a month ago​Turner Sports to broadcast Liverpool games in US

first_img​Turner Sports to broadcast Liverpool games in USby Ian Ferrisa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool has extended its partnership with Turner Sports, in which exclusive content from in-house channel LCTV will be distributed in the United States via Turner’s sports streaming service B/R Live, reports SportBusiness.It follows Turner and B/R Live’s exclusive deal to broadcast Liverpool’s summer tour of the United States this year. Turner and B/R Live also have the US rights to the Champions League and Europa League.As part of the deal, Liverpool’s American fans will have access to 40 live matches per season, including pre-season, U23, U18, Liverpool FC Legends and LFC Women’s games, and replays for all first-team matches in all competitions.Additionally, supporters will be able to watch behind-the-scenes content featuring Liverpool players and manager Jürgen Klopp.Billy Hogan, managing director and chief commercial officer at LFC, said: “We’re incredibly excited to expand our partnership with Turner Sports to launch LFCTV on B/R Live. The relationship with Turner began this summer when they did a terrific job broadcasting our pre-season tour matches and we’re delighted to be extending it as we look to offer more LFC content to all our fans in the US over the coming seasons.” TagsMLS NewsPremiership NewsAbout the authorIan FerrisShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Video: UNC’s Kennedy Meeks Nails Ridiculous Trick Shot At Shoot-Around

first_imgKennedy Meeks Trick Shot.Meeks Trick ShotUNC junior big man Kennedy Meeks takes most of his shots close to the rim during games, but apparently he can extend his range during shoot-around. As the Heels got a feel for NRG Stadium during a quick workout today before tonight’s national semifinal, Meeks stepped beyond the court and drilled a shot from beyond the scorer’s table.In this video, you can’t see Meeks until he steps back inbounds, but you can see the shot as it gets launched and as it goes in. You then hear the reaction of his teammates.Range! @kennedymeeks3 bucket from behind the scorer’s table. #HeelsLockIn #FinalFour pic.twitter.com/cFHcrGDeLV— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) April 2, 2016North Carolina and Syracuse play for the right to reach the national championship game at 8:49 p.m. ET on TBS.last_img read more

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Foes of Obama oilgas rule ask court to reconsider ruling

first_imgDENVER – Opponents of some Obama-era oil and gas regulations say a decision by a federal appeals court in Denver could allow those rules to go into effect temporarily, even though the Trump administration plans to revoke them.Four states, two industry groups and a Native American tribe filed documents Friday and Monday asking the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider a decision it issued in September.That decision said it would be a waste of time to rule on whether the regulations are legal because the new administration has already begun to overturn them. But the decision cast doubt on whether the regulations are in force in the meantime.Colorado, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming asked the court reconsider. Two industry groups — the Independent Petroleum Association of America and the Western Energy Alliance — filed another request, as did the Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah.The industry groups said that unless the September decision is changed, the federal government could be forced to enact the rules until they are formally revoked. Energy companies would have to spend time and money complying or risk getting sued, the groups said.The Ute tribe said it would suffer economic losses if the rules take effect because energy companies might hold off drilling on tribal land until the Trump administration revokes them. The states said they too would be harmed.The appeals court did not immediately say whether it would reconsider. It told six environmental groups that are parties to the case to respond to the requests by Nov. 20.The 2015 rules require drilling companies to disclose what chemicals they used in hydraulic fracturing on federal and tribal land. Hydraulic fracturing boosts oil and gas production by injecting a high-pressure mix of water, sand and chemicals underground to break open rock formations.A federal judge in Wyoming overturned the regulations last year, saying the government had no authority to impose them. The Obama administration — which was still in office — and environmentalists appealed.Before the appeals court could rule, the Trump administration took office and announced it would revoke the regulations. That process is underway but not yet complete.The 10th Circuit, citing the uncertain future of the regulations, dismissed the appeals in its September decision but also reversed the Wyoming judge’s decision that overturned the regulations in the first place. That left confusion about whether the regulations are in force.___Follow Dan Elliott at http://twitter.com/DanElliottAP. His work can be found at https://apnews.com/search/dan%20elliott.last_img read more

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9th Annual United Way of Northern BC Fire Truck Pull this Saturday

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The United Way of Northern British Columbia will be hosting its 9th Annual Fire Truck Pull this Saturday, September 14.The Fire Truck Pull is described as the ultimate tug-of-war challenge and a great team-building event.Teams of 10 will play tug-of-war with a 22,000 lb. fire truck to compete for awards and bragging rights. Awards will be given out to teams in the following categories:• Fastest time- Heavy Weight and Not so Heavy Weight• Most money raised• Most spirited/best-dressed teamRegistration is a minimum pledge of $250.00 per team, with all proceeds going to support the United Way of Northern B.C.A pledge form, money and acknowledgment of risk waiver must be submitted to the United Way by Friday, September 13.The 9th Annual Fire Truck Pull is taking place Saturday, September 14, at the Pomeroy Sport Centre parking lot.For team registration, and for more information, you can call Mahvish Parvez at 250-561-1040. Registration can also be completed online.last_img read more

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Dhoni opens up on 2013 IPL fixing scandal

first_imgNew Delhi: What mistake did the players make, asked Mahendra Singh Dhoni, opening up on a phase of life made “most difficult and depressing” by the 2013 IPL fixing scandal. The two-time World Cup winning captain broke his silence in a docudrama aptly titled ‘Roar of the Lion’, which focuses on the scandal that rocked Indian cricket and the ensuing fairy tale comeback by Chennai Super Kings following a two-year suspension for its management’s role in spot-fixing. Also Read – India gets first tranche of Swiss bank a/c details “2013 was the most difficult phase in my life, I was never depressed as much as I was then. The closest was 2007 World Cup when we lost in the group stages. But all said and done, 2007 happened because we did not play good cricket. “But 2013, the angle was completely different. People are talking about match-fixing and spot-fixing. It was the most talked about thing in the country,” Dhoni said in the first episode titled ‘What did we do wrong’? broadcast on Hotstar. Also Read – Tourists to be allowed in J&K from Thursday Dhoni, who led the CSK to three IPL titles, said they knew a “harsh punishment” was on the cards. “We did deserve the punishment but the only thing is the quantum of the punishment. Finally we got to know that CSK will be banned for two years. There was a mixed feeling that time. Because you take a lot of things personally and, as a captain, question what did the team do wrong,” Dhoni stated. “Yes there was mistake from our side (the franchise) but were the players involved in this? What mistake did we, as players, do to go through all of that?” Recalling the torrid time when insinuations and allegations flew thick and fast, Dhoni said fixing a match requires the involvement of the majority of players. “My name also came up in talks of fixing. They started showcasing in the media or social media as if the team was involved, I was involved. Is it possible (in cricket)? Yes it is possible, anyone can do spot-fixing. Umpires can do that, batsmen can, bowlers can… but match-fixing needs the involvement of the majority of the players.” For Dhoni, who has always preferred to go about his job quietly even when leading the Indian team, his silence may have been misunderstood. “The problem when people think you are very strong, is that more often than not, nobody comes and asks: how are you doing. It was more of how I dealt with it. “I did not want to talk about it to others, at the same time it was scratching me. I don’t want anything to affect my cricket. For me cricket is the most important thing.” In a trailer of the documentary recently, Dhoni had called match-fixing a bigger crime than murder. “Whatever I am today, whatever I have achieved is because of cricket. So the biggest crime that I can commit personally is not murder. It’s actually match fixing because it doesn’t get restricted to me. If I’m involved in such a thing, it has a bigger impact. “If people think a match is fixed because the outcome of a match is extraordinary, then people lose their faith in cricket. I don’t think in my life I would deal with something that is tougher than this,” he said. Dhoni had not commented on the turmoil before this. In July 2015, Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals were suspended from the cash-rich league for two years for betting activities by their key officials Gurunath Meiyappan and Raj Kundra during the 2013 season. On his silence post the episode, Dhoni said, “What makes it even tougher is that, as the Indian captain you keep going to press conferences. There is a known line that is drawn that that was the IPL and this is the Indian cricket team. “It’s not easy to keep performing at the top level when these things are on your mind. Ten years down the line, no one is going to remember what was said in a press conference but how the team did.” While he agreed that then BCCI chief N Srinivasan’s son-in-law Meiyappan was part of the team setup, Dhoni said, in what capacity, is open to debate. “Initially, when Guru’s name came up, (we knew) he was part of the team, all said and done. But in what capacity, that is debatable. Was he the owner, the team principal, the motivator… what exactly was he? “I don’t know if anyone from the franchise introduced Guru to us as the owner… we all knew him as the son-in-law.” The punishment was handed down by a Supreme Court- appointed three-member committee headed by former CJI R M Lodha, which held that the betting activities brought the game of cricket, BCCI and IPL into disrepute. Lastly, Dhoni called his association with CSK is “like a match made on matrimonial site an arranged marriage”.last_img read more

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Andre Silva on Ronaldo comparisons Im not anyones heir

first_imgSevilla striker Andre Silva insists that he does not see himself as Cristiano Ronaldo’s successorThe 22-year-old had been named by Ronaldo in 2017 as the man that will likely succeed him as Portugal’s new main man.“When I retire, Portugal will be in good hands because they have already found a great striker: Andre Silva,” Ronaldo told Gazzetta dello Sport.But Silva insists that replacing Ronaldo is not on the agenda and he instead intends to focus on himself.“I’m not anyone’s heir,” he told Calciomercato. “Cristiano is Cristiano. Everyone dreams of matching him, but I have a long way to go.“Cristiano Ronaldo is a legend and I want to follow in his footsteps – but as Andre Silva.”David Villa, SpainQuiz: How much do you know about David Villa? Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to test your knowledge about Spanish legendary forward David Villa.Following a disappointing year at AC Milan, Silva has had a remarkable turnaround in form on loan at Sevilla this season with a chart-topping seven goals in as many games.Last season at Milan, Silva managed just two goals in 24 Serie A appearances.The young striker spoke of his disbelief at how well he has done at Sevilla with Silva now a surprise favourite for the Pichichi award in La Liga.🤙 Say hello to @LaLigaEN’s top goalscorer 🤙 pic.twitter.com/lk9f93jZVB— Sevilla FC (@SevillaFC_ENG) September 30, 2018last_img read more

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Leganes request clarification over Barca controversial incident

first_imgLeganes have officially requested ‘clarification’ after Barcelona’s controversial second goal was allowed to stand in their 3-1 loss to the Catalan club on Sunday evening.Luis Suarez restored Barca’s lead when he scored their second goal in the match in the 70th minute, but he collided with Leganes’ goalkeeper Ivan Cuellar just before striking the ball.The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system did not overrule the referee’s decision to allow the Goal, causing anger amongst the away support, who have now emailed the Spanish FA requesting an explanation.Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.However, Barcelona manager manager Ernesto Valverde told reporters immediately after the match that he ‘thought it was a valid goal’.“Everybody will have their own opinion on decisions of this nature but the referee awarded the goal and VAR was in place to overrule that decision had it not been correct,” he said, according to Football Espana.“Luis does not touch the goalkeeper so that is why it was given so there really should not be a big deal about the controversy.”last_img read more

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