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The tragic story of Sunderland’s Jimmy Thorpe, who died playing for the club he loved

1 February, 1936. Sunderland captain Raich Carter led out his Sunderland side for a routine First Division match with Chelsea at Roker Park. He was flanked by twenty-two-year-old goalkeeper Jimmy Thorpe, a promising youngster considered one day to become among the best in the game. Carter himself would go on to become the youngest captain ever to lift the First Division trophy, but Thorpe tragically missed out on his moment of glory, dying as a result of injuries sustained during the game merely four days later.
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Goals galore for Man City as Man Utd stumble – 5 things from Champions League

Liverpool ground past AC Milan Manchester United slipped to a damaging defeat in Switzerland, City hit Leipzig for six and Chelsea flexed new muscle.Here, the PA news agency looks at the big lessons from the week’s Champions League action.Henderson proves his pointNot many better feelings 😍Special European night at Anfield! Amazing atmosphere, brilliant win! 💪💥— Jordan Henderson (@JHenderson) September 15, 2021Jordan Henderson put his hand to his ear and wheeled away in celebrating his first Champions League goal in seven years, to seal Liverpool’s slender 3-2 win over AC Milan. The stalwart Reds midfielder’s gesture could be interpreted...
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Sunderland’s fresh crop might not know it, but being made to wait will help them

When Luke O’Nien first arrived at Sunderland, he couldn’t believe his luck. After all, having been released by Watford as a teenager and then forced to earn his stripes in League Two with Wycombe Wanderers, rocking up at the biggest club in League One was a huge step up from what he had become used to elsewhere.
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Neck issue forces Elks quarterback Harris on six-game injured list

The province of Alberta isn’t the only one in a state of emergency. This advertisement has not loaded yet, but your article continues below. While the Edmonton Elks would never officially declare themselves in one when it comes to their Canadian Football League season, what else would you call having their starting quarterback placed on the six-game injured list Thursday with a neck injury?

New boss for internationally renowned North East attraction

SUNDERLAND.- One of the North’s most popular visitor attractions has a new boss. The National Glass Centre, part of the University of Sunderland, has appointed Rachel Smith as its new director. The Glass Centre, at the entrance to the University’s St Peter’s Riverside Campus on the north bank of the...
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Everton lose U18 assistant coach Phil Jevons to Sunderland

Everton have lost U18 assistant coach Phil Jevons. Jevons has left the club to join Sunderland as first-team coach. A statement on the club's website read: "Everton Under-18 assistant manager Phil Jevons has left the Club to join Sunderland as first-team coach. "Jevons had four years as Everton Under-16 head...