Warwickshire v Durham (day one, lunch)

12:34pm Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AFTER the Lord Mayor’s Show came the back-to-earth debacle for Durham as they followed Saturday’s Royal London Cup triumph with an early collapse against the same opponents three days later.

Quakers aiming to climb the table

The Northern Echo:

9:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

This evening’s match at Radcliffe Borough heralds the beginning of league matches in four successive midweeks for Darlington and, Martin Gray hopes, an opportunity to climb up the table.

Poyet admits to being "hurt" by Bardsley departure

The Northern Echo: STOKE BOUND: Phil Bardsley has rejected Sunderland's offer of a new deal at the Stadium of Light

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

PHIL BARDSLEY will make his first return to the Stadium of Light since leaving Sunderland this evening, with Gus Poyet admitting he was “hurt” by the full-back’s departure in the summer.

Tuesday Topic: Five key issues that will help decide the Ryder Cup

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

The Ryder Cup takes place at Gleneagles this weekend, with Paul McGinley’s European team looking to retain the trophy they won in thrilling fashion at Medinah two years ago. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson highlights five key issues that could determine who is celebrating come Sunday night

Newcastle boss warns midfielder he is running out of chances

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has warned Sammy Ameobi that he is running out of time to establish himself as a Newcastle United player, with the current campaign on Tyneside likely to be the midfielder’s last.

Karanka urges his Middlesbrough players to make history at Anfield

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

7:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has urged his Middlesbrough players to make a name for themselves when they attempt to produce a Capital One Cup shock at Anfield this evening.

Rashid out to continue his progress and development

The Northern Echo:

11:10am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

IT has been one heck of a summer for Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid both on and off the field, but the all-rounder is aiming to ensure his career continues on an upward curve in the years to come.

Durham face a quick return meeting with Warwicks

The Northern Echo:

11:00am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

DURHAM will have to find a way to combat Keith Barker, who was left out of Saturday’s Royal London Cup final, when they finish their season at Edgbaston, starting today.

Kompany predicts a three-way title race

The Northern Echo:

10:51am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

MANCHESTER CITY captain Vincent Kompany believes the Premier League title race is destined to “get messy” with Arsenal joining the champions and Chelsea in a three-way battle.

Ankle injury rules Debuchy out for three months

The Northern Echo:

10:46am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

ARSENAL defender Mathieu Debuchy will be out for around three months following surgery on an ankle injury, manager Arsene Wenger has confirmed.

Balotelli is not a problem

The Northern Echo:

10:45am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

LIVERPOOL boss Brendan Rodgers has stressed he is enjoying working with Mario Balotelli.

Slade to stay with Orient

The Northern Echo: Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade. Picture: Action Images

10:57am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

CARDIFF’S approach to talk to Leyton Orient manager Russell Slade about their vacant managerial post has been rejected by the League One club.

Rory is ready and raring to get going

The Northern Echo:

11:13am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

EUROPEAN captain Paul McGinley insists Rory McIlroy will be fresh and raring to go when the 40th Ryder Cup gets under way at Gleneagles on Friday, but hinted that Graeme McDowell may not be alongside him when it does.

European talisman Poulter is the target for team United States

The Northern Echo:

11:12am Tuesday 23rd September 2014

IAN POULTER and not world number one Rory McIlroy is the man the United States will target.

Press Conference Update: Coates and Alvarez expected to start in Sunderland's League Cup game

The Northern Echo: GET YOUR COATES: New Sunderland defender Sebastian Coates can't wait to get started on Wearside following his season-long loan switch from Liverpool

3:37pm Monday 22nd September 2014

SEBASTIAN COATES and Ricardo Alvarez are expected to be part of Sunderland's starting line-up for tomorrow's Capital One Cup third-round tie against Stoke City.

Press Conference Update: Middlesbrough boss reveals Whitehead would have started against Liverpool

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough's Dean Whitehead and Oldham Athletic's David Mellor battle for the ball

Photo by Dave Howarth/CameraSport

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1:56pm Monday 22nd September 2014

AITOR KARANKA has revealed that Dean Whitehead would have started tomorrow’s Capital One Cup third-round tie at Liverpool had he not been sent off in the closing stages of Saturday’s win over Brentford.

Let's recapture that winning mentality that saved us last year, urges Sunderland defender Wes Brown

The Northern Echo: TURF WAR: Burnley's Lukas Jutkiewicz (right) holds off Sunderland's Wes Brown during the Premier League match at Turf Moor

7:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

WES BROWN has urged Sunderland to recapture the winning mentality that saw them complete their remarkable escape from relegation last season.

Match Analysis: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Burnley's Ben Mee tussles for possesion with Sunderland's Jozy Altidore during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Burnley. Photo credit s

7:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

Sir Alex Ferguson always maintained that if you stop moving forward, you move backwards. Sir Isaac Newton’s first two laws of physics state that an object at rest tends to stay at rest; while an object in motion tends to stay in motion.

Match Analysis: Middlesbrough 4 Brentford 0

The Northern Echo: Dated: 20/09/2014
Boro's Ben Gibson slides in to tackle Andre Gray during the Championship match between Middlesbrough and Brentford at the Riverside Stadium
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7:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

ON the day that marked the tenth anniversary of Brian Clough’s death, Middlesbrough produced a display fitting to one of Teesside’s greatest legends.

Brentford win gives Aitor Karanka selection problems ahead of Liverpool test

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

7:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

AITOR Karanka admits he has some difficult decisions to make over who will play against Liverpool in the Capital One Cup after seeing his Middlesbrough side beat Brentford 4-0.

Match Analysis: Plymouth Argyle 2 Hartlepool United 0

The Northern Echo:

6:50am Monday 22nd September 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED have been here before; but this time it’s far more precarious.

Cisse could be the man to keep Pardew in Newcastle hot-seat

The Northern Echo: Middle-man: Newcastle's Jack Colback and Hull's Ahmed Elmohamady battle for the ball

6:40am Monday 22nd September 2014

SEVEN days after Newcastle United turned in the sort of performance that often gets a manager the sack, a spirited comeback for a beleaguered boss suggested Alan Pardew still has the majority of the dressing room fighting for him.

Under-fire Pardew focused on future after receiving backing of Magpies owner

The Northern Echo: Back in business: Newcastle's Papiss Cisse celebrates his first goal with manager Alan Pardew during the Premier League match at St James' Park PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

6:33am Monday 22nd September 2014

ALAN PARDEW has been told to carry on regardless by Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley after emerging from a potentially damaging home date with Hull City with his position strengthened.

Harrison and Wyke to stay with Pools

The Northern Echo:

3:50am Monday 22nd September 2014

LOAN deals for Charlie Wyke and Scott Harrison at extend their stays at Hartlepool United will be arranged this week.

Ebac Northern League: Frustrated manager Forrest demands major improvement

The Northern Echo:

11:14am Monday 22nd September 2014

SHILDON manager Gary Forrest says that his team must improve after they flopped 3-2 at West Auckland on Saturday.

Gray to make changes after poor run of form

The Northern Echo: Darlington v Salford City - Evo Stik First Division North.
Jamie Rother and Nathan Fisher. Picture: TOM BANKS (10575775)

9:02am Monday 22nd September 2014

Following a run of only one win in seven games in all competitions and already now eight points off the top of the table, Martin Gray feels it’s time for change.

Falcons defeated by Saints

The Northern Echo: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

11:22am Monday 22nd September 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS suffered an emphatic 35-10 defeat, their third loss in as many games, as Northampton returned to winning ways in the Aviva Premiership.

The Breese that blew Durham to Lord’s title

The Northern Echo:

11:19am Monday 22nd September 2014

HAD it been the perfect script, Gareth Breese’s winning boundary for Durham at Lord’s on Saturday would have flown off the middle of the bat.

Norton return to top flight after 16 years

The Northern Echo:

11:25am Monday 22nd September 2014

NORTON will be back in the top division for the first time in 16 years next season, and they’ll be joined by Normanby Hall whose climb back after just one summer in the lower league led to a nail biting final hour.

Match Ratings: Burnley 0 Sunderland 0

The Northern Echo: Burnley's George Boyd (right) tussles for possesion with Sunderland's Santiago Vergini during the Barclays Premier League match at Turf Moor, Burnley. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 20, 2014. See PA story SOCCER Burnley.

9:03am Monday 22nd September 2014

Here's how we rated Sunderland's 0-0 draw at Burnley over the weekend.

Hexham claim title despite losing to last year’s winners

11:26am Monday 22nd September 2014

THEY were celebrating up in Hexham on Saturday night as Tynedale were crowned champions of the NTSL’s top division despite crashing to an unceremonious defeat at the hands of the retiring title holders, Swalwell.

Lampard goal denies small team Chelsea

The Northern Echo:

11:30am Monday 22nd September 2014

MANCHESTER CITY manager Manuel Pellegrini claimed Chelsea played like “a small team” and likened their approach to Stoke in the 1-1 draw at the Etihad Stadium.

Hamilton hits the front after victory

11:28am Monday 22nd September 2014

LEWIS HAMILTON feels relaxed rather than relieved after reclaiming the lead in the battle for this year’s Formula One world title.

Mowden boosted by healthy home crowd

The Northern Echo:

11:50pm Sunday 21st September 2014

WHILE Darlington Mowden Park had a 1,000 crowd for their first win in National One on Saturday, leaders Ealing attracted fewer than 300 for the visit of Blaydon.

Match Ratings: Newcastle United 2 Hull City 2

The Northern Echo: Back in business: Newcastle's Papiss Cisse celebrates his first goal with manager Alan Pardew during the Premier League match at St James' Park PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

7:05pm Sunday 21st September 2014

0-1: Jelavic (49, powered a terrific acrobatic volley beyond Krul after meeting Elmohamady’s cross).

Top 15 finish keeps Storm's Dubai hopes alive

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

6:13pm Sunday 21st September 2014

GRAEME STORM has given his chances of appearing in the DP World Tour Championship a massive boost by claiming a top 15 finish at the Wales Open.

Durham throw away two-goal lead

3:11pm Sunday 21st September 2014

DURHAM manager Lee Sanders feels his side only have themselves to blame after they let a two-goal lead slip in their 2-2 draw at bottom club Oxford United.

Lady Black Cats edge closer to title

3:08pm Sunday 21st September 2014

SUNDERLAND boss Mick Mulhern says his team need to keep their feet on the ground after edging closer to the FA Women’s Super League title with victory at Yeovil.

Stokes ends difficult season on a magnificent high

The Northern Echo:

1:28pm Sunday 21st September 2014

HAVING started the year taking out his frustrations on a dressing-room locker, Ben Stokes finished it punching the air in delight as he celebrated Durham’s sixth major trophy in the last eight seasons. Transformations don’t come much more pronounced than that.

Sunderland boss Gus Poyet hoping for good news after Emanuele Giaccherini injury

The Northern Echo:

12:21pm Sunday 21st September 2014

GUS POYET is hoping that an injury to Emanuele Giaccherini is not as bad as first thought after Sunderland’s 0-0 draw at Burnley on Saturday.

Ainsley still encouraged despite losing 100 per cent away record

9:24am Sunday 21st September 2014

Spennymoor saw their 100 per cent away record ended at Warrington, but Moors manager Jason Ainsley wasn’t too downhearted.

Under-fire Pardew pleased with Newcastle's character

The Northern Echo: Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew before the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton where the game was marked by chants for him to be sacked. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday September 13, 2014. See PA story SOCCER S

8:00am Sunday 21st September 2014

ALAN PARDEW thinks his players proved just how much they want to succeed at Newcastle United by coming back from two goals down to claim a point against Hull City.

Durham triumph in nail-biting Royal London Cup final

The Northern Echo:

5:37pm Saturday 20th September 2014

GARETH BREESE signed off his Durham career in the best possible manner as he hit the winning runs in his side’s three-wicket win over Warwickshire in the Royal London Cup final.

Live North-East Football Live: Saturday, September 20, 2014

The Northern Echo:

1:50pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Keep up with all the North-East football action and get involved yourself through Twitter using #echosport

Live LIVE BLOG: Durham in the Royal London Cup final

The Northern Echo:

10:13am Saturday 20th September 2014

Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson provides live coverage as Durham take on Warwickshire in the Royal London Cup final

Under-fire Pardew facing difficult decision over how to react as the abuse rains down

7:03am Saturday 20th September 2014

BY the time Newcastle United hosted Cardiff City in their final home game of last season, Alan Pardew had already completed his seven-match stadium and touchline ban for a head-butt on David Meyler. Not, however, that you would have realised from his conduct that afternoon.

Match Report: Plymouth Argyle 2 Hartlepool United 0

7:17pm Saturday 20th September 2014

HARTLEPOOL UNITED lost their second away game of the week to fall to second bottom in the League Two table.

Darlington defeated by league leaders Salford City

The Northern Echo:

6:58pm Saturday 20th September 2014

Darlington 0 Salford City 1 Darlington are now eight points off the top after losing narrowly to league leaders Salford City at Heritage Park.

Match Report: Middlesbrough 4 Brentford 0

The Northern Echo: Middlesbrough FC

5:34pm Saturday 20th September 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH made it three wins on the trot with a convincing 4-0 win over Brentford at the Riverside Stadium.

Match report: Newcastle United 2 Hull City 2

The Northern Echo: Under-fire: Newcastle manager Alan Pardew (left) reacts during the Premier League match at St James' Park PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo.

5:11pm Saturday 20th September 2014

LARGE sections of fans demanded Alan Pardew’s sacking at St James’ Park but then Senegalese striker Papiss Cisse gave the under-fire Newcastle United manager a much-needed boost when it mattered most.

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