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War of words in title clash.

Boxing: Audley Harrison cranked up the war of words in Danny Williams' absence by branding his Brixton rival a cheat ahead of tomorrow night's big Commonwealth title clash.

Williams refused to take his seat for their final head-to-head Press conference, insisting he could not be responsible for his actions if Harrison hit another raw nerve.

And it was just as well Williams stayed outside the hall signing autographs as Olympic champion Harrison rubbished claims he would be fighting dirty. Harrison said: "When he is under pressure Danny cheats and goes low."

Get your kit on

Rugby League: Gateshead Thunder launch their new all-black kit outside Marks and Spencer at the MetroCentre tomorrow and Sunday.

Sean stars

Tennis: Durham and Cleveland's Sean Galpin beat Nottinghamshire's James Drummond 6-4 3-6 7-6 (7-2) to make the third round of the British Tour men's event in Nottingham.

Record a Hoy

Cycling: Scotland's Commonwealth and Olympic champion Chris Hoy, who will compete for Great Britain at the Manchester leg of the World Cup which starts today, wants to make his mark in the record books by breaking the kilometre world record.
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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)
Date:Dec 9, 2005
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