The trial of England footballer Adam Johnson on child sex charges has been put back to next year.
The 28-year-old Sunderland winger has appeared at Durham Crown Court for a hearing which dealt with legal rulings, ahead of a trial which had been scheduled for later this month.
Judge Christopher Prince, the recorder of Durham, accepted that the trial could not take place then, and said it will be heard at Bradford Crown Court on Feb. 10.
The judge said details of Monday's hearing could not be reported,...
Sunderland's decision to sell striker Connor Wickham to Crystal Palace reflects disappointment at his patchy form at the Stadium of Light but makes a lot of sense.
The reported £9 million fee and savings on Wickham's high wages will do no harm to manager Dick Advocaat's rebuilding project. For the player, the move offers a chance to fulfil largely unfulfilled potential.
Even before the transfer was complete, Advocaat claimed that while he was sorry to see the player leave, he had too many attackers...
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham has signed for Crystal Palace on a five-year deal.
Wickham, 22, struggled for a regular role at the Stadium of Light since signing from Ipswich Town for £8 million in 2011, but signed a new four-year deal in December.
Reports suggested that Palace manager Alan Pardew...
Sunderland striker Connor Wickham is a target for Crystal Palace, the Eagles' manager Alan Pardew has confirmed.
Wickham, 22, has struggled for a regular role at the Stadium of Light since signing from Ipswich Town for £8 million in 2011, but signed a new four-year deal in December.
Reports on Friday suggested Palace had agreed a £10m deal with Sunderland for Wickham, and Pardew is confident of sealing the young striker's signature.
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"Connor is somebody we feel will be great for the club...