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Commonwealth Games: North-East clean sweep in table tennis mixed doubles

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:22pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ENGLAND’S strong table tennis form continued in Glasgow this morning as all three of the region’s players made it through the first round of the mixed doubles competition.

Hartlepool boxer happy to have got Commonwealth campaign underway

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SAVANNAH Marshall’s pursuit of a Commonwealth Games medal finally got underway on Tuesday night – and not soon enough after she revealed the level of her boredom after a first-round win.

Weightman claims a superb Commonwealth silver on a landmark night for North-East athletics

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:49pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

LAURA WEIGHTMAN announced her arrival at the top table of world athletics in style this evening as she claimed a superb Commonwealth Games silver medal in the final of the 1,500m.

Shildon runner claims superb fourth place in Commonwealth Games final

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

SHILDON'S Kate Avery claimed an excellent fourth-place finish as she made her major championships debut in the 10,000m final at the Commonwealth Games.

Newcastle to seek Remy assurances before making a move

Darlington and Stockton Times: Loic Remy's loan deal at Newcastle finishes at the end of the season. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED will seek firm assurances about Loic Remy’s long-term commitment to the club before lodging a formal offer for the want-away QPR striker.

Falcons name strong line-up for Premiership 7s in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: BREAKTHROUGH: Newcastle Falcons’ Tom Catterick looks for a breakthrough against Bristol

3:59pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS will field a strong line-up as they look to defend their unbeaten group-stage record in Saturday’s Premiership Rugby 7s tournament at The Northern Echo Arena.

Tomlinson ready to battle his body as well as his opponents in Commonwealth Games final

Darlington and Stockton Times: MAKING HIS MARK: Chris Tomlinson will be back in Stratford in July

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ANOTHER major championship, another final where Chris Tomlinson will be battling against his body as much as his opponents in the long jump pit.

Commonwealth Games: Freestyle proves an event too far for Willmott

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:49pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AIMEE WILLMOTT'S superb Commonwealth Games came to a somewhat disappointing end this morning as she failed to qualify for the final of the 400m freestyle.

Teesside para-sport star qualifies for Commonwealth Games 1,500m final

Darlington and Stockton Times: GLASGOW GOLD? Jade Jones

11:46am Tuesday 29th July 2014

JADE JONES will compete in the final of the Commonwealth Games 1,500m T54 event on Thursday night after successfully making it through this morning's qualifying round.

Middlesbrough's Tomlinson safely into Commonwealth long jump final

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:21am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CHRIS TOMLINSON needed just one jump to book his place in the Commonwealth Games long jump final this morning.

Commonwealth Games: More Jamaican sprinting joy as Gemili claims breakthrough silver medal

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:39pm Monday 28th July 2014

WHO needs Usain Bolt? The king of Jamaican sprinting might be restricting his involvement to the relay at the Commonwealth Games, but his compatriot, Kemar Bailey-Cole, ensured he would not be too badly missed as he powered to victory in last night’s 100m final.

Middlesbrough swimmer Willmott claims second Commonwealth Games silver

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:51pm Monday 28th July 2014

AIMEE WILLMOTT claimed her second Commonwealth Games silver medal this evening as she finished second in the final of the 200m butterfly in Glasgow.

Harrogate swimmer claims Commonwealth gold

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:46pm Monday 28th July 2014

HARROGATE'S Sophie Taylor claimed the biggest win of her career as she won a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the final of the 100m breaststroke.

Commonwealth Games: Stockton sprinter fails to make 100m final

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

RICHARD KILTY's hopes of a Commonwealth Games 100m medal disappeared as he failed to progress from tonight's semi-finals at Hampden Park.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough): Tuesday, July 29

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson rounds up the latest transfer stories involving Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough

Commonwealth Games: Drinkhall adds to his medal haul - but is desperate to make sure his next one is gold

Darlington and Stockton Times: FOCUS: Drinkhall in action at London 2012

4:43pm Monday 28th July 2014

ACCORDING to Judy Murray, her son, Andy’s, love of tennis was partly inspired by playing table tennis on the kitchen table with shortbread tin lids and a net fashioned from cereal boxes.

Commonwealth Games: Dixon's despair highlights what pulling on an England vest really means

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:19am Monday 28th July 2014

AS well as creating tales of triumph, the Commonwealth Games has also served up stories of despair. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson caught up with Sunderland distance runner Alyson Dixon after her dreams of Glasgow glory disappeared at the weekend

Glasgow Games set to for victory over cliches

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:02am Monday 28th July 2014

THE jokes started almost as soon as Glasgow was awarded the 2014 Commonwealth Games. ‘The shooting will probably be in the Gorbals, the fencing will involve moving on stolen tellies and the wrestling will be outside any city centre pub just before midnight on a Saturday night’.

Willmott narrowly misses out on second medal as Miley is smiling again

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:37pm Sunday 27th July 2014

THEY might be Great Britain team-mates, but it’s safe to assume Hannah Miley will not be on Aimee Willmott’s Christmas card list this year.

Sunderland heavyweight through to Commonwealth quarter-finals

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:56pm Sunday 27th July 2014

SUNDERLAND heavyweight Warren Baister edged a close contest to progress to the quarter-finals of the Commonwealth Games this afternoon.

Kilty through to Commonwealth semi-finals - but admits an improvement is required

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:20pm Sunday 27th July 2014

ONE race down, two more to go. Richard Kilty’s debut at a major outdoors championship is up and running, but the ‘Teesside Tornado’ freely admits he will have to step up his performance tomorrow if he is to blow the opposition away.

Sunderland bowler suffers narrow quarter-final defeat at Commonwealths

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:22am Sunday 27th July 2014

STUART AIREY thinks Saturday’s dramatic last-end defeat to Wales underlines just how tight the margins are in the Commonwealth Games lawn bowls tournament.

Weightman determined to kick on ahead of Commonwealth 1,500m opener

Darlington and Stockton Times: WORLD CALL: Laura Weightman

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

IT has already been a good year for North-East middle-distance runner Laura Weightman – now she wants to make it a great one by winning a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

Birtley boxer crashes out of Commonwealths in opening bout

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:40pm Saturday 26th July 2014

PAT McCORMACK admits he is struggling to come up with an explanation for the below-par display that saw him crash out of the Commonwealth Games boxing tournament at the very first hurdle this afternoon.

Willmott helps England team into Commonwealth relay final

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:29pm Saturday 26th July 2014

AIMEE WILLMOTT will swim for her second medal of the Commonwealth Games this evening after helping England's 4x200m freestyle team successfully qualify for the final.

Boro set to confirm signing of Doncaster full-back

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:09am Saturday 26th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH are set to confirm the £500,000 signing of Doncaster Rovers left-back James Husband.

Hartlepool's Lowe disappointed with failure to win Commonwealth butterfly medal

Darlington and Stockton Times: Jemma Lowe

9:49pm Friday 25th July 2014

A FRANK Jemma Lowe admitted the 100m butterfly has started to move on without her after she could only finish sixth in this evening's Commonwealth Games final.

South Shields judo star wins Commonwealth gold medal for Scotland

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:35pm Friday 25th July 2014

SARAH CLARK signed off her judo career in style as she claimed a gold medal for Scotland in her final international tournament before retirement.

North Yorkshire squash star makes it into Commonwealth quarter-finals

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00pm Friday 25th July 2014

JENNY DUNCALF will be out for revenge when she takes on Malaysian Nicole David in the quarter-finals of the women's singles squash tournament at the Commonwealth Games.

Drinkhall satisfied as England's table tennis team progresses

Darlington and Stockton Times: Action includes the North East's Aimee Willmott in action in the pool and Paul Drinkhall in table tennis.

12:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

PAUL DRINKHALL has expressed his satisfaction after England's men's table tennis team progressed to the quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games without dropping a set.

Sibling rivalry drives North-East boxer to the brink of Commonwealth Games success

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

EARLIER this year, North-East boxer Pat McCormack was forced to alter his preparations for the Commonwealth Games when his trainers stepped in. After one brawl too many, the Birtley Boxing Club prodigy was banned from fighting his brother.

Saturday Spotlight: Stockton sprinter Kilty still coming to terms with his world champion status

Darlington and Stockton Times: GLASGOW BOUND: Richard Kilty will compete for England in the 100m and 4x100m relay at this summer's Commonwealth Games

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

Having won the World Indoor Championships earlier this year, Richard Kilty will be one of the most high-profile performers when the Commonwealth Games 100m gets under way tomorrow. But as Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson learned when he met the Teessider, things have not gone to plan since he claimed the world title

Bowled over at the Commonwealth Games

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Saturday 26th July 2014

THERE’S nothing like some fast and furious sporting action to get the juices flowing at 9am on a Friday morning - and some might say that the sight of the Jersey triples bowls team taking on the Norfolk Islands in a leafy Glasgow suburb is nothing like some fast and furious sporting action. I suspect the portly spectator desperately wrestling with the Times cryptic crossword about six feet from the action would probably have agreed.

Harrogate squash star happy with Commonwealth experience

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HARROGATE’S James Willstrop praised the Glasgow crowds after enjoying a double success on the opening day of the men’s singles squash tournament.

Willmott admits to mixed emotions after winning Commonwealth Games silver

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AIMEE WILLMOTT admitted to mixed emotions as she claimed the biggest success of her swimming career by claiming a silver medal on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Commonwealth Games Live: Thursday, July 24 (evening session)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson provides live coverage as Teesside swimmer Aimee Willmott goes for gold at the Commonwealth Games

Drinkhall admits there is room for improvement after England win opening table tennis game

Darlington and Stockton Times: Action includes the North East's Aimee Willmott in action in the pool and Paul Drinkhall in table tennis.

3:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PAUL DRINKHALL admits England's men's table tennis team were not at their best as they won their opening Commonwealth Games fixture against Jamaica - but the North-Easterner expects to see major improvements as the tournament goes on.

Scott Wilson Column: It's time for the North-East to bid to stage the Commonwealth Games

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

I’VE been in Glasgow for a couple of days now, and it’s already clear that this is a city determined to enjoy itself.

Hartlepool's Lowe happy with Commonwealth Games qualifying swim

Darlington and Stockton Times: EXPERIENCED HEAD: Hartlepool’s Jemma Lowe helped Great Britain to a sixth place finish in the women’s team medley at the World Championsips

12:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HARTLEPOOL'S Jemma Lowe was satisfied with her performance as she qualified for this evening's semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games 100m butterfly as the fourth-fastest swimmer.

Middlesbrough swimmer Willmott makes Commonwealth Games final

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:14am Thursday 24th July 2014

AIMEE WILLMOTT is targeting a Commonwealth Games gold medal after qualifying for this evening's 400m Individual Medley final with an accomplished performance on the opening morning of competition in Glasgow.

Commonwealth Games Live Blog: Thursday, July 24 (am)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:14am Thursday 24th July 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson provides live coverage from the opening morning of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Postcard from Glasgow

Darlington and Stockton Times: GLASGOW VISIT: The Prince of Wales meets members of the Wales badminton team during a visit to the Emirates Arena and the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, in Glasgow, Scotland ahead of the opening ceremony at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Picture: Dominic L

6:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

As the country gears up for the Commonwealth Games, chief sports writer Scott Wilson looks at the history of the institution and its pros and cons

Commonwealth Games: Shildon runner is late addition to England's athletics squad for Glasgow

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SHILDON’S Kate Avery has received a late call-up to the English athletics team for the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Drinkhall determined to add to his Commonwealth medal haul in Glasgow

Darlington and Stockton Times: Action includes the North East's Aimee Willmott in action in the pool and Paul Drinkhall in table tennis.

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

PAUL DRINKHALL will compete in four events at the Commonwealth Games – and the Loftus table tennis star is targeting a medal in every one of them.

Commonwealth Games: North-East swimming star determined to silence the opening-day Scottish crowds

Darlington and Stockton Times: Aimee Willmott from Middlesbrough who will be talking about mixing her top class swimming with her studies at Teesside Univerisity on Tuesday, September 24

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

IT has been billed as the biggest night in Scottish sport, but Teesside swimmer Aimee Willmott is determined to ruin the host nation’s party on the opening evening of competition at the Commonwealth Games.

Region's sporting stars going for gold at Commonwealth Games

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN FORM: Aimee Willmott warmed up for the Commonwealth Games by claiming a clutch of medals at the recent Mare Nostrum series in France and Spain

5:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IN total, 19 competitors from the North-East and North Yorkshire will be competing in the Commonwealths, and Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson assesses their medal prospects.

Sunderland target Borini flies to America for Liverpool's pre-season tour

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:44pm Sunday 20th July 2014

FABIO BORINI has flown to Boston with the rest of Liverpool's squad for a pre-season tour despite Sunderland agreeing a £14m fee for his services on Friday night.

Boro's pre-season ball work paying dividends

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pondering: Aitor Karanka is thinking of new signings

1:15pm Sunday 20th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH’S players have seen plenty of the ball this pre-season – and George Friend feels the effects are already clear to see.

Poyet: 'Players will be leaving this summer'

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN DEMAND:? Gus Poyet

11:36am Sunday 20th July 2014

GUSTAVO POYET has confirmed that a number of Sunderland's fringe players will be leaving the club this summer.

Poyet confirms Borini deal with Liverpool

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN DEMAND: Sunderland would like to re-sign Fabio Borini on a permanent basis this summer

11:28am Sunday 20th July 2014

GUSTAVO POYET has confirmed that  Liverpool have accepted Sunderland's £14m offer for Fabio Borini - and expressed a hope that he will be able to discuss personal terms with the striker as quickly as possible.

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