Embed from Getty ImagesMany QPR fans on Twitter took exception to Neil Warnock’s comments about their team’s style of play following Saturday’s win against his Cardiff side.Warnock labelled Rangers a long ball side after the game at Loftus Road, where he was given a warm welcome on his return.His remarks did not go down with many fans, some of whom pointed out that QPR often relied on direct tactics during his time as manager.Others pointed to Rangers’ slick move in the build up to Yeni Ngbakoto equalising against the Bluebirds.Sore Loser Alert 🚨 https://t.co/iNLAsPsuHT— Colin Clarke (@QprColin) March 5, [email protected] Pot Kettle comes to mind! 😳— neil flynn (@neilflynn61) March 5, [email protected] mmmm, that’s some sour grapes right there— Allan Pike (@AlllanPike) March 5, [email protected] @QPRReport #QPRCAR #QPR6667 Sour grapes Warnock. You lost to a better team. Try and be magnanimous for once.— AshdownRanger (@Ashdown_Ranger) March 5, [email protected] what were his side doing then to only have 44% possession if we were just hitting long balls? Sour grapes much? pic.twitter.com/rdR1ehOR1P— Rob QPR (@qprob) March 5, [email protected] Perhaps he should take a look at our first goal again! 😄😄— malcolm jacobus (@maljacqpr) March 5, [email protected] @QPRReport guess he mist have missed the move that set up Yeni’s goal then #QPR— (((Terry Plimmer))) (@TerryPlimmer) March 5, 2017However, others admitted, somewhat reluctantly, that Warnock might have a point. To be fair.. he isn’t wrong👀👀 https://t.co/S8BZKfbAkj— Kris Love (@KrisLove5) March 5, [email protected] He’s right to be fair. Super Hoofs.— Mark Coughlan (@MarkCoughlan) March 5, [email protected] annoying thing is I agree with Warnock.— Ross Norville (@rosserthe) March 5, 2017 Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
SAN JOSE — This was the moment that had everyone inside SAP Center holding their breath.The Sharks, holding a two-goal lead in the third period of Game 5 against the Vegas Golden Knights, just saw Jon Marchessault score a power play goal to cut the difference to one. The Golden Knights are a team that knows how to capitalize on opportunities, and the Sharks knew their opponents would work to create more.Less than a minute later, William Karlsson picked up a loose puck in the neutral zone and …
Get a taste of what’s on offer when you register with Media Club South Africa, with our weekly photo essay featuring the best photography from the site’s free image library.The image library is a free public service provided by Brand South Africa – there’s no catch. To view the library, and download photos in high resolution, all you need to do is register with the site. Registration is quick and easy, and gives you immediate access to the photos.But remember you can only republish images if you credit Media Club South Africa, including a hyperlink to the site if they’re published on the web. If you don’t credit the site you are liable for financial damages as set out in the image library terms and conditions of use.Here are our top 10 photos of the week, featuring images from the People section of the library.ABOVE: Dance group competing in a cultural festival in Joubert Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng province.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff Find this photo in the image library at People 2. (Register and log in first.)ABOVE: Samuel Kalule, Peter Kanyerere and an unnamed friend sell their crafts at Camps Bay beach in Cape Town, Western Cape province.Photo: Jeffrey Barbee Find this photo at People 4.ABOVE: On the road past rural homesteads to Qholora Bay in the Eastern Cape province stand golfers Welcome Tolbadi (left, 18 handicap) and Dickson Mboyi (10 handicap) on their way to the Qholora Bay Golf Course for a round of golf.Photo: Rodger BoschFind this photo at People 14.LEFT: Women on their way home from work, at the Noord Street taxi rank in Joburg, Gauteng province.Photo: Chris Kirchhoff Find this photo at People 1. ABOVE: Snompi Mnyoni uses red mud to protect her skin from the sun, in the Central Drankensberg, KwaZulu-Natal province.Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at People 14.LEFT: A mother comforts her daughter at the HIV/Aids clinic at Helen Joseph Hospital in Johannesburg, Gauteng province. Photo: Chris Kirchhoff Find this photo at People 1.ABOVE: A motorcyclist on Camps Bay Drive in Cape Town, Western Cape province.Photo: Jeffrey Barbee Find this photo at People 4.ABOVE: Ntsiki Biyela, winemaker at Stellakaya Cellars in Stellenbosch in the Western Cape, among barrels of maturing wine. Biyela is South Africa’s first black female winemaker. See Black, female and making great wine.Photo: Rodger Bosch Find this photo at People 7.ABOVE: People walking their dogs on the Sea Point promenade in Cape Town, Western Cape province.Photo: Jeffrey Barbee Find this photo at People 4.LEFT: A rickshaw driver in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal province.Photo: Graeme Williams Find this photo at People 6.To download these and some 2 000 other free high-resolution photos, register with Media Club South Africa. And don’t forget to read the image library terms and conditions of use. For more information, email us at [email protected]
Four years since police raided the hotel and offices of soccer officials and FIFA’s Zurich headquarters in 2015 in a scandal that threatened the organization’s existence, FIFA is awash with cash. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances told The Associated Press that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA’s reserves soared to $2.74 billion and revenue rose to $6.4 billion. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the financial results remain confidential.Now, the organization is eager to show that handouts no longer line the pockets of its top managers. Rather, the money is being used to build stadiums, train coaches and provide more playing opportunities. But while the annual report underscores FIFA’s financial vitality, it also highlights the glaring disparity between men and women’s soccer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesLast summer’s World Cup is a good example: France banked $38 million from Fifa for winning the championship, but the women’s champion this July will earn just $4 million.U.S. coach Jill Ellis, who is leading her team’s title defense in France, said she is disappointed with the financial rewards. “You want to make sure there is a fair apportionment of winnings going out,” Ellis said.Most upsetting to critics is the fact that the financial gulf appears to be growing. Fifa has doubled the overall prize money fund to $30 million since the last Women’s World Cup in Canada in 2015. But that total amount is less than the $40 million increase that men’s World Cup prize money will get in 2022 — for a total of $440 million in prize money.“The difference between the men’s and women’s prize money is ridiculous,” said Tatjana Haenni, who stepped down as Fifa head of women’s soccer in 2017. “It’s really disappointing the gap between the men’s and women’s World Cups got bigger. It sends the wrong message.”The world players’ union said the disparity is a reflection of Fifa’s priorities as well as of the status of women’s soccer.“In most countries, the pace of change has not been fast enough nor the changes progressive enough to make up for decades of neglect of the women’s game,” FIFPRO said in a statement to the AP. “Even today women’s football remains an afterthought for many of football’s male administrators and the game lags embarrassingly behind other more progressive sports and industries.ADVERTISEMENT Hong Kong tunnel reopens, campus siege nears end Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed LATEST STORIES P2.5 B shabu seized in Makati sting, Chinese national nabbed SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Trump campaign, GOP groups attack Google’s new ad policy In this July 5, 2015, file photo, the United States Women’s National Team celebrates with the trophy after they defeated Japan 5-2 in the FIFA Women’s World Cup soccer championship in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. People with knowledge of FIFA’s finances told The Associated Press that in the four-year period covering the 2018 World Cup, FIFA’s reserves soared to $2.74 billion and revenue rose to $6.4 billion, but it also underscores the glaring disparity between men and women’s soccer. Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, FileLONDON, England—When world soccer executives receive Fifa’s annual report this year, they will see that $753,000 is funding a women’s league in Colombia, $588,197 is helping female players in New Zealand and girls in Botswana are benefiting from $341,600.That’s merely a snapshot of the $270.3 million that the body that governs world soccer has invested in projects worldwide between 2016 and 2018.ADVERTISEMENT “Most troubling of all is that the gender gap in football is even widening in some areas, including the share of Fifa World Cup prize money.”Fifa President Gianni Infantino has said critics are “perfectly justified” and have a “fair point.”“We need to try to find what is the most balanced way and I think we made a step and there will be many more steps going ahead,” Infantino said in October before his ruling council approved the 2019 Women’s World Cup prize scale. “Maybe one day women’s football will generate more than men’s football.”Exactly how much money women’s soccer generates is unclear, as much of Fifa’s revenue comes from top sponsors who are signed up for both World Cups.“That’s something never really analyzed,” said Haenni, who spent 19 years at Fifa. “What is the potential value of the Women’s World Cup? Nobody knows the Women’s World Cup commercial value because it’s not sold separately. This is something that should at least be discussed.”One of Fifa’s main sponsors is listening.Credit card giant Visa said last week that it would support “women’s football with a marketing investment equal to our support of the men’s Fifa World Cup in Russia.” It did not disclose any figures.Visa is one of the sponsors that stuck with Fifa through its corruption scandal, calling for the departure in 2015 of Sepp Blatter, Fifa’s then-president who was eventually banned for financial misconduct.After being elected as Blatter’s successor in 2016, Infantino said “Fifa was clinically dead as an organization.” Now, the Swiss-Italian has the budget is in a healthy state, and is due to be re-elected unopposed in June to a four-year term.The 2015-18 finances exceed the forecasts that were presented to the Fifa Congress in June. 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PetroGazz swept its way through the first elimination round after shutting down PacificTown-Army on Saturday even as Creamline continued to chase the current Premier Volleyball League Reinforced Conference leader by adding to Motolite’s woes.However, the league’s top two squads needed some mid-game adjustments before walking out of Filoil Flying V Centre with key victories.ADVERTISEMENT The Angels survived a second-set uprising to overcome the Lady Troopers, 25-12, 29-27, 25-15, to enter the second round unscathed.Creamline, meanwhile, bucked a slow start to turn back Motolite, 13-25, 25-19, 25-16, 25-23, for its third straight triumph after losing on opening day.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsTai Bundit returned to coaching Creamline, and it took a while for the Cool Smashers to find their groove. But Thai import Kuttika Kaewpin unloaded 17 points, including key hits late in the fourth, to subdue Motolite.Powered by imports Wilma Salas and Janisa Johnson, PetroGazz cruised to the next round with five straight wins without losing a set. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting “We really didn’t want to lose the [second] set,” said PetroGazz setter Djanel Cheng, who helped her team rally from 17-22 down in the second and fight off two PacificTown-Army set points.“We just want to improve every game, if the W (win) comes then it’s better,” said PetroGazz coach Arnold Laniog.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next 2 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self PLAY LIST 03:122 dead in California school attack; gunman shoots self00:50Trending Articles01:42Police: California school shooting took 16 seconds02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew ‘Rebel attack’ no cause for concern-PNP, AFP LATEST STORIES MOST READ Catholic schools seek legislated pay hike, too Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Duterte wants probe of SEA Games mess Winning more important for record-setting Beermen shooter Von Pessumal Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess View comments Two-day strike in Bicol fails to cripple transport
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Alexandre Lacazette on brink of Arsenal training returnby Paul Vegas14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveAlexandre Lacazette is on the brink of a training return at Arsenal next week.The 28-year-old has not featured in any of Arsenal’s previous seven matches due an ankle injury.Lacazette started the season in good form, scoring in the north London derby with rivals Tottenham to take his tally to two goals in three appearances.However the Frenchman also picked up a knock in that clash and has failed to prove his fitness since, but the Metro says he will join in with first-team duties after the international break.Boss Unai Emery will be keen for his frontman to return in time for their next Premier League match away at Sheffield United on October 21.
(Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)For a few minutes, Tennessee Volunteers fans were a bit confused as to why four-star linebacker recruit Quart’e Sapp was no longer considering playing for their program. After all, it was just a few days ago that Sapp officially narrowed his decision down to four schools – Michigan State, Missouri, Miami (FL) and Tennessee. But the high school senior was actually pulling a fast one on Vols fans – while he only had three hats on the table in front of him, he pulled a fourth one out to commit to UT. Check it out, via 247 Sports’ Jake Rowe.Sapp is now the 15th Tennessee commit ranked four stars or better by 247 Sports. UT’s class is rated fourth overall.
Cameron CraziesDuke’s team bus probably didn’t get back to campus until after midnight last night, but the campus wasn’t quiet following the Blue Devils’ 74-73 win at North Carolina. As the team pulled up, it was greeted by a loud and joyous contingent of Cameron Crazies. Luke Kennard, Brandon Ingram and others were mobbed as they exited the bus. Coach K even stopped and interacted with a few crowd members.Duke posted a cool video on Instagram documenting the scene. That’s why the Crazies are known for being some of the most dedicated fans in the country.
Auburn’s Newton overcomes controversy, wins Heisman and National Championship Auburn, which started the season as the No. 22-ranked team in the nation, got an unexpected boost from transfer quarterback and 2010 Heisman Trophy winner Cam Newton. Cam led the Tigers to a 14-0 record, which ended with a 22-19 win over Oregon in the BCS National Championship Game. The win gave Auburn its first national title since 1957. “Anything is possible,” Cam said after the game. “I guarantee you five or six months ago, nobody would have bet their last dollar to say that Auburn University is winning the National Championship.” However, Cam didn’t just make headlines for his on-the-field performance this season. In early November, allegations surfaced that Cam’s father, Cecil Newton, attempted to solicit money from Mississippi State when his son was being recruited as a junior college transfer. On Dec. 1, the NCAA ruled that although Cecil did in fact shop Cam’s services during his recruitment, neither Cam nor Auburn was aware of Cecil’s actions, so the association ruled Cam eligible. On the field, Cam passed for 2,854 yards and 30 touchdowns, and rushed for 1,473 yards and 20 touchdowns. Despite the controversy surrounding him throughout the season, he still earned the third-highest percentage of first-place votes in the history of the Heisman Trophy. What does it take to be No. 1? In October, five teams were ranked No. 1 in the nation in as many weeks. After defending national champion Alabama lost its first game of the season to South Carolina on Oct. 9, Ohio State took the No. 1 spot. The Buckeyes’ reign as the nation’s top team only lasted a week, as they dropped their Oct. 16 matchup at Wisconsin, 31-18. “We have to bounce back because we can’t let this define us. We can’t lose another game,” Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor said following the loss. Following OSU’s loss, Oklahoma rose to No. 1 in the season’s first BCS standings. However, just like the Buckeyes, Oklahoma couldn’t manage to maintain its position for a full seven days, as the Sooners lost their Oct. 23 game at Missouri, 36-27. Oklahoma’s loss was Auburn’s gain, as the Tigers climbed to No. 1 in the following week’s BCS standings, only to have Oregon top them in the polls a week later. Auburn eventually reclaimed the nation’s top spot following its SEC Championship win over South Carolina on Dec. 3. ‘Little Sisters of the Poor’ wins ‘The Granddaddy of Them All’ January 2010’s Fiesta Bowl contenders Boise State and Texas Christian University entered the season at No. 3 and No. 6, respectively, leaving critics wondering what impact having both mid-major schools go undefeated in the regular season could have on the BCS. Among those critics was OSU President E. Gordon Gee, who told The Associated Press that even if they were to go undefeated, neither TCU nor Boise State was worthy of competing for a National Championship because of the low level of competition both teams faced. “We do not play the Little Sisters of the Poor. We play very fine schools on any given day,” Gee said. Boise State eliminated itself from national championship consideration with its 34-31 overtime loss to Nevada on Nov. 26. The loss snapped the Broncos’ 24-game winning streak, which dated to a 2008 Poinsettia Bowl loss to TCU. Mountain West conference champion TCU went undefeated, finishing No. 3 in the regular season BCS standings and earning itself a bid to the Rose Bowl. The Horned Frogs defeated Wisconsin 21-19 in the bowl game. “Today we played for us, and for all the schools that wanted a chance,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said following his team’s Rose Bowl victory. TCU finished the season ranked No. 2. Out with the old, in with the new At season’s end, prestigious programs Florida, Miami (Fla.) and Michigan began searching for new head coaches. Florida’s coaching vacancy came as a result of 46-year-old Urban Meyer’s retirement, following six seasons and two national titles with the Gators. Former Texas defensive coordinator Will Muschamp was named Meyer’s replacement Dec. 11. Miami fired coach Randy Shannon before the Sun Bowl, after the team went 7-5 in 2010. In four seasons as the Hurricanes’ coach, Shannon’s record was 28-22. On Dec. 13, former Temple coach Al Golden was introduced as the team’s new coach. Following its blowout loss in the Gator Bowl, Michigan fired coach Rich Rodriguez, who went 15-22 in his three seasons in Ann Arbor, Mich. “Michigan is not used to this,” said Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon. “Michigan fans expect more than this, and so do Michigan athletic directors.” Michigan announced Tuesday it hired former San Diego State coach Brady Hoke as its 19th head coach in program history. Facing suspensions, Buckeyes overcome adversity, break losing streak vs. SEC On Dec. 23, the NCAA announced that five OSU juniors — Pryor, Dan Herron, DeVier Posey, Mike Adams and Solomon Thomas — would be suspended for the first five games of the 2011 season for selling awards, gifts and university apparel, and receiving improper benefits in 2009. A sixth player, Jordan Whiting, will be suspended for one game for receiving discounted services due to his status as a student-athlete. “My selfish acts were very young and immature,” Pryor said in an apology on Dec. 28. “I’m just very deeply sorry about it. I didn’t mean to hurt anybody at all or bring anything down or bring embarrassment to our university.” The suspended players were, however, allowed to play in the Buckeyes’ 31-26 Sugar Bowl victory over Arkansas on Jan. 4. The bowl win snapped OSU’s nine-bowl-game losing streak against SEC opponents. In the game, Pryor contributed 336 yards of total offense; Posey and Herron each scored a touchdown; and Thomas came up with a game-saving interception with less than a minute remaining in the game. Despite their Sugar Bowl performances and looming suspensions, the suspended Buckeyes committed to returning to OSU next season.