Cross County champion: Rookie Emile Cairess cruises to victory at Lightwater Valley

Emile Cairess (Leeds City), the youngest runner in the field, scored a runaway win in the Yorkshire Cross Country Championship at Lightwater Valley, near Ripon, on Saturday.

Kadeena Cox, who is taking part in The Jump

Leeds Paralympic champion loses sports funding during stint on reality show

Leeds’s Paralympic champion Kadeena Cox has had her elite UK Sports funding suspended while she takes part in a reality TV show.

Jessica Ennis-Hill 'truly honoured' to receive damehood in New Year honours

Jessica Ennis-Hill 'truly honoured' to receive damehood in New Year honours

Jessica Ennis-Hill said she was "truly, truly honoured" after being awarded a damehood in the New Year Honours.
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Josh Warrington

White Rose will continue to be in full bloom in the year ahead

THE year 2016 was another memorable one for Yorkshire.

Great Britain's Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning gold in the Women's 100m T34 Final at the Olympic Stadium, London in 2012 (Picture: David Davies/PA Wire).

Hannah Cockroft’s medal sights are on Tokyo and no further

AT just 24 years old, Halifax wheelchair racer Hannah Cockroft already has five Paralympic golds.


SPOTY 2016: How will Yorkshire's five contenders fare?

The annual debate over which sporting personality has the greatest achievement over the last 12 months is upon us and the winner of the BBC vote will be announced on Sunday evening.

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GREAT YEAR: Kadeena Cox celebrates winning the women's C4/C5 500 metres time-trial at the Rio Paralympics. Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA.

SPOTY 2016: Yorkshire trio seeking perfect end to year

Receiving the public backing in Sunday night’s BBC vote would bring a perfect ending to a dream year for Yorkshire’s three remaining SPOTY contenders.

WINNER: Alistair Brownlee wins  the 2016 ITU World Triathlon Leeds  in Millenium Square.  Picture Tony Johnson

Shifting focus: Ironman challenge next on agenda for Leeds’ Alistair Brownlee

ALISTAIR BROWNLEE will put plans for a third Olympic triathlon gold medal on hold in order to pursue his lifelong dream of competing in the World Ironman Championships in Hawaii.

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YP Advent Calendar - Day Three

YP Advent Calendar: Which Yorkshire sports star is behind the door on December 3?

It has been a another magical year for Yorkshire sport and we are toasting the year's fine achievements with festive feature on the run-up to Christmas.

AIMING HIGH: Alexandra Bell, 800m & XC Athlete, from Leed. Picture: James Hardisty.

Weekend Interview: Time for Leeds’s Alex Bell to step up the pace

Shop worker by day, policewoman at night, Alexandra Bell is making an unusual circuit in her bid to light up the world of athletics.

STROLL ON: Callum Wilkinson. Picture courtesy of British Athletics.

Ambitious Callum Wilkinson keen to take several steps forward at a time

In a short space of time Callum Wilkinson has turned what seems like “a funny walk” into his gateway to conquering the world.

Bryony Page with her Olympic silver medal

My fears are over, says Sheffield’s Olympic star Bryony Page

Britain’s first trampoline Olympic medallist Bryony Page insists her silver at the Rio Games has banished forever the fear of performing to her potential.

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Laura Weightman competing in the Women's 1500m Final at the Olympic Stadium (Photo: PA)

‘I am shocked, frustrated and a little bit annoyed’ - Laura Weightman determined to prove British Athletics wrong for funding cut

Olympic finalist Laura Weightman has revealed her shock at losing National Lottery funding ahead of the 2017 World Championships in London.

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CROWNING GLORY: Jessica Ennis celebrates with her gold medal after winning the heptathlon at London 2012. Picture Owen Humphreys/PA

Many golden moments to treasure from Jessica Ennis-Hill - one of GB’s true Olympic legends

Where Jessica Ennis-Hill ranks as Britain’s greatest is debatable but her 10-year career at the height of international sport will forever find a place in the Olympic history books.

Toni Minichiello and Jessica Ennis-Hill

Jessica Ennis-Hill ‘one of country’s sporting greats’, hails coach Toni Minichiello

Jessica Ennis-Hill’s coach Toni Minichiello believes she is one of the country’s sporting greats after announcing her retirement.

Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her retirement from athletics. (Photo: David Davies/PA Wire)

Jessica Ennis-Hill retires: The highs and lows of glowing heptathlon career

Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced her immediate retirement from athletics after a glittering career which included winning gold and silver medals at the Olympic Games.

Sheffield lass who became one of the all-time greats: Jessica Ennis-Hill’s career in words and pictures

Sheffield lass who became one of the all-time greats: Jessica Ennis-Hill’s career in words and pictures

In January 2014, when Jessica Ennis-Hill announced she was pregnant, many doubters assumed that was it. Olympic champion. Tick. World champion. Tick. Career done. Thank you and goodbye.

Jessica Ennis-Hill has brought the curtain down on a brilliant career

Video and gallery: Yorkshire’s Jessica Ennis-Hill retires from athletics

She was the Sheffield-born poster girl for the triumphant 2012 Olympics whose mixture of talent and Yorkshire grit earned her a place among the nation’s sporting greats.

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Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow GB Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 Picture: Andrew Matthews/PA.

Paralympics: GB turns attention to Tokyo 2020 after stunning Rio triumph

Jody Cundy has challenged his fellow Great British Paralympic stars to carry the momentum from their Rio heroics towards Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

Gary Hooper puts Sheffield Wednesday ahead at St Andrews. Picture: Steve Ellis

Birmingham City 2 Sheffield Wednesday 1: Owls let it slip and suffer the Blues

Sheffield Wednesday manager Carlos Carvalhal could not hide his disappointment after seeing his side fail to build on their midweek comeback win over Bristol City.

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