New Delhi: Sri Lanka speedster and limited-overs captain, Lasith Malinga is all set to hang his boots post T20 World Cup which is scheduled to be played in Australia 2020. Malinga, who has been in the scheme of things ever since he worked on his fitness and personally having a good time with the ball.“After the World Cup, my cricketing career is ending,” Malinga said after his side lost the second Twenty20 International against South Africa by 16 runs. “I want to play in the T20 World Cup and then end my career.”Malinga, 35, is a limited-overs great for Sri Lanka, picking up 322 wickets from 218 one-day internationals – including four in four balls against South Africa in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2007 – and 97 in 72 T20Is with his unique bowling action. Malinga is all set to call it a day post T20 World Cup. Malinga is currently captaining Sri Lanka’s limited overs side. Malinga will now be seen in action during Indian Premier League. highlights That is, one short of the record for most wickets in men’s T20Is, currently held by Shahid Afridi.Injuries have affected his career, and several times in the past he’s considered hanging up his boots. But having been handed the reigns of the side again, he appears keen to sign off on a high.His first focus is the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. While there is no confirmation if the selectors will persist with him as skipper for the World Cup, especially after the team’s poor performance in South Africa where they were swept 5-0, Malinga is putting himself in the best place for selection.This remains to be seen how well he is able to perform in the upcoming twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL). For Mumbai Indians, the schedule kicks off against the Delhi Capitals at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai on March 24. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
That could work particularly well for athletes in their 30s planning on Tokyo being their last Olympics. But for some the delay might scupper their chances of competing at all, while others who were set to miss out this year may suddenly get a fresh opportunity. “Do we try to take opportunities to prove in these last few meets that might happen in 2020, that they are worth re-signing for next year? That’s sort of the intention,” Doyle said. “There are other athletes that might be in the opposite situation, they’ve been on fire through 2019 and their contract is up and they’re in a great position to negotiate now. It’s going to be interesting to see how everything unfolds.”What is also problematic for track and field athletes is the lack of meets for the foreseeable future, with the postponement of the first three legs of the Diamond League denying them performance-related income from sponsors.“Obviously, they (sponsors) are trying to be fair to athletes, but they’re also trying to run a business that’s incredibly strapped right now as well,” Doyle said. “I hope everyone stands together and they realize, ‘Hey, these athletes are losing a lot of money by not being able to compete and not being able to earn bonuses. Let’s not take another hit on them.’ Hopefully the big companies absorb the loss more so than putting it on the athletes.”Because those athletes could be even more valuable to sponsors heading into 2021, with an anticipated heightened interest in the Olympics from sports fans denied the chance to watch so many elite events in 2020. March 25, 2020 The lawyers will be busy poring over contracts.“They’ll be rushing to check agreements on what’s covered and what’s not covered,” said Simon Leaf, a lawyer in the London commercial team at Mishcon de Reya. “Brands may have paid money and are not getting the return they expected. Likewise, athletes working with brands could be expecting to receive additional amounts this year but will not meet criteria for competing at the Olympics in the summer of 2020.”Nike did not respond to a request for comment. For Atlanta-based agent Paul Doyle, the year ahead is going to be busy. He estimates that 40 of the 50 athletes he represents need reworked deals heading into 2021.“We could let this go on for another year — we’ll sign a paper that says we keep everything exactly as it is and just put it one year later,” Doyle said. “It’s a little bit tough because at the end of the day my contract, that’s my salary,” Crouser told The Associated Press. “That’s where I make the majority of my money.”Right now, of course, it’s hard enough just to stay in shape amid a stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the Oregon native, who is training in Arkansas, knows he has to use this time to his advantage in order to secure his future.“It will hopefully put me in a position where I could throw far and prove myself going into re-signing a contract,” said Crouser, who is sponsored by Nike. “Just to say I wasn’t really sitting on the couch this whole time.”The sponsorship executives in the Olympic world can’t afford to slouch around either as they navigate the ramifications of an unprecedented delay to the games caused by the virus. Marketing plans for an Olympics that was meant to start in Tokyo on July 24 are now in flux. Promotional material and ads that have already been shot maybe have to be discarded and remade at great costs — potentially with different athletes. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditAside from figuring out how to maintain their health and fitness for an additional year, athletes like Ryan Crouser suddenly faced another concern when the Olympics were postponed until 2021.They also have to make the money stretch that far. Crouser still hopes to defend his shot put gold medal at the Tokyo Games next year, but now needs to get clarity about his sponsorship funding going into 2021 since his contract — and that of many other athletes — only goes through 2020. Then there is the delicate matter of renegotiating contracts — from all those individual endorsement deals to the top-tier Olympic sponsors who were only signed up through 2020.“These games are called the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020,” International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said Wednesday, “therefore for me it’s a logical consequence that the sponsors … keep their rights even if the games are organized in ’21.”For big conglomerates like General Electric and consumer goods firms Proctor and Gamble, it might seem like getting an additional year added to their association with the Olympics should be of great value. However, that could be offset by the costs of the virus wiping out so many planned sponsorship events and commercials that would soon have been appearing across the world.“I don’t think there’s a fair claim to say you should suddenly pay more,” said former IOC marketing director Michael Payne, who now advises Olympic sponsors. “I think whatever is due to be paid in 2022 could be split 50-50 so half is in 2020 and the other half in 2021.”Securing funding as an athlete is more complex, and uncertain. Olympic hopefuls will be relying on the budgeted funding through 2020 — from sponsors and domestic Olympic funding programs — and now need to finance the extended buildup to a games in 2021. Associated Press Olympic delay leaves athletes uncertain about sponsorships “Brands can leverage that reinvigorated interest in athletes,” said Jonny Madill, who negotiates sponsorship contracts as a lawyer at London-based Sheridans. “Look at the opportunity of having an extra 12 months, and whenever sports starts again the level of engagement and interest will be off the charts.”___AP Sports Writer Pat Graham and AP Business Writer Mae Anderson contributed to this report.___Follow AP coverage of the virus outbreak at https://apnews.com/VirusOutbreak and https://apnews.com/UnderstandingtheOutbreak,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6
(REUTERS) – Canadian teenager Bianca Andreescu, who upstaged tennis great Serena Williams in the U.S. Open final to win her maiden Grand Slam title, said she was not done yet during a whirlwind media tour on Monday.Since claiming the title in her U.S. Open main draw debut, Andreescu has had a trophy photoshoot atop Rockefeller Center and appeared on several U.S. morning shows in New York to discuss her breakthrough win.“I never thought it would be this hectic, but I’m not complaining,” Andreescu, 19, said on Good Morning America. “This is truly an amazing accomplishment, but I could definitely get used to this feeling. I’m not done yet.”Andreescu produced a bold and brilliant performance on Saturday to secure a 6-3, 7-5 win and deny former world number one Williams from a record-tying 24th Grand Slam title.With the win, Andreescu has jumped to a career-high fifth in the world rankings a year after sitting outside the top 200 when she was an unknown quantity to most in her home country.But Andreescu will now have to get used to her celebrity status as she is headline news back home.“It hasn’t really sunk in,” Andreescu said on Live with Kelly & Ryan. “I didn’t really have the time to just see what’s happening in my life right now. It’s been a crazy year for me, and being able to hold this trophy is pretty awesome.”Andreescu, who also appeared on the ‘Today’ show, ABC’s ‘The View’ and ‘The Tonight Show’ with Jimmy Fallon to discuss her U.S. Open win, said she has spent plenty of time reflecting on her journey to the U.S. Open title.“I started playing tennis at the age of seven, and ever since I’ve been dreaming of this moment,” Andreescu told Good Morning America.“I mean, it’s another story for it to actually happen. So I’m just, like, truly blessed right now.”
USC Concerts Committee has announced that rapper Big Sean, DJ A-Trak and the collaboration of Travis Barker (of Blink-182) and Mix Master Mike (of the Beastie Boys) will headline the Springfest music festival.The annual musical festival, which is set to take place on April 6 on McCarthy Quad, features seven other acts and bands, including Walk the Moon and Capital Cities. The other acts were revealed in two teaser videos posted online this week.Sean Michael Anderson, who performs under the stage name of Big Sean, released his first studio album Finally Famous in 2011 to positive reviews. He has collaborated with many hip-hop artists, including Kanye West and Tyga.Alain Macklovitch, who performs under the stage name of A-Trak, is an award-winning Canadian DJ and turntablist who has collaborated with artists ranging from Kid Cudi to Swedish House Mafia. Many of his mixes have been featured in movies, including Project X.Barker debuted his music career as a drummer in the rock band Blink-182 and released his first solo album, Give the Drummer Some, in 2011. In 2011, Barker teamed up with Michael Schwartz, a.k.a. Mix Master Mike, an award-winning DJ and turntablist who has won the DMC World Championships and rose to mainstream fame as a contributing member of acclaimed rap group Beastie Boys.For the first time, Springfest will be held alongside the Black Student Assembly’s annual fashion festival and concert Gearfest, which features performers Rippy Austin and Rhyon Brown. Program Board is anticipating the largest Springfest attendance to date because of the collaboration, according to a press release.The two festivals, which will begin at 11:30 a.m., will feature student activities, such as a how-to-DJ tent vinyl painting. Food trucks will also be present on the quad.The festival is free to students, faculty and staff and funding for the event comes from Program Board’s student-programming fees and sponsorships. Attendees must present university identification to enter the event. The Lineup:Rippy AustinRhyon BrownSB BabyyFaith TuckerMora MoraY LuvCulpritCapital CitiesPapaWalk the MoonTravis Barker & Mixmaster MikeA-TrakBig Sean
The team contains four changes to the semi final team which defeated Clare . Tadhg Fitzgerald, Liam Fahey, Aiden Buckley and Alan Tynan come in for Mark Kehoe, Jack Delahunty, Ross Peters and the injured Stephen Quirke. Tipperary selector Shane Stapleton said they were looking forward to the challenge Kerry would present.Throw-in is at 12 noon on Sunday and Tipp FM will have live commentary in association with Supermacs, Tipperary Town Plaza. ++++++++++++++++Last night in the Adult football league Premier division Ardfinnan defeated Kilsheelan Kilcash by 1-12 to 1-8
Tipperary GAA secretary Tim Floyd is set to attempt to get the definition of a ‘melee’ changed in the GAA rulebook.It follows Jason Forde’s one match ban earlier this season for an infraction with Wexford manager Davy Fitzgerald.According to Floyd, the chairman of the CHC defined a melee as ‘three or more pushing and shoving’. In response to what was one of the biggest GAA stories of 2017, one of the motions to the Tipperary GAA convention this weekend will propose that for an altercation to be defined as a melee it must include at least 5 players.Tim Floyd explains why they’re looking to change the definition.
RMG secures £110m in media & data rights payments in 2018 April 26, 2019 StumbleUpon BHA and HRI to carry out non-standard race times trial December 19, 2019 Share Continuing its youth development and training schemes, Racing UK’s Racecourse Media Group (RMG) has announced Shelley Birkett and Jason Kiely as recipients of its new Media JETS Traineeship.Joining the development program, the RMG’s young apprentices will learn all aspects of modern media dynamics including presenting, punditry, digital production, marketing and PR.Birkett, who is 23 and based in Malton North Yorkshire, has ridden 77 winners on the Flat. She said: “I am delighted to have been selected for the RMG – JETS traineeship. I am looking forward to gaining new skills on the course.“The training will hopefully stand me in good stead for a career in the media in the future and I feel very fortunate to be given this opportunity.”Kiely, who is Irish-born but based with Tim Vaughan in Cowbridge, Glamorgan, is a former conditional jockey with five winners to his name. The 26-year-old said: “To have been chosen for this traineeship is a dream-come-true for me. It really is an excellent initiative and I believe having more ex-jockeys involved in the media will prove advantageous.“Working in the racing media has always been what I’ve wanted to do after riding and, now thanks to JETS and Racecourse Media Group, it’s a definite possibility. I’m sure I will get some fantastic insights into all the different areas, which will hopefully offer me a bright future within our sport.”The course will be hosted primarily at RMG’s London locations of Ealing and Victoria. Kiely is set to start on September 11, with Birkett on November 7.Seb Vance, Director of PR & Communications at RMG, said: “Everyone at RMG was keen to make a meaningful contribution to the jockeys, especially in light of recent events on the track, which show just how precarious a career in the saddle can be.“We are delighted to team up with JETS to offer the Traineeship and look forward to welcoming Shelley and Jason. We were impressed with their applications and interviews and are confident this will set them on the path to future successful careers in the media.” Related Articles Submit Bahrain racing gains international coverage with RMG deal November 22, 2019 Share
Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Related Articles Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual August 20, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Doug Watson – SportradarSportradar has advanced its esports profile after announcing that it has secured an integrity partnership with leading video games developer Riot Games.The partnership will see Sportradar’s ‘integrity services’ monitor all global betting activity related to syndicated League of Legends (LoL) tournaments sanctioned by Riot Games, the developer of the multiplayer esports format.Doug Watson, Head of Esports Insights at Riot Games, commented: “The competitive integrity of our sport is of the utmost importance for Riot Games. As our sport continues to grow, it’s important that we monitor developing trends and ensure we have the necessary mechanisms in place to account for shifts in our industry. This partnership with Sportradar enables us to protect our players, teams, and competitions and continue to deliver a best-in-class product to our fans.”In addition, Sportradar Integrity Services will provide Riot Games operating teams with access to ‘Intelligence and Investigation Services’ provisions.Andy Cunningham – SportradarA core focus of the partnership will see Sportradar review Riot Games in-house integrity policies, procedures and future educational programs for professional esports competitors.“Through this partnership, Riot Games is bolstering its capabilities by implementing an effective and innovative integrity program,” added Andy Cunningham, Head of Integrity Services and League Relations, North America at Sportradar.“With legal sports betting expected to grow over the next several years, especially in the U.S., we are encouraged by Riot’s proactivity, as it looks to maintain and further establish its leadership position in the esports space.”
The cameras rushed to capture the look on Salah’s face as the Uruguayans rushed to the corner flag to celebrate their late goal.His hanging head cut a look of disappointment as a man on whom rest the hope of Egypt was resting on the bench.The goal came on the stroke of full time – 90mins. Their defensive cup was full.This was a locally assembled African side with a few cherries of European-based players against an elite Uruguayan team that attacked and attacked and attacked.Egypt could not score without Salah but showed they could defend without him as an organised defence became the backbone of the game that appeared set for a stalemate. Uruguay’s strongest link appeared to be their weakest as Luis Suarez got and lost the best chances.Suarez sidenetted a great chance. Elsenawy’s knee denied Suarez need for a goal in the 46minute and the Barcelona star’s rare moment of indecision inside the edge of the goal line marked him out for backlash. Cavani did better with a rocket from the edge of the 18-yard box which Elsenawy will file inside his cranium as a memorable World Cup save to be retold to his grandchildren.The Russian goal post was Egyptian on the day as it denied Uruguay a goal celebration. So in the end a goalkeeper’s knee, indecision, a Russian post and a keeper’s palm summed up Uruguay’s best until a planted cross from a corner kick clicked the head of Jose Gimenez to end a South American siege at the Egyptian half of the pitch.Not that the Egyptians did not get any chance. They did not know how to string an attack as effective as Salah’s adventures with Liverpool.Hesitation, inertia underlined their inexperience for the African powerhouse. North African teams appear the lose their football prowess once they jump into a plane and cross the Mediterranean sea for global competitions.Big names in African competitions who play small games at the world stage and this is why this performance would lend credence to those who say African challenge could be simply down to a West African team.
Belmont, Temple, Arizona State and St. John’s were the last four teams in, while UNC Greensboro, Alabama, TCU, and Indiana just missed out, as did N.C. State and Texas. MORE: Watch the March Madness games live with fuboTV (7-day trial)Plenty of potential first round storylines are on the table, including Richard Pitino coaching against his dad’s former team in the Louisville-Minnesota matchup, and Arizona State’s Bobby Hurley possibly drawing Buffalo, where he used to coach. The East region, featuring Duke and Michigan State, as well as the Midwest with North Carolina and Kentucky, offer intriguing matchups down the line.SN’s MARCH MADNESS HQPrintable bracket | Predictor tool | Best bracket names | TicketsSporting News provided updates of the final Sunday games as well as full coverage as the bracket was revelead on Selection Sunday.Printable 2019 NCAA Tournament bracketYou can get an updated, printable NCAA Tournament bracket here to fill out before the tournament begins. Sporting News will continue to update the bracket as games are played. Download a printable NCAA Tournament bracket (PDF) above.March Madness bracketNo. 1 seedsTeamRecord (Conference)RegionDuke29-5 (14-4)EastVirginia29-3 (16-2)SouthNorth Carolina27-6 (16-2)MidwestGonzaga30-3 (16-0)WestLast four inTeamRecord (Conference)NET ratingBelmont26-5 (16-2)47Temple23-9 (13-5)56Arizona State22-10 (12-6)63St. John’s21-12 (8-10)73First four outTeamRecord (Conference)NET ratingUNC Greensboro28-6 (15-3)60Alabama18-15 (8-10)59TCU20-13 (7-11)52Indiana17-15 (8-12)54Selection Sunday 2019: Live field of 68 updates(All times Eastern)6:47 p.m.: Other notable teams to miss the field include N.C. State, who had the worst strength of schedule in the country, and 16-16 Texas.6:44 p.m.: St. John’s was the last team to make it in the field, per NCAA basketball committee chair Bernard Muir. 6:43 p.m.: The teams by conference. The Big Ten leads the way with eight teams in. Big Ten leads the way with eight teams in the NCAA Tournament.Full breakdown by conference ⬇️ pic.twitter.com/h7M8SUvdkb— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 17, 20196:36 p.m.: TCU, UNC Greensboro, Alabama, and Indiana are the first four teams out.6:36 p.m.: Michigan, Texas Tech, and Florida State are the 2-4 seeds in the West. Baylor made it in from the bubble. The West region of the NCAA Tournament bracket.#SelectionSunday #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/xLomeKB3K9— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 17, 20196:35 p.m.: Arizona State will play St. John’s in the other First Four game. 6:31 p.m.: Unsuprisingly, Gonzaga is the final No. 1 seed. 6:28 p.m.: Here is the full Midwest bracket. The Midwest region of the NCAA Tournament bracket.#SelectionSunday #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/P2GZVCM8Ji— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 17, 20196:24 p.m.: Kentucky, Houston, Kansas are the top four in the Midwest. Ohio State makes it in from the bubble. 6:21 p.m.: North Carolina gets the No. 1 seed in the Midwest. That’s three for the ACC.6:15 p.m.: Tennessee, Purdue, Kansas State round out the top four in the region. Oklahoma is the only bubble team to appear in the region.The South region of the NCAA Tournament bracket.#SelectionSunday #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/VgbycdGlvh— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 17, 20196:10 p.m.: Virginia gets the No. 1 seed in the South region. They will try to avoid an upset this year.6:07 p.m.: The full East region.The East region of the NCAA Tournament bracket.#SelectionSunday pic.twitter.com/FFBrdiw2J3— Sporting News (@sportingnews) March 17, 20196:05 p.m.: Michigan State, LSU, and Virginia Tech are the 2,3, and 4 seeds in the East.6:04 p.m.: Bubble teams Belmont and Temple will play in a First Four game.6:01 p.m.: Duke is the No. 1 overall seed. 6:00 p.m.: Alright folks, it’s time for the selection show. 5:43 p.m.: Michigan State comes back to take down Michigan 65-60 and win the Big Ten. The Spartans have a legitimate case for a No. 1 seed.The Big Ten belongs to Sparty. pic.twitter.com/h5b81S6DUg— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 17, 20195:34 p.m.: We aren’t sure how Cassius Winston got this to go.HOW?!?!?! pic.twitter.com/a2LRtKxRLH— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 17, 20195:30 p.m.: 30 minutes until the brackets are revealed. 5:21 p.m.: Cincinnati wins the AAC and gives Houston just its third loss of the season. The Bearcats were in control throughout much of the second half. Bearcats beat the Cougars! 🏀Cincinnati rolls past Houston 69-57 and wins back-to-back AAC titles! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/4Jrjw8mT1M— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 17, 20195:04 p.m.: We have a great finish unfolding in Chicago.Great find. Great shot.It’s a two-point game on CBS. pic.twitter.com/bSeLQHgy7Z— CBS Sports CBB (@CBSSportsCBB) March 17, 20194:49 p.m.: Not a ton of highlights for Michigan State so far, but this flush by freshman Aaron Henry is worth replaying over and over.AARON HENRY CAN FLY pic.twitter.com/LJXxHZfKZ9— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 17, 20194:29 p.m.: Michigan and Cincinnati both hold leads, with the former at halftime and the latter just starting the second half. All four teams still in action are safely in the field, but there could be some seeding left to be decided. 4:06 p.m.: Georgia State clinches the fourth bid of the day, beating UT Arlington 73-64 to win the Sun Belt. The Panthers are on the prowl! 👀Georgia State downs UT Arlington 73-64 to win the Sun Belt Championship and punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament! 🎟 pic.twitter.com/VCl8Vsoqm4— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 17, 20193:36 p.m.: We are about ready to start the Big Ten championship game between Michigan and Michigan State, which will be directly followed by the Selection Show.3:16 p.m.: Saint Louis wins the Atlantic 10! St. Bonaventure had a good look to win in the final seconds, but the 3 missed and the Billikens head to the dance. THE BILLIKENS ARE GOING TO THE BIG DANCE. pic.twitter.com/WSgKTXddBJ— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 17, 20193:00 p.m.: Auburn drubs Tennessee, 84-64, and sets an SEC championship game record with 15 3s. The loss likely takes Tennessee out of contention for the No. 1 seed but it should be securely on the two line. 2:38 p.m.: Big boost for Virginia Tech, which will get its best player, Justin Robinson, back for the NCAA Tournament. Keep that in mind when filling out your bracket. pic.twitter.com/Ew28GZb2Zm— Buzz Williams (@TeamCoachBuzz) March 17, 20192:13 p.m.: Not as great of a finish as it initially seemed, but Yale takes down Harvard 97-85 to win the Ivy League. FIve auto-bids left to go. It’s time for the Madness. The 2019 NCAA Tournament field has been revealed, and it’s full of surprises and intrigue. The biggest shock on the No. 1 seed line was that three ACC teams — Duke, Virginia, and North Carolina — got spots, with the Blue Devils getting the No. 1 overall seed. Gonzaga edged out Big Ten champion Michigan State and Tennessee for the fourth No. 1 seed. BULLDOGS ARE TOURNEY BOUND! 🐾Yale downs rival Harvard 97-85 to take the Ivy League crown! #MarchMadness pic.twitter.com/QLQISuVNLm— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) March 17, 20191:53 p.m.: Tennessee, which has a chance to move up to the No. 1 seed with a win, is down 32-23 to Auburn at the half. The Volunteers have 12 turnovers. Far from ideal. 1:45 p.m.: St. Bonaventure is off to a hot start in the Atlantic 10 final.Courtney Stockard wants to send @BonniesMBB dancing. pic.twitter.com/fpRpEjgNC6— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) March 17, 20191:33 p.m.: Looks like we could be heading towards a great finish in the Ivy League championship. Yale leads Harvard 65-59 midway through the second half.