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Sir Ian Botham (left), pictured in 2010 with grandson James, who is poised to win his first Wales cap this weekend (Fiona Hanson/PA)

Talented families that graced the sporting world


James Botham, grandson of cricketer Sir Ian, is poised to win his first Wales cap in rugby union this weekend, further enhancing the sporting dynasty of a talented family. Here, the PA news agency looks at the Bothams and some other great sporting families.

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Ministers unveil £300m coronavirus survival package for sports


Sports minister Nigel Huddleston has rejected the notion of any class or geographical split in the Government’s support package for the sector as he again called on the Premier League and EFL to reach a “compromise” on their own rescue deal.