£900m devolution deal ‘in the balance’ in Sheffield City Region

£900m plans for devolution in South Yorkshire ‘hang in the balance,’ threatening jobs and stability for thousands of people, according to business chiefs.

Marc Scott winning the NCAA title earlier this year.

Move over Mo Farah – Yorkshire’s unheralded Marc Scott ready to step up

Four-time Olympic gold medallist Mo Farah will run in the British vest for a final time on the track at this summer’s World Championships in London.


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Hannah Cockroft

Halifax star Cockroft eyes triple defence and world record in London

Five-time Paralympic champion Hannah Cockroft remains determined to break her own 100m world record as she prepares for the World Para Athletics Championships.


YP Comment: Golden girl Jess

She was a superstar of track and field and Sheffield’s golden girl, Jessica Ennis-Hill, basked in the spotlight once again yesterday as she was made a dame at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace for her services to athletics.

Easter saw the traditional teaching conferences.

YP Letters: Holidays in term-time a selfish act

From: Brian H Sheridan, Redmires Road, Sheffield.

Leeds's Alistair Brownlee.

Alistair Brownlee undecided over Commonwealth Games marathon

Double Olympic triathlon champion Alistair Brownlee says he has not ruled out stepping up to run the marathon at next year’s Gold Coast Commonwealth Games.

READY FOR THE CHALLENGE: Laura Weightman at Leeds Beckett University, above, this week.  Main Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Athletics: Laura Weightman aims for London 2017 delight to repay long-term coach Steve Cram

The hunt for international honours is not a personal battle for middle distance runner Laura Weightman.

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Claire Duck

Athletics: Claire Duck gets reward with British captaincy for World Cross Country Championships

Leeds City runner Claire Duck leads the British team at the World Cross Country Championships in Kampala, Uganda, tomorrow.

Dame Kelly Holmes in Harrogate to promote PruGoals.

Shining light on drug use positive for athletics ahead of London 2017, insists Dame Kelly Holmes

Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes insists the public can have faith in athletics amid the dark cloud of Russian doping hovering over the 2017 World Championships in London.


Ultramarathons: In it for the long run

Tom Hollins sounds like he’s describing the after-effects of taking mind-altering drugs when he says: “I was hallucinating, having déjà vu. It was night and it was misty so all you could see were the flagstones, and in every single flagstone I’d see a different face...”. In fact he was remembering the last section of the Spine, a non-stop 268-mile foot race along the Pennine Way held each January.

Yorkshire Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill announces second pregnancy

Yorkshire Olympian Jessica Ennis-Hill announces second pregnancy

Athletics golden girl Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill is pregnant with her second child.
Final flourish: Kedeena Cox will appear in the final of Channel 4s reality sport show The Jump tomorrow night. (Picture: Steve Brown/Channel 4/PA)

Interview: Paralympian Kadeena Cox jumping at chance to be Olympic star for all seasons

LEEDS sprinting and cycling star Kadeena Cox still gets emotional when watching replays of her Rio 2016 Paralympic glories.

Six of the best: Yorkshire's inspirational women

Leading lights: Marking International Women's Day with six of the most inspirational Yorkshire sportswomen

To mark international women's day, the Yorkshire Post has highlighted the achievements of six of the most inspirational sportswomen from the White Rose.
Britain's Laura Muir celebrates winning the women's 3,000m final during the European Athletics Indoor Championships in Belgrade. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

European Championships: Proud Laura Muir and emotional Richard Kilty deliver Belgrade gold

Britain’s Laura Muir completed her dream double after claiming gold in the 3,000 metres at the European Indoor Championships, as Asha Philip claimed the 60m crown.

Richard Kilty powers to the line in his 60m heat

European Indoor Championships: Teesside's Richard Kilty breezes through to 60m final

Defending champion Richard Kilty breezed through to 60 metre semi-finals as Great Britain dominated the heats at the European Indoor Championships.

Britain's Andy Pozzi celebrates winning the men's 60-meter hurdles final.

Britain’s Pozzi strikes 60m gold in Belgrade

Great Britain’s Andrew Pozzi claimed gold in the 60 metres hurdles at the European Indoor Championships in Belgrade.

Belgrade mission: European Indoor champion Richard Kilty will defend his 60m title in Serbia this weekend. (Picture: PA)

European Championships: Richard Kilty keen to be Britain’s best in quest to prove false start was a false alarm

Middlesbrough sprinter Richard Kilty is hoping to put a stop-start season firmly behind him by repaying the faith of the British selectors at the European Indoor Championships this weekend.

Quiz of the week including questions on Leicester City, Kyle Edmund, Sutton United and Thistlecrack

Quiz of the week: Test your knowledge of sport from the past seven days

It's been another busy week of sport with Ryan Sidebottom's retirement, pie-gate during Sutton United's FA Cup clash at Arsenal and the continued rise of Huddersfield Town.

Richard Kilty

Kilty gets the chance to defend his Euro indoor title

Former world champion Richard Kilty has been given the opportunity to defend his European indoor sprint title in Belgrade next month.

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