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The Ashes: Patient Gary Ballance awaits Ashes call

YORKSHIRE captain Gary Ballance insists that he is in “a good place” despite being a spectator on England’s Ashes tour.

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First round ties are scheduled to be played on the weekend of January 27-28.

Home ties for Lock Lane and Lions in Challenge Cup

FEATHERSTONE Lions host Skirlaugh and Lock Lane are home to Hindley in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup first round on the weekend of January 27-28.

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Yorkshire's coaching duo of Martyn Moxon and Andrew Gale will take the team to South Africa next March (Picture: Bruce Rollinson)

Change of scenery as Yorkshire choose to hone their preparations in South Africa

YORKSHIRE County Cricket Club are heading to South Africa for their pre-season tour.

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Belinda Carlisle will perform at Pontefrac's 80s Night on Friday, May 25.

Pop icon Belinda Carlisle on stage at Pontefract’s 80s Night race meeting

TICKETS for the 2018 racing season at Pontefract went on sale on Friday, with the track offering great deals for punters who book early.

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VIDEO PREVIEW: WWE legends bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas

WWE legends Rey Mysterio, John Morrison and Rob Van Dam are bringing new 5 Star Wrestling live weekly TV shows to UK Arenas in 2018 and we have all the ticket details.

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Golden Lion Dudes are five points clear of closest rivals Railwaymen.

Title-chasers Golden Lion bag eighth win on spin

Unbeaten Division Two leaders Golden Lion Dudes made it eight wins from eight games in Five Towns Quiz League with Monday evening’s 79-60 victory at Rockin’ Gladiators.

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Stuart Highfield, in his referee kit.

Stuart’s a chairman that knows his way round a football field

Football club chairmen always like to think they talk a good game, but not many can speak as authentically as Stuart Highfield.

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Pontefract's first fixture next year will be on Tuesday, April 3. Picture: Alan Wright.

Pontefract’s impressive Wall of Fame mosaic earns prestigious award

PONTEFRACT racecourse has been honoured at the annual RCA Showcase Awards at Newbury by winning the prestigious TopSpot accolade.

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Hemsworth's Harley Axe tries to find a way through Knottingley's defence in Saturday's Yorkshire Division Three derby match at Moxon Fields. Picture: Andrew Bellis.

Simpson bags two tries in Knottingley’s win at Hemsworth

HEMSWORTH RUFC’s five-match winning run in Yorkshire Division Three ended with a 34-18 defeat against derby rivals Knottingley at Moxon Fields on Saturday.

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Mark Labbett, who is a 'chaser' on the television game show The Chase, made a guest appearance for Ferrybridge pub side Golden Lion in their recent Five Towns Quiz League match against Railwaymen which Division Two leaders Dudes won 88-61. Labbett (centre) is pictured with Dudes captain Steve Scott and Steve's wife Liz.

Flanagan’s slip up badly against lowly Crofton

Flanagan’s Army suffered a setback to their Five Towns Quiz League Division One title bid with a 64-61 home defeat against lowly Crofton WMC.

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Flanagan's Army beat defending champions Wanderers.

Champions sent crashing to first defeat of season

FLANAGAN’S Army moved level on points with defending champions Wanderers at the top of Five Towns Quiz League Division One by inflicting their first defeat this season.

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Mark Selby won the title for the second time by beating Ronnie OSullivan in the final last year

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World Snooker's top stars return to York this month for the Betway UK Championship and here’s your chance to win tickets to the showpiece final.

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Brodsworth Main visit holders Ackworth.

Home tie for holders Ackworth

HOLDERS ACKWORTH host Brodsworth Main in the first round of next season’s Pontefract and District Cricket League Dyson-Skidmore Trophy on May 6.

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Wanderers beat Vulcan Mosquitoes 86-67.

Wanderers maintain perfect start to season

Defending champions Wanderers made it five wins from five games in Five Towns Quiz League Division One by beating Vulcan Mosquitoes 86-67.

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Frickley unveil new modern changing rooms development

Frickley athletic are now the envy of many of the Evo-Stik Football League clubs after officially opening their new state-of-the-art changing rooms.

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Stadium latest as Wakefield Trinity ‘prepare High Court case’

Stadium latest as Wakefield Trinity ‘prepare High Court case’

The dust is settling on the latest recriminations between Wakefield Trinity and the council over stadium plans.

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An artist's impression of the redeveloped Belle Vue

Council responds to Wakefield Trinity stadium statement

Wakefield Council has responded to a statement by Rugby League club Wakefield Trinity which said legal action was planned in a dispute over a new stadium.

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Pontefract Racecourse.

Pontefract Racecourse in running for four prestigious awards

Pontefract Racecourse is thrilled to have been announced as a finalist in four categories for the prestigious Showcase & Awards, hosted by the Racecourse Association (RCA).

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‘Belle Vue could be rebuilt even if Trinity leave city’

‘Belle Vue could be rebuilt even if Trinity leave city’

Wakefield Trinity’s Belle Vue stadium could be rebuilt and used by other sports clubs and for concerts if the Rugby League side do not stay there.

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