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‘Ironman’ Rik flies over from Manly for reunion with a difference

As rugby league legends gathered to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Wigan’s first World Club Challenge win, one native was back from his Manly base to take on a task as momentous.

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Danny’s Dealing with success

An athlete has returned from a successful European Championships campaign to thanks his supporters in Wigan and Leigh.

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Jon Rahm is hot property

Rahm fighting shy of comparisons to Seve

Spaniard Jon Rahm insists he can never come close to the late, great Seve Ballesteros, but takes encouragement from the comparison.

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Roger Federer kisses the men's singles trophy at Wimbledon

Federer scorches to record eight SW19 crown

Roger Federer trounced a tearful Marin Cilic to become the first man ever to win eight singles titles at Wimbledon.

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Owen Farrell kicked four penalties

Farrell: Weird but brilliant achievement

Owen Farrell was left to reflect on the “weird” feeling of a drawn Test series after his late penalty denied world champions New Zealand victory at Eden Park.

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John McEnroe throwing his racket in anger during his stormy semi-final match against Australian Rod Frawley

14 brilliant moments from Wimbledon over 90 years

The Beeb is celebrating nine decades of broadcasting from the Wimbledon Championships - here's a look back...

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Ian Howard

Ian’s longing for top drive prize

A golfer is getting into the swing of perfecting his drives after reaching the final of a national competition – thanks to a shopping trip.

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Andy Murray was positive about his fitness ahead of the start of Wimbledon

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta aiming to prove fitness as Wimbledon begins

Andy Murray and Johanna Konta will both look to prove they are fighting fit for long Wimbledon campaigns when they take to the court on Monday.

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Great Britain's Shanaze Reade following the announcement of cyclists for the GB Olympic Team during the Team GB Announcement at the National Cycling Centre, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 13, 2012. Photo credit should read: John Giles/PA Wire

BMX star to grace town’s pop-up track

Top cyclist Shanaze Reade will be heading up Team Wigan when the Street Velodrome returns to Leigh next week.

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LCM Racing. Photo: Colin Port

Racing duo fly out of the blocks

A racing team is making the fight for the Aintree championship personal after a strong start to their motorbike seasons.

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Owen Farrell speaks to the press ahead of the Lions tour to New Zealand

Farrell confident Lions can tame All Blacks

Owen Farrell insists the British and Irish Lions are heading to New Zealand confident they have the firepower to tame the All Blacks.

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Jenny Meadows will be helping people prepare for the Wigan 10k

Meadows offering her expert 10k tips

Jenny Meadows will be heading up training sessions for all those who sign up to run the Wigan 10k in September for the Youth Zone.

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Wrestler Dom Travis in his persona as Kastor Le Vay

Charity night in memory of local grappler Dom

Wrestlers will descend on Wigan for a night to remember in tribute to a popular grappler and in aid of a leading mental illness charity.

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Matthew Holmes

Holmes: I could have done better in Tour

Carrying the mantle for British cyclists at this year’s Tour de Yorkshire was Wiganer Matthew Holmes.

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Martin Murray celebrates beating Gabriel Rosado in their WBA Inter-Continental Middleweight Title at Liverpool Echo Arena

Murray success in title bout

Martin Murray beat Gabriel Rosado on a controversial majority points decision to claim the WBA Inter-continental Middleweight Championship title in Liverpool on Saturday night.

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Grand National 2017

Grand National 2017: Another winner for racehorse owner Trevor Hemmings?

The Randox Health Grand National takes place on Saturday April 8.

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Run Wigan Festival

Running festival takes place across the town

Thousands of Wiganers put on their running shoes to take part in the first Run Wigan Festival.

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Owen Farrell

England’s Farrell risking family harmony

Owen Farrell expects his mum Colleen to be cheering for a try-less England win against Ireland when he comes up against his dad Andy for the first time.

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