Speedway: Swedish aces top Redcar bill

WOLVERHAMPTON’S Elite League Swedish stars, Freddie Lindgren and Peter Karlsson, top the bill for tonight’s South Tees Silver Helmet at Redcar (7.30) after British Grand Prix winner Chris Harris pulled out to ride for his team Coventry in a Craven Shield meeting.

Redcar’s top two given the go-ahead

REDCAR’S top two riders, Gary Havelock and James Grieves, are both picked for tonight’s first leg of their Young Shield quarter-final at home to Glasgow (7.30pm).

Diamonds face a tough test

NEWCASTLE Diamonds pay their annual visit to the Isle of Wight tonight, taking with them a slender four-point lead in the quest for the extra Premier League point which goes to the winners on aggregate.

Franc on form

NEWCASTLE’S Josef Franc beat last month’s British Grand Prix winner Chris Harris on Saturday while picking up three World Championship points in Prague as a reserve in the Czech Grand Prix.

Why we love to hit the roads

ENDURANCE running in the region is flourishing to such an extent that promoters are having to reject entries.

Pistorius won’t ever be a loser

GIVEN that what he is attempting to do appears as fantastical as a plot line from a science fiction film, it is perhaps fitting that Oscar Pistorius has become known as ‘Blade Runner’ in recent times.

Kirkland coasts to super victory

DAVID KIRKLAND led home a 1,000-strong field to win the 28th Northumberland Coastal Run yesterday.

Diamonds turn to Legault

NEWCASTLE have turned to Mildenhall’s in-form Kyle Legault to make a guest appearance in place of their injured skipper Christian Henry in tonight’s Premier League meeting at champions King’s Lynn.

F1: Pole pleaser

Lewis Hamilton has revealed he loves to make people happy - and he did just that for a record 80,000 frenzied fans at Silverstone.

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EARLIER this year, Lewis Hamilton filmed a television commercial for a leading High Street bank in which he was required to stand atop a podium and spray his immediate surroundings with Champagne.

Motor cycling: Suzuki's Chris in top slot at Assen

Rizla Suzuki rider Chris Vermeulen has claimed pole position for the A-Style MotoGP Dutch TT.

Wanjiru sets up a treat

Sammy Wanjiru, the world half-marathon record holder, will be in action on Tyneside in September after it emerged the Kenyan will head the elite field at the 26th Great North Run.

Rain is only winner

A FLOODED Newcastle track coupled with the forecast of much more rain to come caused an early call-off of last night’s Premier League match between the Diamonds and Rye House Rockets.

Speedway: Hit by track flood

Newcastle Diamonds suffered their first home postponement of the season when yesterday's Premier League meeting against Rye House was called off following the flooding of the track during a deluge on Saturday afternoon.

Hero lewis is best of british

Lewis Hamilton's sensational emergence in Formula One this season has been hailed as "good for Britain".

F1: Rivalry 'could net billions'

Lewis Hamilton's battle for supremacy in the Formula One drivers' championship with McLaren team-mate Fernando Alonso could help propel him to billionaire status by the end of his career, according to a sports marketing expert.

It's family first for lotto millionaire

A grandfather scooped almost £3m on the lottery and celebrated by splashing out on a modest Volvo car.

F1: Life in slow lane

Michael Schumacher has a fair idea of what he will be doing when the 2007 Formula One season gets under way in five months' time.

Burning rubber

The future of an up and coming North motorcycle star hangs in the balance unless he can find the cash to run with a top team next season.

F1: Michelin an extra man

Fernando Alonso is confident of putting "a bad day at the office" behind him and retaining his Formula One world title, writes Ian Parkes.

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