Scarborough Council have agreed to contribute £135,000 to help host the Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race in 2015.
Aiming to capitalise on the success of this year's Grand Depart in Yorkshire, the race has already attracted interest from giants of the sport in Sky and Shimano.
Sunderland AFC supporters can watch the weekend Tyne-Wear derby on home turf – even though their team is playing away.
The Stadium of Light doors will open to fans on December 21 for fans who are unable to make the trip to see the Black Cats battle the Magpies at Newcastle’s St James’ Park - but who still what a stadium atmosphere.
“The Black Cats’ clash with NUFC is always one of the most anticipated games of the season"
Newcastle are in the quarter-finals of the League Cup this evening in their first of two big fixtures this week.
They travel to London to face Tottenham at White Hart Lane. A win would give them a place in the semi-final and a boost before the Tyne-Wear derby this weekend.
Scarborough Council will decide if they're to invest £135,000 to bring the Tour de Yorkshire to the town. The two day cycling race is set to take place next May. The final route is yet to be agreed but Scarborough could be the starting location for day two.
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Cycling legend Sir Chris Hoy is in Newcastle to take part in a leading international sports conference.
Sir Chris Hoy, the most successful Olympic cyclist of all time, will be at Northumbria as part of the International Sport and Exercise Nutrition Conference 2014.
Haile Gebrselassie, the world's greatest ever distance runner, will also be in attendance.
The conference brings together leading academics and researchers to present the latest evidence into the effects of diet and exercise on health and performance. It is being hosted at Northumbria for the third time since 2012.
This is the world's only international conference covering both sport and nutrition and so it's a great coup for Northumbria - not only to be asked to host it for the third time, but also for the fact that it brings some of the leading names in sport, exercise and nutrition research to our campus. The fact that both Sir Chris Hoy and Haile Gebrselassie have confirmed their attendance is testament to the impact of the research we are all undertaking and its importance for elite athletes."
Middlesbrough are joint top of the Championship table, along with Bournemouth, after beating title rivals Derby 2-0 at the Riverside.
Patrick Bamford scored after just six minutes and Grant Leadbitter finished the job with a second half penalty.
Meanwhile, Sunderland earned a 1-1 draw against in-form West Ham. That leaves the Black Cats 15th in the Premier League table.
In League Two, Hartlepool lost 4-0 away at Burton and York lost 3-2 at home to Wimbledon.
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Newcastle United manager Alan Pardew has been named the Premier League manager of the month for November after guiding his team to victories against Liverpool, West Brom and QPR.
Pardew beat out Manuel Pellegrini, Sean Dyche and Jose Mourinho to claim the Barclays Manger of the Month award.
Read more on ITV Football: A dramatic turnaround in fortunes for the Magpies.
Children on a hospital ward on North Tyneside got a Christmas surprise from NUFC footballers.
Players and patients alike were in good spirits after the Magpies beat Chelsea at the weekend.
They arrived laden with Newcastle United-themed presents to hand out to children.