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Jordan Pickford reveals England dream ahead of Russia World Cup with ex-Sunderland ace to start Holland friendly

Ex-Sunderland ace Jordan Pickford will start in goal for England in Friday's friendly against Holland in Amsterdam.

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Seaham Harbour bowler Jack Lacey powers in against Boldon last summer.

Good news as Seaham Harbour survive to play in 150th anniversary year

Seaham Harbour will play cricket in their 150th anniversary year after all.

Sunderland's Stadium of Light.

Sunderland defender heads out on loan

Sunderland Under-18s defender Jacob Young has joined Ossett Albion FC on a youth loan, the club has confirmed.

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Sunderland striker Josh Maja.

Sunderland plan new long-term deals for duo plus Liverpool, Chelsea and Manchester United make headlines

Chris Coleman is keen to tie down promising Sunderland duo Joel Asoro and Josh Maja to long-term deals.

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Wearmouth Boxing Club's Leon Harris, Billy Hope, Beau Smith and Bradley Crone.

Sunderland boxers target national glory


Conor Newton hits home Hartlepool United's equaliser in last night's vital 2-1 National League Premier Division win at Barrow. Picture by Steve Flynn/

West End ease to Wearside League win, while Chester-le-Street clinch cup semi-final place

Sunderland West End consolidated fifth place in the TWR Bifolds Wearside League thanks to a comfortable 2-0 win at Harton and Westoe CW last night.

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Deal or no deal? The verdict on Sunderland’s out of contract players this summer

Sunderland AFC’s squad is set for a huge summer overhaul, regardless of which division they are in.

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Motherwell's former Sunderland and Hartlepool United  keeper, Trevor Carson, gathers a high ball against Celtic.

Ex-Sunderland and Pools man Trevor Carson on missing life-changing Celtic move, sacrifices and painting his own mural

Trevor Carson cast aside holiday plans and shopping catalogues when a Celtic move failed to materialise.

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England's Jordan Pickford.

David Preece: Jordan Pickford will be England number one for a long time yet, not just for Russia 2018.

Gareth Southgate has got a problem: goalkeepers.

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John O'Shea.

Chris Coleman reveals when Sunderland players will discover contract fate

Chris Coleman has told senior players in the final months of their contracts that no decisions will be made on their futures until the end of the season – but hopes to tie teenage hotshots Joel Asoro and Josh Maja to new deals.

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Lee Cattermole in action against Preston.

No acceptable explanation for Aiden McGeady being snubbed in favour of players who aren’t good enough

As feared, as soon as Sunderland had three available centre-backs, they reverted to five at the back.

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Martin Bain’s revamped department must deliver two key qualities in transfers this summer

Here we are again, looking longingly to the summer months.

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Nathan Reed, who has returned to competitive action

Sunderland Harriers’ Senior Men’s team look to build up a head of steam in Northern Athletics Championships

Sunderland Harriers Senior Men’s team are one of five North East clubs travelling to Birkenhead for the Northern Athletics 12-Stage Road Relay Championship on Sunday.


Washington’s McCormack twins target Commonwealth Games gold in Australia

Washington boxing twins Pat and Luke McCormack jet off to the Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast today with just one medal colour on their minds.

Is Kazenga LuaLua Chris Coleman's last throw of the dice this season?

Chris Coleman vows to mix things up – this is one card he has left to play

Chris Coleman had hoped this international break would be a chance to dwell on some much-needed positivity, Sunderland’s gap to safety cut to two points and the prospect of an uplifting end to the season hanging in the air.

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Craig Hignett with Raj Singh at Pools' game at AFC Fylde last weekend.

Hartlepool United takeover in danger of falling through

Raj Singh’s takeover of Hartlepool United has hit a snag and is on the verge of falling through.

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Last-gasp agony as Ryhope CW lose League Cup quarter-final at Newcastle Benfield

Ryhope CW and Seaham Red Star both saw their Brooks Mileson Memorial League Cup dreams dashed by quarter-final defeats last night.

Wearside League: 10-man Hebburn Town Reserves hold on to go top of the table

Wearside League: 10-man Hebburn Town Reserves hold on to go top of the table

Hebburn Town Reserves climbed into top spot in the TWR Bifolds Wearside League thanks to last night’s 1-0 home victory over Richmond Town.

Ashley Fletcher.

Sunderland boss explains why Middlesbrough striker is finding it ‘tough’ and what knocked his confidence

Chris Coleman admits Ashley Fletcher is finding it ‘tough’ at struggling Sunderland – and has pinpointed what has knocked his confidence.

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Isaac Hayden

Midfielder Isaac Hayden fired up to push for Newcastle recall

Midfielder Isaac Hayden says he will work hard to push for a Newcastle United return at home to Huddersfield Town next weekend.

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