The ongoing certainty over Rafa Benitez’s future continues to hang like a sulphur cloud over Newcastle United, a rotten smell suffocating any scent of optimism, yet this victory secured with a hat -trick from Ayoze Perez, is more evidence to support the argument he should stay. Newcastle are improving, their form in the second half of the season has not been that of a team that should be worried about another relegation battle next season and Perez, in particular, has been magnificent. They are safe for another year and with the right use of the £60m (plus money raised from player sales) that will be available in the summer they have an opportunity to become an aspirational football club once more. Whether that tallies with Benitez’s sense of personal ambition remains to be seen. There is still something troublesome in his relationship with those above him at St James’s Park but this Newcastle side have real potential as they blew Southampton away. Newcastle … [Read more...] about Ayoze Perez scores hat-trick as Newcastle climb to near-certain safety and leave Southampton nervous
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By DANIEL DUANE FEB. 7, 2019 These women want the right to compete in big-wave contests — and get paid as much as men do. These women want the right to compete in big-wave contests — and get paid as much as men do. by daniel duane Photographs by Dina Litovsky FEB. 6, 2019 One sunny morning in January 2018, on a white boat in the blue sea off the Hawaiian island Maui, Bianca Valenti and Keala Kennelly sat on a beanbag listening to “German Sparkle Party,” a song by the Something Experience, and waiting for the right moment to surf 50-foot waves. Valenti, who is 33 and a muscular 5-foot-5, with a small, square jaw and friendly brown eyes, lives in San Francisco and is the best female big-wave surfer on the United States mainland. Kennelly, 40 and a slight 5-foot-6 with spiky peroxided hair, lives on Oahu in Hawaii and is the best female big-wave surfer on Earth. The waves that day, at a surf spot called Peahi or more commonly known as Jaws, were the … [Read more...] about The Fight for Gender Equality in One of the Most Dangerous Sports on Earth
0 Have your say It’s game on! The race to win a gong at the annual Peterborough Telegraph Sports Awards is on. Your votes are now needed to find a winner in 11 different categories and what a fantastic selection of nominations we’ve received. We’ve once again produced a stack of world champions in 2018, especially on the martial arts scene, and there are also plenty of European and British title winners as well.All are deserving of recognition but the Peterborough Telegraph Sports Awards only honours 11 champions with an award. So who do you think are the most deserving?Below we put forward all the nominations we’ve received. But don’t worry if your choice for an award hasn’t been included. Between now and February 14 you can vote for whoever you want and you can put them forward in as many categories as you like. You can vote by text or fill in the voting form published in the the Peterborough Telegraph today (January … [Read more...] about SPORTS AWARDS: It’s time to vote for your sporting heroes
Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Noam Scheiber New York Times April 03, 2017 The secretive ride-hailing giant Uber rarely discusses internal matters in public. But in March, facing crises on multiple fronts, top officials convened a call for reporters to insist that Uber was changing its culture and would no longer tolerate “brilliant jerks.”Notably, the company also announced that it would fix its troubled relationship with drivers, who have complained for years about falling pay and arbitrary treatment.“We’ve underinvested in the driver experience,” a senior official said. “We are now re-examining everything we do in order to rebuild that love.” Advertisement And yet even as Uber talks up its determination to treat drivers more humanely, it is engaged in an extraordinary behind-the-scenes experiment in behavioral science to manipulate them in the … [Read more...] about How Uber uses psychological tricks to push its drivers’ buttons
This week, LeBron James said it would be “incredible” to play with Anthony Davis. If Lakers’ president Magic Johnson had said that exact same thing, the NBA league office would have slapped Los Angeles with a massive tampering fine before he finished the sentence. But if a player says it, the league looks the other way. Is that right? Is it fair> Some small market GMs complained to Adrian Wojnarowski it is not. “It’s New Orleans’ problem today, and a problem with a different player tomorrow for the rest of us,” one Eastern Conference GM told ESPN. “It’s open season on small markets and our players….” Rival teams contend James’ public longing for players under contract has created a tsunami of reaction, coverage and consequences that can be seen as designed to destabilize an opposition organization working to retain its star player. Read the NBA’s bylaws and a strict interpretation of the … [Read more...] about Did LeBron James tamper saying he would like to play with Anthony Davis?