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Bruce plans unchanged side for season finalé

Hull boss Steve Bruce hopes to name an unchanged side for the Tigers' unlikely Barclays Premier League survival mission against Manchester United on Sunday.

Jelavic looks set to start up front Credit: Press Association

Nikica Jelavic is expected to lead the forward line once again as Bruce seeks the win his side require to give themselves any hope of staying up.

Jake Livermore remains suspended by the club following a positive drugs test while Mohamed Diame (knee) and Gaston Ramirez (hamstring) are both still out.

Provisional squad: Harper, McGregor, Dawson, McShane, Bruce, Chester, Rosenior, Brady, Robertson, Elmohamady, Huddlestone, Quinn, Meyler, Hernandez, Aluko, N'Doye, Jelavic.


James Milner returns to Leeds to inspire next generation of sporting stars

England international, and former Leeds United midfielder, James Milner, will be back in Leeds today as he is appointed Chancellor of Leeds Children's University.

James Milner will be appointed as Chancellor of Leeds Children's University Credit: Press Association

Leeds Children's University , based at Leeds Trinity University, aims to promote social mobility by providing learning experiences outside normal school hours to children aged seven to 14, and forms part of a wider, nationwide, initiative.

Milner, who currently plays for Manchester City, will hold a footballing masterclass and give advice to pupils on forging a career as an elite athlete.

Danny Jones: Funeral to be held for late Rugby League star

The funeral will take place today of Keighley Cougars player Danny Jones.

Almost £150,000 has been raised in Danny Jones' memory

The 29-year-old died of a rare heart condition after collapsing while playing for the Cougars in London in early May.

Almost £150,000 has been raised by the Rugby League Benevolent Fund for a trust fund for his baby twins since his death.

The Wales international's will be held at St Mary's Church in Halifax.

The wake will follow at Brighouse Rangers ARLFC in Halifax, which his widow, Lizzie, hopes will be a celebration of his life:

We want people to come in their rugby jerseys and wear bright colours to remember his wonderful fun personality.

– Lizzie Jones

Cup final to possible relegation: Chris Dawkes looks back on a troubled year for Hull City

This time last year Hull City's fans had just seen their team compete in their first ever FA Cup final and were looking forward to their first ever European campaign.

Fast forward 12 months and the landscape has changed quite dramatically. The club is up for sale, the owners are at loggerheads with fans and local sports groups and this weekend The Tigers could be relegated from the Premier League.

Chris Dawkes looks back on quite a year for Hull City.

Kyle Edmund one step away from place in French Open

East Yorkshire's Kyle Edmund is one win away from a place in the French Open main draw after an impressive 6-1 6-2 victory over Romania's Victor Hanescu.

Kyle Edmund Credit: Press Association

Edmund came through the three qualifying rounds at the Australian Open in January and the 20-year-old is on course to repeat the feat after this dominant display against Hanescu, 13 years his senior.

The 6ft 6in Romanian reached the quarter-finals at Roland Garros in 2005 but injuries have hampered him since and he was unable to keep up with Edmund's energy and weight of shot.

The Briton asserted his authority early on with a number of stinging forehands and Hanescu was unable to respond, losing his serve in the fourth and sixth games before surrendering the set.

Edmund continued to find winners from the back but it was a missed volley from Hanescu that gave him an early break in the second and he lost only one more game thereafter to seal a classy victory in one hour and seven minutes.


Burrow agrees two-year Rhinos deal

Leeds Rhinos legend Rob Burrow has agreed a new two year contract with the First Utility Super League leaders that will keep the 32-year-old at Headingley Carnegie at least until the end of the 2017 season.

Burrow agrees two-year Rhinos deal Credit: Press Association

Burrow has appeared in each of the Rhinos six Grand Final wins, winning the Harry Sunderland award as man of the match in the 2007 and 2011 victories. He also played a key role in the Rhinos Challenge Cup win last August at Wembley. He has made 423 appearances for the club putting him tenth in the all time list of appearances for the club and is one of only 13 players to ever score 1,000 points for the club.

It has been a fantastic time in my career to be part of the Leeds Rhinos team and I want that to continue. This is the best club in Rugby League and the only club I have ever known. I cannot imagine ever being anywhere else and, having grown up supporting the club, it makes it extra special that I will be able to start and finish my career here. That is something I have always wanted to do.

– Rob Burrow

We are pleased to have agreed a new deal with Rob for the next two years. His commitment to the Rhinos and determination to succeed are great examples for any young player coming through the ranks. He remains a threat to all teams in Super League with his unique skills set and he has the ability to unlock any game, as we have seen on so many occasions before.

– Brian McDermott, Leeds Rhinos coach

Uwe Rosler unveiled as new Leeds Utd head coach

Leeds United unveiled Uwe Rosler as their new head coach at a news conference this afternoon. The problem is, they already had one! Neil Redfearn is still contracted to the club until the end of June, but that hasn't stopped controversial Italian owner Massimo Cellino employing his fifth head coach since buying Leeds last April. There is flash photography right from the start in this report by Chris Dawkes.

Leeds to appoint new head of recruitment

Leeds United will appoint a new head of recruitment with experience of the English game, director Adam Pearson has said.

Uwe Rosler and Adam Pearson Credit: ITV News

The club is also looking for an assistant manager, along with a first-team coach to assist new head coach Uwe Rosler.

Rosler told reporters that he would like to work with a sporting director, adding: "It's coming more and more into English football."

The former Brentford and Wigan manager put pen-to-paper on a two-year deal at Elland Road today.

Rosler targets top 10 finish with Leeds

New Leeds boss Uwe Rosler says a top ten finish next season would be 'progression'.

Credit: ITV News

The German coach has also paid tribute to his predecessor Neil Redfearn, and said he believe it is possible to work with owner Massimo Cellino.

Rosler is the club's fifth head coach in under a year.

There is a core of players with their best years in front of them, there is great potential.

Neil left a very solid foundation. This club has to be ambitious but expectations have to be realistic.

– Rosler on Redfearn

"I'm not suicidal. I wouldn't have come here if I didn't think we could work together.

The glass is half full, not half empty. That's my philosophy.

– Rosler on Cellino

Rosler has signed a two-year deal as Leeds' new head coach.

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