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Top racing tips for first 2014 meeting at Epsom Downs

Wimbledon 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.

Crystal Palace chaplain hails miraculous season for Eagles

Wimbledon Guardian: Chris Roe

9:58am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A football club and shopping centre are not the first places you associate with the church, but they are the basis for Reverend Chris Roe's work.

Stubborn Chelsea secure stalemate

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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.

Enjoy the moment says Fowler, because Whyteleafe are the champions

Wimbledon Guardian: Make the most of it: The Whyteleafe players get the promotion party started                       Picture: Chris Layton

10:32am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Whyteleafe are the champions of the Southern Counties East League – and boss John Fowler wants his players to make the most of the moment.

Ryman League Round Up - Week 35

Wimbledon Guardian: Boss job: Tony Reid enjoys hitting the winner for Walton & Hersham over Worthing on Saturday       SP81843

9:07am Tuesday 22nd April 2014

Kingstonian cemented their spot in the play-offs with a 5-1 hammering of Carshalton Athletic at Kingsmeadow on Monday.

Hazard misses Chelsea training

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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.

Pulis praises 'wonderful' Palace as West Ham victory equals club record of five straight Premier League wins

Wimbledon Guardian: Philosophy: Tony Pulis is in tune with his Palace players

8:01am Monday 21st April 2014

Thanks to Mile Jedinak’s 59th penalty, smashed home in front of the sell-out Palace away support in east London, the Eagles now lie in 11th place with 43 points.

Matic wants to take back control

Wimbledon 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.

Pulis praises Palace attack

Wimbledon Guardian: Tony Pulis hailed his forwards after their performance at Upton Park

7:59am Sunday 20th April 2014

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis believes his team deserve more credit for their attacking talents after the Eagles guaranteed Barclays Premier League survival with a 1-0 win at West Ham.

Mourinho makes official point

Wimbledon 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.

Easter message from Crystal Palace chaplain Chris Roe

Wimbledon Guardian: Chris Roe

6:00am Sunday 20th April 2014

Happy Easter to everyone!

Youngsters are off to the races for bet365 Jump Finale

Wimbledon 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.

Sunderland end Mourinho record

Wimbledon 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.

Palace maintain fine form

Wimbledon Guardian: Mile Jedinak scored the only goal in Crystal Palace's win

5:57pm Saturday 19th April 2014

Mile Jedinak's second-half penalty secured Crystal Palace a gutsy 1-0 victory at West Ham and guaranteed the Eagles' survival in the Barclays Premier League for another season.

Eriksen stars as Spurs sink Fulham

Wimbledon 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.

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

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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.

Crystal Palace boss: "We're safe, but let's not carried away - there is more to do"

Wimbledon Guardian: Philosophy: Tony Pulis is in tune with his Palace players

9:07am Saturday 19th April 2014

Tony Pulis reckons avoiding relegation to the Championship is nothing to get carried away with, not yet.

Kingston survival fight over bar the shouting

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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.

Eagles defender admits he may have upset Evertonian relatives

Wimbledon Guardian: Scouser Scott Dann may have some explaining to do to his Bluenose family members. Picture by Edmund Boyden.

9:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Scott Dann admitted he may have upset a few family members when he scored his first goal for Crystal Palace against Everton at Goodison Park.

Whyteleafe teeter on the edge of promotion as champions

Wimbledon Guardian: High hopes: John Fowler faces a weekend that could change everything for Whyteleafe                 SP72974

8:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Boss John Fowler is standing on the brink of writing a new chapter in the history of Whyteleafe FC.

Ks spend money well on Laidler

Wimbledon Guardian: Influential: Kingstonian new boy Steve Laidler hooks the ball towards goal on Saturday

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

Alan Dowson believes midfielder Steve Laidler is the man behind Kingstonian’s Ryman Premier League play-off charge.  

Robertson's aiming to maintain top gear at Donington Park

Wimbledon 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.

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

Wimbledon 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.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Diversity is not just a dance group

Wimbledon Guardian: Visit: The PFA took time out to talk to us about diversity in the workplace

6:00am Friday 18th April 2014

There are two things start to happen at the training grounds of football clubs around this time of year.

Fergie told Pulis to manage Palace

Wimbledon Guardian: Tony Pulis, pictured, has revealed that Sir Alex Ferguson influenced his decision to take the Crystal Palace job

3:50pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Crystal Palace manager Tony Pulis has revealed Sir Alex Ferguson was a key influence in his decision to take on the job at a time when he had considerable doubts about it himself.

Striker excited by prospect of West Ham return

Wimbledon Guardian: Chamakh celebrates his winner

7:30pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marouane Chamakh is looking forward to returning to West Ham when Crystal Palace visit Upton Park for a London derby this weekend.

Former Arsenal forward happy to do Gunners favour with Everton win

Wimbledon Guardian: No happy Arsenal return for former Gunners striker

6:00pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Marouane Chamakh admitted he was pleased to do his former club Arsenal a big favour last night by helping Crystal Palace stun Everton 3-2.

Dons thrive on the loan system, insists boss Ardley

Wimbledon 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.

Cardiff City demand Crystal Palace are docked three points over leaked team-sheet claim

Wimbledon Guardian: Speculation: Tony Pulis has played down Cardiff City's "leak" claims

12:49pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Cardiff City have demanded that Crystal Palace's three points picked up in Wales in April should be wiped out.

Paul Darville's tips for Cheltenham and Newmarket

Wimbledon 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. 

Comedian Eddie Izzard enjoying Crystal Palace success

Wimbledon Guardian: L-R Maxi Jazz, Stephen Browett and Eddie Izzard

9:31am Thursday 17th April 2014

Eddie Izzard has warned the top half of the Premier League that Crystal Palace will be coming for them next season.

Pulis speaks of Crystal Palace pride after safety all but guaranteed by Everton win

Wimbledon Guardian: Welsh roots: Tony Pulis watched Cardiff City as a young boy

10:59pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Tony Pulis has spoken of his pride about the fact Crystal Palace will be in the top flight again next season after reaching 40 points tonight at Goodison Park.

Eagles march on with stunning Toffees win

Wimbledon Guardian: High praise: Cameron Jerome is loving Palace under the leadership of Tony Pulis

9:48pm Wednesday 16th April 2014

Crystal Palace recorded a fourth straight victory at Everton tonight to all but secure their Premier League status for another season.

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

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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

Wimbledon 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.

Simeone won't stop Costa Blues move

Wimbledon 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.

Palace and Brighton fans to go head to head for charity

Wimbledon Guardian: The two teams from last year (pic credit Seb Daly)

3:00pm Tuesday 15th April 2014

Rivalries will be set aside as Crystal Palace and Brighton fans go head to head for charity next month.

Skeete turns on the power to shut up his critics

Wimbledon 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.









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