Sunderland celebrate Jermain Defoe’s second half strike in their 3-0 win over Norwich City at Carrow Road. Photograph: PA

Norwich City 0 Sunderland 3 Sunderland grabbed a survival lifeline as goals from Fabio Borini, Jermain Defoe and Duncan Watmore secured a priceless(...)

Jamie Vardy scored twice as Leicester City moved closer to the title with a 2-0 win at Sunderland. Photograph: Getty

Sunderland 0 Leicester City 2 As the final whistle blew, half the pitch remained bathed in glorious spring sunshine but the rest was shrouded in de(...)

Emmanuel Eboué’s Sunderland contract has been terminated. Photograph: Getty

Sunderland’s Emmanuel Eboué has received notice that his short-term contract with the club will be terminated after Fifa handed the player a one-year (...)

Sunderland AFC Chief Executive Officer Margaret Byrne on the left. During the trial the jury was told that, by May 4, chief executive Margaret Byrne met Adam Johnson and his barrister and she had all the messages exchanged and transcripts from police interviews. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

So how did it come to this? How did the bright, sassy, funny, seemingly streetwise young woman dubbed “the new Karren Brady” end up going into hiding(...)

Sunderland AFC’s chief executive Margaret Byrne has resigned. Photograph:PA

The Sunderland football club chief executive, Margaret Byrne, has resigned over her handling of the Adam Johnson child sex abuse case, admitting she m(...)

Sunderland AFC Chief Executive Officer Margaret Byrne pictured on the left. During the trial the jury was told that, by May 4, chief executive Margaret Byrne met Johnson and his barrister and she had all the messages exchanged and transcripts from police interviews. Photo: Mike Egerton/PA Wire.

Sunderland football club’s chief executive is believed to have left the country following mounting pressure over her conduct during the child abuse tr(...)

Footballer Adam Johnson leaves Bradford Crown Court on day seven of the trial where he is facing child sexual assault charges. Photograph: Nigel Roddis/Getty Images

Adam Johnson said Sunderland Football Club was aware he had admitted kissing a 15-year-old girl. The jury at Bradford Crown Court heard that police m(...)

Former Sunderland soccer player Adam Johnson leaves Bradford Crown Court. Photograph: Phil Noble/Reuters

A schoolgirl told police she felt “compelled” to perform a sex act on the footballer Adam Johnson during an encounter in his car, jurors at the former(...)

England footballer Adam Johnson, 28, arrives at Bradford Crown Court, Bradford, where he is on trial accused of child sex charges. Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA

Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty to one count of sexual activity with a child and one count of grooming. Johnson, 28, continues to d(...)

Jermain Defoe scored in the 89th minute to give Sunderland a 2-2 draw at Anfield. Photograph: PA

Liverpool 2 Sunderland 2 Sunderland striker Jermain Defoe scored an 89th-minute equaliser as Liverpool — without their ill manager Jurgen Klopp — squ(...)