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WSBK: Jonathan Rea strengthens title grip at Donington Park

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea was unable to clinch a coveted victory at his home round of the championship, but the Kawasaki rider has opened a commanding lead in the title race.

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Jonathan Rea equalled Carl Fogarty's record of 59 World Superbike victories with a double at Imola in Italy.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea on cusp of setting new win record at Donington Park

Jonathan Rea will surpass Carl Fogarty’s record of 59 World Superbike victories with another win this weekend at his home round of the championship at Donington Park.
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Dave 'Boy' McAuley and Carl Frampton

BOXING: Dave ‘Boy’ McAuley worried about Carl Frampton Windsor Park showdown

Former IBF Flyweight World champion Dave ‘Boy’ McAuley is concerned Carl Frampton’s huge fight at Windsor Park on August 18 may not happen.

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Marc Marquez extends his Championship lead in France. photo: MICHELIN

MOTOGP: Marc Marquez equals Stoner’s record

Marc Marquez took the Repsol Honda to a record-breaking victory at the HJC Helmets Grand Prix de France equalling Casey Stoner’s 38 premier class wins, and extending his lead in the championship to 36 points over Movistar Yamaha’s Maverick Viñales as he cruised to victory over Danilo Petrucci and Valentino Rossi. Marquez, the only rider to use the hard rear Michelin tyre, made the best start from the lights but it was Ducati’s Jorge Lorenzo who powered into the lead at turn one. Behind the Spaniard, Andrea Dovizioso and Johann Zarco were having a great battle before the Ducati title contender crashed out on lap five. The Honda man took an advantage of a rare mistake by Zarco on lap six when he ran wide on the Tech3 Yamaha but in true Zarco style he fought back and retook Marquez two corners later.

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Richard Bird leads MX1 Michelin  Experts Championship.

MOTOCROSS: Richard Bird takes the overall lead

Lisburn’s Richard Bird leads the 2018 MX1 Michelin Experts Nationals British Championship after four straight victories at Preston Docks at the weekend.

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The North West 200 is the first major international road race of the season.

NW200: Practice, race schedule and roads closing times

Race week is underway at the North West 200 on the North Coast.
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William Dunlop: I can’t believe it’s 10 years since the day my dad died

William Dunlop can scarcely believe a decade has passed since that fateful day on Thursday, May 15, 2008, when his legendary father Robert lost his life in a crash at the North West 200.

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Jonathan Rea made it 59 career World Superbike wins at Imola in Italy on Sunday.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea hails victory at Imola after equalling Carl Fogarty's win record

Jonathan Rea hailed his Sunday performance as the ‘best of the season’ as the Kawasaki rider completed a double at Imola in Italy to equal Carl Fogarty’s record of 59 World Superbike victories.
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Local football attendances continue to rise.  Photo by David Maginnis/Pacemaker Press

IRISH LEAGUE: One million fan milestone for NI Football League

The NI Football League celebrated yet another boost in attendances, as during the past season the one millionth supporter made their way through the turnstiles.

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Jonathan Rea is only two wins short of Carl Fogarty's record of 59 World Superbike victories.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea has first attempt at equalling Fogarty's win record at Imola

World Superbike champion Jonathan Rea will have his first chance of equalling Carl Fogarty’s record of 59 career wins this weekend at Imola in Italy.

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Jonny Evans, Gavin Whyte and Lauren Perry

Local game celebrated at Northern Ireland Football Awards 2018

Local football took centre stage last night in Belfast when the Northern Ireland Football Awards for 2018 were announced at a gala event in the Crowne Plaza Hotel.

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SUPERCUPNI: Green light for Manchester United - Celtic showpiece

Manchester United will face Celtic in a showpiece curtain-raiser to this summer’s SuperCupNI in Coleraine.

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The diggers arrived at Inver Park yesterday as work began on the installation of the new artificial pitch and floodlights.

Larne bid 'emotional' farewell to grass pitch as Inver Park upgrade begins

LARNE FOOTBALL Club bid an ‘emotional’ farewell to its traditional grass pitch on Saturday but manager, Tiernan Lynch is excited about the changes afoot at Inver Park.

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SUPERCUPNI: Manchester United on a mission to land another title

Manchester United are on a mission at the SuperCupNI this summer.

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Jonathan Rea has extended his lead in the World Superbike Championship to 30 points after the fourth round at Assen.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea denied record 13th Assen victory by team-mate Tom Sykes

Jonathan Rea’s long winning streak at Assen was finally halted on Sunday as his Kawasaki team-mate Tom Sykes clinched his first World Superbike victory of the season.
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Jonathan Rea has won eight races in succession at Assen.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea equals Carl Fogarty's Assen record with 12th win

Jonathan Rea equalled Carl Fogarty’s record of 12 World Superbike wins at Assen with a tenacious performance on Saturday.
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Jonathan Rea has won the last seven races in a row at Assen.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea fourth fastest on day one at Assen

Jonathan Rea ended day one at Assen fourth fastest after being knocked off the top spot in the third free practice session.

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Jonathan Rea has won 11 times at Assen and is currently on a seven-race winning streak at the Dutch TT circuit.

WSBK: Jonathan Rea aiming to prolong Assen reign

Jonathan Rea will view this weekend’s fourth round of the World Superbike Championship at Assen as a gilt-edged opportunity to enhance his quest for a record fourth title.

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Frampton v Donaire: Dave ‘Boy’ McAuley backing Jackal in Belfast showdown

Former World Champion Dave ‘Boy’ McAuley has no concerns about Carl Frampton before his showdown against Nonito Donaire at the SSE Arena in Belfast tomorrow night.

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