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Moody resigns over misconduct allegations after Crystal Palace pull out of Mackay appointment

Your Local Guardian:

1:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

Iain Moody has resigned as sporting director of Crystal Palace as the Football Association revealed it was investigating allegations of misconduct during his time at Cardiff City.

Chessington's Stevenson sets sights on singles final in Nottingham

Your Local 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.

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

Your Local 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.

Crystal Palace pull plug on Malky Mackay appointment

Your Local Guardian: STILL IN CHARGE: Malky Mackay

5:37pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

Crystal Palace are understood to have pulled the plug on the expected appointment of Malky Mackay as manager. 

Crystal Palace FC helps girl out of prison by giving her football coaching future

Your Local Guardian:

1:50pm Wednesday 20th August 2014

A youth who spent time in prison after turning to crime to try and make money to support her family has turned her life around - thanks to Crystal Palace FC.

Sutton & Epsom RFC head coach gets prepared to go again

Your Local 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.

Kench: Esher ethos is priceless commodity

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Esher skipper Ian Kench believes team spirit and the return of Mike Schmid as director of rugby can see his side mount a National Divisino One title challenge this term.

Crystal Palace defender shocked by Pulis departure, but life goes on

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

Following the departure of Tony Pulis and Crystal Palace’s late defeat at Arsenal, Joel Ward was keen to focus on the playing side of the game.

Neighbours prepare to battle it out on the tennis court

Your Local 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

Your Local 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

Your Local 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.

Rickham eyes World title and Paralympics qualification

Your Local Guardian:

2:37pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Epsom sailor Alexandra Rickham is vying for a sixth consecutive world championship, but she also has an eye on qualification for Rio 2016.

Crystal Palace to unveil new manager

Your Local Guardian:

1:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Crystal Palace look set to unveil former Cardiff City boss Malky MacKay as their new manager.

Eagles debut scorer in the dark on new manager

Your Local Guardian:

12:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

Brede Hangeland says he knows no more than anyone else about who will replace Tony Pulis, the manager who signed him during the close season.

Quartet on song for Cheam Croquet & Bowls Club

Your Local Guardian:

10:37am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Cheam Croquet & Bowls Club did themselves proud last weekend scooping the top gong for doubles in a south east tournament.

Corinthian Casuals: Boss Howard notices less Casual attitude

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Corinthian Casuals boss Matt Howard has noticed a welcome change in attitude in his squad this term, writes Stuart Tree.

Hangeland's Crystal Palace "rollercoaster" shows now shows no sign of relenting

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Brede Hangeland was delighted to score his first Premier League goal in three years after admitting the past two weeks have been a “rollercoaster”.

Ewell man rows into the record books

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Tuesday 19th August 2014

A student from Ewell has rowed himself into the record books after being part of the youngest ever team to row from California to Hawaii.

Speroni talks of Pulis 'shock' and 'disappointment' at conceding late goal against Arsenal

Your Local Guardian: Julian Speroni

2:33pm Monday 18th August 2014

Crystal Palace keeper Julian Speroni has talked about the “shock” of Tony Pulis’ sudden departure and was disappointed not to hold onto a draw with Arsenal at the weekend.

Crystal Palace fined for breach of Premier League "good faith" rule

Your Local Guardian:

2:13pm Monday 18th August 2014

Crystal Palace have been fined up to £25,000 for breaching a Premier League "good faith" rule at Cardiff City last season.

Quins have reasons to be cheerful at World Club Sevens

Your Local 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.

Kingstonian: Fighting spirit delights assistant boss Harper

Your Local Guardian:

11:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Tommy Kavanagh’s second goal in a week was enough to secure the tightest of 1-0 wins for Kingstonian over AFC Hornchurch on Saturday.

Graduates win the Women's Rugby World Cup

Your Local 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.

Millen sticks to the football and praises his Crystal Palace professionals

Your Local Guardian:

10:37am Monday 18th August 2014

While most people inside Selhurst Park were shocked by the departure of Tony Pulis, caretaker manager Keith Millen was praising his players for maintaining their concentration at Arsenal.

Garner: Crystal Palace must move on... and quickly

Your Local Guardian:

9:55am Monday 18th August 2014

Crystal Palace first team coach Ben Garner admitted he was shocked at the departure of Tony Pulis, but believes it is important that the club moves on quickly.

Massey pleased with his Robins response

Your Local Guardian:

9:29am Monday 18th August 2014

Carshalton Athletic kept up their unbeaten start to their season by picking up a first win at Walton & Hersham.

All in a day’s work for super keeper Lovelock

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Tom Lovelock cut a figure of modesty after his exemplary goalkeeping display secured all three points for United on Tuesday night.

Quins’ Easter takes on a double identity

Your Local 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.

Brentford: Warburton promises more transfer business will be done

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Brentford boss Mark Warburton has vowed there will be more new faces to arrive at Griffin Park before the transfer window closes.

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

Your Local 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.

All of the Time - One in a Millen

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Doggedly following the only tradition of my Guardian column I was going to give this article the song pun title “Hangeland of hope and glory”.

Bournemouth 1-0 Brentford: Positives but no points on the south coast for the Bees

Your Local Guardian:

8:18pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Despite a performance full of energy and commitment, Brentford came up just short in their second game on their return to the Championship, suffering a narrow 1-0 defeat to Bournemouth at the Goldsands Stadium on Saturday.

Carshalton bounce back to crush Walton

Your Local Guardian:

1:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

Walton & Hersham's Vernon Francis opened the scoring but could not prevent the Swans from crashing 3-1 at home to Carshalton Athletic.

Keith Millen 'proud' of players after tough week, wants to be considered for vacant manager position

Your Local Guardian: Keith Millen

9:02am Sunday 17th August 2014

Acting Crystal Palace manager Keith Millen said he was "proud" of his players after a tough week, with Tony Pulis leaving the club just two days before the start of the new season.

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

Your Local 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

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Sunday 17th August 2014

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

Parish wants new Palace boss to have Premier League experience

Your Local Guardian: Chairman and co-owner of Crystal Palace FC Steve Parish

11:26pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Steve Parish has told BBC’s Match of the Day Crystal Palace’s new manager will ideally have Premier League experience.

Holloway has his say on Crystal Palace managerial situation

Your Local Guardian:

6:44pm Saturday 16th August 2014

Former Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway feels Tony Pulis’ departure had a certain inevitability to it because he and Steve Parish are both such strong characters.

Sutton United have time to repair

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Paul Doswell is a torn man ahead of a 10-day break enforced on Sutton United.

AFC Wimbledon hit-man Tubbs has reasons to be hopeful

Your Local 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.

What's the Buzz? with long-time Brentford super fan Tom Ambrose

Your Local Guardian:

8:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Twelve goals, 120 minutes of drama and a penalty shoot-out victory made for a lively Tuesday night in east London for Brentford.

Met Police boss Cooper is ready for ‘top lad’ from Tonbridge

Your Local Guardian:

7:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Met Police boss Jim Cooper hailed “top lad” and former Sutton United legend Steve McKimm ahead of their head-to-head this weekend.

Beavers are to blame for poor mid-week performance - Powell

Your Local Guardian:

6:00am Saturday 16th August 2014

Darren Powell accused Hampton & Richmond Borough’s players of letting themselves and the club down on Tuesday night.

Channel 4 Selections and Racing tips for Saturday 16th August

Your Local 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

Your Local Guardian:

3:42pm Friday 15th August 2014

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

Crystal Palace players devastated by Pulis departure

Your Local Guardian:

3:17pm Friday 15th August 2014

Crystal Palace caretaker manager Keith Millen has admitted that the players arriving for training this morning were devastated at the departure of Tony Pulis.

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

Your Local 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

Your Local 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.

Brentford hit-man Smith has the answer to staying in the Championship

Your Local Guardian:

2:18pm Friday 15th August 2014

Brentford’s veteran striker Tommy Smith reckons he knows the secret to staying in the Championship.

London Scottish coaching set-up wins over Claassens

Your Local 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.




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