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Olympic heroes Whitlock and Wilson spearhead GB worlds challenge

Double Olympic champion Max Whitlock will lead a 10-strong Great Britain team to the World Gymnastics Championships in Montreal next month.

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Jonathan Brownlee

World Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee ends tough year in sixth place

Spain’s Mario Mola won a second straight World Triathlon Series title as Yorkshire’s Jonny Brownlee failed to break into the podium places.

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SAFELY THROUGH: Kyle Edmund returns a shot from Robin Haase. Picture: AP/Michael Noble

Kyle Edmund opens US Open campaign in style at Flushing Meadows

KYLE EDMUND opened his US Open campaign in impressive fashion with a straight-sets first-round victory over seeded Dutchman Robin Haase.

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England's Chris and Gabby Adcock in the mixed doubles of the 2017 BWF World Championships. PIC: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Badminton: Bronze medal winners’ hearts set on gold medals

A BRONZE medal in the TOTAL BWF World Championships is never something to be snubbed, but now Gabby and Chris Adcock are desperate to channel their semi-final hurt into future glory.

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Jonny Brownlee. PIC: Tony Johnson

Triathlon: Joy for Jonny after securing his first ITU success of the season

Jonny Brownlee claimed his first victory of the season in the ITU World Triathlon Stockholm on Saturday.

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England's Chris and Gabby Adcock celebrate winning their mixed doubles quarter final match during day five of the 2017 BWF World Championships at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow. (Picture: Jane Barlow/PA Wire)

Joy for Gabby as Adcocks move closer 
to world gold

A BRONZE medal may already be in the bag but an ecstatic Gabby and Chris Adcock aren’t prepared to stop there as they continue on the path to TOTAL BWF World Championship glory, WRITES KATIE FALKINGHAM.

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Great Britain's Rabah Yousif celebrates taking bronze in the Men's 4x400m relay final (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Championships: Rabah Yousif proud to raise the bar in London

Middlesbrough’s Rabah Yousif says the desire not to let his team-mates down was the major motivation behind his part in Great Britain’s 4x400m relay squad winning a bronze medal on the final night of the World Championships in London.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses after his last 100m Men's final during day two of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 5, 2017. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Championships: Jamaican team hold Usain Bolt’s fate in their hands

Usain Bolt bows out of mainstream athletics tonight as he runs for the final time at the London Stadium in the 4x100m relay.

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Boxed in: Mo Farah has company from two of the Ethiopian trio who will threaten him in tonights final  Muktar Edris, Yomif Kejelcha  in Wednesday nights 5,000m heat.

World Championships: Ethiopian trio pose a credible threat to Mo Farah’s golden goodbye

Having won his 10th successive gold medal at a major athletics championships last Friday, Sir Mo Farah could be forgiven for believing the perfect story has already been written.

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Marc Scott running in the Harrogate 10k for Richmond and Zetland Harriers

Northallerton’s Marc Scott bidding to join Sir Mo Farah in 5,000m final at World Championships

Northallerton’s Marc Scott is hoping his big race experience can lead him into a World Championship final alongside Sir Mo Farah in London.

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Swastika flags are visible alongside extras and crew inside York City's ground

York City's ground to be transformed into Nazi sports stadium

York City's ground is to be transformed into the Nazi-era Olympic Stadium as filming for a new period drama gets underway.
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Great Britain's Laura Weightman (right) gestures to the scoreboard alongside second placed USA's Jennifer Simpson during day four of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Championships: Laura Weightman sixth as Muir misses out

Laura Muir fell agonisingly short of a medal in the 1500 metres at the World Championships after finishing fourth in a thrilling sprint finish.

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Justin Gatlin, left, bows as he celebrates his win in the Men's 100m final as third placed Jamaica's Usain Bolt watches. (AP).

Nick Westby: Bolt vs Gatlin is no simple tale of hero and villain

A convenient narrative has been spun since Saturday night, that evil conquered good, that cheats prosper, that fairytales do not always have a happy ending.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt salutes the fans during a lap of honour after finishing third in the Men's 100m Final during day two of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

World Championships: Usain Bolt leaps to the defence of Justin Gatlin and the sport he leaves behind

Usain Bolt denied Justin Gatlin’s 100m victory was a calamity for athletics and continued to defend the American after he upset his expected golden send-off.

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Usain Bolt: Was not happy with the blocks in last nights 100m heats.

World Championships: Peerless Bolt on pace to finish his glorious career on a high

Forget the usual Saturday evening routine, for anyone remotely interested in sport, there is only one thing to watch tonight.

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Mo Farah (right) celebrates taking gold in the 10,000m Men's Final during day one of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

World Championships: Mo Farah enthrals London crowd once more to cement his legacy

Very few athletes earn a cheer greater than Usain Bolt on the same night of competition.

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Setting the standard: Britain's Chris Froome.

Nick Westby: Time to raise the roof for Britain’s proud, unassuming sporting greats

Last month on the slopes of the Pyrenees and the Alps, and on the Champs Elysees in Paris, Chris Froome proved once again that he is the greatest grand tour cyclist of the decade by winning a fourth Tour de France crown in five years.

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Sheffields Max Litchfield looks at the scoreboard, which confirmed he had placed just outside the medals in the mens 400m individual medley at the World Championships in Budapest (Picture: Rogan Thomson/SWpix.com).

Sheffield’s Max Litchfield gives his all but is edged out yet again in Budapest

MAX LITCHFIELD left nothing in the tank in the 400m individual medley on the final night of the World Championships, but there was a familiar feeling for the Sheffield swimmer after another fourth-place finish.

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Yorkshire's Jonny Brownlee. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

Video - Jonny Brownlee forced to settle for fourth in Edmonton

YORKSHIRE’s Jonny Brownlee finished fourth as Spain’s Mario Mola stretched his lead in the World Triathlon Series with victory in Edmonton.

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Olympic Diving Gold Medalist Chris Mears is pictured on the 10 metre board at the John Charles Centre, Leeds. as part of the Chase Your Dream..29th July 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds diving champion helps others face their fears

Olympic gold medallist Chris Mears has hosted a challenge event in Leeds to encourage people to face their fears - and a 10m high diving board.

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