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Athletics-Tebogo draws comparisons to Bolt after winning junior record

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Teenager Letsile Tebogo has drawn comparisons to Usain Bolt after blasting his way to the world under-20 100m title in record time with a scorching race in Colombia on Tuesday. The 19-year-old Batswana clocked 9.91 seconds to better the junior world record of 9.94 he set in the senior world championship series last month, but he clearly could have gone even further quick.

Tebogo got off to a flying start at the Pascual Guerrero stadium in Cali and raced the final 20 yards, turning to gesticulate at silver medalist Bouwahjgie Nkrumie with a huge smile on his face as he headed for the line. The early celebrations were a deliberate echo of Bolt’s when the Jamaican great won the first of his eight Olympic gold medals in the sprint in a record time of 9.69 at the Beijing Games in 2008.

“If anyone took that as disrespect, I’m really sorry,” Tebogo told the World Athletics website. “(It was so) everyone watching at home could enjoy the race – to remind them a bit of what Usain Bolt did back in the day. He’s my idol – the person I admire.”

Comparisons to Bolt immediately flooded social media and the race caught the attention of the man himself, who retweeted the result. Tebogo said he thought he could have run as fast as 9.80 if he hadn’t run through the end of the run.

“We have other races coming up, we didn’t want to go that far,” Tebogo said. “But this is my year as a junior, we have to leave (the record) here for the next generation to come and beat it.”

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Dhanalakshmi sentenced to three-year ban by AIU for doping

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India’s top sprinter Sekar Dhanalakshmi has been handed a three-year ban by the world governing body’s Athletics Integrity Unit for failing an out-of-competition doping test in May.

Dhanalakshmi’s sample taken on May 2 in Antalya, Turkey, where she trained with other Indian athletes, was found to contain metandienone, an anabolic androgenic steroid and an unspecified substance banned at all times by the WADA code.

The test was performed at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory in Lausanne, Switzerland.

The suspension period was to be four years for such cases. But Dhanalakshmi admitted the doping offense and accepted the sanction, resulting in a one-year reduction in his banning period.

The 24-year-old from Tamil Nadu will now serve a three-year ban from July 11, the date of the provisional suspension.

Rule 10.8.1 of the World Athletics Anti-Doping Rules provides that “An Athlete potentially subject to an asserted four-year period of Ineligibility may be granted a one-year reduction in the period of Ineligibility based on an admission and an early acceptance of the sanction”. .

“On July 19, 2022, the Athlete returned the signed Admission of Anti-Doping Rule Violation and Acceptance of Consequences form. “The Athlete will therefore receive a reduction of one year from the claimed period of Ineligibility pursuant to Rule 10.8.1 based on early admission and acceptance of the sanction,” the IAU said in its statement. decision published on its website.

”Based on the Athlete’s admission of the anti-doping rule violations…the IAU hereby confirms the following consequences for a first anti-doping rule violation: a period of Ineligibility of three years commencing July 11, 2022 (the date of the provisional suspension).

”…and disqualification of the athlete’s results effective May 1, 2022, with all consequent consequences, including loss of all titles, awards, medals, point prizes and appearance bonuses .” WADA and the National Anti-Doping Agency of India (NADA) have a right of appeal against this decision of the IAU to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne.

Dhanalakshmi clocked a personal best time of 22.89 seconds to win gold in the 200m at the Qosanov Memorial Athletics meet in June, earning him a spot at the recent world championships through the rankings global. She was unable to participate in the showpiece after her doping offense.

She had won a gold medal in the 200m at the National Interstate Championships in Chennai in June with a time of 23.27.

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Cricket-Former Black Cap Swift Davis Comes Out Gay

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Former bowler Heath Davis has become the first New Zealand international cricketer to come out as gay, which remains a rarity in professional play. Davis, now 50 and living in Australia, played five Tests and 11 one-day internationals from 1994 to 1997, while enjoying a long domestic career as a fast but erratic bowler.

“I felt there was this part of my life that I was hiding,” he said in an interview /finding-heath-davis-scratched-aotearoas-lost-sporting-legends-the-spinoff#video with The Spinoff online magazine. “There was a lot of that, just keeping your personal life separate. It was lonely…I was repressing it, I wasn’t living a gay life.”

Davis said life improved after a move from his native Wellington to play domestic cricket in the more cosmopolitan city of Auckland in 1997. “I felt there was this part of my life that I needed to express. , I was tired of hiding it,” he added.

“Everyone in Auckland knew I was gay, on the team, but it didn’t seem like such a big deal…I just felt free.” Former England wicketkeeper Steven Davies became the first men’s international cricketer to come out publicly as gay in early 2011.

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NFL-Browns Watson quarterback faces six-game suspension – report

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Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson is to be suspended for six games for violating the National Football League (NFL) personal conduct policy, a report on the league’s website com/news/deshaun-watson-informed-by-judge-sue-l-robinson-he-should-be-suspended-six-games said Monday. Numerous women have come forward over the past year and filed lawsuits against Watson, accusing him of sexual assault and inappropriate conduct.

In March, Watson, 26, denied sexually assaulting or acting inappropriately towards any of the 22 women who had filed charges against him at the time. A Texas grand jury declined to indict Watson.

ESPN reported in June that 20 of 24 lawsuits had been settled. Monday’s NFL report said the recommended six-game suspension was handed down by former U.S. District Judge Sue L. Robinson and there would be no additional fines.

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) said Sunday it would not appeal Robinson’s decision, although the league still has the right to appeal. Watson, who hasn’t played since the 2020 season, joined the Browns from Houston Texans in March this year, signing a five-year, $230 million deal.

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Football and England fans erupt as women’s team win Euro final

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Tens of thousands of football fans draped in England’s red and white flag erupted in joy at Wembley Stadium on Sunday – and in fan parks, homes and pubs across the country – as their team won the Women’s European Championship for the first time. Sarina Wiegman’s side beat Germany 2-1 after extra time to claim their first-ever major title in front of a record home crowd, with nearly 90,000 fans filling the London stadium, including thousands of children and families.

England’s progress in the tournament, just over a year after the men’s side lost the final on the same ground, has gripped the country, with royals, government, stars sports and singers who all sent their support. Their victory, against a country that has already beaten so many English football teams – men and women – marked England’s first major victory in a football league for 56 years, and earned a congratulatory message from the Queen Elizabeth.

“Your success goes far beyond the trophy you so deserved. You have all set an example that will inspire the girls and women of today and generations to come,” she wrote. queen. “I hope you will be as proud of the impact you have had on your sport as you are of today’s result.”

England’s 4-0 loss to Sweden in the semi-final drew a peak BBC viewership of 9.3 million, and that figure should have been surpassed in the final. Excitement around the England squad has been building since some 69,000 supporters flocked to Old Trafford to witness their maiden victory against Austria in early July.

A Royal Air Force flypast with an all-female crew took to the skies over Wembley on Sunday, as 87,192 fans packed into the stadium – the highest tally on record for either the men’s or women’s editions of the tournament. Prince William, who previously posted a short video of support with his seven-year-old daughter, presented the medals before hugging many of the players.

“Congratulations to Sarina, Leah (Williamson) and the whole team,” Prime Minister Boris Johnson said. “Football pitches across the country will be filled like never before with girls and women inspired by your triumph.” Online videos showed hundreds of fans following the game on the big screen in the city centers of London, Birmingham and Manchester, cheering when England striker Chloe Kelly scored in the 110th minute before running off in support sports bra.

“Could we ever envision when we were girls growing up that one day we would have almost 90,000 people at Wembley supporting the women’s football team?” one fan, Emily Taylor, told Reuters ahead of the game. “Come to England”. (Writing by Kate Holton, editing by Ed Osmond and Toby Davis)

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Sports News Highlights: Soccer-Klopp praises Nunez as Liverpool win Community Shield; Motor racing – Timing is right for Vettel, says Red Bull boss and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Soccer-Klopp praises Nunez as Liverpool win Community Shield

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has praised new signing Darwin Nunez as the Uruguayan sealed a 3-1 win over Manchester City in the Community Shield on Saturday. Liverpool secured the season’s curtain-raiser for the first time since 2006 with a convincing win over City’s Pep Guardiola at Leciester City’s King Power Stadium.

Motor racing – Timing is right for Vettel, says Red Bull boss

Formula 1 will miss Sebastian Vettel when he retires at the end of the season, but the four-time world champion has chosen the right time to leave, Red Bull boss Christian Horner said on Saturday. Horner had a close connection with the German when he won four successive titles with Red Bull from 2010 to 2013, as well as most of his 53 victories.

Motor racing – Former race director Masi received death threats after Abu Dhabi ruling

Former race director Michael Masi has revealed he received death threats online after last year’s controversy that saw Max Verstappen win the Formula 1 world title. safety car restart procedure at the end of December’s Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, a decision that handed the crown to Red Bull’s Verstappen, denying Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton a record eighth title in the process.

Football-England v Germany is a ‘fairytale game’, says Williamson

The European Women’s Championship final between England and Germany is a “fairytale match” given the history between the sides, England captain Leah Williamson said on Saturday. Hosts England and eight-time champions Germany will play at a sold-out Wembley Stadium on Sunday, meeting for the second time in the Euros final after the Germans’ 6-2 victory in 2009.

Games-Kiplangat takes wrong turn en route to Games marathon gold

Ugandan Victor Kiplangat took a wrong turn but still found his way to Commonwealth Games marathon gold, providing late drama to what had been an uneventful race on Saturday. After more than 40 kilometers of racing through the winding streets of Birmingham, Kiplangat veered off course in the closing stages, but had built up such a lead that the mistake caused no damage.

Soccer-Ronaldo back in United squad for Rayo Vallecano friendly: Ten Hag

Manchester United striker Cristiano Ronaldo will return to the squad for their final pre-season friendly against Rayo Vallecano on Sunday, manager Erik ten Hag has said. Ronaldo’s future at United has been the subject of speculation after British media reported he had told the club he wanted to leave so he could play in the Champions League. United will take part in the second-tier Europa League this term.

Soccer football is my safe space against setbacks off the pitch, says England Mead

England striker Beth Mead has described football as her “safe space” against setbacks off the pitch, saying she uses sport to escape difficulties in her personal life and to bounce back from disappointments. The 27-year-old, who was not selected for the Tokyo Olympics last year, tops the European Championship scoring charts ahead of Sunday’s final against eight-time champions Germany. at Wembley Stadium.

Football-Odegaard ‘proud and grateful’ after being named new Arsenal captain

Norwegian midfielder Martin Odegaard has been named Arsenal’s new captain ahead of the 2022-23 season, the Premier League club announced on Saturday. Odegaard, 23, first arrived on loan from Real Madrid in January 2021 and after impressing manager Mikel Arteta, the club moved quickly to make the transfer permanent, signing him for around 35 million euros (35 .76 million) in August of last year.

Tennis-‘Fingers crossed!’ : Djokovic hopes to be able to participate in the US Open

Novak Djokovic said he was preparing for the US Open as if he would be allowed to compete on the hard court, despite his refusal to take the COVID-19 vaccine. Djokovic, who has three US Open titles, will not be able to participate in this year’s US Open due to current rules under which travelers wishing to enter the United States must be fully vaccinated and provide proof before entering. embark.

Soccer-Nunez makes instant impact as Liverpool beat City in Community Shield

Liverpool’s new striker Darwin Nunez scored a late goal on his debut as they drew first blood in this season’s rivalry with Manchester City following a 3-1 victory in Saturday’s Community Shield. The Uruguayan, bought from Benfica for an initial fee of 75 million euros ($76.64 million), became an instant fan favorite after capping off a spirited appearance on the bench with a stoppage time goal to secure the first trophy of the season.

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Soccer-Liverpool midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain with hamstring injury

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Liverpool midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will spend some time on the sidelines after picking up a hamstring injury during pre-season in Singapore, the club announced on Friday. The 28-year-old England international picked up the injury in Liverpool’s 2-0 win over Crystal Palace on July 15.

Manager Jurgen Klopp said Oxlade-Chamberlain’s injury was serious but would not require surgery. He did not specify how long it would take to recover. “With Oxlade, it will take longer. It’s a serious hamstring injury and it will take longer,” Klopp said in a post on the club’s website.

“But it’s a hamstring, and we all hate that word, we hate the injury, but anyway it happens once in a while and now Ox was the one.” Klopp also provided an update on Ireland international goalkeeper Caoimhin Kelleher who suffered the injury while on international duty in June.

“Yes, Caoimh felt something after the international game and everyone, the medical department there, told him that he was fine and it would be fine after the holidays,” Klopp said. “He came back and the first training felt it again. We checked it and it wasn’t good, so I think Caoimh will have another two, three weeks and then he should be fine.”

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Justice AM Khanwilkar Hard-working and disciplined judge: CJI

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Chief Justice of India (CJI) NV Ramana said on Friday that Supreme Court Justice, Justice AM Khanwilkar has always been a very ‘hardworking’ and ‘disciplined’ judge and that his ethics work is clear to all.

The CJI said it, along with Justices UU Lalit and Khanwilkar, who are part of the Supreme Court’s Collegium, had cleared more than 250 names for appointment as senior judges in the past year. “All credit goes to my brother justices,” Justice Ramana said at a ceremony hosted by the Supreme Court Bar Association (SCBA) to bid farewell to Justice Khanwilkar, who resigned on Friday after one term. over six years old. as a judge of the Supreme Court ended.

With the retirement of Justice Khanwilkar, the Supreme Court’s complement would drop to 31. The Superior Court has a sanctioned complement of 34 judges.

The CJI said Justice Khanwilkar authored more than 187 judgments and disposed of nearly 8,446 cases before the Supreme Court.

”Brother Judge Khanwilkar has always been a very hardworking and disciplined judge. His work ethic is clear to all,” he said, adding that Justice Khanwilkar was a “workaholic” and that is everyone’s impression. Justice Ramana said he had benefited a lot from Justice Khanwilkar’s wisdom in the Collegium. “His cooperation and insights have contributed significantly to the progress we have made in filling vacancies in the senior judiciary,” he said.

”And, thereafter, he would try to deal with the weaker section and the women, in particular, whether their cases were properly considered or not. This is a good thing,” the CJI said.

He referred to three judgments in which Judge Khanwilkar was a part, including the one that made it possible to live-stream court proceedings. ”He was part of the constitution bench in Public Interest Foundation v. Union of India which has made it mandatory to disclose the criminal background of the contestants. In Kalpana Mehta v. Union of India Brother Justice Khanwilkar was a member of the constitution bench which ruled that judicial opinion of the reports of the parliamentary standing committee can be taken,” he said.

Justice Ramana said these were very “step-by-step” judgments that Justice Khanwilkar has contributed to the development of laws in these areas.

He said that apart from judicial duties, Justice Khanwilkar had actively taken on other responsibilities and was the president of the Mahanadi Water Disputes Tribunal and was regularly conducting proceedings despite the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Since assuming the chairmanship of the Supreme Court’s Legal Services Committee in August 2021, he has actively promoted the use of technology in the functioning of the committee,” the CJI said, adding that Justice Khanwilkar had conceptualized and launched the SCLSC online. portal to enable access to justice for all. He said Justice Khanwilkar has always been a strong supporter of the use of technology and his efforts to digitize the High Court of Madhya Pradesh, where he was Chief Justice before being elevated to Supreme Court, are still greatly admired.

“Even on the Supreme Court, he was at the forefront of the digitization initiative,” he said.

“Although Brother Justice Khanwilkar’s career on the Supreme Court bench is coming to an end, I am sure he will continue to work hard in one capacity or another,” the CJI said.

Justice Ramana said he was told that Justice Khanwilkar was an avid runner in his youth and even ran from Bombay to Alibaug, a distance of around 100 kilometers.

“Perhaps after his retirement he can finally spend more time taking care of his health and fitness,” he said while wishing him on behalf of all Supreme Court Justices. Born on July 30, 1957 in Pune, Justice Khanwilkar graduated with an LL.B. from a law school in Mumbai.

He was registered as a barrister in February 1982 and later appointed an additional judge of the Bombay High Court on March 29, 2000.

He was appointed Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh on April 4, 2013 and then Chief Justice of the High Court of Madhya Pradesh on November 24, 2013.

Justice Khanwilkar was appointed a Supreme Court Justice and took office on May 13, 2016.PTI ABA ABA RKS RKS

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StarCard Sports Games launches “Legends” initiative for new Global Football Alliance

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StarCard Sports Games (SCSG), the creator of New World Football Alliance, a play-to-earn football video game combining blockchain, social impact and environmental initiatives, today announced the launch of its Legends platform. It is a series of real-world and in-game partnerships between SCSG and some of the most iconic names in football history, including Ashley Cole and Roberto Carlos. These partnerships will be reflected in StarCard Sports Games’ new title, “New World Football Alliance”, as well as the creation of NFTs and the organization of real world events.

Connecting athletes with their digital avatars

SCSG is the first play-to-earn (P2E) social impact gaming platform of its kind, bridging the digital divide between real athletes at all levels and their digital avatars. SCSG’s data-driven platform aggregates real-world data from human player performance and uses that data to inform in-game performance. SCSG’s scalable and robust digital economy is powered by the $ARC engine , which allows players to earn in-game currency and “bet” their winnings, investing them for real rewards. SCSG’s platform unifies professional, amateur and youth athletes by tokenizing their identities as NFT-based avatars and allowing players to participate in a $ARC-backed NFT Marketplace, resulting in both rewards real and in-game, such as clothing, equipment and other performance-enhancing items.

SCSG’s partnership with household names in world football, Ashley Cole and Roberto Carlos, means more than just digitizing their likenesses into a video game. Both legends are among the greatest players in football history. Collectively, the duo have over 230 appearances for their national teams, 6 World Cup tournament appearances, 9 domestic titles and 4 UEFA Champions League titles. While players will be able to play against avatars of the legends in-game, they will also be able to attend live events, AMAs, and acquire signed NFTs with corresponding physical products.

Steve Schechter, CEO of StarCard Sports Games, said:

“SCSG is the home of footballing legends in the metaverse, period. We expect to have all of the greatest football players in history here, as our platform allows them to further interact with their fans in new ways and further monetize their likenesses, all in one video game focused on social impact. It’s a win-win. »

Roberto Carlos added:

“I’m thrilled to partner with StarCard Sports Games and be a part of the New World Football Alliance metaverse and game. I look forward to engaging with football fans and players in a whole new way.” This is not just another game or another simple NFT project. SCSG is building the future of interactions between athletes, fans and players. I’m also proud to support a mission-driven project that puts the social impact in the foreground.

SCSG expects to announce in the coming weeks and months a full list of legends who will be included in the New World Football Alliance. Legend NFTs will be available for purchase on the ARC NFT marketplace. SCSG will launch its first NFT drop this Friday, July 29, 2022. The Palla Diamond Radar Ball has both digital and real world utilities, including a 2-day in-person meet and greet event in London, England where NFT holders will be able to interact with the Legends and watch an English Premier League game.

SCSG is the first social impact gaming platform of its kind, which bridges the digital divide between real athletes at all levels and their digital avatars. It is a data-driven platform that brings real-world data on the human performance of players in managerial strategy and role-playing games. We are building a robust and scalable digital economy that allows players and investors to earn while having fun. We do all of this while raising awareness and generating revenue for some of the world’s leading environmental nonprofits.

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WBBL: Indian all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar joins Brisbane Heat

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Versatile Pooja Vastrakar has become the latest Indian cricketer to sign for Brisbane Heat for the upcoming edition of the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL). The 22-year-old will become the third Indian cricketer to play for the Brisbane Heat. Smriti Mandhana and Poonam Yadav had previously played for the team. ”Pooja is an outstanding athlete. She plays at a brisk pace, can find the limit with the bat in order and is an absolute thrower on the pitch,’ Brisbane Heat coach Ashley Noffke said in a statement on the website. club. ”We are very happy to welcome him to the WBBL and are excited about the experience we can offer him. She’s definitely a player of the future for India and we think she can make a difference for the Heat this summer,” Noffke added. Vastrakar, a key member of the Indian team, and someone who played a vital role in the team’s recent wins over Sri Lanka, is currently recovering from COVID-19. She also played a central role in India’s World Cup campaign in New Zealand earlier this year, finishing as the team’s second-best wicket-taker and playing an impressive 67 from 59. bullets against Pakistan. Vastrakar was named to India’s Commonwealth Games squad but is currently in quarantine in Bangalore. She is expected to miss her opener against Australia on Friday.

She joins New Zealand’s Amelia Kerr as the Brisbane Heat’s second foreign player for the upcoming season.

Vastrakar has represented India in 23 ODIs, 27 T20Is and two Tests.

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How to play virtual sports games online?

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Virtual sports betting is rapidly making its way into the online sports gambling arena, which has its full potential to dominate the market. Major casinos offer virtual sports betting, and players show their greatest enthusiasm and enthusiasm there. As this is still something new to us, there are a few questions regarding virtual sports betting that need to be clarified, such as how it works, how to play, and how is it different from other sports betting, etc This article will try to clarify these questions and give you an idea of ​​the new novelty of online sports betting.

Virtual Sports: What Are They and How Have They Changed the Sports Betting Scenario?

Virtual sports are simulations of real, stand-alone sporting events, such as a motorcycle race or a basketball game, and are played on various betting platforms.

A random number generator produces different results each time a virtual sports game is played on an online casino screen so that games become reliable and competitive.

The time period of these simulated sports games for betting lasts only a few minutes. However, one can start placing bets a few minutes before the start of the game. These gameplays are becoming extremely popular in online casinos around the world, taking online gaming to the next level. Especially in many high end British casinosvirtual sports betting is widely accepted by players.

The main idea behind the introduction of virtual sports betting in online gambling is to introduce realistic computer-driven sports games. Modern computer technology can even completely imitate matches, players, etc. of origin.

Casino bonuses for online virtual sports betting

Almost all online casinos and sports betting sites offer some sort of lucrative introductory or welcome bonus to new players. Some can be used in live games and slots, and others in virtual sports. You can review the bonuses and rewards that an online betting site offers before choosing the best one for you.

The terms and conditions page will provide you with the information regarding bonuses, rewards and promotions suitable for virtual sports betting. We will also discover the constraints and limits of the use of these bonuses and the wagering conditions.

The variety of virtual sports to bet on

A disadvantage of virtual sports betting that will soon be resolved is that the options are few. However, the virtual games usually offered on online sports betting platforms are the highest rated. Some of them are:

  • Virtual motorsports (motorcycle racing, car racing)
  • Virtual soccer
  • Virtual horse racing
  • Virtual basketball
  • Virtual American Football
  • Virtual greyhound racing

Virtual Motorsports and horse racing are the most popular virtual sports, followed by others. Besides these games, a few casinos also offer speedway, trotting, tennis, darts, cricket, cycling, and ice hockey. Soon, as the demands for these games increase rapidly, new options will also make their way.

How to bet and win in different virtual sports?

The strategy of placing your bets with real money depends on the type of game you are playing.

  1. For example, if you bet on horse racing, you can place your bets on a horse most likely to win, which depends on your forecast.
  2. On the other hand, if you like virtual football, you can place your bet on a team that you think could win the game, speculate on the final score, the probability of a draw, the goals scored in first half time, etc.

You will be able to accumulate your winnings if your predictions become credible according to the final results.

How are virtual sports different from esports betting?


In sports betting, you place your bets on an individual or team that controls a video game action on screen for you to see through a PC keyboard/mouse or gamepad. The skills and abilities of the players decide the outcome of the exports. Some examples are Call of Duty, Rocket League, Dota 2, Overwatch, etc.

Virtual Sports

Virtual sports betting allows no human influence or involvement. The computer system runs all the games and the random number generator generates the results.

Last words

Virtual sports betting has been a kind of fresh air for players who ardently love sports and betting at the same time. In addition to placing bets on an actual match that has not yet taken place, casinos also hold a virtual sporting event regulated by the random number generator to keep people engaged in sports betting whenever they feel like betting on a particular sport they like. Options are still scarce in virtual sports, but we know it’s growing fast and fast.

All eyes are on India ahead of the 44th Chess Olympiad

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Chess Olympiad fever peaks here with Indian teams appearing set for glory in the 44th edition of the prestigious event which begins on Thursday.

In the absence of powerhouses Russia and China, India will field three teams each in the Open and Women’s sections respectively.

If the five-time world champion and legendary Viswanathan Anand chose not to play and to endorse this time the hat of mentor, the Indian teams do not look less formidable.

India’s ‘A’ team, seeded second behind USA, are likely to be among the top contenders with Norway led by Carlsen and Azerbaijan. The young Indian “B” team coached by RB Ramesh, is ranked 11th and can be counted among the dark horses.

The next edition, which drew a record 188 teams in the Open section and 162 in the women’s section, would also see six Indian teams in the fray. India. as host, could field two teams and was able to field an additional team in each section as the number of entries was odd.

The absence of Russia and China weakens the field but gives other nations an opportunity to aim for glory. For example, the Americans boast a line-up that includes Fabio Caruana, Wesley So, Levon Aronian, Sam Shankland, and Leinier Dominguez with an average ELO rating of 2771 and should be considered the heavy favorite simply based on the Gulf (in average score). However, in a team event, especially the Olympiad, teamwork is also essential apart from the form of the players. India, who won a bronze medal at the 2014 Open in Tromso, Norway, won gold with Russia at the 2020 Online Olympiad and clinched a bronze medal at the 2014 edition. 2021. The upcoming edition offers a huge opportunity for Indians to claim the yellow metal in the over-the-board edition.

While India ‘A’, the No. 2 seed, would consider themselves within the scope of a medal, the ‘B’ teams of talented youngsters – D Gukesh and R Praggnanandhaa – as well as Nihal Sarin, Raunak Sadhwani and experienced B Adhiban can beat stronger teams, according to coach Ramesh. Being a long event, he feels players need to find ways to stay motivated throughout the 11 rounds, which would be crucial in the final analysis.

Reigning world champion Magnus Carlsen also praised the Indian players and felt the teams could be in contention for medals.

India’s ‘A’ team includes seasoned P Harikrishna and speedy Arjun Erigaisi, Vidit Gujrathi, who was captain when the country shared gold with Russia at the 2020 Online Olympiad, veterans K Sasikiran and SL Narayanan. The 17th-seeded ‘C’ team have a mix of experience and youth and with Surya Shekhar Ganguly at the forefront, we can expect some upsets.

India’s ‘A’ team is the top seed in the women’s event and will go for gold with experienced Koneru Humpy and D Harika in the ranks. Apart from the seasoned duo, R Vaishali and Bhakti Kulkarni who are improving rapidly further strengthen the team.

The other two Indian teams could also create surprises.

The challenge for India A could come from countries such as Ukraine, Georgia and Kazakhstan, ranked second through fourth respectively. Indian teams: Open: A: Vidit S Gujrathi, P Harikrishna, Arjun Erigaisi, SL Narayanan, K Sasikiran.

B: Nihal Sarin, D Gukesh, R Praggnanandhaa, B Adhiban, Raunak Sadhwani.

C: Surya Shekhar Ganguly, SP Sethuraman, Abhijeet Gupta, Karthikeyan Murali, Abhimanyu Puranik.

Women: A: Koneru Humpy, D Harika, R Vaishali, Tania Sachdev, Bhakti Kulkarni.

B: Vantika Agarwal, Soumya Swaminathan, Mary Ann Gomes, Padmini Rout, Divya Deshmukh.

C: Sasha Karvade, Sahithi Varshini. Pratyusha Bodda, PV Nandhidhaa, Vishwa Vasnawala.

Factbox ===== Why do they play: Open section winner: Hamilton-Russel Cup Women’s section winner: Vera Menchik Cup 1st place in combined ranking: Nona Gaprindashvili Trophy Number of teams: Open: 188 Women: 162 Format: All Chess Olympiad matches will be played in the classic Swiss League format.

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, Mamallapuram (located approximately 58 km from Chennai).

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Top 5 Sports Games Canadians Can Now Try on Crypto Gambling Sites

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Canadians have never been the ones to hide when watching and participating in sporting events. Moreover, their love for sports also extends to the sports betting industry. Fortunately, Crypto gambling sites in Canada allow you to place bets on sporting events.

Therefore, with the diversification of these platforms in the crypto gambling market, many sports enthusiasts with cryptocurrency are eager to place bets. The main objective of this article is to enlighten Canadians on the various sporting events that they have access to on crypto-gaming sites.

In addition, these platforms will present new market options to Canadian bettors. Therefore, this guide will keep you up to date with these new selections and betting format.

Five sports games Canadians can try on crypto gambling sites.
Players can easily get lost with Bitcoin gambling sites offering an extensive list of sporting events. Also, for new players who want to try out sports betting and have little or no knowledge of the sport, it can be quite overwhelming for them.

Therefore, new players should stick to betting on one or two sports before branching out. Below is the list of five sporting events that users can play on Bitcoin gambling sites.

They are also called American football by many sports fans who do not live in the United States or Canada. This game is a popular sporting event among Canadians, gathering large gatherings of supporters. Additionally, various competitions are played down to the local and high school level, but the Canadian Football League is the highest level at which the sport is played in Canada.

The National Football League is the most popular competition for players. It includes 32 teams from the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference. Moreover, these games are played at a constant rate during the NFL season, which increases the chances of making a profit. Finally, the final NFL is America’s biggest sporting event.

Played mainly around the world, football is the favorite sporting event for bettors on Bitcoin gambling sites. In addition, football has many leagues and knockout competitions that players can bet on. The most watched soccer leagues in Canada and the United States are Liga MX and MLS.

Apart from these competitions, football has popular leagues like English Premier League, Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A and German Bundesliga. Additionally, these countries also have knockout football competitions like the FA Cupthe Copa Del Rey and the German Super Cup.

Many Canadian Bitcoin gambling sites offer tennis betting. It’s a global sport with players from different countries all battling it out for the number one seeded title.

Grand Slam tournaments are the most popular competition in tennis that players can bet on. Additionally, there are four major Grand Slam tournaments in a calendar year: Australian Open, French Open, US Open and Wimbledon. Moreover, many tennis players participate in these competitions, which leads to many games to play.

Boxing is not as rich in matches as football or American football. But, notwithstanding, boxing offers fantastic odds and selections to their fights. Moreover, boxing fights are divided into classes like heavyweight, lightweight, and middleweight. Therefore, players can place bets on fighters from other courses.

Ice Hockey
Loved by many Canadians, ice hockey is a popular sport offered by these Bitcoin gambling sites. The National Hockey League (NHL) is probably the most watched ice hockey event in Canada, attracting a large crowd of fans.

Likely Market Selections Canadian Players Can Play on Crypto Gambling Sites
Choosing the best markets to invest in can be quite tedious. Also, with the long list of possible selections, it can be difficult to know which ones are the least risky. Therefore, we will give some selections of probable markets that players can bet on.

Absolute winner
Every game must have a winner, although some sports like football or hockey can end in draws. Therefore, in this selection, players can opt for who they think will win the game. This is a market standard selection as it applies to every sporting event.

Round bets
Round bets apply to combat sports like boxing and mma which work on the basis of intervals of 3 or 5 minutes per revolution. On bitcoin gambling sites, bettors can select which fighter will win a particular match. For example, in a heavyweight battle between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, players can bet on Deontay Wilder to win the first round.

method of victory
For boxing events, players can select how a boxer should win a fight. For example, players can choose whether the fighter should win either by judge’s decision, technical knockout, knockout, or disqualification.

Winning margin bet
Common with American football, players can select the exact margin within which they expect their team to win. Bitcoin gambling sites offer players the choice of winning margins like 1-5, 11-15, 16-20 and more.

Home/Away Over 2.5 goals
Many sporting events like football and ice hockey all accept this market selection. This market selection is to choose either home or away to exceed 2.5 goals in the game. Also, the odds attached to this selection depend on the nature of the teams playing. However, this bet has a high payout rate, which makes it very popular among Canadian players.

Correct score
The correct selection of the score market provides high odds, which is common in many sports. For example, this option is quite common in football, ice hockey and tennis events. However, it is a risky market selection, but the odds are very enticing.

The correct score option predicts the exact score at which the game will end. Therefore, care should be taken while choosing this market and players should do thorough research.

Sports games of chance has been very lucrative for many Canadian bettors as there is an opportunity for high odds and increased chances of winning. Moreover, with the addition of new sporting events and market picks to these sites, there has never been a good time to switch to Bitcoin gambling sites.

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Football fans are sweating over replica kit delays

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The new Premier League and Football League season looms in England and it’s the time when fans traditionally sport their new replica kits with pride, but many are left disappointed. Supply chain issues have left club stores without new replica kits, according to a BBC report which claims only 44 of 92 clubs in the top four tiers have both their home and away kits available while 19 have none.

Premier League club Leeds United were one of those hit by kit supplier Adidas who issued a statement last month apologizing for the late arrival of the new strip, blaming ‘challenges without previous in the past year”. The Leeds United website says the new kit will be available at the end of August, three weeks after the start of the season.

Stockport County League Two fans are also sweating over their new replica shirts after a ‘lost shipment’ from kit supplier Puma ahead of their season opener against Barrow on Saturday. “Unfortunately, we have been significantly disappointed with our kit supplier, Puma, in delivering the kits ahead of the new season,” a club statement read.

“It was recently revealed that their shipping partner had misplaced part of the shipment that was due to be delivered, and as a result we are unable to fulfill a number of fan orders while they’re trying to locate him.” In a statement, sportswear company Puma said 15% of an order for home shirts was lost at the UK port of entry while in transit. “We immediately informed the club of the missing shirts and we are working with our logistics partner to trace the missing shirts,” Puma said.

Stockport said if the shirts don’t materialize, some fans may have to wait until November to put on their final band.

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Wiebes wins on the Champs Elysées with the return of the Women’s Tour

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Lorena Wiebes of the Netherlands sprinted to victory on Sunday in the first stage of the women’s Tour de France which returned after a 33-year absence. The DSM team runner struck in the final 150 meters of the 82-kilometre (51-mile) circuit in Paris to beat former Olympic champion Marianne Vos to the line on the Champs-Élysées.

Wiebes hit the air in celebration.

Tour of Flanders champion Lotte Kopecky finished third. This is the first time since 1989 that a women’s edition of the Tour de France has been organised. Tour de France organizer Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) previously organized La Course, a one-day race held in Paris coinciding with the men’s Tour.

The first stage started from the Eiffel Tower and finished on the iconic avenue, just hours before the conclusion of the men’s race.

The “Women’s Tour de France” will end on July 31 in eastern France at La Super Planche des Belles Filles, a spectacular uphill finish often visited by the men’s Tour.

The eight-stage race aims to become a permanent fixture on the women’s world tour calendar. A Tour stage race was held from 1984 to 1989, alongside the men’s edition, before being cut short thereafter. Various other versions were tried, but they were generally underfunded.

Online fitness platform Zwift has signed a four-year sponsorship after runners spent years clamoring for a women’s version of the run. Some ran through all stages of the men’s race to raise awareness of the issue until ASO announced the new event. AP NRB NRB

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Cycling-Cynisca team aims to spark revival of American women

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As the women’s Tour de France leaves Paris on Sunday, a second-tier American team is quietly settling into a luxurious location in southwestern France, looking to revive American women’s cycling.

Cynisca Cycling, named after the Spartan princess who became the first woman to win an Olympic title in 396 BC. AD in chariot racing, will begin the competition in 2023 after recruiting a dozen riders, including eight Americans. Backed by wealthy Indiana entrepreneur Jeff Jones, the team will be based at Chateau de Saint Martory in the foothills of the French Pyrenees with the aim of developing young talent after US women’s cycling was hit hard by the crisis. of COVID-19. .

“For American road cyclists, being in France is a dream come true,” said USA Cycling CEO Brendan Quirk. “It’s the epicenter of world cycling. Everything that makes it such a beautiful sport. All the romance around the sport. This country is what American road cyclists dream of.

“And so to have the opportunity for this team to come together for our young women is an incredible opportunity to launch our development program.” The team will be led by Chris Gutowsky, with two-time Olympic silver medalist and six-time world champion Marion Cliget, an American-born French rider, as the main athletic director.


“COVID has been so devastating that our development programming… is pretty much dead in the water,” Quirk added.

“So what’s happened is our nation’s ranking for women with the UCI, we were historically one of the top three nations. We’re at an all-time low.” After two years of no racing and no travel opportunities for US-based runners, France will offer young women the opportunity to run and study – mostly online.

“Some of the riders are 18, 19, they’re in college. And so they’ll be doing programs that are maybe more US-based, especially early in the year,” Gutowsky told Reuters . “And then they will come to Europe for major boulders in the middle of the season. And some riders who are a bit older after college, they will come here and live.”

Although paying women’s continental team riders is not mandatory under UCI regulations, Cynisca Cycling has set a minimum annual salary of $20,000 for its recruits – the minimum for the elite being €30,000. per year in 2023. one year contract and they have to leave. We want to do two-year contracts so they have security for the following year,” Jones said.

It will represent a significant portion of the team’s budget, which is estimated at between $500,000 and $1,000,000 per year. Cynisca Cycling does not yet have a title sponsor, but Jones said the money is there for the first two years as he tries to find a title sponsor.

Trek-Segafredo is a registered American team that competes in the World Tour (top tier), but their roster of 14 riders only has two Americans. “A big difference with our team is that we are founded as a women’s team. There is no men’s team. We are looking to create an all-women’s platform,” Gutowsky said.

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Brisbane 2032 marks 10 years of the Summer Olympics

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Brisbane 2032 Olympic officials staged an event on Saturday that few other previous host cities have had the opportunity to celebrate: 10 years before the start of their Games.

Australia’s east coast city and capital of the state of Queensland won the 2032 Games a year ago after the International Olympic Committee approved an earlier recommendation from its governing body. Brisbane was the first city to be awarded Games under the IOC’s revamped procedure for selecting host cities, which saw a small group of IOC members identify and propose host cities to the board. Previously, the Games had been awarded to the hosts of the Summer and Winter Games seven years after they were held – although at an IOC session in 2017 the IOC chose Paris (2024) and Los Angeles (2028) as future host cities.

The Brisbane Games are due to be held from July 23 to August 8, 2032 in Brisbane and coastal communities south of the Gold Coast and north of the Sunshine Coast.

On Saturday, the Australian Olympic Committee held a family fun day with the public along the river in downtown Brisbane with the slogan “Our time begins now”. “This is how we envision the incredible opportunities over the next decade,” AOC chief executive Matt Carroll said in a statement. “We talked about over 30 major international sporting events coming to Australia and community infrastructure coming online in the coming decade.” by the end of this year. Current plans are for six new venues and eight redeveloped facilities among 22 competition venues.

Australia last hosted the Summer Olympics in 2000 in Sydney and hosted the Games for the first and only other time in Melbourne in 1956.

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How to pass the time traveling when to and from sports games

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Being a sports enthusiast certainly takes a lot of dedication. Whether you’re a football, basketball or golf fan, you’ll often find that you travel far and wide to watch your favorite team play. Traveling to and from games can get boring at the best of times, and you might need to look up things to do to keep your spirits up along the way. This guide will share some fun activities that you and your friends can enjoy on the go.

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Learn a new skill

When traveling to and from your sports destinations, you might as well use your time wisely and try to learn a new skill. Maybe you want to learn a new card game or a new language. This has been made much easier with language apps. Now there are apps for almost everything. You can use these apps to practice French, Italian, Spanish, etc. You can find some of best language learning apps by searching review websites. Often these apps are free and a great way to use your free time wisely. It is especially useful if you are supporting an international team. You can learn the native language so that you can one day watch them in their hometown and interact with local fans.

Listen to music

One of the best ways to pass the time while traveling is to listen to your favorite music. This is especially useful on long journeys as it helps to pass the time. You and your friends can create your own playlist using streaming sites to keep your spirits up. You can choose music that gets you all motivated and excited for your next event. There are video streaming sites like YouTube that will let you create playlists and listen to music for free. However, you will need to use some of your mobile data to do this on the road. If you want to listen to music without eating up your mobile data, consider subscribing to a streaming service.

Play games online

Online casinos have grown in popularity over the years. Now, there are hundreds of online casinos available at the click of a button, and these are the perfect sites to visit when you’re embarking on a long journey to your next sporting event. You can play games like roulette and poker, and you can even gamble with your own money in hopes of winning more. This is ideal if you like betting on your favorite team to win. The money you win at online casinos can be used to fund this. If you want to find some of the best online casinos in 2022, check out the online casinos, which have selected the top 10 for you on their website:

Read the latest sports news

Why not reinforce your sports knowledge during your travels? There are many websites where you can read the latest sports news, and blogging is also a great form of entertainment. There are thousands of sports blogs available at the click of a button, and you can find some of the best by doing a quick search online. If you’d rather put pen to paper than read, you can put your time to good use and start your own sports blog. You can document your journey by following your favorite teams throughout the year. It’s a great way to interact with other sports fans online, and you can make some great friendships.

Watch live streams

If you’re a fan of multiple sports, there can often be crossovers in playing times. You may be on your way to watch your favorite football team, but a golf tournament is happening at the same time. Rather than missing the action, you can use your commute time to watch live streams of the sports you miss. Not only does it pass the time, but it means you didn’t have to miss two games you wanted to see. There are several streaming services where you can watch these games. Be aware that you will have to pay a subscription for most of them. If you don’t want to commit to a subscription, you can also listen to live sporting events on the radio.

catch up on sleep

Traveling can get rid of them quickly. So it’s a good idea to catch up on some sleep. This is ideal for those who have to travel long distances. Getting enough sleep can give you the energy you need to cheer on your team when you arrive at the event. If you have trouble sleeping on the road, you can invest in a neck pillow to help keep you supported and it will keep you in a comfortable position. Bring things with you that will also help you sleep. For example, you may find that listening to music helps you relax or having an eye mask that is good at blocking out all natural light. Sleep is key, especially if you’re going to be up all night celebrating your sports team’s recent victory.


Play car travel games

Besides playing in online casinos, you can also get everyone in your traveling party involved in the fun by playing road trip games. If you need inspiration, type road trip games in a search engine – and find plenty of ideas. There’s the classic license plate game where you and your friends have to spot all the numbers from 9 to 0 on multiple vehicles. Ok, that doesn’t sound very exciting, but you’ll be surprised how easy it is to get carried away, and a bit of friendly competition will definitely make the atmosphere more exciting. There is also the word association game which will instantly pass the time. Road trip games are definitely good for cheering up.

The best sports games for mobile

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Advancements in technology have led to a massive increase in the number of people playing games on mobile devices over the past few years.

With a stable Wi-Fi connection and a suitable smartphone, it is possible to play whenever and wherever you want.

Sports-themed games are one of the most popular genres among mobile gamers, and it’s fair to say that they have plenty of options.

With that in mind, we take a closer look at some of the best sports games you can play on mobile devices.

soccer manager

The Football Manager series has come a long way since the game’s first incarnation launched 30 years ago.

This completely immersive management sim lets you take charge of clubs in leagues across 25 nations – unprecedented depth in mobile gaming.

With tactical models inspired by the most successful systems in the world, soccer manager is perfectly adapted to play on mobile.

Career Mode, Challenge Mode, and Create-a-Club are among a plethora of features on a mobile sports game that you’ll be hard pressed to put down.


NBA 2K is a premium mobile basketball title that doesn’t rely on microtransactions and loot crates, making it an instant winner in our book.

The graphics compare well to the console version, while the multiple game modes have the power to keep you busy for hours.

The NBA 2K series has been criticized in some quarters for providing thankless online play due to the number of cheaters that occupy this arena.

However, playing offline more than makes up for it, helping the game remains the go-to title for anyone who wants to play basketball on mobile.

golf star

If the ongoing controversies in professional golf have put you off, reignite your passion for the sport with the fantastic Golf Star.

With intuitive controls and stunning graphics, Golf Star is a step ahead of all other golf games you can play on mobile devices.

The best place to start is Career mode, where you learn the intricacies of the game and hone your skills before taking on live opponents.

Tournament Mode and Goodwill Match Mode allow you to compete in live one-on-one competitions – channel your inner Tiger Woods to beat them!

Responsible for F1 2022

F1 Manager 2022 is due out in August and promises to be the best management sim ever for the series.

You can become the boss of a team further down the peloton, or jump straight into the deep end and take charge of Ferrari, Red Bull or Mercedes.

Impress board members by achieving your season goals and long-term goals, ensuring your team’s success for years to come.

F1 Manager 2022 allows you to manage every element of your team. If you think you can do a better job than Toto Wolff, now is your chance to prove it.

Madden NFL

Madden NFL MobileIt’s the cream of the crop for American football games, especially with the latest edition featuring a revamped Franchise mode.

Originally released on consoles in 1988, the Madden NFL series is widely recognized as the number one video game on the planet.

You can manage staff, undertake weekly game planning, scout for players, and support your team on game day as they strive to reach the Super Bowl.

There’s even a co-op mode where you can help your friends with their NFL seasons or allow them to help you. Really great !

GRID Autosport

When it comes to motorsport game rankings, Gran Turismo and Forza are often considered the standout series in the genre.

However, true car racing game enthusiasts know that the GRID series blows away the competition in terms of overall gaming experience.

GRID Autosport on mobile is a port of the PC version and gives players the ability to choose from 100 cars and compete in 100 different races.

Showcasing a wide range of racing styles and disciplines, GRID Autosport proves that developers Codemasters still have the magic touch when it comes to racing games.

Rocket League Side Swipe

If you are looking one of the best games to play on a weekendlook no further than the fabulously entertaining Rocket League Sideswipe.

Developers Psyonix’s decision to create a completely redesigned, mobile-friendly version of the rocket-car soccer action game has undoubtedly paid huge dividends.

Rather than having the gameplay take place in 3D space, Psyonix switched to 2D presentation to ensure the game looked super smooth on mobile devices.

The overall experience is enhanced by both online and offline modes to make the game extremely accessible to anyone looking for a fast mobile gaming solution.

Top 10 Premium PlayStation Plus Sports Games

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Sports titles are often overlooked by most basic gamers around the world, but PlayStation Plus Premium has a decent selection. Although missing key titles like Fifa and mad, there are still exciting sports games like pure poolNBA 2K22, and Golf with your friends. Sports fan or not, try these PlayStation Plus Premium sports games.

10 – AO Tennis 2

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AO Tennis 2 will definitely meet your need for a PlayStation Plus Premium tennis game. It doesn’t have as high a budget as an EA game, but the court looks detailed and the tennis gameplay controls well. There are many tactical options for you on the court, such as a lob, a spike, a volley, a bunt, and a slice with your racquet. It gives a lot of options while remaining easy to understand.

His youngest counterpart from Nacon, world tennis tour 2, is also available on PlayStation Plus Premium, but this new offering has a card-based system that boosts player stats and a more complex control method that will freak out casual gamers.

9 – Pure Pool

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pure pool brings a realistic view of sports to PlayStation Plus Premium. It has four different modes to suit your tastes, such as American 8 Ball Pool and online multiplayer. An interesting feature of the game is the DNA profile it attaches to you. It creates an AI based on your movements, alongside your friends who play with you online. According to the official Steam page, “You can still play against [them]even when not online.” Some have commented, however, that online play is unreliable according to Steam reviews, so the PS4 and PS5 could suffer similar circumstances.

Despite his problems, pure pool is a quite striking pool game as it includes depth of field and detailed textures that will delight simulation fans. The reflections of the shiny balls are also magnificent. The developers call it “the next best thing to do in real life”. You can see if it is because you can download it as a PlayStation Plus Premium sports game.

8 – Ultra Chess

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We know what you’re thinking; chess is not a sport. However, the Olympic Committee recognized him in 1999 in this class, so Ultra Chess account. This game is one of the best ways to challenge your skills in this strategic game. You get Grandmaster-approved AI, cross-platform online functionality, and plenty of time-based modes available in Classical and Blitz. The game looks fantastic for what it is as you can play the game in a variety of environments. PlayStation VR functionality is also included, allowing you to sit next to chess pieces and grab them.

“The game is snappy enough to deserve some attention, thanks in part to the HD resolutions,” said Robert Grosso in his TechRaptor review. “Most importantly, the visual style is elegant in its presentation.”

Ultra Chess has a simple premise, but you can’t beat a classic game like this. It will stay popular for a long time and you can play a version of the classic tabletop game as a PlayStation Plus Premium title.

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7 – Hot Shots Tennis

Hot Shots Tennis PlayStation Plus Premium Sports

One of the most underrated sports games of the PS2 generation Tennis hot shots is still engaging to this day. The controls are easy to understand, and your timing with each shot is key, because if you stumble, the ball goes the opposite direction you want it to. Unlike many games today, you will be able to unlock new characters and stages as you progress through the career mode.

Tennis hot shots is stuck in 4:3, but the art style is lovely and makes up for the old-school graphics. Currently, it is also one of the best classic games on PlayStation Plus Premium.

6 – Infinite Minigolf

Infinite Minigolf Sports Games PlayStation Plus Premium
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Developed by the same people who created the zen pinball series, Infinite minigolf showcases the same pure creativity in her classes. The haunted house is steeped in its spooky atmosphere, the child’s room takes you to the scale of a toy, and in some runs, the objects around you tell a story. The mini golf in this game is well controlled, and what makes this game different is that you can use different power ups.

Plus, you can create your own tracks for your friends to play. Infinite minigolf is quite feature-rich and will let your creativity run free. PlayStation VR is also supported in this game. Zen Studios claims on the PlayStation Store listing that “environments come to life in exciting ways, making Infinite minigolf the definitive VR golf experience.” Check it out if you have a headset gathering dust in a closet.

5 – PGA Tour 2K21

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Rank this list is PGA Tour 2K21. There are a variety of modes you can play making the game a definitive golf simulation experience. There’s a career mode that lets you compete for the FedEx Cup, plus a suite of customization options for your controller. 2K says on the game’s Steam page that there are “thousands of custom options”. You can also play with your friends in Alt-Shot, Stroke Play, Skins, and 4-player Scramble modes.

The game was fairly well received by critics and gamers with an average of 76 Metacritic score and a very positive score from Steam users. That’s probably thanks to its realistic graphics and decent take on the golf scene.

4 – NBA 2K 2 Playgrounds

NBA 2K Playgrounds 2 PlayStation Plus Premium
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Wish we had a modern take on the popular NBA jam? Good, NBA 2K 2 playgrounds is a spiritual successor to the legendary arcade game. There is no shakalaka boom, but do a slam dunk in NBA 2K 2 playgrounds always feels satisfying. You’ll also need to time your shots perfectly to get three-point shots, and there’s a real challenge in this arcade experience. The game is also beautiful with wonderful outdoor themed areas.

The only big issue with this game is the microtransaction elements. You will have to unlock players while playing the game or pay money to get card packs. It’s a good thing that the base game is at least a lot of fun to play.

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3 – Golf for everyone

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Despite the server outage in September 2022, Everyone’s Golf still holds an entertaining journey through each course. With an anime-like art style, each environment pops on screen, and developer Clap Hanz was able to deliver a lot of personality to its characters. If you know the hot shots series, Everyone’s Golf is a continuation of it.

It’s an accessible game that anyone can understand with just three button prompts, and the developer has implemented a challenge mode that will gradually teach you how to master Everyone’s golf. There are also additional activities that you can do in this crazy sports game like fishing and go-karting among others.

2 – Golf with your friends

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There’s plenty of golf to do on PlayStation Plus Premium, but arguably the best of this subgenre is Golf with your friends. In this mini golf extravaganza, you have imaginative levels with an excellent base theme, perfect physics, and a simplicity anyone can relate to. You can play the game normally with your friends or you can activate the bounce, which allows the ball to jump from place to place.

Many strategies can be used when the rebound feature is activated, making the simple game of mini golf even more challenging. Add in the creative obstacles that developer Blacklight Interactive has put in place, and you’ll have a great time with your friends online.

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1 – NBA 2K22

Premium Sports Games NBA 2K22 PlayStation Plus
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If EA Sports is totally absent from this list, 2K is catching up, especially with NBA 2K22. The graphics are phenomenal with realistic facial animation and awesome sweat physics. This basketball game has many modes to offer, including MyGM, where you play as the leader of a team, and MyCAREER, which lets you create a custom character and try to be the next Michael Jordan. .

2K has also improved dribbling, shooting, dunking, alleys, blocks and contests which arguably make this game the best sports game on PlayStation Plus Premium by a landslide. Keep in mind that there are microtransactions in NBA 2K22′s MY CREW.

The whistle has sounded, and that’s the end of our list of the best PlayStation Plus Premium sports games in July 2022. Are there any we missed? Let us know in the comments below.

PlayStation Plus Premium access was provided to the writer by PlayStation Canada.

Quidditch goes quadball as sport bodies change names

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Quidditch, the sport inspired by the game of sorcery in the ‘Harry Potter’ books, will now be known as quadball, its governing bodies have said, a name change intended in part to distance itself from the views of author JK Rowling on transgender issues. In a statement posted on its website on Wednesday, the International Quidditch Association (IQA) said it was joining American Quidditch and Major League Quidditch – now renamed US Quadball (USQ) and Major League Quadball – in adopting the new name after the three bodies previously announced their decision to make the change.

At the time, they cited two reasons: Rowling’s views on transgender issues sparked controversy, and Warner Bros., which was behind the “Harry Potter” films, owner of the “quidditch” trademark. , limiting the expansion of the sport. In 2020, Rowling raised concerns about allowing trans women access to women’s spaces, drawing praise from some women’s rights activists as well as accusations of transphobia, which the author dismissed, from activists. trans.

Chris Lau, Chairman of the IQA Board, said the IQA is “very excited to join USQ and MLQ in changing the name of our sport and supporting this change among our members around the world” . He added: “We are confident in this stage and we look forward to all the new opportunities that quadball will bring. This is an important moment in the history of our sport.”

Quadball, referring to the number of balls and positions in the sport, was chosen following surveys. First introduced in Rowling’s books, the game was adapted to real life in 2005 with two teams of seven running with brooms between their legs in a full-contact sport.

Today, nearly 600 teams in 40 countries play the game, according to the IQA. USQ and MLQ will own the quadball trademark in the United States, the IQA said, adding that it plans to enter into a licensing agreement to use the term.

He said the last international quidditch tournament, the IQA European Games 2022, will be held on July 23-24 in the Irish city of Limerick, with 20 teams from Europe, Australia and Hong Kong.

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From fears of paralysis to the CWG, Sumeeth’s inspiring story

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From battling the fear of lower body paralysis as a teenager to breaking into India’s Commonwealth Games squad, Indian doubles B player Sumeeth Reddy’s journey has been quite the journey.

Many summers ago, Sumeeth, then an aspiring men’s singles player, sat on his bed contemplating his life after being diagnosed with a spinal degeneration problem that left him bedridden for three weeks.

Doctors had asked him to quit badminton, but all he could think of were ways to get back on the court.

Cut to 2022, Sumeeth earned a place at the Commonwealth Games in India after dominating the mixed doubles selection trials with experienced Ashwini Ponnappa. He did it on his own, doing physiotherapy as part of his rehab program.

”It was in 2010-2011, I was one of the top 5 Indian players in men’s singles. One day I had back pain and it turned out that there were air bubbles in the bones of my spinal cord. I was told to quit the sport,’ Sumeeth told PTI in an interview.

”I consulted a dozen doctors but none could give me a solution. I was bedridden for about 20 days. Even to go to the toilet I had to take support and there were fears of lower body paralysis but I was not ready to stop.

”After a few weeks, I started trying things out. Every day I tried a new way. I tried Ayurvedic and everything possible and slowly found a way.

“In the end, rehabilitation, exercise and following a strict diet helped. I had to give up singles but after 3-4 years I felt I was improving.” Since then, Sumeeth has never stopped fighting against adversity. He battled online hate and lack of support from foundations and sponsors, and had to organize funds by smashing his investments to fuel his badminton dream.

”I’m a badminton addict, nothing comes first. I have never been supported by any NGO or foundation, I have not had any equipment sponsor since 2018. I have not received any salary since last year from my employer,” said Sumeeth, who is employed at the Telangana Income Tax Department.

When asked why he was not receiving his compensation, Sumeeth said he had submitted all the documents requested of him before taking time off to participate in tournaments, but confusion still reigns.

”I have been buying my equipment and financing my trips abroad since 2019. It was only after winning the selection events that BAI sent us to Malaysia and Indonesia. I am not complaining. I’m a crazy person. Nothing can stop me from playing this sport.” After trying twice at Glasgow 2014 and Gold Coast 2018, Sumeeth proved lucky for the third time as he and Ashwini Ponnappa became the top pair in mixed doubles at the trials and won a ticket to the Birmingham Games.

After winning the Trials final, an emotional Sumeeth fell to his knees with his hands covering his face, before falling flat on the ground.

”I narrowly missed twice in 2014 and 2018. It was always a dream, but I couldn’t make it happen. 10-11 years is a long time in a career. So it was a moment of emotion. If not in men’s doubles, at least in mixed doubles, I could qualify for the event.” While Sumeeth has played with Manu Attri as an Indian men’s doubles duo for the past decade and also qualified for the Rio Olympics in 2016, he only recently got into mixed doubles in earnest, although he has partnered with many over the past decade.

”I played with Ashwini in 2017. We had some commendable wins as well, but it was only six events. After that, Tan’s (Tan Kim Her) coach wanted Ashwini to play with Satwik (Satwiksairaj Rankireddy) and it was a successful pairing for the Indian contingent at CWG 2018.

”I have played with many players but we have never been able to train together. So it was in September last year that Ashwini and I decided to start playing together and I am now focusing on mixed doubles.

”With the experience we both have, I believe we can do well for the country. We started at Hylo Open. It takes time to coordinate but with every game we get better.” Sumeeth said he was looking forward to the Birmingham showpiece to begin.

”We had a great time training together. We are just waiting for the tournament to start showing what we have, to play for the country.

”All of the CWG countries are improving and it would be a tough tournament. In the end, it will come down to that day, the ranking won’t matter, maybe at best only 5-10%, what will matter is who can hold the nerves,” said he signed.

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Five facts you might want to know about Praggnanandhaa

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Grandmaster Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, one of the country’s youngest bright talents, won the Paracin Open Group A chess tournament title on Saturday, after scoring eight points in nine rounds. Praggnanandhaa remained undefeated and finished half a point ahead of Alexandr Predke, who finished with 7.5 points. This young grandmaster showed incredible form in the tournament, winning the first six games and drawing the seventh. He also recorded victories against Indian WGM Srija Seshadri, Lachezar Yordanov (Bulgaria), Kazybek Nogerbek (Kazakhstan), his compatriot Koustav Chatterjee, Arystanbek Urazayev (Kazakhstan).

The 16-year-old will be considered part of India’s B’ team for the 44th Chess Olympiad to be held in Chennai from July 28. He left the masses amazed with his gameplay and clever moves on the chessboard. Here are five facts you need to know about this young chess grandmaster:

1) Praggnanandhaa started playing chess when he was 5 years old. This chess prodigy has been playing the game since the age of five. He made a lot of progress in the world of chess with the support of his family, who were initially reluctant to get him into the game.

2) Winner of the World Youth Chess Championship in the Under-8 and Under-10 categories, Praggnanandhaa showed immense potential to be a future chess great at a very young age. He won the World Youth Chess Championship in the under-8 category in 2013. This earned him the title of Master of the International Chess Federation (FIDE) at the age of seven. He followed that up with a win in the Under-10 category of the Championship in 2015.

3) The youngest international master in the history of the game Praggnanandhaa, born in Chennai, is the youngest international master in the history of chess. International Master is the title awarded by the International Chess Federation (FIDE) for outstanding performance in the game. It is the rank below Grandmaster, the highest title in chess. To obtain this title, a player must reach the established classic or standard FIDE rating of 2400 and earn three international standards in international competition.

Praggnanandhaa achieved this title in 2016 at the age of 10, completing his third and final standard at the KIIT International Open. This, coupled with his 2400 ELO rating, earned him the title. 4) The second youngest grandmaster in chess history in 2018

The 16-year-old is the second-youngest Grandmaster in chess history and also the youngest Indian to win the title. Grandmaster is the highest title obtainable in the game. To earn this title, the player must achieve a classic or established standard FIDE rating of 2,500 and earn three grandmaster standards in international competition. This prodigious talent obtained the title at the age of 12 years, 10 months and 13 days in June 2018 during the 4th Gredine Open in Ortisei, Italy, the second youngest at the time to receive the title. After picking up a win over Grandmaster Moroni Luca Jr in round eight, he earned his GM standard with one round to spare.

Ukrainian Sergey Karjakin is the youngest GM in chess – he achieved this feat in 2002 at 12 years and 7 months. 5) Youngest player to beat reigning multi-world champion Magnus Carlsen

This young chess talent also caused a major upheaval that shook the chess world. He is the youngest player to have beaten the reigning world chess champion on several occasions, Magnus Carlsen. He beat Carlsen in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters in February 2022, which is an online fast-paced chess competition and at the age of 16 became the youngest to defeat Carlsen since being crowned champion in 2013. He also went on to defeat him in the fifth round of the Chessable Masters online rapid chess tournament three months later. (ANI)

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Football-Chelsea signs Senegalese defender Koulibaly from Napoli

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Chelsea have completed the signing of Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli on a four-year contract, the Premier League club announced on Saturday.

British media reported that Chelsea had paid a fee of around 32 million pounds ($38 million) for Koulibaly, who becomes the London side’s second summer signing since the Todd Boehly-led takeover after the arrival of Raheem Sterling on Wednesday. “I am very happy to be here with this team at Chelsea,” Koulibaly said in a statement. “They are a great team in the world and my dream has always been to play in the Premier League.

“Chelsea came first to get me in 2016 but we didn’t get there. Now when they came to me I accepted it because they really wanted me to come to the Premier League to play for them.” Chelsea lost centre-backs Antonio Rudiger and Andreas Christensen earlier in the close season, and Koulibaly’s edition will be a boost for Thomas Tuchel’s side as they seek to close the gap on Manchester City and Liverpool.

Koulibaly made 317 appearances for Napoli after joining Belgian club Genk in 2014, winning two trophies and cementing his place among some of Italy’s top defenders. He was included in the Serie A Team of the Year four times and named the league’s best defender in 2018-19.

Koulibaly also spoke out against racism during his time at Napoli after being abused by the mob on several occasions. The 31-year-old has earned 62 caps for Senegal since making his senior debut in 2015 and led them to victory at the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.

“From our point of view, he is a perfect addition to the squad,” Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel told the club’s website. “We have a strong player, a strong personality with a lot of experience… I’m very happy that he signed and joined our team.”

Chelsea, who finished third last season, are currently in the United States on a pre-season tour. They kick off the new campaign with a trip to Everton on August 6. ($1 = 0.8437 pounds)

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How technology has changed the NFL experience

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The National Football League is the most popular professional sports league in the United States and one of the most watched sports leagues in the world. For a league of this magnitude, there is always a need to incorporate new and improved innovations to keep up with the trends of the digital society we live in.

As NFL franchises seek to make huge profits from marketing their superstar teams and players, it’s no secret that fans are at the forefront of any franchise’s success. Today’s NFL fans are some of the most loyal and hardcore consumers a team could want. As a result, fan happiness is the top priority of any football team and the league in general.

Technology plays a huge role in strengthening the bond between the NFL and its ever-growing global fanbase. Nowadays, football fans have become completely immersed in the day-to-day activities of a team, both on and off the pitch. The interactions between teams, players and fans have also gone way beyond what they looked like at the time.

Let’s take a look at some of the biggest technologies that have transformed the NFL experience:

Second showing

Before the introduction of personal computers and mobile devices, NFL fans were limited to watching football games in person or through television. And if you happened to miss the show, you had to wait to read the next day’s papers. It’s all archaic now.

Football fans now have the luxury of watching a game live on their TV while keeping an eye on live stats, commentary and other game analysis via a mobile device. With this, fans can now engage with other viewers online via live tweets and comments on social media platforms while watching the game live.

Fans can voice their opinion during a live game and also read what others have to say about the game. These interactions benefit the league as they help keep fans glued to sports. It also gives fans a sense of community and a more engaging live gaming experience.

Smart stadiums

Stadiums have always been more than seats and green lawns. It’s always been about fans.

Football fans will tell you that physically attending a Super Bowl game replaces virtual viewing; the atmosphere is more captivating. Now that talk of smart stadiums is coming true, NFL fans are about to have an even more memorable experience watching the sport they love.

Franchises are looking to integrate innovative technologies such as artificial intelligence, 5G connectivity, audiovisual solutions and IoT to make sports venues more attractive to football fans. Attendees of football matches will be welcomed with top-notch digital services and entertainment. This will increase viewership and participation, foster a healthy relationship between teams and their fans, and also help attract sponsors.

Mobile sports betting

Sports betting has gained a lot of traction in the United States since the Supreme Court struck down the federal ban on sports betting. As of this writing, 30 states have legalized betting, although online betting is only legal in 21 states.

Football is the most popular sport to bet on in the United States, and thanks to mobile sports betting platforms, like FanDuel, fans can now access NFL lines without sweating. They can also view different statistics, analyzes and other necessary information online before placing their bets.

The potential monetary rewards of placing a bet help fuel interest. As a result, sports betting has helped propel the league’s popularity beyond US borders and increased fan engagement.

Live broadcast

The NFL has metamorphosed from the national professional sports league it once was into a globally recognized league, thanks in large part to an increased level of accessibility. Fans can access league matches, live commentary and analysis on their mobile phone by simply subscribing to live streaming platforms like Peacock or Amazon Prime.

Additionally, live streaming technology continues to improve dramatically as streaming platforms look to improve the consumer experience. For example, subscribers can now view live NFL games from different angles, as if they were physically present at the stadium.


The NFL isn’t what it used to be; The integration of modern digitization has helped grow the league and its franchises, strengthen the relationship between teams and their fans, and provide fans with a more enjoyable experience.

But the league is just getting started. With the prospects of more advanced technology in the future, it looks like the best is yet to come.

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Navdeep Saini will play eight games for the English county of Kent

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Indian fast bowler Navdeep Saini will play eight games for English county side Kent in the current season.

The pacer will wear his favorite shirt number 96 and follow in the footsteps of Rahul Dravid to become the second Indian Test cricketer to play for the county.

Saini, who slipped under the radar when it came to the national reckoning, was a net bowler for the Indian team ahead of his rescheduled fifth Test against England in Birmingham earlier this month.

“Kent Cricket are delighted to announce the signing of India international fast bowler Navdeep Saini for up to three County Championship matches and five Royal London Cup matches, subject to visa and regulatory approval,” Kent announced. on its website.

The 29-year-old has represented his country in all forms of play after making his T20I debut for India in August 2019.

Kent County have praised India’s reserve leader.

”Hailed as one of the five fastest Indian bowlers in world cricket, Saini is capable of clocking 95mph and has won 148 class leading wickets at 28.80 with a career bowling economy of 2.92” , the website said.

On joining Kent Cricket, Saini said: “It’s a great opportunity to play county cricket and I can’t wait to give my all for Kent.” Kent manager of cricket and former keeper Paul Downton said : ”A year from now when it has been difficult to take wickets, we are delighted to have the opportunity to add a fast bowler of the quality of Navdeep to our team. ”

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Wolves have W88 as their shirt sponsor

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Global online gaming leader W88 will appear on the front of Wolves’ 2018-19 Premier League kit as part of a two-year sponsorship deal.

W88 will also be prominently featured across the Wolves range of training wear, which will be made available alongside the new home uniform later this month.

The most extensive collaboration of its kind in club history, W88 will work with Wolves as lead partners on various beneficial activations.

“We are delighted to reinforce W88 as our main sponsor for Wolves’ first season in the Premier League, and we anticipate an active supporting bureaucracy going forward,” said Wolves chief executive Laurie Dalrymple.

“The dedication they showed to wolves even extended to them by letting their emblem be changed from their traditional brand blue color to black and gray to complement our old gold, which we really appreciate.

“We are delighted to be working with W88 for the next two seasons. This collaboration is undoubtedly the most important in the history of the club.”

W88’s Hilly Ehrlich, the company’s business development manager, said: “We are delighted to be working with Wolves, a prestigious football team with a rich sporting history that has influenced modern football today.

“This cooperation is a significant step for us in expanding our global reach, and we plan to actively support the club in connecting Wolves defenders in the UK and at large.”

W88 sports partners is an exclusive private equity concept for the sports sector and franchisees. Our goal is to form partnerships with clubs and leagues. To generate additional revenue and increase your club’s financial flexibility using our own approaches.

The University of Wolverhampton currently sponsors the academy shirts. Thus, the club will reveal a sponsor for the junior uniform before revealing the home and away shirts.

According to Dalrymple, Wolves have always been a good family club. Therefore, we take our obligations to children and young fans very seriously.

“In light of this, we have entered into a second agreement with a different company which will feature on all junior kits, which we will unveil very shortly,” the statement read.

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Russia claim Wimbledon title from Elena Rybakina

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The Russian Tennis Federation was quick to claim Elena Rybakina as “our product” in their run for the women’s title at Wimbledon.

They went on to praise her training schedule in the country after winning the Venus Rosewater Dish as Wimbledon champions while representing Kazakhstan.

“It’s the Russian school, after all. She played here with us for a long time, then in Kazakhstan,” Russian Tennis Federation President Shamil Tarpishchev told sports website Championat on Saturday after Rybakina beat Ons Jabeur 3-6, 6-2, 6-2 on the center court.

Rybakina, 23, was born in Moscow and played in the Russian system until 2018, when financial problems led her to change nationality.

There was no official reaction from the Kremlin to Rybakina’s success at Wimbledon, but some commentators claimed his victory as a Russian achievement and a symbolic snub to the All England Club’s ban on players representing Russia and Belarus.

Players from these countries were banned from the Wimbledon tournament due to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.

Some Russian state media have highlighted Rybakina’s roots in Moscow, with others choosing to simply call her a “representative of Kazakhstan”. The last Russian woman to win a Grand Slam singles title was Maria Sharapova at the French Open in 2014. Moscow-born Sofia Kenin, who left Russia as a baby and plays for the United States, won the Australian Open in 2020.

Kazakhstan, meanwhile, are delighted to have their first Grand Slam singles champion. “Kazakhstani tennis player Elena Rybakina has achieved a historic victory in the very prestigious Wimbledon tournament. I warmly congratulate this outstanding athlete! wrote President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev on Twitter.

Rybakina’s victory is the culmination of a long-term plan for tennis in Kazakhstan. The oil and gas-rich Central Asian nation has a long tradition of homegrown success in sports like boxing and cycling, but has often relied on recruiting talented tennis players from Russia. Rybakina, known for her big serve that netted 253 aces this year, made the switch at 19 when her career stalled due to financial issues. The Kazakhstan Tennis Federation stepped in with an offer – to represent them in exchange for the money needed to support a tennis player’s global lifestyle. Rybakina said this week that she felt like she lived on tour rather than in one place.

When Rybakina – nervous, barely smiling, apparently not quite sure what she had achieved – stepped into the stands of Center Court on Saturday to celebrate with her team, she kissed the first KTF President Bulat Utemuratov, then Yaroslava Shvedova, the former player who became her mentor. Shvedova, like Rybakina, was born in Moscow, switched allegiance to Kazakhstan in 2008 and won two Grand Slam doubles titles.

Rybakina’s victory also comes at a tense moment in relations between Russia and Kazakhstan.

The year began with the deployment of Russian troops to its Central Asian neighbor to quell protests that turned violent. Kazakhstan’s government welcomed the move, but was particularly reluctant to endorse Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which began the following month. President Tokayev told Putin at a televised conference in St Petersburg last month that Kazakhstan would not recognize the two Russian-backed separatist governments in eastern Ukraine.

Rybakina was reserved in her comments on the invasion.

“I just want the war to end as soon as possible. Peace, yeah,” she said after her quarterfinal match.

On the banning of players representing Russia, Rybakina said: “When I heard that, it’s not something you want to hear because we play sports. Everybody wants to compete. They don’t did not choose their place of birth.

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The Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market Is Booming Worldwide – Designer Women

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Any athlete can directly request revised diets: Anurag Thakur

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Union Minister for the Ministry of Youth and Sports, Shri Anurag Singh Thakur has launched revised cash reward, national welfare and pension schemes for sportsmen, a web portal for the programs of the Ministry of Sports ( and National Sports Development Fund Website ( today in New Delhi.

Shri Anurag Thakur informed that the Ministry of Youth and Sports has made several significant changes to the cash award scheme for medal winners at international sporting events and their coaches, Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay National Welfare for Sportspersons (PDUNWFS) and Pension to Meritorious Sportsperson Scheme of Department of Sports with a vision to make these programs more user friendly, easy to access and transparent.

The Union Minister hailed this development as another step towards digital India by empowering citizens and bridging the gap between government and citizens, system and facilities, problems and solutions, and by advancing the Prime Minister’s vision of minimum government and maximum governance. These revised regimes will bring more transparency and accountability to benefit athletes in record time, the Minister explained.

Shri Thakur pointed out that now any individual athlete can directly apply for the three programs based on their eligibility. “Previously, proposals were received through Sports Federations/SAIs, which took considerable time for proposal submission. Sometimes it took more than 1-2 years to approve the proposal. wanted and subsequent approval of the cash reward, the applicant must now apply online for the cash reward program within six months from the last closing date of the particular event,” he said. added.

The Union Minister further informed that the verification process in the three systems has been greatly simplified to reduce the processing time. To ensure coaches receive their cash reward in a timely manner, required changes have been made to the program. Retirement benefits have also been extended to Deaflympics athletes. “To implement the above features in these schemes, the Ministry of Sports has developed the web portal to assist sports people to apply for benefits under the above schemes from the Ministry of Sports “, he added.

Shri Thakur said this online portal will facilitate athletes’ real-time tracking of applications and authentication via a one-time password (OTP) sent to their registered mobile phone number. The physical submission of applications by candidates to the ministry would no longer be required. The portal has also been integrated with DBT-MIS, which will enable the transfer of funds to athletes directly to their bank accounts to achieve the goals of the Government of India’s DBT mission.

The Union Minister further added that the portal will not only help the Department to quickly weed out all the applications within the given time frame but will also be used to generate different types of required reports and athlete data management. The online portal would be updated from time to time to meet the needs of athletes and common scenarios.

The Union Minister pointed out that the department has also developed a dedicated interactive website for the “National Sports Development Fund” (NSDF). This fund is based on CSR contributions from central and state governments, PSUs, private companies and individuals, etc. for the promotion and development of sport in the country. The Union Minister informed that individuals, institutions and businesses can now contribute directly to players, sports facilities and sporting events through the portal. The NSDF corpus is used for the Target Olympic Podium (TOP) program, infrastructure development by prominent athletes and sports organizations, etc. helped make the NSDF a great success for the development of the sport in the country,” he added.

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Tennis-Australia wary of kissing ‘Nincompoop Nick’ Kyrgios

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Nick Kyrgios’ transformation from doubles artist to Grand Slam singles finalist is one of the most remarkable tennis stories of the year, but Australian fans could be excused a little caution before embracing his success at Wimbledon.

His response to Rafa Nadal’s withdrawal from their Wimbledon semi-final on Thursday was loaded with the kind of respect that defined the interaction between top players in this golden era of men’s tennis. “Different players, different personalities,” he posted on Instagram. “I hope your recovery is going well and we all hope to see you back in good health soon. See you next…”

However, Kyrgios’ long track record of deviating from the path of mutual respect has caused many Down Under to hold their breath and wait for the return of what a local newspaper dubbed ‘Nincompoop Nick’ this week. From on-court meltdowns, broken racquets, accusations of tanking and an infamous Stan Wawrinka sled to his regular abuse of referees, barely a tournament goes by without Kyrgios incurring the wrath of the administration .

Even on the march to his first Grand Slam singles final, there were two incidents deemed worthy of fines from the All England Club which left some of his countrymen embarrassed, others seething. He then learned he would face court next month in Canberra for simple assault on a former girlfriend.

‘MORE MATURE’ There’s never been any doubt about the 27-year-old’s talent, nor a shortage of theories as to why he’s never realized it before – both from the Kyrgios himself and media that reported on his career.

“I just feel like I’m more mature,” he said after his quarter-final win over Cristian Garín. “I think at the beginning of my career, if I made a third, a fourth or a quarter-final, I would be on my phone a lot, I would engage a lot online, I would want to go out to dinner…

“I feel like it’s literally as easy as resting. Like, ‘Nick, stay home. That hasn’t always been the easiest thing for me in my career.” Given the ups and downs of his career, it’s perhaps not too surprising that earlier this year Kyrgios had seemingly resigned himself to a career where he entertained in the early rounds of Grand Slam singles and aimed for the duplicate titles.

Partnering with friend Thanasi Kokkinakis at the Australian Open, “the Special Ks” drew raucous crowds and won a men’s doubles title that Kyrgios described as the “number one” achievement of his career. However, it was ultimately just a sideshow as Ash Barty ended the nation’s long wait for a singles title at Melbourne Park before retiring to nationwide cheers.

‘SAME GOAL’ Barty’s career was transformed when she built a team around her to deflect the pressure and it looks like Kyrgios may have taken a leaf from his book, although he still regularly berates his surroundings of the court.

“I think everyone has the same goal in my team, that’s why it works,” he said this week. “We all know what we came here to do. I let them know that I wanted to go far enough here and maybe even lift the trophy.”

If he manages to beat Novak Djokovic or Cam Norrie in Sunday’s final, it may be that winning tennis’ most prestigious title erases all his previous sins in the eyes of his compatriots. “I’ve softened up on Kyrgios,” columnist Darren Kane wrote in the Sydney Morning Herald on Friday.

“Not completely bother you (but) looking at things through any sort of lens, Kyrgios’ fiery misdeeds don’t really measure up on the atrocity meter.”

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Motor racing-Albon feeling good for Austria after Silverstone smash

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Williams driver Alex Albon said he was feeling well for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix after being taken to hospital for checks following a big crash at Silverstone last weekend. The British-born Thai said he was back in the team simulator on Wednesday after resting for a few days.

“I feel pretty much back to normal,” he told the team’s website (, explaining that he only had a few bumps and bruises. “I’m just taking it a step further with Patrick, my performance coach, and making sure I’m back in top form for Friday.

“Obviously it can seem quite dramatic when people go to hospital. But, to reassure everyone, I just went to do some precautionary checks. It’s really standard procedure.” Albon, who was thrown into the pit wall and across the track on the first lap by Aston Martin’s Sebastian Vettel, said he watched replays of his accident and attributed it to “one of those things”.

He added that the aero updates he first used at Silverstone appeared to be salvageable. Albon’s crash came seconds after a huge accident involving Chinese Alfa Romeo driver Guanyu Zhou who escaped unharmed after his car rolled over a wall of tires and crashed into a catch fence.

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I know everything will be different in Uzbekistan: Dangmei Grace

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Known for her pace and dribbling skills, Dangmei Grace knows that everything will be different and difficult during her time in Uzbekistan, where she aspires to be a “good ambassador” for Indian football.

The Indian striker recently fulfilled her dream of playing abroad by signing a professional contract with FC Nasaf of Uzbekistan.

”I know everything will be different in Uzbekistan — their style of play, the culture. I will have to adapt quickly and make new friends. But I am extremely enthusiastic about taking on this new challenge and sharing my experiences.

“It’s a dream come true for me,” Grace told the All India Football Federation (AIFF) website. ”It wasn’t an overnight dream for me. In fact, playing abroad has long been a dream. I dreamed a lot about that day. This is an opportunity for me to show my skills and be a good ambassador for Indian women’s football,” added the 26-year-old.

Grace started her international career in 2013 and won the South Asian Games (2016, 2019) and the SAFF Women’s Championships in 2016 and 2019. Domestically, she joined KRYPHSA FC and joined Sethu FC in 2018-19 before moving to Gokulam Kerala FC in the Indian Women’s League. She has two IWL triumphs to her name and an AFC Women’s Club Championship bronze medal last year.

”I want to share my experience as I played with the national team for many years. I want to explore myself here. I played three international matches against the Uzbekistan national team, and they are very tough,” she said.

The 2019 AIFF Emerging Player of the Year scored twice against Indonesia in the 2020 AFC Women’s Olympic Qualifiers, and most recently scored against Venezuela in India’s tour of Brazil.

“We are all extremely grateful for the exposure tours which made us confident as players, and also facilitated the popularity and growth of women’s football in India.

“Experience in international football is paramount, and the exhibition tours over the past few years have helped me enormously in my individual growth,” she said.

”My message to young girls will be, keep trying – anything can happen if you keep believing in yourself. Whatever challenges you face, don’t give up, keep trying until you reach your goal,” Grace concluded.

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Guitarist Carlos Santana passed out on stage during an American concert

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Veteran guitarist Carlos Santana passed out on stage at a US concert on Tuesday night after being overcome with heat exhaustion and dehydration. The Grammy Award winner, 74, was performing at the outdoor Pine Knob Music Theater in Clarkston, Michigan when the incident took place. A statement on his website says he was taken to the emergency room at McLaren Clarkston Medical Center for observation and is doing well.

“To all of you, thank you for your precious prayers. Cindy and I are doing well, taking it easy,” Santana wrote on his Facebook page, referring to his wife, drummer Cindy Blackman. “I forgot to eat and drink water so I got dehydrated and passed out, blessings and miracles to you all.”

Footage from the concert showed medical staff and other crew members huddled around Santana on stage. The statement quoted Santana’s manager, Michael Vrionis, as saying the guitarist’s concert on Wednesday in Burgettstown, Pennsylvania would be rescheduled for a later date.

Known for hits like “Black Magic Woman” and “Oye Como Va,” Mexican-born Santana, who shot to fame in the late 1960s with his band Santana, is currently on his “Miraculous Supernatural 2022” tour.

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Motor racing-Silverstone ‘perfect demonstration’ of F1 progress, says Brawn

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The British Grand Prix provided a “perfect demonstration” of what Formula 1 was aiming to achieve with its 2022 cars and how much safer the sport has become, according to managing director Ross Brawn. The halo head protection system was credited with saving the life of Chinese driver Guanyu Zhou after a massive first-lap crash, while Sunday’s race at Silverstone featured close racing and thrilling overtaking.

Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz took the race for his first Formula 1 victory. “What I liked was the precision the drivers could have with the cars. We saw countless fascinating battles that took place over several corners, with multiple position changes,” Brawn said in a column on the F1 website (

“We saw that drivers could take multiple lines with these new cars – and it allowed two, three or even four cars to drive almost side by side. Passing quality was also high,” he added. Brawn, a former team boss and technical director, said the drivers had been positive about the change and the ability to closely follow the cars ahead without turbulence.

He said many had observed that they had a much better chance of forcing a mistake by being able to sit on another driver’s cue. “The frequency with which the cars follow for consecutive laps and challenge for consecutive laps is much better this year than in previous years,” Brawn said.

He said it showed that the sport and the management of the FIA ​​had moved in the right direction with the aero rule changes introduced this season to make racing closer and more exciting. “The introduction of traceability is going to be a significant change for F1 going forward,” Brawn said.

“If there is any legacy from that time, it will be that traceability will now be a factor that will always be taken into account when designing new cars for Formula 1. We have never seen this before.”

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Rusty Eiffel Tower needs full repairs, reports say

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The Eiffel Tower is riddled with rust and needs full repairs, but instead is getting a 60 million euro cosmetic paint job ahead of the 2024 Olympics in Paris, according to confidential reports cited by the French magazine Marianne. The 324 meter high wrought iron tower, built by Gustave Eiffel at the end of the 19th century, is among the most visited tourist sites in the world, welcoming around six million visitors each year.

However, confidential expert reports cited by Marianne suggest that the monument is in poor condition and riddled with rust. “It’s simple, if Gustave Eiffel visited the place, he would have a heart attack,” an anonymous tower official told Marianne.

The company that oversees the tower, Société d’Exploitation de la Tour Eiffel (SETE), could not immediately be reached for comment. The tower is currently undergoing a €60 million repaint in preparation for the 2024 Olympics, the 20th time the tower has been repainted.

About 30% of the tower was to be stripped and then have two new coats applied, but work delays caused by the COVID pandemic and the presence of lead in the old paint mean only 5% will be treated, Marianne said. SETE has been reluctant to close the tower for a long time because of the tourist revenue that would be lost, he added.

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Football-Arsenal signs striker Jesus from Manchester City

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Arsenal have signed Brazilian striker Gabriel Jesus from Manchester City to a long-term contract, the London Premier League club announced on Monday.

Financial details were not disclosed, but British media reported that the 25-year-old Brazil international had signed a deal worth 45 million pounds ($54.54 million). “I followed Arsenal when I was young because of (Thierry) Henry,” Jesus told the Arsenal website. “Obviously I haven’t followed too many European teams but when I saw some of the players playing here I thought ‘wow, this club is great’.

“When I played against Arsenal I was watching the Emirates and it was a very good stadium so I’m very excited to play here.” Jesus was surplus to City’s requirements after the Premier League champions signed Norwegian striker Erling Haaland from Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund.

The Brazilian netted 95 goals and 46 assists for City but failed to carve out a place in the starting line-up last season, netting eight league goals as manager Pep Guardiola deployed a midfielder as “false nine” to lead the attack. Arsenal manager Arteta is hoping Jesus can fill the hole in his side’s attack after none of his key forwards scored more than five league goals last season.

The Brazilian worked with Arteta when the Spaniard was Guardiola’s assistant at City from 2016 to 2019. “I’m very excited. The club have done a tremendous job signing a player of this stature,” Arteta said.

“I know Gabriel very well personally, and we all know him well from his time in the Premier League and his success here. It’s a position that’s been on our radar for a long time now and we managed to get a player that we all wanted. , so I’m really happy.”

Jesus is Arsenal’s fourth signing this summer following the arrivals of compatriot Marquinhos, United States goalkeeper Matt Turner and Portuguese attacking midfielder Fabio Vieira. He will compete for the centre-forward job at Arsenal alongside 23-year-old England international Eddie Nketiah, who agreed a long-term contract extension this month.

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Harmanpreet back in Melbourne Renegades WBBL colors

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India captain Harmapreet Kaur will return to the Melbourne Renegades colors for a second season in the Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) at the eighth edition of the T20 tournament later this year. Harmanpreet, who has represented India in nearly 250 matches across all formats, is an all-around player renowned for her destructive hitting and practical off-spin. The 33-year-old was the Renegades’ top scorer and wicket taker in the WBBL last year. She scored 406 runs at an average of 58 – including 18 sixes, the most in the competition – and also claimed 15 wickets. “I’m thrilled to be coming back to the Renegades,” Harmanpreet said, as quoted by the Renegades website.

”I really enjoyed being part of the team environment last season and I feel like it helped me produce some of my best crickets. Personally, I just wanted to play my role for the team and it was nice to be able to do that.

”We supported each other as a team last year and were able to get some good results, but we still have a lot of room to improve. Hopefully we can do it, make the final again and put ourselves in a position to compete for the title,” she added. Mainly battling at number four, Harmanpreet won the Renegades game several times last season.

“We couldn’t be more excited to have Harmanpreet return to our club this summer,” said Melbourne Renegades chief executive James Rosengarten.

”Harmanpreet is one of the best players in the world, her record speaks for itself. She was exceptional for us last season and won the game on several occasions, having a prolific impact throughout the tournament with bat and ball.

“As an experienced player, Harmanpreet’s leadership and calm approach under pressure was a huge asset to our team. She was a perfect fit on and off the pitch and really fit into our team environment,” said he declared.

“After not being able to play in Melbourne last season, we know our fans will be thrilled to see Harmanpreet in action in the WBBL.”

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Tennis-Djokovic ready to help his son follow in his footsteps

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Novak Djokovic has said he will do everything in his power to support his son Stefan if he decides to follow in his footsteps, but the Serb wants to make sure the seven-year-old doesn’t feel pressured to pursue a career in tennis. Footage of the 20-time Grand Slam winner training with his son circulated on social media earlier this week and Djokovic also posted side-by-side photos of them hitting a forehand on Twitter, with the caption “so cool to see that”.

In May, Djokovic said his son won his first tournament on the same day he won the Italian Open, describing their success as a “double sun”. “I try to use every opportunity available…to play with him because he’s completely immersed in tennis right now,” Djokovic told reporters after his win over Tim van Rijthoven at Wimbledon on Sunday.

“All around tennis, how he can play, he watches, he analyses. I will support him in any way I can so he can be a professional tennis player…if he really wants to.” But it’s too early to talk about it, to be honest. He’s not even eight years old. It’s important to me that we have a father and son relationship…first and foremost, and that he enjoys life.”

Djokovic also said it was important for his son to be exposed to a variety of sports. “I think it’s very important to have, especially at this young age, a lot of stimulation for kids from different perspectives and different sports and different movements, different activities,” Djokovic said.

Six-time Wimbledon champion Djokovic will face Italy’s 10th seed Jannik Sinner in the quarter-finals.

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Motor racing-Hamilton defends ‘Stop Oil’ protesters at British GP

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Lewis Hamilton defended a group of ‘Just Stop Oil’ protesters who took to the track at Silverstone during Sunday’s British Grand Prix, but Formula 1 and Ferrari race winner Carlos Sainz said that they had put the pilots and their own lives in danger. Protesters raced onto the track after a massive first lap crash halted the race, but as cars were still moving.

Formula 1 boss Stefano Domenicali said they had been “totally stupid”. “You can protest all you want, it’s freedom of speech – but it’s really something… ridiculous, that’s the least I can say,” the Italian told Sky Sports TV .

British police had earlier said they had credible intelligence of a plan to disrupt the race. “I don’t know what the protest was for,” seven-time world champion Hamilton, who finished third for Mercedes, told reporters after initially saying “hugs to these guys”.

“I love people fighting for the planet and we need more people like them.” Sainz said he saw them running towards him and initially thought the run was flagged because of their action.

“Obviously people have to speak out and demonstrate where they want because it’s a right,” the Spaniard said. “I just don’t think jumping onto a Formula 1 track is the best way to do it and put yourself and all the other drivers in danger.”

Mercedes, which is sponsored by oil company Petronas and chemicals giant Ineos, later said Hamilton was not fully aware of the situation. “Lewis approved of their right to protest, but not the method they had chosen, which jeopardized their safety and that of others.”

A statement on says protesters are demanding an immediate halt to new oil and gas projects in the UK. With some 142,000 spectators descending on the circuit, located 90 minutes from London, the race is one of the sporting highlights of the British summer and has in the past attracted protesters.

Two years ago, police arrested four people after protesters unfurled a banner for climate action group Extinction Rebellion during the British Grand Prix. The race was then closed to spectators due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In 2003, Silverstone was the scene of one of Formula 1’s most bizarre and infamous protests when a man in a kilt ran down the track waving a banner saying: ‘Read the Bible, the Bible is always right.”

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Irish women’s football coach Pauw says she was raped

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Irish women’s football manager Vera Pauw has said she was raped by a ‘prominent football official’ in 1986 and sexually assaulted by two other men when she was a player in the Netherlands.

Pauw made the claims in a report published Saturday in respected Dutch newspaper NRC and in a statement she posted on Twitter. The culprit was not identified in Pauw’s statement or in the NRC story.

“Not even my relatives know about the rape I suffered at the hands of a prominent football official when I was a young player,” Pauw wrote. ”Later, two sexual assaults by two other men were added to this file. All three men were employed in Dutch football at the time of these incidents. The NRC wrote that the alleged rape happened at Pauw’s home in 1986. In an interview with the NRC, the coach said he was ‘stunned by the allegation’. and denied that a rape had taken place.

“Nothing inappropriate happened in this regard,” he told the newspaper.

Pauw also said that as a player and coach of the Dutch national team, she was exposed to “systematic sexual abuse, abuse of power, bullying, intimidation, isolation and frame-ups”. . In a written reaction published on its website, Dutch football association KNVB said it was “extremely shocked” by Pauw’s experiences, which it discussed with the association last year, discussions which led to a independent investigation.

The KNVB said the investigation “shows that the KNVB should have approached a number of issues differently”. For example, Vera has unfortunately faced a number of (judgment) errors and damaging comments from (former) KNVB employees in the past. KNVB behind this,” but said it is “unacceptable that Vera did not experience the safe working environment she was entitled to at the time. In personal contact with Vera, we have seen that this situation unfortunately has a profound impact on her and we are sorry for that.

“The FAI is absolutely aware of the impact these revelations will have on Vera’s well-being and has assured her of the full and continued support of the FAI Board and all of her Association colleagues,” did he declare.

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Online sports games market expected to reach $43.33 billion by the end of 2031-Turn 10 Studios (Microsoft), Nintendo, Codemasters, Sony, Tencent, Activision Blizzard, Sega, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Zynga , NEXON, NCSoft, Square Enix, NetEase Games – Indian Defense News

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Bundesliga: Scottish international Oliver Burke joins Werder Bremen

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Scotland international Oliver Burke is back in the Bundesliga after agreeing with promoted side Werder Bremen. The 25-year-old returns to the German top flight after a five-year absence, having scored one goal in 25 league appearances for RB Leipzig in 2016/17.

Since then he has had spells at West Bromwich Albion, Celtic, Alaves, Sheffield United and Millwall, but will now miss out for the Greens and Whites in 2022/23. “It’s good to go back to the Bundesliga and join a big club like Werder Bremen,” Burke told his new team’s official website. “I was delighted to hear about the interest from Werder and I am now happy to be here. I want to help the team with the experience I have gained over the last few years. I will m train hard so that you can contribute to the success of the team.”

Burke started his career at Nottingham Forest, but his pace, dribbling ability and attacking mindset caught the eye of Leipzig, who signed him on a five-year deal in 2016. No less than 20 of his Bundesliga outings in 2016/17 were as a substitute, however, and Burke left at the end of the campaign, returning to the Midlands in England with West Brom. The right-handed winger may not have managed to settle in one place in the years since, but the powers that be in Bremen have no doubts about his quality.

Clemens Fritz, Werder’s head of scouting and professional football, explained: “Oliver has seen a lot in his career so far and with 110 appearances in the top divisions he certainly has experience. He is physically strong and fast, which will help our game.” Burke is one of several summer signings made by Bremen and head coach Ole Werner following their promotion from the Bundesliga 2 last season, including Amos Pieper and Niklas Stark, who are set to form a new centre-back pairing in as North German. the club is looking to re-establish itself in the front runners. (ANI)

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The best Switch-exclusive sports games

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Whenever you feel like playing a sports game alone or with friends, the Nintendo Switch might not be the first console that comes to mind for stellar graphics and AAA titles. In fact, most licensed sports games, such as NHL and Madden, don’t even release on Nintendo’s hybrid unit.

Related: The weirdest sports in gaming

However, Nintendo never relied on third-party support for success. Although it doesn’t have some of the most successful titles in the industry on its platform, the company sidesteps this issue by releasing its own sports games, usually featuring Mario and his companions. The Nintendo Switch has more exclusive sports games than the PS5 and Xbox, but they can’t all be a hole in one.


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Most exclusive sports games on Switch’s star Nintendo characters compete for glory. Soccer Slammers is one of the few exceptions, and it looks like it could have benefited from a cameo or some sort of twist.

This arcade-style football game features two-on-two matches, with boring gameplay and bland environments. It’s also incredibly light on content. It’s disappointing, because the director, Jools Watsham – who created the excellent Mutant Mudds series – was unable to adapt the charming aesthetics and engaging gameplay of these games to Soccer Slammers.

6 Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020

Mario and Sonic began facing each other at the Olympics for the Wii, and the rivals still meet every few years for the next showdown. The two mascots, alongside their friends and foes, compete in events like baton twirling, boxing, and gymnastics to see who can take home the gold.

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 excels at offering a wide variety of playable characters and events, but neither provides enough depth to really challenge you. The game is at its best when playing with friends, as the single player mode is very dry and playing against the CPU is equally mind-numbing. The inclusion of 16-bit events is fun for a while, but loses its appeal after playing it a few times.

Mario, Luigi and the rest of the team didn’t spend as much time playing football as they did tennis or golf. Most Mario sports games started on the NES or N64, but the first Mario Strikers game was released on GameCube in 2005, with a sequel coming to Wii a few years later.

Related: Every Mario Strikers: Battle League Character, Ranked

Over a decade later, Mario Strikers is back, and while it’s exciting to see its return, Battle League offers nothing new to the series and has even less content than its predecessors. The biggest change is the introduction of the gear system, which lets you customize a character with new clothes that also affect their stats. Next Level Games has been on a roll with the last two entries in Luigi’s Mansion, so it’s surprising to see them drop the ball with Mario Strikers: Battle League.

4 Mario Golf: Super Rush

Golf is generally a slower sport that many like to play with friends to relax and have a good time. The Mario Golf series has always been able to emulate a similar feeling, in the comfort of your own home. A colorful roster of characters and dozens of creative courses have long defined the series, and Mario Golf: Super Rush mostly continues to carry that torch.

Like other Mario sports titles for Switch, one of the major criticisms against Super Rush was its lack of content at launch. Over a year later, the game is still getting new content, but that wasn’t the only problem. Super Rush introduces a new mode, called Speed ​​Golf, where players race to see who can land their ball in the hole the fastest. This is again an interesting gimmick that quickly loses its appeal after just a few spins.

3 Mario The Aces of Tennis

When he’s not rescuing Princess Peach from Bowser or making a movie, Mario can usually be found partying, driving race karts, or playing tennis with his companions. The first time you got to see Mario on the court was on the Virtual Boy in 1995, and nearly three decades later his backswing has never been better.

After Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash for the Wii U failed to win over audiences, there was a lot of pressure on Mario Tennis Aces to restore the brand’s reputation. Thankfully, Aces fixes many of its predecessor’s issues by including tighter controls, fewer gimmicks, and a fun single-player campaign. It still lacks some of the multiplayer modes that helped make the N64 and GameCube versions infamous, but it’s still a great game to play alone or with friends.

2 Nintendo Switch Sports

It’s hard to believe it took Nintendo five years to release a spiritual successor to Wii Sports on Switch. The original is one of the most popular games of all time, and the Joy-Cons are perfect for replicating the simple, intuitive controls that were key to the success of Wii Sports.

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Nintendo Switch Sports includes familiar sports like tennis and bowling, while introducing sports like badminton and football. Unlike Wii Sports, you can compete against other players online and collect new clothes and emotes for your avatar. Other sports, such as golf, are expected to come out in the future, and if they’re as fun to play as today’s culture, then Nintendo Switch Sports has the potential to become an essential game for every Switch owner.

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Golf Story was originally slated for release on Wii U. It was eventually delayed and, with the help of Nintendo, was released on Switch in 2017. Not only is Golf Story the first exclusive sports game on the console, but it’s still the the best and most convincing game in the range.

Golf Story is ultimately more than a sports game; it’s also an RPG full of fascinating characters and a fantastic story. It’s refreshing to mingle with the locals between rounds and spend your hard-earned cash on new gear and skills. Golf is intuitive, so it’s a great game even for people who aren’t familiar with the sport. Golf Story is often compared to Stardew Valley for its innovation in the simulation genre and aesthetic, and its unique concept makes it not only the best Switch-exclusive sports game, but one of the best games in its superb library. .

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Research Details Developments in Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market Analysis and Forecast to 2028

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Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market

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Goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharja set to train with Spanish club

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Goalkeeper Arindam Bhattacharya will travel to Spain for a training camp with Marbella FC as part of his preparations for the upcoming Indian Super League. The goalkeeper, who played for SC Bengal last ISL, won the Golden Glove award in the 2020-21 season.

”I’m going to Marbella in Spain to train for a month. I will train with the club called Marbella FC. I had a conversation with their goalkeeping coach. He asked me for some video clips of my training to get an idea of ​​how I train in Kolkata,’ Bhattacharya told ISL’s official website.

”I sent him press clippings of my training with some of the foreign coaches. After going through them, he asked me to go there and train with their first team,’ he added.

According to Bhattacharya, he applied for the visa and once he arrives he will leave for Spain.

The Marbella club plays in the fifth tier of Spanish football. The 32-year-old believes he would be comfortable with a Spanish setup.

”I have to prepare well. I asked my agents to organize something for better and proper training. They offered me to go to Marbella FC, where I could train properly with them. I have worked with many Spanish coaches back home. ”So I think I’ll be comfortable with a Spanish setup. I hope to prepare for it and come back with good form and a lot of confidence.

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Bundesliga: Sadio Mané’s jersey number at Bayern Munich revealed

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Sadio Mane will wear number 17 at FC Bayern Munich, the Bundesliga club announced on Monday. The new signing opted for this squad number after considering the available options. Last week, the versatile striker signed for the record-breaking German champions until June 2025.

Sadio Mane said in a statement: “I have chosen 17 of FC Bayern’s free shirt numbers and I aim to celebrate many successes with my team and this number. Now I am really looking forward to starting the preparations for the season with my new team-mates very soon.” The Mane jersey with the number 17 will be available in all FC Bayern stores and on the online store from Tuesday. So far, the number 17 of the German record champions has been worn by, among others, two-time treble winner Jerome Boateng, former captain Mark van Bommel, Christian Ziege and Thorsten Fink.

Mane left Génération Foot in his native Senegal at the age of 19 to join Metz in France. After spells at RB Salzburg, where he won the Austrian Bundesliga title, and Southampton, in 2016 he signed for Liverpool, with whom he won the Champions League, UEFA Super Cup and Cup FIFA Club World Cup in 2019. He also played a leading role in the English giants’ long-awaited Premier League title in 2020. Last season, Mane won the EFL Cup and FA Cup, in addition to be a Champions League and Premier League finalist. The striker made a total of 269 competitive appearances for the Reds, scoring 120 goals.

He also scored 31 goals in 89 appearances for the Senagal national team, having made his debut aged 20. In winter, he won the Africa Cup of Nations with Bayern’s Bouna Sarr. Mane was named African Footballer of the Year in 2019. (ANI)

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Soccer-Bale set to join MLS side Los Angeles FC

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Wales striker Gareth Bale appeared to confirm his move to Major League Soccer (MLS) club Los Angeles FC (LAFC) on Sunday following his departure from La Liga champions Real Madrid.

The 32-year-old, who signed for Spanish Premier League giants Real from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013 for a then-record transfer fee of 100 million euros ($105.54 million), is expected to join as a a free agent with his contract due to end this summer. “See you soon Los Angeles,” Bale wrote in a post on Twitter, following the transfer news on Saturday. The post, which was retweeted on the official LAFC Twitter account, was accompanied by a video of Bale wearing an LAFC jersey and cap.

Bale enjoyed a trophy-laden spell with Real, winning three LaLiga titles, five Champions League crowns, three Club World Cups and the Spanish Cup, although his time at the club was marred by injuries . The Welshman will probably be best remembered for scoring twice, including a stunning header, in the 2018 Champions League final against Liverpool and also for scoring a stunning winner against Barcelona in the Copa del Copa final. Ray 2014.

But he was also often targeted by the Spanish media, who branded him a ‘parasite’ after missing Real’s 4-0 loss to Barcelona in March just before appearing for Wales, and he was mocked by some fans during a league game in April. . Bale led Wales to a first World Cup final since 1958 as they beat Ukraine 1-0 in their qualifier in Cardiff earlier this month.

He will join Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini who signed for LAFC this month following his departure from Juventus. The secondary transfer window in the United States opens on July 7, with a report on the official MLS website indicating that Bale and Chiellini could make their debuts against local rivals LA Galaxy the following day.

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World Cup 2022 | Sports games

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For all sports fans, the year 2022 is full of events of all kinds, but it is above all a good time for football fans. After 4 long years without the most anticipated football event, the time has finally come. From November 21 to December 18, Qatar will host the FIFA World Cup 2022. The World Cup was originally organized in 1930 and is now held every four years, making it the 22nd edition. This is the first World Cup to be held in an Arab country and just the second to be held in Asia, after the 2002 World Cup in Japan and South Korea. Due to Qatar’s harsh summer weather, this will be the first time the tournament has been held so late in the year.

World Cup Duration

The tournament schedule is not long with a schedule of only 28 days. Four matches are played per day for 12 days during the group stage while when the tournament reaches the round of 16 there will only be two matches per day. The semi-finals and the final will be played on different days with only one match per day. Each match will last 90 minutes, with two 45-minute halves separated by a 15-minute interval. Extra time will be divided into two 15-minute sessions, with a 5-minute break between regular time and extra time. The extra time break is limited to one minute. If the score is still equal after extra time, penalties are given.

For the 2022 World Cup, Qatar has arranged to have eight different stadiums. These football stadiums are expected to cost three billion dollars in total. Qatar will design and implement environmentally friendly cooling technologies for the 2022 World Cup venues. Other countries may also use this technology. The planned stadiums will be reduced in size after the 2022 World Cup and will then be used as permanent venues for regional clubs.

Likely winner

France are the defending World Cup winners, having beaten Croatia in the final 4-2 to win their second World Cup championship. You would think that Italy could have been a great contender, having won the European Championships (EURO) 2020 only a year ago in 2021, after the EURO was postponed for a year due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. However, the Italian team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the second time in a row. Al Thumama Stadium will host the opening match and Lusail Stadium will host the World Cup Final. Natural grass will be used for 2022 World Cup matches. The World Football Association has a special waiver to allow the use of artificial grass.

At this point, Brazil are the favorites to win in Qatar. The Brazilian team has shown great promise with their incredible form and have recently won 13 consecutive matches overall. The Brazil team showed incredible fluidity in their style of play, but nothing compares to their outstanding defense during their winning streak.

Argentina, like Brazil, promised to win the entire tournament. With players like Lionel Messi and Marcos Senesi in defense, this team will not go down without a fight. For Lionel Messi, this World Cup could be the last of his career, so expect the player to be determined to bring the trophy home.

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Ex-Brazilian player Richarlyson says he’s bisexual

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Former Brazil and Sao Paulo midfielder Richarlyson has said in a podcast that he is bisexual, a rare revelation in a country with a macho football culture. He is the first player on a top Brazilian team to come out as bisexual.

Richarlyson, 39, played two games for Brazil in 2008. He was part of the Sao Paulo side that won the 2005 Club World Cup against Liverpool. The midfielder also won three domestic titles for the club. Ricky, as the fans called him, was also part of Atletico Mineiro’s Copa Libertadores-winning squad in 2013.

“All my life I was asked if I was gay or not. I had relationships with men and I also had relationships with women,” said Richarlyson in the podcast broadcast by the Globo Esporte site. . “I’m normal, I have wishes and desires. I’ve dated men, I’ve dated women. So what?” So many people say it’s important for me to stand up, so I decided to say it today. I’m bisexual.” The former footballer and TV Globo analyst said he hadn’t spoken about his sexuality before because he thought ‘the world is not ready to have this discussion and deal with it. that of course”. The only similar public case in Brazil was a fourth division player in 2010; goalkeeper Messi, who played for Palmeira, a team in the inner city of Goianinha.

Richarlyson said he chose his career over revealing his sexuality. “I’m not saying this because I stopped playing. No,” he said. “I never said it because it wasn’t my priority. It wasn’t today either, but now I felt comfortable saying it. I wish it hadn’t been. a topic. I wanted to talk about my new career as an expert,” he said.

Sao Paulo demanded respect for their former player on Twitter: “That same courage he shows in his life. Maximum respect for his trajectory,” the club said, without mentioning the content of the interview.

Atletico Mineiro, where Richarlyson briefly played, have been more expansive.

“Richarlyson, thank you for acknowledging that Atletico are the only team you have played with that have not been harmed,” the club said on Twitter. “Let football be a place of respect for all sexual orientations.” Sao Paulo Corinthians also celebrated its opening in the podcast.

Corinthians posted on Twitter: “Richarlyson was a great player, a great rival on the pitch and a great professional in the sport. Now, having said he is bisexual, he remains all of that and stands as an important voice in the sport. resistance. . We have the utmost respect.”

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It’s time for Mario Sports games to go free

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Every time a Mario sports game has released over the past decade, it’s seemingly the same story. Players benefit from a solid core experience rooted in highly refined sports gameplay. The problem? There aren’t many compelling reasons to play due to the thin feature lists. We saw it in Mario Tennis: Ultra Smash, Mario Sports Superstars, Mario Golf: Super Rushand now again in Mario Strikers: Battle League.

The latter is arguably the most egregious offender to date. While it features some of the most complex and nuanced Mario sports gameplay to date, it is sorely lacking in game modes. Rather than including challenges and mini-games to test players’ skills, there are three options: Freeplay, a small set of tournaments and online play. All of this can be enjoyed single-player, but it feels very much like a first-time multiplayer experience built around its standout online “club” mode.

It’s a tough sell for a $60 game, but the format may be the problem. Of all Nintendo’s series, Mario sports games could benefit from a more modern approach by adopting a free-to-play model. The tricky part is making sure it’s done the right way.

Less is good

What’s funny about a game like Mario Strikers: Battle League is that it has about as much content as other modern titles. It’s not unusual for a multiplayer-focused game to launch with a tight mode and later expand it with updates. We already know that battle league will get DLC, bringing more characters to the roster. The difference between this game and something like Apex Legends comes down to the initial purchase.

Due to the nature of their $0 pricing, free games have a lot more flexibility than full retail games. It doesn’t matter how rare the package is when players download it for free. Successful free-to-play multiplayer games tend to hook players with an immediately fun experience that feels like stealing and earn their money later by selling bonuses (a tactic that some games tend to abuse).

In contrast, gamers expect the full experience right off the bat if they pay full retail price for a game – and that’s what Nintendo is struggling with right now. Recent Mario sports games (and even Nintendo Switch Sports) feel almost inspired by free-to-play design, putting more effort into creating solid inline hooks that will keep players engaged. Additional content usually comes later, long after the average gamer has moved on to the next hot game.

Take Mario Golf, for example. Nintendo GameCube Title Mario Golf: Poison Mushroom Tour featured four main single-player modes, a dozen multiplayer options, a handful of minigames, and unlockables that players could pursue long term. Last years Mario Golf: Super Rush launched as a much slimmer package with a quick story mode and three main multiplayer options. It would add new features over time, but it was hard to shake off the feeling that Nintendo had missed the green with its release strategy.

A game of Battle Golf in Mario Golf: Super Rush.

If Nintendo continues to scale back its multiplayer games in this way, a free-to-play pivot looks like a win-win move. This would allow the company to focus on building solid multiplayer experiences that don’t need to launch with the wealth of content fans have come to expect from previous Mario sports titles or $60 games. It would help games like Mario Strikers: Battle League finding a wider audience that could be hooked to the game’s superior football systems through its club mode.

It would be an unprecedented decision for Nintendo, but not for the industry as a whole. This month both Knockout City and Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout pivoted to a free-to-play model. Both games are great multiplayer titles that struggled to retain their audience after being offered free to players initially, but they sold out in the long run. The much larger example is Infinite Halo, which went free-to-play with its multiplayer and sold its campaign separately. It continues to be a winning strategy for some of gaming’s most profitable franchises, so why shouldn’t Mario get in on the action too?

Nintendo’s Cash Cow

There’s a simple answer to why Nintendo wouldn’t make a Mario game, sports or otherwise, free: they make too much money. Mario is a constant cash cow for Nintendo, who can seemingly turn any game featuring the plumber into gold. If Nintendo was experimenting with a free-to-play model, it would have to find a way to recoup what it would have earned by simply launching a $60 game that it rarely offers.

This is where the downside of the business model comes in. Free games get a bad rap with some gamers for their sometimes aggressive use of microtransactions. For every game that only charges for cosmetics, there’s another that creeps uncomfortably closer to pay-to-win territory, As pokemon unite.

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Nintendo’s previous attempts at free play have been mixed in terms of their monetization success. There was the ill-fated Wii U Wii Sports Club, which charged users a daily fee to play. Other free Switch titles like Pokemon Quest and Super Kirby Clash haven’t exactly been big earners for Nintendo, although he’s had more success with Fire Emblem Heroesa mobile game that uses “gacha” mechanics.

I imagine a free-to-play Mario sports game might charge players for new characters rather than giving them away for free, which seems reasonable, although there is also potential danger. Some Mario sports titles feature unlockable gear, like golf clubs, that can boost player stats. Locking those behind a paywall could be what cracks the thin ice the series is already standing on.

It’s risky, but a change of form is in order. Mario sports games have been in steady decline since 2015 and Mario Strikers: Battle LeagueThe lack of content is a worrying sign for the future of the series. A bold step into the free-to-play arena could allow Nintendo to stay competitive in a crowded modern scene and reclaim its position as the king of multiplayer.

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Bundesliga: Christopher Nkunku signs contract extension from RB Leipzig until 2026

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Christopher Nkunku has signed a two-year contract extension at RB Leipzig, keeping him at the Bundesliga club until 2026. The new terms follow a sensational 2021/22 season by the attacking midfielder, who scored 20 goals in championship and 13 assists en route to being voted Bundesliga Player of the Season.

He also led Leipzig’s triumphant DFB Cup run and became a full French international. “I am delighted to continue wearing the RB Leipzig shirt. After our great achievement in winning the DFB Cup, it remained clear that my story here is not over yet – we want more,” Nkunku told the site. Leipzig website.

“RB Leipzig have made a name for themselves on the international stage in recent years and have shown time and time again that we can compete for titles. We want to continue this momentum and go even further.” The 24-year-old arrived at Leipzig in July 2019 from boyhood club Paris Saint-Germain. He quickly became a mainstay of the team, able to operate in attacking midfield, on both flanks or even as a striker.

To date, he has made 136 competitive outings for the club, contributing 47 goals in 93 direct goal appearances. Although he has always performed well, last season he took his game to a new level, often proving decisive in the final third with his eye for a pass and killer instinct in front of goal. He made his senior international debut for Didier Deschamps’ France side against Ivory Coast in March this year, and has since won five other caps, including two starts.

“We are proud and happy to have been able to keep one of the best players in the world at this time,” said Leipzig technical director Christopher Vivell. “There are only a few players who can match the speed, flair and mentality that Christo possesses. On top of that comes his incredible goal involvement this season. Christo became one of the best Bundesliga players at Leipzig and also became a regular in the France team. This success story is something we want to keep writing together.”

Nkunku’s new contract, which replaces the previous one which was due to expire in June 2024, is a major boost for Leipzig and head coach Domenico Tedesco as they look to meet the title challenge in 2022/23. The announcement comes just days after the club confirmed the signing of Austrian international Xaver Schlager from Wolfsburg. (ANI)

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Midfielder Fabio Vieira joins Arsenal on a long-term deal

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Arsenal FC have announced that midfielder Fabio Vieira has joined the club from FC Porto on a long-term contract. The 22-year-old midfielder has made 54 appearances for Porto and has developed through the club’s youth academy. He made his first-team debut in June 2020 and was part of the Primeira Liga winning squads in the 2019/20 and 2021/22 seasons.

Fabio is a Portugal Under-21 international who has scored an impressive 13 goals in 21 appearances. He also represented his country at youth level, making all five appearances in the tournament as Portugal finished runners-up in the 2019 UEFA Under-19 Championship. , Fabio has made a total of 27 appearances for his club, scoring six goals and providing 14 assists throughout the campaign.

Technical director Edu told Arsenal’s official website: “We are delighted to have completed the signing of Fabio from FC Porto. Fabio is a player with special qualities who is comfortable with the ball in the last third of the pitch. We are all looking forward to working with him and enjoying his future contribution to Arsenal. We will now continue to work hard and look forward to finishing this transfer window as strongly as possible.” Mikel Arteta added: “I am very happy that we have identified and signed such a special talent. Fabio is a very creative player who will bring great quality and versatility to our attacking game. We welcome Fabio and his family to our club and are looking for can’t wait to start working with him before the new season.”

Fabio will wear the number 21 shirt and will soon join his new teammates for pre-season training. (ANI)

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The best gaming technology provides a fantastic gaming experience

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Playing games is not a new way to entertain and have fun in your free time. This has always interested people and will continue to do so in the future as well. In fact, the gaming experience keeps getting better with innovative technologies. But which are the best?

The answer to this question entirely depends on the type of game you are looking for. So, let’s take a look at some of the best technologies for gaming and what kind of gamers they are best suited for.

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Chances are, a computer and internet access are already great tools for your games. The internet is full of different sites that can provide all kinds of gambling experiences. If you are interested in gambling, you can find all the best gambling sites at On the other hand, if you want to embark on an adventure in a fantasy world, you can also find excellent options.

If you are particularly interested in computer games, you should keep in mind that some options are simply better than others. It’s a well-known fact among gamers that Windows is better for gaming than Apple. So if you want to play mostly on your computer, make sure you have the best option out there.

Are you ready for more serious games?

Using a computer for gaming is a popular option for many different reasons. Nevertheless, some possibilities might be better if you are ready for more serious games. Namely, there is a whole market of different game consoles. All consoles are high quality these days. Therefore, you can simply choose an option that interests you the most.

Different consoles can support different games. So, if you are planning to buy your very first console, it is a good idea to check which games are supported on said console. You will always be able to buy other consoles over time if you get into this business more and more.

You probably already own a great gadget to play with

Most people in the world have a smartphone these days. These gadgets have completely changed the way we interact with others and spend our free time. Since they are so powerful, smartphones are even fantastic tools for gaming. This type of game will suit you perfectly if you are looking for ways to have fun wherever you are.

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The sports world unites for Olympic Day

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The Olympic Movement is preparing to celebrate Olympic Day, which this year invites athletes, Olympians and people around the world to come together and show their united support for a peaceful world. Celebrated on June 23 every year since 1948, Olympic Day offers everyone the opportunity to come together and move with determination.

This year, as the world continues to seek unity, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Olympic Movement are highlighting the power of sport to build a better world, bringing people together in peace. As part of this, citizens are encouraged to move together for peace on Thursday through a range of local physical and digital activities. More than 135 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have already shown their commitment to Olympic Day by organizing activities such as Olympic Day races, outdoor games for families, introductions to new sports, meetings with Olympians and workshops on the Olympic values. Digital initiatives, such as virtual Olympic challenges, online workouts, live virtual chats with Olympians, online quizzes and Olympic values ​​webinars, will also be held around the world.

The idea of ​​celebrating an Olympic Day was adopted at the 42nd IOC Session in St Moritz, in January 1948. The date chosen celebrates the founding of the IOC at the Sorbonne, Paris, on June 23, 1894, where Pierre de Coubertin revived the Olympic Games. The first Olympic Day was celebrated that same year on 23 June 1948 and, 30 years later, in the 1978 edition of the Olympic Charter, the IOC recommended that all NOCs organize an Olympic Day to promote the Olympic Movement.

Over the past 20 years, Olympic Day has often been associated with Olympic Day races around the world. First launched in 1987, the races aimed to encourage all NOCs to celebrate Olympic Day and promote the practice of grassroots sport. To celebrate Olympic Day, the NOCs offer a wide range of sporting, cultural and educational activities for everyone, regardless of age, gender, social origin or sporting ability.

Every celebration in every country is different. While more than 100 countries organize their own Olympic Day Run every year, the IOC also invites NOCs to create their own Olympic Day activities. NOCs from every continent continue to find new and exciting ways for athletes and Olympians to come together with schools, families and the general public to explore the Olympic values, discover new sports and get moving. Some countries have incorporated the event into school curricula, and in recent years many NOCs have added concerts and exhibitions to the celebration.

From Austria to Venezuela, nine countries took part in the first Olympic Day in 1948. Since those humble beginnings, a total of 170 NOCs around the world have held Olympic Day celebrations in recent years. Despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than three million people in 116 countries celebrated Olympic Day in 2021. (ANI)

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Sports games for fans to try

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In 2020, the gaming industry overtook movies and sports combined as the biggest entertainment revenue earner.

Globally, the gaming industry was valued at $162.32 billion and is expected to reach a value of approximately $300 billion over the next five years.

The UK video game market in 2021 alone, reached a record value of £7.16 billion, an increase of 2% from 2020.

Consoles are popular, even though it’s the mobile devices that reach a wider population and further grow the industry.

Sports games have long been a popular form of gambling and here are some of the best to try if you haven’t already.

hockey heroes

It is important to remember the impact of sports on casino games. Infusing the two gives bettors even more pleasure.

Hockey Hero is a slot game inspired by ice hockey where, instead of numbers and fruit on the wheel, his hockey pucks, sticks and skates.

For any ice hockey fan they can enjoy the design while playing slitsone of the most popular casino games in the world.


29e episode of the popular football video game is here, with Kylian Mbappé as the face of the game this season.

Every season new updates are added and the game is ready for the enjoyment of all football fans. Online with friends or in career mode at home, it’s a powerhouse of sports gaming.

Graphics and gameplay remain state-of-the-art. Its new “HyperMotion” technology ensured smoother gameplay on the pitch.

Super Mega Baseball 3

America’s Game doesn’t have too many options for PC gamers, but this one gives fans a fun alternative to the usual licensed MLB game.

It’s an easy-to-pick-up game, with quirky cartoon-like graphics, but has plenty of depth to the game to make it perfect for everyone.

The multiplayer features are great with friends, but the Franchise mode has been expanded further to ensure you have more seasons to build your team and seek to dominate the sport.

Professional skater Tony Hawks

For fans of more alternative sports, Tony Hawks Pro Skater has been a massive hit since its release in 1999.

The first part gave skaters the chance to play on attractive and challenging courses. The second edition gave us the career mode. J

Having the ability to create your own skater and create your own skate park gave fans even more fun.

The game helped skateboarding retain its popularity and attract more and more fans of a sport that was previously considered a niche.

Online battle arena

Available on mobile devices, this game gives people the chance to take on anyone in the ultimate fighting game.

Upgrade your fighter’s gear and develop their special attacks, you can take on Challenges mode to show off your skills against others around the world.

It is perfect for boxing and UFC fans as a fun and easily accessible game that is free to download and play.

Madden NFL 22

The latest Madden returned to PC gaming, along with the usual console and limited mobile device option.

Although there isn’t much competition in the NFL gaming arena, Madden 22 has stepped up and continues to strive to improve the quality of its games.

The online multiplayer game is fun, while the career modes are where it really stands out.

Managing your favorite sides, trading for the best players as well as achieving the draft every year make it an addictive and entertaining game.

WWE 2K Battlegrounds

Wrestling has been a huge hit in the US and UK for generations now. Battlegrounds has made sure it is available on mobile games as well as PC and console for all WWE fans.

It’s a more cartoony and arcade-style game compared to previous titles, which gives it all its charm.

Being able to do unreal things, like jump 50 feet in the air and throw your opponent into a crocodile’s mouth, makes it fun and enjoyable.

Golf with friends

It does exactly what you would expect, play with up to 11 friends around mini golf.

There are power-ups, freeze your opponent’s ball, honey to slow the ball down, and other wacky quirks to add to the challenge.

You don’t have to be a golfer to enjoy it, so all barriers are removed and everyone is welcome on the course.

soccer manager

It went on to become even more popular after its almost cult following for years.

Football Manager gives you the ability to manage real football teams from all over the world. You have the chance to really prove that you could do the work we all sit down and tell our friends we know enough.

You can go as deep as you want in this game, which has gotten so detailed in some ways that it can be a little daunting.

Luckily, the game is still perfect when you play with your staff managing lots of complex settings like setting individual training plans.

There are so many choices and different styles of similar games that there is something for everyone.

To be a casual gamer, for a serious competitor, there are many options. We can see some of the latest professional players playing in FIFA tournaments and know that this hobby could now lead to a career.

Tennis-Kyrgios is the first to sign with Osaka sports agency Evolve

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Nick Kyrgios on Monday became the first athlete to join Evolve, the new sports agency co-founded by four-time Grand Slam champion Naomi Osaka.

Osaka broke up with IMG last month to launch Evolve with longtime agent Stuart Duguid. Evolve describes itself as a multi-faceted agency focused on brand partnerships, investing, building athlete-owned businesses and philanthropy. “Kyrgios epitomizes the types of athletes we want to work with at Evolve,” Osaka told sports business website Boardroom.

“He has an unrivaled style, passion and personality that is unlike anyone else in the sport. We have big things in the works for him that are very unique and groundbreaking.” Duguid called the fiery and controversial Kyrgios the most talented and entertaining tennis player on the tour.

The world number 45 is one of the sport’s biggest draws thanks to the unpredictable nature of his matches. While the hugely talented Aussie often confuses his opponents with an incredible range of blows, his antics on the pitch and clashes with referees have often made headlines. “Love him or hate him, you definitely can’t take your eyes off him. If you go to a junior tennis tournament, you’ll see Nick’s influence,” he said.

“For Gen Z and younger, he’s absolutely the icon.” The great Kyrgios, 27, won the Australian Open doubles title in January. He has won six singles titles on the ATP Tour.

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Motor racing-Montreal winner as Formula 1 returns

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Absent from the Formula 1 calendar since 2019, the Canadian Grand Prix was back in race mode on Sunday to the delight of drivers, fans and business owners who had missed the fast-paced action on the circuit during its enforced COVID-19 break.

Every time the F1 circus pitches its tent in a city, the drivers roll out well-rehearsed platitudes, but there’s always been a sense of sincerity when it comes to Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, a high-speed track on Ile Notre – Lady in the middle of the St. Lawrence River. “It’s such a great place, obviously one of my favorite circuits, one of the oldest that’s still on the calendar and it’s quite special,” said Esteban Ocon of Alpine. “It’s great to see the city completely transform into racing mode.”

As drivers missed out on the Canadian Grand Prix, local businesses were heartbroken. The race is not only one of the hottest sporting events in Canada, but it has become a week-long festival of high-octane fun that has boosted the economy of the Montreal area.

The Société du parc Jean-Drapeau, Tourisme Montréal and the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Canada published earlier this year, according to Radio-Canada, a study which concluded that the economic impact of the event on the gross domestic product ( GDP) was $63.2 million (CDN). Interest in this year’s race exploded after the NetFlix documentary series ‘Drive To Survive’ provided a behind-the-scenes look at F1’s personalities and rivalries – with people locked down during the frenzy of the COVID-19 pandemic. 19 watching episodes.

“You can feel people love Formula 1, you can see there are a lot of Formula 1 fans,” said AlphaTuari team principal Franz Tost. “Of course it’s part of the story. Canada has a fantastic history in Formula 1 with Gilles Villeneuve and with other Formula 1 drivers.”

Mother Nature didn’t really welcome F1 in Montreal as Friday practice and Saturday qualifying were rocked by thunderstorms and driving rain. But the weather for Sunday’s race was near perfect, giving the sold-out crowd a good return on their expensive investment as Red Bull championship leader Max Verstappen held off a challenge from Ferrari’s Carlos Sainz to extend his advantage in the standings.

Racing fans have blocked worries of soaring gas prices and inflation by opening their wallets to secure a place on the circuit. Tickets for Sunday’s race at resale venues weren’t for the faint-hearted, with general admission costing over $500 while VIP suites topped $10,000.

Hotels were also cashing in with rooms averaging over $500 a night while AirBnB was charging $1,000 to $4,000 a day for a downtown condo. Restaurants and bars, especially those operating on pedestrian-only streets like Crescent and Peel, were the heart of the party, with the fun extending well into the early hours.

“I wasn’t going to miss it,” said Toronto’s Tom, who admitted to having a nursing hangover as he headed to the track on Sunday. “I spent enough to buy a car but it’s worth it.”

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Indian Open upgraded to Super 750 status by BWF

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The Badminton World Federation (BWF) announced on Saturday that the Indian Open has been upgraded from Super 500 to Super 750 status. The badminton supreme body further revealed that there will be four more stops on the BWF World Tour from 2023 to 2026 as part of the expansion. plans announced Saturday.

The new 31-event World Tour schedule, which includes the year-end BWF World Tour Finals, will see more Super 1000, Super 750 and Super 500 tournaments, providing greater prize money opportunities for players. The announcement caps off an exciting bidding process that has generated strong interest from all host bidders.

BWF General Secretary Thomas Lund said the BWF World Tour 2023-2026 promises to elevate the status of badminton around the world. “Badminton is one of the fastest growing sports in the world with unprecedented participation and fan base. More tournaments give us a fantastic opportunity to improve the reach of the sport around the world, not just in established territories but also in new ones. It also allows more players to enter our elite circuit and gain valuable experience,” he said.

“We have been very encouraged by the large number of high quality offers we have received and this bodes well for a bigger and better tour over the next four years. This allows us to commit to higher prices , greater television and online coverage, and spectacular presentation, all contributing to an enhanced world-class sports product that we seek.” Lund has confirmed that there will be no change to current player commitment obligations.

Highlights of the BWF’s expansion plans include: The Malaysian Open joins the English Open, China Open and Indonesia Open as the highest level Super 1000 tournaments in the tour.

The Indian Open and Singapore Open were promoted to Super 750 status. Existing Super 750 hosts from China, Denmark, France and Japan retained their status. The Super 500 level welcomes host cities from three new continents with tournaments in Australia, Canada and Finland, joining tournaments in Hong Kong, China, Indonesia, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand and an additional new host in Japan.

Two existing Super 100 tournaments have been elevated to the BWF World Tour Super 300 level: HYLO Open and Orleans Masters. The expansion is funded by a significant investment from BWF and its business partner Infront over four years.

A host for the season-ending BWF World Tour Finals will be announced at a later date. The BWF Tour Super 100 hosts will also be announced separately. (ANI)

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Hardik hails Karthik after Rajkot heroism, calls him an inspiration

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All-round Indian star Hardik Pandya has expressed his admiration for Dinesh Karthik, saying his resurrection from obscurity is an inspiration to many inside and outside the team.

The veteran wicketkeeper smashed his first T20I fifty to help the hosts claim an 82-point victory over South Africa in the fourth T20 International here on Friday.

In a conversation with Karthik, the video of which was uploaded by BCCI to its website, Hardik recalled his past conversations with the veteran campaigner, who is going through a dream race with the bat. “I have to tell you this, sincerely I want to tell you this, you have given a lot of inspiration to a lot of guys in their lives. “I remember the conversation you had when you weren’t in the scheme of things, a lot of people counted you out,” Hardik told Karthik during the chat.

India were struggling at 81/4 in the 13th when substitute skipper Pant was dismissed for 17. This brought Karthik and Hardik together and the pair restarted Indian innings with a dynamic partnership of 65 runs.

”I remember those conversations. You told me then that my goal was to play for India again and the goal was to play in this World Cup, I’m going to give it my all, and to see you achieve that is very inspiring. ”A lot of people will learn new things. Well done brother, very proud of you,” Hardik added.

Karthik broke nine fours and two sixes in his entertaining 55 run, Hardik hit 46 of 31 to back up the Indian innings. The series decider will be played at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Sunday.

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NSoft’s Three Most Popular Virtual Sports Games

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Virtual sports games feature industry best practices. The games are very engaging and well accepted by bettors. Still, some stars shine brighter, and Greyhound Races, Virtual Football League, and Virtual Horse Races are the most popular virtual sports games.

Virtual sports betting games have established themselves as engaging content across all channels. If you search on Google virtual sports, you might often find results like: “virtual sports fill the gap between sports seasons”. But these games are more than just a filler episode in the settings of the betting operator, whether land-based or online. A simple look at the games available in the market says a lot about their popularity.

Features and Technology Behind Virtual Sports Betting

Technologies such as motion capture have taken virtual sports betting to another level. The ability to record the movement of objects and people and play them back in a virtual world has been a game-changer in the movie and gaming industry. Betting providers are no exception for the content they create in this niche. Virtual football, basketball, tennis and horse racing are as exciting and lively as real matches and races. The games use dynamic camera angles, commentary and crowd cheers to keep the flair alive and drive the excitement expected of real tournaments. The available markets are identical or very similar to the betting options offered by sportsbooks.

The seriousness of the game providers indicates that one can find games created in partnership with real sports associations.

RNG Driven Games

RNG drives virtual sports betting. A random number generator (RNG) and given odds determine the results of virtual bets. The RTP (Return to player) rate depends on the type of race/sport and available markets.

Virtual sports betting is not exclusively CGI

Virtual sportsbooks using real images instead of CGI (computer-generated images) are just as attractive, if not more popular, than animations for some racing games – dog racing, for example. NSoft offers two dog racing games – Virtual Greyhound Races with CGI and Greyhound Races, which use real images. Although the mechanics of the game and the betting markets are the same, players are more engaged in the game which offers real racing videos. This trend applies to almost all countries where our two games are available regardless of the distribution channels.

The three best virtual sports games

NSoft offers nine virtual sports games in its virtual sports betting catalog. The games cover the most popular racers and sports in the industry. Most of them are available for all channels, including mobile apps and terminals. The games feature industry best practices and are highly engaging and well accepted by punters. Still, some stars shine brighter, and Greyhound Races, Virtual Football League, and Virtual Horse Races are NSoft’s top three by ticket count. This also fits the betting industry in general.

Greyhound racing

NSoft offers two dog racing games. The one that features real images has always been the first choice for operators and gamers. The game is available for retail, online, on mobile apps and at betting terminals. Greyhound Races game combines the best of both worlds: an exciting pre-recorded race and a background RNG. The bettor has the choice between several markets: which dog, out of six on the racetrack, will win, who will be the winner and the second, the first three dogs to cross the finish line, etc.

The game also shows a circuit diagram when viewing the race. At the end of the race, the game features always fire just before the race results for that lap.

The game is enriched with statistics showing the results of several previous races and statistics on dogs by market.

Virtual Football League

The most popular sport in the world is football (soccer), followed by basketball and cricket. Football has the largest fan base, so it is no wonder that the virtual football betting game is also popular among bettors. In terms of betting experience, no one questions the primacy of real offers and betting for the favorite football club in a major league. Yet virtual football comes close to that kind of excitement. Although virtual sports betting is usually a type of betting made on computer-simulated sports and events, game results are determined by RNG software which is also used for casino games or virtual number betting. The virtual soccer betting game has kept a sports betting flair.

The game is fast-paced, runs 24/7, matches will not be rescheduled due to rain, and bettors enjoy the opportunities the game offers in terms of markets and availability.

At NSoft, the number of tickets in May 2022 was 18.5% higher than in December 2021. Several competition formats are available in the Virtual Football League provided by NSoft. The betting game is available for web, mobile apps and retail.

Virtual horse racing

The game mechanic in the Virtual Horse Races game is the same as used in dog racing. NSoft Horse Racing features eight competitors in a virtual racetrack. Bettors have a choice of six market options. The duration of the round is configurable and can be shortened, especially for the online channel and mobile app game versions.

Honorable mention: Virtual penalty shootout

Virtual Penalty Shootout is NSoft’s first game made using mocap technology. NSoft’s internal team developed a confrontation between the goalkeeper and the penalty taker. Head-to-head play offers goal and non-goal bet types with multiple betting options.

What else virtual sports betting has to offer

Virtual sports betting continues to grow. It certainly won’t overtake Sportsbook or Casino content, occupying the 1st and 2nd position respectively in terms of popularity, but it’s definitely the one that’s here to stay. Motion capture technology, CGI combined with live filmed environments to provide a realistic and immersive racing experience, or the use of real footage has enhanced the player experience and popularized virtual sports betting games.

Most providers offer customization options so that operators can adjust the scenery according to preferences and meet the expectations of bettors. If the most famous clubs in the country have white/blue and white/red jerseys, it is almost certain that virtual football or the penalty will also sport these mentioned colors.

Barcelona members approve sale of TV rights and merchandising

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Barcelona members have approved a plan to sell some of the team’s television rights and future merchandise and licensing revenue in hopes of injecting 600 million euros ($631 million) immediately in the debt-ridden Spanish club.

Club chairman Joan Laporta said the two measures were necessary to “generate profits and have positive equity” after two seasons of failure to make major signings due to crippling debt which has swelled to at one point at 1.3 billion euros (nearly $1.37 billion).

Selected club members, known as delegates, voted Thursday night online to overwhelmingly support the two financial measures presented by Laporta.

The first is the sale of 49% of the company that Barcelona operate to negotiate their licensing and merchandising rights. The club hopes to get between 200 and 300 million euros ($210-315 million) in return. Laporta said he would only listen to offers that included a buyout option so the club could regain full control of those assets at a later date.

The second measure is the sale of up to 25% of TV rights revenue from Spanish league matches over 25 years, for which the club has said it hopes to earn around 450 million ($473 million).

Laporta compared his struggling club to a Formula 1 racing car in need of a complete overhaul. He said these two financial deals will mean “the F1 car can leave the pits and return to the front row of the grid to compete and win again”. Laporta and other board members did not reveal any details about the deals or potential buyers when questioned by delegates.

Barcelona’s financial moves come months after it refused, along with Real Madrid, to participate in an investment scheme from the CVC Capital Partners fund secured by the Spanish league to help clubs post-pandemic.

The huge wages and transfer fees paid by Laporta’s predecessor Josep Bartomeu are blamed for ruining Barcelona’s finances. The loss of income caused by the pandemic has only made the situation more dire, to the point where the club was unable to resign all-time goalscorer Lionel Messi last summer even though he was willing to cut his salary.

Barcelona ended last season without a title.

The league has reduced Barcelona’s salary cap to seven times lower than that of Real Madrid due to the team’s dilapidated finances. He hasn’t made any significant signings this offseason and is working to get his players to take another pay cut.

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Blatter and Platini face 20 months suspended prison sentence

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Prosecutors in the fraud trial of former FIFA president Sepp Blatter and vice-president Michel Platini requested on Wednesday that the pair be given 20-month suspended prison sentences.

Blatter and Platini, a former France national team captain who was president of European governing body UEFA, were sentenced to up to five years for financial misconduct, but the actual prison sentence was considered unlikely ahead of their 11-day trial. Verdicts are expected on July 8.

Blatter’s 86-year-old legal danger deepened on Wednesday when prosecutors in FIFA’s hometown of Zurich confirmed to The Associated Press that they had opened criminal charges against him in a separate complaint. filed by the world football body in 2020.

Blatter and his longtime right-hand man, former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke, are now official suspects in an investigation into allegations of mismanagement over the FIFA World Football Museum project in the center of Zürich. The new details were first reported by a Swiss financial news site.

Earlier on Wednesday at the Swiss Federal Criminal Court in Bellinzona, prosecutor Thomas Hildbrand also asked Platini’s three judges to pay FIFA more than 2.2 million Swiss francs (2.2 million USD) in compensation.

Blatter and Platini deny fraud and lesser charges related to a FIFA-approved $2 million payment to the French great in 2011. At the time, Platini was UEFA president, FIFA vice-president and was supposed to succeed Blatter, probably in 2015.

Platini said in a statement released after the hearing that he was “calm and confident”. “The prosecutor’s indictment today lacks any basis,” Platini said. “The proceedings of the trial proved that this criminal procedure had no reason to exist”. FIFA also paid $229,000 in social security contributions to Zurich.

Both have long denied wrongdoing and claim to have reached a verbal agreement in 1998 for Platini to receive extra salary which FIFA could not pay at the time. Platini signed a contract in August 1999 to be paid 300,000 Swiss francs ($300,000) per year.

Their defense previously failed before the FIFA Ethics Committee, which banned them from football and removed them from their positions, the FIFA Appeals Committee, and then in separate appeals before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Blatter said FIFA correctly accounted for the money and Platini claimed the allegation came to light in September 2015 to prevent him from campaigning to become FIFA president.

In June 2015, Blatter announced his intention to step down early as president following an extensive US corruption probe. A separate but cooperating case from Swiss prosecutors led to the investigation into Platini’s payment.

Blatter and Platini testified last week and both are expected to make closing statements at the end of the trial on June 22.

Two federal and one cantonal criminal proceedings are currently underway against Blatter and Valcke.

FIFA has asked Zurich prosecutors to review the $140 million renovation of a downtown Zurich building for a museum long considered a pet Blatter project that opened in 2016. The loss-making museum is linked to a long-term rental by FIFA of apartments and offices on the site belonging to the insurance company Swiss Life.

Blatter’s lawyers said 18 months ago the museum’s allegations were “baseless and vehemently denied”. The suspects are Blatter, Valcke and former FIFA chief financial officer Markus Kattner, who testified in court on Tuesday about Platini’s payment.

The loan was later canceled and effectively offered football money to then-FIFA vice-president Jack Warner, weeks before he was to stand as a candidate in the Caribbean islands general election. Warner then became a government minister.

Valcke is also awaiting a verdict from the federal appeals court in Bellinzona after a retrial in March on charges related to the use of a Qatari-owned villa in Sardinia and World Cup broadcasting rights. The three defendants include director of football and broadcasting Nasser al-Khelaïfi, the president of French champions Paris Saint-Germain. PA SSC SSC

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Sports News Roundup: McIlroy arrives at US Open with ‘pep’ in his step; Avalanche look to crush Lightning dreams of ‘three rounds’ Stanley Cup and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Golf-McIlroy arrives at US Open with ‘pep’ in her step

Rory McIlroy has been nearly eight years since winning the most recent of his four majors, but he enters this week’s US Open more certain than he has in a long time that his game is ready for the toughest test in golf. McIlroy, who enjoyed a second-place finish at this year’s Masters before an eighth-place finish at the PGA Championship, comes to the Country Club as a tournament favorite after successfully defending his Canadian Open title.

NHL-Avalanche look to crush Lightning dreams of ‘three rounds’ for Stanley Cup

The Tampa Bay Lightning are closing in on a rare third consecutive Stanley Cup title, but while captain Steve Stamkos is confident his “pretty special” team will pull it off, they face a huge challenge from the… explosive Colorado Avalanche. The last team to win three consecutive NHL championships was the New York Islanders, who won four in a row in the 1980s.

Soccer-Major League Soccer and Apple TV sign 10-year partnership

Major League Soccer and Apple TV on Tuesday announced a partnership that will see all matches broadcast on the app for the next decade. From 2023 to 2032, MLS fans can access games through the league’s streaming service where they can watch all MLS, League Cup and select MLS NEXT Pro games.

Golf-Rahm says staying ‘mentally sane’ is US Open’s greatest asset

Jon Rahm understands more than many the kind of unwavering mental toughness it takes to win a US Open and the defending champion said on Tuesday there are no shortcuts when it comes to the challenge ahead. The Spanish world number two, speaking to reporters ahead of the championship widely accepted as the most grueling of them all, said the layout of the Country Club this week will prove punitive for anyone who fails to master all facets of their game.

FIFA World Cup fans in Taiwan will likely be listed as Chinese

An ID card that doubles as an entry visa for the World Cup in Qatar is likely to list Taiwanese fans as originating from China, a senior Qatari official said on Tuesday, after the island complained that its citizens could not register as Taiwanese. The issue is extremely sensitive for democratically-governed Taiwan, which bristles at China’s sovereignty claims over it, and in particular its giant neighbor’s efforts to claim Taiwanese as Chinese nationals.

Football-Barcelona will display the UNHCR logo instead of UNICEF

Barcelona have signed a partnership agreement with UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, whose logo will appear on the Spanish team’s latest shirt in aid of refugee children, the LaLiga club announced on Tuesday. It will be displayed on the shirts of the men’s and women’s first teams in the 2022-23 season and will serve as a message of solidarity with the more than 100 million people who have been forced to flee their homes, Barca added.

Soccer-Legacy and pride at stake as FIFA prepares to name host cities for 2026 World Cup

The countdown to the 2026 World Cup kicks off in earnest on Thursday, as soccer fans in Canada, Mexico and the United States learn whether their cities have secured the coveted cup to host the 48-team tournament. Four years after FIFA selected the three countries’ North American bid, world football’s governing body will announce the host cities after a long process shrouded in mystery.

Tennis-Serena obtains a wildcard at Wimbledon to return to the Tour at Eastbourne

Serena Williams will resume her quest for an elusive 24th Grand Slam singles title at Wimbledon this month after making her long-awaited return to the Tour when she competes in doubles at the Eastbourne International. The former world number one has not played competitive tennis since limping out of last year’s first-round match at the grass-court major – where she won seven of her 23 titles – in tears due to a leg injury.

Cricket-IPL Broadcast Deal Fees $6.2 Billion; Disney, rights on Viacom bags18

US media giant Walt Disney and Indian conglomerate Reliance Industries have been the main winners of a high-stakes bid to broadcast the IPL, the world’s richest cricket league, for the next five years in lucrative deals to the organizers 6.2 billion dollars. Disney-owned Star India has retained the television rights to the Indian Premier League for 235.75 billion Indian rupees ($3.02 billion), Jay Shah, a senior cricket board official, said on Tuesday. after a three-day online auction saw the league’s broadcast value triple. from the last in 2017.

NBA-Wiggins heats up as Warriors beat Celtics to take Finals lead 3-2

The Golden State Warriors are one win away from their fourth NBA title in eight years after Monday’s 104-94 win over the Boston Celtics gave them a 3-2 championship series lead. Andrew Wiggins scored 26 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as the Warriors survived a third-quarter push from the Celtics to earn the best-of-seven series win going to Boston for Game 6 on Thursday.

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Football-Haaland fever intensifies as City announce signing

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After five goals in four Nations League games for Norway, interest in striker Erling Haaland is at an all-time high as he was unveiled as a Manchester City player in what will be one of the most big transfers at the end of the English season.

In early May, the Premier League champions announced they would buy the 21-year-old from Borussia Dortmund, and everything he’s done since has stoked speculation about what he can achieve in the Premier League. Haaland finished the Bundesliga season with 22 goals before joining the Norway team and scoring the only goal in a 1-0 away win against Serbia.

He scored twice as his side beat Sweden 2-1, their first win against the Swedes in a competitive game since 1977, then posted a photo of him as a child in a Manchester City kit on Instagram with the caption, ” To be continued”. ..” After missing out on a goalless draw with Slovenia, Haaland ended the season at a sold-out Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo, scoring twice and providing an assist for the other goal in a 3- 2 against the Swedes which leaves Norway at the top of the Group B4 standings after four games at 10 points.

“There’s not much more to say, what he did today speaks for itself,” Norway captain Martin Odegaard told reporters after the second win against Sweden. “Two goals and an assist, and the job he did too. He did the dirty work for the team and that says a lot about him,” added the Arsenal playmaker.

The big talk will be whether Haaland – a classic and powerful centre-forward – can fit into a Pep Guardiola system at City that often eschews traditional forwards. Haaland declined to answer media questions about Manchester City during his spell with the national team, with the transfer being announced a day after Norway’s international break ended.

“He’s one of the best strikers in the world, it will be fun to follow him in the Premier League,” Sweden’s Dejan Kulusevski, who plays for Tottenham Hotspur, told reporters. Born in the English city of Leeds, Haaland said he will now go on holiday after a tiring campaign but will no doubt return to the headlines once he trains with his new club.

“I’m looking forward to autumn. Let it come,” he told the Norwegian FA website (

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Rhiti Sports Management aboard the Chess Grand Master Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa

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The five-year deal is aimed at securing him brand endorsements, sponsorships and providing him with meet and greet opportunities.

New Delhi, June 13, 2022: Rhiti Group, India’s leading full-service sports marketing and management company, has onboarded young and talented Indian Chess Grandmaster (GM) Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa, for its brand management. The company announced it on June 10, 2022. Praggnanandhaa, 17, defeated Carlsen in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters rapid online chess tournament in February 2022 and recently won the Norway Chess Open, June 2022. The association Rhiti Sports and Praggnanandhaa aim to build a brand of young talent and help brands endorse him for his game. The partnership agreement is for five years. Under the agreement, Rhiti Sports will provide brand endorsements, sponsorships, and meet and greet opportunities for Praggnanandhaa. Commenting on Praggnanandhaa’s inclusion, Rhiti Tiwari of Rhiti Group said, “We are honored to have him associated. We have big plans to build his brand and also connect with millions of his fans whom he will continue to inspire with his remarkable feats in chess. Praggnanandhaa’s commitment to chess is evident with his daily routine and his love for the game. Coached by RB Ramesh, he indulges in daily practice for 5-6 hours. Praggnanandhaa is a child prodigy. Born on August 10, 2005 in Tamil Nadu, he is the fifth youngest to have won the title of Grand Master (GM), behind Abhimanyu Mishra, Sergey Karjakin, Gukesh D and Javokhir Sindarov. The Chennai-based teenager is the younger brother of chess player Vaishali Rameshbabu, who is a two-time youth chess champion. Prime Minister Modi, Sachin Tendulkar as well as many other icons of the nation. Commenting on his game and interests, Praggnanandhaa said he idolizes Vishwanathan Anand and Mangus Carlsen. “I am delighted to partner with Rhiti Group,” he added. Although Rhiti Sports needs no introduction, they have been pioneers in running cricket as a sport in India and around the world. A ton of the game’s top athletes in India and over 200 athletes across the globe and franchises have been built to its glory over the past 15 years by Rhiti Sports. Iconic brands such as MS Dhoni, CSK, Masters Champion League (Dubai) have been managed and serviced for over a decade by a highly experienced team handling all brand sponsorships and activities. Their production house under the Inspired Entertainment label is very capable of delivering quality video production like – Movies (MS Dhoni; The Untold Story, released in 2016 with FOX Star Studios. They have a strong network that will help uncover raw talents, works with established talents and brings out the best in them. Following this association, Arun Pandey – CMD, Rhiti Sports said “At Rhiti, the interest of our customers comes first, and everything we do will be guided by our values ​​and professional ethics. We will ensure that we hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards by accurately and completely meeting the needs of our customers”. Rhiti Sports has served and partnered with over 200 brands in the past and helped them establish talent partnerships.While there are legends in the game of cricket and badminton that Rhiti works with, they have recently brought in talent from the other sport p to create a larger pool of sports ecosystems. To name a few: • Women’s Cricket: Rajeshwari Gayakwad – Gayakwad (“A” Lister) was part of India’s squad to reach the final of the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Championship where she recorded top numbers bowling for India in Women’s Cricket World Cup history. • Kabaddi: Rahul Chaudhari – Rahul Chaudhari needs no introduction. India’s Kabaddi poster, also known as “The Showman”, is one of the most outstanding players in the Pro Kabaddi League (PKL). He was the first player to score 500, 700, and 800 raid points in the Pro Kabaddi League. He was a member of India’s national Kabaddi team which won a gold medal at the 2016 South Asian Games. • Taekwondo: Shivansh Tyagi – India’s No. 1 in Taekwondo, presents a new challenge at world level. His world ranking is 53.


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Auction begins for highly anticipated IPL 2023-2027 media rights

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BCCI’s online auction for the Indian Premier League (IPL) media rights for the years 2023 to 2027 started on Sunday. There are four specific packages in which electronic auctions will be conducted or 74 games per season for a five-year period from 2023 to 2027 with a provision to increase the number of games to 94 over the last two years.

The process was divided into a total of four packages (A, B, C and D). Package A is exclusive for TV (broadcast) for the Indian subcontinent while Package B is for digital bundling only for the same region. Package C is for 18 selected games in each season for the digital space.

In Package D, all games will be for combined TV and digital rights for overseas markets. All bidders will have to make separate bids for each package this time around. Bidders for package A must have a net worth of Rs 1000 crore; it is Rs 500 crore for those bidding for other packages.

The IPL media rights auction will begin on Sunday with the sale of Packages A and B – TV and digital broadcast rights respectively. According to media reports, the board is expected to fetch almost double the money this quarter, compared to the last auction which took place in 2017.

Star India bought the IPL media rights for Rs 16,347 crores in 2017. This time the base price is Rs 32,890 crores which means BCCI expects to get at least double the previous amount. There is no deadline for the auction. It will continue until all bids have been placed. This is the first time an electronic auction will be held to determine the winner of IPL’s media rights. BCCI looks forward to continuing the online mode of auctioning in the years to come. (ANI)

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SuperTeam Games raises $10 million to build cross-platform blockchain sports games

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SuperTeam Games raised a funding round to create sports games enhanced with blockchain technology.

Griffin Gaming Partners, one of the largest gaming venture capital funds, led the round. Other investors include Powerhouse Capital alum Forte, Disney CEO Michael Eisner and MLS franchise owners Steve Kaplan and Bennett Rosenthal.

Industry veterans Jerome Collin, Mike Saperstein, Sam Sheth, and Andre Taube started the indie game studio with the goal of developing a new type of sports game enhanced by blockchain integration.

“Established sports game franchises are decades old and haven’t evolved much,” SuperTeam Games CEO Jerome Collin said in a statement. “We are working to create a new generation of fast-paced sports games where users will find a truly unique online multiplayer experience.”

Bringing what they’ve learned from their successes at Glu Mobile and decades of experience in the gaming space, they’ll use the investment to introduce new concepts to an already-played genre, the company said.

Griffin CEO Peter Levin has also joined SuperTeam Games’ board of directors.

The founders of SuperTeam Games.

“We seek the rare combination of innovative thinking, operational expertise and industry knowledge that typically underpins success, and we’re thrilled to have found it in SuperTeam Games’ leadership team of founders industry experts,” Levin said in a statement. “Web3 and blockchain technology brings new monetization and ownership of digital assets to gamers, which we believe is one of the most significant technical advancements in gaming history.”

SuperTeam Games’ partnership with Forte provides access to blockchain infrastructure technology. Forte’s platform seamlessly integrates blockchain technologies into games, enabling features such as embeddable token wallets, non-fungible token (NFT) minting and selling, and other services to create economies. thriving in a secure and compliant manner.

SuperTeam Games has assembled a team of over 25 developers bringing experience from Disney, Zynga, Electronic Arts, Ubisoft, Sega, 3DO, GLU, Konami, Wizards of the Coast and Capcom.

Their first game will launch with a closed beta this summer. “We’re very pleased with the development progress and can’t wait for sports fans to play what we’ve been working on,” Collin said.

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Finnish Supreme Administrative Court Rules Skill-Based Fantasy Sports Games Belong To Veikkaus Monopoly – European Gaming Industry News

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Article written by Antti Koivula, legal counsel consultant at Legal Gaming

On May 24, 2022, the Finnish Supreme Administrative Court delivered its judgment on IS-Liigapörssi-case (KHO:2022:60), in which the Supreme Administrative Court analyzed whether skill-based fantasy sports games fall within the scope of the Finnish Lotteries Act (1047/2001) (“Lotteries Act”) and therefore belong to the public gambling operator Veikkaus Oy’s (“Veikkaus“) monopoly.

Finland has implemented a legal gambling monopoly, under which Veikkaus has the exclusive right to operate and market gambling. According to the Lotteries Act, all games that include participation fees, prizes with a monetary value and the outcome of which is based on chance fall within the monopoly of Veikkaus. The main issue in the case was whether it was sufficient for the game to be even remotely based on chance to fall within the scope of the Lotteries Act and thus belong to the Veikkaus monopoly, and whether such was the case, if the element of chance was present in the skill-based fantasy sports games in question.

IS-Liigapörssi-the case concerned fantasy sports games popular in Finland, in which participants formed virtual ice hockey teams from real ice hockey players and points were awarded based on the performance of the ice hockey players ice in real ice hockey games. The fantasy sports games included entry fees and prizes and had been run since 1995 by Finnish media giant Sanoma Media Finland Oy (“Sanoma”). It was an undeniable fact that skillful and analytical participants who invested considerable time in fantasy sports games outperformed participants who picked players at random.

The background to the case is long, as national authorities had been trying to shut down fantasy sports games run by Sanoma for over a decade. In 2008, the Ministry of the Interior sent a request for an investigation to the police, who carried out a preliminary investigation. However, in 2010, the National Prosecutor’s Office (“postal code”) issued a non-prosecution decision stating that it was unresolved whether the Fantasy Sports games in question fell within the scope of the Lottery Act.

In 2017, the gambling law enforcement authority, the National Police Board (“NPB”) started administrative proceedings against Sanoma regarding fantasy sports games and two years later in 2019 the proceedings had reached the point where the NPB imposed a restraining order and a conditional fine of EUR 300,000 on Sanoma on the grounds that Sanoma was not licensed to run the fantasy sports games as they qualify as games of chance. Sanoma appealed to the Helsinki Administrative Court arguing that the fantasy sports games in question were games of skill with which chance had no effect on the outcome and therefore outside the scope of lotteries law, but in 2021 the Helsinki Administrative Court ruled in favor of the NPB. Sanoma appealed to the Supreme Administrative Court.

The Supreme Administrative Court recognized that the participants’ knowledge and skills were significant in the context of success, but recalled that at the same time, random factors beyond the control of the participant were also of significant importance. Thus, the chance of winning was at least partially based on luck. As fantasy sports games also included entry fees and prize money, only Veikkaus was allowed to organize them in Finland.

The Supreme Administrative Court’s decision came as no surprise. The definition of gambling in the Lotteries Act is extremely broad, a good example of which is that even an ice fishing competition and an auction were previously considered to fall within this definition. Nonetheless, the decision has further cemented the NPB’s authority and it remains to be seen what is the next competition or event they will go after next.

Soccer-Everton owner apologizes for ‘mistakes’ after difficult season

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Everton owner Farhad Moshiri has apologized to the club’s fans after a dismal campaign that nearly ended their 68-year uninterrupted stay in the English top flight. Everton narrowly avoided relegation to finish 16th, securing only Premier League survival in their penultimate game of the season with a 3-2 win over Crystal Palace.

Moshiri has come under fire for the unpopular managerial appointment of Rafa Benitez, who was sacked in January after six months in charge and replaced by Frank Lampard. “Mistakes were made and for that I want to apologize to all of you,” he wrote in a letter to-evertonians on the club’s website, adding that the board had carried out a strategic review of operations to identify the reasons why they were underperforming.

“A lot of learnings have already been implemented,” Moshiri added, pointing to Lampard’s recruitment as an example. The former Chelsea manager was the “outstanding candidate” following a clearly defined process, he added.

Moshiri then expressed his support for the Ukrainian people and said Everton had offered Dynamo Kyiv a friendly match at Goodison Park to raise funds for those affected by the Russian invasion, which Moscow calls a “special military operation”.

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IISM launches Pathbreaking India’s first-ever sports marketing book

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (NewsSee) • Authored by renowned sports marketer Vinit Karnik, the book is the first in a series to be launched as part of a knowledge series. India’s first ever book on sports marketing in the country as part of a series that will aim to enrich students with industry knowledge. The first book titled “Business of Sports: The Winning Formula for Success”, written by VinitKarnik, Head-Sports, Esports and Entertainment at GroupM South Asia, was launched on Monday by Hon. Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Governor of Maharashtra. The book was published under the Popular Prakashan banner. IISM, founded by former Indian international cricketer Nilesh Kulkarni, has been a pioneer in sports management studies for about 12 years. At a sparkling reception, the book was released by the Honorable Governor in the presence of Mr. Kulkarni, also the founder of IISM, and Mr. Harsha Bhatkal, publisher of Popular Prakashan. The Honorable Governor congratulated the author and IISM on the launch of the book. “The book is an excellent initiative by the author and IISM. In life we ​​have to have a mission and sport can be just that for us as a nation. In the 75th year of our great nation’s independence, this book is timely. In Amritkal, I hope this book will prove to be the nectar the sport in the country needs. “The sports business in India is booming. There is a strong demand for skilled managers and professionals who are passionate about the sport, as well as the business acumen to make these efforts a financial success. This is our humble first attempt at a series of materials that we plan to launch in the coming months for the student community and the industry at large in all aspects of sport,” Mr. Kulkarni said. “The book focuses on the business side of the sport and the various industry verticals. It’s a book about India, written by an Indian for an Indian sports market. It therefore has the potential to be reference material for all professional sports people in the country. The book is available for purchase at the nearest bookstores. Additionally, those interested can order the book online at: and For his part, the author, Mr. Karnik, was delighted to be able to share his knowledge with the whole community. “Major competitions in the country have become great avenues for sponsorships, media engagements and other brand development opportunities. As business processes become more structured every year in the industry, I see the emergence of marketing sports as a subject with a lot of real applications in an Indian context,” Mr. Karnik said. “I tried to apply the basics of marketing and explained in the best possible way how to use them in the field sport with a particular focus on India. This book will especially help Indian students to relate to it so that these principles can be applied seamlessly. Publisher Harsha Bhatkal was also keen that the book’s teachings could be used in an Indian context. “We have published sports books in the past. But it is the first unique concept of its kind where the book is both a fantastic read and also a reference material for knowledge. I’m sure anyone connected with the sport will swallow the book with both hands. In the coming months, IISM will make landmark announcements on future books covering various aspects of sports from an Indian perspective. Stay tuned for further announcements. About IISM To ignite interest in sports and the playing field in future generations of this new India, former Indian cricket team bowler, Nilesh Kulkarni and his wife Rasika Kulkarni founded the International Institute of Sport Management (IISM) within the year. 2010. IISM was awarded the ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’ in 2020. For the past three years, IISM has been the knowledge partner of the ”Khelo India” program and contributed to the preparation of SOPs for the Khelo India Youth Games and the Khelo India University Games. Nilesh Kulkarni, the founder and director of IISM, served as the captain of the Mumbai Ranji team. He represented India in cricket on several occasions and also contributed to county cricket in the 90s. He holds the unique record of taking a wicket on the first pitch of Test Cricket for India. Till date, 1800 IISM students are making a name for themselves while making the country proud by becoming sports management professionals across the globe. In April 2022, IISM also launched a brand new Bachelor of Sports Science (BSS) course aimed at imparting knowledge of sports science in the country. About the Author Vinit Karnik Vinit Karnik has over 25 years of experience in media, entertainment and sports management. He tried leadership roles in areas related to business growth and strategic thinking. A marketer and team player at heart, Karnik has built a reputation for being an industry thought leader, driving business results and building long-term relationships with leading stakeholders. In a diverse market like India, he has skillfully navigated the dynamics of emerging markets and contributed immensely to the evolution of sports management and consulting, media strategies and the entertainment industry. He is therefore the best professional to comment on sports marketing in India, its development, trends and future opportunities. REP REP

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Soccer-Man City Women sign Ouahabi as transfer rebuild continues

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Manchester City Women’s rebuild ahead of the new season continued on Wednesday after signing Spain defender Leila Ouahabi from Barcelona on a two-year deal. City say the 29-year-old winger will officially join the club on July 1 following the conclusion of his current contract with Women’s Champions League finalists and Primera Division champions Barcelona.

A graduate of Barcelona’s famed La Masia academy, Ouahabi won every trophy possible during an 11-year spell with the Catalan giants. She also spent three years in Valencia. “It’s going to be a completely different experience for me, and I’m really looking forward to it,” Ouahabi told the club’s website.

“I want to continue enjoying my football and City are a strong club. Personally and professionally, I think I will grow and develop here.” Ouahabi is City’s second signing in a week after the arrival of Deyna Castellanos from Atletico Madrid, with a number of long-serving players leaving this summer.

England internationals Lucy Bronze, Georgia Stanway and Jill Scott as well as Scotland’s Caroline Weir have all left the club, while England goalkeeper Karen Bardsley announced her retirement last month. City finished third in the 2021-22 Women’s Super League season behind champions Chelsea and second-placed Arsenal.

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The best representatives of Sevilla FC will travel to Bangalore

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The top executives of Spanish football club Sevilla FC will travel to India for the first time since announcing the partnership with FC Bengaluru United in 2021. The executives, led by club president Jose Castro and manager General, Jose Maria Cruz and Business General Manager, Jorge Paradela will be in Bengaluru for five days, during which they will meet with top football and sports administrators and business partners to discuss Sevilla FC’s plans in India. Their visit to the capital will also include visits to the city’s iconic historical and cultural sites.

Sevilla FC have had a strong focus on the Indian market for several years, starting with their involvement in La Liga India projects like La Liga Football Schools, and their most recent collaboration with Indian club, FC Bengaluru United. The Indian and Spanish sides signed a five-year agreement in 2021 to explore joint synergies. FC Bengaluru United, owned by Gaurav Manchanda, will work with Sevilla FC to explore grassroots and development opportunities in India, while the latter will provide the technical expertise as a club with a strong history. During the visit, FC Bengaluru United will also unveil their women’s squad, a step forward that also builds on the experience of Sevilla FC.

For the connection with the work of La Liga India, Sevilla FC will participate in a special “Extra Time” event on June 10, 2022, which is a recently launched property in which La Liga showcases the work done in India in collaboration with its partners. The event will also see the participation of FC Bengaluru United, the Indo-Spanish Chamber of Commerce and the Spanish Embassy. In the year since the signing of the partnership agreement, the work of both clubs has been recognized on the international stage, with the award for “Best Internationalization Strategy” at the prestigious World Football Summit Awards 2021 They also recently jointly launched the “Football Hackathon – Data-Based Player Performance Assessment”, which is a unique opportunity to showcase the effective use of data science in professional football scouting and monitoring. player performance analysis The online hackathon will be launched during the La Liga team’s visit to Bengaluru this week.(ANI)

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Football-PSG’s Mbappe is the most valuable player in the world, according to a study

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Paris St Germain striker Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable football player in the world, according to Swiss research group CIES Football Observatory, followed by Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr and Manchester City’s new signing Erling Haaland. Mbappe, who turned down Real and signed a new three-year contract at PSG last month, tops the list with an estimated transfer value of €205.6m ($219.5m), beating out Vinicius (€185.3m) and Haaland (€152.6m).

Mbappe’s PSG teammate Neymar holds the current transfer record. The French champions paid Barcelona €222m for his signing in 2017. The top five were completed by Barca youngster Pedri (€135.1m) and Borussia Dortmund’s English midfielder Jude Bellingham (€133.7 million).

The CIES Football Observatory uses indicators such as player age, performance, career progression and contract length to arrive at a transfer value. The latest list was dominated by Premier League players, with 41 representatives in the top 100.

City’s Ruben Dias (€109.6m) had the highest transfer value for a defender while PSG’s Gianluigi Donnarumma (€73.7m) was tops among goalkeepers. City playmaker Kevin De Bruyne, 30, was the oldest player on the list, worth €57.3million.

($1 = 0.9365 euros)

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FC Bengaluru United will host Spanish football giants Sevilla

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FC Bengaluru United will host Sevilla FC in the city of Bengaluru as part of the Spanish football giant’s plans to expand its brand in India and other international markets. The Spanish football club’s management team, including its president, will visit the city from June 7-11. The announcement was made during a press conference hosted by FC Bengaluru United in the city on Friday.

As part of their visit, the club will also announce several special projects in conjunction with FC Bengaluru United. These include an online “Football Hackathon – Data Driven Players Performance Assessment”, a unique opportunity to effectively use data science in the field of professional football scouting and player performance analysis. Speaking during Sevilla FC’s visit to the city, FC Bengaluru United founder Gaurav Manchanda said: “We are delighted and honored to have Sevilla FC in Bengaluru, to experience the passionate atmosphere of football of the city. Their visit marks an important milestone as we move along the road map of our partnership.”

“The Hackathon along with other key events we have organized will play a key role in expanding Sevilla FC’s brand presence in India as well as aiding in technological and developmental innovations in Indian football,” he added. Meanwhile, FC Bengaluru United also announced on Friday the appointment of John Kenneth Raj as the club’s assistant coach to support new head coach Khalid Ahmed Jamil. Speaking on his new role, John said: “It is an honor and a privilege to be appointed assistant coach of FC Bengaluru United. The club has been on an upward growth trajectory and I am confident that with Khalid, we can build an even stronger FCBU team capable of achieving even greater accolades in Indian football.”

Head Coach Khalid Ahmed Jamil also said he was looking forward to working alongside Coach John as it will help the club take the next step. “I look forward to working with Coach John – his experience and deep understanding of the player progression path – from grassroots to elite level – will play a major role in shaping the plans, tactics and Roadmap ahead for FC Bengaluru United,” he said. “It has been an exciting few days, working with management, discussing ideas and plans and moving forward. I am looking forward to the season ahead and I am confident to help FC Bengaluru United to step up to the next level of Indian football,” added Khalid. .

Jamil was previously associated with Indian Super League (ISL) club NorthEast United FC. He has the distinction of being the first Indian head coach of an ISL team and the first Indian coach to qualify for the ISL playoffs. He also worked with East Bengal and Mohun Bagan as a manager and was instrumental in leading Aizawl FC to their maiden I-League title in the 2016-17 season. (ANI)

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CWG-bound pushers must reach Birmingham a month in advance

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The Indian weightlifting team en route to the Commonwealth Games, including Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Mirabai Chanu, will reach the host city of Birmingham a month early to acclimatize to the conditions and undergo a preparatory camp before the quadrennial event.

The CWG is due to take place from July 28 to August 8 in Birmingham, UK.

Indian lifters are awaiting visas and are expected to fly to the UK on June 20 or 21.

”The government has approved the preparatory camp. All reservations are made. We are just waiting for the visas,’ Indian Weightlifting Federation President Sahdev Yadav told PTI.

”The relievers will travel a month in advance. The exact date will be finalized after their visas arrive. Tentative travel dates are June 20 or 21,’ he added. Chanu, a two-time CWG medallist who won silver at Glasgow 2014 before winning gold four years later at the 2018 Gold Coast Games, has already begun her preparations for the event big budget.

The 27-year-old had completed a month-long training stint in the United States last month. However, others, including Youth Olympic Champion Jeremy Lalrinnunga, we cannot travel to the United States due to visa issues.

India is the power at the Commonwealth level. At CWG 2018, the Indians came away with nine medals – five gold, two silver and two bronze. Chanu to headline Khelo India’s inaugural National Weightlifting Ranking ================================= ====== ======== Before heading to Birmingham, Chanu will headline the inaugural edition of the Khelo India Youth, Junior and Senior Women’s National Weightlifting Championships to be held in Nagrota Bagwan, Himachal Pradesh from June 14 to 22. The tournament will help the IWLF maintain a strong national ranking system while providing additional competition for weightlifters nationwide.

The event will also help the federation select athletes for national camps and international events. ”This competition is part of the Khelo India program. It will be held four times a year,” Yadav told PTI.

“Based on the results, we will prepare the ranking list up to the top 15 lifters in each weight class, which will be uploaded to our website. ”Anyone will be able to access the leaderboard and it will clarify the selection process. Children will also have competition,” he added.

Along with Chanu, reigning world junior champion Harshada Garud and Commonwealth Games-related weightlifters including Asian champion Jhilli Dalabehera will take part in the event.

As an added incentive, the federation has also announced cash rewards for the top eight lifters, starting at Rs 20,000.

Indian Commonwealth Games Team ====================== Women: Mirabai Chanu (49kg), Bindyarani Devi (55kg), Popy Hazarika (59 kg), Harjinder Kaur (71kg), Punam Yadav (76kg), Usha Kumari (87kg) and Purnima Pandey (+87kg).

Men: Sanket Sagar (55kg), Gururaja Poojary (61kg), Jeremy Lalrinnunga (67kg), Achinta Sehuli (73kg), Ajay Singh (81kg), Vikas Thakur (96kg), Lovepreet Singh (109kg) and Gurdeep Singh (+109kg) .

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Football – Spain and Portugal share the spoils of the League of Nations

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Portugal striker Ricardo Horta equalized late to hand his side a 1-1 draw against Spain in their Nations League opener at the Estadio Benito Villamarin on Thursday.

Alvaro Morata had given Spain the lead but Horta’s goal saw the arch-rivals draw for the fourth consecutive time. Portugal haven’t won a competitive match against Spain since 2004 and have never beaten them on Spanish soil. “It’s good because Spain are strong and we were playing away. It’s a good result for Portugal,” said midfielder Bernardo Silva.

“We already knew them very well, but it’s difficult to play against them.” Spain got off to a good start in the Group 2 game of League A when midfielder Gavi had a chance from outside the box in the third minute but his effort was blocked.

Portuguese defender Pepe did well to stop midfielder Carlos Soler who was on goal after receiving an accurate low pass. Morata put Spain ahead from close range after a fine passing move involving midfielders Gavi and Pablo Sarabia in the 25th minute.

“We didn’t finish, but we played a good game,” Morata said. “We’ll see each other again. Football is like that, you have to look ahead.” The 29-year-old, who hopes to play his first World Cup this year, is now three goals behind Raul’s national team record of 61 across all age categories.

“He’s not a player with stratospheric numbers, but everything Morata gives us in attack and defense,” Spain coach Luis Enrique said. “It was a match similar to the previous ones. We could have won, but we could also have lost.”

Portugal had chances to equalize through striker Rafael Leao and striker Andre Silva before half-time, but both narrowly missed the target. Fernando Santos’ side were once again close to equalizing just before the hour mark after Leao received a pass from Silva and defender Diego Llorente failed to block his shot, but the goalkeeper Unai Simon stretched to refuse it.

Morata, meanwhile, had another good chance which went just wide of the left post in the 64th minute before being substituted. Substitute Horta equalized for Portugal eight minutes from time, leaving the Spanish defense behind as he latched on to defender Joao Cancelo’s precise cross inside the box and slotted a shot into the middle of the box. Simon’s goal.

Fans of both teams enjoyed a spirited game that crashed the Spanish national team’s website when tickets went on sale last week. The last positive result of the match was Spain’s victory on penalties in the 2012 European Championship and their last two friendlies ended scoreless.

The two teams will play three more Nations League games over the next 10 days. Spain travel to Switzerland between games against the Czech Republic while Portugal host the Czechs and face Switzerland twice. Spain and Portugal will meet on September 27, in their last group match.

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Golf-Matsuyama disqualified from Memorial for marking on club

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Former champion Hideki Matsuyama was disqualified from the Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio, midway through his first round on Thursday due to illegal tagging on one of his clubs. Matsuyama, who earned the first of his eight PGA Tour victories at the 2014 Memorial Tournament, was disqualified from the event hosted by Jack Nicklaus after painted lines were found on the face of his three woods.

If tagged for the first time, the former Masters champion was disqualified from a PGA Tour event. PGA Tour Senior Tournament Director Steve Rintoul said footage of the club had been posted online and his team only heard about it after Matsuyama used it on the first tee. If he hadn’t used the club, he could have continued playing.

Rintoul said his team approached Matsuyama on the second hole to ask if he had used the club and the former Masters champion was candid about it. “The material was applied to the face for the alignment so that Hideki puts the ball inside the circle of the lines. It’s actually the center of the face,” Rintoul told reporters.

“And applying a little discreet dot with a Sharpie to help you line up is good. We have players who do that all the time. But the amount of stuff that was on the face of the club, when we put it sent to the USGA, their equipment standards guys, it was just over the top. “And that’s what could affect – could affect – ball performance.”

Matsuyama, playing in a group alongside Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed, was three on the par-39 when he reached the bend at Muirfield Village after a double bogey on the second hole and a bogey on the sixth.

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Football-Liverpool president demands apology for French minister’s comments

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Liverpool chairman Tom Werner has demanded an apology from the French sports minister after he said fans with fake tickets and the club’s handling of their supporters were responsible for the problems that marred the Champions League final Saturday champions.

The match at the Stade de France, which Real Madrid won 1-0, was delayed for more than half an hour after police tried to hold off people trying to push their way through the ground. Some fans, including children, were gassed by French riot police. On Monday, Sports Minister Amélie Oudea-Castera said the initial problems were caused by Liverpool fans without valid tickets and accused the club of leaving supporters “in the wild”.

French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin added that there had been “massive (ticket) fraud on an industrial scale”. Werner hit back late Monday in a letter to Oudea-Castera, describing his comments as “irresponsible, unprofessional and totally disrespectful” to the fans concerned.

“The UEFA Champions League final is expected to be one of the greatest spectacles in world sport, and instead it turned into one of the worst security meltdowns in recent memory,” Werner said. to the Liverpool Echo newspaper. “On behalf of all the fans who have experienced this nightmare, I ask for your apologies and the assurance that the French authorities and UEFA allow an independent and transparent investigation to continue.”

UEFA have commissioned an independent investigation into the incident while Oudea-Castera said they would produce a report within 10 days. In an interview on Liverpool’s website, CEO Billy Hogan said they were also considering the legal options available to them on behalf of their supporters.

Hogan said later on Tuesday that the club had received more than 5,000 responses after asking affected fans to fill out a form as they searched for evidence. “I spent some time during the day reviewing some of the information and honestly am horrified at how some men, women, children – able-bodied, less-abled – were treated indiscriminately over the course of Saturday” , Hogan said.

“It’s also important that we don’t lose sight of what happened after the game. We’ve all seen videos, photos, I’ve also read a number of stories of absolutely horrific experiences leaving the stadium – of crimes committed, assaults take place.”

Hogan said he also asked UEFA for his logbook to review recorded medical incidents so they could contact those respective supporters.

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Football-Tottenham signs Croatian international Perisic

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Tottenham Hotspur began to strengthen their squad ahead of a Champions League return by signing experienced Croatia international Ivan Perisic on a free transfer on Tuesday. The Premier League club have confirmed the versatile 33-year-old, whose contract with Inter Milan expired at the end of the season, has signed a two-year contract.

Perisic becomes manager Antonio Conte’s first major signing at the end of the season as the north London club prepare for a return to Europe’s top flight after finishing fourth in the Premier League. “I’m really delighted to start with the Spurs family,” Perisic told the club’s website “I really wanted to come here to the Premier League since 2009, when I started in professional football in Belgium, and I can’t wait.”

The move allows Perisic to reunite with Conte who he played with when Inter won the Serie A title in 2020-21. “I can’t wait to see him again. He lives football, every minute, every hour, every day, even when he’s sleeping, I think he’s thinking about football. I love his character and I know he’s going to do great work here.”

Perisic, who can play as a left-back or even in attack, joined Bundesliga club Borussia Dortmund in 2011 where he won the league and the German Cup in his first season. After a stint at VfL Wolfsburg, he joined Inter in 2015 for whom he played over 200 Serie A games, scoring 49 goals.

He had a season on loan with Bayern Munich in 2019-20 and won the Bundesliga, Champions League and German Cup treble. Upon his return to Inter, under Conte, Perisic won the Serie title and that season helped the club win the Coppa Italia. Perisic will need no introduction to England fans, having scored the equalizer for Croatia in the 2018 World Cup semi-finals when England were beaten 2-1 after extra time.

He also scored in the final as Croatia lost to France. Perisic has 113 caps for Croatia and scored 32 goals.

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Mario Sports games are stuck with post-launch updates

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The Super Mario The franchise is not only memorable because of its historic role in the video game industry, but also because of its accessibility. With few exceptions, the people of the Mushroom Kingdom have participated in almost every recognizable video game genre, and most of these experiences have been well received. The most popular of these spinoffs are Mario Kart and the many RPGs based on the series, but the other multiplayer-centric titles, especially the sports games, are part of Nintendo’s history that is only gaining in love as the early spinoffs age, amplifying the nostalgia for them.


The Nintendo Switch marked the day the allure mario sports games have finally made a comeback. Mario The Aces of Tennis and Mario Golf: Super Rushas good as Mario Strikers Battle League, seem to bring back the personality of Nintendo 64, GameCube and Wii games. However, these games all share one glaring problem. All three, including Mario Strikers, are part of Nintendo’s periodic free updates strategy, much to the dismay of several fans who were hoping for an older gaming experience. For the sake of keeping the mario series and its fresh spinoffs, this practice must stop.

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Mario Sports Games: Then and Now

Sport has been part of mario franchise since the NES era. Games with simple titles like Golf showed that Nintendo’s most famous characters could break out of their traditional platform fare. However, the idea of ​​a regularity mario the spinoffs would not be fully established until the fifth generation of consoles. The release of Mario Kart 64 and paper mario proved that their Super Nintendo predecessors, Super Mario Kart and Super Mario RPGwere not lone wolves.

The Nintendo 64 saw the introduction of the long run mario party sub-series, and more importantly, the right introduction to golf and tennis in the mario universe with the appropriate title Mario Golf and Mario Tennis. While there were other sports-themed games featuring mario characters in the past, these Nintendo 64 games have established a permanent sporting presence in the Mushroom Kingdom.

The GameCube continued golf and tennis games and introduced mario to other sports such as baseball with Mario Superstar Baseball and football with Super Mario Strikers. The aforementioned games would have Wii sequels, but aside from a Power Tennis port, Mario Golf and Mario Tennis were inactive until the release of the 3DS and Wii U. For most of the 2010s, mario was in a sticky spot, but spinoffs like sports games suffered the most.

The memorable, stylish, and colorful games of the last three consoles seemed to be gone. The various subseries, if they even continued, were either stuck with mediocre games or relegated to the handheld crowd, robbing non-3DS owners of a potentially fun time. Instead of creating new games that focus on one sport as a possible mario Hockeyor maybe a sequel to Mario Hoops 3 on 3sports games mostly became compilations of minigames with extremely similar rosters of playable characters.

Mario The Aces of Tennis, though faulty, changed that. It breathed new life into the Mario sports games, especially when it came to the character roster, which introduced many newcomers and brought back old favorites, like Petey Piranha. However, instead of focusing on unlockable characters and stages alongside special modes, these new sports introduce features through monthly free updates. This makes games feel incomplete upon release, and when they feel like polished works, people move on to greener pastures. Mario Strikers: Battle League will probably follow the same cycle.

The mario sports games have a strong identity, and the genre’s usual progression mechanics are familiar to any longtime fan. Unlockable content, a list that represents the great mario stars alongside the various inhabitants of the Mushroom Kingdom, colored mario-themed scenes and stylish versions of actual games have made older games thrive by all being available at launch. If Nintendo does not want this revival of mario sports games to be brief, so it should stop building those games around regular updates and focus on releasing fleshed out games.

Mario Strikers: Battle League releases June 10 on Nintendo Switch.

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MasterPieces’ new sports games knock it out of the park • The Pop Insider

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New Games, Puzzles & Homewares From MasterPieces | Source: MasterPieces/The Pop Insider

MasterPieces hits a home run.

The company connects sports fans everywhere by expanding its product selection of games, puzzles, toys, baby products and household items related to professional and college sports.

This year, MasterPieces is adding its new NFL licensed puzzles and playing cards, as well as MLB, NFL, NHL and NCAA sports team versions of Tumble Tower, poker chip sets and dozens of new puzzle designs to its changing room. and Gameday Collections. Along with these new games, MasterPieces offers Baby Fanatic baby and toddler products, as well as FanPans bakeware. Sports fans can whip up their favorite treat on game day while the whole family dresses up to impress their home team.

These new products feature some of the most famous players in fun and colorful products. Each 500-piece NFL All-Time Greats puzzle, for example, specifically represents a team’s fan-favorite city, name, history and players. The puzzles feature some of the most famous explosions from the past.

While these don’t have a release date yet, we’re looking forward to playing these games in the off season. They are a hole in one!

IPL 2022: staging for the grand closing ceremony

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The 2022 Indian Premier League Grand Final is about to begin where Gujarat Titans lock horns against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday but before the game starts a star-studded closing ceremony will take place here at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Bollywood star Ranveer Singh along with singers AR Rahman and Neeti Mohan will perform to make the evening memorable.

“This is the 15th year of IPL and on this landmark occasion, this year’s IPL Closing Ceremony must be truly mega. It’s going to be really huge because we don’t just have performances from two star icons for the offline stadium who are sitting inside the stadium and for the online viewers,” said Chanda Singh who manages the IPL 2022 closing ceremony. “We’re also going to make it a huge event, a huge closing ceremony by creating a world record that you’re going to see very soon. It’s going to be huge because you have AR Rahman playing for us you have Ranveer Singh who also plays for us AR Rahman is giving a tribute concert to Team India and 75 years of Indian cricket so this is an IPL tribute to 75 years of cricket in India Ranveer celebrates each of the 10 teams playing which is huge dep After many years of IPL,” added Cha nda.

This Closing Ceremony is going to be exciting not only for the almost one million fans in the stadium, but also for the fans who watch it on TV and on the online platform. “We also have something innovative and exciting for our viewers online. We are bringing 75 years of Indian cricket to life through augmented reality broadcast for the first time and people will witness some of the highlights of 75 years of Indian cricket and how each decade has been able to make this sport loved by so many people and so many fans in our country, so this is the innovation we bring to our audience,” emphasized Chanda Singh.

The closing ceremony will begin at 6:25 p.m. IST. Top dignitaries like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Interior Minister Amit Shah and Sports Minister Anurag Thakur are also expected to be present for the final in Ahmedabad. (ANI)

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Chelsea takeover imminent after final deal reached

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The sale of Premier League club Chelsea is set to close on Monday after a “final and definitive” agreement was reached with the consortium led by Los Angeles Dodgers co-owner Todd Boehly.

The club said on Saturday that “a final and definitive agreement was reached last night” to sell to the Boehly consortium and Clearlake Capital. The price tag is 2.5 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) – the highest ever for a sports team.

“The transaction is expected to be finalized on Monday,” the club said.

The announcement follows a series of approvals allowing Roman Abramovich to sell after he was sanctioned for his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the invasion of Ukraine. Abramovich has owned the club for 19 years.

The British government, which had sanctioned Abramovich, approved the sale this week after assuring the Russian oligarch could not profit from it. The Premier League had previously agreed.

Chelsea have been operating under a government license since Abramovich’s assets were frozen in March and it expires on Tuesday.

“It has been a lifetime honor to be part of this club,” Abramovich said in a statement posted on Chelsea’s website.

“My goal has been to ensure that the next owner has a mindset that will enable the success of both the men’s and women’s team, as well as the willingness and drive to continue to develop other key aspects of the club, such as the academy and the vital work of the Chelsea Foundation,” he added.

The men’s team has won 21 trophies under Abramovich’s ownership. Chelsea fans have grown accustomed to lavish spending under Abramovich, with more than $1 billion net spent on players.

Boehly Group was chosen earlier this month after pledging to invest 1.75 billion pounds ($2.2 billion) in teams and infrastructure.

The consortium also includes Dodgers principal owner Mark Walter, Swiss billionaire Hansjorg Wyss and funding from private equity firm Clearlake.

“I am happy that this research has now come to a successful conclusion,” Abramovich said.

“As I hand over Chelsea to their new goalkeepers, I would like to wish them the best of success, both on and off the pitch.”

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Cricket-Australia’s Swepson keen to adapt quickly to Sri Lanka

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Australian Mitchell Swepson said he did not adapt quickly enough to conditions in Pakistan when he made his test debut in March. After five years on the sidelines, Swepson made his debut in the second game of Pakistan’s three-Test series which Australia won 1-0.

He picked up two wickets in the first innings but came away empty-handed from the next three, struggling on the flat grounds of Karachi and Lahore. Australia will play their two Tests against Sri Lanka in a traditionally rotation-friendly Galle but Swepson said he would not take anything for granted.

“One thing I learned from Pakistan is that you can have your assumptions about the conditions, but ultimately when you hit the ground you have to be able to adapt,” he said. declared to a Cricket Australia website ( .au) on Friday. “I knew it was going to be tough, tough cricket, but I think I was still surprised at how tough it really was…

“I think if I had adapted a bit quicker it could have been a different story.” The 28-year-old said he learned the value of patience and consistency and wanted to improve in Sri Lanka.

“So my preparation for Sri Lanka is, yes, we have our assumptions that it’s probably going to turn out, but it’s going to be important to be able to adapt to the race and figure out what pace and form to play with. so I hit the ground running.” Australia are due to play three Twenty20 matches in Sri Lanka from June 7, followed by five one-day internationals and two Tests.

Team Australia have raised concerns about the tour with the island nation in the midst of an economic crisis, but will support the decision to go ahead with the visit, Cricket Australia CEO Todd Greenberg has said.

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The 10 best Nintendo sports games, ranked by Metacritic

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When Nintendo introduced the Wii console to the world, a door opened for a whole new wave of people to enter the world of gaming. With the simple mechanics of the Wiimote making games easy to pick up and play. play, even for non-players, Sports Wii became one of the console’s most successful titles and a key game in selling the hardware itself. Since it was so popular, Nintendo continued the theme of sports titles, and is still adding to the catalog to this day with the recent release of Nintendo Switch Sports.

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The mario sports games are incredibly successful, fun and innovative, changing the rules of sports gamers that players are familiar with. But put mario Sports titles aside, Nintendo has created a good number of games featuring a variety of sports. These games promote movement and active play, rather than the classic sit-and-play style. These offerings are spread across three console generations and have had varying levels of success, as seen on review websites like Metacritic.

ten Mario Sports Mix has a surprising 64

It would be difficult to leave out a mario sports game when considering Nintendo sports titles, but this four-sport board game shows that not all Mario sports titles are great. Mario Sports Mix offered hockey, basketball, dodgeball and volleyball.

Although these games are quite fun when playing with a group of friends, the game lacks the variety and depth that the other mario Nintendo sports and sports games have. The mechanics are quite repetitive for each sport, so any player playing solo will get bored pretty quickly. Mario Sports Mix also does not offer such a wide list of mario characters to each other mario sports titles.

9 We ski and snowboard on the slopes at 66

With the success of wififit, more games used the Balance Board peripheral. This sequel to We ski refined the ski controls and added snowboarding to the mix. The Balance Board provided a fun and interactive way to experience these winter sports in the players’ lounges.

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Players can choose from several game modes, including Racing, Slalom, and Search And Rescue, but beyond the surface experience offered by these modes, the game doesn’t do much else. It offers a good skiing and snowboarding experience for people who want to be active without the cold.

8 Wii Sports Club was a good title at 68

Much like the Wii U itself, Wii Sports Club was a sequel but not quite a sequel. The Wii U was not a full next-gen console, but an iteration of the Wii. Wii Sports Club sits in the same limbo, as it functions as a port of the original Sports Wii but now with online multiplayer.

I in Wii Sports Club diapers can join a club and participate in sports in online communities. The tablet controller offered something new, but over the next eight years Sports Wii came out, this game felt like a base port that offered nothing else.

seven Nintendo Switch Sports still has time to go 72

Nintendo’s latest sports game offering, nintendo switch sports, was released in April 2022 and features six sports that players can get active with. The game includes the well-known bowling, chambara (sword fighting) and tennis, while adding badminton, volleyball and football.

Returning sports have improved with the new Switch controls, but volleyball and soccer suffer from poor mechanics and controls. Surprisingly, badminton is one of the best sports on offer, with precise motion controls and fun gameplay. Nintendo Switch Sports only features six sports, and since two of them are quite lackluster, the game suffers in the eyes of gamers.

6 Wii Fit U was a lackluster Port 72

This direct sequel to the much-loved WiFi and WiFi Plus provided a user-friendly and accessible training program. Wii Fit U still used the Balance Board, but also incorporated the tablet controller in an interesting way to get players moving.

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The drills aren’t that intense so can’t really replace a good hard workout, but it’s a good introduction for newcomers and provides a decent amount of activity for players to start with. The FitMeter, a bundled pedometer peripheral, was a nice tool players could use to track steps in or out of the game.

5 Wii Sports was the original, but left room for improvement at 76

The original game that started it all launched on Wii and offered players a chance to play bowling, boxing, baseball, golf, and tennis. The main attraction of Sports Wii was that the motion controls were easy to learn and use, making the game extremely accessible. They mimicked real-life movements, although precision was not a requirement.

This lack of precision meant, despite being accessible to non-gamers, that players could find the gameplay a bit tedious since they could simply wave the Wiimote randomly rather than correctly. However, Sports Wii was a great board game and a great introduction to the gaming world for non-gamers.

4 Wii Sports Resort was a grand sequel scoring 80

Building on the success of Sports Wii, Nintendo released the sequel, Wii Sports Complex, offering players new sports to play and a new accessory for the Wiimote, the Wii MotionPlus. This peripheral clicked on the bottom of the original Wiimote and added more accurate motion tracking, which meant players could perform more precise movements adding another level to the gameplay.

The game featured 16 sports, a significant improvement over Sports Wii, which included archery, swordplay, disc golf, and skydiving among many others. They were great fun and the wide range of sports meant the gameplay wasn’t too repetitive.

3 The original Wii Fit ran up to 80

As the players found themselves getting a good arm workout with Sports WiiNintendo decided that the rest of the body should have fun. WiFi introduced the Balance Board peripheral, which meant players could stand on the pressure-sensitive board while it tracked weight distribution to track player activity.

The activities on offer ranged from stretching and yoga to aerobics and games, all of which provided a good workout regimen for players while still being fun.

A year after the release of the original, the sequel WiFi has been freed. WiFi Plus is not a full sequel, but rather a 1.5 version of the original. It added 15 new balance games and 6 new strength training and yoga activities.

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This allowed players to further customize their training experience to better suit their fitness level or fitness goals. Players could mix and match their own workout routine or choose from twelve routines offered in the game. WiFi Plus also added a multiplayer mode so players can get busy together.

1 Ring Fit Adventure is a complete workout at 83

With what seemed like a super clunky controller, Ring adjustment is actually the best offering in the collection of Nintendo sports and activity games. The flexible Ring-Con provides good resistance, and when combined with real-game games and drills, players can sweat properly.

The accompanying leg strap also allows players to move their legs in more ways than the Balance Board could. The games are fun, interesting and engaging, which means players will want to continue a session and come back day after day to continue playing.

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Nikhil Prabhu signs two-year contract with Odisha FC

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Defender Nikhil Prabhu has made a permanent move to Odisha FC after signing a two-year contract with the Bhubaneswar-based club, the club announced on Wednesday. Prabhu who was on loan to Odisha FC from Hyderabad FC for the second half of the 2021-22 Indian Super League (ISL) season will continue with Odisha FC next season, this time as a permanent player. ‘Odisha FC.

“Odisha FC would like to announce that Nikhil Prabhu has completed his permanent transfer from Hyderabad FC for an undisclosed fee. He joins on a 2-year contract with an option to extend for a further year,” the club said. in a press release. official site. Prabhu rose through the ranks by playing in local leagues in Mumbai and continuing to impress with his talents. He was signed by FC Pune City for their U-18 team in 2018 before joining the Hyderabad FC youth team a year later.

He was promoted to the senior squad for the 2020-21 ISL but was unable to feature for Manuel Marquez’s men who narrowly missed out on the semi-finals. He then joined Odisha FC on loan in January 2022 and made three appearances for the club.

Prabhu is a versatile defender capable of playing in different positions and has also shown his ability to contribute in attack. Odisha FC, which has earned a reputation for trusting and nurturing young talent, is therefore the perfect place for Prabhu to start making a name for himself in the ISL. (ANI)

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Soccer-Thiago could be fit for Champions League final – Klopp

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Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara’s injury is not as serious as feared, manager Juergen Klopp said on Wednesday, hinting at the possibility he could feature in the Champions League final against Real Madrid Saturday.

Thiago appeared to pull a muscle in Sunday’s final Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Klopp initially said he would likely miss the clash with the Spaniards in Paris. Although the midfielder didn’t train on Wednesday, the German said Thiago is likely to be involved in Thursday’s session.

“There’s a chance. (Right now) it looks like he could be part of training tomorrow, that would be very helpful, obviously, and then we go from there,” Klopp told a news conference. . “So it’s surprisingly good. After the game I wasn’t really positive about it. But we learned already at night that it didn’t look so bad. And from there we Went there, we’ll see,” he said.

Klopp said the players had forgotten the disappointment of finishing second to Manchester City on the dramatic final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. “Nobody feels the pain of Sunday anymore. We are really looking forward to this match against an incredibly strong opponent, the most experienced opponent, you can probably get into this competition, but we are looking forward to it,” he said. -he declares.

Centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who has not played for Liverpool since sustaining the injury in the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on May 14, is fully recovered. “Yeah, I’m fine, absolutely fine,” Van Dijk told the club’s website.

“No problem and very excited for Saturday of course. My body is definitely enjoying some rest after playing so many games, so many tense moments, and I think getting a little knock after the FA Cup final was maybe a sign that my body needed to rest,” he added.

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Football-Liverpool parade timing jars with Heysel victim’s son

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Liverpool FC’s planned victory parade on Sunday has sparked unease from a representative of the victims of the Heysel Stadium disaster as it coincides with the 37th anniversary of the tragedy.

Liverpool, who face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday, are planning a celebration in their hometown after a season in which they have already won the two main domestic cup competitions in England and finished second in the Premier League . Sunday also marks the anniversary of the Heysel disaster in which 39 supporters of Italian club Juventus were killed when a wall collapsed after Liverpool supporters charged at them ahead of the European Cup final. Europe in Brussels in 1985.

“To link a Liverpool celebration to May 29 is a bit shocking,” said Andrea Lorentini, who heads the Heysel Families Victims Association and lost her father. “Given what their fans did that night, in my view, May 29 for Liverpool should be a day of mea culpa and reflection, of heartfelt remembrance,” he told Reuters.

Liverpool FC are aware of the issue and acknowledged it when announcing plans for the parade place-on-may-29 which will take place on Sunday afternoon. “As the date for the Victory Parade falls on the anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster, throughout the morning the LFC, supported by Liverpool City Council, will pay tribute to the 39 supporters who lost their lives this day,” the club said on their website.

The parade takes place at the invitation of Liverpool City Council who wanted it on a weekend. Most Liverpool players will leave for international duty early next week. Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush, who played for Liverpool at Heysel, plan to lay a wreath at the Stade de France before Saturday’s final kicks off. Other floral tributes will be left when the team returns from Paris.

Lorentini was three years old when his father Roberto, a doctor, died at Heysel Stadium while trying to help a supporter with word of mouth. Andrea’s grandfather, Otello, who was also at Heysel and survived, founded the victims’ association and Andrea has been running it since 2015.

Andrea, a sports journalist and football commentator for a local TV channel in Tuscany, adds that current Liverpool FC cannot be held responsible for what happened that night at Heysel. He also understands why Liverpool fans will want to celebrate winning the Champions League final.

“(But) If there was divine sporting justice, it would be better if Real Madrid won the cup on Saturday to avoid this coincidence,” he added. (Writing by Keith Weir; editing by Martyn Herman)

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Golf-DeChambeau withdraws from Colonial due to wrist injury

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Bryson DeChambeau has decided to pull out of this week’s PGA Tour event at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, as he continues his recovery from surgery to repair a bone in his left wrist, the American circuit. The hard-hitting American, whose prodigious length off the tee has raised concerns about whether he is pushing his body too hard, has not competed since missing the cut at the Masters in early April after overtaking 12 in the first two rounds.

DeChambeau was at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week, where he played practice rounds ahead of the PGA Championship, but on the eve of the second major tournament of the year, he decided not to participate. . DeChambeau, who won his only major at the 2020 US Open, was limited to six world starts this year due to wrist and hip injuries and underwent surgery on his left hand shortly after the Masters.

World number 25 DeChambeau will be replaced on the pitch at this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge by John Huh. According to a report on the Golf Channel website, DeChambeau is targeting a return to next week’s Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

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Fake nose auction of vandalized Ibrahimovic statue

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A group of Malmö supporters are auctioning off three replica noses based on the infamous statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic which was erected in his hometown before being removed and stored following attempted vandalism. The statue’s nose was cut off in a pre-Christmas attack in 2019. It also had its leg sawed off and a toe removed before being removed from its plinth in January 2020.

The Swedish striker started his professional career at Malmo FF in 1999 and left for Ajax Amsterdam in 2001 before embarking on a career that has included top European teams such as Manchester United, Inter Milan and his club current, AC Milan. Once adored by Malmo fans, he angered them when he acquired a stake in Stockholm rivals Hammarby in 2019, saying he would make them Scandinavia’s biggest football club.

Protesters said Ibrahimovic was a “fool” for choosing money over love for his hometown and his club. “With this initiative, we want to draw attention to the problems in Swedish and international football,” they said in a statement.

“Our goal is a world of football where supporters are at the center and no one should have to see their club bought out and changed overnight. Therefore, the profits from this initiative will go towards purposes that promote work against football. modern and commercial. , where the love of clubs and sport is central.”

So far, a fake nose has been auctioned online and has been bid for $500.

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Praggnanandhaa scores another victory over world champion Magnus Carlsen

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Indian grandmaster Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu picked up his second win of the season against Magnus Carlsen in the fifth round of the Chessable Masters online rapid chess tournament, exactly three months after first knocking down the world champion.

The 16-year-old from Chennai capitalized on a late error from Carlsen on Friday to bag three crucial points to keep him in the hunt for a knockout spot.

“I didn’t want to win this way,” Praggnanandhaa said when asked about his second triumph against the world champion.

The match was heading for a draw before the Norwegian made a mistake on move 40 when he misplaced a dark knight in the closing seconds and resigned immediately on the next move as Praggnanandhaa emerged victorious.

The Indian drew with Harikrishna in the next round, beat Gawain Jones before losing to David Anton Guijarro to end the day. The victory took Praggnanandhaa to 12 points, while Carlsen was in second place behind China’s Wei Yi on day two of the $150,000 tournament. Praggnanandhaa currently shares fifth place with Ding Liren.

In February, Praggnanandhaa stunned Carlsen in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters online rapid chess tournament, becoming the third Indian to score a victory over the Norwegian superstar.

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Best Sports Games for Chrome OS of May 2022

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This list is about the best sports games for Chrome OS. We’ll do our best to make sure you understand this list of Best Sports Games for Chrome OS. I hope you like this list Best Sports Games for Chrome OS. So let’s start:

Table of Contents: Best Sports Games for Chrome OS

Sporting events are an exceptionally popular type for every stage of the game. For Chrome, there don’t seem to be many sporting events right now, but there are some pretty good ones. There are games from a lot of major games, but few of them are just terrible. For all the avid fans out there, I’ve been scouring the Chrome Web Store channels for sporting events that are definitely worth watching.

Since the release of Google Chrome, its app store is overflowing with content. Chrome has always had improvements, but apps are really a newer aid to Google’s program. With any app store, there will always be a ton of games and Chrome has plenty of them accessible like Angry Birds, Plants versus Zombies, and Poppit. so it makes sense that they are finally coming to the Chrome web store as well.

Here is the list of the best sports games for Chrome OS


It’s a pretty simple game from the guys at MiniClip. It is an arcade baseball game that features two modes. There is Bottom of the Ninth mode and Arcade mode. In Bottom of the Ninth, you are your team’s beater, and your team is behind by two points. You have one inning to score three points and win the game for your team. In arcade mode, you get ten throws to rack up as many points as possible.

There is a target on the field and you must try to hit the ball as close to the center of the target as possible. Hitting is simple and precise. When the thrower has finished throwing, the location of the throw appears on screen. You have a few seconds to hover your mouse over the ball and point in the direction and height where you want the ball to go. You don’t have much time to do all this, so you have to be quick.

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It’s more of a business simulator where you’ll build your team from scratch to see if you can take the top spot. This game offers simulation-like gameplay that requires strategy and planning. Keep in mind that this is the mobile version of the game, so it’s a bit stripped down compared to the console and PC versions.

This premium game usually sells for $10, although some in-app purchases are included. Luckily, these IAPs are only so high, where purchases exist primarily for convenience items. Since Football Manager Mobile is a single-player game, what you decide to spend won’t affect anyone else. More or less, it’s a game with deep mechanics, fair monetization, and enjoyable gameplay. Even better, it is well controlled on mobile.


One of the best mobile boxing games available today, Boxing Star is easy to pick up, packed with great features, and offers great gameplay. Using intuitive virtual and touch controls, you can dodge and defend against your opponent’s punches while dishing out your own straights, hooks and uppercuts. Stunning an opponent opens them up to a Frenzied Special Attack.

Winning matches in Story Mode will earn you in-game currency and new gear. You can customize your boxer’s physical appearance and all the “sparkles” that come with boxing stardom. You can choose which trip you’ll take, which team you’ll travel with, and even where you live.

FIFA Soccer

Sports games have struggled to keep up with other genres in terms of quality. You’ll find games with a bit of polish these days, but the bigger, deeper titles are usually free. Despite a relatively small selection, there are a few decent games in the sports genre.

We have tried to include as many one-time payment games as possible. You can also search Google Play yourself. Some games have great graphics. However, the free-to-play style makes the games hard to really enjoy. Anyway, let’s take a look at the best sports games for Android!

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You know how it works: the first rule of Punch Club is that no one talks about Punch Club. Pretty close, right? This enchanter allows you to train your very own MMA fighter, as well as manage his monotonous life outside the ring. There’s no real hands-on combat in Punch Club, but you’ll still feel fully engaged.

In a way, it’s similar to Football Manager, except it has very different graphics. Punch Club is a stunning pixelated creation, while leaning towards a clean and realistic approach. Although you don’t have too many hands-on fights, there are plenty of other things you can do.

pool stars

The mobile gaming market is no stranger to pool simulators. They were a staple in mobile gaming even before the first smartphones were released. Pool Stars is your classic pool simulator, but it has its advantages. The gameplay is simple as pool simulators go. You tap and hold the screen to adjust your shots and hope for the best.

There are in-game purchases, but they don’t really interfere with gameplay. You earn money by playing, but you can also spend real money there. Additionally, playing matches online costs tokens, and you can also buy them.

nba jam

NBA Jam is a classic game that has been enhanced by the developers and remains one of the finest and most fun sports games available on Google Play. With better graphics and rosters, this version of the ’90s arcade classic has all the fast-paced 2v2 action you remember.

You can play in four different modes, including local and online multiplayer. Touch controls are intuitive and responsive, making it easy to set up a perfect shot or execute three shots in a row.

3D Champs

It’s a football game that looks a lot like sports games of the past. It plays and looks very much like an NES football game. You use WASD or the d-pad to control your players on the pitch, and X or N to pass and C or M to shoot. The games are very fast, so it’s great if you only have a few minutes to kill.

It’s not an advanced soccer game, but if you want to get that old school feel and have fun playing soccer, I’d check this one out.


One of the best mobile boxing games available today, Boxing Star is easy to pick up, packed with great features, and offers great gameplay. Using intuitive virtual and touch controls, you can dodge and defend against your opponent’s punches while dishing out your own straights, hooks and uppercuts. Stunning an opponent opens them up to a Frenzied Special Attack.

Winning matches in Story Mode will earn you in-game currency and new gear. You can customize your boxer’s physical appearance and all the “sparkles” that come with boxing stardom. You can choose which trip you’ll take, which team you’ll travel with, and even where you live.

golf star

Golf Star is the best golf game on Android, with stunning graphics and simple controls. You can design your golfer and access career mode, where you can learn the ropes and hone their skills. Along with career mode, multiplayer modes like tournament mode and goodwill match mode allow you to compete against live opponents in one-on-one matches.

Purchasing coins and GP to purchase cosmetics, consumable goods to make gameplay easier, and VIP memberships to unlock better things each week are all microtransactions.

Final Words: Best Sports Games for Chrome OS

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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. 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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Mario Sports Games Coming to Nintendo Switch

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With the success of Mario sports games and the anticipation of Mario Strikers Battle League, more Mario Sports games may be coming to Switch.

With the upcoming release of Mario Strikers Battle Leaguemany wonder what others Super Mario sports games could come to Nintendo Switch next. Not including Mario KartMario has been in sports gaming since 1987. He and his friends have played countless sports on many Nintendo consoles, including a few for the Nintendo Switch already.

Although Mario didn’t get his name on a sports game until 1995. Mario Tennis on the Nintendo Virtual Boy he has been a playable character since 1987 NES Open Tournament Golf. Since then there has been mario games for golf, tennis, strikers, basketball and baseball. There was also mario games that feature multiple sports like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games and Mario Sports Mix.


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With the list of mario with sports games being as long as they already are, there are plenty of opportunities to add or remaster more mario sports games for the Nintendo Switch. Currently, Mario The Aces of Tennis, Mario Golf: Super Rush, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020and, coming in June, Mario Strikers Battle League are all available on Switch. Other older mario sports games are available on Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online Plus.

Mario Baseball & Basketball is coming to the Nintendo Switch

Super Mario Baseball Switch Game

Mario’s foray into America’s favorite pastime was Mario Superstar Baseball for the GameCube in 2005. In 2008, Mario returns to the diamond for Mario Super Punchers on the Nintendo Wii and in 2016 on the Wii U. With the success and growing popularity of motion controls on the Nintendo Switch, Mario Baseball would be a great addition to the current mario sports games available. Nintendo might even mix things up a bit like it did with Mario Golf: Super Rushcombat mode and add a different kind of gameplay.

Mario Hoops 3 on 3 was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It received average reviews and many complained about the lack of decent multiplayer options. With the Nintendo Switch and its advancements in online multiplayer as well as Joy-Con motion controls, it’s the perfect time for Mario to make a return to basketball.

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Mario Sports Mix was released in 2011 for Nintendo Wii and in 2016 for Wii U. Mario Sports Mixplayers can join the mario volleyball, hockey, dodgeball and basketball gang in the Mushroom Kingdom. People can play alone, in teams, or against each other, which is great for playing co-op Nintendo games with kids. Mario Sports Superstars was released in 2017 for the Nintendo DS and features soccer, baseball, tennis, golf, and horse racing.

Another mario game with multiple sports would be the perfect addition to the Nintendo Switch. Successful with games like Nintendo Switch Sportsbe able to play more mario sports games in an all-in-one package would definitely be a hit, especially if it contains games that currently aren’t offered on their own. With the Switch’s online and motion control capabilities, players could compete all over the world in different tournaments and games, just like they do in Mario Golf: Super Rush online multiplayer.

While Mario and his friends have already played a decent amount of sports, there’s always room to add more. A lovable cast of characters like those in the mario games could add a fun twist to many popular sports around the world, which could be their own solo games or multiple sports combined into one game. With the Nintendo Switch’s motion controls and online play capability, the possibilities are limitless.

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Tennis-Unbeatable Swiatek embraced the pressure, says Navratilova

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Iga Swiatek has embraced the pressure that comes with being world number one and will go to Roland Garros as a strong favorite to clinch a second major title, tennis great Martina Navratilova has claimed. After replacing Ash Barty at the top of the world rankings following the Australian’s surprise retirement in March, Swiatek has seemingly reveled in her status as the top women’s player.

The 20-year-old Pole won her first Grand Slam title on the red clay of Roland Garros in 2020 and arrived in Paris having won five consecutive titles, including four WTA 1000 events, and 28 consecutive matches. “You can’t be sexier than her right now,” 18-time Grand Slam winner Navratilova told the WTA. “She’s playing very well and she’s healthy – it’s a fantastic combination. She’s fresh and tough at the same time.

“She looks pretty unbeatable on any surface, especially on clay now. So we have an overwhelming favorite for the French women when it was wide open last year. “Obviously the pressure don’t bother her. She just kisses it. It’s great to see – when you’re the favorite and you keep winning.”

Australian Sam Stosur, who won the US Open in 2011 and reached the final at Roland Garros the year before, said Swiatek’s confidence was at an all-time high and she was currently the strongest in the world mentally . “If you win back-to-back titles, you feel amazing, that confidence grows,” Stosur told the Australian Open website.

“No matter what happens, you’re going to walk out on that pitch and think you’re going to win every game. And I think (the feeling) just builds and builds and builds.” small weakness, or any small doubt, fades each time she enters the field with another victory. I think it’s pretty tough to get past someone who’s been so dominant the last two months on tour…and win a lot of those games relatively comfortably.”

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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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UEFA ticketing policies in the spotlight for European finals

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Even Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has dealt a critical blow to UEFA, with ticket prices and ticket quotas again in dispute ahead of the next three European club competition finals.

UEFA decisions bring in millions of dollars in revenue that directly benefits clubs, but rarely satisfies anxious fans hoping to be at the game.

Only a small portion of Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers fans will be inside Sevilla’s stadium for the Europa League final on Wednesday. Only half of the 40,000 tickets were allocated to the important travel assistance of the two clubs.

Liverpool fans have a better offer for the Champions League final against Real Madrid at the Stade de France on May 28. UEFA gave each club around 20,000 of the 75,000 tickets available and funded discounts for thousands of euros to bring the cheapest price down to 60 euros ($63).

Still not good enough, say a group of official Liverpool supporters unhappy that this season UEFA are taking far more revenue from tickets to the Champions League final than when the same two teams met in 2018.

“They (UEFA) are not the saints of football, they never were,” Klopp said, adding he understood the fans’ position “100,000 per cent”. It was unclear whether supporter groups and Klopp – who later received a phone call from UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin – understood exactly where the money for tickets and corporate hospitality goes during the European finals, and who finally obtains the vast majority of them.

(Spoiler alert: The money is going to hundreds of clubs across Europe, securing prize money and solidarity payments from the 3.5 billion euro ($3.7 billion) pot of revenue. UEFA commercials from men’s club competitions).

THE FINALS Three intense matches over 11 days will close the men’s club season in Europe, with six passionately supported teams from six different UEFA member countries competing.

Liverpool against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers in the Europa League. Feyenoord against Roma in the first Europa Conference League.

Each club has a proud European past and most are overdue to write a new history. The downside for UEFA is that ticket supply cannot meet demand.

The Stade de France, in the northern suburbs of Paris, can accommodate 75,000 people during marquee football matches. That’s 10,000 more than originally planned – UEFA won the Saint Petersburg final when Russia invaded Ukraine.

Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers could each have sold the entire Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium in Sevilla, but fans have it worse for the Europa Conference final in Albania. The National Arena in Tirana is limited to 20,000 on May 25, and Feyenoord and Roma have each secured just 4,000 tickets.

The 40% club quota is low for a final, according to the Football Supporters Europe group, which works with UEFA on fan issues. The usual range is 52% to 58%.

Feyenoord expressed disappointment and warned fans against buying from unofficial sellers.

CHOOSE THE LOCATION? The UEFA Executive Committee chooses the stadiums for the finals at least a year in advance to ensure the cooperation of the host city and the necessary hotel rooms.

To stage a match just three weeks before the two finalists are known is “untenable”, Football Supporters Europe executive director Ronan Evain told The Associated Press.

UEFA are careful not to overestimate demand after some Europa League finals – including 2014 in Turin and 2015 in Warsaw, both involving Sevilla – ended up with thousands of empty seats.

That caveat was out of place for the third-tier Europa Conference League, which was expected to host few legendary clubs. North Macedonia has offered to host a stadium with more than 30,000 spectators in Skopje.

The Albanian Football Federation, like Azerbaijan for the 2019 Europa League final in Baku, was rewarded after investing in a new national stadium.

TICKET QUOTAS The 53% of tickets allocated to Liverpool and Real Madrid correspond to the recent Champions League finals. It’s also about 3,000 more than each for their 2018 final in Kyiv.

A bigger problem is the free sale of 12,000 tickets via the UEFA website in April before the end of the semi-finals. The 8,500 correspondents on general sale for the match in Tirana exceeded the club’s quotas.

“A lot of these end up on ticket resale platforms bought by fans of both clubs (at higher prices),” Evain said, adding that it was an unfair element of UEFA’s ticketing policy.

Klopp and Liverpool fans have been angered by the quota of sponsors who, Ceferin noted, pay “100 million euros or more” every season.

“It’s part of a contractual obligation that we have,” Ceferin said last week, defending deals with brands like FedEx, Mastercard and PlayStation.

Real Madrid are expected to receive around 125 million euros ($131 million) from UEFA this season and Liverpool are expected to receive a few million less. Europa League winners usually earn around 30-35 million euros ($31-37 million) from UEFA.

TICKET PRICES UEFA has frozen the cheapest tickets for the Champions League final at 70 euros ($74) until 2024, Evain said.

To reward fan loyalty during the pandemic, UEFA offered and paid for thousands of free tickets for each finalist. Liverpool and Real Madrid have preferred discounts in cheaper categories so that more ticket holders benefit.

“For us, it won’t make a big difference if all the tickets are 10 euros ($10.50), but it will make a big difference for the clubs,” Ceferin said.

Since 2018, the most expensive tickets have gone from 450 euros ($473) to 690 euros ($725) – money that mainly goes to clubs due to a well-drafted formula that UEFA negotiated with the club. European Club Association, of which Liverpool is a prominent member.

UEFA has consistently made concessions to the ECA since its launch in 2008 to fend off threats from a dissident Super League.

WHO IS PAID? Money from tickets and corporate hospitality from the three finals goes towards total revenue from broadcast and sponsorship deals across all UEFA men’s club competitions.

UEFA deducts the costs of organizing competitions and solidarity payments to European clubs that have not taken part in European competitions or that have been eliminated in the qualifying rounds.

There remains around €2.9 billion ($3 billion) in net revenue, split 93.5% between participating clubs and 6.5% to UEFA.

This money is expected to skyrocket again when the three men’s competitions add more teams and more games in 2024. Then the revenue from the final three will be proportionately less.

“We would encourage them,” Evain said, “to reduce ticket prices.”

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