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Nick Westby

Sports editor, The Yorkshire Post and Johnston Press Yorkshire

Ed Clancy sets sights on more golden moments

Yorkshire’s most decorated Olympian made a successful return to the track at the weekend, but was quick to shift his focus – and that of his team – towards the serious matter of next Spring’s world championships.

Cycling
Jo Pavey

Weekend Interview: All mums are amazing, insists athletics’ ‘super-mum’ Jo Pavey

FOR all top-tier athletes, there is a moment in their careers when everything fuses together perfectly, when they feel unbeatable, invincible almost, and achieve their lifetime ambition.

Athletics
Rotherham Titans head coach Andy Key

Rotherham Titans visit Bristol in hope rather than fear

When you are winless at the foot of the table, there can be no more daunting a task than a trip to the unbeaten league leaders.

Rugby union
Great Britain's Ollie Wood. Picture: Adam Davy/PA.

Ollie Wood sets off in in pursuit of fulfilling his Tokyo dream

For years now, Yorkshire has been able to boast one of the greatest team pursuit cyclists in the history of the discipline – Ed Clancy.

Cycling
BaBarnsley's head coach Paul Heckingbottom. (Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe)

Pragmatic Heckingbottom feels Barnsley’s peak is likely to prove out of his reach

Asked to assess how far he has come in a little over 18 months in management, Paul Heckingbottom rocks back in his chair and exhales slowly.

Barnsley FC

Stability better late than never for Barnsley defender Zeki Fryers

As well as securing a welcome three points on home soil, Zeki Fryers’s first goal for Barnsley on Saturday will have gone a long way to helping the left-back establish himself in the Reds’ first team.

Barnsley FC

Barnsley v Birmingham City: Recall sees Roberts make Oakwell return

Paul Heckingbottom hopes Barnsley fans give returning defender Marc Roberts the respect his efforts for the club deserve when he comes back to Oakwell with Birmingham City today.

Barnsley FC
Shaw Lane FC chairman/owner Craig Wood with the temporary stand which has been erected at their ground in Barnsley ahead of the club's FA Cup first round match against Mansfield on Saturday. (Picture: Scott Merrylees)

Shaw Lane’s FA Cup journey is great for Barnsley – Heckingbottom

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom says the achievement of neighbouring Shaw Lane in reaching the first round of the FA Cup is a great boost for the town.

Barnsley FC

Paul Heckingbottom commits future to Barnsley as Black Cats prowl

Head coach Paul Heckingbottom has reaffirmed his commitment to Barnsley amid reports suggesting he is in the frame to succeed Simon Grayson as Sunderland’s manager.

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Barnsley chief Heckingbottom dismisses Sunderland link

Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom has distanced himself from reports linking him with the managerial vacancy at Sunderland.

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On target: Michael Hector scores Hull's second goal.

Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Verdict: Hull City must learn to show their teeth following Nottingham Forest defeat

On a night when a section of Hull City’s fanbase expressed their discontent with the club in the form of a mid-match protest, defender Michael Hector called on his team-mates to show similar passion for the Tigers on the pitch.

Hull City
Fraizer Campbell and Michael Mancienne challenge for a corner ball, during Hull City's clash with Nottingham Forest. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Hull City player ratings: Bowen headlines lacklustre Tigers display

Hull City fell to a 3-2 defeat to Nottingham Forest in the Championship’s tea-time kick-off. Read our player ratings here...

Hull City
Fraizer Campbell and Joe Worrall challenge for the ball, during Hull City's clash with Nottingham Forest. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Hull City 2 Nottingham Forest 3: Mistakes costly says Slutsky as Dowell condemns Tigers

On the day England’s Under-17s won their World Cup, a young Everton midfielder who helped the nation’s Under-20s win their equivalent tournament earlier this year, scored a hat-trick as Nottingham Forest ended Hull City’s mini-revival.

Hull City
Fans held aloft face masks of Ehab Allam

PHOTOS: Hull City supporters stage 1904 protest against owners

A section of Hull City’s supporters staged a protest against the club’s owners, the Allam family, during Saturday tea-time’s televised Championship encounter with Nottingham Forest.
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Richard List.

Rugby Union: Prop Richard List joins elite group at Doncaster Knights

Doncaster Knights prop Richard List marks his 200th game for the club in front of the Sky television cameras tomorrow when Cornish Pirates visit Castle Park.

Rugby union
Lewis Hamilton stands on the brink of British motor-racing history in Mexico.

Interview: Ex-Manor boss on day it dawned Lewis Hamilton was destined to drive to Formula 1 glory

It was a cold and damp day in November, 2001, on a quiet race track in rural Leicestershire, when John Booth – a battle-hardened racer from an old pit village in South Yorkshire – witnessed something quite special.

Motorsport
Arizona Cardinals Larry Fitzgerald (left) and Los Angeles' Rams Andrew Whitworth after the International Series NFL match at Twickenham, London which Rams won 33-0.

Nick Westby: NFL extending boundaries and leaving football in its wake

Ten years after the NFL first touched down in London, the 20th and 21st games of the American football regular season are being staged in the nation’s capital.

Football
England's Clinton Woods celebrates his victory over Mexico's Julio Gonzalez in the IBF light-heavyweight title fight at Hallam FM Arena, Sheffield. (Picture: Peter Byrne/PA Wire)

Story of a champion that leaves even Clinton Woods himself humbled

For Clinton Woods, the former light heavyweight champion of the world, the sport of boxing was a way to make a living, it was an escape, it was his saviour, but it was never his passion.

Boxing
Setting the tone: Nile Wilson at Leeds Gymastics Club where he trains, ahead of the world championships in Montreal which start next week. (Picture: James Hardisty)

World Championships: Balanced Nile Wilson hoping to meet all-around ambition

One year on from the highs of winning an Olympic medal, Nile Wilson heads to Montreal this weekend seeking a performance that will underline his place among the world’s elite.

Olympics
Chantal Blaak of The Netherlands crosses the finish line in first place, during the UCI Cycling Road World Championships World Championships Women Elite Road Race in Bergen, Norway on Saturday. (Cornelius Poppe/NTB Scanpix via AP)

Ben Swift and Lizzie Deignan show bravery but Peter Sagan steals the show again

There was to be no Yorkshire winner of the major prizes at the UCI Road World Championships over the weekend, but there were two notable performances.

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