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Golf shorts: Ellie enjoys positive start as men look for improvement on Tour

Darlington and Stockton Times: Captain fantastic: Beamish Park's captain Rob Pattison has been painting the locker rooms

6:56am Thursday 5th March 2015

DARLINGTON’S Ellie Givens has made a positive start to the season by making two cuts in a row Down Under.

Boro's strikers always knew we would score goals admits Vossen

6:43am Thursday 5th March 2015

JELLE VOSSEN was always confident Middlesbrough had the attacking firepower to boost the Premier League promotion charge - and thinks this week proves it.

'We showed our strength to bounce back' claims Sunderland skipper after tough week

6:32am Thursday 5th March 2015

JOHN O’SHEA thinks Sunderland have already shown they have the character within the squad to put a horrible few days behind them by concentrating on conjuring up a performance worthy of victory in next week’s significant match with Aston Villa.

Could the British Masters be heading for the North-East?

6:31am Thursday 5th March 2015

THE European Tour has revealed that the British Masters will return to the schedule this year – and it could even head back to the region for the first time in more than 40 years in the not too distant future.

Royal St George's vote in women

2:04pm Wednesday 4th March 2015

OPEN Championship venue Royal St George's has voted to allow women members for the first time in its history.

Match Report: Hull City 1 Sunderland 1

3:00am Wednesday 4th March 2015

JACK RODWELL provided Gus Poyet with a much-needed break when a dreadful 48 hours threatened to get a whole lot worse for Sunderland at the KC Stadium.

Cattermole gives Poyet full backing to bring brighter times to Sunderland

6:32am Monday 23rd February 2015

LEE CATTERMOLE has called for fans to be patient while Gus Poyet works on transforming Sunderland’s fortunes, but insists the Uruguayan is the right man to turn things around.

Match Analysis: Sunderland 0 West Bromwich Albion 0

6:15am Monday 23rd February 2015

IF blaming the fans, the pitch and even the media had been used as reasons for Sunderland’s failings since the turn of the year, then Gus Poyet and Sunderland’s supporters had an excuse to agree on at the Stadium of Light: the officials.

Match Ratings: Sunderland 0 West Bromwich Albion 0

5:02pm Sunday 22nd February 2015

Match statistics and player ratings from Sunderland's draw with West Bromwich Albion.

Sunderland boss takes the positives but left frustrated by costly decisions

Darlington and Stockton Times: SWAP SIDES: Sunderland's Danny Graham, left, and Swansea City's Ki Sung-Yueng greet each other before their meeting on Saturday. Each player has played for the other club. Picture:Nick Potts/PA

9:27am Sunday 22nd February 2015

GUS POYET was left bemoaning a couple of refereeing decisions which contributed to Sunderland’s failure to claim a much-needed victory over West Brom.

Match report: Sunderland 0 West Brom 0

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4:58pm Saturday 21st February 2015

GUS POYET called for everyone to stick together at the Stadium of Light but that was not enough to see Sunderland lift spirits on Wearside with an important win.

Carver making changes and determined to prove people wrong at Newcastle

6:55am Saturday 21st February 2015

JOHN CARVER is keen to prove he is making changes to the way Newcastle United operated under Alan Pardew and that he can win over his doubters on Tyneside.

Sunderland defender recalls Baggies stay and calls for united front on Wearside

6:23am Saturday 21st February 2015

IN the end Billy Jones’ time at West Brom ended disappointingly but before he is due to face his former club in a Sunderland shirt today he has revealed he will always be grateful for his Premier League chance.

Gambler Poyet accepts criticism but wants plenty of support from Sunderland fans

6:17am Saturday 21st February 2015

AFTER taking the step of penning a letter to frustrated Sunderland fans this week, Gus Poyet hopes his unusual move has helped to create a united front when he tries to secure a much-needed victory over West Bromwich Albion today.

Mejias has learned from Casillas and can become Premier League hit says Boro boss

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6:13am Saturday 21st February 2015

AITOR KARANKA has paid Tomas Mejias the perfect compliment ahead of his big Championship chance by claiming the Middlesbrough goalkeeper has all the attributes to prove himself on the Premier League stage.

Carver relieved to be backed in decision to keep Cisse at Newcastle

6:09am Saturday 21st February 2015

Manchester City have their millions to spend in the transfer market, but none of their players at the Etihad Stadium this evening will be able to compete with Papiss Cisse’s strikerate in the Premier League this season.

Press conference update: Sunderland boss thrives on pressure as he reveals Cattermole boost

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tough challenge: Aston Villa's Christian Benteke (left) and Sunderland's Lee Cattermole battle for the ball

3:16pm Friday 20th February 2015

LEE CATTERMOLE will return to the Sunderland midfield for a game with West Brom tomorrow which holds extra significance following Gus Poyet’s open letter to the fans.

Press conference update: Boro boss does not feel any extra pressure as league leaders

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2:10pm Friday 20th February 2015

AITOR KARANKA believes his Middlesbrough players can prove they have the right mentality to stay at the top of the Championship ahead of Saturday’s visit of Leeds United.

Carver stunned by Magpies' injury-list as he offers Dutchman a role

6:21am Friday 20th February 2015

SIEM DE JONG could be given a backroom role during his recovery from surgery as Newcastle United look to help him feel part of the club.

Graham looking for a goal-den time to lift Sunderland

6:04am Friday 20th February 2015

DANNY GRAHAM wants to give Sunderland fans something to cheer by breaking his goalscoring duck in the hope it will lead to a Wearside stay next season.

Carver to get Siem De Jong back to work after collapsed lung surgery

Darlington and Stockton Times: Newcastle United Sign Siem de Jong (7814778)

2:16pm Thursday 19th February 2015

JOHN CARVER is ready to give Siem De Jong some behind-the-scenes work to help him back from injury at Newcastle United.

We've got the right characters to ease tension on Wearside says Sunderland defender

6:58am Thursday 19th February 2015

SUNDAY was another one of those days for Sunderland - and there have been a few over the years. How the players react, according to full-back Billy Jones, is the only thing that matters now.

Newcastle could still see Dutchman play this season

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

6:32am Thursday 19th February 2015

JOHN CARVER has been boosted to learn he could call on Siem De Jong before the end of the season after encouraging news from Newcastle United’s medics.

Golf shorts: Could county scene be about to change?

6:32am Thursday 19th February 2015

GOLFERS from across the North-East and up and down the country could have been given an insight in to the future.

Redpath has made his Mark at Slaley Hall

2:45pm Wednesday 18th February 2015

WHEN Mark Redpath officially launched his 12-month captaincy at Slaley Hall in April last year, he turned up on a Harley Davidson. Clearly, he was determined to take his beloved club on a hell of a ride.

Match Ratings: Arsenal 2 Middlesbrough 0

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9:01am Monday 16th February 2015

How did the players fare during Middlesbrough's 2-0 defeat at Arsenal?

Match Analysis: Arsenal 2 Middlesbrough 0

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8:55am Monday 16th February 2015

THIS was an afternoon when Middlesbrough, after memorably dumping the Premier League champions out in the fourth round, were no match for the reigning FA Cup winners as chants of ‘Wembley’ echoed around the Emirates Stadium.

Match Report: Arsenal 2 Middlesbrough 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: Tomas Mejias

5:53pm Sunday 15th February 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH’S FA Cup run came to an at the Emirates Stadium this afternoon when a free-flowing Arsenal prevented Aitor Karanka’s team from sealing a quarter-final spot.

Team news: Boro turn to Mejias for Arsenal test

Darlington and Stockton Times: Happy man: Middlesbrough’s Greek goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos is enjoying life at the Riverside

3:15pm Sunday 15th February 2015

AITOR KARANKA has named arguably his strongest team at the Emirates as Middlesbrough look to stun Arsenal in the FA Cup – with the exception of a recall for Tomas Mejias.

Promotion still the real aim but Woodgate thinks Gunners test can help

Darlington and Stockton Times: BIG INFLUENCE: Aitor Karanka regards Jonathan Woodgate as a key member of his Middlesbrough squad - and is delighted to have him back on matchday duty

6:32am Saturday 14th February 2015

JONATHAN WOODGATE revealed recently that he had offered to retire last year after further frustration on the injury front - and now he is dreaming of ending the season on a high.

'Arsenal will know all about us' insists Boro boss Karanka

Darlington and Stockton Times: 'Arsenal will know all about us' insists Boro boss Karanka

6:35am Friday 13th February 2015

AITOR KARANKA believes Middlesbrough will not be an unknown quantity to Arsene Wenger when the Teessiders attempt to shock one of the Premier League’s best teams for the third time this season.

Carver is sharpening Newcastle up insists Dutch defender

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pardew proves a point as Carver's Magpies march into Palace

6:35am Friday 13th February 2015

DARYL JANMAAT believes Newcastle United’s return to the Etihad Stadium next week could provide the perfect boost after increased concerns among supporters.

John Terry helps to lift Bantams striker ahead of Sunderland's tricky FA Cup tie

Darlington and Stockton Times: John Terry helps to lift Bantams striker ahead of Sunderland's tricky FA Cup tie

5:12pm Thursday 12th February 2015

JOHN TERRY has convinced League One striker James Hanson that he can leave Sunderland’s defenders battered and bruised in Sunday’s FA Cup fifth round tie at Bradford City.

North-East golfers reflect on memorable week after securing Tour cards

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

6:57am Thursday 12th February 2015

IF, for any reason, John Harrison feared his time was up on the European Senior Tour after losing his card at the end of 2013, then the last week or so has reminded him of where he belongs.

We're still together, claims Sunderland skipper O'Shea

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRE-SEASON FRIENDLY: Sunderland AFC v Udinese Calcio at Heritage Park. , Sunderland's John O'Shea.
Picture: TOM BANKS (9104975)

6:03am Thursday 12th February 2015

JOHN O’SHEA thinks everyone connected with Sunderland remains united to turn things around for the long term after a frustrating 48 hours for Gus Poyet and the club’s fans.

Cisse starts for Magpies as Pardew says he does not hold a grudge ahead of facing former club

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6:50pm Wednesday 11th February 2015

FORMER Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew says he holds “no grudge” towards the fans who wanted him out at St James’ Park ahead of being reunited with them for the first time at Selhurst Park tonight.

Newcastle expect a game full of surprises against Pardew's Palace

Darlington and Stockton Times: Good run: Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew has had four wins from five since taking over

6:43am Wednesday 11th February 2015

SPENDING nearly four years alongside Alan Pardew at St James’ Park has left Newcastle United’s backroom team certain that he will have a surprise in store when he takes on Newcastle United for the first time as Crystal Palace boss tonight.

Golf shorts: Change at the top for Durham Alliance as popular Bob steps down

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5:21pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

BOB John has stepped down as secretary of the Northumberland and Durham Alliance 25 years after he volunteered to step in and fill the post “on a short-term basis.”

Alan Pardew has gone from Newcastle but is not forgotten

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5:21pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

AFTER four years at Newcastle United, Alan Pardew deserves a fair reception, doesn’t he?

Carver critical of Magpies after gifting Stoke late equaliser

Darlington and Stockton Times: Lucky man: Newcastle United's Jack Colback could have been sent off before this goal

6:41am Monday 9th February 2015

A LATE equaliser from Peter Crouch left John Carver fuming that Newcastle United had lost their ‘professionalism’ after missing out on a golden chance to claim back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time under him.

Match ratings: Newcastle United 1 Stoke City 1

Darlington and Stockton Times: Creative spark: Newcastle United's Remy Cabella rues a missed chance

7:07pm Sunday 8th February 2015


Match report: Newcastle United 1 Stoke City 1

Darlington and Stockton Times: Opener: Newcastle United's Jack Colback (centre) scores the first goal

7:04pm Sunday 8th February 2015

JOHN CARVER has already endured every emotion since, officially, becoming Newcastle United’s head coach for the rest of the season – and he is only two matches in to his reign.

Full-time: Newcastle United 1 Stoke City 1

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4:00pm Sunday 8th February 2015

PETER CROUCH nodded in a stoppage-time equaliser to prevent Newcastle United from moving back in to the top half of the Premier League.

Team news: Newcastle v Stoke

Darlington and Stockton Times: In-form: Ayoze Perez has lessened the need for a new striker but that will not stop Newcastle from looking for one

1:18pm Sunday 8th February 2015

JOHN CARVER has named an unchanged Newcastle United team as he looks to make it two wins in a row as Stoke head for Tyneside.

Carver explains Santon exit but delighted to keep Newcastle's 'star' at St James'

Darlington and Stockton Times: Injured: Newcastle's Moussa Sissoko was injured says caretaker boss John Carver

6:59am Saturday 7th February 2015

DAVIDE SANTON was frustrated with his failure to break back into the Newcastle United first team picture so was happy to head back to Inter Milan, according to head coach John Carver.

Boro keeper would love to follow up a new contract with Premier League football

Darlington and Stockton Times: Happy man: Middlesbrough’s Greek goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos is enjoying life at the Riverside

6:51am Saturday 7th February 2015

THERE are only a couple of things that could make a satisfying season even better for Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos: Promotion and a new contract.

How can Cristiano Ronaldo help Boro? Aitor Karanka explains

Darlington and Stockton Times: Best player: Cristiano Ronaldo claimed FIFA's Ballon d'Or award in Zurich last month

6:50am Saturday 7th February 2015

AITOR KARANKA has worked with the best in the world and wants his Middlesbrough players to learn from Cristiano Ronaldo in a bid to bring Premier League football back to the Riverside Stadium.

Magpies head coach will not be told what team to pick

Darlington and Stockton Times: WINNER: Newcastle United's John Carver celebrates after the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium

6:21am Saturday 7th February 2015

JOHN CARVER thinks Newcastle United’s loans to Rangers are ready for first team football north of the border, even if the interim boss did admit he would not accept being told what team to pick by the boardroom at St James’ Park.

Storm bows out in Malaysia

5:11pm Friday 6th February 2015

GRAEME Storm found his feet on the second day at the Maybank Malaysian Open - but he still missed his fourth cut in a row.

Press conference update: Magpies boss satisfied with his squad for rest of the season

Darlington and Stockton Times: BOSS: Newcastle United manager John Carver reacts during the Barclays Premier League match at the KC Stadium

4:06pm Friday 6th February 2015

JOHN CARVER has geared up for Sunday’s visit of Stoke City by insisting that Newcastle United have a squad capable of finishing the Premier League season strongly.


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