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Golf: Graeme Storm ends day one at Celtic Manor level

Darlington and Stockton Times: Swizz success: Graeme Storm on his way to a great finish at Crans-sur-Sierre last Saturday when he hit a hole-in-one at the 11th during the third round of the Omega European Masters

6:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BIRDIE at the last ensured Graeme Storm will start the second day of the ISPS Handa Wales Open in the top 50 after a topsy-turvy first round at Celtic Manor.

McGinley warming up nicely for Ryder Cup appearance at Celtic Manor but remains wary of American threat

Darlington and Stockton Times: Confident mood: Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley (right) will not take anything for granted against Tom Watson's United States team next week

7:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

FOUR years ago Paul McGinley walked around the Twenty Ten course at Celtic Manor offering up his opinion as one of the vice-captains of Team Europe. Yesterday he was back in South Wales with a different mindset, just eight days before the Ryder Cup heads for Gleneagles.

Boro skipper wishing Abella well amid 'serious' injury fears after fine start to life on Teesside

Darlington and Stockton Times: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

GRANT LEADBITTER has paid tribute to Damia Abella for the way he has adapted to life on Teesside amid fears that the Spanish full-back could be ruled out for months with a knee injury.

Golf shorts: Europe enjoy Fightmaster Cup success and Clark Cup victory for Seaton

Darlington and Stockton Times: FIGHT MASTERS:Two North-East one-armed golfers, Darren Grey (right) and Steven Hutchinson, are playing in the Fightmaster Cup. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

6:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IN the build up to next week’s Ryder Cup, Europe have already got one over their American counterparts with the help of a couple of County Durham golfers.

Talking point: Karanka could have the team to deliver a long overdue promotion charge at Boro

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is something exciting happening at Middlesbrough, now Aitor Karanka just has to make everything tick.

'I've learned a lot and enjoying my football at Sunderland' says Cattermole

Darlington and Stockton Times: Cleaned up his act: Lee Cattermole insists he is in a better place these but has not regrets

7:14am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is a view that Lee Cattermole has to work on cleaning up his disciplinary act if he is ever going to force his way in top the England squad, based on a reputation he has created for himself since emerging as a teenager in the Premier League a decade ago.

Boro facing anxious 48 hours over Abella injury after impressive win in Wales

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11:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DAMIA ABELLA will have a scan later today to determine the extent of a knee injury which has left the Middlesbrough squad’s satisfaction with winning at Cardiff City tinged with disappointment.

Match Report: Cardiff City 0 Middlesbrough 1

Darlington and Stockton Times: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

9:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

OLE Gunnar Solskjaer is someone who should know quite a lot about successful strike partnerships having enjoyed more than a decade of success at Manchester United.

Team news: Cardiff v Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BELGIAN striker Jelle Vossen will make his full debut for Middlesbrough in tonight's Championship game at Cardiff City.

Sunderland waiting for Wickham contract news

Darlington and Stockton Times: Wanted man: Connor Wickham has plenty of clubs keen as Sunderland push for a new deal

7:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CONNOR WICKHAM is yet to agree a new deal at Sunderland, despite suggestions the striker has edged towards committing his future to the club.

Karanka wants in-form Leadbitter to get a new contract at Boro

Darlington and Stockton Times: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

6:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have had initial discussions aimed at securing the future of Grant Leadbitter in a bid to keep him at the Riverside Stadium, with Aitor Karanka convinced he will still have the midfielder beyond this season.

Under-21s round-up: Newcastle, Sunderland and Boro in action

Darlington and Stockton Times: On song: Manchester United's Adnan Januzaj flicks the ball past Sunderland's Tom McNamee on his way to scoring a hat-trick for the Red Devils at Old Trafford

9:56pm Monday 15th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW might be struggling to remember what it takes to win a game but Peter Beardsley led Newcastle United’s Under-21s to victory at St James’ Park.

Press conference update: 'We've got to treat Cardiff seriously' urges Boro boss

Darlington and Stockton Times:

1:51pm Monday 15th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has warned his Middlesbrough players not to under-estimate Cardiff City when the two teams go head-to-head on Tuesday night.

Boro wait on referee’s report into tunnel scrap

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough FC

11:08am Monday 15th September 2014

THE Football Association will wait to see if referee Kevin Wright includes the unsavoury scenes at the end of Middlesbrough’s victory at Huddersfield Town in his report before deciding if any punishment follows.

FA await referee's report after Boro's tunnel bust-up

Darlington and Stockton Times: Unclear: Aitor Karanka did not see anything  when Boro and Huddersfield players came together

7:03am Monday 15th September 2014

Vossen, introduced as a second half substitute following his season long loan move from Genk, said: “The Championship is as hard as I expected. I thought the level would be harder than Belgium, especially the physical side of it. I expected the defenders to be strong and they are. I have to adapt to that.

Match report: Huddersfield Town 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

6:47am Monday 15th September 2014

IN front of the stand packed with around 3,500 travelling fans, Middlesbrough needed a cool head. Deep in to stoppage-time at the end of the game, the visitors had been handed a lifeline after conceding a late equaliser to Huddersfield Town.

Match ratings: Huddersfield v Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

5:32pm Sunday 14th September 2014

Goals: 0-1: Leadbitter (36, powered a unstoppable, curling free-kick with accuracy in to the top left corner of Smithies’ net from 35 yards)

Satisfaction for Boro boss after victory despite tunnel bust-up

Darlington and Stockton Times: Date 23/08/2014
Boro manager Aitor Karanka shows his frustration on the sidelines during the Championship match between Middlesbrough and Sheffield Wednesday at the Riverside Stadium
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7:00am Sunday 14th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA and Huddersfield counterpart Chris Powell last night insisted they had not seen the events at the John Smith’s Stadium when stewards had to separate the two sets of players in the tunnel after a dramatic game.

Match report: Huddersfield 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough Football Club

5:05pm Saturday 13th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH returned to winning ways in West Yorkshire this afternoon when Grant Leadbitter was at the double to defeat Huddersfield Town after a dramatic ending.

Sunderland's American desperate to live out his Premier League dream on Wearside

Darlington and Stockton Times: BRAZIL BOUND: Jozy Altidore has been confirmed in the United States' World Cup squad

7:17am Saturday 13th September 2014

IT could be the effects of the United States’ successful World Cup campaign or the fact he was named captain of his country just last week. It is safe to assume that a fresh start is also on Jozy Altidore’s mind, but whatever the reasons are he appears to be in a positive place on Wearside.

Poyet thinks Sunderland's new Argentine winger can star in the Premier League

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:42am Saturday 13th September 2014

SUNDERLAND are ready unleash Ricky Alvarez on the Premier League today with manager Gustavo Poyet believing everything is in place for his fellow South American to be a success story on Wearside.

Borini could still be on Sunderland's radar in January as Poyet praises Liverpool approach

Darlington and Stockton Times: Support:  Sunderland players are giving their backing to the Stonewall campaign highlighting the issue of homophobia ahead of this Saturday's game with Tottenham by raising the rainbow flag at the Stadium of Light

7:02am Friday 12th September 2014

GUSTAVO POYET understands why Fabio Borini rejected the chance to return to Sunderland at the beginning of the month but has not ruled out a fresh attempt to lure the Italian to Wearside in the New Year.

Poyet satisfied with Sunderland's transfer work

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:44pm Thursday 11th September 2014

SUNDERLAND ‘tried their best’ to do the business they intended during the summer transfer window, according to head coach Gustavo Poyet.

With pressure off after memorable week, Storm is brewing for further success

Darlington and Stockton Times: Swizz success: Graeme Storm on his way to a great finish at Crans-sur-Sierre last Saturday when he hit a hole-in-one at the 11th during the third round of the Omega European Masters

7:32am Thursday 11th September 2014

IT is safe to assume Graeme Storm will never forget his trip to Crans Montana this year, not least because the events of the last week mean he will return to Switzerland again in 2015.

Sunderland players could lure Hodgson to Wearside more often says Cattermole

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sunderland's Lee Cattermole is congratulated on scoring his team's first goal during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 16, 2014. See PA story SOCCER West Brom.

7:03am Thursday 11th September 2014

ROY HODGSON has been urged to make Wearside a regular stop on his scouting missions as Sunderland’s inspirational midfielder Lee Cattermole attempts to gatecrash the England squad.

Vossen feeling fit and raring to go ahead of Boro bow

Darlington and Stockton Times: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

6:43am Thursday 11th September 2014

JELLE VOSSEN has warned Championship defences he is fit and raring to go in a Middlesbrough shirt this weekend after spending his first ten days on Teesside.

Miller thinks it's time for Pools duo to shine

Darlington and Stockton Times: Impressive: Pools' Jack Compton in action against the Shrews. Picture: STUART BOULTON

6:13am Thursday 11th September 2014

EXPERIENCED midfielder Tommy Miller thinks two Hartlepool United players have shown exactly what heights they can hit in League Two – and now it is time to do it every week.

Magpies playmaker thinks Tyneside switch will lead to success

Darlington and Stockton Times: Newcastle United's Remy Cabella reacts after missing a chanve during the Barclays Premier League match at St James' Park, Newcastle. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday August 17, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Newcastle. Photo credit should

6:52pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

A SUMMER move to Newcastle United has already earned Remy Cabella with a start for France and the talented playmaker thinks St James’ Park is the perfect place to take his career to the next level.

Golf shorts: Ella celebrates while one-armed golfers Hutchinson and Grey take part in Fightmaster Cup

Darlington and Stockton Times: FIGHT MASTERS:Two North-East one-armed golfers, Darren Grey (right) and Steven Hutchinson, are playing in the Fightmaster Cup. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

6:05pm Wednesday 10th September 2014

DARLINGTON golfer Ella Crang finally got her hands on the Neasham Goblets mixed competition title after two years of finishing runner-up.

Austin happy Pools played with freedom

Darlington and Stockton Times: Confident: Neil Austin thinks Pools are looking better

7:22am Wednesday 10th September 2014

NEIL AUSTIN thinks Hartlepool United can climb up the League Two table after playing with freedom following a frustrating start to the season.

Boro boss offers no guarantees in battle for keeper spot following Chelsea man's arrival

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tomas Mejias

7:02am Wednesday 10th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA was desperate for a different goalkeeper to increase competition for places as he looks to make Middlesbrough to be a tighter unit in the Championship – and he is no mood to offer long-term guarantees.

'We are used to relegation worries, now it's time to change that' vows Sunderland midfielder

Darlington and Stockton Times: INTERNATIONAL CLASS: Gus Poyet claims Lee Cattermole would be a regular international if he was Uruguayan

6:36am Wednesday 10th September 2014

LEE CATTERMOLE thinks history suggests Sunderland were always destined to have relegation concerns hanging around in the early part of this season and the challenge in front of the players is to eradicate such a threat as soon as possible.

Boro boss prepared to change his way to boost promotion hopes

Darlington and Stockton Times: MADE PROGRESS: Aitor Karanka believes the core of a successful Middlesbrough team is already in place

7:02am Monday 8th September 2014

AITOR KARANKA insists he is prepared to mix things up in his attempt to turn Middlesbrough in to genuine promotion contenders.

Golf: Satisfied Graeme Storm finishes second after play-off drama in Switzerland

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:08pm Sunday 7th September 2014

GRAEME STORM suffered play-off heartache at the Omega European Masters after threatening to end his seven-year wait for a second Tour title.

Graeme Storm lands a new BMW and the lead in Switzerland

Darlington and Stockton Times: Living Magazine: Graeme Storm, professional golfer pictured at Rockliffe Hall. (9077178)

1:48pm Saturday 6th September 2014

AN ECSTATIC Graeme Storm has landed a brand new £140,000 BMW car after hitting a hole-in-one at the Omega European Masters.

Jelle Vossen hungry to achieve more at Boro after success in Belgium

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough Football Club held an open training session in the shape of a full scale practice match at the Riverside Stadium so the fans could come along and see the players in training. Jelle Vossen
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7:03am Saturday 6th September 2014

JELLE VOSSEN wants to repay everyone connected with Middlesbrough for persuading him to move to Teesside by succeeding in the next chapter of a career already boasting a string of honours.

'Forget about Luke James, it's time for a home win' vows Pools boss

Darlington and Stockton Times: Deadline day mover: Luke James has left Pools

6:24am Saturday 6th September 2014

COLIN COOPER is determined for Hartlepool United to forget about the fall-out from deadline day by giving Victoria Park a lift with a victory over undefeated Shrewsbury Town.

Boro new boys train in front of fans - and Vossen scores

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:43am Friday 5th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S exciting deadline day signing Jelle Vossen has started training in front of the fans at an open training session.

Golf: Graeme Storm blows in to contention in Switzerland

Darlington and Stockton Times: Living Magazine: Graeme Storm, professional golfer pictured at Rockliffe Hall. (9077178)

6:04pm Thursday 4th September 2014

GRAEME STORM delivered the perfect start at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland – and has his sights on the lead going in to the second round.

Golf: Graeme Storm is clubhouse leader in Switzerland

Darlington and Stockton Times: Gone to America: Graeme Storm teed off at Rockliffe Hall on Friday before heading off to Pinehurst (7053382)

2:27pm Thursday 4th September 2014

GRAEME STORM has delivered the perfect start at the Omega European Masters in Switzerland.

Ben Gibson thinks Boro form will keep him in England plans

Darlington and Stockton Times: YOUNG LION: Ben Gibson hopes a successful season at Middlesbrough can boost his international chances

10:48am Thursday 4th September 2014

BEN GIBSON thinks forcing his way back in to the Middlesbrough first team picture after injury could be just the ticket for spending next summer at the European Under-21s Championships.

Poyet backs Coates

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet during the Barclays Premier League match at The Hawthorns, West Bromwich. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 16, 2014. See PA story SOCCER West Brom. Photo credit should read: Dave Howarth/PA Wire. REST

10:13am Thursday 4th September 2014

GUSTAVO POYET thinks Sunderland’s latest defensive recruit possesses the required attributes to prevent a repeat of last season’s battle to stay in the Premier League.

Golf: Durham duo ready to face Americans in Scotland

Darlington and Stockton Times: FIGHT MASTERS:Two North-East one-armed golfers, Darren Grey (right) and Steven Hutchinson, are playing in the Fightmaster Cup. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

8:03am Thursday 4th September 2014

WHEN Paul McGinley and Tom Watson confirmed their Ryder Cup teams earlier this week, excitement across Europe increased with many already believing that the Americans can be defeated once more.

Golf: Lupton gives Close House something else to celebrate

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:01pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

LEE WESTWOOD, the former world No 1 who has earned a wild card for the Ryder Cup, is not the only golf pro flying the flag for Close House, where he is attached.

Golf shorts: Race 2 Rockliffe comes to an end, Durham Boys claim second and the Wallers shine in Pro-Am

5:04pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

BEAMISH PARK’S Matthew Watson and Bishop Auckland’s Jessica Hall won the Mizuno Race 2 Rockliffe Grand Final last weekend.

Boro boy Ben Gibson set for England trips

Darlington and Stockton Times: YOUNG LION: Ben Gibson hopes a successful season at Middlesbrough can boost his international chances

12:49pm Wednesday 3rd September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH’S Ben Gibson has officially been included in the England Under-21s squad for the European Championships qualifiers with Lithuania and Moldova this week.

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.

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