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Best sports books of 2019

 Eniola Aluko, whose memoir They Don’t Teach This documents her struggles against her former employers at the FA. Photograph: Perou/The Guardian Who knows how many books will be written about the extraordinary sporting year of 2019? Four English football clubs made European finals. Megan Rapinoe of the US …

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 …