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Nick Gourlay (right) introduces Brazilian youngsters to tag rugby on the beach

Saracens coach introduces rugby to Brazil ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

The FIFA World Cup has only just finished, but Brazil will be hosting another global sporting event in two years’ time – the 2016 Olympics.

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North Middlesex have won the T20 competition of the Middlesex County Cricket League for the first time

North Middlesex win T20 competition for the first time

North Middlesex have won the T20 competition of the Middlesex County Cricket League for the first time – and they now progress to the national stage.

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The UCS team that contested the finals (left to right): Ben Zuckerman, Alex Zuckerman, Ben Jones, Jimmy Benjamin and Jamie Osrin

UCS finish in top eight at Team Tennis Schools National Championships

University College School’s tennis team finished in the top eight Under-19 sides in Great Britain at the national finals in Sheffield – despite most of them being 16 years old or younger.

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Triathlete Tim Hutchins

Haringey Rhinos chief focused on Ironman target after near miss in Austria

Haringey Rhinos’ director of rugby 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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Wingate & Finchley's new signing David Knight (left). Pic: Martin Addison

Wingate & Finchley hold Conference new boys Wealdstone before overcoming Potters Bar

Wingate & Finchley held Conference South new boys Wealdstone to a 1-1 draw on Saturday as they recovered their pre-season form following two successive defeats.

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John Simpson of Middlesex. Pic: Sarah Williams

Middlesex need maximum points to keep cup hopes alive, says Simpson

John Simpson believes Middlesex must win all their remaining group fixtures to stay in the Royal London Cup after opening the tournament with back-to-back defeats.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

It’s been a tough week for Middlesex – and I have to say I don’t feel the fixture list did us any favours.

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Ted Greally took 6-44 for North London. Pic: Max Flego

Greally gets his best figures of the season as North London overcome MTSSC

Spinner Ted Greally returned his best figures of the season as North London overcame MTSSC by 33 runs at Montenotte Road in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Highgate's Will Russell scored 50 against Harrow Town. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Gourlay’s six-wicket haul maintains Highgate’s promotion push

Craig Gourlay collected six wickets against Harrow Town to clinch Highgate’s third straight win and keep up the pressure on the top two in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Hampstead's Chris Beaumont-Dark took 3-17 in the victory over Richmond. Pic: Max Flego

Hampstead leap into top four after overcoming Richmond by seven wickets

Hampstead posted their third victory from four games in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League, thumping Richmond by seven wickets and leaping into the top four.

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Michael Philipson bowls for Hornsey

Hornsey bowlers secure second successive win at Twickenham

Captain Michael Philipson and veteran Paul Weekes bowled Hornsey to their second successive Middlesex County League victory as they triumphed at Twickenham by 74 runs.

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Ed Bird of North Middlesex celebrates

North Middlesex bowler demolishes league leaders Teddington with eight-wicket haul

Paceman Ed Bird produced career-best figures to shock Middlesex County League leaders Teddington and fire North Middlesex clear of the relegation zone for the first time this season.

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James Harris in action for Middlesex Panthers against Essex Eagles. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Middlesex backing young seamers to step up after Harris loan

Middlesex have faith that their young pace bowlers will provide adequate back-up for the 50-over tournament after allowing James Harris to rejoin Glamorgan on loan.

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Chris Tomlinson

Chris Tomlinson goes into Commonwealth Games with a victory in London Anniversary Games

Chris Tomlinson will go into next week’s Commonwealth Games long jump competition brimming with confidence after a morale-boosting victory at the London Anniversary Games at Horse Guards Parade in Westminster on Sunday.

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Wingate's new signing Nico Muir (centre) was on target against St Albans City on Saturday - although the Blues were defeated. Pic: Martin Addison

Wingate & Finchley beaten twice but new signing Nico Muir’s among the goals

Wingate & Finchley have continued their pre-season campaign with two home defeats – an 8-3 hammering by St Albans City on Saturday and then a narrow 2-1 loss against Redbridge last night.

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Dawid Malan, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Opening Up with Dawid Malan

We’ve been poor at the start of all competitions this season. In the County Championship we got thrashed at Sussex and then we lost the Twenty20 double header.

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Dereck Chisora (right) has been forced to pull out of his fight with Tyson Fury due to injury

Injury forces Dereck Chisora to pull out of showdown with Tyson Fury

Hampstead’s Dereck Chisora has been forced to withdraw from his showdown with Tyson Fury this Saturday at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester after suffering a fractured left hand in his last sparring session leading up to the fight.

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Hampstead's Angela Bonora (left) took 2-8. Pic: Tom Roberts

Hampstead Ladies are defeated at Radlett

Hampstead’s ladies were defeated away at Radlett on Sunday in Division A of the North London Women’s League, despite a strong all-round performance.

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Sam Bardon top scored for North London with 47. Pic: Max Flego

Defeated North London can’t put their plan into Acton

North London succumbed to a second successive defeat after a disappointing batting display away at second-placed Acton in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Ed Foster of Highgate appeals for an LBW. Pic: Max Flego

Last pair take Highgate over the line in nail-biting victory over Barnes

Last pair Edward Foster and Jack Peck edged Highgate over the line for a nail-biting victory over Barnes that lifted them back into third place in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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North Middlesex's Ed Bird (left) celebratres with his team-mates after bowling Hampstead captain Steve Clark. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex take lion’s share of the spoils in draw against Hampstead

North Middlesex closed the gap on their relegation rivals in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League after taking the lion’s share of the spoils in a winning draw against Hampstead.

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Hornsey's Oli Yew took 4-8 in the victory over Brondesbury. Pic: Max Flego

Yew and Philipson rip Brondesbury to shreds as Hornsey post first win in five

Oli Yew and Michael Philipson ripped the Brondesbury batting to shreds as Hornsey posted their first win in five games in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Globes mens doubles finalists (from left): Andrew Rozanov, Gaddo Guidotti, Gleb Toropov and Warwick Foy.

Globe Tennis Club celebrate their 60th anniversary

Globe Lawn Tennis Club commemorated their 60th anniversary at the weekend, providing a welcome opportunity to look back at their rich history and an inclusive ethos which has made it what it is today.

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Paul Stirling of Middlesex. Pic: Matt Bright

Middlesex batsman confident that centuries will come in County Championship

Paul Stirling hopes a maiden four-day hundred is not too far away after marking his run in the Middlesex side with a glut of half-centuries.

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Alex Pritchard. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

Tottenham midfielder moves on loan to Brentford

Brentford have signed Tottenham youngster Alex Pritchard on a season long loan.

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Ravi Patel, Middlesex

Middlesex cricket column: Positive Spin with Ravi Patel

Somehow we just haven’t been able to close games out in the County Championship and it was a similar story against Somerset last week.

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Left to right: Cumberland's Harriet Dart, Kate Green, Fran Stephenson, Lena Keothavong (captain), Becky Llewellyn and Naomi Cavaday

Cumberland ladies retain their AEGON Team Tennis national title

Cumberland’s ladies have been crowned the best women’s team in the country for the second year in a row after becoming AEGON Team Tennis national champions again at The West Hants Club in Bournemouth.

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North London's Millie Pope

North London youngster Millie Pope is called up for England tournament

North London Cricket Club’s Millie Pope has been selected for an Under-16 England team which will take part in a series of Twenty20 and 40-over matches at Wellington College later this month.

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The umpire gets involved as tensions rise, with Wembley captain Chulananda de Silva (left) and South Hampstead batsman Fuad Ahmed (right) in the thick of the action. Pic: Paolo Minoli

Skipper’s disappointed with South Hampstead’s batting - and sledging incident

South Hampstead captain James Williams was disappointed with his side’s batting display in their defeat against league leaders Wembley – and with a sledging incident.

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The Hampstead ladies who played in the final. Left to right: Molly Meacher, Julia Male, Mel Sherwood, Susie Gregson, Caroline Egen (Captain), Claire Kent, Hazel Stuart

Hampstead ladies earn the right to represent Middlesex in Pearson Trophy

Hampstead’s ladies will represent Middlesex in the inter-counties finals of the Pearson Trophy later this month after winning the London title.

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Julian Jones got a hole in one at the 14th at Muswell Hill Golf Club's championship qualifier

Jones hits a hole in one but Baker’s the top man at Muswell Hill Golf Club

Julian Jones scored a hole in one during Muswell Hill Golf Club’s championship qualifier at the weekend – but it was Rowan Baker who won the competition.

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Highgate School's Under-19s mingle with the England Blind XI. Pic: Sanjay Patel

Highgate School Under-19s host England Blind XI in cricket match

Highgate School’s Under-19 cricket team hosted the England Blind XI in a thrilling match - which was played with the visitors’ rules.

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Brondesbury's Rob Nelson. Pic: Max Flego

Disappointing batting display condemns Brondesbury to defeat against Twickenham

A disappointing batting display condemned Brondesbury to a home defeat against Twickenham as they were bowled out for little more than 100.

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Hampstead's ladies celebrate their victory

Captain’s innings inspires Hampstead Ladies to sixth victory in eight games

A captain’s innings from Lucy Horitz and a superb bowling display took Hampstead’s ladies to their sixth victory from eight games in Division A of the North London Women’s League.

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Michael Clements scored his first half-century of the season for North Middlesex. Pic: Max Flego

North Middlesex beat basement boys Finchley in relegation battle

North Middlesex posted their second successive victory with a valuable home win over basement boys Finchley in the Premier Division relegation battle.

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Will Russell of Highgate celebrates after taking the wicket of Hussain Shabbir

Russell records first five-wicket haul as Highgate overcome North London

All-rounder Will Russell recorded his first five-wicket haul for Highgate as they got back on track with victory over neighbours North London in Division Three of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Mubasher Hassan recorded stunning figures of 6-13 for Hampstead against Teddington. Pic: Max Flego

Hassan’s six-wicket haul helps Hampstead thrash league leaders Teddington

Mubasher Hassan took six wickets as Hampstead continued their resurgence with an emphatic nine-wicket victory away against league leaders Teddington in the Premier Division of the Middlesex County Cricket League.

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Dan Christian, Middlesex

Win tickets for Middlesex’s Twenty20 clash against Surrey at Lord’s

Lord’s hosts an enthralling London derby this month when Middlesex and Surrey go head to head under lights in the NatWest T20 Blast.

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Saracens' David Strettle

Strettle says Saracens have got over their heartbreak after return to training

EXCLUSIVE: David Strettle says Saracens have recovered from their heartbreak and are ready to go again after returning to pre-season training.

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The pavilion at South Hampstead. Pic: Paolo Minoli

South Hampstead hope girls will be enthused by cricket at club open day

South Hampstead’s junior colts manager David Chase hopes more female players will pour into the club when they host their ECB club open day on Saturday.

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Football See all

Arsenal's Tafari Moore

Arsenal right-back Tafari Moore seeks loan move to gain experience

EXCLUSIVE: Tafari Moore is seeking a loan move away from Arsenal after seeing boss Arsene Wenger sign two right-backs this summer.

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Rugby See all

Nick Gourlay (right) introduces Brazilian youngsters to tag rugby on the beach

Saracens coach introduces rugby to Brazil ahead of Rio 2016 Olympics

The FIFA World Cup has only just finished, but Brazil will be hosting another global sporting event in two years’ time – the 2016 Olympics.

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Cricket See all

North Middlesex have won the T20 competition of the Middlesex County Cricket League for the first time

North Middlesex win T20 competition for the first time

North Middlesex have won the T20 competition of the Middlesex County Cricket League for the first time – and they now progress to the national stage.

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Athletics See all

Triathlete Tim Hutchins

Haringey Rhinos chief focused on Ironman target after near miss in Austria

Haringey Rhinos’ director of rugby 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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Other Sport See all

The UCS team that contested the finals (left to right): Ben Zuckerman, Alex Zuckerman, Ben Jones, Jimmy Benjamin and Jamie Osrin

UCS finish in top eight at Team Tennis Schools National Championships

University College School’s tennis team finished in the top eight Under-19 sides in Great Britain at the national finals in Sheffield – despite most of them being 16 years old or younger.

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