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    Sunderland head to Spurs desperate for points

    April 7, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Sunderland travel to Tottenham on Monday night with Gus Poyet’s team desperate for points in their fight against relegation. The Black Cats  sit rock bottom of the Premier League after the weekend results and are seven points adrift of safety. Sunderland have three games in hand over their relegation rivals […]

  • Sunderland RCA in action last season. Picture Credit: Zoe Vicarage

    Sunderland RCA edge closer to survival

    April 7, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland RCA are not out of the woods yet but they took a gigantic step towards securing their place in the First Division when they defeated Bedlington Terriers in the crucial bottom-five clash on Saturday. David Lee’s side made a dream start as Gavin Barton tapped into the net after […]

  • The Wearside League

    Wearside League title race to go to the wire

    April 7, 2014 at 11:30 am

    It couldn’’t be closer at the top of the table as leaders Ryhope CW and Stockton Town battle it out for the championship in the Wearside League. Ryhope, the only unbeaten side, were surprisingly held to a draw by third-bottom Gateshead Leam Rangers and are now equal on points with […]

  • Nissan Masters glory for Van Gerwen in Sunderland

    Nissan Masters glory for Van Gerwen in Sunderland

    April 7, 2014 at 9:00 am

    World Champion Michael van Gerwen added to his trophy haul with a 4-2 victory over Simon Whitlock to claim the Nissan Benfield Masters title in Sunderland on Saturday night. Dutch sensation van Gerwen thrilled a sell-out crowd of more than 500 at the Nissan Sports and Leisure Complex as he […]

  • The Wearside League

    Dobbing won’t go defensive at Stockton

    April 4, 2014 at 2:00 pm

    Ashbrooke boss Asa Dobbing says he won’t go defensive ahead of their Wearside League clash with second-place Stockton Town. Stockton have so far scored 105 goals in the league this season, a tally that can only be bettered by the league-leaders Ryhope. “It’s not our game to go defensive, I’ll […]

  • Sunderland City Predators beat Loughborough Students for the second time in a month. Picture credit: Matt Riggs

    Predators end season at home to the Rockets

    April 4, 2014 at 1:00 pm

    Sunderland City Predators men’s Volleyball coach Keith Sowden expects Sunday’s visit of Nottingham Rockets to be a tough encounter. The Predators’ final match of the season sees them host the Rockets who can still win the division, but Sunderland can achieve a finish as high as fourth place in their first […]

  • Seaham Red Star in action last season. Picture credit: Jack Jarvis

    Seaham Red Star face out of form Birtley Town

    April 4, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Seaham Red Star take on 11th placed Birtley Town away from home this weekend, as they look to get back to winning ways after drawing their last two matches. Birtley Town started the season well, going seven matches unbeaten, but recently have lost their last five matches – including a 9-0 […]

  • Lewis Rose and Stuart Robson in action. Picture credit: Steve Brock

    Two busy away days for Diamonds

    April 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    The Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds are preparing for two competitive away meetings in as many days. Tonight Newcastle Diamonds head to South Yorkshire for a League Cup match against the Sheffield Tigers, and on Friday the Tyneside outfit then travel to current league champions Somerset Rebels to compete in the […]

  • England ran out comfortable winners against San Marino

    Ex-Sunderland player Stokes gets England call-up

    April 3, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Former Sunderland Ladies left-back Demi Stokes has received an international call-up ahead of England’s FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015 qualifier against Montenegro on Saturday. Stokes made her international debut against Norway in January and the University of South Florida player has given Sunderland credit for her development. “Part of the […]

  • Newcastle crush North East rivals

    Newcastle crush North East rivals

    April 1, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    The Newcastle Sapphire Engineering Diamonds inflicted a heavy 31 point defeat on Teesside based Redcar Bears Sunday night as the Newcastle side won 60-29 Track staff had to pull out all the stops to ensure the meeting went ahead despite a delayed start. Work on the track was carried out from […]