Sporting news of the week
Big rewards for big names
David Beckham was among those in attendance at Wembley as Salford City made history by securing promotion to the Football League. A fourth promotion in five years for Salford was earned courtesy of a 3-0 victory over Fylde as Beckham joined club owners, and former Manchester United team-mates, Gary and Phil Neville, Nicky Butt and Ryan Giggs, at England’s national stadium. They celebrated wildly as the goals went in and not surprisingly given the journey Salford have been on in recent years. Given what’s going on at Old Trafford these days, they’re probably taking more pleasure out of watching Salford in action.
Rich rewards (for some)
On the subject of Man United, if reports are to be believed, a cash incentive is said to have caused a rift between the squad due to the fact Paul Pogba and Alexis Sanchez are paid significantly more for every goal they score. Sanchez, it appears, receives around AED360,000 each time he finds the back of the net, while Pogba is rewarded with roughly AED240,000 for every goal he scores, figures which have caused unrest among other members of the team, who earn far less. The club’s accountants wil be delighted both Sanchez and Pogba have failed to shine this season.
A flying finish
Infinite Tucker produced a staggering moment to ensure he came out on top in a 400-metre hurdles race in America. Tucker was neck and neck with Robert Grant in a race to win the SEC title, but secured first place by literally diving over the finish line, Superman-style, propelling him to victory. Quick thinking and impressive.