The Latest: Raiders’ new stadium closed to fans for 2020

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditWhatsappThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Raiders will play their first season in Las Vegas without any fans at their home games because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2021 Tour was scheduled set to start on July 2.The Tour’s French organizers have yet to announce a replacement city for Copenhagen, although there have been reports that the three-week event could start from the French region of Brittany in 2021.This year’s Tour, which was supposed to start in June, will now be held Aug. 29-Sept. 20 — starting in Nice.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports The team sent a letter to season ticket holders on Monday saying that after discussion with health care officials and local leaders, the decision was made not to allow fans.Officials last week declared “substantial completion” of 65,000-seat Allegiant Stadium after nearly 1,000 days were spent building the $2 billion home for the Raiders.Both the New York Jets and Giants previously announced they would play without fans this season. Most other teams are hoping to be able to have at least limited crowds.The Raiders relocated from Oakland, California, after last season.___ The National Hockey League says there have been zero positive coronavirus test results since 24 teams entered quarantined bubbles in Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta.The league announced it had administered more than 7,000 tests to players, coaches, staff and officials over the past week. Teams with 52-member traveling parties entered the bubbles July 26.There were also zero positives the previous week when teams were still in their home cities for training camp.___Results of COVID-19 testing conducted Sunday show there were no new positive results for the Philadelphia Phillies. The team was traveling to New York to resume its schedule against the Yankees in a night game.The Phillies (1-2) have not played since July 26. Their opponent in that opening series, the Miami Marlins, had at least 18 players test positive for the coronavirus. Although the Phillies didn’t have any players test positive, their games last week were postponed as a cautionary measure.___Danish organizers say the Tour de France start due to take place in Copenhagen next year has been moved to 2022 to avoid being held in the same month as the rescheduled Tokyo Olympics and the European Championship soccer tournament.Copenhagen Mayor Frank Jensen says the move means the three-stage Tour start in his city will now be planned for July 1-3, 2022, adding that he hopes the coronavirus pandemic will have passed by then.center_img August 3, 2020 The Latest: Raiders’ new stadium closed to fans for 2020 Associated Press last_img read more

Pope hits ton for England as trio overcome illness to train

first_imgJOHANNESBURG, South Africa (Reuters) – The illness that swept through the England camp has eased with bowlers Jofra Archer, Stuart Broad and Jack Leach returning to training as Ollie Pope struck a century in the three-day warm-up fixture against South Africa A in Benoni yesterday.The home side closed the second day on 154 for two in reply to England’s first-innings total of 456 for seven declared, where Pope top-scored with 132 to go with Joe Denly’s 103 on the opening day.Pope’s ton will not go into the record books though, as the match was stripped of first-class status and reduced from four to three days at the request of England when illness put a sizeable dent in their bowling attack. He was still pleased with his effort, a first century in an England shirt as he looks to secure a place in the team for the first Test of the four-match series against South Africa that will start in Centurion near Pretoria on Boxing Day. “It felt good, I have got close a few times, but it is a good feeling to get it out the way,” Pope told reporters. “If it was the first Test it would be even nicer, but it is all about the getting ready for that game.” Pope, who can also keep wicket and has four Test caps, added he was happy to take up the number six position in the batting line-up if that is what is required of him.“As long as I am getting a game, I’m happy. It was nice to get that first score under my belt in New Zealand (75) and I’m hoping to kick-on from there.”Archer, Broad and Leach all had a net session for the first time yesterday after being laid low with flu, but are unlikely to feature on the final day of the match against South Africa A.The status of the fixture means they could either bat or bowl if it is deemed necessary, with none having so far featured at all in the middle on the tour ahead of the first Test.last_img read more

Eye of the storm: Back from the booth, Steve Lavin sets St. John’s sights on a return to glory days

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 10, 2010 at 12:00 pm Contact Mark: mcooperj@syr.edu | @mark_cooperjrcenter_img Steve Lavin channels his inner John Wooden. He holds on to the countless lessons he learned from the late all-time great when he was a coach at UCLA. He preaches them wherever he goes. ‘Make every day your masterpiece,’ Lavin says, quoting his former mentor. Lavin coached UCLA for seven seasons, winning 20-plus games in six. He never produced the championships Wooden won with the Bruins, but he took his teams to the Sweet 16 five times before be he was relieved on his duties and walked away from coaching in 2003. He had success as a big-time head coach. He can do it again, given the right situation. Lavin had it made as an analyst with ESPN, a gig where he got to see great college basketball without the stress of being a Division I head coach. But he was willing to give it all up, as he did in March, when he was hired to take over a St. John’s program that had not made the NCAA Tournament since 2002. ‘I wouldn’t have taken the job,’ Lavin said, ‘unless I was very optimistic about the potential of St. John’s as kind of a sleeping giant.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text So Lavin has gone to work in all facets of the job. He has a Red Storm squad that is expecting a big season. He has St. John’s back on the national recruiting map, receiving commitments from some of the best high school players in the country. And he hasn’t been doing it alone, either. Lavin has gone back to his mentors, and he assembled a star-studded supporting cast of coaches, including his former boss, Gene Keady. Keady gave Lavin his entrance into coaching at Purdue in 1988. And like with Wooden, Lavin still uses the lessons he learned from Keady. So naturally, when Lavin was feeling out a return to the bench, he went to Keady for advice. ‘Other than my mother and father, he’s the most influential person in my life,’ Lavin said. ‘The magic carpet ride that is basketball is a direct result of Gene Keady taking me under his wing.’ After Lavin accepted the St. John’s job, he turned to his mentor again. This time it wasn’t for advice, but for an opportunity to once again join forces. Nineteen years later. Lavin convinced the 74-year old Keady to come out of retirement and be a consultant. He brought in a coach who won six Big Ten championships and six National Coach of the Year awards. Keady brings the type of experience that could help turn around a program quickly. Red Storm guard Paris Horne said that with Keady’s knowledge and experience, he’s a ‘great voice around’ for questions. A voice only Lavin could bring in to this middle-of-the-road program. And Keady brings a level of comfort for Lavin as he enters a difficult endeavor, one much more challenging than his first coaching job at UCLA. Lavin has to turn around a program that hasn’t won in years. What better person to do it with than his mentor? ‘It was a good fit,’ Lavin said. ‘We have a good relationship. He still has a lot to offer to the game.’ The experienced coaching staff has factored into recruiting big time. And Lavin himself has brought his recruiting success — he brought NBA players, such as Baron Davis and Jason Kapono, to UCLA — to his new program. D’Angelo Harrison had his college choices narrowed down to four schools. Three of them — Oklahoma State, Baylor and Marquette — were in last season’s NCAA Tournament. The other team finished one game over .500. Yet Harrison, the No. 18 shooting guard in the Class of 2011, according to Scout.com, chose St. John’s. That’s the Lavin effect on recruiting for the Red Storm. Harrison became the third player ranked at least four stars by Scout.com to commit. Lavin has since received a commitment from a fourth. It’s the No. 7 recruiting class for 2011, according to ESPN. And with 10 seniors leaving after this season, the influx of talent couldn’t have come at a better time. ‘It’s challenging because you have to start over in terms of hiring a staff, trying to build a culture and recruit 10 prospects in an eight-month period,’ Lavin said. ‘That’s unprecedented, in my opinion. ‘If you miss with 10, then pretty much someone else will be the head coach here within a couple years.’ For St. John’s, winning has been the missing ingredient in recruiting. Lavin hopes to bring that back. And success this season could lay the groundwork for a long run of success at SJU, both on the recruiting trail and on the court. ‘Putting all the NBA players in the pros from his previous stop played a role,’ said Mike Carrabine, Harrison’s high school coach at John Foster Dulles High School. ‘I think that was very appealing to D’Angelo.’ With all the prized recruits Lavin has in place for 2011, there is still a 2010 season to be played. And Lavin has a squad looking to play in March Madness for the first time in years. Last season, the Red Storm beat four teams that made the NCAA Tournament, but it wasn’t consistent. That’s evident in the 6-12 Big East record. ‘We lost a lot of close games that we should have won (last season), and it was just the little things,’ Horne said. ‘And (with) Coach Lavin and the staff, we’re getting better at it and just paying attention to detail and defense. I think this year you’re going to see that.’ The goals are to make the NCAA Tournament and to win the Big East. Horne said that himself. Lofty expectations for a team that finished 13th in the conference last season. But the seniors have the experience. And their new coach has them believing. ‘Everything this year is aiming high,’ guard D.J. Kennedy said. The rest of the Big East is taking notice. The Red Storm was predicted to finish sixth in the Big East preseason coaches’ poll. That reflects upon Lavin’s reputation because St. John’s hasn’t finished in the top six since 2002. Louisville coach Rick Pitino even gave the Red Storm a first-place vote. ‘(St. John’s) has an ingredient that I think is very important to winning,’ Pitino said, ‘and that is hungriness. ‘There’s a lot of excitement behind that program, and I think they can reach that potential.’ The Red Storm still has a lot to prove. But that’s why Lavin was brought in. He has the experience. He has the connections. And he keeps things in perspective. He learned that from arguably the greatest coach in NCAA history, Wooden. ‘We just have to continue in a gradual way to make strides but not get too far ahead of ourselves,’ Lavin said. ‘Because at the end of the day, we know how tall of a task we have ahead of us. ‘It really is just ‘let’s get better today.” mcooperj@syr.edulast_img read more

Trust in freshmen working for volleyball

first_imgThe moment came sometime in the second set of an early season non-conference match against Cal State Fullerton.After a slow start that saw his team lose the opening set, USC women’s volleyball coach Mick Haley decided to put his trust in his freshmen.Three straight set victories later, Haley’s faith has been rewarded.“No matter who it was that I put in there, they all stepped up,” Haley said. “That’s when I got to thinking: This group really is going to be special.”Now, this isn’t your ordinary group of rookies. Tabbed as the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation by PrepVolleyball.com, these six freshmen were among the most sought-after high school players in the country.Still, turning that talent into results so quickly wasn’t easy.“You always worry about freshmen because it’s such a big change from high school to the college game — it’s so much faster,” Haley said. “But these kids are a little bit exceptional in that they just adjust to whatever you throw them into.”Infused with new talent, the Women of Troy have piled up 11 straight wins in non-conference play, losing only three sets in the process. They enter tonight’s match against UCLA at the Galen Center unbeaten and ranked No. 6 in the nation.This group of freshmen might have arrived at the perfect time for USC volleyball. After reaching the Final Four for the fourth time in six years in 2007, the Women of Troy have faded into the middle of the Pac-10 standings over the last two seasons. In 2008 and 2009, USC didn’t make it out of the second round of the NCAA tournament, falling to Hawai’i twice.“After we went to the Final Four in 2007, we expected to go back a couple of more times but we weren’t able to do that,” Haley said. “We just seemed to be lacking one player or the maturity of several players.”Enter the recruiting class of 2010.Outside hitter Falyn Fonoimoana, ranked the No. 1 high school senior in the country last year, has boosted the Women of Troy’s attack with 85 kills, second on the team.Middle blocker Alexis Olgard, the No. 5-ranked recruit, stands 6-foot-5-inches tall and is tied for second on the team with 21 blocks.Libero Natalie Hagglund is one of two players to play every set so far for USC. Ranked the No. 1 player at her position in high school, Hagglund leads the Women of Troy with 130 digs.“We knew that we were the No. 1 recruiting class in the nation but that just made us all work harder,” Hagglund said. “We knew that we were going to have a target on our backs.”Sara Shaw (the No. 11 recruit) and Kirby Burnham (No. 49) can both play outside hitter and opposite, and have figured into the rotation as well, combining for 51 kills and 70 digs.Outside hitter Sam Hirschmann has also played in five matches for USC.“We probably out did ourselves in getting this many good kids in one class,” Haley said. “It’s almost a perfect storm.”Normally, all the hype about a freshmen class like this could turn off the returning players on a team.“Right when we came in [the upperclassmen] kind of laid down the law,” Hagglund said. “They told us, ‘We’re here to play as a team and not to judge you because you’re a freshman. We’re not gonna separate by class — everyone’s just as important on this team.’”After a great performance in non-conference play that included a five-set road win over old nemesis No. 5 Hawai’i, the Women of Troy have earned national respect.The real test, though, begins tonight with the start of a grueling 18-game Pac-10 slate.The freshmen will also get their first taste of the cross-town showdown, with the No. 11 Bruins providing the opposition in front of Fox Sports Net cameras for the conference opener.“For this freshman group, they want to be like the group in the early 2000s who took it upon themselves to say, ‘We’re never losing to the Bruins,’” Haley said. “I think they would like to start that again.”A bold goal for a young group, but clearly, confidence is not a problem for these freshmen.“They don’t fear that they’re not good enough,” Haley said. “They know they’re good enough. They get frustrated when they can’t be perfect all the time. It’s a whole different mentality with this group.”To be sure, Haley is glad he trusted his freshmen. They haven’t disappointed.“Sellin’ the Sizzle” runs every other Friday. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Jonathan at jkendric@usc.edu.last_img read more

Commercials among county SFC winners

first_imgThere was one match today (Sunday) – the Group 1 fixture played at the Clonmel Sportsfield finished  Kilsheelan-Kilcash 1-11 Cahir 1-7. The South Tipp club defeated JK Brackens 0-14 to 0-7 at Leahy Park, Cashel, on Saturday evening.The other results were:Group 2 Ballyporeen 1-11 Killenaule 0-6 Group 3 Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun 2-10 Eire Og Anacarty/Donohill 0-7Group 4 Moyle Rovers 2-11 Ardfinnan 1-5                Drom-Inch 2-11 Aherlow Gaels 0-12last_img

Internationals to make return for Ulster

first_imgCharles Piutau and Craig Gilroy are both available again having missed the win over Treviso last week. Ulster look set to welcome back a host of big names for Friday’s Pro 12 meeting with Scarlets. Out-half Paddy Jackson is in line to make his first appearance of the season.Andrew Trimble is another Ireland international who may see action at Kingspan Stadium. last_img

MASSIVE: WADA bans Russia from all major sporting events including Olympics for 4 years

first_img COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 9th December, 2019 16:12 IST In a significant development to the case, the World Anti-Doping Agency has handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events. This means the country will not be able to participate in the upcoming mega event of 2020, the Tokyo Olympics. The ban will also disallow the country from participating in the 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup to be held in Qatar. This comes after WADA’s executive committee meeting in Lausanne, Switzerland that decided unanimously to hand Russia the ban. This comes after Russia’s Anti Doping Agency was declared non-compliant for manipulating laboratory data handed over to investigators in January 2019. However, athletes who can prove that they are untainted by the doping scandal will be able to compete under a neutral flag.21 days to challenge WADA rulingOn Monday, WADA stated that Rusada now has 21 days to appeal against the ban and if done, the appeal will be referred to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). If the challenge is struck down by the CAS, Russia will be banned from all the major sporting events apart from the Euro 2020, which is to be hosted by St Petersburg as UEFA is not defined as a ‘major event organisation’ with regards to the European football governing body’s rulings on anti-doping breachings.The 2014 Sochi doping caseSoon after the Summer Olympics in 2014 that Russia had hosted, reports had emerged that Russian participants were aided by a wide state-sponsored doping program. Following which, the country had been handed a ban from all the major sporting events. However, the ban was reinstated back in 2018, allowing Russia to compete at the Pyeongchang 2018 Olympic Winter Games. The lifting of the ban was labelled as one of the most controversial decisions.READ | Ukraine Faces New Challenges In Peace Talks With RussiaREAD | WADA Meet With Russia’s Sporting Fate In Their Hands center_img Jitesh Vachhatani FOLLOW US Last Updated: 9th December, 2019 16:52 IST MASSIVE: WADA Bans Russia From All Major Sporting Events Including Olympics For 4 Years The World Anti-Doping Agency has handed Russia a four-year ban from all major sporting events including upcoming Tokyo Olympics and 2022 FIFA Men’s World Cup LIVE TVlast_img read more

Luke Shaw Own Goal Gifts Barcelona Slim Edge at Old Trafford

first_imgCHAMPIONS LEAGUERonaldo scores 125th Champions League goal in Juve draw with AjaxCristiano Ronaldo secured an away goal for Juventus as they drew the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final against Ajax last night.In the other quarter final of the night, Barcelona grabbed a valuable 1-0 away win at Old Trafford after Shaw turned a Luis Suarez header into his own net. Ronaldo, who has won the competition five times, netted his 125th goal in the competition with a diving header following Joao Cancelo’s cross just before half-time.The goal had come against the run of play, but the hosts equalised within a minute of the second half through David Neres’ fine curling effort from 15 yards.Both teams had late chances with Ajax’s Jurgen Ekkelenkamp having a shot saved before Juventus substitute Douglas Costa hit the post.But neither side could grab a winner and they meet in the second leg in Turin on Tuesday, 16 April.The winners of the tie face either Tottenham or Manchester City in the semi-finals, with Mauricio Pochettino’s side holding a 1-0 advantage after Tuesday’s first leg in London.At Old Trafford, Manchester United must produce another unlikely Champions League comeback to keep their hopes alive after Barcelona left Old Trafford with a slender advantage following the quarter-final first leg.Barcelona, with superstar Lionel Messi quiet by his standards, were nowhere near their best but secured the win after Luis Suarez’s far post header from the Argentine’s pass deflected in off Luke Shaw in the 12th minute and was confirmed by the video assistant referee after initially being given offside.New Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer can take heart from his team’s great endeavour but opportunities were at a premium, the best being a first-half header from Diogo Dalot that he directed off target. In fact United did not muster a single shot on target.Barcelona still posed a threat, with David de Gea saving from Philippe Coutinho and Messi – and United must now repeat their last-16 heroics against Paris St-Germain in France when they travel to the Nou Camp chasing a semi-final spot against Liverpool or Porto.Manchester United’s players took the applause of Old Trafford – but it was acknowledgment of a plucky effort rather than praise for any serious quality.United had excellent performers, with youngster Scott McTominay delivering a performance of real maturity, but the bottom line was that they barely laid a glove on Barcelona all night.And the frustration for the Premier League side will be that this should be regarded as a missed opportunity because Barcelona were light years away from their flowing best here.This was the first time United have failed to have a shot on target in a Champions League game since March 2005, when they lost away to AC Milan.Solskjaer and his side are left hoping for the same sort of miracle that saw them overcome a 2-0 home defeat to come through the last 16 against PSG – but lightning does not usually strike twice, Barcelona are a superior side and the Red Devils have won only once in the Nou Camp, when they beat Bayern Munich there in the 1999 Champions League final.United will summon up those spirits but this is very much odds against once more.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

LeoVegas gets excited about Danish prospects

first_img Share Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Stockholm Nasdaq-listed LeoVegas Group (LeoVegas) has this week launched its mobile-centric igaming services for the regulated market of Denmark.The European igaming operator had previously secured a Danish online gambling license having met the remote gambling standard of the Danish Gambling Authority.Announcing its first stage launch within the Danish online gambling, LeoVegas governance stated that it was excited to be entering the estimated DKK 4.6 billion market (figure reported by  H2 Gaming Capital).Gustaf Hagman, LeoVegas Group CEO commented on the launch; “I see Denmark as yet another step in our continued expansion. Denmark is another market in which we will use our mobile position to offer the greatest gaming experience and be number one in mobile gaming.”Since listing on the Stockholm Nasdaq in March, LeoVegas governance has detailed to investors that it will focus its expansion strategy within regulated European markets.LeoVegas has committed to the Danish market by forming a localized team to help grow its brand and services. The operator further detailed that following its initial growth it would move to gradually increase its marketing coverage within Denmark Kambi takes full control of LeoVegas sportsbook portfolio August 26, 2020 StumbleUpon Esports Entertainment bolsters tournament capacity by acquiring EGL August 27, 2020last_img read more

SBC’s On The Ball – Wembley sale moves a step closer

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Submit Related Articles This edition of ‘On The Ball’ looks at the digital growth of Manchester United, the potential sale of Wembley stadium moving a step closer and a significant rule change for next season’s Champions League. Uninspiring performances not hampering Manchester United’s digital growth Despite a turbulent period on the pitch, Manchester United reported record revenue of £590m for the 12 month period ending on the 30th June 2018. The club was boosted by seven new sponsorship deals, including its first shirt sleeve partnership with Kohler, and five global partnerships with one financial partnership. This season also saw the launch of the first ever Manchester United’s Women’s Football Club. The club’s sponsorship revenue was £173.2 million, an increase of £1.7 million, or 1.0%, over the previous year. On the other hand, matchday revenue for the year was £109.8 million, a decrease of £1.8 million, or 1.6%, over the prior year.Ed Woodward, Executive Vice Chairman, highlighted: “Everyone at the club is working tirelessly to add to Manchester United’s 66 and Jose’s 25 trophies. That is what our passionate fans and our history demands. We are committed to our philosophy of blending top academy graduates with world class players and are proud that, once again, last season we had more academy graduate minutes on the pitch than any other Premier League club.  “Our increased revenue expectation for the year demonstrates our continued strong long-term financial performance which underpins everything we do and allows us to compete for top talent in an increasingly competitive transfer market.”Wembley sale moves a step closer In news that many English fans would have been dreading, the board at the FA have in principle approved the sale of Wembley Stadium to Fulham and Jacksonville Jaguars owner, Shahid Khan. The deal is thought to be around £600m and will include a number of stipulations, with various sponsorship limitations, that mean the naming rights of Wembley can’t be sold and the home of English football can’t partner with an official betting brand. An FA spokesperson responded to the developments: “The sale of Wembley stadium, the negotiated protections and an outlined plan to invest £600m into football community facilities, were presented and discussed at the FA board meeting today. Following on from this discussion, the FA board has agreed to take the presentation to the FA council to get its input now that the full facts are known.”Willkommen in Europa: Germany to host European Championship UEFA President Aleksander Čeferin has confirmed Germany as the host nation of the 2024 European Championships.The announcement came following the final presentations of the two applicants, Germany and Turkey, the UEFA Executive Committee deliberated and voted to select the hosts of UEFA EURO 2024, under the supervision of an independent notary.Further to the announcement of the successful bid, the UEFA President outlined: “Let me offer my congratulations to both the German and Turkish football associations for their excellent bids.“I am really looking forward to another celebration of the best of European national team football in 2024, and I know that Germany will be fantastic hosts and that we will see a wonderful tournament both on and off the pitch.”The president of the German Football Association (DFB), Reinhard Grindel, expressed immense gratitude at the decision: “I would like to thank the UEFA Executive Committee for its trust and confidence. I am fully aware of the responsibility and how much this tournament means to UEFA. Tomorrow we will start doing all we can to meet the high expectations you have of us.”VAR to be utilised in the Champions League After a lengthy meeting  at the House of European Football in Nyon this week, the UEFA Executive Committee opted to introduce Video Assistant Referees (VAR) in the 2019/20 UEFA Champions League.After much success at the World Cup, the technology as will be introduced at the play-off stage of the Champions League (August 2019). In addition, it was decided that VAR would also be used at the 2019 UEFA Super Cup. UEFA plans to subsequently extend the use of VAR at the final tournament of UEFA EURO 2020, in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League (group-stage onwards), and in the 2021 UEFA Nations League Finals.Commenting on the introduction of VAR, UEFA’s Čeferin detailed: “We are confident that introducing Video Assistant Referees in August 2019 will give us enough time to put in place a robust system and to train match officials to ensure an efficient and successful implementation of VAR in the UEFA Champions League, the world’s flagship club competition.”EFL continues geographical expansion with beIN partnership The English Football League (EFL) has unveiled a new partnership with beIN MEDIA GROUP, that will see the broadcaster distribute EFL and League Cup matches in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as well as Turkey, Australia, New Zealand and France. Commenting on the deal, which has been agreed until the end of the 2021/22 season, Shaun Harvey, Chief Executive of the EFL, said: “The extension to our previous relationship which includes new territories, is a very positive development for the EFL and our Clubs. I am delighted we have secured this commitment with beIN MEDIA GROUP through until the end of the 2021/22 season.“The EFL is developing an increasingly international audience, with Clubs recognised and followed in countries all around the world. As our most prominent overseas partner, beIN MEDIA GROUP is central to increasing our competitions’ exposure. beIN offers exceptional coverage across a number of key growth markets and this renewed agreement is a further sign of the trust we place in each other.”Yousef Al-Obaidly, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of beIN MEDIA GROUP, added: “We are delighted to extend our long-term partnership with the EFL and to continue growing its fan-base in the MENA region and across a number of additional territories. The EFL continues to grow as a global spectacle and the level of fierce competition on offer – broadcast on our state-of-the-art channels and OTT platform and supported by our world-class pundits – makes for an exceptional viewing experience. With this agreement complementing our recently announced exclusive rights deal with the Premier League, beIN SPORTS remains the undisputed home of English football for fans in the Middle East and North Africa.” QPR names Football Index as new shirt sponsor August 21, 2020 Share Bet-at-home maintains 2020 outlook as regulatory headwinds loom August 3, 2020 EFL announces that all non-Sky Sports fixtures will be available to stream August 27, 2020last_img read more