Newcastle move out of drop zone

first_imgLONDON (AP):Less than 24 hours before the global football spotlight falls on Leicester in their bid to win the top tier for the first time, Newcastle came out best in the scrapping at the other end of the English Premier League yesterday.The Magpies moved out of the drop zone for the first time since February after midfielder Andros Townsend’s superb free kick gave Newcastle a 1-0 win over Crystal Palace.”The victory means a lot. It gives us momentum, confidence and a connection with the fans,” said Newcastle manager Rafa Benitez.Sunderland again had to rely on its top scorer Jermain Defoe, with the striker grabbing a last-minute equaliser from the penalty spot in a 1-1 draw against Stoke, who took the lead through striker Marko Arnautovic.”Where would we be without Jermain Defoe?” said Sunderland manager Sam Allardyce before answering his own question. “Relegated probably.”Despite drawing, Sunderland dropped into the relegation zone, one point behind 17th-place Newcastle and one point ahead of 19th-place Norwich, who lost 1-0 at Arsenal after Danny Welbeck’s goal in the 59th.”The last thing you can do down in the dogfight is feel sorry for yourselves,” said Norwich manager Alex Neil. “We didn’t get what we deserved.”Both Sunderland and Norwich have three games left while Newcastle have two.At the top, leaders Leicester can win the title by beating Manchester United today.last_img read more

Why Larry Baer’s ugly altercation is a stress test for the Giants organization

first_imgThe altercation is difficult to watch, but it’s the screams that will stick with you.Ultimately, five seconds of video isn’t enough to understand what really happened Friday between Giants CEO Larry Baer and wife Pam Baer in a San Francisco public plaza.We don’t have the full story — yet.But we certainly received a jarring introduction to something that cannot easily be forgotten. You’ve probably seen the video by now — it showed Baer, standing, reaching for something in the right …last_img read more

Photo library: Buildings and structures 12

first_img{loadposition tc}Click on a thumbnail for a low-resolution image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution copy of the image.» Download Buildings & Structures contact sheet (1.1MB) » Download full image library contact sheet (10.5MB) Victoria West, Northern Cape province: Old buildings in Victoria West have been restored and attract visitors to the area. Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: The reception at the business centre of the new Ngqura Harbour, next to the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Eastern Cape province: The reception at the business centre of the new Ngqura Harbour, next to the Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape province: The Post Office Building. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Mthatha, Eastern Cape province: The Bunga Building, home of the Nelson Mandela Museum. It is one of two museums dedicated to South Africa’s first democratically elected president – the other is in Mandela’s home village of Qunu. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Qunu, Eastern Cape province: The Nelson Mandela Museum. Mandela grew up in the village of Qunu. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Qunu, Eastern Cape province: The Nelson Mandela Museum. Mandela grew up in the village of Qunu. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Qunu, Eastern Cape province: Nelson Mandela’s new home. Mandela grew up and went to school in the village of Qunu. Photo: Rodger Bosch, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image Bloemfontein, Free State province: The Supreme Court of Appeal. The city is the judicial capital of South Africa. The country has three capital cities; the other two are Cape Town (legislative) and Pretoria (administrative). Photo: Graeme Williams, MediaClubSouthAfrica.com » Download high-res image BUILDINGS AND STRUCTURES 12: {loadposition bd}Having trouble downloading high-resolution images? Queries about the image library? Email Janine Erasmus at janinee@mediaclubsouthafrica.com.last_img read more