Newcastle keen to give youth a chance as Pardew weighs up Arsenal options

The Northern Echo: Plans: Alan Pardew is keen for plenty signings

7:01am Friday 25th July 2014

ALAN PARDEW looks set to give youth its chance once more against Wellington Phoenix tomorrow morning, as work goes on back on Tyneside to strengthen his attacking ranks.

Drinkhall satisfied as England's table tennis team progresses

The Northern Echo: Action includes the North East's Aimee Willmott in action in the pool and Paul Drinkhall in table tennis.

12:52pm Friday 25th July 2014

PAUL DRINKHALL has expressed his satisfaction after England's men's table tennis team progressed to the quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games without dropping a set.

Attention turns to Royal London Cup after T20 exit

12:14pm Friday 25th July 2014

THERE will be an inevitable air of anti-climax when Durham complete their NatWest T20 Blast programme at home to holders Northamptonshire this evening.

Quarter-final place at stake as Tykes face Outlaws

The Northern Echo:

10:05am Friday 25th July 2014

RYAN SIDEBOTTOM believes Yorkshire will have done it the hard way if they qualify for the NatWest T20 Blast quarter-finals tonight.

Lancashire v Durham Natwest T20 Blast (Day One)

The Northern Echo:

10:04am Friday 25th July 2014

DURHAM are hoping a disappointing Twenty20 campaign will not deter the fans from turning out in force for the final match at home to holders Northamptonshire this evening.

Sunderland boss ready to leave Boro and Burnley target at home

The Northern Echo: 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

The Northern Echo:

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.

Scott Wilson Column: It's time for the North-East to bid to stage the Commonwealth Games

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 25th July 2014

I’VE been in Glasgow for a couple of days now, and it’s already clear that this is a city determined to enjoy itself.

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

The Northern Echo:

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.

No seat for Danny Graham on flight to Algarve as striker looks for new club

The Northern Echo: HEADING BACK: Danny Graham is set to start pre-season training with Sunderland after finishing a loan spell at Middlesbrough

6:00am 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.

Sunderland target Chelsea defender after Alonso deal stalls

The Northern Echo:

12:48am Friday 25th July 2014

Sunderland are pressing ahead with an attempt to land Patrick van Aanholt from Chelsea.

Wiggins says he will swaps tours for track

The Northern Echo:

9:57am Friday 25th July 2014

SIR Bradley Wiggins appeared to call time on his Grand Tour career after picking up a silver medal on his track comeback at the Commonwealth Games.

Farah: I had no choice

The Northern Echo:

9:56am Friday 25th July 2014

MO FARAH insisted he had no choice but to pull out of the Commonwealth Games through illness, as more of the star quality due to be on show in Glasgow disappeared.

Airey happy to help England win ugly

The Northern Echo:

9:54am Friday 25th July 2014

STUART AIREY insists England’s lawn bowls men’s triples team aren’t afraid to win ugly after two opening-day victories marked a perfect start to their quest for Commonwealth Games gold.

Le Fevre hoping to make an impact

9:53am Friday 25th July 2014

IT has been a busy year for table tennis starlet Karina Le Fevre and after turning 21 last week she is hoping to cap it off with a Commonwealth Games medal.

Commonwealth Games Live: Thursday, July 24 (evening session)

The Northern Echo:

6:37pm Thursday 24th July 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson provides live coverage as Teesside swimmer Aimee Willmott goes for gold at the Commonwealth Games

Commonwealth Games Live Blog: Thursday, July 24 (am)

The Northern Echo:

10:14am Thursday 24th July 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson provides live coverage from the opening morning of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

Harrogate squash star happy with Commonwealth experience

The Northern Echo:

9:49pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HARROGATE’S James Willstrop praised the Glasgow crowds after enjoying a double success on the opening day of the men’s singles squash tournament.

Willmott admits to mixed emotions after winning Commonwealth Games silver

The Northern Echo:

9:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

AIMEE WILLMOTT admitted to mixed emotions as she claimed the biggest success of her swimming career by claiming a silver medal on the opening day of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Hartlepool boss remaining patient in transfer search as Sunderland manager gets frustrated

The Northern Echo: Summer signing: Stuart Parnaby played his first game at Victoria Park for Hartlepool United (pink/black) against Sunderland on Wednesday. Picture: Chris Booth

6:35pm Thursday 24th July 2014

COLIN COOPER does not think having a Premier League transfer budget necessarily makes things easier on the transfer front, despite having to be patient in his wait to add to his Hartlepool United squad.

Drinkhall admits there is room for improvement after England win opening table tennis game

The Northern Echo: Action includes the North East's Aimee Willmott in action in the pool and Paul Drinkhall in table tennis.

3:47pm Thursday 24th July 2014

PAUL DRINKHALL admits England's men's table tennis team were not at their best as they won their opening Commonwealth Games fixture against Jamaica - but the North-Easterner expects to see major improvements as the tournament goes on.

Darlington's Stuart Hall wants his IBF title back

3:11pm Thursday 24th July 2014

STUART HALL has paid tribute to promoter Dennis Hobson for earning him a crack at becoming world champion for a second time.

Hartlepool's Lowe happy with Commonwealth Games qualifying swim

The Northern Echo: EXPERIENCED HEAD: Hartlepool’s Jemma Lowe helped Great Britain to a sixth place finish in the women’s team medley at the World Championsips

12:24pm Thursday 24th July 2014

HARTLEPOOL'S Jemma Lowe was satisfied with her performance as she qualified for this evening's semi-finals of the Commonwealth Games 100m butterfly as the fourth-fastest swimmer.

Middlesbrough swimmer Willmott makes Commonwealth Games final

The Northern Echo:

11:14am Thursday 24th July 2014

AIMEE WILLMOTT is targeting a Commonwealth Games gold medal after qualifying for this evening's 400m Individual Medley final with an accomplished performance on the opening morning of competition in Glasgow.

Spennymoor Town to play Hartlepool in pre-season friendly next month

10:54am Thursday 24th July 2014

Spennymoor Town will play Hartlepool United in a pre-season friendly next month. The game is scheduled to be played at the Brewery Field on Monday, August 4 (7.30pm). Admission is £4 adults with a £2 charge for concessions.

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.

Falcons focused on winning Rugby Sevens, says Kibirige

The Northern Echo: Rugby 7's: Zach Kibirige and Talite Vaioleti at The Northern Echo Arena. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (8551267)

7:01am Thursday 24th July 2014

ZACH KIBIRIGE will not be fit to play in next weekend’s Premiership Rugby 7s series in Darlington, but the winger insists Newcastle Falcons will be focused on winning the competition rather than using it as a step up in their pre-season preparations.

Commonwealth Games: North-East swimming star determined to silence the opening-day Scottish crowds

The Northern Echo: Aimee Willmott from Middlesbrough who will be talking about mixing her top class swimming with her studies at Teesside Univerisity on Tuesday, September 24

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

IT has been billed as the biggest night in Scottish sport, but Teesside swimmer Aimee Willmott is determined to ruin the host nation’s party on the opening evening of competition at the Commonwealth Games.

Commonwealth Games: Drinkhall determined to add to his Commonwealth medal haul in Glasgow

The Northern Echo: Action includes the North East's Aimee Willmott in action in the pool and Paul Drinkhall in table tennis.

7:00am Thursday 24th July 2014

PAUL DRINKHALL will compete in four events at the Commonwealth Games – and the Loftus table tennis star is targeting a medal in every one of them.

Golf shorts: New coach, Brancepeth's move and young golfers shine

The Northern Echo: New role: John Vallely has taken on a new job as coach at Gateshead College

6:32am Thursday 24th July 2014

GATESHEAD College has recruited a talented sports coach to head up its golf academy.

Riviere thinks Cabella will help fulfil international ambitions at Newcastle

The Northern Echo: Plans: Alan Pardew is keen for plenty signings

6:32am Thursday 24th July 2014

EMMANUEL RIVIERE thinks Newcastle United will provide him with the perfect platform to hit the international stage – with a little help from another exciting summer signing at St James’ Park.

Dan will not be the man in Northern Masters for a second time

The Northern Echo: Champion: Daniel Shevill was presented with the Northern Masters trophy by Tour golfer Graeme Storm last year

6:03am Thursday 24th July 2014

THE reigning champion will not be defending his Northern Golf Masters title this weekend, but Daniel Shevill does not intend to be keeping a low profile for long.

Jamieson expected to handle pressure

The Northern Echo:

10:59am Thursday 24th July 2014

REBECCA ADLINGTON is backing Michael Jamieson to handle first-night pressure and show the Glasgow crowds why he heads into the Commonwealth Games as a gold-medal favourite.

Pack Together raised royal spirits in Sandown's Irish Champions Weekend EBF Stallions Star Stakes

10:42am Thursday 24th July 2014

PACK TOGETHER can raise royal spirits by presenting her owner, The Queen, with Listed glory in Sandown’s Irish Champions Weekend EBF Stallions Star Stakes.

Poyet will not give up on Fabio Borini transfer, as Liverpool man still yet to agree terms with Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Sunderlands Fabio Borini celebrates  scoring during the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday May 7, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Sunderland. Photo credit should read: Owen Humphre

7:02am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GUS POYET has vowed to do ‘everything possible’ to bring Fabio Borini back to Sunderland – but will not allow the protracted negotiations with the player to distract him from strengthening other areas of the squad.

Sunderland boss hints a new signing is on his way as Scocco joins Old Boys

The Northern Echo:

11:00pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GUSTAVO POYET confirmed that Ignacio Scocco’s miserable seven-months at Sunderland was over last night before suggesting at least one new player could arrive before the squad flies out to Portugal tomorrow morning.

Match report: Hartlepool United 0 Sunderland 3

9:15pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SUNDERLAND’S young guns took centre stage at Victoria Park tonight when a resilient Hartlepool United defence was finally undone after keeping their Premier League counterparts at bay for more than an hour.

Karanka considers other midfield targets

The Northern Echo:

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

The Northern Echo:

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.

Five North-East players in England Women's squad

5:02pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

MARK Sampson has named five North-East-born players in his final England Women’s squad for next Sunday’s friendly against Sweden at Hartlepool United’s Victoria Park.

Commonwealth Games: Shildon runner is late addition to England's athletics squad for Glasgow

The Northern Echo:

2:39pm Wednesday 23rd July 2014

SHILDON’S Kate Avery has received a late call-up to the English athletics team for the Commonwealth Games.

Yorkshire v Middlesex LV=County Championship (Day Three)

The Northern Echo:

10:05am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

LOSING Middlesex captain Chris Rogers says Yorkshire remain his tip to win the LV= County Championship after the hosts completed a comprehensive 220-run win at Scarborough yesterday to return to the top of Division One.

Marveaux moves back to France

The Northern Echo:

9:55am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED have started a summer clear-out of players no longer wanted at St James’ Park after offloading Sylvain Marveaux.

Stuart Hall lands home comforts in Caballero title fight

The Northern Echo: TROUSER ROUSER: Boxer Stuart Hall putts on the 18th during a charity tournament at Saltburn Golf Club.

9:38am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DARLINGTON’S Stuart Hall has won another big battle towards reclaiming the world title he lost last month by sealing home advantage when he comes face-to-face with classy American Randy Caballero.

Region's sporting stars going for gold at Commonwealth Games

The Northern Echo: IN FORM: Aimee Willmott warmed up for the Commonwealth Games by claiming a clutch of medals at the recent Mare Nostrum series in France and Spain

5:13pm Tuesday 22nd July 2014

IN total, 19 competitors from the North-East and North Yorkshire will be competing in the Commonwealths, and Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson assesses their medal prospects.

Aimee Willmott Blog: The Commonwealth Games are here

The Northern Echo: GETTING READY: Teesside swimmer Aimee Willmott writes an exclusive column for The Northern Echo ahead of her appearance at the Commonwealth Games next week

7:00am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

North-East swimming star Aimee Willmott writes an exclusive column for The Northern Echo on the eve of her first appearance at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

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

The Northern Echo:

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.

FA won’t be supporting Blatter in FIFA elections

The Northern Echo:

9:58am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

GREG DYKE admits the FA is unlikely to back Sepp Blatter if he stands for re-election as FIFA president, but says England will not walk out of the governing body to bring about change.

Woodward insists van Gaal can break British transfer record

The Northern Echo:

9:51am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

ED WOODWARD insists Manchester United are ready and willing to break the British transfer record if new manager Louis van Gaal decides they need to.

Durham’s Poynter out to make his point for Ireland

10:01am Wednesday 23rd July 2014

DURHAM’S Stuart Poynter, will have his sights firmly on next February’s World Cup in New Zealand when he plays for Ireland in three one-day matches against Sri Lanka A, writes TIM WELLOCK.





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