Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA, a newly launched cable television network in the United States, will televise The World Games 2017 from Wroclaw, Poland, from 20-30 July. Coverage of The World Games on Olympic Channel: Home of Team USA will also be live streamed on OlympicChannel.com, the Olympic Channel app, NBCSports.com, and the NBC Sports app.
An agreement has been reached for South African rugby teams the Cheetahs and Southern Kings to enter the Pro12 pan-European competition after losing their Super Rugby status.
The South African Rugby Union (SARU) confirmed earlier this month that the two clubs would be cut from Super Rugby, which spans New Zealand, Japan and Argentina, as well as South Africa.
Starting from the 2018 edition of the competition, Wimbledon Broadcasting Services (WBS) will have full control over the TV cameras and broadcast output worldwide.
The BBC will still retain the exclusive live broadcast rights to Wimbledon in the UK while no longer shouldering the burden of the production costs. The BBC will continue to work closely with WBS on their domestic coverage, but final decisions will now lie with representatives from the AELTC who can tailor the content to a global audience.
Nielsen Sports has announced that it has extended its long-term partnership with the International Paralympic Committee (IPC).
The company will continue to serve as the global governing body’s research and consulting solutions partner up to the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. The focus of the renewed agreement will be to help the IPC optimise its commercial strategy in the build-up to its flagship event, with Nielsen Sports set to analyse new revenue streams for the federation.
7 Fatou Dieng (SEN) - Senegal v Serbia, 2016 Olympic Games: Tournament for Women (BRA), Rio de Janeiro - Youth Arena (Brazil), Group Phase, 14 August 2016
DAKAR (FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017) - Six players are no longer part of Senegal's preliminary squad for the upcoming FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017.
After three weeks of training camp in the Senegalese capital Dakar, head coach Moustapha Gaye has left out Sabelle Diatta, Maimouna Diarra, Diary Diouf, Aida Fall, Ndeye Fall and Ndeye Syll.
WWE and SuperSport, Africa’s premier sports broadcaster, today announced a new, multi-year agreement to broadcast WWE programming live for the first time in more than 50 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Starting Monday 28th August , SuperSport will air WWE’s flagship shows Raw® and SmackDown® as well as WWE specials, including WrestleMania® and SummerSlam®.
4 David Teodoro Crudo (MRI) - Mauritius v Tunisia, 2017 FIBA U16 African Championship Final Round (MRI), Phoenix(MRI), Group Phase, 18 July 2017
PHOENIX(FIBA U16 African Championship 2017) - Tunisia secured ticket for the Semi-Final at the FIBA U16 African Championship 2017, after their convincing 99-24 win against hosts Mauritius on Tuesday night.
The National Basketball Association's Houston Rockets are up for sale, the team said on Monday.
Billionaire businessman and financier Leslie Alexander bought the club before the start of the 1993-94 season for a reported $85 million and it was recently valued at $1.65 billion by Forbes.
The Rockets, who won back-to-back titles in 1994 and 1995, finished last season with the third best record in the Western conference but underlined their championship ambitions by signing James Harden to a contract extension earlier this month that will pay him $228 million over the next six seasons.
NEW ORLEANS – The New Orleans Pelicans today announced that the team has signed free agent guard Rajon Rondo. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are excited to welcome Rajon to the New Orleans Pelicans,” said Pelicans Senior Vice President of Basketball Operations/General Manager Dell Demps. “Throughout his NBA career, Rajon has showed that he’s a great competitor, leader and teammate with significant playoff experience.”
IAAF approves the application of a further eight Russians to compete internationally as neutral athletes
The IAAF Doping Review Board has agreed that the applications of eight Russian athletes have met the exceptional eligibility criteria to compete in international competition as neutral athletes under competition Rule 22.1A(b) while the Russian national federation (RusAF) remains suspended.
The Doping Review Board, which is composed of Robert Hersh (chair), Sylvia Barlag and Antti Pihlakoski, has accepted the applications of the following athletes:
UDINE/CIVIDALE DEL FRIULI (FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup 2017) - We take a look at how the biggest names in the women's game can point to the FIBA U19 Women's Basketball World Cup as an important step on their journey to stardom.
Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath has climbed to second position in the MRF Tyres ICC Player Rankings for Test Bowlers after grabbing his eighth 10-wicket match haul and helping win the one-off Test against Zimbabwe in Colombo by four wickets on Tuesday.
In the latest rankings update, which also includes performances in the second Test between England and South Africa which the latter won by 340 runs at Trent Bridge on Monday to level the four-match series 1-1, Herath has leapfrogged Ravichandran Ashwin to move within 32 points of Ravindra Jadeja, making it a 1-2 for left-arm spinners.
BUENOS AIRES (FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017) – The draw for the FIBA Women’s AmeriCup 2017 took place in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at midday on Wednesday.
The results of the draw are as follows:
Group A: Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Brazil, Argentina, Colombia
Group B: Paraguay, Puerto Rico, Canada, Cuba, Mexico
Critically-Acclaimed Rock Band X Ambassadors to Play Free Concert, Presented by Coca-Cola, During 2017 MLS All-Star Week in Chicago
NEW YORK (Tuesday, July 18, 2017) – Major League Soccer today announced that critically-acclaimed rock band X Ambassadors will play a free concert, presented by Coca-Cola, on Monday, July 31 at 8:00 p.m. CT at Chicago’s Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island as part of the 2017 MLS All-Star week.
DONE DEAL…George Davies poses with SKN St. Pölten officials Photo: http://www.skn-stpoelten.at
SKN St. Pölten have completed the transfer of Sierra Leone attacking midfielder, George ‘Kweku’ from German second league side; SpVgg Greuther Fürth on a three-year deal.
The 20 years old joined the Austrian Football Bundesliga side on a fee transfer just four days before the commencement of the Austrian top tier league and the club confirmed the deal on Wednesday in both their official website and Facebook page.
Multi-territory commercial and pay-television broadcaster Modern Times Group has acquired rights for the upcoming clash between boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr and mixed martial arts fighter Conor McGregor.
Coverage of the fight taking place on 26th August will be available on the Viasat pay-television platform and the Viaplay video-streaming service in Scandinavia.
Wilson Kipsang in Berlin Photo credit: SCC-Events/Jiro Mochizuki
The elite field for the BMW BERLIN-MARATHON on September 24 has grown in star quality even more with the announcement that the man who broke the world record there in 2013, Wilson Kipsang, will join his fellow Kenyan and current world number one Eliud Kipchoge on the start line. Organisers had announced the start of the Olympic Marathon Champion Kipchoge earlier this month. The BMW BERLIN-MARATHON is an Abbott World Marathon Majors (AWMM) event and an IAAF Gold Label Road Race.
Blake Griffin averaged 21.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 4.9 assists last season.
The L.A. Clippers announced today that they have re-signed free agent forward Blake Griffin.
“I just want to say how excited I am to be back. Obviously, this has been my home since I have been drafted.” Griffin said. “In the end, I realized this was a no-brainer for me. This was the best place for me, and this is the place where I want to start and finish my career.”
A South African Football Association delegation‚ headed by president Danny Jordaan, is in Rabat, the capital city, for the two-day event‚ which kicked off on Tuesday with discussions and workshops on various aspects of African football.
Former Bafana Bafana captain Neil Tovey‚ former Premier Soccer League coach Serame Letsoaka and Platinum Stars GM Senzo Mazingiza are also among the high-profile South African football personalities participating in the Confederation of African Football’s discussion in Morocco‚ which could herald the start of drastic changes to the game on the continent.
Your Excellency the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Morocco,
- Mr. Gianni Infantino, President of FIFA,
- Ministers and Members of Governments,
- Mme Fatma Samoura, Secretary General of FIFA,
Head coach of Sierra Leone Wrestling national team, Jamal Jaffa, has not only set his sight on scoping a gold medal at the 2017 Wrestling World Championships in France but also believes his fighters will spring a surprise at the world tournament.
Coach Jaffa who recently guided the national team to secure silver and bronze medals on his debut at the African Championship believes more force and strength from his boys; will help them spring a surprise at the World Championships in France.
India may be more familiar than Australia with surroundings in Derby but Nicole Bolton is confident the world champion can win anywhere if its produces its best cricket.
Mithali Raj’s side has won all four of the games it has played at the County Ground, where India meets Australia in the second ICC Women’s World Cup 2017 semi-final, including against host England in the opening match of the tournament.
NEW YORK (July 19, 2017) – The MLS Disciplinary Committee has suspended Real Salt Lake midfielder Luke Mulholland for one game and issued an undisclosed fine for serious foul play that endangered the safety of an opponent in the 57th minute of Salt Lake’s match against Orlando City SC on July 4 ( VIDEO). Mulholland will serve the suspension during Salt Lake’s match on Wednesday, July 19 against the Portland Timbers.
Africa's leading digital TV operator StarTimes acquires exclusive media rights for FIBA's 2017-2021 national team competitions
Nigeria v Senegal - FIBA AfroBasket 2015
StarTimes, Africa's leading pay TV operator, has acquired exclusive media rights in Sub-Saharan Africa for FIBA's national team competitions during the period 2017-2021, including the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 in China.
Basketball's world governing body awarded StarTimes exclusive free and pay transmission rights across all territories of Sub-Saharan Africa for its leading tournaments (with the exception of free rights in Angola and French pay rights in Francophone on non-exclusive basis).
Central African Republic vs DR Congo - FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017 Zone 4 qualifiers in Kinshasa, DR Congo - Ph courtsey: Leopard Basketball
ABIDJAN, Cote d'Ivoire (FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017) - FIBA Africa on Wednesday awarded the wild card for FIBA Women's AfroBasket 2017 to the Central African Republic (CAF).
With this announcement, the line-up is complete for the 12-team event that will take place in Mali's capital city of Bamako from August 18-27.