Oxford United in a spot of bother after being sunk by controversial penalty

Oxford Mail: Ryan Williams sums up the mood around the Kassam Stadium as he misses a good chance in the second half as Oxford United lost 1-0 to fellow play-off hopefuls York City

9:30am Saturday 19th April 2014

OXFORD United felt hard done by as their crunch meeting with fellow play-off hopefuls York City was decided by a hotly-contested penalty.

MOTORSPORT: Maldonado upbeat, despite pit-lane smash

Oxford Mail: Lotus driver Pastor Maldonado signs autographs at the Shanghai International Circuit

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

FORMULA 1: Chinese Grand Prix preview

BILLIARDS: Franklin is Turner Cup champion

Oxford Mail: cue and cue ball for images of snooker and billards for sport

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Peter Franklin won the Gentworks Oxford & District League’s Turner Cup after a strong finish to his final against Gorden Cook.

CYCLE SPEEDWAY: Comeback proves in vain as Horspath pipped by Poole

Oxford Mail: Horspath’s Zac Payne (left) and Mark Boaler en route to victory over Poole’s Will Bristowe and Aaron Smith (right)

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Horspath Hammers were edged out 91-87 in their South and South Wales League Division 1 clash at home to Poole Comets.

CRICKET: Kingston retain crown after dominant display

Oxford Mail: Kingston Bagpuize, who retained the Oxfordshire Indoor Competition title

8:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Kingston Bagpuize retained the Oxfordshire Indoor Competition title with an emphatic 66-run victory over Horspath in the final at St Gregory the Great School, Oxford.

MOTORSPORT: Donington's just right, says Plato

Oxford Mail: Jason Plato

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

BRITISH TOURING CAR CHAMPIONSHIP

BOXING: Prichard on song with fourth win

Oxford Mail: Andy Prichard (right)

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

BICESTER light middle-weight Andy Prichard made it four wins from four as he beat Northampton’s Kev Portas on points at the Heatherley Hotel in Gloucester.

SWIMMING: O'Leary powers to British silver medal

Oxford Mail: Niall O'Leary won silver

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Abingdon Vale’s Niall O’Leary hit new heights when he won a silver medal in the British Gas Championships at the Tollcross International Centre, Glasgow.

TABLE TENNIS: Vikings roar to title with win double

Oxford Mail: table tennis bat and ball close up for sport

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Vikings D have sealed the Oxford & District League Division 3 title with a match to spare.

ANGLING: Webb wins Littlemore opener at Panshill

Oxford Mail: Ian Fisher, with one of the two chunky chubs, which brought him victory in the Kidlington AS Open

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Chris Webb won the opening round of Littlemore AC’s Spring League fished by 14 anglers at Panshill.

ANGLING: Webb wins Littlemore opener

Oxford Mail: Ian Fisher, with one of the two chunky chubs, which brought him victory in the Kidlington AS Open

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

CHRIS Webb won the opening round of Littlemore AC’s Spring League fished by 14 anglers at Panshill.

HOCKEY: Bicester's bid for top award

Oxford Mail: hockey - field

6:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

BICESTER have been shortlisted for club of the year at the England Hockey awards dinner.

TRIATHLON: Clarke bags ninth place

5:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

MARCUS Clarke was Bicester Tri Club’s leading finisher in the town’s On Your Marks Events triathlon with a ninth-placed effort in 1hr 5mins 55secs.

RUGBY UNION: Welsh's superb late fightback falls just short

Oxford Mail: London Welsh’s Daniel Browne and Joe Ajuwa get to grips with Bristol's George Watkins at the Memorial Ground last night

11:24pm Friday 18th April 2014

Bristol 25, London Welsh 21

Who was Oxford United's man of the match against York?

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

6:51pm Friday 18th April 2014

Josh's joy at new Oxford United deal

Oxford Mail: Josh Ruffels has agreed a new contract with Oxford United

9:30am Friday 18th April 2014

JOSH Ruffels was thrilled to sign a lengthy new contract at Oxford United after admitting his first season at the club had exceeded expectations.

Memories stick for Constable during Oxford United's run-in

Oxford Mail: James Constable controls the ball as Josh Ruffels looks on in Saturday’s win at Plymouth

9:20am Friday 18th April 2014

A RANDOM find in the back of a drawer this week has given James Constable added inspiration ahead of today’s game.

Clarke hoping for a quiet game after having a hand in Oxford United win

Oxford Mail: Ryan Clarke shouts instructions at Plymouth Argyle, where he made vital saves last weekend  Picture: David Fleming

9:10am Friday 18th April 2014

AFTER taking centre stage last weekend with one of the best saves of his career, Oxford United goalkeeper Ryan Clarke would be happy to be out of the spotlight this afternoon.

Oxford United's boss wants a 'very Good Friday'

Oxford Mail: Deane Smalley

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

GARY Waddock has called on Oxford United to back up last weekend’s fine performance with another against York City as he targets a ‘very Good Friday’ today (3).

Kitson tips Oxford United's O'Dowda for a big future

Oxford Mail: Dave Kitson (centre) celebrates his goal at Plymouth with Callum O’Dowda and David Hunt Picture: David Fleming

8:50am Friday 18th April 2014

DAVE Kitson is convinced Callum O’Dowda has a big future after the way the youngster dealt with a miss last weekend.

York City looking to repeat Fratton exploits at Oxford United

Oxford Mail: Michael Coulson

8:30am Friday 18th April 2014

YORK City boss Nigel Worthington believes their victory at Fratton Park last month was good preparation for this afternoon’s clash against Oxford United.

RUGBY UNION: Exiles' form augurs well for play-off bid

Oxford Mail: Daniel Browne in action for London Welsh against Bedford at the Kassam Stadium

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

GREENE KING IPA CHAMPIONSHIP

FOOTBALL: Gee urges Millers to keep up pressure

Oxford Mail: North Leigh boss Mark Gee says his side can still make the Division 1 South & West, though admits it will be a Herculean task

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

North Leigh manager Mark Gee has backed his side to keep up the heat on their Calor League Division 1 South & West play-off rivals as they entertain struggling Clevedon Town tomorrow.

FOOTBALL: Ford expects City to turn on style and secure survival

Oxford Mail: Jamie Cook is back in the Oxford City squad for their Easter programme

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Oxford City boss Mike Ford won’t allow his side to be distracted by events elsewhere as they host promotion-chasing Hednesford Town in Skrill North tomorrow afternoon, writes Matthew Bruce.

POINT-TO-POINT: Whittington hands Venant debut at Lockinge

Oxford Mail: Runners, headed by Lough Derg (left), jump a fence in front of packed crowds during last year’s meeting at Lockinge

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Sparsholt trainer Joanna Whittington is set to provide Jordon Venant with his first ride in public when she runs Cuban Piece at the Old Berks Hunt meeting at Lockinge, near Wantage, on Easter Monday.

Oxford United youngster wins award

Oxford Mail: Oxford United youngster wins award

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

SAMI Khawaja will be presented with the Kevin Durham Memorial Trophy before kick-off today.

TENNIS: Oxford Sports complete top-flight title double

Oxford Mail: tennis racket hitting ball for sport

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Oxford Sports completed a club double by clinching the Thames Valley League Ladies’ Division 1 championship with a crushing 7-1 win away to Portcullis.

CRICKET: Oxfordshire gain benefit from Sussex link

Oxford Mail: Richard Kaufman returns to the Oxfordshire side to face Sussex on Monday

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Oxfordshire have praised their relationship with Sussex as an outstanding on the eve of their Twenty20 friendly match at Hove on Monday.

RUGBY UNION: Welsh are eyeing up top spot

Oxford Mail: Seb Stegmann dives over for London Welsh's third try

7:30am Friday 18th April 2014

LONDON Welsh attempt to go top of the Greene King IPA Championship table when they travel to leaders Bristol tonight (7.45).

CYCLING: Axford's team ease to victory

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

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Arctic Tacx Racing Team, headed by Oxford cyclist Danny Axford, made it two wins out of two with a two-minute victory over their nearest competitors in the Antelope 50km three-man team time trial in Chalgrove, Averaging 28mph, the Kent-based team posted the fastest time at halfway by more than a minute from Loughborough University.

Oxford United reach out to lapsed fans as season ticket prices announced

Oxford Mail: oxford united logo 1200pix

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

OXFORD United are contacting the 2,000 supporters who have slipped away over the last four years in a bid to win them back.

FIXTURES: April 19-26

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Friday April 19

RUGBY UNION: Struggling Chinnor ring the changes

Oxford Mail: Chinnor scrum half Frank Jones scored their second try at Clifton

7:00am Friday 18th April 2014

SSE ENGLISH CLUBS CHAMPIONSHIP

MOTORSPORT: Grosjean is paid at last

Oxford Mail: Romain Grosjean at Sepang

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Formula 1

PIGEON RACING RESULTS

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Oxford Central (Portland, 10 sent 96): 1, 3, 6 K Shipperley 1636, 1547.9,1537; 2, 4, 9, L Wheeler 1632, 1547.4, 1496.5; 11, 13 Mr & Mrs V Hall 1540, 1488, 1481; 7, 8 D Bowler 1517.8, 1517.3; 10, 20 K Raw 1489,1458; 12 M Higginson 1484,14,15, 17 E Irving 1479, 1477.7, 1477.1; 16 D Fellows 1477.1; 18, 19 Mr & Mrs R Ward 1469, 1467.

GOLF: Pepperell's sorry start

Oxford Mail: Eddie Pepperell has performed well on home soil this season

4:00am Friday 18th April 2014

European Tour

Ruffels signs long-term contract at Oxford United

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

3:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

JOSH Ruffels has signed a new contract which could keep him at Oxford United until 2018.

ICE HOCKEY: Double joy sees Stars reach new heights

Oxford Mail: Oxford City Stars gather (above) after retaining the league title, as some of their 220 travelling fans begin the party in the background

9:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

DARREN Elliott hailed Oxford City Stars’ first league and cup double as a triumph for the entire club.

RACING: King on top of the world with award in Hollywood

Oxford Mail: Rachel King at the awards ceremony

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxfordshire rider Rachel King was presented with the world’s best lady jockey award for her achievements in Arab racing at a glittering ceremony at the home of the Oscars in Hollywood.

POINT-TO-POINT: Ledge grabs glory for Mansells

Oxford Mail: Agent James (left) survives this stumble under Richard Spencer to win the confined race from Classic Destiny and Commanche Conflict

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

My Lil Ledge provided trainer Julie Mansell and her jockey husband, David, with a family victory in the Southern Grand National mixed open at the Kimblewick Hunt meeting at Kingston Blount, near Chinnor.

AUNT SALLY: First shield success for Kidlington

Oxford Mail: Aunt sally doll close up for sport

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Kidlington captured the Inter-League Shield for the first time.

BAR BILLIARDS: Vikings sail through to Knockout Cup final

Oxford Mail: cue and cue ball for images of snooker and billards for sport

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Vikings Sports Club are into the final of the Johnsons Oxford League Group A Team Knockout Cup after defeating Kennington Club 3-2, writes PETE EWINS.

BOWLS: Curtain falls on Petersen's cup career

Oxford Mail: Mike Petersen delivers a wood during Oxon’s big win

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

Oxford City & County’s Mike Petersen has announced his retirement from Oxfordshire’s Middleton Cup squad after 27 years.

RUGBY UNION: London Welsh's Quill keeping grounded

Oxford Mail: John Quill attacks for London Welsh against Jersey on Saturday                        Picture: Martin John

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

JOHN Quill enjoyed a dream first start for London Welsh with a brace of tries and a man-of-the-match award.

ATHLETICS: Dettmar's delight after making mark in capital

Oxford Mail: Headington’s Chris Dettmar powers down The Embankment                                    Picture: Ulen Neale

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

ATHLETICS: Fernandez in top-100 for second time

Oxford Mail: Paul Fernandez

8:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

VIRGIN MONEY LONDON MARATHON

ATHLETICS: Kipsang boost for Chalgrove 10K

Oxford Mail: Chalgrove Festival 10K’s (from left) David Sawyer, Helen Rees and Dave Crosthwaite with Wilson Kipsang and Geoff Mutai (right)

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

THE organisers of the Chalgrove Festival 10K have ‘enlisted’ the help of London Marathon winner Wilson Kipsang to promote this year’s race.

RUGBY UNION: Promotion prompts mixed feelings

Oxford Mail: Bicester’s squad

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

BICESTER captain Dan Spencer admitted winning promotion had been an anticlimax, but stressed they had a lot to be proud of.

ATHLETICS: Jegou's 'world' win

7:00am Thursday 17th April 2014

RICHARD Jegou (White Horse Harriers) edged out Oxfordshire rival David Kuester (Bicester) to take the vet 70 men’s title at a world throwing championships.

FOOTBALL: Wantage eye up cup glory as Ardley bid to go top

Oxford Mail: football generic

5:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Wantage Town take a break from their Uhlsport Hellenic League Premier Division promotion campaign for a trip to Ascot United in the semi-final of the Bluefin Sports Challenge Cup tomorrow.






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