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Nomination Of The Commonwealth Games Baton Carriers
Thousands of people have found out if they were part of the lucky few chosen for the role of baton bearers for the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games. While in principle similar to the Olympic torch,…
Overlooking Sheffield photo by Matthew Hillier
Cougars v Dewsbury Rams 4 May, 3pm KO
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Badminton Girls Make School History By Reaching National Final

GSAL KS3 girls' badminton team: back L-R Jessie Ducker, Beth Irwin-Jones and Sophie Lancaster; front L-R Helen and Sian Kelly
GSAL KS3 girls' badminton team: back L-R Jessie Ducker, Beth Irwin-Jones and Sophie Lancaster; front L-R Helen and Sian Kelly
A girls' badminton team from The Grammar School at Leeds (GSAL) has served up a first for the school by winning through to the national final of England's top badminton competition for schools.

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Thu 24th Apr, 2014 | 10:05pm

Sheffield Trampoline Star Helps GB To European Gold

Bryony Page
Bryony Page
Sheffield star Bryony Page has won gold at the 2014 Trampoline European Championships in Portugal. British Champion Bryony, 22, who trains at Ponds Forge International Sports Centre, was part of…

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Wed 23rd Apr, 2014 | 3:31pm

Leeds City Council Names Batonbearers On Day 13 Of Commonwealth Games Queen's Baton Relay

 L-R Batonbearers Laura Beardsmore, Ali Jawad, Nile Wilson and Norman Stephens outside Leeds Civic Hall
L-R Batonbearers Laura Beardsmore, Ali Jawad, Nile Wilson and Norman Stephens outside Leeds Civic Hall
With just under 100 days to go until the XX Commonwealth Games begins in Glasgow, Leeds today announced the six Batonbearers selected to carry the Queen's Baton when it arrives in the city.

The…

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Sat 19th Apr, 2014 | 4:57pm

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

GB beat Dutch to retain bronze hope

Great Britain retain hope of finishing third in their World Championship group with a 4-3 win over the Netherlands.

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24 Apr 2014 8:45 pm

Klopp rules out Man Utd switch

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24 Apr 2014 8:09 pm

Ali Carter on catching up after cancer

Ali Carter hoped to take it easy after his cancer battle - but top-16 rankings, World Championship ambitions and bills got in the way

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24 Apr 2014 5:14 pm

Ulster sign lock Van der Merwe

South African lock Franco van der Merwe will play at Ravenhill next season after agreeing a two-year deal with Ulster.

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24 Apr 2014 4:19 pm

Sevilla v Valencia CF

Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Europa League game between Sevilla and Valencia CF.

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24 Apr 2014 4:06 pm

Monk takes safety-first approach

Garry Monk is not thinking about his own future and is fully focused on securing Swansea City's Premier League survival.

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24 Apr 2014 3:55 pm

Sire De Grugy seeks Celebration win

Sire De Grugy will seek to end his excellent season with a fifth straight win in the Celebration Chase at Sandown on Saturday.

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24 Apr 2014 3:28 pm

Hall delays professional dream

Golfer Georgia Hall delays her plans to turn professional until later in the year because of a lack of funding.

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24 Apr 2014 3:07 pm

Home nations in Euro 2020 scrap - SFA

Scotland will need to outdo their closest neighbours if Glasgow is to be a Euro 2020 host city, says SFA chief Stewart Regan.

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24 Apr 2014 3:02 pm

Woods hopeful of summer return

Tiger Woods hopes to return to competition this summer but is more concerned with his long-term fitness, his agent says.

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24 Apr 2014 2:57 pm

GB boxers set for England Finals

A clash between flyweights Charlie Edwards and Jack Bateson could be the highlight of the England Boxing Finals.

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24 Apr 2014 1:44 pm

VIDEO: Sarginson finishes stunning team try

Dan Sarginson of Wigan Warriors scores the Super League's try of the week in his side's 33-14 win at St Helens.

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24 Apr 2014 12:23 pm

Dyson shares lead in China Open

England's Simon Dyson shoots a five-under-par 67 to take a share of the lead after the first round of the China Open.

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24 Apr 2014 12:11 pm

VIDEO: Moyes will bounce back - Martinez

Everton manager Roberto Martinez says David Moyes will bounce back following his dismissal as Manchester United boss.

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24 Apr 2014 11:29 am

Rangers' finances fragile - Easdale

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24 Apr 2014 11:10 am

Yorkshire Premiere Sports Team Backing Helps To Boost Leeds Varsity Legacy

Kevin Sinfield
Kevin Sinfield
On Friday the 25th of April and the University of Leeds and Leeds Metropolitan University will compete against each other in a Twenty20 Cricket contest at Yorkshire County Cricket Club.

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Thu 24th Apr, 2014 | 9:54pm

Josh Chapman
Seven Minute Horror Show Costs Cougars
By Josh Chapman
Sports correspondent
Keighley Cougars fell victim to defeat at their away games against top team Featherstone Rovers after a seven minute first half spell in which they were blown away.

First an error out of the scrum…

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Wed 23rd Apr, 2014 | 11:01am

Former England Sports Stars Coach Kids At Harrogate School

Dean Headley with Henry Collins, six; Thomas Jeffrey, eight; Isaac Light, nine and Elliot Matthews, nine
Dean Headley with Henry Collins, six; Thomas Jeffrey, eight; Isaac Light, nine and Elliot Matthews, nine
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…

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Thu 17th Apr, 2014 | 12:45pm

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

VIDEO: Robertson's 'sublime' 140 break

World number one Neil Robertson makes a "sublime" 140 on his way to a 10-2 second round victory over Mark Williams.

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24 Apr 2014 8:17 pm

Selby leads despite Carter rally

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24 Apr 2014 5:21 pm

VIDEO: Andy Murray on music, jokes and hair

Training to music, the next the best sport to tennis, the importance of a sportsman's appearance... find out what Andy Murray had to say.

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24 Apr 2014 5:09 pm

Norwich expect 'lifted' Man Utd

Norwich City boss Neil Adams expects to face a Manchester United side buoyed by the dismissal of boss David Moyes.

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24 Apr 2014 4:09 pm

Pearson relaxed about Foxes contract

Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson insists he is not worried about his unresolved contract situation.

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24 Apr 2014 4:05 pm

Moyes 'Chosen One' banner removed

The banner that marked David Moyes's appointment as Manchester United manager has been removed from Old Trafford.

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24 Apr 2014 3:32 pm

Benfica v Juventus

Preview followed by live coverage of Thursday's Europa League game between Benfica and Juventus.

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24 Apr 2014 3:22 pm

VIDEO: How to get to the top - Carberry

England batsman Michael Carberry talks to Keri-Anne Payne about what inspired him to play cricket

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24 Apr 2014 3:04 pm

Thornley could miss rest of season

Wigan Warriors could be without versatile back Iain Thornley for the rest of the season as he needs shoulder surgery.

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24 Apr 2014 3:00 pm

Thursday's gossip column

Olic rejects Stoke, Man Utd want Shaw and Cavani, Moyes in shock Spurs link, Barcelona revive Luiz interest, and Wenger to sign new deal.

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24 Apr 2014 2:04 pm

Collins denies rift with Patterson

Derry City boss Roddy Collins says Rory Patterson's omission from recent matches is for football reasons only.

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24 Apr 2014 1:42 pm

VIDEO: Super League: Try of the week

Dan Sarginson of Wigan Warriors scores the Super League's try of the week in his side's 33-14 win at St Helens.

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24 Apr 2014 12:23 pm

Wiggins & Froome skip Giro d'Italia

Team Sky will be without Britons Sir Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome for the Giro d'Italia, which starts in Belfast on 9 May.

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24 Apr 2014 11:48 am

VIDEO: Golf champion, 8, wins Masters tournament

Harry Callow, 8, tells BBC South Today he was inspired to take up golf after watching the film Happy Gilmore and is being mentored by US Open champion Justin Rose.

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24 Apr 2014 11:23 am

Moores 'owes a lot to Lancashire'

Peter Moores says he was grateful for the chance to bid a proper farewell to Lancashire before becoming England coach.

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24 Apr 2014 11:07 am

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