Hughes, meanwhile, was downbeat about the chances of significant additions to his squad arriving in the January transfer window. A striker is the Stoke boss’ priority, but he revealed no deals are close to being done after they were denied a work permit for USA international Juan Agudelo last month. Hughes said: “There’s nothing definite I can say that’s in the pipeline for us at the moment. It may be a long window for us. We’d like to think we can do something.” The Welshman was sent to the stands during Stoke’s 5-1 loss to Newcastle on Boxing Day after reacting angrily to the sending-off of Glenn Whelan. Hughes, who is likely to face a fine, has until Thursday to answer the charge but confirmed he will accept it. Stoke boss Mark Hughes will not be contesting his Football Association charge of improper conduct. He said: “I got pulled up on the fact I kicked a ball onto the pitch. That’s a fact, so there’s no way around it. I can’t really defend that, that’s what I did. If that’s what the issue is, I’m going to have to hold my hands up.” Whelan’s sending-off was quickly followed by a red card for Marc Wilson, and Hughes was highly critical of the performance of referee Martin Atkinson. Potters chairman Peter Coates said the club would be making an official complaint about Atkinson’s display, and he and Hughes were also unhappy with referee Kevin Friend’s decision-making during Sunday’s 3-0 loss at Tottenham. Hughes said: “Everybody has their own opinions but you just want performance levels to be at a good level. “We’re all judged on our performances – managers, coaches, players, and referees are judged as well. We just want good performances from everybody involved in the game. “Over the last couple of days I’ve looked at certain incidents in some games in comparison to some of the decisions that went against us, and there were anomalies. “At the moment a number of key moments in games have gone against us so we’d like that to change in the New Year. “We’re going to make representations to certain bodies because I think it’s important that we don’t just take it lying down. We feel as a club a little bit aggrieved by what we’ve gone through.” Press Association
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highlights Earlier, he defeated Yuta Abe of Japan and Mongolia’s Tugs Erdene Denzensharav.In the 57kg weight division, Ravi Kumar entered the bronze medal play-off round after winning his repechage against Chia Tso Liu of Taipei 4-0. Ravi will be up against Yuki Takahashi of Japan.Satywart Kadian, too, reached the bronze medal round in 97kg. Kadian lost to Batzul Ulziisaikhan in his quarterfinal bout but went on to make the cut after his Mongolian rival reached the final. Meanwhile, Rajneesh bowed out of the tournament early in the 70kg category. Bajrang, Rana enter final in Asian Wrestling Championship.Bajrang comfortably defeated Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov 12-1 in the semifinals.Earlier, he defeated Yuta Abe of Japan and Mongolia’s Tugs Erdene Denzensharav. China: India started their campaign in men’s freestyle wrestling on a high with Bajrang Punia and Praveen Rana storming into the final of their respective weight categories in the Asian Wrestling Championships here Tuesday. World No.1 Bajrang comfortably defeated Uzbekistan’s Sirojiddin Khasanov 12-1 in the semifinals to make it to the gold medal bout of 65kg.He will clash with Sayatbek Okassov of Kazakhstan for top honours later in the day. Earlier in the day, he overcame Peyman Biabani of Iran and Charles Fern of Sri Lanka in his previous rounds. Parveen Rana also entered the final in the 79kg category after a 3-2 win over Kazakhstan’s Galymzhan Usserbayev. He will face Bahman Mohammad Teymouri of Iran in his gold-medal bout. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
PITTSBURGH — After a six-point lead disappeared midway through the first half, never again did Syracuse (16-10, 8-5 Atlantic Coast) have an advantage over Pittsburgh (14-11, 3-9) in an 80-75 loss on the road Saturday. The Panthers halted the Orange’s five-game winning streak, and SU will now be pressed a little harder to fill out its NCAA Tournament resume in the final five games of the season.Here’s three things we learned from Syracuse’s loss.Pittsburgh’s ability to switch defenders limited the Orange’s 3-point shootersAgainst one of the worst teams in the ACC at defending 3-pointers, it was odd to see Syracuse, one of the conference’s best 3-point shooting teams, bury only one shot behind the arc in the first half. And before a late-game revival, SU was shooting only 24 percent from 3 at one point.After the game, Syracuse players explained at least part of the root of its struggles from deep. When big men like Tyler Lydon or Taurean Thompson set a screen around the basket, ideally freeing up a Tyus Battle or Andrew White to scamper into open space behind the arc, the Panthers keyed in on the strategy by switching defenders effectively.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo if the defender on White, for example, ran into Thompson’s screen, than Thompson’s defender would immediately cover White. That left for fewer opportunities behind the arc, even if head coach Jim Boeheim was pleased with most of the looks his team got.“Andrew (White) just had a tough time getting open on screens like that,” Battle said. “They played some pretty good defense, our offense just wasn’t clicking.”Thompson playing in foul trouble is a consistent realityIt didn’t take longer than one defensive possession for Thompson to commit his first foul of the game. He bumped Jamel Artis under the basket, not a significant amount of contact, but enough to draw a foul he wouldn’t take long to regret. The freshman forward accumulated three fouls into the early minutes of the second half, resulting in a 12-minute stay on the bench.Thompson sat alone in his locker room chair after the game, quietly lamenting another night he couldn’t give all he’s capable of because of foul trouble. It’s become a recurring theme, and a potentially fatal blow to SU’s NCAA Tournament hopes, given that Roberson’s eight-point, five-rebound game is “about what he does,” according to Boeheim.“I gotta stop getting into foul trouble,” Thompson said, “because on the court I feel like I’m an offensive threat and I open up shooters. I just have to do a better job staying on the court.”Syracuse’s perimeter defense hasn’t gotten much betterThroughout the season, Syracuse has allowed big performances from opponents’ best 3-point threats. It occurred again on Saturday afternoon as Pittsburgh’s Cameron Johnson went 6-for-8 from behind the arc. The rest of the Panthers went 2-of-10 overall from deep, but Johnson’s damage was enough to make a difference.MORE COVERAGEThe Final Word: Syracuse falls at Pittsburgh, 80-75Graphical breakdown of Syracuse’s 80-75 loss at PittsburghLimited minutes for Thompson and Battle sting Syracuse in 80-75 loss to PittsburghTyler Lydon held to only 8 points in Syracuse’s 80-75 loss at PittsburghGallery: Syracuse loses to Pittsburgh, 80-75 In conference games only, Syracuse entered the weekend with a 3-point field-goal percentage defense of 40.7, ranking 12th in the ACC. The problem that hurt Syracuse against Notre Dame (V.J. Beachem), North Carolina State (Maverick Rowan) and Virginia (Kyle Guy) cropped up once again.Johnson delivered a pivotal punch with 2 minutes and 50 seconds remaining as he nailed a 3-pointer from the right wing. He spun around, yelled and looked up toward the Petersen Events Center rafters. Pittsburgh held a late 10-point lead that it wouldn’t relinquish.“We didn’t find him. He’s a good shooter, we know that,” Boeheim said. “We can’t give him open shots. We’ve done that pretty much throughout the whole year. We’ve let the best shooter on the other team get too many looks. That’s a reason we’re struggling this year.” Comments Published on February 11, 2017 at 6:53 pm Contact Connor: email@example.com | @connorgrossman Facebook Twitter Google+