Newcastle's Jack Colback named in England squad

The Northern Echo: DREAM MOVE: Newcastle supporter Jack Colback has made the switch from Sunderland on a Bosman free transfer

12:07pm Thursday 28th August 2014

NEWCASTLE midfielder Jack Colback has been called up to Roy Hodgson's England squad for the upcoming games against Norway and Switzerland.

Rooney named new England captain

The Northern Echo:

12:54pm Thursday 28th August 2014

ROY Hodgson has named Wayne Rooney as the new England captain.

Middlesbrough sign Tottenham starlet on loan

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12:24pm Thursday 28th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have brought full-back Ryan Fredericks on a season-long loan from Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Quakers ready for return to FA Cup action

The Northern Echo:

12:00pm Thursday 28th August 2014

Few could have imagined the significance of the occasion when Darlington travelled to Hinckley United on November 1, 2011.

Cooper insists James is part of his plans

The Northern Echo:

12:01pm Thursday 28th August 2014

A WEEK after being missing from training and handing in two transfer requests, Luke James is back in the Hartlepool United fold.

Sunderland closing in on transfer double deal for Inter Milan and Celtic players

The Northern Echo:

10:55am Thursday 28th August 2014

SUNDERLAND are hoping to pull off a double deal for Inter Milan midfielder Ricardo Alvarez and Celtic defender Virgil van Dijk.

Pardew believes forgotten man Papiss Cisse can be the answer to Newcastle's scoring problems

The Northern Echo: FORGOTTEN MAN: Alan Pardew has backed Papiss Cisse to rediscover his goalscoring form for Newcastle

7:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

NEWCASTLE United’s opening fixtures may have highlighted the need for another striker, but manager Alan Pardew believes forgotten man Papiss Cisse could be the one to solve their goalscoring problems when he returns from injury.

Jessica is making progress after a successful year

The Northern Echo:

7:01am Thursday 28th August 2014

Bishop Auckland golfer Jessica Hall has continued her remarkable progress following a record breaking triumph.

Middlesbrough star desperate to turn around his dreadful cup form

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

FOR all that he scored two goals against Preston on Tuesday night, it is safe to say Lee Tomlin has not developed a reputation as a cup specialist just yet.

Match Ratings: Birmingham City 0 Sunderland 3

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Thursday 28th August 2014

Ratings and statistics from Sunderland's 3-0 Capital One Cup win at Birmingham

Pro-Am Tournament returns to Middlesbrough for second year

The Northern Echo: TEEING OFF: Councillor Tracy Harvey, Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Centre Duty Manager, Steve Pentland, and Gary Frost, Club Captain of Middlesbrough Municipal Golf Club launch this year’s Pro-Am

7:02am Thursday 28th August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH Municipal Golf Course is set to tee-off with its second Pro-Am tournament.

West Auckland appoint former Heed boss

9:39am Thursday 28th August 2014

WEST AUCKLAND have appointed Anth Smith as their new manager.

Bradford stun Leeds

The Northern Echo:

9:36am Thursday 28th August 2014

JAMES HANSON’S late winner heaped further pressure on Leeds head coach Dave Hockaday as Bradford claimed a 2-1 victory in a fiery West Yorkshire derby to progress to the third round of the Capital One cup.

Durham can cause an upset, believes Colly

The Northern Echo:

9:49am Thursday 28th August 2014

Durham captain Paul Collingwood on today’s game with Yorkshire: There is a lot of pressure on them as we saw in the Twenty20 game we played against them at Headingley. We’re confident we can cause an upset

Alonso quits Spain

The Northern Echo:

9:38am Thursday 28th August 2014

REAL MADRID midfielder Xabi Alonso has announced his retirement from international football.

Cook hits back at Swann

The Northern Echo:

9:32am Thursday 28th August 2014

Captain Cook blasts ‘so-called’ friend Swann

Rashid is tipped for England

The Northern Echo: Picture by Allan McKenzie/ - 16/05/2014 - Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast, North Division - Yorkshire Vikings v Northamptonshire Steelbacks - Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, England - Yorkshire's Andrew Gale. (8537659)

9:43am Thursday 28th August 2014

ANDREW GALE says Yorkshire are lucky to have Adil Rashid in their ranks as the leg-spinning allrounder continues to press for an England recall.

Dismal England are made to pay

The Northern Echo:

9:42am Thursday 28th August 2014

ENGLAND descended to a miserable 133-run defeat against India in Cardiff to concede a 1-0 Royal London Series lead.

O’Shea rejects criticism

The Northern Echo: Pleased: Quins director of rugby Conor O'Shea

9:47am Thursday 28th August 2014

CONOR O’SHEA has branded criticism from Lawrence Dallaglio for demoting Chris Robshaw as Harlequins captain as a “load of rubbish”.

Murray hopes for better health

The Northern Echo:

9:54am Thursday 28th August 2014

ANDY MURRAY will hope he can at last trust his body when he plays his second-round match against Matthias Bachinger at the US Open today.

Poyet hails Sunderland match winners and promises a transfer "surprise"

The Northern Echo:

10:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

GUS POYET hailed Sunderland’s Premier League match winners as a late flurry of goals saw off Championship opposition to book his side a Capital One Cup third-round tie at home to Stoke City.

Liverpool, Stoke and Crystal Palace await Middlesbrough, Sunderland and Newcastle after Capital One Cup draw

The Northern Echo:

10:19pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

SUNDERLAND’S reward for this evening’s Capital One Cup victory over Birmingham City is a third-round tie at home to Stoke City.

Match Analysis: Birmingham City 0 Sunderland 3

The Northern Echo:

9:53pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AS last season proved, the road to Wembley is a long and winding one, but at least Sunderland avoided the prospect of a breakdown in the West Midlands as they successfully negotiated the first hurdle on their attempt to repeat March’s appearance in the Capital One Cup final.

Altidore starts as Poyet makes six changes for Sunderland's League Cup bow

The Northern Echo: BRAZIL BOUND: Jozy Altidore has been confirmed in the United States' World Cup squad

7:00pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

JOZY ALTIDORE returns to Sunderland's starting line-up as Gus Poyet makes six changes for Sunderland's Capital One Cup game with Birmingham City this evening.

Middlesbrough boss cannot allow stubbornness or loyalty to dictate his goalkeeping decisions

The Northern Echo: Tomas Mejias

3:33pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA is in the fortunate position of having three talented goalkeepers on his books – but in the eyes of many Middlesbrough supporters, the Spanish head coach is backing the least reliable of the trio as his number one.

Karanka remains confident over Bamford deal

The Northern Echo:

12:20pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA remains confident Patrick Bamford will be confirmed as a Middlesbrough player in time to play against Reading at the weekend.

James is back at Pools

The Northern Echo:

9:47am Wednesday 27th August 2014

LUKE JAMES was back training with his Hartlepool United team-mates yesterday.

Pardew sees the bigger picture

The Northern Echo:

9:41am Wednesday 27th August 2014

NEWCASTLE may have broken their goal duck this season but boss Alan Pardew says there is still work to be done up front.

England captain McLean keen to continue playing for Mowden despite move south

The Northern Echo: WORLD BEATERS: Captain Katy McLean holds the trophy as England celebrate their World Cup win on Sunday. Her Darlington Mowden Park Sharks team-mate Tamara Taylor is pictured second from the right Picture: AP/MICHEL EULER

7:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ENGLAND captain Katy McLean wants to remain at Darlington Mowden Park Sharks, despite her impending move south to become a full-time athlete with the Rugby Football Union.

Sunderland boss left in no doubt as to importance of cup success

The Northern Echo: HAPPY MEMORY: Fabio Borini scores Sunderland's opening goal during March's Capital One Cup final against Manchester City

7:02am Wednesday 27th August 2014

DURING his first summer as Sunderland’s head coach, Gus Poyet spoke to a number of supporters about their favourite matches from last season.

Match Ratings: Middlesbrough 3 Preston 1

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

Ratings and statistics from Middlesbrough's 3-1 win over Preston

Road To Rio: Ten North-Easterners with their sights on the 2016 Games

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 27th August 2014

This month marks the start of the two-year countdown to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. With the current Olympic cycle now past the halfway stage, the Road To Rio column assesses the progress of ten of our leading hopes for the Games

Dibaba and Kiplagat to renew rivalries at Great North Run

The Northern Echo: TOP THREE: GNR winner Dibaba, centre, with Edna Kiplagat, left, and Tiki Gelana who finished second and third

1:24pm Wednesday 27th August 2014

WORLD and Olympic 10,000m champion, Tirunesh Dibaba, has confirmed she will renew rivalries with Edna Kiplagat in next month’s Bupa Great North Run.

Gillespie is not looking too far ahead

The Northern Echo:

9:49am Wednesday 27th August 2014

JASON GILLESPIE is determined not to look too far ahead even though it is clear that winning a oneday trophy with Yorkshire would mean a great deal to him.

Root still behind Cook

The Northern Echo:

9:51am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ENGLAND are confident they have the right captain, and right methods, to take on India in the Royal London Series and on the journey to next winter’s World Cup.

Manchester United stunned by MK Dons

9:44am Wednesday 27th August 2014

MK Dons boss Karl Robinson admitted he was as shocked as anybody after watching his League One team claim a stunning 4-0 win over Manchester United in the Capital One Cup.

Big first winner at Ripon

9:53am Wednesday 27th August 2014

ZEBELINI gave Ilka Gansera- Leveque her first winner of the season when outrunning odds of 40-1 in the At The Races Sky 415 Maiden Fillies’ Stakes at Ripon.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 3 Preston 1

The Northern Echo:

9:46pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

ANOTHER Capital One Cup game against lower-league opposition, another comfortable win. If Middlesbrough keep getting draws like their first two this season, they’ll be heading to Wembley in March.

Match Analysis: Gillingham 0 Newcastle United 1

The Northern Echo:

9:59pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

NEWCASTLE United's wait for their first victory – and goal – of the season ended as they safely progressed through to round three of the Capital One Cup at Gillingham's expense.

Team News: Middlesbrough head coach rings the changes for Capital One Cup tie

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough Football Club

7:05pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA has named a much-changed Middlesbrough team for this evening's Capital One Cup second-round tie with Preston.

Sunderland's hopes of re-signing Borini are dented by Italian interest

The Northern Echo:

6:53pm Tuesday 26th August 2014

SUNDERLAND’S chances of re-signing Fabio Borini suffered a blow today as AC Milan officials contacted Liverpool to signal their desire to sign the Italian on loan.

Boro boss will not be recalling Steele despite Mejias' errors

The Northern Echo: INJURY WORRY: Jason Steele

7:03am Tuesday 26th August 2014

AITOR KARANKA will not be handing a first-team lifeline to Jason Steele despite Middlesbrough’s first-choice goalkeeper, Tomas Mejias, suffering an error-strewn start to the season.

Buckley takes the step up to the Premier League in his stride

The Northern Echo:

7:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

WHEN it comes to making a first Premier League start, it doesn’t get much more testing than taking on the most successful side of the last two decades.

Pardew: 'Everyone agrees with Newcastle about the cups - we just come out and say it'

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

7:02am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ALAN PARDEW claims Newcastle United are merely voicing what their Premier League rivals dare not say when they admit the cup competitions are not a priority at St James’ Park.

Tuesday Topic: What will happen to Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough in the final week of the transfer window?

The Northern Echo: NO EXCUSES: After a summer of considerable investment, Alan Pardew accepts he will have no excuses if Newcastle United do not improve on last season's efforts

7:00am Tuesday 26th August 2014

The transfer window closes next Monday, meaning the North-East’s big three clubs have six days to complete their business for the summer. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson looks at the three biggest questions hanging over Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough this week

Collingwood boosts Durham by signing a new deal

The Northern Echo: NEW DEAL: Paul Collingwood has reversed his decision to retire and signed a new one-year deal with Durham

7:03am Tuesday 26th August 2014

THE summer might not have gone as planned for Durham, but the team’s struggles in the bottom half of the County Championship table have clearly not affected their captain’s enthusiasm for playing cricket.

Bishops keep on winning

9:36am Tuesday 26th August 2014

BISHOP AUCKLAND still have a 100 per cent record in the ENL after winning 3-0 at Newton Aycliffe to record their fourth win of the season.

City far too swift for Liverpool and watching Balotelli

The Northern Echo:

9:30am Tuesday 26th August 2014

With centre-half Dejan Lovren playing only his second game and left-back Alberto Moreno making his debut there was a lack of understanding in Liverpool’s back line and that inexperience saw them undone just before half-time.

Swann writes off England hopes

9:41am Tuesday 26th August 2014

ENGLAND do not have a “cat in hell’s chance” of winning next year’s World Cup under Alastair Cook, according to Graeme Swann.

Ayton skittled out for just 28

8:52pm Monday 25th August 2014

Ecstacy, agony and exhaustion – that just about summed up the most momentous 36 hours in Great Ayton’s history.

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