Contrasting emotions for Gray and Ainsley after derby

The Northern Echo:

11:38am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SPENNYMOOR TOWN manager Jason Ainsley admitted last night’s 2-0 EvoStik First Division North derby defeat to Darlington was like watching “men against boys”.

Sissoko is our leader on pitch – Pardew

The Northern Echo:

9:58am Wednesday 20th August 2014

MOUSSA SISSOKO has been backed to revel in the extra pressure placed on him to perform for Newcastle United this season after Alan Pardew told the Frenchman: “You can be our leader on the pitch.”

MATCH REPORT: Hartlepool United 0 Dagenham 2

The Northern Echo:

9:10am Wednesday 20th August 2014

THREE games, three defeats in League Two. Back to back home reverses by the same scoreline in the space of four days. The main striker wants away amid interest from Peterborough and the manager’s top defensive target has gone elsewhere.

Gunners see out a draw

10:01am Wednesday 20th August 2014

ARSENAL survived a hostile atmosphere and the sending-off of midfielder Aaron Ramsey to leave Istanbul with what could prove a priceless 0-0 draw against Besiktas in the first leg of their Champions League play-off.

Black Cats boss is ready for a rethink over Wickham’s role

The Northern Echo:

10:00am Wednesday 20th August 2014

SUNDERLAND are ready to fight off late transfer window interest in Connor Wickham despite the length of time it has taken the striker to sign a new contract at the Stadium of Light.

Bresnan full of confidence

The Northern Echo:

10:06am Wednesday 20th August 2014

TIM BRESNAN has revealed his confidence in Yorkshire’s ability to end the season in style by winning two trophies, the LV= County Championship and the Royal London one-day Cup.

Time to go Dutch at York

10:08am Wednesday 20th August 2014

DUTCH Connection can continue his ascension by taking the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes on the first day of the Ebor Festival at York.

Gold medallist is a stranger to disappointed Miller

The Northern Echo:

10:07am Wednesday 20th August 2014

STEPHEN MILLER believes a classification error cost him gold on day one of the IPC Athletics European Championships in Swansea – adamant he’d never seen the eventual winner before.

Karanka thinks Boro have the potential to hit the top after hard earned Bolton win

The Northern Echo:

11:00pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SPANISH striker Kike was the match-winner at the Macron Stadium last night before Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka admitted he now has a squad capable of reaching dizzy heights in the Championship.

Match report: Bolton 1 Middlesbrough 2

The Northern Echo:

10:01pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

THERE are those who will quite rightly argue that promotion should not even be mentioned in August, but if this is the season when Middlesbrough are to finally deliver in the Championship then it is nights like these which could prove decisive.

Match Report: Spennymoor 0 Darlington 2

The Northern Echo:

9:43pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

GRAEME ARMSTRONG scored twice as Darlington beat Spennymoor 2-0 in the EvoStik First Division North derby at Brewery Field.

Team news: Spennymoor v Darlington

The Northern Echo:

7:23pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

SPENNYMOOR and Darlington have both named unchanged teams for tonight’s EvoStik First Division North derby at Brewery Field.

Match ratings: Bolton v Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

10:05pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

How did the players rate at the Macron Stadium

Team news: Bolton v Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today  pictured manager Aitor Karanka.Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704386)

7:10pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has made three changes to his Middlesbrough team at Bolton tonight.

Boro defender moves to Peterborough

The Northern Echo: United striker James Constable duels with Hartlepool defender Christian Burgess on Saturday

5:22pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH defender Christian Burgess has moved to Peterborough on loan. 

Charlie McCann on Day one of the York Ebor meeting

3:50pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

The Group One Juddmonte International is the feature race on day one of York’s Ebor meeting and it is an intriguing clash of the generations with the three-year-olds represented by Derby winners Australia (English & Irish) and The Grey Gatsby (French) going head-to-head with two top-class older horses, Eclipse winner Mukhadram and King George runner up Telescope.

Smallwood set for Rotherham move

The Northern Echo:

12:48pm Tuesday 19th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH midfielder Richie Smallwood is set to join Rotherham United on an emergency loan deal today and could make his second Millers debut against Watford tonight.

Moors and Quakers ready for a big test

The Northern Echo:

9:33am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DARLINGTON manager Martin Gray insists tonight’s derby at Spennymoor’s Brewery Field is no different to any other Evo-Stik League game.

Pools rocked by Luke James transfer request

The Northern Echo:

6:40am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Luke James, the Hartlepool United striker, has submitted a transfer request.

Pat-ll do nicely for Boro boss Karanka

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah celebrates scoring his sides second equalising goal (8617911)

6:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA is searching for some extra firepower on the goalscoring front and he believes Patrick Bamford could be the man to deliver a different kind of threat in the penalty area for Middlesbrough.

Classy Cabella satisfied but expects to do even better in a Newcastle shirt

The Northern Echo: Impressive: Remy Cabella shone in his first Premier League outing and is pictured stopping Manchester City's Yaya Toure along with Mike Williamson on Sunday

6:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

WITH his slight frame, Remy Cabella does not look like he would have the strength to hold off the challenges of some of the Premier League’s biggest and most powerful defenders.

Poyet happy to go foreign as Sunderland consider move for Napoli man

The Northern Echo: Summer recruit: Spaniard Jordi Gomez arrived at Sunderland with experience of playing in England with Wigan and Swansea

6:32am Tuesday 19th August 2014

GUS POYET has turned to Chilean World Cup striker Eduardo Vargas as an alternative option to Fabio Borini after admitting that he is more than happy to add foreign talent to his Sunderland squad this month.

Tuesday topic: Five key factors in Hartlepool United's slack start to the season

The Northern Echo:

2:10am Tuesday 19th August 2014

Three games, three defeats for Hartlepool United this season. Ahead of tonight’s game with Dagenham, Nick Loughlin looks at reasons why Pools have struggled – and where they can improve

Rangers not keen on Ashley making an investment

The Northern Echo:

9:27am Tuesday 19th August 2014

RANGERS fans’ groups have expressed concern over the board’s reported attempts to get Newcastle owner Mike Ashley to underwrite a £4m share issue.

Yorkshire v Sussex LV = County Championship (Day Two)

The Northern Echo:

9:42am Tuesday 19th August 2014

YORKSHIRE maintained their position as the leaders of the LV= County Championship by easing past Sussex by nine wickets at Scarborough yesterday, their sixth win of the season.

Lancashire v Durham LV = County Championship (Day Four)

The Northern Echo:

9:38am Tuesday 19th August 2014

REIGNING champions Durham will spend the last month of the season battling against relegation after a heart-stopping defeat at Old Trafford left them in next to bottom place.

Skipper vowing to fight

The Northern Echo:

9:35am Tuesday 19th August 2014

DURHAM skipper Paul Collingwood described yesterday’s one-wicket defeat against Lancashire as “gutwrenching” but pledged his side would fight all the way to avoid relegation.

Back to normal for McLean and her World champions

The Northern Echo:

9:44am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ENGLAND’S triumph at the Women’s Rugby World Cup can prove the catalyst for a move into professionalism, according to head coach Gary Street.

Hales to get his chance

The Northern Echo:

9:31am Tuesday 19th August 2014

ALEX HALES appears set to become captain Alastair Cook’s new opening partner after being named in England’s 15-man Royal London Series squad to face India.

O’Brien’s Australia worries

The Northern Echo:

9:46am Tuesday 19th August 2014

AIDAN O’Brien has issued concerns over the potential fitness of Australia as the dual Derby winner is pitched into all-aged competition for the first time in the Juddmonte International at York on tomorrow.

Karanka confirms Boro closing in on deal for Chelsea forward

The Northern Echo: TAKING RESPONSIBILITY: After nine months in charge of Middlesbrough, Aitor Karanka accepts he will have no excuses if things do not go to plan this season

2:00pm Monday 18th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has confirmed that Middlesbrough have held talks with Patrick Bamford at the club's Rockliffe Park training base today.

James wants out of Pools

The Northern Echo:

6:15pm Monday 18th August 2014

Luke James, the Hartlepool United striker, has submitted a transfer request. 

Lancashire v Durham (day four, tea)

3:38pm Monday 18th August 2014

DESPITE the best efforts of Paul Collingwood, Durham were all out for 187, leaving Lancashire to score 107 to win in what will be around 35 overs.

Lancashire v Durham (day four, lunch)

1:05pm Monday 18th August 2014

AS expected, Durham found it tough going on the final morning at Old Trafford, losing five wickets to reach 129 for six.

Match Analysis: Newcastle United 0 Manchester City 2

The Northern Echo:

10:13am Monday 18th August 2014

IF Newcastle United supporters wanted to leave St James’ Park with optimism after facing reigning champions Manchester City on the opening weekend of the season then Alan Pardew’s new-look team helped them walk away feeling satisfied after a positive performance.

West see off Nelson to earn tie with Darlington

The Northern Echo:

10:05am Monday 18th August 2014

WEST AUCKLAND lined up a meeting with Darlington when they came from behind to beat Nelson in the extra qualifying round of the FA Cup.

Karanka rues Boro’s lack of nous at Leeds

The Northern Echo:

9:56am Monday 18th August 2014

“WELCOME to the Championship.” That was Aitor Karanka’s opening gambit, muttered under his breath as he exited the Elland Road tunnel to address the media after Middlesbrough’s 1-0 defeat to Leeds United.

Repeat start to the season, but little sympathy from the Victoria Park terraces

The Northern Echo:

7:50am Monday 18th August 2014

TWELVE months ago Hartlepool United struggled to find their feet in League Two.

Match facts: Hartlepool United v Bury ratings

The Northern Echo:

7:40am Monday 18th August 2014

Goals: 0-1: Nardeillo (18, picked out by Lowe’s deft cross to head in from close range). 0-2: Rose (74, made the most of Bates’ mistake to finish the game off)

Adomah – "Championship is a long haul, let's not dwell on ghost goal"

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough's Albert Adomah see his acrobatic attempt ruled out during the Sky Bet Championship match at Elland Road, Leeds. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 16, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Leeds. Photo credit should read: Anna G

7:02am Monday 18th August 2014

ALBERT ADOMAH felt he scored an acceptable goal against Leeds United on Saturday, but believes this is the first bump on what will be a long journey for Middlesbrough this season.

Match Analysis: West Brom 2 Sunderland 2

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

FOR the second season in a row, Sunderland’s visit to the Hawthorns ended with one of the club’s employees standing on the pitch in front of the massed ranks of away supporters

Match Ratings: West Brom vs Sunderland

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

Match facts and player ratings from Sunderland's 2-2 draw at West Brom

Sunderland targeting loan forwards after all but admitting defeat over Borini

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 18th August 2014

SUNDERLAND are targeting two high-profile loan additions after accepting that Fabio Borini is extremely unlikely to agree to a return to the Stadium of Light this month.

Austin feels for skipper Bates

The Northern Echo:

6:40am Monday 18th August 2014

NEIL AUSTIN had every sympathy for Matthew Bates after the Hartlepool United skipper gifted Bury a goal on Saturday.

England skipper McLean delight at World Cup victory

The Northern Echo:

10:43am Monday 18th August 2014

CAPTAIN Katy Mclean hailed matchwinner Emily Scarratt as “a phenomenal player” after England won the Women’s World Cup with victory over Canada in Paris.

Ainsley praises his players after an opening victory

10:03am Monday 18th August 2014

SPENNYMOOR got off to a perfect start in the EvoStik First Division North with a comfortable win at Padiham.

Quakers furious as game is called off

The Northern Echo:

10:01am Monday 18th August 2014

WARRINGTON look set to be charged by the Evo-Stik League for bringing the game into disrepute after they controversially refused to continue against Darlington.

Life after Suarez starts with an Anfield victory

The Northern Echo:

9:51am Monday 18th August 2014

LUIS SUAREZ may have gone but he has not forgotten Liverpool and he sent manager Brendan Rodgers a good luck message before their opening victory over Southampton at Anfield.

Sharp expected mistake

The Northern Echo:

9:49am Monday 18th August 2014

LEEDS UNITED striker Billy Sharp admitted he expected Middlesbrough goalkeeper Tomas Mejias to make an error in the Teessiders’ 1-0 defeat.

Anderson feeling on top of his game as India crumble

The Northern Echo:

10:47am Monday 18th August 2014

ENGLAND paceman James Anderson paid tribute to the whole bowling attack after the hosts wrapped up a massive victory over India in the fifth Test at The Oval.

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