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Major Sporting Events in Houston: April 18-24, 2022

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SaberCats battle for position in crowded Western Conference with weekend game | Courtesy of Houston SaberCats

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, April 18 through Sunday, April 24, 2022.

This week, the Astros finally go home for an opening day of H-Town, the Dash closes out the Challenge Cup, eSports takes over NRG Stadium and a star-studded charity event dodge, duck, dive, dive and dodge at EaDo.

Want to know more about the sports happening around H-Town? Find more games and live sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston schedule.

Top 7 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | From Monday 18 April to Wednesday 20 April – Finally, it’s Opening Day at the ballpark when the Astros make their first home appearance of the delayed season in a three-game series with Los Angeles. Go early on Monday to enjoy the Astros Street Fest from 4-6:30 p.m. $9 and up. Monday and Tuesday 7 p.m.; Wednesday 5:40 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park | From Friday 22 April to Sunday 24 April – George Springer returns to Minute Maid Park with the Toronto Blue Jays in a three-game series highlighted by a 1960s-themed Flashback on Friday and Orbit’s birthday on Sunday. $28 and up. Hours vary.
  • Run the Grove 5K at Timbergrove Manor | Saturday April 23 – The annual 5K returns to Greater Heights, helping raise funds for community parks and future events. $45 in advance; $50 on race day. Kids Fun Run is $25; $30 per race day. 8 a.m.
  • Ultimate Dope Dodgeball Charity Challenge at Pitch 25 | Saturday April 23 – This charity showdown at Pitch 25 in East Downtown will see four teams of Houston sports stars and local celebrities dodge, dodge, dive, dive and dodge to earn money for their team’s nonprofit. Hosted by Houston Dynamo legend Brian Ching, the teams will be led by NFL players Whitney Mercilus, Justin Reid, Chester Pitts and DJ Big Reeks. $20; free for ages 5 and under. 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Houston SaberCats vs Toronto Arrows at Aveva Stadium | Saturday April 23 – The final home game of the month will see the SaberCats take on an Eastern Conference team from Toronto. $15 and up. 7 p.m.
  • League of Legends Mid-Season Showdown at NRG Stadium | Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24 – One of the biggest eSports competitions comes to NRG for back-to-back days of action in the Spring Finals, pitting North American teams against each other in League of Legends. Tickets are $120 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2 p.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. Racing Louisville FC at PNC Stadium | sunday april 24 – The NWSL Challenge Cup group stage final will see Dash host Racing Louisville FC. $12 and up. 5 p.m.

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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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Sporting events on air on Sunday April 17 |

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7 p.m.: NASCAR Cup, Food City Dirt Race (WGHP)

1 p.m.: Clemson at Wake Forest (ACCNX)

1 p.m.: Florida at Vanderbilt (ESPN2)

2:00 p.m.: Georgia Tech in North Carolina (ACCNX)

2 p.m.: Virginia at Pittsburgh (ACC)

11 a.m.: Princeton at Yale (ESPNU)

Noon: State of Florida in North Carolina (ACCNX)

Noon: Syracuse to Louisville (ACC)

1 p.m.: NC State at Georgia Tech (ACCNX)

4 p.m.: Texas A&M at Tennessee (SEC)

8:30 a.m.: SEC championship (SEC)

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9:00 a.m.: ACC Championship (ACCNX)

Noon: Maryland to Ohio State (Big Ten)

Noon: USFL, Houston vs. Michigan (WXII, Peacock)

4 p.m.: USFL, Philadelphia vs. New Orleans (USA)

8 p.m.: USFL, Tampa Bay vs. Pittsburgh (FS1)

8:30 a.m.: PGA, RBC Legacy (ESPN+)

9:15 a.m.: PGA, RBC Heritage, Featured Groups and Featured Holes (ESPN+)

9:30 a.m.: PGA, RBC Heritage, marquee group (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, RBC Heritage (Golf)

1 p.m.: PGA, RBC Heritage, featured group and featured hole (ESPN+)

3 p.m.: PGA, RBC Legacy (WFMY)

3 p.m.: PGA, Professional Championship (Golf)

1 p.m.: Minnesota at Boston (MLB)

2:10 p.m.: St. Louis at Milwaukee (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: Houston at Seattle (MLB)

7 p.m.: Atlanta at San Diego (ESPN, ESPN2)

1 p.m.: Atlanta to Miami (TNT)

3:30 p.m.: Brooklyn at Boston (WXLV, ESPN3)

6:30 p.m.: Chicago to Milwaukee (TNT)

9 p.m.: New Orleans at Phoenix (TNT)

1 p.m.: Florida at Detroit (ESPN)

5 p.m.: Buffalo at Philadelphia (ESPN+)

6 p.m.: St. Louis at Nashville (NHL)

6 p.m.: San Jose, Minnesota (ESPN+)

7:30 p.m.: New York Islanders at Toronto (ESPN+)

8:30 p.m.: Columbus at Anaheim (ESPN+)

9:15 am: Premier, Leicester City at Newcastle United (USA)

9.15am: Premier, Burnley at West Ham United (Peacock)

9:30 am: Bundesliga, Bayern Munich at Arminia Bielefeld (ESPN+)

11:30 am: Bundesliga, Eintracht at 1. FC Union Berlin, SpVgg Greuther Furth at TSG Hoffenheim (ESPN+)

1:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, RB Leipzig at Bayer Leverkusen (ESPN+)

11:30 am: English FA Cup, Crystal Palace at Chelsea (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: MLS, Real Salt Lake at New York City FC (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: MLS, Sporting Kansas City at Los Angeles FC (ESPN)

6 p.m.: NWSL, OL reign in Angel City (CBS Sports)

5:30 am: ATP, Monte Carlo Masters (Tennis)

8:30 am: ATP, Monte Carlo Masters (Tennis)

Youth sports app TeamSnap launches new system designed for clubs and leagues – TechCrunch

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TeamSnap, a web-based recreational and competitive sports team and group management service, announced the launch of its all-in-one multi-program management system for youth sports organizations. With the new system, clubs and leagues will be able to register players and take advantage of new planning and team management tools. The launch is set to go live on Tuesday, April 26, and the offering will include the TeamSnap mobile app.

Peter Frintzilas, CEO of TeamSnap, said: “With this deployment, our platform that connects over 25 million youth sports users and over 19,000 organizations can now respond seamlessly, securely and efficiently to all the business management needs of a sports organization, while empowering them. spend more time doing what they love – and that focuses on playtime.”

TeamSnap was founded in 2009 and has come a long way over the past decade, now with over 4 million monthly active users and approaching 2 million daily active users. The app also caters to customers in 135 countries, with teams representing more than 100 different sports, according to the company’s announcement.

Frintzilas spoke to TechCrunch about the new release as well as the benefits of a team sports app and the company’s overall goal.

“We provide easy-to-use tools for communications planning, payment collection, registration. [Youth sports] is a complicated and disorganized industry. And our goal is really to help organize some of that chaos,” he said, “by providing a management platform that brings together leagues, coaches, parents, players, fans in one place and developing that community.

TeamSnap provides a convenient mobile experience for consumers, whether they are independent coaches, parents, families, or even fans. Parents of multiple kids can probably count the number of times they’ve gotten the wrong pitch, gotten the wrong game time, or forgotten it was their turn to bring the orange slices and water bottles. Although these issues may seem minor, it is important for a child to avoid the disappointment of missing a game.

Along the same lines, TeamSnap also aims to bring a valuable user experience to clubs and organizers.

“At the end of the day, our club’s elite clients are very small businesses, and so providing them with the level of financial and cash flow information across all of their programs is critical to success. This new version of the club and the league includes a whole new type of in-depth financial reporting, tracking, allowing them to sort of manage the finances as a whole,” said the CEO.

TeamSnap for Clubs and Leagues integrates the online registration process with roster management, payment, scheduling, event editing tools and more. The offer also gives clubs and leagues a way to simply start a new season or club offer without starting all over again once the year is over.

Registering multiple players quickly is a big plus, as TeamSnap eliminates the need to re-type the same information over and over again. It even helps keep track of which players are family members.

Picture credits: TeamSnap

“With our new system, we’re really pushing to enable these organizers to support these types of setups, allowing their coordinators to have the right level of access to tools and, importantly, data, all while one place,” added Frintzilas.

One client in particular, the North Bay Minor Hockey Association, received terrible support through an anonymous technology vendor. “Communication was poor, support was poor, and that was the last straw,” said Matt Duquette, club secretary and treasurer, in a testimonial for TeamSnap. He added: “We used to put entries and tryouts on our website and hope people would watch. We were emailing the coaches and asking them to email the team. We would post on Facebook. It was a shot in the dark, hoping we would reach everyone.

Just by doing a quick search, there are a fair amount of apps out there that offer communication and planning tools for coaches, like Sports Illustrated Play, LeagueApps (which just raised $15 million), Teamer, and StackSports, among others. While there may be sports teams organizing through a Facebook group or perhaps soon through the new WhatsApp Communities feature, these are only used for communication purposes.

“Unfortunately, in the industry and in sports technology as a whole, we’ve seen vendors reduce that live support for organizations and coaches and we’ve done the opposite, and we’ve gone way beyond the norm of industry Monday through Friday and get full support 12 hours a day in all time zones, seven days a week. Our responsive live chat accounts for over 50% of our interactions,” Frintzilas said.

He also told TechCrunch that the company is looking to integrate video into the user experience, whether through live game streaming or the ability to create highlight reels. User experience is critical to the success of an application and as TeamSnap evolves, the value will hopefully continue to increase for customers.

It’s also important to look at the pandemic and how youth sports teams have declined over the past two years. COVID-19 has stopped many games and delayed seasons. TeamSnap conducted a research study with the Aspen Institute and Utah State University to examine the impact of losing sports on athletes and families.

More than half of parent respondents said their children’s mental health (52%) and physical fitness (53%) had declined during the pandemic. With TeamSnap’s new health check feature and global advocacy for improving youth sports, we hope this will improve over time.

NAB 2022: TVU Networks will showcase a multi-camera control app for sports

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TVU Networks, a market and technology leader in cloud-based and IP-based live video solutions, has announced a multi-camera control sports application that allows officials to instantly review the game during matches and producers to include this live video in their coverage. The application is part of TVU Networks overall microservices-based modular approach, with the TVU Producer cloud-based production platform providing management of camera inputs, live streams, interaction with the audience and the audio mix. Replay will premiere at NAB later in April at TVU booth W3806.

Called TVU Replay, the app will have two modes: Review and Replay. Review mode allows in-game officials and coaches to immediately “review” any close call from their phone or tablet. Replay provides all the production elements needed to produce clips on any device. The app is as easy to use as any smartphone interface.

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“We are introducing TVU Replay in response to customer feedback,” said Paul Shen, CEO of TVU Networks. “We spoke with various college conferences and their need for a next-generation exam solution. Everything we do is in response to solving customer challenges. Thanks to our DevOps culture, we quickly and easily built a versatile solution for a variety of applications. We’ve created a toolset that has revolutionized the way proofreading is handled in terms of ease of use and in a fully cloud-based workflow. »

TVU Networks, NAB 2022

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The frame rate in Replay and Review can be controlled with your fingers on the touchscreen of a phone or tablet or using a video game controller for a laptop. “By replacing purpose-built replay hardware with a video game controller, we’re opening the door to a new potential talent base,” Shen added. “It’s just another example of innovation through listening. Clients have told us about the challenges they face and the obstacles that prevent them from doing what they want, the way they want. The old way is just that, the old way. Our cloud solutions are available today.

TVU Replay is ideal for sports teams, sports leagues, broadcasters and production companies.

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In addition to Replay, TVU will showcase its latest cloud and IP solutions that are reinventing the media supply chain. Experience hands-on demos of TVU Channel, a cloud-native 24/7 streaming solution with full SCTE ad insertion, FAST Channels, emergency offsite remote master control, and dedicated OTT channels. TVU will also showcase REMI remote production and the latest aggregated 5G cellular IP transmissions with 8K support.

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.

Download the Sky Sports app: Premier League goals, F1 race control and more at your fingertips | Soccer News

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The Sky Sports app is the place to get the biggest and latest sports news, live blogs, live goal updates as they come in and all the time Premier League, Championship and more video highlights.

Whatever your sport, we have dedicated sections for Football, Formula 1, Boxing, Cricket, Golf, Rugby, Rugby League, Tennis, NFL, NBA, darts, GAA, netball, racing and other sports.

Download the Sky Sports app on iPhone, iPad and Android

Logging into the app with a free Sky iD is very easy, and once you’ve logged in you can access the following and more…

Sky Sports on the go!

If you have sky sports at home you can stream all your favorite events including 128 Premier League matches from the Live TV section which includes all sky sports strings:

  • Sky Sports main event
  • Sky Sports Premier League
  • Sky Sports Football
  • Sky Sports Cricket
  • Sky Sports Golf
  • Sky Sports F1
  • Sky Sports Action
  • Sky Sports Arena
  • Sky Sports News
  • Air sports mix
  • Sky Sports Racing

Please note:

Live TV and some video on demand content is only available in the UK and Ireland. Additional mobile network and/or Wi-Fi charges may apply.

My Sky Sports

Use our ‘My Sky Sports’ section to create a personalized homepage showcasing your favorite sports, teams, sports stars and of course Sky Sports’ unrivaled roster of experts.

You can select 10 favorites – and you’re no longer limited to clubs.

You can now also select your favorite players, drivers, athletes and experts from a range of sports. There are over 300 options!

But remember that you will need to log in to take advantage of this new feature.

Your Sky Sports push notifications

The Sky Sports mobile app will keep you up to date with the latest news from your favorite sports.

Once you’ve updated to the latest version of the app, you can filter Sky Sports notifications according to your needs.

Learn more here

Watch free PL highlights and clips on the Sky Sports app

You can watch all Premier League highlights with Sky Sports for free and without a Sky Sports subscription.

We’ll bring you highlights from every Premier League game on the sky sports website and app for the majority of games shortly after full time.

Highlights of the matches that will kick off at 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. will be released at 5:15 p.m. that day.

You can also watch in-game goals from Sky Live matches in our match blogs and on Twitterand you can catch Premier League highlights on our Sky Sports Football YouTube channel and Sky Sports Football Facebook page.

Improved stats while watching the Premier League live

What’s more, football fans are in for a treat as, alongside in-game goal clips for Sky Sports subscribers, our new timeline feature for Sky Sports’ live Premier League matches lets you navigate to the match incident you want to watch with a simple swipe.

You can also view match stats while enjoying the big game action.

Watch Sky F1 on your mobile phone

Watching Formula 1 in motion has never been easier thanks to Race Control on the Sky Sports app.

Race Control is available to Sky F1 subscribers on all devices via the Sky Sports app and will show every minute of the on-track action from Formula 1 2022.

To get behind the wheel of the new season, all you need to do as a Sky F1 subscriber is add the Sky Sports app to your phone:

Sky’s privacy notice explains how Sky uses your information. You can view this notice at:

Please read the terms and conditions carefully before using the app.

This app supports iOS 10 and above.

What is Race Control?

Race Control is the digital version of the Sky Sports F1 channel with attached goodies.

As well as providing a live broadcast of the Sky F1 channel during race weekends, users can also access pit lane, on-board cameras, live data and on-track highlights videos.

In other words, it’s up to you whether you want to use Race Control for its enhanced functionality, or as a second-screen experience, or use it for a Sky F1 live stream when you’re on the go.

You can enjoy Race Control on your iPhone, iPad, Android phone or tablet and what’s more – you can also stream the action from across the EU! You don’t need to do anything differently, there are no extra steps or requirements, just watch the action as you would at home.

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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The Bally Sports App for Cable Cutters: How Much Will It Cost?

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TV Answer Man, I have YouTube TV so we don’t have the Bally Sports channel for our brewers (Milwaukee). Do you know when the cable cutter app will be available and how much it will cost? — Justin, Madison, Wis.

Sinclair CEO Justin Ripley said in February that his company would launch a Bally Sports streaming app for cord cutters in the second quarter of this year. The executive said the initial launch will include at least five Major League Baseball teams (Sinclair now has digital rights deals with the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City Royals, Miami Marlins, Milwaukee Brewers and the Tampa Bay Rays) with NHL and NBA teams added in the second half of the year.

The app will allow fans to watch their Bally Sports team on the market, such as the Brewers on Bally Sports Wisconsin, without a subscription to a pay-TV service. They would subscribe directly to Bally Sports.

Sinclair hopes to have more MLB teams available on the app at launch.

However, the Kansas City Star recently published comments from Kansas City Royals CEO John Sherman who suggest the launch of Bally Sports is not imminent despite the second quarter starting on April 1. The newspaper cites a source as saying he won’t be ready until the summer which technically starts in the second quarter, albeit late in the quarter.

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Along with the uncertainty over the app’s launch time comes a bigger question mark over its price. Sinclair has not publicly announced the cost of a team subscription in the market. (You’ll only be able to get your Bally Sports team from the market on the app.) That left it up to reporters to offer some possibilities, based on anonymous sources and financial analysis.

The New York Post reported in June 2021 that Sinclair planned to charge $23 per month for the app. Sinclair was quick to deny that report, but Sports Business Journal recently announced its own prediction that the cost would be north of $20.

This may seem excessive. But consider that DIRECTV Stream, the live streaming service that features Bally Sports, charges at least $20 more per month for any package that includes it. (The Stream’s Choice package, which includes Bally Sports channels and other regional sports networks, costs $89.99 per month, compared to the basic Entertainment package of $69.99 per month, which does not include Bally channels. Sports.)

This should give you an idea of ​​the economics involved in setting the price. Sinclair has to pay a significant amount of money for the rights to the teams’ games and he has to offset that cost in part through the cost of the subscription. (The company also sells in-game advertising.)

So, Justin, chances are the price will be between $18 and $23 when the app launches.

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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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Recall of Kinder chocolates – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 12, 2022 12:40 PM

Health scare: Kinder products have been pulled from shelves on the islands for health reasons (photo provided)

A popular chocolate bar has been pulled from store shelves over fears of possible salmonella contamination.

Kinder products, which include chocolate eggs and bars, have been removed from Lindo grocery stores.

In a statement, the supermarket said it had received a “massive recall notice for all Kinder products”.

A company spokeswoman said: “”We urge all of our customers who have purchased any of these items from Lindo stores to return them as soon as possible for a full refund and do not consume them.

“If the products have already been consumed and you are concerned, please consult your GP.”

The statement said manufacturer Ferrero issued a massive recall notice for all Kinder products that were manufactured at any of its sites in Belgium between June 2021 and today.

Affected Kinder Products

Kinder Surprise 20g

Kinder Surprise 20g x 3 packets

Kinder 150g Egg Hunt Kit

Kinder Mini Eggs 75g

Kinder Surprise 100g

Kinder Chocolates 70g, 200g, 320g

The statement did not specify why the product was removed.

But according to reports from the British Broadcasting Corporation, the recall was made due to a salmonella scare.

Products were pulled from UK and US shelves last week.

The BBC report said: “Ferrero has recalled some of its Kinder chocolates from stores in the United States due to potential salmonella contamination.

“Kinder Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder Mix Chocolate Candy Basket are voluntarily recalled,” said Ferrero North America.

“It comes after the company recalled its Kinder Surprise chocolate eggs from UK stores earlier this week.”

The report adds that manufacturer Ferrero made the decision after salmonella was detected at a factory in Belgium.

It came after more than 60 people in the UK, mostly young children, were infected with salmonella in an outbreak linked to Kinder Surprise sweets.

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 -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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BetRivers App 2022 – Place bets with the BetRivers Sports app

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The BetRivers app provides a quick gateway to a varied online bookmaker with hundreds of betting markets for over 20 sports.

Read on to see how to download and bet using the proprietary BetRivers mobile app.


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BetRivers App Download (Android & iOS) – A Guide

The process of downloading the BetRivers sports app is simple and straightforward. The app is available on both Android and iOS devices, and downloading it on either system is a breeze.

BetRivers does not require players to register and verify an account first to download their sports betting app. You can download the app for free and complete the registration after.

You can download the Betrivers app from Google Play or find it in the Apple App Store if you’re using an iOS-powered device. You can also download the sports app from the BetRivers homepage if you find that easier.

Either way, there are just a few basic steps you need to take to start betting through the BetRivers sports app.

  1. Open Google Play/App Store on mobile;
  2. Find the BetRivers Sports app for a specific state;
  3. Press “Install”;
  4. Find the BetRivers icon on your mobile screen;
  5. Open it and register;
  6. To make a deposit;
  7. Start betting.

BetRivers operates in several states where local lawmakers have legalized online sports betting. These include Pennsylvania (PA), Illinois, New Jersey, Iowa, Colorado (CO), Michigan, and Indiana. The BetRivers New York app is also available to Empire State residents after online sports betting became legal in early January 2021.

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Sign up and claim the BetRivers welcome promo code

BetRivers sportsbook welcomes new customers with a great cash bonus. To claim the reward, you must first register. Note that when choosing your state, select the one you are currently in, provided the BetRivers app is available there. Do not select one based on your official address.

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On your first deposit, you get a 100% match on any deposit up to $250. So any amount up to $250 that you deposit after your first registration at BetRivers will be doubled and added to your balance.

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To activate the bonus, you must use the bonus code 250MATCH. Then you will have 48 hours to complete the terms and wagering requirements before the promotion expires. Luckily, the bonus only comes with a x1 wagering requirement.

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Betting options on the BetRivers app

Through the BetRivers app, you get quick access to all the popular sports and major sporting events under the sun.

You will find traditional betting markets for basketball, MLS, NHL and many other sports followed in the United States and abroad.

Overall, BetRiver offers traditional and live betting on over 20 sports including Tennis, UFC, Motorsports, Cycling, Formula 1, Handball, Cricket, Hockey, etc.

Sports betting events on the BetRivers Sports app

You will find favorable odds and various types of bets for virtually any sporting event that attracts a large enough audience.

Some of the markets BetRivers provides odds for include traditional money line bets, future bets, over/under (totals) and proposition (prop) bets.

Additionally, BetRivers offers special bets on NBA, college basketball, NHL, NASCAR and other upcoming major sports league events. In the “House Specials” category, you can bet on unique, sport-specific markets offered only at BetRivers. For example, you can bet if James Harden will finish over 2.5 3-pointers, or if the Lakers and Clippers will both cover +5.5.

On the other hand, for NASCAR and NHLF meetings, you can bet if Martin Truex Jr. will make the first three places or if Pittsburgh Penguins center Sidney Crosby will score at least one goal.

Naturally, the markets are already open for all major world tournaments, such as the football (soccer) World Cup. Markets are also open days in advance for top and bottom European football leagues like Serie A and Serie B, Bundesliga, LaLiga 1 and LaLiga 2 etc.

How to start betting on sports through the BetRivers app

You can start placing bets through the BetRivers app immediately after making your first real money deposit. Once you have set up your account and BetRivers has processed your deposit, you can place a bet with just a few taps on your screen.

  1. Open the BetRivers app;
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From there, there is only a short wait for BetRivers to process your winnings before they are credited, provided your bet wins.

Payment options available at BetRivers Sportsbook

On the BetRivers app, you can choose your electronic payment method when registering. Then you can choose to switch to another payment option through your profile or by contacting customer service.

To make a deposit, tap the “Deposit” button, choose a payment option and enter your deposit amount. Currently, there are eight deposit options available through which you can securely transfer money to your BetRivers account via the mobile app. The full list of payments is as follows:

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If you don’t know how to use some of these methods, open the BetRivers “Help Center” and look for the “Deposits” section. If there is no current explanation for using your preferred method, contact customer support for assistance.

The minimum deposit at BetRiviers is $10, while the maximum depends on the option chosen.

Regarding withdrawals, BetRivers runs a proprietary withdrawal system called RushPay. According to BetRivers, the system processes 80% of all withdrawals instantly. If your withdrawal request is not immediately confirmed, it may take up to 24 hours, and in some cases longer, to be processed.

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Key Features of BetRvivers Sportsbook App

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Live broadcast

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With the BetRivers app, you can live stream the best basketball, football, hockey, tennis, volleyball and other sports matches and events.

Live betting

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Simply tap on the “Live” button in the main sports menu of the app, and a page will open for all the current events in various sports that you can bet on in the game.

Rewards program

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BetRivers Sports app design and user experience

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The BetRivers “Bonus Store” also proved somewhat difficult to navigate on mobile.

Final Thoughts on BetRivets Mobile Sports Betting

The BetRivers sports betting mobile app is worth downloading. Its small size is disproportionate to all the gaming options included in such a small package. With various sports markets available, it is easy for all bettors to test their predictions and make money from them.

That said, BetRivers should definitely consider improving some aspects, such as removing unnecessary options to make the app more navigable (like a separate BetRivers casino app). Some customers have also complained of prolonged withdrawals, up to two weeks.

Note that BetRivers actively monitors all user feedback and forwards negatives to their developer team to improve their services.

Government seeks payment processor – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 12, 2022 05:07

Bermuda residents may soon be able to pay government fees online with cryptocurrency.

A government RFQ, posted on, said it was looking to modify the open-source code of the Gov.Uk Pay payment gateway for local use on the site.

He added: “The goal is to provide the public with a consistent and uniform experience when paying online.

“The Bermuda Purposes Code Amendment will provide the government with the necessary functionality to:

• Process an online payment: allow customers to enter their credit card details and complete a transaction

• Retrieve Payment Details: Verify the payment by retrieving the status and all relevant payment information.

• Refund Processed Payments — Refund functionality can be implemented to return funds to the customer’s account; and

• Settle Payments — Settle pre-authorized payments so that funds are withdrawn from the customer’s account once a condition is met.

The government said the open source code currently integrates with Worldpay, Stripe, Smartpay and ePDQ.

He added that he would “also be looking to modify the code to integrate First Atlantic Commerce and allow .net payment gateways, accept cryptocurrency and connect to JD Edwards Enterprise One with the provision of an API for the module. JD Edwards Enterprise One Orchestrator”.

The deadline for submission is 5 p.m. next Monday.

Full details can be found at under “Government Contracts”.

A government request for quotation said the aim was to provide the public with a consistent and uniform experience when paying online.

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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Major sporting events are back in Singapore, bringing business to SMEs as the country reports 2,568 new Covid-19 cases

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SINGAPORE, April 11 (The Straits Times/ANN): The return of major sporting events to Singapore this year could see the recovery of the events ecosystem occur sooner than expected.

Millions will be spent to organize such events, generate business, create jobs and boost the economy.

The two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic had seen many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) battered.

But big events such as the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens being held this weekend, as well as upcoming events such as the 2022 OCBC Cycle and the Singapore Formula 1 Grand Prix, could boost the economy through the creation of new jobs in all sectors.

Rostam Umar, head of strategy group at Sport Singapore, said more than 15 major sporting events were scheduled for 2022, up from four in 2021.

Paul Kent, partner at KPMG in Singapore, said that in addition to the staff needed for these events, other secondary industries such as security, logistics and marketing are also benefiting from increased demand for their services.

The OCBC Cycle event in 2019. Next month’s OCBC Cycle event marks the return of in-person rides after a two-year hiatus. – Time of the Straits

More than 300 people and 40 companies, from industries ranging from healthcare and hospitality to automotive and technology, are involved in next month’s OCBC round in different roles such as sponsors, contractors and suppliers.

Koh Ching Ching, group brand and communications manager at OCBC Bank, said the bank has invested millions of dollars in OCBC Cycle over the past 13 years.

“A mass event like this spurs the growth of related businesses like personal bikes and peripherals because it brings people together to pursue a fun group activity.”

Selena Ling, chief economist and head of research and cash strategy at OCBC, said sporting events can add dynamism and buzz to the entire hospitality and entertainment industry, which could in turn attract more visitors to Singapore.

“They will go hand-in-hand with the acceleration of the recovery of sectors related to aviation and tourism,” she added.

The return of mass sporting events comes as the government set aside $500 million to revive the tourism sector, following the reopening of Singapore’s borders to all fully vaccinated travellers.

Kent said Singapore will need to quickly restore confidence in its economic stability and also reclaim its position as a regional hub by increasing the country’s visibility as a viable venue for large-scale international events.

The cancellation of many live events since 2020 to curb the spread of Covid-19 had also forced event operators out of work.

Kurt Wee, president of the Association of Small and Medium Businesses, noted how many businesses had to take out temporary bridging loans to get through the crisis.

“We certainly hope that as more events are rolled out, there will be sustained growth in demand, so businesses can begin to benefit from the return of operations and sustained production capacity.” , did he declare.

The HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens saw 91% of its tickets sold. About 22,000 spectators attended the event this weekend.

More than 90% of suppliers and partners who worked on the event were local SMEs, organizer Singapore Rugby Sevens said.

This year's F1 Singapore Grand Prix will take place on October 2, 2022. - The Straits TimesThis year’s F1 Singapore Grand Prix will take place on October 2, 2022. – The Straits Times

Mark Tan, director of event logistics company TKH Deco, said the upcoming OCBC cycle will be the first major sporting event his company handles this year. This will bring about $200,000 in revenue.

“My company has had no revenue from live events for almost two years. Fortunately, we have managed to get business by providing barricades to workers’ dormitories,” said Mr. Tan, whose workforce has grown from 60 to 40 due to the pandemic.

“I will bid for the Formula 1 race. Hopefully I can reach 50% of my income before the pandemic.”

Daryl Tan, senior manager of cycle organizer OCBC Pich Event Management, is grateful that in-person rides are resuming this year after a two-year hiatus, but with a cap of 2,000 attendees.

He called it a small step towards the recovery of the sporting events ecosystem, as in-person events create many opportunities for businesses.

Infinitus Productions, which staged around 15 mass sporting events in 2019, has five races in the works for 2022.

The company’s chief executive, Mr. Jeffrey Foo, expects this year’s revenue to reach around $4-5 million, or about 40% of its revenue in 2019.

“A lot of businesses have suffered from the lack of events. I had to take out a bridging loan to weather the storm. If events don’t come back this year, I would have to close up shop,” said Mr Foo, whose l The company had previously organized races such as The Straits Times Run, Sundown Marathon and Great Eastern Women’s Run.

“Fortunately, we can now see the light at the end of the tunnel.”

Singapore reported 2,568 new confirmed cases of Covid-19 on Monday, bringing the total to 1,140,569.

Among the new cases, 388 cases were detected by PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests and 2,180 by ART (rapid antigen test) tests, according to statistics released by the Ministry of Health.

Of the PCR cases, 373 were local transmissions and 15 were imported cases. Of the ART cases with mild symptoms and assessed as low risk, 2,119 were local transmissions and 61 imported cases, respectively.

A total of 339 cases are currently hospitalized, including 18 cases in intensive care units.

Two more patients died of complications from the Covid-19 infection, bringing the death toll to 1,303, the ministry said. – The Straits Times/ANN

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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Which MLB teams can you stream on the Bally Sports app? – The Broadcast

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If you want to stream your favorite MLB, NHL or NBA team with the Bally Sports app, you can do so on your phone, tablet or connected TV device like Roku, Amazon Fire TV or Apple TV. But is it available for all your favorite teams?

Whenever a DTC subscription is available, the earliest MLB fans might care is the summer of 2022, when Sinclair finally has the rights to stream select MLB team games without a streaming service. partner or cable provider. For now, this is limited to five MLB teams.

Which MLB teams can Bally stream DTC?

Starting Summer 2022, you’ll be able to stream the following teams in the Bally Sports app, without a cable or satellite subscription. Although the price has not been set, it will probably cost upwards of $20/month.

How can you stream games in the Bally Sports app now?

If you’re using your cable, satellite, or DIRECTV STREAM streaming subscription, you can use your TV Everywhere credentials to access the Bally Sports app. Every team available on your local Bally Sports RSN will also be available in the Bally Sports app.

DIRECTV STREAM is the only live TV streaming service that offers regional sports networks Bally Sports, YES Network and Marquee Sports Network.

To get your local RSN, you’ll need to sign up for their $89.99 DIRECTV STREAM plan of choice, which offers a 5-day free trial. Along with your local RSN Bally Sports, you’ll get all of the top 35 cable channels, plus MLB Network and NBA TV. If you upgrade to their $104.99 DIRECTV STREAM Premier plan, you’ll also get NHL Network.

For a limited time, you’ll also get HBO Max and other premium channels included for three months. You’ll get unlimited simultaneous streams and they now include unlimited DVR at no additional cost.

For those in other markets, they also offer MASN, MSG, Spectrum SportsNet LA, Altitude, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, and ROOT Sports Northwest.

Which RSN Bally Sports offer local sports teams?

Bally Sports Regional Sports Networks carries local television programming from 14 MLB teams, 17 NBA teams and 13 NHL teams.

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The Masters: Watch the iconic Amen Corner on the Sky Sports app, YouTube, and the Red Button | Golf News

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Watch the world’s best golfers take on Amen Corner at Augusta National with our free live stream; other additional streams on the red button, including featured groups; watch The Masters live all week on Sky Sports Golf as Tiger Woods returns and Hideki Matsuyma looks to defend his title

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Watch a live stream of Amen Corner here from Thursday afternoon

Amen Corner, one of golf’s most recognizable stretches, can make or break a game at the Masters.

Pass the 11, 12 and 13 holes of Augusta National unscathed and you could be well placed, but come a crop and you can quickly slip down the leaderboard.

Jordan Spieth found that out the hard way in 2016 when he suffered a quadruple bogey on the par-three 12th hole, with his two-stroke lead and hopes of a second successive title subsequently evaporating.

You can watch Amen Corner for free on the Sky Sports website and app and on the Sky Sports Golf YouTube channel from 3.45pm on Thursday afternoon. Coverage is also available on Sky Sports Golf (Sky channel 405) via the red button.

There are also a number of additional streams available on the red button, including from the range and holes four, five and six, while you can also follow featured bands.

Ahead of The Masters, we take a look at some of Augusta's best shots, including legendary moments from Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and more!

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Ahead of The Masters, we take a look at some of Augusta’s best shots, including legendary moments from Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Phil Mickelson and more!

Hole 11, a par four called White Dogwood, was extended 15 yards this year. The green is guarded by a pond to the left and a strategically positioned bunker to the center right.

Then players move on to the 12th hole, Golden Bell, the shortest par three on this famous course. Perils often include swirling winds and always include Rae’s Creek and three bunkers.

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Jamie Redknapp and Dame Laura Davies took the famous 12th hole at Augusta National ahead of the Masters

Amen Corner ends on the 13th, a 510-yard par five with a wide dogleg. It is called Azalea with around 1,600 azaleas decorating the hole from tee to green.

Players have a chance of finding an elevated green in two if they hit an accurate tee shot down the fairway, but four bunkers behind the putting surface can get in the way of golfers missing their target from that point.

The Masters marks the start of the 2022 men’s major schedule, with all four rounds exclusively live on Sky Sports Golf and a host of additional streams and coverage available via the red button.

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How much does the Bally Sports app cost? – The Broadcast

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Bally Sports app allows you to stream live games broadcast on Bally Sports RSNs like Bally Sports Detroit, Bally Sports West and Bally Sports North. Right now though, there’s no way to sign up and subscribe to the app unless you have a cable, satellite, or streaming plan like DIRECTV STREAM.

For these customers, you will be able to use your TV Everywhere credentials to unlock the app and stream your favorite team’s games for free on your local Bally Sports RSN. It will work on your streaming player like Apple TV, Fire TV and Roku – or on your mobile device.

What if you don’t have that?

While they’re expected to launch a direct-to-consumer streaming service that will initially support five MLB teams (Royals, Tigers, Marlins, Rays and Brewers) – it won’t launch until this summer. Although they haven’t announced pricing yet, they have indicated that it will cost upwards of $20/month to subscribe.

So how can you stream games in the Bally Sports app now?

DIRECTV STREAM is the only live TV streaming service that offers regional sports networks Bally Sports, YES Network and Marquee Sports Network.

To get your local RSN, you’ll need to sign up for their $89.99 DIRECTV STREAM plan of choice, which offers a 5-day free trial. Along with your local RSN Bally Sports, you’ll get all of the top 35 cable channels, plus MLB Network and NBA TV. If you upgrade to their $104.99 DIRECTV STREAM Premier plan, you’ll also get NHL Network.

For a limited time, you’ll also get HBO Max and other premium channels included for three months. You’ll get unlimited simultaneous streams and they now include unlimited DVR at no extra cost.

For those in other markets, they also offer MASN, MSG, Spectrum SportsNet LA, Altitude, AT&T SportsNet Southwest, AT&T SportsNet Pittsburgh, AT&T SportsNet Rocky Mountain, and ROOT Sports Northwest.

Boris Johnson says ‘biological men’ shouldn’t compete in women’s sporting events

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said he does not believe transgender women should compete in women’s sporting events, a view he called “sensible” but possibly “controversial”.

Transgender athletes competing in the sport have been in the news lately after transgender cyclist Emily Bridges was declared ineligible to compete in her first elite women’s race by cycling’s world governing body. Issues cited around the issue in general were inclusion, sporting fairness and safety.

Johnson was speaking on a range of issues, including the UK government’s approach to banning so-called conversion therapy, before tell Sky News“I don’t think biological men should compete in women’s sporting events. It might be a controversial thing to say, but it just makes sense to me.

“I also happen to think that women should have spaces – whether in hospitals, prisons or changing rooms – that are dedicated to them. That’s all my thinking has developed on this issue.

“If it puts me in conflict with others then we have to work it out. That’s not to say I’m not extremely sympathetic to people who want to change gender, transition and it’s vital that we give people maximum love and support in making these decisions.These are complex issues and cannot be solved with quick and easy legislation alone.It takes a lot of thought to get it right.

The most recent IOC guidelines – updated in November 2021 after the Tokyo Olympics – said it should not be assumed that a transgender athlete automatically had an unfair advantage in women’s events.

He recommended that individual sports under the Olympic umbrella – such as track and field, weightlifting, gymnastics and swimming – set their own rules regarding transgender athletes.

World Rugby has banned trans women from playing at elite level, while the domestic policy of the Rugby Football Union in England allows trans women to play, under certain testosterone-based conditions.

How Bidders for Major Sporting Events Should Approach ESG Criteria

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Wednesday, April 06, 2022 By Matt Evans , Gino Murugesan

At the launch of the ‘We Love 2023 Tour’ in Paris, Rugby World Cup France 2023 CEO Claude Atcher declared:

France 2023 has adopted a vision: to have a positive impact for rugby, the planet and France by offering a responsible event that meets the challenges of today and tomorrow. The 2023 Rugby World Cup will be more than a sporting event. He will leave a legacy.” (emphasis added)

His bold statement sums up an ever-growing trend in major sporting events (MPE): What positive impact will an MSE have and leave in the host city, country or world? Although heritage and sustainability considerations are nothing new, in recent years there has been a refocusing of the concept around the new trend of ‘ESG‘ – namely environmental, social and governance issues. The MSE organization touches on a plethora of ESG issues, including gender/diversity inclusion, human rights, environmental impact and urban redevelopment.

This article examines the various ways in which these issues are addressed through the implementation of explicit and implicit ESG requirements that have been included in MSE tendering processes. More specifically, it examines:

  1. What are the ESG criteria;
  2. The nature and scope of ESG criteria within the current bid requirements for the Olympic Games and the Football and Rugby World Cups; and
  3. Whether there was significant compliance with the criteria.

Answering these questions will help us understand the changing legacy and sustainability requirements for MSEs; current requirements for any country wishing to host an MSE; and whether the requirements have a lasting impact on ESG issues in the host country.

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Cebu City ready to host national sporting events again

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With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions, sports leaders in Cebu City say the city is now ready to host major local and national tournaments, including the Palarong Pambansa football event. (CDN PHOTO/TONEE DESPOJO)

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Cebu City is now ready to host local and national sporting events, Cebu sports stakeholders said during the city hall interactive discussion titled “Panaghisgot” on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.

The forum featured Cebu City Vice Mayor Dondon Hontiveros, former Cebu City Sports Commission (CCSC) and now Board Member Edward Hayco, Cebu City Sports Center (CCSC) Director Jesse Taborada, Central Visayas Football Association (CVFA) Board Member Jose Guy. Ceniza and multi-title football coach Glen Ramos.

During the forum, the guests revealed many sporting events planned in Cebu City for the rest of the year after announcing on February 25, 2022 that the city had authorized the organization of all forms of sports at all levels with a set of guidelines.

One of them is the Palarong Pambansa Football Tournament at CCSC scheduled for April 25-27, 2022 with many school teams across the country.

The teams will compete in a bubble set up as a Department of Education (DepEd) ‘dry trial’ before going full-throttle on the Palarong Pambansa next year.

Additionally, the CVFA will host the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) U-19 Champions Regional Elimination in June at the same venue.

“We hope it will go from April 25 to 27. Bubble ni siya, it was planned man gyud when the pandemic started, bisan pa karon with the easing of restrictions, we decided to go through, all the contingencies naay surge, dili na maapektuhan, ug mahadlok mabalik ta ato, makapadayon ra gihapon,” Ceniza said.

On the other hand, Hontiveros revealed many upcoming sporting events in Cebu this year.

First, he said Cebu City plans to hold an inter-barangay basketball and volleyball tournament, tentatively set after the election.

“From the sports budget, part was devoted to the city’s recovery program during the Typhoon Odette pandemic. We work with the resources we have. Naa ta inter-barangay, basketball, volleyball, we set guidelines, dili pa namo ma supply all bata-bata nga players,” Hontiveros said.

Second, he mentioned a major tennis tournament featuring players and teams from Cebu City and Bacolod with further details to be announced soon.

“Cebu has four teams, two Bacolod teams, hopefully after the end of April, sud pa man sa atong budget, ug wala nay election ban, we can give na prizes. Also, the Bohol Spartan Race held recently should be brought here to Cebu,” Hontiveros added.

Meanwhile, Hayco told the forum that CCSC has been busy during the onset of the pandemic with its virtual training program and tournaments.

He revealed that they had made sure the CCSC maintained their grassroots sports program as a way to help the mental health of young people in Cebu City.

“In fact, even during the pandemic, wala jud nato gihunong atong programa, we made sure all the kids stayed online, we had online training, online competition. Bisag dili siya as effective as face to face, at least ang bata ug mga ginikanan, kept them sane during the pandemic,” Hayco said.

Hayco recently held the very successful 14th Danceport sa Sugbo, a national face-to-face dancesport competition held in Cebu City which attracted over 400 participants.

In addition to revealing the initial lineup of sporting events taking place in Cebu City in the coming weeks and months, the CCSC, under its new Chairman John Pages, is currently in the process of realigning its schedule and accepting recording of upcoming sporting events. /rcg


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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejects transgender women in women’s sporting events

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday that people born male should not compete in women’s sporting events, after a transgender cyclist was barred from a women’s race.

The debate in Britain over transgender rights has grown increasingly acrimonious, and other members of Johnson’s government have said it should be up to sporting bodies to decide who can compete.

But with splits emerging in both the Conservative and opposition Labor parties, ahead of local elections on May 5, Johnson went further, wading into the gender front of Britain’s so-called “culture wars”.

“I don’t think biological men should compete in women’s sporting events. And that might be a controversial thing to say, but it just makes sense to me,” he told reporters.

“And I also think women should have spaces that are — whether in hospitals, prisons, locker rooms, or wherever — that are dedicated to women,” Johnson added.

His intervention came after the government was forced into an embarrassing U-turn last week, hours after a report said it planned to drop legislation banning ‘gay conversion therapy’.

Following protests from Tory MPs who support a ban, Johnson’s government has said it will press ahead with the legislation – but exclude ‘transgender therapy’, to allow counseling for teenagers seeking a gender change.

The about-face came a day after Tory MP Jamie Wallis became the first UK lawmaker to openly say he was transgender, prompting messages of support from colleagues including Johnson.

The Prime Minister said he was ‘tremendously sympathetic to people who want to change their sex’.

“We will have a ban on gay conversion therapy, which to me is absolutely abhorrent,” he pointed out.

“But there are complexities and sensitivities when you move from the realm of sexuality to gender, and there I’m afraid there are things that I think still need to be worked out.”

Last weekend, transgender cyclist Emily Bridges was ruled out of a women’s race in England after the UCI, the sport’s world governing body, ruled she was ineligible.

The 21-year-old said she felt “harassed and demonized” after the UCI’s decision, which overturned the license given to Bridges by British Cycling, the sport’s main governing body in the UK.

The initial decision to allow Bridges to run had caused major controversy, with threats of a boycott from other runners if she was allowed to compete.

Critics say trans athletes have an unfair advantage even when testosterone levels have been lowered due to the impact of male puberty on the body.

The government’s decision to exclude conversion therapy for transgender people from the upcoming bill prompted its LGBT+ trade envoy Iain Anderson to resign on Tuesday.

It also led to more than 100 charities and groups pulling out of the government’s first international LGBT+ conference, which was due to take place in June, forcing the cancellation of the event.

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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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Fantasy Sports Howzat App Internal Ads Go Out Of The Park

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Although Howzat is endorsed by big cricket stars like Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, Harbhajan Singh and Irfan Pathanot, the ads don’t talk about the stars but weave stories that highlight users’ concerns. Rather than talking about which cricketer practiced late at night or who comes from a modest family background, Howzat advertisements emphatically talk about what the Howzat app actually offers, such as free games on membership, bonuses, the ease of withdrawing winnings and new features such as only playing the second round.

“The ads show how different we are from other fantasy apps,” said Bharat Bhatia, Vice President of Marketing at Junglee Games. “We think it’s very important that ads are relevant to the user and address their pain points and needs. As a fantastic platform with a difference, we know what users are looking for in a fantastic app and we have highlighted how we provide just that. This T20 season, we want users to be able to make an informed choice to have a better fantasy cricket experience.”

The tongue-in-cheek ads are parodies of some hugely popular Indian films and confront competitors head-on. They are targeted at india 13 crores fantasy sports players, the vast majority of whom are cricket fans.

Without emphasizing the themes of national integration, these advertisements featuring Yuvraj SinghIrfan Pathan and Harbhajan Singh let us also remember that the fantastic game, just like the game of cricket, is a pan-India passion. Interest in fantasy games is not limited to one region. So it’s a stroke of genius to have characters that are relatable in every part of India. If Bhool Bhool Pandey, the cop who forgets to field his team in the contest before the deadline, represents india heart of the north, Pooch Pa is a typical South Indian character. Babu Rao, who is desperately trying to get his earnings by calling customer service with his old rotary phone, has a name reminiscent of western India.

These ads work so well because they got married india two great passions: cinema and cricket. And in doing so, they haven’t forgotten what matters most – the user and what the user expects most from a fantasy cricket app.

About Howzat

Howzat is a fantasy sports platform owned by india leading skill game company Junglee Games. It offers sports fans an exciting fantasy sports experience by combining sports, skills and cash prizes. Users can select their own virtual cricket, football and kabaddi teams on Howzat by selecting players from real teams playing matches in the real world and competing with other users for cash prizes. The platform is legally certified, secure and trusted by 16 million regular fantasy sports players worldwide India.



Putin the Russian pariah – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: April 05, 2022 08:25

Dear Sir,

Vladimir Putin is Adolf Hitler reincarnated. Hitler attempted to create a German empire throughout Europe during World War II. Putin wants to recreate a Russian empire in Europe from the invasion of Ukraine. Unfortunately, the democracies show tendencies of military distrust similar to those the Allies showed against Hitler’s initial invasions.

Land grabbing: Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine was widely criticized by the international community (Photograph by Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Putin thought he would invade Ukraine, but he met fierce resistance from the Ukrainians. Increased NATO military preparedness, especially in Poland, and tough economic sanctions could dissuade Putin from his expansionist policy, but that won’t save Ukraine. NATO and the United States should have sent military forces to western Ukraine. For fear of Russia, the Biden administration hesitated to transfer Polish planes to Ukraine. We let Ukraine down, and that will embolden Putin.

The free world must continue to support Ukraine with military and economic assistance, and sanctions must be maintained against Russia until it leaves Ukraine. Thereafter, Russia should be subjected to trillions of dollars in war reparations starting with its seized assets; and Putin and his cronies should be charged with war crimes.

The United States must reassess its national security posture vis-à-vis Russia.

Russia’s position among the countries has been damaged beyond repair, and Putin and Russia are considered outcasts of the world and enemies of humanity.


Londonderry, New Hampshire

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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Bridging the cultural divide – The Royal Gazette

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Created: April 02, 2022 08:00

Reverend Gavin Tyte is a former professional beatboxer and rapper (Photograph courtesy of The Living Church

When I write the word “church”, what is the first thing that comes to mind?

I assume you are imagining a building or service (taking place inside a building). Well, those are expressions of church but not of church. If you have been reading my articles for a few weeks, you will know that the church is not something you go to, but a community of people held together by the love of God expressed through the person of Jesus Christ.

How the church speaks, well, that’s up for grabs. Churches express themselves in different ways, depending on the social and cultural context in which they were established and exist. The Anglican Church of Bermuda organized itself into parishes and erected buildings with pointed towers in which they could gather to offer worship to God. To fill the big spaces with big sound, they used huge PA systems – otherwise known as pipe organs. They created books with specific words and prayers they found helpful, and sang songs to the catchy tunes of the day.

It is worth remembering that every Christian church was planted once. Each Christian church was born, first from a community that had no buildings, no songs and/or words of its own. I am an Anglican church leader and I can’t help but wonder if we were to plant a Christian church today, how would we do it? What would that look like? What are the things we would hold dear – values, if you will – that would shape and define our lives together?

One of the wonderful things about Christianity is that it expresses itself in any context and in any culture where people find Jesus. And yet, the Church has been guilty of “inculturation”. In other words, it takes people from one context and molds and molds them into a church context.

For example, I’m a longtime member of the global beatboxing community. For those who don’t know what beatboxing is, it’s a form of mouth drumming and is part of the larger hip-hop movement. I created the world’s first beatboxing video tutorials, ran the world’s largest website for beatboxers, and was a judge at the last two world beatboxing championships.

I like beatbox, I like hip-hop, I like the Bible and I like Jesus. To that end, I wrote the entire Gospel of Luke in rap and beatboxed and performed to audiences around the world. So what happens when a young person who grew up in this musical culture gets to know Jesus and becomes a Christian? Do we tell them that they should go to their local church building on a Sunday morning (when they lie down after partying all night), sit on pews (or the only other place they have seen is the courthouse), and expect them to sing Victorian hymns with obscure words accompanied by a pipe organ?

Now I love sacred spaces and pipe organs, especially when played by Angie, our talented organist, but on reflection, I have to admit that I was inculturated in the church. I adopted expressions of church that were not natural to me and since I was ordained a priest, I have fought to keep a foot in both worlds. My calling has been to bridge the gap between church culture and the larger culture. But I don’t do it on my own. This is part of the calling of any Anglican priest. When I was ordained, and each time I took on a new position, I had to do something called the declaration of assent. There are these words:

“The Church of England is part of the one, holy, catholic and apostolic Church, worshiping the one true God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. She professes the faith only revealed in Holy Scripture and set forth in Catholic creeds, which faith the church is called to proclaim anew in every generation.”

Notice the last part: “proclaim anew to every generation.” Let it sink in. It doesn’t say, “proclaim the way it has always been done, using the same formulas that have always been used and using the same language that has always been spoken.” No! The Anglican Church recognizes that to effectively proclaim Jesus Christ as Lord and be witnesses to God’s love, we must use methods, language and styles appropriate to the larger social and cultural context in which we find ourselves. I made this public promise in front of the bishop and the congregations I served, and it is something I take very seriously.

Right now there’s a whole world outside of the church that’s a different culture. How does the church bridge this cultural gap? Well, He can do that by making our expressions of worship and ministry culturally relevant. For example, at our all-ages worship at St. Mark’s, we sing modern songs with cool beats, have accessible words, and deliver relevant and engaging talks. In addition to being culturally relevant inside the church, we also proclaim the message of Jesus and witness God’s love outside the church.

One of the ways I seek to connect people to Jesus is through The Hip-Hop Gospel. It is a rhymed version of the Gospel of Luke and is written to connect with a wider non-ecclesiastical culture. In fact, we are a group here in Bermuda looking to bring it to the stage as a musical production. If this is something you would like to get involved in, or if you know someone who would like to get involved, let me know. It’s a very exciting project. You can download a free copy of The Hip-Hop Gospel here: and it is also available, for a small fee, in the Kindle store.

So this week may you shine like a star and be Jesus to all you meet inside and outside the church, and may you be blessed to be a blessing.


Reverend Gavin Tyte is the pastor of St Mark’s Anglican Church. Visit

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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APSU Men’s Tennis Falls at Belmont – Clarksville Online

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Nashville, TN –The Austin Peay State University (APSU) men’s tennis team dropped their Ohio Valley Conference opener against Belmont, 6-1, Saturday at the Austin Tennis Complex. Belmont.

The Governors freshman duo (4-6, 0-1 OVC) Tom Bolton and John Becchis — the reigning OVC men’s tennis doubles team of the week — lost just its second game of the season in a 6-3 loss to Jack Randall and Arthur Toledo of the Bruins.

Belmont (11-3, 2-0 OVC) earned the first point of the game after beating Hogan Stoker and Thiago Nogueira6-0, on the doubles court n°3.

Second year Frederic Schlossmann earned the APSU Govs lone point of the afternoon in singles action, beating Arthur Toledo in straight sets for his fourth win of the spring.

Results against Belmont


  1. Diego Castro / Tomas Luis (BEL) against. Anton Damberg / Frederic Schlossmann (APSU), unfinished at 4-3
  2. Jack Randall / Arthur Toledo (BEL) defeated. John Becchis / Tom Bolton (APSU), 6-3
  3. Taisei Miyamoto / Alfred Wallin (BEL) beat. Hogan Stoker / Thiago Nogueira (APSU), 6-0


  1. Frederic Schlossmann (APSU) def. Arthur Toledo (BEL), 6-4, 7-5
  2. Tomas Luis (BEL) defeated. Anton Damberg (APSU), 7-5, 6-1
  3. Ian Cruz (BEL) defeated. Tom Bolton (APSU), 6-1, 6-2
  4. Diego Castro (BEL) defeated. John Becchis 4-6, 6-4, 10-2
  5. Alfred Wallin (BEL) defeated. Hogan Stoker (APSU), 6-1, 6-0
  6. Taisei Miyamoto (BEL) defeated. Thiago Nogueira (APSU), 6-3, 6-2

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For news and updates ahead of the Governors game against Eastern Illinois, follow the APSU Men’s Tennis Team at Twitter (@GovsMTN), instagram (@GovsTennis) and Facebook (Austin Peay Tennis).

Next step for APSU men’s tennis

The Austin Peay State University men’s tennis team hosts Eastern Illinois in their first home conference match of the season April 9 at Governors Tennis Courts. The game starts at 2:00 p.m.

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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10 local high school sporting events to watch in April 2022 | Sports

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April 5: Mahomet-Seymour at Danville boys’ tennis, 4 p.m.

The popularity of tennis is on the rise for the Bulldogs, and it’s the start of the season for the newly formed men’s team. The Vikings have a lot more history behind them.

April 7: St. Thomas More at Monticello Women’s Soccer, 4:30 p.m.

The Illini Prairie Conference rivals are heading to the first of two games between the Sabers and Sages this spring, with the second taking place April 28 in Champaign.

April 14: Monticello at Unity Baseball, 4:30 p.m. Both of these teams are vying for Class 2A post-season gear, and both aspire to dethrone St. Joseph-Ogden as the leader of Illini Prairie.

April 14: Urbana at Centennial Men’s Tennis, 4 p.m. The Chargers are coming off of second in the Class 1A state team last season, and Big 12 conference member Urbana picked up an early double win over Mattoon.

April 15: Westville at Bismarck-Henning/Rossville-Alvin baseball, 4:30 p.m.

Two teams that have been playing really tough non-conference schedules that should prepare them for the grind of Vermilion Valley Conference action — including this game.

April 23: Champaign Central at Mahomet-Seymour women’s soccer, 12:30 p.m.

At this point, they are the undisputed top two local women’s soccer programs this season. But which one is the best of all? They will understand that here.

April 27: Unity at Urbana softball, 4:30 p.m. The Rockets are trying to get back to the Class 2A state semifinals, while the Tigers aim to prove that winning a 3A regional title last season was no fluke.

April 28: Mahomet-Seymour softball at St-Joseph-Ogden, 4:30 p.m.

Both of these teams are used to winning regularly, and it will be a great test for each with only a few weeks left in the regular season.

April 29: Boys’ athletics meet in St. Joseph-Ogden, 4:30 p.m.

Twenty-six regional teams will participate in the Spartan Classic. Among them are perennial powers such as Muhammad-Seymour, Monticello, Salt Fork, SJ-O and Unity.

April 29: Girls’ athletics meeting at Monticello, 4.30 p.m.

The Monticello Invitational will feature 14 local teams. Clinton, Host Sages, St. Joseph-Ogden, Tuscola, Uni High, and Unity are worth watching.

Colin Likas is the preparation coordinator at The News-Gazette. He can be contacted at or on Twitter at @clikasNG.

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 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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Trevor Bauer sues sports website and former writer over assault story – Pasadena Now

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Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher, Pasadena resident Trevor Bauer is suing a sports website and one of its former writers, alleging in federal court that he was defamed when they reported he fractured his skull of a woman during sex.

Bauer filed a complaint Tuesday in Los Angeles, accusing Athleticism and former writer Molly Knight to “create and spread the false narrative” of the alleged attack, according to the defamation suit.

The alleged victim obtained a temporary restraining order against Bauer last June, but two months later a Los Angeles Superior Court judge denied the woman’s request for a five-year extension of the order, claiming that the evidence shows that Bauer never exceeded the boundaries that the accuser herself had together for the sexual encounters that took place at Bauer’s Pasadena home.

In February, Los Angeles County prosecutors declined to press charges against the Cy Young Award winner after investigating the woman’s allegations that he physically assaulted her during two sexual encounters.

Athleticism reported last June that “there were signs of a basal skull fracture,” citing a statement from the woman, according to the lawsuit.

Bauer, 31, argues in the suit that the CT scan results are included in the medical records attached to the woman’s statement – which Athleticism possessed – “definitely concluded that she had ‘no acute fracture’.

Athletic spokesman Taylor Patterson said: “We are confident in our reporting and plan to defend ourselves against the claim.”

Bauer previously filed a libel suit in New York against the sports news website dead spin and its editor, claiming the outlet “knowingly published false information” regarding the assault allegations.

The complaint said that dead spin had quoted Athleticism reporting that Bauer had fractured the woman’s skull, but Athleticism had corrected his story before dead spin published its report.

Bauer, 31, was placed on administrative leave by the Dodgers in early July, and has been on leave all season. He still faces possible discipline from Major League Baseball, and his future with the Dodgers remains cloudy.

Bauer signed a three-year contract with the Dodgers in February 2020, worth $102 million, including $40 million this season, which would be the highest single-season salary in baseball history. . Bauer won the National League Cy Young Award the previous season with the Cincinnati Reds.

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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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Pick-Up Sports app makes waves with Olympic gold medalist

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Canadian track and field star partners with sports app to get Toronto athletes back in the game

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TORONTO, March 30, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — This week, Javelin Sports Inc. announces its partnership with Olympic gold medalist Donovan Bailey, combining the influence of a Canadian star with its leading pickup sports platform. The sport management app is designed for athletes of all levels and encourages greater sport participation across Canada.

Founded in 2016, Javelin Sports has changed the way athletes build their communities. The app has seen phenomenal growth over the past year, accumulating over 30,000 players who frequently connect with others on the app to play their sport of choice. The idea came from the two co-founders, Justin Ford and Coleman Chan, who said: “We realized that we didn’t play as many sports as when we were kids, so we wanted to solve that problem.”

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Over the past two years, sports activities have stagnated as the sports recreation industry has taken a hit. Now, as restrictions begin to slowly ease and the weather warms up, Javelin hopes to onboard new athletes to the app to kickstart the sporting momentum.

The unique app recently caught the eye of famed Canadian sprinter Donovan Bailey, who resonated with the app’s mission to introduce new players to connect over their love for the sport. He recently opted to secure a seat on the advisory board of Javelin Sports. Over the next year, Javelin Sports is expected to grow its player base to 100,000 athletes, connecting more players to new friends and opponents than ever before.

Backed by a Canadian sporting legacy, Javelin Sports is poised to make waves on the Canadian recreational scene, giving Canadians access to a one-stop-shop platform for sports. Seventy-six percent of adults say they want to play more sports, but only 27% of adults are actively playing, which is why Javelin’s goal is to return true activity in the daily life of Canadians.

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Javelin Sports is a Toronto-based startup that has built a one-stop-shop for athletes who want to play sports in their community. With a user base of over 30,000 players, the Javelin app lets you team up with other local athletes, create private teams, and book facilities from your phone. Javelin Sports was founded by Torontonians Justin Ford and Coleman Chan with the goal of making sports easier to play. For more information, visit or email

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Erigaisi to headline Indian Chess Tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Food, drink allowed in designated areas at sporting events from March 29 as Covid-19 rules ease

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SINGAPORE — Drinks, keropok and curry puffs are yet to return to the stands, but the local sports fraternity has welcomed the relaxed guidelines announced by national agency Sport Singapore (SportSG) on Sunday March 27 allowing food and drink (F&B) consumption in stadiums.

The revised rules were part of SportSG’s advisory for Sport and Physical Exercise and Activity, which was released three days after Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced a number of key changes to safety measures as Singapore heads into a new phase of life with Covid-19.

From Tuesday, the consumption of food and drink is permitted at sporting events in specially designated areas, although it is not permitted in the spectator stands. Even in designated areas, fans will be required to eat or drink at a fixed position and observe safe management measures (SMM) such as safe distancing and group size limits.

Cheering, chanting and whistling will also be permitted at events with spectators if masks are worn.

This is an important development for event organizers and fans.

During the ASEAN Football Federation Championship last December, for example, up to 10,000 fans were allowed each match day at the 55,000-capacity National Stadium and 1,000 at the 6-seater Bishan Stadium. 000 places. Each matchday consisted of up to two matches and spanned over five hours.

As the consumption of food and drink in the two stadiums was not permitted, supporters were given wrist tags which allowed them to re-enter after leaving the stadium between games for a meal.

Some fans took to social media to complain about the downsides and even wrote letters to the Straits Times Forum.

Engineer Syafiq Abdul Rahman, 33, and his five-year-old son were among 15,000 fans who attended Singapore’s 2-1 win over Malaysia at the National Stadium on Saturday. He told ST: “I planned to get into the stadium a bit later than usual, almost around kick-off (8 p.m.), so my child wouldn’t have to stay too long. a long time without hydrating.

“It’s great that the consumption of food and drink will soon be allowed again, so I can bring my family to games earlier so that we can all fully enjoy the stadium and the match atmosphere.”

The new rules also come at the right time for the HSBC Singapore Rugby Sevens, which will take place on April 9-10 at the National Stadium after a two-year hiatus due to the pandemic.

The tournament features short, fast-paced rugby sevens matches that start as early as 10 a.m. and end at 7 p.m., with little time between matches.

Nagaland to bid for more national and international sporting events

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After South Asia National Cross Country Championships, Nagaland bids for more
Kohima: After Nagaland’s biggest sporting event on Saturday with the second South Asian Athletics Federation (SAAF) Cross Country Championships and the 56th National Cross Country Championships in Kohima, the state is now looking forward to bid for other international and national sporting events.

During the Grand Final of the Championships hosted by Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio at the Kohima Cultural Hall on Saturday night, Rio said that as suggested by top sports officials, Nagaland would consider bidding for domestic games to boost sportsmen. and state sports infrastructure.

The CM also thanked the SAAF and the Athletics Federation of India (AFI) for giving Nagaland a chance to host the historic event in Kohima which proved to be a great morale booster.

Rio also thanked the sportspeople for their participation, with participants praising the local athletes who won medals on their debut in the international and sporting event. He said it is a start for the state and an encouragement for the development of sports in the state.

He also acknowledged Baroda Bank for sponsoring the event.
Olympian and AFI Senior Vice-President Anju Bobby George said the cross-country championships made Nagaland’s history.

She appreciated the efforts made by the government and the federation to carry out this event. George also encouraged the athletes to keep doing their best.

SAAF President Dr. Lalit Kumar Bhanot also took the time to congratulate the Nagaland Olympic Association (NOA) and the Government of Nagaland for the successful and grand conduct of the events. He called it one of the best organized competitions in the history of the South Asian Cross Country Championships.

Adille Sumariwalla, president of the Indian Athletics Federation, hopes the events will create excitement among the younger generation of players. He advised the state government to establish high performance centers for athletes in each district, assuring that the Indian Athletics Federation would provide all technical expertise and cooperation.

AFI Associate Vice President Abu Metha said, “This event has given young Naga from all parts of the state the ambition and knowledge to understand that if given the opportunity , they can do better and more than anyone else,” he said. .

According to him, the event marked the arrival of Nagaland on the international and national sports scene. As the state witnessed a surge of dynamism and enthusiasm in the sport, he called on young Naga to have the courage and bravery to achieve the highest standards.

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Amstel Ultra sponsors local sporting events

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Amstel Ultra sponsors a variety of local sporting events, ranging from “running races to golf tournaments with an official launch party featuring a variety of beach sports planned for May”.

A spokesperson said: “Amstel Ultra highlights the importance of a balanced lifestyle for sport and leisure with a new campaign launched this month. The 85-calorie ultra-light beer brand is hosting a series of events to encourage fun in the activity.

“There will be at least one event experience each month and contests range from foot races to golf tournaments with an official launch party featuring a variety of beach sports in May.

“The events kicked off on March 22 with the premier taking over the courts at MTM Bermuda for a five-day tennis tournament featuring the island’s top competitors. This will see the island’s top players compete in all divisions and will lead to entertaining battles.

“The last two days of the tournament [Friday & Saturday – 25th & 26th] there will be a fan zone setup for spectators to enjoy matches in the lounge with a DJ, food and drink, door prizes, games and more. The event is also proudly sponsored by Lucozade who helped energize the athletes throughout the tournament.

A spokesperson for Burrow’s & Lightbourn Ltd, who are the local distributor on the island, said: “We are really delighted with the new events we have developed and expect to see fantastic competition throughout the year.

Schedule of Amstel Ultra events:

  • Fast 4 Invitational – MTM Bermuda – March 22-26
  • Amstel Open – Belmont Hills Golf Course – April 30
  • Amstel Ultra Launch Party – Horseshoe Bay – May 21
    • beach soccer
    • beach rugby
    • Beach volleyball
    • beach tennis
  • Ultra 5K – Admiralty House – Fall Season

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An event organizer said: “When conceptualizing the events, we reached out to the respective organizations but felt it was more necessary to receive feedback from the athletes on what they would like to see done in Bermuda. . There’s been a lot of interest in the events scheduled between now and May, so we’re looking forward to delivering a high-quality series, as we know people are big fans of beer already.

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

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tiger Woods remains listed in the field for The Masters

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Bally Sports app’s DTC streaming service not expected until summer, five MLB teams included – The Streamable

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Cord cutters who are fans of five MLB teams — the Kansas City Royals, Tampa Bay Rays, Milwaukee Brewers, Miami Marlins and Detroit Tigers — will soon be able to stream their team’s games without cable thanks to Sinclair’s Bally Sports, but not as soon as originally expected.

the Kansas City Star confirmed reports that the Royals are the benefactors of a dedicated Bally Sports streaming service, but that it won’t be available until the summer as fewer providers carry the team’s local games shown on Bally Sports Kansas City. The Royals will join the Marlins, Brewers, Rays and Tigers on this new service.

This report comes nearly a week after rumors that another MLB franchise, the Chicago Cubs, were exploring a potential DTC streaming option by also partnering with Sinclair. According to a report from the Chicago Tribune, the Cubs and Sinclair Broadcasting Group, the team’s current Regional Sports Network (RSN) broadcast partner, are in talks to launch a themed direct-to-consumer (DTC) streaming service. of the Cubs, allowing Cubs fans to watch their team without a cable or satellite subscription in 2023.

Sinclair previously announced plans to soft-launch its DTC sports streamer this spring, but even with MLB’s opening day, this report says it won’t hit the market until mid-season.

Granted, Sinclair only owns the rights to those five MLB clubs, so trying to build a nationwide service around a few regional teams might not be the best idea. We discussed the concept that Sinclair should instead build around his largest library of NBA broadcast rights, which includes the Miami Heat, Phoenix Suns, and Dallas Mavericks, among others.

Currently, the only live TV streaming service that broadcasts Bally Sports Kansas City is DIRECTV STREAM, a recurring theme for Bally Sports networks across the country. YouTube TV dropped many Sinclair-owned RSNs in 2020, leaving only NBC and SNY branded networks. You can see which RSNs are available in your area below, but – spoiler alert – your streaming options are mostly DIRECTV STREAM and fuboTV, with a sprinkling of Hulu Live TV and YouTube TV.

Inspired by Ferguson, Berbatov aims to lead Bulgarian football

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Best Sports Games for Android and iOS Users

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

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

FIFA Mobile 22

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

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

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

Madden NFL 22 Mobile Soccer

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

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

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

Perfect MLB Round

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

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

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

NBA jam

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

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

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

real boxing 2

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

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

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

Unleashed Bike 2

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

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


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

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

Portugal implements live odds publication ban for sporting events

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Posted: March 23, 2022, 10:23 a.m.

Last update: March 23, 2022, 01:00 a.m.

In-play betting is becoming increasingly popular in the sports world. This is a step backwards in Portugal, however, following the introduction of a new regulation limiting where sportsbooks can publish their odds.

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Cristiano Ronaldo, the star of Portuguese football, playing for Manchester United. The Portuguese sports betting market is becoming more restrictive following the implementation of new rules. (Image: Getty Images)

In-play, or live, betting is the act of betting on a particular game as it occurs. It offers challenges that conventional sports betting does not. The odds go up and down faster and bettors need to be able to react accordingly.

It’s not a new concept – some sportsbooks have included in-game options for years. However, the rise of legalization, particularly in the United States, has facilitated increased participation. Portugal decided, however, that in-play bets need not be too exposed.

Portugal tightens in-play betting rules

The Gaming Inspection and Regulation Service (SRIJ, for its Portuguese acronym) established a new rule last week. N°1/2022/SRIJ updates various aspects of the country’s sports betting regulations, including the regulator’s approach to in-play betting.

Now, operators cannot view live odds on any platform, advertising medium or stadium screen. This also means no live odds presentation on Twitter, Facebook feeds and other social media platforms. Operators must restrict the ratings of their own websites.

Disclosure of real-time “odds” outside of the entity’s website explorer, in addition to setting up an easy call-to-play, is not a means that observes and abides by the rules… of the code of the advertising“, explains the SRIJ.

Any operator who breaks the rule potentially faces fines or other penalties, under the regulator’s rules on illegal advertising. The SRIJ has not specified the types of actions it can take if an infringement is discovered.

The aim of the new rule is to limit the exposure of the general public to gambling-related activities. It also aims to prevent any appearance that in-play betting can produce greater returns and to stop the potential for impulse betting.

Repress betting ads

In October 2021, Portugal implemented restrictions on gambling advertisements in the country. The Portuguese government believes that gambling should be treated the same as alcohol. It passed four laws in October 2021 to limit gambling ads.

The introduction of the laws was strongly linked to the COVID-19 pandemic. There has been a huge increase in the number of young people playing the game in Portugal during the lockdowns. This served as a catalyst for the creation of several new restrictions related to different forms of gambling and betting.

In addition, a time limit has also been imposed on advertisements from game providers. In Portugal, suppliers are not allowed to advertise in the media between 07:30 and 21:00. This is similar to policies in other countries, including the UK, which crack down on sports betting advertisements.

The SRIJ reports that the online sports betting category reached €423.8 million ($466.18 million) in the first quarter of 2021. Compared to the same period in 2020, this represents a growth of 284%, when the volume of bets amounted to 149.2 euros. million ($164.12 million).

This evolution of the industry has been supported by an equal growth in the number of bettors. In the first quarter of 2020, the SRIJ identified approximately 440,000 players. A year later, that number had grown to 770,000.

Cubs owners slam racism after Chelsea bid backlash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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MN House Bill penalizes bad fans at youth sporting events

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ST. PAUL — The bill that penalizes sports fans who become unhinged during their children’s games is progressing at the Minnesota State Capitol.

Representing Jeff Huot is the sponsor of the bill in the House. He is also a long-time referee and has witnessed a lot of bad behavior himself.

He says there are already criminal codes that can solve some of the problems when violence turns physical.

He says the state also passed a law a few years ago that gave schools the right to suspend an unruly fan for up to a year, but it’s rarely enforced.

Huot says his bill would implement a civil penalty. It includes a $1,000 fine for your first offense that would be imposed by the Minnesota Amateur Athletic Commission.

We have to do something, doing nothing is not an option right now. It’s terrible to have to legislate behavior. Many of these events take place at the Little League level. I mean, how do you get in the car with your kid on the way home and have to talk about “Jimmy’s” mom or dad being a jerk on the sidelines?

Huot says a lot of details and specifics about the bill will be worked out as it goes through other House committees.

He says there is also a companion bill in the state Senate.

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Health and Safety for Sports Event Organizers – Media, Telecom, IT, Entertainment

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The recent Winter Olympics and the conclusion of Six Nations rugby are just two of many sporting events, large and small, which have welcomed fans back (in accordance with local laws and restrictions) over the past few weeks. As we continue to live with COVID-19, it is essential that organizers of sporting and other events are aware of health and safety requirements and their duty of care to attendees.

Main legal provisions

The Occupational Health and Safety Act 1974 etc. (“the 1974 Act”) is the main piece of legislation covering occupational health and safety in Britain. It defines the general duties of employers (and self-employed persons) to employees and the public, as well as the duties of employees to themselves and to each other. The Occupiers Liability (Scotland) Act 1960 also imposes liability on an occupier for injury or damage to any person as a result of something the occupier has done (or failed to do).

Health and Safety Considerations for Event Hosts and Organizers

The 1974 law stipulates that the working environment for employees must be safe and without risk to health, as far as possible. An employer is also responsible for ensuring that members of the public are not exposed to health risks.

In the context of sporting events, event hosts and organizers will also be required to plan, manage and monitor the event to ensure that anyone attending is not exposed to risks to their health and his safety. This means that it is the responsibility of the host or organizer to ensure that there are sufficient safeguards and procedures in place (including any relevant COVID-19 safeguards that are legally required ) to mitigate any risk to the health and safety of staff, participants and the public. who participate in the event.

Health and safety considerations when volunteers are involved

A sports organization that employs employees is required to comply with the 1974 law.

Where a club is run by volunteers (without employees), the 1974 Act will not apply, but the club/volunteers will have a legal duty to ensure that all premises (e.g. a club house , pavilion, playing field, etc.) under their control are safe for participants and spectators, as far as possible. The extent of the obligation imposed by law will depend on the level of control the club/volunteers have over the premises concerned. They will be required to maintain the premises and any equipment made available in good condition.

The obligation to ensure the safety of a person “as far as possible” means that the level of risk must be weighed against the measures necessary to control the risk, taking into account money, time or difficulties necessary to mitigate this risk.

Manage crowds

Due to the obligation to ensure that spectators and the general public are not exposed to health and safety risks, event organizers must put in place sufficient crowd control measures. This is not a consideration only relevant to the duration of the event – risk assessments should take into account the preparation for the event and should remain in place until spectators have left the premises safely. This would involve issues such as safe entrances and exits, hazard-free walkways, determining the site’s security capability, and having a crowd management plan in place.

What happens if I rent a location or facility?

If you rent a place to play sports or organize an event, you may have certain obligations to manage the risks, to the extent possible. Again, the extent of these duties will depend on the degree of control you have over the premises and any equipment on the premises.

However, the legal obligation is not exclusively an issue for the club/organization renting a pitch or facility. It is important to remember that the owners of the facility or location must also ensure that the environment is safe for use. Owners cannot simply ignore health and safety considerations (because the event is run by a third party) – there will be an ongoing duty to ensure there are sufficient procedures and planning in place , and that the premises and any equipment provided are in good condition.

The content of this article is intended to provide a general guide on the subject. Specialist advice should be sought regarding your particular situation.

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IPL 15: 25% crowd allowed inside stadiums

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chile seeks to ban sportsbooks from advertising at sporting events and clubs in the country

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from Chile MP for the Coquimbo region, Marco Antonio Sulantayannounced that in the coming days he will submit a bill to Congress that would ban the advertising of betting companies at sporting events and clubs in Chile.

The lawmaker, who is also a member of the Chilean Sports Commission, explained that although betting companies “are legally prohibited from operating in our country, in reality they operate in tax havens, with unknown whereabouts, generating millions of dollars in profits, but without paying any tax on those profits,” he said.

“During the last years we have seen how dozens, if not hundreds of these platforms have taken over sporting events through static advertisingand sponsoring football teams in particular, which could become a serious problem, such as the participation of minors in sports betting,” Sulantay added.

Without going any further, the parliamentarian assured that online betting companies “could also lead to gambling addiction, since users can generate profits through small bets, but in a single bet lose everything and in the desperation to get their money back, bet larger sums again”. .

Sulantay said that “since they operate in tax havens, it is unclear who the owners of these betting houses are, one could therefore deduce that there is money laundering. So, it is necessary to prohibit them from sponsoring sporting events and clubs, otherwise the Ministry of Finance should move decisively to regulate their operation in Chileas has been done with streaming platforms, so that they can pay the corresponding taxes,” he concluded.

Football-Moriyasu expects aggressive Australia in World Cup clash

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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I haven’t seen any worried legislators at women’s sporting events

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This remark originally appeared in the Montanan Daily.

The game had just ended and it was brutal.

I sat down in the stands and before the players had even cleared the field, head coach Pam McCreesh had already started attacking me, shouting from the field, “No, no. No. I’m not going to talk about it today.

She was the head coach of the Utah State University women’s softball team and I was the sportswriter covering them for the local newspaper. The Aggies softball team was absolutely awful and didn’t help playing in a league with many California teams that could spend the year training and training in the sun while the Aggies spent winter indoors.

This season was particularly awful, and the women had just set the school record for most errors in a game.

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McCreesh gave me a lick that I still remember as the focus of my cover was all wrong. I had written a flurry of stories about mounting losses and her outclassed team, and she was tired of reading about it in the next day’s paper.

After receiving “no comment” for the journal, I trudged back to the office, challenged to find a new way to describe yet another ugly loss. It’s the sportswriter’s secret that it’s much harder to cover a losing team than a winning one. Victories are dramatic, victorious things to celebrate.

I remember turning away from the interview near second base and looking into the stands. I had been the only person present – a point I didn’t let slip when I scolded my sportswriter for sending me to an event that seemed to have so little appeal.

Having been a sports journalist, I can tell you that women work no less hard than their male counterparts, and they are no less talented. And yet, it’s true then as now, crowds tend to be larger in the same sports when played by men than by women. I could write volumes on this, but that’s probably best left to gender bias experts and sports historians.

That’s why it’s so shocking to me to see so much concern among lawmakers, not just in Montana, but across the country, as they try to enact legislation to protect women from themselves. . Lawmakers, including Montana State Representative John Fuller, want to ensure that the only women playing women’s sports are born biologically female. They banned transgender athletes from playing with their female counterparts, arguing that boys who simply can’t make the men’s team would do everything possible to identify as transgender and play among women. Those same lawmakers who seem so concerned about fairness in sports haven’t worried about women making a similar shift toward men’s sports.

If women’s sports are such a concern, especially for these legislators, why aren’t they filling the stands at women’s sporting events?

If women’s sports are such a concern, especially for these legislators, why aren’t they filling the stands at women’s sporting events? They seem so concerned about the fairness and integrity of women’s sport, but can’t bother showing up to the game?

The problem becomes – like so many other problems today – that of the genitals. When we only care about body parts, we miss the point of sport, which is to build community, teamwork, and showcase skills. Frankly, women’s sports need more attention and promotion, but that has nothing to do with body parts and everything to do with double standards. And believing that female athletes aren’t strong enough, articulate enough, and capable enough to watch over their own sport is a patronizing form of sexism in itself.

In other words, women’s sports were doing well without your help, legislators. In fact, the problem is that women’s sport has had to fend for itself for so long, it’s shocking and dishonest to see the concern now.

If lawmakers really want to make a difference in women’s sports, try increasing scholarships or finding a way to achieve parity in the publicity and attention given to women’s sports versus men’s sports. If lawmakers are so concerned that competition is so easily overwhelmed that boys can just walk in and compete, maybe that’s really an argument for making women’s sport more robust.

In other words, if you want more women’s sports, stop figuring out who to exclude and do a better job of who to include.

GAB: More sporting events to return as country normalizes from COVID-19

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GAB President Abraham ‘Baham’ Mitra takes a selfie at the PFF Training Center after attending one of the PFL Copa Paulino Alcantara games in Carmona, Cavite. | Photo by G.A.B.

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Games and Amusements Board (GAB) is delighted and delighted to see more sporting events taking place this month as the country allows more professional sporting events below the alert level. 1.

As COVID-19 cases continue to decline across the country, GAB, the country’s professional sports governing body and regulator, is allowing more professional sports to be held, especially in the month of March.

“We are happy that professional sport is starting to normalize again in the country. Although, of course, our priority remains the safety of our athletes, teams and game officials from the virus,” said GAB Chairman Baham Mitra.

Many professional sporting events this month, such as the Copa Paulino Alcantara of the Philippine Football League (PFL), kicked off on March 14 at the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) training center in Carmona, Cavity.

Additionally, the Premier Volleyball League (PVL) opened its 2022 season with a bubble tournament on March 16 at the Paco Arena.

In the basketball scene, three professional leagues of Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup, FilBasket and newcomer Pilipinas Super League have recently started in various venues across the country.

Meanwhile, the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Governor’s Cup entered the conference quarterfinals.

FilBasket, which recently applied to become a professional league with GAB, opened its second season on March 18 in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan.

The Pilipinas VisMin Super Cup kicked off its second season in Zamboanga City on March 19 while the PSL on March 18 in Roxas Town, Zamboanga del Norte.

“We are just as excited as everyone because it has been a while since we had so many sporting events at the same time in different parts of the country,” Mitra added.

In addition, ARQ Sports’ Engkwentro Kwatro boxing event was successfully held at Alta Vista Gym in Cebu City, while Omega Pro Sports International’s ‘Kumbati 12’ fight card is scheduled for March 26 in Mandaue. City.

Meanwhile, the URCC will promote a mixed martial arts event on March 22 in Olongapo City; the event will include an exhibition match and five professional MMA bouts according to GAB.


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Sports training program for inmates

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Los Angeles County lifts Covid restrictions for indoor concerts and sporting events, but there’s a catch

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Los Angeles The county will align with the state and waive the requirement that attendees of indoor mega-events such as sporting events or concerts show proof of covid vaccination or a negative test, LA County health officials said today.

According to the county’s public health department, the requirement will be lifted on April 1 in conjunction with the state, which is also scrap the mandate.

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The move follows lifting other Covid restrictions in the county – such as indoor mask-wearing requirements – in response to declining numbers of infections and hospitalizations. But the approximately 3 million county residents who live in the city of Los Angeles are not so lucky.

According to public health ordinance sign by Mayor Eric Garcetti on March 4 of this year, “A covered location will require each guest to provide proof of vaccination when entering an indoor portion of a covered location. A covered location shall require proof of vaccination when entering the customer’s first in-person interaction with staff. A covered location is required to cross-check proof of vaccination for each customer who appears to be 18 years of age or older with photo identification. Subject to the exemptions below , a customer will not be permitted to enter an indoor portion of a covered location without proof of vaccination.”

Covered pitches, as defined by the cityinclude gyms and fitness centers, businesses that provide personal care services, businesses that serve food and beverages, and the following:

Entertainment and recreation venues, including but not limited to cinemas, music and concert halls, performance halls, adult entertainment venues, commercial event and party venues, sports arenas, convention centers, exhibition halls, museums, malls, shopping malls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, card rooms, family entertainment centers, playgrounds games, billiard and billiard halls and other recreational game centers…

Although they lifted restrictions today, county health officials continued to urge precautionary measures against the spread of the virus, noting that the BA.2 subvariant of COVID-19 is beginning slowly to grow locally and will likely gain a stronger foothold in the county, reflecting the pattern seen abroad and in some cities on the East Coast.

In the week ending February 26, 6.4% of all Covid samples that were tested for the variants were found to be the result of BA.2, which is a more infectious offshoot of the Omicron variant that fueled the recent winter spike in infections. That was up from 4.5% the previous week.

Health officials noted that while the percentage is still low, it is finally starting to climb significantly after hovering around 1% for weeks. They said BA.2 is currently believed to be responsible for 23% of sequenced cases nationwide, while accounting for 39% of infections in parts of the northeast. The proportion of new cases of Omicron is much, much higher overseas, and the variant now accounts for 75% of all new cases worldwide.

“The increasing presence of the highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant in many parts of this country reminds us that we must remain vigilant and prepared for the possibility of new cases in the near future,” the director of public health said. Barbara Ferrer in a statement. “And while discouraging to face
this possibility, the best way to mitigate a new outbreak of cases due to increased hospitalizations and deaths is to increase vaccination and booster coverage. Given the compelling evidence that vaccines continue to protect against all variants and their wide availability, residents and workers are urged to use the next two weeks to get up to date on their vaccines.

“Waiting until we start seeing increases in cases is not optimal because once there are more people testing positive, there is already more community transmission,” she said.

Health officials have continued to urge people to take precautionary measures — including masks — in crowded situations, even though they are no longer mandatory.

The county on Monday reported 935 new Covid infections over the past two days, bringing the cumulative number for the entire pandemic to 2,825,423.

Another 29 deaths have also been confirmed by the county, bringing the total death toll to 31,491.

According to state figures, there were 404 Covid-positive patients in county hospitals on Monday, up from 422 on Sunday. Of these patients, 65 were being treated in intensive care, up from 71 a day earlier.

The overall hospitalization total has not been this low since July 2021.

The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus, which was largely unchanged at 0.7% last week, was 0.6% on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

According to the county, as of Thursday, 75% of eligible county residents ages 5 and older had been fully immunized. However, only 30% of children aged 5-11 have been fully immunized, the lowest rate of any age group.

City News Service contributed to this report.

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Interscholastic indoor sporting events will take place behind closed doors from March 21

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MACAO, March 21 – In response to the development of the epidemic situation in neighboring regions and consistent with the overall epidemic prevention and control work, and in order to protect the health of students and ensure the good progress of inter-school activities, the DSEDJ announced that from 21st In March (Monday), indoor interscholastic sporting events will take place behind closed doors and no on-site audiences are permitted. The free online ticket office for the 39and The Interscholastic Singing Competition will also be suspended until further notice.

The DSEDJ will continue to assess the competitive situation and dynamically adjust the corresponding admission measures. The competition schedule will also be adjusted based on factors such as the competition system, venue availability and the epidemic prevention situation of participating schools. Depending on the evolution of the epidemic, some competitions may have to be postponed or cancelled. The DSEDJ thanks the residents for their understanding and cooperation.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

FIFA Soccer

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

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

Here’s a helpful player review you should read

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

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

baseball star

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

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

Player Review

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

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

Slam Dunk from TV animation

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

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

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

Player Review

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

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

LA lifts Covid restrictions for indoor concerts and sporting events – Deadline

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Los Angeles County will align with the state and lift the requirement that attendees of indoor mega-events such as sporting events or concerts show proof of Covid vaccination or test negative, it said today. LA County health officials today.

According to the county’s public health department, the requirement will be lifted on April 1 in conjunction with the state, which is also removing the mandate.

The move follows the lifting of other Covid restrictions in the county – such as indoor mask-wearing requirements – in response to declining infection numbers and hospitalizations. But the approximately 3 million county residents who live in the city of Los Angeles are not so lucky.

According to public health ordinance sign by Mayor Eric Garcetti on March 4 of this year, “A covered location will require each guest to provide proof of vaccination when entering an indoor portion of a covered location. A covered location shall require proof of vaccination when entering the customer’s first in-person interaction with staff. A covered location is required to cross-check proof of vaccination for each customer who appears to be 18 years of age or older with photo identification. Subject to the exemptions below , a customer will not be permitted to enter an indoor portion of a covered location without proof of vaccination.”

Covered pitches, as defined by the cityinclude gyms and fitness centers, businesses that provide personal care services, businesses that serve food and beverages, and the following:

Entertainment and recreation venues, including but not limited to cinemas, music and concert halls, performance halls, adult entertainment venues, commercial event and party venues, sports arenas, convention centers, exhibition halls, museums, malls, shopping malls, performing arts theaters, bowling alleys, arcades, card rooms, family entertainment centers, playgrounds games, billiard and billiard halls and other recreational game centers…

The city could lift its order as soon as the end of the week. The city council is expected to vote Wednesday on repealing the measure, which was signed into law in November.

Although they lifted restrictions today, county health officials continued to urge precautionary measures against the spread of the virus, noting that the BA.2 subvariant of COVID-19 is beginning slowly growing locally and will likely gain a stronger foothold in the county, mirroring the pattern seen overseas and in some East Coast cities.

In the week ending February 26, 6.4% of all Covid samples that were tested for the variants were found to be the result of BA.2, which is a more infectious offshoot of the Omicron variant that fueled the recent winter spike in infections. That was up from 4.5% the previous week.

Health officials noted that while the percentage is still low, it is finally starting to climb significantly after hovering around 1% for weeks. They said BA.2 is currently believed to be responsible for 23% of sequenced cases nationwide, while accounting for 39% of infections in parts of the northeast. The proportion of new cases of Omicron is much, much higher overseas, and the variant now accounts for 75% of all new cases worldwide.

“The increasing presence of the highly transmissible BA.2 subvariant in many parts of this country reminds us that we must remain vigilant and prepared for the possibility of new cases in the near future,” the director of public health said. Barbara Ferrer in a statement. “And while discouraging to face
this possibility, the best way to mitigate a further increase in cases due to increased hospitalizations and deaths is to increase vaccination and booster coverage. Given the compelling evidence that vaccines continue to protect against all variants and their wide availability, residents and workers are urged to use the next two weeks to get up to date on their vaccines.

“Waiting until we start seeing increases in cases is not optimal because once there are more people testing positive, there is already more community transmission,” she said.

Health officials have continued to urge people to take precautionary measures — including masks — in crowded situations, even though they are no longer mandatory.

The county on Monday reported 935 new Covid infections over the past two days, bringing the cumulative number for the entire pandemic to 2,825,423.

Another 29 deaths have also been confirmed by the county, bringing the total death toll to 31,491.

According to state figures, there were 404 Covid-positive patients in county hospitals on Monday, up from 422 on Sunday. Of these patients, 65 were being treated in intensive care, up from 71 a day earlier.

The overall hospitalization total has not been this low since July 2021.

The rolling average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus, which was largely unchanged at 0.7% last week, was 0.6% on Monday, according to the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.

According to the county, as of Thursday, 75% of eligible county residents ages 5 and older had been fully immunized. However, only 30% of children aged 5-11 have been fully immunized, the lowest rate of any age group.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Major Sporting Events in Houston: March 21-27, 2022

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André-Pierre Gignac (n°10) and the Tigres face Club América this week | Courtesy of PNC Stadium

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, March 21 through Sunday, March 27, 2022.

This week, lace up your running shoes for a good cause and great views, bring the kids for a weekend baseball series, watch famous Mexican soccer clubs come to Houston, and don’t miss your chance to catch a bobblehead Jalen Green.

Want to know more about the sports happening around H-Town? Find more games and live sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston schedule.

Top 5 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Washington Wizards at Toyota Center | Monday March 21 – It’s Jalen Green Bobblehead Night for the first 3,000 lucky fans to walk through the doors when a Wizards team featuring Kristaps Porzingis comes to town. $8 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Club America vs Tigres UANL at PNC Stadium | Wednesday March 23 – The Tour Águila returns to Houston when LigaMX clubs Tigres UANL and Club América face off at the PNC home ground in EaDo. $40 and up. 7:30 p.m.
  • College Baseball: Houston Cougars vs. Western Carolina University at Schroeder Park | From Friday March 25 to Sunday March 27 – It’s Kids’ Weekend in this three-game series at the UH Baseball Field, where kids can also score a free replica jersey in Saturday’s game. $10 and more for adults; $5 or more for children under 12. Friday and Saturday 6:30 p.m.; Sunday 1 p.m.
  • Run Houston! at Minute Maid Park | Saturday March 26 – The Run Houston Series arrives at Minute Maid Park downtown, where runners can compete in 5k, 10k and Kids K lengths. The course will lead to the Elysian Bridge and back to Minute Maid, offering great views of downtown along the way. Registration is $50 for 5K and 10K; $30 for children K. 8:30 a.m.
  • Run for the Rose 5K & Family K at the University of Houston | Sunday March 27 – This 19th annual charity run raises funds for brain cancer research in the name of Dr. Marnie Rose, who lost her life to the disease in 2002. Participants will follow a walk, 1K or 5K meandering route through part of the University of Houston campus. Early bird registration (before March 24) is $30 for ages 13 and up ($35 for timed 5K); $8 for ages 3 to 12 ($12 for a timed 5K). 8 a.m.

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Government accepting scholarship applications – The Royal Gazette

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Created: Mar 19, 2022 6:57 p.m.

Bermuda College graduation ceremony. (File photo by Akil Simmons)

The government has started accepting scholarship applications for the upcoming academic year.

The application deadline for the 2022 Civil Service Fellowship Program is April 29. Successful applicants will receive up to $20,000 per year for up to five years.

A spokeswoman said the program is designed to provide funding to Bermudians as they pursue post-secondary education in areas that will “meet future needs” of government departments.

She added: “This ensures a cadre of well-trained people to fill positions within the civil service.

“Scholarships are awarded by the Public Service Commission to selected candidates enrolled in programs of study at a university, college or other training institution in order to acquire professional or technical qualifications.

“The award is a contribution to the student’s expenses and should not cover all costs. Other expenses, whether living expenses or tuition fees, are the responsibility of the student.

Applicants must be citizens of Bermuda, have completed at least five years of education in Bermuda, and be 40 years of age or younger at the time of application.

They must also have been accepted into a program leading to a professional, specialized or technical qualification required in the civil service and be interested in pursuing a career there.

Application forms are available at and completed forms should be submitted online at

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

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The problem with modern Mario sports games

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

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

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

Are mario Shallow sports games?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Not everyone is going to be dedicated to dominating online rankings.

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

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

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

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

FACTBOX-Football-List of confirmed bidders to buy Chelsea

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Best Sports Games On PC – Film Daily

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

  1. soccer manager

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


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

  1. FIFA 2022

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

  1. MADDEN NFL 2022

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

Play and let us know if these really are the best!

Shikhar Dhawan not thinking about Team India call

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Indian team striker Shikhar Dhawan is set for his new innings with Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Punjab Kings in the 2022 season.

Shikhar Dhawan was bought by the PBKS franchise during the IPL 2022 mega auction for a sum of Rs 8.25 crores. Dhawan revealed that he is only focused on doing well in the upcoming IPL 2022 and not thinking about a Team India call-up.

“I’m training hard and concentrating on my job and I’m not thinking too much this time if I get a call from Team India I’d love to join but if it doesn’t happen I’m happy and without any tension” , Shikhar Dhawan told ANI. In this IPL season, the striker will play for Punjab and he is excited about his new role under Mayank Agarwal.

“I look very positive. Playing under Mayank will be good for me, we have a strong team, all the youngsters are very good and talented, we hope we will do something big this time, also if we have the chance to open with Mayank then it will be good for me because it will be a big responsibility and I am ready to handle it,” added Dhawan. The next IPL 2022 will start on March 26, and the final is scheduled for May 29. The championship phase of the tournament will be held in Maharashtra with three venues in Mumbai and one in Pune. A total of 70 matches will be played between 10 franchises, Mumbai hosting 55 and Pune 15 fixtures.

Dhawan also came with a big announcement outside of cricket by introducing his NGO named ‘Sikhar Dhawan Foundation’. This foundation will work for children and animals. “We are introducing this NGO with a broad vision as we will take care of children, malnutrition, poor, animals and also help people with food. We will help all walks of society at the initial stage. We will cover Delhi and NCR and soon we will roll it out nationwide. People in need can contact us through our website,” Shikhar Dhawan said. (ANI)

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Sapporo shows strong support for 2030 Winter Olympics

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The Japanese city of Sapporo is not planning to hold a public referendum on whether to hold the 2030 Winter Olympics, Mayor Katsuhiro Akimoto said on Wednesday.

The northern Japanese city, which hosted the 1972 Winter Olympics, has expressed interest in hosting again and is said to be the favourite.

The International Olympic Committee did not say when it would announce its choice. Other possibilities are Vancouver, Salt Lake City and a Spanish bid, possibly from Barcelona.

“We don’t have such plans,” Akimoto told a news conference, explaining the technicalities in Japan of a binding public vote. “There are therefore no plans to hold a referendum on the Olympic and Paralympic Games.” Akimoto knows the referendum record is not good, with voters often saying “no”. Cities no longer go through a one-on-one public bidding process. The IOC management now chooses the sites it considers favorable. Rank-and-file CIO members no longer vote on sites, as corruption scandals have sullied recent bids.

In Europe, a series of contenders have rejected holding the 2022 Winter Olympics in public votes. Beijing and Almaty, Kazakhstan, remained the only options when the IOC made its choice in 2015.

Beijing has been chosen and has just closed the Paralympic Winter Games on Sunday.

Akimoto released the results of various surveys conducted earlier this month. He said the range of responses was positive, between 52% and 65%. The surveys reached more than 10,000 people. Surveys were online, by mail, some in street interviews.

Akimoto gave no details on the methodology or the reliability of the investigations.

“We believe we were able to receive some support for the bid,” he said.

Tokyo hosted the 2020 Summer Olympics, which were delayed for a year by the pandemic. Organizers said late last year that the official cost to Tokyo was $13.6 billion, double the original estimate.

The pandemic has helped drive up costs, with taxpayers – not the IOC – footing most of the bills.

Sapporo organizers estimated the cost at $2.4 billion to $2.6 billion.

The Winter Olympics have become a tough sell for the IOC with rising costs, environmental concerns and voter scrutiny.

The IOC has already chosen Paris as the host for the 2024 Summer Olympics, followed by the 2026 Winter Games in Milan-Cortina, and Los Angeles for the 2028 Summer Olympics. The IOC has also chosen Brisbane , Australia, for the 2032 Summer Olympics.

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Xiaomi renames the sports app to Zepp Life

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On Wednesday morning, Beijing-based tech company Xiaomi announced that it will rename its sports app to “Zepp Life”. Moreover, as a brand offering wearable devices with a significant number of users worldwide, Xiaomi will also launch a new app, Mi Sports Health, as an official app for its wearables, enabling better integration with Xiaomi’s wearables.

The new application will gradually support the migration of users’ original data, and users can connect to the Xiaomi or Apple app stores to download new apps. In the future, Xiaomi will continue to optimize the application of “Xiaomi Sports health.

To encourage eco-chain enterprises to develop their own brands, Xiaomi agreed to rename the current “Xiaomi Sports” to Zepp Life, a sports and health app independently owned and operated by Zepp Health.

Zepp Life app supports connections to Xiaomi Mi Band 1-6, Weight Scale and Body Fat Scale, and all running data and sports data collected during use are stored on Zepp Health servers on condition that user privacy and security are guaranteed .

SEE ALSO: Zepp Health launches Amazfit GTR 3 and GTS 3 series smartwatches

Xiaomi will partner with Zepp Health to deepen cooperation in product development, self-developed chips and algorithms in the field of wearable products, and provide wearable hardware and software services for users.

Founded in 2013, Zepp Health is an innovative smart hardware company supplying products to Xiaomi. In 2018, Zepp Health was listed on the New York Stock Exchange in the United States. It produces and sells smart hardware such as Amazfit smartwatches, and derives much of its business from Xiaomi’s OEM and distribution. Mi bands.

Golf-Norman announces launch of Saudi-backed breakaway league

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Greg Norman, the leader of the Super Golf League (SGL) proposal, said the Saudi-backed competition was on and would announce its first events later on Wednesday. In a letter to players published by sports website, the Australian said the league would continue even if it started on a small scale.

“You have to know that we’re getting into it, and we’ll keep pushing that vision forward,” the former world number one said. “We won’t stop. We believe in our mission and will announce information about our first events (Wednesday).”

The proposed league has taken a massive hit in recent weeks as a number of the game’s top players pledged their allegiance to the PGA Tour, including four-time Irish winner Rory McIlroy, who said he “died in the water”. Norman, a member of the World Golf Hall of Fame who counts two British Open titles among his 20 PGA Tour victories, leads the SGL as CEO of LIV Golf Investments, which is backed by the Saudi Investment Fund.

“We consider ourselves a start-up,” he said in the letter. “We can start with a modest number of players, but we won’t stay that way for long.

“I fully understand that some players may choose not to play with us straight away. But once we start, I think a lot of those who are not with us will be later. I want to thank you for your patience, but know that it will be worth it.”

No golfer has publicly admitted to signing up for the SGL despite promises of huge payouts, although some have expressed interest, including former Australian world number one Adam Scott. The SGL’s image has been tarnished by six-time US champion Phil Mickelson’s comments about Saudi Arabia’s human rights record and the league’s use of the league to gain leverage over the PGA Tour.

Mickelson later apologized after his comments drew widespread criticism and said he would take time away from golf to “reflect on himself”.

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ESPN now supports SharePlay and lets iPhone users watch live sports with friends – how to use it

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Apple has partnered with Disney affiliate ESPN to offer sports fans the ability to co-watch live sports games with friends and family. Distance is no longer a barrier for those longing to have an ESPN viewing companion.

With Apple’s beloved SharePlay and FaceTime features, ESPN fans can cheer on their favorite players – and taunt the opposing team – while loved ones watch in sync via video conferencing and picture-in-picture mode.

“By adding SharePlay support to the ESPN app, we’re giving fans a live sports co-watching experience for the first time,” said Brian Marshall, vice president of sports products and strategy. from Disney, in a press release. “We are thrilled to provide a unique opportunity for friends and family to come together to support some of their favorite teams.”

If you’re a sports enthusiast, you might be wondering how to put this new feature to the test. Check out the step-by-step instructions below to enjoy shared viewing experiences with other sports enthusiasts.

How to use the SharePlay-supported ESPN app to watch live games with friends

Before you create a shared streaming session with an ESPN viewer friend, you need to have the following:

  • An active ESPN account with a subscription to an eligible television provider. ESPN+ subscribers can also access it.
  • A supported iOS or iPadOS device running version 15.1 or later.
  • ESPN app must be installed and updated

Once you’ve set up your requirements, here’s how you can start a SharePlay session to co-watch live ESPN matches.

1. On your iPhone or iPad, initiate a FaceTime call.

2. Swipe from the bottom edge of the FaceTime call.

3. Open the ESPN app.

4. Choose the event you want to watch with your viewing partner (for example, an ESPN+ Original or a live game). Faucet Cheek.

5. If prompted, press SharePlay.

If a SharePlay prompt doesn’t appear, don’t worry. The update is gradually rolling out to the public; it should reach 100% of ESPN users by the end of the week.

It should be noted that short clips and replays of ESPN are not supported. For ESPN+ pay-per-view content (e.g. UFC), each attendee must purchase the event before anyone can co-watch in sync.

SharePlay sessions can include up to 32 people and the feature is only available to US residents.

FC Barcelona taps Spotify as main sponsor

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FC Barcelona football club has signed on Spotify as title sponsor in a deal that will bring the music streaming platform’s name to the La Liga club’s shirts and stadium.

As part of the partnership, Barca’s stadium will be renamed ‘Spotify Camp Nou’ in the first instance of the club adding the name of a title sponsor, Sweden-based Spotify announced on Tuesday. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but a report -2022-02-07 Catalan radio station Rac1 last month pegged the value of the sponsorship deal at 280 million euros ($306.49 million).

Spotify did not immediately respond to a request for comment on the terms of the deal. From July 1, the Spotify name will appear on the front of Barcelona men’s and women’s team shirts and training kits for the 2022/23 season and for the next four seasons.

The companies also plan to use the stadium to promote the work of musical artists to club viewers. Barcelona’s squad list includes some of the biggest stars in European football, including Gerard Pique and Memphis Depay. Six-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi left the club last year in a shock move to Paris Saint-Germain.

Barca count Nike, Japanese retailer Rakuten and Turkish company Beko as their main sponsors, according to their website. Rakuten has sponsored the men’s team since 2017 while tool manufacturer Stanley Black & Decker became the official shirt sponsor of the women’s team in 2018. ($1 = 0.9136 euros)

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National Hockey League, a new initiative with DreamHack Sports Games

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Ice Hockey League in North America, the National Hockey League, commonly known as NHL Last year, it partnered with DreamHack Sports Games, the sports simulation business unit of MTG. A multi-year deal that sees both parties develop existing projects, as well as create new gaming initiatives. DreamHack Sports Games will produce the NHL Gaming Championship, which is expected to launch soon. The European Championship will take place at the GG DreamHack Sports Festival of Games on June 4 in Maastricht, the Netherlands. Meanwhile, the North American Championships will take place in Montreal, Canada on July 7. The competition will run separately for each of the four consoles, namely Xbox One, Xbox Series X, Playstation 4 and Playstation 5. This will be the second edition of the event organized by DreamHack Sports Games since the organizer entered into a multi-year partnership with the National Hockey League (NHL). Additionally, this is also the first time since 2019 that the tournament has returned as a personal event.

Since the introduction of the MTG business unit in December 2019, DreamHack Sports Games has been involved in several sports simulation initiatives across Europe. This includes the launch of the European Tour, in partnership with the European Golf Course, and the start of a partnership with electronics retailer Elgiganten to support the eAllsvenskan and eSuperliga FIFA tournaments. Now the new initiative with the NHL. DreamHack Sports Games has also partnered with the Eredivisie Dutch Football League to host the GG DreamHack Sports Games Festival. New and higher level events are coming.

Sporting Events On Air Tuesday, March 15 | Sports News

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8 p.m.: PBA World Series, Scorpion Championship (FS1)

6:40 p.m.: NCAA, Texas Southern vs. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (truTV)

7 p.m.: NIT, Missouri State at Oklahoma (ESPN)

7 p.m.: NIT, Belmont at Vanderbilt (ESPN2)

7:00 p.m.: NIT, Princeton at Virginia Commonwealth (ESPNU)

9 p.m.: NIT, Oregon at Utah State (ESPN)

9 p.m.: NIT, Cleveland State at Xavier (ESPNU)

9 p.m.: NIT, Alcorn State at Texas A&M (ESPN2)

9:10 p.m.: NCAA, Wyoming vs. Indiana (truTV)

11:00 p.m.: NIT, Santa Clara, WA (ESPNU)

4:00 p.m.: VMI at North Carolina, West Virginia at Duke (ACCNX)

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7 p.m.: Michigan at Vanderbilt (SEC)

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South Western Railway teams win medals at sporting events

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South Western Railway sports teams won prizes at the All India Railway Sports Championships held recently.

The South Western Railway team won one gold, five silver and one bronze at the 68th Indian Railway Weightlifting Championship.

Lokchand S. won the gold medal in the 96 kg category, Manjunath Marati S. Sarvanan, M. Ezhilarasan, Ajeet Singh, S. Vikram won the silver medals and Mukesh B. won the bronze medal .

They were coached by coach P. Muralikrishnan.

For the third time in a row, South Western Railway emerged as the champions of the Indian Railroad Cycle Championship held recently in Secunderabad.

Ashwin Patil won gold in 4000m team pursuit cycling, Raju Bhati won gold in 4000m individual pursuit cycling, Sachin Desai won gold in 20km Point Race Cycling, Ranjit Singh won silver in the 1000m Sprint Cycling and Sandesh Uppar won bronze in the 1000m individual time trial.

In the team events, Ashwin Patil, Raju Bhati, Ranjit Singh and Sachin Desai won gold in the 4000m team pursuit cycling and Sachin Desai, Ranjit Singh and JK Ashwin won gold in the 1 000 m Cycling team sprint. They were trained by coach Nijappa Enteth and led by team manager Vijaya Singh Rajput.

The South Western Railway Sports Association came fourth in the Indian Railway Golf Championship held at Rae Bareili’s Modern Coach Factory. Mr. Jaiveer won the individual bronze medal.

General Manager Sanjeev Kisore congratulated the champions and the sports association led by Sanjeev Katware and Ajay Jain.

Support for tourism entrepreneurs – The Royal Gazette

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Created: March 13, 2022 11:30

Tourism stakeholders and entrepreneurs have been urged to apply for assistance from the Bermuda Tourism Authority’s Experience Investment Program.

The initiative provides marketing or financial support to innovative tourism entrepreneurs and business owners whose proposals meet program criteria and align with the objectives of the Bermuda National Tourism Plan.

The BTA said the aim is to help create memorable and authentic experiences for visitors already on the island or those still in the planning stages, stimulate visitor spending and create opportunities for interaction with the inhabitants.

Applicants must provide a business plan articulating the vision, sustainability goals and marketing strategy. A panel of industry stakeholders will review the proposals alongside BTA representatives.

Submissions that incorporate food culture, authentic Bermuda history and culture presented in innovative ways, immersive environmental experiences and adventure in unexpected natural places are highly sought-after opportunities by our core visitor segments, said the BTA.

Unique on-water experiences, live entertainment series and luxury experiences marketed to visitors are particular areas of interest for the review panel.

The BTA has produced an online guide to help applicants navigate the EIP application process.

Interested winners are invited to consider idea starters targeting experiences with local artists, immersive experiences on rail trails, or transforming Bermuda’s historic forts or outdoor locations into tasting experiences with live performances.

Tashae Thompson, Director of Experiences at BTA, said, “This program is designed to boost our inventory of memorable experiences and adventures for our visitors.

“We know that some local innovators need a little more support to realize their vision, and we want to empower them through funding, marketing or collaboration opportunities.”

Last year, 20 contestants received over $215,000 in funding for their initiatives, including two live entertainment series – Buna Live in the island’s West End and High Notes on the Harbor in St George’s.

Historic tours, curated culinary experiences and a series of African Diaspora tours are among the other experiences funded by the PEI in 2021.

Applications for EIP grants will be accepted through the EIP portal for activations offered from June to December until March 31 at 11:59 p.m.

Candidates are encouraged to consult the Introduction to Experience Investing online for advice on how to complete their proposals.

For more information, email

Tourism-focused businesses can register their product, service or experience on BTAConnect, to be listed on the high-traffic, visitor-facing GoToBermuda site for wider exposure to travelers planning their Bermuda vacation.

Tashae Thompson, director of experiments at the BTA (file photo)

Sporting events on air on Sunday March 13 | Sports

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Global Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market Expected to Reach Highest CAGR During COVID 19 Crisis – SIE Japan Studio, Beat Games, Neat Corporation, Impulse Gear

By Sports games conducted professional market research to analyze the growth potential of the market, and Global virtual reality (VR) sports games market from 2021 to 2027 is the name of the study. The main objective of the study is to provide basic information about industry competitors, current market trends, market potential, growth rate and other relevant information.

The research examines the major barriers for market expansion along with the long-term growth potential of the global Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games industry. Expansion plans and methods, growth forecasts, manufacturing methodologies, and cost structures are all explained in this article.


Overall growth models, industry growth prospects, and competitive assessments are all carefully studied. Porter’s Five Forces SWOT analysis is used to further assess the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the global Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games market. Current market trends, development potential, regional assessments, strategic concepts and developing segments in Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games are all examined in this study.

This research examines a number of geographically significant regions:

  • North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Russia, Italy and Rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Southeast Asia and Australia)
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Colombia and rest of South America)
  • Middle East and Africa (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Egypt, South Africa and Rest of Middle East and Africa)

Here are the main applications of the study:

  • smartphones
  • computer
  • Console

The study covers the following product categories:

  • Individual virtual reality games
  • Multiplayer Online Virtual Reality Games

The following manufacturers were found, according to the study report.

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  • Pulse gear
  • Zoink
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  • Schell Games
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  • Steel crate games


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When temptation calls… – The Royal Gazette

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The Devil’s first temptation was to convince Jesus, who was hungry, to turn a stone into bread

It is the season of Lent and traditionally it is a time when we reflect on our own shortcomings and focus on spiritual growth. Around the 10th century, Lent became linked to Jesus spending 40 days in the desert where he was tempted by the devil.

Now, whether or not you believe there is a real devil, we certainly know that evil is very real and present in our world. Evil exists. And the temptation of Jesus was about three things that evil seeks to do. Ultimately, evil wants to destroy our relationship with God, and it does so in three ways: by separating us, by denigrating us, and by making us feel insecure. And that’s exactly what happened to Jesus.

The Devil’s first temptation was to convince Jesus, who was hungry, to turn a stone into bread. It seems innocuous enough, until you remember that Jesus was part of the Holy Trinity – inextricably linked to the Father and the Spirit. What the devil was trying to do was say, “Hey, you don’t need the other two. Act alone! The Devil wanted to divide the Holy Trinity. Jesus reminded the Devil that, “One does not live by bread alone.”

The devil’s second temptation was to offer Jesus all the kingdoms of the world if he would bow down and worship him. The Devil wanted to make the King of all creation inferior to himself. He wanted to denigrate Jesus and reduce the status of the Holy Trinity. Jesus replied, “Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.”

The third and final temptation of the devil was to convince Jesus to throw himself from the top of the temple because God had promised to protect him, however, Jesus was secure in his relationship with the Father and the Spirit, and when you are in a secure relationship, you don’t need to test it. The Devil was asking, “Do you really trust the Father and the Spirit?” Jesus answered, “Do not put the Lord your God to the test.”

The temptation of Jesus was to deny his membership in the Trinity, to deny the status of the Trinity, and to deny the relational security of the Trinity. And today the devil also wants us to be separated, belittled and insecure.

Today, evil wants you to be separated from God and from others. Evil says to you, “Do you really need God? You are doing very well and you are doing very well on your own. But that’s a lie. We cannot do this thing called life by ourselves. We need God’s love, and at the very least, we need the love and support of God’s love expressed through others; people who will walk with us, support us, encourage us and comfort us.

Today, evil wants you to have low self-esteem and low self-esteem. Evil tells you, “You are nothing and a waste of space. You’re not worthy to be called a Christian. If people knew what you think, say and do in private, they would reject you. Again, that’s a lie. We are beloved children of God, with inherent worth and precious worth. No matter who you are or what you have done, God appreciates you and welcomes you as his child.

And finally, evil wants you to feel insecure. Evil wants to sow seeds of doubt in your heart and mind. Evil says to you, “Are you really loved? Are God’s promises really true? You are not really saved and you are part of the family of God? This is another lie. You are loved – more than you can imagine – and have an inheritance from God greater than all the gold in the world. The gift of life in all its fullness is available to you here and now, and forever.

We are all broken. We all make mistakes. We all don’t live up to our own standards, let alone God’s, and evil wants you to be separated, belittled, and feel unsafe, however, God wants you to be connected, honored, and feel unsafe. feel safe. Therefore, our church communities should be places where all can encounter God, be respected, uplifted, and find mutual love and trust.

Jesus’ response to the Devil was to say, “No! And we have to say “No!” too.

On Sunday in St. Mark’s we celebrated International Women’s Day, and I was reminded that all people of any age, race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, class, ability, language, or cultural background are welcome in the family of God. In fact, this is so important that I have added this statement to the front page of our website and to our Facebook page as well.

In this season of Lent, if you are feeling lonely, distant, weak, worthless, or anxious, may you find a church family who will love you and walk with you. May you know the joy and peace of God as the Holy Trinity serves you through the kindness, support, encouragement and comfort of others. And if, and when, the Devil comes knocking, can you tell him to take a hike (or use two words of your choice)!

Every blessing

Rev Gav

Rev Gav is the pastor of St Mark’s Anglican Church. Visit

Sporting events on air on Saturday March 12 | Sports

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11:30 a.m.: NASCAR Xfinity, United Rentals 200 qualifying (FS1)

1:30 p.m.: NASCAR Cup, Ruoff Mortgage 500 qualifying (FS1)

2 p.m.: NHRA Camping World Series, All-Star Callout (WGHP)

4:30 p.m.: NASCAR Xfinity, United Rentals 200 (FS1)

11 a.m.: Ivy, Princeton vs. Cornell (ESPNU)

11 a.m.: America East Final, Md.-Baltimore County vs. Vermont (ESPN2)

1 p.m.: Big Ten, Indiana vs. Iowa (WFMY, CBSsports.comParamount+)

1 p.m.: Atlantic 10, Davidson wins against Saint Louis (CBS Sports)

1 p.m. SEC, Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (ESPN)

1 p.m.: MEAC Final, Norfolk State vs. Coppin State-NC Central winner (ESPN2)

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2 p.m.: Ivy, Yale vs. Penn (ESPNU)

3 p.m.: American Athletic, Houston vs. Tulane (ESPN2)

3:30 p.m.: Big Ten, Michigan State vs. winner Purdue-Penn State (WFMY, CBSsports.comParamount+)

3:30 p.m.: Atlantic 10, Dayton against Dayton. Commonwealth of Richmond-Virginia winner (CBS Sports)

3:30 p.m.: SEC, Tennessee vs. winner Kentucky-Vanderbilt (ESPN)

4 p.m.: MAAC Final, Monmouthvs. Winner of Quinnipiac-Saint-Pierre (ESPNU)

5:30 p.m.: American Athletic, Southern Methodistvs. Winner Central Florida-Memphis (ESPN2)

6 p.m.: Mountain West final, Boise-Wyoming State winner vs. Colorado State and San Diego State winner (WFMY)

6 p.m.: SWAC Final, Texas Southern vs. Alabama A&M-Alcorn State winner (ESPNU)

6 p.m.: Big 12 final, Kansas vs. Winner Oklahoma-Texas Tech (ESPN)

6:30 p.m.: Big East Final, Creightonvs. Winner of Villanova-Connecticut (WGHP)

7:30 p.m.: Mid-American Final, Akronvs. Winner Kent State-Ohio (ESPN2)

8 p.m.: Big Sky Final, winner Weber State-Montana State vs. Portland State-Northern Colorado winner (ESPNU)

8:30 p.m.: ACC Final, Duke vs. Virginia Tech-Winner of North Carolina (ESPN)

8:30 p.m.: USA Conference Final, LA Tech vs. Ala.-Birmingham (CBS Sports)

9 p.m.: Pac-12 Final, winner Colorado-Arizona vs. winner Southern Cal-UCLA (WGHP)

9:30 p.m.: Southland final, Texas A&M CC winner vs. Southeast New Orleans (ESPN2)

10 p.m.: Western Athletic final, Grand Canyon-New Mexico State winner vs. Seattle-Abilene winner Christian (ESPNU)

11:30 p.m.: Big West Final, UC Santa Barbara-Long Beach State winner vs. Hawaii-Cal State winner Fullerton (ESPN2)

11 a.m.: MAAC Final, Fairfield vs. Manhattan (ESPNews, ESPN+)

11 a.m.: Mid-American Final, Ball State vs. Buffalo (CBS Sports)

5:00 p.m.: Ivy League Final, Columbia vs. Princeton (ESPNews)

5:30 p.m. USA Conference Finals, Charlotte vs. Louisiana Tech-Middle Tennessee winner (CBS Sports)

1 p.m.: Florida State at Wake Forest (Bally Sports South, ACCNX)

1 p.m.: High Point in Kentucky (SEC+)

2 p.m.: Notre Dame at NC State (ACCNX)

2 p.m.: Pittsburgh, North Carolina (ACCNX)

4 p.m.: St. Mary’s at East Carolina (ESPN+)

4 p.m.: Virginia at Duke (ACC)

4 p.m.: Texas at South Carolina (SEC)

7 p.m.: Boston College in Miami (ACC)

Noon: Syracuse at Virginia Tech (ACC)

Noon: Mississippi Florida State (SEC)

1 p.m.: NC A&T at Winthrop, DH (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: NC State at Duke, Boston College in North Carolina (ACCNX)

2 p.m.: Florida State at Georgia Tech (ACC)

2 p.m.: Tennessee at Missouri (SEC)

3 p.m.: Appalachian State at Texas State (ESPN+)

4:30 p.m.: Saint François (Pennsylvania) at the UNCG (ESPN+)

7 p.m.: Texas A&M at Auburn (SEC)

9 p.m.: Alabama at LSU (SEC)

3:30 p.m.: Notre Dame at Ohio State (Big Ten)

4 p.m.: North Carolina at Georgia (SEC+)

7 p.m.: Ohio State at Oklahoma (Bally Sports Southeast)

11am: PGA, The Players Championship (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, The Players Championship, featured groups and featured holes (ESPN+)

1 p.m.: PGA, The Players Championship (WXII, Peacock)

1h30 Sunday: LPGA, Honda Thailand (Golf)

1 p.m.: America’s Day at the Races (FS2)

9 p.m.: Mads Burnell vs. Adam Borics (Showtime)

7 p.m.: Supercross (CNBC, Peacock)

8:30 p.m.: Milwaukee at Golden State (WXLV, ESPN3)

12:30 p.m.: St. Louis at Nashville (NHL)

3 p.m.: Philadelphia at Carolina (WXLV, ESPN+)

7 p.m.: Seattle at Montreal (NHL)

7 p.m.: Arizona at Boston, Chicago at Ottawa, Anaheim at New Jersey, Detroit at Calgary (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: New York Rangers at Dallas (ESPN+)

9:30 p.m.: Los Angeles at San Jose (ESPN+)

10 p.m.: Tampa Bay at Edmonton (ESPN+)

5 p.m.: RodeoHouston Super Shootout (Bally Sports Southeast)

10 a.m.: RBS6 France vs Wales (CNBC)

Noon: RBS6 Scotland vs Italy (CNBC)

2:00 p.m.: RBS6 Ireland vs England (CNBC)

Midnight: NRL, Titans vs. Eels (FS2)

7.30am: Premier, Liverpool at Brighton & Hove Albion (Peacock)

9 a.m.: Serie A, Cagliari at Spezia, Sassuolo at Salernitana (Paramount+)

9:30 am: Bundesliga, VfB Stuttgart at 1. FC Union Berlin, Mainz at FC Augsburg, VfL Wolfsburg at SC Freiburg, Bayern Munich at TSG Hoffenheim (ESPN+)

10 a.m.: Premier, Burnley at Brentford (USA)

Noon: Serie A, Juventus at Sampdoria (Paramount+)

12:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, Hertha Berlin at Borussia Mönchengladbach (ESPN+)

12:30 p.m .: Prime Minister, Tottenham Hotspur at Manchester United (Peacock)

1 p.m.: MLS, CF Montreal at New York City FC (ESPN+)

1:30 p.m.: MLS, Toronto FC at Columbus Crew (ESPN+)

2:45 p.m .: Serie A, Naples at AC Milan (Paramount +)

3:30 p.m.: MLS, LA Galaxy at Seattle Sounders FC (WGHP)

6:30 p.m.: MLS, Vancouver Whitecaps at Houston Dynamo (ESPN+)

7:30 p.m.: MLS, Chicago Fire FC at DC United, Real Salt Lake at New England Revolution, FC Cincinnati at Orlando City SC, San Jose Earthquakes at Philadelphia Union (ESPN+)

8 p.m.: Liga MX, Mazatlán at Monterrey (FS2)

8:30 p.m.: MLS, Nashville SC at FC Dallas (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: MLS, Sporting Kansas City at Colorado Rapids (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: Liga MX, Chivas vs. Club America (Peacock)

10 p.m.: MLS, Austin FC at Portland Timbers (ESPN+)

2 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Tennis)

4 p.m.: Open BNP Paribas (Bally Sports South)

6 a.m.: Alpine skiing, slalom, snowboarding, bank slalom, cross-country skiing, para ice hockey (United States)

Chelsea financially perilous after Abramovich sanction

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Lavish spending, backed only by Roman Abramovich’s investment, funded Chelsea’s 21 trophies in his 19 years as owner. Now there are fears the Premier League club could run out of money after the UK government sanctioned the Russian oligarch and froze his assets.

A team that won the Champions League last year and were crowned world champions by FIFA a month ago have now seen certain banking facilities frozen with officials unable to use company credit cards while that Barclaycard assesses what is permitted by government rules.

Chelsea are only allowed to continue to operate and play games under government-defined conditions through a special licence, with spending caps and a ban on ticket sales which will hurt cash flow of a club with a latest published payroll of almost £28m (USD 36m) per month.

Chelsea officials held talks with the government on Friday to discuss how the club can continue to pay staff, operate Stamford Bridge on matchdays and ensure the club can be sold.

Abramovich had already announced his intention to sell his trophy last week before being sanctioned on Thursday for his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the invasion of Ukraine.

The Raine Group, an investment bank, is working on the sale process on behalf of Abramovich, who remains owner of Chelsea. He originally hoped to divert the proceeds to a new foundation for victims of the war in Ukraine, which he has yet to condemn for Putin’s launch. But the government will only sanction a sale that does not benefit Abramovich as the government tightens the screws on influential people it sees as empowering for the Putin regime.

There are potential buyers waiting in the wings, including British property investor Nick Candy and Todd Boehly, co-owner of MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I would describe Chelsea as a struggling asset,” said Rob Wilson, a football finance expert from Sheffield Hallam University, “and the association they have with the owner is what afflicts them.” The only bright spots for Chelsea on their second day as a sanctioned entity were no more suspended sponsors after shirt backer communications firm Three requested their logo be removed. Jersey manufacturer Nike had not yet stopped its sponsorship. Another sponsor, hotel search site Trivago, said it would continue to sponsor the training kits.

“We look forward to a transition of ownership as soon as possible and want to support the club in this process,” Trivago said. “We will provide any updates to our business relationship as and when appropriate.” The statement condemned the “unprovoked and catastrophic invasion of Ukraine” without naming Russia. Hotels on its website could still be booked in Russia on Friday evening.

Travel booking is an imminent challenge for Chelsea. The trip to France to face Lille in the Champions League next week has already been bought. But travel expenses for future games have been capped at £20,000 by the government. Chelsea can also spend just £500,000 on matchdays – starting on Sunday at home to Newcastle in the Premier League which the club have won five times under Abramovich. The league title had only been won once in the 98 years before Abramovich bought the club in 2003.

Chelsea have only made a profit five times during their ownership, according to the respected Swiss Ramble Twitter account which analyzes club accounts. There have been cumulative losses of around £900 million in almost two decades of Abramovich ownership, while annual revenues have fallen from £110 million in 2003 to £435 million in the last financial year.

The way Abramovich backed the Blues with his money to turn them into a force, partly for personal status, is similar to how other oligarchs paid WNBA players like Brittney Griner $1 million to come. play for their company-sponsored teams in Russia.

Chelsea were dependent on the £1.5bn in loans Abramovich injected into the club which he said he would not ask to be repaid. The last reported cash reserves for Chelsea’s parent company were just £17.7m. The club can’t even sell merchandise anymore, with the club shop closing hours after the sanction was announced on Thursday. The government also prohibits selling new tickets to generate revenue. Only season ticket holders can attend Premier League matches. There is the possibility that the stadium could be empty for a potential Champions League quarter-final, as tickets for those matches would not be included for fans who have purchased season tickets. Chelsea are also unable to sell tickets for next week’s FA Cup game at Middlesbrough, hitting the Second Division club as well.

The impact could be felt more harshly by the fact that temporary staff are no longer required to work at Chelsea matches.

“We would like the club to have the ability to trade as close to maximum capacity as possible,” said Dan Silver of the Chelsea Supporters Trust. “All these people are relying on this (money) to put food on the plate. It’s hard for them, and the punishment that falls all the way down is hard.

“We don’t want jobs to be lost because of this, because the main thing is to protect and take care of everyone at the club.” The priority will be to avoid having to go through the administration – bankruptcy protection. History, however, could repeat itself. Chelsea were sold for £1 in 1982 to Ken Bates due to financial problems, then Abramovich stepped in with their takeover in 2003 when there were further cash flow problems.

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Former Wallabies boss Cheika named Argentina coach

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Former Australia boss Michael Cheika was appointed Argentina’s new rugby coach on Friday and told his new charges he hoped he could take them from good to great. “The level is there and the quality is there, without a doubt,” Cheika said when presented by the Argentine Rugby Federation in an online press conference.

“When you’re consistently good, you become great, so let’s start being good. And let’s be good as much as we can, then we’ll see where we can end up.” A Championship-winning coach with Irish club Leinster and Sydney-based New South Wales Waratahs, Cheika guided the Wallabies to the 2015 World Cup final in Britain the year after taking over the ‘team.

He quit in acrimony four years later, however, after Australia pulled out of the World Cup quarter-finals in Japan, equaling their worst finish at the world tournament. He succeeds Mario Ledesma in Buenos Aires, whose assistant he was for two years before Ledesma resigned as head coach last month after a series of poor results.

The new deal will take the 55-year-old through to the 2023 World Cup. “In Test (rugby) football, it’s about looking (and) feeling your best, and being at his best on the right day,” Cheika said of his new challenge.

“That’s where I think the team needs to understand that it’s just about learning how to be the best on that day. And that’s something that I hope my experience can give them. ” The Cheika Wallabies beat Argentina in the 2015 World Cup semi-finals and he pointed to that game as an example of the resilience of the Pumas that he wants to build on.

“I want to keep the mentality,” he said. “I love that attitude that comes with the Pumas.” “I think the opportunity to coach Pumas was too good to say no,” added Cheika.

“I like the way they play rugby and I feel connected. It’s a wonderful opportunity for me.”

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Spring Break and Sporting Events Draw Visitors to Myrtle Beach

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — As spring approaches and sporting events draw student athletes to Myrtle Beach, area hotels are starting to get busier.

“It’s a nice change of pace to have some free time at the beach,” said Henry Bielen, who is in town for a baseball tournament with his Delaware Valley University teammates in Pennsylvania. “Getting together with friends and soaking up the atmosphere of Myrtle is a big part of our first time.”

Crowds on Ocean Boulevard are starting to swell, with families and college students heading to Myrtle Beach for events or spring break.

“For us, our first time here, there were a lot of funky cars and a lot of street life,” Bielen said. “We liked the tourist attractions.

The latest hotel occupancy data from the Myrtle Beach Area Chamber of Commerce is from last week. He said almost 54% of rooms were then booked, an increase of 37% compared to the same week last year.

Some hotels, however, are still unsure how this season will unfold.

“We see a lot of traffic like pedestrians on weekends,” Roxanne Towers chief operating officer Donald Burton said. “A little hesitant for the coming summer as bookings aren’t as strong as they were last season.”

Burton said he thinks gas prices and the political climate could impact the number of people traveling this year.

“We’re hoping for a great year,” he said. “I don’t see it in my reservations yet. But some people may still be hesitant to book. As if they were still planning to go on vacation, they just didn’t pull the trigger.

Sports News Roundup: Golf-Thankful Woods enters Hall of Fame: ‘I didn’t get here alone’; Paralympic athletes from Ukraine appeal for peace with banner at Beijing Games and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Golf-Thankful Woods Enters Hall of Fame: ‘I Didn’t Get Here Alone’

Tiger Woods, who inspired a generation of players with his otherworldly talent, charisma and staggering success, took his place among the game’s greats on Wednesday as he was inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. During a ceremony at the PGA Tour headquarters in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, Woods gave a speech about his career and those who helped him along the way after his 14-year-old daughter, Sam, left him presented for induction.

Ukrainian Paralympians appeal for peace with banner at Beijing Games

Ukrainian athletes and officials issued a call for peace at the Paralympic Winter Games in Beijing on Thursday, unfurling a banner, observing a minute’s silence and calling for an end to the war sparked by the invasion of their country by the Russia. Led by National Paralympic Committee Chairman Valerii Sushkevych, the entire 20-member delegation waved a message of “peace for all,” accompanied by raised fists.

Tennis-Nadal says tougher penalties needed to curb player misbehavior

Tennis players attacking referees harm the sport and tougher penalties must be imposed to discourage this, Rafa Nadal told reporters on Thursday. Nadal’s comments came after Alexander Zverev received a year’s probation – but no immediate suspension – following an explosion in Acapulco last month where he smashed his racquet against the club’s chair. referee and verbally abused him.

Baseball ball! MLB and players reach agreement to end lockdown

Major League Baseball (MLB) and its locked out players reached an agreement Thursday on a five-year labor contract that ends the second-longest work stoppage in football history. MLB locked players out last December and had already canceled the first two weeks of the 2022 season, which was scheduled to start on March 31.

Tennis-Osaka blows Stephens on a windy day in Indian Wells

Naomi Osaka battled blustery conditions and an in-form Sloane Stephens to earn a 3-6 6-1 6-2 first-round win at Indian Wells on Thursday. In a showdown of former US Open champions, Osaka struggled in the opening set amid powerful flurries in her first match since January.

Soccer-Chelsea future uncertain after owner Abramovich sanctions

European champions Chelsea are now under British government control after Russian owner Roman Abramovich was placed under sanctions on Thursday. Abramovich, who came under intense scrutiny following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, announced he was selling the Premier League club last week.

Tennis-Djokovic marks Monte Carlo Masters as his next tournament

Novak Djokovic will kick off preparations for his French Open title defense next month at the ATP Masters clay-court event in Monte Carlo, the Serbian has stated on his website. The 20-time Grand Slam winner was unable to defend his Australian Open title in January after being kicked out of the country amid fury after initially being admitted to the tournament despite not being vaccinated against coronavirus.

Report: Raiders plan to cut LB Cory Littleton

The Las Vegas Raiders plan to release linebacker Cory Littleton as part of a cost-cutting measure, ESPN reported Thursday. According to the report, the team will save $11.75 million by designating Littleton as a post-June 1 release. At the start of the day, Las Vegas was projecting $17.8 million under the salary cap.

NBA roundup: Suns clinch top spot in league playoffs

Devin Booker returned from a four-game absence under COVID protocol and completed a near triple-double, helping the Phoenix Suns clinch first place in the NBA playoffs with a 111-90 win over the Miami Heat Wednesday evening. Booker finished with 23 points, nine assists and eight rebounds, while Phoenix also got 21 points from Mikal Bridges and 19 points and 10 rebounds from Deandre Ayton. JaVale McGee added a season-high 11 points and 15 rebounds from the bench.

Football-UEFA opens disciplinary proceedings against PSG president

UEFA have opened disciplinary proceedings against Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al Khelaifi and sporting director Leonardo after the 3-1 Champions League loss to Real Madrid on Wednesday. Spanish media reported that Al Khelaifi entered the match referee’s dressing room screaming after the game, an incident recorded by a Real Madrid employee with a mobile phone.

(With agency contributions.)

Tennis-Djokovic marks Monte Carlo Masters as his next tournament

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Novak Djokovic will kick off preparations for his French Open title defense next month at the ATP Masters clay-court event in Monte Carlo, the Serbian has stated on his website.

The 20-time Grand Slam winner was unable to defend his Australian Open title in January after being kicked out of the country amid an outcry after initially being admitted to the tournament despite not has not been vaccinated against the coronavirus. The 34-year-old will also miss this month’s ATP 1000 tournaments in Indian Wells and Miami, unable to enter the United States without proof of vaccination.

“Novak will open his 2022 clay-court season in Monte Carlo, where he won the Masters 1000 title twice, in 2013 and 2015,” reads a post on his website. Monaco, where Djokovic resides, allows international travelers with proof of recovery from COVID-19 within the past six months. Djokovic said he tested positive for the virus for the second time in December.

The Monte Carlo Masters from April 10-17 will be the second tournament of the 2022 season for Djokovic, who lost in the quarter-finals of the ATP 500 in Dubai last month. France eased its COVID-19 restrictions this month, with vaccine passports no longer mandatory from March 14, opening the door for Djokovic to defend his Roland Garros title. The major is expected to start in May.

Djokovic is currently ranked world number two after losing his world number one status to Russian Daniil Medvedev last week.

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Baseball ball! MLB and players reach agreement to end lockdown

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Major League Baseball (MLB) and its locked out players reached agreement Thursday on a labor agreement that ends the second-longest work stoppage in the game’s history. MLB has locked out the players -out last December and had already canceled the first two weeks of the 2022 season, which was due to start on March 31.

“I’m so thrilled to be able to say that Major League Baseball is back and we’re going to play 162 games,” MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said, opening a press conference with an apology to fans. “I know the last few months have been difficult. There (was) a lot of uncertainty at a time when there is a lot of uncertainty in the world,” he said.

Team owners voted to ratify the deal hours after the players approved the new five-year labor pact. According to a report on the MLB website, the pact is expected to include increased minimum wages, a new pre-arbitration bonus pool to reward top young players and increased competitive balance tax thresholds.

Spring training camps will open on Sunday and a full 162-game regular season will begin on April 7. The final vote from the sub-executive committee and the 30-player representative was 26-12 in favor of the new collective bargaining agreement, ESPN reported.

‘OLIVE BRANCH’ While the deal paves the way for the return of the American pastime, bitter acrimony persists between the two sides.

The league locked out players in December, a move Players’ Association executive director Tony Clark last week called the “ultimate economic weapon” against athletes. Commissioner Manfred defended the move on Thursday, calling it the “most effective way” to reach a new deal without losing games when a deal was not in place when the previous pact expired. But he acknowledged there was work to be done to repair the league’s relationship with his talents on the pitch.

“One of the things I’m supposed to do is promote a good relationship with our players. I tried to do that. I think I didn’t succeed in that,” he said. He said the league compromised on its proposed 14-team playoffs and made other concessions to MLB players.

“I believe – I hope – the players will see the effort we’ve made to address their concerns in this deal as an olive branch,” Manfred said.

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