Laura Massaro wins woman’s squash British Open to become first English double champion in over 60 years
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Laura Massaro wins woman’s squash British Open to become first English double champion in over 60 years

Laura Massaro made squash history on Sunday as she became the first English woman since 1952 to win a second British Open crown. The 33-year-old overcame England’s number two seed Sarah-Jane Perry 11-8 11-8 6-11 11-6 in the final at Hull’s Airco Arena, becoming the first English repeat champion in the competition since Janet Morgan … Continue reading

Northern England Table Tennis Development Lead hopes ‘Ping!’ arrival in Blackpool will drive participation
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Northern England Table Tennis Development Lead hopes ‘Ping!’ arrival in Blackpool will drive participation

The Area Development Lead for Table Tennis in Northern England, Martin Ireland, is optimistic that participation rates in the sport can increase off the back of this summer’s ‘Ping!’ initiative taking place in Blackpool. ‘Ping!’ brings tables to locations that are more visible to the public, encouraging them to play the sport socially in unexpected places, with … Continue reading

Tom Barkhuizen high on confidence ahead of Preston North End’s trip to Blackburn Rovers
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Tom Barkhuizen high on confidence ahead of Preston North End’s trip to Blackburn Rovers

Preston North End attacker Tom Barkhuizen says his display in a 3-0 win against Reading last weekend, in which he scored twice, could have been the best of his career. The 23-year-old now has four goals in eight appearances for the Lilywhites, and admits he and his teammates are full of confidence going into the Lancashire … Continue reading

Match report: Blackpool 1-0 Stevenage
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Match report: Blackpool 1-0 Stevenage

Blackpool earned a hard-fought 1-0 victory against Stevenage at Bloomfield Road to maintain their play-off ambitions. The Seasiders could have won more convincingly as they struck the woodwork three times during the match, but Jack Cullen’s confident penalty in the 15th minute – which came after Jack King’s handball – proved enough to separate the … Continue reading

Three Preston North End players named in Republic of Ireland squad for World Cup qualifier
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Three Preston North End players named in Republic of Ireland squad for World Cup qualifier

Aiden McGeady, Daryl Horgan and Andy Boyle have been selected for the Republic of Ireland’s upcoming World Cup qualifier against Wales. The trio will also be in contention to appear in a friendly against Iceland a few days later. There is no place for fellow North End players Alan Browne or Greg Cunningham, who hasn’t … Continue reading