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Leading man role suits Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance well

ANDREW GALE has piled praise on Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance and said that the captaincy has given him a new lease of life.

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Tour de Yorkshire: Forged by legacy

The Tour de Yorkshire cycling race arose as a legacy event following the success of the visit of the 2014 Tour de France to God’s own county.

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Leeds United's Pablo Hernandez and Kalvin Phillips show their disappointment at the end of the Burton game.

Even wins may not be enough now for Leeds United

After messing up the first of what was effectively three “cup finals” it is now clear for Leeds United – win against Norwich City this Saturday or the play-off bid will definitely be over.

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Video - Joe Root relishes challenge of aiding Yorkshire’s pursuit of one-day glory

ENGLAND Test captain Joe Root is relishing the chance of trying to help end Yorkshire’s long wait for success in the limited-overs game.

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Captain Gary Ballance scored a Yorkshire-best 203 not out against Hampshire to go with his first innings 108 (Picture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com).

Hampshire v Yorkshire - The Verdict: Gary Ballance excels to rescue draw for Yorkshire

MUCH more of this and it might be playfully suggested that there is a case for appointing Gary Ballance as the specialist captain of the England Test side.

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WHO WILL PREVAIL? Hampshire's Jimmy Adams or Yorkshire captain, Gary Ballance.

As it Happened - How Yorkshire ground out a draw at Hampshire - The Story of Day Four

YORKSHIRE earned themselves a draw against Hampshire after fighting back from a bad first innings with the bat at the Ageas Bowl.

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The Tour de Yorkshire is a free show like no other

Tour de Yorkshire preview: What you need to know about this weekend’s big event

THE Tour de Yorkshire will be an opportunity for Yorkshire’s local communities to present themselves and the county to the world as never before, the chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire says.

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Iain Sim. Pic: Dennis Elam

Rugby Union: Successful weekend for Morley teams

Morley RFC had a weekend to remember with their first team avoiding relegation and the second team achieving promotion in their final games of the season.

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Yorkshire captain Gary Ballance made 108 in the first innings against Hampshire and is unbeaten on 78 overnight in the second (Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com).

Double trouble: Yorkshire looking to captain Gary Ballance as they battle to avoid another loss

IF YOU had said before the start of the season that this match would provide an early opportunity for one of the teams to complete the double over the other, you would have thought that it would be an opportunity for Yorkshire to complete the double over Hampshire as opposed to the other way round.

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Despair for Leeds United's Luke Ayling after the Burton defeat. Picture Jonathan Gawthorpe

Monk vows to fight on after disastrous defeat for Leeds United

Leeds United boss Garry Monk accepted his side’s hopes of reaching the play-offs were out of their hands following defeat at Burton Albion, but vowed that the players would keep fighting to the end of the season.

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Hampshire's James Vince (Picture: Simon Hulme).

Hampshire v Yorkshire: We let it get away from us – Gary Ballance

THEY came to the Ageas Bowl in the hope of watching England batsmen Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow.

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Yorkshire lost to Hampshire in their opening game of the County Championship season despite claiming a commanding position after the first inings (Photo: SW Pix)

RECAP: Hampshire v Yorkshire (day one): James Vince scores century for hosts as Ben Coad stars again

Yorkshire seek to avenge the opening defeat of the County Championship campaign against Hampshire as the two teams meet at the Ageas Bowl.
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Former footballer Ugo Ehiogu dies aged 44

Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu has died aged 44, Tottenham have announced.
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Leeds United v Wolves. dejected Leeds players at the end.17th April 2017 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds United face three tests of nerve as they bid to make play-offs

After more than four months spent in the top six Leeds United are waking up to being outside the play-off places and with a real fight on their hands now to prolong their season in May.

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Peter Handscomb is set to drop down from the No 3 position to accommodate Joe Root as Yorkshire tackle Hampshire in the County Championship (Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com).

Yorkshire looking to avenge instant setback

ANDREW GALE will today send his Yorkshire players out on a revenge mission.

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Video - Stunning start to season sees Ben Coad earn faith of Yorkshire with extended deal

UNNECESSARY though it may seem – given the mesmerising start he has enjoyed to the 2017 season – Ben Coad says his new extended contract with Yorkshire has handed him a further confidence boost.

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Ryan Sidebottom will not be back in action in the County Championship until next month. Picture: Alex Whitehead/SWpix.com

Character-driven Yorkshire prevail at Edgbaston to the delight of coach Andrew Gale

YORKSHIRE first-team coach Andrew Gale praised his team’s character after they required just 42 balls on the final morning to complete an innings and 88 run victory over Warwickshire at Edgbaston.

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Souleymane Doukara, went closest to a goal for Leeds United.

Leeds United fall out of play-off places after home defeat

A big Elland Road crowd went home disappointed after seeing Leeds United slip out of the play-off places with a disappointing display and a 1-0 home defeat to Wolves.

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Yorkshire's Peter Handscomb. 
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Positive approach pays dividends for Yorkshire and Peter Handscomb

AUSTRALIAN Peter Handscomb said there is still lots of hard work to do if Yorkshire are to pick up their first County Championship win of the season.

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Yorkshire's Ben Coad. Picture: Tony Johnson.

Highlights - Warwickshire v Yorkshire: Leading role suits Ben Coad at Edgbaston

The impressive depth to Yorkshire’s seam-department resonated in the Edgbaston gloom as Ben Coad bowled the White Rose into the ascendancy on the opening day against Warwickshire.

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