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Weekend Interview: All-around happiness key to Nile Wilson’s future plans

LEEDS gymnast Nile Wilson has an impressive record when it comes to making a quick recovery from injury.

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Equi-Trek Bramham International CCI three-star winner Julia Krajewski, from Germany, with the trophy (Picture: James Hardisty).

Bramham International: Krajewski and Chipmunk prove imperious as they set new record

MODEST Julia Krajewski said she drove to the 2018 Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse trials from Germany merely to “have fun with my horse”, but scurried to victory in the flagship event with a record score on Chipmunk.

Non Stanford: Back to form.

Non Stanford aims to prove point in World Triathlon in Leeds

REJUVENATED Non Stanford hopes to continue her renaissance by making it third time lucky in Leeds.

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Jonathan Brownlee: Aiming to go one better. Picture: Barrington Coombs/PA

Leeds’ Jonny Brownlee forced to go it alone in bid for World Triathlon hometown glory

HOME comforts are incredibly important to Leeds triathlete and proud Yorkshireman Jonny Brownlee.

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Bramham International Horse Trials, Day Two.Nicola Wilson, on One Two Many taking part in the Equi-Trek CCI*** dressage class. (Picture: James Hardisty)

Krajewski leads way at Bramham Horse Trials

FIVE days before the FIFA World Cup has even started, there are problems concerning Germany and penalties at this weekend’s Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials.

Hazel Towers on her horse Simply Clover.   Picture by Simon Hulme

Wilson hoping One Two Many can earn Bramham’s top spot

NORTHALLERTON’S Nicola Wilson hopes the aptly named One Two Many can finally put her in the No 1 position in the main event at the 2018 Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials.


Bramham International Horse Trials set to be best yet

THIS week’s Equi-Trek Bramham International Horse Trials will be international by name and nature with 13 nations represented at Yorkshire and eventing’s answer to the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

Alistair Brownlee: Injured.

Jonathan left to fly the Brownlees flag in Leeds

DOUBLE Olympic silver medallist Jonathan Brownlee is disappointed that brother Alistair will miss next weekend’s ITU World Triathlon Leeds, even if his sibling’s absence boosts his own chances of a hometown victory.

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Talented England U21 left-back, Tom  Pearce in action for Leeds United against Norwich. PIC: Tony Johnson

Leeds United: England U21 ace Pearce expected to sign new Whites contract

LEEDS UNITED left-back Tom Pearce could continue his rapid rise up the ranks as England’s under-21s take in their second game of the 2018 Toulon Tournament in France tonight.

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Josh Warrington in world title-winning action against Lee Selby. PIC: Dave Thompson/PA Wire

Boxing: Autumn defence looking likely for champion Warrington

JOSH WARRINGTON looks set to make the first defence of his IBF featherweight world title at First Direct Arena this autumn with strength and conditioning trainer Mark Hurley admitting a bout with Carl Frampton in August would be “too soon”.


Jubilant Josh Warrington crowned world IBF featherweight champion at Elland Road

LEEDS boxer Josh Warrington was crowned IBF featherweight champion of the world amid a superb atmosphere at Elland Road after producing a brilliant performance to defeat defending champion Lee Selby on points despite a rather mystifying split decision from the judges.


Warrington v Selby: Financial security for family is world title spur

LEEDS’S Josh Warrington will fulfil a long-term plan when he steps out for tonight’s IBF featherweight world title showdown at Elland Road.

Nicola Adams is pictured sparring at The Trinity shopping centre, Leeds, ahead of her fight at Elland Road on Saturday (Picture: Steve Riding).

Nicola Adams thinks big by aiming to claim all four world titles

LEEDS’S Nicola Adams believes she has set herself a realistic target of winning all four world championship belts in the professional flyweight division over the next two years before hanging up her gloves.


WATCH: Talking is over for Josh Warrington as he vows to take down Lee Selby at Elland Road

LEEDS’S Josh Warrington is confident of again silencing the doubters on the biggest stage of all come Saturday night’s eagerly-awaited IBF world featherweight title fight against Lee Selby at Elland Road.

Hannah Cockroft celebrates winning the Women's 100m T34 Final at the 2017 World Para Athletics Championships at London Stadium. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA

Weekend Interview: Hannah Cockroft sets sights on increasing her gold medal haul

HALIFAX Paralympic star Hannah Cockroft readily admits she had designs on setting records from an early age.

Leeds United's return-from-injury right-back Luke Ayling beats QPR's Pawel Wszolek to the header.' PIC: Jonathan Gawthorpe

Leeds United 2 QPR 0: Ayling glad to play role in convincing Bartley

DEFENDER Luke Ayling admitted he would be persuading close friend Kyle Bartley to join Leeds United this summer after making a big impression on and off the pitch following a four-month absence.

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Leeds United fell to another dispiriting defeat at Norwich City, despite taking the lead through Kalvin Phillips' goal (Picture: Tony Johnson)

Verdict: Norwich City 2 Leeds United 1 – Frustrations increase for Paul Heckingbottom

HEAD COACH Paul Heckingbottom struggled to contain his frustration after Leeds United’s 20th Championship defeat of the season at Norwich City, saying the Whites needed to change “the whole mentality of the group”.

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Helen Housby and Natalie Haythornthwaite, right, celebrate with their gold medals after winning the Women's Netball final against Australia, (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Weekend Interview: Natalie Haythornthwaite hoping to turn Commonwealth gold into a financial future for netball

LIFE is pretty sweet for Steeton-born netballer Natalie Haythornthwaite, who is naturally cock-a-hoop at present.

Point rescued: Oli McBurnie celebrates scoring his late equaliser. Picture: Tony Johnson

Verdict: Barnsley’s Oli McBurnie to the rescue as survival battle rages on

HEAD coach Jose Morais heaped praise on Oli McBurnie after the forward kept Barnsley’s Championship destiny in their own hands with a ‘93rd’ minute equaliser in a thrilling draw with relegation rivals Bolton Wanderers.

Staking a claim: Bailey Peacock-Farrell stands tall to save a shot from Lewis Grabban.

Bailey Peacock-Farrell aims to be Leeds United’s long-term No 1

YOUNG goalkeeper Bailey Peacock-Farrell said he was capable of being Leeds United’s first-choice goalkeeper next term after another impressive display in Friday night’s 1-0 loss at Aston Villa.

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