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North-East rowers remain on course for Rio

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:44pm Wednesday 2nd September 2015

KAT COPELAND and Will Fletcher remain on course to claim automatic qualification spots for next year’s Olympics after coming through their respective quarter-finals at the World Rowing Championships.

Paralympic champion confirmed for Great North City Games

Darlington and Stockton Times: Parlympian Jonnie Peacock is patron of Thornbury's Meningitis Research Foundation

9:58am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

PARALYMPIC champion Jonnie Peacock will line up against his arch American rival, Richard Browne, at this month’s Great North City Games on the banks of the River Tyne.

Who were the winners and losers of the transfer window?

Darlington and Stockton Times: File photo dated 25-03-2014 of Manchester United's David de Gea looks dejected during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday July 24, 2015. David de Gea has been left out of the Mancheste

5:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

With the transfer window having closed yesterday, who were this summer's winners and losers?

Karanka delighted with de Pena addition - as Adomah remains on Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times: Goalkeeper David Cornell of Oldham Athletic foils Albert Adomah of Middlesbrough from a goal scoring opportunityduring the capital one first round  Football match between Oldham Athletic and Middlesbrough  at boundry park Oldham     on the  12th Aug  2015

5:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

AITOR KARANKA is confident Carlos de Pena’s experience at the highest level of South American football will enable him to slot straight in at the Riverside following his £1.8m move to Middlesbrough.

Sunderland increase their defensive options with the addition of Yedlin

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

SUNDERLAND successfully added to their defensive options on the final day of the transfer window as they completed a season-long loan deal for Tottenham defender DeAndre Yedlin.

Newcastle hold on to key assets - and target new Austin move in January

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Wednesday 2nd September 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED rejected an approach for Ayoze Perez in order to ensure they retained all of their leading assets on a quiet transfer deadline day at St James’ Park.

QPR set to sign Middlesbrough exile Adomah ahead of transfer deadline

Darlington and Stockton Times: Albert Adomah of Middlesbrough during the  championship Football match between Preston North End and Middlesbrough  at deepdale , preston   on the 9th august 2015 Football League Agreement Number    FLGE/15/16/P5385  Self billing applies where appropriate

5:00am Monday 31st August 2015

QPR are ready to offer Albert Adomah an escape route from the Riverside, with the winger keen to force through a move away from Middlesbrough ahead of tomorrow’s transfer deadline.

Sheff Wed 1 Middlesbrough 3

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:02pm Saturday 29th August 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH broke their Hillsborough hoodoo in emphatic fashion as they claimed their second Championship win of the season courtesy of a 3-1 victory over Sheffield Wednesday.

LIVE: Sheffield Wednesday 1 Middlesbrough 3

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:46am Saturday 29th August 2015

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson reports from Middlesbrough's Championship trip to Hillsborough to face Sheffield Wednesday.

Bootroom Banter: Newcastle vs Arsenal

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG WEEK: Fabricio Coloccini believes Saturday's defeat to Arsenal will provide a wake-up call for Newcastle ahead of their games against Tottenham and Sunderland this week              Photo credit: John Walton/PA Wire

6:39pm Friday 28th August 2015

What are the key talking points ahead of Newcastle's home game with Arsenal?

McClaren: 'This summer's transfer business is only a start'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 29th August 2015

STEVE McCLAREN does not expect to be making any more additions before Tuesday’s transfer deadline, but the Newcastle head coach insists the club have made an excellent start to their 18-month rebuilding project.

McClaren praises Thauvin's 'match-winning talents'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 29th August 2015

STEVE McCLAREN accepts it will take time for Florian Thauvin to adapt to life in the Premier League, but the Newcastle head coach is already confident the Frenchman’s match-changing abilities will form a major part of his side’s attacking threat this season.

McClaren does not expect any Newcastle departures before the window closes

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:36pm Friday 28th August 2015

STEVE McCLAREN does not expect anyone to leave Newcastle United before the transfer window closes, and has insisted the club does not have to sell despite spending almost £50m on new additions this summer.

De Jong determined not to be cast as Newcastle's 'forgotten man'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 27th August 2015

IT is something of a cliché to suggest that a player returning from a long-term injury is “like a new signing”, but in the case of Newcastle United midfielder Siem de Jong, the phrase could hardly be more apt.

Crazy game sees Sunderland come out on top in nine-goal thriller

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:01pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

JUST when you thought things couldn’t get any crazier at Sunderland, they decide to serve up a game like this. Goals galore, disastrous defending and chances aplenty at both ends of the field – and that was just the opening 20 minutes.

Bowman on target again for the Heed

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:38pm Sunday 23rd August 2015

RYAN BOWMAN was on target again as Gateshead displayed their battling qualities to claim a 1-1 draw with Kidderminster Harriers.

Advocaat refuses to give guarantees over future and predicts dire consequences unless major signings arrive

Darlington and Stockton Times: Barclays Premier league match: Sunderland v Norwich City at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (35257797)

5:00am Saturday 22nd August 2015

DICK ADVOCAAT has refused to give any guarantees about his future as Sunderland head coach, and warned the club is destined for another relegation battle unless significant new additions arrive.

Thauvin's Newcastle arrival is welcome - but it raises as many questions as answers

5:00am Friday 21st August 2015

WHEN Mike Ashley broke his silence to reflect on Newcastle’s frantic battle against relegation at the end of last season, he memorably acknowledged the need to “bolt the horse to the cart”. Three months on, and Florian Thauvin’s arrival in a £12m move from Marseille means the Magpies have completed four thoroughbred acquisitions.

Haggas lands dream double on opening day of Ebor Festival

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:20pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

WILLIAM HAGGAS enjoyed a dream start to the Ebor Festival as he claimed two Group race victories within the space of a little over half-an-hour.

Best-laid plans go awry as 50-1 shot Arabian Queen outshines the Derby hero

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:49pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

SOMETIMES, the best-laid plans count for absolutely nothing at all.

Gibson: 'The current Middlesbrough squad is already better than last season's'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 20th August 2015

AITOR KARANKA continues to target another couple of additions in the final 12 days of the transfer window, but even if no one else arrives before the start of next month, Ben Gibson claims the current Middlesbrough squad is already superior to the one that almost clinched promotion last season.

Thauvin on verge of joining Newcastle - as Cabella returns to France

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 19th August 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED are close to completing the signing of French winger Florian Thauvin from Marseille in a £12m deal, with Remy Cabella heading in the opposite direction in an attempt to reignite his career in Ligue 1.

Talking Horses: O'Meara targeting a winning start to the Ebor Festival

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 19th August 2015

DAVID O’MEARA will be double-handed in today’s Fine Equinity Stakes (4.20) as he attempts to record an opening-day success at this year’s Ebor Festival.

Talking Horses: York stages the 'Race of the Summer' as Classic champions go head-to-head

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 19th August 2015

EVERY so often, a race comes along that defines an entire Flat season. This afternoon’s Juddmonte International, the feature contest on the opening day of York’s Welcome to Yorkshire Ebor Festival, promises to be just such a race.

Bowman strikes at the double again in Gateshead win

Darlington and Stockton Times: York City sign striker Ryan Bowman

3:18pm Sunday 16th August 2015

MALCOLM CROSBY admits Gateshead could struggle to hold on to Ryan Bowman after the striker made it four goals for the season in his side’s 2-1 win over Boreham Wood.

Advocaat: 'Don't blame Ellis Short for this mess'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 17th August 2015

DICK ADVOCAAT has urged Sunderland supporters not to blame Ellis Short for the club’s current malaise, but conceded the Black Cats are in the midst of a fully-blown crisis just two games into the season.

Sunderland are already in crisis after their ineptitude plumbs new depths

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 17th August 2015

FOR far too long now, Sunderland have had to become accustomed to turmoil. Even by their own shambolic standards, however, reaching crisis point just two games into the season represents a new low.

Sunderland 1 Norwich City 3

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:57pm Saturday 15th August 2015

SUNDERLAND’S miserable start to the season continued as they slumped to a 3-1 home defeat at the hands of Norwich City.

Newcastle boss hoping for further additions after productive transfer talks

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 15th August 2015

STEVE McCLAREN remains confident of making further additions before the transfer window closes at the start of next month following a series of productive meetings with Mike Ashley and Lee Charnley in the last seven days.

'Shocked' Sunderland boss says it is much too early to be pressing the panic button

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 15th August 2015

DICK ADVOCAAT admits he was “shocked” by just how poorly Sunderland performed at Leicester City last weekend, but has urged the club’s supporters to reserve judgement until the transfer window has closed in just over a fortnight’s time.

Sunderland winger's injury not as bad as first feared

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:53pm Friday 14th August 2015

SUNDERLAND have been boosted by the news that Adam Johnson’s shoulder injury is not as bad as initially feared.

Sunderland's fortunes will be determined by the extent of Short's ambition

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Friday 14th August 2015

THE amount of money a club spends is not a definitive determinant of where they will finish in the league table, but increasingly it can be regarded as a pretty reliable indicator. With that in mind, and even with Fabio Borini and Adnan Januzaj being lined up for loan deals, it is worrying to reflect on Sunderland’s transfer activity since the end of last season.

Newcastle midfielder admits he is at the 'crossroads of his career'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 13th August 2015

SAMMY AMEOBI admits he is at a ‘crossroads’ of his footballing career, and is targeting a 20-goal season on loan at Cardiff City in order to make Newcastle United head coach Steve McClaren take notice of his talents.

Sunderland suffer Johnson injury blow

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:39pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

SUNDERLAND have suffered a major injury blow after Adam Johnson was ruled out for at least two months with a shoulder injury.

The Big Interview: Why a familiar feeling of despair drives Larsson to demand improvement

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 13th August 2015

Sunderland’s season got off to the worst possible start with Saturday’s 4-2 defeat at Leicester City, but events at the King Power Stadium were hardly a radical departure from the norm.

Farah to defend his Great North Run crown

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:29am Wednesday 12th August 2015

MO FARAH will return to the North-East to defend his crown in next month’s Morrisons Great North Run.

Gleneagles set to line up in clash of champions at York

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:15pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

YORK RACECOURSE is set to host the summer’s most eagerly-anticipated Flat contest next week after Aiden O’Brien hinted that Gleneagles could line up against Golden Horn in the Juddmonte International.

Road To Rio: Willmott disappointed despite top-seven showing at Worlds

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 12th August 2015

AIMEE WILLMOTT confirmed her status as one of the leading medley swimmers in the world as she finished seventh in the 400m Individual Medley at the recent World Championships, but the Teessider was disappointed not to have been closer to challenging for a medal.

Anita happy with new role as Newcastle go Dutch

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Tuesday 11th August 2015

VURNON ANITA is delighted with his role in Steve McClaren’s new-look Newcastle United, and is confident the club’s burgeoning Dutch contingent will help ensure a successful season.

Under-pressure York boss criticises his own supporters

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:52pm Sunday 9th August 2015

YORK CITY boss Russ Wilcox criticised his own side’s supporters after they jeered the club’s players from the field in the wake of Saturday’s 3-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers.

Newcastle boss admits he will have to rein in Mitrovic's aggressive streak

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:40pm Sunday 9th August 2015

STEVE McCLAREN admits he will have to rein in Aleksandar Mitrovic’s aggressive streak.

Team News: Mbemba and Coloccini start at the back for Newcastle

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG WEEK: Fabricio Coloccini believes Saturday's defeat to Arsenal will provide a wake-up call for Newcastle ahead of their games against Tottenham and Sunderland this weekPicture: CHRIS BOOTH

12:46pm Sunday 9th August 2015

CHANCEL MBEMBA and Fabricio Coloccini will start alongside each other at the heart of the Newcastle United back four for this afternoon's Premier League opener against Southampton.

Watch Live: Kaboul partners Coates for Sunderland's final pre-season friendly

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:29pm Saturday 1st August 2015

YOUNES KABOUL will make his first Sunderland start alongside Sebastian Coates as the Black Cats round off their pre-season programme with a game at Hannover this afternoon.

COMMENT: Wickham has failed to live up to his potential - so Sunderland are right to sell him

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:49pm Friday 31st July 2015

THE thing with potential is that for it to mean anything at all, eventually it has to be realised. Connor Wickham has spent more than four years at Sunderland and, for the majority of that time, we have been told that his breakthrough in a red-and-white shirt is just around the corner. Now, as many have secretly suspected, we can confidently say that day will never come.

Doncaster Rovers 2 Sunderland 0: Lens sparkles on debut but Black Cats crash to friendly defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:36pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

JEREMAIN LENS impressed on his first Sunderland appearance, but the Black Cats lost 2-0 to League One side Doncaster Rovers.

Team News: Lens makes first Sunderland start at Doncaster

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:57pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

JEREMAIN LENS will make his first appearance in a Sunderland shirt in this evening's pre-season friendly at Doncaster Rovers.

Former world champion Hall starts new chapter of career with Matchroom

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:15pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

STUART HALL will embark on a new chapter in his boxing career on Saturday when he makes his Matchroom debut as part of the ‘Rumble on the Humber’ bill at Hull’s KC Stadium.

10 questions that will be answered during the Premier League season

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Friday 31st July 2015

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson answers ten key questions ahead of the new football season.

When Newcastle were in 'Touching Distance' of greatness

Darlington and Stockton Times: TOUCHING DISTANCE: Robbie Elliott, while under Kevin Keegan's managership at Newcastle United

5:24am Tuesday 28th July 2015

This week sees the release of "Touching Distance", a book that charts the 1995-96 season that proved one of the most dramatic in Newcastle United's history. The book's author, Martin Hardy, explains why he wrote it and publishes an extract containing the thoughts of former Magpies defender Robbie Elliott

Sunderland youngster determined to make senior breakthrough this season

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

TOM BEADLING is determined to ensure that his involvement on Sunderland’s recent tour of North America does not turn out to be his only taste of senior action this season.

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