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Goldie looking pained: Disappointment for region's field athletes

Newmarket's Goldie Sayers failed to qualify for the Javelin final at the World Athletics Championships earlier.

The athlete had battled back from long term injury problems and was competing with a heavily strapped knee.

She managed a throw of 58.28m but it wasn't enough to see her through to contest for a medal.

Goldie Sayers Credit: PA

In the morning session, there was similar disappointment for Olympic bronze medallist Robbie Grabarz.

The St Neot's athlete, who was also suffered long-term injuries since London 2012, failed to make the high jump final. The 27-year-old was the only British athlete in action, clearing 2.22 and 2.26m at the first time of asking.

However, Grabarz failed three times to make 2.29m, leaving him outside the top 12 and ending his hopes of a place in the final.

Robbie Grabarz Credit: PA

Goldie aims for world championship glory

Goldie Sayers Credit: PA

Suffolk's Goldie Sayers will be hoping to throw a season best at the World Athletics Championships in Beijing later.

It's the qualifying stages at the Birds Nest this afternoon.

The javelin thrower from Newmarket has spent the last three years struggling with an elbow injury that hampered her chances of success at London 2012.


Three Saints players called up for England's Rugby World Cup squad

England's Rugby squad for the World Cup has been announced.

The squad includes 31 players from 8 Premiership clubs. They open their campaign against Fiji at Twickenham on September 18th.

Kieran Brookes Credit: PA Wire

There are three Northampton Saints players in the squad. Kieran Brookes, Courtney Lawes and Tom Wood.

However there's disappointment for Luther Burrell who misses out on a call up.

Ben Youngs Credit: PA Wire

Norfolk born brothers Tom and Ben Youngs are both included

“It’s really positive that we have such depth and options to choose from. Selection wasn’t easy and it is tough to leave anyone out but it’s important to stress that the players not in this group are still part of our wider squad and could come in at any point."

– England Head Coach Stuart Lancaster

Norwich City defender Turner joins Sheffield Wednesday on loan

Michael Turner has joined Sheffield Wednesday. Credit: PA

Norwich City defender Michael Turner has joined Championship side Sheffield Wednesday on a season-long loan deal.

The 31-year-old fell out of favour at Carrow Road last season following the arrival of new manager Alex Neil, and had a temporary spell at Fulham.

Gary Hooper has always been linked with a move to Hillsborough. Credit: PA

Sheffield Wednesday have also been heavily linked with Turner's Norwich teammate Gary Hooper.

Wolves confirm third failed Norwich City bid for Afobe

Norwich City have been frustrated in their attempts to sign Benik Afobe. Credit: PA

Wolves have confirmed that they've turned down a third offer for their striker Benik Afobe from Norwich City.

The Canaries are keen to land the 22-year-old before the transfer closes next week - despite Wolves insisting that he's not for sale.

Afobe has scored 16 goals in just 26 appearances for The Championship side since moving to Molineux in January.

"Wolves can confirm that a third bid from Norwich City for Benik Afobe has been immediately rejected.

The Club's position remains unchanged."

– Wolves
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