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Karanka delighted with loan capture of former team-mate

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:02pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

AITOR KARANKA expects his former team-mate, Fernando Amorebieta, to provide a timely boost to Middlesbrough’s promotion push following his arrival on loan.

Gutierrez talks candidly about his cancer battle - and the pain of Newcastle's rejection

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:01pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Five months after completing his treatment for testicular cancer, Jonas Gutierrez has provided his first in-depth discussion about his battle against the illness during an interview with a French television channel. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson dissects his comments

Magpies set for major summer cull

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 25th March 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED are set to launch a major cull of the club’s fringe performers this summer, with more than half-a-dozen players expected to leave St James’ Park.

Falcons sign Scotland international

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:38pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

NEWCASTLE FALCONS have increased their front-row options with the capture of Scotland international loose-head prop Jon Welsh.

Sunderland Ladies ready for clash of champions to start Super League campaign

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:10pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

SUNDERLAND LADIES kick off their maiden season in the women’s top-flight tomorrow, with new head coach Carlton Fairweather expecting the club’s opening fixture to provide an immediate indication of where they stand.

PATH TO PYEONGCHANG: Consett bobsleigh driver enjoys successful step up to senior status

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 25th March 2015

MICA McNEILL is on track to be Britain’s bobsleigh driver at the 2018 Winter Olympics after her first full season as a senior ended with her finishing 14th at the Senior World Championships.

Path to Pyeongchang: Honor gets among the honours at National Ski Championships

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 25th March 2015

IT has been a case of double delight for Honor Clissold at the Delancey British National Alpine Ski Championships this week – but the Richmond teenager is hoping to leave the slopes with at least a hat-trick of medals to her name.

Five things Advocaat has to address before Sunderland head into the Wear-Tyne derby

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

Having had very little time ahead of his opening match as Sunderland head coach, Dick Advocaat has pledged to use the international break to “try a few things” ahead of the Wear-Tyne derby with Newcastle United in 12 days time. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson identifies five issues he needs to address

Perez happy to have been taken out of the firing line - as Newcastle coaching target heads elsewhere

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

AYOZE PEREZ understands why John Carver took him out of the firing line recently, and has vowed to return to the peak of his powers in the final two months of the season.

Boro confident over Bamford's availability as deal for Fulham defender is agreed

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH are confident Patrick Bamford will be available for the crucial Easter double-header with Wigan Athletic and Watford, despite their leading goalscorer being forced to withdraw from the England Under-21 squad yesterday.

Yarm youngster signs new deal with Newcastle Falcons

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG TALENT: Zach Kibirige who will be representing Yarm in the Daily Mail Schools Cup this weekend

5:04pm Monday 23rd March 2015

ZACH KIBIRIGE is hoping to put his injury nightmare behind him after signing a new one-year contract with Newcastle Falcons.

Boro set to sign Fulham centre-half to solve defensive dilemma

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:01pm Monday 23rd March 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH are set to announce the signing of Fulham centre-half Fernando Amorebieta as they attempt to ensure they have adequate defensive cover for the remainder of the season.

Wiggins to start new chapter on Tour de Yorkshire

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:00am Tuesday 24th March 2015

WHEN Sir Bradley Wiggins announced his intention to leave Team Sky at the start of the year, team principal Sir Dave Brailsford hailed him as “one of the most versatile athletes the sport has ever seen.”

Karanka's meticulous methods hailed as the key to Middlesbrough's defensive strength

Darlington and Stockton Times: WE’RE OKAY: Middlesbrough’s George Friend, right, pictured during the defeat to Leeds last weekend, insists the team are not suffering from a dip in form. Picture: Richard Sellers/PA

8:54am Saturday 21st March 2015

TODAY, at Bournemouth’s Goldsands Stadium, the team with the best attacking record in the Championship will take on the side with the best defence.

North Yorkshire diver produces career-best performance

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:34pm Friday 20th March 2015

NORTH YORKSHIRE diver Jack Laugher recorded the best result of his career when he claimed his maiden Diving World Series title in Dubai.

Johnson set to return for Sunderland as Watmore is promoted to senior squad

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Saturday 21st March 2015

ADAM JOHNSON is set to return to the Sunderland squad for the first time since his arrest for alleged sexual activity with a minor when the Black Cats travel to West Ham United this afternoon.

Advocaat ready to lay down the law to his Sunderland squad

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Saturday 21st March 2015

DICK ADVOCAAT has warned Sunderland’s players to expect an explosive reaction if they do not adhere to his instructions between now and the end of the season.

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: A business-like introduction as Advocaat's seriousness reflects Sunderland's plight

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Saturday 21st March 2015

Sunderland’s new head coach, Dick Advocaat, conducted his first press conference since replacing Gus Poyet yesterday. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson was at the Academy of Light to watch things unfold

Poyet defends his time in charge of Sunderland

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:42pm Friday 20th March 2015

GUS POYET has issued a statement defending his 15-month tenure in charge of Sunderland, and expressing his "pride" at his achievements with the Black Cats.

Advocaat confirms Johnson will be considered for selection for Sunderland's trip to West Ham

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:40am Friday 20th March 2015

NEW Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat has confirmed that Adam Johnson will be considered for selection for tomorrow’s game at West Ham.

Scott Wilson Column: The manager changes, but can Sunderland improve if the players remain the same?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Friday 20th March 2015

MOST people tend to agree that one of the key problems at Sunderland in the last few years has been the lack of any stability.

Newcastle closing in on African transfer target

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Thursday 19th March 2015

NEWCASTLE officials are hoping to make Marseille winger Andre Ayew their first signing of the summer, and are attempting to push through a deal before the end of the current campaign.

Durham duo named in England Test squad

Darlington and Stockton Times: FIVEFER: Durham’s Mark Wood bagged a five-wicket haul against Somerset this week

12:11pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

DURHAM duo Mark Wood and Ben Stokes have been named in England's Test squad for the forthcoming series in the West Indies.

Bamford: 'We can't afford to throw this away now'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Thursday 19th March 2015

PATRICK BAMFORD has expressed satisfaction at Middlesbrough’s six-point haul from this week’s games against Ipswich and Derby, but warned his team-mates the wins will count for nothing if they do not round things off with another positive performance at Bournemouth this weekend.

Match Ratings: Derby County 0 Middlesbrough 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:57pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

How did the players fare in Middlesbrough's 1-0 win at Derby County?

Karanka hails "massive moment" in promotion race

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:40am Wednesday 18th March 2015

A JUBILANT Aitor Karanka last night hailed a “massive moment” in the promotion race as Middlesbrough moved back into a top-two position with a 1-0 win at Derby County.

Match Report: Derby County 0 Middlesbrough 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:44pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

IN years to come, perhaps Middlesbrough supporters will celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day with the same relish normally reserved for those with ties to Ireland. After yesterday, however, they will be toasting Patrick Bamford – the patron saint of promotion.

ROAD TO RIO: County Durham gymnast eyeing Rio Olympics after claiming national title

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 18th March 2015

LAST summer, Amy Tinkler was watching on television as her friend and fellow gymnast Claudia Fragapane became only the fourth English competitor in history to win four gold medals at a single Commonwealth Games.

The highs and lows of Poyet's Stadium of Light reign

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

GUS POYET’s 17-month reign as Sunderland manager came to an end yesterday. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson charts the highs and lows of his time at the Stadium of Light.

Richards signs new contract to commit himself to Newcastle Falcons

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:50pm Monday 16th March 2015

DEAN RICHARDS has removed any speculation about his future by signing a new three-year contract that will see him remain as Newcastle Falcons’ director of rugby until June 2018.

Changing Poyet is fine - but Sunderland's problem run much deeper than that

Darlington and Stockton Times: Better: Sunderland boss Gus Poyet had to settle for a point

7:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

HERE we go again, then. For the fourth year in succession, Sunderland will finish the season with a different manager than when they started it. Yet while the identity of the man in charge changes with alarming regularity, the numbing sense of stagnation and interminable underachievement remains.

Janmaat ready to plug Newcastle's centre-half gap - even though he's never played there before

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

DARYL JANMAAT is ready to plug Newcastle United’s central-defensive hole in the next three games – even though he has never played in the position for a full 90 minutes.

Sunderland sack manager Gus Poyet with club one point above relegation zone

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:36pm Monday 16th March 2015

SUNDERLAND have confirmed Gus Poyet's departure as head coach, with Dick Advocaat the strong favourite to replace him on a short-term basis.

Five possible replacements for Gus Poyet that the Sunderland board may be considering

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:36am Monday 16th March 2015

With Gus Poyet’s position as Sunderland head coach hanging by a thread, the club are considering what to do next if he is dismissed.

Falcons centre signs contract extension

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:45am Monday 16th March 2015

NEWCASTLE FALCONS have tied down another of their key men with centre Juan Pablo Socino having agreed a contract extension to the end of the 2017-18 season.

Poyet takes charge of training - but remains on the brink after crisis meeting

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:50am Monday 16th March 2015

GUS POYET will discover his fate within the next 24 hours after Sunderland's boardroom powerbrokers held a crisis meeting last night to discuss the future of the club's embattled head coach.

Match Ratings: Everton 3 Newcastle United 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:33pm Sunday 15th March 2015

How did the players fare in Newcastle's 3-0 defeat at Everton?

Coloccini out of Sunderland game as Carver considers a red-card appeal

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:30am Monday 16th March 2015

FABRICIO COLOCCINI will miss next month’s Wear-Tyne derby following his dismissal in Newcastle United’s 3-0 defeat to Everton, with manager John Carver admitting there is no ‘magic solution’ to his side’s mounting defensive crisis.

Match Analysis: Everton 3 Newcastle United 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:53pm Sunday 15th March 2015

SO much for there not being any solidarity in North-East football. On a weekend that saw Sunderland plumb almost unimaginable depths of ineptitude on Saturday afternoon, Newcastle United had the good grace to try to match their neighbours for incompetence 24 hours later.

Perez and Cabella both miss out for Magpies

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:10pm Sunday 15th March 2015

JOHN CARVER has made two changes for Newcastle United's game at Everton this afternoon - but neither Remy Cabella nor Ayoze Perez features in the starting line-up.

Newcastle goalkeeper leaves Tyneside

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:32pm Friday 13th March 2015

JAK ALNWICK has almost certainly played his final game for Newcastle United after joining Bradford City on loan for the remainder of the season.

Carver sympathetic to Everton's European concerns

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Saturday 14th March 2015

JOHN CARVER will attempt to pile more post-European misery on Everton boss Roberto Martinez tomorrow, but the Newcastle head coach feels sympathy for his compatriot at Goodison Park and his coaching staff.

Poyet still scratching his head over Sunderland's attacking dilemma

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Saturday 14th March 2015

IN his first press conference following Jermain Defoe’s arrival from Toronto FC, Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet expressed confidence that the signing of the former England international would enable the club’s other strikers to “raise their game”.

Poyet seeking fresh focus after a chaotic spell for Sunderland

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Saturday 14th March 2015

GUS POYET has challenged his Sunderland players to forget about the chaos that has engulfed the club in the last fortnight, and concentrate on the remaining ten matches that will decide the battle for Premier League survival.

Press Conference Update: Cabella back in Newcastle squad at Everton

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:57pm Friday 13th March 2015

REMY CABELLA will return to the Newcastle United squad as they take on Everton at Goodison Park on Sunday.

Press Conference Update: Poyet to challenge FA charge at hearing next week

Darlington and Stockton Times: HUMBER RUMBLE: Hull City manager Steve Bruce  shouts towards Sunderland manager Gus Poyet as Poyet is sent to the stands off by referee Mike Dean during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium

3:41pm Friday 13th March 2015

GUS POYET will formally appeal against a Football Association charge of improper conduct at a hearing next week.

McCarthy admits Middlesbrough game is make or break for Ipswich

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:45am Friday 13th March 2015

MICK McCARTHY admits Ipswich Town can forget about an automatic promotion position if they lose to promotion rivals Middlesbrough tomorrow lunchtime.

Karanka confident as Middlesbrough kick off a critical seven-day spell

Darlington and Stockton Times: PROUD: Aitor Karanka is happy with Middlesbrough's progress after claiming the club has spent "nothing" in comparison to their promotion rivals			Picture: JACK PHILLIPS/CAMERASPORT

7:00am Saturday 14th March 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH embark on a seven-day spell that could make or break their promotion push later today, but Aitor Karanka claims there was more pressure when his players were battling against relegation last season.

McCoy tribute dinner planned for Newcastle

Darlington and Stockton Times: File photo dated 08-02-2015 of Jockey Tony McCoy. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Friday February 27, 2015. Tony McCoy has revealed it is extremely doubtful he will hang up his saddle at the Cheltenham Festival. See PA story RACING McCoy. Photo credi

3:23pm Sunday 8th March 2015

RACING legend AP McCoy will be on Tyneside this summer to headline a tribute dinner that is being held to honour his career.

Sunderland winger admits to "ordeal"

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 9th March 2015

EMANUELE GIACCHERINI does not expect to play again this season, and admits the last 12 months have been an “ordeal”.

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