time the Tour de France finishes in Paris on 29 July, millions of fans will have lined the 2,000-mile route. From the Vendée plains to Alpine summits, spectators will be cheering the world’s best road cyclists Continue reading…

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Denis Ten: Olympic figure skater who won bronze stabbed to death

Athlete won Kazakhstan’s first-ever Olympic skating medal25-year-old was killed during an attempted robberyDenis Ten, the first Kazakh figure-skater to win an Olympic medal, has been killed at the age of 25.Kazakh news agency Kazinform reported that Te…

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‘I felt anger’: why NBA star Marc Gasol helped crew a migrant rescue boat

While many of his fellow player spent the off-season on the beach, the Grizzlies center decided he could not watch a humanitarian crisis from the sidelinesMarc Gasol will never forget the terrified look on the face of Josefa, the Cameroonian woman left…