Nick Westby

Sports editor, The Yorkshire Post and Johnston Press Yorkshire

Weekend Interview: Golden boy Chris Mears winning his mental battle

Olympic champions have the world at their feet – fame, adulation, glory.

Charlie Tanfield, pictured winning gold in the Men's Individual Pursuit final at the British Track Championships. (Picture:

Tanfield brothers, Blythe and Marchant bound for Gold Coast

The good news continues to roll in for Charlie Tanfield.

Sheffield Sharks' captain Mike Tuck (Picture: Chris Etchells).

People with influence need to step up to help basketball, says Sheffield Sharks’ Mike Tuck

Mike Tuck, captain of vanquished Sheffield Sharks, hopes his side’s part in a thrilling BBL Trophy final with Leicester Riders will help maintain the momentum in basketball’s quest for a bigger role in British sport.

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Boxing drug lures Brook back as Westgarth loss looms large

Just days after the Yorkshire boxing fraternity was rocked to its core by the death of Scott Westgarth, the focus returns to the centre of the ring once more as Kell Brook makes his long-awaited return tonight.

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Brook eyes chance of redemption

Kell Brook says he is determined to prove he can still compete at the highest level after questioning his desire to return to the ring following a shattering loss at Bramall Lane last May.

STAR TURN: Charlie Tanfield wins Gold in the Men's Individual Pursuit final at the British Cycling Championships in Manchester in January. Picture: Alex Whitehead/

Yorkshire’s Charlie Tanfield targets track star billing at World Championships

Three days after the closing ceremony of a Winter Olympics that reignited the debate about sports funding in this country, a young man from Yorkshire starts turning the wheels towards Tokyo this week as an example of what can be achieved off your own back.

Sheffield Sharks vs Leeds Force, Sharks player Mike Tuck.

Nick Westby: Basketball’s ongoing battle to stand tall

IT IS a crisp, bright afternoon in Leeds, and on a concrete court overshadowed by residential tower blocks, a group of teenagers can be found playing a recreational game of three-on-three basketball.

England's Richard Wigglesworth during the captain's run at Twickenham, London, before England played Wales. (Picture: Adam Davy/PA Wire)

Six Nations: Perfect symmetry to Richard Wigglesworth’s England journey

On february 10, 2008, a wide-eyed Lancastrian made his England debut as a scrum-half replacement for Andy Gomarsall in a Six Nations encounter against Italy in Rome.

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England coach Eddie Jones. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

Six Nations: Head coach Eddie Jones looks at the bigger picture for England

England may have stayed on course for an historic third Six Nations title in a row on Saturday, but the emphasis this week will be on planning for the future.

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England's Jonny May scores his side's first try of the game against Wales.

Six Nations: England pleased to dig in and win ‘true test’ against Wales at Twickenham

THERE was a gathering sense as the rain continued to fall on Twickenham on Saturday evening that this victory meant so much more to England because of the close nature of the contest.

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England's Joe Launchbury (centre) in action during the NatWest 6 Nations match with Wales at Twickenham Stadium, London.(Picture: PA)

England 12 Wales 6: England gain, Wales pain in the Twickenham rain

England maintained their Grand Slam course with an attritional victory over old rivals Wales at a rain-lashed Twickenham on Saturday evening.

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MEDAL HOPE:  Katie Summerhayes Picture: David Davies/PA.

Winter Olympics: Yorkshire’s six of the best aiming high in Pyeongchang

No representative team is complete these days without a hashtag.

England coach Eddie Jones: Keeping his players in focus.

Six Nations, Italy v England: Beware the enemy within, says Ben Foden

Injuries, tired players and a looming showdown with the All Blacks are just some of the reasons why England will not win an historic third Six Nations title in a row.

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Molly, left, and Katie Summerhayes (Picture: Team GB)

Weekend Interview: From McDonald’s to PyeongChang - how the Summerhayes sisters took different routes to the Winter Olympics

The year of their appearance together at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang began at the local McDonald’s restaurant for the Summerhayes sisters of Sheffield.

Katie Ormerod at last year's Winter X Games (Pictures: Christian Pondella)

Winter Olympics: Katie Ormerod aiming to become golden girl of the Olympics

World-class snowboarders from Brighouse may be about as common as a congestion-free commute on the nearby M62, but do not be surprised if in a few weeks such an anomaly is making headlines at the Winter Olympics.

Britain's Kyle Edmund holds his ankle during his semi-final against Croatia's Marin Cilic. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Australian Open: Challenge now for Kyle Edmund is to build on his Melbourne journey

As quickly as the interest flickers, it burns out again.

Matty Lee.

Leeds diver Matty Lee finds incentive from past setbacks

Matty Lee is a diver with a point to prove.

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Katy Marchant.

Cycling: Katy Marchant’s gearing up for key year

LEEDS RIDER Katy Marchant is gearing up for a crucial year, beginning at this weekend’s HSBC UK National Track Championships in Manchester.

Katie Ormerod is considered to be one of GB's best hopes for a medal in two events.

Brighouse’s Ormerod on double medal mission

Yorkshire will be represented by a magnificent seven skiers and snowboarders at next month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

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Katie Ormerod has been selected to represent Team GB at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

Summerhayes’ sisters and Ormerod headline Yorkshire’s ‘magnificent seven’ for PyeongChang

Yorkshire will be represented by a magnificent seven skiers and snowboarders at next month’s Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.

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