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AIM: Samantha Murray

Samantha Murray commences defence of World Championship title

MERSEY PRIDE: Blackburn Harriers youngsters were in fine form in their league match at Wavertree

Blackburn Harriers power to second spot

JUST CHAMPION: Louisa Powell-Smith and Christopher Holdsworth

Holdsworth and Powell-Smith take titles

GOLD: Holly Bleasdale

Blackburn Harrier Holly Bleasdale back with a victory in Cardiff

IN ACTION: Rob Sinclair takes on Diego Vital at BAMMA

BIG SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Fit-again fighter Rob Sinclair happy to be back in competition mix

FACING THE CAMERAS: Burnley’s James Anderson visited his old school - Blessed Trinity RC College

James Anderson: I'll always be grateful to the Burnley people who launched my career

VICTORY: Elizabeth Greenwood

Blackburn Harrier Greenwood shines in superb performance

BATTLE: England's Laura Bassett, left, and Katie Chapman battle for the ball with France's Gaetane Thiney and Eugenie Le Sommer, right during Tuesday's game

Sampson wants supporters to stick with England

WITHDRAWAL: Farah

East Lancashire's Ben Lindsay helps Great Britain into fifth

FOURTH: Alison Leonard

Alison Leonard takes fourth at Birmingham Grand Prix

ON YOUR MARKS: The Bowley Hill Trail Race gets under way            Pictures: JADE DOHERTY

Martin Oldfield finishes third to be the fastest M45

BATTLE: Massaro and Serme in final

Laura Massaro aims to finish season on a high in Egypt

SELECTED: Samantha Murray will bid to retain her World Championship title

Tasker and Murray aim to continue good form

WINNER: Barlick Fell Runner Marc Hartley claimed victory in the Burnley Lions 10k ahead of Thomas Corrigan

Ace Marc Hartley leads Barlick one-two

FIGHT: Bisping

East Lancs UFC star Michael Bisping set for first UK fight in five years

WEMBLEY BOUND: Paul Gallagher (left) and Joe Garner, in the shadow of the Sir Tom Finney Stand, are hoping to secure Preston’s first play-off promotion

BIG SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Gally and Garner bid to end Preston’s play-off hoodoo

CLOSE SECOND: Danny Collinge impressed Pictures: KIPAX

Thomas Corrigan triumphs on trails to edge Danny Collinge

HONOURED: Jonathan Stubbs (left)

Darwen Dashers take trail to glory with eight prizes

PERFECT SEND-OFF: Jason Fildes presents a framed picture to retiring champion jockey Tony McCoy after his final ride at Haydock Park

SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Haydock Park role is dream job for lifelong racing fan

VICTORY: Laura Massaro takes on Joshna Chinappa                 Picture: SquashPics.com

Laura Massaro is back with first round win in Hull

UNSTOPPABLE: Brian Fogarty on his way to victory in Sunday’s Pendle Triathlon

Good win for Brian Fogarty ahead of Ironman test

INSPIRED: Blackburn Harrier Monk

Blackburn Harriers starlet receives guidance from Haile Gebrselassie

ACTION: Natalie Haythornthwaite

Haythornthwaite has realised her England dream - and has no plans to slow down!

SO CLOSE: Chorley go within inches of a third goal against Guiseley on Saturday 		Pictures: KIPAX

MATCH ANALYSIS: Chorley 2 Guiseley 3

ON COURT: (l-r) sponsor Phillip Hart, Donna Urquahart, Emily Whitlock, Laura Massaro, Chris Lengthorn, Emyr Evans, Sam Ellis

BRITISH OPEN: Laura Massaro’s aim is to sneek in under radar

Garry Flitcroft

Chorley miss out on promotion to the Conference

BRITISH STAR: Blackburn’s Paula Walker during the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi where she painted her fingernails in the colours of the Union Jack before competing in the bobsleigh

Blackburn bobsleigh star Paula Walker calls time on career

SUPER SIBLINGS: Chris Lengthorn and Laura Massaro who have organised the Courtcare Open which is taking place at David Lloyd in Chorley this week

Laura Massaro excited by Courtcare Open field

BACK FOR GOOD: Laura Massaro is looking forward to the British Open

SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Laura Massaro looking forward after winning mind games

INCREDIBLE: Dave Hourigan celebrates his remarkable victory on the finish line

Rossendale Triathlon Club member basking in glory of South East Asia victory

Steve Peters

Euro 2016 could be where work really bears fruit, says England mind coach ahead of Lancashire event

DRIVE TO SUCCEED: Chorley right back Mark Ross has his own personal training business Just Results in Blackrod                                     Picture: HELEN BROWN

SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Chorley defender eyes good times in future for sleeping giant

TRIBUTE: Blackburn Harriers president George Kirby in front of the stand named in his honour

George Kirby honoured as Blackburn Harriers open Witton Park stand

MAGNIFICENT SEVENTH: Ben Fish

Blackburn Harriers star races to cross the finish line

STRONG START: The Blackburn Harriers team which took part in the opening round of the series in Blackpool

Blackburn Harriers kick-start track and field season in Mid Lancs League opener

LOCALS: The Blackburn Road Runners quartet at the finish line

Four Blackburn club runners compete in Paris Marathon

SILVER: Thomas Hamer

Burnley's Tom Hamer earns spot in Great Britain squad for IPC Swimming World Championships

Murray back in GB squad for World Cup meeting

Samantha Murray back in GB squad for World Cup meeting

LEGEND: Ron Hill and some of his fellow Clayton-le-Moors Harriers members before the race

Chris Holdsworth wins Ron Hill Accrington 10k

FIRST PLACE: Chris Singleton

Hobble to victory for Chris Singleton in Haworth

PROMISING: Beth Widdup in action in the giant slalom at the British National Alpine Ski Championships at Tignes in France

Colne's Beth Widdup will toughen up after slalom results

ERRING ON THE SIDE OF CAUTION: Beth Widdup felt she was too slow on the course and abandoned second run in Tignes

Injury-hit Beth Widdup blames lack of bravery on bow

HIGH-FLYER: Dave Ryding in action during last year’s Winter Olympics in Russia

Colne skier Dave Ryding has plenty to lose in British National Alpine Ski Championships bid

HIGH FLYER: Ben Fish, far right, keeps pace with the leading pack in the Wilmslow Half Marathon

Blackburn Harriers’ Ben Fish confident of improvement

HONOUR: Richard Campbell receives his award

Rossendale Harriers race renamed in memory of photographer

AIM: Michael Bisping (right) with Ricky Hatton

UFC fighter Michael Bisping not giving up on world title dream

MATCH ANALYSIS: Stockport County 0 Chorley 2

MATCH ANALYSIS & VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS: Stockport County 0 Chorley 2

ON TARGET: Former Great Britain handball captain, Edenfield’s Ciaran Williams, is now coaching in Norway and wants to coach his country in the future

SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Great Britain’s Olympic handball star turning his attention to coaching

HOME SUPPORT: Samantha Murray

Olympic medalist Samantha Murray aims to make the most of home advantage

ON YOUR MARKS: Kai Atkins (253) gets set to lead Lancashire’s charge in the junior boys race

Atkins leads way for county on home turf

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