SAFC charity rewards children for courses

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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Janmaat arrives to complete Newcastle move

Daryl Janmaat Credit: PA

Daryl Janmaat was on Tyneside on Tuesday morning as Newcastle looked to tie up their fifth summer signing.

Press Association Sport understands the 24-year-old Holland international flew in with the Magpies hoping to complete the formalities of a deal which will see the Feyenoord full-back plug the hole expected to be created by Mathieu Debuchy's impending departure for Arsenal.

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Mark Cavendish pledges 2015 Tour appearance

Mark Cavendish has been on Twitter today for an impromptu Q&A session. He has been asked about his diet, racing rituals and techniques as well as his hobbies and interests.

As expected though, many fans have been asking about the shoulder injury he suffered on Stage One of the Tour de France:


.@mjmjcj it's on the mend thank you. I have some great people helping me out.

Asked whether he thought Team Sky would regret not putting Bradley Wiggans and Chris Froome in their line up, especially following Froome's injury and withdrawal, Cavendish was carefully diplomatic in his response:

But he is determined to be back up and running in good time to compete for next year's Tour.

Quarter of people want to visit Yorkshire after Tour de France

The success of the Tour de France in Yorkshire is expected to create a tourism boom in the region.

The Tour de France passes through Haworth in Yorkshire Credit: Martin Rickett/PA

A survey has shown a quarter of the country now want to visit Yorkshire. One third of people changed their opinion of the county after watching the biggest Grand D├ępart in history.


Krul on World Cup penalty drama: "A dream come true"

The Newcastle United goalkeeper Tim Krul has been speaking to ITV Sport about his World Cup heroics on Saturday night.

The Magpies goal-stopper was brought on as a substitute specifically for Holland's penalty shoot-out against Costa Rica.

And it worked.

Krul saved two penalties, his only two touches of the ball, and Holland went through to a semi-final against Argentina.

Gold rush for North East world champ gymnasts

Eight gymnasts from Deerness Gymnastics Academy in County Durham have returned home as world champions after they all took Gold in their age group competitions this weekend while competing for Great Britain.

They competed in the FIG Acrobatic Gymnastics World Age Group Competitions in Paris.

Men's Group 11 - 16 Credit: Deerness Gymnastics Academy

In the 11-16 age category Michael Gill (15) from Ponteland, Nathan Brady (15) from Durham, Stuart Napier (14) from Durham and Finn Gavin (12) from Alnwick competed in the mens group. These four are current British Champions and also took the silver medal in the 2013 European Championships.

Mixed Pair 12 - 18 Credit: Deerness Gymnastics Academy

Millie Nesbitt (15) from Durham and Liam Sneath (17) from Spennymoor competed as a 12-18 mixed pair. Millie had already won a World Championship bronze medal in 2012.

Women's Pair 12 - 18 Credit: Deerness Gymnastics Academy

Abbi Greaves (13) from Ushaw Moor and Chelsea Fisher (17) from Darlington in the 12-18 womens pair. Chelsea and Abbi already held the 2014 British Championship title and took the silver medal in the European Championships in 2013.

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