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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 Chess.com, 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 (www.iba.sport).

) “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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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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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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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 (https://fifa.fans/3DxpfUZ) 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 change.org 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 ownersbox.com. 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 www.formula1.com that Doohan was a consideration, although fourth-placed Alpine would prefer someone more experienced who could score big points immediately. “We believe in him, he’s shown a lot of potential, especially lately – talk about being there at the right time,” Rossi said.

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

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

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

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

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

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Motor racing-Binotto apologizes for comparing Tsunoda to a tsunami

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Bosnia criticized for facing Russia in friendly November

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Manchester City Women signs Japanese midfielder Hasegawa

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

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

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

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

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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 – ( Newswire.com )

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.

OwnersBox Fantasy sports is available via the web at www.ownersbox.com and on mobile on the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.

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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 www.formula1.com 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 https://www.fiba.basketball/eurobasket/2022/news/germany-give-nowitzki-ultimate-honor-retire-no-14. “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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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.

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

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Soccer-City signs Dortmund defender Akanji

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

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

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

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

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Soccer-Chelsea sign defender Fofana from Leicester

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

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

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

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

“The last two days have been really great days for me and I’m very happy,” Fofana told the club’s website https://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/article/fofana-signs-for -chelsea. “I trained this morning with the team and it’s a dream for me. I’m very excited to start playing for the fans and the club.

“I’m here to win trophies – the Champions League, the Premier League, the FA Cup, the Carabao Cup (Coupe de la Ligue), everything… The club is made to win trophies, so I’m here to Continue.” ($1 = 0.8607 pounds)

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Football-Chelsea loans Hudson-Odoi to Bayer Leverkusen

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Chelsea have loaned England winger Callum Hudson-Odoi to Bundesliga club Bayer Leverkusen for the remainder of the season, the Premier League club confirmed on Tuesday. Hudson-Odoi has fallen down the pecking order at Stamford Bridge under Thomas Tuchel and has been an unused substitute in each of their Premier League games this season.

Chelsea have said they reserve the right to recall the 21-year-old in January. Hudson-Odoi has suffered from long injury problems since his senior debut at Chelsea in 2018, including an Achilles tendon injury which sidelined him for five months.

He hasn’t played for Chelsea since an FA Cup win over Luton Town in early March. “Moving to Germany is really exciting for me and I can play in the Champions League with Bayer Leverkusen,” said Hudson-Odoi, who played more than 100 times for Chelsea.

“This combination is really appealing and I can’t wait to get to know the club, the fans and the Bundesliga.” On the club’s website, Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes described Hudson-Odoi as a “quick and penetrating winger”.

“He has everything to be able to help us immediately,” he said. “It will give our attacking game another special component. We are very happy that this transfer has gone through.” Bayer Leverkusen finished third in the Bundesliga last season and will play in Champions League Group B alongside Atletico Madrid, Brugge and Porto.

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New scam targets local school sports game streaming services

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The Better Business Bureau warns parents of a new scam linked to the streaming of local school sports games. As many high schools across the country switch to streaming games to make them more accessible during the COVID-19 pandemic, more and more people are logging on to watch their children, grandchildren, friends and community members. family play.

While this should be a way for friends and family to show their support and team spirit, it has also become a new avenue for scammers. The risks come mainly from Twitter, where schools can post links to streaming sports games.

Scammers will post fake links to streaming services that ask people to provide sensitive information — like social security numbers and credit card information — to watch the game.

It is easy for potential victims to start clicking on these fake streaming links as many of them will mark school names. However, the links never lead to the games, and consumers are forced to pay before realizing they won’t be able to access a streaming site. Additionally, any information provided on these sites can be compromised and used for future scams.

How to avoid these scams

With the start of the new school year and the fall sports season starting, it is important that everyone be vigilant against these scams. The Better Business Bureau urges consumers to be mindful when streaming games online.

The best way to avoid these scams is to check with your specific school whether the games will be streamed or not and what is the best way to access the stream. Twitter accounts that have few follower counts or only post links to streaming sites are also red flags to watch out for.

Taking a few extra minutes to research the site before clicking on it can be time consuming, but it’s worth it to protect consumers’ identity and personal information.

Consumers can monitor active scams and report scams through the Better Business Bureau here.

Sports news roundup: Tennis-Serena farewell tour headlines day one of US Open; Cycling: Kenyan cyclist Kangangi dies after crash in Vermont & more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-Serena’s farewell tour gets top billing on day one of US Open

Serena Williams will kick off what will likely be the final event of her farewell tour on Monday at the US Open where she will headline opening night in a first-round clash with Danka Kovinic from Montenegro. Williams, who three weeks ago announced her forthcoming retirement from tennis, will play the 7 p.m. ET (2300 GMT) match in front of more than 23,000 screaming fans at Arthur Ashe Stadium, where she won six of her 23 titles of the Grand Slam.

Cycling: Kenyan cyclist Kangangi dies after accident in Vermont

Kenyan cyclist Suleiman Kangangi, 33, died on Saturday after a high-speed accident during the Overland gravel race in the US state of Vermont, his team Amani said in a statement. The 59-mile (95 km) dirt road race includes nearly 7,000 feet (2,134 m) of climbing, according to the event’s website.

MLB roundup: Cardinals flex power late, knock out Braves

Tyler O’Neill hit the game-breaking three-run homer to lift the St. Louis Cardinals past the visiting Atlanta Braves 6-3 on Sunday. Tommy Edman and Lars Nootbaar hit solo home runs for the Cardinals, who erased a 3-2 deficit in the eighth inning to win for the 12th time in their last 15 games.

Spurs’ Kane targets Shearer’s all-time goalscoring record

Tottenham Hotspur striker Harry Kane is aiming to chase Alan Shearer’s all-time Premier League goalscoring record after his two goals against Nottingham Forest lifted him into third place in the goalscoring charts . Kane missed a penalty but scored twice to surpass 200 league goals in his career as Spurs maintained their unbeaten start to the season with a 2-0 win at the City Ground on Sunday.

NFL roundup: Jets beat Giants to wrap up preseason 3-0

Chris Streveler threw for two fourth-quarter touchdowns, including the game-winning one with 22 seconds left, to lift the host New York Jets to a 31-27 victory over the New York Giants in East Rutherford, NJ Streveler has hit receiver Denzel Mims, who recently requested a trade, in stride for a 29-yard touchdown in the front right corner of the end zone to tie the game at 24. The Giants responded with a field goal drive designed by quarterback Davis Webb, who played most of the time. game after Tyrod Taylor was injured in the first quarter.

Motor racing – Verstappen races towards the title with a Belgian victory

Red Bull’s Max Verstappen took another giant leap towards a second consecutive Formula 1 title with a dominating victory from 14th on the grid in Sunday’s Belgian Grand Prix. The Dutch driver, who was fastest in qualifying but crashed out of the grid due to engine and gearbox penalties, delivered a masterclass beating Mexican team-mate Sergio Perez by 17.8 seconds and performing the fastest lap.

Golf-McIlroy Wins FedExCup Title, Calls PGA Tour ‘Best Place’ For Golf

Rory McIlroy produced the biggest final-round comeback in Tour Championship history to beat world number one Scottie Scheffler by a stroke in Atlanta on Sunday, then used the moment to sing the PGA Tour’s praises. McIlroy, who started the final round at East Lake six shots behind Scheffler, notched a four-under 66 to reach 21 under the week in the PGA Tour’s season-ending event to win his third FedExCup title. and a first of $18 million. -place price.

Rugby: Australian men win first sevens world title in Los Angeles

Australia won their first men’s rugby sevens world championship on Sunday by taking bronze in the series final in Los Angeles. A 21-7 loss to Samoa secured Australia top spot after defending champions South Africa failed to reach the quarter-finals at Dignity Health Sports Park.

Rugby-All-Black coach back under pressure after Argentina clash

Less than two weeks after a resounding endorsement from New Zealand Rugby (NZR), All Blacks manager Ian Foster is under renewed pressure after a third straight home defeat this season. Foster was confirmed as manager until next year’s World Cup following victory over South Africa at Ellis Park, but a first-ever home defeat to Argentina in Christchurch again sounded the alarm.

Baseball: Rare Mickey Mantle Card Sells For Record $12.6 Million

A mint-condition Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for $12.6 million on Sunday, becoming the most valuable sports memorabilia to be sold at auction. The rare Mantle card, sold by Heritage Auctions, topped a record $9.3million set in May for the jersey worn by Diego Maradona when he scored the controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal in the Cup of the world of 1986.

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Sports games expected to come to Nintendo Switch Online after Wave Race 64

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The August addition of Wave Race 64 at Nintendo Switch OnlineThe growing library of retro games is welcome. The groundbreaking jet-ski racer was a revealing glimpse into the future of 3D gaming when it was released in 1996. It also represents the first standalone sports title available in Nintendo Switch Online’s N64 Expansion Pack subscription service, at excluding Nintendo titles like Mario Golf and Mario Tennis.

There are a plethora of other classic sports titles gamers would love to join Wave Race 64 In the coming months. From American football to wrestling, Nintendo has enjoyed a fruitful relationship with sports titles over the years, and it’s hopefully only a matter of time before some of these retro classics are added to the library. of content available to Nintendo Switch Online subscribers, and its expansion pack.

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NHL 99

Ice hockey games aren’t an incredibly popular genre outside of North America, and aside from hardcore hockey fans, most gamers are oblivious to the fact that they even exist today, although developer EA always releases new titles annually, the latest of which is next NHL 23. In 1998 however, when NHL 99 released for the N64, it managed to appeal to a wider audience with engaging gameplay that didn’t take itself too seriously. Combined with an arcade-style feel, the game got an impressive visual upgrade from its predecessor, and still plays well today for those lucky enough to own a copy.


Madden NFL 99

Madden NFL 99 represented a significant development for the franchise as the first game in the series to feature the now-standard Franchise Mode. It was a huge draw for NFL fans and ensured the popularity of the series. In addition to this improvement, Madden NFL 99 looked good, and the gameplay offered an experience that balanced realism with a slight arcade feel, satisfying fans on both sides.

wwf no mercy

When wwf no mercy came out for N64 in 2000, at the height of WWE’s popularity, he quickly created a cult following. Following WWF Wrestle Mania 2000 came with a host of upgrades over its predecessor, including new game modes and an increased roster of superstars including Stone Cold Steve Austin and The Rock. N64 and publisher THQ had already established a reputation for producing high-quality wrestling games from WCW vs. NWO: World Tourand Without mercy was the culmination. Despite the game’s blocky graphics, thanks to gameplay that remains incredibly intuitive and balanced even by today’s standards, it’s considered by many to be one of the best wrestling games ever made.


2000 All Star Baseball

2000 All Star Baseball represented a real breakthrough for baseball games when it was released on N64. It was one of the console’s best-looking games, using every ounce of the N64’s graphics capability. The gameplay was also innovative, allowing players to control the direction in which they hit the ball. Baseball isn’t brimming with new titles these days, despite Konami working on a new game with the World Baseball and Softball Confederation. Despite this however, 2000 All Star Baseball represents one of the highlights of baseball games from this period and would be a valuable addition to the expansion pack library.


1080 Snowboarding

A classic sports title that is often overlooked is 1080 Snowboarding, which was released as an N64 exclusive in 1998. Focusing on high-octane, adrenaline-fueled snowboard racing, it’s a combination of speed and finesse, as players are tasked with completing races as well as to perform stunts and tricks successfully. The game has a fairly steep difficulty curve that may put some people off, but mastering it gives a great sense of satisfaction. Although it has enjoyed a re-release for the Wii U eShop in recent years, 1080 Snowboarding has yet to surface for the Switch, but including it in the expansion pack would change that.


These are just a handful of the huge catalog of sports titles released on Nintendo consoles over the years, and there are no doubt many more that would be great additions to the expansion pack. Nintendo Switch line. Time will tell which, if any, will join Wave Race 64 in Nintendo Switch Onlineallowing players to discover them again.

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The consequences of technological advances in gaming

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Online gambling is a growing industry, with a worldwide estimate of over 4 billion people. This means that the tendency to play video games online rather than with friends or family is becoming the norm.

Online games have some drawbacks that you should be aware of before signing up for a virtual hangout. Online games have been proven to have several negative effects on a person’s mental health, social life, and general well-being.

Social anxiety in online games

Social anxiety is a very common condition and is experienced by many people in their lives. A person with social anxiety disorder may have difficulty participating in daily activities, including going to work, maintaining friendships, romantic relationships, or enjoying recreational activities.

In a study of 6,000 Chinese teenagers aged 11 to 19, researchers found that teenagers with social anxiety were more likely to play massively multiplayer online games (MMOGs or MMOs) than teenagers without anxiety. social. They also found that teens with social anxiety were more likely to show signs of MMO addiction than teens without social anxiety.

Overuse and addiction

The WHO and the American Psychiatric Association (APA) have identified gambling disorder as an emerging mental health problem that deserves more research and attention in the medical field. People with gaming disorders spend many hours each week playing video games, often to the extent that their physical health, mental health, social life, and academic achievement are negatively affected.

Gaming disorder may be a symptom of another underlying condition, such as anxiety or depression. If you or someone you know is showing signs of a gambling disorder, it’s important to seek help from a mental health professional. The earlier treatment is sought, the better the chances of complete recovery.

Online gambling loneliness

Many social media sites market themselves as places for gamers to connect, but many people who play games online report feeling more lonely rather than less lonely. There have been over 100 studies on loneliness, and they all show that there are serious health risks.

People who feel isolated are at higher risk for depression, obesity, heart disease, diabetes and even cancer. A study found that people who felt lonely while playing online games developed higher levels of social anxiety and less self-compassion.

Research found that people who played games online had higher levels of isolation than people who played games face-to-face. When gamers play online, they play with strangers, which makes them vulnerable to cyberbullying and other negative experiences.

Lack of physical activity

While social-style games are a great way for people to connect, many of these titles require very little physical movement. Users miss out on social interactions that would often include physical activities such as playing sports or playing games in person.

Virtual reality games can be great for keeping in touch with friends, family, and co-workers, but they also make it easier to passively observe others without engaging in conversation or physical movement. They’re a great resource for people who want to explore new hobbies or activities, but might not be the best way to meet in person.

Other types of gambling addiction

Internet gaming disorder (IGD) is a pattern of excessive Internet use that is unrelated to work or education, resulting in an inability to carry out daily responsibilities. This condition is characterized by persistent, recurrent, and self-destructive behavior (also known as rage abandonment).

Internet gaming disorder involves maladaptive behaviors that are often used as a coping mechanism to deal with negative feelings. Many people are at risk of developing hard-to-treat IGD depending on the length of use.

Conclusion

Online gambling is a popular activity, but it has its drawbacks. These include social anxiety, loneliness, lack of physical activity, and other types of addiction. The solution to these disadvantages is simple: balance. Knowing what’s important is part of maturing, so play slot machine games once in a while won’t hurt as long as you don’t forget about the outside world.

Spending time in nature, playing with friends and family, and pursuing hobbies that don’t involve technology are imperative. If you engage in online gaming or any other activity that could harm you, take the time to take a step back and re-evaluate your daily routine.

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Australia host Zimbabwe at start of cricket season

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Australia gets its summer cricket season off to an early start when Zimbabwe make their first appearance for a one-day international series in the country since 2004.

The teams will play three ODIs in seven days starting on Sunday, with the remaining two games in the series scheduled for Wednesday and next Saturday in the tropical town of Townsville in north Queensland. The venue for the day’s matches will be the 10,000-seat Riverway Stadium.

Australian all-rounder Marnus Labuschagne expects the spin to play a big role in matches. He played three times at the stadium and the right-hander scored 337 runs at an average of 84.25 over five innings.

“The pitch is great. I don’t think I’ve lost here yet, I’ve got three wins from three games,” Labuschagne told the Cricket Australia website when the series kicked off. “We (Queensland State) played here last year and the track was pretty good. It came a bit early, but it was actually very good for spinners. Australia have two spinners in their squad, with Ashton Agar returning from a side injury he suffered in Sri Lanka and Adam Zampa returning to the team following the birth of his first child, Eugene. Captain Aaron Finch named a near full-strength squad on Saturday, Finch also confirmed a reshuffle of Australia’s ODI batting line-up with wicketkeeper Alex Carey elevated to No 4, with Steve Smith in the No 3 position and Mitch Marsh slipping from three to five.

Zimbabwe, who last played an ODI in Australia as part of a tri-series with India more than 18 years ago, have a number of options with spin, with the versatile Sikandar Raza , Sean Williams, Tony Munyonga and Ryan Burl likely to complement front row fast bowlers’ efforts.

Sunday’s match will be the first of 17 one-day internationals for Australia ahead of the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.

___ Lineup: Australia: Aaron Finch (captain), David Warner, Steve Smith, Alex Carey, Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Cameron Green, Mitchell Starc, Adam Zampa, Josh Hazlewood.

Zimbabwe (from): Ryan Burl, Regis Chakabva (captain), Bradley Evans, Luke Jongwe, Innocent Kaia, Takudzwanashe Kaitano, Clive Madande, Wessly Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani, Tony Munyonga, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Victor Nyauchi, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams.

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Punjab Kings decide not to renew head coach Kumble’s contract

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Indian spin legend Anil Kumble’s stint as head coach of the Punjab Kings has come to an end after the IPL franchise decided not to renew his contract. According to a report by ESPNcricinfo, the decision to part ways with Kumble was made by a board comprised of multiple owners, including Bollywood actor Preity Zinta, industrialists Mohit Burman, Ness Wadia and Karan Paul, and CEO of the Satish Menon team. The franchise is looking for a new coach, and an announcement is expected soon.

Former India captain Kumble was appointed head coach of the Punjab Kings ahead of the 2020 IPL season. The franchise has finished in the bottom half of the points table since then.

The Punjab Kings have only reached the IPL qualifiers twice, with only one final appearance in 2014 in which they lost to the Kolkata Knight Riders.

Kumble was in charge of the team in 42 games, winning 18 and losing 22. Under him, two of the team’s games were tied.

Kumble previously served as a mentor to Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore before taking over coaching responsibilities for the Indian team in 2016. Meanwhile, the franchise also dismissed speculation that Mayank Agarwal could be replaced as captain this year. ”Reports published by a certain sports news website regarding the Punjab Kings franchise captaincy have been making the rounds in recent days. We would like to clarify that no team official has released a statement regarding this,” the franchise said.

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Reports: Iran allows women to attend Tehran football match

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In a rare move, Iranian authorities allowed women to attend a soccer match at Tehran’s Azadi Stadium in the Iranian capital on Thursday evening, local media reported. Videos posted on social media show women inside the stadium as the domestic league match between Esteghlal FC, Iran’s second most popular team, and Mes-e Kerman kicks off.

Footage shows women waving Esteghlal team blue flags and cheering from their seats in a special women’s area in the 100,000-seat stadium.

According to the semi-official ISNA news agency, 500 tickets were reserved exclusively for women, although the number of participants was not immediately clear.

A news site, Asriran, said that four hours before the match, tickets for women were selling for around $70 on the black market, compared to an official price of less than $2. Women have been mostly banned from attending men’s games and other sporting events in Iran since the 1979 Islamic Revolution.

FIFA has long called on Iran to guarantee that women will be allowed to attend the 2022 World Cup qualifiers.

In 2019 and for the first time in decades, for the Asian Champions League final, hundreds of Iranian women were allowed to watch Persepolis take on Japan’s Kashima Antlers in Tehran.

In January, more than 2,000 female spectators at Azadi Stadium watched the Iranian national football team defeat Iraq in Group A of Asian teams, qualifying for Iran’s third consecutive World Cup. It was the second major football event Iranian women watched at the stadium.

However, in March, Iranian authorities barred women from attending the country’s final 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier between Iran and Lebanon in the holy city of Mashhad. At the time, Iranian media claimed that 12,500 tickets had been sold online, including 2,000 reserved for women. But Ahmad Alamolhoda, an influential Friday prayer leader in Mashhad who was appointed by the country’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said he was against the presence of women as spectators in sports competitions. masculine, calling it “vulgarity”.

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Matthäus returns Maradona’s jersey from the 1986 World Cup final

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The jersey that Diego Maradona wore in the 1986 World Cup final was back in Argentina’s hands on Thursday thanks to German great Lothar Matthäus.

Matthäus, who swapped shirts with Maradona at half-time in the final Argentina won in Mexico, returned the historic garment during a ceremony at the Argentine Embassy in Madrid. The jersey will be displayed in a new football museum in the Spanish capital. “It was always a great honor to play against him,” Matthäus said of the late Maradona, through an interpreter. “As a player and a person, he has always been very important to me. He will always be in our hearts.” Matthäus said he also swapped shirts with Maradona after the Germans won the 1990 World Cup final in Italy. He said that shirt was in a museum in Germany.

The shirt Maradona wore against England in the 1986 World Cup quarter-finals when he scored the controversial ‘Hand of God’ goal sold for more than $9 million in a an online auction by Sotheby’s in May, the highest price ever paid. auctioned off for a sports memorabilia.

Matthäus received a plaque at the Argentine Embassy in recognition of his football career and his contribution to sporting values.

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Golf-LPGA trio set world record in par three challenge

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Americans Jennifer Kupcho and Alison Lee teamed with South Korean Kim A-lim to set a Guinness World Record with six pars or better on the same par three hole in three minutes, the LPGA announced Wednesday. The record-breaking moment, in which the trio played an alternate shot format, was set Tuesday on the 17th hole of the Ottawa Hunt and Golf Club in Canada, site of this week’s CP Women’s Open.

Moments earlier, fellow golfers Megan Khang, Rebecca Lee-Bentham and Pauline Roussin set the initial mark on the 17th when they completed five holes within the time limit. “We lost the coin toss so we had to play first, and I’d like to think we helped Alison, Jennifer and A Lim see how to play the holeshot,” joked American world number 36 Khang.

“But no, it was a ton of fun there. There was bullshit there for sure. I mean, you don’t realize how quickly three minutes goes by.” All six players will receive official plaques and recognition from Guinness World Records for their achievements.

The object of the challenge was to make the most pars or better on a hole, set at at least 160 yards, in three minutes. Officials from the LPGA Tour and Golf Canada Rules were on hand to make sure every hole was completed, along with an official Guinness World Records spotter to make sure the event was following the rules.

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England midfielder Jill Scott retires from football

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England midfielder Jill Scott has announced her retirement from football, the second member of the Euro 2022 winning squad to do so in two days.

Scott, 35,’s decision comes after Ellen White, the team’s leading scorer, said on Monday she was retiring. Scott and White both appeared in the final of the Women’s European Championship on July 31, when England beat Germany 2-1 after extra time.

Scott made his England debut in 2006 and had a total of 161 international appearances – just behind Fara Williams with 172 – and scored 27 goals for the national team.

She had been without a club after leaving Manchester City at the end of last season.

“I may be saying goodbye to football, but we’re going to make it a party. No sad faces!! We had too much fun to have tears,” Scott wrote on The Players’ Tribune. “Maybe it’s because I come from Sunderland, but two things have always been true about me: I’ve always been stubborn and I’ve always loved football.

“It’s been in my blood since I was five. I saw a bunch of boys playing in the school yard and walked right up to them and said the four magic words. . Can I play too?”. Imagine if you had told me then that I would continue to play for England for 16 years? “If you had told me that I would live to see 90,000 people packed into Wembley Stadium for a European women’s final? And that I would play in it? Impossible.” Scott started her career with her hometown of Sunderland before spending seven years at Everton and then joining City in 2013. She was then loaned out to Everton and Aston Villa. She won all national honors during her time in the game, including the Women’s Championship. Super League title with City in 2017.

Other highlights of Scott’s career include England’s winner against the Netherlands in the Euro 2009 semi-final and also City’s 2017 Women’s FA Cup final win over Birmingham. She also represented Britain at the 2012 and delayed 2020 Olympics.

She made four substitute appearances in England’s Euro 2022 campaign, including the final against Germany.

Prince William praised Scott on his career but joked he wouldn’t miss his “slipped tackles”. William, who is President of the Football Association, wrote in a personal tweet: “A pioneer in women’s football and a great team player. @JillScottJS8 congratulations on a wonderful career, it was a pleasure to know you.

“A wee bit glad there’s no more sliding tackles during friendly kickabouts…W.” William presented members of the England squad with their medals after the Euro 2022 final.

At the end of 2019, Scott was made a Member of the Order of the British Empire, or MBE, in the New Year’s Honors List for her services to football.

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Russian oil company Lukoil acquires Spartak Moscow football club

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Russian oil company Lukoil said on Monday it had bought Russian Premier League club Spartak Moscow, along with the Moscow stadium where it plays its home games.

Spartak is reeling from financial problems following Russia’s military intervention in Ukraine, which prompted a series of Western sanctions against Moscow and further isolated Russian business. Lukoil, who had been Spartak’s general sponsor for more than two decades, said his acquisition of a 100 per cent stake in the club meant longtime owner and chairman Leonid Fedun would step down from all managerial roles.

Fedun resigned as deputy chairman of Lukoil in June. The billionaire bought the club in 2004 when it was in serious financial difficulty. “I would like to express my sincere gratitude to my friends and colleagues at Lukoil for agreeing to support such an important social project as Spartak in this most difficult situation,” Fedun said in a statement posted on the club’s website.

In May, Nike terminated its sponsorship deal with 10-time Russian Premier League champions Spartak as they will not feature in European competitions next season due to Russia’s actions in Ukraine. Spartak Moscow also disbanded their second-tier team, citing financial difficulties and the need to cut their budget.

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Mbappé scores in 8 seconds and equalizes the French championship record

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Kylian Mbappe scored after just eight seconds to score the fastest goal in French league history. Mbappe found the net at the start of a 7-1 victory for defending champions Paris Saint-Germain against Lille on Sunday. The visitors needed just four passes from kick-off to score as Lionel Messi flicked a superb ball over Mbappe, who cleverly lobbed Lille goalkeeper Leo Jardim. PSG coach Christophe Galtier paid tribute to his coaching staff and the club’s Under-19 squad. From the kick-off, Neymar returned the ball before receiving it again and passing it to Messi, who spotted Mbappe’s run and had the technical genius to exploit it.

“Our U19 team did it in the youth league against Salzburg,” Galtier told a press conference. “We showed it to the players. They were OK to try it. So we worked on it in training and it was executed really well tonight. The French league tweeted that Mbappe’s goal equaled midfielder Michel Rio who also needed just eight seconds to score for Caen against Cannes in 1992. French sports newspaper L’Equipe was more cautious, the qualifying as the fastest goal since Rio’s with Mbappe’s goal closer than nine seconds, he said. The French league started in 1932. Galtier was referring to Edouard Michut’s goal in a 3-1 loss to Salzburg in the youth league in March. Michut needed 11 seconds to score according to PSG’s official website. The French coach also said his team had studied similar kick-off routines in the German, English and Spanish leagues, mentioning Bournemouth and Rayo Vallecano as teams that had scored such goals. Mbappe netted a hat-trick while Neymar netted twice and provided three assists against Lille as PSG extended their perfect start to the season with three wins from three games.

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Gokulam Kerala not taking part in AFC Women’s Club Championships

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A ‘distraught’ Gokulam Kerala women’s team will return home from Uzbekistan on Monday after being withdrawn from the AFC Women’s Club Championship following FIFA’s ban on India.

The 23-member team, led by India’s captain Ashalata Devi, has been stuck in Tashkent for six days since arriving in the Uzbek capital on August 16, the day news of the ban imposed on the AIFF by the world governing body FIFA has reached India. .

Indian Women’s League champions Gokulam was due to face local side Sogdiana-W in Qarshi on August 23 and Iran’s Bam Khatoon FC in their next round robin match on August 26.

”Yes, it’s confirmed. We have been told by the Ministry of Sports that their request to FIFA and the AFC to allow us to play in the AFC Women’s Club Championships has been denied. So we don’t play. The organizers also told us that we couldn’t play,’ Gokulam Kerala chairman VC Praveen told PTI.

”We were trying to fly the players home on Sunday but there is no flight from Tashkent to India. The first flight is Monday, so we try to get the players home on Monday or Tuesday,’ he added.

“Of course, the players are upset by the turn of events and they had to suffer through no fault of their own. The club must have suffered.” Praveen said the AFC should have allowed his club to participate in the Championships as the players left for the tournament before the ban came into effect.

”We didn’t know about the ban before leaving Kozhikode, we only learned about the ban from AIFF after we reached Uzbekistan.

“FIFA and the AFC should have been considerate, either the ban should have been after these championships or we should have been allowed to participate in them.” He said the club would ask the AFC to compensate the money spent on the players. ‘ travel and accommodation, which will cost hundreds of thousands of rupees.

”The AFC normally reimburses expensive airfare, travel and accommodation for its tournaments. So we’ll make a request to the AFC and see what happens.” The club had made a request to the sports ministry and also wrote to the prime minister for help.

The AFC has also removed Gokulam Kerala’s scheduled matches which previously featured on its website.

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Indian Olympic football star captain Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee dies

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Former Indian football team captain Samar ‘Badru’ Banerjee, who led the country to a historic fourth place finish at the 1956 Melbourne Olympics, died here in the early hours of Saturday after a long illness.

He was 92 years old. Banerjee is survived by his daughter-in-law.

Affectionately known as ‘Badru Da’, he suffered from Alzheimer’s, Azotemia and high blood pressure related diseases, and was admitted to MR Bangur Hospital after testing positive for COVID-19 on July 27.

“As his health deteriorated, he was transferred to the state-run SSKM Hospital under the supervision of State Sports Minister Arup Biswas. He breathed his last around 2:10 a.m.,’ Mohun Bagan secretary Debasish Dutta told PTI.

“He was our beloved ‘Badru Da’ and we granted him the Mohun Bagan Ratna in 2009. This is another great loss for the Maidan,” he added in his condolence message.

His body was brought to the club as members and fans paid their last respects.

Indian football teams have participated in three Olympics so far and so far the performance of the team led by Banerjee in 1956 remains the best, when they finished fourth after losing to Bulgaria 0- 3 in the bronze medal play-off, in what was known as the “golden age” of football in the country.

Having secured a first round win, the team coached by Syed Abdul Rahim who also had PK Banerjee, Neville D’Souza and J ‘Kittu’ Krishnaswamy, beat Australia 4-2. D’Souza scored a hat-trick in his glorious victory.

But the team failed to qualify for the final, losing 1-4 to Yugoslavia in the last four.

The Indian Football Federation (AIFF) has expressed its condolences over the passing of the famous player. ”It’s sad to hear that Badru-da, one of India’s greatest footballers, is no more. His contribution to Indian football will never be forgotten. I share the grief,” AIFF Acting General Secretary Sunando Dhar said. ”He will remain synonymous with the golden generation of Indian football. Badru-da, you will live on in our hearts,” Dhar added in a statement.

As a sign of respect, a minute’s silence will be observed during the Durand Cup matches in Imphal and Calcutta on Saturday. As well as guiding Mohun Bagan to several trophies including their first ever Durand Cup (1953), Rovers Cup (1955), Banerjee also won the Santosh Trophy twice as a player (1953, 1955) and once as a player. coach (1962). He also served India as a coach.

With his demise, Maidan lost another great footballer after PK, Chuni Goswami, Subhas Bhowmick and Surajit Sengupta in less than three years.

Born on January 30, 1930, Banerjee’s footballing journey began with some local Bally clubs while he was in school.

His father, Sasanka Sekhar Banerjee, was a strict disciplinarian and wanted him to become a doctor, enrolling him in RG Kar Medical College.

”My father was very strict. He would scold me a lot for ignoring my studies,” Banerjee said in an interview on the Mariners website after receiving the “Mohun Bagan Ratna.”

“But, despite that, I would go there and listen to the elders talk about Mohun Bagan, East Bengal, Mohammedan Sporting and various other clubs in Maidan. I’ve been pushed back several times, but my attention will always be there,” he added.

At a time when there was little incentive for a sportsman, an 18-year-old Banerjee chose to become a footballer and went on to represent Bally Protiva, a Calcutta Football League Third Division club.

After impressing with his skills, there was no turning back as he was roped in by Bengal Nagpur Railway, better known as BNR, the breeding ground for state football at the time, before to continue to make his mark at Mohun Bagan for an excellent eight-year period. There he had formed a deadly combination up front with Kesto Pal.

Banerjee won the IFA Shield in his first season with the Green and Brown Brigade in a controversial final against Rajasthan Club.

He then guided the club to their first-ever Durand Cup next season, with his key strikes in the semi-finals and final.

Banerjee grabbed the Maidan spotlight again in 1954 when they secured another first, a double with the CFL and IFA Shield titles, as he cemented his place in the Indian side under manager from coach Rahim.

In the meantime, he also toured with the club in East Africa, with PK.

In 1958 he was made captain of Mohun Bagan, ironically coinciding with the club’s downward spiral, after finishing runners-up in the CFL, Shield and Rovers Cup.

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Football-Brazil will face Ghana and Tunisia before the World Cup

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The Brazilian Football Federation announced on Friday that the national team will face Ghana and Tunisia in September in preparation for the Qatar World Cup, with the players looking to secure their place in the 26-man squad that will take part in the tournament more late this year. The Brazilian federation, or CBF, said on its website that the matches will take place on September 23 and 27 at yet-to-be-announced venues in Europe.

Head coach Tite will announce his shortlist for the friendlies on September 9. Brazil top the FIFA World Rankings and are among the favorites to win the World Cup, which will be played in Qatar from November 20 to December 18.

Tite told Reuters last month he was excited about the rise of young players who shot to fame last season and will be available for the Qatar national team, easing the pressure on the Paris St-Germain superstar Neymar. Seeking to win a record sixth World Cup, Brazil are set to face Serbia, Switzerland and Cameroon in Group G, which begins on November 24.

Ghana will meet South Korea, Portugal and Uruguay in Group H and could face Brazil in a possible Round of 16. Tunisia will be in Group D, facing Australia, Denmark and reigning world champions France.

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Soccer-Kobe embraced underdog status on their way to victory in Yokohama

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Vissel Kobe coach Takayuki Yoshida says his players embraced their status as Asian Champions League underdogs en route to ousting J1 League leaders Yokohama F Marinos from the Continental Club Championship Thursday. Kobe struggled on the wrong end of the Japanese league standings for much of the season but put his poor form aside to hand Kevin Muscat’s Marinos a 3-2 defeat at Saitama Stadium to secure a place in Saturday’s quarter-final.

“We came here as underdogs, but I told the players that didn’t make it difficult,” Yoshida said. “It meant we had nothing to lose. The players showed that on the pitch and really challenged themselves in this game. From there, I think this game will help us in the two possible games left in this competition and later in the league.”

Kobe has struggled to consistently establish himself among the elite of Japanese and Asian football despite the money lavished on the club by Hiroshi Mikitani, owner of Japanese online retainer Rakuten, for nearly two decades. They are currently third from bottom in the J1 League and have only one trophy – the 2019 Emperor’s Cup – to their name despite regular top signings from Japan and abroad.

Spanish World Cup winner Andres Iniesta is Kobe’s best-known player, but as the 38-year-old’s fitness has become less reliable, injuries and poor form mean other players aren’t failed to lead the team. The constant changes on the touchline haven’t helped either, with Yoshida the club’s fourth manager since the start of the season in mid-February.

Despite these issues, Kobe seized the opportunity against Marinos to put in an effective performance that brought them closer to the Asian title. Kobe will be joined in the quarter-finals by two-time winners Jeonbuk Motors following their 2-1 extra-time win over fellow South Korean side Daegu FC.

Hong Kong’s Kitchee will face Thailand’s BG Pathum United and Japan’s Urawa Red Diamonds will meet Malaysian champions Johor Darul Ta’zim in the remaining round of 16 on Friday. “It was a tough game for 90 minutes, but we got this result because we played together offensively and defensively and worked hard,” Kobe captain Hotaru Yamaguchi said.

“It really helped us win this game.”

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Cycling-Dutch cyclist Pieters moved to a neuro-rehabilitation center

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Amy Pieters, the Dutch cyclist who suffered brain damage in a training accident in December, has been transferred to an intensive neuro-rehabilitation center in the Netherlands, her team announced on Thursday. The three-time world champion from Madison required surgery and was put into an induced coma following the accident in Alicante, Spain, and only regained consciousness in April.

Her SD Worx team said the 31-year-old has now been moved to Daan Theeuwes Centrum in Woerden. “At Daan Theeuwes Centrum, Amy will continue to work even harder and focus more on her recovery,” the team said.

Doctors said in April that although her condition had improved slightly and she could recognize people and understand what was being said to her, they were still unsure of the long-term impact of her injury cerebral. A donation page https://amypieters.nl/news/amy-to-daan-theeuwes-centrum was set up for Pieters after the accident, and the team added that the next stage of his recovery would allow Pieters to short periods of time at home.

“Think about a special bed, a chair and bed lift, a wheelchair. A wheelchair van is also provided,” a statement on its website reads. “It means Amy can be picked up and brought back on the weekends, she can sleep home and be cared for. With these tools, Amy can really be home on the weekends.”

Pieters won the Madison at the World Championships in 2019, 2020 and 2021 alongside Kirsten Wild. She missed an Olympic medal in Tokyo last year, finishing fourth.

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Football-Sevilla signs French defender Nianzou from Bayern

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Bayern Munich defender Tanguy Nianzou has joined Spanish La Liga outfit Sevilla on a five-year contract, the two clubs announced on Wednesday. Financial details of the move were not disclosed, but local media reported that Sevilla agreed to pay 16 million euros ($16.27 million) for the 20-year-old Frenchman.

The transfer includes an option for the German champions to bring Nianzou back to Munich. “We signed Tanguy Nianzou two years ago because we believe in his great potential. Nothing has changed in that regard,” Bayern sporting director Hasan Salihamidzic told the club’s website https:/ /fcbayern.com/en/news/2022/08/tanguy-nianzou-to-move-to-sevilla.

“However, we currently have a very good and flexible defensive formation. It was the express wish of the player to have more playing time. We wanted to give him the chance to have more playing time at this stage of his career and that’s why we agreed a transfer with Sevilla… Sevilla are getting a great and very talented youngster.”

Nianzou’s professional career started at his hometown club Paris St Germain in 2019, when he played out a 3-1 win over Montpellier aged just 17. He joined Bayern in June 2020, making 28 appearances in all competitions and scoring one goal.

The French defender is Sevilla’s fourth transfer window signing after Marcao, Alex Telles and Isco. ($1 = 0.9836 euros)

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The FIFA ban and its ripple effect on Indian football

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There was palpable tension among top players as well as top ISL and I-League clubs following FIFA’s ban on Indian football due to ‘third party interference’ .

In accordance with Article 13 of the FIFA Statutes, the letter sent by the Secretary General of world football’s governing body, Fatma Samoura, states that “AIFF representatives and club teams are therefore no longer allowed to participate in international competition until the suspension is lifted.

“This also means that neither the AIFF nor any of its members or officials can benefit from development programs, courses or training from FIFA and/or the AFC.” senior men’s team in late 2023 or early 2024, some of the fixtures scheduled for age group clubs and national teams in the coming months could well be tricky ground. PTI looks at some of the upcoming missions under threat ————————– ——————– India Men’s National Team ———————— —— The two friendly internationals against Vietnam (September 24) and Singapore (September 27) will be canceled if the ban is not lifted at the earliest.

A few years ago, the Indian men’s team struggled to get quality matches in FIFA international friendlies, and much of the blame lay with the administration of the Indian Football Federation (AIFF ).

Things changed slightly after Croatian head coach Igor Stimac pushed for more friendlies, which his predecessors Stephen Constantine and Wim Koevermans lacked. The ban put the senior team back to square one.

Gokulam women wait anxiously in Uzbekistan —————————————— — —— Indian Women’s League champions Gokulam Kerala were due to open their AFC Women’s Club Championship campaign against local team Sogdiana-W in Qarshi, Uzbekistan on 23 august.

The Kozhikode-based side are next set to face Iran’s Bam Khatoon FC in their next round-robin match on August 26.

While the Supreme Court scheduled the case for an urgent hearing on Wednesday, it will be an anxious wait for the team that landed in Tashkent on Tuesday.

Gokulam Kerala had participated in the last edition of the continental pilot tournament last year and finished third in the four-team event.

Mohun Bagan’s September 7 AFC Cup inter-zone semi-finals under the clouds ————– ——- ——————————————- ——— ATK Mohun Bagan, one of India’s most beloved football clubs, were due to play their AFC Cup inter-zonal semi-finals on September 7, but a sudden A look at the AFC website will show that ATKMB’s name is not currently among the eight clubs in the play-offs.

The teams listed on the website are PSM Makassar, Kedah Darul Aman, Viettel FC, Kuala Lumpur City FC, Arabi SC, Al Seeb, East Riffa, Al Riffa.

Mohun Bagan played excellent football during the group league stage and their fans were looking forward to the upcoming games at continental level.

India’s AFC U-20 Iraq Qualifiers start on September 14 ———————————- —- —————- India, who recently won the SAFF U-20 Cup under S Venkatesh, are due to play the AFC U-20 Qualifiers in Iraq.

India are clubbed in a very tough group with hosts Iraq, Australia and Kuwait.

The matches are scheduled for September 14 (Iraq), 16 (Australia) and 18 (Kuwait) respectively in the Iraqi city of Basra.

Could Lose Massive FIFA Subsidies —————————————— It is learned that FIFA has reportedly awarded grants to the tune of $3 million over the past three years.

This money is used by the AIFF for the development of grassroots football in the country. If the ban persists, each year AIFF stands to lose $500,000 in grants.

However, an AIFF insider said FIFA currently pays its member nations in kind – such as building astro-turf, providing footballs, shirts and other equipment – and not in cash.

All of this could be stopped.

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MU students will earn commission by selling tickets to sports matches | Higher Education

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MU students will now be able to earn a 20% commission by selling match tickets to all MU Athletics sporting events, according to a press release on Friday.

The athletics department has launched a pilot program that allows any MU student to sign up to receive a unique link to sell tickets. The link will lead to an online platform where the student will receive a commission for all tickets sold for all paid sports.

5 Sports Games To Rewatch In August 2022 (And 5 Best Racing Titles Of All Time)

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Sports games are the best way to step into the shoes of some players’ favorite athletes. These titles help them fulfill their dreams of becoming sports stars and replicate what they do on the pitch so well.

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Sport is a very broad term when it comes to games. There are thousands of sports games out there, and only a few have been able to leave a lasting impact on users.

Over the years, fantastic sports games have been released that can keep gamers constantly engaged and have a chance of being included in the list of all-time gamers.


Five classic sports games to spend the month of August

1) Trial boundary

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Available only on Android and iOS devices, Trials Frontier is one of the most underrated sports games. Released in 2014, unlike any other bike racing game, it allows users to drive around their bikes and perform wheelies and other crazy stunts on some of the most creative racing tracks.

Trials Frontier is a unique multiplayer sports game that also has a very compelling single-player storyline. It’s the perfect racing title to try out with friends this summer.

Racing tracks are very addictive and players can get lost for hours trying new bikes and racing tracks in this adventure sports game.


2) FIFA 07

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Any list of sports games without mentioning FIFA would be incomplete. Electronic Arts (EA), the developers of the series, has perhaps given the most dedication and effort to this franchise than any other sports game series.

Different FIFA players may have their own opinion on which edition is best. However, one FIFA game stands out: FIFA 07.

It was unique in two ways. It is one of the best designed FIFA titles in terms of gameplay. FIFA 07 also marked a new high in franchise history.

Player control mechanics, deep touch passing and through balls, as well as the legacy defensive style, have all matured in FIFA 07, allowing EA to deliver editions with better gameplay in the future.

Additionally, FIFA 07 has a unique Player Achievement feature that, for some unknown reason, EA has decided to set aside for future FIFA editions. The best part is that he came out at a time in football when Ronaldinho, Ronaldo, Thierry Henry, Andrea Pirlo, Roy Keane, Patrick Viera, Alessandro Nesta, Paolo Maldini, Carles Puyol and Roberto Carlos were still playing.

So users can sit back and beat the August summer heat while playing FIFA 07 Manager Mode.


3) Virtua Tennis 4

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Virtual Tennis 4 is by far the best tennis game sequel in SEGA’s tennis game franchise. Launched in 2011, the series also released a World Tour edition of this title, where players could create their own customizable tennis player and compete in a Tennis World Tour to be the best.

The World Tour Edition offered users cool features such as mini-games, minor tournaments on the world map, and all the major Grand Slam titles to compete in.

Overall, it provided an exciting tennis adventure and was well received by tennis players. To this day, many consider Virtua Tennis 4 to be the best tennis game ever made.


4) FIFA 15

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FIFA 15 is one of the most underrated FIFA games ever released, and it marked the end of an era. This was the last edition of FIFA where PC players could compete against their console counterparts.

After FIFA 15, EA began to heavily modify the FIFA game control mechanics in favor of the latter.

The attacking gameplay was perfect in this particular edition of FIFA. While the defense can be a little slippery at times, EA have perfected their touch-sensitive through passing in this title.

Since FIFA 15 gives PC users and console players an equal competitive advantage in winning football matches, this one is the perfect sports game to try in August 2022.


5) Motocross Madness 2

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Developed by Rainbow Studios and published by Microsoft Games, Motocross Madness 2 is a racing game released in 2000. It is a sequel to Motocross Madness, released in 1998.

Motocross Madness 2 was one of the first bike racing sports titles in PC gaming history to feature a career mode. It offered more than 40 racing tracks, an exciting stunt mode and six other racing modes.

Motocross Madness 2 is all about having fun with motorcycles. The game never ceases to amaze gamers even to this day making it a legendary sports game that every user must try at least once.


The history of racing games dates back several decades. These titles have been around since the advent of video games. Although thousands of racing games exist, some remain forever, leaving lasting impressions on gamers.

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Here are some of the best racing game classics that everyone should try at least once.


Five legendary racing games worth checking out

1)Forza Horizon 3

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Forza Horizon games have set high standards for open-world racing games, and every title is considered gold. In fact, Forza Horizon may be the only racing game franchise to deliver a critically acclaimed game every launch.

Released in 2014, Forza Horizon 3’s map offered a rich mosaic of varied geographical landscapes to roam, from rainforests, beaches, coastal towns and inland towns to a dusty desert landscape that resembles the Great Australian Outback.

Forza Horizon 3 offered players a wide range of car classes, from old retro classics to modern supercars. This racing game series is a mix of the open-world madness of Midtown Madness and the endless exploration possibilities of Test Drive: Unlimited.

No wonder it is considered by many to be the best racing game franchise ever created. And, of all the Forza Horizon titles, many consider Forza Horizon 3 the best of the lot.


2) NFS Underground 2

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Few racing game franchises have managed to attract fans quite like Need for Speed. Released in 2004, NFS Underground 2 was the eighth installment in the series.

What sets this title apart from the rest of the NFS games is the wide variety of cars and the equally large number of customization options on offer.

The career mode storyline was also perfect and reflected the culmination of the franchise’s history. Online multiplayer and local LAN modes were also easy to use, making it the most comprehensive NFS title.


3)Forza Horizon 4

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Released in 2018, Forza Horizon 4 took the open world of the previous installment, Forza Horizon 3, to the next level. Set in the Edenborough region of England, it offered a massive open world.

Still, the map was packed with plenty of interesting racing events that kept players engaged for hours.

Forza Horizon 4 is considered an upgraded edition of the racing sports game series due to its spectacularly created landscapes that are detailed to perfection and changing seasonal features, which affect the overall driving experience.

The title not only offers a full variety of car classes, but includes some rare special editions and otherwise overlooked retro cars.


4) Most Wanted NFS

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Need for Speed ​​Most Wanted is a masterpiece of a racing game offering everything from grand scenarios and addictive race tracks to a huge diversity of supercars and hybrid tuner cars to choose from.

The driving mechanics are top-notch, and this particular NFS title also introduced new racing modes to the series.

It’s one of the easiest driving games to master, making it a very engaging racing game to try, and as a result, NFS Most Wanted has become a global sensation.

Many consider it one of the best story-based racing games ever made, making it a great option to revisit in August.


5) F1 2020

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Developed by Codemasters, F1 2020 is the best modern representation of Formula 1 in a racing game title. It follows the Formula 1 and Formula 2 championships for that year.

F1 2020 allows users to create their own Formula 1 teams, sponsorships and teammates and race alongside official teams and drivers, a great addition missing from previous editions.

The title offers a more dynamic driver-manager functionality through the My Team mode and allows players to follow in the footsteps of renowned Formula 1 drivers.

On top of that, driving in this particular sports game offers a more accessible racing experience, which includes a new shake assist system. F1 2020’s endless suite of UI options that can be tailored to a player’s specific needs makes it the perfect racing game to play with friends this month.

Note: This article is subjective and reflects the opinion of the author.


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Soccer and Asian Champions League winner Kim leaves Lion City Sailors

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Asian Champions League-winning coach Kim Do-hoon has left Singapore’s Lion City Sailors by mutual agreement, the club announced on Thursday. Kim, who led South Korea’s Ulsan Hyundai to the Asian title in 2020, joined the Singaporean side in May 2021 and captained the Sailors to the Singapore Premier League title last year.

His departure comes a day after he was suspended for three matches and fined 2,000 Singapore dollars ($1,461) for his involvement in a clash with Tampines Rovers assistant coach Mustafic Fahrudin last month. “Lion City Sailors and Head Coach Kim Do-hoon have reached a mutual agreement to part ways,” the club said in a statement posted on their website.

“We thank him for his service and wish him the best in his future endeavours.” Kim’s appointment was seen as a major boost for the ambitious Singaporean club, which is looking to establish itself in the elite of Asian football.

The former international striker took Sailors to the Asian Champions League for the first time in April, with the club claiming victories over South Korea’s Daegu FC and Chinese club Shandong Taishan in the group stage. Technical director Luka Lalic will take over from Kim on an interim basis, with the Sailors holding a one-point lead at the top of the standings. ($1 = 1.3688 Singapore dollars)

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Indian football team to play Vietnam and Singapore in September

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India’s men’s football team will play two international friendlies against Singapore and host Vietnam in September, the national federation announced on Thursday.

The Indian team will face Singapore on September 24 before taking on Vietnam on September 27.

Vietnam is hosting the FIFA window friendlies (September 19-27) as part of its preparation for the 2022 AFF Mitsubishi Electric Cup.

The Blue Tigers will travel to Vietnam on September 22 and return home on September 28.

The matches are scheduled to take place at Thong Nhat Stadium in Ho Chi Minh City, according to the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) website. According to VFF, the three teams will play in a tournament from September 21-27 and the team with the most points after a round robin format will be declared the champion. India are currently ranked 104th in the FIFA World Rankings, while their two opponents are ranked 97th (Vietnam) and 159th (Singapore) respectively.

After qualifying for the 2023 AFC Asian Cup two months ago, India will be looking to prepare for next year’s showpiece continental tournament. “We are happy with the challenges ahead and look forward to maintaining the quality of performance we have recently put in,” India head coach Igor Stimac said.

The coach said efforts were being made to organize a pre-camp and he hoped to have a practice match against the Kerala Blasters before they left for Vietnam.

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Sport News Roundup: Ice Hockey – Former Maple Leafs great Salming left ‘shaken’ by ALS diagnosis; Rockies hit 22 hits in Cardinals blowout and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Ice hockey – Former Maple Leafs great Salming left ‘shaken’ by ALS diagnosis

Former Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Borje Salming announced Wednesday that he had been diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a progressive nerve disease, and that the condition had “shaken him.” The news came in a moving joint statement released by the 71-year-old National Hockey League Hall of Famer and the Maple Leafs, the club where he spent 16 seasons paving the way for European players in the North American professional hockey.

Football-Qatar World Cup will start a day earlier than expected – sources

The World Cup in Qatar will start a day earlier than planned if FIFA’s ruling office agrees to a plan to hold the opening ceremony and the host country’s first game on Sunday, November 20, a source close to the office told Reuters. discussions. The original plan was for the opening ceremony to take place before Qatar’s November 21 game against Ecuador, which created the unusual situation of two matches held before the ceremony.

Soccer-Barca’s new signings offer hope of return – if they can be saved

Robert Lewandowski is the man of the moment in La Liga with the Polish striker among a number of new signings for Barcelona as they attempt to dethrone Real Madrid, who added a Champions League title to their league triumph last night. last season. Barcelona became Europe’s biggest spender at the end of the season, investing around 150 million euros ($155.21 million) to sign Lewandowski from Bayern Munich, Brazilian winger Raphinha from Leeds United and defender Jules Kounde of Seville.

Tennis-Serena’s impact will be felt long after impending retirement

Serena Williams announced her upcoming retirement on Tuesday, but even when her illustrious tennis career comes to an end, her impact on the game she dominated for more than two decades will be felt for generations to come. Williams, who made her professional debut in 1995, a year after her older sister Venus, has been one of the game’s most marketable stars. She has numerous corporate partners and in 2019 became the first athlete to feature on the Forbes list of America’s richest self-made women.

MLB roundup: Rockies hit 22 in Cardinals blowout

Randal Grichuk had a career-high five hits, including a home run, Ryan McMahon hit a 495-foot homer and the Colorado Rockies beat the St. Louis Cardinals 16-5 in Denver on Tuesday night. CJ Cron also went deep and finished with two hits and five RBIs, Brendan Rodgers had four hits on his 26th birthday, Jose Iglesias had three hits, and Elehuris Montero and Elias Diaz had two hits apiece. for Colorado, which set a season high for runs and hits (22) in a game.

Football-Arsenal reprimanded for second time over fan token ads

Britain’s advertising watchdog on Wednesday upheld a decision against Arsenal over its promotion of fan token company Socios, determining that the two adverts published on the club’s website and on Facebook were “misleading” and irresponsible”. The Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) said the ads failed to specify that the tokens had to be purchased with cryptocurrency, took advantage of fans’ inexperience, and failed to warn of the risk of crypto exchange.

Kobe Bryant crash photos trial begins

A trial opens Wednesday in Los Angeles in Vanessa Bryant’s breach of privacy lawsuit over photos from her late husband Kobe Bryant’s fatal helicopter crash. The lawsuit filed in US District Court in September 2020 seeks undisclosed damages and claims members of the Los Angeles County Sheriff and Fire Department shared gruesome footage of the crash in undisclosed settings. officials, including patrons of a bar.

Tennis-Serena’s retirement heralds the sunset of the sport’s golden age

Serena Williams’ decision to retire has left tennis at the beginning of the end of the sport’s golden age, a dreaded but inevitable prospect that has long loomed on the horizon. The American, who turns 41 next month, said the countdown has begun for her to stop playing and devote more time to her family and her business.

Tennis-Osaka retires, Raducanu leaves, Andreescu upsets in Toronto

A tearful Naomi Osaka retired injured and US Open champion Emma Raducanu fell at the first hurdle as top players continued their preparations for Flushing Meadows at the Toronto Open on Tuesday. News of Serena Williams’ impending retirement overshadowed discussions as the year’s final Grand Slam was finalized, but fans had no shortage of surprises in the first round, including one from local Bianca Andreescu.

Soccer-CAF set to back Infantino for another term as FIFA president

Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Patrice Motsepe has said the continent will support outgoing FIFA President Gianni Infantino as the latter seeks a third term at the 73rd FIFA Congress next year . Motsepe has confirmed that CAF’s 54 member associations have decided to vote for Infantino, despite the fact that the identity of any potential challenger is not yet known.

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Top Five PCSX2 Sports Games That Deserve Emulation Improvement

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If it seems like video game emulation has been all the rage lately, that’s because it was. Whatever console or arcade system you want to play, you can find it online. What makes the emulation so great is not only that it allows you to enjoy your favorite titles from the past regardless of the console, but the visual fidelity can enhance each title in ways that we never have. would have ever imagined. That said, not all sports games have received this treatment, which is why I’m rounding up this top 5 PCSX2 sports games that still deserve an emulation boost.

PCSX2 is a PS2 emulator for PC, Windows

Getting started is easy, but emulation may require a rather “heavy” gaming PC, especially when it comes to CPU, so do your homework before you get too frustrated. That said, I’ve recently covered a few groups that have taken emulation to the next level with individual gameplay tweaks and improvements, especially with NFL 2K5, Crazy 08, NCAA Soccer 06and NCAA Soccer 14.

Groups of talented individuals have found ways to revamp textures, stadiums, uniforms, scoring bugs, casting options, and more. Being so impressed with their work, I wanted to take a look at five other games that I’d like to see get the same attention as previous titles I’ve covered.

The Five Best PCSX2 Sports Games That Need Updates

MVP 2005

The culmination of a three-year restart program and the transition from Triple play series at the MVP series. MVP 2005 was the ultimate baseball game for many and still is for some even today. It offered a superior pitch and keystroke interface that was both accessible and intuitive.

2005 Baseball MVP Emulation

Let’s also not forget that MVP 2005 also delivered an in-depth franchise mode and also included a proprietary mode that allows you to upgrade facilities over time. Whether you are celebrating MVP 2005 as the best or just a solid baseball game, it still holds up very well today, whether on PC with mods, emulation, or just the original console.

MVP Baseball 2005 Mod

Although it is sometimes possible to get updated rosters for the game, this is usually done by purchasing a memory card for the original console. If the game were to receive the same treatment as the other games I’ve talked about before, it would bring a lot back to this title, and probably in waves. New stadium ads and textures, new current and alternate uniforms, new casting options, and scoring bugs would simply be a boon for game loyalists. In short, 2004 Baseball MVP has always been the mods favorite game, but I wish 2005 Baseball MVP also received this treatment.

2005 All Star Baseball

All-Star Baseball 05 mod

Although Acclaim officially went out of business in September 2004, they still managed to produce one of my favorite baseball games in a long run from 1997 to 2005, with 2005 All Star Baseball be my favorite

It’s a game (and a series) that offered so many unique features, many of which are still not common in the current era of gaming. From first-person pitch to future interpretations of the ballpark, great reviews fluid and a franchise experience where you participated in everything from spring training to winter meetings, and you even got to participate in the Rule 5 Draft.

For me, 2005 All Star Baseball was the best overall experience a true baseball nerd could have at the time, even though MVP 2005 gained most of the notoriety that year. Even today with Sony MLB The Show franchise available, I find real entertainment value to be taken BSA 05 on my PC via the PCSX2 emulator.

All-Star Baseball 2005 mod

Now, with the ability to play the game in higher resolution with improved graphics, I often wonder what could be done if a small group dedicated themselves to improving this series in a way that NFL 2K5 and NCAA Soccer 14 have been.

Like with MVP 2005have 2005 All Star Baseball updated with the current ecosystem of today’s era of baseball would be as welcome as any game on this list. Even though the title might not hold up as well as saying NCAA Soccer 06 Where MVP 2005he still plays a great game and I would jump at the chance to see him improve in almost any way.

Dirt in Daytona

Dirt in Daytona mod

A NASCAR title that flew too far under the radar in its day, and was overshadowed by EA NASCAR deductible and NASCAR HeatMonster Games’ cult title which was available for almost all available platforms was released in November 2002. If you missed it, know that it offered a lot of things to do once this disc was inserted.

The game allowed fans to race in coupe cars, trucks, and the Dodge Weekly Series, and all of them were fun to drive and provided a different experience on the track.

Not to be outdone, D2D also allowed players to jump into a career mode that saw you get behind the wheel locally and prove yourself race after race and series after series, culminating at the top of the food chain in the NASCAR Winston Cup series.

Dirt to Daytona Emulation

While it still holds up very well to this day and running with a roster full of Legends is great, it would be phenomenal if even the game’s textures and logos were improved through modding. The visual fidelity through the emulator helps sharpen the edges and sharpen the graphics, but seeing the tracks, cars and drivers get a makeover would be exceptional and hopefully open the door to people who have never raced in this series before.

NCAA Baseball MVP 06/07

MVP 06 NCAA Baseball mod

Once EA lost the rights to the MLB license, instead of closing shop, they went in a different direction but with the same engine. They took the MVP Baseball engine and created the college baseball equivalent. I’m listing either the ’06 version or the ’07 version because if you have any recollection of that series it was the same title, the latter providing a few more authentic stadiums and new gear.

Much like its MLB predecessor, the NCAA version of MVP was exceptional and one of my favorite series ever created. It only lasted two years due to a lack of sales and support, but the developers did an incredible job of recreating the college game down to the “ting” from the start. A Deep Dynasty mode that gave you a chance to reach Regionals, Super Regionals, and potentially the College World Series, and had a Recruitment mode that helped you find the next big talent for your school.

The series also featured a stadium creation feature, and you could not only rename the kids on your team, but you also had access to their ratings and the ability to edit them for an overall realistic experience.

The game plays beautifully on the PCSX2 emulator, but even at max it’s starting to show its age in terms of graphical fidelity. To see this series get the same treatment as its sibling football counterpart would be, well, just amazing.

2006 NCAA Baseball MVP Emulation

This game is already eating up a lot of my emulator playtime, and visual improvements and updates would take it to the next level.

NCAA Gamebreaker 2004

NCAA GameBreaker Mod 2004

Although overshadowed by EA NCAA Soccer series, the 989 NCAA series offered an awful lot of alternatives, including a solid physics system and AI that were a serious challenge. Also, while I loved the voices of Corso, Nessler, and Herbstreit in the EA series, hearing the legendary Keith Jackson comment on the NCAA GameBreaker The franchise was an exceptional “get” for Sony. Although some of the comments are repetitive, hearing his voice again is worth the experience alone.

NCAA GameBreaker was already an extremely sharp game, and for many the visuals surpassed most of its competition in 2003 and 2004.

The graphics were clean and the game did an amazing job of creating a larger than life atmosphere for the game sounds and the college sites themselves. Again, the game already looks spectacular for having almost two decades and three generations of consoles, but there is always something that can be improved.

NCAA GameBreaker 2004 Emulation

Honestly, an updated roster, logos, helmets and uniforms, and terrain textures would be enough to get back into a full dynasty with GameBreaker.

Conclusion

Here is the lowdown on modding PS2 ISO files. It’s extremely difficult and time-consuming, and the groups and individuals doing it do it for the love of the sport and the title. To make things even more difficult, not all ISO games are accessible and can be modified in the same way, and with some it is simply impossible.

So while I’m sitting here typing the sports titles that I’d like to see improved, I’m doing it from a naive point of view. That said, as the creator himself (see MLB The Show stadium creations) I have a deep respect for everything that goes into every title and creating a better experience for the community.

These are my top five sports games that I’d like to see get the PCSX2 enhancement treatment if possible, but there are so many solid sports titles from the PS2 era and we here at Operation Sports would love to know which games you would list above.

Football-Germany striker Werner returns to Leipzig from Chelsea

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Chelsea’s German striker Timo Werner has signed a four-year contract to return to Bundesliga side RB Leipzig, the two clubs announced on Tuesday.

British media said Leipzig were bringing Werner back for around 25 million pounds ($30.21 million) after Chelsea paid the German striker’s 45 million pound release clause in 2020. The 26-year-old spent most of his senior career at RB Leipzig between 2016-20 and is the club’s all-time top scorer with 95 goals.

“The signing of Timo Werner is a special transfer for us,” said Leipzig sporting commercial director Florian Scholz. “We… saw Timo become the club’s top scorer and a Germany international. His return means a lot to the supporters as Timo was a real fan favorite and an identifying figure for many people.”

Werner made his Germany debut in a Confederations Cup win over Australia in June 2017 and now has 50 caps. GOOD TIME

“I am very happy to be able to play for RB Leipzig again,” Werner said on the club’s website https://rbleipzig.com/en/news/2022-2023/timo-werner-rejoins-rb-leipzig . “I had a great time here… when we performed brilliantly as newcomers to the league.

“I’m looking forward to the new season with RB Leipzig and especially to seeing the Leipzig fans again, who mean a lot to me. We want to achieve a lot and, of course, I want to become the first Leipzig player to achieve the 100 goal mark. Werner parted ways with Chelsea after two years at the Premier League club, where he won the Champions League trophy as well as the UEFA Super Cup and Club World Cup in 2021.

He made 89 appearances for Chelsea, scoring 23 goals. “Dear Blues, today marks the end of my journey with Chelsea FC,” Werner said https://twitter.com/TimoWerner/status/1557034784848748545, posting a farewell message to fans on his media platforms social.

“I’ve felt so much love and support over the past two years and I’ll never forget how you stood behind me in good times and in bad times. We lifted trophies like the Champions League together and I will always remember the song you wrote and sang for me. I can’t wait to play at Stamford Bridge again one day.”

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Former South African referee Rudi Koertzen killed in car accident

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Former South African international referee Rudi Koertzen was killed in a car accident on Tuesday morning near a town called Riversdale, a local website reported.

He was 73 years old. Koertzen is survived by his wife and four children.

One of the most respected umpires in world cricket from the late 1990s to 2010, Koertzen officiated in almost 400 international matches.

”World renowned cricket umpire Rudi Koertzen and three other people were killed in a head-on collision near Riversdale on Tuesday morning. Koertzen, 73, from Despatch in Nelson Mandela Bay, was on his way back from Cape Town after a weekend of golf,’ Algoa FM News reported.

The former referee’s son, Rudi Koertzen Jr, has confirmed the tragic news.

“He was in a golf tournament with some of his friends, and they were supposed to be back on Monday, but it looks like they decided to play another round of golf,” Koertzen Jr told the website.

Koertzen was inducted into the ICC’s elite panel in 2002 and served on it for eight years.

During his tenure, he officiated as a referee on the pitch and on TV in no less than 397 matches, including 128 Test matches, a record 250 ODIs and 19 T20 Internationals.

It has also had its share of controversies, including the continuation of the 2007 ODI World Cup final between Sri Lanka and Australia in near obscurity due to a misinterpretation of the rule, which forced the ICC not to entrust him with any mission during the first World T20, which took place in his own country, in 2007.

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Football-Bournemouth sign Argentine defender Senesi from Feyenoord

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Newly promoted Bournemouth have signed Argentina defender Marcos Senesi on a four-year contract with Dutch Eredivisie side Feyenoord, the Premier League club announced on Monday. Bournemouth did not disclose the fee, but British media said the transfer was worth around 15 million euros ($15.29 million).

“He’s a huge signing for us and Marcos brings an important pedigree to our team,” Bournemouth chief executive Neill Blake told the club’s website https://www.afcb.co.uk/news /first-team/senesi-signs-for -les-cerises. “There was inevitably a lot of interest in him, so the fact that he chose to come here is a clear sign of our appeal as a football club.

“Bringing in a current Argentina international with experience in European competitions is another indication of the club’s ambition and we are all looking forward to seeing Marcos in an AFC Bournemouth shirt.” The 25-year-old joined Feyenoord in 2019 from Argentine Primera Division side San Lorenzo. He made 116 appearances for the Rotterdam-based club, playing regularly in Europe.

Called up by the national teams of Italy and Argentina, Senesi opted to represent the latter and made his debut in a friendly win over Estonia in June. “I am very happy to join the (Bournemouth) team. Let’s make memories together,” he wrote on Twitter https://twitter.com/senesimarcos/status/1556691021999869952.

Senesi also thanked his former team. “Feyenoord was my first club in Europe and I’ve always felt at home in Rotterdam. I’ve come a long way with the club and the fans,” said Senesi.

It will be Bournemouth’s fifth signing of the tight season after the additions of defender Ryan Fredericks, midfielders Marcus Tavernier and Joe Rothwell as well as goalkeeper Neto, who joined on a free transfer on Sunday. ($1 = 0.9812 euros)

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Football-Chelsea need a new generation of defenders, says Tuchel

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel was delighted with the performance of Thiago Silva, Cesar Azpilicueta and Kalidou Koulibaly on Saturday, but with all three backs having a combined age of 100, he knows the club need to secure the next generation of defenders . Chelsea, who beat Everton 1-0 in their Premier League opener, lost 29-year-old Antonio Rudiger and 26-year-old Andreas Christensen at the end of the season before signing Senegal international Koulibaly from Napoli.

“We are so happy to have players like Azpi, Thiago and Kalidou, but it is also important that we have the next generation to possibly take over in the years to come,” the German told https:// www.chelseafc. com/en/news/article/tuchel-praises-experienced-defensive-trio the club website. “The game is very physical and very demanding, that’s the situation, so we need other players to rotate with these guys,” he added.

“In general it’s a fact that we have the back three, the keeper and the double six in Jorginho and N’Golo (Kante) who are all in their thirties. That’s how it is and even though we’re so happy to these guys, we also have to think about the future.”

Chelsea, third last season, host London rivals Tottenham Hotspur on Sunday.

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Ramsey scores for Nice and secures a draw with Toulouse

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Wales international Aaron Ramsey came off the bench to score the equalizer for Nice in a 1-1 draw with promoted Toulouse in the French league on Sunday.

Signed on a free transfer from Juventus in the summer, Ramsey replaced Calvin Stengs in the 76th minute and made an instant impact for his new club as he pounced on a pass from Billal Brahimi to score with a first effort in the 78th.

Ramsey is the first Welshman to play in the French league since Brynley Griffith in 1959 according to the official Ligue 1 website.

On his debut in the French league, Thijs Dallinga opened the scoring by fending off a cross from Toulouse captain Branco Van den Boomen in the 20th.

Toulouse signed Dallinga for a fee of 2.5 million euros ($2.55) this summer. Last season, the Dutch striker scored 36 goals to help second tier Excelsior Rotterdam to promotion. Dallinga also beat the offside trap to be clean on goal in the 18th minute but had his effort deflected off the post by Nice goalkeeper Marcin Bulka. Stengs was Nice’s only bright spot in the first half. The Dutch winger shook the bar in the 32nd and made a cross for Amine Gouiri, whose tamed header did not hinder goalkeeper Maxime Dupe in the 36th.

Toulouse began to tire in the second half as Dupe denied Khephren Thuram in the 61st. The first round ends later on Sunday with Marseille v Reims, Rennes v Lorient, Lens v Brest, Lille v Auxerre, Montpellier v Troyes and Angers v Nantes. PA SSC SSC

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Sports News Roundup: Soccer-Liverpool boss Klopp backs Salah to shine after signing new contract; Motor Racing-McLaren Told Ricciardo Piastri Will Replace Him-Reports & More

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Football-Liverpool boss Klopp backs Salah to shine after signing new contract

Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp has backed Mohamed Salah to deliver in the new season after the Egyptian striker ended speculation over his future at Anfield by signing a new long-term contract with the Premier League club. Salah, who scored 31 times for Liverpool last season as they won the domestic cup double, put pen to paper last month on a three-year contract.

Motor racing-McLaren told Ricciardo Piastri would replace him-reports

McLaren has told Daniel Ricciardo that fellow Australian Oscar Piastri will replace him in the Formula 1 team next season, according to media reports on Friday. The site http://www.racingnews365.com quoted Australian sources as saying that Ricciardo had been officially informed of his “disengagement”.

MLB roundup: Dodgers honor Vin Scully, rout Padres

The Los Angeles Dodgers pounced on Sean Manaea for four runs in the first inning and four more in the third on Friday night, then cruised to an 8-1 win over the visiting San Diego Padres in the opener. three-game weekend series. The Dodgers also honored Vin Scully before and during their first home game since the Hall of Fame broadcaster’s death on Tuesday.

WTA roundup: Emma Raducanu falls in quarter-finals in Washington

Russia’s Liudmila Samsonova saved four set points in the opening set and then beat second seed Emma Raducanu of Great Britain 7-6(6), 6-1 on Friday in the Citi Open quarter-finals in Washington. Raducanu, the defending US Open champion, failed twice to win the first set with Samsonova serving at 4-5. Raducanu then took a 6-4 lead in the tiebreaker but lost the next four points.

ATP review: Andrey Rublev and Nick Kyrgios survive busy day in Washington

Andrey Rublev of Russia and recent Wimbledon runner-up Nick Kyrgios of Australia both won two matches on Friday to reach the Citi Open semifinals in Washington. The tournament schedule has been compacted due to weather-related suspensions and postponements.

INTERVIEW-Paralympic Games-Russia decision on Paris 2024 in November but situation unchanged-Chief of the IPC

A decision on Russia and Belarus’ participation in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games will be made in November, but the ongoing war in Ukraine means their ban from the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Winter Games remains in place, it said on Friday. the President of the International Paralympic Committee. Russian and Belarusian athletes were banned from competing in the Chinese capital on the eve of the Paralympic Games in March because of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, for which Belarus has been a key staging area.

Tennis-Medvedev confirms extended stay for No. 1 with Los Cabos final

Daniil Medvedev will arrive in New York for his US Open title defense this month as the top seed after the Russian confirmed his retention as world number one by reaching the final in Los Cabos, Australia. Mexico, Friday. A ban on Russian players at Wimbledon due to Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine forced Medvedev to miss the grass-court major and he arrived in Mexico for the ATP 250 event with his top ranking under threat.

Tennis-Nadal withdraws from Montreal hard-court event

Rafa Nadal has pulled out of next week’s US Open tune-up event in Montreal, Canada, due to the same abdominal strain that forced him to miss his Wimbledon semi-final last month. last, he said on Friday. World number three Nadal’s quest for a Grand Slam on the calendar has come to an end after he pulled out of his highly anticipated showdown against Australian Nick Kyrgios less than 24 hours before the game.

McKeon admits snooker program took ‘mental toll’

Multiple champion Emma McKeon says she had to pay a psychological price for her dominance in the pool after the Australian became the most successful Commonwealth Games athlete of all time. McKeon, who also has a record number of Olympic medals to her name, won six gold medals along with a silver and a bronze in Birmingham to bring her medal tally to a record 20 at the quadrennial event.

Tennis-Serena Williams faces tough draw in first US Open tune-up event

Serena Williams will have her work cut out for her when the Toronto Open kicks off next week as the 23-time Grand Slam champion begins her hard preparations for the upcoming US Open. If Williams manages to get past a qualifier in her first-round match, she will next face Tokyo Olympics gold medalist Belinda Bencic or savvy veteran and former world number one Victoria Azarenka in the second round.

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Football-DC United signs Belgian striker Benteke from Palace

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Wayne Rooney’s DC United have signed Belgian striker Christian Benteke from Crystal Palace on a 2.5-year contract with the option of a further year, the Major League Soccer club announced on Friday. The former Aston Villa and Liverpool player, who has spent the last 10 seasons in the Premier League, will join his new club pending a work visa, DC United have said https://www.dcunited .com/news/dc-united -signe-belge-international-christian-benteke-de-crystal-palace.

No financial details of the move were disclosed. The 31-year-old, who had a year left on his contract with Palace, scored 37 goals in 177 games in all competitions during his six-year spell in south London.

“Christian is a top player who has been playing at the highest level for a long time,” head coach Rooney, who took over last month, told the club’s website. “His experience and his ability to score goals and help the team will be invaluable. It’s exciting for the team and myself to play him. He will make a huge difference.”

Benteke moved to England in 2012, signing for Villa from Belgian side Genk. He spent three seasons at Birmingham, scoring 49 goals in 101 games. He joined Liverpool in 2015 but struggled in his only season at the Merseyside club before moving to Palace. His best season in south London was 2016-17, when he netted 17 times in all competitions.

Benteke has also scored 18 goals in 45 appearances for Belgium since making his senior debut in 2010. “Christian has been crucial to this club’s Premier League run, having an immediate impact after signing and playing a pivotal role in the team ever since.” Palace chairman Steve Parish told the club’s website https://www.cpfc.co.uk/news/announcement/christian-benteke-joins-mls-after-six-years-at-crystal-palace /2022-08-04.

“We all wish him the best for the next stage of his career.” DC United are bottom of the MLS Eastern Conference standings with six wins, three draws and 13 losses in 22 games. They lost 3-0 to Charlotte on Wednesday.

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Women’s football gear in demand after England’s historic win

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Weekly sales of women’s football gear have tripled since the start of the Women’s European Championship which ended with a historic win for England on Sunday, according to retailer Fanatics Inc, which sold official merchandise for the tournament . The surge in sales demonstrates the growing attractiveness of the women’s sportswear market as social barriers are broken down and participation levels increase. The England senior team’s previous success was the men’s team winning the World Cup in 1966, at a time when women’s football was banned in the country.

An extra-time goal from England’s Chloe Kelly secured a 2-1 victory over Germany at Wembley Stadium in London on Sunday in front of nearly 90,000 fans, a record attendance for any UEFA tournament. including men’s matches. The final also recorded a peak television audience of 17.4 million on the BBC, the highest viewership in the UK for a women’s game. In the four hours after England won, online sales of women’s merchandise – from shirts to scarves and mugs – soared around 640%, Fanatics told Reuters. The company, which is the world’s largest licensed sporting goods retailer, operates England’s official online store and works with brands including Nike and Adidas.

“More women’s merchandise was sold in just four hours after the final whistle than in the seven days before the final,” Jack Boyle, global co-head of direct-to-consumer sales at Fanatics, told Reuters. Sports brands and retailers from Nike and Adidas to the American chain Dick’s Sporting Goods have been actively making more room in their inventories and aisles for women’s gear and merchandise.

Adidas’ head of global brands, Brian Grevy, counts “women’s business sales growth” among his personal bonus criteria, according to the company’s 2021 annual report. The company is trying to grow currency-neutral net sales for its women’s business at a percentage rate of teenage girls each year on average between 2021 and 2025. “Over the past two or three years, we’ve seen more investments from Nike and Adidas, especially in women’s football. As they invest their money in sports, it benefits them,” said analyst Jessica Ramirez. at brokerage J Hali and Associates.

The women’s activewear market alone in 2018 was valued at $26.8 billion, according to data from Euromonitor International, compared to $80.1 billion for the overall activewear market. Euromonitor did not have more recent figures. “It could be worth four or five times what it’s worth today, but I hate putting a cap because I think it’s unlimited,” Boyle said. Last year, global sales of Fanatics women’s sporting goods increased by 28%. “I think we’re in the right place to capitalize on the momentum,” he added.

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Football-Chelsea sign defender Cucurella from Brighton

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Chelsea have signed Spanish defender Marc Cucurella from Brighton & Hove Albion on a six-year deal, the two Premier League clubs announced on Friday. Financial details were not disclosed, but Brighton said the club would receive a record fee for the transfer. British media have reported that the two clubs have agreed a deal worth up to 63 million pounds ($76.46 million) for the 24-year-old.

“I’m really happy. It’s a great opportunity for me to join one of the best clubs in the world and I’m going to work hard to be happy here and help the team,” Cucurella told Chelsea’s website. Cucurella, who has a cap for Spain, joined Brighton in 2021 from Getafe in La Liga. He made 35 league appearances for Graham Potter’s side, who finished ninth in the league last season.

“We didn’t want to lose Marc, but he wanted the opportunity to play Champions League football with a view to accelerating his progression to Spain’s World Cup squad,” Potter told the website. Brighton. “Of course we are disappointed to see Marc go, but we wish him well for the future… (He) has been an absolute pleasure working with him over the last 12 months.”

Cucurella becomes Chelsea’s third signing after bringing in defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli and England striker Raheem Sterling from Manchester City. Chelsea, who finished third in the league last season, start their new campaign with a trip to Everton on Saturday.

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Soccer-Chelsea sign Chukwuemeka from Villa for six years

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Chelsea have signed promising young midfielder Carney Chukwuemeka from Aston Villa on a six-year contract, the two Premier League clubs announced on Thursday. The teams announced on Tuesday that they had reached an agreement for the transfer and that the England youth international had been cleared to travel to London and discuss personal terms.

Financial details of the transfer were not disclosed, but UK media reported the deal was worth £20million. ($24.35 million). Chukwuemeka joined Villa’s academy from Northampton Town in 2016 and made his senior debut in 2021. He played 12 times in the league last season as the Birmingham-based club finished 14th.

“It’s been quite hectic but I haven’t been able to get Chelsea out of my head for the past few days so I’m just happy and relieved it’s all done,” Chukwuemeka, 18, told Chelsea’s website https ://www.chelseafc.com/en/news/article/chukwuemeka-signature-confirmed. “I’m so excited and just can’t wait to get on the pitch, meet all the players and try to win games and trophies with Chelsea.”

Chukwuemeka, who won the European Under-19 Championship with England last month, becomes Chelsea’s fourth signing in the current transfer window. Thomas Tuchel’s side have brought in England striker Raheem Sterling from Manchester City and Senegal defender Kalidou Koulibaly from Napoli.

Chelsea completed a transfer for teenage goalkeeper Gabriel Slonina on Tuesday, but the American will remain on loan at MLS side Chicago Fire for the 2022-23 season. Chelsea begin their league campaign at Everton on Saturday.

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Athletics-Tebogo draws comparisons to Bolt after winning junior record

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

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

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

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

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

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Dhanalakshmi sentenced to three-year ban by AIU for doping

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Soccer-Jota signs new long-term contract with Liverpool

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Striker Diogo Jota has signed a new long-term contract with Liverpool, the Premier League club announced on Tuesday. Liverpool have not revealed the length of the deal, but British media have reported that the Portugal international has signed a five-year extension, keeping him at Anfield until 2027.

Jota helped Liverpool win the FA Cup and League Cup last season, as they finished second in the Premier League just one point behind Manchester City and reached the Champions League final. they lost to Real Madrid. The 25-year-old arrived at Anfield from Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2020 and has scored 34 goals in 85 appearances for the Reds in all competitions.

“What Diogo has brought to this team and this club since he arrived is there for all to see, so it’s very good news that he has signed a new contract,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said on the club website https://www. liverpoolfc.com/news/brilliant-brilliant-news-jurgen-klopp-diogo-jotas-new-contract. “I’ve said before that Diogo is the player we hoped he would be but also a bit better, as long as this continues.”

Jota joins teammates Mohamed Salah, Trent Alexander-Arnold, Jordan Henderson, Virgil van Dijk and Fabinho in committing his long-term future to the club. He is currently recovering from a hamstring injury which cut short his pre-season and is set to miss Liverpool’s Premier League opener at promoted Fulham on Saturday.

“Unfortunately for me, I was upset in this pre-season because I got injured (in the) last game of the season while playing for Portugal,” Jota told the club’s website https:/ /www.liverpoolfc.com/news/diogo-jota-signs-a-new-long-term-contract-liverpool. “So I was coming back in this pre-season, I still felt it a bit. It will be a few more weeks, I would say.

“When you fight for everything, like we did last year, you just want to do it again and do it better, because it’s possible. That drive is in me and I know it’s in my teammates and… We all fight for those titles there.”

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Cricket-Former Black Cap Swift Davis Comes Out Gay

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Soccer-Klopp praises Nunez as Liverpool win Community Shield

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Soccer-Liverpool midfielder Oxlade-Chamberlain with hamstring injury

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

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

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

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

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Justice AM Khanwilkar Hard-working and disciplined judge: CJI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Connecting athletes with their digital avatars

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

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

Steve Schechter, CEO of StarCard Sports Games, said:

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

Roberto Carlos added:

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

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

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

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WBBL: Indian all-rounder Pooja Vastrakar joins Brisbane Heat

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

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

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

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How to play virtual sports games online?

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

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

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

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

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

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

Casino bonuses for online virtual sports betting

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

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

The variety of virtual sports to bet on

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

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

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

How to bet and win in different virtual sports?

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

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

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

How are virtual sports different from esports betting?

eSports

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

Virtual Sports

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

Last words

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





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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The other two Indian teams could also create surprises.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football fans are sweating over replica kit delays

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wiebes hit the air in celebration.

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

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

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

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

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

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Cycling-Cynisca team aims to spark revival of American women

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Brisbane 2032 marks 10 years of the Summer Olympics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Learn a new skill

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

Listen to music

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

Play games online

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

Read the latest sports news

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

Watch live streams

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

catch up on sleep

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

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Play car travel games

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

The best sports games for mobile

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

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

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

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

soccer manager

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

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

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

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

NBA 2K

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

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

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

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

golf star

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Madden NFL

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

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

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

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

GRID Autosport

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

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

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

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

Rocket League Side Swipe

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

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

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

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

Top 10 Premium PlayStation Plus Sports Games

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

10 – AO Tennis 2

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

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

9 – Pure Pool

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

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

8 – Ultra Chess

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

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

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

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7 – Hot Shots Tennis

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

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

6 – Infinite Minigolf

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

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

5 – PGA Tour 2K21

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

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

4 – NBA 2K 2 Playgrounds

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

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

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3 – Golf for everyone

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

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

2 – Golf with your friends

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

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

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1 – NBA 2K22

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

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


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

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

Quidditch goes quadball as sport bodies change names

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Five facts you might want to know about Praggnanandhaa

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Chelsea signs Senegalese defender Koulibaly from Napoli

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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