Live North-East Sport Live: Saturday, August 23

10:41am Saturday 23rd August 2014

It's a busy day of sport for the North-East with football and English Senior Open golf at Rockliffe Hall. Get involved by tweeting #echosport your best pics and posting comments

Match report: Middlesbrough 2 Sheffield Wednesday 3

The Northern Echo: TRICKY TREES TARGET: Middlesbrough's Grant Leadbitter, pictured celebrating scoring against Wigan Athletic on Sunday, is wanted by Nottingham Forest

5:51pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY held off a dramatic late Middlesbrough fightback to claim the points at the Riverside.

Cooper confirms James' absence from Hartlepool United

The Northern Echo:

7:09pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

COLIN COOPER has confirmed that wantaway striker Luke James was not part of the Hartlepool United squad today because he has opted to stay away from the club.

English Senior Open: Hail Cesar! Argentine equals course record to lead the way

The Northern Echo:

5:21pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

CESAR Monasterio found the magic touch to climb clear of the rest during a blistering second round at the English Senior Open today – and he equalled the course record in the process.

Harewood the hero for Hartlepool

5:44pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

MARLON HAREWOOD earned Hartlepool United their first win of the season at the fifth attempt – as they upset Wimbledon to win 2-1.

Match Report: Aston Villa 0 Newcastle United 0

The Northern Echo: Newcastle United FC

2:41pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED were held to a goalless draw at Aston Villa, despite dominating possession at Villa Park.

English Senior Open: Woosnam woos Rockliffe with wonderful performance

The Northern Echo:

2:51pm Saturday 23rd August 2014

IAN WOOSNAM came within a shot of equalling the course record at Rockliffe Hall today before claiming he should have obliterated the current best held by reigning English Senior Open champion Steen Tinning.

English Senior Open: Roger Roper returns decent score as Woosnam makes his move

The Northern Echo:

10:34am Saturday 23rd August 2014

ROGER Roper is the first North-East golfer back in the clubhouse at the English Senior Open. The Rockliffe Hall pro made a huge improvement on yesterday's opening 77 to turn in a one-under 71 today.

Pardew highlights importance of maintaining a positive atmosphere on Tyneside

The Northern Echo: HAPPY MAN: Alan Pardew claims he is happy with Newcastle's summer transfer business - and will not be worried if they do not make any more signings

7:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED boss Alan Pardew has stressed the importance of maintaining a positive atmosphere on Tyneside following a fruitful summer in the transfer market.

Feel Great For Sport: Handy tips for last minute Great North Run injuries

The Northern Echo: GREAT OCCASION: The start of the Bupa Great North Run 2013, with the elite mens runners, including Mo Farah, at the start line

7:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

IT’S that time of year again…

Taekwondo pair secure places in national development squad

The Northern Echo: BRIGHT FUTURES: Katie Bone fends off the high section turning kick from Josh Long during training at Spennymoor Leisure Centre

7:02am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TWO young taekwondo players have won their way into the Great Britain Taekwondo Cadet Development team after successfully completing arduous trials in Manchester.

Sunderland warned not to be over-confident against Manchester United

7:01am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SUNDERLAND head coach Gus Poyet has warned his players not to live on their previous results against Manchester United when Louis van Gaal’s side visit the Stadium of Light tomorrow.

Poyet considers loan move for Welbeck, but admits to problems persuading players to join

7:01am Saturday 23rd August 2014

GUS Poyet will turn to the loan market in a bid to strengthen his Sunderland squad next week, but the head coach admits the club’s battle with relegation last season, and its North-East location, make it difficult to persuade players to join.

WSL preview: Sunderland welcome Mead back, while Durham sign young England striker

7:01am Saturday 23rd August 2014

TABLE-TOPPING Sunderland Ladies hope the return of World Cup Under-20s star Beth Mead will help extend their season-long unbeaten run, as they prepare to face third-placed Reading in the FA WSL this evening.

Gray happy to have selection dilemma

7:01am Saturday 23rd August 2014

DARLINGTON boss Martin Gray admits he has a selection headache ahead of today’s game at Burscough.

Pivotal weekend for Pools and James

The Northern Echo:

2:20am Saturday 23rd August 2014

SMILES in and around Victoria Park are all too rare at the present moment; Colin Cooper is out to change all that.

English Senior Open: Torrance still finds room for a joke after frustrating opening round

The Northern Echo:

10:30pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AS Sam Torrance walked on to the 18th tee, the galleries up on the green looked down the hill where hundreds of spectators slowly gathered to watch his final drive of the day at Rockliffe Hall.

Friend signs new Boro deal

The Northern Echo: OUT? George Friend has suffered further frustration on the injury front

7:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

GEORGE Friend has signed a new four-year deal with Middlesbrough.

English Senior Open: Round Two tee times

6:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

LOCAL golfers Roger Roper and John Harrison will be among the early golfers to tee off when the second round of the English Senior Open gets underway on Saturday.

England women set for Wembley date with Germany

5:59pm Friday 22nd August 2014

ENGLAND Women will play at the new Wembley Stadium for the very first time in a friendly against European champions Germany.

Charlie McCann on the weekend racing

The Northern Echo: File photo dated 30/07/2013 of trainer Mark Johnston. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Sunday December 29, 2013. Middleham trainer Mark Johnston is hoping to top his best previous annual total after equalling his record haul when sending out his 216th

5:50pm Friday 22nd August 2014

The Betfred Ebor is the big betting race of the day and having backed Mighty Yar (3.50) antepost I am glad he has scraped into the race at the foot of the weights. Frankie Dettori, successful in the race two years ago, with Willing Foe takes the ride for Lady Cecil who saddled the winner 12 months ago.

Jones and Vergini set to return for Sunderland

The Northern Echo: Sunderland AFC

3:42pm Friday 22nd August 2014

DEFENSIVE duo Billy Jones and Santiago Vergini are in line to return for Sunderland against Manchester United on Sunday.

Three to follow at the English Senior Open

The Northern Echo: Just champion: Former Ryder Cup winning captain Ian Woosnam will grace the Rockliffe stage

2:52pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Ian Woosnam: Date of birth: March 2, 1958. Place of birth: Oswestry, England. Residence: Jersey, Channel Islands. Turned professional: 1976

Football betting: The best North-East value

The Northern Echo: HARD WORK PAYING OFF: In-form Sunderland striker Connor Wickham celebrates his opening goal on Sunday

5:16pm Friday 22nd August 2014

It was pretty much honours even across the four meetings between Sunderland and Manchester United last season but bookmakers aren’t reading much into those contests ahead tomorrow’s Stadium of Light game, which is a slender-looking 3/4 (William Hill) to go the way of the visitors.

English Senior Open: Jamie has the magic touch on day one at Rockliffe Hall

The Northern Echo:

4:11pm Friday 22nd August 2014

JAMIE SPENCE will be taking nothing for granted when he tees off in the second round of the English Senior Open on Saturday despite “smashing” his way to the top of the leaderboard at Rockliffe Hall.

English Senior Open: American takes centre stage at Rockliffe

1:15pm Friday 22nd August 2014

AMERICAN Gary Rusnak is the early clubhouse leader on the first day’s play at the English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall.

Boro boss wants three new players and Chelsea youngsters in pole position

The Northern Echo:

10:30am Friday 22nd August 2014

AITOR KARANKA wants three new players added to his Middlesbrough squad before the transfer window closes on September 1 – and all his recruits could still arrive from Chelsea.

Luke James: Will he stay or will he go?

The Northern Echo:

10:26am Friday 22nd August 2014

COLIN COOPER has confirmed striker Luke James has reiterated his desire to leave Hartlepool United.

English Senior Open: Perfect start for Walton and Roper at Rockliffe Hall

10:17am Friday 22nd August 2014

IRISHMAN Philip Walton has taken the early lead at the English Senior Open at Rockliffe Hall this morning.

Pardew confirms 'derisory' bids for Tiote, but insists midfielder has not asked to leave

The Northern Echo: WANTED: Arsenal are understood to be interested in Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote

7:03am Friday 22nd August 2014

Newcastle were stung on both occasions when their failure to replace both players was highlighted with bad results, and after those experiences Pardew insists the club has a contingency plan should the same happen again.

Spanish support from Boro for Santiago as English Senior Open gets underway

The Northern Echo: MAKING HIS MARK: Santiago Luna marks his golf balls with felt tip before playing the pro-am tournament at Rockliffe Hall  Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:32am Friday 22nd August 2014

ROCKLIFFE HALL is used to having a Spaniard driving for glory and another wants to be celebrating on the 18th green on Sunday, with the full support of Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka.

Ferrie on song while Storm struggles in Prague

6:13am Friday 22nd August 2014

KENNETH FERRIE has made an impressive start to the Czech Masters and sits two shots off the lead after day one.

Woosnam wonders whether this could be his week at Rockliffe Hall

The Northern Echo: TEE OFF: Ian Woosnam, centre, shares a joke with team mates at the pro-am tournament at Rockliffe Hall. From left Kevin Brown, Stuart Grindlay and caddy Scott Barnes      Picture: ANDY LAMB

6:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

ON the face of it the English Senior Open provides a platform for sports fans from across the region to head for Rockliffe Hall to get a glimpse of golfers who, for decades, have made a career out of hitting the finest greens and lushest fairways around the world.

Jones enjoys success

The Northern Echo:

10:01am Friday 22nd August 2014

WHEELCHAIR racer Jade Jones insists she has enough left in the tank to complete her IPC Athletics European Championships medal haul tomorrow after securing yet another success.

Mackay expresses concern

9:57am Friday 22nd August 2014

MALKY Mackay is “very concerned about seriously inaccurate and misleading reports” in the media and has said he will fully cooperate with any Football Association investigation.

United repeat for Mannone

The Northern Echo:

9:34am Friday 22nd August 2014

HE played a big part in defeating Manchester United on three occasions last season, and now Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone hopes to be smiling again after Louis van Gaal’s side have visited the Stadium of Light on Sunday.

Hastings may make an early exit from Riverside

The Northern Echo:

10:06am Friday 22nd August 2014

DURHAM are in danger of losing John Hastings for the final two matches in their battle to avoid relegation.

Tykes ease to victory and earn home tie with Durham

10:05am Friday 22nd August 2014

YORKSHIRE rounded off their Royal London One-Day Cup group campaign in style last night against Hampshire, to set up a home quarter-final against Durham next week.

Judge us after ten games -- Ainsley

1:00pm Friday 22nd August 2014

Spennymoor Town manager Jason Ainsley says that it’s too early to judge his side after a mixed first week in the Evo Stik First Division North.

Unbeaten record is smashed by Tapestry

The Northern Echo:

10:10am Friday 22nd August 2014

A LADIES DAY crowd on the Knavesmire was left as surprised as connections of Taghrooda as the unbeaten record of a filly that had looked little short of exceptional was ended by Tapestry in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks.

Climb the Mountain at York

10:09am Friday 22nd August 2014

COUGAR MOUNTAIN can ensure the sponsors keep hold of the winner’s purse with victory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes, the highlight of the third day of the Ebor meeting.

Charlie McCann on Friday's action at York

7:20pm Thursday 21st August 2014

The forecast rain did reach the Knavesmire on Thursday with the ground easing to Good, although the time for the first race suggested it was still on the fast side of good.

De Jong fit, but Tiote remains out

The Northern Echo:

4:33pm Thursday 21st August 2014

NEWCASTLE UNITED have been boosted by the news that Siem de Jong is fit to tomorrow’s game at Aston Villa, although Cheick Tiote remains out.

Durham once more an emotional rollercoaster – Around The Wicket

The Northern Echo: LAST STAND: Gareth Breese leaves Durham at the end of the season

4:06pm Thursday 21st August 2014

SUCH were the extraordinary events of Durham’s week, it seems difficult to know where to start or quite how to wade through the layers of conflicting emotions.

Your chance to see cricket commentator Aggers

The Northern Echo: BBC cricket commentator Jonathan Agnew

4:05pm Thursday 21st August 2014

TICKETS are still available for Philadelphia's annual dinner to be held in the Chilton Country Pub and Hotel on Thursday, September 4.

Press conference update: Boro boss waiting to hear back from two potential signings

The Northern Echo: COMING BACK: Kenneth Omeruo has announced he is rejoining Middlesbrough next season

2:00pm Thursday 21st August 2014

AITOR KARANKA wants to have his Middlesbrough squad finalised before the transfer window closes on September 1 as he waits to hear if two of his targets have accepted a move to the Riverside Stadium.

James slaps in a second transfer request at Hartlepool

The Northern Echo:

11:45am Thursday 21st August 2014

COLIN COOPER has confirmed striker Luke James has reiterated his desire to leave Hartlepool United.

English Senior Open: Graeme Bell ready to mix it with the best around Rockliffe Hall

The Northern Echo: Competing: Eaglescliffe's Graeme Bell is ready to go at Rockliffe Hall

7:04am Thursday 21st August 2014

ALONGSIDE coveted European Tour names such as Ian Woosnam, Mark James, Ronan Rafferty and Sam Torrance on the leaderboard at Rockliffe Hall over the next four days, there will be three locals trying to spring something of a surprise on the rest of the field.

Clayton: Narrow victories are just as pleasing as big-scoring wins

The Northern Echo: HAPPY: Adam Clayton admits Middlesbrough's narrow win will give the squad a boost

7:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

MIDDLESBROUGH new boy Adam Clayton insists he will take more results like Tuesday night’s win at Bolton Wanderers even though Aitor Karanka’s side left it late to claim three points at the Macron Stadium.

Don't be fooled by Manchester United's bad start, warns van Aanholt

The Northern Echo:

7:02am Thursday 21st August 2014

PATRICK van Aanholt has warned Sunderland not to be fooled by Manchester United’s losing start to the season having worked under Reds boss Louis van Gaal in the past.

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