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Top racing tips for first 2014 meeting at Epsom Downs

Wandsworth Guardian: Horse racing at the Epsom Derby in 2012

9:15am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Darville's Tips: With the flat season kicking into gear, Epsom Downs plays host to their first meeting of 2014.

Stubborn Chelsea secure stalemate

Wandsworth Guardian: Neither side could create many clear-cut chances in the Spanish capital

10:07pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Jose Mourinho was unapologetically grumpy on the eve of the Champions League semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid and his team were unwaveringly stubborn in a goalless draw at the Vicente Calderon Stadium.

Cech's season ended by injury

Wandsworth Guardian: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho, left, says Petr Cech, right, won't play again this season

11:01pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Jose Mourinho has confirmed Petr Cech's season is at a premature end after the Chelsea goalkeeper was injured in the Champions League semi-final first leg goalless draw at Atletico Madrid.

AFC Wimbledon face points deduction for ineligible player

Wandsworth Guardian: AFC Wimbledon v Cheltenham March 2014 David Purday

2:11pm Tuesday 22nd April 2014

UPDATED 4pm: AFC Wimbledon could be deducted points by the Football League after fielding an ineligible player, the club has announced.

Hazard misses Chelsea training

Wandsworth Guardian: Eden Hazard missed Chelsea's open training session

4:04pm Monday 21st April 2014

Belgium playmaker Eden Hazard missed Chelsea's open training session on the eve of the Champions League semi-final first leg at Atletico Madrid.

It's time to put the pedal to the metal for metal-head Mikey

Wandsworth Guardian: Out of here: Mikey Gleeson from Wimbledon Chase leads from the front

9:00am Monday 21st April 2014

If you are going to have a natural talent for a sport, you could do a lot worse than motorhead Mikey Gleeson.

Matic wants to take back control

Wandsworth Guardian: Nemanja Matic believes Chelsea must regain control of their season at Atletico Madrid on Tuesday

1:58pm Sunday 20th April 2014

Chelsea must wrestle back control of their season in Tuesday's Champions League semi-final at Atletico Madrid, according to Nemanja Matic.

Mourinho makes official point

Wandsworth Guardian: Jose Mourinho tasted defeat in a Premier League game at Stamford Bridge for the first time on Saturday

7:59am Sunday 20th April 2014

Jose Mourinho oozed irony as he hailed referee Mike Dean and referees' boss Mike Riley for "unbelievable" performances in the wake of Chelsea's Barclays Premier League title-threatening 2-1 home defeat to Sunderland.

Youngsters are off to the races for bet365 Jump Finale

Wandsworth Guardian: Raceday: The winners' enclosure Credit: Louise Pollard

3:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Sandown Park racecourse in Esher will host a Kids Love the Races roadshow alongside the bet365 Jump Finale at the weekend.

Eriksen stars as Spurs sink Fulham

Wandsworth Guardian: Paulinho, right, celebrates netting the opener

3:08pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Christian Eriksen was again the architect as Tottenham halted embattled Fulham's Barclays Premier League resurgence at White Hart lane.

Sunderland end Mourinho record

Wandsworth Guardian: Samuel Eto'o reacts after a missed shot during the defeat to Sunderland

7:55pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Blunders from veteran goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer and full-back Cesar Azpilicueta allowed Sunderland to inflict Jose Mourinho's first home league defeat as Chelsea manager and hand Liverpool control in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Bridge Banter: Can you hear it? That Chelsea v Liverpool drumbeat is getting louder and louder

Wandsworth Guardian: No way Jose: Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho looks down in the dumps after his side's 1-0 defeat at Selhurst Park

11:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

The drumbeat is getting louder, counting down the moments to the all-important lunchtime clash between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on Sunday April 27.

Bully’s positive outlook for Wimbledon RFC

Wandsworth Guardian: Frustration: James Ogilvy-Bull has endure an up and down season

9:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Wimbledon RFC coach James Ogilvy-Bull is taking the positives from a season of ultimate frustration.

Kingston survival fight over bar the shouting

Wandsworth Guardian: Trying times: Kingston’s Matt Bolster tests the Old Tiffinians

7:00am Saturday 19th April 2014

Kingston’s Surrey Division One fate will be decided  in a committee room rather than on the pitch - for now.  

O'Shea: Quins still have it all to do

Wandsworth Guardian: Hanging in there: Director of rugby Conor O'Shea's Quins are still in the race

8:41am Saturday 19th April 2014

Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea knows two more wins might not be enough to secure a top four Premiership finish but his men will fight all the way.

Quins beat Leicester to stay in Premiership race

Wandsworth Guardian: Hanging in there: Director of rugby Conor O'Shea's Quins are still in the race

9:54pm Friday 18th April 2014

England full back Mike Brown's try proved decisive as Harlequins beat Leicester Tigers 24-20 to stay in the race for a top four Premiership finish.

Champions Surbition eye up league and cup double

Wandsworth Guardian: Champagne moment: Former England international Chloe Strong breaks open bubbly after Surbiton lifted the Women's Hockey League title

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

After a perfect weekend, Surbiton Ladies captain Sarah Haycroft is now out to wrap up a perfect season.  

Ardley backs his goal-shy striking partnerships

Wandsworth Guardian: Most prolific: Michael Smith scored 10 goals in 25 appearances in a Dons shirt, including this effort against Dagenham & Redbridge in November

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Boss Neal Ardley has defended his forward thinking strategy despite a lack of goals this season.

Flowers shows no fear ahead of return to crash site

Wandsworth Guardian: Oulton calling: Matt Flowers begins a fresh assault on the Ginetta GT5 Challenge title this weekend

10:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Banstead motorhead Matt Flowers is returning to the scene of last season’s major crash to kick-start a fresh assault on the Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

Quins chief O’Shea tells fans to get behind his men for Tigers showdown - Let's be having you

Wandsworth Guardian: Show me love: Ugo Monye leads the celebrations during a win over London Welsh last season and Conor O’Shea wants more of the same tonight	SP70080

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Director of rugby Conor O’Shea has called on Quins fans to roar his men on to the Premiership play-offs as they go big game hunting.

Robertson's aiming to maintain top gear at Donington Park

Wandsworth Guardian: Man with a plan: Charlie Robertson from Whyteleafe

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Whyteleafe motor ace Charlie Robertson is confident of keeping his superb early season momentum rolling at Donington Park this weekend in the latest rounds of the Michelin Ginetta GT4 SuperCup.

Dons thrive on the loan system, insists boss Ardley

Wandsworth Guardian: He's a loan man: Danny Hylton scored on his debut against Hartlepool in January                SP82538

4:35pm Thursday 17th April 2014

AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley has claimed there is a world of difference between the loan system between clubs in the Premier League, and between those at the bottom of the Football League pyramid.

Paul Darville's tips for Cheltenham and Newmarket

Wandsworth Guardian: horse racing - zxc

11:09am Thursday 17th April 2014

There are meetings at both Cheltenham and Newmarket today as we head into the Easter weekend. 

Sutton & Epsom coach left frustrated by a season of injury woe

Wandsworth Guardian: Man with the boot: Sam Hurley                All pictures: Dave Jackson

5:05pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Sutton & Epsom RFC’s head coach Jeff Parsons has felt the frustration of a difficult return to London Division One South.

Rosslyn Park must wait for title decider

Wandsworth Guardian: Break away: Park’s Will Bowley gets away from the Hull defence 	         Picture: David Whittam

4:36pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Rosslyn Park fans face an agonising wait before the defining weekend of the National League One season.

Battersea Ironsides need you to raise the roof

Wandsworth Guardian: None shall pass: Colin O’Keeffe will lead his Battersea Ironsides out on Saturday hoping they can overcome the final hurdle and reach the national final of the RFU Junior Vase at Twickenham

4:32pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Battersea Ironsides skipper Colin O’Keeffe is calling on all rugby fans in the area to descend on Garratt Green this weekend and cheer the side onto Twickenham.

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Grima's London marathon joy

Wandsworth Guardian: Top running: Claire Grima finished sixth in the women's over-35s London marathon

4:23pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC's Claire Grima finished a brilliant sixth in the women's over-35 championship race in Sunday's London marathon.

Vieux Lion Rouge tipped to win first race at Cheltenham's Easter meeting

Wandsworth Guardian: CRAIG NELSON: Horse racing is big – but is it sport or just a convenient excuse for a bet?

11:10am Wednesday 16th April 2014

Darville's Tips: With an eventful week of racing ahead, this weeks tips begin with a day at Cheltenham where the two day Easter meeting begins today.

Baillie: New signings can fire Scottish to Championship top four next year

Wandsworth Guardian: Delighted to have him: London Scottish coach James Buckland is pleased with the capture of Peter Lydon

6:00am Wednesday 16th April 2014

London Scottish chief executive Kenny Baillie reckons the capture of Stade Francais full back Peter Lydon is a sign of the club's ambition to break into the Championship top four next term.

Simeone won't stop Costa Blues move

Wandsworth Guardian: Diego Simeone, pictured, does not know whether Diego Costa will remain with Atletico Madrid beyond the end of this season

2:51pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Atletico Madrid boss Diego Simeone has admitted he may be powerless to stop star striker Diego Costa joining Chelsea in the summer.

Skeete turns on the power to shut up his critics

Wandsworth Guardian: This one’s for you: Bradley Skeete dedicated Saturday’s win to his late manager Dean Powell

9:46am Tuesday 15th April 2014

Battersea boxer Bradley Skeete promised to shut up his critics, and he did just that with a ruthless display at the Copper Box Arena on Saturday.

Quill happy to put finishing touches on Welsh win

Wandsworth Guardian: Running with the ball: London Welsh flanker John Quill bursts through the jersey defence at the Kassam stadium on Saturday

7:00am Tuesday 15th April 2014

John Quill made the most of his first start for London Welsh to lay down a marker ahead of the club’s Greene King IPA Championship semi-final next month.

Herne Hill Harriers bring home the wares from first open meeting of the season

Wandsworth Guardian: Speedy: Barbara Folayan, 12, in action over 100m                  All pictures: SP84354

12:46pm Monday 14th April 2014

Herne Hill Harriers hosted their first open track & field meeting of the season at the club's Tooting Bec headquarters on Saturday.

Herne Hill trio break into the top 60 at the London marathon

Wandsworth Guardian: Top 60 finisher: Abdi Madar finished the London marathon in two hours 32 minutes 30 seconds - enough for 57th

12:01pm Monday 14th April 2014

Alan O'Shea, James Mason and Abdi Madar led the Herne Hill Harriers' charge at the Virgin London marathon, with the three athletes finishing inside the top 60s.

Croydon Harriers' day in the London marathon sunshine

Wandsworth Guardian: Pounding the streets: Neil Aikman in action in the Virgin London marathon

11:52am Monday 14th April 2014

Nearly 30 Croydon Harriers were in action at the full and mini versions of the Virgin London Marathon on Sunday.

Rosslyn Park do all they can, but the Doncaster still hold all the cards

Wandsworth Guardian: Try: Scott Sneddon gets on the scoresheet at Hull Ionians                        Pictures: David Whittam

11:26am Monday 14th April 2014

Rosslyn Park could not have done more to state their case as potential National League One champions than a 10-try, 60-12 win at Hull Ionians.

Chelsea keep up pressure at top

Wandsworth Guardian: Demba Ba scored another crucial goal for Chelsea

6:17pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Demba Ba struck another priceless goal following his Champions League heroics to keep Chelsea firmly in the Barclays Premier League title race.

Mace’s third triumph leads the way for Surrey

Wandsworth Guardian: Jump to it: Kingston AC & Polytechnic Harriers Rhianna Reynolds takes part in the high jump at the Hercules Wimbledon Young Athlete's open last Sunday

1:00pm Sunday 13th April 2014

Sophie Mace’s third national sportshall athletics shot title in as many years helped Surrey U15 girls lift the team title in Manchester last Sunday.  

House of Payne: One rule for the rich and another for the rest

Wandsworth Guardian: Good times: Ex-Ks striker Tony Reid won the Surrey Senior Cup under Ian McDonald in 2006

11:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

It hardly made headline news – even in these parts – but Kingstonian were thrown out of the Surrey Senior Cup last month for fielding an ineligible player against Ash United, writes John Payne.  

Buckland excited by Millar time in the Scottish centres

Wandsworth Guardian: Twinkle toes: Lee Millar will try out a new position today

8:00am Sunday 13th April 2014

London Scottish head coach James Buckland is excited to be unleashing Lee Millar in the centres for the first time, write Andy Weston.  

Kingston chairman eyes one last hurrah for Surrey safety

Wandsworth Guardian: Well done sone: Luke Burge, left, is congratulated by Ryan Seymour after scoring a crucial try for Kingston

10:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Kingston chairman Graeme Maisey is hoping one last hurrah can save the club from Surrey Division One relegation today.  

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Virgin London Marathon preview

Wandsworth Guardian: All set: The Virgin London Marathon gets underway tomorrow morning

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Husband and wife marathon running duo David and Claire Grima head a dozen-strong Hercules Wimbledon contingent running in Sunday's Virgin Money London Marathon from Blackheath to The Mall.

Tonga'uiha out to repay Welsh faith

Wandsworth Guardian: On the charge: Hudson Tonga'uiha in action against Cornish Pirates during the 2012 Championship play-offs

9:00am Saturday 12th April 2014

Centre Hudson Tonga’uiha is out to repay London Welsh’s patience by taking the exiles back to the Premiership, writes Damian Dolan.  

Gourlay: Courtois can face Chelsea

Wandsworth Guardian: Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois will be free to play for Atletico Madrid against Chelsea

11:43am Friday 11th April 2014

Chelsea's own goalkeeper is poised to stand between them and a place in the Champions League final after the 2012 winners were drawn to play Thibaut Courtois' Atletico Madrid.

Magath's ranks bolstered by trio

Wandsworth Guardian: Scott Parker could bolster Fulham's ranks against Norwich

4:47pm Friday 11th April 2014

Fulham manager Felix Magath could welcome back three players for the crucial Barclays Premier League clash with fellow strugglers Norwich on Saturday.

Weekend racing tips include one for Crystal Palace fans at Newbury

Wandsworth Guardian: WINNER: Grand National winner Pineau De Re with trainer Dr Richard Newland at the stables in Claines

2:16pm Friday 11th April 2014

Darville's Tips: After a mildly successful Aintree with 5 winners, 4 places and the ante-post 33/1 each-way place for Balthazar King, here are my tips for this weekend.

Surbiton put Kettle on for Euro fate wait

Wandsworth Guardian: you beauty: Surbiton's men celebrate securing a third place Championship play-off finish      Picture: Tom Haigh

2:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Surbiton goalkeeper David Kettle revealed he was at a loss to celebrate  his Championship play-offs exploits on Sunday – because he is  not used to being the hero.  

Evans: Quins' Sharks clash is like a cup final

Wandsworth Guardian: Spot on: Quins fly half Nick Evans is back to his place kicking best after a slow start to the season

1:00pm Friday 11th April 2014

Quins fly-half Nick Evans knows his men are in the Premiership’s last chance saloon.  

Chelsea face Atletico in Champions League semi

Wandsworth Guardian: Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho

2:22pm Friday 11th April 2014

Today's semi-final draw pitted Jose Mourinho's men against the Primera Division leaders, who knocked out Barcelona in the quarter-finals.

Care's revenge mission can boost Quins play-off campaign

Wandsworth Guardian: Talking point: Quins Danny Care was speaking on behalf of HSBC at the HSBC National Schools Sevens

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Danny Care’s summer plans may yet save Harlequins’ Premiership campaign, writes Pippa Field.  









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