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A Red And White Christmas
More than 40 Sheffield United players and coaching staff will be taking part in a Christmas community visit day on Wednesday (Dec 17) which will see the first team squad and some of the younger…
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Paul Stimpson
Pressure Mounts For Sheffield Teams After Yet Another Lacklustre Performance
By Paul Stimpson
Features Writer

A promising first half from Sheffield United was quickly cancelled out by Fleetwood Town as the League One sides played out a keenly contested 1-1 draw at the Highbury stadium.

Antoni Sarcevic…

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Mon 15th Dec, 2014 | 9:37am

Yorkshire Jets Net New Team Member

Brie Grierson (17 from Leeds), Gary Verity, Lauren Potter (22 from Sheffield) and Lucy Richardson (20 from Hull)
Brie Grierson (17 from Leeds), Gary Verity, Lauren Potter (22 from Sheffield) and Lucy Richardson (20 from Hull)
Two leading Yorkshire teams have netted themselves a unique partnership to promote the county.

Tourism agency Welcome to Yorkshire has teamed up with the county's top netball side Yorkshire Jets,…

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Thu 11th Dec, 2014 | 11:26am

Christmas Amateur Boxing Show At Huddersfield Sports Centre


The Gladiator Boxing Academy (GBA) is all set and ready to go as it looks to celebrate Christmas early on Friday's amateur show at Huddersfield Sports Centre. 20 bouts are scheduled for the…

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Tue 9th Dec, 2014 | 7:48pm

Wharfedale RUFC
Match Report: Macclesfield 24 Wharfedale 32
By Wharfedale RUFC
Wharfedale travelled to Macclesfield looking for their first ever win against the Blues in Cheshire. After a fine performance against one of the top five teams in the league, Richmond, last week, it…

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Mon 8th Dec, 2014 | 9:48am

Anne Completes 450km South American Charity Bike Ride!

Anne on her Argentina to Chile cycle ride
Anne on her Argentina to Chile cycle ride
Anne Wainwright (50) has recently returned from a marathon cycle ride from Bariloche in Argentina to Puerto Varas, the 'City of Roses' in Chile, a distance of over 450kms.

Paying for all of her…

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Wed 3rd Dec, 2014 | 6:23pm

Olympic Stars Sign Off Special Year For Leeds Cycling


Leeds City Council was this week presented with a signed Great Britain jersey in recognition of a highly successful and special year of partnership with British Cycling.

The framed jersey was…

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Sun 30th Nov, 2014 | 3:14pm

Disappointing Week For Sheffield Teams


A tumultuous week for Sheffield United was made even more disappointing by the result at Bramall Lane on Saturday - where the Blades had to fight for a 1-1 against fellow play-off hopefuls Oldham…

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Mon 24th Nov, 2014 | 5:04pm

Ben Harris
Yorkshire Jets Bring Pre-Season Preparations To Hull
By Ben Harris
Sports Writer and Photographer

The Yorkshire Jets, Yorkshire's Netball Superleague team, are bringing their pre-season preparations to Hull next month.

They will host a friendly against Loughborough Lightning on Monday 8…

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Fri 21st Nov, 2014 | 2:44pm

Roy Hodgson Is Good Enough To Take England To The Next Step


After the dreadful campaign that we saw in Brazil over the summer, there were serious doubts over Roy Hodgson's tenure as manager as we saw a tepid, lacklustre tournament.

There is no doubting…

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Thu 20th Nov, 2014 | 12:02pm

Cycling Club Donates £3,910 To Yorkshire Cancer Research


Selby Cycling Club has donated £3,910 to Yorkshire Cancer Research from the profits of the Selby Three Swans Sportive.

More than 700 cyclists completed rides of 100, 60 and 30 miles at the…

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Wed 19th Nov, 2014 | 8:29pm

Josh Chapman
Woking Win Hits Halifax Play Off Hopes
By Josh Chapman
Sports correspondent
The Shay - photo John Lord
The Shay - photo John Lord
Fresh of two games in three days, Halifax returned to action as fellow play-off chasers Woking made the long trip north for this Sunday lunchtime fixture.

With the corresponding last fixture…

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Mon 17th Nov, 2014 | 4:00pm

Gladiators Prepare

Burt Warren
Burt Warren
Linthwaite-based Gladiators Boxing Academy (GBA) is preparing for two shows in consecutive nights, as five professionals take to the ring first on 14th November in Sheffield and then the following…

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Mon 17th Nov, 2014 | 9:16am

Narrow Defeat For Shaymen

The Shay - photo John Lord
The Shay - photo John Lord
Halifax succumbed to a narrow defeat at Blundell Park in this clash between two of the large chasing back behind current leaders Barnet.

Yet just forty eight hours removed from the FA Cup defeat…

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Thu 13th Nov, 2014 | 4:30pm

College Pupil Chosen For Independent Schools "Lambs" North Squad

Seb Lee
Seb Lee
An aspiring Ashville College rugby player has been picked to play for the Independent School's U13 North squad.

Seb Lee, 11, will be making his debut for the "Lambs" against Sedburgh School on…

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Fri 7th Nov, 2014 | 3:43pm

Pennine Canoe Polo: 14th best club team in Europe

Daniel Bailey defending against Veurne, Belgium
Daniel Bailey defending against Veurne, Belgium
Pennine Canoe Polo from Yorkshire achieved 14th in the European Canoe Polo Champions League in St Omer, France.

The team, having never previously qualified, secured a place in the competition…

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Fri 31st Oct, 2014 | 9:23am

Brighouse Defeated In Spiritous Effort


Despite a spirited attempt at a comeback after falling three goals behind, Brighouse Town slipped to a defeat which now leaves them below Clitheroe in the Division One North standings.

The…

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Fri 31st Oct, 2014 | 8:47am

Gold, Silver And Bronze For Yorkshire Sports Clubs At National Awards

(L-R) Charlotte Gilligan, from Baildon Rugby Club, Louise Forrest, from West Yorkshire Sport, and Mumtaz Khan and Asma Mayat, from Onna Ju-Jitsu
(L-R) Charlotte Gilligan, from Baildon Rugby Club, Louise Forrest, from West Yorkshire Sport, and Mumtaz Khan and Asma Mayat, from Onna Ju-Jitsu
Yorkshire clubs picked up a hat trick of awards at a national sports event hosted at the Houses of Parliament.

Representing West Yorkshire Sport, Bradford-based Onna Ju-Jitsu was awarded…

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Mon 27th Oct, 2014 | 1:46pm

London Calling For Huddersfield Boxer Ismail Anwar

Huddersfield boxer, Ismail Anwar
Huddersfield boxer, Ismail Anwar
Huddersfield boxer Ismail Anwar has been handed a place alongside Dewsbury's Gary Sykes on next month's big London ExCel Arena show.

Holder Sykes will defend his British super-featherweight title…

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Mon 27th Oct, 2014 | 10:57am

Sheffield Bags Two Major Swimming Championships


Ponds Forge International Sports Centre is set to take centre stage when it plays host to two major Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) championships this month.

The venue will welcome 40 teams…

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Mon 13th Oct, 2014 | 5:51pm

Bizzie Lizzie's Fuels Barnoldswick Town Juniors' Success

Barnoldswick Town Juniors Under 10s Yellows
Barnoldswick Town Juniors Under 10s Yellows
Skipton's best loved fish & chip restaurant, Bizzie Lizzie's, has become official sponsors of Barnoldswick Town Juniors Under 10s Yellows.

The team desperately needed a new strip, when family run…

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Fri 10th Oct, 2014 | 3:14pm

Doncaster Knights Come Out Victorious In Derby

Photo © Captis Picture Agency
Photo © Captis Picture Agency
Yorkshire Carnegie suffered their second home defeat of the season at the hands of local rivals Doncaster Knights in a particularly eventful contest.

The opening stages were fairly subdued with a…

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Wed 1st Oct, 2014 | 9:00am

Yorkshire Jets Unveil Squad For New Season


With just a few weeks until the start of the Yorkshire Jets new campaign, which begins in Sheffield in January, Head Coach Anna Carter has unveiled the players who will compete for the Jets in the…

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Sun 14th Dec, 2014 | 3:06pm

Luqman Liaqat
Ismael Anwar Loses To Romeo Romaeo
By Luqman Liaqat
Features Writer
photo by Royalty-FreeCorbis
photo by Royalty-FreeCorbis
Lightweight boxer Ismael Anwar is deeply disappointed with the loss to Bristol's Romeo Romaeo but believes he was in with a chance of coming out on top at the ExCel Centre in London.

"The shot in…

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Tue 9th Dec, 2014 | 7:52pm

Sheffield Reigns Supreme After Blackburn And Plymouth Brushed Aside


What a difference a win does for morale.

In my first weekly report on the Sheffield sides - the season was already looking a bleak one for the Owl's - a win anywhere looked impossible with morale…

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Mon 8th Dec, 2014 | 5:04pm

Ten Medals At Nationals For iceSheffield Skaters

Junior Pairs Molly Lanaghan and Jake Astill
Junior Pairs Molly Lanaghan and Jake Astill
A team from Sheffield have gone from novice skaters to national champions winning ten medals and four titles at the 2014 British Figure Skating Championships.

iceSheffield's squad dominated the…

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Sat 6th Dec, 2014 | 1:22pm

Cheers of Relief Ring Around Sheffield As United & Wednesday Enter The Festive Period


A Stevie May brace gave Sheffield Wednesday their first win in 10 games - and took them to 13th in the Championship table.

The scot finished either side of the interval, cancelling out Wigan's…

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Mon 1st Dec, 2014 | 2:59pm

Record Sales For UK Snooker


Box office records for snooker's Coral UK Championship are set to be smashed.

The tournament starts at the York Barbican today and runs until December 7, with top stars like Ronnie O'Sullivan,…

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Tue 25th Nov, 2014 | 1:24pm

Yorkshire's Grandest Grand Départ Captured On Film


Yorkshire's Catapult Films has created a short film capturing the start of 101st Tour de France as it set off from Harewood House and came through Otley on Saturday 5th July 2014.

Directed and…

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Fri 21st Nov, 2014 | 5:42pm

Coral To Sponsor UK Championship


World Snooker is delighted to announce Coral as the title sponsor of the 2014 UK Championship.

The 2014 Coral UK Championship will run from November 25 to December 7 at the York Barbican with 128…

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Fri 21st Nov, 2014 | 2:36pm

The Grammar School at Leeds 1st XV Book Their Place In Champions Trophy Final At Allianz Park

GSAL 1st XV
GSAL 1st XV
Rugby players in the 1st XV at The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) are hoping to repeat the national cup-winning ways they enjoyed as U15s, when they play in the final of the inaugural U18 Schools…

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Wed 19th Nov, 2014 | 8:47pm

Leeds Youngster Crowned Cycling Champion

 Ten year old cycling champion, Bjoern Koerdt
Ten year old cycling champion, Bjoern Koerdt
Ten year old Bjoern Koerdt from Bramhope, Leeds, has won the U12 Yorkshire Cyclocross Championship in his first-ever winter cross season.

Bjoern, a pupil at Bramhope Primary School and the…

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Wed 19th Nov, 2014 | 4:21pm

Millie Ups A Gear

Millie Cass
Millie Cass
Plucky paracyclist Millie Cass doesn't let Hereditary Motor & Sensory Neuropathy get in the way of her ambitions.

The 15 year old, a pupil at Silverdale School, has been selected for the Great…

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Mon 17th Nov, 2014 | 10:51am

Ammar Akbar and Jacob Quinn Win For Huddersfield Gladiators Boxing Academy In Rotherham

Jacob Quinn
Jacob Quinn
Huddersfield Gladiators Boxing Academy achieved success at a Rotherham amateur show with two impressive wins and one strong display in defeat. Gladiators' Ammar Akbar, at 52kg, showed great…

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Mon 17th Nov, 2014 | 9:05am

Chapeltown Juniors Kick Off A New Season With Taylor Wimpey


Taylor Wimpey is delighted to announce it has renewed its sponsorship of Chapeltown Juniors FC (U16s).

The funds have provided thick winter coats for training during the winter months and…

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Tue 11th Nov, 2014 | 10:47pm

Harrogate Rugby Club Welcomes Scandinavian Visitors


Harrogate Rugby Union Football Club (HRUFC) played host to a contingent of Scandinavian visitors keen to learn more about the game in Yorkshire.

The eight visitors from Norway, Sweden and Denmark…

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Fri 31st Oct, 2014 | 12:27pm

Five Star Shaymen Set Up Derby Date

The Shay - photo by John Lord
The Shay - photo by John Lord
With the chance of hosting League One giants Bradford City awaiting the winner, it set the scene nicely for this FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay at The Shay.

And against ten men, Halifax…

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Fri 31st Oct, 2014 | 9:17am

Thomas Feaheny
Luke Campbell And Tommy Coyle Reports
By Thomas Feaheny
Boxing Correspondent
photo by Royalty-FreeCorbis
photo by Royalty-FreeCorbis
Luke Campbell and Tommy Coyle both impressed in their home city of Hull as they moved a step closer to a fight between the two, as both won their bouts at the Hull Arena. Both boxers left their…

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Thu 30th Oct, 2014 | 4:05pm

Athlete Support Scheme Gives Top STARS A Chance To Shine


Top amateur athletes will get a big head start thanks to free training at the city's best sports facilities.

Leeds City Council have agreed to extend the Supporting Talented Athletes Recognition…

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Mon 27th Oct, 2014 | 1:13pm

Tyrone Nurse To Bounce Back

boxing gloves photo by Royalty-FreeCorbis
boxing gloves photo by Royalty-FreeCorbis
Tyrone Nurse is confident he can bounce back from the defeat which cost him his position as mandatory British light-welterweight title challenger. The Huddersfield 24-year-old was beaten for only…

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Thu 23rd Oct, 2014 | 5:22pm

West Yorkshire European Weightlifting Star Steps Up To Launch School Games

Rebekah Tiler lifts Raeese Smith
Rebekah Tiler lifts Raeese Smith
British and European weightlifting champion Rebekah Tiler was on hand to inspire pupils at the launch of the 2014/15 Jet2 Holidays West Yorkshire School Games.

The youngsters took part in an…

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Mon 13th Oct, 2014 | 4:47pm

Louise Celebrates Winning An Award


Louise Edwards based in South Harrogate, is celebrating after receiving a £300 donation from the MARS Milk Play Fund.

Louise is an international powerlifter, representing Great Britain, she…

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Mon 6th Oct, 2014 | 2:35pm

Jets Take Superleague Netball Across Yorkshire For New Season


Yorkshire's only elite netball team, the Yorkshire Jets, have announced their fixtures for the 2015 national Superleague season.

The season will see matches take place across the region in the…

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Tue 30th Sep, 2014 | 12:41pm

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