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Yorkshire bowler sacked for 'unprofessional actions'

Yorkshire bowler Oliver Robinson has had his contract cancelled by the LV= County Championship leaders due to "a number of unprofessional actions".

The 20-year-old paceman is yet to make his first-class debut but did feature seven times in this season's Natwest T20 Blast, taking six wickets with an economy rate of 9.52.

"The Yorkshire County Cricket Club have today announced that Oliver Robinson's contract has been terminated with immediate effect due to a number of unprofessional actions," read a statement on the county's website.

"No further comment will be made by the club."

John Heald remanded in custody

John Heald has appeared before Beverley Magistrates Court charged with the murder of Bridlington landlady Bei Carter on 18 July and with ten rapes in South Yorkshire five days earlier.

The 53-year-old spoke only to confirm his name, date of birth and address.

He was remanded in custody to appear before Hull Crown Court on Friday.

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Commonwealth Games day six round-up

Nile Wilson collected Gold in the Team Gymastics. The 18-year-old, from the Leeds Club in Seacroft, only moved up to the senior ranks earlier this year and was competing first senior competition.

Gold medal winners England's (left to right) Kristian Thomas, Sam Oldham, Louis Smith, Max Whitlock and Nile Wilson on the podium after the Men's Artistic Gymnastic's Team Final at the SSE Hydro, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow
Gold medal winners England's (left to right) Kristian Thomas, Sam Oldham, Louis Smith, Max Whitlock and Nile Wilson on the podium after the Men's Artistic Gymnastic's Team Final at the SSE Hydro, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow Credit: Press Association

Alex Smith from Hull was less fortunate in the hammer final. Taking inspiration from his dad, a former Commonwealth winner, he sent it out over 70 metres with his first throw. That held him in second place for a while but eventually he fell just short finishing out of the medals in fourth place.

Elsewhere, John Lane from Sheffield, was in medal contention in the decathlon until the javelin. Despite a personal best throw he had too much to do in the 1500 metres final event where he finished ninth leaving him fourth overall.

Lincoln's defending Commonwealth shooting champion Aaron Heading had to settle for silver this time in the men's trap.

Joe Roebuck from Rotherham finished in sixth in the 200 metres medley in the pool.

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