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SMILES BETTER: Laura Massaro can’t hide her delight after beating Nour El Sherbini in the Qatar Classic in Doha

Magical Massaro wins Qatar Classic in dramatic final

FORM PLAYER: Laura Massaro

In-form squash ace Laura Massaro eyeing yet another title

BATTLING: Laura Massaro on her way to a quarter-final win in Qatar

Battling Laura Massaro looks to book Qatar Classic final date

THROUGH: Laura Massaro

Laura Massaro wins ‘tough’ test to make next round

JOY: Laura Massaro in action in Qatar

Laura Massaro pleased by progress at Qatar Classic

Chorley's 25-year wait to reach FA Cup first round goes on...

Chorley's 25-year wait to reach FA Cup first round goes on...

TROPHY TIME: Laura Massaro after winning the US Open

Laura Massaro battles to another US Open title

GET IN: Laura Massaro and Nicol David

Laura Massaro fights back to beat rival David at US Open

HOT TO TROT: Dan Balshaw on his way to a convincing victory in the Burnley Fire 10k

Red-hot Dan Balshaw blazes to Burnley Fire 10k win

TOGETHER: Blackburn Road Runners

Blackburn Road Runners relish marathon successes

FOCUS: Laura Massaro

Laura Massaro faces American Sobhy in last 16 of US Open

OPTIMISTIC: Laura Massaro is confident she is over her shock defeat in the Carol Weymuller Open

Laura Massaro determined to bounce right back after shock first round exit

GOLDEN WONDER: Jacob Roberts

Rising Blackburn Harriers star Roberts breaks another record

IRONMAN: Brian Fogarty is heading to Hawaii with the support of sponsor Paul Slone

Brian Fogarty geared up for Ironman World Championship

ADVENTURE: Laura Massaro is ready for her Open challenge in Brooklyn during the National Squash Championships final with Sarah-Jane Perry

Laura Massaro travels to US in hope having won two tournaments there

HELPING HAND: Sally Barker with GB Para-cycling stars Corrine Hall and Lora Turnham at the recent World Cup event held in South Africa

SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Masseur Barker hoping to cope with pressure of Rio Olympics

TOP TEAM: Patrick Walkington, Graeme Courtney and Alison Monks

Rossendale members sprint to success

WHAT A WEEKEND: Jimmy Craig (number 5) gets ready to star for Barlick Fell Runners at the Northern Road Relays

Dream weekend for Barlick ace Jimmy Craig

MEDAL MAGIC: Barlick Fell Runners’ bronze-winning ladies team

Blackburn Harriers stars on top form

FINISHED: The Trawden athletes at the end of the Wigan 10K

Howards keep it in the family in 10k glory

DISAPPOINTMENT: Alison Leonard during the European Championships

Blackburn Harrier Alison Leonard vows to kick on after Beijing snub

Morgan Angland and Emily Warren

Youngsters fare well at English championships

ON YOUR MARKS: The race gets under way

Alan Life claims M50 group prize on tough course

RACING FANATIC: Former trainer Jack Berry at his Lancashire home

Lancashire racing great says injured jockeys must have best possible care

TREASURE: Blackburn Harrier Sophie Hitchon, of Burnley, celebrates her fourth place in the hammer final

World Athletics Championships showing bodes well for super Sophie Hitchon

Usain Bolt

VIDEO: Cameraman crashes into Usain Bolt moments after he wins World Championship gold

Sophie Hitchon

Blackburn Harrier Sophie Hitchon breaks British record twice at World Athletics Championships

QUALIFICATION: Holly Bradshaw reached Wednesday’s final

Blackburn Harrier Holly Bradshaw into World Athletics Championship pole vault final

BEST: Blackburn Harrier Ben Fish in action in Barrowford

Fish stars for Blackburn Harriers but it’s tight at top

IMPRESSIVE: Blackburn Harrier Sophie Hitchon, who hails from Burnley, in action

Lancashire hammer queen Sophie Hitchon in top condition

BEST: Alison Leonard in action for the Harriers

Leonard the star as Blackburn Harriers settle for third

AND THEY’RE OFF: Runners at the start of the Worsthorne Moor Trail Race on Sunday

Hartley bags another victory in trail race

MEDAL WINNER: Oliver Murray

Murray’s brother stars at pentathlon event

Helen Glover

A day in the life of Olympic rowing champion Helen Glover - one year out from Rio 2016

REVIEW: Bouts of Mania: Ali, Frazier and Foreman and an America on the Ropes

REVIEW: Bouts of Mania: Ali, Frazier and Foreman and an America on the Ropes

ON THE PLANE: Bradshaw

Lancashire pair Bradshaw and Hitchon earn British squad call

BOOK REVIEW: The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory

BOOK REVIEW: The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica’s Sprint Factory

MODERN LIFE: Samantha Murray will be competing in the European Modern Pentathlon Championships in Bath next month     Picture courtesy of ROMILLY

SATURDAY INTERVIEW: Modern pentathlon star Samantha Murray in hunt for European glory

HAPPY: Tom Carne does a wheelie to celebrate completing the race at Brands Hatch                        Picture: JOHN MANCLARK

Tom Carne needs to raise another £2,500 for Thruxton event

AND THEY’RE OFF: A field of more than 150 leave the start of the Towneley 10K     Pictures: KIPAX

Terrific trio dominate 10K race for Barlick

READY: Clitheroe’s Michael Bisping is targeting a world title shot following his weekend win

Victory sees UFC star Michael Bisping still dreaming of world title bid

GRUESOME: Michael Bisping’s toe

UFC ace Michael Bisping wins despite gruesome toe injury

Michael Bisping

UFC ace Bisping wins in Glasgow despite horrific injury

READY: Clitheroe’s Michael Bisping takes on Thales Leites in Glasgow on Saturday night, his first contest in Britain since fighting in London back in 2010

Excited UFC star Michael Bisping keen to please home fans

DOWNHILL FINISH: Jonny Brownlow races in the shawdow of Darwen Tower

Tri Not To Die secure team award at Darwen Tower

Matty James

Bacup-born Leicester City star Matty James admits he is making progress after injury

READY TO RACE: Athletes line up at the start of the Trawden 7 Trail Race on Sunday

Christopher Holdsworth surges to second straight win

VICTORY: Ben Fish crosses the line

Millennium magic for trio of local clubs

VICTORY: Maria Sharapova booked her spot in the last four at Wimbledon with a win over Coco Vandeweghe

Fresh Murray wary of ‘fatigued’ Pospisil

CHAMPION: Sophie Hitchon

VIDEO: I feel like I’m getting old, jokes 23-year-old hammer champion Sophie Hitchon

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