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Football violence steals the headlines from Leeds United’s centenary week

Football violence steals the headlines from Leeds United’s centenary week

By Thomas Reyer Leeds United marked their centenary week with a narrow victory against Birmingham City at Elland Road, but the celebrations were overshadowed by crowd violence. Kalvin Phillips sealed a 1-0 victory for his boyhood club when he struck in the 65th minute, lifting Leeds to second in the table. However, towards the end of the match, it appeared […]

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Featherstone mayor hopeful Rovers’ million-pound game will lead to more investment in the town after interest “skyrocketed”

Featherstone mayor hopeful Rovers’ million-pound game will lead to more investment in the town after interest “skyrocketed”

By Grace Pritchard Toronto Wolfpack have at last secured their spot in super league – but not without the big city team being put under immense pressure by the small Yorkshire town.  This past season of Rugby League has been the year of the underdog, with the likes of Salford and Featherstone both challenging for promotion.  Whist Featherstone left Canada […]

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Leeds fans can dream after win over Derby

Leeds fans can dream after win over Derby

Leeds United supporters will be both anxious and excited for Wednesday’s play-off second leg against Derby County. The side are just two wins away from a return to the premier League, 15 years after last being in the competition. Matthew Ramage reports.

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LIVE: Boxing – Lomachenko v Pedraza

LIVE: Boxing – Lomachenko v Pedraza

Ring Magazine’s current pound-for-pound number one Vasyl ‘Hi-Tech’ Lomachenko (11-1; 9 KOs) takes on Jose ‘Sniper’ Pedraza (25-1; 12 KOs) from Madison Square Garden theatre on Saturday night. The fight will unify Lomachenko’s WBA (Super) title and Pedraza’s WBO belt in the Lightweight (135 lbs.) division. Three-weight world champion and two-time Olympic gold medallist Lomachenko will be looking to add another world title […]

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What has Marcelo Bielsa changed at Leeds United

What has Marcelo Bielsa changed at Leeds United

By Max Hunter Leeds United finished last season in 13th position in the Championship with 60 points under, their second permanent manager of the year the unsuited Paul Heckingbottom. They had started that season on top form with surprise choice of manager the Spaniard Thomas Christiansen. Christiansen was sacked in early February and Leeds’s season disappeared from there and Heckingbottom […]

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Tour de Yorkshire pioneering the world cycling scene as women’s race to be fully televised

Gary Verity at the route launch of the Tour De Yorkshire 2019.

By Tom Clayton The 2019 Tour de Yorkshire will be among the first cycling events in the world to have equal length stages for male and female riders, it was announced today. The event from Thursday May 2 to Sunday May 5 2019 will also see the women’s race televised alongside the men’s as they compete on the Friday and […]

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Leeds rugby club coaches beat Southgate to win coaching gong

Leeds rugby club coaches beat Southgate to win coaching gong

by James Fountain The coaches of Old Otliensians RFC in Otley have won the Great Coaching Moment of the Year prize at the 2018 UK Coaching Awards. The Leeds-based amateurs were chosen over Gareth Southgate, the England men’s football manager, and Tracey Neville, the England women’s netball coach. The trio of coaches – head coach Kris Stafford, 32, and his […]

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Women’s football on the up despite Ballon D’Or ‘twerk’ berk

Women’s football on the up despite Ballon D’Or ‘twerk’ berk

By Will Ford Harrogate Town Ladies say women’s football is on the up despite the controversial ‘twerking’ comment at the Ballon D’Or ceremony earlier this week. DJ Martin Solveig asked Ada Hegerberg if she knew how to ‘twerk’ on stage after becoming the first winner of the Women’s Ballon D’Or. Grace Adams, 30, a right winger at Harrogate Town Ladies, […]

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Where did it go wrong for Great Britain at the 2018 Hockey Champions Trophy?

Where did it go wrong for Great Britain at the 2018 Hockey Champions Trophy?

By Sam Bannister The 2018 Women’s Hockey Champions Trophy was virtually a write-off for Great Britain, who, despite entering the tournament as Olympic champions, managed just one win from six games. After failing to win any of their round robin matches, Britain finally claimed their sole victory in the fifth-place play-off, against Japan, to ensure the tournament ended on some […]

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What do the Autumn Internationals tell us about the upcoming Rugby World Cup?

The Webb Ellis Cup, the trophy awarded to the winner of the Rugby World Cup, is displayed at a commercial event for the Rugby World Cup 2019 in Tokyo on November 8, 2018. - Former All Black legend Dan Carter on November 8 tipped Japan to reach the knock-out stages of their home World Cup next year and warned favourites New Zealand will not have it all their own way. (Photo by Kazuhiro NOGI / AFP)        (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)

By Will Hopper With the 2019 Rugby World Cup now less than a year away, let’s analyse the recent Autumn Internationals and what they can tell us about the upcoming tournament. There is no other place to start than with Ireland. The number two ranked team in the world have very much laid down the gauntlet with their recent results; […]

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