Newcastle defender Dummett happy to have shown off his versatility

The Northern Echo: UP FOR THE CUP: Newcastle United's Paul Dummett (left) celebrates at the end of the game with team mate Rob Elliot during the Capital One Cup Third Round match at Selhurst Park on Wednesday

7:02am Saturday 1st November 2014

PAUL DUMMETT is hoping his defensive versatility will enhance his chances of becoming an integral part of Newcastle United’s first-choice line-up.

Pardew likens Newcastle to Britain's tennis number one

The Northern Echo: STRONG SERVICE: Alan Pardew has likened Newcastle's recent form to that of tennis star Andy Murray

7:02am Saturday 1st November 2014

ALAN PARDEW has likened Newcastle United’s current form to that of tennis star Andy Murray – and is hoping the Magpies serve up another winning display against Liverpool this lunch-time.

Cross country interest on the up

7:07am Saturday 1st November 2014

BOOMING interest in cross country running – especially among the younger age groups – has forced officials of the Start Fitness North-East Harrier League into a programme rethink.

Poyet feared Fletcher had suffered another serious injury

The Northern Echo: INJURY FEARS: Gus Poyet has revealed he feared Steven Fletcher had suffered a broken metatarsal in last weekend's defeat to Arsenal

7:03am Saturday 1st November 2014

GUS POYET feared Steven Fletcher has suffered a broken metatarsal in last weekend’s defeat to Arsenal, and admitted his relief that the striker will be fit to line up at Crystal Palace on Monday night.

Karanka delighted with the transformation of fall guy Ayala

The Northern Echo: BACK IN TRAINING: Middlesbrough return to training today pictured manager Aitor Karanka. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT (7704380)

7:03am Saturday 1st November 2014

DANIEL Ayala must have been rubbing his hands with joy when Aitor Karanka was appointed Middlesbrough head coach a year ago, but it didn’t take long for the defender to realise that having your homeland in common with a new manager isn’t always a good thing.

Karanka confident Bamford and Vossen will be goalscoring forces like Kike

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough Football Club held an open training session in the shape of a full scale practice match at the Riverside Stadium so the fans could come along and see the players in training. Jelle Vossen
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7:02am Saturday 1st November 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH head coach Aitor Karanka insists strike duo Patrick Bamford and Jelle Vossen will play vital roles this season, despite being behind Kike in the pecking order.

The secret to avoiding stiffness this winter

The Northern Echo: KEEP ON MOVING: The 100th Darlington Parkrun took place last weekend							Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

7:02am Saturday 1st November 2014

ONE of the questions I always get asked is, “What do you do to keep fit?”

SATURDAY SPOTLIGHT: Onions' career has had plenty of highs and lows - but the Durham star has never lost his cricketing relish

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Saturday 1st November 2014

Having spent more than ten years as a professional with Durham, Graham Onions is preparing to embark on his benefit year at Durham Emirates ICG. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson met up with the Gateshead-born fast bowler to look back on a career that has had more than its share of highs and lows

Football-mad Drew battles adversity every time she plays

The Northern Echo: FOOTBALL STAR: Drew Turner, 11, who was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis when she was 18 months old, has played football for Boro Rangers Girls for the past seven years despite her battling the illness. Picture: TOM BANKS (12112606)

6:32am Saturday 1st November 2014

Drew Turner is just like any other football-mad 11-year-old.

Familiar faces, but Murray relies on their support

The Northern Echo: Paul Murray

6:10am Saturday 1st November 2014

ENTERING the first steps on his managerial career, Paul Murray is happy with the familiarity at Hartlepool United.

Let's get back to form – Bucci

The Northern Echo: (11894729)

7:02am Saturday 1st November 2014

DURHAM WILDCATS and Glasgow Rocks will both be fighting for a return to form when they meet at Newton Aycliffe on Sunday.

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

7:00am Friday 31st 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.

Cattermole calls for a sense of perspective

The Northern Echo: Cleaned up his act: Lee Cattermole insists he is in a better place these but has not regrets

7:02am Friday 31st October 2014

LEE CATTERMOLE insists it is important Sunderland keep their current struggles in perspective despite having slipped into the Premier League relegation zone last weekend.

Scott Wilson Column: Newcastle's cup stance remains contentious - but it has sparked positive change

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Friday 31st October 2014

OF all the things Mike Ashley has done at Newcastle United, the decision to diminish the importance of the two cup competitions has arguably angered supporters most.

Sunderland players are working hard to stay in Poyet's team

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

4:44pm Friday 31st October 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach has revealed training this week has been intense as his beleaguered players look to keep their places in his team for Monday night’s trip to Crystal Palace.

Karanka is full of praise for his unselfish squad

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough's Manager Aitor Karanka

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7:02am Friday 31st October 2014

WHEN Aitor Karanka announces his starting line-up for tomorrow’s game at Rotherham there will be some disappointment within his squad, but the Middlesbrough head coach insists having an unselfish squad is a key ingredient to being successful in the Championship.

Wetherby winds down in style

The Northern Echo: VICTORY CHARGE: At Fishers Cross ridden by Tony McCoy jumps the last on their way to victory at  Aintree last year

10:24pm Friday 31st October 2014

It's Wetherby's biggest day of the year with the Charlie Hall taking centre stage.

The best weekend value in North-East football

9:45pm Friday 31st October 2014

It’s been a dramatic turnaround for Newcastle over the last fortnight, the Magpies having carded three straight wins – against Leicester, Tottenham and Man City - in all competitions, but that hasn’t convinced bookies that Alan Pardew’s men can make it four on the spin as they entertain Liverpool.

Weekend racing preview by Charlie McCann

8:40pm Friday 31st October 2014

HERE’S to another fantastic day of racing and we start at the Breeders’ Cup in Santa Anita this evening where, despite the late defection of last year’s winner Magician, there is a strong European challenge for the turf races, writes CHARLIE McCANN.

Mowden waiting on McGaffin return

The Northern Echo: WAITING GAME: Zylon McGaffin, scoring the winning try to clinch promotion last season, could be back for Mowden this afternoon

5:02pm Friday 31st October 2014

DARLINGTON Mowden Park were waiting to hear last night whether they will be able to take Zylon McGaffin on loan for today’s match at Tynedale.

Pools make second signing

The Northern Echo:

5:08pm Friday 31st October 2014

HARTLEPOOL United have confirmed the signing of two new players ahead of tomorrow's game with Newport County.

Johnson remains under observation

4:58pm Friday 31st October 2014

Kenny Johnson remains under observation in hospital after being knocked unconscious in a heavy fall at Sedgefield on Thursday.

Weldon may return to Darlington

The Northern Echo: INJURED: Left-back Paul Weldon.  Picture: TOM BANKS

9:06am Friday 31st October 2014

Defender Paul Weldon continues to make his return from a long-term injury and could be back at Darlington, admits manager Martin Gray.

Moors look towards the Trophy

7:58am Friday 31st October 2014

Spennymoor have another cup competition on their minds today when they face Bamber Bridge in the first qualifying round of the FA Trophy.

Hoops to contest Tonev ban

7:34am Friday 31st October 2014

Celtic have backed Aleksandar Tonev after the winger was suspended for seven matches for using "offensive, insulting and abusive language of a racist nature" against Aberdeen defender Shay Logan.

Burgess appreciates learning curve

7:30am Friday 31st October 2014

Sam Burgess believes it could be "a blessing in disguise" that he will have time to learn the rugby union code while he recovers from injury.

Relieved Williams halts Ronnie run

7:28am Friday 31st October 2014

Mark Williams claimed his first victory over Ronnie O'Sullivan in a ranking event for 12 years at the International Championship in China.

Murray advances to seal London spot

The Northern Echo: Andy Murray of Britain, celebrates his victory after defeating Grigor Dimitrov of Bulgaria after their third round match at the ATP World Tour Masters tennis tournament at Bercy stadium in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014.  (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

7:21am Friday 31st October 2014

ANDY Murray secured his place at next month's season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London with a highly impressive victory over Grigor Dimitrov in the third round of the BNP Paribas Masters.

Murray ready to share his hefty workload

The Northern Echo: Paul Murray and Willie Donachie

7:17am Friday 31st October 2014

THE early stages of football management, for Paul Murray at least, are proving somewhat busy.

Marshall confident ahead of Korea

The Northern Echo: England's Savannah Marshall with her gold medal on the podium after victory in the Women's Middleweigh (69-75kg) Final at the SSE Hydro, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday August 2, 2014.

5:59am Friday 31st October 2014

Savannah Marshall is convinced Commonwealth Games glory can help inspire her to retain her women's world middleweight title in Jeju City, South Korea next month.

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.





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