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Upcoming KC Sporting Events: K-State vs. KU, Kansas City Chiefs

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The Kansas State Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks meet in another sunflower showdown Saturday at Lawrence.

The Kansas State Wildcats and the Kansas Jayhawks meet in another sunflower showdown Saturday at Lawrence.

The Kansas City area has seen some higher-stakes sunflower showdowns in football, no doubt, but there’s reason to believe this year’s edition could be some of the best in recent memory.

Kansas has shown signs of life under first-year head coach Lance Leipold, and K-State is aiming for a bowl appearance that would extend their long streak of playoff invitations.

It’s also a big week for the Chiefs (when is not it’s the case ? it’s the NFL!), and local high school sports fans will have plenty of opportunities to cheer on outstanding area teams and the student-athletes they love.

Sporty KC? All they do this week is close out the regular season with no less than three games in the space of eight days. And then it’s also for the playoffs for them.

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Phillip Brooks of Kansas State wins the first of two punt returns for touchdowns in last year’s game against Kansas. Travis Heying The Wichita Eagle

College football buzz

K-State and Chris Klieman picked up an important victory on Oct. 23 in Lubbock, Texas, passing the Red Raiders 25-24 to end an eight-game losing streak in conference.

Kansas led the Oklahoma standings at Lawrence the same afternoon before losing 35-23. The Jayhawks, led by freshman coach Lance Leipold, baffled the Sooners – they led OR, for real – before order was restored to the Big 12 universe.

Do we dream to think this year’s Sunflower Showdown is shaping up to be a competitive football game and maybe even the closest final score between these two neighbors since 2018, when KSU won 21-17? May be. After all, the Cats have dominated KU since a 52-21 Kansas win over Lawrence in 2008.

Not to mention Mizzou, here. The Tigers also play Saturday, and their task is gargantuan: in Georgia.

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There’s nothing quite like a night time game at Arrowhead Stadium, and the joint will come alive on Monday for the Chiefs’ game against the New York Giants. KC Star File Photo

Two-iron heads

Chiefs fans have two chances at Arrowhead Stadium to see their team try to improve their lot next week.

The Chiefs host the New York Giants on Monday Night Football, then meet the Green Bay Packers here on Sunday, November 7.

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Daniel Salloi, left, Johnny Russell and the rest of their Sporting Kansas City teammates play three games in eight days to close the regular season before the playoffs. Nick Tre. Smith / archive photo Special to the star

Sporting three-iron

It’s a busy week for Sporting KC. And it will get even busier, or more intense, anyway, at the start of the MLS playoffs.

Before we can start thinking about the playoffs, however, there are three more regular season games to play in the week ahead: Sporting KC are in Minnesota today (Sunday, October 31); in Austin on Wednesday; and at home, for the final of the regular season, against Real Salt Lake next Sunday (November 7).

And so the playoffs can begin.

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Kansas State and men’s basketball coach Bruce Weber kick off their season with an exhibition game against Pitt State Thursday in Bramlage. Baylor Athletics.

College hoops are back

The K-State Men’s Basketball Team kicks off the 2021-22 season at the Bramlage Coliseum Thursday night against Pittsburg State.

Kansas and Mizzou’s first games respectively aren’t far behind: KU opens with a marquee game at Madison Square Garden against Michigan State on Tuesday, November 9, while the Tigers kick off the same day with a home game against Central Michigan.

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Missouri’s top high school long-distance runners will return to Columbia this week to race the Gans Creek cross-country course. KC Star File Photo

High school sports party

There’s so much going on in high school sports for Kansas City area teams and individual competitors this week. Part of it takes place here in the metro, but much of it takes place elsewhere.

Here’s a look at what’s going on in addition to the myriad of preseason football games that will reduce the field of standings across Missouri and Kansas:

  • Kansas Football Championships: The semi-finals will take place on Friday and the finals on Saturday at the pitches in Olathe, Wichita and Topeka.
  • Missouri Volleyball Championships: The state tournaments are held Thursday through Saturday at the Show Me Center on the Southeast Missouri state campus in Cape Girardeau; the finals are Friday and Saturday.
  • The Missouri cross: The State Championships are held Friday and Saturday at the Gans Creek Course in Columbia.

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Riders Republic review: A renaissance for extreme sports games

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Riders Republic: Specifications

Platforms: PC, PS4, PS5, Amazon Luna, Stadia, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S
Price: $ 60
Release date: 28 October 2021
Kind: Sports action / simulation

Riders Republic is a new entry in the extreme sports genre of video games. Once a dominant force in the gaming landscape, the genre has been largely overlooked over the past decade as a glut of online shooters and open-world action games flooded the market.

In that regard, Riders Republic looks like a welcome throwback. This is the type of game one would have expected to see on PS2. However, it contains more than enough modern gaming sensibilities to play like a current generation title.

The game is a spiritual sequel to Ubisoft’s 2016 snowboarding title Steep, and it takes its predecessor’s formula and works with it. Riders Republic adds more than extra things to do, but a welcome level of customization that’s almost unmatched in the genre.

There are a few flaws, most of which only become apparent as you play, but even when the grind borders on the tedious Riders Republic continues to woo you as it nails the core fundamentals. Read on for our full Riders Republic review.

Riders Republic Review: Gameplay

Variety is the name of the game in Riders Republic. While most games in the genre focus on a single extreme sport, Riders Republic gives you the option of mountain biking, snowboarding, skis, wingsuits, and even rocket-powered jetpacks.

A chaotic skydiving scene from Riders Republic

(Image credit: Ubisoft Annecy)

Bikes are definitely the most fun option available to you. There is something to hawk furiously down a dusty track picking up enough speed to overtake a car that never gets old. The default controls are also remarkably easy to pick up, within minutes you’ll be drifting through tight turns and performing double backflips.

Riders Republic bike game

(Image credit: Ubisoft Annecy)

The use of a snowboard or a pair of skis is naturally similar. These transport methods are mainly useful when you want to perform over the top tricks and grinds. Carving in powder snow is fun, but you don’t feel as vulnerable traveling at breakneck speeds as you do on a bicycle frame, which makes snow sports a lot less exciting.

Riders Republic ski

(Image credit: Ubisoft Annecy)

Wingsuits ignore the laws of physics for the sake of fun. By holding down a button, you can essentially stop and restart your swing. This makes wingsuits extremely arcaded and often behaves in annoying and unpredictable ways. Rocket-powered wingsuits don’t have the same problem but are rather boring to control. Boredom is not something you should experience when using a jetpack.

At any time, you can instantly switch to first person mode with the push of a button. While you’ll likely choose to play the majority of Riders Republic in third person, first person is a fun new addition. Hopping a bunny off a cliff on a BMX and rolling down the almost steep slope in first person is extremely exhilarating and might tie your stomach.

Riders Republic deserves credit for customizing their controls. Initially, you choose between two control schemes: racer and trickster. There’s also a preset that mimics Steep’s layout. You can further fine-tune settings such as how much help the game gives you when landing tricks or whether you want to hook onto the grind rails automatically.

Snowboarding at Riders Republic

(Image credit: Ubisoft Annecy)

These settings can be quickly adjusted in the menus if you find things too difficult or too easy. I started with the game by automatically adjusting my landings to avoid frequent bailouts, but after a few hours I was confident enough to control things manually. This feeling of progress was extremely gratifying.

Riders Republic Review: Career Mode

Riders Republic immerses you in a huge open world that brings together seven real American national parks, including Bryce Canyon, Yosemite Valley, and Zion. In just a few hours of play, your world map will be dotted with dozens of points of interest, events, and collectibles.

Mountain bike at Riders Republic

(Image credit: Ubisoft Annecy)

Before you can start exploring, you’re forced to complete the game’s frustrating and restrictive tutorial. Luckily, it only takes about an hour to complete, but it feels endless. It walks you through the basics, but you’re on an extremely tight leash. Please do not judge Riders Republic by their opening time.

The game’s career mode features five different courses: bike racing, bike tours, snow racing, snow tours and aerial events. They’re all pretty self-explanatory, and as you progress through each you’ll unlock “Big Events” that will really challenge you to prove your skill in each discipline.

Riders Republic ski game

(Image credit: Ubisoft Annecy)

The problem is, career events are extremely repetitive. Take the snow trick career, for example, each event is just another course for you to grabs, grinds and flips in the hope of getting a high score. Fortunately, you can switch between career modes at will, which increases some of the repetition. I have made a policy of never doing more than two events in the same career path consecutively to avoid burnout.

Fortunately, it’s not all races and trick events. There are side events outside of career paths that have more wacky goals. One asks you to deliver pizza within a time limit, while another straps you to a rocket-powered bicycle. These challenges are a real highlight, and I wish there were more to mix things up between the guts of the same competitions.

Progressing in Riders Republic is mostly about collecting stars, which you’ll earn for just about everything. While the stars may be awarded a little too often, you never have to complete activities that you don’t enjoy. Instead, you can choose what to focus on.

A chaotic scene from Riders Republic

(Image credit: Ubisoft Annecy)

If you’re bored of career mode, you’re free to scour the world aimlessly for hidden collectibles or special relics, which unlock novelty vehicles like a surfboard. There’s even a Zen mode that drops you on the map without any lens and lets you travel the world admiring the (often beautiful) sights.

Riders Republic Review: Online Modes

Riders Republic is a very socially connected game. There are a multitude of ways to play with and against other players. The best of these are the much vaunted mass races.

These chaotic online events pit up to 64 players against each other in a single race. The results are utter carnage as you bump into each other and scramble for a podium spot. Ultra-competitive gamers may find them frustrating, but if you’re up for playing for fun, you’ll find them fun.

A chaotic scene from Riders Republic

(Image credit: Ubisoft Annecy)

It’s quite baffling that you can’t play mass races whenever you want. You have to wait for the game to initiate a call telling you that the game is about to start. This happens frequently enough that you don’t have to wait long, but why you can’t just do on-demand matchmaking is a real mystery.

Another nice multiplayer mode is Trick Battle. This team mode requires you to perform tricks on specific objects in order to gain control and score points. It’s a lot more fun than a standard trick competition, but there isn’t a lot of variety in the mode.

As you might expect, you can also participate in standard races and online tricks events, and you can travel the world with friends if you start to feel a bit lonely in the republic.

Riders Republic: visuals and sound

I played Riders Republic on PS5 and found its huge open world a real sight to see. It is an extremely geographically diverse place, offering everything from snow-capped peaks to desert canyons. You’ll often be driving too fast to take in the views, but when you stop for a moment, the beautiful scenery is sure to grab your attention.

A chaotic scene from Riders Republic

(Image credit: Ubisoft Annecy)

There are some clipping and animation issues that prevent the game from looking so good on the move. It’s not uncommon to get stuck on a large boulder or cluster of trees, but your unlimited use rewind ability can get you out of a traffic jam in the blink of an eye – although I had to start some over again. races because my competition had already exceeded the limits. the moment I took off.

Unfortunately, Riders Republic is not that easy on the ears. Every now and then, you’ll be forced to suffer through the NPC’s gnash-inducing dialogue that would have been stale even in the early 2000s. There’s also a custom soundtrack filled with licensed songs, but Riders Republic is the best for listening to your own music. I spend a lot of my time playing muted and a favorite podcast, which I found far better.

Riders Republic Review: Verdict

Riders Republic’s combination of a massive open world you can explore at will and a wide variety of gameplay is compelling. Career mode can get a bit repetitive as you level up, but the game never punishes you for shifting gears and doing something else when boredom sets in.

Developer Ubisoft Annecy has confirmed that more content is on the way, and with such a promising foundation already in place, Riders Republic could fit into something really special. They don’t really make games like Riders Republic anymore, but I’m glad Ubisoft did.

Pick Perfect is the next big daily fantasy sports app

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Pick Perfect is the new Daily Fantasy Sports to hit the gaming market. Launching on September 1, 2021, Pick Perfect has cemented itself as the next big thing with potentially the biggest prize pool in Daily Fantasy Sports history. They’re based in Denver, Colorado, and are already legal in 26 states, with the list growing every week.

The Pick Perfect Daily Fantasy sports app is developed to give back to society while allowing sports fans to potentially win the biggest and most unmatched prize pool. With an entry fee of $20, you will have a chance to win a prize pool which will be awarded in the form of cash prizes. Interestingly, Pick Perfect allows players to submit up to 500,000 entries to increase their chances of winning.

This is the easiest Daily Fantasy Sports app you can play. The 10 multiple-choice questions make it easy for even the average sports fan. Unlike other fantasy sports apps, you don’t need extensive knowledge to hit the jackpot. Questions can be answered by any legal player, i.e. anyone over the age of 18 with basic sports knowledge. It will only take a bit of zeal and research, and the prize pool can be yours.

Essentially, the choose perfect The prize pool has the potential to dominate the market and be one of the largest in Daily Fantasy Sports history. The application is strategically developed to increase the number of entries week after week, with the prize pool also increasing. According to the company, its goal is to be able to give life-changing money every week. Postponing it to next week if there is no winner guarantees their fans an even better prize to keep trying.

According to its founder, Mike Borukhov, Pick Perfect is developed for gamers and the average sports fan, to turn the odds in their favor. It’s a gap in the market that he had spotted, and he’s right: it’s time for gamers to take advantage of an application that meets their needs.

If you are a gaming enthusiast, charity enthusiast, sports fan, or just like small buy-ins with huge prizes; this is the game for you. choose perfect has massive support for charities, and that’s also part of its mission. The charitable goal is to empower and support young people with new, exciting, high-end sports facilities to promote personal growth and create positive change in the community. This is encompassed in his new Field of Dreams. On top of that, Pick Perfect partners with fans on the charities that matter most to its customers. Such a mission makes the Pick Perfect app and company stand out from the rest in the everyday fantasy sports arena.

Currently, they are running a weekly NFL contest where the public must submit their entries by Sunday at 11 a.m. ET. This is a unique concept different from sports betting. However, Pick Perfect will eventually enter sports betting, analytics, educational courses, and other gaming needs as it develops. The focus remains on the NFL, currently, but with advanced plans to add golf, tennis, UFC, NHL and NBA in the near future. The company’s goal is to expand from the current 26 legal SFN states to the rest of the 50 US states and Canada in the coming weeks.

Please visit the links below to download the Pick Perfect app:
iOS

android

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Various sporting events mark the 98th Republic of Turkey Day

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A series of sporting events were organized across Turkey to celebrate the country’s 98th Republic Day on Friday.

Some 95 ships and over 800 participants competed for the Cumhuriyet Cup during the Istanbul stage of the 2nd Presidential International Yacht Races.

The race started near Dolmabahçe Palace, in the Beşiktaş district of the city, in the morning. From there the course took the sailors north to Ortaköy, then moved south to Galataport Gate and changed course north to Beykoz before finally heading south towards the finish at the Ataköy marina on the European side.

The Istanbul Open Sea Yacht Race Club, under the auspices of the Turkish Presidency and in coordination with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Tourism and Sports, is organizing the event.

In Adana, in south-eastern Turkey, a long-distance race on the historic Varda Bridge was organized to mark the day.

The Republic Run was jointly organized by the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Governorate of Karaisalı and the Municipality of Karaisalı.

Over 100 athletes joined the 12-kilometer race that started at the century-old Varda Bridge, which was built in 1912.

Çukurova Üniversitesi (ÇÜ) organized a canoe race at the Seyhan Dam in Adana. About fifty participants joined the event which organized races in eight different categories.

Elsewhere, 400 athletes took part in a cycling event in Bolu, western Turkey, on the eve of Republic Day.

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Pick Perfect is the next great daily fantasy sports app

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Pick Perfect is the new Daily Fantasy Sports to hit the gaming market. Launched on September 1, 2021, Pick Perfect established itself as the next big event with potentially the biggest prize pool in Daily Fantasy Sports history. They’re based in Denver, Colorado, and are already legal in 26 states, with the list growing week by week.

The Pick Perfect Daily Fantasy sports app is developed to give back to society while allowing sports fans to potentially win the largest and most unrivaled prize pool. With an entry fee of $ 20, you will have a chance to win a prize pool which will be awarded in the form of cash prizes. Interestingly, Pick Perfect allows players to submit up to 500,000 entries to increase their chances of winning.

This is the simplest Daily Fantasy Sports app you can play. The 10 multiple choice questions make it pretty easy even for the average sports fan. Unlike other fantastic sports apps, you don’t need vast knowledge to hit the jackpot. The questions can be answered by any legal player i.e. anyone over the age of 18 with basic sports knowledge. It only takes a little zeal and research, and the prize pool may be yours.

Essentially, the Choose perfect The prize pool has the potential to dominate the market and be one of the largest in the history of Daily Fantasy Sports. The app is strategically developed to increase the number of entries week after week, with the prize pool increasing as well. According to the company, his goal is to be able to donate life-changing money every week. Postponing it to the following week if there is no winner guarantees their fans an even better prize to keep trying.

According to its founder, Mike Borukhov, Pick Perfect is developed for gamers and the average sports fan, in order to bring the odds in their favor. It’s a market gap he spotted, and he’s right: it’s time for gamers to enjoy an app that meets their needs.

If you are a gaming enthusiast, charity enthusiast, sports fan or like low buy-ins with huge prizes; this is the game for you. Choose perfect has massive support for charities, and that’s part of its mission as well. The charitable goal is to empower and support young people with new, exciting and upscale sports facilities to promote personal growth and create positive change in the community. This is encompassed in his brand new Field of Dreams. On top of that, Pick Perfect partners with fans for the charities that matter most to their customers. Such a mission sets the Pick Perfect app and business apart from others in the daily fantasy sports arena.

Currently, they run a weekly NFL contest where the public must submit their entries by 11 a.m. ET on Sunday. This is a unique concept different from sports betting. However, Pick Perfect will eventually enter sports betting, analytics, educational courses, and other gaming needs as it develops. The focus currently remains on the NFL, but with advanced plans to add golf, tennis, UFC, NHL and NBA in the near future. The company’s goal is to move from the current 26 DFS legal states to the rest of the 50 US states and Canada in the coming weeks.

Please visit the links below to download the Pick Perfect app:
ios

Android

Members of the Las Vegas Review-Journal editorial and press team were not involved in the creation of this content.

Upcoming Central Oregon High School Sporting Events | Sports

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Tulsa Wins 2025 Symposium for Sporting Events and Tourism Association | News from local businesses

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The Tulsa Sports Commission and Tulsa Regional Tourism are looking forward to having the ETA Sports Symposium in our city in 2025, ”said Tulsa Regional Tourism President Ray Hoyt.


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From staff reports

Tulsa has been selected to host the 2025 annual symposium of the Sporting Events and Tourism Association (ETA), the only trade association for the sporting events and tourism industry.

The multi-day event brings together city leaders from across the country with those responsible for determining venues for sporting events. Last month’s symposium in Birmingham, Alabama drew more than 700 representatives.

The Tulsa Sports Commission and Tulsa Regional Tourism are looking forward to having the ETA Sports Symposium in our city in 2025, ”Tulsa Regional Tourism President Ray Hoyt said in a statement. “This event offers our region the opportunity to display world-class facilities. and our sincere passion that makes Tulsa one of the best cities in our country to host almost any sporting event. “

Sports ETA has been at the forefront of the sporting events and tourism industry since 1992. It works with more than 560 member organizations and 2,400 sports event professionals.

“It is an incredible honor to be selected as the site for ETA Sports 2025

Symposium, ”Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum said in a statement. “Tulsa is a true sporting destination, and we are delighted to showcase our incredible city, our sporting venues and our passion to the executives, athletes and professionals who will be coming here in 2025.”

Other cities slated to host the event are Fort Worth, Texas (2022), Kansas City, Mo. (2023) and Portland, Oregon (2024).

Best games and sporting events this month: November 2021

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The BakerRipley Turkey Trot Returns to an In-Person Event This Month | Courtesy of Houston Turkey Trot

Swing for the fences and grab a seat (or watch from home) at these games and sporting events taking place in Houston in November 2021.

This month sees the return of an annual Thanksgiving tradition to the Galleria area, along with a list of exciting games to open the college basketball season, as well as to close the college football and volleyball seasons. -ball.

Elsewhere, the PGA Tour returns to Memorial Park, an annual bike ride will take you back and forth between Hermann Park and the Port of Houston, and the Rockets will host NBA superstars on the ride.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights from this month’s sports schedule, but you can find more on the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 15 Games and Sporting Events This Month: November 2021

Week of November 1 to 7, 2021

  • Cactus Jack Foundation Fall Classic at Minute Maid Park | Thursday, November 4 – Travis Scott, from H-Town, heads to the mound ahead of his star-studded Astroworld festival this weekend. Take a seat to witness this celebrity-filled event with a home run derby followed by a softball game on the Minute Maid field. Tickets range from $ 25 to $ 200. Doors at 11 a.m., the home run derby starts at 1 p.m.
  • College Volleyball: Rice Owls vs. UTSA at Tudor Fieldhouse | Friday 5 and Saturday 6 November – Rice University’s nationally ranked women’s volleyball team has back-to-back action nights against UTSA before potentially having a chance at the Conference USA Championship in Norfolk, Va., Later this this month. Tickets range from $ 7 to $ 10. Friday 6 p.m. Saturday 2 p.m.
  • Art Car IPA 5K at the Saint Arnold brewery | Sunday November 7 – Every year, Saint A brings together his love for beer and running with his Art Car IPA 5K, which starts at the Brewery and runs through East Downtown before ending at the Brewery for a party drink. Registration is $ 55 and includes admission to 5K and post-race party, commemorative Art Car IPA 5K pint glass, technical race shirt, three tasty beers, chip timing, bib race commemorative and an official 2021 Art Car IPA 5K Finisher medal. Those who just want to cheer can register for $ 25 for beer and passes. 8:30 am.

Week from 8 to 14 November 2021

  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Howard Bison at Fertitta Center | Tuesday, November 9 – The University of Houston women’s basketball team opens its season with a game against historic Howard University. Tickets range from $ 10 to $ 25; youth tickets from $ 5 to $ 10. 3 p.m.
  • Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course | Thursday November 11 to Sunday November 14 – The PGA Tour returns to Memorial Park Golf Course for the first time since 1963. Follow your favorite player or group along the course, or choose a location to see each player play a round of golf. The championship round will be played on Sunday with a trophy event to follow. Tickets range from $ 45 to $ 55 depending on the day. Events start at 7 a.m. each day.
  • 7th Annual Park to Port Bike Ride near Hermann Park | saturday 13 november – Get on your bike for a scenic ride from Hermann Park to the Port of Houston and vice versa. All skill levels are welcome on this relaxed bike ride, which ends with a party after the ride at Bill Coats Bridge. Registration is $ 35. 7:30 am.
  • Women’s Polo Championship at the Houston Polo Club | Sunday November 14 – Watch two teams of the best female polo players compete in a world-class match to close the polo season in Houston. Enjoy raffles, music, a parade of players, expert announcements, a half-time champagne kick and a special post-match trophy presentation. Tickets cost $ 32.50, $ 15.50 for ages 12 and under. Grandstand seating, which can accommodate 2 to 20 guests, ranges from $ 79 to $ 695. 1:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Phoenix Suns at Toyota Center | Sunday November 14 – Chris Paul, Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns visit the Rockets after wrapping up their season last July, just two wins from an NBA championship. Tickets range from $ 15 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.

Week of November 15 to 21, 2021

Week from 22 to 28 November 2021

  • Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls at Toyota Center | wednesday 24 november – The new-looking (and scorching) Bulls led by Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan stop the night before Thanksgiving for an East-West showdown. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trotting at the Waterwall | Thursday 25 November – The annual Thanksgiving tradition returns to an in-person event in the Galleria area this year, sending hundreds of runners from the Waterwall, through Uptown and Tanglewood, and ending just north of Westheimer Road. Registration is $ 30 for an untimed 5K, $ 35 for an untimed 10K, $ 15 for the Kid’s Run. 7:30 am.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets at Toyota Center | saturday 27 november –LaMelo Ball leads the Charlotte Hornets to Houston for a conference clash over Thanksgiving weekend. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs New York Jets at NRG Stadium | Sunday November 28 – Houston hosts the Jets in the first of three straight home games as the season heads to the home stretch. Tickets range from $ 30 to over $ 240, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.

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Federal government says man illegally broadcasting professional sports games tried to extort $ 150,000 from MLB

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NEW YORK – A Minnesota man was charged Thursday with attempting to extort $ 150,000 from MLB while illegally streaming copyrighted content from major professional sports leagues online.

Joshua Streit, 30, of St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has been indicted in a criminal complaint filed in Manhattan federal court for extortion, accessing a secure computer to commit personal fraud, wire fraud and transmission illegal digital.

It was not immediately clear who will represent him in an initial appearance in federal court in Minnesota.

Federal authorities say Streit hacked into MLB, NBA, NFL and NHL computer systems to stream copyright-protected live games before trying to extort $ 150,000 to MLB by threatening to expose alleged vulnerabilities in MLB’s internet infrastructure.

Michael J. Driscoll, head of the FBI’s New York bureau, said in a statement that Streit – also known as Josh Brody – “hacked the systems of several of our nation’s biggest professional sports leagues and broadcast unlawfully copyrighted live games ”.

“Instead of stopping when he was in the lead, he allegedly decided to continue the game by extorting one of the leagues, threatening to expose the very vulnerability he used to hack them,” Driscoll said.

He added: “Puns are written in this investigation, and now, instead of earning a salary, Mr. Brody faces a federal prison sentence as a sanction.”

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams said the four sports leagues facilitated the investigation into Streit’s activities, which spanned from 2017 to August, with one of the leagues claiming to have lost around $ 3 million from streaming.

“Streit has ended his illegal streaming and extortion program,” Williams said.

Authorities said Streit used the login details of legitimate sports league website users to access live streams which he then broadcast on a website he operated.

The best sports games to play in 2021

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Sports games have long been a favorite type of entertainment for everyone. Especially the video sports games that know how to do the trick are what will blow your mind in an instant. But in 2021, you’ll be shocked to know that the evolution of games is only getting better.

With outstanding graphics, quality speed and uninterrupted gaming experience, you can enjoy the best sports games like never before. So what are these sports games that we are talking about? Are they better than online casinos FR? If you want to know all about it, be sure to read this article until the end. We promise; it will help you for all the right reasons. So why wait? Let’s start today!

  1. Super Mega Baseball 3

If you love and enjoy cartoon arcade games, this one will be your ultimate favorite. The game allows you to improve your hand-eye coordination, learn expert difficulty levels, and improve your playing skills. By playing this game, you are more likely to get involved in three-a-side baseball again. . We promise you that it also provides improved graphics that will make you want more for a long time. So, you can also get your hands on free slots after that.

If you want to learn more about management strategy and gaming experience, Super Mega Baseball 3 is ready to give you that experience for a lifetime. The knowledge you will gain from it will certainly assure you of a real return to the future. It also provides full field stimulation with online and offline play that you will never be able to forget. So, count on it if you want to enjoy the best baseball experience.

  1. FIFA 21

If you are a FIFA lover, this game will be your favorite. All FIFA players can download it to their devices and play the game until the end of time. It also gives you the best ROI that you are sure to earn from anywhere else. It also brings unparalleled authenticity and a gaming experience to keep you coming back for more. It also rewards you for acting creatively and allows you to control the pitch. You can also create enough opportunities for yourself to mark and manage every moment with ease. So if you want to know enough about real FIFA this game is all you need.

Once you win in this game the rewards become inevitable for you. That’s why we want you to experience the moving game immediately by logging into the Google Play store right away. If you buy this game, you can also get your hands on several valuable discounts that you can take advantage of nowhere else. So why not?

  1. Rocket league

If you like playing competitive sports, Rocket League is all you need. This fantastic sports video game is packed with teamwork and opponent fighting that will keep you engaged for a long time. That is why we recommend that you play this game as much as possible. It improves your mental health by distracting you from your anxiety and allowing you to improve your ability to concentrate. When you play rocket league, it also helps you improve your self-confidence to win.

During the whole game you have to score the most goals. The team that can acquire who is declared the winner at the end. Rocket powered cars are what sets this game apart from soccer. This technical game involves both high-level dexterity and fast-paced gameplay. So you can enjoy it like no other. Why continue to wait. Play it today to see the difference for yourself. We promise; you will come back to play rocket league without any failure.

  1. Descent of lonely mountains

If you love to ride a bike and always wanted to go down a mountain hill, this game will make your dream come true. All that entails is you and your bike. While you enjoy an exciting ride, it allows you to gain and travel through thick forests, lush greenery, and narrow trails. You can run, jump and even slide as much as you want. If you don’t want to do anything other than the best, these mountain hills are all you need.

You can enjoy the game demo experience if you want to know how to play it. But gambling can get expensive. However, if you buy it from the proper sites, you might not have to pay much. Although the mountains are quite relaxing, the game can seem a bit difficult at first. So you have to think twice before playing. He also has a couple of irritating technical issues. But if you get past them, the game is good to go.

  1. Football Manager 2021

If you are a soccer fan, there is no doubt that you will not fall in love with this game in 2021. What is even more intriguing is that the game has introduced the latest features and upgrades to the game which will keep you coming back for more. You can play the video and watch how to play the game before you start. Such a thing will help you win without any worry. It will also teach you how to play the game to avoid any obstacles.

Football Manager 2021 is ready to provide you with an unforgettable experience. The game is a total winner if you are looking to have a fun experience while playing it. Apart from that, it is also relatively easy to plan and access. So you won’t have much trouble. If you want to play this game, unleash the magic it has to offer. Buy the game and see the difference for yourself. You will not be disappointed.

  1. The art of rallying

This indie game focuses on the golden age of rallying. It launched in September 2020 and we were sure it would do well among all the other sports games. But it’s a shame the game didn’t do as well as it deserved. The wonderful racing experience it has to offer has attracted many players from all over the world. This is why many avid gamers continue to play this game like no other.

The game is quite similar to micro machines and will guarantee you a top to bottom experience. While it has a lot of tricks, once you figure out how to play it, you won’t want to enjoy anything else. That is why we highly recommend it among all the others.

Here’s what else you need to know about it.

  • It has 60 stages that go from Norway to Japan.
  • It is based on the idea of ​​racing in the golden age of rallying.
  • You will have fun driving iconic cars.

If you like these sports games that we have listed here for you, don’t forget to play them right away. We promise; you will enjoy it without any failure.

SU changes COVID-19 protocols for sporting events

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With two more home football games and the men’s and women’s basketball seasons to come, Syracuse athletics are changing some of the COVID-19 protocols to attend the games.

To enter the Dome, children under 12 will not need to provide proof of a negative COVID test to enter, although all people 12 and over will need to provide proof of vaccination or a test. negative at least 72 hours before arrival.

All participants from 5 years old must wear masks.

County manager Ryan McMahon said the changes made sense.

“These kids need to be masked and most of them will be vaccinated soon as well, so we’re comfortable with that,” he said. “We’ve had some big events there and our contact search didn’t show any super-spreader events.”

The League also encouraged fans attending home football matches to visit one of the five pre-match screening sites. Those who get a bracelet will get in faster.

Screening stations are located at Quad, Stadium / West Lot, Manley North Lot, Manley South Lot and Skytop Lot.

For basketball matches, the verification of vaccines and test results will take place at the entrance gates of the stadium. No pre-screen tent is available.

McMahon says like all things during the pandemic, procedures can always change.

“This is what professional sports are doing now, and there are certainly medical providers out there looking at that as well,” McMahon said. “Like all COVID, we always reserve the right to pivot and change our mind.”

Separating Bally Sports app to watch Cavs, Guardians seems unlikely

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If you’ve been eagerly awaiting a standalone streaming app to watch the Cavs and Guardians, your patience will likely be tested in the months to come.

Those who cut the cord or turned to another TV provider that doesn’t provide access to Bally Sports, Sinclair Broadcasting’s regional sports networks here and across the country, have been looking for ways to watch these teams.

Analysis:The economy is probably not a friend for prospecting for a Bally Sports app

But Major League Baseball and NBA commissioners have canceled those chances with recent comments.

There are two areas where there is potential for significant revenue growth in professional sports: gambling and direct-to-consumer viewing rights.

The game will eventually take care of themselves state by state, as these legislatures grapple with their respective issues. The area where sports leagues have the most control comes with the latter.

Take control of your rights

“We have been very clear with them from the start that we see these two sets of rights [gambling and streaming] as extremely valuable to baseball, and we’re not just going to throw them away to help Sinclair, ”MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred said at a recent conference covered by the Sports Business Journal.

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver recognizes the demographic forces at play.

“We’re very focused on redesigning the model in terms of the current distribution of our games, so that even though the games are on cable or satellite in the local market, fans who don’t choose to subscribe to a larger package are not disenfranchised from the league, ”he told the Denver Post. “The numbers are especially dramatic for our young fans who are usually not cable or satellite subscribers, or as far as they are, use it extensively to watch other platforms, using it as a provider. broadband. “

There is a generational schism in media consumption. The smartphone has become an indispensable device – despite a relatively small screen size – for watching everything from Netflix to, yes, live sports, and many young Americans are perfectly willing to pay for a broadband connection, but want to more freedom in programming.

Live sports remain popular with 73% of 18-34 year olds claiming to be avid or occasional fans, according to an online survey by Statista. The number is slightly higher for 35-44 year olds at 77 percent.

Bally Sports faces challenges

That brings us to Bally Sports, part of Sinclair’s Diamond Sports Group, which pitched the idea of ​​their standalone app earlier this year and the potential to raise $ 250 million to launch it. Burdened with debt from buying out the various regional sports networks that make up the company, Bally’s seemed optimistic about the prospect of being able to take away all the rights from the various teams they needed to make it work.

However, they probably know the challenges are even greater now: Cord cutting and streaming is the future and that future is fast approaching, according to a study by The Diffusion Group, a media research company.

Currently, 25 percent (38 million) of US homes have a high-speed Internet connection without subscribing to an over-the-air television service. Their research shows that will grow to 54 million households by 2025. These are households that will likely choose from a myriad of streaming services that match their habits and tastes, including sports.

This makes streaming rights extremely valuable in the coming paradigm. And don’t think MLB doesn’t know it. According to a New York Post report, they are already considering bringing a service to market – in partnership with the NBA and NHL – to solve this dilemma for consumers.

Some may balk or laugh at the prospect.

No.

Despite all of its archaic attitudes in some ways, MLB has always understood the digital realm. They already have.

MLB has come this road

MLB Advanced Media was formed with league resources in 2000. Two years later they aired their first game – the Texas Rangers vs. the New York Yankees, which was accessible to anyone outside of these viewing areas. teams. It was eventually separated from MLB in 2015 under the name BAMTech.

Since its inception, it has grown to eventually provide streaming solutions for CBS March Madness, WWE, HBO Now, Sony Playstation Vue, the PGA, and the NHL. The Walt Disney Company acquired a controlling stake in the company in 2017.

Back in the days when MLBAM first formed, no one had a clue how quickly cord cutting and streaming would evolve at this point. It remains an immature market with significant room for growth. Manfred and Silver recognize him.

At this point, why would they give the goose that lays the golden eggs? This fact could leave local baseball and basketball fans without access to Bally’s local sports networks by waiting much longer.

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred recognizes the values ​​of streaming rights for his league games.

Sodexo launches Sodexo Live!

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Sodexo Group recently launched Sodexo live!a new global brand dedicated to the hotel space. Designed to unify and leverage the company’s extensive expertise in the sports, events and hospitality industry, the new identity reaffirms the company’s commitment to being a market leader in a space on the verge of rebounding, according to Sodexo Live! officials.

“We are delighted to unveil Sodexo Live! for meeting planners, trade show organizers and the space as a whole,” said Steve Pangburn, CEO of Sodexo Live! North America. “Participants in the meetings and events industry can expect an ongoing commitment to excellence and world-class food and beverage from us. We have global resources but a local focus and a huge range of services outside of F&B to offer, [including] venue marketing and sales, design consulting, energy management, concierge services, etc.

The brand reinvention comes as people show a strong desire for face-to-face contact, as confirmed by a September 2021 studyproduced by Harris Interactive for Sodexo Live! in the United States, United Kingdom, France and Spain, which reported that 80% of respondents felt comfortable attending sporting, cultural or professional events again.

In order to fully accelerate in this high-potential market with the return of face-to-face events, the new Sodexo Live! brand will be based on three fundamental pillars, in particular:

1. A regional strategy to increase its global presence by consolidating its first three markets, North America, France and the United Kingdom, and by accelerating its growth in Spain and Asia-Pacific.

2. A sharp focus on priority business segments by continuing to deploy its expertise in major venues and events: stadiums and arenas, convention and congress centers, major international events, cultural destinations and more than 170 airport lounges.

3. A portfolio of personalized servicesincluding F&B expertise, helping clients discover new revenue streams, maximize venue budgets and operations, retain event planners, optimize sales and marketing efforts, and connect with attendees through smarter merchandising, ticketing and hospitality designs.

Formerly known as Centerplate in the more than 30 North American conference and convention centers it serves, Sodexo Live! will now offer expanded services for events beyond food and beverage, including ticketing, merchandising, contactless technology and marketing, sales and venue cleaning. Meanwhile, the Centerplate name will be retained as a dining option only for North American sites, according to Sodexo Live! officials.

“[The new Sodexo Live! brand] is intended to mark a clear investment in providing services beyond food and beverage and helps us expand our capabilities for customers,” Pangburn said. “With over 400 global locations, we offer a global and local approach that helps client partners think globally and attracts a more international traveler base.”

He continued, “Whether it’s in a city like Nashville, Denver, New Orleans, or Chicago, we’ll take advantage of areas where we already have multiple locations and show how they can connect more deeply with the local food scene and with the global community at large. large.. For meeting and event planners, we’re the same people behind the scenes and with a new brand identity. And we are now better equipped to leverage our global network of expertise to better drive revenue growth. »

In addition, Sodexo Live’s portfolio includes activities dedicated to specific areas of expertise, such as meetings, conferences and conventions. For example, Sodexo acquired Centerplate in 2018 to expand its presence in North America, and since then the two entities have partnered to generate strong market growth.

Like its parent company, Sodexo Live! is committed to social and environmental progress, supports its clients in promoting the environment and serving their communities by asserting itself as a local economic engine, by leading a committed approach to diversity and inclusion and by developing more responsible solutions for sites and events that respect the environment.

Sodexo offers its clients an integrated offer resulting from more than 50 years of experience, from catering, reception, maintenance and cleaning to the management of facilities and equipment; from services and programs promoting employee engagement to solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and the management of their expenses, as well as home assistance, crèches and concierge services.

Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo, based in Paris, is present in 64 countries and serves 100 million consumers daily through its on-site services, its benefits and rewards services and its personal and home services. Its North American headquarters is located in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

“Sodexo live! is the affirmation of a new ambition, because we bring together our expertise related to sport, events and hospitality under a unified global brand,” explains Nathalie Bellon-Szabo, CEO Worldwide of Sodexo Live! “With this launch, we reaffirm to our clients that we are the preferred partner to face the future and that we firmly believe in our 40,000 employees worldwide to offer them world-class, creative and value-creating services.”

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Sodexo launches the reinvented brand of sports, events and hospitality Sodexo Live!

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Sodexo Group recently launched Sodexo live!, a new global brand dedicated to the hotel space. Designed to unify and leverage the company’s vast expertise in the sports, events and hospitality sector, the new identity reaffirms the company’s commitment to being a market leader in a space on the verge of rebounding, according to Sodexo Live! officials.

“We are delighted to unveil Sodexo Live! for meeting planners, trade show planners and the space as a whole, ”said Steve Pangburn, CEO of Sodexo Live! North America. “Professionals in the meetings and events industry can expect an ongoing commitment to excellence and world-class food and beverage from us. We have global resources but a local focus and a wide range of services outside of F&B to offer, [including] venue marketing and sales, design consulting, energy management, janitorial services and more.

The re-imagining of the brand comes as people show a strong desire for face-to-face relationships, as confirmed by a September 2021 study, produced by Harris Interactive for Sodexo Live! in the US, UK, France and Spain, which cited 80% of respondents feeling comfortable attending sporting, cultural or professional events again.

In order to fully accelerate in this high potential market with the return of face-to-face events, the new Sodexo Live! The brand will be based on three fundamental pillars, including:

1. A region-specific strategy to increase its global presence by consolidating its three main markets, North America, France and the United Kingdom, and by accelerating its growth in Spain and Asia-Pacific.

2. An acute focus on priority business segments by continuing to deploy its expertise in major venues and events, including stadiums and arenas, convention and convention centers, major international events, cultural destinations and more than 170 airport lounges.

3. A portfolio of personalized services, including F&B expertise, helping clients discover new revenue streams, maximize budgets and venue operations, retain event planners, optimize sales and marketing efforts, and connect with attendees via smarter merchandising, ticketing and hospitality designs.

Formerly known as Centerplate in the more than 30 North American conference and convention centers it serves, Sodexo Live! will now offer expanded services for events beyond catering, including ticketing, merchandising, contactless technology and marketing, sales and site cleaning. Meanwhile, the Centerplate name will be kept as a restore option only for North American locations, according to Sodexo Live! officials.

“[The new Sodexo Live! brand] is intended to mark a clear investment in the provision of services other than food and beverage and helps us expand our skillset for customers, ”said Pangburn. “With over 400 global locations, we provide a local to global approach that helps client partners think globally and attract a more international travel clientele. “

He continued, “Whether in a city like Nashville, Denver, New Orleans or Chicago, we will take advantage of regions where we already have multiple locations and show how they can connect more deeply with the local food scene and with the global community in the sense. large.. For meeting and event planners, we’re the same behind the scenes and with a new brand identity. And we are now better equipped to leverage our global network of expertise to better drive revenue growth. “

In addition, Sodexo Live’s portfolio includes companies dedicated to specific expertise, such as meetings, conferences and conventions. For example, Sodexo acquired Centerplate in 2018 in order to expand its presence in North America, and since then the two entities have partnered to generate strong market growth.

Like its parent company, Sodexo Live! is committed to social and environmental progress, by supporting its clients in promoting the environment and for the benefit of their communities by asserting itself as a local economic engine, by leading a committed approach in favor of diversity and ‘inclusion and developing more responsible solutions for environmentally friendly venues and events.

Sodexo offers its customers an integrated offer developed over more than 50 years of experience, from catering, reception, maintenance and cleaning to the management of facilities and equipment; services and programs promoting employee engagement with solutions that simplify and optimize their mobility and the management of their expenses, including home assistance, nurseries and concierge services.

Founded in Marseille in 1966 by Pierre Bellon, Sodexo, based in Paris, is present in 64 countries and serves 100 million consumers daily through its on-site services, its benefits and rewards services and its personal and home services. Its North American headquarters are located in Gaithersburg, Maryland.

“Sodexo live! is the affirmation of a new ambition, by bringing together our expertise related to sport, events and hospitality under a unified global brand ”, explained Nathalie Bellon-Szabo, CEO Worldwide of Sodexo Live! “With this launch, we reaffirm to our clients that we are the privileged partner to face the future and that we firmly believe in our 40,000 employees around the world to offer them world-class, creative and value-creating services.

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Bounty Sports app review

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Bounty Sports is a unique take on the fantasy sports arena, with users taking center stage. In our Sports Bounty review, we discuss the daily contests and why you should try the app.

Bounty Sports – The Experience

Bounty Sports is easily viewed and available for download on the App Store. It’s fast at just 50MB and above and you can jump right into the action in just a few minutes.

There are only a few tabs to see and the interface is transparent and intuitive. Navigating to where you want to go, for example, changing fantasy sports can be done with a few clicks.

We love the clean background and how important texts and numbers are displayed prominently, and how the app prioritizes information over theme or design.

Daily contests are the best feature of Bounty Sports and the meat of the app. Here you can choose the fantastic sports you want and the team you think will win. In terms of variety, you get a lot from fantasy football and MMA to hockey, basketball, and baseball, among others.

Plus, instead of spending a tremendous amount of time and research on what’s considered the norm in traditional fantasy sports, you can just pick a team and let the game play out. If you win and the odds are stacked against you, the app awards more points than picking a favorite. It’s simple and very easy to learn, and you can be rewarded with cash prizes if you’re lucky.

Bounty Sports app cash prizes

Is Bounty Sports legit?

In a nutshell, it is possible to earn money in Bounty Sports and by playing fantastic sports. The payout is pretty quick whenever you ask for it and you can enter daily contests.

Should I download Bounty Sports?

If you’ve been on the fence about fantastic sports due to its steep learning curve and micro-management aspects, then Bounty Sports will prove to be a refreshing change. The app developers have ensured that their fantastic platform is fun and user-centric by making it simple and exciting.

You can also watch the YouTube video for the essentials of Bounty Sports here:

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Spectators are now allowed to attend school sporting events

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  • Spectators are now allowed to attend school and interschool matches, training and sporting events.
  • Face masks should always be worn.
  • Sharing of drinks is not permitted.

New government regulations have been issued to allow spectators to attend school sporting events.

From Friday, spectators were allowed to attend all school and inter-school sports matches, training sessions and events.

School sporting events – without spectators – have been allowed since August after being suspended in May in the midst of the third wave of Covid-19.

Additionally, all intra-school and inter-school artistic and cultural activities can now allow audiences, including choir rehearsals and contests, spelling contests, speech contests and debates.

However, strict rules apply.

Face masks should be worn, including in locker rooms and training areas, except by those doing vigorous exercise.

READ | It’s the return to daily attendance for all primary school students in South Africa

Beverage sharing is not permitted, a Covid-19 compliance officer must be appointed for each site, and a log of all officials, students and spectators must be kept by a host school for at least 21 days.

Up to 2,000 people are permitted at outdoor venues and 750 or less at indoor venues.

But if the room is too small to hold the prescribed number of people while ensuring distances of at least one and a half meters between people, then no more than 50% of the capacity of the room can be used.

The regulation stipulates that the principal of a school or an organizer of a place who does not comply with the regulation commits an offense and is liable to a fine or imprisonment.


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New policies to prevent hate speech at sports matches

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MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) – The Vermont Principals’ Association has announced new policies to prevent hate speech during sports games after several reported incidents of racist and sexist comments in recent high school games.

During a boys’ soccer match in Winooski-Enosburg last month, a few Enosburg players were accused of making racist statements. The Franklin Northeast Supervisory Union said it had conducted an investigation and found no evidence for such statements, but could not interview the Winooski athletes as they refused to meet with investigators. Days after that game, Burlington volleyball players faced racist and transphobic comments.

“We don’t have that anymore. And if someone does, we’ll take action against them, ”said Jay Nichols, executive director of the Vermont Principals Association.

Schools must read a statement before each event instructing athletes and spectators to behave respectfully or face the consequences, according to new rules released on Tuesday. The VPA has launched an online system where concerns can be reported and officials, such as referees, are to participate in implicit bias training this winter.

“We want kids to challenge people who say sexist or racist things to them or attack them for their religion or gender identity or whatever,” Nichols said.

Sporting events on air Thursday, October 21 | Sports

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7:30 p.m.: Florida Atlantic at Charlotte (CBS Sports)

7:30 p.m.: La.-Lafayette at Arkansas State (ESPNU)

7:30 p.m.: Tulane at SMU (ESPN)

11 p.m.: San Jose State at UNLV (CBS Sports)

5 p.m.: Florida to Georgia (ESPNU)

6 p.m.: Maryland at Michigan State (Big Ten)

7 p.m.: NC State at Wake Forest (ACCNX)

7 p.m.: Notre Dame to Duke (ACCNX)

7 p.m.: Louisiana at Appalachian State (ESPN+)

7 p.m.: Penn State at Michigan (FS1)

7 p.m.: Texas A&M at Mississippi State (SEC)

8 p.m.: Florida State in North Carolina (ACC)

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8 p.m.: Northwestern at Purdue (Big Ten)

7:30 a.m.: European, Mallorca Open (Golf)

11:30 p.m.: PGA, Zozo Championship (Golf)

8:08 p.m.: Atlanta vs. Los Angeles Dodgers (TBS)

7:30 p.m.: Dallas at Atlanta (TNT)

10 p.m.: Los Angeles Clippers at Golden State (TNT)

8:20 p.m.: Denver at Cleveland (WGHP, NFL, Amazon)

7 p.m.: Carolina at Montreal (Bally Sports South)

7 p.m.: San Jose at Ottawa, Colorado at Florida, Washington at New Jersey, New York Islanders at Columbus (ESPN+)

7:30 p.m.: Calgary at Detroit (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: New York Rangers at Nashville, Anaheim at Winnipeg (ESPN+)

8:30 p.m.: Vancouver at Chicago (ESPN+)

10 p.m.: Edmonton at Arizona (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: CONCACAF League, Comunicaciones at Saprissa (FS2)

8:00 p.m.: Women’s friendly, South Korea vs USA (ESPN2)

11 p.m.: CONCACAF League, CD Motagua at Marathon (FS2)

4:00 p.m. Kremlin Cup, European Open, Tenerife Open (Tennis)

4 a.m.: Friday: Kremlin Cup, European Open, Tenerife Open (Tennis)

Alibaba Cloud launches collaboration platform for sporting events

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Premium DingTalk for Sports Games is designed to serve over 100,000 Asian Games 2022 participants

HANGZHOU, China, October 20, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today unveiled at Apsara 2021 Premium DingTalk for Sports Games, a digital solution aimed at streamlining organization and communications for events large-scale sports. The new solution will be used for the 2022 Asian Games, which will be held in Hangzhou next September, serving more than 100,000 participants from all over the world.

Leveraging DingTalk’s cloud-based enterprise collaboration platform, the new sports solution provides a single collaboration tool to connect stakeholders at all stages of the event lifecycle – from organizers and suppliers to volunteers and venue operators – improving the operational efficiency of sporting events.

Alibaba’s Cloud ambition is to transform the experience of sport in the digital age. As part of our ongoing efforts to achieve this goal, our new DingTalk solution is designed to help users manage and operate large-scale sporting events in a more structured way, leveraging DingTalk as a business collaboration tool. as well as using our state-of-the-art cloud. technology and infrastructure, noted Selina YuanGeneral Manager of International Business Unit, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence. “Following our success in providing technology solutions and services to digitize the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, we are delighted to have the opportunity to support the upcoming Asian Games 2022 by Hangzhou.”

This solution allows different groups of event attendees to join the platform through a single gateway, anytime and anywhere. Organizers can manage these groups individually through a back-end platform, streamlining workflows while facilitating effective communications within and between groups.

To help event participants, including volunteers and venue operators around the world, communicate better with each other, the platform also provides instant multilingual translation, remote video conferencing and many other functions to ensure an exchange fluid and real-time information.

“At DingTalk, we aim to facilitate the digitization of organizations and businesses. With the launch of DingTalk Premium for Sports Games and our upcoming cooperation with the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhouwe are ready to provide the latest digital platform services to organizers of global sporting events,” said Alex LiVice President of DingTalk.

Other sports solutions unveiled at the Apsara 2021 conference, held from October 19-22include an AI-based simulation training solution for volunteers, which can provide virtual training to event volunteers in a cost-effective way.

Based on AI algorithms, the robots create an immersive training environment by simulating real-world scenarios and generate insights into trainees’ achievements using a standardized and systematic ranking system. By analyzing training information, these AI robots provide real-time feedback to volunteers and offer personalized refresher sessions to help them improve their performance.

Besides, Alibaba Cloud launched a cloud-based ticketing system to optimize digital ticketing services at sporting events. This was adapted from a customer service system that was previously used by Alibaba Group marketplaces such as Taobao and Tmall. When a match needs to be rescheduled, the system, supported by Alibaba’s Cloud conversational AI technology, automatically notifies ticket holders and manages refund requests.

Alibaba’s innovative AI technology and rich business scenarios make it a pioneer in the industry. Alibaba has been named major player by International Data Corporation (IDC) MarketScape, in its 2021 Global Conversational AI Vendor Assessment. Alibaba is included in the analysis for the first time for its strong conversational AI capabilities and industry expertise.

Alibaba Cloud has been committed to promoting the digitization of sports in recent years. She also launched various cloud-based solutions and services to support the digital transformation of the Olympic Games during Tokyo 2020. These included Alibaba cloud broocha cloud-based digital brooch that allows media professionals to engage with each other in a safe and interactive way, and a smart ear-worn device that has helped on-site staff reduce the risk of stabbing heat during the summer Tokyo.

On Alibaba Cloud

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud (www.alibabacloud.com) is the digital technology and intelligence backbone of the Alibaba Group. It offers a full suite of cloud services to customers around the world, including elastic computing, database, storage, network virtualization, large-scale computing, security, management, and IT services. application, big data analytics, machine learning platform and IoT services. Alibaba Cloud East China #1 public cloud service provider by revenue in 2019, including PaaS and IaaS services, according to IDC. Alibaba Group is the world’s third largest and Asia Pacific #1 IaaS provider by 2020 US dollar revenue, according to Gartner April 2021 report.

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LA County Health Officials Say It’s Safe To Watch Sports Games

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – As the Dodgers continue their playoff streak and the Lakers and Clippers announce a new NBA season, Los Angeles County health officials have once again urged fans to exercise caution against COVID-19 while watching games, in person or at a local sports bar.

The county’s public health department warned that increases in COVID infections were seen last October due to more frequent gatherings of people watching sporting events. Health officials have noted that there is increased security this year due to the availability of vaccines, but the continued spread of the highly virulent delta variant of the virus still poses a danger of infection during large gatherings.


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  • LA County reported 1,267 new COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths on Wednesday
  • According to state figures, there were 613,635 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals on Wednesday, up from 635 on Tuesday
  • County health officials once again urged fans to exercise caution against COVID-19 while watching games, in person or at a local sports bar
  • At indoor events such as the Laker and Clipper games, proof of vaccination is required

“We know that COVID-19 spreads more easily in environments where people sing and chant together without a mask, as we often do at parties or celebrations,” County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. , in a press release. “The risk is particularly high when these activities are carried out indoors. As we cheer on our teams, let’s continue to work together to avoid a winter wave that forces us to take back steps on our recovery journey. The best way to do this is to be vaccinated if we plan to enter places where there is an increased risk of transmitting the virus. “

The county is requiring attendees at large outdoor events like the Dodger games to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test. Participants are also required to wear face masks, except when actively eating and drinking.

At indoor events such as the Laker and Clipper games, proof of vaccination is required.

Fans who plan to watch games at county indoor sports bars should also have proof of at least one dose of the vaccine. Proof of full vaccination will be required from November 4. The same rule applies to employees of indoor bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries and nightclubs.

According to the county’s most recent figures, 79% of eligible county residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 70% are fully immunized. Of the 10.3 million people, including those who cannot be vaccinated, 68% have received at least one dose and 60% are fully vaccinated.


The county reported 31 more deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll during the pandemic to 26,473.

1,267 other infections were also confirmed, giving the county a running total of 1,480,656. As of Wednesday, the average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus was 0.9%.

According to state figures, there were 613,635 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals on Wednesday, up from 635 on Tuesday. Of those hospitalized, 177 were in intensive care, up from 178 a day earlier.

On Monday, the county released statistics showing the increased risk of COVID infection among unvaccinated people, saying the infection rate for unvaccinated teens is eight times higher than for vaccinated teens. For adults over 50, the rate is five times higher for unvaccinated people, according to the agency.

Unvaccinated residents aged 12 and older are 12 to 22 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than their vaccinated counterparts, and the death rate is 32 times higher among residents aged 18 to 49 , according to DPH.

Best Mario sports games for Nintendo Switch 2021

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Nintendo Switch is packed with amazing Mario sports games for all Mario fans to enjoy. With Mario and his friends in the Mushroom Kingdom, you can exercise without (very) sweating. Challenge your friends and climb the online leaderboards while having fun! These fun titles are some of the best games on Nintendo Switch.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch

Even though Mario may have disagreements with his enemies, they can all agree on having a good time running at the end of the day. Arguably one of the best games in the series, gamers can race alongside friends and family, all in stunning HD. This is the definitive Mario Kart to play with an improved combat mode and double the items to hold.

Best Mario Sports Games

Mario has to be one of the most versatile video game franchises ever. If you are looking for a sports game with unique mechanics and dynamic art style, you can’t go wrong with any of these titles. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is my favorite because its gameplay is easy to pick up, yet difficult to master, with various modes to suit all skill levels.

For “real” sports titles, you can’t go wrong with Mario Tennis Aces. It offers tons of content, including an intricate story mode for the first time since the GameBoy Advance, for anyone who needs a break from playing with other people. The Speed ​​Golf mode in Mario Golf: Super Rush brings a new twist to classic golf, which can get incredibly exciting and tense when playing locally with friends.

While Super Mario Party doesn’t revolve around a specific sport, it does have dozens of chaotic mini-games that involve sports ranging from horse racing to horseback riding (or rather Chain Chomp riding) and rafting. . We may not yet know all of the minigames that will be available in Mario Party Superstars, but with over 100 to choose from, there will definitely be a minigame for everyone. If you’re in the mood for sports, you can’t go wrong with Mario and his friends from the Mushroom Kingdom!

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Caviinder Twins Partners With Fantasy Sports App Sleeper In First-Of-Its-Kind Deal

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The Caviinders aren’t just two of the nation’s most talented basketball players, they also enjoy two of the biggest social media followings among their peers. It was this combination of talent on the pitch and influence off the pitch that caught the attention of the CEO of Sleeper. Nan Wang and his team.

“Hanna and Haley are two of the brightest stars you’ll find, on and off the pitch. We’re thrilled to have them in the Sleeper family,” Wang said.

Sleeper has experienced a meteoric rise since launching its Fantastic Leagues in 2018. In 2021, the company more than doubled its user base, surpassing 3 million active users, while also ranking among the top 50 users of the application. shop. Much of this success comes from the company’s innovative approach to traditional games like fantasy basketball. In what the company calls “Game Pick,” users pick just one game per week for each newbie to count towards their weekly score, reducing the amount of work required per user.

Sleeper’s mission since its inception has been to bring people together through sport, and this partnership is no different. As part of the collaboration, the Caviinder twins will be running their own fantasy basketball league, together with their friends and family, using the Sleeper platform.

“Teaming up with Sleeper made sense to us because it brings us, Haley and I, closer to the things we love most about this world: our friends, our family and basketball. At Sleeper, it’s not just about winning or losing your league is about bringing people together and creating memories. What more could you ask for from a partner? ”

Caviinders fans will be able to follow the results of their new fantasy league throughout the NBA season, as Hanna and Haley will post updates on their teams’ progress via social media.

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Sleeper is a fantastic sports app aimed at bringing people together through sports and games. With fantastic leagues spanning the NFL, NBA, college basketball and League of Legends, Sleeper has become the world’s fastest growing organically fantastic platform, while achieving some of the highest levels of engagement per user. the highest in the sector. At Sleeper, it’s not just about sport; it’s about making personal connections and lasting memories.

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Best Nintendo Switch Sports Games

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Since the dawn of humanity, homo sapiens have sought to prove themselves with competitive feats of skill, dexterity or sheer strength. This has taken many forms, but usually involves completing a task as quickly as possible, beating your opponents in a physical fight, or scoring the most goals or points or Something, usually with a ball of some description.

In these enlightened digital times, it’s possible for almost anyone to leave the spectator’s bench and start playing their favorite sport through the wonders of video games, and Nintendo Switch has a plethora of sports games for you to play in. the comfort of your sofa. , whatever your abilities or skills. Yes, you too can be a tennis champion, a pro baller or a wind …, err, jammer.

Below we have selected – in no particular order – the best sports games on Switch. We’ve eliminated Motorsport racers from the lineup here, so if you prefer sports with two or more wheels, check out our list of the best racing games on Switch. If you love ball games or imagine yourself as an Olympian, you’ve come to the right place.

So, off to the first tee, let’s take our marks and launch the best sports games on Switch …

Mario Tennis Aces (Switch)

Editor: Nintendo / Developer: Camelot

Release date: 22 June 2018 (United States) / 22 June 2018 (UK / EU)

All in front Mario tennis aces is a fun, arcade version of the world’s most popular racquet sports. However, beneath its colorful facade hides a deep mechanic that allows you to employ a variety of strategies to outwit and / or outwit your opponent on the other side of the pitch, whether it’s Brother Mario, ‘an anthropomorphic celestial body or a fire-eater. plant with teeth. Alternatively, you can switch to Swing mode and relive the glory of Wii Sports, not to mention the infamous “Wii Knee” that families around the world endured on Boxing Day 2006.

With a beautiful presentation and a roster that has only grown since launch, this is an utterly charming take on an utterly charming sport that is also suitable for Waluigi fans. Game, set and match.

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Rocket League (Switch eShop)Rocket League (Switch eShop)

Editor: Psyonix Studios / Developer: Psyonix Studios

Release date: November 14, 2017 (United States) / November 14, 2017 (UK / EU)

You could Say it’s the best football game on Switch and you won’t hear any arguments from us, although it may make some football fans worse. Having said that, people tend to get exasperated over the smallest things, like using the word “football” instead of “football” for example. Sometimes you can’t win.

This is unless you play Rocket league or everybody a winner, even when you lose as much as we tend to. Combining an accessible arcade-style car experience with a floating, giant take on the beautiful game, its large amount of pop-culture DLC might appeal to people (a certain demographic will find cars like the Back to the future DeLorean, ghost hunters‘Ecto-1 and knight rideris irresistible KITT), but it’s the raucous gameplay and adrenaline rush as your team passes the ball over the line that keeps us coming back.

So here we are. Rocket League – the best football game on Switch. *short*

NBA 2K22 (Switch)NBA 2K22 (Switch)

Editor: 2K / Developer: Visual concepts

Release date: September 10, 2021 (United States) / September 10, 2021 (UK / EU)

NBA 2K22 is another great entry into the franchise that continues the developer’s habit of providing sufficiently solid ports of their basketball sims on Nintendo Switch. Yes, most modes don’t try anything very new – beyond MyCareer’s revamped neighborhood setting – and loading screens will make your hair pull your hair out every now and then, but polished core gameplay and enough content for you to play until the end times make it an easy recommendation for b-ball fans.

Alternatively, the previous entry in the series (NBA 2K21, of course) does a lot of what this game does, and probably a lot cheaper if you can still find it.

Windjammers (Switch eShop)Windjammers (Switch eShop)

Editor: Dotemu / Developer: Dotemu

Release date: October 23, 2018 (United States) / October 23, 2018 (UK / EU)

If you’re looking for nasty two-player action, the cult classic of Data East Windbreaker is just the game you are looking for. With the same fast-paced, addicting gameplay that got us hooked in 1994, you’re going to need a second player to really get the most out of it, and luckily Switch makes it easy to play with a friend. It’ll have a sequel later this year, but until then it’s the first competitive disc-based sports game on the console and worth (re) discovering.

Super Mega Baseball 3 (Switch eShop)Super Mega Baseball 3 (Switch eShop)

Editor: Metalhead software / Developer: Metalhead software

Release date: May 13, 2020 (United States) / May 13, 2020 (UK / EU)

Sony stated that MLB the show It won’t be a PS4-exclusive platform in the future, but until that happens on Switch, baseball fans should investigate Super Mega Baseball 3. What it lacks in hyperrealism and officially licensed teams it more than makes up for with a carefully tuned physics set that is deep enough to cater for. RBI Baseball players while offering the welcome addition of some enhanced modes. Franchise mode on its own seems like a fitting extension of the brand, with its irreverent sense of humor that lends a welcome undertone to an otherwise content-rich sports simulation. Super Mega Baseball 2: Ultimate Edition is still great, but the sequel just gets better and so is the best baseball game on Switch – definitely worth it if you like that sort of thing.

Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

Editor: SNK / Developer: Nazca

Release date: 1996 (United States) / July 25, 2008 (UK / EU)

A classic arcade style golf simulation from SNK, Neo Turf Masters (Where Big golf tournament in the US) has been a winner on Neo Geo, and it continues to be extremely enjoyable on Switch over the past two decades. Wearing Hamster perfectly mimics the addicting gameplay of the original which grabs you whether you’re a fan of spoiling your rides or not.

If you’re happy with a more abstract approach to hitting a small white ball into a far hole, Golf peaks is a cute little puzzle that is worth a look and is critically acclaimed What is golf? coming soon to Switch. Until Mario and his friends from Mushroom Kingdom arrive on Switch’s fairway for a twilight game, Neo Turf Masters is arguably the best pure golf game on Switch. Of course, if you want a bit more RPG with your golf game, you’ll probably want to investigate our next pick …

Golf History (Switch eShop)Golf History (Switch eShop)

Editor: Sidebar games / Developer: Sidebar games

Release date: September 28, 2017 (United States) / September 28, 2017 (UK / EU)

If you remember Mario golf of the Game Boy Color, you will have a good idea of ​​the kind of RPG experience Golf history tees up. Fans of deep, realistic simulations might want to stay away, as Golf Story will allow you to use your ball skills in a wider range of settings than girding your Titlelist 2 down a boring old fairway. You’ll be called upon to feed hungry alligators, knock things off high surfaces, and relax with the occasional round of pitch ‘n’ putt. Not every game has to be decisive at Augusta or St Andrews, you know.

Golf Story is lightweight RPG nonsense of the highest caliber, with a healthy dose of golf. It’s a really nice indie Switch exclusive and we can’t recommend it enough if you’re a fan of RPG, golf, or gaming in general.

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (Switch)NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 (Switch)

Editor: Sports 2K / Developer: Interactive Saber

Release date: October 15, 2018 (United States) / October 16, 2018 (UK / EU)

If you think realism is overrated in sports video games, NBA 2K 2 Playgrounds could be exactly what you are looking for in a basketball game. Of course, it still features microtransactions and it will take you a while to take out each player (it’s still a 2K title, after all), but the basic hoop shooting experience is strong. It is not the NBA Jam-beater 2K positions it like, but if you get a buzz from big heads and a more arcade approach to the pitch, Playgrounds 2 is definitely worth it.

FIFA 19 (Switch)FIFA 19 (Switch)

Editor: Electronic arts / Developer: Electronic arts

Release date: September 28, 2018 (United States) / September 28, 2018 (UK / EU)

FIFA on Switch is weird. If you’ve never played a modern FIFA game and picked one of the Switch entries, you’d probably think it’s a good game. You wouldn’t be wrong – the basic soccer experience here is very solid. and enjoyable – but series veterans will find it hard to ignore the cut corners and caveats of the “Legacy” Switch versions. These games lack the key modes of their counterparts on PS4 and Xbox One, so if you’re a FIFA enthusiast with access to those, it’s hard to recommend these versions.

If you don’t compare alike, however, and are just looking for a good kick on Switch, FIFA 18, 19, 20 and 21 deliver a decent game, although the latter two have literally updated kits and player rosters for their respective years and nothing else. Frankly, we lost our patience with EA’s cynical attitude towards fans of the series owning Switch, so we were looking for a copy of 19.

OIA will allow fully vaccinated fans to attend high school sports matches – but not everyone is happy

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Starting next week, fans will once again be allowed in the stands during public high school athletic games.

The Oahu Interschool Association announced that spectators will be allowed both indoor and outdoor games starting October 20.

Those who wish to attend a sporting event will need to be fully vaccinated and will need to wear masks. Since children under 12 are not yet eligible for the vaccine, they will not be allowed to attend the events.

Many parents expressed disappointment that they were not allowed to attend the games. But even after the announcement, parents saw it as a mixed bag.

“It’s a blessing and we are grateful,” said Kiley Bagio, whose husband is on the football coaching staff at Kapolei High School and who has a son on the team.

“On the other hand, people like us who have children is a different story.

Bagio and Ihilani Cummings – who also has a husband on the coaching staff and a senior on the team – were delighted to finally be able to see a game in person.

But with the rules only calling for people who are vaccinated, their young children will have to stay home.

“My own daughters can’t even come and support daddy, so now my wife probably won’t be able to come unless a babysitter can watch them,” Kahuku High School football head coach Sterling Carvalho said. .

“We stand up for families,” Cummings said. “A lot of boys and their teammates have a lot of siblings, and siblings are their biggest fans.”

The OIA said fans are limited to groups of 25 outdoors and 10 indoors. Everyone must buy a ticket online, but there is no rule on the number of participants. There will also be a purchase limit of up to five tickets.

“Which rule applies? What games will we go to? We do not know. It’s just very confusing, ”Bagio said.

Following state guidelines, the OIA said food and drink will not be served at matches and only water will be available.

Honolulu Mayor Rick Blangiardi said restrictions continued to lift on big events, but it still hinged on the vaccination rate.

“If you believe in the effectiveness of the reasons why we have worked so hard all these months, and challenged, asked, begged, begged people to get vaccinated, we are in a place right now where we need to do it’s not, ”Blangiardi said.

Even though not everyone in the family can attend, the coaches and players are at least ready to step onto the playing field after a long pandemic hiatus.

“So it doesn’t matter if the fans are here this week or from next week, it doesn’t matter at this point,” said Carvalho, whose Red Raiders travel to Kapolei for their game. opening of the season.

“It’s just taking the opportunity that we have the chance to play this Friday.”

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Final buzzer sounds on ESPN5 sports website

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Dino Maragay – Philstar.com

October 13, 2021 | 11:23

MANILA, Philippines – The sports website of ESPN5, one of the leading sports information portals in the Philippines, closed its operations on Wednesday morning.

This was confirmed by some of the website staff in a series of posts on Twitter.

As of March 2020, ESPN International did not renew its content partnership agreement with TV5 / Cignal, prompting the latter to rename its sports channel to One Sports and remove ESPN5 brand programming from its programming.

The partnership continued online, however, as tv5.espn.com remained operational with local sports news until staff members confirmed they were severing ties with the website on Tuesday evening.

While the tv5.espn.com website remains live at time of publication, it is now devoid of local content.

A source who requested anonymity said Philstar.com that plans are underway to launch a standalone One Sports website but have yet to be executed.

TV5’s partnership with ESPN became official on October 12, 2017, with the former acquiring the domestic rights to some of the latter’s US and international shows. These include boxing matches on ESPN Classic, races on the IndyCar series, and select NFL games, including highly anticipated Super Bowl games.

Former NFL Panther player launches Daily Fantasy Sports app

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CHARLOTTE Retired Carolina Panthers player Brenton Bersin and his team are launching a new Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) app, “Outlast Daily Fantasy Sports”. The new app gives fans a simple, no-commitment way to participate in the DFS phenomenon without worrying about season-long rosters, salary caps, or seasoned sharks.

The app’s trio of games features the first over/under survival pool game in DFS. “Outlast” also has the highest prize multipliers and the most player and sports options to choose from while playing. Players can choose between an easy mode and a pro mode in “Outlast”; the easy mode offers a simplified interface for beginners, which allows new players to understand the basics of games and payments without layers of complexity.

“Our goal is to open the world of everyday fantasy sports to a wider range of sports fans,” said Bersin, co-founder of Outlast. “I noticed a lot of my friends loved the thrill of having a fantasy team or filling a basketball bracket, but then shunned the big daily fantasy sports apps because they thought it was too much of a hassle. , was time-consuming and didn’t want to have to compete against the experts, so we designed our app and games to be more accessible and customizable to player preferences,” he continued.

The application is available for free in Apple App store and on the website for Android users. “Outlast” offers a 100% first deposit match on new accounts, up to $200 per person.

“Outlast” launches with three signature games:

  • The main game “Outlast” is an “Over/Under” single-player challenge where people compete against themselves. They choose a sport, specific games, and then determine if the athletes will perform better or worse than the expert projections. If the person makes three correct choices, they can claim their prize or advance their winnings.
  • “Outlast Survivor Pool” is DFS’s first and only over/under survivor pool where you compete against other players in the pool size and entry fee of your choice.
  • ‘Outlast Purse’ (Coming Soon) is a weekly golf pool with options to play against the public or to play in private pools run commission-free by ‘Outlast’.

“Outlast” is led by Bersin and supported by a team of experts, including co-founder Ehimere Etomi. Current and former professional athletes, including PGA TOUR Mackenzie Hughes and Major League Baseball Wil Myers, are the founding investors of the company.

10 classic sports game series that must make a comeback

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As competitive as real life sports are, sports-based video games are just as popular as the sports they are based on. From games like Madden to compilation games like Wii Sports, if there is a sport there is a good chance there has been a video game based on it at some point in the past.

RELATED: The Best Licensed Games For Every Major Sport, According To Metacritic

While the likes of NBA 2K and MLB: the show have gone well, there is a plethora of sports game franchises that always have fans eagerly awaiting news of a possible new release. Certain dormant franchises with a confirmed sequel and / or a development reboot, such as with Skate and NCAA Football, and as such are not included.

ten Backyard sports series


A look at a baseball game at Backyard Baseball

If you were a kid and owned a computer in the late 90s and early 2000s, chances are you’ve played at least one of the Backyard Sports games. The games featured children, each with their own unique attributes and strengths, competing in different sports in different locations. It was fun and there was a lot of charm that made it a solid series.

The series has been MIA, however, but perhaps due to publishers’ stranglehold on sports licensing that the latest games have relied heavily on. It’s a shame too because kids these days will never know the greatness of Pablo Sanchez, arguably the best character to choose for a team.

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9 The street series


Michael Jordan makes his signature dunk in NBA Street Vol.  2

The Street series was an arcade type sports game series that reimagined players from different sports leagues namely NFL, NBA and even FIFA, which reimagined these players as guys playing a game on a street of all of them. days.

Posted by EA Sports Big, the series was fun, full of weird guest appearances, like rapper Xzibit in NFL Street 2, and appealed even to those who weren’t interested in sports games. With a lack of dumber, wackier sports games these days, this would be a good time to bring this back.


8 NFL Blitz Series


Arizona Cardinals face Baltimore Ravens in original NFL Blitz

Speaking of extravagant sports games, when it comes to extravagant soccer games, people will often think of the NFL Blitz series. Unlike Madden, Blitz has made things a lot simpler and even lets you do just about anything you want on a soccer field – brace yourself for some over-the-top moves.

RELATED: Madden 22: The Last Cover Athletes

With Madden drawing in strategists and still in need of a few fixes, there’s an untapped market for those who just want to let go and not overthink it. A new NFL Blitz could do just that.

seven MLB 2K Series


Phillies' Roy Halladay prepares to throw in MLB 2k11

Before MLB: The Show became the dominant game in MLB, which once competed with the MLB 2K series. Think about what 2K did with the NBA, but that’s exactly what it did for the MLB. While it might not have been as good as the show, it showed signs of greatness, including an in-depth franchise mode and fun game modes to play with friends.

The series was discontinued after the release of MLB 2K13, but over time it may be time to give this series a revival.

6 Fight Night Series


Muhammad Ali (left) confronts Mike Tyson (right) in Fight Night Champion

Previously known as Knockout Kings, Fight Night was truly the only boxing game based on real sports and did a solid job of describing not only what makes the sport so popular, but also its brutality. It also appeals to older and newer boxing fans by having some of the best playable boxers of all time, as well as some of the best today.

The most recent entry, Fight Night Champion, was also almost universally acclaimed, with its darker tone and sensational story called Champion Mode – which makes it all the more surprising since we haven’t seen a new one. entered since.


5 NFL 2K Series


Philadelphia Eagles Terrell Owens (right) tries to get rid of Baltimore Ravens Ray Lewis (left) in NFL 2K5

Remember when Madden wasn’t the only mainstream soccer game? Nearly two decades ago, 2K gave Madden a run for its money with the NFL 2K series and arguably did a better job than Madden at representing football realistically.

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The players move and have a weight that doesn’t seem too far removed from reality, but what makes the games really special are the different play modes. You can build your own dream squad and compete against the squads of other celebrities. , and it even lets you recreate classic NFL moments like the Ice Bowl.


4 College Hoops Series 2K


Louisville Cardinals take on Georgetown Hoyas in College Hoops 2K8

Have you ever imagined what NBA 2k would look like if it was all the time in the intensity of college football? Well, College Hoops 2k was just that, and a whole lot more. The last game in the series, College Hoops 2k8, showed us what 2k could do with the license, if it had continued.

It featured over 300 NCAA Division I teams, a customizable roster, and a Legacy mode that lets you build lower-ranking teams in a varsity hoop powerhouse and recruit players from high schools and colleges. A lot could be done with the game and a new entry would surely blow people away.


3 SSX Series


SSX 3's Allegra does it all for a high altitude trick

Lots of snowboarding games have made solid video games, but the undisputed king of snowboarding games is, without a doubt, the SSX series. With its arcade-like gameplay, unique and quirky characters, great soundtracks, and great tips, few games have been able to garner as much appeal as SSX.

With Ubisoft having Steep and the upcoming Riders Republic under its belt, EA is expected to relaunch the series to compete with it. After all, we saw what a modern SSX game would look like with the 2012 release, which showed that the series can still be great while turning things around.


2 NBA Jam Series


Scottie Pippen Goes For A Dunk In Arcade Version Of NBA Jam

In terms of true arcade-type sports, few have managed to achieve the level of popularity of NBA Jam. NBA Jam pitted your choice of two players from one of the NBA teams against another duo as you faced off on the field.

Not afraid to have a little fun at the expense of realism, the game lets you hit gravity-defying dunks and play as some really weird special characters while doing so. Did you know you can play as Bill and Hillary Clinton in any of the games? With modern graphics and NBA players continuing to change the game, it would be fun to see how they fare in an NBA Jam-like environment.


1 Punch-Out Series


Mike Tyson mocks the player in Mike Tyson's Punch Out

A boxing game and a sports game like no other. Even decades after Mike Tyson’s Punch-Out released on NES, it remains one of the best sports games of all time. In Punch-Out, you play as underdog boxer Little Mac as he tries to become the world champion of the fictional World Video Boxing Association (WVBA).

Mac faces a number of different opponents who seemingly get more wacky than the previous one. Finding the tricks to take out each boxer added an element of strategy to the game that really makes you think of fighting. Despite Little Mac’s appearance in Super Smash Bros., there hasn’t been a new game since 2009. Punch-Out was definitely long overdue for a sequel and revival.

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Maine announces COVID vaccination policy to attend sports games

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University of Maine officials have announced that the system requires proof of the COVID vaccine or a negative test for people attending all home basketball and hockey games.

ORONO, Maine – The University of Maine Department of Athletics announced new vaccine and COVID testing requirements for the 2021-22 winter sports season.

In a press release, school officials said people coming to all Black Bears home hockey and basketball games will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or proof of a negative PCR test within 72 hours after the game.

The policy takes effect on Friday, October 15, 2021.

According to the policy, fans must wear a mask covering their face and nose before entering any UMaine sports venue.

Staff remind people, by University of Maine System COVID Policy, “Face covering remains mandatory indoors for all people – students, staff, faculty and visitors, on campus at all UMaine Athletics sporting events, regardless of their immunization status. two-year-olds will have to wear a face cover, except when eating or drinking. “

DETAILED VACCINE POLICY / UMAINE COVID-19 TEST

  • Accepted proof of vaccination includes: a valid COVID-19 vaccination card, a photocopy of a valid COVID-19 vaccination card, a photo of a valid COVID-19 vaccination card, or a green UMaine PointNClick confirmation screen.
  • Children under 12 will not be required to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 test or valid COVID-19 vaccination.
  • UMaine students will be required to present a valid MaineCard or PointNClick green confirmation screen when entering sites.
  • UMaine Athletics’ COVID-19 vaccination policy will also apply to events held at the Cross Insurance Center, Cross Insurance Arena and Augusta Civic Center.
  • Guests who undergo enhanced screening will be asked a shortlist of questions related to symptoms of COVID-19. Guests will also undergo a temperature scan and must have a temperature of 100.4 degrees Fahrenheit or lower to be permitted entry into the site.
  • UMaine Athletics’ COVID-19 vaccination policy will be in effect for all men’s and women’s ice hockey and men’s and women’s basketball events.

According to the statement, if fans cannot provide a vaccine or proof of negative testing, they will be turned away from the games.

Officials are asking fans to purchase tickets before arriving and to attend matches well in advance of the start of events.

According to the statement, the policy applies to all Black Bear “home” games at the Augusta Civic Center, the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor and the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland.

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Could sporting events soon be broadcast in 3D?

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The Unity video game engine is embarking on a major project, ready to revolutionize the broadcasting of sporting events. To offer a more immersive experience, the firm uses real-time 3D rendering to bring viewers even closer to the action.

Chances are, Unity is about to lead a revolution in sporting events broadcasting. In any case, it seems that a new era could be upon us.

By unveiling Metacast, a new technology that aims to capture and analyze the movement of athletes in real time, Unity wants to shake up the entire industry. A first collaboration took place with the UFC (Ultimate Fighting Championship) to present the technology. A short video shows how this can bring viewers closer to the action, from different angles.

The benefits are manifold for athletes, spectators, analysts and sponsors. Unity hopes to run its system on more than 20 platforms. And it has been tested with other sports, like MMA (mixed martial arts), rugby, and basketball.

These new tools can help better analyze the movements and actions of players to learn more about their technique. Indeed, there is no doubt that the coaching teams will know how to make the most of this technology.

Then there is the idea of ​​being able to create interactive and dynamic content to reach viewers. This could involve the use of green screens to embed advertisements in real time.

During this time, spectators will enjoy an ever more complete experience, bringing them closer to the performances of the athletes.

Metacast is similar to another competing technology: Intel’s 2019 True View. Between the two, the big difference lies in the possibility of being able to achieve 3D rendering in real time.

In an interview with GamesBeat, Peter Moore, senior vice president of sports and live entertainment at Unity, said that by capturing athletes in real time, the company hopes to allow broadcasters to use imagery to get started. into “a new era of live sports”. .

This new technology allows viewers to switch to a first-person view, at least in the UFC, so they can put themselves in the shoes of a fighter facing their opponent.

In terms of technical details, the system is based on a volumetric capture of approximately five million voxels per second. A voxel is a three-dimensional pixel. In terms of quality, the rendering sometimes appears a little limited, but the images will undoubtedly improve over time.

Like you’re in the ring

So how does it work? Unity uses cameras to scan athletes’ bodies using 3D volumetric rendering technology. It involves capturing, visualizing, and interacting with the real world – whether it’s moving people or static objects – and all in three dimensions.

From there, the magic happens and the content can be viewed from any angle, anytime, as if you were truly in the ring. On the hardware side of the capture system, Unity is working with partners like Microsoft and Canon, before taking over for the 3D rendering side.

“Sports fans love to analyze the action at every level of detail,” said Peter Moore. “It’s the first time you’ve seen this level of resolution in three-dimensional visuals. We are lowering about five million voxels. We render and edit, then we can compute that in real time, push it to the cloud, and then send it to broadcasters. We see the first opportunity with the UFC, which is perfect for that as it’s a controlled environment in the octagon.

Watch out for a revolution, soon available in the live sports experience. – AFP Relaxnews

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Upcoming combat sports events including Fury and Wilder –

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Boxing, MMA, and hand-to-hand fighting have seen big months. These sports are on the rise thanks to some of the biggest fights in recent years. Last month, heavyweight hub Anthony Joshua was dethroned by smaller Usyk. Now Oleksandr Usyk is gearing up for bigger and tougher competitors. However, Joshua is eager to secure the rematch. While the fight was fantastic, better fights are ahead. For example, fans will be excited to watch this weekend’s battle between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder. Below, readers will learn more about the biggest combat sports events to come.

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Boxing is well known for its intense rivalries. Over the years, he thrived on these rivalries. Some of the best include Ali and Frazier, Morales and Barrera, and Marquez and Pacquiao. In these battles, the men put everything on the line in the hope of proving that they were the best. These rivalries have helped create some of the best boxing matches in history. Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder have fought twice already. The first fight was controversial as it ended in a decision that many fans disagreed with. Many agree that Fury took the lead until he was knocked down in the 12e tower. Nonetheless, Fury stepped onto the canvas. Wilder’s team believed the fight was over at this point. The fight ended in a controversial toss. In the second fight, Fury weighed 273 pounds. He admitted to putting on weight so that he could eliminate his opponent. He wasted no time as he defeated Wilder early in the fight.

Nonetheless, Deontay stood up and continued to fight. Fury would be too much for his opponent. Fury dominated Wilder from bell to bell until the fight was stopped in the 7e tower. Wilder’s corner had to throw in the towel to protect his fighter. Since then, Fury has been trying to set up a British showdown against Anthony Joshua. However, this will not happen. In May 2021, an arbitration judge ruled that Fury should honor his contractual clause and give Wilder a third fight. The rise of the fight has been spectacular with a lot of chatter from both sides. The fight will take place this weekend. It is a must have for any fan of the sport.

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Related: Joshua’s Rematch With Usyk Set For March 2022

BKFC Montana

Despite some ups and downs, Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship is quickly gaining ground. Fortunately, the organization is back with another event this weekend. This should be good as it features a showdown between veteran MMA Melvin Guillard and Joe Riggs. MMA fans will remember both fighters for having fought multiple times in the UFC. Riggs last fought against Hector Lombard and lost due to a controversial TKO. He will try to pick up the pieces when he faces Guillard. As for Melvin, he also experienced controversy.

In a fight, he was stopped when he was hit while on the ground. Then he was disqualified for hitting an opponent on the ground. Both men need a win. Therefore, it should be a big fight. Other fights on the card include Christine Ferea, Josh Wright, Tom Shoaff, and Taylor Starling. After the fans stop playing , they should watch the next BKFC show. They will not be disappointed.

UFC 267

Although the UFC has events leading up to UFC 267, most of them aren’t going to get fans excited. The next 267 event is expected. It has an exciting main event and a large co-main event. During the main event, light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz will face aging brawler Glover Teixeira. Although both men are older, they only get better with age. Glover has won five fights with victories over Anthony Smith, Thiago Santos and Karl Roberson.

He will have his arms full with the light heavyweight champion. Jan is also on a five-game winning streak, but he’s had to face some thinking competition. Surprisingly, he lost to Thiago Santos before beating Luke Rockhold, Ronaldo Souza, Corey Anderson, Dominick Reyes and Israel Adesanya. The fight should be interesting since the two men always come to fight. UFC 267 also faces a fight between former champ Petr Yan and Cory Sandhagen. Dan Hooker will face Island Makhachev. It should be one of the best UFC events of the year, so it’s worth checking out.

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Quarantines put an end to some school sports games | News, Sports, Jobs

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TUPPER LAKE – Quarantines fill a gap in high school athletic programs this year.

The Tupper Lake football team is in the midst of a period where games are postponed or canceled due to COVID-19 exposures inside and outside the district.

Last week’s game against Weedsport was called off because the Lumberjacks were unable to field enough players.

“A large part of our football team was in quarantine”, Tupper Lake Central School District Russ Bartlett said.

He said a group of players were in contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19 and had to self-isolate.

Tupper Lake has a smaller roster of football teams, which TLCSD athletic director Dan Brown says gives them less “flexibility” when there is a quarantine.

Football is a “high risk” sports for the transmission of the virus, according to the State Department of Health, as players are exposed and in close contact with each other.

All of the Tupper Lake squad came out of quarantine on Friday, Bartlett said, but the teams they are expected to play in the next few days have canceled or postponed their games for various reasons. Friday’s home game against the Thousand Islands Central School District was called off because the visiting team did not have enough players.

There are a variety of factors that can cancel or reschedule a match: Athletes quarantined on either team, or even bus drivers need to be quarantined. Sometimes they have days of notice, Brown said, sometimes hours.

He said TLCSD canceled all sports games and training for two days last week as the football team was quarantined.

Brown said that sometimes team morale is high because they feel united working through adversity. Sometimes morale is low as last minute changes and cancellations become frustrating.

Brown said tension was high as people dealt with sports stoppages. Each county handles quarantines differently, leading to some frustration, he said. Bartlett urged athletes and parents of athletes to be calm, kind, and reasonable.

The next TLCSD college football game on the schedule is Oct. 16 against the New York Mills Union Free School District at 1 p.m. ET.

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Daily Fantasy Sports app launched for casual sports fans |

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CHARLOTTE, North Carolina, October 8, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Retired Carolina Panthers player Brenton Bersin and the team are launching a new Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) app, “Outlast ™ Daily Fantasy Sports”. The new app gives fans a simple, no-obligation way to participate in the DFS phenomenon without worrying about season rosters, salary caps or seasoned sharks.

The retired NFL wide receiver launches the Outlast DFS app to appeal to casual sports fans.

The app’s trio of games includes the first over / under survival pool game in DFS. “Outlast” also has the highest price multipliers and the most player and sport options to choose from while playing. Players can choose between easy mode and pro mode in “Outlast”; Easy Mode features a streamlined interface for beginners, which allows new players to understand the basics of games and payouts without layers of complexity.

“Our goal is to open up the world of everyday fantasy sports to a wider range of sports fans,” said Bersin, co-founder of Outlast. “I noticed a lot of my friends liked the thrill of having a fantasy team or filling out a basketball rack, but then avoided the big everyday fantasy sports apps because they thought it was. Too complicated, time consuming and didn’t want to have to compete against experts, so we designed our app and games to be more accessible and customizable to player preferences, ”he continued.

The application is available for free in Apple App store and on the website for Android users. “Outlast” offers 100% first deposit match on new accounts, up to $ 200 per person.

“Outlast” is launched with three signature games:

  • The main game of “Outlast” is a single player “Over / Under” challenge where people compete against each other. They choose a sport, specific games, and then determine whether the athletes will perform better or worse than expert projections. If the person makes three correct choices, they can claim their prize or carry over their winnings.
  • “Outlast Survivor Pool” is the first and only over / under survivor pool in DFS where you compete against other players in any pool size and entry fee of your choice.
  • “Outlast Purse” (coming soon) is a weekly golf pool with options to play against the public or to play in private pools managed without commission by “Outlast”.

“Outlast” is led by Bersin and supported by a team of experts, including co-founder Ehimere Etomi. Current and former professional athletes, including the PGA TOUR Mackenzie hughes and Major League Baseball Wil myers, are the founding investors of the company.

For media inquiries, please visit www.outlastdfs.com/media.

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Daily Fantasy Sports app launched for casual sports fans

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“Our goal is to open up the world of everyday fantasy sports to a wider range of sports fans,” said Bersin, co-founder of Outlast. “I noticed a lot of my friends liked the thrill of having a fantasy team or filling out a basketball rack, but then avoided the big everyday fantasy sports apps because they thought it was. Too complicated, time consuming and didn’t want to have to compete against experts, so we designed our app and games to be more accessible and customizable to player preferences, ”he continued.

The application is available for free in Apple App Store and on the website for Android users. “Outlast” offers 100% first deposit match on new accounts, up to $ 200 per person.

“Outlast” is launched with three signature games:

  • The main game of “Outlast” is a single player “Over / Under” challenge where people compete against each other. They choose a sport, specific games, and then determine whether the athletes will perform better or worse than expert projections. If the person makes three correct choices, they can claim their prize or carry over their winnings.
  • “Outlast Survivor Pool” is the first and only over / under survivor pool in DFS where you compete against other players in the pool size and entry fee of your choice.
  • “Outlast Purse” (coming soon) is a weekly golf pool with options to play against the public or to play in private pools managed without commission by “Outlast”.

“Outlast” is led by Bersin and supported by a team of experts, including co-founder Ehimere Etomi. Current and former professional athletes, including the PGA TOUR Mackenzie hughes and Major League Baseball Wil myers, are the founding investors of the company.

For media inquiries, please visit www.outlastdfs.com/media.

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Students get insight into major sporting events

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Nicole Schuermann and Ryan Batawala were grateful for having had the opportunity to work at a large-scale event, the induction ceremony for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

By Rick Vacek
CUU Information Office

For Nicole schuermann, it started when she was going to Arizona Diamondbacks games with her family and one day proclaimed, “I could be the commissioner of baseball.”

Ryan Batawala (left) and Nicole Schuermann have made memories of their trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

For Ryan batawalaHe has his roots in basketball and rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers while growing up in Garden Grove, California.

For Skylar Aprati, it came from a determination to get involved in the sport in one way or another, even when injuries prevented him from playing.

Three Grand Canyon University students, three avenues in the sports business world – and two hugely rewarding trips to major sporting events on the East Coast.

Schuermann and Batawala were chosen to work on Enshrinement Weekend for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 10 and 11, a trip made possible through GCU’s partnerships with the Hall of Fame and Position Sports. Aprati spent 14 grueling but exhilarating days working at the US Open tennis tournament in late August and early September in New York City.

All three returned with stories to tell and memories they will cherish – including some that may survive, affixed to the wall of a future office.

Schuermann, a senior specializing in sports management, had previously volunteered at events in the valley, such as Hoophall West and the Colangelo Classic.

The entire Hall of Fame weekend featured a who’s who in the basketball world in stylish settings.

But she wanted to do more. Thus, when the members of the Sports Business Club were invited this summer by a Colangelo Business College (CCOB) instructor, founder of Position Sports Kevin foley, to apply for the Basketball Hall of Fame, she jumped on it.

Applicants were required to submit a PowerPoint slide explaining their qualifications, and she and Batawala were chosen from a group of 15.

It was a dream weekend. They flew east that Thursday, attended the media session and gala on Friday, and then went backstage on Saturday for the actual ceremony. It was so much more than the flight and the venue and being surrounded by famous people. It was the aura of it all put together.

“Being able to attend an event of this magnitude before I even graduate and see if it’s even something that interests me was amazing,” said Schuermann.

“When I signed up for Sports Business I thought I would have hands-on activities because that’s what the advisors told us – GCU is all about practice. But then to be able to take a trip like this and see this – that was crazy. “

Schuermann was fascinated by several aspects of the experience, especially the media session.

Madness was there on her helmet when she served as a runner, handing the microphone to members of the media as they questioned the inductees. She liked the way Dr Mark Clifford, deputy dean of the CCOB and director of athletic affairs, described it: It’s like watching a duck glide through water – it’s seemingly serene above the surface but paddling furiously below.

The big moment for Batawala was the gala. He was able to be backstage and was the first person to congratulate the inductees and direct them to a photoshoot as they left the stage.

“We were really in the thick of it with the real talent,” he said. “So it was an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it really means to work with professional athletes in their day-to-day lives, especially at a time that is so special to them.”

One of the inductees was Paul Pierce, a star with the Boston Celtics in their battles with the beloved Batawala Lakers.

“I grew up playing basketball,” Batawala said. “Being in the presence of some of the greatest athletes of my generation, the people that I watched grow up, was really something that blew me away.”

GCU students worked closely with the Position Sports team – Alex carlson, creative coordinator; Ashley Orozco, Events coordinator; and Melissa Meacham-Grossman, Senior Vice President of Business Strategy and Development. And that led to the best time of all.

As Schuermann and Batawala strolled with Carlson through the Hall of Fame Lobby on the day of the inductions, they ran into Jerry Colangelo, namesake of the GCU business school. Carlson introduced them, and it made for a memorable conversation and even more memorable photo with Colangelo.

The photo Batawala cherishes – him and Schuermann posing with Jerry Colangelo.

“He was super inviting. It was a pleasure to chat with him, ”said Batawala, a junior specializing in sports management. “He’s someone we idolized at our club for helping build what Arizona sports are like today. Being able to talk to him and choose his brain is an incredible opportunity, and this photo will someday be. hanging in my office It’s a moment I’ll never forget.

“It was a time when you are amazed and don’t even know what to say or think. You’re just like, ‘Wow, this is really happening.’ Being able to interact with him and show him that GCU has promising young sports professionals was something that was great for me.

Aprati is also part of the Sports Business Club, but specializes in communication and specializes in sports management. She decided this summer that she needed some experience at a professional event and targeted the US Open, in part because she had watched major tennis tournaments with her father, Brian Aprati, for so many years while growing up in Bolingbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

Skylar Aprati worked long hours at the US Open, but said she “wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

She had a phone interview with officials at the US Open, then a follow-up interview with Zoom, and she was there. His reward: working at one of the entrances, welcoming guests, giving them directions and suggesting good dining options, for 10 hours a day, 14 days in a row.

And even …

“I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” she said. “It was so much fun.”

It was her first time attending a professional tennis event, and she was even able to peek inside and watch some of the action. She had played tennis avidly in her youth before a broken ankle ended all dreams of continuing (“Tennis didn’t love me as much as I loved it”), then graduated from volleyball. in high school before a torn rotator cuff forced him to think about coaching rather than playing.

Luckily, he was offered a job as a student coach with his club team. “It sparked my love for the sport,” she said. The result is that she got involved in volleyball at a higher level and that in June she was responsible for the retail sales for the Junior Nationals Volleyball Championships at Navy Pier in Chicago.

Her career goal: She would like to do sports communication. “I’m not really against any sport,” she said. “Any sport is enough for me. Maybe even in baseball – she hopes to gain some experience in spring training next year.

Like the Hall of Fame, the US Open site is top notch.

Schuermann, on the other hand, is focused on event planning and possibly community outreach in the world of sports – if she doesn’t become Commissioner of Baseball, of course.

It started out as a joke, she said, but the more she thought about it the more excited she was to work in the sport in some capacity. And what would she do if she was a commissioner? The answer shouldn’t come as a surprise.

“Make sure they give back to the community,” she said. “Make sure we have a bunch of community outreach because we have to reach out to little kids. “

This is also what it is all about for sports business students: reaching out. Schuermann’s advice for any student who is hesitant to volunteer for an event, big or small.

“I would say definitely apply, even if you think you’re never going to get it,” she said. “Just by sending it, you went one step further than a lot of people. We never know. An experience like this could be the difference between deciding what you want to do in sports.

It could also be the first of many good memories.

Contact Rick Vacek at (602) 639-8203 or [email protected].

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Wales Introduces Mandatory Covid Pass for Nightclubs and Sporting Events | Welsh politics

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The Welsh government’s controversial plans to introduce a mandatory Covid pass for nightclubs and major sporting events will continue after the To send supported the regime by the narrowest margins.

The Labor-led government has argued that the pass, which was due to go into effect on Monday, was necessary to bring down worrying rates of Covid-19 infection, especially among young people in Wales.

They claimed the program would ease pressure on the NHS and help keep premises such as clubs open this winter. They accuse those who oppose it of “blatant irresponsibility”.

On Tuesday evening, the Tories, Plaid Cymru and the Liberal Democrats all voted against the move, but the plan was passed by 28 to 27 votes.

Announcing the pass last month, Premier of Wales Mark Drakeford said he was determined to take stronger action, sooner, than the UK government in England, calling for measures that are part of the Boris Johnson’s “plan B”, such as a Covid pass and working from home, were in his “plan A”.

Drakeford dismissed the idea that the program was a vaccination passport in everything but the name, pointing out that it would be possible to get the Welsh pass by passing a lateral flow test.

A crowd of a few hundred people, some protesting the scheme – and some anti-vaccines – gathered outside the Senedd in Cardiff Bay ahead of the debate.

Health Minister Eluned Morgan said Covid cases were on the rise across Wales, particularly among young people, with rates for those under 25 of around 1,000 per 100,000 people. Morgan said these are the people most likely to go to places such as nightclubs. She said keeping those sites open had not been an easy decision in light of such high Covid rates. “We are facing some of the highest rates we have seen since the start of the pandemic. We have to do something to stop the turbo charge.

Morgan said the pressure on hospitals was steadily increasing. “There is a need to take early action to avoid longer-term damage. Scientists tell us to act early, to act now. Every day we hesitate, these rates are rising and we will put more pressure on the NHS. Not supporting this measure will be an act of blatant irresponsibility. “

Russell George, the shadow Welsh Conservative health minister, argued that the introduction of a vaccine ‘passport’ would lead to Wales becoming a checkpoint society.

Rhun ap Iorwerth, Plaid Cymru spokesperson for health and social services, said it was not clear how police could check to see if people were tampering with lateral flow tests and feared this would deter young people to get vaccinated.

Liberal Democrat Jane Dodds said she believed Covid’s passports were an “assault on liberty and liberty,” and added that the National Autistic Society had communicated her concerns to her.

The Night Time Industries Association (NTIA), which represents 100 sites in Wales, said the passes were “a significant obstacle” to its operations. He argued that operators could not afford the additional resources and logistical challenges that a Covid pass would create.

The Covid pass vote, in the Senedd on Tuesday, was itself criticized as controversial because a conservative MS was unable to vote due to an issue with his Zoom link.

NTIA Wales called for a new vote. “It is a democratic outrage that a member state which wanted to vote and which would have voted against the proposals, could not because of a simple technical error”, declared a spokesperson. “This mess will create even more uncertainty for our businesses.”

Top Sports Games for Xbox One, From Football to Tennis to F1

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Sports games are hugely popular in India and it’s no surprise that there are some great picks for sports games on the Xbox One video game console. We looked at what’s available to find some of the best picks, and here are seven that we absolutely loved. A great cricket game is sorely lacking, but otherwise, you’ll find a good mix of sports in the list below.

If you love to play sports games on your Xbox One console, and are looking for some titles, here are some popular ones that you might want to check out.

1. Fifa 21 (Standard Edition)

Fifa 21 Standard Edition features 100 icon players in the Ultimate Team. There are 11 new names like Eric Cantona, Samuel Eto’o, Philipp Lahm, Bastian Schweinsteiger, Davor Šuker, Fernando Torres, and Xavi. The game features great playing dynamics and graphics. Additionally, the Ultimate Team has a co-op gameplay feature.

Refined Match Simulation
FIFA 21 Standard Edition (Xbox One)

₹ 1,180

Fifa 21 comes with more options in match simulation in the Career Mode.

2.NBA 2K19

NBA 2K19 is the 20th game in the NBA 2K series, and features MyTeam mode. This mode allows the player to build a team from scratch, and choose team name, select players, jerseys, logos, coach, court, and compete with their team in basketball tournament-style competition. They purchase card packs with virtual currency. There is a new type of card, called Heat Check, in this edition.

MyTeam Mode
NBA 2K19 - Xbox One
NBA 2K19 – Xbox One

₹ 999

NBA 2K19 MyTeam gets an Unlimited mode, where players compete for rewards.

3. Tennis World Tour

Tennis World Tour brings realistic movements and animations that are developed using motion capture technology. It gives players an idea of ​​the shots used in modern tennis, including slice, lob, top spin, among others. The game contains 18 different courts with five different surfaces: hard, clay, grass, carpet and even hardwood.

Different Courts
XB1 Tennis World Tour (Xbox One)
XB1 Tennis World Tour (Xbox One)

₹ 1,799

Tennis World Tour also gets a Career Mode to create a player for tournaments, management, among others.

4. Fifa 18

Fifa 18 features 52 fully licensed stadiums from 12 countries, 30 generic fields for a total of 82 arenas. It has all 20 Premier League stadia, and the commentators are Martin Tyler and Alan Smith. In addition, the game gets Alan McInally for in-game score updates, and Geoff Shreeves for injury reports. The story-based mode “The Journey” – introduced in Fifa 17 – gets a continuation in “The Journey: Hunter Returns”.

Story Mode
fifa 18 (xbox one) (Xbox One)
fifa 18 (xbox one) (Xbox One)

₹ 799

Football stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe also make cameo appearances.

5. F1 2018 Headline Edition

F1 2018 has a revised “Career Mode” and comes with a simplified system. The system allows the player to easily develop the engine, chassis and aerodynamics of a car by spending “development points” earned by meeting research and development targets during free practice sessions.

Big Roster
F1 2018 Headline Edition (Xbox One)
F1 2018 Headline Edition (Xbox One)

₹ 1,099

F1 2018 Headline Edition features the full roster of official drivers and teams.

6. WWE 2K19

WWE 2K19 has a faster, and more fluid gameplay as compared to previous editions, the developers say. It includes the 2K Showcase Mode in which the player controls 11 different models of Daniel Bryan. There are also Tower Modes: Gauntlet Tower, in which the player has to complete a challenge in one go, and Steps Tower in which players can complete stages step by step.

DLC bonus
WWE 2K19 (Xbox One) WITH BONUS DLC
WWE 2K19 (Xbox One) WITH BONUS DLC

₹ 1,799

WWE 2K19 has a new Career Mode with a linear storyline in which a player is developed to be a top superstar.

7.NBA 2K20

NBA 2K20 features multiple game modes as well as refined graphics and gameplay. It features teams from past NBA games, which include 1995–96 Chicago Bulls, 1985–86 Boston Celtics, the 2015-16 Cleveland Cavaliers, and the 2013-14 San Antonio Spurs. It is also the first game to have all twelve teams from the WNBA.

WNBA Teams
NBA 2K20 (Xbox One)
NBA 2K20 (Xbox One)

₹ 1,199

NBA 2K20 offers great player control, customization, and an open-world neighborhood.

Top Sports Games for Xbox One, From Football to Tennis to F1

Product Name Price in India
fifa 18 (xbox one) (Xbox One) ₹ 799
NBA 2K19 – Xbox One ₹ 999
F1 2018 Headline Edition (Xbox One) ₹ 1,099
NBA 2K20 (Xbox One) ₹ 1,199
XB1 Tennis World Tour (Xbox One) ₹ 1,799
FIFA 21 Standard Edition (Xbox One) ₹ 1,180
WWE 2K19 (Xbox One) WITH BONUS DLC ₹ 1,799
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OnePlus Sports app now allows users to view live football score updates and news

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OnePlus is updating its OnePlus Sports app to show live football scores updates and fixtures based on different leagues. The company claims that OnePlus users can now “stay up to date” with some of the biggest football leagues and tournaments such as the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1, the UEFA Champions League, the UEFA Europa League and the upcoming ISL season. Previously, the OnePlus Sports app allowed users to access the latest cricket updates right from the shelf (the quick panel consisting of weather and news, accessible by swiping directly onto the home page). In one release, the company adds that the development of the Android app has been led by OnePlus India R&D, which is also responsible for 5G testing, overall operator customization, camera innovation and design. OnePlus applications.

With the OnePlus Sports app, users can follow live football and cricket updates, tournaments and upcoming matches. For football fans, there is now an additional option to check out new trends and more. The update will ensure that it is news on matches, tournaments, player stats, injury updates or live scores – similar to other popular sports apps like Onefootball, FotMob and Dream11.

Speaking on the announcement, Ramagopala Reddy, vice president of OnePlus India R&D, said India not only has a large cricket fan base, but also huge football enthusiasts. “We are delighted to bring the latest updates to sports fans through the all new OnePlus Sports app as we constantly strive to provide unique and unique experiences to our Indian community,” added Reddy.

Some of the notable features of the OnePlus Sports app include the ‘floating widget’ option to allow users to track scores. Users can also use “Quick Access” to add it as the first card on the shelf for the fastest access to live match results and team updates. The app will remind users of upcoming matches regardless of which team they are following. With “agenda”, users can always keep track of upcoming tournaments and matches. OnePlus states that OnePlus smartphone users should install the app and update the launcher to version 3.3.4 or higher to get the best user experience. The app is available on the Google Play app store.

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South Florida sporting events show region’s COVID rebound

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Texas A&M running back Aggies Devon Achane throws oranges at his teammates after the Aggies defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Capital One Orange Bowl game at Hard Rock Stadium on January 3.

Texas A&M running back Aggies Devon Achane throws oranges at his teammates after the Aggies defeated the North Carolina Tar Heels in the Capital One Orange Bowl game at Hard Rock Stadium on January 3.

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During the pandemic, South Florida was one of the nation’s most desirable locations, whether it was for the migration of the financial and tech industries, or for vacationers keen to enjoy our sunny shores. It is to the credit of how our region has adapted and prospered in the face of unprecedented circumstances. As we continue to rebound, we can learn valuable lessons from the many successes our community has had over the past two years.

For example, we saw championship-level post-season football last January in Miami when the Orange Bowl Committee (OBC) successfully hosted the 87th Capital One Orange Bowl and spearheaded the host committee’s efforts for it. 2021 National College Football Playoff Championship, both at the spectacular Hard Stade du Rocher.

These two national sporting events, while scaled down to meet pandemic response requirements, demonstrate the impact that successful major events can have, when they take an approach that follows health and safety guidelines.

Financial impact

Hosting approximately 30,000 fans generated more than 20,000 hotel nights and grossed over $ 40 million in direct spending in South Florida. The games also delivered full publicity for Miami and South Florida, reaching over 26 million viewers, and there were no significant health issues thanks to careful planning and careful adherence to protocols.

Beyond the economic impact, there were also the positive community benefits of the events. For example, nearly $ 3 million in renovations transformed 23 South Florida school multimedia centers into technology-rich innovation spaces that will impact thousands of students for years to come.

While the start of a new football season has been greeted with fanfare and fervor with stadiums at full capacity, we cannot take for granted all that we have been through as we continue to tackle the challenges of the pandemic. . As a region, we must remain vigilant and flexible. This is not said as a platitude, but as a foresight from an organization that has been instrumental in organizing major community events for nearly nine decades.

South Florida Heritage

Since 1935, South Florida has become the premier destination for hosting premier college playoff football games. Our ability to continue to build that legacy rests squarely on community collaboration and partnership to host marquee events, and always focusing on what’s best for South Florida.

It is this commitment that we will make as we host the 2021 College Football Playoff Semifinals at the Capital One Orange Bowl on December 31 at Hard Rock Stadium. And that’s an area we’ll be looking at even more when college football management considers future post-season models. We are confident that this track record positions the Orange Bowl and South Florida favorably to maintain our level one bowl status in post-season college football and to host many other College Football Nationals over the years. future.

Likewise, as our region looks forward to a bright future for many major events, we must share the goal of ensuring that every event planner, convention planner or leisure traveler concludes that the south of the Florida knows how to provide its visitors with a safe, comfortable and entertaining experience. As evidenced by our successes since last March, we know South Florida will continue to raise its level of play.

Jack Seiler is president and chairman of the Orange Bowl committee and former mayor of Fort Lauderdale.

Here are some of the best sports games on Apple Arcade

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Being an athlete is probably the ultimate dream for many. You are young, adored and rich, and who wouldn’t want that. But let’s be realistic, only a few of us will have the opportunity to live this dream. Luckily, we can live out our dreams virtually through sports video games. In this list, we’ll be looking at some of the best sports games you can play on Apple Arcade.

Sociable football 21

Sociable Soccer ’21 is a great throwback with retro controls that make it easy to pick up and play. Add to that fast-paced gameplay and it’s a recipe for good old-fashioned fun. The game allows players to play both online and offline, allowing them to play against friends or against the AI.

NBA 2K21

NBA 2K21 is a must for any basketball fan. The game features all the top NBA teams along with stars like Kevin Durant, Steph Curry and many more. Besides that, the game also offers more than 30 NBA Arenas. My Career mode allows players to step into the shoes of a professional NBA player. Players can also play against friends through the online feature.

Golf Clap Hanz

Unlike most other golf games, Clap Hanz Golf seems to be designed for touchscreen devices. As such, the controls are quite intuitive based on a simple swipe and tap. However, if desired, the game also offers controller support. The game features many different courses that you can play on as well as a number of different game modes.

Sonic Racing Team

Ok, Team Sonic Racing isn’t exactly a super realistic racing game. But let’s face it, you won’t really get super realistic sports games on mobile. Team Sonic Racing is a kart racer, and as you’d expect from the genre, players can pick up power-ups that can be used for offense and defense.

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Maui mayor allows spectators to attend youth sporting events despite requests denied by governor

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – Maui County Mayor Mike Victorino announced on Friday that spectators will now be allowed to attend youth sporting events – excluding games sanctioned by the Department of Education. ‘State.

During a press conference, Victorino said he made several requests to the governor earlier this week to relax the current COVID rules, but they were all denied.

“Despite his position (as governor), I have decided to lift the ban on spectators at outdoor sporting events,” said Victorino.

“I believe it’s the right thing to do. No offense to the governor. I don’t mean to be disrespectful. I don’t want to be disobedient.

The mayor said he decided to go ahead with his plan to lift the spectator ban after receiving numerous calls and reading a petition signed by nearly 2,000 community members.

Victorino said spectators can watch children’s sports games as long as they adhere to the following rules:

  • Spectators are allowed to sit in family groups of no more than 10 people
  • Wearing face masks is compulsory
  • Household pods or individual spectators must be at least six feet apart

Meanwhile, the governor continues to ban supporters from University of Hawaii football games despite growing reluctance from state leaders and parents.

Following the most recent extension of his COVID emergency proclamation, the governor said large gatherings are still a problem and urged people to watch the game at home or in bars.

Hawaii News Now has contacted the governor’s office to comment on Victorino’s decision.

This story can be updated.

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Letters: Decide whether or not to attend sporting events; Comic book characters are bad role models; Photos deter people from getting vaccinated

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