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Pat McCormack makes it a double final treat for twin brothers

Washington’s McCormack twins are within touching distance of double gold after Pat joined Luke in tomorrow’s European Championship finals.

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Luke McCormack.

Luke McCormack secures brilliant win to reach European Championship final place

Luke McCormack is through to the final of the European Championship after a brilliant victory over Lithuania’s Evaldas Petrauskas.

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Pat McCormack (centre) is into tomorrow's final in Kharkiv

European Championship boxing: Pat McCormack joins twin Luke in finals

Washington's McCormack twins are within touching distance of double gold after Pat joined Luke in tomorrow’s European Championship finals.

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Ellis Short

Sunderland takeover deadline may shift as German group looks to finalise deal

Takeover talks will not be resolved until next week as Ellis Short continues his bid to sell Sunderland.

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Sunderland's game at Hillsborough has been rescheduled

Sunderland's clash with Sheffield Wednesday rearranged

Sunderland's clash with Sheffield Wednesday has been pushed back 24 hours.
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Sunderland chief executive Martin Bain.

RECAP: Sunderland AFC blog - Transfer strategy revealed, takeover talk developments, former striker heads to China

Today we reveal details of Sunderland's German transfer strategy, while the search for a new manager and takeover talks step up ahead of pre-season.
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Anichebe was released by Sunderland

Out of contract Sunderland striker makes switch to Chinese second tier

Victor Anichebe has joined Chinese second tier side Beijing Enterprises, according to reports.

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EFL chief executive Shaun Harvey.

Sunderland among EFL clubs to make donation to Grenfell Tower disaster fund

Sunderland and their fellow EFL clubs have agreed to donate a six-figure sum to the victims of the Grenfell Tower disaster.

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Luke McCormack has his hand raised by referee Maria Rizzardo after his brilliant win

European Championship boxing: Washington's Luke McCormack reaches final

Luke McCormack is through to the final of the European Championship after a brilliant victory over Lithuania’s Evaldas Petrauskas.
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Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder.

Sheffield United boss agrees new deal amid Sunderland links, Cats forward edges closer to exit door

Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder - who had been linked with the vacant Sunderland job - has agreed a contract extension with the Blades.

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Golf: Seaham edge two points clear in North Durham Union League

Seaham moved two points clear at the top of Division One in the Maxim North Durham Union League thanks to a comfortable 10-4 win over Boldon.

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New Pools signing Blair Adams. Picture courtesy of Hartlepool United.

Blair switch project suits former Sunderland left-back

Former Sunderland left-back Blair Adams believes his move to Hartlepool United is just what he needs to kick-start his career.

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Derek McInnes.

David Preece: Sunderland are left with managerial scraps from uninspiring list – just like with past transfers

Derek McInnes’s rejection wasn’t a surprise.

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Josh Kelly (left) and Tom Whitfield square up for the traditional head to head picture at the weigh in at JD Sports. Picture: Stuart Armstrong

Sunderland fighter Josh Kelly: I won’t take Tom Whitfield for granted tonight

Josh Kelly aims to put on “a good show” on his return to the North East – but he won’t be underestimating Tom Whitfield.

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Preston North End boss Simon Grayson.

Sunderland yet to make formal approach for managerial 'target' while takeover talks take fresh twist

Preston North End boss Simon Grayson remains a leading contender to take charge at the Stadium of Light - but there has not yet been a formal approach from Sunderland.

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Middlesbrough's Stewart Downing celebrates after scoring against Accrington Stanley in the FA Cup last season. Picture by Tom Collins.

Should Sunderland make a move for Middlesbrough midfielder Stewart Downing?

A creative midfielder available on a free transfer.

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Manchester City's Fernando has been linked with Newcastle.

Newcastle’s search for signings drags on, as boss Rafa Benitez prepares for start of pre-season training

Newcastle United’s search for a second summer signing is set to drag on into next week – as the clock ticks down to the start of pre-season training.

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Barry McCarthy was the pick of the Durham bowlers, with four wickets yesterday.

Durham star Barry McCarthy salutes hosts’ positivity in Glamorgan triumph

Bowler Barry McCarthy hailed the positive intent shown by Durham’s batsmen after the Riverside men secured a welcome first Specsavers County Championship Division Two win of the season.

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The St James's Park stadium of Newcastle United.

Newcastle United win permission for High Court challenge over tax raids

Newcastle United have won permission to bring a High Court challenge over the seizure of documents by tax officials investigating the financial affairs of several football clubs.

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Martin Bain

Revealed: The German transfer strategy drawn up by David Moyes and Martin Bain for Sunderland to compete in Championship

Sunderland are looking at bargain buys in the German transfer market – regardless of whether a takeover goes through.

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