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Karate expert gears up for Tokyo 2020

A karate expert from Holloway has set his sights on qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Last June, the Olympic Committee announced that karate would be included as an Olympic sport for the first time. This announcement signalled a number of significant changes in how the sport is governed. Alton Brown, who trains at Ringcross

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Arsenal Ladies run riot against North London rivals

Arsenal Ladies moved a step closer to retaining their F.A. Cup title after a 10-0 demolition of arch rivals Tottenham. FULL-TIME: Arsenal 10-0 Tottenham Hotspur North London is pic.twitter.com/FVtbK6YOB4 — Arsenal Ladies (@ArsenalLadies) March 19, 2017 The win ended Spurs’ 27-game run without a defeat and the Gunners will face Birmingham City in the quarter

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Arsenal in trouble after match against West Brom

Arsenal’s mounting woes continued as West Brom inflicted a morale-sapping defeat, pegging them back in their fight to maintain their top-four place. Defender Craig Dawson’s brace helped West Brom to a 3-1 victory over the Gunners, who have now lost four Premier League games in their last five, the only win coming against relegation-threatened Hull.

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Arsenal club mascot thrills pupils at Hargrave Park School

Arsenal double-winner Nigel Winterburn and the club mascot Gunnersaurus Rex thrilled pupils at Hargrave Park School in Archway on Monday when they helped open a state-of-the art all-weather astro-turf pitch in the playground. Funded by the Arsenal Foundation after a “Legends” match against AC Milan last September raised £1m, the club have set the money

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Shelter’s charity runners dash to success

Last Thursday more than 1200 people ran Vertical Rush. Vertical Rush is a unusual charity run: instead of jogging on the green, the participants run the 932 steps that lead to the panoramic view of of Tower 42m, the third highest skyscraper of the City in Old Broad street. People from 17 to 70 came

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Arsenal ends Lincoln City’s FA Cup dream

Arsenal secured a place at Wembley with a resounding victory against Lincoln City. After a first half where Daniel Cowley’s side showed its worth through composed defending and tactical prowess, Theo Walcott broke through for the Gunners to secure their first goal only moments before the break. This was the beginning of the end for

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Arsenal take a walk on the wild side

The abundant species of football’s diverse and complex ecosystem prowled the long grass of north London’s streets this weekend. To the seasoned wildlife observer, it wasn’t difficult to tell the specimens apart. And, it being FA Cup quarter final weekend, the full gamut of animal emotion was on display. On Sunday, in neighbouring Haringey, the

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Cheerleading: How hard can it be?

City, University of London’s cheerleading team has seen its fair share of accolades over the years. Team captain Madeline Smith talks to Ayushman Basu about what occurs behind the scenes, dealing with team morale and how cheerleading is still a sport stigmatised by society. Pom poms, spectacular jumps and tumbles are what spring to mind

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Arsenal fans to Wenger: We want you to go

Tensions at Arsenal reached a new level after fans staged a ‘Wenger Out’ protest before watching their team thrashed 5-1 by Bayern Munich on Tuesday night. A toxic atmosphere has descended over the North London club in recent weeks, with fans’ anger mostly directed at manager Arsene Wenger. The Arsenal boss suffered his heaviest home

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