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Soccer-Stuttgart finalize permanent signing of Mavropanos from Arsenal

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Arsenal defender Dinos Mavropanos has joined Bundesliga side Vfb Stuttgart on a permanent deal, the clubs announced on Thursday. The Greece international has spent the last two seasons on loan at Stuttgart, helping them survive a relegation battle.

The 24-year-old, who has scored four goals this season, has signed a three-year contract, Stuttgart said on their website. No financial details were disclosed. Since joining the German club on loan in 2020, he has made 52 league appearances and made the jump to the Greece squad, making his debut in March 2021. He has since made nine appearances.

“I have always done my best and will continue to do my best for this great club. The trust of the officials and the affection of the Stuttgart supporters are a great motivation for me,” Mavropanos told the club’s website. https://www.vfb.de/en/vfb/latest/news/professionals/2122/vertragsverlaengerung-atakan-karazor. Stuttgart secured their top-flight status on the final day of the season after a stoppage time goal gave them a 2-1 victory over Cologne and kept them going for another season.

Mavropanos joined Arsenal in 2018 from Greek club PAS Giannina, making eight first-team appearances during his time in London.

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Former PGA Champion Stockton laments attendance at Champions Dinner

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Dave Stockton won the 1970 PGA Championship at Southern Hills and his nostalgic return this week included the champion’s dinner to swap stories of the greats, the terribles and the memories of career victories.

He was disappointed by the low turnout. Only 11 former champions playing this week were present. No one misses the Masters Champions Dinner, Stockton noted.

“That’s what it should be,” he said. “I don’t quite understand why because I think it’s very important for us as champions to come back.” Other former PGA champions who were there: Collin Morikawa, Rory McIlroy, Jason Dufner, Keegan Bradley, Martin Padraig Harrington, Shaun Micheel, Rich Beem, Mark Brooks and Jeff Sluman.

Those who jumped: Brooks Koepka, Justin Thomas, Jason Day, YE Yang, Tiger Woods, Vijay Singh and John Daly.

One player Stockton hasn’t missed? Defending champion Phil Mickelson. Lefty withdrew from the tournament last week as he pursues a hiatus from golf following his inflammatory comments about a Saudi-funded rival league that the PGA Tour opposes.

”It was a fun night. Phil did not miss. I think Phil would have been a big distraction if he was here,” Stockton said. ”The story here this week is the PGA. ”Mickelson would normally have been the host and chosen a gift for the players. This time, the PGA of America chose the giveaway and kept it with an outdoor theme.

So the champions were given an outdoor fireplace with the PGA logo on it, a coincidence. The quotes that caused Mickelson the most trouble came from an excerpt from Alan Shipnuck’s unauthorized biography. It was posted on a website called ”The Fire Pit Collective.” COMING TO AMERICA Long flights, odd hours and jet lag. Lots and lots of jet lag.

Coming to America for three of the four majors can be tough for Europe-based players, Belgian Thomas Pieters said Wednesday ahead of the PGA Championship.

Pieters has traveled between Europe, the Middle East and the United States to play several times already this season and the pace tired him after the Masters, where he missed the cut. He took several weeks off before returning for a top 10 finish at the Soudal Open last week in his native Belgium. Then he boarded a flight to Tulsa.

”I just think I haven’t played as well in America for the past two years just because the trip for me takes it. When you have to do it yourself, you feel alone. Like I said, when you go back and forth like six, seven, eight times, it impacts your body,’ he said.

“It’s always been last minute for me, like getting invites and playing my way,” Pieters said.

Because his body is still out of whack from the time change, Pieters said he was grateful to have shot a 9:17 a.m. start time for Thursday’s first lap. He wakes up before dawn and is exhausted by late afternoon. “I’ll be fine (Thursday),” he said.

Still, he doesn’t plan to move to the United States

”I invite you to Belgium. It’s a beautiful country,” said Pieters. “My family is there, my girlfriend, my child, my daughter. So no, I’m not moving here anytime soon. My life is over there.” BROTHERLY LOVE Denmark’s Nicolai Hojgaard is quick to admit he wouldn’t be playing in the PGA Championship without his brother, Rasmus, and the way the twins pushed each other on the golf course through the years.

Rasmus isn’t on the court this week, but he made the cut at last year’s PGA at Kiawah Island.

“He gave me a taste of what to expect playing a major championship here in the United States,” said Nicolai, who missed the cut of his only other major, the 2018 British Open. It’s a bit different here compared to Europe and the climate too – it’s so hot here. He gave me some good stuff that I could use this week.” weeks back.

“Back when we were fighting, we could fight,” Nicolai said.

”We could start fighting afterwards if I had a good lap and Rasmus played badly or the other way around. We’ve had conversations in the past, and also now, about how we deal with ups and downs. “One day we may not play the same tour, and how are we going to approach that? We had conversations. That’s how golf is. Life is like that. As long as we’re together, it’s a bonus.” MAMMA MIA US. Ryder Cup captain Zach Johnson is already planning next year’s matches in Rome, for much more than golf.

Johnson is a self-proclaimed “geography nerd” and foodie. The prospects of exploring the Italian countryside and its cuisine make him a little giddy.

”My parents went there two or three times, my wife went there twice. The consensus is that it’s their favorite country, outside of this great nation,’ Johnson said Wednesday. ”I know makeup. I know you have the Mediterranean here, and I know the Alps are to the north and the beauty of this country is in the people there, so I’m delighted to meet them. And to eat with them. Eat a lot.

“I don’t eat to live, I live to eat,” the 46-year-old said. “It probably is, depending on how you look at it, it’s not a good recipe to go there because I guess I eat until I’m uncomfortable. So it’s going to be okay. It’s a good thing, actually.”

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Take-Two wants to make more sports games and praises FIFA

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Take-Two, the parent company of 2K Sports, is keen to expand its portfolio of sports titles, but it’s too early to say whether a FIFA game could be part of the company’s future plans.

CEO Strauss Zelnick said IGN“We are certainly interested in expanding our opportunities in sport, and FIFA has a great brand and incredible influence, but we have no current plans to discuss.”

Take-Two’s 2K Sports division already has a sizable roster of sports games that includes the popular NBA 2K series, which has sold over 123 million copies. 2K Sports is also publishing the WWE 2K series and the PGA Tour 2K franchise, while also working with the NFL on a new upcoming arcade game.

Many believe that 2K Sports may get involved in FIFA business in the future, as EA no longer holds the exclusive license. During this week’s earnings call, Zelnick said (through VGC), “Well, we noticed [that the FIFA license is up for grabs] and we tend to be mindful of our business at all times.

FIFA recently confirmed that there are already “a number of new non-simulation games” in the FIFA series being developed for release later this year. EA will release another FIFA game, FIFA 23, this year, before the series is rebranded as EA Sports FC in subsequent years.

In other Take-Two news, the company just announced that Grand Theft Auto V surpassed 165 million copies sold, while Red Dead Redemption 2 soared to 44 million copies sold.

Sports news roundup: Nadal set for Roland Garros despite injury struggles; Willson Contreras slam triggers Cubs rout and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-Nadal ready for Roland Garros despite injuries

Rafa Nadal has taken steps to allay concerns over his injury struggles ahead of French Open, posting a photo of him training at full throttle at his academy in Mallorca with the caption: ‘See you Wednesday, Paris’. The 13-time Roland Garros champion said last week that daily training was a challenge and that he would take a doctor with him to Paris after a chronic foot injury erupted in his loss to Denis Shapovalov at the ‘Italian Open.

Golf-Nicklaus turned down offer to be face of Saudi-backed tour report

Golfing great Jack Nicklaus has turned down an offer worth more than $100 million to be the face of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational series that hopes to challenge the PGA Tour, according to a report on Monday. Nicklaus, who has a record 18 major titles among his 73 PGA Tour victories, said in a post on the Fire Pit Collective website that the series’ organizers asked him to lead the big money tour.

Top US diplomat spoke with wife of detained basketball player Brittney Griner

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has spoken with the wife of Brittney Griner, assuring her that the release of the US professional basketball player being held in Russia is a top priority for the Biden administration, a senior government official said on Tuesday. state department. Griner, a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was arrested in February at Sheremetyevo airport in Moscow, allegedly in possession of cannabis-infused vaporizer cartridges.

MLB roundup: Willson Contreras slam sparks Cubs rout

Willson Contreras’ grand slam featured an eight-run first, and Wade Miley had just one hit in seven solid innings, as the Chicago Cubs snapped a five-game home skid with Monday night’s 9-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chicago was leading 4-0 when Contreras hit the 100th home run of his career, well into the left center bleachers off Bryse Wilson to clear the bases and essentially secure his team’s third straight win. Ian Happ and Yan Gomes each had three hits with an RBI for the Cubs.

Golf-McIlroy on Mickelson’s absence from the PGA Championship: ‘He should be there’

Former world number one Rory McIlroy said he was both sad and unhappy that Phil Mickelson is not defending his PGA Championship title this week after deciding to extend his hiatus from the sport. Mickelson, who became golf’s oldest major champion at last year’s PGA Championship when he triumphed shortly before turning 51, retired from golf in February following backlash to comments what he has done regarding the Saudi-backed golf league.

Nestor Cortes calls old tweets ‘unacceptable’

New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes spoke to reporters on Monday to address the situation with his Twitter account, in which several older tweets using racial slurs resurfaced on Sunday. The Hialeah, Fla. product said he deactivated the Twitter account in response and, when asked about the tweets, admitted remembering it.

Tennis-Pavlyuchenkova to skip rest of 2022 to recover from knee injury

Russian Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova has decided to skip the rest of the season to recover from an injury that has limited her playing time this year, the 2021 French Open finalist said on Tuesday. Pavlyuchenkova, ranked 21st in the world, was missed for 11 weeks earlier this year to undergo rehab for a knee injury. Knee pain had forced her to miss tournaments in St. Petersburg, Dubai and Doha.

Rugby-Leinster top European Player of the Year shortlist

Leinster trio Josh van der Flier, James Lowe and Caelan Doris have made the shortlist of five finalists for the European Rugby Player of the Year award, governing body ECPR announced on Tuesday. Back pairing Doris and Van der Flier along with left winger Lowe have been crucial in helping four-time Champions Cup winners Leinster’s progress to this year’s final.

Cycling-Girmay becomes the first black African to win a Grand Tour stage

Eritrean Biniam Girmay became the first black African rider to win a Grand Tour stage after blasting through a crowded group with an impressive sprint to win stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia on Tuesday. The Intermarche-Wanty-Gobert rider recovered from nearly missing a left turn with just over 6km to go and pushed back Mathieu van der Poel at the end of the 196km run from the coastal town of Pescara to Jesi.

Golf-PGA Tour and LIV Series Showdown to shape future of golf, says McIlroy

The showdown between the LIV Golf Invitational Series and the PGA Tour will shape the future of golf, Rory McIlroy has predicted, as the Saudi-backed big-money venture hijacked the PGA Championship on Tuesday. It takes something explosive to blow Tiger Woods out of a major spotlight, but that’s what happened at Southern Hills Country Club as the world’s best golfers paraded into the interview room and asked for their thoughts on the eight-event tour offering a jaw-dropping total purse. of $255 million.

(With agency contributions.)

Belco demolition continues – The Royal Gazette

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Created: May 17, 2022 07:45

Belco’s retirement project continues: Begun in September last year, the project will dismantle and remove hazardous materials and demolish buildings that are no longer in use. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Belco’s retirement project continues: Begun in September last year, the project will dismantle and remove hazardous materials and demolish buildings that are no longer in use. (Photograph by Akil Simmons)

Work continues on a Belco asset removal project to dismantle and remove hazardous materials and demolish buildings no longer in use.

the Belco’s website said that the program was set up for several reasons, including the need for a deep cleanup of the site and some security concerns.

But he added that the project “was ultimately driven by the future requirements of diversifying our sources of energy production”.

The website said the ARP, which began in September 2021, was expected to last between one and two years.

Wayne Caines, Belco’s chairman, said earlier: “Everyone in Bermuda is a part of this journey and we appreciate your patience, understanding and support as we move forward with our work towards our goal of achieving Net Zero by 2050.”

Sports News Roundup: Golf-Fowler yet to make decision on LIV Golf ahead of PGA Championship; Golf-Nicklaus turned down offer to be face of Saudi-backed tour report and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Golf-Fowler has yet to make a decision on LIV Golf ahead of the PGA Championship

American Rickie Fowler said on Monday he had yet to decide whether to take part in the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Series, days before reapplying for a maiden PGA Championship title at the Southern Hills Country Club. Top golfers descended on Tulsa, Oklahoma ahead of the competition amid controversy over upstart LIV Golf, which aims to challenge the PGA Tour.

Golf-Nicklaus turned down offer to be face of Saudi-backed tour report

Golfing great Jack Nicklaus has turned down an offer worth more than $100 million to be the face of the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational series that hopes to challenge the PGA Tour, according to a report on Monday. Nicklaus, who has a record 18 major titles among his 73 PGA Tour victories, said in a post on the Fire Pit Collective website that the series organizers asked him to lead the big money tour.

MLB roundup: Willson Contreras slam sparks Cubs rout

Willson Contreras’ grand slam featured an eight-run first, and Wade Miley had just one hit in seven solid innings, as the Chicago Cubs snapped a five-game home skid with Monday night’s 9-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Chicago was leading 4-0 when Contreras hit the 100th home run of his career, well into the left-center bleachers off Bryse Wilson to clear the bases and essentially secure his team’s third straight win. Ian Happ and Yan Gomes each had three hits with an RBI for the Cubs.

Football-Milinkovic-Savic wins Lazio’s last point at Juventus

A stoppage-time goal from Sergej Milinkovic-Savic earned Lazio a 2-2 draw with Juventus in Serie A on Monday, a point that sealed the Roma club’s place in the Europa League next season. eclipsing the farewells of Giorgio Chiellini and Paulo Dybala. Already assured of a fourth-place finish this season, Juventus could take the game against Lazio under no pressure, taking the lead in the 10th minute after Dusan Vlahovic’s flying header found its way into the net.

Football-Arsenal falters in the race for the Champions League with a defeat against Newcastle

Newcastle United dealt a blow to Arsenal’s chances of qualifying for the Champions League by beating them 2-0 in the Premier League on Monday. An own goal from Ben White and then a late January strike signing Bruno Guimaraes sealed Newcastle’s victory and left Arsenal two points behind Tottenham Hotspur in fourth in the table with one game of the season remaining.

Football-Ten years of collapsing boom, Chinese football in a spin

A decade after the splash of Chinese money made waves in the global football market, the once certainty that China would become a major player in the game is looking more and more like a long-odds bet. The decision to forfeit rights to next year’s Asian Cup final, which was taken by China last weekend citing COVID-19 uncertainties, has left Chinese football facing an uncertain future.

Tennis-No tournaments in China as WTA releases updated schedule

The WTA released an updated tournament schedule for the 2022 season on Monday, with no events taking place in China and the location of the season-ending WTA Finals yet to be disclosed. The Tour said last month it was still working to find a solution to the standoff with China over the Peng Shuai issue and would not return to the country this year.

Golf-Australia’s Lee Leads Min Woo In ‘Silent’ Sibling Rivalry

Australian Minjee Lee challenged her little brother Min Woo to emulate her winning form on the LPGA Tour by winning the PGA Championship this week. World number four Minjee made her major championship breakthrough at Evian last July, two weeks after her brother won the Scottish Open in a golden fortnight for the family.

Nestor Cortes calls old tweets ‘unacceptable’

New York Yankees left-hander Nestor Cortes spoke to reporters on Monday to address the situation with his Twitter account, in which several older tweets using racial slurs resurfaced on Sunday. The Hialeah, Florida product said he deactivated the Twitter account in response and, when asked about the tweets, admitted remembering it.

Swimming-Chalmers hopes ’40-year-old’ body can hold out until 2024 Games

Australian swimmer Kyle Chalmers says shoulder surgeries left him feeling like a 40-year-old at the age of 23, but hopes his body will hold up to more Olympics in Paris in 2024. The South Australian, who won 100m freestyle gold in Rio and silver in Tokyo, said daily activities had become harrowing after years of surgeries and punishment in the pool.

(With agency contributions.)

Best sports app for Android of May 2022

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This list is about the best sports app for Android. We will do our best for you to understand this list of the best sports apps for Android. I hope you like this list Best sports app for Android. So let’s start:

Table of Contents: Best Sports App for Android

Your favorite sports teams can be your escape from the daily hustle and bustle of life, so having the best sports apps for Android by your side is essential. Since we have to let go of those abrasive little things called lives, here are the sports apps to keep you in the game even when you’re stuck in your daily 9-to-5 routine, or missing, stuck in the high school reunion. of your partner

Android games to kill time until the next game progresses. You can follow your favorite teams in a multitude of sports and receive notifications about your favorite players. There’s also a reason millions of people are spinning daily, as it’s deservedly the world leader in esports. Live score apps can save the day. It’s a great way to turn your Android phone into an all-in-one hub for keeping up with the latest sporting events. And there are plenty of them on the Play Store.

Check out the list of best sports apps for Android

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TheScore is a sports app that’s been around for a while, and it has two features that set it apart from the rest of the pack: a glorious dark theme and a dedication to providing the best sports experience on Android. This app is very well designed and makes it quick to find the news, scores, and leaderboards you need and then get back to what you want to do.

And to make sure you never miss an alert, theScore even lets you send a test alert to make sure everything is working before a big event. Speaking of alerts, theScore does something few other apps offer: personalized notifications based on specific players.

live score

LiveScore is quite similar to theScore when it comes to the variety of sporting events available. However, in contrast, LiveScore focuses more on football. Along with providing real-time notifications about the latest basketball, football, tennis and cricket events, the app also lets you stream live football for free.

However, if you’re too busy to fully enjoy the experience, the app still offers engaging live commentary, detailed stats, pre-game queues, and more. If football is your main sport, it’s definitely a no-brainer. In the meantime, you can still follow all the events of the other important competitions.

sports bbc

BBC Sport is considered one of the best sports streaming apps for sports fans for its latest fast updates, live score updates and game highlights. The app has made some changes to the confidentiality protocol to ensure the complete security of its members’ data.

BBC Sport is focused on improving the mobile user experience and serving users directly, giving them the kind of information they demand with personalized updates on the home screen. You can find out about upcoming live events and set event reminders to receive push notifications when the event starts. Now you can also share stories and match results with your friends and followers.

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Feedly is an RSS reader application. These aren’t as popular as they used to be, but they allow you to follow the blogs, sites, and news sources you want. It works great for sports enthusiasts. It allows you to track various sites without downloading their app and without bloating your phone.

Plus, you can get those independent sports news sources that usually don’t have apps. It allows you to follow the sources and sports you want without any additional hassle. The app is also free with an optional subscription in case you need a lot more features.

fox sports go

FOX Sports Go can be enjoyed on your laptop or desktop. And you can also download the app to compatible smart TVs, cell phones and tablets, including most iOS and Android devices, so you can watch it on the go. FOX Sports Go offers a variety of live TV shows, replays, and recaps so you can follow all your favorite sports action.

However, the games you have access to depend on your location: they are tailored to your regional FOX sports network, so you may not have all the channels available. You also get plenty of replays and highlights to enjoy. There are reruns of First Things First, The Journey: Big Ten Football, TMZ Sports, and WWE Friday Night Smackdown, so you don’t miss them.

the athletic

Diehard sports fans looking for focused, no-frills coverage without being inundated with ads should visit The Athletic, a subscription-based sports news website that features long, detailed coverage from professional sportswriters focused on on a growing variety of United States. and Canadian markets.

Athletic writers cover everything from major national leagues like the NFL and NBA, to local and college action. You can take advantage of a seven-day free trial to check things out, with monthly subscriptions starting at $9.99 per month.

MLB

There are plenty of mobile apps dedicated to baseball, but you’ll be hard-pressed to beat the official MLB app. This all-in-one platform will let you keep up with all the fast-paced MLB news. You can designate multiple teams as your favourites, and you’ll receive constant alerts on the latest articles covering those teams, as well as notifications when your games are about to start.

Of course, the available functions go much further. Baseball is a stats-obsessed sport and the app lets you search for players and immediately determine their RBI, batting average and heart rate. Premium users also have the ability to live stream any baseball game or radio show from across the country, a must-have for super fans.

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365Scores is ideal if all you want is a simple sports app that gives you the most important information. With the app you can find detailed information about 10 different sports. This means that if you are a fan of several, you will not miss any news from any of them.

You can find stats, scores, schedules and even videos right in the sports app. This information can also be updated live, so you certainly won’t miss a thing. Moreover, this sports app updates you via push notifications so that you are always in the know. Finally, 365Scores ensures that your users interact with an integrated game that you can play.

sports fox

The app is easy to use and beautifully designed. You can instantly find what you want with just one click. It keeps you up to date with the news and showcases you in a personalized feed with stories, scores, and more. You can also get updates from your favorite FOX Sports shows and on-air personalities.

BTN (Big Ten Network), providing premium coverage of America’s legendary college sports conference on the Fox Sports app. You can watch your favorite sports like MLB, Football (MLS, EPL, Bundesliga), WWE SmackDown, Tennis, Rugby, etc.

SofaScore

SofaScore is perhaps the best sports scores app. It has scores for practically everything. This includes soccer (both types), baseball, basketball, and hockey, plus random stuff like darts, badminton, bandy, tennis, volleyball, rugby, cycling, and even motorsport.

The user interface is clean and the organization is surprisingly good for the amount of sports scores covered by this app. It’s a must have for anyone who loves sports around the world. Seriously, this app is so good.

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Top Sporting Events in Houston: May 16-22, 2022

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AEW Wrestling is coming to Houston this week with a double-header event | Courtesy of AEW Wrestling

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, May 16 through Sunday, May 22, 2022.

This week, wrestling superstars descend on Houston, the Coogs wrap up a strong year on the diamond, a weekend of freebies up for grabs at Minute Maid Park, and more.

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 6 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • College Baseball: Houston Cougars vs. Rice Owls at Schroeder Park | tuesday may 17 – A showdown at Bayou City gets the better of the diamond at UH when the Coogs take to the field for their last home game of a solid season. $10 and up. 6:30 p.m.
  • AEW dynamite & Carnage at the Fertitta Center | Wednesday May 18 – All Elite Wrestling is hosting a doubleheader event at the Fertitta Center on the University of Houston campus, featuring a roster of top-flight wrestling talent like CM Punk, Sting, Thunder Rosa and more. Remaining tickets start at $50, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC at PNC Stadium | Wednesday May 18 – With a third of the season down, the Dynamo will be looking to fend off a challenge in the Western Conference table from a strong Seattle team. $14 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park | From Thursday 19 May to Sunday 22 May – With the Rangers in town for the weekend, the ‘Stros are hosting several days of giveaways, including a Chewbacca cooler on Thursdays star wars Night, an Orbit jersey on Friday, a Yuli Gurriel bobblehead on Saturday, and a limited keychain on Sunday afternoon. $15 and up. Hours vary.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at Constellation Field | From Friday 20 May to Sunday 22 May – This three-weekend series sees the Dodgers come to town with a special fireworks celebration on Friday, followed by Armed Forces Day – and a jersey giveaway – on Saturday. $8 and up. Hours vary.
  • Run Houston! Clear Lake 5K & 10K at the University of Houston–Clear Lake | Sunday May 22 – Get your feet moving at the next Run Houston event! series, which sends runners on 5K and 10K courses from the UH–Clear Lake campus to Bay Area Boulevard and back. Starting at $40, children can also enroll in the 1K course. $60 and up. 8 a.m.

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The Ukrainian group Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision in the middle of the war

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Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of grassroots support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond music. Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy welcomed the victory, Ukraine’s third since its Eurovision debut in 2003, and said “we will do our best” to host next year’s competition in the hotly contested port city of Mariupol. He underlined “Ukrainian Mariupol”, adding: “free, peaceful, rebuilt! “I am sure that our victorious agreement in the battle with the enemy is not far off,” Zelenskyy said in a post on the Telegram messaging app. Kalush Orchestra leader Oleh Psiuk took advantage of last year’s huge global audience of more than 180 million to make an impassioned appeal to the free fighters still trapped under a sprawling ironworks in Mariupol after their performance. “Help Azovstal, right away,?” Psiuk craved under a shiny bob that has become the band’s trademark among fans. He later told a press conference that people could help by “spreading information, talking about it, reaching out to governments to help.” Kalush Orchestra’s song, “Stefania”, was the favorite of sentimentalists and bookmakers among the 25 performers competing in the grand finale. Public voting at home, by text message or via the Eurovision app, proved decisive, lifting them above British Tik Tok star Sam Ryder, who led after national juries from 40 countries vote. The 439 fan votes represent the most television voting points ever received in a Eurovision contest, now in its 66th year. Psiuk thanked the Ukrainian diaspora and “and everyone around the world who voted for Ukraine. … This victory is very important for Ukraine. Especially this year. “Stefania” was written by Psiuk as a tribute to his mother, but since the invasion of Russia on February 24, it has become a hymn to the homeland, with lyrics that promise: “I will always find the way back, even if all the roads are destroyed.” Kalush Orchestra itself is a cultural project that includes folklore experts and mixes traditional folk melodies and contemporary hip hop in a deliberate defense of Ukrainian culture. It has become a This is all the more salient because Russia, through its invasion, has sought to falsely assert that Ukrainian culture is not unique. “We are here to show that Ukrainian culture and Ukrainian music are alive, and that they have their own very special signature,” Psuik told reporters. The call for the release of the remaining Ukrainian fighters trapped under the Azovstal factory by the Russians served as a somber reminder that the extreme Eurovision song contest ent popular and sometimes flamboyant was played out in the context of a war on the eastern flank of Europe. The Azov Battalion, which is among the last 1,000 defenders of the factory, sent their thanks from the maze of tunnels under the factory, posting on Telegram: “Thank you Kalush Orchestra for your support! Glory to Ukraine!” The city itself has been the site of some of the worst destruction in the 2.5-month war, as Russia seeks to secure a land bridge between separatist-controlled Donbass and Crimea. , which she annexed in 2014. The six-member, all-male group received special permission to leave the country to represent Ukraine and Ukrainian culture in the music competition. fight, and the others will be back in Ukraine in two days when their temporary exit permits expire.Before traveling to Italy, Psiuk ran a volunteer organization he started at the start of the war that uses the media social workers to help find transport and shelter for people in need. ‘It’s hard to say what I’m going to do, because it’s the first time I’ve won Eurovision,’ Psuik said. . “Like any Ukrainian, I am ready to fight and go all the way.” While support for Ukraine in the song contest was ultimately overwhelming, the contest remained wide open until the final popular votes were counted. And war or not, fans from Spain, Britain and beyond entering the PalaOlimpico hall from across Europe were rooting for their own country to win.

Still, Ukrainian music fan Iryna Lasiy said she felt global support for her country during the war and “not just for the music”. Russia was excluded this year after its invasion of Ukraine on February 24. Back in Ukraine, in the battered northeastern city of Kharkiv, Kalush Orchestra’s Eurovision appearance is seen as giving the nation another platform to gain international support.

“The whole country is rising up, everyone in the world is supporting us. That’s extremely nice, said Julia Vashenko, a 29-year-old teacher.

“I believe that wherever there is Ukraine now and there is an opportunity to talk about the war, we have to talk,? said Alexandra Konovalova, a 23-year-old make-up artist in Kharkiv. “All competitions are important now, thanks to them more people learn what is happening now.” Ukrainians in Italy were also using the Eurovision event as the backdrop for a flash mob this week to ask for help for Mariupol. Around 30 Ukrainians gathered at a bar in Milan to watch the broadcast, many of whom wore shiny bucket hats like the one Psiuk is sporting, in support of the group. “We are so happy that he called to help save the people of Mariupol,” lawyer Zoia Stankovska said on the broadcast. “Oh, this win brings so much hope.” The winner wins a glass microphone trophy and a potential career boost – although Kalush Orchestra’s primary concern is peace. The event was hosted by Italy after local rock band Maneskin won last year in Rotterdam. The victory propelled the Rome-based band to international fame, opening for the Rolling Stones and appearing on Saturday Night Live and numerous magazine covers in their typically sexless costume code. Twenty groups were chosen in two semi-finals this week and competed against the Big Five of Italy, Britain, France, Germany and Spain, who have permanent places due to their support funding for the competition. Ukrainian commentator Timur Miroshnichenko, who does the live voiceover for Ukraine’s Eurovision broadcast, was participating from a basement at an undisclosed location, rather than from his usual television studio.

“On the fifth or fourth day of the war, they shot at our television tower in kyiv,” he said. To continue broadcasting, “we had to move underground somewhere in Ukraine.” Broadcasting of Eurovision in Ukraine was extensive, online and on TV, he said.

“This year, I think, is more symbolic than ever,” Miroshnichenko said.

Ukraine was able to participate in the music competition “thanks to the Armed Forces of Ukraine and the resistance of our people”, he said.

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Former cricket tester Andrew Symonds dies in car accident

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Former Australian Test cricketer Andrew Symonds has died after a single-vehicle car crash near Townsville, north-east Australia. He was 46 years old.

Cricket Australia reported Symonds’ death on its website on Sunday, citing a police statement containing details of the accident late Saturday night.

He described Symonds as “a cult hero at the peak of his international playing career and one of the most talented all-around players Australian cricket has seen”.

”The Queenslander was a larger than life figure who attracted a large fanbase in his peak years, not only for his hard-hitting manner but also for his larrikin persona.” Symonds played 26 test matches for Australia and posted two centuries, but he was best known as a limited overs specialist. He played 198 one-day internationals for Australia and won two World Cups.

After retiring as a player, Symonds became a popular commentator for cricket broadcasters.

Queensland Police said the accident happened in Hervey Range, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) from Townsville.

“Initial information indicates that shortly after 11 p.m. the car was traveling on Hervey Range Road near Alice River Bridge when it left the carriageway and rolled over,” a police statement said. ”Emergency services attempted to revive the 46-year-old driver and sole occupant. However, he died of his injuries. ”Symonds’ family have appealed for confidentiality.

Former Australia captain Allan Border was among those paying tribute to Symonds on Sunday.

Border said Symonds ”hit the ball wide and just wanted to entertain”.

“He was, in a way, a bit of an old-school cricketer,” Border told the Nine Network. ”He was an adventurer, he loved fishing, he loved hiking, camping. People liked his very laid back style. This style brought Symonds into conflict with authority late in his career. In 2008, he missed Australia’s one-day series against Bangladesh after going fishing while attending a team meeting. He was also disciplined ahead of the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup for breaking team rules regarding alcohol.

With dreadlocks and his face smeared with zinc cream, Symonds has always been a flamboyant figure in the Australian team.

His loss is another blow to Australian cricket following the death in Thailand in March of legendary leg beater Shane Warne. Wicketkeeper Rod Marsh also died in March aged 74.

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AT&T brings AR content to live sports games

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No more watching the jumbotron during live matches to see stats.

AR sports entertainment company quintary and AT&T are teaming up to change the way you watch live sports by allowing you to access AR content in arenas and sports venues while games are played using the AT&T 5G network. The fan technology platform promises to be a game changer for sports entertainment by reinventing the way you experience live games.

Instead of having to watch the jumbotron for stats or in-game replays, you’ll instead be using your mobile device to access AR content overlaid on the real-time world. This can range from gamebook graphics and player stats to various other information you might see while watching the game at home on your TV. This will be achieved using a one-of-a-kind platform called Q.reality.

“The energy you feel watching a match in person is powerful. We are exploring ways to leverage that with an immersive experience that uses engaging graphics and augmented visualizations powered by AT&T 5G,” said Glenn Couper, Assistant Vice President, 5G Products and Innovation, AT&T in an official press release.

“Today’s fans are more data-driven than ever, and Quintar has the tools to extend fans’ viewing experience by overlaying the digital world around them, while AT&T 5G has the high capacity and low latency to personalize content in an engaging way that blends the physical and digital worlds using augmented reality.We’re excited to work together and deliver what fans need to stay informed about a way that complements the live action they came to see.

Currently, AT&T has an exclusive deal to be the official 5G wireless network for the NBA and WNBA, which will be the infrastructure Quintar will use to deliver AR content to your phone as you root for your favorite basketball team.

Most recently, Quintar was named the Official Mobile AR Developer of the PGA Tour and as such will use its Q.reality platform to deliver real-world accurate AR content across a variety of golf-related metaverse experiences in the goal of producing a more natural mix of physical and digital content, which also happens to be the same platform used with the NBA and WNBA.

Having a partnership with AT&T will greatly expand Q.reality’s reach with other sports and possibly even live concert events, not to mention it offers killer content for all types of fans.

In the same press release, Buddy Scott, Quintar’s Senior Vice President, Platform Products and Experiences, expressed his excitement for the new partnership, saying: “The reason I’m more than excited for sports fans is that augmented reality is about to go from being a tool that’s only been used to provide marketing gimmicks around the game to a very personal, naturally simple and indispensable companion for watching games,” with Scott adding, “The Quintar platform, which offers precise long-range AR visualization, combined with AT&T 5G, transforms home game attendance into powerful and meaningful AR metaverse experiences in-game and on the field.”

Q.reality is device-agnostic, meaning you’ll be able to use your iPhone or Android device to access AR content. The platform is designed to deliver cool interactive content no matter where you’re seated, whether you’re seated next to the pitch or stuck in a nosebleed.

To learn more about Quinter and Q.reality, visit the company’s website by clicking here.

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Fishing tournaments, shooting sports events coming to the outdoor calendar – Grand Forks Herald

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To obtain an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at

bdokken@gfherald.com

. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • June 3-5: Agassiz Environmental Learning Center 30th Anniversary Celebration, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minnesota. Information:

    aelcfertile.org/calendar

    .

  • June 25-26: Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament, Red River in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Limited to 50 two-person teams, the tournament is currently sold out. Teams wishing to join a waitlist can contact Tournament Director Brad Durick at (701) 739-5808.
  • July 9th : Scheels Catfish Classic, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red River to Moorhead. Entry fee $120, limited to 50 two-person teams. Information:

    i29classic.com

    or Tournament Director Brad Durick, (701) 739-5808.

  • July 16: Pembina Catfish Tournament, Red River near Pembina, North Dakota. Registration fee $100 per boat before June 16 and $125 per boat after. Minimum of 2 anglers per boat, and shore fishing is permitted. Over $5,000 in prizes. Launching and registration of boats from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and fishing will continue until 5 p.m.; teams must be back at the staging area or boat launch by 5:30 p.m. Info: pembina.catfishing@gmail.com or

    Pembina Catfish Fishing Tournament Facebook Page

    .

  • July 29-30: REEL’M IN High School Fishing Tournament, Devils Lake. Each two-person student team fishes with a boat captain. To qualify, students must be involved with a fishing club, organization, or their school’s fishing team, have participated in a tournament such as the Angler Young Angler Series, Minnesota Fishing Challenge, or other charity tournaments. fundraising. Points will be awarded for the longest walleyes, white bass, northern pike and perch/crappies. First-place team students will each win $500 scholarships to Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Second and third place teams will receive cash prizes of $300 and $200 respectively. The rules meeting is July 29 and the tournament is July 30; Johnnie Candle, walleye pro, fishing guide and outdoor communicator, runs the tournament; entry fee $40. More information:

    https://bit.ly/royalreelmin

    ; or contact Candle at (701) 371-9431 or by email at johnnie@gondtc.com.

  • July 29-31: Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament and Dock Dogs competition, LaFave Park on the Red River in East Grand Forks. Tournament rules meet at 7 p.m. on July 29, with fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 and July 31. Info:

    catsincredibletournament.com

    ,

    facebook.com/catsincredible

    iafflocal3423@yahoo.com or by phone at (218) 399-3474.

  • August 12-13: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River to Drayton, ND. Fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, with a rules meeting at 7 p.m. on August 11 at Johnny Bravos in downtown Drayton. Registration fee $300 per team of two people. Information:

    catfishdrayton.com

    .

  • June 10-12: 46th Annual Bemidji Hangfires, 9179 Beltrami Road, Bemidji. For further information: Keith Johnson, (218) 751-9433, (218) 368-7482 or keith@greatriverforge.com.
  • June 16-17: Bearclaw Muzzleloaders of Northern Minnesota annual meet, Height O’Land Sportsman Club, 15 miles east of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota off Highway 34. Info: Allan Witthoeft, (218) 841-7096 ; or Dale Bellefy, (218) 694-2994.
  • June 19-25: 2022 Hautes Plaines Regional Rendezvous, 9179 Beltrami Line Road SW, Bemidji. Information:

    hprr.org

    .

  • August 6-7: Coon ‘N Crockett Muzzleloaders Black Powder Match, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club, 12923 480th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. Information: (701) 922-1813; or coonncrockett@gmail.com; or

    egfgunclub.org

    .

  • August 19-21: Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club 42nd Annual Meet, Pioneer Grounds near Perham, Minnesota. Information: lakecountrymountaineersbpc@yahoo.com.
  • September 23-25: 49th Annual Plainsmen Gunpowder Club shoot and meet, original site of the Hudson’s Bay Trading Post near Georgetown, Minnesota. Directions/info: Mark Roster, president, (701) 799-0980; Dave Zaeski, vice president, (701) 367-6811; or plainsmenblackpowderclub@gmail.com.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its hunting, fishing, and outdoor learning webinar series this summer. The webinars, which are free, start at noon on Wednesday and pre-registration is required at

mndnr.gov

. The webinars are also recorded and available online. The next webinars are:

  • May 18: Walleye fishing for beginners. Nancy Koep, professional angler and bait shop owner, will cover the basics of walleye fishing. She will also provide information on her Becoming an Outdoors Woman Walleye Fishing Weekend scheduled for July 2022.
  • May 25: Youth fishing leagues. Eric Altena, DNR Director of Fisheries and bass fishing expert, will share ideas and resources to help young anglers connect with Minnesota’s growing number of high school fishing leagues and clubs.
  • June 1: Muskie management in Minnesota. Fisheries Supervisor TJ Debates will talk about this apex predator and how the DNR manages muskellunges, where the fish live and tips for catching them.
  • June 8: Minnesota-Cuyuna Country Outdoor Playground. Learn about the Cuyuna Country State Recreation Area and what it has to offer.
  • June 15: Aquatic invasive species. AIS Training Coordinator April Rust will discuss the challenges posed by invasive species and why it is important to prevent their spread.
  • June 22: Pick wild foods along the North Shore. Kurt Mead, interpretive naturalist at Tettegouche State Park, will offer tips on foraging, the best time to pick wild berries, and how to identify different edibles.
  • June 29: Smallmouth bass fishing in the river. DNR Fisheries Supervisor Eric Altena will discuss where smallmouths hang out in the rivers, why people like to chase smallmouths, and how to catch more.
  • July 6: Alternatives to lead fishing tackle. Kelly Amoth and Steven Yang, coordinators of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency’s “Get the Lead Out” program, will talk about the danger lead poses to loons and other wildlife and discuss lead-free alternatives and success stories.
  • July 13: How to harvest wild rice. Nicholas Snavely, MNR Assistant Wildlife Manager in Sauk Rapids, will share tips for harvesting wild rice later this summer.
  • July 20: Basics of paddling. An expert from the Three Rivers Park District in the Twin Cities will provide an introduction to canoeing, kayaking and paddleboarding, as well as places to paddle and rent equipment.
  • July 27: Manage your family’s lake shore. MNR Aquatic Plants Specialist Shane McBride and Fisheries Landscapes Coordinator Heather Baird will cover regulations and best practices for lakeshore management.
  • August 3: New Deer Hunting Regulations: Todd Froberg, Big Game Program Coordinator, will provide updates on deer hunting regulations, numbers and new chronic wasting zones.
  • August 10: Hunters as citizen scientists. Discover two scientific surveys in which hunters provide the data needed to help monitor deer and turkey populations over time.
  • August 17: Clay target shooting for beginners. Sheri Brengman, volunteer steering committee member and instructor for MNR’s Becoming an Outdoors Woman program, will talk about the basics of trap shooting and other clay target games.
  • August 24: Beginning of the goose season. MNR Wildlife Manager Dave Trauba will discuss early season goose hunting opportunities and provide advice on how and where to catch the birds.
  • August 31 : Options and tips for hunting ammunition. Kraig Kiger, DNR Shooting Sports Coordinator, will talk about hunting ammunition and options for different games, alternatives to lead, and other tips to consider when buying ammunition.

Soccer-Ronaldo backs Ten Hag to deliver to Manchester United

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Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo has expressed confidence that new manager Erik ten Hag will suit Old Trafford, but warned the Dutchman must be given time if United are to find their way back to winning ways. Speculation is rife over Ronaldo’s future at United after a trophyless campaign and their failure to qualify for the Champions League this season.

“What I know about him is that he did a fantastic job for Ajax (Amsterdam), that he is an experienced coach,” Ronaldo told the club’s website on Friday. “But we have to give him time. Things have to change the way he wants.” The 37-year-old was among the few bright sparks for United in an otherwise abysmal season under caretaker boss Ralf Rangnick, scoring 24 times in all competitions.

“I hope we are successful, of course, because if you are successful, all of Manchester is going to be successful as well. I wish him the best,” added the Portuguese. “We are happy and excited, not only as players but also as supporters,” Ronaldo said. “Let’s believe that next year we will win trophies. »

Ten Hag, who signed a three-year contract, comes to United after five seasons at Ajax, where he led the team to three league titles and two Dutch Cup victories. United, sixth in the league, travel to Crystal Palace for the final game of the season on May 22.

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5 best sports games of the modern era

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The sport has been around for a while. Their integration into cultures around the world makes it no wonder that the sports genre has become very popular in video games. Around this time, many sports fans see their enthusiasm turn into a passion for their gaming counterparts. And while enthusiasm can be hard to measure, success certainly isn’t. Revenue, reviews, and replayability are just a few markers of success, and here are five games that embody that in the modern era of video games.

5 best sports games of the modern era

EA Sports FIFA 22

As fans around the world discuss the recent European Championships and national teams prepare for the World Cup, players can play international and local tournaments in EA SPORTS FIFA 22. the Fifa The franchise has one of the most comfortable gameplays of all time. Improved dribbling and realistic positional choice, to name a few. Ultimate Team will diversify play with friends in FUT Co-Op and FUT Events modes.

Fifa, soon pass EA Sports FC, always demonstrated authenticity. Players hear the Champions League anthem played out loud in realistic stadiums. Players find the characters’ faces instantly recognizable. Hundreds of new moves add a touch of realism. And as with real sports, many can end up bet on simulated resultsthanks to the pandemic pushing sports video games as a substitute during lockdown.

NBA 2K21

While most still differentiate between a game and real life, that doesn’t stop games from pursuing realistic or authentic gaming atmospheres. games like NBA 2K21 strive to recreate the best parts of basketball, all controllable from the palm of your hand. With the enhanced MyCareer mode and a dedication to culture authenticity, NBA 2K21 stand out from others. MyTeam allows players to create a dream team and test their skills online. And with the power of the current generation, the graphics of the game are phenomenal.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

In the early 2000s, many considered Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater games among the best sports games. However, the genre remained silent for quite some time until recently. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 launched in 2021 boasting updated levels as well as improved graphics.

In THPS 1+2, players can take control of old Tony Hawk, Steve Caballero, Eric Koston, Rodney Mullen, and other famous skaters. Videos with their participation from the first issues of the series became the first skateboarding videos for many, and the athletes themselves became idols, as well as role models.

As before, players can create a skater and break into the skate park performing dizzying combos to the cult soundtrack, which returns to the alternate zeros scene. Split-screen lets you play on the couch with friends, and the new online multiplayer mode will test skills in joint races with other players around the world.

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

If the real Thirty-second Summer Olympics in Tokyo is over, their game counterpart from SEGA of America developers is forever preserved in the electronic game. Eighteen sports, including swimming, tennis, 100m running, basketball, boxing and cycling, are all available in Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

Like other pandemic sports, Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games was an opportunity to shape online sports betting. Opportunities to bet on simulated outcomes have cropped up everywhere, especially in areas like new zealand online casino.

UFC 4

Mixed martial arts have grown in popularity lately. In UFC 4, in addition to fighting against UFC favorites locally or online, people also have access to story mode. Career mode gives players the experience of playing as a young fighter. They will take this fighter down the thorny championship path in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

UFC 4 offers a more skill-based level of play. Although the learning curve may seem steep, the game offers plenty of learning opportunities.


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Best sports games of 2022 May

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This list is about the best sports games. We will do our best for you to understand this list of the best sports games. I hope you like this list Best sports games. So let’s start:

Table of Contents: Best Sports Games

A sports video game is a video game that simulates playing a sport. Most sports have been recreated with play that includes team sports, athletics, extreme sports, and martial arts. Some games focus on the actual practice of the sport, while others focus on the strategy and management of the sport. Sports like football, soccer, golf, and racing have been turned into video games. They take many forms. You can be a single participant in a game or a manager responsible for an entire team.

Some sports have been introduced in new arenas where you play golf in a post-apocalyptic world. Some sports don’t even exist in the real world. We’re lucky to live in a time when we can grab a gamepad and put ourselves in the middle of sports video games so realistic you can practically smell the nachos at the food stalls. The default controls will automatically position your player to return shots with swipe gestures that perform different shots. However, there are also settings for advanced controls.

Here is the list of the best sports games

FIFA Soccer

It is also one of the most popular sports games. It offers comprehensive rosters of over 550 real teams. This includes past and present stars. The game also includes some of the best graphics of a mobile game we’ve seen. It’s an EA game. So you have to be prepared for all the free stuff. Don’t expect a completely perfect game, but it’s definitely above average. Plus, it gets yearly updates with things like roster updates and sometimes even mechanical changes.

You can also customize your player’s physical appearance, but unlike the console version of the game, you can’t map your own face onto it, an odd omission given that the Vita has built-in cameras. Once you’ve set up your player, you can use them in Career Mode, and even in the Practice Arena, increasing their stats and earning achievements.

KO city

Rule the city through lightning-fast multiplayer matches with stunning dodgeball mechanics. Increase your attack by passing to power dodgeballs, targeting opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “balling” at any time for your teammates to throw at you. Assemble an All-Star dodgeball team with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless cross-play experience! Together, eliminate your opponents in 3v3, 4v4 or free-for-all matches.

Knockout City takes a playground staple, dodgeball, and turns it into a colorful and chaotic online multiplayer combat game with an impressive balance of depth and accessibility. For example, you can correctly time a button press to catch an incoming ball instead of being knocked out, stall your opponent’s timing by charging the ball, make a fake shot, or pass the ball to a teammate if you’re in a better position. position. It also has multiple jumps, dodges, and gliding maneuvers to stay creatively mobile.

rocket league

Rocket League’s greatest strength is its accessibility. There is a button each for driving, jumping and boosting. The rest, including the seemingly endless ceiling of meta-skills involving flips, hover jumps, and dab-like precision with the ball, is up to you. The fact that it maintained its resistance speaks volumes about developer Psyonix’s ability to alter the addictive formula.

Rocket League is all about getting into the next quick match as quickly as possible. Unfortunately, the servers are still having issues, which means your mileage may vary from day to day when it comes to online features. But the silver lining is that the mostly formidable AI can even make offline matches interesting and tense.

soccer coach 22

Football Manager contains databases of thousands of players, along with detailed information about each player’s style of play and potential. Whether you decide to lead a non-league team to glory or prefer to dominate with a Super League side, Football Manager 22 gives you the tools to become the greatest manager of all time.

Football Manager 2022 takes everything the series has excelled at over the past decade and combines it into one package, resulting in the best FM game yet. Take the reins of your local non-league club or replace one of the all-time greats in a trophy-winning side; the choice is yours because you have a story to tell and a legacy to forge. Deadline Day, the new feature installed in FM 2022, is as exciting as it is stressful.

fifa22

“Pay to win.” “Script”. “Broken.” FIFA wouldn’t be FIFA without players queuing up to shoot it, and the loot box opening mechanic in Ultimate Team certainly needs some extra transparency. However, taken as a package, there are few sports games, or even games of any genre, that give you so much bang for your buck.

New gameplay features in FIFA 22 give you more consistency between positions with a goalkeeper rewrite that brings more composure to the most important position on the pitch, as well as new ball physics, a explosive sprint that is better suited to accelerating faster players on the court. gameplay and new attacking tactics that let you take control of how your team plays. In Career Mode, fulfill your soccer dreams by building and leading the game’s newest club to glory.

Super Mega Baseball 3

Super Mega Baseball 3, which focuses on near-superhuman athletes and lots of stats, is, at its core, an interactive baseball card. Metalhead Software’s latest title is a glimpse into what makes the sport an internationally beloved game, as it immerses you in a world where dingers dig deep, showboats flex their oversized biceps and pitcher versus batsman are tense games. of cat and mouse.

Increase the score in a relaxed brawl or push the limits of your reflexes in this polished baseball simulator. The third entry in the series features an all-new franchise mode, major graphical improvements, and on-field additions, including situational player picks and features.

NBA 2K22

From blacktop to court and neighborhood, NBA 2K20 and its next-level features are the closest thing to playing in the league. Welcome to the sequel. Put your career on the line to stand up for what you believe in. NBA 2K22 is the quintessential basketball game on PC, and it’s also the only basketball series available right now.

Almost every version of NBA 2K is full of cheats that the developers have a hard time crushing. 2K22 offers players a number of classic teams throughout NBA history to choose from. Want to see how the 2021 Golden State Warriors compare to the 1996 Chicago Bulls? You can play matches like this without having to spend any extra money.

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SportsBubble’s new sports app helps fans find games – Sportico.com

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All it took for Lydia Murphy-Stephans to start trying to solve one of the biggest problems facing the sports industry was a plate of hot wings.

Watching an NBA Finals game in 2018, she left her living room to prepare snacks in the kitchen and embarked on a task she says should have been much simpler: trying to broadcast the game on his iPad.

“The game was on ABC, so I clicked on the ABC app and it was black. So I went to Google and searched for ‘Watch NBA Finals’. My iPad had 200 million hits. I went to the Watch ESPN app and opened it but, that was 2018, the connectivity wasn’t what it is today, my provider is Comcast Xfinity, and I had to quit the app. ESPN app and go to Xfinity to authenticate myself, to get permission,” Murphy-Stephans recalls. “It took me eight minutes.” When she finally got through, she realized that the game that was in progress in the living room was at least a minute ahead of what she was broadcasting on her tablet.

Wednesday, the former head of programming for ABC Sports and president of Pac-12 Networks, is trying to make the process of finding sports easier for anyone who’s ever felt nervous when trying to figure out which outlet linear or streaming service suggests a specific game and then navigate through the details to get there. Like Variety reports, his company, SportsBubble, is launching the WatchSports app, which helps users find pro and college sports and esports sessions any time of the day. The service is available now on the Apple App Store, found under “WatchSports”, and it should be available sooner on WatchSports.app and on Google Play for Android.

By making new rights deals that put some games on traditional TV and some on streaming sites, “we’ve created this very complex situation,” says the entrepreneur. “It’s getting harder and harder for fans to easily tune in to what they wanted to watch, whether it’s free or behind a paywall.”

A new set of rights deals have shattered some of sport’s biggest seasons, with traditional media companies foregoing some traditional league play due to soaring costs and digital gamers wet their beaks over leftovers . Consider Major League Baseball, which now has national games available on ESPN, Fox Sports and Turner Sports, with a Sunday morning series launched on NBCU’s Peacock and a Friday night package streaming on Apple TV+. The NFL Thursday night football switched to Amazon’s Prime Video. Local games can also be hard to come by, between regional sports networks and a few new twists, like Amazon picking up a set of Yankees games that once aired around New York City. Sprinkle in esports, which are more easily found in new tech places like Twitch or YouTube, and the project becomes even more daunting.

The hodgepodge of games and shows points to a growing demand for so-called “discovery engines” that help consumers navigate a maze of options and locations, and also suggest alternative programming choices . “Sports are getting into it,” says Chris Bevilacqua, the founder of CSTV, who is now a sports media entrepreneur and an advisor to SportsBubble.

Sports isn’t the only area of ​​entertainment where the complexity of access has begun to affect the ease of enjoyment. The hunt for a film can also become a quest similar to that undertaken in the Lord of the Rings. Most streaming services are isolated from their rivals, although Amazon’s Fire interface gives users the ability to search for any title and then click their way to the service that offers it, all while offering to pay a fee or take out a subscription.

The Watch Sports application aims to eliminate some difficulties of research. Users can review rosters for college, professional, and esports and a display of scheduled matches can connect fans to the platform the game is taking place on. SportsBubble’s premier partners include DAZN, Pac-12 Conference and Networks, National Women’s Soccer League, Ladies Professional Golf Association, Athletes Unlimited, US Speed ​​Skating and the Premier Hockey Federation.

“This app is not only a new way for fans to easily find and access live sports, but will be another great partnership for DAZN to continue growing its subscriber base,” said Joe Markowski. , Executive Vice President of DAZN Group.

The WatchSports app will soon offer a Sports Passport feature allowing its users to customize their preferences, set up notifications for game alerts and receive special offers. Sports Passport will also enable in-app authentication so users don’t have to exit the process to log in elsewhere. Pay-per-view event purchases and sports betting logins will also be possible.

To generate revenue, Watch Sports will collect a referral commission from certain subscription sports when a new user signs up, Murphy-Stephans says. Passport level will also come with a small fee.

Access to the sport is something Murphy-Stephans has pushed for most of his career. The former Olympic speed skater and coach found a job at ABC Sports, where she became the unit’s first female vice president and eventually oversaw its venerable “Wide World of Sports” showcase. She would eventually move on to senior roles at Oxygen and MSG Network before embarking on a six-year run at Pac-12.

Some early skeptics asked Murphy-Stephans why sports fans just couldn’t use Google to find their favorite event, and his response was, “How does it work for you?” She has met with executives from every major sports league and major sports media operation, she says, and expects to do more with many of them in the coming months.

“I’m sure I’m not the first person to have had this idea,” Murphy-Stephans says. “But I have the resources and the knowledge to deal with it.”

The biggest sporting events coming up in 2022

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The sports world never sleeps and 2022 is no exception. There are many important and exciting events for sports fans to watch this year, and as always, we’re all excited for what’s to come. If you want to kick the excitement up an extra notch, make this the year you invite friends over for your craziest watch parties yet, bet on the results of your favorite teams – or whatever you always wanted to do, but never got it. around.

If you are considering getting into betting, there are of course a few things to remember: Do your research, never bet with your gut, set a spending limit – and check out the market, for example finding the best bonuses and using of them. Paris.com is a great all-rounder, whether you’re looking for expert picks, betting calculators, promo codes, or anything else betting related.

Even if you don’t want to bet, you can still find lots of interesting information about your favorite sport. Being up to date will only make watching this year’s top sporting events even more fun for you. So be sure to do your research and read on for the most exciting sporting events of the year.

Tennis – Wimbledon: June 27 to July 10

The Wimbledon Championships, the prestigious annual tennis tournament, will of course be back in 2022. The tournament was canceled in 2020, and in 2021 matches were played completely without spectators – but this year we are all more than ready to enjoy the tournament. Hopefully we can do it under more normal circumstances without too many restrictions and with spectators to watch the games.

UEFA Women’s Euro: July 6-31

Another event you should watch out for is the Women’s Euro, which returns this year after a small postponement. The event was supposed to take place in 2021, but as the Summer Olympics have been postponed from 2020 to 2021, the Women’s Euro has instead been postponed to 2022. Because of this, we can now enjoy this incredible tournament this year. .

If you’ve never watched women’s sports or think they’re too boring, it’s time to change your mind and watch this year. There are a lot of good teams playing, and it’s definitely worth a visit this summer.

Rugby League World Cup, England: October 15 to November 19

This event has also been delayed due to COVID, but this year we can finally enjoy the Rugby World Cup again! This international tournament is, of course, administered by the International Rugby League and will be a delight for players and spectators alike.

FIFA World Cup: November 21 to December 18

An event that many have been waiting for will finally take place this year: the FIFA World Cup. The World Cup has been postponed several times, and due to the war in Ukraine, some reschedulings have taken place in qualifying matches. This hasn’t had an effect on the world cup schedule yet, but if there are any lineup changes, be sure to stay up to date on the football section and other media to keep your solid betting game.

If these events do not satisfy your sporting desires, check out this BBC inclusive list to stay up to date with all upcoming games and tournaments.

No contract in Tasmania for former Australian skipper Tim Paine

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Former Australia Test captain Tim Paine’s career appears to have come to an end as Tasmania failed to offer him a new contract, months after his pre-Ashes text message scandal. Paine, 37, was not included in the list of contracted players, published by Cricket Tasmania on its website.

Paine had quit after being investigated by Cricket Australia for explicitly texting a colleague four years ago.

In correspondence with Australian cricket authorities in June 2018, the woman claimed she had been offended by Mr Paine’s ‘sexually explicit, unwelcome and unsolicited photograph of his genitals in addition to sexual comments graphics”.

After a sabbatical from cricket following the resignation of his captaincy, Paine returned to Tasmania as assistant manager at the end of last season, even as his playing career remained in doubt until the end of the season. release of the Tigers team on Thursday.

Paine was promoted to Australian Tests captain following the ball tampering scandal in South Africa in 2018. He has played 35 Tests and 147 first class matches.

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NBA-Denver Nuggets Jokic wins back-to-back MVP titles

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Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic has won the NBA Most Valuable Player award for the second year in a row, the league announced Wednesday. The Serbian big man received 65 first-place votes from a panel of 100 sportswriters and broadcasters, comfortably beating Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, who finished second, and Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, who finished second. finished third.

Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic round out the top five. It was the first time that the top three and four of the top five in the vote were international players.

Embiid hails from Cameroon, Antetokounmpo from Greece and Doncic from Slovenia. Jokic, 27, became the 13th player to win the award in consecutive seasons. Antetokounmpo won back-to-back MVPs in 2019 and 2020.

A prolific scorer and exceptional passer, Jokic became the first player in NBA history to record at least 2,000 points, 1,000 rebounds and 500 assists in a season and the first player to average at least 25 points, 13 rebounds and 6 assists in one season. “I don’t know what else you can say about Nikola at this point,” head coach Michael Malone said in a statement.

“He constantly improved his game, he constantly proved people wrong when they doubted him and he’s still the best player on the pitch night and night. I’ve said that many times before, I’m extremely grateful to coach Nikola Jokic and equally grateful for the bond we have built off the pitch in our seven years together.”

Jokic, nicknamed ‘the Joker’, is also known for his sense of humor and online video showed him being pulled by a horse as he sat in a buggy to a barn in Serbia where he was warmly greeted welcomed by the fans and handed him the solid crystal basketball. trophy. The 41st overall pick in the 2014 draft, Jokic led the Nuggets to the playoffs for a fourth straight time this season. The shorthanded team fell to the Golden State Warriors in five games in the first round.

The Nuggets are expected to offer Jokic a five-year, $254 million supermax contract extension this summer, according to The Athletic, in what would be the biggest deal in NBA history.

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SportsBubble’s new sports app helps fans find games

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All it took for Lydia Murphy-Stephans to start trying to solve one of the biggest problems facing the sports industry was a plate of hot wings.

Watching an NBA Finals game in 2018, she left her living room to prep snacks in the kitchen — and embarked on a task she says should have been much simpler: trying to stream the game on his iPad.

“The game was on ABC, so I clicked on the ABC app and it was black. So I went to Google and searched for ‘Watch NBA Finals’. My iPad had 200 million hits. I went to the Watch ESPN app and opened it but – this was 2018 – the connectivity wasn’t what it is today. My provider is Comcast Xfinity, and I had to leave the app. ‘ESPN app and go to Xfinity to authenticate myself, to get permission,” Murphy-Stephans recalls. “It took me eight minutes.” When she finally got through, she realized that the game that was in progress in the living room was at least a minute ahead of what she was broadcasting on her tablet.

Wednesday, the former head of programming for ABC Sports and president of Pac-12 Networks, is trying to make the process of finding sports easier for anyone who’s ever felt nervous when trying to figure out which outlet linear or streaming service suggests a specific game and then navigate through the details to get there. His company, SportsBubble, is launching the WatchSports app, which helps users find pro and college sports and esports sessions any time of the day. The service is available now on the Apple App Store, searchable under “WatchSports”, and it should be available sooner on WatchSports.app and on Google Play for Android.

By entering into new rights deals that put some games on traditional TV and others on streaming sites, “we’ve created this very complex situation,” says the entrepreneur. “It’s getting harder and harder for fans to easily tune in to what they wanted to watch, whether it’s free or behind a paywall.”

A new set of rights deals have shattered some of sport’s biggest seasons, with traditional media companies foregoing some traditional league play due to soaring costs and digital gamers wet their beaks over leftovers . Consider Major League Baseball, which now has national games available on ESPN, Fox Sports and Turner Sports, with a Sunday morning series launched on NBCU’s Peacock and a Friday night package streaming on Apple TV+. NFL’s “Thursday Night Football” has moved to Amazon’s Prime Video. Local games can also be hard to come by, between regional sports networks and a few new twists, like Amazon picking up a set of Yankees games that once aired around New York City. Sprinkle in esports, which are more easily found in new tech places like Twitch or YouTube, and the project becomes even more daunting.

The hodgepodge of games and shows points to a growing demand for so-called “discovery engines” that help consumers navigate a maze of options and locations, and also suggest alternative programming choices . “The sport is getting into it,” says Chris Bevilacqua, the founder of CSTV, who is now a sports media player and an adviser to SportsBubble.

Sports isn’t the only area of ​​entertainment where the complexity of access has begun to affect the ease of enjoyment. The hunt for a film can also become a quest similar to that undertaken in “The Lord of the Rings”. Most streaming services are isolated from their rivals, although Amazon’s Fire interface gives users the ability to search for any title and then click their way to the service that offers it, all while offering to pay a fee or take out a subscription.

The Watch Sports application aims to eliminate some difficulties of research. Users can review rosters for college, professional, and esports and a display of scheduled matches can connect fans to the platform the game is taking place on. SportsBubble’s premier partners include DAZN, Pac-12 Conference and Networks, National Women’s Soccer League, Ladies Professional Golf Association, Athletes Unlimited, US Speed ​​Skating and the Premier Hockey Federation.

“This app is not only a new way for fans to easily find and access live sports, but will be another great partnership for DAZN to continue growing its subscriber base,” said Joe Markowski. , Executive Vice President of DAZN Group.

The WatchSports will soon offer a “SportsPassport” feature allowing its users to customize their preferences, set up notifications for game alerts and receive special offers. Sports Passport will also enable in-app authentication so users don’t have to exit the process to log in elsewhere. Pay-per-view event purchases and sports betting logins will also be possible.

To generate revenue, Watch Sports will collect a “referral fee” from certain subscription sports when a new user signs up, Murphy-Stephans says. The “passport” level will also come with a small fee.

Access to sports is something Murphy-Stephans has pushed for most of his career. The former Olympic speed skater and coach found a job at ABC Sports, where she became the unit’s first female vice president and eventually oversaw its venerable “Wide World of Sports” showcase. She would eventually move on to senior roles at Oxygen and MSG Network before embarking on a six-year run at Pac-12.

Some early skeptics asked Murphy-Stephans why sports fans just couldn’t use Google to find their favorite event, and his response was, “How does it work for you?” She has met with executives from every major sports league and major sports media operation, she says, and expects to do more with many of them in the coming months.

“I’m sure I’m not the first person to have had this idea,” Murphy-Stephans says. “But I have the resources and the knowledge to deal with it.”

The Pioneer of Male Nursing in Bermuda – The Royal Gazette

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In the second in a series of profiles to mark Nurses Month, Cecille Snaith-Simmons tells the story of Edward Dyer, Bermuda’s first nurse.

Young Edward Dyer, who was Bermuda’s first male nurse before forging a successful career in HM Prisons (Photograph courtesy of Edward Dyer)

Edward Dyer was one of seven children born to Kathlyn Dyer and Leslie Dyer, a highly respected electrical contractor from Spanish Point, Pembroke.

Young Edward Dyer, who was Bermuda’s first male nurse before forging a successful career in HM Prisons (Photograph courtesy of Edward Dyer)

Edward Dyer stands proud with his Colonial Prison Service Long Service Medal (Photograph courtesy of Edward Dyer)

It was no surprise that Edward wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps. It was for this reason that he and his brother, Charles, left Bermuda in 1957 to continue their education in Bristol, England, where their aunt, Lorraine Dyer-Bizek resided. Their aunt was a highly respected nurse who helped encourage many Bermudians to study nursing in England. She convinced Edward to change careers to a career Bermuda men had never considered – nursing.

VSEcille C. Snaith-Simmons SRN, SCM is a retired nurse, writer and historian

In 1958 he began training at Digby Psychiatric Hospital in Exeter, Devon. After receiving his designation as a registered psychiatric nurse, he inquired about job opportunities at home. Simon Fraser, the chief medical officer, recommended that he complete his general training before returning to Bermuda. This, he thought, would give him more employment options. Edward enrolled at Frenchay General Hospital and, after graduating as a state registered nurse, stayed on for a further two years to complete his postgraduate studies. From there Eddie, as he is often called, moved to Glenside Psychiatric Hospital in Bristol, where he was employed until 1965, when he returned to Bermuda to work at St Brendan’s Hospital, renamed since the Mid -Atlantic Wellness Institute.

Edward Dyer returned to Bermuda at a time when Parliament was debating the establishment of medical clinics within the prison system. He obtained a position at St Brendan’s Hospital, but only stayed there briefly before the establishment of the clinics was approved. He was transferred to the newly created post within HM Prisons, where he was employed as a Divisional Officer. Barry Whaley, the new chief medical officer, was now in charge of prisons. He recognized Eddie’s potential and gave him full responsibility for setting up medical clinics at all three men’s prisons – Casemates (now renamed Westgate Correctional Facility), the Prison Farm and the Senior Training School, which was then located in the town of St George. . Today, this facility is located in the coeducational facility next to the Farm Jail. His ability to create and develop medical clinics within the prison system earned him promotion in 1971 to senior officer.

Dr Whaley arranged to send Milton Pringle and Edward Dyer to visit various prison establishments and services in Britain. Later Mr Dyer returned to England to interview three nurses to cover up the work he had started. Of the three, Aldwyn Savory was chosen to be in charge of the prison nurses. These nurses assumed the position of Specialist Officer and Mr. Dyer was promoted to Chief Officer, moving from the medical side of the prison system to the disciplinary side.

In 1973, Mr. Dyer was appointed Chief Officer and oversaw the Prison Casemates.

There was a review and reorganization of the Prison Service in 1977, which resulted in the post of Warden and Deputy being abolished and replaced by that of Commissioner. All officers were encouraged to apply for specialist training. Milton Pringle and Edward Dyer passed and received the title of Supernumerary Chief Officer. They were sent for training by the Home Office in London. They trained in Bermuda for three months and in England for three months. The Home Office then sent them for three years to the Prison Staff College in Yorkshire and to various specialist training centers in Britain. They completed the course in two years, and on their return to Bermuda in 1978 Milton Pringle was promoted to Assistant Commissioner and Edward Dyer Commissioner of Prisons. Edward’s nursing qualifications, specialized training and management skills had placed him in an ideal position.

In 1988 Edward Dyer was appointed Permanent Secretary to the Department of Health until Mr Pringle resigned as Commissioner in 1992. This led to Mr Dyer being reappointed as Commissioner of Prisons.

Prior to this, he had been part of the initial planning team for the new Westgate Correctional Center and had responsibility for bringing the new prison online.

Edward Dyer retired in 2001 after a distinguished career in HM Prisons. For his exemplary service, he was awarded the Colonial Prison Service Long Service Medal and Clasp (renamed the Overseas Prison Service Long Service Medal in June 2012).

In the early 2000s, he traveled to Tanzania three times as a member of the Adventures in Health, Education and Educational Development team organized outside the United States but led in Bermuda by local orthodontist Deborah Tuzo.

Joan Simmons invited him to join a group of AME Church members traveling to Mozambique to fix the power supply for a new school the group was funding. This presented a challenge, as the high water table in the area did not allow for underground conduits or cables. Eddie described it as a most interesting and rewarding experience.

Now in his 80s, Eddie stays busy. He loves boats, has built two rigs, sailed his own J24 sailboat and taught sailing at the Royal Hamilton Amateur Dinghy Club. Much to the delight of his wife, Nadine, he used the carpentry skills learned from his father and two uncles to redesign their kitchen. For this superior work, he received the Do-It-Yourself Award from Gorham’s.

For 24 years he volunteered at the blood bank at King Edward VII Memorial Hospital and for the past ten years worked part-time as facilities manager at Charities House.

Eddie is the proud father of five children.

It is with great pleasure that I share with you, during this month dedicated to honoring nurses, the brilliant career of Bermuda’s first nurse, Edward Dyer.

Cecille C. Snaith-Simmons SRN, SCM is a retired nurse, writer and historian

Online gambling industry calls for maintaining 18% GST

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The skill-based online gaming industry has argued in favor of keeping the service under the 18% GST slab instead of placing it in the highest tax rate category of 28%, saying that the move would hit the $2.2 billion sector hard.

The increase in taxation would not only have a catastrophic impact on the industry, but would also encourage offshore operators who circumvent Indian tax jurisdiction by hosting games in another country, Games24x7 co-CEO Trivikraman Thampy said.

“It would be a triple whammy – the industry loses, the government loses tax revenue and gamers lose because they would be exposed to unscrupulous operators,” he said.

An association of skill-based online gambling platforms has made representation to the authorities to keep the Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the current level for the industry which has 400 players employing around 45,000 people.

Online games of skill include electronic sports, fantasy games, rummy, poker or chess. These games are either free or involve real money in the form of platform fees.

The issue has gained traction as the GST Board, at its next meeting, may seek an increase in tariffs for casinos, racetracks and online gambling services to 28%, as suggested by a panel of state finance ministers. However, the agenda for the meeting has not yet been finalized.

A decision on whether the tax should be levied on the gross or net assessment would be made after further deliberations at official level.

Currently, casino, horse racing and online gaming services are subject to 18% GST.

The government had in May last year set up a group of ministers of state for better assessment of the services of casinos, online gambling portals and racetracks for the collection of GST.

The online gambling industry is directly linked to the growth of several other sectors such as semiconductors, banking, payment gateways, telecommunications, fintech, sports and entertainment.

According to Thampy, GST is currently charged on a platform fee, called gross gaming revenue (GGR), rather than the total pooled amount for a game.

“International best practice also highlights the optimal tax bracket for the online gambling industry at between 15 and 20%. Our current 18% GST rate is in line with best practice and reduces the incidence of illegitimate operators,” he said.

Online games of skill are inherently different from games of chance, and the skill game industry is not gambling or a lottery, he added.

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Roma and Feyenoord fans get 4,000 quotas for Europa Conf final

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Roma and Feyenoord have each been awarded 4,000 tickets for their supporters in the Europa Conference League final in Albania, with three quarters of the tickets being free, UEFA announced on Tuesday.

The clubs’ combined allocation is less than the 8,500 tickets – which range in price from 25 euros ($26) to 125 euros ($132) – that UEFA put up for sale on its website to fans around the world on Tuesday. . Stadium capacity is just 20,000 in the National Arena in Tirana for the inaugural final of Europe’s third-tier club competition on May 25. UEFA chose Tirana as their hosts in December 2020, a year after the official opening of the new stadium.

UEFA had previously promised free tickets to the cup finals this season “to reward the lifeblood of the game for their loyal support during the pandemic”. The free ticket allocation for the Europa Conference League final is 6,000, with each club choosing how to distribute their quota.

The remaining 3,500 tickets are intended for local organisers, football officials and UEFA sponsors and broadcasters.

Roma’s previous two European finals have seen them play at their own Stadio Olimpico, which now seats 70,000. Roma lost the 1984 European Cup final to Liverpool and were beaten by Inter Milan in the 1991 UEFA Cup final second leg.

Feyenoord also hosted their last European final, winning the 2002 UEFA Cup final against Borussia Dortmund watched by over 45,000 spectators in Rotterdam.

The final is a higher-profile match than many envisioned in 2018 when UEFA decided to create the Europa Conference League. Its aim was to give clubs from lower-ranked countries more opportunities to remain involved in European competitions beyond December. Azerbaijani and Israeli clubs — Qarabag and Maccabi Tel-Aviv — reached the qualifiers in February, and Norway’s Bodø/Glimt were knocked out in the quarter-finals in April by Roma.

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Meet Pick Perfect: The Fantasy Sports App That Gives Back Every Week

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In recent years, D.aily Fantasy Sports has become more popular, attracting a lot of attention, participation and emerging as one of the main markets. the The industry has also seen new players stepping into the game to fill the ever-growing market. To give back while potentially offering the biggest prize pool in Daily Fantasy Sports history, choose perfect is the latest to join the industry and change the landscape.

Pick Perfect is a licensed sports app and one of the easiest DFS apps developed by Mike Borukhov. Using his extensive knowledge of sports and gambling, Mike and his team have created an app that redefines Daily Fantasy Sports. choose perfect makes it easy to select a perfect answer with ten multiple-choice questions, even for those with basic sports knowledge. The app currently has the game contis in the NFL and is looking to include golf, tennis, UFC, NBA and NHL in the near future.They are also the founders of field of dreamsa non-profit organization helping to supportt youth sports to foster personal growth and create positive change in the community.

When placing a bet, every user’s goal is to win big. However, having the odds on your side can be quite difficult. By developing the app, the Pick Perfect team wanted to create a win-win situation for everyone. In order to put the odds on its side, users Ten multiple-choice questions are simple and easy to understand. If a player gets each of them correctly, they have won the prize.

According to Mike, they wanted to develop an app where you don’t have to deal with complex numbers and risk huge sums to win big. True to this, with $20 you have a chance to win millions. The Pick Perfect app allows users to create up to 500,000 entries, and the best thing is that as the number of entries increases, the weekly prize pool also increases. Here as a game changer, the Pick Perfect app gives everyone a chance to win. As they give away life-changing money to their winning users every week, Pick Perfect also supports underprivileged populations.

As a big fan of sports in general, Mike spends his free time listening to games of all kinds. His love for sports is what motivated him to create Field of Dreams, a non-profit organization that operates under Pick Perfect. The company’s mission is to create lasting change in communities through the empowerment and support of young people. Through their non-profit organization, Field of Dreams, they empower young athletic talent to pursue their passions and pursue their hard work.

Looking to the future, Pick Perfect aims to reach more young people and give them a reason to follow their passion through their charity. They are also working to get their app working in more states; the Choose the perfect app is actually available in 26 states for all iPhone and Android users over the age of 18, along with value-added features like a sportsbook, analytics, educational courses, and more for their users.

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Fishing tournaments, shooting sports events coming to the outdoor calendar – Grand Forks Herald

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To obtain an event in the Outdoors calendar, contact Brad Dokken at (701) 780-1148, (800) 477-6572 ext. 1148 or by email at

bdokken@gfherald.com

. The deadline is 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

  • May 14: Roseau/Lake of the Woods Sportsmans Club fry and membership drive, 4-8 p.m., Eagles Club, Lake Township near Warroad, Minnesota. Meat raffles, individual and family sports club memberships are available, as well as All Terrain Vehicle Association of Minnesota memberships. Meal $18 per person, $10 12 and under. Information:

    Reed/Lake of the Woods Sportsmans Club

    The Facebook page.

  • May 14: Photography Workshop, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., White Horse Hill Visitor Center near Devils Lake. Pre-registration required before May 1; $20 for students, $25 for Friends of White Horse Hill members, $35 for non-members, or $50 for Friends registration and membership. Sponsored by the Friends of White Horse Hill. Info: jill.edinger@gmail.com.
  • May 14: Celebrate Migratory Bird Day at White Horse Hill, White Horse Hill National Game Preserve near Devils Lake. Guided birding tour at 7:00 a.m. (Refuge gates open at 6:30 p.m. for this weekend only), youth and family birding tour at 10:00 a.m., Visitor Center and Shop open noon to 4 p.m., and Jeopardy “Know Your Refuge” at 1 p.m. Information: (701) 766-4272.
  • June 3-5: Agassiz Environmental Learning Center 30th Anniversary Celebration, Agassiz Environmental Learning Center, 400 Summit Ave. SW, Fertile, Minnesota. Information:

    aelcfertile.org/calendar

    .

  • June 25-26: Scheels Boundary Battle Catfish Tournament, Red River in Grand Forks and East Grand Forks. Limited to 50 two-person teams, the tournament is currently sold out. Teams wishing to join a waitlist can contact Tournament Director Brad Durick at (701) 739-5808.
  • July 9th : Scheels Catfish Classic, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m., Red River to Moorhead. Entry fee $120, limited to 50 two-person teams. Information:

    i29classic.com

    or Tournament Director Brad Durick, (701) 739-5808.

  • July 16: Pembina Catfish Tournament, Red River near Pembina, North Dakota. Registration fee $100 per boat before June 16 and $125 per boat after. Minimum of 2 anglers per boat, and shore fishing is permitted. Over $5,000 in prizes. Launching and registration of boats from 8 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., and fishing will continue until 5 p.m.; teams must be back at the staging area or boat launch by 5:30 p.m. Info: pembina.catfishing@gmail.com or

    Pembina Catfish Fishing Tournament Facebook Page

    .

  • July 29-30: REEL’M IN High School Fishing Tournament, Devils Lake. Each two-person student team fishes with a boat captain. To qualify, students must be involved with a fishing club, organization, or their school’s fishing team, have participated in a tournament such as the Angler Young Angler Series, Minnesota Fishing Challenge, or other charity tournaments. fundraising. Points will be awarded for the longest walleyes, white bass, northern pike and perch/crappies. First-place team students will each win $500 scholarships to Lake Region State College in Devils Lake. Second and third place teams will receive cash prizes of $300 and $200 respectively. The rules meeting is July 29 and the tournament is July 30; Johnnie Candle, walleye pro, fishing guide and outdoor communicator, runs the tournament; entry fee $40. More information:

    https://bit.ly/royalreelmin

    ; or contact Candle at (701) 371-9431 or by email at johnnie@gondtc.com.

  • July 29-31: Cats Incredible Catfish Tournament and Dock Dogs competition, LaFave Park on the Red River in East Grand Forks. Tournament rules meet at 7 p.m. on July 29, with fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. on July 30 and July 31. Info:

    catsincredibletournament.com

    ,

    facebook.com/catsincredible

    iafflocal3423@yahoo.com or by phone at (218) 399-3474.

  • August 12-13: Catfish Capital Challenge, Red River to Drayton, ND. Fishing hours from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days, with a rules meeting at 7 p.m. on August 11 at Johnny Bravos in downtown Drayton. Registration fee $300 per team of two people. Information:

    catfishdrayton.com

    .

  • June 10-12: 46th Annual Bemidji Hangfires, 9179 Beltrami Road, Bemidji. For further information: Keith Johnson, (218) 751-9433, (218) 368-7482 or keith@greatriverforge.com.
  • June 16-17: Bearclaw Muzzleloaders of Northern Minnesota annual meet, Height O’Land Sportsman Club, 15 miles east of Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, off Highway 34. Info: Allan Witthoeft, (218) 841-7096 ; or Dale Bellefy, (218) 694-2994.
  • June 19-25: 2022 Hautes Plaines Regional Rendezvous, 9179 Beltrami Line Road SW, Bemidji. Information:

    hprr.org

    .

  • August 6-7: Coon ‘N Crockett Muzzleloaders Black Powder Match, East Grand Forks Rod and Gun Club, 12923 480th Ave. NW, East Grand Forks. For further information: (701) 922-1813; or coonncrockett@gmail.com; or

    egfgunclub.org

    .

  • August 19-21: Lake Country Mountaineers Black Powder Club 42nd Annual Meet, Pioneer Grounds near Perham, Minnesota. Information: lakecountrymountaineersbpc@yahoo.com.
  • September 23-25: 49th Annual Plainsmen Gunpowder Club shoot and meet, original site of the Hudson’s Bay Trading Post near Georgetown, Minnesota. Directions/info: Mark Roster, president, (701) 799-0980; Dave Zaeski, vice president, (701) 367-6811; or plainsmenblackpowderclub@gmail.com.

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources is continuing its hunting, fishing, and outdoor learning webinar series this spring. The webinars, which are free, start at noon on Wednesday and pre-registration is required at

mndnr.gov

. The webinars are also recorded and available online. The next webinars are:

  • May 11: Favorite fishing lures of MNR staff. DNR staffers share some of their top secret lures and how to use them.
  • May 18: Walleye fishing for beginners. Nancy Koep, professional angler and bait shop owner, will cover the basics of walleye fishing. She will also provide information on her Becoming an Outdoors Woman Walleye Fishing Weekend scheduled for July 2022.
  • May 25: Youth fishing leagues. Eric Altena, DNR Director of Fisheries and bass fishing expert, will share ideas and resources to help young anglers connect with Minnesota’s growing number of high school fishing leagues and clubs.

CBS Sports App: Scores, News, Top Mobile Highlights for Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey and Soccer

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There’s no better way to follow your favorite sports teams, leagues, and athletes than the CBS Sports app. Winner of the 2022 Webby and 2022 Webby People’s Voice for Best Sports App and Software, the CBS Sports app puts all the biggest sports action in the palm of your hand. With streaming access to all live events and games from CBS, CBS Sports Network and Paramount+ in one place, you’ll always be up to date with the latest player news and real-time game scores. You’ll never miss the action again with the CBS Sports app. Download the CBS Sports app here.

CBS Sports app is the best app for sports fans to watch and follow games and get the latest news, stats and highlights for football, basketball, baseball, soccer, golf, hockey and more! It recently won the Webby 2022 and the Webby People’s Voice 2022 for Best Sports App and Software.

How to watch live sports and highlights

With verified TV service provider or Paramount+ login credentials connected to your CBS Sports app, you’ll have access to SEC Football, Masters, PGA Championship, PGA TOUR, NCAA Basketball, NFL and more still close at hand.

The CBS Sports mobile app has also extended global football coverage to the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues, Serie A, Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers, Concacaf Nations League and at the NWSL, among others.

When you can’t watch the game live, the CBS Sports app offers tons of ways to get the latest sports news from the teams you love.

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Games-Hangzhou Asian Games postponed to 2023 due to COVID

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The Asian Games which were to be held in the Chinese city of Hangzhou in September have been postponed to 2023 due to the COVID-19 situation, the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) announced on Friday. The 19th edition of the Multi-Sports Games, second in size to the Summer Olympics, was scheduled to take place from September 10 to 25 in the provincial capital of Zhejiang, some 175 kilometers southwest of China’s financial center of Shanghai.

The OCA said in a statement after its board meeting in Tashkent that the Hangzhou Organizing Committee (HAGOC) had been well prepared to stage the Games despite “global challenges”. “However, the decision was made by all stakeholders after carefully considering the pandemic situation and the size of the Games.”

“The name and emblem of the 19th Asian Games will remain unchanged, and the OCA believes that the Games will be a complete success thanks to the joint efforts of all parties.” OCA acting president Randhir Singh told Reuters a working group had been set up to decide on new dates for the Games.

“It was because of the COVID problem (…) that the Games had to be postponed for a year, whatever month they decide,” Singh said from Tashkent. “We have formed a working group, they will look into the matter…and decide on the timing with the agreement of the Chinese Olympic Committee.”

Singh felt sorry for the athletes, but felt that hosting the Games next year would mean they would have a better chance of culminating in the Paris Olympics in 2024. ASIAN YOUTH GAMES CANCELED

Organizers said in early April that all 56 competition venues for the Games had been completed as the city prepared to welcome more than 11,000 athletes from 44 nations and territories. “With the support and guidance of the OCA and the Chinese Olympic Committee, we will continue to do a good job in the preparatory work and believe that the postponed Asian Games in Hangzhou will be a complete success,” HAGOC said on the Chinese version. of their website.

The Asian Youth Games, scheduled for December in Shantou, have been purely and simply canceled. Tashkent will host its next edition in 2025. The World University Games, scheduled for next month in the southwest Chinese city of Chengdu, have also been postponed until next year.

Shanghai said on Friday it had effectively brought China’s worst COVID-19 outbreak under control after a month-long lockdown of nearly 25 million people. Other cities, including the capital Beijing, are facing a wave of additional restrictions, frequent testing and targeted lockdowns.

Most international sporting events in China have been postponed or canceled since the start of the pandemic, with the notable exception of the Winter Olympics, which took place in Beijing under strict health controls in February. The start of the Chinese Super League soccer competition has been delayed and matches, if they were to take place, could be played on a closed circuit, state media reported. (Additional reporting by Sudipto Ganguly and Martin Pollard, editing by Peter Rutherford and Toby Davis)

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Asian Games in Hangzhou postponed due to COVID outbreak in China

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The Asian Games in Hangzhou, which were due to take place from September 10-25, were postponed indefinitely on Friday amid a recent spike in COVID-19 cases in China, a development that was expected and drew mixed reactions from the from Indian athletes.

The new dates will be announced soon but as 2024 is the Olympic year, the Asian Games could be postponed to 2023 when the pandemic situation is under control.

An air of uncertainty has hung over the 19th edition of the Multi-Sport Games since Shanghai suffered a new wave of the pandemic, forcing the city into lockdown. The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) executive board met in Tashkent on Friday to discuss the situation and deemed postponing the Games was the best decision under the circumstances.

”Following extensive discussions with the Chinese Olympic Committee (COC) and the Hangzhou Asian Games Organizing Committee (HAGOC), the OCA Executive Council (EC) today decided to postpone the 19th Games. Asia, which was to be held in Hangzhou, China. , September 10-25, 2022,” the OCA said in a statement posted on its website.

About 11,000 athletes were expected to compete in 61 sports at the Games. It is the first big-budget multi-sport event to be postponed after the COVID-19 pandemic forced Tokyo Olympics organizers to delay the quadrennial event by a year until 2021. of the 19th Asian Games will be agreed between the OCA, COC and HAGOC and announced in the near future,” the OCA statement added.

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) said the postponement of the Games is “certainly a bit of a setback” for some athletes.

”The postponement of any major event or Games is a disappointment for the athletes. They age a few months or a year, whatever the case when the Games are rescheduled,’ IOA Secretary General Rajeev Mehta told PTI.

“Many of our athletes had already started training and preparations for the Asian Games, and the IOA cares about that. The postponement was on the planned lines due to COVID-19 but it was not in our hands.” Indian men’s hockey team goalkeeper PR Sreejesh said the delay of the Games is disappointing, but it gives them more time to prepare.

The winners of the men’s and women’s hockey events will gain direct entry to the Paris 2024 Olympics.

“It’s a disappointment, but somewhere down the line we expected it given the situation in China. But we want to see it from a positive perspective because we will have more time to prepare for the Asian Games,” Sreejesh told PTI.

”We already have experience of playing in postponed Games (Tokyo Olympics) so we know what it takes to stay fit.” ”The positive part is that there are a lot of tournaments ahead of us, such as the Asian Cup, the Pro League matches in Belgium, the Commonwealth Games and the World Cup next year. The dates for the postponed Asian Games have not yet been announced, so we will have enough time to prepare as well as possible for the Asian Games. The draw against Norway will not collide now.

”It’s good for us. Our players will not be under pressure to play two big events in the space of seven days. We can send the best teams to both events. We can focus on the Davis Cup first and then prepare,” said AITA Secretary General Anil Dhupar.

The Davis Cup fixture away from India is scheduled in Norway on September 16-17 or 17-18.

The OCA said HAGOC was well prepared to deliver the Games on time despite the global challenges. However, after carefully considering the pandemic situation and the scale of the Games, the decision was made by all stakeholders.

The name and emblem of the 19th Asian Games will remain unchanged, and the OCA believes that the Games will be a complete success thanks to the joint efforts of all parties.

The development comes at a time when China is battling a record number of daily cases in Shanghai, which is only a short train ride from Games host city Hangzhou. Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang province, is about 175 kilometers southwest of Shanghai. According to the latest update, Zhejiang has recorded 3,124 positive cases and one death.

Additionally, the 3rd Asian Youth Games, scheduled for Dec. 20-28 in Shantou, China, has also been canceled.

The next Asian Youth Games will therefore be held in 2025 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The World University Games, another major multi-sport event to be held in the western Chinese city of Chengdu from June 26 to July 7, has also been postponed to next year, organizers said on Friday. The Games, which were due to see the participation of around 6,000 athletes, were due to take place last year but were postponed to 2022 following the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics. The Switzerland-based International University Sports Federation (FISU), which runs the Games, said they would be held in 2023 but gave no date or details.

“Following extensive discussions between FISU, the Chengdu 2021 Organizing Committee and other stakeholders, a decision has been made to postpone the FISU World University Games until 2023,” FISU said. on its official website.

India won four medals in the last edition in Naples, Italy in 2019, including a gold medal in the 100m from Dutee Chand.

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FEATURE-Thank you, Mom, for not throwing away my baseball cards

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Like most moms, mine had many wonderful qualities. Among the feats that made her a star: She never threw away my baseball cards.

I started collecting them around age 12 in the mid-1960s, picking up packages after school for a nickel each at a local drug store in West Orange, New Jersey, where I grew up. I can still smell the thin pink chewing gum pellets that were inside each packet and have contributed to countless cavities. My cards were in better shape than those of most other kids in my neighborhood. It was because they were turning over their cards in a game they were playing on a patio behind a friend of mine’s house.

With the flip of a hand, a child dropped a card which landed either showing the image of the ballplayer on the front or on the back with his stats. If the next child’s card lands the same way, that child has won the opponent’s card. If the cards do not match, the first player wins. I’ve never been a big fan of flipping – or, for that matter, sticking cards between the spokes of a bike wheel to generate a loud click. Both practices damaged them.

Unlike many of my friends, I didn’t just collect players from my favorite team – in my case, the Los Angeles Dodgers – and trade others. I collected stars, which meant being willing to keep players on teams I hated, like the New York Yankees. As a result, I ended up with the cards of many players who went on to join the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York – including Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Hank Aaron, Roberto Clemente, Frank Robinson, Carl Yastrzemski and Stan Musial.

When I went to college, my collection of over 1,000 cards sat in shoeboxes in my closet. I don’t remember telling my mother to keep them. But she did, with one exception. At some point, she got rid of the bulletin board above my desk. Pressed into the lower right corner was the 1955 Rookie of the Year card for my hero, Dodgers pitcher Sandy Koufax. I had ordered it directly from the company that made the cards – Topps Chewing Gum Inc in Brooklyn – for about 15 cents, sending a dime and a nickel stuck on a file card.

The Koufax card would probably be worth several thousand dollars today. DECISION TIME

In the years that followed, I rarely looked at my collection. But I’ve carried the shoeboxes around for decades, along with stamp albums and old coins I collected as a kid. When I moved to London in 1998, I started renting a series of safes in the United States to store everything. Rental fees eventually exceeded $1,000.

Then, after more than 50 years, I had to decide what to do with my baseball cards. My mother passed away in 2015. Two years ago, my sister sold her house in northern New Jersey and closed her bank account – as well as a safe I used to store my cards because I didn’t have my own United States. Account. This meant that I had to find a new reserve for my collection.

How much were my cards worth? My attempts to find out had always ended in failure. Sometime in the 1980s I took them to a baseball card show and was told they might fetch around $700. But then, just as Wall Street does from time to time, the baseball card market crashed. About a year ago I started seeing reports that the sports memorabilia market was back in vogue. I consulted a longtime friend who used to collect cards. He suggested selling my collection through Lelands, an online auction house in Matawan, New Jersey.

So, last November, my sister and I went to a mall to meet Keith Breitweiser, a company acquisition specialist. To prepare, I had gone through all the maps for the first time since my teenage years. Using an online price guide, I narrowed down the ones I thought were the most valuable, a task that took a long evening. They were nearly 450.

Keith met us in a small conference room. I lay a thick black binder containing my cards on the table. He was quick to say that these types of cards were the “bread and butter” of the auction house. He would be interested in offering them at the next sale – the “Winter Classic 2022”. I asked what he thought they were looking for.

He estimated they could cost between $3,000 and $5,000. Another specialist with more experience selling baseball cards said he thought they could fetch over $5,000. But the pair said it was hard to predict as they believed the market had already peaked. Keith also explained that Lelands would charge a 15% commission plus a fee to get about a dozen of my cards professionally graded – about $30 per card. Appraisal companies authenticate cards and rate them on a scale of 1 to 10, taking into account factors such as the condition of the edges and corners, and the centering of the images. A high rating can mean a lot more money.

Intrigued, I told Keith to go and left my cards with Lelands. “SMART MONEY”

The online auction started on February 13 and lasted for a month. My cards came in four separate bundles: 10 Mickey Mantle cards from 1958-1968, a Nolan Ryan rookie card, 40 cards with many Hall of Famers, and the remaining 379 cards. They were hardly one of the highlights of the auction. Among its 1,200 prizes, “Winter Classic 2022” included a 2000 “Championship Rookie Ticket” autographed by a young football quarterback named Tom Brady, a 1933 baseball card signed by Babe Ruth, and a 1936 card autographed by Joe DiMaggio.

My cards quickly attracted offers, however. I could follow online. After two weeks, the total of the four lots had reached $3,486. “It’s gonna heat up in the end,” texted me. “Smart money is coming late.”

With nine days to go, bidding totaled $4,469. By the final day, with around 12 hours remaining, they had hit $6,333, beating Keith’s prediction. The Mickey Mantles were worth up to $940, the Nolan Ryan rookie card was up to $777, the Hall of Famers was up to $1,832, and the remaining prize was up to $2,784. And my friend was right.

When the auction ended late in the evening of March 12 – while I was sleeping in London – the total was $7,719. The buyers, all anonymous, paid a 20% commission on top of their winning bids. This meant my cards were actually selling for $9,263, far exceeding my expectations. After subtracting the 15% seller commission on $7,719 and grading fees, I made about $6,200.

As another friend – a longtime foreign correspondent whose mother threw away her baseball cards years ago – said via text: “Home run! (Editing by Michael Williams and Paulo Prada.)

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Football-Arsenal manager Arteta signs new contract until 2025

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Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta has signed a new contract which will keep him at the London club until 2025, the Premier League side announced on Friday.

Arteta took over from Unai Emery in December 2019 and his previous deal was due to expire at the end of next season. “I’m excited, grateful and really, really happy today,” the 40-year-old told the club’s website.

“When I spoke to (manager) Josh (Kroenke) he could see the club in one place and he wanted to take the club the way I wanted to. So everything he said, and that (owner) Stan (Kroenke) said that when I was with them, they were always up to the task.” Arteta won the FA Cup with Arsenal in the 2019-20 season after beating Chelsea in the final. In his first full season in charge last year, the Spaniard led the club to eighth place in the league. Arsenal currently sit fourth and last in the Champions League with four games remaining.

“We want to take the club to the next level and really compete with the best teams. To do that, we have to play in the Champions League. We have to be able to develop the team, improve our players, improve all the departments,” Arteta added.

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Carbon-neutral World Cup is a game-changer in sporting events, Gord official says

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Qatar’s “voluntary environmental commitment” will set a new precedent both locally and internationally in terms of hosting future sporting events, an official with the Gulf Organization for Research and Development (Gord) has said.
“In FIFA history, Qatar 2022 will be the first carbon-neutral World Cup. With a sustainability advisory from Gord, the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy (SC) has taken several steps to reduce tournament GHG emissions while using carbon offset services for unavoidable emissions.
“In Qatar, we are seeing increased interest from organizers approaching the Global Carbon Council (GCC) to explore the mechanisms behind the carbon neutrality of events,” said Gord Founding Chairman Dr. Yousef al-Horr, to the Gulf Times in an interview.
Dr al-Horr stressed that the 2022 FIFA World Cup will be a “first of its kind”, thus setting a global benchmark for the organization of future World Cups and other tournaments around the world.
He also pointed out that Qatar has exceeded FIFA’s expectations, not only through its commitment to carbon neutrality, but also by taking voluntary measures as part of its commitment to environmental conservation. .
Citing Al Janoub Stadium, Dr al-Horr said the facility recently received all three green building certifications under the Global Sustainability Rating System (GSAS). The facility is now the first stadium to have all three certifications: GSAS Design & Build, GSAS Construction Management and GSAS Operations.
“The adoption of GSAS Operations was an entirely voluntary decision that Qatar plans to pursue for all eight stadiums to ensure the sustainable operation of the facilities. Globally, such initiatives will inspire future host nations and create a lasting legacy. from the State of Qatar,” he said.
He said Gord was in the process of finalizing GSAS certifications for the eight stadiums that will host FIFA supporters in 2022. Audits for GSAS operations are currently underway to assess the impact on stadium sustainability in the phase post-occupation, he noted.
To ensure environmentally responsible development and operations of temporary sites and fan zones, Gord has also developed a unique EcoLeaf GSAS for camp and festival sites as a tourism sustainability certification. It is designed to improve the performance of purpose-built temporary facilities and reduce the negative impacts generated by their activity, Dr al-Horr explained.
In the context of carbon neutrality, Dr al-Horr said Gord, with the support of SC, created the Global Carbon Council (GCC) – the Mena region’s first voluntary carbon market catalyzing the financing of the climate change mitigation globally and in particular for the region, which has remained vastly underrepresented when it comes to the use of carbon market instruments to address climate change.
“GCC credits will be used to offset host country emissions related to the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, but the legacy will continue for years to come. Today, this GCC program is the only internationally accredited program CORSIA in the countries of the South.
“It is also accredited by ICROA and has over 260 registered GHG reduction projects across the world, including local and regional projects, with the hope that this number will grow to as many as 500 projects by the end of the year. end of 2022. Collectively, over 20 million carbon credits are expected to be issued by GCC by the end of the year,” Dr. al-Horr said.
In terms of research activities, he said Gord and SC were collaborating on Al Thumama’s ‘Showcase Stadium’, originally built as part of Qatar’s bid to prove that football can be played in the Middle. East despite the difficult terrain of the region.
Since Qatar’s winning bid for the tournament, the facility has transformed beyond a showcase space. Backed by the SC, the facility currently provides a platform for Gord’s pilot-scale research and development in anticipation of supporting one of the most enduring tournaments in FIFA history, said the Dr. al-Horr.
“Essentially, the showcase site reflects SC’s position on environmental sustainability, to which the host country has demonstrated an unprecedented commitment. As a breeding ground for future technologies, Al Thumama Showcase Stadium nurtures scientific research to develop innovations in the field of environmental sustainability,” he added.
According to Dr. al-Horr, Gord and SC are also collaborating to implement GSAS in all stages. In order to mitigate as much as possible the carbon footprint related to the development of World Cup venues, the SC has chosen, after FIFA’s approval, GSAS as the green building certification system for all stadiums.
“Through the adoption of GSAS, SC introduced a life cycle approach for the first time in FIFA history by implementing sustainability best practices across all stadiums throughout the life cycle. of the facility which included the design, construction and operation phases.
“In the same vein, SC has voluntarily implemented GSAS Construction Management certification for stadiums to ensure that all contractors follow sustainability best practices during construction. With the World Cup less than a year away, stadiums are pursuing GSAS Operations certification to ensure sustainable operation and management of venues in the post-construction phase,” added Dr al-Horr.

Goal! Maradona’s ‘Hand of God’ shirt sets auction record

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The shirt worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal against England in the 1986 World Cup sold for 7.1 million pounds ($9.3 million ), the highest price ever paid at auction for a sports memorabilia.

Auctioneer Sotheby’s sold the shirt in an online auction which ended on Wednesday. He did not identify the buyer.

Maradona scored twice in the quarter-final match in Mexico City on June 22, 1986, just four years after Britain and Argentina fought a war for the Falkland Islands. The Argentine great’s first goal was ruled as a header, but the ball had bounced off Maradona’s fist, out of sight of the referee.

Maradona said afterwards that he was marked “a little with the head of Maradona, and a little with the hand of God”. Maradona’s second goal saw him dribble the ball past almost the entire England team before beating keeper Peter Shilton. In 2002, he was voted “goal of the century” in a FIFA poll.

After the match, Maradona swapped his shirt with England midfielder Steve Hodge, who gave it on long-term loan to England’s National Football Museum in Manchester before putting it up for sale.

Maradona, considered by many to be the greatest player of all time, struggled with cocaine abuse and other excesses and died in November 2020 at age 60.

The previous sports memorabilia record was $8.8 million paid at an auction in December 2019 for the manifesto that launched the modern Olympic movement. The previous sportswear record was $5.64 million for a Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey in 2019.

Sale prices include an auction house commission known as the buyer’s premium.

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Football-Leicester given injury boost ahead of Rome trip

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Leicester City have been given a major boost ahead of Thursday’s second leg of the Europa Conference League semi-final at AS Roma with manager Brendan Rodgers saying Jamie Vardy, James Maddison and Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall are available for selection. Dewsbury-Hall (calf) and Maddison (hip) missed Sunday’s 3-1 Premier League loss to Tottenham Hotspur, while Vardy came on as a substitute, making his first appearance since early March after an injury to the knee.

Leicester drew 1-1 with Roma in the first leg at home last week. “They’re fine,” Rodgers told the club’s website on Wednesday when asked about Dewsbury-Hall and Maddison. “They trained yesterday (Tuesday) and did well.”

Asked about Vardy’s fitness, he replied: “He’s doing well, so he’s fine for the game.” Leicester traveled to Rome without Wilfred Ndidi and Ryan Bertrand, with both players sidelined with knee problems.

“Everyone (the others) is available and ready,” Rodgers added. “In recent weeks, we have recovered players. But I still had to manage the group to get there. “With all the games, we had the risk of going to the semi-finals with some of our best payers unavailable .

“It was a risk which, for me, would be really too much. It was the idea of ​​making the changes. Ideally we wouldn’t do so much, but we have to look after the players until the big games. It’s our biggest game of the season.”

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The best sports games on PS5

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The PS5 is the ideal platform for sports games that any sports gamer could ask for. Many gamers were thrilled with the release of Sony’s highly anticipated PlayStation 5. The PS5 completely transforms the industry. We know that the gaming industry is constantly changing, whether through the latest updates, announcements or releases. After almost nine years of existence, the PS4 gives way to the new PS5 (for the pleasure of gamers).

Sony’s next-gen console features an all-new DualSense controller and the ability to create games. The PS5 library offers such a variety of titles that are definitely worth your time and money. This console is full of surprises, including a new gaming experience and stunning graphics.

The PS5 offers a growing selection of games. This all-new generation of consoles based on the upcoming PS5 is ready to take sports gaming to the next level.

While traditional types of bets are not built into the PS5 as it is web-based, you can still explore esports betting options with all games externally.

We’ve produced a list of the best sports games for hardcore simulations and more arcade-like adaptations that you really need to try.

The top 8 best sports games on PS5

8. Cricket 22

Cricket 22 is a 2021 cricket video game created by Big Ant Studios that features a host of revamped bowling and pitch controls with arcade-style gameplay and a new after-touch system that puts the player in control of the direction of the ball after his second inning. It offers the most robust and substantial game of cricket. Cricket 22 is shaping up to be the best cricket game we’ve ever seen, with plenty of buzz around Career Mode and Ashes. Thanks to the newly revamped tutorial sequence that makes beginner users like a pro in no time.

7. NHL 22

NHL 22 has a new ice hockey game engine as well as a visual upgrade. It represents a significant step forward in the franchise. NHL22 uses the Frostbite engine on all platforms. In some ways, having it on a PS5 makes a huge difference. NHL 22 features an expanded framework to make it more accessible, including colorblind options, menu narration, and more. When it comes to NHL games, the difference between a good game and a bad game is often minimal. The NHL is upgrading all of its venues to accommodate the new lighting engine, which offers better particle and visual effects. This revolutionary concept allows you to unleash unique player talents.

6.FIFA 22

FIFA is undoubtedly the most famous simulation video game franchise in the world, hosted by EA Sports. This game is based on HyperMotion technology. FIFA 22 will certainly impose itself on this niche. It costs more than the regular version and is available in both physical and digital formats. Additional new commentators are featured in the English edition of the game. It will have the newest kits, clubs and teams, as well as a revamped visual identity, although the mechanics and game modes will remain unchanged from to FIFA 21. We do, however, have a few titles that have officially launched for the PS5, and FIFA 22 is one of them. Users can create a team and play online or offline games in FIFA 22 Ultimate Team.

5. MLB The Show 22

MLB (Major League Baseball) The Show 22 is a great baseball game that we couldn’t be more excited to release. But he was criticized for its lack of creativity and constant feedback. Otherwise, the gameplay is still just as enjoyable, and the Road to the Show and Diamond Dynasty modes are just as compulsive as ever. Sony San Diego is exploring new ways to capture the authenticity of the sport and add even more excitement to the already exciting batting and throwing struggle. Game flow remains wonderfully smooth, but don’t be shocked if you walk around more batters than in previous versions. It is a fantastic and incredible experience.

4. Republic of Horsemen

Ubisoft’s Riders Republic is an open-world action sports game that starts with an intriguing idea. Bike Freestyle, Bike Racing, Snowboard/Ski Freestyle, Snowboard/Ski Racing, Wingsuit, and Rocket Wingsuit are among the six disciplines available in the game’s career mode. Each of them has its own set of goals to complete. In addition to its career mode, Riders Republic will feature 50+ multiplayer, including PvP, Ranked PvP, and “Tricks Battle Arena” modes. Critics were much more enthusiastic about this game.

3.NBA 2K21

NBA 2K21 is a basketball simulation video game released in 2020 and is a true showcase for the next generation of platforms. The 2K21 edition was released exclusively on the new generation of consoles, bringing with it a host of new improvements. It introduces new gameplay elements, a new shooting mechanic, and other improvements. Players can experience the excitement of stepping into the shoes of their favorite NBA players and taking their game to the next level in several exciting modes. Granted, the next-gen version is a complete package, however, it displays little to no motivation to improve significantly.

2.WWE 2K22

WWE 2K22 offers a better wrestling story mode than most previous WWE 2K games. Many incredible moments reminiscent of the excitement of professional wrestling are real and WWE fans will surely enjoy the gameplay, especially as each Superstar’s moves reflect their true range of maneuvers and approaches. WWE 2K’s MyCareer mode was renamed MyRISE and included different stories for male and female superstars. WWE 2K22’s other major update to WWE 2K22’s wrestling basics is the overhaul of the punch/grapple system, which is significantly more combo-focused than in previous years and adopts a few more conventional fighting game concepts. Combat is further enhanced by a series of vastly improved camera angles that better frame the action. The redesign of the strike/grapple system is significantly more combo-focused as the intensity will never diminish.

1. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Enjoy the glory days of skateboarding with the most legendary games ever made in the Tony Hawk series. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater is the iconic skate game of all time. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater and Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 2 are updated in Pro Skater 1+2. Its gameplay is based on classic arcade games. Accordingly, the object of the games is to acquire a high score or collect particular things. To advance in the game, the player must complete tasks and unlock levels. To get scores, the player must complete and combine jumps, flips, grinds, lips, and manuals, with each successful execution adding to the player’s total score. If you’re tired of playing alone, you can challenge a friend via local multiplayer.

Maybe all you want to see is your favorite team winning the big game and playing in the world’s biggest competitions alongside the world’s biggest players. From cricket and football to skateboarding and wrestling, these hugely popular sports could be the best available on PS5.

New PS4 tournaments feature iconic combat, FPS and sports games

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As we look back on the past year, we are grateful for the growth of our community of competitive players and excited for what lies ahead. Over the next couple of months, we’ll be delivering a collection of new competitive PlayStation Tournament schedules offering new opportunities for look, to learnand cheek.

A look back at PS4 tournaments in 2021

Last year was our most eventful and competitive year yet. PlayStation players walked away with over $5 million in prize money from over 8,000 tournaments. We’ve also seen over 500,000 entrants win a prize from our competitions – a number we aim to beat in 2022.

We were excited to bring you the Flash Round tournaments recently. These are fast-paced competitions with no brackets or eliminations. With each round lasting just one match, players can compete in multiple flash rounds to rack up as many wins as possible and get bigger prizes at the end of the tournament. You can register for Flash Rounds by FIFA 22 or NBA 2K22 either on the Competition Center or on a PS4* console.

Upcoming programs on PS4

In our upcoming competitions, players can expect less waiting between play times, new formats, expanded prize pools, and more chances to win prizes, including PlayStation-themed avatars and themes. PS4 just for their participation. Here’s a look at some new and upcoming programs coming to PlayStation Tournaments, with many more to come.

Register for PlayStation tournaments at competition.playstation.com or visit the Events tab on PS4.

  • Apex Legends Master Circuit: Our Apex Legends Master Circuit is an epic eight-week competition offering players a chance to win a share of $10,000 in cash prizes and a PS5 console. The circuit culminates in a massive final, which you can reach by earning points in weekly qualifiers or by participating in bi-weekly two-day mini-tournaments called Slay Days. The best players and teams from the qualifiers and Slay Days will have the chance to compete in the finals for the grand prize.

Season 1 will take place in North America and Europe from May 16 to July 15**.

  • Rainbow Six Siege Open Series: You can sign up for Rainbow Six Siege: Open Series for a chance to become a champion. It’s a great opportunity to connect with other competitors and keep improving your game. We’re updating the series with a player-friendly upgrade that includes bigger prize pools, more opportunities to win prices and a faster experience.

New Rainbow Six Siege Open Series updates are now live and monthly tournaments are available in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, Australia & New Zealand and the Middle East .

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  • FIFA 22 PlayStation Plus Challenges: FIFA 22 is now available to download during the month of May for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Choose your team, head to the field and face new rivals. Download the game and take part in PlayStation Plus challenges to win new prizes throughout the month. For more information and to register, visit competition.playstation.com or check the events tab on your PS4.

These tournaments will be available from May 2-31 for PlayStation Plus subscribers in North America, Europe and Latin America***.

  • FGC Fight Nights: The fighting game community is always ready to show off their skills and win big. That’s why we introduced “Fight Nights”. These tournaments provide even more chances to win prizes and make a name for yourself in PlayStation live streams. Titles currently featured include Guilty Gear -Strive-, Mortal Kombat 11, Soul Calibur VI, Tekken 7, and Under Night In-Birth.

This month’s Fight Nights begin May 4 and are available every month****.

  • Call of Duty: Vanguard: Open Series: Call of Duty always offers intense action and competition. We mix our Open Series tournaments with new monthly modes alternating between Search & Destroy, Hardpoint and Control. Each of these formats will come with larger prize pools, giving players more to take home each month.

Updates will go live on May 2, and tournaments will be available weekly in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia-Pacific, and the Middle East. May feature Hardpoint mode.

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  • Madden Summer Scrimmage: Just because it’s off season doesn’t mean you can’t hone your skills and compete. This is an epic tournament where winners will represent and play as their favorite NFL team in weekly club tournaments for the chance to win cash prizes, PS5 consoles, and more.

Available now only in North America until July 30.

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Bears Great fired from Chicago sports website after allegedly ‘physically attacking’ co-worker | NFL

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Former Chicago Bears center Olin Kreutz was fired from his job at CHGO Sports on Monday after the site said he “physically assaulted” a co-worker there, according to reports.

“On Monday morning an incident occurred in which Olin Kreutz physically attacked a CHGO employee,” he said in a post on Twitter. “Effective today, Olin Kreutz is no longer with CHGO. While we were shocked by the incident, we are grateful that the employee is doing well. The health and safety of our employees is of the utmost concern. utmost importance and we will not tolerate any action that would endanger this.”

And Kreutz seemed to kind of own it on Twitter, retweet the CHGO post with an oft-used Mike Tyson meme that reads, “Social media has made you all too comfortable to disrespect people and not get punched in the face for it.”

Kreutz, who played center for the Bears for 14 seasons, also works for NBC Sports Chicago. He worked for CHGO Sports over the weekend with his NFL Draft coverage.

He was a six-time Pro Bowler for the Bears and was selected to the 2000s NFL All-Decade Team.

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How to Install Barstool Sports App on Firestick/Fire TV, Roku, etc.

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This tutorial is about installing Barstool Sports app on Firestick/Fire TV, Roku, etc. We will do our best for you to understand this guide. I hope you will like this blog How to Install Barstool Sports App on Firestick/Fire TV, Roku, etc.. If your answer is yes, please share after reading this.
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Barstool Sports is one of the great brands bringing you the latest news and viral highlights from bloggers. It also lets you stream live video, podcasts, blogs, sports betting, pop culture, and other entertainment content. This app has several famous bloggers like El Presidente, Big Cat, KFC, Kmarki and other popular bloggers that provide you entertaining content to watch for free. That’s it! You have successfully installed the Barstool Sports.

The two main investors are Chernin Group and Penn National Gaming. In fact, the association of Barstool Sports and Penn National Gaming has been one of the historical associations, since they are among the big brands. It has a simple and easy to use interface with awesome features for you and works well on various devices.

How to Install Barstool Sports App on Firestick/Fire TV

  • From your device’s home screen, hover over the search icon and type “Barstool Sports”, then select the first option.
  • Select the Barstool Sports app under Apps & Games
  • Click Get or Download
  • After installation, you can choose to open the Barstool application. But for this example, we suggest holding down the home button on your remote
  • Choose apps
  • However, on the Barstool app and select Move
  • Place the Barstool Sports app in your apps and channels where you prefer
  • Launch Sports Stool
  • You have successfully installed the Barstool Sports app on your Firestick/Fire TV device.
  • You will notice the different categories to choose from!

How to Install Barstool Sports App on Roku

  • Start your Roku device and select Search
  • Enter “Barstool Sports” in the search bar
  • Click on the first Barstool Sports option that appears
  • Click Add Channel
  • Click OK when this message appears.
  • Return to the Roku home screen and locate Barstool in your channel list
  • If you want to move your channel up, select Move Channel
  • Click the OK button on your remote to place the bar stool where you want it.
  • You have successfully installed the Barstool Sports app on your Roku device.

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Written to Commissioner to act on encroachments: Mayor of EDMC

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East Delhi Mayor Shyam Sunder Aggarwal said on Monday he had written to the City Commissioner of EDMC urging him to ‘take action and not just inspect’ sites where encroachments are found .

His statement comes amid anti-encroachment campaigns by civic bodies in various parts of the city over the past few days.

An anti-encroachment campaign is underway but there is some “backlog at the departmental level”, Aggarwal said in a statement released by the East Delhi Mayor’s office.

“To find a permanent solution to congestion, it is important to remove any encroachment,” he said.

”So, to speed things up, I wrote a letter to the municipal commissioner and the deputy commissioner urging them to act and not just inspect the sites where encroachments are noted,” the mayor said.

On Friday, Aggarwal said action against the encroachment would continue and no “illegal activity” would be allowed on behalf of “Rohingyas and Bangladeshis”.

Interacting with reporters here, he also denounced the opposition AAP in the BJP-led East Delhi Municipal Corporation and accused their members of first complaining about encroachment and then to “scream” when the body took action.

The encroachment issue has become a flashpoint between the BJP and the AAP in recent times, especially since the BJP-led northern society bulldozed the “illegal encroachment” in the Jahangirpuri area in prey to violence, sparking widespread outrage.

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Volunteers are the backbone of sporting events | local sports

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It was National Volunteer Week in Canada recently and it’s the perfect time to celebrate the incredible contributions of volunteers.

If there are two words that go hand in hand, it is volunteering and sport. It is only fitting that the official announcement that Thunder Bay will host the 2024 Ontario Winter Games took place during this special week, as for this event to take place it will depend on the expertise and the dedication of more than 700 volunteers.

Scheduled to take place from February 16 to 24, 2024, around 3,500 participants will take part in no less than 27 sports taking place in 18 different venues.

The bid’s slogan was Return to the North. The last time the event was held in this area was in December 1974, meaning they will return after 50 years away.

Knowing the incredible dedication and resilience of volunteers in our local sporting community, I imagine some of the people who worked on the 1974 event will be lining up to help with the 2024 competition.

Thunder Bay has hosted a number of large-scale sporting events over the years that have required a number of volunteers, with the 2020 Special Olympics Canada Winter Games and the 2022 Scotties Tournament of Hearts not being just two of our most recent efforts.

Volunteering to help out with a sporting event in your community isn’t always an easy task, especially if you’ve taken on the leadership of a committee.

In fact, as anyone involved in the world of event management will tell you, it’s one of the most stressful jobs around. That’s why it’s all the more amazing to me that so many people are willing to give their time and talents to help out as sports volunteers, their only goal being the desire to put on a great event and proudly present their hometown.

While large-scale events require a certain number of volunteers for a specific period of time, the contributions of our sports volunteers occur every day.

Simply put, organized sport cannot exist without the thousands of volunteers and corresponding hours they donate every year.

Thunder Bay athletes continually make headlines for their success in the world of sport and they are there because of the selfless efforts of volunteers.

Every time a champion hoists a trophy or bites into a gold medal, a volunteer has played a part in helping them on their way to victory.

Behind every athlete is an army of volunteers who serve in a variety of roles such as coaching and officiating, serving on boards of directors, and fundraising to help pay for the ever-increasing expenses of running a sports team. or a league.

Of course, we also cannot forget the number of parents and other family members and friends who make those early morning drives for training or long drives to tournaments, often during cold winter days.

In my capacity as Executive Director of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame for the past 36 years and through my involvement in a number of sporting events from the local to the national level, I have had the privilege of meeting and working with hundreds, if not thousands, of volunteers.

My work has also allowed me to help recognize some people for their role as volunteer sport builders who have selflessly dedicated their lives to providing sporting opportunities to their communities.

We have inducted nearly 100 people into the builder category, some for their volunteer contributions and others for reaching the pinnacle of their sport as a professional coach or administrator.

In the category of volunteer builders, there are two of our inductees from the early days of the sport in Port Arthur who were sport builders in the truest sense of the word.

Acting as a primary fundraiser, organizer and manager, Hilda Donati helped establish Thunder Bay’s first Peewee Hockey League which, according to some reports, was also the first of its kind in Canada.

In its first year of operation, Hilda’s League, as it was known, consisted of eight teams, with each of the players personally selected, assigned and equipped by Donati.

Tom Crompton Sr. encouraged her along the way, who, in addition to his contributions to the sport of football-football as an official and organizer in the early 1900s, organized his own midget hockey team which played on what became known as Crompton’s Rink.

Every time we hold an induction ceremony where we honor a sport-building volunteer, they are often truly touched by the fact that they are being recognized for their contribution.

I encourage anyone involved in a sports group in our region who knows someone who has dedicated themselves to developing their sport above all others, to submit their name and a summary of their contributions to the selection committee. of the NWOSHOF for review for possible induction.

Speaking of volunteers and people who give of themselves to support the sport, I have to give a big thank you to Hall of Fame inductee Vern Stenlund and his sister Carol Kajorinne.

They recently held an online art auction, featuring over 50 works of art they’ve created and donated for sale, all in support of the North West Sports Hall of Fame. of Ontario.

The event ended with a reception at the Sports Hall of Fame on April 23 to see the final submissions arrive. In the end, nearly $11,000 was raised to help in our efforts to preserve and honor our regional sporting heritage.

As National Volunteer Week draws to a close, I would like to personally thank all those volunteers who continue to give one of their most precious assets, their time, to help the world of sport.

Know that your efforts are greatly appreciated. It is thanks to you that Thunder Bay and Northwestern Ontario have such a vibrant sport community and a rich and proud sporting heritage.

Until next time, keep this pride of sports history alive and stay safe.

Diane Imrie is the Executive Director of the Northwestern Ontario Sports Hall of Fame.

Golf pro Geordie explains how his cutting-edge sports app could benefit teams such as Newcastle United

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Gosforth-based golf pro champions new app for pros and sport fanatics

A Geordie golf professional at the center of a cutting-edge social and professional sports app has explained how he hopes teams such as Newcastle United can make the most of his services.

Steve Bainbridge has been an elite golf professional and coach for over 34 years.

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The Gosforth-born golfer runs two academies in the area at the Northumberland Golf Club and the Golf Hub, as well as much further afield.

Steve said: “I’ve been a golf pro for 35 years now.

“I turned pro right out of school at 16 and worked with tour players for about 14 years.

“Once I was done doing my time on the tour, I looked to start golf academies.

“We started in London and then expanded to Portugal, where I moved in 2016 to set this one up before returning in 2019.”

He had gone from one-on-one coaching to working with groups of people who planted the seed of the app, called oneXp, in Steve’s head.

He explained: “The hardest thing for me was, after coaching for eight straight hours, coming home and doing another two hours of client communication and watching the swings and analyzing them – i was spending so much extra time working and not with my family and not even giving the best service.

“The concept came from wanting to make my life and my staff’s life easier but, fundamentally, to better communicate with customers and give them a better experience.”

The app is already up and running, but has a long way to go with Steve launching it as a social platform in May.

A photo of the technical side of the application in action

He said: “At the moment we are very much a coach and a client, but the concept is basically to become an adult sports Facebook.

“I’m 51, I’m crazy about sports and I hate Facebook. Sport is my life, my job, my interest, I watch it, I play it and I’m at St. James’ Park all the time.

“I want a platform that’s relevant to me and that’s what we’re trying to build.

“Video is still available, but you can talk to friends and do everything Facebook does too.”

Steve is a huge sports fan and has big plans for the app’s growth

For those who want to dabble in the technical side of the app, Steve, who supports Magpies, gave an overview of what clubs such as Newcastle United could use it for.

He said: “If we take a penalty taker, Callum Wilson for example.

“Callum is going to take a penalty and in training you would have a camera behind him and a camera in front of him.

“When he was practicing taking them, you would press a button on your watch to record and stop recording, and then those two streams would show up on the same screen.

The app could help professionals such as Callum Wilson (Image: Getty Images)

“If you hit the sync button, they go live and sync together. It almost creates a 3D view.

“The real reason we incorporated heart rate is to allow coaches to monitor technique under pressure.

“Let’s say he’s training with Dubravka tomorrow before the weekend game and his heart rate is 95 bpm.

“Then the coach on the side will film him taking a penalty against Liverpool on Saturday, and the heartbeat will go… it’s 170 bpm.

“From their data analytics platform, they can pull that out and start monitoring anxiety and pressure.”

Celebrating vee-ohn-yay – The Royal Gazette

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Condrieu, the homeland of Viognier

International Viognier Day is celebrated annually on April 29.

There are probably many discussions about how to pronounce the name of this grape variety which, in percentage terms, has grown much more than any other in the last fifty years.

If you check online, you can see “vee-aa-nyay”, “vee-own-yay”, “vee-ON-yay”. Admittedly, the least successful essay I’ve heard locally is “wog-ner”.

Years of enjoying wines from this fruit source have made me settle for “vee-ohn-yay,” and I maintain that’s probably okay.

I think I’m also right to say that in 1975, when I first entered the wine business, there was perhaps only one vineyard left of this beautiful varietal in the whole world.

When Jancis Robinson wrote the book Grapes & Wines in 1985, she said the Viognier hardly deserved a mention because she could only find 80 acres in total.

We can definitely call it “the comeback child” with worldwide plantings of around 35,000 acres. One account I found said there were only 17 acres left in 1965; it was very close to extinction!

I like the saying: “Viognier is for those of us who like to stop and smell the flowers. Honeysuckle, mandarin, mango, mayflower, vanilla, nutmeg and clove. The one that usually identifies it to me is the delicious ripe peach and physical stickiness that gives it a creamy feel that you can literally see when the wine is poured.

The legend says that the Roman emperor Probus brought this grape variety to France, and we will start with that of the AOC de Condrieu where it is the only grape variety authorized to be planted, and only with old strains which maintain the richness of this grape variety.

The total vineyard area of ​​this small appellation on the steep northern slopes of the Rhone Valley is only around 420 acres and it is considered the spiritual home of Viognier.

Our 2019 Chapoutier Condrieu Guest is produced by a leading family of Rhône winegrowers for over 200 years, since 1808. They are today the leaders in the field of biodynamics throughout France.

Pour and observe its deep golden yellow with green highlights. The nose is very fruity with exotic fruits (pineapple), acacia flower, lychee, apricot and white peach and it is round and full with a good length in the mouth and a final touch of vanilla. .

The soils of the vineyard are composed of altered schists and granites which are revealed in the wine by an aromatic power and a great complexity. This type of soil also gives the wine freshness and minerality.

If you have Asian or Oriental food, this is perfection. Simply sipping it is also a pleasure. Critic Jeb Dunnock gives it a very credible 94/100. $62 (Stock #9450).

Now we only move a few meters from the old limit of Condrieu and the same family offer you Chapoutier La Combe Pilate Viognier 2019 and while their winemaker observes, decides and guides, they allow Mother Nature to have the last word.

The soils of the Chapoutier estate know neither pesticides nor herbicides, the floral growth of the vine is essential. The natural cycles of the earth, sun and moon are also taken into account, as required by the principles of biodynamic agriculture.

After harvest, direct pressing of the whole bunches followed by a selection of the best juices from the pressing. Settling followed by fermentation in old 600 liter oak barrels followed by aging for 8 to 9 months in stainless steel vats.

The wine undergoes a malolactic fermentation and a very light batonnage of the lees (batonnage) during the first months of ageing. As with all Chapoutier wines, this wine bears Braille on the label.

I haven’t mentioned what you can see, smell or taste because you can pay $27 and experience the pleasure of your own impressions, which I promise will be favorable. (Stock #9438).

My go-to Viognier over the years has been Chapoutier Domaine des Granges Mirabel Viognier and I’m not the only one, because we came out of the 2018 vintage that we have on our list.

I do want to mention the 2020 vintage though, as it is expected to arrive in May. The cellar tells us that it is quite deep greenish yellow with aromas of apricot, pear and marmalade. Their sommelier offers seafood, including salmon as an accompaniment.

Like the others here, it has the Demeter symbol on the label to say it has been certified biodynamic.

I often like the tone of reviews that have been translated into English from another language and here is one about this wine from Europe: “Pear aroma on the first nose, an elegant backdrop here with a good tone clear, pleasant and decisive. The palate is good; it’s great to have a clear Viognier. The exotic fruits come together halfway. Ace wine!

Our stock is #9454 oneAnd if you find a bottle of the 2018 in one of our stores, the price is $24.55.

If we travel to the New World, the only example I can offer you is 2020 Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc/Viognier blend that has been for many years now, the best-selling wine, in the crates, from this iconic Napa Valley winery.

Canadian writer Natalie MacLean comments, “Pine Ridge 2020 is great value. A dynamic blend of Chenin Blanc and Viognier, the grapes for this vintage come from the banks of the Sacramento River in Clarksburg with Viognier wine grapes from California’s Lodi wine region.

“Dry, lush and medium-bodied with flavors of ripe apple, passion fruit, ginger and citrus on the palate. Refrigerate and enjoy with grilled pork chops. Chenin blanc viognier pairings: seafood fondue, grilled chicken, grilled shellfish.

A nice refresher for the upcoming weather for $24.75 (Stock No. 6037).

This column is an infomercial for Burrows Lightbourn Ltd. Contact Michael Robinson at mrobinson@bll.bm. Burrows Lightbourn has stores in Hamilton (Front Street East, 295-1554) and Paget (Harbour Road, 236-0355). Visit www.wineonline.bm

Tiger Woods heads to Southern Hill for PGA practice round

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Tiger Woods flew to Oklahoma for a practice round at Southern Hills, the first step in deciding if he can play in the PGA Championship.

The 18-hole walking practice round took place three weeks before the start of the PGA Championship to be held May 19-22 at Southern Hills in Tulsa.

Golf Channel reported that Southern Hills head pro Cary Cozby was caddying for Woods on Thursday. After the practice rounds, the PGA of America posted a photo on Twitter of Woods and Cozby looking at the distance book.

Tulsa television station KOTV showed an aerial view of Woods’ putting. He wore a black compression sleeve on his right leg. Ken MacLeod, publisher of ‘Golf Oklahoma’ magazine, was in Southern Hills and a photo he posted showed 10 Oklahoma PGA junior league members who were being honored gathered on the 18th green as Woods teeed off on the n ° 10.

Woods made a remarkable return to golf at the Masters after his Feb. 23, 2021, car accident outside Los Angeles broke his right leg and ankle bones. In his first competition and walking a course, he made the cut for the 22nd time in a row, although he tired over the weekend and his limp was more noticeable in the rounds when he shot 78 -78. He finished in 47th place out of the 52 players who made the cut.

Southern Hills last hosted a major tournament in 2007, when Woods won the PGA Championship for the second straight year and fourth time overall. That week he recorded his lowest score in a major, a 63 in the second round with a birdie putt that spun in and out of the cup on the final hole.

Woods has left Augusta National unsure of when he will play next, although he has confirmed he will be at the British Open at St. Andrews this summer.

He entered the PGA Championship and the US Open at Brookline in June, although it was a formality as an exempt player.

Woods’ move was picked up by websites tracing his private plane from South Florida to Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as a photo on Twitter showing the plane on the tarmac.

It didn’t generate the same buzz as when he traveled to Augusta National a week before the Masters, unsure then if he would play the first major of the year.

Southern Hills isn’t as strenuous a walk as Augusta National, except for the steep drop off the first and 10th tees and the inevitable climb back to the clubhouse, with only a slight rise in the process of road.

Although tired after the Masters, Woods could only imagine himself getting better.

“I don’t quite have the stamina that I would have liked to have, but a few weeks ago I didn’t even know if I was going to play in this event,” he said after the final. in Augusta. National.

“To go from there to here, we are excited about the future prospects, about training, about getting into this gym and doing other things to strengthen my leg, which we don’t couldn’t do because it needed more time to heal. Similar to the Masters, Woods likely won’t decide to play for the PGA Championship until this week.

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Calling all student entrepreneurs – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 28, 2022 9:35 PM

The Bermuda Economic Development Corporation is accepting applications for its fifth annual Student Entrepreneur Summer Program.

The SSEP provides students aged 16-23 with the resources and support needed to start, grow and sustain their own business.

The eight-week initiative will run from July 4 to August 26.

The program is designed to make young Bermudians the next wave of entrepreneurs on the island.

A maximum of 15 students will receive educational training, a weekly financial stipend and start-up funds to run their businesses, the BEDC said.

In addition to initial training, BEDC staff will continue to support students to ensure they maximize the experience and earn as much as they can during the summer months.

The three participants with the highest profits will win an additional financial reward.

Deshun Simmons, Program Manager and Deputy Head of Communications and Development at BEDC, said: “The goal of the program is not only to help participants earn money over the summer, but also to instill in them an entrepreneurial spirit that will help them prepare. for their future working in business or as entrepreneurs.

Businesses started last year by students included luxury soy candles, herbal skincare, clothing and lifestyle brand, furniture renovation, Japanese anime clothing and bubble tea.

2021 SSEP graduate and profit winner Marli Spriggs of BookSpace said, “I think BEDC’s SSEP was an ideal starting point to propel me into a strong entrepreneurial momentum, preparing me for my own future endeavours.”

Mr. Simmons added, “The SSEP is a great opportunity for students with entrepreneurial aspirations to put their business ideas to the test.

“The program provides them with a week of intensive entrepreneurship training that shifts their mindset to prepare them for the weeks ahead of being their own boss. I look forward to receiving submissions and seeing the creative and diverse ideas that our young people come up with to implement during their summer vacation. »

Applications are accepted until Sunday, June 5 online at www.bedc.bm.

Marli Spriggs (Akil Simmons File Photo)

Deshun Simmons, program manager and deputy head of communications and development at BEDC (file photo)

A Norwich sex offender took photos of girls at sporting events

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Published:
4:43 PM April 28, 2022



Update:
13:44 29 April 2022

A Norfolk runner who has admitted indecent image offenses has taken close-up photos of girls wearing tight shorts at running and gym events.

David Murrell, 46, a former member of a Norwich-based running club, uploaded hundreds of indecent images of children.

Norwich Crown Court heard and uploaded footage to the internet Murrell also took pictures of children himself at running and gymnastics events.


Norwich Crown Court
– Credit: Archant

Chris Youell, prosecuting, said photos taken by the defendant of real girls at running events in June and August 2019 included girls wearing “tight running shorts and sports bras”.

Murrell also took photos of girls at gymnastics events in December 2019 with the images showing “close-ups of the genital areas.”

The court heard photos of the children were found in a ‘hidden’ folder on her phone that was part of a secret app that needed a PIN to access it.

Mr Youell said Murrell was arrested by police after an indecent Category B image of a child uploaded by the defendant led officers to execute a search warrant at his home in July 2020.

Devices including a cell phone and a hard drive were recovered and searched and found to contain indecent images of children.

He was found to have uploaded and taken indecent images of children over a three-year period between 2017 and 2020.

Some of the images were category A, the most severe, but there were also category B and C images found.

These included 501 category C images, of which 424 were downloaded from the internet and 77 taken by the defendant, some of which were duplicates.

Police also recovered conversations the accused had with other people online, including one where he discussed “child sexual abuse”.

Mr Youell said: “There was clearly something deep in his life where he fantasized about young children and young girls.

“He was talking about it on the internet, taking pictures and uploading pictures.”

Murrell, of Camperdown in Great Yarmouth, appeared in court on Thursday April 28 after admitting three counts of making an indecent image of a child and one count of distributing an indecent image of a child.

He also pleaded guilty to six counts of taking indecent photos of a child.

The mother of one of the children who had their photo taken read a victim impact statement in which she described the police knock on the door.

She said it was something she would “never forget” and felt “like her world had stopped”.

The woman said, “It’s something I don’t really think I’ll get over.”

She also described in court the “confusion” and “sheer terror” as well as the “disbelief and disgust” she felt.

The woman added that she lay awake at night ‘worrying about what might have happened if he hadn’t been caught’.

The father of another victim in the case described ‘dismay’ at what happened and he felt and hoped Murrell would get the help he needed.

Damien Moore, mitigating, said nothing he could say could ‘undo the damage Mr Murrell did’.

Mr Moore said Murrell wanted to apologize to the parents of the children involved and to the children themselves.

He said the defendant was ‘a completely broken man’ who had ‘lost everything’ and was going to have to live the rest of his life with ‘shame and embarrassment’ from the offenses he had committed.

Mr Moore said Murrell was ‘at rock bottom’ after going down a ‘self-destructive path’ and needed help and rehabilitation.

He said the defendant “knows he needed to be punished and was ready for it”, but urged the court to consider a non-custodial sentence.

Judge Katharine Moore adjourned sentencing until Wednesday, May 4, but warned Murrell that “the threshold for detention had been crossed by a country mile.”


Katharine Moore, newly appointed criminal judge, the first female permanent criminal judge

Judge Katharine Moore
– Credit: copyright: Archant 2014

Judge Moore took him into custody until next week due to concerns about his welfare.

It is understood Murrell was a member of the Norfolk Gazelles racing club, but was no longer entitled to be a member when the allegations emerged.

Top games and sporting events this month: May 2022

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Jeremy Peña and the ‘Stros take to the field with fun gifts in May | Courtesy of the Houston Astros

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

May brings lots of fun goodies to Minute Maid Park, the more Dynamo and Dash get into the groove of their seasons, UH baseball wraps up a strong year at home plate, the SaberCats aim for the playoffs, and much more is on the way. way to the stadiums around the city.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights of this month’s sports calendar, but you can read more about the 365 Houston schedule.

Top 12 games and sporting events this month: May 2022

  • Houston Dash vs. San Diego Wave at PNC Stadium | Sunday May 1 – The Dash return to the field for their home opener of the NWSL regular season, taking on the league’s newest expansion franchise, San Diego Wave, which features American football legend Alex Morgan. $15 and up. 6 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Detroit Tigers at Minute Maid Park | From Thursday May 5 to Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8 – Former manager AJ Hinch returns to Houston for a four-weekend streak that includes freebies like a Jose Altuve 1970s rainbow jersey on Friday, an Altuve bobblehead on Saturday and an infinity scarf in the afternoon of mothers day. $15 and up. Hours vary.
  • Ponies & Petals Cup: Mother’s Day at the Houston Polo Club | Mother’s Day, Sunday May 8 – Get ready for a special Mother’s Day game, complete with ladies’ best hat contest, door prizes, expert announcement, halftime champagne divot and music from live flamenco guitar. Individual court tickets are $32.50; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2-20 guests range from $89-$895. 5 p.m.
Put on your most decorative hat and hit the polo field for Mother’s Day | Courtesy of Houston Polo Club
  • Houston SaberCats vs. Utah Warriors at Aveva Stadium | Saturday May 14 – In their penultimate home game of the season, the SaberCats are looking to make a strong playoff push against a struggling Utah team. $15 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Nashville SC at PNC Stadium | Saturday May 14 – Two Western Conference teams square off on the field at the PNC when Dynamo hosts Nashville SC in a Saturday night showdown. $10 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • College Baseball: Houston Cougars vs. Rice Owls at Schroeder Park | tuesday may 17 – After posting a solid winning record, the Coogs will host Rice in their final home game of the season, before wrapping up in North Carolina. $10 and up. 6:30 p.m.
  • AEW dynamite & Carnage at the Fertitta Center | Wednesday May 18 – All Elite Wrestling is hosting a doubleheader event at the Fertitta Center on the University of Houston campus, featuring a roster of top-flight wrestling talent like CM Punk, Sting, Thunder Rosa and more. Remaining tickets start at $50, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Seattle Sounders FC at PNC Stadium | Wednesday May 18 – With a third of the season down, the Dynamo will be looking to fend off a challenge in the Western Conference table from a strong Seattle team. $14 and up. 7:30 p.m.
All Elite Wrestling descends on Fertitta Center with double event | Courtesy of AEW
  • Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park | From Thursday 19 May to Sunday 22 May – With the Rangers in town for the weekend, the ‘Stros are hosting several days of giveaways, including a Chewbacca cooler on Thursdays star wars Night, an Orbit jersey on Friday, a Yuli Gurriel bobblehead on Saturday, and a limited keychain on Sunday afternoon. $15 and up. Hours vary.
  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Oklahoma City Dodgers at Constellation Field | From Friday 20 May to Sunday 22 May – This three-weekend series sees the Dodgers come to town with a special fireworks celebration on Friday, followed by Armed Forces Day – and a jersey giveaway – on Saturday. $8 and up. Hours vary.
  • Run Houston! Clear Lake 5K & 10K at the University of Houston–Clear Lake | Sunday May 22 – Get your legs moving at the next Run Houston event! series, which sends runners on 5K and 10K courses from the UH–Clear Lake campus to Bay Area Boulevard and back. Starting at $40, children can also enroll in the 1K class. $60 and up. 8 a.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. North Carolina Courage at PNC Stadium | Sunday May 29 – In only their second home game of the season, the Dash are returning from a road trip to face the Courage in an interconference matchup on Memorial Day weekend. $12 and up. 6 p.m.
Run Houston! returns to Clear Lake in late May | Courtesy of Run Houston!

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American basketball importer Adams named Australian NBL MVP

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American point guard Jaylen Adams has been named Australia’s National Basketball League (NBL) Most Valuable Player after helping the Sydney Kings qualify for the playoffs in his first season. The 25-year-old averaged 20.1 points, 6.1 assists and 5.1 rebounds during the 2021-22 regular season as the Kings finished third in the standings to win a semifinal series against the Illawarra Hawks.

Adams, who played 44 NBA games for the Atlanta Hawks, Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trailblazers before calling on his talents Down Under, said it was an honor to receive the Andrew Gaze Trophy as the best 10 team league player. “I want to thank my teammates, without them it was definitely not possible,” he said in a video message on the league’s website (nbl.com.au/).

“We got a special group of guys, bro, that wouldn’t want to go to war with anybody else. Let’s end this thing strong.” Adams garnered 105 votes to win the award ahead of fellow American and MVP of the past two seasons, Bryce Cotton, who plays for the Perth Wildcats.

Coach of the Year honors went to American Scott Roth after guiding the Tasmanian JackJumpers to the playoffs in their rookie season, leaving the Wildcats without a postseason game for the first time in 35 years. The JackJumpers will face defending champions Melbourne United in their best-of-three semi-final series, which begins later on Thursday.

The Kings will face the Hawks in their playoff opener in Wollongong on Friday.

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Putin says Russia is ready to host sporting events ‘without discrimination’

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The Football-Barcelona victory was a turning point for Eintracht-Trapp

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Eintracht Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp has said their surprise heavyweight elimination from Barcelona in the last eight Europa League stages was a turning point as they headed into Thursday’s semi-final, the game go to West Ham United. The Germans, winners of the competition in 1980, stunned Barcelona 3-2 in the second leg in Spain after a 1-1 draw in Germany as more than 25,000 of their supporters flocked to the Camp Nou.

“We worked hard for those moments to have them right now,” Trapp said during an online press conference on Tuesday. “For us it was a special game. Barcelona are one of the biggest names in world football. We knocked them out in two games. We didn’t lose to them.

“It was quite difficult. It was a key moment for us. They were clear favorites to win easily against us. We showed that it is not easy to play against us.” Thursday will be the second time these sides have met in the semi-finals of European competition after West Ham won the previous home and away game to reach the 1976 Cup Winners’ Cup final.

“We know West Ham will be a different game to Barcelona, ​​but the atmosphere is great. It’s the semi-finals, one step before the final. Everyone is really focused and you can feel the concentration. is what you need before a game like this,” Trapp added. The Germans, who also reached the last four in 2019 losing to Chelsea, have shone on the European stage but at home they are likely to miss out. international football next season, occupying ninth place in the Bundesliga table.

Trapp said their domestic form in 2022 was disappointing but the possibility of a Europa League final was their immediate target. “In the second half of the season we only won three games, well below our expectations,” Trapp said. “It is what it is. At the same time, we are playing a semi-final in the Europa League. A huge goal in front of us.

“We want to go all-in, we want to go to the final. West Ham have the same style of play as us, very aggressive and physical. We have to fight, be disciplined and concentrate hard for these two games.”

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CBS Sports App: Scores, News, Mobile Highlights for Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey and Soccer

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If you want to know everything about your favorite teams and sports, and want to know it first, the CBS Sports app is the best sports app for scores, news, live events and more. With the CBS Sports app, you can get personalized sports news and video highlights from your favorite teams, leagues, and athletes right on your mobile device. With streaming access to all live events and games from CBS, CBS Sports Network, and Paramount+ in one place, you don’t have to miss a second of the action. Download the CBS Sports app here.

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With verified TV service provider or Paramount+ login credentials connected to your CBS Sports app, you’ll have access to SEC Football, Masters, PGA Championship, PGA TOUR, NCAA Basketball, NFL and more still close at hand.

The CBS Sports mobile app has also extended global football coverage to the UEFA Champions and Europa Leagues, Serie A, Concacaf World Cup Qualifiers, Concacaf Nations League and at the NWSL, among others.

When you can’t watch the game live, the CBS Sports app offers tons of ways to get the latest sports news from the teams you love.

CBS Sports HQ provides 24/7 live news, highlights, fantasy sports information and betting tips, and it can be found streaming anytime on the app. You’ll also get access to SportsLine’s Vegas Insiders, daily Fantasy Football Today content, and everything else you might need to make sure you crush your sports betting and fantasy leagues. You can find CBS Sports HQ streaming in the “Watch” tab anytime.

How to get the latest sports scores and statistics

If you’re just looking for the latest scores and stats, the CBS Sports app has an easy-to-use interface that lets you view a variety of leagues. If you’re looking for football, basketball, baseball, soccer news, or any other live updates on the teams and leagues you care about, the CBS Sports app has you covered. With the “My Teams” tab, you can customize your app to give you all the information you’re looking for about your favorite teams in one place.

With on-demand highlights of the best moments from all the games you care about the most, you never have to worry about missing the games everyone’s talking about. With the CBS Sports app alerts, all of this content can be delivered directly to you so you have it in real time.

So, if you are looking for the best sports app on iOS and the best sports app on Android, look no further than the CBS Sports app. It is free to download from the Apple Store and Google Play Store. Be sure to download the CBS Sports app on Apple or Android now.

Russia stripped of the organization of the Grand Prix of figure skating

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Russia has been stripped of hosting an event on the figure skating Grand Prix circuit next season due to the country’s war with Ukraine.

The International Skating Union said on Monday it was looking for a replacement host for the Nov. 25-27 event after its ruling council removed the Rostelecom Cup from the schedule due to the Russian military invasion.

Last season the Rostelecom Cup was held in Sochi and the women’s event was won by 15-year-old Kamila Valieva, whose subsequent doping case dominated the sport at the Beijing Olympics.

“The Council reaffirms its solidarity with all those affected by the conflict and reiterates its condemnation of the Russian invasion of Ukraine in the strongest possible terms,” ​​the ISU said in a statement.

Russian athletes, teams, officials and event organizers have been isolated from world sports since the invasion began on February 24, with governing bodies encouraged to act by the International Olympic Committee. Russia’s military ally, Belarus, has also been largely excluded.

However, Russia may still field candidates for the ISU presidential elections in June at a congress in Phuket, Thailand. Current president Jan Dijkema of the Netherlands is stepping down after six years.

The ISU said more than 20 of its member federations urged the board to decide at its online meeting on Sunday to exclude Russian and Belarus officials from candidates for any office and to attend all meetings. The first vice-president of the ISU is the Russian Alexander Lakernik.

However, the governing committee “concluded that no decision by the council should be taken at this time”. The ISU cited “fundamental rights of ISU members” and said it was “concerned to ensure the validity” of the upcoming congress.

Instead, national federations could decide in Thailand to exclude Russia and Belarus, the ISU said, noting that the issue depended “on the situation in Ukraine” and future ballot demands.

The ISU previously allocated 200,000 Swiss francs ($209,000) to help Ukrainian skaters and officials. The money will go to member federations that “have hosted Ukrainian skaters displaced by the conflict as a contribution to help them continue their skating activities”, the ISU said on Monday.

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Sporting events are expected to resume

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With the government announcing further relaxations of Covid-19 protocols from May 2, sporting events and tournaments are expected to resume.

Seven teams have confirmed their participation in the Jebba Dragon Cup 2022, which was previously known as the Thimphu Dzongkhag League.

Thimphu City FC (TCFC), in conjunction with the Bhutan Football Federation (BFF), will host the tournament.

The Jebba Dragon Cup will be a major football tournament after the inaugural BFF President Cup, which ended in January.

The winner will participate in the 2023 Bhutan Premier League (BPL) qualifiers if the team fulfills the BFF club licensing requirements.

A TCFC official, Yeshey Dorji, said the registration deadline had been extended from April 20 to 25. He said at least eight teams would be needed for the tournament.

He said BPL teams will not be allowed to participate in the tournament. “Three BFF club players will be allowed in a team, but national team players will not be allowed.”

Each team will have to pay an entry fee of 20,000 Nu.

Yeshey Dorji said the format of the game will be decided based on the number of teams. The exact date of the tournament is also to be confirmed.

Meanwhile, the first ongoing BFF Mini Dragon League, which was supposed to end on February 5, has been postponed.

Over 300 children under 12 from Thimphu and Paro have been participating in the league at Changlimithang Stadium since November 11 last year.

The semi-finals and finals of the first beach volleyball tournament, hosted by the Bhutan Volleyball Federation in the capital, have been called off.

The ongoing Bhutan Under-15 Amateur Baseball League in Thimphu, organized by the Bhutan Baseball and Softball Association, has also been postponed. Five teams participate in the tournament.

An official from the Bhutanese Baseball and Softball Association said the players were attending regular training sessions at schools.

The government will allow all indoor and outdoor sporting activities with spectators from May 2.

However, people with signs and symptoms of Covid-19 have been discouraged from participating in sporting events.

Watch the EFL 2022 awards tonight on the Sky Sports app

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Aleksandar Mitrovic, Harry Wilson and Dominic Solanke are in the running to be named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season at the 2022 EFL Awards.

The winners will be announced on Sunday evening at the Grosvenor House Hotel, Park Lane, and the event will be shown live on the Sky Sports app from 7pm.



Aleksandar Mitrovic, Harry Wilson and Dominic Solanke are in the running to be named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season


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Aleksandar Mitrovic, Harry Wilson and Dominic Solanke are in the running to be named Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season

Fulham’s Mitrovic has scored 41 times so far which has helped him break the record for most goals scored in a league season. His striking, coupled with the creativity of team-mate Wilson, who provided 16 assists and scored 10 himself, propelled Fulham to the top of the division.

How Aleksandar Mitrovic broke the championship scoring recordChampionship table | Get Sky Sports

Striker Solanke, the division’s second top scorer, is also on the three-man shortlist for the award after scoring 27 goals to push Bournemouth to automatic promotion.

In Sky Bet League One, midfielders Scott Twine and Barry Bannan take on Rotherham United striker Michael Smith for the Sky Bet Player of the Season award. Twine’s 16 goals and 13 assists helped promote MK Dons promotion. Sheffield Wednesday’s Bannan’s ability and experience shined throughout the season with a series of winning performances. Smith was one of Rotherham United’s best players with 19 goals to his name.

In Sky Bet League Two, Forest Green Rovers have two players in contention in Kane Wilson and Matty Stevens, while Newport County goalscoring machine Dominic Telford completes the list. Wilson combined his dribbling ability and precise cross to the tune of 13 assists while Steven’s goals were a key factor in Forest Green’s excellent season. Telford scored 22 goals in 19 games during a marvelous four-month spell.

The EFL Young Player of the Season Awards will be awarded by division for the first time to recognize the best young talent in the League. In the Championship, Nottingham Forest duo Brennan Johnson and Djed Spence will face Fulham’s Fabio Carvalho.

In Ligue 1, Portsmouth goalkeeper Gavin Bazunu is on the list. Sunderland’s Dan Neil and Fleetwood Town’s Paddy Lane – who this summer signed with Hyde United four tiers below Cod Army – will also be up for the accolade.

Two defensive players are on the League Two shortlist, Bristol Rovers’ Connor Taylor and Leyton Orient’s Shadrach Ogie. Finn Azaz of Newport County is also nominated.

The Football Manager squads of the season will be announced overnight with a manager and starting XI chosen for each individual division.

Clubs will also be praised for their work off the pitch, with the Your Move Community Club of the Season being announced alongside the Community Project of the Season and PFA Player in the Community.

New for 2022, the EFL will also present the Diversity and Sustainability Awards alongside the Kin + Carta Family Club of the Season and Supporter of the Season.

The league’s two most prestigious awards, the League’s Contribution to Football and the Sir Tom Finney Award, will be presented on the evening.

Awarded to recipients who have had outstanding careers and made outstanding contributions to the EFL, previous winners include Kevin Phillips, Rickie Lambert and Joe Thompson.

The 2022 EFL Awards will be broadcast on the Sky Sports app from 7pm on Sunday 24 April

2022 EFL Awards Shortlist:

Sky Bet Championship Player of the Season: Aleksandar Mitrovic – FulhamDominic Solanke – BournemouthHarry Wilson – Fulham

Sky Bet League One Player of the Season: Barry Bannan – Sheffield Wednesday Michael Smith – Rotherham United Scott Twine – Milton Keynes Dons

Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season: Matty Stevens – Forest Green RoversDominic Telford – Newport CountyKane Wilson – Forest Green Rovers

Young Player of the Season Championship: Fabio Carvalho – FulhamBrennan Johnson – Nottingham ForestDjed Spence – Nottingham Forest

Ligue 1 Young Player of the Season: Gavin Bazunu – Portsmouth Paddy Lane – Fleetwood Town Dan Neil – Sunderland AFC

League Two Young Player of the Season: Finn Azaz – Newport County Shadrach Ogie – Leyton Orient Connor Taylor – Bristol Rovers

LFE Apprentice of the Season – League: Ryan Howley – Coventry CityJordan James – Birmingham CityJevon Mills – Hull CityLFE Apprentice of the Season – League One: Freddie Draper – Lincoln CityAyodeji Elerewe – Charlton AthleticMichael Williams – Crewe Alexandra

LFE Apprentice of the Season – Ligue 2: Alex Aitken – Stevenage Junior Tchamadeu – Colchester United Ethan Brierley – Rochdale

Football Manager Teams of the Season: To be announced overnight

Your Move Community Club of the Season:Middlesborough – North East & YorkshireBlackpool – North WestDerby County – MidlandsAFC Wimbledon – LondonPlymouth Argyle – South West & WalesMilton Keynes Dons – South East & EastA big winner will be announced overnight

Community Project of the Season:Championship – Preston North EndLeague One – Burton AlbionLeague Two – Swindon Town

PFA players in the community:Championship – Billy Mitchell, MillwallLigue 1 – Ryan Inniss, Charlton AthleticLigue 2 – Omar Beckles, Leyton Orient

Kin + Carta Family Club of the Season:Ipswich TownMilton Keynes DonsSheffield United

Diversity Award:Blackburn RoversExeter CityPreston North End

Environmental Sustainability Award: will be announced in the evening

Supporter of the Season: Mark Crowther – Luton TownCath Dyer – Swansea CitySue Taylor – Burton Albion

Sir Tom Finney award: To be announced overnight League Football contribution: To be announced overnight

Goal of the season 2022: To be announced in the evening

Tips for Starting a Sports App Business in Maryland

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Cash flow is essential for sustaining life on this planet and blood circulation. In recent years, sports betting has gained popularity among younger generations. According to industrial growth models, Michigan’s economy is improving. Everyone in the state’s business community is eager to start their own sports betting business due to the growing popularity of the activity. Due to the global expansion of the betting industry, you will be able to use Maryland betting apps.

The sports betting industry is expected to grow by $134.06 billion over the next few years, making it a profitable industry. Many people rush into this business, but they don’t know where to start or what to pay attention to. In order to start a sports betting app business in Maryland, here are some things you need to keep in mind.

Set goals and decide on a financial plan

Short and long term goals should be created for any business, regardless of size. The success of any business depends on its ability to set and achieve goals. You can’t be successful in business if you don’t have a vision or strategy in mind. Remember to develop a business budget when setting new and achievable goals. As with any business, you will need to make an upfront investment, but there are plenty of software companies that offer sports betting services at much lower costs, so you can take advantage of them and make your budget a little more friendly.

Finding a Trusted Sports Betting Software Provider

Many software companies exist, but you will have to make your decision accordingly. You can never rely on inexperienced software vendors who brag about their services because they will provide you bogus services and harm your business ambitions. Before considering them as a viable alternative, be sure to review their previous experiences and list of satisfied customers.

Reliable software is used by big companies like Caesars and Fanduel to provide an efficient solution and a strong brand. To get around, you need a hiccup-free and fluid-free platform. It should also be easy to use in order to attract more visitors.

Get a gambling license

It varies from country to country whether sports betting is allowed or not. Even though Maryland has legalized sports betting, it would be much easier for you to get a gambling license. If your betting platform has a license, players will feel more confident using it. A platform with a license often attracts more players than one without. So, getting a license will help you engage more people.

Participation of third parties

It’s easy to lose sight of the importance of third-party engagement in the early stages of developing your business concept and implementing your new betting platform. Third parties such as KYC, payment gateways, analytics, etc. must be implemented in sports betting platforms for them to work effectively.

Avoid using a third-party service, though, as it may hamper development and hurt customer satisfaction. Selecting a third-party provider for your sports betting platform should be based on trust.

Betting app for mobile devices

There has been a tremendous increase in the number of people using cell phones in recent years. According to current data, more than 80% of the population has access to mobile phones and the Internet. Nowadays, the majority of business activities are carried out digitally. Every industry, including sports betting, has seen significant growth in internet usage. There’s no reason why a mobile app can’t be developed to make internet betting even easier for people.

With a mobile app, bettors will find it much easier to place bets on their favorite sports or sporting events. All they need to do is download and install the app before logging in, and they can start betting anytime, from anywhere, on any device.

Betting in real time

Don’t forget casino games when choosing your software provider. Additionally, live betting has been a popular pastime for punters in recent years. You need to make sure that your users have access to a live betting option so that they come back to your site without hesitation.

Last words

The NFL playoffs are fast approaching, and the people of Maryland may already be betting. Casinos, professional sports teams and racetracks have begun submitting applications to the state office responsible for evaluating applicants, and the director predicts betting could begin “late this fall or early ‘winter”.

As the fastest growing industry, sports betting has surpassed all other businesses in terms of market value. Due to the profitability of the industry, too many individuals are investing in it and setting up sports betting or businesses there. You need to know how to start your business and what factors you need to consider when doing so; this post has provided some of those considerations.

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Cricket-Pakistan’s Abid cleared to return four months after angioplasty

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Pakistani fly-half Abid Ali has been cleared by doctors to return to the pitch four months after undergoing angioplasty, the 34-year-old has claimed. Abid was diagnosed with acute coronary syndrome after complaining of chest pains during a top-class domestic game in Pakistan in December.

Acute coronary syndrome is associated with a sudden reduction or blockage of blood flow to the heart. “I’m really excited to be back with the prospect of playing for Pakistan again,” Abid told ESPNcricinfo website on Friday. “Doctors have cleared me to return to the field and I can finally go back to living a normal life.

“I’m going to be on medication for a while because of the stents implanted, but overall physically I feel fine. I dive, I run, I jog, I beat and it’s really great to be normal again.” again with heart disease but I didn’t give up hope… It was tough but the recovery was great with all the extensive rehab.”

Abid played 16 test matches and six one-day internationals for Pakistan. “I don’t know what the status of my national team is at the moment, but I’m ready for my return,” he added.

Also Read: Pakistani Terrorism Court Convicts Mumbai Attack Mastermind and JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed in Two More Terrorist Financing Cases.

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Motor racing-Leclerc fully focused on Imola despite the theft of watches

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Ferrari’s Formula 1 championship leader Charles Leclerc has said he is fully focused on getting his Italian team back to Imola this weekend, despite the theft of a watch that could be worth millions.

The 24-year-old Monegasque, winner of two of the first three races, had his exclusive Richard Mille watch stolen from his wrist in the Italian seaside resort of Viareggio on Monday evening. “I won’t go into too much detail. It hasn’t been a great experience. I can’t say much more than that,” Leclerc told reporters in Imola on Thursday.

“It’s all going on with the police and they’re trying to track them down. It hasn’t been as smooth as I’ve read but overall I’m fine and fully focused for the weekend. That won’t hurt me for this weekend.”

Edoardo Cetola, head of the Viareggio Carabinieri investigating the theft, told Reuters there were currently no suspects. “We are checking CCTV cameras to reconstruct all phases of the robbery and find important clues for the investigation,” he added.

A similar Richard Mille RM 67-02 Charles Leclerc watch was sold last year for 2.1 million Swiss francs ($2.20 million), according to italianwatchspotter.com. Swiss watchmaker Richard Mille is a sponsor of Ferrari and Leclerc wore his watch, which bears his initials, on the podium.

An investigative source said Leclerc was in Viareggio with coach Andrea Ferrari, who comes from the city, driving a black Ferrari 488. The theft took place when the Formula 1 driver was approached by two people wearing scooter helmets who demanded a selfie after he dropped the coach off at his house.

The source said Leclerc attempted to give chase in his car but was unable to follow the scooter. McLaren’s Lando Norris, who had a 40,000 pound ($52,140) Richard Mille watch stolen from Wembley Stadium last year during the Euro 2020 soccer final between England and England Italy, sympathized with Leclerc by SMS.

“I messaged her as soon as I saw the news,” he told Reuters. “When I go to events now, I organize them better, in the safest way possible,” said the Briton, whose watch has not yet been recovered. “Sometimes you forget these things that can happen.

“You can’t do much because you still want to lead a normal life and be able to walk the streets.” ($1 = 0.7672 pounds) (Additional report by Giselda Vagnoni, edited by Toby Davis)

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Tyson Fury won’t discuss MTK Global’s sudden shutdown

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World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury was already in full swing at a pre-fight promotional event when news broke that his former management company was abruptly closing.

MTK Global’s announcement follows a week of cascading pressure since US Ambassador to Ireland Claire Cronin announced a $5 million reward for information that will lead to ‘financial destruction of the Kinahan criminal gang or the arrest and conviction of its leaders. MTK has blamed “unprecedented levels of unfair scrutiny and criticism” since company founder Daniel Kinahan was hit with financial penalties. Daniel Kinahan was named as one of the leaders of the gang.

The only questions posed to Fury and WBC title challenger Dillian Whyte at Wednesday’s press conference came from the top table host.

The Associated Press’ first attempt to quiz Fury on MTK’s shutdown was met with silence as he posed for photos with Whyte after the crowded event where the assembled media were never asked to pose questions.

Fury was leaving the room when he was then asked if he would help US authorities – as requested by the Treasury Department – ​​with information that would lead to the arrest and conviction of members of the Kinahan gang. Fury’s response was to raise his middle finger to footage released by the fight organizers.

Fury was previously promoted on MTK’s website as “the best heavyweight on the planet”, but the Briton said he cut ties two years ago. MTK has gone out of business despite claiming in recent days that Kinahan has not been involved with the management company since 2017.

“Since major promoters informed us that they would be severing all ties with MTK and no longer working with our fighters,” MTK said, “we have made the difficult decision to cease operations at the end of this month.’ ‘ Even before the US announcement last week, Kinahan had already been identified by the High Court in Dublin as a prominent organized crime figure involved in international drug trafficking operations and firearms offences.

Kinahan was pictured with Fury in February in Dubai and has tried to arrange fights for Fury in the past.

“This man is a boxing fan, I can’t say much more,” Fury said after an open practice on Tuesday. “There isn’t much of a relationship anymore, there isn’t. ” Fury still declined the opportunity to say on Tuesday whether he had severed all ties with Kinahan.

“It’s none of your business or anyone else’s,” Fury said. “My business is my business, your business is yours, and that’s it.” Fury himself has been a controversial figure. There was a two-year backdated doping ban for having high levels of nandrolone in urine samples provided after fights in 2015. Fury also had to reapply for his UK boxing license, which was suspended for separate incidents of drug use and medical issues.

Fury acknowledged “ups and downs” on Wednesday.

“A drug addict, an alcoholic, everything else that I’m not ashamed of,” Fury said. “It’s part of who I am.” pack at Wembley on Saturday night.

“I’m ready to do whatever it takes,” Fury said. “I’m that kind of fighter where anything I have to do, I’ll do. Anything, victory by any means necessary, I will do. I’m not afraid to take risks. I risked my life, so this is nothing new.”

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A selection of the best sports games for your smartphone

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Sports fans have generally always adored sports video games.
Not only are they fun and entertaining, but sports-themed merchandise gives fans the chance to replicate moves with their favorite stars and take their beloved teams to the top of the pile.

For Cowboys fansfor example, there have been a number of NFL-themed games featuring some of the team’s instantly recognizable faces.

When it comes to smartphone gaming, sports games have seen tremendous growth lately. In fact, mobile gaming is booming, overall, thanks to its improved overall offering. With our new and improved modern smartphones comes a range of premium games worth sampling. Along with sports games, other mobile titles are also thriving, such as console-quality releases like Call of Duty: Mobile, augmented reality titles like Pokemon Go, and not to mention popular games. casino titles from developers like NetEnt.

Simply put, the overall mobile gaming package has never been stronger, with sports games also playing a vital role in the obvious improvement. Sports games are popular, they’re usually easy to understand, and they’re a great gaming opportunity on a miniature handheld device.


With a flurry of games constantly being released on smartphones these days, below is a rundown of some of the best sports-themed products for your device right now.


Madden NFL Mobile Soccer

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One for all the football fans among us, Madden NFL Mobile Football is one of the best American football games to play on a mobile phone right now. Play with your favorite NFL players and teams, you can hone your tactics, master specific games, and even duke it out with a friend in co-op mode.

There are also purchasable packs that will unlock new players, as well as a host of other rewards that will improve your team. If you are looking for a football game for your phone, then Madden NFL Mobile Football is easily the best option.


NBA 2K20

Offering console-quality graphics and an authentic overall feel, NBA 2K20 is at the top when it comes to basketball gaming options on a smartphone. From the game’s MyCareer Run story mode to its NBA stories that bring to life some of the greatest moments in NBA history, you’ll be entertained for hours with this one.

It’s no surprise to see NBA 2K20 register a much success, that’s for sure. Overall, for a mobile game, it’s hard to fault.


MLB 9 innings 22

Luckily, for baseball lovers, MLB 9 Innings 22 is a truly authentic baseball-themed mobile game for their enjoyment. The game features impeccable graphics, the gameplay is easy to grasp, there are more than 30 MLB baseball diamonds and over 1,700 players, and you can play the game with one hand.

Other popular options include participating in a Ranked Battle and a Club Battle mode, where you can compete against players from around the world.


Easily the best baseball game available to play on mobile, MLB 9 Innings 22 is well worth downloading.


golf star

There have been plenty of forgettable golf outings over the years, but Golf Star certainly doesn’t fall into that category. Offering intuitive controls and beautiful graphics, the game is very impressive. You can hone your skills and dive straight into a career mode, take part in a multiplayer tournament mode, enjoy a goodwill match against players online and much more. Golf Star is truly a pleasure to play.

Other options include Fishing Life, eFootball PES 2021, Boxing Star, AO Tennis, FIFA Mobile, FIE Swordplay, NBA Jam, OK Golf, Rocket League Sideswipe, and Snowboard Party: World Tour.


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Former Bangladeshi spinner Mosharraf Hossain dies aged 40

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Former Bangladesh left-hand player Mosharraf Hossain has died, the country’s cricket board has announced.

The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) announced the death of Hossain, 40, on Twitter.

He is survived by his wife and one child.

“The BCB mourns the passing of former Bangladesh national team player, Musharraf Hossain Rubel,” the BCB said in the tweet. ”The left-arm spinner amassed over 550 wickets in all formats in a career spanning two decades. The BCB sends its deepest sympathy and condolences.” According to ESPNcricinfo, Hossain suffered from brain cancer, which was diagnosed in March 2019. He had recovered after undergoing treatment, but the tumor relapsed in November. 2020.

Hossain had been hospitalized for the past two weeks, but returned home after another bout of chemotherapy recently, according to the website.

Born in Dhaka in 1981, Hossain played five ODI matches for Bangladesh between 2008 and 2016, winning four wickets. Hossain was one of seven cricketers to score 3000 runs and take 300 wickets in top class cricket in Bangladesh. Among his career highlights, he won the player of the match award in the Bangladesh Premier League final in 2013.

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The best sports games for Android mobiles in 2022

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Android has great video games across all genres, be it simulation, survival, action, co-op, and more. But, without a doubt, one of the most sought after are the best sports games. There is nothing like a sports title with good gameplay that allows you to enjoy a game for many hours.

Sports games are made for fun, they are competitive and test all kinds of skills.

Here we will offer you a unique list that will be focused on games that do not require any type of monetization to be able to take advantage of it. The goal is to download complete and well-made titles that are designed to give you a good time.

Hoop League Tactics: This is a sports management game, in the style of Football Manager, but intended for basketball. The title has SRPG-like tactical gameplay, best of all, its graphics are simple, allowing the game to work on any mobile. There is a season and career mode, perfect for many hours of fun.

Fishing Rapala: This title is focused on competitive fishing and is of high quality, in addition it does not require spending real money. It offers several scenarios to catch all kinds of fish, each with its own characteristics. The 3D graphics are very good and the gameplay is well done, intuitive and enjoyable.

Great mountain adventure: This is one of the best sports games because of what it offers. To begin with, its graphics are excellent, the scenarios look very good. As for the gameplay, it is relaxing and simple, if you are a lover of snowboarding and skiing, you can be sure that you will like it. Even better, it lets you play with other friends online.

Retro bowl promo 2– As the name suggests, this is a retro American football game done in the old school style. Its graphics are 8-bit, but the truth is that it offers deep gameplay and magnificent team management. Although it is very simple, it has everything you need to provide many hours of play.

Soccer Manager 2022 Mobile: For many, this is one of the best Android sports games for all that it offers. The management regarding football is the best there is, to the point that it is practically a business simulator. The goal is to build the team from scratch to one day become the champion. It requires excellent strategy and planning to be successful.

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Sports News Roundup: Jalen Brunson scores 41 as Mavs even have a streak with Jazz; PSG’s Messi and Verratti to miss Angers clash through injury & more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Football-PSG Messi and Verratti will miss the clash of Angers due to injury

Paris St Germain striker Lionel Messi and midfielder Marco Verratti will miss Wednesday’s trip to Angers through injury, the Ligue 1 club announced on Tuesday. Messi has an inflamed left Achilles tendon while that Verratti is absent with a knee problem. Central defender Presnel Kimpembe will also be out, with all three players due to be assessed again ahead of PSG’s game against Lens at the weekend.

Soccer-Pique rejects wrongdoing over €24m Saudi Super Cup deal

Barcelona defender Gerard Pique has rejected any wrongdoing over his involvement in helping the Spanish FA secure a deal to move the Super Cup from Spain to Saudi Arabia, a deal that earned his company Kosmos £24m. euros ($26 million) in commission. On Monday, the El Confidencial website published leaked audio recordings from 2019 which revealed details of Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales and Pique’s contract negotiated with Saudi Arabia which included Kosmos receiving 4 million euros for each of the six editions of the Super Cup that were to be played in the Middle Eastern country.

Tennis-France withdraws from bid process to host Davis Cup group stage

The French Tennis Federation (FFT) said it had withdrawn from the bidding process to host the group stage of this year’s Davis Cup final due to “onerous financial and operational conditions “. The International Tennis Federation originally named Bologna, Glasgow, Hamburg and Malaga as hosts for the group stage of the men’s team competition from September 14-18.

Cycling-British Cycling offer support to Wiggins after abuse allegations

British Cycling said on Tuesday its backup team had contacted Bradley Wiggins after the five-time Olympic champion alleged he was sexually groomed by a coach when he was 13. Wiggins, 41, made the claim in an interview with Men’s Health UK. magazine and said the abuse impacted him as an adult. He did not name the coach.

NBA roundup: Jalen Brunson scores 41 as Mavs even have a streak with Jazz

Jalen Brunson exploded for 41 points, Maxi Kleber added 25 and host Dallas Mavericks were on fire from the outside to overcome the absence of superstar Luka Doncic in a 110-104 win over the Utah Jazz on Monday evening. The teams’ Western Conference first-round playoffs are tied at one win apiece heading into games in Salt Lake City on Thursday and Saturday.

Golf-Weir, Choi, Ogilvy and Villegas named Presidents Cup assistants

International team captain Trevor Immelman on Tuesday named Mike Weir, KJ Choi, Geoff Ogilvy and Camilo Villegas as his four assistants for the Presidents Cup showdown against the United States at Quail Hollow in September. For Weir, Choi and Ogilvy, the September 22-25 Presidents Cup in North Carolina will mark their third stint as assistants while Villegas will make his first appearance as an assistant.

Panthers LB Damien Wilson facing assault charge

Carolina Panthers linebacker Damien Wilson was arrested in Texas last week after his former girlfriend said he threatened to kill her with a tire iron, the Dallas Morning News reported. Wilson, 28, faces a charge of assault causing bodily harm to a family member, Frisco police confirmed in an email to the newspaper.

Golf-tennis champ Barty signs up for a World Celebrity Series

Former tennis world number one Ash Barty has fueled speculation that her post-retirement sporting career will focus on golf by entering a series of exhibition tournaments featuring 23 other sports celebrities. Barty, who retired at the age of 25 last month, will represent a Rest of the World team led by Ernie Els against a United States team led by another big winner, Fred Couples.

NHL roundup: Capitals snap Avalanche’s 9-game winning streak

Marcus Johansson scored the game-clinching goal at 10:46 of the third period and the Washington Capitals beat the Avalanche 3-2 Monday night in Denver, ending Colorado’s nine-game winning streak. Alex Ovechkin scored his 48th goal of the season and Garnet Hathaway added a goal for the Capitals, who won six of seven. Ilya Samsonov made 24 saves.

Soccer-Man United’s Ronaldo to miss Liverpool game after newborn twin dies

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo will not play against Liverpool in the Premier League later on Tuesday following the death of his newborn son a day earlier, the club have said. Ronaldo and his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, who announced in October last year that they were expecting twins, said on Monday one of the two babies had died.

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Cricket-Rajasthan’s Chahal celebrates his hat-trick in style

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Yuzvendra Chahal had promised to recreate his signature pose from the 2019 World Cup if he did anything special in the Indian Premier League. So when the Rajasthan Royals spinner scored his first career hat-trick, he knew exactly what to do. Falling to the ground as his teammates rushed to celebrate their win over the Kolkata Knight Riders, Chahal casually crossed his legs, propped himself up on one elbow and grinned broadly.

Jos Buttler’s second century of the season had propelled Rajasthan to a formidable 217-5 at Brabourne Stadium, but Kolkata were on course to catch them at 178-4 in 16 overs. Chahal then turned the game around with a four wicket, dismissing rival captain Shreyas Iyer, Shivam Mavi and Pat Cummins on successive deliveries to register his first hat-trick.

The 31-year-old jumped for joy before striking the same pose that went viral at the 2019 World Cup, when he was pictured lying near the border while his teammates worked on the pitch. “It was a great feeling, I’ve never scored a hat-trick in my career,” Chahal, whose 5-40 finish won him man of the match, told the tournament website.

Asked about the celebration, Chahal said: “This is my favorite World Cup 2019 meme. “It’s very special to me. I had decided that whenever I would do something special, like take five wickets, I would do it.”

As the season’s top wicket-taker, Chahal has the “purple cap” for his 17 wickets in six matches. Released by Royal Challengers Bangalore before the start of the season, Chahal made an instant impact for second-placed Rajasthan behind Gujarat Titans.

Chahal had bled 38 runs in his first three overs but derailed Kolkata’s pursuit in the closing stages, especially with his dismissal of Iyer (85), who looked determined to get Kolkata over the line. “I knew I had to take wickets in there to change the game,” Chahal said.

“So I decided to play wider, mix up my deliveries and go further on that wicket.”

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Major Sporting Events in Houston: April 18-24, 2022

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Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, April 18 through Sunday, April 24, 2022.

This week, the Astros finally go home for an opening day of H-Town, the Dash closes out the Challenge Cup, eSports takes over NRG Stadium and a star-studded charity event dodge, duck, dive, dive and dodge at EaDo.

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 7 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | From Monday 18 April to Wednesday 20 April – Finally, it’s Opening Day at the ballpark when the Astros make their first home appearance of the delayed season in a three-game series with Los Angeles. Go early on Monday to enjoy the Astros Street Fest from 4-6:30 p.m. $9 and up. Monday and Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 5:40 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park | From Friday 22 April to Sunday 24 April – George Springer returns to Minute Maid Park with the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series highlighted by a 1960s-themed Flashback on Friday and Orbit’s birthday on Sunday. $28 and up. Hours vary.
  • Run the Grove 5K at Timbergrove Manor | Saturday April 23 – The annual 5K returns to Greater Heights, helping raise funds for community parks and future events. $45 in advance; $50 on race day. Kids Fun Run is $25; $30 per race day. 8 a.m.
  • Ultimate Dope Dodgeball Charity Challenge at Pitch 25 | Saturday April 23 – This charity showdown at Pitch 25 in East Downtown will see four teams of Houston sports stars and local celebrities dodge, dodge, dive, dive and dodge to earn money for their team’s nonprofit. Hosted by Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching, the teams will be led by NFL players Whitney Mercilus, Justin Reid, Chester Pitts and DJ Big Reeks. $20; free for ages 5 and under. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Houston SaberCats vs Toronto Arrows at Aveva Stadium | Saturday April 23 – The final home game of the month will see the SaberCats take on an Eastern Conference team from Toronto. $15 and up. 7 p.m.
  • League of Legends Mid-Season Showdown at NRG Stadium | Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24 – One of the biggest eSports competitions comes to NRG for back-to-back days of action in the Spring Finals, pitting North American teams against each other in League of Legends. Tickets are $120 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2 p.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville FC at PNC Stadium | sunday april 24 – The NWSL Challenge Cup group stage final will see Dash host Racing Louisville FC. $12 and up. 5 p.m.

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Wright of Surfing-Australia and Toledo of Brazil win and ring Bells

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Two-time Australian world champion Tyler Wright crushed rankings leader Carissa Moore of Hawaii to win the Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach on Sunday, capping a dominant week at the famous point break to ring the bell for the first time.

Brazilian Filipe Toledo won the men’s event, performing a series of aerial acrobatics and tight turns to beat Australian rookie Callum Robson. Wright got off to a dream start against the reigning World and Olympic champion scoring 8.93 out of 10 for a series of critical corners. She followed that up with another great score that Moore never came close to matching.

“There were so many times where I wanted to give up on getting back to that kind of form. It took everything from me and I really feel it right now,” said Wright, who returns after two years of injury and sickness. Toledo, which celebrated its 27th birthday on Saturday, won its first Bell event and took the lead in the 2022 Tour standings.

“It’s always been a dream to win this event – so much history, so many special names up the stairs,” Toledo said. Now in its 59th year, Bells is professional surfing’s oldest competition and an Australian Easter institution, where AC/DC’s “Hell’s Bells” blare from loudspeakers each morning to welcome competitors to the dedicated surf reserve.

Wright and Toledo were branded with ocher by the Wadawurrung Aboriginal traditional owners of the local land, before ringing the coveted trophy bells in front of a large crowd on Easter Sunday. The Australians were well represented on the day of the final, with three of the four men’s semi-finalists and Wright on the women’s side.

The waves had eased since the start of the week and all but died down when Toledo faced Ethan Ewing in the first men’s semi-final. Toledo went in search of the smaller waves on offer and got a decent score by flying twice on a fast right hander, leaving Ewing sitting sadly waiting for bigger waves that never came.

Robson, who had worked on construction sites before doing the 2022 Tour as a relative unknown, kept his cool against compatriot Jack Robinson in the second semi-final as strong onshore winds made conditions difficult. But after catching the best waves of the week, Robson couldn’t match Toledo’s speed and variety in the final.

The tour is now moving to Margaret River, Western Australia, ahead of a new mid-season cut that will halve the number of surfers, a change that has prompted protests from some competitors.

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Soccer-Chelsea’s Loftus-Cheek plays winger role under Tuchel

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Chelsea midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek says he is relishing his new role as a winger under manager Thomas Tuchel after impressive performances in the last two games. Loftus-Cheek started last weekend’s Premier League game at Southampton on the right side, playing a part in four goals as Chelsea won 6-0.

The 26-year-old then excelled in the same role at the Santiago Bernabeu as Chelsea beat Real Madrid 3-2 in the second leg of the Champions League quarter-finals, although that result was not enough for send them to the next turn. . “It was a bit different between the two games, but there were still similar characteristics in the role I was asked to play,” Loftus-Cheek told the club’s website.

“I had never started as a right-back before, but it was a role I was confident to play and achieve what was asked of me. In midfield you don’t necessarily have too much space to open up and drive with the ball and that’s one of my big strengths, so in that position it’s allowed me to open up at times and get past people and use my running power. I appreciated.”

Chelsea take on Crystal Palace in an all-London clash in the FA Cup semi-finals later on Sunday.

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The national under-18 chess championship will start from Monday

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The six-day 31st National MPL Under-18 Chess Championship will begin on April 18 in Pollachi with a total of 238 players, including 95 in the girls category, taking part in the tournament.

14-year-old International Master H Bharath Subramaniam of Tamil Nadu, who will be awarded the Grandmaster title later this month, is the top seed with a rating of 2,503 and the champion will represent India at the World Youth Chess Championships. will be held later this year, Tamil Nadu State Chess Association President Dr M Manickam told reporters here on Saturday.

Other big stars of the tournament are International Master LR Srihari (TN), Chosen IM Avinash Ramesh (TN), FIDE Master Ayush Sharma from Madhya Pradesh, FIDE Master S Harshad from Coimbatore (TN), International Master Manish Anto Cristiana (TN), 13-year-old former National Under-9 Champion AR Ilamparithi (TN), Bhagyashree Patil of Maharashtra and 2021 Under-16 National Online Champion Kheethi Ganta.

The championship will be held at Dr Mahalingam College of Engineering and Technology in Pollachi, jointly organized with the Coimbatore District Chess Association, said Manickam, who is also chairman of the Sakthi Group of Industries which runs the college.

The championship will be inaugurated by renowned Indian Grandmaster trainer RB Ramesh, who has produced several grandmasters including R Praggnanandhaa, who recently beat world champion Magnus Carlsen.

Out of the total prize money of Rs 9 lakh, the winners of the two categories will receive Rs 90,000 each, said tournament coordinator and TNSCA Vice Chairman R Anantharam.

The last edition of the championship was held in Ernakulam in 2019 where 89 boys and 55 girls played as the events were not held in 2020 and 2021 due to the pandemic, he said.

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Sreenidi’s Colombian striker Castaneda is also a manufacturing engineer

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Colombian striker of Sreenidi Deccan FC, David Castaneda is not only good at scoring goals, he is also good at academics. He is currently studying industrial engineering. The 27-year-old, who scored nine goals in 11 appearances to sit fourth in the current I-League top scorers table, is studying industrial engineering at the University of Antioquia in his native country .

“When I was in school I was very good with numbers and my teachers encouraged me to try to become an engineer because it would open up a lot of career opportunities,” he told the website. of the I-League.

”Many of the people who occupy management positions in the world of sport are engineers who specialize in management and administration. Maybe in the future I could be the president of a football club,’ Castaneda smiled.

Pursuing a professional football career alongside a technical degree might lead to a work-life imbalance, but with pure discipline he is able to manage both.

”It’s not easy because you have games every few days, training sessions, trips to different cities for away games. But if you are disciplined and take responsibility, you can handle both,” he said.

After plying his trade in Colombia for several years, Castaneda found himself playing in the Iraqi Premier League with Zakho SC before hitting Indian shores to lead the line for new I-League boys Sreenidi Deccan.

”I played in Colombia for many years but my dream has always been to go abroad and play in other countries. So far it has been a very good experience for me here. I’m very happy and everyone in the team – the staff, the players have been really good to me,” he said.

Having booked their ticket to the 2021-22 I-League Championship Stage, Castaneda sees no reason why they can’t go all the way.

”We believe we can win the title because we have a very good team. We prepare very well for every game and we have a very good group of people working there. Our goal is to bring the trophy home,” he concluded.

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Youth sports app TeamSnap launches new system designed for clubs and leagues – TechCrunch

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TeamSnap, a web-based recreational and competitive sports team and group management service, announced the launch of its all-in-one multi-program management system for youth sports organizations. With the new system, clubs and leagues will be able to register players and take advantage of new planning and team management tools. The launch is set to go live on Tuesday, April 26, and the offering will include the TeamSnap mobile app.

Peter Frintzilas, CEO of TeamSnap, said: “With this deployment, our platform that connects over 25 million youth sports users and over 19,000 organizations can now respond seamlessly, securely and efficiently to all the business management needs of a sports organization, while empowering them. spend more time doing what they love – and that focuses on playtime.”

TeamSnap was founded in 2009 and has come a long way over the past decade, now with over 4 million monthly active users and approaching 2 million daily active users. The app also caters to customers in 135 countries, with teams representing more than 100 different sports, according to the company’s announcement.

Frintzilas spoke to TechCrunch about the new release as well as the benefits of a team sports app and the company’s overall goal.

“We provide easy-to-use tools for communications planning, payment collection, registration. [Youth sports] is a complicated and disorganized industry. And our goal is really to help organize some of that chaos,” he said, “by providing a management platform that brings together leagues, coaches, parents, players, fans in one place and developing that community.

TeamSnap provides a convenient mobile experience for consumers, whether they are independent coaches, parents, families, or even fans. Parents of multiple kids can probably count the number of times they’ve gotten the wrong pitch, gotten the wrong game time, or forgotten it was their turn to bring the orange slices and water bottles. Although these issues may seem minor, it is important for a child to avoid the disappointment of missing a game.

Along the same lines, TeamSnap also aims to bring a valuable user experience to clubs and organizers.

“At the end of the day, our club’s elite clients are very small businesses, and so providing them with the level of financial and cash flow information across all of their programs is critical to success. This new version of the club and the league includes a whole new type of in-depth financial reporting, tracking, allowing them to sort of manage the finances as a whole,” said the CEO.

TeamSnap for Clubs and Leagues integrates the online registration process with roster management, payment, scheduling, event editing tools and more. The offer also gives clubs and leagues a way to simply start a new season or club offer without starting all over again once the year is over.

Registering multiple players quickly is a big plus, as TeamSnap eliminates the need to re-type the same information over and over again. It even helps keep track of which players are family members.

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“With our new system, we’re really pushing to enable these organizers to support these types of setups, allowing their coordinators to have the right level of access to tools and, importantly, data, all while one place,” added Frintzilas.

One client in particular, the North Bay Minor Hockey Association, received terrible support through an anonymous technology vendor. “Communication was poor, support was poor, and that was the last straw,” said Matt Duquette, club secretary and treasurer, in a testimonial for TeamSnap. He added: “We used to put entries and tryouts on our website and hope people would watch. We were emailing the coaches and asking them to email the team. We would post on Facebook. It was a shot in the dark, hoping we would reach everyone.

Just by doing a quick search, there are a fair amount of apps out there that offer communication and planning tools for coaches, like Sports Illustrated Play, LeagueApps (which just raised $15 million), Teamer, and StackSports, among others. While there may be sports teams organizing through a Facebook group or perhaps soon through the new WhatsApp Communities feature, these are only used for communication purposes.

“Unfortunately, in the industry and in sports technology as a whole, we’ve seen vendors reduce that live support for organizations and coaches and we’ve done the opposite, and we’ve gone way beyond the norm of industry Monday through Friday and get full support 12 hours a day in all time zones, seven days a week. Our responsive live chat accounts for over 50% of our interactions,” Frintzilas said.

He also told TechCrunch that the company is looking to integrate video into the user experience, whether through live game streaming or the ability to create highlight reels. User experience is critical to the success of an application and as TeamSnap evolves, the value will hopefully continue to increase for customers.

It’s also important to look at the pandemic and how youth sports teams have declined over the past two years. COVID-19 has stopped many games and delayed seasons. TeamSnap conducted a research study with the Aspen Institute and Utah State University to examine the impact of losing sports on athletes and families.

More than half of parent respondents said their children’s mental health (52%) and physical fitness (53%) had declined during the pandemic. With TeamSnap’s new health check feature and global advocacy for improving youth sports, we hope this will improve over time.

NAB 2022: TVU Networks will showcase a multi-camera control app for sports

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TVU Networks, a market and technology leader in cloud-based and IP-based live video solutions, has announced a multi-camera control sports application that allows officials to instantly review the game during matches and producers to include this live video in their coverage. The application is part of TVU Networks overall microservices-based modular approach, with the TVU Producer cloud-based production platform providing management of camera inputs, live streams, interaction with the audience and the audio mix. Replay will premiere at NAB later in April at TVU booth W3806.

Called TVU Replay, the app will have two modes: Review and Replay. Review mode allows in-game officials and coaches to immediately “review” any close call from their phone or tablet. Replay provides all the production elements needed to produce clips on any device. The app is as easy to use as any smartphone interface.

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“We are introducing TVU Replay in response to customer feedback,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “We spoke with various college conferences and their need for a next-generation exam solution. Everything we do is in response to solving customer challenges. Thanks to our DevOps culture, we quickly and easily built a versatile solution for a variety of applications. We’ve created a toolset that has revolutionized the way proofreading is handled in terms of ease of use and in a fully cloud-based workflow. »

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The frame rate in Replay and Review can be controlled with your fingers on the touchscreen of a phone or tablet or using a video game controller for a laptop. “By replacing purpose-built replay hardware with a video game controller, we’re opening the door to a new potential talent base,” Shen added. “It’s just another example of innovation through listening. Clients have told us about the challenges they face and the obstacles that prevent them from doing what they want, the way they want. The old way is just that, the old way. Our cloud solutions are available today.

TVU Replay is ideal for sports teams, sports leagues, broadcasters and production companies.

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In addition to Replay, TVU will showcase its latest cloud and IP solutions that are reinventing the media supply chain. Experience hands-on demos of TVU Channel, a cloud-native 24/7 streaming solution with full SCTE ad insertion, FAST Channels, emergency offsite remote master control, and dedicated OTT channels. TVU will also showcase REMI remote production and the latest aggregated 5G cellular IP transmissions with 8K support.

High school sports games postponed due to snowy, freezing weather – WCCO

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) – It didn’t matter if you played baseball professionally or in high school on Thursday. Almost all games were postponed due to wintry weather which brought snow, strong winds and freezing cold.

He kept the fields quiet and the gymnasiums bustling with America’s pastime.

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“We were looking for wind chills below 20 for game time and with snow flights. It was 10 a.m. and it was snowing hard,” said Brian Wright, head coach of the Breck School varsity baseball team.

With their match postponed, training at their home ground was the next best option.

But other challenges await when mother nature does not cooperate.

“Ideally, with my 40 guys, I could use all this complex. But sometimes we have lacrosse here, we share space with softball,” he said.

Three games have been postponed for Breck so far this year. Not a crazy number, but one that could easily increase as storms approach in the coming weeks. That would mean more late-season catch-up games, putting pressure on the coaching staff to navigate the pitch count limits for players heading into the postseason.

From bats to clubs, none would be swung away on Thursday.

“We thought hopefully the 30 mph wind forecast was off by 30 miles per hour,” Michael Kraft joked.

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He is the head women’s golf coach at Edina High School, which had to cancel its second day of practice due to weather.

“Every year is different and you are at the mercy of not only the weather but also the golf courses opening when they deem it appropriate,” he said.

These obstacles, which partly explain why there is a online petition to push the sport from spring to fall.

Kraft fully agrees with this idea and thinks the other coaches agree.

“Courses are absolutely packed in the spring. Everyone is dying to go out. Around Labor Day, everyone played a lot of golf. There is not as much pressure on the courses. So that would take a lot of the pressure off the prices in the spring,” he said.

Changing seasons would take more than a petition. Kraft says a fall sport should probably move to the spring, among many other things the Minnesota State High School League should approve.

Until that happens, the indoor grind continues for both sports, as players yearn for sunny skies and a true “springtime” in their step.

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“Take every opportunity here on the inside so that when you’re on the outside, you’re ready to go,” Wright said.

Download the Sky Sports app: Premier League goals, F1 race control and more at your fingertips | Soccer News

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The Sky Sports app is the place to get the biggest and latest sports news, live blogs, live goal updates as they come in and all the time Premier League, Championship and more video highlights.

Whatever your sport, we have dedicated sections for Football, Formula 1, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Rugby, Rugby League, Tennis, NFL, NBA, darts, GAA, netball, racing and other sports.

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Logging into the app with a free Sky iD is very easy, and once you’ve logged in you can access the following and more…

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If you have sky sports at home you can stream all your favorite events including 128 Premier League matches from the Live TV section which includes all sky sports strings:

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Use our ‘My Sky Sports’ section to create a personalized homepage showcasing your favorite sports, teams, sports stars and of course Sky Sports’ unrivaled roster of experts.

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The Sky Sports mobile app will keep you up to date with the latest news from your favorite sports.

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You can watch all Premier League highlights with Sky Sports for free and without a Sky Sports subscription.

We’ll bring you highlights from every Premier League game on the sky sports website and app for the majority of games shortly after full time.

Highlights of the matches that will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. will be released at 5:15 p.m. that day.

You can also watch in-game goals from Sky Live matches in our match blogs and on Twitterand you can catch Premier League highlights on our Sky Sports Football YouTube channel and Sky Sports Football Facebook page.

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What’s more, football fans are in for a treat as, alongside in-game goal clips for Sky Sports subscribers, our new timeline feature for Sky Sports’ live Premier League matches lets you navigate to the match incident you want to watch with a simple swipe.

You can also view match stats while enjoying the big game action.

Watch Sky F1 on your mobile phone

Watching Formula 1 in motion has never been easier thanks to Race Control on the Sky Sports app.

Race Control is available to Sky F1 subscribers on all devices via the Sky Sports app and will show every minute of the on-track action from Formula 1 2022.

To get behind the wheel of the new season, all you need to do as a Sky F1 subscriber is add the Sky Sports app to your phone:

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Please read the terms and conditions carefully before using the app.

This app supports iOS 10 and above.

What is Race Control?

Race Control is the digital version of the Sky Sports F1 channel with attached goodies.

As well as providing a live broadcast of the Sky F1 channel during race weekends, users can also access pit lane, on-board cameras, live data and on-track highlights videos.

In other words, it’s up to you whether you want to use Race Control for its enhanced functionality, or as a second-screen experience, or use it for a Sky F1 live stream when you’re on the go.

You can enjoy Race Control on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet and what’s more – you can also stream the action from across the EU! You don’t need to do anything differently, there are no extra steps or requirements, just watch the action as you would at home.

Watson picks Kohli ahead of Smith, Root, Williamson and Babar

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Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has picked Virat Kohli as the best hitter among Test cricket’s ‘big five’, preferring not to read much about the Indian maestro’s failure to score 100 since November 2019.

According to Watson’s list, the former India captain has capped Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and Babar Azam.

“In test match cricket, I will always say Virat Kohli,” Watson said when asked by Isa Guha who he says is the best test hitter in the world, in his latest episode of ICC review.

“It’s almost superhuman what he’s able to do because he has such intensity every time he comes out to play,” added Watson. While Kohli has slipped to 10th in the ICC rankings, the Indian great continues to hold a remarkable Test batting record. He scored 27 Test centuries and 28 half centuries and currently has a Test batting average of just under 50.

Marnus Labuschagne, the current world No. 1 Test batsman, who played 26 Test matches and averaged 54.31, is said to have raised the ‘big ‘five’ to a ‘big six’, but was left out of the debate on this subject due to a minimum criteria of 40 tests, the ICC said in a report published on its official website.

Regarding Pakistani skipper Babar, whom he kept at number two, Watson noted, ”Babar Azam is playing incredibly well. ” (It’s great) to be able to see how he’s adapted his game to really move his game to Test cricket as well. “Babar Azam would probably be No. 2 right now. ”Babar is currently ranked the fifth best striker in the world and looks to be on the rise if his recent performances against Australia are up to par. He hit a stunning 196 in the second test in Karachi and finished the series with a total of 390 runs.

Of Watson’s third best hitter, Smith, he said the Aussie star was “just starting to come off a bit”. on bowlers like he did when he was at his best. For me, Steve has lowered this list a bit.” Smith is second in the ICC rankings, with only Australian teammate Labuschagne ranked ahead of him. Of Williamson, whom Watson currently considers the fourth best in the world, the Australian said: “Kane knows his game inside out and knows how to put pressure on bowlers in all conditions.” While Williamson has only played two Test matches in the last 12 months, he remains ranked as the third best hitter. The Kiwi veteran has 24 Test centuries under his belt and can still have plenty of cricket in him if he can overcome his injury problems.

Coming to his fifth-best Root hitter, Watson said: ”Joe Root recently scored a hundred but he had a bit of time along Steve Smith’s lines where he wasn’t able to nail the big scores as it has done in the past. ” ” It’s amazing how these world class hitters go through waves where instead of scoring those big hundreds they get the 70s-80s but still impact the game but aren’t able to really keep that really high level of getting those big races like they’ve done in the past,” added Watson.

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Olympic gymnasts face inflated expectations at NCAA

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Sunisa Lee arrived in Tokyo last summer relatively unknown. Then came the Olympics, the encounter of a lifetime, a gold medal she once thought was unreachable, and name status in her sport for life.

His full title and the touch of fame that came with it did little to spoil his plans. She moved to Auburn to start her freshman year just weeks after returning to the United States with three medals in her carry-on. Relaxed name, image and likeness rules meant she didn’t have to choose between ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and taking online classes while competing for the Tigers.

The 19-year-old did everything she had in mind, both on and off the mat. Her personal brand is in full swing, and Auburn is competing at the NCAA Nationals this week for the first time since 2016, just as she hoped when she left Japan last summer.

Still, Lee and fellow Olympians Jade Carey (Oregon State), Grace McCallum (Utah) and Jordan Chiles (UCLA) will take to the stage on Thursday with something the rest of the peloton doesn’t: the weight of inflated expectations, the kind that comes with the territory after standing on an Olympic podium with your country’s flag hoisted to the rafters.

“I think all Olympians have that burden,” Auburn coach Jeff Graba said. “I think Suni maybe has it more than most just because the all-around gold medalist always has a bit of an extra burden on him.” Still, Graba is quick to point out that Olympic gymnastics and NCAA gymnastics are the same sport. in spirit, but not necessarily in practice.

The skill level is different. The time commitment is different. The scoring is different. The atmosphere of the first team is different. All of this may require a period of adjustment.

Carey, who won floor exercise gold in Tokyo, admits going from over 30 hours in the gym while training for the Olympics to the NCAA-imposed 20-hour limit with the Beavers – not to mention having accumulated more than a dozen encounters in three. months – took some getting used to.

“We don’t train as much, so I’m not super tired,” Carey said. ”But I would say, like the middle of the season. I was like, ‘Whoa, like that’s a lot of competition.’ That’s because it is. The elite schedule is designed to ensure athletes peak a handful of times per year. The collegiate season covers a fraction of that while requiring gymnasts to don their leotards and salute the judges much more frequently.

This is one of the reasons why collegiate gymnastics favors precision. Yes, the level of gymnastics might not be what you see at the Olympics, but if you held the Olympics every week for 13 consecutive weeks, it might look a lot like what will be featured inside Dickie’s Arena this weekend.

Yet the distinction could get lost in translation.

Eight months ago, Lee stunned the world – perhaps especially herself – when she became the fifth consecutive American to win the Olympic title. This week, the reality is that she’s not the prohibitive favorite to win the NCAA crown. Florida senior Trinity Thomas put together 18 routines this year, the judges scored a 10.0, the highest in the nation. A former and possibly future elite – she said ‘nothing is set in stone’ after this weekend – Thomas has been where Lee and company are now, trying to find a way to recalibrate their skills and mindset.

“I kinda like the aspect of trying to make it as good as possible because you were aiming for that 10,” Thomas said. “And so that was really cool for me and like something that I kind of got to change and be like, OK, I want everything to be literally perfect, don’t you? “An option that doesn’t exist at Elite. This is hardly the case collectively. The judges awarded an impressive 69 perfect 10s this season, including a weekend where all four 2020 Olympians saw the iconic number appear on the scoreboard for them at least once.

And yes, it was pretty dope.

“I was really excited, like I had done the Olympics again,” Childs said.

And a trip back to their sport’s biggest stage remains Childs, Lee and Carey’s goal. Childs and Carey are attending a U.S. national team camp later this month. Lee’s immediate future remains a little uncertain – Graba said he would sit down with his star after the NCAAs to discuss his options – but Lee was quick to say she would like to be in Paris in 2024 .

Trying to compete at the elite and collegiate levels at the same time is incredibly demanding, which means this trip to nationals may be their only one. Yet their appearance provided another jolt to a booming level of the sport.

If anyone other than an Olympian steps onto the podium Thursday night with the all-around title in hand, Childes sees it as proof that the talent pool at the college level extends far beyond Olympians. That’s not a bad thing. “Honestly, every girl that comes out on NCAA soil, any floor in general, is talented, gifted and has the dedication to be in the sport,” Childs said. “So their reward is what their reward is and they deserve every bit of it.”

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Brazil poll shows Bolsonaro halved Lula’s lead in a month

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Former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s lead in Brazil’s presidential race has been halved in a month by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, according to a new poll on Wednesday. PoderData’s opinion poll showed that Lula would get 40% of the voting intentions against 35% for Bolsonaro if the October elections were held on Wednesday. In mid-March, when Bolsonaro’s former justice minister was still in contention, Lula also had 40% support, but the incumbent only attracted 30%.

In a mock second round, Lula would beat Bolsonaro by 47% to 38%, just nine percentage points, PoderData found, down from the 14-point advantage seen a month ago and a gap of 22. points at the start of 2022. Other polls from major pollsters have also shown Lula’s advantage gradually eroding, although they show it with a more comfortable lead. Datafolha put Lula ahead in the first round by 17 percentage points in mid-March, up from 26 in December.

PoderData said Bolsonaro had gained 3 points since former judge Sergio Moro, who quit as justice minister in 2020, said he was dropping out of the race, leading the pollster to rule out his name of the investigation. PoderData, the polling arm of news site Poder360, said Lula had a clear lead over Bolsonaro in Brazil’s poorest northeast, but the president was ahead in the midwestern agricultural belt and in northern Brazil.

The gap between voter intentions for Lula and Bolsonaro is within the margin of error in Brazil’s wealthier south and southeast. PoderData surveyed 3,000 voters by phone across the country between April 10 and April 12. The poll has a margin of error of 2 percentage points up or down.

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The Bally Sports App for Cable Cutters: How Much Will It Cost?

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TV Answer Man, I have YouTube TV so we don’t have the Bally Sports channel for our brewers (Milwaukee). Do you know when the cable cutter app will be available and how much it will cost? — Justin, Madison, Wis.

Sinclair CEO Justin Ripley said in February that his company would launch a Bally Sports streaming app for cord cutters in the second quarter of this year. The executive said the initial launch will include at least five Major League Baseball teams (Sinclair now has digital rights deals with the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers and the Tampa Bay Rays) with NHL and NBA teams added in the second half of the year.

The app will allow fans to watch their Bally Sports team on the market, such as the Brewers on Bally Sports Wisconsin, without a subscription to a pay-TV service. They would subscribe directly to Bally Sports.

Sinclair hopes to have more MLB teams available on the app at launch.

However, the Kansas City Star recently published comments from Kansas City Royals CEO John Sherman who suggest the launch of Bally Sports is not imminent despite the second quarter starting on April 1. The newspaper cites a source as saying he won’t be ready until the summer which technically starts in the second quarter, albeit late in the quarter.

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Along with the uncertainty over the app’s launch time comes a bigger question mark over its price. Sinclair has not publicly announced the cost of a team subscription in the market. (You’ll only be able to get your Bally Sports team from the market on the app.) That left it up to reporters to offer some possibilities, based on anonymous sources and financial analysis.

The New York Post reported in June 2021 that Sinclair planned to charge $23 per month for the app. Sinclair was quick to deny that report, but Sports Business Journal recently announced its own prediction that the cost would be north of $20.

This may seem excessive. But consider that DIRECTV Stream, the live streaming service that features Bally Sports, charges at least $20 more per month for any package that includes it. (The Stream’s Choice package, which includes Bally Sports channels and other regional sports networks, costs $89.99 per month, compared to the basic Entertainment package of $69.99 per month, which does not include Bally channels. Sports.)

This should give you an idea of ​​the economics involved in setting the price. Sinclair has to pay a significant amount of money for the rights to the teams’ games and he has to offset that cost in part through the cost of the subscription. (The company also sells in-game advertising.)

So, Justin, chances are the price will be between $18 and $23 when the app launches.

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Indian GM Praggnanandhaa wins Reykjavik Chess Open

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Young Indian grandmaster R Pragganandhaa won the prestigious Reykjavik Open chess tournament here on Tuesday with 7.5 points from nine rounds.

Pragganandhaa, 16, beat compatriot GM D Gukesh in the final round to emerge as the sole winner. Praggnanandhaa turned things around in the all-Indian battle after his opponent blundered as he looked to be losing.

The highly rated Indian went undefeated through the nine rounds and finished with victories over Matthieu Cornette (France) and Gukesh in the last two rounds.

He also had four other victories, including that against American Abhimanyu Mishra, who last year became the youngest grandmaster at the time at the age of 12 years and four months.

Praggnanandhaa (ELO 2624) gained 13.2 ELO points after the triumph. He had recently grabbed the limelight after knocking down world number one Magnus Carlsen in an online tournament.

Gukesh, who recorded six points, finished 17th while general manager Abhijeet Gupta took eighth place, earning 6.5 points.

Dutch GM Max Warmerdam took second place seven points ahead of Mads Anderson (Denmark), who also scored the same number of points. Abhimanyu Mishra had seven points and finished fifth.

Among other Indians, IM Tania Sachdev (6 points) took 21st place while experienced GM B Adibhan scored 5.5 points and settled for 34th place.

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Recall of Kinder chocolates – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 12, 2022 12:40 PM

Health scare: Kinder products have been pulled from shelves on the islands for health reasons (photo provided)

A popular chocolate bar has been pulled from store shelves over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

Kinder products, which include chocolate eggs and bars, have been removed from Lindo grocery stores.

In a statement, the supermarket said it had received a “massive recall notice for all Kinder products”.

A company spokeswoman said: “”We urge all of our customers who have purchased any of these items from Lindo stores to return them as soon as possible for a full refund and do not consume them.

“If the products have already been consumed and you are concerned, please consult your GP.”

The statement said manufacturer Ferrero issued a massive recall notice for all Kinder products that were manufactured at any of its sites in Belgium between June 2021 and today.

Affected Kinder Products

Kinder Surprise 20g

Kinder Surprise 20g x 3 packets

Kinder 150g Egg Hunt Kit

Kinder Mini Eggs 75g

Kinder Surprise 100g

Kinder Chocolates 70g, 200g, 320g

The statement did not specify why the product was removed.

But according to reports from the British Broadcasting Corporation, the recall was made due to a salmonella scare.

Products were pulled from UK and US shelves last week.

The BBC report said: “Ferrero has recalled some of its Kinder chocolates from stores in the United States due to potential salmonella contamination.

“Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder Mix Chocolate Candy Basket are voluntarily recalled,” said Ferrero North America.

“It comes after the company recalled its Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs from UK stores earlier this week.”

The report adds that manufacturer Ferrero made the decision after salmonella was detected at a factory in Belgium.

It came after more than 60 people in the UK, mostly young children, were infected with salmonella in an outbreak linked to Kinder Surprise sweets.

Soccer-Blatter and Platini to face corruption trial in Switzerland in June

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Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter and former UEFA President Michel Platini will go on trial in June to face corruption charges in Switzerland over a $2million payment that world football’s governing body paid to Platini, the court heard on Tuesday.

Both Blatter and Platini have repeatedly denied past wrongdoing during the incident, for which Swiss prosecutors have charged them https://www.Reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/blatter-platini-indicted -by-swiss-authorities-over-2 -million-swiss-francs-2021-11-02/#:~:text=ZURICH%2C%20Nov%202%20(Reuters),de%20Suisse%20said%20on %20Tuesday in November. Prosecutors allege Blatter misarranged payment to Platini, who led France to victory at the 1984 European Championship, in 2011 for consultancy work. Blatter and Platini said the payment was for backdated salary.

Both are suspected of fraud and other charges amid what has become the biggest corruption scandal to rock FIFA. Blatter, who led FIFA for 17 years, resigned in 2015, followed by Platini in 2016. Both were banned for six years for breaches of ethics.

The trial in the Swiss Federal Criminal Court is due to begin on June 8 and last until June 22, the court said on its website. Blatter’s attorney’s office declined to comment. At the time of his arraignment, Blatter said, “I look forward to the trial in Federal Criminal Court with optimism and hope that this story will come to an end and that all the facts will be dealt with properly.”

Platini’s Swiss lawyer was not immediately available for comment. In the past, he said his client was innocent and the case should have been closed long ago. The court said that Blatter and Platini are accused of having illegally obtained, at the expense of FIFA, the payment of 2 million Swiss francs (2.15 million dollars) and social security contributions worth about 229,000 francs for Platini.

“Among other things, Michel Francois Platini had submitted to FIFA in 2011 a presumably fictitious invoice for an (allegedly) still existing claim for his consulting activities for FIFA in the years 1998 to 2002,” he said. ($1 = 0.9304 Swiss francs)

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BetRivers App 2022 – Place bets with the BetRivers Sports app

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The BetRivers app provides a quick gateway to a varied online bookmaker with hundreds of betting markets for over 20 sports.

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  • Cash payments via PayNearMe;
  • Vanilla DirectPay;
  • BetRivers Play+ card;
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The minimum deposit at BetRiviers is $10, while the maximum depends on the option chosen.

Regarding withdrawals, BetRivers runs a proprietary withdrawal system called RushPay. According to BetRivers, the system processes 80% of all withdrawals instantly. If your withdrawal request is not immediately confirmed, it may take up to 24 hours, and in some cases longer, to be processed.

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Key Features of BetRvivers Sportsbook App

The BetRivers sports betting app has several features that give sports betting extra appeal. Some of the features included in the app are also available on the BetRivers desktop and mobile browser version.

Live broadcast

Live streaming is an important part of online sports betting, but few online bookmakers have this feature.

With the BetRivers app, you can live stream the best basketball, football, hockey, tennis, volleyball and other sports matches and events.

Live betting

Like live streaming, live betting is invaluable to all online bookmakers.

Simply tap on the “Live” button in the main sports menu of the app, and a page will open for all the current events in various sports that you can bet on in the game.

Rewards program

BetRivers iRush Rewards program is arguably the best feature of their app. It is available on multiple platforms on computer and mobile browser version.

Every real money wager you make at BetRivers will earn you bonus store points, which you can use as special currency to purchase rewards in the BetRivers bonus store.

You will simultaneously earn loyalty tier points to climb the 10-tier loyalty ladder, where each tier includes different perks. Some loyalty benefits include faster withdrawals, personal VIP manager, access to BetRivers promotional calendar, exclusive freebies, etc.

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BetRivers Sports app design and user experience

Overall, the BetRivers mobile app features a well-organized layout without major lags when visiting different sports pages or streaming live games.

However, it should be noted that some users have reported geolocation issues while using the app. Also, some found the app overloaded with options due to the fact that sports betting and the casino are both included in the same app.

The BetRivers “Bonus Store” also proved somewhat difficult to navigate on mobile.

Final Thoughts on BetRivets Mobile Sports Betting

The BetRivers sports betting mobile app is worth downloading. Its small size is disproportionate to all the gaming options included in such a small package. With various sports markets available, it is easy for all bettors to test their predictions and make money from them.

That said, BetRivers should definitely consider improving some aspects, such as removing unnecessary options to make the app more navigable (like a separate BetRivers casino app). Some customers have also complained of prolonged withdrawals, up to two weeks.

Note that BetRivers actively monitors all user feedback and forwards negatives to their developer team to improve their services.

Government seeks payment processor – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 12, 2022 05:07

Bermuda residents may soon be able to pay government fees online with cryptocurrency.

A government RFQ, posted on www.gov.bm, said it was looking to modify the open-source code of the Gov.Uk Pay payment gateway for local use on the gov.bm site.

He added: “The goal is to provide the public with a consistent and uniform experience when paying online.

“The Bermuda Purposes Code Amendment will provide the government with the necessary functionality to:

• Process an online payment: allow customers to enter their credit card details and complete a transaction

• Retrieve Payment Details: Verify the payment by retrieving the status and all relevant payment information.

• Refund Processed Payments — Refund functionality can be implemented to return funds to the customer’s account; and

• Settle Payments — Settle pre-authorized payments so that funds are withdrawn from the customer’s account once a condition is met.

The government said the open source code currently integrates with Worldpay, Stripe, Smartpay and ePDQ.

He added that he would “also be looking to modify the code to integrate First Atlantic Commerce and allow .net payment gateways, accept cryptocurrency and connect to JD Edwards Enterprise One with the provision of an API for the module. JD Edwards Enterprise One Orchestrator”.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. next Monday.

Full details can be found at www.gov.bm under “Government Contracts”.

A government request for quotation said the aim was to provide the public with a consistent and uniform experience when paying online.

Sports News Roundup: Sidney Crosby’s OT heroism breaks Penguins skid; Golf-Major victory cements Scheffler as the best player in the world and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

NBA roundup: Klay Thompson scores season-high 41 in Warriors win

Klay Thompson scored a season-high 41 points and led a 3-point shooting barrage as the visiting Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 128-107 in the regular season finale for both teams Sunday night. Thompson, playing in just his 32nd game after returning from Achilles surgery, scored over 30 points for the fourth time in his last six games and surpassed his previous record of 38 points. He made 7 of 14 3-pointers as the Warriors (53-29) made 19 of 33 from beyond the arc.

NHL roundup: Sidney Crosby’s OT heroics end Penguins skid

Sidney Crosby scored 2:21 into overtime Sunday for his 1,400th career point as the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators. Crosby, playing his 1,100th game, tipped a pass from Rickard Rakell inside the left post. It was Crosby’s third point of the game, with an earlier goal and an assist.

Golf-Major victory cements Scheffler as the best player in the world

Scottie Scheffler held steady and picked up a three-stroke victory at the Masters on Sunday to win the coveted “green jacket” and cement his status as the best golfer in the world. From his first PGA Tour win at the Phoenix Open just two months ago to his first major title at Augusta National, Schleffer’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric.

Italy seizes properties belonging to Russian racer Mazepin – law enforcement sources

Italy has seized properties worth around 105 million euros ($114.45 million) belonging to former Russian Formula One driver Nikita Dmitrievich Mazepin and his oligarch father, the newspaper said on Monday. Reuters two police sources. The operation targeted a villa – known as Rocky Ram – located in the north of the island of Sardinia. It is part of wider efforts to penalize wealthy Russians linked to President Vladimir Putin after Moscow invaded Ukraine on February 24.

Motor racing title defense is already a big task, says Verstappen

Max Verstappen says two things need to happen for him to have a chance of successfully defending his Formula 1 title and Red Bull is not succeeding either at the moment. The 24-year-old Dutchman has delivered his verdict after suffering a second retirement in three races on Sunday, with the Australian Grand Prix leaving him a whopping 46 points behind dominant Ferrari winner Charles Leclerc.

Football-UEFA orders partial closure of Atletico stadium for Man City clash

UEFA on Monday ordered the partial closure of Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium for their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City on Wednesday due to “discriminatory behaviour” by its fans. Kevin De Bruyne’s 70th-minute goal earned City a 1-0 home win in the first leg last Tuesday, after which the Spanish side were charged with fan offenses including throwing objects .

MLB roundup: Hunter Greene shines on Reds debut

Hunter Greene was strong in his major league debut on Sunday, and teammate Tyler Stephenson homered in his hometown as the visiting Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 to win a game of their four-game weekend series. One of baseball’s most heralded pitching prospects, Greene has exceeded 100 mph on 20 of his 92 pitches in five innings.

Grand National, Man City-Liverpool clash covers busy weekend for sports betting

UK bookmakers had one of their busiest times this weekend with punters around the world betting on major sporting events as the Grand National, Masters and Premier League clash between title hunters Manchester City and Liverpool. 888, a pure online sportsbook player, said the National, which welcomed fans for the first time in three years on Saturday, was its biggest ever horseracing event, with “customers placing bets from all over the world “, helping the bookmaker attract a record number of new customers.

Tennis-Returning Wawrinka knocked out by Bublik in Monte Carlo opener

Stan Wawrinka marked his return to Tour-level competition for the first time in 13 months by showing glimpses of his old form, but the Swiss failed to pass Alexander Bublik in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters, losing 3-6 7-5 6 -2 on Monday. The three-time Grand Slam champion suffered a foot injury at the start of 2021 and had surgery in March last year before another operation three months later, only returning to action at a Challenger tournament Tour to Marbella last month.

Motor racing – A teenage Russian karter investigated by the FIA ​​for a salute on the podium

A 15-year-old Russian go-karter is being investigated by motor racing’s world governing body after giving an apparent fascist-style salute on the podium at a race in Portugal last weekend . The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement on Monday that it had launched an immediate investigation into Artem Severiukhin’s “unacceptable conduct”.

(With agency contributions.)

Batt:RE will be RCB’s official EV partner for IPL

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Electric two-wheeler maker Batt:RE has teamed up with Royal Challengers Bangalore as the latter’s official EV partner for the ongoing 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), according to a statement on Monday. The partnership will include the distribution of signed team merchandise and memorabilia, as well as jerseys and sticks. Additionally, it will also feature the Batt:RE logo on all sponsor boards, the official RCB website as well as the cricket team’s bus and car, according to a statement. “Our vision is to foster brand relationships while building a relationship with their fans by delivering the message of a greener future. Through this strategic partnership, we hope to broaden our horizons to a wider and discerning audience, who share our passion for cleaner mobility,” said Batt:RE Founder and Director Nishchal Chaudhary. “We are thrilled to partner with Batt:RE in their efforts RCB has always been an environmentally and sustainability conscious brand and is proud to partner with brands that share the same philosophy,” said the Vice President. and head of Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajesh Menon.

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Major sporting events are back in Singapore, bringing business to SMEs as the country reports 2,568 new Covid-19 cases

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SINGAPORE, April 11 (The Straits Times/ANN): The return of major sporting events to Singapore this year could see the recovery of the events ecosystem occur sooner than expected.

Millions will be spent to organize such events, generate business, create jobs and boost the economy.

The two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic had seen many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) battered.

But big events such as the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens being held this weekend, as well as upcoming events such as the 2022 OCBC Cycle and the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix, could boost the economy through the creation of new jobs in all sectors.

Rostam Umar, head of strategy group at Sport Singapore, said more than 15 major sporting events were scheduled for 2022, up from four in 2021.

Paul Kent, partner at KPMG in Singapore, said that in addition to the staff needed for these events, other secondary industries such as security, logistics and marketing are also benefiting from increased demand for their services.

The OCBC Cycle event in 2019. Next month’s OCBC Cycle event marks the return of in-person rides after a two-year hiatus. – Time of the Straits

More than 300 people and 40 companies, from industries ranging from healthcare and hospitality to automotive and technology, are involved in next month’s OCBC round in different roles such as sponsors, contractors and suppliers.

Koh Ching Ching, group brand and communications manager at OCBC Bank, said the bank has invested millions of dollars in OCBC Cycle over the past 13 years.

“A mass event like this spurs the growth of related businesses like personal bikes and peripherals because it brings people together to pursue a fun group activity.”

Selena Ling, chief economist and head of research and cash strategy at OCBC, said sporting events can add dynamism and buzz to the entire hospitality and entertainment industry, which could in turn attract more visitors to Singapore.

“They will go hand-in-hand with the acceleration of the recovery of sectors related to aviation and tourism,” she added.

The return of mass sporting events comes as the government set aside $500 million to revive the tourism sector, following the reopening of Singapore’s borders to all fully vaccinated travellers.

Kent said Singapore will need to quickly restore confidence in its economic stability and also reclaim its position as a regional hub by increasing the country’s visibility as a viable venue for large-scale international events.

The cancellation of many live events since 2020 to curb the spread of Covid-19 had also forced event operators out of work.

Kurt Wee, president of the Association of Small and Medium Businesses, noted how many businesses had to take out temporary bridging loans to get through the crisis.

“We certainly hope that as more events are rolled out, there will be sustained growth in demand, so businesses can begin to benefit from the return of operations and sustained production capacity.” , did he declare.

The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens saw 91% of its tickets sold. About 22,000 spectators attended the event this weekend.

More than 90% of suppliers and partners who worked on the event were local SMEs, organizer Singapore Rugby Sevens said.

This year's F1 Singapore Grand Prix will take place on October 2, 2022. - The Straits TimesThis year’s F1 Singapore Grand Prix will take place on October 2, 2022. – The Straits Times

Mark Tan, director of event logistics company TKH Deco, said the upcoming OCBC cycle will be the first major sporting event his company handles this year. This will bring about $200,000 in revenue.

“My company has had no revenue from live events for almost two years. Fortunately, we have managed to get business by providing barricades to workers’ dormitories,” said Mr. Tan, whose workforce has grown from 60 to 40 due to the pandemic.

“I will bid for the Formula 1 race. Hopefully I can reach 50% of my income before the pandemic.”

Daryl Tan, senior manager of cycle organizer OCBC Pich Event Management, is grateful that in-person rides are resuming this year after a two-year hiatus, but with a cap of 2,000 attendees.

He called it a small step towards the recovery of the sporting events ecosystem, as in-person events create many opportunities for businesses.

Infinitus Productions, which staged around 15 mass sporting events in 2019, has five races in the works for 2022.

The company’s chief executive, Mr. Jeffrey Foo, expects this year’s revenue to reach around $4-5 million, or about 40% of its revenue in 2019.

“A lot of businesses have suffered from the lack of events. I had to take out a bridging loan to weather the storm. If events don’t come back this year, I would have to close up shop,” said Mr Foo, whose l The company had previously organized races such as The Straits Times Run, Sundown Marathon and Great Eastern Women’s Run.

“Fortunately, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Singapore reported 2,568 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total to 1,140,569.

Among the new cases, 388 cases were detected by PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 2,180 by ART (rapid antigen test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Of the PCR cases, 373 were local transmissions and 15 were imported cases. Of the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed as low risk, 2,119 were local transmissions and 61 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 339 cases are currently hospitalized, including 18 cases in intensive care units.

Two more patients died of complications from the Covid-19 infection, bringing the death toll to 1,303, the ministry said. – The Straits Times/ANN

Cricket-Ashwin’s ‘retreat’ tactic could catch on

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Ravichandran Ashwin became the first player to be ‘retired’ in an Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday, making way for a more attacking hitter to speed up the scoring, and pundits predict more teams will adopt the tactic.

Promoted to number six in the Rajasthan Royals order, Ashwin hit 28 out of 23 before intentionally leaving in 19th, much to the astonishment of rival Lucknow Super Giants players. Riyan Parag came on at bat and wasted little time, hitting eight on four, including a six, as Rajasthan won the game by three runs.

“It was the right time to do it,” head coach Kumar Sangakkara told reporters after Rajasthan recorded their third win in four matches to top the points table. “Ashwin himself was also asking on the pitch, and we had discussed that just before, about what we were going to do.

“I thought the way Ashwin handled that situation, walking under pressure, the way he punched in support of the team and then ultimately sacrificed himself in terms of a takedown, was just magnificent.” Sonam Tongbay of Bhutan is the only batsman to be ‘retired’ in an international match, facing Maldives at the 2019 South Asian Games.

Fans on social media found it fitting that Ashwin was involved in the scheme. The 35-year-old off-spinner has taken leg breaks in National cricket to fool batsmen and has even been known to try to put out non-strikers if they back up too far.

West Indies versatile player Carlos Brathwaite is among those who believe more teams could use the Twenty20 cricket tactic. “I think it was brave from Rajasthan,” Brathwaite told the ESPNcricinfo website.

“I think in the future it’s something that we’ll probably see a lot more of… It’s something that will be part of the game.”

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Which MLB teams can you stream on the Bally Sports app? – The Broadcast

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If you want to stream your favorite MLB, NHL or NBA team with the Bally Sports app, you can do so on your phone, tablet or connected TV device like Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. But is it available for all your favorite teams?

Whenever a DTC subscription is available, the earliest MLB fans might care is the summer of 2022, when Sinclair finally has the rights to stream select MLB team games without a streaming service. partner or cable provider. For now, this is limited to five MLB teams.

Which MLB teams can Bally stream DTC?

Starting Summer 2022, you’ll be able to stream the following teams in the Bally Sports app, without a cable or satellite subscription. Although the price has not been set, it will probably cost upwards of $20/month.

How can you stream games in the Bally Sports app now?

If you’re using your cable, satellite, or DIRECTV STREAM streaming subscription, you can use your TV Everywhere credentials to access the Bally Sports app. Every team available on your local Bally Sports RSN will also be available in the Bally Sports app.

DIRECTV STREAM is the only live TV streaming service that offers regional sports networks Bally Sports, YES Network and Marquee Sports Network.

To get your local RSN, you’ll need to sign up for their $89.99 DIRECTV STREAM plan of choice, which offers a 5-day free trial. Along with your local RSN Bally Sports, you’ll get all of the top 35 cable channels, plus MLB Network and NBA TV. If you upgrade to their $104.99 DIRECTV STREAM Premier plan, you’ll also get NHL Network.

For a limited time, you’ll also get HBO Max and other premium channels included for three months. You’ll get unlimited simultaneous streams and they now include unlimited DVR at no additional cost.

For those in other markets, they also offer MASN, MSG, Spectrum SportsNet LA, Altitude, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, and ROOT Sports Northwest.

Which RSN Bally Sports offer local sports teams?

Bally Sports Regional Sports Networks carries local television programming from 14 MLB teams, 17 NBA teams and 13 NHL teams.

Which streaming services offer Bally Sports RSN and other regional sports networks?

The Masters: Watch the iconic Amen Corner on the Sky Sports app, YouTube, skysports.com and the Red Button | Golf News

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Watch the world’s best golfers take on Amen Corner at Augusta National with our free live stream; other additional streams on the red button, including featured groups; watch The Masters live all week on Sky Sports Golf as Tiger Woods returns and Hideki Matsuyma looks to defend his title

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Watch a live stream of Amen Corner here from Thursday afternoon

Watch a live stream of Amen Corner here from Thursday afternoon

Amen Corner, one of golf’s most recognizable stretches, can make or break a game at the Masters.

Pass the 11, 12 and 13 holes of Augusta National unscathed and you could be well placed, but come a crop and you can quickly slip down the leaderboard.

Jordan Spieth found that out the hard way in 2016 when he suffered a quadruple bogey on the par-three 12th hole, with his two-stroke lead and hopes of a second successive title subsequently evaporating.

You can watch Amen Corner for free on the Sky Sports website and app and on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel from 3.45pm on Thursday afternoon. Coverage is also available on Sky Sports Golf (Sky channel 405) via the red button.

There are also a number of additional streams available on the red button, including from the range and holes four, five and six, while you can also follow featured bands.

Ahead of The Masters, we take a look at some of Augusta's best shots, including legendary moments from Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and more!

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Ahead of The Masters, we take a look at some of Augusta’s best shots, including legendary moments from Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and more!

Ahead of The Masters, we take a look at some of Augusta’s best shots, including legendary moments from Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and more!

Hole 11, a par four called White Dogwood, was extended 15 yards this year. The green is guarded by a pond to the left and a strategically positioned bunker to the center right.

Then players move on to the 12th hole, Golden Bell, the shortest par three on this famous course. Perils often include swirling winds and always include Rae’s Creek and three bunkers.

Jamie Redknapp and Dame Laura Davies took the famous 12th hole at Augusta National ahead of the Masters

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Jamie Redknapp and Dame Laura Davies took the famous 12th hole at Augusta National ahead of the Masters

Jamie Redknapp and Dame Laura Davies took the famous 12th hole at Augusta National ahead of the Masters

Amen Corner ends on the 13th, a 510-yard par five with a wide dogleg. It is called Azalea with around 1,600 azaleas decorating the hole from tee to green.

Players have a chance of finding an elevated green in two if they hit an accurate tee shot down the fairway, but four bunkers behind the putting surface can get in the way of golfers missing their target from that point.

The Masters marks the start of the 2022 men’s major schedule, with all four rounds exclusively live on Sky Sports Golf and a host of additional streams and coverage available via the red button.

Watch The Masters throughout the week exclusively live on Sky Sports. Live coverage begins Thursday from 2pm on Sky Sports Golf, with additional streams and bonus action during all four rounds available via the red button.

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How much does the Bally Sports app cost? – The Broadcast

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Bally Sports app allows you to stream live games broadcast on Bally Sports RSNs like Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports West and Bally Sports North. Right now though, there’s no way to sign up and subscribe to the app unless you have a cable, satellite, or streaming plan like DIRECTV STREAM.

For these customers, you will be able to use your TV Everywhere credentials to unlock the app and stream your favorite team’s games for free on your local Bally Sports RSN. It will work on your streaming player like Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku – or on your mobile device.

What if you don’t have that?

While they’re expected to launch a direct-to-consumer streaming service that will initially support five MLB teams (Royals, Tigers, Marlins, Rays and Brewers) – it won’t launch until this summer. Although they haven’t announced pricing yet, they have indicated that it will cost upwards of $20/month to subscribe.

So how can you stream games in the Bally Sports app now?

DIRECTV STREAM is the only live TV streaming service that offers regional sports networks Bally Sports, YES Network and Marquee Sports Network.

To get your local RSN, you’ll need to sign up for their $89.99 DIRECTV STREAM plan of choice, which offers a 5-day free trial. Along with your local RSN Bally Sports, you’ll get all of the top 35 cable channels, plus MLB Network and NBA TV. If you upgrade to their $104.99 DIRECTV STREAM Premier plan, you’ll also get NHL Network.

For a limited time, you’ll also get HBO Max and other premium channels included for three months. You’ll get unlimited simultaneous streams and they now include unlimited DVR at no extra cost.

For those in other markets, they also offer MASN, MSG, Spectrum SportsNet LA, Altitude, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, and ROOT Sports Northwest.

Boris Johnson says ‘biological men’ shouldn’t compete in women’s sporting events

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he does not believe transgender women should compete in women’s sporting events, a view he called “sensible” but possibly “controversial”.

Transgender athletes competing in the sport have been in the news lately after transgender cyclist Emily Bridges was declared ineligible to compete in her first elite women’s race by cycling’s world governing body. Issues cited around the issue in general were inclusion, sporting fairness and safety.

Johnson was speaking on a range of issues, including the UK government’s approach to banning so-called conversion therapy, before tell Sky News“I don’t think biological men should compete in women’s sporting events. It might be a controversial thing to say, but it just makes sense to me.

“I also happen to think that women should have spaces – whether in hospitals, prisons or changing rooms – that are dedicated to them. That’s all my thinking has developed on this issue.

“If it puts me in conflict with others then we have to work it out. That’s not to say I’m not extremely sympathetic to people who want to change gender, transition and it’s vital that we give people maximum love and support in making these decisions.These are complex issues and cannot be solved with quick and easy legislation alone.It takes a lot of thought to get it right.

The most recent IOC guidelines – updated in November 2021 after the Tokyo Olympics – said it should not be assumed that a transgender athlete automatically had an unfair advantage in women’s events.

He recommended that individual sports under the Olympic umbrella – such as track and field, weightlifting, gymnastics and swimming – set their own rules regarding transgender athletes.

World Rugby has banned trans women from playing at elite level, while the domestic policy of the Rugby Football Union in England allows trans women to play, under certain testosterone-based conditions.

How Bidders for Major Sporting Events Should Approach ESG Criteria

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Wednesday, April 06, 2022 By Matt Evans , Gino Murugesan

At the launch of the ‘We Love 2023 Tour’ in Paris, Rugby World Cup France 2023 CEO Claude Atcher declared:

France 2023 has adopted a vision: to have a positive impact for rugby, the planet and France by offering a responsible event that meets the challenges of today and tomorrow. The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be more than a sporting event. He will leave a legacy.” (emphasis added)

His bold statement sums up an ever-growing trend in major sporting events (MPE): What positive impact will an MSE have and leave in the host city, country or world? Although heritage and sustainability considerations are nothing new, in recent years there has been a refocusing of the concept around the new trend of ‘ESG‘ – namely environmental, social and governance issues. The MSE organization touches on a plethora of ESG issues, including gender/diversity inclusion, human rights, environmental impact and urban redevelopment.

This article examines the various ways in which these issues are addressed through the implementation of explicit and implicit ESG requirements that have been included in MSE tendering processes. More specifically, it examines:

  1. What are the ESG criteria;
  2. The nature and scope of ESG criteria within the current bid requirements for the Olympic Games and the Football and Rugby World Cups; and
  3. Whether there was significant compliance with the criteria.

Answering these questions will help us understand the changing legacy and sustainability requirements for MSEs; current requirements for any country wishing to host an MSE; and whether the requirements have a lasting impact on ESG issues in the host country.

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Cebu City ready to host national sporting events again

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With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, sports leaders in Cebu City say the city is now ready to host major local and national tournaments, including the Palarong Pambansa football event. (CDN PHOTO/TONEE DESPOJO)

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City is now ready to host local and national sporting events, Cebu sports stakeholders said during the city hall interactive discussion titled “Panaghisgot” on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

The forum featured Cebu City Vice Mayor Dondon Hontiveros, former Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) and now Board Member Edward Hayco, Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) Director Jesse Taborada, Central Visayas Football Association (CVFA) Board Member Jose Guy. Ceniza and multi-title football coach Glen Ramos.

During the forum, the guests revealed many sporting events planned in Cebu City for the rest of the year after announcing on February 25, 2022 that the city had authorized the organization of all forms of sports at all levels with a set of guidelines.

One of them is the Palarong Pambansa Football Tournament at CCSC scheduled for April 25-27, 2022 with many school teams across the country.

The teams will compete in a bubble set up as a Department of Education (DepEd) ‘dry trial’ before going full-throttle on the Palarong Pambansa next year.

Additionally, the CVFA will host the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) U-19 Champions Regional Elimination in June at the same venue.

“We hope it will go from April 25 to 27. Bubble ni siya, it was planned man gyud when the pandemic started, bisan pa karon with the easing of restrictions, we decided to go through, all the contingencies naay surge, dili na maapektuhan, ug mahadlok mabalik ta ato, makapadayon ra gihapon,” Ceniza said.

On the other hand, Hontiveros revealed many upcoming sporting events in Cebu this year.

First, he said Cebu City plans to hold an inter-barangay basketball and volleyball tournament, tentatively set after the election.

“From the sports budget, part was devoted to the city’s recovery program during the Typhoon Odette pandemic. We work with the resources we have. Naa ta inter-barangay, basketball, volleyball, we set guidelines, dili pa namo ma supply all bata-bata nga players,” Hontiveros said.

Second, he mentioned a major tennis tournament featuring players and teams from Cebu City and Bacolod with further details to be announced soon.

“Cebu has four teams, two Bacolod teams, hopefully after the end of April, sud pa man sa atong budget, ug wala nay election ban, we can give na prizes. Also, the Bohol Spartan Race held recently should be brought here to Cebu,” Hontiveros added.

Meanwhile, Hayco told the forum that CCSC has been busy during the onset of the pandemic with its virtual training program and tournaments.

He revealed that they had made sure the CCSC maintained their grassroots sports program as a way to help the mental health of young people in Cebu City.

“In fact, even during the pandemic, wala jud nato gihunong atong programa, we made sure all the kids stayed online, we had online training, online competition. Bisag dili siya as effective as face to face, at least ang bata ug mga ginikanan, kept them sane during the pandemic,” Hayco said.

Hayco recently held the very successful 14th Danceport sa Sugbo, a national face-to-face dancesport competition held in Cebu City which attracted over 400 participants.

In addition to revealing the initial lineup of sporting events taking place in Cebu City in the coming weeks and months, the CCSC, under its new Chairman John Pages, is currently in the process of realigning its schedule and accepting recording of upcoming sporting events. /rcg

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Baseball-Five storylines to follow during the 2022 MLB season

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Five storylines to follow as the 2022 Major League Baseball season kicks off with Opening Day Thursday. 1 – Lockout ends, but can the sport grow its fanbase?

MLB’s 2022 season appeared in jeopardy when owners locked out players in early December amid disagreements over the terms of a new five-year labor agreement. The parties finally reached an agreement and the lockout ended last month without any games being called off, providing relief to those who feared a prolonged work stoppage would alienate fans.

Instead, fans seem eager to get back to the ballpark. On the day the season start date was finalized, online ticket retailer StubHub said it saw ticket sales jump 235%. While this is good news in the short term, baseball has yet to find answers to counter its declining TV viewership and aging fan base.

To do so, he will need to attract the next generation of fans by spotlighting emerging talents like Ronald Acuna Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto and playing on team rivalries in the crowded North American sports market. . 2 – Can the Braves repeat as champions? The Atlanta Braves were the surprise winners of last year’s World Series, winning the best-of-seven series 4-2 over the Houston Astros despite winning just 88 games in the regular season.

The club lost slugger Freddie Freeman to the Dodgers in the offseason but still have plenty of pop in a roster that includes Acuna, who will look to return in May from a torn right ACL, as well as Marcell Ozuna, Eddie Rosario and Adam Duvall. The pitching team that includes Max Fried, Charlie Morton and Ian Anderson received a boost with the addition of closer Kenley Jansen last month.

This Braves team has no obvious holes and all the pieces they need to win the NL East and more. 3 – Back-to-back Ohtani MVPs? Los Angeles Angels two-way star Ohtani had one of the most impressive seasons in baseball history last year as a hitter and pitcher and was later named the unanimous winner of the AL MVP award 2021.

He earned comparisons to Hall of Famer Babe Ruth as he went 9-2 on the mound while hitting 46 homers. He graced the cover of Sony’s “MLB The Show 22” video game. There’s no reason to think he won’t be able to do it again – provided the 27-year-old Japanese can stay healthy.

Ohtani hit his third spring training home run on Sunday and will be the opening day starter for the first time in his MLB career on Thursday against the Astros. The rulebook has even been changed to reflect his unique talents.

On the days he pitches, he will also be listed as a designated hitter, meaning he can stay in the game to bat even after finishing on the mound in what has been dubbed the “Shohei Ohtani Rule”. All signs point to Ohtani making even more history this season. 4 – Big names in new teams

Some of the biggest names in the game will be donning new uniforms this season and it will be fascinating to see how they fit into their new surroundings and when they face their old teams. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has signed a three-year, $130 million contract with the Mets and the right-hander could face his former team, the Washington Nationals, on Opening Day.

Shortstop Corey Seager signed a massive $325 million 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers that saw him leave the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he won the 2020 World Series MVP award. Seager will be a stalwart for Rangers alongside Marcus Semien, who signed a seven-year, $175 million deal in December to join Rangers.

Former Brave Freeman will wear Dodger blue and join a team most consider the favorites to win the title, while rival San Francisco Giants have added former Dodger and Brave Joc Pederson to their roster. 5 – Players return from injury Nine-time MLB All-Star Mike Trout, who is already considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time, is set to return for the Angels after having missed most of last season with a torn calf muscle.

If he’s fully healthy, the underperforming Angels team could have a real chance in the AL West, where they’ll be looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014. The Houston Astros and tough –starting right-hander Justin Verlander, who missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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Fantasy Sports Howzat App Internal Ads Go Out Of The Park

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Although Howzat is endorsed by big cricket stars like Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathanot, the ads don’t talk about the stars but weave stories that highlight users’ concerns. Rather than talking about which cricketer practiced late at night or who comes from a modest family background, Howzat advertisements emphatically talk about what the Howzat app actually offers, such as free games on membership, bonuses, the ease of withdrawing winnings and new features such as only playing the second round.

“The ads show how different we are from other fantasy apps,” said Bharat Bhatia, Vice President of Marketing at Junglee Games. “We think it’s very important that ads are relevant to the user and address their pain points and needs. As a fantastic platform with a difference, we know what users are looking for in a fantastic app and we have highlighted how we provide just that. This T20 season, we want users to be able to make an informed choice to have a better fantasy cricket experience.”

The tongue-in-cheek ads are parodies of some hugely popular Indian films and confront competitors head-on. They are targeted at india 13 crores fantasy sports players, the vast majority of whom are cricket fans.

Without emphasizing the themes of national integration, these advertisements featuring Yuvraj SinghIrfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh let us also remember that the fantastic game, just like the game of cricket, is a pan-India passion. Interest in fantasy games is not limited to one region. So it’s a stroke of genius to have characters that are relatable in every part of India. If Bhool Bhool Pandey, the cop who forgets to field his team in the contest before the deadline, represents india heart of the north, Pooch Pa is a typical South Indian character. Babu Rao, who is desperately trying to get his earnings by calling customer service with his old rotary phone, has a name reminiscent of western India.

These ads work so well because they got married india two great passions: cinema and cricket. And in doing so, they haven’t forgotten what matters most – the user and what the user expects most from a fantasy cricket app.

About Howzat

Howzat is a fantasy sports platform owned by india leading skill game company Junglee Games. It offers sports fans 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 with other users for cash prizes. The platform is legally certified, secure and trusted by 16 million regular fantasy sports players worldwide India.

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Putin the Russian pariah – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 05, 2022 08:25

Dear Sir,

Vladimir Putin is Adolf Hitler reincarnated. Hitler attempted to create a German empire throughout Europe during World War II. Putin wants to recreate a Russian empire in Europe from the invasion of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the democracies show tendencies of military distrust similar to those the Allies showed against Hitler’s initial invasions.

Land grabbing: Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was widely criticized by the international community (Photograph by Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Putin thought he would invade Ukraine, but he met fierce resistance from the Ukrainians. Increased NATO military preparedness, especially in Poland, and tough economic sanctions could dissuade Putin from his expansionist policy, but that won’t save Ukraine. NATO and the United States should have sent military forces to western Ukraine. For fear of Russia, the Biden administration hesitated to transfer Polish planes to Ukraine. We let Ukraine down, and that will embolden Putin.

The free world must continue to support Ukraine with military and economic assistance, and sanctions must be maintained against Russia until it leaves Ukraine. Thereafter, Russia should be subjected to trillions of dollars in war reparations starting with its seized assets; and Putin and his cronies should be charged with war crimes.

The United States must reassess its national security posture vis-à-vis Russia.

Russia’s position among the countries has been damaged beyond repair, and Putin and Russia are considered outcasts of the world and enemies of humanity.

DONALD MOSKOWITZ

Londonderry, New Hampshire

Chinese football clubs risk relegation and expulsion for unpaid wages

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The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has said clubs that fail to settle all outstanding wages by December 31 will be relegated or expelled, while those that fail to meet the deadlines within the year will face deduct points as part of its salary arrears management plan. . The CFA disqualified Liaoning FC in the 2020 season after the club failed to provide authorities with evidence that it had settled its debts and paid employee salaries.

Lower league clubs Guangdong South China Tigers, Sichuan Longfor and Shanghai Shenxin have also dissolved after failing to submit salary and bonus confirmation form before the 2020 season. Under the plan, clubs must pay at least 30 % of total arrears by July 31, not less than 70% by October 31 and all unpaid wages by December 31.

Clubs that repay less than 30% by July 31 will be banned from registering new players in the second transfer window of the 2022 season and will be deducted three points. Clubs that repay less than 70% of total arrears by October 31 will have six points deducted.

The plan was announced after the CFA and China’s professional football union summoned clubs from the top three divisions to hold an online meeting on Sunday. The 2022 season of the top-flight Chinese Super League will begin later this month.

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Football and Australian leagues sign agreement to tackle online abuse

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Australian Rules Football clubs will use artificial intelligence to tackle online abuse after A-Leagues and Australian professional footballers signed a partnership with backup platform GoBubble. As part of the initiative, all social media channels across the league, including those owned by individual players, will be protected from offensive language using GoBubble’s technology.

“Football has a unique power to connect people from all walks of life, and we want the A-Leagues to be the most welcoming and safest place at all levels – in our online communities and in real life. “said A-League CEO Danny. Townsend. “There is no place for online abuse in our game, and this decision is part of our duty of care to the players and our fans.

“GoBubble Community’s technology protects anyone who follows player, club and league accounts from harmful abuse and keeps our communities safe.” The automated system, which was launched last year and tested by A-League clubs in February, will use machine learning-based software to monitor social media accounts to identify and address abuse. in line.

Former Melbourne Victory player Josh Hope quit the sport in 2020 aged 22 due to anxiety caused by online abuse by fans.

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Bridging the cultural divide – The Royal Gazette

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Created: April 02, 2022 08:00

Reverend Gavin Tyte is a former professional beatboxer and rapper (Photograph courtesy of The Living Church Foundation.org)

When I write the word “church”, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

I assume you are imagining a building or service (taking place inside a building). Well, those are expressions of church but not of church. If you have been reading my articles for a few weeks, you will know that the church is not something you go to, but a community of people held together by the love of God expressed through the person of Jesus Christ.

How the church speaks, well, that’s up for grabs. Churches express themselves in different ways, depending on the social and cultural context in which they were established and exist. The Anglican Church of Bermuda organized itself into parishes and erected buildings with pointed towers in which they could gather to offer worship to God. To fill the big spaces with big sound, they used huge PA systems – otherwise known as pipe organs. They created books with specific words and prayers they found helpful, and sang songs to the catchy tunes of the day.

It is worth remembering that every Christian church was planted once. Each Christian church was born, first from a community that had no buildings, no songs and/or words of its own. I am an Anglican church leader and I can’t help but wonder if we were to plant a Christian church today, how would we do it? What would that look like? What are the things we would hold dear – values, if you will – that would shape and define our lives together?

One of the wonderful things about Christianity is that it expresses itself in any context and in any culture where people find Jesus. And yet, the Church has been guilty of “inculturation”. In other words, it takes people from one context and molds and molds them into a church context.

For example, I’m a longtime member of the global beatboxing community. For those who don’t know what beatboxing is, it’s a form of mouth drumming and is part of the larger hip-hop movement. I created the world’s first beatboxing video tutorials, ran the world’s largest website for beatboxers, and was a judge at the last two world beatboxing championships.

I like beatbox, I like hip-hop, I like the Bible and I like Jesus. To that end, I wrote the entire Gospel of Luke in rap and beatboxed and performed to audiences around the world. So what happens when a young person who grew up in this musical culture gets to know Jesus and becomes a Christian? Do we tell them that they should go to their local church building on a Sunday morning (when they lie down after partying all night), sit on pews (or the only other place they have seen is the courthouse), and expect them to sing Victorian hymns with obscure words accompanied by a pipe organ?

Now I love sacred spaces and pipe organs, especially when played by Angie, our talented organist, but on reflection, I have to admit that I was inculturated in the church. I adopted expressions of church that were not natural to me and since I was ordained a priest, I have fought to keep a foot in both worlds. My calling has been to bridge the gap between church culture and the larger culture. But I don’t do it on my own. This is part of the calling of any Anglican priest. When I was ordained, and each time I took on a new position, I had to do something called the declaration of assent. There are these words:

“The Church of England is part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, worshiping the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. She professes the faith only revealed in Holy Scripture and set forth in Catholic creeds, which faith the church is called to proclaim anew in every generation.”

Notice the last part: “proclaim anew to every generation.” Let it sink in. It doesn’t say, “proclaim the way it has always been done, using the same formulas that have always been used and using the same language that has always been spoken.” No! The Anglican Church recognizes that to effectively proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and be witnesses to God’s love, we must use methods, language and styles appropriate to the larger social and cultural context in which we find ourselves. I made this public promise in front of the bishop and the congregations I served, and it is something I take very seriously.

Right now there’s a whole world outside of the church that’s a different culture. How does the church bridge this cultural gap? Well, He can do that by making our expressions of worship and ministry culturally relevant. For example, at our all-ages worship at St. Mark’s, we sing modern songs with cool beats, have accessible words, and deliver relevant and engaging talks. In addition to being culturally relevant inside the church, we also proclaim the message of Jesus and witness God’s love outside the church.

One of the ways I seek to connect people to Jesus is through The Hip-Hop Gospel. It is a rhymed version of the Gospel of Luke and is written to connect with a wider non-ecclesiastical culture. In fact, we are a group here in Bermuda looking to bring it to the stage as a musical production. If this is something you would like to get involved in, or if you know someone who would like to get involved, let me know. It’s a very exciting project. You can download a free copy of The Hip-Hop Gospel here: https://thehiphopgospel.com/ and it is also available, for a small fee, in the Kindle store.

So this week may you shine like a star and be Jesus to all you meet inside and outside the church, and may you be blessed to be a blessing.

Amen

Reverend Gavin Tyte is the pastor of St Mark’s Anglican Church. Visit stmarks.bm

Sports News Roundup: NFL-Kaepernick to pitch past NFL scouts at Michigan spring game; Football-England will face the United States at the World Cup on November 25 and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Football and Brazil favorites to win the World Cup in Qatar

Brazil are the favorites to win the 2022 World Cup according to bookmakers after the five-time champions were drawn on Friday along with Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon in the group stage of the showpiece event in Qatar. William Hill set up Brazil, who rose to the top of the world rankings this week, as 5-1 favorites to win the tournament ahead of France (11-2), England (6-1), England (6-1), Spain (15-2) and Argentina. (11-1).

NFL-Kaepernick to pitch past NFL scouts at Michigan spring game

Free quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s quest for a return to the National Football League (NFL) will continue this weekend when he puts on a halftime display of shots at the University of Michigan Spring Game Saturday. Draft-eligible players will receive Kaepernick’s passes and NFL team personnel in attendance will be allowed to watch the event, the NFL said on its website.

Former US goalkeeper Solo arrested on suspicion of DWI

Former US goaltender Hope Solo was arrested Thursday in North Carolina on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, a police department spokesperson said Friday. Solo was arrested in a Walmart parking lot in Winston-Salem and charged with impaired driving (DWI), resisting arrest and misdemeanor child abuse, the Winston-Salem Police Department said.

Soccer-England will face the United States at the World Cup on November 25

England will face the United States on November 25 and four-time champions Germany will face Spain two days later in two of the most anticipated matches of the World Cup group stage, according to a schedule released on Friday. . The action kicks off on November 21 with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium, England taking on Iran and Senegal taking on the Netherlands. The United States will also face the winner of a playoff match between Wales, Scotland and Ukraine.

Exclusive-Auto racing-Vegas focus on Monaco’s future, says Brown

Las Vegas will be a stunning addition to the Formula 1 calendar next year, but will also be a focus on the future of the Monaco Grand Prix, according to McLaren boss Zak Brown. It’s long been a given that the sport needs the heritage and glamor of the Mediterranean principality, with its casino and superyachts, but this week’s announcement from Las Vegas offers glitz on another level.

Football-Brazil fear lack of European matches will cost them in Qatar

Brazil are the bookies’ favorites to win the World Cup, but their lack of friendlies against European opponents over the past four years has coach Tite unsettled, who fears it could cost them Qatar. Brazil were drawn in Group G on Friday and will face Switzerland, Serbia and Cameroon in the final.

Tennis-Norway’s Ruud ends Cerundolo’s run to reach Miami Open final

Norway’s Casper Ruud ended Francisco Cerundolo’s unexpected run to the Miami Open semifinals with a 6-4 6-1 win on Friday. Eighth-seeded Ruud converted a late break point in the first set after nerves seemed to kick in for world number 103 Cerundolo, who was in his first Masters 1000 tournament main draw.

World Cup-winning Cricket-Experience can lift England, says Knight

England captain Heather Knight hopes the experience gained from winning the Women’s World Cup in 2017 can help her side beat favorites Australia for this year’s title in Christchurch on Sunday. England – champions after beating India in the final five years ago – face an Australian side who have dominated them in recent encounters and are looking to claim the country’s seventh crown from 50 overs.

Motor racing and F1 chief says he has no plans to drop Saudi Grand Prix

Formula 1 will continue to stage the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix despite an attack on an oil storage facility near the track ahead of last weekend’s race and criticism over the country’s rights record of humans, CEO Stefano Domenicali told Reuters. The attack by the Iran-backed Houthi group in Yemen has cast doubt on the progress of Sunday’s race in Jeddah, but after discussions F1 and the drivers have collectively decided to continue after receiving security assurances Saudi authorities.

Iran and the United States, geopolitical enemies of football, will face off again at the World Cup

After more than 40 years of soured relations and months of struggle to restore a nuclear deal, the United States and Iran are now set to meet on the soccer field at this year’s World Cup. after landing together in Group B in Friday’s draw. Iranian and American coaches avoided political uproar, saying they were focused on the tournament and its ability to bring people together. England and the winners of a European playoff – Ukraine, Scotland or Wales – complete the group.

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IPL 2022: Dwayne Bravo becomes IPL’s highest wicket taker

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Chennai Super Kings versatile player Dwayne Bravo became the highest wicket taker in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday with 171 wickets to his name. Bravo achieved the feat in Thursday’s clash against Lucknow Super Giants here at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

“DJ Bravo, Champion, many congratulations on becoming the highest wicket taker in the IPL. You are still 37. There are still plenty of wickets left and I hope you scalp 200 wickets in the IPL” , CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja said in a video. published on the CSK website. “Congratulations DJ Bravo on becoming the highest wicket taker in the IPL. From today you have become the official grandfather of the IPL, so congratulations once again,” the batter said. of CSK, Ambati Rayudu.

The versatile Moeen Ali also shared his wishes with the Caribbean star. “A lot of congratulations to you Bravo for your achievement. I hope you will have many more this season,” said Moeen Ali.

Bravo edged out former Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, who has 170 IPL wickets to his name. Coming to the game, it was a complete team effort as Lucknow Super Giants chased a big 211 in 19.3 overs against Chennai Super Kings to register a six-wicket win at Brabourne Stadium.

Chennai Super Kings will now face Punjab Kings on Sunday while Lucknow Super Giants will face Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. (ANI)

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Stadiums built but Qatar World Cup chief scrutiny endures

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A dozen years of defending Qatar’s fitness to host the World Cup may leave Hassan Al-Thawadi exasperated by the lingering brilliance of scrutiny and accusatory rather than celebratory tone.

At times, Al-Thawadi may appear to be the face – even the leader – of this Persian Gulf nation given its importance. As head of the bid, and now general secretary of the organizing committee, Al-Thawadi has rights groups, protesting football federations and supporters around the world to respond to.

The answers don’t always appease those appalled by the plight of migrant workers whose poorly paid labor was used to build not just stadiums, but also Qatar’s wider infrastructure that goes beyond direct remit. ‘Al-Thawadi.

But it is changes to working conditions and rights in the country that Al-Thawadi is trying to highlight on the eve of the World Cup draw when the finalists find out who and where they will play in November.

”Human suffering is a tragedy. As simple as that,’ Al-Thawadi said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. ”We recognized from day one before our bid to host the World Cup, that things had to change. It’s not something that came to mind after the World Cup. And yet, changes to labor laws were not part of Qatar’s public bid. They have only come in recent years rather than before construction of the eight new stadiums required after the 2010 vote began, once pressure was exerted by groups including Amnesty International.

“We knew this World Cup would be an accelerator,” he said, “and help the government make that change.” They include introducing a minimum wage and dismantling the ”kafala ” sponsorship system linking workers to their employer. Enforcement across Qatar is the challenge, especially as investigators focus on construction sites far from the eight World Cup stadiums that have been completed.

Al-Thawadi sees Qatar as setting the “benchmark” – particularly with more restrictive labor practices that persist elsewhere in the Gulf – and points to how some of the “most ardent critics” are now working with them.

“No one accepts any form of suffering, and we are doing our part to ensure that this does not happen,” he said. “I’m working very diligently and we’re very committed to seeing this progress made over the past 12 years continue past 2022 and endure.” But Al-Thawadi moved on from the interview at the FIFA Congress where Norwegian football federation president Lise Klaveness denounced the freedoms and security denied to workers and the lack of LGBTQ+ protections in Qatar.

Al-Thawadi was irritated, saying in response that Klaveness had not attempted to contact him. It’s a sign of how vexed Al-Thawadi can be to have to keep justifying Qatar as the Middle East’s premier World Cup host.

“The World Cup is an opportunity for everyone to come and understand different people from different backgrounds with different values,” Al-Thawadi said. “We don’t necessarily always…agree on everything…but that in itself should be respected and accepted.

“What we say is what we offer them, a safe World Cup, a welcoming World Cup for everyone. And it’s an opportunity for everyone to sit down and build relationships.” Al-Thawadi hopes people will listen, even if the answers or Qatari laws don’t satisfy them.

“People are very quick to judge,” he said. “Very quick and very firm in their judgment with this, whether they have all the information or not.”

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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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