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Sussex v Derbyshire: David Wiese leads fight back on day one at Hove

Billy Godleman reached 7,000 career first-class runs in his 51 Specsavers County Championship Division Two, The 1st Central County Ground, Hove: Derbyshire 338-9: Reece 51, Godleman 51; Wiese 4-63 Sussex: Yet to bat Derbyshire 3 pts, Sussex 3 pts Scorecard Sussex took six wickets in the evening session to fight back against Derbyshire on day one at Hove. The visitors reached 227-3 at tea but ended on 338-9 with David Wiese taking 4-63 and George Garton 3-79. Luis Reece (51) and captain Billy Godleman (51) both made half centuries while…

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Nottinghamshire v Worcestershire: Daryl Mitchell leads visitors’ push for victory

Worcestershire opener Daryl Mitchell needs 20 more runs to pass 1,000 Championship runs for the season Specsavers County Championship Division Two, Trent Bridge (day three): Nottinghamshire 193 & 275: Wessels 60; Leach 5-69 Worcestershire 243 & 123-2: Mitchell 63* Notts 3 pts, Worcs 4 pts Worcs need 103 more runs to win with 8 wickets remaining Scorecard Unbeaten Division Two leaders Nottinghamshire are on the verge of defeat by fellow promotion contenders Worcestershire at Trent Bridge. The visitors ended day three on 123-2 in pursuit of 226 for victory and…

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Tour of Britain 2017: Fernando Gaviria wins stage four as Elia Viviani leads overall

Gaviria (second from right) held on in a thrilling finish Colombia’s Fernando Gaviria edged out Team Sky’s Elia Viviani in a tight finish to stage four of the Tour of Britain in Newark-on-Trent. Gaviria, riding for the Quick Step Floors team, was part of a peloton which caught a breakaway group with 3km of the 175km stage remaining. He held on with Viviani and Alexander Kristoff applying intense pressure. Viviani now overtakes overnight leader Caleb Ewan in the overall standings with four stages to go. Australia’s Ewan, who rides for…

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Chris Froome still leads Vuelta a Espana as Matteo Trentin wins stage 10

Froome is looking to become the first man to achieve a Tour de France-Vuelta double in 39 years Britain’s Chris Froome maintained his lead in the Vuelta a Espana as Italy’s Matteo Trentin won stage 10. Trentin pulled clear of a 15-man breakaway to beat Jose Joaquin Rojas and Jaime Roson Garcia on the 164.8km ride from Caravaca to Alhama de Murcia. The Quick-Step Floors rider has now won two stages of this year’s Vuelta. Froome retained his 36-second lead over Colombian Esteban Chaves, but Ireland’s Nicolas Roche made up…

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British Cycling: Review leads to medical services overhaul

Sir Bradley Wiggins won the Tour de France in 2012 British Cycling has announced a “timely” overhaul of its medical services for athletes following an independent review. Dr Rod Jaques, director of medical services at the English Institute of Sport, examined British Cycling’s practices after it was scrutinised as part of an anti-doping investigation into a mystery medical package. His recommendations include the creation of a new ‘head of medicine’ and a team to look after riders’ physical and mental well-being. He also says there should be a clinical governance…

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India v Pakistan: Virat Kohli leads his side to win in Champions Trophy

72 runs in four overs – India’s stunning end to innings Champions Trophy, Edgbaston: India 319-3 (48 overs): Rohit 91, Kohli 81*, Dhawan 68 Pakistan 164 (33.4 overs): Azhar 50, Hafeez 33, Yadav 3-30 India won by 124 runs (DLS method) Scorecard; Standings An unbeaten 81 from captain Virat Kohli helped steer India to a comprehensive 124-run victory over Pakistan in the opening match of their Champions Trophy campaign at Edgbaston. Kohli’s big hitting – allied to a more patient 91 from opener Rohit Sharma and a blistering half-century from…

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