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Exeter Chiefs winger Nowell could miss England's autumn internationals following injury

The rugby union player may miss out on England's autumn internationals. Credit: PA

Exeter Chiefs winger, Jack Nowell, could miss England's autumn internationals after getting injured during a match against the Newcastle Falcons on Saturday, 7 October.

The 24-year-old fractured his cheekbone and may now need surgery, meaning he could be out for eight weeks.

England is scheduled to face Argentina, Australia and Samoa in the weeks following 11 November.

He will miss Exeter's game against Sale in the league.

Plymouth Argyle 'Show Racism The Red Card'

Students will put questions about racism to players from Argyle’s first team. Credit: ITV West Country

A project where professional footballers help promote racial understanding is being launched in Plymouth.

‘Show Racism The Red Card’ is being supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Plymouth Argyle Football Club will host students from the city as they take part in workshops exploring stereotypes and hate crime.

The students can then put questions about racism and ethnicity to players from Argyle’s first team.


Claudia Fragapane: Bristol gymnast wins bronze at World Championships

Left to right: Jade Carey (USA), Mai Murakami (Japan) and Claudia Fragapane (Great Britain) Credit: PA

A Bristol gymnast won a bronze medal at the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships held in Montreal, Canada, on Sunday, 8 October.

Claudia Fragapane won the award in the Women's Apparatus Medal Ceremony Floor Exercise category.

The 19-year-old became the first British woman to win an individual world medal since 2006.

She scored 13.933, behind entrants from Japan and the USA.

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New £650,000 skatepark set to be built in Newquay

Work on the park's construction is due to start next year. Credit: Maverick Industries/Concrete Waves

A new skatepark is set to be built in Newquay after the town council secured £650,000 of funding.

Called Concrete Waves, the new park is being billed as one of the best in Europe and will replace the existing Wooden Waves skatepark at Trenance Park.

Work is due to start next year.

The developer says people should be excited about the new facility.

The facility should be seen as a public space available to all and a great addition to the community. Well designed, user group supported concrete skateparks are proven to reduce anti-social behaviour and improve social interaction. The skatepark has been designed within the latest European safety guidelines and is built to host major national and international sporting events.

– Maverick Industries

Ben Stokes will not travel with Ashes squad after Bristol arrest

Ben Stokes was arrested in Bristol last month. Credit: PA

Ben Stokes will not travel with the Ashes squad for the tour to Australia as it stands.

Stokes was arrested in Bristol last month on suspicion of actual bodily harm after an incident outside a Clifton nightclub.

The ECB has confirmed that while the all-rounder has still been awarded a central contract, bowler Steven Finn has been added to the Ashes squad in his place.

While Stokes is not travelling with the rest of the squad on 28 October, his involvement in the Ashes has not officially been ruled out.

We have spoken to Ben and assured him that our decision in no way prejudges the outcome of the ongoing police investigation or cricket discipline commission process, as can be seen by the award of central contracts.

– Andrew Strauss, England director of cricket

Plymouth's Heather Knight has high hopes for Ashes

Plymouth's World Cup winning cricket captain Heather Knight says her side are aiming to continue this year's success by claiming the Ashes.

The squad leave today for Australia aiming to reclaim the Urn they lost in 2015. Speaking during a visit to her old school this week, Heather told us they want to return to the success of the past.


Bath City FC name Jerry Gill as new manager

Gill is a former Bath City player. Credit: Bath City FC

Bath City FC has named Jerry Gill as the club's new manager.

Gill is a former City player. He gained promotion to the Premier League with Birmingham City as a player, and coached the Under-18s and Under-23s at Norwich and Under-18s at Wolverhampton Wanderers.

Chairman Nick Blofeld describes Gill as a "very talented coach".

Now is the right time for him to step up to first team management with our strong, experienced squad. We’re really looking forward to him joining us and building on our strong league position.

– Nick Blofeld, Chairman, Bath City FC

Gill says he is "delighted" to re-join Bath City as manager.

The Club have always had a big place in my heart and it’s great to get the chance to manage the team here. I’m confident that I can use my knowledge and experience to help develop the team and will also look to strengthen the squad a little and build on the firm foundations that already exist here.

– Jerry Gill

The club says there are no other changes in the coaching team.

Swindon Robins win Speedway Premier League after epic final

Robins captain Jason Doyle is now going for his first World Title. Credit: PA

Swindon have been crowned Speedway Premier League Champions after a memorable comeback in the final.

The Robins were trailing Wolverhampton Wolves 47-43 after Monday's first meet and knew it would be a difficult task to overturn the deficit.

Captain Jason Doyle led by example with four wins in his first four rides before securing the vital 3-3 in Heat 15 with Nick Morris which clinched a one-point aggregate win.

It meant the final finished Wolverhampton Wolves 89 Swindon Robins 90.

This is the Robins’ first league title since 2012.

Doyle is now going for his first World Title with two Grand Prixs left.

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