English Open: Hard graft finally paying off for York rookie Hugill at Metrodome

Ashley Hugill is determined to make it as a professional snooker player after years battling to join the World Snooker tour.


Video - English Open: Snooker’s top stars making a splash at Barnsley’s Metrodome

First we had the Hurricane, then the Whirlwind, now snooker has the Calypso Cove, as the Dafabet English Open rolled into Barnsley yesterday.


English Open: World's best players arrive in Barnsley

Peter Lines was a first-round casualty on the opening day of the Dafabet English Open.
Chris Basham of Sheffield Utd heads the first goal against Ipswich (Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage)

Big-match verdict: Winning mentality can help pace-setters Sheffield United go the distance – Basham

Chris Basham believes Sheffield United’s experience in romping to the League One title last season can help the Blades this year.

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Chris Basham celebrates.

Sheffield United 1 Ipswich 0: Basham earns Blades victory

Sheffield United went level with Championship leaders Cardiff City after a 1-0 win over Ipswich Town at Bramall Lane.
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Snooker player David Grace pictured at Northern Snooker Centre, Leeds. (Picture: Simon Hulme)

Big Interview: Snooker’s Amazing Grace happy to be losing ... weight

TWO years ago, underdog David Grace made sporting headlines with a stunning run to the UK Championship semi-finals.

Snooker player Chris Keogan from Sprotbrough, Doncaster, is sponsored by Club Doncaster.

Testing times for tour rookie Keogan after O’Sullivan loss

Doncaster rookie Chris Keogan has had a tough baptism to life as a professional snooker player.

Sheffield United goalkeeper Jamal Blackman. Picture: Simon Bellis

Sheffield United v Ipswich Town: Blackman enjoying steep learning curve with Blades

Jamal Blackman was not a familiar name when he arrived at Sheffield United in the summer, but that is changing swiftly.

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Doncaster Rovers; Niall Mason in action. Picture: Chris Etchells

Charlton Athletic v Doncaster Rovers: Learning from mistakes sees Rovers secure firmer footing

Niall Mason is hoping Doncaster Rovers have finally learned their lesson on adapting to life in League One.

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Ronnie O'Sullivan

English Open: Ronnie O’Sullivan targets maximum return at the Metrodome

Ronnie O’Sullivan will bank a £40,000 bonus if he can add to his record haul of 147 maximum breaks at next week’s English Open.

Mathieu Baudry played for 60 minutes in midweek for Doncaster Rovers' Development team.

Doncaster Rovers’ boss Ferguson must decide right moment to restore Baudry

French defender Mathieu Baudry is pushing for a recall at Doncaster Rovers after recovering from injury.

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Internet sensation: Sheffield Uniteds David Brooks has garnered a large online following for his cheeky nutmeg of Wednesdays Jack Hunt in the Sheffield derby. (Picture: Sportimage)

Wales despair can be a launchpad for Sheffield United’s David Brooks

MANAGER Chris Wilder believes Sheffield United’s rising star David Brooks will only get better after his first taste of international football, which ended in World Cup misery.

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No quick return for Ched Evans after operation, insists Sheffield United boss

Chris Wilder expects Sheffield United striker Ched Evans to be sidelined for up to six weeks before he returns to training after his ankle operation.

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Chris Keogan

English Open draw: Yorkshire hopefuls handed tough openers in Barnsley

Doncaster rookie Chris Keogan faces a daunting opening match against Ding Junhui in the English Open.

HELLO AGAIN: Northampton Town's Alex Revell Picture: David Davies/PA

Rotherham UNited v Northampton Town: No time for sentiment as Millers legend Revell returns with Cobblers

MANAGER Paul Warne wants Rotherham United to spoil the return of Millers legend Alex Revell today.

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FLASHPOINT: Angus MacDonald clashes with Sheffield United's Leon Clarke at Bramall Lane in August. Picture: Simon Bellis/Sportimage

Millwall v Barnsley: Sidelined Angus MacDonald desperate to return to the fray for Reds

Barnsley captain Angus MacDonald is still paying the price for his red card in the South Yorkshire derby at Sheffield United.

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Heckingbottom wants to silence Barnsley boo-boys

Paul Heckingbottom has jumped to the defence of Barnsley’s under-fire midfielder Brad Potts.
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Keiffer Moore: Injury doubt.

Blackburn v Rotherham: Old friends collide at Ewood Park

Lee Frecklington is not looking forward to coming up against former Rotherham United team-mate Richie Smallwood tonight.

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Game over: Rotherham's Jerry Yates makes it 5-1 against Oldham.
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Big-match verdict: Restored Ryan Williams making up for lost time with Rotherham United

Ryan Williams is hoping to prove the doubters wrong after his torrid time at Barnsley.

Rotherham's Anthony Forde celebrates making it 4-1 against Oldham. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

HIGHLIGHTS: Rotherham United 5 Oldham Athletic 1: ‘Elite subs’ bring joy to Millers chief Warne and fans

ROTHERHAM UNITED went goal crazy again at the AESSEAL New York Stadium, smashing five against strugglers Oldham Athletic.

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