Oilers beat Sharks in Hitchcock’s first game behind bench

first_img(Click here, if you are unable to view this photo gallery on your mobile device.)SAN JOSE — For at least one game, the move paid off.Roughly 14 hours after the Edmonton Oilers replaced Todd McLellan with Ken Hitchcock, the team earned the third-winningest coach in NHL history his 824th win by beating the Sharks 4-3 in overtime at SAP Center Tuesday.Leon Draisaitl scored the winner just 51 seconds into the extra session, batting in a pass from Connor McDavid, who earned three points on the …last_img

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‘We must write our own history’

first_img18 February 2014Arts and Culture Minister Paul Mashatile has encouraged South Africans, especially those who were close to or were part of the liberation struggle, to write more books about the political history of the country.Mashatile said this would help preserve the country’s heritage by imparting the story of the political struggle to generations to come.Speaking at the launch of The Future We Chose: Emerging Perspectives on The Centenary of the ANC in Cape Town on Friday, Mashatile said his department would support book projects that contributed to preserving South Africa’s arts and heritage.“The Department of Arts and Culture, among many of its responsibilities, encourages the writing of books – especially in indigenous languages – as well as the reading of books [that] tell the true story of who we are as South African people. I encourage us all to write books,” Mashatile said.He added that while there were books by people who were very critical about South Africa, “we should write more about ourselves so that there is proper discourse out there”.‘Tell a good story’“All those who have got the energy to write, please let us get together. Let’s write more and more books so that we can impart good heritage to the young generation. We must be able to tell a good story of this great nation,” he said.The Future We Chose was edited by commentator and writer Busani Ngcaweni, who approached ANC leaders and stalwarts to contribute chapters on their perspectives of the liberation movement’s centenary celebrations and history.The book explores the events and narratives that define South Africa’s oldest political organisation.Among the senior politicians who contributed to the 19-chapter book is Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe, who attended the launch. Planning Minister Trevor Manuel was also there.Source: SAnews.govlast_img read more

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Nigeria, Bafana class of ’96 to meet at last

first_img In the final, they overcame Zambia 2-1. The South African squad will be announced on Thursday. However, it is known that it will include Doctor Khumalo, John Moeti, Eric Tinkler and Linda Buthelezi. They beat Zaire 2-0 in the quarterfinals before edging Ivory Coast 4-2 from the penalty spot, after the teams had shared a 2-2 draw, in the semi-finals. 1994 Africa Cup of Nations The 1994 Africa Cup of Nations was hosted by Tunisia. Nigeria finished second in Group A after a 3-0 win over Gabon and a goalless draw with Egypt, which earned them a quarterfinal place. Now, those teams – or as close as you can get to those teams, 18 years down the line – will at last get to meet on the field, with a friendly match between the two countries set to take place in the Nigerian state of Kano on 30 March. Stars of a slightly younger vintage will support them, including Benni McCarthy, South Africa’s all-time international leading goal scorer with 32 to his name. He will be joined by former Bafana Bafana captain Aaron Mokoena, Quinton Fortune and McBeth Sibaya. 10 March 2014 In the quarterfinals, Clive Barker’s charges defeated Algeria 2-1. They then booked a place in the final with a superb 3-0 win over Ghana. Their boycott came about after Nigerian leader General Sani Abacha had ordered the execution of activist Ken Saro Wiwa, which was criticised by then South African President Nelson Mandela. Difference of opinion The Super Eagles, who were the defending champions, claimed that had they participated in the finals, they would have lifted the Cup of Nations’ title. Naturally, the Bafana Bafana class of 1996 felt differently. Defender Benedict Iroha, midfielders Jay-Jay Okocha and Daniel Amokachim, and striker Rashidi Yekini, the tournament’s leading scorer with five goals, were all named in the Team of the Tournament.1996 Africa Cup of Nations Two years later, in South Africa, Bafana Bafana topped Group A after beating Cameroon 3-0 and Angola 1-0 before sliding to a 0-1 loss to Egypt. The Nigerian line-up will feature, among others, Jay-Jay Okocha, Kanu, Emmanuel Amuneke, Daniel Amokachi and Stephen Keshi, the current coach of the Super Eagles, who won the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations in South Africa. Two years after democracy came to South Africa, Bafana Bafana won the Africa Cup of Nations on home soil, defeating Tunisia 2-0 in the final in Johannesburg. Missing from that tournament was the Nigerian team, which boycotted the event. Nigerian line-up A Mark Williams brace in the final secured the Africa Cup of Nations title for South Africa on 3 February 1996. South African squad Williams and defender Mark Fish were named in the Team of the Tournament, while John “Shoes” Moshoeu finished as the second highest scorer in the event, with four goals to his name.last_img read more

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Geocaching.com Caption Contest 26 – Win a Barely Coveted Prize

first_img SharePrint RelatedGeocaching.com Caption Contest 19 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJanuary 5, 2011In “Community”Geocaching.com Caption Contest 17 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeNovember 24, 2010In “Community”Geocaching.com Caption Contest 25 – Win a Barely Coveted PrizeJune 30, 2011In “Community” Winning Caption: She’s only marrying him for the cache!!! – TNTcarrollShare your genius for witty captions in the 26th installment of our Geocaching.com Caption Contest. You could earn a barely coveted prize. What caption would you write? “We’re saving thousands on our around-the-world honeymoon this way!” You can craft a better caption.Barely Coveted PrizeSubmit your caption by clicking on “Comments” below. Please include your geocaching username in all entries. Then, explore the captions other geocachers have posted.Click on the image to see the winner of the 25th Geocaching.com Caption ContestYou can even influence the voting process. “Like” the caption that you think should win.  If you think your caption should win, convince your fellow geocachers, your friends and family to “like” your caption. Lackeys vote from the top finalists to decide the winner of the contest.The winner receives a barely coveted prize from Groundspeak Headquarters. This contest the barely coveted prize is six Cache In Trash Out caption stickers.26 Lackeys voted to award the winner of the 25th Geocaching.com Caption Contest a barely coveted prize. Click on the image at right to discover the winning caption from the 24th Geocaching.com Caption Contest.Explore all the past winning captions by checking out all the Geocaching.com Caption Contests.Share with your Friends:Morelast_img read more

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7 Reasons You Should “Script” Your Documentary Projects

first_imgIn this article, we present some industry tips on how to “script” your documentary project before you actually dive into production.Cover image by Kevin Pedersen.Documentaries are supposed to be the cinematic search for truth. The genre’s cinéma vérité roots (which literally translates to “cinematic truth”) call for strict impartial or narrative manipulation. However, as any famous documentarian will quickly tell you, all that may be well and good, but it’s not how documentaries get made.In today’s digital market, documentaries are as popular as ever — from Netflix’s true crime series to HBO’s features to countless film festivals dedicated to celebrating new and exciting projects, visions, and stories. And if you look at any of the above, you’ll find that each has been well-produced from the beginning — in many ways scripted to a point.You don’t need to “script” your entire documentary project, but ample pre-production does help get your subjects, locations, and even narratives outlined and queued up before you begin filming. Let’s look at seven ways you can script your documentary’s game plan from the beginning.1. Have a Story Going InImage by guruXOX.Truthfully, it’s probably much harder to not have a preconceived idea of what your story could be before going in than to have one. There’s no reason to fight it either; your documentary project begins the moment you get an idea, and if you embrace it, you can start working through your story from then on. This will influence how your research your story: how has it been told similarly before, what worked, and what didn’t?Try writing out some short log-lines to brainstorm the topic of your documentary. What would be most interesting to audiences? What would be most interesting to you?2. Grant Requests and FundingImage by GaudiLab.As you grow as a documentary filmmaker, projects will get bigger and more ambitious in scope. With that growth comes added responsibilities and more time securing funding and winning grants. A major part of any pitch or grant request is to carefully detail your project’s story, scope, and budget. You can’t do that without having a tight and fast “script” of what your project is about, who it’s for, and how you plan to get it done.Here are some good insights into applying for funds and film grants.10 Insights to Keep in Mind When Applying for Filmmaking GrantsFund Your Project with the IDA’s Massive List of GrantsHow to Write a Documentary Treatment 6. Set Decoration and PropsImage by Kar Tr.By the same token, even once you’re on location, you’ll need to be prepared to decorate the “sets” with relevant items and props to help tell your story. If your subject needs to be doing a certain action, you’ll need to be sure to include a “prop list” before your shoot day to make sure they (or you) bring everything they need to perform.7. Have a Narrative BackboneImage by Sundays Photography.Once you have everything painstakingly planned out, you can finally dive in and let your project develop. Just because you do all the leg work in the beginning doesn’t mean you can’t stay fast and flexible as your story unfolds. In many ways, having a strong backbone to anchor your narrative will help free you up to explore other veins. The trick is to know your story in and out while having faith in yourself as a documentary filmmaker to bring it into its best light.For more documentary filmmaking advice and resources, check out some of these articles.A Complete Guide to Documentary FilmmakingThe 6 Types of Documentary FilmsInterview Tips Every Documentary Filmmaker Should KnowHow “American Vandal” Shows Us the Future of Documentary FilmHow to Shoot Gorgeous Documentary Interviews 3. Questions to get AnswersImage by golubovystock.In narrative projects, actors read scripted lines. In documentaries, you may not have that level of control, but you can ask questions and offer prompts. You may even have answers in mind that you’d like to hear more about. A good practice when preparing to interview your subjects is to not only write out your questions but also take a stab at predicting their answers. They might not say exactly what you’re expecting, but it will help you develop a narrative and guide your interviews.4. Shoot B-Roll with a PlanImage by Kristina Kokhanova.Similar to shooting documentary footage and B-roll to accompany your interviews, you may not exactly know what your subjects will do or where they may go, but you can take a guess and lead them to certain spots or into actions. Try “rehearsing” some sequences with your subjects so you know where they’re about to go — this way, you can plan some of your angles and be ready to get the best footage possible.5. Secure Locations and ContractsImage by Gerain0812.During pre-production, you’ll have to plan your shoots. You can’t always just show up and ask for permission after the fact (or forgiveness for trespassing). You’ll need to be proactive about securing locations and upfront about getting talent releases and contracts from all your subjects. This requires presenting them with information about your documentary and at least a glimpse of the story it aims to tell.Here are some free downloads for location and talent release contracts to keep on hand.Free Location Release Form for Film and Video ProductionsFree Location Fact Sheet for Film and Video ProductionsFree Talent Release Form for Film and Video Productionslast_img read more

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Mike Conley, Marc Gasol help Grizzlies top Knicks to end road skid

first_imgPH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town Memphis Grizzlies’ Marc Gasol, left, drives against New York Knicks’ DeAndre Jordan during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, Feb. 3, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)NEW YORK — Marc Gasol was conducting his postgame interviews when his cellphone began buzzing with a call from his agent.Gasol declined to answer. If it was trade news, it could wait until after he was done talking basketball.ADVERTISEMENT “He did say Dennis and I looked at him, I looked at the other players. They’re looking at me. I am like, ‘OK, I guess he called my name,’ and then I got up,” Kanter said. “I just walked in there and they said nope, sit down. The crowd was like, ‘Ugh.’”NOAH IN NEW YORKJoakim Noah was booed nearly every time he touched the ball in his first game at Madison Square Garden since his failed run here that ended with him banished from the team after an argument with former coach Jeff Hornacek. Noah, who had been given a $72 million, four-year deal by Phil Jackson to return to his hometown, was eventually waived and signed with the Grizzlies. Noah, who scored four points, felt the Knicks underachieved while he was here.“I take some blame. I didn’t perform to what I was capable of, even though I had a lot of injures, I had a lot going on outside the court,” Noah said. “So it’s disappointing. It’s definitely something I have to live with.”UP NEXTGrizzlies: Host Minnesota on Tuesday.Knicks: Host Detroit on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PDEA chief backs Robredo in revealing ‘discoveries’ on drug war SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte “I’m not in the mood right now,” Gasol said, smiling. “I still want to enjoy this.”Especially because his team had just looked like the Memphis Grizzlies of old.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesMike Conley scored 25 points, Gasol had 24 and Memphis snapped a nine-game road losing streak with a 96-84 victory over the New York Knicks on Sunday.Memphis had lost three in a row and 17 of its last 19 overall but didn’t allow more than 22 points in a quarter Sunday in a performance that used to be the norm when the Grizzlies were a perennial playoff team, not one that could be preparing for a rebuild. Justin Holiday added 19 points and Jaren Jackson Jr. had 16 in the Grizzlies’ first road victory since Dec. 23 at the Lakers.Kevin Knox scored 17 points and DeAndre Jordan had 12 points and 12 rebounds for the Knicks, who lost their 13th straight overall and 14th in a row at Madison Square Garden.The Knicks started Dennis Smith Jr. and Jordan in their first game in uniform since coming to New York from Dallas along with Wesley Matthews on Thursday in the Kristaps Porzingis trade. Smith made the first basket of the game, but the Knicks — with the newcomers not having practiced with the team yet — shot just 38 percent against one of the league’s best defensive teams.“They don’t know anything. They don’t know any of our stuff,” coach David Fizdale said. “I thought the new guys came in and did a solid job.”Smith finished with eight points and six assists.TIP-INSGrizzlies: Jackson had also missed the previous game with a right quadriceps injury. … The Grizzlies signed forward Bruno Caboclo to a second 10-day contract Sunday. He started and was scoreless.Knicks: Smith, Jordan and Matthews played their second straight game at MSG but for two different teams. Dallas won here on Wednesday night, when Smith had his second career triple-double. … Matthews was 2 for 8 for five points. … Fizdale split two meetings this season against the team he formerly coached.THAT’S DENNIS, NOT ENESEnes Kanter thought he was getting a chance to play in the second quarter, walking from the bench toward the scorer’s table as fans cheered. Assistant coach Keith Smart actually wanted Smith, so Kanter returned to his seat as the cheers quickly turned to boos. Rickie Fowler overcomes strange triple bogey to win Phoenix Open MOST READ US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. “This showed that we still have that, have that core grit-grind kind of mentality regardless of how we’ve been playing,” Conley said.Conley added eight rebounds and seven assists in a strong return to the lineup after missing a game with left knee soreness. Gasol chipped in nine rebounds in what could have been the longtime teammates’ final road game with the Grizzlies.The team has fallen from playoff contention after a strong start and told the players it will listen to offers for both ahead of Thursday’s NBA trade deadline. Conley and Gasol both acknowledged it’s been hard not to think about their futures in recent days.“When we play together, we know the things that we can do,” Gasol said.The Grizzlies have one more game before the deadline, at home Tuesday against Minnesota.ADVERTISEMENT Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes View commentslast_img read more

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Bone pain or tenderness

first_imgDefinitionBone pain or tenderness is aching or other discomfort in one or more bones.Alternative NamesAches and pains in bones; Pain – bonesConsiderationsBone pain is less common than joint pain and muscle pain. The source of bone pain may be clear, such as from a fracture following an accident. Other causes, such as cancer that spreads (metastasizes) to the bone, may be less obvious.Common CausesBone pain can occur with injuries or conditions such as:Cancer in the bones (primary malignancy)Cancer that has spread to the bones (metastatic malignancy)Disruption of blood supply (as in sickle cell anemia)Infected bone (osteomyelitis)InfectionInjury (trauma)LeukemiaLoss of mineralization (osteoporosis)OveruseToddler fracture (a type of stress fracture that occurs in toddlers)Home CareSee your health care provider if you have bone pain and do not know why it is occurring.Call your health care provider ifTake any bone pain or tenderness very seriously. Contact your health care provider if you have any unexplained bone pain.What to expect at your health care providers officeYour health care provider will ask you about your medical history anddo a physical exam.Some questions that may be asked include:Location of the painIs the pain in the forearms, hands, lower legs, or feet?Is the pain in the main part of the arm or leg?Is the pain in the heels (calcaneal pain)?Time and pattern of the painWhen did you first notice the pain?How long have you had the pain?Is it getting worse?What other symptoms do you have?You may have the following tests: advertisementBlood studies (such as CBC, blood differential)Bone x-rays, including a bone scanCT or MRI scanHormone level studiesPituitary and adrenal gland function studiesUrine studiesDepending on the cause of the pain, your doctor may prescribe:AntibioticsAnti-inflammatory medicinesHormonesLaxatives (if you develop constipation during prolonged bed rest)Pain relieversIf pain is related to thinning bones, you may need treatment for osteoporosis.ReferencesChoi L. Overuse injuries. In: DeLee JC, Drez D Jr, Miller MD, eds. DeLee and Drez’s Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. 3rd ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2009:chap 14.Lorenzo JA, Canalis E, Raisz LG. Metabolic bone disease. In: Melmed S, Polonsky KS, Larsen PR, Kronenberg HM, eds. Williams Textbook of Endocrinology. 12th ed. Philadelphia, Pa: Saunders Elsevier; 2011:chap 29.Review Date:4/14/2013Reviewed By:Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Also reviewed by A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc., Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Bethanne Black, Stephanie Slon, and Nissi Wang.last_img read more

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All three 2020 iPhone models will reportedly come with 5G support

first_imgMuch like last year and the upcoming September event, Apple is expected to launch three iPhone models in 2020 as well. So far, rumours have suggested that all three 2020 iPhones will sport OLED displays and that a couple of them may also get 120Hz displays like the iPad Pro. Now, Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo says that all three iPhones in 2020 will come with 5G support.Kuo had previously said that only two out of three iPhones in 2020 would come with 5G support. The 5.4-inch and 6.7-inch iPhone models were said to support 5G while the more affordable 6.1-inch iPhone XR successor would only support 4G/LTE. However, in a new note to investors on Sunday, Kuo said that Apple will launch all its iPhone models next year with 5G support in order to compete against affordable 5G Android smartphones, as reported by MacRumors.The analyst added that Apple’s recent acquisition of Intel’s smartphone modem chip business would give the company more resources for developing the 5G iPhone. Another motivator for Apple would also be the expectation of 5G Android phones getting cheaper in 2020, Kuo adds. All three 2020 iPhone models are said to support both mmWave and Sub-6GHz spectrum to meet the requirement of the US market. It is unclear if Apple will launch 5G iPhones with only Sub-6GHz support to make them more affordable in other markets like China.Despite Apple’s acquisition of Intel’s modem business for $1 billion, Kuo says that the company will continue relying on Qualcomm’s modem chips in its 2020 5G iPhone lineup. Apple is also reportedly working on its own modem chips, which we expect to see inside iPhones in 2021. Meanwhile, the next trio of iPhones set to launch in September will be closer to last year’s models. There will be an LCD iPhone XR successor, while the iPhone XS and XS Max successors will sport OLED displays. A major upgrade this time around will be the cameras with the 2019 iPhone XR rumoured to get dual cameras and the more premium models coming with triple cameras housed in a square-shaped module.advertisementlast_img read more

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The Joy of Six: seasons from hell

first_imgShare on LinkedIn Will the Cleveland Browns go 0-16? After losing to the Jets, anything’s possible Share via Email Facebook Milan had returned to a league that was no longer afraid of them, and a run of one point from games against Catanzaro, Ascoli and Como appeared to confirm the unthinkable – relegation “on the field”. The youth coach Italo Galbiati replaced Gigi Radice and the club still had a chance of survival on the final day at Cesena.After going 2-0 down early on, the team with 18 league goals all season found three in 15 minutes to grab victory. With Genoa behind at Napoli, Milan appeared to have avoided eternal shame, and their fans raced onto the pitch to celebrate. Then Genoa won a last-gasp corner, and scored.Milan fans maintain that the Napoli goalkeeper, Luciano Castellini, intentionally threw the ball out to hand Genoa that corner. You can judge for yourself here. Either way, this was not an experience the rossoneri ever planned on repeating. After securing an immediate return, Silvio Berlusconi bought the club, brought in Sacchi and signed Ruud Gullit, Frank Rijkaard and Marco van Basten. The rest is history.6) Derbyshire (1920)County cricket’s meticulous record-keeping means no landmark season of any description will be forgotten. Which, for Derbyshire in particular, is a shame. After regaining first-class status in 1894, they failed to win a County Championship match in three separate seasons: 1897, 1901 and the historically abysmal 1920 campaign. Pinterest Sport Jody Scheckter in action at the Austrian Grand Prix, where he finished in 13th place. Photograph: Bernard Cahier/Getty Images Topics features Facebook While his team-mate Gilles Villeneuve at least battled for the odd podium place in a chronically underpowered car, Scheckter took only two points all year, failed to even qualify for one race, and promptly retired at the end of the season. Scheckter’s sharp exit was, however, more than an indictment of his car.He had once been the bad boy of F1, causing crashes and winding up rivals with his daredevil antics. Then, in 1973, he was first on the scene at team-mate François Cevert’s fatal crash at Watkins Glen. What he saw changed him profoundly and, after winning the world title ahead of Villeneuve in 1979, he saw no reason to put himself at risk any longer.Villeneuve was not so fortunate. The Canadian was killed in a qualifying crash in Belgium two years later, perhaps the highest-profile victim of F1’s most unsafe era. Scheckter spoke at his funeral in a rare, fleeting return to the spotlight. The South African retired to Hampshire, where he now runs an organic farm.Ferrari switched to a brand new car in 1981, and promptly returned to the podium places in the constructors’ championship. The previous season still left its mark – they did not produce another world champion driver until Michael Schumacher, some 20 years later. Doncaster Rovers Reuse this content Facebook Twitter NFL Share on Messenger By 1998, Doncaster’s Belle Vue ground had seen better days. Photograph: John Giles/PA How much game? As it turned out, not much. Spadea lost his next match at Wimbledon, crashed out of the US Open and Olympics at the first hurdle, and lost in Tokyo to a player ranked outside the top 300. Dropping down to the Challenger circuit in autumn to regain his form, he lost his first match 6-1, 6-0.Spadea ended the year with three wins and 28 losses at ATP Tour level, and a world ranking of No237. He would fight his way back up the rankings in tenacious style, but his losing run still hit him where it hurt – his pocket. Spadea has claimed that his season was so bad, he actually lost money on the tour. For him, that was the true price of failure.4) Ferrari (1980)Dominance in Formula One can be a fragile thing. With cars constantly tweaked and tuned up to stay ahead of the field, a wrong turn in the garage can wipe out years of progress. McLaren found that out in 2015, when a switch to Honda engines saw the historic team, with Fernando Alonso and Jenson Button on board, reduced to a laughing stock.In 1980 Ferrari made a more subtle change, updating the 312T car that had won them four of the previous six constructors’ titles. The upgrade proved to be an unmitigated calamity in a tumultuous season blighted by safety concerns. The first two races, in Argentina and Brazil, saw drivers including Ferrari’s defending world champion, Jody Scheckter, threaten a boycott over track conditions.1980 proved a turning point for the sport, with Bernie Ecclestone winning a power struggle with the F1 chief, Jean-Marie Balestre. It also proved a watershed for the Scuderia, who were outclassed in the early races as Williams and Brabham emerged as title contenders. Ferrari suffered reliability issues with their retooled engine, and did not pick up a point until Scheckter came fifth at Long Beach. Pinterest That early exit proved the catalyst for a historic run of defeats. Winter turned to spring, the hard courts gave way to clay, and Spadea lost, lost and lost again. By the time he reached Wimbledon, he had lost 21 straight matches. In the first round, he drew the British No2, Greg Rusedski. His parents decided to stay in Florida.What happened next was predictable in its own way. Spadea overcame two lost tie-breaks and a two-hour rain delay to win the deciding set 9-7. The shame shifted to Rusedski and for the watching world, that’s where the story ended. “I can lose to anyone, but I can battle,” a jubilant Spadea told the crowd. “Because I got game.” Twitter Share on Facebook Tennis With Richardson’s cash cut off and home gates dwindling to below 1,000, Doncaster descended into little more than a Sunday league side. A Channel 5 documentary followed the farcical final acts of the 1997-98 season, from angry supporters’ meetings to players training in the park, and getting trapped in the dressing room by a faulty door. On the pitch things were no better.As the owner focused on selling off their ground, Doncaster’s motley crew of loanees and youth players were left to sink slowly, finishing the 46-game season with a record 34 defeats. They lost 7-1 to Cardiff City, and 8-0 at Leyton Orient. In the League Cup, Nottingham Forest beat them 10-1 on aggregate. Coach Danny Bergara tried swapping players’ numbers in a tactical move, outfoxing only himself.With Richardson absent, fans turned on Weaver, a yes-man installed above his station to do the owner’s bidding. At the final home game, fans staged a mock funeral for a club they expected to fold. Weaver turned up having vowed to stay away. The police advised him to leave for his own safety. Share on Twitter The Recap: sign up for the best of the Guardian’s sport coverage Pinterest Read more Despite frequent clashes with Modell over money, Belichick had the Browns primed for a Super Bowl run. Nearly 75,000 fans poured into the Cleveland Stadium to see the win over Kansas City, which sealed a 3-1 start. Off the field, Modell was watching revenues fall after the Indians’ departure. Rumblings began that the owner was about to take a hammer to the sturdy foundations Belichick had built.On 6 November, Modell announced his intention to relocate the Browns to Baltimore. From dreaming of a Super Bowl, ever-faithful Browns fans were facing the death of their team. Cleveland lost nine of their next 10 games, falling apart on the field as fans turned to mutiny. The final home game of the season against Cincinnati became a riot. Spectators tore the stands to pieces, raw grief giving way to rage.Somewhere in the NFL’s corridors of power, the anguish poured out that day struck a nerve. The fans won their battle to keep the team in Cleveland (Modell’s Baltimore team became a new franchise), though they had to wait until 1999 for their return. The Browns avoided a death sentence but for the expansion side, the ghosts of what might have been are everywhere.The relocated, rebranded Baltimore Ravens have won two Super Bowls. Belichick, fired by Modell over the phone, learned from the chaos in Cleveland to build a dynasty at New England. He slipped on a fifth Super Bowl ring this year; the Browns have won one of their last 24 games.2) Doncaster Rovers (1997-98)The free market rules in English football, which means pretty much anyone with a bit of spare cash can buy themselves a club. Some teams find their perfect match, a steady hand on the tiller that unleashes a club’s true potential. Doncaster got Ken Richardson. Under his ownership, Rovers lost their league status, their main stand to a suspicious fire, and their dignity.Richardson had a curious hands-on/off approach, rarely investing in or even visiting the club’s run-down Belle Vue home but regularly interfering with team affairs. He would fax in team talks from the Isle of Man with missives like “show the bastards” scrawled on them. After a string of managers walked out, he installed a “general manager”, Mark Weaver, to do his bidding. Pinterest Since you’re here… Ferrari Harry Storer went from a dismal season with Derbyshire to earn England caps as a footballer. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images Support The Guardian As the club fell apart, police were closing in on Richardson over his involvement in a fire in the summer of 1995 that had almost gutted the main stand at Belle Vue. He was eventually charged with offering a former soldier £10,000 to start the fire, part of a hare-brained scheme to get his hands on lucrative land. Detectives labelled him “the type that would trample a two-year-old to pick up a 2p piece”.From the ashes, Doncaster at least found the owner they deserved. As Richardson was sent to jail, the local businessman John Ryan stepped in, and set about reviving the club. Ten years after their season in hell, with a new ground built and Belle Vue left behind, Rovers beat Leeds United at Wembley to seal promotion to the Championship.3) Vince Spadea (2000)Some tennis players are driven by rivalry, or a quest for sporting immortality. Vince Spadea’s motivation was more practical. “No one wants to travel the world to lose money,” he wrote in 2006. “Tennis players are paid to win.”The year 2000 was a lean one for Spadea, a journeyman pro who had just enjoyed a breakthrough season. He had reached No19 in the world, and upset Andre Agassi on his way to the 1999 Australian Open quarter-finals. Spadea flew out to Melbourne seeking a repeat run to kick-start flagging form, but lost in the first round to the world No95, Adrian Voinea. … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. The joy of six The Joy of Six: one-goal wonders Read more Twitter US sports With county cricket returning to normality after the first world war, the captain, John Chapman, fielded 38 different players across 16 completed matches. It was an early example of over-rotation; Derbyshire lost them all – on six occasions, their opposition only had to bat once to get the job done.This was a team caught between two eras; the previous captain, George Buckston, had retired, but came back to reorganise the side for the following season. Billy Bestwick, a 45-year-old seamer with a quick arm and quicker temper, featured in only one match. They were replaced by newcomers who would go on to better things. The wicketkeeper Harry Elliott went on to earn England caps, as did the batsman Harry Storer – in football.Guy Jackson, a 24-year-old batsman with a season-high score of 14, later became the county captain under the tutelage of Buckston. According to Wisden, Jackson “steadily raised the standard” within the county, laying the foundations for the 1936 season, when Elliott and Storer helped deliver Derbyshire’s only County Championship.• Sign up to our weekly email, The Recap, here, showcasing a selection of our sport features from the past seven days. Facebook Read more Formula One 5) Milan (1981-82)Under the leadership of Arrigo Sacchi and Fabio Capello, Milan’s 1987-94 vintage won 14 trophies in seven seasons, blending Italian defensive nous with Dutch attacking flair to formidable effect. That golden age was forged in response to the club’s greatest embarrassment, only five years earlier.For Serie A’s elite clubs, not winning the Scudetto is failure enough; they rarely have cause to consider the other end of the table. Internazionale have never been relegated, and Juventus’s only demotion came after the calciopoli investigation. Milan were also relegated “off the field” once, in 1980, after the Totonero match-fixing scandal. Milan bounced straight back and expected to breeze up the table, with a defence built around Franco Baresi and their new striker Joe Jordan banging in the goals. But Baresi missed four months with an injury, and in his absence Milan picked up eight points in 12 games. Jordan was the first Milan player to score that season – in their eighth game. Vince Spadea, left, finally walks to the net a winner after shocking Greg Rusedski at Wimbledon. Photograph: Getty Images The Joy of Six: Formula One overtakes Share on Pinterest Read more Twitter Read more Share on WhatsApp 1) Cleveland Browns (1995)Ten years before he made his name as the inscrutable, hooded overlord of the New England Patriots, Bill Belichick was handed his first chance as an NFL head coach by the Cleveland Browns, a historic franchise wounded by years of failure.A giant in the sport’s formative years, the Browns had never made the Super Bowl, and a run of spectacular near-misses in the 1980s had shattered morale. After a 3-13 season in 1990, the owner, Art Modell, lured Belichick from the New York Giants, where he had just won the Super Bowl as defensive coach with a game plan so good that it’s now in the Hall of Fame.Belichick set out to build a rugged team built for the hard winters on the shore of Lake Erie, where the team shared a rundown municipal stadium with the Cleveland Indians. 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first_imgPSG coach Thomas Tuchel linked with Man Utdby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the lovePSG coach Thomas Tuchel is being linked with Manchester United.United sees him as an alternative to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer should the Red Devils boss fail to improve results, says Le 10 Sport.The Old Trafford-based club gave Solskjaer a three-year contract just six months ago.Barcelona are also interested in hiring PSG boss Tuchel.The Red Devils failed to qualify for this season’s Champions League last campaign in which Solskjaer took over half way through. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img

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