Local sport

  • Sunderland's John O'Shea embraces Bali Mumba as is he substituted during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Little Comets frontman blasts “unsolvable” Sunderland following successive relegations

    May 18, 2018 at 4:35 pm

      The frontman of Washington/Jarrow indie starlets Little Comets has hit out at Sunderland and (soon-to-be) previous owner Ellis Short, following confirmation of the club’s relegation to League One. While Rob Coles prepares his band for the release of their fifth studio album, his beloved football club prepares for life […]

  • Sunderland lost 15-2 against high-flying Hull.

    Ultimate Frisbee President admits start of 2018/19 is ‘really important’ for future of team

    May 18, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      University of Sunderland’s Ultimate Frisbee president James Davison has spoken of how important building a strong team at the beginning of next year is, after failing to win a single game during their 2017/18 campaign. Sunderland’s season couldn’t have gone much worse than it did. They finished bottom of […]

  • Sunderland fans during the Sky Bet Championship match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Police praise fans as figures show arrests at Newcastle and Sunderland matches in decline

    May 18, 2018 at 3:12 pm

      Sunderland and Newcastle fans have been praised for their good behaviour this season. End of season figures released by Northumbria Police show that just only 80 arrests were made over the 2017-2018 season between the two clubs, with just eight banning orders in total. 43 arrests were for Newcastle […]

  • Tennis participation levels on the rise in the North East

    Tennis participation levels on the rise in the North East

    May 18, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    Last summer the amount of people playing tennis rose for the first time in five years, according to figures released by the Lawn Tennis Association. The LTA claimed 131,019 more people in the UK played the sport in June 2017 than in June 2016 and figures are expected to rise […]

  • England's Jordan Henderson and goalkeeper Jordan Pickford sing the National Anthem during the international friendly match at the Amsterdam ArenA

    Former Sunderland quartet called up for England’s World Cup squad

    May 17, 2018 at 11:28 am

    A quartet of former Sunderland players were yesterday selected by Gareth Southgate for England’s World Cup campaign in Russia next month. Academy graduates Jordan Pickford and Jordan Henderson were joined in the squad by Danny Welbeck and Danny Rose who represented the Black Cats while on loan from Manchester United […]

  • Sunderland Owner and Chairman Ellis Short looks on at the Barclays Premier League match at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland.

    Ellis Short: Taking a looking at an unpopular owner’s time in charge of Sunderland

    May 17, 2018 at 11:02 am

    Since 2009 American tycoon Ellis Short has been a mainstay at a club of constant change. The Sunderland AFC owner has seen turbulent times during his stewardship of the club and a sequence of bad decisions finally saw the Wearside club relegated to the Championship in April 2017 and into […]

  • Ryhope CW season review

    Ryhope CW season review

    May 17, 2018 at 10:38 am

    Following a season of ups and downs, Ryhope CW finished the 2017-18 Northern League Division One season in 11th. The pre-season target was a top half finish and that’s exactly what Colliery Welfare achieved by a margin of one point over Ashington in 12th. Ryhope will be pleased with the […]

  • South Shields joint-manager Graham Fenton hails increased attendances at Mariners Park

    South Shields joint-manager Graham Fenton hails increased attendances at Mariners Park

    May 17, 2018 at 10:19 am

    South Shields joint-manager Graham Fenton praised the wide variety of fans flocking to Mariners Park in the wake of his side’s third consecutive title win. The Mariners were in party mode as they reached the 100 point mark, just two days after securing the Evo-Stik Division One North title, with […]

  • Gary Wilson in action during his during 1st round match against Ronnie O'Sullivan on day one of the Betfred Snooker World Championships at the Crucible Theatre, Sheffield.

    Season Review: Gary Wilson

    May 14, 2018 at 3:06 pm

    The 2018 Welsh Open was undoubtedly the standout performance of the season for Wallsend born snooker player Gary Wilson, as he reached the semi-finals of the tournament. But the 32 year old has been involved in a host of memorable matches, including wins over John Higgins, Stephen Maguire and six-time […]

  • AC Milan's Fabio Borini, center, celebrates with his teammates Giacomo Bonaventura, right, and Nikola Kalinic after scoring his side's fourth goal during the Serie A soccer match between AC Milan and Hellas Verona at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy, Saturday, May 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

    Sunderland AFC loan watch

    May 14, 2018 at 2:35 pm

    Sunderland’s season may be over but the players out on loan still have games to play and still have a job to do for their respective teams. Papy Djilobodji played the full 90 minutes as the centre of a back three for Dijon in Ligue 1. Djion lost 2-1 to […]