TAKEOVER talks resurfaced at Oxford United after Thai businessman Sumrith Thanakarnjanasuth was spotted in the directors’ box at several U’s matches.

Thanakarnjanasuth, a former director of Sky Bet Championship side Reading, was understood to have held discussions with U’s chairman Darryl Eales about investing in the club.

He was spotted at several home games, but it was his presence at the away clash at Peterborough that prompted much talk amongst U’s fans.

Oxfordshire sport was stunned by the sudden death of photographer Steve Wheeler.

The 62-year-old had taken pictures for the Oxford Mail for more than 30 years, becoming a regular face on the touchline at both Oxford Mail Youth League and Girls League matches each weekend, as well as many other sports – including his real passion, rugby union.

The popular photographer passed away in his sleep at his Eynsham home on the morning of October 10.

Commonwealth Games hopeful David Murphy came third behind world record holder Adam Peaty in the 100m breaststroke final at the Manchester International event.

Fellow City of Oxford swimmer, Connor Bryan, picked up age group golds for the 100m and 200m breaststroke and silver in the 50m breaststroke.

Bicester Boxing Club’s Adi Burden beat Georgi Valevski with a technical knockout at the Indigo O2 Arena in London.

David Haye and Chris Eubank jnr were among those who saw him floor his opponent twice before the referee ended the contest.

Harwell gymnast Ben Goodall claimed silver at the Trampoline and Tumbling British Championships in Liverpool to complete a superb comeback after a serious back injury.

Horspath Hammers struck cycle speedway gold as they beat league champions Newport, holders Exeter and Poole to win the British League’s Gold Cup.