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Ronnie O’Sullivan was ‘embarrassed’ by world No.66 Alexander Ursenbacher as the Swiss ‘boxer’ left him flat on the canvas at the UK Championship.

Ronnie O’Sullivan has absolutely no desire to win the BBC Sports Personality of the Year Award – but believes he should have scooped the end of year gong four times.

Ilford boxer Conor Benn remained unbeaten with a points win over Sebastian Formella at Wembley Arena to retain his WBA continental welterweight title.

Ronnie O’Sullivan says the Northern Ireland Open reignited his passion for snooker and convinced him he won’t hang up his cue before he turns 60.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is ranked 56 places above Elliot Slessor but reckons his 4-1 win over the world No.58 was one of the best of his career.

Ilford Athletics Club are mourning the death of one of their leading lights, Pete Ryan, who died peacefully in his sleep last week.

Ronnie O’Sullivan raced into the Northern Ireland Open second round but insists breaking his 10km running record is his number one priority.

Ilford Athletic Club runners took part in its latest one mile handicap race remotely.

The delayed 2020 European Masters Road Running Championships took place in Funchal on the island of Madeira in sunny conditions.

A spectacular number of East London Runners turned out for the Chingford league at Epping Forest on Saturday.

Wanstead Central Bowls Club opened later than usual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic.

With races in short supply, two intrepid Ilford Athletics Club members travelled to a small village near Tunbridge Wells in Kent for the second running of The Woodchurch 5 Miles Road Race.

It was good to see some East London Runners out competing in non-virtual races at the weekend.

Ronnie O’Sullivan caught the eye both on and off the table and says his Breast Cancer Awareness Month-inspired pink nails are here to stay.

An Ilford resident was among 28 runners who took on the once-in-a-lifetime Virtual London Marathon in support of the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Despite the challenges of completing a tournament during the pandemic and overcoming winter-like weather only a few days after an Indian summer, Linkside Lawn Tennis Club’s finals day once again provided an array of entertaining matches.

East London Runners turned out in force in the capital and beyond for the Virtual Virgin Money London Marathon 2020 and not even the rain could dampen their spirits.

Ilford Golf Club held their annual finals day but sadly the number of competitions had to be reduced.

Several Ilford AC youngsters went to Harrow, in what was a well organised open meeting of middle distance races last week.

Seven Kings boxer Umar Khan says his dream has always been to become a professional boxer but his cousin Hamzah Sheeraz has inspired him.

Ilford AC athletes are still trying to find track races before winter sets in with a number of runners taking part in different events.

With some covid restrictions being slightly lifted a few Ilford AC members have finally managed to get in a few races.

Phil Norman and Daniel Rowden produced a golden double for Woodford Green on day two of the British Championships in Manchester on Sunday.

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.

Old Loughtonians Hockey Club, who are entering their 100th competitive season, have appointed Lee Ible as the men’s 1st XI National League coach following an extensive recruitment process.

Five-time winner Ronnie O’Sullivan blew a huge sigh of relief after overturning a 7-2 deficit to prevail against old rival Mark Williams and book a place in the [] World Championship semi-finals.

Ronnie O’Sullivan is sweating the small stuff at a sweltering Crucible and a change in chalk has helped him hack the heat of the World Championships.

Ronnie O’Sullivan says he and Ding Junhui have struck the perfect life balance and the Chinese player is ‘driving his own’ car ahead of their World Snooker Championship clash.

Ilford Athletics Club’s 5k Championships were able to take place this year with careful planning, stringent risk assessments and a slight change of format due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

Snooker king Ronnie O’Sullivan says he’s learned to deal with pressure like Prince William – but wants to run away from it all like Prince Harry!

Ronnie O’Sullivan reckons the UK’s way of life needs to be more attuned to that of Germany and Austria.

Ronnie O’Sullivan banished any fears behind closed doors snooker would hamper his performance as he stormed into an 8-1 lead against Thepchaiya Un-Nooh at the World Championships.

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

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.

Ilford AC members took part in the virtual Essex 6-12 stage relays against some of the best runners in the county.

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.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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