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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

Lancashire Telegraph: File photo dated 15/09/13 of Bradley Wiggins. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday June 6, 2014. Sir Bradley Wiggins has confirmed he is likely to miss this year's Tour de France as Team Sky focus their efforts around defending champion Chris F

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.

Kevin Gallacher column: Midfield decisions key for Blackburn Rovers

Lancashire Telegraph: Kevin Gallacher

3:40pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

THE backbone of any side is your goalkeeper, your two central defenders, at least one midfielder and your main striker.

Laura Massaro: I am settling in nicely to new surroundings

Lancashire Telegraph:

3:05pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

WELL, I’m here now and suddenly it has all got real. We flew up from Manchester on Monday and it was a very exciting but tiring day.

Gary Bowyer expecting Blackburn Rovers to look 'leggy' in pre-season Accrington Stanley clash

Lancashire Telegraph:

1:50pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

IF BLACKBURN Rovers look leggy in tonight’s pre-season friendly at neighbours Accrington Stanley (7.45pm) then you will not find Gary Bowyer complaining.

Willie Irvine column: Pre-season goals a boost for Burnley strikers

Lancashire Telegraph: Ashley Barnes should feature for Burnley tonight

1:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PRE-SEASON games are all about getting your fitness for the new season but it is still great that three of the strikers got off the mark at the weekend.

Sordell quickly settling into life at Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph: Marvin Sordell sets up new charity

12:30pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BURNLEY striker Marvin Sordell believes settling in quickly at Turf Moor will help him find his best form when the Premier League season starts next month.

Turf Moor fortress key to Premier League survival - Taylor

Lancashire Telegraph:

9:09am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MATT Taylor hopes Burnley’s performances will add extra spice to the Turf Moor atmosphere this season – believing home form could be the key to their Premier League survival.

Blackburn Rovers boss Gary Bowyer confident Rudy Gestede will be flying for start of season

Lancashire Telegraph: Rudy Gestede celebrates scoring for Rovers - and he wants to add even more before the end of the season

9:12am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers boss Gary Bowyer insists Rudy Gestede will be fit and firing for the opening game of the campaign against his former club Cardiff City – despite the fact the striker is set to miss another week of pre-season.

Accrington Stanley ace Hatfield ready to make impression

Lancashire Telegraph:

12:20pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ACCRINGTON Stanley midfielder Will Hatfield is relishing the chance to take on East Lancashire’s big guns starting with tonight’s visit of Blackburn Rovers.

Dean Rittenberg the super sub as Blackburn Rovers U21s beat AFC Darwen

Lancashire Telegraph: Dean Rittenberg

10:11am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BLACKBURN Rovers U21s made it back-to-back pre-season victories with a 1-0 win at neighbours AFC Darwen last night.

Garry Flitcroft: Blackburn Rovers will have to grind it out if they are to win promotion

Lancashire Telegraph: Garry Flitcroft's Chorley stunned Forest Green

5:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

THE story goes that after the Blackburn Rovers players finally made their way back to the away dressing room at Deepdale after sealing their place back in the Premiership with a 1-0 win at Preston North End on that memorable midweek May night in 2001, a physically drained Garry Flitcroft told his team-mates they had just gone through their hardest season of their life.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Grassroots Heroes 2014: Stories are what stick out for Gallacher

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:22pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

KEVIN Gallacher is perfectly placed to talk of the rise and rise of the Grassroots Heroes Awards having been a guest of honour at each of the previous events.

Talented Blackburn teen set to play at All England club

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BLACKBURN tennis sensation George Hutchings will aim to succeed where Andy Murray failed this year after booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

TV star Henretty tips talented Arena skater for the very top

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:40pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BLACKBURN Arena skating ace Emily Louise Brown has been tipped for the top by ITV’S Dancing on Ice star Mark Hanretty.

Sarah and Eric show they are the perfect team

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:33pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Clitheroe’s Eric Wallace and Sarah Varley were both on top form as they won the Salesbury Mixed Pairs bowling competiton from an entry of 32 pairs from around the area.

German master Ajarn is back ‘home’ in Burnley

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:32pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

GERMAN instructor Ajarn Ralf Kussler rolled back the years to deliver a Thai Boxing master class in Burnley.

Legend’s kick start Alf’s new Academy

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:31pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Alf’s Blackbelt Academy officially opened its new ‘home’ with two legends of martial arts carrying out the ceremony – who then wasted little time in putting club members through their paces.

Lancaster bombs as Slattery marches on

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

FOUR-time CIU champion Andy Lancaster crashed out of the Blackburn And Darwen Individual Snooker Championship, losing 4-2 to Mark Slattery.

Feniscowles pupils show they are class

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Members of Feniscowles Bowling Club hosted a bowling competition between pupils of Feniscowles Primary School and Longshaw Primary School.

Frank has his eye on the prize at Park

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:30pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

A BLACKBURN opticians’ has been ‘bowled over’ after more than 60 of the town’s avid Crown Green Bowls players came together for the popular annual Specsavers Cup.

Golden girl Niamh is good for Commonwealth Games!

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:35pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Niamh Robinson warmed up for her Commonwealth Games debut with a gold double, landing personal bests in the 100 metres and 200 metres breaststroke finals at the British Gas International Swimming Championships in Manchester.

Clitheroe side march on to the regional finals

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Clitheroe Cricket Club’s, Cobras under 15s have won the LCB Cup on finals day at Elton CC in Bury.

League leaders are mauled by Blackburn Lions

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

ASIF Mahmood grabbed a match winning haul of six wickets in seven overs as Blackburn Lions downed A Division leaders Blackburn Eagles by 108 runs.

G8 Soccer to hold summer coaching

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:20pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

KEVIN Gallacher celebrates the first anniversary of his G8 Soccer School when he holds his latest coaching camp.

Grassroots Heroes 2014: Good to see hard work honoured

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:11pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

I have to admit, running the Grassroots Heroes Awards is pretty hard work, stressful even.

Towneley get Royal seal of approval of SW19

Lancashire Telegraph:

5:15pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TOWNELEY Community Tennis Club has been given a Royal seal of approval following a recent trip to Wimbledon.

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.

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