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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

Durham's "Mr Average" Gareth Breese is showing his worth

Gareth Breese of Durham
To listen to modest Gareth Breese you would think he was nothing special at all as a cricketer but his selfless nature makes him invaluable

The Agenda: Has the era of stability in football come to an end?

David Moyes, who was sacked from his position of Manchester United manager
Chief sports writer Mark Douglas examines whether football's stability philosophy has suffered a damaging blow with the sacking of David Moyes

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
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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Gareth Breese of Durham

Durham's "Mr Average" Gareth Breese is showing his worth

To listen to modest Gareth Breese you would think he was nothing special at all as a cricketer but his selfless nature makes him invaluable

Jon Lewis: It's a bonus if Durham CCC sign Kumar Sangakkara

Durham Cricket Club, Head Coach Jon Lewis
Nearly a week after Kumar Sangakkara announced he was joining Durham, all has been eerily silent. Coach Jon Lewis is not concerned

Durham's opening bowlers show they know their Onions

Keaton Jennings bowling for Durham against Somerset
There is an art to bowling at Durham's Chester-le-Street home, and Graham Onions and Chris Rushworth gave perfect demonstrations yesterday
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
Stuart Hall

Boxing champion Stuart Hall ready for brash title challenger Paul Butler

Darlington champion Stuart Hall is preparing to defend his title against Ellesmere Port prospect Paul Butler

Gateshead Thunder 26 York City Knights 30

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

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