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I think Test place has gone for me, says white-ball captain Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan has forsaken his Test career as he instead concentrates all international ambition exclusively on leading England to the 2019 World Cup.

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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.

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Quotes of the week from Yorkshire's football teams; Barnsley, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday

Quotes of the Week: Yorkshire football managers, Ryan Sidebottom and Sutton United pie-gate

Kane Allen rounds up the best quotes from around Yorkshire football including mentions for Sheffield Wednesday, Bradford City, Barnsley, Leeds United and Sheffield United.

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VIDEO: Ryan Sidebottom on funniest teammate, Yorkshire's worst dressed and his favourite ground

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM today announced his intention to bring what will be a 20-year playing career to an end at the end of the 2017 season.

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Ryan Sidebottom eyes one more piece of glory with Yorkshire

Ryan Sidebottom is determined not to let his personal swansong detract from Yorkshire’s bid to regain the County Championship title.

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Yorkshire's Alex Lees hits out against Durham last season. Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

Alex Lees and Liam Plunkett step in for MCC season opener

England opener Haseeb Hameed has pulled out of the MCC side to play in the Champion County match against Middlesex next month in order to undergo sinus surgery.

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Signing off: Yorkshire’s Ryan Sidebottom hopes to bring curtain down on glittering career in perfect style

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM is determined to sign off a glittering 20-year career on a perfect high by lifting more silverware with his beloved Yorkshire.

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FLYING HIGH: England and Durham's Ben Stokes Picture: AP/Rajanish Kakade)

Hot property: New England No 2 Ben Stokes lands No 1 deal in Indian Premier League

BEN STOKES will earn £1.7m at this year’s Indian Premier League after Rising Pune Supergiants made him the tournament’s record overseas signing.

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A new exhibtion has opened in Barnsley charting cricket umpire Dickie Bird's career.

Jayne Dowle: Celebrate town, but don’t revert to stereotypes

PLEASE don’t send me hate mail. I have nothing against Dickie Bird personally. I met him once, when my children were small. He was very kind, kneeling down to their level and having a chat with them. I always like that about people.

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England's Joe Root and Ben Stokes touch fists during an innings together at Lord's in the summer of 2015. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

Dream Team: Former rivals Joe Root and Ben Stokes join forces to lead England’s bid for the top

Streamlined Ben Stokes will be the most reassuring figure of all for Joe Root when he arrives for his first day of Test cricket as England’s new captain this summer.

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MAIN MAN: Yorkshire's Joe Root, the new Test captain of England, at last week's photo call at Headingley. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Nick Westby: Natural selection – Why Joe Root was the perfect candidate for England captain

In the not too dim and distant past, my predecessor as sports editor beckoned me into his windowless office and dispatched me to Nottinghamshire.

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VIDEO: Dickie Bird exhibition celebrates Test cricket umpire legend at Experience Barnsley

Howzat! Yorkshire's own Mr Cricket Dickie Bird has been bowled over by a home town exhibition celebrating his extraordinary life and career at Experience Barnsley.
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Liam Botham avoids driving ban after legal mix-up

FORMER RUGBY player Liam Botham has successfully avoided a driving ban after an administrative mix-up.

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England captain Andrew Strauss lifting the Ashes Urn after winning the fifth test at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, in, 2011.

Andrew Strauss is certain Joe Root has right temperament for England role

GIVEN his own background, Andrew Strauss certainly knows plenty about the trials and tribulations of captaining England.

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England’s Joe Root vows to play his part for Gary Ballance’s Yorkshire

INCOMING England captain Joe Root says there is little chance he will seek practice for the role by asking to lead Yorkshire at any time this season.

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Yorkshire's Joe Root, the new captain of England's Test team.

Captain Joe Root hoping to bring the smiles back to English cricket

JOE Root believes the England captaincy can actually raise his game to a whole new level rather than diminish his run-scoring prowess.

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15 Feb 2017.....'Dickie Bird: My Life�in�Cricket' , an exhibition which opens at Experience Barnsley on Saturday,�celebrates the life, times and achievements of one Yorkshire's�most famous sportsmen. Dickie and curator Natalie Murray outside Barnsley Town Hall.  Picture Scott Merrylees

Howzat for a collection as Dickie Bird exhibition opens in Barnsley

Casting his mind back to his youth, Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird recalls a moment, more than six decades ago, when as a young player for Barnsley cricket club he sat with two of his clubmates and pondered the future.

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Joe Root is unveiled as England captain

Yorkshire's Joe Root promises "instinctive" captaincy and prepares to stamp his authority on England role

New England Test captain Joe Root says he will be an "instinctive" captain - and has vowed to put his own "stamp" on the role.
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Yorkshire and England's David Willey has had to undergo shoulder surgery (Picture: Rajanish Kakade).

Operation sidelines Yorkshire all-rounder David Willey from England tour

YORKSHIRE all-rounder David Willey faces a race against time to be fit for the new County Championship campaign.

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In charge: England have announced Yorkshire batsman Joe Root as their new Test captain. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA)

This is a huge honour, says Yorkshire’s Joe Root as he takes England reins from captain Alastair Cook

“PRIVILEGED, humbled and very excited.”

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