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.

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.

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.

Middlesbrough ready to raid the Blues - again

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.

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.

Middlesbrough swimmer Willmott claims second Commonwealth Games silver

The Northern Echo:

8:51pm Monday 28th July 2014

AIMEE WILLMOTT claimed her second Commonwealth Games silver medal this evening as she finished second in the final of the 200m butterfly in Glasgow.

Harrogate swimmer claims Commonwealth gold

The Northern Echo:

8:46pm Monday 28th July 2014

HARROGATE'S Sophie Taylor claimed the biggest win of her career as she won a Commonwealth Games gold medal in the final of the 100m breaststroke.

Harrogate squash star wins Commonwealth silver

The Northern Echo:

8:29pm Monday 28th July 2014

JAMES Willstrop collapsed in his chair, physically and emotionally spent. He had nothing left to give, nothing left to say and no gold medal to show off.

Commonwealth Games: Stockton sprinter fails to make 100m final

The Northern Echo:

8:05pm Monday 28th July 2014

RICHARD KILTY's hopes of a Commonwealth Games 100m medal disappeared as he failed to progress from tonight's semi-finals at Hampden Park.

Commonwealth Games: Drinkhall adds to his medal haul - but is desperate to make sure his next one is gold

The Northern Echo: FOCUS: Drinkhall in action at London 2012

4:43pm Monday 28th July 2014

ACCORDING to Judy Murray, her son, Andy’s, love of tennis was partly inspired by playing table tennis on the kitchen table with shortbread tin lids and a net fashioned from cereal boxes.

Commonwealth Games: Dixon's despair highlights what pulling on an England vest really means

The Northern Echo:

11:19am Monday 28th July 2014

AS well as creating tales of triumph, the Commonwealth Games has also served up stories of despair. Chief Sports Writer Scott Wilson caught up with Sunderland distance runner Alyson Dixon after her dreams of Glasgow glory disappeared at the weekend

Pardew is still looking for an extra striker

The Northern Echo:

10:02am Monday 28th July 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED’S pre-season Tour of New Zealand consisted with two victories and manager Alan Pardew could add to his improving squad further by bringing in a new striker.

Brownlee forced to shelve his track ambitions

The Northern Echo:

9:56am Monday 28th July 2014

ALISTAIR BROWNLEE is unlikely to pursue track running despite having won every major honour in triathlon.

Gray delighted to bring Mitchell back to Darlington

The Northern Echo:

9:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Martin Gray lauded the arrival of new signing Adam Mitchell, and admitted he hopes his latest signing goes on to bigger and better things.

Weightman determined to kick on ahead of Commonwealth 1,500m opener

The Northern Echo: WORLD CALL: Laura Weightman

8:00am Monday 28th July 2014

IT has already been a good year for North-East middle-distance runner Laura Weightman – now she wants to make it a great one by winning a medal at the Commonwealth Games.

North-East transfer gossip (Newcastle, Sunderland and Middlesbrough): Monday, July 28

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Monday 28th July 2014

Mike Ashley is always on the look-out for a deal which makes good financial sense so it is little wonder he is being linked with Shakhtar Donetsk striker Facundo Ferreyra.

Boro set for triple boost on transfer front and a Chelsea double

The Northern Echo:

6:34am Monday 28th July 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH will have Kenneth Omeruo back on the training ground this morning and could have at least two more new signings by the end of the week.

New-boy thinks trip is perfect for Sunderland as Poyet considers Borini loan

The Northern Echo: Excited: Billy Jones is looking forward to playing for Sunderland

6:02am Monday 28th July 2014

GUSTAVO POYET hopes to have more new signings with Sunderland in Portugal this week and one of his earlier recruits thinks the trip will be ideal for team bonding.

Van Gaal unhappy with his United squad

9:59am Monday 28th July 2014

LOUIS VAN GAAL hit out at his players for almost allowing Roma to break his 100 per cent record as Manchester United manager.

Gillespie delighted with Yorkshire’s repsonse to T20 exit

10:28am Monday 28th July 2014

YORKSHIRE found the perfect remedy for losing Friday’s key Twenty20 game with Nottinghamshire by seeing off Lancashire at Emirates Old Trafford 24 hours later to start their Royal London oneday Cup campaign with a bang.

Somerset v Durham Royal London One-Day Cup

The Northern Echo:

10:27am Monday 28th July 2014

THE return to 50-over cricket inspired a vintage performance from Paul Collingwood yesterday but it wasn’t enough to save Durham from defeat in a high-scoring Royal London Cup match at Taunton.

Joy and relief as England skipper admits he needed it after a torrid time of late

10:16am Monday 28th July 2014

ALASTAIR COOK is back on the front foot as England captain and opener, after answering his many critics with a pivotal innings for England.

Cook falls so close to the perfect response

The Northern Echo:

10:15am Monday 28th July 2014

ALASTAIR COOK fell five agonising runs short of a longoverdue Test century, but still helped Gary Ballance put his team in a dominant position against India at the Ageas Bowl.

Burnmoor’s defence of title takes further hit with Castle loss

The Northern Echo:

10:12am Monday 28th July 2014

JUST what’s gone wrong at Burnmoor? The champions suffered their third defeat in the last six outings, and in surrendering their home game to Castle Eden they also surrendered the leadership of Division One as both Tudhoe and Esh Winning grabbed their chance for a spell in the spotlight.

Hetton’s hopes hang in balance after draw

The Northern Echo:

10:10am Monday 28th July 2014

THE TITLE hopes of Hetton Lyons are hanging by a thread after they were unable to overpower the championship favourites, South Northumberland, in their top-ofthe- table confrontation.

Swalwell shoot down Shotley Bridge in revenge mission

10:08am Monday 28th July 2014

SWALWELL gained swift revenge for their league cup final defeat at the hands of Shotley Bridge when they toppled the league leaders by an emphatic 96 runs to re-ignite their own hopes of making it eight successive championships.

Twist at the top as Stokesley move ahead of Richmondshire

The Northern Echo:

10:07am Monday 28th July 2014

THE fascinating fight for the league title took another twist and turn as Stokesley leapfrogged Richmondshire back into second place and, at the same time, moved to within ten points of leaders Darlington.

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