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Black Lives Matter: West Indian players (as well as England players and match officials) took the knee before the start of the first cricket Test on July 8. Mike Hewitt/NMC Pool/PA Wire/PA Images

National anthems in sport: songs of praise or memorials that are past their use-by date?

The Black Lives Matter movement reminds us that using national anthems at sporting events is often insensitive and whitewashes the prevalence of racism in sport.
Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola during Premier League match between against Crystal Palace in January 2020. EPA-EFE/PETER POWELL

Manchester City and Saracens – economic theory in action

Financial scandals have damaged the integrity of both clubs. With the rewards for cheating so high, harsher punishments are needed.
Northern nations may dominate in the numbers of teams in the Rugby World Cup but Southern teams tend to dominate in the play, such as Australia’s win over England to throw the host nation out of the competition. Reuters/Stefan Wermuth

It’s a battle of the hemispheres in the Rugby World Cup

Teams from which half of the planet tend to dominate when it comes to winning games in the Rugby World Cup?

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