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Courage of star player who fled Afghanistan

A brave teenager who fled Afghanistan and went on to win a rugby scholarship with Castleford Tigers has been honoured for his bravery.

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Wakefield snooker starlet Daughtery defends UK U21s title

Wakefield snooker starlet Stephanie Daughtery has successfully defended her UK Championship Under-21s title at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds.

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On the front row, from left to right, are Malcolm Lord (MC), Rotary President Chris Sharp, and Big Jim Mills. On the back row, left to right. are Ken Rollin, Brian Lockwood, Nick Fozzard, Paul Mallinder, Ian Brooke, Neil Fox, Terry Crook, Bob Haigh and Joe Bonnar.

Rugby legends pack down again

These rugby greats of yesteryear would have made a formidable team.

Lottery millions helping to bring world's top cyclists to Yorkshire for 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships

Lottery millions for Yorkshire cycling showcase 'will enhance UK as world leading host'

Millions of pounds of National Lottery funding for the 2019 UCI Road World Cycle Championships will help Yorkshire enhance the UK's reputation as a world leading host, says the head of UK Sport.
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Lizzie Armitstead on the start line for the womens Tour de Yorkshire race.

Yorkshire wins bid to host 2019 Road World Championships

Yorkshire’s standing as the capital of world cycling was confirmed today when it was announced that the county will host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships.

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Harrogate hosting the Tour de France in 2014. The UCI Road World Championships will come to Yorkshire in 2019.

Excitement across world peloton at return to Yorkshire

Yorkshire’s selection as host for the 2019 UCI Road World Championships has been greeted with delight across the peloton.

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Mark Cavendish (centre) shakes hands with Alberto Contador (left) and Chris Froome at the start of of the first stage of the Tour de France in in Leeds. Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Yorkshire awaits UCI decision over hosting cycling World Championships

Yorkshire is confident of being named host of the 2019 UCI Road World Championships on Wednesday.

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Harrison Baylis crosses for Morley in their derby defeat to Sandal. Picture: Dennis Elam.

Rugby Union: Sandal surge to derby win over Morley

Sandal ran in nine tries as they cruised to a 59-12 derby victory over National Three North rivals Morley on Saturday.

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Family’s tribute to one of city’s best athletes

Family’s tribute to one of city’s best athletes

The son of one of the city’s first athletes to represent Great Britain has paid tribute to his father.

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Video: Thousands line streets of Leeds for ‘Rio Heroes’ homecoming parade

Thousands of people lined the streets of Leeds to watch Yorkshire’s Olympic and Paralympic heroes celebrate their success in Rio at a homecoming parade.

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Rio Heroes: Replay Leeds homecoming parade blog

REPLay out our live feed for the Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds. Is your social media message featured?

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The route of the hotly-anticipated Rio Heroes homecoming parade in Leeds celebrating the achievements of Yorkshire Olympic and Paralympic athletes has been unveiled.

Unveiled: Parade route for Yorkshire's Rio heroes

Here it is – the route our Rio Heroes will take during a spectacular homecoming parade in Leeds city centre tomorrow.
In this videograb, Jonny Brownlee is helped over the line in Mexico by his brother Alistair

I’d have done it for anyone says Alistair Brownlee after sacrificing victory to help brother

Alistair Brownlee insisted he would have done the same for anyone after dramatically helping his ailing brother Jonny over the finish line at the World Triathlon series finale in Cozumel, Mexico.

Great Britain's closing ceremony flag bearer Kadeena Cox poses for a photo at British House during the eleventh day of the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games in Rio

Leeds golden girl Kadeena Cox to fly GB flag at Paralympics closing ceremony

Leeds’s own Paralympic golden girl Kadeena Cox has been chosen represent the nation’s champions at the closing ceremony of the 2016 Games in Rio.

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A great start for our Paralympic stars

Team GB’s women’s wheelchair basketball team won three out of their four games in the preliminary round of the Paralympic sporting competition.

RIO 2016: Leeds's own Alistair and Jonny Brownlee with their gold and silver medals for the Men's Triathlon. PIC: PA

Party time! Parade to celebrate Yorkshire athletes’ Rio success

YORKSHIRE’S Olympic and Paralympic stars are set to receive a heroes welcome at a special homecoming parade in Leeds later this month.


Yorkshire medal heroes: Brownlee brothers return home... with a craving for fish and chips

THE brilliant Brownlee brothers returned to Yorkshire with their Olympic medals proudly hung around their necks - before revealing they couldn’t wait to tuck into some good old Yorkshire fish and chips.

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Great Britain's Mo Farah with his gold medals for victory in the Men's 5000m and 10000m. (Picture: PA)

Rio 2016: Team GB’s Olympic medallists...and where Yorkshire would have finished on the medals table

Team GB claimed a record haul of 67 medals at the Rio Olympics, their most at an overseas Games, with Yorkshire contributing to 14 of them.

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Former Wakefield Trinity forward Ben Gledhill has joined Sandal

Rugby Union: New look Sandal warm-up with Sheffield clash

Sandal fans will get the chance to watch a new-look side at Milnthorpe Green on Saturday when Sheffield visit for a pre-season friendly (2.30pm).

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