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  • Stoneman likely to keep his place ahead of New Zealand tour

    Stoneman likely to keep his place ahead of New Zealand tour

    January 10, 2018 at 12:42 pm

    Gateshead born Mark Stoneman has received the backing of England coach Trevor Bayliss ahead of England’s upcoming Test series with New Zealand. Opening batsman Stoneman endured a mixed Ashes series after a positive start to the tour where he scored three fifties and a century during England’s warm up matches before […]

  • Simon De Banke claimed the victory aboard his Ford Fiesta R5.

    De Banke dominates on Christmas stages

    January 1, 2018 at 2:29 pm

    Simon de Banke and former World Rally champion co-driver Phil Mills took the victory on the Christmas Stages at Croft Circuit, near Darlington, on December 30 in extreme weather conditions. The traditional event which takes place every year on a date between Christmas and New Year, saw heavy snow fall […]

  • The best sporting action during the Christmas period

    The best sporting action during the Christmas period

    December 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    With the festive period beginning, here at SportsByte we take a look at the best sport on this Christmas and where the action is taking place. Sunderland AFC Fresh from their first home win since December 2016 the Black Cats will be full of confidence going into the hectic Christmas […]

  • Micheal van Gerwen in action during day one of the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London.

    Van Gerwen sails past Kist in defence of his World Championship title

    December 15, 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Current reigning World Champion, Michael van Gerwen set the benchmark very high as he eased to a 3-1 victory over Christian Kist at the Alexandra Palace. Van Gerwen set an average of 106 on the opening night and a 69% success rate on his doubles as he shut the door […]

  • Volleyball mid-season review: Tsagakis analyses “frustrating” season

    Volleyball mid-season review: Tsagakis analyses “frustrating” season

    December 15, 2017 at 1:07 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s Men’s Volleyball captain, Georgios Tsagakis, says the team haven’t done as well as he’d like this year, despite their good run of form. Tsagakis does hope that the team can push on from January, and even go on to win the Northern Conference Cup. The team […]

  • Phil Taylor lifts the trophy after winning the World Darts Championship Final at Alexandra Palace, London.

    Phil Taylor: A look back at his greatest moments

    December 15, 2017 at 12:18 pm

    After 16 World Championship titles and around 30 years at the top of the sport, Phil Taylor will retire following this year’s PDC World Championship as a legend of the sport. However, can the current world number six bow out of an illustrious career with the fairytale ending of winning one more World […]

  • Bike racer Mathison joins Jackson Racing for 2018

    Bike racer Mathison joins Jackson Racing for 2018

    December 15, 2017 at 10:04 am

      MOTORCYCLE racer Daley Mathison has signed a deal to compete with one of the biggest names in road racing next year – Jackson Racing. Following a 13th place finish in this year’s blue riband Isle of Man TT race and a 130mph lap at the Ulster Grand Prix, the Stockton […]

  • Marty McCormack took the RAC Rally win. Photo Credit: @Steven Batey

    McCormack Rallies To Roger Albert Clark Win

    December 14, 2017 at 3:34 pm

    British Rally Championship front-runner Marty McCormack claimed the victory in last weekends Roger Albert Clark Rally, which featured stages across the North East. McCormack, who was competing in his Ford Escort MK2 in the UK for the first time in four years, took the win ahead of Matthew Robinson and […]

  • Kirk Shepherd celebrates beating Wayne Mardle 6-4 during the semi-final of the World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London.

    Flashback to THREE memorable giant killings at Alexandra Palace

    December 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

    Chris Dobey enters this years darts World Championships in form – but Phil Taylor stands in his way of a place in the second round.  The year ending tournament has provided us with some of the sports greatest upsets over the last decade. The Bedlington thrower can take comfort from […]

  • Ireland's Paul Dunne celebrates with the trophy during day four of the British Masters at Close House Golf Club, Newcastle.

    Close House – Home of the British Masters 2017

    December 12, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    2017 saw the British Masters come to the North East’s Close House Golf Club in Newcastle. Records were broken as crowds reached 60, 000 for the whole week, a new record for the tournament and North East professional Graeme Storm finished fourth in his local tournament. Storm told SportsByte: “To […]