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Soccer-Stuttgart finalize permanent signing of Mavropanos from Arsenal

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

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

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

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

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Former PGA Champion Stockton laments attendance at Champions Dinner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-Nadal ready for Roland Garros despite injuries

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

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

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

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

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

MLB roundup: Willson Contreras slam sparks Cubs rout

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

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

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

Nestor Cortes calls old tweets ‘unacceptable’

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

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

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

Rugby-Leinster top European Player of the Year shortlist

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

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

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

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

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

MLB roundup: Willson Contreras slam sparks Cubs rout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tennis-No tournaments in China as WTA releases updated schedule

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

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

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

Nestor Cortes calls old tweets ‘unacceptable’

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Former cricket tester Andrew Symonds dies in car accident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AT&T brings AR content to live sports games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Soccer-Ronaldo backs Ten Hag to deliver to Manchester United

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

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

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

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

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5 best sports games of the modern era

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

5 best sports games of the modern era

EA Sports FIFA 22

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

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

NBA 2K21

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

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

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

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

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

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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

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

UFC 4

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

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


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Best sports games of 2022 May

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

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

Here is the list of the best sports games

FIFA Soccer

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

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

KO city

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

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

rocket league

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

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

soccer coach 22

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

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

fifa22

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

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

Super Mega Baseball 3

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

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

NBA 2K22

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

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

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No contract in Tasmania for former Australian skipper Tim Paine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Online gambling industry calls for maintaining 18% GST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Games-Hangzhou Asian Games postponed to 2023 due to COVID

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Asian Games in Hangzhou postponed due to COVID outbreak in China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Arsenal manager Arteta signs new contract until 2025

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Leicester given injury boost ahead of Rome trip

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

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

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

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

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

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The best sports games on PS5

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

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

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

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

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

The top 8 best sports games on PS5

8. Cricket 22

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

7. NHL 22

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

6.FIFA 22

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

5. MLB The Show 22

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

4. Republic of Horsemen

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

3.NBA 2K21

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

2.WWE 2K22

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

1. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

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

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

New PS4 tournaments feature iconic combat, FPS and sports games

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

A look back at PS4 tournaments in 2021

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

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

Upcoming programs on PS4

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

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

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

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

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

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

**To see complete rules

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

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

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

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

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

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

**To see complete rules

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

Available now only in North America until July 30.

***To see complete rules

*Active PS Plus membership required for PlayStation Tournaments: Flash Rounds. Eligible country and age requirements vary by title. See full rules by title.
FIFA 22: complete rules
NBA 2K22: complete rules

**Access to PS4, game title and active PS Plus subscription required. Must be 18+ and a member of an eligible country. Void where prohibited.

*** Access to PS4, game title and active PS Plus subscription required. Must be 16+ and a member of an eligible country. Void where prohibited.

****Active PS Plus membership required for PlayStation Tournaments: FGC Fight Nights. Eligible country and age requirements vary by title. See full rules by title.
BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle: complete rules
Guilty Equipment -Strive-: complete rules
Mortal Kombat 11: complete rules
SoulCalibur VI: complete rules
Tekken 7: complete rules
Under Night at childbirth: complete rules

Written to Commissioner to act on encroachments: Mayor of EDMC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tiger Woods heads to Southern Hill for PGA practice round

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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American basketball importer Adams named Australian NBL MVP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fury acknowledged “ups and downs” on Wednesday.

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

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

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A selection of the best sports games for your smartphone

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

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

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

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


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


Madden NFL Mobile Soccer

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

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


NBA 2K20

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

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


MLB 9 innings 22

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

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


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


golf star

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

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


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Former Bangladeshi spinner Mosharraf Hossain dies aged 40

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

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

He is survived by his wife and one child.

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

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

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

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The best sports games for Android mobiles in 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cycling-British Cycling offer support to Wiggins after abuse allegations

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

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

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

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

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

Panthers LB Damien Wilson facing assault charge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The national under-18 chess championship will start from Monday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sreenidi’s Colombian striker Castaneda is also a manufacturing engineer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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High school sports games postponed due to snowy, freezing weather – WCCO

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GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. (WCCO) – It didn’t matter if you played baseball professionally or in high school on Thursday. Almost all games were postponed due to wintry weather which brought snow, strong winds and freezing cold.

He kept the fields quiet and the gymnasiums bustling with America’s pastime.

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“We were looking for wind chills below 20 for game time and with snow flights. It was 10 a.m. and it was snowing hard,” said Brian Wright, head coach of the Breck School varsity baseball team.

With their match postponed, training at their home ground was the next best option.

But other challenges await when mother nature does not cooperate.

“Ideally, with my 40 guys, I could use all this complex. But sometimes we have lacrosse here, we share space with softball,” he said.

Three games have been postponed for Breck so far this year. Not a crazy number, but one that could easily increase as storms approach in the coming weeks. That would mean more late-season catch-up games, putting pressure on the coaching staff to navigate the pitch count limits for players heading into the postseason.

From bats to clubs, none would be swung away on Thursday.

“We thought hopefully the 30 mph wind forecast was off by 30 miles per hour,” Michael Kraft joked.

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He is the head women’s golf coach at Edina High School, which had to cancel its second day of practice due to weather.

“Every year is different and you are at the mercy of not only the weather but also the golf courses opening when they deem it appropriate,” he said.

These obstacles, which partly explain why there is a online petition to push the sport from spring to fall.

Kraft fully agrees with this idea and thinks the other coaches agree.

“Courses are absolutely packed in the spring. Everyone is dying to go out. Around Labor Day, everyone played a lot of golf. There is not as much pressure on the courses. So that would take a lot of the pressure off the prices in the spring,” he said.

Changing seasons would take more than a petition. Kraft says a fall sport should probably move to the spring, among many other things the Minnesota State High School League should approve.

Until that happens, the indoor grind continues for both sports, as players yearn for sunny skies and a true “springtime” in their step.

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“Take every opportunity here on the inside so that when you’re on the outside, you’re ready to go,” Wright said.

Watson picks Kohli ahead of Smith, Root, Williamson and Babar

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Former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson has picked Virat Kohli as the best hitter among Test cricket’s ‘big five’, preferring not to read much about the Indian maestro’s failure to score 100 since November 2019.

According to Watson’s list, the former India captain has capped Steve Smith, Kane Williamson, Joe Root and Babar Azam.

“In test match cricket, I will always say Virat Kohli,” Watson said when asked by Isa Guha who he says is the best test hitter in the world, in his latest episode of ICC review.

“It’s almost superhuman what he’s able to do because he has such intensity every time he comes out to play,” added Watson. While Kohli has slipped to 10th in the ICC rankings, the Indian great continues to hold a remarkable Test batting record. He scored 27 Test centuries and 28 half centuries and currently has a Test batting average of just under 50.

Marnus Labuschagne, the current world No. 1 Test batsman, who played 26 Test matches and averaged 54.31, is said to have raised the ‘big ‘five’ to a ‘big six’, but was left out of the debate on this subject due to a minimum criteria of 40 tests, the ICC said in a report published on its official website.

Regarding Pakistani skipper Babar, whom he kept at number two, Watson noted, ”Babar Azam is playing incredibly well. ” (It’s great) to be able to see how he’s adapted his game to really move his game to Test cricket as well. “Babar Azam would probably be No. 2 right now. ”Babar is currently ranked the fifth best striker in the world and looks to be on the rise if his recent performances against Australia are up to par. He hit a stunning 196 in the second test in Karachi and finished the series with a total of 390 runs.

Of Watson’s third best hitter, Smith, he said the Aussie star was “just starting to come off a bit”. on bowlers like he did when he was at his best. For me, Steve has lowered this list a bit.” Smith is second in the ICC rankings, with only Australian teammate Labuschagne ranked ahead of him. Of Williamson, whom Watson currently considers the fourth best in the world, the Australian said: “Kane knows his game inside out and knows how to put pressure on bowlers in all conditions.” While Williamson has only played two Test matches in the last 12 months, he remains ranked as the third best hitter. The Kiwi veteran has 24 Test centuries under his belt and can still have plenty of cricket in him if he can overcome his injury problems.

Coming to his fifth-best Root hitter, Watson said: ”Joe Root recently scored a hundred but he had a bit of time along Steve Smith’s lines where he wasn’t able to nail the big scores as it has done in the past. ” ” It’s amazing how these world class hitters go through waves where instead of scoring those big hundreds they get the 70s-80s but still impact the game but aren’t able to really keep that really high level of getting those big races like they’ve done in the past,” added Watson.

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Olympic gymnasts face inflated expectations at NCAA

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Sunisa Lee arrived in Tokyo last summer relatively unknown. Then came the Olympics, the encounter of a lifetime, a gold medal she once thought was unreachable, and name status in her sport for life.

His full title and the touch of fame that came with it did little to spoil his plans. She moved to Auburn to start her freshman year just weeks after returning to the United States with three medals in her carry-on. Relaxed name, image and likeness rules meant she didn’t have to choose between ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and taking online classes while competing for the Tigers.

The 19-year-old did everything she had in mind, both on and off the mat. Her personal brand is in full swing, and Auburn is competing at the NCAA Nationals this week for the first time since 2016, just as she hoped when she left Japan last summer.

Still, Lee and fellow Olympians Jade Carey (Oregon State), Grace McCallum (Utah) and Jordan Chiles (UCLA) will take to the stage on Thursday with something the rest of the peloton doesn’t: the weight of inflated expectations, the kind that comes with the territory after standing on an Olympic podium with your country’s flag hoisted to the rafters.

“I think all Olympians have that burden,” Auburn coach Jeff Graba said. “I think Suni maybe has it more than most just because the all-around gold medalist always has a bit of an extra burden on him.” Still, Graba is quick to point out that Olympic gymnastics and NCAA gymnastics are the same sport. in spirit, but not necessarily in practice.

The skill level is different. The time commitment is different. The scoring is different. The atmosphere of the first team is different. All of this may require a period of adjustment.

Carey, who won floor exercise gold in Tokyo, admits going from over 30 hours in the gym while training for the Olympics to the NCAA-imposed 20-hour limit with the Beavers – not to mention having accumulated more than a dozen encounters in three. months – took some getting used to.

“We don’t train as much, so I’m not super tired,” Carey said. ”But I would say, like the middle of the season. I was like, ‘Whoa, like that’s a lot of competition.’ That’s because it is. The elite schedule is designed to ensure athletes peak a handful of times per year. The collegiate season covers a fraction of that while requiring gymnasts to don their leotards and salute the judges much more frequently.

This is one of the reasons why collegiate gymnastics favors precision. Yes, the level of gymnastics might not be what you see at the Olympics, but if you held the Olympics every week for 13 consecutive weeks, it might look a lot like what will be featured inside Dickie’s Arena this weekend.

Yet the distinction could get lost in translation.

Eight months ago, Lee stunned the world – perhaps especially herself – when she became the fifth consecutive American to win the Olympic title. This week, the reality is that she’s not the prohibitive favorite to win the NCAA crown. Florida senior Trinity Thomas put together 18 routines this year, the judges scored a 10.0, the highest in the nation. A former and possibly future elite – she said ‘nothing is set in stone’ after this weekend – Thomas has been where Lee and company are now, trying to find a way to recalibrate their skills and mindset.

“I kinda like the aspect of trying to make it as good as possible because you were aiming for that 10,” Thomas said. “And so that was really cool for me and like something that I kind of got to change and be like, OK, I want everything to be literally perfect, don’t you? “An option that doesn’t exist at Elite. This is hardly the case collectively. The judges awarded an impressive 69 perfect 10s this season, including a weekend where all four 2020 Olympians saw the iconic number appear on the scoreboard for them at least once.

And yes, it was pretty dope.

“I was really excited, like I had done the Olympics again,” Childs said.

And a trip back to their sport’s biggest stage remains Childs, Lee and Carey’s goal. Childs and Carey are attending a U.S. national team camp later this month. Lee’s immediate future remains a little uncertain – Graba said he would sit down with his star after the NCAAs to discuss his options – but Lee was quick to say she would like to be in Paris in 2024 .

Trying to compete at the elite and collegiate levels at the same time is incredibly demanding, which means this trip to nationals may be their only one. Yet their appearance provided another jolt to a booming level of the sport.

If anyone other than an Olympian steps onto the podium Thursday night with the all-around title in hand, Childes sees it as proof that the talent pool at the college level extends far beyond Olympians. That’s not a bad thing. “Honestly, every girl that comes out on NCAA soil, any floor in general, is talented, gifted and has the dedication to be in the sport,” Childs said. “So their reward is what their reward is and they deserve every bit of it.”

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Brazil poll shows Bolsonaro halved Lula’s lead in a month

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Former leftist President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva’s lead in Brazil’s presidential race has been halved in a month by far-right President Jair Bolsonaro, according to a new poll on Wednesday. PoderData’s opinion poll showed that Lula would get 40% of the voting intentions against 35% for Bolsonaro if the October elections were held on Wednesday. In mid-March, when Bolsonaro’s former justice minister was still in contention, Lula also had 40% support, but the incumbent only attracted 30%.

In a mock second round, Lula would beat Bolsonaro by 47% to 38%, just nine percentage points, PoderData found, down from the 14-point advantage seen a month ago and a gap of 22. points at the start of 2022. Other polls from major pollsters have also shown Lula’s advantage gradually eroding, although they show it with a more comfortable lead. Datafolha put Lula ahead in the first round by 17 percentage points in mid-March, up from 26 in December.

PoderData said Bolsonaro had gained 3 points since former judge Sergio Moro, who quit as justice minister in 2020, said he was dropping out of the race, leading the pollster to rule out his name of the investigation. PoderData, the polling arm of news site Poder360, said Lula had a clear lead over Bolsonaro in Brazil’s poorest northeast, but the president was ahead in the midwestern agricultural belt and in northern Brazil.

The gap between voter intentions for Lula and Bolsonaro is within the margin of error in Brazil’s wealthier south and southeast. PoderData surveyed 3,000 voters by phone across the country between April 10 and April 12. The poll has a margin of error of 2 percentage points up or down.

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Indian GM Praggnanandhaa wins Reykjavik Chess Open

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Young Indian grandmaster R Pragganandhaa won the prestigious Reykjavik Open chess tournament here on Tuesday with 7.5 points from nine rounds.

Pragganandhaa, 16, beat compatriot GM D Gukesh in the final round to emerge as the sole winner. Praggnanandhaa turned things around in the all-Indian battle after his opponent blundered as he looked to be losing.

The highly rated Indian went undefeated through the nine rounds and finished with victories over Matthieu Cornette (France) and Gukesh in the last two rounds.

He also had four other victories, including that against American Abhimanyu Mishra, who last year became the youngest grandmaster at the time at the age of 12 years and four months.

Praggnanandhaa (ELO 2624) gained 13.2 ELO points after the triumph. He had recently grabbed the limelight after knocking down world number one Magnus Carlsen in an online tournament.

Gukesh, who recorded six points, finished 17th while general manager Abhijeet Gupta took eighth place, earning 6.5 points.

Dutch GM Max Warmerdam took second place seven points ahead of Mads Anderson (Denmark), who also scored the same number of points. Abhimanyu Mishra had seven points and finished fifth.

Among other Indians, IM Tania Sachdev (6 points) took 21st place while experienced GM B Adibhan scored 5.5 points and settled for 34th place.

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Soccer-Blatter and Platini to face corruption trial in Switzerland in June

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Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter and former UEFA President Michel Platini will go on trial in June to face corruption charges in Switzerland over a $2million payment that world football’s governing body paid to Platini, the court heard on Tuesday.

Both Blatter and Platini have repeatedly denied past wrongdoing during the incident, for which Swiss prosecutors have charged them https://www.Reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/blatter-platini-indicted -by-swiss-authorities-over-2 -million-swiss-francs-2021-11-02/#:~:text=ZURICH%2C%20Nov%202%20(Reuters),de%20Suisse%20said%20on %20Tuesday in November. Prosecutors allege Blatter misarranged payment to Platini, who led France to victory at the 1984 European Championship, in 2011 for consultancy work. Blatter and Platini said the payment was for backdated salary.

Both are suspected of fraud and other charges amid what has become the biggest corruption scandal to rock FIFA. Blatter, who led FIFA for 17 years, resigned in 2015, followed by Platini in 2016. Both were banned for six years for breaches of ethics.

The trial in the Swiss Federal Criminal Court is due to begin on June 8 and last until June 22, the court said on its website. Blatter’s attorney’s office declined to comment. At the time of his arraignment, Blatter said, “I look forward to the trial in Federal Criminal Court with optimism and hope that this story will come to an end and that all the facts will be dealt with properly.”

Platini’s Swiss lawyer was not immediately available for comment. In the past, he said his client was innocent and the case should have been closed long ago. The court said that Blatter and Platini are accused of having illegally obtained, at the expense of FIFA, the payment of 2 million Swiss francs (2.15 million dollars) and social security contributions worth about 229,000 francs for Platini.

“Among other things, Michel Francois Platini had submitted to FIFA in 2011 a presumably fictitious invoice for an (allegedly) still existing claim for his consulting activities for FIFA in the years 1998 to 2002,” he said. ($1 = 0.9304 Swiss francs)

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Sports News Roundup: Sidney Crosby’s OT heroism breaks Penguins skid; Golf-Major victory cements Scheffler as the best player in the world and more

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NBA roundup: Klay Thompson scores season-high 41 in Warriors win

Klay Thompson scored a season-high 41 points and led a 3-point shooting barrage as the visiting Golden State Warriors beat the New Orleans Pelicans 128-107 in the regular season finale for both teams Sunday night. Thompson, playing in just his 32nd game after returning from Achilles surgery, scored over 30 points for the fourth time in his last six games and surpassed his previous record of 38 points. He made 7 of 14 3-pointers as the Warriors (53-29) made 19 of 33 from beyond the arc.

NHL roundup: Sidney Crosby’s OT heroics end Penguins skid

Sidney Crosby scored 2:21 into overtime Sunday for his 1,400th career point as the Pittsburgh Penguins snapped a four-game losing streak with a 3-2 win over the Nashville Predators. Crosby, playing his 1,100th game, tipped a pass from Rickard Rakell inside the left post. It was Crosby’s third point of the game, with an earlier goal and an assist.

Golf-Major victory cements Scheffler as the best player in the world

Scottie Scheffler held steady and picked up a three-stroke victory at the Masters on Sunday to win the coveted “green jacket” and cement his status as the best golfer in the world. From his first PGA Tour win at the Phoenix Open just two months ago to his first major title at Augusta National, Schleffer’s rise has been nothing short of meteoric.

Italy seizes properties belonging to Russian racer Mazepin – law enforcement sources

Italy has seized properties worth around 105 million euros ($114.45 million) belonging to former Russian Formula One driver Nikita Dmitrievich Mazepin and his oligarch father, the newspaper said on Monday. Reuters two police sources. The operation targeted a villa – known as Rocky Ram – located in the north of the island of Sardinia. It is part of wider efforts to penalize wealthy Russians linked to President Vladimir Putin after Moscow invaded Ukraine on February 24.

Motor racing title defense is already a big task, says Verstappen

Max Verstappen says two things need to happen for him to have a chance of successfully defending his Formula 1 title and Red Bull is not succeeding either at the moment. The 24-year-old Dutchman has delivered his verdict after suffering a second retirement in three races on Sunday, with the Australian Grand Prix leaving him a whopping 46 points behind dominant Ferrari winner Charles Leclerc.

Football-UEFA orders partial closure of Atletico stadium for Man City clash

UEFA on Monday ordered the partial closure of Atletico Madrid’s Wanda Metropolitano stadium for their Champions League quarter-final second leg against Manchester City on Wednesday due to “discriminatory behaviour” by its fans. Kevin De Bruyne’s 70th-minute goal earned City a 1-0 home win in the first leg last Tuesday, after which the Spanish side were charged with fan offenses including throwing objects .

MLB roundup: Hunter Greene shines on Reds debut

Hunter Greene was strong in his major league debut on Sunday, and teammate Tyler Stephenson homered in his hometown as the visiting Cincinnati Reds beat the Atlanta Braves 6-3 to win a game of their four-game weekend series. One of baseball’s most heralded pitching prospects, Greene has exceeded 100 mph on 20 of his 92 pitches in five innings.

Grand National, Man City-Liverpool clash covers busy weekend for sports betting

UK bookmakers had one of their busiest times this weekend with punters around the world betting on major sporting events as the Grand National, Masters and Premier League clash between title hunters Manchester City and Liverpool. 888, a pure online sportsbook player, said the National, which welcomed fans for the first time in three years on Saturday, was its biggest ever horseracing event, with “customers placing bets from all over the world “, helping the bookmaker attract a record number of new customers.

Tennis-Returning Wawrinka knocked out by Bublik in Monte Carlo opener

Stan Wawrinka marked his return to Tour-level competition for the first time in 13 months by showing glimpses of his old form, but the Swiss failed to pass Alexander Bublik in the first round of the Monte Carlo Masters, losing 3-6 7-5 6 -2 on Monday. The three-time Grand Slam champion suffered a foot injury at the start of 2021 and had surgery in March last year before another operation three months later, only returning to action at a Challenger tournament Tour to Marbella last month.

Motor racing – A teenage Russian karter investigated by the FIA ​​for a salute on the podium

A 15-year-old Russian go-karter is being investigated by motor racing’s world governing body after giving an apparent fascist-style salute on the podium at a race in Portugal last weekend . The International Automobile Federation (FIA) said in a statement on Monday that it had launched an immediate investigation into Artem Severiukhin’s “unacceptable conduct”.

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Batt:RE will be RCB’s official EV partner for IPL

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Electric two-wheeler maker Batt:RE has teamed up with Royal Challengers Bangalore as the latter’s official EV partner for the ongoing 15th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), according to a statement on Monday. The partnership will include the distribution of signed team merchandise and memorabilia, as well as jerseys and sticks. Additionally, it will also feature the Batt:RE logo on all sponsor boards, the official RCB website as well as the cricket team’s bus and car, according to a statement. “Our vision is to foster brand relationships while building a relationship with their fans by delivering the message of a greener future. Through this strategic partnership, we hope to broaden our horizons to a wider and discerning audience, who share our passion for cleaner mobility,” said Batt:RE Founder and Director Nishchal Chaudhary. “We are thrilled to partner with Batt:RE in their efforts RCB has always been an environmentally and sustainability conscious brand and is proud to partner with brands that share the same philosophy,” said the Vice President. and head of Royal Challengers Bangalore Rajesh Menon.

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Cricket-Ashwin’s ‘retreat’ tactic could catch on

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Ravichandran Ashwin became the first player to be ‘retired’ in an Indian Premier League (IPL) on Sunday, making way for a more attacking hitter to speed up the scoring, and pundits predict more teams will adopt the tactic.

Promoted to number six in the Rajasthan Royals order, Ashwin hit 28 out of 23 before intentionally leaving in 19th, much to the astonishment of rival Lucknow Super Giants players. Riyan Parag came on at bat and wasted little time, hitting eight on four, including a six, as Rajasthan won the game by three runs.

“It was the right time to do it,” head coach Kumar Sangakkara told reporters after Rajasthan recorded their third win in four matches to top the points table. “Ashwin himself was also asking on the pitch, and we had discussed that just before, about what we were going to do.

“I thought the way Ashwin handled that situation, walking under pressure, the way he punched in support of the team and then ultimately sacrificed himself in terms of a takedown, was just magnificent.” Sonam Tongbay of Bhutan is the only batsman to be ‘retired’ in an international match, facing Maldives at the 2019 South Asian Games.

Fans on social media found it fitting that Ashwin was involved in the scheme. The 35-year-old off-spinner has taken leg breaks in National cricket to fool batsmen and has even been known to try to put out non-strikers if they back up too far.

West Indies versatile player Carlos Brathwaite is among those who believe more teams could use the Twenty20 cricket tactic. “I think it was brave from Rajasthan,” Brathwaite told the ESPNcricinfo website.

“I think in the future it’s something that we’ll probably see a lot more of… It’s something that will be part of the game.”

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Baseball-Five storylines to follow during the 2022 MLB season

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Five storylines to follow as the 2022 Major League Baseball season kicks off with Opening Day Thursday. 1 – Lockout ends, but can the sport grow its fanbase?

MLB’s 2022 season appeared in jeopardy when owners locked out players in early December amid disagreements over the terms of a new five-year labor agreement. The parties finally reached an agreement and the lockout ended last month without any games being called off, providing relief to those who feared a prolonged work stoppage would alienate fans.

Instead, fans seem eager to get back to the ballpark. On the day the season start date was finalized, online ticket retailer StubHub said it saw ticket sales jump 235%. While this is good news in the short term, baseball has yet to find answers to counter its declining TV viewership and aging fan base.

To do so, he will need to attract the next generation of fans by spotlighting emerging talents like Ronald Acuna Jr., Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto and playing on team rivalries in the crowded North American sports market. . 2 – Can the Braves repeat as champions? The Atlanta Braves were the surprise winners of last year’s World Series, winning the best-of-seven series 4-2 over the Houston Astros despite winning just 88 games in the regular season.

The club lost slugger Freddie Freeman to the Dodgers in the offseason but still have plenty of pop in a roster that includes Acuna, who will look to return in May from a torn right ACL, as well as Marcell Ozuna, Eddie Rosario and Adam Duvall. The pitching team that includes Max Fried, Charlie Morton and Ian Anderson received a boost with the addition of closer Kenley Jansen last month.

This Braves team has no obvious holes and all the pieces they need to win the NL East and more. 3 – Back-to-back Ohtani MVPs? Los Angeles Angels two-way star Ohtani had one of the most impressive seasons in baseball history last year as a hitter and pitcher and was later named the unanimous winner of the AL MVP award 2021.

He earned comparisons to Hall of Famer Babe Ruth as he went 9-2 on the mound while hitting 46 homers. He graced the cover of Sony’s “MLB The Show 22” video game. There’s no reason to think he won’t be able to do it again – provided the 27-year-old Japanese can stay healthy.

Ohtani hit his third spring training home run on Sunday and will be the opening day starter for the first time in his MLB career on Thursday against the Astros. The rulebook has even been changed to reflect his unique talents.

On the days he pitches, he will also be listed as a designated hitter, meaning he can stay in the game to bat even after finishing on the mound in what has been dubbed the “Shohei Ohtani Rule”. All signs point to Ohtani making even more history this season. 4 – Big names in new teams

Some of the biggest names in the game will be donning new uniforms this season and it will be fascinating to see how they fit into their new surroundings and when they face their old teams. Three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer has signed a three-year, $130 million contract with the Mets and the right-hander could face his former team, the Washington Nationals, on Opening Day.

Shortstop Corey Seager signed a massive $325 million 10-year deal with the Texas Rangers that saw him leave the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he won the 2020 World Series MVP award. Seager will be a stalwart for Rangers alongside Marcus Semien, who signed a seven-year, $175 million deal in December to join Rangers.

Former Brave Freeman will wear Dodger blue and join a team most consider the favorites to win the title, while rival San Francisco Giants have added former Dodger and Brave Joc Pederson to their roster. 5 – Players return from injury Nine-time MLB All-Star Mike Trout, who is already considered by many to be one of the greatest players of all time, is set to return for the Angels after having missed most of last season with a torn calf muscle.

If he’s fully healthy, the underperforming Angels team could have a real chance in the AL West, where they’ll be looking to make the playoffs for the first time since 2014. The Houston Astros and tough –starting right-hander Justin Verlander, who missed all of last season after undergoing Tommy John surgery.

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Chinese football clubs risk relegation and expulsion for unpaid wages

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The Chinese Football Association (CFA) has said clubs that fail to settle all outstanding wages by December 31 will be relegated or expelled, while those that fail to meet the deadlines within the year will face deduct points as part of its salary arrears management plan. . The CFA disqualified Liaoning FC in the 2020 season after the club failed to provide authorities with evidence that it had settled its debts and paid employee salaries.

Lower league clubs Guangdong South China Tigers, Sichuan Longfor and Shanghai Shenxin have also dissolved after failing to submit salary and bonus confirmation form before the 2020 season. Under the plan, clubs must pay at least 30 % of total arrears by July 31, not less than 70% by October 31 and all unpaid wages by December 31.

Clubs that repay less than 30% by July 31 will be banned from registering new players in the second transfer window of the 2022 season and will be deducted three points. Clubs that repay less than 70% of total arrears by October 31 will have six points deducted.

The plan was announced after the CFA and China’s professional football union summoned clubs from the top three divisions to hold an online meeting on Sunday. The 2022 season of the top-flight Chinese Super League will begin later this month.

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Football and Australian leagues sign agreement to tackle online abuse

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Australian Rules Football clubs will use artificial intelligence to tackle online abuse after A-Leagues and Australian professional footballers signed a partnership with backup platform GoBubble. As part of the initiative, all social media channels across the league, including those owned by individual players, will be protected from offensive language using GoBubble’s technology.

“Football has a unique power to connect people from all walks of life, and we want the A-Leagues to be the most welcoming and safest place at all levels – in our online communities and in real life. “said A-League CEO Danny. Townsend. “There is no place for online abuse in our game, and this decision is part of our duty of care to the players and our fans.

“GoBubble Community’s technology protects anyone who follows player, club and league accounts from harmful abuse and keeps our communities safe.” The automated system, which was launched last year and tested by A-League clubs in February, will use machine learning-based software to monitor social media accounts to identify and address abuse. in line.

Former Melbourne Victory player Josh Hope quit the sport in 2020 aged 22 due to anxiety caused by online abuse by fans.

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Sports News Roundup: NFL-Kaepernick to pitch past NFL scouts at Michigan spring game; Football-England will face the United States at the World Cup on November 25 and more

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Football and Brazil favorites to win the World Cup in Qatar

Brazil are the favorites to win the 2022 World Cup according to bookmakers after the five-time champions were drawn on Friday along with Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon in the group stage of the showpiece event in Qatar. William Hill set up Brazil, who rose to the top of the world rankings this week, as 5-1 favorites to win the tournament ahead of France (11-2), England (6-1), England (6-1), Spain (15-2) and Argentina. (11-1).

NFL-Kaepernick to pitch past NFL scouts at Michigan spring game

Free quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s quest for a return to the National Football League (NFL) will continue this weekend when he puts on a halftime display of shots at the University of Michigan Spring Game Saturday. Draft-eligible players will receive Kaepernick’s passes and NFL team personnel in attendance will be allowed to watch the event, the NFL said on its website.

Former US goalkeeper Solo arrested on suspicion of DWI

Former US goaltender Hope Solo was arrested Thursday in North Carolina on suspicion of driving while intoxicated, a police department spokesperson said Friday. Solo was arrested in a Walmart parking lot in Winston-Salem and charged with impaired driving (DWI), resisting arrest and misdemeanor child abuse, the Winston-Salem Police Department said.

Soccer-England will face the United States at the World Cup on November 25

England will face the United States on November 25 and four-time champions Germany will face Spain two days later in two of the most anticipated matches of the World Cup group stage, according to a schedule released on Friday. . The action kicks off on November 21 with hosts Qatar taking on Ecuador at the Al Bayt Stadium, England taking on Iran and Senegal taking on the Netherlands. The United States will also face the winner of a playoff match between Wales, Scotland and Ukraine.

Exclusive-Auto racing-Vegas focus on Monaco’s future, says Brown

Las Vegas will be a stunning addition to the Formula 1 calendar next year, but will also be a focus on the future of the Monaco Grand Prix, according to McLaren boss Zak Brown. It’s long been a given that the sport needs the heritage and glamor of the Mediterranean principality, with its casino and superyachts, but this week’s announcement from Las Vegas offers glitz on another level.

Football-Brazil fear lack of European matches will cost them in Qatar

Brazil are the bookies’ favorites to win the World Cup, but their lack of friendlies against European opponents over the past four years has coach Tite unsettled, who fears it could cost them Qatar. Brazil were drawn in Group G on Friday and will face Switzerland, Serbia and Cameroon in the final.

Tennis-Norway’s Ruud ends Cerundolo’s run to reach Miami Open final

Norway’s Casper Ruud ended Francisco Cerundolo’s unexpected run to the Miami Open semifinals with a 6-4 6-1 win on Friday. Eighth-seeded Ruud converted a late break point in the first set after nerves seemed to kick in for world number 103 Cerundolo, who was in his first Masters 1000 tournament main draw.

World Cup-winning Cricket-Experience can lift England, says Knight

England captain Heather Knight hopes the experience gained from winning the Women’s World Cup in 2017 can help her side beat favorites Australia for this year’s title in Christchurch on Sunday. England – champions after beating India in the final five years ago – face an Australian side who have dominated them in recent encounters and are looking to claim the country’s seventh crown from 50 overs.

Motor racing and F1 chief says he has no plans to drop Saudi Grand Prix

Formula 1 will continue to stage the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix despite an attack on an oil storage facility near the track ahead of last weekend’s race and criticism over the country’s rights record of humans, CEO Stefano Domenicali told Reuters. The attack by the Iran-backed Houthi group in Yemen has cast doubt on the progress of Sunday’s race in Jeddah, but after discussions F1 and the drivers have collectively decided to continue after receiving security assurances Saudi authorities.

Iran and the United States, geopolitical enemies of football, will face off again at the World Cup

After more than 40 years of soured relations and months of struggle to restore a nuclear deal, the United States and Iran are now set to meet on the soccer field at this year’s World Cup. after landing together in Group B in Friday’s draw. Iranian and American coaches avoided political uproar, saying they were focused on the tournament and its ability to bring people together. England and the winners of a European playoff – Ukraine, Scotland or Wales – complete the group.

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IPL 2022: Dwayne Bravo becomes IPL’s highest wicket taker

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Chennai Super Kings versatile player Dwayne Bravo became the highest wicket taker in the Indian Premier League (IPL) on Thursday with 171 wickets to his name. Bravo achieved the feat in Thursday’s clash against Lucknow Super Giants here at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai.

“DJ Bravo, Champion, many congratulations on becoming the highest wicket taker in the IPL. You are still 37. There are still plenty of wickets left and I hope you scalp 200 wickets in the IPL” , CSK skipper Ravindra Jadeja said in a video. published on the CSK website. “Congratulations DJ Bravo on becoming the highest wicket taker in the IPL. From today you have become the official grandfather of the IPL, so congratulations once again,” the batter said. of CSK, Ambati Rayudu.

The versatile Moeen Ali also shared his wishes with the Caribbean star. “A lot of congratulations to you Bravo for your achievement. I hope you will have many more this season,” said Moeen Ali.

Bravo edged out former Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga, who has 170 IPL wickets to his name. Coming to the game, it was a complete team effort as Lucknow Super Giants chased a big 211 in 19.3 overs against Chennai Super Kings to register a six-wicket win at Brabourne Stadium.

Chennai Super Kings will now face Punjab Kings on Sunday while Lucknow Super Giants will face Sunrisers Hyderabad on Monday. (ANI)

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Stadiums built but Qatar World Cup chief scrutiny endures

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A dozen years of defending Qatar’s fitness to host the World Cup may leave Hassan Al-Thawadi exasperated by the lingering brilliance of scrutiny and accusatory rather than celebratory tone.

At times, Al-Thawadi may appear to be the face – even the leader – of this Persian Gulf nation given its importance. As head of the bid, and now general secretary of the organizing committee, Al-Thawadi has rights groups, protesting football federations and supporters around the world to respond to.

The answers don’t always appease those appalled by the plight of migrant workers whose poorly paid labor was used to build not just stadiums, but also Qatar’s wider infrastructure that goes beyond direct remit. ‘Al-Thawadi.

But it is changes to working conditions and rights in the country that Al-Thawadi is trying to highlight on the eve of the World Cup draw when the finalists find out who and where they will play in November.

”Human suffering is a tragedy. As simple as that,’ Al-Thawadi said in an interview with The Associated Press on Thursday. ”We recognized from day one before our bid to host the World Cup, that things had to change. It’s not something that came to mind after the World Cup. And yet, changes to labor laws were not part of Qatar’s public bid. They have only come in recent years rather than before construction of the eight new stadiums required after the 2010 vote began, once pressure was exerted by groups including Amnesty International.

“We knew this World Cup would be an accelerator,” he said, “and help the government make that change.” They include introducing a minimum wage and dismantling the ”kafala ” sponsorship system linking workers to their employer. Enforcement across Qatar is the challenge, especially as investigators focus on construction sites far from the eight World Cup stadiums that have been completed.

Al-Thawadi sees Qatar as setting the “benchmark” – particularly with more restrictive labor practices that persist elsewhere in the Gulf – and points to how some of the “most ardent critics” are now working with them.

“No one accepts any form of suffering, and we are doing our part to ensure that this does not happen,” he said. “I’m working very diligently and we’re very committed to seeing this progress made over the past 12 years continue past 2022 and endure.” But Al-Thawadi moved on from the interview at the FIFA Congress where Norwegian football federation president Lise Klaveness denounced the freedoms and security denied to workers and the lack of LGBTQ+ protections in Qatar.

Al-Thawadi was irritated, saying in response that Klaveness had not attempted to contact him. It’s a sign of how vexed Al-Thawadi can be to have to keep justifying Qatar as the Middle East’s premier World Cup host.

“The World Cup is an opportunity for everyone to come and understand different people from different backgrounds with different values,” Al-Thawadi said. “We don’t necessarily always…agree on everything…but that in itself should be respected and accepted.

“What we say is what we offer them, a safe World Cup, a welcoming World Cup for everyone. And it’s an opportunity for everyone to sit down and build relationships.” Al-Thawadi hopes people will listen, even if the answers or Qatari laws don’t satisfy them.

“People are very quick to judge,” he said. “Very quick and very firm in their judgment with this, whether they have all the information or not.”

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Motor racing-Hamilton says he struggled mentally and emotionally

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

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

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

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

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

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Bundesliga stadiums are full again in time for the season finale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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From butcher to French team, the destiny of Clauss changes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Erigaisi to headline Indian Chess Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tiger Woods remains listed in the field for The Masters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inspired by Ferguson, Berbatov aims to lead Bulgarian football

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Sports Games for Android and iOS Users

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

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

FIFA Mobile 22

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

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

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

Madden NFL 22 Mobile Soccer

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

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

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

Perfect MLB Round

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

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

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

NBA jam

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

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

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

real boxing 2

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

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

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

Unleashed Bike 2

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

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

Conclusion

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

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

Cubs owners slam racism after Chelsea bid backlash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IPL 15: 25% crowd allowed inside stadiums

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets for the league stage will go on sale from Wednesday and can be purchased through the league’s official website www.iplt20.com. or at www.BookMyShow.com.

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Football-Moriyasu expects aggressive Australia in World Cup clash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sports training program for inmates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

South American fans have a reputation for setting off flares, big firecrackers and smoke bombs. The club released a video https://twitter.com/Newells_en/status/1505598148089155594 of a crude device landing on the playing surface at Estadio Gigante de Arroyito de Rosario and releasing white smoke before turning off .

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

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

“We had heart and passion. You had pomegranates. Heart and passion won. Rosario is ours,” the winners said on Twitter. Former Argentina winger Cristian “Kily” Gonzalez was sacked as manager of Rosario Central following the loss, the club said in a statement https://rosariocentral.com/noticia/comunicado-7 on their website.

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

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

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

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

FIFA Soccer

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

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

Here’s a helpful player review you should read

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

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

baseball star

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

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

Player Review

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

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

Slam Dunk from TV animation

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

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

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

Player Review

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

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

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

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The problem with modern Mario sports games

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

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

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

Are mario Shallow sports games?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mario Strikers Battle League Wario Online Multiplayer Lobby
Not everyone is going to be dedicated to dominating online rankings.

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

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

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

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

FACTBOX-Football-List of confirmed bidders to buy Chelsea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Best Sports Games On PC – Film Daily

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

  1. soccer manager

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

  1. SUPER MEGA BASEBALL 3

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

  1. FIFA 2022

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

  1. MADDEN NFL 2022

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

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

Shikhar Dhawan not thinking about Team India call

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

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

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

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

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

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Sapporo shows strong support for 2030 Winter Olympics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Golf-Norman announces launch of Saudi-backed breakaway league

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

3. Open the ESPN app.

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

5. If prompted, press SharePlay.

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

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

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

FC Barcelona taps Spotify as main sponsor

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

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

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

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

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

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National Hockey League, a new initiative with DreamHack Sports Games

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

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

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

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Chelsea financially perilous after Abramovich sanction

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Former Wallabies boss Cheika named Argentina coach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

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

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

Ukrainian Paralympians appeal for peace with banner at Beijing Games

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

Tennis-Nadal says tougher penalties needed to curb player misbehavior

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

Baseball ball! MLB and players reach agreement to end lockdown

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

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

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

Soccer-Chelsea future uncertain after owner Abramovich sanctions

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

Tennis-Djokovic marks Monte Carlo Masters as his next tournament

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

Report: Raiders plan to cut LB Cory Littleton

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

NBA roundup: Suns clinch top spot in league playoffs

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

Football-UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against PSG president

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

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Tennis-Djokovic marks Monte Carlo Masters as his next tournament

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

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

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

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

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

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Baseball ball! MLB and players reach agreement to end lockdown

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Cyclisme-Astana cycling team under investigation in Luxembourg

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The company that owns the license of professional cycling team Astana Qazaqstan is under legal investigation, according to legal documents seen by Reuters on Wednesday. The investigation was opened by the Luxembourg prosecutor’s office last January under article 140 of the local penal code, which includes “falsification of documents, abuse of corporate assets, breach of trust, money laundering money and fraud”.

Astana Qazaqstan’s license, run by former Olympic champion Alexandre Vinokourov, is owned by Luxembourg-based Abacanto SA, a listed company that represents athletes and manages sporting events. Neither Astana Qazaqstan nor Abacanto could immediately be reached for comment.

The investigation was triggered by a Deloitte audit from 2019. “To be honest, I learned about this whole story through the press, and until then I was not aware of the details of this investigation,” Vinokurov told Kazakh sports site vesti.kz. Wednesday.

“Apparently we are talking about some kind of legal process that was started a year ago, when the general manager of Abacanto was another person, while I carried out purely sporting duties until the summer 2021.” Astana Qazaqstan was founded in 2007 and has seen Alberto Contador, Lance Armstrong and Vincenzo Nibali ride under their colours.

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Soccer-City Football Group bid for Atletico Mineiro – report

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City Football Group (CFG), the Abu Dhabi-based company that holds investments in Manchester City and 10 other football clubs, has made an offer to buy Brazilian league champions Atletico Mineiro, the Brazilian website reported on Monday. Globoesporte.com. The group offered about 1 billion reais ($195.64 million), according to the report, but the offer was rejected as too low.

The Belo Horizonte club are heavily indebted to a group of local businessmen who have loaned the club money over the past few years and made it one of the most successful in Brazil. The team won the Brazilian league and cup double last season and built a brand new stadium. Globo said that last year the debt reached 1.3 billion reais.

Atletico wouldn’t comment on the report, saying it was ‘speculation’. Premier League champions Manchester City did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

If the deal goes through, Atletico would be the latest Brazilian club to fall into private hands since a law was passed last year allowing outside investors to own Brazilian teams. Until then, clubs belonged to their members.

In recent months, Cruzeiro has been taken over by a consortium led by Ronaldo, Botafogo has been taken over by a group led by a co-owner of Crystal Palace, and an American investment company has taken control of Vasco da Gama. CFG is one of the most powerful names in football and the majority owner of Manchester City, New York City FC and Melbourne City.

He also invested money in Yokohama F. Marinos in Japan, Montevideo City Torque in Uruguay, Girona in Spain, Sichuan Jiuniu in China, Mumbai City in India, Lommel SK in Belgium and Troyes in France. ($1 = 5.1115 reais)

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Football-Bayern goalkeeper Neuer back in form for Salzburg second leg

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Bayern Munich goalkeeper Manuel Neuer has been deemed fit to play Tuesday’s Champions League second leg against Salzburg after recovering from a knee injury, coach Julian Nagelsmann said on Monday.

Neuer, who missed the 1-1 draw in Austria, has been out for a month after undergoing knee surgery in February. His services will be in high demand on Tuesday, with Bayern desperate to remain in contention for European silverware “If there is no knee reaction, he can play,” Nagelsmann told a press conference in line. “We know his importance as a player and a person for Bayern. I’m happy he’s back and I hope he plays tomorrow.”

Bayern are heavy favorites to reach the quarter-finals but are under pressure to advance after their last-gasp equalizer to avoid defeat in the first leg. A rule change this season means ties that are tied after the second leg go to extra time and penalties, regardless of the number of away goals scored.

Bayern are nine points clear at the top of the Bundesliga, but they slipped with a 1-1 draw at home to Bayer Leverkusen on Saturday and are also excluded from the German Cup. “Obviously we know it’s an important game for us,” said Nagelsmann, in his first season at Bayern. “If we don’t get a positive result, it’s clearly not going to be a special season.

“But I don’t expect us to be knocked out. I have justified hope that we will move on and that should be our request and we have to deliver the performance to match. We have to keep up the pace for the full 90 minutes . .” The Bavarians last won the Champions League in 2020 en route to six titles.

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Chhetri ruled out of India friendlies in Bahrain and Belarus

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The Indian football team received a major blow on Monday as their talismanic captain Sunil Chhetri was ruled out of upcoming international friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus due to injury.

The 37-year-old forward had been named among a likely 38 squad by coach Igor Stimac for the matches to be played in Manama on March 23-26.

“I was looking forward to the two friendlies against Bahrain and Belarus and it’s a shame that I missed out,” Chhetri told the Indian Football Federation (AIFF) website.

“It’s been a long and tough season and I’ve had a few minor injuries that need time to heal. I will do my best to recover in time for predator camp in May,” he added.

No less than eight new faces appeared in the list of 38 probable names for the preparatory camp before the friends.

”The potential for this team is huge, and a lot of guys are very confident thanks to their good performances during the League season.

”I’m sure we’ll put our best foot forward. I wish good luck to the team,” said Chhetri who did not specify the nature of the injury.

Goalkeepers Prabhshukhan Gill and Mohammad Nawaz, defenders Deepak Tangri and Roshan Singh, and midfielders Vikram Partap Singh, VP Suhair, Aniket Jadav and Jerry Mawihmingthanga were called up to the national camp for the first time for both matches.

AIFF said midfielder Ashique Kuruniyan, who was also named for the pre-camp, is being rehabilitated.

The players, along with the head coach and staff, will gather in Pune on March 10 for camp with training starting the following day. Players whose clubs would play in the semi-finals of the current Indian Super League will join the camp as their club commitments come to an end.

The contingent will fly to Bahrain on March 21. The Blue Tigers are set to take on Bahrain on March 23 and Belarus on March 26, with both matches starting at 9:30 p.m. IST.

There is still a cloud of uncertainty over whether India will play Belarus as the AIFF said on Tuesday it was trying to ‘avoid’ playing the Eastern European country which supported Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

FIFA has suspended Russia but has yet to announce such a measure for Belarus. Last week, European football governing body UEFA banned Belarus from hosting international matches, but this will have no impact on India’s international friendly.

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The presence of a sports psychologist is a positive thing for the Indian team: Sneh Rana

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Indian all-rounder Sneh Rana says the presence of a sports psychologist has benefited her team immensely. Rana’s remarks came after India beat Pakistan by 107 points in their opening match of the ongoing ICC 50th Women’s World Cup.

“She’s been connected with us for a long time, however, we couldn’t talk much online. So when she’s with us – obviously all of us players have to deal with ups and downs in our careers. That’s stressful when you can’t to play for your team. But we got a lot of positive vibes from our psychologist and she handled everything very well to help us overcome the stressful situation during our career. In my opinion, his presence is a positive thing for our team,” Rana told a virtual press conference. Sneh Rana and Pooja Vastrakar’s fighting shots were backed by comprehensive bowling performances as India beat the Pakistan by 107 points in the fourth match of the current 50-year-old ICC Women’s World Cup.

“Indeed, it was an emotional moment to represent your team at the world cup. It was my dream to represent my country in the world cup team. And yes, finally this moment has come into my life. And if you perform when your team needs it, then it becomes a more valuable moment. So, I feel very satisfied,” said Rana. Pooja Vastrakar (67), Smriti Mandhana (52) and Sneh Rana (53*) were the best performers as India posted 244/7 Vastrakar and Rana formed a stand of 122 for the seventh wicket In the last five overs India scored more runs to bring the tally to the beyond the 240 point mark.

“I have known Pooja for a long time and she is very good at running the strike. In National cricket when she was playing against me and to be honest I thought if she kept playing like that she would win the final match as well. Fortunately, it was our day and we got the win. However, we discussed among ourselves that we are good at swinging the ball and that we are the last pair of hitters. We planned to take the game close and Congratulations to her on being declared Woman of the Match and good luck,” Rana said. When asked if she would like to play at the top of the order, Rana said, “That decision depends on the team management. However, we aim to play in any position our team needs us. If we are given the opportunity to strike at the top of the order, then obviously we will take advantage of it and play our part in the victory of the team.” (ANI)

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Cricket-Friend of Warne reveals final hours before cricketer’s death

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Shane Warne gave presents of his old cricketer clothes and ate the traditional Australian snack of Vegemite on toast in the final hours before his death on Friday, an associate of the cricketer great said. Tom Hall was staying at the resort in Koh Samui, Thailand, where Warne was found unconscious in his bedroom at a villa he shared with three travel companions.

Hall, managing director of The Sporting News website, said there were ‘no unusual circumstances’ surrounding Warne’s death on Friday after the former spin bowler met friends and watched cricket on TV . “The first question is, ‘How can we watch the Australia v Pakistan test here in Thailand; is the game about to start? “, Hall wrote on the website https://www.sportingnews.com/au/cricket/news/letter-sporting-news-shane-warne-you-dont-know/av67eucjcvy9ktn4y1wacs7q, quoting Warne.

“Warney and cricket have never been far apart.” A few bullets into the test match, Warne jumped up and rushed excitedly to his room.

“He came back with an armful of clothes looking like a garage sale,” Hall said. “Shane had been working with me at The Sporting News for about a year and he presented me with his 2005 Ashes Test sweater, his 2008 IPL shirt and a one day international shirt and cap to be placed at the TSN offices in Australia and United Kingdom.”

He said Warne told stories of his first Indian Premier League (IPL) season where he led the Rajasthan Royals to the inaugural Twenty20 title. After joking around with the various cricket gear and taking pictures, the friends decided to “have a quick bite to eat”.

“I’ve dined with Shane at many fine establishments, but rather than sample local Thai cuisine, we enjoyed a plate of Vegemite on toast,” Hall said. “Shane mumbles, ‘Damn, you can’t beat Vegemite with butter, still awesome wherever you are in the world.’

“An Aussie through and through – this was to prove to be his last meal.” Warne had experienced chest pain before his death in Thailand and suffered from asthma and heart problems, Thai police said on Saturday, citing information from Warne’s family.

Hall said none of Warne’s traveling companions were aware of his doctor’s visit, although he complained to a friend of “some chest pains and shortness of breath”. “He knew he was a little overweight and was getting back to training harder. His Australian traveling companions did all they could, local ambulance crews arrived quickly.”

Warne’s body was taken in for an autopsy on Sunday. Thai police declined to comment on the likely cause of death, but were not treating it as suspicious. Warne’s family had accepted the offer of a state funeral, his Victoria state government said.

The Nine Network announced on Monday that the funeral could take place at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, where the Great Southern Stand will soon be renamed SK Warne Stand in honor of great cricket. “We will be working out all the details of Shane Warne’s state funeral over the next few days, working closely with Shane’s family and ensuring it is a fitting tribute to an extraordinary Victorian,” said Victoria’s Deputy Premier James Merlino to reporters on Monday. .

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Wordle mania: five letters and a word connecting the world

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Farewell or adios, wake up or smile, or just blow it away with a random word? This is Wordle, the five-letter world so to speak in which millions ponder the question daily when a blank gray grid opens inviting players to put in a word – any word that can lead them to the correct answer in six tries.

Opening strategy is key, and everyone has their own favorite, some using words with the most vowels, others with consonants, those using the same starter every day, and others pulling out any old word.

The internet game has united the world with the most disparate in thrall, from the busy executive and retired bureaucrat to the harassed teacher and prankster student, their day incomplete unless they end up with Word of the Day.

Part of the charm is that Wordle isn’t about downloading an app but just clicking a link and only being able to be played once a day, said Shreya Punj, one of the many people who sure not to miss his daily appointment with the puzzle.

“My partner finds it amusing that I set an alarm at midnight just so I could play the game before calling it a day. I’ve won 95% of my games and have a 38-day streak (number of games she’s won on the trot),” said the 29-year-old who runs Pocket’s audiobooks division. FM. A moment after midnight, just as the clock strikes a new day, is when a new word is uploaded. There are exactly 24 hours left.

For those unfamiliar with the latest internet sensation, Wordle is a guessing game where people are given a five-letter puzzle to solve in six tries each day. The correct letters appear in yellow boxes, the correct letters, in the correct places, will appear in green square boxes. The eliminated letters will be black. And so on, try eliminating the letters until you get the right combination. Every day gives rise to lively debates, in daily conversations between friends, family and colleagues, on social networks and sometimes even in published articles.

Sometimes the word is easy and the player has most of the letters right, but the combinations are many – try “hurry”, “mushy”, “tasty” until you get to the right “wicked”. It was very nasty with four tries passed, many were furious. Or the day the word was “caulking” and Congress leader and wordsmith Shashi Tharoor, who had posted his score, was at the center of many conversations to achieve it before the more familiar “yawn”. According to Punj, there’s something old-school about Wordle that helps “keep the excitement and wonder going”.

She said she was hooked after finding her Twitter timeline flooded with Wordle scores posted by participants, a little grid of squares that tells you how many tries you got it.

”I saw a lot of people posting their results, I was intrigued and went to see. One game, and I was hooked! More than FOMO (fear of missing out), it was the sheer joy of solving a puzzle with so much new knowledge online,” she said.

While Punj waits for the end of the day to exercise his brain, Aishwarya Baikoh does so while waking up. The day doesn’t begin until she does.

”I’ve always liked puzzles and word games, so I was tempted to ‘test’ my skills. I play the game first thing in the morning before I even get out of bed. Wordle fever has taken hold of my Twitter feed and some of my friends and relatives,” the 27-year-old podcaster said.

So when Denyse Holt, 80, a retired teacher from Chicago, didn’t upload her Wordle score for the day last month, her daughter in Seattle grew concerned. According to media reports, a man broke into Holt’s home and held her hostage for 17 hours. The daughter realized something was wrong with her drug-addicted mother Wordle and called the police, who rescued the elderly woman. Wordle’s story is as interesting as the online puzzle – it also has a connection to India.

It was created by American software engineer Josh Wardle for his Indian partner Palak Shah who loves puns. With Shah elated and the family’s Whatsapp group obsessed with the game, Wardle sensed success and introduced it to the rest of the world in October.

The rest, as they say, is history.

On November 1, just four months ago, only 90 people played there. Since then, the game has attracted several million users around the world. The massive success led The New York Times to buy it for an “undisclosed” seven-figure sum.

The acquisition was not particularly well received by its users who took to different social media platforms wondering if the NYT was trying to make their beloved Wordle harder by using words like “favor”. and “humor”, catching players off guard with American spelling.

“I can’t wait for my next therapy session to start with ‘I hate NYT words and it really stresses me out because it’s either easy or too hard, there’s no in-between'”, tweeted Anoop from Mumbai.

“Wordle made me happy earlier, the whole NYT acquisition made it difficult and meddles with my confidence,” added Ruhi Prasad from Hyderabad. Wordle aficionado Nishant Kurup disagrees. Wordle’s change in ownership leading to word complexity is nothing but “social media hype”, he said.

”There have been a few weird words since the NYT took over – one was ‘caulk’ and another harsh was ‘cynic’ because it uses a letter twice and only one vowel. Other than these, the words have more or less been standard words that one uses on a daily basis,” said Kurup, who works in a shop. Baikoh argued that there are only a limited number of five-letter words in the English language and that “some words will eventually be more difficult than others”, which she said had to happen even if Wardle or someone else was running the game.

His only fear: “the game will cease to be free overnight and will be hidden behind a paywall”.

The NYT, in its announcement, said the game would “initially remain free” for its current and new users. How long it will remain so, no one knows. Until then, play, seems to be the motto of the Wordle obsessed.

Building on the popularity of the daily word puzzle game, several spin-offs including Quordle, Dordle, Octordle and Sedecordle. Many offer players unlimited games per day – so no 24-hour wait for a new word – and multiple words to guess at once. PTI MG MIN MIN MIN

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Australia shocked by cricket mourns cricketing great ‘Warnie’

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An Australian man paid his respects with flowers and beer bottles in front of a statue of Shane Warne in Melbourne on Saturday, after the country woke up to the shocking news that the cricketer great had died of a suspected heart attack as he was on vacation in Thailand. As many in the sporting world and beyond have expressed their grief, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has offered Warne’s family a state funeral for the sportsman known to his compatriots simply as ‘Warnie’.

One of the greatest bowlers of all time whose talent and personality transcended cricket, Warne died on Friday at the age of 52, shortly after arriving in Koh Samui for a holiday. Thai police said on Saturday they were not treating his death as suspicious and that Warne’s body would be transferred to the mainland for a full autopsy to determine the cause of death.

“Shane was one of our greatest cricketers of all time…but Shane was more than that to Australians. Shane was one of our country’s greatest characters,” Morrison said in a statement. Warne’s death dominated local media on Saturday, pushing news of the devastating floods on Australia’s east coast and the war in Ukraine above news reports and websites.

On social media, other players’ tributes were joined by famous fans such as rock stars Mick Jagger, Elton John and Ed Sheeran. Martin Pakula, sports minister for the home state of Warne, Victoria, said the Great Southern Stand at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where the spinner won his 700th wicket on Boxing Day 2006, would be renamed SK Warne Stand. The new nickname refers to the cricketer’s first and middle name, Keith.

A somber stream of people laid flowers, cricket balls and beer bottles at the foot of the statue showing Warne in full flight as a bowler. “I came to pay tribute to a guy who just loved sports, who loved all sports, football, cricket,” Australian professional soccer player Tom Mitchell, 28, said as he left a soccer ball.

David Latta, 64, a local resident who attended many of Warne’s games at the MCG, said “everybody wanted to be that guy. Everybody.” “NOT SUSPICIOUS”

Thai police say one of three friends staying with Warne at a private villa went to see the former cricketer when he failed to show up for dinner on Friday. Finding Warne unconscious, the friend performed CPR, which was again attempted by paramedics and medical staff at the Thai International Hospital. Thai National Police spokesman Kissana Phathanacharoen said Warne’s body would be transferred to Surat Thani, about 80 km away, for an autopsy. He gave no time frame for when that would happen.

“The case is still under investigation and will require a detailed autopsy result to prove the true cause of death,” Kissana said. With the villa under tight security on Saturday, police also planned to speak to fellow travelers from Warne.

“We’re not going to press charges and they haven’t done anything wrong,” Chatchawin Nakmusik, a police officer in Bo Phut, told Reuters. “We’ll only ask what happened because they were with him at the time.” Chatchawin said police are awaiting news from Warne’s relatives about the repatriation of his body.

Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne said earlier officials would travel to Koh Samui on Saturday to offer assistance to Thai authorities and help arrange the return of her body. COURT CONTROVERSY

Warne’s latest Tweet was a tribute to another former great Australian cricketer, wicketkeeper Rod Marsh, who died earlier on Friday at the age of 74. The Australian men’s and women’s teams will wear black armbands in honor of Warne when playing games in Pakistan and New Zealand respectively. Saturday.

Credited with reviving the art of the leg spin, Warne made his Test debut in 1992 against India, kicking off a 15-year international career. Warne was listed as one of the five greatest players of the 20th century by Wisden Cricketers’ Almanac, but his difficult life often made tabloid headlines.

The crafty spinner frequently courted controversy and served a 12-month suspension after testing positive for banned diuretics in 2003. “Of course he was controversial, but also put cricket on the map for a lot of people,” Sydney resident Eddie Piazza told Reuters.

“So he did a few crazy things, but what a legend and we should remember him for the good things.”

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Why UFL could be a game-changer for sports games

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The football playing space has been dominated by AAA titles like Fifa who shaped the genre and created a massive and dedicated playerbase. Over the years, however, players have grown frustrated with the lack of content added to newer full-price games, unfair matchmaking in online play, and pay-to-win features available in these games. The next UFL The game, currently being developed by Strikerz Inc, seeks to produce a football game that solves many of these problems.

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UFL will be a free game with regular updates to add new players or change existing stats of some players in the game. The free platform makes it accessible, and Strikerz Inc has decided to focus a large part of the game on the online play while offering players the chance to try out the offline or couch co-op modes that made the genre such a popular choice in the early days. Strikerz Inc’s model for this game could upend the entire genre and force companies like EA to take a hard look at how future titles are made.

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Why is the UFL important?


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UFL will focus on providing players with fair matchmaking options and reliable updates to make online play more enjoyable for everyone. This means that players will only be able to play against people of the same rank, ensuring that new players will not be destroyed by veteran players. It was a huge problem in the Fifa franchise, as matchmaking simply finds available players regardless of skill level, ensuring this is not a newcomer-friendly space. UFL’s strategy could elevate it to the top of the football playing space and make it a mainstay for fans of the genre.

Another great promise UFL tries to ensure that there is no pay-to-win mechanism in the game. of FIFA online modes, namely Ultimate Team, have long been plagued with pay-to-win issues, as players can purchase high-value card packs and simply ensure they have the best team in the game. This feature means that players willing to pay money can get a big advantage over others who cannot access these paid features. Removing pay-to-win mechanisms means that UFL will be fairer to all players.

Possible impact of UFL


UFL Gameplay Trailer

UFL main philosophy could change the way Fifa titles will be produced in the future. Yes UFL succeeds, he could attract of FIFA online player base far and force Fifa to focus more on the offline game modes that initially made the franchise so successful. This push would greatly benefit gamers who don’t enjoy online game modes, as current AAA games will need to refresh offline content for future titles to succeed.

The free online model also means that players who do not easily participate in online game modes of Fifa can try UFL online modes and play them alongside of FIFA Career mode. Furthermore, UFL promised a realistic element that will be actively updated to bring the best possible gameplay to all new players. Strikerz Inc already has numerous licenses from some of the biggest clubs, players and competitions, ensuring they can deliver realistic gameplay without suffering from the club name issues that plagued them. eFootball (Previously Pro Evolution Soccer).

UFL just might be the shakeup the soccer gaming space needs as it promises to deliver a game that many have been waiting for. It’s already built up a good fan base that’s looking forward to the release thanks, in part, to a superstar-level ambassador. If Strikerz Inc can deliver a great game, not only will it attract a lot of of FIFA online player base, but also force games like Fifa and eFootball to change their strategy and include more offline content or remove certain features such as pay-to-win mechanisms and unreliable matchmaking. UFL The gameplay trailer has got players all over the world excited and the hype for the new game is incredibly high.


UFL will be released in 2022 on PS4, PS5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S.

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Electronic Arts removes Russian teams from their sports games

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By Jason Collins | 1 month ago

Video game publisher Electronic Arts (EA Games) has launched a process to remove Russian national teams and all other Russian teams from their sports games, starting with FIFA 22, as an expression of solidarity with the Ukrainian people. In fact, the country’s Deputy Prime Minister Mykhailo Fedorov has called on all game development companies and esports platforms to block Russian and Belarusian accounts, cancel tournaments and ban players – which could be illegal, but we will come back to this. later.

As reported by The edgeelectronic arts announced that it is in the process of removing Russian sports teams and the country’s professional clubs from some of its most important sports game titles. These titles include NHL22, FIFA22, fifa online, and Mobile FIFA video games. Although the exact date of their removal was not disclosed, the publisher said the removal process is ongoing. This decision was made in accordance with FIFA, UEFA, and IIHF’decisions to ban Russia from all competitions until further notice. It should be noted that these decisions relate only to Russian and Belarusian teams and not to the presence of individual players in other teams and sports in general.

By removing Russian and Belarusian teams from their games, Electronic Arts and its sports gaming division, EA Sports, are showing solidarity with the people of Ukraine, calling for peace and an end to the ongoing invasion of Ukraine. Electronic Arts has joined other technology companies currently limiting its services to Russia, including Apple, Facebook and YouTube, which modify or supplement removal of their services in connection with the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

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Admittedly, this isn’t the first time that a game company has changed or changed the content of its games due to real events. For example, Activision Blizzard combed through all of its releases by removing all character names from the game that were in any way related to allegations of sexual harassment and discrimination. In the case of Electronic Arts, however, the company was forced to change the offensive name from the current Washington Commanders to crazy games, and last year he fired Las Vegas Raiders coach Jon Gruden over an email scandal.

That said, Electronic Arts’ decision seems reasonable. Mikhailo Fedorov’s claim is not so well founded. Calling on all game development companies and esports platforms to sanction Russia and Belarus by restricting access to their services and temporarily suspending their accounts seems reasonable. These restrictions and suspensions may be lifted in the future once pending conflicts are resolved. However, it is not legal to permanently ban or restrict individuals from sporting and esports events on the grounds that they are Russian or Belarusian. In fact, it is downright illegal and in conflict with basic human rights.

In conclusion, Electronic Arts announced the removal of Russian and Belarusian sports teams from their games and said nothing about restricting players based in Russia and Belarus. But, of course, such moves wouldn’t be economically viable, and if recent history has taught us anything, it’s that no one should ever suspect Electronic Arts’ aggressive monetization practices. So, it would seem that the aforementioned solidarity only extends as long as it doesn’t burn a hole in the company’s pocket.

Global Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market 2021 Booming Strategies of Top Companies – SIE Japan Studio, Beat Games, Neat Corporation, Impulse Gear

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  • smartphones
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Abramovich says he has decided to sell Chelsea Football Club

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Russian businessman Roman Abramovich said on Wednesday he had decided to sell Chelsea football club, 19 years after buying the London club, and promised to donate the money from the sale to help to the victims of the war in Ukraine.

“I have always made decisions in the interest of the club,” Abramovich said in a statement released by the reigning European and world football champions on their website. “In the current situation, I have therefore taken the decision to sell the club, as I believe it is in the best interest of the club, the supporters, the employees, as well as the club’s sponsors and partners.”

Abramovich said he would not ask for the loans he made to the club – which are said to amount to 1.5 billion pounds ($2.0 billion) – to be repaid to him and that the sale would not be accelerated. He said he told his staff to set up a charitable foundation that would receive all net proceeds from the sale.

“The foundation will benefit all victims of the war in Ukraine,” Abramovich said in the statement. “This includes providing essential funds for the urgent and immediate needs of victims, as well as supporting long-term recovery work.”

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EA Removes Russian Teams From FIFA 22 And Other Sports Games Following Ukraine Invasion

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EA Sports titles span the globe with the matches and teams they feature, and as such have the power to make a statement when events like the Russian invasion of Ukraine occur. EA is doing just that by removing Russian teams from its franchises.

According to a statement released on Twitter, “EA Sports stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine.” The company is calling for an end to the dispute and has “initiated processes to remove the Russian national team and all Russian clubs from EA Sports FIFA products.” FIFA 22, FIFA Mobile and FIFA Online are specifically named, but EA is also “actively evaluating changes related to other games”, so the same may happen for previous games in the franchise. As you’d expect, the replies to the tweet include a mixture of support for deletion, the right to delete this content, and general complaints about FIFA 22. Either way, EA Sports “will keep [its] up-to-date communities” on how he is handling the situation.

EA is one of many companies lending its voice to support the people of Ukraine. Developers like Frogwares, The Serpent Rogue, and Vostok Games have all called for action in the wake of the invasion. Similarly, the recent announcement of Pokémon Scarlet and Violent almost didn’t happen out of respect for those caught up in the conflict.