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Bradford City add McCartan as summer buys rise to four

BRADFORD CITY have completed their second signing in the space of 24 hours with the capture of Accrington Stanley forward Shay McCartan for an undisclosed six-figure fee.

Football
FUTURE STAR:  Emily King and Cooley Currency glide over a fence in the CIC three-star class at this year's Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials. Picture by James Hardisty.

Equestrian feature: Rising star Emily happy to aim high

SIX OLYMPIC Games incorporating two silver medals and a bronze... plus two World Championships golds and four Europeans golds as well.

Equestrian
STICKING AROUND: Striker Andy Williams is staying put at Doncaster Rovers.  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Doncaster Rovers decide to keep hold of ‘quality’ striker Andy Williams

DONCASTER ROVERS have decided to take striker Andy Williams off the transfer list - confirming he will stay at the club next season.

Doncaster Rovers
Football Today: News from Barnsley, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday

Football Today - Goalkeeper undergoes medical at Leeds | Barnsley rebuff offers for defender | Premier League talent interests Blades’ boss Wilder

HELLO and welcome to our latest instalment of Football Today, bringing you all the football news from Barnsley, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday and beyond.

Football
Marc Roberts.
  Picture: Bruce Rollinson

Offers for Barnsley captain Marc Roberts rejected by Reds

BARNSLEY head coach Paul Heckingbottom has revealed that the club have rejected offers from two Championship clubs for in-demand captain Marc Roberts.

Barnsley FC
England's Jonny Bairstow in action for England last summer. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Jonny Bairstow primed to thrive for England under new captain Joe Root

JONNY BAIRSTOW says he is relishing the start of the Test summer and a new era under captain Joe Root.

Cricket
Leading the way: British and Irish Lions captain Sam Warburton.
Picture: David Davies/PA

Sam Warburton to captain Lions in second Test showdown with All Blacks

British and Irish Lions head coach Warren Gatland insists Johnny Sexton and Owen Farrell can “do a job” on New Zealand battering ram Sonny Bill Williams in Saturday’s second Test.

Rugby union
Ryan Hall, in action at St Helens earlier this season.
Picture : Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds Rhinos v St Helens: Ryan Hall promises improvements as dangerous Saints pay visit

RYAN HALL has promised Leeds Rhinos will be a “different” team tonight as they seek to move towards securing a crucial top-four finish ahead of the Super 8s.

Leeds Rhinos
Elland Road.

‘Proud day’ for Leeds United as Andrea Radrizzani buys back Elland Road

AFTER less than six weeks in sole charge of Leeds United, owner Andrea Radrizzani has already delivered in one key area which several of his predecessors ultimately paid lip service to.

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Albert Kelly

Key duo give Hull FC timely boost for trip to Castleford Tigers

INFLUENTIAL Australian duo Albert Kelly and Mark Minichiello are back in the Hull FC squad for tomorrow’s highly-anticipated top-of-the-table match at Super League leaders Castleford Tigers.

Hull FC
Andrew Thornton.

Thornton hoping it’s 13th time lucky after another operation

JUMP jockey Andrew Thornton is hoping to be back in the saddle in September after his latest operation.

Horse Racing
French cyclist Nacer Bouhanni, powering up the finishing straight to win the stage two of the Tour de Yorkshire in Harrogate earlier this year (Picture: James Hardisty)

Harrogate to be central hub for 2019 UCI Road World Championships

If Yorkshire is positioning itself as the new capital of cycling in Britain, then Harrogate can lay claim to being the epicentre of that revolution.

Cycling 2
Litigant ridden by Oisin Murphy wins the Betfred Ebor in 2015.

Strangers still congratulate me on Litigant’s Ebor – Tuite

TRAINER Joe Tuite has paid tribute to his horse of a lifetime Litigant after announcing the retirement of the 2015 Ebor winner.

Horse Racing
New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen.

New Zealand expecting swift response from wounded Lions and warn ‘job is far from done’

New Zealand head coach Steve Hansen has warned “the job is far from done” ahead of Saturday’s second Test against the British and Irish Lions.

Rugby union 1
Wigans Chris Lawless, 21, celebrates after winning the Otley Grand Prix mens race last night for the second successive year. The womens race was won by Ejay Harris.  Picture: Tony Johnson

Chris Froome puts trust in Team Sky ahead of Tour de France

CHRIS FROOME admitted he understands where sceptics are coming from as he reiterated his full trust in Team Sky ahead of the Tour de France.

Cycling
SAME AGAIN PLEASE: Andy Murray celebrates winning the Men's Singles Final last year. Picture: PA

Defending Wimbledon champion Andy Murray given top billing at SW19

REIGINING men’s singles Wimbledon champion Andy Murray has been seeded No 1 at Wimbledon for the first time.

Tennis
Dominic Poleon.

Bradford City swoop to sign former Leeds United and Sheffeld United striker

BRADFORD CITY have completed the signing of AFC Wimbledon striker Dominic Poleon for an undisclosed fee – their third close-season capture.

Football 1
Elland Road Stadium

Elland Road returns to ownership of Leeds United

ELLAND ROAD is back in the hands of Leeds United tonight after club owner Andrea Radrizzani completed a deal to repurchase the stadium from its private landlord.

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The victims of the Hillsborough disaster.

YP Comment: The Hillsborough fight for justice – and how it can inspire Grenfell Tower victims

SOME CLENCHED their fists, Some simply smiled. Some wept tears of sorrow after another momentous milestone was reached by Hillsborough campaigners in their 28-year fight for justice.

Opinion
Kyle Edmund in action at Eastbourne in the lead up to Wimbledon

Ones to watch: Kyle Edmund and seven others to keep tabs on at Wimbledon 2017

On the surface, the 2017 Wimbledon Championships looks the most open tournament across both men's and women's draws since Roger Federer swept to his first triumph at SW19 in 2003

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