2013: Sheffield United boss David Weir pledges to bring in new blood after Kevin McDonald leaves.
2013: Sheffield Wednesday’s Chris Maguire looking for only his second League start after joining more than a year ago.
2013: Chesterfield boss Paul Cook was fretting over how his team concedes from set-plays.
2013: Mo Farah won the world 5,000m title in Moscow. The victory completed a ‘double double’, making him world and Olympic champion at 5,000 and 10,000m.
2012: Sheffield Wednesday were in the race for Jay Bothroyd.
2012: Keith Edwards said Kevin McDonald would only become a complete midfielder if he scored more.
2012: Drew Fata signs for Sheffield Steelers, staying for two years.
2009: Jamaica’s Usain Bolt shattered his own world record to win World Championships gold in Berlin in 9.58secs, while Sheffield’s Jessica Ennis won heptathlon gold.
2008: Bolt won the Olympic 100 metres in Beijing in a world record time of 9.69 seconds. Swimmer Michael Phelps won the 100m butterfly to equal Mark Spitz’s record of seven golds in one Games, while Great Britain won four golds courtesy of swimmer Rebecca Adlington, cyclists Chris Hoy and Bradley Wiggins and in the men’s fours rowing event.
2006: Steve McClaren began his England reign in style with a 4-0 win over Greece.
2000: Gary Butcher claimed four wickets in four balls in a spell of five for 18 in 7.3 overs in a County Championship match for Surrey against Derbyshire at the Oval.
1999: The IAAF refused to accept a UK Athletics decision to clear Scottish sprinter Dougie Walker of doping allegations.
1930: The first British Empire Games opened in Hamilton, Canada. The Games were renamed the Empire and Commonwealth Games in 1954 and the British Commonwealth Games in 1970.