September 21, 2019

Wimbledon: content monetization takes centre court

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Wimbledon’s innovative approach to content distribution is changing the game, transforming the tournament’s relationship with it’s audience By Chaymae Samir From Reuters Community For the first time since the tournament’s inception, Wimbledon will use its archive footage to reach new fans and win over more sponsors. While rooted in tradition, the competition’s contemporary approach to […]

St Lucia Stars see Caribbean Premier League contract terminated

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From The Cricketer CPL Limited has terminated the participation agreement with Royal Sports Club, LLC, the entity that operates Stars St Lucia Stars have seen their Caribbean Premier League contract terminated by the organisation. The franchise will therefore not compete in this year’s edition of the competition, after CPL Limited terminated the participation agreement with Royal […]

England win Cricket World Cup: Ben Stokes stars in dramatic victory over New Zealand

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By Stephan Shemilt From BBC Sport at Lord’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup final, Lord’s New Zealand 241-8 (50 overs): Nicholls 55, Woakes 3-37, Plunkett 3-42 England 241 all out (50 overs): Stokes 84, Buttler 59, Neesham 3-43, Ferguson 3-50 England win after super over Scorecard England beat New Zealand to win the men’s World Cup for […]

Did you know slavery is involved in bringing us the World Cup?

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From Freedom United The Women’s 2019 World Cup is drawing to a close and many of us are now looking forward to the Men’s 2022 World Cup – but not at the expense of workers’ freedom. Migrant workers in Qatar, some of whom are involved in construction projects for the World Cup, are alleging labor abuses that amount […]

Cricket: Gayle appointed vice-captain for World Cup

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Veteran West Indies opener Chris Gayle has been appointed vice-captain for the upcoming World Cup, in England and Wales. Cricket West Indies announced that Gayle, 39, would serve as Captain Jason Holder’s deputy from May 30 to July 14. The World Cup is expected to be his swansong from […]

Cricket: Russell ‘hungry’ for West Indies return at World Cup

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From Channel News Asia Andre Russell has represented West Indies in only a single one-day international since 2015 but his World Cup call-up was not surprising and the hard-hitting all-rounder is hungry to represent the Caribbean side again. MUMBAI: Andre Russell has represented West Indies in only a single one-day international since 2015 but his […]

Ben Stokes: England cricketers out to repeat football’s World Cup magic in 2019

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By Matt Lawless From Daily Mirror UK EXCLUSIVE: All-rounder Stokes wants feel-good factor Southgate and co recreated as England host the World Cup AND Ashes Ben Stokes wants to extend England’s summer of love into 2019 — even if it will be a tough act to follow. The nation was in high spirits last year […]

Sir Viv: Little hope for WI

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By Azad Ali From Caribbean Life Legendary former West Indies Captain, Sir Vivian Richards has little hope of the regional team winning this year’s ICC World Cup in England. He identified the hosts, along with five-time winners and reigning champions Australia as among the favorites but has overlooked the struggling West Indies. Sir Viv told […]

Russia World Cup: Pussy Riot protesters detained on leaving jail

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From BBC Members of the Russian activist group Pussy Riot, jailed after running on to the pitch during the World Cup final, say they have been detained again as they walked free from prison. Pyotr Verzilov, Nika Nikulshina, Olga Kurachyova and Olga Pakhtusova were jailed for 15 days earlier this month. Authorities said they violated […]

Why soccer players “flop” so much

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By David Anderson and Graham Flanagan From Business Insider Some soccer players seem to overreact to the slightest foul during a match, rolling around or throwing themselves in the air, why? To find out we asked former World Cup assistant referee Sean Hurd. Following is the transcript of the video. Sean Hurd: You know, we’ve […]