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Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender on how players and little clubs lose out under the new transfer rules

It was great to get our first league win on Saturday. To record our first three points after four league games is a big positive because confidence certainly drains as more and more games pass by without winning.

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Levi Nelson in action for Steelers in the CHL. Pic: Dean Woolley

Dave Simms column: Come and have a glimpse at Sheffield Steelers’ future

On Saturday we will see a glimpse of the future – hopefully. A sign of where we want the Sheffield Steelers to be in years to come.

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Jon Taylor's singing had us in stitches. Picture: Phil Westlake

Richard Wood column: The Rotherham United defender on long journeys, coffee and Jon Taylor’s rap song

It has been a difficult week for the Millers. Two tough away games against sides who I believe will be right up there come the end of the season, Aston Villa and Brighton.

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Steelers in Sweden

Dave Simms column: Can Sheffield Steelers stun the Swedes?

The Steelers arrived in Jonkoping, home of Swedish hockey giants HV71, on Tuesday evening ahead of Thursday’s first Champions Hockey League fixture.

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The gaffer was right to be displeased after Morecambe

Rotherham United: Richard Wood column ... Millers defender on Aston Villa, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Morecambe and the dreaded initiation for new boys

Where do I start this week?

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Jonson Clarke-Harris

Richard Wood column: The Millers defender on opening-day excitement and the mental anguish of injuries

After six tough weeks of pre-season, the first league game of the season is now upon us. The excitement and tension is building as we look to make a good start to a very tough-looking Championship.

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Jess Ennis

Sheffield and England  expects – but has Jess  still got what it takes?

Sheffield and England  expects – but has Jess  still got what it takes?
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Paul Pogba seems to be on his way to Manchester United

Martin Smith Column: Forget the Paul Pogba posturing - bring on proper sports news!

Thank heavens for the busted state-sponsored Russian doping industry.

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Sheffield Wednesday's oldest fan Jesse Webb eceives his Webb 100 Owls shirt.

‘Owls keep me going’ says Sheffield Wednesday’s oldest fan

“The Owls is what keeps me going,” says Sheffield Wednesday’s oldest fan as he turns 101.

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Improvised indoor cricket in the physio room

Richard Wood column: Bitten not smitten amid Poland toil

This is my first trip to Poland and it will not be on my list of destinations to visit on my holidays. In the muggy conditions, flies and mosquitos are everywhere and it’s starting to get on my nerves a bit now. The players and staff are covered in bites!

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England's Dele Alli (centre) in action with Iceland's Ragnar Sigurdsson (left) and Kari Arnason during the Round of 16 match at Stade de Nice

Martin Smith column: The myth of England’s arrogance

“We’re all Welsh now, aren’t we lads…?”

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Roy Hodgson has announced he is stepping down as England manager.

Euro 2016: Players put the boot in on England

Former England and Sheffield Wednesday winger Chris Waddle almost cornered the market on slamming England, after their woeful exit from Euro 2016...at the hands of humble Iceland.

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England's Owen Farrell  insists England will dwell only briefly on the success of a remarkable season before refocusing on their true goal of usurping New Zealand as the game's dominant force. .

Column: We’re on top of those Down Under folk (for a while)

Stop the world now.

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Tempers flare in the stands between Russia and England fans during the UEFA Euro 2016, Group B match at the Stade Velodrome, Marseille.  Nick Potts/PA Wire

Column: Beery England bravado no match for organised Russian violence

England football fans?

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Carlos Carvalhal

Alan Biggs: Sheffield Wednesday have a march on some rivals because they have Carlos Carvalhal

For all the trust justifiably invested in Carlos Carvalhal, did anyone truly believe his pre-Wembley statement that he had not considered a list

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Sheffield United reveil their new kit and sponsor at Robin Hood Airport. Players Che Adams, Dominic Calvert-Lewin, Mark Duffy and Ben Whiteman, pictured. Picture: Marie Caley

Alan Biggs: Sheffield United are a kit of alright again

Kit launches come round too often to be a red letter day in anyone’s diary. In fact, I can’t be alone in thinking football would be better off without them. The constant change for changes’ sake (as in more loose change).

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Muhammad Ali, who has died at 74. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

Column: Muhammad Ali - The arrogant loudmouth we grew to love

WE all hated him. Arrogant, loud-mouthed, disrespectful and dead lucky. That was the consensus in the playground the day after Cassius Clay, as he was then, beat Henry Cooper in June 1963.

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Owls fans at Wembley...Pic Steve Ellis

Column: Special fans, now a crucial summer for Owls

In the end, the fans were ready but the team weren’t quite.

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Jamie Vardy

Martin Smith column: This could be the year ... or maybe not

It’s started well enough.

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Emergency services at Old Trafford but no game

Martin Smith column: Old Trafford fiasco may prove to be penny well spent

Imagine the moment when it dawned on him.

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