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Thursday, September 3, 2020

This weekend will see the new Women’s Super League season kick off with Aston Villa taking on Manchester City opening the new 2020-21 campaign on Saturday before the likes of Arsenal, West Ham and Tottenham start the following day.

Daniel Dubois hammered Holland’s Ricardo Snijders to a second round defeat at the BT Studios Stratford on Saturday and insisted he is ready for the toughest test of his pro career.

London Lions are edging closer to competitive action with the Champions League final four qualifications confirmed and the British Basketball League (BBL) announcing it’s plans to start.

Hollywood star Idris Elba made a surprise visit to the Forest Gate-based Mantis kickboxing club, where he first learned the fundamentals of the martial art, recently.

London Lions have revealed British forward, Byron Mullens will join their squad ahead of this season’s tilt at the Basketball Champions League.

All Champions League Qualifiers have now been converted to Final Four’s as a series to qualify for the Group Stages of the Basketball Champions League.

London Lions have revealed the signing of British forward, Shane Walker as an additional strengthening of their squad as they prepare to battle on two fronts.

London Lions have snapped one of GB’s fastest rising stars as former Australian Open Champion and BBL Champion, Josh Ward-Hibbert is the latest addition to a squad being built to have impact on the European stage.

London Lions have acquired point guard Kevin Ware, formerly of the Louisville Cardinals, who’s leg break in the NCAA Final Four was only the beginning of a story of belief and resilience.

London Lions have gone full circle signing six foot ten inch centre, Chris Tawiah, who was developed by the Lions Junior programme in Milton Keynes

London Lions have added immense size to their roster with young Brit, Kingsley Okoroh standing at seven foot one inch.

The London Lions have re-signed Great Britain point guard, Jules Dang-Akodo after one of his most promising season’s to date.

London Lions have re-signed fan favourite Kervin Bristol ahead of the upcoming season as the club’s Basketball Champions League debut nears.

Good night for Peacock gym fighters

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Peacock gym fighters enjoyed a successful night with three wins at the BT Sports Studios in Stratford on Saturday.

London Lions confirm that shooting guard Ed Lucas will return to the Copper Box this season as plans continue ahead of the teams entry into the Basketball Champions League.

The London Lions 2020/21 squad received an addition in the shape of the high-flying Dirk Williams, no stranger to the BBL.

The London Lions have announced the addition of five-year NBA veteran, DeAndre Liggins to the 2020-21 squad.

Local amateur boxing clubs in London have had their share of success in the ABA Senior/Elite Championships over the past 70 years or so.

Britain is blessed, at present, in terms of current world heavyweight champions with Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury holding a plethora of titles between them.

As we approach what would have been the 2020 Tokyo Olympics we have on record but three boxers who have won three gold medals at previous Games.

In the history of the modern era Olympic Games, summer and winter, three tournaments have failed to go ahead as casualties of war.

Revolutionary technology is set to transform the world of snooker as the professional sport comes to terms with the after-effects of the coronavirus pandemic.

The match schedule for the men’s and women’s hockey competitions at the delayed 2021 Tokyo Olympics have been revealed.

Everyone is familiar with the phrase “it was a very long time coming” and that was certainly the case with the decision to eventually enable women to box under amateur rules in this country.

London Lions have been handed a dream tie against Lithuania’s Neptunas Klaipeda in the Basketball Champions League.

With the National Basketball Championship Finals being cancelled in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Newham’s St Bonaventure’s has been declared double champions.

London Lions have announced a two-year contract extension for two-time BBL MVP Justin Robinson ahead of the 2020-21 campaign.

London Lions captain, Joe Ikhinmwin makes it eight straight seasons after the club confirms his return once more for the 2020-21 season.

Golf, like most sports, has been affected by the coronavirus pandemic this year.

Those involved in boxing across London are being invited to take part in one of three KO Racism online workshops, which will be staged later this month and in August.

After a wait of more than six months, Great Britain’s men’s and women’s teams will return to playing international fixtures in October.

As a journalist I was fortunate to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games in a working capacity during a never-to-be-forgotten 19-day period eight years ago.

Boxing is back, after a lockdown lasting longer than expected, with some exciting championship clashes at the BT Studios in east London on Friday.

London Lions are looking forward to playing in basketball’s Champions League next season.

British Olympic and Paralympic sports governing bodies have been given assurances over their short and longer-term financial future.

London’s gymnastics community is set to receive support from British Gymnastics, with the governing body announcing a number of significant measures to support delivery providers, participants and the wider community to return to the sport safely and with confidence.

Like with many aspects of our society, the world of sport has historically assumed a ‘male default’.

Sir Mo Farah will be making an ambitious attempt to smash the men’s world one-hour record in his long-awaited track return at the AG Memorial Van Damme Diamond League event on September 4.

The all-British showdown between unbeaten heavyweights Daniel Dubois and Joe Joyce has been rearranged for October 24 at the London O2 Arena.

Britain has had some great world middleweight champions over the past 70 years or so, with the likes of Randoph Turpin, Terry Downes, Alan Minter, Chris Pyatt, Jason Matthews, Nigel Benn, Chris Eubank and Billy Joe Saunders.

Matchroom Boxing have announced the full schedule for Fight Camp – an unrivalled summer of elite boxing based at the Matchroom HQ in Brentwood, Essex starting on August 1.

Parents are being offered an online ‘sports day at home’ pack thanks to a leading housebuilder’s partnership with Team GB.

Team GB will be celebrating Olympic Day on June 23 over five days by encouraging the nation to get active and by promoting the Olympic Values of friendship, excellence and respect.

The 1992 Barcelona Olympics saw 336 boxers from 78 counties battling it out for glory – figures that were a concern to the IOC.

For the 1984 Summer Olympic Games in Los Angeles, the super-heavyweight category was introduced for boxers weighing in excess of 91kgs (200 pounds).

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