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John Motson will deliver his final live BBC commentary this weekend when Arsenal face Watford at lunchtime on Sunday. Derby County, Fa Cup Final, Sport Inspiration, European Championships, Watford, European Football, Best Player, Everton

Motson set for final live commentary

John Motson will deliver his final live BBC commentary this weekend when Arsenal face Watford at lunchtime on Sunday.

Harry Kane and the making of a Premier League football star Harry Kane, Tottenham Hotspur Fc, Best Football Players, Sport Inspiration, Bbc News, Premier League, Coaching, How To Become, Graphic Sweatshirt
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Harry Kane and the making of a Premier League football star

Data and analytics can only go so far in unearthing football talent, coaches have to use intuition too.

New world darts champion Rob Cross tells how he won in a pub competition one year before claiming for becoming the PDC world champion Play Darts, Sport Inspiration, Competition, Champion, World, Sports, Hs Sports, Excercise, Sport

Rob Cross: From £7 prize to £400,000 world darts champion

Rob Cross tells BBC Sport of his £7 win one year before claiming £400,000 for becoming PDC world champion.

Tribute to five-time world darts champion Eric Bristow, who has died aged 60 and helped to transform the game. Eric Bristow, Play Darts, Self Styled, Sport Inspiration, Premier League, Liverpool, Champion, Fans, Profile
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Eric Bristow: The Crafty Cockney - a darts pioneer

Eric Bristow, the five-times world darts champion who has died aged 60, was a pioneer of the sport. Bristow died after collapsing at the Echo Arena in Liverpool where the PDC Premier League was being held. Fans sang his name as a big screen carried a picture of the Londoner, the self-styled "Crafty Cockney" who raised the profile of darts with a cocky swagger in his heyday and was a key figure in forming the PDC. Bristow helped transform darts from a pub game to one that fills huge arenas.

Maddie Hinch, the England and Great Britain hockey goalkeeper, has been named Female Goalkeeper of the Year for the second successive year at the FIH Hockey Stars Awards in Berlin. Hinch won Olympic gold with Team GB at Rio Maddie Hinch, Berlin, Team Gb, Star Awards, Sport Inspiration, Rio 2016, Goalkeeper, Athletics, Great Britain
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Hinch named Female Goalkeeper of Year

England's Maddie Hinch is named Female Goalkeeper of the Year for the second successive year.

Matty Blair: Doncaster Rovers midfielder dealing with grief and giving back to community Doncaster Rovers, Dealing With Grief, Sport Inspiration, Giving Back, World Leaders, Take That, Community, Football, Sports
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'I take a bit of him with me wherever I go'

Doncaster midfielder Matty Blair says dealing with the loss of his brother has inspired him to give back to his community.

Scores of pies and four containers of soup were left over when Salford City's match was postponed. Salford City, Sport Inspiration, Homeless People, Manchester United, Charity, Tamworth, Winter Jackets, Football, Potato Soup

Salford City: Pies from postponed match go to homeless

Scores of pies and four containers of soup were left over when Salford City's match was postponed.

Winter Olympics: Lizzy Yarnold to consider skeleton future after retaining title Team Gb, One Team, Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, Sport Inspiration, Winter Games, Olympians, Victorious, Skeleton
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Yarnold to consider skeleton future

Lizzy Yarnold is to consider her future after becoming the first Briton to defend a Winter Olympic title.

Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, dies at the age of Four Minutes, Running A Mile, Sport Inspiration, Athletics, Oxford, Age, History, Sports, Historia
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Mile legend Bannister dies aged 88

Sir Roger Bannister, the first person to run a mile in under four minutes, dies at the age of 88.

Billy Morgan has won a bronze medal in the men's snowboarding big air competition at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang - but has he inspired you to become a snowboarder? Sport Inspiration, Winter Olympics, Snowboarding, Competition, How To Become, Bronze, Inspired, Big, Sports

Billy Morgan's top tips for getting into snowboarding - CBBC Newsround

Olympic bronze medallist Billy Morgan gives Newsround his top tips for getting into snowboarding.

Sir Bobby Charlton says he was just lucky to survive the Munich air crash of 1958 in which 23 people died, including eight of his Manchester United team-mates. But he says the disaster changed his life. Munich Air Disaster, Manchester United Team, Bobby Charlton, Sport Inspiration, Change My Life, The Unit, Football, Sports, People
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Munich air crash changed my life - Sir Bobby Charlton

Sir Bobby Charlton says he was just lucky to survive the Munich air crash of 1958 in which 23 people died, including eight of his Manchester United team-mates.

Phil Taylor might look an unlikely revolutionary and an unlikely sporting hero. But the world darts champion from Stoke is his sport's royalty, the face of its establishment and the guts of its popular appeal. Sport Inspiration, World Championship, Darts, Revolutionaries, Royalty, Hero, Popular, Face, Royals

Farewell to sport's unlikely revolutionary

Phil Taylor might look an unlikely revolutionary and an unlikely sporting hero. But the 16-time world darts champion from Stoke is his sport's royalty, the face of its establishment and the guts of its popular appeal.

Football has lost one of its most enduringly popular figures in Ray Wilkins, says chief football writer Phil McNulty. Ray Wilkins, Chiefs Football, Sport Inspiration, Crystal Palace, Ac Milan, Manchester United, Glasgow, Gentleman
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Farewell to a footballing nomad and 'absolute gentleman'

Ray Wilkins, who has died aged 61, was one of the most enduring and popular figures of the modern footballing generation. The former Chelsea and England captain who also played for Manchester United, AC Milan, Paris St Germain, Glasgow Rangers, QPR and Crystal Palace and worked as a coach, manager and TV football pundit, has been praised for being a lovely gentleman as tributes poured in for him following his death.

Pyeongchang 2018 was memorable for Billy Morgan - not only did he win bronze in the men's big air event to take Team GB to a record tally of five medals, the snowboard star was chosen to carry the country's flag at the closing ceremony. Gb Flag, Great Britain Flag, Team Gb, Sport Inspiration, Winter Olympics, Snowboard, Canada Goose Jackets, The Man, Carry On

Morgan carries GB flag at closing ceremony

Bronze medallist Billy Morgan carries the Great Britain flag at the Winter Olympics closing ceremony on Sunday.

Dom Parsons won Great Britain's first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics - but did you know he also makes sleds as well as racing on them? 2018 Winter Olympics, Team Gb, Sport Inspiration, 30 Years Old, Sports Stars, Winter Sports, Great Britain, The Man, Skeleton
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Ten things you didn't know about Dom Parsons

Dom Parsons won Great Britain's first medal of the 2018 Winter Olympics - but did you know he also makes sleds as well as racing on them?

British winter sport is "going in the right direction", says Team GB chef de mission Mike Hay as the Games in Pyeongchang close. Olympic Medals, Team Gb, Sport Inspiration, Winter Olympics, Winter Sports, Great Britain, Skeleton, Athlete, British
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GB team 'going in right direction'

British winter sport is "going in the right direction", says Team GB chef de mission Mike Hay as the Games in Pyeongchang close.