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  • Sunderland's Sebastian Larsson (left) and Newcastle United's Cheick Tiote battle for the ball

    Former Newcastle United midfielder, Cheick Tiote, dies aged 30

    June 5, 2017 at 7:57 pm

    Former Newcastle United and Ivory Coast midfielder, Cheick Tiote has died after collapsing in training.  The 30-year-old spent seven years on Tyneside before joining Chinese second-tier side Beijing Enterprises in February. Spokesman Emanuele Palladino said: “It is with deep sadness I confirm that Cheick Tiote sadly passed away earlier today […]

     
  • Sunderland AFC Ladies manager Melanie Reay

    Sunderland Ladies suffer injury-time heartbreak as Stanway strikes late

    June 5, 2017 at 11:52 am

    Georgia Stanway scored the only goal in the 91st minute as Manchester City Women claimed a narrow 1-0 win at Sunderland on Wednesday night. The Lady Black Cats frustrated their professional opposition throughout but the champions of England eventually found a way through as Stanway’s sweet strike beat Anke Preuss. Preuss […]

     
  • HIGHLIGHTS: Sunderland FoL Scholars NFYL Trophy victory

    HIGHLIGHTS: Sunderland FoL Scholars NFYL Trophy victory

    June 1, 2017 at 10:02 am

    Sunderland FoL Scholars, now confirmed league and cup double winners, defeated Albion in the Community 1-0 in a dramatic extra-time showdown at the Stadium of Light on May 24. SportsByte were there to catch all the matchday action, as well as Sunderland legend Kevin Ball’s inspirational team-talk to the youngsters. […]

     
  • Four free agents Sunderland could look to sign this summer

    Four free agents Sunderland could look to sign this summer

    May 31, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Following Sunderland’s relegation, it promises to be a very busy summer transfer window at the Stadium of Light. With seven players reaching the end of their contracts, and the likes of Jordan Pickford and Lamine Kone expected to be sold, a squad rebuilding will be necessary. The Lads reportedly won’t […]

     
  • Pidcock takes individual glory as JLT Condor extend Tour Series lead in Durham

    Pidcock takes individual glory as JLT Condor extend Tour Series lead in Durham

    May 30, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Seventeen-year-old Tom Pidcock stole the show to claim an impressive individual win as cycling’s Tour Series visited Durham on Saturday evening. With Durham hosting the Tour Series for the eighth year running, Pidcock, a member of PH Mas – Paul Milnes – Oldfield, broke free from numerous Olympians to make all […]

     
  • Sunderland FoL Scholars win NFYL Trophy with dramatic extra time strike

    Sunderland FoL Scholars win NFYL Trophy with dramatic extra time strike

    May 25, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    “It’s probably the best goal I’ve ever scored.” Match-winner Jak Hanson talks to @Sports_Byte after the final whistle #NFYLTrophy pic.twitter.com/UFng6eAce1 — SAFCFoL Scholarship (@FoLScholars) May 24, 2017 Sunderland FoL Scholars 1-0 Brighton Albion In The Community Sunderland FoL Scholars have won the NFYL Trophy after an extra time winner from […]

     
  • The FA Vase trophy on it's plinth before the game

    South Shields FC parade postponed

    May 24, 2017 at 10:49 am

    South Shields FC have confirmed their planned victory parade has been postponed following the Manchester attack. The Mariners had been working with South Tyneside Council to organise a homecoming celebration for their FA Vase trophy win at Wembley on Sunday. However, in a statement released by the club, South Shields FC […]

     
  • South Shields celebrate winning the Buildbase FA Vase Final at Wembley Stadium, London.

    South Shields claim FA Vase glory against Cleethorpes

    May 21, 2017 at 8:16 pm

    South Shields wrapped up a dream season by beating Cleethorpes Town 4-0 to win the FA Vase at Wembley.  Carl Finnigan’s penalty in the 43rd minute put Shields into a deserved lead after Gavin Cogdon was fouled by Tim Lowe.  Three goals in the final ten minutes sealed the win for […]

     
  • Sunderland FoL Scholars close in on NFYL North/Midlands title

    Sunderland FoL Scholars close in on NFYL North/Midlands title

    May 17, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    By Sam Johnson, Adam Smith and Alex Baxter Braces from Craig Ellison, Jak Hanson and Arron Thompson put Sunderland in prime position to become NFYL North/Midlands’s division champions as they beat Coventry FC Scholars (HEN) 6-1. Ellison opened the scoring after a flick on from strike partner Hanson put him […]

     
  • John Astley in action during his first round match against Ken Doherty during day three of the williamhill.com UK Championships at The Barbican Centre, York.

    Astley ‘close’ to top 64 after excellent season

    May 17, 2017 at 10:50 am

    John Astley, 28, is closing in on his target of breaking into the top 64 ranking spots and is pleased with the snooker he has produced this season. He started the season in the 70’s but estimates when the rankings are published ahead of next season he’ll be around the 66 […]