Exeter City take out loan

Exeter City have taken out a short term loan from the Professional Footballers Association.

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Plymouth Argyle will wear a poppy next season

Argyle will wear a poppy on their shirts next season Credit: Royal British Legion

Plymouth Argyle will be wearing the Royal British Legion's poppy logo on their shirts next season after agreeing a partnership with the charity.

The Argyle Fans Trust are making a sponsorship donation to Argyle on behalf of the RBL to acknowledge the work the organisation carries out for the men and women of the Armed Services.

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Chris Weale rejoins Yeovil Town

Chris Weale returns to Yeovil Town Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Chris Weale has rejoined the Glovers on a two year contract for the new season.

Local boy Weale left the club to join Bristol City in 2006 and has subsequently played for Leicester City and Shrewsbury Town.

Yeovil have also signed 25 year old Polish goalkeeper on a two year contract. He has previously played for Birmingham City.

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Glover makes winning return on the water

The pair last rowed together at London 2012 where they won gold Credit: Stephen Pond/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Olympic Champions Helen Glover and Heather Stanning made a winning return to rowing as they took gold in the women's pair at the World Cup Regatta in France. It was the first time Helen who's from Cornwall had teamed up with her partner since winning gold at the London Olympics in 2012.

Falmouth Coastguard help in rescue operation

A spokeswoman for the Maritime and Coastguard Agency confirmed Falmouth Coastguard had been involved in the rescue operation.

From our conversations with the members of Team Pacific Rowers over the previous 24 hours we understand that Britannia 4 had been gradually taking on more and more water and that despite the crew's attempt to stem the ingress, the water level became insurmountable and an evacuation was deemed necessary.

Our support yacht was despatched to their location earlier in the day and arrived on scene shortly before dusk. However due to dangerous weather conditions they were unable to attempt rescue themselves without risking the lives of the crew.

– Chris Martin, Race Director

The US Coast Guard rescued four males off an ocean rowing boat this afternoon,. They do not have any injuries and were safely recovered.

– Maritime and Coastguard Agency Spokesperson

Cornwall man among four rescued from Pacific race

Sam Collins from Cornwall was competing in the race Credit: Great Pacific Race

Four rowers have been airlifted to safety after their boat began sinking during a race across the Pacific.

Fraser Hart, 33, from Tunbridge Wells, Sam Collins, 24, from Cornwall, James White, 35, from London and Colin Parker, 35, from New Zealand, were taking part in the Great Pacific Race.

The crew set off to row the 2,400 nautical miles from Monterey, California to Honolulu, Hawaii on Wednesday.

Their boat began taking on water and despite their efforts to stem it, evacuation was deemed necessary when they reached 77 nautical miles due west of Morro Bay.

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Your pictures: World Cup fever in the West Country

Our viewers are backing England, who face Uruguay in tonight's crucial clash in Brazil.

Here are some images summing up World Cup fever in the West Country.

This patriotic pair will no doubt be allowed to stay up late for the game Credit: Emma Waller
Chelsea Horler from Somerset doesn't do things by halves!
Ravon Wright sent in this shot of her bedroom window - a subtle approach!
Lambert at the Jolly Roger in Bovey Tracey predicts tonights results

We'd love to see your World Cup photos - email them to westcountry@itv.com or post them on our Facebook page - and we can add them to our gallery.

Yeovil start at home against rivals Doncaster

Yeovil Town will start the new campaign at home, with last season's Championship rivals Doncaster travelling to Huish Park on Saturday August 9.

They face a local derby on Boxing Day when they make the short trip to Ashton Gate to take on Bristol City.

The return fixture is on Saturday March 21, when City will visit Huish Park.

Town end their campaign on the road, taking on MK Dons at Stadium MK on Saturday May 2.

Find out more on the club's official site.

All eyes on Exeter's second game

Exeter City have a home game to start their season, with Portsmouth visiting St James Park on Saturday August 9.

But it is the second game of the season that already stands out, with the Grecians taking on Plymouth Argyle in the Devon Derby at Home Park on Saturday August 16.

On Boxing Day City will have home comforts as Cheltenham make the trip down the M5.

The second Devon Derby of the season is at St James Park on Saturday February 12.

The Grecians end their season at home, with Dagenham and Redbridge the visitors on Saturday May 2.

Find out more on the club's official site.

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