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London Welsh sign second row James Down

Oxford Mail: London Welsh are staying at the Kassam

9:18am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

London Welsh have made their 24th new signing of the summer after announcing the arrival of second row James Down.

TENNIS: Third pair set up Oxon's first victory

Oxford Mail: tennis racket hitting ball for sport

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S men, inspired by third pair Tom Greenland & Benedict Calnan, recorded their first victory in Group 5 of the Aegon Summer County Cup at West Worthing with a 7-2 triumph over Hereford & Worcester.

AUNT SALLY: Ruffels leads Garsington to break Six Bells' streak

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

PREMIER Section leaders Six Bells C Kidlington lost for the first time this season as they were edged out in a thriller at Section 1’s Garsington Sports A, writes ANDY BEAL.

GOLF: Cook on course to lead double life

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JAMIE Cook is all set to juggle two different sports this season as the Oxford City forward gets closer to becoming a professional golfer.

RUGBY UNION: Piri Weepu will make big impression at London Welsh, says Nathan Vella

Oxford Mail:

8:20am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

NATHAN Vella is backing his former Auckland teammate Piri Weepu to shine at London Welsh.

FOOTBALL: Concannon upbeat about Didcot after U's clash

Oxford Mail: Didcot Town's joint boss Ian Concannon

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Didcot Town joint manager Ian Concannon praised his players after they were beaten 1-0 at home by Oxford United in a pre-season friendly on Saturday.

FOOTBALL: Millers swoop to capture Bird in revamped line-up

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

North Leigh have boosted their Southern League campaign by signing former Bolton Wanderers and Aberdeen striker Michael Bird.

GOLF: Dines lifts Frilford championship on way to USA

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JAKE Dines came through a five-hole play-off to become the new Frilford Heath club champion.

DARTS: Peachcroft stun Premier leaders

Oxford Mail: Preben Krabben

8:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Peachcroft Social Club, the Men’s Section 1 leaders caused a big upset with a thrilling 5-4 victory at home to Premier Section pacesetters Goodlake Arms A.

TENNIS: Defeat for Oxfordshire men and ladies in openers

Oxford Mail: A tennis club is holding a tea party

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE’S men’s and ladies teams both tasted defeat on the first day of of the Aegon Summer County Cup The men, bidding for a hat-trick of promotions, were edged out 5-4 by Sussex in Group 5 at West Worthing.

MOTORSPORT: Albert points way for Walkinshaw in the wet

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Jordan Albert secured a seventh-placed finish in the latest round of the BRDC Formula 4 Championship at a rain-hit Oulton Park International Circuit on Saturday.

Oxford United announce Derek Fazackerley as new assistant head coach

Oxford Mail:

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

OXFORD United have appointed former England No 2 Derek Fazackerley as their new assistant head coach.

Appleton happy with performance of Oxford United youngsters

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Monday 21st July 2014

MICHAEL Appleton hailed the contribution of Oxford United’s youngsters in Saturday’s 1-0 pre-season friendly win over Didcot Town, writes MATTHEW BRUCE.

RACING: Music Master calls the tune at Newbury

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Monday 21st July 2014

WANTAGE trainer Henry Candy could drop Music Master back to the minimum trip for the Nunthorpe Stakes at York next month after his charge swooped late to land the Group 3 Al Basti Equiworld Hackwood Stakes at Newbury on Saturday.

MOTORSPORT: Bottas delighted at second

Oxford Mail: Valtteri Bottas

8:20am Monday 21st July 2014

VALTTERI Bottas was delighted at his second-placed finish at yesterday’s German Grand Prix.

Friendly: Didcot Town 0 Oxford United 1

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

8:00pm Saturday 19th July 2014

JAMES ROBERTS' second-half strike made it three wins from three pre-season games for Oxford United as they beat a spirited Didcot Town side 1-0 at Draycott Engineering Loop Meadow Stadium.

Appleton cool on Gillett link

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Michael Appleton says Simon Gillett is not a transfer target despite the midfielder being spotted watching Oxford United this week.

ATHLETICS: Super Simi retains title in Oxon's golden treble

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Saturday 19th July 2014


BASKETBALL: Hoops sign 7ft 4ins giant

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Oxford City Hoops have signed former National Basketball Association (NBA) player Priest Lauderdale, who stands at a towering 7ft 4ins.

Oxford United expect quartet to play part at Didcot

Oxford Mail: Josh Ruffels says Oxford United want to finish on a good note for the fans in the final home game of the regular season against Accrington

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Oxford United have almost a clean bill of health as their build-up to the new season continues this afternoon with a friendly at Didcot Town (3).

MOTORSPORT: Wolff admits to uncertainty over future

Oxford Mail: Susie Wolff

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Susie Wolff now faces “the million dollar question” as to where her Formula 1 career goes from here.

RACING: Gannon's March aim

Oxford Mail: Cathy Gannon won Listed race

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Wantage-based jockey Cathy Gannon has written off her hopes of returning to the saddle this year, and will now target a comeback in March 2015 following shoulder surgery last November.

RACING: Limato turns on style

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Limato could go for the Gimcrack Stakes at York next month after completing a hat-trick in impressive style at Newbury yesterday.

FOOTBALL: City trio back to tackle Wantage

Oxford Mail: Liam Malone played while he was suspended

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Liam Malone, Jamie Cook and Lee Henderson are available for Oxford City’s match at Wantage Town today (3).

BOXING: Hall gets experience of a lifetime with Kell Brook

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

Windrush BC’s light bantamweight Nathan Hall, 15, had a work experience week he will never forget after he trained at the famous Ingle Gym in Sheffield.

MOTORSPORT: Moody out to shine on Isle of Man return

7:40am Saturday 19th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE motorcycle racer Steve Moody is looking to do even better when returning to the Isle of Man next month – five years after he last competed in the Manx Grand Prix.

MOTORSPORT: Walkinshaw's revved up for Silverstone podium

Oxford Mail: Sean Walkinshaw in action

7:20am Saturday 19th July 2014

Chipping Norton’s Sean Walkinshaw is eyeing a push for his first podium of the EuroFormula Open campaign when rounds nine and ten take place at Silverstone this weekend.

SWIMMING: Wynne-Jones doubles up for Blue Fins

Oxford Mail: Close up of swimmer for sport

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

LOTTIE Wynne-Jones stormed to back-to-back wins as Bicester Blue Fins climbed to fifth in the Milton Keynes & District League Division 1 table by finishing third in the second round gala at Hillingdon, London.

MARTIAL ARTS: Carl's treble caps fine day for Wantage

Oxford Mail:

6:30am Saturday 19th July 2014

Carl Davis was celebrating after winning three gold medals at the London Taekwondo Championships in Guildford.

ANGLING: Aldridge nets big bream bag for Radley triumph

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Saturday 19th July 2014

JOHN Aldridge caught a nice bag of bream to take the third round of the Oxford Summer League fished by seven teams of six on the Thames either side of Radley boathouse.

Oxford United get fitness boost but new signing "unlikely" before weekend

Oxford Mail: Pictures from the U's 3-0 lose at Chesterfield

11:24am Friday 18th July 2014

A TRIO of Oxford United players are set to make their first appearances of pre-season tomorrow, but head coach Michael Appleton rates the prospects of a new signing arriving before the game as slim.

SHOOTING: Shooter Rivers hoping to impress in Glasgow

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Didcot marksman Dan Rivers is targeting a place on the podium at his first Commonwealth Games this summer in Glasgow.

TENNIS: County men bidding for promotion treble

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Friday 18th July 2014

OXFORDSHIRE captain Jon Maskens believes he has his strongest team available ahead of next week’s Aegon Summer County Cup Group 5 campaign.

TENNIS: Oxon ladies looking up after thriller in Devon

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

PROMOTION from the Seniors Inter-County Leagues Division 3 remains on the cards for Oxfordshire Ladies Over 50s following a slender win over Devon at Torquay.

CYCLING: Rose in full bloom to take victory

Oxford Mail: generic image of a racing cyclist for the sport desk

8:00am Friday 18th July 2014

Oxonian's Malcolm Rose pipped Mid Oxon’s Eamon Deeley in a thrilling finish to the Beeline League Cycle Time Trial, hosted by Oxford City RC.

TENNIS: Simmons twins in medal hunt

Oxford Mail: Alex Simmons in the mixed doubles at the National Deaf Championships in Welwyn Garden City, while (inset) her twin sister Beth with her reward for finishing runner-up in the women’s singles

7:50am Friday 18th July 2014

OXFORD twins Alex and Beth Simmons will face Chinese Taipei in the United States today for a place in the final.

Oxford United off to Bisham Abbey for pre-season


6:30am Friday 18th July 2014

Michael Appleton is looking forward to getting to know his players better after Oxford United arranged a last-minute training camp at Bisham Abbey.


6:20am Friday 18th July 2014

Shotover & District (Yeovil, 9 sent 139): 1, 14, 16 B Sherman & S Wells 1496, 1463, 1457; 2, 17, 19 DSR Wiggins 1495, 1452, 1443; 3, 12, 18 R Jenkins, son & daughter 1491, 1478, 1450; 4, 5, 13 P Wells 1489 (x2), 1469; 6 M/M VT Hall 1487; 7, 8, 9 RB Clarke 1487, 1486 (x2); 10, 11, 15 K Shipperley 1482 (x2), 1461; 20 R Clarke 1397.

TENNIS: Waterson runner-up at Perry & Sinclair Championship

Oxford Mail: tennis racket hitting ball for sport

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014

GILES Waterson and Chloe Elliott were the top local performers among a field of almost 500 in the Perry & Sinclair Championships at Virgin Active.

Fixtures July 19-24

Oxford Mail: cricket generic

6:00am Friday 18th July 2014


ROWING: Triggs Hodge excited by Amsterdam adventure

Oxford Mail:

4:26pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Oxford's Andy Triggs Hodge can’t wait to compete in the Netherlands after being named in Great Britain’s team for next month’s World Championships.

Appleton aiming to improve Oxford United's recruitment

Oxford Mail:

9:30am Thursday 17th July 2014

MICHAEL Appleton remains hopeful of making another signing before the weekend, but the Oxford United head coach admits improvements need to be made to their recruitment strategy.

ICE HOCKEY: City Stars and Oxford Mail in link-up

Oxford Mail: ice hockey

9:20am Thursday 17th July 2014

OXFORD City Stars and the Oxford Mail have joined forces ahead of the new season.

ICE HOCKEY: Oxford City Stars sign giant Canadian

Oxford Mail:

9:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

OXFORD City Stars have secured their first signing of the summer – and it’s a big one.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh coach backs new analyst to boost side

Oxford Mail:

8:40am Thursday 17th July 2014

LONDON Welsh head coach Justin Burnell says new performance analyst Richard Tonkin will be hugely beneficial to the club.

RACING: Dancer waltzes in for Hill

Oxford Mail: Lawney Hill

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Rogue Dancer (3-1 fav) romped home by 12 lengths for Aston Rowant trainer Lawney Hill in a handicap chase at Uttoxeter yesterday, with Trevor Whelan on board.

BOWLS: Oxfordshire women in cup agony

Oxford Mail: image of bowls close up of bowling woods and jack for sport

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Oxfordshire Ladies suffered an agonising 33-32 defeat by Hampshire in the Walker Cup national double rink regional semi-final at Sutton, Surrey.

BOWLS: County's men cruise home

Oxford Mail: image of bowls close up of bowling woods and jack for sport

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Oxfordshire's men raced to an emphatic 149-86 victory over Cambridgeshire in a friendly at Kidlington.

ATHLETICS: Curtis set for world junior challenge

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

JAVELIN thrower Freddie Curtis’s career will hit new heights when he competes at next week’s World Junior Championships in the USA.

BOWLS: Central scrape past Mills in relegation battle

Oxford Mail: Ian Whelpton’s four posted a 24-21 win to help Banbury Central to a 5-1 home victory over Witney Mills and the Division 1 title

8:00am Thursday 17th July 2014

Banbury Central won 5-1 at home to Witney Mills in what may prove to be a pivotal match in the Division 1 relegation battle in the Oxford & District League, sponsored by Yarnton Nurseries.

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