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Match Analysis: West Ham United 1 Sunderland 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sunderland's Jermain Defoe rues a missed chance against West Ham United during the Barclays Premier League match at Upton Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday March 21, 2015. See PA story SOCCER West Ham. Photo credit should read:

7:04am Monday 23rd March 2015

IF Dick Advocaat needed a crash course on why Sunderland are fighting for survival then this was the perfect lesson.

Match Ratings: West Ham United 1 Sunderland 0

7:01am Monday 23rd March 2015

Match Ratings from Sunderland's defeat to West Ham in Dick Advocaat's first game in charge

Eagles on course for clean sweep after BBL Trophy final win over Leicester Riders

5:58pm Sunday 22nd March 2015

Newcastle Eagles 96

Match Report: West Ham United 1 Sunderland 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: EXTENDED: Police extend bail of Sunderland midfielder Adam Johnson (20894613)

7:27pm Saturday 21st March 2015

DICK ADVOCAAT’S reign at Sunderland got off to a losing start after Diafra Sakho scored a late winner for West Ham United at the Boleyn Ground.

"We are all fighting for our futures," warns Magpies head coach

Darlington and Stockton Times: WARNING: John Carver has reminded his Newcastle United squad that a summer clear-out will happen

7:02am Saturday 21st March 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED head coach John Carver has reminded his squad that there will be a summer clear out after he dismissed accusations they were playing with their ‘flip flops on’ at Everton last week.

Carver backs his Flying Dutchman to deal with Arsenal's in-form strikers

Darlington and Stockton Times: SLOTTING IN: Daryl Janmaat is expected to play at centre-back in Newcastle's next three matches - even though his experience of the position is extremely limited

7:02am Saturday 21st March 2015

DARYL JANMAAT will step into an unfamiliar role when he lines up as a central defender against Arsenal this afternoon, but John Carver is confident the Newcastle United right-back will be able to deal with the Gunners in-form front line.

Eagles out to claim second trophy of season

7:01am Saturday 21st March 2015

NEWCASTLE Eagles can claim their second silverware of the season when they take on Leicester Riders in the BBL Trophy final in Glasgow tomorrow.

Lifting the lid on late fitness tests

7:01am Saturday 21st March 2015

I was looking through the Premier League injury list this week and there was one thing that stood out more than anything else – the term ‘late fitness test’.

ROUND-UP: Hockey, Indoor Bowls and Fishing

4:43pm Friday 20th March 2015

Hockey

GYMNASTICS: More success for Deerness

Darlington and Stockton Times: ALL SMILES: Deerness Gymnastics Academy

4:24pm Friday 20th March 2015

DEERNESS Gymnastics Academy got their season off to a flying start when its young acrobats returned from the Regional NDP (National Development Program) Championships with five gold, one silver and two bronze medals.

SENIOR FOOTBALL: Thirsk Falcons in County Cup joy

Darlington and Stockton Times: JUBILATION: Thirsk Falcons celebrate winning the North Riding FA Saturday County Cup

2:55pm Friday 20th March 2015

THIRSK FALCONS lifted the North Riding FA Saturday County Cup after a 4-2 win over Malton St Mary’s.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Redcar Town Blues edged out in semi-final

Darlington and Stockton Times: Bishop Auckland St Mary's Under-7s Aces and Kings before they played each other in the semi-finals of the League Cup

2:30pm Friday 20th March 2015

Redcar Town

ANGLING: Floods a spoiler on last day of season

1:00pm Friday 20th March 2015

THE final day of the Coarse Fishing Season on all rivers ended on a disappointing note with poor returns on high and swollen rivers.

Sedgefield girl claims British judo title

Darlington and Stockton Times: GOLDEN GIRL: Mia Tierney, 12, from Sedgefield, won the top prize in her category at the British Schools Championships. Below, fellow Destination Judo members Becky Butler, Kazia Simpson, Mae Bostock, Grace McGlone and Charlotte Kendal

7:02am Friday 20th March 2015

AFTER claiming her first British title a County Durham girl has set her sights on securing a place in the national judo squad.

Newcastle owner Mike Ashley has acknowledged the club should have spent in January

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:01am Friday 20th March 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED owner Mike Ashley has acknowledged that the squad should have been strengthened in January after John Carver was left with only 13 fit senior outfield players.

Press Conference Update: Carver hits back at suggestions his players are already thinking about their summer holidays

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

2:27pm Thursday 19th March 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED head coach John Carver has hit back at claims his squad are already thinking about their summer holidays.

FA VASE: Shields target more away day joy

11:31am Thursday 19th March 2015

North Shields skipper Kevin Hughes is hoping that Shields have the same long distance good fortune at Highworth today as they had in the last round.

NORTHERN LEAGUE: Shildon team to climb Mount Kilimanjaro for charity

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON THE BALL: Bishop Auckland's Graham Irvine defends against Shildon's Ben Wood	Picture: TOM BANKS

11:30am Thursday 19th March 2015

Shildon manager Gary Forrest and coach Phil Brumwell have said for years that trying to win the Northern League title is like climbing a mountain – and now they’re going to do it for real, by climbing Mount Kilimanjaro.

Durham aim to join neighbours Sunderland at top table of women's football

Darlington and Stockton Times: NEW ARRIVAL: Rachel Lee became Durham's fifth summer signing after joining from Bradford City yesterday

7:03am Thursday 19th March 2015

AFTER watching Sunderland win promotion to the FA Women’s Super League 1 last season, Durham have set their sights on joining their neighbours at the top table of women’s football.

MOTORSPORT: Drew takes victory at opening weekend of Junior Rallycross Championship

Darlington and Stockton Times: CROFT: Mad Mark Watson, struggled with a down on power car

7:02am Thursday 19th March 2015

After the disappointment of narrowly missing out on the title to her friend and rival Charlie Bean last year, Northallerton’s Drew Bellerby got her 2015 MSA Junior Rallycross Championship off to a brilliant start by taking victory at the opening round held at Croft Circuit last Sunday.

Long-term absentee provides Carver with welcome injury boost

Darlington and Stockton Times: RETURN: Newcastle United's Siem de Jong will return to training today after recovering from a collapsed lung

10:32pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

SIEM DE JONG will provide Newcastle United head coach John Carver with a welcome boost when he returns to training this morning.

ATHLETICS: Runners tackle Lightwater Valley 10k

Darlington and Stockton Times: ALL SMILES: Darlington Harriers, l-r, Ellie Phillips, Katie Noble, Stella Jones, Megan Noble and India Pentland, who represented the North-East in the recent Inter Counties Cross-Country Championships

12:36pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Thirsk and Sowerby Harriers

Match Ratings: Sunderland 0 Aston Villa 4

Darlington and Stockton Times: BAD DAY: Sunderland's Steven Fletcher	reacts after missing a rare chance for his team	Picture: Owen Humphreys/PA

7:02am Monday 16th March 2015

Match ratings and statistics from Sunderland's crushing home defeat to Aston Villa.

Match Report: Sunderland 0 Aston Villa 4

Darlington and Stockton Times: FAN FRUSTRATION: Disgruntled Sunderland fans try to get to the dugout during Aston Villa's 4-0 win at the Stadium of Light		Picture: OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA

6:40am Monday 16th March 2015

IT spoke volumes that some of the sell-out crowd at the Stadium of Light had seen enough a mere 16 minutes into the game.

Black Cats head coach denies he has lost dressing room after humiliating home defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times: UNDER PRESSURE: Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet cuts a lonely figure in the technical area during Sunderland's 4-0 home defeat to Aston Villa			Picture: OWEN HUMPHREYS/PA

6:34am Monday 16th March 2015

GUS POYET denies he has lost respect of the Sunderland dressing room after a shambolic home performance against Aston Villa saw the Black Cats slip closer to the Premier League’s bottom three.

Sunderland overcome Durham in final warm-up game

4:13pm Sunday 15th March 2015

SUNDERLAND Ladies concluded their FA WSL 1 preparations with a comfortable derby win over Durham Women.

Black Cats boss will not walk away after crushing home defeat

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:59pm Saturday 14th March 2015

GUS POYET insisted he will not walk away from Sunderland after watching his side fall to a humiliating 4-0 home defeat to Aston Villa.

UPDATED GALLERY: Sunderland 0 Aston Villa 4

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:53pm Saturday 14th March 2015

SUNDERLAND suffered a humiliating 4-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa in a result that will increase the pressure on head coach Gus Poyet.

Carver confident strike duo can fill void left by Newcastle's top scorer

Darlington and Stockton Times: YOUNG GUN: Ayoze Perez will get another chance to impress for Newcastle United against Everton

7:02am Saturday 14th March 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED head coach John Carver is confident Ayoze Perez and Emmanuel Riviere can fill the void left by Papiss Cisse, who starts a seven-match ban for spitting this weekend.

North-East players and coach selected to represent Team GB at Special Olympics

Darlington and Stockton Times: CALL-UPS: Beamish Dynamos, l-r, Brad Whitfield, Rob Coltman, Alex Sawyer Copus, Andy Hetherington and Michael MacGurk

7:02am Saturday 14th March 2015

A quartet of North-East footballers has been selected to represent Great Britain at the Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles this year.

Nobbs named vice-captain of England

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:55pm Friday 13th March 2015

COUNTY DURHAM’S Jordan Nobbs has been named vice-captain of England Women.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Spraire Eagles get off to winning start

Darlington and Stockton Times: JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Spraire Eagles get off to winning start

10:39am Friday 13th March 2015

Spraire Lasses

ANGLING: Big weight at Yarm March Open

9:46am Friday 13th March 2015

The Tees hosted three events last weekend with the best weight coming during the Yarm AL March Open 25.15.0.

Give John Carver the Newcastle United job beyond this season

Darlington and Stockton Times: DEFEAT: Newcastle United manager John Carver during the Barclays Premier League match at St James' Park

7:04am Wednesday 11th March 2015

STEVE HARPER would like to see John Carver given the Newcastle United job beyond the end of the season and insisted the former number two is more than capable of stepping up to frontline management on a regular basis.

ATHLETICS: Rabjohn continues excellent form

Darlington and Stockton Times: WELL DONE: (L-R) Dr Bryan English, Head of Sports Medicine at Middlesbrough FC, Christian Brown of Darlington Triathlon Club and Harry Springall, Manager of Tri Kudu at Richmond

5:45pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

Richmond and Zetland Harriers

JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Hartnett stars in Redcar win

Darlington and Stockton Times: GIVING BACK: Bishop Auckland St Mary's Juniors chairman Steve Coulthard donated strips to children in Tanzania

5:08pm Tuesday 10th March 2015

Redcar Town

SWIMMING: Billingham swimmers crowned county champions

Darlington and Stockton Times: STARS: Billingham ASC swimmers at the Northumberland and Durham County Swimming Championships

10:58am Tuesday 10th March 2015

Northumberland & Durham County Swimming Championships

'You go into shock, you go blank', Newcastle midfielder Jonas Gutierrez shares his cancer story

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:04am Tuesday 10th March 2015

JONAS GUTIERREZ made his comeback from testicular cancer in Newcastle United ’s defeat to Manchester United last Wednesday. Sports writer Steph Clark spoke to the midfielder about his battle against the disease and how he wants to help raise awareness to prevent others from suffering.

Newcastle midfielder is focused on enjoying his football after making long-awaited return

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:02am Tuesday 10th March 2015

JONAS GUTIERREZ knows he has a fight on his hands to claim a regular starting place in Newcastle United’s final ten games, but the midfielder insists his main aim is to enjoy playing again after recovering from testicular cancer.

Karanka never doubted the mental strength of his Middlesbrough squad

Darlington and Stockton Times: PROUD: Aitor Karanka is happy with Middlesbrough's progress after claiming the club has spent "nothing" in comparison to their promotion rivals			Picture: JACK PHILLIPS/CAMERASPORT

6:25am Wednesday 4th March 2015

AITOR KARANKA insisted he never doubted his team’s mental strength after Middlesbrough returned to the top of the Championship last night.

Match Ratings: Middlesbrough 3 Millwall 0

10:22pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Match Ratings and stats from Middlesbrough's win over Millwall

Boro return to the top after taming Lions

Darlington and Stockton Times: Dated: 03/03/2015
Sky Bet Championship
Middlesbrough vs Millwall at the Riverside Stadium tonight 
Goal! Middlesbrough 1, Millwall 0. Patrick Bamford (Middlesbrough) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the top left corner. Assisted by Lee Tomli

10:08pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Middlesbrough 3

Match Report: Middlesbrough 3 Millwall 0

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:50am Wednesday 4th March 2015

THE Championship rollercoaster has plenty of twists and turns left in it yet, but Middlesbrough got their promotion push back on track with a convincing win over Millwall last night.

ATHLETICS: Clifford first home for Evenwood in Cumbria

Darlington and Stockton Times: ATHLETICS: Clifford first home for Evenwood in Cumbria

5:09pm Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Evenwood Road Runners

Proud Karanka hails Middlesbrough's progress after "spending nothing"

Darlington and Stockton Times: PROUD: Aitor Karanka is happy with Middlesbrough's progress after claiming the club has spent "nothing" in comparison to their promotion rivals			Picture: JACK PHILLIPS/CAMERASPORT

6:30am Tuesday 3rd March 2015

AITOR KARANKA claims Middlesbrough’s position in the Championship is even more impressive given the club’s financial budget in comparison to others.

Press Conference Update: Boro consider taking action over allegations Jose Semedo spat at Grant Leadbitter

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:07pm Monday 2nd March 2015

AITOR KARANKA has confirmed Middlesbrough are considering taking further action over an incident in which Sheffield Wednesday captain Jose Semedo was alleged to have spat at Grant Leadbitter.

Match Analysis: Sheffield Wednesday 2 Middlesbrough 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: Photographer Jack Phillips/CameraSport

Football - The Football League Sky Bet Championship - Sheffield Wednesday v Middlesbrough - Saturday 28th February 2015 - Hillsborough - Sheffield

© CameraSport - 43 Linden Ave. Countesthorpe. Leicester. England.

6:30am Monday 2nd March 2015

IN an ever changing world there are still some things which you can depend on. In this instance, it’s that Middlesbrough always struggle at Sheffield Wednesday.

Match Ratings: Sheffield Wednesday 2 Middlesbrough 0

6:26am Monday 2nd March 2015

Stats and ratings from Middlesbrough's defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

Aitor Karanka calls for some perspective after Middlesbrough suffer second defeat in three

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:13am Monday 2nd March 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka has called for some perspective after his side missed the chance to reclaim top spot in the Championship.

Karanka: I must learn from my mistakes

Darlington and Stockton Times: Aitor Karanka

9:49am Sunday 1st March 2015

AITOR KARANKA admitted he made mistakes which led to Middlesbrough’s 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday.

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