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VR Could Spot Signs of Concussion in Footballers

The emerging worry that is brain injury possibly being caused by heading footballs is the latest target of developers in VR land, with a team of researchers suggesting that VR's sensors and tricking of the brain might be able to detect the early signs of concussion and could therefore save young brains from needless battering. Read More >>

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Isolated Group of Scotsmen Realise War on Women Ended Years Ago

A small group of men who never got the message that women are OK now has finally given up the fight to keep them away, with Muirfield golf club voting to let women enter the premises as full members. Read More >>

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Chelsea’s Ugly New Football Portal Wins Approval

Football would still appear to be popular, as the pen-pushers in London have said yes to Chelsea's plan to build a new stadium that can fit even more idol worshippers inside it. But still only 22 of the richest ones will be allowed to sit on the grassy bit in the middle, which isn't very inclusive. Read More >>

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BT Spends £1.2bn on Keeping European Football a Secret

BT, the telephones company that will be thought of as a telephones company forever whether it likes it or not, is still trying to pretend it's secretly been a TV broadcaster all along. It's agreed to spend a staggering £1.18bn on keeping the rights to the European Championship League football tournament for another three years, for the benefit of a handful of men who can be bothered jumping through its app and streaming hoops to see it. Read More >>

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BBC Wales Mildly Offends the English

A BBC Wales advert for its coverage of the Wales v England rugby match has been pulled, after the Global Taking Offense Police took offense and decided it was not politically correct enough to exist in today's hypersensitive world. Read More >>

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If in Doubt, Say “Henrik Larsson”

Even if you don't know football, you probably know a few footballers. Gary Lineker, for example. Paul Gascoigne, he was another one. That bald Italian one who always wore black, did lots of running about but never scored, he was great he was. But would guessing a name be enough to win big on a TV quiz sports round? Read More >>

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Sports Gadgets That Absolutely, Definitely Aren’t Smartwatches

I don’t know about you, but I plan to eat dangerously unhealthy amounts of indulgent foods over the next couple of weeks. Pastries, cheeses, meats, roasties -- even the nasty sweet stuff. Read More >>

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Robots Are Truly Lousy Play-Actors

Footballers often get a bad rap, and goodness knows why. Is it because most of them are as thick as two planks? Perhaps it's the wildly overpaid thing? The dabbing? The complete lack of taste? The unbelievably cringey promotional videos? The posing? The play-acting? It's got to be the play-acting. Read More >>

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British Wrestling to Return to ITV

Sadly most of the classic British wrestlers of the 1970s are dead or no longer allowed to be in public for reasons to do with historic sex crimes, or both, but that's not stopping ITV from bringing Saturday wrestling back to our TV screens. Read More >>

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You Can Watch Arsenal Get Thumped in an EE Store This Weekend, IN VIRTUAL REALITY

People who love sport, are perfectly okay with strapping machines to their faces in public and rightly don’t want to spend a month’s wages for the privilege of sitting in a cushioned seat alongside members of the prawn sandwich brigade and those unforgivably annoying people who insist on referring to players by their first name in the the great library that is The Emirates Stadium are invited to watch Arsenal get stuffed by Chelsea at one of four EE stores across London. Read More >>

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Why Keeping the Paralympics Cheat-Free is an Utter Nightmare

Last month, I decided to explore the issue of performance enhancement in elite sport, focusing solely on so-called ‘able-bodied’ athletes. It’s more complex than I imagined. Read More >>

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Here’s the Moment Super Mario Lit Up the Rio Olympics Closing Ceremony

Competitive sports and gaming geekery aren’t exactly regular bedfellows, but early evidence suggests the Tokyo Olympics might manage to mix things up a bit. Read More >>

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The Line Between Legal and Illegal in Elite Sport is Only Going to Get Fuzzier

Team GB’s handsome haul of shiny stuff at the Rio Olympics may have brought smiles to our faces and a sense of pride to our hearts, but 2016 has been anything but a fantastic year in the fiercely competitive world of sport. Read More >>

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The Niche Sports That Want to be in the Olympics of the Future

The people in charge of organising the Olympics in various executive lounges around the world have finalised the complete list of sports that'll be part of the 2020 Tokyo event, and those sports left out are now furiously petitioning for the right for their members to pick up a free trip to the next Olympics in eight years' time. Read More >>

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Wimbledon in Poisoning Storm After Gabriella Taylor’s Leptospirosis Nightmare

First Crufts, now Wimbledon. Scotland Yard is investigating claims that junior tennis player Gabriella Taylor was poisoned at the tournament last month. Read More >>