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Boss blasts players after loss

Disappointed Alfreton Town manager John McDermott said his players failed to do their jobs as the Reds lost their first game in eight outings when they were beaten 2-1 at Spennymoor Town in the National League North.

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Gary Rowett

DERBY COUNTY BLOG: ‘Defensive errors and no midfield bite’

We head into this weekend’s clash against Birmingham with Derby yet again showing inconsistency and coming off another hefty away defeat.

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RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea finally agree to sell Diego Costa for £57m, Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal make January targets

RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea finally agree to sell Diego Costa for £57m, Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal make January targets

Here are the stories making today’s headlines.

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Queens Park's wet outfield

No play on day three at Queen’s Park

Derbyshire’s final home game of the season looks destined to end in a complete wash-out after no play was possible for the third day running in the Division Two match against Kent at Chesterfield.

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Alex Hughes

Key performer Hughes recognised with county cap

Alex Hughes has been one of the success stories for Derbyshire in 2017 and his impressive progress was recognised this week when he was awarded his county cap.

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Brendon Daniels

Alfreton Town march on in FA Cup after seeing off AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Alfreton Town finally hurdled the first obstacle in their 2017/18 FA Cup season when they won their Second Qualifying Round replay at AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday night, after recovering from a 0-2 setback in the original tie.

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Raheem Sterling

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City could propose to swap Raheem Sterling for Alexis Sanchez in January | PSG offer Edinson Cavani to Real Madrid

The proposed swap deal featuring Raheem Sterling and Alexis Sanchez could be revived once the January transfer window reopens.

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Capri, ridden by Ryan Moore, holds on to win the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.

Doncaster’s crown jewel shines brightly, but the diamonds need a polish

For as long as I can remember, Doncaster’s St Leger meeting every September has been a highlight of the racing calendar.

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2017,  World Superbike Championship PATA UK Round 06, Donington Park 77, kyle Ryde  during the race and  finishing in 11 position

Ryde crashes out in round 10 of World Championship

Jacksdale race ace Kyle Ryde crashed out of round 10 of the World Supersport Championship last weekend in Portugal.

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Heanor Town manager, Glen Clarence.

Lions to ‘take stock’ of start - Clarence

Heanor Town boss Glen Clarence has told his players to “take stock” of their start to the Midlands Football League Premier Division season.

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Alex Marshall went close twice early on for Ilkeston.

Robins lose out to Lions in derby cup tie

Ilkeston Town fell to their first defeat in four matches as they were beaten 2-0 by local rivals Heanor Town in the MFL League Cup on Tuesday night.

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Karim Benzema

RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid considering selling Karim Benzema | United boss Jose Mourinho wants Alexis Sanchez

Here are today’s main football rumours.

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Dave Ellis and Carl Shaw cross the finishing line at the end of their victory in Rotterdam.

Heanor hero Ellis is world paratriathlon champion again

Heanor hero Dave Ellis completed a triumphant return to paratriathlon by winning a gold medal at the ITU World Championships in Rotterdam.

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Day One washout between Derbyshire and Kent at Queen’s Park

Derbyshire suffered another home wash-out when the opening day of the Division Two match against Kent at Chesterfield was abandoned without a ball bowled.

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa, who is the subject of a final 'take-it-or-leave-it' offer of �57 million from Atletico Madrid, according to today's rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Atletico Madrid make final £57m offer for Diego Costa, while Liverpool and Arsenal battle for Draxler

Atletico Madrid have made a final ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer of £57 million for wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa, according to today’s football transfer grapevine.

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Derbyshire, who were inspired by record-breaking South African Hardus Viljoen in their victory over Sussex.

Record-breaker Viljoen says he is ‘blessed’ to play for Derbyshire

Record-breaking South African Hardus Viljoen has told how he feels “blessed” to play for Derbyshire after bowling them to only their second win of the Specsavers County Championship season.

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Mansfield 5 and 10k

Mansfield 10 & 5k 2017: Where did you finish? Full results

Here are the full results of Sunday’s Mansfield 10k and 5k races.

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Captain Jack Scott, who has led Langley Mill United to promotion.

Langley Mill denied title by a whisker on final day

An extraordinary finale to the season denied Langley Mill United the Derbyshire County League, Second Division title by a whisker.

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LOOK: Can you spot a familiar face in our Mansfield 10k race gallery?

Notts AC’s Stuart King was crowned the new Mansfield 10k champion on Sunday.

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Brilliant Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, who is set to be offered a bumper new contract by Manchester City, according to today's rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City to offer De Bruyne bumper contract, while Real Madrid eye Arsenal’s Sanchez

Brilliant Belgian Kevin De Bruyne is set to be offered a bumper, new contract by Manchester City to reward his fine start to the Premier League season.

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