This has been one horrible stretch for David Moyes. The Sunderland manager probably thought he’d been through the worst once he left Real Sociedad, where he went 12-15-15. But he’s managed just seven wins and seven draws in 38 matches in charge of the Black Cats — an 18 percent win mark. He’s also been charged for threatening to slap a female journalist. And after Wednesday, Moyes has lost both of his derby matches against Middlesbrough. Sunderland is 12 points back of safety with five matches left. The odds the Black Cats are headed for the Championship are somewhere north of 99 percent, and fans are calling for his job. Well, he isn’t quitting. From the BBC: “No, I’m here, I’m the manager,
Hirving Lozano’s dipping shot rebounded into the path of Franco Jara, who scored the goal that won Pachuca its fifth CONCACAF Championship early Thursday morning. The Argentine’s goal was the only one of the win over UANL Tigres, and gave Pachuca its first continental title since 2009-10. USMNT veteran Omar Gonzalez played for the winners, while Jose Torres started for Tigres. Major League Soccer teams were eliminated in the semifinals, with FC Dallas falling to Pachuca and Vancouver Whitecaps losing to Tigres. Beginning with the 2017-18 tournament, qualified MLS and Liga MX teams will not enter the tournament until the Round of 16. The entire tournament will be held in the same calendar year.
Maria Sharapova will complete her return to tennis following a 15-month drug ban when she faces Italy's Roberta Vinci at the Porsche Grand Prix in Stuttgart on Wednesday (26 April). The 30-year-old is due to take on 2015 US Open runner-up Vinci at 5:30pm BST on the day her ban expires. Last October, Sharapova won an appeal to reduce the punishment from two years – permitting her to make an early return to the sport in which she has won five grand slam titles.