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The man who changed the world of sports mascots forever

Phillie Phanatic gives LA Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda a hug. Photograph: Focus On Sport/Getty Images You probably know Dave Raymond. Or, at least, if you’ve paid any attention to sport and particularly American sport over the last 40 years or so, you know Dave Raymond’s work. Not on …

Deadspin writers quit after being ordered to stick to sports

Writers Laura Wagner, Kelsey McKinney, Tom Ley, Lauren Theisen, Patrick Redford, Albert Burneko and Chris Thompson all tweeted today that they have resigned from Deadspin, the sports-focused site owned by G/O Media. A quick refresher: G/O Media was formerly known as Gizmodo Media Group, and before that as Gawker Media. It …

Sportswashing: how Saudi Arabia lobbies the US’s largest sports bodies

 Saudi crown prince Mohammed bin Salman ordered the kingdom’s General Sports Authority to set up a Sports Development Fund to bolster sports activity in the country. Photograph: Yuri Kadobnov/AFP/Getty Images Last month, the foreign registration documentation for Saudi Arabia’s 2018 lobbying campaign in the United States were made …