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Tennis-Polish tennis chief resigns after abuse allegations

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The president of the Polish Tennis Association (PZT) resigned on Thursday, the governing body said in a statement, after being embroiled in a sex abuse scandal. In an interview with the Onet news site published on Monday, MP Katarzyna Kotula accused PZT leader Miroslaw Skrzypczynski of sexually assaulting her when he was a coach in the early 1990s.

The allegations came after another Onet play in which Skrzypczynski was accused of using physical and psychological violence against his family and the players he coached. Skrzypczynski denied the charges in a statement sent to Reuters on Wednesday and said he intended to prove his innocence in court.

“At the Polish Tennis Association Board meeting (…) Miroslaw Skrzypczynski tendered his resignation as Chairman of the Polish Tennis Association Board with immediate effect,” PZT said in a statement. “Miroslaw Skrzypczynski’s resignation has been accepted unanimously.”

The association said it would set up an independent commission made up of women to investigate the charges against Skrzypczynski. Skrzypczynski did not immediately respond to an emailed request for comment on Thursday.

The furor surrounding the allegations prompted world number one tennis player Iga Swiatek to post a message on Twitter on Tuesday urging victims facing any kind of abuse in life to seek help. Polish tennis star Hubert Hurkacz said on Twitter that he supports “all women and all victims of abuse”.

Skrzypczynski will be replaced as head of the PZT by former vice-president Dariusz Lukaszewski.

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Enhance sports fun with these arcade-style sports games – News

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Have you ever watched a sport and thought, “This game needs some great moves”? We get it, so we’ve put together a list of games where you can jump in and enjoy some power-ups, super moves, and some wild play. We hope you have fun (sometimes even with a ball!) in these arcade-style sports games.

On the verge of taking the winning shot of an international golf tournament, a freak accident takes you and imprisons you in golf purgatory. Play the devious courses of Golf Purgatory to return to the land of the living and, more importantly, to the trophy you were about to win.

In the latest iteration of the Wii Sports™ series, you can compete in soccer, volleyball, bowling, tennis, badminton, and chambara (which is a type of sword fighting). And, with the recent free update, Golf has also been added to the game! Family and friends can have fun on the same system* or online**.

Introducing a sport that is taking the Mushroom Kingdom by storm: Strike, a different kind of football that includes battles and unbridled mayhem! Be brave and try to score the most goals by attacking enemies, using items (may we suggest the banana?) and performing score-boosting moves.

Rocket League combines arcade-style soccer and vehicular mayhem with physics-based competition. Choose from a variety of top-flight vehicles and customize your car with tons of customization options. Complete challenges or check out the Item Shop to find cosmetics that match your style!

Unleash an arsenal of moves and strategies in all-out tennis battles with friends, family, and some of your favorite Mushroom Kingdom characters. Complete missions and battle bosses in Adventure Mode, then test your hard-earned skills in singles or doubles with up to four players in local* or online** multiplayer.

Flip and traverse the vibrant world of Radlandia in this skateboarding action platformer. Connect with colorful characters as you grind, cheat, and air your way to discover the mystical gods of skate in your quest for Gnarvana. But be on your toes – word is that Grizzly Rapids has a water-loving bear that loves to race.

In a world where dodgeball is life, join Otto at the academy and train to become the ultimate dodgeball champion. As you navigate a fully-fledged RPG story mode, you’ll forge friendships and create rivals, all in the name of developing the best dodgeball team.

The worlds of soccer and anime converge in Captain Tsubasa: Rise of New Champions. As Tsubasa Ozora, play through two story modes and perform an array of powerful offensive and defensive super moves to progress through the ranks of multiple soccer leagues.

Mayhem is part of the journey when you play with familiar characters from the Super Mario™ series. Race to victory in Speed ​​Golf and Battle Golf or go from beginner to pro in Golf Adventure. In Golf Adventure, you can sign up your Mii™ character for a golf practice at the famous Bonny Greens country club.

Take your bike for a thrilling ride through unspoiled mountain scenery. Make your way through thick forests, narrow paths and wild rivers. With a custom physics system, you can fall from one obstacle to another, jump over chasms or slide on muddy ground. Race, jump, slide and try not to crash!

Get back to the windjammin experience in Windjammers 2. Master different kicks, the jump, the smash and the powerful EX MOVE while enjoying the punchy soundtrack. With more characters, stages and awesome power-ups, throwing Frisbees at your opponents is still cool 25 years later!

*Additional accessories may be required for multiplayer mode. Sold separately.

**Any Nintendo Switch Online membership (sold separately) and Nintendo Account required for online features. Membership automatically renews after the initial term at the then-current price, unless cancelled. Not available in all countries. Internet access required for online features. Conditions apply.

Football-Ecuador’s Valencia nurses sprain ahead of Netherlands clash

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Ecuador captain and top scorer Enner Valencia is still suffering from a minor knee sprain ahead of his side’s Group A game with the Netherlands, from which the South Americans could advance to the second round to the second time only. The 33-year-old limped off after scoring twice in Ecuador’s opening win against Qatar, raising question marks over his availability against the Dutch on Friday.

“We took pictures yesterday. Nothing serious came to light. It was a slight sprain,” team doctor Camilo Chiquito told reporters in an update. “It’s up to him how the situation develops in the next few days in the gym and on the pitch.” Coach Gustavo Alfaro said he expected the veteran striker to play but fans are worried and the national team’s website showed a photo of Valencia with the caption: ‘Keep calm’ .

Goalkeeper Hernan Galindez said Ecuador were happy to control their own destiny after what turned out to be a comfortable 2-0 win over the tournament hosts. “We have the great possibility of not depending on anyone. After beating Qatar, we only depend on ourselves,” he told reporters at the same press conference in Qatar.

“We are focused on the job and understand that we have a very difficult game ahead on Friday, but we are confident that we can get a positive result.” The Netherlands, three-time World Cup finalists, also won their opener 2-0 against Senegal, putting them and Ecuador ahead with three points.

Ecuador are in their fourth World Cup, with their best performance to date a 16th-place finish in 2006. Galindez had warm words for his teammates, who fought their way to Qatar in the automatic fourth-place finish in the toughest qualifying group in the world.

He was particularly impressed with midfielder Moises Caicedo, who just turned 21 and is seen as a major emerging talent both in the Premier League and internationally. “When you watch him play, it looks like he’s been to four World Cups and he’s 35. He plays with so much composure and confidence,” he said of the playmaker. Ecuadorian.

“It’s not easy doing what he does. And he seems comfortable with the responsibility that comes with it.”

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Golf-Colsaerts named third vice-captain of Team Europe’s Ryder Cup

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European team captain Luke Donald on Tuesday named Belgian Nicolas Colsaerts as his third vice-captain for next year’s Ryder Cup at the Marco Simone Golf and Country Club in Rome. Denmark’s Thomas Bjorn, who led Europe to victory against the United States in the 2018 edition, and Italy’s Edoardo Molinari were named vice-captains in May.

“My first reaction when Luke asked me was pure joy,” Colsaerts, who played in the 2012 European team winner in Medina, told the Ryder Cup website. “Being vice-captain is a different role to being a player but, nevertheless, my mission in 2023 will be exactly the same as in 2012, which is to contribute to the team in any way possible,” added the 40. year.

The United States won the last Ryder Cup in Wisconsin last year. Europe have not lost a Ryder Cup at home since a 15-13 defeat at the Belfry in 1993. The 2023 Ryder Cup will be played from September 26 to October 1.

Former world number one Donald played with Colsaerts in the 2012 edition. “Nico gets along extremely well with all the guys here on the DP World Tour and he will be a great person to help keep an eye on things. here in Europe during times when I might be in the United States,” he said.

Donald was named captain in August, replacing Henrik Stenson who was let go before joining the LIV Golf Invitational Series.

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Sports News Roundup: Motor Racing – This is how F1 is, Hulkenberg says as Schumacher exits; Soccer-Messi feeling fit ahead of latest ‘special’ World Cup and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Motor racing – That’s how F1 is, says Hulkenberg as Schumacher exits

Germany’s Nico Hulkenberg showed little sympathy for Mick Schumacher on Monday after replacing his young compatriot at Formula 1 team Haas next season. Haas announced last week at the season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix that the 35-year-old Hulkenberg would return to replace the 23-year-old in the USA squad.

Soccer-Messi feels fit ahead of last ‘special’ World Cup

Argentina captain Lionel Messi has said he is physically ready for the World Cup in Qatar and it will be a special occasion as his side are one of the favorites in what will likely be their final appearance in the global tournament. “I feel very good physically, I think I’m in a great moment, both personally and physically and I don’t have any problems,” said Messi, who trained slightly away from his teammates on Saturday, during of a press conference on Monday. .

Football-half switch helps Wales snatch USA draw with late Bale penalty

Wales talisman Gareth Bale scored a late penalty as they rallied in the second half to secure a 1-1 draw with the United States in a thrilling World Cup Group B clash in a noisy Ahmad bin Ali Stadium on Monday. It was the proverbial two-half game as the USA entered the break with a deserved 1-0 advantage handed to them after a superb finish from Timothy Weah, the former player’s son World of the Year and current President of Liberia, George.

Backyard cricket game with ex-school teacher led to Maxwell’s bad break

Glenn Maxwell says a bit of backyard rowdiness with a former schoolteacher at a party in Melbourne led to the broken leg that wrecked the Australian all-rounder’s summer. The hard-hitting drummer suffered a broken tibula in his left leg during the incident and underwent surgery earlier this month to reset the bone. It can be shelved for up to three months.

FIFA World Cup-Seven captains drop OneLove armband following pressure from FIFA

The captains of England, Wales, Belgium, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Germany and Denmark will not wear “OneLove” armbands at the World Cup under pressure from FIFA, have indicated their associations in a joint press release on Monday. FIFA has threatened to issue yellow cards to any player wearing the multicolored armband which was introduced to support diversity and inclusion.

Football – “The best timing is my timing”, says Cristiano Ronaldo about his interview

Cristiano Ronaldo believes his explosive TV interview, in which the Manchester United striker said he had been betrayed by the club and was being sent off, was not a distraction in Portugal’s dressing room during the World Cup. The Portugal captain said he was not worried about the impact of his actions on the team, adding that he felt good about their chances of winning the World Cup.

Football-Dutch leg returns to World Cup with 2-0 win over Senegal

Three-time World Cup finalists the Netherlands returned to the biggest international stage after an eight-year absence, beating Senegal 2-0 in their Group A match on Monday with late goals from Cody Gakpo and the replacing Davy Klaassen. The Dutch, who failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, have now gone 16 games unbeaten since manager Louis van Gaal took over for the third time, making him the Dutch manager. the most successful with 38 wins, overtaking Dick Advocaat.

American football journalist says he was arrested at the World Cup for a rainbow jersey

A US journalist said he was briefly detained on Monday as he tried to enter a World Cup stadium in Qatar while wearing a rainbow shirt in support of the LGBTQ community in a country where homosexual relations are illegal. Grant Wahl, a former Sports Illustrated journalist who now has his own website, says World Cup security denied him entry to the United States opener against Wales at Ahmad Stadium Bin Ali to Al Rayyan and asked him to take off his shirt.

Football-Argentina is not obliged to win the World Cup, says Scaloni

Argentina are under no obligation to win the World Cup, coach Lionel Scaloni said ahead of their opener against Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, adding that simple details will decide who will become champions. Argentina have won the 2021 Copa America but despite always being one of the World Cup favourites, they haven’t lifted football’s most prized trophy in the past 36 years.

NBA Champion Golden State Warriors Sued Over FTX Collapse

The Golden State Warriors were sued Monday by an FTX client who accused the defending National Basketball Association champions of fraudulently promoting the now bankrupt cryptocurrency exchange. Elliott Lam, a Canadian citizen and resident of Hong Kong, filed his proposed class action lawsuit in San Francisco federal court on behalf of “thousands, if not millions” of people outside the United States who traded on the trading platform. FTX.

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Bmobile supports Kwai sports games 2022

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The company has donated beach umbrellas, soccer balls, shirts, water bottles and wristbands for the December event, which will take place in East Malaita.

Bmobile Solomon Islands is the first company to support the Kwai Beach Games 2022, during a brief handover ceremony at the company’s headquarters at the Grand Plaza Building, Town Ground in Honiara.

The company has donated beach umbrellas, soccer balls, shirts, water bottles and wristbands for the December event, which will take place in East Malaita.

According to the local organizing committee (LOC), Bmobile is the first to respond to a call for help launched earlier this month.

Wilton Varia, Bmobile’s National Marketing Director, said, “We are very happy to be the first responder to the call for help. We are also proud to sponsor a first rural sporting event outside of Honiara.

He added that Bmobile wishes the organizers and participants peaceful and enjoyable games in this festive season.

Speaking on behalf of the organisers, LOC manager Ronald Toito’ona said: “We are delighted to receive such overwhelming support from Bmobile Solomon Islands.

“The goods will be very useful for the event. It is also good to see Bmobile giving back to our community in the Gula’ala region of Malaita, which has a large number of customers there.

Launched in December 2019 with beach soccer as the main sport, this year’s event is expected to include beach volleyball, canoe races, as well as other side activities such as Christian choir and group competitions.

The objectives of the Kwai Beach Games are to; (a). Enable young people to develop their sporting skills, (b). Improve an avenue where young people can develop their teamwork and leadership potentials/skills, (c). Encourage youth participation within Ward 16 communities and the wider community, (d). Uniting youth and communities through sport to maintain peace and harmony in Solomon Islands societies.

The event is confirmed from December 26 to 31, 2022 and it will be a week of sporting and musical festivities.

Source: press release

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BCCI adopts the digitization of the payment interface

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In a major boost that will ensure the seamless transfer and dissemination of funds to players and state associations, the BCCI, under the leadership of Secretary Jay Shah, today announced the adoption and upgrade of a new digital interface. With this upgrade, players and state associations will now be guaranteed minimal paperwork and reduced time to process invoices.

Below are the following benefits of the BCCI Database Management System (ODMS): Invoices for players of all age groups (male and female) will be submitted monthly instead of completing the tournament. Under this, players can avail monthly payouts based on the number of matches played in a month.

Players can now issue invoices at their convenience at any location via the online portal. State associations will be able to approve and recommend to BCCI the release of fees to players digitally

State Associations will not be required to wait for all players to submit invoices for the tournament. Associations have the ability to approve player complaints on a regular basis. No manual intervention is assured, which will help mitigate errors, especially for payouts, including the Ranji Trophy, where there are differential match fee rates based on the number of matches played by individual players.

BCCI / State Associations / Players can track their invoice details online and payment status Accommodation and participation fees: State associations can issue their invoices through the online system and track the payment process on the electronic portal

Record keeping will be easier for state associations and BCCI, ensuring transparency at all levels. GIS/auditable documents can now be generated through the electronic portal.

The BCCI had previously sacked the national selection committee led by Chetan Sharma, inviting new applications. (ANI)

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Sports news roundup: Doping – WADA expects CAS decision on Valieva to ‘take some time’; Tennis-Rublev disagrees with Tsitsipas’ ‘few tools’ claim after ATP Finals win & more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Banka re-elected for a second three-year term as WADA President

Witold Banka was unanimously re-elected on Friday for a second three-year term as president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) at a meeting of the foundation board in Montreal. Speaking ahead of his re-election, Poland’s Banka said while there has been a lot of progress in his first term, there is still a lot to be done in the fight against doping.

Doping – WADA expects CAS decision on Valieva to ‘take time’

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Friday it would push sport’s highest court CAS to make a speedy decision on the doping case of Russian Olympic figure skater Kamila Valieva, but expects it “takes a while” to come to a conclusion. Valieva tested positive for the banned substance trimetazidine during the Russian national championships in December 2021, but the result was not announced until February 8, a day after helping her team win a gold medal at the Olympics in Beijing.

Tennis-Rublev disagrees with Tsitsipas’ ‘few tools’ claim after ATP Finals win

Andrey Rublev said he disagreed with Stefanos Tsitsipas’ assessment as a player with “few tools” after a win from behind over the Greek in Friday’s ATP Finals. Rublev fought back from a set down to beat world number three Tsitsipas 3-6 6-3 6-2 in the round robin phase of the season-ending championship.

Football-No sale of alcohol allowed at World Cup stadium venues in Qatar

Alcoholic beer will not be sold at World Cup stadiums in Qatar, world football governing body FIFA announced on Friday. The announcement comes two days before the World Cup kicks off on Sunday, the first to be held in a conservative Muslim country with strict controls on alcohol, the consumption of which is banned in public.

Basketball-US lose top spot in FIBA ​​Rankings after 12 years as Spain take over

The United States men’s basketball team has been knocked out of the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) world rankings for the first time in more than 12 years, with Spain taking over. Spain, who have enjoyed success in recent years, including winning the FIBA ​​Basketball World Cup 2019 and FIBA ​​EuroBasket 2022, top the November standings ahead of the United States.

Tennis-Rublev returns to beat Tsitsipas and reach last four of ATP Finals

Andrey Rublev produced a stunning victory from behind to beat Stefanos Tsitsipas 3-6 6-3 6-2 and reach the last four in the ATP Finals, while Novak Djokovic remained unbeaten in the round-robin phase with a victory on Daniil Medvedev on Friday. Tsitsipas came out firing to dominate the first set, bounding a shallow ball from Rublev to crush a forehand winner for the early break and a 3-1 lead as the Russian’s fiery temper began to boil over.

Horse racing – Court of Appeal declares horse racing safety law unconstitutional

A law aimed at making horse racing safer by creating and enforcing national rules governing the use of drugs and the treatment of animals is “fascinatingly unconstitutional,” a Louisiana federal appeals court ruled Friday. The Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority (HISA) was created by Congress in 2020 to replace the patchwork of state-by-state regulations following a series of high-profile doping scandals and horse deaths that rocked the industry .

Tennis-Djokovic says he struggled physically against Medvedev

Novak Djokovic said beating Russian Daniil Medvedev in the round robin stage of the ATP Finals on Friday was a tough physical battle that cost him dearly. Djokovic remained unbeaten in the red group beating Medvedev 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(2) in a grueling clash at the Pala Alpitour in Turin to take the lead.

Soccer-Qatar’s moment of truth has arrived

The moment of truth for Qatar’s ability to stage the World Cup after years of failed openings and criticism over labor rights and strict laws has come. Difficulties began to escalate as early as December 2010 when it was announced that Qatar would host the final amid a storm of international criticism.

Tennis-Medvedev seeks to put a “catastrophic” end to the season behind him

Daniil Medvedev’s 2022 season came to an inauspicious end on Friday with a crushing defeat at the hands of Novak Djokovic in the ATP Finals, but he has vowed to bounce back next year. For the second game in a row, the Russian squandered a lead late in the third set, losing 6-3 6-7(5) 7-6(2) to the Serbian to finish winless in his three phase matches of groups at the prestigious end of the year. championships in Turin.

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Football-Brazil Ze Roberto defends the appeal of Alves by Tite

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Former Brazilian midfielder Ze Roberto said criticism of Dani Alves’ call-up for the World Cup in Qatar was due to a cultural taboo on veterans that was still present in Brazilian football, which he said. lived in his last final in 2006. Brazil coach Tite drew criticism from local media after calling out Alves, 39, who last played in September and recently recovered from a knee injury .

“This age issue is cultural. I experienced it firsthand when I returned to Brazil after the 2006 World Cup,” Ze Roberto told Brazilian site UOL. “It’s hard to change that mentality, because it’s part of the culture of the Brazilian fans, of the press.

“In my case, I had to face a taboo. From what I see, this taboo has not yet been broken, it still exists today.” Ze Roberto traveled to the 2006 World Cup in Germany aged 32 after returning to Brazil after a long career in Europe, which also drew criticism in his home country.

The 48-year-old added that Alves’ experience will be of great value to a side who are among the favorites to lift the trophy in Qatar. “Daniel Alves’ experience is crucial for the group. New players have emerged who are excelling in Europe but will play their first World Cup,” said Ze Roberto.

“You need experienced players to support you. He was called up because of the great results he has had in his career and because he can still add to the World Cup, both playing and away. .” Brazil will begin their campaign for a record sixth World Cup title on Thursday against Serbia. They also face Switzerland and Cameroon in Group G.

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PREVIEW-Soccer-Qatar has come the moment of truth

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The moment of truth for Qatar’s ability to stage the World Cup after years of failed openings and criticism over labor rights and strict laws has come.

Difficulties began to escalate as early as December 2010 when it was announced that Qatar would host the final amid a storm of international criticism. “For me it’s clear: Qatar is a mistake; a bad choice,” Sepp Blatter, the former president of world football’s governing body FIFA, said last week.

Always held during the closed season of the majority of leagues, it was difficult to maintain such a schedule with temperatures reaching over 45 degrees Celsius in the scorching Qatar summers. Two studies conducted by FIFA in 2014 and 2015 were enough to conclude that it would be impossible to hold the tournament in June-July, prompting to move it to November and December.

The construction of the new stadiums has been the scene of much labor rights controversy, with media reporting that thousands of foreign workers have lost their lives or been abused in the process. Qatar responded by changing its labor laws to contain the global dismay.

Additionally, Qatar’s strict Islamic laws against LGBT rights or alcohol consumption have come under a new firestorm of criticism. Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, the emir of Qatar, told the UN General Assembly last September that his government was ready to welcome everyone without discrimination.

Qatari Olympic high jump champion Mutaz Barshim, World Cup ambassador, said the tournament was an opportunity to unite people. “The World Cup will have a positive impact on our society by showcasing our culture to the world and helping people to build friendships and network. This is a golden opportunity to change negative perceptions about the region and to create new and meaningful connections,” he said in a statement. interview with the Qatar 2022 website on Wednesday.

Qatar will be the first team since Italy in the second World Cup in 1934 to enter the final for the first time as hosts without first qualifying for the tournament. In order to avoid a fate similar to that of Switzerland, Chile and South Africa, who all hosted but eliminated the group stage finals in 1954, 1962 and 2010, the Qatar team followed a thorough tournament preparation process.

It started with the appointment of Spain coach Felix Sanchez in 2017, whose knowledge of the region helped him guide Qatar to the 2019 Asian Cup title, winning every match in the process. Sanchez’s men raised eyebrows with a number of notable performances, including a 3-1 loss to Japan in the final.

The team continued their preparation by rubbing shoulders with the best in South America with participation in the 2019 Copa America. Nevertheless, the experience proved to be a bit too much for the team who finished bottom of their group after defeats against Colombia and Argentina and a draw against Paraguay.

Qatar, similarly and by special request, took part in the CONCACAF Gold Cup last year, where they improved by taking the lead in their group and beating El Salvador in the quarter-finals before lose 1-0 to the United States in the semi-finals. The team will be under pressure from the fans to achieve the desired results at home, especially after the decision of the Qatar Federation not to allow their players to play for their national clubs since the start of the current season in order to devote to the preparations for the match. finals. (Editing by Christian Radnedge)

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GrabOn’s CFL by Hostinger ends on a high note

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GrabOn, the leading coupon company in India, has successfully completed its 9th edition of Cricket Fantasy League. This year’s event saw record attendance, compared to the past eight seasons, and saw a massive increase in attendance. The 33-day event started on October 16, 2022 and ended on November 13, 2022, concurrently with the T20 Cricket World Cup. According to a company press release, engagement was up 37% and attendance was up significantly this year compared to previous years. This season, Book Cricket was the most played game of the three, followed by Power Predictor and Whack-A-Ball. Thousands of prizes and awards worth Rs. 50 lakh were handed out to all the winners. GrabOn CFL If you are unfamiliar with this well-known spectacular online game, it is entertaining and addictive. Every year, GrabOn presents two to three exciting games at major cricket events like the World Cup and Indian Premier League, giving players a platform to participate and try their luck at winning easy-to-play games. The first prize winner then receives points, which can be redeemed for gifts, rewards, etc. Each winner receives mouth-watering freebies split by day and week, while the site’s mega-lucky winners can win some of the best prizes from the world’s top brands. We’ve been lucky enough to bring in some of the best sponsors this season and are delighted to have produced one of the best campaigns to date. The Ninth Cricket Fantasy League featured Hostinger as the title sponsor, and many other brands joined as giveaway and awareness sponsors. AbhiBus, Continental Coffee, DailyObjects, Deconstruct, Etchcraft Emporium, Gourmet Craft, LujoBox, MyGlamm, Organic Harvest, Protouch, Puma, Scooboo, St. Botanica, The Mom’s Co, Ugaoo, Zoomin, The Sleep Company, Unstop and Xploree are a few brands we have been associated with this season. “Cricket Fantasy League is one of our flagship properties which has always grown by leaps and bounds since the launch of the first edition,” said Ashok Reddy, Founder and CEO of GrabOn, of the success. We didn’t see any of the seasons take a hit, but we set new records year after year. Everything has been significant, whether it’s an increase in participation, engagement, the integration of new sponsors or the fulfillment of our promises. “The 9th edition of the Cricket Fantasy League has received an overwhelming response, and the enthusiasm and passion of the users is a testament to their love and madness for cricket. We are delighted to be one of such platforms to organize such events and spread joy by giving,” says Ashok Reddy. In order to attract new users and help thousands of sponsors build up a loyal customer base, GrabOn has run the best of these contests over the years, including the Cricket Fantasy League and other festive themed campaigns. As 2023 approaches, the company is excited to roll out more fun and engaging campaigns, ending with the Christmas Carnival.

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Motor racing – Red Bull’s Perez scourges Monaco crash speculation

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Sergio Perez has denied deliberately crashing his Red Bull during qualifying for the Monaco Grand Prix in May after media speculation the race sparked a team controversy in Brazil last weekend.

Two-time Formula 1 world champion Max Verstappen refused to give Perez a place back at Interlagos, despite being told by the team, and said his actions stemmed from “something that happened in the past “. Dutch media reported it was revenge for Perez crashing deliberately in Monaco, where overtaking is extremely difficult. The Mexican lined up third and ahead of Verstappen on the grid and took the win.

Perez, who is battling for second place in a championship already won by Verstappen, told reporters before the end of the Abu Dhabi season that Monaco had not been discussed in clear talks after Brazil. “Everyone makes mistakes in Monaco, and in general in qualifying – it’s not like it was done on purpose,” said the 32-year-old.

“That rumor is false,” he added, when asked about speculation he had admitted to the team for crashing on purpose. The events in Brazil sparked a backlash against Verstappen, who said he and his family had suffered online threats and abuse.

Verstappen said he was ready to help Perez if needed this weekend. Perez, who enjoyed a harmonious relationship with Verstappen and helped him on several occasions, said he and the 25-year-old are adults and will leave Brazil.

He said the reasons for Verstappen’s refusal to make way for him had not been clarified. “Whether it’s Monaco or something else, it’s up to him to tell you, I don’t know how long he’s been there,” said the Mexican. “We haven’t discussed it.

“We discussed what happened in Brazil and we went through all the scenarios, all the mistakes we made as a team, not having prepared enough for the race, etc.

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Djokovic to get visa to play Australian Open

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Novak Djokovic is set to get a visa to play at the Australian Open next year despite his high-profile expulsion in January.

The Australian Broadcasting Corp. said on Tuesday that she had confirmed newspaper reports that the immigration minister had overturned a potential three-year debarment period for Djokovic.

The Australian Border Force has previously said an exclusion period can be waived in certain circumstances – and each case will be assessed on its merits.

Immigration Minister Andrew Giles’ office declined to comment for confidentiality reasons, meaning any announcement about Djokovic’s visa status would have to come from the 35-year-old Serbian tennis star.

The 21-time Grand Slam singles champion was barred from defending his Australian Open title this year after a tumultuous 10-day legal saga over his COVID-19 vaccination status that resulted in the dismissal of his visa on the eve of the tournament.

Djokovic arrived at Melbourne airport as the world’s top-ranked tennis player on a visa he had obtained online and what he believed to be a valid medical exemption from the country’s strict laws for non-travellers. vaccinated, as it has been approved by Tennis Australia and the state government of Victoria, which hosts the tournament.

Confusion reigned, generating global headlines. It turned out that this medical exemption allowed him to enter the tournament, which required all players, fans and officials to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, but not necessarily to enter the country. He was rejected by the Australian Border Force.

Alex Hawke, Australia’s immigration minister at the time, used discretionary powers to cancel Djokovic’s visa on character grounds, saying he was a “talisman of an anti-vaccine sentiment community”. Australia changed governments and modified its border rules this year and, as of July 6, inbound travelers no longer have to provide proof of a COVID-19 vaccination. This removed the main barrier to entry for Djokovic.

This allowed him to ask new Immigration Minister Andrew Giles to reconsider his visa status. In his favour, Djokovic left Australia soon after his visa was revoked and did not publicly criticize the Australian authorities.

As the Home Office website explains, applicants in Djokovic’s situation must explain in writing to the Australian border authorities why the exclusion period should be waived – “you must show us that there are circumstances compassionate or compelling to overturn your re-entry ban and grant you the visa.” Djokovic said at the ATP Finals in Italy on Monday that his lawyers were contacting the Australian government regarding his participation in the Australian Open from January 16-29.

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Budweiser stalls to be less prominent in World Cup stadiums

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Budweiser beer stands at all eight World Cup stadiums are being moved to less prominent locations days before games start, Qatari organizers have said.

It is the latest late change in World Cup planning which began more than a decade ago in the predominantly Muslim emirate where alcohol sales are tightly regulated.

When launching their landmark bid in 2009, Qatar agreed to abide by FIFA’s commercial partnerships, including the long-standing Budweiser deal that was renewed 11 years ago with brewer AB InBev until the tournament. of 2022.

World Cup organizers finally confirmed a beer sales policy in September covering stadiums and official FIFA-licensed fan sites.

On Saturday, just eight days before the first games, the deal was changed to give Budweiser-branded sales tents less visibility to serve beer with liquor inside the stadium perimeters.

“AB InBev was notified on November 12 and is working with FIFA to relocate concession outlets to locations as directed,” the Belgium-based company, which includes Anheuser-Busch, said in a statement on Monday. “We are working with FIFA to provide the best possible experience for fans.” In Qatar, World Cup organizers said “operational plans are being finalized”. “These plans include venue management teams improving layering requirements for all competition venues,” the Supreme Committee for Delivery and Legacy said, referring to decorating sporting events with temporary branding. and facilities for officials.

“It has a direct impact on the location of certain fan zones,” said the organizers, who declined to answer a question about who made the decision.

Four years ago in Russia, a Budweiser beer stand occupied one of the most important positions for sponsors outside Moscow’s Luzhniki Stadium, which hosted the opening match and final. Red tents for Budweiser and Coca-Cola – two of FIFA’s oldest sponsors since the 1980s and 1970s, respectively – were placed next to the statue of Lenin which towered over fans approaching the stadium. main entrance to the stadium. FIFA does not publish the value of individual World Cup commercial deals, but a second-tier sponsorship such as Budweiser is worth tens of millions of dollars.

The compromise on beer sales in Qatar was only announced in September and allowed beer to be served with alcohol before and after matches within the stadium perimeter. Only non-alcoholic Bud Zero may be served during matches and in the stadium bowl.

Champagne, wines and spirits as well as beer will be served in the stadium’s restaurants and lounges for corporate hospitality customers. Fans staying in most of the high-end hotels and three cruise ships hired by the organizers as floating hotels for the tournament can also purchase a range of alcoholic beverages.

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Achanta Sharath Kamal will receive the “Khel Ratna” award

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Table tennis legend and Commonwealth Games medalist Achanta Sharath Kamal has been awarded the Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna 2022 award, the country’s highest honor in sport, the Ministry of Youth and Sports announced on Monday. According to a press release from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, the National Sports Awards 2022 have been announced. The winners will receive their awards from the President of India at a specially organized ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 30 November 2022 (Wednesday) at 4:00 p.m.

Based on the recommendations of the Committee and after careful consideration, the government has decided to award prizes to the following athletes, coaches and entities: *Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Prize 2022

-Sharath Kamal Achanta (Table Tennis) *Arjuna Award for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games 2022

-Seema Punia (Athletics), Eldhose Paul (Athletics), Avinash Mukund Sable (Athletics), Lakshya Sen (Badminton), Prannoy HS (Badminton), Amit (Boxing), Nikhat Zareen (Boxing), Bhakti Pradip Kulkarni (Chess), R Praggnanandhaa (Chess), Deep Grace Ekka (Hockey), Shushila Devi (Judo), Sakshi Kumari (Kabaddi), Nayan Moni Saikia (Bol), Sagar Kailas Ovhalkar (Mallakhamb), Elavenil Valarivan (Shooting), Omprakash Mitharval (Shooting) , Sreeja Akula (table tennis), Vikas Thakur (weightlifting), Anshu (wrestling), Sarita (wrestling), Parveen (wushu), Manasi Girishchandra Joshi (para badminton), Tarun Dhillon (para badminton), Swapnil Sanjay Patil (para Swimming), Jerlin Anika J (Badminton deaf). *Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games 2022

A). Regular category – Jiwanjot Singh Teja (archery), Mohammad Ali Qamar (boxing), Suma Siddharth Shirur (para shooting), Sujeet Maan (wrestling).

B). Lifetime Category – Dinesh Jawahar Lad (Cricket), Bimal Prafulla Ghosh (Football), Raj Singh (Wrestling)

*Dhyan Chand Lifetime Achievement Award in Sports and Games 2022 -Ashwini Akkunji C (athletics), Dharamvir Singh (hockey), BC Suresh (Kabaddi), Nir Bahadur Gurung (para-athletics)

*Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2022 -Identification and training of budding young talents (TransStadia Enterprises Private Limited), encouragement of sports through corporate social responsibility (Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology), Sports for development (Ladakh Ski & Snowboard Association)

*Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) Trophy 2022: -Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar

The National Sports Awards are presented annually to recognize and reward excellence in sport. The “Major Dhyan Chand Khel Ratna Award” is given for the spectacular and most outstanding performance in the field of sports by a sportsman in the previous four years.

The “Arjuna Award for Outstanding Performance in Sports and Games” is given for good performance in the previous four years and for displaying qualities of leadership, sportsmanship and sense of discipline. The “Dronacharya Award for Outstanding Coaches in Sports and Games” is given to coaches for doing outstanding and meritorious work consistently and for enabling sportspeople to excel in international events.

The “Dhyan Chand Award for Lifetime Achievement in Sports and Games” is given to sportsmen who have contributed to sports through their performances and who continue to contribute to the promotion of the sporting event after their retirement. ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’ is awarded to corporate bodies (both in the private and public sector), sports control boards, NGOs, including sports bodies at state and national level, who have played a visible role in the promotion and development of sport.

The most successful university in the inter-university tournaments receives the Maulana Abul Kalam Azad (MAKA) trophy. This year, for the first time, applications were invited online only and athletes/coaches/entities were allowed to apply themselves via a dedicated portal. A large number of nominations were received for these awards this year, which were reviewed by the Selection Committee headed by Judge AM Khanwilkar, Retd. Judge, Supreme Court of India and made up of members of eminent sports people, people with experience in sports journalism and sports administrators. (ANI)

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Sports News Roundup: Suspended Nets goaltender Irving to miss sixth straight game; Breakdancing stays true to its roots but prepares for the Paris Olympic stage and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Football-Portugal can count on Ronaldo in Qatar, says Silva

Cristiano Ronaldo retains the support of his Portugal teammates despite his recent troubles, midfielder Bernardo Silva has said as the team prepare for their eighth World Cup in Qatar. “The reality is that when you have a player like Cristiano it’s natural that sometimes you play for him because he can win you the game in the last minutes,” Silva told the FIFA website.

Rugby World Cup winner Demant calls for more support for Black Ferns

New Zealand captain and Women’s Rugby World Cup winner Ruahei Demant has praised the support her Black Ferns side have received to win the title, but called for more support to help develop the sport further . The tournament hosts handed the English favorites a 34-31 defeat in the final at Auckland’s Eden Park on Saturday in front of a record crowd of 42,579 to successfully defend their title.

Soccer-Leicester beat West Ham 2-0 after Maddison injury scare

Leicester City beat West Ham United 2-0 with goals from James Maddison and Harvey Barnes on Saturday to complete a hat-trick of Premier League away wins, although Maddison gave England fans a brief scare when he left get treatment. Leicester, who have lost their first five away games this season, needed just eight minutes to take the lead when a counter-attacking move ended with an unmarked Maddison firing his shot in the roof of the net at the far post.

NBA-Suspended Nets guard Irving will miss sixth straight game, report says

Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving’s team-imposed minimum five-game suspension for promoting an anti-Semitic documentary will extend to a sixth game, according to a report from ESPN on Saturday. The Nets’ game Saturday against the Los Angeles Clippers marked the fifth contest of the suspension imposed on Irving, but head coach Jacque Vaughn said in the report that he would not be reinstated for Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles. Angeles Lakers.

Breakdance stays true to its roots but prepares for the Paris Olympic stage

Breakdancing is set to embrace the Olympic spotlight with its Games debut less than two years away, as the mainstay of hip-hop culture returned to its roots in New York this weekend. Dutchman India Sardjoe and American Victor Montalvo were crowned champions of the Red Bull BC One World Finals on Saturday during a celebration of the break – as the participants prefer to call it – at his New York home, as competitors focus on Olympic qualifying. in 2023.

Football-Nunez and Firmino on target as Liverpool prove too strong for Saints

Liverpool’s South American strikers Darwin Nunez and Roberto Firmino propelled the side to a 3-1 victory at home to Southampton in the Premier League on Saturday in their last game before the season’s World Cup break. The win lifted Liverpool to sixth in the league table with 22 points after 14 games, although Brighton & Hove Albion could climb above them when they take on Aston Villa on Sunday. Southampton are 19th with 12 points after 15 games.

Honorary Brazilian Motor Racing Hamilton has the Interlagos crowd behind him

Sao Paulo’s Interlagos circuit has become a stronghold for fans of seven-time Formula 1 world champion Lewis Hamilton, and honorary Brazilian citizenship has made him a “local” hero. The 37-year-old Briton received the honor from the lower house of parliament this month as members of Congress highlighted his deep connection to the country where he won his first title in 2008.

Tennis-Australia knocks out Great Britain to stage BJK Cup final clash with Switzerland

Australia edged Great Britain 2-1 in the semi-final of the Billie Jean King Cup final on Saturday to advance to the final where they will seek to win their first title since 1974 when they face Switzerland. Storm Sanders was Australia’s hero after winning the opening singles match before returning for the deciding doubles match alongside 38-year-old Samantha Stosur.

Mixed Martial Arts-Pereira stuns Adesanya to claim UFC middleweight crown

Brazilian Alex Pereira pulled off a stunning comeback to knock out Israel Adesanya in the fifth round to win the UFC middleweight title and Zhang Weili choked out Carla Esparza to regain the strawweight belt at UFC 281 at Madison Square Garden .

Late on the judges’ scorecards and out of breath, Pereira unleashed an astonishing combination of punches in the final round to dethrone Adesanya, who had held the title for 3½ years, in his eighth professional MMA fight only. .

Davies, injured in soccer, named to Canada’s World Cup squad

Canada named Bayern Munich’s Alphonso Davies to their World Cup squad on Sunday, dispelling any doubts whether the injured full-back would be fit for the tournament in Qatar after picking up the injury. Davies, who plays as a striker for Canada, has missed the German side’s last two Bundesliga games after suffering a hamstring injury earlier this month as the 22-year-old tore a fiber muscle in the back of the right thigh.

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Irfan Pathan Gives Appropriate Response to Pakistani Prime Minister

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Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan gave a fitting response to Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s tweet after India’s 10-wicket loss to England in the T20 World Cup semi-final 2022. Irfan Pathan responded to Pakistani Prime Minister’s tweet and suggested that there is a huge difference between the two countries. He added that if India is happy and satisfied with her happiness; Pakistan derives its happiness from the suffering of others, and that is why the Pakistani Prime Minister does not focus on improving his own country.

“Aap mein ou hum mein fark yehi hai. Hum apni khushi se khush ou aap dusre ke taklif se. Is liye khud ke mulk ko behtar karne pe dhyan nahi hai,” the World Cup winner replied. A tweet from Pakistani Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif caught the attention of the microblogging site after England’s victory over India.

“So this Sunday is: 152/0 vs 170/0 #T20WorldCup,” the Pakistani Prime Minister tweeted on November 10 after the final roster for the T20 World Cup was confirmed. As India suffered a crushing 10-wicket loss to England on November 10, Pakistan managed to oust New Zealand in the first semi-final.

The win secured them a spot in the ICC T20 World Cup Final as India crashed out after their defeat. In the ongoing clash at the pinnacle of the T20 World Cup, England take on Pakistan on Sunday and both teams will be eager to claim their second title.

England take on Pakistan in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Final at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) in Melbourne. The Three Lions first won their T20 WC in 2010 beating Ashes rivals Australia in the final by 7 wickets in the West Indies, while Pakistan won their maiden title in 2009 beating Sri Lanka by 8 wickets in England. (ANI)

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Football-Portugal can count on Ronaldo in Qatar, says Silva

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Cristiano Ronaldo retains the support of his Portugal teammates despite his recent troubles, midfielder Bernardo Silva has said as the team prepare for their eighth World Cup in Qatar. “The reality is that when you have a player like Cristiano it’s natural that sometimes you play for him because he can win you the game in the last minutes,” Silva told the FIFA website.

Ronaldo is the top scorer in the history of men’s international football, with 117 goals in 191 games, but his goalscoring form has been dropping lately. He has scored in just one of Portugal’s 10 games in the past year, netting a brace against Switzerland in the Nations League in June, and only three times this season for his club Manchester United where he struggled to get into the starting lineup. .

But Silva, who plays for English champions Manchester City and will be at his second World Cup, said Ronaldo remains central to Portugal’s ambitions. “When you have these kinds of players on your side you have to take advantage of them, although I agree that you cannot become too dependent on them because it can disrupt the dynamics of the team,” he said. . “But, if we are successful, having Cristiano in our squad will be a powerful weapon.”

Portugal have never won the World Cup, with third place in 1966 being their best performance. “Of course I’m thinking about it. It’s every child’s dream. Winning the World Cup, football’s biggest competition, is obviously a dream we all share, but we’ll take it one game at a time. because I think that’s the best way to win any championship, whether it’s for your club or your country,” Silva said.

“Our goal is to be champions but we have to take it slow, game by game. The focus is on our next training, the game, recovery, training again, the next game and so on. Like that, we’ll get there.” Portugal will open their campaign in Qatar on November 24 against Ghana in Group H, which also includes South Korea and Uruguay.

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Buttler picks SKY as Player of the Tournament

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England captain Jos Buttler picked Indian striker Suryakumar Yadav as the player of the tournament for the T20 World Cup on Saturday.

Buttler opted to go with Suryakumar, who made a huge impact for India in the centerpiece with his consistency coupled with a high strike rate.

Suryakumar is the tournament’s third top scorer with 239 points with a tournament-best 189.68 completion rate.

Nine players have been shortlisted for the ICC Player of the Tournament award, with those from England and Pakistan dominating the list.

There are three players from England, two from Pakistan and two from India and one from Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe. “I think Suryakumar Yadav for me was someone who played with extreme freedom. He was incredibly eye-catching to watch in such a star-studded line-up. To stand out like he did is incredible,’ Buttler said ahead of his team’s top clash against Pakistan here on Sunday.

Virat Kohli is the other Indian to make the list for his magnificent form in the tournament.

Kohli leads the points standings for India ahead of Suryakumar with 296 points in six games with a staggering average of 98.66 and a strike rate of 136.40. He also hit four half-centuries in the tournament. Buttler, however, highlighted two England players who stood out in the tournament and didn’t forget to mention that they had another opportunity to be strong contenders for the prize.

“Of course there are a couple of our guys on that sheet too – Sam Curran and Alex Hales. If they put in a great performance in the final, they can be the player of the tournament for me,” he said. he stated on the tournament’s official website,

Pakistani captain Babar Azam was different from Buttler and picked Shadab Khan, whose all-around contributions were instrumental in his side’s late push into the tournament.

“I think it should be Shadab Khan for the way he plays,” Babar said.

”While his bowling has been exceptional, his batting has also improved a lot. His dominant performances over the past three games along with his outstanding roster make him a prime candidate for player of the tournament. ”

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Cricket – India ‘Clueless’ hammered at home after World Cup ‘humiliation’

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Local media, fans and former cricketers didn’t hold back after India were kicked out of the Twenty20 World Cup on Thursday, with Rohit Sharma’s side labeled ‘no clue’ and ‘out of it’. their reach” after the 10-wicket loss to England. England fly-half Alex Hales (86) and skipper Jos Buttler (80) chased 169 for the win with four overs to spare, extending India’s hunt for a second title to add to their inaugural World Cup victory world T20 in 2007.

“India have no idea the ball. Hales and Buttler are too good for this Indian attack,” former fly-half Virender Sehwag wrote on Twitter. The Times of India newspaper said the defeat would not be easily forgotten. “This humiliation will last for years,” he added. An editorial from the Indian Express website was headlined, “Why old school Team India is outdated in the modern game.”

Fans of the Indian team reacted in dismay, with Anand Mahindra, chairman of Indian conglomerate Mahindra Group, tweeting that the “way of losing” hurts more than defeat. “I decided to watch cricket after forever. I regret this decision,” said Twitter user Pawan Khera, a member of the Indian Congress party.

Writing in his column for the Daily Telegraph, former England skipper Michael Vaughan said India’s limited overtaking record was poor. “India are the worst performing white ball team in history,” former England skipper Michael Vaughan wrote in his column for the Daily Telegraph.

“Every player in the world who goes to the Indian Premier League says how it improves their game, but what have India ever delivered?” Former England limited overs captain Eoin Morgan told Sky Sports the match looked like “a big boxing fight but at two different weight classes”, while Nasser Hussain said India were “a lot too shy” in his Daily Mail column.

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Hey Poor Player Holiday Buyers Guide 2022 – Sports Games

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Is it already this time again? As the holiday season approaches, we know many of you are looking for gifts for all the gamers in your life, and maybe also things you’d like to treat yourself. If you don’t know what to buy, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. From November 3rd to November 18e, we’ll bring you guides to satisfy every type of player every day of the week. Buckle up and say goodbye to your wallet.

Sports games have a bad reputation for being the same thing every year, but while that might be a problem for annual releases, even among these games you’ll find plenty of interesting innovations, and these are just that. a small part of the sports genre. Here we have five sports games that managed to stand out in 2022.

Cursed at golf


Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Our opinion

Cursed at golf is, in some ways, a traditional game of golf. It has all the counters and scoreboards that players can shake a stick at. In other ways, however, it’s quite different, with one storyline, minimal club options, and it mixes roguelite and map elements to provide a dose of variety. It’s a game that can be super challenging, but at the same time very inviting with great designs and tight controls. If you’re looking for a game that sticks to the sport itself, we’ve got another entry on this list for you, but if you want something a little more creative, check out Cursed at golf.

Mario Strikers: Battle League


Platforms: Switch

Fans have spent fifteen years asking for a new Mario Strikers game, so why does it feel like when they got it, the game was forgotten after just a few months? Well, it probably doesn’t help that there isn’t a ton of single-player content here, which means it’s mostly for gamers who want to play online or have a group of friends who like just Mario Strikers like they are. If that’s you, however, the gameplay here is tighter than ever, with tons of new characters and exciting new mechanics, and Nintendo has continued to release free updates throughout the year to try and keep it up. breathe new life into the game. Most of this will only matter if you plan to play with others, but a few games this year are more fun with a group.

OlliOlli World


Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch, PC

Our opinion

OlliOlli is back with a ton of new levels, an all-new graphical style, and somewhat simplified controls that make it much more accessible to new players while still providing plenty of challenges for those who have forged themselves in the fires of previous games. It’s a bit short, but if you’ve already watched the main game, you can look in the VOID Jumpers expansion, which is reasonably priced and brings alien shenanigans to the party. It’s been a while since we’ve had a great new skate game, but OlliOlli World makes us think about doing sick errands again.

PGA Tour 2K23


Platforms: PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, PC

Our opinion

If the wilder style of Cursed at golf is not for you, instead consider a more traditional game of golf with PGA Tour 2K23. Although a name change did not alter the serious character of The golf club series, what changed this year was a new three-click system that really clicked with me. There’s still room to grow on the layout, but playing around with this new system is more enjoyable than the old analog controls, allowing me a huge level of precision once I get used to it. Let it all happen in the year 2K signing Tiger Woods to be their cover athlete feels fitting considering his legacy in golf video games. Maybe he’s just a lucky charm. In video games, that is.



Platforms: PS5, PS4, PC

Our opinion

Whereas rollerdrome isn’t a real sport, there’s a part of me that wishes it was, but maybe without all the death and murder. It’s an extremely interesting game with style for days and a solid foundation that makes the game a lot of fun. It can sometimes get bogged down by too many competing systems, forcing you to deal with so much that you can’t focus on the pure kinetic fun of just skating around and pulling off amazing stunts and moves, but few games this year can match the height of his best moments.

SLC appoints 3-member panel to investigate Danushka Gunathilaka case

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Just a day after the Sri Lanka Cricket Board suspended its cricketer Danushka Gunathilaka from ‘all forms of cricket’ following his arrest in Sydney on Sunday for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman, the SLC has appointed a panel of three members to investigate the matter. Gunathilaka was arrested in Sydney on alleged rape charges on Sunday morning. According to the Sydney Morning Herald, the arrest was made from the team’s hotel in Sydney’s central business district in connection with an alleged sexual abuse complaint against a 29-year-old woman. The sexual assault was reported at a Rose Bay property earlier in the week.

The team manager will be questioned immediately by the jury regarding the behavior of the cricketer and the course of events. “Sri Lanka Cricket would like to announce the appointment of a 3-member Inquiry Committee consisting of Justice Sisira Ratnayake (Retired High Court Judge), Mr. Niroshana Perera, Barrister, and Mr. Asela Rekawa , lawyer. , to open an investigation into the alleged incident involving player Danushka Gunathilaka,” SLC said in an official statement.

“The committee will also focus the investigation into various alleged incidents which have come to Sri Lanka Cricket’s attention and which allegedly took place during the national team’s stay in Australia,” he added. “The panel in this process will demand an immediate explanation from the team manager regarding his conduct, with references to the occurrence of such incidents. Upon submission of said report by the panel, the Sri Lanka Cricket Executive Committee will take serious action disciplinary action against players and/or officials if there is evidence of misconduct or negligence in the performance of their official duties,” the statement continued.

“The woman met the man after communicating with him for several days via an online dating app. It is alleged that he then sexually assaulted her on the evening of November 2, 2022. As part of the investigations in A crime scene search was undertaken by specialist police at an address in Rose Bay yesterday.Following further enquiries, a 31-year-old man was arrested at a hotel in Sussex Street, Sydney, shortly before 1 morning hour today (Sunday November 6, 2022),” said a statement from New South Wales Police quoted by ESPNcricinfo. Earlier, Gunathilaka was denied bail after the local court hearing here in Sydney on Monday. According to an article in the “Sydney Morning Herald”, Gunathilaka appeared in Downing Center Local Court on Monday via video link from cells in Surry Hills. He was handcuffed and wearing a gray T-shirt, blue jeans and flip-flops, as his lawyer Ananda Amaranath applied for bail.

Due to a hamstring injury, Gunathilaka was forced to withdraw from the T20 World Cup during the preliminary round. He was replaced in the roster but remained in Australia with the team. Since his debut in November 2015, he has featured for Sri Lanka in eight Tests, 47 ODIs and 46 T20Is. (ANI)

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‘Qatar is a mistake,’ says former FIFA president Sepp Blatter

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Sepp Blatter, the former FIFA president when Qatar was granted the hosting rights for the 2022 World Cup in 2010, told Swiss newspaper Tages Anzeiger that “Qatar is a mistake”, adding that “the choice was bad”. Qatar’s decision has been marred by controversy, including allegations of corruption and human rights abuses, since it was first announced.

Blatter, who led FIFA for 17 years, was also embroiled in corruption charges during his tenure. He was cleared of fraud by a Swiss court in June. Prosecutors appealed the decision. “It’s too small a country. Football and the World Cup are too big for him,” Blatter said of Qatar, the first country in the Middle East to host the tournament.

He said FIFA in 2012 changed the criteria it used to select host nations in light of concerns about working conditions at construction sites linked to the tournament in Qatar. “Since then, social considerations and human rights have been taken into account,” he said.

Blatter said he would watch the tournament, which kicks off in less than two weeks, from his home in Zurich.

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Soccer-Klopp says Liverpool are enjoying a special rematch with Real Madrid

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Juergen Klopp has said he expects “something special” when Liverpool take on Real Madrid in the Champions League round of 16 after last season’s runners-up clashed again on Monday. Real beat Liverpool 1-0 in May to win Europe’s elite club competition for a record 14th time, having also beaten the Merseyside club in the 2017-18 final.

Liverpool manager Klopp, whose side qualified second from Group A behind Napoli and struggled for Premier League form, said the game against Real was a “true Champions League”. “I know we’ve faced Real Madrid in a couple of recent finals, but it’s not that often our two clubs meet in a draw so now we can expect that to happen” , Klopp told the Liverpool website.

Liverpool, who host the first leg at Anfield in February, won their sixth European crown in 2018-19 and only Real and AC Milan (seven) have won more. Bayern Munich also won six. “Real’s European record is the best at the moment. We know that,” Klopp said. “But we also know ours isn’t too bad. On top of that, we know we have Anfield and everyone knows what that means.

“The games themselves are still a few months away, but it doesn’t take much of the imagination to imagine what the atmosphere of both games will be like. There’s a lot of football to be played before then, of course, so we’re will focus on every game as it comes, but yeah, this draw has given us something special to look forward to.”

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SLC suspends Gunathilaka after arrest in Australia for rape

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The Sri Lankan cricket board on Monday suspended national team player Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of cricket with immediate effect after he was arrested in Australia for sexual assault during the country’s campaign at the T20 World Cup there. -down.

Gunathilaka, 31, was arrested in Sydney in the early hours of Sunday following an investigation into an alleged sexual assault of a woman on November 2.

”The Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) Executive Committee has decided to suspend National Player Danushka Gunathilaka from all forms of cricket with immediate effect and will not consider him for any selection after being informed that Mr Gunathilaka has been arrested and charged. of sexual assault of a woman in Australia,” the council said in a statement.

”Furthermore, Sri Lanka Cricket will take the necessary steps to promptly investigate the alleged offense and upon conclusion of the aforementioned legal case in Australia, action will be taken to penalize said player if found guilty. . ”SLC said it has a ‘zero tolerance’ policy for such behavior by a player and will provide all necessary support to Australian law enforcement authorities to conduct an impartial investigation into the incident. ‘incident.

The Sri Lankan side had left Australia without Gunathilaka after being knocked out of the T20 World Cup on Saturday.

Gunathilaka was denied bail after the hearing in a Sydney local court on Monday. He attended the hearing via video link at Downing Center Local Court from cells in Surry Hills.

According to a report by the ‘Sydney Morning Herald’, Gunathilaka was handcuffed and wore a gray t-shirt, blue jeans and flip flops while attending the virtual hearing.

His attorney Ananda Amaranath applied for bail during the “closed session” hearing and Magistrate Robert Williams denied bail, the report said.

“Certainly we are considering a Supreme Court application and that will be done as soon as possible,” Amaranth said as quoted in the report.

“He’ll be disappointed, clearly. ”The left-handed hitter played against Namibia in the current showpiece first round game and was out for a duck. Later, he was kicked out of the tournament due to injury even though the team qualified for the Super 12 stage. The Lankan team finished fourth in Group 1.

According to local media, Gunathilaka and the woman stayed in touch for several days after connecting through an online dating app. The arrest took place at a hotel in Sydney just hours before the Sri Lankan team left Australia.

Gunathilaka is no stranger to controversy.

In 2021, he was suspended by SLC for a year after breaching the team’s bio-secure bubble while touring England with teammates Kusal Mendis and Niroshan Dickwella.

The board also handed him a six-month ban in 2018 after breaking the team’s curfew. The same year, Gunathilaka was also suspended after his unnamed friend was accused of raping a Norwegian woman.

In 2017, the board suspended him for six limited games for missing training sessions and showing up to a game without his cricket gear.

He has represented Sri Lanka in eight Tests, 47 ODIs and 46 T20 Internationals.

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Everyone would love to see the India-Pakistan final: Watson

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The anticipation, drama, energy and fan involvement are completely different in an India-Pakistan match and the possibility of a dream T20 World Cup final between cricket’s two biggest rivals has excited former Australian all-rounder Shane Watson.

The Asian rivals have faced each other once before in the much-talked-about group stage tie of the current tournament at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), where Virat Kohli referred to one of the biggest shots in the game. T20.

The close match had millions of fans glued to their TVs as those who watched the jaw-dropping action unfold before their eyes at the venue, considered themselves the lucky ones.

Now that both teams have reached the semi-finals, albeit going opposite ways, an India-Pakistan title clash is on the cards.

India will face England on Thursday in Adelaide, a day after New Zealand faced Pakistan in Sydney.

“Everyone would love to see Pakistan and India in the final,” said an enthusiastic Watson, as quoted by the event’s official website.

“I unfortunately missed that first game (Super 12) at the MCG, as I previously commented on the match between Australia and New Zealand.” Watson said he knows what he missed and would like to see a new game.

”But from all the reports, everyone who attended that game said it was something very special and obviously the game was an amazing game to watch on TV as well. They played in the T20 World Cup final in 2007 and everyone would love to see it again,” he said.

New Zealand look a stable side with a smooth run while Pakistan huffed and puffed through to the semis.

However, Watson believes Pakistan will be a dangerous team in the semi-finals.

“There are certain times in all tournaments when a team just falls across the line and somehow finds its way to the final and then wins it,” Watson noted.

“Especially when they weren’t expecting to make the semi-finals because of the way they played at times throughout this tournament.

“The freedom they are going to have after not expecting much in the middle of the tournament, so the freedom they are going to have is going to be very dangerous for the Kiwis,” he said.

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Nike part ways with Kyrie Irving amid anti-Semitism fallout

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Nike has suspended its relationship with Kyrie Irving and canceled plans to release his next signature shoe, the latest chapter in the ongoing spinoff since the Brooklyn Nets guard tweeted a link to a movie containing anti-Semitic material.

The footwear giant announced Friday night that it would end its relationship with Irving, who was suspended by the Nets for what the team called a repeated failure to “say unequivocally that he has no anti-Semitic belief”. The Nets made that decision on Thursday, banning Irving without pay for at least five games, and a day later Nike made its decision. The actions followed widespread criticism – from, among others, the Anti-Defamation League and NBA Commissioner Adam Silver.

“At Nike, we believe there is no place for hate speech and we condemn all forms of anti-Semitism,” the Beaverton, Oregon-based company said. “To that end, we have made the decision to suspend our relationship with Kyrie Irving with immediate effect and to no longer launch the Kyrie 8.” Irving has had a signature line with Nike since 2014.

“We are deeply saddened and disappointed by the situation and its impact on everyone,” Nike said.

Irving signed with Nike in 2011, shortly after becoming the first pick in the NBA Draft that year. Irving’s first signature shoe came out three years later, and the popularity of the Kyrie line saw him earn $11 million a year just from Nike’s endorsement.

The Kyrie 8 was due out next week. The previous models of his shoes were still on sale on the Nike site on Friday evening.

Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James, who won a title alongside Irving when they were Cleveland teammates in 2016, said his position was simple: hate speech, in any form, cannot be tolerated.

“There’s no place in this world for that,” James said. “Nobody can benefit from that and I think what Kyrie did hurt a lot of people.” James, who has been with Nike for his entire 20-season NBA career, said he still had a big crush on Irving.

“As humans, none of us are perfect,” James said. “But I hope he understands how what he did and the actions he took hurt a lot of people.” Irving posted a tweet — which has since been deleted — last week with a link to the documentary “Hebrews to Negroes: Wake Up Black America,” which includes Holocaust denial and conspiracy theories about Jews. In a controversial post-game interview last Saturday, Irving defended his right to post whatever he wants.

The fallout only continued from there. The NBA released a statement over the weekend that did not name Irving but denounced all forms of hate speech. Fans wearing “Fight Antisemitism” shirts took courtside seats during the Brooklyn-Indiana game on Monday night, a day after the tweet was deleted. The Nets and coach Steve Nash parted ways Tuesday, a development that has been overshadowed by the Irving saga.

On Wednesday, Irving said he opposes all forms of hate, and he and the Nets each announced they would each donate $500,000 to groups working to eradicate it. Silver then released a new statement calling on Irving by name to apologize, and Irving declined to give a direct answer when asked Thursday if he held anti-Semitic beliefs.

It was obviously the last straw for the Nets, who suspended him. Hours later, Irving posted an apology on Instagram for not explaining the specific beliefs he agreed and disagreed with when he posted the documentary.

“To all Jewish families and communities who are hurt and affected by my message, I am deeply sorry for causing you pain and I apologize,” Irving wrote. “I initially reacted out of emotion at being unfairly labeled an anti-Semite, instead of focusing on the process of healing my Jewish brothers and sisters who were hurt by the hateful remarks made in the documentary.” A day later, Nike – which had also been criticized for not acting faster – took action.

Irving becomes the second celebrity in less than two weeks to lose a major shoe deal because of anti-Semitism. Adidas parted ways with Ye – the artist formerly known as Kanye West – late last month, a move the German company said would result in losses of around $250 million this year after the halting production of its Yeezy product line as well as halting payments to Ye and his companies.

For weeks, Ye has made anti-Semitic comments in interviews and on social media, including a post on Twitter that he will soon be making “Death Con 3 on JEWISH PEOPLE,” an apparent reference to the scale of conditions. of American defense readiness known as DEFCON.

Irving has had no shortage of controversial opinions throughout his career. He repeatedly asked if the Earth was round before finally apologizing to the science teachers. Last year, his refusal to get a COVID-19 shot resulted in him being banned from playing in most Nets home games.

The Nets played in Washington on Friday, winning 128-86 without Irving. The 42-point victory is the fourth most in Nets franchise history.

Brooklyn general manager Sean Marks said earlier Friday that Irving’s apology was a step forward, but many more steps will be needed before he can return to play.

“There’s going to be corrective action and measures that have been put in place for him to obviously ask for advice … to deal with some anti-hate and some Jewish leaders within our community,” Marks said.

“He’s going to have to sit with them, he’s going to have to sit with the organization after that, and we’ll assess and see if it’s the right opportunity to bring him back.”

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T20 learn more about the older men’s game: Ponting

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Australian great Ricky Ponting thinks T20 cricket is an ‘old people’s game’ and experienced players such as Virat Kohli tend to find a way to overcome the tough times and achieve success.

Ponting said Kohli was a “champion player in the game in all three formats” and India were reaping the rewards of sticking with him as he bounced back in style to raise hopes of their second World Cup title in the format after 15 years.

After ending his 1,021-day drought with a stunning 122 on 61 against Afghanistan at the Asian Cup in September, Kohli was at the forefront of India’s success at the the ongoing T20 World Cup as it nears the semi-finals. .

“India are now reaping the rewards of staying there and if they take the next step I’m sure they will produce something big in one of the finals as well,” the captain told two-time World Cup winner. cited by the ICC website.

Kohli, who turned 34 on Saturday, was the leading points scorer (220 points) in the current T20 World Cup and has been dismissed just once in four innings.

India take on Zimbabwe in their Super 12 final here on Sunday.

“I’ve also heard of the T20 game over the years I’ve been involved in, is it more of an older man’s game or an older person’s game than a young man’s game?

”Just with the knowledge, the know-how and the expertise in situations like Virat has faced many times.

“They’ve done it before, and they tend to find a way to do it more often than not. ”Ponting had firmly believed that the out-of-form Kohli would turn the tide and urged the India selectors to persist with him.

“He was a champion player in the game in all three formats for a long time,” Ponting said.

“One thing I’ve learned about champion players, in this particular game, is that you should never write them off. They always tend to find a way, especially when it matters most, to dig deep enough and find a way to get a job done. greatest sporting spectacles. ”If you go back in time about a week, start of this tournament; India, Pakistan, right here at the MCG — that’s what I thought might happen.

”Virat is turning back the clock a bit, playing a winning shot, being man of the match in what I think is one of the best sporting spectacles I’ve ever seen,” Ponting said of the epic four-wicket win by India.

Struggling with poor form and mental issues, Kohli had taken a month-long hiatus from cricket before Asia traveled to the United Arab Emirates.

Ponting said the support of his family and teammates would also have been essential in his return to fitness.

“(It’s) a great learning experience for Virat as a cricketer, to get to a point in his career where he had to change, had to do something different,” Ponting said.

“We know he’s always been a hard worker, he’s always been fit, he’s always been careful with his diet and he’s been a great coach. It worked for him until a certain period where he had to look elsewhere and find other ways to become a great player again.

“At the end of the day, we’re all playing the game to try to do the right thing for our family, our teammates and our fans. And that’s probably the order it goes, to be honest.

”You want to make your family proud, you want to win games for your teammates and you want the people who show up to watch, whether it’s on the spot or on TV screens, you want them to be proud of that. that you did too.”

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Registration is open for UAE-based players to participate in

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The UAE International T20 League (ILT20) announced on Tuesday that the player registration portal for UAE-based players is now open and online for those wishing to register to compete in the premier league. According to a press release from ILT20, players based and currently playing in the United Arab Emirates are invited to express their interest by visiting the League’s newly launched website,, and expressing their interest by registering at

Interested players have been invited to review the selection criteria through the registration portal, which strictly adheres to Emirates Cricket gaming and ICC residency guidelines. Following one of the League’s core values ​​and its commitment to developing the talents of players domiciled in the United Arab Emirates, Mubashshir Usmani, General Secretary of the Emirates Cricket Board, said: “The management of the League is extremely pleased to open the registration portal, which can be found on the now-ILT20 live website, to our vast pool of players from the United Arab Emirates, and we welcome their interest in participating in the inaugural edition of the League.”

“Exposing UAE players to top ICC-ratified international matches, of which the ILT20 has received multi-year approval, bodes well not only for the development of UAE Cricket players, but also for the development of Associate Cricket, where franchise teams have already signed players from various Associate Nations, as we strive to provide sustainable and innovative opportunities to develop our players and raise the bar of their competitive advantage,” he added.Registration for UAE players will close at 12:00 p.m. UAE time on Friday, November 18, after which franchises will review and engage in the selection process, and announce their full squads in early December Each franchise squad will include a minimum of four UAE players.

Debuting in January (2023), the inaugural ILT20, which has received multi-year approval from the ICC, will be played in a 34-match format at the UAE’s world-class cricket facilities in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah. Franchise teams, comprising 84 international players and 24 UAE-based players, include Abu Dhabi Knight Riders (Kolkata Knight Riders), Desert Vipers (Lancer Capital), Dubai Capitals (GMR), Gulf Giants (Adani Sportsline), MI Emirates (Reliance Industries), and Sharjah Warriors (Capri Global). ZEE is the league’s official media partner and will broadcast its matches on its channels and streaming platform. (ANI)

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Amazing games and sporting events available to Canadians

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Unlike many years ago when sports betting was not pleasant, many people now prefer this option to any other form of gambling. As a result, crypto technology and innovation in the fields has been considerably positive . However, crypto betting sites that work with different virtual currencies, like Doge, have many advantages for customers.

Moreover, the best doge sports betting sites are making waves in the sports industry. The main idea behind this constant growth is their many games and sporting events. Therefore, please read this article as we discuss some of the fantastic sports and events available to Canadians at Doge sports betting sites.

What is Dogecoin?

Dogecoin is a cryptocurrency that started as a meme coin in 2013. This crypto is a reality of the Shiba Inu Doge meme, which was considered by many to be a crypto that has no value.

However, it has become one of the most popular cryptos after passing its joke status. Dogecoin became one of the most traded coins after Elon Musk tweeted about the coin. Dogecoin is now a reliable payment method on many sports betting sites. Dogecoin is worth 0.060 USD, and traders presume that it will soon see huge growth. There are many advantages to using Doge sports betting sites.

Doge sports betting sites have paid cryptocurrency enthusiasts hugely, although the market is relatively new. Dogecoin is cheap and easy to buy, with huge potential. Doge sports betting sites are well known for the bonuses they offer to new and existing customers.

Sports and market available at Doge sports betting sites

Most Doge sports betting sites offer many competitions for different sports on their site, which gives players the option of having other options for a sporting event. Therefore, we are going to discuss some of the most popular sports that tournament bettors can choose from at Doge sports betting sites.


Football is the most popular and important sporting event that attracts bettors to Doge sports betting sites in Canada. With its different number of teams and tournaments, players will always have games to bet to try their luck.

In addition, football is the market with the largest number of selections with good odds. Hence, these features make football games profitable for players at Doge sports betting sites.

There are many football competitions that bettors can bet on at Doge sports betting sites. Moreover, as football is recognized around the world, there are many international tournaments to choose from on sports betting sites. Some of the famous football tournaments to watch at Doge sports betting sites are;


This sport is one of the most watched in North America, popular among Canadians and the United States. Moreover, due to its fast action and colossal number of points, basketball is a exciting sport place a bet on in the bookmaker.

Punters can place bets on basketball tournaments like the NBA due to its popularity. However, apart from the NBA, there are many alternative competitions to bet on in the bookmaker.

  • National Basketball League Canada


With many frequent competitions, bettors have the opportunity to bet on tennis matches at Doge sports betting sites.

There are major Grand Slam tournaments in the tennis calendar: Wimbledon, the French Open, the Australian Open and the US Open. However, other contests, like ATP and WTP, are not significant.


Hockey is one of the most popular sports in North America, and Canadians also enjoy watching the sport. For this reason, players seek to make a profit by betting on hockey. Therefore, with the large market and regular games, the best Doge sports betting sites allow bettors to bet on hockey.

Many consider the NHL (National Hockey League) to be the most important hockey competition, made up of teams from Canada and the United States. However, there are other popular hockey competitions that players can play in, including the American Hockey League and the Ice Hockey World Championship.


Bettors can take part in several sporting events that can be played on video games. Therefore, many competitions are available for these many sports. For example, players can bet on video game players who play popular games like NBA2K, PES or FIFA which are basketball and football games.

Why Bettors Love Doge Sports Betting Sites

The best Doge sports betting sites have proven that all players can trust the platform. The sites have relied on legal bookmakers, and withdrawal and deposits are fast. Some punters love Doge sports betting sites in Canada.

Deposit and withdrawal are fast

Dogecoin transactions are fast as the entire transaction can start and end within a minute. Moreover, this option allows bettors to enjoy Doge sports betting sites on the common platform.

The deposit does not fail

Another reason punters love Doge sports betting sites is because the possibility of deposit failure is low. There is a deposit guarantee and the Doge appears in your betting account within minutes. Thus, bettors can make deposits without fear of deposit failure.


Many professional bettors don’t like people to associate them with betting activity. Doge sports betting sites have solved the problem by ignoring the know your customer policy which makes betting even better. This option makes Dogecoin transactions anonymous, making it difficult to track the player name.

Little to no transaction fees

A Doge represents the transaction fee for most transfers, and the price of a Doge is meager. However, most Dogecoin transactions do not come with additional fees. Recently, the cost of Doge has increased and the free feature is no longer available, although it is still low. Small transaction fees and a few bonuses make Doge sports betting sites unique.


Regular tournaments in the world of sports have led to a high demand for sports betting with many games and events. However, Doge sports betting sites are aware of this and ensure the provision of incredible options. Therefore, players who choose Doge sports betting sites can benefit from various tournament selections and have an enjoyable betting run.

Sports news roundup: Tennis-Swiatek confused, disappointed by Halep drug test failure; Rugby-England have no plans to alter rolling maul attack, says captain Hunter and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-Swiatek confused, disappointed by Halep drug test failure

World number one Iga Swiatek said she felt confused after Simona Halep received a provisional doping ban and hoped there would soon be more clarity on the future of the Romanian player she looked up to. Two-time winner Halep was provisionally suspended by the International Tennis Integrity Agency this month after testing positive for roxadustat, a banned blood booster.

Rugby-England have no plans to alter rolling maul attack, says captain Hunter

England captain Sarah Hunter has warned opposing defenses her side have no plans to alter their highly effective use of the rolling maul after booking their place in the Women’s Rugby World Cup semi-final on Sunday. The Red Roses, coached by Simon Middleton, handed Australia a 41-5 defeat in Auckland to set up a final meeting with Canada next Saturday, with England forwards front and center as they have been throughout the tournament in New Zealand.

NBA roundup: Thunder rally in 4th to stun Mavs in OT

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander scored a season-high 38 points and the Oklahoma City Thunder forced overtime with an 18-2 run late in regulation before claiming a 117-111 victory over the host Dallas Mavericks on Saturday night. After not playing the entire game, Isaiah Joe came off the bench with 4:53 left in the fourth to trigger the comeback. He quickly had seven points, a rebound and an assist while hitting the game-tying 3-pointer with 15.8 seconds left to force the extra period. Joe then finished with 15 points.

Football-De Bruyne puts Manchester City in the lead, Liverpool suffer shock defeat

Kevin de Bruyne’s superb free-kick sealed a 1-0 win for champions Manchester City at Leicester City to take them top of the Premier League, but Liverpool’s season went from bad to worse with a shock 2 defeat -1 at home to Leeds United on Saturday. Liverpool’s second consecutive loss to a bottom three team, following last week’s setback at Nottingham Forest, left them in ninth place, eight points behind the top four.

Motor racing-Verstappen on pole in Mexico and chasing F1 record

Red Bull’s two-time world champion Max Verstappen took pole position at the Mexico City Grand Prix on Saturday aiming for a record 14th victory of the season. The 25-year-old Dutchman, who won his second consecutive Formula 1 title this month with four races to go, passed the Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez at high speed with a best time of one minute 17.775 seconds.

Soccer-Klopp laments lack of control as Liverpool fail again

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp had to reflect on his side’s inability to control games this season as a late goal gave Leeds United a surprise 2-1 win at Anfield on Saturday despite the Reds dominating the game. Liverpool conceded early but bounced back to equalize through Mohamed Salah. They enjoyed almost 70 per cent possession and managed 10 shots on target but still came away empty-handed as a 29-game unbeaten streak at home ended.

NHL roundup: Christian Dvorak’s hat trick leads Canadiens to victory

Christian Dvorak had a hat trick in the third period as the visiting Montreal Canadiens beat the St. Louis Blues 7-4 on Saturday night. Cole Caufield scored twice, Nick Suzuki added a goal and two assists and Juraj Slafkovsky also scored for the Canadiens, who erased a 3-1 deficit while winning for the fourth time in six games.

Rugby-Canada beat USA to reach World Cup semi-finals

Canada raced in four tries to beat neighbors USA 32-11 in a Women’s World Cup quarter-final showdown on Sunday, setting a date with tournament favorites the England in the semi-finals. McKinley Hunt, Karen Paquin, Paige Farries and Alex Tessier all cruised to send Canada to a fifth World Cup semi-final with a deserved win in wet conditions at Waitakere Stadium.

Baseball-Astros beat the Phillies to tie the World Series at 1-1

The Houston Astros got off to another quick start against the visiting Philadelphia Phillies, but this time they stayed the course through late drama-filled moments for a 5-2 victory Saturday that allowed the World Series to play one game each. Houston took a 5-0 lead in Friday’s opener of Major League Baseball’s best-of-seven championship for its first playoff loss and was again tested by a relentless team from the Phillies.

Motor racing-Alonso and Alpine condemn F1 steward abuse

Fernando Alonso and his Alpine Formula One team have condemned race marshal Silvia Bellot’s online abuse after the two-time Spanish world champion was penalized at the United States Grand Prix and later reinstated. Bellot, also Spanish and the only female race marshal in Austin, takes on the role again in Mexico City this weekend.

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Motor racing-Alonso and Alpine condemn F1 steward abuse

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Fernando Alonso and his Alpine Formula One team have condemned race marshal Silvia Bellot’s online abuse after the two-time Spanish world champion was penalized at the United States Grand Prix and later reinstated. Bellot, also Spanish and the only female race marshal in Austin, takes on the role again in Mexico City this weekend.

Alpine, owned by Renault, said on Twitter that it was “disappointed to learn of the unacceptable harassment”. Alonso, who finished seventh in Austin last Sunday but was demoted to 15th after a Haas protest and then reinstated after re-examination in Mexico on Thursday, posted on Instagram.

“I strongly condemn the recent online abuse directed against FIA race steward Silvia Bellot,” he wrote. “This type of hateful behavior is unacceptable in sport and society. It is particularly deplorable that these comments are aimed at one of our sport’s volunteers and officials.”

Alonso had his United States Grand Prix points reinstated after stewards discovered race control had given rivals Haas the wrong advice about a time limit for making a protest.

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The best sports games on PC in 2022

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Are you looking for the best sports games on computer ? For a very long time, publishers have been reluctant to bring their best-selling sports games to PC. Besides EA’s annual FIFA release and Sports Interactive’s Football Manager series, the PC sports genre was pretty rare until recently. These days, whatever sport you play, you should find something to scratch that competitive itch.

Compared to their console counterparts, the sports games featured on this list generally have smaller player bases, but that doesn’t make them inferior. The PC versions of some of these games have a lot to offer, including support for high framerates and a variety of high resolution panels. Have you always dreamed of having a view of the whole pitch of a football match? It’s totally possible on PC.

These days, you can find most sports games on PC with almost no compromise. Sure, you can’t get certain games like UFC 4 and MLB The Show 21, but who needs that when you have Street Fighter V and Super Mega Baseball 3? Here are some of our top picks for the best sports games on PC.

The best sports games on PC are:

  • Soccer Coach 22
  • Super Mega Baseball 3
  • FIFA 22
  • eFootball PES 2021
  • Madden NFL 22
  • Golf with your friends
  • NBA 2K22
  • Republic of Horsemen
  • rocket league
  • THPS 1+2

Soccer Coach 22

The Football Manager series is known to be one of the most in-depth and strategic sports games of all time. Football Manager 22 puts you in the shoes of the next Pep Guardiola as you manage your squad of testy players while trying to manage a tight transfer budget.

Related: Check Soccer Manager board game

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

FM23 is also fast approaching, and we have already spent some time in the beta to choose the Football Manager 2023 best wonderkids and the best teams to manage for a challenge.

Best sports games: get ready to swing a bat in Super Mega Baseball 3

Super Mega Baseball 3

When it comes to PC baseball games, it’s fair to say that we don’t have many options. Fortunately, Metalhead Software’s excellent baseball series offers an alternative to the licensed games available on console. The developers have focused on creating an accessible experience that is easy to pick up and play. Don’t let the cartoony aesthetic fool you – Super Mega Baseball 3 packs a lot of depth both on and off the field.

You can focus entirely on the multiplayer aspect of the game, but there’s plenty of single-player content to explore. A new addition to the series is Franchise mode, which spans multiple years this time around instead of focusing on a single season. Build a strong team and watch them dominate the sport as they rise from humble beginnings to the heights that baseball has to offer.

Best sports games: Jack Grealish hits a ball in FIFA 23


The FIFA series has been a staple of PC gaming since the 90s. Although there have been a few rough years between engine upgrades, EA has generally stuck with its PC audience and FIFA 23 is probably the best release ever. PC of recent years, especially since it now uses the same next-gen technology as its more supported console counterpart. You can read our FIFA 23 review for our full thoughts.

FIFA has dominated the football scene since Ultimate Team was introduced to the general public with FIFA 11. The card game has completely changed sports games as players clamor for the latest additions to the game mode every week. favorite players past and present is just too tempting a prospect to ignore, so naturally we’ve got a bunch of guides to help you out, from FIFA 23 SBC solution around the world to 85 cheapest ranked players.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang on the ball in PES 2021

eFootball PES 2021

You can’t mention FIFA without mentioning the Pro Evo series, or eFootball PES as it’s known today. Pro Evolution Soccer has been around on PC for nearly two decades now, and while it might not be as popular as the FIFA series, it certainly has its share of die-hard fans. eFootball PES 2021 is known for its realistic take on football, giving players much more control over each player compared to FIFA.

The latest version of eFootball 2022 is a a bit of a mess…it’s probably best that we don’t talk about the new version. Remember, there’s nothing wrong with PES 2021, so if you want to play a very different football game from FIFA 22, this is your best bet.

A man wearing a purple jersey walks past a man on the ground in Madden 21

Madden NFL 22

The NFL series only recently returned to the PC space after a long hiatus. Madden NFL 22 is the only option when it comes to American football games – there is literally no other American football game. Luckily, Madden 22 is the same game as its console counterparts, so PC gamers don’t have to feel bad about missing out on anything.

There have been some criticisms of the Madden series over the past few years regarding complacency due to lack of competition. Madden 22 is far from the best game in the series; like any sports team, fans have to take the hard with the soft. And while Madden 23 is on Steam, the PC version is even flimsier than 22, so you might want to wait for some improvements.

A mini-golf with the head of a skeletal dinosaur in Golf With Your Friends

Golf with your friends

Golf With Your Friends is exactly what it sounds like – play with up to 11 friends as you blast your way through themed mini-golf courses. Activate power-ups to freeze your opponent’s ball and lay honey lanes to stop players in their tracks. The game even comes with a built-in level editor for players who have a keen eye on golf courses.

Golf With Your Friends can be played simultaneously online or locally via the hot seat option; perfect with Steam’s remote play feature. The best part about this game is that the barrier to entry does not exist – no real golf skill applies here; just choose a direction, decide how hard you hit the ball and pray for the best.

NBA 2K22

If you mostly play offline, NBA 2K22 is a great game with a long MyCareer story mode for solo players. Not only do you have the full selection of modern teams available to play, 2K22 gives players a number of classic teams throughout NBA history to choose from. Want to see how the 2021 Golden State Warriors compare to the 1996 Chicago Bulls? You can play matches like this without having to spend any extra money.

NBA 2K22 is the ultimate basketball game on PC, and it’s also the only basketball series available right now. Almost every version of NBA 2K is filled with cheats that the developers struggle to crush; Unfortunately, this makes online matches more frustrating than enjoyable.

NBA 2K23 is unfortunately another PC release that’s out of step with its console counterpart, so if you’re content with the slightly older 2K22 rosters, there’s not much reason to go for the older version. recent.

Skiing Grand Teton in our Riders Republic review

Republic of Horsemen

Riders Republic is the spiritual successor to Steep, the extreme sports game released in 2016. There’s so much to do in Rider Republic’s vast open world that stitches together seven national parks across the United States to create one massive map. Up to 64 players can compete in wingsuits, skis, snowboards and mountain bikes to prove who is the best pilot.

You don’t need to compete with other players to have a good time, but passing your friends as you zip through the terrain at extreme speeds is a deeply satisfying feeling. Discover our Riders Republic Review to see our final verdict on Ubisoft’s expansive open-world game.

A car charging towards a balloon in Rocket League

rocket league

Rocket League is one of the greatest football games of all time. Yes, it replaces an 11-man squad with three rocket-powered cars, potentially adorned with a stack of pancakes or a sombrero, and it’s still a great game of football. The FIFA and PES communities constantly bicker over story-driven gameplay and pay-to-win mechanics; you won’t hear any of that about Rocket League.

Psyonix has perfected the mechanics of Rocket League, allowing the game to be accessible to most people while maintaining an absurdly high skill cap. The Rocket League esports scene shows just how much depth there is to a game about flying cars. Best of all, Rocket League is free to play and offers cross-platform play on all platforms. If you have any interest in hitting a massive ball with a flying car, give Rocket League a try.

Tony Hawk grinding on a rail in THPS 1+2

THPS 1+2

Vicarious Visions’ Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Remake Recaptures Everything You Remember From Those Classics skateboard games and makes them modern. The Tony Hawk series evolved rapidly when it first appeared in 1999, launching a sequel with bigger levels and improved mechanics for eight consecutive years.

The original Tony Hawk games still hold up today, but significant mechanics introduced in later games can make them hard to come back to. This remake brings together the best aspects of the series and ties them together with the first two games to create a masterpiece. Whether you’re looking to shred with your friends locally or want to see how you’re doing online, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 has robust multiplayer options to suit every type of player.

Who said there were no sports games on PC? Basketball, soccer, football with rocket-powered vehicles… you name it, it’s on PC. We know some sports just aren’t available – apologies to all NHL fans, maybe one day we’ll get an EA ice hockey game. Want to know what’s coming out later this year? See our list of best upcoming pc games to find out what games await you.

World Cup runners-up Croatia bring rebuilt squad to Qatar

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Was Croatia’s run to the 2018 World Cup final unique? Don’t be so sure.

Only five of the 11 players who started the 2018 final are still in the squad – led by 37-year-old Luka Modric – but Croatia’s rebuild fuses that experienced core with a talented new generation.

Victories over World Cup champions France, Denmark and Austria in the Nations League this year show Croatia are getting back on track after a period of disappointing results after 2018.

With over 150 appearances for Croatia, Modric will join Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo as one of the most experienced players at the World Cup in Qatar. The Real Madrid veteran is joined by former partners Ivan Perisic of Tottenham and Marcelo Brozovic of Inter Milan. Also essential is Chelsea midfielder Mateo Kovacic, an unused substitute in the 2018 final.

Notable absentees include midfielder Ivan Rakitic, who retired from international football in 2020. Winger Ante Rebic has not played since criticizing coach Zlatko Dalic following the defeat team against Spain in last year’s European Championship.

GROUP F The draw was relatively favorable to Croatia, whose main threat in Group F is Belgium.

The Croatians will start on November 27 against Morocco then face Canada four days later, before taking on Belgium on December 1.

A pre-tournament friendly with Saudi Arabia is also scheduled.

NEW BLOOD The team’s veterans have teamed up well with younger players like 20-year-old Leipzig centre-back Joško Gvardiol, widely regarded as one of Europe’s best young defenders and already a regular in the Bundesliga and La Champions League.

He’s not the only new face with German ties.

Last year, the German side hoped to sign left-back Borna Sosa, who played for Stuttgart and qualified for a passport thanks to his German-born mother. Just before the European Championship, however, it became clear that he did not meet FIFA eligibility rules.

After numerous apologies on the Croatian FA website and fine performances for Croatia, including a goal in the 2-1 win over Denmark in September, the 24-year-old Stuttgart defender is a valued member of the team.

There’s also German-born right-back Josip Stanišic, increasingly a Bayern Munich and Croatia first-team player.

AIMING HIGH With 3.8 million inhabitants, less than Oklahoma, Croatia has the second smallest population of the 13 European nations at the World Cup (only Wales has fewer inhabitants).

Despite their relatively small size, Croatia are regulars at major tournaments, having missed just one World Cup since finishing third on their debut in 1998 following the breakup of Yugoslavia.

Croatia’s recipe for success includes a passionate football fan base and elite youth academies at clubs like Champions League regulars Dinamo Zagreb.

Close ties with the Croatian diaspora abroad have allowed Croatia to rely on players like Rakitic, who was born and raised in Switzerland, or Stanišic and Austrian-born young midfielder Luka Sucic.

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Christian Eriksen back with Denmark at the World Cup in Qatar

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When Christian Eriksen returned to training after suffering cardiac arrest in the European Championship last year, it was with one primary goal in mind.

“I think one of the first conversations I had with the doctor… was that my goal was to play the World Cup if all goes well,” Eriksen told FIFA’s website in a recent interview. . “It was the dream at the time.” Few who saw Eriksen surrounded by paramedics and teammates as he lay lifeless on the pitch at Copenhagen’s Parken Stadium would have considered the dream realistic.

But Eriksen is once again set to be a key part of Denmark’s squad in Qatar, less than 18 months after medics used a defibrillator to restart his heart as a horrified nation – and much of it of the world of football – was watching.

It will be the next step in a remarkable comeback that has already seen Eriksen return to elite football, first with Brentford and then Manchester United – showing he is still among the best playmakers in the world. He made his national team return in March, scoring two minutes after coming on as a substitute in a 4-2 loss to the Netherlands. He also scored with a shot from 25 yards against Croatia in the Nations League in September.

“I feel on top and comfortable,” Eriksen told Danish media during last month’s international break. “There’s really nothing that can stand in my way.” A TEAM TO WATCH While Eriksen is Denmark’s best player, he’s far from the only reason to pay attention to the only Scandinavian team at the World Cup. Their ordeal at Euro 2020 only seemed to make Denmark stronger as a team as their teammates bonded into an even tighter group afterwards.

Denmark reached the semi-finals of the tournament before losing to England, then completed a near-perfect World Cup qualifying campaign – winning their first nine games to secure a place in Qatar before losing the 10th and last game.

“I think this team has the potential to reach another level,” said Denmark coach Kasper Hjulmand. “When I think back to that Euro semi-final against England at Wembley, for example, we know we can play a lot better than we did that day.” To underline this statement, Denmark beat defending World Cup champions France 2-0 in their last Nations League game in September.

“If we can play at this level again, we also have a good chance of getting a good result for the World Cup,” Eriksen said after the win over France.

The Danes will face France again in Qatar, as well as Australia and Tunisia in Group D.

OTHER KEY PLAYERS Denmark have conceded just one goal in their first nine World Cup qualifiers, underscoring the strength of a defense anchored by veteran goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, captain Simon Kjaer and fellow centre-back Andreas Christensen.

Tottenham’s Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg adds another focal point in midfield while 22-year-old winger Mikkel Damsgaard is seen as a star in the making. The only question is where the goals will come from. Full-back Joakim Maehle was Denmark’s joint-top scorer in qualifying with five goals, while regular striker Yussuf Poulsen scored just one.

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A case for remastering classic sports games

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As new games are released each year, many are starting to reminisce about older titles. This is true for most long-running game franchises, but perhaps even more so for sports games that typically launch every year. Whether it be Madden, WWE 2K, FIFA, MLB The Show, or other sports series, most communities have long discussions about the best game in the series, and it’s very rarely the newest.

The problem is that it’s not always easy to run those old games, especially in terms of WWF No Mercy, and play them one more time. Licensing and player-likeness issues aside, could there be an untapped market for remastering older, popular sports games?

Remastering classic sports games

The remastered versions of the games have proven popular among gamers. The remasters provide better graphics and smoother gameplay but without any love taken from the game. It’s a great way for game companies to make more money with a game that already has the coding there. On the other hand, there are those who think that remasters are loopholes. Especially when a previous round of new IPs didn’t generate new excitement.

The best course for retro football

It is certainly an option to choose for example FIFA 98 Where Pro Evo 6, then just remaster the graphics. However, it is very difficult to choose a specific year of a game that comes out every year and decide that it is the best choice to remaster. After all, like any game, remastering is an investment. The idea of ​​playing from a certain season with smoothly updated graphics is definitely one that would appeal to users of a certain age.

Although it might seem quite fanciful to produce a game with the old teams and try to cling to the past (looking at you WWE 13), one could argue that Fifa already has the right balance with the addition of icon cards in the Ultimate Team game mode. In Ultimate Team you can have players such as Eusebio, Zinedine Zidane, Maradona, Pelé, Puskas and many other incredible players in the game. Yet the idea that these players have never played together takes away the idea of a retro game.

However, it is possible to customize your career mode and add Ultimate Team players into the game. This gives a great pseudo-retro feel to the career mode.

A question of authenticity

EA previously added retro kits to the game. These were purchasable in-game by earning coins. It proved a big hit with fans who loved seeing their favorite current players wearing the same kit as the iconic legends. Although still accessible by Ultimate Team (EA’s biggest goal) they’re not in the game like they were before. Whereas Fifa may be out of the question for now, it will be interesting to see if EA Sports FC pays homage to legends of the past.

At the moment it’s just pure spit and an idea that I’m sure a lot of people have had over the years. That said, there is always room for new ideas like new betting offers or new decisions made on games that people may be interested in.

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Football-Poland in a “very difficult” World Cup group, according to Lewandowski

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Poland’s Robert Lewandowski said they faced a tough group alongside Argentina, Mexico and Saudi Arabia at the World Cup in Qatar, but he believes they can improve. The Polish side failed to get out of their group four years ago in Russia and Barcelona striker Lewandowski is keen to avoid a similar outcome.

“The pressure that comes with the expectations of our fans and the nation as a whole is enormous and I am well aware of that. I need and want to feel motivated to show them what I can do on the football pitch,” Lewandowski told the FIFA website. “Although it’s not always easy, I don’t want to complain about it. I always have to find a solution and try to give my best.”

The 34-year-old said Argentina are one of the favorites to win the title and Mexico are always dangerous at major tournaments. “With an absolute legend like Leo Messi as the figurehead, there is no doubt that this will be our toughest game. It will be great to face such a great team with such talented players,” added Lewandowski.

“Mexico fight until the final whistle and never give up. They have a combination of youth and experience, and we are well aware of that.” Lewandowski, who scored nine times in qualifying, will be Poland’s main attacking threat, but the former Bayern Munich leader says his game is not just about goals.

“A lot of people look at my stats and assume that if I score I played well, and if not I played badly, but I’m well aware that’s not the case. not always the case. That doesn’t worry me.” he added. Poland kicked off their campaign against Mexico on November 22 before facing Saudi Arabia four days later and Argentina on November 30.

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Football-Aston Villa sack Gerrard after defeat at Fulham

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Steven Gerrard’s reign as Aston Villa manager came to an end on Thursday as he was sacked shortly after his side crumbled to a demoralizing 3-0 Premier League defeat at Fulham. The writing was on the wall for Gerrard after a dismal display that left his side 17th after 11 games and only out of the relegation zone on goals scored.

“We would like to thank Steven for his hard work and commitment and wish him well for the future,” Aston Villa said in a statement posted on its website. Gerrard replaced the popular Dean Smith last November following Villa’s poor form, having been at Scottish club Rangers since 2018 and leading them to the title.

Villa chief executive Christian Purslow spoke as Gerrard took the team to the next level, but the reality is the Midlands club are in worse shape than they were under Smith. When Smith, who brought Villa back to the top flight in 2019, was fired after five years in charge, Villa were 15th in the table with 10 points from 11 games.

Under Gerrard this season they have nine from 11 and he has led them to just 12 wins in 38 Premier League appearances. While Gerrard’s exit wasn’t exactly surprising, his speed was. Leicester City manager Brendan Rodgers, who managed Gerrard for a time at Liverpool, said he was “bitterly disappointed” by the news.

“It seems like every day a manager loses their job or their job is in jeopardy. I think the stability and the patience seem to be wearing thin,” Rodgers said. “I think with time and patience he could have gotten to where this football club wants to go.” Gerrard is the fourth Premier League manager to lose his job this season after Scott Parker (Bournemouth), Thomas Tuchel (Chelsea) and Bruno Lage (Wolves).

Villa captain John McGinn said the players had to take responsibility for the situation. “It’s embarrassing to be a part of it. We let down the traveling fans, the manager. It’s a bad night for us,” he said.

“It doesn’t matter who leads this team. It has nothing to do with the manager – the players have to look in the mirror.” Former Southampton, Tottenham Hotspur and Paris St Germain manager Mauricio Pochettino has emerged as an early favorite to succeed Gerrard.

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Football-FIFA Infantino concerned about violent incidents in Argentina

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FIFA President Gianni Infantino has expressed concern over recent violence in Argentine football after a league game was suspended following clashes that resulted in the death of a fan. Police fired tear gas outside the stadium during a match between Gimnasia La Plata and Boca Juniors on October 6, which drifted into the stadium, making it difficult for spectators to breathe and forcing people to leave in a state of panic.

“Although I have a deep admiration for South American football, I must also express my concern regarding some of the incidents that have occurred recently, such as the violence during an Argentine league game, Gimnasia-Boca,” Infantino said. during an online summit organized by the Ole de Buenos Aires newspaper. “We have to make sure that such incidents are avoided so that our sport is not tainted.

“Football should be pure passion, joy and fun. What happened is far from embodying the true values ​​of football.” The rescheduled match between Gimnasia La Plata and Boca Juniors will be played later on Thursday.

Infantino also traveled to Jakarta this week to meet Indonesian President Joko Widodo after a stampede at a stadium this month killed more than 130 people. The deadly stampede after a league game in the city of Malang on October 1 was blamed on police firing tear gas into the stadium, a crowd control measure banned by FIFA.

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FIFA 23, Cricket 22, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2, and more

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Sports games are the best way to enjoy your favorite sports virtually. You can play with your favorite players and live out the fantasy of winning high-stakes matches while your fans cheer you on. There are several sports games for cricket, football, basketball, F1 and others that provide an authentic experience. Many of these sports games come out every year to offer new players, more animations, improved graphics, smooth controls, and more. Check out some of the best sports games you can play in 2022.

10 best sports games of 2022

1.FIFA 23

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EA recently launched the next FIFA title, FIFA 23. The game comes with Hypermotion 2 technology, which offers more animations and realistic player responses on PC, PS5 and Xbox Series X|S. FIFA 23 also features improved dribbling, improved transition to shooting, new acceleration mechanics, and much more. For the first time in the series, FIFA 23 introduced women’s soccer clubs, with two leagues including Barclays Women’s Super League and Arkena Division 1. The game will also benefit from FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia and New Zealand 2023, free of charge. updates.

FIFA 23 platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch

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2.Cricket 22

Cricket 22 offers a robust and realistic cricket experience, with fully licensed Ashes matches. Besides that, the game features Big Bash T20, The Hundred, CPL and other international tournaments. That being said, not all cricket teams are officially licensed, so you have a limited choice between teams. You can choose between England, Australia, Ireland, the West Indies and New Zealand. You can play both men’s and women’s matches in Cricket 22. The game features enhanced controls and real stadiums to play multiple game modes and tournaments.

Cricket Platforms 22 – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch

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3. NBA 2K23

NBA 2K23 is the latest 2K game in the NBA series, which brings major improvements in graphics, controls, and gameplay. The game features both NBA and WNBA and you can play modes such as MyCAREER, MyTEAM, MyGM, and MyLEAGUE. Gameplay has been refined to deliver an authentic basketball experience with smooth controls. On top of that, NBA 2K23 brings back Jordan Challenges which you play as Michael Jordan and recreate his iconic achievements in-game.

NBA 2K23 platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch

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4. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 is a remake of the original iconic THPS games. The game brings back Tony Hawk and the original pro roster, who will guide you through skateparks and help you learn various tricks. All the original game modes are back with improved graphics and modern controls to let you pull off insane tricks. The game also features music from the original games as well as music to further enhance the gaming experience. Besides that, you can compete against 1+2 THPS players across the world in multiplayer modes.

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2 Platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch

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5. Rocket League

Rocket League is basically soccer with cars. Although it’s not a real sport, it should become one at some point. The game has a wide roster of cars and well-designed arenas to encourage intense battles to score goals. You can perform various tricks with your car and get bonuses that will help you score goals or knock out your opponent’s cars. Rocket League is especially fun when you play it with your friends. Rocket League saw an increase in its player base after the game went free-to-play last year.

Rocket League Platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch

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6. Soccer Coach 22

Football Manager 22 is designed for players who are more interested in managing teams, instead of playing the game itself. In this game, you can negotiate transfers, offer new contracts, train players, interact with the press and much more to develop your team. Football Manager 22 aims to provide accurate match simulation based on your team and opposing team players. The game offers 123 football leagues with over 500,000 real players to create your own team and compete to reach the top.

Football Manager 22 platforms – PC, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch

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7. Republic of Horsemen

Riders Republic serves as a spiritual successor to 2016’s Steep. The game comes with a huge and beautiful open world filled with multiple activities. The open world is a combination of seven national parks in the United States that are perfectly put together. The adventure sports title offers several bikes, snowboards, skis and wingsuits to participate in Career mode or multiplayer events. Up to 64 players can compete simultaneously in the massive multiplayer environment.

Riders Republic Platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

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8. Electronic Football 2023

Konami’s popular PES series went free-to-play in 2021, with a live game structure. The game has been rebranded as eFootball and it continues to provide the signature PES experience. The game offers a realistic view of football matches. Although not as popular as FIFA, eFootball has die-hard PES fans who continue to play the game. eFootball 2023 has several single and multiplayer game modes, where you can play with your favorite team and player in real stadiums.

eFootball 2023 Platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

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9. Golf with your friends

As the name suggests, Golf With Your Friends lets you play multiplayer golf with up to 11 players. What makes this even better is that you can also play local multiplayer using the Hot Seat option. The game features several themed mini-golf courses with different types of power-ups. These power-ups will allow you to freeze golf balls and place obstacles to prevent opponents from scoring. Golf With Your Friends also has a level editor that allows you to create your own mini golf courses.

Golf With Your Friends Platforms – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Switch

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10.F1 22

F1 22 is the official game of the 2022 FIA Formula 1 World Championship, which features several improvements over its predecessor. The game has redesigned cars and rules to make racing even more intense and action-packed. F1 22 offers 20 drivers and 10 teams and also allows you to create your own team in My Team mode. On top of that, the game features Career mode, Formula 2, as well as online and split-screen multiplayer. F1 22 is the most authentic F1 racing experience you can play right now.

F1 Platforms 22 – PC, PS5, PS4, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One

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Gukesh and Erigaisi are very, very strong players: chess legend Anand

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The legendary Viswanathan Anand thinks India’s young chess players are on the right track given their penchant for hogging the limelight here and there.

Teen grandmasters R Praggnanandhaa, D Gukesh and Arjun Erigaisi, among others, have had a superb run in 2022, with victories over world champion Magnus Carlsen being the feather in their cap.

Commenting on Gukesh’s stunning 29-hit win over Norwegian superstar Carlsen in the preliminary section of the ongoing Aimchess Rapid online tournament, the five-time world champion said it showed players like him and Erigaisi are very strong and can take on anyone on the other side of the board.

“I think it just shows that Arjun and Gukesh are very, very strong players who can compete well with anyone sitting on the other side of the board. It’s also good that they regularly play against top players because that’s how you follow,’ Anand told PTI on Monday.

A day before Gukesh, Erigaisi had beaten the world No. 1.

The Chennai-based chess legend praised Gukesh and said he is someone who always plays without fear and never holds back.

”With Gukesh he wins games, loses games, but he is very much in contention for qualification. It was a fierce battle. Gukesh played fearless as always. He never held back, kept the game very dynamic. “He was worse but Magnus made a mistake, and Gukesh’s tactical accuracy is very, very high, and (he) immediately jumped on it.

”I have personal experience of this with Gukesh. Very often I will make a mistake and he will jump on it. He is very alert. It’s one of Magnus’ skills and it’s good that Gukesh is showing it and it just tells me that they (Gukesh and Erigaisi) are on the right track,’ Anand said of the 16-year-old. , who is the youngest GM in the country. to achieve the title at the age of 12 years, 7 months and 17 days, in 2019.

Gukesh, who is coached by Vishnu Prasanna, has been in superb form this year and impressed with a splendid performance at the Chess Olympiad in Mamallapuram near here in July-August, with India-2 taking bronze in the Open section.

He looks to be continuing his great run and the win over Carlsen, his first ever over the Norwegian, could be the start of bigger things.

After scoring against the world No. 1 in an online game and asking if it would be difficult to beat him on the board, Gukesh said: “Online and classic are two different formats and require different skills. Due to Magnus’ skills, he’s a tough opponent to play against whether it’s online or offline. Both formats require different skills and I think it would be a fun encounter to play against him in the classic format.” Meanwhile, former Women’s World Champion Susan Polgar, in a tweet after Gukesh’s loss to Carlsen, wrote, “3 teens @DGukesh @ArjunErigaisi @rpragchess have now beaten World Champion Magnus Carlsen! This is not Only a matter of time there will be another classical world champion from India!” International master and noted trainer V Saravanan hailed Gukesh for the win over Carlsen and said the youngsters (Gukesh, Erigaisi and Praggnanandhaa) have improved very steadily and such performances would allow them to play solid tournaments.

”These boys are improving very steadily. Beating Carlsen is kind of an indication… It’s of course online (event) chess and speed… But they still have to prove themselves in classic tournaments…”, a- he added.

”It gives them an opportunity. I expect them (the young Indian players) to get good breaks and can play good tournaments. All in all, we see a bright future,” Saravanan said.

He also seemed to disagree with the idea that the once unbeatable Carlsen was on the wane. The Norwegian player has surprisingly suffered a few defeats in 2022, including against Indian aces Erigaisi, Gukesh and Praggnanandhaa.

“Carlsen is definitely not on the decline,” he said, dismissing the losses he’s suffered recently.

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India’s 16-year-old chief executive Gukesh stuns Carlsen

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Indian teenage grandmaster D Gukesh stunned Magnus Carlsen in the ninth round of the preliminary round of the Aimchess Rapid online chess tournament, becoming the youngest person to beat the world champion.

The 16-year-old from Chennai beat the world no. after the 12th round.

Gukesh’s 29-hit dismantling of the world champion comes a day after 19-year-old compatriot Arjun Erigaisi scored a maiden victory over the world champion.

“Gukesh just became the youngest player ever to beat Magnus after he became WC! Hats off to the 16-year-old Indian superstar,’ said the Meltwater Champions Chess Tour, of which the Aimchess Rapid event is a part, on its Twitter feed.

Gukesh is 16 years 4 months 20 days old and the previous record before his win was R Praggnanandhaa’s 39-stroke victory over Carlsen at the Airthings Masters in February. Pragg was 16 years 6 months and 10 days old when he beat the world No.

The Indian was quoted as saying after the memorable win: ”Beating Magnus is always special, but I wasn’t very proud of that game. ” ” As a professional, I am happy with the way I played the match. Winning surely plays a vital role in boosting my confidence and I look forward to playing more matches,’ Gukesh told PTI.

Calling the win important, the Chennai player said playing Carlsen was always an interesting challenge and he looked forward to playing against him in the near future.

”It’s definitely an important victory. Playing with Carlsen is always an interesting challenge and I look forward to playing with him again in the near future,” he added.

When asked if there was any special preparation for the match against Carlsen, the Indian general manager said: ”I had a discussion with my coach, Vishnu Prasanna, about the playing styles of all the players. event players. We came up with a brief plan of what to play against each participant based on their style of play.” Subsequently, Gukesh suffered a setback in round 10 when he lost to Duda, but rebounded superbly to beat Mamedyarova and Eric Hansen in the next two rounds.

Erigaisi has as many points (21) as Gukesh and is fourth as the race for the knockout stage draws closer.

Erigaisi, 19, started the third day of preliminaries with a defeat against Mamedyarov before scoring against Hansen and the talented German Vincent Keymer. However, a defeat at the hands of fellow Indian Aditya Mittal in the 12th round spoiled what would have been a good day.

Gukesh continued what has been a superb year so far for young Indian players by becoming the third to put it on Carlsen after Praggnanandhaa and Erigaisi, who did so at the Julius Baer Generation Cup online event in the last month.

Even as Gukesh and Erigaisi highlighted their talent and picked up victories, the other Indians – Vidit Santhosh Gujrathi, Aditya Mittal and P Harikrishna – failed to impress.

Gujrathi sits in 10th place and out of knockout qualifying range with 14 points. He lost two of his four games against Duda and Hansen. He drew against Mamedyarov before ending the day with a win over Keymer.

Mittal (12 points) is in 12th place. He upset Erigaisi in round 12 after losing his previous three matches against Anish Giri (Netherlands), Richard Rapport and David Anton Guijjaro in rounds 9, 10 and 11 respectively.

Harikrishna is 15th after 12 rounds of play and is not in contention to reach the quarter-finals. To his credit, however, he held Carlsen to a draw in the 10th round in a 76-hit game.

World champion Carlsen is in fifth place after a quiet day. After losing to Gukesh, it drew against Harikrishna and world rapid champion Nodirkbek Abdusattorov and ended with a win over Daniel Naroditsky.

Gujrathi picked up an impressive victory over rapid world champion Abdusattorov but drew with Grandelius and Naroditsky and a defeat at the hands of Carlsen caught up with him.

The Aimchess Rapid tournament is part of the Meltwater Champions tour and brings together 16 players including five Indians. After the 15-round knockout, the top eight advance to knockouts.

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Indian GM Erigaisi surprises Magnus Carlsen in Aimchess Rapid tournament

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Indian grandmaster Arjun Erigaisi grabbed the spotlight on Sunday by defeating world champion Magnus Carlsen in the seventh round of the Aimchess Rapid online chess tournament preliminaries.

Erigaisi, 19, who fell to compatriot Vidit Santosh Gujrathi to get a losing start in the event, is currently in fifth place after eight rounds. The win over Norwegian superstar Carlsen in the seventh round early on Sunday was the Indian’s first over the world champion. Erigaisi won three straight matches, beating Nils Grandelius (Sweden), Daniel Naroditsky (USA) and Carlsen before settling for a draw against Jan-Krzyszstof Duda (Poland). He has 15 points and is fifth behind Uzbeks Nodirbek Abdusattorov (17 points), Shahkriyar Mamedyarov (Azerbaijan) and Carlsen (both 16) and Duda (15). Erigaisi lost last month to Carlsen in the final of the Julius Baer Generation Cup online tournament. His 54-stroke victory over the world champion allowed him to bounce back from a slow start to the event and bring him back into the top eight.

Another Indian, D Gukesh, sits sixth with 12 points after mixed fortunes on the second day of the preliminaries. After beating fellow countryman P Harikrishna in the fifth round, he lost to Abdusattorov and Naroditsky in the sixth and eighth rounds respectively. In between, he beat Grandelius in the seventh.

The other Indian players in the fray, Gujrathi, Aditya Mittal and Harikrishna are in 10th, 11th and 15th places after eight rounds of the 15-round preliminary stage. Gujrathi picked up an impressive win over fast-paced world champion Abdusattorov but drew with Grandelius and Naroditsky and a loss at the hands of Carlsen caught up with him.

Carlsen hasn’t been at his best so far, having suffered two defeats (to Mamedyarov and Erigaisi) and escaped with a draw against Indian youngster GM Mittal in the fourth round. He faces Gukesh in the ninth round.

The Aimchess Rapid tournament is part of the Meltwater Champions Tour and has 16 players, including five from India.

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SKF Goa River Marathon 2022 is back

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Launches “Women lead the world” theme to promote social inclusion Panaji, Goa, India (NewsSee) SKF India, the leading supplier of bearing technologies and solutions and services, extends its partnership with Vasco Sports Club for the second consecutive year for the 12th edition of the Goa River Marathon to be held in Chicalim, Vasco-da-Gama on Sunday, December 11, 2022. With the theme “Women Rule the World”, the SKF Goa River Marathon aims to promote the importance of social inclusion and to open up the running community for all. The event will start and end at the grounds of Chicalimpanchayat and will be held in three competitive categories of 42 km (full marathon), 21 km (half marathon) and the 10 km race. Participants can also choose to be part of the fun 5K run. Runners can register for the “SKF Goa River Marathon” on the website: Nitin Bandekar, Chairman of Vasco Sports Club, said, “We are delighted to be working with SKF India as Title Partner for the second consecutive year. This year, we launched the theme “Women Lead the World” to promote the importance of social inclusion and welcome runners and walkers of all ages from across the country. We are offering a 30% discount for every female registrant and for the first time the cash prizes for females and males will be the same starting this year. Together with SKF India, we look forward to providing an enriching experience for our racing community and continuing to build on the legacy of this event as one of the most celebrated sporting events in India. Manish Bhatnagar, Managing Director of SKF India Ltd., said, “We are honored and delighted to once again support the Goa River Marathon as title sponsors. The theme – “Women lead the world” is a wonderful opportunity to promote social inclusion and attract diverse female participants in running sports. At SKF, inclusivity is deeply embedded in the way we operate, and we remain committed to driving positive change towards creating a diverse and inclusive culture. As we return to the nation’s most scenic and oldest marathons, we look forward to celebrating the joy of running and the power of the human spirit this year as well. Rakesh Unny, Secretary of Vasco Sports Club, said, “The SKF Goa River Marathon is considered one of the toughest marathon courses in the country and showcases the scenic landscape of Goa. Under the theme “Women Rule the World”, we look forward to helping create a more equitable and inclusive running industry. Anu Acharya, CEO of Associate Sponsor Mapmygenome, said, “SKF-GRM is one of the premier marathon events in India and our collaboration with them reinterprets the fitness and diet regimes commonly used in marathons. Kamala Prasad, Director, Venture Builders, Associate Sponsor, said, “The Goa River Marathon is one of the most popular marathons in India. Having athletes running along the scenic Zuari River makes this a unique race. About SKF SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing industry. We do this by providing solutions that reduce friction and CO2 emissions, while increasing machine uptime and performance. Our products and services around the rotating shaft include bearings, seals, lubrication management, artificial intelligence and wireless condition monitoring. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has approximately 17,000 distribution sites worldwide. Annual sales in 2021 were SEK 81,732 million and the number of employees was 42,602. About Vasco Sports Club Vasco Sports Club was founded in 1951 and has fielded a strong football team in national and local tournaments for the past seven decades. The club started organizing the popular SKF Goa River Marathon 12 years ago. Today, the SKF-GRM is one of India’s most popular marathons and has an AIMS-certified course that runs along the scenic Zuari River. The SKF-GRM is also ranked among the top 10 world marathons by National Geographic Traveller.

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Rafiq set to leave England after abuse and intimidation: report

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Azeem Rafiq, whose allegations of racism in Yorkshire have led to a series of sports culture scrutiny, is leaving England to protect his family from abuse and bullying.

In 2020, the 31-year-old opened up about a ‘racist institutional culture’ in Yorkshire, including by former England players.

The cricketer, whose family moved to the UK from Pakistan after a business partner of his father was murdered following a failed kidnapping attempt, is facing abuse and threats, reported the ‘’.

”Rafiq has received a series of threats both online and in person lately and in one case, captured by CCTV earlier this month, an individual was seen defecating in the garden of the house where live his parents. In another, a masked intruder was seen lurking outside the property,’ the report said.

Rafiq’s father suffers from an illness and constantly needs an oxygen tank.

Rafiq and four others were recently reprimanded by England’s Cricket Disciplinary Board for using “anti-Semitic language” on social media in 2011.

Accepting the reprimand, Rafiq apologized to the Jewish community and said he was embarrassed.

Rafiq was the whistleblower in the Yorkshire racism scandal – he first spoke about it in September 2020.

He then gave evidence to a group of MPs and said he was ‘close to taking his own life’ for the ‘toxic’ atmosphere in the dressing room when Gary Ballance was named skipper during his second stint at the club.

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National Games 2022: Services on track for first place

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Services, the Indian Armed Forces team at the 2022 National Games in Gujarat, are on course to win the most medals for the fourth consecutive time. The services started the day with 53 gold medals and added three more podiums on Tuesday to maintain their lead with 56 gold, 34 silver and 31 bronze for a total of 121 medals. as shared by the Olympic Games website.

Maharashtra, with 38 gold medals (138 in total), and Haryana, with 34 gold medals (106 in total), are vying for second place on the final day of the National Games. The men’s softball was won by Maharashtra, while Punjab won the women’s softball. Haryana, which won gold in wushu by athlete Ravi Panchal and Rajkot women’s hockey team, will be aiming to overtake Maharashtra in boxing on Wednesday.

Eight boxers from Haryana have qualified for the final and are expected to help the state overtake Maharashtra in the medal tally at the National Games. Karnataka won the men’s hockey gold medal at the Major Dhyan Chand Hockey Stadium in Rajkot. Karnataka beat Uttar Pradesh in a sudden death tiebreaker after the teams tied 2-2 in regulation and each scored four goals in the penalty shootout.

Gujarat also had the best performance in the history of the National Games, winning 47 medals, including 13 gold, 15 silver and 19 bronze. West Bengal beat Kerala 5-0 in the men’s football final to win the championship. West Bengal’s Naro Hari Shrestha scored three goals, while Surajit Hansda and Amit Chakraborty netted one each.

In boxing, bronze medalist Lovlina Borgohain and Commonwealth Games medalists Mohammed Hussamuddin and Jaismine Lamboria advanced to the boxing finals in their respective weight classes. (ANI)

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Campbell of Cricket-West Indies can appeal against doping ban

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Anti-doping drummer John Campbell says the Jamaican anti-doping authority failed to ‘properly notify’ him of a blood sample being taken and that he plans to appeal against a four-year doping ban that was issued to him. imposed. A three-member independent panel has sanctioned Campbell for an anti-doping violation after the Jamaica Anti-Doping Commission (JADCO) accused him of evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection at his home in Kingston in April .

“Mr. John Campbell and his legal team are very disappointed with the decision of the Independent Anti-Doping Disciplinary Committee,” his lawyers said in a statement posted on the West Indies Players’ Association (WIPA) website. “Mr. Campbell has been a clean athlete throughout his outstanding batting career and he remains committed to clean sport…Our client has, to date, never returned an Adverse Analytical Finding for Prohibited Substances .”

Opening hitter Campbell played 20 Test matches, six one-days and two Twenty20 Internationals for the West Indies. His lawyers said they believe there were several shortcomings on JADCO’s part in notifying the athlete about the sample collection.

“We have read the written decision of the Discipline Committee and believe there are legitimate grounds for appeal,” the statement added. “Mr. Campbell’s position was that he had not been properly advised by JADCO. “Our client will therefore consider exercising his right of appeal at this time after further consultation with his legal team and will make a decision under little.”

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The Kardashians get booed at sports games and awards shows

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against their detractors. The Kardashian Jenners are no strangers to getting booed by fans in public.

Part of living a life in the spotlight means the famous family members regularly encounter backlash from fans. If they sometimes have to hear rude comments on social networks, Kourtney Kardashian, Kim Kardashian, Khloe Kardashian, Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner and Kris Jenner were also booed and heckled at sporting events and on the streets.

Khloe thought about how to deal with his enemies during an interview with She magazine in October 2020. “At first, [mean comments] would definitely bother me, and I’m like, what in the world is going on? she said at the time. “I would never take my time to shame someone or be negative. I only comment on pleasant and positive things.

“At first I let things like that affect me. And now I don’t really care,” keeping up with the Kardashians alum added. “Maybe if I have a bad day. But generally I would say 90% of the time it doesn’t affect me.

However, she went on to note that she has been known to stand up to her critics in the past. “Sometimes I have to fuck a little with people” Khloe said. “I try not to! I try to behave myself, but sometimes they just ask.

Kim has also been open about the hate she’s received from fans over the years. In a March 2018 post on titled “How I Handle Haters,” she said, “If you let people get you down, it’s harder to focus on your goals. Just do it and don’t give in. not negativity.

“I used to be really sensitive – I had Google alerts and looked on websites and was so upset, but now I don’t care,” the Skims mogul wrote. “When people say negative things about me, I try to take the high road most of the time.”

She continued, “I always ask the questions: will this affect me in a week? In a month? In a year? And usually the answer is no, but if it’s something that really bothers me, I’ll answer.

Keep scrolling to take a look back at all the times the Kardashian-Jenners were booed in public.

Goa will host the 37th National Games in October 2023

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The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) announced on Saturday that the 2023 National Games will be held in Goa in October. To avoid conflicts with important international events, the dates of the 37th National Games will be decided later.

“The date of the 37th National Games will be decided later keeping in mind the dates of the 19th Asian Games, which will be held from September 23 to October 8 next year in Hangzhou, China,” said the general secretary. of the IOA, Rajeev Mehta, quoted by Olympic Games website. The 36th National Games, which were originally scheduled for 2016, were to be held in Goa while the 35th was held in Kerala in 2015.

However, the major event was moved to Gujarat earlier this year after being delayed again and again due to COVID-19. The National Games are now taking place. Goa will host the National Games for the first time this year.

Athletes from several Indian states and union territories compete for medals at the National Games, a multi-sport event with Olympic roots. The current National Games feature over 7,000 competitors competing in over 30 sports, including non-Olympic sports. Finding athletes with the potential to represent the nation at the Olympics is the goal of the National Games. Over the years, the National Games have featured notable Indian athletes including Neeraj Chopra, PT Usha, Dipa Karmakar and Sajan Prakash.

In unrecognized India, Lahore hosted the first National Games in 1924. Six Gujarati cities Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot and Bhavnagar host the current Games. (ANI)

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Delhi Capitals partners with DHM

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The city’s IPL team, Delhi Capitals, has lent its support to the prestigious Delhi Half Marathon (DHM), as the event returns to the nation’s capital after a two-year hiatus. The most prestigious half marathon in the world, which sees massive participation every year, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Through this association, Delhi Capitals will continue to play an active role in motivating the people of Delhi to participate in the event, promoting physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle.

Speaking on the partnership, Delhi Capitals CEO Dhiraj Malhotra said, “We are very happy to partner again with the Delhi Half Marathon. As a franchise, we want to reach out to our citizens and engage in community initiatives, so this association is very much in line with this thought process of ours. On behalf of Delhi Capitals, I wish all organizers and participants all the best for Race Day!” Anil and Vivek Singh, Promoters, Procam International, said: “Delhi Half Marathon and Delhi Capitals are an integral part of the fabric of Delhi and so it is a great combination to inspire Delhiites to become even more active. “

“Delhi Capitals has always received immense love from the capital city. The IPL franchise is a thrill in Delhi and so we believe this collaboration will encourage many more people to lace up and take part in Delhi’s biggest running festival” , he added. The Vedanta Delhi Half Marathon, which sees thousands of participants every year, has always inspired the capital to go beyond what is possible. The people of Delhi will come together again to inspire and #RangDeDilli.

Registration for all physical race categories – Half Marathon, Open 10K, Great Delhi Run (5km), Senior Citizens’ Run (3km) and Champions with Disability Run (3km) – is open until 11.59pm on Tuesday 11 October , 2022. To encourage female participation, a limited number of race places are reserved for applicants who are unable to submit a timing certificate or who do not adhere to the timings listed on the event website.

Participants from all over the world will be able to experience the magic of the Delhi Half Marathon and run as one with the event through the exclusive Delhi Half Marathon app. The virtual race categories are Half Marathon, Open 10K and Great Delhi Run (5km). (ANI)

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Football-Sevilla sacks coach Lopetegui after Borussia Dortmund beating

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Struggling La Liga side Sevilla sacked coach Julen Lopetegui on Wednesday after they were beaten 4-1 at home by Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League, the club have announced. The six-time Europa League winners have continued their poor start to the campaign, winning just one game in all competitions so far this season.

“Thank you to all the people and all the players who have given me wonderful things here at Sevilla,” Lopetegui told Movistar Plus after Wednesday’s defeat but before the team officially announced his dismissal. “I am sad to leave a team that I love very much. I also thank the Sevilla fans, who must understand this and appreciate the support.

“I have already said goodbye to the players. Now is not the time to talk about disrespect. I am grateful for everything I have achieved at this club.” Lopetegui, who was in tears, received a standing ovation at the end of the match from the fans, who chanted that the board should resign.

It was widely reported by Spanish media earlier on Wednesday that Sevilla had agreed a deal with former Olympique de Marseille coach Jorge Sampaoli to take over for a second stint at the club and that Lopetegui already knew that he was going to be sacked before the game. . Sevilla are 17th in the La Liga table with five points, one above the relegation zone, their worst start to a league season since promotion to the top flight in 2001.

The club’s board are facing questions from angry fans who had high expectations after finishing last season in fourth place after battling with Real Madrid for the title for most of the campaign. “Sevilla FC have sacked Julen Lopetegui as first-team coach after the clash against Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday,” the club said in a statement posted on their website.

“Lopetegui closes a successful stage with three magnificent campaigns in which the objectives were more than achieved and a fourth season in which, however, the results were not there, Sevilla FC adding five points out of a possible 21 in La Liga.” Lopetegui led Sevilla to a record sixth Europa League title in 2020.

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Soccer-City’s Haaland hails chemistry with De Bruyne

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Erling Haaland took his tally to 14 Premier League goals with a hat-trick in Manchester United’s 6-3 thrashing on Sunday and the Manchester City striker said the chemistry he forged with Kevin De Bruyne had been a important factor in its success. Belgian De Bruyne was involved in four of Haaland’s league goals, including two in Sunday’s derby win.

“It’s crazy, the passes, we meet again,” Haaland, who joined the Premier League champions at the end of the season, told City’s website in an interview published on Monday. “I’ve only been at the club for a few months, but the chemistry feels so natural. That might be the best part.

“It’s natural, that I go on the run, and he finds me. When it feels natural, there’s nothing better. “It’s fantastic, it’s really something special, but we can’t not forget the others. Kevin is a player, but I could sit here all day and talk about everyone. It’s not just him, but there are also so many others and other amazing assists.”

City host FC Copenhagen in the Champions League in midweek before returning to domestic action against Southampton on Saturday.

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New Zealand hosts World Cup amid growth in women’s rugby

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New Zealand are the hosts and defending champions but will not be one of the favorites at the Women’s Rugby World Cup, which kicks off on Saturday with three straight matches at Auckland’s Eden Park stadium.

New Zealand’s Black Ferns won the last World Tournament in Ireland in 2017 and have been the highest-ranked women’s team almost continuously from 2003-2020.

But the Ferns have slipped to No 2 in the world rankings behind England’s Red Roses, who took first place in 2020 and are unbeaten in 23 matches since 2019.

France, although ranked No. 4, are also top contenders, seasoned by competition in Europe’s Six Nations tournament and having won their last four matches against New Zealand.

The World Cup comes at a pivotal time for women’s rugby, following concerted efforts to increase investment of money and resources by World Rugby and national rugby unions. The global tournament should showcase the benefits of this investment in match quality and competitiveness.

The first three matches – France v South Africa, England v Fiji and Australia v New Zealand – are expected to be played in front of a crowd of around 40,000 at Eden Park, a record for a Women’s World Cup match. World Rugby hopes to seize the moment.

“Women’s rugby is the cornerstone of World Rugby’s growth plan for the whole game,” World Rugby director of women’s rugby, Sally Horrox, told “If we are to develop a global game for all, we will need more girls and women to play, coach, referee, volunteer and lead our sport,” said Horrox, World Cup New Zealand, the next three editions were crucial to this plan. .

“These events anchor us and provide a compass to guide us as we scale up our efforts and investments to accelerate growth over the next decade,” Horrox said.

World Rugby chief executive Alan Gilpin said the record crowd expected on opening day is “a great sign of confidence that this will be a great tournament”. The tournament was scheduled to take place in 2021 but was delayed due to travel issues caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

“A year late, you’re still worried that it’s going to be difficult to run a tournament in the circumstances we find ourselves in,” Gilpin said. “The teams have been incredibly patient. Their commitment has been fantastic and I think what you see is the New Zealand public supporting them. I think that bodes well for the whole tournament.” Singer-songwriter Rita Ora will perform at Eden Park on opening day to voice her support for women’s sport.

“I’m a women’s advocate, so for me to bring attention to women’s World Cup rugby is incredible, especially with the success of the Women’s Euros this year,” Ora said. “I think spotlighting that will eventually make it the norm, just like the way people are going to watch men’s rugby. I believe there’s a huge space for women to follow suit – if they don’t. don’t already.” The teams that will compete in the World Cup have been divided into three groups of four. New Zealand are in Group A with Australia, Wales and Scotland, while England and France have been drawn with South Africa and Fiji in Group C. Group B includes Canada – also considered a competitor – the United States, Italy and Japan.

The top two teams from each pool and the next two highest ranked teams will qualify for the quarter-finals. The final is scheduled for Eden Park on November 12.

With England dealing with favoritism, New Zealand have an extra weight to carry as hosts in a country where rugby is a clear favorite as the national sport. New Zealand co-hosted the first men’s Rugby World Cup with Australia in 1987 and won the tournament, also adding men’s titles at home in 2011 and in Great Britain in 2015.

“I will probably feel emotions that I have never felt before,” New Zealand co-captain Ruahei Demant said of the long-awaited women’s event. “You kind of dream of opportunities like this, playing a Rugby World Cup on home soil, but you never think it would happen.

“To be one of the luckiest, at the right time in our career, the stars are aligned. I can’t describe it because I don’t even know what it’s going to be like.”

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Best sports games in 2022

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The best sports games are video games that simulate the practice of a sport. Most sports have been recreated with play, including team sports, athletics, extreme sports, and martial arts. Some games emphasize the actual game of the sport, while others emphasize the strategy and management of the sport. Sports like soccer, football, golf and running have been turned into video games. Video games take many forms. You can be a single participant in a game or a manager in charge of an entire team.

Some sports have been introduced to new arenas, where golf is played in a post-apocalyptic world. Some sports don’t even exist in the real world. We’re blessed to live in a time when we can pick up a gamepad and put ourselves in the middle of sports video games so realistic we can practically smell the nachos in the booths. The default controls automatically position the player to take shots with swipe gestures that execute different shots. However, there are also settings for advanced controls. Below we have mentioned the best sports games.

Here is the list of the best sports games

FIFA Soccer

It is also one of the most popular sports games. It features full rosters of over 550 real teams. It includes stars from past and present. The game also includes one of the best graphics we have ever seen in a mobile game. It’s an EA game. Therefore, you will need to be ready for all the free features. Don’t expect a completely perfect game, but it’s definitely above average. In addition, it is renewed every year with updates to the list and, sometimes, even with modifications to the mechanics.

You can also customize your player’s physical appearance, but unlike the console version of the game, you can’t map your face to them, an odd omission given that the Vita has a built-in camera. Once you’ve set up your player, you can use them throughout Career Mode – and even in the Practice Arena – to boost their stats and earn achievements.

imposing city

Dominate the city in fast-paced multiplayer matches with mind-blowing dodgeball mechanics. Boost your offense by switching to enhanced dodge balls, hitting your opponents with a variety of specialized balls, or “up” at any time to be thrown by your teammates. Form an All-Star dodgeball team with your friends for multiplayer matches in a seamless crossplay experience! Together, eliminate your opponents in 3v3, 4v4 or free-for-all matches.

Knockout City takes a classic game, dodgeball, and turns it into a colorful and chaotic online multiplayer brawl with an impressive balance of depth and accessibility. For example, it’s possible to correctly time a button press to catch an incoming ball instead of getting knocked out, trick your opponent into charging the ball, execute a false throw, or pass the ball to a teammate. he’s in a better position. Various jumps, evasions and sliding maneuvers are also available to keep moving creatively.

rocket league

Rocket League’s strength is its accessibility. There is only one button to drive, jump and boost. The rest, including the seemingly endless ceiling of meta-skills involving somersaults, floating jumps, and seal-like precision with the ball, is up to you. The fact that he retained his stamina says a lot about developer Psyonix’s ability to alter the addictive formula.

Rocket League is all about getting into the next game full throttle as fast as you can. Unfortunately, the servers are still struggling, which means your mileage may vary from day to day when it comes to online features. But on the plus side, the mostly formidable AI can also make offline matches interesting and tense.

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

This year’s Football Manager brings together everything that has distinguished the series over the past decade into a single package, making it the best FM game ever. Take charge of a local non-league club or replace one of the greats in a trophy-winning team; the choice is yours because you have a story to tell and a legacy to forge. Deadline Day, the new feature of FM 2022, is as exciting as it is stressful.


“Pay to win.” “Script.” “Broken.” FIFA wouldn’t be FIFA without the players lined up to target it, and the lootbox mechanics for opening packs in Ultimate Team definitely need more transparency. Overall, however, there are few sports games – or games of any kind – that offer so much return for your money.

New gameplay features in FIFA 22 deliver greater consistency between positions with a rewritten goalkeeper that brings more composure to the most important position on the pitch, as well as new ball physics, shot explosive that better matches the acceleration of the fastest players in the game, and new offensive tactics that put you in control of your team’s playstyle. In career mode, live your soccer dreams by building and managing the game’s newest team to glory.

Super Mega Baseball 3

Super Mega Baseball 3, with its focus on near-superhuman athletes and their bountiful stats, is, in essence, an interactive baseball card. Metalhead Software’s latest title is a glimpse into what makes the sport an internationally beloved game, as it places you in a world where dingers go deep, showboats flex their supermassive biceps and pitcher-batter matches are games. strained from cat and mouse.

Get your money’s worth in a casual brawl or push the limits of your reflexes in this polished baseball simulator. The third title in the series features an all-new Franchise mode, major graphical improvements, and on-field additions such as situation-based player picks and traits.

NBA 2K22

From tarmac to hardwood and all over the neighborhood, NBA 2K20 and its next-level features are the closest thing to actually playing in the league. Welcome to the next one. Put your career on the line to stand up for what you believe in. NBA 2K22 is the ultimate basketball game for PC and is also the only basketball series available right now.

Almost every version of NBA 2K is full of cheats that the developers try to debunk. 2K22 offers players a number of classic teams from NBA history to choose from. Want to see how the 2021 Golden State Warriors fare against the 1996 Chicago Bulls? It is possible to play such games without spending extra money.

Last words

The best sports games are some of the worst monetized games in the industry, but that’s not the subject of today’s roundup. No, at AP we like to celebrate quality games. So that’s exactly what you’ll find in today’s roundup of sports games, titles that offer fair prizes and entertaining gameplay. we think they exemplify the best sports games Android has to offer; we hope everyone was able to find a game or two to play.

Chess-Federation to form panel to investigate cheating allegations

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The International Chess Federation (FIDE) has announced that it will convene a three-person panel to look into allegations by world champion Magnus Carlsen that American player Hans Niemann cheated. Carlsen, 31, withdrew from the Sinquefield Cup in St Louis, Missouri earlier this month after losing to the 19-year-old, who trails him by nearly 200 Elo points – the rating system used for calculating the relative skill level of players.

Carlsen’s surprise loss and withdrawal from the over-the-board tournament sparked a flurry of comments and allegations that Niemann had cheated, including from US grandmaster Hikaru Nakamura. The Norwegian then resigned at the Julius Baer Generation Cup after just one knock against Niemann in an online game.

Niemann was previously banned from for cheating online after admitting he didn’t play fairly in non-competitive games on the website in his youth. However, he denied any wrongdoing in over-the-board games. Carlsen said on Monday he believed Niemann had “cheated more — and more recently — than he publicly admitted.”

FIDE said in a statement on Thursday: “The investigation would be twofold: verifying the world champion’s allegations of alleged cheating by Niemann and Niemann’s self-declaration regarding online cheating…” The panel will ensure a fair decision, protecting the rights of both parties during the investigation.

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Soccer-Albion Women change shorts color due to rules issues

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West Bromwich Albion women’s team have replaced their white shorts with navy shorts due to concerns over the comfort of players during their periods, the English club announced on Thursday. Albion Women, who compete in England’s third-tier FA Women’s National League North, will wear blue shorts for the remainder of the 2022-23 season and beyond.

“Wearing white during menstruation is an issue that has been highlighted by women across all sports, and Albion will ensure this is fully considered when designing any future home kits,” the club said on its website. The decision to change the shorts was taken after full consultation with the players, the club added.

“This change will help us focus on our performance without additional worry or anxiety,” Albion Women captain Hannah George said. Coach Jenny Sugarman said she was proud of the club’s decision.

“It’s another sign of the continued integration of the women’s team into the club and recognition of a progressive and inclusive culture,” she said. The issue of female athletes wearing white clothing was raised at this year’s Wimbledon tennis championships when players spoke of the anxiety of being forced to wear white.

England striker Beth Mead was asked about the team’s all-white kit at the Women’s European Championship and said it was sometimes impractical.

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Albon returns to F1 in Singapore after appendicitis

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Formula 1 driver Alex Albon will return for the Williams team at the Singapore Grand Prix this weekend after recovering from appendicitis.

F1 posted a message on Wednesday on Twitter saying “Alex Albon will be back driving his Williams”. Albon missed the final race of the Italian GP three weeks ago after being hospitalized with appendicitis. He had taken part in Friday’s training at Monza, then fell ill and had surgery on Saturday.

Dutch driver Nyck De Vries stepped in and drove well to finish in ninth place.

Williams later said Albon suffered respiratory failure after his surgery and was moved to an intensive care unit.

“First of all I would just like to thank everyone for all their messages and support during the Italian Grand Prix weekend,” Albon told the F1 website. “My preparation for Singapore has been a bit different than normal, but I feel good and have done everything possible to prepare for one of the most physical races on the calendar.” Albon, 26, is eager to hit the Marina Bay street circuit but anticipates a tough time racing at night on a twisty track with high heat and humidity.

“I don’t underestimate the scale of the challenge this is going to represent, but I can’t wait to hit the track on Friday and get back behind the wheel,” he said. “It’s a great street circuit and the closest race to my home in Thailand so I’m really excited to be here and see the fans who have been out there.”

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Bumrah in Waugh’s top five for T20 World Cup

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Former Australia fly-half Mark Waugh, a World Cup winner, has picked Indian pace spearhead Jasprit Bumrah as one of his top five picks for the T20I Down Under centerpiece.

Bumrah recently returned to action after recovering from a back injury in the three-game T20 series against Australia which India won 2-1.

The 28-year-old, who has undergone rehab at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bangalore, appeared to be in fine form but has yet to find his old rhythm.

“I think he’s a fantastic bowler in all formats actually. His ability to get wickets in T20 cricket is key. He can play to the death and he can play in front,” Waugh told the ICC website.

Waugh chose Pakistani Shaheen Afridi as Bumrah’s new ball partner as they were the only two leaders in his top five which also included Afghan spinner Rashid Khan, Australian all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and England’s Jos Buttler.

“To open bowling at the other end, we will go with another great opening bowler, Shaheen Afridi from Pakistan, who is a terrific left-arm fast bowler,” Waugh said.

Calling Shaheen a wicket taker, Waugh said: ”He kind of lifts the team. He’s a guy other players follow.

”He’s a left arm so that’s another point of difference. He can get the ball right-handed, he’s quick too, so I got him number two. you know is going to play four overs.

”He’ll probably get two or three wickets and make 20 runs, and he can hit. He can also kick the ball over the fence. On his rationale behind Buttler’s choice, the Australian said: “I think he’s probably the number one batsman in world cricket in the T20 format. He’s just a clean ball attacker. ”The T20 World Cup will start on October 16.

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World chess champion Magnus Carlsen accuses Hans Niemann of cheating

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Julius Baer Cup: Erigaisi will face Carlsen in the final

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

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

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

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

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

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Boxing-IBA suspends Ukraine ahead of key leadership vote

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Dilip Tirkey becomes Hockey India’s first player-president

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Former India captain Dilip Tirkey became Hockey India’s first player-president on Friday after he was elected unopposed to the top job, as another sportsman landed the top job in a National Sports Federation (NSF) .

Hockey India’s elections were due to be held on October 1, but the results were announced in advance as there were no candidates for any position. Tirkey, who submitted his candidacy for the chairmanship of Hockey Odisha, was elected after Uttar Pradesh Hockey chief Rakesh Katyal and Hockey Jharkhand’s Bhola Nath Singh withdrew their nominations on Friday.

Tirkey, 44, is the latest addition to the list of players who have landed the highest job in a sports body. Recently, former player Kalyan Chaubey became the boss of the All India Football Federation (AIFF).

Tirkey says athletes can also contribute as administrators.

”I think former players should go into sports administration because they know where to focus. As Sourav Ganguly was in CAB first then went to BCCI and is performing brilliantly,’ Tirkey told PTI-Bhasha.

”I am happy that Hockey India has also elected a former player like me as president for the first time. Players go through many phases in their career and they get better experience,’ the former full-back added.

Adille Sumariwalla, who is also a former player, is the president of the Athletics Federation of India (AFI).

Bhola Nath was elected unopposed as Secretary General.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) has approved the nominations for Tirkey and his team. In a letter, the FIH said that when the number of candidates vying for a position is equal to or less than the number of positions, they will be deemed to have been elected unopposed as per the election regulations on the Hockey India website. “Therefore, we are happy to observe that the Executive Council of Hockey India is elected as put on the Hockey India website and the election of positions was unanimous for all positions,” he said. -he declares. The game’s governing body appreciated the efforts of the three-member Committee of Administrators (CoA), which included Justice Anil R Dave, SY Quraishi and Zafar Iqbal, in successfully completing the election process. ”We are delighted that the electoral process has been completed and that a democratic body is now in place. We extend our congratulations to Dr Dilip Tirkey, Bhola Nath Singh and Sekar J Manoharan and look forward to working closely with them,’ he added.

Tirkey, who is the country’s most capped player with 412 international caps, said there was a need to groom the next generation of players.

“There is a need for a specific training program for junior players, such as the need to prepare the next generation of drag flickers and goalkeepers and there will also be a focus on team fitness. “, did he declare.

“We saw how important the role of our drag flicker and goalkeeper PR Sreejesh was in the Olympics, but after that the next generation players will also have to be produced.” He also said he There is also a plan to restart the Hockey League.

”We also have plans to restart the hockey league. It will be discussed with the committee and after discussion with the executive council, it will be continued. ”Bhola Nath said he decided to withdraw his appointment as chairman to allow a great player like Tirkey to take the reins.

”I have withdrawn after due consultation with Dilip Tirkey. He is a legend and we decided to work together for the good of Indian hockey. Our goal is to see India win Olympic gold again,” Bhola Nath told PTI.

”We will also work to develop the game locally and make national hockey stronger.” Other elected members of Hockey India are Asima Ali (Vice President) of Hockey Jammu & Kashmir, SVS Subramanya Gupta of Karnataka (Vice Chairman), Sekar J Manoharan Hockey Unit of Tamil Nadu (Treasurer), Arti Singh of Hockey Rajasthan (Co-Secretary) and Sunil Malik of Hockey Haryana (Co-Secretary).

The five members of the executive council are Arun Kumar Sarswat (Rajasthan Hockey), Asrita Lakra (Jharkhand Hockey), Gurpreet Kaur (Delhi Hockey), V Sunil Kumar (Kerala Hockey) and Tapan Kumar Das (Assam Hockey).

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FIFA World Cup players will get FIFA data analysis app

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When the World Cup kicks off in Qatar on November 20, fans can expect a wealth of stats and match footage on social media and FIFA hopes this will include data and content from a new player.

FIFA said on Friday that all players in the final will be able to browse their performance data on a purpose-built app developed by the governing body which gives footballers from all 32 teams access to analytics and insights. The app has been created after player feedback, via players union FIFPRO, and the data will be synced with the video of the action to allow quick assessment of key moments.

While these data and metrics are widely available to players from top clubs and national teams, who employ analyst teams, the app will ensure that teams with fewer resources will also have access to them. The app will use inputs from FIFA performance analysts, tracking data and physical performance metrics such as distance covered, sprints and positional heatmaps.

Players will also receive match photos that they can share on social media along with stats and data. “This player-centric development is based on direct player feedback and is another great example of how FIFA is using technology to its fullest potential in improving the football experience for key players on the pitch.” , said Johannes Holzmueller, FIFA Director of Football Technology and Innovation.

Simon Colosimo, FIFPRO deputy general secretary, said the players had asked for better access to their performance data. “The FIFA Player app is a positive outcome that will enable personal data rights and provide a new resource for players at the FIFA World Cup in Qatar,” he said.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Qatar ambassador faces call for LGBT rights ahead of World Cup

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Qatar’s ambassador to Germany was urged on Monday to scrap his country’s sanctions for homosexuality at a human rights congress organized by the German football federation two months before the Middle Eastern country is hosting world Cup.

Fan representative Dario Minden switched to English to speak directly to Qatari Ambassador Abdulla bin Mohammed bin Saud Al Thani at the Frankfurt congress.

“I’m a man and I like men,” Minden said. “I do – please don’t be shocked – have sex with other men. It’s normal. So please get used to it or stay out of football. Because the most important rule in football is that football is for everyone. It doesn’t matter if you’re lesbian, if you’re gay. It’s for everyone. For the boys. For the girls. And for everyone in between.” Minden continued, “Abolish all sanctions regarding sexual and gender identity. The rule that football is for everyone is so important. We can’t allow you to break it, no matter how rich you are. You are more than welcome to join the international football community and also, of course, to organize a great tournament. But in sports, that’s how it is. You have to accept the rules.” Al Thani was to be given a chance to respond later, although his comments were to remain confidential. Only the opening 90 minutes of the federation congress were broadcast to the public and no journalists were invited to the event.

Federation spokesman Steffen Simon said it was not the organisation’s decision to hold the majority of the congress off-camera, but “we have received a clear request from some attendees that they would like discuss these issues internally with us. They didn’t want to argue in public. We respected that.” Qatar’s laws and society have come under increased scrutiny over the past decade.

Qatari law provides for a prison term of one to three years for adults convicted of consensual same-sex or lesbian sex. However, the US State Department warned in a report last year that homosexuality remains punishable by death under Sharia or Islamic law, although there have been no reports reporting such an execution in Qatar.

Major General Abdulaziz Abdullah Al Ansari, a senior official in charge of tournament security, previously told The Associated Press that rainbow flags could be removed from supporters at the World Cup in Qatar for the protect against attacks for promoting gay rights.

Al Ansari insisted that LGBTQ couples would still be welcome and accepted in Qatar for the World Cup despite same-sex relationships remaining criminalized in the conservative Gulf nation.

Before Minden spoke on Monday, Al Thani complained to the congress that the human rights issue was distracting from the tournament.

”We all care about human rights. But I would have enjoyed (it) more if I had seen some focus not just on one subject, but on the enjoyment of football and the effect of football on people around the world,” Al Thani said.

The Ambassador referred to the last World Cup in Russia, its invasion and takeover of Crimea from Ukraine, and the human rights abuses there, “and there was no attention, nor of Germany, nor of any country in Europe”. Al Thani said Qatar had abolished the controversial kafala system which required migrant workers to have a sponsor, a system which left many workers vulnerable to abuse and exploitation, and that the country had introduced a minimum wage. and a compensation fund for workers to claim rights violations.

”Yes, we are not perfect. We don’t claim to be perfect, but it’s a journey we’re going to write,” Al Thani said.

The ambassador invited football fans to go there on their own to “enjoy the football, see the different cultures” and meet the migrant workers once there.

”You’ll see them in hotels. You will come across them on public transport. Ask them,” Al Thani said.

He then touched on Bayern Munich’s longstanding sponsorship deal with Qatar.

”Bayern Munich have spent the last four or five years coming for a winter camp in Doha. Why don’t they talk? Why don’t they say they went to Doha? (If) they think it’s appalling, say so publicly or just shut up,” Al Thani said. “Because you know, you have the ability to be there. You have the ability to meet people, to talk to them. If you think something is wrong, say so. Don’t hide behind the bush. German Football Association President Bernd Neuendorf has called on the Qatari government to establish, “without any ifs and buts”, work centers where migrants can go in the event of employer violations, and a fund compensation for the relations of workers who died or were injured on the construction sites of the world cup.

“The latest request for funds is also for FIFA,” Neuendorf said.

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Australia confirm Nitschke as full-time women’s coach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Praggnanandhaa picks up three wins before losing to compatriot Yoo

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

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

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

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

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

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

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15 Best PS4 Sports Games That Are Still Worth Playing Today

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The sports genre is one of the most popular in all of gaming – you name a sport, there will be a game, and a multitude of people will play it. There’s such variety in the world of sports games that it often feels like you’re spoiled for choice, and each sport usually has two or three titles in sight for the top spot. The PlayStation 4 generation of games included probably some of the best and most varied sports games of all time (apart from the PlayStation 2 era) and that being said, it’s time to dive into the depths of some of these games because there are so many out there that are still standing now. So what are some of the best PS4 sports games still worth playing today?

#15 Madden NFL 21

The first game in this list of the best PS4 sports games comes from the long mad series. Madden NFL 21 follows the trend that most EA sports games follow: being an almost exact copy (aside from improved graphics) of the one that preceded it and the one that preceded it, and so on. This game received a mixed reception, with the gameplay being one of the game’s few highlights. However, several technical issues plagued it; player reception was also then negative, but for the most part a lack of innovation and lack of creativity was evident. Hardcore mad fans will always love this game, but it won’t attract new ones.

#14NBA 2K22

The NBA 2K The series has been going since 2005 and has had some highs along the way. NBA 2K22 is an entry that would fit somewhere in the middle or maybe even slightly up. The series has been random over the years, and NBA 2K21 embodies this by being one of the series’ all-time lows. There could be an argument that they got sloppy or too relaxed due to its biggest competitor (NBA live) withdraw from the race. NBA 2K22 showed that the publisher was once again moving in the right direction, with this game being a very good entry in the series.

#13 Gran Turismo Sports

The Gran Turismo has become synonymous with the PlayStation platform. This PlayStation 4 sports game exclusive focused on competitive online driving, and the extensive car collections you’ve seen on older games weren’t as varied as they were with this title – which, as expected, was not well received, and he let the game down. But the Gran Turismo the series will always be incredibly clean and very pretty, and this one was one of the prettiest; the graphics are phenomenal and they hold up extremely well to this day, which is a testament to the game itself. Nonetheless, even with its poor qualities, it’s still a good game in a top-tier racing series.

A football game with a difference, something that resulted in a very unusual yet incredibly memorable PS4 sports game. Mutant Football League is a violent and exaggerated interpretation of the American sport of football. It draws heavily from the original Mutant League Football from 1993, as well as other games of the same genre such as NFL Blitz. It’s quirky and unique games like this that are often better than realistic titles like mad (although some people might not like to admit it) and when it comes to having the most fun playing a football game, Mutant Football League is the most fun you can have.

#11 Everybody’s Golf (2017)

The Everyone’s Golf is another PlayStation exclusive and follows the ilk we just mentioned with Mutant League Football: an original game that is fun, relaxing and easy to play. This golf game can be played quietly and is not too taxing on the stress level. That’s not to say it doesn’t require skill… oh no, because you’ll still have the ability to get creative with your shots, but it also adds the ability for players to drive golf carts all around the track – I mean, that’s all golf, isn’t it? Everyone’s Golf also features great character customization, a fun online mode, and a great free roaming option.

#10 MLB The 21 Show

With sports games, realism plays a major role in the level of enjoyment one can have, as well as the overall experience. MLB The Show 21 is the most realistic baseball game you can play, and while it has some minor issues, it’s still a must-play game for baseball fans everywhere. These issues though: the mechanics often feel a bit sluggish and quite clunky, and there was only a slight improvement over the previous installment, which was disappointing due to the expectation of the game due to the generational leap of the console, but overall it’s a really enjoyable PS4 sports game.

#9 Super Mega Baseball 3

The super mega baseball has become one of the most cohesive and well-developed sports game franchises around, and the third is the best of the lot. Realism was mentioned when talking about MLB the show, and no, Super Mega Baseball 3 isn’t as realistic as it sounds, but when it comes to having as much fun as possible while playing a baseball game, then that’s it. It’s pretty much the best baseball game there is; it’s quirky and fun, but still quite challenging too – it’s not a stadium walk, that’s for sure. It ticks all the boxes of what makes a great PS4 sports game, and the series will only get better after that.

#8 PGA Circuit 2K21

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The world of golf was dominated by the PGA Tiger Woods franchise for several years, but the series lost its magic after the golfer brand split and struggled to regain it. The PGA Tour 2K21 was a revival of The golf club series but now under the 2K Sports brand, and it has reinvigorated a bit of magic into the life of the golf genre. It received positive reviews, with people acknowledging that the game retained some of the realism of its predecessors, while adding a lot more difficulty to its levels, but the whole thing is just much more engaging and accessible to a wider audience.

#7Fifa 22

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Every person and their dog have heard of the Fifa series, it is the biggest and best-known football franchise of all time. This long-running football game has become one of the best-selling franchises of all time, and Fifa fans are fiercely loyal to any released game. The series however suffers from an identity crisis, the games being often the same as the previous ones; FIFA 21 was terrible (it’s true, I said it) but FIFA 22 tried to bring the series back to where it once functioned, and it’s done a good job, with some people saying it’s the best Fifa game for a while.

#6 F1 2020

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It’s the 12e game in the long-running series and is probably about as good as it gets when it comes to racing games. As expected, F1 2020 has immaculate graphics and incredibly realistic mechanics, with gorgeous aesthetics. When it comes to thrilling racing games, this is the cornerstone of them all; you can have fun on your own in its immersive single-player mode, or you can race against your friends in the game’s wondrous multiplayer mode. I can only feel sorry for the titles that have to follow it, because to live up to this is a monumental task.

#5UFC 4

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EA Sports’ MMA game series is the pinnacle of fighting games and the positive trajectory it has enjoyed in its lifetime so far has been quite an achievement. UFC 4 is an incredibly detailed game that’s extremely fun and while the ground game mechanic still needs some work, the other aspects are about as smooth as it gets (for the most part). It’s the best game in the series, and it still holds up remarkably well even though it’s two years old, so hey, actually, there’s no rush for EA to release another one because this game always gets updates to his list as well as a few other things.

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This version of Pro Evolution Soccer was one of the best in the series, it may also be the time when the franchise took over from Fifa as being the best football game around – although some may still disagree with that. This series has always been late Fifa when it came to graphics (and they were miles behind at one point), licensing was another issue, and gameplay was often questioned. The improvements that eFootball Pro Evolution 2020 were very impressive, so much so that it’s probably the best game in the entire series – outside of those PlayStation 2 classics Pro Evo titles ie.

#3 FutureGrind

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A slightly different game in terms of PS4 sports games is the stylish stunt racing game, FutureGrind. This is a game about tricks, skill and speed, with players having to draw the perfect line in the toughest stunt sport of the future. You’ll have to string together huge combos on tracks made up of floating rails, but be careful because if you hit the wrong color rail, you’ll explode. If this game is anything, then it’s different, and you have to give it credit. When you step back and see how good this game is, you will be truly impressed. an extreme amount of fun, excitement, never boring and super vibrant… what’s not to love?

#2 Rocket League

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Speaking of difference, it’s one of the most unique and enjoyable PS4 sports games of all time – it’s football but with rocket-powered cars, what the heck shouldn’t love? When this game was released in 2015, it didn’t take long before it became a gaming sensation, quickly becoming a global name. rocket league was praised for its gameplay improvements over the previous SARP combat cars, but not only that, but the graphics and overall layout evolve the game into something quite impressive. Thanks to the game becoming free in 2020 as well, the popularity of rocket league went to another level, with a slew of people now experiencing it for the first time, an audience that still makes this game a big part of it to this day.

Tony Hawk 1+2 Pro Skater #1

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So here we have it, number one on this list of the best PS4 sports games still worth playing today is Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2. This remake version of the groundbreaking originals from the era is quite the game and catapulted Tony Hawk’s skating games into the public eye and made them relevant again, after a rough few years. This release has it all, crisp graphics, beautifully smooth mechanics, while still keeping the humor and everything that made the originals so revered. It simply enhances everything with such authority it’s hard not to admire, and it still includes a killer soundtrack that has become synonymous with the series.

Madrid keep dancing, beat Atlético to stay perfect

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rugby-Kolisi praises Boks best execution after Argentina win

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

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

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

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

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

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

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PSG player Hamraoui opens up on horrific attack

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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IOC Committee visits venues for 2028 Olympic Games in Los Angeles

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Leipzig expect hostile reaction as Rose returns to Gladbach

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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FIFA launches second installment of Club Management Diploma

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Nike releases US World Cup jerseys that some criticize as bland

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Everyday fantasy sports games are still alive in Ontario

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

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

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

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

DFS is not completely dead in Ontario

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Not just football, but DFS players love football

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

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

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

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

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

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

The QB Connection

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Motor racing-Doohan in frame for Alpine F1 seat

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Motor racing-Binotto apologizes for comparing Tsunoda to a tsunami

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Bosnia criticized for facing Russia in friendly November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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What sports/games are postponed due to the Queen’s death?

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The Queen of England, Queen Elizabeth II, died Thursday at the age of 96. Several sporting events that were due to take place have now been postponed. Here is a list of each match suspended at the time of this writing.


All Premier League and EFL matches scheduled for this weekend have been postponed.

The FA postponed the start of the WSL season and non-league and grassroots matches.

The The Scottish FA, SPFL, SWPL and Highland & Lowland Leagues have postponed all professional matches This weekend.

The The Irish FA have postponed all football matches in Northern Ireland for this weekend.


The British Boxing Board has postponed the middleweight championship fight between Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall as well as the junior lightweight unification title brawl between Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner. Both fights have been rescheduled for a tentative date of October 15 at the O2 Arena in London.


The DP World Tour postponed the BMW PGA Championship. It will resume on Saturday morning at 6:40 a.m.

More details on the championship here.


The Tour of Britain has canceled its remaining stages. Friday’s sixth stage in Gloucestershire, Saturday’s seventh stage in Dorset and Sunday’s ninth stage in the Isle of Wight will no longer take place.


The Far North 5k and the British Athletics 5km Road Championship were canceled.

The Junior and Mini Grand Nord races are postponed.


The England and Wales Cricket Board has confirmed the Friday cricket matches canceled. They will resume on Saturday.

Horses race

All the races that were to take place on Friday and Saturday have been postponed. They will resume on Sunday.

The race for On Sunday, Scotland’s Musselburgh Racecourse was cancelled.

Rugby Union

The boards of the RFU, DCMS and PRL have confirmed that the two matches scheduled for Friday will be postponed.

Bristol Bears vs Bath Rugby is Saturday at 5.30pm Sale Sharks vs Northampton Saints is Sunday at 3pm

The Welsh Rugby The union has postponed all senior rugby matches in Wales This weekend.

The Scottish Rugby The union has postponed all competitive domestic matches This weekend.

Rugby League

The The Championship match between Sheffield Eagles and Dewsbury Rams on Friday has been postponed.

Football-Manchester City Women signs Japanese midfielder Hasegawa

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

French rugby union president Laporte goes on trial over sponsorship deal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Soccer-Giggs will face a new trial for assault

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

Football-Chelsea sack Tuchel after Champions League loss to Zagreb

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

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

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

Tennis-Khachanov overthrows Kyrgios to reach US Open semis

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

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

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

The recent and turbulent managerial history of Soccer-Chelsea

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

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Chelsea FC part ways with head coach Thomas Tuchel

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Chelsea sack Tuchel after Champions League loss to Zagreb

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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OwnersBox launches daily fantasy sports games in Pennsylvania | NFL

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TORONTO – September 6, 2022 – ( )

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

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

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

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

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

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Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chelsea youngster Broja signs new contract until 2028

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

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

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

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

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

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English football shows its financial power with 2.2 billion dollars

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Aston Villa have signed Belgian midfielder Leander Dendoncker from Wolverhampton.

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

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

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

This figure was exceeded in this transfer window alone.

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

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

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

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

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

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What to play on Game Pass: Sports games

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

Bassmaster Fishing 2022

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

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

EA Sports Rory McIlroy PGA Tour

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Golf without limits in EA SPORTS Rory McIlroy PGA TOUR!

EA Sports UFC 3

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

FIFA 21 Standard Edition

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Madden NFL 22

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

Matchpoint Tennis Championships

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

MLB The Show 22

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

MotoGP 22

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

NHL 22

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

Windbreaker 2

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The best flying disc game of all time is back!


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

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