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World Championships: Rabah Yousif proud to raise the bar in London

Middlesbrough’s Rabah Yousif says the desire not to let his team-mates down was the major motivation behind his part in Great Britain’s 4x400m relay squad winning a bronze medal on the final night of the World Championships in London.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt poses after his last 100m Men's final during day two of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 5, 2017. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Championships: Jamaican team hold Usain Bolt’s fate in their hands

Usain Bolt bows out of mainstream athletics tonight as he runs for the final time at the London Stadium in the 4x100m relay.

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Boxed in: Mo Farah has company from two of the Ethiopian trio who will threaten him in tonights final  Muktar Edris, Yomif Kejelcha  in Wednesday nights 5,000m heat.

World Championships: Ethiopian trio pose a credible threat to Mo Farah’s golden goodbye

Having won his 10th successive gold medal at a major athletics championships last Friday, Sir Mo Farah could be forgiven for believing the perfect story has already been written.

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Marc Scott running in the Harrogate 10k for Richmond and Zetland Harriers

Northallerton’s Marc Scott bidding to join Sir Mo Farah in 5,000m final at World Championships

Northallerton’s Marc Scott is hoping his big race experience can lead him into a World Championship final alongside Sir Mo Farah in London.

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Swastika flags are visible alongside extras and crew inside York City's ground

York City's ground to be transformed into Nazi sports stadium

York City's ground is to be transformed into the Nazi-era Olympic Stadium as filming for a new period drama gets underway.
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Great Britain's Laura Weightman (right) gestures to the scoreboard alongside second placed USA's Jennifer Simpson during day four of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

World Championships: Laura Weightman sixth as Muir misses out

Laura Muir fell agonisingly short of a medal in the 1500 metres at the World Championships after finishing fourth in a thrilling sprint finish.

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Justin Gatlin, left, bows as he celebrates his win in the Men's 100m final as third placed Jamaica's Usain Bolt watches. (AP).

Nick Westby: Bolt vs Gatlin is no simple tale of hero and villain

A convenient narrative has been spun since Saturday night, that evil conquered good, that cheats prosper, that fairytales do not always have a happy ending.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt salutes the fans during a lap of honour after finishing third in the Men's 100m Final during day two of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

World Championships: Usain Bolt leaps to the defence of Justin Gatlin and the sport he leaves behind

Usain Bolt denied Justin Gatlin’s 100m victory was a calamity for athletics and continued to defend the American after he upset his expected golden send-off.

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Usain Bolt: Was not happy with the blocks in last nights 100m heats.

World Championships: Peerless Bolt on pace to finish his glorious career on a high

Forget the usual Saturday evening routine, for anyone remotely interested in sport, there is only one thing to watch tonight.

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Mo Farah (right) celebrates taking gold in the 10,000m Men's Final during day one of the 2017 IAAF World Championships at the London Stadium. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

World Championships: Mo Farah enthrals London crowd once more to cement his legacy

Very few athletes earn a cheer greater than Usain Bolt on the same night of competition.

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Setting the standard: Britain's Chris Froome.

Nick Westby: Time to raise the roof for Britain’s proud, unassuming sporting greats

Last month on the slopes of the Pyrenees and the Alps, and on the Champs Elysees in Paris, Chris Froome proved once again that he is the greatest grand tour cyclist of the decade by winning a fourth Tour de France crown in five years.

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Sheffields Max Litchfield looks at the scoreboard, which confirmed he had placed just outside the medals in the mens 400m individual medley at the World Championships in Budapest (Picture: Rogan Thomson/SWpix.com).

Sheffield’s Max Litchfield gives his all but is edged out yet again in Budapest

MAX LITCHFIELD left nothing in the tank in the 400m individual medley on the final night of the World Championships, but there was a familiar feeling for the Sheffield swimmer after another fourth-place finish.

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Yorkshire's Jonny Brownlee. Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA

Video - Jonny Brownlee forced to settle for fourth in Edmonton

YORKSHIRE’s Jonny Brownlee finished fourth as Spain’s Mario Mola stretched his lead in the World Triathlon Series with victory in Edmonton.

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Olympic Diving Gold Medalist Chris Mears is pictured on the 10 metre board at the John Charles Centre, Leeds. as part of the Chase Your Dream..29th July 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds diving champion helps others face their fears

Olympic gold medallist Chris Mears has hosted a challenge event in Leeds to encourage people to face their fears - and a 10m high diving board.

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Jonny Brownlee: Admits his chances of a second world title are slim in 2017.

World Triathlon: Jonny Brownlee bids to end difficult season on a high

Jonny Brownlee admits his hopes of winning the World Triathlon Series have passed by for 2017 – but he remains focused on finishing the season on a high note.

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Out of sync: Yorks James Wilby suffered a series of mishaps before his World Championship bid fell at the first hurdle. (Picture: Rogan Thomson/SWPix.com)

World Championships: Mental aspect key to York’s James Wilby making more of learning curves

The disappointment was plain to see for York’s James Wilby as his World Championships debut failed to take off.

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Gold medal winner Adam Peaty of Britain on the podium during the awarding ceremony of men's 50m breaststroke final of the World Aquatics Championships in the Duna Arena in Budapest (Tamas Kovacs/MTI via AP)

I can go even lower, insists Peaty, after second world title

Adam Peaty powered to a second gold medal of the World Championships in Budapest before promising there was room for improvement.

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The Olympic Flag is carried in during the London Olympic Games 2012 Opening Ceremony at the Olympic Stadium, London.

Five years since London Olympics brought Britain together... and Yorkshire athletes won medal after medal

They are images crystalised in the mind’s eye, golden moments that highlighted a momentous sporting summer.

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City of Sheffield swimmer Max Litchfield

Swimming: All about the process as Max Litchfield and GB swimmers eye progress at World Championships

In the most successful Olympic games for Great British swimmers since 1908, Max Litchfield’s breakthrough fourth place at Rio 2016 was perhaps lost amid a fortune of medal riches.

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Second placed Lois Toulson and Matthew Lee of Great Britain watch the scoreboard at the Swimming World Championships 2017 in Duna Arena in Budapest, Hungary. (Tibor Illyes/MTI via AP)

Olympic champions Laugher and Mears fall short - but there’s a new City of Leeds duo to celebrate

Olympic champions Jack Laugher and Chris Mears had to settle for fourth in the men’s 3m synchronised event at the World Championships in Budapest on Saturday, just hours after two younger members of the City of Leeds Diving club made their mark.

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