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Disc sports keep on growing – and aim to expand their empires

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Watch for flying discs. Geen, not on a college quad. On your TV. In a Major League Soccer stadium. On your gaming console. Amid your options for gambling. Maybe even in the Olympics one day. Disc golf (not frisbee golf...

Sports quiz of the week: goals, golds, gripes, gaffes and greatness

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JD Sports may have to sell Footasylum after new watchdog ruling

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JD Sports could be forced to sell Footasylum after the UK’s competition regulator again ruled that the takeover would result in a worse deal for trainer shoppers even after the shift online during the pandemic. JD Spo...

Sports quiz of the week: Paralympics, Novak Djokovic and Kylian Mbappé

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Incoming boss of Sports Direct owner to get £100m payout if he doubles share price

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The incoming 31-year-old boss of Sports Direct owner Frasers Group could be handed shares worth more than £100m if he more than doubles its share price. The company, which also owns the House of Fraser department stor...

How to win at life: what sports psychologists can teach us all

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It was going to be the Pandemic Olympics; the cheerless games that would inspire ambivalence at best. And then sport did its thing. Despite the lack of crowds and the looming threat of Covid, Tokyo was amazing. It als...

Sports quiz of the week: Premierliga, Paralympics and Pacquiao

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Sports rorts: federal court limits access to grant documents related to Bridget McKenzie

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A legal challenge to the sports grants program has suffered a setback, after the federal court refused access to documents relating to former sports minister Bridget McKenzie’s input into $100m of grants. On Friday ju...

Untold review – gripping doc series delivers an irresistible sports fix

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From Naomi Osaka and Simone Biles to Tyrone Mings, there has been a recent wave of athletes talking publicly and honestly about their mental health. In turn, some of the negative reaction to their stories has shown th...

UK couple completes challenge to take part in 101 Olympic sports

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Charlotte Nichols and Stuart Bates did not set off at a blistering pace when they began a marathon in Dorset on Sunday – but they have a very good excuse. The 26-mile run, starting and finishing on Weymouth beach, was...

Mike Ashley to step down as head of Sports Direct owner – business live

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Rolling live coverage of business, economics and financial markets ahead of Bank of England interest rate decision

The Witches of the Orient review – very strange but true sports history

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Following the philosophical tennis documentary John McEnroe: In the Realm of Perfection, Julien Faraut is back with yet another unusual, enigmatic sports film, this time tracing the extraordinary journey of the undefe...

JD Sports raises profit outlook before clash over executive pay

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JD Sports has raised its profit outlook after the reopening of its stores in the UK before a showdown with investors over the executive’s pay. Peter Cowgill, the boss of the sportswear retailer, was given almost £6m i...

Sport’s abhorrence of pitch invaders is about fan control not player safety

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For the second time in two years, Fortress Edgbaston was breached. This time, egter, it was not Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon but a few hundred inebriated hedonists from Warwick University. “The behaviour of a small n...

‘Sports rorts on steroids’: scathing report finds Coalition car park program not effective or merit-based

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Not one of the 47 commuter car park sites promised by the Coalition at the 2019 election was selected by the infrastructure department, with projects worth $660m handpicked by the government on advice of its MPs and c...

Dempsey v Carpentier July 1921: the start of modern sports broadcasting

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“Carpentier is out … Jack Dempsey is still the heavyweight champion of the world.” It was Saturday 2 Julie 1921, a boiling summer afternoon in a field on the outskirts of Jersey City, and a raucous crowd of more than 8...

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