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UK Athletics set for legal action over July jamboree at London Stadium

UK Athletics is planning legal action after being barred from staging the Anniversary Games at the London Stadium in July – with the chief executive, Joanna Coates, warning the decision risks affecting athletes’ preparations for the Tokyo Olympics and trashing the London 2012 legacy. Around 25,000 spectators were expected to watch Britain’s star names in […]

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The Guardian view on football’s failed super league: hit back hard

Some radical changes to failing institutions emerge well matured after long debate. Others happen suddenly because a society seizes on a sudden chaotic moment. Modern football’s complex current crisis contains elements of both the historic problem and the sudden opportunity. Look back nearly 30 years to the creation of the Premier League. It was an […]

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England could get extra Euro 2020 game at Wembley in Uefa reshuffle

England could be handed a potential route to the Euro 2020 final that involves playing all but one of their matches at Wembley if, as expected, Uefa confirms on Friday that Dublin is no longer a host city. Failure to offer a guarantee on minimum spectator levels means the Aviva Stadium will almost certainly be […]

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Josh Kroenke insists his family won’t sell Arsenal despite ESL backlash

The Arsenal director Josh Kroenke has told supporters his family have no intention of selling the club despite the fierce backlash that greeted the botched attempt this week to join a European Super League. Kroenke joined the club’s chief executive, Vinai Venkatesham, on Thursday in a meeting with the Arsenal fans’ forum, during which passions […]

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‘Historic opportunity’: Barcelona stay committed to European Super League

Barcelona have justified signing up to the European Super League by saying it was a “historic opportunity” to guarantee football’s financial sustainability, adding that they remain committed to the project even as other clubs jump ship. The Catalan club, who beat Getafe 5-2 on Thursday evening to move back into third place in La Liga, […]

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Wigan hand Castleford a French lesson as they extend unbeaten season run

Wigan maintained their unbeaten start to the Super League season as two tries from Bevan French helped to inflict a first defeat of 2021 on Castleford Tigers. The two sides have been impressive in the opening month of the season but it was Adrian Lam’s side who emerged victorious despite a commendable effort from the […]

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Bristol’s showdown with Exeter given extra spice by old pals Hepher and Lam

When Exeter last visited Ashton Gate they returned down the M5 as the new champions of Europe. No silverware is at stake this time but victory against the current Premiership leaders, Bristol, beneath the Friday night lights would serve as a warning to all that they will not relinquish their domestic crown without a fight. […]