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Clarets linked with Celtic star but Dyche quashes talk of £8m bid for Watford’s Deeney

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

CLARETS boss Sean Dyche is keen to make further additions to his Burnley squad – and could be about to move to Celtic’s big Nigerian Efe Ambrose.

Illness may force Rovers striker out of Africa

Lancashire Telegraph: Rudy Gestede

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers will assess Rudy Gestede before deciding whether the striker is well enough to make a 10,000-mile round trip to Malawi just days before the start of the new season.

Accrington Stanley boss delighted with big week

Lancashire Telegraph: James Beattie

2:38pm Monday 28th July 2014

JAMES Beattie believes that Accrington Stanley’s performance against neighbours Blackburn and Burnley augur well for their League Two campaign.

Padiham earn pre-season bragging rights

Lancashire Telegraph: Steve Wilkes' Padiham were beaten

2:39pm Monday 28th July 2014

PADIHAM were the winners of the inaugural ACCROSS Tournament held at Victoria Park over the weekend – an event that included four East Lancashire clubs.

Commonwealth Games: Niamh nails it

Lancashire Telegraph: Niamh Robinson

7:59am Monday 28th July 2014

NIAMH Robinson produced the goods once more with another PB in the pool.

Commonwealth Games: Massaro set for the squash final

Lancashire Telegraph: Laura Massaro who has been crowned world champion

7:57am Monday 28th July 2014

LAURA Massaro will play Nicol David in the women’s squash final tonight after beating England team-mate Alison Waters 11-5, 12-14, 11-3, 11-8.

Commonwealth Games: Hitchon going for gold

Lancashire Telegraph: Sophie Hitchon says she's learned from the European Championships.

7:54am Monday 28th July 2014

SOPHIE Hitchon goes for gold in tonight’s hammer final after qualifying with her first throw.

Commonwealth Games: Pitman and Burns fight back for bronze

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:53am Monday 28th July 2014

TWO judo players who left East Lancashire in pursuit of glory enjoyed medal-winning success at the weekend.

Commonwealth Games: It’s Hamer time as Tom clinches silver

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:51am Monday 28th July 2014

TOM Hamer was quick to dedicate his performance to his parents after he broke the British record on the way to claiming silver in the men’s para-sport 200m freestyle at Glasgow 2014.

Lancashire League Saturday: Record breaking Neser is a master blaster

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:46am Monday 28th July 2014

BIG Bash star Michael Neser wrote his name into Todmorden’s record books on Saturday – just a matter of hours after being called up for the Australia A team.

Ribblesdale League: Stacksteads finally win ...after a four-year wait

Lancashire Telegraph: Janaka Gunaratne

7:42am Monday 28th July 2014

STACKSTEADS seconds celebrated long into Saturday night after they finally had something to cheer as the villagers claimed a first Houldsworth Solicitors Ribblesdale League Division One win in four years!

Lancashire League Sunday: Ruthless Lowerhouse march on at the top

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:39am Monday 28th July 2014

LOWERHOUSE flexed their muscles at the top of the Foster’s Lancashire League yesterday as they brushed Nelson aside to make it 12 league wins on the spin.

Northern League: Linde hits a ton but Darwen are held up in Lakes

Lancashire Telegraph:

7:36am Monday 28th July 2014

DARWEN professional George Linde scored a magnificent century – but the Towers hopes of a return to winning ways in the Chorley Building Society Northern League were dashed by a Kendal rearguard action on Saturday.

Lancashire Telegraph sports quiz

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7:30am Monday 28th July 2014

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Bet Victor Racing Column

Lancashire Telegraph: The Bet Victor racing column

7:27am Monday 28th July 2014

John Gosden’s star filly Taghrooda maintained her unbeaten record in electric fashion, winning the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Ascot and BetVictor make her the 4/1 favourite for the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp.

Lancashire Telegraph Racing Column

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7:26am Monday 28th July 2014

Trainer Mark Johnston can enjoy a welcome boost on the eve of Glorious Goodwood with Polarisation set to make it third time lucky in the Play BetVictor Casino On Your Mobile Median Auction Maiden Stakes at Ayr.

Accrington Stanley 0 Burnley 1

12:07pm Sunday 27th July 2014

JASON Gilchrist netted for the second game in succession as Burnley overcame near neighbours Accrington Stanley in a pre-season friendly.

FULL TIME: Bradford City 0 Blackburn Rovers 0

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4:48pm Saturday 26th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers played out a goalless draw at Bradford City in a pre-season friendly this afternoon.

MATCHDAY LIVE: Bradford City v Blackburn Rovers

2:31pm Saturday 26th July 2014

UPDATES from Blackburn Rovers' pre-season friendly at Bradford City this afternoon.

David Eyres: Burnley can use feelgood factor to their benefit

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:20pm Saturday 26th July 2014

THE next three weeks can’t come quick enough now. I can’t wait for the first game of the season.

Burnley new boy Jutkiewicz ready for second chance in Premier League

Lancashire Telegraph: NEW SIGNING: Lukas Jutkiewicz

10:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

BURNLEY new boy Lukas Jutkiewicz is ready to make the most of his second shot at the Premier League – four years after leaving Everton.

Rochina pondering Blackburn Rovers stay

Lancashire Telegraph: Ruben Rochina

10:20am Saturday 26th July 2014

RUBEN Rochina is contemplating staying at Blackburn Rovers for the final year of his contract despite interest from clubs in Spain.

Andy Lochhead: Burnley have enough strikers now

Lancashire Telegraph: Ashley Barnes should feature for Burnley tonight

3:40pm Friday 25th July 2014

I SEE that Burnley have denied making another bid for Troy Deeney, and I think they have enough strikers now anyway.

Blackburn Rovers boss eyes new strike pairing

Lancashire Telegraph: Chris Brown

1:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer will be out to prove that bigger is better when his side visit Bradford City in pre-season friendly action tomorrow afternoon.

Race is on to partner Burnley ace Ings

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:30pm Friday 25th July 2014

THREE men remain in contention to partner Danny Ings in Burnley’s opening game of the season, but Lukas Jutkiewicz hopes to force himself to the front of the queue with another goalscoring display tomorrow.

Togetherness is the key for Clarets, says Trippier

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:03am Friday 25th July 2014

KIERAN Trippier insists Burnley do not need to make big money signings to succeed in the Premier League – after the Clarets dismissed reports of an £8m bid for Troy Deeney.

Rovers striker Rhodes has belief in promotion push

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:01am Friday 25th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers striker Jordan Rhodes is hoping to repay the club’s faith in him by spearheading a charge to the Premier League this season.

Steven Burke out of Commonwealth 4,000m individual pursuit

Lancashire Telegraph: Team pursuit star Steven Burke on the track

2:32pm Friday 25th July 2014

STEVEN Burke’s hopes of a second Commonwealth Games medal were blown away in the 4,000m individual pursuit.

Chorley swimmer narrowly misses out on 100m backstroke final

Lancashire Telegraph: Ryan Bennett will lcompete at the Commonwealth Games

11:43am Friday 25th July 2014

Chorley’s Ryan Bennett narrowly missed on a place in tonight’s 100m backstroke final after recording the ninth quickest time in the semi finals.

Aussies too strong for English quartet

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:53am Friday 25th July 2014

STEVEN Burke is set to get a second chance to go for gold today in the individual pursuit after claiming a silver medal on the opening day of competition in the Commonwealth Games.

14-year-old Darwen swimmer returns to pool after impressing on Commonwealth debut

Lancashire Telegraph: Niamh Robinson in action

10:30am Friday 25th July 2014

NIAMH Robinson returns to the pool tomorrow after impressing on her Commonwealth Games debut on Thursday.

Lamb to tee off for England

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:50pm Friday 25th July 2014

LANCASHIRE players Sophie Lamb and county champion Hollie Muse are among the five so far selected for the England team which will defend the Girls’ Home Internationals at Donabate in Ireland on August 6-8.

Todmorden judoka to compete for bronze medal in repechage competition

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:20pm Friday 25th July 2014

FAITH Pitman will compete for the bronze medal in the repechage competition this evening after defeating Marcon Bezzina of Malta.

Big four line up in battle for honours

Lancashire Telegraph:

10:50am Friday 25th July 2014

OCKERT Erasmus will lead the Foster’s Lancashire League into battle this morning as they look to defend their Lookers Interleague Twenty20 title when the competition bursts into life for its third year.

Rovers pair Brown and Spurr to play at Bradford

Lancashire Telegraph: Tommy Spurr

6:04pm Thursday 24th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers fans should get their first glimpse of new striker Chris Brown in Saturday’s friendly at Bradford City.

Burke and Wiggins miss out on Commonwealth gold

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:57pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STEVEN Burke and Sir Bradley Wiggins had to settle for silver in the Commonwealth Games after they were beaten by Australia in the final.

Paul Wheelock column: Blackburn Rovers will hope Gestede is out of Africa

Lancashire Telegraph: Rudy Gestede

1:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

IT is testament to how important a player Rudy Gestede has grown to become that you cannot imagine Gary Bowyer shedding a tear if the big striker fails to make it all the way to the Africa Cup of Nations.

Chris Flanagan: Bolton recruits can boost Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:20pm Thursday 24th July 2014

IT is four years since Bolton Wanderers stayed in the Premier League thanks to a rather significant arrival from Turf Moor.

FULL-TIME: Accrington Stanley 2 Blackburn Rovers 2

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:20am Thursday 24th July 2014

DEFENSIVE disasters spared Rovers defeat to their lower-division neighbours at a sun-kissed Store First Stadium last night.

Clarets keeper Gilks wants number one shirt

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:26am Thursday 24th July 2014

MATT Gilks is eager to maintain his place in the Scotland squad this season – as he prepares himself for a battle with Tom Heaton for the number one jersey at Burnley.

Laura Massaro bidding for Commonwealth gold

Lancashire Telegraph: Laura Massaro who has been crowned world champion

7:10pm Thursday 24th July 2014

LAURA Massaro is chasing a holy trinity of sorts and she has little interest in waiting another four years to complete the set.

Accrington Stanley draw was a good workout for Blackburn Rovers, says boss Gary Bowyer

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

9:44am Thursday 24th July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer labelled last night's friendly at a sun-kissed Store First Stadium as a ‘good workout’ after his side twice came from behind to earn a draw with lower-league neighbours Accrington Stanley.

Holden seventh at Brands Hatch

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

MELLOR Brook’s John Holden picked up points during a solid weekend at the British Sidecar Championship.

Darwen swimmer through to Commonwealth Games semi finals

Lancashire Telegraph: Niamh Robinson, 14, in action during the Isle of Man Swimming Championships where she won a clutch of medals and improved her Commonwealth Games hopes

3:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NIAMH Robinson has qualified for tonight’s semi finals of the 50m breaststroke.

Chorley's Bennett aiming for final

Lancashire Telegraph: Bennett is going for gold

2:44pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Chorley’s Ryan Bennett will bid for a place in the final of the men’s 100m backstroke tonight.

East Lancashire sportsmen to compete in 4,000m team pursuit

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2:42pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ENGLAND’S 4,000m team pursuit – including Colne’s Steven Burke and Sir Bradley Wiggins – will go for gold this evening after recording the second fastest time.

Repairs needed after Carne bike issues

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HASLINGDEN’S Tom Carne has taken his bike in for repairs after damage hampered his chances at Brands Hatch.

14-year-old Darwen swimmer gets Commonwealth games campaign under way

Lancashire Telegraph: Niamh Robinson in action

12:30pm Thursday 24th July 2014

NIAMH Robinson finished in fifth place in her heat in the 50m breaststroke as she got her Commonwealth Games campaign under way.

Rishton’s Entwistle the boss at Ross

Lancashire Telegraph:

11:40am Thursday 24th July 2014

HRCR Championship front runner Steve Entwistle consolidated his lead in the series after his best result of the year.

TEAM NEWS: Accrington Stanley v Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: David Dunn celebrates

7:21pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers have named a strong side for tonight’s friendly at neighbours Accrington Stanley.

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