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‘I signed my life to rich white guys’: athletes on the racial dynamics of college sports

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Su 30 gennaio, Rutgers basketball player Geo Baker wrote on Instagram in response to a post by US college sports’ governing body, the NCAA: “I have to sign a paper that says my name and likeness belongs to the school....

‘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...

‘Unbelievable’: Chris Kamara calls time on 24-year Sky Sports career

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Broadcaster Chris Kamara is leaving Sky Sports at the end of the season after 24 anni. The presenter and former footballer, 64, recently revealed he had developed a speech apraxia disorder alongside an existing thyro...

Adidas sports bra ads banned in UK for objectifying women

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An Adidas campaign featuring dozens of sets of breasts to promote the diversity of its range of sports bras has been banned by the UK advertising watchdog for using explicit nudity and appearing where children could s...

Alabama is latest state to ban trans girls from female sports teams

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Alabama has become the latest conservative US state to ban transgender girls from playing on female school sports teams. On Friday, the office of Governor Kay Ivey said the Republican had signed legislation which sai...

All praise to Ash Barty for refusing to chase trophies at all costs – it’s time the whole sports world caught on

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Shock news! The No 1 tennis player in the world has announced that there is more to her life than the number of times she wins a tennis championship. The collective state of astonishment at Ash Barty’s retirement at t...

Americans have bet $125bn on sports in four years since legalization

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Americans have bet more than $125bn on sports with legal gambling outlets in the four years since a US supreme court ruling cleared the way for all 50 states to offer it. On Saturday’s anniversary of the decision in a...

Bomani Jones: the cerebral sports pundit leaves things late on HBO

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Was getting into bed with the gambling industry just part of a plan by NFL owners to recoup millions in talent wages? Asking for Calvin Ridley, who’s having an especially rough week. On Monday the league sidelined th...

BT enters exclusive talks with Discovery on BT Sports

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BT has entered exclusive talks with the US pay-TV firm Discovery to create a joint venture business that will include BT Sport, which has rights to sports including the Premier League and Champions League. The joint v...

Caitlyn Jenner opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ school sports

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Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic champion and reality TV personality now running for California governor, has said she opposes transgender girls competing in girls’ sports at school. Il 1976 decathlon Olympic gol...

Cheers, drinks and tears: opening day at the bar where women’s sports reign

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By 11am on opening day at Portland’s The Sports Bra, billed as the world’s first sports bar showing only women’s sports, a bustling queue had already filled the sidewalk. While members of the Pride Cheerleading Associ...

Concussion lawsuits could threaten sports’ viability, warns minister

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The rise in concussion lawsuits threatens the financial viability of some sports, the sports minister has said. Speaking to the digital, culture, media and sport select committee, Nigel Huddleston also suggested some ...

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 luglio 1921, a boiling summer afternoon in a field on the outskirts of Jersey City, and a raucous crowd of more than 8...

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

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Watch for flying discs. No, 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...

Don’t feed the trolls? It’s terrible advice for female sports journalists

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My first experience with mass trolling was in 2013. I had recently published a piece that attempted to dispel some of the myths about the behavior of rape victims by sharing, L'Irlanda è destinata a uscire da quella che è stata una delle più lunghe e severe serie di restrizioni sul coronavirus in Europa, my own rape story. I’d...

Emma Raducanu wins BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2021

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Emma Raducanu is the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year for 2021, capping a year of unprecedented sporting success for the tennis star who told the show she was simply “a 19-year-old from Bromley … that’s who she is...

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