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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 …

SATURDAY’S National League South match between East Thurrock United and Torquay United has been postponed. Heavy overnight rain, plus rain throughout the morning and afternoon has meant that the match is unable to go ahead due to a waterlogged pitch. The surface was deemed unplayable after a pitch inspection. The match will be rearranged and …

EXETER City midfielder Jordan Tillson has joined Michael Duff’s Cheltenham Town side on loan for the rest of the 2018/19 campaign. Tillson, who has made 129 appearances for the Grecians and scored four goals, has played 25 times under Matt Taylor so far this season and goes to Cheltenham with a host of experience. “Speaking …

AFC Bournemouth have completed the signing of Wales international defender Chris Mepham from Championship side Brentford. The Cherries are believed to have paid around £12m for the 21-year-old centre-back, who has penned a long-term deal at the Vitality Stadium. Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been tracking the Welshman for a while and is delighted to …

DARRELL CLARKE has spoken for the first time since his departure as manager of Bristol Rovers last week. Rovers parted company with Clarke after winning just four of their opening 21 league games, which left them in the relegation zone. Clarke had been at the Memorial Stadium for nearly six years. In a statement issued …

BRISTOL City were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw with Millwall at Ashton Gate on Sunday. After a goalless first half, City took the lead in the 52nd minute when a Niclas Eliasson cross into the box was sliced into his own net by Jake Cooper. In a match where clear-cut chances were few …