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Some of the thousands of people who take part each year in courses run by the Foundation of Light attended an award ceremony at the stadium.

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Sunderland's Warren Baister boxes through to quarter-finals

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Warren Baister suffered a cut eye in the closely-fought contest. Credit: PA

Sunderland heavyweight boxer Warren Baister has progressed to the quarter-finals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

He suffered a cut eye against Northern Irelands' Steven Ward in a closely-fought contest.

The injury required lengthy post-match treatment, but the Wearside fighter said: "As long as the doctor is happy with it I am happy with it and I will box on."

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Big screen showing for Tour de France and Commonwealth Games in York

After what's been billed as the grandest Grand Depart the Tour de France has ever seen, residents and visitors will be able to see all the action from the final two stages on a large screen in York today.

Stage 20 and 21 of the Tour de France and the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow will be shown in St Sampson's Square. Also featured will be the inaugural La Course by Le Tour which has attracted the world's leading female cyclists will also be screened.

"This is a great opportunity for the city to come out and support the Tour de France again. People will be able to see the culmination of a great three weeks of sport that started in York and Yorkshire with the Grand Depart."

– Cllr Sonja Crisp, Cabinet member for Leisure, Culture and Tourism, York City Council

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Judo gold for South Shields athlete

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Winner: Sarah Clark is originally from South Shields. Credit: PA
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She now lives north of the border and was competing for Scotland. Credit: PA
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She beat Helene Wezeu Dombeu, from Cameroon, in the under-63kg judo division. Credit: PA
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36-year-old Sarah Clark, a former European champion, quickly delivered victory with an armlock manoeuvre. Credit: PA

Sarah Clark, originally from South Shields, has won a gold medal at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

She beat Helene Wezeu Dombeu, from Cameroon, in the under-63kg judo division.

36-year-old Sarah Clark, a former European champion, quickly delivered victory with an armlock manoeuvre. She now lives north of the border and was competing for Scotland.

Commonwealth Games success for England's Paul Drinkhall

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Paul Drinkhall at the Olympics Credit: PA

England have beaten Jamaica 3-0 in the Men's team event. Paul Drinkhall won both his individual and doubles match.

Paul said: "It is different conditions, a different hall, quite a big event and quite different to other tournaments so it is good to come through.

"I don’t think any of us played our best table tennis – we did get better throughout the match – but that is what we are looking to do and hopefully we will be ready when the bigger matches come.

"We got through 9-0 overall so it was a good result and it is a good confidence booster to move on.

Poyet 'won't wait forever' for transfer targets

Gus Poyet has warned Sunderland won't wait forever to land their top transfer targets. The Black Cats are chasing permanent deals for two players who enjoyed successful loan spells on Wearside last season - Liverpool's Fabio Borini and Fiorentina's Marcos Alonso. Meanwhile, Sunderland's Under 21's have been at it again. The Black Cats youth team made the difference in last night's 3-0 friendly win at Hartlepool, just as they did at Carlisle 24 hours earlier. Sunderland's Head Coach was proud of his young players efforts at Victoria park.

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