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New North-East football show set to start

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:03pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

NORTH-EAST television station, Made In Tyne & Wear, is screening the first of a new six-part series tomorrow looking at some of the most interesting football stories from last season.

Cisse outlines commitment to Newcastle as Dost is urged to reject Magpies move

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 24th June 2015

PAPISS CISSE has underlined his continued commitment to Newcastle United after Wolfsburg head coach, Dieter Hecking, urged leading Magpies transfer target Bas Dost to reject a move to St James’ Park.

Talking Horses: End of an era as Newcastle stages the final Northumberland Plate on turf

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 24th June 2015

FOR some, it is a wilful abandonment of almost two centuries of tradition. For others, it represents a willingness to move with the times and head in a different direction in order to safeguard the future of the North-East’s premier racing venue. Either way, when Newcastle Racecourse stages the final Northumberland Plate to be run on turf on Saturday, opinion will be well and truly divided.

Bronze revels in golden goal for England

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:04am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

LUCY BRONZE was "ecstatic" she had finally listened to training-ground prompts after smashing home the goal that sent England through to the quarter-finals of the 2015 World Cup.

North-East duo fire England Women into World Cup quarter-final with 2-1 win over Norway

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:10am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

NORTH-EAST duo Steph Houghton and Lucy Bronze were England's match-winners as they came from behind to beat Norway and make the World Cup quarter-finals.

Newcastle to stage England netball international

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tracey Neville

12:30pm Monday 22nd June 2015

ENGLAND’S netball stars will play in the North-East next month as the build up to this summer’s World Cup gathers pace.

Vossen opens door to Celtic move as Middlesbrough's interest wanes

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 22nd June 2015

JELLE VOSSEN will hold talks with Genk officials ahead of the start of pre-season training this week, having opened the door to a possible move to Celtic ahead of Middlesbrough.

Newcastle suffer triple transfer blow - and backroom team setback

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 22nd June 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED’S hopes of making an early transfer breakthrough have been thwarted after they encountered difficulties in moves for all three of their leading attacking targets.

Stockton sprinter claims European relay victory

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:15am Sunday 21st June 2015

RICHARD KILTY achieved a notable double at the European Team Athletics Championships in Russia, claiming a relay victory in the 4x100m and a second-placed finish in the individual 100m event.

Drinkhall narrowly misses out on European Games medal

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:22pm Friday 19th June 2015

PAUL DRINKHALL was keen to accentuate the positives despite narrowly missing out on a medal at the European Games in Baku.

O'Meara is the star of the show as Amazing Maria springs a surprise

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:05pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

NORTH YORKSHIRE’S David O’Meara added to his burgeoning reputation as 25-1 shot Amazing Maria handed him his second Royal Ascot victory with a surprise success in the Duke of Cambridge Stakes.

Visa rule change forces Durham Wildcats to leave BBL

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE COURT: Durham Wildcats players, pictured in BBL action against Worcester Wolves

2:19pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

A LEGAL ruling over the use of overseas players has forced a North-East basketball team to withdraw from the national league.

2015/16 fixtures announced for Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough and Hartlepool

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:30pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

THE fixtures for the 2015-16 season will be available on The Northern Echo website from 9am today.

New Gateshead boss hoping to set up loan deals with Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Tuesday 9th June 2015

MALCOLM CROSBY is hoping to make loan signings from all three major North-East clubs as he looks to guide Gateshead back to the Football League.

Tait signs new deal with Leicester

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:53am Tuesday 2nd June 2015

COUNTY DURHAM full-back Mathew Tait has agreed a new contract with Aviva Premiership side Leicester Tigers.

North-East rowers celebrate European Championship gold

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:56pm Sunday 31st May 2015

KAT COPELAND and Nathaniel Reilly-O’Donnell added a European title to their lengthening list of rowing achievements as the British team celebrated a remarkable medal haul on the final day of the European Championships in Poland.

Carver: 'Giving the players some time off was better than reading the riot act'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 21st May 2015

JOHN CARVER has defended his decision to give his under-performing Newcastle United players a two-day break in the wake of last weekend’s damaging defeat at QPR, and claimed it would have been counter-productive to read the riot act ahead of Sunday’s relegation decider against West Ham.

Under-pressure Newcastle boss declares: 'I was right to attend charity golf day'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:55am Wednesday 20th May 2015

JOHN CARVER has launched a staunch defence of his presence at a charity golf day on Monday, claiming it had absolutely no impact on Newcastle United’s preparations for Sunday’s relegation decider against West Ham.

Rowers take to the water on Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:52pm Monday 18th May 2015

FRESH from celebrating the most successful year in their history, Tees Rowing Club staged the annual Tees Regatta on Saturday.

Wickham: 'Facing Arsenal and Chelsea could play into our hands'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 18th May 2015

IT looks a daunting final week on paper, but Connor Wickham feels successive away games against Arsenal and Chelsea will play to Sunderland’s strengths as they attempt to claim the point they need to guarantee their Premier League safety.

Middlesbrough to face Norwich in play-off final

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:18pm Saturday 16th May 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH will face Norwich City in the Championship play-off final at Wembley on Monday, May 25.

MIDDLESBROUGH 3 BRENTFORD 0 (Middlesbrough win 5-1 on aggregate)

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:47pm Friday 15th May 2015

THERE have been some magic moments for Middlesbrough in the last two decades, from Carling Cup triumphs to Europa League final defeats, but in terms of importance, nothing can match the game that the Teessiders can now look forward to a week on Monday.

Arsenal star accuses Sunderland Ladies defender of 'deliberately trying to hurt her'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Kelly Smith returned to Arsenal for a third stint in 2012. Picture: Action Images

6:25pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

FORMER England international Kelly Smith has accused Sunderland Ladies defender Abby Holmes of deliberately attempting to injure her in a tackle.

Stockton table tennis star wins national title

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:45pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

KARINA Le Fevre is the Table Tennis Grand Prix series champion for the third year running.

Sunderland ready to move for long-term transfer target

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 13th May 2015

SUNDERLAND will attempt to sign long-term defensive target Virgil van Dijk this summer if they successfully retain their Premier League status in the next two games.

Newcastle Eagles complete trophy clean sweep

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:47pm Sunday 10th May 2015

NEWCASTLE EAGLES cemented their status as the most successful sports team in the North-East as they completed a second trophy clean sweep in the space of four years by winning the BBL Play-Off final at the O2 Arena in London.

Clayton urges Boro not to adopt safety-first approach in second leg

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 11th May 2015

THEY might be defending a one-goal advantage after Friday’s dramatic victory at Brentford, but Adam Clayton has urged his Middlesbrough team-mates to adopt an attacking approach from the outset when they play the second leg of their play-off semi-final at the Riverside.

Match Ratings: Newcastle United 1 West Brom 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:31am Sunday 10th May 2015

How did the players fare in Newcastle's 1-1 draw with West Brom?

Pulis: 'Carver will get Newcastle job on full-time basis'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:00am Monday 11th May 2015

TONY PULIS expects the Newcastle United hierarchy to hand John Carver the head coach role on a permanent basis this summer.

Cisse determined to play prominent role in final two games

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 11th May 2015

HAVING returned from a seven-match exile with a 22-minute substitute appearance at the weekend, Papiss Cisse is hoping to play a much more prominent role in Newcastle’s final two games of the season.

Match Report: Newcastle United 1 West Brom 1

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:57pm Saturday 9th May 2015

NEWCASTLE claimed a precious point to aid their Premier League survival battle as they finally ended a club-record sequence of eight successive defeats.

Middlesbrough boss ready for 'biggest week of his career'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough's manager Aitor Karanka during the Sky Bet Championship match at The Riverside, Middlesbrough. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 14, 2015. See PA Story SOCCER Middlesbrough. Photo credit should read: Richard Sellers/PA Wi

5:00am Friday 8th May 2015

HE has been involved in Champions League finals and La Liga title deciders during his time as assistant manager at Real Madrid, but as he prepares to lead Middlesbrough into the first leg of their play-off semi-final at Brentford tonight, Aitor Karanka admits he is embarking on the biggest week of his career.

London calling as Boro head into the capital ahead of play-off game

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Friday 8th May 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH staged a pre-match press conference with a difference last night as they jetted straight into London from their training break in Spain. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson was in the capital to speak to Aitor Karanka ahead of tonight’s play-off opener with Brentford

De Jong out of Newcastle's relegation battle with West Brom - and Dummett still a major doubt

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:15pm Thursday 7th May 2015

PAUL DUMMETT remains a major injury doubt for Newcastle’s crucial relegation clash with West Brom – and Siem de Jong has already been ruled out of Saturday’s home game with the Baggies.

Brown returns with Sunderland Reserves

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW DEAL? Sunderland defender Wes Brown  		Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

9:33pm Monday 4th May 2015

WES BROWN played for the opening 45 minutes as Sunderland’s development side claimed a 1-0 win over Everton in front of a watching Dick Advocaat.

It's Carry on Carver as McClaren rejects Magpies move

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Tuesday 5th May 2015

JOHN CARVER will remain as Newcastle United’s head coach until the end of the season after a dramatic day that saw Steve McClaren rule out the possibility of taking over for the final three matches.

Who is to blame for the mess at Newcastle?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:21pm Monday 4th May 2015

With Newcastle United having racked up a club-record eight successive defeats in all competitions, relegation is now a distinct possibility despite the Magpies having been in the top half of the table as recently as mid-January. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson looks at who is responsible for the radical decline

Newcastle set to approach McClaren - but Carver won't be walking away

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Monday 4th May 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED are set to make an SOS call to Steve McClaren after John Carver conceded the club’s players may have “stopped listening” to him in the wake of Saturday’s calamitous 3-0 defeat at Leicester City.

Williamson denies getting sent off on purpose

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:36pm Sunday 3rd May 2015

MIKE WILLIAMSON has denied John Carver's accusation that deliberately got himself sent off in Newcastle United's 3-0 defeat at Leicester City.

Advocaat: 'Blame me if we go down'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 2nd May 2015

HE might only have taken over from Gus Poyet six weeks ago, but Dick Advocaat will be assuming full responsibility for Sunderland’s plight if he is unable to keep the club in the Premier League.

Darlington make play-off final as Dowson strikes at the death against Spennymoor

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 30th April 2015

DAVID DOWSON’S 89th-minute winner sent Darlington through to the Evo-Stik First Division play-off final as they edged a pulsating semi-final encounter with Spennymoor.

Jones delivers a defiant message as he plots a second Sunderland escape

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 30th April 2015

BILLY JONES has delivered a message to the growing number of people who have been tipping Sunderland for relegation: “Write us off at your peril.”

Newcastle forward sounds a warning over his fitness levels

Darlington and Stockton Times: Siem de Jong Newcastle United-2.jpg

7:00am Thursday 30th April 2015

SIEM DE JONG has warned he is unlikely to be back at full fitness by the time Newcastle United take on Leicester City in Saturday’s crucial relegation encounter.

How do Middlesbrough's potential play-off rivals shape up?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Thursday 30th April 2015

By around 2pm on Saturday, Middlesbrough will know the identity of their opponents in the play-off semi-finals. With a game against Norwich City impossible because of the two clubs’ points totals, Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson looks at the four sides that could line up against the Teessiders

De Jong steps up fitness in heavy Newcastle reserves defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times: Recovering: Newcastle United's Siem de Jong, pictured after signing last summer, has had surgery

5:39pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

SIEM DE JONG completed his first full 90 minutes since suffering a collapsed lung yesterday afternoon, but the Dutch international was unable to prevent Newcastle’s development team crashing to a 4-0 defeat at Derby County.

Is history repeating itself as Newcastle's relegation worries intensify?

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:46pm Tuesday 28th April 2015

With Newcastle United now just five points clear of the relegation zone, comparisons are being drawn with the ill-fated 2008-09 campaign that ended with the club dropping into the Championship. As Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson explains, there are some stark similarities between the two seasons

TALKING HORSES: Waggott carves out stable career from humble beginnings

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Wednesday 29th April 2015

WHEN Tracy Waggott settles down on a night in her home near Spennymoor, she turns to the television screen on the wall opposite her sofa.

Women's Tour de Yorkshire attracts strong field

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:43pm Thursday 23rd April 2015

OLYMPIC gold medallist Joanna Rowsell and Paralympic champion Dame Sarah Storey will be two of the leading lights in the inaugural Women’s Tour de Yorkshire, which will take place next month.

End-of-season excitement is par for the course for Middlesbrough goalkeeper

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 25th April 2015

IT promises to be a thrilling end to the season for everyone involved with Middlesbrough, but for goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos, such end-of-term excitement is nothing new.

Karanka: 'Winning promotion with Middlesbrough would trump anything I achieved at Real Madrid'

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:00am Saturday 25th April 2015

DURING his three-year spell as the assistant manager at Real Madrid, Aitor Karanka won a La Liga title, a Copa del Rey and helped his side qualify for the semi-finals of the Champions League for three seasons in a row.

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