In the paper on July 16

Your Indy this week is packed with sporting action and the news behind the stories - including Exeter Chiefs' kit launch and the academic discovery that football really is good for you.


Keep up to date with what’s happening at Bournemouth, Bristol City, Bristol Rovers, Plymouth Argyle, Exeter City, Forest Green, Yeovil Town and Torquay United
Pre-season action as all our West Country clubs continue their preparations ahead of the 2017-18 season
Your essential guide to all this summer’s pre-season football friendlies 


All the latest news from Exeter Chiefs, Bristol Rugby, Cornish Pirates and Plymouth Albion, plus the views of our regular columnists, including John Harding, Neale Harvey, Barry Knott, Conrad Sutcliffe and Nigel Walrond.             


Don’t miss Marcus Trescothick’s insight into life at Somerset CCC plus all the latest news from Gloucestershire
All the reaction following Gloucestershire’s Specsavers County Championship Two draw against Worcestershire  (Result will need checking)
All the latest from a busy week in the Natwest T20 Blast as Somerset make the trip to Essex (Thursday) and Glamorgan (Saturday) while Gloucestershire host Kent (Thursday) plus previews of Sunday’s big matches as Somerset travel to Middlesex and Gloucestershire welcome Sussex
All the scorers and scores from the local game.  


National League reaction as the Plymouth Devils travelled to take on the Cradley Heathens on Wednesday.


Always first with the late, late Saturday night race results.


WIN! WIN! WIN! £50 on Westwords word search


A tragic death in Devon is linked to a reaction to 'legal high' substances.

Chiefs coach Rob Baxter will receive an honorary degree this week.