Month: October 2021

Ronald Koeman sacked by Barcelona | Football News

Ronald Koeman has been sacked as head coach of Barcelona after 14 months in charge.

After weeks of speculation, Koeman’s final game was the 1-0 defeat by Rayo Vallecano in La Liga on Wednesday night, their fourth defeat in six games in all competitions.

A brief statement was released on the club’s website confirming president Joan Laporta had relieved the Dutchman of his duties as first-team coach.

It added: “Ronald Koeman will say goodbye to the squad on Thursday at the Ciutat Esportiva.

“FC Barcelona wishes to thank him for his service to the club and wishes him all the

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Why you might taste blood when running or working out

Tasting blood during or after a workout is generally associated with exercise intensity and duration as well as certain environmental conditions, Robinson said. The reason some experts think it may occur more in endurance athletes, such as distance runners, “is because of the length of the exercise,” he said. Other workouts, such as weight training, can give people more opportunities to rest and recover.

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UYN Biking Racefast Man bib shorts review

Italian company, UYN, is a relatively new player in cycling clothing, having formed in 2018, but it’s grown in prominence in a short space of time and even supplies undergarments to WorldTour outfit, Israel Start-Up Nation. For any brand, however, reputation and perception is going to be a decider in terms of market reception – and the one thing UYN has going for it is the distinct style, design and fabrics, which represent the complete antithesis to the current trends dominating the best cycling shorts segment. 

We’ve been testing the Biking

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Teams set to debate boycott as tensions over unpaid wages rise

A number of Australia’s biggest Olympic swimming stars are caught up in the financial maelstrom engulfing the International Swimming League (ISL), with talks of a boycott of November’s finals emerging due to lack of payment for athletes, staff and contractors.

The ISL was hailed as a revolution in the sport and an antidote to the maligned governing body, FINA, which has just enacted a series of governance reforms to modernise its integrity, competition, communication and culture.

Emma McKeon, who shot to fame with a record-breaking Olympics, is among the Australians swimming in the ISL in Europe.Credit:Getty

But the

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Bob Huggins says major conferences should create own college basketball postseason event, ditch NCAA tournament

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — As the collegiate landscape changes amid conference realignment and the NCAA’s future remains in flux, West Virginia men’s basketball coach Bob Huggins said it’s time for the major conferences to split from the other schools and create their own postseason tournament, so they can control the sport’s most significant financial stream.

“They’re doing it in football,” Huggins told ESPN at Big 12 media day. “Why wouldn’t they do it? The presidents and athletic directors that have all the juice, why wouldn’t they do it? Makes no sense why they wouldn’t do it. I think it’s more

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Ronald Koeman: Barcelona sack head coach after Rayo Vallecano loss

Koeman was Barcelona’s match-winner in the 1992 European Cup final but has struggled as head coach

Ronald Koeman has been sacked as head coach of Barcelona after 14 months in charge at the Nou Camp.

Barca have picked up just 15 points from 10 games in La Liga and have already lost twice in the group stage of this season’s Champions League.

They are ninth in the table, six points adrift of the joint leaders after losing at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday.

The loss was Barca’s third in their past four games and it followed defeat by Real Madrid in

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Sleeper picks for NFL Week 8

We’re nearly halfway through the season, Fam! That means 10 more weeks of genius tinkering. Of course, the most dedicated and passionate managers find zeal in exploring the concepts and happenings occurring under the radar. While some weeks your roster may allow for snoozing on sleepers, it’s always beneficial to keep tabs on emerging trends and players. This weekly column is for those who understand the satisfaction of digging deep.

All of the listed players are rostered in under 60 percent of Yahoo leagues (at time of writing) and/or are a significant value in our daily game. They’re not the

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Do not swim! Sewage emptied into water at 17 Dorset beaches

SWIMMERS, surfers and watersports enthusiasts are being warned to avoid the water at locations across the Dorset coast after sewage was emptied into the water amid recent storms.

Recent high winds and heavy rain has seen sewage emptied into 17 popular swimming locations over the last 48 hours.

The data is being brought to the attention of swimmers courtesy of charity Surfers Against Sewage, which has created an interactive map tracking real-time CSOs (combined sewage overflows) and PRFs (pollution risk forecasts).

The map is part of the charity’s Safer Seas and Rivers Service, which is also available via a mobile

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Basketball trailblazer denied Canadian permanent residency, must return to U.S.

Bilqis Abdul-Qaadir, the trailblazing basketball player who set up an academy for girls and coached multiple sports at an Islamic school in London, Ont., has been denied permanent residency in Canada and will have to go back to the United States. 

“We’ve been here for two years, my son is Canadian, and we would love to be part of this country, but we finally got the message from immigration that we were denied permanent residency. It’s very unexpected,” said Abdul Qaadir from her London home. “I’m at a loss for words. I’ve single-handedly brought sports to an underserviced community. It’s

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Barcelona appoint Sergi Barjuan as interim boss after Ronald Koeman sacking

Barjuan won three league titles with Barcelona as a player

Barcelona have appointed Sergi Barjuan as their interim coach following the sacking of Ronald Koeman.

Barjuan, who is currently in charge of the club’s B team, will be introduced to the senior squad on Thursday by club president Joan Laporta.

“His interim position as first-team head coach will end as soon as the club has hired a full-time head coach,” said the Nou Camp club.external-link

Barjuan’s first game will be at home against Alaves on Saturday, 30 October.

Koeman was dismissed following Barcelona’s defeat at Rayo Vallecano on Wednesday

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