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Great Britain's Desiree Henry crosses the line to win the women's 4x100m relay final during day six of the 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich. By Adam Davy/ PA

Islington teenager Desirèe Henry wins European gold in 4X100m

A teenage Islington sprinter has helped Great Britain to it’s greatest ever European Championships medal haul.

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Hannah Viner

Highgate Harriers avoid relegation in final Southern League match

Highgate Harriers’ combined team did just enough to stave off relegation by scraping a third-place finish in their final Southern League match of the season.

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Triathlete Tim Hutchins

Former rugby player focused on Ironman target after near miss in Austria

Islington triathlete Tim Hutchins is determined to hit his 11-hour Ironman target next year after falling just short in his recent attempt in Austria.

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Syed Haider Mann (left) with referee Hugh Crawford

Islington kickboxer hopes first European title success will lead to world championship

Islington kickboxer Syed Haider Mannan has reiterated his desire to become a world champion after claiming his first European title in Manchester.

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Brandon Drew

Islington teenager wins chance to play at Wimbledon

Islington starlet Brandon Drew will be aiming to succeed where Andy Murray failed this year after booking his spot at a prestigious Wimbledon tournament.

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Asanteni Charles, Islington's secondary school sportswoman of the year for 2014

Holloway trio head honours list at Islington School Sports Awards

Three Holloway students have been acclaimed for their achievements during the past year at the annual Islington School Sports Awards.

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Scott Robinson of Doyles B (right) with former world champion John Lowe

Archway league player defeats former world darts champion

Scott Robinson had a night to remember as he won the Archway & District Darts League singles final – and beat a former world champion as well.

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The Veras Academy squad at the Leicester Wadokai Open Championships

Youngsters lead the way for Veras Academy at Leicester tournament

Veras Academy’s youngest competitors achieved a clean sweep at the Leicester Wadokai Open Championships.

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Jonathan Patel (left), the departing Highbury Fields parkurn event director, and race organiser John Conroy

High turnout as director departs Highbury Fields parkrun

Runners at Highbury Fields waved goodbye to event director Jonathan Patel on Saturday at his final parkrun before moving to Italy.

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Highgate Harriers' Ryan McKinlay. Pic: Dieter Perry

Highgate Harriers are moving up the table in Southern League

Athletics: Highgate Harriers are moving up the table in Southern League Division Two North after beating three of the teams who were above them in Saturday’s meeting.

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James Ward lost to Mikhail Youzhny in straight sets in the first round at Wimbledon today

James Ward suffers Wimbledon defeat against Mikhail Youzhny

Camden’s James Ward will force himself to sit through the video of his Wimbledon defeat after he was soundly beaten by the 17th seed Mikhail Youzhny in one hour and 45 minutes.

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Rohel Bahelbi

Highgate Harriers’ Bahelbi clocks personal best in South of England Championships

Robel Bahelbi continued his successful transition to longer distance with a personal best in the 5,000m in the South of England Championships at Crystal Palace.

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Last year's Wimbledon final at Granary Square - Strawberries and Screen

Wimbledon to be shown on big screen in King’s Cross

Strawberries and cream are coming to King’s Cross next week where a giant screen will show all the tennis from Wimbledon.

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Laura Hirai in action for Great Britain

Hampstead’s London Mets star hopes to be a hit with GB team in Florida

As the school year comes to a close, most 14-year-olds will be looking forward to the summer holidays, and perhaps a trip to Devon or Spain or somewhere further afield.

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James Ward during the AEGON Championships at The Queen's Club

Improving Ward eyes a run at Wimbledon

Camden’s James Ward feels his performance at Queen’s is a sign of continuing improvement – and now he’s setting his sights on a good run at Wimbledon.

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The Veras Academy squad in Glasgow

Double gold for Islington brothers at British Championships

Islington brothers Liam and Luca Veras both brought home two gold medals from the BKF British Four Nations Championships in Glasgow.

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St Aloysius U15 basketball team

Islington boys edged out by Leicester team in national finals

St Aloysius’ College Under-15s returned from the English Schools finals in Nottingham with their heads held high after pushing the eventual winners all the way.

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The London Blitz defence (right) against Cambridge Cats

Resurgent London Blitz ready to unseat Dauphins at Finsbury Park

Assistant coach Michael Callan is confident London Blitz can keep their European hopes alive when they take on Dauphins de Nice this weekend, writes Ben Kosky.

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Islington CC members gather for the club's first anniversary

Fast-growing Islington Cycling Club mark first anniversary

Islington Cycling Club are celebrating a highly successful first year in which their membership has rocketed from a base of just seven to 200.

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Timothee Liechti of London BLitz. Pic: Phil Rocker

Stand-in quarterback guides London Blitz to win over South Wales Warriors

Replacement quarterback Timothee Liechti made his first start on Sunday as London Blitz opened their domestic campaign with a 43-0 win over South Wales Warriors.

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Arsenal's Arsene Wenger and Besiktas manager Slaven Bilic (AP Photo)

Wenger gives his verdict on Besiktas draw as Bilic apologises for touchline antics

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger remains confident his men can finish the job and qualify for the Champions League after battling to a goalless draw against Besiktas in Istanbul, where midfielder Aaron Ramsey was sent off.

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Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

I was ecstatic to be picked for the England Lions recently, but there is still a way to go before I can think about playing international cricket.

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Valerian Spicer (right) in action against Northern Ireland's Alanna Audley-Murphy at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Islington boxer sets new targets after Glasgow disappointment

Islington BC’s Valerian Spicer will turn her focus to future opportunities to wear the Dominican vest following her disappointment at the Commonwealth Games.

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Great Britain's Desiree Henry crosses the line to win the women's 4x100m relay final during day six of the 2014 European Athletics Championships at the Letzigrund Stadium, Zurich. By Adam Davy/ PA

Islington teenager Desirèe Henry wins European gold in 4X100m

A teenage Islington sprinter has helped Great Britain to it’s greatest ever European Championships medal haul.

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Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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