Northern has "declared war on passengers and staff", a union claims as its members strike.
Former youth coach George Ormond is accused of offences between 1973 and 1998.
Sunderland are given permission to speak to St Mirren boss Jack Ross about becoming their new manager.
Transport secretary Chris Grayling says he is working with the operator to improve its performance.
Newcastle United's financial accounts reveal the club spent nearly £1.3m on stock from Sports Direct and owner Mike Ashley's other businesses.