Sport Big Buck's wins in 2012 at Cheltenham, where he returns on Saturday after missing last year

Big Buck’s is back. More than a year after effortlessly extending his unbeaten sequence to 18, the four-time World Hurdle winner returns to Cheltenham for the Cleeve Hurdle on trials day to great fanfare and the delight of everyone connected with the sport.

Shay Given

Transfer talk: Shay Given could make shock move to join Doncaster

Club linked with a move for Aston Villa goalkeeper as well as Stephen Ireland and Richard Dunne as Irish influence starts to take over at the Keepmoat

John Bush will appear again at Sheffield Crown Court in September

John Bush remanded in custody over abduction of teenager in Doncaster

He will appear again at Sheffield Crown Court on September 19

Josh Bush - who went missing with 14-year-old schoolgirl - charged with child abduction

The 35-year-old who went missing with a 14-year-old girl has been charged with child abduction.

Missing 14 year old girl Lorna Vickerage, left and John Bush, right, 35. The teenager has been missing since 10 June and police believe she has vanished with a man over twice her age, believed to be John Bush

Lorna Vickerage found: Missing 14-year-old girl from Doncaster and family friend John Bush found near London's Euston station

The pair apparently tried to check into a hotel in Watford, but Bush's card was declined

Pilot scheme to rehabilitate prisoners 'has reduced reoffending'

Programme provides offenders sentenced to less than 12 months in jail with help as they prepare for release

Police search for missing schoolgirl Lorna Vickerage

Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl who they believe has disappeared with a 35-year-old man.

History of the Doncaster Rovers Belles

The Doncaster Rovers Belles women’s football team have found that that they are to be relegated to the FA Women’s Super League Two no matter where they finish in the league this season. The team are one of the most-celebrated in the history of the women’s game, with an illustrious history.

History of the Doncaster Rovers Belles

The Doncaster Rovers Belles women’s football team have found that that they are to be relegated to the FA Women’s Super League Two no matter where they finish in the league this season. The team are one of the most-celebrated in the history of the women’s game, with an illustrious history.

Doncaster Belles have eight international players but could now lose them all if they are relegated

Relegation scandal takes toll on Doncaster Rovers Belles

Doncaster's women's team will be relegated next season – whatever happens – to make way for Manchester City. It has turned the game into a laughing stock

Sir Michael Stoute wants to ease the highly rated Telescope back

Sir Michael Stoute pulls Telescope out of Royal Ascot return

Those who were looking to Telescope to emerge as one of the stars of the season must wait a while longer to refocus their hopes. After some twinkling homework on the Newmarket gallops, the Sir Michael Stoute-trained colt galloped as swiftly up the betting for the Derby, only to defect from the Epsom showpiece with nine days to go because of a sore shin. Now he will miss his chance to shine at Royal Ascot, too.

Ricky Burns, right, lands a right on Jose Gonzalez, left

Boxing: Ricky Burns steers clear of Jose Gonzalez rematch after surviving scare

Ricky Burns will resist demands for a rematch with Jose Gonzalez after successfully defending his WBO world lightweight title for a third time in Glasgow on Saturday night.

DNA tests were carried out on a batch of frozen burgers manufactured by Doncaster-based Paragon Quality Foods Limited

Pork found in Halal lamb burgers supplied to Leicester schools

Halal lamb burgers have been withdrawn from a city's schools after tests revealed a sample contained pork.

Spot of bother: Brentford substitute Marcello Trotta about to hit his late penalty against the bar

Brentford 0 Doncaster Rovers 1 match report: Sting in Rovers' tail stuns Bees

The Calvin Report: Doncaster crowned champions with 95th-minute winner — immediately after Brentford miss penalty

The Wolves manager suffered relegation with Doncaster last season

Dean Saunders struggles to stop Wolves 'runaway train' from crashing again

There will be a 1980s reunion at Molineux today as Wolverhampton Wanderers mark the 25th anniversary of their Wembley victory over Burnley in the final of the Football League Trophy – or Sherpa Van Trophy as it was then known.

Owner Sheikh Mohammed is severely embarrassed that some of his top horses are involved

Sheikh Mohammed furious over doping scandal as Newmarket stable is locked down

Trainer will stand before a disciplinary panel of the British Horseracing Authority on Thursday afternoon

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