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NSoft’s Three Most Popular Virtual Sports Games

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

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

Features and Technology Behind Virtual Sports Betting

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

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

RNG Driven Games

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

Virtual sports betting is not exclusively CGI

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

The three best virtual sports games

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

Greyhound racing

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

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

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

Virtual Football League

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

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

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

Virtual horse racing

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

Honorable mention: Virtual penalty shootout

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

What else virtual sports betting has to offer

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

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

Barcelona members approve sale of TV rights and merchandising

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Barcelona ended last season without a title.

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

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Blatter and Platini face 20 months suspended prison sentence

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Football-Barcelona will display the UNHCR logo instead of UNICEF

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Haaland fever intensifies as City announce signing

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

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

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

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

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

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

“I’m looking forward to autumn. Let it come,” he told the Norwegian FA website (www.fotball.no).

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Rhiti Sports Management aboard the Chess Grand Master Rameshbabu Praggnanandhaa

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

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

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Auction begins for highly anticipated IPL 2023-2027 media rights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The founders of SuperTeam Games.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Moshiri has come under fire for the unpopular managerial appointment of Rafa Benitez, who was sacked in January after six months in charge and replaced by Frank Lampard. “Mistakes were made and for that I want to apologize to all of you,” he wrote in a letter https://www.evertonfc.com/news/2642031/mr-moshiri-message- to-evertonians on the club’s website, adding that the board had carried out a strategic review of operations to identify the reasons why they were underperforming.

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

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

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

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Mumbai, Maharashtra, India (NewsSee) • Authored by renowned sports marketer Vinit Karnik, the book is the first in a series to be launched as part of a knowledge series. India’s first ever book on sports marketing in the country as part of a series that will aim to enrich students with industry knowledge. The first book titled “Business of Sports: The Winning Formula for Success”, written by VinitKarnik, Head-Sports, Esports and Entertainment at GroupM South Asia, was launched on Monday by Hon. Shri Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Governor of Maharashtra. The book was published under the Popular Prakashan banner. IISM, founded by former Indian international cricketer Nilesh Kulkarni, has been a pioneer in sports management studies for about 12 years. At a sparkling reception, the book was released by the Honorable Governor in the presence of Mr. Kulkarni, also the founder of IISM, and Mr. Harsha Bhatkal, publisher of Popular Prakashan. The Honorable Governor congratulated the author and IISM on the launch of the book. “The book is an excellent initiative by the author and IISM. In life we ​​have to have a mission and sport can be just that for us as a nation. In the 75th year of our great nation’s independence, this book is timely. In Amritkal, I hope this book will prove to be the nectar the sport in the country needs. “The sports business in India is booming. There is a strong demand for skilled managers and professionals who are passionate about the sport, as well as the business acumen to make these efforts a financial success. This is our humble first attempt at a series of materials that we plan to launch in the coming months for the student community and the industry at large in all aspects of sport,” Mr. Kulkarni said. “The book focuses on the business side of the sport and the various industry verticals. It’s a book about India, written by an Indian for an Indian sports market. It therefore has the potential to be reference material for all professional sports people in the country. The book is available for purchase at the nearest bookstores. Additionally, those interested can order the book online at: amzn.to/3MkAC3h and bit.ly/3H4CLzb. For his part, the author, Mr. Karnik, was delighted to be able to share his knowledge with the whole community. “Major competitions in the country have become great avenues for sponsorships, media engagements and other brand development opportunities. As business processes become more structured every year in the industry, I see the emergence of marketing sports as a subject with a lot of real applications in an Indian context,” Mr. Karnik said. “I tried to apply the basics of marketing and explained in the best possible way how to use them in the field sport with a particular focus on India. This book will especially help Indian students to relate to it so that these principles can be applied seamlessly. Publisher Harsha Bhatkal was also keen that the book’s teachings could be used in an Indian context. “We have published sports books in the past. But it is the first unique concept of its kind where the book is both a fantastic read and also a reference material for knowledge. I’m sure anyone connected with the sport will swallow the book with both hands. In the coming months, IISM will make landmark announcements on future books covering various aspects of sports from an Indian perspective. Stay tuned for further announcements. About IISM To ignite interest in sports and the playing field in future generations of this new India, former Indian cricket team bowler, Nilesh Kulkarni and his wife Rasika Kulkarni founded the International Institute of Sport Management (IISM) within the year. 2010. IISM was awarded the ‘Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar’ in 2020. For the past three years, IISM has been the knowledge partner of the ”Khelo India” program and contributed to the preparation of SOPs for the Khelo India Youth Games and the Khelo India University Games. Nilesh Kulkarni, the founder and director of IISM, served as the captain of the Mumbai Ranji team. He represented India in cricket on several occasions and also contributed to county cricket in the 90s. He holds the unique record of taking a wicket on the first pitch of Test Cricket for India. Till date, 1800 IISM students are making a name for themselves while making the country proud by becoming sports management professionals across the globe. In April 2022, IISM also launched a brand new Bachelor of Sports Science (BSS) course aimed at imparting knowledge of sports science in the country. About the Author Vinit Karnik Vinit Karnik has over 25 years of experience in media, entertainment and sports management. He tried leadership roles in areas related to business growth and strategic thinking. A marketer and team player at heart, Karnik has built a reputation for being an industry thought leader, driving business results and building long-term relationships with leading stakeholders. In a diverse market like India, he has skillfully navigated the dynamics of emerging markets and contributed immensely to the evolution of sports management and consulting, media strategies and the entertainment industry. He is therefore the best professional to comment on sports marketing in India, its development, trends and future opportunities. REP REP

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Soccer-Man City Women sign Ouahabi as transfer rebuild continues

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

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

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

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

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The best representatives of Sevilla FC will travel to Bangalore

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

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

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

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

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Paris St Germain striker Kylian Mbappe is the most valuable football player in the world, according to Swiss research group CIES Football Observatory, followed by Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr and Manchester City’s new signing Erling Haaland. Mbappe, who turned down Real and signed a new three-year contract at PSG last month, tops the list https://www.football-observatory.com/IMG/sites/b5wp/2021/wp384/en with an estimated transfer value of €205.6m ($219.5m), beating out Vinicius (€185.3m) and Haaland (€152.6m).

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

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

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

($1 = 0.9365 euros)

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FC Bengaluru United will host Spanish football giants Sevilla

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

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

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

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

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

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CWG-bound pushers must reach Birmingham a month in advance

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Golf-Matsuyama disqualified from Memorial for marking on club

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Tottenham signs Croatian international Perisic

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Mario Sports games are stuck with post-launch updates

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

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

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Mario Sports Games: Then and Now

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

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


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

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


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


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

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

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

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

MasterPieces hits a home run.

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

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

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

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

IPL 2022: staging for the grand closing ceremony

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

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

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

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

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Chelsea takeover imminent after final deal reached

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The 10 best Nintendo sports games, ranked by Metacritic

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

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

ten Mario Sports Mix has a surprising 64

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

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

9 We ski and snowboard on the slopes at 66

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

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

8 Wii Sports Club was a good title at 68

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

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

seven Nintendo Switch Sports still has time to go 72

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

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


6 Wii Fit U was a lackluster Port 72

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

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


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

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

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


4 Wii Sports Resort was a grand sequel scoring 80

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

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


3 The original Wii Fit ran up to 80

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

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

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

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

1 Ring Fit Adventure is a complete workout at 83

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

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


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Nikhil Prabhu signs two-year contract with Odisha FC

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

“Odisha FC would like to announce that Nikhil Prabhu has completed his permanent transfer from Hyderabad FC for an undisclosed fee. He joins on a 2-year contract with an option to extend for a further year,” the club said. in a press release. official site. Prabhu rose through the ranks by playing in local leagues in Mumbai and continuing to impress with his talents. He was signed by FC Pune City for their U-18 team in 2018 before joining the Hyderabad FC youth team a year later.

He was promoted to the senior squad for the 2020-21 ISL but was unable to feature for Manuel Marquez’s men who narrowly missed out on the semi-finals. He then joined Odisha FC on loan in January 2022 and made three appearances for the club.

Prabhu is a versatile defender capable of playing in different positions and has also shown his ability to contribute in attack. Odisha FC, which has earned a reputation for trusting and nurturing young talent, is therefore the perfect place for Prabhu to start making a name for himself in the ISL. (ANI)

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Soccer-Thiago could be fit for Champions League final – Klopp

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Liverpool midfielder Thiago Alcantara’s injury is not as serious as feared, manager Juergen Klopp said on Wednesday, hinting at the possibility he could feature in the Champions League final against Real Madrid Saturday.

Thiago appeared to pull a muscle in Sunday’s final Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers and Klopp initially said he would likely miss the clash with the Spaniards in Paris. Although the midfielder didn’t train on Wednesday, the German said Thiago is likely to be involved in Thursday’s session.

“There’s a chance. (Right now) it looks like he could be part of training tomorrow, that would be very helpful, obviously, and then we go from there,” Klopp told a news conference. . “So it’s surprisingly good. After the game I wasn’t really positive about it. But we learned already at night that it didn’t look so bad. And from there we Went there, we’ll see,” he said.

Klopp said the players had forgotten the disappointment of finishing second to Manchester City on the dramatic final day of the Premier League season on Sunday. “Nobody feels the pain of Sunday anymore. We are really looking forward to this match against an incredibly strong opponent, the most experienced opponent, you can probably get into this competition, but we are looking forward to it,” he said. -he declares.

Centre-back Virgil van Dijk, who has not played for Liverpool since sustaining the injury in the FA Cup final victory over Chelsea on May 14, is fully recovered. “Yeah, I’m fine, absolutely fine,” Van Dijk told the club’s website.

“No problem and very excited for Saturday of course. My body is definitely enjoying some rest after playing so many games, so many tense moments, and I think getting a little knock after the FA Cup final was maybe a sign that my body needed to rest,” he added.

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Football-Liverpool parade timing jars with Heysel victim’s son

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Liverpool FC’s planned victory parade on Sunday has sparked unease from a representative of the victims of the Heysel Stadium disaster as it coincides with the 37th anniversary of the tragedy.

Liverpool, who face Real Madrid in the Champions League final on Saturday, are planning a celebration in their hometown after a season in which they have already won the two main domestic cup competitions in England and finished second in the Premier League . Sunday also marks the anniversary of the Heysel disaster in which 39 supporters of Italian club Juventus were killed when a wall collapsed after Liverpool supporters charged at them ahead of the European Cup final. Europe in Brussels in 1985.

“To link a Liverpool celebration to May 29 is a bit shocking,” said Andrea Lorentini, who heads the Heysel Families Victims Association and lost her father. “Given what their fans did that night, in my view, May 29 for Liverpool should be a day of mea culpa and reflection, of heartfelt remembrance,” he told Reuters.

Liverpool FC are aware of the issue and acknowledged it when announcing plans for the parade https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/announcements/453831-liverpool-fc-victory-parade-to-take- place-on-may-29 which will take place on Sunday afternoon. “As the date for the Victory Parade falls on the anniversary of the Heysel Stadium disaster, throughout the morning the LFC, supported by Liverpool City Council, will pay tribute to the 39 supporters who lost their lives this day,” the club said on their website.

The parade takes place at the invitation of Liverpool City Council who wanted it on a weekend. Most Liverpool players will leave for international duty early next week. Kenny Dalglish and Ian Rush, who played for Liverpool at Heysel, plan to lay a wreath at the Stade de France before Saturday’s final kicks off. Other floral tributes will be left when the team returns from Paris.

Lorentini was three years old when his father Roberto, a doctor, died at Heysel Stadium while trying to help a supporter with word of mouth. Andrea’s grandfather, Otello, who was also at Heysel and survived, founded the victims’ association and Andrea has been running it since 2015.

Andrea, a sports journalist and football commentator for a local TV channel in Tuscany, adds that current Liverpool FC cannot be held responsible for what happened that night at Heysel. He also understands why Liverpool fans will want to celebrate winning the Champions League final.

“(But) If there was divine sporting justice, it would be better if Real Madrid won the cup on Saturday to avoid this coincidence,” he added. (Writing by Keith Weir; editing by Martyn Herman)

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Golf-DeChambeau withdraws from Colonial due to wrist injury

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Bryson DeChambeau has decided to pull out of this week’s PGA Tour event at Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, as he continues his recovery from surgery to repair a bone in his left wrist, the American circuit. The hard-hitting American, whose prodigious length off the tee has raised concerns about whether he is pushing his body too hard, has not competed since missing the cut at the Masters in early April after overtaking 12 in the first two rounds.

DeChambeau was at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week, where he played practice rounds ahead of the PGA Championship, but on the eve of the second major tournament of the year, he decided not to participate. . DeChambeau, who won his only major at the 2020 US Open, was limited to six world starts this year due to wrist and hip injuries and underwent surgery on his left hand shortly after the Masters.

World number 25 DeChambeau will be replaced on the pitch at this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge by John Huh. According to a report on the Golf Channel website, DeChambeau is targeting a return to next week’s Memorial Tournament in Dublin, Ohio.

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Fake nose auction of vandalized Ibrahimovic statue

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A group of Malmö supporters are auctioning off three replica noses based on the infamous statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic which was erected in his hometown before being removed and stored following attempted vandalism. The statue’s nose was cut off in a pre-Christmas attack in 2019. It also had its leg sawed off and a toe removed before being removed from its plinth in January 2020.

The Swedish striker started his professional career at Malmo FF in 1999 and left for Ajax Amsterdam in 2001 before embarking on a career that has included top European teams such as Manchester United, Inter Milan and his club current, AC Milan. Once adored by Malmo fans, he angered them when he acquired a stake in Stockholm rivals Hammarby in 2019, saying he would make them Scandinavia’s biggest football club.

Protesters said Ibrahimovic was a “fool” for choosing money over love for his hometown and his club. “With this initiative, we want to draw attention to the problems in Swedish and international football,” they said in a statement.

“Our goal is a world of football where supporters are at the center and no one should have to see their club bought out and changed overnight. Therefore, the profits from this initiative will go towards purposes that promote work against football. modern and commercial. , where the love of clubs and sport is central.”

So far, a fake nose has been auctioned online and has been bid for $500.

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Praggnanandhaa scores another victory over world champion Magnus Carlsen

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Indian grandmaster Praggnanandhaa Rameshbabu picked up his second win of the season against Magnus Carlsen in the fifth round of the Chessable Masters online rapid chess tournament, exactly three months after first knocking down the world champion.

The 16-year-old from Chennai capitalized on a late error from Carlsen on Friday to bag three crucial points to keep him in the hunt for a knockout spot.

“I didn’t want to win this way,” Praggnanandhaa said when asked about his second triumph against the world champion.

The match was heading for a draw before the Norwegian made a mistake on move 40 when he misplaced a dark knight in the closing seconds and resigned immediately on the next move as Praggnanandhaa emerged victorious.

The Indian drew with Harikrishna in the next round, beat Gawain Jones before losing to David Anton Guijarro to end the day. The victory took Praggnanandhaa to 12 points, while Carlsen was in second place behind China’s Wei Yi on day two of the $150,000 tournament. Praggnanandhaa currently shares fifth place with Ding Liren.

In February, Praggnanandhaa stunned Carlsen in the eighth round of the Airthings Masters online rapid chess tournament, becoming the third Indian to score a victory over the Norwegian superstar.

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Best Sports Games for Chrome OS of May 2022

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This list is about the best sports games for Chrome OS. We’ll do our best to make sure you understand this list of Best Sports Games for Chrome OS. I hope you like this list Best Sports Games for Chrome OS. So let’s start:

Table of Contents: Best Sports Games for Chrome OS

Sporting events are an exceptionally popular type for every stage of the game. For Chrome, there don’t seem to be many sporting events right now, but there are some pretty good ones. There are games from a lot of major games, but few of them are just terrible. For all the avid fans out there, I’ve been scouring the Chrome Web Store channels for sporting events that are definitely worth watching.

Since the release of Google Chrome, its app store is overflowing with content. Chrome has always had improvements, but apps are really a newer aid to Google’s program. With any app store, there will always be a ton of games and Chrome has plenty of them accessible like Angry Birds, Plants versus Zombies, and Poppit. so it makes sense that they are finally coming to the Chrome web store as well.

Here is the list of the best sports games for Chrome OS

Baseball

It’s a pretty simple game from the guys at MiniClip. It is an arcade baseball game that features two modes. There is Bottom of the Ninth mode and Arcade mode. In Bottom of the Ninth, you are your team’s beater, and your team is behind by two points. You have one inning to score three points and win the game for your team. In arcade mode, you get ten throws to rack up as many points as possible.

There is a target on the field and you must try to hit the ball as close to the center of the target as possible. Hitting is simple and precise. When the thrower has finished throwing, the location of the throw appears on screen. You have a few seconds to hover your mouse over the ball and point in the direction and height where you want the ball to go. You don’t have much time to do all this, so you have to be quick.

soccer coach

It’s more of a business simulator where you’ll build your team from scratch to see if you can take the top spot. This game offers simulation-like gameplay that requires strategy and planning. Keep in mind that this is the mobile version of the game, so it’s a bit stripped down compared to the console and PC versions.

This premium game usually sells for $10, although some in-app purchases are included. Luckily, these IAPs are only so high, where purchases exist primarily for convenience items. Since Football Manager Mobile is a single-player game, what you decide to spend won’t affect anyone else. More or less, it’s a game with deep mechanics, fair monetization, and enjoyable gameplay. Even better, it is well controlled on mobile.

BOXING STAR

One of the best mobile boxing games available today, Boxing Star is easy to pick up, packed with great features, and offers great gameplay. Using intuitive virtual and touch controls, you can dodge and defend against your opponent’s punches while dishing out your own straights, hooks and uppercuts. Stunning an opponent opens them up to a Frenzied Special Attack.

Winning matches in Story Mode will earn you in-game currency and new gear. You can customize your boxer’s physical appearance and all the “sparkles” that come with boxing stardom. You can choose which trip you’ll take, which team you’ll travel with, and even where you live.

FIFA Soccer

Sports games have struggled to keep up with other genres in terms of quality. You’ll find games with a bit of polish these days, but the bigger, deeper titles are usually free. Despite a relatively small selection, there are a few decent games in the sports genre.

We have tried to include as many one-time payment games as possible. You can also search Google Play yourself. Some games have great graphics. However, the free-to-play style makes the games hard to really enjoy. Anyway, let’s take a look at the best sports games for Android!

beat club

You know how it works: the first rule of Punch Club is that no one talks about Punch Club. Pretty close, right? This enchanter allows you to train your very own MMA fighter, as well as manage his monotonous life outside the ring. There’s no real hands-on combat in Punch Club, but you’ll still feel fully engaged.

In a way, it’s similar to Football Manager, except it has very different graphics. Punch Club is a stunning pixelated creation, while leaning towards a clean and realistic approach. Although you don’t have too many hands-on fights, there are plenty of other things you can do.

pool stars

The mobile gaming market is no stranger to pool simulators. They were a staple in mobile gaming even before the first smartphones were released. Pool Stars is your classic pool simulator, but it has its advantages. The gameplay is simple as pool simulators go. You tap and hold the screen to adjust your shots and hope for the best.

There are in-game purchases, but they don’t really interfere with gameplay. You earn money by playing, but you can also spend real money there. Additionally, playing matches online costs tokens, and you can also buy them.

nba jam

NBA Jam is a classic game that has been enhanced by the developers and remains one of the finest and most fun sports games available on Google Play. With better graphics and rosters, this version of the ’90s arcade classic has all the fast-paced 2v2 action you remember.

You can play in four different modes, including local and online multiplayer. Touch controls are intuitive and responsive, making it easy to set up a perfect shot or execute three shots in a row.

3D Champs

It’s a football game that looks a lot like sports games of the past. It plays and looks very much like an NES football game. You use WASD or the d-pad to control your players on the pitch, and X or N to pass and C or M to shoot. The games are very fast, so it’s great if you only have a few minutes to kill.

It’s not an advanced soccer game, but if you want to get that old school feel and have fun playing soccer, I’d check this one out.

BOXING STAR

One of the best mobile boxing games available today, Boxing Star is easy to pick up, packed with great features, and offers great gameplay. Using intuitive virtual and touch controls, you can dodge and defend against your opponent’s punches while dishing out your own straights, hooks and uppercuts. Stunning an opponent opens them up to a Frenzied Special Attack.

Winning matches in Story Mode will earn you in-game currency and new gear. You can customize your boxer’s physical appearance and all the “sparkles” that come with boxing stardom. You can choose which trip you’ll take, which team you’ll travel with, and even where you live.

golf star

Golf Star is the best golf game on Android, with stunning graphics and simple controls. You can design your golfer and access career mode, where you can learn the ropes and hone their skills. Along with career mode, multiplayer modes like tournament mode and goodwill match mode allow you to compete against live opponents in one-on-one matches.

Purchasing coins and GP to purchase cosmetics, consumable goods to make gameplay easier, and VIP memberships to unlock better things each week are all microtransactions.

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Soccer-Stuttgart finalize permanent signing of Mavropanos from Arsenal

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

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

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

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

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Mario Sports Games Coming to Nintendo Switch

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With the success of Mario sports games and the anticipation of Mario Strikers Battle League, more Mario Sports games may be coming to Switch.

With the upcoming release of Mario Strikers Battle Leaguemany wonder what others Super Mario sports games could come to Nintendo Switch next. Not including Mario KartMario has been in sports gaming since 1987. He and his friends have played countless sports on many Nintendo consoles, including a few for the Nintendo Switch already.

Although Mario didn’t get his name on a sports game until 1995. Mario Tennis on the Nintendo Virtual Boy he has been a playable character since 1987 NES Open Tournament Golf. Since then there has been mario games for golf, tennis, strikers, basketball and baseball. There was also mario games that feature multiple sports like Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games and Mario Sports Mix.

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With the list of mario with sports games being as long as they already are, there are plenty of opportunities to add or remaster more mario sports games for the Nintendo Switch. Currently, Mario The Aces of Tennis, Mario Golf: Super Rush, Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games: Tokyo 2020and, coming in June, Mario Strikers Battle League are all available on Switch. Other older mario sports games are available on Nintendo Switch Online and Nintendo Switch Online Plus.

Mario Baseball & Basketball is coming to the Nintendo Switch


Super Mario Baseball Switch Game

Mario’s foray into America’s favorite pastime was Mario Superstar Baseball for the GameCube in 2005. In 2008, Mario returns to the diamond for Mario Super Punchers on the Nintendo Wii and in 2016 on the Wii U. With the success and growing popularity of motion controls on the Nintendo Switch, Mario Baseball would be a great addition to the current mario sports games available. Nintendo might even mix things up a bit like it did with Mario Golf: Super Rushcombat mode and add a different kind of gameplay.


Mario Hoops 3 on 3 was released in 2006 for the Nintendo DS. It received average reviews and many complained about the lack of decent multiplayer options. With the Nintendo Switch and its advancements in online multiplayer as well as Joy-Con motion controls, it’s the perfect time for Mario to make a return to basketball.

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Mario Sports Mix was released in 2011 for Nintendo Wii and in 2016 for Wii U. Mario Sports Mixplayers can join the mario volleyball, hockey, dodgeball and basketball gang in the Mushroom Kingdom. People can play alone, in teams, or against each other, which is great for playing co-op Nintendo games with kids. Mario Sports Superstars was released in 2017 for the Nintendo DS and features soccer, baseball, tennis, golf, and horse racing.


Another mario game with multiple sports would be the perfect addition to the Nintendo Switch. Successful with games like Nintendo Switch Sportsbe able to play more mario sports games in an all-in-one package would definitely be a hit, especially if it contains games that currently aren’t offered on their own. With the Switch’s online and motion control capabilities, players could compete all over the world in different tournaments and games, just like they do in Mario Golf: Super Rush online multiplayer.

While Mario and his friends have already played a decent amount of sports, there’s always room to add more. A lovable cast of characters like those in the mario games could add a fun twist to many popular sports around the world, which could be their own solo games or multiple sports combined into one game. With the Nintendo Switch’s motion controls and online play capability, the possibilities are limitless.


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Tennis-Unbeatable Swiatek embraced the pressure, says Navratilova

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Iga Swiatek has embraced the pressure that comes with being world number one and will go to Roland Garros as a strong favorite to clinch a second major title, tennis great Martina Navratilova has claimed. After replacing Ash Barty at the top of the world rankings following the Australian’s surprise retirement in March, Swiatek has seemingly reveled in her status as the top women’s player.

The 20-year-old Pole won her first Grand Slam title on the red clay of Roland Garros in 2020 and arrived in Paris having won five consecutive titles, including four WTA 1000 events, and 28 consecutive matches. “You can’t be sexier than her right now,” 18-time Grand Slam winner Navratilova told the WTA. “She’s playing very well and she’s healthy – it’s a fantastic combination. She’s fresh and tough at the same time.

“She looks pretty unbeatable on any surface, especially on clay now. So we have an overwhelming favorite for the French women when it was wide open last year. “Obviously the pressure don’t bother her. She just kisses it. It’s great to see – when you’re the favorite and you keep winning.”

Australian Sam Stosur, who won the US Open in 2011 and reached the final at Roland Garros the year before, said Swiatek’s confidence was at an all-time high and she was currently the strongest in the world mentally . “If you win back-to-back titles, you feel amazing, that confidence grows,” Stosur told the Australian Open website.

“No matter what happens, you’re going to walk out on that pitch and think you’re going to win every game. And I think (the feeling) just builds and builds and builds.” small weakness, or any small doubt, fades each time she enters the field with another victory. I think it’s pretty tough to get past someone who’s been so dominant the last two months on tour…and win a lot of those games relatively comfortably.”

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Former PGA Champion Stockton laments attendance at Champions Dinner

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-Nadal ready for Roland Garros despite injuries

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

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

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

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

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

MLB roundup: Willson Contreras slam sparks Cubs rout

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

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

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

Nestor Cortes calls old tweets ‘unacceptable’

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

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

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

Rugby-Leinster top European Player of the Year shortlist

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

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

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

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

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

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UEFA ticketing policies in the spotlight for European finals

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Even Liverpool manager Jürgen Klopp has dealt a critical blow to UEFA, with ticket prices and ticket quotas again in dispute ahead of the next three European club competition finals.

UEFA decisions bring in millions of dollars in revenue that directly benefits clubs, but rarely satisfies anxious fans hoping to be at the game.

Only a small portion of Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers fans will be inside Sevilla’s stadium for the Europa League final on Wednesday. Only half of the 40,000 tickets were allocated to the important travel assistance of the two clubs.

Liverpool fans have a better offer for the Champions League final against Real Madrid at the Stade de France on May 28. UEFA gave each club around 20,000 of the 75,000 tickets available and funded discounts for thousands of euros to bring the cheapest price down to 60 euros ($63).

Still not good enough, say a group of official Liverpool supporters unhappy that this season UEFA are taking far more revenue from tickets to the Champions League final than when the same two teams met in 2018.

“They (UEFA) are not the saints of football, they never were,” Klopp said, adding he understood the fans’ position “100,000 per cent”. It was unclear whether supporter groups and Klopp – who later received a phone call from UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin – understood exactly where the money for tickets and corporate hospitality goes during the European finals, and who finally obtains the vast majority of them.

(Spoiler alert: The money is going to hundreds of clubs across Europe, securing prize money and solidarity payments from the 3.5 billion euro ($3.7 billion) pot of revenue. UEFA commercials from men’s club competitions).

THE FINALS Three intense matches over 11 days will close the men’s club season in Europe, with six passionately supported teams from six different UEFA member countries competing.

Liverpool against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Eintracht Frankfurt v Rangers in the Europa League. Feyenoord against Roma in the first Europa Conference League.

Each club has a proud European past and most are overdue to write a new history. The downside for UEFA is that ticket supply cannot meet demand.

The Stade de France, in the northern suburbs of Paris, can accommodate 75,000 people during marquee football matches. That’s 10,000 more than originally planned – UEFA won the Saint Petersburg final when Russia invaded Ukraine.

Eintracht Frankfurt and Rangers could each have sold the entire Ramón Sánchez Pizjuán stadium in Sevilla, but fans have it worse for the Europa Conference final in Albania. The National Arena in Tirana is limited to 20,000 on May 25, and Feyenoord and Roma have each secured just 4,000 tickets.

The 40% club quota is low for a final, according to the Football Supporters Europe group, which works with UEFA on fan issues. The usual range is 52% to 58%.

Feyenoord expressed disappointment and warned fans against buying from unofficial sellers.

CHOOSE THE LOCATION? The UEFA Executive Committee chooses the stadiums for the finals at least a year in advance to ensure the cooperation of the host city and the necessary hotel rooms.

To stage a match just three weeks before the two finalists are known is “untenable”, Football Supporters Europe executive director Ronan Evain told The Associated Press.

UEFA are careful not to overestimate demand after some Europa League finals – including 2014 in Turin and 2015 in Warsaw, both involving Sevilla – ended up with thousands of empty seats.

That caveat was out of place for the third-tier Europa Conference League, which was expected to host few legendary clubs. North Macedonia has offered to host a stadium with more than 30,000 spectators in Skopje.

The Albanian Football Federation, like Azerbaijan for the 2019 Europa League final in Baku, was rewarded after investing in a new national stadium.

TICKET QUOTAS The 53% of tickets allocated to Liverpool and Real Madrid correspond to the recent Champions League finals. It’s also about 3,000 more than each for their 2018 final in Kyiv.

A bigger problem is the free sale of 12,000 tickets via the UEFA website in April before the end of the semi-finals. The 8,500 correspondents on general sale for the match in Tirana exceeded the club’s quotas.

“A lot of these end up on ticket resale platforms bought by fans of both clubs (at higher prices),” Evain said, adding that it was an unfair element of UEFA’s ticketing policy.

Klopp and Liverpool fans have been angered by the quota of sponsors who, Ceferin noted, pay “100 million euros or more” every season.

“It’s part of a contractual obligation that we have,” Ceferin said last week, defending deals with brands like FedEx, Mastercard and PlayStation.

Real Madrid are expected to receive around 125 million euros ($131 million) from UEFA this season and Liverpool are expected to receive a few million less. Europa League winners usually earn around 30-35 million euros ($31-37 million) from UEFA.

TICKET PRICES UEFA has frozen the cheapest tickets for the Champions League final at 70 euros ($74) until 2024, Evain said.

To reward fan loyalty during the pandemic, UEFA offered and paid for thousands of free tickets for each finalist. Liverpool and Real Madrid have preferred discounts in cheaper categories so that more ticket holders benefit.

“For us, it won’t make a big difference if all the tickets are 10 euros ($10.50), but it will make a big difference for the clubs,” Ceferin said.

Since 2018, the most expensive tickets have gone from 450 euros ($473) to 690 euros ($725) – money that mainly goes to clubs due to a well-drafted formula that UEFA negotiated with the club. European Club Association, of which Liverpool is a prominent member.

UEFA has consistently made concessions to the ECA since its launch in 2008 to fend off threats from a dissident Super League.

WHO IS PAID? Money from tickets and corporate hospitality from the three finals goes towards total revenue from broadcast and sponsorship deals across all UEFA men’s club competitions.

UEFA deducts the costs of organizing competitions and solidarity payments to European clubs that have not taken part in European competitions or that have been eliminated in the qualifying rounds.

There remains around €2.9 billion ($3 billion) in net revenue, split 93.5% between participating clubs and 6.5% to UEFA.

This money is expected to skyrocket again when the three men’s competitions add more teams and more games in 2024. Then the revenue from the final three will be proportionately less.

“We would encourage them,” Evain said, “to reduce ticket prices.”

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

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

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

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

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

MLB roundup: Willson Contreras slam sparks Cubs rout

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tennis-No tournaments in China as WTA releases updated schedule

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

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

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

Nestor Cortes calls old tweets ‘unacceptable’

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

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

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

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Classic Wii Sports Games Nintendo Switch Sports Still Needs

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Nintendo Switch Sports offers volleyball, tennis, chambara, badminton, soccer, and bowling, but it still lacks many classic Wii Sports game types.

There are six games included in Nintendo Switch Sportsbut it still lacks a lot of game types that were very enjoyable in Sports Wii and Wii Sports Complex. Bowling, tennis, volleyball, badminton, football and chambara were all included in Nintendo Switch Sports at launch, and there are plans to release a free expansion in fall 2022, but not all supposed DLC game types have been confirmed.

With the addition of Chambara, Volleyball, Badminton and Football in Nintendo Switch Sports, there are a total of 19 different game types in the series. At launch, the latest title in the series only has two of the original sports, so there are plenty of opportunities to revisit others in an expansion. It’s also possible that entirely new sports will be added when the DLC becomes available. For example, there is a rumor that Dodgeball will be added later this year.

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With Wii Sports Complex having 12 unique sports, it would be amazing if Nintendo Switch Sports only added one or two in the DLC. At the moment it is unknown whether or not this new title will have several expansions, but there is at least one coming in the fall. While some completely new sports can be great fun, it would be a mistake if Nintendo ignored the popularity of some of the classics. Sports Wii kinds of games. There are plenty of sports missing from the latest release, but some deserve the Nintendo Switch releases more than others.


Nintendo Switch Sports needs a boxing version of Wii Sports


Classic Wii Sports Games Nintendo Switch Sports Still Needs Boxing

Boxing was arguably the best game of Sports Wii because it was the hardest to master and the training modes were just as enjoyable as the real sport. There were also over 30 different opponents to beat with varying difficulty levels, including beginner, pro, and champion. Being able to block, dodge, and punch like a pro took decent effort, and beating the toughest opponents was more satisfying in boxing than in any other original sport.

It should be relatively easy to translate Boxing from Sports Wii at Nintendo Switch Sports. Using both joy-cons would be necessary, and controller independence can actually make combat easier. The limited range of wired Wii Controllers would sometimes cause the Nunchuk wire to be removed from the Wii Remote and the game stop in the middle of a swing or movement. Separating the joy-cons can enhance the immersion of the boxing experience.


Baseball should be included in a Nintendo Switch sports update


Classic Wii Sports Games Nintendo Switch Sports Still Needs Baseball

the original Sports Wii Also included baseball and while it had its flaws, having an adaptation of the sport would be a great addition to the new game. Currently, three of the six sports in the new title are clean games that look very similar. Although volleyball has a somewhat different setup than tennis or badminton, there is a noticeable lack of diversity between the six sports, and the addition of baseball could help address this issue. Sure, Nintendo Switch SportsBowling, Chambara, and Soccer also help break up e-sports, but there still need to be more games that feel completely different from the rest.


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The controls in Sports Wii Baseball was flawed, and NPCs’ ability to catch almost any ball made racing difficult. Throwing was fun, but playing practice modes was more enjoyable than a real game due to the player’s inability to control the rest of their team. Whether Nintendo Switch Sports added Baseball in an expansion, the way NPCs interact with players would need to be greatly improved. Joy-cons already lend themselves to good baseball controls using a single controller, so it’s possible that Baseball could be added in a future DLC.


Nintendo Switch Sports Should Adapt Archery From Wii Sports Resort


Classic Wii Sports Games Nintendo Switch Sports Always Need Archery

Archery was included in Wii Sports Complex, and it was a fun way to test a player’s accuracy in a relaxed atmosphere. The aim guide countered the difficulty settings, but Nintendo Switch Sports has the potential to give players more challenges. Instead of just having a moving target, like in the original Archery on Expert, Nintendo could add moving obstacles or different types of bows to choose from. The biggest problem with adapting archery for the new title is the joy-con controllers.

Wii Sports Complex had a pack of alternate controllers to buy separately, and while they weren’t required to play the game, the bow included in the pack made archery much more enjoyable. Even the Wii Remote and Nunchuk seem easier to use than the joy-cons for archery because the wired connection lets players feel when their arms are in the correct position. Using only counter-joys can feel awkward or cause problems when trying to line up a shot. If Archery is added to Nintendo Switch Sportsa new controller extension similar to the Mario Kart wheels may be required.


Cycling could add diversity to Nintendo Switch Sports


Classic Wii Sports Games Nintendo Switch Sports Still Needs Cycling

Cycling is one of the sports of Wii Sports Complex which felt completely unique from any of the other options in both this title and the original Sports Wii. Cycling presented a noticeable change in the sequel to the original sports in Sports Wii. With a few improvements and some miscellaneous tracks, this would be a great addition to the lineup of Nintendo Switch Sports.

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The cons would actually improve the cycling controls, as it means Nintendo can completely avoid the issue of potentially tearing the Nunchuk wire while accelerating. It wasn’t as much of an issue in cycling as in other sports, but eliminating the wire completely would probably make rider control a bit easier. Racing against friends or online would be a nice change of pace from other game types in Nintendo Switch Sports.

Nintendo Switch Sports expansion will include golf


Classic Wii Sports Games Nintendo Switch Sports Always Need Golf

Nintendo has already confirmed that the upcoming seventh game Nintendo Switch Sports is Golf. This sport was featured as one of the top five in Sports Wii, and it was one of the best game types at the time. There are plenty of other sports that could be added, but golf is the one that simply needs to be included in the new title. Golf has been in all Sports title so far, and as a fan favorite, it’s no surprise it’s being added with the fall 2022 expansion.

Basketball rumored to be included in Nintendo Switch sports expansion


Classic Wii Sports Games Nintendo Switch Sports Still Needs Basketball

A rumor surfaced recently that basketball would be one of the sports added along with golf in the Nintendo Switch Sports DLCs. Basketball was originally included in Wii Sports Complex, but the motion controls were clunky and the game type lacked any real challenge. Shooting the ball was fun, but the sport got boring and predictable after a while. However, Nintendo could take some of football’s most immersive controls in the new title and apply the same concept to basketball. This would ensure that basketball is on par with the rest of the sports included or to come Nintendo Switch Sports.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Former cricket tester Andrew Symonds dies in car accident

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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AT&T brings AR content to live sports games

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Soccer-Ronaldo backs Ten Hag to deliver to Manchester United

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

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

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

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

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5 best sports games of the modern era

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

5 best sports games of the modern era

EA Sports FIFA 22

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

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

NBA 2K21

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

Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

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

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

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

Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games

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

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

UFC 4

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

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


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Best sports games of 2022 May

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This list is about the best sports games. We will do our best for you to understand this list of the best sports games. I hope you like this list Best sports games. So let’s start:

Table of Contents: Best Sports Games

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

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

Here is the list of the best sports games

FIFA Soccer

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

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

KO city

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

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

rocket league

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

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

soccer coach 22

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

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

fifa22

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

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

Super Mega Baseball 3

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

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

NBA 2K22

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

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

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No contract in Tasmania for former Australian skipper Tim Paine

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Online gambling industry calls for maintaining 18% GST

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The best Nintendo Switch sports games

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What are the best Change sports Games?

Nintendo Switch Sports has finally arrived in all its Joy-con glory. The long-awaited sequel to 2006’s cultural moment Sports Wii (and its lesser-known sequel, 2009 Wii sports station) brings six motion-controlled mini-games to life in the living rooms of sports-loving countries.

“And we’re off to…Spocco Square?” | Image: Nintendo

It’s been too long since we laughed at the idea of ​​a wrist strap, then ducked away as a controller flew past our heads. Luckily, Nintendo somehow revived a lot of the magic of the original. Sports Wii with some welcome updates and tweaks Change sportsbuilding on old games, adding a few new ones, and adding a much-loved online infrastructure that so far works relatively well.

But which new Nintendo casual-cade release is most likely to get Grandma back on her feet and ready to swing a virtual racket? Goomba Stomp is here to decide for you our definitive and highly scientific take on:

“Who Change sports Are the games the most fun? »

Best Switch Sports
“Nothing like falling on your face in the sports center!” | Image: Nintendo

6. Soccer

Or ‘football’ to our frenemies across the Atlantic, however you want to throw it, this new edition at the Change sports the programming is a bit off. On the one hand (or foot), it’s good to see Nintendo trying to stretch a bit with the formula of their simple Sports series. Unfortunately, the result is hard not to note because No-Fun-Rocket-League (the game we’ve all been asking for).

Clearly inspired by the aforementioned futuristic game of fast-paced football cars, in Soccer you’re asked to kick an oversized semi-futuristic ball into an oversized semi-futuristic goal. It comes out well from the formula of the others Change sports activities by simply giving you analog control of your character to move around the field, with swipes for kicks, and the misguided intent to have more fun if you use your patented leg strap.

Unfortunately, it’s just not very fun. The movement controls seem mismatched, the field is too large, and the stamina bar is too limiting. It’s a shame, because it could have been really entertaining if it better stuck to the “less is more” philosophy of games that hold up the best.

Best Switch Sports
“Stop hitting yourself!” | Image: Nintendo

5. Chambhara

Here we might encounter some controversy, as Chambhara has many fans and advocates, and rightly so. Chambhara is another word for “sword fight”, and in this one you face an enemy and swing swords.

There’s a fun strategy to this Change sports offer. When you’re trying to push each other off a platform, you’re essentially trying to predict their swing directions and blockages and counter them, gaining ground when you’re successful. And if you want to go wild, you can even double down.

Chambhara swings best with two willing friends in a room together, but he suffers from his tendency to get restless. Essentially, the controls are in many ways similar to the Wii-mote swordplay of the original Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. If you’re one of the wonderful few who yearn for this Hyrulian scourge again, you’ll be in dueling heaven.

And for the rest, it’s still a good time, it just suffers from limited long-term appeal.

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4. Volleyball

Another new activity in the Change sports mix, Volleyball aims to take you back to your most awkward and frustrating moments in a high school gymnasium and largely succeeds.

Volleyball has something of a new feeling among the Change sports games, especially in its rhythm, which will certainly not suit everyone. Essentially you serve, hit, place a spike and in defense you aim to back up or block.

Tutorials are oddly lacking in a few of the Change sports offers, but Nintendo includes one here, and it’s necessary. The move sets take a bit of practice, and what’s most striking is that they move slower than any sports game we’ve yet seen. But in that slowness, it’s also quite responsive.

If you can overcome your gym class nightmares, find the rhythm, and most importantly, get the chance to play with friends, it can become both strategic and fun, and a welcome addition to the sport-o group.

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3. Badminton

While one has a birdie and the other a ball, it’s hard to classify badminton vs. tennis as they have a very similar feel.

In fairness, while in essence you are always hitting an object back and forth across a net, there are somewhat different strategies at hand with badminton aside from racket size. In badminton, your timing is more suited to the arc of the birdie than to the timing of the rebound and shot. Still, the decision to make a third of your six featured sports look extremely similar seems a bit odd.

That said, badminton manages to be different enough to be worth a try and deserves a nod as a new Top 3 sport.

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2. Tennis

Badminton is strong but not strong enough to dethrone the queen of the waggle that destroyed the hearts and televisions of a generation: good old tennis.

Tennis is much like it always has been, and if that’s what you’re here for, then you’re here to have a good time. Adding the “ghost” partner into a player might seem a little off-putting, but in essence, your partner is just playing closer to the net, and there’s nothing to be afraid of.

Curiously, tennis is as much about pace as it is about athleticism. It is and always has been suited to the time of your returns (as opposed to the aforementioned arc in badminton), and when you reach the blissful state of the Wii… ahem… i.e. the SWITCH stream Sports, defenders beware.

And really, tennis shines best with one partner, or better with two pairs of friends. You’ll feel like it’s 2006 all over again as you sway and curse your way through Spocco Square.

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1. Bowling

What’s better than bowling? Nothing, what is it.

Much and more humble Sports Wii fans found their way down the halls of the waggle through tennis, but then stayed forever as they discovered the magic of the ten-pin split.

Despite lacking a 100-pin mode and with a slightly modified feel, Bowling still manages to be the most fun mode in Change sports and fully evokes the joy of the original.

Arguably where the Joy-Con implementation shines the most, the new, more subtle controls reward precision and honestly create a strong case for a bowling game all its own. We are ready for the Wario, Nintendo team bowling jersey.

The online play really shines here too, with challenging and fast-paced matches that will keep you coming back for more.

Bowling is and always has been the best, still so damn fun I’ve missed any day of the week.

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More sports, please

Special mention to the Tennis wall which can be played against the credits. It turns out that it is very addictive to hit a ball on the alphabet.

There you have it, sports fans. In the days to come, Nintendo has also promised us Golf, and we’ll be sure to report on that when it drops.

The hope is that we will still see other new and old sports appear in the Change sports catalog, because while there’s plenty of fun to be had in this little pile of sports, the only thing you’ll probably want is more sports. We’re looking at you, Archery, and we’re hoping for you, Undersea Chess.

But for now, what’s on hand, especially at a relatively low price, is well worth it for old-time sports fans. Get ready, grandma; it’s time to dominate the field again.

Games-Hangzhou Asian Games postponed to 2023 due to COVID

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Asian Games in Hangzhou postponed due to COVID outbreak in China

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Arsenal manager Arteta signs new contract until 2025

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Football-Leicester given injury boost ahead of Rome trip

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

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

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

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

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

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The best sports games on PS5

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

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

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

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

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

The top 8 best sports games on PS5

8. Cricket 22

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

7. NHL 22

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

6.FIFA 22

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

5. MLB The Show 22

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

4. Republic of Horsemen

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

3.NBA 2K21

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

2.WWE 2K22

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

1. Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater 1+2

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

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

New PS4 tournaments feature iconic combat, FPS and sports games

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

A look back at PS4 tournaments in 2021

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

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

Upcoming programs on PS4

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Available now only in North America until July 30.

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Xbox Game Pass kicks off in May 2022 with indie and sports games

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In just a few days, on May 5, 2022, you will also be able to play “Trek to Yomi”. It is a story-based samurai game that follows the life of a young swordsman named Hiroki. Set in black and white, the game still manages to deliver beautiful visuals and a classic tale of combat against the forces of evil. “Trek to Yomi” will be available via cloud gaming, Xbox console and PC. Another title slated for release on May 5 is “Citizen Sleeper,” a space-based narrative RPG that explores life and survival in a dystopian, futuristic, sci-fi-like metropolis.

Three more titles will hit the platform on May 10, including the sequel “Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair Anniversary Edition,” “Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising,” and “This War of Mine: Final Cut.” The first arrives as part of a hit franchise and sequel to the original “Danganronpa.” First released in 2010, the franchise has established itself in the video game narrative novel genre, and the sequel seems to be following in its footsteps. “Eiyuden Chronicle: Rising” is also part of a larger franchise set in the same world as “Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes”. The game combines fast-paced combat with dialogue and various elements of an action-adventure RPG. Finally, “This War of Mine: Final Cut” is a remaster of an already existing game that sees the player trying to survive in a city under siege.

The game, which is scheduled for release on May 12, is another sports title: “NHL 22”. If basketball isn’t your thing, two weeks after “NBA 2K22” you can indulge in the ultimate hockey experience through EA Play. The title offers realistic hockey simulations, with various visual enhancements and superstar players to choose from.

Written to Commissioner to act on encroachments: Mayor of EDMC

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Tiger Woods heads to Southern Hill for PGA practice round

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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American basketball importer Adams named Australian NBL MVP

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Fury acknowledged “ups and downs” on Wednesday.

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

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

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A selection of the best sports games for your smartphone

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

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

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

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


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


Madden NFL Mobile Soccer

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

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


NBA 2K20

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

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


MLB 9 innings 22

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

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


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


golf star

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

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


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Former Bangladeshi spinner Mosharraf Hossain dies aged 40

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

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

He is survived by his wife and one child.

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

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

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

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The best sports games for Android mobiles in 2022

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cycling-British Cycling offer support to Wiggins after abuse allegations

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

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

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

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

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

Panthers LB Damien Wilson facing assault charge

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The national under-18 chess championship will start from Monday

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sreenidi’s Colombian striker Castaneda is also a manufacturing engineer

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

But other challenges await when mother nature does not cooperate.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Olympic gymnasts face inflated expectations at NCAA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Yet the distinction could get lost in translation.

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

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

And yes, it was pretty dope.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Indian GM Praggnanandhaa wins Reykjavik Chess Open

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

MLB roundup: Hunter Greene shines on Reds debut

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Xbox Game Pass turns mediocre sports games into comfort food

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Most modern sports game franchises have settled into mediocrity. Companies like EA and 2K have found a lucrative formula for franchises like FIFA, Madden, and NBA 2K, so they rarely have to reimagine what those series look like despite the frustrations of some hardcore fans. Sony San Diego’s MLB The Show series has been slowly falling into a sports gaming slump in recent years.

Whereas MLB The Show 22 features new modes, updates to existing ones, and a new commentary team, the gameplay itself doesn’t seem like a big improvement over MLB The Show 21. Despite that, I’m having a good time with it, thanks to Xbox Game Pass. Mediocre sports games are somewhat insane and enjoyable comfort games for many gamers like me. Playing them through Xbox Game Pass ensures that I don’t feel embarrassed spending a lot of money on a game super similar to a title released 12 months ago.

As long as the series remains on Xbox Game Pass, I doubt I’ll play MLB The Show on PlayStation again. That said, I’ll probably continue to play each new episode every year due to the niche it occupies on Microsoft’s subscription service.

If it ain’t broke

Only a few minor tweaks make a bit of sense because MLB The Show 22 just launched on more platforms than ever. Historically, it was a PlayStation console-exclusive series; next to a 2019 agreement with MLBSony San Diego baseball titles have arrived on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and S, and now on Nintendo Switch. When you’re focused on growing your audience and need to build a game in less than a year, it makes sense not to introduce drastic changes to the core gameplay mechanics and just tweak and add to what already exists.

Certainly, MLB The Show 22′s gameplay is also just in a very good place. Throw, stick, and pitch all have a lot of depth and different control schemes, even though those mechanics are the same as last year.


MLB The Show 21 is what brought me back to this franchise, after all. When I returned to this series after being on hiatus for several years, I found MLB The Show games to be perfect titles for me to play for relaxation. It allows me to practice one of my favorite sports without thinking too much about the game; Plus, I can actively live and play the fantasy of the White Sox winning another World Series in my favorite modes like March to October and Franchise.

Although I have a huge backlog, I often turn to sports games like MLB The Show when I’m bored and don’t know what to play. There’s definitely some value to a game like this, especially on a subscription service.

Game Pass perfection

Like last year’s headline, MLB The Show 22 is on Xbox Game Pass, and he claims that sports games are more appealing to me when included in a subscription service. Typically, MLB The Show 22 costs $70 on current-gen consoles. I wouldn’t feel comfortable paying that much for an annualized sports game with incremental upgrades, but I’m more than willing to have a good time with it. MLB the show 22 if it’s offered as part of something I subscribe to. It’s a testament to Xbox Game Pass’s ability to get me to play games that I couldn’t normally try, even those developed by its biggest competitor.

Although I won’t buy any, Xbox Game Pass MLB The Show 22 players can still purchase microtransactions. They also have access to cross-progression if they purchase the game on another platform. Overall, this setup seems like a win-win situation for gamers and Sony, especially for a game that would otherwise be underwhelming. I now fully understand why MLB pushed Game Pass deal to PlayStation: Sports games are a great fit for game subscription services. Many gamers like me would love to sit back, relax, and play their favorite sport, but most sports games aren’t worth the full price tag.

MLB The Show 22 isn’t the only game to benefit from Xbox Game Pass; there are plenty of sports games on duty, especially if someone has EA Play through Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. Of course, there’s always a fear that game subscriptions will make developers care more about quantity than quality. MLB The Show 22The situation is an example of why there is long-term concern.

For now though, there are still plenty of critically acclaimed games on Xbox Game Pass that I’ve tried on top of that guilty pleasure. But if I’m ever bored or stressed and want to play a game to pass the time, MLB The Show 22 will be the first game I start.

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Baseball-Five storylines to follow during the 2022 MLB season

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chinese football clubs risk relegation and expulsion for unpaid wages

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

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

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

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

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Football and Australian leagues sign agreement to tackle online abuse

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

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

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

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

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Football and Brazil favorites to win the World Cup in Qatar

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

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

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

Former US goalkeeper Solo arrested on suspicion of DWI

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Stadiums built but Qatar World Cup chief scrutiny endures

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Motor racing-Hamilton says he struggled mentally and emotionally

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

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

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

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

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

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Bundesliga stadiums are full again in time for the season finale

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The last time Union were able to host a full stadium was on November 20 for the 2-0 derby win over Hertha Berlin. Bayern’s last sold-out game was against Freiburg on November 6.

The Bavarian powerhouse are six points clear of Borussia Dortmund and are closing in on a record 10th consecutive league title with seven games remaining.

Bayern will also play a Champions League quarter-final home-and-away against Spanish side Villarreal in April.

If Dortmund drop points against Leipzig on Saturday, or against Stuttgart or Wolfsburg in their next matches, Bayern could potentially claim the Bundesliga title when they face Dortmund in Munich on April 23.

There is arguably more excitement at the other end of the table with three teams – Hertha Berlin, Augsburg and Stuttgart – all tied on 26 points. Last, Greuther Fürth is 11 points behind from the three before his visit to Eintracht Frankfurt on Saturday.

Second-to-bottom Arminia Bielefeld (25 points) hosts improving Stuttgart on Saturday, when Hertha visit third-placed Bayer Leverkusen.

Hertha coach Felix Magath has recovered from his coronavirus infection and will be able to take charge for the first time after missing out on his debut against Hoffenheim before the international break. Hertha’s 3-0 win under substitute Mark Fotheringham was the team’s first of the year and ended a nine-game winless streak.

Augsburg have played one game less than their rivals. It hosts Wolfsburg on Sunday, then Mainz for their postponed match against the coronavirus on Wednesday, before facing Bayern next weekend.

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From butcher to French team, the destiny of Clauss changes

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There couldn’t have been a better time for Jonathan Clauss to return to the club who once thought they weren’t ready for the tough game.

It’s been a long road but the 29-year-old Lens right-back has finally reached the top, getting his first taste of international football with the France national team over the past few days.

Clauss, whose sides travel to Strasbourg – the club that rejected him as a young player – in the French league on Sunday, made his first appearance for Les Bleus against Ivory Coast last week. He then started for the World Cup champions on Tuesday in a 5-0 loss to South Africa.

Both games served as preparation for the World Cup later this year and Clauss lived up to expectations, scoring points in the battle for the coveted places in the squad that will travel to Qatar. Especially since French coach Didier Deschamps now uses a 3-5-2 system with room for full-backs attacking from the flanks, a type of player embodied by Clauss.

It’s actually Clauss’ attacking profile that has caught the eye in the French Premier League this season.

His contribution to Lens’ attacking play was remarkable, with four goals and nine assists under coach Franck Haise, who used him as a right-back. Only Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappé and Rennes midfielder Benjamin Bourigeaud have delivered more assists this season in the league.

With France, the product of the Strasbourg academy entered for a few minutes in the last moments of the friendly match against Côte d’Ivoire. He then delivered a well-rounded performance against South Africa, combining solid defensive play with sharp incursions down the flank and precise crosses.

Clauss will return to Strasbourg full of confidence after his first international experience. Born in the Alsatian city, Clauss was not retained by the club academy of his hometown after 10 years in the youth teams.

“When I was told I wasn’t going to be kept, it destroyed me at the time, but it also allowed me to pick myself up after a fall,” Clauss told the league website. French. “I was disappointed, but I was able to realize that if I wanted to continue playing football, I had to put fun first.” in a bouncing butcher shop. back with amateur teams. He spent several seasons in the German and French lower leagues before signing a first professional contract with second division club Quevilly-Rouen for the 2017-18 season.

He then joined German second division club Arminia Bielefeld before Lens offered him a contract in June 2020.

Only in his second season in the French top flight, Clauss has been a constant threat to opposing defenders, with a total of 29 shots and 58 assists that resulted in an effort on goal, in 28 appearances.

“He had a different background,” Haise told website Lensois.com after Clauss received his international call-up. ”He went through a lot of tough years where he needed a lot of resilience, stamina and to keep believing… He’s a magnificent role model for many players.” With nine matches to go in the league, eighth-place Lens can still hope for a European place next season and will rely on Clauss to deliver again. Strasbourg is in fifth place and is vying for a place in the Champions League.

Paris Saint-Germain, who are 12 points ahead of Marseille, host Lorient on Sunday. Marseille is in Saint-Etienne.

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Golf-Woods return to Masters would be ‘phenomenal’, says McIlroy

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Rory McIlroy said on Wednesday it would be “phenomenal” for Tiger Woods to return to competition at next week’s Masters, adding that the game of golf is better every time the 15-time Major champion plays. McIlroy, speaking to reporters at TPC San Antonio ahead of this week’s Valero Texas Open, was asked what Woods’ potential appearance at the April 7-10 Masters would do for the build-up to the first major of the year.

“For golf and for the Masters tournament and for everyone to have Tiger there would be phenomenal. I think it just adds to the event. Obviously it does,” McIlroy said. . “Everything Tiger Woods does in the game of golf is reinforced every time he’s there. I mean, it would be great for him to be there.”

Woods, who is recovering from career-threatening leg injuries sustained in a car accident in February 2021, was at Augusta National Golf Club on Tuesday where he would have played the entire course. Per tournament protocol, Woods’ name will remain on the list of competitors that appears on the Masters website unless the five-time champion notifies Augusta National that he will not be participating.

“The will and the perseverance, yes, it’s incredible. If he comes back from that, it’s just that he likes to prove people wrong, he likes to prove himself wrong, I think”, McIlroy said. “It doesn’t matter when he comes back, whether it’s next week or a few weeks, a few months later, he’s a wonderful addition to the game and the game of golf is better when he plays and when he plays well.”

McIlroy, who next week will attempt to complete the career Grand Slam by winning all four of golf’s major championships, has spent the last two days at Augusta National. The 32-year-old Northern Irishman said he wanted to get a head start on preparations, especially as Augusta National have made some course changes since last year’s Masters.

“I just wanted to go out there and see it for myself and do a bit of a reconnaissance trip that I haven’t really done in the last two years. Maybe it’s a little bit different,” McIlroy said. “But it was good to be there, good to see the place…I don’t feel like there’s any rush to go there next week and prepare. I have the feel like I’ve done most of my work already, which is a nice feeling.”

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Government discusses the possibility of adopting the “one state, one sport” policy

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Union Sports Minister Anurag Thakur held a meeting with state ministers and officials on the possibility of adopting a “one state, one sport” policy, but no decision has yet been made, said informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.

Union Minister of State for Sport Nisith Pramanik said Thakur held a virtual meeting with state sports ministers and officials and discussed the issue of ‘one state, one sport’ .

“The government will take an appropriate decision at the appropriate time,” Pramanik said during Question Time.

The Minister’s response came to a question from Hema Malini, a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who asked about the possibility of adopting a “one state, one sport” policy for the overall growth of sports and sports. sportsmen.

Earlier, Pramanik said that the Ministry of Youth and Sports recognizes National Sports Federations (NSFs) for different sports as per the provisions of National Sports Development Code of India (NSDCI), 2011 and later published guidelines. from time to time for the promotion and development of sports in India.

These guidelines are readily available on the ministry’s website, along with a list of recognized DSPs that is updated from time to time, he added.

Pramanik said the National Code Against Age-Related Fraud in Sports issued by the ministry requires NSFs to medically screen all players in competitions by age at the time of registration or allow a new athlete to participate. at an event and issue them identity cards. according to their medical reports.

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