Local sport

  • Sunderland fighter Scope calls out European Champion

    Sunderland fighter Scope calls out European Champion

    April 10, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland’s undefeated mixed martial artist Ryan ‘Big Baby’ Scope claims European Welterweight Champion Walter Gahadza is not fit face him unless he fight someone credible first. Scope, who is fresh off a victory over fourth ranked Ali Arish at Bamma 15, says that Gahadza has been ‘ducking’ fights and doesn’t […]

  • Lewis Rose and Christian Henry on their way to winning heat 8 ahead of Todd Kurtz and Paul Starke. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    North East rivals meet in Speedway League Cup

    April 10, 2014 at 11:00 am

    North East Speedway team the Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds head to rivals Redcar in the League Cup tonight. The two teams met at Newcastle in the same cup last month, where the Diamonds ran out comfortable 60 – 29 winners. The Diamonds, however, will expect a tougher test when they […]

  • Silksworth in action last season. Picture Credit: Zoe Vicarage

    Silksworth beat Prudhoe with Hodgson rocket

    April 10, 2014 at 10:18 am

    Silksworth Colliery Welfare secured a 2-1 win at Prudhoe thanks to a 30-yard rocket from Liam Hodgson and a William Crewe strike.  Hodgson opened the scoring just after the half hour mark, before Jake Hall equalised just after the break. Crewe, however, latched onto a ball to deservedly take three […]

  • Paul Starke ahead of Anton Rosen and Lewis Rose during heat 4. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    Disappointing week for Newcastle Diamonds

    April 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Last Sunday the Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds lost their third Speedway meeting in four days to cap off a miserable week. The Diamonds began the night with a mountain to climb. Following Friday night’s 59-34 loss away to the Somerset Rebels, Newcastle had to overturn a 25 point deficit to […]

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    Sunderland head to Spurs desperate for points

    April 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland travel to Tottenham on Monday night with Gus Poyet’s team desperate for points in their fight against relegation. The Black Cats  sit rock bottom of the Premier League after the weekend results and are seven points adrift of safety. Sunderland have three games in hand over their relegation rivals […]

  • Sunderland RCA in action last season. Picture Credit: Zoe Vicarage

    Sunderland RCA edge closer to survival

    April 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland RCA are not out of the woods yet but they took a gigantic step towards securing their place in the First Division when they defeated Bedlington Terriers in the crucial bottom-five clash on Saturday. David Lee’s side made a dream start as Gavin Barton tapped into the net after […]

  • The Wearside League

    Wearside League title race to go to the wire

    April 7, 2014 at 11:30 am

    It couldn’’t be closer at the top of the table as leaders Ryhope CW and Stockton Town battle it out for the championship in the Wearside League. Ryhope, the only unbeaten side, were surprisingly held to a draw by third-bottom Gateshead Leam Rangers and are now equal on points with […]

  • Nissan Masters glory for Van Gerwen in Sunderland

    Nissan Masters glory for Van Gerwen in Sunderland

    April 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    World Champion Michael van Gerwen added to his trophy haul with a 4-2 victory over Simon Whitlock to claim the Nissan Benfield Masters title in Sunderland on Saturday night. Dutch sensation van Gerwen thrilled a sell-out crowd of more than 500 at the Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex as he […]

  • The Wearside League

    Dobbing won’t go defensive at Stockton

    April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Ashbrooke boss Asa Dobbing says he won’t go defensive ahead of their Wearside League clash with second-place Stockton Town. Stockton have so far scored 105 goals in the league this season, a tally that can only be bettered by the league-leaders Ryhope. “It’s not our game to go defensive, I’ll […]

  • Sunderland City Predators beat Loughborough Students for the second time in a month. Picture credit: Matt Riggs

    Predators end season at home to the Rockets

    April 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Sunderland City Predators men’s Volleyball coach Keith Sowden expects Sunday’s visit of Nottingham Rockets to be a tough encounter. The Predators’ final match of the season sees them host the Rockets who can still win the division, but Sunderland can achieve a finish as high as fourth place in their first […]