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Football

Spanish TV shuns Super Cup in Saudi over rights concerns

Spanish broadcaster RTVE says it will not cover football tournament in Jeddah since kingdom 'violates human rights'.

Spanish TV shuns Super Cup in Saudi over rights concerns

GCC

Blockading nations to send football teams to Qatar for Gulf Cup

Saudi Arabia, the UAE and Bahrain say they will take part in the Arabian Gulf Cup in Doha later this month.

Blockading nations to send football teams to Qatar for Gulf Cup

China

Sights on the World Cup: 'Is it a real Chinese football team?'

The move to grant citizenship to foreign players as a way to lift standards has divided China's football fans.

Sport

England rugby star Dylan Hartley retires

Hartley was respected around the world for his strength and leadership.

England rugby star Dylan Hartley retires

Human Rights

Football: England women hope FA address pay gap

The call follows Australia's move to equal pay for its men and women footballers.

Football: England women hope FA address pay gap

Sport

Second man admits attempting to rob Arsenal players

Jordan Northover and Ashley Smith admitted attempting to rob Mesut Ozil and Sead Kolasinac.

Second man admits attempting to rob Arsenal players

Sport

Double Olympic boxing champion Adams retires over sight fears

Nicola Adams won the WBO flyweight title in July.

Double Olympic boxing champion Adams retires over sight fears

Sport

Pakistan to appeal 'shocking' move of Indian tennis tie

ITF decides to relocate Davis Cup from Islamabad citing safety concerns amid cross-border tensions over Kashmir.

Davis Cup: India-Pakistan tennis tie moved to neutral venue

Opinion

Athletes must take a stand on social injustice

Seen by many as leaders and role models, athletes have a responsibility to speak out on inequality and discrimination.

David A Love

by David A Love

David A Love

Africa

South Africa's first black rugby head inspires destitute players

Despite appointment of South Africa's first black rugby captain conditions for young players still far from ideal.

Football

Liverpool assured LGBT fans welcome at Qatar event

Club CEO says it has received assurances fans of all sexual orientations will be welcome in the conservative nation.

Liverpool assured LGBT fans welcome at Club World Cup in Qatar