Sunderland boss ready to leave Boro and Burnley target at home

Darlington and Stockton Times: Competition: Steven Fletcher, blue, is one of the strikers keeping Danny Graham out of Gustavo Poyet's thinking. Picture: Chris Booth

7:02am Friday 25th July 2014

SUNDERLAND will fly out to Portugal later today when Danny Graham will be among those left behind looking for a new club.

Karanka reveals why he didn't sign Jozsef Varga, as right-back search goes on

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:01am Friday 25th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka believes he made the right decision not to sign Jozsef Varga, despite being frustrated in his search for a new right-back this summer.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough): Friday, July 25

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

The Magpies might be in New Zealand but there are still calls going in from St James’ Park in a bid to strengthen Alan Pardew’s squad.

Darlington draws in first round of Doodson Sports League Challenge Cup

10:52am Thursday 24th July 2014

The first round draw for the Doodson Sports League Challenge Cup was made yesterday and it saw Darlington paired with Whitby Town. The game will take place at Heritage Park on Wednesday, November 12.

Karanka considers other midfield targets

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:32pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka will turn to other midfield targets if Huddersfield Town refuse to lower their valuation of Adam Clayton.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough): Thursday, July 24

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:28pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

There is a new name in the frame to become Alan Pardew’s next signing. A new day, a different player; this time the England youth international Eric Dier.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough): Wednesday, July 23

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MAURICIO ISLA, the £14m deal, the claims and the counter-claims. Either way, it is a deal that will not be happening so Newcastle United fans can forget it.

Boro face extra competition to land Belgian hot-shot

Darlington and Stockton Times: Boro bound? Jelle Vossen would prefer a move to the Riverside

10:02pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have been warned there is extra competition for the signature of striker Jelle Vossen as the drive to enhance Aitor Karanka’s squad continues.

Karanka to press ahead with transfer plans upon return from Spain

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pondering: Aitor Karanka is thinking of new signings

7:02am Tuesday 22nd July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka will step up attempts to strengthen his squad upon returning from the club’s pre-season tour in Spain this week.

Darlington hoping to bring Mitchell back to the club

9:51am Monday 21st July 2014

DARLINGTON have welcomed Adam Mitchell back into the fold and are hoping to re-sign him before the season.

Omeruo announces he is rejoining Middlesbrough

Darlington and Stockton Times: COMING BACK: Kenneth Omeruo has announced he is rejoining Middlesbrough next season

6:26pm Sunday 20th July 2014

KENNETH OMERUO has confirmed he is rejoining Middlesbrough on a season-long loan, with the Chelsea defender expected to link up with the rest of Aitor Karanka’s squad before the end of the week.

Boro's pre-season ball work paying dividends

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pondering: Aitor Karanka is thinking of new signings

1:15pm Sunday 20th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH’S players have seen plenty of the ball this pre-season – and George Friend feels the effects are already clear to see.

Match Report: Darlington 1 Sunderland 5

Darlington and Stockton Times:

5:11pm Saturday 19th July 2014

SUNDERLAND kicked off their pre-season preparations with a successful run out as they claimed a 5-1 win over Darlington at Heritage Park.

Darlington ready for Sunderland test

Darlington and Stockton Times: PRE-SEASON: Martin Gray’s Darlington welcome Sunderland to Heritage Park this afternoon

7:03am Saturday 19th July 2014

DARLINGTON manager Martin Gray hopes his players will “rise to the occasion” when they welcome Sunderland to Heritage Park this afternoon.

Middlesbrough confident of improvements in today's game

Darlington and Stockton Times: IMPROVEMENTS REQUIRED: Craig Hignett admits Middlesbrough have to step up in standard when they return to action in Spain this afternoon

7:02am Saturday 19th July 2014

CRAIG HIGNETT is expecting his Middlesbrough players to produce a much-improved display when they play the second game of their Spanish training break this morning.

NYSD League: No easy pickings for the Quakers

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:48pm Friday 18th July 2014

DARLINGTON take their faltering form to Redcar tomorrow, where they hope to get their title bid back on track following a couple of recent setbacks.

Darlington Building Society ECB NYSD Premier League

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:46pm Friday 18th July 2014

A SURPRISE defeat for the leaders, Darlington, has opened up the championship fight with five clubs now back in the reckoning and the second half of the season set for a grandstand finish.

Inshore Fisheries Langbaurgh League

12:45pm Friday 18th July 2014

STAFFORD PLACE’S grip at the top of Division One shows no sign of weakening, their latest victory coming last Saturday by a huge margin as they hammered relegation-threatened Hutton Rudby by 190 runs.

Cummins Darlington and District League

12:44pm Friday 18th July 2014

RABY CASTLE toppled Middleton St George to throw a huge spanner into their title works, and with Rockliffe Park winning again the reigning champions now hold a 28-point advantage at the top of the table.

Thirsk still top the pile as title battle heats up

12:44pm Friday 18th July 2014

THIRSK’S win over Alne kept them at the top the First Division of the Pilmoor Evening Cricket League as the season enters its final stages.

Sorry Slingsby made to pay for depleted squad

12:43pm Friday 18th July 2014

SLINGSBY Cricket Club, members of the Feversham League, appear to be symbolising the problems experienced by a number of village clubs in attempting to fulfil evening fixtures with a full complement of 11 players.

Petch claims fourth place in tough rally racing conditions

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:42pm Friday 18th July 2014

HAMSTERLEY rally driver Stephen Petch and his Northallerton co-driver Ian Windress battled a strong field of the season as well as the dry and dusty conditions to take a fourth place finish on last Saturday’s Nick Grist Stages Rally in Wales.

Austermuhle wins Trophy Trial

12:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

A BATTERED Ian Austermuhle won the 65th Allan Jefferies Trophy Trial on Sunday from a troubled Rob Waite and an attacking Ross Crosby.

Johnston celebrates double win

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:40pm Friday 18th July 2014

IT’S THE busiest time of the year, meetings day and night and the yard of Mark Johnston continues to churn out the winners.

Straker causes a Storm

Darlington and Stockton Times:

12:39pm Friday 18th July 2014

THE niece of an OIympic silver medallist is challenging to be selected for the British eventing team, only 18 months after taking up the discipline.

Equestrian round-up

12:38pm Friday 18th July 2014

A HUGE entry in the junior class in the area show jumping event at Askham Bryan recently saw 90 competitors riding two rounds each testing the riders ability and stamina.

Gibson keen to build on breakthrough season, as Karanka eyes Chelsea midfielder

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

7:02am Friday 18th July 2014

HAVING watched Kenneth Omeruo grace the World Cup stage with Nigeria, Middlesbrough defender Ben Gibson has set his sights of a more prominent international role in England’s Under-21 set-up – but only after he helps Middlesbrough challenge for promotion.

Quakers to face Spennymoor in opening week of new season as Evo-Stik League fixtures announced

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:29pm Thursday 17th July 2014

NEIGHBOURS Darlington and Spennymoor Town will play each other in the opening week of the 2014-15 season in the Evo-Stik League First Division North.

Quakers kit sponsorship available

3:05pm Thursday 17th July 2014

Darlington are offering kit sponsorship packages for player’s full home or away kit for £150.

Karanka dealt new injury blow as Boro lose opening friendly

Darlington and Stockton Times: INJURY BLOW: Emmanuel Ledesma will miss the start of the season after breaking a metatarsal in training

7:32pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

EMMANUEL LEDESMA will miss the start of the Championship season after breaking his metatarsal in training.

Sunderland's friendly with Darlington is an all-ticket affair

Darlington and Stockton Times: Football Team Logo for Sunderland

1:02pm Wednesday 16th July 2014

SUNDERLAND supporters have been warned that Saturday's pre-season game with Darlington is all-ticket - with no tickets available on the day of the game.

Ledesma to miss the start of Middlesbrough's season

Darlington and Stockton Times: DELAYED: Ledesma on the ball last night. He missed the team bus due to the wet weather on Teesside

10:20am Wednesday 16th July 2014

EMMANUEL LEDESMA will miss the start of the Championship season after breaking his metatarsal in training.

Armstrong bags a brace in Darlington win

3:09pm Thursday 17th July 2014

New signing Grame Armstrong netted two of Darlington’s four goals before the break as they swept aside Northallerton Town 5-0 in Tuesday night's friendly.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough): Wednesday, July 16

Darlington and Stockton Times:

8:07am Wednesday 16th July 2014

FOR a change why don't we start with an ex-Sunderland man and Hartlepool United. It's always good to see a local sporting hero return to the region and Tommy Miller is that man this week.

Boro could still land Vossen - at the right price

Darlington and Stockton Times: Wanted man: Jelle Vossen is keen for a move to Boro

8:02pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

JELLE VOSSEN remains keen on a move to Middlesbrough and insists the door is still open for him to move to the Riverside Stadium.

Middlesbrough striker Jutkiewicz completes move to Burnley

Darlington and Stockton Times:

2:15pm Tuesday 15th July 2014

LUKAS JUTKIEWICZ has left Middlesbrough to join newly-promoted Premier League side Burnley on a three-year deal.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough): Tuesday, July 15

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014

LATE night emails and confirmation tweets are fast becoming the norm this transfer window and last night was no different. This time Middlesbrough thought they would get in on the act.

New defender could team up with Boro in Spain

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pondering: Aitor Karanka is thinking of new signings

6:03am Tuesday 15th July 2014

AITOR KARANKA arrived in Spain last night with his Middlesbrough squad and there is every chance a new right-back will join them later in the week.

Boro confirm Kike deal as Juke heads for Burnley

10:21pm Monday 14th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have completed the signing of Spanish striker Kike tonight.

Quakers lose first friendly

11:33am Friday 18th July 2014

Darlington manager Martin Gray was pleased with his side’s performance in the testimonial for Newcastle Benfield keeper Andrew Grainger on Saturday.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough): Monday, July 14

Darlington and Stockton Times:

7:00am Monday 14th July 2014

AND finally we have a positive outcome in the Remy Cabella saga. Every transfer window has its on-off deals and Cabella has been THAT very one.

Jutkiewicz deal to be confirmed as Boro try to land a Terrier

Darlington and Stockton Times:

6:32am Monday 14th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH hope Lukas Jutkiewicz’s imminent departure will help them to persuade Huddersfield Town to sell midfielder Adam Clayton this week.

Karanka keen to follow-up Kike capture with more signings

Darlington and Stockton Times: Pondering: Aitor Karanka is thinking of new signings

7:01am Saturday 12th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH will complete the 3.5m Euros signing of Spanish striker Kike next week, and head coach Aitor Karanka will now press ahead in the hope of adding another front man to his squad.

Hatch and Armstrong set to play at Newcastle Benfield

7:00am Saturday 12th July 2014

NEW signings Liam Hatch and Graeme Armstrong will both line-up for Darlington in their first pre-season friendly this afternoon.

Barney are in good spirits

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:56pm Friday 11th July 2014

BARNARD CASTLE head to Feethams in the very best of spirits after their midweek success in reaching the Kerridge Cup final for the first time in their history.

Duff starts second decade in Premier

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:55pm Friday 11th July 2014

IT IS ten years since 36-year-old, ex-Bedale High School student Michael Duff signed for Burnley and he now begins his second decade at Turf Moor as a Premiership player.

Town hold trial to find players of ‘promise’

4:54pm Friday 11th July 2014

GUISBOROUGH TOWN are holding another trial session for promising young U23 players on Sunday, between 4-6pm at Southlands Centre, Middlesbrough Last season several of Guisborough’s progressive and successful young development side broke into the ranks of the Guisborough senior squad. One of last season’s star strikers, Mikey Roberts, started off in Guisborough’s younger ranks and has now moved onwards and upwards to one of the area’s biggest non-league clubs, Spennymoor Town.

Allott falls just short of earning a place in history

4:54pm Friday 11th July 2014

ON A gloriously sunny evening in Bilsdale, Spout House, who batted first, entertained Slingsby in a Feversham Cricket League fixture.

Batsmen fill their boots in Sedgefield run-fest

Darlington and Stockton Times:

4:53pm Friday 11th July 2014

LESS than 24 hours after landing back in the UK following the long journey from Sri Lanka, Nisal Randika showed no sign of jet lag as he smashed a faultless century to lift the spirits of struggling Sedgefield.

Riders ‘on trial’ to raise charity funds

4:46pm Friday 11th July 2014

FOLLOWING hard on the heels of a successful charity trial in Farndale, Hull AC ran the Jack Howden Trophy Charity Trial, incorporating the East Yorks Centre Championship and Inter Club Team Trial.

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