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    Adam Johnson loses child sex conviction appeal

    March 16, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Former England footballer Adam Johnson has lost a challenge against his conviction for sexual activity with a besotted 15-year-old fan. His application for permission to appeal was dismissed by three judges in London on Thursday. The Court of Appeal judges also rejected his bid for a reduction in his six-year […]

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    Ben Stokes deserves big-money IPL contract, says James Taylor

    March 3, 2017 at 10:55 am

    Ben Stokes deserves Indian Premier League riches and should not feel awkward about them, according to former England team-mate James Taylor. Ten days ago Stokes became the highest overseas signing in IPL history when Rising Pune Supergiants secured his services for £1.7million. The talismanic all-rounder has been given permission by […]

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    Bradley Lowery’s family “not ready to give up” cancer fight

    March 3, 2017 at 9:37 am

    The family of Bradley Lowery, whose battle with terminal cancer has touched the world of football, said he is doing well and they are “not ready to give up”. Lowery, five, from Blackhall, County Durham, has been undergoing treatment to prolong his life after he was diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Last month, […]

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    Sunderland FoL Scholars through to NFYL Trophy final

    March 1, 2017 at 7:03 pm

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars have made it through to the NFYL Trophy final after a convincing 4-0 win over Barnet FC Scholars on Wednesday. The win gives Sunderland the exciting opportunity to play the final in a football league ground, against […]

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    Sunderland FoL Scholars vs Barnet FC Scholars – NFYL Trophy semi-final preview

    February 28, 2017 at 9:12 am

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter On Wednesday, Sunderland AFC Foundation of Light Scholars face Barnet FC Scholars in the NFYL trophy semi-final. Advancing to the final would give the Scholars an exciting opportunity to play at a football league stadium. Sunderland will be full of confidence going […]

  • Adnan Januzaj celebrates Sunderland's first goal against Crystal Palace.

    Januzaj relishes working behind Sunderland talisman Defoe

    February 9, 2017 at 9:12 am

    Adnan Januzaj has backed “unbelievable” Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe to stay on the goal trail – even if it means he may get fewer chances to score himself. The on-loan Manchester United midfielder has played in an advanced role in support of Defoe in recent weeks, and the pair combined to superb […]

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    Coates completes permanent Sporting CP switch

    February 3, 2017 at 9:02 am

    Sebastian Coates has left Sunderland after agreeing a permanent switch to Sporting Lisbon. Uruguayan defender Coates has been on loan in Portugal for more than a year and Lisbon have decided to take advantage of their option to make the deal a permanent one. Coates, 26, made 32 appearances for Sunderland in his two […]

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    Highlights: Sunderland FoL Scholars’ unbeaten run comes to an end against Northampton

    February 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    By Adam Smith, Alex Baxter and Sam Johnson Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars suffered their first league defeat of the season after a 2-1 loss to Northampton Town Scholars on Wednesday afternoon. Despite an Arron Thompson penalty giving Sunderland the lead, Northampton fought back to claim all three points. After […]

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    David Moyes calls for Sunderland to scrap their way out of trouble

    February 1, 2017 at 8:57 am

    David Moyes has ordered his Sunderland players to develop an ugly streak to dig the club out of Premier League relegation trouble once again. The Black Cats scrapped their way to a creditable 0-0 home draw with high-flying Tottenham on Tuesday evening as they produced a concerted rearguard action to […]

  • Everton's Gerard Deulofeu and Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt battle for the ball. Picture credit: Tim Goode / EMPICS Sport

    Sunderland accept van Aanholt bid from Crystal Palace

    January 27, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Sunderland have agreed a fee which could eventually rise to £14million for defender Patrick van Aanholt with Premier League rivals Crystal Palace. The Eagles have been given permission to speak to the 26-year-old Dutchman, who had submitted a transfer request, and he will now travel to London in a bid […]