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Massaro ready for San Fran defence

Chorley squash ace Laura Massaro heads to the United States of America this week looking to defend her Oracle NetSuite title.

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Chinese Lions add a dash of colour to the launch of Preston's new dragon boat

The eyes have it at dragon boat launch

It was a case of dotting the eyes and crossing the Marina when Preston paddlers took delivery of their first brand new dragon boat.

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Members of the British Blades team who travelled to Italy to take part in the International American Flag Football competition: Nathan Smalley, Graeme Chesters, Bradley Temple, Jonathon Williams, Joel Chesters, Alex Challands, Andrew Carr, Lewis Wyatt, Josh Atkins, Theo Smith and Julian Wyatt

Chorley team stakes a claim in American Football competition

A team of American football players from Chorley reached new heights at an international tournament in Europe.

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BMX champ Finley Hough, seven, from Clayton-le-Woods

Clayton-le-Woods BMX rider Finley Hough is British champion aged just seven

A seven year old BMX rider from Clayton-le-Woods has raced his way to the top becoming a British champion.
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Leyland's Andrew Makinson

Second spot still in sight for Leyland

Leyland beat Fleetwood by 35 runs at Fox Lane to keep alive their hopes of finishing runners-up.

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Chorley's wicketkeeper Harry Barclay

Relegation threat makes for lively Chorley clash

If anyone doubted whether the introduction of promotion and relegation this season would liven up Northern League cricket, Saturday’s game at Windsor Park would have convinced them.

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Jack Catterall, right, with Tyrone Nurse and promoter Frank Warren. Picture: Karen Priestley

British title rivals Jack Catterall and Tyrone Nurse come face-to-face

Jack Catterall has got up close and personal with Tyrone Nurse ahead of their big British title clash next month.

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George Norris from Chorley Athletic Club. Picture by Paul Heyes, Sunday January 29, 2017.

Future is bright for Chorley runners

Nine juniors from Chorley Athletic and Triathlon Club attended the annual historic North Yorkshire races, based around the ancient village green alongside the scenic river Wharfe.

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Croston's Lee Childs batting. 13th June 2015

Adlington wash out ahead of semi-final

Both Adlington senior teams faced disappointment on Saturday.

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Great Britain's Holly Bradshaw competes in the Women's Pole Vault during the Muller Grand Prix at the Alexandra Stadium, Birmingham. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 20, 2017. See PA story ATHLETICS Birmingham. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only, no commercial use without prior permission, please contact PA Images for further information.

Holly earns Diamond League best finish

Euxton’s Holly Bradshaw produced an IAAF Diamond League best finish of second place at the Alexander Stadium in Birmingham on Sunday.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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Chris Hodgen

All’s well that ends well for Chorley race ace

Chorley racing driver Chris Hodgen backed up his double win on the Silverstone Grand Prix circuit last month with a second place and a race win at Oulton Park.

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Mark Woodhead  scored  25 for Morecambe (Photo: Tony North)

Weekend cricket round-up

The battle of the top two in the Northern League went the way of leaders Netherfield against Chorley.

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Have a Go at.... cue sports

Cue sports, also known as billiard sports, include snooker, pool or billiards.
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Holly Bradshaw reacts after failing to clear the bar

Holly heartbroken to miss out on a medal

Holly Bradshaw was left to reflect on what might have been after missing her medal chance at the World Championships in London.

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Holly Bradshaw

Bradshaw safely in to final at the worlds

Just two places stood between Holly Bradshaw and a podium spot at last summer’s Olympic Games, but there’s no denying her intent to make amends on home soil this weekend.

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Graeme Ballard in action in the 100m T36 at the London Stadium at the weekend

Ballard open to medal tilt in Tokyo

Chorley sprint star Graeme Ballard has refused to rule out the possibility of competing in his fifth Paralympic Games.

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Jack Catterall, left, is set to face Tyrone Nurse

Catterall earns a shot at Nurse for British title

Unbeaten Chorley boxer Jack Catterall has earned a shot at the British Super Lightweight title.

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We're in charge . . . Leyland Golf Club volunteers on the 18th at Royal Birkdale

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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