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24 May

Hockey’s Danson leads way for stars on Lottery duty

Hockey's Alex Danson received the SJA Committee Award from Sarah Juggins. There was poignancy when Dabson spoke about two recent tragedies in her sport, hockey

British sports stars who are funded by The National Lottery have given more than 17,000 volunteering appearances in schools and communities since 2012 alongside their training for the Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympics

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23 May

1966 shock: Fifa president let in news reporters

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Fifty years ago, England’s World Cup triumph was not only a milestone for football, but it also gave birth to sports news reporting. Unlikely as it may seem in this immediate post-Blatter era, it was the then Fifa president who set the ball rolling, as JOHN JACKSON reports

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16 May

Uncovering the power of sport to take control

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PAUL BROWN found Anna Kessel’s new book about sport, and women, inspiring

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21 Apr

All ale to Cricket Writers as they celebrate their 70th

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The Cricket Writers’ Club 70th anniversary annual lunch will be held on Tuesday, September 27 at the Merchant Taylors’ Hall in London

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20 Apr

WADA stages global session in London, June 20

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A question and answer session will be held after each presentation, and there will be one-on-one interview opportunities with both the WADA President and WADA Director General after lunch

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15 Mar

Death of a Gentleman film to get SJA screening

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The film, which won the Best TV Documentary prize at last month’s SJA British Sports Journalism Awards, is to get a special screening for SJA members and members of the Cricket Writers’ Club on Tuesday, June 7

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9 May

Dot the i, cross the t, and check your apostrophes

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ROB STEEN, sports journalism lecturer at Brighton University with experience as a sports writer over four decades, maintains that his students should always exercise the best standards of English grammar in their writing – even in emails and texts

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21 Mar

Dear Keith: How do I become a sports journalist?

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Wish I had a pound for everyone who comes to see me saying: “I’d like a job in sports journalism.” Sadly, their qualifications rarely match their ambitions

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