Aston Villa's out-of-favour striker Darren Bent has been linked with a return to the North East with Newcastle United
Hartlepool United have appointed Colin Cooper as the club's new manager with Craig Hignett as his assistant boss
Newcastle United have released a statement ending speculation over Alan Pardew's future as manager
Some of Britain's top rally drivers will be at the Sunderland Festival tomorrow. Among this year's line-up is a specially prepared rally event.
If it proves to be as popular as expected, Wearside could soon become a major player in the world of motorsport.
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Newcastle United fans will be able to step back in time next season.
The famous old gates, which used to stand at St James' Park, are to be restored and returned to the Magpies home. The gates were originally removed when the ground was first redeveloped in the 1990s.
They have been stored on farmland owned by former Newcastle Chairman, Sir John Hall.
Work is due to start to restore St James' Park's iconic gates.
They stood at the entrance to Newcastle United's ground for decades but were removed when the stadium was redeveopled in the 1990s.
Former chairman Sir John Hall has been leading the project to have them reinstalled this summer.
Hartlepool United manager Colin Cooper has spoken from the top of Mount Kilimanjaro of his pride in completing the charity trek in memory of his son.
“I am emotional and proud,” he said. “I will be doing a couple of things in memory of Fin up here. It has been a heck of a day and it will take us another seven or eight hours to get back down to our camp but it’s been a marvellous team effort by everybody involved."
“What this group of 15 has done is pushed ourselves to our limit in the hope we can raise as much money as possible for children’s causes and charities."
Returning to anything once you have retired can be daunting. But one man who spent his whole life riding horses has decided to take part in one more race.
Peter Craggs from Morpeth was one of the country's most successful amateur jockeys. When his career ended, he said he would never get back on a horse.
But he has and he will compete at York Racecourse later this month, for a cause close to his heart.
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A Yorkshire teenager has made sporting history by becoming the youngest county cricketer for more than a century when he played for Yorkshire yesterday, June 9.
Matthew Fisher, aged 15, from York had to reschedule his GCSE French exam so he could play.
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Middlesbrough have announced the club will face Bordeaux in a pre-season friendly at the Riverside Stadium this summer.
Tony Mowbray's side are due to host to the newly crowned French Cup winners on Saturday 27th July at 3pm.
Boro's other pre-season fixtures include trips to Morecambe (July 17), North East rivals Hartlepool United (July 20) and Rotherham United (July 23).
Matthew Fisher become the youngest post-war cricketer to play in one of England's county competitions today.