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Another must-win match for Darlington at Warrington

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington manager Martin Gray, right, and Warrington's Shaun Reid speak to referee Danny Markham on the first day of the season when the match was abandoned after 32 due to an injury to the referee. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:02am Tuesday 21st April 2015

WINNING at Warrington this evening is Darlington’s task as they aim to take their season to the wire.

Darlington lose their grip on the title

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington lose their grip on the title

7:02am Monday 20th April 2015

Lancaster City 0 Darlington 0

Havelock scores on Durham debut

5:47am Monday 20th April 2015

London Bees 0 Durham Women 4

Blaydon lose out in entertaining encounter

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Mowden Park v Old Albanians at the Echo Arena, Darlington.  Mowden's Cameron Henry Robinson trys to evade the Albanian tackles.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (23574279)

5:21am Monday 20th April 2015

BLAYDON played their full part in what was described as an excellent advert for National One rugby in a 34-26 defeat away to Hartpury Students.

Sunderland enjoy a second win

5:20am Monday 20th April 2015

Sunderland 2 Bristol Academy 1

Willmott takes silver

5:16am Monday 20th April 2015

AIMEE WILLMOTT insists she left London a better swimmer after she brought the curtain down on her British Swimming Championships with a silver in the 400 individual medley final.

More success for Morpeth Harriers

5:15am Monday 20th April 2015

AFTER celebrating a hat-trick of victories the previous weekend – including the National 12-Stage Road Relay Championships for the first time – Morpeth Harriers again struck gold when Ian Harding gave himself a belated birthday present by winning yesterday’s Sand Dancer 10K on the clifftops at South Shields.

Mowden fail to rise to the occasion

Darlington and Stockton Times: Darlington Mowden Park v Old Albanians at the Echo Arena, Darlington.  Mowden's Thomas Kill is tackled.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (23574283)

5:08am Monday 20th April 2015

Darlington Mowden Park 19 Old Albanians 51

Darlington need another strong performance

Darlington and Stockton Times: SCORING FORM: Darlington winger Adam Mitchell has scored six goals in his last five games. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

7:02am Saturday 18th April 2015

A SEASON-DEFINING four days begins for Darlington today with the first of two away games that will go a long way to deciding the outcome of the title race.

Lowe pipped for gold

5:09am Saturday 18th April 2015

JEMMA LOWE insisted she could do no more after she was pipped to 100m butterfly gold on day four of the British Swimming Championships.

Darlington need to win their three games, admits Mitchell

Darlington and Stockton Times: PROMOTION CHARGE: Darlington winger Adam Mitchell. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

7:03am Friday 17th April 2015

THREE games to go, three wins required.

Coughlin injury a concern for Durham

5:58am Friday 17th April 2015

DURHAM are awaiting the results of a scan on Paul Coughlin's side after the Sunderland all-rounder broke down in the opening championship win at Taunton.

Willmott focused on her favourite event after taking bronze

5:14am Friday 17th April 2015

AIMEE WILLMOTT insisted she's ready for a crack at her signature event after claiming 200m medley bronze at the British Swimming Championships in London.

Darlington make game an all-ticket contest

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7:01am Thursday 16th April 2015

DARLINGTON have announced that their final league game of the season will be an all-ticket affair.

Gillespie committed to Yorkshire

5:09am Thursday 16th April 2015

Jason Gillespie has reiterated his commitment to Yorkshire after confirming his winter coaching job share with Big Bash Twenty20 team Adelaide Strikers yesterday.

Willmott stays upbeat

8:30pm Wednesday 15th April 2015

AIMEE Willmott insists her British Swimming Championships assault is far from dead and buried despite falling short of the 400m freestyle podium.

One game at a time remains Darlington's approach

Darlington and Stockton Times: DARLO: Darlington v Mossley pictured one of Darlo goal scorers Graeme Armstrong Picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (22978912)

7:02am Monday 13th April 2015

Darlington 3 Mossley 1

Hamilton wins Mercedes battle

Darlington and Stockton Times: Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton of Britain waves with his trophy on the podium after winning the Chinese Formula One Grand Prix at Shanghai International Circuit in Shanghai, China, Sunday, April 12, 2015. (AP Photo/Toru Takahashi). (22978851)

5:06am Monday 13th April 2015

Lewis Hamilton has been exonerated of any blame en route to winning his fourth Chinese Grand Prix despite being on the receiving end of Mercedes team-mate Nico Rosberg's ire.

Cartman on being back among the goals and celebrating with his son Alfie

Darlington and Stockton Times: PROUD MOMENT: Nathan Cartman celebrates with son Alife after scoring last Saturday against Droylsden. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

1:04pm Saturday 11th April 2015

HIS goal ratio may not yet match the staggering statistics he enjoyed at Harrogate RA that earned him a move to Darlington, but Nathan Cartman says he does not mind as long as Quakers can maintain their promotion push.

Darlington need to hold their nerve in final fixtures, says Gray

Darlington and Stockton Times: NERVE NEEDED: Darlington manager Martin Gray, whose team today face Mossley at Heritage Park. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:02am Saturday 11th April 2015

Darlington’s recovery in recent weeks has rescued their automatic promotion hopes and Martin Gray believes now is the time to show some nerve as Quakers go into their final four fixtures.

North-East official hits out at UK Athletics

5:58am Saturday 11th April 2015

A LEADING North-East athletics official is trying to rally opposition to proposed UK Athletics younger age group changes he says will have “disastrous consequences” for the sport.

Lowe looking forward to Hartlepool encounter

5:31am Saturday 11th April 2015

YORK City centre-back Keith Lowe is confident his team’s supporters will win their off-pitch battle against their Hartlepool United counterparts this afternoon.

Yorkshire determined not to be one hit wonders

5:22am Saturday 11th April 2015

Yorkshire are confident they can build on last summer’s four-day title success and avoid being “one hit wonders”, according to Martyn Moxon.

COMMENT: Unique Benaud's dedication to his craft made him appear effortless

Darlington and Stockton Times: UNIQUE: Former Australia captain and broadcaster Richie Benaud, who has died at the age of 84. Picture: Sean Dempsey/PA

6:11pm Friday 10th April 2015

WHAT made Richie Benaud unique was his mastery, through sheer professionalism, of both playing the game he loved and commentating about it.

Mossley will be another tough test for Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Martin Gray's Darlington team face New Mills this evening. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

7:23am Friday 10th April 2015

PLAYING against another play-off contender could work in Darlington’s favour, believes manager Martin Gray, as Quakers prepare to face Mossley tomorrow.

Durham to take unchanged line-up into the season

Darlington and Stockton Times: Scott Borthwick of Durham in bowling action during day Three of the MCC University game between Durham CCC & Durham UCCE at Emirates Durham ICG in Chester-le-Street yesterday. Picture: Robert Smith

5:33am Friday 10th April 2015

DURHAM are almost certain to take an unchanged line-up into the opening LV County Championship match at Taunton on Sunday after everyone chipped in against Durham University.

Dews backs Rhodes to do the job for Tykes

5:24am Friday 10th April 2015

Will Rhodes will do “a fine job” as a replacement opener for England’s Adam Lyth, according to Yorkshire Academy and Second XI director Ian Dews.

Gray calls on Quakers fans to show their support

Darlington and Stockton Times: IMPACT: Substitute Liam Hatch, left, celebrates with Nathan Cartman after putting Darlington 1-0 up at Scarborough Athletic on Easter Monday. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

7:02am Thursday 9th April 2015

Winning each of their final four games would see Darlington snatch the title from Salford City, and manager Martin Gray is calling on fans to show their support this weekend as the promotion race enters the final straight.

Carver's confidence booster ahead of season opener

5:41am Thursday 9th April 2015

Teenager Karl Carver yesterday proved he can be a worthy early-season replacement spinner for England’s Adil Rashid by taking two wickets for Yorkshire against Leeds/Bradford MCC Universities at Headingley.

Onions proves he's ready for championship action

Darlington and Stockton Times: Graham Onions of Durham in bowling action during day two of the MCC University game between Durham CCC & Durham UCCE at Emirates Durham ICG in Chester Le Street on Wednesday. Picture: Robert Smith

5:24am Thursday 9th April 2015

GRAHAM Onions is bracing himself for a busy summer in which he hopes to take lots of wickets and raise money for four charities as part of his benefit year.

Uncle Dave expecting big things of Ballance

5:54am Wednesday 8th April 2015

Yorkshire’s Gary Ballance has been tipped to shine for England in the West Indies by his ‘uncle’ Dave Houghton, the former Zimbabwe international.

Jennings records career-best innings

Darlington and Stockton Times: Photo: Robert Smith
Durham CCC v Durham UCCE Day One

Keaton Jennings of Durham hits a four during day one of the MCC University game between Durham CCC & Durham UCCE at Emirates Durham ICG in Chester Le Street on Tuesday 7th April 2015

5:13am Wednesday 8th April 2015

WHILE workmen prepare to lay the foundations for floodlights, the Durham batsmen put down their own platform yesterday in readiness for their attempts to shine this season.

Hodgson challenges fringe players

7:22am Monday 30th March 2015

Roy Hodgson wants his fringe players to prove a point to him in Turin as he prepares to field an "experimental" line-up against Italy.

Quakers fall six points adrift of Salford

7:21am Monday 30th March 2015

Saturday’s washout at Warrington saw Darlington fall further behind the leaders as Salford City took advantage of Quakers’ lack of activity.

Durham enjoy first win of the season

5:10pm Sunday 29th March 2015

Durham manager Lee Sanders praised the early impact of Rebecca Beech as her goal set the Wildcats on the way to their first FA Women’s Super League 2 victory of the season against Oxford United.

Vaioleti and Hodgson recalled by Mowden

Darlington and Stockton Times: RETURN: Ollie Hodgson returns for Mowden against Rosslyn Park today. Picture: STUART BOULTON

7:55am Saturday 28th March 2015

DARLINGTON Mowden Park recall Talite Vaioleti and Ollie Hodgson to their pack after lengthy absences for today's visit of Rosslyn Park to The Northern Echo Arena.

Darlington's defence needs to tighten up

Darlington and Stockton Times: HAT-TRICK HERO: Adam Mitchell celebrates scoring the first goal of his hat-trick in Darlington's 4-2 win over Prescot Cables FC at Heritage Park. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:03am Saturday 28th March 2015

Darlington know they need a return to their miserly defensive ways of earlier in the season if they are to emerge from a potentially pivotal week with their title hopes intact.

Kane continues to ride on the crest of a wave

Darlington and Stockton Times: England's Harry Kane celebrates scoring his sides 4th goal of the game during the UEFA 2016 Qualifying, Group E match at Wembley Stadium, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday March 27, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit shoul

9:52pm Friday 27th March 2015

ENGLAND 4 LITHUANIA 0

Seven wins needed for Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: SEVEN GAMES TO GO: Darlington manager Martin Gray. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

7:02am Friday 27th March 2015

Seven wins from their seven games remaining are required if Darlington are to win the title, believes manager Martin Gray.

Rooney sees bright future for Kane

Darlington and Stockton Times: ONE FoR THE FUTURE: Wayne Rooney, right, says Harry Kane, left, can be an England regular for years. England play Lithuania this evening at Wembley.

5:45am Friday 27th March 2015

Wayne Rooney has backed the "sizzling" Harry Kane to be an England star for many years to come.

Hodgson relaxed over Spurs plans

Darlington and Stockton Times: England's Harry Kane during a training session at St George's Park, Burton Upon Trent. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday March 24, 2015. See PA story SOCCER England. Photo credit should read: David Davies/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Use subject to

5:42am Friday 27th March 2015

Roy Hodgson insists he would be happy for Harry Kane to play in two post-season friendlies this summer as the tension between Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino and the England manager appeared to ease yesterday.

Rhodes ready to replace Lyth

Darlington and Stockton Times: READY: Will Rhodes. By James Buttler/cricketbadger.com

5:32am Friday 27th March 2015

Will Rhodes is ready to step up and fill Adam Lyth’s shoes as an opening batsman when the LV= County Championship starts against Worcestershire at New Road next month.

Gibson returns to England fold

5:26am Friday 27th March 2015

Ottis Gibson will be England's interim fast-bowling coach, in place of David Saker, for next month's tour of his native West Indies.

It's a knockout for Rooney's son

Darlington and Stockton Times: Manchester United's Wayne Rooney celebrates scoring his teams third goal against Tottenham Hotspur mimicking being knocked out during the Barclays Premier League match at Old Trafford, Manchester. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday March 15, 20

5:18am Friday 27th March 2015

Wayne Rooney has revealed his son Kai has been copying his goal celebration in front of his classmates at school.

Clarke: More to come from Australia

Darlington and Stockton Times: Australia's wicketkeeper Brad Haddin celebrates with his team-mates after they defeated India by 95 runs in their Cricket World Cup semifinal in Sydney yesterday. Picture: AP Photo/Rick Rycroft

5:11am Friday 27th March 2015

Australia captain Michael Clarke warned his side were yet to play their perfect game in the World Cup, despite booking their spot in Sunday's final with a 95-run victory over defending champions India.

KP willing to work hard for recall

Darlington and Stockton Times: DETERMINED: Kevin Pietersen says he will do anything to get another England cap. Picture: Adam Davy/PA

5:04am Friday 27th March 2015

Kevin Pietersen is well aware there are still plenty more potential pitfalls on his proposed pathway back into Test cricket.

Gray backing Cartman to hit the goal trail

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE SCORESHEET: Darlington players congratulate Nathan Cartman, right, on scoring in Monday's 5-1 win on New Mills. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

7:38am Thursday 26th March 2015

NATHAN CARTMAN’S goal in Darlington’s win on Monday evening can instigate a good run of form for the striker, hopes manager Martin Gray.

Dyke planning Hodgson deal talks

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW DEAL: England manager Roy Hodgson during a training session at St George’s Park this week. Picture: David Davies/PA

5:53am Thursday 26th March 2015

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke is planning contract talks with Roy Hodgson and Phil Jagielka says the players are "desperate" for the England manager to stay on.

KP hoping to relive his England dream

5:50am Thursday 26th March 2015

Kevin Pietersen is hoping he can relive his England dream after all thanks to the new contract he has signed with Surrey.

Hart excited by England milestone

Darlington and Stockton Times: MILESTONE: Joe Hart is in line to win his 50th cap for England. Picture: David Davies/PA

5:35am Thursday 26th March 2015

Joe Hart feels at the peak of his powers as he prepares to enter an illustrious club of English half-centurions.

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