Newcastle youngster rejects Sterling comparisons despite strong links between the pair

The Northern Echo: BIG IMPACT: Rolando Aarons (left) celebrates scoring Newcastle's opening goal in their 2-0 win over Manchester City

10:32pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ROLANDO AARONS is hoping to line up against Raheem Sterling when Newcastle entertain Liverpool tomorrow – but the teenager insists it is far too early to be comparing him to his fellow Jamaica-born winger.

Newcastle Press Conference Update: Pardew delighted to see some local lads coming through

The Northern Echo:

4:15pm Thursday 30th October 2014

ALAN PARDEW is delighted to see Newcastle United's academy being rewarded for a conscious decision to prioritise the development of local North-East talent.

Returning hero Taylor lifts the lid on his Newcastle injury despair

The Northern Echo:

10:15am Thursday 30th October 2014

RYAN TAYLOR has admitted he had to survive two years of "injury hell" in order to make a remarkable return to action in Wednesday night's Capital One Cup victory over Manchester City.

Karanka full of praise for former Boro midfielder Smallwood

The Northern Echo: ONE LAST HURRAH: Richard Smallwood, pictured with Bolton's Darren Pratley on Saturday, wants to give Boro fans something to cheer in the last two matches

2:53pm Thursday 30th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka admits it was a difficult decision to let Richard Smallwood leave in the summer and he expects the Teesside midfielder to come out with a point to prove when his side play Rotherham on Saturday.

Dummett hoping Newcastle take feelgood factor into Liverpool game

The Northern Echo:

8:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

PAUL DUMMETT is hoping Newcastle carry their current feel-good factor into Saturday lunch-time's Premier League game with Liverpool.

Pardew predicts bright Newcastle future after youngsters star in Capital One Cup win

The Northern Echo:

3:00am Thursday 30th October 2014

A JUBILANT Alan Pardew claimed Newcastle United’s future is in safe hands after the club’s emerging stars played a pivotal role in last night’s sensational Capital One Cup win at Manchester City.

Arsenal midfielder backs Mannone to bounce back at Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Game over: Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone was at fault for the crucial second goal for Arsenal but Sunderland were struggling to score any way

2:50am Thursday 30th October 2014

MATHIEU FLAMINI has backed Vito Mannone to bounce back from his latest goalkeeping howler, but the Sunderland shot-stopper is still set to lose his place for Monday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Injury scare at Sedgfield Racecourse

5:20pm Thursday 30th October 2014

Jockey Kenny Johnson appears to have escaped serious injury after a heavy fall at Sedgefield resulted in him being taken to hospital by air ambulance. Johnson was partnering Lord Brendy, trained by his father Bob, in the Durham Army Cadet Force Novices' Limited Handicap Chase when his mount came to grief at the first fence in the home straight with over a circuit still to run. Johnson's mother, Ann, said: "He's had his scans and everything is looking OK at the moment, but they are keeping him in overnight. "He has a very bad head, but hopefully he's OK." Following the incident, Sedgefield's clerk of the course Sophie Barton said: "He was knocked out and has just started to come around. "He was initially carried into the ambulance, but he has now been put on a spinal board and taken in the air ambulance to James Cook (University Hospital in Middlesbrough)." There was a resultant delay to racing.  

Murray makes his first Pools signing

The Northern Echo:

4:46pm Thursday 30th October 2014

PAUL Murray has made his first signing, with former Walsall midfielder Nicky Featherstone joining Hartlepool United.

BMW Masters opening round from China

The Northern Echo: Swizz success: Graeme Storm on his way to a great finish at Crans-sur-Sierre last Saturday when he hit a hole-in-one at the 11th during the third round of the Omega European Masters

10:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

GRAEME STORM suffered a disappointing opening round in the BMW Masters in China.

NFL in London 'worth £102m a year'

9:22am Thursday 30th October 2014

An NFL franchise in London could be worth more than £100m a year to the UK economy, according to a new report.

Mitchell stars following training ground talk

The Northern Echo: STAR MAN: Darlington's Adam Mitchell, who was in top form last Saturday. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

9:12am Thursday 30th October 2014

A training ground meeting was instrumental in Adam Mitchell’s return to form in last Saturday’s 3-0 win over Burscough, says Darington manager Martin Gray.

Poulter lifts lid on Ryder Cup square-up

The Northern Echo: LIFTING THE LID: Ian Poulter. Picture: Mike Egerton/PA

8:54am Thursday 30th October 2014

Ian Poulter's autobiography was never going to pull any punches and has already led to the downfall of former PGA of America president Ted Bishop, who was sacked for "insensitive gender-based statements" in response to Poulter's criticism of former Ryder Cup captain Nick Faldo.

Westwood eyes more Asian success

8:53am Thursday 30th October 2014

England's Lee Westwood will look to complete a unique double at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club this week.

Toure expects Balotelli to push on

The Northern Echo: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring his side's equaliser to make it 1-1 during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 28, 2014.

8:45am Thursday 30th October 2014

LIVERPOOL defender Kolo Toure has no doubt team-mate Mario Balotelli is one of the best players in the world and is backing the striker to go on a scoring run following his goal in Tuesday night's Capital One Cup win over Swansea.

Schmeichel: City are bigger on form

8:05am Thursday 30th October 2014

Peter Schmeichel now regards Manchester City as a "bigger club" than their bitter rivals United based on recent form.

Rocket fires in Chengdu

7:55am Thursday 30th October 2014

Five-time world champion Ronnie O'Sullivan continued his swift progress through the International Championship draw, beating Li Hang to reach the quarter-finals.

Murray strolls past Benneteau

7:39am Thursday 30th October 2014

Andy Murray moved within one win of qualifying for the ATP World Tour finals as he brushed aside Julien Benneteau 6-3 6-4 in the second round of the BNP Paribas Masters.

Serbian midfielder will get his chance, says Karanka

7:01am Thursday 30th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach AITOR Karanka has revealed on loan midfielder Milos Veljkovic will get a chance to impress soon.

Sturridge praises Balotelli

The Northern Echo: Liverpool's Mario Balotelli is congratulated by his team-mates after scoring his side's equaliser to make it 1-1 during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 28, 2014.

9:30am Thursday 30th October 2014

Daniel Sturridge is hoping to form a successful partnership with Mario Balotelli after the Italian scored just his second Liverpool goal against Swansea on Tuesday night.

Match Analysis: Manchester City 0 Newcastle United 2

The Northern Echo:

9:51pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

IF this was Newcastle United not prioritising the cup competitions, goodness knows what they’d be capable of if they started taking them seriously.

Match Ratings: Man City 0 Newcastle 2

The Northern Echo:

10:06pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

Match ratings and statistics from Newcastle United's remarkable 2-0 win at Manchester City in the Capital One Cup

Ryan Taylor returns to Newcastle line-up

The Northern Echo: Making progress: Ryan Taylor could be back playing before October

7:04pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

RYAN TAYLOR returns to Newcastle United's starting line-up for the first time since August 2012 as Alan Pardew's side take on Manchester City in the fourth round of the Capital One Cup tonight.

North-East referee axed after breaking Premier League rules

The Northern Echo: COMPLAINT MADE: Mark Clattenburg has stood down from refereeing for a week

9:42am Wednesday 29th October 2014

NORTH-EAST referee Mark Clattenburg has been dropped for this weekend's Premier League fixtures after breaking protocol so he could watch an Ed Sheeran concert.

Onions determined his benefit year will not mark the start of his cricketing swansong

The Northern Echo: IN THE SWING: Graham Onions is proud to have been offered a benefit year at Durham - but insists he is not ready to start winding down

6:32am Wednesday 29th October 2014

HE might be about to embark on his benefit year, but Durham seamer Graham Onions is adamant his best days are not behind him despite the need for a second bout of back surgery.

Ferdinand banned for Twitter comments

6:30pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

QPR defender Rio Ferdinand has been suspended for three matches and fined £25,000 for comments he made on Twitter, the Football Association has announced.

It's National Hunt nirvana as Wetherby stages a weekend spectacular

The Northern Echo: STAR ATTRACTION: Silviniaco Conti, pictured winning at Aintree, is a leading contender for Saturday's Charlie Hall Chase at Wetherby

7:02am Wednesday 29th October 2014

THE clocks have gone back and the nights are drawing in, but for jump racing enthusiasts, Saturday’s Charlie Hall Chase day at Wetherby is the point at which the final vestiges of summer disappear and winter officially begins.

Steve McClaren hails his Rams

The Northern Echo:

12:22pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

STEVE MCCLAREN saluted his "devastating" Derby side after they came from two goals down to storm into the quarter-finals of the Capital One Cup by thrashing Fulham 5-2.

Seven Tykes get Lions call

The Northern Echo: Yorkshire's Jack Brooks celebrates taking the wicket of Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales during day two of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham. SSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Wednesday September 10, 2014. See PA

12:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

YORKSHIRE have got a magnificent seven players in the provisional England Lions touring party for their New Year trip to South Africa, where they will play a mixture of first-class and one-day cricket.

Graham Lee still out ahead in the race to be champion jockey

12:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

REDCAR’S 2014 Flat season comes to a close next Tuesday with a seven-race programme scheduled to start at 1pm with a race for maiden two-year-olds.

Reds leave it late to see off battling Swans

The Northern Echo: Liverpool's Dejan Lovren celebrates scoring his side's second goal during the Capital One Cup Fourth Round match at Anfield, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 28, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Liverpool. Photo credit sh

12:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

DEJAN LOVREN scored a dramatic 95th-minute winner as Liverpool came from behind late on to beat ten-man Swansea 2-1 at Anfield and advance to the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

No radical changes for Lancaster

The Northern Echo: ENGLAND HEAD COACH: Stuart Lancaster

12:19pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

HEAD COACH Stuart Lancaster insists there will be no radical alterations to England's approach in the autumn Tests despite the presence of innovative attack coach Brian Ashton at the squad's preparation camp this week.

Chelsea striker Drogba impressed by Shrewsbury Town display

The Northern Echo:

12:25pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

CHELSEA striker Didier Drogba paid tribute to Shrewsbury after the Blues were made to work to secure their place in the Capital One Cup quarter-finals.

Southampton manager Koeman expects Stoke to be tough opposition

The Northern Echo:

12:22pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

SOUTHAMPTON manager Ronald Koeman expects Stoke to once again provide a tough challenge in their Capital One Cup clash – just days after his side beat the Potters in the Premier League.

'We need more fighting for Ballon d'Or'

The Northern Echo: BE THE BEST: Manuel Pellegrini

12:28pm Wednesday 29th October 2014

MANCHESTER CITY manager Manuel Pellegrini wants to see more of his players challenging to win the Ballon d'Or in future.

Newcastle defender happy to have eased some of the pressure on Pardew

The Northern Echo: BIG WIN: Daryl Janmaat is delighted that Sunday's 2-1 win at Spurs helped strengthen Alan Pardew's position as Newcastle boss

10:32pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DARYL JANMAAT insists Newcastle United’s players are firmly behind Alan Pardew, and is delighted back-to-back victories have lifted some of the pressure off the club’s embattled boss.

FA Cup dream dies for Spennymoor Town

The Northern Echo: Spennymoor manager Jason Ainsley

9:55pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

TELFORD ended Moors’ dreams of a first round place in the FA Cup when midfielder Mike Grogan scored twice in a 3-0 win at the Bucks Head.

Gibson hoping for a double delight as his Middlesbrough career blossoms

The Northern Echo: BIG YEAR: Ben Gibson is targeting success with both Middlesbrough and England this season

4:12pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

WITH a potential appearance at next summer’s European Under-21 Championships accompanying the possibility of winning promotion to the Premier League with Middlesbrough, Ben Gibson has admitted that the next eight months could help define his career.

Llambias jets in to Rangers role

The Northern Echo: BACK AT THE HELM: Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley in the stands with chairman Derek Llambias (right) – Llambias is due to begin work at Rangers

10:42am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DEREK LLAMBIAS jetted into Glasgow last night and told the Rangers fans they should be excited by what Mike Ashley has got in store for their club.

Perez aims to emulate Remy and be a success on Tyneside

The Northern Echo:

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

NEWCASTLE United match-winner Ayoze Perez hopes he can emulate former striker Loic Remy and be a success on Tyneside after revealing he had offers from Real Madrid and Barcelona before moving to St James’ Park.

Onions awarded Durham benefit year

The Northern Echo: WORRIES EASED: Graham Onions

9:00am Tuesday 28th October 2014

DURHAM fast bowler Graham Onions has been awarded a benefit year for the 2015 season.

Poyet could call on new boy at Crystal Palace after second defensive horror show

The Northern Echo: MODEL PROFESSIONAL: Wes Brown		Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Gus Poyet could hand Anthony Reveillere his Premier League debut in next Monday’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Dimi still hungry to succeed after reclaiming number one spot

The Northern Echo:

7:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

HE is fast approaching his 36th birthday, but Middlesbrough goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos admits he is as hungry as ever to succeed after reclaiming the number one jersey on Teesside.

Back to reality for Hartlepool United defender Sam Collins

The Northern Echo: Sam Collins, Caretaker Manager of Hartlepool United shouts instructions - Photo mandatory by-line: Gary Day/Pinnacle - Tel: +44(0)1363 881025 - VAT Reg: 183700120 - Mobile:0797 1270 681 - 11/10/14 - SPORT - Football - League Two - Exeter City v Hartlepool

7:03am Tuesday 28th October 2014

WITH his stint as caretaker manager over, Sam Collins has returned to playing football; he can also start answering his phone as well.

Graham move collapses as Poyet ponders changes

The Northern Echo:

5:04pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

DANNY Graham’s nightmare spell at Sunderland looks set to continue after his proposed move to Brentford collapsed.

Ainsley: "I'm very proud of the players and the fans"

10:56pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

Spennymoor manager Jason Ainsley said that he was very proud of his players and the travelling fans at the Buck’s Head tonight.

Battling Moors beaten by three second half goals

9:45pm Tuesday 28th October 2014

AFC Telford 3 Spennymoor Town 0.

From the Teesside League to the Far East

The Northern Echo: The squad before the first game. Back row L-R: Owen Amos, Andrew Pritchard, Connell Owen, Jason Newall, Joe Southgate, Dan Johnson, Dean Carter, Chris Snowdon. Front row L-R: Andrew Mollitt, Elliot Goff, Tom Lowson, Mark Forrest, Adam Dunwoodie, Richie Ba

9:05am Tuesday 28th October 2014

TEESSIDE League team Richmond Mavericks have just returned from a ten-day tour of Singapore and Malaysia, where they played four games. Owen Amos was in goal

Moors followed by three busloads of fans to Telford

8:30am Tuesday 28th October 2014

Spennymoor will be cheered on by 150 fans in their FA Cup fourth qualifying round replay at Telford tonight.

Boro back to the top in Magpies victory

10:42am Tuesday 28th October 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH'S under-21 side secured a late win against North-East rivals Newcastle to go top of the table last night.

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