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Scotland captain misses autumn Tests with fractured ankle

British and Irish Lions' Greig Laidlaw is tackled by Chiefs' Finlay Christie Credit: PA

Scotland captain Greig Laidlaw will miss the autumn Tests because of a fractured ankle following the team's Champions Cup win over Ospreys at the weekend.

He'll be unavailable for Scotland's home matches against Samoa, New Zealand and Australia next month, but is expected to make a full recovery before Scotland's Six Nations match against Wales in Cardiff in February.


QoS to take on The New Saints in Irn Bru cup quarter finals

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Queen of the South will travel to Shropshire to take on Welsh champions, The New Saints, in the Irn Bru cup quarter final next month.

TNS made it through to the quarter finals after beating Elgin City 4-0 on Saturday, after a penalty shout out over Livingston in the previous round.

The tie is scheduled to be played on the weekend of 11/12 November.

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Sammi Kinghorn: fifth place in first ever marathon

Sammi celebrating at the Women's 200m T53 Final in July Credit: PA

Sammi Kinghorn has finished fifth place in her first ever marathon in Chicago.

Kinghorn's time was well inside the qualification time needed for the Commonwealth Games - just over four-and-a-half minutes behind Tatyana McFadden, who won in 1:39:14.

The 21-year-old para athlete aims to complete over 26.2 miles at the Commonwealth Games in Australia next April.

Sammi posted her achievement on twitter:

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Stokes not travelling with England squad to Ashes

The 26-year-old all-rounder is currently under investigation by police Credit: PA

Ben Stokes will not travel to Australia with the rest of the Ashes squad on October 28, the England and Wales Cricket Board has announced.

The England and Wales Cricket Board has not made a final decision on Stokes' involvement in this winter's Ashes tour but, if he does feature, he will travel later.

The 26-year-old all-rounder is currently under investigation by police having been arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm last month.

Jonny Bairstow, Liam Plunkett and Jake Ball have been given formal written warnings and fined for unprofessional conduct following an internal investigation into behaviour within the one-day squad, the governing body has also announced.

England cricketer Ben Stokes arrested

Stokes was released without charge Credit: PA

England all rounder Ben Stokes, who was brought up in Cockermouth, has been arrested after an incident in Bristol early on Monday.

He will not be available for England's 4th one-day international against the West Indies, the England and Wales cricket board has announced.

Stokes' team mate Alex Hales will also miss tomorrow's match.

Stokes was released without charge. Avon and Somerset Police say:

We were called to a disorder in Queens Road, Clifton, at around 2.35am on Monday 25 September.

A 27-year-old man was found to have suffered facial injuries and was taken to the Bristol Royal Infirmary for treatment. A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of causing actual bodily harm and has since been released under investigation.

We'd appeal for anyone who was in the Clifton Triangle area in the early hours of Monday who saw any part of this incident, to call Investigations on 101 and give the call handler the reference number 5217218578."

– Avon and Somerset Police spokesperson
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