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Lizzie Armitstead wins British Cycling Championship

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Otley's Lizzie Armitstead has won the Women's British Cycling Championship for a third time.

The 26-year-old was involved in a horror crash during the Tour of Britain earlier this month, but recovered in time to compete today in Lincoln.

Speaking to British Eurosport, she praised the crowds for their support saying she would head to Donegal, Ireland to celebrate with her boyfriend.

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Johnson to unveil ticket design for Rugby World Cup

Johnson captained England to Rugby World Cup glory in 2003 Credit: PA

Former Leicester Tigers captain Martin Johnson will unveil the ticket design for the Rugby World Cup today.

Teams including Argentina, Tonga and Canada will play some of their pool matches at the City of Leicester stadium during the tournament later this year, with South Africa and Australia also in action at Villa Park.

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Cascarino urges Villa to cash in on Liverpool target Benteke

Benteke has been linked with Liverpool. Credit: PA

Former Aston Villa striker Tony Cascarino has urged the club to cash in on Christian Benteke if he wants to leave.

Villa remain hopeful that the 24-year-old Belgium international, who reportedly has a £32.5million buy-out clause in his current contract, will sign a new deal amid speculation that Manchester United and Liverpool could launch bids to land him this summer.

The former Republic of Ireland international told the Express and Star: "You're fortunate to play for clubs like Villa and I believe if the player doesn't want to be there, then you have to look elsewhere.

"I don't like keeping players who don't want to play for you. I'm not convinced clubs are sure at £32million.

"He came back after injury and looked a shadow of the player for six months. He looked nowhere near the Benteke that ripped teams apart and took on teams on his own at times, and then he got back into the fold once Tim got the job and looked the Benteke of old.

"But that's only over a four-month period."

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