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11:50
Times ABC's Jules Philips. Pic: Dieter Perry

Islington super-bantamweight Jules Phillips is getting ready to go to war – four months after leaving the Army behind.

London Blitz chairman Henry Charlton-Weedy is determined to make amends for last year’s BritBowl defeat to London Warriors when the teams clash again in the end-of-season showpiece.

Arsenal promo

Here’s your chance to see the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg pull on the Arsenal shirt just one more time.

Sandun Dias hit 85 for Highgate. Pic: Max Flego

Highgate hauled themselves out of the drop zone again as the weather helped them to secure a narrow victory at Enfield in Division Two of the Middlesex County League.

Jordan Gregory bowls for North London. Pic: Max Flego

North London skipper Sam Bardon is optimistic that victories in the two remaining games will give his side a good chance of promotion from Middlesex County League Division Three.

Liam O'Driscoll was the pick of North Middlesex's bowlers with three wickets, and he then hit 53 off 58 balls with the bat. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex extended their remarkable winning run to eight matches but remain second with just two games left in the title race after leaders Teddington also came out on top.

North London CC's Bob Pedersen (right) with Middlesex's Sam Robson at Lord's

North London CC’s Bob Pedersen received the Heartbeat of the Club prize as the annual Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards were held at Lord’s.

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (right) beats Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to the ball during the sides' 0-0 draw

Deep along the corridors of the welcoming King Power Stadium is a room manager Claudio Ranieri uses to welcome friends, dignitaries and journalists. On the walls are 20 tasteful black and white photographs of all the bosses in the Premier League.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he would spend £300m

Arsenal Wenger told frustrated Arsenal fans after the Gunners’ frustrating 0-0 draw with reigning Premier League champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium he would ‘spend £300 million’ on the right player.

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Yesterday, 16:29
Arsenal promo

Here’s your chance to see the likes of Thierry Henry, Robert Pires and Freddie Ljungberg pull on the Arsenal shirt just one more time.

Mon, 16:55
Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel (right) beats Arsenal's Alexis Sanchez to the ball during the sides' 0-0 draw

Deep along the corridors of the welcoming King Power Stadium is a room manager Claudio Ranieri uses to welcome friends, dignitaries and journalists. On the walls are 20 tasteful black and white photographs of all the bosses in the Premier League.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said he would spend £300m

Arsenal Wenger told frustrated Arsenal fans after the Gunners’ frustrating 0-0 draw with reigning Premier League champions Leicester City at the King Power Stadium he would ‘spend £300 million’ on the right player.

Leicester City v Arsenal

Arsenal’s stuttering start to the season continued at the home of the reigning champions Leicester City this evening with a 0-0 draw at the King Power Stadium.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Leicester City's Jamie Vardy

While pundits were gushing in their praise for the Premier League’s opening weekend, Arsenal were pilloried for losing 4-3 to Liverpool, a result that looked improbable as the Gunners dominated the opening 44 minutes – and missed a penalty.

Monday, August 15, 2016
Arsenal's Rob Holding (left) and Calum Chambers look downcast as their side go 4-1 down against Liverpool

Same ol’, same ol’ for the Arsenal? This was the question on everybody’s lips ahead of the curtain-raiser against Liverpool. Unfortunately for Gunners fans across the world, the answer was yes.

Friday, August 12, 2016
Liverpool's Martin Skrtel (right) and Arsenal's Theo Walcott during last season's 0-0 draw between the sides at the Emirates

It’s back. The self-styled ‘most exciting league in the world’ returns this weekend, overloaded with hype and replete with enough flamboyance to satisfy a troupe of drag queens.

Cricket

Tue, 18:56
Sandun Dias hit 85 for Highgate. Pic: Max Flego

Highgate hauled themselves out of the drop zone again as the weather helped them to secure a narrow victory at Enfield in Division Two of the Middlesex County League.

Tue, 13:54
Jordan Gregory bowls for North London. Pic: Max Flego

North London skipper Sam Bardon is optimistic that victories in the two remaining games will give his side a good chance of promotion from Middlesex County League Division Three.

Tue, 12:44
Liam O'Driscoll was the pick of North Middlesex's bowlers with three wickets, and he then hit 53 off 58 balls with the bat. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex extended their remarkable winning run to eight matches but remain second with just two games left in the title race after leaders Teddington also came out on top.

Mon, 17:47
North London CC's Bob Pedersen (right) with Middlesex's Sam Robson at Lord's

North London CC’s Bob Pedersen received the Heartbeat of the Club prize as the annual Outstanding Service to Cricket Awards were held at Lord’s.

Friday, August 19, 2016
Harry Podmore in T20 action for Middlesex

Harry Podmore says the success of his contemporaries at Middlesex this season has helped motivate him to make his mark in four-day cricket.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
North Middlesex captain Tom Nicoll. Pic: Max Flego

Captain Tom Nicoll admits the excitement levels are rising after North Middlesex secured a seventh straight victory in their bid to deliver the club’s first Middlesex County League title for 26 years.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Sandun Dias hit 72 from 50 balls but Highgate were defeated by league leaders Finchley. Pic: Max Flego

Highgate dropped back into the Division Two relegation zone after they failed to kill off champions-elect Finchley and were edged out by two wickets.

Rugby

Thursday, August 11, 2016
Finsbury Park RFC in action. Pic: Rebecca Dixon Photography

When players stumble upon your club by accident and keep coming back – rather than turn out for a higher-ranked team – you’re probably doing something right.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Rugby league player Aston Stephenson

There aren’t too many boys who grow up in north London and go to university in rugby union’s heartland – and then become rugby league internationals.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
Islington Police Warthogs RFC

Karl Latham gave Islington Police Warthogs belated cause for celebration by becoming their only try-scorer at the Commissioner’s Cup Sevens tournament on Sunday.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Islington Police Warthogs RFC with Haringey Rhinos Veterans

Islington Police Warthogs endured a baptism of fire in their inaugural fixture against a Haringey Rhinos veterans’ team at New River Sports Centre.

Thursday, October 15, 2015
Saracens and England fly-half Owen Farrell

After all the hype and excitement in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup, England are already out and the quarter-finals will take place this weekend without the hosts.

Friday, September 18, 2015
Newham's St Angela's School choir perform during the Welcome Ceremony for New Zealand's All Blacks at The Tower of London (pic: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images for ER2015)

Six-week event to capture the imagination

Other Sport

11:50
Times ABC's Jules Philips. Pic: Dieter Perry

Islington super-bantamweight Jules Phillips is getting ready to go to war – four months after leaving the Army behind.

10:41

London Blitz chairman Henry Charlton-Weedy is determined to make amends for last year’s BritBowl defeat to London Warriors when the teams clash again in the end-of-season showpiece.

Thursday, August 18, 2016
Mark Kuderovitch of Angel ABC. Pic: Dieter Perry

Angel ABC lightweight Mark Kuderovitch believes his recent losing streak has made him a better boxer as he prepares for the new amateur season.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Tony Milch (right) in action against Konstantin Alexandrov at York Hall. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Tony Milch says he felt calmer than ever on Saturday despite waiting until midnight to confirm his first professional title.

Thursday, August 4, 2016
Archway light-middleweight Tony Milch. Pic: Philip Sharkey/TGS Photo

Unbeaten Archway light-middleweight Tony Milch is firmly focused on winning his first professional title on Saturday – a week later than expected.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Oscar Nilsson-Julien on track

Despite spending plenty of time at one of the world’s oldest cycling tracks, racing initially held little interest for Kentish Town teenager Oscar Nilsson-Julien.

Thursday, July 28, 2016
Hanshi Sampson Sampson (left) with Sobell Judo Club's European disabled champion Karl Summerbell.

Bouncing back in the face of adversity is a commonly-used sporting cliché – but scarcely can it have been more accurately applied than to Karl Summerbell.

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