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RUMOUR MILL: Beckham works MLS magic, Mourinho wants £35m Chelsea star, Prem club offers £47m for Napoli ace, Juve boss talks Arsenal hot seat

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

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Notts cricketers in their Royal London One Day kit

WIN! Tickets to Notts Outlaws v Yorkshire Vikings

With a full complement of current internationals available to Notts Outlaws and Yorkshire Vikings in the 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup at Trent Bridge on Saturday (11am start), it promises to be a spectacular event - and you can be there to soak up all the action!

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IN PICTURE: ROYAL LONDON ONE-DAY CUP KIT: Back Row (left to right): Ross Herridge, Greg Smith, Matthew Carter, Ben Kitt, Tom Moores, James Pipe, Phil Tranter.  Middle Row (left to right): Ant Botha, Luke Wood, Jake Libby, Brett Hutton, Luke Fletcher, Brendan Taylor, Rikki Wessels, Steven Mullaney, Paul Franks.  Front Row (left to right): Harry Gurney, Michael Lumb, Stuart Broad, Chris Read, Peter Moores, Alex Hales, Jake Ball, Samit Patel.

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PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR - MARK FEAR PHOTOGRAPHY.  CONTACT markfearphotographer@outlook.com (+44) 753 977 3354

STORY: NOTTS COUNTY CRICKET PRESS/MEDIA DAY AT TRENT BRIDGE CRICKET GROUND, NOTTINGHAM.
FRIDAY 31ST MARCH 2017.
PHOTOGRAPHER: MARK FEAR

Win tickets to watch Notts in action at Welbeck

Nottinghamshire are back in action at Welbeck when they host Leicestershire for a Royal London Cup one-day game on Sunday, May 7 – and you can win tickets to soak up all the action by winning tickets in our special competition.

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Dominic Cork, who has starred in previous Derbyshire wins over Durham.

Derbyshire hoping to improve record against Durham

Derbyshire’s opening Royal London One-Day Cup fixture of the season today (Thursday) sees them travel to Chester-le-Street to take on Durham in the group stage.

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‘May the Forza be with all in the famous Garibaldi!’

They may not have put more than 100 million pounds into Nottingham Forest but their input can only be described as priceless. They, my friends, are Forza Garibaldi!

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Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.

RUMOUR MILL: Mourinho tells De Gea he can leave Old Trafford | Lyon want Martial on loan | Oxlade-Chamberlain set to be offered a £100,000-a-week deal | Stoke to swoop for Malaga striker | Liverpool to smash transfer record to lure Van Dijk | James wants Manchester United switch

Here are today’s rumours from the world of football.

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The Radfords ar this week's special press conference.

Radfords plea for backing as Stags face crunch game

Mansfield Town chairman John Radford has called on football fans from all over the county to help the Stags take another step towards the play-offs this Saturday when title-chasing Portsmouth visit the One Call Stadium.

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Mansfield Town's Pat Hoban
Picture by Dan Westwell

Losing finish to season for Stags reserves

Mansfield Town’s reserves/U21s side ended their Central League season on a losing note, crashing 2-0 at home to Rotherham United at Kirklington Road this afternoon.

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Two members of Sutton Swimming Club's A team with the runners-up trophy.

Success in key finals for proud Sutton Swimming Club

Proud Sutton Swimming Club enjoyed more success when the Nottinghamshire ASA stage-three finals were held.

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Some of the triumphant Mansfield Harriers team at Hexgreave Hall.

England star Johnson is back in business for Mansfield Harriers

England international Mark Johnson spearheaded many fine performances that raised hopes for a successful season when Mansfield Harriers had a record turnout for the first round of the Nottinghamshire AAA Summer League.

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Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans  - Photo by Chris Holloway

Surprise packet Stags aiming to prove the doubters wrong

Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans is determined his side can prove the doubters wrong and steal a place in the play-offs.

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Gary Shaw answers questions posed to him from school kids

Stags’ community project going from strength to strength

Having started his involvement with the Stags’ football in the community project 20 years ago, Gary Shaw is well placed to judge the growing influence the club has had in the town.

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Mansfield Town's Manager Steve Evans and his assistant Paul Raynor - Photo by Chris Holloway

Bruising week ahead as Stags players battle for a place in the big game

Steve Evans admitted he can hardly bear to watch some of Mansfield Town’s training sessions this week as the tackles fly in with players desperate to be part of Saturday’s huge home clash with Portsmouth.

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Mansfield Town's Pat Hoban
Picture by Dan Westwell

Strong Stags side to end reserve fixtures

Mansfield Town will give an outing to all their fringe players in tomorrow’s final Central League reserve/U21 clash at home to Rotherham United (2pm).

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Tough task for youth players offered deals

Tough task for youth players offered deals

Mansfield Town boss Steve Evans congratulated the club’s youth team on retaining the league title and said at least two or three of them would be offered professional deals next season.

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AFC Mansfield players line up in a guard-of-honour tribute to champions Cleethorpes Town.

AFC Mansfield’s guard of honour for worthy champions

Generous AFC Mansfield paid tribute to champions Cleethorpes Town before becoming their latest victims in the Northern Counties East League’s Premier Division.

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A close shave during the game between Clipstone and Armthorpe Welfare. (PHOTO BY: Andy Sumner)

Clipstone kids outmuscled by relegated strugglers

Much-changed Clipstone’s final home game of an eventful season ended in a surprise defeat against already-relegated Armthorpe Welfare.

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Dominic Airey, who scored the only goal of Selston's last game to clinch the title.

League titles for super Selston and Sherwood Colliery Reserves

The champagne corks were popping in the dressing-rooms of Selston and Sherwood Colliery Reserves after they clinched title successes in the Central Midlands League.

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Hero Ryan Booker, who scored the late winning goal for Rainworth.

Relieved Rainworth stave off threat of relegation

Relieved Rainworth Miners Welfare bagged the win they needed to guarantee survival in the Premier Division of the Northern Counties East League.

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Mission accomplished for Ollerton Town manager Dave Winter.

Ollerton round off pleasing debut season with win

Satisfied Ollerton Town completed their debut season in the Northern Counties East League with a 1-0 victory over already-relegated Westella and Willerby.

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