Tyson Fury sacks trainer Ben Davison

first_imgRelatedPosts Tyson Fury to Anthony Joshua: Don’t risk fighting Usyk Anthony Joshua wants Tyson Fury, Wilder fight Joshua: Tyson Fury won’t distract me Tyson Fury has parted company with his trainer Ben Davison. The pair have been together for five fights, including Fury’s draw with Deontay Wilder last year. Davison has played a pivotal role in Fury’s career and helped the 31-year-old overcome issues with his mental health, drink and drugs prior to his return. Davison revealed the news on social media, tweeting: “Obviously it’s not gonna stop until there’s an answer, Tyson and myself had to both make decisions for our careers which resulted in our working relationship coming to an end, however, we remain friends and he will smash the dosser!” Fury’s dad was critical of his son’s camp following the unanimous decision victory over Otto Wallin in September, blaming Davison for Tyson being in poor shape. “I am a straight talker and that is the worst I have ever seen him. It has gone terribly wrong in the camp and someone is to blame,” John Fury said at the time. “Tyson never landed a meaningful punch. I have seen this coming. If he keeps hold of that team, that whole team, they will cost him his career. Ben Davison and everyone.”Tags: Ben DavisonDeontay WilderTyson Furylast_img read more

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Do You Know This “Lake Worth Kitten Dumper?”

first_imgA heartless crime caught on camera when man dumped three kittens in a brown paper bag near a dumpster behind a Lake Worth strip mall.WATCH: Who would do this? Animal Care and Control needs your help in identifying this man who dumped a bag of kittens next to a dumpster in Lake Worth. Please RT.https://t.co/vAnEaWs1XK pic.twitter.com/3kiFHhntsA— WPEC CBS12 News (@CBS12) May 7, 2019 A cook at the Cup N Saucer was out back emptying a grease pan when he heard some rustling. He opened the bag and found the kittens clinging to life.Sgt. Dave Walesky with Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control said the focus is on finding the person who left the kittens to die which is a crime.Walesky added the three little kittens are doing well and someone already agreed to adopt them.If you have any information on this crime you are asked to please call Palm Beach Animal Control or Crime Stoppers.last_img read more

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Water polo promotes new co-head coach

first_imgTwo brains are better than one · After leading the men’s water polo program solo for 21 seasons, Jovan Vavic is promoting long-time assistant and former player Marko Pintaric to a co-coaching position. Daily Trojan file photoThe men’s water polo team has consistently been a dominant force in the pool and is now adding a second head coach to their ranks. Marko Pintaric, recently named co-head coach of the men’s water polo program, adds to this intense atmosphere, joining head coach Jovan Vavic by the pool.During the spring, Pintaric was in full control of the men’s team. While head coach Jovan Vavic would most likely be yelling at the women’s team he also coaches, Pintaric, nicknamed “Pinta” by his players, would be ripping a male athlete, even though they won’t play a game until September. This shows a fundamental aspect of the program: Even during offseason, it is still important for each player to give 100 percent during practice.“During the offseason, all the guys enjoy Pinta’s style just as much as Jovan’s, and we are all eager to get better and get ready for the upcoming season,” junior James Walters said.Though Pintaric may yell, he also brings an aura of understanding to each practice, as he has been on the receiving end of all the yelling himself. Before Pintaric was on the coaching staff, he played collegiately for the Trojans in 1997 and 1998. He scored an iconic buzzer beater goal from half the length of the pool to win the 1998 National Championship and was named National Player of the Year. He graduated with a degree in communication and went on to pursue a master’s degree in the same subject.Pintaric, who hails from Zagreb, Croatia, explained that one of the biggest benefits of playing under Vavic is the connection he has with the international players. Only someone who has been a student athlete at USC can understand the difficulty of the task. Since he has experienced both sides, Pintaric has picked up little shortcuts that can help players succeed  in school and water polo.“You face adversity being a student athlete at USC,” Pintaric said. “You are competing with the best kids in the world in the classroom and in the pool. You have to not only be eligible, but you’re also working to win a national championship.”Another perk of playing under Vavic was how much Pintaric learned from him about his coaching philosophy. Pintaric said that Vavic is the most diligent coach he has played for and he has picked up on many of his habits. Vavic is not known to let any pass — let alone practice — slide without scrutiny, and his contagious work ethic was passed along to Pintaric.“Pinta, as a coach, is very good at ironing out all the kinks, especially the little things that we don’t see,” Walters said. “He helps us see things in new ways, like with shooting, passing and different variations of defense.”Since Pintaric began coaching in 1999, his specialty has been coaching the goalies, even though he himself never played the position. The first goalie he coached was still a close friend, as they were on the team together the previous year.“Coaching goalies was completely unknown to me,” Pintaric said. “The position has taught me to look at water polo from a different angle, which has helped my learning curve in any aspect of the game, not just coaching the goalies.”In this year’s Olympics alone, Pintaric has three goalies who he has previously or currently coached participating, representing the United States, Australia and Brazil. In 2012, he had four who represented the United States and Australia.Pintaric tells his players that they must have the right combination of willingness to work hard and love for the game. He encourages them to correct their mistakes and to remember their goals. Pintaric is also constantly looking for new ways to improve his players. He finds that watching endless games of water polo and talking to great goalie coaches has helped him find a technique that works for him.“Their goals are constantly there during training, not just to do well at USC, but to better themselves as humans and to do the best they can,” Pintaric said.Though Pintaric is now co-head coach, he says that Vavic is still the ultimate coach. The program has a meticulous, efficient formula for how the coaching is delegated and it would be unwise to tinker with it too much. However, Vavic has always asked his assistant coaches questions and been open to their advice.Between editing film for the team to watch and administrative responsibilities such as recruiting, Pintaric has proved his ability as a coach. Pintaric said that though this title change will not have many tangible effects, it means that Vavic fully trusts him and thinks he is ready to lead the team.“Being a co-head coach is a very great honor for a prestigious university like USC,” Pintaric said. “My contribution to the team will be more standing time and involvement in the athletics of the game.”The former Trojan knows where his loyalties lie.“I will always consider myself a Trojan,” Pintaric added. “I have been here for 18 years as a water polo player, a graduate student, a graduate assistant, an assistant coach and now as co-head coach.”last_img read more

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Five conclusions from Barca’s El Clasico cruise

first_imgMadrid, Spain | AFP | Barcelona further tightened their vice-like grip on the La Liga title by sweeping aside eternal rivals Real Madrid 3-0 on Saturday to leave the European champions 14 points adrift down in fourth place.Luis Suarez, Lionel Messi and Aleix Vidal were on target for the visitors in the second half as Madrid paid for not taking their chances when on top before the break. Goalkeeper Marc-Andre ter Stegen has been in outstanding form, but Neymar’s departure has also allowed Valverde to play an extra midfielder to offer more protection to the back four.Barca have conceded just eight goals in their 25-game unbeaten run, registering 18 clean sheets.Spotlight finally falls on Zidane“Tomorrow they are going to hammer me,” recognised Zidane after his decision to surprisingly start Mateo Kovacic instead of a host of other attacking options such as Gareth Bale, Isco or Marco Asensio backfired.Zidane has enjoyed an almost flawless record during his first two years in charge, winning eight trophies including back-to-back Champions Leagues. Missing out on Mbappe could prove even more costly when Madrid face PSG in the last 16 of the Champions League. However, Real don’t just need a refreshment up front to offer back up to the ageing duo of Cristiano Ronaldo and Karim Benzema, now both in their ninth season in Madrid.The hosts faded physically in the second half as the toil of playing in six competitions this season has become increasingly apparent in recent months.Barca defence for realThe key to Valverde’s rejuvenation of Barca has been an unusual one for the Catalans.Unlike the sparkling football shown by Pep Guardiola or Luis Enrique’s treble winning sides in the past decade, Barca have built from the back.center_img Here, AFP Sports looks at five conclusions to draw from El Clasico:Title decidedThe day before Santa Claus comes to Spain, Barca already have what they most wanted for Christmas.Not only did they leave Madrid trailing, but defeats for Atletico Madrid and Valencia this weekend mean they now lead La Liga by nine points.Ernesto Valverde’s men are unbeaten in 25 games, stretching back to their previous visit to the Santiago Bernabeu when they were outclassed as Real wrapped up a 5-1 aggregate win in the Spanish Super Cup.Back then, Real seemed all-conquering after a first La Liga and Champions League double for 59 years, whilst Barca were reeeling from the loss of Neymar to Paris Saint-Germain.However, thanks to Valverde’s shrewd management, the Catalans have bounced back in incredible style, dropping only six points in their opening 17 league games while their rivals have floundered.Madrid need fresh legsReal have paid a heavy price for not building from a position of strength as they cashed in rather than splashing out in the transfer market in the summer.Alvaro Morata, James Rodriguez and Pepe all left, whilst Real failed to get their premier target as Kylian Mbappe chose to join Neymar at PSG. However, his heaviest defeat as a senior coach means his judgement is finally beginning to be questioned.And that pressure will only intensify unless he can mastermind a way past free-spending PSG come the new year.A very Messi ChristmasRonaldo has hogged the headlines in the past month after picking up his fifth Ballon d’Or to move level with Messi in their personal battle to be declared the best player of their generation.The Portuguese was rewarded for his remarkable goalscoring streak towards the end of last season’s Champions League with 10 goals from the quarter-finals on as Madrid were crowned champions of Spain and Europe.However, in terms of consistent performances in 2017, Messi has been in a world of his own and rounded off the year with another goal and assist.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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England U16s return with heads held high

first_img29 May 2018 England U16s return with heads held high Tags: Spain, U16 England’s U16s have returned from Spain, defeated 16.5-7.5 in their annual international – but with their heads held high.Team captain Rob Chruszcz commented: “They were awesome. We were up against it, but at no point did anyone let their heads drop or show any sign of giving up. They kept fighting right to the end and you can’t ask any more than that.“They will have gained hugely from the experience. It was tough for them but every single person got at least half a point and that should give them so much self-confidence and self-belief. And the biggest thing of all was that they absolutely loved it!”The mixed team of eight were all aged 14 and 15, while the Spanish side were at the older end of the age range, knew the course and were well-gelled as a national U16 team.However, the England team made a great start to the match when they won the first foursomes session 2.1-1.5. The Spanish team responded with a superb singles performance, allowing just Max Hopkins to take a half point. “The golf they played was incredible,” said Chruszcz. “Our guys didn’t put a foot wrong, but Spain were exceptional.”On the second day, Spain took the foursomes 3-1 before facing a very strong challenge from England in the singles. They eventually won the session 4.5-3.5, but had to fight for it.“We came out really up for the challenge,” said Chrusczc. “We fought really hard and at one point we were up in most of the matches. Considering how heavily we lost the first singles, this was an amazing performance.”The team, coached by Alex Saary, was:Rafiah Banday, 14, Royal Mid Surrey, SurreyMia Eales-Smith, 15, Lindrick, YorkshireEllie Gower, 15, Chateau des Vigiers, FranceMax Hopkins, 15, Bishop’s Stortford, HertfordshireRory McDonald-O’Brien, 14, Lilleshall Hall, Shropshire & HerefordshireMorgan Radziejowski, 15, Herefordshire, Shropshire & HerefordshireJohn Richardson, 15, Royal Mid Surrey, SurreyCaitlin Whitehead, 15, Carus Green, Cumbrialast_img read more

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