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Bowls: Silksworth’s Swan Cup title bid boosted as rivals falter

Leaders Silksworth enjoyed a cracking night in the Swan Cup.

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Watch photo gallery from the Events of the North Durham City 5k and 10k races

Thousands of runners thronged the narrow streets of Durham City for the Events of the North 5k and 10k races.

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Roker Marine bowler Peter Thomson progressed in the Champion of Champions competition.

Bowls: Silksworth star David Bolt marches on into county singles final

The county championships have reached the dreaded semi-final stages.

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Golf; Washnington face up to epic final two weeks in promotion challenge

Golf; Washnington face up to epic final two weeks in promotion challenge

Washington face a testing final fortnight in their promotion bid in the Maxim North Durham Golf Union League.

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Hills prove too tough in Golden Fleece Darts Premier Division

Hills prove too tough in Golden Fleece Darts Premier Division

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Champions South Hylton A wrap up snooker season with a win

Champions South Hylton A wrap up snooker season with a win

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Whitburn Pairs semi-finalists and finalists From left: Bill Laidler, Joe Sutherland, Frankie Froud, Michael Creegan, competition organiser Brenda Harper, Alan Clark, Bryan Sanderson, Jimmy McAdoo, Freddie Fletcher CONTRIBUTED PIC, NOT FOR RESALE

Bowls: Silksworth topple Barnes West End from top spot in Earl Cup after feisty battle

The top-of-the-table Earl Cup clash between Barnes West End and Silksworth was a feisty affair.

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Houghton Dairy Lane's Mal Peach progressed to the county singles semi-finals with victory at Roker Marine.

Bowls: Bolt completes unbeaten Middleton campaign as Durham finish with a flourish

Durham’s Middleton Cup squad brought a frustrating campaign to an end with a 23-shot victory over Derbyshire at Kirkbymoorside.

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Hundreds of Sunderland AFC fans volunteer to help replace seats at Stadium of Light

More than 2,000 Sunderland fans have answered the club's appeal for a helping hand to give the Stadium of Light a face-lift.
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England World Cup run provides massive boost for Sunderland economy

Whatever the outcome of England’s World Cup campaign, the big winner this summer is Sunderland’s city centre economy.

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Golf: Stunning success as Durham hit back to sink Northumberland in fantastic style

Golf: Stunning success as Durham hit back to sink Northumberland in fantastic style

Durham staged an astonishing rally to secure a magnificent victory over old rivals Northumberland in the Northern Counties League on Saturday.

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Sunderland's SWBA Rinks winners (from left):  Janet Sykes, Jean Graham, Mavis Pullan, Sue Almond

Bowls: Dairy Lane duo book County pairs semi-final spot, but it’s agony for Silksworth

Wearside bowlers had mixed fortunes in the second stage of the County pairs at Darlington RA this week.

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City of Sunderland Masters swimmers at the Northumberland and Durham Gala. From left: Lindy Woodrow, Gareth Orr, Graeme Shutt, Louise McLellan, Neil Shutt, Imogen Fife, Dave Hills, Norman Stephenson, Jonathan Dean, Mark Robinson, Conor Crozier, Barry Robinson.

Swimming: Sunderland Masters make splash with 25 gold medals in Northumberland and Durham Gala at South Shields

Sunderland Masters ASC were out in force at the Northumberland and Durham Gala, and picked up 44 medals, including 25 golds’

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North Biddick A bowl against Seaham Town A in the Harold Howey Trophy this week. Picture by Frank Reid

Bowls: Durham’s two-year unbeaten Alsop Trophy record ends – as title hopes are dashed

Durham County’s hopes of retaining their Alsop Trophy title were dashed as they were beaten 136-98 by Cumbria at Courtfield.

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Jordan Henderson and Jordan Pickford's shirts and gloves at the Fans Musuem. From left Michael Ganley and  Keith Havelock

Sunderland Fans Museum founder delighted with England World Cup displays of Jordan Pickford and Jordan Henderson

It was a huge success. Everybody really enjoyed it.

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Jordan Pickford celebrates after last night's win. Picture:  Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.

Sunderland legend Jimmy Montgomery’s praise for England World Cup hero Jordan Pickford

Sunderland AFC legend Jimmy Montgomery knows a thing or two about making world class saves.

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South Hylton secure snooker crown in stunning fashion

South Hylton secure snooker crown in stunning fashion

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The Sunderland Women's Bowling Association's Open fours winners (left to right): Sheila Moody, Brenda Hardy, Norma Stephenson, Maureen Hall.

Bowls: Excitement builds as County competitions reach the quarter-final stage

The second stage of this season’s County competitions continued this week, with the majority of the quarter-final line-ups confirmed.

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Dan Todner in county action.

Bowls: Durham squeeze home against Lancashire to keep up hopes of successful Alsop Trophy defence

Durham County B team’s hopes of defending their Alsop Trophy title are still alive – after a hard-fought 122-115 win against Lancashire at Southport last weekend.

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Golf: Houghton pipped to Durham County Teams Handicap title by Darlington

Golf: Houghton pipped to Durham County Teams Handicap title by Darlington

Houghton finished as gallant runners-up in the Durham County Teams Handicap Championship at Hobson.

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