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Promotion hopes hit as 11-match winning run ends

Belper’s Midlands Premier Division promotion hopes were dented by their first defeat of 2018.

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“Jekyll and Hyde” Nailers crumble against 10 men

“Jekyll and Hyde” Nailers crumble against 10 men

Manager Aaron Webster described Belper Town as Jekyll and Hyde as they went down 4-1 at 10-man Carlton Town.

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Transfer rumours: Real Madrid monitoring the situation of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling

Transfer rumours: Real Madrid monitoring the situation of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling

Spanish champions Real Madrid monitoring the situation of Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling, whose current deal expires in 2020 and is yet to begin formal talk over a new contract. (Daily Mirror)

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Derby County vs Nottingham Forest - Matej Vydra of Derby County celebrates his goal - Pic By James Williamson

OPINION: Poor finishing costs Derby County

Derby can feel that should have had three points on Wednesday night against a poor Leeds United side, but a lack of clinical finishing and some uncharacteristic sloppy defending meant that we had to make do with just a single point.

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One For Arthur back home after his Grand National triumph at Aintree last year. He is flanked by trainer Lucinda Russell, her partner, former champion jockey Peter Scudamore, and groom Jaimie Duff.

GRAND NATIONAL: ante-post shortlist of seven for Aintree’s great race

With the Cheltenham Festival just around the corner, it seems incongruous to start talking about the Grand National.

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Gary Rowett

PREVIEW: Reading v Derby County

Derby County go to Reading on Saturday in the next instalment of their Sky Bet Championship promotion battle.
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Tony Palladino

Plans announced for Palladino testimonial

A packed programme of events has been announced to mark the Testimonial Year for Derbyshire cricketer and prolific wicket-taker Tony Palladino.

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Kevin de Bruyne

PREVIEW: Premier League and Carabao Cup final

Another big weekend lies ahead with a full Premier League fixture list as well as the Carabao Cup final.

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Thibaut Courtois.

RUMOUR MILL: Real still waiting on Courtois; Pogba could be leaving Old Trafford

Real Madrid are patiently waiting to see if Thibaut Courtois will sign a new deal at Chelsea, and swoop if he doesn't.

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German midfielder Toni Kroos, who is the top target for Manchester United, according to today's football rumour mill.

RUMOUR MILL: Kroos is Manchester United’s top target as Tottenham eye Zaha again

Real Madrid’s brilliant German midfielder Toni Kroos has emerged as Manchester United’s top transfer target, according to today’s football rumour mill.

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Derbyshire  v Yorkshire T20 game at Queens park Chesterfield. Derbyshire batsman Madsen.

Emerging players give squad new confidence

Wayne Madsen believes emerging players have strengthened the Derbyshire squad and given the team confidence heading into the summer.

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Derby County vs Nottingham Forest - Scott Carson of Derby County - Pic By James Williamson

Carson predicts twists and turns as promotion race hots up

Derby County goalkeeper Scott Carson is expecting a lot of twists and turns between now and the end of the Championship season, as the fight for promotion to the Premier League intensifies.

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Huge win for Belper as promotion race hots up

Huge win for Belper as promotion race hots up

Belper HC completed a routine win against bottom club Worcester HC to set up a showdown with promotion rivals Harborne next week.

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All the latest football transfer gossip and rumours

RUMOUR MILL: PSG line up £30m swoop for Manchester United’s Rojo, and Hazard could quit Chelsea

French giants Paris St Germain are considering a £30 million swoop for Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo, according to today’s football transfer grapevine.

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Belper Town manager Aaron Webster

Steadman returns to earn point for the Nailers

Mid-table Belper Town gained a valuable home point against promotion-chasing Bedworth United after a much improved display.

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Derbyshire have signed Harry Podmore from Middlesex.

All-rounder Santner signs for Derbyshire

New Zealand bowling all-rounder Mitchell Santner has signed for Derbyshire as overseas player for the second half of the 2018 season.

Cricket
RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid target Manchester United superstar

RUMOUR MILL: Real Madrid target Manchester United superstar

Here are the stories making today’s back pages.

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FA Cup

PREVIEW: FA Cup fifth round

The FA Cup enters the fifth round stage this weekend with just three games between the sides taking part and a place in the final.

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IN PICTURE: Joe Worrall and David Nugent.'SPORT: LEAD: Nottingham Forest v Derby County.  Sky Bet Championship match at the City Ground, Nottingham.  Saturday, 18th March 2017.'MARK FEAR - MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY.  CONTACT markfearphotographer@outlook.com (+44) 753 977 3354

TALKING POINT: Which club has the biggest social media following - Nottingham Forest or Derby County?

There is no football without rivalry.

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Derbyshire all-rounder gets England Lions call up

Derbyshire all-rounder gets England Lions call up

Matt Critchley said it was an honour to be called up to the England Lions squad for a three-match one-day series against West Indies A next month.

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