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March 2022

Motor racing-Hamilton says he struggled mentally and emotionally

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Seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton has opened up about his mental and emotional struggles, saying in a social media post on Thursday that it was “difficult on some days to stay positive”. The 37-year-old Briton assured fans on Instagram that they weren’t alone.

“It’s already been such a difficult year with everything going on around us,” Hamilton said. “I struggled mentally and emotionally for a long time, to keep going is a constant effort but we have to keep fighting, we have so much to do and achieve.

“I am writing to tell you that it is okay to feel what you are feeling, just know that you are not alone and we will get through this.” Hamilton missed out on a record eighth championship last year after a controversial final race of the season in Abu Dhabi which he led until the last lap.

The most successful driver of all time, with a record 103 wins and poles, avoided race day social media from December until February. His silence has fueled speculation over his future, with Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff describing Hamilton as “disillusioned”.

The sport’s only black driver, an outspoken champion of equal opportunity and diversity, Hamilton has also faced racism and abuse online. The Briton had a rough start to his 16th season, finishing just 10th in Saudi Arabia last weekend after failing to get through the first phase of qualifying in a car that was off pace.

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Bundesliga stadiums are full again in time for the season finale

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The Bundesliga will have full stadiums for the first time in months this weekend as coronavirus restrictions are lifted across Germany in time for the season finale.

Union Berlin have sold all 22,012 tickets for their home game against Cologne on Friday. Borussia Dortmund host Leipzig on Saturday at a sold-out Westfalenstadion.

“We are looking forward to 81,365 spectators in the most beautiful stadium in the world,” Dortmund said on their website.

Next week, Bayern Munich are hoping for a capacity of 75,000 spectators for their derby against Bavarian rivals Augsburg on April 9. League leaders play fifth-placed Freiburg this weekend.

“The fans are the essence of football and make the matches in our stadium something unique, especially now in the decisive phase of the season,” said Bayern vice-president Jan-Christian Dreesen after the Bavarian cabinet agreed on Tuesday to remove restrictions from Sunday per National. guidelines.

Face masks are also being phased out and will no longer be mandatory when playing games.

Thursday is the last day of restrictions in Berlin, giving Union its long-awaited return to full capacity. The club had taken a stance against keeping fans away from matches as a measure against COVID-19 infections.

Now, finally, others agree, despite stubbornly high infection rates that persist across the country.

Germany recorded 274,901 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours on Thursday, as the seven-day rate of infections stood at 1,625.1 per 100,000 population. There have been 279 infection-related deaths, bringing Germany’s total to nearly 130,000 since the start of the pandemic.

The last time Union were able to host a full stadium was on November 20 for the 2-0 derby win over Hertha Berlin. Bayern’s last sold-out game was against Freiburg on November 6.

The Bavarian powerhouse are six points clear of Borussia Dortmund and are closing in on a record 10th consecutive league title with seven games remaining.

Bayern will also play a Champions League quarter-final home-and-away against Spanish side Villarreal in April.

If Dortmund drop points against Leipzig on Saturday, or against Stuttgart or Wolfsburg in their next matches, Bayern could potentially claim the Bundesliga title when they face Dortmund in Munich on April 23.

There is arguably more excitement at the other end of the table with three teams – Hertha Berlin, Augsburg and Stuttgart – all tied on 26 points. Last, Greuther Fürth is 11 points behind from the three before his visit to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Second-to-bottom Arminia Bielefeld (25 points) hosts improving Stuttgart on Saturday, when Hertha visit third-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Hertha coach Felix Magath has recovered from his coronavirus infection and will be able to take charge for the first time after missing out on his debut against Hoffenheim before the international break. Hertha’s 3-0 win under substitute Mark Fotheringham was the team’s first of the year and ended a nine-game winless streak.

Augsburg have played one game less than their rivals. It hosts Wolfsburg on Sunday, then Mainz for their postponed match against the coronavirus on Wednesday, before facing Bayern next weekend.

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From butcher to French team, the destiny of Clauss changes

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There couldn’t have been a better time for Jonathan Clauss to return to the club who once thought they weren’t ready for the tough game.

It’s been a long road but the 29-year-old Lens right-back has finally reached the top, getting his first taste of international football with the France national team over the past few days.

Clauss, whose sides travel to Strasbourg – the club that rejected him as a young player – in the French league on Sunday, made his first appearance for Les Bleus against Ivory Coast last week. He then started for the World Cup champions on Tuesday in a 5-0 loss to South Africa.

Both games served as preparation for the World Cup later this year and Clauss lived up to expectations, scoring points in the battle for the coveted places in the squad that will travel to Qatar. Especially since French coach Didier Deschamps now uses a 3-5-2 system with room for full-backs attacking from the flanks, a type of player embodied by Clauss.

It’s actually Clauss’ attacking profile that has caught the eye in the French Premier League this season.

His contribution to Lens’ attacking play was remarkable, with four goals and nine assists under coach Franck Haise, who used him as a right-back. Only Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Rennes midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud have delivered more assists this season in the league.

With France, the product of the Strasbourg academy entered for a few minutes in the last moments of the friendly match against Côte d’Ivoire. He then delivered a well-rounded performance against South Africa, combining solid defensive play with sharp incursions down the flank and precise crosses.

Clauss will return to Strasbourg full of confidence after his first international experience. Born in the Alsatian city, Clauss was not retained by the club academy of his hometown after 10 years in the youth teams.

“When I was told I wasn’t going to be kept, it destroyed me at the time, but it also allowed me to pick myself up after a fall,” Clauss told the league website. French. “I was disappointed, but I was able to realize that if I wanted to continue playing football, I had to put fun first.” in a bouncing butcher shop. back with amateur teams. He spent several seasons in the German and French lower leagues before signing a first professional contract with second division club Quevilly-Rouen for the 2017-18 season.

He then joined German second division club Arminia Bielefeld before Lens offered him a contract in June 2020.

Only in his second season in the French top flight, Clauss has been a constant threat to opposing defenders, with a total of 29 shots and 58 assists that resulted in an effort on goal, in 28 appearances.

“He had a different background,” Haise told website after Clauss received his international call-up. ”He went through a lot of tough years where he needed a lot of resilience, stamina and to keep believing… He’s a magnificent role model for many players.” With nine matches to go in the league, eighth-place Lens can still hope for a European place next season and will rely on Clauss to deliver again. Strasbourg is in fifth place and is vying for a place in the Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain, who are 12 points ahead of Marseille, host Lorient on Sunday. Marseille is in Saint-Etienne.

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Trevor Bauer sues sports website and former writer over assault story – Pasadena Now

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Pasadena resident Trevor Bauer is suing a sports website and one of its former writers, alleging in federal court that he was defamed when they reported he fractured his skull of a woman during sex.

Bauer filed a complaint Tuesday in Los Angeles, accusing Athleticism and former writer Molly Knight to “create and spread the false narrative” of the alleged attack, according to the defamation suit.

The alleged victim obtained a temporary restraining order against Bauer last June, but two months later a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied the woman’s request for a five-year extension of the order, claiming that the evidence shows that Bauer never exceeded the boundaries that the accuser herself had together for the sexual encounters that took place at Bauer’s Pasadena home.

In February, Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to press charges against the Cy Young Award winner after investigating the woman’s allegations that he physically assaulted her during two sexual encounters.

Athleticism reported last June that “there were signs of a basal skull fracture,” citing a statement from the woman, according to the lawsuit.

Bauer, 31, argues in the suit that the CT scan results are included in the medical records attached to the woman’s statement – which Athleticism possessed – “definitely concluded that she had ‘no acute fracture’.

Athletic spokesman Taylor Patterson said: “We are confident in our reporting and plan to defend ourselves against the claim.”

Bauer previously filed a libel suit in New York against the sports news website dead spin and its editor, claiming the outlet “knowingly published false information” regarding the assault allegations.

The complaint said that dead spin had quoted Athleticism reporting that Bauer had fractured the woman’s skull, but Athleticism had corrected his story before dead spin published its report.

Bauer, 31, was placed on administrative leave by the Dodgers in early July, and has been on leave all season. He still faces possible discipline from Major League Baseball, and his future with the Dodgers remains cloudy.

Bauer signed a three-year contract with the Dodgers in February 2020, worth $102 million, including $40 million this season, which would be the highest single-season salary in baseball history. . Bauer won the National League Cy Young Award the previous season with the Cincinnati Reds.

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Golf-Woods return to Masters would be ‘phenomenal’, says McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy said on Wednesday it would be “phenomenal” for Tiger Woods to return to competition at next week’s Masters, adding that the game of golf is better every time the 15-time Major champion plays. McIlroy, speaking to reporters at TPC San Antonio ahead of this week’s Valero Texas Open, was asked what Woods’ potential appearance at the April 7-10 Masters would do for the build-up to the first major of the year.

“For golf and for the Masters tournament and for everyone to have Tiger there would be phenomenal. I think it just adds to the event. Obviously it does,” McIlroy said. . “Everything Tiger Woods does in the game of golf is reinforced every time he’s there. I mean, it would be great for him to be there.”

Woods, who is recovering from career-threatening leg injuries sustained in a car accident in February 2021, was at Augusta National Golf Club on Tuesday where he would have played the entire course. Per tournament protocol, Woods’ name will remain on the list of competitors that appears on the Masters website unless the five-time champion notifies Augusta National that he will not be participating.

“The will and the perseverance, yes, it’s incredible. If he comes back from that, it’s just that he likes to prove people wrong, he likes to prove himself wrong, I think”, McIlroy said. “It doesn’t matter when he comes back, whether it’s next week or a few weeks, a few months later, he’s a wonderful addition to the game and the game of golf is better when he plays and when he plays well.”

McIlroy, who next week will attempt to complete the career Grand Slam by winning all four of golf’s major championships, has spent the last two days at Augusta National. The 32-year-old Northern Irishman said he wanted to get a head start on preparations, especially as Augusta National have made some course changes since last year’s Masters.

“I just wanted to go out there and see it for myself and do a bit of a reconnaissance trip that I haven’t really done in the last two years. Maybe it’s a little bit different,” McIlroy said. “But it was good to be there, good to see the place…I don’t feel like there’s any rush to go there next week and prepare. I have the feel like I’ve done most of my work already, which is a nice feeling.”

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Pick-Up Sports app makes waves with Olympic gold medalist

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Canadian track and field star partners with sports app to get Toronto athletes back in the game

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TORONTO, March 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This week, Javelin Sports Inc. announces its partnership with Olympic gold medalist Donovan Bailey, combining the influence of a Canadian star with its leading pickup sports platform. The sport management app is designed for athletes of all levels and encourages greater sport participation across Canada.

Founded in 2016, Javelin Sports has changed the way athletes build their communities. The app has seen phenomenal growth over the past year, accumulating over 30,000 players who frequently connect with others on the app to play their sport of choice. The idea came from the two co-founders, Justin Ford and Coleman Chan, who said: “We realized that we didn’t play as many sports as when we were kids, so we wanted to solve that problem.”

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Over the past two years, sports activities have stagnated as the sports recreation industry has taken a hit. Now, as restrictions begin to slowly ease and the weather warms up, Javelin hopes to onboard new athletes to the app to kickstart the sporting momentum.

The unique app recently caught the eye of famed Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey, who resonated with the app’s mission to introduce new players to connect over their love for the sport. He recently opted to secure a seat on the advisory board of Javelin Sports. Over the next year, Javelin Sports is expected to grow its player base to 100,000 athletes, connecting more players to new friends and opponents than ever before.

Backed by a Canadian sporting legacy, Javelin Sports is poised to make waves on the Canadian recreational scene, giving Canadians access to a one-stop-shop platform for sports. Seventy-six percent of adults say they want to play more sports, but only 27% of adults are actively playing, which is why Javelin’s goal is to return true activity in the daily life of Canadians.

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Javelin Sports is a Toronto-based startup that has built a one-stop-shop for athletes who want to play sports in their community. With a user base of over 30,000 players, the Javelin app lets you team up with other local athletes, create private teams, and book facilities from your phone. Javelin Sports was founded by Torontonians Justin Ford and Coleman Chan with the goal of making sports easier to play. For more information, visit or email

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Government discusses the possibility of adopting the “one state, one sport” policy

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Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur held a meeting with state ministers and officials on the possibility of adopting a “one state, one sport” policy, but no decision has yet been made, said informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Union Minister of State for Sport Nisith Pramanik said Thakur held a virtual meeting with state sports ministers and officials and discussed the issue of ‘one state, one sport’ .

“The government will take an appropriate decision at the appropriate time,” Pramanik said during Question Time.

The Minister’s response came to a question from Hema Malini, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who asked about the possibility of adopting a “one state, one sport” policy for the overall growth of sports and sports. sportsmen.

Earlier, Pramanik said that the Ministry of Youth and Sports recognizes National Sports Federations (NSFs) for different sports as per the provisions of National Sports Development Code of India (NSDCI), 2011 and later published guidelines. from time to time for the promotion and development of sports in India.

These guidelines are readily available on the ministry’s website, along with a list of recognized DSPs that is updated from time to time, he added.

Pramanik said the National Code Against Age-Related Fraud in Sports issued by the ministry requires NSFs to medically screen all players in competitions by age at the time of registration or allow a new athlete to participate. at an event and issue them identity cards. according to their medical reports.

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Erigaisi to headline Indian Chess Tour

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Defending national champion Arjun Erigaisi will be the star attraction of the $1,00,000 MPL Indian Chess Tour, an elite online event that kicks off on Thursday.

In the first regional expansion of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, the event will give 16 of the country’s top talents a chance to qualify for the elite circuit.

The line-up is a mix of some of India’s hottest chess talents, both established and new, headlined by 18-year-old Erigaisi from Telangana, who recently won the Challengers event in Wijk aan Zee.

There is also Dommaraju Gukesh, 15, from Chennai, one of India’s brightest stars who is hoping to break through at the top level.

Gukesh is a huge talent who just missed out on the record for the youngest grandmaster in the world at 12 years old.

The lineup also includes more established stars like SL Narayanan, Adhiban Baskaran, Harika Dronavalli and five-time Commonwealth champion Abhijeet Gupta.

Stage 1 will be a four-day rapid chess tournament taking place from March 31 to April 3. The event will have a time control of 15m + 10s.

The Tour will feature four online tournaments followed by a final to crown the 2022 MPL Indian Chess Tour champion.

Matches will be streamed on chess24, chess24india, the MPL app as well as MPL’s YouTube and Facebook channels.

The Tour is organized by Play Magnus Group (PMG), founded by world champion Magnus Carlsen, in partnership with esports platform Mobile Premier League.

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Food, drink allowed in designated areas at sporting events from March 29 as Covid-19 rules ease

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SINGAPORE — Drinks, keropok and curry puffs are yet to return to the stands, but the local sports fraternity has welcomed the relaxed guidelines announced by national agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) on Sunday March 27 allowing food and drink (F&B) consumption in stadiums.

The revised rules were part of SportSG’s advisory for Sport and Physical Exercise and Activity, which was released three days after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a number of key changes to safety measures as Singapore heads into a new phase of life with Covid-19.

From Tuesday, the consumption of food and drink is permitted at sporting events in specially designated areas, although it is not permitted in the spectator stands. Even in designated areas, fans will be required to eat or drink at a fixed position and observe safe management measures (SMM) such as safe distancing and group size limits.

Cheering, chanting and whistling will also be permitted at events with spectators if masks are worn.

This is an important development for event organizers and fans.

During the ASEAN Football Federation Championship last December, for example, up to 10,000 fans were allowed each match day at the 55,000-capacity National Stadium and 1,000 at the 6-seater Bishan Stadium. 000 places. Each matchday consisted of up to two matches and spanned over five hours.

As the consumption of food and drink in the two stadiums was not permitted, supporters were given wrist tags which allowed them to re-enter after leaving the stadium between games for a meal.

Some fans took to social media to complain about the downsides and even wrote letters to the Straits Times Forum.

Engineer Syafiq Abdul Rahman, 33, and his five-year-old son were among 15,000 fans who attended Singapore’s 2-1 win over Malaysia at the National Stadium on Saturday. He told ST: “I planned to get into the stadium a bit later than usual, almost around kick-off (8 p.m.), so my child wouldn’t have to stay too long. a long time without hydrating.

“It’s great that the consumption of food and drink will soon be allowed again, so I can bring my family to games earlier so that we can all fully enjoy the stadium and the match atmosphere.”

The new rules also come at the right time for the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, which will take place on April 9-10 at the National Stadium after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The tournament features short, fast-paced rugby sevens matches that start as early as 10 a.m. and end at 7 p.m., with little time between matches.

Nagaland to bid for more national and international sporting events

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After South Asia National Cross Country Championships, Nagaland bids for more
Kohima: After Nagaland’s biggest sporting event on Saturday with the second South Asian Athletics Federation (SAAF) Cross Country Championships and the 56th National Cross Country Championships in Kohima, the state is now looking forward to bid for other international and national sporting events.

During the Grand Final of the Championships hosted by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at the Kohima Cultural Hall on Saturday night, Rio said that as suggested by top sports officials, Nagaland would consider bidding for domestic games to boost sportsmen. and state sports infrastructure.

The CM also thanked the SAAF and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for giving Nagaland a chance to host the historic event in Kohima which proved to be a great morale booster.

Rio also thanked the sportspeople for their participation, with participants praising the local athletes who won medals on their debut in the international and sporting event. He said it is a start for the state and an encouragement for the development of sports in the state.

He also acknowledged Baroda Bank for sponsoring the event.
Olympian and AFI Senior Vice-President Anju Bobby George said the cross-country championships made Nagaland’s history.

She appreciated the efforts made by the government and the federation to carry out this event. George also encouraged the athletes to keep doing their best.

SAAF President Dr. Lalit Kumar Bhanot also took the time to congratulate the Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) and the Government of Nagaland for the successful and grand conduct of the events. He called it one of the best organized competitions in the history of the South Asian Cross Country Championships.

Adille Sumariwalla, president of the Indian Athletics Federation, hopes the events will create excitement among the younger generation of players. He advised the state government to establish high performance centers for athletes in each district, assuring that the Indian Athletics Federation would provide all technical expertise and cooperation.

AFI Associate Vice President Abu Metha said, “This event has given young Naga from all parts of the state the ambition and knowledge to understand that if given the opportunity , they can do better and more than anyone else,” he said. .

According to him, the event marked the arrival of Nagaland on the international and national sports scene. As the state witnessed a surge of dynamism and enthusiasm in the sport, he called on young Naga to have the courage and bravery to achieve the highest standards.

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Amstel Ultra sponsors local sporting events

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Amstel Ultra sponsors a variety of local sporting events, ranging from “running races to golf tournaments with an official launch party featuring a variety of beach sports planned for May”.

A spokesperson said: “Amstel Ultra highlights the importance of a balanced lifestyle for sport and leisure with a new campaign launched this month. The 85-calorie ultra-light beer brand is hosting a series of events to encourage fun in the activity.

“There will be at least one event experience each month and contests range from foot races to golf tournaments with an official launch party featuring a variety of beach sports in May.

“The events kicked off on March 22 with the premier taking over the courts at MTM Bermuda for a five-day tennis tournament featuring the island’s top competitors. This will see the island’s top players compete in all divisions and will lead to entertaining battles.

“The last two days of the tournament [Friday & Saturday – 25th & 26th] there will be a fan zone setup for spectators to enjoy matches in the lounge with a DJ, food and drink, door prizes, games and more. The event is also proudly sponsored by Lucozade who helped energize the athletes throughout the tournament.

A spokesperson for Burrow’s & Lightbourn Ltd, who are the local distributor on the island, said: “We are really delighted with the new events we have developed and expect to see fantastic competition throughout the year.

Schedule of Amstel Ultra events:

  • Fast 4 Invitational – MTM Bermuda – March 22-26
  • Amstel Open – Belmont Hills Golf Course – April 30
  • Amstel Ultra Launch Party – Horseshoe Bay – May 21
    • beach soccer
    • beach rugby
    • Beach volleyball
    • beach tennis
  • Ultra 5K – Admiralty House – Fall Season

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An event organizer said: “When conceptualizing the events, we reached out to the respective organizations but felt it was more necessary to receive feedback from the athletes on what they would like to see done in Bermuda. . There’s been a lot of interest in the events scheduled between now and May, so we’re looking forward to delivering a high-quality series, as we know people are big fans of beer already.

If you would like more information regarding this series of events, you can contact the organizers by email at

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Sports news roundup: Motor racing and Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will continue despite Houthi attacks, organizers say; Cricket-West Indies edge ahead of England as litmus test in balance and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Motor racing and Arabian Grand Prix will continue despite Houthi attacks, organizers say

Formula 1’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix will continue after teams received security assurances and drivers met for more than four hours following attacks on an oil facility near Jeddah’s street circuit on Friday . Yemen’s Houthis, backed by Iran, said they launched attacks on Saudi energy facilities and the Saudi-led coalition said the petroleum products distribution station of state oil giant Aramco was hit, causing a fire in two tanks but no casualties.

Cricket-West Indies edge ahead of England as litmus test hangs in the balance

West Indies overtook England’s opening-leg total on Friday, taking a 28-run lead in a curious litmus test that followed a similar pattern over the first two days at Grenada. A flurry of late borders took West Indies to 232 for eight at stumps, thanks to an unbroken 55-carry partnership between Joshua Da Silva (54) and Kemar Roach (25) that followed a 49-carry stand between Da Silva and Alzarri Joseph (28).

Figure skating-Sakamoto wins women’s title in exhausted world championships

Japan’s Kaori Sakamoto claimed her first world figure skating title when she prevailed in the women’s singles event in a reduced competition in which Russia’s invasion of Ukraine still loomed large on Friday. Sakamoto, bronze medalist at the Beijing Olympics, beat Belgian Loena Hendrickx and American Alysa Liu, second and third respectively.

Tiger Woods remains listed in the field for The Masters

Tiger Woods’ name appears in the Masters 2022 field on the golf tournament’s official website – not on the list of former champions who are not scheduled to compete. The placement on the website raises questions about whether Woods is ready to return to The Masters. The event starts on April 7.

Football-Italy FA boss backs Mancini to stay despite missing World Cup

Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Gabriele Gravina has backed coach Roberto Mancini to continue in his role despite the team’s failure to qualify for this year’s World Cup in Qatar. Italy, who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, missed out on the world footballing showpiece again after suffering a 1-0 defeat at home to North Macedonia in the semi-final of the Thursday’s playoffs.

Soccer-Messi praises home fans in possible farewell ahead of World Cup

Lionel Messi paid tribute to Argentina fans in what could be their last home game before November’s World Cup final and said the raucous support in their 3-0 win over Venezuela was essential to preserve his happiness. “I expected no less from the people, from the union between the Argentine public and this team,” Messi said after his comfortable victory at Boca Juniors’ Bombonera stadium.

Tennis-Poland’s Swiatek relishes ‘surreal’ No.1 achievement

Poland’s Iga Swiatek said winning the women’s world rankings was a “surreal” feat, with the 20-year-old set to replace retired Ash Barty at the top of the rankings. Swiatek clinched the rankings after beating Viktorija Golubic 6-2 6-0 in the second round of the Miami Open on Friday, becoming the first Polish player to claim the top spot in singles.

Tennis-Kyrgios stuns Rublev, Zverev takes victory at Miami Open

Australian joker Nick Kyrgios needed 51 minutes to stun world number seven Andrey Rublev 6-3 6-0 and Alexander Zverev’s superior serve led to a 6-4 3-6 6-3 win over Borna Coric in the second round at the Miami Open on Friday. Rublev looked good early on, taking a 2-1 lead after beating Kyrgios early in the first set.

Cricket-Australia’s Perry could only play as a batter in World Cup semi-finals – coach

Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry could only play as a batsman in the Women’s World Cup semi-final next week if she does not fully recover from a back injury, coach Matthew Mott said on Saturday. Perry, who is a key player for the Australian squad, was out of action for most of their group stage win over South Africa on Tuesday after suffering a back spasm. She also missed Friday’s victory against Bangladesh.

Browns QB Deshaun Watson: ‘I have never disrespected any woman’

The Cleveland Browns and Deshaun Watson played defense on Friday, with the team backing its decision to invest significant capital and $230 million in guaranteed money in a quarterback facing 22 civil lawsuits amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Watson, dressed in a pinstripe suit with a crisp white shirt and orange tie, looked uncomfortable on the podium as general manager Andrew Berry and head coach Kevin Stefanski responded to the questions about the Browns’ background checks before acquiring the quarterback during an introductory press conference. Team owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam were not present.

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Had the chance to see how Dhoni’s brain works: Du Plessis

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From having Virat Kohli in the management group to learning about ‘cool captain’ MS Dhoni during his time with CSK, Faf du Plessis is all excited to lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the upcoming IPL.

The former South African skipper, who was bought by the RCB for Rs 7 crore at the IPL mega auction earlier this year, was a key member of the four-time IPL champions led by Dhoni since 2012.

“I was lucky to play under MS Dhoni for a very long time,” the 37-year-old said in an interview on the IPL website.

Ahead of their IPL opener against the Kolkata Knight Riders, Dhoni on Thursday handed over the reins of CSK to Indian talisman Ravindra Jadeja.

In his praise for India’s World Cup-winning captain, Du Plessis further said: “I could see very closely how his brain works. You know how things work under him, which was once moreover very lucky for me.” Moving to the RCB, Du Plessis, a three-time IPL winner with CSK, will have his task at hand to secure the elusive title for his new franchise.

Kohli, Karthik and Maxwell in the leadership group ============================ But Du Plessis is not impressed with the expectations and said he would benefit from his core “leadership group” which includes Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell and Dinesh Karthik.

”Virat was the captain of this country for a very long time. I mean, a very good leader for Indian cricket and for the RCB… So that experience and wisdom and knowledge that comes with it is second to none.

”And then the same Maxi (Glenn Maxwell). He captained many games, especially in T20 cricket. His brain and his ideas are therefore very valuable and the same goes for Dinesh Karthik.

”I’m very lucky that we have a very strong leadership group within the team. I’m the kind of leader who relies on a lot of other people.

“So I’m going to bring them as close as possible to make sure they can use all this information to the best of RCB. Each captain has their strengths. I think for me, my time has been over to watch these different leaders and see their strengths, but also to find my own path in what is going to be different today.

”It’s really important that you are, who you are. And then you can use those things that you learned from different people. And just add them to your captain style,” he added.

RCB will face Punjab Kings in their IPL opener at Navi Mumbai here on Sunday.

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Bally Sports app’s DTC streaming service not expected until summer, five MLB teams included – The Streamable

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Cord cutters who are fans of five MLB teams — the Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, Miami Marlins and Detroit Tigers — will soon be able to stream their team’s games without cable thanks to Sinclair’s Bally Sports, but not as soon as originally expected.

the Kansas City Star confirmed reports that the Royals are the benefactors of a dedicated Bally Sports streaming service, but that it won’t be available until the summer as fewer providers carry the team’s local games shown on Bally Sports Kansas City. The Royals will join the Marlins, Brewers, Rays and Tigers on this new service.

This report comes nearly a week after rumors that another MLB franchise, the Chicago Cubs, were exploring a potential DTC streaming option by also partnering with Sinclair. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs and Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the team’s current Regional Sports Network (RSN) broadcast partner, are in talks to launch a themed direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service. of the Cubs, allowing Cubs fans to watch their team without a cable or satellite subscription in 2023.

Sinclair previously announced plans to soft-launch its DTC sports streamer this spring, but even with MLB’s opening day, this report says it won’t hit the market until mid-season.

Granted, Sinclair only owns the rights to those five MLB clubs, so trying to build a nationwide service around a few regional teams might not be the best idea. We discussed the concept that Sinclair should instead build around his largest library of NBA broadcast rights, which includes the Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, and Dallas Mavericks, among others.

Currently, the only live TV streaming service that broadcasts Bally Sports Kansas City is DIRECTV STREAM, a recurring theme for Bally Sports networks across the country. YouTube TV dropped many Sinclair-owned RSNs in 2020, leaving only NBC and SNY branded networks. You can see which RSNs are available in your area below, but – spoiler alert – your streaming options are mostly DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV, with a sprinkling of Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV.

Inspired by Ferguson, Berbatov aims to lead Bulgarian football

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As a player at Manchester United, Dimitar Berbatov’s curiosity for leadership was aroused by seeing the books in manager Alex Ferguson’s office.

A biography of Napoleon Bonaparte has impressed one of Bulgaria’s greatest strikers, who is currently campaigning to lead his national football federation – a chaotic recent history.

“It was the first book that caught my eye,” Berbatov told The Associated Press in an interview, recalling his stint from 2008 to 2012 playing for a coach whose management style was studied at Harvard Business. School.

“I was like, ‘Boss, what’s up with all the autobiographies?’ And he’s like, ‘Well, Berba, I’m leading an army in a way. If I can take something from all the books I’ve read, I can apply it to my own philosophy of leading you.” Berbatov has clear ideas on how he would get Bulgarian football out of a crisis prolonged. The national team was once a staple of the World Cups – qualifying for seven out of 10 editions until 1998 – and reached the semi-finals in 1994.

In fact, obtaining the keys to the presidential office of the federation is the current issue.

Berbatov won a Bulgarian club vote last week, held an hour after an official meeting of the Bulgarian football federation was cancelled. The current president, Borislav Mihailov, was the guardian of this team in 1994.

The federation reacted on Wednesday by suspending dozens of clubs that took part in the match.

The legal stalemate is “ridiculous”, said Berbatov, and he called on football’s governing bodies FIFA and UEFA to help restore order. He wants an ”honest congress” to clear things up.

“What’s happening now is sad,” he said in an online interview this week. ”No one wins. I don’t want it to be like this.” Bulgarian football’s decline on the pitch has been evident since its last appearance in a major tournament, the 2004 European Championship with Berbatov as Bayer Leverkusen’s star striker.

Off the pitch, trouble was broadcast to the world in October 2019 when England traveled to Sofia for a Euro 2020 qualifier. England won 6-0 but the game was arrested twice as Bulgarian fans gave Nazi salutes and aimed monkey noises at black players.

“It’s something that should never happen in the world of football,” Berbatov said.

Mihailov, who had led the federation for 14 years, resigned the next day under pressure from the then prime minister. The offices of the federation were raided by the police.

Mihailov returned 18 months later, a day after Berbatov launched his campaign.

Mihailov’s election victory last October was recognized by FIFA and UEFA, but was challenged in court. The result hasn’t dampened Berbatov’s campaign team, which includes two other Euro 2004 stars, Stiliyan Petrov and Martin Petrov.

“I gathered a very good team around me that follows my way of seeing things,” Berbatov said. “An honest way, according to the laws of Bulgaria.” FIFA and UEFA wrote to the federation this week saying they are ”seriously concerned about the situation of Bulgarian football” and acknowledged ”ongoing legal proceedings” regarding the election of the last year.

With the future uncertain, Berbatov is planning a 10-year strategy to kick-start youth development in the country that produced 1994 Ballon d’Or winner Hristo Stoichkov.

Berbatov has appeared in two Champions League finals – for Leverkusen in 2002 and United in 2009 – but the current national team has no player at a top club in any of Europe’s big five leagues.

“We have to make sure our academies have a philosophy of playing football,” he said. “It hasn’t worked for so many years because everyone is working independently and no one is listening.” Berbatov cites Croatia, 2018 World Cup finalists whose population is just over half of Bulgaria’s nearly 7 million, as an example to follow.

Bulgaria will face Croatia next week in a friendly match in Qatar, two days before FIFA’s 211 member federations gather there for their annual congress.

“I have every right to go to Doha as well to represent my country,” Berbatov said of the uncertainty, “but of course nobody wants such a thing to happen.”

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Top 6 sports games for Android and iOS in 2022 – Phandroid

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Sports games are mini versions of real sports. With sports games you can be whoever you want to be and decide who will be on your team. There’s a kind of power that comes with participating in a game that you love so much. The sports industry in 2022 remains a popular and ever-growing industry. There are many subsets in the industry, and sports mobile games make up a significant portion of the industry. Besides games, sports betting is another popular aspect of the sports industry in recent years.

Many sports fans now have a chance to make a lot of money through their dedication and following through sports betting. The good news is that there has never been a better time to bet on sports than now, with many betting sites such as powerful tips now making it easier for fans to win their bets with their savvy advice, predictions and analysis.

There are also professional tipsters like Kate Richardson, who continually give out winning tips that have helped many bettors place bets and win big in the process. Undoubtedly, the odds of succeeding in sports betting are at an all-time high with these resources. You can see Richardson’s profile here.

As a bettor or regular bettor, if you would like to play mobile sports games on your devices while you wait for your betting results, you can start with any of the following. They are compatible with Android and iOS devices.

Best Sports Games for Android and iOS Users

Sports games are interesting. They give you the opportunity to experience what playing a sport looks like in real life. You can start with the experience of managing a team to implement player training in a game.

Sports games are all about the thrill, and here are some of the best sports games you can play in 2022:

FIFA Mobile 22

FIFA Mobile is one of the best sports games for Android. It offers the most realistic football experience you can get on mobile. With FIFA Mobile, you’re not just a random player; you are also partly responsible for certain management tasks.

You can choose the players and the formations you want them to play in. You also control players during a game and you can upgrade your team by purchasing items from the in-app store. FIFA Mobile is a fun game if you already know how to play football. If you don’t, you will have to follow tutorials to get the best football game experience on your mobile.

The coolest thing about a football game is that you don’t need your real legs; you need your hands on the pad and your thinking skills.

Madden NFL 22 Mobile Soccer

Although you can play it on Android, it is recommended as one of the best games for iOS. Madden NFL delivers an authentic football experience and features one of the best managerial styles in football games.

This game focuses on building your team and reaching the top of the leaderboards. You can achieve this by buy skilled players; you can search for qualified players by watching real matches and choosing the players you think could play better in your team. Then you can challenge the best teams and compete against them.

If your team wins against opponents, you move up the leaderboards. Madden NFL gives you the experience of building your football team and leading it to greatness.

Perfect MLB Round

Until MLB Perfect Inning, players did not explore baseball. It was a game that most people ignored. However, MLB Perfect Inning brought the game to life both on the field and on mobile devices.

MLB showcases the authenticity of baseball, and with the improved graphics, it almost looks like you’re playing the real game. With MLB, you can control your team to win Major League and baseball games.

You can also trade players, sell your incompetent players, and learn everything you need to know to win matches. MLB Baseball Inning is one of the best games for iOS users to play with friends.

NBA jam

If you’re a seasoned gamer, you’re probably familiar with NBA Jam. It’s a classic game that’s been around for a while. Although a classic, NBA Jam is frequently updated by game developers, making it one of the best sports games for Android and reflecting the new things that basketball sports- ball 2022 will reveal.

NBA Jam is easy to play, the rules are clear, and the touch controls are navigable. You can download NBA Jam from the Google Play Store, play locally, and play with friends online.

The game is mostly about teamwork and your efficiency as a basketball shooter. NBA Jam may be a game from the 90s, but it’s a game that’s constantly improving, making it top-notch and on par with the latest sports games.

real boxing 2

It will be difficult to find people who don’t like boxing sports. He quickly became one of most practiced sports in the world. People are paying money to watch a boxing match, and more people are betting on the possible outcomes.

These reasons have made boxing one of the richest sports in the world. While the sport keeps you on your toes, the game puts you in the shoes of the boxers. With Real Boxing 2, you have to create your avatar from scratch and fight to the top. You can challenge super champions to claim their position at the top. To do this effectively, you need to defeat fully equipped bosses with gears. This way you can also be fully equipped.

There are special attacks and abilities that you can purchase from the in-app store. You can use them to play against opponents all over the world. Real Boxing 2 gives you the realistic boxing ring experience. It’s about fighting your way to victory.

Unleashed Bike 2

This is another adventurous BMX game. It is one of the best games for iOS and Android. Like any BMX game, in Bike Unchained 2 you’ll race against opponents in the mountains and perform stunts between races.

You can customize your character and bikes to your liking. To do this, you can buy these customizations in the integrated store. Bike Unchained has one of the best graphical demonstrations, giving you a realistic experience of the game itself.


The beauty of sports games is that they guide you through the authenticity of real sports. With these suggestions, you can experience one of the best sports games for Android and iOS.

You can start with FIFA or NBA Jam, boxing games, and experience the reality and beauty of sports games.

Portugal implements live odds publication ban for sporting events

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Posted: March 23, 2022, 10:23 a.m.

Last update: March 23, 2022, 01:00 a.m.

In-play betting is becoming increasingly popular in the sports world. This is a step backwards in Portugal, however, following the introduction of a new regulation limiting where sportsbooks can publish their odds.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of Portuguese football, playing for Manchester United. The Portuguese sports betting market is becoming more restrictive following the implementation of new rules. (Image: Getty Images)

In-play, or live, betting is the act of betting on a particular game as it occurs. It offers challenges that conventional sports betting does not. The odds go up and down faster and bettors need to be able to react accordingly.

It’s not a new concept – some sportsbooks have included in-game options for years. However, the rise of legalization, particularly in the United States, has facilitated increased participation. Portugal decided, however, that in-play bets need not be too exposed.

Portugal tightens in-play betting rules

The Gaming Inspection and Regulation Service (SRIJ, for its Portuguese acronym) established a new rule last week. N°1/2022/SRIJ updates various aspects of the country’s sports betting regulations, including the regulator’s approach to in-play betting.

Now, operators cannot view live odds on any platform, advertising medium or stadium screen. This also means no live odds presentation on Twitter, Facebook feeds and other social media platforms. Operators must restrict the ratings of their own websites.

Disclosure of real-time “odds” outside of the entity’s website explorer, in addition to setting up an easy call-to-play, is not a means that observes and abides by the rules… of the code of the advertising“, explains the SRIJ.

Any operator who breaks the rule potentially faces fines or other penalties, under the regulator’s rules on illegal advertising. The SRIJ has not specified the types of actions it can take if an infringement is discovered.

The aim of the new rule is to limit the exposure of the general public to gambling-related activities. It also aims to prevent any appearance that in-play betting can produce greater returns and to stop the potential for impulse betting.

Repress betting ads

In October 2021, Portugal implemented restrictions on gambling advertisements in the country. The Portuguese government believes that gambling should be treated the same as alcohol. It passed four laws in October 2021 to limit gambling ads.

The introduction of the laws was strongly linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a huge increase in the number of young people playing the game in Portugal during the lockdowns. This served as a catalyst for the creation of several new restrictions related to different forms of gambling and betting.

In addition, a time limit has also been imposed on advertisements from game providers. In Portugal, suppliers are not allowed to advertise in the media between 07:30 and 21:00. This is similar to policies in other countries, including the UK, which crack down on sports betting advertisements.

The SRIJ reports that the online sports betting category reached €423.8 million ($466.18 million) in the first quarter of 2021. Compared to the same period in 2020, this represents a growth of 284%, when the volume of bets amounted to 149.2 euros. million ($164.12 million).

This evolution of the industry has been supported by an equal growth in the number of bettors. In the first quarter of 2020, the SRIJ identified approximately 440,000 players. A year later, that number had grown to 770,000.

Cubs owners slam racism after Chelsea bid backlash

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Owners of the Chicago Cubs, who are bidding for Premier League club Chelsea, touted their anti-racism credentials on Wednesday after a backlash in England over offensive comments from the Ricketts family patriarch.

It’s been three years since Joe Ricketts apologized after online outlet Splinter News published emails featuring him making Islamophobic comments, such as “Islam is a cult not a religion”. competition to buy Chelsea, which went up for sale after Russian owner Roman Abramovich was sanctioned by the British government for his links to President Vladimir Putin amid the war on Ukraine.

Paul Canoville, Chelsea’s first black player, tweeted ‘a big anti-racism NO to the Ricketts offer’. his son, Cubs president Tom Ricketts. They also partnered hedge fund manager Ken Griffin for the offering.

“Our family rejects all forms of hate in the strongest terms possible,” the Ricketts family said in a statement. ”Racism and Islamophobia have no place in our society.

“We have developed deep and lasting partnerships with the Muslim community in Chicago, as well as with all communities of color.” Tom Ricketts was due to travel to London this week to discuss the candidacy with fans.

“Respect for diversity and inclusion are core to our family values,” the family statement said. “If we are successful in our bid for Chelsea, we are committing to the club and the fans to actively promote these values.” There are at least seven known bidders for Chelsea and the UK government must approve a license for the redemption which cannot see Abramovich receive the sale proceeds.

The sale price could reach 3 billion pounds (4 billion dollars).

A consortium that has bid includes Todd Boehly, co-owner of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss and Jonathan Goldstein, a London-based property investor and CEO of Cain International.

Michael Broughton, the former chairman of Liverpool and British Airways, is leading a consortium that includes top tracker Sebastian Coe, chairman of World Athletics, IOC member and Chelsea fan.

British property tycoon Nick Candy is behind the “Blue Football Consortium” which offers investments from South Korean companies including Hana Financial Group, C&P Sports Group and an undisclosed third entity.

London-based global investment firm Centricus, which says it oversees $38 billion in assets, has also submitted an offer.

Amr Zedan, a Los Angeles-born Saudi investor, has also registered his offer with the Raine Group, the bank overseeing the sale of the reigning European and world champions.

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MN House Bill penalizes bad fans at youth sporting events

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ST. PAUL — The bill that penalizes sports fans who become unhinged during their children’s games is progressing at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Representing Jeff Huot is the sponsor of the bill in the House. He is also a long-time referee and has witnessed a lot of bad behavior himself.

He says there are already criminal codes that can solve some of the problems when violence turns physical.

He says the state also passed a law a few years ago that gave schools the right to suspend an unruly fan for up to a year, but it’s rarely enforced.

Huot says his bill would implement a civil penalty. It includes a $1,000 fine for your first offense that would be imposed by the Minnesota Amateur Athletic Commission.

We have to do something, doing nothing is not an option right now. It’s terrible to have to legislate behavior. Many of these events take place at the Little League level. I mean, how do you get in the car with your kid on the way home and have to talk about “Jimmy’s” mom or dad being a jerk on the sidelines?

Huot says a lot of details and specifics about the bill will be worked out as it goes through other House committees.

He says there is also a companion bill in the state Senate.

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Health and Safety for Sports Event Organizers – Media, Telecom, IT, Entertainment

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The recent Winter Olympics and the conclusion of Six Nations rugby are just two of many sporting events, large and small, which have welcomed fans back (in accordance with local laws and restrictions) over the past few weeks. As we continue to live with COVID-19, it is essential that organizers of sporting and other events are aware of health and safety requirements and their duty of care to attendees.

Main legal provisions

The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1974 etc. (“the 1974 Act”) is the main piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Britain. It defines the general duties of employers (and self-employed persons) to employees and the public, as well as the duties of employees to themselves and to each other. The Occupiers Liability (Scotland) Act 1960 also imposes liability on an occupier for injury or damage to any person as a result of something the occupier has done (or failed to do).

Health and Safety Considerations for Event Hosts and Organizers

The 1974 law stipulates that the working environment for employees must be safe and without risk to health, as far as possible. An employer is also responsible for ensuring that members of the public are not exposed to health risks.

In the context of sporting events, event hosts and organizers will also be required to plan, manage and monitor the event to ensure that anyone attending is not exposed to risks to their health and his safety. This means that it is the responsibility of the host or organizer to ensure that there are sufficient safeguards and procedures in place (including any relevant COVID-19 safeguards that are legally required ) to mitigate any risk to the health and safety of staff, participants and the public. who participate in the event.

Health and safety considerations when volunteers are involved

A sports organization that employs employees is required to comply with the 1974 law.

Where a club is run by volunteers (without employees), the 1974 Act will not apply, but the club/volunteers will have a legal duty to ensure that all premises (e.g. a club house , pavilion, playing field, etc.) under their control are safe for participants and spectators, as far as possible. The extent of the obligation imposed by law will depend on the level of control the club/volunteers have over the premises concerned. They will be required to maintain the premises and any equipment made available in good condition.

The obligation to ensure the safety of a person “as far as possible” means that the level of risk must be weighed against the measures necessary to control the risk, taking into account money, time or difficulties necessary to mitigate this risk.

Manage crowds

Due to the obligation to ensure that spectators and the general public are not exposed to health and safety risks, event organizers must put in place sufficient crowd control measures. This is not a consideration only relevant to the duration of the event – risk assessments should take into account the preparation for the event and should remain in place until spectators have left the premises safely. This would involve issues such as safe entrances and exits, hazard-free walkways, determining the site’s security capability, and having a crowd management plan in place.

What happens if I rent a location or facility?

If you rent a place to play sports or organize an event, you may have certain obligations to manage the risks, to the extent possible. Again, the extent of these duties will depend on the degree of control you have over the premises and any equipment on the premises.

However, the legal obligation is not exclusively an issue for the club/organization renting a pitch or facility. It is important to remember that the owners of the facility or location must also ensure that the environment is safe for use. Owners cannot simply ignore health and safety considerations (because the event is run by a third party) – there will be an ongoing duty to ensure there are sufficient procedures and planning in place , and that the premises and any equipment provided are in good condition.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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IPL 15: 25% crowd allowed inside stadiums

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The 15th edition of the Indian Premier League, due to start in Mumbai on Saturday, will see 25% attendance in stadiums, organizers said on Wednesday.

The lucrative league kicks off at Wankhede Stadium on Saturday with defending champions Chennai Super Kings taking on Kolkata Knight Riders.

“This match will be a momentous occasion as the 15th edition of the IPL will welcome fans back to the stadiums after a brief hiatus due to the pandemic,” an IPL statement said.

“The matches will be played at stadiums in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and Pune with an audience occupancy rate of 25% in line with COVID-19 protocols,” the statement added.

With the addition of two new teams – Lucknow Super Giants and Gujarat Titans – the IPL will have 74 matches this season, including 70 at Wankhede Stadium and Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, as well as Navi Mumbai’s DY Patil Ground and Stadium. International MCA. in Pune.

Up to 20 matches each will take place in Wankhede and DY Patil, while 15 each will be staged in Brabourne and the MCA International Stadium in Pune.

The IPL returns to India after about a year. In 2021, the league was played behind closed doors at a few venues in India but was suspended midway through May after several cases of COVID-19 were reported in its bio-bubble. The remaining matches were then played in the United Arab Emirates in September–October.

The 2020 edition of the league was also played in the United Arab Emirates.

Tickets for the league stage will go on sale from Wednesday and can be purchased through the league’s official website or at

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Chile seeks to ban sportsbooks from advertising at sporting events and clubs in the country

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from Chile MP for the Coquimbo region, Marco Antonio Sulantayannounced that in the coming days he will submit a bill to Congress that would ban the advertising of betting companies at sporting events and clubs in Chile.

The lawmaker, who is also a member of the Chilean Sports Commission, explained that although betting companies “are legally prohibited from operating in our country, in reality they operate in tax havens, with unknown whereabouts, generating millions of dollars in profits, but without paying any tax on those profits,” he said.

“During the last years we have seen how dozens, if not hundreds of these platforms have taken over sporting events through static advertisingand sponsoring football teams in particular, which could become a serious problem, such as the participation of minors in sports betting,” Sulantay added.

Without going any further, the parliamentarian assured that online betting companies “could also lead to gambling addiction, since users can generate profits through small bets, but in a single bet lose everything and in the desperation to get their money back, bet larger sums again”. .

Sulantay said that “since they operate in tax havens, it is unclear who the owners of these betting houses are, one could therefore deduce that there is money laundering. So, it is necessary to prohibit them from sponsoring sporting events and clubs, otherwise the Ministry of Finance should move decisively to regulate their operation in Chileas has been done with streaming platforms, so that they can pay the corresponding taxes,” he concluded.

Football-Moriyasu expects aggressive Australia in World Cup clash

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Japan coach Hajime Moriyasu has known joy and despair throughout Asia’s World Cup preliminaries, but victory against Australia in Sydney on Thursday will ensure a happy conclusion to a dramatic campaign.

Japan and Saudi Arabia can both confirm their place in the final in Qatar this week, with Hervé Renard’s Saudi side set to qualify if they beat already-eliminated China in Sharjah. The Saudis lead Group B one point ahead of Japan with Australia in third, three points behind Moriyasu’s side and needing to defeat ‘Samurai Blue’ to take their destiny into their own hands.

The Japanese are set to contest a seventh straight World Cup despite a poor start to the final round of qualifying, when defeats to Oman and Saudi Arabia raised questions over Moriyasu’s future. But the former Sanfrecce Hiroshima boss weathered that slump to lead his side to five straight wins, including a 2-1 victory over the Australians in Japan in October, and three more points will be enough to secure a place in Qatar.

“Australia were very strong and their level of intensity was high when we played them last October,” Moriyasu told the Asian Football Confederation website. “I’m sure the next game will be more aggressive and intense than our last game, and I think it will be a good game of football.”

Iran and South Korea have already won the two automatic spots available in Group A, with the pair facing off in Seoul on Thursday in the battle for top spot. That leaves the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon and Iraq fighting for third place in the group and a place in the playoffs.

Iraq will face the United Arab Emirates in Riyadh while Lebanon host Syria in Sidon. The United Arab Emirates, under new coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena, are third with nine points, three ahead of the Lebanese with another point behind Iraq.

The two third-placed teams will meet in the playoffs in Qatar on June 7 before facing South American opponents for a place in the final a week later.

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I haven’t seen any worried legislators at women’s sporting events

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This remark originally appeared in the Montanan Daily.

The game had just ended and it was brutal.

I sat down in the stands and before the players had even cleared the field, head coach Pam McCreesh had already started attacking me, shouting from the field, “No, no. No. I’m not going to talk about it today.

She was the head coach of the Utah State University women’s softball team and I was the sportswriter covering them for the local newspaper. The Aggies softball team was absolutely awful and didn’t help playing in a league with many California teams that could spend the year training and training in the sun while the Aggies spent winter indoors.

This season was particularly awful, and the women had just set the school record for most errors in a game.

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McCreesh gave me a lick that I still remember as the focus of my cover was all wrong. I had written a flurry of stories about mounting losses and her outclassed team, and she was tired of reading about it in the next day’s paper.

After receiving “no comment” for the journal, I trudged back to the office, challenged to find a new way to describe yet another ugly loss. It’s the sportswriter’s secret that it’s much harder to cover a losing team than a winning one. Victories are dramatic, victorious things to celebrate.

I remember turning away from the interview near second base and looking into the stands. I had been the only person present – a point I didn’t let slip when I scolded my sportswriter for sending me to an event that seemed to have so little appeal.

Having been a sports journalist, I can tell you that women work no less hard than their male counterparts, and they are no less talented. And yet, it’s true then as now, crowds tend to be larger in the same sports when played by men than by women. I could write volumes on this, but that’s probably best left to gender bias experts and sports historians.

That’s why it’s so shocking to me to see so much concern among lawmakers, not just in Montana, but across the country, as they try to enact legislation to protect women from themselves. . Lawmakers, including Montana State Representative John Fuller, want to ensure that the only women playing women’s sports are born biologically female. They banned transgender athletes from playing with their female counterparts, arguing that boys who simply can’t make the men’s team would do everything possible to identify as transgender and play among women. Those same lawmakers who seem so concerned about fairness in sports haven’t worried about women making a similar shift toward men’s sports.

If women’s sports are such a concern, especially for these legislators, why aren’t they filling the stands at women’s sporting events?

If women’s sports are such a concern, especially for these legislators, why aren’t they filling the stands at women’s sporting events? They seem so concerned about the fairness and integrity of women’s sport, but can’t bother showing up to the game?

The problem becomes – like so many other problems today – that of the genitals. When we only care about body parts, we miss the point of sport, which is to build community, teamwork, and showcase skills. Frankly, women’s sports need more attention and promotion, but that has nothing to do with body parts and everything to do with double standards. And believing that female athletes aren’t strong enough, articulate enough, and capable enough to watch over their own sport is a patronizing form of sexism in itself.

In other words, women’s sports were doing well without your help, legislators. In fact, the problem is that women’s sport has had to fend for itself for so long, it’s shocking and dishonest to see the concern now.

If lawmakers really want to make a difference in women’s sports, try increasing scholarships or finding a way to achieve parity in the publicity and attention given to women’s sports versus men’s sports. If lawmakers are so concerned that competition is so easily overwhelmed that boys can just walk in and compete, maybe that’s really an argument for making women’s sport more robust.

In other words, if you want more women’s sports, stop figuring out who to exclude and do a better job of who to include.

GAB: More sporting events to return as country normalizes from COVID-19

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GAB President Abraham ‘Baham’ Mitra takes a selfie at the PFF Training Center after attending one of the PFL Copa Paulino Alcantara games in Carmona, Cavite. | Photo by G.A.B.

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) is delighted and delighted to see more sporting events taking place this month as the country allows more professional sporting events below the alert level. 1.

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline across the country, GAB, the country’s professional sports governing body and regulator, is allowing more professional sports to be held, especially in the month of March.

“We are happy that professional sport is starting to normalize again in the country. Although, of course, our priority remains the safety of our athletes, teams and game officials from the virus,” said GAB Chairman Baham Mitra.

Many professional sporting events this month, such as the Copa Paulino Alcantara of the Philippine Football League (PFL), kicked off on March 14 at the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) training center in Carmona, Cavity.

Additionally, the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) opened its 2022 season with a bubble tournament on March 16 at the Paco Arena.

In the basketball scene, three professional leagues of Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, FilBasket and newcomer Pilipinas Super League have recently started in various venues across the country.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governor’s Cup entered the conference quarterfinals.

FilBasket, which recently applied to become a professional league with GAB, opened its second season on March 18 in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup kicked off its second season in Zamboanga City on March 19 while the PSL on March 18 in Roxas Town, Zamboanga del Norte.

“We are just as excited as everyone because it has been a while since we had so many sporting events at the same time in different parts of the country,” Mitra added.

In addition, ARQ Sports’ Engkwentro Kwatro boxing event was successfully held at Alta Vista Gym in Cebu City, while Omega Pro Sports International’s ‘Kumbati 12’ fight card is scheduled for March 26 in Mandaue. City.

Meanwhile, the URCC will promote a mixed martial arts event on March 22 in Olongapo City; the event will include an exhibition match and five professional MMA bouts according to GAB.


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Sports training program for inmates

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The Meghalaya Prison Department and Indian Oil Corporation have launched a new initiative to train inmates in various sporting events to improve their physical and mental well-being.

The Inspector General of Police in charge of Prisons, M Kharkrang, on Monday launched the month-long training program for inmates with the IOC Executive Director, G Ramesh, at the district jail here.

“Today marks an important day for the Prisons and Correctional Services as inmates will be trained in carrom board and volleyball as part of the ‘prison parivartan to pride’ initiative in conjunction with IOC,” Kharkrang said. at PTI.

He said the sports training program for inmates aims to improve the physical and mental well-being of inmates, especially during the pandemic period.

IGP Prisons said the program will also be rolled out to other district prisons across the state.

Currently, 75 inmates will receive sports training during the month-long period, he said.

IOC President Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, who launched the program through the online mode, said the total number of prisons covered by the program has increased to 37 and the IOC aims to train more than 550 inmates over the course of the third phase of the program.

He said the first two phases of the program have already heralded a remarkable social movement by transforming the lives of inmates and facilitating their integration into society.

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Los Angeles County lifts Covid restrictions for indoor concerts and sporting events, but there’s a catch

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Los Angeles The county will align with the state and waive the requirement that attendees of indoor mega-events such as sporting events or concerts show proof of covid vaccination or a negative test, LA County health officials said today.

According to the county’s public health department, the requirement will be lifted on April 1 in conjunction with the state, which is also scrap the mandate.

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The move follows lifting other Covid restrictions in the county – such as indoor mask-wearing requirements – in response to declining numbers of infections and hospitalizations. But the approximately 3 million county residents who live in the city of Los Angeles are not so lucky.

According to public health ordinance sign by Mayor Eric Garcetti on March 4 of this year, “A covered location will require each guest to provide proof of vaccination when entering an indoor portion of a covered location. A covered location shall require proof of vaccination when entering the customer’s first in-person interaction with staff. A covered location is required to cross-check proof of vaccination for each customer who appears to be 18 years of age or older with photo identification. Subject to the exemptions below , a customer will not be permitted to enter an indoor portion of a covered location without proof of vaccination.”

Covered pitches, as defined by the cityinclude gyms and fitness centers, businesses that provide personal care services, businesses that serve food and beverages, and the following:

Entertainment and recreation venues, including but not limited to cinemas, music and concert halls, performance halls, adult entertainment venues, commercial event and party venues, sports arenas, convention centers, exhibition halls, museums, malls, shopping malls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, card rooms, family entertainment centers, playgrounds games, billiard and billiard halls and other recreational game centers…

Although they lifted restrictions today, county health officials continued to urge precautionary measures against the spread of the virus, noting that the BA.2 subvariant of COVID-19 is beginning slowly to grow locally and will likely gain a stronger foothold in the county, reflecting the pattern seen abroad and in some cities on the East Coast.

In the week ending February 26, 6.4% of all Covid samples that were tested for the variants were found to be the result of BA.2, which is a more infectious offshoot of the Omicron variant that fueled the recent winter spike in infections. That was up from 4.5% the previous week.

Health officials noted that while the percentage is still low, it is finally starting to climb significantly after hovering around 1% for weeks. They said BA.2 is currently believed to be responsible for 23% of sequenced cases nationwide, while accounting for 39% of infections in parts of the northeast. The proportion of new cases of Omicron is much, much higher overseas, and the variant now accounts for 75% of all new cases worldwide.

“The increasing presence of the highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant in many parts of this country reminds us that we must remain vigilant and prepared for the possibility of new cases in the near future,” the director of public health said. Barbara Ferrer in a statement. “And while discouraging to face
this possibility, the best way to mitigate a new outbreak of cases due to increased hospitalizations and deaths is to increase vaccination and booster coverage. Given the compelling evidence that vaccines continue to protect against all variants and their wide availability, residents and workers are urged to use the next two weeks to get up to date on their vaccines.

“Waiting until we start seeing increases in cases is not optimal because once there are more people testing positive, there is already more community transmission,” she said.

Health officials have continued to urge people to take precautionary measures — including masks — in crowded situations, even though they are no longer mandatory.

The county on Monday reported 935 new Covid infections over the past two days, bringing the cumulative number for the entire pandemic to 2,825,423.

Another 29 deaths have also been confirmed by the county, bringing the total death toll to 31,491.

According to state figures, there were 404 Covid-positive patients in county hospitals on Monday, up from 422 on Sunday. Of these patients, 65 were being treated in intensive care, up from 71 a day earlier.

The overall hospitalization total has not been this low since July 2021.

The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus, which was largely unchanged at 0.7% last week, was 0.6% on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

According to the county, as of Thursday, 75% of eligible county residents ages 5 and older had been fully immunized. However, only 30% of children aged 5-11 have been fully immunized, the lowest rate of any age group.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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Interscholastic indoor sporting events will take place behind closed doors from March 21

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MACAO, March 21 – In response to the development of the epidemic situation in neighboring regions and consistent with the overall epidemic prevention and control work, and in order to protect the health of students and ensure the good progress of inter-school activities, the DSEDJ announced that from 21st In March (Monday), indoor interscholastic sporting events will take place behind closed doors and no on-site audiences are permitted. The free online ticket office for the 39and The Interscholastic Singing Competition will also be suspended until further notice.

The DSEDJ will continue to assess the competitive situation and dynamically adjust the corresponding admission measures. The competition schedule will also be adjusted based on factors such as the competition system, venue availability and the epidemic prevention situation of participating schools. Depending on the evolution of the epidemic, some competitions may have to be postponed or cancelled. The DSEDJ thanks the residents for their understanding and cooperation.

The football-Argentina league match delayed after explosives were thrown on the pitch

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The Clasico Rosarino between Newell’s Old Boys and Rosario Central in Argentina was delayed on Sunday after supporters threw “bombs” on the pitch and damaged it, Newell’s Old Boys said. Shortly before kick-off, Newell’s Old Boys said on Twitter that the Argentine Primera Division match had been delayed as the referee was notified by the head of security after the explosives were thrown.

South American fans have a reputation for setting off flares, big firecrackers and smoke bombs. The club released a video of a crude device landing on the playing surface at Estadio Gigante de Arroyito de Rosario and releasing white smoke before turning off .

“Teams are on the pitch,” the club said in another Twitter post. “A few bombs are thrown onto the field and explode as the teams line up for their shots. There is now smoke filling one of the penalty boxes.”

The match between the arch-rivals finally got underway after a short delay and Newell’s Old Boys secured victory at Rosario Central for the first time since 2016 thanks to a second-half goal from Juan Manuel Garcia. Riot police ran onto the pitch to protect the celebrating players from home fans.

“We had heart and passion. You had pomegranates. Heart and passion won. Rosario is ours,” the winners said on Twitter. Former Argentina winger Cristian “Kily” Gonzalez was sacked as manager of Rosario Central following the loss, the club said in a statement on their website.

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The best sports games you can download on your Android device in 2022 – Phandroid

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Sometimes we kind of forget the breadth of selection on Google Play Store. Whether you’re looking for a productivity app or games you can play casually, there’s always something great to download on this platform.

If you’re a big sports fan and want to be able to take your favorite sports games wherever you go, you’ll be happy to know that there are also plenty of titles you can download. Even if you love sports betting, some of the best betting apps in india are also available on the platform.

But since betting isn’t yet widely accepted in some countries, we’ve researched some of the most exciting sports games you can find on the Play Store. Let’s wait no longer and go into the details!

FIFA Soccer

You like soccer ? Go ahead and build your ultimate FIFA team on this mobile game from Electronic Arts (EA). EA is one of the biggest gaming companies today and you can expect this game to be quality. If you’ve never played this game before, you probably think it’s just some kind of simulation game that doesn’t have much to offer, but that’s not the case.

EA’s FIFA mobile is on par with the FIFA Games that you can play on game consoles. FIFA mobile features enhanced visuals of up to 60fps. You can also find some of the classic FIFA stadiums in this game and over 15,000 football stars that you can put into your dream team.

Here’s a helpful player review you should read

Annamarie Sumang (5 stars): “Great!!! It has good graphics, controls and movement, but the developers need to fix some bugs and lags. And why is it still charging? It’s always disconnecting especially when you’re in a match. I hope you will correct and react to this. Congratulations!”

This app has over 9 million downloads so far. It’s free to download, but there are in-app purchases that can enhance your gaming experience. You must be online to play this game, and your device must be at least Android 5.0. The 60 fps feature is also only available on certain mobile devices.

baseball star

If you primarily like baseball and want a game you can play without having to go online, baseball star worth the detour. This 3D baseball game is developed by Playus Soft. You can experience having a baseball career in league mode, challenge mode and event match.

You can play all rounds in person and some of them can also be played automatically. You can also choose the auto season feature to cycle through an entire season automatically. To make your gameplay realistic enough, you will need to train your players and recruit powerful ones as well.

Player Review

Rosita Irinco (5 stars): “I’m going to give it 5 stars. It’s a great game. I have a suggestion. Please listen to me. Can you add a mode to challenge mode like mythic and can you add online features like online PVP (player vs player) not player vs bot? »

In terms of graphics, it is far from being that of EA fifa mobile. It looks like what many would expect mobile games to look like. Think Animal Crossing when it comes to graphics. It’s a cute but serious game that also features in-app purchases. You can enhance your gaming experience by purchasing items for your players and upgrading stadiums.

Slam Dunk from TV animation

If basketball is your game and you are one of those people who like to watch anime, Slam Dunk mobile game maybe what you are looking for. This is based on the 1900s basketball anime Slam Dunk and is developed by DeNa Hong Kong Limited.

The app features original anime characters like Hanamichi Sakuragi, Kaede Rukawa, Ryota Miyagi, and more. It’s officially licensed by Toei Animation, the creators of the original anime, and so, it’s quite a trip down memory lane if you’ve seen this show grow.

This game allows real-time 3D matches between basketball teams. You can play a 3v3 half court, a 1v1 solo match, a 2v2 duo match, a 3v3 full court and a 5v5 full court. The game also allows you to play and have fun with your friends.

Player Review

Barry Benedicto (4 stars): “It’s fun to play and I like it but I hope next season, at least 3 days a month, all the characters will be open with 100% talent. But it is forbidden to use in the 3v3 ranked game and in other game modes, you can use characters that are free to use and have 100% talent.

This game has over 144,000 downloads and you also need to be online to enjoy this game. There are also in-app purchases to improve your team and player skills.

LA lifts Covid restrictions for indoor concerts and sporting events – Deadline

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Los Angeles County will align with the state and lift the requirement that attendees of indoor mega-events such as sporting events or concerts show proof of Covid vaccination or test negative, it said today. LA County health officials today.

According to the county’s public health department, the requirement will be lifted on April 1 in conjunction with the state, which is also removing the mandate.

The move follows the lifting of other Covid restrictions in the county – such as indoor mask-wearing requirements – in response to declining infection numbers and hospitalizations. But the approximately 3 million county residents who live in the city of Los Angeles are not so lucky.

According to public health ordinance sign by Mayor Eric Garcetti on March 4 of this year, “A covered location will require each guest to provide proof of vaccination when entering an indoor portion of a covered location. A covered location shall require proof of vaccination when entering the customer’s first in-person interaction with staff. A covered location is required to cross-check proof of vaccination for each customer who appears to be 18 years of age or older with photo identification. Subject to the exemptions below , a customer will not be permitted to enter an indoor portion of a covered location without proof of vaccination.”

Covered pitches, as defined by the cityinclude gyms and fitness centers, businesses that provide personal care services, businesses that serve food and beverages, and the following:

Entertainment and recreation venues, including but not limited to cinemas, music and concert halls, performance halls, adult entertainment venues, commercial event and party venues, sports arenas, convention centers, exhibition halls, museums, malls, shopping malls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, card rooms, family entertainment centers, playgrounds games, billiard and billiard halls and other recreational game centers…

The city could lift its order as soon as the end of the week. The city council is expected to vote Wednesday on repealing the measure, which was signed into law in November.

Although they lifted restrictions today, county health officials continued to urge precautionary measures against the spread of the virus, noting that the BA.2 subvariant of COVID-19 is beginning slowly growing locally and will likely gain a stronger foothold in the county, mirroring the pattern seen overseas and in some East Coast cities.

In the week ending February 26, 6.4% of all Covid samples that were tested for the variants were found to be the result of BA.2, which is a more infectious offshoot of the Omicron variant that fueled the recent winter spike in infections. That was up from 4.5% the previous week.

Health officials noted that while the percentage is still low, it is finally starting to climb significantly after hovering around 1% for weeks. They said BA.2 is currently believed to be responsible for 23% of sequenced cases nationwide, while accounting for 39% of infections in parts of the northeast. The proportion of new cases of Omicron is much, much higher overseas, and the variant now accounts for 75% of all new cases worldwide.

“The increasing presence of the highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant in many parts of this country reminds us that we must remain vigilant and prepared for the possibility of new cases in the near future,” the director of public health said. Barbara Ferrer in a statement. “And while discouraging to face
this possibility, the best way to mitigate a further increase in cases due to increased hospitalizations and deaths is to increase vaccination and booster coverage. Given the compelling evidence that vaccines continue to protect against all variants and their wide availability, residents and workers are urged to use the next two weeks to get up to date on their vaccines.

“Waiting until we start seeing increases in cases is not optimal because once there are more people testing positive, there is already more community transmission,” she said.

Health officials have continued to urge people to take precautionary measures — including masks — in crowded situations, even though they are no longer mandatory.

The county on Monday reported 935 new Covid infections over the past two days, bringing the cumulative number for the entire pandemic to 2,825,423.

Another 29 deaths have also been confirmed by the county, bringing the total death toll to 31,491.

According to state figures, there were 404 Covid-positive patients in county hospitals on Monday, up from 422 on Sunday. Of these patients, 65 were being treated in intensive care, up from 71 a day earlier.

The overall hospitalization total has not been this low since July 2021.

The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus, which was largely unchanged at 0.7% last week, was 0.6% on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

According to the county, as of Thursday, 75% of eligible county residents ages 5 and older had been fully immunized. However, only 30% of children aged 5-11 have been fully immunized, the lowest rate of any age group.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Major Sporting Events in Houston: March 21-27, 2022

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André-Pierre Gignac (n°10) and the Tigres face Club América this week | Courtesy of PNC Stadium

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, March 21 through Sunday, March 27, 2022.

This week, lace up your running shoes for a good cause and great views, bring the kids for a weekend baseball series, watch famous Mexican soccer clubs come to Houston, and don’t miss your chance to catch a bobblehead Jalen Green.

Want to know more about the sports happening around H-Town? Find more games and live sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston schedule.

Top 5 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards at Toyota Center | Monday March 21 – It’s Jalen Green Bobblehead Night for the first 3,000 lucky fans to walk through the doors when a Wizards team featuring Kristaps Porzingis comes to town. $8 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Club America vs Tigres UANL at PNC Stadium | Wednesday March 23 – The Tour Águila returns to Houston when LigaMX clubs Tigres UANL and Club América face off at the PNC home ground in EaDo. $40 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • College Baseball: Houston Cougars vs. Western Carolina University at Schroeder Park | From Friday March 25 to Sunday March 27 – It’s Kids’ Weekend in this three-game series at the UH Baseball Field, where kids can also score a free replica jersey in Saturday’s game. $10 and more for adults; $5 or more for children under 12. Friday and Saturday 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.
  • Run Houston! at Minute Maid Park | Saturday March 26 – The Run Houston Series arrives at Minute Maid Park downtown, where runners can compete in 5k, 10k and Kids K lengths. The course will lead to the Elysian Bridge and back to Minute Maid, offering great views of downtown along the way. Registration is $50 for 5K and 10K; $30 for children K. 8:30 a.m.
  • Run for the Rose 5K & Family K at the University of Houston | Sunday March 27 – This 19th annual charity run raises funds for brain cancer research in the name of Dr. Marnie Rose, who lost her life to the disease in 2002. Participants will follow a walk, 1K or 5K meandering route through part of the University of Houston campus. Early bird registration (before March 24) is $30 for ages 13 and up ($35 for timed 5K); $8 for ages 3 to 12 ($12 for a timed 5K). 8 a.m.

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Government accepting scholarship applications – The Royal Gazette

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Created: Mar 19, 2022 6:57 p.m.

Bermuda College graduation ceremony. (File photo by Akil Simmons)

The government has started accepting scholarship applications for the upcoming academic year.

The application deadline for the 2022 Civil Service Fellowship Program is April 29. Successful applicants will receive up to $20,000 per year for up to five years.

A spokeswoman said the program is designed to provide funding to Bermudians as they pursue post-secondary education in areas that will “meet future needs” of government departments.

She added: “This ensures a cadre of well-trained people to fill positions within the civil service.

“Scholarships are awarded by the Public Service Commission to selected candidates enrolled in programs of study at a university, college or other training institution in order to acquire professional or technical qualifications.

“The award is a contribution to the student’s expenses and should not cover all costs. Other expenses, whether living expenses or tuition fees, are the responsibility of the student.

Applicants must be citizens of Bermuda, have completed at least five years of education in Bermuda, and be 40 years of age or younger at the time of application.

They must also have been accepted into a program leading to a professional, specialized or technical qualification required in the civil service and be interested in pursuing a career there.

Application forms are available at and completed forms should be submitted online at

Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market Impressive Gains Including Key Players SIE Japan Studio, Beat Games – The Saber

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The problem with modern Mario sports games

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There’s plenty to be excited about Mario Strikers: Battle League. Besides being the first mario soccer game since 2007 Mario Strikers loaded for the Nintendo Wii and Next Level Games once again leading development, it promises to retain the weird, edgy energy the last two games were known and loved for. Mario and his friends have a sporty attitude and aggression, dressed in power armor and happily kicking each other into electric fences.

However, I can’t help but feel a little apprehensive about Mario Strikers: Battle League and this is entirely due to Nintendo’s recent track record with its mario sports spin-offs, in particular, Mario The Aces of Tennis and Mario Golf: Super Rush. That’s not to say they’re bad games (well, super rush is, depending on who you ask), but Nintendo approached their respective developments in exactly the same way with an emphasis on online multiplayer.

It was always the obvious decision. No one picks up a mario sports game for single player adventure. It’s so you can enjoy it with your friends and family, like real sports. The exclusion of online gambling would frankly be ridiculous these days. The problem with recent tennis and golf games, however, is that it seems online multiplayer has become the only priority, which in turn has hampered their offline offerings.

Are mario Shallow sports games?

Mario The Aces of Tennis‘ Adventure mode is fun, but you can easily beat it in a few afternoon sessions.

Let’s start with the game of tennis. Beyond online tournaments and multiplayer, what else is there to do in Mario The Aces of Tennis? Admittedly, it offers quite a long and unique adventure mode. Although Mario is the only playable character, he doesn’t just consist of tennis matches and shakes things up with arcade-style mini-games and boss battles. It’s also wrapped up in a delightfully goofy story about a demonic tennis racket that possesses people. Once you’ve exhausted that, however, the only other content worth your time is online tournaments.

Offline tournaments, of which there are only three, where you play against CPU opponents are absolutely useless. The only reward you get for winning might as well be a golden sticker saying, “You did it.” Compare that to the GameCube title Mario Power Tennis, where earning gold trophies earned you a cute and unique victory animation and more playable characters. Even the Wii U tennis game had unlockable characters, but Mario The Aces of Tennis doesn’t give you anything, probably because extra characters were saved for free post-launch updates. But even if single-player tournaments weren’t a priority anymore, couldn’t Nintendo really afford prizes to win them, like new lands or mini-games?

There aren’t even many extra modes beyond standard tennis matches. There are only three co-op challenges, but they’re all incredibly basic and only worth playing to unlock alternate colors for certain characters. Additionally, two of them force you to use inconsistent motion controls, making them less fun and satisfying to play.

Even standard multiplayer, both online and offline, is surprisingly limited in terms of playing time. Rather than giving players complete freedom for the type of match they want, such as the number of games and sets, it only has strict options: a full tournament match, a tiebreaker, a standard two-set match, or a single six-split match. Games. Mario The Aces of Tennis is basically a good game, and the online tournaments and adventure mode are great fun; it’s just a shame that everything else didn’t receive so much attention during development and feels like after thoughts designed only to be ticked off a checklist.

Mario Golf: Super Rush suffered even more from a content issue, launching with just six golf courses, four of which are unlockable. While that meant there was content to search for, being stuck with only two to start with wasn’t a good idea (it got five more in later updates). The only other unlockables were more golf clubs, with the new characters again being free DLC. It came with two unique modes – Speed ​​Golf and Battle Golf – which attempt to offer radically different experiences, and later Target Golf in an update. Although for some reason, Battle Golf can only take place in a specific arena, which seems oddly limiting.

Its adventure mode is also much more of a mixed bag, swapping a linear series of traditional mini-games and matches for an open-world RPG-like golf adventure, which many have criticized for being a daunting task to traverse. It completely lacks the fun and crazy storyline of Mario The Aces of Tennis‘ adventure mode and only has three boss battles, half of what ace at.

Nintendo’s strategy appears to have been to release the games as soon as possible, providing relatively bare-bones products to which it could then add updates. And while none of the games’ DLCs require payment, it’s arguably emblematic of a problem that pervades modern game design as a whole, where games aren’t worth their $50 or $60 price tag until after that post-launch updates add things that otherwise should have been in the game to begin with.

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Not everyone is going to be dedicated to dominating online rankings.

Nintendo’s track record suggests that Mario Strikers: Battle League will end up having very similar issues, ultimately making it a shallow experience if you don’t have a decent internet connection or can’t afford to pay for Nintendo’s online service. Some might say that people in these positions just shouldn’t buy the game, but that hardly seems fair. Why should a lack of internet prevent a casual mario or football fan to enjoy the new game?

battle league having little offline engaging content would also be disappointing when looking back at what its Wii predecessor had. Road to the Strikers Cup was a meaty and surprisingly difficult mode that saw you commit to a single team and compete in multiple tournaments to win gold and unlock the three hidden captains, with fun color commentary strewn throughout. And while the Striker challenges can be even more intense, they rewarded you with some cool tricks for casual play, like disabling items or boosting tackle power. Considering what Mario The Aces of Tennis and Mario Golf: Super Rush offered, these kinds of modes and fun extras are unlikely to return.

If Nintendo is going to prioritize online multiplayer over everything else again, it can easily remedy these issues by simply adding new content on top of playable characters and locations in updates. Additional offline tournaments and optional challenges with substantial rewards would be welcome and would help complete the game. But even if it intends to complete the game, a lack of significant content at launch could ruin those plans.

just look Mario Golf: Super Rush. contrary to Mario The Aces of Tennis, which has always reviewed well, its reception has been more mixed, with one of the biggest complaints being how little content it had when it was released. While ace was supported for about two years, Nintendo dropped the golf game after just five months, probably because too many people had given up because the base game wasn’t enough to keep them invested. i would hate to see Mario Strikers: Battle League meet a similar fate, and the best way to do that is to pack enough into the game to make it worth the price of admission even without online play.

FACTBOX-Football-List of confirmed bidders to buy Chelsea

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Below is a list of confirmed bidders who have announced they will be looking to buy English football club Chelsea after Russian team owner Roman Abramovich was hit with UK government sanctions at following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. MUHSIN BAYRAK

Turkish businessman Muhsin Bayrak has said his company is preparing to submit a bid for Chelsea, adding he will need sanctioned Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich’s blessing for any deal. Bayrak said he had £1bn and could take out loans if a larger amount was needed.

NICK CANDY British property developer Nick Candy, a Chelsea supporter since childhood, has said he is interested in bidding for the club.

Sky News reported that a central part of Candy’s pitch to buy Chelsea was the proposal to offer fans a seat on the board and he was in talks with financiers to join his bid ahead of a bid deadline. at the end of the week. It will also offer short-term funding if Chelsea face a cash crunch, the report adds.

Candy will be joined by a familiar face to Chelsea fans as former player and manager Gianluca Vialli said he was working with the British property developer on his proposal. SEBASTIAN COE

World Athletics chairman Sebastian Coe has joined a consortium including former Liverpool chairman Martin Broughton who are hoping to buy Chelsea. “I am certain that Sir Martin is the ideal man to lead Chelsea Football Club into its next chapter,” Coe said in a statement to British media.

THE RICKETTS FAMILY AND KEN GRIFFIN The owners of the American baseball team the Chicago Cubs, the Ricketts family, have teamed up with Citadel founder Ken Griffin to work on an offer to buy Chelsea, a doorman has said. -word of Griffin.

They have formed an investment group who are expected to make a formal offer for the London club on Friday. Reuters was told the bid did not involve hedge fund firm Citadel, but only Griffin.

HANSJOERG WYSS Swiss business tycoon Hansjoerg Wyss is interested in acquiring Chelsea, Swiss newspaper Blick has reported.

In a video on his website, Blick said Wyss told him he “remains interested despite the new circumstances,” after sanctions imposed on Abramovich put the sale process on hold. (Compiled by Anita Kobylinska in Gdansk Editing by Toby Davis)

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Best Sports Games On PC – Film Daily

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Times for sports fans are not going well during the pandemic. There is no point in watching a game without cheering on your friends and betting on the wins of your favorite team or player or the scores of the game in general. However, with the growth of the online betting industry, you have a way out. There are various online betting sites that allow you to make sports bets directly from home. Departure at Meta-review to get reviews of the best online betting sites and choose the best one for you. Now let’s see the best sports games you can play on your PC.

  1. soccer manager

The franchise is popular for building one of the most strategic games of all time that also involves deep analysis. With Football Manager 2022, you find yourself in the shoes of the next Pep Guardiola. So you have to manage your squad which can contain some really testy players in a transfer budget which can be quite tight at times. The game has a huge database that contains the greatest details of thousands of players, their records, potential and style of play. Whether you choose a non-league team or a super league team, this game gives you everything you need to be a great manager.


There aren’t many baseball games you can play on your PC, but these excellent baseball series from Metalhead Software are a good alternative to console games. Despite its cartoony aesthetic, it’s a game of great depth while being accessible. There is both multiplayer and single player content that you can explore. Additionally, the recent Franchise mode lets you navigate through multiple seasons rather than just one. It’s about building a great baseball team from scratch and watching it win.

  1. FIFA 2022

Since the 1990s, it’s probably the most famous of all PC games. FIFA 11 introduces Ultimate Team to players. Since then, he has easily dominated the football scene in PC games. The card game has changed the way of sports games as players buzz around the latest additions to the game happening every week. Being able to collect all your favorite players from the past as well as recent times is an amazing feature and no football fan can live without it.

  1. MADDEN NFL 2022

The NFL series had taken a long hiatus from PC gaming before resurfacing recently. Madden NFL is the only PC football game exclusively dedicated to American football. American football finds no representation in any other game available on PC. Moreover, the PC and console counterparts have exactly the same features which are good for PC gamers. The Madden 22 is the best of the lot. There have been complaints of less competition, but fans should own it until it grows bigger.

Play and let us know if these really are the best!

Shikhar Dhawan not thinking about Team India call

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Indian team striker Shikhar Dhawan is set for his new innings with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Punjab Kings in the 2022 season.

Shikhar Dhawan was bought by the PBKS franchise during the IPL 2022 mega auction for a sum of Rs 8.25 crores. Dhawan revealed that he is only focused on doing well in the upcoming IPL 2022 and not thinking about a Team India call-up.

“I’m training hard and concentrating on my job and I’m not thinking too much this time if I get a call from Team India I’d love to join but if it doesn’t happen I’m happy and without any tension” , Shikhar Dhawan told ANI. In this IPL season, the striker will play for Punjab and he is excited about his new role under Mayank Agarwal.

“I look very positive. Playing under Mayank will be good for me, we have a strong team, all the youngsters are very good and talented, we hope we will do something big this time, also if we have the chance to open with Mayank then it will be good for me because it will be a big responsibility and I am ready to handle it,” added Dhawan. The next IPL 2022 will start on March 26, and the final is scheduled for May 29. The championship phase of the tournament will be held in Maharashtra with three venues in Mumbai and one in Pune. A total of 70 matches will be played between 10 franchises, Mumbai hosting 55 and Pune 15 fixtures.

Dhawan also came with a big announcement outside of cricket by introducing his NGO named ‘Sikhar Dhawan Foundation’. This foundation will work for children and animals. “We are introducing this NGO with a broad vision as we will take care of children, malnutrition, poor, animals and also help people with food. We will help all walks of society at the initial stage. We will cover Delhi and NCR and soon we will roll it out nationwide. People in need can contact us through our website,” Shikhar Dhawan said. (ANI)

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Sapporo shows strong support for 2030 Winter Olympics

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The Japanese city of Sapporo is not planning to hold a public referendum on whether to hold the 2030 Winter Olympics, Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto said on Wednesday.

The northern Japanese city, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, has expressed interest in hosting again and is said to be the favourite.

The International Olympic Committee did not say when it would announce its choice. Other possibilities are Vancouver, Salt Lake City and a Spanish bid, possibly from Barcelona.

“We don’t have such plans,” Akimoto told a news conference, explaining the technicalities in Japan of a binding public vote. “There are therefore no plans to hold a referendum on the Olympic and Paralympic Games.” Akimoto knows the referendum record is not good, with voters often saying “no”. Cities no longer go through a one-on-one public bidding process. The IOC management now chooses the sites it considers favorable. Rank-and-file CIO members no longer vote on sites, as corruption scandals have sullied recent bids.

In Europe, a series of contenders have rejected holding the 2022 Winter Olympics in public votes. Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, remained the only options when the IOC made its choice in 2015.

Beijing has been chosen and has just closed the Paralympic Winter Games on Sunday.

Akimoto released the results of various surveys conducted earlier this month. He said the range of responses was positive, between 52% and 65%. The surveys reached more than 10,000 people. Surveys were online, by mail, some in street interviews.

Akimoto gave no details on the methodology or the reliability of the investigations.

“We believe we were able to receive some support for the bid,” he said.

Tokyo hosted the 2020 Summer Olympics, which were delayed for a year by the pandemic. Organizers said late last year that the official cost to Tokyo was $13.6 billion, double the original estimate.

The pandemic has helped drive up costs, with taxpayers – not the IOC – footing most of the bills.

Sapporo organizers estimated the cost at $2.4 billion to $2.6 billion.

The Winter Olympics have become a tough sell for the IOC with rising costs, environmental concerns and voter scrutiny.

The IOC has already chosen Paris as the host for the 2024 Summer Olympics, followed by the 2026 Winter Games in Milan-Cortina, and Los Angeles for the 2028 Summer Olympics. The IOC has also chosen Brisbane , Australia, for the 2032 Summer Olympics.

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Xiaomi renames the sports app to Zepp Life

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On Wednesday morning, Beijing-based tech company Xiaomi announced that it will rename its sports app to “Zepp Life”. Moreover, as a brand offering wearable devices with a significant number of users worldwide, Xiaomi will also launch a new app, Mi Sports Health, as an official app for its wearables, enabling better integration with Xiaomi’s wearables.

The new application will gradually support the migration of users’ original data, and users can connect to the Xiaomi or Apple app stores to download new apps. In the future, Xiaomi will continue to optimize the application of “Xiaomi Sports health.

To encourage eco-chain enterprises to develop their own brands, Xiaomi agreed to rename the current “Xiaomi Sports” to Zepp Life, a sports and health app independently owned and operated by Zepp Health.

Zepp Life app supports connections to Xiaomi Mi Band 1-6, Weight Scale and Body Fat Scale, and all running data and sports data collected during use are stored on Zepp Health servers on condition that user privacy and security are guaranteed .

SEE ALSO: Zepp Health launches Amazfit GTR 3 and GTS 3 series smartwatches

Xiaomi will partner with Zepp Health to deepen cooperation in product development, self-developed chips and algorithms in the field of wearable products, and provide wearable hardware and software services for users.

Founded in 2013, Zepp Health is an innovative smart hardware company supplying products to Xiaomi. In 2018, Zepp Health was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States. It produces and sells smart hardware such as Amazfit smartwatches, and derives much of its business from Xiaomi’s OEM and distribution. Mi bands.

Golf-Norman announces launch of Saudi-backed breakaway league

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Greg Norman, the leader of the Super Golf League (SGL) proposal, said the Saudi-backed competition was on and would announce its first events later on Wednesday. In a letter to players published by sports website, the Australian said the league would continue even if it started on a small scale.

“You have to know that we’re getting into it, and we’ll keep pushing that vision forward,” the former world number one said. “We won’t stop. We believe in our mission and will announce information about our first events (Wednesday).”

The proposed league has taken a massive hit in recent weeks as a number of the game’s top players pledged their allegiance to the PGA Tour, including four-time Irish winner Rory McIlroy, who said he “died in the water”. Norman, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame who counts two British Open titles among his 20 PGA Tour victories, leads the SGL as CEO of LIV Golf Investments, which is backed by the Saudi Investment Fund.

“We consider ourselves a start-up,” he said in the letter. “We can start with a modest number of players, but we won’t stay that way for long.

“I fully understand that some players may choose not to play with us straight away. But once we start, I think a lot of those who are not with us will be later. I want to thank you for your patience, but know that it will be worth it.”

No golfer has publicly admitted to signing up for the SGL despite promises of huge payouts, although some have expressed interest, including former Australian world number one Adam Scott. The SGL’s image has been tarnished by six-time US champion Phil Mickelson’s comments about Saudi Arabia’s human rights record and the league’s use of the league to gain leverage over the PGA Tour.

Mickelson later apologized after his comments drew widespread criticism and said he would take time away from golf to “reflect on himself”.

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ESPN now supports SharePlay and lets iPhone users watch live sports with friends – how to use it

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Apple has partnered with Disney affiliate ESPN to offer sports fans the ability to co-watch live sports games with friends and family. Distance is no longer a barrier for those longing to have an ESPN viewing companion.

With Apple’s beloved SharePlay and FaceTime features, ESPN fans can cheer on their favorite players – and taunt the opposing team – while loved ones watch in sync via video conferencing and picture-in-picture mode.

“By adding SharePlay support to the ESPN app, we’re giving fans a live sports co-watching experience for the first time,” said Brian Marshall, vice president of sports products and strategy. from Disney, in a press release. “We are thrilled to provide a unique opportunity for friends and family to come together to support some of their favorite teams.”

If you’re a sports enthusiast, you might be wondering how to put this new feature to the test. Check out the step-by-step instructions below to enjoy shared viewing experiences with other sports enthusiasts.

How to use the SharePlay-supported ESPN app to watch live games with friends

Before you create a shared streaming session with an ESPN viewer friend, you need to have the following:

  • An active ESPN account with a subscription to an eligible television provider. ESPN+ subscribers can also access it.
  • A supported iOS or iPadOS device running version 15.1 or later.
  • ESPN app must be installed and updated

Once you’ve set up your requirements, here’s how you can start a SharePlay session to co-watch live ESPN matches.

1. On your iPhone or iPad, initiate a FaceTime call.

2. Swipe from the bottom edge of the FaceTime call.

3. Open the ESPN app.

4. Choose the event you want to watch with your viewing partner (for example, an ESPN+ Original or a live game). Faucet Cheek.

5. If prompted, press SharePlay.

If a SharePlay prompt doesn’t appear, don’t worry. The update is gradually rolling out to the public; it should reach 100% of ESPN users by the end of the week.

It should be noted that short clips and replays of ESPN are not supported. For ESPN+ pay-per-view content (e.g. UFC), each attendee must purchase the event before anyone can co-watch in sync.

SharePlay sessions can include up to 32 people and the feature is only available to US residents.

FC Barcelona taps Spotify as main sponsor

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FC Barcelona football club has signed on Spotify as title sponsor in a deal that will bring the music streaming platform’s name to the La Liga club’s shirts and stadium.

As part of the partnership, Barca’s stadium will be renamed ‘Spotify Camp Nou’ in the first instance of the club adding the name of a title sponsor, Sweden-based Spotify announced on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a report -2022-02-07 Catalan radio station Rac1 last month pegged the value of the sponsorship deal at 280 million euros ($306.49 million).

Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the terms of the deal. From July 1, the Spotify name will appear on the front of Barcelona men’s and women’s team shirts and training kits for the 2022/23 season and for the next four seasons.

The companies also plan to use the stadium to promote the work of musical artists to club viewers. Barcelona’s squad list includes some of the biggest stars in European football, including Gerard Pique and Memphis Depay. Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi left the club last year in a shock move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Barca count Nike, Japanese retailer Rakuten and Turkish company Beko as their main sponsors, according to their website. Rakuten has sponsored the men’s team since 2017 while tool manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker became the official shirt sponsor of the women’s team in 2018. ($1 = 0.9136 euros)

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National Hockey League, a new initiative with DreamHack Sports Games

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Ice Hockey League in North America, the National Hockey League, commonly known as NHL Last year, it partnered with DreamHack Sports Games, the sports simulation business unit of MTG. A multi-year deal that sees both parties develop existing projects, as well as create new gaming initiatives. DreamHack Sports Games will produce the NHL Gaming Championship, which is expected to launch soon. The European Championship will take place at the GG DreamHack Sports Festival of Games on June 4 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Meanwhile, the North American Championships will take place in Montreal, Canada on July 7. The competition will run separately for each of the four consoles, namely Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Playstation 4 and Playstation 5. This will be the second edition of the event organized by DreamHack Sports Games since the organizer entered into a multi-year partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL). Additionally, this is also the first time since 2019 that the tournament has returned as a personal event.

Since the introduction of the MTG business unit in December 2019, DreamHack Sports Games has been involved in several sports simulation initiatives across Europe. This includes the launch of the European Tour, in partnership with the European Golf Course, and the start of a partnership with electronics retailer Elgiganten to support the eAllsvenskan and eSuperliga FIFA tournaments. Now the new initiative with the NHL. DreamHack Sports Games has also partnered with the Eredivisie Dutch Football League to host the GG DreamHack Sports Games Festival. New and higher level events are coming.

Sporting Events On Air Tuesday, March 15 | Sports News

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8 p.m.: PBA World Series, Scorpion Championship (FS1)

6:40 p.m.: NCAA, Texas Southern vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (truTV)

7 p.m.: NIT, Missouri State at Oklahoma (ESPN)

7 p.m.: NIT, Belmont at Vanderbilt (ESPN2)

7:00 p.m.: NIT, Princeton at Virginia Commonwealth (ESPNU)

9 p.m.: NIT, Oregon at Utah State (ESPN)

9 p.m.: NIT, Cleveland State at Xavier (ESPNU)

9 p.m.: NIT, Alcorn State at Texas A&M (ESPN2)

9:10 p.m.: NCAA, Wyoming vs. Indiana (truTV)

11:00 p.m.: NIT, Santa Clara, WA (ESPNU)

4:00 p.m.: VMI at North Carolina, West Virginia at Duke (ACCNX)

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4 p.m.: State of Appalachia at NC A&T, Campbell at UNCG (ESPN+)

5 p.m.: West Carolina at Wake Forest (ACCNX)

7 p.m.: Michigan at Vanderbilt (SEC)

7:30 p.m.: Air Force at Oklahoma (Bally Sports Southeast)

6 p.m.: UNC Wilmington at North Carolina (ACC)

8 p.m.: Phoenix at New Orleans (NBA)

7 p.m.: Greensboro at Grand Rapids (ESPN+)

7 p.m.: Anaheim at New York Rangers, New York Islanders at Washington, Dallas at Toronto, Arizona at Montreal (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: Pittsburgh at Nashville, Vegas at Winnipeg (ESPN+)

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

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

10 p.m.: New Jersey at Vancouver (ESPN+)

10:30 p.m.: Colorado at Los Angeles (ESPN+)

10:30 p.m.: Florida at San Jose (ESPN+, Hulu)

8 p.m.: RodeoHouston (Bally Sports South)

8 p.m.: CONCACAF Champions League, New York City FC at Comunicaciones (FS2)

2 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Bally Sports South)

2 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Tennis)

South Western Railway teams win medals at sporting events

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South Western Railway sports teams won prizes at the All India Railway Sports Championships held recently.

The South Western Railway team won one gold, five silver and one bronze at the 68th Indian Railway Weightlifting Championship.

Lokchand S. won the gold medal in the 96 kg category, Manjunath Marati S. Sarvanan, M. Ezhilarasan, Ajeet Singh, S. Vikram won the silver medals and Mukesh B. won the bronze medal .

They were coached by coach P. Muralikrishnan.

For the third time in a row, South Western Railway emerged as the champions of the Indian Railroad Cycle Championship held recently in Secunderabad.

Ashwin Patil won gold in 4000m team pursuit cycling, Raju Bhati won gold in 4000m individual pursuit cycling, Sachin Desai won gold in 20km Point Race Cycling, Ranjit Singh won silver in the 1000m Sprint Cycling and Sandesh Uppar won bronze in the 1000m individual time trial.

In the team events, Ashwin Patil, Raju Bhati, Ranjit Singh and Sachin Desai won gold in the 4000m team pursuit cycling and Sachin Desai, Ranjit Singh and JK Ashwin won gold in the 1 000 m Cycling team sprint. They were trained by coach Nijappa Enteth and led by team manager Vijaya Singh Rajput.

The South Western Railway Sports Association came fourth in the Indian Railway Golf Championship held at Rae Bareili’s Modern Coach Factory. Mr. Jaiveer won the individual bronze medal.

General Manager Sanjeev Kisore congratulated the champions and the sports association led by Sanjeev Katware and Ajay Jain.

Support for tourism entrepreneurs – The Royal Gazette

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Created: March 13, 2022 11:30

Tourism stakeholders and entrepreneurs have been urged to apply for assistance from the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Experience Investment Program.

The initiative provides marketing or financial support to innovative tourism entrepreneurs and business owners whose proposals meet program criteria and align with the objectives of the Bermuda National Tourism Plan.

The BTA said the aim is to help create memorable and authentic experiences for visitors already on the island or those still in the planning stages, stimulate visitor spending and create opportunities for interaction with the inhabitants.

Applicants must provide a business plan articulating the vision, sustainability goals and marketing strategy. A panel of industry stakeholders will review the proposals alongside BTA representatives.

Submissions that incorporate food culture, authentic Bermuda history and culture presented in innovative ways, immersive environmental experiences and adventure in unexpected natural places are highly sought-after opportunities by our core visitor segments, said the BTA.

Unique on-water experiences, live entertainment series and luxury experiences marketed to visitors are particular areas of interest for the review panel.

The BTA has produced an online guide to help applicants navigate the EIP application process.

Interested winners are invited to consider idea starters targeting experiences with local artists, immersive experiences on rail trails, or transforming Bermuda’s historic forts or outdoor locations into tasting experiences with live performances.

Tashae Thompson, Director of Experiences at BTA, said, “This program is designed to boost our inventory of memorable experiences and adventures for our visitors.

“We know that some local innovators need a little more support to realize their vision, and we want to empower them through funding, marketing or collaboration opportunities.”

Last year, 20 contestants received over $215,000 in funding for their initiatives, including two live entertainment series – Buna Live in the island’s West End and High Notes on the Harbor in St George’s.

Historic tours, curated culinary experiences and a series of African Diaspora tours are among the other experiences funded by the PEI in 2021.

Applications for EIP grants will be accepted through the EIP portal for activations offered from June to December until March 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Candidates are encouraged to consult the Introduction to Experience Investing online for advice on how to complete their proposals.

For more information, email

Tourism-focused businesses can register their product, service or experience on BTAConnect, to be listed on the high-traffic, visitor-facing GoToBermuda site for wider exposure to travelers planning their Bermuda vacation.

Tashae Thompson, director of experiments at the BTA (file photo)

Sporting events on air on Sunday March 13 | Sports

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2 p.m.: Southland final, Houston Baptist-University of Incarnate Word winner vs. A&M Corpus Christi-Southeast winner (CBS Sports)

2 p.m.: Mountain Valley Final, winner of Southern Illinois & Illinois State vs. winner of Missouri & Northern Iowa State (ESPNU)

2 p.m.: Big 12 final, winner Baylor-Oklahoma against winner Iowa State-Texas (ESPN2)

8 p.m.: NCAA Draft Show (ESPN)

Noon: Ivy final, Princeton-Cornell winner vs. Yale-Penn winner (ESPN2)

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1 p.m.: SEC Final, winner Texas A&M-Arkansas vs. winner Tennessee-Kentucky (ESPN)

3:15 p.m .: American Athletic Final, winner Houston-Tulane against winner Southern Methodist-Memphis (ESPN)

3:30 p.m.: Big Ten final, winner of Iowa-Indiana State against Michigan State-Purdue (WFMY)

6 p.m.: NCAA Selection Show (WFMY, Paramount+)

11 a.m.: Gonzaga in Missouri (SEC)

Noon: St. Mary’s at East Carolina (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: High Point in Kentucky (SEC+)

1 p.m.: Virginia at Duke, Pittsburgh at North Carolina (ACCNX)

1 p.m.: Florida State at Wake Forest (Bally Sports Southeast, ACCNX)

1 p.m.: State of Appalachia in Charlotte (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: Elon at the UNCG (ESPN+)

Noon: Boston College in North Carolina (ACC)

1 p.m.: NC A&T at Winthrop, Appalachian State at Texas State (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: Our Lady of Virginia (ACC)

2:00 p.m.: Georgia at South Carolina (SEC)

3:30 p.m.: State of Delaware at UNCG (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: NC State at Duke (ACC)

4 p.m.: Mississippi Florida State (SEC)

4 p.m.: Syracuse at Johns Hopkins (ESPNU)

1 p.m.: Louisville, North Carolina (ACCNX)

3:30 p.m.: Michigan at Illinois (Big Ten)

7:45 a.m.: PGA, Players Championship main stream (ESPN+)

7:53 a.m. PGA, The Players Championship, extended group coverage (ESPN+)

8:15 a.m.: PGA, The Players Championship, featured holes (ESPN+)

8:30 am: PGA, The Players Championship, featured bands (ESPN+)

8:45 am: PGA, The Players Championship, marquee group (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, The Players Championship (WXII, Peacock)

1 p.m.: PGA, The Players Championship, featured holes and featured bands (ESPN+)

3 p.m.: America’s Day at the races (FS1)

4:30 p.m.: America’s Day at the races (FS2)

10:30 a.m.: Supercross (CNBC)

1 p.m.: New York at Brooklyn (WXLV, ESPN3)

3:30 p.m.: Dallas at Boston (WXLV, ESPN3)

9 p.m.: Los Angeles Lakers at Phoenix (ESPN)

3 p.m.: Iowa vs. Austin (NBA)

1 p.m.: Carolina at Pittsburgh (Bally Sports South)

4 p.m.: Toronto at Buffalo (NHL)

7 p.m.: Montreal at Philadelphia, Vegas at Columbus, Winnipeg at St. Louis, Nashville at Minnesota (ESPN+)

7:30 p.m.: Anaheim vs. New York Islanders (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: Calgary, Colorado (ESPN+)

10 p.m.: Tampa Bay at Vancouver, Florida at Los Angeles (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: U.S. Border Patrol Invite (CBS Sports)

7 p.m.: MLR, Utah vs. LA Giltinis (FS2)

7:30 am: Serie A, Bologna at Fiorentina (Paramount+)

10 a.m.: Serie A, Napoli at Hellas Verona (Paramount+)

10 a.m.: Premier, Aston Villa at West Ham United (USA)

10 a.m.: Premier, Wolverhampton Wanderers at Arsenal, Newcastle United at Chelsea, Norwich City at Leeds United, Watford at Southampton (Peacock)

10:30 am: Bundesliga, FC Cologne at Bayer Leverkusen (ESPN+)

12:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, Arminia Bielefeld at Borussia Dortmund, VfL Bochum at Eintracht Frankfurt (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: Serie A, AS Roma at Udinese, Genoa at Atalanta (Paramount+)

2:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, RB Leipzig at SpVgg Greuther Furth (ESPN+)

12:30 p.m.: Premier, Leicester City at Arsenal (USA)

3:45 p.m .: Serie A, Inter Milan in Turin (Paramount +)

4:30 p.m.: MLS, Charlotte FC at Atlanta United FC (FS1)

5 p.m.: USL, Tampa Bay Rowdies at Birmingham Legion FC (ESPN2)

7 p.m.: MLS, Minnesota United FC vs. New York Red Bulls (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: Mexican Liga, Tijuana at Santos Laguna (FS2)

2 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Tennis)

4 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Bally Sports South)

7:30 a.m.: Beijing 2022 (United States)

Global Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market Expected to Reach Highest CAGR During COVID 19 Crisis – SIE Japan Studio, Beat Games, Neat Corporation, Impulse Gear

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When temptation calls… – The Royal Gazette

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The Devil’s first temptation was to convince Jesus, who was hungry, to turn a stone into bread

It is the season of Lent and traditionally it is a time when we reflect on our own shortcomings and focus on spiritual growth. Around the 10th century, Lent became linked to Jesus spending 40 days in the desert where he was tempted by the devil.

Now, whether or not you believe there is a real devil, we certainly know that evil is very real and present in our world. Evil exists. And the temptation of Jesus was about three things that evil seeks to do. Ultimately, evil wants to destroy our relationship with God, and it does so in three ways: by separating us, by denigrating us, and by making us feel insecure. And that’s exactly what happened to Jesus.

The Devil’s first temptation was to convince Jesus, who was hungry, to turn a stone into bread. It seems innocuous enough, until you remember that Jesus was part of the Holy Trinity – inextricably linked to the Father and the Spirit. What the devil was trying to do was say, “Hey, you don’t need the other two. Act alone! The Devil wanted to divide the Holy Trinity. Jesus reminded the Devil that, “One does not live by bread alone.”

The devil’s second temptation was to offer Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if he would bow down and worship him. The Devil wanted to make the King of all creation inferior to himself. He wanted to denigrate Jesus and reduce the status of the Holy Trinity. Jesus replied, “Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.”

The third and final temptation of the devil was to convince Jesus to throw himself from the top of the temple because God had promised to protect him, however, Jesus was secure in his relationship with the Father and the Spirit, and when you are in a secure relationship, you don’t need to test it. The Devil was asking, “Do you really trust the Father and the Spirit?” Jesus answered, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”

The temptation of Jesus was to deny his membership in the Trinity, to deny the status of the Trinity, and to deny the relational security of the Trinity. And today the devil also wants us to be separated, belittled and insecure.

Today, evil wants you to be separated from God and from others. Evil says to you, “Do you really need God? You are doing very well and you are doing very well on your own. But that’s a lie. We cannot do this thing called life by ourselves. We need God’s love, and at the very least, we need the love and support of God’s love expressed through others; people who will walk with us, support us, encourage us and comfort us.

Today, evil wants you to have low self-esteem and low self-esteem. Evil tells you, “You are nothing and a waste of space. You’re not worthy to be called a Christian. If people knew what you think, say and do in private, they would reject you. Again, that’s a lie. We are beloved children of God, with inherent worth and precious worth. No matter who you are or what you have done, God appreciates you and welcomes you as his child.

And finally, evil wants you to feel insecure. Evil wants to sow seeds of doubt in your heart and mind. Evil says to you, “Are you really loved? Are God’s promises really true? You are not really saved and you are part of the family of God? This is another lie. You are loved – more than you can imagine – and have an inheritance from God greater than all the gold in the world. The gift of life in all its fullness is available to you here and now, and forever.

We are all broken. We all make mistakes. We all don’t live up to our own standards, let alone God’s, and evil wants you to be separated, belittled, and feel unsafe, however, God wants you to be connected, honored, and feel unsafe. feel safe. Therefore, our church communities should be places where all can encounter God, be respected, uplifted, and find mutual love and trust.

Jesus’ response to the Devil was to say, “No! And we have to say “No!” too.

On Sunday in St. Mark’s we celebrated International Women’s Day, and I was reminded that all people of any age, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language, or cultural background are welcome in the family of God. In fact, this is so important that I have added this statement to the front page of our website and to our Facebook page as well.

In this season of Lent, if you are feeling lonely, distant, weak, worthless, or anxious, may you find a church family who will love you and walk with you. May you know the joy and peace of God as the Holy Trinity serves you through the kindness, support, encouragement and comfort of others. And if, and when, the Devil comes knocking, can you tell him to take a hike (or use two words of your choice)!

Every blessing

Rev Gav

Rev Gav is the pastor of St Mark’s Anglican Church. Visit

Sporting events on air on Saturday March 12 | Sports

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11:30 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity, United Rentals 200 qualifying (FS1)

1:30 p.m.: NASCAR Cup, Ruoff Mortgage 500 qualifying (FS1)

2 p.m.: NHRA Camping World Series, All-Star Callout (WGHP)

4:30 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity, United Rentals 200 (FS1)

11 a.m.: Ivy, Princeton vs. Cornell (ESPNU)

11 a.m.: America East Final, Md.-Baltimore County vs. Vermont (ESPN2)

1 p.m.: Big Ten, Indiana vs. Iowa (WFMY, CBSsports.comParamount+)

1 p.m.: Atlantic 10, Davidson wins against Saint Louis (CBS Sports)

1 p.m. SEC, Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (ESPN)

1 p.m.: MEAC Final, Norfolk State vs. Coppin State-NC Central winner (ESPN2)

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2 p.m.: Ivy, Yale vs. Penn (ESPNU)

3 p.m.: American Athletic, Houston vs. Tulane (ESPN2)

3:30 p.m.: Big Ten, Michigan State vs. winner Purdue-Penn State (WFMY, CBSsports.comParamount+)

3:30 p.m.: Atlantic 10, Dayton against Dayton. Commonwealth of Richmond-Virginia winner (CBS Sports)

3:30 p.m.: SEC, Tennessee vs. winner Kentucky-Vanderbilt (ESPN)

4 p.m.: MAAC Final, Monmouthvs. Winner of Quinnipiac-Saint-Pierre (ESPNU)

5:30 p.m.: American Athletic, Southern Methodistvs. Winner Central Florida-Memphis (ESPN2)

6 p.m.: Mountain West final, Boise-Wyoming State winner vs. Colorado State and San Diego State winner (WFMY)

6 p.m.: SWAC Final, Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M-Alcorn State winner (ESPNU)

6 p.m.: Big 12 final, Kansas vs. Winner Oklahoma-Texas Tech (ESPN)

6:30 p.m.: Big East Final, Creightonvs. Winner of Villanova-Connecticut (WGHP)

7:30 p.m.: Mid-American Final, Akronvs. Winner Kent State-Ohio (ESPN2)

8 p.m.: Big Sky Final, winner Weber State-Montana State vs. Portland State-Northern Colorado winner (ESPNU)

8:30 p.m.: ACC Final, Duke vs. Virginia Tech-Winner of North Carolina (ESPN)

8:30 p.m.: USA Conference Final, LA Tech vs. Ala.-Birmingham (CBS Sports)

9 p.m.: Pac-12 Final, winner Colorado-Arizona vs. winner Southern Cal-UCLA (WGHP)

9:30 p.m.: Southland final, Texas A&M CC winner vs. Southeast New Orleans (ESPN2)

10 p.m.: Western Athletic final, Grand Canyon-New Mexico State winner vs. Seattle-Abilene winner Christian (ESPNU)

11:30 p.m.: Big West Final, UC Santa Barbara-Long Beach State winner vs. Hawaii-Cal State winner Fullerton (ESPN2)

11 a.m.: MAAC Final, Fairfield vs. Manhattan (ESPNews, ESPN+)

11 a.m.: Mid-American Final, Ball State vs. Buffalo (CBS Sports)

5:00 p.m.: Ivy League Final, Columbia vs. Princeton (ESPNews)

5:30 p.m. USA Conference Finals, Charlotte vs. Louisiana Tech-Middle Tennessee winner (CBS Sports)

1 p.m.: Florida State at Wake Forest (Bally Sports South, ACCNX)

1 p.m.: High Point in Kentucky (SEC+)

2 p.m.: Notre Dame at NC State (ACCNX)

2 p.m.: Pittsburgh, North Carolina (ACCNX)

4 p.m.: St. Mary’s at East Carolina (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: Virginia at Duke (ACC)

4 p.m.: Texas at South Carolina (SEC)

7 p.m.: Boston College in Miami (ACC)

Noon: Syracuse at Virginia Tech (ACC)

Noon: Mississippi Florida State (SEC)

1 p.m.: NC A&T at Winthrop, DH (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: NC State at Duke, Boston College in North Carolina (ACCNX)

2 p.m.: Florida State at Georgia Tech (ACC)

2 p.m.: Tennessee at Missouri (SEC)

3 p.m.: Appalachian State at Texas State (ESPN+)

4:30 p.m.: Saint François (Pennsylvania) at the UNCG (ESPN+)

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

9 p.m.: Alabama at LSU (SEC)

3:30 p.m.: Notre Dame at Ohio State (Big Ten)

4 p.m.: North Carolina at Georgia (SEC+)

7 p.m.: Ohio State at Oklahoma (Bally Sports Southeast)

11am: PGA, The Players Championship (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, The Players Championship, featured groups and featured holes (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, The Players Championship (WXII, Peacock)

1h30 Sunday: LPGA, Honda Thailand (Golf)

1 p.m.: America’s Day at the Races (FS2)

9 p.m.: Mads Burnell vs. Adam Borics (Showtime)

7 p.m.: Supercross (CNBC, Peacock)

8:30 p.m.: Milwaukee at Golden State (WXLV, ESPN3)

12:30 p.m.: St. Louis at Nashville (NHL)

3 p.m.: Philadelphia at Carolina (WXLV, ESPN+)

7 p.m.: Seattle at Montreal (NHL)

7 p.m.: Arizona at Boston, Chicago at Ottawa, Anaheim at New Jersey, Detroit at Calgary (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: New York Rangers at Dallas (ESPN+)

9:30 p.m.: Los Angeles at San Jose (ESPN+)

10 p.m.: Tampa Bay at Edmonton (ESPN+)

5 p.m.: RodeoHouston Super Shootout (Bally Sports Southeast)

10 a.m.: RBS6 France vs Wales (CNBC)

Noon: RBS6 Scotland vs Italy (CNBC)

2:00 p.m.: RBS6 Ireland vs England (CNBC)

Midnight: NRL, Titans vs. Eels (FS2)

7.30am: Premier, Liverpool at Brighton & Hove Albion (Peacock)

9 a.m.: Serie A, Cagliari at Spezia, Sassuolo at Salernitana (Paramount+)

9:30 am: Bundesliga, VfB Stuttgart at 1. FC Union Berlin, Mainz at FC Augsburg, VfL Wolfsburg at SC Freiburg, Bayern Munich at TSG Hoffenheim (ESPN+)

10 a.m.: Premier, Burnley at Brentford (USA)

Noon: Serie A, Juventus at Sampdoria (Paramount+)

12:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin at Borussia Mönchengladbach (ESPN+)

12:30 p.m .: Prime Minister, Tottenham Hotspur at Manchester United (Peacock)

1 p.m.: MLS, CF Montreal at New York City FC (ESPN+)

1:30 p.m.: MLS, Toronto FC at Columbus Crew (ESPN+)

2:45 p.m .: Serie A, Naples at AC Milan (Paramount +)

3:30 p.m.: MLS, LA Galaxy at Seattle Sounders FC (WGHP)

6:30 p.m.: MLS, Vancouver Whitecaps at Houston Dynamo (ESPN+)

7:30 p.m.: MLS, Chicago Fire FC at DC United, Real Salt Lake at New England Revolution, FC Cincinnati at Orlando City SC, San Jose Earthquakes at Philadelphia Union (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: Liga MX, Mazatlán at Monterrey (FS2)

8:30 p.m.: MLS, Nashville SC at FC Dallas (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: MLS, Sporting Kansas City at Colorado Rapids (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: Liga MX, Chivas vs. Club America (Peacock)

10 p.m.: MLS, Austin FC at Portland Timbers (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Tennis)

4 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Bally Sports South)

6 a.m.: Alpine skiing, slalom, snowboarding, bank slalom, cross-country skiing, para ice hockey (United States)

Chelsea financially perilous after Abramovich sanction

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Lavish spending, backed only by Roman Abramovich’s investment, funded Chelsea’s 21 trophies in his 19 years as owner. Now there are fears the Premier League club could run out of money after the UK government sanctioned the Russian oligarch and froze his assets.

A team that won the Champions League last year and were crowned world champions by FIFA a month ago have now seen certain banking facilities frozen with officials unable to use company credit cards while that Barclaycard assesses what is permitted by government rules.

Chelsea are only allowed to continue to operate and play games under government-defined conditions through a special licence, with spending caps and a ban on ticket sales which will hurt cash flow of a club with a latest published payroll of almost £28m (USD 36m) per month.

Chelsea officials held talks with the government on Friday to discuss how the club can continue to pay staff, operate Stamford Bridge on matchdays and ensure the club can be sold.

Abramovich had already announced his intention to sell his trophy last week before being sanctioned on Thursday for his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the invasion of Ukraine.

The Raine Group, an investment bank, is working on the sale process on behalf of Abramovich, who remains owner of Chelsea. He originally hoped to divert the proceeds to a new foundation for victims of the war in Ukraine, which he has yet to condemn for Putin’s launch. But the government will only sanction a sale that does not benefit Abramovich as the government tightens the screws on influential people it sees as empowering for the Putin regime.

There are potential buyers waiting in the wings, including British property investor Nick Candy and Todd Boehly, co-owner of MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I would describe Chelsea as a struggling asset,” said Rob Wilson, a football finance expert from Sheffield Hallam University, “and the association they have with the owner is what afflicts them.” The only bright spots for Chelsea on their second day as a sanctioned entity were no more suspended sponsors after shirt backer communications firm Three requested their logo be removed. Jersey manufacturer Nike had not yet stopped its sponsorship. Another sponsor, hotel search site Trivago, said it would continue to sponsor the training kits.

“We look forward to a transition of ownership as soon as possible and want to support the club in this process,” Trivago said. “We will provide any updates to our business relationship as and when appropriate.” The statement condemned the “unprovoked and catastrophic invasion of Ukraine” without naming Russia. Hotels on its website could still be booked in Russia on Friday evening.

Travel booking is an imminent challenge for Chelsea. The trip to France to face Lille in the Champions League next week has already been bought. But travel expenses for future games have been capped at £20,000 by the government. Chelsea can also spend just £500,000 on matchdays – starting on Sunday at home to Newcastle in the Premier League which the club have won five times under Abramovich. The league title had only been won once in the 98 years before Abramovich bought the club in 2003.

Chelsea have only made a profit five times during their ownership, according to the respected Swiss Ramble Twitter account which analyzes club accounts. There have been cumulative losses of around £900 million in almost two decades of Abramovich ownership, while annual revenues have fallen from £110 million in 2003 to £435 million in the last financial year.

The way Abramovich backed the Blues with his money to turn them into a force, partly for personal status, is similar to how other oligarchs paid WNBA players like Brittney Griner $1 million to come. play for their company-sponsored teams in Russia.

Chelsea were dependent on the £1.5bn in loans Abramovich injected into the club which he said he would not ask to be repaid. The last reported cash reserves for Chelsea’s parent company were just £17.7m. The club can’t even sell merchandise anymore, with the club shop closing hours after the sanction was announced on Thursday. The government also prohibits selling new tickets to generate revenue. Only season ticket holders can attend Premier League matches. There is the possibility that the stadium could be empty for a potential Champions League quarter-final, as tickets for those matches would not be included for fans who have purchased season tickets. Chelsea are also unable to sell tickets for next week’s FA Cup game at Middlesbrough, hitting the Second Division club as well.

The impact could be felt more harshly by the fact that temporary staff are no longer required to work at Chelsea matches.

“We would like the club to have the ability to trade as close to maximum capacity as possible,” said Dan Silver of the Chelsea Supporters Trust. “All these people are relying on this (money) to put food on the plate. It’s hard for them, and the punishment that falls all the way down is hard.

“We don’t want jobs to be lost because of this, because the main thing is to protect and take care of everyone at the club.” The priority will be to avoid having to go through the administration – bankruptcy protection. History, however, could repeat itself. Chelsea were sold for £1 in 1982 to Ken Bates due to financial problems, then Abramovich stepped in with their takeover in 2003 when there were further cash flow problems.

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Former Wallabies boss Cheika named Argentina coach

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Former Australia boss Michael Cheika was appointed Argentina’s new rugby coach on Friday and told his new charges he hoped he could take them from good to great. “The level is there and the quality is there, without a doubt,” Cheika said when presented by the Argentine Rugby Federation in an online press conference.

“When you’re consistently good, you become great, so let’s start being good. And let’s be good as much as we can, then we’ll see where we can end up.” A Championship-winning coach with Irish club Leinster and Sydney-based New South Wales Waratahs, Cheika guided the Wallabies to the 2015 World Cup final in Britain the year after taking over the ‘team.

He quit in acrimony four years later, however, after Australia pulled out of the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan, equaling their worst finish at the world tournament. He succeeds Mario Ledesma in Buenos Aires, whose assistant he was for two years before Ledesma resigned as head coach last month after a series of poor results.

The new deal will take the 55-year-old through to the 2023 World Cup. “In Test (rugby) football, it’s about looking (and) feeling your best, and being at his best on the right day,” Cheika said of his new challenge.

“That’s where I think the team needs to understand that it’s just about learning how to be the best on that day. And that’s something that I hope my experience can give them. ” The Cheika Wallabies beat Argentina in the 2015 World Cup semi-finals and he pointed to that game as an example of the resilience of the Pumas that he wants to build on.

“I want to keep the mentality,” he said. “I love that attitude that comes with the Pumas.” “I think the opportunity to coach Pumas was too good to say no,” added Cheika.

“I like the way they play rugby and I feel connected. It’s a wonderful opportunity for me.”

(This story has not been edited by the Devdiscourse team and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

Spring Break and Sporting Events Draw Visitors to Myrtle Beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — As spring approaches and sporting events draw student athletes to Myrtle Beach, area hotels are starting to get busier.

“It’s a nice change of pace to have some free time at the beach,” said Henry Bielen, who is in town for a baseball tournament with his Delaware Valley University teammates in Pennsylvania. “Getting together with friends and soaking up the atmosphere of Myrtle is a big part of our first time.”

Crowds on Ocean Boulevard are starting to swell, with families and college students heading to Myrtle Beach for events or spring break.

“For us, our first time here, there were a lot of funky cars and a lot of street life,” Bielen said. “We liked the tourist attractions.

The latest hotel occupancy data from the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is from last week. He said almost 54% of rooms were then booked, an increase of 37% compared to the same week last year.

Some hotels, however, are still unsure how this season will unfold.

“We see a lot of traffic like pedestrians on weekends,” Roxanne Towers chief operating officer Donald Burton said. “A little hesitant for the coming summer as bookings aren’t as strong as they were last season.”

Burton said he thinks gas prices and the political climate could impact the number of people traveling this year.

“We’re hoping for a great year,” he said. “I don’t see it in my reservations yet. But some people may still be hesitant to book. As if they were still planning to go on vacation, they just didn’t pull the trigger.

Sports News Roundup: Golf-Thankful Woods enters Hall of Fame: ‘I didn’t get here alone’; Paralympic athletes from Ukraine appeal for peace with banner at Beijing Games and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Golf-Thankful Woods Enters Hall of Fame: ‘I Didn’t Get Here Alone’

Tiger Woods, who inspired a generation of players with his otherworldly talent, charisma and staggering success, took his place among the game’s greats on Wednesday as he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. During a ceremony at the PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Woods gave a speech about his career and those who helped him along the way after his 14-year-old daughter, Sam, left him presented for induction.

Ukrainian Paralympians appeal for peace with banner at Beijing Games

Ukrainian athletes and officials issued a call for peace at the Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing on Thursday, unfurling a banner, observing a minute’s silence and calling for an end to the war sparked by the invasion of their country by the Russia. Led by National Paralympic Committee Chairman Valerii Sushkevych, the entire 20-member delegation waved a message of “peace for all,” accompanied by raised fists.

Tennis-Nadal says tougher penalties needed to curb player misbehavior

Tennis players attacking referees harm the sport and tougher penalties must be imposed to discourage this, Rafa Nadal told reporters on Thursday. Nadal’s comments came after Alexander Zverev received a year’s probation – but no immediate suspension – following an explosion in Acapulco last month where he smashed his racquet against the club’s chair. referee and verbally abused him.

Baseball ball! MLB and players reach agreement to end lockdown

Major League Baseball (MLB) and its locked out players reached an agreement Thursday on a five-year labor contract that ends the second-longest work stoppage in football history. MLB locked players out last December and had already canceled the first two weeks of the 2022 season, which was scheduled to start on March 31.

Tennis-Osaka blows Stephens on a windy day in Indian Wells

Naomi Osaka battled blustery conditions and an in-form Sloane Stephens to earn a 3-6 6-1 6-2 first-round win at Indian Wells on Thursday. In a showdown of former US Open champions, Osaka struggled in the opening set amid powerful flurries in her first match since January.

Soccer-Chelsea future uncertain after owner Abramovich sanctions

European champions Chelsea are now under British government control after Russian owner Roman Abramovich was placed under sanctions on Thursday. Abramovich, who came under intense scrutiny following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, announced he was selling the Premier League club last week.

Tennis-Djokovic marks Monte Carlo Masters as his next tournament

Novak Djokovic will kick off preparations for his French Open title defense next month at the ATP Masters clay-court event in Monte Carlo, the Serbian has stated on his website. The 20-time Grand Slam winner was unable to defend his Australian Open title in January after being kicked out of the country amid fury after initially being admitted to the tournament despite not being vaccinated against coronavirus.

Report: Raiders plan to cut LB Cory Littleton

The Las Vegas Raiders plan to release linebacker Cory Littleton as part of a cost-cutting measure, ESPN reported Thursday. According to the report, the team will save $11.75 million by designating Littleton as a post-June 1 release. At the start of the day, Las Vegas was projecting $17.8 million under the salary cap.

NBA roundup: Suns clinch top spot in league playoffs

Devin Booker returned from a four-game absence under COVID protocol and completed a near triple-double, helping the Phoenix Suns clinch first place in the NBA playoffs with a 111-90 win over the Miami Heat Wednesday evening. Booker finished with 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, while Phoenix also got 21 points from Mikal Bridges and 19 points and 10 rebounds from Deandre Ayton. JaVale McGee added a season-high 11 points and 15 rebounds from the bench.

Football-UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against PSG president

UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al Khelaifi and sporting director Leonardo after the 3-1 Champions League loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Spanish media reported that Al Khelaifi entered the match referee’s dressing room screaming after the game, an incident recorded by a Real Madrid employee with a mobile phone.

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Tennis-Djokovic marks Monte Carlo Masters as his next tournament

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Novak Djokovic will kick off preparations for his French Open title defense next month at the ATP Masters clay-court event in Monte Carlo, the Serbian has stated on his website.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner was unable to defend his Australian Open title in January after being kicked out of the country amid an outcry after initially being admitted to the tournament despite not has not been vaccinated against the coronavirus. The 34-year-old will also miss this month’s ATP 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, unable to enter the United States without proof of vaccination.

“Novak will open his 2022 clay-court season in Monte Carlo, where he won the Masters 1000 title twice, in 2013 and 2015,” reads a post on his website. Monaco, where Djokovic resides, allows international travelers with proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the past six months. Djokovic said he tested positive for the virus for the second time in December.

The Monte Carlo Masters from April 10-17 will be the second tournament of the 2022 season for Djokovic, who lost in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 in Dubai last month. France eased its COVID-19 restrictions this month, with vaccine passports no longer mandatory from March 14, opening the door for Djokovic to defend his Roland Garros title. The major is expected to start in May.

Djokovic is currently ranked world number two after losing his world number one status to Russian Daniil Medvedev last week.

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Baseball ball! MLB and players reach agreement to end lockdown

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Major League Baseball (MLB) and its locked out players reached agreement Thursday on a labor agreement that ends the second-longest work stoppage in the game’s history. MLB has locked out the players -out last December and had already canceled the first two weeks of the 2022 season, which was due to start on March 31.

“I’m so thrilled to be able to say that Major League Baseball is back and we’re going to play 162 games,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said, opening a press conference with an apology to fans. “I know the last few months have been difficult. There (was) a lot of uncertainty at a time when there is a lot of uncertainty in the world,” he said.

Team owners voted to ratify the deal hours after the players approved the new five-year labor pact. According to a report on the MLB website, the pact is expected to include increased minimum wages, a new pre-arbitration bonus pool to reward top young players and increased competitive balance tax thresholds.

Spring training camps will open on Sunday and a full 162-game regular season will begin on April 7. The final vote from the sub-executive committee and the 30-player representative was 26-12 in favor of the new collective bargaining agreement, ESPN reported.

‘OLIVE BRANCH’ While the deal paves the way for the return of the American pastime, bitter acrimony persists between the two sides.

The league locked out players in December, a move Players’ Association executive director Tony Clark last week called the “ultimate economic weapon” against athletes. Commissioner Manfred defended the move on Thursday, calling it the “most effective way” to reach a new deal without losing games when a deal was not in place when the previous pact expired. But he acknowledged there was work to be done to repair the league’s relationship with his talents on the pitch.

“One of the things I’m supposed to do is promote a good relationship with our players. I tried to do that. I think I didn’t succeed in that,” he said. He said the league compromised on its proposed 14-team playoffs and made other concessions to MLB players.

“I believe – I hope – the players will see the effort we’ve made to address their concerns in this deal as an olive branch,” Manfred said.

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Sports Event Tickets Market to Grow Aggressively with a CAGR of 16.5% through 2028, Driven by Increasing Digitalization and Access to Online Media Platforms for Ticket Booking | million ideas

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According to a new report available with Million Insights, the global sporting event ticket industry is expected to be driven by the significant increase in sporting events and activities such as the NBA, NHL, MLS and MLB around the world.

The Global sports event ticket market The size is expected to reach $18.79 billion by 2028 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 16.5% from 2021 to 2028, according to a new report from Million Insights. Key factors driving the growth of the market include significant increase in sporting events and activities such as National Basketball Association (NBA), National Hockey League (NHL), Major League Soccer (MLS), and Major League Baseball ( MLB) across the globe. Additionally, increasing digitalization and access to online media platforms for booking sports tickets are the other factors propelling the growth of the market.

The market has seen a major drop due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the cancellation of different sporting events across the world. The market is primarily impacted by rapidly changing conditions that have compelled governments to ban all activities involving social gatherings and crowds. For example, the postponement of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics cost Japan a loss of billions. Cancellations, delays and suspensions of some other sports, including the cancellation of the SXSW Music Festival, Big 10 and Big 12, also impacted the growth of the sports event ticket market.

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Sports event ticket market size in the United States, by type, 2018-2028 (USD billion)

The digital ticket segment is expected to register the highest CAGR of 17.3% over the forecast period from 2021 to 2028. The market is mainly driven by the growing demand for easy and convenient access to sporting events to avoid crowds . Additionally, increasing usage of mobile apps to obtain digital tickets and growing smartphone penetration across the globe are the factors contributing to the growth of the segment. Additionally, the ease of purchasing tickets through internet-connected smartphones and tablets is expected to contribute significantly to the growth of the industry.

Europe held a large market share of more than 20.0% in 2020. Well-developed countries such as Germany, UK, and France contribute positively to the market revenue. Europe’s high revenue share can be attributed to the strong presence of major sporting event companies and ticket providers in the region and the long-standing demand for online tickets. In addition, higher GDP, per capita income, and higher per capita spending on sporting events and cultural activities in European countries translates into strong event ticket sales in the region.

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Global sports event ticket market share, by type, 2020 (%)

Highlights of the Sports Event Tickets Market Report

• The digital ticket segment is expected to register a CAGR of 17.3% from 2021 to 2028. A significant increase in the number of smartphone users and the growing trend of e-tickets across the world are expected to contribute to the growth of the segment.

• The paper ticket segment held the largest revenue share of over 60% in 2020. A large portion of conventional paper tickets used in sporting event industries such as football and cricket supported the segment’s revenue growth .

• Europe held a revenue share of more than 20.0% in 2020, due to the strong and widespread presence of key players and the long-standing demand for online ticket booking for sporting events due to the high number of smartphone users in the region

Segmentation of the sports event ticket market

Million Insights has segmented the global sports event ticket market based on type and region:

  • Sports Event Ticket Type Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
    • Digital tickets
    • Online printable tickets
    • Paper tickets
  • Sports Event Tickets Regional Outlook (Revenue, USD Million, 2017 – 2028)
    • North America
      • we
      • Europe
      • Asia Pacific
      • Central and South America
      • Middle East and Africa

List of Key Players in Sports Event Tickets Market

  • Ace Ticket Worldwide, Inc.
  • AXS Group LLC
  • Bigtree Entertainment Pvt Ltd
  • StubHub
  • Live Nation (ticket master)
  • Brown Paper Notes, LLC
  • Razorgator, LLC
  • Ticketek Pty Ltd
  • SeatGeek, Inc.
  • Billet City, Inc.
  • Vivid Seats LLC

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Freedom for Ukraine – The Royal Gazette

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Nina London thinks we all need to do everything we can to secure victory in Ukraine. Pictured is her Ukrainian friend, Nina Artemova (photo provided)

A popular Buddhist belief in Thailand is to protect ancient trees, such as the banyan tree, by blessing them and wrapping saffron-yellow scarves around the trunks; then no one can bring them down.

We have a pair of sacred trees on our route, each more than two meters thick, with the lower trunks wrapped in silk; they have gone through centuries.

I wish I could have this magic power to wrap a blue and yellow national ribbon around Ukraine so that no one can invade, destroy and enslave these freedom-loving peoples.

February 22 at 4 a.m.: Vladimir Putin suddenly attacks Ukraine by bombing Kherson. He unleashes a murderous, ruthless and unprovoked war. He claims to want to bring Ukraine back into Russian subjugation, because Russia dominated Ukraine when it was a satellite state of the USSR.

The USSR existed exactly 69 years. It was a failed and bloody experiment in totalitarianism. This era shaped Putin’s worldview. He simply cannot accept that his once subjugated neighbor has built a prosperous and democratic country, free from the lies, censorship, control and fear that are now the new normal in Russia under Putin’s heavy hand. He wants more.

My great-grandparents were classified as dissidents and Lenin took them on a wagon from Ukraine to Eastern Siberia. They pushed them back empty-handed into a barren field thousands of miles from their home. I grew up in Siberia and I know the kind of world Putin is rebuilding.

It is impossible to describe my deep pain, shock and despair when I heard the news. Its roots are very deep. It is a war against our brother people. Historically and culturally, the three closest Slavic nations are Russia, Ukraine and Belarus. Our nations are linked by blood, we all have relatives and closest friends among them.

We studied in Kiev; sometimes married in Odessa. We still speak Russian among ourselves, cook borscht and canoe and laugh at the same jokes. For centuries we have been as tightly bound as the roots of trees. But not anymore; Putin ruthlessly cut them off like a barbarian, determined to build an empire.

Another reason why I am so incredulous is that as children in the Soviet Union we were brought up to be against war!

We have read countless history books on the horrors of World War II, watched many films about the war. We were taught that the Soviet Union had lost 22 million people in a single war! In every family, someone has been killed defending our homeland.

We have learned to think and say, “As long as there is no war…all is well…as long as there is no war!”

I feel that my fundamental values: freedom and peace, are flouted.

I often think about what I would say to my grandfather, Boris, who fought in World War II. How I was able to explain this war of aggression against our brothers and sisters by Putin; this selfish and naked grasp for power, domination and wealth? What would he say, a brave man who fought alongside millions of his countrymen to stop Hitler from seizing and plundering their Russian homeland?

The 43 million citizens of Ukraine under the leadership of President Volodymyr Zelensky do not bow to Putin. They bravely stand up to fight for their freedom and their future, and they fight desperately against all odds because they share a national dream: the freedom of an independent Ukraine.

No one has the right to take it from them.

My phone is flooded with messages from my friends in Ukraine. They flock to shelters, underground stations, basements… anywhere to be safe from the bombardments.

I cry when I read them; they are filled with hope.

Last night I was reading some to my husband, Bill. He had uploaded a song he had written and sung, FUkraine, and was stunned by the flood of heartfelt and grateful messages he received, many of which were written during attacks and bombings.

This is the one I received late last night from a bomb shelter during the ongoing battle of Mykolaiv, a city on the Black Sea:

“Thank you for your support, it means so much to us that I just shed tears! Airplanes are flying and bombing my hometown. Today many civilians were killed and my friends’ houses were heavily bombed We couldn’t sleep at night, windows were shaking, sirens were blaring My dad is here with me after he had a stroke and my mom had a nervous breakdown.

“My daughter asked me, ‘Are we going to be killed? Why, mom? I am very afraid. My husband has relatives in Russia and they don’t understand why we are fighting and don’t believe in the horrible things their soldiers are doing here on our land. It is a horror against humanity. Thanks very much. Please pray for me, my family and Ukraine. The only thing I want now is to survive.

The sunflower is the national flower of Ukraine and in popular imagery represents the warmth and power of the sun, revered by pre-Christian Slavs. Young girls were dancing among the sunflowers.

Today, during the Russian invasion, Ukrainian female soldiers carry guns and wear sunflowers in their hair.

Dear readers, my family, my friends, let’s do everything we can, let’s suffer all the difficulties, so that the bright sun of victory will soon rise and Ukrainians will grow new fields of sunflowers on their beloved land. Children will laugh and hide there, girls will weave beautiful crowns and bake bread, and men will build new houses.

Freedom for Ukraine!

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Step-by-step guide to getting your (promoted) sports app approved

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The popularity of apps is increasing every day and the dominance of Play Store has also been catching the masses lately. You must be here because you also have a designed layout or a beneficial idea to develop a sports app. Today, sports apps are one of the major forms of apps trending today due to the expansion of the sports industry.

If you are ready with your app idea or planning to develop a bookmaker or any other sports app, you are on the right track according to statistical evidence. Assuming you understand the modern era of sports betting apps, analyze it, and are on your way to developing one and linking it to the Play Store, the article has taken you through the steps. for your app to be featured on the play store as well as to get it. approved.

Steps to download your app

The timeline is important when you download any app from the store, you should focus on each item with utmost concentration to avoid mistakes and establish safe app download.

Google game console

You must have access to a developer dashboard if you plan to upload your app to the Play Store. The Google Play Console is a kind of post-controller that allows developers to submit their apps on the Android Play Store version. A one-time fee of $25 is charged to a developer which includes all features and control functions. After getting this, you will need to fill in some individual credentials like location, name, etc. and then your application will be submitted. You will probably have to wait 48 hours to have it automatically approved.

Link developer account to merchant account

When you plan to start with a sports application, you will have to make payments and monetary transactions will be encouraged. This will require access to the merchant’s account within the app itself. In case you need to create one, you can simply sign in to your Google console account, click on the Reports section, go to the Financial Reports option, set up your account by filling in your personal details. Therefore, the merchant account will be linked to your account so that you can verify your transactions.

To make a request

After the previous steps, you must apply in the following way:

  • Go to the menu, select the All apps tab
  • Select the Create app option
  • Go to the drop-down menu, choose the default language
  • Write app title
  • Click Create

App Store listing

When completing your application, keep your prepared list handy as you will need to

refer to them to fill in all the information about the app that you need to download from the app store, as well as a stable and appropriate description of the app. You should use proper keywords in your description to increase your app’s chances of popularity.

Downloading APKs or bundles

Files like APK or app bundles need to be uploaded to your app using browsing tools, you need to go to the release management option followed by the App Release tab given in the menu. You must select one of the four options:

  • Internal test
  • Close trial
  • Open trial
  • Production

When you’ve selected it, click Create Version. On the production page you get the new version

Content evaluation

This segment is crucial because if you don’t rate your app, it won’t be rated, which could eliminate it from the store. For this, you need to navigate the menu, click on continue, move forward and enter your email address, then confirm it. You will be given a quiz to complete for your application score, followed by an option called Save Quiz, then Calculate Score to get final scores, and the final step is Apply.

Publish app

When you’ve filled in every detail, double-checked two or three times, and confirmed it’s correct, do the following:

  • Navigate to the “App Versions” tab
  • Go to ‘Manage Production’
  • Select “Change version”
  • Select “Review”
  • Click “Start production deployment option”

Approval requirements

  • Completion of the approval request process is mandatory for the developer.
  • The application must comply with the country’s industry standards and regulations.
  • The developer must have a game or sports license in the territory.
  • Limit your product or service to the limit of your gaming license.
  • Prior verification of the age policy
  • Not to be listed as a purchasable paid app on the Play Store.
  • The app should be free when installing from the store.
  • The list of applications must be clearly responsible for the precise offers.


The statistics reflect the presence of approximately 2.8 million apps on the Google Play Store, along with 3739 new apps introduced almost every day. Why not give your app idea a precise form and upload it to the app store by referring to the approval requirements.

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The Cyclisme-Astana cycling team under investigation in Luxembourg

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The company that owns the license of professional cycling team Astana Qazaqstan is under legal investigation, according to legal documents seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The investigation was opened by the Luxembourg prosecutor’s office last January under article 140 of the local penal code, which includes “falsification of documents, abuse of corporate assets, breach of trust, money laundering money and fraud”.

Astana Qazaqstan’s license, run by former Olympic champion Alexandre Vinokourov, is owned by Luxembourg-based Abacanto SA, a listed company that represents athletes and manages sporting events. Neither Astana Qazaqstan nor Abacanto could immediately be reached for comment.

The investigation was triggered by a Deloitte audit from 2019. “To be honest, I learned about this whole story through the press, and until then I was not aware of the details of this investigation,” Vinokurov told Kazakh sports site Wednesday.

“Apparently we are talking about some kind of legal process that was started a year ago, when the general manager of Abacanto was another person, while I carried out purely sporting duties until the summer 2021.” Astana Qazaqstan was founded in 2007 and has seen Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong and Vincenzo Nibali ride under their colours.

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Russia and Belarus should be banned from hosting international sporting events: US allies | More sports news

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Russia and Belarus should not be allowed to host, bid for or be awarded international sporting events following the invasion of Ukraine, the United States and its allies said in a statement. released by the US State Department.
The statement calls on international sports federations to limit sponsorship opportunities for companies linked to the Russian and Belarusian governments.
The statement was signed by officials from 37 countries, including the UK, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Belgium and the United States. China, India and countries in Latin America and Africa were not listed as participants in the declaration.
The statement urged the international sports community to show “solidarity with the Ukrainian people”.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February drew widespread international condemnation. Belarus has been a key staging area for Russian forces.
Moscow calls its activity a “special operation” which it says is not designed to occupy territory but to destroy the military capabilities of its southern neighbour.
World and European football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA have banned the Russian national team and clubs from participating in international competitions until further notice.

Russia and Belarus should be banned from hosting international sporting events – U.S. Allies

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Plastic letters arranged to read ‘Sanctions’ are placed in front of the colors of the Russian flag in this illustration taken February 28, 2022. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration

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WASHINGTON, March 8 (Reuters) – Russia and Belarus should not be allowed to host, bid for or be awarded international sporting events after the invasion of Ukraine, the United States and its allies have said. in a statement released by the US State Department.

The statement calls on international sports federations to limit sponsorship opportunities for companies linked to the Russian and Belarusian governments.

The statement was signed by officials from 37 countries, including the UK, Italy, Japan, South Korea, Australia, Canada, Belgium and the United States. China, India and countries in Latin America and Africa were not listed as participants in the declaration.

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The statement urged the international sports community to show “solidarity with the Ukrainian people”.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in late February drew widespread international condemnation. Belarus has been a key staging area for Russian forces. Read more

Moscow calls its activity a “special operation” which it says is not designed to occupy territory but to destroy the military capabilities of its southern neighbour. Read more

World and European football governing bodies FIFA and UEFA have banned the Russian national team and clubs from participating in international competitions until further notice.

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Harbhajan puts a new spin on popular fantasy sports app Howzat

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Harbhajan welcomed his partnership with Howzat: “Cricket has been my life for as long as I can remember,” he said. “I have always enjoyed playing on the pitch and now look forward to having an equally entertaining time off the pitch with the Howzat app. This will keep me in close contact with my fans and with the pitch. Howzat has amplified the level and thrill of the game. For cricket fans, this is truly the ultimate test of skill and understanding of the game. I really enjoy playing the app myself and hope that as a brand ambassador, I will be able to engage with millions of fans across the country.

Commentary on the partnershipBharat Bhatia, Vice President of Marketing at Junglee Games, noted: “It’s an incredibly proud moment for the Howzat brand. Harbhajan Singh needs no introduction for any cricket lover. For years we at Howzat have been focused on providing the best and most rewarding fantasy sports experience to our users. I am sure that our partnership with Harbhajan will be a great moment for cricket fans, who will have the opportunity to play with one of the best bowlers in the world and a true legend of the game.”

Harbhajan is one of four Indian bowlers to have won 400 Test wickets. Four years after making his India debut at 17, Harbhajan created history in all three Tests against by Steve Waugh ‘invincible’ Australian team in 2001. He took 32 wickets in those 3 matches and was key in the miraculous victory at Eden Gardens and an equally spectacular triumph in Chennai which sealed the series. He was part of the core of players who made the Mumbai Indians the most successful team in the IPL and he won another title with Chennai in 2018. He retired from cricket in December 2021with more than 700 international counters to its credit.

Howzat is a fantasy sports platform that provides sports fans with an exciting fantasy sports experience by combining sports, skills and cash prizes. Users can select their own virtual cricket, football and kabaddi teams on Howzat by selecting players from real teams playing matches in the real world and competing against other users for cash prizes. The platform is legally certified, secure and trusted by over 15 million regular fantasy sports players around the world. India.

About Jungle Games

Founded in 2012 by Ankush Gera, Junglee Games is the fastest growing skill game platform with over 50 million users worldwide. The company is on a mission to create games that will entertain and remember millions of people for years to come. Mainly operating from San Francisco and delhiJunglee Games has teams in San Francisco, hong kong, India, Vancouver, Argentinaand Poland. The company’s most notable products are Junglee Rummy,, and Howzat. After having established a solid base and a dominant position in India, Junglee Games plans to expand to the US and UK. To support this venture, the company plans to create and launch a new global IP while focusing on eSports and mSports.


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Soccer-City Football Group bid for Atletico Mineiro – report

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City Football Group (CFG), the Abu Dhabi-based company that holds investments in Manchester City and 10 other football clubs, has made an offer to buy Brazilian league champions Atletico Mineiro, the Brazilian website reported on Monday. The group offered about 1 billion reais ($195.64 million), according to the report, but the offer was rejected as too low.

The Belo Horizonte club are heavily indebted to a group of local businessmen who have loaned the club money over the past few years and made it one of the most successful in Brazil. The team won the Brazilian league and cup double last season and built a brand new stadium. Globo said that last year the debt reached 1.3 billion reais.

Atletico wouldn’t comment on the report, saying it was ‘speculation’. Premier League champions Manchester City did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

If the deal goes through, Atletico would be the latest Brazilian club to fall into private hands since a law was passed last year allowing outside investors to own Brazilian teams. Until then, clubs belonged to their members.

In recent months, Cruzeiro has been taken over by a consortium led by Ronaldo, Botafogo has been taken over by a group led by a co-owner of Crystal Palace, and an American investment company has taken control of Vasco da Gama. CFG is one of the most powerful names in football and the majority owner of Manchester City, New York City FC and Melbourne City.

He also invested money in Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan, Montevideo City Torque in Uruguay, Girona in Spain, Sichuan Jiuniu in China, Mumbai City in India, Lommel SK in Belgium and Troyes in France. ($1 = 5.1115 reais)

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Football-Bayern goalkeeper Neuer back in form for Salzburg second leg

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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been deemed fit to play Tuesday’s Champions League second leg against Salzburg after recovering from a knee injury, coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Monday.

Neuer, who missed the 1-1 draw in Austria, has been out for a month after undergoing knee surgery in February. His services will be in high demand on Tuesday, with Bayern desperate to remain in contention for European silverware “If there is no knee reaction, he can play,” Nagelsmann told a press conference in line. “We know his importance as a player and a person for Bayern. I’m happy he’s back and I hope he plays tomorrow.”

Bayern are heavy favorites to reach the quarter-finals but are under pressure to advance after their last-gasp equalizer to avoid defeat in the first leg. A rule change this season means ties that are tied after the second leg go to extra time and penalties, regardless of the number of away goals scored.

Bayern are nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, but they slipped with a 1-1 draw at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday and are also excluded from the German Cup. “Obviously we know it’s an important game for us,” said Nagelsmann, in his first season at Bayern. “If we don’t get a positive result, it’s clearly not going to be a special season.

“But I don’t expect us to be knocked out. I have justified hope that we will move on and that should be our request and we have to deliver the performance to match. We have to keep up the pace for the full 90 minutes . .” The Bavarians last won the Champions League in 2020 en route to six titles.

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Chhetri ruled out of India friendlies in Bahrain and Belarus

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The Indian football team received a major blow on Monday as their talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri was ruled out of upcoming international friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus due to injury.

The 37-year-old forward had been named among a likely 38 squad by coach Igor Stimac for the matches to be played in Manama on March 23-26.

“I was looking forward to the two friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus and it’s a shame that I missed out,” Chhetri told the Indian Football Federation (AIFF) website.

“It’s been a long and tough season and I’ve had a few minor injuries that need time to heal. I will do my best to recover in time for predator camp in May,” he added.

No less than eight new faces appeared in the list of 38 probable names for the preparatory camp before the friends.

”The potential for this team is huge, and a lot of guys are very confident thanks to their good performances during the League season.

”I’m sure we’ll put our best foot forward. I wish good luck to the team,” said Chhetri who did not specify the nature of the injury.

Goalkeepers Prabhshukhan Gill and Mohammad Nawaz, defenders Deepak Tangri and Roshan Singh, and midfielders Vikram Partap Singh, VP Suhair, Aniket Jadav and Jerry Mawihmingthanga were called up to the national camp for the first time for both matches.

AIFF said midfielder Ashique Kuruniyan, who was also named for the pre-camp, is being rehabilitated.

The players, along with the head coach and staff, will gather in Pune on March 10 for camp with training starting the following day. Players whose clubs would play in the semi-finals of the current Indian Super League will join the camp as their club commitments come to an end.

The contingent will fly to Bahrain on March 21. The Blue Tigers are set to take on Bahrain on March 23 and Belarus on March 26, with both matches starting at 9:30 p.m. IST.

There is still a cloud of uncertainty over whether India will play Belarus as the AIFF said on Tuesday it was trying to ‘avoid’ playing the Eastern European country which supported Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

FIFA has suspended Russia but has yet to announce such a measure for Belarus. Last week, European football governing body UEFA banned Belarus from hosting international matches, but this will have no impact on India’s international friendly.

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Sporting events, tournaments now allowed under alert level 1

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ORGANIZED sporting events and tournaments are now permitted under Alert Level 1 provided they are accompanied by an approved special mayoral permit, said Mikee Aportadera, head of the Davao City Sports Division, on Monday, March 7, 2022.

Aportadera said individuals or groups wishing to host sporting events should coordinate with the city’s Sports Division to complete event proposal, planning and approval.

“If they intend to hold certain events or tournaments, they really need to go through our office, (and) the approval of the Public Security Bureau, because they would need a special permit from the mayor for that. “Aportadera told SunStar Davao on Monday. , March 27.

“Kapag for training or exercise purposes, wala’y problema, no need,” he added.

According to Aportadera, organizers must submit a proposal letter, a safety and security plan and other requirements to properly plan the event, especially the health security aspects. The proposal will then be sent to the Public Safety and Security Command Center and other relevant offices for approval.

Contact sports such as basketball, volleyball, football, among others, intended for recreation or exercise are also allowed in Alert Level 1.

Aportadera said minimum public health standards (MPHS) must be strictly followed with guidance from the 2021 Davao City Task Force 50 Series of Resolutions, “a resolution adopting the guidelines on the conduct of sports activities with and without contact in the city of Davao”.

As noted in the resolution, some restrictions include the ‘no vaccinations, no play’ policy, wearing face masks when not playing, maintaining safe social distancing within the facility during matches and not sharing personal equipment.

Outdoor areas are the recommended location and games held in air-conditioned spaces should have adequate ventilation. Barangay games can also be played in indoor courts owned or operated by the barangay, but street games are strictly prohibited.

Aportadera said a team from the city’s sports division will monitor compliance with the MPHS set by the state and local government when conducting sports activities.

According to Maribel Paguican, head of the Davao Business Bureau, appropriate penalties will be imposed for violations of established policies. “May offenses and may citation tickets na (pwede i-issue),” she said.

The presence of a sports psychologist is a positive thing for the Indian team: Sneh Rana

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Indian all-rounder Sneh Rana says the presence of a sports psychologist has benefited her team immensely. Rana’s remarks came after India beat Pakistan by 107 points in their opening match of the ongoing ICC 50th Women’s World Cup.

“She’s been connected with us for a long time, however, we couldn’t talk much online. So when she’s with us – obviously all of us players have to deal with ups and downs in our careers. That’s stressful when you can’t to play for your team. But we got a lot of positive vibes from our psychologist and she handled everything very well to help us overcome the stressful situation during our career. In my opinion, his presence is a positive thing for our team,” Rana told a virtual press conference. Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar’s fighting shots were backed by comprehensive bowling performances as India beat the Pakistan by 107 points in the fourth match of the current 50-year-old ICC Women’s World Cup.

“Indeed, it was an emotional moment to represent your team at the world cup. It was my dream to represent my country in the world cup team. And yes, finally this moment has come into my life. And if you perform when your team needs it, then it becomes a more valuable moment. So, I feel very satisfied,” said Rana. Pooja Vastrakar (67), Smriti Mandhana (52) and Sneh Rana (53*) were the best performers as India posted 244/7 Vastrakar and Rana formed a stand of 122 for the seventh wicket In the last five overs India scored more runs to bring the tally to the beyond the 240 point mark.

“I have known Pooja for a long time and she is very good at running the strike. In National cricket when she was playing against me and to be honest I thought if she kept playing like that she would win the final match as well. Fortunately, it was our day and we got the win. However, we discussed among ourselves that we are good at swinging the ball and that we are the last pair of hitters. We planned to take the game close and Congratulations to her on being declared Woman of the Match and good luck,” Rana said. When asked if she would like to play at the top of the order, Rana said, “That decision depends on the team management. However, we aim to play in any position our team needs us. If we are given the opportunity to strike at the top of the order, then obviously we will take advantage of it and play our part in the victory of the team.” (ANI)

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Cricket-Friend of Warne reveals final hours before cricketer’s death

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Shane Warne gave presents of his old cricketer clothes and ate the traditional Australian snack of Vegemite on toast in the final hours before his death on Friday, an associate of the cricketer great said. Tom Hall was staying at the resort in Koh Samui, Thailand, where Warne was found unconscious in his bedroom at a villa he shared with three travel companions.

Hall, managing director of The Sporting News website, said there were ‘no unusual circumstances’ surrounding Warne’s death on Friday after the former spin bowler met friends and watched cricket on TV . “The first question is, ‘How can we watch the Australia v Pakistan test here in Thailand; is the game about to start? “, Hall wrote on the website, quoting Warne.

“Warney and cricket have never been far apart.” A few bullets into the test match, Warne jumped up and rushed excitedly to his room.

“He came back with an armful of clothes looking like a garage sale,” Hall said. “Shane had been working with me at The Sporting News for about a year and he presented me with his 2005 Ashes Test sweater, his 2008 IPL shirt and a one day international shirt and cap to be placed at the TSN offices in Australia and United Kingdom.”

He said Warne told stories of his first Indian Premier League (IPL) season where he led the Rajasthan Royals to the inaugural Twenty20 title. After joking around with the various cricket gear and taking pictures, the friends decided to “have a quick bite to eat”.

“I’ve dined with Shane at many fine establishments, but rather than sample local Thai cuisine, we enjoyed a plate of Vegemite on toast,” Hall said. “Shane mumbles, ‘Damn, you can’t beat Vegemite with butter, still awesome wherever you are in the world.’

“An Aussie through and through – this was to prove to be his last meal.” Warne had experienced chest pain before his death in Thailand and suffered from asthma and heart problems, Thai police said on Saturday, citing information from Warne’s family.

Hall said none of Warne’s traveling companions were aware of his doctor’s visit, although he complained to a friend of “some chest pains and shortness of breath”. “He knew he was a little overweight and was getting back to training harder. His Australian traveling companions did all they could, local ambulance crews arrived quickly.”

Warne’s body was taken in for an autopsy on Sunday. Thai police declined to comment on the likely cause of death, but were not treating it as suspicious. Warne’s family had accepted the offer of a state funeral, his Victoria state government said.

The Nine Network announced on Monday that the funeral could take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where the Great Southern Stand will soon be renamed SK Warne Stand in honor of great cricket. “We will be working out all the details of Shane Warne’s state funeral over the next few days, working closely with Shane’s family and ensuring it is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary Victorian,” said Victoria’s Deputy Premier James Merlino to reporters on Monday. .

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Wordle mania: five letters and a word connecting the world

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Farewell or adios, wake up or smile, or just blow it away with a random word? This is Wordle, the five-letter world so to speak in which millions ponder the question daily when a blank gray grid opens inviting players to put in a word – any word that can lead them to the correct answer in six tries.

Opening strategy is key, and everyone has their own favorite, some using words with the most vowels, others with consonants, those using the same starter every day, and others pulling out any old word.

The internet game has united the world with the most disparate in thrall, from the busy executive and retired bureaucrat to the harassed teacher and prankster student, their day incomplete unless they end up with Word of the Day.

Part of the charm is that Wordle isn’t about downloading an app but just clicking a link and only being able to be played once a day, said Shreya Punj, one of the many people who sure not to miss his daily appointment with the puzzle.

“My partner finds it amusing that I set an alarm at midnight just so I could play the game before calling it a day. I’ve won 95% of my games and have a 38-day streak (number of games she’s won on the trot),” said the 29-year-old who runs Pocket’s audiobooks division. FM. A moment after midnight, just as the clock strikes a new day, is when a new word is uploaded. There are exactly 24 hours left.

For those unfamiliar with the latest internet sensation, Wordle is a guessing game where people are given a five-letter puzzle to solve in six tries each day. The correct letters appear in yellow boxes, the correct letters, in the correct places, will appear in green square boxes. The eliminated letters will be black. And so on, try eliminating the letters until you get the right combination. Every day gives rise to lively debates, in daily conversations between friends, family and colleagues, on social networks and sometimes even in published articles.

Sometimes the word is easy and the player has most of the letters right, but the combinations are many – try “hurry”, “mushy”, “tasty” until you get to the right “wicked”. It was very nasty with four tries passed, many were furious. Or the day the word was “caulking” and Congress leader and wordsmith Shashi Tharoor, who had posted his score, was at the center of many conversations to achieve it before the more familiar “yawn”. According to Punj, there’s something old-school about Wordle that helps “keep the excitement and wonder going”.

She said she was hooked after finding her Twitter timeline flooded with Wordle scores posted by participants, a little grid of squares that tells you how many tries you got it.

”I saw a lot of people posting their results, I was intrigued and went to see. One game, and I was hooked! More than FOMO (fear of missing out), it was the sheer joy of solving a puzzle with so much new knowledge online,” she said.

While Punj waits for the end of the day to exercise his brain, Aishwarya Baikoh does so while waking up. The day doesn’t begin until she does.

”I’ve always liked puzzles and word games, so I was tempted to ‘test’ my skills. I play the game first thing in the morning before I even get out of bed. Wordle fever has taken hold of my Twitter feed and some of my friends and relatives,” the 27-year-old podcaster said.

So when Denyse Holt, 80, a retired teacher from Chicago, didn’t upload her Wordle score for the day last month, her daughter in Seattle grew concerned. According to media reports, a man broke into Holt’s home and held her hostage for 17 hours. The daughter realized something was wrong with her drug-addicted mother Wordle and called the police, who rescued the elderly woman. Wordle’s story is as interesting as the online puzzle – it also has a connection to India.

It was created by American software engineer Josh Wardle for his Indian partner Palak Shah who loves puns. With Shah elated and the family’s Whatsapp group obsessed with the game, Wardle sensed success and introduced it to the rest of the world in October.

The rest, as they say, is history.

On November 1, just four months ago, only 90 people played there. Since then, the game has attracted several million users around the world. The massive success led The New York Times to buy it for an “undisclosed” seven-figure sum.

The acquisition was not particularly well received by its users who took to different social media platforms wondering if the NYT was trying to make their beloved Wordle harder by using words like “favor”. and “humor”, catching players off guard with American spelling.

“I can’t wait for my next therapy session to start with ‘I hate NYT words and it really stresses me out because it’s either easy or too hard, there’s no in-between'”, tweeted Anoop from Mumbai.

“Wordle made me happy earlier, the whole NYT acquisition made it difficult and meddles with my confidence,” added Ruhi Prasad from Hyderabad. Wordle aficionado Nishant Kurup disagrees. Wordle’s change in ownership leading to word complexity is nothing but “social media hype”, he said.

”There have been a few weird words since the NYT took over – one was ‘caulk’ and another harsh was ‘cynic’ because it uses a letter twice and only one vowel. Other than these, the words have more or less been standard words that one uses on a daily basis,” said Kurup, who works in a shop. Baikoh argued that there are only a limited number of five-letter words in the English language and that “some words will eventually be more difficult than others”, which she said had to happen even if Wardle or someone else was running the game.

His only fear: “the game will cease to be free overnight and will be hidden behind a paywall”.

The NYT, in its announcement, said the game would “initially remain free” for its current and new users. How long it will remain so, no one knows. Until then, play, seems to be the motto of the Wordle obsessed.

Building on the popularity of the daily word puzzle game, several spin-offs including Quordle, Dordle, Octordle and Sedecordle. Many offer players unlimited games per day – so no 24-hour wait for a new word – and multiple words to guess at once. PTI MG MIN MIN MIN

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Australia shocked by cricket mourns cricketing great ‘Warnie’

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An Australian man paid his respects with flowers and beer bottles in front of a statue of Shane Warne in Melbourne on Saturday, after the country woke up to the shocking news that the cricketer great had died of a suspected heart attack as he was on vacation in Thailand. As many in the sporting world and beyond have expressed their grief, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has offered Warne’s family a state funeral for the sportsman known to his compatriots simply as ‘Warnie’.

One of the greatest bowlers of all time whose talent and personality transcended cricket, Warne died on Friday at the age of 52, shortly after arriving in Koh Samui for a holiday. Thai police said on Saturday they were not treating his death as suspicious and that Warne’s body would be transferred to the mainland for a full autopsy to determine the cause of death.

“Shane was one of our greatest cricketers of all time…but Shane was more than that to Australians. Shane was one of our country’s greatest characters,” Morrison said in a statement. Warne’s death dominated local media on Saturday, pushing news of the devastating floods on Australia’s east coast and the war in Ukraine above news reports and websites.

On social media, other players’ tributes were joined by famous fans such as rock stars Mick Jagger, Elton John and Ed Sheeran. Martin Pakula, sports minister for the home state of Warne, Victoria, said the Great Southern Stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where the spinner won his 700th wicket on Boxing Day 2006, would be renamed SK Warne Stand. The new nickname refers to the cricketer’s first and middle name, Keith.

A somber stream of people laid flowers, cricket balls and beer bottles at the foot of the statue showing Warne in full flight as a bowler. “I came to pay tribute to a guy who just loved sports, who loved all sports, football, cricket,” Australian professional soccer player Tom Mitchell, 28, said as he left a soccer ball.

David Latta, 64, a local resident who attended many of Warne’s games at the MCG, said “everybody wanted to be that guy. Everybody.” “NOT SUSPICIOUS”

Thai police say one of three friends staying with Warne at a private villa went to see the former cricketer when he failed to show up for dinner on Friday. Finding Warne unconscious, the friend performed CPR, which was again attempted by paramedics and medical staff at the Thai International Hospital. Thai National Police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen said Warne’s body would be transferred to Surat Thani, about 80 km away, for an autopsy. He gave no time frame for when that would happen.

“The case is still under investigation and will require a detailed autopsy result to prove the true cause of death,” Kissana said. With the villa under tight security on Saturday, police also planned to speak to fellow travelers from Warne.

“We’re not going to press charges and they haven’t done anything wrong,” Chatchawin Nakmusik, a police officer in Bo Phut, told Reuters. “We’ll only ask what happened because they were with him at the time.” Chatchawin said police are awaiting news from Warne’s relatives about the repatriation of his body.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said earlier officials would travel to Koh Samui on Saturday to offer assistance to Thai authorities and help arrange the return of her body. COURT CONTROVERSY

Warne’s latest Tweet was a tribute to another former great Australian cricketer, wicketkeeper Rod Marsh, who died earlier on Friday at the age of 74. The Australian men’s and women’s teams will wear black armbands in honor of Warne when playing games in Pakistan and New Zealand respectively. Saturday.

Credited with reviving the art of the leg spin, Warne made his Test debut in 1992 against India, kicking off a 15-year international career. Warne was listed as one of the five greatest players of the 20th century by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac, but his difficult life often made tabloid headlines.

The crafty spinner frequently courted controversy and served a 12-month suspension after testing positive for banned diuretics in 2003. “Of course he was controversial, but also put cricket on the map for a lot of people,” Sydney resident Eddie Piazza told Reuters.

“So he did a few crazy things, but what a legend and we should remember him for the good things.”

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Why UFL could be a game-changer for sports games

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The football playing space has been dominated by AAA titles like Fifa who shaped the genre and created a massive and dedicated playerbase. Over the years, however, players have grown frustrated with the lack of content added to newer full-price games, unfair matchmaking in online play, and pay-to-win features available in these games. The next UFL The game, currently being developed by Strikerz Inc, seeks to produce a football game that solves many of these problems.


UFL will be a free game with regular updates to add new players or change existing stats of some players in the game. The free platform makes it accessible, and Strikerz Inc has decided to focus a large part of the game on the online play while offering players the chance to try out the offline or couch co-op modes that made the genre such a popular choice in the early days. Strikerz Inc’s model for this game could upend the entire genre and force companies like EA to take a hard look at how future titles are made.

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Why is the UFL important?

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UFL will focus on providing players with fair matchmaking options and reliable updates to make online play more enjoyable for everyone. This means that players will only be able to play against people of the same rank, ensuring that new players will not be destroyed by veteran players. It was a huge problem in the Fifa franchise, as matchmaking simply finds available players regardless of skill level, ensuring this is not a newcomer-friendly space. UFL’s strategy could elevate it to the top of the football playing space and make it a mainstay for fans of the genre.

Another great promise UFL tries to ensure that there is no pay-to-win mechanism in the game. of FIFA online modes, namely Ultimate Team, have long been plagued with pay-to-win issues, as players can purchase high-value card packs and simply ensure they have the best team in the game. This feature means that players willing to pay money can get a big advantage over others who cannot access these paid features. Removing pay-to-win mechanisms means that UFL will be fairer to all players.

Possible impact of UFL

UFL Gameplay Trailer

UFL main philosophy could change the way Fifa titles will be produced in the future. Yes UFL succeeds, he could attract of FIFA online player base far and force Fifa to focus more on the offline game modes that initially made the franchise so successful. This push would greatly benefit gamers who don’t enjoy online game modes, as current AAA games will need to refresh offline content for future titles to succeed.

The free online model also means that players who do not easily participate in online game modes of Fifa can try UFL online modes and play them alongside of FIFA Career mode. Furthermore, UFL promised a realistic element that will be actively updated to bring the best possible gameplay to all new players. Strikerz Inc already has numerous licenses from some of the biggest clubs, players and competitions, ensuring they can deliver realistic gameplay without suffering from the club name issues that plagued them. eFootball (Previously Pro Evolution Soccer).

UFL just might be the shakeup the soccer gaming space needs as it promises to deliver a game that many have been waiting for. It’s already built up a good fan base that’s looking forward to the release thanks, in part, to a superstar-level ambassador. If Strikerz Inc can deliver a great game, not only will it attract a lot of of FIFA online player base, but also force games like Fifa and eFootball to change their strategy and include more offline content or remove certain features such as pay-to-win mechanisms and unreliable matchmaking. UFL The gameplay trailer has got players all over the world excited and the hype for the new game is incredibly high.

UFL will be released in 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

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Electronic Arts removes Russian teams from their sports games

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By Jason Collins | 1 month ago

Video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA Games) has launched a process to remove Russian national teams and all other Russian teams from their sports games, starting with FIFA 22, as an expression of solidarity with the Ukrainian people. In fact, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov has called on all game development companies and esports platforms to block Russian and Belarusian accounts, cancel tournaments and ban players – which could be illegal, but we will come back to this. later.

As reported by The edgeelectronic arts announced that it is in the process of removing Russian sports teams and the country’s professional clubs from some of its most important sports game titles. These titles include NHL22, FIFA22, fifa online, and Mobile FIFA video games. Although the exact date of their removal was not disclosed, the publisher said the removal process is ongoing. This decision was made in accordance with FIFA, UEFA, and IIHF’decisions to ban Russia from all competitions until further notice. It should be noted that these decisions relate only to Russian and Belarusian teams and not to the presence of individual players in other teams and sports in general.

By removing Russian and Belarusian teams from their games, Electronic Arts and its sports gaming division, EA Sports, are showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine, calling for peace and an end to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Electronic Arts has joined other technology companies currently limiting its services to Russia, including Apple, Facebook and YouTube, which modify or supplement removal of their services in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Admittedly, this isn’t the first time that a game company has changed or changed the content of its games due to real events. For example, Activision Blizzard combed through all of its releases by removing all character names from the game that were in any way related to allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. In the case of Electronic Arts, however, the company was forced to change the offensive name from the current Washington Commanders to crazy games, and last year he fired Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden over an email scandal.

That said, Electronic Arts’ decision seems reasonable. Mikhailo Fedorov’s claim is not so well founded. Calling on all game development companies and esports platforms to sanction Russia and Belarus by restricting access to their services and temporarily suspending their accounts seems reasonable. These restrictions and suspensions may be lifted in the future once pending conflicts are resolved. However, it is not legal to permanently ban or restrict individuals from sporting and esports events on the grounds that they are Russian or Belarusian. In fact, it is downright illegal and in conflict with basic human rights.

In conclusion, Electronic Arts announced the removal of Russian and Belarusian sports teams from their games and said nothing about restricting players based in Russia and Belarus. But, of course, such moves wouldn’t be economically viable, and if recent history has taught us anything, it’s that no one should ever suspect Electronic Arts’ aggressive monetization practices. So, it would seem that the aforementioned solidarity only extends as long as it doesn’t burn a hole in the company’s pocket.

Tribute to women winegrowers – The Royal Gazette

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Véronique Boss-Drouhin leads the winemaking team at Domaine Drouhin Oregon (Photograph provided)

In honor of International Women’s Day on Tuesday, today we’ll be showcasing wines heavily influenced by women who are winemakers or work in their family’s vineyards.

There are far too many to include in one article. A recent column featured Dry Creek Vineyards and Catena Zapata, both run by daughters who took the reins from their fathers.

Sorry to say bro, but women have 50% more neurons in the olfactory center of their brains than we do, and 35% have an exceptional sense of taste compared to 15% of us.

I had the great pleasure of meeting some members of the Drouhin family of Burgundy renown and it is Véronique Boss-Drouhin whom they call “the guardian of the Joseph Drouhin style”. This family was the first Burgundy producer to settle in Oregon and Véronique leads their winemaking team. She also strictly adheres to biodynamic practices, as they do in France.

That’s how she describes it Dundee Hills Pinot Noir 2018 from Oregon: “Our Dundee Hills 2018 is complex and structured, a great combination of flavor, intensity and structure. Subtle notes of rose petal, raspberry and black cherry lead to layered flavors of sour cherry, cranberry, black tea and plum. Although young, there is an extraordinary balance between the fine tannins and the energizing energy of the vibrant red fruits and acidity. This is a wine that will be exciting to follow as it passes 5, 10 and 15 years. » Parker’s Wine Avocado gives him 94+ and James Suckling 93. $44.35 (Stock #8077). Biodynamic.

Isabelle Simi took over responsibility for her family estate at a very young age when her father and uncle died suddenly in 1904 of the flu. She passed away in 1981, but she was there on my first visit to this historic Sonoma winery that she guided for over 70 years. Simi continued, until the end of prohibition.

Today, Melissa Stackhouse is director of winemaking at Simi, and she graduated from the University of California, Davis with a degree in viticulture and enology. Rebecca Valls is the assistant winemaker.

This is how they describe 2018 Simi Sonoma County Cabernet Sauvignon: “Dark garnet color with ruby ​​reflections. Toasted oak frames and adds depth to the fruit aromas of black bramble and dried blueberry, leading to intriguing notes of exotic spices and roasted coffee. Lifted aromas of juniper and subtle violet add generosity, layers and aromatic complexity to this wine. Dark fruit dominates the entry with jammy black cherry and dark plum followed by black licorice, cocoa and toasty oak with a spicy, lifted mid-palate. Incredibly food friendly and not a headache to match. $39.70 (Stock #6100).

Federica Stianti Macheroni owns Volpaia with her mother and brother. An ancient Roman hamlet, it is located on the highest hill in Tuscany, surrounded by 1,000 hectares of forest, olive groves and biodynamic vineyards. She was a lovely guest to my wife and I and we sat in their hill top house and enjoyed fine wine with her and her mother.

The Vinous site has this to say about Volpaia Chianti Classic 2019: “A nice mid-weight wine. Silky and beautifully perfumed, this mid-weight Chianti Classico is an excellent example of the supple styles so typical of Radda. Crushed flowers, mint, sweet red berries and tobacco linger. 91/100. $29.45 (Stock #8965). Biodynamic.

And now we’re going to meet Tamra Kelly-Washington who grew up in Marlborough during the region’s wine boom. Spending school holidays working in vineyards and wine restaurants sparked an early fascination with wine and its creation. A graduate in viticulture and oenology from the University of Lincoln, she has worked in California, Australia and Italy. She now leads the winemaking team at Seresin Winery in New Zealand, where she started years ago as a lab assistant.

Isabelle Simi took over responsibility for her family winery as a very young woman when her father and uncle died suddenly in 1904 of the flu (Photograph provided)

Critic Michael Cooper assesses the 2020 Seresin Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc 4.5 stars and writes: “This is one of the most sophisticated, subtle and satisfying Sauvignon Blancs in the region. It is also one of the largest, given its wide international distribution and BioGro certified status. The wine (which includes five to ten percent Sémillon) is mostly fermented in vats with native yeasts, but part of the blend is fermented and aged on lees in seasoned French oak barrels. The 2020 is a young wine, still in the making. Bright and light lemon/green, it is full-bodied, with strong and vigorous tropical fruit flavors showing good complexity. Hyper classic.” $27.65 (Stock #8714). Organicdynamic.

Maria Larrea was born and raised in the Rioja district of Spain and is now Technical Director of CVNE. Here is how she describes the event that prompted me to continue distributing their wines:

“Each wine I produce is unique and must be a number 1. The wine spectator Number 1 Wine of the Year Award for Imperial Gran Reserva 2004 validated this. I like to believe that the award is not just for a vintage but for a brand with over 90 years of history, its ability to age and the recognition of the potential of the great Rioja wine region.

“It was truly a great honor and totally unexpected that the 2004 Imperial Gran Reserva was awarded Wine Spectator’s Number 1 wine of the year, as CVNE was the first Spanish winery to be chosen as number 1 and to this day we remain the only Spanish winery to have been awarded number 1 wine of the year.

If you want to enjoy such excellence, we can sell you 2014 CVNE Imperial Gran Reserva which scores 94/100 from James Sucking and Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate. It is only produced during great vintages and in very limited quantities. $86 (Stock #9735).

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PlanetPay365 becomes official TicketOne reseller for sporting events – European Gaming Industry News

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Online casinos are growing in popularity. With a bit of luck, high payouts can be made in no time. And completely anonymously and from the comfort of your living room at home. In addition, online casinos are increasingly regulated and therefore much safer than they were a few years ago. By the way, interesting slot machines exist on, where customers will get to know the whole dimension of the online casino. You can see the Twitch Casino streamer at here and use the experience for your own purposes! Watch the top performing streamers first, then emulate and win!

1. This is why online casinos have become a trend on the Twitch platform!

Currently, the whole industry is booming and Twitch streams, where people play online casino, also attract many viewers. Precisely because more and more people around the world recognize the true appeal of events combining online casinos and live streaming. It’s in people’s nature to try something new. This is where strict laws for online casinos come in handy and satisfy customers’ sense of security. Not only online games are very popular on the platform, but brand new online casinos, where stars show viewers how the subject works in the first place.

Maybe users also have fears and worries and don’t really dare to play in an online casino. Streamers playing the Slots on present the whole process realistically and are also happy to answer questions from viewers. Here you can find channels where people play with play money (demo account) and of course also streamers who spend real money on slots. Thus, the focus is clearly on entertaining the viewers and emotions are aroused. Of course, streamers on Twitch also want to be promoted. With an affiliate link, commissions are paid to new customers if they sign up at an online casino through the link.

This is also not a scam, but a common practice. A Twitch streamer presents one or more online casinos in detail and “tests” them. This gives viewers some added value. Now, it’s natural for potential users to use the streamer’s affiliate link to thank them for the added value, so to speak. Depending on the success and quality of casino streams, casino affiliate marketing is a good source of income for streamers. Thus, the added value and successful content pay off twice: for the streamer who makes casino videos and for the viewer who learns a lot about online casinos on the side.

2. Here are the top performing casino streamers on Twitch: #1 Adin Ross!

Although the American native only started his career on the Twitch platform in 2019, Adin Ross is now probably one of the best-known casino streamers in the world. More than five million subscribers on the platform speak plain language. After Adin Roos started – like most streamers – with games (GTA5, NBA 2K, etc.), he gradually launched the first casino streams. These started with normal slot machines (slot machines) and also with blackjack. The Twitch star’s fortune in casino streams is estimated to be around US$3-5 million. Interesting is its gifted community, which also extends to YouTube, Twitter and Instagram platforms. By the way, frequent casino streams are Crash, Sweet Bonanza, Gates of Olympus and Honey Honey. Especially in blackjack, Adin Ross is very successful. All in all, the Twitch star has long since not limited itself to slots, but operates the full range of online casinos.

3. #2 Best Twitch Casino Streamer: Tyler Niknam (Trainwrecks-TV)

With over 1.7 million followers on Twitch, Tyler Niknam is clearly one of the top casino streamers. Officially launched in 2015, the streamer prefers to offer its viewers slot machine games. However, his fans can also find plenty of streams for action games, such as Mario Kart as well as Among Us. The casino streamer’s estimated fortune on Twitch is around €15 million. Even his own store is available to fans, where Tyler Niknam sells baseball caps, t-shirts and many other merchandising items. When fortune is considered, the “monkey” (as he likes to call himself) is a hugely successful casino streamer.

4. Probably the #3 most successful streamer on Twitch for casino content: Ishmael Swartz (ROSHSTEIN)!

The native Swede is definitely one of the best for casino streams on the popular Twitch platform. Although he doesn’t yet have a million followers, the numbers have really skyrocketed over the past 12 months. Presumably, this is also due to his very high willingness to take risks in casino games. It is not uncommon for Roshstein to be faced with “false bets” and his credibility not recognized. However, things are clear and it is really exciting to watch the streamer play in the online casino. With a fortune estimated at 21 million euros, the star has made big gains on the slot machines Deadwood, Wanted: Dead or even Wild and Book of Shadows.

5. #4 in TOP Casino Streamer on Twitch: Cody Burnett (Xposed)!

For Twitch streamers, followers are everything. Here, the Canadian delivers a real pursuit with Roshstein. As for streaming, Xposed is quite diverse in nature. It provides its fans with content in casino streams, but also live tables and also games like Call of Duty. Through his success and his presence, the young Canadian has carved out a fortune of around 10 million euros. Probably the highest payout was on the Hot Fiesta slot, where the Burnett won €4.7 million. Interestingly, Xposed has remained down-to-earth despite its fame. In the meantime, he has his little family and his friends are not lacking either. This is no small feat, as casino streaming requires a very high time commitment.

#5 in the ranking of the best Twitch casino streamers in the world: ClassyBeef!

It’s not just one person, but a team of seven streamers. There is certainly still room for improvement in the popular gaming scene on Twitch. But the casino streams attract thousands of viewers every day. This is certainly also due to the informal atmosphere and the relaxed nature of the group. The division of labor also seems to work well, as members take turns providing content almost around the clock. Not much is known about the strengths of the Malta team members, but the number of followers is steadily increasing and there will certainly be money to be won.

Global Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market 2021 Booming Strategies of Top Companies – SIE Japan Studio, Beat Games, Neat Corporation, Impulse Gear

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The review offers provincial experiences in the Virtual Reality (VR) sports games market, which have also been divided nationally to give associations a complete picture. In the area of ​​the company profile, unique consideration has been given to significant partners. Monetary income, topographical presence, business outline, things sold, and important steps taken by players to stay ahead of the opposition are recalled for this part.


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  • Studio SIE Japan
  • beat the games
  • neat company
  • Pulse gear
  • Zoink
  • Valve
  • Schell Games
  • Owlchemy Labs
  • Steel crate games

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  • North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
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Abramovich says he has decided to sell Chelsea Football Club

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Russian businessman Roman Abramovich said on Wednesday he had decided to sell Chelsea football club, 19 years after buying the London club, and promised to donate the money from the sale to help to the victims of the war in Ukraine.

“I have always made decisions in the interest of the club,” Abramovich said in a statement released by the reigning European and world football champions on their website. “In the current situation, I have therefore taken the decision to sell the club, as I believe it is in the best interest of the club, the supporters, the employees, as well as the club’s sponsors and partners.”

Abramovich said he would not ask for the loans he made to the club – which are said to amount to 1.5 billion pounds ($2.0 billion) – to be repaid to him and that the sale would not be accelerated. He said he told his staff to set up a charitable foundation that would receive all net proceeds from the sale.

“The foundation will benefit all victims of the war in Ukraine,” Abramovich said in the statement. “This includes providing essential funds for the urgent and immediate needs of victims, as well as supporting long-term recovery work.”

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EA Removes Russian Teams From FIFA 22 And Other Sports Games Following Ukraine Invasion

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EA Sports titles span the globe with the matches and teams they feature, and as such have the power to make a statement when events like the Russian invasion of Ukraine occur. EA is doing just that by removing Russian teams from its franchises.

According to a statement released on Twitter, “EA Sports stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.” The company is calling for an end to the dispute and has “initiated processes to remove the Russian national team and all Russian clubs from EA Sports FIFA products.” FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online are specifically named, but EA is also “actively evaluating changes related to other games”, so the same may happen for previous games in the franchise. As you’d expect, the replies to the tweet include a mixture of support for deletion, the right to delete this content, and general complaints about FIFA 22. Either way, EA Sports “will keep [its] up-to-date communities” on how he is handling the situation.

EA is one of many companies lending its voice to support the people of Ukraine. Developers like Frogwares, The Serpent Rogue, and Vostok Games have all called for action in the wake of the invasion. Similarly, the recent announcement of Pokémon Scarlet and Violent almost didn’t happen out of respect for those caught up in the conflict.

Here are the best sports games you need to play

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If you look at the best sports games right now, you’ll soon see that you have plenty of options to choose from. If you haven’t decided on a sports game yet or want to find one that suits your needs, take a look below.

soccer manager

The Football Manager series is known to be one of the most strategic sports games. It’s great because it puts you in the shoes of the famous manager who should be the next Pep Guardiola. You will be in charge of managing the team and ensuring that you manage the tight budget for transfers. The database is filled with thousands of players and you will also have complete information about the team’s style of play and even its potential. It doesn’t matter if you decide to pick a team competing out of the top league or you would much rather dominate using a super team because this is the game for you. If you want to see which teams are the best, just go online and search for the best odds as this will tell you who is most likely to win.

super mega baseball

If you want a good baseball game for computer then this is the one you should watch. This game is fantastic, to say the least, and is ideal for giving you an alternative to the many licensed games. You may even find that it is very easy for you to pick it up and play too. If you want to learn more about this game or want to see if it’s a good option for you, be sure to try it yourself today.


When you look at the Fifa series of games, you’ll soon see that it’s been a staple in the series for quite some time. Sure, there can be tough years between major engine upgrades, but in the end, EA showed they were the best dog. If you want to know more about this game, it is available for download on console or PC, and it is also very easy for you to play with friends.

If you love sports games, you won’t want to miss these top options. You may even find that there are other options if you’re an NFL fan, like Madden. This game is highly rated and it’s definitely one you won’t want to miss. Why not give it a try for yourself today to see if you can get started? There are plenty of options available depending on how you like to play and it helps open up a world of possibilities for the game and the person you are caring for.

Hockey India to hold online workshops for referees 2022

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Hockey India is set to hold the 2022 Online Referee Workshops in March. The ‘Tier 1’ of the online workshop will start from Wednesday for which 85 candidates, including 33 women and 52 men, have been nominated and registered through more than 24 Hockey India member units across the country. India.

An introductory session is underway on March 2, where all relevant details and information regarding the 2022 Online Referee Workshop will be shared. Hockey India will provide the appointed referees with the opportunity to receive interactive learning/study materials to keep them up to date with the latest rules/regulations through Hockey India Online workshops, as well as evaluation by the highly experienced Hockey India Registered Referee Managers.

There will be three levels of sessions for referees from March 3 to 31, 2022. Level 1 sessions are designed to provide candidates with a basic knowledge of the latest FIH hockey rules and regulations, the roles and responsibilities of officials, etc to reach Level 2, a candidate must pass an online test based on the Level 1 session taken previously. Level 3 sessions are based on the FIH General Tournament Regulations, FIH Fitness Guidelines for Referees, Information on Match Reports and Statistics for Technical Officials (Judges), HI ranking, the importance of performance feedback reports and various other operational insights.

After the Level 3 workshops are completed, the final assessment of eligible applicants is conducted via an online Viva. “Hockey India is returning this year with Online Workshops for Online Referees, following the immense success of these sessions over the past two years. “Refereeing is of equal importance as we hold various tournaments across the country over the coming year. We hope the sessions will also replicate the success of previous years in 2022,” said Gyanendro Ningombam, President of Hockey India, in a statement.

Selected referees would also have the opportunity to officiate as referees at Hockey India sanctioned All India Sub Junior and Junior category national tournaments and championships, and will have the opportunity to become Hockey India registered referees on the basis of an assessment made by the experienced. Hockey India has registered referee managers. (ANI)

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18 Coolest Sporting Events That Will Happen In The Reno/Tahoe Area

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With the Davis Cup in Reno for the very first time, I started thinking about the coolest sporting events to hit Reno/Tahoe. We have annual events like the Reno Rodeo, Barracuda Championship, and American Century Championship, but I was looking more for one-time events, things that have only happened once in our area. Things like the Davis Cup this weekend. Here is my list of the 18 coolest sporting events to be held in the Reno/Tahoe area (listed in no particular order). Honorable mention at the 2003 ESPN Great Outdoor Games, because who likes dogs that long jump in water and chop logs?

* Fight between Jack Johnson and Jim Jeffries: One of the greatest sporting events of the 20th century happened on July 4, 1910 in Reno when Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight champion, bludgeoned Jeffries, the Great White Hope, for 15 rounds in a lopsided affair. Dubbed “The Fight of the Century,” Johnson’s victory uplifted many in the African-American community. It also sparked race riots in the United States, with some cities and states banning the release of the footage given the one-sided nature of the fight.

* 1960 Winter Olympics: The VIII Winter Games were held at Squaw Valley Resort (now Palisades Tahoe). It was a stranger affair than the modern Games with athletes from 30 nations competing in four sports and 27 events with biathlon and women’s speed skating making their Olympic debuts. The Soviet Union won the most medals with 21, although Team USA pulled off a stunning upset to take gold in men’s hockey. Tahoe won the Olympic bid by just two votes over Innsbruck, Austria.

* Nevada-Boise State Football 2010: That 2010 showdown between the longtime rivals has been dubbed Reno’s biggest sporting event since the Johnson-Jeffries fight as Nevada’s No. 19 hosted Boise State’s No. 3. It didn’t just live up to the hype. He passed it. Nevada rallied from a 17-point halftime deficit to score a 34-31 overtime victory behind Colin Kaepernick as Boise State kicker Kyle Brotzman missed two field goals, the one at the end of the settlement and the other during the extension period.

* NHL plays in Tahoe: It’s not often you see a hockey game being played on a golf course, but it happened in February 2021 when the NHL played two games on the 18th fairway at Edgewood Tahoe. The Vegas Golden Knights faced the Colorado Avalanche and the Philadelphia Flyers faced the Boston Bruins. Things didn’t go smoothly when the Tahoe sun melted the playing surface, causing delays, but the NHL got its share of Instagram-worthy photos with the lake in the background.

* Three legends play at Virginia Street Gym: Nevada’s Virginia Street Gym is now home to the Wolf Pack volleyball team, but before that it was the hub of campus basketball. While many great college teams have played there, the arena’s high point came in 1963 when Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West and Elgin Baylor – three of the top 20 players of all time – played an exhibition with the Warriors beating the Lakers, 112-95. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar also played exhibitions in Reno in 1973, 1977 and 1978.

* Muhammad Ali fights in Tahoe: In November 1972, the world’s biggest sports star Ali fought Bob Foster in the Sahara-Tahoe Hotel theater room at Stateline (now the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino), winning by knockout in the eighth round. Ali knocked down Foster seven times in the fight, although Foster, a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame, gave Ali the only cut he suffered in the ring. It was also one of the first matches officiated by Mills Lane, the former UNR and legendary judge.

* The 1919 Chicago Cubs: In 1919, the Chicago Cubs played an exhibition game in Reno, with the city closing for the event since all of Major League Baseball at the time was played east of St. Louis (it would still take nearly 40 years before the Dodgers and Giants moved west). The Cubs were going 75-65 that season (third in the eight-team National League), its fourth season playing at Wrigley Field (then known as “Weeghman Park”). Reno has a population of around 12,000 for this game.

* 1968 Olympic Trials: Most locals are familiar with the 1960 Winter Olympics being held in Tahoe. Fewer remember the 1968 U.S. Summer Olympic Trials, which were also held in town at a purpose-built track at Echo Summit, west of South Lake Tahoe, Sept. 6-16. At least the men’s trials were held there. The women’s events were held at Mt. San Antonio College in the Bay Area. A month later, John Carlos and Tommie Smith made their famous salute to black power on the Olympic podium.

* Jack Dempsey fights in Reno: Dempsey went on to become one of the greatest boxers of all time (he was named the greatest fighter of the first half of the 20th century), with the start of his career tied to Northern Nevada. The former Reno resident fought in Nevada 11 times, first doing so in 1915 in an arena built on the corner of Third and Plaza streets in downtown Reno, a third-round knockout of Anamas Campbell. In 1918, he knocked out Jack Moran in the first round at Moana Springs.

* N°1 North Carolina in Lawlor: The nation’s No. 1 men’s basketball team has only played at the Lawlor Events Center twice. Either game would fit this list. I opted for the 2008 New Years appearance in North Carolina over the 1990 UNLV team coming to town because UNLV regularly plays Lawlor and not the Tar Heels. Coached by Roy Williams and coached by Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina cruised to an 84-62 victory over the Wolf Pack before claiming the national title later that season.

* All-Star Triple-A Game: Las Vegas hosted the NHL All-Star Game and NFL Pro Bowl last month, so that pales in comparison, but it was pretty cool to see Greater Nevada Field (then named Aces Ballpark) host the Triple-A All- Star Game 2013, an International League 4-3 victory over the Pacific Coast League in front of a sold-out crowd of 10,135 fans. Pirates prospect Tony Sanchez (IL) and Cardinals prospect Michael Wacha (PCL) were named MVPs of the game.

* Jesse Brinkley vs. Joey Gilbert: More famous boxers have fought in Reno including Evander Holyfield, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, “Sugar” Ray Leonard, Julio Cesar Chavez and Oscar de La Hoya, but this fight is close to my heart. Gilbert, from Reno, and Brinkley, from Yerington, won acclaim after starring on the NBC reality show ‘The Contender’. Brinkley dominated the February 2009 affair at the Reno Events Center, breaking Gilbert’s nose while nearly sweeping all 12 rounds.

* UConn No. 1 women play at Lawlor: Arguably the best team to ever play in Reno was the 2017-18 UConn Women’s Basketball. It was a homecoming for Gabby Williams, a native of the Sparks, a star of the Huskies. A record 7,815 fans flocked to Lawlor to see UConn win 88-57 as the Huskies built a 20-point lead in the first 6 minutes and 11 seconds of the game. Williams had 18 points, six rebounds, five steals and three assists. UConn started the season 36-0 before losing to Notre Dame in the Final Four.

* Nevada-UNLV Football 1995: I tried to avoid repeating games for this list, but this Nevada-UNLV Fremont Cannon game in 1995 must have made the difference. It was the first time Jeff Horton returned to Reno after leaving Nevada to become the head coach of UNLV after the 1993 season, the so-called Red Defection. A record 33,391 fans showed up at Mackay, including a few fights and Chris Ault getting a helmet thrown at him. Final score: Nevada 55, UNLV 32.

* Edgewood holds the US Senior Open: Edgewood Tahoe hosts the annual American Century Championship Celebrity Golf Tournament, and it would make the list if it wasn’t an annual thing. But in 1985 Edgewood hosted the US Senior Open with Miller Barber winning his third title at the event in four years. He finished 3 under, four strokes ahead of Roberto De Vicenzo. It was the sixth US Senior Open held and featured legends Arnold Palmer and Billy Casper, among others.

* Ben Hogan wins in Reno: In 1948, golfing legend Ben Hogan won his second Reno Open at Washoe County Golf Course, posting a course record 65 in his third round (he finished 19 under par). He also won the tournament the previous year. Hogan is considered one of the greatest golfers of all time, so having an athlete of his caliber in Reno in the early part of the 20th century was rare. Hogan’s prize money for winning the 1948 Reno Open was $3,500, one of the highest numbers on the tour that year.

* Bizarre fight between Lewis and Akinwande: Lennox Lewis’ WBC heavyweight title belt defense against undefeated Henry Akinwande was scheduled for Atlantic City, but legal issues in New Jersey for promoter Don King led to a location change to Caesars Tahoe. at Stateline. Things got weirder from there as the 6ft 7in Akinwande kept grabbing the 6-5 Lewis. After several warnings and a 19 second hold from Akinwande in the fourth round, referee Mills Lane disqualified the contestant.

* Land speed record established: We’re going to take this one away from Reno/Tahoe and expand to Black Rock Desert for the final entry. In October 1997, Thrust SSC under RAF Wing Commander Andy Green set the world land speed record at 763.035 miles per hour, becoming the first car to break the sound barrier. This land speed record remains one of the benchmarks of technological development. And if that’s not cool, I don’t know what is.

Columnist Chris Murray provides insight into northern Nevada sports. Contact him at or follow him on Twitter @ByChrisMurray.

German coach leaves Russian football club in protest against war

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German coach Markus Gisdol quit his job as coach of Russian football club Lokomotiv Moscow on Tuesday in protest against the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Lokomotiv simply said that Gisdol had been “removed as head coach” after less than four months in charge. He told German tabloid Bild it was a gesture of protest against working in a country ‘whose head of state is responsible for a war of aggression in the middle of Europe’ . “I cannot stay on the training ground in Moscow, train the players, demand professionalism, and a few kilometers away orders are given, which bring great suffering to a whole people,” Gisdol said. the newspaper. Lokomotiv is owned by Russian Railways, which was placed under US sanctions last week. Gisdol was appointed in October by then-sporting director Ralf Rangnick, who later moved on to coach Manchester United. Former Liverpool and Ukraine striker Andriy Voronin has quit as assistant coach at Dynamo Moscow and Ukraine goalkeeper Yaroslav Hodzyur has left another club, Ural Yekaterinburg. The Urals president told the Tass news agency that a second Ukrainian player will also follow. Others stay put. “I’m not the kind of person to take a ticket and fly away,” Dynamo’s German head coach Sandro Schwarz said in comments posted in Russian on the club’s website on Saturday. “It’s not me. I feel responsible and I will be at the club. The Russian Premier League continued operations despite the war, while the Ukrainian Premier League was suspended when the invasion started last week. Brazilian players from Ukrainian clubs have appealed to their government to help them leave the country.

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Russia banned from more sporting events as sanctions increase

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GENEVA — More and more sports are following the International Olympic Committee’s call to ban Russian athletes from competing following the country’s invasion of Ukraine.

Russia was banned from participating in international competitions in ice skating, skiing, basketball and athletics on Tuesday, a day after being expelled from competitions in football and hockey – the team sport favorite of Vladimir Putin. The decisions follow the IOC’s request to international sports federations to exclude Russian athletes from the events they organise.

The International Skating Union, the body that governs the sport globally, said no athletes from Russia or Belarus “will be invited or permitted to participate” in any events until further notice.

Belarus has been a key Russian ally in its attack on Ukraine.

The World Figure Skating Championships are scheduled for later this month in Montpellier, France. The ISU decision means Olympic champion Anna Shcherbakova and her 15-year-old teammate Kamila Valieva, who was at the center of a still unresolved doping dispute at last month’s Winter Olympics, will be barred from competition .

The sports restrictions have drawn heavy criticism from Russia.

“Our country has always adhered to the principle that sport is beyond politics, but we are constantly drawn into politics, because they understand the importance of sport in the life of our Russian people,” said the vice -Prime Minister Dmitry Chernyshenko, who was removed from office. an honor from the IOC for organizing the 2014 Sochi Olympics, said Tuesday at a meeting of the Ministry of Sports.

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In Norway, Russian cross-country skiers – who won 11 medals at the Beijing Olympics – were returning home after being barred from competition by the International Ski Federation, known as FIS.

The decision came after a three-day standoff with Norwegian ski officials, who said they would refuse to let Russians and Belarusians race even if the governing body maintained its previous policy of allowing them to compete as than neutral athletes.

“First of all, I’m happy that FIS has made this decision,” said Norwegian Ski Federation president Erik Røste, who also sits on the governing body’s board. “So I have to be honest and say it took too long.”

The position of the FIS changed on Tuesday morning after its president, Johan Eliasch, took part in a conference call organized by the IOC with the governing bodies of Olympic sports.

In athletics, Russia has been suspended since 2015 for a doping violation but allowed to compete as “authorized neutral athletes”. On Tuesday, the sport moved to a blanket ban from Russia and Belarus.

The track’s governing body is led by Sebastian Coe. As an athlete, Coe defied calls for a boycott of the 1980 Moscow Olympics due to the Soviet Union’s invasion of Afghanistan and won a gold medal in the 1,500 meters.

“I have denounced the practice of politicians targeting athletes and sport to make political arguments while other sectors continue their activities,” Coe said. “It is different because governments, companies and other international organizations have imposed sanctions and measures against Russia in all sectors. Sport must step up and join these efforts to end this war and restore We cannot and must not let this one pass.

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Russia has also been suspended by the International Basketball Federation. This will affect Russia’s bid to qualify for next year’s Men’s World Cup. Russia had already canceled a qualifying game against the Netherlands last week. The Russian women’s team qualified for a World Cup spot in September.

The International Volleyball Federation said it had stripped Russia of hosting the men’s world championships in August and September and would seek another host country or countries.

“It would be impossible to prepare and organize the World Championships in Russia because of the war in Ukraine,” the FIVB board said.

Volleyball has also suspended Russian teams and clubs from international events, while rowing and badminton have decided to exclude Russian athletes from their competitions.

The sport of swimming, however, has so far chosen to ignore the IOC’s recommendation to ban Russians. The sport’s governing body, known as FINA, said on Tuesday it would allow swimmers from Russia and Belarus to participate “as neutrals, competing under the FINA flag and with the FINA anthem. “.

The FINA website still says Russia will host the World Short Course Championships in December.

The swimming body, however, said it had withdrawn a federation honor awarded to Putin in 2014.

Russian athletes have already arrived in China for the Paralympic Winter Games, which open on Friday. They are expected to compete as the RPC, short for Russian Paralympic Committee, after the IOC offered a possible exemption for events starting at short notice. The Ukrainian team is not yet in Beijing, but organizers said they expect the country’s athletes to arrive in time.

The US Olympic and Paralympic Committee said it does not want the Russian team to compete in Beijing.

“As the world watches in horror as Russia brazenly attacks the innocent Ukrainian people and athletes, this is the only acceptable action to be taken until peace is restored,” the USOPC said in a statement.

The governing bodies of three Olympic sports – fencing, shooting and boxing – are headed by Russians. None have yet banned the country’s athletes from competing.

The billionaire president of the International Fencing Federation, Alisher Usmanov, said on Tuesday he would ‘suspend my duties…until justice is restored’ after being sanctioned by the European Union . The shots allowed the Russians and Belarusians to continue competing at an ongoing World Cup in Egypt, while boxing said it would discuss the matter ‘later this week’ at a meeting of the board of directors.

The invasion also led some sponsors and companies to cut ties. Adidas, the maker of Russian national soccer team shirts, said it was suspending its partnership with the federation with immediate effect.

All the action from the weekend’s sporting events – Bundaberg Now

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Young Guns Bundaberg Young Guns Ned Jenner and Dylan Heycox, who had the honor of playing in the Bulls Masters squad, are flanked by Bulls Masters greats Ben Laughlin and Jimmy Maher.

Rain decimated Bundaberg’s big sporting weekend, with the Bulls Masters posting 6-142 in their T20 cricket clash with Bundaberg at Salter Oval on Saturday night before the game was abandoned due to persistent downpours and extremely wet.

The North Coast Foods Western Suburbs Rugby League Nines at Jubilee Park was the only major sporting event that ended but the hosts Wests lost the Shield final to Hervey Bay Seagulls for the second consecutive year, their red side losing 14 -4.

Emerging Brisbane invitational player Michael Phillipson was the Bulls’ top scorer with 36, while Cameron Boyce reached 33 before retiring injured with a calf injury, and Bundaberg Young Gun Ned Jenner also did well succeeded with 13.

After the rain set in on the seventh over, conditions continued to deteriorate and bowlers were restricted to turning as they struggled to grab the wet ball and the pitch became increasingly slippery, and six bowlers claimed one wicket each.

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Sam Pearson sends in a delivery for Bundaberg in their showdown with the Bulls Masters at Salter Oval on Saturday night.

In a curtain raiser, the Bundaberg Masters chased the Under-16 Young Guns’ tough tally of 5-167 with five wickets in hand with fly-half David Boge leading forward with 52 after his son Oliver recorded the same score for the Young Guns, for whom fly-half Kori Pope scored a record 54.

Another father and son Anthony and Angus Rehbein also claimed two wickets for their respective sides.

In the Rugby League Nines, the five teams played each other in a round robin, before Wallaroos beat Wests Black in the knockout tie, then Roos progressed to the final Plate play-off for third place but is went down to the Easts Magpies.

In the deciding Shield game, the Seagulls took home the $3,000 winners check after the scores were locked together at 4 until one of Hervey Bay’s rising stars, Dylan Bennett, scored in the corner on the stroke of halftime.

Wests struggled to come back in the second nine-minute stanza, but the Seagulls defended vigorously before representative star Jerry Pati, who later won the Carnival Player’s Award, set Max Shorter up in an attempt to seal the result in the dying minute.

Dylan Bennett dives for a try for Hervey Bay Seagulls against Wests Red in the North Coast Foods Wests Rugby League Nines Shield Final at Jubilee Park on Saturday.

The victory was a confidence boost for Hervey Bay, who started last season well and also finished strongly after a mid-year slump, before finally falling to Premiers Past Brothers 34-14 in the preliminary final of Bundaberg Broadcasters A Grade Premiership after leading 14- 4 and watch the winners at half time.

Meanwhile, the men’s and women’s finals of the Burnett Cup and consolation plates at Bundaberg Golf Club have been postponed to this Saturday due to waterlogged greens.

The Coral Coast/Hervey Bay softball major and minor semi-finals in all divisions of Hervey Bay have also been canceled, with all minor premierships advancing directly to the grand final at the Brothers Sports Complex on Saturday 12and March, while the second and third teams from each will face off in the preliminary finals in Hervey Bay this Saturday.

Here are the scores:



BUNDABERG MASTERS 5-167 (David Boge 52, Damian Black 31, Angus Rehbein 1-0-7-2) BUNDABERG U16 YOUNG GUNS 5-165 (Kori Pope 54, Oliver Boge 52, Patrick Marshman 27, Anthony Rehbein 1-0 -7-2, Lachlan Donovan 2-0-30-2).

MASTERS OF BULLS 6-142 (Michael Phillipson 36, injured retired Cameron Boyce 33, Ben Laughlin 25, Ned Jenner 13, Ryan Norton 1-0-5-1, Sam Pearson 1-0-10-1, Nathan Van Eekeren 3-0-13 -1, Ben Davey 3-0-15-1, Chris Duff 4-0-21-1, Mitch Waters 3-0-25-1).


The final round of Bundaberg Rum City Foods Junior Premierships matches have been canceled due to rain. The endpoint tables were:

Junior Cricket 3-16: Waves 95.09, Brothers Pumas 88.43, YMCA/Norths Marauders 68.35, Maryborough 63.39, Hervey Bay Colts 49.80, Isis 47.75.

Junior Cricket 3-14’s: Waves 100.41, North Bundy Power 70.68, Hervey Bay Colts 64.55, Maryborough 60.05, Norths Choppers 53.02, Isis/Brothers Mustangs 45.37.

Junior Cricket 2: Norths SEI Strikers 97.85, Brothers 77.81, Norths Avengers 70.22, YMCA 68.06, Isis 47.27, Waves 30.23.

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BGS Sports Committee organizing three sports events

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The Bir Ganeshman Singh Sports Committee (BGS) announced on Monday that it will organize three different sports events over two months starting March 5.

The Ganeshman Singh Foundation committee announced the organization of national fencing and boxing championships and a road race during a press conference in the capital.

According to Sanjeeb Tuladhar, the coordinator of the sports committee, the national fencing championship in both men’s and women’s categories will be held from March 5 to 7 at the indoor hall of Dasharath stadium. A total of six teams – Province 1, Bagmati, Gandaki and Sudurpaschim Province, excluding Police and APF, will compete in fencing. The treasurer of the Nepal Fencing Association, Anup Kapali, has been appointed as the fencing coordinator.

The road race will take place on April 30. Unlike in the past which only featured a 10km event, there will be an addition of 5km in this edition, both in the men’s and women’s sections. The race route is an open event and will start from Kingsway in Kathmandu. Former Head Athletics Coach Sushil Narshing Rana is the Technical Director and Rajan Khatri is the Road Race Director.

The Bir Ganeshman National Boxing Championships will be held from April 19-23 in Basantapur, Kathmandu. A total of 10 teams – one team from seven provinces and three departmental teams – will compete in boxing. The event will feature seven weight classes in the men’s section and five in the women’s class according to the standard Olympic weight division. However, the men’s event will not have a super heavyweight (91kg and above) division due to player crunches in the division.

Former Nepal Boxing Association president Rajiv Shrestha is the boxing coordinator and former head boxing coach Prachanda Sharma is the sport’s technical director.

According to the committee, the expected cost of organizing the three events is Rs9 million. Out of the total budget, 2.5 million rupees was allocated for fencing, 5 million rupees for boxing and 1.5 million rupees for road races.

Sports news roundup: WTA roundup: Qualifier upsets Alize Cornet in Lyon; Two-time New Zealand Olympic shot put champion Adams retires and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

WTA overview: qualifying upsets Alize Cornet in Lyon

Spanish qualifier Cristina Bucsa picked up the biggest win of her career on Monday, beating fourth seed Alize Cornet of France 1-6, 6-4, 6-1 in the first round of the Open 6eme Sens Metropolis in Lyon, France. Bucca, a 24-year-old ranked 139th in the world, had never beaten a player ranked in the top 50 before. She prevailed despite having no aces and six double faults. Bucsa also faced 15 break points but saved 10. Cornet only repelled five of the 11 break points on his serve.

Athletics-New Zealand’s two-time Olympic shot put champion Adams retires

Two-time Olympic shot put champion Valerie Adams announced on Tuesday that she is retiring from the sport, having represented New Zealand at five Games and winning four medals. At the Tokyo Games last year, Adams became the first woman to medal at four Olympics in a single peloton event by adding a bronze medal to her two golds and a silver.

Football-FIFA and UEFA suspend Russian teams from international football

FIFA and UEFA have suspended Russian national teams and clubs from international football until further notice due to the country’s invasion of Ukraine. The decision makes Russia’s exclusion from this year’s World Cup and Euro 2020 women’s tournament likely.

Ice hockey-IIHF suspends Russian and Belarusian teams until further notice

The International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) on Monday suspended Russian and Belarusian teams from its competitions until further notice and revoked Russia’s 2023 World Junior Championship hosting rights. The announcement comes as sports bodies around the world are banning Russian athletes from participating in international events amid the ongoing Russian military invasion of Ukraine. Belarus was a key staging area for the invasion.

Tennis-Ukrainian Svitolina refuses to play against Russian Potapova in Monterrey

Ukrainian tennis player Elina Svitolina has said she will not play her round of 16 match against Russia’s Anastasia Potapova at the Monterrey Open unless tennis governing bodies follow the recommendations of the International Olympic Committee. The IOC executive said on Friday that the Russian and Belarusian national flags should not be displayed at international sporting events following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Football-Talking about war in current times ‘unbelievable and stupid’, says Conte

Tottenham Hotspur manager Antonio Conte has called for peace in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and said the prospect of war in modern times looks “incredible”. Russia launched its invasion of Ukraine by land, air and sea last week following a declaration of war by President Vladimir Putin.

Sports bodies ban Russian athletes amid Ukraine invasion

FIFA and UEFA on Monday suspended Russian national teams and clubs from international football as sports bodies around the world banned Russian athletes from participating in international events to protest the war in Ukraine. The decision makes Russia’s exclusion from this year’s World Cup and Euro 2020 women’s tournament likely.

Baseball-Part owner, CEO Derek Jeter, parts ways with Marlins

Derek Jeter has sold his stake in the Miami Marlins and resigned as the team’s general manager, the Major League Baseball club announced Monday. Jeter, who won five World Series titles during a celebrated Hall of Fame career as a player with the New York Yankees, earned a 4% stake on the team in 2017 and oversaw daily operations.

Olympics-IOC recommends banning Russian and Belarusian athletes from international events

The International Olympic Committee’s executive board has recommended that sports federations ban Russian and Belarusian athletes and officials from participating in events following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The IOC said the executive board had taken the decision “to protect the integrity of global sports competitions and for the safety of all participants” and that the body was acting with “a heavy heart”.

NHL suspends trade relations with Russia

The National Hockey League said Monday it had suspended business relations with Russia and would no longer consider the country when seeking venues for future NHL competitions amid the continued invasion of Russia. Ukraine by Russia. The NHL is also suspending its Russian-language social and digital media sites, it said in a statement.

(With agency contributions.)