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Andy Carroll during a West Ham United training session at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand

No talks between West Ham and Newcastle United for striker Andy Carroll

Former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll is happy in London - and not looking for a move back to Tyneside

Borini's agent says his player wants to stay at Liverpool rather than join Sunderland

Sunderland's Fabio Borini
Fabio Borini’s proposed £14m move to Sunderland is anything but clear-cut, the Italian’s agent claiming the striker wants to stay at Liverpool

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

James Hunter: Sunderland must find a balance between quality AND quantity in their recruitment programme

Gus Poyet manager of Sunderland
Gus Poyet is concentrating on improving the quality of his squad, but James Hunter argues the numbers must also stack up

Fabio Borini is perfect for Sunderland, says Sebastian Larsson

Fabio Borini of Sunderland
Sebastian Larsson says Fabio Borini's return to Sunderland would be a "great signing" for the club
Andy Carroll scores for West Ham United against Sunderland at the Stadium of Light

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

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

No talks between West Ham and Newcastle United for striker Andy Carroll

Andy Carroll during a West Ham United training session at North Harbour Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand
Former Newcastle United striker Andy Carroll is happy in London - and not looking for a move back to Tyneside

Tragedy may bring end to bitter rivalry between region's football fans

John Alder and Liam Sweeney
Sunderland fan Gary Ferguson tells why he chose to raise money for tragic rival supporters John Alder and Liam Sweeney
Gus Poyet manager of Sunderland

James Hunter: Sunderland must find a balance between quality AND quantity in their recruitment programme

Gus Poyet is concentrating on improving the quality of his squad, but James Hunter argues the numbers must also stack up

Borini's agent says his player wants to stay at Liverpool rather than join Sunderland

Sunderland's Fabio Borini
Fabio Borini’s proposed £14m move to Sunderland is anything but clear-cut, the Italian’s agent claiming the striker wants to stay at Liverpool

Tragedy may bring end to bitter rivalry between region's football fans

John Alder and Liam Sweeney
Sunderland fan Gary Ferguson tells why he chose to raise money for tragic rival supporters John Alder and Liam Sweeney
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
Mike Blair in action for the Newcastle Falcons

Summer is no holiday for Mike Blair and 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

Tom Catterick desperate for Newcastle Falcons to break pattern

Tom Catterick in action for Newcastle Falcons
Full-back Tom Catterick says Newcastle Falcons cannot afford another season toiling away in the bottom two of the Premiership.
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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