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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew to play a strong team against Wellington Phoenix

Alan Pardew vows to woo New Zealand fans with another strong side at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington

Ignacio Scocco given green light to leave Sunderland

Sunderland's Ignacio Scocco
Ignacio Scocco is set to leave Wearside to rejoin Newell's Old Boys after a troubled spell at Sunderland

Hartlepool United 0 Sunderland 3: James Hunter's match analysis

Hartlepool United v Sunderland
Sunderland's youngsters take centre-stage again as the Black Cats make it three wins out of three in pre-season

Darlington ready to host Newcastle Falcons, says Zach Kibirige

Teenage rugby star Zach Kibirige
All the fun of the Premiership 7s fair comes to Darlington a week tomorrow as Newcastle Falcons gear up for the new season

Steven Taylor looking for big things in Manchester City opener

Steven Taylor of Newcastle United looks to evade the defence of Alex Brosque of Sydney FC
Newcastle United started thier pre-season tour well and Steven Taylor hopes they can hit the ground running when the season begins
Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew

Alan Pardew to play a strong team against Wellington Phoenix

Alan Pardew vows to woo New Zealand fans with another strong side at the Westpac Stadium in Wellington

Steven Taylor looking for big things in Manchester City opener

Steven Taylor of Newcastle United looks to evade the defence of Alex Brosque of Sydney FC
Newcastle United started thier pre-season tour well and Steven Taylor hopes they can hit the ground running when the season begins

Neil Cameron: Why Andy Carroll and Newcastle United shouldn't get back together

Andy Carroll scores for West Ham United against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light
The former local hero is a good guy and a great player - but his old club has moved on and he no longer fits the bill for what they need up front
Sunderland's Ignacio Scocco

Ignacio Scocco given green light to leave Sunderland

Ignacio Scocco is set to leave Wearside to rejoin Newell's Old Boys after a troubled spell at Sunderland

Hartlepool United 0 Sunderland 3: James Hunter's match analysis

Hartlepool United v Sunderland
Sunderland's youngsters take centre-stage again as the Black Cats make it three wins out of three in pre-season

Sunderland remain keen on Fabio Borini despite agent talk

Fabio Borini of Sunderland
Black Cats are looking to Joel Campbell as an alternative if they can't land Borini

Sport in Pictures

Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.Howszat!!! Durham and England cricketer Paul Collingwood visiting Acomb First School.

Ashes winner Paul Collingwood inspires schoolchildren on Hexham visit

Durham captain gives lesson in fair sportsmanship to Northumberland school pupils

Calum MacLeod has chance to make his mark for Durham Jets

Calum MacLeod of Durham Jets in action
Tonight's Twenty20 game against Northamptonshire marks the start of the most important part of Calum MacLeod's Durham career

Chris Rushworth: New competition offers Durham a chance to refresh

Durham v Warwickshire
The Royal London Cup gives Durham an opportunity to clear our minds after this week's defeat to Warwickshire
Teenage rugby star Zach Kibirige

Darlington ready to host Newcastle Falcons, says Zach Kibirige

All the fun of the Premiership 7s fair comes to Darlington a week tomorrow as Newcastle Falcons gear up for the new season

Summer is no holiday for Mike Blair and Newcastle Falcons

Mike Blair in action for the Newcastle Falcons
Scenic surroundings still means hard graft as Mike Blair and his Newcastle Falcons team-mates get stuck into pre-season

Home from home as Calum Green settles in at Newcastle Falcons

Calum Green (right) tackles Rory Lawson during his Leeds days
Norfolk native Calum Green has bunked up with former team-mate Kieran Brookes as he acclimatises to life at Newcastle Falcons
Joel Farrell in action for Gateshead Thunder during last night’s clash with Hunslet Hawks, but the home side were undone as the visitors ran out 45-6 winners

Gateshead Thunder 6 Hunslet Hawks 45: Thunder knocked off course by flying Hawks

Mark Smith's match report from the International Stadium as Gateshead Thunder fell heavily to promotion-chasers Hunslet Hawks

Jordan Meads times Gateshead Thunder arrival perfectly

Gateshead Thunder's new signing Jordan Meads
New signing Jordan Meads adding serious impetus to Gateshead Thunder promotion push as Hunslet Hawks visit tonight

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