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Notts CCC bowler out for rest of season

Nottinghamshire bowler Luke Fletcher has been ruled out for the rest of the season after being hit on the head with a cricket ball.

It happened during the club's T20 match against Birmingham Bears at Edgaston on Saturday when the batsman smashed the ball straight back at him.

He was taken to hospital but was released on Sunday.

Medics said he was lucky to have escaped a more serious injury.

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F1 bosses brand Silverstone move as 'posturing'

F1 cars in action at the British Grand Prix Credit: PA Images

Fomula One bosses Liberty Media have issued a statement relating to Silverstone's notice to quit staging the race.

They've branded the move as 'posturing'

It said:

"The week leading up to the British Grand Prix should be a week of great celebration for F1 and Silverstone. We deeply regret that Silverstone has chosen instead to use this week to posture and position themselves and invoke a break clause that will take effect in three years' time.

"We offered to extend the current deadlines in order to focus on everything that is great about Silverstone and Formula 1. Regretfully the Silverstone management has chosen to look for a short-term advantage to benefit their position. Our focus is still to preserve the British Grand Prix. We will carry on negotiating with the promoter in good faith and in private to reach a fair and equitable solution."

– Liberty Media

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Wolves smash record to sign £15m Neves from Porto

Neves has joined Wolves. Credit: PA

Wolves have smashed their transfer record to sign Ruben Neves from Porto and confirmed a loan deal for defender Willy Boly.

Defensive midfielder Neves has signed a five-year deal for around £15million to link up with former manager Nuno Espirito Santo.

Boly follows Neves from Porto and has penned a season-long loan deal as the Sky Bet Championship side continue to revamp their squad.

The club are also close to signing former Norwich goalkeeper John Ruddy on a free transfer after Carl Ikeme's shock leukaemia diagnosis.

Portugal international Neves made 76 appearances for Porto and the fee tops the £12million Wolves paid for Helder Costa in January.

"I'm very excited to play at this club," he told the club's official site. "It is a very big club and I hope to help the team to win their goals.

"I have always wanted to play in England and we have a good team. I think we can do good things this season."

Shrewsbury fans to meet over safe standing plans

Shrewsbury Town supporters are holding a meeting this evening to discuss the clubs plans to bring safe standing to its ground.

Last month the League One side became the first English club to apply for the introduction of safe standing at Greenhous Meadow.

Shrewsbury is aiming to create a safe standing area with a capacity of around 500.

The meeting is being held in the Sovereign Lounge at the stadium on Oteley Road starting at 7pm.

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