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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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OUT IN FRONT: Jonny Brownlee, left, and brother Alistair embrace at the finish line in Leeds last weekend.

Triathlon still the main attraction for ambitious Jonny Brownlee

Multiple Olympic medallist Jonny Brownlee says he has no intention of following his elder brother Alistair into Ironman – until he has emulated his sibling’s extraordinary feats.

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ON THE UP: Tadcaster Jess Learmonth carries the pace for Non Stanford during the bike leg during last weekends World Traiathlon Series event held in Leeds. Picture: PA

Rising star Jessica Learmonth making rivals sit up and take notice

Fresh from a career-best performance in the World Triathlon Series, Jessica Learmonth’s progress went up another notch thanks to winning her first international title yesterday.

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Great Britain's Mark Cavendish with his wife Peta and children following the Men's Men's Omniumin Rio last year. Picture: PA.

Cycling star Mark Cavendish targets Tokyo gold

Mark Cavendish wants to go in search of the elusive Olympic gold medal in the Madison at the Tokyo 2020 Games.

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Alistair Brownlee wins the Elite Men's Race.

It’s going to be tough to win title admits traithlon star Jonny Brownlee

Jonny Brownlee was doing the rounds in Leeds yesterday, happily listening to amateurs who had raced in the minor events at the ITU World Series over the weekend, fulfilling his sponsorship obligations, and taking time to reflect on what was a bittersweet homecoming.

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Non Stanford in the  Elite Women's Race. Picture: Tony Johnson.

‘I let people down’ - Illness leaves Non Stanford frustrated in home race

An emotional Non Stanford felt she had let her home city down after struggling with fitness during the World Series Triathlon event in Leeds.

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Homecoming: Double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee contests his first triathlon of the year in Leeds on Sunday. (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Leeds Triathlon: Home comforts suit champion Alistair Brownlee

Double Olympic champion Alistair Brownlee is relishing the prospect of returning to the streets of Leeds after a mixed start to Ironman competition.

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Olympic ambition: Jess Leyden, centre, won a bronze medal at the recent European Championships with the British quad. (Picture: Naomi Baker)

Road to Tokyo 2020: Jess Leyden quick to put Rio hurt behind her in rowing race to Tokyo

Having missed out on qualification for the Olympic Games 12 months ago, former world junior champion Jess Leyden has the bit between her teeth to ensure the same disappointment won’t befall her in the future.

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Nile Wilson.

Nile Wilson on way back from injury with new targets

Leeds gymnast Nile Wilson is refreshed and ready to take on the world again as he nears recovery from the serious ankle injury he sustained in the wake of last year’s Rio Olympic Games.

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Paul Goodison on the Artemis Racing America's Cup boat at Morgan's Point, Bermuda (Pictures: Sander van der Borch)

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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