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FT: Leicester Tigers 36 - 17 Newcastle Falcons

Leicester Tigers got their Aviva Premiership season off to the start they wanted, with a 36-17 win over Newcastle Falcons.

The home side ran in four tries, including a hat trick by Vereniki Goneva.

Freddie Burns scored 16 points for the Tigers on his debut, with four penalties and two conversions.


Midlands clubs in Saturday football action

There are no Premier League or Championship matches this weekend because of the International break, but the action continues in League One and League Two.

These are the Midlands clubs in action today:

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  • Peterborough United v Port Vale
  • Walsall v Colchester
  • Dagenham & Redbridge v Northampton Town
  • Hartlepool v Shrewsbury Town
  • Morecambe v Cheltenham Town


Alan Shearer taking part in charity golf challenge

Former England football legend Alan Shearer will be playing golf in Derbyshire today - but he will only be completing one hole.

Alan Shearer (right) alongside Lee Westwood at a charity golf day last year Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Archive/Press Association Images

He is taking part in a challenge to take on 18 holes across 18 different courses all over the country.

He starts at his home course in Northumberland and finishes in Berkshire. The hole in Derbyshire will be played on the Breadsall Priory course, and he will be landing by helicopter.

It is all in aid of the Alan Shearer Foundation charity, after a similar challenge last year raised £20,000. He is taking on British entrepreneur Feisal Nahaboo in a rematch, after beating him inside 17 holes last time.

Moeen Ali the only positive as England thrashed

Worcestershire's Moeen Ali was the only real positive for England as they were thrashed by India in the fourth One-Day International at Edgbaston.

Moeen Ali batting in Birmingham Credit: David Davies/PA Wire/Press Association Images

India strolled to the series victory, going 3-0 up with just one more game to play, as they knocked off England's total of 206 all out in just 30.3 overs, for the loss of only one wicket.

Moeen Ali earlier hit three 6s on his way to scoring 67 off 50 balls, which helped a stuttering England to a total India bettered with ease.

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