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DERBY COUNTY BLOG: ‘Defensive errors and no midfield bite’

We head into this weekend’s clash against Birmingham with Derby yet again showing inconsistency and coming off another hefty away defeat.

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RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea finally agree to sell Diego Costa for £57m, Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal make January targets

RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea finally agree to sell Diego Costa for £57m, Man Utd, Man City and Arsenal make January targets

Here are the stories making today’s headlines.

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Queens Park's wet outfield

No play on day three at Queen’s Park

Derbyshire’s final home game of the season looks destined to end in a complete wash-out after no play was possible for the third day running in the Division Two match against Kent at Chesterfield.

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Alex Hughes

Key performer Hughes recognised with county cap

Alex Hughes has been one of the success stories for Derbyshire in 2017 and his impressive progress was recognised this week when he was awarded his county cap.

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Raheem Sterling

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City could propose to swap Raheem Sterling for Alexis Sanchez in January | PSG offer Edinson Cavani to Real Madrid

The proposed swap deal featuring Raheem Sterling and Alexis Sanchez could be revived once the January transfer window reopens.

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Capri, ridden by Ryan Moore, holds on to win the William Hill St Leger at Doncaster.

Doncaster’s crown jewel shines brightly, but the diamonds need a polish

For as long as I can remember, Doncaster’s St Leger meeting every September has been a highlight of the racing calendar.

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Forza Garibaldi fly the flag, but Forest naivety costs more points

Forza Garibaldi fly the flag, but Forest naivety costs more points

Forza Garibaldi once again ensured that the Forest supporters arrived at the City Ground in style, but the team’s naivety gifted the win to Wolves on Saturday.

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Ilkeston boss Steve Chettle

Chettle: We need goals

Steve Chettle says a lack of firepower could prove costly as Ilkeston Town aim to make waves in the Midland Football League.

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Alex Marshall went close twice early on for Ilkeston.

Robins lose out to Lions in derby cup tie

Ilkeston Town fell to their first defeat in four matches as they were beaten 2-0 by local rivals Heanor Town in the MFL League Cup on Tuesday night.

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Karim Benzema

RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid considering selling Karim Benzema | United boss Jose Mourinho wants Alexis Sanchez

Here are today’s main football rumours.

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Day One washout between Derbyshire and Kent at Queen’s Park

Derbyshire suffered another home wash-out when the opening day of the Division Two match against Kent at Chesterfield was abandoned without a ball bowled.

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Chelsea striker Diego Costa, who is the subject of a final 'take-it-or-leave-it' offer of �57 million from Atletico Madrid, according to today's rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Atletico Madrid make final £57m offer for Diego Costa, while Liverpool and Arsenal battle for Draxler

Atletico Madrid have made a final ‘take-it-or-leave-it’ offer of £57 million for wantaway Chelsea striker Diego Costa, according to today’s football transfer grapevine.

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Ben Dickinson, who helped Trent College win the NatWest Vase, returns to the squad for the new campaign. (PHOTO BY: Lee Crabb)

Trent College launch Vase defence with solid victory

Reigning champions Trent College opened their defence of the NatWest Vase for U18s with a solid 20-10 win over Loughborough Endowed Schools.

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Derbyshire, who were inspired by record-breaking South African Hardus Viljoen in their victory over Sussex.

Record-breaker Viljoen says he is ‘blessed’ to play for Derbyshire

Record-breaking South African Hardus Viljoen has told how he feels “blessed” to play for Derbyshire after bowling them to only their second win of the Specsavers County Championship season.

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Mansfield 5 and 10k

Mansfield 10 & 5k 2017: Where did you finish? Full results

Here are the full results of Sunday’s Mansfield 10k and 5k races.

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All-rounder Rob Green, whose performance helped Ilkeston Rutland to the title.

Ilkeston Rutland win title amid drama on last day of season

An explosive century by Alex Jordan and all-round fireworks from Rob Green fired Ilkeston Rutland to the Derbyshire County League, Second Division title on a dramatic final day of the season.

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William Painter (centre) receives the Kestrel Trophy from Karl Darby and Mavis Skelston.

Golfer Painter wins another Kestrel Trophy at Erewash Valley

Defending champion Will Painter held on to his title when Erewash Valley Golf Club held one of their most prestigious events of the season.

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Notts look to seal promotion

Nottinghamshire’s cricketers return to action in the Specsavers County Championship this week, with an away trip to face Northamptonshire at New Road.

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LOOK: Can you spot a familiar face in our Mansfield 10k race gallery?

Notts AC’s Stuart King was crowned the new Mansfield 10k champion on Sunday.

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Brilliant Belgian Kevin De Bruyne, who is set to be offered a bumper new contract by Manchester City, according to today's rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Manchester City to offer De Bruyne bumper contract, while Real Madrid eye Arsenal’s Sanchez

Brilliant Belgian Kevin De Bruyne is set to be offered a bumper, new contract by Manchester City to reward his fine start to the Premier League season.

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