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18 Indian referees selected for FIFA international list for 2022

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No less than 18 Indian referees have been selected from FIFA’s international refereeing list for 2022, the Indian Football Federation announced on Thursday. The long list includes officials qualified to be referees and assistant referees, the Indian Football Association said in a statement posted on its website. List members are eligible to serve internationally and also have the right to wear a FIFA badge on their uniform for the year they are enlisted.

Selection for the annual list is made through nominations sent by FIFA member countries and officials are required to pass a fitness test.

Of the 18 Indians selected, four are women (two referees and two assistant referees) and 14 men (six referees and eight assistant referees). List of selected Indian officials: Male referees: Tejas Nagvenkar, Srikrishna Coimbatore Ramaswamy, Rowan Arumughan, Crystal John, Pranjal Banerjee, Venkatesh Ramachandran.

Assistant referees men: Sumanta Dutta, Antony Abraham, Tony Joseph Louis, Vairamuthu Parasuraman, Samar Pal, Kennedy Sapam, Arun Sasidharan Pillai, Asit Kumar Sarkar.

Female referees: Ranjita Devi Tekcham, Kanika Barman.

Women assistant referees: Uvena Fernandes, Riiohlang Dhar.

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Another sporting events lockout looms

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Is it only a matter of time before more and more sporting events – international, national and local – are postponed, canceled or spectators banned due to positive Covid cases and/or lockdown measures? stricter containment?

he now fears that is the case.

As we write these words on Tuesday afternoon it was learned that the annual Munster v Leinster St Stephen’s Day rugby clash – in the United Rugby Championship as it is now known – has been postponed because Leinster, who have had dealing with Covid positives in their team for about three weeks, reported additional cases in their camp this week.

The Heineken Champions Cup was already postponed last week, including Leinster’s game against Montpellier last week, and the feeling now is that there will be further disruption over the coming weeks. News that the ever-anticipated old Leinster v Munster game on December 26 is now canceled would certainly suggest so.

Football too, particularly games in England, has been riddled with multiple Covid cases across several teams, leading to a series of postponements, including more than half of last weekend’s Premier League matches.

Much closer to home, Na Gaeil had to play their recent intermediate county final without Jack Barry because of Covid protocols, and with the number of cases averaging four to six thousand each day, it would be naïve to think that the sport will not continue to be negatively affected for the next few weeks, and dare we say months.

If we thought or hoped we were out of the woods a few months ago in terms of curbing the virus and returning to some sort of normalcy, sadly we seem to be back among the weeds.

Whether one agrees or not – or even appreciates why it was done – the government’s decision to shut down hospitality and impose more restrictions has not, it must be believed, was taken lightly. If health experts and the political powers that be find it necessary or desirable to increasingly keep apart, then what are the chances that crowds will be allowed to gather at sporting events that last much longer? long time ?

And that assumes teams have the numbers to play with. Last weekend the Clanmaurice camogie team were starved of players for their All-Ireland semi-final against Athleague, with Covid the reason for some of the absenteeism, and the grim reality is that situations like this are likely to be more the rule than the exception for the next few weeks. Concerns are that ‘weeks’ could become ‘months’ and we end up with, at best, games and fixtures behind closed doors, and at worst, no sport taking place at all.

Kerry’s footballers and bowlers are in action in the McGrath Cup and Munster Hurling Cup a few weeks from now, and although they don’t usually draw huge crowds, there will be keen interest to see who and what kind team player Jack O’Connor turns up for his first game as a football manager.

There is also the question of the Munster IHC final from Kilmoyley, and a week later Austin Stacks, Na Gaeil and Gneeveguilla in their respective provincial football finals.

There are just over five weeks until the start of the National Football League, and just over six before Dublin arrives in Tralee where crowds of over 12,000 are expected to gather at Austin Stack Park. The odds of that happening right now? No more than fifty-fifty in our book.

Are we pessimistic? Not really, just read the tea leaves, see the numbers and be realistic.

We’re not going to get into the nitty gritty of vaccinations here, and whether or not people should get vaccinated or have the absolute right not to if they choose. But there are consequences of not being vaccinated, and as the Premier League in particular have seen, a low vaccination rate equates to an increase in the number of positive cases.

Of course, vaccination doesn’t stop transmission of the virus, and it looks like the Omicron variant is slippery as a premium rugby half. But as long as the number of positive cases remains relatively high and the curve does not flatten, sport – even one that generates millions of euros – will be considered the non-essential luxury that it is.

That’s not to say sport doesn’t support lives and livelihoods. Of course it is. Beneath the thin layer of millionaires at the pinnacle of professional sport, there is a huge community of people earning roughly a living wage – everyone from the stadium announcer to the program salesman to the taxi driver and the freelance journalist.

Once again, a year, almost two years later, we find ourselves on the brink of a shutdown from the sports and games we love. Needless to say, we desperately hope it doesn’t come to that. We hope that our brilliant athletes, whether professional, semi-professional, amateur or simply recreational, will continue to do what they love to do and what we love to see them do.

Meanwhile, all the time, everyone can try to do the right thing. Wash the legs. Wear the mask correctly. Get away from each other. Take care of yourself and look out for others.

It’s a fucking cliche at this point, and we’re all tired of it, but until we’re all safe, none of us are safe.

Sports News Summary: Olympics-NHL advises players will not be able to participate in the Beijing Winter Games; Soccer-Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham reach League Cup semi-finals and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

Olympics-NHL says players will not be able to compete in Beijing Winter Games

The National Hockey League will not send its players to compete in the men’s ice hockey tournament at the Beijing Winter Olympics due to concerns about COVID-19, Commissioner Gary Bettman said on Wednesday as the league entered. in a hiatus following an outbreak of the Omicron variant.

“Unfortunately, given the profound disruption to the NHL’s regular season schedule caused by recent COVID-related events – 50 games have already been postponed until December 23 – Olympic participation is no longer possible,” said Bettman in a statement.

Soccer-Chelsea, Liverpool and Tottenham reach League Cup semi-finals

A well-changed Chelsea side with three teenage starters beat Brentford 2-0 on Wednesday to reach the League Cup semi-finals where they face London rivals Tottenham Hotspur. An own goal 10 minutes from Pontus Jansson’s time broke the deadlock in Brentford before a penalty from Jorginho sealed victory for Thomas Tuchel’s COVID team.

NBA summary: Shai Gilgeous-Alexander triple-double lifts Thunder

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander’s second career triple-double – 27 points, 12 assists and 11 rebounds – led the Oklahoma City Thunder host to a 108-94 victory over the Denver Nuggets on Wednesday. The Thunder have won three straight games, while the Nuggets have won three of their previous four games.

Football-Barcelona agree to sign Torres from Man City: BBC

Barcelona have reached a deal to sign Spain striker Ferran Torres from Premier League champions Manchester City for around € 55m ($ 62m), several British media have reported. Sky Sports and the BBC have both announced that Barca will pay City an additional € 10million for the 21-year-old Spain international.

Beijing Olympics organizers ‘regret’ withdrawal of NHL player

Beijing Olympics organizers expressed “regret” on Thursday after the National Hockey League said it would not allow its players to compete in the Winter Games due to the disruption in the league’s schedule. by the COVID-19 pandemic. Wednesday’s decision by the North American League, which agreed four months ago to let players travel to Beijing, means the Games will not see some of the best-known athletes face off in the Chinese capital of 4 to February 20.

China Expects COVID Cases Due to Games Arrivals, Reports Omicron Risk

Organizers of the Beijing Winter Olympics said Thursday they expected a “number” of COVID-19 cases in China due to foreigners arriving for the Games, and urged participants get vaccinated due to the spread of the Omicron variant. Officials also sought to allay concerns over participants’ health care caused by COVID as well as an accident last month during a luge training session at the Beijing site in which a Polish slider took suffered a serious injury to his leg.

Forensic pathologist: Vincent Jackson died of chronic alcohol consumption

Former NFL wide receiver Vincent Jackson died in February due to chronic alcohol use, the Hillsborough County, Florida, medical examiner said on Wednesday. The medical examiner ruled the death “natural”. Jackson, who was 38, was found dead in a hotel room in Brandon, Florida.

NBA Imposes COVID Recall on Media and Staff of Closest Players

Media and other in-person league staff working near teams and players on game day are under a new mandate from the NBA to receive the COVID-19 reminder by January 5. In a note to NBA executives and the League of Governors Board of Directors, Senior Vice President for Player Matters, David Weiss outlined the updated protocol. It applies to all non-player personnel eligible to receive a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as directed by the Centers for Disease Control.

Nets-Trail Blazers and Raptors-Bulls matches postponed due to player shortage

The Toronto Raptors game against the Chicago Bulls on Wednesday and the Brooklyn Nets game against the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday have been postponed due to a shortage of players on visiting teams, the NBA said amid a rush. increase in COVID-19 cases. The NBA said on its website that the Nets had 10 players in health and safety protocols on Tuesday, with key players Kevin Durant, James Harden and Kyrie Irving among those on the roster.

Chinese ski simulator chain creates a buzz in winter sports

The announcement in 2015 that Beijing had won the 2022 Winter Olympics sparked an idea in the mind of Shanghai entrepreneur Ye Kai. This was achieved in 2018 when he opened a store focused on an indoor alpine simulator, essentially an oversized treadmill for training snowboarders and skiers. By teaming up with Austrian and Italian partners, he hoped to attract Chinese city dwellers looking for a taste of the slopes.

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Dutch bowler Shane Snater extends contract with Essex until 2023

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Dutch bowler Shane Snater has signed a new two-year contract with Essex County Cricket Club (ECCC), extending his stay with the team until 2023. After his first class debut in Essex against Worcestershire in April, Snater won 31 wickets in the county championship. at an average of 16.48.

“It was a special season for me after taking my place in the first team and I feel I was able to reward the faith shown with wickets and important runs with the bat,” Snater said in a statement according to the site. Essex Cricket Web. . “I can’t wait to see what the next two years have in store for me with both Essex and the Netherlands. I hope I can continue to play my role for the team so that we can strive to reclaim the county championship title and experience more white ball success, ”he added.

Snater played two ODIs and 13 T20Is for the Netherlands. He made his debut in August 2018 against Nepal and played his first T20I game in October 2019 against Bermuda. Essex head coach Anthony McGrath said: “Shane had to be patient for his opportunity with the amount of talent we have in our squad but he should be proud of the season he has had in an Essex jersey.

“We have always known the skills he could bring to the team and, although he missed part of the Royal London Cup with an injury, he has been one of our most consistent players. throughout the season, “he added. (ANI)

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Which sports games are the best holiday gift?

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If you’re looking to catch one of the biggest sports games this holiday season, there really are three favorites in FIFA 22, NBA 2K22, and Madden 22.

Even with all of them on sale until Christmas, you might only want to bite into one of these three to fill your playtime in the New Year.

FIFA 22 vs NBA 2K22 vs Madden 22: What is the best sports game as a holiday gift?

One of the biggest factors in which of these you decide to get won’t actually be the games themselves, but rather the console gamers who will be using them.

For PS5 and Xbox Series X | S gamers, the world is your oyster and all titles will be available in their truest and fullest forms.

Sadly, the same can’t be said, as current generation gamers on PS4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch will want to avoid NBA 2K22.

Despite being a solid installment, the title lacks huge features like The City and is severely hampered when not playing the next gen version.

THE CITY: Don’t get excited for the new mode if you’re on the current generation

If you are on Nintendo Switch, you better spend your money on one of their styled local sports titles like Mario Tennis Aces or Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.

For Nintendo Switch gamers who insist on a more traditional sports experience, you’d better get last year’s NBA 2K21 or FIFA 21 for much less, as this year’s Switch installments just aren’t worth their price. .

The real gem for PC gamers would be Football Manager 2022, but among the big three sports titles it’s FIFA 22 that takes a slight edge on PC over NBA 2K22 and Madden 22.

When it comes to players on Xbox One or PS4, you will still be missing some next-gen features, but Madden 22 and FIFA 22 are stronger on the current gen than the lower current-gen NBA 2K22 alongside the same title on PS5. and Xbox Series X | S.

If you’re still undecided after factoring in your favorite sport and your console’s influence on the game that stands out, let’s take a look at what makes each title shine this year.

FIFA 22 vs NBA 2K22 vs Madden 22: what did they do better?

While we’ve touched on its struggles on the current gen, NBA 2K22 has taken a big step forward for the series this year on the next gen.

The City, a huge online-only career mode that makes basketball appear to have been ported into a GTA-style RPG, is the star of NBA 2K22.

Madden 22 has struggled in many areas this year, but Franchise Mode at least makes the right choices since adding an improved scouting system.

THE NFL PROJECT: Franchising and Boy Scouting are Madden’s strong points this year

There are still more Franchise updates to come in the next few months, but even with some clear improvements that could be made down the line, Franchise is where Madden 22 shines the most.

Finally, FIFA 22 has made the biggest strides forward in actual base gameplay this year, with our FIFA 22 review emphasizing that this is “real football rather than another arcade-style simulation.” .

When the dust cleared, here are the ratings our reviewers gave these three sports game behemoths (for their ideal Next Gen builds):

Ten of the best sports games on Xbox

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In our very first “either” entry, we have FIFA 22 and Football Manager 22. In both cases, most know exactly what they’re getting. FIFA 22 is a football simulation that brings unrivaled realism to the pitch (sorry, not sorry, eFootball 22). This year not much has changed in career, FIFA Ultimate Team, pro clubs or player careers beyond cosmetic changes. However, a slower pace of play, the realistic look of the animations, insane value for money, and a very sticky gameplay loop really helped make this one of the best entries in years. Since launch, the microtransaction popup rate has become more noticeable in Ultimate Team, so keep an eye out for that. However, it’s perfect for a bit of on-field soccer fun that looks better than ever on Xbox Series X.

FIFA 22 Xbox Series X | S

Play FIFA 22, get a Next Generation Player Item *.
Powered by Football ™, EA SPORTS ™ FIFA 22 on Xbox Series X | S advances the game with revolutionary next-generation HyperMotion technology that elevates every moment on the pitch.

Meanwhile, Football Manager 2022 doesn’t care about your little graphics or what you understand. No, these are raw numbers and menus. It’s as cheesy as Red Bull Leipzig’s scouting department, as deep as the Chelsea squad and as layered as a Pep Guardiola tactical plan. You take on the role of manager in any club in the football pyramid and start shaping it in your image. Getting signatures can be a hassle, developing a plan of attack on the pitch can take all night, and reorganizing your staff and rotation of roster in the club is a really back-breaking business. But, you better believe this is the shine of football for football purists. Come in, son.

Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition

Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition

Football Manager 2022 Xbox Edition returns after last season’s successful campaign, letting you speed through the seasons while competing for the biggest prizes in the game while maintaining the quality and finesse of the full simulation experience.
New features, game upgrades and license updates will be unveiled in early October on our social media. Follow each other to stay ahead of the game.
Xbox FM22 harnesses the power of Microsoft’s Play Anywhere technology, allowing you to seamlessly transfer your progress between your Windows 10 PC and any Xbox console using the same Xbox Live profile.
Description of the game
• Manage in the biggest nations and leagues in the world, offering unforgettable moments to the fans of your club.
• Let your behind-the-scenes team fuel your recruiting by signing global superstars and identifying tomorrow’s wonders around which you can build a dynasty.
• The world’s most popular play styles and formations are just a click away, so you can get started fast and pick up speed through the seasons.
• Savor the Matchday action, time your big tactical calls to perfection while achieving crucial wins. You can also simulate your progress and speed through your devices using the “Instant Result” option.

PCB will offer a 100pc purse, a stipend for young cricketers

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The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) announced on Wednesday that it will offer a 100% scholarship and a stipend of PKR 30,000 per month to young cricketers under the age of 11, 14, 16 and 19. The 67th Pakistan Cricket Board Governing Council (BoG) meeting was held in Karachi on Tuesday.

Through strategic partnerships, the PCB will award 100 contracts to the most outstanding and brilliant cricketers under the age of 11, 14, 16 and 19. Under this program, talented young cricketers will receive a stipend of PKR 30,000 per month and also earn a 100 percent scholarship, which will give them access to free education at a leading local educational institution. which, in turn, will help them grow into healthy individuals. The PCB will appoint highly qualified resident foreign coaches to the National High Performance Center. These coaches will work closely with 100 teenage cricketers to nurture, develop and prepare them for future events, including PSL U19, which is marked for October 2022. These coaches will also be available to assist and support the players. of elite and emerging cricket.

“In order to create a long-term sustainable process, it is essential that we continue to harness, stimulate and motivate the passion and talent of young people for cricket, while focusing on a bottom-up approach to participation and trying to bridge the wide divide between the tracks and the course of cricket in Pakistan, ”PCB Chairman Ramiz Raja said, according to the official PCB statement. “We believe that our Junior Contracts and Cricket Foundation initiatives will now play a decisive role in ensuring that the raw talents of Pakistan’s most remote and less privileged regions reach their full potential,” he added.

The BoG has approved the club review process for 3,822 clubs, which participated in the first registration of cricket clubs, in 90 cricket associations in the city during the first half of 2022. The club review process will be available on the PCB company website under Documents / PCB Model Constitutions next week. In view of the fact that a long and demanding period of international cricket awaits the Pakistani men’s cricket team, an in-depth discussion on managing the player’s workload took place. The BoG asked the PCB leadership to explore options and come up with suggestions on how elite cricketers can conserve their energies for Pakistan by staying extremely fit, injury-free and cool.

The BoG appreciated the performance of the Pakistan National Men’s Cricket Team and felt they came close to meeting their fans’ expectations in the last quarter of 2021 with their courage, determination and positive attitude. . (ANI)

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UK advertising watchdog hits Arsenal football club for crypto tokens

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Britain’s publicity watchdog on Wednesday berated Arsenal football club on the website and Facebook ads of its ‘fan tokens,’ a type of cryptocurrency that has exploded in popularity this year. The Advertising Standards Agency https://www.asa.org.uk/rulings/arsenal-football-club-plc-a21-1121873-arsenal-football-club-plc.html said two announcements released by Arsenal in August were “Misleading” because they did not clearly state the risk of trading cryptocurrencies, possible tax implications, or that these tokens are not regulated in Britain.

He said the ads should not appear in the same form again. Fan Tokens allow supporters of various football and other sports clubs to vote on minor decisions such as the song played in matches after a goal has been scored or images used on social media.

Tokens, which can be traded on exchanges like other cryptocurrencies, are subject to sharp price swings and often have little to do with performance in the field. North London-based Arsenal ran promotions on their website and Facebook promoting the tokens, the ASA said, with details of how supporters could purchase the tokens through a separate cryptocurrency. The ASA said Arsenal’s ads were “irresponsible because they took advantage of the inexperience or gullibility of consumers and trivialized investment in crypto assets.”

An Arsenal spokesperson said he was seeking an independent review of the decision and would “make efforts to comply” with the watchdog’s directives. “We take our responsibilities in marketing to our fans very seriously,” said the spokesperson. “We have carefully reviewed communications to fans regarding our promotions and provided information regarding financial risks.”

Arsenal had told the ASA that fan tokens were designed to stimulate fan participation and were “materially different” from other cryptocurrencies used as a form of payment. It is one of a number of sports clubs that are using alternative sources of income to fight the pandemic, which consultancy firm Deloitte says has caused the revenues of Europe’s top 20 clubs to drop 12% over the course of of the last season.

Many fans and supporters’ associations have dismissed the tokens as offering only superficial participation which adds to the already rising costs of monitoring their teams. Others, however, say they appreciate a new way to engage with their teams.

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Coronavirus crackdown hits social and sporting events – The Royal Gazette

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Updated: December 21, 2021 at 5:53 PM

Ernest Peets, Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports (file photo)

Group sizes allowed under large group exemptions have been reduced and additional restrictions have been placed on events already approved due to an increase in coronavirus infections.

At a press conference this afternoon on Covid, Ernest Peets, the Minister of Youth, Culture and Sports, said approvals for large groups would be limited to groups of 100 for events in outdoor or 50 for indoor events starting Thursday.

Events which are a mix of indoor and outdoor will be limited to 50 people.

Dr Peets said: “This will apply to all future applications for now.

“Previously approved events can continue with their approved numbers, although we recommend that event organizers keep group sizes as small as possible. “

He added that the exemptions approved earlier should follow the curfew and that events should end in time to allow people to return home before the curfew begins.

Dr Peets warned that people who attended big events – even those approved before the crackdown – should provide a clear antigen test taken that day in addition to a valid SafeKey.

“For sporting events, this means spectators have to produce both a SafeKey and an antigen test.

“For the sport group, made up of athletes and officials, the return-to-play testing framework will remain in effect as a requirement to train and compete.”

Dr Peets added, “The ministry recognizes that some large group events were approved before announcing these protocols. We are very aware of the impact they can have on the organizers.

“However, these precautions are essential to ensure the safety of all of us, and antigen testing enables hosts and participants to practice personal responsibility and social solidarity to keep events safe.”

He said the government takes action when it receives reports from the public that an event did not follow SafeKey’s guidelines.

“I can assure you that the enforcement team, when notified of any shortcomings related to the proper implementation of SafeKey, these situations are addressed immediately.

“But of course we need the public to be aware of what is required and, when there are situations where it is not implemented properly, we are properly informed so that we can take the necessary action. . “

Dr Peets said the Covid-19 pandemic had severely affected cultural and sporting events over the past two years and that it was “disheartening” to have to impose further restrictions.

“My ministry fully appreciates the health and social benefits of sport and culture and their importance.

“Nonetheless, we have to balance this with the country’s need to ensure the security of all.”

More information on guidelines and conditions for large groups, including SafeKey requirements and guidelines for number of participants, is available online at www.gov.bm.

Sports News Roundup: Chelsea disappointed with team exhaustion but ready for the challenge; South Africa focused on winning over India despite issues off the pitch and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

Cricket-South Africa focused on winning over India despite problems off the pitch

Test captain Dean Elgar has said he will not let allegations of racist behavior exposed at Cricket in South Africa in recent months become an excuse for failure as his team prepare to host India in a series of three matches starting on Sunday. Cricket manager Graeme Smith, who denies the allegations, and national team coach Mark Boucher were among a number of ASC employees implicated in “tentative findings” made by the mediator for the social justice and nation-building over alleged past discrimination.

Soccer-Chelsea disappointed by an exhausted team but ready to take up the challenge – Tuchel

Chelsea must “find solutions” on the pitch despite not having a full squad, manager Thomas Tuchel said on Tuesday, as the London side face the busy end-of-year game period in short multiple players due to injury or COVID-19. Chelsea had just four outfielders on the bench for the goalless draw with Wolverhampton Wanderers in the Premier League on Sunday after seven of their team tested positive for the coronavirus.

Football-AC Milan striker Ibrahimovic injured for Empoli – Pioli game

AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic is the latest club player to be sent off with injury, Stefano Pioli said on Tuesday, as the Rossoneri look to end a recent winless streak against Empoli before the winter break . The Rossoneri have lost important figures like Simon Kjaer, Ante Rebic, Olivier Giroud, Rafael Leao and Davide Calabria to injury in recent weeks, and the absences have coincided with a drop in form.

Tennis-Bencic tests positive for COVID-19 after Abu Dhabi event, shows “severe symptoms”

Olympic tennis champion Belinda Bencic tested positive for COVID-19 after her trip to Abu Dhabi and is showing “severe symptoms,” she said on Tuesday, a day after Rafa Nadal announced he also had tested positive. Both players had traveled to Abu Dhabi to participate in the Mubadala Tennis World Championship exhibition event last week. Nadal also said he was having “unpleasant times” after testing positive upon his return to Spain.

Alpine Skiing-Shiffrin wins the 72nd Courchevel Giant Slalom World Cup

American Mikaela Shiffrin crushed the opposition in Tuesday’s giant slalom in Courchevel, France to claim her 72nd Alpine Skiing World Cup victory. The 26-year-old was in a league of her own in the first round at the French resort and kept things under control in the second to secure her third World Cup victory this season and the second in a giant slalom .

Football-PSG must change tactics with Mbappe and Neymar unavailable – Pochettino

Paris St Germain will look to end the year on a high when they face Lorient in the last game of the year, but must change their tactics with Neymar still injured and Kylian Mbappe suspended, manager Mauricio Pochettino said on Tuesday. PSG lead the standings with 45 points while Lorient, threatened with relegation, is 19th before the final match before a short winter break.

Swimming Canada’s MacNeil sets world short course record in 50m backstroke

Canada’s Maggie MacNeil set a world short course record in the women’s 50-meter backstroke to win gold at the world championships in Abu Dhabi. MacNeil, who won gold in the 100m butterfly at the Tokyo Olympics, clocked 25.27 to reduce Kira Toussaint’s mark by 0.33 seconds on Monday.

Racing-Latifi speaks out after death threats following Abu Dhabi crash

Canada’s Nicholas Latifi spoke out on Tuesday after receiving death threats and online abuse following a crash at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix on December 12 which led to Red Bull’s Max Verstappen to claim the title Formula 1 and Lewis Hamilton to miss. The Williams driver pulled out the safety car late in the race, with a procedural change giving Verstappen the opportunity to overtake Mercedes’ Hamilton on the final lap.

Soccer-Spurs may appeal UEFA decision after Europa Conference League exit – Conte

Tottenham Hotspur could appeal UEFA’s decision to eliminate them from the Europa Conference League and are confident they will overturn the verdict, manager Antonio Conte said on Tuesday. Spurs were eliminated from the competition on Monday after European football’s governing body decided they must forgo their last group game against Rennes, which was called off due to a COVID-19 outbreak at the club Londoner.

Football- ‘Absurd’ playing twice in four days given COVID, says Liverpool’s Lijnders

Liverpool deputy manager Pepijn Lijnders said on Tuesday it was “absurd” for Liverpool to have to play two games in four days given the number of COVID-19 cases and injuries at the club. The Anfield side drew 2-2 with Tottenham Hotspur in the league on Sunday and will face Leicester City at home on Wednesday in the League Cup quarter-final.

(With contributions from agencies.)

Embrace that sportsmanship with Winter Sports Games – 4K Edition on Xbox

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Ahead of the Beijing Winter Olympics in February 2022 (yes, it’s sort of almost February 2022!), the Joindots team is celebrating this oft-overlooked Olympic occasion with Winter Sports Games – 4K Edition.

Now available on Xbox Series X|S and Xbox One (PlayStation players will have to wait until December 22 for this one), Winter Sports Games – 4K Edition may not let you play all of the events commonly seen at the Olympic Games. winter, but the six selected are true classics.

First up we have downhill skiing, which will see you accelerate and brake carefully to ensure a safe but fast descent down the slope, in the hopes of seeing you strike gold. Next up is the equally adrenaline-pumping luge, which involves some serious button swipes to see you hit the top speeds around the chicanes on the track. Third, and a favorite whenever the Winter Olympics are held, is ski jumping where, well, you jump really far on skis!

Complementing alpine skiing is its more refined cousin, giant slalom, as tight turns are required to clear each checkpoint on the way to the finish. Likewise, if you feel a little lonely on the Luge, the Bobsled is another event available on Winter Sports Games – 4K Edition. Finally, and of course, you can’t forget the real big sport – curling!

With five difficulty levels to work through, the object of the game here is to win gold in each sport. Or, of course, you can battle against 3 others in local multiplayer, to be the best in the house.

Winter Sports Games – 4K Edition is available now on Xbox Series X|S (fully optimized) and Xbox One for £24.99 – find it on the Xbox Store, with a release on PlayStation on December 22. And if that’s just not enough sports action for you, Joindots has also released Summer Sports Games – 4K Edition back in September.

See you soon on the slopes!

Description of the game:

Head to the snow! It doesn’t matter whether you prefer skiing, bobsledding or tobogganing on the ice rink, or relaxing by sliding the stones on the ice while curling – there is certainly something for everyone here. There are six exciting disciplines to win tournaments and complete challenges. You can play alone or with up to four players on the couch – and all without getting a runny nose after the competition!

Aberdeen says limiting crowds at sporting events over the festive period will cost them £500,000

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Aberdeen says limiting crowds at sporting events over the festive period will cost them £500,000



































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Less than one percent of scheduled sporting events in Russia canceled this year — Minister – Sport

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MOSCOW, December 21. /TASS/. Less than one percent of all scheduled sporting events in Russia have been canceled in 2021 due to the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic, Russian Sports Minister Oleg Matytsin said on Tuesday.

“The number of canceled tournaments in 2021 is less than one percent,” Matytsin said. “Last year, this figure was around 50%”

Many sports tournaments have been canceled in Russia in 2020 as a preventive measure against the spread of COVID-19. Russia has canceled championships in cross-country skiing, fencing, judo and many other sports.

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In late December 2019, Chinese officials notified the World Health Organization (WHO) of a previously unknown pneumonia outbreak in the central Chinese city of Wuhan. Since then, cases of the new coronavirus – named COVID-19 by the WHO – have been reported in all corners of the world, including in Russia.

On March 11, 2020, the WHO declared the coronavirus outbreak a pandemic. According to the latest statistics, more than 275,882,650 people have been infected worldwide and more than 5,379,560 deaths have been reported. Moreover, so far more than 247,611,280 people have recovered from the disease across the world.

Michael Hogan to retire after Glamorgan’s Year of Testimony in 2022

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Glamorgan County Cricket Club (GCCC) cricketer Michael Hogan has announced he will retire from the game after his year of testimony in 2022. According to Glamorgan, the veteran Australian player initially got a testimony at the club in 2020, but he has been postponed twice. due to the current COVID-19 pandemic.

Glamorgan Cricket has said that since arriving from Australia in 2012, Hogan has been the mainstay of the club’s bowling attack. “I am extremely grateful to the club for postponing my testimonial and allowing me to hold it next year. It has been a tough few years on and off the pitch, but winning the Royal London Cup made it worth it. barely, “Hogan said in a statement. according to the Glamorgan Cricket website.

“The atmosphere at Trent Bridge was truly amazing and the support we received and the scenes at the end will always live with me. I would like to thank the club and our members for being so incredibly welcoming to me and my family during the course. the last ten years, “he added. Hogan has made 248 appearances for Welsh County in all formats, scalping 589 wickets and earlier this year he became just the 22nd Glamorgan pitcher to take over 400 first-class wickets for the club.

In 2017, he won the best career First Class game numbers of 10/87 against Kent in Canterbury. Hogan was named Glamorgan Player of the Year in 2013 and 2014 and received his Glamorgan cap in 2013. He was also named the club’s skipper in 2018 and led the County Championship that year with 45 wickets. (ANI)

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ATK Mohun Bagan appoints Juan Ferrando as head coach

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Indian Super League (ISL) club ATK Mohun Bagan confirmed Juan Ferrando’s appointment as head coach on Monday. This development comes as Antonio Habbas was sacked from ATK head coach Mohun Bagan after some disappointing results.

“THE NEW ERA BEGINS! Welcome ATK Mohun Bagan, Juan Ferrando,” tweeted ATK Mohun Bagan hilt. Earlier, Ferrando, the head coach of FC Goa, had resigned from his post, the club confirmed in a press release on Monday.

Assistant coach Clifford Miranda will take charge of the interim first team. “We are very disappointed to lose Juan. His decision to leave the club was rather unexpected and came as a surprise, especially at this point in the season, where we are in the middle of the season,” said the director of football, Ravi Puskur. said according to the ISL website.

“We are particularly disappointed that we were kept in the dark until yesterday morning, when he expressed his desire to leave the club. However, once he declared his position and the release clause was activated, we found ourselves with little alternative. I wish Juan the best for his future, “he added. ATK Mohun Bagan are currently in seventh position on the points table with eight points from six matches. (ANI)

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ISL: Juan Ferrando to step down as FC Goa head coach

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Juan Ferrando, FC Goa’s head coach, has resigned from his post, the club confirmed in a press release on Monday. Assistant coach Clifford Miranda will take charge of the interim first team.

“We are very disappointed to lose Juan. His decision to leave the club was rather unexpected and came as a surprise, especially at this point in the season, where we are in the middle of the season,” said the director of football, Ravi Puskur. said according to the ISL website. “We are particularly disappointed that we were kept in the dark until yesterday morning, when he expressed his desire to leave the club. However, once he declared his position and the release clause was activated, we found ourselves with little alternative. I wish Juan the best for his future, “he added.

Ferrando, in his only full season with FC Goa in the 2020-21 Indian Super League (ISL) campaign has guided the Gaurs to the semi-finals. He also led the club on their first and historic continental trip to the AFC Champions League, where FC Goa finished third in group E. Ferrando led FC Goa for 28 matches in ISL where he was supervised nine wins, 16 draws and just six losses.

The Gaurs have played attractive football under the Spaniard and have been to some of the most exciting matches in ISL. FC Goa are currently in eighth place in the table with two wins, one draw and three losses.

Miranda’s first game in charge will see them face Odisha FC at Tilak Maidan Stadium on Friday. (ANI)

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Major sporting events canceled, postponed due to rising COVID-19 cases – 101 ESPN

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(NEW YORK) – With an increase in COVID-19 cases across the country alongside the spread of the new omicron variant, several major events this week have been postponed or canceled.

New York and Washington, DC on Friday and Wednesday, respectively, reported the most COVID-19 cases in a single day, breaking their pandemic records.

The NBA announced Sunday that it has postponed five upcoming games “due to players and staff entering NBA health and safety protocols.”

The postponed games include three on Sunday, the Denver Nuggets at the Brooklyn Nets, the Cleveland Cavaliers at the Atlanta Hawks and the New Orleans Pelicans at the Philadelphia 76ers. Monday’s game between the Orlando Magic and Toronto Raptors as well as Tuesday’s game between the Washington Wizards and Brooklyn Nets have also been postponed.

The NFL postponed three games Friday, including moving Saturday’s game between the Cleveland Browns and Las Vegas Raiders to Monday at 5 p.m. ET.

All members of the organization who have recently tested positive have been vaccinated, according to a statement from Cleveland Browns senior vice president of communications Peter John-Baptiste.

Sunday’s games between the Washington Football Team and the Philadelphia Eagles and between the Los Angeles Rams and the Seattle Seahawks have been rescheduled for Tuesday.

In a statement, the NFL said it made these schedule changes “based on medical advice” after “seeing a novel, highly transmissible form of the virus.”

This trend is also seen in other sports, as the NHL announced earlier that it was rescheduling all Colorado Avalanche and Florida Panthers games until at least Christmas weekend in the middle of an outbreak of COVID-19.

The organization highlighted the increase in positive cases over the past two days and the continued spread of COVID-19 as a concern.

The Calgary Flames, who have already had six games postponed, will not play until Dec. 23.

On Saturday, the NHL also announced that Boston Bruins and Nashville Predators games will be postponed until at least Dec. 26 due to rising COVID-19 cases. The move impacts four Bruins games and three Predators games.

Additionally, Saturday night’s Toronto-Vancouver game and Sunday’s Arizona-Vancouver and Toronto-Seattle games were postponed after “a number” of Toronto and Vancouver players signed up for COVID-19 protocols at the past two days, the league said.

On Sunday, the NHL announced that all games between American and Canadian teams scheduled for December 20-23 will be postponed and rescheduled.

Several college basketball games this weekend have also been called off, including No. 18 Tennessee vs. Memphis, Iona vs. No. 16 Seton Hall, No. 4 UCLA vs. North Carolina, No. 23 Colorado State vs. Tulsa and No. 15 Ohio State vs. No. 21 Kentucky. No. 2 Duke actually saw two games canceled after trying to schedule matchups against Cleveland State and then Loyola (Maryland), but each fell through due to virus concerns. Seton Hall, enjoying one of its best seasons in decades, already lost its conference opener to rival St. John’s on Monday also due to a shortage of healthy players.

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BBL: Sydney Thunder rope in Pakistan, leader Muhammad Hasnain

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Big Bash League (BBL) franchise Sydney Thunder announced the signing of Pakistani point guard Muhammad Hasnain on Monday. Hasnain joins a Thunder team that already includes rhythm bowlers Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Saqib Mahmood, Chris Tremain, Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu and Brendan Doggett.

According to Thunder’s Ben Cutting, who played alongside the youngster in Quetta, Hasnain is certain to “rush” a lot of BBL hitters – if the opportunity presents itself. “He plays fast; easily 150 km / h. He’s a lovely young boy, and his home team are keen on him learning the game and also come here and play fast,” Cutting said on the site. Sydney Thunder Web. .

“Muhammad is going to love bowling in Australia. We have faster pitches and bigger boundaries – conditions which are much more conducive to bowling fast than in Pakistan,” he added. In 2019, Hasnain declared his arrival as a future star in 2019 when, at just 19, he entered the sport’s record books as the youngest bowler to score a hat-trick in a T20I match.

The Sydney Thunder have won two of the four current BBL games and will then meet the Sydney Sixers on December 26. (ANI)

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Assam Cricket Association will focus on infrastructure development: Officials

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The Assam Cricket Association (ACA) is focused on developing grassroots infrastructure rather than hosting international matches as flagship events, its officials said on Sunday.

He is also ensuring transparency in all his financial transactions after charges of embezzlement against the state’s apex cricket body under his former regime, they added.

Addressing a press conference at the end of its general meeting here, ACA President Romen Dutta said: “We have taken a number of decisions to strengthen cricket’s infrastructure as well as to increase our membership count. ” The State Cricket Academy and the club to reconnect with our former players, employees and technical staff were also given during the meeting, ” he added.

Elaborating on the decisions, ACA Secretary Devajit Saikia said: “We plan to develop a cricket infrastructure at the local level and address shortages at all levels.” Matches are events, but our goal is to strengthen our own base and produce top notch players, ” he said.

Saikia added that the state would get their next big international game in October based on the BCCI’s game allocation rotation system, although it could also be as early as next March that Guwahati will get their next international game.

He further said the ACA was not too keen on hosting international matches due to the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, as these are often canceled at the last moment or must be played in front of empty stands.

Among the key decisions made at Sunday’s meeting was granting the affiliation to Majuli, making them the ninth team to play under the ACA, Saikia said.

The constitution of the State Cricket Academy was also passed and a committee, led by former player Rajinder Singh, was formed to move it forward, he said.

The academy will look after the professional training needs of cricketers as well as professionals associated with the sport in the state.

A residential facility accommodating 50 people as part of the academy is also being considered, the ACA secretary added.

The final form of the ’91 Yards’ club, through which the ACA will reconnect and bring together former cricketers, staff and state technical experts, was also approved at the meeting, he said. he declares.

The ACA has already started several tournaments at the club and district level. We will be hosting a college level and an office league early next year, ” he added.

When asked if any suspected financial anomalies within ACA during the tenure of the previous executive committee were in the general meeting, Saikia said: “ There was no discussion on this matter on Sunday. . We discussed it to the point in our last executive on August 28. ‘ACA handed over their report to the police and they have already started to act,’ ‘he said.

Former ACA secretary Pradip Buragohain was arrested on Wednesday on allegations of embezzlement during his term from 2016 to 2019 and is currently in police custody.

Saikia further claimed that a transparent accounting mechanism has been put in place, including requiring the ACA to upload details of any transaction over one lakh to its website.

“We make sure that the accounts are neat to the best of our ability and if anyone finds any wrongdoing, we ask them to bring it to our attention,” he added.

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Major sporting events in Houston: December 20-26, 2021

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Texans kick off Boxing Day with game against Chargers | Photo: Zach Tarrant; courtesy of the Houston Texans

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 20 through Sunday, December 26, 2021.

This week, the sporting action in the city is rather light with the holidays hitting the weekends.

Still, if you need to scratch the itch and find a moment, there’s some exciting college basketball as well as a Texans clash against a burgeoning Chargers team.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 3 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Texas A & M-Corpus Christi at Fertitta Center | Tuesday, December 21 – Heading into this game, the women’s basketball team are on a three-game winning streak and will be looking to extend it to the Corpus Christi Islanders. Tickets range from $ 10 to $ 25. 1 p.m.
  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Texas State Bobcats at Fertitta Center | Wednesday 22 December – After a largely successful November to start the year, the nationally ranked Coogs will face the Bobcats in their final game before facing off against Conference opponents for the remainder of the season. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 50, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs. Los Angeles Chargers at NRG Stadium | Sunday 26 December –2020 Rookie of the Year quarterback Justin Herbert is just one of many roster highlights for this up-and-coming Chargers team looking to end the season strong against the Texans. Tickets range from $ 34 to over $ 250, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Midday.

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Football-Former Brazilian striker Ronaldo buys Cruzeiro in second division

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Retired Real Madrid and Brazil striker Ronaldo has bought a controlling stake in his former club Cruzeiro, the bank advising on the purchase said on Saturday. Ronaldo, who played for Cruzeiro as a teenager in the early 1990s before becoming one of the most successful center forward in football history, struck the deal with help from Bank of Brazilian investment XP.

The deal, which was carried out through Ronaldo’s Tara Sports company and is still subject to what the bank called “a series of conditions,” sees the 45-year-old investing 400 million reais (70 million dollars) at the Belo Horizonte club, who spent two years in the Brazilian second division. “I am so happy to have completed this transaction,” he said in a quote on the O Globo website, adding that he wanted to “give back to Cruzeiro and take them to where they deserve to be”.

This is the second foray into the direction of the former PSV Eindhoven, Inter Milan, AC Milan, Barcelona and Corinthians forward. Ronaldo bought a 51% stake in Spanish club Real Valladolid in 2018. Neither he nor Cruzeiro provided meaningful details, but XP said in a statement “that he is seeking to help the Brazilian football industry. to professionalize, to capitalize and to open up new opportunities “.

Ronaldo posted a blue heart and a fox – Cruzeiro’s mascot – on Twitter, and a club spokesperson confirmed the deal. The club have also told their fans they are “phenomenal”, in apparent reference to Ronaldo’s nickname as a player, “Ronaldo Fenomeno”.

The deal comes months after Brazil’s Congress approved a law allowing football clubs, historically owned by fans and closed to outside investors, to become businesses. “This is the first step in a relevant new front for the investment banking market in Brazil, the land of football,” said José Berenguer, CEO of Banco XP.

“I have no doubt that this is a transformation in the history of Brazilian sport. We will have stronger clubs, with a capacity for global investment. Brazilian football will never be the same again. ” ($ 1 = 5.6959 reais)

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Sber and NMG create joint venture to broadcast sporting events – Business & Economy

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MOSCOW, December 19. /TASS/. Sberentertainment Group and the National Media Group (NMG) holding company have established a joint venture named Telesport Group, which will acquire the rights to broadcast the biggest international sports events on the territory of Russia, Sberentertainment’s press service told TASS.

“Sberentertainment’s share in the registered capital of the new company amounts to 80%. NMG will hold 20%. It is planned that the company will directly acquire the rights to the largest international sporting events for broadcasting on Russian territory”, said the press. said the service.

The joint venture will be led by Telesport founder and owner Petr Makarenko and his team will join the company. “The transition from the Telesport team to the created joint venture will help maximize the effects of the opportunities and experience of all parties,” Makarenko told TASS.

Sporting events in Telesport’s portfolio are the 2022 and 2024 Olympics, the 2026 FIFA World Cup, UEFA Cups, Mixed Martial Arts tournaments and other events.

“We will be able, in partnership with NMG, to simultaneously satisfy the public’s interest in sports in the digital environment and in the traditional TV viewing format,” said Sberentertainment’s press service. The National Media Group also believes that world-class sporting events will be better presented in the Russian market in partnership with Sberentertainment.

NFL-League postpones three games due to COVID-19

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The National Football League has postponed games for the first time in any season due to COVID-19 outbreaks that have necessitated the postponement of three upcoming competitions from the weekend to early next week, announced on Friday. the league.

The Cleveland Browns, who were scheduled to face the Las Vegas Raiders in a Week 15 meeting on Saturday, will now host the game on Monday, the NFL said in a press release. The Seattle Seahawks-Los Angeles Rams and Washington Football Team-Philadelphia Eagles games that were originally scheduled for Sunday will now take place on Tuesday.

The move by the NFL, which has discussed the measures with the NFL Players Association, comes as the highly contagious Omicron variant threatens to escalate an already alarming wave of COVID-19 cases in North America. “We have made these schedule changes based on medical advice and after discussion with the NFLPA, as we are seeing a new, highly transmissible form of the virus this week, resulting in a substantial increase in cases in the league,” said the NFL in a statement. Release.

Cleveland, which is one game away from first place in the AFC North Division, placed around 20 players, including their two quarterbacks, on the reserve / COVID-19 roster this week. Former Super Bowl MVP Von Miller was one of nine Rams added to the reserve / COVID-19 roster on Thursday, according to the NFL website, with a total of 25 franchise players. on the list.

Washington quarterback Taylor Heinicke was placed on the roster on Friday amid reports the team now has more than 20 players on the roster.

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Soccer-Man City’s Guardiola tests negative for COVID-19 – reports

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Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has tested negative for COVID-19, British media reported, after an inconclusive test earlier Friday prompted the club to cancel their pre-match press conference.

Guardiola had traveled to Barcelona earlier this week to attend Sergio Aguero’s press conference when the former City forward announced his retirement https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/barcelona-striker- aguero-announces-retirement-due-heart- condition-2021-12-15 from football due to heart disease. Saturday’s game at St James’ Park between league leaders City and 19th Newcastle United is one of five games played this weekend after several games were postponed https://www.reuters.com / lifestyle / sports / brentfords-frank- calls-premier-league-break-covid-cases-rise-2021-12-16 due to outbreaks of COVID-19 at various clubs.

“It’s not easy to go to Newcastle and get a result so we will need the whole team and I hope we are strong enough to get the points,” Guardiola said on the website of City. “Newcastle are a very tough opponent. People will talk about our place in the table or where we are in the table, but when you go to Newcastle you know what kind of game to expect.

“Now they have a new manager in Eddie (Howe) and we know how good a manager he is. They had a tough start to the season but they’re a good team with good players and a top manager.” Guardiola added that everyone was in good shape and available for the trip except for Spain striker Ferran Torres, whose foot injury is expected to keep him out until the New Year.

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Rose from Soccer-Dortmund demands instant improvement against Hertha

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Borussia Dortmund coach Marco Rose has told his players they need to improve for Saturday’s game at Hertha Berlin, their last of the year, to turn a decent first half of the season into a better one. Dortmund’s 3-0 win on Wednesday against Greuther Fuerth kept them in second place, six points behind leaders Bayern Munich.

Rose, however, criticized his team for what he said was their poor overall performance. The Bundesliga enters a three-week winter break after the weekend games and resumes on January 7.

“We have to do it differently (than against Fuerth),” Rose said at an online press conference Friday. “Otherwise it will be difficult to get anything out of this game in Berlin. We have to improve, be cleaner and not complicate our lives, especially when we have possession.”

“With the ball we made too many mistakes against Fuerth, easy mistakes and we had too little push towards goal.” Dortmund’s victory over Fuerth was their first in three league games. Hertha are in poorer form and firmly engaged in a relegation battle, in 14th place and only one point away from the relegation playoff spot.

Despite the arrival of coach Tayfun Korkut at the end of November to replace Pal Dardai, the Berliners have yet to achieve just one victory in their last seven league games. “But they can trip us up,” Rose said. “They have a lot of quality in the team, a lot of individual quality.”

“We played a decent first half and we can improve it a bit with success (Saturday) and that has to be our goal,” said Rose.

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New NPHET recommendations would have a huge impact on sporting events this Christmas

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New recommendations from the National Public Health Emergency Team would have a huge impact on sporting events over the Christmas period if implemented by the government.

NPHET recommended that from Monday, sports gatherings be among the events that should not take place after 5 p.m. and that capacity be reduced to 50%, or 5,000 people, for outdoor fixtures.

Munster and Leinster are currently set to face off on St. Stephen’s Day at 7.35pm, with Ulster facing Connacht no earlier than 5.15pm, but different public health advice applies in the North. Other inter-provincial games are expected to take place on New Year’s Day.

Meanwhile, in horse racing, the Leopardstown Christmas Festival is due to take place from December 26-29, with 6,000 tickets sold for each of the first three days of the meeting.

The Cabinet is expected to meet later on Friday to discuss the latest advice from NPHET.

Speaking on RTE Radio 1’s Morning Ireland, Minister for Transport, Environment, Climate and Communications Eamon Ryan said crowds “should be smaller” at sporting events during the winter season. holidays.

He commented: “It presents huge difficulties. If you watch the Leinster rugby team yesterday, they must be disgusted with the decision of having to forfeit their game (against Montpellier).

“It’s the same thing I know for organizers like Leopardstown and Fairyhouse. I would like the events to still happen and yes the crowds will have to be smaller based on good health advice.”

Minister Ryan added: “We can, and I think we still should, hopefully have all football games and races, but they will and should be smaller crowds. Yes, I think it will feature real difficulties for the organizers, but I think it’s something we’re going to have to ask them what they can do.

“And better to still have the events, in my mind, so I can watch them on TV as well for everyone at home rather than canceling them. I think that’s a better approach.”

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State proposals would require national anthem at professional sports games – CBS Miami

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TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/NSF) — The state Senate and House will consider a proposal that would require Florida professional sports teams receiving government assistance to play the U.S. national anthem before every home game.

Sen. Joe Gruters, R-Sarasota, filed a measure Thursday (SB 1298) that would prohibit government agencies from entering into deals with professional teams without written verification that the anthem would be played.

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The proposal, similar to a measure (HB 499) filed Nov. 4 by Rep. Tommy Gregory, R-Sarasota, seeks to ensure the anthem would be played before events such as preseason, regular-season professional baseball and post-season, basketball. , hockey, soccer and football games. In addition, the requirement would apply to NASCAR and IndyCar events held at venues with at least 75,000 permanent seats and to Professional Golfers’ Association events.

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Failure to play the anthem could result in teams or venues having to repay any government money they received.

The proposal mirrors a Texas law, dubbed the Star Spangled Banner Protection Act, that went into effect in September. The Texas law came after Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban quietly decided in November 2020 to stop playing the anthem before his team’s home games.

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New California rules for concerts, sports games and other big events

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California state officials announced new rules this week requiring those who cannot show proof of a full COVID-19 vaccination to get tested closer to the time of the event. they want to enter a concert, stadium or other large venue.

the new rules, which came into effect on Wednesday, requires unvaccinated attendees to the event to be tested within the day if they undergo an antigen test, or within two days for a PCR test, before attempting to enter a large room.

This replaces a previous requirement that unvaccinated participants had to be tested at least 72 hours before an event.

California Health and Human Services Secretary Dr. Mark Ghaly announced the change on Monday, saying the update seemed appropriate given that tests are now more widely available, than turnaround times for results are faster than before and that there are more transmissible variants of the virus. circulated.

The rules apply to “mega events,” which the state defines as events that draw crowds of more than 1,000 attendees indoors and more than 10,000 people outdoors.

For mega indoor events like sporting events, concerts and conventions, verification of full vaccination status or a negative test result prior to entry is required of all attendees.

For outdoor mega events such as music or food festivals, marathons and parades, verification of vaccination status or negative test result prior to entry is only strongly recommended, but not required at all the state.

In Los Angeles County, verification of vaccination status or search for a negative coronavirus test is required indoors and outdoors.

The count updated their health worker prescription to mirror that of the state, announcing that starting Friday, anyone attending indoor or outdoor mega-events who cannot provide proof of a full vaccination must present proof of a negative test taken in the day prior to entry if the test was an antigen test, or within the previous two days if it was a PCR or molecular test.

Children under 2 are exempt from the testing requirement at mega indoor events in LA County and statewide.

During LA County Outdoor Mega Events, children under 5 are exempt.

California’s new testing rules for events have been announced along with other changes, including a new statewide mask mandate for all indoor settings and a new recommendation that travelers who return or visit California get tested within three to five days of arrival.

Top 25 Best Sports Games for iPhone and iPad (iOS)

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1

New football star director

Editor: New Star Games

Available on: ios + Change + Board game

Kind: Simulation, Sport, Strategy

New Star Soccer here makes a side jump into new territory. This time around you are responsible for running an entire soccer club, not just one player, resulting in an even deeper and more gripping casual simulation of the beautiful game.

2

Pocket pool

Editor: Zach Gage

Available on: ios

Kind: Sports

Pocket pool

Pocket-Run Pool is as much a brilliant puzzle as it is a brilliant sports game. This is because of the extreme freedoms he takes with the rules of billiards, including an ingenious rotary score multiplier system.

3

Football Manager 2022 Mobile

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Football Manager 2022 Mobile

An authentic and faithful version of Football Manager right here on our iPads. Football Manager 2022 Mobile is one of the most complete handheld games of any genre.

4

New football star

Developer: New Star Games

Editor: New Star Games

Available on: ios + Android + Playstation vita

Kind: Sports

New football star

If you’ve never really gotten along with classic mobile soccer games, New Star Soccer shows there’s another way. It’s a real native mobile soccer game, and it’s awesome.

5

Touch table tennis

Developer: Yakuto

Editor: Yakuto

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Simulation, Sport

Touch table tennis

Table Tennis Touch has it all – smooth graphics, great ball physics, and a quick control system that just might lead to blisters. It’s worth it.

6

Big mountain adventure

Editor: Toppluva

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Big mountain adventure

An exquisite roaming ski and snowboard game that lets you slice serenely across a beautiful range of peaks and slopes.

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Golf blitz

Editor: Noodlecake Studios

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Multiplayer, Sports

Golf blitz

The maker of Stickman Golf takes these proven arcade golf mechanics and turns them into an online multiplayer game. It is a delicacy of madness.

8

Golf impact

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Golf impact

Balancing the attributes of arcade golf with more advanced mechanics and a nice competitive edge, Golf Impact is a well-balanced PvP package.

9

Touchgrind BMX 2

Editor: Illusion laboratories

Available on: ios

Touchgrind BMX 2

Touchgrind BMX 2 takes a decidedly mobile-centric approach to the extreme sports genre. You drag and slide your two fingers across the screen to initiate spins and flips, making it an addicting sports game.

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Super Stickman Golf 3

Editor: Noodle games

Available on: ios + Android + Apple Arcade

Super Stickman Golf 3

Okay, so Super Stickman Golf 3 is closer to crazy golf than real golf. But is there a better game than putting a bullet in a hole on the App Store? Probably not.

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Pixel Pro Golf

Available on: ios

Kind: Sports

Pixel Pro Golf

A brilliant golf game with retro accents that eschews tedious realism without sacrificing depth.

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Bottom of 9

Editor: Handelabra Games

Available on: ios + Android + To smoke

Kind: Card / Board Game, RPG, Sports

Bottom of 9

Playing a game of baseball with dice rolls may seem like the driest, boring game ever, but Bottom of the 9th is nothing like that thanks to a simplified set of rules and a charming presentation.

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Skate town

Editor: Snowman

Available on: ios + Apple Arcade

Kind: Sports

Skate town

A relaxed skating simulator with a side perspective and tons of tricks and flips to perform with a simple swipe control system. This being an Apple Arcade game, it is as smooth as anything.

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Retro bowl

Developer: New Star Games

Editor: New Star Games

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Retro bowl

Retro Bowl is essentially New Star American Football, offering a familiar mix of light management and phase-based touch-based mini-games on match day.

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What is golf?

Available on: ios + Apple Arcade

Kind: Sports

What is golf?

What The Golf is a game of golf in the broadest sense of the word. Or maybe it’s the ultimate golf game. This is, after all, a game where the identity of the ball, club and hole differ considerably from hole to hole.

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Sonic at the Olympic Games – Tokyo 2020

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Sonic at the Olympic Games - Tokyo 2020

Regardless of the fact that it was designed for an Olympics that never happened (thank you COVID) – Sonic at the Olympics is a nice collection of sports mini-games.

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Dinkigolf

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Dinkigolf

Can we take another wacky casual golf game on mobile? When it’s as good as Dinkigolf you better believe we can. With a pleasantly goofy edge and sprawling, twisted levels, it’s a lot of fun.

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Motorball

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Multiplayer, Sports

Motorball

Essentially Rocket League on your phone, Motorball shifts to a simple top-down perspective and narrows things down to condensed, more greedy 1v1 showdowns.

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Clap Hanz Golf

Available on: ios + Apple Arcade

Kind: Sports

Clap Hanz Golf

For all intents and purposes, Clap Hanz Golf is the legendary Everybody’s Golf series coming to iOS. However, this isn’t a lazy port or half-baked mobile spin-off, but rather a full 3D golf game with a redesigned touchscreen control system.

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Ski Mount Yeti

Editor: Featherweight games

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Arcade games, Sports

Ski Mount Yeti

This deeply silly casual game kind of nails down the pace and momentum of downhill skiing with a simple touch and swipe control system.

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Football Charrua

Editor: Batovi Games Studio

Available on: ios + Apple Arcade

Kind: Sports

Football Charrua

This Apple Arcade effort comes from the brands of Pixel Cup Soccer, and while it doesn’t have the same pixel art charm, it’s hard to resist its 3D arcade soccer action.

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Forwards

Editor: Colin Lane

Available on: ios

Kind: Casual

Forwards

Another gem of Colin Lane. Like Wrassling and Dunkers, Touchdowners only superficially resemble their host sport, but trying to get the ball into the end zone is such a treat nonetheless.

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Flick Kick Football

Developer: PikPok

Available on: ios + Android

Kind: Sports

Flick Kick Football

The original and, in our opinion, still the best bullet glitter on the App Store. PikPok’s swiping mechanics are perfect, and the base game’s growing challenge never gets old.

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tennis champions

Available on: ios

Kind: Sports

tennis champions

Returning to a time when simplistic 16-bit graphics obscured sports games of deceptively deep depth, Tennis Champs: Returns is much trickier and involves more of a tennis simulation than it initially looks.

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NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition

Available on: ios + Apple Arcade

Kind: Sports

NBA 2K21 Arcade Edition

This Apple Arcade-exclusive version of the best-selling basketball game features top-notch visuals, the latest NBA roster of the 2020-2021 season, online multiplayer, and enhanced controller support. It is the best basketball game on mobile.

Soccer-Perth Glory matches postponed after positive COVID-19 test

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The remaining Perth Glory A-League team matches for 2021 have been postponed to early 2022 after a player tested positive for COVID-19. The whole squad returned negative tests on December 11, with the anonymous player testing positive shortly after the team arrived in Brisbane on Wednesday ahead of their league game against Brisbane Roar.

“The scheduled Round 5 game between Brisbane Roar and Perth Glory and the scheduled Round 6 game between Adelaide United and Perth Glory have been postponed until early 2022,” the club said in a statement https://perthglory.com. at / news / a-leagues-report-glory-mens-matches-for-remain-of-2021 on their website. Glory owner Tony Sage said the club are investigating how the player caught the virus.

“We were in Adelaide for a while,” Sage told Perth 6PR radio station https://www.6pr.com.au/the-players-are-really-distraught-glory-players-face- christmas-in-qld-quarantine-after-positive-case. “The players were separated in the hotel, we were able to practice. It is very difficult to find. Unless it came from one of the hotel employees or someone who ate at the hotel. hotel.”

There have been several cases of A-League players testing positive for COVID-19 in recent weeks, with Sydney FC https://www.reuters.com/article/health-coronavirus-soccer-australia-idUKL4N2SS1I1, Western United and Newcastle Jets reported cases in December.

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Tim Tector to lead Ireland to U19 World Cup

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An Irish men’s team of 15 players has been nominated for the upcoming ICC Under-19 World Cup to be held in the Caribbean in January next year. Tim Tector will once again be the team’s captain – he is Tector’s third brother to captain his country in this event with Jack (Bangladesh 2016) and Harry (New Zealand 2018) leading the last two Irish teams to participate in the Under-19 Men’s World Cup. Chopped off.

According to Cricket Ireland, Ryan Eagleson, who was the head coach of the qualifying tournament, served as Ireland’s interim national men’s bowling coach. Wolves’ current performance director and head coach Peter Johnston replaces Eagleson.

“The importance of competing at the Under-19 World Cups cannot be understated for emerging cricketers. So many of today’s cricket superstars have cut their teeth at such tournaments – that’s as a dress rehearsal for the main event, and is seen as a key experience for players looking to step onto the senior international stage, ”said Johnston, Ireland Under-19 head coach, according to the website of Cricket Ireland. “In Ireland’s last appearance at the Under-19 World Cup in New Zealand in 2018, we won three of our six matches, including a memorable 4-point victory over Afghanistan.

“From that team, Neil Rock, Harry Tector and Josh Little made their senior international debuts, while Graham Kennedy, JJ Garth and Aaron Cawley played for the Ireland Wolves,” he added. The West Indies will host the 14th edition of the ICC Men’s Under-19 World Cup for the first time. The tournament will see 16 teams travel to the Caribbean to play 48 matches from January 14 to February 5 in four host countries.

Ireland Men’s Under-19 Team: Tim Tector (captain) (YMCA), Diarmuid Burke (Malahide), Joshua Cox (Paul Roos Gymnasium), Jack Dickson (Instonians), Liam Doherty (St. Andrew’s School), Jamie Forbes (YMCA), Daniel Forkin (Merrion), Matthew Humphreys (Lisburn), Philippe le Roux (Railway Union), Scott Macbeth (St. Johnston), Nathan McGuire (Rush), Muzamil Sherzad (North Kildare), David Vincent (Clontarf ), Luke Whelan (North County), Reuben Wilson (YMCA). (ANI)

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Youth sports app GameChanger improves streaming quality with Mevo cameras

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Mixhalo makes noise and raises $ 24 million for its on-site application

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Audio streaming startup Mixhalo has raised a $ 24 million Series B funding round led by Fortress Investment Group. The Sacramento Kings, Buffalo Sabers and LAFC already use the Mixhalo app, which allows on-site fans to tune in to a TV show’s audio commentary through headphones while they watch games from their seats.

Mixhalo was co-founded by the husband-wife musical duo of Incubus guitarist Mike Einziger and violinist Ann Marie Simpson-Einziger. The Mixhalo app can wirelessly stream audio directly from an instrument’s soundboard so fans in any seat, including nosebleeds, can listen to audio through headphones while playing. ‘a concert or sporting event. Mixhalo believes its sound quality is better than what you would hear from your old-fashioned seat.

“Public address systems should always send audio data over the air to your ear. Once sound leaves a speaker, it immediately begins to degrade. Mixhalo ensures that you see and hear every moment, the second it happens, with perfect clarity, ”the company wrote on its website.

The technology has previously been used at Staples Center (soon to be renamed Crypto.com Arena) in Los Angeles, the Red Rocks Amphitheater in Colorado, and the Sting concerts at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. Other partner artists include Aerosmith, Metallica and Charlie Puth.

During a series of recent Sting shows at Caesars Palace, Mixhalo gifted fans with noise-isolating headphones that didn’t completely cut off the live atmosphere of the venue.

They block out external noise while simultaneously delivering studio-quality sound directly to your ears. You’ll still feel the vibe of the bass and drums, and we’re mixing just the right amount of crowd noise so that the experience of being at a live show isn’t wasted, ”Mixhalo said.

Other investors in Mixhalo’s B-Series cycle include speaker maker L-Acoustics, Sapphire Sport, Foundry Group and Defy Partners Management. Lead investor Fortress Investment Group was founded by former Spotify music director Nick Holmstén. He also owns TSX Entertainment, which will use Mixhalo in its TSX Broadway entertainment building under construction in Times Square.

Premier League confirms new COVID-19 security measures for fans

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Following the introduction of the English government’s ‘Autumn and Winter Plan B’, the Premier League on Wednesday confirmed requirements for all fans attending Premier League matches. As of Wednesday, all people aged 18 and over who attend Premier League matches must complete a COVID status self-declaration through their club’s website before match day.

This simple online process requires fans to confirm they have a valid NHS COVID pass or negative NHS COVID test within the previous 48 hours. Supporters should be prepared to show their NHS COVID pass or proof of a negative NHS COVID test upon arrival at the stadium.

Checks will take place on all Premier League grounds. Fans risk being refused entry if they are unable to show their NHS COVID Pass or proof of a negative NHS COVID test result in the previous 48 hours, ideally as close to daylight as possible Match. Fans must also wear a face cover when in indoor stadiums and when traveling to matches by public transport. Although it is not mandatory in the stadium bowl, supporters are encouraged to wear face coverings in crowded areas and in the stands to protect themselves and those around them.

Fans are also urged not to attend matches if they are exhibiting COVID-like symptoms or if there is a risk of transmitting COVID-19. Premier League chief executive Richard Masters said in a statement: “We are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of the fans and the open pitches at full capacity. The safety of everyone remains our priority and from the start of the season. season, we are working closely with our clubs, government and local public health authorities to prepare supporters and stadium operations for the introduction of COVID certification. “

“It is really important that fans take the time to understand what is expected of them when they attend Premier League stadiums, which is why we are asking fans to report their COVID status before a match day. want everyone to enjoy games in safe environments and we and our clubs will continue to urge fans to do everything possible and follow public health advice, “he added. (ANI)

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Online Sports Games Market

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The research report on the online sports games market is a detailed documentation of the important parameters that are expected to remain relevant in this business area for the anticipated duration of the study. Additionally, the documents make notable contributions in terms of the impact of COVID-19 on industry growth. A conclusive analysis of the various drivers, constraints and opportunities that shape the business space also covers a huge part of the study. In addition, it also discusses the regional landscape as well as the competitive terrain of the online sports games market.

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NASCAR champion Larson among many in conflict with F1 arrival

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NASCAR champion Kyle Larson’s first Formula 1 race was the season finale and he’s as conflicted as anyone about the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ending.

Max Verstappen passed Lewis Hamilton in the last lap on Sunday to win the title, but the turmoil continued: a late crash wiped out an almost 12-second lead in Hamilton, Verstappen stopped under the yellow for new tires and the race resumed with one lap remaining. He passed Hamilton on the fifth corner in a NASCAR style shootout.

“The racing fan in me was like, ‘Dude, I wish there was a warning and this thing can get exciting at the end and produce some drama,’ Larson told The Associated Press. ” And then It happened. Then I was like, ‘Well, I don’t know if that was particularly fair.’ Hamilton led 51 of the 58 laps and the race had been a bit of a mess after F1’s spectacular season. The seven-time champion seemed so in control that Larson and his squad had already headed for the exits when the yellow came out. flew with five laps They watched the finish on display screens around the Yas Marina circuit and on their phones.

Mercedes filed two complaints on behalf of Hamilton after the finish, both of which were dismissed. Mercedes took the case to the International Court of Appeal.

“Looks like they bent the rules a bit to get a green finish, and it looks like that was their main focus,” Larson said. “I don’t know F1 well enough, but it doesn’t look like they did it to help Max or anything like that. But they made it exciting. Larson and Verstappen have shared similarities during their time. seasons in that both have won 10 races, a series record, both led the most laps and both won their first championships after late warnings and pit stops for tires. November, Larson needed a late warning at Phoenix Raceway to get back into the race and his team Hendrick Motorsports made his fastest pit stop of the season to get him back on track in the lead. Larson led the races. Last 28 laps for victory.

Larson has since been feted at NASCAR’s season-ending championship celebration, ran eight gravel races – he won three – then traveled to the Middle East to represent NASCAR, Hendrick Motorsports and HendrickCars.com , the online sales arm that sponsored him this year. when he returned from a suspension of almost a season for using a racial slur. HendrickCars.com has since signed a full-season sponsorship deal until 2023 for Larson, which has also been extended at Hendrick for two years.

In Abu Dhabi, Larson met Fernando Alonso even before entering the gate, then Sergio Perez as soon as he entered the paddock. Alpine reserve driver Daniil Kvyat, who attended his first NASCAR race the week before the Cup Series championship in Virginia, immediately recognized Larson.

“I want to participate in the NASCAR race! Kyvat told him.

Funny, Larson was wondering how he could get into Formula 1. And when Nikita Mazepin tested positive ahead of Sunday’s race for COVID-19 and Haas only fielded one car, Larson told the Haas boss Guenther Steiner “I should have brought my helmet”. Steiner picked up his phone: “Look how fast I can make things happen,” he joked.

Alas, Larson is like almost every other American racing driver in that he doesn’t have the super FIA license needed to compete in F1 and doesn’t know how to get one.

Larson was surprised when IndyCar driver Pato O’Ward recognized him and knew about his NASCAR season, then took the time to drive Larson around the track in a McLaren 720S. The papaya orange McLaren howled on the 3.2 mile circuit on Sunday.

“It’s a lot different from riding in a passenger seat. You just feel like you’re slung all the time, ”Larson said. “I was never able to concentrate on the track or understand what the corners were like. I wish I could have done three or five consecutive laps and I would have been more comfortable in the passenger seat. He did a great job. If I had been in the driver’s seat and it was the passenger seat, I would have tried just as hard to slide the car all over the place. He also regretted not having had more time to speak with O’Ward, who was an IndyCar Championship contender last season and completed his first test in a Formula 1 car on Tuesday.

“I wanted to spend time with him because I wanted to ask him what is his path? He’s an IndyCar driver, how will he get to Formula 1? Larson said. “He accompanies me and I am curious:” Is that part of his path? I just wanted to learn his story. Larson has said he would love to attend his next F1 race as a fan – not a NASCAR champion with a VIP pass – to enjoy the atmosphere of a grand prix weekend. During her vacation which lasts until Friday, her usual experiences with the guys have been limited to tourist-type things all over Dubai.

Larson visited the Burj Khalifa skyscraper, the Dubai Mall, was planning a trip to Expo 2020, and took a desert excursion to ride a camel, sandboard and watch a fire show. Now is the perfect time to be the NASCAR champion, even though the desert ride through the dunes didn’t go so well with the current best driver on earth.

“I definitely didn’t like the dunes,” said Larson. “I got really sick. Well, not really sick, but very nauseous sitting in the third row. More of that for me.

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Tennis-Berrettini supports mandatory COVID-19 vaccines at Australian Open

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Italy’s world number seven Matteo Berrettini has supported the decision to make COVID-19 vaccinations mandatory for players at next month’s Australian Open. In November, tournament chief Craig Tiley said all players participating in the first Grand Slam event of 2022 were to be fully vaccinated, after months of negotiations between Tennis Australia and the Victoria state government.

“I was vaccinated and from that point on things got better. I think the Australian government’s request makes sense, “Berrettini told Italy’s Sportface website on Monday. The measure cast doubt on Serbian Novak Djokovic’s participation in the tournament, as the world number one has yet to disclose his status. vaccine.

But Berrettini backed the move, having had to quarantine himself for two weeks at a hotel ahead of last year’s Australian Open. “Last year we tried something difficult. I wouldn’t wish anyone two weeks in quarantine like we did in 2021, “he said.

“For me, getting the vaccine is the right thing to do to get the world going. The 25-year-old had to withdraw from the ATP final last month due to injury, but has confirmed he will return for the season-opening ATP Cup in Sydney and the Open from Australia to Melbourne.

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Sporting events on air on Tuesday, December 14 | Sports

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6 p.m.: Southeast Louisiana at Louisville (ACC)

7 p.m.: NC A&T at East Tennessee State, Miami, Ohio at Clemson (ESPN+)

7 p.m.: UNCG at Towson (FloHoops.com)

7 p.m.: Furman in North Carolina (ESPN2)

7 p.m.: VMI at Wake Forest (Bally Sports Southeast, ACCNX)

7 p.m.: Northwestern State at LSU (SEC)

8 p.m.: SC State at Duke (ACC)

8 p.m.: UNC Asheville at Tenn.-Martin (ESPN+)

8:00 p.m.: Arizona State at Creighton (FS1)

8 p.m.: Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Minnesota (Big Ten)

9 p.m.: North Alabama at Auburn (SEC)

9 p.m.: Ark.-Pine Bluff in Texas (ESPNU)

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9 p.m.: Alabama at Memphis (ESPN)

7:30 p.m.: Golden State in New York (TNT)

10 p.m.: Phoenix to Portland (TNT)

7 p.m.: Vegas at Boston, Los Angeles at Tampa Bay, Ottawa at Florida, New Jersey at Philadelphia, Montreal at Pittsburgh (ESPN+)

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

8 p.m.: Calgary at Nashville, Buffalo at Winnipeg (ESPN+)

8:30 p.m.: St. Louis at Dallas (ESPN+)

9 p.m.: New York Rangers at Colorado (ESPN+, Hulu)

9 p.m.: Toronto at Edmonton (ESPN+)

10 p.m.: Columbus at Vancouver (ESPN+)

10:30 p.m.: Seattle at San Jose (ESPN+)

12:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, FC Bayern Munich at VfB Stuttgart (ESPN+)

2:30 p.m.: Bundesliga, VfL Bochum at Arminia Bielefeld, Hertha Berlin at 1. FSV Mainz 05, FC Cologne at VfL Wolfsburg (ESPN+)

2:30 p.m.: Premier, Manchester United at Brentford (Peacock)

2:45 p.m.: Premier, Aston Village at Norwich City (Peacock)

2:55 p.m .: Premier, Leeds United at Manchester City (NBC Sports, Peacock)

6 a.m.: ATP, Rio Classic, Maia Open (Tennis)

4 p.m.: ATP, Rio Classic (Tennis)

As COVID-19 cases rise again, major sporting events face another crisis

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The Manchester United player’s mural is displayed outside Old Trafford stadium, Manchester, England on September 9, 2021. /CFP

The Manchester United player’s mural is displayed outside Old Trafford stadium, Manchester, England on September 9, 2021. /CFP

The threat of mass postponements facing sporting events around the world intensified on Monday with the English Premier League and the American NFL and NBA among the main competitions affected by the new variant of the Omicron coronavirus.

In its latest report, the Premier League announced 42 new positive cases of COVID-19 among club players and staff over the past week, marking the highest figure recorded over a seven-day period since the start of the release of test results in May last year.

Manchester United, Tottenham, Leicester City, Aston Villa, Brighton and Norwich all have confirmed cases of coronavirus. The Premier League have no choice but to postpone United’s away game at Brentford on Tuesday night after the Red Devils were forced to shut down first-team operations at their Carrington training complex in due to a massive epidemic.

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo (C) in action during their Premier League clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road in Norwich, England on December 11, 2021. /CFP

Manchester United’s Cristiano Ronaldo (C) in action during their Premier League clash with Norwich City at Carrow Road in Norwich, England on December 11, 2021. /CFP

A statement from United on Monday evening read: “Given the cancellation of training and the disruption to the squad, and the health of players and staff being the priority, the Club have requested that the game be rearranged.

“The Premier League board has taken the decision to postpone based on the advice of medical advisers. Manchester United regret the inconvenience caused to Brentford FC and the fans of both clubs by COVID-19.”

Tottenham have already had their games against Rennes and Brighton postponed due to an outbreak of the virus in their squad, while in the league, Sheffield United’s game against QPR on Monday has also been called off.

Premier League clubs fear the rapid spread of the Omicron variant could force mass postponements, which would be a huge problem for organisers, especially ahead of the crowded Christmas schedule.

Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins (R) carries the ball as Los Angeles Rams’ Darious Williams defends during the first quarter of their NFL game at State Farm Stadium in Arizona, United States, December 13, 2021. / CFP

Arizona Cardinals’ DeAndre Hopkins (R) carries the ball as Los Angeles Rams’ Darious Williams defends during the first quarter of their NFL game at State Farm Stadium in Arizona, United States, December 13, 2021. / CFP

Elsewhere, the NFL also fell victim to COVID-19 as it reported 37 positive tests leaguewide on Monday, the most in one day since the pandemic began.

According to ESPN, Los Angeles Rams cornerback Jalen Ramsey and tight end Tyler Higbee were among dozens of players who returned positive test results, ruling them out of Monday’s crucial game against the Arizona Cardinals. .

Other players who have tested positive include Miami Dolphins running back Phillip Lindsay, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Cedrick Wilson and Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Josh Gordon.

Under NFL rules, unvaccinated people who test positive for COVID-19 must self-isolate for 10 days away from club facilities. Fully vaccinated individuals can return to team facilities once they have received two consecutive negative PCR tests taken at least 24 hours apart and have been asymptomatic for 48 hours.

Zach LaVine of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls dribbles down the court against the Miami Heat at the FTX Arena in Florida, U.S. on Dec. 11, 2021. /CFP

Zach LaVine of the NBA’s Chicago Bulls dribbles down the court against the Miami Heat at the FTX Arena in Florida, U.S. on Dec. 11, 2021. /CFP

Meanwhile, in the NBA, it was confirmed on Monday that the Chicago Bulls’ game against the Detroit Pistons on Tuesday and Thursday’s matchup with the Toronto Raptors had both been canceled due to COVID-19.

The league said in a statement that 10 Bulls players are currently unavailable after entering COVID-19 health and safety protocols, while “additional staff members” are also unavailable.

Last season the NBA postponed 31 games due to coronavirus, but Monday’s decision marks the first time games have been canceled this campaign.

Sports News Roundup: NFL-League rocked by COVID cases, booster mandates for staff; Golf-Woods is up close, Mickelson and Morikawa live up to the occasion and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

NFL-League rocked by COVID cases, warrants reminder for staff

The National Football League (NFL) sent a note to teams on Monday demanding that their staff members receive a vaccine booster amid a COVID-19 outbreak that has seen 36 players testing positive. The league said in a report on its website that of the 36 players placed on the reserve / COVID-19 roster, 25 were on active rosters and 11 on training teams, with at least 18 teams affected.

Golf-Woods is narrow, Mickelson and Morikawa are up to the task

Tiger Woods is no stranger to trials and tribulations and 2021 proved to be another test of his resolve after a serious car crash left the 15-time major in a wheelchair, facing doubts about his career. The 45-year-old, who won the last of his majors at the 2019 Masters following multiple back and knee surgeries as well as personal issues, was set to have his leg amputated after losing control and crashing in Los Angeles in February.

NFL-Las Vegas to host Super Bowl in 2024 – report

Las Vegas will host the Super Bowl in 2024 pending final approval from team owners this week, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on Monday. The NFL Championship decider was originally slated for New Orleans, but with the league adding a 17th regular season game from this year, the Super Bowl has reportedly been in conflict with the city’s annual Mardi Gras celebration. in 2024.

Auto Racing-Hamilton said the team on the radio race was “manipulated”

Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton said on his team radio: “It was handled”, after the Briton was passed by Max Verstappen in the final lap of the controversial Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which ended the season Sunday. The message was not broadcast on the Global TV stream but was audible on the seven-time champion Hamilton’s in-car channel on F1TV, multiple media reported.

Basketball-NBA postpones two Bulls games with 10 players in health protocol

Two Chicago Bulls games have been postponed after 10 additional players and staff were placed under National Basketball Association (NBA) health and safety protocols, the league said Monday. It was not immediately clear when the December 14 game against the visiting Detroit Pistons and the December 16 game against the Raptors in Toronto would be played.

Vintage cycle races light up 2021 in movement towards gender equality

This year’s cycling season saw the resurgence of vintage racing, led by Tour de France champion Tadej Pogacar, as the sport took some important steps towards gender equality. Pogacar threw caution to the wind in the Tour de France as he hammered his rivals in the Alps with a long-range attack on the eighth stage, reminiscent of the 1980s event, and remained in control for the rest of the race.

Sport-Athletes, teams and leagues facing abuse and intimidation

Painful revelations of abuse and misconduct rocked the world of sport in 2021 as athletes of all levels of competition across the world demanded greater accountability from coaches, coaches and the governing bodies that oversee them . A report released in October sent shock waves through the National Hockey League (NHL) after an investigation found the Chicago Blackhawks failed to act on Kyle Beach’s claims that the video coach Brad Aldrich had sexually assaulted him in the 2010 Stanley Cup playoffs.

NHL-Blackhawks scandal, Lightning repeat, Ovechkin 2021 headline

A sexual assault scandal involving the Chicago Blackhawks is perhaps what people remember most about the NHL from 2021, marking a year in which Alex Ovechkin continued to rewrite the record books and Tampa. Bay repeated his Stanley Cup title. An independent report released in October by a Chicago law firm said senior Blackhawks officials suppressed former Kyle Beach player’s allegations in 2010 against then-video coach Brad Aldrich to avoid to distract the team during their run to the playoffs.

Rugby-Warriors ask Chiefs fans not to wear Native American headdresses

The Glasgow Warriors called on Champions Cup opponent Exeter Chiefs fans to avoid wearing Native American headdresses and refrain from singing “Tomahawk Chop” on Saturday. The Chiefs logo features a Native American and some club fans who wear fake headdresses during games have been accused of cultural appropriation.

Football: Premier League recorded 42 positive cases of COVID-19 last week

The Premier League found a record 42 cases of COVID-19 among players and staff at various clubs over the past week, she said on Monday just hours after Manchester United’s game against Brentford was over. been in doubt due to an outbreak at the club. The 42 positive tests out of more than 3,800 people are more than the tally of the previous seven weeks combined and a top-flight record in England in a single week.

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Triathlon-World governing body sanctions Russia for doping offenses

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World Triathlon has imposed sanctions on the Russian Triathlon Federation (RTF) which will be in effect for one year due to a “significant number” of doping cases in the country, the governing body said in a statement https: / /triathlon.org/news / article / world_triathlon_sanctions_the_russian_triathlon_federation Monday.

As part of the sanctions, Russia will not be able to organize any world or European triathlon events before the end of 2022, and RTF officials will have to resign from the governing bodies of the events for a period of one year. RTF was also urged to reach an agreement with the Russian Anti-Doping Agency to test all athletes in the country, as well as to refund cash prizes previously awarded to Russian triathletes sanctioned for doping offenses.

In October, Russian triathlete Igor Polyanskiy became the first athlete to be formally disqualified from the Tokyo Olympics after being suspended for three years after testing positive for the banned substance EPO. Former European Championships silver medalist Alexander Bryukhankov was given an identical ban later in the month, while Vladimir Turbayevskiy was banned from competing in August for anomalies in his biological passport.

“World Triathlon is fully committed to the fight against all forms of doping in sport,” the governing body said on its website. “As unequivocal confirmation of its commitment to eradicate the use of prohibited substances and methods in triathlon, World Triathlon continues to devote time, effort, energy and a substantial budget to its anti-doping mission.”

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Africa: 2021 – a year when Rwanda has become the hub of sporting events in Africa

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DESPITE the inconvenience caused by Covid-19 across the globe, Rwanda in 2021 has positioned itself as one of Africa’s premier destinations for sporting events.

The country’s efforts to improve its sports facilities, coupled with a reputation for Covid-safe events, among other factors such as cleanliness and safety, have led it to attract major continental tournaments.

Times Sport brings you a summary of the 6 best sports competitions organized by the country.

The Basketball Africa League (BAL)

In May, history was made when Rwanda hosted the inaugural season of the BAL, an elite continental club championship affiliated with the United States National Basketball Association (NBA).

Held at the Kigali Arena, the competition saw the participation of 12 clubs from 12 different African countries.

As well as bringing in a number of celebrities like former NBA players Dikembe Mutombo and Joakim Noah, the showpiece was characterized by a number of unforgettable experiences including the stellar performances of the Patriots Basketball Club which brought them seen reaching the semi-finals.

Sports investors like Wesley Roberts Edens, NBA team co-owner Milwaukee Bucks, as well as politicians including Presidents Paul Kagame and Emmanuel Macron have also graced the tournament.

After two weeks of action, Zamalek Sporting Club of Egypt won the title after defeating US Monastir of Tunisia 76-63 in the final.

FIBA Afrobasket 2021

Rwanda also hosted the FIBA ​​Afrobasket 2021 tournament, a continental men’s basketball championship for African nations.

Considered the biggest basketball event for national teams in Africa, the competition started on August 24 at the Kigali Arena and ended on September 5.

It drew 16 teams, ranging from the usual powerhouses like Senegal and Tunisia, to smaller ones like Kenya and Rwanda.

Tunisia won the title and became the first team to win back-to-back Afrobasket titles since Angola in 2009.

African Men’s Volleyball Championship

Rwanda has become the first country in the East African region to host the African Men’s Volleyball Championship.

Tunisia defended their title in Kigali after beating Cameroon 3-1 in the final.

African Women’s Volleyball Championship

The continental volleyball championship in the women’s category was also held in Kigali in September.

Nine countries took part in the tournament: Nigeria, Kenya, Cameroon, Morocco, Senegal, Burundi, DR Congo, Tunisia and Rwanda.

Unfortunately, Rwanda were disqualified from the competition after being found guilty of fielding ineligible players.

The International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) has ruled that Rwanda will be banned from the competition and previous matches will be lost for flouting the rules.

FIBA Afrobasket Zone 5 Women Qualifiers

Rwanda also hosted the FIBA ​​Women’s Afrobasket Zone 5 qualifiers.

In the competition which took place in July, Kenya booked a ticket to the 2021 Women’s Afrobasket final after beating Egypt 99-83 in the final.

The Star of the Beach Volleyball World Tour 2

Also in July, Rwanda hosted the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) Beach Volleyball World Tour Star 2 in Rubavu district.

Teams from the United States won the titles in both the men’s and women’s categories.

Theo Brunner/Chaim Schalk triumphed on the men’s side, while Emily Day/Sara Hughes won the trophy on the women’s side.

Rwanda hosts 4 ICC qualifiers for Africa Cricket World Cup

Rwanda has been awarded the hosting rights for all four of the five African regional qualifying tournaments this year, including the African qualifier for the U-19 Men’s Cricket World Cup which took place from September 28 to October 7 and the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup African Qualifier held from November. 15-20.

The four tournaments cost ICC more than Rwf 900 million which, according to tournament coordinator Emmanuel Byiringiro, was spent on team accommodation, transport, regular covid-19 testing for players, delegates team and organizers, among others.

The Ugandan starlets have qualified for the 2022 ICC U-19 World Cup in the West Indies while the country’s senior squad have also secured a ticket to the ICC T20 World Cup global qualifiers scheduled for February next year after last weekend’s hard-fought win over Kenya by six wickets.

Besides securing qualification, the Ugandan team also pocketed $80,000.

Meanwhile, Rwanda have struggled to compete for a ticket to any of the three qualifying tournaments they have entered, despite hosting the majority of World Cup qualifiers, including the ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Africa Qualifier held in Namibia from September 7-20, U-19 African Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier and ICC Men’s T20 Sub-Regional World Cup Qualifier Group A , both held in Kigali.

Major sporting events in Houston: December 13-19, 2021

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The Santa Hustle 5K returns to Galveston | Photo: Taylor Greenwalt; courtesy of the Santa Hustle series

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 13 through Sunday, December 19, 2021.

This week, the vacation kicks off downtown and Galveston, and the Rockets shoot the Knicks and MMA fights arrive in southwest Houston.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 5 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Louisiana Ragin ‘Cajuns at Fertitta Center | Tuesday 14 December – The scorching Coogs team come out of a tough game against Alabama to face the University of Louisiana at Lafayette at home. $ 10.50 to $ 50. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks at Toyota Center | Thursday December 16 – The New York Knicks, led by Julius Randle and Kemba Walker, arrive in H-Town to face the Rockets. $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Christmas 12Ks at Sam Houston Park | Saturday, December 18 – The 9th year of the holiday running tradition begins at downtown Sam Houston Park for a Christmas-themed 12k and 6k competition. All participants will receive a timed race, as well as a finish medal and a stylish t-shirt. Registration is $ 40 for 6K; $ 50 for the 12K; $ 20 for the Kids K or the family walk. 7:30 am.
  • Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon at the San Luis Resort in Galveston | Sunday 19 December – Dress in your best outfit, don a Santa hat and beard, and get ready to join hundreds of other Saint Nicks for the annual holiday tradition in Galveston. All participants in the 5 km and half marathon will receive a zip-up hoodie, Santa hat, beard and a finishing medal upon crossing the line. Registration ranges from $ 49.99 for the 5K to $ 69.99 for the half marathon, with prices increasing for race day registration; $ 10 for the children’s dashboard. 8h.
  • Fury Fighting Championship 55 at the Arena theater | Sunday 19 December – The MMA organization is hosting another edition of its fighting competition, pitting flyweights and light fighters against each other in the octagon. $ 64 to over $ 100. 2:30 p.m.

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KC’s Next Play: Kansas City sporting events begin with the Chiefs

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The Chiefs issue a challenge to the AFC as the end of the regular season nears.

Winners of five straight games since the start of the season 3-4, the Chiefs have gone from the most curious idle train wreck in the NFL to a consistently flawed team that no one should be looking forward to playing.

Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill remain capable of destroying games on their own or in unison, and now the Chiefs’ defense is making life difficult for opponents.

Facing stiff competition from the AFC the rest of the way, including today’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders and Thursday night at the LA Chargers, Kansas City has its eye on the top seed of the conference.

Here’s a look at the Chiefs’ two games this week, plus other upcoming highlights for KC-area sports fans.

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AFC West in two stages

The Chiefs’ two games this week are against teammates in the AFC West division. And one of them offers a chance of redemption.

After hosting the Raiders (6-6) at Arrowhead Stadium today at noon, the Chiefs have a quick turnaround before taking on the Chargers (7-5) Thursday night at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles.

The Chiefs beat the Raiders pretty well in Las Vegas last month, winning 41-14. But that was the last time we really saw their offense buzz. Their wins since have been driven by their dominance over defense and special teams.

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Out of conference

The Kansas, Missouri and K-State men’s basketball teams are slowly closing in on conference games.

The Tigers host the Utah Utes at Mizzou Arena next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. On the same day, KU faces Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. in Lawrence.

Before either of those games happen, K-State gets a visit from Green Bay today. Tipping is at 4 p.m. at the Bramlage Coliseum.

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It’s bowl season

It will still be a while before the Kansas and Missouri State teams prepare for their respective bowls, but the college football playoffs begin Friday.

On the December 17 schedule are the Bahamas Bowl (Middle Tennessee vs. Toledo) and the Tailgreeter Cure Bowl (Northern Illinois vs. Coastal Carolina). And next Saturday is an even bigger day for bowl lovers.

No less than seven matches are on the program for December 18:

  • Boca Raton Bowl (Western Kentucky vs. Appalachian State)
  • Celebration Bowl (South Carolina State vs. Jackson State)
  • New Mexico Bowl (UTEP vs. Fresno State)
  • Independence Bowl (UAB vs. BYU)
  • LendingTree Bowl (Eastern Michigan vs. Liberty)
  • Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl (Utah State vs. Oregon State)
  • New Orleans Bowl (Louisiana vs. Marshall)

The Jimmy Kimmel bowl? Welcome, friends, to silly season football.

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The Kansas City Roos women’s basketball team plays a home game Tuesday noon this week against Santa Clara. KC Roos Athletics picture

Roo Up for Hoops for Women

The Kansas City Roos women’s basketball team entered the top of the Summit League standings this weekend with an 8-0 record. No conference games have yet been played, but the Roos have been scoring in the 80s and 90s lately.

They’re at Tennessee State today at 1 p.m., then they return to the Swinney Recreation Center to play an 11 a.m. game Tuesday against Santa Clara. The Roos are a torrid 5-0 home record so far this season.

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The Kansas City Mavericks play two home games this week, Friday and Saturday, against the Iowa Heartlanders. Photo by KC Mavericks

Mavs Military Appreciation

Military members are eligible for discounted tickets to two KC Mavericks hockey games at Cable Dahmer Arena in Independence this week.

The Mavs host the Iowa Heartlanders on Friday and Saturday. The team says $20 tickets for military personnel are available at the Cable Dahmer Arena box office.

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Olympic-NHL player body awaits details of Games’ COVID protocols

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The NHL Players Association is still awaiting information from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Beijing on the COVID-19 protocols that will be in place at the Olympic Winter Games next year, Executive Director Don said. Fehr. The National Hockey League agreed in September to allow a break in the 2021-22 regular season that would allow the best players in the world to compete in the Winter Games.

NHL players missed the last Olympics in South Korea in 2018 after the league failed to negotiate a similar season hiatus with the International Ice Hockey Federation. A Toronto Star article said the IOC released new information on the COVID-19 protocol to athletes that included a possible quarantine for up to five weeks if they test positive, prompting the NHL to seek clarification.

“We are waiting for a lot of information from the IOC and the Chinese. We still don’t know what the COVID situation will be as we get closer,” Fehr told ESPN on Saturday. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman told Friday’s Board of Governors meeting in Florida that players will ultimately decide whether they will participate in the Games, as concerns had not been “magnified” by COVID -19, according to the NHL website.

“There certainly haven’t been a lot of players who have gone public,” Fehr said. “But it’s fair to say that the more it expands where we don’t have concrete answers to what’s going on out there under an unfortunate circumstance, the more difficult it becomes.”

The IOC did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. The Beijing Games are scheduled to start on February 4 while the preliminary round of the men’s ice hockey tournament begins on February 9.

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Football-New Zealand Wood unhappy with World Cup qualifying schedule

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New Zealand striker Chris Wood has said that a nine-team tournament next year to decide which Pacific team will reach the intercontinental playoffs for a place in the World Cup final could affect player well-being due to of his tight schedule. Oceania does not have an automatic place at the World Cup. The winner of the March 14-30 competition in Qatar will face the CONCACAF region’s fourth-placed team, which includes teams from North America, Central America and the Caribbean.

FIFA has granted the Oceania Football Confederation a one-day extension of the March international window, which is scheduled to run from March 21 to 29, to allow teams to call up overseas-based players from March 21 to March 29. last round of group matches. But Wood, who plays for Premier League side Burnley, said some players could also face a club-to-country battle due to the competition’s format, with group matches taking place before the international window.

“I think it’s ridiculous because as a team we won’t be able to bring in some of our best players. We’re looking at up to 16 players who won’t be able to make it for the first two games,” Wood told the LancsLive website. “I don’t think FIFA should ever have allowed us to be in this situation. It could take away a lot of our players, which in theory takes away the competition and is OFC’s best for the World Cup.

“I would expect FIFA to take a closer look and come up with a solution. It’s not a good format as we speak. I hope they can change it because the welfare of players is not good if you make people play five games in 13 days. ” New Zealand were the last country in the region to qualify for the World Cup when they appeared in South Africa in 2010.

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Farmer heads offer prayers in Bangla Sahib gurdwara

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A day before their scheduled departure from the protest sites on the Delhi border, senior agricultural leaders and members of the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) traveled to the Bangla Sahib gurdwara on Friday to pray.

Farmer leaders including Balbir Singh Rajewal, Rakesh Tikait and Manjeet Singh Raye were honored by Delhi Sikh Gurdwara management committee.

After the visit, Rajewal said the farmers won against the “black” farming laws because they had Guru Sahib’s blessing and public support.

“We apologize to the people of Delhi for the inconvenience caused to them due to the commotion at the city’s borders. Their support for the movement will be remembered, ”said Rajewal, quoted by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara management committee, in his statement.

Farmers ‘chief Rakesh Tikait, in the statement, said doctors, hospitals, khap panchayats, sanitation workers, the gurdwara committee and other gurudhams have played a crucial role in the success of the farmers’ movement. .

“The movement was successful thanks to the blessings of Guru Sahib. Even the announcement of the repeal of the three agricultural laws was made on the occasion of the Gurpurab. The farmers’ movement has reinforced the feeling of brotherhood, ”Tikait said.

“Honored General Bipin Rawat, his wife and other soldiers who died with heavy hearts,” Tikait said in a tweet.

The secretary general of the Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee in Delhi, Harmeet Singh Kalka, said the movement had succeeded thanks to the courage of the farmers.

Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM), an umbrella body of 40 agricultural unions, decided Thursday to suspend the long-standing protest after the Center agreed to consider all other demands, days after the repeal of the three agricultural laws contentious.

SKM leaders said the unrest would be put to rest and farmers would return to their homes in a victory march on December 11.

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Edmontonians could bet on sports matches in 2022

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Edmontonians may soon be able to place bets at an Oilers or Elks game, casino or racing entertainment center.

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Steve Lautischer, acting vice president of gaming and cannabis at Alberta Gaming, Liquor and Cannabis (AGLC), said sportsbooks could be implemented at NHL and CFL venues in Alberta, and in a total of 28 other sites across the province during 2022.

“Just imagine the excitement of the Labor Day Classic, or a Saturday night battle in Alberta and going to a licensed sports betting area to bet on who has the next touchdown or the next goal,” said Lautischer at a press conference on Friday afternoon.

Lautischer said they are looking for two vendors who can establish the betting engine that can be deployed at the retail level and extended through a mobile extension.

“Really, these are promoters who will be able to manage the bets themselves and help manage the environment in the retail space on the mobile app,” said Lautischer who added that app users mobile will likely have to register in person before they can. become fully mobile.

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Kandice Machado, president and CEO of AGLC, said allowing private sector operators to enter the gaming market in Alberta ensures that more money will flow back to the province rather than the markets. Gray.

AGLC is only awarding contracts to two vendors to help establish a competitive landscape in the province and will speed up the process of offering the service to Alberta sports fans, Machado said.

Machado added that working with two vendors will make it easier to resolve issues that arise.

“The steps we are taking give us the opportunity to resolve potential issues with two vendors and monitor the challenges other jurisdictions are currently facing before considering next steps,” she said.

Throughout the bid opening process, the AGLC has been in continuous communication with casino industry representatives and the Alberta Sports Coalition, which represents the Oilers, Elks, Calgary Flames and Stampeders. .

“The successful vendors will demonstrate that they can provide the AGLC gaming scene with responsible gaming tools and resources and promote healthy gaming behavior among their player base,” Machado said.

Interested sellers can apply until the end of January until Alberta Purchase Connection .

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Olympic Games-Surfing, skateboarding, climbing are part of the initial program of LA28

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Sports like skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing that first featured at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020 have been included in the initial sports program for the 2028 Games in Los Angeles, the International Olympic Committee said Thursday. (CIO).

Weightlifting, boxing and modern pentathlon, however, were not among the 28 sports and must meet certain criteria in 2023 to be included, IOC President Thomas Bach told an online press conference at the outcome of a meeting of the executive board. Boxing and weightlifting have grappled with the brunt of corruption, governance, finance and judgment scandals and have been warned by the IOC to reform or miss the Games.

An IOC session in February will approve the initial program. The three excluded sports will be reinstated during the IOC session in 2023. Skateboarding, sport climbing and surfing made their Olympic debuts in Tokyo this year, with the Games being delayed by one year due to COVID-19, and met with great success with young viewers.

“The proposed inclusion of these youth sports is based on the success of Tokyo 2020, a commitment to innovation and also recognizes the deep roots of each of these three sports in Los Angeles and California,” Bach said. The three sports were already part of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games program.

For weightlifting and boxing, their exclusion from the initial program of the 2028 Games is a blow because the international federations have struggled to respond to the reforms requested by the IOC. Bach said the AIBA boxing federation must change its judging and arbitration system, increase financial transparency and diversify its revenues.

Weightlifting, which has been rocked by revelations of doping cover-ups and decades of corruption that have led to accusations against top federation officials, faces a culture shift and major doping issues. “The IWF and its future leaders must demonstrate their transition to compliance and effective culture change,” said Bach.

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The modern pentathlon, created by Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic Games, must provide for the plans for an event replacing horse riding. “The UIPM (Modern Pentathlon Federation) must finalize its proposal for replacing horse riding and the overall competition format … they must demonstrate a significant reduction in costs … and be attractive to young people and the general public” Bach said.

The UIPM, which will include horse riding at the Paris Olympics, will not make it a fifth discipline in Los Angeles and will replace it with one that costs less and increases the accessibility of sport. “The UIPM global community stands ready to seize the new opportunity offered by the IOC to make modern pentathlon stand the test of time as a lasting highlight of the Olympic Games,” the UIPM said in a statement.

“It is the UIPM’s firm belief that everyone in its community wants the same thing – a stronger pentathlon.” The decision to give up riding came after German modern pentathlon trainer Kim Raisner struck a horse at the Tokyo Games when he refused to jump a fence, which drew widespread criticism in the against this sport.

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Golf-Olesen found not guilty of in-flight sexual assault

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Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen was cleared of sexual assault, assault and drunkenness on a British Airways flight in 2019, a court said on Wednesday. Olesen, a five-time European Tour winner and a member of the 2018 Ryder Cup-winning European team, had denied the charges in a three-day trial in a London court.

The 31-year-old blamed his behavior on sleeping pills, claiming he had turned into an “automaton” and did not control his body after taking the prescription-only pills purchased from a “dodgy website” by his partner Lauren Zafer. The court heard that Olesen grabbed a woman’s breast and urinated in a first-class seat after taking alcohol and sleeping pills on the July 29 flight from Nashville to London Heathrow Airport.

Olesen was on the eight-hour flight after competing at the FedEx St Jude Invitational Golf-World Championships in Memphis. “I am embarrassed and ashamed of the account of my actions which was described during the trial,” Olesen said, quoted by the BBC.

“I paid a heavy price for my mistake. This case has had a devastating impact on me personally, on my family and on my career.”

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Seven-time champion Serena Williams to skip Australian Open

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Shortly after Serena Williams’ name was absent from the Australian Open entry list, she confirmed the obvious: the seven-time champion will not play the 2022 edition of the opening major of the season in January.

Williams, 40, has not played since retiring from her first round match at Wimbledon with a right hamstring injury and her ranking fell to No.41. She won the last of her 23 Grand Slam singles titles at the 2017 Australian Open, and was beaten in the semifinals this year by Naomi Osaka in straight sets.

The Australian Open website said on Wednesday the seven-time women’s singles champion would not compete in Melbourne “on the advice of her medical team.” compete, ”Williams told the website. “Melbourne is one of my favorite cities to visit and I look forward to playing AO every year. I will miss the fans, but I am delighted to come back and compete at my highest level. ” Novak Djokovic was on the men’s list in the front row, indicating he will play at Melbourne Park from January 17. despite Australia’s strict regulations requiring all players, officials and fans to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Djokovic has declined to comment on his vaccination status in recent months, despite being included in the Serbian squad for the ATP Cup which begins January 1 in Sydney last week.

The nine-time Australian Open champion is tied with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal for the men’s record of 20 Grand Slam singles titles. Nadal is also signed up for the Australian Open, which starts Jan. 17, but Federer skips the tournament as he continues to recover from surgery.

Daniil Medvedev, who ended Djokovic’s one-calendar-year Grand Slam bid with a victory in the US Open final, Alexander Zverev, Stefanos Tsitsipas and Andrey Rublev feature above No.6 Nadal, who does not play for Spain in the ATP Cup.

Ash Barty tops the women’s entry list and will continue her quest to end a long drought for Australians at the tournament. No Australian has won the singles title since Chris O’Neil in 1978.

2019 US Open champion Bianca Andreescu said on Monday she would take a mental break from tennis and not compete early next season, including the Australian Open.

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The fight for the independents – The Royal Gazette

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Intimidating perspective: independent candidates in the 2012 general elections on the steps of Parliament. From left to right, Cornell Fubler, Gershwyn Smith, Roderick Simons, Cindy Swan, who has spoken on behalf of her husband, Kim Swan, David W Burch and David Petty. None succeeded in the general election that followed

The Bermuda independents issue continues to surface from time to time. Mainly online, and often in reaction to the politics of the day, making it difficult to determine if there is a serious and growing groundswell for such a change or if it is just the fanciful expression of ‘a shared romantic notion.

I am inclined to believe that it is more the last than the first.

There is little evidence that concrete action is being taken. Without surprise. It will take hard work. Voters will need to be convinced that a set of Independents will serve us and Bermuda better and more effectively than what we have now, which is essentially a choice between two political parties and which one they put forward for election.

The irony is that the move to independents will also require organization and coordination – two of the very attributes that are a distinguishing but key characteristic of political parties and that help determine their success, or not, at the polls.

Does that sound intimidating? That is – in the absence of more widespread political will to make it happen.

First, there is the weight of history. The advent of political parties in Bermuda in the 1960s and their organization led to long overdue advances on many critical fronts. The change followed when Bermuda moved from representative government to responsible government under the 1968 (and current) Constitutional Order. Progress was made possible in large part by a simple organizational push, first through the training of the PLP and, lastly, by the UBP in response.

This brings us to the second point. Organization is also necessary to run a government. Political parties, for all their imperfections, have on the whole proved to be effective decision-makers. It is a force that should not be overlooked or taken lightly.

Take the current pandemic, for example. There were some tough decisions that had to be made, and made quickly, and they were. This proved to be a defining period for the administration of the PLP. Yes, there was dissent in the face of these decisions, as well as staunchly disgruntled voters who saw their divergent views as uninfluenced or voiceless, and therefore unrepresented. But the circumstances of Covid-19 demanded the opposite: a unified approach.

The strength of responsible government was thus underlined. The downside was also pointed out. But how a loose collection or network of independents might have reacted under similar circumstances will remain a matter of conjecture.

Of course, a serious and early assembly is needed to make this even possible – and long before an election takes place. Here I’m going to borrow a line from the comedic George Carlin, a caustic wit but delicious in his day. “If you can’t beat them,” he said, “arrange to make them beat. “

Not easy that. Both parties are fairly well anchored in our political and parliamentary structure. It is difficult to imagine a position being abandoned or ceded.

This does not mean that there cannot be change, even from within. It will be up to individual members to begin to chart a new course.

I think of the words of the 18th century political philosopher Edmund Burke, who was also a member of the House of Commons for 30 years. He was a conservative, yes, but also an abolitionist, ahead of his time, who was not afraid to reverse the whip of his party. He even went so far as to introduce a bill prohibiting slave owners from sitting in the Commons.

Here is what he had to say to his constituents about his role as MP: “Your representative owes you not only his industry, but his judgment, and he betrays, instead of serving you, if he sacrifices it to your opinion. . “

Imagine that, if you can. Surely, and ultimately, like so many things in life, it’s all about balance.

A little postscript this week on the Senate where there are three so-called independents. They are called that because they are not required to follow a party line. The question has been raised as to whether there is a line of Government House, each of them before their nomination to the governor of the day. I am not aware. But I am aware of several occasions when they did not vote as a bloc.

There were also those rare occasions when they joined with the three opposition members in defeating a government bill, a cannabis law and before that the municipalities. Another comes to mind as well: It was in the 1990s, when a similar alliance thwarted the government’s legislative plan for telecommunications reform. The underlying idea then was that the Bermuda market was too small to compete and cell phones would not be successful. I am not joking.

Checks and balances are all well and good, but cases like these raise the question of whether it is fair that an unelected body can thwart a democratically elected government, even if not for more. one year.

Laguna Phuket wins back sporting events

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PHUKET, December 8, 2021: Laguna Phuket is celebrating the return of international events and sports tourism by hosting three major beach volleyball championships.

Athletes and officials from five continents travel to Phuket’s main integrated resort for a trio of tournaments held at Angsana Laguna Phuket, the five-star beachfront resort specializing in outdoor activities.

The 2021 AVC Beach Volleyball Asian Senior Championships saw athletes, coaches and officials from 10 Asia-Pacific countries compete on the beach outside Angsana Laguna Phuket.

The resort is part of the Laguna Phuket complex which sprawls over 1,000 acres of parkland and beachfront on Phuket’s west coast, where two beach volleyball tournaments are taking place this month after a major tournament ended November.

The recent 2021 AVC Senior Asian Beach Volleyball Championships took place from November 23-27, 2021, bringing together athletes, coaches and officials from 10 Asia-Pacific countries – Australia, New Zealand, Qatar, Kazakhstan , Thailand, Philippines, Japan, Sri Lanka, Singapore and Iran – to compete on the soft sands outside Angsana Laguna Phuket.

The FIVB Beach Volleyball U19 World Championship is currently taking place at the resort until December 11, 2021, and the FIVB Beach Volleyball U20 World Championship will take place from December 14 to 16, 2021. These two global events have featured 28 men’s teams and 28 women’s teams from 48 countries and five continents!

The high-energy beach volleyball tournaments show Laguna Phuket’s ability to stage high-level sporting events.

Sports tourism has helped put Phuket on the world map in recent years, and it will play a key role in the island’s recovery in the post-pandemic era. The recent SMASH IT webinar, co-produced by C9 Hotelworks and Delivering Asia Communications, learned how the Phuket Sandbox initiative has given the island a “first-mover advantage” and enabled it to capitalize on the return of sporting events.

Phuket will also host Asian Tour golf tournaments this year, and the Laguna Phuket Marathon and Laguna Phuket Triathlon are set to return in 2022. With many of these competitions televised in multiple countries, Phuket is likely to become even more attractive to guests of around the world in search of healthier ways to live and travel.

Phuket was the first destination in Southeast Asia to reopen safely to international visitors when it launched the Phuket Sandbox program in July 2021. Laguna Phuket has been instrumental in the success of the initiative, creating a series of “Safe Haven” packages in its collection of seven SHA Certified Plus Hotels and Resorts and partnering with Bangkok Hospital Phuket to open a PCR testing center in its Canal Village.

“Phuket is a global hub for sports tourism. With the island’s exceptional infrastructure, year-round outdoor climate and world-class hospitality, we have proven that we can host events of any size, from small groups of active travelers to major international competitions. Laguna Phuket is at the heart of this area, so we are delighted to have been able to welcome the AVB and FIVB back to the island for these important tournaments. I am confident this will help revive Phuket’s tourism industry in 2022 and beyond,” said Ravi Chandran, CEO of Laguna Resorts & Hotels.

IOC unable to give certainties as Peng Shuai worries

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After five weeks of concern over the safety of tennis player Peng Shuai in China, the International Olympic Committee said it could not give any certainty on her case.

The IOC’s two video calls with the Grand Slam doubles champion are the only reported contacts Peng has had with people outside of China since November 2, when she posted on social media alleging that she ‘she had been sexually assaulted by a former senior Communist Party official.

Critics claimed the IOC was allowing a cover-up by China ahead of the state-backed plan to host the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February.

The IOC faced more questions about Peng on Tuesday at its first press conference since the Women’s Tennis Association, which could not speak to him, suspended all of its tournaments in China.

“We cannot provide you with absolute certainty on anything,” IOC spokesperson Mark Adams said on Tuesday. “All we can do is do our best in the process that we believe is in the best interests of the athlete’s well-being.” The Olympic body has repeatedly cited its policy of “quiet diplomacy” as the most likely to be successful with China, whose leader has met and spoken directly with IOC President Thomas Bach since Beijing was chosen as host in 2015.

Bach participated in the first video call with three-time Olympian Peng on November 21. The call lasted 30 minutes and also involved IOC China members and an athlete representative.

The IOC was criticized after the two video calls for failing to provide any video footage or transcripts of the conversations, fueling doubts that Peng was able to speak or travel freely.

“We can’t give assurances and we don’t know all the facts,” Adams said, pointing to a promise from both sides that Peng and Bach would meet for a dinner in Beijing in January. “It’s a full roadmap to at least try to keep in touch and see where she is.” The WTA’s position on China was taken after speaking with current and former players, and was publicly supported last week by Olympic tennis champion Belinda Bencic.

On social media, the hashtag WhereIsPengShuai has become a trend and has won the support of tennis greats such as Serena Williams, Martina Navratilova and Roger Federer.

When asked on Tuesday why Peng hadn’t spoken to tennis players or WTA executives, Adams said, “Obviously I can’t answer because I really don’t know.” Bach did not attend the online press conference, but German news agency dpa published an interview with the Olympic leader on Tuesday.

“And I can assure you that all aspects of this matter are being discussed with the Chinese side,” Bach said, noting “talks with Chinese sports organizations and official bodies.” Senior IOC member overseeing Beijing’s Olympic preparations, Juan Antonio Samaranch, answered questions and said “it was necessary to be discreet”. “We must respect his desire for discretion also at this very difficult time in his life. And we will, ”Samaranch said at the press conference.

The IOC has repeatedly avoided using words that directly refer to Peng’s claims or the possibility that she has restricted his freedom. Instead, statements after the video calls only cited “his situation.”

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The American cyclist Birch exchange its velodrome against space

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Eleven times American national champion, Christina Birch changes velodrome to undertake a journey which, she hopes, will take her to the moon. Birch’s drastic change in leadership comes after being selected for NASA’s Astronaut Class of 2021, which will see her embark on a two-year training course for the Artemis missions in Houston, TX.

“I’m super excited to be a 2021 astronaut candidate. It’s still a bit surreal for me,” Birch, two-time Pan American champion, said in a USA Cycling statement. “It probably wasn’t until I put on the blue flight suit for the first time that it started to become real.”

Birch was on the long list for the Tokyo Olympics and submitted her candidacy as she prepared at the Colorado Springs Olympic Training Center. “I filled out my application online before heading back to the track for some really hard work with the team,” she said.

“After the Olympic selection, I had a few talks at the Johnson Space Center in Houston. Each one left me feeling like it was best for me and what I wanted to do.” Birch, who holds a bachelor’s degree in mathematics, biochemistry and molecular biophysics, was selected along with nine other applicants from among 12,500 applicants.

“It’s kind of a dream. You hold your breath throughout the application process, hoping you get there,” she added. “I met so many amazing people during the interview process. Everyone is incredibly qualified. So I really feel like I won the lottery.”

Birch said the intense physical demands of her years of cycling training will come in handy for a trip she hopes will end on the International Space Station. “I think having a lot of comfort and familiarity in unfamiliar difficult processes, and still delivering 100% even when you are tired, these are lessons that I have learned as a rider that will serve me very well as a rider. that candidate, ”she said. noted.

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New program to simplify customs procedures for sporting events early next year

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* Abu Samra border post will witness an integrated maintenance project: President of the GAC

General Customs Authority (GAC) Chairman Ahmed bin Abdullah al-Jamal said the authority has launched an integrated maintenance project for the Abu Samra border post, which will run until September. next year, to cover all the requirements of the tourism and trade sectors. before the start of the Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup.
In a statement to reporters on the sidelines of the second supply chain management conference on Tuesday, al-Jamal also revealed that the authority was about to launch a special program for the management of the supply chain. sporting events, the most important of which is the FIFA World Cup in Qatar. 2022, and declared it to be an exceptional program and considered the first of its kind in the organization and management of major sporting events.
He explained that the program, which will be officially announced early next year, will aim to simplify all customs procedures through a window in which all relevant authorities, inside and outside Qatar, will be processed in coordination with the Supreme Court. Committee for Delivery and Inheritance.
He added that the authority has a set of other new programs that will be announced on International Customs Day, which falls on January 26.
On the other hand, al-Jamal noted that the electronic services of the General Customs Authority are constantly evolving and customer service has become mainly electronic through the authority’s website or the Al Nadeeb system, which represents a qualitative leap for Customs in terms of using the best of modern technology for development, whether in devices or software, systems and databases.
He stressed the importance of the conference and said that after the global impact of Covid-19 had lessened, there was a growing global demand for goods and services. In this regard, he added, Qatar strives to secure supply and supply chains and meet all necessary needs in this regard through a set of strategic plans and continuous coordination. between the GAC and other relevant authorities, especially in light of the country’s future benefits, including the 2022 Qatar Football World Cup.

Reuters sports news summary | Sports games

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Here is a summary of current sports news.

Miami Sacks Coach Manny Diaz; Mario Cristobal leaves Oregon

Miami announced the sacking of head coach Manny Diaz on Monday as the Hurricanes finalized a contract with Oregon head coach Mario Cristobal. Diaz, 47, has guided Miami to a 7-5 (5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) record this season and is 21-15 in three years at the helm.

China’s winter sports industry hopes Olympics bring white gold

China’s snow sports industry is basing its hopes on people like Shi Haoping, 32, who takes to the slopes to unwind from his job as the head of an online education business. “It’s such a physical activity that it takes the pressure off for me,” said Shi as he took a break from snowboarding at Thaiwoo Ski Resort in Zhangjiakou, not far from where several Games events will be held. Winter Olympics in February.

Golf-Olesen grabbed woman’s chest and urinated on plane seat, court says

Danish golfer Thorbjorn Olesen grabbed a woman’s breast and urinated in a first-class seat after taking alcohol and sleeping pills on a British Airways flight from the United States to London in 2019, a court heard Monday. Ryder Cup winner denies charges of sexual assault, beating and drunkenness on a plane.

Tennis-Canada’s Andreescu out of Australian Open

Canada’s Bianca Andreescu will not play at the Australian Open next month following a difficult period brought on by the COVID-19 outbreak, the former US Open champion said on Monday. Andreescu, 21, said the time spent self-isolating in quarantined hotels had taken its toll on her mentally and physically and that she didn’t feel like herself during training and games.

NBA summary: Donovan Mitchell propels the Jazz ahead of the Cavaliers

Donovan Mitchell scored 35 points to lead the Utah Jazz to a 109-108 victory over hosts Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday. Rudy Gobert collected 20 rebounds and five blocks for the Jazz. Bojan Bogdanovic added 16 points while Rudy Gay scored 15 points and eight rebounds.

Horse racing and Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit dies of heart attack

Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, who failed a drug test after this year’s race, died of a heart attack Monday after a workout at a California racetrack, a lawyer said from the trainer of the horse. Medina Spirit, who stormed the house under jockey John Velazquez to finish first by a half length at the Kentucky Derby in May and give coach Bob Baffert a record-breaking seventh victory in the Run for the Roses of $ 3 million, collapsed after a workout in Santa Anita Park.

Boxing-Tommy Fury withdraws from Jake Paul battle on medical grounds

Tommy Fury, the half-brother of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, said on Monday he was forced to withdraw from his next fight with YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul due to a serious lung infection and a rib broken. Tommy was scheduled to face Paul on December 18 in Tampa, Florida. He won on the undercard of Paul’s fight in August against former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

US authorities boycott Beijing Olympics for “atrocities” against human rights

The United States will not send government officials to the 2022 Winter Olympics due to China’s human rights “atrocities”, the White House said on Monday after Beijing threatened to unspecified “countermeasures” against any diplomatic boycott. President Joe Biden said last month he was considering such a boycott amid criticism of China’s human rights record, including what Washington says is genocide against Muslim minorities in its region. western Xinjiang.

German Olympic group urges IOC to investigate Peng’s safety

The independent German organization of elite athletes has urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to provide evidence of the safety of Chinese tennis player Peng Shuai and called for an independent investigation into her situation. Peng’s location has become a matter of international concern https://www.reuters.com/business/media-telecom/china-editor-says-he-does-not-think-peng-faces-retribution-2021-11 -19 following a public absence of nearly three weeks after posting a message on social media in early November alleging that former Chinese Vice Premier Zhang Gaoli sexually assaulted her.

NFL roundup: Lions earn first TD win in final game

Jared Goff completed an 11-yard touchdown pass to Amon-Ra St. Brown in the last game of the game and the Detroit Lions entered the winning column with a 29-27 victory over the visiting Minnesota Vikings. Sunday. Goff had 296 yards and three touchdowns for the Lions (1-10-1), who amassed 75 yards in 14 games after wasting a 14-point lead. St. Brown recorded a career-high 10 receptions for 86 yards. Jamaal Williams had 71 yards on 17 carries.

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Four must-see winter sports events

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Posted: 12/06/2021 18:22:12 PM

With much of winter sports over, the ‘four things’ series ends with a look at a combination of sports.

The combination of swimming and diving, skiing and gymnastics in one story is due to the fact that each of the sports has a shorter season than the sports previously played and fewer events for the competition. The capital area is well represented in all of the aforementioned activities, especially on the slopes.

If you’ve missed any of the previous pieces in the series including: Women’s Basketball, Men’s Basketball, Women’s Ice Hockey, Men’s Ice Hockey, and Wrestling, they’re all available on the To watch website to stay ahead of the winter schedule.

NH Coaches’ Series, Jan. February 22 and 12

Perhaps the largest Nordic skiing event in the state, the NH Coaches Series is a two-part event where the state’s public and private schools compete against each other in the most authentic form of a national championship. ‘State. Area schools such as Concord, Bow, Hopkinton and Kearsarge are showing competitive results year after year and will look to do the same again. The first race takes place at White Mountain High School and the second at Plymouth High School.

NHIAA Swimming and Diving Championships, Feb. February 12 and 13

Once again, the Swimming and Diving Championships will be held at the Salem Workout Club over a two-day period. The Division II teams will go head to head on the first meeting and area schools such as Bow, John Stark, Merrimack Valley and Bishop Brady will swim to a title. Concord as the only Division I school in the area will swim on the latter date.

Archery meet, Jan. 2 p.m., 7 p.m.

Roughly a month before the state championship meet, however, is one of the few regular season meetings where a large number of area schools will compete against each other. The Falcons are the host school of the Concord YMCA and will face Concord, Bishop Brady, Belmont, Pembroke and Merrimack Valley, among others.

State Gymnastics Meeting, February 12

Even though only one school in the area has an officially sanctioned gymnastics team – Coe-Brown – there are many schools that offer at least one gymnast in independent programs and have a chance to compete for a state championship. The most recent state champion from an area school is Julia Riordan of Bow, who won in 2003.

Drake pulls out of Grammy race

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Canadian rapper Drake withdrew from the Grammy Awards on Monday, withdrawing his two nominations for the highest musical accolades, sources close to the musician said. Drake, 35, earned two Grammy nominations last month in rap – best rap album for “Certified Lover Boy” and best rap performance for his song “Way 2 Sexy”.

The sources said the request to withdraw the review was made by the rapper and his management, but gave no reason for the decision. The Recording Academy website was updated on Monday to remove Drake’s nominations from the Grammy list, the sources said. Drake, whose “Certified Lover Boy” was one of the best-selling albums of 2021, has a controversial relationship with the Grammys.

Last year, he criticized the Grammys for completely excluding fellow Canadian The Weeknd from his nominations list. In 2019, Drake declined to perform at the ceremony, then criticized the awards show from the stage. “I want you to know that we play in a sport based on opinion and not on facts,” he said as accepting the Grammy for his single “God’s Plan”.

“It’s a business where sometimes it’s up to a bunch of people who might not understand what a mixed-race kid from Canada has to say or a Spanish fly from New York or whoever else,” said added Drake. Grammy nominations are chosen by the members of the Recording Academy and voted on by the members. Jazz musician Jon Batiste https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/jon-batiste-leads-grammy-nominations-with-11-justin-bieber-gets-eight-2021-11-23 led the nominations this year with 11 nods, followed by Justin Bieber, Doja Cat and HER

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in Los Angeles on January 31.

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Former England coach Darren Gough appointed Yorkshire county general manager

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The Yorkshire County Cricket Club (YCCC) announced on Monday the appointment of Darren Gough as Interim Yorkshire Cricket Managing Director, initially until the end of the 2022 season. Yorkshire said given recent events, the board of directors decided to appoint Gough to ensure immediate continuity and stability.

Working with the club, one of Darren’s immediate priorities will be overseeing the recruitment of a new team of coaches. “Yorkshire County Cricket Club has been a part of my life since I started in cricket when I made my debut in 1989, and I have spent 15 happy years at the club. Like many, I have followed the way whose club has treated recent allegations of racism with sadness and anger, ”said Darren Gough in a statement posted on the Yorkshire CCC website.

“I want to play my part in rebuilding cricket in Yorkshire and look forward to working with the exceptionally talented group of players here. I am also aware of my wider responsibility to listen to everyone and make sure may everyone associated with this club feel welcome, instilling the values ​​we want to associate with the White Rose: honesty, outspokenness, hard work, integrity and excellence. ”I share Lord Patel’s vision for Yorkshire County Cricket Club and collective determination to face the problems series of positive actions. Change won’t happen overnight, but I’m sure we can make Headingley roar again, “he added.

Gough, the former England coach, played county cricket for Yorkshire and he won 453 first-class wickets in 15 years with the club. Professor Lord Patel of Bradford OBE, Chairman of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, said: “We are delighted to welcome Darren back to the club and are very happy that he has accepted the post.

“As a former club captain, Darren’s impact on the Yorkshire and England sides has been tremendous as a player. His infectious enthusiasm and will to win will be so great that we aim to be them. better on and off the pitch, ”he added. . During his national career, Gough played county cricket for Yorkshire for 15 years, a leader and talisman for the team. He was a member of the 2001 squad that won the 2001 County Championship and, after captaining Essex, returned to captain Yorkshire in 2007 and 2008 before retiring at the end of the season 2008. (ANI)

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Soccer-Chelsea can settle things ‘right away’: Tuchel

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Chelsea manager Thomas Tuchel has no doubts his side can sort out their problems quickly if they focus on the details after a 3-2 loss to West Ham United over the weekend took them from first to third in the Premier League. “There is no need to question the big picture and no major doubts,” Tuchel said on the club’s website. “In my opinion… it’s all about the details. That’s why I think we can sort it out right away.

“Nobody wants to make mistakes, but it won’t help if we just say, ‘Hey, don’t make mistakes anymore. “We have to be better at decision-making at crucial times … so that we can have clean sheets or concede as much as possible.” The German added that he made a mistake in squeezing Romelu Lukaku off the bench at half-time in place of injured Kai Havertz, claiming the Belgian striker lacked physical form for the game.

Lukaku did not play for more than a month after being sidelined by an ankle injury, and only played briefly against Manchester United and Watford. “It’s my fault. I don’t think he’s physically ready for 45 minutes, but we still decided to bring him to his size because we lost Kai,” he added. “Kai was instrumental in defending the set pieces which is a huge threat from West Ham.”

Chelsea face Russians Zenit St Petersburg on Wednesday in their final Champions League group stage game. Chelsea have advanced to the round of 16 but are tied by 12 points with Juventus at the top of Group H.

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Arunachal to provide budget support to promote sporting events: Khandu

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Attending the closing ceremony of “Adi Sports Fest-2021” in Pasighat, the seat of the East Siang district, Khandu said the state government, from its next budget, will retain sufficient funds to organize events. such events, according to an official statement.

“We have extremely talented young people. We are committed to producing athletes capable of competing at the highest level and the sports department has been tasked with developing a roadmap, ”said the Chief Minister.

Appreciating the youth wing of Adi Bane Kebang (ABK) for the “unique” initiative of coming up with the concept of a sports festival and carrying it out successfully in a grand manner, the chief minister said, all Community organizations should follow the principles of ABK. Example.

The Adis are one of the most populous indigenous tribal communities in the state with various sub-tribes. Welcoming the theme of the event – “Say no to drugs,” the chief minister said sport has the potential to keep young people away from drugs.

Claiming that the state government is determined to tackle drug abuse, Khandu however said that government alone cannot tackle vice and win it. Khandu also appreciated the Women’s Wing of ABK, which has been at the forefront of the war on drug addiction in areas inhabited by Adi.

“The youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow who will run the state. We have to nurture them with care and show them a proper path to keep them away from vices like drug addiction, ”he said.

Referring to drug rehabilitation centers, including the one in Pasighat, Khandu admitted the need to renovate their infrastructure with appropriate facilities for inmates. He assured that the government would improve the infrastructure of these detoxification centers as soon as possible.

Meanwhile, Khandu said that as part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the Siang River Festival will be held in Pasighat on December 19 in a grand manner.

The monthly review meeting with all deputy commissioners will also be held in Pasighat, the chief minister said. About 600 participants from across the Adi belt take part in the very first Adi Sports Fest 2021.

The Adi Belt includes East Siang, Siang, Upper Siang, and parts of the Lower Dibang Valley districts.

With PTI inputs.

Major sporting events in Houston: December 6-12, 2021

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James Harden and Kevin Durant lead the Brooklyn Nets in Houston | Courtesy of Brooklyn Nets

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 6 through Sunday, December 12, 2021.

This week, the Rockets welcome two of the greatest teams in the NBA, including a beloved and bearded future Hall of Famer and the reigning NBA champions. Toyota Center.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 4 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets at Toyota Center | Wednesday 8 December – James Harden returns to Houston alongside Kevin Durant and the Brooklyn Nets to take on the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 59 to over $ 1,500, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center | Friday December 10 – The Rockets welcome Giannis Antetokounmpo and reigning NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • The 2k21 Battlefield at Toyota Center | Saturday 11 December – The college basketball doubles program returns to the Toyota Center after a pandemic hiatus, bringing four Lone Start State college teams to compete in an afternoon of exciting hoop action. Sam Houston and UTSA face off at 3 p.m., followed by Texas A&M Aggies who take a look at TCU at 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 130 and are suitable for both games. 3 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs Seattle Seahawks at NRG Stadium | Sunday 12 December – Russell Wilson leads a fledgling Seahawks team in Houston for an NRG on-field showdown. Tickets range from $ 64 to over $ 360, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.

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Bembem Devi congratulates Kerala government on hosting National Women’s Football Championships

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Bembem Devi, the first Indian footballer to be associated with Padma Shri, praised the Kerala government for doing its part for women’s football by hosting its national championship.

The tournament takes place at four venues – the Municipal Stadium, Kuthuparamba, EMS Corporation Stadium, Kozhikode, Calicut University, Kozhikode and Calicut Medical College Kozhikode – from November 28 to December 9.

Bembem Devi, who is the head coach of his state, Manipur, said: “ I am delighted to see that the government of Kerala has taken this initiative to host the Senior Women’s National Championships this year in order to develop the women’s football. “The facilities, the hospitality that the players receive is commendable. I also want to thank the AIFF who supported the government of Kerala for hosting the tournament so easily and moving Indian football forward together, ” she told the Indian Football Federation website. She added: “Every year many young girls participate in the trials for Kerala National Camp as there is huge potential for women’s football in the state.” Recently Gokulam Kerala FC participated in the championship AFC clubs. , which was the only Indian club to play in the top level continental competition. Manipur, with 20 titles, is presented as the favorite. This season, the Northeast State is placed in Group A. They beat Daman & Diu 5-0, Pondicherry 12-0 and Meghalaya 4-0 in the group stage.

She also praised the football culture in her state. “Manipur has been the defending champion for the past two years. This year, too, I want them to win. As a coach, I always advise my players to respect their opponents and not to think they are weak. We aim to win every game and be champions this season as well.

“Each Manipur player gives 100 percent on the pitch. It’s a very competitive tournament, and I want the girls to give their best every day and make Manipur proud, “she explained.

Bembem Devi has always supported young girls to play this sport and urges every parent to let their children learn the sport. “During the season I have seen a lot of young and fresh faces, and I am happy to see that 32 states in 8 groups have participated which is good for the development of women’s football in India. It’s also so nice to see parents encouraging their daughters to play this sport and not sit in their villages to get married. This state of mind was essential in every state to develop the sport in the years to come. ” She also thanked the federation for organizing many friendly matches for the national team in preparation for the Asian Cup. the AFC, which the country will host in January-February next year. .

” The AIFF has been working hard to organize so many friendlies ahead of the 2022 AFC Asian Cup. I am delighted to see the girls playing against the best teams in the world, and these matches from the United Arab Emirates and the United Arab Emirates. Brazil will surely help the girls to develop for the next tournament.

“I wish them all the best for their 2022 AFC Asian Cup India. I hope they make the country proud,” she concluded.

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Women’s tennis position in China could be unique and cost millions

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WTA President and CEO Steve Simon did not intend to lead the way for the sport in China when he announced that the women’s tennis tour would suspend tournaments there due to concerns about the welfare of former doubles Grand Slam champion Peng Shuai.

And based on early reactions Thursday to the groundbreaking stance of the WTA, including the International Olympic Committee – which is set to open the Beijing Winter Games in two months – as well as the men’s tennis tour and the International Tennis Federation , no one seems too eager to follow adapting to the types of stocks that would come with a real financial blow.

” I am not trying to send a message to other sports bodies or to influence their decisions or to evaluate their decisions. This is a WTA decision that has affected the WTA athlete and our fundamentals, ” Simon said during a video call with the Associated Press on Wednesday. And I think it goes beyond that, into obviously something very, very globally sensitive for women, in general. So as the leading women’s sports organization, and having a direct effect on that, we are focusing on that.

“Now, I will encourage everyone who has supported us so far – and those who have not – to continue speaking out and talking about this very important topic. But as to what to do for their business interests and for their reasons, they have to make their own decisions. And I’m not trying to influence that. ” The WTA is the first sports body to publicly and directly challenge China’s authoritarian government, which is a source of billions of revenue in sports based elsewhere, like the Olympics, the tennis, the NBA and golf.

Audrye Wong, a political scientist who studies Chinese politics at the University of Southern California, is skeptical of Simon’s group company.

“It is a courageous and laudable move by the WTA, but I doubt that many other sports organizations or companies will follow in the footsteps of the WTA,” Wong wrote in an email to the AP.

One indication came from the tennis world in statements released Thursday by the ITF, which oversees Grand Slam tournaments and other events around the world, and the CEO of the Men’s ATP Tour: neither one nor the another made no mention of China or the suspension of the WTA.

Wong said Chinese citizens could be asked to boycott foreign tennis-related products – and it’s possible the WTA’s decision could lead to more political repression.

“Unfortunately, the foreign pressure will also increase the fears of the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) that social movements such as #MeToo pose a threat to the stability of the regime and must be cracked down more harshly,” she wrote.

Peng, 35, a three-time Olympian and former No.1-ranked doubles player was removed from the public eye after making sexual assault allegations a month ago against Zhang Gaoli, who retired from the Committee in 2018. Politburo, the height of political power in China.

His accusations, posted on social media, were wiped from the tightly censored Chinese internet within half an hour. Peng then disappeared from public view. The first #MeToo case to reach the political realm in China was not reported by national media; the online discussion on this subject has been heavily censored.

Indeed, it seems few in the country are aware of Peng’s claims or the fallout – or why they might see less tennis there next season.

Simon – who noted that he had the full support of the WTA board, players, tournaments and sponsors – said the tour would not host events in China until the government will not have agreed to conduct a full investigation into Peng’s allegations and will offer the WTA a chance to contact her directly. He said that could extend beyond 2022.

There are around 10 WTA tournaments a year in China, including the season-ending tour finals, which are expected to be held there for a decade.

“I don’t know how to give you a number on the actual effect, but it will definitely be millions of dollars. And, you know, time will tell, depending on what presents itself to us, how deep and how far it goes. I’ll just say it’s important, that’s for sure. This is going to be important, ” Simon told the AP. And this is something that we will have to deal with and go through. But I’m confident we’ll find a way to manage and work our way through it. There was barely a reaction from the Chinese government on Thursday to the WTA’s decision. Asked about the tournament’s suspension and Peng’s safety, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin declined to speak.

“We are always firmly opposed to acts that politicize sport,” Wang told reporters at a daily briefing.

The IOC announced on Thursday that it had organized a second appeal with Peng; there was also one on November 21. In either case, the IOC did not release any audio, video or transcripts, explain how the contact was organized, or say whether there had been any discussion of Peng’s sexual assault allegations.

The IOC said it “would keep in regular contact with her and had already agreed to a personal meeting in January,” shortly before the start of the lucrative Beijing Games on February 4.

After the IOC’s initial call with Peng, Mary Gallagher, Chinese expert at the University of Michigan, said, “The IOC’s response is not convincing to anyone except the Chinese government, which is the entity that he most needs to please. Diana Fu, who teaches at the University of Toronto and studies state control in China, said any communication Peng has had so far was likely scripted. it could act as a catalyst for the #MeToo movement.

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BBL: England point guard Tymal Mills joins Perth Scorchers

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Perth Scorchers announced the signing of England leader Tymal Mills on Thursday ahead of the upcoming 2021-22 Big Bash League (BBL) season. Mills will fill the void in the Perth squad left by compatriot England Brydon Carse, who was excluded from the flagship event after suffering a serious knee injury last month.

Scorchers head coach Adam Voges is thrilled to have Mills’ remarkable experience and versatility ahead of BBL’s debut. “We’re really excited to bring Tymal in after Brydon’s unfortunate injury. To be able to have someone of Tymal’s caliber – we’ve seen the impact he’s had for England in the World Cup and its The past 12 to 24 months have been exceptional, ”Voges said on the Perth Scorchers website.

“He’s a world-class performer, and he will obviously be very important for us at the end of the heats. In the death overs I can see him and AJ Tye being a really good combination,” he added. A thigh injury had prematurely ended Mills’ T20 World Cup shortly before this year’s semifinals.

The 29-year-old left gunsmith is delighted to be a part of Perth’s talented squad and play in what he has described as one of the “big competitions” in the world. “When they first got in touch I was extremely excited. It’s a great franchise with great players,” said Mills.

“It’s exciting to have the opportunity to play in great competitions, and when you join a new franchise it’s a great opportunity to meet new people and come in with a great group of guys,” he said. he added. The Perth Scorchers will open their BBL 11 campaign against Brisbane Heat at Optus Stadium on December 8. (ANI)

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BBL: former Australian coach Gurinder Sandhu returns to Sydney Thunder

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Former Australian ODI coach Gurinder Sandhu has joined the Sydney Thunder ahead of the next Big Bash League (BBL) season. The 28-year-old fast bowler said joining the club where his BBL journey began after spending last summer with the Sydney Sixers was “awesome” and an opportunity that “turned him on”.

“Every time I think of home I think of the Thunder, it’s great to be back here. Family, friends, that’s where everyone comes from for me, personally,” Sandhu said on the Sydney Thunder website. “If I think of home, I think of West Sydney; if I think of West Sydney, I think of home; I think of Sydney Thunder, I think of home – it all connects very well. good.

“It’s awesome. That’s where my Big Bash adventure started in BBL | 02. I’m very, very excited,” he added. Sandhu returns to Thunder after spending last summer with the championship-winning Sydney Sixers. He described his time with Thunder rivals as giving his best.

“It was different, especially going to the Sixers who had been my rivals, and for the Thunder Nation. It was very different, a little weird, but like you do, you play for this team at the time. , and you give it your all; 100 percent commitment, “said Sandhu. Sydney Thunder coach Trevor Bayliss said the fast bowler has proven why he will be a key part of the team.

“I know Gurinder is happy to be home, he’s very passionate about the Thunder Nation. He’s done extremely well for Queensland this summer, and everyone knows he’s determined to do the same for Thunder. “said Bayliss. (ANI)

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Injured Spurs defender Cristian Romero ruled out until early 2022

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Tottenham Hotspur FC head coach Antonio Conte confirmed on Wednesday that Cristian Romero will be out until early next year with a hamstring injury. The center-back raised the issue during Argentina’s World Cup qualifier against Brazil on November 16. “This is not good news,” Antonio said on the club’s official website after training on Wednesday.

The north London-based side are set for a Premier League home clash against Brentford on Thursday night. “The injury is serious. I don’t know at the moment but, for sure, he won’t play in 2021, and we will have to wait until January, February. It’s a shame, because he is an important player for us. We are going to check him week after week, but he needs time. We have a lot of confidence in our medical field, our physiotherapists and doctors, and we will try to get him back as soon as possible, “added the coach.

Giovani Lo Celso also returned from international service with an injury. He has improved but remains on the sidelines for Brentford. “His situation is totally different,” said Antonio. “I think after the Brentford game maybe he will be with us in training. He started having sessions on the pitch, not with the team, with a physical trainer,” he said. He underlines. On Sunday, Spurs’ game against Burnley was postponed due to inclement weather conditions.

With snow continuing to fall at Turf Moor with less than an hour to go, the amount of snow on the pitch was deemed too great for the match to be played. (ANI)

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Swiss officials warn COVID-19 rules threaten sporting events | News, Sports, Jobs

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BERNE, Switzerland — Olympic officials in Switzerland on Tuesday urged the federal government to exempt international athletes and officials from new quarantine rules that threaten the staging of World Cup events in winter sports.

People arriving from the growing number of countries on Switzerland’s red list must enter mandatory 10-day quarantine periods to protect against COVID-19 and the aggressive omicron variant.

The red list now includes Canada, where alpine skiers – including former World Cup champions Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States and Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland – currently compete in Lake Louise. They are to travel next door to Switzerland for two super-G races in St. Moritz.

“If travel restrictions and quarantine rules are maintained, the organization of international sporting events in Switzerland will be in danger, if not impossible”, said Jurg Stahl, president of the Swiss National Olympic Committee.

Switzerland is also due to host cross-country skiing in Davos, ski jumping in Engelberg and ski cross racing in Arosa within the next three weeks.

Swiss Olympic has warned of the difficulties associated with the current rules for athletes who “can no longer practice their profession”, as well as sports clubs and the wider economy, such as hotels and restaurants.

The Swiss economy has already been hit this week by the cancellation with less than two weeks’ notice of the 2021 Winter World University Games based in Lucerne.

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, officials and event staff were expected to arrive for competitions at several venues in central and eastern Switzerland.

Stahl said Swiss Olympic wanted to work with federal and local authorities to find solutions.

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Children cannot cross the Nova Scotia border for sporting events

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New rules put in place to limit the transmission of COVID-19 among children during cultural events

Children 11 and under in Nova Scotia will have to wait until the New Year to participate in sporting and cultural events outside the province due to new travel restrictions.

The restrictions take effect immediately. They also apply to children traveling in the province. Nova Scotia organizations, businesses and individuals cannot host sporting, artistic and cultural events that include children under the age of 11.

The province’s chief medical officer of health, Dr Robert Strang, said children can continue to travel from province to province for regular practices and classes as they are at a lower risk of transmission as they interact with the same group.

“Putting these restrictions in place will allow children to stay in school and participate in these events in Nova Scotia until December,” Strang said on a teleconference Wednesday.

Children 11 and under from Nova Scotia can continue to attend these sporting and cultural events outside of the province as spectators.

“Being a spectator is a lot different than going to a tournament or a competition where there’s a lot more interaction, especially between kids that age,” Strang said. “There are a lot more opportunities for transmission if they actually participate in these types of activities. “

Strang said the move will help put another layer of protection on young Nova Scotians as they get vaccinated.

Immunizations for children under 11 in Nova Scotia began on Wednesday.

“As of Monday, more than 30% of this age cohort had already made an appointment,” Strang said. “We hope that as many children as possible in the 5 to 11 age group will receive their first dose of the vaccine before Christmas.”

Strang said supply would not be an issue.

Once the holiday season is over, the government will review immunization for children under 11 and reassess whether restrictions should remain.

“My intention would definitely be to remove this as soon as we can safely do so after the holiday season,” Strang said.

Strang said the restrictions are not part of the province’s response to the new omicron COVID-19 variant. He said they were put in place due to the current situation with the COVID-19 delta variant.

Nova Scotia reported 35 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday.

There are 16 cases in the north zone, 16 in the central zone and three in the west zone. There is a cluster of cases in a community located in the northern area.

There are 203 known active cases in the province. Fifteen people are hospitalized, including eight people in intensive care.

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Swiss officials warn COVID-19 rules threaten sporting events

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Switzerland's Lara Gut-Behrami competes in a Women's World Cup giant slalom ski race on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Killington, Vt. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)

Switzerland’s Lara Gut-Behrami competes in a Women’s World Cup giant slalom ski race on Saturday, November 27, 2021, in Killington, Vt. (AP Photo / Robert F. Bukaty)

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Swiss Olympic officials on Tuesday urged the federal government to exempt athletes and international officials from new quarantine rules that threaten the organization of winter sports World Cup events.

People arriving from the growing number of countries on Switzerland’s red list must enter mandatory 10-day quarantine periods to protect themselves against COVID-19 and the aggressive variant of omicron.

The Red List now includes Canada, where female alpine skiers – including former World Cup champions Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States and Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland – are currently competing in Lake Louise. They are expected to travel to the side of Switzerland for two super-G races in the high end of St. Moritz.

“If travel restrictions and quarantine rules are maintained, the organization of international sporting events in Switzerland will be in danger, if not impossible,” said Jürg Stahl, chairman of the Swiss National Olympic Committee.

Switzerland is also expected to host cross-country skiing in Davos, ski jumping in Engelberg and ski cross races in Arosa over the next three weeks.

Swiss Olympic warned of the difficulties encountered by the current rules for athletes who “can no longer exercise their profession”, as well as for sports clubs and the economy at large, such as hotels and restaurants.

The Swiss economy has already been hit this week by the cancellation with less than two weeks notice of the 2021 Lucerne-based World University Winter Games.

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, officials and event staff were due to arrive for the competitions at several venues in central and eastern Switzerland.

Stahl said Swiss Olympic is keen to work with federal and local authorities to find solutions.

Soccer-Liverpool and Arsenal great Kennedy dies at the age of 70

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Liverpool great Ray Kennedy, a key figure in the Merseyside club’s high-performing side in the 1970s, has died at the age of 70 after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease, the club announced on Tuesday. Premier League team. Kennedy made over 300 appearances and scored 72 goals between 1974 and 1981 during a distinguished career for Liverpool. He helped them win five Premier League titles, three European Cups, the UEFA Cup and the League Cup, among other top honors.

Kennedy was first recruited as a striker from Liverpool, but was turned into a midfielder by manager Bob Paisley. “Liverpool are in mourning for former legendary player Ray Kennedy, who died at the age of 70,” Liverpool said in a statement https://www.liverpoolfc.com/news/liverpool-fc-mourns-passing-ray-kennedy on their website.

“The last period of Kennedy’s career, and indeed the rest of his life, was affected by Parkinson’s disease.” Paisley wrote in his autobiography that Kennedy was “one of Liverpool’s greatest players and possibly the most underrated”.

Kennedy also spent five trophy-filled seasons at Arsenal, winning the FA Cup and Premier League in the 1971 double-season when his late header clinched a 1-0 victory over north London rivals Tottenham Hotspur for seal the title. He made 17 appearances for England, scoring three goals, and played in the 1980 European Championship in Italy.

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UK economy could benefit from £ 4bn boost by hosting major sporting events, study finds

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  • British sport has identified 97 events in 44 sports it wants to host
  • 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup and 2030 FIFA World Cup among the goals

The UK economy could be boosted by up to £ 4 billion (US $ 5.3 billion) by hosting major sporting events over the next decade, according to a new report.

UK Sport announced in May that it has booked 97 events in 44 sports it wants to host, including the 2030 FIFA World Cup and the 2025 women’s edition of the Rugby World Cup.

An Ernst & Young report, commissioned by UK Sport and the City of London Corporation, indicates that the economy could reap soft power, trade and investment benefits of up to £ 4 billion.

“The findings of this report clearly demonstrate the enormous value that major sporting events in the UK contribute to the economy,” said Simon Morton, COO of UK Sport.

“We can continue to leverage the undeniable value of major sporting events in the UK by entering into partnerships not only with the City of London, but also with the business and private sectors.

“Together, this will help us to further raise the nation’s global profile and generate significant social and economic benefits for the communities that act as host cities or villages. “

A feasibility study assessing the merits of a bid by UK and Ireland for the 2030 FIFA World Cup is underway, while England have been granted preferred bidder status for the World Cup women’s rugby tournament 2025.

Major events already secured include the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Rugby Union World Cup, both of which will take place next year.

How to Watch Live Sports Matches Online

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The world operates on many modes of entertainment and conversation, the power of sport of which we can never forget. Watching sports stimulates the brain in a positive way that can reshape the foundations of human society. Watching sport plays an important role on an individual level. It encourages people to stay active and alert. Watching sports is not limited to just one variation of it. Some might like to watch a cricket match; some might go ahead with exciting football, badminton or tennis. Whatever the sport, if you are an avid enthusiast, you will never like to miss the adrenaline rush.

The best experience comes from sitting in the stadium, watching your favorite athlete do their best. But this is not always possible. Experiencing a match while being physically present during the live action was a bit expensive and beyond our reach at the time. During such times, we all have a choice to watch it live on TV. But what about the times when even an ardent fan is taking care of housework, work, or maybe they’re stuck on a trip. Such doom scenarios could be well aided by the flourishing benefits of technology. You might be wondering what I’m talking about? Here i’m talking about how to watch sports matches live online.

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Did you notice anything? I’m talking about the dramatic shift in platform preferences that has occurred over the course of a decade. It used to be about waiting for the live broadcast on TVs, but now we can see how the growth in technology has strongly influenced the way we watch sport. How to Watch Live Sports Matches Online This can be a difficult task for many people, but here are some of the ways to stream a match live online:

  • From above (OTT): OTT or Over the top is one of the most recent technologies that allows live streaming of matches over the Internet. Previously, digital television content was broadcast over the Internet Protocol (IPTV). IPTV demanded several things which could create unwanted problems. A TV subscription, set-top box and some other technical steps to provide stable internet connectivity to every customer. Content has been restricted based on area availability. But with OTT, one could watch several sports channels according to their choice. The internet provides a hassle-free variant of the OTT platforms that allows live streaming of sports in real time. However, Stuffed.com reports on the legality, infringement, downtime of these websites to give users the option to watch their matches there or not in the safest way possible.
  • Checking Live Scores: Although our generation is blessed with live streaming and OTT, sometimes it can be difficult to watch a game live due to a busy schedule. You must be wondering what could be the alternative to watching a game live? Well, let me burst the bubble; If life gives you a busy schedule, take the time and search for the live scores of the match on Google. This way you will stay connected to the aura of live streaming and finish your mountainous job.

Speaking of sports, cricket is one of the most watched matches in the world these days due to the start of T20 matches. All over the world, people are becoming more curious than ten years ago. Sports such as football, hockey, tennis and badminton are also generally regarded with an equivalent sportsmanship.

Things you must have when opting for online sports streaming

  1. Strong Internet Connectivity:

The essential factor in streaming a match online is strong internet connectivity. A fluctuating network will hamper the live streaming process and ruin the entire experience of watching it live. On the contrary, a strong network will keep the live experience smooth and hassle-free.

  1. Compatible device:

Once you’ve successfully subscribed to a strong internet connection, it’s important to have a compatible device to stream the matches live. A good device will not heat up unnecessarily and give you a hassle-free experience.

  1. Can we watch it for free?

The answer is a big NO! We live in a world where nothing is free except the air we breathe. Watching any sport live online would require a minimum subscription fee. The OTT platform offers several sports channels with variations such as national, regional, local and even international sports channels. You must choose your package according to your needs.

  1. Good knowledge of technology:

Many people face problems when using modern technology. It will be better to understand the device and how live streaming works to have sound experience.

In summary :

Watching your favorite sports after a long, tiring day could act as a dopamine boost. Subscription to any OTT platform will be your travel companion, where you can watch your favorite sport and be in your magical world. It’s a world of possibilities; to explore!

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UK economy could get £ 4bn boost by hosting major sporting events – report

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The UK economy could be boosted by up to £ 4 billion by hosting major sporting events over the next decade, according to a new report.

UK Sport announced in May that it has booked 97 events in 44 sports it wants to host, including the 2030 Men’s Soccer World Cup and the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

A report by Ernst and Young, commissioned by UK Sport and the City of London Corporation, indicates that the economy could reap soft power, trade and investment benefits of up to £ 4 billion.

“The findings of this report clearly demonstrate the enormous value that major sporting events in the UK contribute to the economy,” said Simon Morton, COO of UK Sport.

“We can continue to leverage the undeniable value of major sporting events in the UK by entering into partnerships not only with the City of London, but also with the business and private sectors.

“Together, this will help us further raise the nation’s global profile and generate significant social and economic benefits for the communities that act as host cities or villages. “

A feasibility study assessing the merits of a British and Irish candidacy for the 2030 Men’s Football World Cup is underway, while England has been granted preferred bidder status for the 2025 Women’s Rugby World Cup.

Major events already secured include the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham and the Rugby Union World Cup, both of which will take place next year.

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Top 10 best sports games on Android

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Sport is fun on the court, on the green, or on the track, but it can also be fun on screen. There are many fun apps that let you play your favorite sports from the comfort of your sofa.

It can be difficult to know which games to download, but fear not. From bowling to boxing to baseball, here are 10 of the best sports games for Android.

Game Download cost Cost in the app (per item)
Bowling team To free $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
Boxing star To free $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
Darts of Fury To free $ 0.99 – $ 74.99
Basketball head To free $ 0.99 – $ 49.99
Football Manager Mobile 2021 $ 9.99 (free with Play Pass) $ 0.99 – $ 14.99
OK Golf $ 2.99 $ 0
Retro bowl To free $ 0.99 – $ 9.99
BASEBALL 9 To free $ 1.99 – $ 109.99
Tennis clash To free $ 0.99 – $ 149.99
UCF To free $ 0.99 to $ 99.99

Bowling team

Bowling team title screen

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
  • To install: google play

Bowling Crew adds a unique touch to bowling while respecting tradition. There’s a fair amount of depth to the mechanics, but it’s still pretty easy to grasp. You can adjust the angle of your throw as well as the place on the track you throw. Players also have the option of adding a curve to their throw, just like in a real bowling alley.

You compete against other players in online matches. In these matches, you are playing short versions of bowling matches against another player. You can play using different types of bowling balls with different attributes and designs.

This game is free to download and play with in-app purchases. There is no energy system here, but you have to pay tokens (in-game currency) to be able to play matches.

Boxing star

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
  • To install: google play

Boxing Star is a fairly straightforward boxing game with disproportionate and cartoonish character designs. The gameplay is quite varied with the ability to dodge punches, through hooks and upset your opponent. There are also some special moves that you will need to avoid.

You can either play in campaign mode or challenge other people around the world in multiplayer matches. As you play these matches and level up, you will open boxes and earn items to help improve your character. As with most other games, you will have to wait to open these boxes.

There are no ads throughout the game, and you can progress without paying, but the opportunity is always there. You can buy Gold Bars to open boxes instantly, recover HP between turns, recover HP when knocked down, and more.

Darts of Fury

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 74.99
  • To install: google play

Darts of Fury takes the game of darts and makes it a major league sport. You play matches against other people online in a large stadium with a large audience. These matches are not only fun, but they are played with precise rules, which makes for an authentic experience.

A big part of the game is the ability to customize your darts. You can change different parts and aspects of your dart, such as the shape and color of the flight and the design of the grip. Buying different types of darts will give you different levels of accuracy.

You get the standard range of in-app purchases, VIP membership, in-game and premium currencies, and an energy system. Players can play up to five rounds before having to wait, but watching an advertisement will qualify for another round.

Basketball head

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 49.99
  • To install: google play

Head Basketball is one of the less conventional games on this list. It’s part sport, part beat ’em-up, it’s all crazy. Your character is just a head, two feet and two hands. You face another player on a 2D basketball court. In each match, you run back and forth to bounce the basketball into the opponent’s hoop.

This game is not aimed at authenticity at all because you can actually hit other players. You throw punches to disorient and stun your opponents; not to mention, there is actually blood. There are also special abilities that allow you to get deceptive hits with cool effects.

This game has in-app purchases, but they don’t interfere with the gameplay. You earn coins throughout the game, and you can buy them as well. You use them to improve your character and buy clothes.

Football Manager 2021 Mobile

  • Download cost: $ 9.99 (free with Google Play Pass)
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 14.99
  • To install: google play

Football Manager is one of the most detailed sports managers you can get on a mobile device. You take on the role of coach of your own football team. It’s your job to handle all the management tasks to bring your team to victory.

In the game, you’ll keep track of all players, handle legal and financial matters, name roles, and more. You can also watch a time-lapse version of football matches.

Football Manager 2021 Mobile is the mobile version of a full PC version so it costs money. It’ll set you back $ 9.99, but you can get it for free with Google Play Pass. There are add-ons that you can purchase from the store, but these are completely optional.

OK Golf

  • Download cost: $ 2.99
  • In-app cost: $ 0
  • To install: google play

OK Golf is one of the easiest and most casual golf simulators on the Google Play Store. You will not find any gadgets or bonuses in this game; just golf. You start right after choosing your city and choosing the course. After that you just play.

While this game is light on the extras, there are some secret holes you can find. If you stick the ball in a secret hole, it will take you to bonus courses. Along with that, you have online and offline multiplayer mode.

You can either get OK Golf for a one-time payment of $ 2.99 or for free with Google Play Pass. There are no in-app purchases, no ads to watch, and there is no energy system.

Retro bowl

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 9.99
  • To install: google play

Retro Bowl is a football simulator with a nostalgic twist. You take on the role of coach, and you have to manage your team to reap the victories. It’s your job to maintain the team, recruit new players and assign coordinators.

You participate in real matches and you play with simple touch controls; however, this is only when you are offensive. When the other team has the ball, the gameplay is automatically with text boxes telling about what’s going on.

There are no ads in Retro Bowl and there is no energy system. In-app purchases are kept to a minimum with the option to spend up to $ 10.00. The unlimited version with a team editor, weather system, and other features costs just $ 0.99.

BASEBALL 9

  • Download cost:
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 109.99
  • To install: google play

Despite its cartoonish appearance, BASEBALL 9 plays quite faithfully the current sport of baseball. Each game sees you play nine full innings as a batter and pitcher. There is even the possibility of having the game in overtime.

You get a lot of control in this game. First of all, you can customize your team from name to color of uniforms to team emblem. You can even add accessories to players to give them flair. These props also affect player stats.

BASEBALL 9 for free, but there is an energy system. This shouldn’t be a big deal as each game lasts a certain amount of time. Additionally, most in-game items cost gems, which are the premium currency.

Tennis clash

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 – $ 149.99
  • To install: google play

Tennis Clash is bringing tennis to the small screens, and it does a great job. You have a simple touch-and-swipe mechanic to control your character all over the field. Just tap where you want to run on the field, then swipe to hit the ball.

There are many ways to customize and improve your character. You can buy different tennis rackets, tennis racket grips, shoes and armbands to give you the edge in the game. You can also buy different players as you progress.

There are in-app purchases that can buy you gems and coins, but they don’t really hinder progress. Also, there is no energy system, so you can play unlimited rounds.

UFC

  • Download cost: free
  • In-app cost: $ 0.99 to $ 99.99
  • To install: google play

If you are looking for an authentic UFC fighting experience on your phone, you won’t do better than this app. EA’s UFC aims to deliver a true-to-form fighting experience, and it offers several aspects.

You go fight after fight to earn money and train your character at the same time. There are a variety of shots you can use like top shots, bottom shots, uppercuts, etc. You can also tackle the other player to the ground like in real UFC fights. As you progress, you will gain other types of attacks.

There are in-game purchases, but they don’t hinder progress. You can buy coins, gold, fighters, and energy with cash, but you don’t have to. There are also no in-game ads.

Swiss authorities warn COVID-19 rules threaten sporting events

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BERNE, Switzerland (AP) – Swiss Olympic officials on Tuesday urged the federal government to exempt international athletes and officials from new quarantine rules that threaten the organization of winter sports World Cup events.

People arriving from the growing number of countries on Switzerland’s Red List must enter mandatory 10-day quarantine periods to protect against COVID-19 and the aggressive variant of omicron.

The Red List now includes Canada, where female alpine skiers – including former World Cup champions Mikaela Shiffrin of the United States and Lara Gut-Behrami of Switzerland – currently compete in Lake Louise. They are expected to travel to Switzerland’s side for two super-G races in the high end of St. Moritz.

“If travel restrictions and quarantine rules are maintained, the organization of international sporting events in Switzerland will be in danger, if not impossible”, said Jürg Stahl, the president of the Swiss National Olympic Committee.

Switzerland is also expected to host cross-country skiing in Davos, ski jumping in Engelberg and ski cross races in Arosa over the next three weeks.

Swiss Olympic warned of the difficulties encountered by the current rules for athletes who “can no longer exercise their profession”, as well as for sports clubs and the economy at large, such as hotels and restaurants.

The Swiss economy has already been hit this week by the cancellation with less than two weeks notice of the 2021 Lucerne-based World University Winter Games.

Hundreds of athletes, coaches, officials and event staff were due to arrive for the competitions at several venues in central and eastern Switzerland.

Stahl said Swiss Olympic is keen to work with federal and local authorities to find solutions.

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I have suffered color discrimination all my life: L Sivaramakrishnan

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Former Indian spinner Laxman Sivaramakrishnan said he had been “discriminated against on the basis of color” his entire life, including in his own country. Sivaramakrishnan, who played 9 tests and 16 ODIs for India, spoke about his experience of discrimination following the racism scandal that rocked English cricket.

“ I’ve been criticized and discriminated against my whole life, so it doesn’t bother me anymore. This is unfortunately happening in our own country, ” Sivaramakrishnan wrote on his Twitter account.

The former leg spinner, who was known for his prodigious trick and flight, was reacting to a Twitter post that hinted at the online trolling that commentators were facing.

Sivaramakrishnan is not the only Indian player to have spoken of discrimination. Tamil Nadu opener Abhinav Mukund also raised this question on social media in 2017.

In a statement posted on his Twitter page, Mukund, who has taken part in 7 tryouts for India, said: “I have traveled a lot inside and outside our country since I was old. from 15 years old. Ever since I was young, people’s obsession with my skin color has always been a mystery to me. “He added in the statement:” Anyone who follows cricket would understand the obvious. I have played and I trained day after day in the sun and not once did I regret having tanned or lost a few shades.

It’s just because I love what I’m doing and I was able to achieve some things just because I spent hours outside. I’m from Chennai which is probably one of the hottest places in the country and have happily spent most of my adult life on the cricket pitch. racial discrimination.

England cricket recently found itself in the center of a storm as former Yorkshire player Azeem Rafiq testified about the racial discrimination he faced in a parliamentary hearing.

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Major sporting events in Houston: November 29 to December 5, 2021

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UEFA Champions League trophy comes to Houston this week | Courtesy of UEFA

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, November 29 through Sunday, December 5, 2021.

This week, a legendary piece of football silverware hits town, a towering NBA figure swings for a DJ set, and you can get your vacation fitness in shape with 5K and 10K races in the. Greater Houston.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 6 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • UEFA Champions League Trophy with Tore André Flo at Pitch 25 | Wednesday December 1 – Former Chelsea FC striker Tore André Flo and the Champions League trophy himself will make an appearance at Brian Ching’s Pitch 25 at EaDo. Snap a photo alongside essential gear and chat with the Norwegian striker as you sip beers and meet other football fans. Free upon registration. 7 p.m.
  • DJ Diesel (Shaquille O’Neal) at Sekai Day & Night | Friday 3 December – The Big Fella arrives in H-Town with four rings, two turntables and a microphone for a DJ set that has brought the legendary NBA player to the stages of Lollapalooza, Tommorowland and many other places. Tickets cost $ 40; VIP tables with various benefits are also available. 22h.
  • Run Houston Sugar Land at Constellation Field | Saturday 4 December – Extend those hammies and get ready for a 5K or 10K run from the Sugar Land Skeeters’ home, to Stadium Drive and back. Registration ranges from around $ 40 for the Kids Dash to $ 70 for the 10K with a limited early registration window available. 8:15 am.
  • Houston Jingle All 5K / 10K / Kids Dash at Addicks Park & ​​Ride | Saturday 4 December – In the Energy Corridor, this annual holiday race is a popular way to get into the seasonal spirit with three consecutive sales. Runners can use the sidewalk in three course lengths; 5K, 10K and a Kids Dash. Registration ranges from $ 52.75 to $ 57.75; $ 39.75 for the Kids Dash. 8h.
  • Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium | Sunday 5 December – Having failed to win the division title last year, the Colts will return to Houston in a bid to strengthen their division record. Tickets range from $ 31 to over $ 240, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.
  • Houston Rockets vs New Orleans Pelicans at Toyota Center | Sunday 5 December – Brandon Ingram leads the Pelicans on I-10 for a clash with the Rockets on Toyota Center ground. Tickets range from $ 15 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.

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Sports games are stuck in a rut

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If you buy the annual iteration of your favorite sports video game, chances are you haven’t had much to celebrate in recent years. Frankly speaking, the genre is struggling, and even the new generation of consoles has not been the answer to rejuvenate it. Take just this year, for example. The metacritic scores are anything but impressive for the biggest sports of the day. Madden NFL 22 got an appalling 60 NHL 22, which promised to change its metagame, disappointed with a 74. NBA 2K has largely been the franchise to beat, but NBA 2K22 only holds a 76, one lowest ratings in the series. in years. FIFA 22 and MLB: The Show 21 had the highest averages, around 78, but it’s telling that neither of these franchises can even cross the 80 mark.

This downward trend has been going on for quite some time now, and I am irritated to see largely intact fads and similar technical errors continue year after year. It’s like watching your favorite sports team when it’s in crisis. How long do you wait and watch the continual losses add up before you step down and hope next season is better?

The problem is, the hope that the next entry is doing better has been around for too many seasons now, and it’s not just with one or two franchises. It is at all levels. Last generation, the sports genre has exploded with innovation, making sports games more like real life. Additionally, the developers were looking for unique ways to build a community around them and cater for multiple types of gamers, from building robust franchise modes to offering skill-based online gaming. And, more importantly, they were finding new and exciting ways to captivate sports fans. Visual Concepts showed the power of sports storytelling, making NBA 2K’s MyCareer a must-have game by letting you create a player and take them on a cinematic journey that plunged into the highs and lows of stardom.

It opened up a world of potential and ignited a fire in their competition, with FIFA creating NHL’s Alex Hunter: The Journey and Be A Pro becoming a choice-driven story. Heck, Visual Concepts was so successful that it even implemented a storyline in NBA 2K18 and 19’s franchise mode, but with mixed results. But at the very least, the developers were trying new things, taking risks, and learning from each other about engagement and what made people play their game year round.

Sports games these days are playing it safe, offering graphical upgrades and a few new features to get by, but no series really tries to reinvigorate the formula or shake up what has been done before. And even when efforts are made, they feel lukewarm. For example, NHL 22 tried to take inspiration from Madden by featuring Superstar X-Factors and made an effort to shake up its metagame. The problem? These X-Factors ended up being a non-factor in making the gameplay more rewarding or exciting, and the metagame hasn’t changed enough to be noticeable except for its flaws.

What’s even more frustrating is seeing various fashions neglected without significant changes for years. I can’t remember the last time NBA 2K, NHL, or FIFA really hit Franchise Mode. Madden made an attempt this year with Franchise Mode, but it wasn’t enough to make it a must-have game. Worse yet, things that don’t work or need to be improved stay the same; The NHL’s dialogue in Be A Pro is laughable, and his poke check remains subdued while Madden is still full of weird glitches and a clunky interface.

The annual sports game releases leave no time for large-scale changes, but every year the developers have always made smart improvements to the foundation. I’ve come to expect that a game in any sports franchise will play more smoothly each year, and specific modes will receive more attention with more effort towards meaningful additions. And when the gameplay starts to fizzle out, the developers will start investing in new strategies to keep it interesting, like finding ways to change the metagame or implementing a new system that changes the way gameplay feels. , like the enhanced skating in NHL 19. But too much stays the same for too long in many franchises. Madden’s gameplay code is so old at this point that the developers are just getting around the same issues, from instant animations to players who meet after the game, even when they are trying to add new features.

It also feels like sports games are at a crossroads in deciding what they should be for this generation of gamers. I don’t envy this decision, as there are many reasons why sports fans choose the controller. Ask anyone what their favorite mode is and why, and you’ll get tons of answers. However, one thing never changes: These games are meant to have a long tail and be played all year round. This has led many developers to invest significantly in online centric modes that they can continue to update throughout the year. But even here the rewards never seem big enough, or worse, they feel very generic in their execution.

Limited resources make it difficult to decide to focus on developers. It’s a constant standoff between keeping fans hardcore and attracting new players through more relaxed offerings, like FIFA’s Volta, Madden’s The Yard, and NHL’s Pro-Am. Someone is always left behind, and lately, it’s the dedicated players to more single player businesses like franchise modes. Let’s face it: fads like these don’t make extra money.

NBA 2K22 has probably made the biggest leap this year, trying to merge its popular MyCareer mode with The City, its bustling online world, where players can play against each other in pickup games and tournaments and to shop. Visual Concepts still has a long way to go to reduce its intrusive microtransactions here, and it’s still too empty to be fun to explore, but I see the potential.

I just saw WWE 2K22 forgo its usual fall version to allow more time to consolidate things, and while the series has been full of ups and downs, I love the creativity that continues to shine in its different modes and how it responds to the things that excite hardcore fans. There’s 2K Showcase Mode, the playable WWE 2K documentary where you follow the career of a legendary wrestler or a historical period and face decisive matches; My Faction allows you to assemble and manage your own stable to compete with greats like The Four Horsemen; and this year it introduces MyRise, a new version of MyCareer that lets you guide a WWE rookie to stardom on a choice-driven adventure.

To be fair, the challenges of COVID-19 have undoubtedly made the past two years even more difficult and trying for the genre. However, these problems were already at their peak at the end of the previous generation, and they are not going away. An upgrade to the roster just isn’t enough these days to keep fans at bay, and it’s the loyal fans who end up feeling burnt that they’ve sparked their excitement for another season, to see the same problems reappear.

Developers shouldn’t be afraid to hit the reset button and maybe take a little longer to rethink their game. As it is, the sport contains a lot of creativity and excitement, but that experience doesn’t. not translate video games. Why? Because the developers continue to use the same playbook. They don’t want to take the risky game that brings glory for fear of failure, but I’d rather see these games try something new and fail than give me the same tired experience I’ve been playing for years now.

Best games and sporting events this month: December 2021

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Christian Wood dunks on Russell Westbrook and LeBron James, who are visiting Houston this month | Photo: Adam Pantozzi; courtesy of the Houston Rockets

Swing for the fences and grab a seat (or watch from your home) at these games and sporting events taking place in Houston in December 2021.

This month, a series of seasonal races take place on the streets of Greater Houston and Galveston, as the Rockets host some of the NBA’s biggest superstars.

The Texans will have the chance to end the season stronger than they started it, and the nationally-ranked Cougars basketball team will look to maintain their run for March Madness support until. 2022.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights from this month’s sports schedule, but you can find more on the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 15 Games and Sporting Events This Month: December 2021

Week from Monday November 29 to Sunday December 5, 2021

  • UEFA Champions League Trophy with Tore André Flo at Pitch 25 | Wednesday December 1 – Former Chelsea FC striker Tore André Flo and the Champions League trophy himself will make an appearance at Brian Ching’s Pitch 25 at EaDo. Snap a photo alongside essential gear and chat with the Norwegian striker as you sip beers and meet other football fans. Free upon registration. 7 p.m.
  • Run Houston Sugar Land at Constellation Field | Saturday 4 December – Extend those hammies and get ready for a 5K or 10K run from the Sugar Land Skeeters’ home, to Stadium Drive and back. Registration ranges from around $ 40 for the Kids Dash to $ 70 for the 10K with a limited early registration window available. 8:15 am.
  • Houston Jingle All the Way 5K / 10K / Kids Dash at Addicks Park & ​​Ride | Saturday 4 December – In the Energy Corridor, this annual holiday run is a popular way to get into the seasonal spirit with three consecutive sales. Runners can use the sidewalk in three course lengths; 5K, 10K and a Kids Dash. Registration ranges from $ 52.75 to $ 57.75; $ 39.75 for the Kids Dash. 8h.
  • Houston Texans vs. Indianapolis Colts at NRG Stadium | Sunday 5 December – Having failed to win the division title last year, the Colts will return to Houston in a bid to strengthen their division record. Tickets range from $ 31 to over $ 240, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.

Week from Monday December 6 to Sunday December 12, 2021

  • Houston Rockets vs. Brooklyn Nets at Toyota Center | Wednesday 8 December – James Harden returns to Houston alongside Kevin Durant, Blake Griffin and the Brooklyn Nets to take on the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 59 to over $ 1,500, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center | Friday December 10 – The Rockets welcome Giannis Antetokounmpo and reigning NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • The 2k21 Battlefield at Toyota Center | Saturday 11 December – The college basketball doubles program returns to the Toyota Center after a pandemic hiatus, bringing four Lone Start State college teams to compete in an afternoon of thrilling hoop action. Sam Houston and UTSA face off at 3 p.m., followed by Texas A&M Aggies who take a look at TCU at 5:30 p.m. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 130 and are suitable for both games. 3 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs Seattle Seahawks at NRG Stadium | Sunday 12 December – Russell Wilson leads a fledgling Seahawks team in Houston for an NRG on-field showdown. Tickets range from $ 64 to over $ 360, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.

Week from Monday December 13 to Sunday December 19, 2021

  • Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks at Toyota Center | Thursday December 16 – The New York Knicks, led by Julius Randle and Kemba Walker, arrive in H-Town to face the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Santa Hustle 5K and Half Marathon at the San Luis Resort in Galveston | Sunday 19 December – Dress in your best outfit, don a Santa hat and beard, and get ready to join hundreds of other Saint Nicks for the annual holiday tradition in Galveston. All 5 km and half marathon participants will receive a zip-up hoodie, Santa hat, beard and a finishing medal upon crossing the line. Registration ranges from $ 49.99 for the 5K to $ 69.99 for the half marathon, with prices increasing for race day registration; $ 10 for the children’s dashboard. 8h.

Week from Monday, December 20 to Sunday, December 26, 2021

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Cryptocurrencies and estate planning – The Royal Gazette

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When a person dies after having made a will, his estate is transferred to his personal representatives and subsequently to the person or persons designated as beneficiary, once the administration of his estate is completed.

If a will has not been prepared, the personal estate of the deceased is divided among the surviving family members in accordance with the terms of the Succession Act 1974, after the administration of his estate is completed.

Bermuda’s Wills Act 1988 defines “personal property” to include leasehold property, corporate shares and chattels, among other forms of assets, and “all other property which by law requires are the responsibility of an executor or administrator ”.

But how do you deal with crypto assets?

They are not tangible and therefore incapable of being things in possession.

However, they hold a value that an individual has the right to own and transfer.

As ownership evolves, as with crypto assets, the methods used to preserve and pass them on in the event of death must also evolve.

The main concern of leaving crypto assets in a will is to ensure that they can be viewed and transferred to designated beneficiaries.

Crypto assets can be stored in different ways.

For example, cryptocurrencies like bitcoin can be held in crypto wallets, each of which has an address with an alphanumeric identity longer than 30 characters that acts as a pseudonym for the identity of the actual owner.

The most common types are hot and cold wallets.

Hot wallets are described as online cryptocurrency storage software, but because they are online, they can be susceptible to cyber attacks.

Cold wallets are offline storage devices and therefore tend to be more secure.

Regardless of how a crypto asset is stored, an individual needs an access key code to access it.

Two high profile cases show how crypto assets were lost.

In 2018, the CEO of Canadian crypto exchange QuadrigaCX, Gerald Cotten, passed away suddenly at the age of 30.

His $ 190 million in crypto assets was inaccessible because he was the sole holder of the company’s private keys and cold wallets – and hadn’t shared those details with anyone.

That same year, Mathew Mellon died at age 54, but his $ 500 million worth of cryptocurrency was also lost.

Mr Mellon had stored the private keys to his crypto assets in cold wallets distributed at various banks, but he had not told anyone where they were.

These examples show how easy it is to lose access to cryptocurrencies, and highlight the importance of creating a plan that executors and beneficiaries should follow when managing an estate, especially when it comes to managing an estate. concerns crypto assets.

When drafting a will, special attention should be paid to instructions on how to access crypto assets so that they can be transferred to the intended beneficiaries.

Most importantly, beneficiaries should be given clear instructions on how to access crypto assets.

In Bermuda, a will becomes a public document once it is probated.

It is therefore not advisable to note the wallet address and / or the access key code in a will, as no one would want this sensitive information to become accessible to other than the intended beneficiaries of the crypto assets. .

In order to ensure that crypto assets are kept safe and available for transfer to the beneficiaries of the estate, individuals should provide a detailed plan of how their crypto assets are held over their lifetime and how they are to become. accessible to the beneficiaries of their inheritance upon their death. .

For example, a cryptocurrency bank may hold crypto wallets and their access key codes on behalf of individuals.

Instructions may be left with the bank to grant access to executors and beneficiaries. This way, wallet details and private key codes remain private and are only disclosed to those who are entitled to them.

Another way to transmit crypto assets is to keep the cryptocurrency in a cold offline wallet and store the private access key information in a safe, while ensuring that detailed instructions are left behind. on how to access the safe and wallet.

As more people start to diversify their portfolios with crypto assets, they need to make sure they have a detailed plan to preserve and pass those assets on when they die.

They should also consider seeking advice on whether they should set up a trust or hire a custodian to hold their crypto assets on their behalf.

In any case, owners of crypto assets should carefully review their estate planning to ensure that their assets, and more specifically their crypto assets, can be passed securely to their beneficiaries.

Caljonah Smith is Senior Associate in the Private Client & Trusts department and Karim Creary is an intern in the Corporate department of Appleby. A copy of this column is available on the firm’s website at www.applebyglobal.com.

This column should not be used as a substitute for professional legal advice. Before proceeding with any matter discussed here, people are advised to consult a lawyer.

Caljonah Smith is Senior Associate in Appleby’s Private Client & Trusts department (Photo provided)

New Covid variant in South Africa, sporting events, Nu variant, coronavirus B.1.1.529, Indian tour in South Africa

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Sporting events in South Africa have been turned upside down following the British government’s announcement on Thursday that South Africa had returned to the “red list” following the discovery of a new strain of coronavirus in the country.

Officially known as B.1.1.529 and potentially named Nu, the variant has worried scientists due to a large number of mutations and a large number of cases in South Africa. It was originally seen in Botswana.

Two Welsh rugby teams, Cardiff and the Scarlets, have announced they are withdrawing from scheduled United Rugby Championship matches and plan to return home as soon as possible.

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Sixteen British players withdrew after the first round of the Joburg Open golf tournament, the first event of the new DP World Tour, and had to return to Britain to avoid having to spend two mandatory weeks in quarantine.

The quarantine obligation comes into effect on Sunday.

The Scarlets were scheduled to face the Sharks in Durban on Saturday and Cardiff were scheduled to meet the Lions in Johannesburg on Sunday.

Irish team Munster and Italy’s Zebre were also in South Africa for Saturday’s games against the Bulls and Stormers respectively.

There was no immediate word on whether the Munster and Zebra games were going to take place. Munster issued a statement saying their players were “safe and healthy” in Pretoria. The club said they are working with the championship organizers and will provide an update later.

A spokesperson for the Sunshine Tour, which co-sanctions the South African stage of the World Tour, said officials from both bodies are meeting to discuss the latest developments and are expected to issue a statement later on Friday.

Two more tournaments, the South African Open and the Alfred Dunhill Championships, are scheduled in South Africa over the next two weeks and the spokesperson said at this point the tournaments are due to take place.

The South African cricket team played a one-day international match against the Netherlands at Centurion on Friday, but according to website Espncricinfo, it has not yet been decided whether two more matches in the series will be played. .

Fear of the coronavirus could also jeopardize a comprehensive high-profile tour of South Africa by India, which includes three test matches, three one-day internationals and four Twenty20 internationals, starting December 17.

FIFA 22, Madden NFL 22, and other sports games cost $ 26 for Black Friday

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A bunch of annual sports titles costs just $ 26 at Walmart as part of the retailer’s Black Friday week sale, including FIFA 22, Madden NFL 22, and NBA 2K22. NHL 22 can be purchased for the same price on Amazon. The discount applies to the PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch versions (if available) of each game and lasts until November 28.

FIFA 22 is arguably the highlight of the sale, which scored 8 in our review earlier this year. Of course, FIFA 22 doesn’t change much from FIFA 21, and we’re not thrilled with the microtransactions in Ultimate Team mode, but the soccer is fun, the matches are well paced, and the player animations are great thanks to HyperMotion. ‘EA technology.

As for Madden NFL 22, we gave it a 7 in our review and called it a “recent high rating for the series”, thanks to better and more varied AI teams, new features like Gameday Atmosphere and Gameday Momentum, and a revamped Franchise mode. this makes the downtime between games more interesting than last year’s release.

We didn’t review NBA 2K22 or NHL 22, but both games garnered decent reviews from critics this year. NBA 2K22 sits at a 78 on metacritics, and the general answer is that the gameplay is solid but held back by technical issues and microtransactions for some of the modes.

NHL 22, on the other hand, was received less favorably, with an average of a 71 on metacritics. As noted in our NHL 22 roundup, most of the reviews are high on hockey, but low on the lack of innovation. The switch to EA’s Frostbite engine, however, gives NHL 22 a visual advantage over previous iterations.

Nabbing the latest annual sports games for $ 60 at launch can be a gamble, but $ 26 for each game makes this sale a great way to add the latest versions of each franchise to your library. There are other Walmart Black Friday discounts to take advantage of this week as well, like grabbing the Rider’s Republic extreme sports open-world sandbox for just $ 25.

Argentina celebrates the anniversary of the death of football legend Maradona

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Argentina celebrated the first anniversary of the death of football legend Diego Maradona on Thursday with ceremonies, tributes, graffiti and emotional posts on social media.

Maradona died of a heart attack at the age of 60 after undergoing brain surgery two weeks earlier. Seven medical professionals who treated the star face criminal charges after a medical report said Maradona did not receive adequate treatment.

“The world has been more horrible for a year now because you’re not here,” Maradona’s eldest daughter Dalma wrote on Instagram.

Maradona’s youngest son Diego Fernando, 8, visited his father’s grave in the private cemetery Jardín de Bella Vista.

“I came over so Dieguito said hello to his father,” his mother Veronica Ojeda told reporters.

One of Maradona’s brothers, Raul Alfredo, also visited the grave of the World Cup winner, who played for Argentinos Juniors, Boca Juniors, Barcelona, ​​Napoli, Sevilla and Newell’s Old Boys.

The four sisters of Maradona attended a religious mass.

The Argentina national team also marked the occasion on social media with the message: “ It has been a year since you became immortal. We will never forget you. ” The country’s football association said the next round of the national championship will take place after the players jointly form a number 10 on the pitch before each game.

Fans have also gathered for tributes on sites dedicated to the great Argentine.

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Golf-Morikawa and McIlroy to start 2022 season in Abu Dhabi

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World number two Collin Morikawa and four-time major winner Rory McIlroy will start their 2022 DP World Tour season at the HSBC Championship in Abu Dhabi in January. Morikawa, 24, who won this year’s British Open, finished the season as number one on the European Tour and closed a year to remember with a victory in the DP World Tour Championship on Sunday.

The European Tour announced earlier this month that it will be renamed DP World Tour from next year following a partnership with the UAE-based logistics company. The Abu Dhabi Championship has already been held at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club for 16 consecutive years, but will move to Yas Links Abu Dhabi next year and run from January 20-23.

“I can’t wait to return to the Middle East and compete in the Abu Dhabi Championship for the first time,” Morikawa said on the European Tour website. “I’ve heard great things about the event and it always attracts a world class bunch year after year, but I know this year will be very special at Yas Links for the first time.”

McIlroy, who ended his 2021 campaign with a tied sixth place at the DP World Championship, will continue his quest for a maiden victory in Abu Dhabi, where he has finished fourth on four occasions. “I have many happy memories of the Abu Dhabi championship and once again look forward to starting my year in this wonderful tournament,” said McIlroy.

“I have come close to this event several times in the past, and I hope I have a chance to win this trophy for the first time on Sunday.”

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Cricket-Paine scandal will be a distraction during Ashes: Ponting

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Former Australian skipper Ricky Ponting has said Tim Paine’s resignation as captain over a sexting scandal will “inevitably” be a distraction in Ashes’ five-test round against England.

Paine resigned https://www.reuters.com/lifestyle/sports/paine-steps-down-australia-test-cricket-captain-after-texting-scandal-2021-11-19 from his role last Friday after revelations in the media he had been investigated and cleared for sexually explicit text messages sent to a former Cricket Tasmania colleague in 2017. “I think it will inevitably (a distraction). huge call for himself, for Australian cricket and for the betterment of the Australian cricket team. But that is not going to go away, “Ponting told a Cricket Australia website.

“As much as we would all like to see it go away and there comes a time when it is never talked about, it’s inevitable it’s there.” Unfortunately for Tim, he’s going to be asked about it everywhere he goes… He goes. explode and hopefully he will spend enough time to have a really good free space in Brisbane (for the first test). “

Australian spinner Nathan Lyon played down the impact Paine’s presence would have on the team. “I don’t see it as a distraction at all,” Lyon told reporters on Thursday.

“At the end of the day, we are professional athletes, we know what to do and how to do it.” The Ashes begins December 8 at Gabba.

Ponting said Alex Carey could replace Paine as wicket keeper if the 36-year-old was dropped, but backed Josh Inglis, who has yet to make his international debut, to be the long-term successor behind the strains. “I officially say I love Inglis – I think he’s going to be a really good cricketer for Australia for a long time to come, whatever format they pick him up in first, whether it’s the T20s, the one-dayers or trial cricket, ”added Ponting.

Lyon, however, said he wanted Paine behind the stumps. “The coaches said we were going to pick the best 11 available and to me Tim Paine is the best goalkeeper in the world,” he said.

“It’s very selfish from a bowler’s point of view. I want the best glove behind the stumps.”

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Mirabai Chanu to miss World Championship and Senior Commonwealth Championship

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Olympic silver medalist weightlifter Mirabai Chanu will miss the World Championship and Senior Commonwealth Championship which will be held simultaneously from December 7-17 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

Chanu, who won a silver medal in the 49kg category at the Tokyo Olympics earlier this year and is also a former world champion, withdrew from both events on the advice of the coach- Indian chief Vijay Sharma.

“Our main goal (for the World Championship and the Senior Commonwealth Championship) is for weightlifters to qualify for the Commonwealth Games next year,” Sharma told PTI.

“We sent Mira’s entry but her performance is not very good at the moment. We are working a bit on his snatch technique.

“Her qualification (for the CWG) is not a problem as she won silver at the Olympics and she is also ranked number one at the moment,” he added.

The Commonwealth Senior Championship was previously scheduled to be held in Singapore from October 20-24, but was canceled due to COVID-19. It will now take place simultaneously and in the same location alongside the world championship next month.

Twenty weightlifters from across the country, including Youth Olympic Gold Medalist Jeremy Lalrinnunga, will compete in the tournament.

Chanu, who holds the world record in the clean and jerk in the 49kg category after successfully lifting 119kg in the Asian Championship last year, struggled to stay tied with her Chinese rivals in the snatch section.

The 27-year-old has, in her own words, struggled lifting weights in the snatch due to an imbalance affecting her right shoulder and back.

Chanu had also seen Dr. Aaron Horschig, a former weightlifter turned physiotherapist and strength and conditioning trainer in the United States, which helped her win the silver medal in Tokyo immensely.

When asked if Chanu plans to return to the United States for training, Sharma said: “It is not necessary at the moment.” Sharma said the decision to withdraw from the world championships is a strategic one.

“She doesn’t face any issues but it’s just that we’re strategically thinking about which events to attend and which to miss.

“She has been competing continuously for the past five years. We have prepared but it is not enough for this event.

“She should have taken an extra load for this event, so I advised her to miss it,” he said.

However, in an interview with PTI last month, Chanu revealed that she still sometimes experiences pain when lifting heavy weights.

“The problem is solved, but sometimes I still have pain in my right shoulder and back because of the imbalance. But there is a lot of improvement compared to before, ” she said.

“At the moment, there is no plan to go to the United States because there is a world championship in December. After that, maybe we’ll plan. I consult him (Horschig) online on what to do. ” Asian Championship gold medalist Jhilli Dalabehera, who previously competed in the 45kg category, will represent India in the Chanu category. during the event.

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Another player accuses Essex of racism, sponsor withdraws

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Former Essex coach Jahid Khan was accused of racist abuse while playing for the England county team a few years ago, according to a report.

Jahid is the third Essex player to accuse him of the racism that rocked English cricket following the Yorkshire-Azeem Rafiq episode.

The 35-year-old cricketer follows Zoheb Sharif and Maurice Chambers who have also accused the club of racial discrimination.

Jahid, who represented Essex in seven first-class games between 2005 and 2009, described the club as “a world of white men where brunettes were strangers” after a teammate asked him if he ” was going to bomb “. the club.

It was a world of white men where browns were strangers. I wanted to change my voice. I tried to dig deeper into it. I really wanted to fit in, ” Jahid said, quoted by The Cricketer.

I felt like an underdog the whole time I was at Chelmsford. I was always afraid of what they were going to come up with and it made it incredibly difficult to focus on my cricket, ” he added.

In the meantime, it has also emerged that a sponsor has withdrawn from his association with the club. ‘Seetec is listed as one of eight Platinum Club partners on the Essex website and has confirmed to inews.co.uk that it is suspending ties with the club following historic and deeply damaging allegations’ ‘, inews.co. UK said in a report.

“We have suspended our links with Essex County Cricket Club with immediate effect,” a company spokesperson told the website. Through the services we provide, our employee-owners work with diverse communities to help people achieve their life ambitions. This is part of our broader commitment to social inclusion, as it is important to us that the communities we serve have equal access to opportunities. No form of racism should be tolerated. ” Previously, John Faragher had resigned as president of Essex on November 11 following a claim he used racist language at a council meeting directors in 2017, which he firmly denied.

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Best sports games for PS5

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What are the best sports games for PS5? Whether you’re the type of person who thinks football should be played with your hands or your feet, sports games are extremely popular on PlayStation, and a growing selection is available on PlayStation 5. In this article, we’ve compiled an list of best sports games for PS5, but remember, the best sports games for PS4 will also play on Sony’s new console thanks to backward compatibility. You can also find the Best PS5 Racing Games and Best PS5 games through the links.

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Best sports games for PS5

Below is a list of best sports games for PS5. These are the best sports games available on PlayStation 5 right now, presented in no particular order, as determined by our editorial team.

NBA 2K22 (PS5)

NBA 2K22 (PS5)NBA 2K22 (PS5)

Editor: Sports 2K / Developer: Visual concepts

Release date: September 10, 2021 (United States) / September 10, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Basketball
  • Players: 4

NBA 2K22 is unmatched in the sports genre for its reach, and while many may frown at Visual Concepts’ attempt to create an open-world online RPG in the ever-popular MyCareer mode, there’s no doubt you could waste hundreds of hours in this regard. With one of the strongest franchise modes on the market in MyNBA and a rewarding Ultimate Team alternative in MyTeam, this is the biggest and best featured sports game on PS5. Nice improvements to the defense mean it plays quite cleanly on the pitch as well.

Riders Republic (PS5)

Riders Republic (PS5)Riders Republic (PS5)

Editor: Ubisoft / Developer: Ubisoft Annecy

Release date: October 28, 2021 (United States) / October 28, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Arcade
  • Sport: Extreme sports
  • Players: 1

A game that brings something a little different to the sports genre on PS5, Riders Republic is an open world game from Ubisoft with a cycling / skiing / wingsuit skin. A massively multiplayer online sandbox, filled with both silly and serious challenges, this game is on a colossal scale – something it underlies with its outrageous mass racing competitions. It might sound a little ugly and its too cool for school style will squeak, but going down mountains at 100 km / h is still an exhilarating experience.

MLB The Show 21 (PS5)

MLB The Show 21 (PS5)MLB The Show 21 (PS5)

Editor: Sony interactive entertainment / Developer: WWS San Diego Studio

Release date: April 20, 2021 (United States) / April 20, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Baseball
  • Players: 2

MLB The Show 21 looks like a half step into the PS5 generation, as its industry-leading presentation has stalled somewhat. Make no mistake, however, this has some of the best gameplay of the genre and one of the deepest franchise modes available, with only NBA 2K22 really rivaling it. Despite that, Diamond Dynasty is the real star: this generous card-collecting mode is absolutely jam-packed with content, and unlike other options in the genre, you don’t need to spend a dime to get the most out of it.

FIFA 22 (PS5)

FIFA 22 (PS5)FIFA 22 (PS5)

Editor: EA Sports / Developer: EA Vancouver

Release date: October 1, 2021 (United States) / October 1, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Soccer
  • Players: 4

In a year where eFootball has effectively declared itself unfit for competition, EA Sports may have put the final nail in Konami’s long-running franchise with its best football simulation in years. FIFA 22 feels extraordinary on the pitch, thanks to a bunch of new animations and vastly improved ball physics. While not without its flaws – namely microtransactions – Career Mode additions, like the revamped Player Career, add value to the offline experience, while new Fall Guys-style board games from Volta Football are also quite fun.

F1 2021 (PS5)

F1 2021 (PS5)F1 2021 (PS5)

Editor: EA Sports / Developer: Codemasters

Release date: July 16, 2021 (United States) / July 16, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Formula One
  • Players: 2

Between its cheesy Braking Point cinematic campaign and hugely in-depth cooperative career mode, F1 2021 sits alongside NBA 2K22 and MLB The Show 21 as one of the most comprehensive sports games out there. Basically Codemasters did an amazing job on the track as well, with a huge number of settings making this racer appealing to both casual Sunday drivers and experienced gas enthusiasts alike.

NHL 22 (PS5)

NHL 22 (PS5)NHL 22 (PS5)

Editor: EA Sports / Developer: EA Vancouver

Release date: October 15, 2021 (United States) / October 15, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Ice Hockey
  • Players: 4

As part of the transition to the Frostbite engine, the EA Canada team has achieved one important thing: not to completely dump the game. NHL 22 can share many of its features and modes with its immediate predecessor PS4, but at minus it wasn’t gutted like the disastrous NHL 15. The X-Factors implementation adds personality to the rink, and Franchise Mode is still more in-depth than most EA Sports alternatives in. genre.

Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition (PS5)

Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition (PS5)Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition (PS5)

Editor: Nacon / Developer: The big ants studios

Release date: March 25, 2021 (United States) / March 25, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Tennis
  • Players: 4

From a pure presentation standpoint, Tennis World Tour 2: Complete Edition is by far the worst game on this list – even though it looks and runs a lot sharper on the PS5, compared to its counterpart. PS4. Inspired by the gameplay of the classic PS3 Top Spin 4, this game captures the ebb and flow of tennis fairly well and includes a reasonably robust Career mode with a good sense of progression. But a lack of animations and general polish lets it down, even though there’s a feeling the developer has something to work with here.

Madden NFL 22 (PS5)

Madden NFL 22 (PS5)Madden NFL 22 (PS5)

Editor: EA Sports / Developer: EA Tiburon

Release date: August 20, 2021 (United States) / August 20, 2021 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Football
  • Players: 2

EA Sports’ flagship American football franchise has been overtaken by many other sports games on this list, but Madden NFL 22 has at least got the brand back on track. The expected improvements to Franchise Mode mean that it finally has some key systems, like play week planning and coordinators. It’s still a long way from where it needs to be, but Ultimate Team has some great content and The Yard is a nice alternative to authentic football. The less said about Face of the Franchise, the better.


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Best sports games for PS4

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What are the best sports games for PS4? Whether you are a die-hard football fan or a casual basketball fan, there is no doubt that sports games are by far the most popular on consoles like the PlayStation 4. Covering both hardcore simulations and adaptations. more arcade, we have compiled the best sports games for PS4 on this page – and you can enjoy virtually all of them without breaking a sweat. Of course, if motorsport is more your thing then be sure to refer to our Best PS4 Racing Games guide as well as our Best PS4 Games listing. You can also find the Best sports games for PS5 via the link.

Best sports games for PS4

Below is a list of best sports games for PS4. These are the best sports games available on PlayStation 4, presented in no particular order, as determined by our editorial team.

Mutant Football League (PS4)

Mutant Football League (PS4)Mutant Football League (PS4)

Editor: Digital dream entertainment / Developer: Digital dream entertainment

Release date: January 19, 2018 (United States) / January 19, 2018 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Arcade
  • Sport: Football
  • Players: 4

Inspired by EA’s old SEGA Genesis game, Mutant Football League takes an apocalyptic look on the grill, where quarterbacks can literally be taken down when fired. It’s buggy and lopsided, but American football fans will appreciate the use of puns, while the fast-paced arcade action is reminiscent of the happy days of NFL Blitz.

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EA Sports UFC 4 (PS4)

EA Sports UFC 4 (PS4)EA Sports UFC 4 (PS4)

Editor: EA Sports / Developer: EA Vancouver

Release date: August 14, 2020 (United States) / August 14, 2020 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simcade
  • Sport: Mixed martial arts
  • Players: 2

EA Sports UFC 4 retains the heart-wrenching spectacle of the sport it was inspired by, but adds an arcade sparkle that should attract more casual fans for the first time. A more accessible grappling mini-game, paired with the exceptional ground gameplay from the previous episode and an extended single-player campaign mode, this is a knockout for mixed martial arts fans.

Windjammers (PS4)

Windjammers (PS4)Windjammers (PS4)

Editor: Dotemu / Developer: Dotemu

Release date: August 29, 2017 (United States) / August 29, 2017 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Arcade
  • Sport: Frisbee
  • Players: 2

There is a dearth of new arcade sports games on the PS4, but luckily the legendary SNK Frisbee Windjammers launcher has stood the test of time. In fact a ’90s-themed take on Pong, this cult classic sees you running across colorful courts throwing flying discs at a range of trendy enemies. This faithful conversion is carried over into online play, making it a must-have for newcomers and longtime fans of the original.

PGA 2K21 Tour (PS4)

PGA 2K21 Tour (PS4)PGA 2K21 Tour (PS4)

Editor: Sports 2K / Developer: HB Studios

Release date: August 21, 2020 (United States) / August 21, 2020 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Simulation
  • Sport: Golf
  • Players: 20

Golf Club was one of the most notable indie sports games on PS4, but now it has a publisher and a budget behind it. The PGA Tour 2K21 retains the features that made its predecessors such solid golf simulations, but it improves the overall broadcast-style presentation and incorporates a slew of licensed courses and professional players to compete against. It’s still not quite a hole in one, but HB Studios is getting closer.

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS4)

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS4)OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood (PS4)

Editor: Roll7 / Developer: Roll7

Release date: March 3, 2015 (United States) / March 4, 2015 (UK / EU)
  • Type: Arcade
  • Sport: Skateboarding
  • Players: 4

OlliOlli 2: Welcome to Olliwood’s touch controls, just as tactile as the original, and with more combo options and challenges than ever before, browsing this two-dimensional title is anything but a chore.

Cricket-Bangladesh’s Tamim banned from New Zealand tour – report

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Bangladesh opener Tamim Iqbal was excluded from his two-test run in New Zealand in January due to a thumb injury, cricketer site Cricbuzz reported on Tuesday. The report quotes Debashish Chowdhury, chief medical officer of the Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB), as saying that Tamim would need a month of rest to recover from the injury he sustained last month.

Tamim, who withdrew from this year’s Twenty20 World Cup due to lack of playing time as he recovered from a knee injury, was left out of the two-game last week. Bangladesh’s home testing against Pakistan, which begins Friday, due to the injury. . “He met the doctor and they advised him to take a month’s rest although he didn’t need any surgery,” Chowdhury told Cricbuzz https://www.cricbuzz.com/cricket-news / 119946 / tamim-ruled- exit-from-new-zealand-tour-with-thumb-injury.

“In this case, the New Zealand tour is missing.” Reuters has contacted the BCB for confirmation.

Bangladesh are scheduled to play the first game against New Zealand at Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui from January 1, followed by the second game at Hagley Oval in Christchurch from January 9. Both tests will be part of the 2021-23 Cycle Team Test World Championship.

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Racist footballer comment overshadows moving moment for Roma teenager

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The heartwarming moment of AS Roma manager Jose Mourinho gave Felix Afena-Gyan a new pair of sneakers after his stunning brace as a late Serie A replacement for Genoa on Sunday was overshadowed by a racist remark made by someone in the room. In a video posted online by the Ghanaian striker on Monday, an unidentified man off camera can be heard saying in Italian “there are bananas inside” as the 18-year-old unwrapped the box he was given Mourinho.

Neither Mourinho nor Afena-Gyan, who spoke in English, reacted to the comment made as the forward unwrapped his gift. The club was not immediately available for comment.

The video, which was shared widely online, came after Afena-Gyan came off the bench to score two stunning goals in Roma’s 2-0 Serie A nL1N2SC0J1 win over Genoa on Sunday. After the match, Mourinho said he “promised to buy him (Afena-Gyan) a pair of shoes he likes which costs 800 euros ($ 899.20)” and the Portuguese coach kept his word.

The teenager, who arrived in Rome from his native Ghana to join the club’s Under-19 team in January, only made his senior debut last month and has yet to start a first-team game . He was signed for the last 15 minutes against Genoa and had a huge impact, slipping in the opener before scoring a superb long-range strike in stoppage time to send Mourinho’s side to fifth in the table. .

“Mourinho teaches me a lot and I learn a lot from him. He is someone who has accomplished a lot in his career and he is a great person. I am happy to work with him,” said Afena-Gyan at Roma website https://www.asroma.com/en/news/2021/11/Felix-thanks-Mourinho-after-star-turn. ($ 1 = € 0.8897)

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The most popular sporting events in the world

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(STL.News) Sport is an integral part of human culture. This has been the case since time immemorial. Almost everyone in the world will have an interest or at least an interest in one type of sport or another. The popularity of various sporting activities is also increasing as internet connectivity and television rights continue to expand across the world.
While all kinds of sports have impressive audience figures, some are doing better than others. The number of spectators varies widely from sport to sport and this is easily seen from the audience of sporting events. To put that in perspective, let’s take a look at the most popular sporting events today.

Fifa World Cup

The World Cup is without a doubt the most anticipated sporting event on the planet. It occurs every four years, and in those years it is often one of the most watched sporting events in the world. On average, the World Cup audience is 3.5 billion people. Football or soccer, as it is commonly known, is already establishing itself as one of the most recognizable sporting activities in the world. So it’s no surprise that the World Cup brings together so many people to celebrate beautiful sport.

Other equally footballing events that draw an equally massive audience are the Women’s World Cup, the UEFA Champions League and the FIFA Confederation Cup.

Olympic Games

Now the Olympics are a different kind of event. This is because it involves multiple sports and athletics unlike the other events listed here. It often attracts more viewers than any other sport for this reason. In 2008, the Beijing Olympics drew 600 million viewers, which is very close to the number of viewers for the 2010 World Cup final. That’s the size of these games.

Tour de France

It turns out that there are many people around the world who are deeply interested in cycling tournaments. The Tour de France is the biggest in the world and it has the numbers to prove it. With up to 3.5 billion viewers, the event that takes place in France each summer is a prestigious sports competition that resonates with many fans. It is a very difficult route which often involves cycling through incredible landscapes. This perhaps adds to its appeal.

Cricket world cup

The popularity of cricket is quite disproportionate, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that it is one of the most watched sports. In some countries like Pakistan and India, it is the most watched single and this has contributed to its dominance as one of the main sporting events. At least 400 million viewers come together every four years to watch the Cricket World Cup. Some cricket matches have even attracted audiences of over a billion people.

The Super Bowl

In America, few sporting events are even close to being as big as the Super Bowl. This American football event is the National Football League championship game and it has the numbers to back it up. Each year, it attracts tens or even hundreds of millions of viewers, most of them from the United States. Although it does not enjoy such popularity outside the country, the part of the American population that is fans is very respectable considering the population of the country.

NBA Finals

For basketball fans, few leagues are as popular as the NBA. Fans always follow their favorite teams throughout an 82-game regular season that typically ends in the playoffs and finally, the NBA Finals. These finals are often honored by many spectators as well as public figures and celebrities. This further adds to its appeal with a peak audience of over 16 million people in a single game.

NCAA Finals

College sports are also no slouch when it comes to the world’s most popular sporting events. In fact, this is usually where professional athletes start. So it’s no surprise that NCAA basketball games are so important. Players can not only show off their talent, but also put teams from their schools on the map. The maximum viewership for the event has passed 16 million, making it almost as popular as the NBA Finals.

Honorable mentions

Other incredible sporting events with huge viewership numbers that we can’t leave out include the Rugby World Cup, Kentucky Derby, Masters, Boxing, and the World Series. There are plenty of events to watch out for depending on where you are and what interests you have. It all depends on the sport you like. There is always a chance that there will be an event just for that.

You have mail … – The Royal Gazette

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Bermuda Post’s decision to expand its international mail service should not have come as a surprise. After all, his 2020 business plan was announced in the House of Assembly a year ago and one of the deliverables was the package delivery partnerships.

In my last opinion, “whether to privatize or not”, I said that public transport should remain a public service because of the positive benefits which also align with the current challenges and objectives of the country. That is, to help reduce traffic jams, reduce the number of traffic accidents, protect the environment and reduce the cost of living.

While there is a good argument to be made for maintaining and even expanding Bermuda’s public transport services, I don’t see a similar path for the post office. In this context, I question the government’s strategy of increasing competition and causing friction with one of its main job-creating players.

Malcolm Raynor has worked in the telecommunications industry in Bermuda for over 30 years. Benefiting from Cable & Wireless internal training and education programs in Bermuda, Barbados, Saint Lucia (University of the West Indies) and Great Britain, he has reached the level of Senior Vice President. Independent thinker with a moderate ideology, his opinions are influenced by principles, data and trends

When unveiling the 2020 business plan, it was misleading for the minister to say: “The Bermuda Post value chain, compared to its competitors, relies heavily on its competitive prices.” While competition is healthy in a market to control prices and rates, is it a fair fight for a government institution that operates at a large loss to take on private companies that have to operate at a profit to maintain itself?

I am aware of the decline of the traditional economic model of the Post, and I understand that the goal is to make more income to reduce its deficit. However, at what cost? There is now no more love between the government and the e-commerce packaging industry. Whatever relationship there was, it’s definitely worse now.

More importantly, trust within the entire retail sector is broken, as overseas purchases are openly encouraged by a government which should instead provide economic security and assistance to businesses operating in the United States. the island.

This situation reminds me of a video that had previously gone viral on social media. It featured two gazelles locking horns and fighting against each other, arguing over what I suppose is territory. The two perceived enemies were so busy and focused on their disagreement that they didn’t notice a real threat looming on the horizon. Frame by frame of the video, there was danger running towards them. Gazelle spectators quickly left, as soon as it became apparent that a lion was coming to join the fray, hoping to have a five-course meal. The two in conflict continued to fight, and unfortunately for one of the gazelles, the lion got her wish.

The two gazelles fighting for the territory recall the Post Office and the local e-commerce packaging company. The lion, who is the king of the jungle, is Amazon, and that is the real danger to the courier industry in Bermuda, as well as the local retail industry as a whole.

Many of us are aware that Amazon has devoured its competition in its own home market in the United States and is the # 1 overseas retailer Bermuda and residents use when shopping. in line. What many ignore is Amazon Air, which has been the fastest growing airline to date.

Amazon Air is a cargo airline that operates exclusively for the transport of Amazon packages. It leases most of its cargo planes, but recently added to its fleet by purchasing used Boeing jets from other airlines. The number of planes at Amazon Air is expected to double in size over the past year, taking full advantage of the pandemic and the challenges it has faced for airlines. Amazon clearly has the ambition to build its own air cargo empire.

How will it be for Bermuda, who knows. Our small market may not be feasible for Amazon to fly its own plane to the island. However, one cannot rule out the possibility. Amazon’s goal is for customers to sign up for its Prime service, as this is a key factor in its long-term success. In order to be able to offer Amazon Prime, there must be a fast delivery option, which is usually two days. The only way to do this is to use your own plane. Like the lion in search of his next meal, Amazon is a beast, and he wants his brand to stay sticky to keep customers buying his products.

One of the stated goals of the Bermuda Post Office is to position itself to provide services to businesses large and small. It remains to be seen whether its initiatives, which are outlined in the Business Plan 2020, will be affected by the decision to promote online shopping abroad.

To achieve the Post’s overall goal of increasing revenue, the focus should have been on its strength – last mile services. I have a few suggestions that could have been explored as well, that wouldn’t have ruffled anyone.

Work with e-commerce packaging companies, not against them

Instead of intensifying competition with local businesses in this sector, La Poste could position itself as the last mile delivery person and complement them, whether it is hand delivery or pickup in the store. one of its post offices across the island. . This logistics program could then be used as a last mile deliverer for goods purchased online from local retail businesses, which have plenty of room to grow.

Direct mail is not dead

In fact, direct mail is making a comeback. The more online ads appear on all social media platforms, the harder it is for businesses to get their message across to consumers. Direct mail now has a better response rate than online ads and email campaigns as people are increasingly overwhelmed by digital marketing.

There are only a few retail businesses on the island that periodically use direct mail flyers to advertise their products. I don’t know the reasons for the low turnout. However, this looks like an opportunity to create an island-wide or parish-wide bi-weekly or monthly flyer delivery service to accommodate small businesses.

Create your own digital platform

La Poste must expand its last mile distribution by asserting itself in the digital space. Emails are less and less secure and it is very easy to create bogus and fraudulent messages. By creating a digital platform that requires a secure two-step login, all government bills and important notices could be posted for retrieval instead of sending regular email correspondence.

Privatize a service

As the Post moves towards parcel delivery, the service that should eventually be entrusted to individuals is the sale of stamps to the public. It would not be revolutionary, because other countries are already using this type of model. This would help reduce the overhead costs of a declining service while not affecting our obligation to provide accessible and affordable means of communication.

Kudos to the post office for creating a plan that will shape it for the future. It was good to involve a reputable company like KPMG, although it seemed to me that its scope was a bit narrow. That said, it was a misstep for the Post to establish its own link with a US-based courier provider, creating mistrust within the business community in the process.

I don’t know if Amazon is becoming more of a threat to local retailers. Amazon has a habit of eliminating its competitors and removing middlemen from its supply chain.

The MyBermudaPost service is myopic and makes the challenges that local retailers face in operating their businesses on the island even more difficult. It’s important to remember that overseas online retailers do not employ Bermudians, support other local businesses, and pay salaries and other government taxes. It is not a focus on the big picture.

Malcolm Raynor has worked in the telecommunications industry in Bermuda for over 30 years. Benefiting from Cable & Wireless internal training and education programs in Bermuda, Barbados, Saint Lucia (University of the West Indies) and Great Britain, he has reached the level of Senior Vice President. Independent thinker with a moderate ideology, his opinions are influenced by principles, data and trends

Lyon-Marseille match abandoned after the shock of a water bottle against Payet

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A French league match between Lyon and Marseille was scrapped after Marseille midfielder Dimitri Payet was hit in the head by a water bottle thrown from the stands as he took a corner kick in the latest violence in supporters against French football. Payet collapsed to the ground in the fifth minute of the game in Lyon, 0-0, but was able to get up after receiving medical treatment. The referee ordered the players to return to the locker room with the suspension of play. After waiting around 75 minutes, an announcement in the stadium announced that play would resume but warned that “the match will be suspended if there is has another incident “. The Lyon players returned to the field after the announcement but the Marseille players remained in their locker room, reluctant to resume play, Payet saying he was shocked by the incident. Lyon warmed up for ten minutes before returning to the locker room. About two hours after kick-off, it was announced that the game had been discontinued. “My sporting decision has always been not to resume the game,” referee Ruddy Buquet told Amazon Prime Video. “A player has been physically injured. We have to protect the football players. We are responsible for their safety, which is why the final decision was made.” Buquet went on to explain why it took so long to abandon the game.

“There are so many factors to take into account. There is a packed stadium, there are players to be evacuated,” said Buquet. “These are important factors in terms of safety.” Payet was taunted by Lyon supporters during the warm-up and was the target of discriminatory slurs, according to French league officials. “He is psychologically injured,” Marseille President Pablo Longoria said of Payet.

“What is happening is not normal. We have always condemned any kind of violence.” The supporter who threw the bottle was reportedly found and ejected from the stadium. “The culprit was arrested. There was no risk that things would become aggressive again,” said Lyon President Jean-Michel Aulas. “I think we are well organized here in terms of security … We think the game could have resumed without a problem.” Aulas criticized Marseille for not having resumed the match. “There was such a violent reaction (from Marseille) that Mr. Buquet asked to review the perfect (regional) and reconsider his decision,” said Aulas.

Aulas was conciliatory towards Payet.

“We send him our apologies. It makes us sad,” Aulas said on the club’s website. The French league blamed the host club and local authorities, saying the league had done its best to deter violence with penalties such as point deductions and games played behind closed doors. “These new serious incidents are a reminder that safety during matches is the responsibility of the host club and the local authorities, who have the final say on the resumption or abandonment of a match,” French league officials said. in a press release. “In such circumstances, the French championship regrets the decision to (attempt to) resume the Lyon-Marseille match by the regional prefect.” The statement added that “repeated serious incidents destroy the image of the French league in France and abroad. After these new extremely serious events, the disciplinary commission of the French league will meet tomorrow for an urgent meeting”. This is not the first time this season that a French league match has been marred by fan violence. And Marseille has already been the target of violence from supporters. A match between Nice and Marseille in August was abandoned after supporters threw projectiles and invaded the pitch. Payet was also hit by a bottle in this game and sent it back to the fans. Players and staff were also involved in a brawl. Nice received a two-point penalty, one of which was suspended, and the game was rescheduled and replayed in October in a neutral location with no fans. Montpellier supporters threw projectiles at Marseille players in August when the game was suspended for more than 10 minutes. Valentin Rongier had his lip cut off by a projectile. In September, supporters invaded Anger’s pitch as Marseille and Angers supporters clashed. Other clubs have also been hit by crowd issues. In September, supporters invaded the lawn of Lens in the northern derby between Lens and Lille. Fights broke out in the stands between Lensiens and Lille supporters. In September, a teenager was injured by a projected seat during a match between PSG and Lyon. In October, a game between Saint-Etienne and Angers was delayed by around an hour due to a pitch invasion and flares launched into the pitch before kick-off. “After such a night, I think what one can ask, given the situation, is that French football is seriously considering stopping this type of incident,” said Longoria.

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Major sporting events in Houston: November 22-28, 2021

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KJ Martin takes off for a dunk against the Phoenix Suns | Photo: Logan Riely; courtesy of the Houston Rockets

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, November 22 through Sunday, November 28, 2021.

This week, Thanksgiving brings the return of popular racing events so you can pre-match well before the Big Turkey Meal.

Plus, professional sport continues as the Rockets and Texans look to break through their struggles against visiting opposition.

Want to learn more about the sports that take place around H-Town? Find more live games and sports throughout the month in the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 5 games and sporting events in Houston this week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Chicago Bulls at Toyota Center | wednesday 24 november – The new-looking (and scorching) Bulls led by Zach LaVine and DeMar DeRozan stop the night before Thanksgiving for an East-West showdown. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • BakerRipley Houston Turkey Trotting at the Waterwall | Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25 – The annual Thanksgiving tradition returns to an in-person event in the Galleria area this year, sending hundreds of runners from the Waterwall, through Uptown and Tanglewood, and ending just north of Westheimer Road. Registration is $ 30 for an untimed 5K, $ 35 for an untimed 10K, $ 15 for the Kid’s Run. 7:30 am.
  • YMCA Race Through the Woods at Cynthia Woods Mitchell Lodge | Thanksgiving, Thursday, November 25 – The 32nd Annual Woodlands Tradition will see thousands of runners take to the woods around the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion to help support local nonprofit organizations. Registration is $ 45 for the 5 mile and 3 mile race; $ 40 for the 3 mile walk; $ 40 for the 1 mile kids’ run. 7:30 am.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Charlotte Hornets at Toyota Center | saturday 27 november –LaMelo Ball leads the Charlotte Hornets to Houston for a conference clash over Thanksgiving weekend. Tickets range from $ 25 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs New York Jets at NRG Stadium | Sunday November 28 – Houston hosts the Jets in the first of three straight home games as the season heads to the home stretch. Tickets range from $ 30 to over $ 240, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.

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Longtime Houstonian Justin Jerkins oversees all manner of events in H-Town, including breweries, sports, concerts, must-see destinations and more while serving as the editor of 365 things to do in Houston.

Virtual Reality (VR) Sports Games Market Report Reveals Profitable Outlook for 2021-2026

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  • Records of sales volume and revenue achieved by each application segment during the analysis period
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Soccer-Uruguay coach Tabarez sacked after 15 years in charge

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Uruguay have sacked coach Oscar Tabarez after 15 years of service following a series of disappointing World Cup qualifying results, the country’s FA (AUF) announced on Friday. Uruguay’s 3-0 loss to Bolivia https://www.reuters.com/article/soccer-worldcup-bol-ury-report-idUKKBN2I12IY on Tuesday was their fourth straight loss and left them seventh in qualifying south -american for the final phase of Qatar 2022, one point behind Colombia who currently occupy the last place of automatic qualification.

“We strongly express that this decision does not ignore Tabarez’s important contribution to Uruguayan football,” AUF said in a statement posted on its website https://www.auf.org.uy/comunicado-de -la-auf-19 -11-2021. “We salute and recognize the fundamental sporting achievements achieved during these 15 years, which have once again placed Uruguay at the top of world football.

“The AUF Executive Committee has made this difficult decision under the current circumstances, committed to the near future and achieving the results we all hope for.” Tabarez, 74, took charge of the national team for a second stint in 2006 and led Uruguay to the 2010 World Cup semi-finals and the Copa America title a year later.

He was previously at the helm between 1988 and 1990. Uruguay will travel to Paraguay in their next qualifying match on January 27.

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Tennis-WTA threatens to withdraw China tournaments against Peng

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Outcry over the fate of Chinese tennis star Peng Shuai escalated as the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) threatened to withdraw tournaments from China over his disappearance and the White House asked Beijing to prove that she was safe. Former world number one double Peng has not been seen or heard from publicly since she said on Chinese social media on November 2 that former vice premier Zhang Gaoli had forced her into dating sex https://www.reuters.com/world/china/ chinese tennis star peng says ex-vice premier forced her to have sex-2021-11-03 and they then had an intermittent consensual relationship.

Neither Zhang nor the Chinese government has commented on his allegation. Peng’s social media post was quickly removed, and the topic was blocked in heavily censored internet discussions in China. Concerns https://www.reuters.com/article/tennis-china-peng-itf/tennis-itf-says-player-safety-top-priority-amid-concerns-over-chinas-peng-idINL1N2S91BO among world tennis The community and beyond have grown over Peng’s safety and plight since his allegation, with the WTA calling for an investigation.

Some of the world’s best tennis players, including Serena Williams and Naomi Osaka, as well as the German Olympic Committee, used the social media hashtag #WhereIsPengShuai. The White House on Friday called on the Chinese government to provide “independent and verifiable evidence” of Peng’s whereabouts and security.

“We are deeply concerned about reports that Peng Shuai appears to have disappeared after accusing an elder [People’s Republic of China] senior responsible for sexual assault, “spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineany called for transparency.

“Our country is deeply committed to respect for human rights. Transparency is absolutely necessary on accusations of sexual assault such as the Peng Shuai situation,” she wrote on Twitter on Friday. “We are following this file closely with the tennis authorities and the Quai d’Orsay (Ministry of Foreign Affairs).”

The issue emerged as China prepares to host the Winter Olympics in Beijing in February amid calls from global human rights groups and others to boycott its rights record. humans. The International Olympic Committee declined to comment on the Peng case, saying it believed “quiet diplomacy” offered the best opportunity for a solution. UN human rights spokesperson Liz Throssell has called for evidence of Peng’s fate and well-being as well as a transparent investigation into his allegations.

WTA chief executive Steve Simon told CNN and other U.S. media on Thursday that the tour would consider removing tournaments worth tens of millions of dollars from China. In a statement to Reuters on Friday, Simon said the WTA was “at a crossroads” with China.

“We continue to demand independent and verifiable evidence that Peng Shuai is safe and that his allegation of sexual assault will be fully, fair and uncensored. If not, the WTA is ready to do what is fair, ”he said. EXPANSION AXIS

Hu Xijin, editor-in-chief of China’s Global Times, responded on Friday to Simon’s comments at https://twitter.com/HuXijin_GT/status/1461616999897862148 to CNN on Twitter, saying, “Do not use a coercive tone when expressing concerns about China “. “Maybe you did it out of goodwill. But you have to understand China, including understanding how the system you don’t like promoted the real rights of 1.4 billion Chinese,” Hu said. , whose newspaper is published by the official People’s Daily of the ruling Communist Party.

The WTA said it was not responding to Hu’s tweet. China has been at the center of the WTA’s most aggressive expansion in the past decade and has hosted nine tournaments in the 2019 season with a total of $ 30.4 million in prizes offered.

The end-of-season WTA Finals had a purse of $ 14 million in 2019 when they were first played in Shenzhen. The finals were canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic and moved this year to Guadalajara, Mexico, but the WTA has said it will return to Shenzhen from 2022 to 2030.

Streaming platform iQiyi is WTA’s digital rights partner in China, signing a 10-year deal worth $ 120 million. The agreement began in 2017. HEAVILY CENSORED IN CHINA

The hashtag #WhereIsPengShuai has so far racked up more than 32 million mentions on Facebook’s Instagram and Twitter, according to hashtag analysis site BrandMentions. Both platforms are blocked in China. In contrast, the subject remains heavily censored in tightly controlled Chinese cyberspace. Searches for the official WTA account on China’s Twitter-like platform Weibo on Friday yielded no results although his account remained available. Peng’s name on Weibo also continues to show no search results.

Peng had not been seen or heard from since his post until Wednesday, when WTA’s Simon said he received an email allegedly from Peng and denying the sexual assault allegations, which put in doubt https: //www.reuters. com / business / media-telecom / wtas-simon-voices-concern-over-statement-attribued-peng-2021-11-18. Chinese state media also posted the letter on Twitter. Hu, who has a particularly high profile in the tightly controlled Chinese state media, weighed in on the scandal on Twitter earlier Friday, saying he did not believe she had been the target of retaliation.

“As someone familiar with the Chinese system, I don’t think Peng Shuai suffered any retaliation and repression speculated by foreign media for what people have been talking about,” he said on Twitter. He made no similar comment on his official Weibo account.

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