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Newcastle United's Tim Krul

Tim Krul considering his future with Newcastle United

Uncertainty surrounds Tim Krul's future at Newcastle United, and so the Magpies are looking at Jeroen Zoet and Fraser Forster as possible replacements

Sunderland defender Louis Laing gets a chance at Manchester United

Sunderland's Louis Laing pictured training
Sunderland have turned down defender Louis Laing - but he may be going to Manchester United

Maths not worrying Dean Richards as Newcastle Falcons battle on

Newcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards
Director of rugby just taking care of his own house as Worcester and Falcons try to avoid drop spot

Missing top ten target would put Alan Pardew under pressure

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew knows that a top ten finish is essential for his side after their current run of bad form

Lee Cattermole says the hard work starts here for Sunderland

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland in action
Sunderland have belief that they can avoid the drop says Lee Cattermole, but they must continue to work hard
Newcastle United's Tim Krul

Tim Krul considering his future with Newcastle United

Uncertainty surrounds Tim Krul's future at Newcastle United, and so the Magpies are looking at Jeroen Zoet and Fraser Forster as possible replacements

Don Hutchison: It is time for Mike Ashley to sell up and leave

Newcastle United owner Mike Ashley
Forget sacking Alan Pardew, if he had been serious about making Newcastle a force Mike Ashley would never have appointed him in the first place

Missing top ten target would put Alan Pardew under pressure

Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew knows that a top ten finish is essential for his side after their current run of bad form
Sunderland's Louis Laing pictured training

Sunderland defender Louis Laing gets a chance at Manchester United

Sunderland have turned down defender Louis Laing - but he may be going to Manchester United

Lee Cattermole says the hard work starts here for Sunderland

Lee Cattermole of Sunderland in action
Sunderland have belief that they can avoid the drop says Lee Cattermole, but they must continue to work hard

Chelsea 1 Sunderland 2: Steve Brown's match analysis

Chelsea's Mark Schwarzer is beaten from the penalty spot by Sunderland's Fabio Borini
Sunderland win at Chelsea but they must back up victory with more if an unlikely resurrection is to be complete

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Keaton Jennings bowling for Durham against Somerset

Durham's opening bowlers show they know their Onions

There is an art to bowling at Durham's Chester-le-Street home, and Graham Onions and Chris Rushworth gave perfect demonstrations yesterday

Gareth Breese and Jamie Harrison post good Durham score, but should it have been better?

Durham's Keaton Jennings reached 80 on the opening day
Gareth Breese and Jamie Harrison led Durham to three batting points at Chester-le-Street, yet it felt like a missed opportunity

Northamptonshire CCC v Durham CCC REPLAY: Day Four wickets, action and analysis from Wantage Road

Matthew Spriegel of Northamptonshire scores four runs during the third day of the LV County Championship Division One match between Northamptonshire and Durham at the County Ground null
Relive all the build-up, action and reaction to Durham's LV County Championship clash with Northants at Wantage Road
Newcastle Falcons boss Dean Richards

Maths not worrying Dean Richards as Newcastle Falcons battle on

Director of rugby just taking care of his own house as Worcester and Falcons try to avoid drop spot

Scrum Down: Newcastle native David Gray having a ball with rugby in Thailand

David Gray in Northern FC colours
Ex-Northern full-back David Gray lining up for Bangkok Bangers as rugby gospel is preached far and wide

Pride is restored as Newcastle Falcons lose with passion and bite

Sinoti Sinoti is challenged by Saracens' Charlie Hodgson as Newcastle Falcons delivered a positive performance
Losing bonus point aids Newcastle's quest to retain Premiership status as Falcons run Saracens close
Gateshead Thunder Rugby League action

Gateshead Thunder 26 York City Knights 30

Victory eluded them, but there was plenty of fight on show as Gateshead Thunder made a game of it against York last night.

Holders Newcastle Diamonds manage to scrape a point at Scunthorpe Scorpions

Newcastle Diamonds' Ludwig Lindgren adjusts his bike
Newcastle Diamonds team manager George English Diamonds not too downhearted after defeat

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