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  • Spartans beaten by Napier Knights in one-sided game

    Spartans beaten by Napier Knights in one-sided game

    December 4, 2017 at 10:12 am

    Sunderland Spartans failed to score for the second time this season as they lost 35-0 to Edinburgh Napier Knights. In their last game before the Christmas break, the Spartans also lost QB Trevor Hill early in the fourth quarter to a shoulder injury, leaving back-up QB Mark Daniel Laing to […]

  • Spartans march on in search of second win

    Spartans march on in search of second win

    December 1, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      Sunderland Spartans are hoping to keep up the momentum as they march on in search of their second win of the season. The Spartans will be hosting the Edinburgh Napier Knights on December 3 at Druids Park, hoping that last weeks win against Northumbria Mustangs will prove to be […]

  • Solid Sunderland make it three in a row

    Solid Sunderland make it three in a row

    December 1, 2017 at 11:00 am

    The University of Sunderland’s Men’s Volleyball team won their third consecutive game in all competitions following last night’s entertaining 3-2 victory over Leeds Beckett 1st’s. The result followed on from two straight-sets victories over Lancaster in the Northern 2B division and Durham in the Northern Conference Cup, and the confidence is now […]

  • Durham's Michael Richardson during the Specsavers County Championship, Division Two match at Queen's Park, Chesterfield.

    Durham fixtures announced for 2018 campaign

    November 30, 2017 at 12:48 pm

    The fixtures for the 2018 Specsavers County Championship Division Two season have been announced and sees Durham begin their campaign at home to Kent. Durham, who finished one place off the bottom in ninth in 2017 having been docked 48 points following a financial bailout by the England and Wales Cricket Board, will host Kent […]

  • Phil Taylor is one of a number of top darts players who will be competing in Sunderland. Picture credit: John Walton/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    PDC 2018 World Darts Championship draw made – can The Power switch it on one more time?

    November 30, 2017 at 9:41 am

    The draw for the William Hill PDC World Darts Championship has been made, and darting legend Phil Taylor – who prepares to walk out to his final tournament before retirement – has been handed a potential first round upset. In his quest to bow out from the sport in triumph, […]

  • PDC World Championship Draw: Dobey faces 16-time champion Taylor

    PDC World Championship Draw: Dobey faces 16-time champion Taylor

    November 29, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Chris Dobey faces an uphill battle to progress in the PDC World Darts Championship after drawing 16-time champion Phil Taylor in the first round.  The world number-38 makes his second consecutive appearance at the year ending tournament, and was handed a tough first round draw. Dobey will face sixth seed […]

  • England's Mark Stoneman plays a shot during the Ashes cricket test between England and Australia in Brisbane. Picture credit: Tertius Pickard/AP/Press Association Images

    Ashes: Australia win first Test but former Durham man Stoneman has positive start to series

    November 28, 2017 at 7:48 pm

      Australia beat England by 10 wickets on the final day in Brisbane at the Gabba, giving them a 1-0 series lead. Mark Stoneman hit his maiden Ashes 50 before tea on day one prior to being clean bowled by left arm seamer Mitchell Starc for 53. World number one […]

  • Chris Dobey in action at the William Hill World Darts Championship at Alexandra Palace, London. Steven Paston/PA Wire.

    Dobey secures World Championship spot in Minehead

    November 28, 2017 at 6:56 pm

    Chris Dobey secured his place at the darts World Championships after making the third round of the Players Championship finals in Minehead.  Dobey won two of his three matches in the tournament, including victories over Kim Huybrechts and Scotsman Robert Thornton. The Bedlington thrower bowed out against Daryl Gurney on […]

  • Spartans hold on to secure first win of season against Northumbria Mustangs

    Spartans hold on to secure first win of season against Northumbria Mustangs

    November 27, 2017 at 6:25 pm

    An injury-hit Sunderland Spartans held off the Northumbria Mustangs spirited comeback to secure their first win of the season. A converted touchdown in the second quarter and a safety in the third was just enough to keep the Mustangs at bay which, despite their late-game charge, saw the final score […]

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    Mathison: Jackson Racing deal is perfect for me

    November 27, 2017 at 10:16 am

    Road racing ace Daley Mathison feels he’s better equipped than ever to challenge for race wins after inking a deal for 2018 with Jackson Racing. The Stockton rider pulled the covers off his new deal at the Motorcycle Live show in Birmingham this weekend, where he revealed he will take both his […]