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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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Bradley Wiggins

Reputation in tatters, says Wiggins probe

Britain’s reputation as a cycling powerhouse that wins clean is “in tatters”, according to the chairman of the Culture, Media and Sport (CMS) select committee.

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Annie Power winning the 2016 SJ Champion Hurdle

Win tickets to Cheltenham!

The countdown is underway to what promises to be another marvellous Cheltenham Festival, and YOU could be there on the opening day next month.

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New British champion Alex Russell

Harrier Alex is new British champion

Wigan Harriers claimed three medals at the British Indoor Championships at the weekend.

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Jenny Meadows (right) finishing third at the European Championships

Meadows wins silver medal... seven years later

Jenny Meadows has received another medal upgrade - seven years after the race.

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Orrell RUFC girls team played their first ever games last weekend

Orrell girls’ time to shine

Orrell RUFC girls’ captain Ellen Hartley reports on her team’s success.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan to cut back on interviews after latest controversy

Ronnie O'Sullivan insists he will no longer give in-depth interviews after the latest controversy regarding his comments to the media.
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Dani McGifford is representing Great Britain this weekend

Wigan Harrier Dani set to Czech out competition

Wigan Harrier Danielle McGifford hopes to build on her dream start to the year as she represents Great Britain in Prague tomorrow (Saturday).

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Leigh Miners v Wigan St Pat's. Photo: Brian King

BBC broadcast for Challenge Cup derby

The 2017 season will kick off as rugby league history is created at Twist Lane, when Leigh Miners Rangers face Wigan St Patrick’s in the first round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup on Saturday.

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Orrell’s new home plan has an extra hurdle to clear

Orrell’s new home plan has an extra hurdle to clear

Orrell Rugby Union’s plans to share a new home with Winstanley Park Cricket Club have an extra hurdle to overcome.

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Wiganer Josh Daley made his Isle of Man TT debut in June . Photo: Pitlane Photography

Daley eyes-up next race against clock

A tap on the back of his shoulder is what Josh Daley is most looking forward to in 2017.

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St Peter’s aces top of the class

St Peter’s aces top of the class

Orrell St Peter’s will boast a team at each age group of the North West Boys Champion Schools Finals this weekend – the first time any school has achieved the feat in the region!

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Mike Grundy

Japan could be Grundy’s pass to UFC goal

Twelve months ago it might have looked like Mike Grundy’s dream of breaking onto the biggest stage in MMA was out of reach.

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