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Doncaster’s crown jewel shines brightly, but the diamonds need a polish

For as long as I can remember, Doncaster’s St Leger meeting every September has been a highlight of the racing calendar.

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Ryde crashes out in round 10 of World Championship

Jacksdale race ace Kyle Ryde crashed out of round 10 of the World Supersport Championship last weekend in Portugal.

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Dave Ellis and Carl Shaw cross the finishing line at the end of their victory in Rotterdam.

Heanor hero Ellis is world paratriathlon champion again

Heanor hero Dave Ellis completed a triumphant return to paratriathlon by winning a gold medal at the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam.

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Mansfield 10 & 5k 2017: Where did you finish? Full results

Here are the full results of Sunday’s Mansfield 10k and 5k races.

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LOOK: Can you spot a familiar face in our Mansfield 10k race gallery?

Notts AC’s Stuart King was crowned the new Mansfield 10k champion on Sunday.

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Stuart is King for the day with Mansfield 10k victory, Sutton Harriers land 5k double

Here is a full round-up of this year’s Mansfield 10k and 5k races with interviews with all the main players on the day.

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The rapidly-improving Defoe, one of the leading fancies, bidding to give jockey Andrea Atzeni his third St Leger triumph in the last four years.

It’s a St Leger to savour on Doncaster’s big sporting day out

A fascinating renewal of the world’s oldest Classic is set to light up Town Moor for Doncaster’s biggest sporting day out on Saturday.

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Rugby legend to run 2017 Mansfield 10k race

This Sunday sees the third staging of the Mansfield 10k race, which this year also incorporates a 5k race too.

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Mark Cavendish to compete in Tour of Britain - including North Notts stage

Cycling superstar Mark Cavendish will compete in this year’s OVO Energy Tour of Britain, which comes to North Nottinghamshire for the first time next week.

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York racecourse, the scene of last week's wonderful Ebor Festival (PHOTO BY: James Hardisty).

YORK’S EBOR FESTIVAL: day-by-day review

Of all the marvellous Flat racing festivals that run from Guineas Weekend in May to Champions Day in October, York’s Ebor meeting remains one of the most popular with racegoers.

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Atlas Gym quartet set to take on the world

Four Derbyshire-based weightlifters will be jetting out to Australia next month to take part in the Commonwealth Championships in the Gold Coast to potentially secure a place at next year’s Commonwealth Games.

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Double delight for Anderson on world stage

Double delight for Anderson on world stage

Darts demon Kyle Anderson always knew he had the ability to compete and win on the world stage - and believes he is now beginning to show that quality.

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Mayweather vs McGregor: Who will win?

Mayweather vs McGregor: Who will win?

It’s a big money boxing bout with millions of dollars in the purse and sports fans across the globe can’t wait to tune in.

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Defoe, ridden by Andrea Atzeni, storms to victory at Newbury on Saturday to set up a tilt at the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster next month.

All eyes on the Ebor Festival as Yorkshire takes centre stage

It seems only five minutes since we were baking and sweating in the blazing heat of Royal Ascot. Yet here we are, deep into August, dodging the daily rain showers and moving headlong into the part of the season when Yorkshire takes centre stage.

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Three members of the Derventio Excel team, Ryan Reader, Jamie Ingram and Karl Morgan.

Young swimmers end their season on a high

Swimmers from the Ripley Rascals club and Derbyshire’s elite Derventio Excel (DX) squad ended the season on a high at both the British and English national meets, held over two weeks at the Ponds Forge pool in Sheffield.

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Dual gold medal-winning athlete Jacob Smalley, from Heanor, who starred at the Special Olympics National Games.

Golden double for Heanor sprinter Jacob at Special Olympics

Heanor athlete Jacob Smalley pulled off a gold-medal double when he represented the East Midlands at the Special Olympics National Games competition, held in Sheffield.

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Ryde eyes strong finish to 2017 season

Ryde eyes strong finish to 2017 season

Kyle Ryde has targeted a strong end to the 2017 World Supersport Championships season.

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BREAKING: Britain's top athletes announced for #teamparkrun events UK wide from 9am today - August 19

On you marks, gets set....for YOUR chance to join National Lottery-funded athletes including Olympic and Paralympic stars just revealed for the #teamparkrun 5k events UK wide today - Saturday,- August 19.
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The defeat of hot favourite Ribchester, ridden by William Buick, in the Sussex Stakes was one of many surprises at the Qatar Goodwood Festival.

Horses to follow from a Goodwood week that struggled to stay glorious

The weather did its best to sabotage Goodwood week, which left the Qatar-sponsored meeting struggling to live to up to its fabled moniker of Glorious.

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Carl Froch is coming to Mansfield

WIN tickets to an audience with Carl Froch!

Three-time super-middleweight world champion Carl Froch has never been one to shy away from the spotlight.

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