Football

  • Sunderland are ready to sell Danny Graham. Picture credit: Steve Drew/EMPICS Sport

    Sunderland prepare to cut losses on Danny Graham

    July 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland have slapped a £1m price tag on striker Danny Graham, despite forking out £5m for him just 18 months ago. Graham failed to score in his brief six month spell at Sunderland before he was shipped out on loan, primarily to Hull and then Boro last season. And both […]

     
  • World Cup 2014: Last 16

    World Cup 2014: Last 16

    July 3, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Just eight teams remain in Brazil, following a captivating second round that continued to entertain following the free-scoring group stage. The high quality of football played in the last-16 has been praised by fans and pundits alike, as the tournament takes a 48-hour break before the quarter-finals. That the eight […]

     
  • Fabio Borini had an impressive loan spell at Sunderland last season. Picture credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wire/Press Association Images

    Sunderland eye up swoops for Jordan Mutch, Ashley Williams and Fabio Borini

    July 2, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    The summer transfer window is open now and Billy Jones, Jordi Gomez and Costel Pantilimon have officially signed for Sunderland today, but who else is on the horizon?  Gus Poyet is rumoured to be interested in bringing in Cardiff City midfielder Jordan Mutch and the Black Cats have already had […]

     
  • Romelu Lukaku scored Belgium's second goal against USA. Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

    Belgium vs USA

    July 2, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Romelu Lukaku’s extra-time winner sealed Belgium a quarter final tie against Argentina, by beating a defiant USA side in Salvador. Kevin De Bruyne and substitute Lukaku fired Belgium into an early extra time lead, before sub Julian Green volleyed a lifeline for the USA. A late onslaught by the Americans […]

     
  • Angel Di Maria celebrates his goal against Switzerland. Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

    Argentina vs Switzerland

    July 2, 2014 at 10:40 am

    Angel Di Maria struck in the dying seconds of extra-time to send Argentina into the quarter-finals. His low drive in the 118th minute, set up by Lionel Messi, was the only goal in a game that long looked destined to end with a penalty shootout. This was the first game […]

     
  • Abby Holmes in action for Sunderland Ladies against Yeovil. Picture credit: http://sunderland.fawsl.com

    Sunderland Ladies can keep going – Holmes

    July 1, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Abby Holmes hopes that Sunderland can continue their momentum after a 100% start to the Women’s Super League 2 season. The defender scored as the Black Cats secured a sixth straight league win with a 2-0 victory over Yeovil Town at the weekend and are top of the league after […]

     
  • Mesut Ozil celebrates scoring the winner against Algeria. Picture credit: Matthias Schrader/AP/Press Association Images

    Germany vs Algeria

    July 1, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Germany progressed to the quarter-finals of the World Cup with a 2-1 victory over Algeria, despite being matched all the way by the African side.  Joachim Low’s men will now face France on Friday after Andre Schurrle and Mesut Ozil struck in extra-time to seal the win. Abdelmoumene Djabou fired […]

     
  • Paul Pogba celebrates his goal for France against Nigeria. Picture credit: David Vincent/AP/Press Association Images

    France vs Nigeria

    July 1, 2014 at 10:50 am

    Group E winners France have made it through to the World Cup quarter-finals after beating a hardworking Nigeria side 2-0. France left it late, with a goal from Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba and an own-goal from Joseph Yobo enough to send the 1998 winners through. The Super Eagles gave the […]

     
  • Costa Rica beat Greece on penalties. Picture credit: AP/Press Association Images

    Costa Rica vs Greece

    June 30, 2014 at 11:15 am

    Costa Rica continued to defy the odds as the South American underdogs defeated Greece on penalties to qualify for the quarter-finals for the first time ever. Levante goalkeeper Keylor Navas was the hero for The Ticos after he pulled off one of the saves of the tournament to deny Theofanis […]

     
  • Vito Mannone is up against Mika and Jordan Pickford for a starting place. Picture credit: Lynne Cameron/EMPICS Sport

    Vito Mannone signs new new deal at Sunderland

    June 30, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Sunderland goalkeeper Vito Mannone has signed a new two-year contract at the Stadium of Light. The news brings an end to speculation linking Mannone with a move away from Wearside following the arrival of former Manchester City goalkeeper Costel Pantilimon. Sunderland’s ‘keeper situation has been a much talked about area […]