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I take a welcome drink in the sweltering heat and humidity on race day in the Malaysia MotoGP

BRADLEY SMITH COLUMN: MotoGP team did an amazing job to turn it around in Malaysia

One error can cost you dear when the field is as packed as this, but I am still annoyed with myself (No 38) that a small mistake forced me to finish eighth. However, I am still fifth in the standings

BRADLEY SMITH COLUMN: I gave it a real go in Aragon, but paid the price for one error

Banbury Central’s team (from left): Andy Wilkin, Graham Morbey, Nigel Galletly and Lee Young with the Summertown Trophy

BOWLS: Banbury Central edge home to lift Summertown Trophy

I had to give it full concentration at Silverstone, where conditions were extremely testing. A seventh place finish wasn’t ideal, but given the weather, I can’t complain

BRADLEY SMITH COLUMN: Saturated Silverstone proved to be a real MotoGP test

On my way to a seventh-place finish at Brno, Czech Republic, on Sunday, which kept me fifth in the standings heading to Silverstone next weekend

BRADLEY SMITH COLUMN: Reasons to be cheerful on and off the track ahead of Silverstone

I was pleased with another solid sixth-place finish at the Sachsenring in Germany to remain as the leading non-factory rider in MotoGP

BRADLEY SMITH COLUMN: It’s incredible how my fortunes have changed

Vale TKD competitors

MARTIAL ARTS: Carl Davis leads Vale TKD to third place

I take the wide route at Mugello and from 11th on the grid climb to fourth after this first corner. It gave me a massive confidence boost so early in the race

BRADLEY SMITH COLUMN: It's full steam ahead - I can't take things easy

Mark Charlett led his four to a 22-shot success

BOWLS: Headington set standard with Bicester blitz

Carterton's Stuart Richens

BOWLS: Stuart Richens to face Howard Watts for crown

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Oxford United's strong finish provides real optimism

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Oxford United's strong finish provides real optimism

John Terry (right) celebrates Chelsea wrapping up the Premier League title, with Cesar Azpilicueta

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Consistent John Terry gets my vote for player of the season

City of Oxford’s successful squad of swimmers who finished a notable fourth in the National Arena League’s B final

SWIMMING: Inspired City of Oxford just miss out on third in National Arena League finals

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: When a defeat failed to spoil my weekend

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: When a defeat failed to spoil my weekend

Lining up against Accrington Stanley (far right) for what turned out to be my final game for Oxford United, in April 2013

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Playing deal or no deal is no fun for those out of contract

Peter Leven (right) celebrates scoring his memorable long-range goal against Port Vale in 2011, which won us the game

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Charlie Adam's wonder strike stirred memories of Peter Leven's stunner

George Baldock goes for goal in Saturday’s massive win for Oxford United against Carlisle United

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Great to watch Oxford United show their character in vital clash

Oxford United and their fans will not want to endure what they did in May 2006 when they were relegated on the final day

Michael Duberry: Now is the time for Oxford United's strugglers to show true grit

Cesc Fabregas is brought down by Paris St Germain’s David Luiz during last week’s Champions League encounter

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Just how far would you push the rules to get the upper hand?

Winger Callum O’Dowda goes on the attack during Oxford United’s 3-0 victory over Mansfield Town last month

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Only a matter of time before Callum O'Dowda is in the Barclays Premier League

Jon Stead fires in Bradford's second goal in their shock 2-0 win against Sunderland

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Bradford's super run shows romance of the FA Cup is still alive

I celebrate with the United fans after the win over Swindon in March 2012, which completed a league double over our bitter rivals

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Claiming derby double with Oxford United was truly memorable

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Keep it positive at home and send the fear factor packing

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Keep it positive at home and send the fear factor packing

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: I have a dream of emulating my hero Martin Luther King

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: I have a dream of emulating my hero Martin Luther King

Cristiano Ronaldo (left) collects his Ballon d'Or prize, with FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Nadine Kessler of Germany, winner of the FIFA Women’s World Player of the Year award

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: The day I got the better of golden boy Ronaldo

Steve Coppell, seen on the touchline at the Madejski Stadium while boss of Reading in November 2007 when I was a Royals player

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Winning is the be-all and end-all

Thierry Henry celebrates scoring for Arsenal in their 4-1 win against a Leeds United side I was a member of in the FA Cup third round at Elland Road in January 2004 – but it was later that season that he really gave me the runaround at Highbury

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Gunners legend Henry stood out from all the rest

Catching up with Paul Canoville (right) at Chelsea a couple of weeks ago

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Contributing to Paul Canoville's film was an eye-opener

Steven Gerrard

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Steven Gerrard has plenty to mull over at career crossroads

Lewis Hamilton celebrates winning his second world championship with victory in Sunday’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Michael Duberry: Winning drivers' title does not guarantee job for life

Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring against Slovenia on Saturday, his 44th goal for England

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Rooney was tough to face, even as a teenager

Spraying the champagne on the podium in Australia with Valentino Rossi (centre) and Jorge Lorenzo (right) was an unforgettable moment

BRADLEY SMITH COLUMN: I couldn't ask for more from a special MotoGP run

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Senzo Meyiwa death means loss of positive role model

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Senzo Meyiwa death means loss of positive role model

Michael Duberry

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Wharton story should have wider audience

Writing this column for the Oxford Mail has been part of starting my second career, a year after I decided to call time on football

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: Feeling frustration a year after retiring

Nathaniel Clyne in England training this week

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: No caps, but no regrets over England

I pipped teammate Pol Espargaro (right) for fifth place

BRADLEY SMITH: Rain in Spain gave me a chance to shine

Chelsea, with Oscar (left) celebrating his goal with Willian in the 3-0 win over Aston Villa, got my bet off to a flier

Dream bet on my old clubs failed to deliver

Bradley Smith (right) in action at Misano

BRADLEY SMITH COLUMN: Valentino Rossi sets the standard and I can learn so much

Michael Duberry

Troubled NFL stars deserve no sympathy

Having Joe Root back from England duty has helped our Championship challenge

We're desperate to capture the crown

England’s youthful team line up ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifying opener against Switzerland on Monday night, when they won 2-0

MICHAEL DUBERRY COLUMN: England's win gives me hope for a brighter future

My Silverstone race was ruined by a cracked rear wheel

BRADLEY SMITH: Silverstone setback only makes me more determined

Angel di Maria pictured on his Manchester United debut against Burnley at Turf Moor on Saturday

Transfer window is no time to panic buy

Luis Suarez made his debut for Barcelona against Mexican side Leon on Monday night

DUBERRY COLUMN: Suarez handed debut far too quickly

Talking bikes with Georgina Polden in the garage ahead of her race at Thruxton

My future's on the line as British GP approaches

Jonny Bairstow, pictured when in action for England, played a superb innings to help my Yorkshire team beat Durham in the T20 Blast

JACK BROOKS COLUMN: Reaching the 200-club is a real achievement

I’m the fifth bike out of 14 as we all start from the pit lane after opting to change tyres following our practice lap. It was scary stuff with so many riders so close with no grid

A race to forget, with the injuries to prove it

Jason King skipped a Headington four to victory in their win over Banbury Central

BOWLS: Headington back on track with sixth century

I sit back and take it all in on a weekend of many positives in Holland

BRADLEY SMITH: We're heading in the right direction

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