Durham-born footballer Steph Houghton marks first competitive match as England captain by overwhelming Montenegro 9-0.
A new study comparing footballers of different genders found women's performance suffers in the second half of games more than men's.
Sports Correspondent Simon O'Rourke was at Wembley with Sunderland fans for ITV News Tyne Tees.
Lee Sanders, Durham Women FC General Manager, says that although the team lost to Sunderland Ladies he is delighted with how the match went.
Rob Atkin, Durham Women Head Coach, says the girls were really disappointed but that Sunderland were always going to be a strong team.
Claire Robinson, SAFC Ladies Head Coach, says the team were nervous for the game against Durham Women but the support was great and they're happy with the win.
Sunderland Ladies took the Derby honours on the opening night of the FA Women's Super League. They beat local rivals Durham Women FC by 4 goals to 2 in a second division clash at New Ferens Park.
Middlesbrough fans celebrated a terrific victory at promotion-bound Burnley on Saturday, but both sets of supporters were united in support of a remarkable man and his remarkable family.
Gary Parkinson, who played for both teams before he suffered a stroke, received a standing ovation.
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A Middlesbrough fan will appear in court next month after being charged with being drunk inside a sports ground following Boro's match at Burnley on Saturday.
Police said a man was arrested after an incident occurred during the minute's silence in memory of the victims of the Hillsborough disaster.
Stephen Bentley, 38, of Maddren Way, Middlesbrough is due to appear before magistrates in Burnley on Friday, 2nd May.
A 29-year-old referee from Ashington will take charge of the FA Cup semi-final, between Wigan and Arsenal, this weekend.
Michael Oliver became the youngest person to referee a FA Cup semi-final last year, when he saw Wigan beat Millwall. He was also the youngest person to oversee a Premier League match, at the age of 25, in August 2010.
He studied Sport and Exercise Development at Sunderland University, graduating in 2009.
The match, at Wembley Stadium, will kick-off at 5.07pm this Saturday.
Middlesbrough enjoyed a convincing win over Birmingham City at the Riverside tonight.
Goals from Graham and Butterfield put them 2-0 up after 31 minutes but Birmingingham did get one back before the break. Things continued to go Boro's way in the second half: Tomlin sealed the victory with a close-range shot after 89 minutes.
It is the third victory in a row for Aitor Karanka's men.
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Friends of a former Northumberland footballer who died from motor neurone disease are riding from Sunderland to Blyth to raise money for charity.
Scott Bell played with the non league side Blyth Spartans.
On route from the Stadium of Light to Blyth, the group paid a visit to St James' Park.