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Hackney teens beat City workers in football tournament

Bankers and lawyers saw their stock fall further after being outclassed by a team of talented teenage footballers.

Newspaper interest in Media Centre for London 2012 Olympics

Fears that the London 2012 media centre could be left disused after the Olympics have been allayed after a major newspaper publisher expressed strong interest in the site.

Quadruple on the cards after close win: Lapton 1 – Clapton Rangers 0

Lapton hero Dean Robinson believes his side will go on to lift the Dickie Davis cup for the first time after beating fierce rivals Clapton Rangers to reach the quarter finals.

New Hackney sports pitch faces residents’ appeal

A proposed state-of-the-art sports pitch is under threat following a fresh appeal by Hackney residents. Hackney Council plans to build the multi-use games area (MUGA) in the centre of London Fields park.

Hackney’s NBA star Mensah-Bonsu plays in narrow defeat

Former Hackney White Fire basketballer, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, played 17 minutes and scored 5 points as his new NBA team Toronto Raptors slid to another narrow defeat. They have now lost six games in a row, and are just one place off the bottom of the NBA Eastern Conference.

Anne Keothavong knocked out of tennis tournament

Britain’s number one female tennis player Anne Keothavong was knocked out of the BNP Paribas Open in California last night. Despite winning the first set, she was beaten by Russian Olga Govortsova 2-6, 6-3, 6-1.

Hackney star may swap sports at London Paralympics

Hackney sports star Dervis Konuralp has revealed he may swap his swimming cap for a cycle helmet ahead of the Paralympic Games in London in 2012. Konuralp, who has won 35 major medals in the pool, said he had done a trial on the track and was waiting to hear if he would be invited by British Cycling to start a training programme.

Hackney wheelchair basketball team look to debut tournament

A sports team of local disabled and able-bodied people will make its first ever tournament appearance this weekend in the Hackney Wheelchair Basketball Tournament. No Limits was set up earlier this year with the aim of encouraging disabled and able-bodied people to play sports such as basketball and badminton together.

Tennis star Anne Keothavong awaits tournament draw

Anne Keothavong, Britain's number one-ranked female tennis player, will hear tomorrow whom she will face in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open in California. Hackney-based Keothavong, ranked 48th in the world, will play her opening match on Wednesday. The 25-year-old is currently preparing for the tournament in Los Angeles.

Basketballer Mensah-Bonsu starts afresh with Toronto

Basketballer Pops Mensah-Bonsu will be looking to build on a solid start as he attempts to help his new NBA team reverse a run of five successive defeats. Mensah-Bonsu, who started his career at Hackney White Heat, was snapped up by Toronto Raptors last week following his release from a short-term contract at high-flying San Antonio Spurs.

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Gangs exploiting children for drug deals

Gang members are using children to do drug deals because they will receive a lower punishment if caught, according to a Hackney Council report.