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Madden returns to haunt his old club

Former Yeovil Town striker Paddy Madden returned to haunt his old club with a late equalising goal. Exeter City and Torquay also drew.

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Devon's Pavey wins first gold medal of her career

Jo Pavey
Jo Pavey celebrates winning the first gold medal of her career. Credit: Adam Davy/PA Wire

Devon's Jo Pavey has tonight won the first gold medal of her illustrious career.

The 40-year-old from Honiton came first in the Women's 10,000 metres at the European Championships in Zurich.

She becomes the oldest woman to win a European title.

It adds to her recent bronze medal in the 5,000 metres at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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What next for the region's retired footballers?

by Jonty Messer

The new football season may be up and running but for players who have retired from the lower leagues the challenge now is finding a new job. Some are still in their early thirties but without the multi-million pound contracts of the Premier League, they have little to fall back on.

Former Torquay and Plymouth defender Guy Branston retired this summer after nearly 20 years in the game. He has been telling Jonty Messer about some of the myths surrounding lower league salaries and what he is doing now to support his family.

Tonight's football

It's the first round of the Capital One Cup tonight. Exeter City host Championship side Bournemouth, while Plymouth Argyle entertain Leyton Orient at Home Park. Yeovil Town play Gillingham.

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Exeter City's Chief Executive resigns

The football season gets underway tomorrow for all of our professional sides - and today we look at the hopes for Exeter City.

It's been a turbulent summer at St James Park. The club has run out of cash, and been banned from signing any new players.

Today the Chief Executive resigned - following other senior management out of the door - as the season begins in crisis.

Seth Conway reports:

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