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Kent build up solid lead against Derbyshire

Ageless all-rounder Darren Stevens bagged six for 47 and smashed a quick-fire 53 not out with 11 boundaries during an action packed second day that saw 19 wickets fall and Kent build a priceless 242-run lead over Specsavers County Championship rivals Derbyshire.

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Moores thrilled by ruthless Notts

Nottinghamshire produced a ruthless performance with the ball to defeat Sussex inside two days in their Specsavers County Championship match at Trent Bridge.

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Derbyshire enjoy better of afternoon session at Kent

Kent posted a batting bonus point but Derbyshire had the best of the mid-session on day one of this Specsavers County Championship match in Canterbury.

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IN PICTURE: Riki Wessels.

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Riki Wessels century helps Notts recover

Riki Wessels brought up his 20th first class century and the ever-green Steve Magoffin claimed his 27th five-wicket haul during an exhilarating afternoon session between Nottinghamshire and Sussex at Trent Bridge.

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Notts toil against Sussex bowlers

The Sussex bowlers backed up their captain’s decision-making during the opening session of their Specsavers County Championship match against Nottinghamshire at Trent Bridge.

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Derbyshire claim wickets to fight back against Kent

Kent’s rosy start against Derbyshire came off the rails when they lost four wickets for five runs in the space of 15 balls to limp in at lunch on 91 for four after the first interval of this Specsavers County Championship clash.

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Premier League preview: Battle to beat the drop hots up

Premier League preview: Battle to beat the drop hots up

Attention turns to the bottom of the Premier League this weekend with Boro, Bournemouth and Swansea all battling for vital points.

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Transfer rumours: Manchester United told to demand Gareth Bale in exchange for David De Gea

Transfer rumours: Manchester United told to demand Gareth Bale in exchange for David De Gea

Manchester United should try to include Wales forward Gareth Bale in a deal if Real Madrid attempt to sign David de Gea, says former United assistant boss Rene Meulensteen.

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Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu dies

Former England defender Ugo Ehiogu has died at the age of 44.

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Transfer rumours: Are Real Madrid ready to break the world record for Man United star David De Gea?

Transfer rumours: Are Real Madrid ready to break the world record for Man United star David De Gea?

Romelu Lukaku is said to want a return to Chelsea, while Real Madrid are rumoured to be ready to break the world record to land David De Gea,

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Ross McCormack pictured playing for Forest against Derby

OPINION: Equivalent of loan man’s wages would fund Nottingham Forest Ladies

When Ross McCormack was announced as a deadline day loan signing, Nottingham Forest fans like myself were filled with optimism. But his tenure at the club thus far has proved to be one big expensive mystery.

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Gary Rowett.

OPINION: Gary Rowett will have learned a lot from Brentford beating

Our Derby County columnist Andy Buckley-Taylor feels his side’s beating by Brentford will be a blessing in disguise.

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Duffers’ Diaries: Speculation remains rife at Ilkeston FC

Duffers’ Diaries: Speculation remains rife at Ilkeston FC

Each time I sit down to write this column I’m finding it harder not to repeat things I’ve said in previous weeks.

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The future of Ilkeston FC hangs in the balance with takeover talks continuing this week. Pictured is Danny Gordon.

Negotiations to run the Robins continue

Ilkeston FC chairman Nigel Harrop says talks are ongoing with regard to the takeover of the troubled club.

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RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea to sign Madrid star, Spanish giants plan to poach Spurs boss Poch, Man United set to splash yet more cash

RUMOUR MILL: Chelsea to sign Madrid star, Spanish giants plan to poach Spurs boss Poch, Man United set to splash yet more cash

Here are the stories making today’s back pages.

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IN PICTURE: Forest manager Mark Warburton.
SPORT: LEAD: Nottingham Forest v Derby County.  Sky Bet Championship match at the City Ground, Nottingham.  Saturday, 18th March 2017.
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OPINION: I’m gobsmacked by Mark Warburton’s team selection

Mark Warburton left himself wide open to criticism following two catastrophic defeats over the Easter bank holiday.

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City Ground has seen some dark days this season

Blackburn defeat new low for Forest? Rank your worst from torrid season so far

As the old saying goes, a week is a long time in football.

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RUMOUR MILL: AC Milan to make summer move for Premier League midfielder, Real Madrid president gives go-ahead for world record Hazard bid, Everton slap £100m price tag on Lukaku

RUMOUR MILL: AC Milan to make summer move for Premier League midfielder, Real Madrid president gives go-ahead for world record Hazard bid, Everton slap £100m price tag on Lukaku

Here are the stories making up today’s back pages.

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Ilkeston end home campaign with defeat

Ilkeston end home campaign with defeat

As end-of-season dead rubbers go this wasn’t the worst but the end result was an all too familiar one.

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Derbyshire slight favourites to seal rare win

Tony Palladino and Will Davis have raised Derbyshire’s hopes of a first County Championship victory in 21 months on the final day of the Division Two match against Northamptonshire at Derby.

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