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Laugher and Mears named in GB’s European Championships squad

Olympic gold medallist Jack Laugher heads up Great Britain’s team for this summer’s European Championships in Scotland.

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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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Jack Laugher.

Diving: Laugher adds a bronze to his silver medal at Diving World Cup

Jack Laugher has won his second FINA Diving World Cup 2018 medal – this time a bronze in the 3m event.

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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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Dame Tessa Jowell.

The Yorkshire Post says: Dame Tessa’s proud legacy. Inspirational record of service

THE warmth of the tributes to the late Dame Tessa Jowell from across the political spectrum are testament to the regard in which this extraordinary and inspirational woman was held.

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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.

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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.

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England's Helen Housby battles for the ball with Australia's April Brandley in the Women's Netball gold medal match (Picture: Martin Rickett/PA Wire)

Commonwealth Games: Netball’s bid to use its golden moment as a platform

Leeds Rhinos netball chief Anna Carter believes England’s momentous Commonwealth Games gold medal can have a huge impact on the sport in this country.

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England's Nile Wilson (gold) celebrates following his routine on the Men's Horizontal Bar

Commonwealth Games: Yorkshire win more golds than Canada and New Zealand

Yorkshire athletes won 18 gold medals as part of Team England’s hugely successful Commonwealth Games campaign on the Gold Coast.

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Tom Stewart.

Disappointed Stewart now turns his focus to Tour de Yorkshire

HE GAVE it everything he had but Doncaster cyclist Tom Stewart came up just short on his Commonwealth Games debut, on Australia’s Gold Coast.

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Paul Drinkhall.

Drinkhall taking consolation from doubles gold, after early singles exit

PAUL Drinkhall has found it hard to get over the disappointment of missing out on a singles medal at the Commonwealth Games – gold in the men’s doubles should ease the pain.

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England's Chris Adcock and Gabriell Adcock celebrate victory.

Injury-hit Adcock praised after defending doubles title

Chris Adcock paid tribute to wife Gabby as she battled through the pain to defend their Commonwealth Games badminton mixed doubles title.

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James Willstrop.

Willstrop relieved at doubling up to earn bronze

JAMES Willstrop did his best Steve Redgrave impression after finishing his Commonwealth Games with bronze in the men’s squash doubles.

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Helen Housby and Natalie Haythornthwaite celebrate with their gold medals.

Haythornthwaite is eager to build on Games success

Natalie Haythornthwaite watched her beloved Roses finally bloom and now wants world success to match Commonwealth Games gold.

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Yorkshire's Jack Laugher, left, and Chris Mears during the Men's Synchronised 3m Springboard at the Optus Aquatic Centre. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA.

Commonwealth Games: Laugher deals with pressures to seal memorable golden hat-trick

THE athletes might have the monopoly on ‘Super Saturday’ but England’s divers made it ‘Fantastic Friday’ as Jack Laugher capped off ‘the best day in English diving history’ to complete a hat-trick of titles.

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Jenny Duncalf, left, in action during the women's doubles quarter-finals against New Zealand's Amanda Landers-Murphy. Picture: World Squash Federation.

Commonwealth Games: Experience helps Willstrop stay on course for double gold

EXPERIENCE paid dividends for James Willstrop as he battled his way into contention for another medal at the Gold Coast.

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In unison: Jack Laugher and Chris Mears during the men's synchronised 3m springboard.

Commonwealth Games: It’s a golden hat-trick for Jack Laugher

JACK LAUGHER won his third gold of the Games today as he and his partner Chris Mears won the 3m synchronised springboard event on Gold Coast.

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Harrogate's Jack Laugher with his gold medal following the men's 3m Springboard at the Optus Aquatic Centre during day eight of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the Gold Coast, Australia (Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire).

I’m still behind where I need to be, says Jack Laugher as he prepares for hat-trick bid

HARROGATE’S Jack Laugher kept his cool as the rain poured down to move within one win of a gold medal hat-trick at the Commonwealth Games.

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England's Annie Last celebrates winning gold in the Women's Cross-Country at the Nerang Mountain Bike Trails. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA.

Commonwealth Games: Annie Last comes in first after golden mountain bike ride

SHEFFIELD’S Annie Last finished first to claim Commonwealth gold in the women’s cross-country mountain biking.

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