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Weekend Interview: Rotherham’s Paul Goodison sets sail for greatest prize in America’s Cup

Ulley Reservoir Country Park is a quaint little spot just off the M1 in Rotherham.

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Non Stanford in action in the ITU World Series in Leeds last year.

World Series in Leeds: Friends reunited in race to claim home win

Non Stanford and the triathlon world descend on Leeds next month for a World Series event. Lee Sobot reports on a unique rivalry inspiring the athlete.

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Nicola Adams (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Queen of the ring Nicola Adams proud to be back on home soil

The patrons of East End Park Working Men’s Club had no idea that the teenager peeking through the curtains in front of them would blaze a trail for minority sport. Twenty years ago, when she fought as an amateur in modest surroundings and thick cigarette smoke, Nicola Adams’s dreams were gently ridiculed. Women’s boxing at the Olympic Games? No chance.

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The Brownlee Brothers, Jonny and Alistair cycle near the Harewood estate. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Jonny Brownlee ready to emerge from Alistair’s shadow

Jonny Brownlee feels the absence of older brother Alistair will benefit, not hinder, his chances of winning a second World Series title – a year on from his dramatic collapse with glory in sight.

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Jumping for joy: Gabby Adcock of Leeds leaps into the air after she and partner Chris Adcock won the European title in Denmark last weekend, defeating the host nations Joachim Fischer Nielsen and Christinna Pedersen. Picture: Yohan Nonotte

European gold – but still no UK funding for Adcock

IT SPEAKS volumes about British badminton’s current predicament that Leeds smasher Gabby Adcock admits two golds and a silver at the European Championships were “bittersweet”.

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Riders along the Tour de Yorkshire route

Tour de Yorkshire: Frenchman Nacer Bouhanni sprints to stage two victory in Harrogate

FRENCHMAN Nacer Bouhanni won Saturday’s second stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, but it was also a great day for local hero Harry Tanfield.
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Lizzie Deignan on the winner's podium at the Tour de Yorkshire

Tour de Yorkshire: Otley's Lizzie Deignan hails 'incredible' feeling after women's race glory in Harrogate

A DELIGHTED Lizzie Deignan described her epic win in the ASDA Women’s Tour de Yorkshire as “up there” with the best of her career.
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Jack Laugher has won individual gold medals in Windsor and Beijing in this year's FINA Diving World Series

Jack Laugher produces brilliant score to win second gold in 2017 FINA Diving World Series

Double Olympic medallist Jack Laugher won his second individual gold of the 2017 FINA Diving World Series with victory at the final leg in Windsor, Canada.

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Dame Sarah Storey's brand-new Storey Racing cycling team during thier recce of the full route of this years Asda Womens Tour de Yorkshire. (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Weekend Interview: An uplifting Storey to give cycling hope

It is one of the great careers in British sport, and yet even that statement rather under-sells the pioneering accomplishments of Dame Sarah Storey.

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WINNER: Ellie Downie. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA.

Ellie Downie surprises herself by making gold medal history in Cluj

Ellie Downie became the first British gymnast to be crowned a European all-around champion after a thrilling finish saw her edge Hungary’s Zsofia Kovacs to claim gold in Cluj.

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Adam Peaty leaves the pool after competing in the Mens Open 50m Backstroke heats during day two of the 2017 British Swimming Championships at Ponds Forge (Picture:Tim Goode/PA Wire)

Adam Peaty’s Nan to get his latest medal but his world record bid falls short at Ponds Forge

Adam Peaty registered the second-fastest 50 metres breaststroke time in history as he powered to the British title in Sheffield last night.

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Nicola Adams (right) against Virginia Noemi Carcamo in the International Flyweight Contest at Manchester Arena. (Picture: Simon Cooper/PA Wire)

Nicola Adams eager for her first fight in Leeds for two decades

Nicola Adams is relishing the chance to fight in her home city of Leeds for the first time in over 20 years after a successful debut win over Argentina’s Virginia Carcamo on Saturday night.

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Double Olympic Gold Medallist Nicola Adams OBE. Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Nicola Adams set to take her first step on road to world title

Yorkshire’s Olympic heroine Nicola Adams is champing at the bit ahead of her professional debut at Manchester Arena tonight – which is planned to be step one en route to becoming champion of the world.

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Great Britain's Bryony Page with her silver medal. Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

Buoyant Bryony Page determined to take trampolining to higher level

Bryony Page has taken her sport to new heights, quite literally.

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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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Lizzie Simmonds ahead of London 2012, her second Olympics (PIcture: Nick Potts/PA)

Weekend Interview: Lizzie Simmonds keeping her head above water for the final splash

For those athletes fortunate enough to earn selection for an Olympic Games, there can be no greater sense of pride than representing your nation at sport’s greatest showpiece.

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Katie Ormerod

Brighouse star Katie Ormerod ruled out of Snowboard World Championships with back injury

Snowboard star Katie Ormerod has been ruled out of the freestyle World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain, after sustaining a back injury in training.

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Jack Laugher and Chris Mears won gold in the 3m synchro at the Rio Olympics (Photo: PA)

Jack Laugher and Chris Mears continue silver streak in Diving World Series

Olympic champions Jack Laugher and Chris Mears claimed a second consecutive silver medal together in the Diving World Series.

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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.
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Great Britain's Katie Summerhayes following her second run in the Ladies Ski Slopestyle Final during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire)

Sheffield’s slopestyle fridge kids rushing down hill to glory

With a year to go to the Winter Olympics, Katie Summerhayes is hoping a strong world championships can enhance her prospects. Ed White reports.

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