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Crolla: I'm hungrier than ever

World Champion boxer Anthony Crolla says he is "hungrier than ever" as he gets ready for his title defence against Jorge Linares.

Anthony Crolla and Jorge Linares Credit: ITV Granada

The 29-year-old Crolla is putting his WBA lightweight belt on the line for the second time after stopping Ismael Barroso in his last fight in May.

Linares, 31, climbed off the canvas to stop Kevin Mitchell in London earlier this year and has since taken his record to 40-3.


Schweinsteiger: United will be 'last club in Europe'

Manchester United midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger says the club will be his "last in Europe".

Scweinsteiger says he wouldn't play for another European club Credit: PA Images

The German issued the statement on his Twitter, and thanked United fans for their support.


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Sir Bradley Wiggins confirmed for Tour of Britain

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Sir Bradley Wiggins has officially confirmed that he is joining the star-studded line up in the 2016 Tour of Britain.

Straight off the back of his gold-medal success in Rio, Sir Bradley will cycle through the Border region on the first two stages of the tour.

The hundreds of cyclists will end the opening stage on Sunday 4 September in Castle Douglas, starting the second stage on Monday 5 September in Carlisle, through flood-hit areas of the Lake District before ending in Kendal.

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Kate Richardson-Walsh named flag bearer for Britain

Kate Richardson-Walsh, centre, celebrates winning gold Credit: Reuters

Kate Richardson-Walsh has been named Great Britain's flag bearer for the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games.

The Hockey gold medallist made history along with her wife Helen, becoming the first same-sex married couple to win an Olympic gold in the same final, during a historic battle with the Netherlands.

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