Sport Spain won the UEFA EURO 2012 trophy

The games involving Les Bleus will be classed as friendlies

Sunderland’s Adam Johnson (right) tussles with Ashley Cole of Chelsea

Sunderland must cut out silly mistakes to avoid relegation, says Adam Johnson

Winger admits home game against fellow strugglers Reading tomorrow will be vital

QPR manager Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp sees escape chance after QPR make point against Sunderland

New manager praises his 'decent players' as bottom club draw 0-0 at Sunderland

West Brom manager Steve Clarke

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Sunderland complete deal for former Scotland international James McFadden

James McFadden has completed his move to Sunderland on a short-term contract.

Former Scotland international James McFadden set to sign deal with Sunderland

Former Scotland international James McFadden was today poised to sign a short-term contract with Sunderland.

James McFadden set to sign short-term Sunderland contract

Scotland international James McFadden is set to sign a short-term contract at Sunderland in a bid to prove his fitness.

Sunderland winger James McClean in contention for return against Newcastle

Sunderland winger James McClean will be in contention for a derby return against Newcastle on Sunday after shaking off a groin injury.

Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill in for James McFadden

James McFadden is set to earn a one-year deal at Sunderland after impressing during a trial. The forward has been without a club since his contract at Everton expired in the summer.

Martin O'Neill hopeful over Stephane Sessegnon injury

Sunderland playmaker Stephane Sessegnon is to undergo a scan after suffering an ankle injury in training.

Steven Fletcher of Wolves

Wolves: Steven Fletcher not for sale, despite Sunderland interest

Sunderland have been given little encouragement in their pursuit of Wolves striker Steven Fletcher.

The Weight of a Human Heart, By Ryan O'Neill

Ryan O'Neill was born in Glasgow and has lived in Africa, Europe, Asia and Australia. This mirrors the geographical spread of his first story collection, of pithy, tragi-comic vignettes. Several of the protagonists are writers or teachers, exhibiting the foibles of these professions: pedantry about grammar; an almost uxorious love of language; competitiveness.

Asamoah Gyan is currently on loan

Sunderland striker Asamoah Gyan says future could lie 'anywhere'

Asamoah Gyan has cast doubt over his future by admitting it could lie "anywhere".

James McClean has impressed at club side Sunderland

Sunderland winger James McClean gets Euro 2012 call-up from Republic of Ireland

Giovanni Trapattoni yesterday answered the pleas of a nation when he named the Sunderland winger James McClean in his squad for Euro 2012 this summer.

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Redknapp has a dig after Gardner's graft leaves Spurs frustrated

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Super strike: Phil Bardsley (centre) races away to celebrate after giving Sunderland the lead with a piledriver

Mignolet save keeps alive Sunderland's Cup dream

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