Articles by: SportsByte

  • Sunderland FoL Scholars had been on a 10 match unbeaten spell.

    Highlights: Sunderland FoL Scholars’ unbeaten run comes to an end against Northampton

    February 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    By Adam Smith, Alex Baxter and Sam Johnson Sunderland Foundation of Light Scholars suffered their first league defeat of the season after a 2-1 loss to Northampton Town Scholars on Wednesday afternoon. Despite an Arron Thompson penalty giving Sunderland the lead, Northampton fought back to claim all three points. After […]

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

    David Moyes calls for Sunderland to scrap their way out of trouble

    February 1, 2017 at 8:57 am

    David Moyes has ordered his Sunderland players to develop an ugly streak to dig the club out of Premier League relegation trouble once again. The Black Cats scrapped their way to a creditable 0-0 home draw with high-flying Tottenham on Tuesday evening as they produced a concerted rearguard action to […]

  • Everton's Gerard Deulofeu and Sunderland's Patrick van Aanholt battle for the ball. Picture credit: Tim Goode / EMPICS Sport

    Sunderland accept van Aanholt bid from Crystal Palace

    January 27, 2017 at 9:51 am

    Sunderland have agreed a fee which could eventually rise to £14million for defender Patrick van Aanholt with Premier League rivals Crystal Palace. The Eagles have been given permission to speak to the 26-year-old Dutchman, who had submitted a transfer request, and he will now travel to London in a bid […]

  • 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 […]