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Darwen ready for return of Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: Kevin Gallacher

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers will renew an historic rivalry with neighbours AFC Darwen tonight when they send a team to the WEC Anchor Ground for a pre-season friendly (7.45pm).

Hard work will pay off, says Burnley boss

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:08pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche believes the Clarets can reap the rewards of their Austrian training camp once the Premier League season gets under way next month.

The Grassroots Heroes Awards are BACK!

Lancashire Telegraph: Grassroots Heroes

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE Grassroots Heroes Awards are back for a fourth year and it promises to be another year of tales of achievement and stories of hard work and commitment.

Squad now boasts the flexibility we need, says Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer

Lancashire Telegraph: Gary Bowyer described Watford as "a top, top team'. Picture: Action Images.

9:38am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer believes winger Ben Marshall is the perfect example of the flexibility his squad now boasts.

Wade Elliott tips Burnley to surprise in Premier League

Lancashire Telegraph: CITY SLICKER: Birmingham's Wade Elliott

9:27am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

WADE Elliott has backed Burnley to be the surprise package of the Premier League – and survive in it.

Grassroots Heroes 2014: How to nominate/enter

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THERE are several ways to enter the Lancashire Telegraph Grassroots Heroes Awards 2014 - sponsored by United Utilities.

Burnley to host Italian side Hellas Verona in pre-season friendly

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael Kightly scores as he and south Essex pal Dean Marney send Burnley into the Premier League

2:53pm Monday 21st July 2014

BURNLEY will welcome Italian side Hellas Verona to Turf Moor ahead of their Premier League opener with Chelsea.

Garry Flitcroft believes top-flight return would be fitting for Blackburn Rovers star David Dunn

Lancashire Telegraph: dunn.jpg

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

GARRY Flitcroft believes there would be no better way for David Dunn to round off his Blackburn Rovers career than by leading his hometown club back into the Premier League.

East Lancs Premier League stars honour grassroots sports

Lancashire Telegraph: A young Jay Rodriguez, then 15, celebrates signing schoolboy forms with Burnley in 2005

6:10pm Monday 21st July 2014

THEY are the local boys done good; the Premier League stars who have never forgotten their roots.

Grassroots Heroes 2014: Award categories

Lancashire Telegraph: Winners will soon be announced

5:30pm Monday 21st July 2014

LISTED are the categories for this year's Grassroots Heroes Awards.

Grassroots Heroes 2014: A message from United Utilities

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

IT gives us great pleasure once again to support the Lancashire Telegraph’s Grass Roots Awards.

Blackburn Rovers legend Derek Fazackerley joins Oxford United

Lancashire Telegraph: Derek Fazackerley

7:27am Monday 21st July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers record appearance holder Derek Fazackerley has joined League Two outfit Oxford United as assistant head coach.

Grassroots Heroes 2014: Sporting heroes

Lancashire Telegraph: Jay Rodriguez - one of three Saints players picked by England.

6:07pm Monday 21st July 2014

GRASSROOTS sports can be the start of a successful career and local sporting heroes are keen to promote the benefits.

My Sport: Snooker

Lancashire Telegraph: GREEN BAIZE: All the latest from the Llanelli and District Snooker League.

6:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

OUR area has long been renowned for it's love affair with snooker.

My Sport: Rounders

Lancashire Telegraph: Action from the rounders tournament

6:20pm Monday 21st July 2014

ROUNDERS has been played in England since the tudor times - a bat and ball game played between two teams.

Dyche plays down Marney and Heaton fitness trouble as Clarets ease to friendly win

Lancashire Telegraph: Dean Marney and Danny Ings celebrate Burnley’s derby win

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

BURNLEY boss Sean Dyche has played down injuries to midfielder Dean Marney and goalkeeper Tom Heaton after the pair missed yesterday’s 8-0 pre-season friendly thrashing of FC Grossklein.

Tributes to former Rossendale pro and great of the game

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:34am Monday 21st July 2014

Renowned golf coach Bob Torrance, the father of Ryder Cup-winning captain Sam, has died aged 82.

Lancashire Telegraph Sports Quiz

Lancashire Telegraph: Lancashire Telegraph sports quiz

8:14am Monday 21st July 2014

Every day we test your sporting knowledge with our just for fun 10 to tackle...

Hatfield at the double in win

Lancashire Telegraph: James Beattie

7:59am Monday 21st July 2014

A WILL Hatfield brace gave Accrington Stanley a battling 2-1 victory at North West Counties League Premier Division new boys Nelson.

Beattie’s joy at Buxton capture

Lancashire Telegraph: New boy Adam Buxton

7:51am Monday 21st July 2014

Accrington Stanley boss James Beattie says he beat off several other sides to complete the permanent signing of Adam Buxton.

Bet Victor Racing Column

Lancashire Telegraph: The Bet Victor racing column

7:35am Monday 21st July 2014

Monday means evening racing at Windsor and Mythical Madness (6.55) is taken to go one better than when runner up at Redcar on his racecourse debut when finishing with a rare flourish.

Lancashire Telegraph Racing Column

Lancashire Telegraph: Lancashire Telegraph racing column

7:32am Monday 21st July 2014

Colourful has so far found maiden company beyond her but the Love Travel, Love Trailfinders Fillies' Handicap at Windsor provides an excellent chance to get a first win on the board.

Clarets convincing winners in Austria

Lancashire Telegraph:

6:41pm Sunday 20th July 2014

BURNLEY romped to an 8-0 friendly success over FC Grossklein in Austria to end their week-long training camp in the country.

Amy’s sport price takes pride of place in the family home

Lancashire Telegraph: EYE ON THE PRIZE Amy Stevens, who has played international netball, with her coveted Grass Roots Heroes award

11:00am Sunday 20th July 2014

AMY Stevens has won nearly 50 awards, accolades, trophies and honours in her young but highly successful netball career.

David Eyres: Burnley new boy Jutkiewicz could be find of summer

Lancashire Telegraph: Lukas Jutkiewicz

1:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

BEING an Evertonian, Lukas Jutkiewicz is someone whose career I have kept an eye on.

Devarn Green eager to stake Blackburn Rovers claim

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:20pm Saturday 19th July 2014

TEENAGER Devarn Green admits his maiden taste of first-team football with Blackburn Rovers has left him desperately wanting more.

Blackburn Rovers still interested in signing Manchester United starlet Michael Keane

Lancashire Telegraph: Michael Keane

10:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers remain interested in re-signing Manchester United starlet Michael Keane despite the arrival of Alex Baptiste.

Reid: Burnley will be one of fittest teams in Premier

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:10am Saturday 19th July 2014

STEVEN Reid thinks Burnley will be one of the fittest teams in the Premier League after a gruelling training camp ahead of tomorrow’s opening pre-season match in Austria.

Pitman: I wanted to be a gymnast but I was so bad I turned to judo!

Lancashire Telegraph:

8:10pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SHE may now call Essex home but Todmorden remains very much in Commonwealth Games gold-medal hopeful Faith Pitman’s heart.

Simon Garner column: Wait until January for more signings

Lancashire Telegraph:

4:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

IF we were to start the season with the squad we’ve got now I’d be satisfied.

Andy Lochhead: There's much more to come from Burnley ace Ings

Lancashire Telegraph: Tesco workers have thanked Danny Ings for his act of kindness

2:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

TO hear that Danny Ings is happy at Burnley is music to my ears, and I’m sure I’m not the only one.

Jutkiewicz set for Clarets debut in Austrian friendly

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

LUKAS Jutkiewicz could be one of five new signings to make their unofficial Burnley debut in the Clarets’ first friendly on Sunday.

Adam Henley determined to earn starting Blackburn Rovers spot

Lancashire Telegraph: Adam Henley

9:08am Friday 18th July 2014

FIT-AGAIN Adam Henley admits he feels he has a point to prove after two ‘terrible’ years.

Clarets to offer keeper Heaton new contract

Lancashire Telegraph: Tom Heaton applauds the Burnley fans

9:06am Friday 18th July 2014

BURNLEY are set to secure goalkeeper Tom Heaton on a new contract before the Premier League season begins.

Sales up as Blackburn Rovers home shirt hits the stores

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:00pm Friday 18th July 2014

SALES were up when the new Blackburn Rovers home shirt hit the shops for the first time yesterday.

Transfer rumour mill: July 18

Lancashire Telegraph: The transfer rumour mill

10:59am Friday 18th July 2014

Harry Redknapp has made Aston Villa centre half Ron Vlaar, 29, a £4m target for QPR.

Colne Grand Prix 'shows appetite for cycling'

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

IAN Wilkinson believes the Tour De France effect has raised the profile and popularity of cycling in East Lancashire, and events such as the Colne Grand Prix can help the sport to keep growing.

Seventh heaven for Bill

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:21pm Friday 18th July 2014

BILL Bromilow rewrote the history books when he guided Lancashire to two English Championship crowns and a brace of Northern League titles during his five years as county captain.

Focus is key for Cherry Tree skipper

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:20pm Friday 18th July 2014

RAMSBOTTOM Cup finalists Cherry Tree are determined to bounce back to form after suffering the shock of a double weekend defeat as they prepare for two big days out while still pressing for promotion.

Accrington Stanley offer ticket deal to neighbours

Lancashire Telegraph: File photo dated 28/08/2013 of Accrington Stanley manager James Beattie. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Monday January 20, 2014. Sky Bet League Two club Accrington have been fined £20,000 by the Football League after a commission reveal

10:53am Friday 18th July 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley are offering a special flexi-ticket deal next week in an attempt to encourage Blackburn Rovers and Burnley fans to watch more matches at the Store First Stadium.

Paul Wheelock column: Harmless Blackburn Rovers kit launch video has made an impact

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

WITH the Rovers squad away at a training camp in Portugal there was potential for this being a quiet news week at Ewood.

West Brom defender Craig Dawson still keen on joining Clarets

Lancashire Telegraph: Craig Dawson - Wigan and Wanderers vying for his services

9:12am Thursday 17th July 2014

CRAIG Dawson is understood to be considering an official transfer request after Burnley had a second bid for the defender turned down by West Bromwich Albion.

Blackburn Rovers told to get ‘comic gold’ kit launch video back online

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:23am Thursday 17th July 2014

BLACKBURN design guru Wayne Hemingway has urged Rovers to ignore media mockery and put its kit promotion video back online.

Portugal trip will bring us together, says Rovers boss Bowyer

Lancashire Telegraph: Gary Bowyer

9:15am Thursday 17th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer believes a week training in the red-hot heat of the Algarve will make his closely-knit squad even tighter.

Entwistle travels with confidence

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

NOTHING less than a perfect day will be good enough for Steve Entwistle when he contests the Ross Traders Historic this weekend.

Local riders to the fore in final standings

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:40pm Thursday 17th July 2014

THE final tables of the four month long Lakes and Lancashire Sporting Courses Competition – known locally as the ‘SPOCO’ – have been published with our East Lancashire based riders claiming more than their fair share of the spoils.

Tommi is fourth in Welsh rally

Lancashire Telegraph:

2:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

CLITHEROE’S junior rally ace Tommi Meadows achieved a season’s best result at the Brawdy Stages in Pembrokeshire.

Ramsbottom United to kick off season with King’s Lynn Town clash

Lancashire Telegraph: OPENER Ramsbottom United’s Lee Gaskell scored the first goal against Mossley

1:41pm Thursday 17th July 2014

PROMOTED Ramsbottom United will kick off life in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division at their Harry Williams Riverside Stadium home.

Trials ace is ready to take on world

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:20pm Thursday 17th July 2014

RISING star Jack Spencer has the chance to show off his talents when he takes on the world’s best trials bike riders on home soil this weekend.

Anderson future uncertain as he nears end of ban

Lancashire Telegraph: CHALLENGE: Kenny Anderson

12:30pm Thursday 17th July 2014

KEVIN Maree still does not know whether former British champion Kenny Anderson will return to boxing when his two-year drugs ban expires later this year.


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