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Riders Sought For Hospice Sportive
Local cyclists are being encouraged to participate in Sue Ryder Manorlands Hospice's Bronte Sportive which takes place on 17 July. The charity sportive, sponsored by All Terrain Cycles, which has…
The Bronte Sportive hill climb on Haworth main Street

Secretary Of State For Wales Celebrates The Welsh Team's Homecoming


Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns said:

"We are delighted to welcome back onto home soil the Welsh team and management. Their achievement in the Euro 2016 Championships has been immense and we are so…

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Fri 8th Jul, 2016 | 6:01pm

Aire Of Optimism For New Season

Aireborough Lions U8s at the Sandal Rugby Festival
Aireborough Lions U8s at the Sandal Rugby Festival
There's a growing feeling at Aireborough RUFC that there's something exciting on the horizon as pre-season training gets underway.

Ending the season with 10 wins in their last 13 games including…

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Sat 2nd Jul, 2016 | 12:34pm

Millennium Square Is Perfect Match For Huge Summer Of Sport


Millennium Square in Leeds is set to kick off a massive summer of big screen sport with live action from the Euro 2016 and Wimbledon.

Football fans will be able to follow England's progress at the…

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Thu 9th Jun, 2016 | 4:40pm

One Thousand Youngsters To Descend On Harrogate School


One thousand pupils from more than 30 junior schools will be descending on Harrogate's Ashville College to participate in a sport dominated by two Yorkshire brothers.

The Brownlee Foundation…

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Sat 21st May, 2016 | 9:00pm

Tour De Yorkshire Benefits Regional Economy Say 94% Of Cyclists

Tony Booth outside Salts Mill, Shipley
Tony Booth outside Salts Mill, Shipley
A survey of Yorkshire cyclists undertaken this week has shown that 94% believe the Tour De Yorkshire has been positive for both the sport and for the regional economy in its second year.

The poll…

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Tue 10th May, 2016 | 8:00am

Wharfedale RUFC
Wharfedale 28 Coventry 24
By Wharfedale RUFC
photo - Ro Burridge
photo - Ro Burridge
A superb end of season match was just edged by Wharfedale. The first half ended even with both sides scoring three converted tries. Coventry took the lead in the second half with a penalty and…

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Mon 2nd May, 2016 | 11:30am

Fylde 19 Wharfedale 15

photo - Ro Burridge
photo - Ro Burridge
A hard fought afternoon of rugby played in a good spirit with both sides committed to moving the ball about ended with Fylde sneaking the win in the dying minutes. Dale had the better of the first…

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Mon 25th Apr, 2016 | 6:00pm

Wharfedale 10 Hull Ionians 18

Photo - Ro Burridge
Photo - Ro Burridge
Hull secured their place in National Division One in this close encounter at the Avenue against Wharfedale. Dale have ended their 20 year long status in the third tier of English Rugby. They have…

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Sun 17th Apr, 2016 | 7:14pm

Plymouth Albion 30 Wharfedale 10


For the first twenty minutes of the game it looked like Wharfedale were going to carry on the form they had shown in the last two weeks.

The visitors opened strongly and a mistake from kick-off…

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Mon 11th Apr, 2016 | 10:39am

Kell Brook And Luke Campbell Fight Report

Kell Brook
Kell Brook
Kell Brook and Luke Campbell both gained 2nd round wins on a good night of boxing for the Yorkshire stars.

Before the night Brook was aiming for victory to set up a bigger fight, while Campbell…

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Mon 28th Mar, 2016 | 10:12am

Tennis Tuesdays In Sheffield And Leeds

photo - Stacey Miller
photo - Stacey Miller
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) in partnership with Nike, has kicked off Tennis Tuesdays for its second year. Tennis Tuesdays - a women's only initiative designed to encourage more females to…

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Thu 7th Jul, 2016 | 4:29pm

ITU World Triathlon Series Coming To Leeds Again In 2017

photo - Getty images
photo - Getty images
Leeds will again host a leg of the prestigious ITU World Triathlon Series next year following the success of the inaugural event in the city earlier this month.

The International Triathlon Union…

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Sat 25th Jun, 2016 | 12:25pm

Local Swimmer Selected For Rio Paralympic Games

Jonny finishes the 400 Freestyle at the Para International Meet, lowering his personal best by four seconds in the final
Jonny finishes the 400 Freestyle at the Para International Meet, lowering his personal best by four seconds in the final
Local swimmer, Jonathan Booth will take on some of the best swimmers in the world when he competes as part of Team GB in the Paralympic Games in Rio this summer.

Jonathan, who trains with Kirklees…

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Mon 30th May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Triathlon-inspired Street Art Makes A Big Splash


Leeds City Council Leader, Cllr Judith Blake, and organisers of the Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds have made a 'big splash' in the city centre, unveiling a jaw-dropping piece of…

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Fri 13th May, 2016 | 10:00pm

Dave Roberts
Grassroots Football Column
By Dave Roberts
Sports Features
16 IBER Cup Refs
16 IBER Cup Refs
May is usually cup final month across the county, where players receive pats on the back for success, however it appears our young referees are stealing the limelight at the moment.

Four young…

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Fri 6th May, 2016 | 9:18am

Hillsborough Tragedy: The Correct Verdict


Commenting on the verdict today (Tuesday) which confirmed that the 96 football fans who lost their lives at Hillsborough in 1989 were unlawfully killed, Len McCluskey, general secretary of the…

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Tue 26th Apr, 2016 | 4:54pm

Thomas Feaheny
Josh Warrington Fight Report
By Thomas Feaheny
Boxing Correspondent

Josh Warrington produced another good performance as he defended his WBC international lightweight strap after he defeated Hisashi Amagasa.

The Leeds Warrior made it 23-0 in the process after this…

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Tue 19th Apr, 2016 | 4:28pm

Skipton Triathlon - Back This Sunday Raising Money For Local Charities


One of the UK's most popular pool-based triathlons makes it return to Skipton tomorrow (Sunday 17 April) and this year event organisers are hoping to raise plenty of funds for two local charities.

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Sat 16th Apr, 2016 | 8:00pm

Grassroots Football Column

Anthony Taylor Coaching Refs
Anthony Taylor Coaching Refs
As the weather warms up so does the action within local football.
This month sees jobs on offer, a Premier League referee coaching Yorkshire's stars of the future, a final chance to say thanks to…

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Mon 28th Mar, 2016 | 12:00pm

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