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Sapporo shows strong support for 2030 Winter Olympics

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Chelsea financially perilous after Abramovich sanction

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Lavish spending, backed only by Roman Abramovich’s investment, funded Chelsea’s 21 trophies in his 19 years as owner. Now there are fears the Premier League club could run out of money after the UK government sanctioned the Russian oligarch and froze his assets.

A team that won the Champions League last year and were crowned world champions by FIFA a month ago have now seen certain banking facilities frozen with officials unable to use company credit cards while that Barclaycard assesses what is permitted by government rules.

Chelsea are only allowed to continue to operate and play games under government-defined conditions through a special licence, with spending caps and a ban on ticket sales which will hurt cash flow of a club with a latest published payroll of almost £28m (USD 36m) per month.

Chelsea officials held talks with the government on Friday to discuss how the club can continue to pay staff, operate Stamford Bridge on matchdays and ensure the club can be sold.

Abramovich had already announced his intention to sell his trophy last week before being sanctioned on Thursday for his ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin following the invasion of Ukraine.

The Raine Group, an investment bank, is working on the sale process on behalf of Abramovich, who remains owner of Chelsea. He originally hoped to divert the proceeds to a new foundation for victims of the war in Ukraine, which he has yet to condemn for Putin’s launch. But the government will only sanction a sale that does not benefit Abramovich as the government tightens the screws on influential people it sees as empowering for the Putin regime.

There are potential buyers waiting in the wings, including British property investor Nick Candy and Todd Boehly, co-owner of MLB’s Los Angeles Dodgers.

“I would describe Chelsea as a struggling asset,” said Rob Wilson, a football finance expert from Sheffield Hallam University, “and the association they have with the owner is what afflicts them.” The only bright spots for Chelsea on their second day as a sanctioned entity were no more suspended sponsors after shirt backer communications firm Three requested their logo be removed. Jersey manufacturer Nike had not yet stopped its sponsorship. Another sponsor, hotel search site Trivago, said it would continue to sponsor the training kits.

“We look forward to a transition of ownership as soon as possible and want to support the club in this process,” Trivago said. “We will provide any updates to our business relationship as and when appropriate.” The statement condemned the “unprovoked and catastrophic invasion of Ukraine” without naming Russia. Hotels on its website could still be booked in Russia on Friday evening.

Travel booking is an imminent challenge for Chelsea. The trip to France to face Lille in the Champions League next week has already been bought. But travel expenses for future games have been capped at £20,000 by the government. Chelsea can also spend just £500,000 on matchdays – starting on Sunday at home to Newcastle in the Premier League which the club have won five times under Abramovich. The league title had only been won once in the 98 years before Abramovich bought the club in 2003.

Chelsea have only made a profit five times during their ownership, according to the respected Swiss Ramble Twitter account which analyzes club accounts. There have been cumulative losses of around £900 million in almost two decades of Abramovich ownership, while annual revenues have fallen from £110 million in 2003 to £435 million in the last financial year.

The way Abramovich backed the Blues with his money to turn them into a force, partly for personal status, is similar to how other oligarchs paid WNBA players like Brittney Griner $1 million to come. play for their company-sponsored teams in Russia.

Chelsea were dependent on the £1.5bn in loans Abramovich injected into the club which he said he would not ask to be repaid. The last reported cash reserves for Chelsea’s parent company were just £17.7m. The club can’t even sell merchandise anymore, with the club shop closing hours after the sanction was announced on Thursday. The government also prohibits selling new tickets to generate revenue. Only season ticket holders can attend Premier League matches. There is the possibility that the stadium could be empty for a potential Champions League quarter-final, as tickets for those matches would not be included for fans who have purchased season tickets. Chelsea are also unable to sell tickets for next week’s FA Cup game at Middlesbrough, hitting the Second Division club as well.

The impact could be felt more harshly by the fact that temporary staff are no longer required to work at Chelsea matches.

“We would like the club to have the ability to trade as close to maximum capacity as possible,” said Dan Silver of the Chelsea Supporters Trust. “All these people are relying on this (money) to put food on the plate. It’s hard for them, and the punishment that falls all the way down is hard.

“We don’t want jobs to be lost because of this, because the main thing is to protect and take care of everyone at the club.” The priority will be to avoid having to go through the administration – bankruptcy protection. History, however, could repeat itself. Chelsea were sold for £1 in 1982 to Ken Bates due to financial problems, then Abramovich stepped in with their takeover in 2003 when there were further cash flow problems.

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Top games and sporting events this month: March 2022

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The Dash will open the NWSL Challenge Cup at home in March | Courtesy of Houston Dash

Grab a ticket and some popcorn for our picks for the best games and sporting events in Houston in March 2022.

This month, the sporting action resumes across the city and you’ll get to see the end of the historic Cougars season, NBA superstars at Toyota Center, the return of the Dash to the court and, potentially , the return of the Houston Astros. at Minute Maid Park.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights of this month’s sports calendar, but you can read more about the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 10 sports games and events this month: March 2022

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All Wii Sports games are missing from Switch Sports

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Another sequel to Sports Wiicalled Nintendo Switch Sports, was recently announced, but it won’t include all of the games featured in previous releases. The new game was revealed during the February 2022 Nintendo Direct, where some of its new and returning features were showcased. Nintendo Switch Sports will launch with six games to play, with a seventh planned via a free update coming in the fall. Of all the games included in Sports Wii and Wii Sports Complex11 are missing Nintendo Switch Sports.

Sports Wii is one of the most popular games ever made, in part because it’s a pack-in title with the console in North America. It was basically a tech demo, letting people get familiar with the Wii Remote and its motion controls. It also allowed players to use the brand new Mii they created. Simple game mechanics realized Sports Wii huge success as a party title, which eventually led to a more expansive sequel, Wii Sports Complex. Both are in the top three best-selling Wii games of all time, alongside Mario Kart Wii. the original Sports Wii would later be remastered in high definition for the Wii U as Wii Sports Club.

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Nintendo Switch Sports is being reborn Sports Wii classics like bowling, tennis, and possibly golf, which are coming in the update scheduled for fall. It is also to bring back Wii Sports Complex‘s Swordplay game like Chambara, a term that is usually used in the context of what is called samurai cinema in English. In addition to these throwback games, Nintendo Switch Sports introduces three new ones to the range: Badminton, Volleyball and Soccer. That leaves two missing from Sports Wiiand nine of the greatest Wii Sports Complex.


Wii sports games missing from Nintendo Switch Sports


Nintendo Switch Sports doesn't have two Wii Sports games

Baseball

One of the two Sports Wii missing games in Nintendo Switch Sports is baseball. This one feels like an odd omission given how popular the sport is in Japan, despite baseball never being one of them. Wii Sports Complex. Players will just have to get their baseball fix from the recently revealed Switch version of MLB The Show 22, featuring Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani on the cover. Although nowhere near as sophisticated as The show, Sports Wii Baseball had a surprising amount of variety in its pitch, which included fastball, curveball, screwball, and splitter.

Boxing


Boxing was also dropped from the series after Sports Wiiand will not return in Nintendo Switch Sports. Two Miis would face off in the ring until one was eliminated, or three rounds passed, after which a judge would decide the winner. Boxing can be played either in split-screen with two competitors or against Miis CPUs whose skills increase gradually.

Wii Sports Resort games missing from Nintendo Switch Sports


Nine games from Wii Sports Resort are missing from Nintendo Switch Sports

Air sports

The Air Sports game in Wii Sports Complex consisted of three different variants: Dogfight, Island Flyover, and Skydiving. In Dogfight, two players try to pop the balloons behind each other’s plane by shooting at them. Island Flyover gives players five minutes on a plane to collect as many objectives called iPoints as possible. Each iPoint provides trivia about where it was found on Wuhu Island. Skydiving allows players to drop through the air and connect with other Miis to take photos.


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Archery

Bows are common weapons in games like Forbidden Horizon Westcorn Wii Sports Complex only allows players to shoot targets in its Archery game mode. There are three different difficulties for players to aim their bow with the Wii Remote: Beginner, Intermediate, and Expert. Each has varying distances to the target, which sometimes moves, and different wind conditions which affect arrow flight. There is also a hidden target in each range – usually a piece of food placed somewhere in the environment.

Basketball

Basketball is played for the first time in Wii Sports Complex in the form of a 3-Point Contest, like what we see during the NBA All-Star weekend. Players shoot 25 threes from five different locations along the 3-point arc, with the last ball in each rack worth extra points. Completing the contest in 3 points will unlock the three-on-three pick-up game, which has opposing teams of increasing difficulty like Boxing in Sports Wii. There are plenty of Miis CPUs to play basketball against, but there is no offseason to impact the game like NBA 2K22.


Canoe Kayak

Players race either against the clock or against each other Wii Sports ComplexThe Canoe game mode. The Speed ​​Challenge and VS variants have three difficulty levels Beginner, Intermediate and Expert, which determine the number of obstacles in the water. The Wii Remote is held vertically like a canoe paddle. There’s also a practice mode to help players master the controls, where they help a mother duck find her 10 scattered ducklings in a lake.

Cycling

Cycling is quite similar to canoeing, putting players in a variety of racing scenarios where they use both the Wii Remote and the Nunchuck to pedal a bike. Two players can play the VS variant, where they compete against each other and a small team of Miis in races through Wii Sports Complexis the island of Wuhu. The single-player road race allows participants to race against up to 100 CPU Miis, which now seems like a prophetic look at the future of battle royale games.

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Frisbee

Like most of Wii Sports Complex left out games Nintendo Switch Sports, Frisbee also has several variants, Frisbee Dog and Frisbee Golf. Frisbee Dog has players standing on a beach and throwing a Frisbee for a dog to catch, aiming for the dog to catch the disc in the center of a target on the ground. Frisbee Golf, officially known as Disc Golf in real life, will allow players to play on an 18-hole course where the goal is to land the Frisbee in a series of baskets in as few throws as possible.

cruise power

Power Cruising puts the player’s Mii on a jet ski and tasks it with driving it through a series of checkpoints. Playing solo puts Power Cruising on a timer, but multiple people can compete where points are awarded for being the first through a checkpoint. The game reminds Wave Race 64which could appear on NSO, according to a datamine.

Table tennis

Table tennis, sometimes called ping-pong, is also excluded from Nintendo Switch Sports, although it is at least partially represented by two other racket sports, tennis and badminton. Two players can compete in table tennis, or one can play against processors of increasing difficulty. There is also a return challenge where players try to return as many balls as possible to the other side of the table without missing them.

Wakeboarding

The wakeboard supports up to four players, but only one at a time. Players are pulled behind a boat, repeatedly jumping out of its wake (hence the sport’s name) and performing tricks to score points. The framework on the island of Wuhu is probably responsible for Wii Sports Complexthe propensity of for aquatic modes, none of which will be in the new game. Players may have the chance to try some throwbacks Sports Wii game modes in the Nintendo Switch Sports Online game test, whose registrations open on February 15.

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The American sports website is promoting the next Super Bowl via… Attack on Titans?

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American football is cruel and unforgiving, and yet it is also beautiful.

It’s February, which means only one thing for American football fans – it’s getting closer to superbowl Sunday. I’m not ashamed to admit that I know almost nothing about the world of touchdowns and quarterbacks, partly because I’m British and partly because I think the sport is boring, but I’m informed of reliably that the Super Bowl is a very big deal in the world of American football because it is the championship game of the National Football League of the United States.

Until a few days ago, I had absolutely no idea the Super Bowl was near, but thanks to a recent tweet from the American sports news site Launderer’s Report, I not only know when the Super Bowl is going to be, but also which teams will be competing against each other. The tweet in question features familiar images of the anime worldto know The attack of the Titans.

The picture shows Los Angeles Rams quarterback Matthew Stafford facing Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow, who is portrayed as a Titan. Some tweets asked why the Cincinnati Bengals were pictured like the Titans in this image, but since the game will take place at the Los Angeles Rams stadium in Sofia Stadiumit’s almost like they’re defending their turf against the Bengals, just like Eren and the gang defended their home against the Titans – hence the title “Attack on SoFi” on the image.

The image isn’t just any old piece of fan art either; it is based on the promotional image from the final season of the anime.

Japanese netizens were all abuzz with Bleacher Report’s imaginative post, which currently has over 57,000 likes.

“Does that mean Attack on Titan is more popular around the world than Squid Game?”
“I didn’t know it was so popular overseas!”
“The fact that over 10 million people are following this account and seeing this is amazing!”
“Invite the creator of the show to the game and install him in the VIP section!”
“I wonder if the live-action movie was popular overseas.”

Overseas fans also had a lot to say about the image, with many commenting on how great it was to see the anime referenced in mainstream media.

“It’s crazy how far the anime has come.”
“Give whoever did this a raise.”
“It’s absolutely amazing.”

A sudden anime-inspired tweet from a major US sports website may seem a little left-wing, but this isn’t the first time Bleacher Report has dipped its toes into the world of anime – watch this NBA/Naruto crossover video they did last year.

The Super Bowl takes place on February 13, and while it’s great to see AoT being referenced, we have to hope the references stop there. I’ve already admitted to not being too familiar with the ins and outs of American football, but I’m pretty sure it’s against the rules to eat your opponents.

Source: Twitter@Bleacher Report by Hachima Kiko
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Sports News Roundup: Tennis-Emotional Nadal Finds Fire For Biggest Comeback; China’s superfan counts down to the Winter Olympics and more

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Tennis-Emotional Nadal finds fire for his biggest comeback

An exhausted and emotionally drained Rafa Nadal walked gingerly to an exercise mat in the players’ gymnasium at the Australian Open and collapsed on it in a heap. Not surprising given that the 35-year-old had just spent five hours and 24 minutes on the Rod Laver Arena court, bathed in sweat, rallying after two sets to edge world number two Daniil Medvedev – a 10-year-old opponent his younger brother.

China’s superfan counts down to the Winter Olympics

Beijinger Zhang Wenquan is looking forward to this week’s Winter Olympics more than most people in the Chinese capital. Zhang, who works in logistics for a construction company, has been obsessed with the Olympics and has been collecting memorabilia from around the world for 20 years.

Tennis-Nadal returns for the ages to claim Grand Slam record

Rafa Nadal roared after two sets to edge Daniil Medvedev in a classic Australian Open final and claim a record 21st Grand Slam title just months after fearing his glorious career was over. With Novak Djokovic off with the expulsion and Roger Federer recovering from knee surgery, the Spaniard great now has a Major title lead over his ‘Big Three’ rivals after surviving a 2-6 6-7 (5) 6-4 6-4 7 -5 thriller at Rod Laver Arena.

Coach: LeBron James absent “as long as the swelling is there”

Lakers superstar LeBron James has returned to Los Angeles to begin treatment for his left knee, coach Frank Vogel said Sunday. Vogel said an MRI on James’ knee revealed “general swelling”.

Tennis-Dreams shattered, Medvedev laments the loss of the crowd

As Daniil Medvedev began to absorb the reality of the most grueling loss of his career, the Russian was disheartened by the lack of support he received in the Australian Open final. During half of the decisive match against Rafael Nadal, Medvedev appeared to have a second Grand Slam title on his racket as he beat the winners from the baseline in front of the aging champion.

Smarter Knicks focus on struggling Kings

RJ Barrett of the New York Knicks said he and his teammates can learn from their wire-to-wire loss to defending NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks in their last outing. “They just had a different intensity in the fourth that we couldn’t match,” Barrett said in Friday’s 123-108 loss at Milwaukee. “But it’s good (for) a team like us, watching the defending champions, to see how they’ve raised their level, especially in this fourth quarter. We know what we have to do to…achieve this level.”

Soccer-Manchester Utd suspends Greenwood over assault charge

Manchester United suspended footballer Mason Greenwood on Sunday, a move that followed online accusations that the 20-year-old assaulted a woman. In an initial statement on Sunday, the club said it was “aware of the images and allegations circulating on social media”, saying it would not comment further until the facts were established, and adding :

Soccer-Canada beat USA 2-0 in World Cup qualifier

Canada struck early and again late to defeat the United States Men’s National Team 2-0 on Sunday to remain undefeated and extend their lead in the final round of the CONCACAF World Cup qualifiers. Canada recovered a goal kick from United States goalkeeper Matt Turner in the seventh minute and Jonathan David set up Cyle Larin, who ran forward and fired past a diving Turner, sending Tim fans into a frenzy Hortons Field.

Olympic-Russian biathlete Vasnetsova will miss Beijing with COVID

Russian biathlete Valeria Vasnetsova will miss the Beijing Olympics which begin this week after twice testing positive for COVID-19 and is expected to be replaced by Evgenia Burtasova, the Russian Biathlon Union has announced. Vasnetsova, 24, is currently in quarantine in Beijing.

China reports 37 new COVID-19 cases among Olympic staff

China detected 37 new cases of COVID-19 among people linked to the Olympics on Sunday, up from 34 a day earlier, the organizing committee for the Beijing 2022 Winter Games said. Twenty-eight of the new cases were people who tested positive after arriving at the airport, including eight athletes or team officials who were scheduled to compete in the Games from Feb. 4-21, organizers said Monday in a notice posted on the Games website.

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Major Sporting Events in Houston: January 31-February 6, 2022

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The Sabercats return to the rugby pitch this week | Courtesy of the Houston Sabercats

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, January 31 through Sunday, February 6, 2022.

This week, one of basketball’s greatest players comes to town, the Sabercats kick off another season of rugby, the Coogs look to keep their winning streak alive and the monster trucks invade NRG Stadium.

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

Top 5 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center | monday 31 january –Steph Curry, who recently became the league’s all-time leading three-pointer, headlines a night when one of basketball’s best teams graces the court at Toyota Center. $50 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Tulane Green Wave at Fertitta Center | Wednesday February 2 – The Coogs sit 7th in the nation, despite the onslaught of injuries, and will defend the field against a tricky Tulane team. $30 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at Toyota Center | Wednesday February 2 – It’s a draft pick battle downtown when rookies Jalen Green (No. 2) and Evan Mobley (No. 3) square off on the field as one of the best teams in the East arrives in town. $6 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Sabercats vs. Los Angeles Giltinis at Aveva Stadium | Saturday February 5 – Rugby returns with this home opener for the Sabercats, who will begin their fourth season in South Houston. $15 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 6 – Watch 12,000 pound monster trucks soar to dizzying heights in a harrowing display of motorsport mania. $20 to over $115. Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.

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Top games and sporting events this month: February 2022

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UFC returns to Toyota Center for world middleweight championship fight | Courtesy of UFC

Grab a ticket and some popcorn for our picks for the best games and sporting events in Houston in February 2022.

This month, the triumphant return of the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo is marked by the annual pre-Rodeo 10K event. Plus, the Toyota Center hosts MMA fights, an annual race of its own, and the Rockets as monster trucks take over NRG.

Elsewhere, the Cougars basketball team will look to continue their stellar run this season and the Sabercats will return to the rugby field.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights of this month’s sports calendar, but you can read more about the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 10 sports games and events this month: February 2022

  • Houston Rockets vs. Cleveland Cavaliers at Toyota Center | Wednesday February 2 – It’s a draft pick battle downtown when rookies Jalen Green (No. 2) and Evan Mobley (No. 3) square off on the field as one of the best teams in the East arrives in town. $6 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Sabercats vs. Los Angeles Giltinis at Aveva Stadium | Saturday February 5 – Rugby returns with this home opener for the Sabercats, who will begin their fourth season in South Houston. $15 and up. 7 p.m.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | Saturday February 5 and Sunday February 6 – Watch 12,000 pound monster trucks soar to dizzying heights in a harrowing display of motorsport mania. $20 to over $115. Saturday 7 p.m.; Sunday 3 p.m.
  • Houston Cougars vs. Memphis Tigers at Fertitta Center | Saturday February 12 – Ravaged by injuries, the Coogs continue to win and are ranked among the top 10 teams in the country. This game against Memphis will also be broadcast live on ABC. $45 and up, but you can find hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork marketplace. 2:30 p.m.
  • UFC 271: Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker at Toyota Center | Saturday February 12 – The world middleweight championship is on the line in this highly anticipated rematch between belt holder Israel Adesanya and former titlist Robert Whittaker. $100 to $500, but you can find better, cheaper, or hard-to-get seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 5:15 p.m.
  • 20th Anniversary Rocket Race at Toyota Center | Saturday February 19 – Benefiting Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital, the laid-back, family-friendly Rockets Run is offered in 2-mile, 5K and Kids K increments, starting outside the Toyota Center and ending on a half-court. Participants will receive a ticket voucher for a Rockets game, a t-shirt and admission to a post-race party. Registration starts at $40. 7:30 a.m.
  • Rodeo Run 10K at Sam Houston Park Downtown | Saturday February 26 – Help kick off the 90th Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo with the traditional Rodeo Run and Downtown Parade. Runners will compete in the wheelchair race, 10k or 5k events and then have the option of enjoying a post-race party at Eleanor Tinsley Park. $35 and up. 9 a.m.
  • Triller Fight Club presents Triad Combat II, featuring Jason Aldean in concert at Toyota Center | Saturday February 26 – Nick Cannon hosts this team-based combat sport that sends fighters into a triangular ring for aggressive, fast-paced combat. Former UFC champions Junior Dos Santos and Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort are set to appear, and country artist Jason Aldean will perform a sold-out concert that night. $50 to $275. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Cougars vs. SMU Mustangs at Fertitta Center | Sunday February 27 – One of the Cougars’ final home games of the season will pit them against Northern rivals SMU for control of the American Athletic Conference. $30 and up. Midday.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center | Sunday February 27 – The Clippers come to town for a game that sees the Los Angeles team struggle to stay afloat in a crowded conference. $12 and up. 6 p.m.

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The best sporting events in 2022

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These are the events that sports and betting fans are looking forward to in 2022. Fans are eager to participate in these events and analyze the many sports they can bet on. Bookmakers support a wide range of sports teams including football, baseball and many more.

The NFL Super Bowl, tennis and the World Cup have all taken center stage on the exciting schedule, and fans are eagerly awaiting the thrills. Details of these events are listed below.

The Super Bowl, USA

Superbowl LVI kicks off at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 13. At 6:30 p.m., the AFC and NFC champions will square off to see who will lift the Lombardi Trophy. Tampa Bay is the reigning NFL Champion, and the Tom Brady-led Buccaneers are repeat favorites along with the Tennessee Titans, Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs. The Rams have made a number of big moves this year to get them to the top. Will it be enough?

The Winter Olympics

The Winter Olympics will be held in Beijing during the Chinese New Year. Bets will therefore turn to dangerous winter sports such as skiing and sledding, as well as figure skating, speed skating, international hockey, etc. Platforms reviewed at SBO.net will offer various markets that will attract the attention of punters and entice them to capitalize their interest in the game.

The Six Nations, Europe

Rugby fanatics expect to feel the buzz of 23rd annual rugby competition which includes England, France, Ireland, Italy, Scotland and Wales. In the final match of the 2021 tournament, Wales topped the table even after losing to France at the Stade de France. Wales are the defending champions and are expected to meet Ireland on February 5 at the Aviva Stadium. Additionally, the first round features Scotland v England, where Scotland have won four out of five matches at home. England have also won four home games. In 2020, Scotland only hosted England to meet 6-13 in the Six Nations tournament.

The Masters, USA

The Individual Golf Schedule highlights the Masters at Augusta National, which brings the best golfers from around the world to Georgia to compete on one of the sport’s most iconic courses. In 2021, Hideki Matsuyama incredibly won the green jacket. The 2022 Masters Tournament begins Thursday, April 7 and ends Sunday, April 10. Futures action on Jon Rahm, Jordan Spieth and Dustin Johnson is popular now or you can try your luck with a longshot.

The African Cup of Nations

Cameroon hosts the best teams on the African continent as they compete for the Africa Cup of Nations. The matches have already started. Cameroon has a strong chance of winning with 63.89%, see matches on SkySports.com.

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Football bettors have a treat in store in 2022. This is the last World Cup for Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, and fanatics will be eager to see if one of the two can emerge victorious. Punters will also place bets on top scorers, individual matches and tournament winners.

2022 is an exciting year for sports bettors, and the above are the top betting events.

Reuters sports news summary | Sports games

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Here is a summary of current sports news briefs.

Denmark joins diplomatic boycott of Beijing Olympics for human rights

Denmark will not send an official diplomatic delegation to the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics due to human rights concerns in the host country, Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod said on Friday. “It’s no secret that we on the Danish side are very concerned about the human rights situation in China,” Kofod said. “The government has decided that we will not attend the Winter Olympics in China.”

NFL-Rams QB Stafford accepts pressure as he shoots for first playoff win

Los Angeles quarterback Matthew Stafford said he was determined to perform at a high level every time he took the field and it would be no different when he led the Rams against the Los Angeles Cardinals. Arizona in Monday’s playoff game in Los Angeles. Expectations are high for the 33-year-old after the Rams traded quarterback and former first draft pick Jared Goff to Detroit in exchange for Stafford in the offseason.

Djokovic detained to fight Australian deportation in court

Novak Djokovic was due to surrender to immigration officials for detention on Saturday ahead of a hearing in his battle to overturn new Australian government orders aimed at deporting him from the country. The world’s top-ranked tennis player had to report to authorities in Melbourne for an interview around 8 a.m. Saturday (2100 GMT Friday), according to a court order issued on Friday evening.

Motor racing-Wickens back in the cockpit after near-fatal crash

Robert Wickens, who was left partially paralyzed after a near-fatal crash in IndyCar, will get back into a racing car for the first time since his accident while competing in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Cup championship, the Canadian announced on Friday. Wickens will team up with compatriot Mark Wilkins driving a Hyundai prepared by Bryan Herta Autosport (BHA) in the series’ season opener on January 28, a four-hour endurance race that is part of the weekend. end of the 24 Hours of Daytona race.

Australian government reaction canceling Djokovic visa again

Here are the reactions to Australia’s cancellation of tennis star Novak Djokovic’s visa for the second time on Friday. If a court rejects his appeal against the annulment, it would end the Serbian player’s bid for a record 21st Grand Slam title at the Australian Open from January 17-30. AUSTRALIAN PM SCOTT MORRISON

U.S. Supreme Court to hear dispute over football coach’s on-field prayers

The United States Supreme Court on Friday agreed to hear the appeal of a former Christian football coach who was suspended from his job at a Washington state high school for refusing to stop his practice of football. prayer in the middle of the field after games – a case that could extend the religious rights of employees of public institutions. Judges appealed Joseph Kennedy, who served as an assistant football coach in the city of Bremerton, from a lower court ruling that dismissed his claims that the school district’s actions violated his freedom of speech and his religious rights under the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. .

Timbers sign MF Diego Chara to three-year extension

The Portland Timbers have signed midfielder Diego Chara to a three-year extension through the 2024 season, the team announced Friday. The 35-year-old captain is entering his 12th season with Portland. He is the team’s all-time leader with 310 games played.

Melky Cabrera announces his retirement after 15 seasons

Veteran outfielder Melky Cabrera announced Friday that he is retiring after 15 major league seasons. Cabrera, who made his statement on Instagram, played major league games from 2005-19. He signed a minor league contract with the New York Mets in 2020, but he did not play for the club. the major league.

Beijing takes steps to reduce traffic and pollution during Winter Olympics

Aiming to reduce road traffic and pollution during the Winter Olympics, host city Beijing announced a series of measures on Friday, including a ban on heavy vehicles transporting construction waste, earth, sand and gravel for nearly two months. In response to any predicted increase in air pollution levels, which often occurs during the winter months, authorities will ban all medium and heavy tankers from the road and the use of government vehicles will be reduced by 80%.

Tennis-ATP, WTA team up with Netflix for a documentary series

Netflix and the production company behind its popular Formula 1 series “Drive to Survive” will document this season’s ATP and WTA tours as well as the four Grand Slam tournaments, the online streaming platform announced on Friday in a statement. Filming is already underway at the Australian Open, the statement said, but the release date and title of the documentary are yet to be confirmed.

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DirecTV Partners with ChampionLA to Bring Marquee Sporting Events to SoCal – Sportico.com

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Super Bowl LVI kicks off at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles on Feb. 13, but the region wants more big events and DirecTV has its back. On Thursday, the El Segundo-based satellite and streaming provider made a long-term commitment to ChampionLA, an initiative created by the Los Angeles Sports & Entertainment Commission (LASEC) to bring high-profile sporting and entertainment events to the Los Angeles area.

These landmark events are expected to bring economic growth, jobs, visibility and community engagement, and part of ChampionLA’s mission is to ensure these benefits are shared equitably. As part of the partnership, DirecTV will make a charitable donation to support ChampionLA’s efforts to create community impact.

“DirecTV is working with LASEC to continue to position our hometown as a go-to destination for top sporting and entertainment events,” DirecTV CEO Bill Morrow said in a statement. “Their impact on the community aligns perfectly with our cultural values ​​of Care, Challenge and Deliver where it matters most.”

The area already has a slate of upcoming events, including this summer’s Major League Baseball All-Star Game at Dodger Stadium and the 2028 Summer Olympics. Beyond that, the National Championship of college football playoffs (SoFi) and US Open (LA Country Club) will travel to 2023; the NCAA men’s basketball tournament will hold its West Regional (Staples Center) in 2024, and the 2026 US Women’s Open (Riviera Country Club) will follow.

The city is also a candidate to host matches during the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

Esports giant Riot settles $ 100 million discrimination case

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Riot Games, publisher of esports giant League of Legends, agreed Monday night to pay $ 100 million to settle a class action lawsuit alleging pay disparity, gender discrimination and sexual harassment.

The lawsuit was filed in November 2018 after games website Kotaku published a story detailing a sexist culture at Los Angeles-based Riot Games that included women being ignored for promotions, unwanted sexual advances, and men. asking women about the legitimacy of their video game fandom. . Other former employees then made similar claims.

The California Fair Employment Department said the lawsuit would remedy violations against more than 1,000 female employees and 1,300 contract workers. Riot also agreed to improve conditions and provide a fairer workplace for employees and candidates.

“I am so happy that we have taken this first step towards justice for women at Riot Games,” former employee and plaintiff Jes Negron said in a statement.

“I hope this case serves as an example for other studios and an inspiration for women in the industry in general. Women in the game don’t have to endure iniquity and harassment in silence – change is possible. “League of Legends” is the world’s most popular esports and Riot Games operates its 12 professional international leagues. The publisher said in November that the player base for games in the “League of Legends” universe had exceeded 180 million players per month.

The complaint filed in November 2018 alleged violations of equal pay, gender discrimination, sexual harassment and retaliation against female employees. A $ 10 million settlement was reached in December 2019, but two California agencies – the Fair Employment and Housing and Labor Standards Enforcement departments – objected, saying it had been rushed.

A new lawyer was hired and just over two years later Monday’s deal was announced by Riot and the plaintiffs’ new lawyers.

Riot agreed to hire a third-party expert to conduct an equity analysis of its employment practices, granted pay transparency, and created a $ 6 million cash reserve to fund diversity, equity programs. and inclusion over the next three years, among other changes.

In a statement, Riot said the company “was at the heart of what has become an account in our industry” and that it “hasn’t always lived up to our values.” “While we are proud of how far we have come since 2018, we must also take responsibility for the past,” he said. We hope this rule properly recognizes those who have had negative experiences at Riot and demonstrates our desire to lead by example in bringing more accountability and equality to the games industry.

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Major sporting events in Houston: December 27 to January 2, 2022

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Jae’Sean Tate and Rockets face stiff competition to end year | Photo: Logan Riely; courtesy of the Houston Rockets

Take a seat for these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, December 27 through Sunday, January 2, 2022.

The New Year arrives this week as the Rockets hit the ground running against some of the NBA’s top talent, plus the Coogs clinch a spot against a conference opponent and Kingwood hosts another edition of its annual marathon tradition. on New Years day.

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. Los Angeles Lakers at Toyota Center | Tuesday 28 December –A star-studded squad of LeBron James, Russell Westbrook, Carmelo Anthony and others arrive in Houston for a much-anticipated late-December clash with the Rockets. $ 49 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • College Basketball: Houston Cougars vs. Cincinnati Bearcats at Fertitta Center | Tuesday 28 December – Nationally ranked UH basketball team launch into a conference game against a tough Cincinnati team. $ 30 to $ 75, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat at Toyota Center | New Year’s Eve, Friday December 31 – New Years tradition returns to Toyota Center, as the Rockets look to take on Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry and the Miami Heat before the ball drops later that night. $ 25 and more, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • 23rd Annual Texas Marathon at Green Tree Park in Kingwood | New Year’s Day, Saturday January 1 – The New Years tradition in Kingwood returns, sending runners from Green Tree Park to Lake Houston and back. Stay after the event for a pizza night after the race. Registration is $ 90 for all events (marathon or half-marathon). 8h.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Denver Nuggets at Toyota Center | New Year’s Day, Saturday January 1 – The Rockets face reigning MVP Nicola Jokic and his Denver team with a New Years faceoff. $ 14 and up, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.

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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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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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 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.

“It must deal with historical doping incidents … and ensure the integrity and robustness of anti-doping.” NO HORSES

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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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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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.

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Women’s sporting events often do not have pre-game programming. A pair of American women’s football stars are set to change that.

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Retired USWNT stars Angela Hucles (left) and Leslie Osborne host Just Women’s Sports’ pre-game show for the 2021 NWSL Championship.Just women’s sports; REUTERS / Mike Cassese; Feng Li / Getty Images

  • The Chicago Red Stars and Washington Spirit will face off in Saturday’s NWSL Championship game.

  • Heeding fan calls, Just Women’s Sports will host a pre-game show on TikTok ahead of the title game.

  • Retired USWNT stars Angela Hucles and Leslie Osborne will host “The Warm Up” live from Louisville.

Finally, women’s sports are starting to get the coverage they deserve.

Some of the biggest events in women’s athletics have achieved top billing and broadcast windows like never before in recent years. These TV slots offer relatively young leagues opportunities for audience growth. But all too often, even the most anticipated women’s sporting events go unreported before the game, leaving all new eyes with little context for what they’re actually watching.

Just Women’s Sports is ready to change that.

Washington Spirit forward Trinity Rodman celebrates scoring a goal against the Chicago Red Stars during the regular season.

Washington Spirit forward Trinity Rodman celebrates scoring a goal against the Chicago Red Stars during the regular season.Daniel Bartel / ISI Photos / Getty Images

the sports media startup dedicated solely to coverage of women’s sport is producing a pre-game show on TikTok LIVE ahead of Saturday’s National Women’s Football League Championship game.

Retired United States Women’s National Team stars Angela Hucles and Leslie Osborne will host “The Warm Up” at Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Ky., One hour and 15 minutes before kickoff between the games. Chicago Red Stars and Washington Spirit.

Additionally, Nike has partnered with Just Women’s Sports to help increase league coverage and analysis ahead of the NWSL season finale.

“For women’s sports to become mainstream, two things have to happen: the games have to be accessible, and there has to be coverage that matches the hype and enthusiasm that fans have for these amazing athletes,” he said. said Haley Rosen, Founder and CEO of Just Women’s Sports. Initiated.

“For fans to be engaged in a sporting event, they need to understand who is playing, what is at stake and why it matters.”

“This is the missing ingredient that we have been trying to add to the women’s sporting landscape, and ‘The Warm Up’ is a major step in this journey,” she added.

“The Warm Up” will air on TikTok LIVE.Just female sport

Hucles and Osborne were obvious choices to be the faces of the show, Rosen said.

With two World Cups and two Olympics between them, former national teams know the ins and outs of success at the highest level in women’s football.

They are also familiar with the world of professional women’s football in the United States. Both played for clubs in the WPS – the predecessor of the NWSL – and both were instrumental in the creation of the NWSL, which is now the oldest professional women’s soccer league in North America.

Hucles and Osborne have also continued their efforts to develop the game since leaving the field. Hucles is vice president of player operations at Angel City FC – the Los Angeles-based club that joined the NWSL in 2022 – while Osborne is working with a larger group to bring an expansion squad to the region. bay.

Both moved into sports broadcasting after their playing careers ended, making them what Rosen called “a perfect pair to co-host this show.”

Hucles and Osborne (second and third from left in top row) are preparing for the USWNT in 2007.

Hucles and Osborne (second and third from left in top row) are preparing for the USWNT in 2007.AP Photo / Eugene Hoshiko

“Ang and I have been good friends and former teammates for years, so we have a lot of experiences together and memories on and off the pitch,” Osborne told Insider. “[‘The Warm Up’] will be a great opportunity for new fans to get up to speed as we recap the season, playoffs and awards, and preview the finale. We’ll also dive deeper and more analytical at times to make sure everyone asks for more. It’s all about the balance. “

“There is a huge gap right now between what is seen around a game or a game and what can be said,” added Hucles.

“Storytelling around players, their backgrounds and interests connects fans and players while improving player profiles.

“This is just one way to help elevate female players in their respective sports and it’s rarer when it comes to women and women’s sports.”

Between the gripping storylines, the particularly competitive playoff race, and “the fact that there is an extremely underserved market” among NWSL fans, Rosen identified this weekend’s title game as a point of interest. ideal entry for this type of programming.

She also noted that the NWSL is “hot right now” after last season saw the league boast a remarkable 493% audience increase Year after year.

Lynn NWSL Family Stadium.

Lynn Family Stadium will host the 2021 NWSL Championship.Joe Robbins / ISI Photos / Getty Images

But Just Women’s Sports is set to expand its pre-game and post-match coverage beyond the NWSL Championship game. Rosen added that “this is just the beginning” of the brand’s foray into game day analysis.

“We’ve seen the demand for this type of content and we’ve seen that demand increase this year alone,” Rosen said. “‘The Warm Up’ is our first step towards creating a more robust coverage around the games and meeting that demand.”

“It’s also a natural next step in our evolution at JWS,” she added.

“We’ve only ever existed in COVID. But now that things are starting to pick up, we want to show up and be present at big events on the women’s sports calendar.”

Fans can catch Hucles and Osborne on TikTok LIVE Saturdays at 10:45 a.m. ET until 30 minutes before the kick-off of the title game at noon on CBS.

Just Women’s Sports’ partnership with Nike will provide fans with live analysis and on-site social media reporting throughout the championship, while Osborne will continue to cover the brand on Instagram Live after the final whistle.

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Bally Sports app crashes nationwide during NBA and NHL games

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The Bally Sports app was down for apparently everyone on a Wednesday night showing NBA and NHL games broadcast – or, which were supposed to be broadcast – on the regional sports network.

We tried it on the Bally Sports Roku app for the Los Angeles Clippers broadcast for their game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and we encountered a consistently slow load that eventually resulted in various error messages over the course of the 30 minutes ( this has done we have to at least watch video ads on multiple trials!). Finally, the app started working… just in time for the post-game show.

And we tried this after seeing a significant number of social media users report that the app was down. Overall, it appears the app crashed for about an hour and at crucial points in some of the games.

This app (and RSN as a whole) has received a lot of reviews even when it actually works.

Here’s a sample of how Twitter users reacted to the downtime of the Bally Sports app:

Bally Sports released the following statement to Awful Annoncing:

“Our streaming provider encountered a technical issue this evening that affected Bally Sports. The issue has been fixed and all feeds are now fully functional. We apologize to our viewers for the disruption. “

LA County Health Officials Say It’s Safe To Watch Sports Games

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – As the Dodgers continue their playoff streak and the Lakers and Clippers announce a new NBA season, Los Angeles County health officials have once again urged fans to exercise caution against COVID-19 while watching games, in person or at a local sports bar.

The county’s public health department warned that increases in COVID infections were seen last October due to more frequent gatherings of people watching sporting events. Health officials have noted that there is increased security this year due to the availability of vaccines, but the continued spread of the highly virulent delta variant of the virus still poses a danger of infection during large gatherings.


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  • LA County reported 1,267 new COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths on Wednesday
  • According to state figures, there were 613,635 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals on Wednesday, up from 635 on Tuesday
  • County health officials once again urged fans to exercise caution against COVID-19 while watching games, in person or at a local sports bar
  • At indoor events such as the Laker and Clipper games, proof of vaccination is required

“We know that COVID-19 spreads more easily in environments where people sing and chant together without a mask, as we often do at parties or celebrations,” County Public Health Director Barbara Ferrer said. , in a press release. “The risk is particularly high when these activities are carried out indoors. As we cheer on our teams, let’s continue to work together to avoid a winter wave that forces us to take back steps on our recovery journey. The best way to do this is to be vaccinated if we plan to enter places where there is an increased risk of transmitting the virus. “

The county is requiring attendees at large outdoor events like the Dodger games to show proof of vaccination or a recent negative COVID test. Participants are also required to wear face masks, except when actively eating and drinking.

At indoor events such as the Laker and Clipper games, proof of vaccination is required.

Fans who plan to watch games at county indoor sports bars should also have proof of at least one dose of the vaccine. Proof of full vaccination will be required from November 4. The same rule applies to employees of indoor bars, breweries, wineries, distilleries and nightclubs.

According to the county’s most recent figures, 79% of eligible county residents aged 12 and older have received at least one dose of the vaccine and 70% are fully immunized. Of the 10.3 million people, including those who cannot be vaccinated, 68% have received at least one dose and 60% are fully vaccinated.


The county reported 31 more deaths from COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the total death toll during the pandemic to 26,473.

1,267 other infections were also confirmed, giving the county a running total of 1,480,656. As of Wednesday, the average daily rate of people testing positive for the virus was 0.9%.

According to state figures, there were 613,635 COVID-positive patients in county hospitals on Wednesday, up from 635 on Tuesday. Of those hospitalized, 177 were in intensive care, up from 178 a day earlier.

On Monday, the county released statistics showing the increased risk of COVID infection among unvaccinated people, saying the infection rate for unvaccinated teens is eight times higher than for vaccinated teens. For adults over 50, the rate is five times higher for unvaccinated people, according to the agency.

Unvaccinated residents aged 12 and older are 12 to 22 times more likely to be hospitalized with COVID-19 than their vaccinated counterparts, and the death rate is 32 times higher among residents aged 18 to 49 , according to DPH.

Students get insight into major sporting events

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Nicole Schuermann and Ryan Batawala were grateful for having had the opportunity to work at a large-scale event, the induction ceremony for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame.

By Rick Vacek
CUU Information Office

For Nicole schuermann, it started when she was going to Arizona Diamondbacks games with her family and one day proclaimed, “I could be the commissioner of baseball.”

Ryan Batawala (left) and Nicole Schuermann have made memories of their trip to the Basketball Hall of Fame.

For Ryan batawalaHe has his roots in basketball and rooting for the Los Angeles Lakers while growing up in Garden Grove, California.

For Skylar Aprati, it came from a determination to get involved in the sport in one way or another, even when injuries prevented him from playing.

Three Grand Canyon University students, three avenues in the sports business world – and two hugely rewarding trips to major sporting events on the East Coast.

Schuermann and Batawala were chosen to work on Enshrinement Weekend for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Massachusetts on September 10 and 11, a trip made possible through GCU’s partnerships with the Hall of Fame and Position Sports. Aprati spent 14 grueling but exhilarating days working at the US Open tennis tournament in late August and early September in New York City.

All three returned with stories to tell and memories they will cherish – including some that may survive, affixed to the wall of a future office.

Schuermann, a senior specializing in sports management, had previously volunteered at events in the valley, such as Hoophall West and the Colangelo Classic.

The entire Hall of Fame weekend featured a who’s who in the basketball world in stylish settings.

But she wanted to do more. Thus, when the members of the Sports Business Club were invited this summer by a Colangelo Business College (CCOB) instructor, founder of Position Sports Kevin foley, to apply for the Basketball Hall of Fame, she jumped on it.

Applicants were required to submit a PowerPoint slide explaining their qualifications, and she and Batawala were chosen from a group of 15.

It was a dream weekend. They flew east that Thursday, attended the media session and gala on Friday, and then went backstage on Saturday for the actual ceremony. It was so much more than the flight and the venue and being surrounded by famous people. It was the aura of it all put together.

“Being able to attend an event of this magnitude before I even graduate and see if it’s even something that interests me was amazing,” said Schuermann.

“When I signed up for Sports Business I thought I would have hands-on activities because that’s what the advisors told us – GCU is all about practice. But then to be able to take a trip like this and see this – that was crazy. “

Schuermann was fascinated by several aspects of the experience, especially the media session.

Madness was there on her helmet when she served as a runner, handing the microphone to members of the media as they questioned the inductees. She liked the way Dr Mark Clifford, deputy dean of the CCOB and director of athletic affairs, described it: It’s like watching a duck glide through water – it’s seemingly serene above the surface but paddling furiously below.

The big moment for Batawala was the gala. He was able to be backstage and was the first person to congratulate the inductees and direct them to a photoshoot as they left the stage.

“We were really in the thick of it with the real talent,” he said. “So it was an opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it really means to work with professional athletes in their day-to-day lives, especially at a time that is so special to them.”

One of the inductees was Paul Pierce, a star with the Boston Celtics in their battles with the beloved Batawala Lakers.

“I grew up playing basketball,” Batawala said. “Being in the presence of some of the greatest athletes of my generation, the people that I watched grow up, was really something that blew me away.”

GCU students worked closely with the Position Sports team – Alex carlson, creative coordinator; Ashley Orozco, Events coordinator; and Melissa Meacham-Grossman, Senior Vice President of Business Strategy and Development. And that led to the best time of all.

As Schuermann and Batawala strolled with Carlson through the Hall of Fame Lobby on the day of the inductions, they ran into Jerry Colangelo, namesake of the GCU business school. Carlson introduced them, and it made for a memorable conversation and even more memorable photo with Colangelo.

The photo Batawala cherishes – him and Schuermann posing with Jerry Colangelo.

“He was super inviting. It was a pleasure to chat with him, ”said Batawala, a junior specializing in sports management. “He’s someone we idolized at our club for helping build what Arizona sports are like today. Being able to talk to him and choose his brain is an incredible opportunity, and this photo will someday be. hanging in my office It’s a moment I’ll never forget.

“It was a time when you are amazed and don’t even know what to say or think. You’re just like, ‘Wow, this is really happening.’ Being able to interact with him and show him that GCU has promising young sports professionals was something that was great for me.

Aprati is also part of the Sports Business Club, but specializes in communication and specializes in sports management. She decided this summer that she needed some experience at a professional event and targeted the US Open, in part because she had watched major tennis tournaments with her father, Brian Aprati, for so many years while growing up in Bolingbrook, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

Skylar Aprati worked long hours at the US Open, but said she “wouldn’t trade it for anything.”

She had a phone interview with officials at the US Open, then a follow-up interview with Zoom, and she was there. His reward: working at one of the entrances, welcoming guests, giving them directions and suggesting good dining options, for 10 hours a day, 14 days in a row.

And even …

“I wouldn’t trade it for anything,” she said. “It was so much fun.”

It was her first time attending a professional tennis event, and she was even able to peek inside and watch some of the action. She had played tennis avidly in her youth before a broken ankle ended all dreams of continuing (“Tennis didn’t love me as much as I loved it”), then graduated from volleyball. in high school before a torn rotator cuff forced him to think about coaching rather than playing.

Luckily, he was offered a job as a student coach with his club team. “It sparked my love for the sport,” she said. The result is that she got involved in volleyball at a higher level and that in June she was responsible for the retail sales for the Junior Nationals Volleyball Championships at Navy Pier in Chicago.

Her career goal: She would like to do sports communication. “I’m not really against any sport,” she said. “Any sport is enough for me. Maybe even in baseball – she hopes to gain some experience in spring training next year.

Like the Hall of Fame, the US Open site is top notch.

Schuermann, on the other hand, is focused on event planning and possibly community outreach in the world of sports – if she doesn’t become Commissioner of Baseball, of course.

It started out as a joke, she said, but the more she thought about it the more excited she was to work in the sport in some capacity. And what would she do if she was a commissioner? The answer shouldn’t come as a surprise.

“Make sure they give back to the community,” she said. “Make sure we have a bunch of community outreach because we have to reach out to little kids. “

This is also what it is all about for sports business students: reaching out. Schuermann’s advice for any student who is hesitant to volunteer for an event, big or small.

“I would say definitely apply, even if you think you’re never going to get it,” she said. “Just by sending it, you went one step further than a lot of people. We never know. An experience like this could be the difference between deciding what you want to do in sports.

It could also be the first of many good memories.

Contact Rick Vacek at (602) 639-8203 or [email protected].

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Best games and sporting events this month: October 2021

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Simone Biles to headline Gold Over America tour at Toyota Center | Courtesy of Gold Over America Tour

Swing for the fences and grab a seat (or watch from home) at these games and sporting events taking place in Houston in October 2021.

Houston is honored by the GOAT this month when Simone Biles headlines a high-energy gymnastics demonstration at Toyota Center, and the Rockets return to the field as the Dash and Dynamo wrap up their regular seasons.

The Astros are also linked with the ALDS, looking to face the Chicago White Sox in the first round of the MLB playoffs, which is scheduled to begin on Thursday, October 7. announcement.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights from this month’s sports program, but you can find more on the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 15 Games and Sporting Events This Month: October 2021

  • Houston Astros vs. Oakland Athletics at Minute Maid Park | From Friday October 1 to Sunday October 3 – The Astros are finishing their regular season at home against a division rival from Oakland. Now they’ll turn their attention to the ALDS and Chicago White Sox, which are scheduled to start on Thursday, October 7. Tickets range from around $ 15 to over $ 175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
  • 49th Annual Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta on Buffalo Bayou | Saturday October 2 – One of the nation’s five biggest races, the 15-mile Buffalo Bayou Partnership Regatta travels from West Houston to Allen’s Landing in downtown Houston and ends with a free celebration at Allen’s Landing in downtown Houston. from 11:30 am. $ 55 per person from Saturday September 18 to Friday October 1, 2021; $ 60 for on-site registration on Saturday October 2, 2021; $ 30 for military and students with valid ID. Registration fees do not include a canoe or kayak. 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  • NBA preseason: Houston Rockets vs. Miami Heat at Toyota Center | Thursday October 7 – In their final home preseason game, the Rockets will face a new Miami Heat look, featuring Jimmy Butler, Kyle Lowry and former Rocket (and 2021 NBA champion) PJ Tucker. Tickets range from $ 10 to over $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 9 p.m.
  • Gold Over America Tour with Simone Biles at Toyota Center | Friday October 8 – Houston native and most decorated gymnast of all time, Simone Biles highlights the GOAT Tour which will also feature Olympic medal winning gymnasts Jade Carey, Jordan Chiles, Grace McCallum and MyKayla Skinner. Tickets range from $ 30.50 to $ 195.50, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the Ticketnetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Galveston Island Brewing 5K at Galveston Island Brewing Co. | saturday 9 october – For the benefit of the Galveston Island Humane Society, this morning walk / run will send people on a flat course along the sea wall, starting and ending at the Brewery. Stick around for the post-race party with food trucks and a commemorative pint glass. Registration is $ 65. 8h.
  • Tigres UANL against Deportivo Toluca at BBVA stadium | saturday 9 october – From Nuevo León, famous Mexican club the Tigers travel to Houston to face Deportivo Toluca FC in a friendly match between the two LigaMX teams. Tickets range from $ 40 to over $ 80. 8 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs New England Patriots at NRG Stadium | Sunday 10 October – The Texans will look to defend their home turf against the visiting Patriots. Tickets range from $ 59 to over $ 350, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.
  • Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns FC at BBVA Stadium | Sunday 17th October – In their final home game of the regular season, the Dash will host one of the league’s strongest teams, Portland Thorns FC, which includes USWNT champions Lindsey Horan, Meghan Klingenberg and Becky Sauerbrunn. Tickets range from $ 12 to over $ 50, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Los Angeles Galaxy at BBVA Stadium | Wednesday 20 October – Mexican forward Chicharito Hernández makes an appearance for the Galaxy for one of Dynamo’s last home games of the season. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder at Toyota Center | Friday 22 October – The Rockets’ home opener of the 2021-22 season will see Kevin Porter Jr., Christian Wood and Houston’s top draft pick Jalen Green take on the Thunder. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Monster Jam at NRG Stadium | saturday 23 october – Watch 12,000 pound monster trucks soar to new heights in a show of motorsport madness. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 115, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Boston Celtics at Toyota Center | Sunday 24 October –Jayson Tatum leads the Celtics to town for a Sunday night clash against the Rockets. Tickets range from $ 15 to $ 800, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • WWE Raw at the Toyota Center | Monday, October 25 –The nationwide Monday Night TV Show returns to Houston, pitting high-flying wrestlers against each other for thrilling fights in the square circle. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 120, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6.30 p.m.
  • Houston Texans vs. Los Angeles Rams at NRG Stadium | Halloween, Sunday October 31 –A tough clash awaits the Texans as Matthew Stafford, DeSean Jackson and the Rams travel to Houston for a clash on the grill. Tickets range from $ 33 to over $ 250, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Noon.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Colorado Rapids at PNC Stadium | Halloween, Sunday October 31 –The Dynamo put another long year to bed in that final game of the regular season, facing the Colorado Rapids in an afternoon Halloween showdown. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2 p.m.

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Best games and sporting events this month: September 2021

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The Cougars return to the field this month | Courtesy of the Houston Cougars

Swing for the fences and grab a seat (or watch from your home) at these games and sporting events taking place in Houston in September 2021.

This month, pound the pavement at running events across town, see the Astros in their final game of the regular season, grab the Dash as they head to the NWSL playoffs, and don’t miss not the Texans for their home opener.

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: September 2021

  • College Football: Houston Cougars vs. Texas Tech Red Raiders at NRG Stadium | saturday 4 september – These Texas teams get an oversized kickoff to the college football season when they step onto the pitch at cavernous NRG Stadium. Tickets range from $ 28 to over $ 150, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 6 p.m.
  • Bayou Bucket 5K & 10K at Rice University | sunday 5 september Pick a side – blue for Rice, red for the University of Houston – and head to the Rice University Running Trail to help your team win this annual 5k and 10k event. Now in its third year, the series is tied 1-1. Participation also includes a ticket to the Bayou Bucket Classic on Saturday September 11. Registration is $ 45 for 5K; $ 55 for the 10K; $ 20 for children K. 7:30 am.
  • Houston Dash vs. Chicago Red Stars at BBVA Stadium | Friday September 10 – H-Town welcomes former Dash forward Kealia Watt and the Red Stars in a rematch of the 2020 NWSL Challenge Cup Final. Tickets start at $ 12, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | From Friday September 10 to Sunday September 12 – Led by league home run leader Shohei Ohtani, the Angels stop in Houston for a three-game series. Tickets range from around $ 15 to over $ 175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Times vary.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Austin FC at BBVA Stadium | Saturday September 11 –Houston welcomes one of MLS newcomers, Austin FC, who stands in the way of Dynamo’s last chance in the playoffs. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • College Football: Rice Owls vs. Houston Cougars at Rice Stadium | Saturday September 11 – The 40th Bayou Bucket Classic brings together the Rice Owls and the Houston Cougars once again for another edition of this intra-urban rivalry. Tickets range from $ 42 to over $ 80, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace.
  • Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars at NRG Stadium | Sunday 12 September – The Texans open the season at home against a divisional rival who includes No.1 draft pick Trevor Lawrence and acclaimed college coach Urban Meyer, who begins his NFL career as a head coach. Tickets range from $ 36 to over $ 250, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Midday.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. FC Dallas at BBVA Stadium | saturday september 18 – After a 2-2 draw in August, Dynamo won again against their rivals from the north. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Hardest 10k on Kemah Boardwalk | Sunday, September 19 – Get the blood flowing in the morning on this intimidating 10k that sends runners from the Kemah promenade across the huge Seabrook-Kemah Bridge and back. Registration is $ 60 until Tuesday, September 14; $ 65 until the day of the race; $ 75 the day of the race. 7h.
  • Houston Texans vs Carolina Panthers at NRG Stadium | Thursday 23 September –In their only prime-time game of the season on Thursday night, the Texans will host new quarterback Sam Darnold and the Carolina Panthers. Tickets range from $ 34 to over $ 250, but you can find a better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seat using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:20 p.m.
  • Badges & Bases 5K, 10K & Kids Run at Minute Maid Park | saturday 25 september – Benefiting the Astros Foundation and the Houston Police Foundation, this running event sends participants north of the stadium and loops them back to finish inside the stadium, with a photo op at home plate. Registration is $ 30 for 5K; $ 40 for the 10K; $ 15 for the children’s race. 7:15 am.
  • College Football: Houston Cougars vs. Midshipmen at TDECU Stadium | saturday 25 september – The Coogs have a chance against a nationally ranked team on their home turf while celebrating the military and first responders. Tickets range from $ 20 to $ 125, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. Time to be determined.
  • Houston Astros vs. Tampa Bay Rays at Minute Maid Park | From Tuesday September 28 to Thursday September 30 – In their penultimate streak of the season, the Astros host Tampa Bay in a three-game showdown reminiscent of the 2020 ALCS game. Tickets range from around $ 15 to over $ 175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Tuesday and Wednesday 7:10 pm; Thursday 6:10 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC vs. Vancouver Whitecaps FC at BBVA Stadium | wednesday 29 september – With only a few home games in the season, the Dynamo host the Whitecaps in a Western Conference showdown. Tickets range from $ 20 to over $ 100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • Sugar Land Skeeters vs. Round Rock Express at Constellation Field | Wednesday 29 and Thursday 30 September – The Skeeters are playing the first two games of a five-game series that will mark the end of their regular season. Tickets range from $ 8 to $ 60, but you can find better, cheaper or difficult to obtain seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:05 p.m. both evenings.

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California Tightens Vaccination Requirements Concerts, Sporting Events – Deadline

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Today, the California Department of Public Health increased the requirements already in place for indoor mega-events in the state, announcing that proof of vaccination or a negative Covid test within 72 hours of an event will be required. for indoor gatherings where 1,000 participants or spectators or more are in attendance. This includes concerts, sporting events, festivals and fairs.

Currently, a vaccination check or negative pre-entry test is required when there are 5,000 or more people for an indoor event. In addition, self-attestation to verify vaccination status will no longer be accepted. The changes will remain in effect until November 1, 2021.

“The Delta variant has been shown to be highly transmissible, which makes it easier to spread in large crowds where people are close to each other for long periods of time,” said Dr Tomás J. Aragón, director of the CDPH and responsible for state public health. “By requiring that individuals be vaccinated or tested negative for COVID-19 during major events, we reduce the risk of infection, hospitalization and death.”

On Monday, Los Angeles County announced that guests at all outdoor events attended by more than 10,000 people are also expected to wear masks starting at 11:59 p.m. tomorrow.

California’s announcement of the restriction was accompanied by statements from two of the state’s largest event companies.

“Vaccination and health check-up requirements ensure that everyone can continue to enjoy live music while encouraging even more people to get vaccinated, which is why Live Nation has made it standard in our venues and festivals across the country. We fully support California’s efforts and will stand together in continuing to bring live music back to the Golden State, ”said Michael Rapino, President and CEO of Live Nation Entertainment.

“Today’s announcement adds another layer of protection to make our state, sites and communities safer. Our fans, team members and families all want to feel as protected as possible from COVID-19 while enjoying our favorite concerts and sporting events. We are proud to partner with public health officials to continue to play a role in encouraging those who have not been vaccinated to follow the advice of medical experts, ”said Dan Beckerman, President and CEO of AEG.

The announcement comes on the same day that Garth Brooks canceled his next five performances on the tour, citing an increase in Covid cases across the country.

Los Angeles County imposes masks at major outdoor events including sports games and concerts –

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LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Anyone attending outdoor ‘mega-events’ of more than 10,000 people – such as outdoor concerts and baseball, football and soccer games – will need to wear a cover-up. face in Los Angeles County under a new COVID-19 health order taking effect later this week.

The new order, which goes into effect Thursday at 11:59 p.m., will require a mask to be worn in such outdoor environments, except when people are “actively eating or drinking.” The order will apply to everyone, regardless of COVID-19 vaccine status.

Outdoor events had previously been exempt from the county’s mask-wearing mandate, which requires face coverings in all indoor settings, regardless of vaccination status. Masks are also required in public transport, in transit centers such as airports and train stations, inside schools, in health facilities, homeless shelters and correctional facilities.

The updated health ordinance, which was quietly posted on the county’s Department of Public Health website Monday, applies to all events of more than 10,000 people. The order cites as examples music or food festivals, auto shows, endurance events, marathons, parades, sporting events and concerts.

The tenure will affect those attending games at Dodger Stadium, as well as Rams / Chargers games at SoFi Stadium, LAFC games at Banc of California Stadium, and LA Galaxy Games at Dignity Health Sports Park. Spectators at the Hollywood Bowl will also be affected.

Sports app developer YinzCam integrates clear biometrics

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The Staples Center in Los Angeles, home of the NBA Lakers and Clippers, WNBA Sparks and NHL Kings, will no longer exist on Christmas Day. According to reports on Tuesday night, the venue will be renamed Crypto.com Arena, another sign that cryptocurrency is entrenched in American society.

An official announcement will likely come as early as Wednesday. According to the Los Angeles Times, the 20-year naming rights deal between Staples Center owner Anschutz Entertainment Group (AEG) and Crypto.com could be worth more than $ 700 million.– considered the largest of its kind in the United States

“Over the next several years, people will see this moment as the moment when crypto broke the chasm into the mainstream,” Crypto.com chief executive Kris Marszalek told The Times on Tuesday night from his home in Hong Kong. “It’s such a brilliant move from the guys at AEG because the next decade is in crypto. And that positions LA, and this place in particular, at the center of it. ”

Axios.com reported on Tuesday night that AEG – which bought the naming rights from Staples in 2019 – was looking for a new arena sponsor over the past summer and that Crypto.com “started to conclude an agreement which involves several experiments and philanthropy “. Components. ”

According to the LA Times, blockchain is sure to become thematic in the arena, with a likely integration of “cryptocurrency payments.” instead, there will be a “dedicated Crypto.com activation space offering crypto-centric interactive experiences for sports or music fans.”

Marszalek went on to say that Singapore-based Crypto.com hopes to become a “top 20 brand over the next 3-4 years, alongside names like Nike or Apple.” The UFC and the Fnatic esports franchise. According to the Times, the company also has an NFT division, a crypto payment software, and has seen its revenue increase by 2,000% in the past year.

Earlier, in March, cryptocurrency exchange FTX signed a 19-year, $ 135 million deal for naming rights at Miami Heat’s place of residence, formerly American Airlines Arena. FTX has long coveted a place in American sports culture and has also struck a deal with MLB.

As for Crypto.com, its logo will first appear on the building for the Christmas Day televised game between the Lakers and the Brooklyn Nets. According to reports, all signage at Staples Center will disappear by June 2022.

Top Houston Sporting Events: May 10-16, 2021

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DJ Wilson takes the rim against the Bucks | Photo: Robert Seale/NBAE; courtesy of the Houston Rockets

Take a seat (or watch from home) at these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, May 10 through Sunday, May 16, 2021.

This week, the Astros enjoy an extended home stay, the Rockets wrap up their regular season, Dynamo take on a rival, and more.

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

Top 6 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Angels at Minute Maid Park | From Monday 10 May to Wednesday 12 May – Watch the Astros host the Angels for a three-game homestand in the heart of downtown. $15 to over $175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 7:10 p.m. daily.
  • Houston Dynamo FC versus Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Stadium | Wednesday May 12 – Swing by BBVA Stadium for a weekday kickoff featuring Dynamo and rivals Kansas City. Tickets range from $28 to over $100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Texas Rangers at Minute Maid Park | Thursday May 13 to Sunday May 16 – Hit the bleachers and root the ‘Stros in a four-game series against the Rangers. Throughout the weekend, fans arriving early will have the chance to catch a 2019 Yordan Alvarez Rookie of the Year bobblehead, Jose Altuve ALCS MVP bobblehead and more at Minute Maid Park downtown. $15 to over $175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Hours vary.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center | Friday May 14 – The Rockets’ final home game of the season is coming up and the visiting Clippers, led by Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, will make a rocky start to a tumultuous year. Tickets range from $29 to over $450, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • UFC 262 at Toyota Center | Saturday May 15 – Ranked contenders fight for the vacant UFC World Lightweight Championship belt when No. 3 Charles Oliveira and No. 4 Michael Chandler head to the downtown octagon. Tickets range from $200 to over $6,000, but you can find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. 5:30 p.m.
  • Houston SaberCats vs Toronto Arrows at Aveva Stadium | Saturday May 15 – H-Town’s own rugby team is targeting the Toronto Arrows in what is sure to be an uphill battle in South Houston at Aveva Stadium. $15; $8 for 8 to 15 year olds. 7 p.m.

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Top games and sporting events this month: May 2021

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Alex Bregman leads the bases after a home run | Courtesy of the Houston Astros

Swing for the fences and grab a seat (or watch from home) at these games and sporting events taking place across Houston in May 2021.

This month brings the final home games of the Houston Dash and Rockets, while the ‘Stros and Dynamo continue to roll into their first seasons. Plus, the UFC returns to Toyota Center for a marquee title shot.

We’ve rounded up the main highlights of this month’s sports calendar, but you can read more about the 365 Houston calendar.

Top 11 sports games and events this month: May 2021

  • Houston Dynamo FC versus Los Angeles FC at BBVA Stadium | Saturday May 1 – Dynamo continues to roll into its third game of the season, hosting an LAFC team with championship aspirations. Tickets range from $48 to over $180, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center | Saturday May 1 – Battling to make the playoffs, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors will travel to Houston for a Western Conference matchup. Tickets range from $43 to over $450, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace.6:30 p.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns at BBVA Stadium | Sunday May 2 – The Dash will close out the group stage of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, facing top-flight Portland Thorns FC. Tickets start at $10. 6:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks at Toyota Center | Sunday May 2 – The New York Knicks, who will make the playoffs, will stop in Houston for a game that will see plenty of young talent on display. Tickets range from $23 to over $350, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Philadelphia 76ers at Toyota Center | Wednesday May 5 – Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons arrive in Houston to face the Rockets in one of the final home games of the season. Tickets range from $35 to over $600, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs Toronto Blue Jays at Minute Maid Park | From Friday 7 May to Sunday 9 May – George Springer returns to Houston with his new ball club, the Toronto Blue Jays, for a three-game series at Minute Maid Park. The weekend giveaways include an Altuve ALCS MVP bobblehead, a replica 2019 AL Champions ring, and a Mother’s Day face mask available Sunday afternoon. Hours vary.
  • Houston Dynamo FC versus Sporting Kansas City at BBVA Stadium | Wednesday May 12 – Swing by BBVA Stadium for a weekday kickoff featuring Dynamo and rivals Kansas City. Tickets range from $28 to over $100, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 7:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Los Angeles Clippers at Toyota Center | Friday May 14 – The Rockets’ final home game of the season is coming up and the visiting Clippers, led by Paul George and Kawhi Leonard, will make a rocky start to a tumultuous year. Tickets range from $29 to over $450, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 8 p.m.
  • UFC 262 at Toyota Center | Saturday May 15 – Ranked contenders fight for the vacant UFC World Lightweight Championship belt when No. 3 Charles Oliveira and No. 4 Michael Chandler head to the downtown octagon. Tickets range from $200 to over $6,000, but you can find cheaper, better, or hard-to-get seats on TicketNetwork’s resale marketplace. 5:30 p.m.
  • Houston SaberCats vs. Old Glory DC at Aveva Stadium | Saturday May 22 – The SaberCats have an opportunity to climb the standings when they take on mediocre Old Glory DC, who have struggled to get off to a good start this season. Tickets start at $15; $8 for 8 to 15 year olds. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Astros vs. Los Angeles Dodgers at Minute Maid Park | Tuesday May 25 and Wednesday May 26 – Circle this one on your calendar as the Dodgers come to town for a contentious two-game series in what has become an intense rivalry. Tickets range from around $15 to over $175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Hours vary.
Christian Wood defended by the Los Angeles Clippers | Photo: Robert Seale; courtesy of the Houston Rockets

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Major Sporting Events in Houston: April 26-May 2, 2021

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Houston Rockets point guard John Wall | Photo: Noah Graham; Courtesy of the Houston Rockets

Grab a seat (or watch from home) at these must-see games and sporting events around Houston from Monday, April 26 through Sunday, May 2, 2021.

This week, catch the NBA’s top talent strolling through Toyota Center, watch Dynamo and Dash take to the court, and put down roots on the Astros in a four-game home series.

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Top 6 Sports Games and Events in Houston This Week

  • Houston Astros vs. Seattle Mariners at Minute Maid Park | From Monday 26 April to Thursday 29 April – After losing key players for the first part of the season, the Astros will be looking to get back on their way to winning this four-game home series against the Angels. Tickets range from around $15 to over $175, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.; Thursday at 1:10 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Milwaukee Bucks at Toyota Center | Thursday April 29 – Back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo leads the Milwaukee Bucks to Houston for a tough game. Tickets range from $23 to over $400, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 7 p.m.
  • Houston Dynamo FC versus Los Angeles FC at BBVA Stadium | Saturday May 1 – Dynamo continues to roll into its third game of the season, hosting an LAFC team with championship aspirations. Tickets range from $48 to over $180, but you can find better or cheaper seats using the TicketNetwork online marketplace. 2:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. Golden State Warriors at Toyota Center | Saturday May 1 – Battling to make the playoffs, Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors will travel to Houston for a Western Conference matchup. Tickets range from $43 to over $450, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 6:30 p.m.
  • Houston Dash vs. Portland Thorns at BBVA Stadium | Sunday May 2 – The Dash will close out the group stage of the 2021 NWSL Challenge Cup, facing top-flight Portland Thorns FC. Tickets start at $10. 6:30 p.m.
  • Houston Rockets vs. New York Knicks at Toyota Center | Sunday May 2 – The New York Knicks, who will make the playoffs, will stop in Houston for a game that will see plenty of young talent on display. Tickets range from $23 to over $350, but you can find better or cheaper seats on the TicketNetwork marketplace. 7 p.m.

Social distancing and COVID-19

As we enter the vaccination phase of the COVID-19 pandemic, medical experts are still advising that we still have some way to go before we achieve herd immunity and can safely resume pre-pandemic activities. . In the meantime, you can stay vigilant to protect yourself from the coronavirus by continuing to wear face masks in public spaces, practicing social distancing of at least six feet, limiting contact with surfaces, and using disinfectant frequently. for hands or soap and water to keep your hands clean.

While the Governor of Texas lifted mandatory mask orders and capacity limits, most businesses still require face masks to enter and enforce reduced capacity. Familiarize yourself in advance with the policies of your destination and please observe their public safety measures.

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Russell Wilson and Seahawks take on Rams on Yahoo Sports app

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A few weeks into the season, Russell Wilson looked like he was going from end to end in the MVP race.

At the end of the season, no one could know what to expect from the Seattle Seahawks passing playoff game.

Wilson and the Seahawks face the Los Angeles Rams on Saturday afternoon in a wildcard clash, a game that can be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app. The Rams are having quarterback issues. Jared Goff will be out of thumb surgery for less than two weeks. If he can’t go, John Wolford will make his second career start. LA head coach Sean McVay has said he won’t announce a decision until kick-off.

We know the Rams have concerns. But what happened to Seattle’s passing game?

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson fell out of the MVP race in the second half of the season. (AP Photo / Elaine Thompson)

Russell Wilson’s numbers have dropped significantly

In eight games this season, Wilson has totaled 2,541 yards, 28 touchdowns and a passing rating of 117.1. He was about to defy the passing records in a single season. The fact that Wilson never received an MVP vote has been repeated thousands of times. Wilson is a Hall of Fame talent, but Seattle had never let him function as a high-volume passer. It seemed like the season it finally happened. He looked like he won MVP in a runaway.

The second half of the season was a big difference. Wilson pitched for 1,671 yards and 12 touchdowns. This is in part due to the Seahawks relying less on Wilson. He had 4.5 fewer passing attempts per game in the second half of the season. Wilson was not efficient either, however. His rating dropped to 91.3.

Seattle doesn’t have a lot of receivers although DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett are two of the best in the NFL. It’s not like Wilson’s talent is in doubt. Seattle’s passing game has just evaporated.

In the second half of the season, the Seahawks have never had more than 236 net passing yards in a game. It’s shocking in the NFL today for any team, but inexplicable for the one with Wilson, Metcalf and Lockett.

Seahawks’ passing offense struggled

It’s hard to deny the Seahawks’ record. While it is odd that they limited Wilson on offense, they are winning. Even though the pass offense struggled, Seattle went 6-2 and won the NFC West. One win was a decisive 20-9 win over the Rams in Week 16 to clinch the division title.

It’s also fair to assume that if Seattle is to win four games, including the Super Bowl, Wilson will have to play better than he has in the past two months. Seattle’s defense has improved significantly since the start of the season. The racing game was good. Maybe that’ll be enough to beat the Rams, who have fantastic defense and will likely want to play a low-scoring game due to their quarterback conundrum. But if the Seahawks are up against Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Tom Brady, Patrick Mahomes, Josh Allen, or any other top quarterback, 200 passing yards probably won’t be enough.

Wilson is one of the most talented quarterbacks in NFL history. He has also won a Super Bowl before. It should come as no surprise that Wilson activated him in the playoffs and led the Seahawks to a deep run.

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49ers leave home and face bills on Yahoo Sports app

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The San Francisco 49ers were 4-6 at the start of their week off. Before playing last week against the Los Angeles Rams, they found out they had been forced out of their home port in Santa Clara, not knowing when they would be able to play or train there again.

It doesn’t matter if you’ve already attributed the 49ers’ season to a Super Bowl hangover. We knew some teams would catch bad breaks in a weird 2020, and arguably no one was luckier than the 49ers. They’ve had a ton of injuries, several players are on the reserve / COVID-19 roster (they’ve used a team record of 74 players this season) and they’re now the first team this season moved from their home stadium. origin.

Still, the 49ers are not out of the playoff race. The 49ers beat the Rams last week, sweeping the season streak, and all of a sudden at 5-6, they’re back in the mix. The 49ers will look to continue against the Buffalo Bills on Monday night, a game that can be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app.

It will be a home game for the 49ers … in Glendale, Ariz., With the Arizona Cardinals. It’s not like the 49ers aren’t used to adversity.

San Francisco 49ers running back Raheem Mostert scores a rushed touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams. (AP Photo / Kelvin Kuo)

The 49ers still in the race for the playoffs

The 49ers’ toughest night of the season was likely a Thursday night game of Week 9. Due to injuries and other COVID-19-related absences, the 49ers had a lineup against the Green Bay Packers that looked like to something you would see in week four of the preseason. They lost 34-17 and the game was not that close. A loss to the Saints a week later seemed to end the 49ers’ chances.

But five weeks from the end, there is still hope. The Cardinals’ surprising loss to the New England Patriots dropped them to 6-5, one game ahead of the Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings and 49ers at 5-6. The Rams are 7-4, and even though they lead the 49ers by two games, San Francisco holds the tiebreaker against them.

The 49ers are starting to pick up players. Cornerback Richard Sherman, running back Raheem Mostert and wide receiver Deebo Samuel returned last week. Rookie wide receiver Brandon Aiyuk is expected to return this week. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo and tight end George Kittle could be back by the end of the season.

The 49ers are not in great shape. They’ve dug a big hole this season but the roster is starting to improve, they played well last week and the NFC race was not lost on them. They have little margin for error, and beating the Bills would probably be a good idea if they are to stay in the chase.

49ers adjusting to their new home

It’s tough enough that you need to win at least four and maybe the remaining five games to make the playoffs. But moving operations five weeks from completion add a unique challenge.

“Hopefully we can go for a week and figure out somehow – what we can do, what we can’t do, what the situation is – and then we’ll spend the next two weeks trying to do the things. adjustments needed … as good as possible for any issues we can fix, “49ers coach Kyle Shanahan said.

Sometimes adversity can rally a team. It’s not ideal for anyone to have to move to Arizona all the time, but they are professionals and they will take care of it the best they can.

If the 49ers beat the Bills and then advance to the playoffs, it will be one of the most impressive stories of the NFL season. It wouldn’t be as grand as making a Super Bowl, like San Francisco did last season, but it would still be a proud moment considering all of the 49ers have gone through it.

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Steelers and Ravens in rare Wednesday game on Yahoo Sports app

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The NFL has played Wednesdays before. He never played on a Wednesday afternoon because NBC wanted to show off the Christmas tree lighting at Rockefeller Center.

This NFL season is weird, and it peaks when the Pittsburgh Steelers and Baltimore Ravens (hopefully) start Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. ET. It’s a great morning lunch for NFL fans on the West Coast. The game can be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app if you want to follow a single Wednesday afternoon soccer game. Kick-off has been moved to mid-afternoon to host NBC’s much-loved special “Christmas In Rockefeller Center.”

We got to this point because the Ravens had an outbreak of COVID-19. The Thanksgiving game had to be rescheduled Sunday, then Tuesday and Wednesday. It won’t be Wednesday’s first game in NFL history. But it will only be the second since 1948, assuming it stays on schedule.

Has the NFL ever played on a Wednesday?

The NFL has always been fairly predictable in its schedule. Most matches take place on Sunday. Monday Night Football has a tradition that dates back to 1970. Thursday and Sunday night games followed. The league squeezes in a game or two on Saturday after the college football season ends. Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays are generally reserved for the rest of the sports world.

This season the NFL will go for the cycle. If the rest of the games go as planned – that’s a big guess – the NFL will have games on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday this season. For some, it’s a dream come true. It’s a bit of a nightmare for Fantasy Football managers, but they will adapt.

There has been only one game on a Wednesday in the modern NFL. In 2012, the NFL moved its annual season opener from Thursday to Wednesday. The NFL rarely pulls out for anything when scheduling games (except for Christmas tree lights), but they didn’t want to go against President Barack Obama’s speech at the Convention National Democratic Party.

This is how the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants ended up playing an NFL game on a Wednesday. It’s the only Wednesday game in the NFL in the past 72 years.

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) faces the Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday. (Photo by Mark Goldman / Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

Some historic NFL games took place on Wednesdays

According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame, Wednesday matches from 1925 to 1940 were not that rare. Then again, this is when the NFL still had teams like the Pottsville Maroons and the Rochester Jeffersons.

Wednesday’s first game in NFL history took place in 1925 and pitted the Detroit Panthers against the Cleveland Bulldogs. The first night game in NFL history took place on a Wednesday, between the Chicago Cardinals and Providence Steam Roller in 1929.

From 1925 to 1940, there were 38 Wednesday games in the NFL, according to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In 1948 there was one more, a season opener between the Los Angeles Rams and the Detroit Lions. This game was also remarkable because that night the Rams became the first NFL team to have logos on their helmets.

Then the NFL took Wednesday off until 2012. Part of the NFL’s popularity is that casual fans don’t need to follow it seven days a week like other major sports. They can binge on a Sunday and attend games on Thursday or Monday if they wish. More serious NFL fans wouldn’t mind games every day of the week.

In this strange season during a pandemic, they make their wish come true.

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Tom Brady and Buccaneers take on Rams on Yahoo Sports app

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers kick off at 8:15 p.m. ET on Monday. It’s about 15 minutes before Tom Brady usually goes to bed.

There’s been a lot of talk about Brady’s struggles in prime time this season, along with jokes about his age. The jokes were loud when Brady forgot he was fourth in a loss to the Chicago Bears.

Brady and the Buccaneers try again in prime time when they host the Los Angeles Rams on Monday night, a game that can be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app. The Buccaneers are 1-2 in prime time, and the win almost slipped away from a poor New York Giants team. Tampa Bay is 6-1 on kickoff of the day.

The idea that there is something behind Brady’s age, sleep patterns, and tank game at night has garnered admiration. Would that be possible?

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady struggled in three prime-time games this season. (AP Photo / Mark LoMoglio)

Tom Brady was not the same last night

Brady’s sleep patterns of going to bed at 8:30 p.m. and getting up early have been common knowledge for years.

The Patriots have played Thursday, Sunday and Monday nights throughout Brady’s career, and they’ve won most of those games. Brady has always done well under the lights. There’s probably nothing to his prime-time issues this season beyond random variance. However, the Patriots also lost their last three nightly games last season, including a loss to the Tennessee Titans in the wildcard round. Between Brady’s last 20 starts, his teams are 11-3 by day and 1-5 by night.

Wins and losses aren’t limited to a single quarterback, but Brady hasn’t been at his best in prime time this season.

Normal Sunday kick-off (seven games): 179 of 266, 1,998 yards, 20 touchdowns, 4 INTs, 108.3
Night kick-offs (three matches): 75 of 119, 741 yards, 3 TDs, 3 INTs, 78.5 rating

This is all probably silly and uses small samples to connect the dots of a humorous tale about a 43-year-old quarterback. But maybe there is a Small something to ask someone to compete at the highest athletic level after they are usually in bed.

Buccaneers change their training schedule

Whatever there is behind the Buccaneers who look like a different team in prime time, Tampa coach Bruce Arians has noticed. He said the prime-time Bucs were a combination of “Bad football. [and] not be ready to play.

To turn things around, Arians said he would change the schedule and have the team train at night.

“We have to try something because we had some really, really bad starts in the night games,” Arians said. “We will try to practice at that time. [on] friday and saturday evening [and] doing more stuff, in fact, Monday morning than we did. We have to try something, so luckily we have an indoor facility and we can work at night. We’re going to do it and hopefully get a better result to start a night football game. “

Brady is one of the NFL’s greatest clutch performers, usually doing his best job when the spotlight is on the brightest. This has not been the case this season. Brady and the Bucs better figure that out, as the NFL won’t be changing kickoff times to accommodate Brady’s bedtime.

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FOX Sports app gives 5G smartphone users an immersive MLB experience

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The 2020 MLB Playoffs are already unlike any other, and FOX Sports honors 25 years of MLB playoff coverage with a 21st century vision for action.

FOX Sports 5G View powered by Samsung is an all-new app experience exclusive to 5G-enabled smartphones. The new technology will bring fans from the spectator’s seat straight into the director’s chair.

The user of the app will benefit from five unique camera angles around the diamond, ensuring an immersive experience that only FOX Sports can deliver.

Fans can use the app to be on top of each game as they relive the game-changing highlights.

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Users of the app can also go back up to three minutes during live matches to not miss any rounds or streaks.

“After recently reinventing the FOX Sports app, we are excited to be working with Samsung to add this exclusive 5G smartphone experience for the NLCS and World Series,” said David Katz, Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer at FOX Sports. “In these unique times for fans, we have a huge opportunity to bring them closer to the action with impactful and creative solutions during some of our greatest moments. This collaboration combines the best of FOX Sports production and innovation from mobile users for the fans of today and tomorrow.

The high-tech app is now available on 5G-enabled Android smartphones, including the new Galaxy Note20 series, Galaxy Z Fold 2, and Galaxy S20 FE through the Google Play Store. Fans can also connect the streaming experience to a TV using SAMSUNG SMART VIEW.

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Chiefs visit Ravens in massive clash on Yahoo Sports app

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Not all prime-time NFL games are created the same.

Count the Monday night shock of this week as a premium Class A premium.

The last time a regular season game got this kind of hype, the Kansas City boss beat the Los Angeles Rams in a Monday night game that can reasonably be called the greatest regular season football game. never played.

Patrick Mahomes and his company are in the spotlight once again this week as the Chiefs take on the Baltimore Ravens in this young NFL season’s main event which can be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app.

So many distinctions

The NFL schedule has blessed us with a titanic Week 3 game (Jamie Squire / Getty Images)

It’s a contest pitting the best regular season team from last year against the reigning Super Bowl champions. This is a clash between 2019 League MVP Lamar Jackson and Super Bowl Mahomes MVP. That same quarterback duel is a clash between the league’s last two MVPs and arguably the two brightest young stars in the NFL.

Of course, Mahomes and Jackson won’t face each other. They will face opposing defenses who finished last season among the NFL’s top 10 scorers. Both defenses are among the top 10 in the league to start 2020.

It’s a meeting that most neutral observers would like to see again in the AFC championship game.

For now we’ll have to settle for slightly lower stakes as the 2-0 pair of teams prepare early for playoff positioning. And it will be fine.

Can the Ravens get revenge, get up early?

The last time these two met was week 3 last season. Mahomes had just completed a stunning 50 touchdown MVP campaign in his first season as a starter that ended an offside penalty from Dee Ford before a trip to the Super Bowl. He was a known commodity.

Jackson, not so much. The second-year quarterback showed promise in seven starts in 2018 as a rookie and succeeded Joe Flacco to lead the Ravens to a playoff berth. He was only beginning to tease the electricity that would unleash the league’s biggest offense.

The Chiefs got off to a good start that day, scoring 23 unanswered points in the second quarter to take a 23-6 halftime lead. The Ravens fired back as a late Jackson touchdown reduced Kansas City’s lead to 33-28 with 2:01 to go.

But Mahomes didn’t return the ball to Jackson as the Chiefs ran out of time to hand the Ravens the first of their two regular-season losses in 2019. Mahomes also beat Jackson in the scoring area, shooting for 374 yards and three touchdowns. without turnover. Jackson’s only score that day was his late touchdown to the ground.

On Monday we’ll see a fully trained Jackson show MVP form again after a pair of dominating wins over the Cleveland Browns and Houston Texans. Mahomes, of course, is still Mahomes as the Chiefs toppled the Texans and Los Angeles Chargers. Both players are armed with a stable of versatile offensive weapons.

And these defenses? They are still strong.

This one is going to be fun.

Buckle up.

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FOX Sports App and Site Now Offers FOX Bet Odds

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  • FOX Sports has revamped its FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com with new features.
  • The new app and site will also feature the odds for games before they start and while they play.
  • TV subscribers can live stream all FOX Sports games directly from the app.

LOS ANGELESFOX Sports unveiled a completely redesigned FOX Sports app and a website with key new features including odds, scores and live streaming.

The real-time odds which will be accessible through the app and site are powered by the FOX Bet Sportsbook and are naturally integrated into the newly made FOX Sports app and site.

The updated website and sports app are already accessible to fans just in time to start betting on MLB when the league returns on Saturday, July 25 which will broadcast its first game on FOX.

FOX Sports redesign

The new and improved FOX Sports and FOXSports.com app come with a host of exciting new features for its users.

The main features of the app are Stories, a user-friendly news section that shows the biggest topics of the day, live TV for FOX TV subscribers, updated scores of each game in real time, and bonus cameras that will allow fans to see certain games and events through cameras exclusive to the application.

The main attraction, however, is the ability to see all the odds for each game displayed in the app.

Whichever section users use on the app, if a game is a goal, you will find the odds for that game powered by the FOX Bet sports betting.

This includes whether you’re on the scores page, reading an article about a game or event, or streaming the games live. It is outside of FOX Sports pushes innovation in the field of sports betting.

“FOX Sports is known for its innovation, and this forward-looking digital overhaul marks a new era,” said David Katz, Executive Vice President and Chief Digital Officer, FOX Sports. “Modern sports fans are passionate, engaged and uncompromising. Our bold and distinctive products give them a new way to experience the leagues, teams and players they love.

The new and improved FOX Sports app and website will be a major tool for those involved in legal sports betting with its built-in odds system. The application is available for download now in the App Store and Google Play Store.

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Check out the new FOX Sports website, the app featuring Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Buck

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FOX Sports has unveiled its new FOX Sports app and FOXSports.com, completely redesigned to serve the sports fans of today and tomorrow.

The innovative products present the best video, storytelling, stats and live streaming experience in sports – and here to show how it all works, Hall of Fame broadcaster Joe Buck.

The main features include:

STORIES: Users access the most important topics of the day, with a multimedia perspective and analysis of the sport’s most important voices. Driven by editorial sensibility and data-driven insight, each story offers a 360-degree view of the most important sports topics.

LIVE: Every FOX Sports game and studio show is available to TV subscribers with the push of a button. Users watch in full screen mode or flip vertically for real-time stats, projections, highlights, social feeds and more.

NFL, MLB, NASCAR, MLS, College Football, College Basketball, WWE, PBC, PBA and Liga MX, plus all daily broadcasts from FS1 and FOX Deportes studios are just a click away.

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BONUS CAMS: Some games and events will now include patent-pending bonus cameras, where fans can watch the live stream while choosing between side streams with different camera angles and perspectives.

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NOTES: Fan research shows a desire for easy to navigate and high score pages within the experience. The new design makes it easier to access the scores and times fans want. Date, time and TV network are shown alongside key odds (spread, money line, total) of the FOX Bet Sportsbook.

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FAVORITES: Fans can personalize their experience by choosing their favorite leagues, teams and players. Robust content sections for all favorites are highlighted in the Explore tab.

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Three hard-hitting NFL games on Saturday on the Yahoo Sports app

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The Sports Broadcasting Act of 1961 is the reason NFL football appears every Saturday in December. Or, more accurately, this is why we don’t have NFL games on Saturdays all year.

The rule states that the NFL cannot broadcast Friday night or Saturday games during the high school and college seasons until the second Saturday in December. So after the Army and Navy face off, we’re back with some bonus NFL football on Saturday.

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The three Saturday games of Week 16 this season, which can be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app, all have playoff implications, including an interesting AFC East game midway through the triple title.

Houston Texans (9-5) vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers (7-7), 1 p.m. ET

The Houston Texans picked up a massive victory last week over the Tennessee Titans. This paved the way for them to land the AFC South in Week 16, and possibly remain starters in a Week 17 rematch against the Titans.

The Texans win the division with a win over the Buccaneers or a Titans loss to the Saints on Sunday. A Buccaneers victory would keep alive the possibility of the Texans-Titans in Week 17 being an AFC South championship game, and Tampa Bay is not an easy exit.

The Jameis Winston roller coaster is exasperating and thrilling, frustrating and fun. He still has a chance to lead the NFL in passing yards, touchdowns and interceptions this season. As with any Buccaneers game, expect plenty of points and plays that will mystify everyone, good and bad.

Buffalo Bills (10-4) vs. New England Patriots (11-3), 4:30 p.m. ET

It’s been a while since the Patriots played an AFC East game this late in the season with any real intrigue in the division.

The Bills still have a long way to go to the division title. They need to win in Foxboro on Saturday, win in Week 17 and secure the Miami Dolphins 3-11 to win the season finale in New England. The Patriots will win any tiebreaker against the Bills, either by a season sweep with a win on Saturday or by a record against mutual opponents if the Bills win this week. The Bills must finish ahead of New England in the standings.

Still, the Patriots haven’t clinched with two games to go and that’s rare. They must also keep winning to retain the Kansas City Chiefs for the second AFC playoff bye. Even if the Bills don’t end up winning the division, Saturday could be a statement that they’re ready to make a real run for the Patriots and the AFC East title in 2020.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will face the Bills again on Saturday. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

Los Angeles Rams (8-6) vs. San Francisco 49ers (11-3), 8:15 p.m. ET

Nothing can be done in Game 3 on Saturday, but one team will try to keep their season alive and the other will try to preserve their path to an NFC seed and a bye.

The Rams are alive for a wildcard spot, but barely after a loss to the Dallas Cowboys last week. Football Outsiders gives the Rams a 1.8% chance of making the playoffs. The defending NFC champions could be officially eliminated on Saturday.

The 49ers are tied with the Seattle Seahawks for first place in the NFC West, but the NFL has said neither team can clinch the division this week. The Seahawks and 49ers are playing in Week 17 and that game will most likely be for the NFC West (and prime time) no matter what happens this week. The 49ers’ path to winning the tiebreaker is a complicated one, but it looks like San Francisco will follow suit if they end up tying Seattle at 12-4 at the end of the season. The short version is that Saturday’s game isn’t critical for the 49ers in the NFC West race, although it is important in the standings race. The 11-3 Packers and Saints will back the Rams as it would improve their chances of getting a top-two seed in the NFC and a bye.

The bulk of the NFL schedule for Week 16 will still be Sunday, but Saturday should give us some key answers when it comes to the playoff picture.

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Frank Schwab is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Do you have any advice? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

Watch Free NFL Games in the Marketplace on the Yahoo Sports app

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Here are the games available through the app for the coming week:

National Games

  • Thursday, October 31 at 8:20 p.m. ET: San Francisco 49ers vs. Arizona Cardinals on FOX / NFLN
  • Sunday, November 3 at 8:20 p.m. ET: New England Patriots vs. Baltimore Ravens on NBC
  • Monday, November 4 at 8:15 p.m. ET: Dallas Cowboys vs. New York Giants on ESPN

Local Games – Localized for each market

  • Sunday, November 3 at 9:30 a.m.ET:
    • Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars on NFLN
  • Sunday, November 3 at 1 p.m. ET:
    • Chicago Bears vs. Philadelphia Eagles on FOX
    • Minnesota Vikings vs. Kansas City Chiefs on FOX
    • Indianapolis Colts to Pittsburgh Steelers on CBS
    • New York Jets at Miami Dolphins on CBS
    • Washington Redskins vs. Buffalo Bills on FOX
    • Tennessee Titans vs. Carolina Panthers on CBS
  • Sunday, November 3 at 4:05 p.m. ET:
    • Detroit Lions vs. Oakland Raiders on FOX
    • Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Seattle Seahawks on FOX
  • Sunday, November 3 at 4:25 p.m. ET:
    • Green Bay Packers at Los Angeles Chargers on CBS
    • Cleveland Browns at the Denver Broncos on CBS

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49ers try to win against Browns again on Yahoo Sports app

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This year, the Cleveland Browns were the NFL’s offseason darlings. Everyone fell in love with their story after a strong end to last season. Greatness was predicted for their young quarterback, Baker Mayfield.

The San Francisco 49ers know this.

Last year, the 49ers were the team everyone wanted to talk about. With young quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo, acquired in a mid-season trade from the New England Patriots, San Francisco won five in a row to end the season. The NFL scheduled them for as many prime-time games as possible in 2018. The offseason hype machine turned Garoppolo into a mix of Joe Namath, John Elway and Superman. Then Garoppolo tore his ACL early in the season and the 49ers went 4-12.

After everyone focused on the Browns and forgot about the 49ers, San Francisco looks like the team we expected last season. The 49ers are 3-0 and face the Browns 2-2 on Monday night, a game that can be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app.

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There’s still some skepticism about the 49ers, but that may start to change if they look good on the Monday night stage.

The 49ers are the last undefeated team in the NFC

It’s not like the 49ers have played their toughest slate yet. They beat the interception-prone Jameis Winston and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 1. In Week 2, they beat the Cincinnati Bengals 0-4. In Week 3, they drew Mason Rudolph making his first career start for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and needed a late touchdown to escape with a home win. The Steelers are 1-3 and their only win is against the Bengals.

So this 3-0 start comes with qualifying. It was another much-needed quick start for the 49ers and coach Kyle Shanahan, who was 10-22 in his first two seasons.

Garoppolo looks good, but not exactly great as he is coming back from ACL surgery. The 49ers handled the ball very well, ranking second in the NFL in rushing yards. The defense stepped forward and allowed the third-fewest yards per game in the NFL.

It’s only three games, but the 49ers find themselves in first place in the NFC West. This is the last undefeated team in the NFC. Questions or not, that’s a good start.

Jimmy Garoppolo helped lead the 49ers to a 3-0 start. (Getty Pictures)

The Browns bounced back in Week 4

Like the 49ers last season, the Browns entered the season with high expectations and stumbled. They were eliminated at home by the Tennessee Titans to start the season. After a victory against a terrible New York Jets team, the Browns fell on a Sunday night against the Los Angeles Rams. Ahead of their third prime-time appearance in five weeks, the Browns got back on track with a 40-25 win over the Baltimore Ravens.

This week feels like a turning point in Cleveland’s season. Mayfield struggled for three weeks but bounced back in Week 4. Can he keep this momentum going? Are the Browns’ play-calling issues resolved? Can Cleveland continue to play as the AFC North favorite?

It’s an interesting test against the 3-0 49ers. San Francisco can legitimize their debut against a talented Browns team. The Browns’ slow start this season would be a distant memory if they went 3-2 after a road win against the NFC’s last undefeated team.

Whoever wins is likely to be in a familiar place, attracting lots of attention and hype.

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Frank Schwab is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Do you have any advice? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab

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Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes plays Colts on Yahoo Sports app

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From 1920 to 2017, only one quarterback in NFL history had a season of 5,000 yards and 50 touchdowns. Peyton Manning did it in 2013.

Patrick Mahomes tied it last season and he has a chance to do it again this year, in his second year as a Kansas City Chiefs starter. It’s incredible.

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If Mahomes keeps up that pace, we have to start wondering if we’re looking at the greatest quarterback in NFL history. Mahomes fell off the pace for 50 touchdowns last week when he didn’t throw one in a win over the Detroit Lions. But he’s on pace for 6,040 yards. And he still leads the NFL with 10 touchdown passes, with no interceptions. It wouldn’t surprise anyone if Mahomes picked up the pace for another 50 touchdown season. Other than perhaps Dan Marino, whose iconic 1984 performance came in his second season in the NFL, no quarterback in NFL history has had a better start to his career.

The 4-0 Chiefs have become the NFL’s go-to team due to their reigning MVP quarterback. They will face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night, a game that can be streamed live on the Yahoo Sports app. Kansas City’s precocious young quarterback will be the main attraction.

Patrick Mahomes could repeat as NFL MVP

It’s hard to put a current young player into historical perspective. We see it a bit with Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels in baseball. Since we don’t yet know how the last 10-12 years of Trout’s career will pan out, it’s easier to lean on Willie Mays or Babe Ruth when discussing the greatest player of all time. That’s despite Trout having two MVPs, two second MVPs and a fourth place finish in seven full seasons. And he will finish first or second this season. No one has ever had so much effort to start a career.

Considering Mahomes has few reasonable comparisons in NFL history, Trout might be the best for him. What we see of Mahomes is virtually inconceivable. Playing quarterback in the NFL is supposed to be tough, and Mahomes had no problem. Through 20 starts over the past two seasons, he has 6,607 yards and 60 touchdowns. The Chiefs are 16-4 in his starts. A regression was expected this season for Mahomes as no one came close to repeating the type of season he had in 2018, and a quarter of this season he is arguably better. If you choose a quarter-season MVP, Mahomes should win by unanimous decision. He dominated without his best receiver, Tyreek Hill, who missed most of the season with a shoulder injury.

It’s pretty easy to put Johnny Unitas, Joe Montana or Peyton Manning in historical perspective when we’re debating the greatest quarterbacks of all time. We don’t know what to make of Mahomes, even though what he does is the first of its kind.

Mahomes is the face of the NFL

It’s not just that Mahomes is incredibly efficient and posting unprecedented numbers. He’s funny.

Mahomes has the cannon arm and no-look passes. He has a unique look and a more unique voice. He’s a likeable personality in a league that prefers its players to show no personality. Given that Patriots fatigue has turned everyone against Tom Brady, Mahomes is clearly the face of the NFL now. It will be so for a long time.

The NFL is also less predictable than Major League Baseball or the NBA. There is more uncertainty about what will happen next with Mahomes. A big injury could change everything. Sometimes the rest of the league catches up with the players. In 2012, did anyone think seven years later that Andrew Luck would be retired and Robert Griffin III would be on the road to career change?

But right now, Mahomes looks like a future Hall of Famer. He seems to have the chance to become one of the greatest players of all time. It sounds like hyperbole, but he’s already done things we’ve never seen before.

It’s impossible to say exactly where Mahomes’ career is headed. For now, sit back and enjoy the show.

Patrick Mahomes is the first favorite to win another NFL MVP award. (Getty Images)

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Frank Schwab is a writer for Yahoo Sports. Do you have any advice? Email him at shutdown.corner@yahoo.com or follow him on Twitter! Follow @YahooSchwab