Wandsworth Guardian: Sport

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Chessington's Stevenson sets sights on singles final in Nottingham

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:36am Thursday 21st August 2014

Chessington tennis star Luke Stevenson takes on Abingdon's Alexix Canter in the semi-finals of the Nikes Junior Tenning Champoionships today with a spring in his step.

Re-Joyce, for there is no stopping Commonwealth champion Joe

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

The man who propelled Putney boxer Joe Joyce on his way to Commonwealth gold is convinced the super-heavyweight can go all the way to Rio 2016.

AFC Wimbledon: Winning ugly is only a good sign says Francomb

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

AFC Wimbledon’s George Francomb reckons winning games without playing well is a sign the Dons can sustain a promotion bid this term, writes Stuart Amos.

Ford claims Surrey have the edge ahead of T20 Blast finals day

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:17pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Surrey coach Graham Ford reckons last season’s Twenty 20 finals day disappointment and the big game atmosphere give his side an edge as they go in search of silverware this weekend.

Hercules Wimbledon's Grima has double reason to celebrate

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 21st August 2014

Hercules Wimbledon's top women's marathon runner, Claire Grima, lifted two Surrey titles in one go when she competed in the Wimbledon Dash 5km road race at Wimbledon Park on Sunday.

Sutton & Epsom RFC head coach gets prepared to go again

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Sutton & Epsom coach Jeff Parsons has a target in mind for next season, but he admitted he is entering the unknown, yet again.

Nadew comes of age for Herne Hill Harriers

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Feysel Nadew clinched gold in the 800m as a clutch of Herne Hill Harriers' teenagers came of age at the South of England track & field championships.

Hercules Wimbledon sprinters dominate South of England meeting

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Hercules Wimbledon youngsters dominated the sprints at the South of England U15/U17 Championships at Crystal Palace on Saturday, with brothers Rechmial and Chad Miller and Jaleel Roper all taking gold medals.

Neighbours prepare to battle it out on the tennis court

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:15pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Neighbours Jack Draper from Ashtead and Sutton's Brendan Murphy go head to head tomorrow (Wednesday) for a place in the U14s Nike Junior Tennis Championships final.

Ashtead tennis star of the future through to junior quarter-finals

Wandsworth Guardian:

5:06pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Ashtead's Ben Draper has reached the quarter-finals of the U16 boys’ singles tournament at the Nike Junior Tennis Championships.

Sharp shooter Patel is Kingston's surgeon with a steady hand

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:04pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Cobham Commonwealth shooting champion Parag Patel says his ability as a surgeon – including work at Kingston Hospital – is what makes him a cut above the rest, writes Jack Miller.

Croydon sprinters rule the European circuit

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:58am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Croydon Harriers can boast some of the fastest men on the continent after a golden week at the European Championships in Zurich.

Weir overjoyed by the blurring of the lines

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Commonwealth and six-time Olympic champion David Weir is pumped that Paralympians are finally getting the recognition they deserve.

Harris the Harrier defends her Surrey Road League title

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Croydon Harrier Lisa Harris successfully defended her Surrey Road League title after taking bronze in the Wimbledon 5K on Sunday.

Harry AA can see a bright future for Team GB's sprinters

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Harry Aikines-Aryeetey says the Team GB 100m squad is capable of competing with the best in the world.

Quins have reasons to be cheerful at World Club Sevens

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

Jack Maslen believes his young Harlequins colleagues can be proud of their performance at 2014 World Club Sevens over the weekend in Twickenham despite losing in the final of the Shield competition.

Graduates win the Women's Rugby World Cup

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:52am Monday 18th August 2014

University of Roehampton graduates Margaret Alphonsi and Alex Matthews are the queens of world rugby after helping England to the Women’s Rugby World Cup glory on Sunday.

Quins’ Easter takes on a double identity

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:30am Monday 18th August 2014

Nick Easter is going to be working on two rugby fronts this season, but he insists his main priority is Aviva Premiership glory with Harlequins.

Quins look for more comfortable run to play-offs this time

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Harlequins' summer transfer activity has placed a lot of emphasis on youth and nowhere is that more evident than in the second row where Charlie Matthews is now a senior figure, writes Jack Skelton.

Twickenham's Sandhu brothers savage Richmond

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:37am Sunday 17th August 2014

Middlesex seamer Gurjit Sandhu led the assault as Twickenham thrashed Richmond in the Middlesex County League Premier Division at Old Deer Park on Saturday.

House of Payne: AFC Wimbledon get a kicking when they're down

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

Football has a nasty habit of kicking you when you're down – as it did to AFC Wimbledon this week.

Bridge Banter: Getting the best out of Chelsea's new talisman Diego Costa

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

The good news is that Diego Costa looks the real deal as a powerful, hungry Chelsea striker.

AFC Wimbledon hit-man Tubbs has reasons to be hopeful

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Dons hot-shot Matt Tubbs is keen to maintain his phenomenal record of winning promotion with every professional club he has represented.

Channel 4 Selections and Racing tips for Saturday 16th August

Wandsworth Guardian: Toormore ridden by Ryan Moore on their way to victory in the Novae Bloodstock Insurance Craven Stakes at Newmarket yesterday

6:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

Horse racing tips for Saturday, August 16. Including Newmarket, Lingfield and Doncaster.

Codling fine tunes Rosslyn Park to find perfect harmony

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:42pm Friday 15th August 2014

Alex Codling is fine tuning his Rosslyn Park side ahead of the new National League One campaign.

Mitchell calls on Sutton to fight to the end

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:39pm Friday 15th August 2014

Sutton CC skipper David Mitchell has set his players a challenge for the final four games of the Surrey Championship season.

Dons manager has a brave message for his League Two rivals - This is the best Dons squad we’ve ever had

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:00pm Friday 15th August 2014

AFC Wimbledon manager Neal Ardley has issued a warning to his League Two rivals, claiming his current crop of players is the best the club has ever had.

Roehampton duo are one step away from World Cup glory

Wandsworth Guardian:

3:15pm Friday 15th August 2014

Two of Roehampton University's finest are preparing for World Cup glory with the England women's rugby team.

London Scottish coaching set-up wins over Claassens

Wandsworth Guardian:

2:04pm Friday 15th August 2014

London Scottish summer signing Errie Claassens has praised the exiles’ new coaching set-up ahead of their push for a top four finish in the Championship.

Radio WDON has started its 13th season, so good luck and... Let’s talk Dons, mate

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:45pm Friday 15th August 2014

The London Senior Cup tie against Brimsdown Rovers on a chilly September night in 2002 boasted six goals and a penalty shoot out victory for the fledgling AFC Wimbledon side.

Harlequins make a triple change to World Club Sevens squad

Wandsworth Guardian:

1:17pm Friday 15th August 2014

Harlequins have made three changes to the squad that will play in the World Club Sevens this weekend at Twickenham stadium.

Ards: AFC Wimbledon are about more than this

Wandsworth Guardian:

12:41pm Friday 15th August 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has told the world not to define the Dons by their results against the franchise.

Weir: Sky is the limit for Wimbledon Hockey Club

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

Commonwealth Games medallist Henry Weir says the sky’s the limit for Wimbledon Hockey Club this season.

Just one game in, and AFC Wimbledon's Rigg is heading into the belly of the Franchise beast

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 12th August 2014

AFC Wimbledon winger Sean Rigg enjoyed an impressive start for his new club scoring a debut goal in his first League Two game, a 2-2 draw to Shrewsbury Town.

House of Payne: Relieving Robshaw of the Harlequins captaincy is the right move

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 10th August 2014

Could you have imagined a year ago Steven Gerrard being relieved of the England captaincy to take the pressure off him ahead of football’s World Cup? It simply would not have happened.

Worner’s back for good at AFC Wimbledon

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Most people would think breaking their back was far worse than losing a few games of football, but not AFC Wimbledon goalkeeper Ross Worner.

Tubbs has the hunger for goals ahead of AFC Wimbledon's big kick-off

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

New AFC Wimbledon hitman Matt Tubbs has arrived at the Cherry Red Records stadium hungry for goals, and is convinced he can end Dons’ scoring woes this year.

Bridge Banter: If you listen closely, you can hear a door quietly closing at Chelsea

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Stamford Bridge’s revolving player entrance may have been spinning this summer, but one door has quietly closed.

Horse Racing tips and selections for Saturday, August 9

Wandsworth Guardian: Gaz 22-04-14B
Sandiva, ridden by Frankie Dettori, wins last week's Nell Gwyn Stakes at Newmarket  and will be heading back to the Suffolk track for next month's Qipco 1,000 Guineas.
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6:00pm Friday 8th August 2014

Tips and selections for this Saturday's races, including Ascot and Newmarket.

Ardley's rallying call to fan of AFC Wimbledon - get behind the Dons

Wandsworth Guardian:

11:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Neal Ardley has delivered a rallying call to fans of AFC Wimbledon to get behind the team, give them a chance and they will repay you.

Kwasnicki signs on for London Scottish

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:40am Friday 8th August 2014

London Scottish have extended the contract of a "Premiership" quality hooker according to head coach James Buckland after Adam Kwasnicki committed himself to the club for a further year.

No silver lining just yet for Webb and her England team-mates

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Surbiton Hockey Club’s Hollie Webb is still going to bed reliving the moment her 2014 Commonwealth Games gold medal dreams were dashed by a late Aussie heart-breaker.

Ardley delivers on Dons' defensive dilemma

Wandsworth Guardian:

10:03am Friday 8th August 2014

AFC Wimbledon’s amazing story is what enticed new signing Adam Barrett to the Cherry Red Records stadium.

Sammy Moore - the last man standing

Wandsworth Guardian:

9:19am Friday 8th August 2014

Sammy Moore is about to embark on his fifth season in the blue and yellow of AFC Wimbledon, and he’s never been so fired up.

Quins Brown is feeling his age in the face of the Premiership Sevens youth

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Friday 8th August 2014

When it comes to the Premiership Sevens, Harlequins full back Mike Brown is starting to feel his age.

Ardley lays his AFC Wimbledon cards on the table

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

Neal Ardley has laid his cards on the table ahead of the new League Two season saying: “We’re going for promotion” and he is ready to let others decide his fate if they come up short.

Pavey’s Commonwealth Games fun run at forty

Wandsworth Guardian:

6:00am Friday 8th August 2014

St Mary’s University alumni Jo Pavey described her incredible 5,000m Commonwealth Games bronze medal winning performance as “almost funny”.

Time for some Teddington home truths

Wandsworth Guardian:

4:28pm Thursday 7th August 2014

Teddington CC skipper James Keightley has called on his batsmen to improve as their pursuit of league glory starts to stutter.

Banstead CC's star has Dunn his job ahead of Blast off

Wandsworth Guardian:

8:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

Banstead CC’s Matthew Dunn will be gracing the T20 Blast finals day after helping Surrey overcome Worcestershire in the quarter-finals last weekend, writes Mark Caswell.

Kingston & Poly have that sinking feeling in the Southern Athletics League

Wandsworth Guardian:

7:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

Kingston & Polytechnic Harriers have been relegated to Southern Athletics League Division Three South, despite turning in their best performance of the season last weekend.









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