Golf: Graeme Storm ends day one at Celtic Manor level

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

6:53pm Thursday 18th September 2014

A BIRDIE at the last ensured Graeme Storm will start the second day of the ISPS Handa Wales Open in the top 50 after a topsy-turvy first round at Celtic Manor.

A Lord's win would be icing on the cake for a downright silly week in Durham's history – Around The Wicket

The Northern Echo: Day 3 of County Championship match between Durham and Northants at the Durham ICG, Chester-le-Street  -  Durham's players celebrate match victory after Chase takes the final wicket of Northants' Wagner.  Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (10491362)

4:06pm Thursday 18th September 2014

HAVING grumbled darkly about relegation in the wake of the one wicket defeat to Lancashire, this week was one of the most enjoyable and silly Durham have had in recent years and they haven’t even been to Lord’s yet.

Pardew hopes Gutierrez returns to Newcastle "sooner rather than later"

The Northern Echo: Jonas Gutierrez models the club's new home strip

3:35pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has praised Jonas Gutierrez's strength of character as he battles testicular cancer - and expressed a hope that the Argentinian will return to Newcastle soon.

Press Conference Update: Newcastle boss accepts he's in for a difficult afternoon - and has not received assurances over his future

The Northern Echo:

3:27pm Thursday 18th September 2014

ALAN PARDEW is expecting one of the toughest days of his Newcastle United tenure on Saturday – and admits he has not received any reassurances from Mike Ashley that he will still be in a job if things do not go to plan.

Press conference update: Damia Abella out for SIX months after snapping anterior cruciate ligament

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

2:00pm Thursday 18th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH right-back Damia Abella faces six months on the sidelines after snapping his anterior cruciate ligament during Tuesday night’s win at Cardiff City.

Carver apologises for St Mary's outburst

The Northern Echo: TALENT SPOTTER: Newcastle coach John Carver

1:41pm Thursday 18th September 2014

NEWCASTLE assistant manager John Carver has apologised for his conduct during an alteraction with supporters ahead of last weekend's 4-0 defeat at Southampton.

Boro skipper wishing Abella well amid 'serious' injury fears after fine start to life on Teesside

The Northern Echo: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

GRANT LEADBITTER has paid tribute to Damia Abella for the way he has adapted to life on Teesside amid fears that the Spanish full-back could be ruled out for months with a knee injury.

Giaccherini backs Ricky Alvarez to shine after swapping Serie A for the Premier League

The Northern Echo: Stadium of Light, Sunderland  -  Barclays Premier League:  Sunderland v Fulham.  Sunderland's Emanuele Giaccherini.Pic: Chris Booth       17/08/13 (8978128)

7:03am Thursday 18th September 2014

EMANUELE Giaccherini knows all about swapping Serie A for the Premier League and the midfielder believes Sunderland's newest import Ricky Alvarez will have no problems adjusting to life at Sunderland following his move from Inter Milan.

Wyke out for a week

The Northern Echo:

3:10am Thursday 18th September 2014

STRIKER Charlie Wyke will be absent for Hartlepool United’s haul to Plymouth.

Gale could miss Yorkshire celebrations

The Northern Echo: Andrew Gale has admitted to being gutted at missing Yorkshire's final two championship games

11:57am Thursday 18th September 2014

YORKSHIRE captain Andrew Gale has been charged with a racism offence by the ECB, it has been reported.

Rich reward for Tykes’ top all-rounder Pyrah

The Northern Echo:

11:56am Thursday 18th September 2014

RICH PYRAH has been granted a benefit year in 2015 by Yorkshire.

It’s a Rush job! 15 wickets in a day for Durham bowler

The Northern Echo:

11:47am Thursday 18th September 2014

GIVING up the demon drink has evidently worked wonders for Durham bowler Chris Rushworth, who twice routed spineless Northamptonshire yesterday to storm into the record books.

McGinley warming up nicely for Ryder Cup appearance at Celtic Manor but remains wary of American threat

The Northern Echo: Confident mood: Europe's Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley (right) will not take anything for granted against Tom Watson's United States team next week

7:06am Thursday 18th September 2014

FOUR years ago Paul McGinley walked around the Twenty Ten course at Celtic Manor offering up his opinion as one of the vice-captains of Team Europe. Yesterday he was back in South Wales with a different mindset, just eight days before the Ryder Cup heads for Gleneagles.

City denied a point in Munich by old boy Boateng

The Northern Echo: Press conference with Bayern Munich defender Jerome Boateng

11:54am Thursday 18th September 2014

JEROME BOATENG pilfered a last-gasp 1-0 Champions League victory for Bayern Munich over his former club Manchester City.

Henderson is growing into his big new Liverpool role

The Northern Echo:

11:53am Thursday 18th September 2014

LIVERPOOL’S new vice-captain Jordan Henderson has made giant strides since finding himself on the fringes of Brendan Rodgers’ squad two years ago, but admits he has plenty of improvement to make.

Presburg to pick up Ayr prize

11:58am Thursday 18th September 2014

PRESBURG can make a successful return to handicap company when the doors open for day one of the Western Meeting at Ayr.

Pardew accepts responsibility for Southampton shocker

The Northern Echo:

10:41pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED manager Alan Pardew has accepted responsibility for Saturday’s 4-0 drubbing at Southampton, and admits the pressure is on to deliver a win against Hull City on Saturday.

It's remarkable from Rushworth

The Northern Echo:

6:57pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHRIS Rushworth’s remarkable 15-wicket haul propelled Durham to a third successive championship win yesterday and lifted them, however briefly, to fourth in the table.

Golf shorts: Europe enjoy Fightmaster Cup success and Clark Cup victory for Seaton

The Northern Echo: FIGHT MASTERS:Two North-East one-armed golfers, Darren Grey (right) and Steven Hutchinson, are playing in the Fightmaster Cup. Picture:SARAH CALDECOTT

6:04pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

IN the build up to next week’s Ryder Cup, Europe have already got one over their American counterparts with the help of a couple of County Durham golfers.

Durham v Northamptonshire

2:34pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

CHRIS Rushworth, without a five-wicket haul this season, routed Northamptonshire by taking nine for 52, the second best figures in Durham’s first-class history.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day three, lunch)

12:43pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM failed by eight runs to pick up the fifth batting point this morning when they were all out for 392, but Chris Rushworth quickly reduced Northants to 48 for three.

Talking point: Karanka could have the team to deliver a long overdue promotion charge at Boro

The Northern Echo:

12:27pm Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is something exciting happening at Middlesbrough, now Aitor Karanka just has to make everything tick.

Match Report: Quakers crash out of the Cup

The Northern Echo:

10:24am Wednesday 17th September 2014

BLYTH SPARTANS strikers Dan Maguire and Robbie Dale showed Quakers how to take their chances as Darlington bowed out of the FA Cup at Croft Park last night.

'I've learned a lot and enjoying my football at Sunderland' says Cattermole

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

7:14am Wednesday 17th September 2014

THERE is a view that Lee Cattermole has to work on cleaning up his disciplinary act if he is ever going to force his way in top the England squad, based on a reputation he has created for himself since emerging as a teenager in the Premier League a decade ago.

Pardew to face written media for first time since Southampton humiliation

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 Wednesday 17th September 2014

UNDER-FIRE Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew will face the written media for the first time since Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Southampton on Thursday.

Borthwick reaches Durham landmark

The Northern Echo:

10:48am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM’S man in form, Scott Borthwick, yesterday sympathised with the colleague he keeps replacing at the crease in the first over.

Hastings unavailable for Lord’s final

The Northern Echo: : Durham batsman John Hastings in action against Warwickshire at Chester le Street. Picture: DAVID WOOD (8238984)

10:45am Wednesday 17th September 2014

DURHAM heard yesterday that John Hastings will not be available for Saturday’s Royal London Cup final against Warwickshire at Lord’s.

Brooks hails Siddy

The Northern Echo: Yorskhire's Jack Brooks appeals during day three of the LV= County Championship Division One match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham

10:43am Wednesday 17th September 2014

JACK BROOKS has hailed the influence of Ryan Sidebottom on Yorkshire’s County Championship- winning campaign, particularly their titleclinching win against Nottinghamshire last week.

Fortune to favour Producer

10:50am Wednesday 17th September 2014

PRODUCER can make the most of a drop back to Listed level in the Fortune Stakes at Sandown.

Jonas Gutierrez reveals he is battling testicular cancer

The Northern Echo: OUT ON LOAN: Jonas Gutierrez

10:26pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED midfielder Jonas Gutierrez has revealed he is battling testicular cancer.

Match Report: Northampton Town 5 Hartlepool United 1

The Northern Echo:

11:20pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

COLIN COOPER held a dressing room inquest into Hartlepool United latest humbling. Pools were whacked 5-1 at Northampton, gifting the home side the first four goals, despite taking the lead after only 44 seconds.

Boro facing anxious 48 hours over Abella injury after impressive win in Wales

The Northern Echo: Sky Bet ChampionshipCardiff City Stadium, 16.09.14Cardiff City vs MiddlesbroughKike of Middlesbrough celebrates scoring his side's first goal.Picture by Mark Hawkins© WALES NEWS SERVICE  (10446690)

11:04pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

DAMIA ABELLA will have a scan later today to determine the extent of a knee injury which has left the Middlesbrough squad’s satisfaction with winning at Cardiff City tinged with disappointment.

Quakers blown apart by Blyth strikers

The Northern Echo:

10:06pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Blyth strikers Dan Maguire and Robbie Dale showed Quakers how to take their chances as Darlington crashed out of the FA Cup at Croft Park last night.

Match Report: Cardiff City 0 Middlesbrough 1

The Northern Echo: Belgian buy: Jelle Vossen scored in a training match at the Riverside and now he is looking to shine in the Championship. Picture: Doug Moody

9:50pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

OLE Gunnar Solskjaer is someone who should know quite a lot about successful strike partnerships having enjoyed more than a decade of success at Manchester United.

Teenager Cocks in from the start, Hatch to play at the back

The Northern Echo:

7:36pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

Teenager Adam Cocks comes into the Darlington side as one of three changes to the team that drew with Blyth at the weekend.

One change for Pools

The Northern Echo:

7:22pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

STUART Parnaby returns to the Hartlepool United side for their trip to Northampton.

Team news: Cardiff v Middlesbrough

The Northern Echo:

7:18pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

BELGIAN striker Jelle Vossen will make his full debut for Middlesbrough in tonight's Championship game at Cardiff City.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day two, tea)

3:49pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCOTT Borthwick and Paul Collingwood continued their rich veins of form as they piled up the runs against hapless Northamptonshire this afternoon.

Durham v Northamptonshire (day two, lunch)

12:52pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

SCOTT Borthwick became the first Durham-born batsman to make 1,000 championship runs twice when he reached the landmark on 19 this morning.

Talking point: Have Sunderland improved?

The Northern Echo: Screening cup final

12:00pm Tuesday 16th September 2014

THE fact Sunderland have three times the amount of points they had in 2013/14 at the same point last season may be sound reading to fans on Wearside, but when they also took eight games to register their first win it is no time to celebrate.

Pools sign new keeper on loan

The Northern Echo:

11:11am Tuesday 16th September 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED goalkeeper Freddie Woodman has moved to Hartlepool United on loan.

The Life and Times of Brian Clough: Part Two

The Northern Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THIS weekend marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Brian Clough, one of the most successful and charismatic footballing figures ever to emerge from the North-East. In the second part of a look back at his life, The Northern Echo examines the managerial career that would come to define him.

Sunderland waiting for Wickham contract news

The Northern Echo: Wanted man: Connor Wickham has plenty of clubs keen as Sunderland push for a new deal

7:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

CONNOR WICKHAM is yet to agree a new deal at Sunderland, despite suggestions the striker has edged towards committing his future to the club.

Cooper happy for Pools to give youth a chance

The Northern Echo:

6:10am Tuesday 16th September 2014

THERE’S no bigger advocate in the loan system than Colin Cooper. Equally, the Hartlepool United boss is a huge believer in giving young players a chance to develop in the Football League.

Karanka wants in-form Leadbitter to get a new contract at Boro

The Northern Echo: Match-winner: Grant Leadbitter was the star turn at Huddersfield for Middlesbrough

6:02am Tuesday 16th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH have had initial discussions aimed at securing the future of Grant Leadbitter in a bid to keep him at the Riverside Stadium, with Aitor Karanka convinced he will still have the midfielder beyond this season.

Tricky trip to Skelmersdale awaits Quakers if they see off Blyth

The Northern Echo: PRE-SEASON: Martin Gray’s Darlington welcome Sunderland to Heritage Park this afternoon

10:18am Tuesday 16th September 2014

A TRIP to Evo-Stik Premier League leaders Skelmersdale United lies in wait if Darlington overcome Blyth Spartans at the second attempt in this evening’s FA Cup replay.

Yorkshire pride for delighted Bairstow

The Northern Echo:

10:22am Tuesday 16th September 2014

JONNY BAIRSTOW is hoping Yorkshire’s LV= County Championship title triumph can be the first of many for a group of players primed for long-term success.

Mustard allowed a week off to prepare

The Northern Echo:

10:20am Tuesday 16th September 2014

DURHAM are resting Phil Mustard this week ahead of Saturday’s Royal London Cup final against Warwickshire at Lord’s.

England pay tribute to their rich heritage in new strip

The Northern Echo:

10:25am Tuesday 16th September 2014

ENGLAND will wear symbols of the Victoria Cross for the first time this autumn after rubber grip areas inspired by the military medal were added to the national side’s new kit.

Norman ready for a speedy return from injury

The Northern Echo: PUTTING IT RIGHT: Australian golfer Greg Norman uses mental techniques during the course of play

10:27am Tuesday 16th September 2014

TWO-TIME major winner Greg Norman is expected to make a “full, speedy recovery” after injuring his left arm in a chainsaw accident over the weekend.




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