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  • Shaw and Hodgkinson victorious at Sunderland 5k

    Shaw and Hodgkinson victorious at Sunderland 5k

    July 16, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Dominic Shaw was a convincing winner in the Men’s race at the Sunderland 5k while Danielle Hodgkinson took the victory in the Women’s race as Sunderland Harriers’ women took an unlikely team victory. The race at Silksworth Sports Complex incorporated the Northern Championships, adding an extra dimension to proceedings. The […]

  • England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford saves a penalty from Colombia's Carlos Bacca during the FIFA World Cup 2018, round of 16 match at the Spartak Stadium, Moscow.

    Last 16 Round Up Part 2: England win a penalty shoot-out, Belgium come from behind and Sweden knock out Switzerland

    July 5, 2018 at 3:54 pm

    Belgium, England and Sweden completed the quarter-final line up with dramatic victories in their last 16 ties. Belgium 3-2 Japan Belgium recovered from 2-0 down to defeat Japan as Nacer Chadli’s last second goal clinched the Red Devils’ place in the last eight. After a slow opening 45 minutes the […]

  • Peru's Paolo Guerrero celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the group C match between Australia and Peru, at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Fisht Stadium in Sochi, Russia, Tuesday, June 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

    Group C Round Up: Australia heading home as France & Denmark play out stalemate

    June 27, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Australia crashed out of the World Cup as Peru sent their fans home with something to cheer after beating the Socceroo’s 2-0. Andre Carrillo scored in the 18th minute and Paolo Guerrero scored in the 49th minute to double Peru’s lead. However, it was Australia who started the game off […]

  • England's Alex Hales celebrates his century during the One Day International match at Trent Bridge, Nottingham.

    Chester-le-Street prepares to host record breaking England

    June 20, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Durham County Cricket Club’s home ground at Chester-le-Street will host England’s fourth one-day international against Australia tomorrow with England buoyed by a record breaking victory. England destroyed Australia in the third ODI at Trent Bridge, beating the visitors by 242 runs after posting an astonishing 481-6 from their 50 overs, […]

  • Tunisia's captain Wahbi Khazri during the group G match against England at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Volgograd Arena in Volgograd, Russia, Monday, June 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

    Oviedo and Khazri in action at the World Cup

    June 19, 2018 at 10:40 am

    Sunderland have two players’ playing at this years World Cup, Bryan Oviedo of Costa Rica and Wahbi Khazri of Tunisia. Costa Rica opened their World Cup account with a 1-0 defeat to Serbia on Sunday, Alexander Kolarov, formerly of Manchester City and now Roma, scored a freekick in that game. […]

  • Denmark's Yussuf Yurary Poulsen, left, kicks the ball to score during the group C match between Peru and Denmark at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Mordovia Arena in Saransk, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Group C Report: Peru 0-1 Denmark

    June 18, 2018 at 11:34 am

    Peru missed a penalty as Denmark came away with victory in Group C. Yousef Poulsen scored in the 59th minute to fire his side into the lead, scoring the only goal of the game. However, it was Peru that had most of the chances in the first half an hour […]

  • France's Paul Pogba, left, and Australia's Mathew Leckie, right, challenge the ball during the group C match between France and Australia at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Kazan Arena in Kazan, Russia, Saturday, June 16, 2018. (AP Photo/David Vincent)

    Group C Report: France 2-1 Australia

    June 18, 2018 at 11:31 am

    VAR and goal-line technology helped France to a 2-1 victory over Australia in the World Cup Group opener. Antoine Griezmann converted a controversial penalty in the 55th minute and seven minutes later Australia converted another penalty by Mile Jedinak. A deflected Paul Pogba effort, that eventually went down as an […]

  • Uruguay's Jose Gimenez celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the group A match between Egypt and Uruguay at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Yekaterinburg Arena in Yekaterinburg, Russia, Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

    Group A Report: Egypt 0-1 Uruguay

    June 18, 2018 at 11:16 am

    Uruguay scored a 90th minute winner to beat Egypt 1-0 in their opening Group A game in Yekaterinburg.  Jose Gimenez headed past Mohamed El Shenawy to give the South Americans a vital victory. Tipped as the dark horses for the competition, Uruguay started sluggishly as Egypt defended well but struggled to […]

  • Russia's Denis Cheryshev celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the group A match between Russia and Saudi Arabia which opens the 2018 soccer World Cup at the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, June 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Group A Report: Russia 5-0 Saudi Arabia

    June 15, 2018 at 10:11 am

    Hosts Russia kicked off their Group A World Cup campaign in dominant fashion with a 5-0 win over Saudi Arabia.  In front of a spectacular crowd of 78,011 at the Luzhniki Stadium, Russia defied their seven match winless-run and recorded the biggest home nation win since 1934.  Inside 12 minutes, an […]

  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2017 filer, Colombia's James Rodriguez celebrates after scoring against Peru during a 2018 World Cup qualifying soccer match in Lima, Peru.(AP Photo/Martin Mejia, File)

    World Cup Group C preview

    June 13, 2018 at 11:48 am

    With the 2018 FIFA World Cup now just days away, its time to have a look at the four teams in group H. Arguably the most unpredictable group in the whole tournament, all four teams seem to have a chance of qualifying for the last 16. Perhaps Poland and Colombia […]