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Bowls: Bolt outguns Maddison for first indoor Champion of Champions title

Wearsider David Bolt heads to the National Championships in good spirits after landing his first indoor County Champion of Champions title.

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Anichebe's return will be crucial

Will busy April schedule aid Sunderland’s relegation battle once again?

It will be a weekend of quietly keeping an eye on events around Europe for Sunderland fans.

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Hylton Castle TWR (stripes) take on TS Potters in a recent Premier Division clash. Picture by Tim Richardson

Sunderland Sunday League: Stella sunk as Railway Club roar back to blow title race wide open

Sunderland Railway Club blew the Second Division title race wide open after a brilliant 2-1 win over The Stella.

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TS Potters' James Cassidy (blue) battle against Hylton Castle TWR. Picture by Tim Richardson

Sunderland Sunday League: Farra Paragon do a Barca in stunning comeback success against Foresters

It was certainly a game of two halves as Farra Paragon ISL produced a Barcelona-esque comeback to beat Ryhope Foresters 6-4 in a memorable Premier Division clash.

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Tori Williams shoots Sunderland Ladies ahead against Aston Villa

Alan Shearer cousin aims to make mark in charge of Sunderland Ladies

Melanie Reay faces a daunting second assignment as the new head coach of Sunderland Ladies.

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Peterlee Sunday League: Hall right now as Hearts sink Celtic to win Second Division Cup

Peterlee Hearts enjoyed a night to savour as they lifted the Second Division Cup in style.

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Former Sunderland AFC chairman Sir Bob Murray.

Former Newcastle United player Steven Taylor ‘wanted Sunderland move’, says ex-chairman Sir Bob Murray

Sunderland-hating former Newcastle defender Steven Taylor once tried to sign for the Black Cats Sir Bob Murray has told the Echo - but the club apparently “turned him down”.

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Houghton Cricket Club (red) take on Redcar Old Boys in the Over-40s League last week. Picture by Kevin Brady

Durham Sunday League: Fired-up Houghton Chilton Lodge rock high-flying Keys to boost safety push

Houghton Chilton Lodge boosted their First Division survival chances by edging home 2-1 against third-top Washington Cross Keys.

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Keaton Jennings

England pair get green light for Durham’s Championship opener

Durham have been given the green light to field Keaton Jennings and Mark Wood in the season-opening Specsavers County Championship match on April 14-17.

Cricket
Lynden Gooch has made his first team breakthrough this season

Sunderland boss proud to bring through youngsters but says sack threat makes it tough for Premier League managers

David Moyes says the sacking culture of the Premier League helps explain the dearth of young players making the grade in the top tier.

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Bradley Lowery with Jermain Defoe earlier this season.

Bradley Lowery's excitement ahead of leading out England with 'best friend' Jermain Defoe

Brave Bradley Lowery can't wait to lead out England with "best friend" Jermain Defoe this weekend.

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Easington Colliery (green) take on Alnwick Town in their recent Second Division clash.  Picture by Kevin Brady

Northern League: Red Star hope for change of luck in derby showdown against RCA

Seaham Red Star joint manager Paul Johnson hopes for a change of fortune in tomorrow’s First Division derby at home to Sunderland RCA.

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Pools' Scott Harrison battles against Exeter earlier this month. Picture by Frank Reid

Former Sunderland defender thrilled to land new deal with Hartlepool United

Short of an Iceland winning the World Cup you will never get a greater footballing fairytale than Leicester City.

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Easington Colliery (green) battle against Alnwick Town. Picture by Kevin Brady

Northern League: South Shields demand no complacency in visit to Ryhope CW

Ryhope CW anticipate a large crowd for tomorrow’s attractive First Division game at home to South Shields.

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Sunderland West End (red and white) battle against Jarrow last weekend.

Wearside League: Stobbart demands improvement in Silksworth’s home clash with Shields Reserves

Silksworth CW boss Andrew Stobbart is demanding an improvement in tomorrow’s home clash with South Shields Reserves at Silksworth Welfare Park tomorrow (2.30pm).

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South Shields and Westoe Club to host sportsman dinner. Manager Jan Robinson.

South Shields and Westoe Club set to host sportsman dinner

A long-running sports club in South Tyneside is hosting a charity dinner to raise vital funds.

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Jermain Defoe.

RECAP: Sunderland news - Jermain Defoe speculation latest, Adnan Januzaj assesses Black Cats' challenges ahead, David Moyes youth policy praised

The talk of a Jermain Defoe departure just will not go away. It's likely to be a long old couple a months in relation to this one.
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SUNDERLAND 10 YEARS AGO: Miller guns for big finish

SUNDERLAND 10 YEARS AGO: Miller guns for big finish

Here’s what the Echo was reporting on 10 years ago.

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Footballer Poppy Pattinson.  Picture by FRANK REID

Sunderland teenager sets sights on full international caps, after yet another England Under-17 call

Houghton-le-Spring teenager Poppy Pattinson is hoping that another England call can help her fulfil her dream of one day becoming a full international.

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Acrobatic: Houghton Cricket Club  (red) take on Redcar Old Boys last weekend. Picture by Kevin Brady

Over-40s League: Grindon’s graft against Marlborough pays off with cup semi-final date

Grindon Broadway were too strong for Seaham Marlborough but had to graft to clinch a semi-final place in the First Division’s Alan Spedding Cup.

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