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More than a gesture

The wider implications of the quenelle are as grave as Nicolas Anelka’s punishment should be

They took their time, but the FA finally got round to charging Nicolas Anelka for making the controversial ‘quenelle’ gesture earlier this week.

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Laces a good start...

But football can’t genuinely support gay players until it has some gay players to support

Back in November 1995, I was at Villa Park to watch the hosts take on the exciting Newcastle team of Beardsley, Ferdinand, Lee, Ginola and Gillespie.

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Blattering on and on

As a winter World Cup moves closer, the FIFA president continues to rile pretty much everyone

 

On Tuesday, the European Clubs Association, a coalition of 207 of the biggest clubs in Europe, met in Geneva to discuss the possibility of moving the 2022 World Cup, to be held in sunny Qatar, to winter.

“We’re not in a hurry, there are still nine years to go,” said a seemingly relaxed ECA chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge after the summit. “The feeling is it is probably better to play it in winter.”

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It’s not his fault, but David Moyes is already resembling a man haunted by his predecessor

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Ohuruogu laps it up

Gold at the World Athletics Championships rounds off a magic Monday for British sport

Such was the boundless British joy surrounding Super Saturday at London 2012 last summer, that the brave silver medal won by Christine Ohuruogu just 24 hours later passed by largely unnoticed.

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Dark storms brewing

As men in suits battle for control of Rangers, the biggest losers are once again the fans

Rare has it been that Scottish football has featured so prominently in these pages, but it’s becoming difficult to ignore the shambles of an organisation that is currently masquerading as Rangers Football Club.

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Football's new deal

The long-term contract now pretty much guarantees anything but a long-term stay

As summer drifts on and the new football season looms ever larger on the horizon, two transfer sagas continue to dominate the back pages.

Opinion: Simon Caney

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Root and branch

Why athletics needs to be even more rigorous, and why athletes need to be accountable

Athletics has had a drugs problem for some time. This is hardly news. But when we find that sprinters of the calibre of Tyson Gay and Asafa Powell have tested positive, the sport takes more than a backward step.

It is tumbling headlong into the weird twilight world that cycling inhabited for so long: where the sport carries on although everyone knows that a significant proportion of the competitors are cheating. It is an absolute disaster.

Opinion: Simon Caney

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Right to the top

Where does Andy Murray’s exceptional performance put him in our all-time sporting list?

Perhaps I just can’t get used to the idea that we have our very own world-class tennis player, but it was only when Andy Murray had won Wimbledon that I thought he was going to win it, if you get my drift.

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Take a step back

Laura Robson could do with us averting our gaze and letting her get on with playing tennis

Laura Robson is certainly a talented tennis player. Whether she’s good enough to ever win a Grand Slam, only time will tell. But let’s give her a chance.

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