Last year, nine rugby union players diagnosed with long-term brain injuries – including the England World Cup winner Steve Thompson – joined a concussion lawsuit against World Rugby, the Rugby Football Union and the Welsh Rugby Union. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

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Édouard Mendy’s arrival at Chelsea took the London club’s spending to £225.1 million. Photograph: EPA

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Empty stands look set to continue at Premier League matches as plans for the partial return of fans have been paused. File photograph: Getty Images

The British government has dealt a devastating blow to sport by pausing its plans for the partial return of fans to stadiums on October 1st because of(...)

Rugby’s governing body in England has been targeting a return to full-contact rugby for grassroots clubs by the end of the year. File photograph: Getty Images

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A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament’s Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows Team Sky director Dave Brailsford answering questions at a Commons select committee in London on December 29th, 2016.

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