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  • New Zealand cricketer Tom Latham will join Durham's squad in July. AP Photo/Bikas Das.

    Durham add Latham as second overseas signing

    January 26, 2017 at 2:39 pm

    Durham have signed New Zealand opener Tom Latham as their overseas player for the second half of the 2017 season. Latham is the second overseas signing this week for Durham, with South Africa opener Stephen Cook also set to feature throughout the first half of the forthcoming campaign. Cook is […]

  • Joleon Lescott left AEK Athens on a free transfer. AP Photo/Yorgos Karahalis.

    Sunderland sign Joleon Lescott on short-term deal

    January 24, 2017 at 11:53 am

    Joleon Lescott has become Sunderland’s newest recruit after manager David Moyes once again turned to one of his Everton old boys. The 34-year-old central defender has been training with the Black Cats in recent days following his release by Greek side AEK Athens in November and has now followed Victor […]

  • Sunderland AFC's Kevin Ball and Vito Mannone talk with Media students during the event at Sunderland University Picture: DAVID WOOD

    Mannone and Ball put under spotlight at University press conference

    January 18, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    University of Sunderland students were given the opportunity to test their fledgling journalism skills on two Premier League Sunderland AFC players of both past and present. Hosting a press conference in December, media students and MA Sports Journalism students were invited to field questions to goalkeeper Vito Mannone and senior […]

  • Sunderland's Jack Rodwell rues a missed chance during the Premier League match against Stoke. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

    Rodwell injury adds to Sunderland’s problems

    January 18, 2017 at 11:19 am

    Midfielder Jack Rodwell has joined Sunderland’s growing absentee list to leave the most depleted squad in the Premier League stretched even further. The 25-year-old suffered a medial ligament injury in his knee during the loss to Stoke at the weekend, when he made his 35th top-flight start for the Black […]

  • Sunderland manager David Moyes (left) talks tactics to 	Sebastian Larsson. PA Images.

    Seb Larsson challenges Sunderland to bounce back in FA Cup clash with Burnley

    January 16, 2017 at 9:24 am

    Seb Larsson has challenged his Sunderland team-mates to prove their doubters wrong as they attempt to bounce back from a Premier League nightmare in the FA Cup. The Black Cats rolled over in a desperate start to Saturday’s 3-1 home defeat by Stoke to leave themselves deep in relegation trouble […]

  • England's Ben Stokes.

    Durham’s Stokes throws hat into IPL ring

    January 13, 2017 at 2:00 pm

    Ben Stokes has become the latest England player to confirm he will go into next month’s Indian Premier League auction. All-rounder Stokes will put his name in the hat for the draft on February 4 hoping to snare a lucrative contract and some crucial experience in one of the world’s […]

  • Sunderland FoL Scholars beat Shildon FoL to go top of the league on Friday.

    Chandler praises side’s “spirit and discipline” after Sunderland FoL beat Shildon

    December 7, 2016 at 11:39 am

    By David Barwise, Guy Owen, Scott Paddon, Joe Ramage, Sam Smedley, and Peter Whalen Sunderland AFC FoL coach Jamie Chandler heaped praise on his side’s “fantastic” discipline and “first class” team spirit as they claimed bragging rights over their rivals Shildon AFC FoL with a 4-0 victory on Friday. Craig […]

  • Sunderland goalkeeper Jordan Pickford (left) is up for Player of the Month.

    Ex-Sunderland keeper praises youngster Pickford

    December 6, 2016 at 11:37 am

    Ex-Sunderland keeper Trevor Carson has spoken out in praise of former teammate Jordan Pickford after the youngster received a Premier League Player of the Month nomination. Keeper Pickford, 22, was nominated alongside the likes of Diego Costa and Sergio Aguero after a string of fine performances in the Premier League […]

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    Shildon clash ‘just another game’ insist Sunderland scholars

    November 30, 2016 at 11:33 am

    Despite being neighbours and – ultimately – colleagues, the Foundation of Light’s Sunderland scholars insist they will treat Friday’s derby against the FoL’s Shildon side as “just another game.” They plan to go all out for a victory which would take them back to the top of the FA National […]

  • Sunderland Scholars have exceeded expectations in their debut season.

    Scholars organization key to success ahead of Palace clash

    November 2, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    By David Barwise and James Bell Sunderland Scholars will look to rely on their hard work and organisation as they continue their unbeaten FA National Football Youth League campaign away to Crystal Palace this Wednesday. Despite being one of the more inexperienced teams, the Sunderland youngsters go into the clash […]