Ed White

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Italy 15 England 46: Home, sweet Rome as England add late gloss

After 24 in succession, England victories over Italy could be defined as something of a formality.

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England's Anthony Watson scores his side's second try.

We were always in control in Rome – Hartley

Dylan Hartley hailed England’s resilience after the reigning champions overcome a stubborn fightback from Italy to get their quest for a record third straight Six Nations title off to a winning start.

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England's Jack Nowell scores his side's seventh try in the 46-15 victory over Italy at the Stadio Olimpico, Rome (Picture: Steven Paston/PA Wire).

Italy 15 England 46: Not perfect but very, very positive is head coach Jones’s verdict

Head coach Eddie Jones believes England fired a warning to their Six Nations counterparts, stating he was “massively positive” about a ruthless scrummaging display during yesterday’s 46-15 win over Italy.

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England's Alastair Cook need to be firing for England to win the Ashes...

Ed White: Ashes 2017-18 - Experienced hands hold key but rookies must rise to task

Preparation has hardly been ideal for Joe Root’s first crack at skippering an Ashes tour given the nightclub incident involving his vice captain Ben Stokes.

Great Britain's Katie Summerhayes during the 2014 Sochi Olympic Games in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia.

Practice makes perfect in Katie Summerhayes’ Olympic bid

She may only be 22, but freestyle skier Katie Summerhayes is hoping experience will count for everything during her second adventure at a Winter Olympics later this winter.

Stolen moment: England's Dan Luger (centre) celebrates his match-winning try against Australia at Twickenham in 2000. (Picture: PA)

On this day: How victory over Wallabies marked start of World Cup run

England go in search of a fifth straight win over Australia this afternoon as Eddie Jones’s side continue their quest for No 1 status in world rugby.

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Leeds United meet Middlesbrough at Elland Road on Sunday

Leeds United v Middlesbrough composite XI: Is this the best combined dream team?

The term grudge match comes around now and again in England's top leagues - and Leeds United's home outing against Middlesbrough this Sunday fits the bill quite perfectly.
Sheffield United defender Jack O'Connell

Sheffield United defender agrees new long-term contract at Bramall Lane

Sheffield United have tied down star defender Jack O'Connell to a new four-and-a-half year contract.

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Great Britain's Zoe Lee (left) and Laura Weightman during the homecoming event in Leeds City Centre. (Picture: Anna Gowthorpe/PA Wire)

Rio silver medallist Zoe Lee pulling towards Tokyo after post-Olympic setback

With a PhD in geography, Olympic medal-winning rower Zoe Lee has long had to mix arduous training schedules with intellectual aims.

Barnsley head coach Paul Heckingbottom

Next Sunderland manager: Odds tumble on Barnsley boss Paul Heckingbottom and ex-Middlesbrough head coach Aitor Karanka

Paul Heckingbottom has become a frontrunner in the betting market to take over as the new manager of Barnsley's Championship rivals Sunderland.

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Alastair Cook remains short of runs at the start of England's Ashes tour after his second cheap dismissal in as many innings. (Picture: Nigel French/PA Wire)

Ashes countdown: Alastair Cook’s form is no cause for panic – Mark Stoneman

England’s Mark Stoneman has downplayed fresh concerns over Alastair Cook’s form leading into the Ashes series in Australia.

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Huddersfield Giants star Jermaine McGillvary cleared from World Cup bite accusation

Jermaine McGillvary will line up for England in Sunday's World Cup clash against France after being cleared of a biting charge.
Luke Cutts competing at the EIS at the 2017 British Indoor Championships

Sheffield's English Institute of Sport chopped from British Athletics schedule

British Athletics has moved top class athletics out of Sheffield for the first time since the English Institute of Sport (EIS) opened 14 years ago.

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Ebbsfleet United 2 Doncaster Rovers 6: Coppinger double sends Rovers through in crazy FA Cup tie

James Coppinger scored twice as Doncaster Rovers made it through to the second round of the FA Cup following a dramatic 6-2 win over Ebbsfleet.

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Rowing Olympian gold medallist Katherine Grainger acknowledges the crowd during the official victory parade for Scotland's Olympic and Paralympic teams in Glasgow  in 2012. (Picture: PA)

Weekend Interview: Dame Katherine Grainger champions for equality in sport

Dame Katherine Grainger has witnessed first hand the changing culture of British sport over the last two decades.

Great Britain's Alistair Brownlee leads from brother Jonny during the running section of the Men's Triathlon at Fort Copacabana on the thirteenth day of the Rio Olympic Games, Brazil.

Man behind the Brownlees: How Malcolm Brown’s instincts created a triathlon dynasty in Leeds

Having overseen the fledgling careers of Yorkshire’s greatest Olympic family, Malcolm Brown has every reason to look back on his 40 years of coaching with great fondness.

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Leon Clarke scored twice for Sheffield United in the 4-2 win over Sheffield Wednesday earlier this season (Photo: Sportimage)

Steel City derby switched for Sky Sports coverage plus changes for Leeds United and Hull City

The second Steel City derby of the Championship campaign will take place on a Friday night after the match was moved for Sky Sports coverage.

Power Rankings: Sheffield United have moved top of the Yorkshire rankings

Yorkshire Power Rankings: Big changes as Leeds United and Hull City plummet - Owls and Middlesbrough rise

Yorkshire Post sports writer Ed White rates the form of Barnsley, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers, Guiseley, FC Halifax Town, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Leeds United, Middlesbrough, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday.

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Ex-Leeds United boss Simon Grayson sacked by Sunderland

Former Leeds United manager Simon Grayson has been sacked by Championship rivals Sunderland.

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Manager of the week: Chris Wilder has guided Sheffield United to the top of the Championship

Yorkshire Team of the Week: Find out who makes the latest YP line-up

Ed White has cast his eye across the player performances involving Barnsley, Bradford City, Doncaster Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Hull City, Middlesbrough, Leeds United, Rotherham United, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday from the weekend to form this latest Yorkshire line up.
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