Commonwealth Games: Sunderland heavyweight Baister suffers quarter-final defeat

The Northern Echo:

2:42pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

WARREN BAISTER’S dreams of a Commonwealth heavyweight gold disappeared as he suffered a narrow quarter-final defeat to Canadian Samir El-Mais this afternoon.

Sunderland boss wants four new players within seven days

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

GUSTAVO POYET wants Sunderland to have four new players in his squad within a week or he fears it could be too late to bed signings in to his squad for the new Premier League season.

Kike the shining light as darkness descends on Victoria Park

The Northern Echo:

11:31pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

VICTORIA PARK was in the dark last night as a half-time power cut dropped the floodlights out; by then, however Middlesbrough supporters may had already have seen the light.

Pardew coy over Remy move

The Northern Echo: ON THE MOVE: Loic Remy is not in a rush to make a decision on his next move after a loan spell at St James' Park

10:29pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED manager Alan Pardew remains confident of adding another striker to his squad this summer, but insisted he will only move for players that will suit the club.

Match report: Sunderland 0 CD Nacional 1

9:53pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THIS was the night when Gustavo Poyet sent out arguably Sunderland’s strongest starting line-up for the first time during pre-season, yet there were still signs if you looked for them that a big fortnight for the club lies ahead.

Commonwealth Games: Middlesbrough's Tomlinson refuses to contemplate retirement as York heptathlete Taylor claims a surprise bronze

The Northern Echo:

10:14pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

CHRIS TOMLINSON has refused to rule out one final tilt at the Commonwealth Games in 2018 after his fourth appearance at the competition ended with him still without a medal.

TEAM NEWS: Sheffield Wednesday v Newcastle United

The Northern Echo: HAPPY WITH LIFE AFTER BARTON: Summer signing Gabriel Obertan

7:42pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEW strike duo Ayoze Perez and Emmanuel Riviere spearhead Newcastle United’s attack for tonight’s pre-season friendly at Sheffield Wednesday.

Team news: Sunderland v CD Nacional

7:27pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEW signing Patrick van Aanholt will make his first appearance for Sunderland in Portugal tonight.

Boro new boy starts at Hartlepool

The Northern Echo:

7:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

JAMES Husband, who completed his transfer from Doncaster Rovers this afternoon, starts for Middlesbrough in their friendly at Hartlepool United.

Ripon diver Laugher all smiles after claiming Commonwealth gold medal

The Northern Echo:

7:15pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

RIPON'S Jack Laugher started what could prove to be a Commonwealth Games gold rush as he claimed the 1m springboard title this evening.

Golf shorts: Jessica adds club title to her list of successes

The Northern Echo: Top joy: Jessica Hall with her club championship trophy

7:03pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

DURHAM champion Jessica Hall is celebrating again after adding the Bishop Auckland Club Championship to her growing list of achievements.

Boro confirm Husband signing - with Main heading to Doncaster

The Northern Echo:

5:10pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have confirmed the signing of full-back James Husband from Doncaster Rovers - with Curtis Main heading in the opposite direction to South Yorkshire.

Sunderland join race for Chelsea winger

3:51pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Chelsea winger Christian Atsu is the latest player to be under consideration by Sunderland.

Udinese test for Sunderland arranged

3:20pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

Sunderland manager Gustavo Poyet has successfully arranged a further friendly before the Premier League season.

Algarve diary: 'He breaks what he wants' and Bedale flag makes return to Echo

2:30pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

THIS trip to Albufeira will have brought back memories of previous trips for many of Sunderland’s fans during previous pre-season.

Commonwealth Games: North-East clean sweep in table tennis mixed doubles

The Northern Echo:

1:22pm Wednesday 30th July 2014

ENGLAND’S strong table tennis form continued in Glasgow this morning as all three of the region’s players made it through the first round of the mixed doubles competition.

Clayton heads for Wolves after Sunderland trial

11:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

MAX CLAYTON has gone on trial to Wolves after Sunderland's failure to reach agreement with Crewe over a fee for the young forward.

Hartlepool boxer happy to have got Commonwealth campaign underway

The Northern Echo:

10:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SAVANNAH Marshall’s pursuit of a Commonwealth Games medal finally got underway on Tuesday night – and not soon enough after she revealed the level of her boredom after a first-round win.

Newcastle to seek Remy assurances before making a move

The Northern Echo: Loic Remy's loan deal at Newcastle finishes at the end of the season. Picture: Action Images

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED will seek firm assurances about Loic Remy’s long-term commitment to the club before lodging a formal offer for the want-away QPR striker.

Tomlinson ready to battle his body as well as his opponents in Commonwealth Games final

The Northern Echo: MAKING HIS MARK: Chris Tomlinson will be back in Stratford in July

7:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

ANOTHER major championship, another final where Chris Tomlinson will be battling against his body as much as his opponents in the long jump pit.

Middlesbrough ready to raid the Blues - again

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

6:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH could bring in further signings from Chelsea as Aitor Karanka tries to bolster his squad before the start of the new Championship season.

Moores’ positive approach is key

The Northern Echo:

10:14am Wednesday 30th July 2014

STUART BROAD senses a new beginning is under way for him and his England team-mates as they finally free themselves from the hangover of last winter’s Ashes whitewash.

Yorkshire’s one-day mixed fortunes continue at Headingley

10:12am Wednesday 30th July 2014

YORKSHIRE’S mixed bag of a limited overs season continued yesterday as they lost their Royal London one-day Cup clash with Gloucestershire at Headingley by three wickets on the back of a poor batting performance.

Kent v Durham Royal London One Day Cup

The Northern Echo:

10:08am Wednesday 30th July 2014

IN what looked like a Canterbury canter yesterday Durham somehow contrived to let Kent off the hook and slipped to a second Royal London Cup defeat.

Molecomb Stakes Glory at Glorious Goodwood for Cotai

10:16am Wednesday 30th July 2014

COTAI GLORY shone as brightly as the Glorious Goodwood sunshine as he offered Charlie Hills some respite with his first British Group winner of the season in the bet365 Molecomb Stakes.

Willmott satisfied with silvers

10:02am Wednesday 30th July 2014

AIMEE WILLMOTT insists she will be taking away far more than just a pair of silver medals from Glasgow 2014 after her performances provided further evidence she is on track for Rio.

Willstrop cruises through in doubles

The Northern Echo:

10:01am Wednesday 30th July 2014

THE dust had barely settled on the previous evening’s defeat in the final of the men’s singles, but James Willstrop insists he had no trouble motivating himself for a return to the squash court as the men’s doubles tournament began yesterday morning.

Taylor takes another medal

10:00am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SOPHIE TAYLOR’S remarkable Commonwealth Games ended with a silver lining – and it shows how far she’s come in Glasgow that it was deemed disappointing.

Easy first win for Marshall

9:59am Wednesday 30th July 2014

SAVANNAH MARSHALL’S pursuit of a Commonwealth Games medal finally got underway last night – and not soon enough after she revealed the level of her boredom after a first-round win.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland, Middlesbrough): Tuesday, July 29

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson rounds up the latest transfer stories involving Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough

Boro full-back happy for more new additions after Omeruo return

The Northern Echo:

6:32am Tuesday 29th July 2014

GEORGE FRIEND has admitted that all summer arrivals will be welcomed by the rest of the Middlesbrough squad as Aitor Karanka closes in on a number of much-needed recruits.

Weightman claims a superb Commonwealth silver on a landmark night for North-East athletics

The Northern Echo:

10:49pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

LAURA WEIGHTMAN announced her arrival at the top table of world athletics in style this evening as she claimed a superb Commonwealth Games silver medal in the final of the 1,500m.

Shildon runner claims superb fourth place in Commonwealth Games final

The Northern Echo:

8:13pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

SHILDON'S Kate Avery claimed an excellent fourth-place finish as she made her major championships debut in the 10,000m final at the Commonwealth Games.

Pools ready to welcome Boro to Victoria Park

The Northern Echo:

7:50pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE Middlesbrough connection at Hartlepool United is tested tonight with the sides meeting in a Victoria Park friendly.

Match analysis: Sunderland 1 Recreativo de Huelva 0

The Northern Echo:

9:44pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

GUSTAVO POYET would have preferred to have given more of his first team players a decent run out in Portugal when this week’s three fixtures in Albufeira were arranged earlier this year.

Team news: Sunderland v Recreativo

7:37pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE majority of Sunderland’s first team will not figure against Recreativo Huelva as Gustavo Poyet’s gives a number of young guns a chance to shine.

Falcons name strong line-up for Premiership 7s in Darlington

The Northern Echo: BREAKTHROUGH: Newcastle Falcons’ Tom Catterick looks for a breakthrough against Bristol

3:59pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS will field a strong line-up as they look to defend their unbeaten group-stage record in Saturday’s Premiership Rugby 7s tournament at The Northern Echo Arena.

Rodriguez blow but Sunderland hopeful of Clayton deal

The Northern Echo: Uruguay's players, from left, Luis Suarez, Sebastian Coates, Abel Hernandez, partially covered, Diego Godin, and Cristian Rodriguez joke prior a training session at Arena Castelao in Fortaleza, Brazil, Friday, June 13, 2014. Uruguay will play a World

2:20pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

GUSTAVO POYET is weighing up other options in the transfer market after failing to strike a deal for Uruguayan playmaker Cristian Rodriguez.

Algarve Diary: Late arrivals, The Strip and things can only get better

1:56pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

BY the time most Sunderland fans arrived in Portugal, Gustavo Poyet’s first team squad had already had a few days training behind them – but the supporters are not the only late arrivals out here.

Commonwealth Games: Freestyle proves an event too far for Willmott

The Northern Echo:

12:49pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

AIMEE WILLMOTT'S superb Commonwealth Games came to a somewhat disappointing end this morning as she failed to qualify for the final of the 400m freestyle.

Teesside para-sport star qualifies for Commonwealth Games 1,500m final

The Northern Echo: GLASGOW GOLD? Jade Jones

11:46am Tuesday 29th July 2014

JADE JONES will compete in the final of the Commonwealth Games 1,500m T54 event on Thursday night after successfully making it through this morning's qualifying round.

Middlesbrough's Tomlinson safely into Commonwealth long jump final

The Northern Echo:

11:21am Tuesday 29th July 2014

CHRIS TOMLINSON needed just one jump to book his place in the Commonwealth Games long jump final this morning.

Stokes ready for his Durham return after England axe

The Northern Echo: KEEN TO PLAY: Ben Stokes

9:54am Tuesday 29th July 2014

DURHAM will have Ben Stokes available for their second Royal London Cup tie against Kent at Canterbury today, plus the visit of Warwickshire to South Northumberland on Thursday.

Williamson staying positive after bowling action deemed illegal

The Northern Echo:

9:52am Tuesday 29th July 2014

YORKSHIRE overseas star Kane Williamson is determined to remain positive about his future as a bowler after his action was deemed illegal last week.

Tuesday Topic: Captain Houghton impressed with England's progress under Sampson

The Northern Echo: THE LEADER: England head coach Mark Sampson made Steph Houghton captain after succeeding Hope Powell last year

7:02am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ENGLAND Women take on Sweden at Hartlepool’s Victoria Park this Sunday in a warm-up game ahead of their final 2015 World Cup qualifiers. Sports writer Steph Clark spoke to South Hetton’s Steph Houghton about life under new boss Mark Sampson

Sunderland ready to go in the Algarve - even if more new players are needed

The Northern Echo: HIGH HOPES: Adam Johnson

6:03am Tuesday 29th July 2014

ADAM JOHNSON has geared up for tonight’s first friendly in the Algarve by claiming Sunderland’s patient approach in the transfer market should ensure there is no repeat of last season’s struggles.

Trip to Scotland pays off for trainer Moss

10:00am Tuesday 29th July 2014

THE journey from South Yorkshire to Scotland paid off for Garry Moss as the trainer was on hand to welcome his two runners on the afternoon into the Ayr winner’s enclosure.

Hannon looking to follow in father's footsteps and dominate Downs

9:58am Tuesday 29th July 2014

SEA SHANTY and Beacon can get Richard Hannon off to a fantastic start with a double on the opening day of Glorious Goodwod.

England build up a healthy tally as batsmen run riot

The Northern Echo:

9:56am Tuesday 29th July 2014

IAN BELL and Test debutant Jos Buttler turned on the style to put England in command against India at the Ageas Bowl.

Commonwealth Games: More Jamaican sprinting joy as Gemili claims breakthrough silver medal

The Northern Echo:

10:39pm Monday 28th July 2014

WHO needs Usain Bolt? The king of Jamaican sprinting might be restricting his involvement to the relay at the Commonwealth Games, but his compatriot, Kemar Bailey-Cole, ensured he would not be too badly missed as he powered to victory in last night’s 100m final.

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