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Ken Bates: I was sacked as Leeds president because of jet contract

28 July 2013 00:11:24 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

• Bates says he 'did it in the best interest of the club' • Cost of jet thought to be £500,000 over three years Ken Bates says he was abruptly sacked from his tenure as the Leeds United president by the new owners, GFH, after he entered the club into a contract with the private aeroplane company 247 Jet that could be used to fly him to Leeds from his Monaco home. The cost of this contract to which Bates committed the Championship club Leeds United, which is under financial strain, is thought to be £500,000 over three years. Previously Bates has been flown by private jet. The costs of use of a private jet to the club is understood from sources who have seen the Leeds accounts to be around £120,000 a year. He told the Observer that his expenses had not changed for the eight years he was Leeds chairman, and that GFH were well aware of them when they bought the club in December. He declined to cover the details of precisely what they covered. A key sticking point with GFH is that Bates did not gain the approval of the board for the new, three-year private jet contract. Bates argues he was not able to do so, and he was advised in June that as a director of the club, he was able to bind the club into the contract. "I saved the club money, because this was a sterling contract, rather than euros," Bates said. "I did it in the best interests of the club." Currently on holiday in Italy with his wife Suzannah, Bates said he received a hand-delivered letter last Wednesday from GFH, raising concerns. He expected to deal with it on his return from holiday, but instead: "Two days later, they told me I was sacked." Describing his treatment as "despicable," Bates said he is considering suing. GFH said there were confidentiality agreements in place, and declined to comment. Leeds United Business © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions

Vice Bussines Time28 July 2013 00:11:24


The gifs that keep on giving: Zlatan, Kinkladze, McIlroy and Guardiola

27 July 2013 11:19:03 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

This week's roundup features a classic goal from Dalian Atkinson, some sooth fielding and an unfortunate ball boy Thanks for all your suggestions on our last gifs blog . Here are a few highlights from this week. Silky double play The wrong kind of teamwork . Mind your head Stay on your feet . Poor Rory Poor Pep . A dribbling masterclass Anything Georgi Kinkladze can do, Dalian Atkinson can do better . Dodgy ref An official who dislikes sunglasses . The huggable Zlatan He's not always so lovable . An up and down game Drop your favourites into the comments box below and we'll be back with some more soon Pep Guardiola Rory McIlroy Golf Baseball US sports Premier League Zlatan Ibrahimovic Paul Campbell © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions

Vice All News Time27 July 2013 11:19:03


MLS Week 22: reviews and previews | Graham Parker

26 July 2013 16:02:42 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

Fan reps, bloggers, podcasters and beat writers run through the main stories of the week just gone and the weekend ahead Big news at Guardian HQ this morning. The Guardian has reached an agreement in principle with the up and coming Manhattan neighborhood of Poughkeepsie to build a live-blogging specific office. I'd tell you more about the plans themselves, but in a complicated writer-swap arrangement to finesse the deal, I've been transferred to copy edit press releases for the Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign. It's exciting news and certainly puts the news that DC have finally taken a step closer to building a soccer-specific stadium into perspective. Either DC or the gods have a sense of humor, though – the announcement came just before the Revs came to town – a team whose long-suffering fans have always consoled themselves at their lack of such a stadium by looking at the teams around them who also lacked one. Not that your own stadium is a guarantee of success. Toronto host Columbus to start the weekend, with not a lot to cheer about at BMO Field – though by their current, modest standards, a goalless draw to prevent New York going top of the East would count as a success. The Red Bulls will try to get back on track when they host an RSL side smarting from last week's late loss to Sporting, while Sporting will hope to be the latest team to set the one-time frontrunners back when they visit Montreal . The Rapids broke their long losing streak against Seattle last week. They host LA on Saturday evening, though they will be wary of a team that beat Vancouver last week despite missing a number of key starters. The Whitecaps will try to get back into winning ways when Philadelphia arrive on Saturday afternoon. The Union dented Portland's playoff hopes last week (while not doing much for their own), with a goalless draw. And the Timbers remain on the road, but on the other side of the country, when they play at San Jose on Saturday night. That could be lively – the Earthquakes are running out of games in which to earn a playoff place. Chicago were slipping a little until last week's 4-1 dismantling of DC. Can they get a mini-run going when they visit Houston ? Houston beat Stoke City 2-0 in a friendly the other night, which should tell you either everything or nothing you needed to know. Finally, on Sunday night, anyone fretting about the lack of Mexican players in the Gold Cup final between USA and Panama can relax and enjoy Chivas USA 's players running around in Seattle and quoting HG Wells . Always happy to give me the runaround are our talented line-up of fan reps and writers representing each of this weekend's competing teams. Read what they have to say about the big stories for their clubs this week, have your say in the comments, and join us for live coverage of the Gold Cup final on Sunday from just before 4pm. We'll be back on Monday with Five things we learned . And if you'd like to see what we learned from the US semi-final, you can always read that as well . Toronto FC vs Columbus Crew Sat 2pm, BMO Field (TSN) Sonja Missio , 90 Minutes of Hopp : It has been over a year since Toronto FC won a home game. Sure, the team won its home opener, but that game was not play at BMO Field – which was not winterize for the March match – but at the Skydome. This lack of wins (two in total for the 2013 season) has not gone unnoticed by TFC fans, who have long been demanding a change to the roster. Though names like Carlos Tevez and Diego Forlan have been bounced around Toronto media, no assurance of a big-name signing has come from the club. However, while most TFC supporters are salivating at the prospect of a new DP, may I suggest a different signing tactic? What Toronto FC need is a new coach – and I don't mean "new" as in "to the profession". Now, this is not an original thought by any means, TFC has had more head coaches than seasons in MLS. However, instead of just hiring a different guy to replace the last guy, the club should scout someone –properly – who will fit both the club and its fans; someone who actually knows how to turn a club around rather than just "rebuild". Essentially, what the club needs is a new leader; someone not to just guarantee wins, but who will help restore faith in the club and the fans. Um. Does anyone happen to know Guus Hiddink's new telephone number? Ben Hoelzel , Crew Union , Columbus Crew: I keep writing the same thing: the Crew lost yet another home game to a team they should beat, and fans are calling for the sacking of coach Robert Warzycha. There some additions this week. The Crew were able to lose in spectacular fashion by allowing two goals in second-half stoppage time. And now the fans aren't just looking for Warzycha to go, they want to clean out the whole front office. I would also add that it is starting to appear like the players are losing as much hope as the fans. Two stoppage-time goals reeks of a team that won't fight hard for each other. This week Columbus travels to Toronto, one of the few teams more craptastic than the Crew, and striker Jairo Arrieta returns from the Gold Cup to boost a struggling attack. This would normally be a week in which Crew supporters would be excited about the team bouncing back, but everyone in Crewville just seem too bummed out to have any hope. The only positive of a lost season may be more playing time for the young homegrown players. The Crew featured five Ohio boys on the field last weekend and some of the young Ohioans have looked impressive. Most notably, USA Under-20 captain Wil Trapp has brought some stability to the midfield. Look for him to have another solid game this weekend while the Crew take some frustration out of the Canadians for a big win. (Hey, I'm still holding on to hope!) Colorado Rapids vs LA Galaxy Sat 7pm, Dick's Sporting Goods Park (ESPN2) Richard Bamber , Centennial 38 Supporters , Colorado Rapids: This week in Rapidsland features a "hold the front page" moment as, in the aftermath of Gold Cup semi-final wins for USA and Panama, Twitter was awash with rumors that the Panamanian striker Gabriel Torres will be joining the club as a designated player in t

Vice All News Time26 July 2013 16:02:42


Russia should learn from Britain's record on gay rights | Robert Wintemute

24 July 2013 16:03:58 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

Russia's new 'propaganda law' is a more extreme version of the UK's infamous section 28. It must be internationally condemned As the lesbian and gay minorities of France, England and Wales celebrate the recent laws permitting same-sex couples to marry , Russia is marching briskly in the opposite direction, with an extreme version of Britain's infamous section 28 that could put athletes at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics in jail for up to 15 days. It is bad enough that Russia refuses to comply with a 2010 judgment of the European court of human rights, Alekseyev v Russia , which requires Moscow to allow the kind of lesbian and gay pride event that is held in most major European cities. But the legal situation was made much worse by a federal law of 29 June 2013 , which imposes heavy fines on individuals and NGOs accused of "propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations among minors expressed in distribution of information … aimed at the formation … of … misperceptions of the social equivalence of traditional and non-traditional sexual relations". Prosecutions under the new "propaganda law", which potentially bans any public indication of support for the idea that same-sex and different-sex relationships should be treated equally; and an existing "foreign agents law" , could strangle Russia's young lesbian and gay human rights movement . Russia's "propaganda law" is staggering in its disregard for the founding principles of a democracy: freedom of expression, assembly and association. The most basic right of every lesbian and gay minority in every democracy in the world is to make itself visible and to campaign for legal reforms, by holding peaceful public assemblies and forming associations that seek to persuade the heterosexual majority to change its mind, and stop discriminating against the minority, one law at a time. Governments have an obligation to protect these assemblies and associations from those who find them offensive and threaten them with violence. This is true even in the 75 or more countries that criminalise same-sex sexual activity. The apparent justification for the law (protection of minors) was rejected by the former European commission of human rights in 1997, in the context of Britain's unequal age of consent, because there has never been any evidence that an individual's sexual orientation is determined by their first sexual experience, let alone mere information, such as the sight of a placard or a rainbow flag at a demonstration. As the European court of human rights observed in Alekseyev: "There is no scientific evidence … suggesting that the mere mention of homosexuality, or open public debate about sexual minorities' social status, would adversely affect children." What is to be done? All bodies or institutions of the United Nations (building on a decision of the United Nations human rights committee ), the Council of Europe, and the EU, as well as all democratic national governments, should be condemning the new law and demanding its repeal in the strongest possible terms. They should do so immediately, or face the prospect of athletes, coaches or supporters being arrested and deported for displaying "propaganda for non-traditional sexual relations" at the Sochi games. Britain has a special contribution to make. First, David Cameron should confess to President Putin that we passed a similar but less extreme law in 1988 ( section 28 ), which banned "the teaching … of the acceptability of homosexuality as a pretended family relationship". That law, fully repealed in 2003, was a mistake, which Russia should learn from rather than imitate. Second, before criticising Russia for refusing to comply with the 2010 Alekseyev judgment and for making things worse with its "propaganda law" (which clearly violates the European convention on human rights), Cameron must make sure that he has swept his own doorstep. Since October 2005, the UK has failed to comply with Hirst v UK , a judgment of the European court of human rights requiring us to amend our blanket ban on prisoners voting by granting the right to vote at least to prisoners serving shorter sentences. Cameron is claiming a non-existent "cultural exemption" from article 46 of the convention , because permitting some prisoners to vote , as in at least 75% of European countries, is not part of British culture and makes him feel " physically ill ". (In western Europe, Britain now has the only blanket ban on prisoners voting, just as we were the only large western European country with a blanket ban on lesbian and gay members of the armed forces in 1999 .) Putin is claiming the same "cultural exemption" from article 46 for lesbian and gay human rights, which he does not see as part of Russian culture. Ironically, Russia also has a blanket ban on prisoners voting and lost Anchugov v Russia on 4 July 2013. Perhaps Cameron and Putin can start by agreeing that they will both respect the authority of the European court of human rights by amending their rules on votes for prisoners. Then Cameron, having stepped outside his glass house, will be in a position to call on Putin to repeal the "propaganda law", and authorise a lesbian and gay pride event in Moscow in May 2014, and perhaps even in Sochi before that. Gay rights Equality Sexuality Russia

Vice All News Time24 July 2013 16:03:58


A brief history of streaking in sport

18 July 2013 04:47:12 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

From drunken dares to social media-inspired tomfoolery, the art of streaking has evolved over time We live in a golden era of streaking. Disturbingly golden, a little like a pitch invader's all-over tan. First there was the naked man tackled by a chicken mascot at a Super Rugby game , then the high school graduate who ran into the middle of baseball's All Star Game . Though it seems like there's been a... uh... stark increase in the number of nudie runners recently, the act has a long and often painful history. Holmwood, who faces a potential lifetime ban from ANZ Stadium and a $5,500 fine, isn't the first to have earned infamy for disrupting play with nothing but a smile. Twickenham, 1974 It all started with an Aussie. Michael O'Brien became sport's first streaker when he ran, naked and hirsute, into the middle of an England v France rugby match at Twickenham. Dared £10, the stockbroker became the subject of an iconic photo when policeman Bruce Perry covered him with his Bobby's helmet. Perry later told the Guardian (http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2006/apr/22/gdnsport3.sport) that using the hat was overkill: "It was a cold day and he didn't have anything to be proud of, but I didn't think twice about using my helmet." Lord's Ashes Test, 1975 The normally genteel cricket world got a taste of streaking when Michael Angelow (the merchant navy cook, not the renaissance artist) leapt over the stumps during the fourth day of the Ashes Test at Lord's. In contrast to the outrage directed at Holmwood, the Australian fielders and English batsmen openly laughed at Angelow's antics. Announcer John Arlott was so confused he labelled the pitch invader a "freaker," though he added: "this may well be his last public appearance, but what a splendid one!" He was dared £20 by a group of Australians (a pattern is emerging here), but only broke even after being fined the same sum for indecent exposure. When players fight back You can't see the shoulder charge in Origin anymore and they're killing the bump in AFL, but at least there'll always be cricket. Only two years after the Lords incident, the constant disruption that streaking caused was wearing very thin and Greg Chappell dished out a spanking to a streaker during a Test against New Zealand . But the all-rounder and one-time Brisbane Broncos hopeful Andrew Symonds provided the sport's greatest example of player-on-naked-fan violence when he flattened Robert Ogilvie after he ran on to The Gabba during a 2008 ODI against India. Ogilvie, who unsurprisingly had been drinking with friends beforehand, claimed that being steamrolled by Symonds "felt great". Asked whether he wanted to press charges against "Roy", the South Australian told a reporter to "wake up to himself." Streaking enters the Twitter age Social media and streaking made their inevitable crossover on Wednesday, when recent high school graduate Dylan Masone ran on to the field at the MLB All Star game in New York. He tweeted he'd streak if he received 1,000 retweets and was as good as his word. The incident was a fabulous example of how public idiocy can be today, with Masone's mother and girlfriend both attempting to discourage him from going through with the dare . Unfortunately the approval of thousands of random strangers meant more to the 18-year-old than his real life relationships, and he ran out onto the diamond during the fifth inning. Brutally tackled by a security guard, he shall remain a cautionary tale for the digital age. On a side note, America really needs to deal with that puritan streak – Masone was fully clothed. Australia sport Alex McClintock guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

Vice All News Time18 July 2013 04:47:12


Women's Euro 2013: Group B preview – Germany, Iceland, Norway, Holland

09 July 2013 19:14:22 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

The women's European Championship starts in Sweden on Wednesday and the Guardian has teamed up with journalists across the continent to bring you the best previews Germany Two years after the home World Cup ended with a shock – a totally unexpected 1-0 defeat in the quarter-finals by the eventual champions Japan – the German team wants to get back to success at its favourite tournament. Seven out of 10 European Championships in women's football have been won by Germany and, although this time there is strong opposition from France, Sweden and England, Silvia Neid's team should have been one of the big favourites. But then the preparation for the tournament turned into a nightmare. Babett Peter, Verena Faisst, Viola Odebrecht, Alexandra Popp, Linda Bresonik and Kim Kulig – six first-team regulars were sidelined because of injury or illness. Therefore, a very young team with an average age of 23.5 years will start for Germany. They are talented for sure but not really experienced. And it will be down to the veterans to ensure that everyone is smiling at the end of the tournament. The key ones are the goalkeeper Nadine Angerer, the midfielder Fatmire Bajramaj and, finally, Celia Okoyino da Mbabi, the only striker in Neid's beloved 4-2-3-1. Key player Celia Okoyino da Mbabi Coach Silvia Neid (since July 2005) Did you know? The Bundesliga, once the promised land of women's football, has its problems now. Bad Neuenahr, home of the star player Okoyino, is out of the league because of financial problems and Duisburg were only saved at the very last minute. Jens Kirschneck, 11Freunde Iceland Iceland have qualified for the finals again after making their debut in Finland 2009 and are hoping for a better outcome this time after losing all three matches four years ago. The squad is experienced with some 10 players who started one or more of the matches in Finland still included. The captain, Katrin Jonsdottir, who plays for Umea in Sweden, is Iceland's most capped player with 128 appearances and the record scorer Margret Lara Vidarsdottir is scoring goals again for Kristianstad in Sweden after having surgery last winter. Vidarsdottir has scored 69 goals in 88 matches for the country. Most of Iceland's key players play in Sweden, Norway and England but there have been some doubts surrounding the team's preparation for the tournament. They have lost six of their seven matches in 2013, which is the worst spell since Sigurdur Ragnar Eyjolfsson took over as coach in 2007, and with key players struggling with injuries, it looks like he will be deprived of some his best players in the first and most crucial match against Norway. Key player Sara Bjork Gunnarsdottir (midfielder) Coach Sigurdur Ragnar Eyjolfsson (January 2007) Did you know? Key defender Sif Atladottir is the daughter of Atli Edvaldsson, Iceland's former men's coach and captain, who played for Dortmund, Düsseldorf and Bayer Uerdingen in the Bundesliga. Her brother, Emil Atlason, is a key player in Iceland's Under-21 team. Vidir Sigurdsson, Morgunbladid ( @vidirsig ) Norway These are exciting times for the Norway team. The coach, Even Pellerud, won the Euros back in 1993 and the World Cup in 1995 and is now back in the same job. He is in charge of a team with a mix of experience and young promising players. One player who stands out is the striker Ada Stolsmo Hegerberg. She plays for Turbine Potsdam in Germany and recently scored against the Euro hosts Sweden. Another good young player is Caroline Graham Hansen who will probably play out wide at the Euros and has the potential to be one of the stars of the tournament. There is also a lot of experience in the team. Solveig Gulbrandsen will play at her fourth European Championship and was part of the side that won the Olympics in Sydney in 2000. Finally, all good teams need a good goalkeeper and Norway have one in Ingrid Hjelmeseth. She plays for Stabaek, who are top of the Norwegian league, and had an excellent summer when Norway reached the semi-finals in 2009. Key player Caroline Graham Hansen (winger) Coach Even Pellerud (since Jan 2013 ) Did you know? Maren Mjeldes' brother plays for Lillestrom at the highest level in Norway. Patrick Sten Rowlands , NRK Sport Holland Holland, being Holland, obviously prefer to play in a classic Dutch 4-3-3 with two attacking wingers and a central playmaker, although Roger Reijners' team can also switch to a formation with two holding midfielders and one attacking midfielder with the three attacking players remaining intact. There are some obvious leaders in this team, such as the goalkeeper Loes Geurts, the defensive linchpin Daphne Koster and Kirsten van de Ven, who is normally trusted with the No10 role. The all-time top scorer Manon Melis supported by wingers Sylvia Smit and Lieke Martens up front. Koster, the captain, recently spoke about how the team has changed to adopt a more attacking shape. "Since 2009 quite a lot has changed," she said. "In 2009 we played very defensive football – defend, defend and then get out on the counter. We had to do that because we wanted to get good results, and that was the quickest way to get them. "But we wanted more as a team, and the route we have chosen with Roger Reijners is especially about football, playing the position game, really assuming your own strengths and how good you are." Key player Daphne Koster Coach Roger Reijners (Since November 2010) Did you know? Dutch all-time record goal-scorer Manon Melis' father, Harry, was a professional player at Feyenoord and Den Haag in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Berend Scholten Women's Euro 2013 Women's football Marcus Christenson guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

Vice All News Time09 July 2013 19:14:22


Viral Video Chart: Andy Murray, Orlando Bloom, and One Direction

05 July 2013 08:22:24 Sport news, comment and results | theguardian.com

The Wimbledon ace loses his cool, The Hobbit star bids farewell, and behind the scenes with the X Factor boy band We all know that Andy Murray is a fighter on the tennis court but how does the Wimbledon semi-finalist fare when he is up against a volley of questions about his own life and achievements ? Our clip shows that the Scot isn't happy about losing in a quiz – and takes every opportunity to challenge each point. When it comes to love-all, one boy band seems to be grabbing all the hearts. One Direction's film is out next month and promises "a captivating and intimate all-access look at life on the road for the global music phenomenon". We have a trailer from the film, which tells the story of Niall, Zayn, Liam, Harry and Louis' meteoric rise to fame, from their appearances on the X Factor, to performing at London's O2 Arena. The film is directed by Morgan Spurlock (Super Size Me) and produced by Simon Cowell, Adam Milano, Spurlock and Ben Winston. Filming for the third Hobbit movie, Battle of the Five Armies, has just finished and director Peter Jackson couldn't resist filming a special goodbye to Legolas , played by Orlando Bloom, who had spent 12 hours battling the Orcs. Golfer Rory MciIlroy had a different sort of battle on his hands when he agreed to compete against a robot . The targets – washing machines – put both competitors into a bit of a spin. Finally, if you didn't get to Glastonbury this year, we've got 60 seconds of highlights to whizz through – enjoy! Guardian Viral Video Chart. Compiled by Unruly Media and tweaked by Janette 1. Andy Murray takes the 2013 Live @ Wimbledon Quiz Quick-fire round 2. One Direction - 1D: This Is Us – Movie Trailer One way or another 3. Goodbye Orlando Orc-ward moments 4. Baby Swims Across Pool Water star 5. Rory Vs the robot Who will get rinsed? 6. Talk about Retro! Teacher Wears Same Outfit for School Photo 40 Years Old school 7. Amazing bead chain experiment in slow motion - Slo Mo #19 - Earth Unplugged Chain reaction 8. Glastonbury Festival 2013 in 60 seconds Just a minute 9. GEICO Hump Day Camel Commercial – Happier than a Camel on Wednesday Camel lights up your day 10. Public Prank – Broken Camera Prank Getting snappy Source: Viral Video Chart . Compiled from data gathered at 14:00 on 4 July 2013. The Viral Video Chart is currently based on a count of the embedded videos and links on approximately 2m blogs, as well as Facebook and Twitter. Digital media Andy Murray Rory McIlroy One Direction Wimbledon The X Factor Janette Owen guardian.co.uk © 2013 Guardian News and Media Limited or its affiliated companies. All rights reserved. | Use of this content is subject to our Terms & Conditions | More Feeds

Vice All News Time05 July 2013 08:22:24