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Table-topping Notts ready for pink ball challenge

Nottinghamshire have opened up a gap at the top of the division two table after their latest victory, an innings success over Leicestershire at Trent Bridge.

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Nottingham Forest are heading for the One Call Stadium

Forest friendly completes pre-season for Stags

Mansfield Town have added a mouthwatering pre-season friendly at home to Championship neighbours Nottingham Forest on Saturday, July 22 (3pm) to complete their home pre-season schedule.

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Diego Costa

RUMOUR MILL: Costa will refuse to leave Chelsea until Atletico Madrid ban is over | Real Madrid waiting for Manchester United to bid for Morata

Here are today’s major football rumours.

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Robert Lewandowski

RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea move for Bayern Munich striker Lewandowski | Tottenham want £45m for Manchester City target Walker | Real Madrid president says club have no plans to sell Ronaldo

Here are today’s major football rumours.

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England's Lauren Winfield in batting action at Queens Park, during a warm-up match for the England Senior Ladies cricket team against Sri Lanka in preparation for the World Cup next week.

World Cup women warm up with a win

England continued their ICC Women’s World Cup preparations with victory over Sri Lanka in a warm-up game at Queen’s Park, Chesterfield.

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Kimberley v Mansfield Hosiery Mills.
Kimberley's Josh Bembridge in bowling action on Saturday.

Kimberley see off Plumtree to stay second

Kimberley Institute 2nd XI achieved yet another victory in Division A with a five wicket win against Plumtree at Newdigate Street.

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Samit Patel.
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Another double century for Notts batsman

Nottinghamshire’s Samit Patel reached 200 for the second consecutive time on day two of the Specsavers County Championship match against Leicestershire at Trent Bridge today.

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Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang

FOOTBALL RUMOURS: Man City prepare bid for Aubameyang, Ronaldo won’t let wages scupper Old Trafford return

Football’s rumour mill is in full swing and there are two names featuring heavily today.

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The royal colours of the Queen, sported here by Frankie Dettori, which could be carried to success at Ascot on the final day of the meeting by Dartmouth in the Hardwicke Stakes.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Five (Saturday) Preview

The fifth and final day of the royal meeting centres on the sprinters in the Group One Diamond Jubilee Stakes and its 6f sister race, the richly competitive Wokingham Handicap.

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Samit Patel.
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Patel on form again as Notts build against Leicestershire

Nottinghamshire had reached 212-3 by tea on day one of their Specsavers County Championship home clash against East Midlands rivals Leicestershire today.

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Crack jockey Silvestre de Sousa, who warmed up for Royal Ascot by riding six winners in one day last Friday.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Four (Friday) Preview

If I was forced to make a choice, the Friday of Royal Ascot would be my favourite day of the five, given that it focuses on fast-improving 3yos.

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Godolphin star Hawkbill, who is one of many winners from last year's Royal Ascot expected to return in search of more success this week.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Two (Wednesday) Preview

After a thrilling opening day, Royal Ascot serves up one of its blockbuster contests of the week in the shape of the Group One Prince Of Wales’s Stakes.

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RUMOUR MILL: Ronaldo in line for Man Utd return, Arsenal ace wants assurances, Spurs in for Smalling

RUMOUR MILL: Ronaldo in line for Man Utd return, Arsenal ace wants assurances, Spurs in for Smalling

Here are the stories making today’s back pages.

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Thursday is not only Gold Cup day at Royal Ascot. It's also ladies' day, with all the glamour and glitz that goes with it.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day Three (Thursday) Preview

Ladies’ Day at Royal traditionally attracts a huge crowd, bolstered by coach trips from all corners of the country.

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Dual 2,000 Guineas winner Churchill, who is a hot favourite for the big race of the opening day at Royal Ascot, the St James's Palace Stakes.

ROYAL ASCOT: Day One (Tuesday) Preview

The rain has retreated and the sun has re-appeared. What better time for Royal Ascot?

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Steven Mullaney

Record stand seals Outlaws’ cup final place

Nottinghamshire Outlaws century-maker Steven Mullaney couldn’t hide his delight after his record-breaking stand with Samit Patel helped his side to the Royal London Cup final.

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Hucknall's Georgie Boyce

Applications invited for talented athlete funding

Nottinghamshire County Council is playing its part to ensure the local current and future sports stars have the financial support they need by launching the 2017 Grant Aid Sports Fund for Talented Athletes this week.

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Carlos Bacca

RUMOUR MILL: Everton target AC Milan striker | Morata set to complete £65m move to Man United next week

Here are today’s big football rumours.

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York, which has been voted the best racecourse of the year by members of The Racegoers Club.

Racegoers vote for York as their favourite course of the year

York has been voted the best racecourse in the country this year by members of the Racegoers Club, the official supporters club for British racing fans.

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IN PICTURE: Joe Worrall.
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Toulon ace Joe wants to wear Forest armband

Hucknall-born Toulon Tournament winner Joe Worrall wants to go on and captain Nottingham Forest one day, after leading a young England team to glory.

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