Sunderland striker Danny Graham, who spent half of last season on-loan at Ewood Park, has made his move to Rovers a permanent one.
He's signed a two-year deal:
The Olympic dreams of China's leading equestrian has brought Alex Hua Tian to a stables in Cheshire.
Alex has British and Chinese heritage.
An international upbringing saw him spend his early years in Beijing and Hong Kong where he first rode a horse.
He shot to fame in China in 2008 when at the Beijing Games he became the first person to represent his country in an equestrian event. A feat that's led to people in China calling him "One in a Billion."
Now from his base in Alderley Edge he's hoping for success at the Rio Olympics.
Liverpool Taekwondo world champion, Bianca Walkden, has been selected to compete in her first Olympic Games.
She'll represent Team GB in the 67 kilo category in Rio. She missed the London Olympics with a knee injury but now says she's ready to put that heartbreak behind her.
The pressure on Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo appeared to be on show, as he threw a reporter's microphone in a lake.Read the full story ›
The fixtures for the 2016/17 Football League season have been announced. Find out who our North West teams face on the opening games of the season right here.
Saturday August 6th
- Blackburn v Norwich
- Bristol City v Wigan
- Reading v Preston
- Bolton v Sheff United
- Bury v Charlton
- Millwall v Oldham
- Northampton v Fleetwood
- Rochdale v Peterborough
- Accrington v Doncaster
- Blackpool v Exeter
- Grimsby v Morecambe
- Stevenage v Crewe
Released by Liverpool this summer, Daniel Trickett-Smith is hoping a move to California-based Sacramento Republic will do him good.Read the full story ›
Prince Harry joined an RFU-backed community rugby programme in Alexandra Park in Stockport to get youngsters to play the sport.
The RFU has partnered with StreetGames, as part of their Try for Change initiative designed to promote and broaden the reach of rugby to more young people in local communities.
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As Vice-Patron of the RFU, Prince Harry is keen to support the organisation's efforts to make rugby more inclusive across society, and in doing so, use the sport to help tackle a number of significant social challenges around educational and social inclusion, mental and physical wellbeing, unemployment and community cohesion.
UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping says he wants the first defence of his title to be in Manchester.
In a Twitter Q&A session with fans Bisping was asked what the chances were of his first defence being in the UK.
Blackburn manager, Owen Coyle, says he'll sign at least another two players this week after parading new striker Anthony Stokes.Read the full story ›
Striker Anthony Stokes has moved to Ewood Park fresh from helping Celtic win the Scottish Premier League title.
He's won four league titles and two Scottish Cups. But 20 years ago it was Blackburn who stole his heart.