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In land of Open glory at the 18th

The world’s top golfers won’t be the only familiar faces to TV viewers in Lancashire as the Open Championship reaches its climax this weekend.

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Michael Jennings (left) takes on Miguel Cotto in the first round of their WBO World Welterweight title fight at Madison Square Garden in New York

Blackledge shakes things up in his bid to become the British champion

Luke Blackledge will walk out with a new team behind him when he returns to the ring for his British title eliminator with Zach Parker.

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Chorley athlete to compete for Team GB

Chorley athlete to compete for Team GB

An athlete from Chorley who has represented Team GB winning bronze and silver medals has qualified to compete in triathlons in Rotterdam.

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Goalkeeper Imogen Maguire with coach Emma Thompson (left)

Keeper Imogen’s Red Devils dream comes true

A Lancashire schoolgirl has described signing for Manchester United as “a dream come true”.

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Charlie Kelly was an early pioneer in the development of modern mountain bicycles

Major mountain biking legend to check out trails in Chorley

One of the founding fathers of mountain biking as we know it is coming all the way from America’s Golden State to the market town of Chorley.

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Andy Teague

Magpies boss targets another push for promotion in National League North

Boss Matt Jansen believes the Magpies are in a stronger position than last year, but he is keen to keep progressing the club.

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Paul Robinson has retired from professional football

Clarets keeper Paul Robinson retires from professional football

Goalkeeper Paul Robinson has confirmed he is to retire, following an 18-month stint at Burnley.
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Terry Gornell (left) in action earlier in pre-season

Gornell is two-goal hero in derby battle

Bamber Bridge 0 Chorley 4

The Magpies came out on top in their derby friendly against neighbours Brig at the Sir Tom Finney Stadium.

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Women's teams gathered at Chorley Cricket Club for an evening of 'Prosecco Cricket', with glasses of bubbly along with softer balls.
The Jiminy Cricket team, with front L-R: Lizzie Tyrer, Sarah Lavelle and Kate Willacy, back: Helena Carr, Toni Hines and Jen Lee.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
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Cricket open day in Chorley sparkles for women

Cricket and Prosecco went hand in hand at a special game to encourage women pick up a bat and a ball.

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More than 2,400 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in the UKs premier long-distance triathalon this weekend.
The Ironman will start with a wave as athletes begin their 2.4-mile swim taking in two laps of the lake at Pennington Flash Country Park in Leigh.

UK’s premier triathlon to come to town

More than 2,400 athletes from more than 40 countries will compete in the UK’s premier long-distance triathlon this weekend.

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Lucas Szejner in action for Chorley Panthers Under-14s

Panthers much too strong for St Judes

Chorley Panthers’ U14 side put in their best performance of the season to clinch a 34-24 victory at Wigan St Judes.

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Brinscalls Sam MacLachlan

Brinscall pay for a succession of run-outs

Brinscall CC were the architects of their own downfall as they slipped to defeat at Cherry Tree.

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Chris Harty showed his versatility

Moulton helps fire Chorley back up to second in table

If anybody left Windsor Park on Saturday evening grumbling, they are probably one of those people who are never happy.

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Adlington Cricket Club professional, Majid Majeed

Adlington fail to take advantage of Maj-ic

Adlington spurned the chance to consolidate their lead at the top of the Association Section of the Bolton Cricket League, unexpectedly losing at home to local rivals Blackrod.

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Terry Gornell in action for Chorley against Bolton Wanderers. Photo credit: Josh Vosper

Chorley striker Gornell hoping to learn from boss Jansen

Chorley boss Matt Jansen has just signed a new long-term deal and one person who is looking forward to working with the ex-Blackburn Rovers striker is new Magpies hit-man Terry Gornell.

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A host of former cricket stars took part in an England International 20/20 match against Mawdesley CC to mark the club's 120th anniversary.
The England team.  PIC BY ROB LOCK
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Stars turned out to honour Mawdesley

A host of former England International cricketers descended on Mawdesley Cricket Club to help the club celebrate the 120th anniversary of their entry into league cricket.

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Michael Jennings with British welterweight belt back in 2005.

New football focus at Jennings’ gym

The reputation of the Jennings gym in Coppull is growing all the time – not just in the boxing world, but the word is spreading in football as well.

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Chorley assitant boss Jamie Vermiglio

Jamie: Good start is key to our chances this term

Chorley assistant boss Jamie Vermiglio says a good start is key to Chorley’s chances of battling it out at the top of the National League North once again this term.

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Chorley skipper Andy Teague in action against Bolton. Photo credit: Josh Vosper

Ex-Accy duo on fire but Bolton fight way back

Chorley assistant manager Jamie Vermiglio dubbed the Magpies’ 3-2 defeat to newly promoted Championship side Bolton a tale of two halves.

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