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Dave Whelan

Ben Watson scores Wigan's first goal against Manchester City in the FA Cup final on May 11, 2013
On This Day: Wigan stun Man City in FA Cup final
Ben Watson headed in a late winner for the underdogs.
May 11, 08:18
Former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan pictured in April 2018
On This Day: Dave Whelan stands down as Wigan Athletic chairman
Dave Whelan resigned his chairmanship aged 78, handing the reins to his 23-year-old grandson David Sharpe.
Mar 3, 08:14
Former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan pictured in April 2018
Wigan Athletic relegated to League One: The Latics' highs and lows
Wigan will return to English football's third tier after failing in an appeal to get a 12-point deduction for going into administration overturned.
Aug 4, 18:52
Wigan Athletic players celebrate their opening goal of the 8-0 hammering of Hull on July 14, 2020
Wigan's 12-point deduction to be applied after final day of season
The Latics were placed into administration on July 1 and are currently 13th in the Sky Bet Championship.
Jul 20, 22:21
Manu Tuilagi in action for England on March 9, 2019
Coronavirus roundup: All the latest news from the world of sport on July 1
Sports Mole rounds up the latest Coronavirus news from across the sports world.
Jul 1, 23:39
Former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan pictured in April 2018
Dave Whelan "cannot promise anything" as Wigan Athletic fight for suvival
The Championship side face a 12-point deduction.
Jul 1, 16:50
Former Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan pictured in April 2018
Former owner Dave Whelan hoping to help Wigan after club enters administration
Athletic face a 12-point deduction.
Jul 1, 16:12
Wigan Athletic players celebrate scoring against Blackburn on June 27, 2020
The highs and lows of Wigan Athletic
The Latics are facing the prospect of a return to English football's third tier.
Jul 1, 14:39
General view of Wigan Athletic's DW Stadium taken January 2015
Wigan Athletic facing 12-point deduction after being placed in administration
The timing of the sanction will be determined by where Wigan finish in the Championship the EFL has announced.
Jul 1, 14:30
General view of Wigan Athletic's DW Stadium taken January 2015
Wigan takeover completed by International Entertainment Corporation
Darren Royle has been appointed executive chairman with his father and former England player Joe named as a director.
Nov 7, 12:57
Generic image of a locker room
Wigan Athletic takeover deal edges forward
Wigan Athletic owners the Whelan family agree a deal in principle to sell their majority stake in the club to a Hong Kong-based consortium.
May 8, 16:23
Generic image of a locker room
Dave Whelan agrees deal in principle to sell Wigan Athletic to Hong Kong company
Wigan Athletic owner Dave Whelan agrees in principle to sell his League One club to the Hong Kong-based International Entertainment Corporation.
Feb 8, 20:42
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wigan Athletic close to shock takeover by Chinese group?
A report claims that Wigan Athletic may soon have new owners, as a wealthy Chinese group has stepped forward to buy the club from long-serving chief Dave Whelan.
Oct 15, 22:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Chesterfield vs. Wigan Athletic
Sports Mole previews the League One encounter between Chesterfield and Wigan Athletic.
Sep 3, 22:45
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Coventry City vs. Wigan Athletic
Sports Mole previews the League One clash between Coventry City and Wigan Athletic.
Aug 6, 23:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Dave Whelan to be made life president of Wigan Athletic
Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe announces that his grandfather Dave Whelan will be made life president and have a statue erected outside the DW Stadium.
May 26, 16:26
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Fulham vs. Wigan Athletic
Sports Mole picks apart Friday night's crucial six-pointer in the Championship between Fulham and Wigan Athletic.
Apr 8, 18:22
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wigan chairman David Sharpe reveals Dave Whelan 'unaware' of Malky Mackay sack
Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe reveals that his grandfather and predecessor Dave Whelan was unaware of his decision to sack Malky Mackay.
Apr 8, 10:09
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Wigan Athletic vs. Derby County
Sports Mole previews the crucial Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Derby County.
Apr 4, 16:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Rotherham United vs. Wigan Athletic
Sports Mole previews the Championship match between relegation-threatened Wigan Athletic and Rotherham United at the New York Stadium.
Mar 12, 16:33
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
New Wigan Athletic chairman David Sharpe confident of Premier League return
Wigan Athletic's new 23-year-old chairman David Sharpe outlines the club's "ultimate goal" as a return to the Premier League.
Mar 10, 13:47
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Wigan Athletic vs. Leeds United
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Championship clash between Wigan and Leeds as the Latics look to keep their hopes of a great escape alive.
Mar 5, 16:16
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Three Wigan Athletic directors to step down following Dave Whelan exit
Wigan Athletic announce that directors Phillip Williams, Brian Ashcroft and John Winstanley will leave the club at the end of the season following Dave Whelan's exit.
Mar 4, 11:23
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Roberto Martinez pays Dave Whelan tribute
Roberto Martinez praises Dave Whelan following his resignation as Wigan Athletic chairman.
Mar 3, 15:23
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Dave Whelan steps down as chairman of Wigan Athletic
Dave Whelan leaves his role as Wigan Athletic chairman after 20 years at the club.
Mar 3, 12:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Cardiff City's Vincent Tan tells board to boycott Wigan Athletic trip
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan reportedly tells the club's directors to boycott tonight's Championship match against Wigan Athletic due to alleged racism.
Feb 24, 08:14
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Mid-season report: Wigan Athletic
Sports Mole reflects on a nightmare first half of the Championship season, both on and off the pitch, for Wigan Athletic.
Jan 8, 18:00
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan banned for six weeks by Football Association
The FA bans Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan for six weeks.
Dec 31, 15:01
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan accepts Football Association charge
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan accepts an FA misconduct charge after making offensive comments about Chinese and Jewish people.
Dec 15, 13:53
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan 'accepts misconduct charge over comments'
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan reportedly accepts an FA misconduct charge in relation to comments that he made about Jewish and Chinese people.
Dec 12, 17:04
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Wigan Athletic vs. Norwich City
Sports Mole previews that Championship match between Wigan Athletic and Norwich City at the DW Stadium.
Dec 4, 18:32
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
FA gives Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan one-week extension to respond to charge
The FA gives Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan a one-week extension to respond to his misconduct charge in relation to alleged anti-Semitic comments.
Dec 4, 17:18
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Report: Wigan Athletic line up Ryan Giggs to replace Malky Mackay
Wigan Athletic reportedly identify Manchester United assistant manager Ryan Giggs as a potential replacement for Malky Mackay if the Scot is charged by the FA.
Nov 30, 09:41
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Preview: Sheffield Wednesday vs. Wigan Athletic
Sports Mole looks ahead to Saturday's Championship clash between Sheffield Wednesday and Wigan at Hillsborough.
Nov 27, 18:31
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wigan Athletic's Dave Whelan charged by the FA for 'anti-Semitic' comments
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan is charged by the FA for making alleged anti-Semitic comments during a newspaper interview.
Nov 27, 16:11
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Football Association to consider Dave Whelan "observations"
The FA confirms that it has received "observations" from Dave Whelan regarding his alleged racist comments.
Nov 26, 19:13
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Kick It Out offer help to under-fire Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan
Anti-discriminatory organisation Kick It Out is willing to help educate under-fire Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan after his recent anti-Semitic comments.
Nov 23, 18:12
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan threatens to quit if he is charged by the FA
Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan says that he will quit the club if he is charged by the FA for 'racist' comments made about Jewish and Chinese people.
Nov 22, 18:10
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Wigan Athletic captain Emmerson Boyce: 'We've hit jackpot with Malky Mackay'
Wigan Athletic captain Emmerson Boyce believes that the club have "hit the jackpot" in getting Malky Mackay as manager, despite the controversial appointment.
Nov 21, 16:34
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
Cardiff's Vincent Tan accuses Wigan chairman Dave Whelan of being a "racist"
Cardiff City owner Vincent Tan hits out at "racist" Wigan Athletic chairman Dave Whelan and claims that the businessman has hired a "racist" manager in Malky Mackay.
Nov 21, 15:27

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Monday's key events


TRIATHLON
· Jonny Brownlee will look to make the most of his brother Alistair's absence as he goes for gold in the men's triathlon (10.30pm-1am)

RUGBY SEVENS
· Team GB get their campaign underway with two matches, against Canada and Japan (from 1.30am)

SWIMMING
· One of Team GB's biggest gold medal hopes, Adam Peaty, will take part in the 100m breaststroke final. (3.12am)
· Ariarne Titmus and Katie Ledecky go head to head for gold in the women's 400m freestyle final (3.20am)

DIVING
· Tom Daley and Matty Lee take part in the men's 10m synchro final (7am-8am)

ARTISTIC GYMNASTICS
· The men's team final takes place (11am)

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