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Past articles by Ben:

RFU claim new tackle height law will make sport 'more exciting'

Rugby Union's governing body is standing firm on changes which have prompted an angry response from clubs → Read More

Gary Ballance leaves Yorkshire amid Azeem Rafiq racism scandal

The former England batsman was among those charged with racially abusing Azeem Rafiq → Read More

Qatar announces shock beer ban at World Cup stadiums

Budweiser deletes tweet saying "Well, this is awkward" after Qatar 2022 officials announce U-turn on alcohol sales → Read More

Outrage as Jurgen Klopp escapes touchline ban for shouting at assistant referee

Grass-roots referees say behaviour from Premier League managers filters down to amateur game → Read More

BBC's decision to cover England's tour of Pakistan remotely attracts strong criticism

Plus: Matthew Mott insists Ben Stokes and recalled Alex Hales do not have to be 'best friends' to help England win next month's World Cup → Read More

Wasps Rugby club being chased by HMRC over unpaid tax bill

Premiership club pursued after not paying bill and comes after it missed £35m bond scheme repayment date → Read More

Tennis fan draped in Ukraine flag kicked off court after Russian players complain

Cincinnati Open engulfed in major row after incident during match between Anastasia Potapova and Anna Kalinskaya → Read More

Novak Djokovic handed late US Open boost

Sudden vaccine guidance change could result in a relaxation in travel restrictions in coming weeks → Read More

Exclusive: Grass-roots sport in chaos as heatwave leaves pitches too dangerous to play on

Plus, Q&A: why is the heatwave dangerous, which sports are most affected and what solutions are being proposed? → Read More

Ex-footballer warns of game's sleeping pill addiction crisis

Ex-Rotherham and Northampton defender Cresswell has said that his dependency left him in the 'depths of despair' → Read More

Qatar World Cup poised to start a day earlier than planned

The move will accommodate host nation's desire that their opener against Ecuador be the first match of the tournament → Read More

Former Yorkshire coach Andrew Gale charged by ECB over anti-Semitic tweet

Gale, who was sacked by Yorkshire in late 2021, had denied every accusation against him and had branded the ECB investigation a 'witch hunt' → Read More

All Premier League players to receive mandatory sexual consent training

Exclusive: New rules introduced after series of allegations made against players → Read More

WSL clubs want 'quick split' from FA over fears Euro windfall will be wasted

Amid a surge in interest, top-flight women's clubs are urging the FA to accelerate the appointment of a new independent chief executive → Read More

Roman Abramovich may have damaged Premier League’s reputation, says chief executive

Former Chelsea owner may not have passed Premier League’s owners’ and directors’ test had it been in place in 2003 → Read More

Now let's host the World Cup, say Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak

Exclusive: A British bid to host a global tournament is backed by both candidates to be the next prime minister → Read More

Yorkshire players 'like' interview with ex-employee who accused club of acting with 'brutality'

Adam Lyth, Matty Fisher and Jordan Thompson all clicked 'like' on a Twitter post by Kunwar Bansil, who was sacked by the club → Read More

Supporter left needing medical attention as fans defy new anti-hooligan crackdown

Flares were let off after Liverpool's opener in the Community Shield while a Crewe fan was taken ill at Rochdale after another incident → Read More

FA received complaint about Premier League player arrested for rape last September

It was decided player did not pose 'a risk of harm to children or adults at risk in football' → Read More

Police drop one rape allegation against Premier League player as bail extended

The player is set to feature when the Premier League season begins in August → Read More