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December 2021

Charlotte 49ers won’t allow fans to varsity sporting events

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Charlotte's Austin Butler (2) tries to gain possession against Davidson in a game at Halton Arena in November.  Charlotte announced on Friday that fans would not be allowed to attend 49ers home sporting events until at least January 24.

Charlotte’s Austin Butler (2) tries to gain possession against Davidson in a game at Halton Arena in November. Charlotte announced on Friday that fans would not be allowed to attend 49ers home sporting events until at least January 24.

The Charlotte 49ers have been closing the doors to fans at home sporting events for about three weeks, due to the spike in COVID-19 infection rates attributed to the rapidly spreading Omicron variant.

The 49ers are North Carolina’s premier athletic department and are said to be the first college track program in the country to announce such a move, although dozens of college and pro basketball and hockey games are postponed daily in reason for the increase.

Provincial governments in Canada also have a limited turnout, at 1,000 fans in most cases, and the NHL has responded by postponing a number of games until those restrictions can be lifted.

The 49ers said on Friday that participation will be limited to home sporting events until January 24. Only a small number of family members of participants will be allowed to attend.

The number of COVID cases has reached record highs across the United States, forcing a number of entertainment events – such as Broadway plays – to close.

Among the latest postponements announced was the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show, which was due to take place in early February in New York City.

College sports teams across the country played in front of empty or nearly empty stadiums and arenas in fall 2020 and winter 2020-21. Most schools have allowed full attendance from September as many spectators have been vaccinated.

But the rapid spread of the highly contagious Omicron variant has made a difference.

Charlotte University officials say fans who purchased tickets to the games before January 24 will be offered a refund. The box office will contact ticket holders next week, they said.

Steve Lyttle on Twitter: @slyttle

This story was originally published December 31, 2021 3:26 pm.

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Soccer-Wanderers shock with Western United’s latest A-League postponement

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The Western Sydney Wanderers’ game against Western United on Saturday is the last A-League game to be postponed due to a COVID-19 outbreak, Australian professional leagues confirmed Thursday. Five of the six games scheduled for the next few days have now been postponed and there are doubts about the remaining game between Wellington Phoenix and Adelaide United after the New Zealand club said on Thursday that three members of the squad had tested positive .

A-Leagues commissioner Greg O’Rourke told the competition’s official website that reducing the number of regular season games was an option they were considering in order to complete the campaign by the end of May. . “At the moment we have the capacity to host more midweek matches, and we will work with (Football Australia) to play through the international windows of January and March if necessary,” he said.

“The other option we have is that the current 26 tag team matches could be reduced to 22 if necessary without affecting the integrity of the competition.” The 12 A-League teams face off twice before entering four more rounds where opponents are determined by toss.

“As for when we will end the men’s season, I’m pretty sure we can finish it by the end of May, using the options above, but we didn’t take the option of working with the FA around June off the table, ”he said.

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New spectator policies come into effect for Big Red sporting events

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All track and field events at Cornell University will require proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test starting Wednesday, and masking at all times, according to new policies announced this week by Cornell Athletics. Spectators should schedule extra time for the COVID checkpoint, which was already in use for hockey games this fall.

“Cornell Athletics is delighted to return to competition and welcome family, friends and fans to campus for the 2021-22 seasons,” Cornell said in a statement. “Our student-athletes, coaches and staff are thrilled to have the opportunity to play the sports they love with your support. “

Students or current Cornell employees must use the school’s Daily Check-in website prior to attending an event on campus and will be required to show their Cornell ID for admission.

Other spectators should be prepared to present photo ID along with proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19, via NYS Excelsior Pass or a photo, screenshot or copy of the card vaccination; or COVID-19 test results by PCR, rapid PCR or FDA cleared nucleic acid amplification test (NAAT) or negative DOH collected within 72 hours of the onset of the event; or an FDA-cleared antigen test performed on a sample collected within six hours of the onset of the event.

Children 12 years of age or older must also show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test, but do not need photo ID if accompanied by a parent or guardian. Children under 12 do not need to prove vaccination or a negative COVID test, but must remain masked at all times.

All spectators will be required to wear masks at all times during indoor sporting events, regardless of their vaccination status, Cornell said. Concessions will not be available for sale at indoor events, and spectators may not bring food or drink with them. Bags are not recommended and are subject to search.

Cornell says season ticket sales are not available at this time for winter sports and event tickets will be offered for each game starting the week of the event. (Women’s basketball games, including this Wednesday’s, do not require tickets.)

Cornell Athletics emphasizes that “government, state, local and university mandates, venue protocols and event requirements are subject to change.” Watch for updates in early 2022.

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Soccer-Norwich condemns racist abuse after Palace loss

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Norwich City have condemned the racist abuse directed at players of both sides when they lost to Crystal Palace in the Premier League on Tuesday. The Norfolk club did not give the names of the players involved, but Norwich forward Adam Idah shared a series of racist messages he received on social media after the game at Selhurst Park that ended by a 3-0 loss https://www.reuters.com/ article / uk-soccer-england-cry-nor-report / soccer-edouard-inspires-palace-to-3-0-win-over-lowly- norwich-idUKKBN2J7150 for the Canaries.

“After our match at Crystal Palace, the club were disappointed to learn both of the racist comments online directed against some of our players, as well as the alleged racist comments in stadiums directed against opposing players by our supporters,” Norwich said in a statement https: //www.canaries.co.uk/content/club-statement-crystal-palace on Wednesday. “The club will continue to support affected players, while demanding action from social media companies to ensure users are held accountable … the club have also reported the incident to Norfolk Police.”

Norwich added that a person had been identified and that an investigation was underway following the comments targeting the Palace players. The loss at Palace heightened relegation concerns for Dean Smith’s side, who are bottom of the league with 10 points in 19 games – three drifting from Watford into the safe zone after playing two more games than the London team.

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Soccer-Tuchel says Chelsea still struggling with injuries, COVID

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Manager Thomas Tuchel has said Chelsea are yet to come out of the woods with a number of COVID-19 cases and team-draining injuries ahead of Wednesday’s Premier League home game against Brighton & Hove Albion. Tuchel was forced to give some players more minutes https://www.reuters.com/article/uk-soccer-england-ava-che-report-idUKKBN2J6050 than he should have against Aston Villa on Sunday, as Romelu Lukaku and Callum Hudson-Odoi returned after missing their last three games due to COVID-19.

Midfielders Jorginho and N’Golo Kante have struggled with injuries while Mateo Kovacic recently recovered from COVID-19. Kante came out in the 63rd minute of Villa clash after appearing to worsen a knee injury he sustained during their Champions League clash against Juventus in November.

The German told the club’s website https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/2021/12/28/tuchel-on-latest-covid-impact- that he will speak to medics and physiotherapists about the club to find solutions for the Brighton Match, with injured midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek also suffering from COVID-19. “If you’re talking about the central midfielder, suppose N’Golo is out (against Brighton), maybe Ruben is out, so a positive test is enough for the thing to fall apart because then Kovacic will play 90 minutes again … and you risk injury, ”Tuchel said.

“That’s what we are doing right now. I don’t see how we got out of the COVID threat at the moment because it doesn’t look like it.” As many as 16 top English games have been postponed this month due to COVID-19 and injuries, with Everton’s home game against Newcastle United at the latest on Thursday.

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Esports giant Riot settles $ 100 million discrimination case

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Riot Games, publisher of esports giant League of Legends, agreed Monday night to pay $ 100 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging pay disparity, gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

The lawsuit was filed in November 2018 after games website Kotaku published a story detailing a sexist culture at Los Angeles-based Riot Games that included women being ignored for promotions, unwanted sexual advances, and men. asking women about the legitimacy of their video game fandom. . Other former employees then made similar claims.

The California Fair Employment Department said the lawsuit would remedy violations against more than 1,000 female employees and 1,300 contract workers. Riot also agreed to improve conditions and provide a fairer workplace for employees and candidates.

“I am so happy that we have taken this first step towards justice for women at Riot Games,” former employee and plaintiff Jes Negron said in a statement.

“I hope this case serves as an example for other studios and an inspiration for women in the industry in general. Women in the game don’t have to endure iniquity and harassment in silence – change is possible. “League of Legends” is the world’s most popular esports and Riot Games operates its 12 professional international leagues. The publisher said in November that the player base for games in the “League of Legends” universe had exceeded 180 million players per month.

The complaint filed in November 2018 alleged violations of equal pay, gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation against female employees. A $ 10 million settlement was reached in December 2019, but two California agencies – the Fair Employment and Housing and Labor Standards Enforcement departments – objected, saying it had been rushed.

A new lawyer was hired and just over two years later Monday’s deal was announced by Riot and the plaintiffs’ new lawyers.

Riot agreed to hire a third-party expert to conduct an equity analysis of its employment practices, granted pay transparency, and created a $ 6 million cash reserve to fund diversity, equity programs. and inclusion over the next three years, among other changes.

In a statement, Riot said the company “was at the heart of what has become an account in our industry” and that it “hasn’t always lived up to our values.” “While we are proud of how far we have come since 2018, we must also take responsibility for the past,” he said. We hope this rule properly recognizes those who have had negative experiences at Riot and demonstrates our desire to lead by example in bringing more accountability and equality to the games industry.

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Best games and sporting events this month: January 2022

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The Chevron Houston Marathon returns to the start line for 2022 | Courtesy of Chevron Houston Marathon

Grab a ticket and some popcorn for our picks for the best games and sporting events in Houston in January 2022.

This month marks the end of the road for the Texans, but also the return of the Chevron Houston Marathon just in time for its 50th anniversary.

Elsewhere, the Rockets are home to some of basketball’s biggest stars (including a certain three-point shooting machine), and the LSU Tigers and Monster Trucks will each have a chance to race at NRG.

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

Top 10 Games and Sporting Events This Month: January 2022

  • Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center | New Year’s Day, Saturday January 1 – The Rockets face reigning MVP Nicola Jokic and his Denver team in a New Year’s Day showdown. $ 14 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Texas Bowl 2022: Kansas State Wildcats vs. Louisiana State University Tigers at NRG Stadium | Tuesday 4 January – The annual Houston Ball Game brings some of the biggest teams from the Big 12 and SEC conferences together on the grill at NRG. This year, the LSU Tigers will face the Kansas State Wildcats. $ 29 and up, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Dallas Mavericks at Toyota Center | friday january 7 – The team faces rivals from the North, led by Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, and honors the decades-long voice of the Rockets’ shows at Bill Worrell Night at Toyota Center. $ 19 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs. Tennessee Titans at NRG Stadium | Sunday January 9 – The 2021 regular season is drawing to a close for the Texans, who will face top rivals in their division, the Titans. $ 36 and more, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Midday.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Minnesota Timberwolves at Toyota Center | Sunday January 9 – Feel the strength as the Rockets face off against the Timberwolves in Star Wars Night. Enjoy special themed entertainment from a galaxy far, far away and snap a photo with characters walking through the lobby. $ 10 and more, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • We’re Houston 5K on McKinney & Crawford Streets Downtown | saturday january 15 – While the Chevron Marathon is booked for the 2022 season, a special 5k course can help runners feel that finish line in the morning before the big event. Registration is $ 45. 8h.
  • 50th Annual Chevron Downtown Houston Marathon | Sunday January 16 – While you may not be able to don for the signature Houston event, you can still celebrate the runners as they beat the downtown sidewalk through city neighborhoods like Montrose, Medical Center, the Galleria, Memorial Park, and vice versa, ending at Avenida de las Americas. Check marathon course and find your place to encourage thousands of participants. 7h.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers at Toyota Center | Monday January 24 – Joel Embiid and the Sixers arrive in Houston for an inter-conference matchup on the hard-court at Toyota Center. $ 15 and more, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | saturday 29 january – Watch 12,000 pound monster trucks reach new heights in a show of motorsport madness. Additional shows will take place the following weekend on Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 6. $ 20 and more, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center | Monday January 31 –Steph Curry, who recently became the league’s all-time three-point leader, is headline-grabbing a night where one of basketball’s top teams honors the Toyota Center court. $ 50 and more, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.

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Towson University limits attendance, requires masks for home sports games

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Major sporting events in Houston: December 27 to January 2, 2022

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Jae’Sean Tate and Rockets face stiff competition to end year | Photo: Logan Riely; courtesy of the Houston Rockets

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 27 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

The New Year arrives this week as the Rockets hit the ground running against some of the NBA’s top talent, plus the Coogs clinch a spot against a conference opponent and Kingwood hosts another edition of its annual marathon tradition. on New Years day.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 5 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center | Tuesday 28 December –A star-studded squad of LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and others arrive in Houston for a much-anticipated late-December clash with the Rockets. $ 49 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Cincinnati Bearcats at Fertitta Center | Tuesday 28 December – Nationally ranked UH basketball team launch into a conference game against a tough Cincinnati team. $ 30 to $ 75, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat at Toyota Center | New Year’s Eve, Friday December 31 – New Years tradition returns to Toyota Center, as the Rockets look to take on Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry and the Miami Heat before the ball drops later that night. $ 25 and more, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • 23rd Annual Texas Marathon at Green Tree Park in Kingwood | New Year’s Day, Saturday January 1 – The New Years tradition in Kingwood returns, sending runners from Green Tree Park to Lake Houston and back. Stay after the event for a pizza night after the race. Registration is $ 90 for all events (marathon or half-marathon). 8h.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center | New Year’s Day, Saturday January 1 – The Rockets face reigning MVP Nicola Jokic and his Denver team with a New Years faceoff. $ 14 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.

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COVID-19 Makes Biden’s First White House Christmas Less Merry

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Goodbye eggnog, shrimp cocktail and pet-shaped sugar cookies.

It has been a less cheerful holiday scene at the White House this year under the shadow of COVID-19. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have replaced the crowded parties and overflowing buffets of the past with open houses without food, face masks and testing for the unvaccinated.

Beyond the impact on Biden’s first Christmas in power, the virus and its variants have largely put kibosh on the entire White House social scene for 2021, starting with an inauguration that positioned flags instead of people on the National Mall.

“I think it was very hard for them,” said Philip Dufour, who was vice president Al Gore’s social secretary. He noted that many events did not take place as the President and the First Lady made others on Zoom.

Major social events removed from the calendar included the White House Ball for the country’s governors and the Easter Egg Roll, the second year in a row that the spring ritual has been canceled.

The Democratic president has yet to toast a foreign counterpart at a lavish state dinner at the White House because he has yet to invite a world leader for a state visit. In fact, months passed before Biden could welcome a foreign leader into the Oval Office for even more low-key discussions.

Still, the White House has been successful in hosting some events despite the pandemic, such as bill signing and Medal of Honor ceremonies. The Bidens have also hosted large receptions for Hanukkah and for artists recognized by the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

But the pandemic’s biggest blow to the calendar came over Christmas, forcing the White House to overhaul its holiday entertainment – and cut the guest list.

“Anyone who knows the Bidens knows how much they love to organize and celebrate the holidays,” said Michael LaRosa, spokesperson for the first lady, announcing a limited number of open houses for guests at ooh and aah on Christmas trees and other decorations.

It is disappointing that we cannot accommodate as many people as the Bidens would like, but as we have done since day one of the Biden administration, we will continue to implement strong COVID protocols, developed in consulting with our public health advisers, “LaRosa said. In addition to fewer people passing by for open houses, thousands more couldn’t get a close look at how Jill Biden decorated the halls of the House White and the public rooms for the holidays because the public tours of the mansion remain on hold indefinitely.

“The White House is never as beautiful as it is at Christmas. It is simply stunning,” said Jeremy Bernard, who oversaw holiday decorating and event planning as Social Secretary to President Barack Obama. “It’s a shame more people can’t get through, but it’s the reality of being in a pandemic.” Partly to make up for the lack of access, photos and an interactive tour of the decorations were uploaded to the White House website, and the first lady tweeted a video of herself describing the decor and theme in each of the rooms and public spaces.

She rekindled the long tradition – which had slipped under the previous administration – of opening the Executive Mansion for the PBS series, “In Performance at the White House”. A holiday-themed episode aired Tuesday night with Andrea Bocelli, Billy Porter, Norah Jones, the Jonas Brothers and others performing in various venues in the White House. The first lady also recorded a children’s tour of the White House with characters from PBS KIDS.

Before the pandemic, presidents and first ladies spent many December evenings as Christmas approached to host nearly two dozen parties and receptions, sometimes two a day, where they stood in line for hours posing for photos with delighted guests. Eggnog and adult drinks flowed freely, revelers stacked plates with shrimp and cocktail sauce, and dessert tables offered cookies decorated in the image of the White House dogs – including some were slipped into purses and pockets for the return trip. All of that was deleted this year.

Instead, the Bidens invited groups of up to 100 people to open houses, giving them half an hour – instead of the usual two – to tour the decorations on the ground and public floors. There was no food or drink. There was also no photo taken with the Bidens, who did not attend.

Guests were required to certify their immunization status before showing up, wear a face mask at all times on White House grounds, and practice social distancing. Anyone who was not vaccinated had to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the event. The final open house took place this week.

Senator Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., Suggested on Twitter that the White House was guilty of hypocrisy with open houses and shouldn’t have held them at all.

“Biden’s White House decision to cancel their holiday party” and instead hold a holiday open house “following Democrats’ tendency to signal virtue while simultaneously creating loopholes for themselves “Blackburn said in a written statement.

Jennifer Pickens, an event planner who wrote a book about Christmas at the White House, said holiday traditions can bring comfort and a sense of normalcy, and argued that the White House should continue to host celebrations. visitors during the pandemic.

Events “can be on a smaller scale and take place safely, but they must continue,” she said in an email. Pickens said the White House is the People’s House, “so the people should be there.” the former Baltimore health commissioner said the open houses seemed safe given the security measures required by the White House and the lack of food and drink.

“It’s exactly the right thing to do,” Wen said.

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Biden’s first Christmas at the White House clouded by pandemic

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Goodbye eggnog, shrimp cocktail and pet-shaped sugar cookies.

The White House vacation scene has been darker this year under the shadow of COVID-19. President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden have replaced the crowded parties and overflowing buffets of the past with open houses without food, face masks and testing for the unvaccinated.

Beyond the impact on Biden’s first Christmas in power, the virus and its variants have largely put kibosh on the entire White House social scene for 2021, starting with an inauguration that positioned flags instead of people on the National Mall.

“I think it was very hard for them,” said Philip Dufour, who was vice president Al Gore’s social secretary. He noted that many events did not take place as the President and the First Lady made others on Zoom.

Major social events removed from the calendar included the White House Ball for the country’s governors and the Easter Egg Roll, the second year in a row that the spring ritual has been canceled.

The Democratic president has yet to toast a foreign counterpart at a lavish state dinner at the White House because he has yet to invite a world leader for a state visit. In fact, months passed before Biden could welcome a foreign leader into the Oval Office for even more low-key discussions.

Still, the White House has been successful in hosting some events despite the pandemic, such as bill signing and Medal of Honor ceremonies. The Bidens have also hosted large receptions for Hanukkah and for artists recognized by the John F Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

But the pandemic’s biggest blow to the calendar came over Christmas, forcing the White House to overhaul its holiday entertainment – and cut the guest list.

“Anyone who knows the Bidens knows how much they love to organize and celebrate the holidays,” said Michael LaRosa, spokesperson for the first lady, announcing a limited number of open houses for guests at ooh and aah on the trees Christmas and other decorations.

It is disappointing that we cannot accommodate as many people as the Bidens would like, but as we have done since day one of the Biden administration, we will continue to implement strong COVID protocols, developed in consultation with our public health advisers, ” LaRosa said. In addition to fewer people passing by for open houses, thousands more couldn’t get a close look at how Jill Biden decorated the hallways and public rooms of the White House for the holidays because the public tours of the mansion remain undefined. .

The White House is never as beautiful as it is at Christmas. It’s just beautiful, ”said Jeremy Bernard, who oversaw holiday decorating and event planning as Social Secretary to President Barack Obama. “It’s a shame that more people can’t get through, but it’s the reality of being in a pandemic.” Partly to make up for the lack of access, photos and an interactive tour of the decorations were uploaded to the home’s White website, and the first lady tweeted a video of herself describing the decor and theme in each of the rooms and public spaces.

She rekindled the long tradition – which had expired under the previous administration – of opening the Executive Mansion for the PBS series, ” In Performance at the White House. A holiday-themed episode aired Tuesday night with Andrea Bocelli, Billy Porter, Norah Jones, the Jonas Brothers and others performing in various rooms of the White House. The first lady also recorded a children’s tour of the White House with characters from PBS KIDS.

Before the pandemic, presidents and first ladies spent many December evenings as Christmas approached to host nearly two dozen parties and receptions, sometimes two a day, where they stood in line for hours posing for photos with delighted guests. Eggnog and adult drinks flowed freely, revelers stacked plates with shrimp and cocktail sauce, and dessert tables offered cookies decorated in the image of the White House dogs – including some were slipped into purses and pockets for the return trip. All of that was deleted this year.

Instead, the Bidens invited groups of up to 100 people to open houses, giving them half an hour – instead of the usual two – to tour the decorations on the ground and public floors. There was no food or drink. There was also no photo taken with the Bidens, who did not attend.

Guests were required to certify their immunization status before showing up, wear a face mask at all times on White House grounds, and practice social distancing. Anyone who was not vaccinated had to show proof of a negative COVID-19 test taken within 48 hours of the event. The final open house took place this week.

Sen Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn, suggested on Twitter that the White House was guilty of hypocrisy with open houses and shouldn’t have held them at all.

“Biden’s White House decision to cancel their holiday party” and instead hold a holiday open house “following Democrats’ tendency to signal virtue while simultaneously creating loopholes for themselves “Blackburn said in a written statement.

Jennifer Pickens, an event planner who wrote a book about Christmas at the White House, said holiday traditions can bring comfort and a sense of normalcy, and argued that the White House should continue to host celebrations. visitors during the pandemic.

Events “can be on a smaller scale and take place safely, but they must continue,” she said in an email. Pickens said the White House is the People’s House, “so the people should be there.”

(This story was not edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

The five best sports games of 2021

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This story is part of Gamepur’s 2021 best roundup.

2020 has been a tough year when it comes to sports games, as many of them have felt stale pending the arrival of a new generation of consoles. Now that we’ve had over a year to settle in with the Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5, things seem to be getting a lot better. 2021 has been much more favorable for sports players, despite the presence of COVID-19. But which sports games have been the best this year?

5. NHL 22

Screenshot by Gamepur
  • Release October 16, 2021
  • Developed and published by EA

The NHL franchise jumped into the current generation of consoles a bit later than its sports game contemporaries, but it was worth the wait. NHL 22 signified the first game to use EA’s Frostbite engine. While the engine has made Madden and FIFA funky in recent years, it has actually performed quite well for the NHL series so far. NHL 22 gameplay includes X-Factor capabilities that accentuate the talents of hockey superstars, a new physics engine that makes gameplay more challenging, and refined graphics that reveal real-time data.

NHL 22’s EASHL and Franchise modes once again add depth to the title. And for those who want to use realistic rosters with players who aren’t in the game, NHL 22 offers roster sharing. Users can now upload and share custom lists, adding just another bright spot on what is a pretty solid offering from EA.

4.NBA 2K22

Image via Take-Two
  • Release September 9, 2021
  • Developed by Visual Concepts
  • Posted by 2K Games

NBA 2K21 on the older generation was a bit outdated, but 2K has managed to break through and lay the foundation for the future of the franchise. NBA 2K22 might not look like games from the past, and that’s a good thing. When it comes to gameplay, 2K and Visual Concepts have tweaked a number of game mechanics, ranging from overhauling the dunk system to nerfing meta-heavy dribbling animations to make the game much more competitive.

2K has also adopted the live content system for NBA 2K22, installing seasons that add new maps and themes to MyTeam and give users the opportunity to earn new rewards in The City. For those who enjoy career modes, NBA 2K22 offers yet another doozy. MyCareer players not only get the chance to experience the ebb and flow of a professional NBA player, but they can also improve their profile off the court with quests that can be completed in The City.

3.MLB the show 21

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  • Release April 20, 2021
  • Developed by Sony San Diego Studios
  • Listed by Sony PlayStation

MLB The Show and San Diego Studios needed to hit a home run after a pretty bland outing on MLB The Show 20. And boy, SDS and Sony did just that with The Show 21. MLB The Show 21 was a revolutionary launch. for a number of reasons, but arguably the main reason was that it was the first title in the series to arrive in the Xbox family of consoles. It marked the end of an eight-year drought, and it came at a good time.

MLB The Show 21 featured a number of gameplay additions, highlighted by the analog stick-centric Pinpoint Pitching. This feature allowed users to command and control heights using an analog stick. While it needed some tweaking due to its initial overwhelming nature, Pinpoint Pitching placed users instead of RNGs in pitch control.

Yes, MLB The Show 21 had its server flaws, and Road to the Show missed a bit in terms of making it a bit too long to gain any benefits. Nonetheless, MLB The Show 21 has made great strides in the franchise’s gameplay, and its flagship game mode, Diamond Dynasty, is a good pallet cleaner in this gaming world filled with microtransactions.

2. F1 2021

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  • Release July 16, 2021
  • Developed by Codemasters
  • Posted by EA

The Formula 1 (F1) gaming franchise has been strong and consistent for years. F1 2021 marked a small change for the franchise from a business perspective, as F1 developer Codemasters was bought by Electronic Arts. Even with EA’s presence, Codemasters generated a masterpiece in terms of gameplay. F1 2021’s engine allows users to cut corners with precision, as well as cross straights on tracks around the world. Although it takes a bit of getting used to, getting to grips with the 2021 F1 engine is well worth it.

When it comes to game modes, F1 2021 features the usual: a Career mode that takes a player to the heart of the Formula 1 season, plus a My Team mode that allows a user to control their own team. F1 2021 also supports co-op, so multiple players can join in on the action. And F1 2021 also offers a Story mode, called Braking Point. This mode follows three fictional F1 drivers, and while it looks a bit stiff and structured, it’s not that complicated. If you are looking for a real racing simulation, it’s hard to beat F1 2021.

1. Forza Horizon 5

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  • Release on November 9, 2021
  • Developed by Turn 10 Studios and Playground Games
  • Listed by Xbox Game Studios

The latest installment in the Forza Horizon franchise launched a bit later than some of the other titles on this list, but it was worth the wait, taking the Horizon Festival to Mexico.

Forza Horizon 5, when it comes to depth, takes the top spot for a number of reasons. On the one hand, the main story follows a familiar path, full of errands, new barn finds, and stories to complete. The addition of the Accolade system makes the progression system very different, but also easier to understand and understand how to advance in the campaign. The FH5 offers more than 500 cars from manufacturers around the world, ranging from the hot vehicles on the market today to those that look like relics from the past.

Forza Horizon 5 also features a variety of different story-free modes, including competitive online races, Rivals races, as well as the return of Super7 and The Eliminator. FH5 is also bringing back weekly playlists, allowing users to quickly grab newly added vehicles and content updates that refresh things every now and then.

If there are two things that some – and by some we mean a lot – of work in the future might use, it’s servers and online features. However, when it comes to the single player mode, Forza Horizon 5 is pretty hard to beat. And 2022 is set to be exciting for the Forza Horizon 5 franchise as well, thanks to two exceptional DLC packages that will launch in the near future.

The rules on exercise, sporting events, children’s matches and gymnasiums in Wales from Boxing Day

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Wales will see new Covid regulations introduced from 6 a.m. on Boxing Day, which will affect various aspects of our lives as the Welsh government tries to slow the spread of Omicron.

Professional and grassroots sports, gym enthusiasts, fitness classes and children’s sports will all be affected.

Here’s a look at the new rules in Wales from December 26:

Professional sport

Professional sport in Wales will have to be played behind closed doors without fans.

This is a big blow as it would normally be one of the busiest times of the year for fans attending festive sporting events.

Welsh Rugby Union chief executive Martyn Phillips has estimated that every Welsh Derby or European match played without fans will result in a loss of more than £ 100,000 per match.

The Welsh government has announced a £ 3million spectator sports fund to support affected venues.

Read more: Welsh rugby boss warns of ‘potentially catastrophic situation’ amid fan ban

Gyms

From Boxing Day, Alert Level Two measures will mean that there will be a general social distancing requirement of two meters in all premises open to the public, where reasonable, and that of course includes gymnasiums. .

There is no limit for members who attend a gym if they exercise separately. See what this means for fitness classes below.

Indoor events

The maximum number of people who can assemble at an indoor event will be 30.

In athletic terms, this would probably apply most often to fitness and exercise classes.

Outdoor events

The maximum number of people that can meet at an outdoor event will be 50.

This will have an impact on the organized festive swims, with Porthcawl’s Christmas Day swim already canceled.

And the spectators?

There will be an exception for team sports which allows up to 50 spectators to gather and watch, in addition to those participating.

Read more: Mark Drakeford on why you can watch sport inside the pub but not outside at a stadium

Read more: Welsh government’s 50-spectator rule forces rugby clubs to ask how they’re going to watch it

What about children’s events?

There is also an exception for events involving children.

The Welsh government has said there are no limits on activities for the well-being or development of children under the age of 18.

Parkrun

Parkrun 5k events in Wales will be suspended from January 1. The junior parkrun, however, will continue for children between the ages of four and 14 due to an exemption for children’s events.

A parkrun statement said: “We know that some Welsh parkrun events regularly host less than 50 people, but it would take a very small influx (at a generally very busy time of year) for them to exceed the limit. “

They say the events scheduled for Christmas Day may go ahead as planned, but the events for January 1 will be canceled.

18 Indian referees selected for FIFA international list for 2022

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No less than 18 Indian referees have been selected from FIFA’s international refereeing list for 2022, the Indian Football Federation announced on Thursday. The long list includes officials qualified to be referees and assistant referees, the Indian Football Association said in a statement posted on its website. List members are eligible to serve internationally and also have the right to wear a FIFA badge on their uniform for the year they are enlisted.

Selection for the annual list is made through nominations sent by FIFA member countries and officials are required to pass a fitness test.

Of the 18 Indians selected, four are women (two referees and two assistant referees) and 14 men (six referees and eight assistant referees). List of selected Indian officials: Male referees: Tejas Nagvenkar, Srikrishna Coimbatore Ramaswamy, Rowan Arumughan, Crystal John, Pranjal Banerjee, Venkatesh Ramachandran.

Assistant referees men: Sumanta Dutta, Antony Abraham, Tony Joseph Louis, Vairamuthu Parasuraman, Samar Pal, Kennedy Sapam, Arun Sasidharan Pillai, Asit Kumar Sarkar.

Female referees: Ranjita Devi Tekcham, Kanika Barman.

Women assistant referees: Uvena Fernandes, Riiohlang Dhar.

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Another sporting events lockout looms

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Is it only a matter of time before more and more sporting events – international, national and local – are postponed, canceled or spectators banned due to positive Covid cases and/or lockdown measures? stricter containment?

he now fears that is the case.

As we write these words on Tuesday afternoon it was learned that the annual Munster v Leinster St Stephen’s Day rugby clash – in the United Rugby Championship as it is now known – has been postponed because Leinster, who have had dealing with Covid positives in their team for about three weeks, reported additional cases in their camp this week.

The Heineken Champions Cup was already postponed last week, including Leinster’s game against Montpellier last week, and the feeling now is that there will be further disruption over the coming weeks. News that the ever-anticipated old Leinster v Munster game on December 26 is now canceled would certainly suggest so.

Football too, particularly games in England, has been riddled with multiple Covid cases across several teams, leading to a series of postponements, including more than half of last weekend’s Premier League matches.

Much closer to home, Na Gaeil had to play their recent intermediate county final without Jack Barry because of Covid protocols, and with the number of cases averaging four to six thousand each day, it would be naïve to think that the sport will not continue to be negatively affected for the next few weeks, and dare we say months.

If we thought or hoped we were out of the woods a few months ago in terms of curbing the virus and returning to some sort of normalcy, sadly we seem to be back among the weeds.

Whether one agrees or not – or even appreciates why it was done – the government’s decision to shut down hospitality and impose more restrictions has not, it must be believed, was taken lightly. If health experts and the political powers that be find it necessary or desirable to increasingly keep apart, then what are the chances that crowds will be allowed to gather at sporting events that last much longer? long time ?

And that assumes teams have the numbers to play with. Last weekend the Clanmaurice camogie team were starved of players for their All-Ireland semi-final against Athleague, with Covid the reason for some of the absenteeism, and the grim reality is that situations like this are likely to be more the rule than the exception for the next few weeks. Concerns are that ‘weeks’ could become ‘months’ and we end up with, at best, games and fixtures behind closed doors, and at worst, no sport taking place at all.

Kerry’s footballers and bowlers are in action in the McGrath Cup and Munster Hurling Cup a few weeks from now, and although they don’t usually draw huge crowds, there will be keen interest to see who and what kind team player Jack O’Connor turns up for his first game as a football manager.

There is also the question of the Munster IHC final from Kilmoyley, and a week later Austin Stacks, Na Gaeil and Gneeveguilla in their respective provincial football finals.

There are just over five weeks until the start of the National Football League, and just over six before Dublin arrives in Tralee where crowds of over 12,000 are expected to gather at Austin Stack Park. The odds of that happening right now? No more than fifty-fifty in our book.

Are we pessimistic? Not really, just read the tea leaves, see the numbers and be realistic.

We’re not going to get into the nitty gritty of vaccinations here, and whether or not people should get vaccinated or have the absolute right not to if they choose. But there are consequences of not being vaccinated, and as the Premier League in particular have seen, a low vaccination rate equates to an increase in the number of positive cases.

Of course, vaccination doesn’t stop transmission of the virus, and it looks like the Omicron variant is slippery as a premium rugby half. But as long as the number of positive cases remains relatively high and the curve does not flatten, sport – even one that generates millions of euros – will be considered the non-essential luxury that it is.

That’s not to say sport doesn’t support lives and livelihoods. Of course it is. Beneath the thin layer of millionaires at the pinnacle of professional sport, there is a huge community of people earning roughly a living wage – everyone from the stadium announcer to the program salesman to the taxi driver and the freelance journalist.

Once again, a year, almost two years later, we find ourselves on the brink of a shutdown from the sports and games we love. Needless to say, we desperately hope it doesn’t come to that. We hope that our brilliant athletes, whether professional, semi-professional, amateur or simply recreational, will continue to do what they love to do and what we love to see them do.

Meanwhile, all the time, everyone can try to do the right thing. Wash the legs. Wear the mask correctly. Get away from each other. Take care of yourself and look out for others.

It’s a fucking cliche at this point, and we’re all tired of it, but until we’re all safe, none of us are safe.

Sports News Summary: Olympics-NHL advises players will not be able to participate in the Beijing Winter Games; Soccer-Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham reach League Cup semi-finals and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

Olympics-NHL says players will not be able to compete in Beijing Winter Games

The National Hockey League will not send its players to compete in the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to concerns about COVID-19, Commissioner Gary Bettman said on Wednesday as the league entered. in a hiatus following an outbreak of the Omicron variant.

“Unfortunately, given the profound disruption to the NHL’s regular season schedule caused by recent COVID-related events – 50 games have already been postponed until December 23 – Olympic participation is no longer possible,” said Bettman in a statement.

Soccer-Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham reach League Cup semi-finals

A well-changed Chelsea side with three teenage starters beat Brentford 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the League Cup semi-finals where they face London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. An own goal 10 minutes from Pontus Jansson’s time broke the deadlock in Brentford before a penalty from Jorginho sealed victory for Thomas Tuchel’s COVID team.

NBA summary: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander triple-double lifts Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s second career triple-double – 27 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds – led the Oklahoma City Thunder host to a 108-94 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. The Thunder have won three straight games, while the Nuggets have won three of their previous four games.

Football-Barcelona agree to sign Torres from Man City: BBC

Barcelona have reached a deal to sign Spain striker Ferran Torres from Premier League champions Manchester City for around € 55m ($ 62m), several British media have reported. Sky Sports and the BBC have both announced that Barca will pay City an additional € 10million for the 21-year-old Spain international.

Beijing Olympics organizers ‘regret’ withdrawal of NHL player

Beijing Olympics organizers expressed “regret” on Thursday after the National Hockey League said it would not allow its players to compete in the Winter Games due to the disruption in the league’s schedule. by the COVID-19 pandemic. Wednesday’s decision by the North American League, which agreed four months ago to let players travel to Beijing, means the Games will not see some of the best-known athletes face off in the Chinese capital of 4 to February 20.

China Expects COVID Cases Due to Games Arrivals, Reports Omicron Risk

Organizers of the Beijing Winter Olympics said Thursday they expected a “number” of COVID-19 cases in China due to foreigners arriving for the Games, and urged participants get vaccinated due to the spread of the Omicron variant. Officials also sought to allay concerns over participants’ health care caused by COVID as well as an accident last month during a luge training session at the Beijing site in which a Polish slider took suffered a serious injury to his leg.

Forensic pathologist: Vincent Jackson died of chronic alcohol consumption

Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson died in February due to chronic alcohol use, the Hillsborough County, Florida, medical examiner said on Wednesday. The medical examiner ruled the death “natural”. Jackson, who was 38, was found dead in a hotel room in Brandon, Florida.

NBA Imposes COVID Recall on Media and Staff of Closest Players

Media and other in-person league staff working near teams and players on game day are under a new mandate from the NBA to receive the COVID-19 reminder by January 5. In a note to NBA executives and the League of Governors Board of Directors, Senior Vice President for Player Matters, David Weiss outlined the updated protocol. It applies to all non-player personnel eligible to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as directed by the Centers for Disease Control.

Nets-Trail Blazers and Raptors-Bulls matches postponed due to player shortage

The Toronto Raptors game against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday and the Brooklyn Nets game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday have been postponed due to a shortage of players on visiting teams, the NBA said amid a rush. increase in COVID-19 cases. The NBA said on its website that the Nets had 10 players in health and safety protocols on Tuesday, with key players Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving among those on the roster.

Chinese ski simulator chain creates a buzz in winter sports

The announcement in 2015 that Beijing had won the 2022 Winter Olympics sparked an idea in the mind of Shanghai entrepreneur Ye Kai. This was achieved in 2018 when he opened a store focused on an indoor alpine simulator, essentially an oversized treadmill for training snowboarders and skiers. By teaming up with Austrian and Italian partners, he hoped to attract Chinese city dwellers looking for a taste of the slopes.

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Dutch bowler Shane Snater extends contract with Essex until 2023

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Dutch bowler Shane Snater has signed a new two-year contract with Essex County Cricket Club (ECCC), extending his stay with the team until 2023. After his first class debut in Essex against Worcestershire in April, Snater won 31 wickets in the county championship. at an average of 16.48.

“It was a special season for me after taking my place in the first team and I feel I was able to reward the faith shown with wickets and important runs with the bat,” Snater said in a statement according to the site. Essex Cricket Web. . “I can’t wait to see what the next two years have in store for me with both Essex and the Netherlands. I hope I can continue to play my role for the team so that we can strive to reclaim the county championship title and experience more white ball success, ”he added.

Snater played two ODIs and 13 T20Is for the Netherlands. He made his debut in August 2018 against Nepal and played his first T20I game in October 2019 against Bermuda. Essex head coach Anthony McGrath said: “Shane had to be patient for his opportunity with the amount of talent we have in our squad but he should be proud of the season he has had in an Essex jersey.

“We have always known the skills he could bring to the team and, although he missed part of the Royal London Cup with an injury, he has been one of our most consistent players. throughout the season, “he added. (ANI)

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Which sports games are the best holiday gift?

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If you’re looking to catch one of the biggest sports games this holiday season, there really are three favorites in FIFA 22, NBA 2K22, and Madden 22.

Even with all of them on sale until Christmas, you might only want to bite into one of these three to fill your playtime in the New Year.

FIFA 22 vs NBA 2K22 vs Madden 22: What is the best sports game as a holiday gift?

One of the biggest factors in which of these you decide to get won’t actually be the games themselves, but rather the console gamers who will be using them.

For PS5 and Xbox Series X | S gamers, the world is your oyster and all titles will be available in their truest and fullest forms.

Sadly, the same can’t be said, as current generation gamers on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch will want to avoid NBA 2K22.

Despite being a solid installment, the title lacks huge features like The City and is severely hampered when not playing the next gen version.

THE CITY: Don’t get excited for the new mode if you’re on the current generation

If you are on Nintendo Switch, you better spend your money on one of their styled local sports titles like Mario Tennis Aces or Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

For Nintendo Switch gamers who insist on a more traditional sports experience, you’d better get last year’s NBA 2K21 or FIFA 21 for much less, as this year’s Switch installments just aren’t worth their price. .

The real gem for PC gamers would be Football Manager 2022, but among the big three sports titles it’s FIFA 22 that takes a slight edge on PC over NBA 2K22 and Madden 22.

When it comes to players on Xbox One or PS4, you will still be missing some next-gen features, but Madden 22 and FIFA 22 are stronger on the current gen than the lower current-gen NBA 2K22 alongside the same title on PS5. and Xbox Series X | S.

If you’re still undecided after factoring in your favorite sport and your console’s influence on the game that stands out, let’s take a look at what makes each title shine this year.

FIFA 22 vs NBA 2K22 vs Madden 22: what did they do better?

While we’ve touched on its struggles on the current gen, NBA 2K22 has taken a big step forward for the series this year on the next gen.

The City, a huge online-only career mode that makes basketball appear to have been ported into a GTA-style RPG, is the star of NBA 2K22.

Madden 22 has struggled in many areas this year, but Franchise Mode at least makes the right choices since adding an improved scouting system.

THE NFL PROJECT: Franchising and Boy Scouting are Madden’s strong points this year

There are still more Franchise updates to come in the next few months, but even with some clear improvements that could be made down the line, Franchise is where Madden 22 shines the most.

Finally, FIFA 22 has made the biggest strides forward in actual base gameplay this year, with our FIFA 22 review emphasizing that this is “real football rather than another arcade-style simulation.” .

When the dust cleared, here are the ratings our reviewers gave these three sports game behemoths (for their ideal Next Gen builds):

Ten of the best sports games on Xbox

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In our very first “either” entry, we have FIFA 22 and Football Manager 22. In both cases, most know exactly what they’re getting. FIFA 22 is a football simulation that brings unrivaled realism to the pitch (sorry, not sorry, eFootball 22). This year not much has changed in career, FIFA Ultimate Team, pro clubs or player careers beyond cosmetic changes. However, a slower pace of play, the realistic look of the animations, insane value for money, and a very sticky gameplay loop really helped make this one of the best entries in years. Since launch, the microtransaction popup rate has become more noticeable in Ultimate Team, so keep an eye out for that. However, it’s perfect for a bit of on-field soccer fun that looks better than ever on Xbox Series X.

FIFA 22 Xbox Series X | S

Play FIFA 22, get a Next Generation Player Item *.
Powered by Football ™, EA SPORTS ™ FIFA 22 on Xbox Series X | S advances the game with revolutionary next-generation HyperMotion technology that elevates every moment on the pitch.

Meanwhile, Football Manager 2022 doesn’t care about your little graphics or what you understand. No, these are raw numbers and menus. It’s as cheesy as Red Bull Leipzig’s scouting department, as deep as the Chelsea squad and as layered as a Pep Guardiola tactical plan. You take on the role of manager in any club in the football pyramid and start shaping it in your image. Getting signatures can be a hassle, developing a plan of attack on the pitch can take all night, and reorganizing your staff and rotation of roster in the club is a really back-breaking business. But, you better believe this is the shine of football for football purists. Come in, son.

Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition

Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition

Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition returns after last season’s successful campaign, letting you speed through the seasons while competing for the biggest prizes in the game while maintaining the quality and finesse of the full simulation experience.
New features, game upgrades and license updates will be unveiled in early October on our social media. Follow each other to stay ahead of the game.
Xbox FM22 harnesses the power of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere technology, allowing you to seamlessly transfer your progress between your Windows 10 PC and any Xbox console using the same Xbox Live profile.
Description of the game
• Manage in the biggest nations and leagues in the world, offering unforgettable moments to the fans of your club.
• Let your behind-the-scenes team fuel your recruiting by signing global superstars and identifying tomorrow’s wonders around which you can build a dynasty.
• The world’s most popular play styles and formations are just a click away, so you can get started fast and pick up speed through the seasons.
• Savor the Matchday action, time your big tactical calls to perfection while achieving crucial wins. You can also simulate your progress and speed through your devices using the “Instant Result” option.

PCB will offer a 100pc purse, a stipend for young cricketers

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday that it will offer a 100% scholarship and a stipend of PKR 30,000 per month to young cricketers under the age of 11, 14, 16 and 19. The 67th Pakistan Cricket Board Governing Council (BoG) meeting was held in Karachi on Tuesday.

Through strategic partnerships, the PCB will award 100 contracts to the most outstanding and brilliant cricketers under the age of 11, 14, 16 and 19. Under this program, talented young cricketers will receive a stipend of PKR 30,000 per month and also earn a 100 percent scholarship, which will give them access to free education at a leading local educational institution. which, in turn, will help them grow into healthy individuals. The PCB will appoint highly qualified resident foreign coaches to the National High Performance Center. These coaches will work closely with 100 teenage cricketers to nurture, develop and prepare them for future events, including PSL U19, which is marked for October 2022. These coaches will also be available to assist and support the players. of elite and emerging cricket.

“In order to create a long-term sustainable process, it is essential that we continue to harness, stimulate and motivate the passion and talent of young people for cricket, while focusing on a bottom-up approach to participation and trying to bridge the wide divide between the tracks and the course of cricket in Pakistan, ”PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said, according to the official PCB statement. “We believe that our Junior Contracts and Cricket Foundation initiatives will now play a decisive role in ensuring that the raw talents of Pakistan’s most remote and less privileged regions reach their full potential,” he added.

The BoG has approved the club review process for 3,822 clubs, which participated in the first registration of cricket clubs, in 90 cricket associations in the city during the first half of 2022. The club review process will be available on the PCB company website under Documents / PCB Model Constitutions next week. In view of the fact that a long and demanding period of international cricket awaits the Pakistani men’s cricket team, an in-depth discussion on managing the player’s workload took place. The BoG asked the PCB leadership to explore options and come up with suggestions on how elite cricketers can conserve their energies for Pakistan by staying extremely fit, injury-free and cool.

The BoG appreciated the performance of the Pakistan National Men’s Cricket Team and felt they came close to meeting their fans’ expectations in the last quarter of 2021 with their courage, determination and positive attitude. . (ANI)

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UK advertising watchdog hits Arsenal football club for crypto tokens

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Britain’s publicity watchdog on Wednesday berated Arsenal football club on the website and Facebook ads of its ‘fan tokens,’ a type of cryptocurrency that has exploded in popularity this year. The Advertising Standards Agency https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/arsenal-football-club-plc-a21-1121873-arsenal-football-club-plc.html said two announcements released by Arsenal in August were “Misleading” because they did not clearly state the risk of trading cryptocurrencies, possible tax implications, or that these tokens are not regulated in Britain.

He said the ads should not appear in the same form again. Fan Tokens allow supporters of various football and other sports clubs to vote on minor decisions such as the song played in matches after a goal has been scored or images used on social media.

Tokens, which can be traded on exchanges like other cryptocurrencies, are subject to sharp price swings and often have little to do with performance in the field. North London-based Arsenal ran promotions on their website and Facebook promoting the tokens, the ASA said, with details of how supporters could purchase the tokens through a separate cryptocurrency. The ASA said Arsenal’s ads were “irresponsible because they took advantage of the inexperience or gullibility of consumers and trivialized investment in crypto assets.”

An Arsenal spokesperson said he was seeking an independent review of the decision and would “make efforts to comply” with the watchdog’s directives. “We take our responsibilities in marketing to our fans very seriously,” said the spokesperson. “We have carefully reviewed communications to fans regarding our promotions and provided information regarding financial risks.”

Arsenal had told the ASA that fan tokens were designed to stimulate fan participation and were “materially different” from other cryptocurrencies used as a form of payment. It is one of a number of sports clubs that are using alternative sources of income to fight the pandemic, which consultancy firm Deloitte says has caused the revenues of Europe’s top 20 clubs to drop 12% over the course of of the last season.

Many fans and supporters’ associations have dismissed the tokens as offering only superficial participation which adds to the already rising costs of monitoring their teams. Others, however, say they appreciate a new way to engage with their teams.

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Coronavirus crackdown hits social and sporting events – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: December 21, 2021 at 5:53 PM

Ernest Peets, Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports (file photo)

Group sizes allowed under large group exemptions have been reduced and additional restrictions have been placed on events already approved due to an increase in coronavirus infections.

At a press conference this afternoon on Covid, Ernest Peets, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, said approvals for large groups would be limited to groups of 100 for events in outdoor or 50 for indoor events starting Thursday.

Events which are a mix of indoor and outdoor will be limited to 50 people.

Dr Peets said: “This will apply to all future applications for now.

“Previously approved events can continue with their approved numbers, although we recommend that event organizers keep group sizes as small as possible. “

He added that the exemptions approved earlier should follow the curfew and that events should end in time to allow people to return home before the curfew begins.

Dr Peets warned that people who attended big events – even those approved before the crackdown – should provide a clear antigen test taken that day in addition to a valid SafeKey.

“For sporting events, this means spectators have to produce both a SafeKey and an antigen test.

“For the sport group, made up of athletes and officials, the return-to-play testing framework will remain in effect as a requirement to train and compete.”

Dr Peets added, “The ministry recognizes that some large group events were approved before announcing these protocols. We are very aware of the impact they can have on the organizers.

“However, these precautions are essential to ensure the safety of all of us, and antigen testing enables hosts and participants to practice personal responsibility and social solidarity to keep events safe.”

He said the government takes action when it receives reports from the public that an event did not follow SafeKey’s guidelines.

“I can assure you that the enforcement team, when notified of any shortcomings related to the proper implementation of SafeKey, these situations are addressed immediately.

“But of course we need the public to be aware of what is required and, when there are situations where it is not implemented properly, we are properly informed so that we can take the necessary action. . “

Dr Peets said the Covid-19 pandemic had severely affected cultural and sporting events over the past two years and that it was “disheartening” to have to impose further restrictions.

“My ministry fully appreciates the health and social benefits of sport and culture and their importance.

“Nonetheless, we have to balance this with the country’s need to ensure the security of all.”

More information on guidelines and conditions for large groups, including SafeKey requirements and guidelines for number of participants, is available online at www.gov.bm.

Sports News Roundup: Chelsea disappointed with team exhaustion but ready for the challenge; South Africa focused on winning over India despite issues off the pitch and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

Cricket-South Africa focused on winning over India despite problems off the pitch

Test captain Dean Elgar has said he will not let allegations of racist behavior exposed at Cricket in South Africa in recent months become an excuse for failure as his team prepare to host India in a series of three matches starting on Sunday. Cricket manager Graeme Smith, who denies the allegations, and national team coach Mark Boucher were among a number of ASC employees implicated in “tentative findings” made by the mediator for the social justice and nation-building over alleged past discrimination.

Soccer-Chelsea disappointed by an exhausted team but ready to take up the challenge – Tuchel

Chelsea must “find solutions” on the pitch despite not having a full squad, manager Thomas Tuchel said on Tuesday, as the London side face the busy end-of-year game period in short multiple players due to injury or COVID-19. Chelsea had just four outfielders on the bench for the goalless draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday after seven of their team tested positive for the coronavirus.

Football-AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic injured for Empoli – Pioli game

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the latest club player to be sent off with injury, Stefano Pioli said on Tuesday, as the Rossoneri look to end a recent winless streak against Empoli before the winter break . The Rossoneri have lost important figures like Simon Kjaer, Ante Rebic, Olivier Giroud, Rafael Leao and Davide Calabria to injury in recent weeks, and the absences have coincided with a drop in form.

Tennis-Bencic tests positive for COVID-19 after Abu Dhabi event, shows “severe symptoms”

Olympic tennis champion Belinda Bencic tested positive for COVID-19 after her trip to Abu Dhabi and is showing “severe symptoms,” she said on Tuesday, a day after Rafa Nadal announced he also had tested positive. Both players had traveled to Abu Dhabi to participate in the Mubadala Tennis World Championship exhibition event last week. Nadal also said he was having “unpleasant times” after testing positive upon his return to Spain.

Alpine Skiing-Shiffrin wins the 72nd Courchevel Giant Slalom World Cup

American Mikaela Shiffrin crushed the opposition in Tuesday’s giant slalom in Courchevel, France to claim her 72nd Alpine Skiing World Cup victory. The 26-year-old was in a league of her own in the first round at the French resort and kept things under control in the second to secure her third World Cup victory this season and the second in a giant slalom .

Football-PSG must change tactics with Mbappe and Neymar unavailable – Pochettino

Paris St Germain will look to end the year on a high when they face Lorient in the last game of the year, but must change their tactics with Neymar still injured and Kylian Mbappe suspended, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday. PSG lead the standings with 45 points while Lorient, threatened with relegation, is 19th before the final match before a short winter break.

Swimming Canada’s MacNeil sets world short course record in 50m backstroke

Canada’s Maggie MacNeil set a world short course record in the women’s 50-meter backstroke to win gold at the world championships in Abu Dhabi. MacNeil, who won gold in the 100m butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics, clocked 25.27 to reduce Kira Toussaint’s mark by 0.33 seconds on Monday.

Racing-Latifi speaks out after death threats following Abu Dhabi crash

Canada’s Nicholas Latifi spoke out on Tuesday after receiving death threats and online abuse following a crash at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 12 which led to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to claim the title Formula 1 and Lewis Hamilton to miss. The Williams driver pulled out the safety car late in the race, with a procedural change giving Verstappen the opportunity to overtake Mercedes’ Hamilton on the final lap.

Soccer-Spurs may appeal UEFA decision after Europa Conference League exit – Conte

Tottenham Hotspur could appeal UEFA’s decision to eliminate them from the Europa Conference League and are confident they will overturn the verdict, manager Antonio Conte said on Tuesday. Spurs were eliminated from the competition on Monday after European football’s governing body decided they must forgo their last group game against Rennes, which was called off due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the club Londoner.

Football- ‘Absurd’ playing twice in four days given COVID, says Liverpool’s Lijnders

Liverpool deputy manager Pepijn Lijnders said on Tuesday it was “absurd” for Liverpool to have to play two games in four days given the number of COVID-19 cases and injuries at the club. The Anfield side drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur in the league on Sunday and will face Leicester City at home on Wednesday in the League Cup quarter-final.

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Embrace that sportsmanship with Winter Sports Games – 4K Edition on Xbox

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Ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics in February 2022 (yes, it’s sort of almost February 2022!), the Joindots team is celebrating this oft-overlooked Olympic occasion with Winter Sports Games – 4K Edition.

Now available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One (PlayStation players will have to wait until December 22 for this one), Winter Sports Games – 4K Edition may not let you play all of the events commonly seen at the Olympic Games. winter, but the six selected are true classics.

First up we have downhill skiing, which will see you accelerate and brake carefully to ensure a safe but fast descent down the slope, in the hopes of seeing you strike gold. Next up is the equally adrenaline-pumping luge, which involves some serious button swipes to see you hit the top speeds around the chicanes on the track. Third, and a favorite whenever the Winter Olympics are held, is ski jumping where, well, you jump really far on skis!

Complementing alpine skiing is its more refined cousin, giant slalom, as tight turns are required to clear each checkpoint on the way to the finish. Likewise, if you feel a little lonely on the Luge, the Bobsled is another event available on Winter Sports Games – 4K Edition. Finally, and of course, you can’t forget the real big sport – curling!

With five difficulty levels to work through, the object of the game here is to win gold in each sport. Or, of course, you can battle against 3 others in local multiplayer, to be the best in the house.

Winter Sports Games – 4K Edition is available now on Xbox Series X|S (fully optimized) and Xbox One for £24.99 – find it on the Xbox Store, with a release on PlayStation on December 22. And if that’s just not enough sports action for you, Joindots has also released Summer Sports Games – 4K Edition back in September.

See you soon on the slopes!

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Head to the snow! It doesn’t matter whether you prefer skiing, bobsledding or tobogganing on the ice rink, or relaxing by sliding the stones on the ice while curling – there is certainly something for everyone here. There are six exciting disciplines to win tournaments and complete challenges. You can play alone or with up to four players on the couch – and all without getting a runny nose after the competition!

Aberdeen says limiting crowds at sporting events over the festive period will cost them £500,000

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Less than one percent of scheduled sporting events in Russia canceled this year — Minister – Sport

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MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. Less than one percent of all scheduled sporting events in Russia have been canceled in 2021 due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin said on Tuesday.

“The number of canceled tournaments in 2021 is less than one percent,” Matytsin said. “Last year, this figure was around 50%”

Many sports tournaments have been canceled in Russia in 2020 as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19. Russia has canceled championships in cross-country skiing, fencing, judo and many other sports.

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In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a previously unknown pneumonia outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Since then, cases of the new coronavirus – named COVID-19 by the WHO – have been reported in all corners of the world, including in Russia.

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, more than 275,882,650 people have been infected worldwide and more than 5,379,560 deaths have been reported. Moreover, so far more than 247,611,280 people have recovered from the disease across the world.

Michael Hogan to retire after Glamorgan’s Year of Testimony in 2022

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Glamorgan County Cricket Club (GCCC) cricketer Michael Hogan has announced he will retire from the game after his year of testimony in 2022. According to Glamorgan, the veteran Australian player initially got a testimony at the club in 2020, but he has been postponed twice. due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Glamorgan Cricket has said that since arriving from Australia in 2012, Hogan has been the mainstay of the club’s bowling attack. “I am extremely grateful to the club for postponing my testimonial and allowing me to hold it next year. It has been a tough few years on and off the pitch, but winning the Royal London Cup made it worth it. barely, “Hogan said in a statement. according to the Glamorgan Cricket website.

“The atmosphere at Trent Bridge was truly amazing and the support we received and the scenes at the end will always live with me. I would like to thank the club and our members for being so incredibly welcoming to me and my family during the course. the last ten years, “he added. Hogan has made 248 appearances for Welsh County in all formats, scalping 589 wickets and earlier this year he became just the 22nd Glamorgan pitcher to take over 400 first-class wickets for the club.

In 2017, he won the best career First Class game numbers of 10/87 against Kent in Canterbury. Hogan was named Glamorgan Player of the Year in 2013 and 2014 and received his Glamorgan cap in 2013. He was also named the club’s skipper in 2018 and led the County Championship that year with 45 wickets. (ANI)

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ATK Mohun Bagan appoints Juan Ferrando as head coach

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Indian Super League (ISL) club ATK Mohun Bagan confirmed Juan Ferrando’s appointment as head coach on Monday. This development comes as Antonio Habbas was sacked from ATK head coach Mohun Bagan after some disappointing results.

“THE NEW ERA BEGINS! Welcome ATK Mohun Bagan, Juan Ferrando,” tweeted ATK Mohun Bagan hilt. Earlier, Ferrando, the head coach of FC Goa, had resigned from his post, the club confirmed in a press release on Monday.

Assistant coach Clifford Miranda will take charge of the interim first team. “We are very disappointed to lose Juan. His decision to leave the club was rather unexpected and came as a surprise, especially at this point in the season, where we are in the middle of the season,” said the director of football, Ravi Puskur. said according to the ISL website.

“We are particularly disappointed that we were kept in the dark until yesterday morning, when he expressed his desire to leave the club. However, once he declared his position and the release clause was activated, we found ourselves with little alternative. I wish Juan the best for his future, “he added. ATK Mohun Bagan are currently in seventh position on the points table with eight points from six matches. (ANI)

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ISL: Juan Ferrando to step down as FC Goa head coach

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Juan Ferrando, FC Goa’s head coach, has resigned from his post, the club confirmed in a press release on Monday. Assistant coach Clifford Miranda will take charge of the interim first team.

“We are very disappointed to lose Juan. His decision to leave the club was rather unexpected and came as a surprise, especially at this point in the season, where we are in the middle of the season,” said the director of football, Ravi Puskur. said according to the ISL website. “We are particularly disappointed that we were kept in the dark until yesterday morning, when he expressed his desire to leave the club. However, once he declared his position and the release clause was activated, we found ourselves with little alternative. I wish Juan the best for his future, “he added.

Ferrando, in his only full season with FC Goa in the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) campaign has guided the Gaurs to the semi-finals. He also led the club on their first and historic continental trip to the AFC Champions League, where FC Goa finished third in group E. Ferrando led FC Goa for 28 matches in ISL where he was supervised nine wins, 16 draws and just six losses.

The Gaurs have played attractive football under the Spaniard and have been to some of the most exciting matches in ISL. FC Goa are currently in eighth place in the table with two wins, one draw and three losses.

Miranda’s first game in charge will see them face Odisha FC at Tilak Maidan Stadium on Friday. (ANI)

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Major sporting events canceled, postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases – 101 ESPN

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(NEW YORK) – With an increase in COVID-19 cases across the country alongside the spread of the new omicron variant, several major events this week have been postponed or canceled.

New York and Washington, DC on Friday and Wednesday, respectively, reported the most COVID-19 cases in a single day, breaking their pandemic records.

The NBA announced Sunday that it has postponed five upcoming games “due to players and staff entering NBA health and safety protocols.”

The postponed games include three on Sunday, the Denver Nuggets at the Brooklyn Nets, the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Philadelphia 76ers. Monday’s game between the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors as well as Tuesday’s game between the Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets have also been postponed.

The NFL postponed three games Friday, including moving Saturday’s game between the Cleveland Browns and Las Vegas Raiders to Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

All members of the organization who have recently tested positive have been vaccinated, according to a statement from Cleveland Browns senior vice president of communications Peter John-Baptiste.

Sunday’s games between the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles and between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks have been rescheduled for Tuesday.

In a statement, the NFL said it made these schedule changes “based on medical advice” after “seeing a novel, highly transmissible form of the virus.”

This trend is also seen in other sports, as the NHL announced earlier that it was rescheduling all Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers games until at least Christmas weekend in the middle of an outbreak of COVID-19.

The organization highlighted the increase in positive cases over the past two days and the continued spread of COVID-19 as a concern.

The Calgary Flames, who have already had six games postponed, will not play until Dec. 23.

On Saturday, the NHL also announced that Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators games will be postponed until at least Dec. 26 due to rising COVID-19 cases. The move impacts four Bruins games and three Predators games.

Additionally, Saturday night’s Toronto-Vancouver game and Sunday’s Arizona-Vancouver and Toronto-Seattle games were postponed after “a number” of Toronto and Vancouver players signed up for COVID-19 protocols at the past two days, the league said.

On Sunday, the NHL announced that all games between American and Canadian teams scheduled for December 20-23 will be postponed and rescheduled.

Several college basketball games this weekend have also been called off, including No. 18 Tennessee vs. Memphis, Iona vs. No. 16 Seton Hall, No. 4 UCLA vs. North Carolina, No. 23 Colorado State vs. Tulsa and No. 15 Ohio State vs. No. 21 Kentucky. No. 2 Duke actually saw two games canceled after trying to schedule matchups against Cleveland State and then Loyola (Maryland), but each fell through due to virus concerns. Seton Hall, enjoying one of its best seasons in decades, already lost its conference opener to rival St. John’s on Monday also due to a shortage of healthy players.

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BBL: Sydney Thunder rope in Pakistan, leader Muhammad Hasnain

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Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder announced the signing of Pakistani point guard Muhammad Hasnain on Monday. Hasnain joins a Thunder team that already includes rhythm bowlers Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Saqib Mahmood, Chris Tremain, Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu and Brendan Doggett.

According to Thunder’s Ben Cutting, who played alongside the youngster in Quetta, Hasnain is certain to “rush” a lot of BBL hitters – if the opportunity presents itself. “He plays fast; easily 150 km / h. He’s a lovely young boy, and his home team are keen on him learning the game and also come here and play fast,” Cutting said on the site. Sydney Thunder Web. .

“Muhammad is going to love bowling in Australia. We have faster pitches and bigger boundaries – conditions which are much more conducive to bowling fast than in Pakistan,” he added. In 2019, Hasnain declared his arrival as a future star in 2019 when, at just 19, he entered the sport’s record books as the youngest bowler to score a hat-trick in a T20I match.

The Sydney Thunder have won two of the four current BBL games and will then meet the Sydney Sixers on December 26. (ANI)

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Assam Cricket Association will focus on infrastructure development: Officials

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The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) is focused on developing grassroots infrastructure rather than hosting international matches as flagship events, its officials said on Sunday.

He is also ensuring transparency in all his financial transactions after charges of embezzlement against the state’s apex cricket body under his former regime, they added.

Addressing a press conference at the end of its general meeting here, ACA President Romen Dutta said: “We have taken a number of decisions to strengthen cricket’s infrastructure as well as to increase our membership count. ” The State Cricket Academy and the club to reconnect with our former players, employees and technical staff were also given during the meeting, ” he added.

Elaborating on the decisions, ACA Secretary Devajit Saikia said: “We plan to develop a cricket infrastructure at the local level and address shortages at all levels.” Matches are events, but our goal is to strengthen our own base and produce top notch players, ” he said.

Saikia added that the state would get their next big international game in October based on the BCCI’s game allocation rotation system, although it could also be as early as next March that Guwahati will get their next international game.

He further said the ACA was not too keen on hosting international matches due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, as these are often canceled at the last moment or must be played in front of empty stands.

Among the key decisions made at Sunday’s meeting was granting the affiliation to Majuli, making them the ninth team to play under the ACA, Saikia said.

The constitution of the State Cricket Academy was also passed and a committee, led by former player Rajinder Singh, was formed to move it forward, he said.

The academy will look after the professional training needs of cricketers as well as professionals associated with the sport in the state.

A residential facility accommodating 50 people as part of the academy is also being considered, the ACA secretary added.

The final form of the ’91 Yards’ club, through which the ACA will reconnect and bring together former cricketers, staff and state technical experts, was also approved at the meeting, he said. he declares.

The ACA has already started several tournaments at the club and district level. We will be hosting a college level and an office league early next year, ” he added.

When asked if any suspected financial anomalies within ACA during the tenure of the previous executive committee were in the general meeting, Saikia said: “ There was no discussion on this matter on Sunday. . We discussed it to the point in our last executive on August 28. ‘ACA handed over their report to the police and they have already started to act,’ ‘he said.

Former ACA secretary Pradip Buragohain was arrested on Wednesday on allegations of embezzlement during his term from 2016 to 2019 and is currently in police custody.

Saikia further claimed that a transparent accounting mechanism has been put in place, including requiring the ACA to upload details of any transaction over one lakh to its website.

“We make sure that the accounts are neat to the best of our ability and if anyone finds any wrongdoing, we ask them to bring it to our attention,” he added.

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Major sporting events in Houston: December 20-26, 2021

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Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 20 through Sunday, December 26, 2021.

This week, the sporting action in the city is rather light with the holidays hitting the weekends.

Still, if you need to scratch the itch and find a moment, there’s some exciting college basketball as well as a Texans clash against a burgeoning Chargers team.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 3 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Texas A & M-Corpus Christi at Fertitta Center | Tuesday, December 21 – Heading into this game, the women’s basketball team are on a three-game winning streak and will be looking to extend it to the Corpus Christi Islanders. Tickets range from $ 10 to $ 25. 1 p.m.
  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Texas State Bobcats at Fertitta Center | Wednesday 22 December – After a largely successful November to start the year, the nationally ranked Coogs will face the Bobcats in their final game before facing off against Conference opponents for the remainder of the season. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 50, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs. Los Angeles Chargers at NRG Stadium | Sunday 26 December –2020 Rookie of the Year quarterback Justin Herbert is just one of many roster highlights for this up-and-coming Chargers team looking to end the season strong against the Texans. Tickets range from $ 34 to over $ 250, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Midday.

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Football-Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo buys Cruzeiro in second division

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Retired Real Madrid and Brazil striker Ronaldo has bought a controlling stake in his former club Cruzeiro, the bank advising on the purchase said on Saturday. Ronaldo, who played for Cruzeiro as a teenager in the early 1990s before becoming one of the most successful center forward in football history, struck the deal with help from Bank of Brazilian investment XP.

The deal, which was carried out through Ronaldo’s Tara Sports company and is still subject to what the bank called “a series of conditions,” sees the 45-year-old investing 400 million reais (70 million dollars) at the Belo Horizonte club, who spent two years in the Brazilian second division. “I am so happy to have completed this transaction,” he said in a quote on the O Globo website, adding that he wanted to “give back to Cruzeiro and take them to where they deserve to be”.

This is the second foray into the direction of the former PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona and Corinthians forward. Ronaldo bought a 51% stake in Spanish club Real Valladolid in 2018. Neither he nor Cruzeiro provided meaningful details, but XP said in a statement “that he is seeking to help the Brazilian football industry. to professionalize, to capitalize and to open up new opportunities “.

Ronaldo posted a blue heart and a fox – Cruzeiro’s mascot – on Twitter, and a club spokesperson confirmed the deal. The club have also told their fans they are “phenomenal”, in apparent reference to Ronaldo’s nickname as a player, “Ronaldo Fenomeno”.

The deal comes months after Brazil’s Congress approved a law allowing football clubs, historically owned by fans and closed to outside investors, to become businesses. “This is the first step in a relevant new front for the investment banking market in Brazil, the land of football,” said José Berenguer, CEO of Banco XP.

“I have no doubt that this is a transformation in the history of Brazilian sport. We will have stronger clubs, with a capacity for global investment. Brazilian football will never be the same again. ” ($ 1 = 5.6959 reais)

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Sber and NMG create joint venture to broadcast sporting events – Business & Economy

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MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. Sberentertainment Group and the National Media Group (NMG) holding company have established a joint venture named Telesport Group, which will acquire the rights to broadcast the biggest international sports events on the territory of Russia, Sberentertainment’s press service told TASS.

“Sberentertainment’s share in the registered capital of the new company amounts to 80%. NMG will hold 20%. It is planned that the company will directly acquire the rights to the largest international sporting events for broadcasting on Russian territory”, said the press. said the service.

The joint venture will be led by Telesport founder and owner Petr Makarenko and his team will join the company. “The transition from the Telesport team to the created joint venture will help maximize the effects of the opportunities and experience of all parties,” Makarenko told TASS.

Sporting events in Telesport’s portfolio are the 2022 and 2024 Olympics, the 2026 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Cups, Mixed Martial Arts tournaments and other events.

“We will be able, in partnership with NMG, to simultaneously satisfy the public’s interest in sports in the digital environment and in the traditional TV viewing format,” said Sberentertainment’s press service. The National Media Group also believes that world-class sporting events will be better presented in the Russian market in partnership with Sberentertainment.

NFL-League postpones three games due to COVID-19

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The National Football League has postponed games for the first time in any season due to COVID-19 outbreaks that have necessitated the postponement of three upcoming competitions from the weekend to early next week, announced on Friday. the league.

The Cleveland Browns, who were scheduled to face the Las Vegas Raiders in a Week 15 meeting on Saturday, will now host the game on Monday, the NFL said in a press release. The Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams and Washington Football Team-Philadelphia Eagles games that were originally scheduled for Sunday will now take place on Tuesday.

The move by the NFL, which has discussed the measures with the NFL Players Association, comes as the highly contagious Omicron variant threatens to escalate an already alarming wave of COVID-19 cases in North America. “We have made these schedule changes based on medical advice and after discussion with the NFLPA, as we are seeing a new, highly transmissible form of the virus this week, resulting in a substantial increase in cases in the league,” said the NFL in a statement. Release.

Cleveland, which is one game away from first place in the AFC North Division, placed around 20 players, including their two quarterbacks, on the reserve / COVID-19 roster this week. Former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller was one of nine Rams added to the reserve / COVID-19 roster on Thursday, according to the NFL website, with a total of 25 franchise players. on the list.

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke was placed on the roster on Friday amid reports the team now has more than 20 players on the roster.

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Soccer-Man City’s Guardiola tests negative for COVID-19 – reports

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has tested negative for COVID-19, British media reported, after an inconclusive test earlier Friday prompted the club to cancel their pre-match press conference.

Guardiola had traveled to Barcelona earlier this week to attend Sergio Aguero’s press conference when the former City forward announced his retirement https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/barcelona-striker- aguero-announces-retirement-due-heart- condition-2021-12-15 from football due to heart disease. Saturday’s game at St James’ Park between league leaders City and 19th Newcastle United is one of five games played this weekend after several games were postponed https://www.reuters.com / lifestyle / sports / brentfords-frank- calls-premier-league-break-covid-cases-rise-2021-12-16 due to outbreaks of COVID-19 at various clubs.

“It’s not easy to go to Newcastle and get a result so we will need the whole team and I hope we are strong enough to get the points,” Guardiola said on the website of City. “Newcastle are a very tough opponent. People will talk about our place in the table or where we are in the table, but when you go to Newcastle you know what kind of game to expect.

“Now they have a new manager in Eddie (Howe) and we know how good a manager he is. They had a tough start to the season but they’re a good team with good players and a top manager.” Guardiola added that everyone was in good shape and available for the trip except for Spain striker Ferran Torres, whose foot injury is expected to keep him out until the New Year.

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Rose from Soccer-Dortmund demands instant improvement against Hertha

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Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose has told his players they need to improve for Saturday’s game at Hertha Berlin, their last of the year, to turn a decent first half of the season into a better one. Dortmund’s 3-0 win on Wednesday against Greuther Fuerth kept them in second place, six points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Rose, however, criticized his team for what he said was their poor overall performance. The Bundesliga enters a three-week winter break after the weekend games and resumes on January 7.

“We have to do it differently (than against Fuerth),” Rose said at an online press conference Friday. “Otherwise it will be difficult to get anything out of this game in Berlin. We have to improve, be cleaner and not complicate our lives, especially when we have possession.”

“With the ball we made too many mistakes against Fuerth, easy mistakes and we had too little push towards goal.” Dortmund’s victory over Fuerth was their first in three league games. Hertha are in poorer form and firmly engaged in a relegation battle, in 14th place and only one point away from the relegation playoff spot.

Despite the arrival of coach Tayfun Korkut at the end of November to replace Pal Dardai, the Berliners have yet to achieve just one victory in their last seven league games. “But they can trip us up,” Rose said. “They have a lot of quality in the team, a lot of individual quality.”

“We played a decent first half and we can improve it a bit with success (Saturday) and that has to be our goal,” said Rose.

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New NPHET recommendations would have a huge impact on sporting events this Christmas

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New recommendations from the National Public Health Emergency Team would have a huge impact on sporting events over the Christmas period if implemented by the government.

NPHET recommended that from Monday, sports gatherings be among the events that should not take place after 5 p.m. and that capacity be reduced to 50%, or 5,000 people, for outdoor fixtures.

Munster and Leinster are currently set to face off on St. Stephen’s Day at 7.35pm, with Ulster facing Connacht no earlier than 5.15pm, but different public health advice applies in the North. Other inter-provincial games are expected to take place on New Year’s Day.

Meanwhile, in horse racing, the Leopardstown Christmas Festival is due to take place from December 26-29, with 6,000 tickets sold for each of the first three days of the meeting.

The Cabinet is expected to meet later on Friday to discuss the latest advice from NPHET.

Speaking on RTE Radio 1’s Morning Ireland, Minister for Transport, Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan said crowds “should be smaller” at sporting events during the winter season. holidays.

He commented: “It presents huge difficulties. If you watch the Leinster rugby team yesterday, they must be disgusted with the decision of having to forfeit their game (against Montpellier).

“It’s the same thing I know for organizers like Leopardstown and Fairyhouse. I would like the events to still happen and yes the crowds will have to be smaller based on good health advice.”

Minister Ryan added: “We can, and I think we still should, hopefully have all football games and races, but they will and should be smaller crowds. Yes, I think it will feature real difficulties for the organizers, but I think it’s something we’re going to have to ask them what they can do.

“And better to still have the events, in my mind, so I can watch them on TV as well for everyone at home rather than canceling them. I think that’s a better approach.”

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State proposals would require national anthem at professional sports games – CBS Miami

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — The state Senate and House will consider a proposal that would require Florida professional sports teams receiving government assistance to play the U.S. national anthem before every home game.

Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, filed a measure Thursday (SB 1298) that would prohibit government agencies from entering into deals with professional teams without written verification that the anthem would be played.

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The proposal, similar to a measure (HB 499) filed Nov. 4 by Rep. Tommy Gregory, R-Sarasota, seeks to ensure the anthem would be played before events such as preseason, regular-season professional baseball and post-season, basketball. , hockey, soccer and football games. In addition, the requirement would apply to NASCAR and IndyCar events held at venues with at least 75,000 permanent seats and to Professional Golfers’ Association events.

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Failure to play the anthem could result in teams or venues having to repay any government money they received.

The proposal mirrors a Texas law, dubbed the Star Spangled Banner Protection Act, that went into effect in September. The Texas law came after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban quietly decided in November 2020 to stop playing the anthem before his team’s home games.

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New California rules for concerts, sports games and other big events

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California state officials announced new rules this week requiring those who cannot show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination to get tested closer to the time of the event. they want to enter a concert, stadium or other large venue.

the new rules, which came into effect on Wednesday, requires unvaccinated attendees to the event to be tested within the day if they undergo an antigen test, or within two days for a PCR test, before attempting to enter a large room.

This replaces a previous requirement that unvaccinated participants had to be tested at least 72 hours before an event.

California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced the change on Monday, saying the update seemed appropriate given that tests are now more widely available, than turnaround times for results are faster than before and that there are more transmissible variants of the virus. circulated.

The rules apply to “mega events,” which the state defines as events that draw crowds of more than 1,000 attendees indoors and more than 10,000 people outdoors.

For mega indoor events like sporting events, concerts and conventions, verification of full vaccination status or a negative test result prior to entry is required of all attendees.

For outdoor mega events such as music or food festivals, marathons and parades, verification of vaccination status or negative test result prior to entry is only strongly recommended, but not required at all the state.

In Los Angeles County, verification of vaccination status or search for a negative coronavirus test is required indoors and outdoors.

The count updated their health worker prescription to mirror that of the state, announcing that starting Friday, anyone attending indoor or outdoor mega-events who cannot provide proof of a full vaccination must present proof of a negative test taken in the day prior to entry if the test was an antigen test, or within the previous two days if it was a PCR or molecular test.

Children under 2 are exempt from the testing requirement at mega indoor events in LA County and statewide.

During LA County Outdoor Mega Events, children under 5 are exempt.

California’s new testing rules for events have been announced along with other changes, including a new statewide mask mandate for all indoor settings and a new recommendation that travelers who return or visit California get tested within three to five days of arrival.

Top 25 Best Sports Games for iPhone and iPad (iOS)

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1

New football star director

Editor: New Star Games

Available on: ios + Change + Board game

Kind: Simulation, Sport, Strategy

New Star Soccer here makes a side jump into new territory. This time around you are responsible for running an entire soccer club, not just one player, resulting in an even deeper and more gripping casual simulation of the beautiful game.

2

Pocket pool

Editor: Zach Gage

Available on: ios

Kind: Sports

Pocket pool

Pocket-Run Pool is as much a brilliant puzzle as it is a brilliant sports game. This is because of the extreme freedoms he takes with the rules of billiards, including an ingenious rotary score multiplier system.

3

Football Manager 2022 Mobile

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Football Manager 2022 Mobile

An authentic and faithful version of Football Manager right here on our iPads. Football Manager 2022 Mobile is one of the most complete handheld games of any genre.

4

New football star

Developer: New Star Games

Editor: New Star Games

Available on: ios + Android + Playstation vita

Kind: Sports

New football star

If you’ve never really gotten along with classic mobile soccer games, New Star Soccer shows there’s another way. It’s a real native mobile soccer game, and it’s awesome.

5

Touch table tennis

Developer: Yakuto

Editor: Yakuto

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Simulation, Sport

Touch table tennis

Table Tennis Touch has it all – smooth graphics, great ball physics, and a quick control system that just might lead to blisters. It’s worth it.

6

Big mountain adventure

Editor: Toppluva

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Big mountain adventure

An exquisite roaming ski and snowboard game that lets you slice serenely across a beautiful range of peaks and slopes.

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Golf blitz

Editor: Noodlecake Studios

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Multiplayer, Sports

Golf blitz

The maker of Stickman Golf takes these proven arcade golf mechanics and turns them into an online multiplayer game. It is a delicacy of madness.

8

Golf impact

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Golf impact

Balancing the attributes of arcade golf with more advanced mechanics and a nice competitive edge, Golf Impact is a well-balanced PvP package.

9

Touchgrind BMX 2

Editor: Illusion laboratories

Available on: ios

Touchgrind BMX 2

Touchgrind BMX 2 takes a decidedly mobile-centric approach to the extreme sports genre. You drag and slide your two fingers across the screen to initiate spins and flips, making it an addicting sports game.

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Super Stickman Golf 3

Editor: Noodle games

Available on: ios + Android + Apple Arcade

Super Stickman Golf 3

Okay, so Super Stickman Golf 3 is closer to crazy golf than real golf. But is there a better game than putting a bullet in a hole on the App Store? Probably not.

11

Pixel Pro Golf

Available on: ios

Kind: Sports

Pixel Pro Golf

A brilliant golf game with retro accents that eschews tedious realism without sacrificing depth.

12

Bottom of 9

Editor: Handelabra Games

Available on: ios + Android + To smoke

Kind: Card / Board Game, RPG, Sports

Bottom of 9

Playing a game of baseball with dice rolls may seem like the driest, boring game ever, but Bottom of the 9th is nothing like that thanks to a simplified set of rules and a charming presentation.

13

Skate town

Editor: Snowman

Available on: ios + Apple Arcade

Kind: Sports

Skate town

A relaxed skating simulator with a side perspective and tons of tricks and flips to perform with a simple swipe control system. This being an Apple Arcade game, it is as smooth as anything.

14

Retro bowl

Developer: New Star Games

Editor: New Star Games

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Retro bowl

Retro Bowl is essentially New Star American Football, offering a familiar mix of light management and phase-based touch-based mini-games on match day.

15

What is golf?

Available on: ios + Apple Arcade

Kind: Sports

What is golf?

What The Golf is a game of golf in the broadest sense of the word. Or maybe it’s the ultimate golf game. This is, after all, a game where the identity of the ball, club and hole differ considerably from hole to hole.

16

Sonic at the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Sonic at the Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020

Regardless of the fact that it was designed for an Olympics that never happened (thank you COVID) – Sonic at the Olympics is a nice collection of sports mini-games.

17

Dinkigolf

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Dinkigolf

Can we take another wacky casual golf game on mobile? When it’s as good as Dinkigolf you better believe we can. With a pleasantly goofy edge and sprawling, twisted levels, it’s a lot of fun.

18

Motorball

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Multiplayer, Sports

Motorball

Essentially Rocket League on your phone, Motorball shifts to a simple top-down perspective and narrows things down to condensed, more greedy 1v1 showdowns.

19

Clap Hanz Golf

Available on: ios + Apple Arcade

Kind: Sports

Clap Hanz Golf

For all intents and purposes, Clap Hanz Golf is the legendary Everybody’s Golf series coming to iOS. However, this isn’t a lazy port or half-baked mobile spin-off, but rather a full 3D golf game with a redesigned touchscreen control system.

20

Ski Mount Yeti

Editor: Featherweight games

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Arcade games, Sports

Ski Mount Yeti

This deeply silly casual game kind of nails down the pace and momentum of downhill skiing with a simple touch and swipe control system.

21

Football Charrua

Editor: Batovi Games Studio

Available on: ios + Apple Arcade

Kind: Sports

Football Charrua

This Apple Arcade effort comes from the brands of Pixel Cup Soccer, and while it doesn’t have the same pixel art charm, it’s hard to resist its 3D arcade soccer action.

22

Forwards

Editor: Colin Lane

Available on: ios

Kind: Casual

Forwards

Another gem of Colin Lane. Like Wrassling and Dunkers, Touchdowners only superficially resemble their host sport, but trying to get the ball into the end zone is such a treat nonetheless.

23

Flick Kick Football

Developer: PikPok

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Flick Kick Football

The original and, in our opinion, still the best bullet glitter on the App Store. PikPok’s swiping mechanics are perfect, and the base game’s growing challenge never gets old.

24

tennis champions

Available on: ios

Kind: Sports

tennis champions

Returning to a time when simplistic 16-bit graphics obscured sports games of deceptively deep depth, Tennis Champs: Returns is much trickier and involves more of a tennis simulation than it initially looks.

25

NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition

Available on: ios + Apple Arcade

Kind: Sports

NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition

This Apple Arcade-exclusive version of the best-selling basketball game features top-notch visuals, the latest NBA roster of the 2020-2021 season, online multiplayer, and enhanced controller support. It is the best basketball game on mobile.

Soccer-Perth Glory matches postponed after positive COVID-19 test

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The remaining Perth Glory A-League team matches for 2021 have been postponed to early 2022 after a player tested positive for COVID-19. The whole squad returned negative tests on December 11, with the anonymous player testing positive shortly after the team arrived in Brisbane on Wednesday ahead of their league game against Brisbane Roar.

“The scheduled Round 5 game between Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory and the scheduled Round 6 game between Adelaide United and Perth Glory have been postponed until early 2022,” the club said in a statement https://perthglory.com. at / news / a-leagues-report-glory-mens-matches-for-remain-of-2021 on their website. Glory owner Tony Sage said the club are investigating how the player caught the virus.

“We were in Adelaide for a while,” Sage told Perth 6PR radio station https://www.6pr.com.au/the-players-are-really-distraught-glory-players-face- christmas-in-qld-quarantine-after-positive-case. “The players were separated in the hotel, we were able to practice. It is very difficult to find. Unless it came from one of the hotel employees or someone who ate at the hotel. hotel.”

There have been several cases of A-League players testing positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks, with Sydney FC https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-soccer-australia-idUKL4N2SS1I1, Western United and Newcastle Jets reported cases in December.

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Tim Tector to lead Ireland to U19 World Cup

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An Irish men’s team of 15 players has been nominated for the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in the Caribbean in January next year. Tim Tector will once again be the team’s captain – he is Tector’s third brother to captain his country in this event with Jack (Bangladesh 2016) and Harry (New Zealand 2018) leading the last two Irish teams to participate in the Under-19 Men’s World Cup. Chopped off.

According to Cricket Ireland, Ryan Eagleson, who was the head coach of the qualifying tournament, served as Ireland’s interim national men’s bowling coach. Wolves’ current performance director and head coach Peter Johnston replaces Eagleson.

“The importance of competing at the Under-19 World Cups cannot be understated for emerging cricketers. So many of today’s cricket superstars have cut their teeth at such tournaments – that’s as a dress rehearsal for the main event, and is seen as a key experience for players looking to step onto the senior international stage, ”said Johnston, Ireland Under-19 head coach, according to the website of Cricket Ireland. “In Ireland’s last appearance at the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in 2018, we won three of our six matches, including a memorable 4-point victory over Afghanistan.

“From that team, Neil Rock, Harry Tector and Josh Little made their senior international debuts, while Graham Kennedy, JJ Garth and Aaron Cawley played for the Ireland Wolves,” he added. The West Indies will host the 14th edition of the ICC Men’s Under-19 World Cup for the first time. The tournament will see 16 teams travel to the Caribbean to play 48 matches from January 14 to February 5 in four host countries.

Ireland Men’s Under-19 Team: Tim Tector (captain) (YMCA), Diarmuid Burke (Malahide), Joshua Cox (Paul Roos Gymnasium), Jack Dickson (Instonians), Liam Doherty (St. Andrew’s School), Jamie Forbes (YMCA), Daniel Forkin (Merrion), Matthew Humphreys (Lisburn), Philippe le Roux (Railway Union), Scott Macbeth (St. Johnston), Nathan McGuire (Rush), Muzamil Sherzad (North Kildare), David Vincent (Clontarf ), Luke Whelan (North County), Reuben Wilson (YMCA). (ANI)

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Youth sports app GameChanger improves streaming quality with Mevo cameras

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Mixhalo makes noise and raises $ 24 million for its on-site application

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Audio streaming startup Mixhalo has raised a $ 24 million Series B funding round led by Fortress Investment Group. The Sacramento Kings, Buffalo Sabers and LAFC already use the Mixhalo app, which allows on-site fans to tune in to a TV show’s audio commentary through headphones while they watch games from their seats.

Mixhalo was co-founded by the husband-wife musical duo of Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and violinist Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger. The Mixhalo app can wirelessly stream audio directly from an instrument’s soundboard so fans in any seat, including nosebleeds, can listen to audio through headphones while playing. ‘a concert or sporting event. Mixhalo believes its sound quality is better than what you would hear from your old-fashioned seat.

“Public address systems should always send audio data over the air to your ear. Once sound leaves a speaker, it immediately begins to degrade. Mixhalo ensures that you see and hear every moment, the second it happens, with perfect clarity, ”the company wrote on its website.

The technology has previously been used at Staples Center (soon to be renamed Crypto.com Arena) in Los Angeles, the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, and the Sting concerts at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Other partner artists include Aerosmith, Metallica and Charlie Puth.

During a series of recent Sting shows at Caesars Palace, Mixhalo gifted fans with noise-isolating headphones that didn’t completely cut off the live atmosphere of the venue.

They block out external noise while simultaneously delivering studio-quality sound directly to your ears. You’ll still feel the vibe of the bass and drums, and we’re mixing just the right amount of crowd noise so that the experience of being at a live show isn’t wasted, ”Mixhalo said.

Other investors in Mixhalo’s B-Series cycle include speaker maker L-Acoustics, Sapphire Sport, Foundry Group and Defy Partners Management. Lead investor Fortress Investment Group was founded by former Spotify music director Nick Holmstén. He also owns TSX Entertainment, which will use Mixhalo in its TSX Broadway entertainment building under construction in Times Square.

Premier League confirms new COVID-19 security measures for fans

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Following the introduction of the English government’s ‘Autumn and Winter Plan B’, the Premier League on Wednesday confirmed requirements for all fans attending Premier League matches. As of Wednesday, all people aged 18 and over who attend Premier League matches must complete a COVID status self-declaration through their club’s website before match day.

This simple online process requires fans to confirm they have a valid NHS COVID pass or negative NHS COVID test within the previous 48 hours. Supporters should be prepared to show their NHS COVID pass or proof of a negative NHS COVID test upon arrival at the stadium.

Checks will take place on all Premier League grounds. Fans risk being refused entry if they are unable to show their NHS COVID Pass or proof of a negative NHS COVID test result in the previous 48 hours, ideally as close to daylight as possible Match. Fans must also wear a face cover when in indoor stadiums and when traveling to matches by public transport. Although it is not mandatory in the stadium bowl, supporters are encouraged to wear face coverings in crowded areas and in the stands to protect themselves and those around them.

Fans are also urged not to attend matches if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms or if there is a risk of transmitting COVID-19. Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said in a statement: “We are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of the fans and the open pitches at full capacity. The safety of everyone remains our priority and from the start of the season. season, we are working closely with our clubs, government and local public health authorities to prepare supporters and stadium operations for the introduction of COVID certification. “

“It is really important that fans take the time to understand what is expected of them when they attend Premier League stadiums, which is why we are asking fans to report their COVID status before a match day. want everyone to enjoy games in safe environments and we and our clubs will continue to urge fans to do everything possible and follow public health advice, “he added. (ANI)

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Online Sports Games Market

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According to a recent new report on Online Sports Games Market Cut By types (Football, Basketball, Racing, Tennis and others and others), by application (Mobile phone, PC, console, by region, North America, United States, Canada, Europe, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Russia, Nordic countries and rest of Europe), by regional outlook – Global Industry Analysis Report, Growth Potential, Price Trend, Competitive Market Share and Forecast, 2020-2027.

The research report on the online sports games market is a detailed documentation of the important parameters that are expected to remain relevant in this business area for the anticipated duration of the study. Additionally, the documents make notable contributions in terms of the impact of COVID-19 on industry growth. A conclusive analysis of the various drivers, constraints and opportunities that shape the business space also covers a huge part of the study. In addition, it also discusses the regional landscape as well as the competitive terrain of the online sports games market.

The online sports games market is segmented by type and by application. Players, stakeholders and other participants of the global Online Sports Games market will be able to gain the upper hand by using the report as a powerful resource. The segmental analysis focuses on production capacity, revenue and forecast by type and by application for the period 2015-2027.

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NASCAR champion Larson among many in conflict with F1 arrival

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NASCAR champion Kyle Larson’s first Formula 1 race was the season finale and he’s as conflicted as anyone about the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ending.

Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton in the last lap on Sunday to win the title, but the turmoil continued: a late crash wiped out an almost 12-second lead in Hamilton, Verstappen stopped under the yellow for new tires and the race resumed with one lap remaining. He passed Hamilton on the fifth corner in a NASCAR style shootout.

“The racing fan in me was like, ‘Dude, I wish there was a warning and this thing can get exciting at the end and produce some drama,’ Larson told The Associated Press. ” And then It happened. Then I was like, ‘Well, I don’t know if that was particularly fair.’ Hamilton led 51 of the 58 laps and the race had been a bit of a mess after F1’s spectacular season. The seven-time champion seemed so in control that Larson and his squad had already headed for the exits when the yellow came out. flew with five laps They watched the finish on display screens around the Yas Marina circuit and on their phones.

Mercedes filed two complaints on behalf of Hamilton after the finish, both of which were dismissed. Mercedes took the case to the International Court of Appeal.

“Looks like they bent the rules a bit to get a green finish, and it looks like that was their main focus,” Larson said. “I don’t know F1 well enough, but it doesn’t look like they did it to help Max or anything like that. But they made it exciting. Larson and Verstappen have shared similarities during their time. seasons in that both have won 10 races, a series record, both led the most laps and both won their first championships after late warnings and pit stops for tires. November, Larson needed a late warning at Phoenix Raceway to get back into the race and his team Hendrick Motorsports made his fastest pit stop of the season to get him back on track in the lead. Larson led the races. Last 28 laps for victory.

Larson has since been feted at NASCAR’s season-ending championship celebration, ran eight gravel races – he won three – then traveled to the Middle East to represent NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports and HendrickCars.com , the online sales arm that sponsored him this year. when he returned from a suspension of almost a season for using a racial slur. HendrickCars.com has since signed a full-season sponsorship deal until 2023 for Larson, which has also been extended at Hendrick for two years.

In Abu Dhabi, Larson met Fernando Alonso even before entering the gate, then Sergio Perez as soon as he entered the paddock. Alpine reserve driver Daniil Kvyat, who attended his first NASCAR race the week before the Cup Series championship in Virginia, immediately recognized Larson.

“I want to participate in the NASCAR race! Kyvat told him.

Funny, Larson was wondering how he could get into Formula 1. And when Nikita Mazepin tested positive ahead of Sunday’s race for COVID-19 and Haas only fielded one car, Larson told the Haas boss Guenther Steiner “I should have brought my helmet”. Steiner picked up his phone: “Look how fast I can make things happen,” he joked.

Alas, Larson is like almost every other American racing driver in that he doesn’t have the super FIA license needed to compete in F1 and doesn’t know how to get one.

Larson was surprised when IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward recognized him and knew about his NASCAR season, then took the time to drive Larson around the track in a McLaren 720S. The papaya orange McLaren howled on the 3.2 mile circuit on Sunday.

“It’s a lot different from riding in a passenger seat. You just feel like you’re slung all the time, ”Larson said. “I was never able to concentrate on the track or understand what the corners were like. I wish I could have done three or five consecutive laps and I would have been more comfortable in the passenger seat. He did a great job. If I had been in the driver’s seat and it was the passenger seat, I would have tried just as hard to slide the car all over the place. He also regretted not having had more time to speak with O’Ward, who was an IndyCar Championship contender last season and completed his first test in a Formula 1 car on Tuesday.

“I wanted to spend time with him because I wanted to ask him what is his path? He’s an IndyCar driver, how will he get to Formula 1? Larson said. “He accompanies me and I am curious:” Is that part of his path? I just wanted to learn his story. Larson has said he would love to attend his next F1 race as a fan – not a NASCAR champion with a VIP pass – to enjoy the atmosphere of a grand prix weekend. During her vacation which lasts until Friday, her usual experiences with the guys have been limited to tourist-type things all over Dubai.

Larson visited the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the Dubai Mall, was planning a trip to Expo 2020, and took a desert excursion to ride a camel, sandboard and watch a fire show. Now is the perfect time to be the NASCAR champion, even though the desert ride through the dunes didn’t go so well with the current best driver on earth.

“I definitely didn’t like the dunes,” said Larson. “I got really sick. Well, not really sick, but very nauseous sitting in the third row. More of that for me.

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Tennis-Berrettini supports mandatory COVID-19 vaccines at Australian Open

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Italy’s world number seven Matteo Berrettini has supported the decision to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for players at next month’s Australian Open. In November, tournament chief Craig Tiley said all players participating in the first Grand Slam event of 2022 were to be fully vaccinated, after months of negotiations between Tennis Australia and the Victoria state government.

“I was vaccinated and from that point on things got better. I think the Australian government’s request makes sense, “Berrettini told Italy’s Sportface website on Monday. The measure cast doubt on Serbian Novak Djokovic’s participation in the tournament, as the world number one has yet to disclose his status. vaccine.

But Berrettini backed the move, having had to quarantine himself for two weeks at a hotel ahead of last year’s Australian Open. “Last year we tried something difficult. I wouldn’t wish anyone two weeks in quarantine like we did in 2021, “he said.

“For me, getting the vaccine is the right thing to do to get the world going. The 25-year-old had to withdraw from the ATP final last month due to injury, but has confirmed he will return for the season-opening ATP Cup in Sydney and the Open from Australia to Melbourne.

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Sporting events on air on Tuesday, December 14 | Sports

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6 p.m.: Southeast Louisiana at Louisville (ACC)

7 p.m.: NC A&T at East Tennessee State, Miami, Ohio at Clemson (ESPN+)

7 p.m.: UNCG at Towson (FloHoops.com)

7 p.m.: Furman in North Carolina (ESPN2)

7 p.m.: VMI at Wake Forest (Bally Sports Southeast, ACCNX)

7 p.m.: Northwestern State at LSU (SEC)

8 p.m.: SC State at Duke (ACC)

8 p.m.: UNC Asheville at Tenn.-Martin (ESPN+)

8:00 p.m.: Arizona State at Creighton (FS1)

8 p.m.: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Minnesota (Big Ten)

9 p.m.: North Alabama at Auburn (SEC)

9 p.m.: Ark.-Pine Bluff in Texas (ESPNU)

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9 p.m.: Alabama at Memphis (ESPN)

7:30 p.m.: Golden State in New York (TNT)

10 p.m.: Phoenix to Portland (TNT)

7 p.m.: Vegas at Boston, Los Angeles at Tampa Bay, Ottawa at Florida, New Jersey at Philadelphia, Montreal at Pittsburgh (ESPN+)

7:30 p.m.: New York Islanders at Detroit (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: Calgary at Nashville, Buffalo at Winnipeg (ESPN+)

8:30 p.m.: St. Louis at Dallas (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: New York Rangers at Colorado (ESPN+, Hulu)

9 p.m.: Toronto at Edmonton (ESPN+)

10 p.m.: Columbus at Vancouver (ESPN+)

10:30 p.m.: Seattle at San Jose (ESPN+)

12:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich at VfB Stuttgart (ESPN+)

2:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, VfL Bochum at Arminia Bielefeld, Hertha Berlin at 1. FSV Mainz 05, FC Cologne at VfL Wolfsburg (ESPN+)

2:30 p.m.: Premier, Manchester United at Brentford (Peacock)

2:45 p.m.: Premier, Aston Village at Norwich City (Peacock)

2:55 p.m .: Premier, Leeds United at Manchester City (NBC Sports, Peacock)

6 a.m.: ATP, Rio Classic, Maia Open (Tennis)

4 p.m.: ATP, Rio Classic (Tennis)

As COVID-19 cases rise again, major sporting events face another crisis

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The Manchester United player’s mural is displayed outside Old Trafford stadium, Manchester, England on September 9, 2021. /CFP

The Manchester United player’s mural is displayed outside Old Trafford stadium, Manchester, England on September 9, 2021. /CFP

The threat of mass postponements facing sporting events around the world intensified on Monday with the English Premier League and the American NFL and NBA among the main competitions affected by the new variant of the Omicron coronavirus.

In its latest report, the Premier League announced 42 new positive cases of COVID-19 among club players and staff over the past week, marking the highest figure recorded over a seven-day period since the start of the release of test results in May last year.

Manchester United, Tottenham, Leicester City, Aston Villa, Brighton and Norwich all have confirmed cases of coronavirus. The Premier League have no choice but to postpone United’s away game at Brentford on Tuesday night after the Red Devils were forced to shut down first-team operations at their Carrington training complex in due to a massive epidemic.

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Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo (C) in action during their Premier League clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road in Norwich, England on December 11, 2021. /CFP

A statement from United on Monday evening read: “Given the cancellation of training and the disruption to the squad, and the health of players and staff being the priority, the Club have requested that the game be rearranged.

“The Premier League board has taken the decision to postpone based on the advice of medical advisers. Manchester United regret the inconvenience caused to Brentford FC and the fans of both clubs by COVID-19.”

Tottenham have already had their games against Rennes and Brighton postponed due to an outbreak of the virus in their squad, while in the league, Sheffield United’s game against QPR on Monday has also been called off.

Premier League clubs fear the rapid spread of the Omicron variant could force mass postponements, which would be a huge problem for organisers, especially ahead of the crowded Christmas schedule.

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Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins (R) carries the ball as Los Angeles Rams’ Darious Williams defends during the first quarter of their NFL game at State Farm Stadium in Arizona, United States, December 13, 2021. / CFP

Elsewhere, the NFL also fell victim to COVID-19 as it reported 37 positive tests leaguewide on Monday, the most in one day since the pandemic began.

According to ESPN, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and tight end Tyler Higbee were among dozens of players who returned positive test results, ruling them out of Monday’s crucial game against the Arizona Cardinals. .

Other players who have tested positive include Miami Dolphins running back Phillip Lindsay, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson and Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Josh Gordon.

Under NFL rules, unvaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for 10 days away from club facilities. Fully vaccinated individuals can return to team facilities once they have received two consecutive negative PCR tests taken at least 24 hours apart and have been asymptomatic for 48 hours.

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Zach LaVine of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls dribbles down the court against the Miami Heat at the FTX Arena in Florida, U.S. on Dec. 11, 2021. /CFP

Meanwhile, in the NBA, it was confirmed on Monday that the Chicago Bulls’ game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and Thursday’s matchup with the Toronto Raptors had both been canceled due to COVID-19.

The league said in a statement that 10 Bulls players are currently unavailable after entering COVID-19 health and safety protocols, while “additional staff members” are also unavailable.

Last season the NBA postponed 31 games due to coronavirus, but Monday’s decision marks the first time games have been canceled this campaign.

Sports News Roundup: NFL-League rocked by COVID cases, booster mandates for staff; Golf-Woods is up close, Mickelson and Morikawa live up to the occasion and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

NFL-League rocked by COVID cases, warrants reminder for staff

The National Football League (NFL) sent a note to teams on Monday demanding that their staff members receive a vaccine booster amid a COVID-19 outbreak that has seen 36 players testing positive. The league said in a report on its website that of the 36 players placed on the reserve / COVID-19 roster, 25 were on active rosters and 11 on training teams, with at least 18 teams affected.

Golf-Woods is narrow, Mickelson and Morikawa are up to the task

Tiger Woods is no stranger to trials and tribulations and 2021 proved to be another test of his resolve after a serious car crash left the 15-time major in a wheelchair, facing doubts about his career. The 45-year-old, who won the last of his majors at the 2019 Masters following multiple back and knee surgeries as well as personal issues, was set to have his leg amputated after losing control and crashing in Los Angeles in February.

NFL-Las Vegas to host Super Bowl in 2024 – report

Las Vegas will host the Super Bowl in 2024 pending final approval from team owners this week, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday. The NFL Championship decider was originally slated for New Orleans, but with the league adding a 17th regular season game from this year, the Super Bowl has reportedly been in conflict with the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. in 2024.

Auto Racing-Hamilton said the team on the radio race was “manipulated”

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton said on his team radio: “It was handled”, after the Briton was passed by Max Verstappen in the final lap of the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which ended the season Sunday. The message was not broadcast on the Global TV stream but was audible on the seven-time champion Hamilton’s in-car channel on F1TV, multiple media reported.

Basketball-NBA postpones two Bulls games with 10 players in health protocol

Two Chicago Bulls games have been postponed after 10 additional players and staff were placed under National Basketball Association (NBA) health and safety protocols, the league said Monday. It was not immediately clear when the December 14 game against the visiting Detroit Pistons and the December 16 game against the Raptors in Toronto would be played.

Vintage cycle races light up 2021 in movement towards gender equality

This year’s cycling season saw the resurgence of vintage racing, led by Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar, as the sport took some important steps towards gender equality. Pogacar threw caution to the wind in the Tour de France as he hammered his rivals in the Alps with a long-range attack on the eighth stage, reminiscent of the 1980s event, and remained in control for the rest of the race.

Sport-Athletes, teams and leagues facing abuse and intimidation

Painful revelations of abuse and misconduct rocked the world of sport in 2021 as athletes of all levels of competition across the world demanded greater accountability from coaches, coaches and the governing bodies that oversee them . A report released in October sent shock waves through the National Hockey League (NHL) after an investigation found the Chicago Blackhawks failed to act on Kyle Beach’s claims that the video coach Brad Aldrich had sexually assaulted him in the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs.

NHL-Blackhawks scandal, Lightning repeat, Ovechkin 2021 headline

A sexual assault scandal involving the Chicago Blackhawks is perhaps what people remember most about the NHL from 2021, marking a year in which Alex Ovechkin continued to rewrite the record books and Tampa. Bay repeated his Stanley Cup title. An independent report released in October by a Chicago law firm said senior Blackhawks officials suppressed former Kyle Beach player’s allegations in 2010 against then-video coach Brad Aldrich to avoid to distract the team during their run to the playoffs.

Rugby-Warriors ask Chiefs fans not to wear Native American headdresses

The Glasgow Warriors called on Champions Cup opponent Exeter Chiefs fans to avoid wearing Native American headdresses and refrain from singing “Tomahawk Chop” on Saturday. The Chiefs logo features a Native American and some club fans who wear fake headdresses during games have been accused of cultural appropriation.

Football: Premier League recorded 42 positive cases of COVID-19 last week

The Premier League found a record 42 cases of COVID-19 among players and staff at various clubs over the past week, she said on Monday just hours after Manchester United’s game against Brentford was over. been in doubt due to an outbreak at the club. The 42 positive tests out of more than 3,800 people are more than the tally of the previous seven weeks combined and a top-flight record in England in a single week.

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Triathlon-World governing body sanctions Russia for doping offenses

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World Triathlon has imposed sanctions on the Russian Triathlon Federation (RTF) which will be in effect for one year due to a “significant number” of doping cases in the country, the governing body said in a statement https: / /triathlon.org/news / article / world_triathlon_sanctions_the_russian_triathlon_federation Monday.

As part of the sanctions, Russia will not be able to organize any world or European triathlon events before the end of 2022, and RTF officials will have to resign from the governing bodies of the events for a period of one year. RTF was also urged to reach an agreement with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency to test all athletes in the country, as well as to refund cash prizes previously awarded to Russian triathletes sanctioned for doping offenses.

In October, Russian triathlete Igor Polyanskiy became the first athlete to be formally disqualified from the Tokyo Olympics after being suspended for three years after testing positive for the banned substance EPO. Former European Championships silver medalist Alexander Bryukhankov was given an identical ban later in the month, while Vladimir Turbayevskiy was banned from competing in August for anomalies in his biological passport.

“World Triathlon is fully committed to the fight against all forms of doping in sport,” the governing body said on its website. “As unequivocal confirmation of its commitment to eradicate the use of prohibited substances and methods in triathlon, World Triathlon continues to devote time, effort, energy and a substantial budget to its anti-doping mission.”

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Africa: 2021 – a year when Rwanda has become the hub of sporting events in Africa

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DESPITE the inconvenience caused by Covid-19 across the globe, Rwanda in 2021 has positioned itself as one of Africa’s premier destinations for sporting events.

The country’s efforts to improve its sports facilities, coupled with a reputation for Covid-safe events, among other factors such as cleanliness and safety, have led it to attract major continental tournaments.

Times Sport brings you a summary of the 6 best sports competitions organized by the country.

The Basketball Africa League (BAL)

In May, history was made when Rwanda hosted the inaugural season of the BAL, an elite continental club championship affiliated with the United States National Basketball Association (NBA).

Held at the Kigali Arena, the competition saw the participation of 12 clubs from 12 different African countries.

As well as bringing in a number of celebrities like former NBA players Dikembe Mutombo and Joakim Noah, the showpiece was characterized by a number of unforgettable experiences including the stellar performances of the Patriots Basketball Club which brought them seen reaching the semi-finals.

Sports investors like Wesley Roberts Edens, NBA team co-owner Milwaukee Bucks, as well as politicians including Presidents Paul Kagame and Emmanuel Macron have also graced the tournament.

After two weeks of action, Zamalek Sporting Club of Egypt won the title after defeating US Monastir of Tunisia 76-63 in the final.

FIBA Afrobasket 2021

Rwanda also hosted the FIBA ​​Afrobasket 2021 tournament, a continental men’s basketball championship for African nations.

Considered the biggest basketball event for national teams in Africa, the competition started on August 24 at the Kigali Arena and ended on September 5.

It drew 16 teams, ranging from the usual powerhouses like Senegal and Tunisia, to smaller ones like Kenya and Rwanda.

Tunisia won the title and became the first team to win back-to-back Afrobasket titles since Angola in 2009.

African Men’s Volleyball Championship

Rwanda has become the first country in the East African region to host the African Men’s Volleyball Championship.

Tunisia defended their title in Kigali after beating Cameroon 3-1 in the final.

African Women’s Volleyball Championship

The continental volleyball championship in the women’s category was also held in Kigali in September.

Nine countries took part in the tournament: Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal, Burundi, DR Congo, Tunisia and Rwanda.

Unfortunately, Rwanda were disqualified from the competition after being found guilty of fielding ineligible players.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has ruled that Rwanda will be banned from the competition and previous matches will be lost for flouting the rules.

FIBA Afrobasket Zone 5 Women Qualifiers

Rwanda also hosted the FIBA ​​Women’s Afrobasket Zone 5 qualifiers.

In the competition which took place in July, Kenya booked a ticket to the 2021 Women’s Afrobasket final after beating Egypt 99-83 in the final.

The Star of the Beach Volleyball World Tour 2

Also in July, Rwanda hosted the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour Star 2 in Rubavu district.

Teams from the United States won the titles in both the men’s and women’s categories.

Theo Brunner/Chaim Schalk triumphed on the men’s side, while Emily Day/Sara Hughes won the trophy on the women’s side.

Rwanda hosts 4 ICC qualifiers for Africa Cricket World Cup

Rwanda has been awarded the hosting rights for all four of the five African regional qualifying tournaments this year, including the African qualifier for the U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup which took place from September 28 to October 7 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup African Qualifier held from November. 15-20.

The four tournaments cost ICC more than Rwf 900 million which, according to tournament coordinator Emmanuel Byiringiro, was spent on team accommodation, transport, regular covid-19 testing for players, delegates team and organizers, among others.

The Ugandan starlets have qualified for the 2022 ICC U-19 World Cup in the West Indies while the country’s senior squad have also secured a ticket to the ICC T20 World Cup global qualifiers scheduled for February next year after last weekend’s hard-fought win over Kenya by six wickets.

Besides securing qualification, the Ugandan team also pocketed $80,000.

Meanwhile, Rwanda have struggled to compete for a ticket to any of the three qualifying tournaments they have entered, despite hosting the majority of World Cup qualifiers, including the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier held in Namibia from September 7-20, U-19 African Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and ICC Men’s T20 Sub-Regional World Cup Qualifier Group A , both held in Kigali.

Major sporting events in Houston: December 13-19, 2021

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The Santa Hustle 5K returns to Galveston | Photo: Taylor Greenwalt; courtesy of the Santa Hustle series

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 13 through Sunday, December 19, 2021.

This week, the vacation kicks off downtown and Galveston, and the Rockets shoot the Knicks and MMA fights arrive in southwest Houston.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 5 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns at Fertitta Center | Tuesday 14 December – The scorching Coogs team come out of a tough game against Alabama to face the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at home. $ 10.50 to $ 50. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks at Toyota Center | Thursday December 16 – The New York Knicks, led by Julius Randle and Kemba Walker, arrive in H-Town to face the Rockets. $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Christmas 12Ks at Sam Houston Park | Saturday, December 18 – The 9th year of the holiday running tradition begins at downtown Sam Houston Park for a Christmas-themed 12k and 6k competition. All participants will receive a timed race, as well as a finish medal and a stylish t-shirt. Registration is $ 40 for 6K; $ 50 for the 12K; $ 20 for the Kids K or the family walk. 7:30 am.
  • Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon at the San Luis Resort in Galveston | Sunday 19 December – Dress in your best outfit, don a Santa hat and beard, and get ready to join hundreds of other Saint Nicks for the annual holiday tradition in Galveston. All participants in the 5 km and half marathon will receive a zip-up hoodie, Santa hat, beard and a finishing medal upon crossing the line. Registration ranges from $ 49.99 for the 5K to $ 69.99 for the half marathon, with prices increasing for race day registration; $ 10 for the children’s dashboard. 8h.
  • Fury Fighting Championship 55 at the Arena theater | Sunday 19 December – The MMA organization is hosting another edition of its fighting competition, pitting flyweights and light fighters against each other in the octagon. $ 64 to over $ 100. 2:30 p.m.

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KC’s Next Play: Kansas City sporting events begin with the Chiefs

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The Chiefs issue a challenge to the AFC as the end of the regular season nears.

Winners of five straight games since the start of the season 3-4, the Chiefs have gone from the most curious idle train wreck in the NFL to a consistently flawed team that no one should be looking forward to playing.

Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill remain capable of destroying games on their own or in unison, and now the Chiefs’ defense is making life difficult for opponents.

Facing stiff competition from the AFC the rest of the way, including today’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders and Thursday night at the LA Chargers, Kansas City has its eye on the top seed of the conference.

Here’s a look at the Chiefs’ two games this week, plus other upcoming highlights for KC-area sports fans.

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AFC West in two stages

The Chiefs’ two games this week are against teammates in the AFC West division. And one of them offers a chance of redemption.

After hosting the Raiders (6-6) at Arrowhead Stadium today at noon, the Chiefs have a quick turnaround before taking on the Chargers (7-5) Thursday night at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

The Chiefs beat the Raiders pretty well in Las Vegas last month, winning 41-14. But that was the last time we really saw their offense buzz. Their wins since have been driven by their dominance over defense and special teams.

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Out of conference

The Kansas, Missouri and K-State men’s basketball teams are slowly closing in on conference games.

The Tigers host the Utah Utes at Mizzou Arena next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. On the same day, KU faces Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. in Lawrence.

Before either of those games happen, K-State gets a visit from Green Bay today. Tipping is at 4 p.m. at the Bramlage Coliseum.

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It’s bowl season

It will still be a while before the Kansas and Missouri State teams prepare for their respective bowls, but the college football playoffs begin Friday.

On the December 17 schedule are the Bahamas Bowl (Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo) and the Tailgreeter Cure Bowl (Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina). And next Saturday is an even bigger day for bowl lovers.

No less than seven matches are on the program for December 18:

  • Boca Raton Bowl (Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State)
  • Celebration Bowl (South Carolina State vs. Jackson State)
  • New Mexico Bowl (UTEP vs. Fresno State)
  • Independence Bowl (UAB vs. BYU)
  • LendingTree Bowl (Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty)
  • Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl (Utah State vs. Oregon State)
  • New Orleans Bowl (Louisiana vs. Marshall)

The Jimmy Kimmel bowl? Welcome, friends, to silly season football.

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The Kansas City Roos women’s basketball team plays a home game Tuesday noon this week against Santa Clara. KC Roos Athletics picture

Roo Up for Hoops for Women

The Kansas City Roos women’s basketball team entered the top of the Summit League standings this weekend with an 8-0 record. No conference games have yet been played, but the Roos have been scoring in the 80s and 90s lately.

They’re at Tennessee State today at 1 p.m., then they return to the Swinney Recreation Center to play an 11 a.m. game Tuesday against Santa Clara. The Roos are a torrid 5-0 home record so far this season.

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The Kansas City Mavericks play two home games this week, Friday and Saturday, against the Iowa Heartlanders. Photo by KC Mavericks

Mavs Military Appreciation

Military members are eligible for discounted tickets to two KC Mavericks hockey games at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence this week.

The Mavs host the Iowa Heartlanders on Friday and Saturday. The team says $20 tickets for military personnel are available at the Cable Dahmer Arena box office.

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Olympic-NHL player body awaits details of Games’ COVID protocols

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The NHL Players Association is still awaiting information from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Beijing on the COVID-19 protocols that will be in place at the Olympic Winter Games next year, Executive Director Don said. Fehr. The National Hockey League agreed in September to allow a break in the 2021-22 regular season that would allow the best players in the world to compete in the Winter Games.

NHL players missed the last Olympics in South Korea in 2018 after the league failed to negotiate a similar season hiatus with the International Ice Hockey Federation. A Toronto Star article said the IOC released new information on the COVID-19 protocol to athletes that included a possible quarantine for up to five weeks if they test positive, prompting the NHL to seek clarification.

“We are waiting for a lot of information from the IOC and the Chinese. We still don’t know what the COVID situation will be as we get closer,” Fehr told ESPN on Saturday. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told Friday’s Board of Governors meeting in Florida that players will ultimately decide whether they will participate in the Games, as concerns had not been “magnified” by COVID -19, according to the NHL website.

“There certainly haven’t been a lot of players who have gone public,” Fehr said. “But it’s fair to say that the more it expands where we don’t have concrete answers to what’s going on out there under an unfortunate circumstance, the more difficult it becomes.”

The IOC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. The Beijing Games are scheduled to start on February 4 while the preliminary round of the men’s ice hockey tournament begins on February 9.

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Football-New Zealand Wood unhappy with World Cup qualifying schedule

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New Zealand striker Chris Wood has said that a nine-team tournament next year to decide which Pacific team will reach the intercontinental playoffs for a place in the World Cup final could affect player well-being due to of his tight schedule. Oceania does not have an automatic place at the World Cup. The winner of the March 14-30 competition in Qatar will face the CONCACAF region’s fourth-placed team, which includes teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

FIFA has granted the Oceania Football Confederation a one-day extension of the March international window, which is scheduled to run from March 21 to 29, to allow teams to call up overseas-based players from March 21 to March 29. last round of group matches. But Wood, who plays for Premier League side Burnley, said some players could also face a club-to-country battle due to the competition’s format, with group matches taking place before the international window.

“I think it’s ridiculous because as a team we won’t be able to bring in some of our best players. We’re looking at up to 16 players who won’t be able to make it for the first two games,” Wood told the LancsLive website. “I don’t think FIFA should ever have allowed us to be in this situation. It could take away a lot of our players, which in theory takes away the competition and is OFC’s best for the World Cup.

“I would expect FIFA to take a closer look and come up with a solution. It’s not a good format as we speak. I hope they can change it because the welfare of players is not good if you make people play five games in 13 days. ” New Zealand were the last country in the region to qualify for the World Cup when they appeared in South Africa in 2010.

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Farmer heads offer prayers in Bangla Sahib gurdwara

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A day before their scheduled departure from the protest sites on the Delhi border, senior agricultural leaders and members of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) traveled to the Bangla Sahib gurdwara on Friday to pray.

Farmer leaders including Balbir Singh Rajewal, Rakesh Tikait and Manjeet Singh Raye were honored by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara management committee.

After the visit, Rajewal said the farmers won against the “black” farming laws because they had Guru Sahib’s blessing and public support.

“We apologize to the people of Delhi for the inconvenience caused to them due to the commotion at the city’s borders. Their support for the movement will be remembered, ”said Rajewal, quoted by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara management committee, in his statement.

Farmers ‘chief Rakesh Tikait, in the statement, said doctors, hospitals, khap panchayats, sanitation workers, the gurdwara committee and other gurudhams have played a crucial role in the success of the farmers’ movement. .

“The movement was successful thanks to the blessings of Guru Sahib. Even the announcement of the repeal of the three agricultural laws was made on the occasion of the Gurpurab. The farmers’ movement has reinforced the feeling of brotherhood, ”Tikait said.

“Honored General Bipin Rawat, his wife and other soldiers who died with heavy hearts,” Tikait said in a tweet.

The secretary general of the Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee in Delhi, Harmeet Singh Kalka, said the movement had succeeded thanks to the courage of the farmers.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 40 agricultural unions, decided Thursday to suspend the long-standing protest after the Center agreed to consider all other demands, days after the repeal of the three agricultural laws contentious.

SKM leaders said the unrest would be put to rest and farmers would return to their homes in a victory march on December 11.

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Edmontonians could bet on sports matches in 2022

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Edmontonians may soon be able to place bets at an Oilers or Elks game, casino or racing entertainment center.

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Steve Lautischer, acting vice president of gaming and cannabis at Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC), said sportsbooks could be implemented at NHL and CFL venues in Alberta, and in a total of 28 other sites across the province during 2022.

“Just imagine the excitement of the Labor Day Classic, or a Saturday night battle in Alberta and going to a licensed sports betting area to bet on who has the next touchdown or the next goal,” said Lautischer at a press conference on Friday afternoon.

Lautischer said they are looking for two vendors who can establish the betting engine that can be deployed at the retail level and extended through a mobile extension.

“Really, these are promoters who will be able to manage the bets themselves and help manage the environment in the retail space on the mobile app,” said Lautischer who added that app users mobile will likely have to register in person before they can. become fully mobile.

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Kandice Machado, president and CEO of AGLC, said allowing private sector operators to enter the gaming market in Alberta ensures that more money will flow back to the province rather than the markets. Gray.

AGLC is only awarding contracts to two vendors to help establish a competitive landscape in the province and will speed up the process of offering the service to Alberta sports fans, Machado said.

Machado added that working with two vendors will make it easier to resolve issues that arise.

“The steps we are taking give us the opportunity to resolve potential issues with two vendors and monitor the challenges other jurisdictions are currently facing before considering next steps,” she said.

Throughout the bid opening process, the AGLC has been in continuous communication with casino industry representatives and the Alberta Sports Coalition, which represents the Oilers, Elks, Calgary Flames and Stampeders. .

“The successful vendors will demonstrate that they can provide the AGLC gaming scene with responsible gaming tools and resources and promote healthy gaming behavior among their player base,” Machado said.

Interested sellers can apply until the end of January until Alberta Purchase Connection .

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Olympic Games-Surfing, skateboarding, climbing are part of the initial program of LA28

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Sports like skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing that first featured at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 have been included in the initial sports program for the 2028 Games in Los Angeles, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday. (CIO).

Weightlifting, boxing and modern pentathlon, however, were not among the 28 sports and must meet certain criteria in 2023 to be included, IOC President Thomas Bach told an online press conference at the outcome of a meeting of the executive board. Boxing and weightlifting have grappled with the brunt of corruption, governance, finance and judgment scandals and have been warned by the IOC to reform or miss the Games.

An IOC session in February will approve the initial program. The three excluded sports will be reinstated during the IOC session in 2023. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing made their Olympic debuts in Tokyo this year, with the Games being delayed by one year due to COVID-19, and met with great success with young viewers.

“The proposed inclusion of these youth sports is based on the success of Tokyo 2020, a commitment to innovation and also recognizes the deep roots of each of these three sports in Los Angeles and California,” Bach said. The three sports were already part of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games program.

For weightlifting and boxing, their exclusion from the initial program of the 2028 Games is a blow because the international federations have struggled to respond to the reforms requested by the IOC. Bach said the AIBA boxing federation must change its judging and arbitration system, increase financial transparency and diversify its revenues.

Weightlifting, which has been rocked by revelations of doping cover-ups and decades of corruption that have led to accusations against top federation officials, faces a culture shift and major doping issues. “The IWF and its future leaders must demonstrate their transition to compliance and effective culture change,” said Bach.

“It must deal with historical doping incidents … and ensure the integrity and robustness of anti-doping.” NO HORSES

The modern pentathlon, created by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, must provide for the plans for an event replacing horse riding. “The UIPM (Modern Pentathlon Federation) must finalize its proposal for replacing horse riding and the overall competition format … they must demonstrate a significant reduction in costs … and be attractive to young people and the general public” Bach said.

The UIPM, which will include horse riding at the Paris Olympics, will not make it a fifth discipline in Los Angeles and will replace it with one that costs less and increases the accessibility of sport. “The UIPM global community stands ready to seize the new opportunity offered by the IOC to make modern pentathlon stand the test of time as a lasting highlight of the Olympic Games,” the UIPM said in a statement.

“It is the UIPM’s firm belief that everyone in its community wants the same thing – a stronger pentathlon.” The decision to give up riding came after German modern pentathlon trainer Kim Raisner struck a horse at the Tokyo Games when he refused to jump a fence, which drew widespread criticism in the against this sport.

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Golf-Olesen found not guilty of in-flight sexual assault

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Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen was cleared of sexual assault, assault and drunkenness on a British Airways flight in 2019, a court said on Wednesday. Olesen, a five-time European Tour winner and a member of the 2018 Ryder Cup-winning European team, had denied the charges in a three-day trial in a London court.

The 31-year-old blamed his behavior on sleeping pills, claiming he had turned into an “automaton” and did not control his body after taking the prescription-only pills purchased from a “dodgy website” by his partner Lauren Zafer. The court heard that Olesen grabbed a woman’s breast and urinated in a first-class seat after taking alcohol and sleeping pills on the July 29 flight from Nashville to London Heathrow Airport.

Olesen was on the eight-hour flight after competing at the FedEx St Jude Invitational Golf-World Championships in Memphis. “I am embarrassed and ashamed of the account of my actions which was described during the trial,” Olesen said, quoted by the BBC.

“I paid a heavy price for my mistake. This case has had a devastating impact on me personally, on my family and on my career.”

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Seven-time champion Serena Williams to skip Australian Open

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Shortly after Serena Williams’ name was absent from the Australian Open entry list, she confirmed the obvious: the seven-time champion will not play the 2022 edition of the opening major of the season in January.

Williams, 40, has not played since retiring from her first round match at Wimbledon with a right hamstring injury and her ranking fell to No.41. She won the last of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at the 2017 Australian Open, and was beaten in the semifinals this year by Naomi Osaka in straight sets.

The Australian Open website said on Wednesday the seven-time women’s singles champion would not compete in Melbourne “on the advice of her medical team.” compete, ”Williams told the website. “Melbourne is one of my favorite cities to visit and I look forward to playing AO every year. I will miss the fans, but I am delighted to come back and compete at my highest level. ” Novak Djokovic was on the men’s list in the front row, indicating he will play at Melbourne Park from January 17. despite Australia’s strict regulations requiring all players, officials and fans to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Djokovic has declined to comment on his vaccination status in recent months, despite being included in the Serbian squad for the ATP Cup which begins January 1 in Sydney last week.

The nine-time Australian Open champion is tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the men’s record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles. Nadal is also signed up for the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 17, but Federer skips the tournament as he continues to recover from surgery.

Daniil Medvedev, who ended Djokovic’s one-calendar-year Grand Slam bid with a victory in the US Open final, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev feature above No.6 Nadal, who does not play for Spain in the ATP Cup.

Ash Barty tops the women’s entry list and will continue her quest to end a long drought for Australians at the tournament. No Australian has won the singles title since Chris O’Neil in 1978.

2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu said on Monday she would take a mental break from tennis and not compete early next season, including the Australian Open.

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The fight for the independents – The Royal Gazette

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Created: Dec 08, 2018 2021 08:00

Intimidating perspective: independent candidates in the 2012 general elections on the steps of Parliament. From left to right, Cornell Fubler, Gershwyn Smith, Roderick Simons, Cindy Swan, who has spoken on behalf of her husband, Kim Swan, David W Burch and David Petty. None succeeded in the general election that followed

The Bermuda independents issue continues to surface from time to time. Mainly online, and often in reaction to the politics of the day, making it difficult to determine if there is a serious and growing groundswell for such a change or if it is just the fanciful expression of ‘a shared romantic notion.

I am inclined to believe that it is more the last than the first.

There is little evidence that concrete action is being taken. Without surprise. It will take hard work. Voters will need to be convinced that a set of Independents will serve us and Bermuda better and more effectively than what we have now, which is essentially a choice between two political parties and which one they put forward for election.

The irony is that the move to independents will also require organization and coordination – two of the very attributes that are a distinguishing but key characteristic of political parties and that help determine their success, or not, at the polls.

Does that sound intimidating? That is – in the absence of more widespread political will to make it happen.

First, there is the weight of history. The advent of political parties in Bermuda in the 1960s and their organization led to long overdue advances on many critical fronts. The change followed when Bermuda moved from representative government to responsible government under the 1968 (and current) Constitutional Order. Progress was made possible in large part by a simple organizational push, first through the training of the PLP and, lastly, by the UBP in response.

This brings us to the second point. Organization is also necessary to run a government. Political parties, for all their imperfections, have on the whole proved to be effective decision-makers. It is a force that should not be overlooked or taken lightly.

Take the current pandemic, for example. There were some tough decisions that had to be made, and made quickly, and they were. This proved to be a defining period for the administration of the PLP. Yes, there was dissent in the face of these decisions, as well as staunchly disgruntled voters who saw their divergent views as uninfluenced or voiceless, and therefore unrepresented. But the circumstances of Covid-19 demanded the opposite: a unified approach.

The strength of responsible government was thus underlined. The downside was also pointed out. But how a loose collection or network of independents might have reacted under similar circumstances will remain a matter of conjecture.

Of course, a serious and early assembly is needed to make this even possible – and long before an election takes place. Here I’m going to borrow a line from the comedic George Carlin, a caustic wit but delicious in his day. “If you can’t beat them,” he said, “arrange to make them beat. “

Not easy that. Both parties are fairly well anchored in our political and parliamentary structure. It is difficult to imagine a position being abandoned or ceded.

This does not mean that there cannot be change, even from within. It will be up to individual members to begin to chart a new course.

I think of the words of the 18th century political philosopher Edmund Burke, who was also a member of the House of Commons for 30 years. He was a conservative, yes, but also an abolitionist, ahead of his time, who was not afraid to reverse the whip of his party. He even went so far as to introduce a bill prohibiting slave owners from sitting in the Commons.

Here is what he had to say to his constituents about his role as MP: “Your representative owes you not only his industry, but his judgment, and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion. . “

Imagine that, if you can. Surely, and ultimately, like so many things in life, it’s all about balance.

A little postscript this week on the Senate where there are three so-called independents. They are called that because they are not required to follow a party line. The question has been raised as to whether there is a line of Government House, each of them before their nomination to the governor of the day. I am not aware. But I am aware of several occasions when they did not vote as a bloc.

There were also those rare occasions when they joined with the three opposition members in defeating a government bill, a cannabis law and before that the municipalities. Another comes to mind as well: It was in the 1990s, when a similar alliance thwarted the government’s legislative plan for telecommunications reform. The underlying idea then was that the Bermuda market was too small to compete and cell phones would not be successful. I am not joking.

Checks and balances are all well and good, but cases like these raise the question of whether it is fair that an unelected body can thwart a democratically elected government, even if not for more. one year.

Laguna Phuket wins back sporting events

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PHUKET, December 8, 2021: Laguna Phuket is celebrating the return of international events and sports tourism by hosting three major beach volleyball championships.

Athletes and officials from five continents travel to Phuket’s main integrated resort for a trio of tournaments held at Angsana Laguna Phuket, the five-star beachfront resort specializing in outdoor activities.

The 2021 AVC Beach Volleyball Asian Senior Championships saw athletes, coaches and officials from 10 Asia-Pacific countries compete on the beach outside Angsana Laguna Phuket.

The resort is part of the Laguna Phuket complex which sprawls over 1,000 acres of parkland and beachfront on Phuket’s west coast, where two beach volleyball tournaments are taking place this month after a major tournament ended November.

The recent 2021 AVC Senior Asian Beach Volleyball Championships took place from November 23-27, 2021, bringing together athletes, coaches and officials from 10 Asia-Pacific countries – Australia, New Zealand, Qatar, Kazakhstan , Thailand, Philippines, Japan, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Iran – to compete on the soft sands outside Angsana Laguna Phuket.

The FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championship is currently taking place at the resort until December 11, 2021, and the FIVB Beach Volleyball U20 World Championship will take place from December 14 to 16, 2021. These two global events have featured 28 men’s teams and 28 women’s teams from 48 countries and five continents!

The high-energy beach volleyball tournaments show Laguna Phuket’s ability to stage high-level sporting events.

Sports tourism has helped put Phuket on the world map in recent years, and it will play a key role in the island’s recovery in the post-pandemic era. The recent SMASH IT webinar, co-produced by C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications, learned how the Phuket Sandbox initiative has given the island a “first-mover advantage” and enabled it to capitalize on the return of sporting events.

Phuket will also host Asian Tour golf tournaments this year, and the Laguna Phuket Marathon and Laguna Phuket Triathlon are set to return in 2022. With many of these competitions televised in multiple countries, Phuket is likely to become even more attractive to guests of around the world in search of healthier ways to live and travel.

Phuket was the first destination in Southeast Asia to reopen safely to international visitors when it launched the Phuket Sandbox program in July 2021. Laguna Phuket has been instrumental in the success of the initiative, creating a series of “Safe Haven” packages in its collection of seven SHA Certified Plus Hotels and Resorts and partnering with Bangkok Hospital Phuket to open a PCR testing center in its Canal Village.

“Phuket is a global hub for sports tourism. With the island’s exceptional infrastructure, year-round outdoor climate and world-class hospitality, we have proven that we can host events of any size, from small groups of active travelers to major international competitions. Laguna Phuket is at the heart of this area, so we are delighted to have been able to welcome the AVB and FIVB back to the island for these important tournaments. I am confident this will help revive Phuket’s tourism industry in 2022 and beyond,” said Ravi Chandran, CEO of Laguna Resorts & Hotels.

IOC unable to give certainties as Peng Shuai worries

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After five weeks of concern over the safety of tennis player Peng Shuai in China, the International Olympic Committee said it could not give any certainty on her case.

The IOC’s two video calls with the Grand Slam doubles champion are the only reported contacts Peng has had with people outside of China since November 2, when she posted on social media alleging that she ‘she had been sexually assaulted by a former senior Communist Party official.

Critics claimed the IOC was allowing a cover-up by China ahead of the state-backed plan to host the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February.

The IOC faced more questions about Peng on Tuesday at its first press conference since the Women’s Tennis Association, which could not speak to him, suspended all of its tournaments in China.

“We cannot provide you with absolute certainty on anything,” IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said on Tuesday. “All we can do is do our best in the process that we believe is in the best interests of the athlete’s well-being.” The Olympic body has repeatedly cited its policy of “quiet diplomacy” as the most likely to be successful with China, whose leader has met and spoken directly with IOC President Thomas Bach since Beijing was chosen as host in 2015.

Bach participated in the first video call with three-time Olympian Peng on November 21. The call lasted 30 minutes and also involved IOC China members and an athlete representative.

The IOC was criticized after the two video calls for failing to provide any video footage or transcripts of the conversations, fueling doubts that Peng was able to speak or travel freely.

“We can’t give assurances and we don’t know all the facts,” Adams said, pointing to a promise from both sides that Peng and Bach would meet for a dinner in Beijing in January. “It’s a full roadmap to at least try to keep in touch and see where she is.” The WTA’s position on China was taken after speaking with current and former players, and was publicly supported last week by Olympic tennis champion Belinda Bencic.

On social media, the hashtag WhereIsPengShuai has become a trend and has won the support of tennis greats such as Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova and Roger Federer.

When asked on Tuesday why Peng hadn’t spoken to tennis players or WTA executives, Adams said, “Obviously I can’t answer because I really don’t know.” Bach did not attend the online press conference, but German news agency dpa published an interview with the Olympic leader on Tuesday.

“And I can assure you that all aspects of this matter are being discussed with the Chinese side,” Bach said, noting “talks with Chinese sports organizations and official bodies.” Senior IOC member overseeing Beijing’s Olympic preparations, Juan Antonio Samaranch, answered questions and said “it was necessary to be discreet”. “We must respect his desire for discretion also at this very difficult time in his life. And we will, ”Samaranch said at the press conference.

The IOC has repeatedly avoided using words that directly refer to Peng’s claims or the possibility that she has restricted his freedom. Instead, statements after the video calls only cited “his situation.”

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The American cyclist Birch exchange its velodrome against space

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Eleven times American national champion, Christina Birch changes velodrome to undertake a journey which, she hopes, will take her to the moon. Birch’s drastic change in leadership comes after being selected for NASA’s Astronaut Class of 2021, which will see her embark on a two-year training course for the Artemis missions in Houston, TX.

“I’m super excited to be a 2021 astronaut candidate. It’s still a bit surreal for me,” Birch, two-time Pan American champion, said in a USA Cycling statement. “It probably wasn’t until I put on the blue flight suit for the first time that it started to become real.”

Birch was on the long list for the Tokyo Olympics and submitted her candidacy as she prepared at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. “I filled out my application online before heading back to the track for some really hard work with the team,” she said.

“After the Olympic selection, I had a few talks at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Each one left me feeling like it was best for me and what I wanted to do.” Birch, who holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, biochemistry and molecular biophysics, was selected along with nine other applicants from among 12,500 applicants.

“It’s kind of a dream. You hold your breath throughout the application process, hoping you get there,” she added. “I met so many amazing people during the interview process. Everyone is incredibly qualified. So I really feel like I won the lottery.”

Birch said the intense physical demands of her years of cycling training will come in handy for a trip she hopes will end on the International Space Station. “I think having a lot of comfort and familiarity in unfamiliar difficult processes, and still delivering 100% even when you are tired, these are lessons that I have learned as a rider that will serve me very well as a rider. that candidate, ”she said. noted.

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New program to simplify customs procedures for sporting events early next year

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* Abu Samra border post will witness an integrated maintenance project: President of the GAC

General Customs Authority (GAC) Chairman Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Jamal said the authority has launched an integrated maintenance project for the Abu Samra border post, which will run until September. next year, to cover all the requirements of the tourism and trade sectors. before the start of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
In a statement to reporters on the sidelines of the second supply chain management conference on Tuesday, al-Jamal also revealed that the authority was about to launch a special program for the management of the supply chain. sporting events, the most important of which is the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 2022, and declared it to be an exceptional program and considered the first of its kind in the organization and management of major sporting events.
He explained that the program, which will be officially announced early next year, will aim to simplify all customs procedures through a window in which all relevant authorities, inside and outside Qatar, will be processed in coordination with the Supreme Court. Committee for Delivery and Inheritance.
He added that the authority has a set of other new programs that will be announced on International Customs Day, which falls on January 26.
On the other hand, al-Jamal noted that the electronic services of the General Customs Authority are constantly evolving and customer service has become mainly electronic through the authority’s website or the Al Nadeeb system, which represents a qualitative leap for Customs in terms of using the best of modern technology for development, whether in devices or software, systems and databases.
He stressed the importance of the conference and said that after the global impact of Covid-19 had lessened, there was a growing global demand for goods and services. In this regard, he added, Qatar strives to secure supply and supply chains and meet all necessary needs in this regard through a set of strategic plans and continuous coordination. between the GAC and other relevant authorities, especially in light of the country’s future benefits, including the 2022 Qatar Football World Cup.

Reuters sports news summary | Sports games

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

Miami Sacks Coach Manny Diaz; Mario Cristobal leaves Oregon

Miami announced the sacking of head coach Manny Diaz on Monday as the Hurricanes finalized a contract with Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal. Diaz, 47, has guided Miami to a 7-5 (5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) record this season and is 21-15 in three years at the helm.

China’s winter sports industry hopes Olympics bring white gold

China’s snow sports industry is basing its hopes on people like Shi Haoping, 32, who takes to the slopes to unwind from his job as the head of an online education business. “It’s such a physical activity that it takes the pressure off for me,” said Shi as he took a break from snowboarding at Thaiwoo Ski Resort in Zhangjiakou, not far from where several Games events will be held. Winter Olympics in February.

Golf-Olesen grabbed woman’s chest and urinated on plane seat, court says

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen grabbed a woman’s breast and urinated in a first-class seat after taking alcohol and sleeping pills on a British Airways flight from the United States to London in 2019, a court heard Monday. Ryder Cup winner denies charges of sexual assault, beating and drunkenness on a plane.

Tennis-Canada’s Andreescu out of Australian Open

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu will not play at the Australian Open next month following a difficult period brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, the former US Open champion said on Monday. Andreescu, 21, said the time spent self-isolating in quarantined hotels had taken its toll on her mentally and physically and that she didn’t feel like herself during training and games.

NBA summary: Donovan Mitchell propels the Jazz ahead of the Cavaliers

Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 109-108 victory over hosts Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Rudy Gobert collected 20 rebounds and five blocks for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points while Rudy Gay scored 15 points and eight rebounds.

Horse racing and Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies of heart attack

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, who failed a drug test after this year’s race, died of a heart attack Monday after a workout at a California racetrack, a lawyer said from the trainer of the horse. Medina Spirit, who stormed the house under jockey John Velazquez to finish first by a half length at the Kentucky Derby in May and give coach Bob Baffert a record-breaking seventh victory in the Run for the Roses of $ 3 million, collapsed after a workout in Santa Anita Park.

Boxing-Tommy Fury withdraws from Jake Paul battle on medical grounds

Tommy Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, said on Monday he was forced to withdraw from his next fight with YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul due to a serious lung infection and a rib broken. Tommy was scheduled to face Paul on December 18 in Tampa, Florida. He won on the undercard of Paul’s fight in August against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

US authorities boycott Beijing Olympics for “atrocities” against human rights

The United States will not send government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics due to China’s human rights “atrocities”, the White House said on Monday after Beijing threatened to unspecified “countermeasures” against any diplomatic boycott. President Joe Biden said last month he was considering such a boycott amid criticism of China’s human rights record, including what Washington says is genocide against Muslim minorities in its region. western Xinjiang.

German Olympic group urges IOC to investigate Peng’s safety

The independent German organization of elite athletes has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to provide evidence of the safety of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and called for an independent investigation into her situation. Peng’s location has become a matter of international concern https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/china-editor-says-he-does-not-think-peng-faces-retribution-2021-11 -19 following a public absence of nearly three weeks after posting a message on social media in early November alleging that former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her.

NFL roundup: Lions earn first TD win in final game

Jared Goff completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown in the last game of the game and the Detroit Lions entered the winning column with a 29-27 victory over the visiting Minnesota Vikings. Sunday. Goff had 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Lions (1-10-1), who amassed 75 yards in 14 games after wasting a 14-point lead. St. Brown recorded a career-high 10 receptions for 86 yards. Jamaal Williams had 71 yards on 17 carries.

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Four must-see winter sports events

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Posted: 12/06/2021 18:22:12 PM

With much of winter sports over, the ‘four things’ series ends with a look at a combination of sports.

The combination of swimming and diving, skiing and gymnastics in one story is due to the fact that each of the sports has a shorter season than the sports previously played and fewer events for the competition. The capital area is well represented in all of the aforementioned activities, especially on the slopes.

If you’ve missed any of the previous pieces in the series including: Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Ice Hockey, and Wrestling, they’re all available on the To watch website to stay ahead of the winter schedule.

NH Coaches’ Series, Jan. February 22 and 12

Perhaps the largest Nordic skiing event in the state, the NH Coaches Series is a two-part event where the state’s public and private schools compete against each other in the most authentic form of a national championship. ‘State. Area schools such as Concord, Bow, Hopkinton and Kearsarge are showing competitive results year after year and will look to do the same again. The first race takes place at White Mountain High School and the second at Plymouth High School.

NHIAA Swimming and Diving Championships, Feb. February 12 and 13

Once again, the Swimming and Diving Championships will be held at the Salem Workout Club over a two-day period. The Division II teams will go head to head on the first meeting and area schools such as Bow, John Stark, Merrimack Valley and Bishop Brady will swim to a title. Concord as the only Division I school in the area will swim on the latter date.

Archery meet, Jan. 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

Roughly a month before the state championship meet, however, is one of the few regular season meetings where a large number of area schools will compete against each other. The Falcons are the host school of the Concord YMCA and will face Concord, Bishop Brady, Belmont, Pembroke and Merrimack Valley, among others.

State Gymnastics Meeting, February 12

Even though only one school in the area has an officially sanctioned gymnastics team – Coe-Brown – there are many schools that offer at least one gymnast in independent programs and have a chance to compete for a state championship. The most recent state champion from an area school is Julia Riordan of Bow, who won in 2003.

Drake pulls out of Grammy race

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Canadian rapper Drake withdrew from the Grammy Awards on Monday, withdrawing his two nominations for the highest musical accolades, sources close to the musician said. Drake, 35, earned two Grammy nominations last month in rap – best rap album for “Certified Lover Boy” and best rap performance for his song “Way 2 Sexy”.

The sources said the request to withdraw the review was made by the rapper and his management, but gave no reason for the decision. The Recording Academy website was updated on Monday to remove Drake’s nominations from the Grammy list, the sources said. Drake, whose “Certified Lover Boy” was one of the best-selling albums of 2021, has a controversial relationship with the Grammys.

Last year, he criticized the Grammys for completely excluding fellow Canadian The Weeknd from his nominations list. In 2019, Drake declined to perform at the ceremony, then criticized the awards show from the stage. “I want you to know that we play in a sport based on opinion and not on facts,” he said as accepting the Grammy for his single “God’s Plan”.

“It’s a business where sometimes it’s up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say or a Spanish fly from New York or whoever else,” said added Drake. Grammy nominations are chosen by the members of the Recording Academy and voted on by the members. Jazz musician Jon Batiste https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/jon-batiste-leads-grammy-nominations-with-11-justin-bieber-gets-eight-2021-11-23 led the nominations this year with 11 nods, followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 31.

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Former England coach Darren Gough appointed Yorkshire county general manager

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The Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) announced on Monday the appointment of Darren Gough as Interim Yorkshire Cricket Managing Director, initially until the end of the 2022 season. Yorkshire said given recent events, the board of directors decided to appoint Gough to ensure immediate continuity and stability.

Working with the club, one of Darren’s immediate priorities will be overseeing the recruitment of a new team of coaches. “Yorkshire County Cricket Club has been a part of my life since I started in cricket when I made my debut in 1989, and I have spent 15 happy years at the club. Like many, I have followed the way whose club has treated recent allegations of racism with sadness and anger, ”said Darren Gough in a statement posted on the Yorkshire CCC website.

“I want to play my part in rebuilding cricket in Yorkshire and look forward to working with the exceptionally talented group of players here. I am also aware of my wider responsibility to listen to everyone and make sure may everyone associated with this club feel welcome, instilling the values ​​we want to associate with the White Rose: honesty, outspokenness, hard work, integrity and excellence. ”I share Lord Patel’s vision for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and collective determination to face the problems series of positive actions. Change won’t happen overnight, but I’m sure we can make Headingley roar again, “he added.

Gough, the former England coach, played county cricket for Yorkshire and he won 453 first-class wickets in 15 years with the club. Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Chairman of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said: “We are delighted to welcome Darren back to the club and are very happy that he has accepted the post.

“As a former club captain, Darren’s impact on the Yorkshire and England sides has been tremendous as a player. His infectious enthusiasm and will to win will be so great that we aim to be them. better on and off the pitch, ”he added. . During his national career, Gough played county cricket for Yorkshire for 15 years, a leader and talisman for the team. He was a member of the 2001 squad that won the 2001 County Championship and, after captaining Essex, returned to captain Yorkshire in 2007 and 2008 before retiring at the end of the season 2008. (ANI)

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Soccer-Chelsea can settle things ‘right away’: Tuchel

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has no doubts his side can sort out their problems quickly if they focus on the details after a 3-2 loss to West Ham United over the weekend took them from first to third in the Premier League. “There is no need to question the big picture and no major doubts,” Tuchel said on the club’s website. “In my opinion… it’s all about the details. That’s why I think we can sort it out right away.

“Nobody wants to make mistakes, but it won’t help if we just say, ‘Hey, don’t make mistakes anymore. “We have to be better at decision-making at crucial times … so that we can have clean sheets or concede as much as possible.” The German added that he made a mistake in squeezing Romelu Lukaku off the bench at half-time in place of injured Kai Havertz, claiming the Belgian striker lacked physical form for the game.

Lukaku did not play for more than a month after being sidelined by an ankle injury, and only played briefly against Manchester United and Watford. “It’s my fault. I don’t think he’s physically ready for 45 minutes, but we still decided to bring him to his size because we lost Kai,” he added. “Kai was instrumental in defending the set pieces which is a huge threat from West Ham.”

Chelsea face Russians Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday in their final Champions League group stage game. Chelsea have advanced to the round of 16 but are tied by 12 points with Juventus at the top of Group H.

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Arunachal to provide budget support to promote sporting events: Khandu

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Attending the closing ceremony of “Adi Sports Fest-2021” in Pasighat, the seat of the East Siang district, Khandu said the state government, from its next budget, will retain sufficient funds to organize events. such events, according to an official statement.

“We have extremely talented young people. We are committed to producing athletes capable of competing at the highest level and the sports department has been tasked with developing a roadmap, ”said the Chief Minister.

Appreciating the youth wing of Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) for the “unique” initiative of coming up with the concept of a sports festival and carrying it out successfully in a grand manner, the chief minister said, all Community organizations should follow the principles of ABK. Example.

The Adis are one of the most populous indigenous tribal communities in the state with various sub-tribes. Welcoming the theme of the event – “Say no to drugs,” the chief minister said sport has the potential to keep young people away from drugs.

Claiming that the state government is determined to tackle drug abuse, Khandu however said that government alone cannot tackle vice and win it. Khandu also appreciated the Women’s Wing of ABK, which has been at the forefront of the war on drug addiction in areas inhabited by Adi.

“The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow who will run the state. We have to nurture them with care and show them a proper path to keep them away from vices like drug addiction, ”he said.

Referring to drug rehabilitation centers, including the one in Pasighat, Khandu admitted the need to renovate their infrastructure with appropriate facilities for inmates. He assured that the government would improve the infrastructure of these detoxification centers as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Khandu said that as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Siang River Festival will be held in Pasighat on December 19 in a grand manner.

The monthly review meeting with all deputy commissioners will also be held in Pasighat, the chief minister said. About 600 participants from across the Adi belt take part in the very first Adi Sports Fest 2021.

The Adi Belt includes East Siang, Siang, Upper Siang, and parts of the Lower Dibang Valley districts.

With PTI inputs.

Major sporting events in Houston: December 6-12, 2021

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James Harden and Kevin Durant lead the Brooklyn Nets in Houston | Courtesy of Brooklyn Nets

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 6 through Sunday, December 12, 2021.

This week, the Rockets welcome two of the greatest teams in the NBA, including a beloved and bearded future Hall of Famer and the reigning NBA champions. Toyota Center.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 4 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets at Toyota Center | Wednesday 8 December – James Harden returns to Houston alongside Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets to take on the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 59 to over $ 1,500, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center | Friday December 10 – The Rockets welcome Giannis Antetokounmpo and reigning NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • The 2k21 Battlefield at Toyota Center | Saturday 11 December – The college basketball doubles program returns to the Toyota Center after a pandemic hiatus, bringing four Lone Start State college teams to compete in an afternoon of exciting hoop action. Sam Houston and UTSA face off at 3 p.m., followed by Texas A&M Aggies who take a look at TCU at 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 130 and are suitable for both games. 3 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs Seattle Seahawks at NRG Stadium | Sunday 12 December – Russell Wilson leads a fledgling Seahawks team in Houston for an NRG on-field showdown. Tickets range from $ 64 to over $ 360, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.

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Bembem Devi congratulates Kerala government on hosting National Women’s Football Championships

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Bembem Devi, the first Indian footballer to be associated with Padma Shri, praised the Kerala government for doing its part for women’s football by hosting its national championship.

The tournament takes place at four venues – the Municipal Stadium, Kuthuparamba, EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode, Calicut University, Kozhikode and Calicut Medical College Kozhikode – from November 28 to December 9.

Bembem Devi, who is the head coach of his state, Manipur, said: “ I am delighted to see that the government of Kerala has taken this initiative to host the Senior Women’s National Championships this year in order to develop the women’s football. “The facilities, the hospitality that the players receive is commendable. I also want to thank the AIFF who supported the government of Kerala for hosting the tournament so easily and moving Indian football forward together, ” she told the Indian Football Federation website. She added: “Every year many young girls participate in the trials for Kerala National Camp as there is huge potential for women’s football in the state.” Recently Gokulam Kerala FC participated in the championship AFC clubs. , which was the only Indian club to play in the top level continental competition. Manipur, with 20 titles, is presented as the favorite. This season, the Northeast State is placed in Group A. They beat Daman & Diu 5-0, Pondicherry 12-0 and Meghalaya 4-0 in the group stage.

She also praised the football culture in her state. “Manipur has been the defending champion for the past two years. This year, too, I want them to win. As a coach, I always advise my players to respect their opponents and not to think they are weak. We aim to win every game and be champions this season as well.

“Each Manipur player gives 100 percent on the pitch. It’s a very competitive tournament, and I want the girls to give their best every day and make Manipur proud, “she explained.

Bembem Devi has always supported young girls to play this sport and urges every parent to let their children learn the sport. “During the season I have seen a lot of young and fresh faces, and I am happy to see that 32 states in 8 groups have participated which is good for the development of women’s football in India. It’s also so nice to see parents encouraging their daughters to play this sport and not sit in their villages to get married. This state of mind was essential in every state to develop the sport in the years to come. ” She also thanked the federation for organizing many friendly matches for the national team in preparation for the Asian Cup. the AFC, which the country will host in January-February next year. .

” The AIFF has been working hard to organize so many friendlies ahead of the 2022 AFC Asian Cup. I am delighted to see the girls playing against the best teams in the world, and these matches from the United Arab Emirates and the United Arab Emirates. Brazil will surely help the girls to develop for the next tournament.

“I wish them all the best for their 2022 AFC Asian Cup India. I hope they make the country proud,” she concluded.

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Women’s tennis position in China could be unique and cost millions

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WTA President and CEO Steve Simon did not intend to lead the way for the sport in China when he announced that the women’s tennis tour would suspend tournaments there due to concerns about the welfare of former doubles Grand Slam champion Peng Shuai.

And based on early reactions Thursday to the groundbreaking stance of the WTA, including the International Olympic Committee – which is set to open the Beijing Winter Games in two months – as well as the men’s tennis tour and the International Tennis Federation , no one seems too eager to follow adapting to the types of stocks that would come with a real financial blow.

” I am not trying to send a message to other sports bodies or to influence their decisions or to evaluate their decisions. This is a WTA decision that has affected the WTA athlete and our fundamentals, ” Simon said during a video call with the Associated Press on Wednesday. And I think it goes beyond that, into obviously something very, very globally sensitive for women, in general. So as the leading women’s sports organization, and having a direct effect on that, we are focusing on that.

“Now, I will encourage everyone who has supported us so far – and those who have not – to continue speaking out and talking about this very important topic. But as to what to do for their business interests and for their reasons, they have to make their own decisions. And I’m not trying to influence that. ” The WTA is the first sports body to publicly and directly challenge China’s authoritarian government, which is a source of billions of revenue in sports based elsewhere, like the Olympics, the tennis, the NBA and golf.

Audrye Wong, a political scientist who studies Chinese politics at the University of Southern California, is skeptical of Simon’s group company.

“It is a courageous and laudable move by the WTA, but I doubt that many other sports organizations or companies will follow in the footsteps of the WTA,” Wong wrote in an email to the AP.

One indication came from the tennis world in statements released Thursday by the ITF, which oversees Grand Slam tournaments and other events around the world, and the CEO of the Men’s ATP Tour: neither one nor the another made no mention of China or the suspension of the WTA.

Wong said Chinese citizens could be asked to boycott foreign tennis-related products – and it’s possible the WTA’s decision could lead to more political repression.

“Unfortunately, the foreign pressure will also increase the fears of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) that social movements such as #MeToo pose a threat to the stability of the regime and must be cracked down more harshly,” she wrote.

Peng, 35, a three-time Olympian and former No.1-ranked doubles player was removed from the public eye after making sexual assault allegations a month ago against Zhang Gaoli, who retired from the Committee in 2018. Politburo, the height of political power in China.

His accusations, posted on social media, were wiped from the tightly censored Chinese internet within half an hour. Peng then disappeared from public view. The first #MeToo case to reach the political realm in China was not reported by national media; the online discussion on this subject has been heavily censored.

Indeed, it seems few in the country are aware of Peng’s claims or the fallout – or why they might see less tennis there next season.

Simon – who noted that he had the full support of the WTA board, players, tournaments and sponsors – said the tour would not host events in China until the government will not have agreed to conduct a full investigation into Peng’s allegations and will offer the WTA a chance to contact her directly. He said that could extend beyond 2022.

There are around 10 WTA tournaments a year in China, including the season-ending tour finals, which are expected to be held there for a decade.

“I don’t know how to give you a number on the actual effect, but it will definitely be millions of dollars. And, you know, time will tell, depending on what presents itself to us, how deep and how far it goes. I’ll just say it’s important, that’s for sure. This is going to be important, ” Simon told the AP. And this is something that we will have to deal with and go through. But I’m confident we’ll find a way to manage and work our way through it. There was barely a reaction from the Chinese government on Thursday to the WTA’s decision. Asked about the tournament’s suspension and Peng’s safety, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin declined to speak.

“We are always firmly opposed to acts that politicize sport,” Wang told reporters at a daily briefing.

The IOC announced on Thursday that it had organized a second appeal with Peng; there was also one on November 21. In either case, the IOC did not release any audio, video or transcripts, explain how the contact was organized, or say whether there had been any discussion of Peng’s sexual assault allegations.

The IOC said it “would keep in regular contact with her and had already agreed to a personal meeting in January,” shortly before the start of the lucrative Beijing Games on February 4.

After the IOC’s initial call with Peng, Mary Gallagher, Chinese expert at the University of Michigan, said, “The IOC’s response is not convincing to anyone except the Chinese government, which is the entity that he most needs to please. Diana Fu, who teaches at the University of Toronto and studies state control in China, said any communication Peng has had so far was likely scripted. it could act as a catalyst for the #MeToo movement.

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BBL: England point guard Tymal Mills joins Perth Scorchers

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Perth Scorchers announced the signing of England leader Tymal Mills on Thursday ahead of the upcoming 2021-22 Big Bash League (BBL) season. Mills will fill the void in the Perth squad left by compatriot England Brydon Carse, who was excluded from the flagship event after suffering a serious knee injury last month.

Scorchers head coach Adam Voges is thrilled to have Mills’ remarkable experience and versatility ahead of BBL’s debut. “We’re really excited to bring Tymal in after Brydon’s unfortunate injury. To be able to have someone of Tymal’s caliber – we’ve seen the impact he’s had for England in the World Cup and its The past 12 to 24 months have been exceptional, ”Voges said on the Perth Scorchers website.

“He’s a world-class performer, and he will obviously be very important for us at the end of the heats. In the death overs I can see him and AJ Tye being a really good combination,” he added. A thigh injury had prematurely ended Mills’ T20 World Cup shortly before this year’s semifinals.

The 29-year-old left gunsmith is delighted to be a part of Perth’s talented squad and play in what he has described as one of the “big competitions” in the world. “When they first got in touch I was extremely excited. It’s a great franchise with great players,” said Mills.

“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to play in great competitions, and when you join a new franchise it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and come in with a great group of guys,” he said. he added. The Perth Scorchers will open their BBL 11 campaign against Brisbane Heat at Optus Stadium on December 8. (ANI)

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BBL: former Australian coach Gurinder Sandhu returns to Sydney Thunder

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Former Australian ODI coach Gurinder Sandhu has joined the Sydney Thunder ahead of the next Big Bash League (BBL) season. The 28-year-old fast bowler said joining the club where his BBL journey began after spending last summer with the Sydney Sixers was “awesome” and an opportunity that “turned him on”.

“Every time I think of home I think of the Thunder, it’s great to be back here. Family, friends, that’s where everyone comes from for me, personally,” Sandhu said on the Sydney Thunder website. “If I think of home, I think of West Sydney; if I think of West Sydney, I think of home; I think of Sydney Thunder, I think of home – it all connects very well. good.

“It’s awesome. That’s where my Big Bash adventure started in BBL | 02. I’m very, very excited,” he added. Sandhu returns to Thunder after spending last summer with the championship-winning Sydney Sixers. He described his time with Thunder rivals as giving his best.

“It was different, especially going to the Sixers who had been my rivals, and for the Thunder Nation. It was very different, a little weird, but like you do, you play for this team at the time. , and you give it your all; 100 percent commitment, “said Sandhu. Sydney Thunder coach Trevor Bayliss said the fast bowler has proven why he will be a key part of the team.

“I know Gurinder is happy to be home, he’s very passionate about the Thunder Nation. He’s done extremely well for Queensland this summer, and everyone knows he’s determined to do the same for Thunder. “said Bayliss. (ANI)

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Injured Spurs defender Cristian Romero ruled out until early 2022

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Tottenham Hotspur FC head coach Antonio Conte confirmed on Wednesday that Cristian Romero will be out until early next year with a hamstring injury. The center-back raised the issue during Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil on November 16. “This is not good news,” Antonio said on the club’s official website after training on Wednesday.

The north London-based side are set for a Premier League home clash against Brentford on Thursday night. “The injury is serious. I don’t know at the moment but, for sure, he won’t play in 2021, and we will have to wait until January, February. It’s a shame, because he is an important player for us. We are going to check him week after week, but he needs time. We have a lot of confidence in our medical field, our physiotherapists and doctors, and we will try to get him back as soon as possible, “added the coach.

Giovani Lo Celso also returned from international service with an injury. He has improved but remains on the sidelines for Brentford. “His situation is totally different,” said Antonio. “I think after the Brentford game maybe he will be with us in training. He started having sessions on the pitch, not with the team, with a physical trainer,” he said. He underlines. On Sunday, Spurs’ game against Burnley was postponed due to inclement weather conditions.

With snow continuing to fall at Turf Moor with less than an hour to go, the amount of snow on the pitch was deemed too great for the match to be played. (ANI)

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Swiss officials warn COVID-19 rules threaten sporting events | News, Sports, Jobs

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BERNE, Switzerland — Olympic officials in Switzerland on Tuesday urged the federal government to exempt international athletes and officials from new quarantine rules that threaten the staging of World Cup events in winter sports.

People arriving from the growing number of countries on Switzerland’s red list must enter mandatory 10-day quarantine periods to protect against COVID-19 and the aggressive omicron variant.

The red list now includes Canada, where alpine skiers – including former World Cup champions Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States and Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland – currently compete in Lake Louise. They are to travel next door to Switzerland for two super-G races in St. Moritz.

“If travel restrictions and quarantine rules are maintained, the organization of international sporting events in Switzerland will be in danger, if not impossible”, said Jurg Stahl, president of the Swiss National Olympic Committee.

Switzerland is also due to host cross-country skiing in Davos, ski jumping in Engelberg and ski cross racing in Arosa within the next three weeks.

Swiss Olympic has warned of the difficulties associated with the current rules for athletes who “can no longer practice their profession”, as well as sports clubs and the wider economy, such as hotels and restaurants.

The Swiss economy has already been hit this week by the cancellation with less than two weeks’ notice of the 2021 Winter World University Games based in Lucerne.

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, officials and event staff were expected to arrive for competitions at several venues in central and eastern Switzerland.

Stahl said Swiss Olympic wanted to work with federal and local authorities to find solutions.

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Children cannot cross the Nova Scotia border for sporting events

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New rules put in place to limit the transmission of COVID-19 among children during cultural events

Children 11 and under in Nova Scotia will have to wait until the New Year to participate in sporting and cultural events outside the province due to new travel restrictions.

The restrictions take effect immediately. They also apply to children traveling in the province. Nova Scotia organizations, businesses and individuals cannot host sporting, artistic and cultural events that include children under the age of 11.

The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr Robert Strang, said children can continue to travel from province to province for regular practices and classes as they are at a lower risk of transmission as they interact with the same group.

“Putting these restrictions in place will allow children to stay in school and participate in these events in Nova Scotia until December,” Strang said on a teleconference Wednesday.

Children 11 and under from Nova Scotia can continue to attend these sporting and cultural events outside of the province as spectators.

“Being a spectator is a lot different than going to a tournament or a competition where there’s a lot more interaction, especially between kids that age,” Strang said. “There are a lot more opportunities for transmission if they actually participate in these types of activities. “

Strang said the move will help put another layer of protection on young Nova Scotians as they get vaccinated.

Immunizations for children under 11 in Nova Scotia began on Wednesday.

“As of Monday, more than 30% of this age cohort had already made an appointment,” Strang said. “We hope that as many children as possible in the 5 to 11 age group will receive their first dose of the vaccine before Christmas.”

Strang said supply would not be an issue.

Once the holiday season is over, the government will review immunization for children under 11 and reassess whether restrictions should remain.

“My intention would definitely be to remove this as soon as we can safely do so after the holiday season,” Strang said.

Strang said the restrictions are not part of the province’s response to the new omicron COVID-19 variant. He said they were put in place due to the current situation with the COVID-19 delta variant.

Nova Scotia reported 35 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

There are 16 cases in the north zone, 16 in the central zone and three in the west zone. There is a cluster of cases in a community located in the northern area.

There are 203 known active cases in the province. Fifteen people are hospitalized, including eight people in intensive care.

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Will McLernon is a reporter for The Signal. He is currently completing his BA in Journalism (Honors) with a minor in International Development at the University of King’s College.

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