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POPULAR: Julio Arca was a fans' favourite during his time with Sunderland - and would like to manage the club in the future

Arca outlines Sunderland managerial ambitions after taking on Wearside coaching role

Champion: Rhys Thompson won the Durham Matchplay Championship

Thompson clinches county crown, plus other North-East golf news

Double: The Richmond men's team has clinched a league double

Delightful double for Richmond men

Somerset v Durham (Royal London Cup, innings break)

Picture by Allan McKenzie/SWpix.com - 10/07/2015 - Cricket - NatWest T20 Blast - Yorkshire Vikings v Durham Jets - Headingley Cricket Ground, Leeds, England - Yorkshire's Andrew Gale congratulates Glenn Maxwell on dismissing Durham's Phil Mustard. (317038

More to come from Tykes insists skipper

John Hastings of Durham Jets celebrates bowling Tom Poynton out during the NatWest T20 Blast Northern Division match between Derbyshire Falcons and Durham Jets at the 3aaa County Ground on Friday 5th June 2015 

Durham set their targets in cup defence

Jake Carroll and Scott Fenwick in the 2015-2016 strip. Picture by FRANK REID (33488313)

Moore to send a strong squad to Dunston

BIG AMBITIONS: Aimee Willmott is targeting a gold medal in the 400m Individual Medley at the forthcoming World Swimming Championships in Russia

ROAD TO RIO: Willmott hoping to complete medal collection with World Championships gold

READY TO PLAY: Diego Fabbrini will make his first Middlesbrough appearance in tomorrow's friendly at Barnsley

Fabbrini: 'Boro's promotion credentials were the reason I joined'

SENT TO COVENTRY: Adam Armstrong

Newcastle youngster completes move to Coventry

MEDAL HOPE: Jack Laugher

Ripon diver secures Olympic place and World Championships medal

IN DEMAND: Newcastle want to sign Charlie Austin - but Steve McClaren wants to see Aleksandar Mitrovic and Chancel Mbemba in action before sanctioning any more deals

Newcastle continue to pursue Austin - but McClaren is in no rush to complete further deals


Sunderland youngster determined to make senior breakthrough this season

DEAL AGREED: Diego Fabbrini season-long loan move to Middlesbrough was confirmed yesterday

Forshaw delighted with Middlesbrough's transfer business as Fabbrini joins

DOUBLING UP: Teessider Richard Kilty will compete in the 100m and 4x100m relay at the World Athletics Championships

Kilty to double up as four North-Easterners are named in British squad for World Athletics Championships

OPEN DAY: Newcastle will host an open training session at St James' Park

Newcastle to host open training session next week

New look: Jake Carroll and Scott Fenwick in the Pools home kit

New Pools strip on sale from Friday

TOUCHING DISTANCE: Robbie Elliott, while under Kevin Keegan's managership at Newcastle United

When Newcastle were in 'Touching Distance' of greatness

STAYING: Durham's John Hastings. Picture: HARRY TRUMP/JMP

Instrumental Hastings to stay with Durham

DONE DEAL: Diego Fabbrini has signed a season-long loan with Middlesbrough

Middlesbrough confirm Fabbrini loan deal

WANTING OUT: Jordan Rhodes

Karanka: Blackburn cannot keep unhappy Rhodes

WALKING AWAY?: Fabricio Coloccini's Newcastle future is in doubt amid mounting interest from Crystal Palace

McClaren does not want to lose Coloccini - but Newcastle skipper's future is in doubt

GOALSCORER: Darlington's Gary Brown scored in last night's game against York City while playing as a makeshift forward. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Wantaway Brown on the scoresheet as Darlington draw with York

NEW DEAL: John Hastings will return as Durham's overseas player next season

Hastings signs new deal to remain with Durham

ON THE MOVE? Steven Fletcher could swap Sunderland for Swansea. Picture: DAVE HOWARTH/PA

Sunderland willing to sell Fletcher to Swansea

PRICE MUST BE RIGHT: Darlington captain Gary Brown. Picture: TIM HICKMAN

Brown's price must be right, says Darlington manager

NYSD Premier league match between Marton CC and Norton CC. Norton's Andy Parr celebrates after having Marton's Richard Hawthorne caught behind. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH (33157444)

Barney in hot pursuit of leaders Richmondshire

Sheffield United 2 Newcastle United 2

Sheffield United 2 Newcastle United 2: Double Dutch as Magpies are pegged back in pre-season draw

BAD DECISION: Durham's Paul Collingwood in action against Warwickshire before being controversially given out by umpire David Millns. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Collingwood on song for Durham

Great Britain's Relay Team, (left-right) Richard Kilty, Harry Aikines-Aryeetey, James Ellington and Chijindu Ujah during day two of the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games at The Stadium at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture

Kilty bounces back in style

Mead doubles up for four-midable Sunderland

SELECTION CHOICE: Steve McClaren has chosen Georginio Wijnaldum in his Newcastle side at Sheffield United - but there is no place for Aleksandar Mitrovic

TEAM NEWS: Wijnaldum starts for Newcastle - but still no Coloccini

DONE DEALS: Aitor Karanka expects Christian Stuani and Diego Fabbrini to be confirmed as Middlesbrough players next week

Middlesbrough boss confirms that double transfer breakthrough is imminent

WATCHING ON: Christian Stuani and Diego Fabbrini took part in the pre-match warm up before watching Middlesbrough draw 0-0 with Doncaster

Doncaster Rovers 0 Middlesbrough 0: Boro new boys watch goalless draw from the sidelines

STARTING SPOT: Stewart Downing is in Middlesbrough's starting line-up at Doncaster

TEAM NEWS: Downing makes first domestic start of second spell with Middlesbrough

WANTED: Middlesbrough chairman Steve Gibson is in regular contact with officials at Ewood Park regarding Blackburn Rovers’ Jordan Rhodes. Picture: LYNNE CAMERON/PA

Boro boost as hotshot Rhodes hits out at Blackburn

INJURY CONCERN: Rob Youhill suffered a dislocated elbow today

Youhill suffers injury during Darlington win at Harrogate RA

Northamptonshire v Durham (Royal London Cup)

Moors sign Risbrough and list Stephenson

Northamptonshire v Durham (innings break)

CRICKET: Durham City v Bill Quay pictured Jeff Tudor batting for Bill Quay picture: SARAH CALDECOTT (32455124)

Last-chance saloon for Castle Eden

Hartlepool Utd players at Catterick where they tackled the Army assault course.
Pictures: Richard Doughty Photography (33110952)

Collins sits it out as Pools prepare for the new season

Lord's is the aim for Hastings

Lord's is the aim for Hastings

REDCAR V's MARTON: Dale Metcalfe batting for Redcar. Picture: STUART BOULTON. (32445786)

Kerridge Cup final takes centre stage

FAMILIAR TERRITORY: Darlington's Nathan Cartman celebrates scoring the first goal of May's play-off final win against Bamber Bridge. Today he travels to face former club Harrogate RA. Picture: CHRIS BOOTH

Darlington's Cartman and Youhill to face former Harrogate RA team-mates

PJ McDonald 
Pic Dan Abraham - racingfotos.com 
Southwell 18.2.10  (33116908)

Go Racing In Yorkshire: Guest column by PJ McDonald

Usman Arshad of Durham Jets takes the catch to dimiss Samit Patel of Nottinghamshire NatWest T20 Blast Northern Division match between Durham Jets and Nottinghamshire Outlaws at the Emirates Durham ICG on Friday 17th July 

Chance for young prospects to shine in a Durham shirt

File photo dated 06-06-2015 of Frankie Dettori celebrates his victory on Golden Horn in the Investec Derby on Derby Day of the 2015 Investec Derby Festival at Epsom Racecourse, Epsom. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Wednesday July 22, 2015. John Gosd

Weekend racing prospects by Charlie McCann of betvictor

Stockton out to stay away from the drop zone

Gillespie wants to make an impact in Royal London One-Day Cup

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