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Bruce hopeful of progression

The Northern Echo: Alex Bruce is 'quietly confident' of beating AS Trencin at home in the Europa League third qualifying round

3:40pm Friday 1st August 2014

Alex Bruce says Hull are "quietly confident" of reaching the Europa League play-offs despite being held to a goalless draw by AS Trencin on Thursday night.

Laugher at the double in Edinburgh

The Northern Echo: Jack Laugher, pictured, and Chris Mears took top honours for England

12:29pm Friday 1st August 2014

Jack Laugher claimed his second gold of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games in combining with Chris Mears to win men's synchronised three-metres springboard title on Friday.

Hamilton heads into break on a high

The Northern Echo: Lewis Hamilton, pictured, is 11 points adrift of championship leader and team-mate Nico Rosberg

12:51pm Friday 1st August 2014

Lewis Hamilton heads into Formula One's summer break with a smile on his face after believing he has proven himself in times of adversity.

Horne: No more confusion on betting

The Northern Echo: Alex Horne is backing the betting ban to help combat match-fixing

8:36am Friday 1st August 2014

Football Association general secretary Alex Horne says the total ban on any gambling on football by players or coaches that comes into force today will help the fight against match-fixing.

Anderson set to discover fate

The Northern Echo: James Anderson, right, will undergo his hearing on the Level 3 charge

10:01am Friday 1st August 2014

England have an extensive contingency plan should James Anderson be unavailable for his home Test as they try to consolidate against India after their first victory in almost a year.

Wenger: No player 'too good' for us

The Northern Echo: Luis Suarez, right, was targeted by Arsenal last summer

3:40pm Friday 1st August 2014

Arsene Wenger has dismissed Steven Gerrard's claims that Luis Suarez was too good to move to Arsenal last summer.

Suarez appeal set for next week

The Northern Echo: Luis Suarez's ban appeal will be heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport

1:45pm Friday 1st August 2014

Luis Suarez will have his appeal against a four-month ban for biting heard by the Court of Arbitration for Sport next week.

Bruce rues Huddlestone miss

The Northern Echo: Steve Bruce believes Hull need to practice penalties

6:05am Friday 1st August 2014

Tom Huddlestone's close-range miss was "easier to score" according to Hull boss Steve Bruce, after the blunder saw his side settle for a goalless draw on their European bow against AS Trencin.

Wane delighted with Wigan response

The Northern Echo: Wigan coach Shaun Wane was understandably delighted with his side's big win over Salford

7:02am Friday 1st August 2014

Wigan coach Shaun Wane was thrilled with the way his side responded to their shock defeat at Bradford by producing an eight-try demolition of Salford.

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