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Channel 5 to show Josh Taylor’s first title fight in Edinburgh

Edinburgh’s undefeated boxer Josh Taylor will contest his first professional title fight against Dave Ryan at Meadowbank on Friday, October 21, which will be screened live by Channel 5.

Paralympics presenter and Breaking Bad actor RJ Mitte Picture: Steve Paston/PA Wire

Breaking Bad star RJ Mitte calls for more disabled people on screen

BREAKING Bad actor and co-host of the Channel 4’s Paralympic Games coverage RJ Mitte is calling on broadcasters to boost the number of disabled people on our screens.

Linda Perratt. Picture: Walter Neilson

Racing tips: Rosina set to rule with ground to her liking

Ann Duffield is expecting a big run from Rosina at Musselburgh tonight.

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Ian Bell has not played international cricket since November when he won his 118th cap against Pakistan in United Arab Emirates. Picture: Getty

Ian Bell return would be wrong call – Nasser Hussain

Nasser Hussain believes England’s selectors would be taking a backward step if they recalled Ian Bell for the winter Test tours to Bangladesh and India.

Mo Farah may be the exception to the rule that members of Team GB should not be further honoured. Picture: Getty Images

Martyn McLaughlin: Giving Olympians gongs disservice to nation

The post-Games honours bonanza is a cynical move on the part of Theresa May, writes Martyn McLaughlin

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Team GB touched down at Heathrow with 67 medals, including 27 gold and 23 silver  their best performance in over a century. Picture: Getty Images

Medal-laden Team GB returns to UK from Rio Olympics

Team GB’s triumphant Olympians arrived at Heathrow singing the national anthem as their gold-nosed British Airways jet touched down on home soil.

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Britain's Laura Trott won two gold medals in Rio. Picture: David Davies/PA Wire

Laura Trott ‘annoyed’ by innuendo over Olympic cycling glory

Laura Trott admits to being “annoyed and frustrated” at seeing Great Britain’s cycling success at the Olympics questioned by rivals.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 21:  Team Great Britain walks during the 'Heroes of the Games' segment during the Closing Ceremony on Day 16 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Maracana Stadium on August 21, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

Leaders: Olympic victory is reward enough for medal winners

With a new batch of Olympians likely to receive honours is it not time to consider if winning on the world stage is the ultimate glory?

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TV screens in the Maracana Stadium show Great Britain's Mo Farah ahead of the Olympic Games closing ceremony. Picture: PA.

Mo Farah vows to race in London – ‘no matter what’

The day after the night before and Mo Farah’s thoughts were quickly being turned to his future and his legacy.

Great Britain won 67 medals at the olympic Games. Picture: PA.

No resting on Olympic laurels as Team GB move on from Rio

So now what? After 16 days of drama, deliverance,­ delight and even – on occasion – disappointment, how can British sport keep its wagon of momentum rolling along the high road to success rather then suffering a seemingly inevitable dip?

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Gold medalist Andy Murray of Great Britain poses on the podium during the medal ceremony for the men's singles. (Photo by Clive Brunskill/Getty Images)

Theresa May: No limit on honours for Rio Olympians

The rush of gongs for Team GB’s homeward bound competitors looks set to continue after Downing Street confirmed there will be no formal cap on honours for the country’s victorious athletes and coaches.

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As the Rio Games came to a spectacular finish, it was Team GB who claimed the title of sporting superpower. Picture: Getty Images

Aidan Smith: Entering uncharted territory as sporting superpower

The sporting prowess of Team GB is deserving of praise but it does have echoes of Cold War politics, says Aidan Smith

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears as Super Mario at Olympics closing ceremony in Rio. Picture: Yu Nakajima/Kyodo News/AP

Japan PM Shinzo Abe appears as Super Mario during Olympic handover

JAPANESE prime minister Shinzo Abe was the surprise star of Tokyo 2020’s clever segment in the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics on Sunday.

From left to right, Britains Christine Ohuruogu, Emily Diamond, Eilidh Doyle and Anyika Onuora celebrate bronze in the 4x400m relay. Picture: PA

Doyle is overjoyed with her ‘complete medal collection’

EILIDH Doyle insists there was no better way to bring the curtain down on Rio 2016 than by helping Great Britain secure a magnificent 4x400m relay bronze.

Mo Farah spreads his arms in delight after holding off American Paul Kipkemoi Chelimo to win the final of the  5,000 metres. It is likely to be the last track medal Farah wins at the Olympics as he switches to road racing before the Tokyo Games. Picture: Getty

4 kids, 4 golds in Mo Farah’s fairytale ending

A fired-up Mo Farah was determined that no one would deny him a fourth Olympic gold medal as he completed the long-distance double at a second straight Games by storming to 5,000 metres glory in Rio on Saturday night.

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Callum Hawkins finished in ninth place in a time of 2:11:52. Picture: Getty

Callum Hawkins delighted to achieve top-ten target

Callum Hawkins believes another four years of clocking up the miles will pay 
dividends at the Olympics in Tokyo.

The judges favoured Yoka in a split decision. Picture: Getty

Joyce has to settle for silver after judges deliver sucker punch

THERE was to be no golden goodbye to these most storied of Olympic Games, when mining medals seemed, at times, almost ridiculously easy.

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The victorious Clydesdale players celebrate in the dressing room after defeating Arbroath to lift the Scottish Cup at Hamilton Crescent. Picture: Donald MacLeod

Long wait over as Clydesdale see off Arbroath to seal cup glory

Clydesdale last night ended a 28-year wait for Scottish Cup glory when they denied Arbroath a second consecutive success in a low-scoring thriller at Hamilton Crescent, Glasgow.

Team GB finished second in the Rio medals table, the highest since 1908, but officials already planning more success in Tokyo. Picture: Getty

Team GB’s athletes make ‘sporting history’ at Rio 2016

TEAM GB’s athletes have made “sporting history” at Rio 2016, but their bosses believe Tokyo 2020 could be even better.

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Mo Farah relishes the moment after winning the 5,000 metres race in Rio to win double gold at two successive Olympic Games. Picture: Getty

Team GB make history with golden haul

Great Britain secured a place in the sporting record books yesterday by finishing second in the Rio 2016 medal table, the first time the country has been placed higher than the traditional Olympic powerhouse of China.

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