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SPORTS AWARDS: It's third time lucky for cricketer Jack Brooks at Oxfordshire Sports Awards

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 28th November 2015

Jack Brooks made it third time lucky at last night’s Oxfordshire Sports Awards.

HORSE RACING: Victoria Pendleton making rapid progress in bid to fulfil her Cheltenham Festival dream

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Thursday 19th November 2015

EVEN the red kites circling the Chilterns know something special is happening.

OXFORDSHIRE SPORTS AWARDS: Shortlist announced for 2015 honours

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Wednesday 4th November 2015

JACK Brooks and Bradley Smith will both bid to make it third time lucky for different reasons at this year’s Oxfordshire Sports Awards.

Oxford United extend loan spell of winger Jordan Graham

Oxford Mail:

4:00pm Friday 23rd October 2015

Oxford United have extended winger Jordan Graham’s loan spell from Wolverhampton Wanderers for a further two months.

Former Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas understood to be in talks with Northampton Town

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Wednesday 21st October 2015

FORMER Oxford United chairman Kelvin Thomas is understood to be in talks about taking over Sky Bet League Two side Northampton Town.

Deadline nearing for Oxfordshire Sports Awards nominations

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 8th October 2015

NOMINATIONS for the 2015 Oxfordshire Sports Awards closes tomorrow.

HORSE RACING: Ben Case hoping for more of the same

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Thursday 1st October 2015

BEN Case is out to improve on last year’s record-breaking season when the National Hunt campaign gets into full swing.

Oxford United well aware of Morecambe's attacking threat

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Saturday 26th September 2015

MICHAEL Appleton is well aware of the goalscoring threat posed by today’s opposition Morecambe.

Johnny Mullins bidding to silence Kevin Ellison

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Saturday 26th September 2015

JOHNNY Mullins has warned the Oxford United defence to be on their guard against wily striker Kevin Ellison when Morecambe visit the Kassam Stadium today.

Oxford boss Appleton delighted to give Giles his break

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 25th September 2015

Michael Appleton says Jonny Giles deserves the opportunity to try and make it as a professional footballer.

Oxford United defender Mullins wary of Morecambe threat

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Friday 25th September 2015

Johnny Mullins is under no illusions of the importance of tomorrow’s match.

Young signing Jonny Giles eager to get his chance for Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 25th September 2015

Jonny Giles knows he is playing catch-up, but is determined to make the most of his big break.

Danny Hylton: I won't change how I play

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 25th September 2015

DANNY Hylton will not change the way he plays, despite being on the brink of suspension just eight games into the season.

Young signing Jonny Giles eager to get his chance for Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 25th September 2015

Jonny Giles knows he is playing catch-up, but is determined to make the most of his big break.

Oxford United squad to stay in the north next week

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Friday 25th September 2015

A CREATIVE use of Oxford United’s travelling budget means Michael Appleton’s squad are being given the ideal preparation for two tough away games next week.

Oxford United boss happy to play against 11 men

Oxford Mail:

7:50am Friday 25th September 2015

MICHAEL Appleton admits it would be novel for Oxford United to play a full game against 11 men, after being forced to try and break down ten players in their last three matches with mixed results.

Opinions over best team always vary, it's what makes football such a great game, says Oxford United boss

Oxford Mail:

9:10am Friday 25th September 2015

MICHAEL Appleton knows full well that football managers will always be on the end of criticism if their side does not win.

HORSE RACING: Lawney Hill so proud of Victoria Pendleton progress

Oxford Mail:

8:50am Thursday 24th September 2015

TRAINER Lawney Hill says Victoria Pendleton is making giant strides as a jockey every day.

Liam Sercombe believes Oxford United have got what it takes

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 24th September 2015

LIAM Sercombe is relishing life at Oxford United and believes the U’s have all the ingredients to achieve promotion – despite setbacks in their last two matches.

SPORTS AWARDS: Entries piling in

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 24th September 2015

NOMINATIONS for the 2015 Oxfordshire Sports Awards continue to flood in.

HORSE RACING: Victoria Pendleton finishes well down field

Oxford Mail:

7:10am Wednesday 23rd September 2015

VICTORIA Pendleton admitted she had learnt a lot after finishing well down the field on her second competitive start as an amateur rider at Beverley yesterday.

Ryan Taylor bags double as Oxford United beat Barnet in friendly

Oxford Mail:

7:02pm Tuesday 22nd September 2015

RYAN Taylor and Patrick Hoban were both on target as Oxford United’s development XI beat Barnet 4-2 in a friendly yesterday.

New signing Giles eager to show off his skills for Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Tuesday 22nd September 2015

Jonny Giles is relishing the chance to show what he can do as a professional footballer.

Portsmouth boss delighted with point at Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 21st September 2015

PORTSMOUTH manager Paul Cook admitted he was slightly relieved to escape with a point at the Kassam Stadium on Saturday.

George Baldock disappointed at Oxford United failure to collect three points

Oxford Mail:

8:10am Monday 21st September 2015

GEORGE Baldock said he thoroughly enjoyed Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Portsmouth, but couldn’t believe the hosts didn’t take all the points.

Michael Appleton urges Oxford United to get ruthless

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Monday 21st September 2015

MICHAEL Appleton has told his Oxford United side they must become more clinical.

Who was Oxford United's man-of-the-match

6:04pm Saturday 19th September 2015

Oxford United 1, Portsmouth 1

5:08pm Saturday 19th September 2015

Oxford United huffed and puffed but they were unable to find a crucial second goal as they drew with fellow promotion hopefuls Portsmouth today.

Live Oxford United v Portsmouth - LIVE

Oxford Mail:

1:39pm Saturday 19th September 2015

All the action as Oxford United take on Portsmouth

HORSE RACING: Victoria Pendleton set for second amateur ride

Oxford Mail:

6:16pm Wednesday 16th September 2015

VICTORIA Pendleton is due to have her second competitive ride as a jockey at Beverley on Tuesday.

SPORTS AWARDS: Nominations open for 2015 event

Oxford Mail:

5:30am Friday 11th September 2015

NOMINATIONS for the 2015 Oxfordshire Sports Awards open today.

CRICKET: Jack Brooks back with a bang for Yorkshire

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

JACK Brooks led Yorkshire’s charge towards retaining the LV=County Championship title by grabbing 5-35 as Somerset were skittled for 110 on the first day of their Division 1 match at Headingley.

CRICKET: Great Tew handed walkover as Dinton fail to raise team

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

3:40pm Friday 28th August 2015

GREAT & Little Tew’s promotion hopes were given a big boost when tomorrow's scheduled opponents Dinton handed them a walkover.

HORSE RACING: Victoria Pendleton set for Ripon ride as Olympic champion steps up bid for Cheltenham

Oxford Mail:

5:50pm Monday 24th August 2015

VICTORIA Pendleton is set to take the next step on her journey to ride at the Cheltenham Festival by taking part in her first race under rules on Monday.

Going, going, gone - London Welsh sign comes down at the Kassam Stadium

Oxford Mail:

8:05pm Thursday 6th August 2015

LONDON Welsh’s presence at the Kassam Stadium officially came to an end on Thursday, when the club’s giant logo was removed.

Oxford United to abolish booking fees and matchday ticket prices for next season

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3:21pm Thursday 16th July 2015

Oxford United are removing all booking fees and matchday ticket price increases for next season.

Max Crocombe helps New Zealand Under 23s into final

Oxford Mail: Oxford United keeper Max Crocombe is playing for New Zealand in the FIFA U-20 World Cup in Turkey

10:27am Friday 10th July 2015

OXFORD United goalkeeper Max Crocombe kept another clean sheet as New Zealand Under 23s secured a berth in the Olympic qualifying final with a 2-0 win over Vanuatu

HORSE RACING: Victoria Pendleton debut delights trainer Lawney Hill

Oxford Mail:

9:20am Saturday 4th July 2015

LAWNEY Hill was delighted with Victoria Pendleton’s debut as a jockey at Newbury on Thursday night, writes MARK EDWARDS.

Oxford United's 'home' pre-season friendly against Coventry City to be played at Nuneaton

Oxford Mail:

4:30pm Friday 3rd July 2015

Oxford United’s pre-season friendly against Coventry City will now take place at Nuneaton Town on Saturday 1st August (3pm).

FOOTBALL: Wantage Town and Didcot Town to clash in FA Cup

Oxford Mail: football generic

11:31am Friday 3rd July 2015

Local rivals Wantage Town and Didcot Town have been drawn together in this season’s Emirates FA Cup.

RACING: Victoria Pendleton excited ahead of first competitive action

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Thursday 2nd July 2015

VICTORIA Pendleton admits she is struggling to contain her excitement ahead of her first public appearance in a horse racing saddle.

Oxford United chief executive expects a further 'one, maybe two' new faces

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Monday 15th June 2015

MARK Ashton expects Oxford United to make at least one, maybe two more new signings.

CRICKET: Cumnor teenagers take centre stage in Village Cup win

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Monday 15th June 2015

TEENAGERS Max Mannering and Harry Ackland led Cumnor to the national stages of the Davidstow Village Cup with a five-wicket win over Great & Little Tew.

Sam Slocombe eyes No 1 jersey after sealing Oxford United switch

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Friday 12th June 2015

Sam Slocombe intends to do all he can to ensure he starts next season as Oxford United’s No 1.

The secret of Oxford United's former groundsman: his lawn is artificial grass

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 6th June 2015

HE spent years telling people to get off his grass but now Mick Moore does not need to worry.

Oxford United season ticket sales pass 2,000 mark

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8:30am Friday 5th June 2015

Oxford United have gone through the 2,000 barrier for season ticket sales, writes MARK EDWARDS.

FOOTBALL: Graham Scott promoted to Premier League's select group of referees

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 4th June 2015

Graham Scott has reaped the reward for years of hard work after being promoted to the Premier League’s select group of referees.

FOOTBALL: Mike Ford appointed new Banbury United manager

Oxford Mail:

11:47am Friday 22nd May 2015

Banbury United have appointed former Oxford City boss Mike Ford as their new manager.

Oxford United's season ticket sales go past 1,000 mark

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 15th May 2015

Oxford United have sold more than 1,000 season tickets in just nine days.

Jake Wright signs new two-year deal with Oxford United to head retained list

Oxford Mail:

2:00pm Monday 11th May 2015

Skipper agrees new deal as U's reveal retained list

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