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2013: Sheffield Wednesday boss Dave Jones predicts a “big year” for Reda Johnson and says Chris Kirkland should never give up chasing an England recall.

2013: Sheffield United manager David Weir says his players should be vocal and challenging with each other behind closed doors. United poised to give a new contract to Callum McFadzean.

2013: Sheffield Eagles said goodbye to Don Valley 24 hours after their last game at the doomed venue. They beat Hunslet 36-26. Attendance: 1,184.

2013: Sheffield Steelers signing Ryan Menei decides not to play for the club after all.

2012:Sheffield United boss Danny Wilson believes the combination of Shaun Miller, John Cofie and Nick Blackman can drive their promotion charge.

2012: Barnsley boss Keith Hill wants Doncaster Rovers’ James Coppinger.

2012: Sheffield Wednesday’s new Spanish striker Rodri said he felt good enough to be in Barcelona’s first team.

2012: Wigan accepted a bid from Chelsea for Victor Moses, paving the way for the forward’s move to Stamford Bridge.

2011: Arsenal agreed terms with Manchester City for the sale of France midfielder Samir Nasri.

2009: England regained the Ashes after beating Australia by 197 runs in the fifth Test at the Oval.

2008: Great Britain’s James DeGale won a gold medal in the men’s middleweight boxing at the Beijing Olympics.

2004: Kelly Holmes won the gold medal in the 800 metres at the Athens Olympics - the first part of her middle-distance double.

1999: The Rugby Football Union dropped drugs charges against former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio, who had been accused of taking recreational drugs during a party celebrating the Lions’ Test series victory over South Africa in 1997.

1938: England’s Len Hutton scored the then highest individual score in Test cricket, against Australia at the Oval. His 364 surpassed Walter Hammond’s record of 336 not out and stood until Garfield Sobers made an unbeaten 365 in 1958.