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Jade Jones and Stephen Miller heading for Rio 2016

Middlesbrough's Jade Jones and Gateshead's Stephen Miller are among the athletes selected to compete at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

The British Paralympic Association (BPA) today announced that 41 athletes have been added to the line-up for track and field in Rio as a number of Paralympic, World and European medallists were selected to ParalympicsGB.

Today’s announcement takes the number of selected athletes to 256 from 19 sports.

Allardyce thanks 'magnificent' Sunderland supporters

England manager Sam Allardyce during a press conference at the Hilton Hotel, St George's Park Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sam Allardyce has paid tribute to Sunderland supporters after departing the club to become England manager.

In his first press conference as England boss at St George's Park, Allardyce said:

I had a really good time at Sunderland. The fans were magnificent for me.

Hopefully the England fans will enjoy my time with them just as much as the Sunderland fans did last season.

– Sam Allardyce, England manager

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Who is David Moyes? A few things you need to know about the new Sunderland boss

David Moyes in the stands during the UEFA Euro 2016 Credit: Mike Egerton/PA Archive/Press Association Images

David Moyes

  • The 53-year-old Scot has vast experience of the Premier League and earned plaudits for his work during an 11-year stint as Everton manager.
  • In 2013, Moyes was the 'chosen one' for the unenviable task of succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United. But with the reigning champions sitting seventh in the league, he was shown the exit door at Old Trafford after just 10 months in charge.
  • In a bid to restore his managerial reputation, Moyes went to La Liga with Real Sociedad. However, his tenure in Spain lasted just over a year and he's been out of work since November 2015.

David Moyes appointed Sunderland manager

David Moyes Credit: PA

Sunderland AFC have appointed David Moyes as their new manager.

Moyes, 53, has signed a four-year deal at the Stadium of Light:

I am delighted to have joined Sunderland. I am relishing the challenge and excited by the opportunity.

I have taken over a big British club, with a great support and I’m looking forward to working in the Premier League again.

I look forward to continuing the good work done by Sam.

– David Moyes

The Scot has vast experience of the Premier League and earned plaudits for his work during an 11-year stint as Everton manager.

In 2013, Moyes was the 'chosen one' for the unenviable task of succeeding Sir Alex Ferguson at Manchester United.

But with the reigning champions sitting seventh in the league, he was shown the exit door at Old Trafford after just 10 months in charge.

In a bid to restore his managerial reputation, Moyes went to La Liga with Real Sociedad.

However, his tenure in Spain lasted just over a year and he's been out of work since November 2015.

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