Olympiakos Refuses to Play Greek League Game over Refereeing

first_imgATHENS (AP) — Olympiakos says it will not play in Sunday’s Greek basketball league match against Rick Pitino’s Panathinaikos due to a dispute over refereeing.Thursday’s club announcement comes a month after Olympiakos walked out of a Greek Cup semifinal against Panathinaikos, alleging biased officiating, and forfeited the game.Olympiakos said it will not show up for Sunday’s match because Greek referees have been appointed to officiate instead of foreign ones, as it had requested.Under Greek league regulations, a team that refuses to play in a scheduled game is docked six points.Olympiakos is second in the league standings with 35 points in 18 games, one point behind traditional rival Panathinaikos.___TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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Championship roundup: Norwich and Sheffield United draw after losing leads

first_img Read more Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Share on LinkedIn Topics Rotherham Rotherham put up a good fight against Aston Villa on a night of three penalties, one of them missed. Rotherham scored from the spot through Will Vaulks after Tammy Abraham had missed one for the visitors. Jonathan Kodja – who had only just came on for Villa – then did what Abraham failed to do and converted his penalty to make it 1-1. Jack Grealish made, and scored, Villa’s winner after Ahmed Elmohamady’s cutback.Ipswich slipped even closer to relegation when they lost 2-0 at Brentford, who wrapped up their night’s work in eight first-half minutes. Neal Maupay scored the first after 20 minutes and then Ollie Watkins doubled the lead.Jordy de Wijs gave Hull a last-gasp 2-1 victory against Wigan, who had taken the lead four minutes before the break through Nick Powell. QPR were held 0-0 at Millwall in a game of few chances. Reading Share on Twitter Share on Pinterest Share on Messenger Championship Share via Email Norwich City Sheffield United Sheffield United’s manager, Chris Wilder, promised to keep his cool after their automatic promotion hopes suffered a blow at Birmingham. The Blades were forced to settle for a 1-1 draw as they missed the chance to climb back into the Championship’s top two on a night when the leaders, Norwich, also drew, in thrilling fashion with Reading.Birmingham’s captain, Michael Morrison, cancelled out Enda Stevens’ goal to leave the Blades third, a point behind Leeds with five games left. They are seven points adrift of Norwich. Wilder said: “You guys will talk about it, the fans will talk about it, but I won’t. I will just talk about the accumulation of points. I can’t be a rollercoaster myself.“We have to keep nice and calm, we have some fabulous games ahead. It’s not what we wanted tonight but the players shouldn’t feel down about it. They went for the win.”Norwich were behind with four minutes left and ahead with two remaining before Reading equalised seven minutes into stoppage time through Andy Rinomhota. Ben Godfrey had equalised Yakou Méïté’s first-half goal late on and two minutes later Christoph Zimmermann made it 2-1 before the final drama. news Aston Villa Birmingham City How did Norwich City become so dominant in the Championship? Reuse this contentlast_img read more

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