Paul Cook has resigned as Wigan Athletic manager after the club were relegated to League One. The 53-year-old was unable to keep the Latics in the Championship after they were hit with a 12-point deduction for entering administration. Wigan would have finished 13th but instead dropped into the relegation zone on the final day.Advertisement read also:Wigan want new buyer to pay the club’s wages The club are appealing against the sanction, with their case to be heard this coming Friday. Cook led Wigan to the League One title in his first season after taking the reins in 2017, and kept them up at the first attempt. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseSuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were AmazingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Best Tarantino Movie Yet6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Stargazing Locations To ‘Connect With Nature’ Loading…
Cristiano Ronaldo missed a penalty kick as hosts Juventus were held to a 0-0 draw by 10-man AC Milan on Friday.But the Turin side still squeezed into the Coppa Italia final as the season restarted following a three-month stoppage for the novel coronavirus. Juventus qualified for Wednesday’s final on away goals following their 1-1 draw in the first leg of the semi-final played on February 13.They will now face Napoli or Inter Milan who meet on Saturday.The two key moments happened within six seconds of each other early in the match played behind closed doors at the Allianz Stadium.Juventus were awarded a penalty kick in the 16th minute after the VAR officials spotted the ball hitting Andrea Conti’s elbow.But Ronaldo, whose late penalty kick in the first leg turned out to be decisive, slammed his effort against the foot of the post. It was the second penalty kick missed by the 35-year-old in two seasons at the club.AC Milan cleared the ball upfield but, as they did so, forward Ante Rebic aimed a wild kick at Danilo.He was consequently sent off, forcing the visitors to play for more than 70 minutes with 10 men.AC Milan, missing veteran forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic with a calf injury, held out well but rarely threatened to snatch the goal that would have taken them into the final.They caused Juve only one real fright when Hakan Calhanoglu was close with a diving header early in the second half. “The emotions are strange,” said Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci. “After 90 days, we were playing again in an empty stadium and it was strange at the start.”Juventus coach Maurizio Sarri did not give a post-match interview while his counterpart Stefano Poli was left to reflect on the goal they conceded at home and Rebic’s red card.“We committed the naive act of ending up with a man less. Then afterwards we had a great game and then we had chances to go ahead,” he said.“The results are clear, two draws. The difference was subtle. I don’t think we played worse than our opponents in the two games.”RelatedPosts Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Juve’s Pirlo gamble makes new Serie A season the most open for years Pirlo bags UEFA coaching badge Reuters/NAN.Tags: Copa ItaliaJuventusRonaldo
Researchers may have determined what triggers autism in children and it’s not vaccinations.Scientists have identified a genetic mutation that, they say, causes autism and intellectual disability.According to the study, a gene called “USP9X,” controls a network of proteins. These proteins modify cell structures that regulate how nerves communicate with each other and interpret information. Researchers say that the mutation of this process affects early postnatal brain development.They say that it is linked to Autism Spectrum Disorder, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.Scientists say that with this new knowledge there is greater possibility of the development of treatment.The three year study was a collaborative effort between University of Chicago, Northwestern University, University of Queensland and University of Adelaide.
Villas-Boas was barracked by Chelsea fans at Everton on Saturday.Chelsea have confirmed that owner Roman Abramovich held a meeting with manager Andre Villas-Boas and his players on Sunday.The squad’s scheduled day off was cancelled after Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Everton and they were instead told to report to the club’s Cobham training ground the following day.Abramovich’s recent visits to the Surrey training facility have increased speculation that Villas-Boas’ position is under threat.AdChoices广告The Portuguese has acknowledged that he is likely to lose his job if the Blues fail to achieve Champions League qualification this season.They dropped out of the top four after the dismal display at Everton, which Villas-Boas described as their worst of the campaign.He has accepted responsibility for the result and faces an important period, with Chelsea playing Birmingham in the FA Cup this weekend and Napoli in the Champions League next week.Villas-Boas said: “I have to take all responsibility. I will reflect hard on my preparation of the [Everton] game and the things that I did to try to win the game.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
The Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) has announced slight changes to the coaching crew of the senior men and women’s national teams with immediate effect.This decision was taken after the review of the national teamsâ€™ activities recently by the board led by its President, Amadu Musa Kida.For Dâ€™Tigers, Dominic Okon and Ogoh Odaudu have been appointed to replace Abdulrahman Mohammed and Aderemi Adewunmi who until now were assistant coaches to Alex Nwora. Dominic Okon, a former Ebun Comet player was part of the Dâ€™Tigersâ€™ team that qualified Nigeria for the first ever FIBA Men World Cup in 1998 and currently an assistant coach with Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas.Ogoh on his part played for Zuma Rocks of Abuja before moving to Dodan Warriors and later to Ebun Comets.He was a member of the Dâ€™Tigers silver winning medal team at the 2003 FIBA Afrobasket in Egypt.The experienced coach has also had stints with Lagos Islanders basketball club (2003) before moving to Royal Hoopers (now Rivers Hoopers) of Port Harcourt where he led the team to national league glory in 2011 and 2012 season.For the women, former Dâ€™Tigress Captain and current First Deepwater Basketball club of Lagos Coach, Sola Shomala, has been named as replacement for Ochuko Okworogun.Shomala who won the 2003 FIBA Africa Women Club Championship trophy with First Bank will be assisting Sam Vincent (Head Coach) and Peter Ahmedu (First Assistant Coach).She captained the 2003 and 2005 FIBA Afro basket winning team.The federation thanked Coach Abdulrahman, Aderemi and Ochuko for their selfless services to the nation while wishing them well in their future endeavors.The NBBF board has also congratulated the newly appointed coaches and advised them to work closely with their head coaches to deliver the mandate already handed to them.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
How things can change in a week.Last week I wrote that USC was on track for a 10-win season and that it would finish the season on a roll much like it has in previous years.Now, everything that seemed so certain a week ago is mired in doubt.Everything changed after the Trojans suffered their most embarrassing loss of the season, a 36-7 whacking by Oregon State in Corvallis, Ore. Not only did they lose another game in the state of Oregon, but they seemed to have lost their mojo. Any momentum built up by two tough wins over the Arizona schools has been squandered.Whereas last week we were talking about a double-digit win total and a sense of improvement over last year’s measurable dip, now we have to face the reality that this season could get ugly.Forget 10 wins. Can the Trojans even reach eight?The only way to sell what remains of this fractured season is that the Trojans can still beat their two rivals in their final two games. Notre Dame and UCLA have been anything but impressive this year, so USC should be the favorite. But who knows what the fallout is going to be from last week’s debacle.Most importantly, sophomore quarterback Matt Barkley’s status is questionable after he suffered a high-ankle sprain that forced him to miss the entire second half against the Beavers. Barkley’s status is still up in the air, opening the door for senior quarterback Mitch Mustain to start his first game at USC.Mustain’s performance in the second half last week, however, was not encouraging. He finished with only 60 yards on 8-for-17 passing, without a touchdown or an interception.This is not to say that Mustain is not a capable leader of the offense. He, after all, has been learning it since he transferred here in 2007. And he is undefeated as a starter, going 8-0 as a freshman at Arkansas before transferring to USC.For the naysayers who have been calling for Mustain to get his shot even before Barkley went down, I’m sorry to disappoint you. The Trojans are a much better team with Barkley at the helm.But if Barkley can’t go, Mustain is still a capable backup. It’s beyond that where it gets a little hairy.The No. 2 quarterback will likely be walk-on John Manoogian, who has never taken a snap in a college game. Freshman Jesse Scroggins will likely not be available because the Trojans do not want to waste his redshirt year.What does this all mean? If Barkley can’t go, Trojan fans should be praying to the football gods that Mustain doesn’t go down as well.Injuries and disillusion in the rest of the backfield only add to USC’s woes. Junior running back Marc Tyler reinjured his sprained ankle and was unable to finish the game against Oregon State.Senior tailback Allen Bradford has been plagued by fumbles this season. Freshman tailback Dillon Baxter, who did not make the trip to Corvallis because he allegedly accepted a golf cart ride from an agent, is awaiting reinstatement.That leaves senior tailback C.J. Gable, who scored the Trojans’ only touchdown against the Beavers.USC’s offense has been the lynchpin of the team all year. Before nearly laying an egg last week, the Trojans were scoring more than 35 points a game, winning games in spite of their spotty defense.So the prospect of USC playing its final two games with backups at quarterback and running back means the Trojans might have to gnash and claw their way to wins in games that were supposed to be breezes.Notre Dame, although just 6-5 this season, has dominated its last two games against Utah and Army. They have momentum on their side and a freshman quarterback in Tommy Rees who is playing with confidence.The Bruins, meanwhile, make USC’s troubles seem nitpicky. UCLA is in total disarray after an embarrassing loss to Washington and has quarterback issues of its own.Overall, all hope is not lost for USC. There is still time to salvage some kind of hope from this season.But after the weekend USC had in Corvallis, there are no guarantees anymore.“Middle Ground” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Josh at email@example.com.
Addressing that might mean expanding the rotation, Rivers suggested before Thursday’s blowout, when all 12 Clippers who dressed played at least nine minutes.“I played a long time ago and I knew when I didn’t have energy, but it usually didn’t mean the next game I wouldn’t have energy,” Rivers said. “It means there were nights that I showed up (and) I tried to do everything I possibly could do to get ready and I came into the game and I just didn’t have it, unfortunately.“They’re human and sometimes it happens. You know this is a long stretch, so you see it over and over again. What they’re telling you is they’re tired and you probably have to just try and play a bigger rotation, which sometimes you don’t want to do, but sometimes you have to do it.” Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum “You could see they had more intensity and energy than us,” Gallinari said after Thursday’s loss, in which the Spurs enjoyed a 14-2 advantage on fast-break points. “And if you don’t bring that in an NBA basketball game, it’s tough to win a game.” “The NBA is such a long marathon that the record that we have now doesn’t mean anything,” he said. “We’ve got to keep playing, keep winning games. We’ve still got a long way.”Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Winning or losing, the Clippers have tried to remind themselves, and those asking, there are many miles to run in the 82-game NBA marathon.“You just gotta keep working on what we’ve been working on and get better at it … just keep going,” Rivers (who also played in 864 NBA games) told reporters after his team lost for the fifth time in seven games Tuesday. “I look at our record, I look at the schedule, I put things in perspective and I keep moving on.”The Clippers’ record has them tied for fourth in the Western Conference. Their schedule – they’re in the thick of a 17-game stretch without consecutive home dates, a span that started Nov. 15 and runs through Dec. 17 – “is what it is,” Rivers said recently.And there’s plenty of work to do, defensively, offensively, energetically. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error MISSING LOU, LUCOn Saturday, the Clippers will face the Oklahoma City Thunder, who have improved to 17-9 since losing their first four games.For the third consecutive game, the Clippers will be without star reserve Lou Williams, who injured his left hamstring on Monday against Phoenix. Rivers speculated earlier this week that Williams would miss at least two weeks.The Clippers also won’t have Luc Mbah a Moute, who has missed 24 consecutive games with a sore left knee.Related Articles The Clippers who know, know.“You’re going to have clunkers,” said Doc Rivers, after coaching his 1,498th NBA game, a 125-87 thumping Thursday at San Antonio, which dropped the Clippers to 17-11. “It’s a long season and you’ll never see me overreact. You just won’t. I’ve been in this too long.”On Tuesday, following a 123-99 loss to Toronto, Patrick Beverley – who has played 330 NBA games and another 53 professionally overseas – put it like this: “It’s a long season. … You play long enough the game teaches itself and it told us, as a unit, we can’t ease into games. That’s what we’re trying to do lately and we can’t do that. We’re not that good, not right now. But we can be.”Even back on Nov. 28, after the then-14-6 Clippers beat the Suns to extend their home winning streak to nine games, Danilo Gallinari (now with 508 NBA games and 89 EuroLeague affairs under his belt) sought to put the hot streak into perspective. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory
Johnny Majors’ reinvention of Pitt still resonates, as a memory for fans and target for today’s Panthers
“The locker room was dank. It was just in bad shape,” he told radio station WESA in 2016. “They didn’t have any sign of a weight room. They had one universal machine in the middle of the dressing room floor that three or four people could work on at one time.”MORE: College football predictions for 2020 bowl gamesHe landed Tony Dorsett, anyway. He got tight end Jim Corbett, quarterback Robert Haygood, linebacker Arnie Weatherington, center John Pelusi and defensive linemen Ed Wilamowski, Al Romano and Gary Burley. There were no restrictions regarding the number of players a program could sign; legend always had it there were 90 recruits in the 1973 Pitt class, but then-assistant Jackie Sherrill has said the number was 76. And four seasons later, Pitt football claimed the 1976 national championship.In the modern history of college football, there never has been a turnaround so dramatic.This achievement was not all Johnny Majors left behind, though, when he died Wednesday at age 85. He coached Tennessee from 1977 to 1992 and won three Southeastern Conference championships. He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1987.He was described by former Panthers quarterback Matt Cavanaugh, during an interview with Pittsburgh radio station 93.7 The Fan, as a “master motivator. He had an enthusiasm, a sincere enthusiasm,” Cavanaugh told “The Cook and Joe Show.” “He could be a tough character, but when the curtain was down, he could pull you aside and make you feel pretty good.”Majors was an All-American tailback at Tennessee who excelled in the single-wing offense and finished second in the 1956 Heisman Trophy voting to Notre Dame’s Paul Hornung. Majors’ Volunteers completed the regular season 10-0 but lost the Sugar Bowl to Baylor.The 1976 Panthers avenged both of those defeats, in a sense. Dorsett became Pitt’s first Heisman winner with his magical 2,000-yard season. And the Panthers won the Sugar Bowl over Georgia to finish 12-0 and ranked No. 1 in the nationPitt Stadium was so much different that year, not even a decade after I’d watched the team be shut out by Army in a hopeless November 1968 defeat.With Dorsett the featured weapon in Majors’ veer offense, fans were electrified by such results as a 36-19 destruction of Miami, a 23-13 escape of Syracuse, a 37-7 runaway against Army and, on Thanksgiving night, a 24-7 victory over rival Penn State that broke a string of 10 consecutive losses and firmly established the Pitt-Penn State rivalry as a fixture on the college football landscape.That game was played in a deluge at Three Rivers Stadium, with an icy rain pouring from kickoff to the final whistle and Dorsett struggling at first to get loose against the Nittany Lions defense. The score was 7-7 at halftime. Majors and his staff had the brilliant idea to switch to an unbalanced offensive line and move Dorsett from his tailback position to fullback, nearer to the line of scrimmage. He carved through the PSU defense for 173 yards after halftime.“One of my biggest assets as a runner was to see things and react in a timely manner,” Dorsett told FSN in a documentary about the 1976 Panthers. “Man, I busted up there a few times and I don’t think Joe Paterno and that defense knew what hit them. It took us four years to beat them, but we finally got Joe.”Majors returned to Pitt in 1993 to great enthusiasm but less-glamorous results, after he’d been forced out at Tennessee following a season in which he’d undergone heart surgery and then struggled to a 2-3 record subsequent to his return. It was a rather harsh outcome for a university legend who’d compiled a 29-6-2 record in his three prior seasons, and his return to Pitt was no kinder.MORE: College football preseason top 25 rankingsIt was wonderful twice: On the day he was hired, when the athletic department handed out T-shirts that said, “Pitt Football: Back to the Future,” and when the Panthers came from behind to win on the road at Southern Mississippi in Majors’ first game back. He was hugged on the field at M.M. Roberts Stadium by some of the program’s big boosters, and so much seemed possible. Persistent defeat did not appear to be one of those possibilities, but that’s what Pitt got. There were four losing seasons in a row, so the university moved on. That wasn’t good enough at Pitt anymore. But it wasn’t good enough because Majors had raised the standard, had elevated the program from joke to force.Without Majors, no one would be wondering whether Pitt football ever could recapture its championship form. Without him there is no Dan Marino, no Hugh Green, no Bill Fralic and probably not a Curtis Martin or James Conner. All of them still would have been great football players, but they would have been great football players elsewhere.Majors made Pitt football. That the Panthers had been great once — with Marshall Goldberg, Joe Schmidt, Mike Ditka and Paul Martha — was entirely irrelevant by the time he arrived on campus. Panthers fans still long to reach that level of excellence again. They have Majors to thank for such nostalgia, for better or worse. Through examination of the team’s performance, one can try to understand how farcical Pitt football had become in the years before Johnny Majors arrived as head coach: no winning seasons in a nine-year period, eight losing seasons, four with just a single victory, a composite 22-68-2 record. It really helped to be there, though. The Panthers were like a decade-long slapstick routine, and few in the stadium took them seriously.Then Majors arrived in December 1972 and started recruiting. There was little to sell.
Martinez, who got here from getting his finest lead to an ATP Tour event, these rooms by which he fell to the Hungarian Attila Balazs, was capable of stand up to the strain of his rival to the remaining and saved the seven break factors that had the 30-year-old and 60th Moldovan on the earth. Martinez managed so as to add three breaks in six makes an attempt and made the distinction. His victory brings him up, thus far, seven extra locations within the rating and caresses the top-100, it’s digital 106th.Within the second spherical, already eighth, he’ll face an Aúpa opponent, the reborn Swiss Stan Wawrinka (this Wednesday round 05:00), winner of three Grand Slams, which was imposed in three units to the American Frances Tiafoe (6-3, 6-7 (1) and 7-6 (1)). Pedro Martínez took benefit of his SE standing in Acapulco (Particular Exempt, Particular Exempt), which allowed him to immediately enter the principle draw with out enjoying the earlier one, as a result of he couldn’t do it by enjoying the quarterfinals on the Open River on Saturday. The Valencian gained on Tuesday, early Wednesday in Spain, to Radu Albot and bluntly: 6-Three and 6-2 in 90 minutes.
Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history LATEST STORIES Pacio and Eustaquio also became world champions last year before yielding their titles last month.Weightlifter Hidilyn Diaz, skateboarder Margielyn Didal, and golfers Yuka Saso, Bianca Pagdanganan, and Lois Kaye Go, who all won gold medals in the 2018 Asian Games will be awarded with the coveted Athlete of the Year trophies.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’ PLAY LIST 02:18Alvarez ready to take risk vs Folayang, looks to end clash by ‘knockout or submission’01:27ONE: Geje Eustaquio, Adriano Moraes looking for convincing finish to trilogy02:03MMA legends gather in Tokyo for historic ONE: New Era fight week02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief “It’s an honor definitely,” Folayang said.“It’s always a blessing to be in this position and be recognized for what we do. We hope that through this, we will continue to inspire others.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsThe 35-year-old Folayang regained the lightweight belt after beating Amir Khan unanimous decision three months ago in ONE: Conquest of Champions while Vera successfully defended the heavyweight crown after knocking out Mauro Cerilli in the first round on the same card.Belingon, meanwhile, evened things out with Brazilian legend Bibiano Fernandes in their rematch to win the bantamweight strap also three months ago. Nikola Jokic, Paul Millsap lead Nuggets past Clippers View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title MOST READ FILE PHOTO – Eduard Folayang during the 2017 Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netEduard Folayang, the two-time ONE world lightweight champion, leads five Filipino MMA stars set to be honored during the Philippine Sportswriters Association Awards Night on Tuesday at Manila Hotel.ONE heavyweight king Brandon Vera, bantamweight titleholder Kevin Belingon and former world champions Joshua Pacio and Geje Eustaquio are the other awardees joining Folayang.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title