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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.

Match Report: Sheffield Wednesday 2 Middlesbrough 0

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough FC

5:13pm Saturday 28th February 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH missed an opportunity to go top of the Championship after losing 2-0 at Sheffield Wednesday.

A step by step guide to recovering from hamstring injuries

7:11am Saturday 28th February 2015

TWO weeks ago I wrote about Steven Gerrard’s hamstring injury and since then I’ve been flooded with emails from readers wanting to know more about how to successfully recover from one.

Middlesbrough are benefitting from attacker's AFCON snub, says Karanka

7:02am Saturday 28th February 2015

ALBERT ADOMAH was left out of Ghana’s African Cup of Nations squad, but Aitor Karanka believes the winger will play a leading role in Middlesbrough’s promotion push.

Karanka will not abandon defensive philosophy despite Middlesbrough's lack of goals

6:51am Saturday 28th February 2015

AITOR KARANKA will not abandon his defensive philosophy despite the fact Middlesbrough have scored fewer goals than their promotion rivals.

Deerness gymnasts ready for big weekend

2:32pm Friday 27th February 2015

DEERNESS Gymnastics Academy is aiming high this weekend when its young acrobats enter the Regional NDP (National Development Program) Championships.

Karanka hails goalkeeper's contribution

6:48am Friday 27th February 2015

HE has come to Middlesbrough’s rescue on several occasions this season, but Aitor Karanka insists Dimi Konstantopoulos brings more to the squad than just match-winning saves.

NORTHERN LEAGUE: Chow quits Whitley Bay

6:21am Friday 27th February 2015

WHITLEY Bay legend Paul Chow has suddenly quit the club, and joined Jarrow Roofing.

NORTHERN LEAGUE: Consett are looking up

6:19am Friday 27th February 2015

CONSETT’S new manager Colin Myers believes that the Steelmen are well placed to achieve their ambitions.

UPDATED: Konstantopoulos signs new Middlesbrough contract

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

12:33pm Thursday 26th February 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka admitted his decision to reward Dimi Konstantopoulos with a contract extension was an "easy" one.

FOOTBALL: St Mary's Under-8s secure winter league title

3:28pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

The Under-8 Aces won both games last weekend to win the winter league title starting with a win over HFC United with goals from MoM Charlie Berry, Dylan Robson and Finley Rose.

ANGLING: Helperby hat-trick in RSPS Masters

2:43pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

THE 25th Annual RSPS Team Masters, one of the country’s biggest river events, attracted a huge turnout of 193 anglers to the banks of the river Swale.

ATHLETICS: Richmond ladies score one-two at Snake Lane 10

2:31pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

A fantastic team performance capped an excellent weekend from Richmond and Zetland Harriers athletes.

Heroes of sport honoured

12:20pm Tuesday 24th February 2015

THE unheralded heroes of sport in the region were honoured at this year’s North-East Disability Sports Awards.

Match Analysis: Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0

6:36am Monday 23rd February 2015

WHEN Newcastle United look back on this season they will point to the Etihad Stadium for one of their best performances, but also for one of their worst.

Carver: Strong characters won't let our season end with a whimper

6:32am Monday 23rd February 2015

JOHN CARVER insists Newcastle United have enough characters in the dressing room to ensure their season doesn’t end with a whimper despite Saturday’s crushing defeat at Manchester City.

Match Ratings: Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0

6:08am Monday 23rd February 2015

Match Ratings from Newcastle's 5-0 defeat to Manchester City.

Carver to hold clear the air meeting with his Newcastle squad

Darlington and Stockton Times: IN CHARGE - John Carver will preside over Newcastle's game with Chelsea on Saturday - and is likely to remain in place for the following weekend's game with Southampton

10:17am Sunday 22nd February 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED head coach John Carver will hold a clear the air meeting with his squad tomorrow morning following yesterday’s 5-0 defeat to Manchester City.

Match Report: Manchester City 5 Newcastle United 0

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

7:23pm Saturday 21st February 2015

DAVID SILVA bagged a brace as Newcastle United slumped to a crushing 5-0 defeat at the hands of reigning champions Manchester City.

TAEKWONDO: Willington girl scoops bronze medal

2:54pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

TEN-year-old Amy Bone, of Willington, travelled to Turkey for the 1st ETU Children's European Taekwondo Championships and returned home the proud winner of a bronze medal awarded to her as a beaten semi-finalist.

FUTSAL: Boro storm into Super League

1:52pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH Futsal Club stormed into the Super League with a comfortable victory over Stockport in the final home match of the regular season on Sunday.

GOLF: Round-ups from Catterick and Bedale

12:44pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

Catterick Golf Club

Durham skipper suffers injury blow

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:39pm Tuesday 17th February 2015

DURHAM skipper Caroline Dixon has been ruled out of the entire 2015 season after suffering extensive damage to her knee.

ANGLING: Stubbs leads the way at the Bernard Watson Trophy

11:45am Tuesday 17th February 2015

THE Swale was in good form at the weekend for the Middlesbrough AC Bernard Watson Trophy.

Make sure you know the ins and out of hamstring strains

7:02am Saturday 14th February 2015

IF there’s one injury you just can’t predict, it’s a hamstring strain.

Thirsk earn impressive win against York

11:35am Friday 13th February 2015

Thirsk Hockey Club

Unselfish Woodgate happy to stay in the background at Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: Unselfish Woodgate happy to stay in the background at Middlesbrough

6:32am Thursday 12th February 2015

JONATHAN WOODGATE says he does not deserve to play a prominent role in Middlesbrough’s promotion push, despite producing a stand-out performance on his first start for over five months.

Karanka challenges Middlesbrough to cause another cup upset after claiming top spot in the Championship

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

6:05am Wednesday 11th February 2015

AITOR KARANKA has challenged Middlesbrough to cause another FA Cup upset against Arsenal on Sunday after watching his side go top of the Championship with a 2-1 win at bottom club Blackpool.

Match Ratings: Blackpool 1 Middlesbrough 2

10:32pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

Match Ratings: Blackpool 1 Middlesbrough 2

Match Report: Blackpool 1 Middlesbrough 2

Darlington and Stockton Times:

10:25pm Tuesday 10th February 2015

BLACKPOOL is home to the tallest roller coaster in the United Kingdom, so it was only fitting that Middlesbrough climbed to the top of the Championship at Bloomfield Road last night.

Black Cats face different kind of pressure against travel-sick QPR, claims Poyet

Darlington and Stockton Times: Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland between Sunderland and Chelsea. Sunderland manager Gus Poyet on the touchline.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (13700880)

6:34am Tuesday 10th February 2015

SUNDERLAND head coach Gus Poyet admits his side will have to deal with a different kind of pressure when they start tonight’s match against managerless Queens Park Rangers as favourites.

Press Conference Update: Striker back for Black Cats

Darlington and Stockton Times:

3:33pm Monday 9th February 2015

CONNOR WICKHAM has handed Gus Poyet a fitness boost ahead of tomorrow night’s match against Queens Park Rangers, while Billy Jones is also ready to return.

JUNIOR FOOTBALL: Stockton Yellows end Allstars' unbeaten run

5:30pm Friday 6th February 2015

A huge vote of thanks to all the teams who managed to get their fixtures played last weekend, especially those who were able to finalise some of their earlier Cup rounds which reduces the number of “either/ors” in the live draw, which is now to be carried out on BBC Tees on Wednesday February 11.

INDOOR BOWLS: Aycliffe beat leaders Ferryhill in close-fought match

5:28pm Friday 6th February 2015

TWO games ended up in what at first sight looks like comfortable home wins. The truth is that the scores do not reflect the game as both the victories were achieved by very narrow overall score margins.

FOOTBALL: Only three games survive weather in Teesside League

5:28pm Friday 6th February 2015

ONLY two first and one second division game survived the wet weather this weekend, BEADS had to come from behind before beating North Ormesby 5-1.

Mowden looking to bounce back from first defeat of 2015

Darlington and Stockton Times: Northern's Ed Cawthorne (right) caked in mud near the end of the match against West Hartlepool last weekend	Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

4:39pm Friday 6th February 2015

DARLINGTON Mowden Park coach John Newton says the squad has been working hard to eradicate costly mistakes as they look to get back to winning ways at Fylde this afternoon.

Newcastle's penalty hero sets his sights on Premier League action

Darlington and Stockton Times: PENALTY KING: Newcastle keeper Freddie Woodman makes a save on the way to winning a penalty shoot out during the FA Youth Cup match between Sunderland U18 and Newcastle United U18 at The Stadium of Light Picture: IAN HORROCKS/Sunderland AFC

6:32am Friday 6th February 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED penalty hero Freddie Woodman has targeted a fast promotion to the Premier League and the young goalkeeper believes he is at the right place to achieve his dream of playing at the top.

Magpies win Wear-Tyne derby on penalties

Darlington and Stockton Times: PENALTY KINGS: Newcastle celebrate after they won last night's FA Youth Cup at Sunderland on a penalty shoot out at the Stadium of Light. Picture: Ian Horrocks

10:18pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

FREDDIE WOODMAN saved two penalties to help Newcastle United Under-18s beat rivals Sunderland to reach the FA Youth Cup quarter-finals.

Ben Arfa quashes retirement talk

Darlington and Stockton Times: In full flow: Hatem Ben Arfa has joined Nice but FIFA have ruled he can't play for them this season

5:33pm Wednesday 4th February 2015

HATEM Ben Arfa insists he has no intention of retiring, despite being forced to leave Nice.

Former Newcastle star quashes retirement talk

Darlington and Stockton Times: In full flow: Hatem Ben Arfa has joined Nice but FIFA have ruled he can't play for them this season

4:44pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

HATEM Ben Arfa insists he has no intention of retiring, despite being forced to leave Nice.

Sunderland-born Magpie out to prove Black Cats wrong

4:19pm Tuesday 3rd February 2015

NEWCASTLE UNITED and Sunderland meet in the FA Youth Cup fifth round at the Stadium of Light tonight, and for one Magpies player it will offer the chance to prove a few people wrong.

Tuesday Topic: Who will prevail in the battle for automatic promotion in the Championship?

Darlington and Stockton Times: ON TOP: Eddie Howe's Bournemouth lead the way.Nick Potts/PA

6:59am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

MIDDLESBROUGH’s 1-0 win at Brentford strengthened their quest for an automatic promotion spot, but with seven points separating the Championship’s top six a lot can happen between now and May. Sports Writer Steph Clark goes through the runners and riders and assesses which teams are best placed to finish in the top two.

Santon departs, but Magpies keep hold of midfield star

Darlington and Stockton Times: Stay or go: Davide Santon is being tracked once more by AC Milan (6466187)

6:30am Tuesday 3rd February 2015

DAVIDE Santon completed a loan move back to former club Inter Milan last night, but Newcastle United managed to fight off interest in Moussa Sissoko before last night’s transfer deadline.

Black Cats star urges fans to put their frustrations to one side for Saturday's crucial encounter with Burnley

Darlington and Stockton Times: SAFE HANDS: Sunderland's Costel Pantilimon	Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:10am Friday 30th January 2015

SUNDERLAND goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon has urged supporters to stand by the team even if Saturday’s crucial match with Burnley doesn’t go their way early on.

Boro new boy Adam Forshaw expects a battle for a place in Aitor Karanka's team

Darlington and Stockton Times: Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka during the FA Cup Fourth Round match at the Etihad Stadium, Manchester

6:32am Thursday 29th January 2015

NEW Middlesbrough signing Adam Forshaw expects a battle for place in Aitor Karanka’s starting line-up, but the midfielder is ready to put a difficult few months behind him by helping the Teessiders secure promotion.

Black Cats are fighting for their lives but formation change is no excuse, insists midfielder

Darlington and Stockton Times: NO EXCUSES: Liam Bridcutt in action for Sunderland against Fulham on Saturday	Picture: TOM BANKS

6:32am Thursday 29th January 2015

SUNDERLAND midfielder Liam Bridcutt insists Gus Poyet’s formation change is no excuse for poor performances after admitting the Black Cats are fighting for Premier League survival.

Carver issues rallying cry as striker prepares for Tyneside return

Darlington and Stockton Times: BOOST: Papiss Cisse could return to Premier League action this weekend following Senegal's exit from the African Cup of Nations Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

6:17am Thursday 29th January 2015

JOHN CARVER will not allow Newcastle United’s season peter out - and Papiss Cisse could provide the head coach with a welcome boost following Senegal’s exit from the African Cup of Nations.

Johnson and Brown offer Poyet injury boost, but Cattermole return not as clear-cut

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:11pm Wednesday 28th January 2015

GUS POYET had revealed Adam Johnson and Wes Brown should be fit for Saturday’s match against Burnley, but admitted there are still question marks over Lee Cattermole’s return.

O'Shea focused on job in hand

Darlington and Stockton Times: Shut out: Sunderland's John O'Shea (left) keeps an eye on Aston Villa's Christian Benteke

6:32am Wednesday 28th January 2015

JOHN O’SHEA insists Sunderland are not looking beyond next week’s FA Cup fourth-round replay with Fulham, despite the incentive of a fifth round tie against League One side Bradford City.

ROLLER HOCKEY: Middlesbrough secure vital win at Bury St Edmunds

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:18pm Tuesday 27th January 2015

Middlsbrough Roller Hockey secured a 6-4 win over Bury St Edmunds in the National Premier League.

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