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Updated: York City sign Bristol Rovers striker Ryan Brunt on one-month loan deal

York Press: Ryan Brunt celebrates the winner on Tuesday night: Simon O'Connor

12:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

YORK City have signed Bristol Rovers striker Ryan Brunt on a one-month loan deal.

Axed Knights boss wins coach of year title

York Press: Gary Thornton who will take over as head coach of York City Knights RL team at the end of the season. Picture David Harrison.NB: alternative expression head and shoulders available. (10940241)

12:35pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

YORK City Knights achieved a memorable clean sweep of awards at the Kingstone Press Championships presentation ceremony last night - the most noteworthy being Gary Thornton's Coach of the Year gong.

Historic campaign for Yorkshire batting trio

4:41pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

YORKSHIRE trio Joe Root, Adam Lyth and Gary Ballance have achieved a rare feat in cricketing history by topping the English first-class batting averages for the summer of 2014.

Gary Thornton thanks fans for fantastic backing

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York City Knights  v hunslet hawks Championship 1playoff clash at the Huntingdon Stadium on the 28/09/2014.
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2:39pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

GARY THORNTON has urged York City Knights fans to continue their "fantastic support" of the club.

Sessay Karl Carver's delight at Yorkshire winners medal

York Press: Yorkshire's Karl Carver

2:33pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

SESSAY’S Karl Carver has described his delight at helping Yorkshire win the LV= County Championship title and claiming a winner’s medal.

Simon Dyson returns to European golf tour

York Press: England's Simon Dyson on the 1st green during day three of the 2012 Open Championship at Royal Lytham & St. Annes Golf Club, Lytham & St Annes. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 21, 2012. See PA story GOLF Open. Photo credit

2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ONE of the best days of his professional career will flood back for York's Simon Dyson tomorrow.

Champions Poppleton pick up mixed tennis trophy

York Press: MIXED EMOTION: The IT Sports Mixed Tennis League 2014 trophy winners are pictured at the end of season presentation, from left, Nick Turnbull (on behald of David Lloyd, winners of division eight), Belinda Turnbull (Poppleton, division one), Jeremy Reddish

2:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

POPPLETON 1 were handed the division one trophy at the IT Sports York Mixed Tennis League annual presentation evening at York Tennis Club.

Men's Tennis League round-up

York Press: Steve Spaven watches son James play a double-handed backhand to York 1's Neil Giltrap

2:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

RACQUETS clinched the Tyke Petroleum Men's Tennis League division four title with a comprehensive defeat of hosts York 3.

Back to his roots for top-calibre jockey Paul Hanagan

York Press: Jockey Paul Hanagan celebrates winning the Sandringham Handicap on Muteela during Day Two of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday June 18, 2014. See PA story RACING Ascot. Photo cred

2:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

PAUL HANAGAN, who rides the favourite Taghrooda in Sunday's Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, heads to Newcastle today aiming to repay his former boss.

Snooker: Brace of high-five wins delight Acomb

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2:27pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

ACOMB 'A' recorded back to back wins with a 5-2 success over Bootham 'A' in the York Conservative Clubs' Carlsberg UK Snooker League.

York's Laura Campbell in Special Olympics 2015 squad

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2:28pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

YORK’S Laura Campbell has been confirmed as one of 116 athletes in the Special Olympics GB squad for the 2015 World Summer Games in Los Angeles.

Rock-It- Ball club prepares for new season

York Press: Easi RockIts club members

2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

EASI RockIts Rock-It-Ball club are preparing for the new season with their biggest squad ever.

Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers runners shine at veterans cross country championships

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2:30pm Wednesday 1st October 2014

THIRSK and Sowerby Harriers runners Rob and Christine Burn shone at the Yorkshire Veterans Cross Country Championships at Nunroyd Park in Guiseley. Christine finished fourth in the F60 section of the women’s race over five kilometres and Rob was third in the M60 over the men’s 10k course.

New Earswick All Blacks strike out Hull Wyke 22-16

York Press: Ryan Price in action for New Earswick Old Blacks v Wyke.Picture Nigel Holland (10838022)

2:32pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

NEW Earswick All Blacks ARLC were handed an away draw in round two of the BARLA Yorkshire Cup after beating Hull Wyke 22-16.

England pace bowler tips Yorkshire for a 2015 repeat

York Press: ALL SMILES: Liam Plunkett, third from left back row, celebrates the County Championship triumph with his Yorkshire team-mates

2:28pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

LIAM PLUNKETT knows all about winning back-to-back LV= County Championship titles, and the former Durham fast bowler can see no reason why his current county Yorkshire can’t achieve that feat.

Trackrod Rally thriller

York Press: Trackrod Rally Yorkshire Forest Stages winners Steve Perez, right, and Paul SpoonerPicture: Steve Gregg

2:24pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

STEVE PEREZ and Richard Hill shared the major spoils at the Trackrod Rally Yorkshire in Ryedale.

City of York Hockey Club lifted by five-star show

York Press: City of Yorks Rich Cockram runs into trouble against Chester.Pics Nigel Holland (10833901)

2:21pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

City of York (5) – (2) Chester

Malcolm Jefferson hopes for double at Sedgefield

York Press: File photo dated 12/01/2012 of Jockey Graham Lee being presented with a bottle of champagne after his 1,000th winner on Posh Bird in the North Yorkshire Grand National Handicap Chase at Catterick Racecourse, Richmond.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date:

1:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

MALCOLM JEFFERSON, who has a useful team of horses under his care for this jumps season, can move his campaign into gear at Sedgefield this afternoon by completing a double.]

Hockey: Acomb topple Mirfield 3-0

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2:17pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

DESPITE missing several players, Acomb Hockey Club men’s first team toppled Mirfield 3-0 in Yorkshire League division four north.

Hockey: Rallying spirit sees off York Ladies' rivals

York Press: Hockey - cxz

2:16pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

 CITY of York ladies I built on their opening day draw with a 2-1 victory over Chester I in the North Hockey League premier division.

Hockey: Injuries take toll on Acomb ladies

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2:18pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

INJURIES took their toll on Acomb ladies in their Yorkshire League division two north game at home to Huddersfield II.

Darts: Burton’s Embleton and Pallister dazzle but Sun Inn shine

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2:25pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

BURTON WMC captain Linda Embleton gamed in 24 darts but finished on the losing side against Sun Inn in division three of the York John Smith's Ladies Darts League.

Four sites for York City Fun Camps

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2:22pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

YORK City Holiday Fun Camps will be held at four different venues during the October half-term holiday.

Thornton axed as York City Knights boss - with assistant James Ford tipped to take the helm

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York City Knights  v hunslet hawks Championship 1playoff clash at the Huntingdon Stadium on the 28/09/2014.
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5:02pm Monday 29th September 2014

GARY THORNTON insists “there is no ill-feeling” despite being told he is to be replaced as York City Knights boss following their play-off exit.

Rundown of Gary Thornton's time in charge of York. Plus his last task - attend Coach of the Year awards

York Press: Coach Gary Thornton  surveys his new realm at the helm of  York City Knights

5:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

YORK City Knights’ decision to axe Gary Thornton came just 18 hours after his side were knocked out of the Championship One promotion play-offs by arch-rivals Hunslet – whom they had beaten three times in the regular season.

BREAKING: York City Knights boss Gary Thornton to be axed

York Press: York City Knights coach Gary Thornton

11:28am Monday 29th September 2014

GARY THORNTON has been axed as York City Knights boss, The Press can reveal.

Magnificent seven for York City Knights all stars

York Press:

9:59am Monday 29th September 2014

SEVEN Knights players were today named in the Championship One 'All Stars' team.

Coach Gary Thornton's York City Knights future in the balance after play-off exit to Hunslet Hawks

York Press:

8:11pm Sunday 28th September 2014

GARY THORNTON has suggested his future might not be at York City Knights after seeing them crash out of the Kingstone Press Championship One promotion play-offs.

York City Knights 24, Hunslet Hawks 32

York Press: Ben Dent goes over to open the scoring for York City Knights against Hunslet Hawks

9:09pm Sunday 28th September 2014

YORK City Knights have quietly launched a new kit for 2015 with a new design and a fancy new sponsor, BMW Cooper York.

Dagenham & Redbridge 2, York City 0

York Press:

3:02pm Sunday 28th September 2014

DAGENHAM & Redbridge might have employed former Olympian Dalton Grant as their fitness coach but it is York City’s players who will be for the high jump with many more performances like this one.

Yorkshire youngster Jack Leaning revels in breakthrough season

York Press: Yorkshire's Jack Leaning celebrates his century against Essex at ScarboroughPicture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

2:22pm Sunday 28th September 2014

YORK ace Jack Leaning has described winning the LV= County Championship in his breakthrough campaign with Yorkshire as “a dream come true”.

Dunnington's Calum Richardson leads York FA Cup goal glut

York Press:

1:58pm Sunday 28th September 2014

CALUM RICHARDSON netted a hat-trick as Dunnington trounced Cliffe 8-0 in round one of the York FA Saturday Senior Cup.

Tadcaster Albion return to summit as Josh Greening keeps up scoring spree

York Press:

1:55pm Sunday 28th September 2014

PREMIER division leaders Tadcaster Albion racked up an eighth successive win as they beat Liversedge 3-0 in the Northern Counties East League.

'We're like chalk and cheese,' says Nigel Worthington after Dagenham defeat

York Press:

8:45pm Saturday 27th September 2014

YORK City boss Nigel Worthington has conceded that his struggling side’s current form is like “chalk and cheese” when compared to last season’s play-off push.

Ex-York City winger Ashley Chambers sets up goals to help Dagenham beat his old club 2-0

York Press:

6:29pm Saturday 27th September 2014

YORK City have now won just one of their last 15 matches after a 2-0 defeat at fellow strugglers Dagenham.

Knights boss backs table-toppers for play-off tie

York Press:

11:28am Saturday 27th September 2014

HEAD COACH Gary Thornton ruled out any kneejerk reaction ahead of tomorrow's do-or-die showdown with arch-rivals Hunslet - instead keeping faith with the side and structures that took York City Knights to top spot.

Loza on York City wanted list

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11:27am Saturday 27th September 2014

NORWICH City winger Jamar Loza is one of the loan targets that has been identified to strengthen York City's ranks.

Eaton’s plea for no controversy in York-Hunslet tie

York Press: Luke Hardbottle of York tackles Michael Sykes of London Skolars during the Co-Operative Championship 1 game between London Skolars and York City Knights at The Twickenham Stoop, Twickenham on Sat June 12, 2010 (10816607)

11:27am Saturday 27th September 2014

"I HOPE that the team who perform better on the day win - and nothing else comes into the equation."

York City skipper braced for Dagenham tie

Burton Albion v York City clash held at the Pirelli Stadium on the 13/09/2014
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11:24am Saturday 27th September 2014

RUSSELL Penn is determined to snuff out the threat of former York City midfielder Andre Boucaud at Dagenham & Redbridge this afternoon.

Ashley Chamber’s fear of Femi as old boys collide

York Press: York City v Luton Town - Blue Square Bet Premier play-off final - WembleyAshley Chambers celebrates after his equaliser against Luton at WembleyNigel Holland. (10807023)

11:22am Saturday 27th September 2014

FORMER York City winger Ashley Chambers is hoping to steer clear of ex-team-mate Femi Ilesanmi when he faces his old club this afternoon.

Yorkshire glory days

York Press: Yorkshire's players celebrate their County Championship triumph

11:20am Saturday 27th September 2014

Yorkshire are top of the tree in county cricket once again. Reporter GRAHAM HARDCASTLE charts a glorious campaign for the White Rose outfit.

Triple slam on the cards for James Turner’s prospect

York Press: Trainer Luca Cumani after Silk Sari won The DFS Park Hill Stakes during day two of the 2014 Ladbrokes St Leger Festival at Doncaster Racecourse, Doncaster. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday September 11, 2014. See PA story RACING Doncaster.

11:18am Saturday 27th September 2014

BONDI BEACH BOY, winner of seven races last season, is on another winning roll and can complete a hat-trick of wins this afternoon at Ripon's final meeting of the season.

York City fans urged to take plunge for Bootham bath prize

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11:23am Saturday 27th September 2014

YORK City fans are being invited to take part in a competition that could see them enjoy the last-ever bath at Bootham Crescent and win their club £250,000 in transfer money.

Farewell - again - to a mixed bag of 25 years

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11:26am Saturday 27th September 2014

IT'S a bit like saying an emotional long goodbye before starting a new better life somewhere new... only to pop back five minutes later to check the windows are shut... and again five minutes later because you've forgotten your coat.

Bobbing along on a new equality course

York Press:

11:19am Saturday 27th September 2014

THERE was a brief moment when I had to give a second take to a sports item on the plasma picture-bobbins the other day.

Title-winners Yorkshire end season with dramatic draw against Somerset at Headingley

York Press: Yorkshire's Joe Root hits out on his way to a top knock of 97 against Somerset at HeadingleyPicture: Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com

7:52pm Friday 26th September 2014

JASON GILLESPIE says a thrilling third day fightback with the ball during Yorkshire’s drawn LV= County Championship match against Somerset proved exactly why the Tykes are champions.

York City manager Nigel Worthington keeps faith with Michael Ingham

York Press: York City keeper Michael Ingham punches clear - Northampton v York City, Sixfield, January 11, 2013 (9588511)

2:30pm Friday 26th September 2014

YORK City manager Nigel Worthington has issued his support for goalkeeper Michael Ingham following his second crucial mistake in a month.

Match preview: Dagenham & Redbridge v York City

York Press: York City V Doncaster Rovers, Femi Ilesanmi.pic: Anthony Chappel-Ross (10785499)

2:26pm Friday 26th September 2014

FEMI ILESANMI has insisted he has nothing to prove to Dagenham & Redbridge manager Wayne Burnett when he returns to his old club with York City tomorrow.

Selby Town boss promises changes for home clash

York Press:

2:22pm Friday 26th September 2014

MANAGER Dave Ricardo is demanding a response to Selby Town's "worst performance of the season".

Life at the top of league inspires Tadcaster Abion

York Press:

2:22pm Friday 26th September 2014

A QUICK stint at the top of the league has left Tadcaster Albion boss Paul Marshall wanting more of the same.

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