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  • Sunderland have pointed the finger at BUCS for their changes to the league structure.

    Mid-season review: Sunderland Women’s hockey

    December 15, 2017 at 2:53 pm

    At the mid-way point of Sunderland Women’s Hockey’s season we look in depth at how the first half of the campaign has panned out. Sunderland, who currently sit in 4th position, in the BUCS league haven’t had an easy time of it recently. The season started with 7-1 away defeat to Bradford 1st’s […]

     
  • Four players set to return for Seaham in Newton Aycliffe clash tomorrow

    Four players set to return for Seaham in Newton Aycliffe clash tomorrow

    December 15, 2017 at 2:34 pm

    Nicholas Kane, Lee Hetherington, Tommy Scott and top-scorer Liam McBryde are all set to return from injury for Seaham Red Star in their clash away at Newton Aycliffe tomorrow. The game will be Seaham’s first in three weeks as matches against Shildon and Newcastle Benfield were called off due to […]

     
  • Ryan Scope looks to bounce back from his only career defeat and claim 155lb title

    Ryan Scope looks to bounce back from his only career defeat and claim 155lb title

    December 15, 2017 at 2:29 pm

    Ryan Scope spoke exclusively to SportsByte ahead of his fight with Frenchman Mickael Lebout for the vacant Bamma Lightweight World Championship at Bamma 33 at the Metro Radio Arena. Scope, who lost his last fight at 170lb in his only career defeat has labelled that an “off night” and said […]

     
  • Elliot Slessor of Gateshead

    Valiant Slessor crashes out of Scottish Open

    December 15, 2017 at 2:22 pm

    Gateshead’s Elliot Slessor has been knocked out of the Scottish Open round of 16 after he was beaten by world number three Judd Trump on Thursday night. Slessor, 23 went in to the game off the back of beating 2002 world champion Peter Ebdon in the afternoon session, winning 4-3 […]

     
  • Sunderland Squash: Struggling 1st’s beaten by Northumberland

    Sunderland Squash: Struggling 1st’s beaten by Northumberland

    December 15, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Sunderland slipped to a fifth straight defeat, and will spend Christmas in the relegation zone, as they were comfortably beaten 4-1 by Northumberland. Northumberland named their strongest five for the trip, while Sunderland were without the injured Simon Cliff, who was replaced by Jeff Stoker. Alex Storey also returned for […]

     
  • Fisher didn't always have things his own way, losing on his ACB debut. Credit: ACB/Andrew Fisher/Facebook

    Andrew Fisher: Fights that make sense for 2018

    December 15, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Following on from an impressive upset victory over Absolute Championship Berkut ranked contender Akop Stepanyan, we analyse the potential opponents for Sunderland’s Andrew Fisher’s next bout. Following the Wearside native’s emphatic return to ACB in Sheffield, cruising to a unanimous decision victory over former UFC athlete Nicklas Backstrom, Fisher was up against […]

     
  • World Championships ten-pin bowler calls for more funding following Tokyo 2020 rejection

    World Championships ten-pin bowler calls for more funding following Tokyo 2020 rejection

    December 15, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    A North East amateur ten-pin bowler has called for more funding after returning from the 2017 World Bowling Championships in Las Vegas. Despite working to fund his career, 2011 Under-21 World Champion Adam Cairns placed 97th out of 213 mostly professional bowlers. The 28-year-old Tyne & Wear Metro employee consistently […]

     
  • Men’s football 1st team mid-season review: The story so far

    Men’s football 1st team mid-season review: The story so far

    December 15, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    As the first half of the season comes to an end for the University Men’s Football 1st’s, SportsByte reviews what we have learnt so far, and what could be improved in the remaining games of the season in 2018. League form The Wearsiders last game saw them on the receiving end […]

     
  • Phil Taylor lifts the trophy after winning the Ladbrokes.com World Darts Championship Final at Alexandra Palace, London.

    Phil Taylor: A look back at his greatest moments

    December 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    After 16 World Championship titles and around 30 years at the top of the sport, Phil Taylor will retire following this year’s PDC World Championship as a legend of the sport. However, can the current world number six bow out of an illustrious career with the fairytale ending of winning one more World […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons' Toby Flood in action

    Newcastle Falcons: Mid-season league review

    December 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    No wins for two months has left Newcastle Falcons mid table following four wins from five games in the month of September in the Aviva Premiership. A narrow victory at the start of December over strugglers Northampton has seen a return to winning ways for the Falcons and leaves them […]