Articles by: Jake Harrison
 

  • Ken Nottage on his career dilemma before he became a Sunderland and England basketball star

    Ken Nottage on his career dilemma before he became a Sunderland and England basketball star

    September 15, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Ken Nottage was a basketball star in the 80s and 90s, rising to prominence in Milton Keynes before moving to Sunderland, going on to claim over 50 caps for England. He was the only English player to top the scoring charts in the English League and, after a 19-year career, […]

     
  • Sunderland Manager, Gus Poyet punches the air on the pitch celebrating staying up. Picture credit: Richard Sellers/EMPICS Sport

    Poyet pleased with positive international break for Sunderland

    September 12, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Sunderland boss Gus Poyet has praised the positive performances from some of his players on international duty, and is relieved that an inconvenient break has not had a disruptive influence on his side. Ricky Álvarez, John O’Shea, Jozy Altidore – who captained America for the first time – and Steven […]

     
  • Ben Stokes scored 41 for Durham Dynamos. Picture Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

    Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes handed ECB central contract

    September 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes has been given a central contract with England for the first time. Matt Prior, Tim Bresnan and Jonathan Trott have not been retained, while the retired Graeme Swann and rejected Kevin Pietersen also depart. Stokes, originally from Christchurch, New Zealand, was a solitary bright spot for […]

     
  • Sunderland fans’ tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney raises over £30,000

    Sunderland fans’ tribute to John Alder and Liam Sweeney raises over £30,000

    September 11, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    The donation page set-up to raise funds in memory of two Newcastle United fans who were among the passengers of the tragic MH17 flight has closed, having raised over £30,000.  Newcastle United supporters John, 63, and Liam, 28, were among the passengers of the tragic MH17 flight, as they were travelling […]

     
  • North East Ambassador hails “best Non-League Day yet”

    North East Ambassador hails “best Non-League Day yet”

    September 11, 2014 at 9:37 am

    The North East Ambassador for Non-League Day has hailed the 2014 event as the “best yet”. Clubs across the region saw increased attendances along with events for fans new and old, while money was raised for various charities. Blyth Spartans played in front of 452 spectators, an attendance that is […]

     
  • England's captain Katy McLean, holds the women's Rugby World Cup trophy aloft. Picture credit: Michel Euler/AP/Press Association Images

    England World Cup-winning captain Katy McLean: ‘Now is the time to get involved in women’s sport’

    September 10, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    We are in a golden age of women’s sport in this country, according to England’s World Cup-winning rugby captain Katy McLean. McLean led England in their World Cup win this summer – the second in their history – ending a run of three successive final defeats with a 21-9 win over […]

     
  • Vergini praises Sunderland signing Ricky Álvarez

    Vergini praises Sunderland signing Ricky Álvarez

    September 9, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    Sunderland defender Santiago Vergini has praised the club’s loan signing of Ricky Álvarez, saying his fellow Argentine will excite fans on Wearside. Vergini said that Álvarez would add pace, physicality and prestige to the Sunderland side. Álvarez has been away on international duty since signing for Sunderland on loan from Inter Milan […]

     
  • Penny Macutkiewicz. Picture credit: University of Sunderland.

    North East physio to support Service personnel at Invictus Games

    September 9, 2014 at 9:00 am

    A leading North East-based physiotherapist will return to London’s Olympic Park this week to support Servicemen and women at the Invictus Games. Penny Macutkiewicz, who also manages The Performance Clinic based at the University of Sunderland, will be the Chief Physiotherapist for the first ever Invictus Games – which start on Wednesday. […]

     
  • Wearside League Preview: West End face Silksworth in local derby on Non-League Day

    Wearside League Preview: West End face Silksworth in local derby on Non-League Day

    September 5, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    Sunderland West End face Silksworth Colliery Welfare in a local derby that is sure to provide plenty of entertainment on Non-League Day.  West End, who have lost their last two games, are currently 13th in the Wearside League, while visitors Silksworth are 4th and have only lost twice in nine […]

     
  • Picture credit: greatrun.org

    My Great North Run: Adam Clery

    September 5, 2014 at 12:27 pm

    The 34th Great North Run takes place this Sunday, where almost 60,000 people will pound the streets of Newcastle and South Shields in aid of a host of charities. The world’s greatest half-marathon (13.1 miles) will also feature famous names such as Mo Farah and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich, while Lord […]