Coverage of the Pre-Season Friendlies clash between Hartlepool and Sunderland.
Next Game: Vitoria de Setubal vs. Sunderland - Saturday, August 2 at 5pm in Pre-Season Friendlies
Patrick van Aanholt of the Netherlands during the UEFA European U21 Championships Group B match between Spain and Netherlands at Ha Moshava Stadium on June 12, 2013
Patrick van Aanholt nearing Sunderland switch?
Sunderland are reportedly nearing a deal for Chelsea defender Patrick van Aanholt.
13:27
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet celebrates after the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Sunderland at St James' Park on February 1, 2014
Gus Poyet hopeful of three signings by weekend
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet hopes that three new signings can be announced over the coming weekend.
Jul 24, 12:43
Liverpool's Fabio Borini tussles with Roma's Seydou Keita during a friendly soccer match between Liverpool and Roma at Fenway Park, July 23, 2014
Brendan Rodgers plays down Fabio Borini injury scare
Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers plays down fears that striker Fabio Borini's proposed move to Sunderland is in danger after the striker injured his shoulder.
Jul 24, 07:31
Sunderland's Argentinian forward Ignacio Scocco controls the ball during the English FA Cup quarter-final match against Hull City on March 9, 2014
Ignacio Scocco completes move to Newell's Old Boys
Ignacio Scocco's short spell in England comes to an end as he joins Newell's Old Boys from Sunderland.
Jul 24, 02:51
Fabio Borini of Liverpool runs with the ball during the international friendly match between Thailand and Liverpool at the Rajamangala Stadium on July 28, 2013
Fabio Borini injured playing for Liverpool in pre-season friendly
Fabio Borini suffers a shoulder injury in Liverpool's pre-season friendly against Roma.
Jul 24, 01:04
Sunderland's Fabio Borini celebrates after scoring his team's first goal against Southampton during their Premier League match on January 18, 2014
Team News: Sunderland-bound Fabio Borini starts for Liverpool against Roma
Liverpool name Sunderland-bound Fabio Borini in their starting XI to face Roma.
Jul 24, 00:32
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Result: Sunderland leave it late in win over Hartlepool United
Sunderland leave it late as young stars wrap up a 3-0 win over Hartlepool United in their pre-season friendly.
Jul 23, 21:28
Marcos Alonso of Sunderland in action during the Premier League match between Sunderland and Hull City at Stadium of Light on February 8, 2014
Sunderland still pursuing Marcos Alonso
Sunderland manager Gus Poyet reveals that the club is continuing its pursuit of Fiorentina defender Marcos Alonso.
Jul 23, 13:30
Morgan Amalfitano of Olympique de Marseille in action during the pre-season friendly match between Parma FC and Olympique de Marseille at Stadio Ennio Tardini on July 31, 2013
Crystal Palace, Sunderland keen on Morgan Amalfitano?
Premier League duo Crystal Palace and Sunderland are reportedly readying bids for Marseille's Morgan Amalfitano.
Jul 23, 10:58
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Result: Sunderland defeat Carlisle United
Mikael Mandron scores the only goal of the game to give Sunderland the win in their pre-season friendly with Carlisle United this evening.
Jul 22, 22:39
Gustavo Poyet the Sunderland manager celebrates his team's 1-0 victory during the Barclays Premier League match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford on May 3, 2014
Three players Sunderland should sign
Sports Mole picks out three transfer targets to improve Gus Poyet's Sunderland squad.
Jul 22, 11:54
 Fabio Borini of Sunderland celebrates with Adam Johnson as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on May 7, 2014
Agent: 'Fabio Borini to stay at Liverpool'
The agent of Liverpool striker Fabio Borini claims that the player is likely to stay at Liverpool, despite interest from Sunderland.
Jul 22, 09:38
Newcastle's Mathieu Debuchy in action during the match against Stoke on March 10, 2013
Premier League club-by-club transfer latest: July 21
Sports Mole looks back over the transfer speculation and done deals from the last seven days involving all 20 Premier League clubs.
Jul 21, 14:19
Sunderland's Keiren Westwood warming up during the Barclays Premier League match between Hull City and Sunderland at KC Stadium on November 02, 2013
Sheffield Wednesday's Keiren Westwood looking forward to the future
Sheffield Wednesday goalkeeper Keiren Westwood says that he is keen to get his career back on track after a frustrating spell at Sunderland.
Jul 21, 09:25
Sunderland's Swedish midfielder Sebastian Larsson celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the English League Cup football match between Sunderland AFC and Southampton FC at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland, northern England, on November 6, 2013
Sebastian Larsson: 'Fabio Borini signing would be huge'
Sunderland midfielder Sebastian Larsson feels that the signing of Fabio Borini would give every player at the Black Cats a boost heading into the new season.
Jul 21, 04:12
 Fabio Borini of Sunderland celebrates with Adam Johnson as he scores their second goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and West Bromwich Albion at Stadium of Light on May 7, 2014
Sunderland 'eye quick resolution to Fabio Borini deal'
Sunderland reportedly want to complete a deal to sign Liverpool striker Fabio Borini in the next day despite the 23-year-old being on the Reds' pre-season tour of the US.
Jul 21, 03:34
Sunderland's Fabio Borini scores his team's second goal via the penalty spot against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Fabio Borini joins Liverpool pre-season tour
Liverpool striker Fabio Borini travels with the squad for their pre-season tour of the United States despite Sunderland agreeing a fee with the Reds for him.
Jul 20, 20:56
General Views of St James Park before the Barclays Premier League match between Newcastle United and Swansea City at St James Park on April 19, 2014
Family of dead Newcastle United supporter release statement via club website
The family of one of the Newcastle United fans killed in the Malaysian Airlines flight MH17 plane crash have released a statement through the club.
Jul 20, 07:05
Sunderland's Fabio Borini scores his team's second goal via the penalty spot against Cardiff during the Premier League match on April 27, 2014
Gus Poyet confirms Fabio Borini deal
Sunderland boss Gus Poyet confirms that the Black Cats have reached an agreement with Liverpool to sign Fabio Borini this summer.
Jul 20, 01:35
Sunderland's Steven Fletcher during the Barclays Premier League match between Sunderland and Stoke City at Stadium of Light on January 29, 2014
Steven Fletcher revels in comeback brace
Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher says that he is pleased with his brace after marking his return from long-term injury by scoring twice against Darlington.
Jul 19, 23:31
Pre-Season Friendlies
7.30pm
Tranmere
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Bolton
7.45pm
Bournemouth
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Southampton
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