COLUMN: We've made huge strides since last year

Oxford Mail: I’m on the outside of my Monster Tech 3 Yamaha teammate Pol Espargaro, but managed to fend him off and record a career-best fifth-placed finish in Texas

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

MotoGP rider Bradley Smith reflects on a best-ever finish

My old club crack it after 130-year wait

Oxford Mail: Stevie May celebrates St Johnstone's winner against Aberdeen

3:00pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Michael Duberry rejoices as St Johnstone reach Scottish Cup final

Hughton goes - and then there were none

Oxford Mail: Chris Hughton sacking last week means there are no black managers in the top flight

3:00pm Wednesday 9th April 2014

Michael Duberry laments the shortage of black managers in the game

SWIMMING: Murphy on song for gold strike

Oxford Mail: Alex Murphy pictured with his two medals

8:00am Saturday 5th April 2014

Alex Murphy struck gold for City of Oxford in the City of Sheffield Premier Meet at Pond’s Forge.

Back in action, but the weather was a shock

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

3:00pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

Jack Brooks goes from Sri Lanka to Headingley

Great striking partnerships

Oxford Mail: Luis Suarez (left) and Daniel Sturridge have bagged 20 goals apiece to spearhead Liverpool’s title challenge this season

3:00pm Wednesday 2nd April 2014

Michael Duberry says Liverpool's SAS are great, but not the greatest

BRADLEY SMITH'S VIEWS: So many positives to take, despite early exit

Oxford Mail: I crash out during free practice on the Friday, but despite my obvious frustration, I got back up to qualify on the front row for the first time

4:00pm Thursday 27th March 2014

What a difference a year makes – although the end result, on paper, looks exactly the same.

I was not a happy Wanderer under manager Gary Waddock

Oxford Mail: My last game for Wycombe was in 2009 against Southampton in League One and here I’m getting the better of one Ricky Lambert, who went on to play for England. We lost that game 1-0 and overall, my spell with Wanderers was not the happiest of m

3:00pm Wednesday 26th March 2014

Michael Duberry's view on Oxford United's new manager

MOTORSPORT: Bradley Smith's views

Oxford Mail: My Monster Tech 3 Yamaha team and I can’t wait to get going in Qatar this weekend

4:00pm Thursday 20th March 2014

The wait is over and the next 18 grands prix will decide my fate.

Clubs paying the price for loss of discipline

Oxford Mail: Oxford United's Tom Newey sees red at Chesterfield

3:00pm Wednesday 19th March 2014

Michael Duberry says frustration is responsible for spate of red cards

MOTORSPORT: It's tough out there

Oxford Mail: alice powell

12:00pm Saturday 15th March 2014

I am still working flat-out to find sponsorship for the new season, but it’s proving tough with racing prices continue to rise.

It's a real mixed bag for my former sides

Oxford Mail: Samuel Eto’o celebrates scoring for Chelsea against Tottenham at the weekend. The Blues are over-achieving by leading the Premiership, despite being a ‘work in progress’

3:00pm Wednesday 12th March 2014

As we enter the latter stages of the season, it’s time to have a closer look at how my teams are faring ahead of the final run-in.

Another sad picture for Pardew's wall of shame

Oxford Mail: Newcastle boss Alan Pardew clashes with Hull's David Meyler

3:00pm Wednesday 5th March 2014

Michael Duberry on Newcastle manager's headbutt

COLUMN: I loved every minute of Australian adventure

Oxford Mail: Myself with Brad Hogg

3:00pm Thursday 27th February 2014

Oxfordshire cricket ace Jack Brooks reflects on his spell Down Under

Rooney deserves his £300k-a-week wages

Oxford Mail: Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring a cracking goal for Manchester United in their 2-0 win at Crystal Palace on Saturday – the day after he had signed his new £300k-a-week contract

3:00pm Wednesday 26th February 2014

After Wayne Rooney signed his new £300k-a-week contract, the question arose does he deserve that sort of money, asks Michael Duberry.

Magic of the FA Cup is still alive and kicking + Video

Oxford Mail: Wigan Athletic’s goalscorer Ben Watson (left) celebrates with teammate Callum McManaman after their shock win over Manchester City in May

3:00pm Wednesday 19th February 2014

Michael Duberry says there are some fairytale scenarios in this season's competition

I'm still focused on my Formula 1 dream

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

4:00pm Saturday 15th February 2014

There is still no news on my racing front yet. However, I am proud to have the continued support of nutrition and supplement company, MyProtein.

My four-wicket haul in top-of-the-table clash - and my view on the KP sacking

Oxford Mail: Kevin Pietersen

3:00pm Thursday 13th February 2014

Oxfordshire paceman Jack Brooks's latest column from Australia

What it's like to be on the end of a hammering - and to dish one out!

Oxford Mail: Raheem Sterling scores his first in Liverpool's 5-1 thrashing of Arsenal

3:00pm Wednesday 12th February 2014

Michael Duberry on the highs and lows of football

McDermott should be left to get on with the job

Oxford Mail: Leeds boss Brian McDermott at Monday's press conference

3:00pm Wednesday 5th February 2014

Michael Duberry hits out at the goings-on behind the scenes at one of his former clubs

MOTORSPORT: I'd love to get a drive in new Formula E class

Oxford Mail: alice powell

6:00pm Saturday 1st February 2014

Formula 1 testing began this week, but there’s an exciting new championship due to start this year which I hope to raise funds to compete in.

My bowling's looking up, but I'm better than a No 11!

Oxford Mail: ALL-TIME GREAT: Terry Alderman bowling in 1985 - but I didn’t recognise him in the Test Match Special box!

3:00pm Thursday 30th January 2014

Jack Brooks with his latest news from Down Under

Oxford United need a hungry young boss to fill Wilder's boots

Oxford Mail: That's me with Chris Wilder at Southend in 2011 when I was out injured

3:00pm Wednesday 29th January 2014

Michael Duberry says manager's departure is good for both parties

Brendan Rodgers - one very special guy

Oxford Mail: Brendan Rodgers points the way at Anfield

3:00pm Wednesday 22nd January 2014

Michael Duberry spends some time with the Liverpool manager and is impressed

MOTORSPORT: Time to get my 2014 plans sorted

Oxford Mail: alice powell

6:00pm Saturday 18th January 2014

In her regular motorsport column, young driver Alice Powell is looking for sponsorship to support her racing this year

RACING: Somersby out to provide a poignant win

Oxford Mail: Somersby clears the last fence to win the BetVictor Haldon Gold Cup

7:00am Friday 17th January 2014

Emotions will be running high at Ascot tomorrow if Somersby can land the Sodexo Clarence House Chase – a day after Terry Biddlecombe’s funeral.

FOOTBALL: Michael Duberry column

Oxford Mail: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew (centre) sounds off to opposite number Manuel Pellegrini after Cheick Tiote’s goal was controversially disallowed for offside during the Magpies’ 2-0 defeat to Manchester City on Sunday

3:00pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

Michael Duberry gives his views on the off-side rule

I’m well on the road to recovery at last

Oxford Mail: Golden boy: Andrew Triggs Hodge

3:00pm Saturday 11th January 2014

Oxford's double Olympic champion writes about how he overcame a back injury which made even cleaning his teeth too painful

Getting back in the swing is so painful

Oxford Mail: Aussie paceman Mitchell Johnson was superb in the Ashes Series. Here he takes off after dismissing my Yorkshire teammate Gary Ballance during the fifth Test in Sydney

3:00pm Thursday 9th January 2014

Former Oxfordshire paceman Jack Brooks on how it's going Down Under

I'm hoping you'll see more of me in 2014

Oxford Mail: Michael Schumacher

3:00pm Wednesday 8th January 2014

Michael Duberry is hoping for more media work in the new year

New points system has pros and cons

Oxford Mail: alice powell

5:40pm Saturday 21st December 2013

Alice Powell's motorsport column

RACING: Butler drops appeal

Oxford Mail: Gerard Butler

8:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

Former Oxfordshire trainer Gerard Butler has withdrawn his appeal against the five-year ban imposed by the British Horseracing Authority over the use of banned steroids on some of his horses.

Chairmen need more patience with managers

Oxford Mail: Andre Villas-Boas, who lost his job as Spurs boss last week

3:00pm Wednesday 18th December 2013

Michael Duberry says bosses are not getting a fair crack of the whip

Hard work in the gym, but some still find time to nap

Oxford Mail: Jack Brooks would not be in favour of Yorkshire following the example of Warwickshire and changing their name for T20 competitions

6:00pm Thursday 12th December 2013

Former Oxfordshire paceman Jacks Brooks spills the beans on Yorkshire's winter training

The day I missed the chance to meet Nelson Mandela

Oxford Mail: Nelson Mandela at Jesus College, Oxford in 1997

3:00pm Wednesday 11th December 2013

Michael Duberry tells how sickness ruined the chance of a lifetime

Sportswoman of year award a real high

3:00pm Saturday 7th December 2013

It has been a busy couple of weeks – but they have certainly been very rewarding.

A right royal end to a fantastic season

Oxford Mail: I was honoured to be voted Oxfordshire’s sportsman of the year. Here, I’m explaining to BBC Oxford’s Jerome Sale how the surgeon sewed my injured little finger into a position where it would fit around the handlebar on my Yamaha

3:00pm Thursday 5th December 2013

Bradley Smith on meeting Prince William and winning the Oxfordshire sportsman of the year award

Athlete-of-the-year accolade is real honour

Oxford Mail: Photograph of the Author

4:00pm Saturday 30th November 2013

Andy Triggs Hodge reflects on a big award

Trott's case highlights a big problem

Oxford Mail: Jack Brooks says Yorkshire are confident of righting some wrongs next season

6:00pm Thursday 28th November 2013

Former Oxfordshire and current Yorkshire paceman has his say on the latest news from the Ashes

The thankless task of being a referee

Oxford Mail: WRONG DECISION: Sunderland players surround referee Kevin Friend after he shows Wes Brown a red card

5:40pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

Michael Duberry examines four big decisions - and believes they were all wrong

Beano: Smiley man to Incredible Hulk!

Oxford Mail: James Constable in action at Mansfield

6:00pm Wednesday 20th November 2013

Michael Duberry on Oxford United's ton-up striker

Carberry deserves his chance

6:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Yorkshire paceman on England's Ashes preparations

Ready for a break after a draining season

Oxford Mail: Keeping some rivals at bay in Spain at the weekend

6:00pm Thursday 14th November 2013

Bradley Smith looks back on a memorable rookie season that got better and better

Players need the chance to speak out on refereeing

Oxford Mail: Dave Kitson sees red, dished out by referee Mark Brown

6:00pm Wednesday 13th November 2013

Michael Duberry has some sympathy for Oxford United striker Dave Kitson after his red card

I have learnt lessons from Dubai

6:00pm Saturday 9th November 2013

Chipping Norton racing driver Alice Powell reflects on the season just ended and her plans for 2014

Happy anniversary! Remembering my finest goal

6:00pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

Michael Duberry on the day he scored for Chelsea in a 2-1 win at Manchester United

JACK BROOKS COLUMN: Back to my roots. . . and dad does me proud

Oxford Mail: JACK BROOKS COLUMN: I'm adapting to life in the north

6:00pm Thursday 31st October 2013

TO help avoid boredom I have been challenging myself in the gym during the week just to build up a bit of strength for when the winter programme kicks in properly.

LAWRENCE CLARKE COLUMN: Funding system helps make results less of a lottery

Oxford Mail: Lawrence Clarke

6:00pm Thursday 24th October 2013

LAST week the World Class Performance Programme (WCPP) for the British athletics team was announced.






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