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Cumbrian cricket star due MRI scan on calf injury

Ben Stokes is out for the rest of the season due to a calf injury Credit: PA images

There are fears that Ben Stokes could be out for the rest of the season due to an injury.

It happened during the second Investec Test against Pakistan, England and Wales Cricket Board announced he will have an MRI scan on Tuesday on a calf injury he has suffered.

The England all-rounder from Cockermouth had to miss the rest of the series against Sri Lanka after he underwent knee surgery in May.

Annan Athletic face Motherwell test

Rangers' Joey Barton shakes hands with Annan players at full time. Credit: PA

Annan Athletic welcome Scottish Premiership club Motherwell to Galabank this weekend.

It's the team's third match of the group stage of the Scottish League Cup.

They lost 2-0 away at Rangers in midweek, but after a strong performance they will be hoping for a positive result this time.

Kick off is at 3pm at Galabank.


Tour of Britain mascot visits Cumbria schools

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School children from across Cumbria have been receiving visits from the Tour of Britain mascot 'ToBI', in a bid to inspire them to take up sport.

The tour visits Cumbria for the second stage of the race on September 5th where it kicks off from Carlisle city centre:

They go all the way round so they see all the bits that were devastated by the floods and see how great things are now in Cumbria and they end up in Kendal and it's going to be a fantastic day.

– Cllr Ian Stewart, Cumbria County Council

Carlisle hammer thrower heading to Rio

Carlisle hammer thrower Nick Miller

Carlisle hammer thrower Nick Miller has been named in Great Britain's Rio Olympics team.

The 23-year-old, who won a silver medal at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, suffered a back injury several weeks ago and feared his Olympic dream would be over.

But after fighting back and with recovery going well he has secured a place on the plane to Brazil.

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