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Former England Sports Stars Coach Kids At Harrogate School
Two former stars from England's national cricket and netball sides have led coaching academies at Harrogate's Ashville College. During the holiday break, the school once again played host to courses…
Dean Headley with Henry Collins, six; Thomas Jeffrey, eight; Isaac Light, nine and Elliot Matthews, nine
Cougars v Barrow Raiders
Tetley's Challenge Cup Round 4 at Cougar Park, 2pm KO
Josh Chapman
Controversy As Cougars Defeated
By Josh Chapman
Sports correspondent
A controversial decision which allowed Batley to open up a six point lead midway through the second half paved the way for a Cougars defeat.

Bulldogs prop Alex Rowe should have been sent to the sin…

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Wed 16th Apr, 2014 | 10:39am

The Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge 2013 - A Beginners Journey


Fiona McBeath entered the Yorkshire Wolds Cycle Challenge in 2013. This is her story.

In July 2012, following the 2nd running of the Ryedale Special Families Cycle Challenge, one of my friends…

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Sat 12th Apr, 2014 | 9:00am

Tom Errington
Yorkshire Terriers Help The Gay Football Community
By Tom Errington
Sports Correspondent

It took a while for football to overcome racism and sexism, and while both still exist, the work that the likes of the FA have done to help end the issue has been impressive. In the case of the…

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Fri 11th Apr, 2014 | 2:50pm

Amazing Maisie Defies Doctors To Raise Money For Yorkshire Air Ambulance

Maisie visits Nostell
Maisie visits Nostell
Amazing pensioner Maisie Allan is defying doctors in a brave bid to walk the world for Yorkshire Air Ambulance.

Despite being diagnosed with terminal cancer last year, the courageous 84 year-old…

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Wed 9th Apr, 2014 | 4:25pm

Ashville College Swimmers Smash Own Record At National Final

L-R Ashville Swimming members Nathan Hale, Matthew Rudolph, Jonathan Bradley (Capt) and James Sadler
L-R Ashville Swimming members Nathan Hale, Matthew Rudolph, Jonathan Bradley (Capt) and James Sadler
Swimmers from Harrogate's Ashville College have smashed a number of records at a national schools swimming competition.

The annual Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC) Schools' Bath…

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Sat 5th Apr, 2014 | 7:38pm

Firepower Key To Huddersfield Success

Huddersfield's football stadium photo by Neil Turner
Huddersfield's football stadium photo by Neil Turner
Promotion is pure ecstasy. To go up from a division confirms the fact the team is too good from where it once came. Lee Clarke's Huddersfield came up with immense talent, particularly the…

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Fri 4th Apr, 2014 | 9:45am

Lucky Leeds Employee Wins Chance To Train With Olympian, Jessica Ennis-Hill

photo by Sky Sports Living for Sport
photo by Sky Sports Living for Sport
An office worker at Leeds-based Sky Bet has won the chance to spend the day with Olympian, Jessica Ennis-Hill, after entering his former secondary school into a competition to meet the London 2012…

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Tue 1st Apr, 2014 | 12:47pm

Disabled Young People Get Ready For Annual Aqua Festival


Disabled youngsters from across Leeds will be making a splash next week at the annual Leeds Disability Aqua Festival.

Young people aged 11 to 19 from schools and learning centres across the city…

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Fri 28th Mar, 2014 | 9:12pm

Thomas Feaheny
Kid Galahad: European Super-Bantamweight Champion
By Thomas Feaheny
Boxing Correspondent
Boxing gloves photo by İRoyalty-Free/Corbis
Boxing gloves photo by İRoyalty-Free/Corbis
Kid Galahad became the European Super-bantamweight champion after defeating Spain's Sergio Prado at Ponds Forge in Sheffield. In the process of victory, the 24 year old extended his winning run…

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Mon 24th Mar, 2014 | 2:26pm

Bolton Game Designated 'Rovers Go Wild - Project Philippines Appeal 2014'

Youngsters in the Philippines
Youngsters in the Philippines
Doncaster Rovers' home game against Bolton Wanderers has been designated a fundraiser for charities in the Philippines led by the Rovers Foundation.

Rovers are one of only five clubs in the…

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Sat 22nd Mar, 2014 | 11:06am

Tony Jameson-Allen
Recalling Great Sporting Moments To Improve Memory And Wellbeing
By Tony Jameson-Allen
Features Writer

We are in for another memorable summer of sport this year in Yorkshire, culminating not just in a Super Saturday but a Super Sunday too as the history making Grand Depart of Le Tour de France…

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Fri 21st Mar, 2014 | 11:09am

Ride The BoS - Conquer The Elements


Today saw the launch of a challenging new cycle ride, which will take in all corners of the Borough of Scarborough from Staithes in the north to Speeton in the south and from the villages of…

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Tue 18th Mar, 2014 | 9:38pm

Kell Brook V Alvaro Robles Fight Report

Liverpool Echo Arena photo by ell brown
Liverpool Echo Arena photo by ell brown
Kell Brook defeated Mexican Alvaro Robles at Liverpool's Echo Arena, in a workout bout that ensured he will fight for a world title in the near future.
In a card in which Brook was on the…

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Mon 17th Mar, 2014 | 12:37pm

Italy Vs England-Six Nations Match Report

Stadio Olimpico photo by Roy Finneren
Stadio Olimpico photo by Roy Finneren
England scored a total of seven tries in a 52-11 win over Italy in their final match of the 2014 Six Nations campaign in Rome, giving them a fifth victory in five games.

Mike Brown scored two…

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Sun 16th Mar, 2014 | 6:00pm

Space Hopper Business Slalom Planned for Sport Relief


Barnsley businesses are being urged to get active and dig deep at a fun-filled day for Sport Relief 2014.

Sporting and fitness organisation Team Activ is hosting a sporting extravaganza packed…

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Tue 11th Mar, 2014 | 5:23pm

Triple Success For Netball Teams At The Grammar School At Leeds

Four netball teams from GSAL will play national finals over the coming two weeks
Four netball teams from GSAL will play national finals over the coming two weeks
Netball players from The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) are celebrating an important hat trick with three of the school's teams through to the final of a prestigious national competition.

Teams…

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Tue 11th Mar, 2014 | 1:34pm

England Vs Wales-Six Nations Match Report

Twickenham stadium photo by Tab59
Twickenham stadium photo by Tab59
England claimed their first Triple Crown in 11 years after beating reigning champions Wales 29-18 at Twickenham. They also increased their chances of winning the 2014 Six Nations title.

Yorkshire…

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Mon 10th Mar, 2014 | 10:40am

Happy Anniversary Blades!

Members of the team sporting vintage shirts
Members of the team sporting vintage shirts
A number of significant celebrations and events will mark the 125th anniversary of Sheffield United.

The forthcoming high profile game against Wolverhampton Wanderers on 22 March - the exact date…

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Fri 7th Mar, 2014 | 10:05am

A Woeful Tale

Home of the Bulls, photo by A4ANGHARAD
Home of the Bulls, photo by A4ANGHARAD
Bradford Bulls' full back Bret Kearney's fears over pay is the latest blow in a tumultuous recent history of the Bulls.

As of now, the club is bottom of the super league, with the six points…

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Wed 5th Mar, 2014 | 2:56pm

An Interview With Katie Summerhayes

The Olympic Village at Psekhako photo from Wikimedia
The Olympic Village at Psekhako photo from Wikimedia
Fresh from her return from Sochi, Katie Summerhayes agreed to talk to the Yorkshire Times on her experiences, best moments and her future plans. The Olympian was chatty, engaging and still coming…

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Wed 26th Feb, 2014 | 8:27am

I don't know my best team - Sherwood

Tottenham manager Tim Sherwood says he has so many players of a similar standard that he is unsure of his best side.

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18 Apr 2014 10:55 pm

Atletico Madrid 2-0 Elche

Atletico Madrid are three wins away from their first La Liga title since 1996 following a tense victory over Elche.

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18 Apr 2014 9:18 pm

Inverness CT 0-0 Aberdeen

Inverness and Aberdeen battle out a goalless draw as both pass up the chance to give their European hopes a lift.

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18 Apr 2014 8:50 pm

Simmonds qualifies for IPC Euros

Ellie Simmonds, Stephanie Slater and Amy Marren qualify for the European Championships at the British Para-Swimming meet.

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18 Apr 2014 8:00 pm

Blackpool 0-1 Burnley

Burnley edge closer to Premier League promotion as Michael Kightly's second-half goal seals victory over relegation-threatened Blackpool.

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18 Apr 2014 6:27 pm

VIDEO: O'Sullivan faces old foe at Crucible

Ronnie O'Sullivan will face a rival from his youth as he begins the defence of his World Championship title against Robin Hull.

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18 Apr 2014 5:49 pm

O'Sullivan 'not in Hendry's league yet'

Ronnie O'Sullivan believes he would need to win two more world titles to be considered snooker's greatest player.

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18 Apr 2014 5:33 pm

VIDEO: Moyes relishing return to Everton

Man Utd boss David Moyes is "looking forward" to going back to Goodison Park for Sunday's Premier League match against Everton.

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18 Apr 2014 5:22 pm

VIDEO: Moyes left 'great memories' - Martinez

Everton manager Roberto Martinez praises his predecessor David Moyes, who returns with Manchester United on Sunday.

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18 Apr 2014 5:17 pm

Wigan Athletic 3-0 Reading

Reading slip out of the play-offs as they are comprehensively beaten by Wigan, who strengthen their own top-six place.

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18 Apr 2014 4:45 pm

Cavendish to miss Giro d'Italia

Isle of Man cyclist Mark Cavendish is to miss the Giro d'Italia as he steps up his preparations for the Tour de France.

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18 Apr 2014 4:29 pm

Blackburn Rovers 0-0 Yeovil Town

Blackburn miss a chance to pile the pressure on their fellow play-off hopefuls with a dismal home draw against Yeovil.

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18 Apr 2014 4:17 pm

Wakefield 20-43 Castleford

Castleford Tigers run in eight tries to defeat Yorkshire rivals Wakefield and consolidate third spot in Super League.

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18 Apr 2014 3:51 pm

VIDEO: Golfer Larrazabal attacked by hornets

Spanish golfer Pablo Larrazabal is attacked by hornets and forced into a lake to avoid the swarm at the Malaysian Open.

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18 Apr 2014 3:07 pm

Neymar injury is latest Barca blow

Barcelona and Brazil striker Neymar will be sidelined for four weeks with a foot injury sustained against Real Madrid.

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18 Apr 2014 1:56 pm

Leeds Youngsters Meet Team Sky Cyclist Ben Swift

Youngsters from Otley Cycling Club & The Hunslet Club in Leeds meet Team Sky cyclist Ben Swift ahead of the Tour de France
Youngsters from Otley Cycling Club & The Hunslet Club in Leeds meet Team Sky cyclist Ben Swift ahead of the Tour de France
Lucky youngsters from Leeds got the chance to meet Team Sky rider, and local cycling star, Ben Swift this afternoon (Tuesday 15 April) thanks to a pre Tour De France event held in Leeds.

Twenty…

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Tue 15th Apr, 2014 | 3:34pm

London Marathon World Record Attempt

Lucas after London Marathon 2012
Lucas after London Marathon 2012
On Sunday, Kingston upon Hull resident, Lucas Meagor, a mature student studying Events Management, will run the London Marathon dressed as a cowboy in an attempt to break the World Record set in…

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Fri 11th Apr, 2014 | 4:24pm

Sports Scientists Prepare Bryn Hughes For Arctic Challenge Success


Sports scientists at Leeds Metropolitan University have helped prepare Bryn Hughes for the toughest physical challenge of his life - the North Pole marathon - in memory of his daughter PC Nicola…

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Fri 11th Apr, 2014 | 2:37pm

Luqman Liaqat
Qais Ashfaq: Boxing For Gold In 2016
By Luqman Liaqat
Features Writer
photo by carlbob
photo by carlbob
After missing out on representing Great Britain's boxing team at Bantamweight in London 2012, Leeds boxing ace Qais Ashfaq remains adamant that a second attempt will allow him to grab the…

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Wed 9th Apr, 2014 | 11:17am

Stalemate At The Shay

The Shay - photo by Matthew Wilkinson
The Shay - photo by Matthew Wilkinson
As far as games go, this Thursday night goalless draw at The Shay between two sides chasing the play off places was hardly a classic.

FC Halifax Town welcomed Braintree Town for what was the…

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Fri 4th Apr, 2014 | 4:47pm

Cycing Pro Scott Thwaites Backs The Dales Rider

Cycling pro Scott Thwaites tests out The Dales Rider route on the climb out of Askwith, near Ilkley. Photo copyright Bruce Rollinson
Cycling pro Scott Thwaites tests out The Dales Rider route on the climb out of Askwith, near Ilkley. Photo copyright Bruce Rollinson
PROFESSIONAL cyclist Scott Thwaites is encouraging the county's riders to sign up for Yorkshire Cancer Research's flagship event, The Dales Rider. The 24-year-old, one of three Yorkshiremen…

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Wed 2nd Apr, 2014 | 3:36pm

Accountants Take To The Streets For Local Disability Charity

L-R  Emma Harper; Helen Millar; Chris Bagnall; Alex Harnett; Rebecca Sutton; and Chelsea Hale
L-R Emma Harper; Helen Millar; Chris Bagnall; Alex Harnett; Rebecca Sutton; and Chelsea Hale
Business adviser Grant Thornton is once again entering a team into in the SIG Insulation Sheffield Half Marathon with all funds raised being donated to local disability charity and client, Autism…

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Sat 29th Mar, 2014 | 6:35pm

U12's Do the Treble At Harrogate Ladies' College

Under 12 lacrosse
Under 12 lacrosse
The Harrogate Ladies' College under 12 teams have had a phenomenal end to the season at the prestigious North Schools Lacrosse Championship. They had a nervous start against Queens School,…

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Wed 26th Mar, 2014 | 8:19pm

Kid Galahad Is European Super-Bantamweight


Kid Galahad became the European Super-bantamweight champion after defeating Spain's Sergio Prado at Ponds Forge in Sheffield.

In the process of victory, the 24 year old extended his winning run to…

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Mon 24th Mar, 2014 | 12:19pm

GSAL Teams Give Champion Performance At National Schools Netball Finals

U16 netball team L-R Yasmin Cant, Lucy Poskitt, Truly Ogbonson, Louise Marsden, Millie Jeavons, Rosie Harris, Hollie Bruce, Claudia Aston, Brinkley Ogbonson, Hannah Gorman, Lucy Stead
U16 netball team L-R Yasmin Cant, Lucy Poskitt, Truly Ogbonson, Louise Marsden, Millie Jeavons, Rosie Harris, Hollie Bruce, Claudia Aston, Brinkley Ogbonson, Hannah Gorman, Lucy Stead
The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) has reclaimed a national title last won by the school in 2012 - England Netball U16 National Schools Champions.

Teams enter the England Netball National Schools…

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Sat 22nd Mar, 2014 | 10:53am

Huddersfield Heat Seal Promotion

basketball hoop photo by Steve A Johnson
basketball hoop photo by Steve A Johnson
In 2009, Huddersfield Heat were in the four division. In 2014, Huddersfield won the Patrons Cup and got out of Division Two into the first at the first attempt. The man who has overseen this rapid…

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Wed 19th Mar, 2014 | 11:41am

Sheffield Boxing Stars To Pound Streets For Charity Cash

Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins
Adam Etches and Scott Jenkins
Two local boxing stars are swapping their gloves for running shoes as they take to the streets of Sheffield to raise money for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Charity.

Professional boxers Adam…

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Tue 18th Mar, 2014 | 9:20pm

The Colonel
Performance Plateau
By The Colonel
The Colonel's Journal

Have results stop showing? Maybe you have reached a "Performance Plateau"

Everyone loves exercising, especially when we first incorporate it in our lives; it's something new and gives us a sense…

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Mon 17th Mar, 2014 | 12:23pm

1,000 Pupils Compete In Celebration Of School Sport

Sports Hall Athletics
Sports Hall Athletics
More than 1,000 pupils came together in Sheffield to compete in nine different sports at the South Yorkshire Sainsbury's School Games 2014.

Students from Barnsley, Rotherham, Doncaster and…

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Fri 14th Mar, 2014 | 10:05pm

Giant Killers On Their Way to Wembley

Bramall Lane photo by Rich B-S
Bramall Lane photo by Rich B-S
Sometimes, a manager gets his reward. At Bramall Lane, the low point hit on the 1st of February. The club was resting second bottom in the division.
If you'd mentioned a trip to Wembley was on the…

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Tue 11th Mar, 2014 | 3:21pm

Ex Footballer And DJ Set Sights On Bowls Commonwealth Gold

Andy  and Graham (glasses)
Andy and Graham (glasses)
A FORMER footballer and an Ibiza DJ are swapping boots and beats for bowls in a bid to win Commonwealth gold.  The two Yorkshiremen only started flat green bowling in October 2012 and have now…

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Mon 10th Mar, 2014 | 12:30pm

Paralympian "Strictly" Star To Walk 100k For Blind Veterans UK

David Clarke - photo: Stephen Pover
David Clarke - photo: Stephen Pover
With 128 goals to his name, he has been described by the FA as "England's greatest goalscorer" and is set to hit the nation's screens later this month as part of a special edition of Strictly Come…

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Fri 7th Mar, 2014 | 1:51pm

Reality TV Veteran From York To Tackle 100k Walk In Under 24 Hours For Blind Veterans UK

Mark Sullivan, photo by Twenty Twenty Productions
Mark Sullivan, photo by Twenty Twenty Productions
An Army veteran and reality TV star from York has pledged to put himself to the ultimate fitness challenge and raise money for blind ex-Service men and women. 56-year old Mark Sullivan, who…

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Thu 6th Mar, 2014 | 6:01pm

Ambition And Kick It Out Champion Equality And Inclusion Through Football

Teams at the 2013 challenge photo by Ambition/Jason Skarratt Photography
Teams at the 2013 challenge photo by Ambition/Jason Skarratt Photography
Ambition and Kick It Out have joined forces for a second year to champion equality and inclusion through Ambition's annual 5-a-side football championship for young people.

The national 5-a-side…

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Tue 4th Mar, 2014 | 3:38pm

Woodhouse Championship Career Ends On A High In Hull

Boxing gloves photo by snow0810
Boxing gloves photo by snow0810
The Hull Ice Arena, was the stage for the remarkable end to Curtis Woodhouse's boxing career as he left as the British light-welterweight champion.

Woodhouse could not hide his joy and told the…

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Tue 25th Feb, 2014 | 3:54pm

VIDEO: Highlights: Glasgow 27-9 Ulster

Highlights from Glasgow's 27-9 win over Ulster in the Pro12 at Scotstoun.

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18 Apr 2014 9:32 pm

Harlequins 24-20 Leicester

Harlequins keep their play-off hopes alive as Mike Brown's late try secures a narrow victory over Leicester Tigers.

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18 Apr 2014 8:55 pm

Glasgow Warriors 27-9 Ulster

Glasgow Warriors illustrate their play-off credentials by beating Ulster and moving up to third in the Pro12.

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18 Apr 2014 8:27 pm

Grandeur wins Coral Easter Classic

Grandeur wins the Coral Easter Classic by a head, as British race meetings are held on Good Friday for the first time.

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18 Apr 2014 7:51 pm

Moyes who? Martinez magic has charmed Everton

Man Utd boss David Moyes will not get a warm welcome back at Everton, whose fans have fallen under Roberto Martinez's spell, writes Phil McNulty

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18 Apr 2014 5:53 pm

VIDEO: Doherty predicts Man Utd victory

BBC Sport's football expert Mark Lawrenson is up against snooker star and former world champion Ken Doherty in his weekly Premier League predictions.

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18 Apr 2014 5:48 pm

I've had no complaints - Pellegrini

Manchester City boss Manuel Pellegrini says he has had no criticism from the club's owners, despite trailing in the title race.

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18 Apr 2014 5:31 pm

ECB set to announce new England coach

The England and Wales Cricket Board will announce the identity of the new England coaching team at 10:30 BST on Saturday.

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18 Apr 2014 5:22 pm

Brentford 1-0 Preston North End

Brentford win promotion to the Championship after beating Preston North End thanks to Alan Judge's first-half penalty.

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18 Apr 2014 4:46 pm

Should gender come into play in sports governance?

British Cycling has set the gold standards in recent years, but even it felt change was needed at the top level.

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18 Apr 2014 4:38 pm

New Ferrari boss upbeat for future

Ferrari will do "whatever is needed" to return to the top of Formula 1, according to their new team principal.

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18 Apr 2014 4:21 pm

Warrington 44-6 Widnes

Warrington thrash a sorry Widnes side at the Halliwell Jones to leapfrog the Vikings in the Super League table.

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18 Apr 2014 3:59 pm

VIDEO: The life of cheeky Charley

The BBC is given exclusive access to the life of teenage golf sensation Charley Hull as she continues her rise to stardom in the game.

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18 Apr 2014 3:14 pm

VIDEO: History made at Good Friday races

Joe Wilson reports from Lingfield Park in Surrey on a historic day - as horse racing takes place in Britain for the first time on a Good Friday.

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18 Apr 2014 2:51 pm

Davis may be offered tour reprieve

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn says six-time world champion Steve Davis could get a professional tour wild card.

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18 Apr 2014 1:55 pm

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