Articles by: Chris Thornley

  • SportsByte at the Unibet Premier League Darts

    SportsByte at the Unibet Premier League Darts

    February 21, 2018 at 2:26 pm

     SportsByte were given behind the scenes access to last week’s Unibet Premier League Darts at the Metro Radio Arena in Newcastle. Watch our interviews with the stars of the Premier League as Michael Smith defeated Mensur Suljovic to maintain his 100% record, Gerwyn Price battled back for a draw […]

  • Sunderland manager Chris Coleman

    Sunderland suffer damaging defeat to Bolton

    February 21, 2018 at 11:24 am

    Sunderland fell to the foot of the Championship table with a 1-0 defeat away to Bolton Wanderers as Zach Clough’s first goal of the season was enough to secure the points for the hosts. The defeat along with Burton Albion’s victory over Barnsley means Sunderland are now rooted to the […]

  • Sunderland's karate squad, including gold medalists Brett Billingham Ross Billingham and Maya Burns

    BUCS Round-up: Sunderland strike gold in karate

    February 20, 2018 at 4:22 pm

    A gold medal in the Mixed Team Kata was the highlight of an exciting weekend of sport as University of Sunderland’s athletes travelled down to Sheffield to compete in BUCS Nationals. The team of Ross Billingham, Brett Billingham and Maya Burns produced an outstanding performance to take gold in the […]

  • In Pictures: Sunderland Volleyball reach cup semi-finals

    In Pictures: Sunderland Volleyball reach cup semi-finals

    February 19, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    University of Sunderland Men’s Volleyball team recorded a superb 3-0 victory over Manchester Met 2nd’s to advance to the semi-finals of the Northern Conference Cup where they will face Hull 1st’s on February 28. Our photographer Iam Burn was there to capture the action and you can see his images […]

  • Sunderland celebrate levelling the score at 3-3 in the 90th minute

    Preview: Sunderland aiming for positive result as Brentford come to town

    February 15, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    Sunderland will be hoping to use Saturday’s comeback against Bristol City as a springboard towards survival as they host Brentford on Saturday. After three goals in 25 minutes, Sunderland managed to claw back a point through two own goals, one following a Cattermole header rebounding in and the second saw […]

  • Sunderland fans celebrate the 3-3 draw at full time

    Sunderland rescue miraculous point away to Bristol City

    February 12, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    With Sunderland three goals down at half-time to promotion chasing Bristol City, fans would’ve been forgiven for thinking the second half was going to be a case of damage limitations. What followed could prove to be a defining moment as the Black Cats secured a vital point in their battle to beat […]

  • Sunderland's Callum McManaman reacts during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    McManaman adds to lengthy Sunderland injury list

    February 9, 2018 at 1:39 pm

    Chris Coleman has been dealt another injury blow as winger Callum McManaman has picked up a groin injury that rules him out of this weekend’s game with Bristol City. McManaman adds to Sunderland’s large injury list that includes Robbin Ruiter, Adam Matthews, Marc Wilson, Lamine Kone, Darron Gibson and Duncan Watmore. […]

  • SportsByte Quiz: North East FA Vase Winners

    SportsByte Quiz: North East FA Vase Winners

    February 8, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    The North East has a rich tradition in the FA Vase, producing at least one finalist in the last nine years. This week’s SportsByte quiz challenges you to name all of the North East based winners of the FA Vase.  

  • Sunderland's Jonny Williams

    Williams gives Coleman fitness boost in U23 win over West Ham

    February 6, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    Jonny Williams gave Sunderland manager Chris Coleman a timely boost as he put in an impressive 90 minutes for Sunderland’s Under 23’s in their victory over West Ham. Williams has been building his fitness at Under 23 level in recent weeks after suffering a dislocated shoulder back in November. The […]

  • In Pictures: Sunderland Ladies thump Brighouse Town in FA Cup

    In Pictures: Sunderland Ladies thump Brighouse Town in FA Cup

    February 6, 2018 at 3:58 pm

    Sunderland Ladies scored an incredible 13 times in Sunday’s 13-0 victory over Brighouse Town Ladies in the fourth round of the SSE Women’s FA Cup. Hat-tricks from captain Lucy Staniforth and Mollie Lambert as well as doubles from Dominique Bruinenberg and Hayley Sharp and goals from Bridget Galloway, Abbey Joyce […]