It would be written up in all the papers, instead of only in the sporting ones

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#1

It would be written up in all the papers, instead of only in the sporting ones. As likely as not, there would be a piece about it in the Mail, with a photograph of me.
(a) Who is the speaker?
(b) What would be written in the papers?
© What does ‘the sporting ones’ mean?


#2

(a) Mr Bill Bramble is the speaker.
(b) The boxing match that was supposed to take place between Bill Bramble and Jimmy Murphy would be written about in the papers.
© ‘The sporting ones’ means the newspapers that specifically have a ‘sports’ section.