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The festive period is one of the most exciting and crucial times for sport in the South West, writes Gareth Davies. For players from our rugby and football clubs, they would perhaps rather a winter break which is common-place in mainland Europe, but the bean-counters at said clubs and traditionalists would certainly argue otherwise. While …

Volunteers truly are the life and soul of grassroots sport, putting in considerable amounts of their own time and money to ensure spectators have something to enjoy weekend after weekend, writes Tom Howe. Their tireless efforts allow a community to thrive and keep institutions alive with stories of days and players gone by. It is …

PLYMOUTH Argyle have parted company with manager Derek Adams following their 5-1 away defeat at Accrington Stanley on Saturday. Assistant Paul Wotton has also left the club with the Pilgrims having fallen into the League One relegation zone with one game to go Kevin Nancekivell will take charge of the team for their must-win game …

GLOUCESTER booked their place in the Premiership play-offs, despite losing 27-20 away at Worcester Warriors. Worcester knew a victory would secure their top flight survival and they were determined to get it. But the losing bonus point Gloucester picked up means they will finish in the top four. Gloucester were leading 15-13 at half-time, thanks …

BRISTOL Flyers suffered a blow to their play-off hopes after agonisingly losing 113-111 away at Glasgow Rocks in a game that went to quadruple overtime. Glasgow’s dramatic win has moved them back to fourth in the table, while the Flyers remain in ninth spot – two points behind eighth-placed Plymouth Raiders with a game in …

PLYMOUTH Raiders suffered a frustrating 90-87 defeat to Leicester Riders at the Pavilions on Sunday. Paul James’ side made a great start and led by 11 points at the end of the first quarter. They were also in front at half-time and going into the last period. But Leicester, who have an impressive record against …

TORQUAY United’s National League South match against Chelmsford City at Plainmoor on Saturday has been postponed due to waterlogged pitch. A club statement said: “After heavy rain in parts over the last 48 hours, and despite the best efforts of the ground staff, the match referee inspected the Plainmoor pitch at 12:45pm and decided that …

EXETER Chiefs forwards Alec Hepburn and Jonny Hill are the latest players to have agreed new deals at Sandy Park. Prop Hepburn, 25, and 24-year-old second-row Hill have both signed new two-year extensions with the Premiership club. They follow in the footsteps of England quartet Jack Nowell, Henry Slade, Luke Cowan-Dickie and Ollie Devoto, together …