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Top racing tips for first 2014 meeting at Epsom Downs

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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.

Matic wants to take back control

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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.

O'Shea: Quins still have it all to do

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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.

Sutton United’s Doswell is down dealing with a defensive dilemma

Surrey Comet: Missing: The talisman Charlie Clough could be out for the remainder of the season           SP81948

1:00pm Friday 18th April 2014

Sutton United’s Skrill South promotion dreams have been thrown into turmoil after boss Paul Doswell admitted they are facing a defensive nightmare.

Ardley backs his goal-shy striking partnerships

Surrey Comet: 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.

Champions Surbition eye up league and cup double

Surrey Comet: 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.  

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

Surrey Comet: 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.

Ks spend money well on Laidler

Surrey Comet: 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.  

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

Surrey Comet: 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.

Dons thrive on the loan system, insists boss Ardley

Surrey Comet: 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.

When the King of Carshalton met the Sultan of Sutton

Surrey Comet: Stitch this: Ricky Boylan and Paul Doswell get up close and personal

11:57am Thursday 17th April 2014

Carshalton boxer Ricky Boylan returned to his childhood stomping ground on Saturday to watch Sutton United cement their place in the Skrill South play-offs.

Paul Darville's tips for Cheltenham and Newmarket

Surrey Comet: 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. 

Corinthian Casuals steal points to stand on brink of Ryman safety

Surrey Comet: Almost there: Corinthian Casuals chief Matt Howard has performed a minor miracle at King George's Field this season

5:09pm Thursday 17th April 2014

Corinthian Casuals boss Matt Howard reckons he might have been under house arrest on Tuesday night after his side burgled the points that could land Ryman Division One South safety.

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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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.

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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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.

Kingstonian boss not getting carried away with play-off charge

Surrey Comet: On target: Ks midfielder Dee Okojie fires hoem the winner in Saturday's 1-0 triumph over Lowestoft Town

7:00am Monday 14th April 2014

Kingstonian boss Alan Dowson revealed there were no celebrations after Saturday's 1-0 win over Lowestoft Town - because the job of securing a Ryman Premeir League play-off spot was still to be done.

Chelsea keep up pressure at top

Surrey Comet: 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.

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

Surrey Comet: 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.  

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Virgin London Marathon preview

Surrey Comet: 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.

Gourlay: Courtois can face Chelsea

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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

Surrey Comet: 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.  

Croydon tennis player sues Lawn Tennis Association over 'racial discrimination'

Surrey Comet: Isaac Stoute

11:00am Friday 11th April 2014

A South Croydon tennis player is suing the sport's British governing body over alleged racial discrimination.

Inside the Box with Alan Bennett - Even us footballers find the season run-in exciting

Surrey Comet: Final day drama: Alan Bennett celebrates the opening goal in Dons vital, final day win over Fleetwood Town               SP73108

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

The run-in is always the most exciting part of the season. What were the other results? Did they win? Where are we now in the table? Who have they left to play?

Midson: Give me the starts, and I'll give you the goals

Surrey Comet: Among the goals: Jack Midson scored the winner over Cheltenham Town                      Picture: David Purday

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Jack Midson has sent a plain message to AFC Wimbledon boss Neal Ardley – give me the starts, and I’ll give you the goals.

Latest Hercules Wimbledon news: Young athletes come home as records fall

Surrey Comet: Ready to go: Hercules Wimbledon’s Diego Leyenda battles hard in the javelin competition 	DeadlinePix SP84216

8:00am Friday 11th April 2014

Hercules Wimbledon AC welcomed home its Young Athletes Open meeting after 33 years, leading athletics coach Rob Russell to proclaim the atmosphere as the best yet.







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