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London Irish appoint new assistant coach

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

LONDON Irish have secured the services of former Ireland assistant coach Mark Tainton for the forthcoming season.

Saints new boy set to face Cherries

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

New signing Dusan Tadic should return to action for Saints tonight, while wantaway defender Dejan Lovren may also have to make the short trip to Bournemouth.

Saints duo set for first appearances of pre-season

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6:00am Friday 25th July 2014

Goalkeeper Artur Boruc and playmaker Gaston Ramirez could both make their first appearances of pre-season, as Saints head to Bournemouth tonight.

ECB will cover Hampshire tickets losses after poor sales

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

THE biggest marketing campaign in Hampshire Cricket history has ensured a near-capacity crowd will watch the first day of the third Test between England and India.

Hartley Wintney look to maintain promotion push

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HARTLEY Wintney will look to maintain their push for promotion in Southern League Division Two when Paultons are the visitors this Saturday.

Another big knock for Adam Robinson as Oakley win again

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

OAKLEY are enjoying an exceptional season in Hampshire Cricket League Regional Division One North, with a 102-run victory over hosts Farley extending their 100 per cent record to eight games.

AS IT HAPPENED - Aaron Harris at the Commonwealth Games

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:31pm Thursday 24th July 2014

OVERTON'S Aaron Harris finished sixth in the Commonwealth Games Triathlon.

Alex Danson scores as England open Commonwealth Games campaign with a win

Basingstoke Gazette: Alex Danson in action for England.

12:48pm Thursday 24th July 2014

ODIHAM hockey star Alex Danson opened the scoring as England opened their Commonwealth Games campaign with a 2-0 win over Wales.

Aaron Harris out to prove a point at Commonwealth Games triathlon this afternoon

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Thursday 24th July 2014

TRIATHLETE Aaron Harris is targeting a Commonwealth Games medal this afternoon.

Town boss excited by strike force

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

BASINGSTOKE Town will not be short of attacking options this season, with manager Jason Bristow hoping to have a total of six strikers in his squad for the forthcoming campaign.

Hockey star Alex Danson gearing up for Commonwealth Games

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

ODIHAM hockey star Alex Danson is hoping England’s women’s hockey team can bounce back from World Cup woe to give skipper Kate Richardson-Walsh a memorable send-off at Glasgow 2014.

Massive few days ahead for Hampshire chairman Rod Bransgrove

Basingstoke Gazette: Rod Bransgrove

7:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

IT won’t only be Alastair Cook under the spotlight when the England v India Test series moves onto the outskirts of Southampton this weekend.

Liverpool boss forced to defend huge transfer fee paid for ex-Saints skipper Adam Lallana

Basingstoke Gazette: Adam Lallana celebrates at Craven Cottage

7:45am Thursday 24th July 2014

LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers has defended the amount of money he had to splash out to sign Saints captain Adam Lallana.

Koeman given 'hands-off' warning over Dutch ace

Basingstoke Gazette: Marquis beats Ron Vlaar to a header

5:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

Ronald Koeman looks unlikely to be reunited with his former centre-half Ron Vlaar this summer.

Saints bottom of the Premier League pre season air miles table

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:56am Thursday 24th July 2014

SAINTS will clock up the fewest air miles this pre season of any Premier League club.

Hampshire batsman James Vince named in England Lions one day squad

Basingstoke Gazette: James Vince.

12:17pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HAMPSHIRE batsman James Vince has been named in the England Lions squad for their triangular series against New Zealand A and Sri Lanka A next month.

RUMOUR MILL, July 24 - Saints linked with midfield trio as Koeman eyes new signings

Basingstoke Gazette: Ronald Koeman

12:40pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Saints boss Ronald Koeman has been linked with yet another of his former stars at Feyenoord.

Ex-Saints target Astori staying in Italy

Basingstoke Gazette: Davide Astori

7:49am Thursday 24th July 2014

FORMER Saints target Davide Astori has signed a three-year contract extension with Cagliari.

Saints sign teenage Torquay keeper

Basingstoke Gazette: Saints draw

5:19pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Saints have signed 15-year-old goalkeeper Neal Osborn from Torquay United.

Seven medals for swimmer Morris Dick

Basingstoke Gazette: Morris Dick.

8:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SWIMMER Morris Dick returned from the Masters Championships at Swansea with a magnificent seven medals.

Bradley Sutton claims victory in Germany

Basingstoke Gazette:

3:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BRADLEY Sutton defended his title in the Biathle World Tour event at Erding, near Munich.

REPORT AND PLAYER RATINGS - Basingstoke Town 1-1 Newport County AFC

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BASINGSTOKE Town maintained their unbeaten pre-season record by holding League Two outfit Newport County to a draw at the Soccer AM Stadium last night.

MFC Popley to hold open training sessions

Basingstoke Gazette: Pontarddulais 0 Llandeilo 7

10:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MFC Popley Youth, the FA Charter Standard Club, is staging two free open training sessions from 10am until 12pm on the 3G pitch at Everest Community Academy on Saturday, July 26 and Saturday, August 2.

Old Basing A remain unbeaten in mixed tennis league

Basingstoke Gazette: Local tennis

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

BASINGSTOKE and District Tennis League Mixed Division One leaders Old Basing A remain unbeaten, despite dropping their first point of the season after a draw with Overton A, for whom it was their first point of the campaign.

Celtic desperate to keep Saints target Fraser Forster

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:45am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Celtic boss Ronny Deila hasstressed his desire to keep Saints target Fraser Forster at Celtic Park.

Fonte in line for Saints captaincy

Basingstoke Gazette: Jose Fonte celebrates his goal against Arsenal

6:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Jose Fonte is the leading contender to replace Adam Lallana as Saints’ team captain this season – while a new deal is set to be offered to the defender.

Vlaar going nowhere, says Villa boss

Basingstoke Gazette: Marquis beats Ron Vlaar to a header

11:42am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

Aston Villa manager Paul Lambert has said that defender Ron Vlaar will not be leaving the club this summer, despite being linked to Saints.

Luke Shaw: I won't buckle under huge pressure at Old Trafford

Basingstoke Gazette: Luke Shaw in action against Costa Rica

7:40am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

New Manchester United defender Luke Shaw insists he will not buckle under the pressure of playing for a club that he believes is the biggest in the world.

VIDEO REACTION - Basingstoke Town 1-1 Newport County

Basingstoke Gazette: Basingstoke Town manager Jason Bristow.

10:06pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BASINGSTOKE Town manager Jason Bristow reacts to his side's 1-1 draw with League Two side Newport County.

AS IT HAPPENED - Basingstoke Town 1-1 Newport County

Basingstoke Gazette: Simon Dunn is set to return to the Town team on Saturday.

6:45pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

BASINGSTOKE Town hold League Two Newport County to a friendly draw at the Soccer AM Stadium.

Three-day eventer Lucinda Fredericks to visit Ashford Hill

Basingstoke Gazette: Lucinda Fredericks and Flying Finish

3:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

TOP equestrian rider Lucinda Fredericks will be giving a talk about the sport and her partnership with her mare, Headley Britannia, on Thursday, July 24 (start time 8pm) at Ashford Hill Primary School.

Ian Callaway wins Hartley Wintney Golf Club Championship

Basingstoke Gazette: Golf

12:00pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IAN Callaway produced two solid rounds to claim the men’s club championship at Hartley Wintney.

Youngsters enjoy Yogi Bear Tennis Tournament

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

INSPIRED by this year’s Wimbledon, 40 of Hampshire’s would-be tennis stars, aged between six and eight years of age, took part in the final of the 2014 Yogi Bear Tennis Tournament at Manydown Tennis Club.

Kingsclere Quails on course for bowls title

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

KINGSCLERE Quails look on course for another championship with seven weeks of the season left, as they lead the Whitchurch League Division One by 10 points from Hyde Abbey.

Record-breaking Coles stuns Essex

Basingstoke Gazette:

9:59pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MATT Coles blasted Hampshire’s fastest-ever T20 fifty to keep alive the county’s hopes of a home quarter-final.

Saints set for new Forster bid after Celtic reject opening offer

Basingstoke Gazette: Fraser Forster

5:17pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Saints are set to launch a second bid for Celtic keeper Fraser Forster, after having an initial offer turned down.

Lovren can join Reds if price is right - Koeman

Basingstoke Gazette: Dejan Lovren

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Ronald Koeman has told Liverpool they will have to increase their bid for Dejan Lovren if they want to sign him this summer.

RUMOUR MILL, July 22 - Koeman linked with another of his former Feyenoord stars

Basingstoke Gazette:

7:53am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SAINTS boss Ronald Koeman has been linked with a move for another of his former Feyenoord stars.

Buttler set for Ageas Bowl Test debut

Basingstoke Gazette: STAR MAN: Jos Buttler on the way to reaching 47 from only 16 balls

10:44pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

JOS Buttler is set to make his Test debut at The Ageas Bowl following Matt Prior’s decision to stand down for the rest of the season.

RUMOUR MILL, July 22 - Saints reported to bid £7.5m for England keeper Fraser Forster

Basingstoke Gazette:

11:08am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

SAINTS are reported to have made a £7.5m bid for England goalkeeper Fraser Forster.

Saints' transfer rumour round-up - Summer 2014

Basingstoke Gazette: Will any new contracts be signed at Southampton's St Mary's Stadium in January?

11:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

It's that time of year again, as football's semi annual rumour mill goes into overdrive amid speculation of multi-million deals as clubs bid for glory.

Cook heads to Ageas Bowl determined to silence critics

Basingstoke Gazette: Alastair Cook

5:00am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

Alastair Cook will arrive at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl later this week experiencing the toughest moments of his professional career.

Saints' perfect start to pre-season continues at Swindon

Basingstoke Gazette:

10:02pm Monday 21st July 2014

Saints made it three wins from three in pre-season, as Jos Hooiveld's goal earned them a 1-0 victory at Swindon.

Double win leaves ladies tennis league at Andover A's mercy

Basingstoke Gazette: Bushey leisure centre to host padel tennis tour

8:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

ANDOVER A have gone a long way towards regaining the Basingstoke and District Tennis League Ladies’ Division One title after two further victories.

New Inn withdraw from Basingstoke and District Saturday League

Basingstoke Gazette: Pontarddulais 0 Llandeilo 7

3:00pm Monday 21st July 2014

NEW Inn have decided to pull their team out of the Basingstoke and District Saturday League Premier Division.

Poor closing holes cost Stuart Archibald a high finish

Basingstoke Gazette:

12:18pm Monday 21st July 2014

A POOR finish cost Basingstoke golfer Stuart Archibald several positions in his latest EuroPro Tour event.

Hook and Newnham Basics face tough trip in t20 Plate

Basingstoke Gazette: Matt Love could return for Hook this weekend

10:00am Monday 21st July 2014

HOOK and Newnham Basics have been handed a trip to Southern League Division One leaders New Milton in the semi-finals of the Southern Electric t20 Plate.

Peter Howes' Angling Column

Basingstoke Gazette:

6:00am Monday 21st July 2014

BOWSAW Lake played host to 25 Kennet Ospreys last Sunday where, in a tight contest, Steve Hunt and Andy Leith weighted 70lb a piece.

Swindon v Saints

Basingstoke Gazette: Southampton FC coverage from the Southern Daily Echo

7:21pm Monday 21st July 2014

Welcome to live coverage of Saints' first pre-season friendly of the season.

Lovren on the brink of joining Saints exodus to Anfield

Basingstoke Gazette:

8:33pm Sunday 20th July 2014

DEJAN Lovren could soon become the third Saints player to move to Liverpool this summer.

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