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Why Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is the only man enjoying the international break

Why Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is the only man enjoying the international break

Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips says new Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat needs time on the training ground to work with his players

In the Northern League Division One title race, it is open season

In the Northern League Division One title race, it is open season
Darlington and Spennymoor's progress up the pyramid has left the Northern League wide open and all the more exciting for it

For Sunderland, next weekend's derby is about points rather than pride

For Sunderland, next weekend's derby is about points rather than pride
Sunderland's relegation battle means this time points are more important than pride in the Wear-Tyne derby, says Kevin Phillips

North Shields FC to Wembley: 33 brilliant photos as team and fans do each other proud

North Shields FC to Wembley: 33 brilliant photos as team and fans do each other proud
Around 1,500 fans watched in delight as the Robins booked a money-spinning FA Vase final spot at Wembley Stadium in London

Newcastle United loan star Haris Vuckic hits late double for Rangers

Newcastle United loan star Haris Vuckic hits late double for Rangers
Haris Vuckic made it five goals since moving on loan to Rangers from Newcastle United after his late double in the 4-1 win over Cowdenbeath

FA Vase RECAP: North Shields 2-0 Highworth Town (3-0 agg) - Shields book ticket to Wembley

FA Vase RECAP: North Shields 2-0 Highworth Town (3-0 agg) - Shields book ticket to Wembley
Relive all the action from North Shields' FA Vase semi-final second leg clash with Highworth Town at the Daren Perrson Stadium

London Irish 22-21 Newcastle Falcons match report: Late drama as Falcons miss out again

London Irish 22-21 Newcastle Falcons match report: Late drama as Falcons miss out again
Newcastle Falcons fell by a single point in a frantic finish at Madejski Stadium as London Irish consolidated 10th place in the Premiership
Newcastle United loan star Haris Vuckic hits late double for Rangers

Newcastle United loan star Haris Vuckic hits late double for Rangers

Haris Vuckic made it five goals since moving on loan to Rangers from Newcastle United after his late double in the 4-1 win over Cowdenbeath

Newcastle United didn't handle the Jonas Gutierrez saga too well

Newcastle United didn't handle the Jonas Gutierrez saga too well
Jonas Gutierrez says he will not forgive some at Newcastle United for the way they handled his cancer issues at first

Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat stands head and shoulders above many in black and white

Newcastle United defender Daryl Janmaat stands head and shoulders above many in black and white
At a time when many Newcastle United players and attracting criticism, Daryl Janmaat's form has been a real positive boost
Why Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is the only man enjoying the international break

Why Sunderland boss Dick Advocaat is the only man enjoying the international break

Sunderland legend Kevin Phillips says new Black Cats boss Dick Advocaat needs time on the training ground to work with his players

For Sunderland, next weekend's derby is about points rather than pride

For Sunderland, next weekend's derby is about points rather than pride
Sunderland's relegation battle means this time points are more important than pride in the Wear-Tyne derby, says Kevin Phillips

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat is delighted with Connor Wickham's efforts so far

Sunderland manager Dick Advocaat is delighted with Connor Wickham's efforts so far
He was Sunderland's saviour last season, and new manager Dick Advocaat has been impressed with his forward

Four-day cricket will always be the main event for me

Durham bowler Chris Rushworth on why he prefers four-day cricket, and his Riverside team-mates' England call-ups

Why I'm pleasantly surprised by England's Test squad

Why I'm pleasantly surprised by England's Test squad
Players like Adam Lyth, Mark Wood, Jonny Bairstow, Liam Plunkett and Adil Rashid make for a positive England Test squad

Mark Wood's England call-up shows the talent is there if you're prepared to look

Mark Wood's England call-up shows the talent is there if you're prepared to look
Durham have reaped the benefits of looking away from the obvious places for talent and now Mark Wood's in their squad, England can too
London Irish 22-21 Newcastle Falcons match report: Late drama as Falcons miss out again

London Irish 22-21 Newcastle Falcons match report: Late drama as Falcons miss out again

Newcastle Falcons fell by a single point in a frantic finish at Madejski Stadium as London Irish consolidated 10th place in the Premiership

Premiership clubs swimming through treacle in bid to scrap relegation

Premiership clubs swimming through treacle in bid to scrap relegation
The inevitable hold-ups have begun in what was always going to be a difficult task - scrapping relegation out of the Premiership

Newcastle Falcons to play against Rugby World Cup contenders Georgia

Newcastle Falcons to play against Rugby World Cup contenders Georgia
Georgia's preparations for the Rugby World Cup are set to include a match against Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park on August 28

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