2013: Sheffield United’s board of directors were holding talks to review the disappointing start to the season under David Weir. United hadn’t had a win in nine matches.
2013: Sheffield Wednesday boss couldn’t believe how some “peripheral” players prefer to stay at the club rather than play games on loan. The Owls need new blood in their place: they are 22nd in the standings.
2013: Barnsley are in misery after recording the worst start to a league season for nearly half a century.
2013: Sheffield boxing promoter insists his contract with fighter Jamie McDonnell remains valid, despite the Doncaster man heading to Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom.
2013: Former Formula One test driver Maria de Villota died at the age of 33, suffering a cardiac arrest while on a tour promoting her autobiography Life Is A Gift. In 2012 she had sustained serious injuries, losing her right eye, after a crash while testing for Marussia.
2012: Suggestions of a Barnsley takeover unsettled management duo Keith Hill and David Flitcroft.
2012: Gary Madine is praised for denying himself the chance of a hat-trick in a Sheffield Wednesday U21 game - allowing Caolan Lavery to take a penalty. Madine said he saw “big things from this lad at SWFC.”
2012: Nick Blackman is grabbing the headlines after scoring five goals in 12 appearances for Sheffield United.
2012: Chesterfield boss Tommy Wright says the signing of former Portugese midfielder Luis Boa Morte is a “fantastic coup.”
2011: Sheffield United want to sign Blackpool’s 20-year-old winger Matt Phillips ahead of the Steel City derby.
2011: Sheffield Wednesday goalie Stephen Bywater appealed for calm heads in the visit to Bramall Lane, the first time the two teams had locked horns since April 2010.
2011: Sheffield boxer Barry Awad (Kid Galahad) is attracting three million people to watch his Channel 5 fights - and wants to be better than Kell Brook.
2011: Rotherham United are in a form dip: one win in seven league games.
2011: Nigel Worthington, the former Sheffield Wednesday full back, steps down as Northern Ireland manager.
2003: England qualified for Euro 2004 with a goalless draw against Turkey.
2002: Manager George Burley was sacked by Ipswich.
1999: Sir Alex Ferguson’s testimonial drew 55,824 to watch Manchester United against a World XI which included Old Trafford greats Eric Cantona and Peter Schmeichel.
1992: Paul Gascoigne apologised after swearing and clowning around in front of a Norwegian TV camera.
1989: England earned their place in the 1990 World Cup finals in Italy with a goalless draw in Poland, thanks to four excellent saves from 40-year-old Peter Shilton.