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

    Sunderland coast to comfortable 3-0 victory against champions Wolves

    May 8, 2018 at 12:31 pm

    Veteran defender John O’Shea was roared off at the Stadium of Light in the 87th minute as Sunderland closed out a classy 3-0 victory against the league winners Wolverhampton Wanderers. The Black Cats raced out of the blocks at the start of the game, with Ashley Fletcher, Joel Asoro and Paddy […]

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

    Five players Sunderland need to build around in League One

    May 8, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    With Sunderland set to embark on a campaign in the third tier next season for only the second time in the clubs history, the Black Cats need to make sure they keep a hold of their key players. Despite much-needed changes both on and off the pitch, Sunderland will still need […]

     
  • Ten-man Jarrow Roofing relegated as Sunderland RCA ensure top four finish

    Ten-man Jarrow Roofing relegated as Sunderland RCA ensure top four finish

    May 4, 2018 at 11:38 am

    Jarrow Roofing were relegated from Northern League Division One on Thursday night following a 4-1 defeat away to Sunderland RCA. The win means Sunderland RCA cement a top four finish, with a third place finish still a real possibility. Both sides finished the game with 10 men. Goalkeeper Dan Regan […]

     
  • Great Britain's biathlete Amanda Lightfoot at the 2018 Winter Olympics.

    South Shields Olympian hopes for bright biathlon future

    May 4, 2018 at 10:16 am

    South Shields biathlon star Amanda Lightfoot is hoping her participation in the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics will help develop biathlon in the North East. Lightfoot, who raced in both the women’s biathlon 7.5km sprint and the women’s 15km race, was competing in her second Winter Olympics in South Korea. Having […]

     
  • Sunderland caretaker Robbie Stockdale (right)

    Preview: Robbie Stockdale hoping to take three points at home to Wolves with a young squad

    May 4, 2018 at 4:51 am

    Sunderland play league winners Wolves on Sunday 6th of May in a game Sunderland interim boss Robbie Stockdale hopes to give young players a chance to prove their worth  In a recent press conference with the club standi-in manager Robbie Stockdale said: “We want to do well in the final […]

     
  • Sunderland's Papy Djilobodji on the bench

    Sunderland AFC loan watch

    May 3, 2018 at 2:02 pm

    While Sunderland were beaten 2-1 by Fulham on Friday night as the Cottagers look to earn promotion back to the Premier League, the players out on loan at Sunderland had mixed fortunes over the weekend.  Papy Djilobodji played the full game in the centre of a back three for Djion […]

     
  • Newcastle U23’s beat Morpeth Town to win their first Northumberland Senior Cup in four years

    Newcastle U23’s beat Morpeth Town to win their first Northumberland Senior Cup in four years

    May 3, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    A Callum Roberts brace helped Newcastle United U23’s to a 3-1 win over Morpeth Town at St James Park in the Northumberland Senior Cup final. Roberts fired Newcastle ahead early on, but Liam Henderson equalised for Morpeth on the stroke of half time. Morpeth started the second half well and […]

     
  • Josh Kelly vs Kris George Commonwealth Welterweight title fight preview

    Josh Kelly vs Kris George Commonwealth Welterweight title fight preview

    May 3, 2018 at 12:04 pm

    Josh Kelly (6-0-0 4KO) will face Australian Kris George (14-1-0 8KO) for the Commonwealth Welterweight and WBA International Welterweight titles on June 16th at Newcastle Metro Arena. Sunderland born Kelly will headline his second show under the guidance of Eddie Hearn’s Matchroom Boxing on a card that sees an array […]

     
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    Michael Wilson breaks Gavin Massingham’s long-standing record

    May 2, 2018 at 11:30 am

    Sunderland Harriers’ Michael Wilson broke the 800m senior men’s club record in style in the Bryan Clay Invitational in Los Angeles, USA. He had beaten the 15-year-old record, set by previous holder Gavin Massingham (1.48.63) and has since been placed ninth on the UK Ranking lists. With 13 athletes in […]

     
  • Seaham Red Star suffer 3-0 Stockton defeat in final home game of the season

    Seaham Red Star suffer 3-0 Stockton defeat in final home game of the season

    May 2, 2018 at 10:36 am

    FA Vase finalists Stockton Town continued their good run of form with a 3-0 victory over relegation-threatened Seaham Red Star last night, but the Star will once again feel slightly hard done by. Goals from Jamie Owens, James Ward and Sonni Coleman separated the two sides on the night. The […]