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English Senior Open: Cesar Monasterio crowned champion at Rockliffe Hall

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:57pm Sunday 24th August 2014

CESAR Monasterio has clinched the English Senior Open title at Rockliffe Hall.

English Senior Open: Harrison makes his move as Cesar gets going

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:14pm Sunday 24th August 2014

MATFEN HALL’S John Harrison has made a charge up the leaderboard on the final day of the English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall.

English Senior Open: Hail Cesar! Argentine equals course record to lead the way

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:21pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CESAR Monasterio found the magic touch to climb clear of the rest during a blistering second round at the English Senior Open today – and he equalled the course record in the process.

English Senior Open: Woosnam woos Rockliffe with wonderful performance

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:51pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

IAN WOOSNAM came within a shot of equalling the course record at Rockliffe Hall today before claiming he should have obliterated the current best held by reigning English Senior Open champion Steen Tinning.

English Senior Open: Roger Roper returns decent score as Woosnam makes his move

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:34am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ROGER Roper is the first North-East golfer back in the clubhouse at the English Senior Open. The Rockliffe Hall pro made a huge improvement on yesterday's opening 77 to turn in a one-under 71 today.

Friend signs new Boro deal

Darlington and Stockton Times: OUT? George Friend has suffered further frustration on the injury front

7:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

GEORGE Friend has signed a new four-year deal with Middlesbrough.

English Senior Open: Round Two tee times

6:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LOCAL golfers Roger Roper and John Harrison will be among the early golfers to tee off when the second round of the English Senior Open gets underway on Saturday.

English Senior Open: Torrance still finds room for a joke after frustrating opening round

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AS Sam Torrance walked on to the 18th tee, the galleries up on the green looked down the hill where hundreds of spectators slowly gathered to watch his final drive of the day at Rockliffe Hall.

English Senior Open: Jamie has the magic touch on day one at Rockliffe Hall

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

JAMIE SPENCE will be taking nothing for granted when he tees off in the second round of the English Senior Open on Saturday despite “smashing” his way to the top of the leaderboard at Rockliffe Hall.

Three to follow at the English Senior Open

Darlington and Stockton Times: Just champion: Former Ryder Cup winning captain Ian Woosnam will grace the Rockliffe stage

2:52pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Ian Woosnam: Date of birth: March 2, 1958. Place of birth: Oswestry, England. Residence: Jersey, Channel Islands. Turned professional: 1976

English Senior Open: American takes centre stage at Rockliffe

1:15pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AMERICAN Gary Rusnak is the early clubhouse leader on the first day’s play at the English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall.

Boro boss wants three new players and Chelsea youngsters in pole position

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

AITOR KARANKA wants three new players added to his Middlesbrough squad before the transfer window closes on September 1 – and all his recruits could still arrive from Chelsea.

English Senior Open: Perfect start for Walton and Roper at Rockliffe Hall

10:17am Friday 22nd August 2014

IRISHMAN Philip Walton has taken the early lead at the English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall this morning.

Spanish support from Boro for Santiago as English Senior Open gets underway

Darlington and Stockton Times: MAKING HIS MARK: Santiago Luna marks his golf balls with felt tip before playing the pro-am tournament at Rockliffe Hall  Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:32am Friday 22nd August 2014

ROCKLIFFE HALL is used to having a Spaniard driving for glory and another wants to be celebrating on the 18th green on Sunday, with the full support of Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka.

Ferrie on song while Storm struggles in Prague

6:13am Friday 22nd August 2014

KENNETH FERRIE has made an impressive start to the Czech Masters and sits two shots off the lead after day one.

Woosnam wonders whether this could be his week at Rockliffe Hall

Darlington and Stockton Times: TEE OFF: Ian Woosnam, centre, shares a joke with team mates at the pro-am tournament at Rockliffe Hall. From left Kevin Brown, Stuart Grindlay and caddy Scott Barnes      Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

ON the face of it the English Senior Open provides a platform for sports fans from across the region to head for Rockliffe Hall to get a glimpse of golfers who, for decades, have made a career out of hitting the finest greens and lushest fairways around the world.

Press conference update: Boro boss waiting to hear back from two potential signings

Darlington and Stockton Times: COMING BACK: Kenneth Omeruo has announced he is rejoining Middlesbrough next season

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AITOR KARANKA wants to have his Middlesbrough squad finalised before the transfer window closes on September 1 as he waits to hear if two of his targets have accepted a move to the Riverside Stadium.

English Senior Open: Graeme Bell ready to mix it with the best around Rockliffe Hall

Darlington and Stockton Times: Competing: Eaglescliffe's Graeme Bell is ready to go at Rockliffe Hall

7:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

ALONGSIDE coveted European Tour names such as Ian Woosnam, Mark James, Ronan Rafferty and Sam Torrance on the leaderboard at Rockliffe Hall over the next four days, there will be three locals trying to spring something of a surprise on the rest of the field.

Golf shorts: Durham boys warm up for finals, Barnard Castle pro-am approaches and Higham clinches crown

Darlington and Stockton Times: Finalists: Durham captain Sam Donald with Cameron Wallace, Aaron McManus, James Wilson, James Rogers, Jack Ainscough and Chris Handy along with county coach Andrew Nicholson at Wynyard

7:01am Thursday 21st August 2014

DURHAM County Union’s high achieving team warmed up for a crack at the English Boys’ County Finals later this month with a get-together at Wynyard Golf Club.

Black Cats boss is ready for a rethink over Wickham’s role

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SUNDERLAND are ready to fight off late transfer window interest in Connor Wickham despite the length of time it has taken the striker to sign a new contract at the Stadium of Light.

Sissoko is our leader on pitch – Pardew

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:58am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOUSSA SISSOKO has been backed to revel in the extra pressure placed on him to perform for Newcastle United this season after Alan Pardew told the Frenchman: “You can be our leader on the pitch.”

Karanka thinks Boro have the potential to hit the top after hard earned Bolton win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SPANISH striker Kike was the match-winner at the Macron Stadium last night before Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka admitted he now has a squad capable of reaching dizzy heights in the Championship.

Match ratings: Bolton v Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

How did the players rate at the Macron Stadium

Match report: Bolton 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:01pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THERE are those who will quite rightly argue that promotion should not even be mentioned in August, but if this is the season when Middlesbrough are to finally deliver in the Championship then it is nights like these which could prove decisive.

Team news: Bolton v Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today  pictured manager Aitor Karanka.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704386)

7:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has made three changes to his Middlesbrough team at Bolton tonight.

Poyet happy to go foreign as Sunderland consider move for Napoli man

Darlington and Stockton Times: Summer recruit: Spaniard Jordi Gomez arrived at Sunderland with experience of playing in England with Wigan and Swansea

6:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

GUS POYET has turned to Chilean World Cup striker Eduardo Vargas as an alternative option to Fabio Borini after admitting that he is more than happy to add foreign talent to his Sunderland squad this month.

Pat-ll do nicely for Boro boss Karanka

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah celebrates scoring his sides second equalising goal (8617911)

6:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA is searching for some extra firepower on the goalscoring front and he believes Patrick Bamford could be the man to deliver a different kind of threat in the penalty area for Middlesbrough.

Classy Cabella satisfied but expects to do even better in a Newcastle shirt

Darlington and Stockton Times: Impressive: Remy Cabella shone in his first Premier League outing and is pictured stopping Manchester City's Yaya Toure along with Mike Williamson on Sunday

6:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WITH his slight frame, Remy Cabella does not look like he would have the strength to hold off the challenges of some of the Premier League’s biggest and most powerful defenders.

Karanka confirms Boro closing in on deal for Chelsea forward

Darlington and Stockton Times: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY: After nine months in charge of Middlesbrough, Aitor Karanka accepts he will have no excuses if things do not go to plan this season

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has confirmed that Middlesbrough have held talks with Patrick Bamford at the club's Rockliffe Park training base today.

Match Analysis: Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:13am Monday 18th August 2014

IF Newcastle United supporters wanted to leave St James’ Park with optimism after facing reigning champions Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season then Alan Pardew’s new-look team helped them walk away feeling satisfied after a positive performance.

'Losing to the champions is no set-back' says Newcastle boss

11:00pm Sunday 17th August 2014

ALAN PARDEW thinks Newcastle United’s new-look team proved they have the mental strength to build on an opening day defeat to Manchester City after threatening to prevent the reigning champions from leaving St James’ Park with a victory.

Match ratings: Newcastle United v Manchester City

7:23pm Sunday 17th August 2014

How did the players perform at St James' Park?

Match report: Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:04pm Sunday 17th August 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED’S Premier League campaign started with a 2-0 defeat to the reigning champions Manchester City at St James’ Park this afternoon.

Team news: Newcastle United v Manchester City

3:14pm Sunday 17th August 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED will hand Premier League debuts to three summer signings against Manchester City today.

Giaccherini remains determined to prove his worth on Wearside

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:03pm Friday 8th August 2014

IN many respects Emanuele Giaccherini could be forgiven if he wanted to leave Sunderland after just one year on Wearside.

Poyet wants no more excuses

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:47pm Friday 8th August 2014

AS Gustavo Poyet chatted in the tunnel at the end of his pre-season trip to the Algarve, he had the look of a manager optimistic for the future.

Saturday Spotlight: Omeruo shifts focus from Brazil to Birmingham

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:00am Saturday 9th August 2014

Six weeks ago Kenneth Omeruo was focused on Brazil and Benzema. Today it is all about Birmingham City at the Riverside Stadium. Chief football writer Paul Fraser chatted to the young Nigerian about his World Cup appearance and his hopes for the future.

Sunderland move Ba on to Bastia

4:05pm Thursday 7th August 2014

SUNDERLAND have given El-Hadji Ba permission to join French Ligue One side Bastia on a season-long loan.

Golf shorts: Seaham shine, Hall and Ainscough progress as Lamb earns call-up

Darlington and Stockton Times: Runner-up: Jack Ainscough claimed another reputable finish down south last week

7:02am Thursday 7th August 2014

SEAHAM turned on the style to win the Durham County Union Teams Handicap Championship at Whitburn.

Greek keen to earn a Sunderland chance under Poyet

Darlington and Stockton Times: Happy: Charis Mavrias has had a good pre-season for the Black Cats

6:32am Thursday 7th August 2014

CHARIS MAVRIAS has told Gustavo Poyet that he wants to stay at Sunderland next season after reminding the manager of his potential during pre-season.

New right-back could follow Clayton to Boro despite delay

6:02am Thursday 7th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH remain confident of wrapping up a deal for Huddersfield midfielder Adam Clayton as the search for a new right-back is stepped up.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough): Thursday, August 7

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Thursday 7th August 2014

IF you could bet your house on something in the last few years it was that Hatem Ben Arfa would not be returning to Lyon or Marseille because of the manner in which he left both clubs.

Pardew reveals Newcastle defender is closing in on a return to full training

Darlington and Stockton Times: Making progress: Ryan Taylor could be back playing before October

6:04pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

RYAN TAYLOR could be back in a Newcastle first team shirt before the end of September after showing tremendous character to bounce back from a two-year injury nightmare.

Boro's Clayton deal hits a Butterfield snag - but still likely to happen

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:00pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

ADAM CLAYTON’S £1.5m-plus move from Huddersfield Town has been delayed after it emerged Jacob Butterfield forms part of the deal.

Newcastle boss happy with Dutch delight after Cabella clinches a draw

Darlington and Stockton Times:

11:10pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

ALAN PARDEW watched Remy Cabella deliver a moment of magic in a Newcastle United shirt before singling out another of his summer recruits as a “class act” following his first appearance for the club.

Match report: Huddersfield Town 2 Newcastle United 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

9:37pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

A LITTLE bit of Remy Cabella magic in the dying moments prevented a frustrating defeat to Championship opposition tonight for Newcastle United.

Team news: Huddersfield v Newcastle

7:35pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

DARYL Janmaat will make his first appearance in a Newcastle United shirt at Huddersfield Town tonight. 

Rodwell wants England return after £10m Sunderland move

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:30pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

SUNDERLAND’S latest recruit Jack Rodwell believes a £10m move to the Stadium of Light can revive his England career after being forced to endure the heartache of missing out on a World Cup spot this summer.

Clayton deal will not be Boro's last move in the transfer market with World Cup man considered

Darlington and Stockton Times: Adam Clayton is Town's joint second-highest goalscorer this term. Picture: Action Images

12:00am Wednesday 6th August 2014

ADAM CLAYTON is expected to finally complete a £1.5m move to Middlesbrough later today and Aitor Karanka is confident more new signings will join him in the next few weeks.

Sunderland confirm Rodwell deal from Manchester City

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:09pm Tuesday 5th August 2014

SUNDERLAND have completed the signing of Jack Rodwell from Premier League champions Manchester City for a fee believed to be worth around £10m.

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