Len Johnson: The uncrownable champion

Len Johnson is possibly the greatest boxer you have never heard of. Racism prevented him from taking a shot at the title. Here is his story:

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Swimming Silver for Stephanie Slater from Preston

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Stephanie Slater with her silver medal after coming second in the Women's Para-Sport 100m Freestyle S8 Credit: Press Association

Preston swimmer Stephanie Slater produced a superb performance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow on Friday night to win Silver in the pool.

The 24-year old took second place in S8 100m freestyle behind Australia's Maddison Elliott who posted a new world record of 1:05.32.


Still speechless after last night!! Commonwealth Games Sliver Medalist along with a European,British record & a PB!? @werengland So Proud!

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Slater on her way to Commonwealth Games Silver in the pool on Friday evening Credit: Press Association

Stephanie will now begin preparations for the European Championships in Eindhoven, Holland which begin next month.

Owen Livesey from St Helens wins Commonwealth Gold in the Judo

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Owen Livesey wins Gold in Glasgow Credit: Press Association

St Helens' Owen Livesey has added to England's medal haul at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow after winning Gold in the Judo.

The 23-year old defeated fellow Englishman Tom Reed in the -81kg final to top the podium.

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Livesey (white) on his way to winning the mens 81kg Judo against Englands Tom Reed Credit: Press Association

It marks a stunning comeback from the former Rugby League player who nearly quit the sport two years ago when he was overlooked for selection for the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Tyson Fury pulls out of fight with Alexander Ustinov

Tyson Fury has withdrawn from his heavyweight fight against Alexander Ustinov after his uncle was taken into hospital.

Tyson Fury Credit: Press Association

In a statement released this morning Frank Warren promotions said:

Fury had already coped with a last minute change when original opponent Dereck Chisora pulled out with a fractured hand earlier in the week and promoter Frank Warren secured world ranked Belarusian Ustinov to step in.

Tyson’s uncle and trainer Peter took the decision to pull him out of the fight rather than risk his health by sending him into the ring with his mind not focused.

– Frank Warren Promotions
Tyson Fury (left) and Alexander Ustinov during the Weigh In at Manchester Conference Centre, Manchester. Credit: Press Association

The Manchester heavyweight has had to rearrange his plans after Derrick Chisora pulled out of the original bout at the Phones 4U arena in Manchester with a broken hand.

Read: Fight fans return tickets after Fury v Chisora is called off


Sir Bradley to concentrate on track cycling events

After winning a silver in the team pursuit in Glasgow, Sir Bradley Wiggins says track racing is now his priority.

The Chorley based rider wants to add to his four Olympic golds in Rio in two years time.

It's a change of focus for the 2012 Tour de France winner, who says there's no loyalty in road racing.

He's been speaking to our correspondent Hannah McNulty:-

The heat is on as Tyson Fury faces Manchester fight

Boxer Tyson Fury says he'll fight this weekend because he doesn't want to let his fans down.

The Manchester heavyweight has had to rearrange his plans after Derrick Chisora pulled out of the original bout at the Phones 4U arena in Manchester with a broken hand.

He now faces Alexander Ustinov from Belarus.

It's not clear whether it was mind games or just because it's been hot today but Fury turned up to the press conference topless.

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