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GRAND NATIONAL: preview and top tips from our expert

It’s the day when millions of us are tempted into having a flutter. A bet down at the bookies or online, or a go on the sweepstake at work. Even Grandma has been known to splash out with her 50p each/way.

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Blaklion, fourth last year and ready to run a big race again.

GRAND NATIONAL: pinsticker’s guide to all the runners

Finding the winner of the Grand National is often likened to finding the numbers you need to land the National Lottery.

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REVEALED: the horse most likely to win the Grand National (statistically speaking!)

As punters saddle up for the return of the Grand National on Saturday, historical research into previous winners has unearthed the horse with the best chance of grabbing the £561,300 prize. And it’s VIRGILIO!

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Sheffield v Doncaster boxing derby: Favourite Tommy Frank expects tough battle

Undefeated Tommy Frank is not taking anything for granted against South Yorkshire rival Craig Derbyshire - despite his opponent’s ‘Won five Lost 25’ record.

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Jamie McDonnell trains with Dave Coldwell

South Yorkshire boxing: Trainer backs Tony Bellew and Jamie McDonnell to overcome the odds

Trainer Dave Coldwell believes Tony Bellew and Jamie McDonnell can overcome formidable odds to win next month.

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Priced at 2.99, the programme is on sale from shops along the route, and can also be ordered NOWfor just 4.50,including postage and packing.

Tour de Yorkshire 2018: How to get the official programme posted straight to your door

The Yorkshire Post has teamed up with Welcome to Yorkshire to produce the official 2018 Tour de Yorkshire race programme.
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Runners hit the pavement during last year's Sheffield Half Marathon

FULL LIST of when roads will reopen following the Sheffield Half Marathon

City centre roads closed for the Asda Foundation Sheffield Half Marathon are due to begin reopening shortly, after thousands of runners crossed the finishing line.

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The Tour de Yorkshire will return to the white rose county this May

Tour de Yorkshire: Changes made to the race as the four week countdown begins

With just under four weeks to go until this popular cycling race returns to the white rose county, excitement is beginning to build and preparations are busily underway.

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Saxon Warrior wins the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster for trainer Aidan O'Brien and jockey Ryan Moore.

HORSES TO FOLLOW REWIND: twenty 2yos from the 2017 Flat season

Cheltenham has just passed, and the Grand National Festival at Aintree is just around the corner. But already under way is the new Flat campaign, and the action will soon be cranking up a gear with Newmarket’s Craven meeting and Newbury’s Greenham meeting.

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Michael Van Gerwen

Win tickets to see Michael Van Gerwen in action at the Unibet Premier League darts at FlyDSA Arena

Premier League darts is back in Sheffield next week - and you can be there too.
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Yorkshire has great representation among the England's Commonwealth team

Ones to watch: all of the Yorkshire athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games

With the Commonwealth Games due to kick off on Australia's Gold Coast in just two day's time and more than 6,600 athletes geared up to battle it out, it looks set to be 11 days of exciting sporting action.
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County comes first for Yorkshire cricket skipper Gary Ballance

Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance will put county before country this summer in his bid to win an England recall.

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Yorkshire has great representation among the England's Commonwealth team

Ones to watch: all of the Yorkshire athletes competing in the Commonwealth Games

With the Commonwealth Games due to kick off on Australia's Gold Coast in just over a week's time and more than 6,600 athletes geared up to battle it out, it looks set to be 11 days of exciting sporting action.
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Mexborough-born Dennis Priestley

Darts: Former world champions converge on Magna for 'Legends of Darts' event next month

A host of former world champions will gather at Magna next month for a 'Night with the Legends of Darts' event.
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Kash Ali

Rotherham heavyweight Kash Ali stops Sheffield rival David Howe in two rounds

Unbeaten Kash Ali is back jousting for a place amongst the British top 10 heavyweights after stopping his Sheffield rival David Howe in just two rounds.

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Champion jockey Richard Johnson salutes the crowd after winning the Timico Cheltenham Gold Cup on Native River. (PHOTO BY: Mike Egerton/PAWire/PA Images)

Ten talking-points that defined the 2018 Cheltenham Festival

Hard to believe it’s over for another year, isn’t it? Hard to believe, after the long drawn-out prologue, that the four days flashed by so fast.

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Athletics: Merseyside challenge for Rotherham relay team

Rotherham defend their Northern Womens Six Stage Road Relay title at Birkenhead on Saturday.

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Kash Ali  in action at iceSheffield

South Yorkshire boxing: Rotherham v Sheffield derby...in Birmingham

Kash Ali says he will put his friendship for David Howe aside on Saturday and beat him in a battle of South Yorkskhire heavyweights.

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The Marmozets have just released their second album

From actors to boxers: Talented people from Yorkshire you might not have heard about

Yorkshire has produced many talented people over the past generations, including the likes of Judi Dench, Sally Wainwright, Henry Moore and Chris Rea. Yorkshire has given the world talented actors, musicians, performers, artists and athletes, to name only a few, and continues to do so to the present day.
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Yorkshire has a history of talented sporting women.

Eight Yorkshire sportswomen who set the bar high

The past few years have seen a rise in Yorkshire sporting stars, with athletes winning medals in competitions such as the Olympics, Paralympics and Commonwealth Games.
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