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Mark Ulriksen’s “In Creative Battle”

“I asked myself, What would King be doing if he were around today?” the San Francisco-based artist Mark Ulriksen says, about the civil-rights leader, the inspiration for this week’s cover. (The cover’s title draws from Martin Luther King, Jr.,’s 1964 Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech, in which he spoke of a “creative battle to end the long night of racial injustice.”) “This is 49er country, and my mom and I have been going back and forth—she’s upset that players have brought politics into sports, but I say, How would you…

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Stoke sack boss Mark Hughes

The Potters were dumped out of the FA Cup by Coventry City Saturday, January 6, 2018 Stoke have sacked manager Mark Hughes, the Premier League club have announced. The club decided to sever ties with the former Manchester United forward following the 2-1 FA Cup third round defeat by Coventry. “Stoke City can confirm that the contract of manager Mark Hughes has been terminated with immediate effect,” the club said in a statement on their official Twitter feed. “We would like to thank Mark for all he has achieved for…

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Mark Hughes: Stoke City sack manager after poor run

Media playback is not supported on this device Mark Hughes has been sacked as manager of Stoke City, just hours after the club’s FA Cup third-round exit at the hands of League Two Coventry City. A run of five defeats in seven Premier League games also contributed to Hughes’ departure and he leaves with the club in the relegation zone. Hughes, 54, had been in charge of the Potters for four and a half years. Stoke, who play Manchester United on 15 January, say they will “look to appoint a…

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Stoke City boss Mark Hughes believes FA Cup defeat to Coventry City could be a 'blessing' for his side

Hughes seemed devoid of ideas as the League Two side held on for a famous win Saturday, January 6, 2018 Stoke City boss Mark Hughes believes his side’s embarrassing FA Cup exit at the hands of Coventry City could be a ‘blessing’. Jordan Willis opened the scoring for the hosts, before a Charlie Adam penalty brought the teams level in the second half. However, Jack Grimmer netted in the 68th minute to hand the Sky Blues a famous win in Hughes’ 200th game for the club. Despite the early exit…

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Mark Zuckerberg vows to 'fix' Facebook

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has vowed to “fix” Facebook, in what he described as his personal challenge for 2018. In a post on his page on the social network, he said it was making too many errors enforcing policies and preventing misuse of its tools. Mr Zuckerberg has famously set himself challenges every year since 2009. Facebook launched in 2004. Social media firms have come under fire for allowing so-called fake news ahead of US and other elections to spread. Facebook in particular has been criticised for allowing Russia-linked political…

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Mark Hughes: Stoke consider manager's future

Media playback is not supported on this device Stoke are considering the future of manager Mark Hughes after a disappointing first half of the season. The board of directors have not met to formally discuss Hughes’ position, but are weighing up their options after Monday’s home defeat by Newcastle. Hughes remains in his post and is preparing the team for Saturday’s trip to Coventry City in the FA Cup. The Welshman is expected to conduct the pre-match news conference on Thursday, and take charge of the game. However, his position…

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