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Events scheduled at Al Dana Amphitheater

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Entertainment events throughout the coming year could see closer collaboration between the Bahrain International Circuit (BIC) and Al Dana Amphitheater, according to BIC chief Shaikh Salman bin Isa Al Khalifa.

The collaboration could extend to Formula 1 race weekends and potentially see F1 concerts and other entertainment held at the Al Dana Amphitheatre.

“We are working closely with Al Dana Amphitheater on a number of projects, not only during F1 but also throughout the season,” Shaikh Salman told a press conference unveiling the schedule of events. to come to the BIC last night.

“We are still finalizing the details with them around the F1 weekend.

The GDN recently reported the formation of a task force made up of the largest companies in southwestern Bahrain, aimed at boosting tourism in the country.

Among the senior leaders present at the inaugural meeting of the group earlier this month were Shaikh Salman, the Director General of the Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority (BTEA), Dr Nasser Qaedi, and the Director General of Al Dana Amphitheatre, Shane Chalmers.

It was reported that the task force entities would share their respective annual schedules to coordinate efforts and explore joint activities for the region, including events, shuttle services between venues and special visitor packages.

The collaboration comes as the BIC prepares for “the busiest and most ambitious season the circuit has ever seen in its 19-year history.”

The 2022-23 calendar is set to feature new world championship-level races joining BIC’s established lineup.

“There is something for everyone throughout the year at BIC and we look forward to welcoming you all for a memorable experience, whether on or off the racetrack,” added Shaikh Salman.

World chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

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World chess champion Magnus Carlsen has accused US grandmaster Hans Niemann of cheating. The Norwegian took to Twitter to post a statement explaining why he pulled out of his matches against the American.

“In the 2022 Sinquefield Cup I made the unprecedented professional decision to withdraw from the tournament after my third round match against Hans Niemann. A week later in the Champions Chess Tour I resigned against Hans Niemann after playing a single shot,” Carlsen’s statement read. “I know my actions have frustrated many in the chess community. I am frustrated. I want to play chess. I want to continue playing chess at the highest level in the best events,” he added. .

In the third round match against Niemann at the Sinquefield Cup, Carlsen succumbed to a shock loss to the American. Following this, he withdrew from the event.

“I have retired from the tournament. Always loved playing in the @STLChessClub, and hope to be back in the future,” he tweeted on September 5 announcing the retirement. After last week he resigned again after just one knock against Niemann at the Julius Baer Generation Cup. Niemann trails Carlsen by nearly 200 Elo points, a measure used to calculate the relative skill level of chess players.

Carlsen said cheating is a big problem and poses an “existential threat” to the game. “I also believe that chess organizers and anyone who cares about the sanctity of the game we love should seriously consider increase security measures and cheat detection methods for outboard failures.”

“When Niemann was a last minute invitee to the 2022 Sinquefield Cup I strongly considered pulling out before the event. I ultimately opted to play.” “I believe Niemann cheated more – and more recently – than he has publicly admitted. His excessive progress was unusual, and throughout our game in the Sinquefield Cup I felt that he wasn’t uptight or even fully focused on playing in critical positions, while outplaying me as a black in a way that I think only a handful of players can. change my perspective,” Carlsen said.

Coming to Niemann, the 19-year-old grandmaster admitted to cheating twice according to, when he was 12 and 16 years old. However, he regrets it. “We have to do something about cheating, and for my part in the future, I don’t want to play against people who have cheated many times in the past, because I don’t know what they are capable of doing. in the future,” Carlsen added in his statement.

“There is more I would like to say. Unfortunately, at this time I am limited in what I can say without Niemann’s explicit permission to speak openly. So far, I have only been able to speak of my actions, and those actions made it clear that I didn’t want to play chess with Niemann. I hope the truth about this matter comes out, whatever it is,” the world champion concluded. Notably, the International Chess Federation (FIDE) also shares the world champion’s deep concerns over cheating.

“Last week, World Champion Magnus Carlsen quit in a hard-fought match in an online competition against GM Hans Niemann before making his second move. The previous week, he had quit a speedboat tournament after having lost the match against the same Mr. Niemann,” said a FIDE statement issued on September 23. “These were not FIDE events; however, as the world governing body of chess, it is our duty to protect the integrity of the game and its image, and given that the incident does not continues to worsen. , we believe it is necessary to take a step forward.”

“First of all, we strongly believe that the world champion has a moral responsibility attached to his status, since he is considered a global ambassador of the game. His actions have an impact on the reputation of his colleagues, the sporting results , and can potentially be detrimental to our game. We strongly believe there were better ways to handle this situation.” At the same time, we share his deep concern about the damage cheating is doing to chess. FIDE has been leading the fight against cheating for many years, and we reiterate our zero tolerance policy towards cheating in any form. Whether online or “down the line”, cheating is still cheating. We are strongly committed to this fight and we have invested in training a group of specialists to design sophisticated preventive measures that already apply to the best FIDE events.

“As we have done before, FIDE calls for increased cooperation between major online platforms, private events and top players – most of whom have already expressed their willingness to partner with FIDE. FIDE is prepared to entrust its Fair Play Commission with a thorough investigation of the incident, when adequate initial evidence is provided, and all parties involved disclose the information available to them. We are fully aware that, in some cases, the Uncertainty can harm player performance. It can also be damaging to reputation – which is why we insist on anti-cheating protocols to be followed.” “We hope that this whole situation could have a positive effect in the long term, if handled correctly. We propose to launch a dedicated panel, which would include representatives from major chess platforms, grandmasters, anti-cheat experts and FIDE officers, in order to fight against this risk and prevent it from becoming a real scourge,” the statement concludes.

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Soccer-Brentford’s Toney included in England squad for Germany clash

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Brentford’s Ivan Toney is in line to make his England debut after being included in manager Gareth Southgate’s matchday squad to face Germany in the Nations League later on Monday. The in-form striker, who has scored five goals and registered two assists in the Premier League this season, was in a 23-man squad for the match which was featured on the website of European football’s governing body, the ‘.

Toney, 26, received his first England call-up earlier this month but was left out of the matchday squad for their 1-0 loss to Italy in Milan on Friday – a third loss in five games which relegated England to the second tier of the Nations League. Liverpool defender Trent Alexander-Arnold, who has fallen out of favor in recent months and made just one international appearance in 2022, has failed to make the squad.

AC Milan defender Fikayo Tomori, West Ham United’s Jarrod Bowen and Southampton midfielder James Ward-Prowse were also absent, while Manchester City’s Jack Grealish is suspended. Monday’s game against Germany is England’s last game before Southgate announce their squad for the November-December World Cup in Qatar, where they will face Iran, the United States and the Country. of Wales in the group stage.

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West Malling teenager Ellis Kottas wins a medal in the National Sports Games Final on the anniversary of his spinal cord injury

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A teenager has won a medal in a national wheelchair race two years after a life-changing injury.

Ellis Kottas, 19, from West Malling, started wheelchair racing last summer after suffering a spinal cord injury in September 2020 which left her hospitalized for months.

The former competitive swimmer said: “I was in hospital for a very long time. It was really difficult. The first few weeks and months I was just bedridden. I couldn’t move, I couldn’t do anything. “

Having previously competed in swimming from the age of nine until his injury, Ellis took a long break from sports while recovering in hospital.

She added: “While I was in hospital I knew I wanted to get back into the sport. It really helps to show that your body can still do things.

“You might have different abilities, but you’re still able to do things, and that’s why I really wanted to come back to that.

“But it was quite a difficult decision, which I wanted to do, because I knew I could go back to swimming but I think I would have compared myself a lot to what I was before.

“It was actually quite nice to have a fresh start. We contacted a lot of places, and we found the Weir Archer Academy online and went to watch them practice at a roller skating session, which is known to be really tough.

Ellis is currently in his first competitive season and will be competing at the International World Wheelchair and Amputee Sports Games in November.

“I was sitting there watching everyone working so hard, they all looked so exhausted, and I thought, this is what I want to do. To really dedicate myself to a sport, like I did with swimming.”

The Weir Archer Academy is a wheelchair athletics training and coaching academy run by David Weir, CBE, and Jenny Archer, MBE.

David Weir is a British Paralympic wheelchair athlete who has won six Paralympic Games gold medals and the London Marathon eight times.

Head coach Jenny Archer has many accomplishments to her credit, including coaching David Weir to seven of her London Marathon victories and Josh Cassidy to another, and coaching Paralympic athletes to a total of seven gold medals , three silver and two bronze.

Ellis said that as soon as she started the sport in July last year she “loved it straight away”.

And now, in her first competitive season, she has won a bronze medal at the national school games final.

Ellis won the bronze medal on September 3, two years after his injury
Ellis won the bronze medal on September 3, two years after his injury
Ellis discovered wheelchair racing online while looking for a new sport to try after her injury
Ellis discovered wheelchair racing online while looking for a new sport to try after her injury

The National School Games Final is a four-day event featuring 10 sports, including track and field, modern pentathlon, triathlon and wheelchair basketball.

This year the event was held at Loughborough University from September 1-4 and 1,000 school-aged athletes took part.

Former School Games National Finals competitors who have won Olympic and Paralympic medals include Adam Peaty, Dina Asher-Smith, Hannah Cockroft and Max Whitlock.

Ellis finished third in the women’s wheelchair 100 on Saturday, September 3.

The medalist said: “It’s brilliant. I fell in love with wheelchair racing right away and I think as soon as you really like it it really helps your performance.

“But it’s my first season, so it’s really crazy how fast it goes.”

Along with competitions, National School Games Finals emphasize the educational value and preparation of athletes for the next steps in their careers.

Ellis Kottas, 19, won a wheelchair racing medal on the second anniversary of his spinal cord injury
Ellis Kottas, 19, won a wheelchair racing medal on the second anniversary of his spinal cord injury
Previously a competitive swimmer, Ellis hosted the
Previously a competitive swimmer, Ellis hailed the ‘new beginning’ of wheelchair racing

During the event, the athletes lived in accommodation at Loughborough University, which Ellis described as being “like a mini version of real international games”.

Competitors were also able to attend Olympian conferences, and disabled and able-bodied athletes were all in one place.

She said: “You get the accommodation, all the other athletes, it was just a really great experience. It wasn’t just about doing your sport, it was all about it.”

The medal ceremony for the women’s wheelchair race was performed by Paralympian and world record holder Hannah Cockroft, and her partner and fellow Paralympian Nathan Maguire.

Ellis said: “It was amazing to have these Olympians handing out medals, maybe to future Olympians. And it was great to hear their stories. It kind of makes you think, what will my story be?”

She will then compete at the World Games of Wheelchair and Amputee Sports (IWAS) in Portugal at the end of November, and hopes to move on to road racing and longer distances in the future.

After his spinal cord injury, Ellis
After his spinal cord injury, Ellis ‘couldn’t move and couldn’t do anything’ for months
Ellis returned to wheelchair racing in June last year after recovering from her life-changing injury
Ellis returned to wheelchair racing in June last year after recovering from her life-changing injury

For people in a similar situation to her, Ellis had this advice: “Go out there and try new things.

“I didn’t know anything about wheelchair racing, it was just something we kind of found online.

“And I want people to know it’s getting better. You recover, a lot more. Life is getting back to normal. It’s a new normal, but it’s not going to stay this bad.”

The Extraordinary Congress of Boxing-IBA votes against the holding of new elections

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Russia’s Umar Kremlev will remain president of the International Boxing Association (IBA) after its extraordinary congress on Sunday voted by a large majority against holding a new election, leaving the sport’s Olympic future uncertain.

Dutch candidate Boris van der Vorst’s hopes of challenging the Kremlev for the presidency ended after 106 delegates voted against a new election, with 36 votes in favor and four abstentions. Kremlev was elected unopposed in May after Van der Vorst was declared ineligible. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in June that Van der Vorst had been wrongfully prevented from running.

Sunday’s decision cast fresh doubt on boxing’s efforts to preserve its Olympic spot beyond 2024, following a series of warnings from the International Olympic Committee over IBA governance. “We have to get to the point where boxing will be part of the Olympics in 2024 as well as in 2028. We will do our best,” Kremlev said, through an interpreter. “No one can exclude us from anywhere.”

The IBA, the world governing body for amateur boxing, was stripped of any involvement in the Tokyo Olympics last year due to governance, financial, refereeing and ethical issues. Boxing is not on the initial program of the Los Angeles Games in 2028. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) manages the Paris 2024 competition.

IOC sporting director Kit McConnell said this month that the IBA’s slow pace of reform and financial dependence on Russian energy company Gazprom, its main sponsor, were cause for serious concern. The IBA

suspended the Ukrainian federation on Friday, leaving it unable to vote. The federation had written to IBA members on Thursday asking Kremlev to resign or be removed from his post. The IBA does not recognize Kyrylo Shevchenko as president of the Ukrainian federation but instead considers Volodymyr Prodyvus, a Kremlev ally who left Ukraine after the Russian invasion in February and is now IBA vice-president. as chief.

The extraordinary congress in Yerevan, Armenia was delayed for an hour due to a power failure. The number of national federations present increased from 127 to 151 after the resumption of the debates, including 99 in person and 52 online. IBA General Secretary George Yerolimpos brushed aside questions about rising voter numbers, saying there were a number of late arrivals.

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Bridging the Gap – The Royal Gazette

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Reverend Gavin Tyte’s calling is to bridge the gap between contemporary culture and church culture (Photograph provided)

My passion has been and continues to be to find ways to connect people to Jesus. By trade, I am a music technologist – sound engineer, designer and producer – but I also have skills in writing, web design, graphic design and video. My first degree was in computer engineering and technology is the canvas on which I paint. It seems only natural to me to use my multimedia skills to communicate the good news of Jesus.

Along with my skills in music technology, I am also a human beatboxer or vocal percussionist. In fact, my beatbox was so successful that I developed a website dedicated to the art form that had over 60,000 registered members and 100,000 unique visitors per month and I was a judge at world championships of beatbox on more than one occasion.

If there’s any evidence that God has a sense of humor, it’s that I was called, by God, to the Anglican Church. I felt most at home in the music culture and beatboxing in hip-hop clubs, hanging out with musicians and artists and finding my identity in a completely different world than the church that I frequented. When God called me to be an Anglican priest, my first response was, “Are you kidding me? Me ? Really ?

I grew up with one foot in contemporary culture and one foot in Church culture, and I must admit that as the gap widened, it was a bit like having one foot on the shore and one foot on a boat that was slowly moving away from the shore. It was like I was losing my balance. Either I had to jump on the shore – back into contemporary culture – or I had to jump on the boat – fully into the culture of the church. The alternative would be to fall into the water!

The gap between church culture and contemporary culture has widened, in part because church culture has remained much the same, while contemporary culture change has accelerated. The disconnect between church and everyday life is wider than it has ever been.

Now I love both the church and I love contemporary culture. My vocation in the Anglican Church was and is to be a bridge between the two – to keep one foot on the shore, one foot on the boat, and bring the two together.

When I was installed as an Anglican priest, I made a statement of assent and therein promised to “proclaim the gospel anew to every generation.” In other words, the gospel is the same, the good news about Jesus Christ is the same, but the method is up for grabs. The wonderful thing about the gospel is that it can and has been applied in any context and to any historical culture, which means it can be applied to ours as well.

Part of the problem is that many of us Christians have inherited a pattern of church, or a way of being or expressing church, that is unchanging and firmly rooted in the past.

Let me give you an example. I was working with young people – young people who were, like me, rooted in the musical culture – they were beatboxers, DJs, dancers, rappers and artists, and they found their identity in this culture. So when they turned to Christ and found a new identity in Him, the wider church expected them to go with their local church and engage with the church culture.

They felt like a fish out of water. They had learned to know Jesus and to give their lives to him, but the way of dressing was different, the music was different and the language was different. We expected them to jump from the shore to the boat, and I can tell you that for the most part it didn’t work and doesn’t work. Either they jumped to shore or they fell in the water (then swam to shore).

We Christians must recognize that some of us are acculturated into a church culture that has become inseparable from our expression of Christianity, where we look at Christianity through the prism of our church culture.

The burden I felt for these young people broke my heart and so, in obedience to my Lord, I always tried to bring the shore and the boat together.

I don’t want to give up the wonderful strength of being part of an established church tradition. It is built on a solid foundation. I love our inherited sacred spaces, the prayers that have been passed down from generation to generation, the feeling of being part of something continuous and eternal, and the connection I have, through the Spirit, with my brothers and sisters. in Christ. And yet, I love contemporary music, art and design, current means of expression, the internet, connectivity, the language and food of our time.

All of us who are Christians have one foot in contemporary culture and Church culture, but to cope with the widening gap between the two, we sometimes find ourselves jumping between the two. We jump from the boat to the shore, spend some time there, then return to the boat. We go to church. We listen to “Christian” radio. We are reading a “Christian” book. Then we hop and “go” to a party or dinner with friends, watch Netflix, and read that summer novel. We live in two separate worlds.

God does not call us to live separate lives. The Kingdom of God transcends our world and we are called to be there. Jesus uses metaphors for us such as light, salt and yeast – all things that permeate and change their environment.

My calling is to bridge the gap between contemporary culture and Church culture, and I do this by bringing contemporary culture into the Church and bringing Church culture into contemporary culture – bringing the boat closer from the shore – and I can tell you that it is not. easy.

There are currents pulling on the boat. There are people in the boat with oars, rowing hard, desperately trying to keep the boat off shore, and there are people on the shore with long poles trying their best to steer the boat away!

Over the past 20 years, I have worked closely with the Bible Society and other Christian organizations on several projects aimed at bridging the gap by making the Bible accessible and in a format suitable for contemporary society. Here in Bermuda, the first thing I did in St. Mark’s was put in a huge PA system and incorporate not only modern worship songs, but also use music technology to add contemporary rhythms and sounds to our modern and traditional worship.

Reduce the gap.

We have great visuals – using designed graphics, the web, and have created high quality video content for YouTube and social media.

Reduce the gap.

We have made our Anglican liturgy accessible to children and those with learning difficulties so that they do not feel left out.

Close the gap

We have openly stated that our church is fully inclusive and welcoming.

Reduce the gap.

We write articles for the newspaper to inspire, challenge, generate discussion or bring people back to God.

Reduce the gap.

We use our skills to engage with children and young people both in our church and in our schools and youth groups.

Reduce the gap.

This is a very exciting time for St. Mark’s Church. We are a church family with a God-ordained mission to preach the gospel again to this generation – and that is exactly what we are doing.


This was adapted from an address Reverend Gavin Tyte gave to the Bermuda Bible Society at their Annual General Meeting. Mr Tyte is the pastor of St Mark’s Anglican Church. Visit

Journey to Financial Consciousness – The Royal Gazette

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On April 18, 2022, a financial literacy contest was announced for all readers of this Moneywise column, looking for five winners.

Knowledge and Growth: Financial awareness can help you manage your money better (Image by Mohamed Hassan/

The contest invited all interested participants to describe in 200 words or less what financial literacy/wellness means to you, and how it helps or can help you improve your financial lifestyle. The focus should be on Bermuda’s financial environment rather than overseas.

Each winner would receive a complimentary paperback copy of The Bermuda Islander Financial Literacy Primer Series – Book One: The Dawn of a New Beginning, a basic financial journal to dramatically improve your lifestyle by myself, a passionate proponent of financial literacy.

Also, the winner would agree to have their wonderful essay published in this column sometime after the contest ends.

There was only one entry!

This result was not surprising.

It takes a lot of courage, determination, and time to share financial concerns and then put those thoughts into a written essay on finances.

This unique entry was an inspirational piece and I want to thank this entrant again for taking the time to share their financial thoughts in preparation for publication.

In addition, the winner received all five books, enabling the transmission of financial information specifically relating to the Bermuda environment, thereby helping other Bermuda residents.

A wonderful added benefit was that I was able to digitally meet with this contest winner who provided further wonderful insights into how an individual’s financial journey has progressed since April 2022, even with additional barriers to inflation.

Here is one person’s financial literacy essay on the journey to financial wellness – provided anonymously:

“As I unexpectedly return to celibacy in the second half of my life, financial literacy has become a matter of urgency and necessity for me.

“Before the turbulent times of the Covid pandemic, the isolation in quarantine, the uncertain depressing work permanence, so filled with unforeseen stressful changes – as in the subsequent loss of a dear family member to illness , I went through my days with a carefree attitude while being happy that my significant other took over the management of the main financial affairs.

“If things got difficult before the end of the month, we would agree to reduce expenses.

“Now, after grieving so many losses, I realize that I am solely responsible for my financial well-being.

“So financial literacy means more than just understanding basic monetary and financial concepts.

“For me, FinLit is about taking responsibility and taking charge of my present and, more importantly, my future.

“FinLit is truly an exploration of self-awareness as I determine what my values ​​are, which then prioritizes my financial goals and allows me to make informed decisions about the financial lifestyle I wish to have.

“FinLit reduces my stress levels regarding finances and my financial future, which in turn gives me a sense of peace, well-being and contentment.

“FinLit is literally a game-changer for me as I reinvent myself, now one person with financial knowledge, know-how and savvy.”

Journey to Financial Consciousness

This person noted that the change in attitude towards managing finances began with the CFA Bermuda financial literacy course in 2021 – this course, so well received, inspired to acquire knowledge to plan the coming.

Then, by submitting the essay to The Royal Gazette formed the beginning of the plan.

Then, reviewing The Dawn of a New Beginning: Bermuda’s First Introduction to Financial Literacy powered the planning process.

Putting financial literacy into action

In a future article, our winner describes the actions planned, implemented and now in place.

What do you appreciate?

The first element our winner mentioned in exploring self-awareness was figuring out what those individual personal values ​​are.

If you ask someone what they appreciate the most, what do you think the answer would be?

Self-esteem, outward display of wealth, your health, your family, your jewelry, your home, your latest collectible, your social status, your faith, your relationship to someone, anything?

You will almost never hear, “I appreciate my intellect and my integrity.” Yet these two values ​​are probably the most important acquisitions you will ever own – and you already have them!

How is value quantified?

He is:

• Rare, not much, few can own it, the rest of us can aspire to have it.

• Considered extremely valuable in collective social minds. If diamonds were considered to have the same value as an ordinary saucepan, who would want to own them?

• Appreciates over time: something that may have been used as a chamber pot 5,000 years ago has historical value today

• Ideas, ideas, which were so radical at one time, unsuitable for the contemplation of the ordinary person, are now adapted to the common use of today. Ideas now so valuable that they are patented as intellectual property: inventions, music, thought processes, digital processes and much more.

• Personal integrity, friendship, trust – intrinsic values, how do you value them?

Your thought process now reading this, may be, “Who cares? It just seems like a semantic discussion about nothing.

However, it is much more than that. How we value anything, especially ourselves, almost unwittingly leads to how we make our decisions in:

• Relationships

• Purchases

• Careers

• Daily Questions

• Time

• Power

• Silver

To dive deeper into this topic, listen to my podcast on “Valuing Yourself,” attached to this article.

To be continued.

Readers, I’m always looking for personal stories of how an individual or family handled their finances, or faced a financial challenge, or needed additional information or resources for a financial decision, or would like find out more Moneywise focus on certain topics.

Feel free to contact me at

Don’t forget the 2022 CFA Bermuda Financial Literacy Series, part of Bermuda College’s PACE program, which kicks off Wednesday nights on Zoom, 6-8 p.m. for four weeks, starting Wednesday, September 28.

Registration details are available at PACE website.

• Martha Harris Myron is an Islander from Bermuda with connections to the United States. Author of the first primer on financial literacy in Bermuda – the dawn of a new beginning, as well as the Bermuda – Bermy Island Finance Blog. Contact:

Julius Baer Cup: Erigaisi will face Carlsen in the final

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Young Indian grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi got the better of Liem Quang Le (Vietnam) to take on world No. 1 Magnus Carlsen in the Julius Baer Generation Cup online rapid chess tournament.

As 19-year-old Erigaisi struggled to overcome a challenge from rival Vietnam, Carlsen prevailed 3-1.

In the Erigaisi-Liem Le match, the first game ended in a draw before the Indians won the second to go ahead. A draw followed in the third before the Vietnamese player equalized with a 32-stroke victory. However, in the tiebreaker it was Erigaisi all the way as he won back to back games to book a place in the final, to be played Carlsen had to work hard for his passage to the final by the Keymer. The German teenager fought to stay in the game as both games 1 and 2 ended in a draw before the world No.1 broke through to win the next two. The two-day final of the $150,000 event begins late Saturday, with the first match being a best-of-four encounter. The second game will take place on Sunday when the winner will be crowned.

Earlier, Carlsen topped the preliminary standings with 34 points followed by Erigaisi and Indian R Praggnanandhaa in fourth place.

The event features 16 players across three generations and takes place on a round-robin-cum-knockout format.

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Boxing-IBA suspends Ukraine ahead of key leadership vote

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The Russian-led world amateur boxing governing body on Friday suspended the Ukrainian federation ahead of a leadership vote with big implications for the sport’s Olympic future beyond 2024.

The president of the International Boxing Association (IBA) is Russia’s Umar Kremlev, but national federations are due to vote at an extraordinary congress in Armenia on Sunday on whether to hold a new election. Ukraine will no longer be able to vote.

“The Ukrainian Boxing Federation has been temporarily suspended, due to government interference in the work of the national federation,” IBA said on its website (

) “The suspension will be revoked if the conditions are met – the autonomy of the federation and the recognition by the Ukrainian authorities of the election that took place on December 17, 2021.”

The Ukrainian Boxing Federation wrote to IBA members on Thursday asking Kremlev to resign or be removed from his post. The IBA does not recognize Kyrylo Shevchenko as president of the Ukrainian federation but instead considers Volodymyr Prodyvus, a Kremlev ally who left Ukraine after the Russian invasion in February and is now IBA vice-president. as chief.

Kremlev, who this month opened a boxing center in Moscow with Russian President Vladimir Putin, was elected unopposed in Istanbul in May after Dutch rival Boris van der Vorst was ruled ineligible. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled last June that van der Vorst had been wrongfully prevented from running.

Sunday’s agenda includes a vote on whether to hold new elections, with the Kremlev then standing against van der Vorst if that happens. “It will be the end of the IBA if we don’t have an election, as the CAS ruled that we were all wrongfully expelled and Boris was wrongfully expelled,” the director told Reuters. USA Boxing executive Mike McAtee by phone from Yerevan.

“I am convinced that if there is no election, the IBA will be permanently suspended or simply abolished by the IOC (International Olympic Committee).” DECLARED NOT ADMISSIBLE

McAtee, who is an ally of van der Vorst and was also declared ineligible in May when he ran for the IBA board, said boxing would be barred from the 2028 Los Angeles Olympics without change at the helm. “The IOC, if you look at their letters, is very clear that if candidate Kremlev wins, IBA will be removed,” he said.

“Without being at the Olympics, it will reduce funding for every national federation and impact boxing down to eight-year-old boxers in every country in the world. That’s how important it is for our sport. ” Boxing is not on the initial program for 2028 and the IOC is managing the Paris 2024 competition.

IBA, formerly known as AIBA, was stripped of any involvement in the Tokyo Olympics last year due to governance, financial, refereeing and ethical issues. IOC sporting director Kit McConnell said this month that the slow pace of reform and IBA’s financial dependence on Russian energy company Gazprom were of serious concern.

Amid allegations of backhanding, USA Boxing filed a whistleblower complaint Sept. 8 regarding an alleged attempt by an IBA employee to influence Sunday’s vote in favor of Kremlev. IBA said Kremlev was cleared of all charges by the Boxing Independent Integrity Unit.

McAtee said a legal challenge cannot be ruled out if Kremlev remains in office. “There are several points that can be challenged in court and we are keeping all our options open,” he said.

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Visit Clarksville Announces Fall Activities – Clarksville Online

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Clarksville, TN – From historic sites and antiques to pumpkin patch and breweries, Clarksville is the perfect destination for a fall getaway. Its location along I-24, 40 miles northwest of Nashville, makes this city an ideal fall road trip for families, solo travelers or empty-nesters.

Boyd’s Pumpkin Patch

Nothing screams like a pumpkin patch. Serving the community for nearly four decades, Boyd’s has certainly earned the title of a fall staple in Clarksville. Take the family to choose the perfect pumpkin, find the way through the corn maze, and snap a photo on the Instagram-worthy wagon.

Historic 1800s Collinsville Pioneer Colony

Nestled outside the city limits, this charming property is poised to tell the story of life in Montgomery County during the pioneer days. With authentic period furnishings and artifacts housed in 16 restored log homes and outbuildings on the 40-acre property, one truly feels like stepping back in time when visiting this attraction.

Cross Creek Clays

Nestled in the hills of Palmyra, TN, this tour allows visitors to escape the bustle of the city and enjoy the peaceful, winding roads of the Tennessee countryside. Cross Creek has three 16-station clay courses for all skill levels, a 5-pit indoor practice course, and FITASC Parcours.

Be sure to visit the pro shop and grab a drink in the 7,000 square foot clubhouse. Looking for a place to stay? Overnight accommodation can be made on the property, either in the lodge or in a nearby cabin.

Brewery Trail

With seven breweries, beer lovers are sure to find something they like along this tasty trail. While the breweries are all distinctly different, they share a passion for the national craft movement and the goal of fostering an appreciation for the meticulous process and myriad flavors of micro-brewing.

From a traditional pub to a modern industrial vibe, from conventional Old World beers to American experimental beers, Clarksville’s craft beer scene has something for everyone.

Patterson Square Farm

Venture to Woodlawn, TN for an autumnal oasis. Pick pumpkins, feed the animals at the petting zoo, take a fun wagon ride, listen to live music, enjoy a food truck and navigate a corn maze, all on one property.


Antique and fall are the perfect pair. With over 20 vintage, antique and second-hand shops, Clarksville is an antique collector’s paradise. Visitors will find everything from quaint antique shops to old warehouses filled with vintage stalls, all filled to the brim with great treasures.

Watch an Austin State University Peay football game

Let’s go! No seriously, that’s the joy of Austin Peay State University (APSU). Clarksville is fortunate that this NCAA Division I institution calls the city home. Cheer on the Governors as they take on fellow ASUN Conference opponents at Fortera Stadium throughout the fall and explore the beautiful campus while they’re there.

Challenge trails

Use the Visit Clarksville app and select Challenge Trails on topics that interest you. Check in to a required number of locations and earn free pins while learning all about the community.

Explore downtown

Downtown Clarksville is the cultural center of Montgomery County. Browse local shops and art galleries, visit the Customs Museum and Cultural Center, appreciate historic architecture and public art, and dine at unique restaurants.

Check out the Visit Clarksville Events Calendar to see all downtown events this season.

About Visiting Clarksville

The Clarksville-Montgomery County Tourism Commission was established by the State of Tennessee in 1979 to positively influence tourism in the Clarksville-Montgomery County area by promoting tourist attractions, hosting conventions and group tours and engaging in large-scale marketing efforts.

In 2015, the organization adopted the Visit Clarksville brand. Visit Clarksville is governed by a nine-member board of directors and is funded by a portion of the local hotel tax.

As standalone Bally Sports app prepares to launch, does chaos threaten viewers?

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Two frustrating years for fans of cutting sports should come to an end, at least in part and at least for now, on Monday.

That’s when Bally Sports is set to launch a new standalone app, giving fans in the market access to the regional sports networks they lost when streaming services like Hulu and YouTube TV abandoned them on the go. fall 2020.

For Minnesota sports fans, $19.99 per month will provide access to all Wolves and Savages games this season on Bally Sports North. Twins, it should be noted, are not yet available through the standalone app.

But the launch of the app also brings a new set of questions. And it comes at a time when Diamond Sports – which operates Bally’s 21 regional sports networks and is owned by Sinclair Broadcast Group – would be under enough financial strain to be forced into bankruptcy.

In this scenario. the three major professional sports leagues most closely tied to RSNs — the NBA, NHL and MLB — could end up buying Diamond Sports and running the operation, the New York Post reported this week.

What all of this means for sports fans is a fascinating question. Jason Gurwin from The Streamable joined me on the Daily Delivery podcast on Thursday with some great insights and ideas.

Regarding the price of Bally Sports’ standalone monthly subscription, Gurwin said he thinks $19.99 strikes a reasonable balance between cable and consumer satisfaction. He said the company’s relative success or failure will depend more on quality than price.

“It will depend on the actual quality of the product,” Gurwin said, noting that there have been several user complaints about the existing Bally Sports app. “I don’t think the $19.99 price tag is that prohibitive for a fan who cut the cord. … It’s a decent alternative.”

But Diamond Sports and the Bally RSNs have much bigger problems — problems that Gurwin says won’t be solved simply by adding a standalone streaming option.

“I don’t think a direct-to-consumer service will ultimately save them, even if it’s successful,” Gurwin said, “mainly because direct-to-consumer is a worse business than cable. silver with the wire harness.

And that package dwindled for a variety of reasons, leading to what Gurwin called a “death spiral” and leaving Sinclair in a precarious position less than four years after winning an offer to buy Fox Sports’ RSNs for 10, $6 billion.

“They’re in a very tough spot. They’ve got billions of dollars in debt, and now they’re only making hundreds of millions of dollars in cash. And the leagues are in a tough spot because they’re very tied to Bally Sports.” , Gurwin said, noting that in the New York Post report, it was suggested that part of the contract with Bally’s stipulates that they do not have to pay rights fees to the leagues if they are bankrupt. “It’s really bad for the leagues.”

Would it be a good thing for the NBA, NHL and MLB to essentially take back control and operations of regional sports properties?

That too is complicated. It wouldn’t necessarily be a better business model for the leagues. Conversely, if it worked financially for the leagues, it might not be great for the fans.

“It may end up being great for the fans in that the games may end up being more accessible, but for it to be a win for the fans, the leagues have to say we’re willing to give up the money. that we won in the past,” Gurwin said. “I’m not sure the players will let that happen. In one of these revenue-sharing leagues, lower media rights mean lower salary caps and less money in players’ pockets.”

Perhaps in the event of a takeover, the leagues would be ready to get creative to create some stability in a world of sports observation that has become unstable in recent years.

Or maybe the chaos is just beginning even as a temporary solution emerges on Monday.

Julius Baer Cup: Indian GMs Erigaisi and Praggnanandhaa head to quarter-finals

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Indian teenage grandmasters Arjun Erigaisi and R Praggnanandhaa advanced to the quarter-finals after finishing second and fourth respectively in the preliminary round of the Julius Baer Generation Cup online rapid chess tournament early on Thursday.

While world champion Magnus Carlsen finished with 34 points, well ahead of second-placed Erigaisi, who had 25 points, American Hans Niemann took third place with 24 points.

Praggnanandhaa, who got off to a strong start with three wins on Day 1, finished with 23 points. His tally included five wins, eight draws and two losses. Carlsen was in prodigious form, winning his last five games including three on the final day of the prelims to finish with 10 wins. His only loss was to Niemann, against whom he quit after making a single move.

Erigaisi, 19, had a bad final day, losing to Vincent Keymer (Germany) and Dutch GM Anish Giri after starting with a draw against Radoslaw Wojtaszek of Poland.

But despite an unforgettable day, the Indian GM managed to finish second. He scored seven wins, four draws and four losses.

Praggnanandhaa, 17, started the day with a loss to American Levon Aronian before settling for a draw against Giri. His victory over the Croatian Ivan Saric in the 15th and final lap allowed him to finish a point behind Niemann on the 23rd with Keymer.

Baskaran Adhiban, the third Indian in the tournament, finished 16th and last with a solitary win to go with seven draws and an equal number of losses. He got 10 points.

The quarter-finals should be played on Thursday evening. The Julius Baer Generation Cup is part of the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour and features 16 players across three generations and takes place in a round-robin-cum-knockout format.

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Roger Federer’s farewell will be in doubles, possibly with Nadal

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Roger Federer is known for his elegant style of play, for his longevity, for his 20 Grand Slam titles – and for his occasional tears in his most emotional post-match moments, whether after victory or defeat.

There was nothing of that kind of sadness on Wednesday, just smiles and a few laughs at his own jokes, as Federer appeared at a press conference to discuss his retirement from professional tennis at 41 after a series knee operations. He will close his career with a doubles match at the Laver Cup on Friday – possibly alongside longtime rival Rafael Nadal.

Federer said he is now at peace with the decision to leave, which comes weeks after Serena Williams played what is expected to be her last match at the US Open, and he wants this farewell to be a celebration.

“I really don’t want it to be a funeral,” Federer said. “I want it to be really happy and powerful and in party mode.” Dressed in a blue blazer with the sleeves rolled up to the elbows and a white polo shirt, Federer answered questions for about half an hour in the arena that will host the team competition founded by his management company.

“I’m nervous about going in because I haven’t played for so long,” he said. “Hopefully I can be a bit competitive.” Federer, who announced via social media last week that he would be retiring after the Laver Cup, said it took him some time to get used to the idea of ​​stepping away from competition . But it was something he realized he had to do after suffering setbacks in July during rehabilitation after his third right knee surgery in about a year and a half.

“You try to take it to the next level in training, and I could feel it getting difficult. … Then I guess I also got more tired, because you had to put more effort into it to be able to kind of believe it was going to backfire. You start getting too pessimistic. Then I got a scan as well, which wasn’t what I wanted,” Federer explained. “At some point you sit down and say to yourself, OK, we’re at an intersection here, at a crossroads, and you have to take a turn. Where is this?’ I wasn’t willing to go the ‘let’s risk it all’ way. I’m not ready for that. I always said that was never my goal. And the hard part came when he knew that he had to stop.

“You’re sad,” Federer said, “the moment you realize, OK, it’s over. will go down in the books as the last singles match of a stellar career that began in the 1990s and included 103 tournament titles, a Davis Cup championship for Switzerland, Olympic medals and hundreds of weeks at No. of the ATP ranking.

In his farewell message online last week, Federer called the retirement a “bittersweet decision”. He was asked on Wednesday which aspect was the most bitter and which was the sweetest.

“The bitterness: you always want to play forever,” he said. “I love being on the court. I love playing against guys. I love traveling. … Everything was perfect. I love my career from every angle. And then he added: ‘The hardest part sweet was that i know everyone has to do it at some point everyone has to quit the game it’s been a great, great journey for that i’m really grateful he will play doubles for team europe against team World on the first day of the event and then give way to Wimbledon 2021 runner-up Matteo Berrettini in singles this weekend.This plan was managed by the ATP and the two team captains, John McEnroe and Bjorn Borg , said Federer.

As for her doubles partner for the last hurray? Federer definitely wouldn’t say – he said it was up to Borg – but the not-so-hidden secret is that it should be Nadal, who holds the men’s record of 22 major championships.

In February, when news broke that Federer would be in London this week, he said Nadal had messaged him last year suggesting he play doubles together again. They teamed up to win a doubles match in the inaugural Laver Cup in 2017.

“If we are able to share the court once again in doubles,” Nadal said in February, “then it would be a really special experience for both of us at this stage of our careers.” While other contemporaries of Federer and sports stars make the European squad, such as 21-time Slam champion Novak Djokovic and three-time major winner Andy Murray, Federer’s match against Nadal will go down in history. as one of the biggest rivalries in the world. tennis or any other sport.

They have faced each other 40 times in all (Nadal has won 26), with 14 Grand Slam clashes (Nadal has won 10). Nadal emerged victorious in their classic Wimbledon final in 2008, considered by some to be the greatest match in history; Federer won his last encounter, in the 2019 semi-final at the All England Club.

“It could be quite, I don’t know, a unique situation, if it were to happen,” Federer said of the double. “For us too, to go through a career that we both had and come out the other side and be able to have a great relationship, I think, is maybe a great message, not just for tennis but sport and can -be even beyond that.” As for his future? The father of two sets of twins – girls 13, boys 8 – wouldn’t say exactly what he has planned other than a holiday, but he said that he would stay connected to tennis in some way.

Recalling how Borg stayed away from the sport for years after his retirement, Federer sought to reassure his own fans, saying, “I won’t be a ghost.”

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Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic policy drives out international sporting events

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The organizer of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, a major sporting event in Hong Kong, announced on September 16 the cancellation of this year’s event, citing the long wait for approval from the Hong Kong government. Meanwhile, the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon is being heavily promoted and the World Dragon Boat Racing Championships will be held in Thailand instead of Hong Kong next year. Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic policy has already driven talent out of the territory as well as international events.

The news was brought to the attention of Bernard Charnwut Chan, a former unofficial Hong Kong Executive Council organizer, who pointed out that while the government could not provide a clear timetable for the reopening of the border to international tourists, the international sporting events may not return to Hong Kong and will be held in other regions.

Hong Kong Association of Athletics Affiliates (HKAAA), the organizer of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, announced that in view of the latest pandemic situation in Hong Kong, they have not yet received notice of approval from the event, he had therefore decided to cancel the marathon originally scheduled for November 20. It is now postponed to February 12, 2023.

The HKAAA explained that since it was only two months before the original event date, they had yet to receive government approval to hold the event, and runners and stakeholders might not have enough preparation time, so they decided to cancel the event.

Kevin Yeung Yun-hung, Hong Kong’s secretary for culture, sports and tourism, was wide awake at the time. He said he had just learned that HKAAA had canceled the event in the evening when the announcement was made and that he asked his colleagues to understand the situation and “see if there is any other something that needs help”.

Kenneth Fok Kai-kong, member of the Legislative Council for the functional constituency of sports, performing arts, culture and publishing, regretted the cancellation.

He also revealed that many sports associations have recently asked him for help, expressing that he is still full of uncertainty about holding their events next year.

He hopes the government can announce clear guidelines as soon as possible so that organizers can have enough preparation time and make good use of sporting events to promote Hong Kong’s recovery.

Canceled 2022 HK 10K Championships

Kenneth Fok had already questioned the government’s policy of restricting sporting events in August.

HKAAA also canceled the “Hong Kong 10K Championships 2022” in August, as the race quota had been drastically reduced by the government.

The Hong Kong Athletic Affiliates Association announced the cancellation of the 2022 event due to the anti-epidemic policy. scheduled for August 26, 2022. (HKAAA’s Facebook)

At that time, Kenneth Fok questioned the scientific basis for the government’s tightening of the number of participants to 500, and he blamed the government for making the sports sector embarrassing.

He had already raised concerns at the time about whether the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon and Hong Kong Sevens would not go ahead successfully.

As part of the government’s latest anti-epidemic measure, his worries have come true.

On the other hand, Singapore is promoting the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon, which will be held in early December, with the slogan “The Marathon is back”.

Don’t Compromise

An article in the Hong Kong Economic Journal revealed that the internal workings of the government were “completely unaware” of the cancellation of the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon which was made solely by HKAAA, because the submission of the request by HKAAA had been passed on to Eric. Chan Kwok-ki, Chief Secretary of Hong Kong Administration, for his stewardship a week ago.

There was an initial internal discussion among senior officials to support the event being held as planned; however, the organizer did not set a deadline and suddenly said “no” without any question or dissatisfaction.

The article also quotes sports industry professionals as saying that HKAAA may already be considering attendance numbers as a “break-even point,” to avoid losing money.

The end of the article also pointed out that it “didn’t seem like a coincidence” that the aforementioned financial summit and marathon, both due to be held in November, were in competition with Singapore.

He believed that if the Hong Kong Rugby Sevens competition could not take place in November, “the script for telling good Hong Kong stories would be poor”.

Chau Sze-tat, the news commentator, analyzed in his online show that the government had never been so efficient and questioned the fact that HKAAA was in fact not “willing” to organize the Standard Chartered Hong Kong Marathon, and they just canceled the event without negotiating with the government.

Moreover, unlike Singapore, where there are no anti-epidemic restrictions, the Hong Kong government must implement “anti-epidemic measures”, putting on a show on a pretentious scale.

For example, it is reported that runners must have three vaccination doses and a negative PCR test result within 48 hours. They must also follow the Hong Kong health code system’s “yellow code” for travelers which will bar them from entering bars and restaurants for seven days after arriving in Hong Kong.

Chau said maybe “HKAAA doesn’t want to be the bad guy” and “don’t compromise to be part of the show on a pretentious scale,” and even if the event had happened, many runners would have been put off. to join the event, as the current quarantine arrangement of “3+4” (three days of hotel quarantine and four days of home monitoring) for incoming foreign tourists will not attract as many foreign runners as per the past.

And on reflection, the organization of the marathon “may lose money”, so the long wait for government approval is just an excuse to put the event on hold.

Chau further pointed out that the financial summit and the Hong Kong Sevens, to be held in November, aim to show the world that Hong Kong “is back to normal.” But as part of the promotion strategy, members of the Legislative Council of Hong Kong have been sent to ASEAN countries to promote “good stories of Hong Kong”, but even the Marathon must be canceled, “how Hong Does Kong resume normally?”

World Dragon Boat Championships move to Thailand

In addition to the above events, the International Dragon Boat Federation had also decided not to hold the event in Hong Kong.

The Federation said that the current quarantine and isolation arrangements in Hong Kong are stricter than those in other regions, therefore, they had decided to hold the World Dragon Boat Racing Championships in Thailand next year. next instead of Hong Kong, which was the original place.

Bernard Chan said Hong Kong’s anti-epidemic prevention measures have discouraged tourists from visiting Hong Kong, especially as arrival testing and quarantine measures have mostly been lifted worldwide, creating a greater contrast and making Hong Kong’s situation even more disadvantaged.

If Hong Kong fails to provide a roadmap for reopening borders to international tourists in a timely manner, he fears that more international event organizers will change event venues to other regions and that ‘they won’t come back to Hong Kong next year.

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Football-KFC threatens legal action over Mbappe’s sponsorship position

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A senior manager of KFC’s operations in France has said the fast-food chain may take legal action over striker Kylian Mbappe’s refusal to take part in some of the France team’s sponsorship commitments. Alain Beral, vice-president of KFC France, told the Sport Business Club website that they were considering legal action, but did not specify whether it would be against the player or the French Football Federation.

“We paid for something clear. If necessary, we will assert our rights,” Beral said. Mbappe had refused to take part in a team photo shoot and sponsorship activities scheduled for Tuesday because he did not want to endorse certain brands, including fast food chains and betting companies, which have contracts with the national team. .

“I decided not to participate in the photo shoot after the French federation refused to change the image rights agreement with the players,” Mbappe said in a statement. The federation said it would “review (…) the image rights agreement between it and its selected players”.

France host Austria in the Nations League on Thursday and play Denmark three days later.

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Motor racing – De Vries and Doohan on Alpine’s test list

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Renault-owned Alpine began a private test in Hungary on Tuesday with Dutch driver Nyck de Vries and Australian Jack Doohan in the spotlight as the Formula One team weighs options for next season. Alpine did not confirm details of the test or who drove last year’s car at the Hungaroring circuit near Budapest.

The official Formula 1 website says de Vries, Doohan and Italian Antonio Giovinazzi are due to spend some time behind the wheel. Double world champion Fernando Alonso will leave for Aston Martin at the end of the year, leaving the most desirable vacancy on the grid. Alpine is fourth overall with six races to go.

The team had wanted to put Australian reserve Oscar Piastri in the race seat next year, but he signed for McLaren instead. Frenchman Pierre Gasly became the favorite then, but is under contract for 2023 with Red Bull-owned AlphaTauri, who have said they would be ready to release him if they can find an exciting replacement.

US IndyCar driver Colton Herta was the main target but does not have a super-license and Formula One’s governing FIA is not prepared to make an exception despite the absence of US drivers in the sport. De Vries, who impressed by finishing ninth on his race debut with Williams as a replacement for Alex Albon in Italy this month after the Thai developed appendicitis, could be the answer for Alpine and AlphaTauri.

The 27-year-old told Dutch television over the weekend that he recently met Red Bull motorsport chief Helmut Marko in Austria for talks. “I have been in talks with Williams for a long time… I have been in contact with Alpine since July and will be testing for them in Budapest next week,” he said.

“Anywhere I can get a permanent seat, I would be very happy.” De Vries, the 2021 Formula E champion, and Red Bull Formula 1 world champion and runaway leader Max Verstappen are friends and compatriots.

This fueled speculation that de Vries could end up at AlphaTauri, allowing Gasly to join Alpine. Academy rider Doohan, the son of motorcycling great Mick, is still just 19 and looks more like a possible reserve for Alpine unless they strike a deal with Williams to replace Canadian Nicholas Latifi.

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Sports Event Tickets Market: SWOT Analysis, Historical Data,

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Australia confirm Nitschke as full-time women’s coach

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Former all-rounder Shelley Nitschke has been handed a four-year contract as head coach of the Australian women’s team, Cricket Australia announced on Tuesday.

In her role as caretaker coach, Nitschke guided Australia to a historic Commonwealth Games gold medal after the team recorded a narrow win over India in the final of the inaugural Commonwealth Games competition. women’s cricket at the quadrennial event last month.

Australia’s assistant coach since 2018, Nitschke had been in charge of the team since Matthew Mott’s departure earlier this year.

“While I have enjoyed my job as an assistant coach, I believe now is the right time to step up and lead this group into what is shaping up to be a new era with a new group of coaches and the retirement of Rachael Haynes,” the 45-year-old told the ICC website.

“The loss of Rach will no doubt be felt, but this presents a great opportunity for others to raise their hands both from a leadership perspective as well as with bat and on the pitch. ”His first assignment would be a T20I tour of India in December before facing Pakistan at home in January. But the real big test for her would be to defend her title at next year’s Women’s T20 World Cup in South Africa.

”Our challenge is to ensure that the team continues to evolve; we have seen teams like India take their game to the next level and it is important that the players feel they have the support they need to keep improving every day,” she said .

”Our team continues to go from strength to strength and I’m excited to see what this group can accomplish next; there’s big cricket on the horizon, including the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup in February and Ashes next winter, so now is the perfect time to get involved. over 100 games for Australia. Overall, she scored 3118 runs and claimed 153 wickets in 80 ODIs, 36 T20Is and six Tests.

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Julius Baer Cup: Erigaisi in the lead, Praggnanandhaa in 2nd position

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Indian teenage grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi took first place with 17 points after eight rounds, while compatriot R Praggnanandhaa is in second place with 15 points at the Julius Baer Cup here.

The long-awaited Praggnanandhaa-Magnus Carlsen clash in the eighth round ended in a draw. The Indian had beaten the Norwegian ace twice earlier this season in online matches.

After the conclusion of the second day of preliminary matches early Tuesday, Erigaisi is two points ahead of Praggnanandhaa and world champion Carlsen (15 points).

Erigaisi started the day with a victory over Hans Niemann (USA) and then beat Levon Aronian. The all-India clash between Erigaisi and Praggnanandhaa ended in a 67-stroke draw. Later in the eighth round, the last of the day, he shared honors with Ivan Saric of Croatia.

Praggnanandhaa started the day with a draw against Radoslaw Wojtaszek in the fifth round before taming the highly rated German Vincent Keymer in the following game.

The 17-year-old Indian chess star then held Carlsen to a draw in 67 moves. Meanwhile, Carlsen quit his match against Niemann after just two hits. The world champion entered the sixth-round encounter after a loss to the 19-year-old American at the Sinquefield Cup in St Louis, after which he accused his opponent of cheating and withdrew from the tournament.

Carlsen then picked up a victory over Aronian in the seventh round before sharing the honors with Praggnanandhaa. Baskaran Adhiban, the third Indian in the fray, languishes in last place in the 16-man event with three points. He faces Praggnanandhaa in the ninth round.

Ukrainian veteran Vasyl Ivanchuk continued to impress and sits in fourth place with 13 points. The 53-year-old didn’t have a profitable time on day two like he did on opening day but managed to end it with a win over Keymer. He had lost in the previous two rounds to American teenager Christopher Yoo and Poland’s Wojtaszek. Once the preliminary rounds are completed, the tournament will move on to the round of 16 before a two-day final. The eight-day event will run until September 25 and will feature 16 players across three generations.

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Social Fantasy Sports Verse Gaming App Raises $585,000 Pre-Seed, Launches Mobile App |

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NEW YORK – September 19, 2022 – (

Verse Gaming, an innovative new platform for users to compete in peer-2-peer sports and entertainment fantasy competitions, announced today that it has raised $585,000 in pre-seed funding. $ funded by private investors with participation from Rally Cry Ventures. This round of funding allowed the startup to further develop its platform after a solid year of beta testing, in addition to securing regulated access to US markets.

In addition to announcing its pre-seed funding, Verse also announced today the launch of its long-awaited mobile app. Downloadable in all 50 states, users nationwide will be able to participate in free game contests, make predictions on player performance, fantasy points, and season stats. Additionally, paid contests will be rolled out in 22 markets.

As a pioneer in the social gaming space, Verse offers gamers a customizable toolkit to create, play and manage real-money contests with profiles reminiscent of their favorite social media apps. Users enter contests with two or more choices on player performance projections. Games can be public for all users, or they can be limited to private invitation-only contests.

Verse Fantasy contests offer users an unprecedented amount of customization – giving users control over their contest title, player group, scoring system, number of choices, and more. Verse Fantasy also offers unparalleled customization in picks, allowing users to create blended rosters with player stat projections and fantasy points on almost any player suitable for any game.

This round of funding helped Verse build on the success of its beta testing – which saw just under a thousand testers play in over 11,000 contests, generating an in-app credit transaction volume of 120,000 $ – to provide users with a fantastic dynamic and social sports experience.

“Verse was created to fill a major oversight in the market – what if we could connect sports bettors, content creators and everyday fans by giving them a toolkit that allows them to create, share and to instantly participate in fantastic contests? shares CEO Dan Zimmermann, “How many of us watch great games with an open group chat, almost live tweeting among our group of friends. Verse makes daily fantasy contests with anyone as easy as do a group chat.”

About Verse Gaming

Founded in July 2020, Verse Gaming is the social marketplace designed for peer-2-peer gaming.

The Brooklyn-based startup was developed by two Syracuse University students, David Rosen and Dan Zimmermann. After spending four years as affiliate content creators for Barstool Sports, the longtime friends founded their own company to serve the long-neglected side of the gaming industry – social gaming.

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Social Fantasy Sports Verse Gaming app raises $585,000 pre-seed, launches mobile app

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Brooklyn-based Verse Gaming announces the launch of its cutting-edge peer-2-peer fantasy platform following a $585,000 pre-seed funding round.

Press release

September 19, 2022 1:00 p.m. EDT

NEW YORK, September 19, 2022 ( –
Verse Gaming, an innovative new platform for users to compete in peer-2-peer sports and entertainment fantasy competitions, announced today that it has raised $585,000 in pre-seed funding. $ funded by private investors with participation from Rally Cry Ventures. This round of funding allowed the startup to further develop its platform after a solid year of beta testing, in addition to securing regulated access to US markets.

In addition to announcing its pre-seed funding, Verse also announced today the launch of its long-awaited mobile app. Downloadable in all 50 states, users nationwide will be able to participate in free game contests, make predictions on player performance, fantasy points, and season stats. Additionally, paid contests will be rolled out in 22 markets.

As a pioneer in the social gaming space, Verse offers gamers a customizable toolkit to create, play and manage real-money contests with profiles reminiscent of their favorite social media apps. Users enter contests with two or more choices on player performance projections. Games can be public for all users, or they can be limited to private invitation-only contests.

Verse Fantasy contests offer users an unprecedented amount of customization – giving users control over their contest title, player group, scoring system, number of choices, and more. Verse Fantasy also offers unparalleled customization in picks, allowing users to create blended rosters with player stat projections and fantasy points on almost any player suitable for any game.

This round of funding helped Verse build on the success of its beta testing – which saw just under a thousand testers play in over 11,000 contests, generating an in-app credit transaction volume of 120,000 $ – to provide users with a fantastic dynamic and social sports experience.

“Verse was created to fill a major oversight in the market – what if we could connect sports bettors, content creators and everyday fans by giving them a toolkit that allows them to create, share and participate instantly to fantastic contests?” shares CEO Dan Zimmermann, “How many of us watch great games with an open group chat, almost live tweeting amongst our group of friends. Verse makes daily fantasy contests with anyone as easy as do a group chat.”

About Verse Gaming

Founded in July 2020, Verse Gaming is the social marketplace designed for peer-2-peer gaming.

The Brooklyn-based startup was developed by two Syracuse University students, David Rosen and Dan Zimmermann. After spending four years as affiliate content creators for Barstool Sports, the longtime friends founded their own company to serve the long-neglected side of the gaming industry – social gaming.

Download for iOS, Android or visit the desktop platform at

Find out more at:

Follow Verse on Instagram and Twitter.

Press contact: Dan Zimmermann, co-founder and CEO |

Source: Verse Gaming Inc.

Praggnanandhaa picks up three wins before losing to compatriot Yoo

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Indian teenage grandmaster R Praggnanandhaa began his campaign in the Julius Baer Generation Cup online rapid-fire tournament, the seventh leg of the $1.6 million Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, with victories over veteran Vasyl Ivanchuk and Jan Kryzstof Duda from Poland.

He then beat fellow veteran Boris Gelfand in the third round before losing to 15-year-old American Christopher Yoo on Monday.

The 17-year-old Chennnai wonderkid won trump cards against 53-year-old Ukrainian legend Ivanchuk in a battle of generations to pick up three points. Ivanchuk bounced back from the setback against Praggnanandhaa to win his next three sets. Praggu, as he is known in the chess community and who has beaten world champion Magnus Carlsen twice this season, was heading for the top spot after recording three wins but was caught due to a loss in the final round.

Carlsen got off to a good start and is one point ahead after the first day of the tournament. He picked up victories over Indians Arjun Erigaisi, Adhiban Baskaran and Liem Quang Le, with only Dutch number 1 Giri preventing him from taking the maximum 12 points. He leads with 10 points. Behind the favorite are four nine-pointers, including Praggnanandhaa, American Hans Niemann and Arjun Erigiasi. Meanwhile, 19-year-old Erigaisi of India bounced back from his first-round loss to Carlsen to claim three wins. He beat Adhiban, Liem and Czech player David Navara.

Once the preliminary rounds are completed, the tournament will move on to the round of 16 before a two-day final.

The eight-day event will run until September 25 and will feature 16 players across three generations.

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Madrid keep dancing, beat Atlético to stay perfect

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Rodrygo and Vinícius Júnior didn’t hesitate after Real Madrid opened the scoring at the Metropolitano stadium.

The Brazilian duo made their way to one of the corner flags and started doing their samba-like dance moves near the Atlético Madrid fans.

With their young Brazilians not backing down from their dancing, Madrid beat city rivals Atlético 2-1 in the Spanish league to extend their perfect start to the season on Sunday.

Rodrygo and Federico Valverde scored first-half goals as the defending champions won their ninth successive game in all competitions. “Dance wherever you want,” Vinícius wrote on Twitter in a message to Rodrygo after the game, along with a photo of them celebrating the goal. The result re-established Madrid as league leaders after being overtaken by Barcelona on Saturday following the Catalan club’s 3-0 win over Elche for their fifth straight win. Madrid lead Barcelona by two points.

“It was a different game, the derby is always different,” Rodrygo said. “This one was even more special because of everything that happened during the week, and we responded on the pitch.” The build-up to the first Madrid derby of the season had been shrouded in controversy over Vinícius’ dancing during his goal celebration. Vinícius, who is black, had criticized the racist language used by a guest on a television sports talk show about his dances. The 22-year-old striker said his actions were criminalized but insisted he wouldn’t stop showing his happiness on the pitch. Atlético midfielder Koke Resurrección has predicted there could be problems if Vinícius dances again at the Metropolitano, but there has been no major reaction from Atlético players after the Brazilians have danced after Madrid’s first goal. However, Atlético fans did not hesitate to show their displeasure and some threw objects at the Madrid players. Ahead of the match, a video uploaded apparently showed Atlético fans calling Vinícius a ‘monkey’ during chants outside the stadium.

Atletico’s second league loss came despite using Antoine Griezmann from start for the first time this season. Coach Diego Simeone only added the French striker after 60 minutes amid a contract dispute in which Atlético would have to pay Barcelona extra if Griezmann played a certain number of minutes in the season.

Rodrygo was back in the starting lineup to make up for the absence of striker Karim Benzema, who has missed three straight games with a hamstring injury. Rodrygo opened the scoring with a nice one-timer from inside the box after a perfect lob from midfielder Aurélien Tchouaméni on the defense in the 18th minute. Valverde added the lead thanks to the rebound from a Vinícius shot that hit the post on a 36th-minute breakaway after an assist from Luka Modric. Valverde, who scored in three consecutive games, celebrated his goal by doing a yoga pose.

Atlético came closer in the 83rd with a goal from Mario Hermoso, sent off in stoppage time for an altercation with a Madrid player in the area.

Atlético looked more in control throughout but couldn’t threaten much, while Madrid consistently looked dangerous with the speed of Rodrygo and Vinícius up front.

Atlético and Portugal striker João Félix was substituted in the second half with an apparent muscle injury.

LOPETEGUI UNDER PRESSURE Sevilla’s struggles continued with a 1-1 draw at Villarreal, leaving the club close to the relegation zone and increasing the pressure on manager Julen Lopetegui.

It was Sevilla’s seventh game without a win in eight matches in all competitions. He sat just one point clear of the relegation zone after six league games.

Lopetegui, the former Spain and Real Madrid manager, has come under fire for the team’s poor start and many fans have called for a change of command. Sevilla entered the season with high expectations after finishing fourth in 2021-22.

“I’m not going to talk about the future, it’s very complicated,” Lopetegui said. “I can only speak about the present. There is still a lot to play for and we will try to improve and compete.” Sevilla took the lead with an eighth-minute goal from Óliver Torres following an assist from Isco Alarcón, but Álex Baena equalized for the hosts in the 51st. Villarreal were looking for their fourth win in six league games.

BETIS RALLIES Real Betis joined Real Madrid and Barcelona as the only teams with five league wins as they came from behind to defeat Girona 2-1.

Borja Iglesias scored for the hosts in the 15th and 71st minutes, after mid-table Girona opened the scoring with Arnau Martínez in the seventh. GETAFE STAY HOT Getafe won 2-0 against Osasuna at 10 for their second straight win after a poor start to the season.

The hosts played with 10 men from the 43rd after Chimy Ávila was sent off with a direct red card for a gross foul.

SOCIEDAD REBOUND Real Sociedad bounced back from a loss at Getafe by beating Espanyol 2-1 at home with first-half goals from Alexander Sorloth and Brais Méndez.

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Major Sporting Events in Houston: September 19-25, 2022

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Houston Dash forward Michelle Alozie celebrates a goal | Courtesy of Houston Dash

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, September 19 through Sunday, September 25, 2022.

This week, wrap up the Sugar Land Space Cowboys season, help the Dash prepare for the playoffs, witness a classic college rivalry, 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 calendar.

Top 6 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Sugar Land Space Cowboys vs. Albuquerque Isotopes at Constellation Field | From Tuesday September 20 to Sunday September 25 – The Space Cowboys host their last homestand of the season when Albuquerque comes to play. Enjoy discounted drinks, Friday fireworks, a Lance McCullers, Jr. bobblehead giveaway and more, all week long. $7 and up. Hours vary.
  • 19th Annual Run in the Park at Hermann Park | Saturday September 24 – In support of the crucial work of Hermann Park Conservancy, this annual 5K and 10K sends runners around the park trails and back for a post-race party complete with food, drink, music and more. $15 and up. 8 a.m.
  • Red Bull DIY Galveston: street skate meets beach on the seawall | Saturday September 24 | FREE – This special skate jam event provides an opportunity for entertainment, community building, and community service by participating in skateboarding tricks, art, and helping with beach cleanups. 1 p.m.
  • College Football: UH Cougars vs. Rice Owls at TDECU Stadium | Saturday September 24 – The Bayou Bucket is up for grabs when these two historic rivals square off on the University of Houston campus gridiron. $15 and up. 5 p.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. OL Reign at PNC Stadium | Saturday September 24 – Much is at stake as the mighty Dash invites OL Reign to Houston for their last home game of the regular season. $12 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • Lewis Jewelers Classic at the Houston Polo Club | Sunday September 25 – It’s pony against pony in this special match and show that offers rich entertainment where polo meets live music. $35; $15.50 for ages 12 and under. Boxes for 2-20 guests range from $89-$895. 5 p.m.

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Rugby-Kolisi praises Boks best execution after Argentina win

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South Africa captain Siya Kolisi thinks the only thing that has changed about his team’s play after back-to-back Rugby League wins over Australia and Argentina is their execution against the 22-year-old. The Springboks scored five tries for a crucial bonus point 36-20 win over Argentina in Buenos Aires on Saturday and draw level with New Zealand on 14 points at the top of the table to keep their hopes of reclaiming the title they have last won in 2019.

The 2022 season had been characterized by a lack of composure and precision in attack, which coach Jacques Nienaber pointed out on several occasions. But their 24-8 win over the Wallabies in Sydney and their win over the weekend suggest improvements have been made in both areas. “Nothing has changed in the way we play, it’s just about executing,” Kolisi told reporters. “If we stick to the plan, we know that our system will give us those scoring opportunities. In the last two games, we have taken those opportunities.

“Our mindset was to come here and get as many points as possible. We want to win the Rugby Championship and knew we had to prepare for the game. It was a very good win against a very good Argentinian side .” The Boks were rocked in the build-up to the game by reports online that a South African Sunday newspaper revealed allegations of recreational drug use by some unnamed team players.

It was taken so seriously by South African Rugby that they issued a statement calling the allegations “unsubstantiated” and denying that any player had tested positive for a banned substance. “It was quite disturbing, the timing, five hours before a game like this,” Nienaber said. “I am stunned that such allegations can be made against this team.

“We are sometimes tested three times a week in South Africa. I can assure you that we are one of the most tested teams. There has not been a single positive test since we have been together this year.” South Africa will host Argentina in Durban next Saturday, while New Zealand will host Australia in Auckland.

The four teams always have a mathematical chance of winning the trophy.

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PSG player Hamraoui opens up on horrific attack

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Paris Saint-Germain player Kheira Hamraoui posted photos of her injuries following the brutal attack that left her in fear for her career, saying on Saturday she was still haunted by it “night and day” and that she suffered horrific online abuse afterwards.

Hamraoui was assaulted last November following a night out with her former PSG teammate Aminata Diallo and other teammates. Hamraoui was repeatedly hit with a metal bar and needed stitches in her hands and legs.

“I will never forget this night of November 4, 2021. It haunts me night and day. This dark night changed my personal and professional life, my life as a woman and as a footballer,” Hamraoui wrote on Twitter. “That sad night when I thought I was going to die when two hooded men forced me out of the car. They beat me with iron bars, mostly targeting my lower body.” The 32-year-old midfielder, who played 39 times for France, posted photos of his injuries: a horrific gash on the back of his right thigh and deep bruises around his left thigh and knee.

“Their objective was simple that evening: to violently take my work tool by breaking my legs and ending my career,” Hamraoui continued, adding that terrible verbal attacks then began and left her in a perpetual state of anxiety.

“For many months after the attack, I was unjustly insulted on the (soccer) pitches, harassed on social media and threatened with death. Nevertheless, I clung with all my might to my passion (of football). ) and to remain professional, “Today, I trust justice so that the truth comes out and my honor is saved.” Diallo was indicted for “aggravated violence” and placed in police custody in connection with The attack was the second time Diallo had been arrested in connection with an investigation into the Hamraoui attack last year. Diallo was taken into police custody in November and released without charge.

Diallo’s questioning by police came after four men were arrested this week in connection with the attack.

Diallo was arrested on Friday morning and accused by the quartet of having mounted the attack against her teammate in order to take her place in the PSG team, the Versailles prosecutor’s office said in a press release.

Diallo has been without a club since his contract with PSG expired at the end of last season.

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IOC Committee visits venues for 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles

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The International Olympic Committee’s Coordination Commission made its first in-person visit to Los Angeles this week to inspect proposed venues for the 2028 Games.

After being sidelined due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the group met with local organization officials for three days.

“We are well positioned for an exceptional event,” LA28 Organizing Committee Chairman Casey Wasserman said Thursday at a press conference on the UCLA campus, site of the future Athletes’ Village.

He expressed optimism about the games’ business prospects, citing several corporate sponsors already on board and more to come in the fourth quarter.

“We’re sitting in a very strong position,” Wasserman said. “The appetite for games returning to this country is very strong.” Members of the Coordinating Commission visited several sites across the city, including the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum, site of the 1932 and 1984 Games, and SoFi Stadium, home of the NFL’s Rams and Chargers, near Inglewood .

“The venues that are going to be used are a mix of historic venues used for the 1932 and 1984 Olympics, and of course we have world-class modern venues that have been built since the Games were held in 1984,” said the chairman of the committee. Nicole Hoevertz. “We have this nice mix of old and new.” The Intuit Dome will be operational by the time the games take place. Wasserman noted that the future home of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers is slated to open in 2024 across the street from SoFi Stadium, although currently it is not listed in any site plans.

The commission toured the Obama Sports Complex to see the PlayLA youth sports program in action. LA28 and the IOC have invested $160 million to make the sport more accessible to young people across the city.

Hoevertsz called it an example of the games “creating a legacy now, today for these kids.” The 2028 Olympics will take place from July 14-30, followed by the Paralympics from August 15-27. The Olympic Games will have 10,000 athletes, while the Paralympics will host 5,000.

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Leipzig expect hostile reaction as Rose returns to Gladbach

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New Leipzig coach Marco Rose can expect further backlash when he returns to Borussia Mönchengladbach on Saturday.

Leipzig are used to heated receptions wherever they go, but the club’s recent appointment of Rose has added an extra element of spice to their Bundesliga clash at Mönchengladbach.

Gladbach fans were already unhappy with Rose for taking advantage of an exit clause in his contract to move from their side to league rivals Borussia Dortmund in 2021.

His move was announced mid-season in February, arguably costing Gladbach a European spot as his side lost their next four games and eventually finished eighth with three more defeats before the end of that season.

Leipzig, which was founded by energy drink maker Red Bull in 2009, is unpopular with rival fans as the company funds its rapid rise to the top levels of German football to bolster its marketing appeal.

Gladbach supporters’ antipathy for the club has been further fueled by reports that former Gladbach sporting director Max Eberl agreed to join Leipzig in January.

Eberl surprised Gladbach when he quit abruptly last January, ending a 23-year association with the club. A tearful Eberl said he was exhausted, exhausted, and wanted to take a step back from football for his own health.

Leipzig has long been an admirer of Eberl’s work. Leipzig and Gladbach are said to be in negotiations over a transfer fee as Eberl’s Gladbach contract still runs until 2026.

Gladbach supporters group FPMG published an open letter to Eberl this week accusing the 48-year-old former goalkeeper of a “drama” when he left the club.

“We simply no longer believe that you were straight and honest with us at the end of your tenure at Borussia,” the fans said. “Giving this image of your professional football fatigue to the public while haggling is – we can’t put it otherwise – downright shoddy and a slap in the face for anyone who is genuinely affected by burnout.” Leipzig have struggled so far this season, leading to the dismissal of Rose’s predecessor Domenico Tedesco last week. Rose was appointed on Thursday and oversaw a 3-0 victory over his former side Dortmund in his first game in charge on Saturday before a 2-0 defeat at Real Madrid in the Champions League in midweek.

Gladbach have been solid under new manager Daniel Farke, whose side have suffered just one defeat in their first six Bundesliga games.

Gladbach midfielder Christoph Kramer says Leipzig will be strong after signing Rose.

“Playing against a team that has just changed coaches and brings the excitement back is always harder than when they’re stuck in some kind of rut,” Kramer told the club’s website.

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Mark Cuban-backed Fantasy Sports app hires its first legal officer

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Underdog Sports Inc., a fantasy sports gaming startup that’s accelerating with the current football season, has hired Nicholas Green as its first in-house attorney.

Green since January was a public policy manager at Skillz Inc., the mobile esports and gaming platform. He is also a former partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe.

Underdog is a “perfect fit” and was “a quick and transparent decision to join,” Green said in an email. “Given my background in fantasy sports and sports gaming at Orrick, I had a lot of common knowledge” with the management team, he said.

Underdog, which does business as Underdog Fantasy, develops sports games for an app that allows users to draft football lineups. The company, which started in 2020 and acquired sports betting platform Goat Gaming last year, plans to launch licensed sports betting next year in Colorado and Ohio.

Mark Cuban, the billionaire owner of the NBA’s Dallas Mavericks, and Thirty Five Ventures, the venture capital firm of NBA star Kevin Durant, participated in a $10 million fundraising round by Underdog the year last. The round also included fellow professional athletes and rappers Nas, Future and Gunna, according to Underdog.

Green, who will oversee all legal operations at Underdog, is the first attorney hired by the Brooklyn, NY-based firm for a purely legal role.

During his decade-long career at Big Law, he was part of a public policy team at Orrick that successfully established sports betting markets in several US states. He was previously an attorney with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

Underdog has a roster of outside attorneys, including Duane Morris, who handles regulatory matters for the company, Green said. Public records show Washington-based Sughrue Mion handled branding work for Underdog.

Goodwin Procter advised Underdog on its $35 million Series B funding round led by asset management giant BlackRock Inc. and venture capital firm Acies Investments. The company would have been valued at $485 million this summer after the round.

Duane Morris and Goodwin Procter “will continue to play critical roles” as Underdog grows, Green said. He plans to work with a “number of additional law firms” in his new role as chief legal officer as “specific needs arise” within the company, he said.

Underdog in May hired Stacie Stern, a former director of government affairs at FanDuel Inc., to be its vice president of government affairs and partnerships.

Aviv Lazar, a former partner at White & Case, is chief of staff to the firm’s founder, president and president, Jeremy Levine.

FIFA launches second installment of Club Management Diploma

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Following the success of the first edition, FIFA today launched the second edition of its Diploma in Club Management in New York, which aims to provide club managers and former international players around the world with the latest skills industry practices and insights, covering key areas related to club management success.

The degree is in line with FIFA’s goal to share knowledge and create a more balanced football ecosystem to enable more clubs from all regions of the world to compete at the highest level on and outside the world. ground.

Forty participants ( from all confederations joined the 12-month programme, which is taught by world-class experts and includes on-site and online modules on leadership and management, sports strategy and youth academies. , marketing and communications, club operations and stadium management, governance and legal matters, and finance.

Among the participants of this year’s edition are football greats Carli Lloyd, Tim Cahill, Fernandinho, John Terry and Juan Mata.

Commenting on the FIFA Diploma in Club Management, five of the participants outlined their expectations:

Carli Lloyd (2x FIFA Women’s World Cup™ champion and 2x Olympic gold medalist) “I’m involved with Gotham FC as a minority owner and it’s really important to understand what other managers think about club and some of the brightest minds in the industry pretty much right now, which is why this degree is a perfect fit for my career path. I really look forward to taking full advantage of it, generating those meaningful connections and to apply everything I can learn in the future.

Julie Uhrman (President of Angel City FC) “We may be rewriting the script with Angel City FC, but there is so much we can learn from those who came before us about how to build a club bigger than the game. The FIFA Diploma in Club Management program allows me to invest in myself and my club, meet my peers, learn from their experiences and broaden my view of what is possible.”

Alberto Marrero (President of Atlético de San Luis) “The FIFA Diploma in Club Management gives us the opportunity to continue learning with the latest practical know-how from all areas of the industry. looking forward to learning and discussing our daily work routine with FIFA Academic Council and colleagues, as well as benefiting from the networking this course affords us.”

Tim Cahill (Australian football legend and KAS Eupen board member) “I am delighted to be part of this prestigious degree. It is important for me to continue my studies with executives who work in football at the global scale and to share our experiences. Since my retirement, I have always wanted to continue learning, continue my studies and be ready for what comes next, and I think that being part of the Club Management Diploma will help me considerably in this. process., to be able to interact with senior executives from clubs around the world, hear from amazing speakers and get involved in the conferences to share my experiences from my playing days and my current career in organization management, it will definitely be a springboard for moving forward.”

Mauricio Culebro (Club Tigres President) “In an ever-changing industry, this is a great opportunity to learn about all the latest global trends in club operation from experts from different backgrounds. This is also the program perfect for sharing experiences and best practices with industry leaders that can then be applied in our respective roles.”

(With contributions from APO)

Nike releases US World Cup jerseys that some criticize as bland

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Nike released the United States World Cup jerseys on Thursday, including a mostly white design for home games that was criticized in advance by a pair of American players and some fans.

The home jerseys have red and blue stripes on each sleeve, somewhat similar to the stripes on either side of the Americans’ 2002 World Cup uniforms.

“We are as angry as you!!!” striker Tim Weah wrote last month after a version of the home kit was posted online.

“I tried to tell them,” wrote midfielder Weston McKennie.

The bright blue away shirt has an ice-dye technique somewhat similar to a tie-dye pattern.

More than 100 people have signed a online petition calling for different designs.

“I rate it in the middle,” USA midfielder Yunus Musah said in a conference call Aug. 25. putting his right thumb aside. “It’s not there,” he said with a thumbs up, then flicking a thumbs down, “or there. It’s in the middle.” Donald Wine, member of the national board of directors of the American Outlaws supporters group, said he would probably buy one of the new jerseys, but hoped that Nike and the United States Soccer Federation would take criticism into account in future designs. . Wine said fans prefer a more distinctive look the team could become known for, such as Croatia’s adoption of a checkerboard pattern.

As an example, Wine cited the red and white horizontal stripes on the 2012-13 United States jersey that became known as Waldo, after the character’s outfit in a children’s book.

“The outcry isn’t necessarily about the design of the shirt, or at least the lack of design on the home, but it’s about the fact that I think a lot of people are looking for a shirt identity that belongs to them,” said said Wine. “I’m one of those people who have been in the Waldo team camp for a long time for this to be a permanent national team shirt. I think in the end people just want a shirt identity and those don’t do that.” Aaron Barnett, senior product director of Nike’s global football apparel, said Rolando Cruz, apparel product line manager, coordinated with the United States on the design.

“We know our products will always elicit a response,” Barnett said. “We make products for multiple sports, not just football. And so we’re going to have some athletes who are super excited about it and some who aren’t. And that’s just the balance that you always have In the process.” The United States are back in the World Cup for this year’s tournament in Qatar after failing to qualify for 2018. The Americans open Nov. 21 against Wales Barnett said most of the making jerseys took place in Asia. He said he did not know if the workers making the kits were unionized.

Nike took over as US outfitter in 1995 from Adidas, which had been supplying uniforms since 1973. The US announced a long-term extension with Nike last November without specifying a duration.

Nike unveiled the jerseys of 12 of its 13 World Cup teams on Thursday: Australia, Brazil, Canada, Croatia, France, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and South Korea. The company delayed announcing England’s plans until September 21 following the death of Queen Elizabeth II.

Adidas supplies seven – Argentina, Belgium, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Spain and Wales – and Puma six – Ghana, Morocco, Senegal, Serbia, Switzerland and Uruguay.

New Balance has Costa Rica and Panama, while four brands each have Errea (Iceland), Hummel (Denmark), Marathon (Ecuador) and Majid (Iran).

Defending champion France has shirts inspired by Toile de Jouy fabric which includes subtle prints of famous landmarks, such as the Arc de Triomphe, Vieux Moulin de Vernon, a Romanesque tower.

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The NEOM Beach Games 2022 brings together 5 sporting events in one destination

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The four Arab teams preparing for the 2022 FIFA World Cup have had mixed results in the first round of matches in this crucial international break. There were plenty of talking points surrounding the games, and below are just five things to look forward to as the foursome conclude the last official international meeting before action begins in Qatar on November 20.

1. Saudi Arabia must score against USA

Saudi Arabia have some positives to take from Friday’s 0-0 draw with Ecuador, including the fact that they avoided a third straight loss since completing World Cup qualifying.

But the Green Falcons failed to score in 295 minutes of football, and to be honest, they didn’t seem to score very often. In the three friendlies against Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador, chances were few.

In the most recent, there were some opportunities, and Firas Al-Buraikan and Nawaf Al-Abed should have done better with their efforts, but coach Hervé Renard has to find a way to get Salem Al-Dawsari into the game and in areas where he can use his creative talents.

Salman Al-Faraj, with his ability to hold onto the ball and provide composure in the middle of the park, has been missed in this regard, and it is vital that the skipper is fit and healthy.

There aren’t many striking options available to Renard, so there must be goals in all areas of the pitch. Against strong teams like Argentina, Poland and Mexico at the World Cup, Saudi Arabia will have to take their limited number of chances and be clinical on the block and on set pieces. Another failure to score on Tuesday will set off alarm bells.

2. Tunisia get their test against Brazil

The North Africans extended their unbeaten streak to seven games on Thursday with a 1-0 win over Comoros. It wasn’t the smoothest performance for the Carthage Eagles but the real test comes on Tuesday with a game against Brazil in Paris. There will be plenty of support for Tunisia at the Parc des Princes and they want to see if this team is the real deal. Victories against Chile and especially Japan in Japan in June were hugely impressive, but now come the five-time world champions.

Tunisia have been placed in a tough group with defending champions France, Denmark and Australia, and will have a good idea of ​​their current level against an in-form Brazilian side. The Selecao have scored 21 goals in the last six games with just one conceded, and the level of opposition has been decent as well.

It’s very impressive and it means head coach Jalel Kadri will see how well his team can defend against world-class players.

3. Qatar must rediscover its mojo

The World Cup host started last week with a comprehensive 3-0 loss to the Croatian Under-23 side. Bad results can happen, but Friday’s 2-0 loss to Canada was more worrying. The opening period was really poor, with the North Americans’ two goals both coming in the opening 15 minutes.

Qatar’s performance improved thereafter, but the damage was done. There was a distinct lack of energy and focus among the players.

Coach Felix Sanchez has really taken the squad places over the past few years and it would be disappointing if the 2019 Asian champions lost their advantage just as the tournament was at hand. The Canadians’ wake-up call needs to be heard and Tuesday’s game against Chile has become even more important. Whether there is victory or not, there must be a return to the mentality monsters who won the 2019 continental championships.

4. The Moroccan smiles at Ziyech’s return

Morocco handed new coach Walid Regragui a 2-0 win over Chile in his first game in charge after being appointed in August. The man who led Wydad to the African Champions League title earlier this summer was a popular choice to replace Vahid Halilhodzic.

Most headlines have focused on Hakim Ziyech’s return for the first time since June 2021, with the Chelsea star’s breakdown in relationship with Halilhodzic seen as a major reason the Bosnian French coach was sacked .

Now Ziyech is back ahead of the World Cup and it’s a major boost with tough group games against Belgium, Canada and Croatia to come.

His performance was solid rather than spectacular and the same can be said for the game in general, but he is preparing well for the game against Paraguay. Another confidence-boosting performance against South American opposition would be welcome and reaffirm the widely held belief that the coaching change, albeit late, was necessary.

5. Toughest US test yet for Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia have faced Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador since qualifying and have not won any of the three matches.

Things won’t be any easier against an American team ranked 14th in the world and full of experienced internationals playing in some of the best leagues in the world.

Christian Pulisic is with Chelsea, full-back Sergino Dest is with AC Milan and Weston McKennie plays for Juventus. There are others in the English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, German Bundesliga, French Ligue 1 as well as MLS.

After losing 2-0 to Japan on Friday, coach Gregg Berhalter will be keen to get back to winning ways.

Just like in the 0-0 draw with Ecuador, Saudi Arabia will have a lot to do in defence, but there’s no reason to sit back too much. There’s also no reason why the Asian side can’t face the side that reached the knockout stage in three of their last four World Cups before missing out last time out. If the midfielder can get more involved in the game and can keep and use possession better, those elusive goals might not be far away.

Everyday fantasy sports games are still alive in Ontario

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While many Ontarians are betting with a plethora of new legal sportsbooks this NFL season, daily fantasy sports players across the province are still mourning the loss of fantasy sports competitions.

The Regulation of Single Event Sports Betting in Ontario effectively stopped most DFS operations in the province, as major operators like FanDuel and DraftKings have launched their respective sportsbook and iCasino products.

Regulations put in place by the Alcohol and Gaming Commission do not ban DFS in the province, but they have made it more difficult for licensed operators. The reason for this is that they do not allow Ontario players to have shared cash with other jurisdictions, so contests must be circumscribed to Ontario, which severely limits potential player pools and prize money.

FanDuel has decided to shut down its free and paid DFS contests in the province on April 1 before joining the regulated sports betting/iCasino market on April 4. DraftKings followed suit by shutting down its DFS operations when it later joined the market in mid-May.

DFS is not completely dead in Ontario

So what should SFN players in Ontario do now? Well, there is at least one other option – OwnersBox – to use.

OwnersBox is an Ontario-based sports tech company with a fantasy sports platform hoping to attract users through community and competition. Founded in 2019, OwnersBox operates in 36 states and across Canada, including Ontario. There are around 40,000 users on the platform, which is available for download on Android or iOS, or users can play on Nearly 10,000 of those users signed up in the last month leading up to the NFL season.

“Our goal is to reach over 50,000 users by the end of the year. I think we can definitely achieve that,” said OwnersBox co-founder, vice president of content, Sandy Plashkes. Sports handle.

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According to Plashkes, OwnersBox is now the only DFS option in Ontario besides Drafters, a Toronto-based fantasy sports company.

“We have worked with the regulators, we continue to operate. Rules may change, but our team is constantly working with regulators to ensure we are fully compliant. We’re in their good books right now,” he said.

“I honestly think DFS will come back fully [to Ontario], but I can’t tell you when it will be. Currently, we are able to operate in Ontario. We operate in this gray area, we do not operate sportsbooks. We have had good feedback from [regulators]. Obviously, things are changing so fast.

Ontario regulators have proposed an October 31 deadline for Ontario’s unregulated online gambling operators to fully transition to the regulated market. It’s unclear how, or if, this amendment to the regulator’s iGaming standards might affect the remaining businesses in the DFS space, once formalized. But, for now, it’s business as usual.

“We have to do a good job of educating the players. The rules may change. We are here, but we are fully compliant and will listen to regulators as this process matures a bit,” Plashkes added.

Not just football, but DFS players love football

While OwnersBox has seen a surge of new signups ahead of the NFL season, the platform also offers DFS games for the NHL, MLB, and NBA.

The operator offers weekly fantasy sports games as well as DFS SuperFlex and Lightning Lineups games. Plashkes says Lightning Lineups is like a “fantasy slot machine” that lets users randomize lineups without doing a ton of research.

With a smaller user base, the prize pools are only a fraction of what DFS players would see on DraftKings or FanDuel.

“Our prize pools are probably 10-15% of what a DraftKings or FanDuel would offer. At this point, we’re a small company, but these are the biggest prize pools we’ve made. It’s exciting for us,” Plashkes said.

OwnersBox also offers a significant amount of engaging content for users. Staff members frequently stream on Twitch to discuss picks and games, and the site offers a comprehensive blog with sports betting and DFS information.

“We differ from DraftKings because we cannot spend more than $300 million per quarter on marketing. We have to be brave, we have to do everything to build our brand,” Plashkes said. “I know there are a lot of [DFS] disgruntled people, especially Ontario users. We’re not as well known as a DraftKings or FanDuel yet, but people are really excited that there’s an operator here so they can at least play contests for this NFL season.

The QB Connection

Former NFL quarterback Drew Brees is an investor and promotional ambassador for OwnersBox.

Plashkes – who was born in Toronto but grew up in San Diego, Calif. – lived down the street from his idol Brees while residing in the United States and shared some coaching contacts with the NFL star. He decided to cold-email Brees’ agent in 2020 to see if he would be interested in endorsing his DFS product, and it was an immediate choice for both parties.

“He was very attentive and was a great person to be involved with the brand. He really believed in the vision and the team that we have here, and it was great to work with him,” said Plashkes, who played quarterback in high school in the San Diego area and then at Bates College in Maine.

Brees is also an ambassador for PointsBet, which has operated in Ontario since the regulated market launched on April 4.

5 most anticipated sporting events of 2022

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The year 2022 is not over yet and several sporting events keep their fans in suspense. What events should you watch for and can you predict the end results?

Sporting events return – the long wait is over

After canceling many competitions over the past two years, stadiums will soon be full again and fans expect to see their favorite teams and players back. However, with so many events going on, we’ve put together a brief list of some of the most exciting events of the remaining year. What are your favorite choices?

United States Tennis Open

Even though more than a century has passed since the first edition of the US Open Tennis, its popularity has stagnated as one of the most anticipated competitions in tennis. Formerly known as the United States National Championship, the US Open begins on the last Monday in August and runs for two weeks until Labor Day.

This tennis tournament includes five main championships: ladies’ and men’s singles, ladies’ and men’s doubles and a mixed one. There is also a dedicated tournament for senior and junior players and disabled tennis players.

The favorites of this edition

This year marks the first time in 18 years that Rafa Nadal, Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, and Andy Murray won’t be competing, so all eyes are on Daniil Medvedev, the winner of the previous edition of the US Open. Thus, he will be at the head of the first series.

The schedule of the US Open Tennis

This year’s tournament begins on Monday, August 29 and ends on Sunday, September 11. Fans can find the full match schedule on the official US Open website.

fifa world cup

fifa world cup

The FIFA World Cup, known as the FIFA World Cup, is a global association football competition held between the national teams of members that are part of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA). Since the inaugural competition in 1930, the World Cup has been awarded every four years, with the exception of the years of World War II.

At present, the real champion is France, who secured their second title at the 2018 competition in Russia.

This year’s championship

This year’s edition of the FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar. This year is the first time the championship was organized by an Arab country. The start date is November 20, with the first match between Qatar and Ecuador. This edition has 64 matches in total, and the last one will take place on December 18, Qatar’s National Day.

The Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne Cup

Australia annually hosts the Melbourne Cup, the annual thoroughbred horse race. The Victoria Racing Club organizes this 3200 meter race on the first Tuesday of November. The event starts at 3:00 p.m. and locals call it “the race that stops the nation.” The central aspect of this race is that 24 horses are over three years old. The biggest prize is over $6 million.

The Melbourne Cup 2022

This year the Melbourne Cup is held on Tuesday 1 November and is ranked as race 7 on Flemington’s 10 race list. Thus, on November 1, there will be ten races during the day. Each race is followed by a 40 minute break, with a long break before the Melbourne Cup.

However, these times can always be changed as any race can be affected by other unforeseen events such as accidents or animal welfare. So, if you are a fan of horse racing, this competition is likely to fascinate you.

FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup

FIBA is considered the version of FIFA for basketball teams. This tournament has been held every year since 1970. However, the women’s tournament is held every four years, and both tournaments are held in the same country this year.

This year’s edition of the FIBA ​​Women’s Basketball World Cup is the 19th competition in FIBA’s premier international tournament dedicated to women’s national basketball teams. This editing will take place in Sydney, Australia, and the current dates are set between September 22 and October 1.

Presidents Cup

Presidents Cup

The Presidents Cup is a men’s golf match tournament between two different teams – one team represents the United States and another team, called the international team, which represents the rest of the world, excluding Europe . However, Europe does not participate in the Presidents Cup, but there is another competition organized specifically between Europe and the United States, called the Ryder Cup, which is very similar.

The first edition of the President’s Cup took place in 1994 and is organized every two years. Postponed from 2021, this year’s edition of the Presidents Cup is being held at the Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina on September 19-25.

Can you predict the results?

As this year is not over, and there are several sporting events to come, bets can quickly become part of the anticipation of matches. However, if you’re looking forward to these events, you might be wondering if your favorites will take the top spot. Players should be aware of the many differences between online gambling platforms and a list similar to Casinobonusca should be consulted before choosing a casino or bookmaker.

2022 is not over yet

Sports competitions are always among the most anticipated events of the year, which is not surprising. These competitions have always received a lot of attention as they bring together the best players or teams in a match or tournament, so the public will be delighted to see the greatest players in the world prove who deserves the ultimate title. No wonder so many fans trust their picks and invest their resources in the outcome.

Football-New Chelsea manager Potter ‘impressed’ with club ownership

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Graham Potter said the vision presented by Chelsea’s new owner convinced him to take charge of the London club, adding it was the start of a “really exciting time” for Chelsea. Potter was confirmed as Chelsea manager on Thursday to replace Thomas Tuchel, who was sacked just three months after a consortium led by American Todd Boehly completed a £4.25 billion takeover of the club (4 .86 billion dollars).

“It’s the start of a really exciting time, I think,” Potter said in an interview on the club’s website published on Monday. “(I spoke with) the new owner who really, really excited and impressed me. “First of all as people, then the vision of the club and what they wanted to do. Of course, the history of the club speaks for itself, but it’s about trying to recreate it in our own way.

“A bit of sadness, of course, leaving a few good people but very, very happy and excited to meet new people. So a whole range of emotions, but overall I have to say really happy and very proud.” The 47-year-old, who spent time with Sweden’s Ostersund and Swansea City before taking charge of Brighton & Hove Albion, said his move to the six-time English champions was a step up in his career.

“It’s nice to be able to take the next step and be able to work with an exciting group of players that we have here,” Potter said. “And competing at the top and trying to create a winning team, that’s a fantastic opportunity for me.” Potter added that his experiences with Brighton, whom he helped avoid relegation in 2020 and 2021, had made him better as a manager.

“We learned a lot in the Premier League, about how you can handle the ups and downs,” Potter said. “About how you have to take responsibility when things aren’t going well. But I think we can use those experiences very effectively and we’re much stronger, much better for them.”

Chelsea spent an estimated £250m ($287m) in the summer transfer window but are sixth in the league after six games.

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Government seeks fuel supplier – The Royal Gazette

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The government is looking for a bulk fuel supplier, according to a recent request for proposals. (File photo).

The government is seeking parties interested in a contract to supply fuel and upgrade government fuel infrastructure in accordance with a recent request for proposals.

the DP, published online this weeksaid: “The Government of Bermuda wishes to enter into an agreement with suitably qualified bulk fuel suppliers to supply diesel and gasoline to its fleet of vehicles.

“The agreement will run for the next 10 or 15 years, depending on the agreed duration of the contract, and will include improvements to government fuel storage and distribution facilities located around the island.”

According to the notice, potential applicants will be required to attend a mandatory site meeting on October 7.

Participants will begin government careers before progressing to the Department of Marine and Ports on Crow Lane, Hamilton Fire Station, Department of Public Works in Marsh Folly, Bermuda Police Service Headquarters in Prospect, the bus depot at Palmetto Road, the Port Royal Fire Station and Westgate.

The deadline for submission is October 26 at 3 p.m.

Motor racing-Doohan in frame for Alpine F1 seat

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Australian Jack Doohan, son of five-time world motorcycling champion Mick, is a candidate to replace Fernando Alonso at Renault’s Alpine Formula One team, according to managing director Laurent Rossi. The 19-year-old is doing well in his rookie Formula 2 championship season and is a member of the Alpine drivers’ academy.

Rossi told website that Doohan was a consideration, although fourth-placed Alpine would prefer someone more experienced who could score big points immediately. “We believe in him, he’s shown a lot of potential, especially lately – talk about being there at the right time,” Rossi said.

“He’s a great person, he’s fast, his dad is also a champion that I look up to and a person that I look up to. One way or another we’ll try to put him in an F1 at a given time.” Mick Doohan was 500cc world champion, before this category became MotoGP, from 1994 to 1998.

Rossi, however, said Alpine was “once bitten, twice shy” after the recent contract dispute with Australian reserve driver and 2021 Formula 2 champion Oscar Piastri who signed for McLaren for 2023. Alpine had spent a lot to prepare Piastri and had planned to loan him to Williams, in the same way Mercedes did with George Russell.

“We will honor our commitment to all the drivers in our academy, but we are wondering whether to continue or not,” Rossi said. “We are torn. We believe in the value of the system but if we are not protected, is it worth it?… We wonder. It’s a big disappointment. Maybe a big confrontation with reality.”

Experienced French driver and race winner Pierre Gasly is considered Alpine’s first choice to replace two-time world champion Fernando Alonso, who will move to Aston Martin next year, alongside Esteban Ocon. Gasly’s departure from Red Bull-owned AlphaTauri hinges on Red Bull’s permission to sign US IndyCar driver Colton Herta, who doesn’t have enough points for a super-licence and would need clearance FIA special.

Indications from the governing body indicate that they will stick to the rules. “I think if it’s not Colton Herta, then Pierre Gasly will stay and nothing will change,” AlphaTauri boss Franz Tost told reporters.

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Motor racing-Binotto apologizes for comparing Tsunoda to a tsunami

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Ferrari team boss Mattia Binotto apologized on Saturday for causing anger by comparing accident-prone Japanese Formula One driver Yuki Tsunoda to a tsunami.

AlphaTauri’s Tsunoda has received five reprimands in 15 races, as well as eight penalty points on his super license in the last 12 months. Twelve points in a year triggers an automatic racing ban. “I must certainly apologise,” Binotto said after being told by a Japanese reporter during the Italian Grand Prix that the comments after last weekend’s race in the Netherlands had offended Japan.

“It was a mistake to use that word. There was no intention to do anything wrong. I am very close to the victims, which I honestly realize. I think Tsunoda is a pilot fantastic, he’s a great man and we had a good relationship between the two of us. We just called him to make a simple joke, but it’s a bad joke.”

Thousands of people died in Japan when a massive earthquake off its northeast coast in March 2011 triggered a tsunami that swept inland and caused the collapse of the Fukushima nuclear power plant. Tsunoda was caught up in controversy at Zandvoort when he triggered a virtual safety car while stopping on the track, an incident that ultimately helped Red Bull race winner and runaway championship leader Max Verstappen.

The Japanese had first stopped, suspecting a loose wheel, then returned to the pits before being sent back to stop with a differential failure. AlphaTauri is also owned by Red Bull, fueling conspiracy theories and online abuse that have been widely condemned in the sport.

“We had no communication with Red Bull Racing during the race,” AlphaTauri team boss Franz Tost told reporters on Saturday. “Max Verstappen and Red Bull Racing don’t need our help. They win on their own and we need every point for ourselves. It was never scheduled for us to stop the car during the race because Yuki was in a good position to score points.

“We were frustrated ourselves. We could have scored points and this differential failure was absolutely a surprise. We didn’t have this problem before and so I don’t understand the reaction.”

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Football-Bosnia criticized for facing Russia in friendly November

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Bosnia and Herzegovina will face Russia in a friendly match in November, the Bosnian Football Federation announced on its official website on Friday, drawing criticism from Bosnian midfielder Miralem Pjanic and the mayor of Sarajevo.

The match will take place in Saint Petersburg on November 19, a day before the scheduled start of the World Cup in Qatar. Russian national teams have been barred from international competition following Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine, which Moscow calls a “special operation”.

Bosnia failed to qualify for the World Cup. “The decision is not good. I am speechless,” Pjanic was quoted as saying by Bosnian media. “In the National Football Association they know what I think.”

The 32-year-old former Juventus and Barcelona player has made 107 international appearances since his debut in 2008. He now plays for Sharjah FC in the United Arab Emirates. The mayor of Sarajevo, the Bosnian capital, Benjamina Karic, also reacted negatively on social networks to this decision.

“Sarajevo as the city that has been besieged the longest by the aggressors and I as the mayor strongly condemn the National Football Association’s decision to play a friendly match with Russia,” she posted on Twitter. Sarajevo was besieged for 43 months between 1992 and 1995 during the Bosnian war. It was the longest siege in modern European history during the 20th century.

“Unless the decision is overturned, we will stop cooperating with the Football Association, which so far has been successful.” Poland, Sweden and the Czech Republic have all said they will not play their World Cup qualifiers against Russia in March before Russian national teams are banned from international competition.

World football governing body FIFA and European football governing body UEFA decided in February that all Russian teams, whether national or club, would be suspended from participating in competitions. of FIFA and UEFA after the invasion, which Moscow calls a “special military operation”.

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Football-Manchester City Women signs Japanese midfielder Hasegawa

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Japan international Yui Hasegawa has joined Manchester City from West Ham United on a three-year contract, the club announced on Thursday, ahead of the start of the new Women’s Super League season in England. Hasegawa joins City after spending a year at West Ham. She has played 58 times for Japan since her debut in 2017, having represented her country at the World Cup, Asian Cup and Olympics.

The 25-year-old is the first Japanese player to play for Gareth Taylor’s side. Arsenal’s Mana Iwabuchi is the only other Japanese player in the Women’s Super League. “It was a big dream for me to come to Manchester City to play football, so I’m very happy to be here,” she told the club’s website.

“People see me as an attacking player, but I also want to be known for my defense and my unpredictability. I may be small, but I’m strong, and I want to show it.” City suffered a huge late-season upheaval, losing several top players including retired Ellen White, while Lucy Bronze, Georgia Stanway, Caroline Weir and Keira Walsh all left.

The team, who finished third last season, start their new campaign with a home game against Arsenal on Sunday.

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Sporting events in Britain canceled after Queen’s death | Sports

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LONDON (AP) — Several sporting events in Britain have been canceled as a mark of respect after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 on Thursday.

Organizers of the BMW PGA Championship golf event responded to news of the Queen’s death by immediately suspending play, with many players still on the Wentworth course. The course and practice facilities will be closed on Friday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board have said Friday’s match in the second Test between England and South Africa at the Oval will not take place.

Horse racing meetings in Britain were suspended on Thursday evening and Friday, with the governing body wanting to “remember his extraordinary life and contribution to our sport and our nation”.

Domestic rugby matches in England and Scotland were canceled on Thursday and matches will not be played at the weekend either.

Tour of Britain cycling organizers have declared the race over after canceling Friday’s stage as well as two others over the weekend. Gonzalo Serrano, who led after Thursday’s stage, was declared the winner.

The Premier League has paid tribute to the Royal Family, saying it is “deeply saddened” to learn of the Queen’s passing. He did not immediately say whether the matches would take place this weekend.

The English Football League, which manages the three divisions below the Premier League, canceled its matches due to be played on Friday night and said a decision would be made on Friday morning on weekend games after discussions with the UK government and sport at large. .

Manchester United’s Europa League game against Real Sociedad came hours after the Queen’s death was announced. There was a minute’s silence before kick-off at Old Trafford, with both teams wearing black armbands and the stadium flags flown at half-mast as a mark of respect.

There was no pre-match music and the digital billboards around the pitch were turned off.

There has been a minute’s silence in other European matches involving British teams, such as Arsenal, West Ham and Hearts.

The US Tennis Association held a minute’s silence ahead of Thursday night’s first US Open women’s semi-final match – won in straight sets by Ons Jabeur against Caroline Garcia.

“We would like to pause to remember Queen Elizabeth II,” the stadium announcer said. “Our hearts today go out to the people of the UK. Remember to be part of us in a second of silence.

Rafael Nadal offered his “most respectful, sincere and deepest condolences” and former England football player and TV commentator Gary Lineker also tweeted: “Such a terribly sad day. A truly remarkable woman who served her country with dignity, loyalty and grace. always present in the lives of most of us. Rest in peace, Your Majesty.

Brazilian football great Pelé has tweeted his admiration for the queen since meeting him in person in 1968 when he visited the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

“His deeds marked generations,” Pelé wrote. “This legacy will last forever.”

The All England Club, home of the Wimbledon tennis tournament, said the Queen had carried out her duties “with great wisdom, dignity and charm for 70 years”.

The Queen was the Royal Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, who thanked her for “years of service on this deeply sad day”.

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Sporting events in Britain canceled after Queen’s death

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LONDON (AP) — Several sporting events in Britain have been canceled as a mark of respect after Queen Elizabeth II died at the age of 96 on Thursday.

Organizers of the BMW PGA Championship golf event responded to news of the Queen’s death by immediately suspending play, with many players still on the Wentworth course. The course and practice facilities will be closed on Friday.

The England and Wales Cricket Board have said Friday’s match in the second Test between England and South Africa at the Oval will not take place.

Horse racing meetings in Britain were suspended on Thursday evening and Friday, with the governing body wanting to “remember his extraordinary life and contribution to our sport and our nation”.

Domestic rugby matches in England and Scotland were canceled on Thursday and matches will not be played at the weekend either.

Tour of Britain cycling organizers have declared the race over after canceling Friday’s stage as well as two others over the weekend. Gonzalo Serrano, who led after Thursday’s stage, was declared the winner.

The Premier League has paid tribute to the Royal Family, saying it is “deeply saddened” to learn of the Queen’s passing. He did not immediately say whether the matches would take place this weekend.

The English Football League, which manages the three divisions below the Premier League, canceled its matches due to be played on Friday night and said a decision would be made on Friday morning on weekend games after discussions with the UK government and sport at large. .

Manchester United’s Europa League game against Real Sociedad came hours after the Queen’s death was announced. There was a minute’s silence before kick-off at Old Trafford, with both teams wearing black armbands and the stadium flags flown at half-mast as a mark of respect.

There was no pre-match music and the digital billboards around the pitch were turned off.

There has been a minute’s silence in other European matches involving British teams, such as Arsenal, West Ham and Hearts.

The US Tennis Association held a minute’s silence ahead of Thursday night’s first US Open women’s semi-final match – won in straight sets by Ons Jabeur against Caroline Garcia.

“We would like to pause to remember Queen Elizabeth II,” the stadium announcer said. “Our hearts today go out to the people of the UK. Remember to be part of us in a second of silence.

Rafael Nadal offered his “most respectful, sincere and deepest condolences” and former England football player and TV commentator Gary Lineker also tweeted: “Such a terribly sad day. A truly remarkable woman who served her country with dignity, loyalty and grace. always present in the lives of most of us. Rest in peace, Your Majesty.

Brazilian football great Pelé has tweeted his admiration for the queen since meeting him in person in 1968 when he visited the Maracana in Rio de Janeiro.

“His deeds marked generations,” Pelé wrote. “This legacy will last forever.”

The All England Club, home of the Wimbledon tennis tournament, said the Queen had carried out her duties “with great wisdom, dignity and charm for 70 years”.

The Queen was the Royal Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, who thanked her for “years of service on this deeply sad day”.


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Spotlight: organization and marketing of sporting events in Australia

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All the questions

Marketing of sports events

i Types of rights and ownership of rights

Broadcast rights are arguably the most valuable and lucrative rights sports organizations have to generate revenue from a sports league. For example, in December 2021, the ARLC signed a five-year broadcast rights agreement (starting in 2023) with Channel 9 (another free-to-air commercial station), Foxtel and Sky NZ (a New Zealand television station by subscription), which is worth around 2 billion Australian dollars.36

Additionally, Australia has enacted “anti-siphoning” laws, which provide a list of events that must be made available to the general public free of charge.37 This means that in practice, subscription TV providers, such as Foxtel, are prohibited from acquiring the rights to these events, unless a free TV channel also has the rights to broadcast them. Rights not acquired by free channels can then be acquired by subscription television providers. Currently, the list of anti-siphoning events that “should be available to the general public” includes the following:38

  1. every Olympic and Commonwealth Games event;
  2. every Melbourne Cup race;
  3. every match of the Australian Open tennis tournament;
  4. every AFL and NRL game;
  5. every international rugby union Test match and cricket match involving the Australian team; and
  6. every FIFA World Cup match, every FIFA qualifying tournament match involving the Australian team and the English Football Association Cup final.

Recent broadcast issues between Cricket Australia and Channel 7 include proceedings in the Federal Court of Australia alleging breaches arising from the quality of the men’s Big Bash League (BBL). In the claim, Channel 7 argues that its media rights deal with Cricket Australia meant the BBL should have been equal to the Indian Premier League in terms of quality and standard, but fell short in a number of key areas. , notably:

  1. Planning;
  2. the quality of the players;
  3. the amount of the salary cap; and
  4. the absence of auctions for each franchise.

Channel 7 says Cricket Australia should not have scheduled BBL matches in competition with men’s internationals and is seeking compensation in an amount to be determined and the termination of the last two years of its TV rights deal. This case is ongoing.39

Image rights, sponsorship and merchandising are also valuable rights available for exploitation. However, the relatively small size of the Australian market and the fact that many of Australia’s major sports are primarily, if not solely, domestic (e.g. AFL and NRL) or played internationally but among a relatively small number of nations (e.g. cricket and rugby), mean that their value is often limited compared to larger markets in other jurisdictions such as Europe or the United States.

ii Protection of rights

Broadcasting, image rights, sponsorship and merchandising are mainly protected by the contractual provisions in place between the holders and licensees of these rights, but also by legal intellectual property rights. It is mainly the property of:

  1. trade marks registered under the Trade Marks Act 1995 (Cth), in goods such as club names, logos and mascots; and
  2. copyright under the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth), in property such as rule books, recorded images and footage of events, and photographs.

Additionally, rights holders can take steps to protect their brand reputation from misrepresentation through unauthorized use, which falls under the tort of passing off. In this context, deception occurs when a person falsely declares that their property (e.g., merchandise) is the official, sanctioned property of the rights holder (usually the sports organization or sports club), or that they or it is affiliated with proprietary rights. Similarly, action may be taken against individuals who engage in misleading or misleading conduct or who make false or misleading statements through the ACL. In addition, ACL can apply to cases of ambush marketing.

Australia also has several other legislative protections, in addition to laws protecting intellectual property rights that can be used to prevent ambush marketing at sporting events. Legislation has been enacted to regulate the commercial use of images associated with the 2015 Asian Cup, 2015 Cricket World Cup and 2018 Commonwealth Games to restrict the ability of entities that are not official sponsors to use event images or to declare that they are associated with the event.40 Similar legislation prohibits the unauthorized use of images and phrases associated with the Olympic Games.41

In 2016, the Australian Olympic Committee (AOC) brought legal action against Telstra over allegations of ambush marketing. Telstra had entered into an agreement with Channel 7 under which Telstra would sponsor Channel 7’s broadcast of the Olympics and create a mobile application called “Olympics on 7”. Telstra’s advertising campaign later promoted viewing of the Olympics on the Olympics on 7 app, despite the fact that it had no direct association with the Olympics. The AOC alleged that Telstra engaged in deceptive and misleading conduct and made false or misleading statements by stating that it was associated with the Olympics, in violation of the ACL, and engaged in a unlawful use of copyrighted Olympic expressions for commercial purposes in violation of the Olympic Badges Protection Act 1987 (Cth).42 However, the Federal Court of Australia ruled against the AOC and ruled that the Telstra advertisements did not suggest to the reasonable person that Telstra was a sponsor of an Olympic body. The Court held that the law had not been breached if the advertisements had simply created uncertainty as to the nature of Telstra’s association with the Olympics.43 The AOC appealed the decision, but in October 2017 the Full Court of the Federal Court of Australia upheld the trial ruling and agreed that the advertisements did not suggest to a reasonable person that Telstra was a sponsor of organizations and teams associated with the Rio Olympics.44

Spotlight: organization and marketing of sporting events in Hungary

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i Types of rights and ownership of rights

The Sports Act expressly sets out the sports-related rights that can be exploited and defines who owns them. Rights can be divided into three main categories, as shown in the following table.

Sports law Right holder
Event right (i.e. the announcement, organization and conduct of sporting events (championships)), including the licensing of online betting rights, as well as related rights at national team competitions (matches) Sports federation (and clubs in special cases regarding the licensing of online betting rights)
Monetary rights related to the athlete’s sporting activity (such as the athletes’ likeness, name, logo, goodwill and other intangible assets) Athlete or, in the case of a membership or contract with a club, the club where the pecuniary rights of the athlete are automatically transferred to the club
Commercial licensing, transmission, broadcasting and recording of sports activities and sports competitions via television, radio and other electronic means (e.g. Internet) Athlete or, in the case of a membership or contract with a club, the club where the pecuniary rights of the athlete are automatically transferred to the club

No transfer of ownership of the aforementioned rights is possible. Therefore, licensing is the common way to conclude various agreements on the use of sports rights.

ii Protection of rights

Rights holders can, in practice, rely on the following different forms of legal protection.

Media rights

In terms of broadcasting, recording and transmission of sporting events, rights holders can rely on copyright protection. The sports performance itself is not copyrighted, but parts of its broadcast are, as is the broadcast signal. Remedies based on ownership or exclusive use of the site in combination with the terms and conditions when purchasing tickets could physically prevent violators from accessing the sports site. The eventual right is a unique property right and enforceable against any infringer. The significance of broadcast rights infringement has not been significant in practice so far, as the most popular Hungarian sports can be watched on free-to-air TV channels or are freely available

Personal rights

Athletes, clubs and federations can count on the protection of trademarks, copyright, deception and personal rights if their images, logos or other pecuniary or personal rights are violated.

Online betting rights

The licensing of online betting rights is part of event law, and federations and clubs are likely to invoke and enforce this law against online betting service providers if they offer online betting on matches of federations and clubs without their consent.8

The Sports Act and other laws do not provide specific sports-related enforcement procedures for violations. Therefore, stakeholders must assert their rights before a court or an arbitral tribunal. If the relevant rights holder claims damages in tort, they must prove that:

  1. he has suffered damage as a result of the activity of the counterfeiter;
  2. the infringer acted in bad faith; and
  3. there is a causal relationship.

iii Contractual provisions for the exploitation of rights

The Sports Act gives an express definition of sponsorship and merchandising agreements. The use of the athlete’s name or likeness by any sports organization is subject to the prior written consent of the athlete. In practice, sponsorship and merchandising agreements address the scope of image transfer or logos to be licensed, meet and greets, and other public conduct obligations in addition to the usual exclusivity provisions.

The Sports Act expressly regulates the joint sale of media rights. Sports federations, on behalf of clubs and athletes, are authorized to commercially exploit the media rights of the competitions they organize for a specified period and to enter into an agreement or agreements on their exploitation. In return for allowing sports federations to retain the right to exploit media rights, the Sports Act obliges sports federations to pay athletes and clubs an appropriate consideration. The amount of this consideration must be determined in advance and equal to the market value of the broadcasting rights. The further distribution of the money generated by the joint exploitation of media rights must be based on criteria defined in the Sports Act. In practice, most relevant contractual provisions of media rights agreements grant the following:

  1. exclusivity to the licensee (rights, duration, platform and territory);
  2. access to the place;
  3. the quality, supply, distribution and ownership of the signal, content and associated copyrights;
  4. dissemination and sub-licensing of created content;
  5. marketing of sports sites;
  6. the methods of selection of matches by the broadcaster; and
  7. payment or compensation mechanisms for the granting of rights.

In practice, it is important that all rights exploitation agreements take into account the internal relations of sports actors at all levels of the sports pyramid model in order to avoid any conflict between the different licensing agreements.

Spotlight: organization and marketing of sporting events in Switzerland

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Marketing of sports events

i Types of rights and ownership of rights

Swiss law offers a wide variety of commercial rights related to sport. In addition to sponsorship and outreach, event organizers may enter into contractual agreements related to merchandising, hospitality, ticketing and insurance.

The broadcasting of an event can be done in different ways (full event or key moments, broadcast by satellite, cable, internet, etc.). The contracts concluded must therefore always define precisely the rights that the buyer can exploit. This is a particularly sensitive area, as it is subject to constant and rapid technical developments, while broadcasting contracts are often signed several years before the event in question.

The negotiation of broadcasting rights can be done individually, with each interested television channel or with groups of channels, such as the European Broadcasting Union (EBU),80 or even through specialized agents.81

In Switzerland, the Swiss broadcasting company, SSR82 offers a wide variety of free-to-air sporting events. A wider range of sporting events are available on a pay-TV basis from other broadcasters.

Sponsorship allows companies to associate their name with a sport (via its governing bodies), a sporting event, an athlete or a team.83 Under Swiss law, the sponsorship contract is a sui generis contract, or even a mixed contract, which uses elements of several nominative contracts.84 It must therefore be drafted in the clearest and most explicit manner possible in order to minimize the risk of litigation.

Merchandising, hospitality, ticketing and insurance involve a multitude of partners and contractual arrangements.

Within this contractual framework, the intellectual property rights must be suitably secured and transferred.

ii Protection of rightsImage rights

Image rights are part of personality rights and are protected against unlawful infringements by articles 13 of the Cst and 28 and following. of CC. Protection is to some extent limited for athletes, who are considered public figures.

However, any commercialization of image rights requires the consent of the athlete.85 Marketing without consent allows the athlete to seek legal protection from the offending party, including a cease and desist order and to seek damages.86


Swiss copyright law is governed by the Federal Copyright Act (LDA) and its implementing ordinance. It protects the authors of literary, artistic and scientific works and software.87

The author (or the exclusive licensee) has the exclusive right to exploit the work without the need for a specific registration.88 It may invoke copyright infringement in civil or criminal proceedings, or both, except as provided by the LDA.89 In an emergency, interim measures may be requested.90 Damages are calculated in accordance with tort law,91 profit account92 or unjust enrichment.93

Sporting events are in principle not protected by copyright because they do not constitute works within the meaning of the LDA.94 However, recordings of sporting events may be considered works within the meaning of the LDA if they have an individual character.95


The applicable trademark law in Switzerland is the Trademark Protection Act and its related ordinance.

Swiss trademarks can be registered online by filing an application with the Federal Institute of Intellectual Property (IPI).96 An international extension can then be sought from the World Intellectual Property Organization.97

Registration allows the owner to prohibit third parties from using similar marks for similar goods or services and to preserve his rights in the event of unauthorized use of a mark in the context of civil or criminal proceedings. , or both.98

Trademarks are generally used to designate specific sporting competitions and events.

Clarksville Riverfest Returns September 9-10 – Clarksville Online

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Clarksville, TN – The 33rd Annual Riverfest hosted by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department takes place Friday, September 9 from 5:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. and Saturday, September 10 from 11:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Riverfest takes place along the banks of the Cumberland River at McGregor Park.

Come celebrate the cultural diversity of Clarksville through music, local food, drink, shopping and recreational activities for the whole family.

Riverfest is Clarksville’s longest running community festival and attracts over 30,000 people to the banks of the Cumberland River. Entrance and festival activities are free and open to the public.

Riverfest is a two-day music and culture festival that features both stages of local and national artists, delicious food and fun for the whole family.

McGregor Park is located at 640 North Riverside Drive.

Dragon Boat Race

Dragon Boat Race
Dragon Boat Race

The dragon boat races will take place at Riverfest on Saturday, September 10. The 46-foot long dragon boats can hold 20 paddlers, 1 paddler and 1 coxswain (provided)!

Two dragon boats will come out every hour to simulate a race on a 200 meter stretch of the Cumberland River in front of Riverfest! The heats will take place at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. with a break at 1:00 p.m. for the cardboard boat regatta.

Cardboard Boat Regatta

Riverfest Cardboard Boat Regatta
Riverfest Cardboard Boat Regatta

The traditional Riverfest Cardboard Boat Regatta is back and will take place on Saturday, September 10, 2022 at the McGregor Park boat launch on the Cumberland River. Between rounds of the Dragon Boat Race, participants will race their boats for 100 yards to compete for the fastest time in each division.

This event is just as fun to watch as it is to race.

Check-in begins at 11:30 a.m. and races start at 1:00 p.m.


F2CON, powered by CDE Lightband, is back and better than ever for its third year! Mark your calendars to join us over Riverfest weekend for two glorious days of intense competition, casual games and fun for all ages. With CDE Lightband’s super-fast gigabit internet, you won’t have to worry about lag as you make your way to the main stage!

F2CON is packed with entertainment ranging from retro games to live competitions. With 2 days of tournaments for all skill levels, fun activities and vendors; There really is something for everyone.

F2CON will feature 14 tournaments with a $10,000 pot bonus across various titles like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Street Fighter V, Super Bros SMASH Ultimate, and more.

We also have something for the occasional competitor! Compete in open play events like Fortnite, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate 2v2 and Rocket League!

F2Con will be held at the Wilma Rudolph Event Center, located at 8 Champion’s Way, on September 9-10.

Musical programming

Friday, September 9, 2022

Bud Light Seltzer Stadium

Time Interpreter
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Lillicat
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Herchel Bailey
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Water Choir
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. The seductive band

Friday, September 9, 2022

Stage of the real estate of the cordon bleu

Time Interpreter
5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. JD Shelburne
6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. Awake
7:45 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Tina Brown
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Consumed by fire

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Bud Light Seltzer Stadium

Time Interpreter
11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Michael RixRicks
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Can’t relate
1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. To be determined
2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. Jason Lee McKinney
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Friday night rush
4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. Britt Dignan
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Kodigoz
6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. Wandering Nova
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Ivey
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. Radio Generation

Saturday, September 10, 2022

Stage of the real estate of the cordon bleu

Time Interpreter
11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Clarksville Adult Colorguard
11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. Natalie’s Dance Network
12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. Casting and Crown
1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Ainsley Costello
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Therese Guidry
3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. The Shakers Clarksville Nude
4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Harold Dawson
5:45 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Odiss Kohn
7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A gypsy soul
8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. DJ Prior
9:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m. texas hill

About Riverfest

Riverfest is all about bringing the Clarksville community together and building camaraderie among neighbors. We create an atmosphere that celebrates and showcases our city’s cultural diversity through music, local food, drink, shopping and recreational activities for the whole family.

Riverfest is Clarksville’s longest running community festival and attracts over 30,000 people to the banks of the Cumberland River. The 33rd annual festival will take place September 9-10, 2022. Admission to Riverfest is free and open to the public.

For more information, visit

Launch of the sports application Jagananna; Byreddy Siddarth Reddy explains the benefits

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08-09-2022 Thu 15:55

Byreddy Siddharth Reddy, Leader of YSRCP and Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Sports Authority (SAAP), presented Jagananna Sports app. Minister RK Roja, representatives of the sports department were also present during the official unveiling of the sports app at the PA secretariat.

Speaking at the event, Byreddy Siddharth Reddy said Jagananna’s sports app aims to inspire and develop every gifted athlete in the state into a winner. The SAAP President mentioned that the features of the app enable the collection of player information and the government can sometimes offer incentives and other information to support sports enthusiasts. He mentioned that Jagananna sports clubs would be created to help athletes and advised players to use this app to compete at national and international levels.

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Sports News Roundup: Depressed Kyrgios feels like he ‘failed’ US Open; Giggs will face a new trial for assault and other charges

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

French rugby union president Laporte goes on trial over sponsorship deal

Three of France’s most prominent rugby figures went on trial on Wednesday, charged with offenses relating to suspicious commercial deals, shedding light on how the sport is run in the country a year before it hosts the Cup of the world. The president of the national federation, Bernard Laporte, and the owner of the first division club of Montpellier, Mohed Altrad, are accused of influence peddling in connection with the sponsorship of the national team.

Man accused of doping at Olympics says new US law is unconstitutional

The first person ever charged under a new US law allowing prosecutors to target doping in international sports competitions argues the law is unconstitutional, in a bid to persuade a judge to dismiss the charges against him. Eric Lira, who was arrested in January for distributing performance-enhancing drugs, including human growth hormone, to athletes at the Tokyo Olympics, argued in a filing late Tuesday that Rodchenkov’s 2020 law wrongly relies on rules established by the United Nations and the world. Anti-Doping Agency.

Tennis-dejected Kyrgios feels like he’s ‘failed’ at US Open

Nick Kyrgios said winning is the only thing that matters at a Grand Slam and he was “devastated” by his five-set loss to Karen Khachanov in the US Open quarter-final on Tuesday. The Aussie took on Khachanov but didn’t do enough to counter the Russian’s punishing serve as he fell 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-7(3) 6-4 to end his bid for a first slamming Grand Title.

Golf-Spieth and Morikawa among six captain’s picks for US Presidents Cup squad

Great champions Jordan Spieth and Collin Morikawa were among six captain’s picks named Wednesday to the United States Presidents Cup squad who will be big favorites in two weeks against an international team hit by a surge of LIV defectors Golf. In addition to Spieth and Morikawa, USA captain Davis Love III completed his 12-man squad by naming Max Homa, Billy Horschel, Kevin Kisner and Cameron Young to the squad.

Soccer-Giggs will face a new trial for assault

Former Manchester United football player Ryan Giggs will face a retrial next year, a British judge ruled on Wednesday, after a jury was unable to rule on the charges regarding his girlfriend at the time. Giggs, 48, has been charged with causing actual bodily harm to Kate Greville as well as controlling and coercive behavior. He also faced a charge of common assault against Greville’s sister, Emma.

Football-Chelsea sack Tuchel after Champions League loss to Zagreb

Chelsea sacked coach Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday a day after his side lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener. The Premier League club have confirmed on their website that they have parted ways with the German manager who guided Chelsea to Champions League glory in their first season.

Cycling-Uran wins stage 17 of the Vuelta in a close final, Evenepoel retains the lead

Rigoberto Uran held off Quentin Pacher and Jesus Herrada in a thrilling sprint to win Stage 17 of the Vuelta a Espana on Wednesday as overall leader Remco Evenepoel maintained his advantage and closed in on a maiden Grand title Round. Cofidis’ Herrada looked set to claim victory with less than a kilometer to go before EF Education-EasyPost’s Uran chased him with 200m to go to take his first Grand Tour stage victory since 2017.

Tennis-Khachanov overthrows Kyrgios to reach US Open semis

Karen Khachanov beat Nick Kyrgios 7-5 4-6 7-5 6-7(3) 6-4 at the US Open on Tuesday to reach the semifinals of a Grand Slam tournament for the first time. Russian Khachanov, seeded 27th, fired an irreversible serve on match point to seal victory over the Australian, who had knocked out world number one Daniil Medvedev in the previous round.

NFL-Bills ranked Super Bowl favorites, Brady back for more

The Buffalo Bills will begin their quest for a long-awaited Super Bowl when they face the defending champion Los Angeles Rams on Thursday in the first game of an NFL season that could be the last for the decorated quarterback. of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tom Brady. Buffalo, which lost four straight Super Bowls in the early 1990s, has deadly passer Josh Allen leading a dynamic offense that can strike fear into defenses and has been named the early favorite to win it all this season. .

The recent and turbulent managerial history of Soccer-Chelsea

Chelsea have a new owner, but the ruthless strategy employed by former owner Roman Abramovich when it comes to hiring and firing managers appears to have remained at Stamford Bridge. Just over three months after a consortium led by American Todd Boehly completed the takeover of Chelsea for 4.25 billion pounds ($4.86 billion), Thomas Tuchel has been fired.

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Mattress Mack launches new sports website covering Houston and Louisiana teams

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More like Media Mack.

Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale officially enters the sports journalism space with the launch of, a news site covering “all things sports in Texas and Louisiana.” Contributors to the site include former Houston Chronicle staffers John McClain, Richard Justice and John P. Lopez, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Matt Young.

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McInvgale told Young that the site will eventually be joined by a Gallery Gaming site focused on sports betting news and information, all of which aim to direct readers to Gallery Furniture stores.

“I have always had an interest in sport and my son [James] and I love content that will drive customers to Gallery Furniture,” McIngvale told Young. “We thought sports were a perfect way to connect with our customers and with all sports fans in Houston.

McIngvale’s reputation as a sports fan and avid gamer precedes him in Houston. Gallery Furniture owner’s local store promotions almost always revolve around the biggest sporting events of the year. Earlier this year, Gallery Furniture offered to refund money to customers who spent $3,000 or more on a reclining mattress or furniture if the Cincinnati Bengals beat the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LVI. Mack himself bet $4.5 million on the Bengals win, the largest mobile bet ever on the Caesar Sportsbook app.

The Bengals lost, of course, and the result capped a series of bad beats that saw the furniture mogul lose more than $15 million in sports betting in five weeks. With Gallery Sports, McIngvale told Young the goal was not to make money, but to promote and market his furniture.

“We’re not concerned about revenue right now, more concerned about eyeballs,” McIngvale said. “My business philosophy is always, ‘Will customers miss us if we go bankrupt tomorrow?'”

McIngvale’s Gallery Sports is free to visitors and currently features articles on college football’s Week 2 storylines and the Houston Texans’ dedication to trusting the process. The Gallery Furniture owner has placed at least $6 million on the Astros to win the 2022 World Series.

Homes in Devonshire are losing power – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: Sep 07, 2022 09:24

Outage: A palm leaf got tangled in power lines (Facebook photo)

Hundreds of homes across Devonshire were in the dark last night after a widespread blackout just after 6pm.

The power company’s website reported that 350 customers had lost power.

A Belco spokesman said the power outage was caused by a palm leaf becoming tangled with a line.

He said a similar issue also caused an outage on Monday.

A post on the company’s Facebook page yesterday said: ‘We are aware of an outage affecting a significant number of our customers in the parish of Devonshire.

“A palm leaf got tangled in power lines.

“Our team is on site working to restore power as quickly and safely as possible.”

He added: “If you are in the area, please exercise caution when driving or passing our work crews as your safety and that of our crew is of the utmost importance.

“We thank you for your patience as we work to restore your power.”

The blackout covered an area from Ocean View Golf Course and Parsons Lane, south along the parish boundaries to Tee Street and the South Rim.

It stretched south from Loyal Hill to Devonshire Bay.

No faults have been listed on Belco’s website this morning.

• UPDATE: This story has been updated to provide additional information from Belco.

Chelsea FC part ways with head coach Thomas Tuchel

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Chelsea Football Club announced on Wednesday that they have parted ways with head coach Thomas Tuchel. “Chelsea Football Club has parted ways with head coach Thomas Tuchel today. On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the club would like to express their gratitude to Thomas and his team for all their hard work during their stay at the club. Thomas deservedly a place in Chelsea history having won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup during his time here,” the club said in an official statement on their website.

“As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the club and continue their hard work to take the club forward, the new owners believe now is the right time to make this transition,” added the club in its press release. The Chelsea coaching staff will support the squad in training and preparing for our upcoming games as the club moves quickly to appoint a new head coach.

There will be no further comment until a new head coach is appointed. Tuchel joined the club last January. He was the first-ever German to be appointed Chelsea head coach and came to the club after guiding Paris Saint-Germain Football Club, a French club to four major titles and a Champions League final.

During his time at Chelsea, he won the 2020-21 UEFA Champions League, the 2021 UEFA Super Cup and the 2021 FIFA Club World Cup. His team also finished runners-up in the FA Cup in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. Also in the 2021-22 EFL Cup, his team finished second. In the current 2022-23 Premier League season, Chelsea are number six with 10 points to their name. They have won three of their first six games, lost two and drawn.

Their next game in the League is against Fulham on Saturday. (ANI)

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Football-Chelsea sack Tuchel after Champions League loss to Zagreb

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Chelsea sacked coach Thomas Tuchel on Wednesday a day after his side lost 1-0 to Dinamo Zagreb in their Champions League opener. The Premier League club have confirmed on their website that they have parted ways with the German manager who guided Chelsea to Champions League glory in their first season.

“On behalf of everyone at Chelsea FC, the club would like to express their gratitude to Thomas and his team for all their hard work during their time at the club,” the club said. “Thomas will rightfully have a place in Chelsea history having won the Champions League, Super Cup and Club World Cup in his time here.”

While Chelsea haven’t started the season particularly well, having lost two of their first six Premier League games, Tuchel’s exit is still a surprising move. He made an instant impact replacing Frank Lampard in January 2021, reviving the team’s Premier League season and taking them to the Champions League final where they beat Manchester City.

Under Tuchel, Chelsea also won the UEFA Super Cup and the FIFA Club World Cup last season. Chelsea finished third in the Premier League last season as their expected challenge to Manchester City and domestic dominance from Liverpool failed to materialise.

They also reached the FA Cup and League Cup finals, losing to Liverpool on penalties each time. Tuchel, former manager of Paris St Germain and Borussia Dortmund, is the first managerial victim since new American owner Todd Boehly took over the club.

“As the new ownership group reaches 100 days since taking over the club and continues its hard work to move the club forward, the new owners believe now is the right time to make this transition,” the statement read. . The club’s fans were familiar with the sackings of managers during the long reign of former owner, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich, but Tuchel’s departure after 99 games in charge of the club was unexpected.

Although there have been signs of stagnation, Chelsea have won just seven of their last 16 Premier League matches. Attention will now turn to Tuchel’s successor with former Tottenham Hotspur and PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino a likely target for the west Londoners.

“Chelsea’s coaching staff will support the team in training and preparing for our upcoming matches as the club moves quickly to appoint a new head coach,” the club said. “There will be no further comment until a new head coach is appointed.”

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Why Mattress Mack Launched Her Own Sports Website in Houston

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Jim “Mattress Mack” McIngvale made his money in the furniture and mattress business, but the owner of Gallery Furniture is equally big on Houston’s sports scene. That’s why he thinks it’s only natural to put his money and his name behind a new website dedicated to Houston sports content.

“I’ve always had an interest in sports and my son (James) and I love content that will drive customers to Gallery Furniture,” McIngvale said Tuesday. “We thought sports were a perfect way to connect with our customers and with all sports fans in Houston.”

McIngvale has made big news in recent years with his multi-million dollar bets on major sporting events – including the more than $40 million he must raise if the Astros win this year’s World Series – and it plans to launch a second site – Gallery Gaming – which will focus on sports betting.

“It will be a separate site with content talking about different ratings, scenarios and some of the crazy things I do,” McIngvale said.

On his main sports site, McIngvale enlisted the help of former Houston Chronicle writers, including John McClain, Richard Justice and John P. Lopez.

“I’ve read them in the Houston Chronicle for 40 years and think they’re great writers, so I think this is a great opportunity for them to write and a great opportunity for them to give our clients informative analysis. on their favorite teams,” McIngvale said.

The site is free to readers and so far has only one ad – for Gallery Furniture, of course.

“We’re not concerned about revenue right now, more concerned about eyeballs,” McIngvale said. “My business philosophy is always: Would customers miss us if we went bankrupt tomorrow? So, the site would be a success if it gave readers insightful content about their teams and they enjoyed reading it every day.

OwnersBox launches daily fantasy sports games in Pennsylvania | Sports

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OwnersBox, an emerging North American paid fantasy sports operator, is proud to announce that its daily fantasy sports games are now available to users in Pennsylvania.

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OwnersBox launches daily fantasy sports games in Pennsylvania | NFL

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TORONTO – September 6, 2022 – ( )

OwnersBox, an emerging North American paid fantasy sports operator, is proud to announce that its daily fantasy sports games are now available to users in Pennsylvania.

The Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board (PGCB) issued OwnersBox a five-year fantasy contest operator license after a months-long process that involved extensive background checks of key employees, finances, policies, responsible gaming , client verification and separate player funds.

OwnersBox co-founder and CEO Brian Kipp says Pennsylvania is a key market for his current expansion plans. “Pennsylvanians are some of the most dedicated and passionate sports fans in the country. We are thrilled to be able to offer something new to AP-based DFS users and are excited to add a top-six market to as we expand our availability.”

OwnersBox recently launched its DFS SuperFlex Salary Cap NFL Week 1 slate and introduced an exciting new fantasy sports product called Lightning Lineups. Pennsylvania-based players will be able to participate on the OwnersBox platform starting August 18.

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The sports event ticket market could see a big move

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Sports Event Tickets Market

Latest published study on Global Sports Event Tickets Market by AMA Research assesses market size, trend and forecast till 2027. Sports Events Tickets Market study covers important research data and proves it to be a handy reference document for managers, analysts and industry experts. and other key people to have access-ready and self-analyzed study to help understand market trends, growth drivers, upcoming opportunities and challenges and about competitors.

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Stubhub (US), Seat Geek (US), Ticketmaster (US), Razorgator (US), Ace Ticket (US), AXS Group LLC (US), Bookmyshow (India) , Ticket City (US), Vivid Seats LLC (US) and Ticketnetwork (US).

The increasing growth of the sports industry leads to the strong growth in ticket sales for sporting events. Sports are popular among the whole generation. All over the world, people practiced different types of sports. People haven’t bothered to pay more money to watch their favorite sports player on a field or at sporting events. Football, cricket, NBA and many other games are popular among young people. Tickets for sporting events are sold at different rates depending on the seating arrangement for an audience. People buy tickets for sports events from various venues or physically from the particular related sports stadium.

Market factors
Increase in the popularity of sport among all generations of people
Growing number of sports fans

Growing digital infrastructure
Increase the growth of the sports industry

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Market leaders and their expansionist development strategies
28 April 2022, Ticketmaster Sport is delighted to announce that it has been appointed as the club’s new ticketing partner, providing sports ticketing technology solutions and a range of complementary services including marketing support as part of the agreement Premiership Rugby league-wide with the industry’s leading company. Seasonal Saracens members will be the first to experience a transformed ticketing website for the 2022/23 season membership renewal process and all supporters will benefit from a frictionless digital ticket purchasing process, ensuring the best possible experience before, during and after the event since the start of the 2022 Gallagher Premiership Season when matches are announced in July.

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The Middle East and Africa (South Africa, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Egypt, etc.)
North America (United States, Mexico and Canada)
South America (Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, etc.)
Europe (Turkey, Spain, Turkey, Netherlands Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Russia UK, Italy, France, etc.)
Asia-Pacific (Taiwan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Vietnam, China, Malaysia, Japan, Philippines, Korea, Thailand, India, Indonesia and Australia).

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Impact analysis of COVID-19 on the sports event ticket market
Sporting Event Ticket Capacity, Production, Revenue (Value) by Region (2021-2027)
Sports Event Ticket Supply (Production), Consumption, Export, Import by Region (2021-2027)
Sports Event Ticket Production, Revenue (Value), Price Trend by Type
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Sports Event Tickets Manufacturers Profiles/Analysis Sports Event Tickets Manufacturing Cost Analysis, Industry/Supply Chain Analysis, Sourcing Strategy & Downstream Buyers, Marketing
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The Beatles vs. the Stones Rock Downtown @ Sundown – Clarksville Online

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Clarksville, TN – Last Friday at Downtown @ Sundown was an unforgettable experience. The Beatles’ greatest hits against the Stones was an amazing performance.

Only one thing could make this night even better. It’s…finding out “which group is the best!”.

The Beatles versus the Rolling Stones played the greatest hits from ‘Can’t Buy Me Love’ to ‘Time Is On My Side’ to have the crowd cheering and wanting more!

Satisfaction the Rolling Stones tribute band performing at Downtown @ Sundown.  (Brooklyn Kent, Clarksville online)
Satisfaction the Rolling Stones tribute band performing at Downtown @ Sundown. (Brooklyn Kent, Clarksville online)

Along with the performance there were amazing potato, burger and taco based food options (Tater Headz, Burgasm, Kadi’s Tacos etc).

Of course, you must end the evening with incredible desserts from Heather’s Homemade Icecream, Kona Ice and TN Kettle Corn.

With three more shows left for the Downtown Commons event planner this year, Elizabeth Quinton says her favorite experience is “to see so many happy people and everyone connecting.”

If you weren’t already a fan of either band, Friday night’s performances would have definitely changed your mind.

From the costumes to the mannerisms, the performance was overall very nostalgic!

Seeing the audience twitch and scream and see the performer’s best Mick Jagger was truly a great way to ring in Labor Day weekend!

Be sure to catch the last three Downtown @ Sundown shows before this year’s performances are all over!!

The next shows in the Downtown @ Sundown concert series will be on September 16 with Tyler Booth, October 7 with Kat & Alex / Frank Ray and Rock United will close the series this year on October 21.

The Downtown Commons is located at 215 Legion Street.

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Iranian sports website claims Carlos Queiroz is returning to Iran this week

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This week, the sports periodical Iran Varzeshi (Iran Sport) “announced” that Mehdi Taj, the newly re-elected president of the Iranian Football Federation, and Carlos Queiroz, the former manager of the Iranian national team from 2011 to 2019, reached an agreement on Queiroz’s return to Iran. In a video call, Iran Varzeshi claimed the pair had set a date for Queiroz to return to Team Melli – no later than the end of this week – and agreed on a contract value of 900,000 $ (the conditions were not mentioned).

This dramatic turn of events comes less than 80 days before Iran take part in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. This follows a period of internal Federation chaos and fallout among star players over the future of current coach Dragan Skočić. The latter still seems to be in progress: on several occasions in recent days, the vice-president of the Federation, Mehdi Mohammadnabi, has publicly denied that Skočić is replaced before the tournament. So, who is right ?

Assessing the veracity of Iran Varzeshi’s report

A report of this gravity appearing in Iran Varzeshi is significant because of the publication’s close relationship with Mehdi Taj. He backed him through the final year of his previous term as Football Association boss, when he was accused of fraud, wasting Federation funds and irregular procurement in a series of public blunders.

Ali Javadi, the current editor-in-chief of Iran Varzeshi, is a relative of Ali Larijani, an influential former speaker of the Iranian parliament who was previously the head of the Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting. Under his leadership, Larijani was appointed to head the sports divisions of several public television stations.

He then became editor of Khabar Varzeshi (Sports News) and the sports page of the major national newspaper Jam-e Jam. As such, he has a long pedigree in regime-aligned sports reporting, but also in sticking the knife in perceived adversaries.

In 2018, in a report published on the front page of Jam-e Jam under his byline, Javadi accused Mehdi Rostampour – a freelance sports journalist living in Europe – of “abducting” Iranian emigrant athletes by choice due to the suffocating politicization Sport. in Iran. Furthermore, he claimed that Rostampour was responsible for luring sports commentator Mazdak Mirzaei away from Iran; Mirzaei had moved to the UK in the summer of 2019 to take up a job with Iran International.

Then, still in 2018, Javadi was appointed director of public relations at the Football Federation, by decision of Mehdi Taj. He was reportedly one of Taj’s closest allies in the Federation and apparently retained an advisory position after Taj’s stormy first term as president ended.

All of this suggests that Iran Varzeshi would be the first to know if there had been a decision made behind closed doors, something Taj is already known to do. On the other hand, the publication may have intentionally jumped the gun in order to pressure Skočić to resign. Regardless, the report was cited by Iranian state media and some international sports news websites, all before an official announcement from the Federation, Team Melli or Queiroz himself. same.

How many?

In its Monday report, Iran Varzeshi estimated the value of Carlos Queiroz’s new contract at $900,000. However, the agreed duration was not specified. The Qatar World Cup is scheduled to take place from November 20 to December 18, but one of the other most important competitions for Iran is scheduled six months later: namely the Asian Cup, from June 16 to December 23. July 2023.

Queiroz, a former Manchester United assistant and Real Madrid manager, has previously rejected the idea of ​​being selected for competitions like the Asian Cup. Earlier this year, he rejected an invitation from Iraqi football bosses to take over the management of their team after a World Cup exit, saying: “I prefer not to waste my time on continental competitions.”

Some Iranian media yesterday suggested this meant the $900,000 would only cover the period until the end of the World Cup, meaning its annual value would have amounted to more than $4 million. Iran Varzeshi had claimed that Queiroz was giving Taj, who is used to making disastrous contracts with managers without board approval, a “special discount” for his presence in Iran. Again, Queiroz has yet to say anything publicly about this.

Vice President’s Refusal

Mehdi Taj was re-elected last Tuesday on a single campaign: if he were president again, he promised, he would bring Carlos Queiroz back to Iran. In recent days, however, he declined to comment further on the matter.

Meanwhile, its vice-president Mehdi Mohammadnabi has said the exact opposite, telling Iranian media twice that Dragan Skočić would indeed still be in charge for the World Cup.

The likely reason for the denial is the heavy penalties imposed on an already cash-strapped Federation – its Tehran headquarters was seized last May by the state pension provider over money owed due of the last complicated contract with former head coach Marc Wilmots – is likely to incur if the Croatian coach’s contract is terminated before the hour.

Indeed, according to FIFA rules, federations do not have the right to negotiate with other potential coaches before terminating an ongoing contract. Taj’s intention must be to secretly reach an agreement with Queiroz and then move forward to terminate the contract with Skočić – or else commit a breach on the eve of the World Cup.

On the contrary, Iran Varzeshi’s report will strengthen Dragan Skočić’s hand in the event of a future conflict. In the background, its other likely effect will be to disorient and further divide the players and Skočić himself, after months of turmoil, and ahead of one of the most important tournaments of their entire career to date.

Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market

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The most recent research report on the Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games market grants stakeholders a firm foothold in this business space by highlighting its growth route from 2022 to 2028 by offering a comprehensive review of previous milestones. Besides that, the report's estimates are determined and endorsed by specialists using established research methodologies. Aside from solid information drawn from a wide assortment of reliable sources, it also contains a collection of procedures for attracting investment through captivating market strategies.

The document illustrates the possible influences on the industry's net revenue graph in the years ahead. It also identifies market dynamics and obstacles, as well as strategies for limiting their consequences. In addition, it explores market verticals to determine the landscape's horizons.

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Product range: Individual Virtual Reality Games and Multi-player Online Virtual Reality Games 

  • Historical data and estimates regarding the growth rate, pay scale and market share for each product line are listed in the report.

Application spectrum: Smartphones, computer, console, by region, North America, USA, Canada, Europe, Germany, France, UK, Italy, Russia and Nordic countries

  • Information is collected about the forecast product demand, growth rate and revenue share of each application for the forecast period.

Regional bifurcation: North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, Middle East and Africa, Southeast Asia

  • The sales and earnings accrued by each region along with its projected CAGR are mentioned in the study.

Competitive Landscape Summary

Noteworthy companies exemplifying competitive forces in the Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games market are SIE Japan Studio Beat Games Neat Corporation Impulse Gear Zoink Valve Schell Games Owlchemy Labs Steel Crate Games. Revenues, pricing policies, earnings, business strategies and market portfolio are used to emphasize business operations. Accordingly, the research focuses on how manufacturers can contain their expenses within the specified time frames by engaging in product advancements, R&D, expanded coverage, and successive mergers and acquisitions.

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From the Olympics to the Commonwealth: why major sporting events can have a lasting positive impact

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  • Large-scale sporting events have the potential to bring people together and improve their mental and physical health long after they have ended.

  • The spirit of 2012 continues the volunteerism and social impact created by the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
  • By integrating legacy planning into bid planning for sporting events, events can endure long after the final whistle has blown.

wednesday 29e August 2012 is a date etched forever in my memory. I sat in the Athletes’ Village, huddled around a TV with my teammates watching the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. At the time, I barely registered the enormity of the competition at the second biggest sporting event in the world, watched by millions online and in person.

Much was at stake beyond the playing field, there were high ambitions to challenge perceptions of disability and some perhaps misplaced ideas at the time around ‘inspiration’. However, I was focused on my swimming, controlling my tense nerves and doing my best to deliver results for my team, my friends, my family and the nation who watched with excitement.

How do you deliver something positive beyond a sporting event?

We all enjoy the buzz created by concerts, festivals and events with live sport and music, but what happens next? How can you bottle creativity, positivity and shared experience to deliver something positive beyond the events themselves? How do you reach people who may not feel part of an event that happened ten years ago? Given a myriad of global issues, can sporting events be used to bring people together, not just for a moment of happiness, but for longer?

As an Olympic or Paralympic athlete like me, you don’t consider the long-term potential of the Games beyond the big events hosted by different countries every few years. But, a decade later, I have been closely involved in efforts to create wider and lasting benefits from hosting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, while continuing to compete as an athlete. Two years after leaving the London Stadium, I joined the board of an organization designed to continue the volunteerism and social impact created by hosting London 2012.

The legacy of Spirit of 2012

The spirit of 2012 was set up as an independent trust by the UK’s National Lottery Community Fund in 2013. It received an endowment of £47 million to continue and recreate the spirit of pride, community and empowerment of the Games London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Over the past decade, Spirit of 2012 has invested in over 200 projects across the UK, covering volunteering, events, sports, arts and culture. It has collected lessons, evidence and large-scale projects that contribute to improving the well-being, social cohesion and inclusion of people with disabilities.

He also explored how national sporting events can be relevant to cities and rural communities miles away from where they are held and how smaller, locally run events can have a profound impact on community bonds. To date, projects funded by Spirit of 2012 have reached 5.5 million people in the UK. Here are some of our top numbers:

By investing in grant-funded projects across the UK, Spirit of 2012 has extended the impact of sporting events beyond the host city itself. By investing in grant-funded projects across the UK, Spirit of 2012 has extended impact beyond the host city itself. Lessons learned on how to run sporting events ‘right’ have since been taken to other UK cities through other major sporting events, including Hull and Coventry, which have each been awarded the UK Cities of Culture award in 2017 and 2021 respectively.

In addition, the Commonwealth Games, hosted by Glasgow in 2014, had a longer-term impact built into the planning through Fourteen. Fourteen started in Glasgow and has reached fourteen locations across the UK to connect with volunteers from community organizations, ensuring they use the arts, physical activity and events to bring people together to improve their communities. Similarly, the Commonwealth Games just took place in early August in Birmingham, with many longer-term impact events planned in the design, such as Critical massan inclusive dance project for young people.

Sports legacy

Evidence suggests that behavioral change does not automatically follow from hosting a major sporting event, but there are examples of successful longer-term work initially rooted in the events. Spirit of 2012 Funded Get out, be active, for example, a £7.5 million grant to Activity Alliance in the UK. This has succeeded in creating an inclusive approach to physical activity that reaches people with low activity levels, helping them to change their lives – something that inspirational programs linked to many major sporting events often struggle with. to offer.

Volunteerism also has enormous potential to bring communities together and, as volunteers at vaccination centers have proven during the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic over the past two years, they are an essential part of the response. to crises in emergency situations. The London 2012 Gamesmakers who volunteered at the Games were a highlight and engine room of these Games.

And it’s not just the people who benefit who benefit from volunteering. Evidence shows that it can improve the well-being of volunteers and their communities. An example is the Hull Volunteers project, established during Hull UK City of Culture in 2017, volunteers from this project quickly mobilized to support their community during the Covid-19 closures several years after Hull’s City of Culture Year and it turned out is transformed into a thriving and ongoing local volunteer community.

The magic of major sporting events is that they have the potential to create broad and lasting change in their host country, but this is often lost. Following a global pandemic and in the face of conflict, we are in a situation of reduced funding, rising costs of living, food and fuel shortages and the impacts of climate change. It’s hard for a city to justify bidding to host such large, expensive, and “nice to have” mega-events. But with a mandatory requirement to demonstrate the potential for longer-term positive social impact, improved inclusion and accessibility, greener credentials and new accessible sports venues that are repurposed for communities, there is much more justification. strong.

Spirit is a spendthrift charity with a definite purpose, but it has developed a wealth of learning over the past decade that can in some way inform the shape of future sporting events, large and small, to ensure better plan and optimize contributions to public health and social welfare goals. This cannot be a checkbox exercise. It must be a well-thought-out, cross-jurisdictional and cross-sector effort – identifying what a city and country can gain from a sporting event and how this can be incorporated into bid planning. If a so-called “legacy” or “impact” strategy is not a mandatory part of an offer, then it is a lost opportunity.

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Motor racing – Piastri says ‘break in trust’ sparked McLaren move

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Australian Oscar Piastri says a lack of clarity and a “break in trust” with Renault-owned Alpine played a part in his decision to join Formula 1 rival McLaren. McLaren confirmed on Friday during the Dutch Grand Prix at Zandvoort, after winning a contract dispute, which the 21-year-old Alpine reserve rider would race for them next season.

“I felt McLaren was a great opportunity. They were very direct and very keen and enthusiastic to have me,” he told in an interview published on Saturday. “To be completely honest, there was a lack of clarity around my future in the Alpine team.

Piastri won the Formula 2 title last year, having won Formula 3 the previous season, but his progress came to a halt without an available seat in Formula 1. He spent that year at Alpine, who had developed a intense preparation program, but the future was uncertain, with the team discussing a contract extension with two-time world champion Fernando Alonso.

Alonso, who wanted a two-year deal, last month announced his departure to Aston Martin at the end of the season. But Piastri had already signed for McLaren by then, signing a deal on July 4. all the reasons why I felt McLaren was where I was best placed,” said Piastri.

Alpine announced in a statement in August that Piastri would race for them, but the Australian later posted a message on social media to rule him out. He told the website he was disappointed with Alpine’s handling of the situation and said his management had informed the team twice before that he would be leaving.

“It was quite upsetting as the announcement was fake and it also deprived me of the opportunity to say goodbye properly to everyone at Enstone,” he said. Alpine manager Otmar Szafnauer says the team delivered on everything promised in a deal and showed loyalty to the youngster.

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Chelsea youngster Broja signs new contract until 2028

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Chelsea striker Armando Broja has signed a new long-term contract which will keep him at the Premier League club until 2028, the London outfit announced on Friday.

Broja, 20, would have been on the radar for West Ham United, Newcastle United and Everton during the closed season but has committed his future to Chelsea after breaking into the first team in the opening weeks of the new campaign. “I’m at a loss for words just thinking about it. This is the club I’ve dreamed of playing for all my life, the club I support and the club I love,” Broja told https: //www.chelseafc. com/en/news/article/new-contract-for-broja Chelsea’s website.

“I’ve been here since I was a boy, so it’s a surreal feeling for me and my family.” The Albania international spent last season on loan at Southampton, scoring nine goals in 38 games in all competitions. He has made three substitute appearances for Chelsea this season.

Chelsea have also announced the transfer of 28-year-old striker Michy Batshuayi to Turkish club Fenerbahce on a two-year deal with an option of a further 12 months. The Belgian, who was at Besiktas last season in the latest of a series of loans, scored 25 goals in 77 appearances for Chelsea after joining Olympique de Marseille in 2016.

Thomas Tuchel’s Chelsea, languishing in 10th place with seven points from five games, host West Ham United on Saturday.

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English football shows its financial power with 2.2 billion dollars

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A record spending spree by Premier League clubs in the summer transfer market topped the $2.2 billion mark before the window closed on Thursday with Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool and – belatedly – ​​​​Chelsea, all signing players to wrap up their squad overhauls.

The headline on a typically frantic final day of trading was the arrival of Brazilian winger Antony at United from Ajax for $95million, making him the fourth most expensive player in the club. Premier League history and football’s most expensive signing.

This brought United’s total spending in this craziest transfer window to around $240 million – a figure surpassed across Europe by Chelsea, who eventually signed a standout striker in Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang from Barcelona. During the club’s first transfer window in the post-Roman Abramovich era, Chelsea spent $280 million.

Man City’s signing of Swiss centre-back Manuel Akanji for $17.5m looked low-key by comparison, while Liverpool’s only move – signing Brazilian international Arthur Melo on loan from Juventus – was still significant as she strengthened the team’s injured midfielder.

Fueled by revenue from huge global broadcast deals worth around £10bn ($11.8bn) over three seasons, Premier League clubs have returned to pre-pandemic spending levels – and more – to leave the rest of Europe in its wake.

English top-flight clubs spent roughly the same price on players as those in the top leagues of Spain ($500m), Italy ($750m), Germany ($485m) and France (540 million USD) combined, according to calculations by the Transfermarkt site.

Net spending by Premier League teams was $1.35 billion, compared to Italy ($8 million) and Spain ($64 million). In France and Germany, the leagues actually made a profit according to Transfermarkt.

Summarizing the outrageous follies of English clubs was Nottingham Forest’s business since securing a return to the Premier League for the first time since 1999.

Forest signed three players on deadline day to take their total entries through the window to a remarkable 21, at a cost of $160 million. RONALDO REMAINS The future of Cristiano Ronaldo has been a hot topic since the end of last season – the Portuguese star pushed to leave Man United because the team is not in the Champions League – but the five-time world year will stay at Old Trafford, at least until January anyway.

Ronaldo came on as a second-half substitute for United in their 1-0 Premier League win over Leicester on Thursday and manager Erik ten Hag repeated after the game that he was counting on the 37-year-old striker this season.

Antony’s arrival, however, adds further competition in attacking points, with Ronaldo having started just one of United’s five Premier League games.

United’s rebuild under Ten Hag ended with the signing of Slovakia goalkeeper Martin Dubravka on a season-long loan from Newcastle, replacing David De Gea.

BUSY FULHAM Fulham had a busy end to the game, bringing in three forwards and a defender on deadline day.

Former Brazil winger Willian is back in the Premier League after previous spells at Arsenal and Chelsea, while former Man United winger Daniel James has arrived on loan from Leeds.

Brazilian striker Carlos Vinicius has joined Benfica, while Fulham have brought in left-back Layvin Kurzawa on loan from Paris Saint-Germain.

PSG have further reduced their squad by selling Senegal midfielder Idrissa Gueye to former club Everton, who have also signed young striker James Garner from Man United.

A Southampton deadline spree has also resulted in four transfers – including Croatian defender Duje Caleta-Car, who left Champions League qualifiers Marseille for a side that will do well to finish in the first half of the Premier League. League.

Aston Villa have signed Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Wolverhampton.

SOLITAIRE SIGNATURE Leicester chose the last day of the window to make their first and only outside signing of the summer, Wout Faes from French club Reims. Faes filled the vacancy left by Wesley Fofana, who joined Chelsea on Wednesday for 75 million pounds ($87 million).

Leicester’s stingy approach this summer has made the club an outlier in the Premier League and manager Brendan Rodgers grumbled after Thursday’s loss to United – which left his side in last place and without a win – about the failure of the club to strengthen the team. in the summer transfer.

“With the greatest respect,” Rodgers said, “we didn’t get the help in the market that this team needed.” windows – previously amounted to 1.86 billion pounds (2.18 billion USD) in 2017-2018.

This figure was exceeded in this transfer window alone.

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Basketball-Nowitzki’s No. 14 jersey retired by the German national team

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Dirk Nowitzki, widely regarded as one of the greatest foreign-born NBA players of all time, had his international No. 14 jersey retired Thursday by the German Basketball Federation ahead of FIBA’s Opening Day ​​EuroBasket 2022 in Cologne. The immense power forward got his first taste of success at international level when he won a bronze medal with Germany at the 2002 World Cup and a silver medal at the 2005 European Championship, winning the Most Valuable Player trophies from both events.

“It’s a huge honour. I’ve always loved playing for the national team and I’ve always given my all,” Nowitzki, 44, said at the ceremony ahead of Germany’s opener against Germany. France, according to a report published on the FIBA ​​EuroBasket website “Almost the whole team from 2002 is here. It’s important and I thank them for always accepting me as I am. I respect them and all my former teammates. Without them, nothing would have been possible. “

Nowitzki joined the NBA in 1998 from local German club Wurzburg in his hometown before being selected as a first-round pick by the Milwaukee Bucks. He was immediately traded to the Dallas Mavericks and spent a record 21 seasons there, leading them to their only championship in 2011 before retiring in 2019 with 14 NBA All-Star appearances under his belt.

Nowitzki, whose No. 41 Dallas jersey was retired in January, also thanked Mavericks owner Mark Cuban for traveling to Germany to attend the ceremony. “Thank you for coming all this way. It means a lot,” Nowitzki said. “You always supported me by playing every summer. You knew it was important for me to represent my country and I really appreciate that.”

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What to play on Game Pass: Sports games

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Not sure what to play on Game Pass? With literally hundreds of games available on the service in just about every genre imaginable, it can be hard to know where to start. Don’t worry, though. Because we’ve got you covered with these Game Pass recommendations for all you sports fans out there. Here we’ve put together a list of some of the best sports games on Game Pass right now. So step up to the plate and check them out.

Bassmaster Fishing 2022

Bassmaster Fishing 2022 brings the thrill of competitive big bass fishing to Xbox Game Pass with fully licensed content from the Bassmaster series, including amateur to elite events. You can play with or against ten professional Elite Tour anglers at 8 real-world locations. Earn sponsors as you climb the ranks and get closer and closer to becoming the Bassmaster Classic® champion. Or take advantage of the game’s online multiplayer modes (including cross-play modes) and climb the global leaderboards or become a Bassmaster Royale champion.

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Cricket 22 features The Ashes, The Big Bash, The Hundred and a host of other fan-favorite competitions!

EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

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Golf without limits in EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR!

EA Sports UFC 3

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EA SPORTS™ UFC® 3 revolutionizes fighting with Real Player Motion Tech, delivering the smoothest, most responsive fighting motion in the sport.

FIFA 21 Standard Edition

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This double right contains both the Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S versions.

Madden NFL 22

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The 2022 episode of the long-running Madden NFL series hardly disappoints. The last Madden NFL to be released before John Madden passed away, Madden NFL 22 brings several new features and gameplay adjustments, such as in the staff management and skill tree progression system. Madden NFL also features what is considered the greatest Madden cover of all time, starring Tom Brady and Patrick Mahomes. This is only the second time two NFL players have shared coverage for a Madden game.

Matchpoint Tennis Championships

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Matchpoint – Tennis Championships is a modern take on tennis, delivering a realistic on-court experience.

MLB The Show 22

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Each location. Every hit. Every win. Make your mark and own the show in MLB® The Show™ 22.

MotoGP 22

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Engines Running: Give the green light to the most immersive and authentic MotoGP™ gaming experience ever.

NHL 22

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The 31st installment of the premier ice hockey simulation, NHL 22, is the first to use the Frostbite game engine and accompanying next-gen graphics overhaul. The game also features Superstar X-Factors, abilities unique to superstar players. Also new to NHL 22 are improved game animations, including ones for reverse strikes, pass and shot blocks, pick-ups, goalie saves and more. NHL 22 also features women’s national hockey teams, a first for the franchise. The game’s soundtrack features stars such as Machine Gun Kelly, Twenty One Pilots, Imagine Dragons, Jxdn, Volbeat and many more.

Windbreaker 2

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The best flying disc game of all time is back!


And that’s just the cream of sports culture on Game Pass. There are many other sports games worth checking out on the service. It’s no wonder Game Pass is rightfully recognized as the best value in gaming, and it’s good to see the sports genre so well represented. If you don’t already have a Game Pass subscription, you can register here. Learn more about the service on Xbox Game Pass FAQ. And be sure to check out our other “What to Play on Game Pass” articles for more Game Pass recommendations.

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Soccer-City signs Dortmund defender Akanji

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Manchester City have signed Swiss international defender Manuel Akanji on a five-year deal from Borussia Dortmund, the Premier League club announced on Thursday. The 27-year-old, who has 41 caps for his country, is City’s fifth signing during the current window, which ends later on Thursday.

City director of football Txiki Begiristain says Akanji fits the profile of a defender manager Pep Guardiola requires. “We were impressed with his performance during his time at Dortmund, where he has developed into a very good defender and is ready to play in both the Premier League and the Champions League,” he told the site. club website.

“He’s got everything we want in a centre-back. He’s strong, quick, comfortable in possession, has great passing range and he’ll complement the other defenders on this team and our style of play,” he said. -he adds. Akanji began his career at FC Winterthur then in Basel in the Swiss league before joining Dortmund in January 2018, where he played 158 matches.

City did not release the transfer fee, but media had suggested it was between 15-17 million pounds ($17.4m-$19.7m). ($1 = 0.8627 pounds)

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Upcoming cultural/sporting events in Dubai not to be missed from September to October

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The Dubai calendarthe UAE’s official listing platform for the latest upcoming events in the city, highlights some of the most anticipated concerts, sporting events and performances from September to October that you won’t want to miss.

Wild stunts, superstar rappers, witty comedians, Bollywood songs, marathon races, Shakespeare ballet adaptations, sports and more, there’s something for everyone!

Tickets are available at Dubai calendar website and mobile app.

An unforgettable musical palette

The Philippines showcase some of their best talent on September 2 live at the Coca-cola Arena with the Pinoy Piyesta festival, featuring pop star Eric Santos, acclaimed singer Morisette, rapper prodigy KZ Tangan and more.

Bollywood fan? The Coca-cola Arena in Dubai brings you a special concert of Sonu Nigam on September 10, performing a wide variety of some of his greatest hits.

Classical music lovers can look forward to the mesmerizing La Traviataa showcase of Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s finest works in four acts on the Dubai Opera stage on September 13 and 14.

Indian actor, singer, writer Satinder Sartaai makes its Dubai debut on September 17 on The Agenda, bringing its best of the best to dazzle audiences.

The mysterious French-Canadian singer-songwriter Margaux Saved arrives at the Dubai Opera on September 17, performing some of the weirdest and most otherworldly hits from his pop-rock musical project ‘Ghostly Kisses’.

The legendary Michael Jackson returns – in spirit – as part of the The King of Pop Tribute show at Dubai Opera on September 23-24, with a performance honoring the late great star with choreography by Lavelle Smith, the man who led many of MJ’s best performances for years.

Hip-hop superstar 50 Cent arrives in Dubai ready to perform some of his biggest hits such as ‘Get Rich or Die Tryin’ live at the Coca-Cola Arena on September 30 as part of his Green Light Gang World Tour.

Jazz lovers can expect the return of Jazz Classics at the Dubai Opera on October 1, with performances of works by legendary musicians such as Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and many more, performed by Ciaran Fox, Andrea Florez and Naz Holland.

fans of justin bieber have a lot to look forward to on October 8 and 9 as Bieber hits the Coca-Cola Arena as part of his Justice World Tour, performing many of his unforgettable hits.

Pakistan bring some of their best to the Coca-Cola Arena as a host of talented Pakistani stars head to the Coke Studio live October 14.

A special performance by the Arab composer, Iyad Rimawi will honor the Dubai Opera on October 15 with its “A Night at the Dubai Opera” concert.

group of boys Travis will thrill crowds at Dubai Opera on October 17, performing some of the best of the best from their album ‘The Invisible Band’.

english singer Georges Esdraswill grace the Coca-Cola Arena on October 21, delighting audiences with their upbeat and moving songs.

Celebrate Culture

Families can sit together and enjoy Kuwaiti Mawid Ma Maleh troupe, performing on stage at the Dubai World Trade Center from September 2-3.

Looking for laughs? Humorist Jo Koy returns to Dubai on September 3 on the stage at the Coca-Cola Arena, ready to make audiences roar with laughter with his witty style and crazy stories.

A new adaptation of William Shakespeare’s beloved tragic romance Romeo and Juliet sees the classic story told through dazzling ballet at the Dubai Opera from September 9-11, courtesy of the talented State Ballet of Georgia.

For those looking for something less watery and want to get their heart pumping, look no further than the Crusty Demons world domination show September 23, live at the Coca-Cola Arena.

Death-defying stunts and record-breaking acts of madness are the name of the game here, with world champion Rémi Bizouard ready to dazzle the crowd with his double back somersaults.

Footloose the Musical dazzles audiences once again from October 5-8, with special artists from the UK set to relive beloved hits such as “Let’s Hear it For The Boy” and more.

Dance lovers can be swept away by a special show of river dance celebrating their 25th anniversary, performing at the Dubai Opera from October 27-30.

Sporting events for all walks of life

October 1 sees the Wellman Half Marathon event will take place on The Track at Meydan Golf, inviting all ages and families to roam the course in friendly competition.

Those eager to prove their strength can head to the Dubai muscle show from October 27 to 29, at the Dubai World Trade Center.

Come celebrate fitness at Dubai Fitness Challengewhich encourages the whole city of Dubai to get in shape from October 29th to November 27th.

Fancy a marathon with an extra view? The May Dubai City Half Marathon takes runners through some of the most beautiful neighborhoods on October 30.

Soccer-Chelsea sign defender Fofana from Leicester

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Chelsea have completed the transfer of defender Wesley Fofana from Leicester City, the two Premier League sides announced on Wednesday, with the Frenchman signing a seven-year contract with the west London club.

Financial details were not disclosed, but UK media reported the deal was worth 70 million pounds ($81.33 million). “Wesley is a hugely promising defender who has already proven his quality in the Premier League at a young age,” said Chelsea chairman Todd Boehly.

“We are delighted to have been able to bring one of Europe’s most exciting talents to Chelsea and to further strengthen this part of our squad, both for this season and many more to come.” The 21-year-old had moved to the Premier League in October 2020, joining St Etienne in Ligue 1 for a fee of up to £36.5million.

During his two seasons at Leicester, he made 52 appearances in all competitions, including 37 in the league and 11 over two European campaigns. In his first season of 2020-21, he was named the club’s Young Player of the Year after helping Leicester win their first FA Cup, performing well in the final against Chelsea.

“The last two days have been really great days for me and I’m very happy,” Fofana told the club’s website -chelsea. “I trained this morning with the team and it’s a dream for me. I’m very excited to start playing for the fans and the club.

“I’m here to win trophies – the Champions League, the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup (Coupe de la Ligue), everything… The club is made to win trophies, so I’m here to Continue.” ($1 = 0.8607 pounds)

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Football-Chelsea loans Hudson-Odoi to Bayer Leverkusen

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Chelsea have loaned England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen for the remainder of the season, the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday. Hudson-Odoi has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel and has been an unused substitute in each of their Premier League games this season.

Chelsea have said they reserve the right to recall the 21-year-old in January. Hudson-Odoi has suffered from long injury problems since his senior debut at Chelsea in 2018, including an Achilles tendon injury which sidelined him for five months.

He hasn’t played for Chelsea since an FA Cup win over Luton Town in early March. “Moving to Germany is really exciting for me and I can play in the Champions League with Bayer Leverkusen,” said Hudson-Odoi, who played more than 100 times for Chelsea.

“This combination is really appealing and I can’t wait to get to know the club, the fans and the Bundesliga.” On the club’s website, Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes described Hudson-Odoi as a “quick and penetrating winger”.

“He has everything to be able to help us immediately,” he said. “It will give our attacking game another special component. We are very happy that this transfer has gone through.” Bayer Leverkusen finished third in the Bundesliga last season and will play in Champions League Group B alongside Atletico Madrid, Brugge and Porto.

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New scam targets local school sports game streaming services

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The Better Business Bureau warns parents of a new scam linked to the streaming of local school sports games. As many high schools across the country switch to streaming games to make them more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are logging on to watch their children, grandchildren, friends and community members. family play.

While this should be a way for friends and family to show their support and team spirit, it has also become a new avenue for scammers. The risks come mainly from Twitter, where schools can post links to streaming sports games.

Scammers will post fake links to streaming services that ask people to provide sensitive information — like social security numbers and credit card information — to watch the game.

It is easy for potential victims to start clicking on these fake streaming links as many of them will mark school names. However, the links never lead to the games, and consumers are forced to pay before realizing they won’t be able to access a streaming site. Additionally, any information provided on these sites can be compromised and used for future scams.

How to avoid these scams

With the start of the new school year and the fall sports season starting, it is important that everyone be vigilant against these scams. The Better Business Bureau urges consumers to be mindful when streaming games online.

The best way to avoid these scams is to check with your specific school whether the games will be streamed or not and what is the best way to access the stream. Twitter accounts that have few follower counts or only post links to streaming sites are also red flags to watch out for.

Taking a few extra minutes to research the site before clicking on it can be time consuming, but it’s worth it to protect consumers’ identity and personal information.

Consumers can monitor active scams and report scams through the Better Business Bureau here.

Fantasy Sports Howzat app launches Victory Cup promising 100% winners

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Throughout the Asian Cup, popular fantasy sports app Howzat kicked off the Victory Cup campaign with a huge prize pool of ₹5 crore. The campaign’s USP makes everyone a winner, promising 100% winners on the app during the 2022 Asian Cup.

NEW DELHI, August 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Howzat, one of the best fantasy game app in India, organizes the Victory Cup competition during the Asian Cup 2022. The competition aims to engage the community of fantasy players during the Asian Cup tournament with the central theme of 100% winners. It will feature a total prize pool of ₹5 crore offered across multiple leagues and offers. The campaign will follow the Asian Cup schedule, starting on August 27 and ending on September 11, 2022.

Howzat intends to reiterate its promise to create Winners Sabse Zyada through the Victory Cup by offering a wide range of contests like Player of the Series, Legends Leaderboard, Super Streak, Season passes for discounted tickets, and more.

Expressing his views on the campaign, Mr. Bharat Bhatia, Vice President of Marketing at Junglee Games said, “The Asian Cup is one of the biggest cricket tournaments in the world, and as it happens after a long time, the fans are very excited.Our goal is to channel this excitement and give every cricket fan a space to actively participate in the event rather than just being a spectator.

This offering will provide Howzat’s more than 20 million players with a platform to leverage their cricket skills and knowledge of the game while competing in competitions based on Asian Cup matches. Promoting the Victory Cup are the Howzat brand ambassadors – Yuvraj Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Shardul Thakur, Suresh Rainaand Irfan Pathan – all of whom support the idea of ​​providing an entertaining way to use sports knowledge and earn rewards.

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 against other users for cash prizes. The platform is legally certified, secure and trusted by over 20 million regular fantasy sports players around the world India.



Ransomware concerns grow – The Royal Gazette

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Cyber ​​risk: A typical data breach would cost the average organization $2.4 million to investigate and recover (file image)

According to a new report, 81% of companies surveyed have a ransomware coverage limit of less than $600,000, which is lower than the median ransomware claim last year.

BlackBerry Limited and Corvus Insurance released the BlackBerry Cyber ​​Insurance Coverage study, showing companies are increasingly concerned about how they will respond to ransomware claims.

Only 19% of respondents have ransomware coverage above $600,000, while 59% of companies hoped the government would cover damages when future attacks are tied to other nation states.

The report says small and medium-sized businesses, a favorite target of criminals, are particularly feeling the heat.

Among companies with less than 1,500 employees, only 14% have a coverage limit above $600,000.

A recent Forrester report estimated that a typical data breach would cost the average organization $2.4 million to investigate and recover.

Unsurprisingly, according to the report, 50% of SMBs surveyed hoped the government would increase financial assistance in all ransomware incidents.

Shishir Singh, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cybersecurity at BlackBerry, said, “Not only are there more ransomware threats than ever, but the criminals are more ruthless. They will iterate threats and wait patiently in order to extract maximum damage.

“For uninsured and underinsured organizations, this potentially puts them at extreme risk. The cyber underground is increasingly sharing learning and partnerships to make threats as effective as possible.

“It’s critical that organizations strengthen their security against these threats by complementing assurance with a prevention-focused software approach that reduces their overall risk.”

The report indicates that many companies have reported cybersecurity coverages that are ill-suited to their current situation.

More than a third (37%) of respondents are currently not covered for any ransomware payment claims, while 43% are not covered for ancillary costs such as legal costs or employee downtime .

At the same time, according to the report, cyber insurance has become more difficult to obtain, due to the increase in software requirements imposed by insurance brokers.

More than a third (34%) of respondents were denied coverage because they did not meet specific endpoint detection and response software requirements. These increased requirements, however, can have a real impact on reducing ransom payments.

Vincent Weafer, CTO at Corvus, said, “While it may seem counter-intuitive, continuing to meet software requirements is one of the best ways to fight the ransomware industry.

“In our wallet alone, we have seen a 50% reduction in the ratio of ransom demands that end up being paid. Better software adoption is a critical part of better positioning organizations to resist attackers. »

BlackBerry commissioned Team Lewis Research to conduct an online survey of 450 business decision makers for IT/security solutions in the United States and Canada. The fieldwork took place from 15 to 22 July.

Shishir Singh, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Cybersecurity at BlackBerry

Vincent Weafer, CTO at Corvus

Sports news roundup: Tennis-Serena farewell tour headlines day one of US Open; Cycling: Kenyan cyclist Kangangi dies after crash in Vermont & more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-Serena’s farewell tour gets top billing on day one of US Open

Serena Williams will kick off what will likely be the final event of her farewell tour on Monday at the US Open where she will headline opening night in a first-round clash with Danka Kovinic from Montenegro. Williams, who three weeks ago announced her forthcoming retirement from tennis, will play the 7 p.m. ET (2300 GMT) match in front of more than 23,000 screaming fans at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she won six of her 23 titles of the Grand Slam.

Cycling: Kenyan cyclist Kangangi dies after accident in Vermont

Kenyan cyclist Suleiman Kangangi, 33, died on Saturday after a high-speed accident during the Overland gravel race in the US state of Vermont, his team Amani said in a statement. The 59-mile (95 km) dirt road race includes nearly 7,000 feet (2,134 m) of climbing, according to the event’s website.

MLB roundup: Cardinals flex power late, knock out Braves

Tyler O’Neill hit the game-breaking three-run homer to lift the St. Louis Cardinals past the visiting Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Sunday. Tommy Edman and Lars Nootbaar hit solo home runs for the Cardinals, who erased a 3-2 deficit in the eighth inning to win for the 12th time in their last 15 games.

Spurs’ Kane targets Shearer’s all-time goalscoring record

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is aiming to chase Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goalscoring record after his two goals against Nottingham Forest lifted him into third place in the goalscoring charts . Kane missed a penalty but scored twice to surpass 200 league goals in his career as Spurs maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win at the City Ground on Sunday.

NFL roundup: Jets beat Giants to wrap up preseason 3-0

Chris Streveler threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, including the game-winning one with 22 seconds left, to lift the host New York Jets to a 31-27 victory over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, NJ Streveler has hit receiver Denzel Mims, who recently requested a trade, in stride for a 29-yard touchdown in the front right corner of the end zone to tie the game at 24. The Giants responded with a field goal drive designed by quarterback Davis Webb, who played most of the time. game after Tyrod Taylor was injured in the first quarter.

Motor racing – Verstappen races towards the title with a Belgian victory

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took another giant leap towards a second consecutive Formula 1 title with a dominating victory from 14th on the grid in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. The Dutch driver, who was fastest in qualifying but crashed out of the grid due to engine and gearbox penalties, delivered a masterclass beating Mexican team-mate Sergio Perez by 17.8 seconds and performing the fastest lap.

Golf-McIlroy Wins FedExCup Title, Calls PGA Tour ‘Best Place’ For Golf

Rory McIlroy produced the biggest final-round comeback in Tour Championship history to beat world number one Scottie Scheffler by a stroke in Atlanta on Sunday, then used the moment to sing the PGA Tour’s praises. McIlroy, who started the final round at East Lake six shots behind Scheffler, notched a four-under 66 to reach 21 under the week in the PGA Tour’s season-ending event to win his third FedExCup title. and a first of $18 million. -place price.

Rugby: Australian men win first sevens world title in Los Angeles

Australia won their first men’s rugby sevens world championship on Sunday by taking bronze in the series final in Los Angeles. A 21-7 loss to Samoa secured Australia top spot after defending champions South Africa failed to reach the quarter-finals at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Rugby-All-Black coach back under pressure after Argentina clash

Less than two weeks after a resounding endorsement from New Zealand Rugby (NZR), All Blacks manager Ian Foster is under renewed pressure after a third straight home defeat this season. Foster was confirmed as manager until next year’s World Cup following victory over South Africa at Ellis Park, but a first-ever home defeat to Argentina in Christchurch again sounded the alarm.

Baseball: Rare Mickey Mantle Card Sells For Record $12.6 Million

A mint-condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $12.6 million on Sunday, becoming the most valuable sports memorabilia to be sold at auction. The rare Mantle card, sold by Heritage Auctions, topped a record $9.3million set in May for the jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal in the Cup of the world of 1986.

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Sports games expected to come to Nintendo Switch Online after Wave Race 64

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The August addition of Wave Race 64 at Nintendo Switch OnlineThe growing library of retro games is welcome. The groundbreaking jet-ski racer was a revealing glimpse into the future of 3D gaming when it was released in 1996. It also represents the first standalone sports title available in Nintendo Switch Online’s N64 Expansion Pack subscription service, at excluding Nintendo titles like Mario Golf and Mario Tennis.

There are a plethora of other classic sports titles gamers would love to join Wave Race 64 In the coming months. From American football to wrestling, Nintendo has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with sports titles over the years, and it’s hopefully only a matter of time before some of these retro classics are added to the library. of content available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, and its expansion pack.


RELATED: Nintendo Switch’s Online Expansion Pack Should Add These GBA Titles

NHL 99

Ice hockey games aren’t an incredibly popular genre outside of North America, and aside from hardcore hockey fans, most gamers are oblivious to the fact that they even exist today, although developer EA always releases new titles annually, the latest of which is next NHL 23. In 1998 however, when NHL 99 released for the N64, it managed to appeal to a wider audience with engaging gameplay that didn’t take itself too seriously. Combined with an arcade-style feel, the game got an impressive visual upgrade from its predecessor, and still plays well today for those lucky enough to own a copy.

Madden NFL 99

Madden NFL 99 represented a significant development for the franchise as the first game in the series to feature the now-standard Franchise Mode. It was a huge draw for NFL fans and ensured the popularity of the series. In addition to this improvement, Madden NFL 99 looked good, and the gameplay offered an experience that balanced realism with a slight arcade feel, satisfying fans on both sides.

wwf no mercy

When wwf no mercy came out for N64 in 2000, at the height of WWE’s popularity, he quickly created a cult following. Following WWF Wrestle Mania 2000 came with a host of upgrades over its predecessor, including new game modes and an increased roster of superstars including Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. N64 and publisher THQ had already established a reputation for producing high-quality wrestling games from WCW vs. NWO: World Tourand Without mercy was the culmination. Despite the game’s blocky graphics, thanks to gameplay that remains incredibly intuitive and balanced even by today’s standards, it’s considered by many to be one of the best wrestling games ever made.

2000 All Star Baseball

2000 All Star Baseball represented a real breakthrough for baseball games when it was released on N64. It was one of the console’s best-looking games, using every ounce of the N64’s graphics capability. The gameplay was also innovative, allowing players to control the direction in which they hit the ball. Baseball isn’t brimming with new titles these days, despite Konami working on a new game with the World Baseball and Softball Confederation. Despite this however, 2000 All Star Baseball represents one of the highlights of baseball games from this period and would be a valuable addition to the expansion pack library.

1080 Snowboarding

A classic sports title that is often overlooked is 1080 Snowboarding, which was released as an N64 exclusive in 1998. Focusing on high-octane, adrenaline-fueled snowboard racing, it’s a combination of speed and finesse, as players are tasked with completing races as well as to perform stunts and tricks successfully. The game has a fairly steep difficulty curve that may put some people off, but mastering it gives a great sense of satisfaction. Although it has enjoyed a re-release for the Wii U eShop in recent years, 1080 Snowboarding has yet to surface for the Switch, but including it in the expansion pack would change that.

These are just a handful of the huge catalog of sports titles released on Nintendo consoles over the years, and there are no doubt many more that would be great additions to the expansion pack. Nintendo Switch line. Time will tell which, if any, will join Wave Race 64 in Nintendo Switch Onlineallowing players to discover them again.

MORE: Nintendo Switch Sports Should Have Been Included With Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack

The consequences of technological advances in gaming

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Online gambling is a growing industry, with a worldwide estimate of over 4 billion people. This means that the tendency to play video games online rather than with friends or family is becoming the norm.

Online games have some drawbacks that you should be aware of before signing up for a virtual hangout. Online games have been proven to have several negative effects on a person’s mental health, social life, and general well-being.

Social anxiety in online games

Social anxiety is a very common condition and is experienced by many people in their lives. A person with social anxiety disorder may have difficulty participating in daily activities, including going to work, maintaining friendships, romantic relationships, or enjoying recreational activities.

In a study of 6,000 Chinese teenagers aged 11 to 19, researchers found that teenagers with social anxiety were more likely to play massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs or MMOs) than teenagers without anxiety. social. They also found that teens with social anxiety were more likely to show signs of MMO addiction than teens without social anxiety.

Overuse and addiction

The WHO and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have identified gambling disorder as an emerging mental health problem that deserves more research and attention in the medical field. People with gaming disorders spend many hours each week playing video games, often to the extent that their physical health, mental health, social life, and academic achievement are negatively affected.

Gaming disorder may be a symptom of another underlying condition, such as anxiety or depression. If you or someone you know is showing signs of a gambling disorder, it’s important to seek help from a mental health professional. The earlier treatment is sought, the better the chances of complete recovery.

Online gambling loneliness

Many social media sites market themselves as places for gamers to connect, but many people who play games online report feeling more lonely rather than less lonely. There have been over 100 studies on loneliness, and they all show that there are serious health risks.

People who feel isolated are at higher risk for depression, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. A study found that people who felt lonely while playing online games developed higher levels of social anxiety and less self-compassion.

Research found that people who played games online had higher levels of isolation than people who played games face-to-face. When gamers play online, they play with strangers, which makes them vulnerable to cyberbullying and other negative experiences.

Lack of physical activity

While social-style games are a great way for people to connect, many of these titles require very little physical movement. Users miss out on social interactions that would often include physical activities such as playing sports or playing games in person.

Virtual reality games can be great for keeping in touch with friends, family, and co-workers, but they also make it easier to passively observe others without engaging in conversation or physical movement. They’re a great resource for people who want to explore new hobbies or activities, but might not be the best way to meet in person.

Other types of gambling addiction

Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is a pattern of excessive Internet use that is unrelated to work or education, resulting in an inability to carry out daily responsibilities. This condition is characterized by persistent, recurrent, and self-destructive behavior (also known as rage abandonment).

Internet gaming disorder involves maladaptive behaviors that are often used as a coping mechanism to deal with negative feelings. Many people are at risk of developing hard-to-treat IGD depending on the length of use.


Online gambling is a popular activity, but it has its drawbacks. These include social anxiety, loneliness, lack of physical activity, and other types of addiction. The solution to these disadvantages is simple: balance. Knowing what’s important is part of maturing, so play slot machine games once in a while won’t hurt as long as you don’t forget about the outside world.

Spending time in nature, playing with friends and family, and pursuing hobbies that don’t involve technology are imperative. If you engage in online gaming or any other activity that could harm you, take the time to take a step back and re-evaluate your daily routine.

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Australia host Zimbabwe at start of cricket season

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Australia gets its summer cricket season off to an early start when Zimbabwe make their first appearance for a one-day international series in the country since 2004.

The teams will play three ODIs in seven days starting on Sunday, with the remaining two games in the series scheduled for Wednesday and next Saturday in the tropical town of Townsville in north Queensland. The venue for the day’s matches will be the 10,000-seat Riverway Stadium.

Australian all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne expects the spin to play a big role in matches. He played three times at the stadium and the right-hander scored 337 runs at an average of 84.25 over five innings.

“The pitch is great. I don’t think I’ve lost here yet, I’ve got three wins from three games,” Labuschagne told the Cricket Australia website when the series kicked off. “We (Queensland State) played here last year and the track was pretty good. It came a bit early, but it was actually very good for spinners. Australia have two spinners in their squad, with Ashton Agar returning from a side injury he suffered in Sri Lanka and Adam Zampa returning to the team following the birth of his first child, Eugene. Captain Aaron Finch named a near full-strength squad on Saturday, Finch also confirmed a reshuffle of Australia’s ODI batting line-up with wicketkeeper Alex Carey elevated to No 4, with Steve Smith in the No 3 position and Mitch Marsh slipping from three to five.

Zimbabwe, who last played an ODI in Australia as part of a tri-series with India more than 18 years ago, have a number of options with spin, with the versatile Sikandar Raza , Sean Williams, Tony Munyonga and Ryan Burl likely to complement front row fast bowlers’ efforts.

Sunday’s match will be the first of 17 one-day internationals for Australia ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.

___ Lineup: Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

Zimbabwe (from): Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (captain), Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams.

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Live performances, open mic night and sporting events on this week’s to-do list | Life + Entertainment

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Arlington residents, sports enthusiasts, music lovers, and non-conformists can find a week of activities to do in the city of Arlington. Here’s what people can expect this week.

Levitt Pavilion

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Attendees celebrate Independence Day at the Levitt Pavilion during the annual Light Up Arlington event July 3 in downtown Arlington.

Brave Combo, a rock band based in Denton, Texas, will perform at the Levitt Pavilion on September 2 at 8 p.m. cha-cha, the blues and more.

The weekend’s musical entertainment will also include a performance by country rock artist Ray Wylie Hubbard on September 3 at 8 p.m. His sound has been described as coming from the traditions of folk, country and roots rock.

The weekend’s performances are set to wrap up with pop, soul and rock and roll fusion band The New Respects on Sept. 4 at 8 p.m.

All performances are currently free admission.


The Texas Rangers will take on the Detroit Tigers, with games August 26-28.

Activities for Everyone in Arlington

Fans begin to take their seats before a game between the Texas Rangers and Toronto Blue Jays on April 7, 2021 at Globe Life Field in Arlington.

They will also play against the Houston Astros on August 30 and 31.

Both games will take place at Globe Life Field and ticket prices may vary.

For football fans, check out the Dallas Cowboys’ first preseason game as they take on the Seattle Seahawks at AT&T Stadium August 26-28.

Arlington Museum of Art

The Arlington Museum of Art will host a Disney-themed open mic night on September 1. The event will include art, music and poetry to honor the current exhibit: “Disney Art from Private Collectors.”

The event is scheduled from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and costs $10 for children and $15 for adults.

story time

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The Arlington Museum of Art sits in the shade on July 22, 2020.

For those with children two or older, the Arlington Public Library hosts Story Hour at the Arlington Museum of Art. Books will be read by the children’s librarian from 10:30 a.m. to noon, and the event takes place every Tuesday until August 30.

national day just because

National Day just because it’s August 27th. This day has become a way to spread random acts of kindness and service to others. Holidays are also a way to stop worrying about the why and to be positive.

Bark at the Park with the Texas Rangers

At Globe Life Field, pet owners can purchase a ticket for them and their furry friend to watch baseball and celebrate National Day just because. The game is sponsored by the American Pet Products Association. People can watch the pups circle the bases in the game’s opening parade. The event will take place on August 27 from 6:05 p.m. to 9:05 p.m., with costs ranging from $45 to $55 for a dog ticket and a human ticket.

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Veteran and sophomore business management student Bryan Eggers comforts himself with his service dog, Koda, March 29, 2016, at his home.

The event encourages adoption to prevent animals from being put down. A portion of ticket proceeds will go to Tony La Russa’s Animal Rescue Foundation’s Pets and Vets program, which matches shelter dogs with veterans struggling with PTSD, traumatic brain injury, anxiety and more. service-related issues, according to the organization’s website.


Wicomico Co. Schools implementing digital ticketing for sporting events

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SALISBURY, Md. – Wicomico County Public Schools is reminding fans of the new digital ticketing process for 2022-2023 school sporting events.

This process applies to all sporting events that take place on WCPS’ high school campuses at James M. Bennett, Mardela, Parkside, and Wicomico High Schools.

The district now uses the GoFan website for digital ticketing of all home sporting events. Home team and visiting team fans must purchase tickets online through the school’s GoFan webpage. Fans are encouraged to purchase digital tickets on line before arriving at the establishment, as cash purchases are no longer accepted. Fans must enter the name of their high school and click “Get Tickets” for the event they wish to attend.

If a student does not have a credit card, a parent can purchase the ticket and transfer it to the child, and the child can then show the digital ticket on their phone at the entrance. Parents can also purchase digital tickets for grandparents and loved ones who wish to attend. Tickets can then be transferred to grandparents/parents via text or email or you can meet them at the entrance, show the digital ticket and enter together.

Plus, all children six and under will be admitted free.

Digital tickets will be available for purchase a few days before game day.

colleges unveil alcohol policies for sporting events | Local News

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At sporting events this year, fans of South Dakota’s two NCAA Division I schools will find more on tap — it’s on tap, like in beer.

The South Dakota Board of Regents approved a June resolution allowing the state’s six public universities to expand their liquor sales to general admission and hall seating. Each school decides to sell alcohol and/or expand it.

Punjab Kings decide not to renew head coach Kumble’s contract

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Indian spin legend Anil Kumble’s stint as head coach of the Punjab Kings has come to an end after the IPL franchise decided not to renew his contract. According to a report by ESPNcricinfo, the decision to part ways with Kumble was made by a board comprised of multiple owners, including Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, industrialists Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul, and CEO of the Satish Menon team. The franchise is looking for a new coach, and an announcement is expected soon.

Former India captain Kumble was appointed head coach of the Punjab Kings ahead of the 2020 IPL season. The franchise has finished in the bottom half of the points table since then.

The Punjab Kings have only reached the IPL qualifiers twice, with only one final appearance in 2014 in which they lost to the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Kumble was in charge of the team in 42 games, winning 18 and losing 22. Under him, two of the team’s games were tied.

Kumble previously served as a mentor to Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore before taking over coaching responsibilities for the Indian team in 2016. Meanwhile, the franchise also dismissed speculation that Mayank Agarwal could be replaced as captain this year. ”Reports published by a certain sports news website regarding the Punjab Kings franchise captaincy have been making the rounds in recent days. We would like to clarify that no team official has released a statement regarding this,” the franchise said.

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Reports: Iran allows women to attend Tehran football match

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In a rare move, Iranian authorities allowed women to attend a soccer match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in the Iranian capital on Thursday evening, local media reported. Videos posted on social media show women inside the stadium as the domestic league match between Esteghlal FC, Iran’s second most popular team, and Mes-e Kerman kicks off.

Footage shows women waving Esteghlal team blue flags and cheering from their seats in a special women’s area in the 100,000-seat stadium.

According to the semi-official ISNA news agency, 500 tickets were reserved exclusively for women, although the number of participants was not immediately clear.

A news site, Asriran, said that four hours before the match, tickets for women were selling for around $70 on the black market, compared to an official price of less than $2. Women have been mostly banned from attending men’s games and other sporting events in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

FIFA has long called on Iran to guarantee that women will be allowed to attend the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

In 2019 and for the first time in decades, for the Asian Champions League final, hundreds of Iranian women were allowed to watch Persepolis take on Japan’s Kashima Antlers in Tehran.

In January, more than 2,000 female spectators at Azadi Stadium watched the Iranian national football team defeat Iraq in Group A of Asian teams, qualifying for Iran’s third consecutive World Cup. It was the second major football event Iranian women watched at the stadium.

However, in March, Iranian authorities barred women from attending the country’s final 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Iran and Lebanon in the holy city of Mashhad. At the time, Iranian media claimed that 12,500 tickets had been sold online, including 2,000 reserved for women. But Ahmad Alamolhoda, an influential Friday prayer leader in Mashhad who was appointed by the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said he was against the presence of women as spectators in sports competitions. masculine, calling it “vulgarity”.

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Matthäus returns Maradona’s jersey from the 1986 World Cup final

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The jersey that Diego Maradona wore in the 1986 World Cup final was back in Argentina’s hands on Thursday thanks to German great Lothar Matthäus.

Matthäus, who swapped shirts with Maradona at half-time in the final Argentina won in Mexico, returned the historic garment during a ceremony at the Argentine Embassy in Madrid. The jersey will be displayed in a new football museum in the Spanish capital. “It was always a great honor to play against him,” Matthäus said of the late Maradona, through an interpreter. “As a player and a person, he has always been very important to me. He will always be in our hearts.” Matthäus said he also swapped shirts with Maradona after the Germans won the 1990 World Cup final in Italy. He said that shirt was in a museum in Germany.

The shirt Maradona wore against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals when he scored the controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal sold for more than $9 million in a an online auction by Sotheby’s in May, the highest price ever paid. auctioned off for a sports memorabilia.

Matthäus received a plaque at the Argentine Embassy in recognition of his football career and his contribution to sporting values.

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Golf-LPGA trio set world record in par three challenge

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Americans Jennifer Kupcho and Alison Lee teamed with South Korean Kim A-lim to set a Guinness World Record with six pars or better on the same par three hole in three minutes, the LPGA announced Wednesday. The record-breaking moment, in which the trio played an alternate shot format, was set Tuesday on the 17th hole of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club in Canada, site of this week’s CP Women’s Open.

Moments earlier, fellow golfers Megan Khang, Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Pauline Roussin set the initial mark on the 17th when they completed five holes within the time limit. “We lost the coin toss so we had to play first, and I’d like to think we helped Alison, Jennifer and A Lim see how to play the holeshot,” joked American world number 36 Khang.

“But no, it was a ton of fun there. There was bullshit there for sure. I mean, you don’t realize how quickly three minutes goes by.” All six players will receive official plaques and recognition from Guinness World Records for their achievements.

The object of the challenge was to make the most pars or better on a hole, set at at least 160 yards, in three minutes. Officials from the LPGA Tour and Golf Canada Rules were on hand to make sure every hole was completed, along with an official Guinness World Records spotter to make sure the event was following the rules.

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TBI Releases 2021 Hate Crime Study – Clarksville Online

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Nashville, TN – Today, Wednesday, August 24, 2022, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) Statistical Analysis Center released its annual publication detailing the volume and nature of hate crimes in Tennessee.

The report is based on data submitted to the TBI through its Tennessee Incident Based Reporting System (TIBRS) program.

Among the conclusions of Hate Crime 2021:

  • The number of offenses categorized with known biased motivation increased from 122 in 2020 to 133 in 2021.
  • Bias-motivated offenses classified as crimes against the person accounted for 73.48% of all hate crimes reported in 2021.
  • Among reported bias-motivated assaults, bias based on race/ethnicity/ancestry accounted for 64.89% of reported incidents in 2021, while the second most commonly reported bias was sexual orientation, accounting for 14.89% of reported assaults.

“I am very proud of the efforts of all participating law enforcement agencies, colleges and universities across the state to provide the data needed to produce this report,” said TBI Director David Rausch. “Our combined efforts have resulted in a successful program and this annual report detailing the nature of bias-motivated criminal events in our state.”

The full report can be viewed and downloaded from TBI’s website at

8 ways to raise money to attend sporting events

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For those who are passionate about football, their club and attending matches, the costs of purchasing tickets can quickly add up and become quite expensive. This applies to sporting events and other activities in Harrow and beyond, however, there are easy ways for you to earn some extra income to help cover the cost of shopping. tickets, so as not to miss anything.

Over the past few weeks we’ve looked at some of the events that have taken place in and around Harrow, most of which were free. However, if you wish to attend football matches in Harrow to cheer on the mighty Borough of HarrowWealdstone or Barnet FC – you will need to spend money on tickets.

In this article, we’ll cover some of the best ways for you to earn money to help fund game attendance, whether at home or away. Keep reading if you want to know more.

Sell ​​unwanted goods

One of the fastest and easiest way to earn extra money is to go around your house and find items that you are willing to get rid of. Some goods may be more valuable than others. For example, designer clothes and old cell phones can usually fetch a good amount of money as they are in high demand. Vintage and antique pieces are also highly valued and can fetch more money than some more modern pieces. Evaluate whether it’s worth listing your items at a fixed price or allowing people to bid, which could potentially mean they sometimes net you a higher purchase price. There are a number of ifyour you can use to list your items online where the general public can buy them. Or, there are companies that will offer you an appraisal for items such as old electronics and then can buy them directly from you to refurbish and resell.

Online Casinos And Gambling

If you want an exciting and fun way to potentially win more money, then playing online casino games and gambling might be the option for you. Online casinos have a list of websites to help you find the best gaming options for you. Whether you like traditional games such as poker and blackjack, or prefer to bet on sports, there is a number of opportunities to make some winnings and fund your next game ticket. please be mindful play if you spend money online.

Complete surveys

One way to earn extra money in your spare time is to take surveys for businesses. This helps them learn more about their consumer market, their target audience, and the products or services they offer. At the end of the survey, you can then receive payment for completing it. Be sure to research the companies that will provide the most for their surveys to maximize your income.

Product review

Another option to earn money in your free time is to review products. This works for businesses that need to build reviews for their product or service by sending you free samples or services that you then review online to help promote them. You will need to agree a fee for reviewing a product with each individual company you work with, as well as terms and conditions for reviewing the product.

Earn money from your social media account

If you are active on social media and have a relatively high number of followers, you can consider affiliate marketing to do money from home via your social networks. Similar to product reviews, companies will reach out to you through social media or you can contact them and offer a fee to promote their business. Make sure you are clear about the regulations for promoting products on social media and what you need to clearly explain to your followers to avoid false advertising.


If you’re looking for a job you can do from home, transcription is a popular choice for a side hustle. There are different types of transcription work, such as interpreting data, writing audio clips, or translating audio from another language into written text. You can find transcription jobs online through job search engines, or you can contact companies directly and offer your services. There may be different guidelines you need to follow which may vary depending on the company you are transcribing for, so be sure to double check what guidelines they have in place.

Become a translator

If you speak multiple languages, working as a translator when you can is a fantastic way to use your knowledge to earn extra money. Many companies need translators to communicate with their customers and conduct business transactions. However, there are a range of other industries that also use translators, such as the police, medical settings and government agencies. You will need to have both spoken and written proficiency in the specified language in order to qualify for the position. Some companies may require a qualification in a second language, but this is not always necessary. Make sure your translation services are visible online to help you find companies that are hiring for translator positions. There is also a high demand for teaching English online for a range of different ages and abilities.

Start your own business

If you’ve always had the will and the vision to run your own business and you think you have a profitable business idea, you may want to consider starting your own start-up. You could spend all of your time working on starting your business, but initially it might be best to try to run it alongside an existing job to ensure you have more financial security. If you can balance your time effectively, then running a business can be a great way to earn extra income to spend on buying game tickets. To help you come up with ideas for starting your business, ask yourself if you have any skills you could use to help you earn money. For example, you might be able to offer handyman services or become a craftsman. If you have a good knowledge of web design or writing, you can start your own web design business or become a freelance writer. If you are artistic and skilled in arts and crafts, you can create your own creations to sell them afterwards. online stores and through your own social media pages.

England midfielder Jill Scott retires from football

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England midfielder Jill Scott has announced her retirement from football, the second member of the Euro 2022 winning squad to do so in two days.

Scott, 35,’s decision comes after Ellen White, the team’s leading scorer, said on Monday she was retiring. Scott and White both appeared in the final of the Women’s European Championship on July 31, when England beat Germany 2-1 after extra time.

Scott made his England debut in 2006 and had a total of 161 international appearances – just behind Fara Williams with 172 – and scored 27 goals for the national team.

She had been without a club after leaving Manchester City at the end of last season.

“I may be saying goodbye to football, but we’re going to make it a party. No sad faces!! We had too much fun to have tears,” Scott wrote on The Players’ Tribune. “Maybe it’s because I come from Sunderland, but two things have always been true about me: I’ve always been stubborn and I’ve always loved football.

“It’s been in my blood since I was five. I saw a bunch of boys playing in the school yard and walked right up to them and said the four magic words. . Can I play too?”. Imagine if you had told me then that I would continue to play for England for 16 years? “If you had told me that I would live to see 90,000 people packed into Wembley Stadium for a European women’s final? And that I would play in it? Impossible.” Scott started her career with her hometown of Sunderland before spending seven years at Everton and then joining City in 2013. She was then loaned out to Everton and Aston Villa. She won all national honors during her time in the game, including the Women’s Championship. Super League title with City in 2017.

Other highlights of Scott’s career include England’s winner against the Netherlands in the Euro 2009 semi-final and also City’s 2017 Women’s FA Cup final win over Birmingham. She also represented Britain at the 2012 and delayed 2020 Olympics.

She made four substitute appearances in England’s Euro 2022 campaign, including the final against Germany.

Prince William praised Scott on his career but joked he wouldn’t miss his “slipped tackles”. William, who is President of the Football Association, wrote in a personal tweet: “A pioneer in women’s football and a great team player. @JillScottJS8 congratulations on a wonderful career, it was a pleasure to know you.

“A wee bit glad there’s no more sliding tackles during friendly kickabouts…W.” William presented members of the England squad with their medals after the Euro 2022 final.

At the end of 2019, Scott was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, or MBE, in the New Year’s Honors List for her services to football.

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National Gas Prices Drop 5 Cents – Clarksville Online

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washington d.c.. – Stable global oil prices and modest domestic demand for gasoline pushed prices at the pump down a nickel last week to $3.90.

“Drivers are now enjoying gas prices that are $1.11 lower than their peak in mid-June,” said AAA spokesman Andrew Gross. “But now we need to keep an eye on the weather as hurricane season approaches. These storms can affect prices by disrupting oil production in the Gulf of Mexico and impacting large coastal refineries.

AAA finds that drivers are making significant changes to deal with high prices at the pump. In a recent investigation, nearly two-thirds of American adults say they have changed their driving habits or lifestyle since March. The two main driver changes to offset high gas prices are to drive less and to combine errands.

According to data from the Energy Information Administration (EIA), gas demand increased slightly from 9.12 million bpd to 9.35 million bpd last week, which is almost identical to the same period last year. Total domestic gasoline inventories fell nearly 5 million barrels to 215.7 million barrels.

Although demand for gasoline has increased and supply has tightened, lower oil prices have helped lower prices at the pump. If oil prices drop slightly, drivers will likely continue to see pump prices fall.

The current national average of $3.90 is 51 cents lower than a month ago, but 74 cents higher than a year ago.

National Gas Price Comparison 2018-2021 8-22-22Quick Stats

Top 10 weekly declines nationwide: Florida (?12 cents), West Virginia (?11 ​​cents), Maine (?11 ​​cents), New Jersey (?11 ​​cents), Rhode Island (? 11 cents), Vermont (?11 ​​cents), Massachusetts (?11 ​​cents), Wyoming (?10 cents), Connecticut (?10 cents) and Mississippi (?10 cents).

The 10 cheapest markets in the country: Arkansas ($3.41), Mississippi ($3.43), Georgia ($3.43), Texas ($3.44), Tennessee ($3.44), Louisiana ($3.46), South Carolina ($3.46), Missouri ($3.47), Alabama ($3.47), and Kansas ($3.48).

Oil market dynamics

At the close of Friday’s official trading session, WTI was up 27 cents to settle at $90.77. Although crude prices rose at the end of the week due to the EIA report that total domestic crude supply fell by 7 million barrels to 425 million barrels, crude prices declined earlier in the week after US housing data showed residential construction fell to a 1.5 low. years in July.

Rising mortgage rates, combined with rising material costs, played a role in lowering demand for new homes. Falling demand for housing has also pushed oil demand expectations down. If crude demand expectations remain weak this week, crude prices could decline further.

Drivers can find current gas prices along their route using the AAA TripTik Travel Planner.

Music and sports: why cover both?

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At first, it might seem out of place for a sports website to venture out and cover music. You may be see us on Twitter and asking yourself “why are they talking about a musical artist?” The answer is simple. When you really think about it, music is an integral part of the fabric of sport.

Whether it’s a high school marching band, college fight songs and buzz songs, baseball or wrestling entrance music, or the AP playing heavy metal – or symphonic deathcore, to be precise – at a hockey game, music is everywhere in the sport.

The intersection of sport and music

So why should you go to one place for your sports coverage and then go to a specific music website to read album reviews? Why should you come to us to find out what’s going on at training camp, then head to an entirely different site to see a band’s entire discography ranked from worst to first?

You should not ! And that’s the ultimate goal here at Around the Block Network. We want to be your one-stop entertainment center! We want to be at the intersection of sport and music.

That’s why you’re going to see someone tweeting about the Giants and their local Baltimore teams talking about a hot new artist they like. That’s why you’re going to find two Dolphins fans and one Lions fan promoting a heavy metal-focused podcast. Because at the end of the day, we all love sports and we all love music. So why shouldn’t you be able to get reviews and opinions on both in one place?

It may seem strange at first, but should it? We’d say it shouldn’t be, and we hope you agree! Who knows, maybe one day in the future this will become normal and normal content strategy for the course. For now, ATB is here to give you the latest news on all your passions. Stay tuned and enjoy the ride!

Minnesota Twins Launches First Shared AR App for Live Sports That Opens Door to Land Grab Sponsorship

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He flew largely under the radar on Monday when the Minnesota Twins announced they had launched AR
ound – believed to be the first shared augmented reality app for live sports – for use at Target Field. Although a first, the pilot application could open the door to either traditional value-added sponsorship deals or new sponsors. If the app gains traction, it could create a land rush not just for the other 29 Major League Baseball clubs, but for the entire sports real estate landscape.

ARound is part of Stagwell, a publicly traded tech company, which will allow fans to point their phones at Target Field during lulls in the action and play games with others at the stadium. Aimed largely at younger audiences, the concept isn’t too dissimilar to the augmented reality games you might have seen in theaters ahead of previews as part of Noovie. The difference here is that it’s not a single user, but multiple users in Target Field. Apps that will be made available include BatterUp, Blockbuster, which the Twins and developers showed me as users throwing digital objects at towers and knocking them over, and a game called Fishing Frenzy. Josh Beatty, ARound’s Founder and CEO, along with Chris Iles, The Twins’ Senior Director of Brand Experience and Innovation, told me about the rollout that’s been underway for just over a year.

“What I think Josh has built has real power and real legs because he’s able to be aware of everyone around you using the app at the same time, creating a shared experience and creating context around an event that frankly has never been done before,” Ilse said. So it got me and the Twins excited like it had never been done before.

Beatty informed that no user data is collected. No one goes through a registration process to use the app. And that the infrastructure is large enough to support tens of thousands of users.

What makes you think? Besides entertaining kids with games and keeping them seated, what other value does the app have from a business perspective?

On the one hand, the idea that other types of use cases could be created within the platform. Both Iles and Beatty mentioned that it’s possible to create an experience where player stats could hover over a player in real time or other ways to engage the dedicated baseball fan in attendance.

But what seems most intriguing from a business perspective is that while the initial rollout is designed as just gameplay for a younger demo, it’s quite capable of getting games stripped down. in a way that monetizes it.

Ilse and the twins see the platform as a way to connect more closely with people and places. “One thing we realized is that you kind of have to have a large audience for that to happen,” Iles said, adding that the Twins were receptive from the first conversation, understanding that he is a technology that has its place as added value. to the baseball stadium experience.

“To the teams, the fans and the sponsors,” he adds to Sports Entertainment.

This is where Twins can touch on something that’s more than just an addition to the gaming experience, but opens up new avenues to the bottom line: sponsors.

The initial rollout is not associated with any sponsor, but Beatty said the design of the apps for the Twins took this into account.

“I would say [the platform] is tailor-made for sponsorship,” Iles said. “We are launching this sponsor agnostic because we want to have a clean test of the technology to see how fans interact with it. is and let potential sponsors see it the same way. So we have to prove this thing. But we think it will work well for our sponsors.

It’s likely that an AR app shared at the ballpark won’t yield huge returns in the sponsorship space initially. But it largely depends on other applications that will be developed in the future. It either becomes an additional way to activate the sponsorship as part of a larger transaction for a client or attracts new sponsors. Either way, the Twins are enjoying an untapped revenue stream.

For Stagwell, technology is not limited to the ballpark. After all, games can be watched via traditional television and streaming.

“Not only are we looking to improve the in-stadium experience, but through our technology we can also connect it to the home viewer,” said Sarah Arvizo of Stagwell. “We can bring everything that happens with the AR platform in the stadium to their coffee table. And so while they’re watching a game, they can have that energy and that excitement that’s in the stadium, but take that with them wherever they go.

Gladys Pulley of Clarksville turns 101 – Clarksville Online

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Clarksville, TN – Kim Shelton, of Clarksville’s Jubilee House, an assisted living facility, took a moment after being served birthday cake and ice cream to recount her conversation earlier today with Gladys Pulley, a resident who turned 101 on August 16, 2022.

“You know today is your birthday, don’t you,” she asked. “‘Yeah, I heard it was’, replied Gladys, with a smirk. “Do you know how old you are” “I think I’m 24”. Are you sure? Well, I’m maybe 25.'”

Sharp, witty, and a little sarcastic are the words most often used to describe Gladys, but everyone smiles when they hear her name, and they love telling stories about her exploits.

“Gladys has been a resident here for three years,” Shelton said. “Usually she is the life of the party, right here in the middle of everything. Sometimes she is in a bad mood, but most of the time she laughs and jokes. In fact, she’s a total ham. She loves telling stories about her childhood in Illinois.

Shelton says eating popcorn and playing bingo are two of her favorite activities. She also loves to crochet and make beautiful blankets, but lately arthritis has slowed her down a bit.

“She’ll talk about the times,” Shelton said. “And, start sharing stories about his dad and the farm, and how his mom was such a neat person. She can talk endlessly about her childhood, about picking and selling apples and water from the well.

Gladys Pulley turns 101 at Jubilee House on August 16, 2022. (Tony Centonze)“She’s a wonderful woman of God, and she can quote her scriptures. She likes to come down and interact with everyone. They all know Miss Gladys. She couldn’t get off today, she fell and broke her hip about a week ago. When I asked her if she wanted us to bring her a cake and ice cream, she said: ‘no, I try to watch my figure.’

Billy Lange works at Jubilee House. He considers Gladys a friend. “Most days she’ll talk about her house endlessly,” Lange said. “She likes to talk about where she grew up. Gladys is happy every day. She always uplifts others when they are having a bad day.

“When she came back from the hospital last week, she said, I’m so happy to be home, I can’t think of any place I’d rather be. We are so happy to have him back with us.

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Russian oil company Lukoil acquires Spartak Moscow football club

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Russian oil company Lukoil said on Monday it had bought Russian Premier League club Spartak Moscow, along with the Moscow stadium where it plays its home games.

Spartak is reeling from financial problems following Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, which prompted a series of Western sanctions against Moscow and further isolated Russian business. Lukoil, who had been Spartak’s general sponsor for more than two decades, said his acquisition of a 100 per cent stake in the club meant longtime owner and chairman Leonid Fedun would step down from all managerial roles.

Fedun resigned as deputy chairman of Lukoil in June. The billionaire bought the club in 2004 when it was in serious financial difficulty. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my friends and colleagues at Lukoil for agreeing to support such an important social project as Spartak in this most difficult situation,” Fedun said in a statement posted on the club’s website.

In May, Nike terminated its sponsorship deal with 10-time Russian Premier League champions Spartak as they will not feature in European competitions next season due to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Spartak Moscow also disbanded their second-tier team, citing financial difficulties and the need to cut their budget.

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Mbappé scores in 8 seconds and equalizes the French championship record

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Kylian Mbappe scored after just eight seconds to score the fastest goal in French league history. Mbappe found the net at the start of a 7-1 victory for defending champions Paris Saint-Germain against Lille on Sunday. The visitors needed just four passes from kick-off to score as Lionel Messi flicked a superb ball over Mbappe, who cleverly lobbed Lille goalkeeper Leo Jardim. PSG coach Christophe Galtier paid tribute to his coaching staff and the club’s Under-19 squad. From the kick-off, Neymar returned the ball before receiving it again and passing it to Messi, who spotted Mbappe’s run and had the technical genius to exploit it.

“Our U19 team did it in the youth league against Salzburg,” Galtier told a press conference. “We showed it to the players. They were OK to try it. So we worked on it in training and it was executed really well tonight. The French league tweeted that Mbappe’s goal equaled midfielder Michel Rio who also needed just eight seconds to score for Caen against Cannes in 1992. French sports newspaper L’Equipe was more cautious, the qualifying as the fastest goal since Rio’s with Mbappe’s goal closer than nine seconds, he said. The French league started in 1932. Galtier was referring to Edouard Michut’s goal in a 3-1 loss to Salzburg in the youth league in March. Michut needed 11 seconds to score according to PSG’s official website. The French coach also said his team had studied similar kick-off routines in the German, English and Spanish leagues, mentioning Bournemouth and Rayo Vallecano as teams that had scored such goals. Mbappe netted a hat-trick while Neymar netted twice and provided three assists against Lille as PSG extended their perfect start to the season with three wins from three games.

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Major Sporting Events in Houston: August 22-28, 2022

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Framber Valdez aims to take the mound this week at Minute Maid Park | Courtesy of the Houston Astros

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, August 22 through Sunday, August 28, 2022.

This week, the Astros welcome a former fan favorite, the Texans look to finish the preseason strong, the Dash angle for the playoffs and a roster of pro athletes descend on Pasadena for fixtures.

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

Top 5 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Astros vs. Minnesota Twins at Minute Maid Park | From Tuesday August 23 to Thursday August 25 –The Astros welcome back OG shortstop slugger Carlos Correa, to show him what the other side of an Astros win looks like. All fans in attendance Thursday night will go home with a replica Jose Altuve ALCS ring. $12 and up. 7 p.m.
  • NFL Pre-Season: Houston Texans vs. San Francisco 49ers at NRG Stadium | Thursday August 25 – The Texans will be looking for a preseason-record three-for-three win when the 49ers come to town. $54 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Fiterman Sports presents Autograph Show of Texas at the Pasadena Convention Center | From Friday August 26 to Sunday August 28 – A slew of beloved pro athletes head to Pasadena for another edition of the weekend autograph show, with appearances from Sheryl Swoopes, George Foreman, Ric Flair, Brett Hart, Floyd Mayweather and more . Admission is $10; free for soldiers with ID and under 12 years old. Autographs and photos are an additional charge. Hours vary.
  • Houston Astros vs. Baltimore Orioles at Minute Maid Park | From Friday August 26 to Sunday August 28 – Trey Mancini and the Astros host the Orioles at the juice box on Friday; the first 10,000 fans will receive a Lance McCullers jersey, or register your pup and bring him to the game on Sunday for Dog Day. $22 and up; a special mandatory ticket for dogs on Sunday. Hours vary.
  • Houston Dash vs. Washington Spirit at PNC Stadium | Saturday August 27 – The Dash hosts an Inspiring Women’s Night when they take on the Spirit in a Saturday night game. $12 and up. 7:30 p.m.

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Tennessee unemployment rate stays the same – Clarksville Online

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Nashville, TN – Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted statewide unemployment rate was unchanged in July 2022, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development (TDLWD). For the third month in a row, the rate held steady at 3.3%.

The state’s July rate is only 0.1 percentage points higher than the historically low unemployment rate of 3.2% that was recorded in March and April of this year.

Between July 2021 and July 2022, employers in Tennessee added 110,000 new nonfarm jobs to their payrolls. The leisure and hospitality sector posted the largest year-over-year gains. The trade, transportation and utilities sector and the mining, logging and construction sector recorded the second highest employment increases.

In a month-to-month comparison, there were 12,400 fewer nonfarm payrolls in the state in July. The local government sector accounted for the largest number of job losses, followed by the durable goods manufacturing sector and the mining and logging sector.

Tennessee’s seasonally adjusted civilian labor force contracted slightly in July, down 0.1% to 3,409,628. That 2022 figure was still 2.3% higher than the number of people working statewide in the month last year.

Nationally, seasonally adjusted unemployment fell slightly between June and July, down 0.1 percentage point to 3.5%.

TDLWD has a full analysis of July 2022 Tennessee unemployment data available here.

Although the state’s unemployment rate remains low, many Tennessians are still in search of meaningful employment. Employers have tens of thousands of jobs to fill. TDLWD has the resources to match job seekers with companies that are hiring. The journey to a better job begins at

Gokulam Kerala not taking part in AFC Women’s Club Championships

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A ‘distraught’ Gokulam Kerala women’s team will return home from Uzbekistan on Monday after being withdrawn from the AFC Women’s Club Championship following FIFA’s ban on India.

The 23-member team, led by India’s captain Ashalata Devi, has been stuck in Tashkent for six days since arriving in the Uzbek capital on August 16, the day news of the ban imposed on the AIFF by the world governing body FIFA has reached India. .

Indian Women’s League champions Gokulam was due to face local side Sogdiana-W in Qarshi on August 23 and Iran’s Bam Khatoon FC in their next round robin match on August 26.

”Yes, it’s confirmed. We have been told by the Ministry of Sports that their request to FIFA and the AFC to allow us to play in the AFC Women’s Club Championships has been denied. So we don’t play. The organizers also told us that we couldn’t play,’ Gokulam Kerala chairman VC Praveen told PTI.

”We were trying to fly the players home on Sunday but there is no flight from Tashkent to India. The first flight is Monday, so we try to get the players home on Monday or Tuesday,’ he added.

“Of course, the players are upset by the turn of events and they had to suffer through no fault of their own. The club must have suffered.” Praveen said the AFC should have allowed his club to participate in the Championships as the players left for the tournament before the ban came into effect.

”We didn’t know about the ban before leaving Kozhikode, we only learned about the ban from AIFF after we reached Uzbekistan.

“FIFA and the AFC should have been considerate, either the ban should have been after these championships or we should have been allowed to participate in them.” He said the club would ask the AFC to compensate the money spent on the players. ‘ travel and accommodation, which will cost hundreds of thousands of rupees.

”The AFC normally reimburses expensive airfare, travel and accommodation for its tournaments. So we’ll make a request to the AFC and see what happens.” The club had made a request to the sports ministry and also wrote to the prime minister for help.

The AFC has also removed Gokulam Kerala’s scheduled matches which previously featured on its website.

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Indian Olympic football star captain Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee dies

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Former Indian football team captain Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee, who led the country to a historic fourth place finish at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, died here in the early hours of Saturday after a long illness.

He was 92 years old. Banerjee is survived by his daughter-in-law.

Affectionately known as ‘Badru Da’, he suffered from Alzheimer’s, Azotemia and high blood pressure related diseases, and was admitted to MR Bangur Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 27.

“As his health deteriorated, he was transferred to the state-run SSKM Hospital under the supervision of State Sports Minister Arup Biswas. He breathed his last around 2:10 a.m.,’ Mohun Bagan secretary Debasish Dutta told PTI.

“He was our beloved ‘Badru Da’ and we granted him the Mohun Bagan Ratna in 2009. This is another great loss for the Maidan,” he added in his condolence message.

His body was brought to the club as members and fans paid their last respects.

Indian football teams have participated in three Olympics so far and so far the performance of the team led by Banerjee in 1956 remains the best, when they finished fourth after losing to Bulgaria 0- 3 in the bronze medal play-off, in what was known as the “golden age” of football in the country.

Having secured a first round win, the team coached by Syed Abdul Rahim who also had PK Banerjee, Neville D’Souza and J ‘Kittu’ Krishnaswamy, beat Australia 4-2. D’Souza scored a hat-trick in his glorious victory.

But the team failed to qualify for the final, losing 1-4 to Yugoslavia in the last four.

The Indian Football Federation (AIFF) has expressed its condolences over the passing of the famous player. ”It’s sad to hear that Badru-da, one of India’s greatest footballers, is no more. His contribution to Indian football will never be forgotten. I share the grief,” AIFF Acting General Secretary Sunando Dhar said. ”He will remain synonymous with the golden generation of Indian football. Badru-da, you will live on in our hearts,” Dhar added in a statement.

As a sign of respect, a minute’s silence will be observed during the Durand Cup matches in Imphal and Calcutta on Saturday. As well as guiding Mohun Bagan to several trophies including their first ever Durand Cup (1953), Rovers Cup (1955), Banerjee also won the Santosh Trophy twice as a player (1953, 1955) and once as a player. coach (1962). He also served India as a coach.

With his demise, Maidan lost another great footballer after PK, Chuni Goswami, Subhas Bhowmick and Surajit Sengupta in less than three years.

Born on January 30, 1930, Banerjee’s footballing journey began with some local Bally clubs while he was in school.

His father, Sasanka Sekhar Banerjee, was a strict disciplinarian and wanted him to become a doctor, enrolling him in RG Kar Medical College.

”My father was very strict. He would scold me a lot for ignoring my studies,” Banerjee said in an interview on the Mariners website after receiving the “Mohun Bagan Ratna.”

“But, despite that, I would go there and listen to the elders talk about Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting and various other clubs in Maidan. I’ve been pushed back several times, but my attention will always be there,” he added.

At a time when there was little incentive for a sportsman, an 18-year-old Banerjee chose to become a footballer and went on to represent Bally Protiva, a Calcutta Football League Third Division club.

After impressing with his skills, there was no turning back as he was roped in by Bengal Nagpur Railway, better known as BNR, the breeding ground for state football at the time, before to continue to make his mark at Mohun Bagan for an excellent eight-year period. There he had formed a deadly combination up front with Kesto Pal.

Banerjee won the IFA Shield in his first season with the Green and Brown Brigade in a controversial final against Rajasthan Club.

He then guided the club to their first-ever Durand Cup next season, with his key strikes in the semi-finals and final.

Banerjee grabbed the Maidan spotlight again in 1954 when they secured another first, a double with the CFL and IFA Shield titles, as he cemented his place in the Indian side under manager from coach Rahim.

In the meantime, he also toured with the club in East Africa, with PK.

In 1958 he was made captain of Mohun Bagan, ironically coinciding with the club’s downward spiral, after finishing runners-up in the CFL, Shield and Rovers Cup.

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Oak Cliff leaders discuss violence at youth sporting events

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Panelists discussed how coaches and organizations can get along better with conflict resolution alternatives.

DALLAS — Local leaders, coaches and parents gathered in Oak Cliff on Saturday to talk about the issues plaguing youth sports in North Texas and how to prevent violence from happening on and off the field.

The rally comes a week after a shooting at a Lancaster youth football game left coach Mike Hickmon dead.

According to the arrest affidavit, police say it started with an argument over the score of the game.

Saturday’s town hall was called “Call to Action” and had a panel made up of local leaders from many different fields and organizations. The panel discussed how coaches and organizations can get along better with conflict resolution alternatives. Parents also had time to ask questions to the panel.

Panelist Karen Reese created a sports talk show titled “Can we talkwhich is hosted by moms of athletes. She said the first type of action that should be taken is to involve parenting more at home.

“Parents choose which team, which sport, which coach teaches our children,” Reese said. “I think as parents we need to take a more active role in who we allow to mentor and teach our children.”

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Panelist Kevin Bennett has been a registered football referee for nine years. He said there needs to be more respect for each other at all levels. Panelist Tony X, who said he was a former inmate, echoed Bennet’s message.

“Love is a verb that shows action,” said Tony X. “When we love our children and when we love our community, then we can do better for ourselves, our people and our community. Look at the beyond yourself and think of your brother and sister.”

Community leader and panelist Terrence Randolph said there should be no tobacco or alcohol at any of these games. He also said there needed to be more police presence and more protective measures taken.

“We need more security,” Randolph said. “Metal detectors. Of course we need police officers to patrol the matches and not just to attend the matches.”

Panelist Gary Cochran leads a ministry called “Cover Dallas with loveHe focused more on the need for different groups and organizations to build better relationships with each other before tragedies occur.

“Show up and be present,” Cochran said. “It’s so that we can build relationships and learn and grow together. We can do that. But also when bad things happen or tragedy happens, we don’t show up as strangers. We show up like friends, sisters and brothers, people who already know each other, and connect together.

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Panelist Raymond Alford is the owner of the Big 12 Youth Sports League, which the organization says provides a college experience for teams, coaches, and players. He said he had spoken with league officials and that the rules and laws on school grounds and on football pitches needed to be better understood and enforced.

“So if I know you’re not allowed to have your gun on school property, I don’t care if you have a permit or not — you have to go,” Alford said, as a ‘example. “I’m going to go find an officer. We want to give our kids a safe place. We want to give them a safe environment. When people bring street environments into what’s supposed to be a safe place for kids, they don’t don’t need to be part of what we do.”

Many panelists brought up the idea of ​​creating a coalition of local youth leaders from different sports and organizations.

Panelist Tabitha Wheeler-Reagan, who leads the nonprofit Village Bridge Centersaid that once parents and local leaders can figure out what it would look like and who would be involved, she wants to take it to the Dallas City Council and have them formally endorse the coalition.

“We can’t wait any longer for something tragic to happen,” Wheeler-Reagan said. “The tragedy is every time there is something impure around our children. Our children lead by example. We are responsible for every child we come into contact with.”

After further questions from parents, panelist Terry Mayo X, who is a former professional baseball and football player, said he would like this potential coalition to start organizing events and gatherings for young athletes in the city are spending more time together off the pitch. so that they bond beyond the teammates of each player’s respective team.

“What if we were to come together and collaborate with different events and different organizations in the different leagues?” said Terry Mayo X. “With different organizations that are not like you so that we can do more things together. It’s because unity is more powerful than anything in this world. It’s more powerful than the atomic bomb itself. So if we were to come together and unify more knowing just because your logo or your name is different, we are still playing on the same team. We are playing on the same team of life.

colleges unveil alcohol policies for sporting events | Community

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At sporting events this year, fans of South Dakota’s two NCAA Division I schools will find more on tap — it’s on tap, like in beer.

The South Dakota Board of Regents approved a June resolution allowing the state’s six public universities to expand their liquor sales to general admission seats and contest areas. Each school decides to sell alcohol and/or expand it.

The Left’s Battle to Erase Women – Clarksville Online

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Written by Marsha Blackburn
US Senator

washington d.c. – Democrats have long buzzed with demands for follow the science, but the recent left-wing campaign for “gender justice” rejects basic biology. Instead of finding ways to ensure equal opportunities for men and women, their agenda arms the women’s rights movement versus women.

In women’s sports, athletes of all levels have all been forced to compete one-on-one with biological men. Swimmer Riley Gaines shared her frustration with me after running against bio-man Lia Thomas at the NCAA Championships – a competition reserved for the top 1% of college swimmers. skateboarder Taylor Silverman underwent a similar experience, consistently placing second to men competing in women’s events.

In athletics, ignoring the biological differences between the sexes disadvantages women and undermines any hope of fair competition. What is happening in women’s sport is just one example of the years-long battle to erase women.

I saw how invested Democrats are in this fight just a few months ago when I asked Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson a simple question – “Can you give a definition of the word ‘woman?’ » Liberal media and party activists erupted; they claimed that even asking the question was insensitive and transphobic. These insults could not divert attention from the refusal of the left to admit a fact of fundamental biology.

They can’t face the science because they know it’s in direct contrast to what they’ve been asking for for years. In 2015, the Atlantic said the schools the new “zero pointfor the gender debate – and they were absolutely right. What started out as accepting students’ favorite pronouns quickly morphed into letting men use the women’s bathroom. The movement has since expanded by sending biological men into women’s locker rooms and onto women’s sports teams.

As students return to class and team tryouts begin, parents worry about what the ‘gender justice’ movement could mean for their own children. In the Senate, I joined my colleagues to lead the Protection of Women and Girls in Sport Act that will require schools to apply Title IX based on biological sex, not gender identity.

I also released a back to school guide for moms and dads who push back against the woke agenda of the left. By running for school board elections, meeting coaches and talking with principals, parents can continue to fight for fairness for their little ones.

Democrats will continue to use “gender justice” to erect more barriers for women and erase gender altogether. In Tennessee, we are taking a stand. Through legislation and local activism, we will not stop fighting to ensure that our daughters and granddaughters have the equal opportunities they deserve.