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WIN tickets to Exeter Chiefs v Glasgow Warriors

To celebrate the return of the Heineken Champions Cup rugby on consecutive weekends in November, we have a pair of tickets to give away to Exeter Chiefs v Glasgow Warriors on Saturday 23rd November at Sandy Park (KO 3.15pm).

The game will be one of 20 live fixtures in the Heineken Champions Cup broadcast on BT Sport this month featuring a host of Rugby World Cup stars back in action, with Bath v Ulster and Saracens v Ospreys also being shown live on Channel 4.

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How do bookmakers set odds?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Tue, 10/22/2019 - 6:10am

Ever wondered how do bookies make odds or how do bookmakers set odds to be more accurate. If you are a punter who cares for his money then you should have, even if you don’t have the ambition to become a future trader. The first thing you need to know is how to calculate odds and understand the math behind them. This will help you understand if the offered lines have value or not and whether your bookmaker is giving you a fair price or you should be searching for something better.

West Devon Premier B Netball Team

SSG sponsors growing netball club 

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Sun, 10/20/2019 - 6:57pm

SSG Training and Consultancy are proud to be the sponsors for a West Devon Netball team for the 19/2020 season.

The West Devon Premier B Netball Team were struggling to find a new sponsor before SSG stepped in to offer up sponsorship.

A fundamental part of the SSG business ethos is to support the local community, financially and by giving time to activities termed ‘Beyond Business’.

Report: Cambridge United 4 City 0

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 10/20/2019 - 9:36am

Exeter City fell to a heavy defeat away at Cambridge United as they were beaten by four goals to nil at the Abbey Stadium.

The Grecians started the match slowly and gave away the ball too often in midfield in the first half as they went into the break deservedly behind. However, City began the second half with purpose and almost got back into the match before Cambridge United hit them with a sucker-punch just before the hour, with their second goal, and then added two more on the break.

Racing stars team up for A Question of Racing on Haldon Gold Cup day

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 9:17am

LOVE Devon, the fundraising arm of the charity Devon Communities Together, and Exeter Racecourse have teamed up to create the first A Question of Racing on Haldon Gold Cup Day, Tuesday November 5.

A star-studded panel includes record-breaking Devon born-and-bred female jockeys Bryony Frost and Lizzie Kelly, Philip Hobbs, David Pipe and Joe Tizzard, who rode the winner of the Gold Cup three times. 

They will face questions from the BBC’s David Fitzgerald, including what happened next, home and away questions, the picture board, one-minute round and the buzzer round. 

Should Sanju Samson be preferred over Rishabh Pant over limited overs?

Authored by Mike Page
Posted: Fri, 10/18/2019 - 7:36am

Once again the most popular discussions have crept into the Cricket News and are making headlines — the suitability of Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson. On one hand, the experts bat for Sanju Samson for his orthodox style of batting in the limited-overs format of the game, while another set of cricket legends ask for some patience with the 22-year-old Indian batsman, Rishabh Pant.

Pippa Funnel riding Billy Beware

International stars head to Bicton for end-of-season foray

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Tue, 10/15/2019 - 9:16am

Bicton Arena is readying itself for the conclusion to the 2019 eventing season, and with nearly 700 entries for its competition, which runs from October 24 to 27, it will be a superb finale for riders and spectators alike.Competing at the event is the 2014 Badminton Horse Trials winner Sam Griffiths, World Equestrian Games 2018 silver medallist Padraig McCarthy and multiple British team medallist William Fox-Pitt.

Football team on pitch

Devondale sponsors West Exe youth football team

Authored by Sue Cade
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:46pm

Devondale Electrical Wholesalers Marsh Barton branch is sponsoring the West Exe under 8s team for the second year running.  

West Exe play in the Exeter West League fielding two teams and currently train at Tedburn St Mary.

Last season Devondale sponsored new home kits and rainproof jackets, followed up this season with equipment including team water bottles, bibs, training aids and, importantly, footballs. The sponsorship means that there is now a football for each of the 13 players.

Do England have what it takes to win the Rugby World Cup?

Authored by David Banks
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:33am

Despite players and fans alike looking forward to a mouth-watering showdown with France to see who would come out on top of Pool C, the group ended in a bit of an anti-climax for England. A typhoon forecast to be hitting Tokyo on the weekend of the match caused World Rugby officials to cancel the game out of fears for the safety of players and supporters alike. 

Sea change for women in water sports

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Mon, 10/14/2019 - 8:07am

The Teignmouth-based company and the regional variation of the UK’s viral #ThisGirlCan campaign are encouraging more women on the water by offering ladies-only half price taster sessions in sailing. 

According to Sport England, there are 62% more men than women taking part in regular water sports across the country (source: Active Lives Survey 17/18, 397,700 v 247,500).

The sailing sessions build on a successful ladies-only paddle boarding event hosted by SeaSports Southwest and Devon Girls Can earlier this year, in May.

Match report: City 1 Forest Green Rovers 0

Authored by Exeter City FC News
Posted: Sun, 10/13/2019 - 9:47am

A first-half strike from Ryan Bowman proved the difference as Exeter City beat Forest Green Rovers 1-0 at St James Park on Saturday.

Grecians’ boss Matt Taylor made two changes to the starting XI for the fixture, with Jonny Maxted making his league debut for City, while Aaron Martin also came in for Dean Moxey, who dropped to the bench.