MIES (Switzerland) - There were 63 applications for the Basketball Champions League season 2023-24, with the Regular Season seeing 32 teams once again. The Basketball Champions League Board met on Tuesday, June 27 and confirmed the names of the teams already through to the Regular Season, as well as the 24 members of the Qualification Rounds, fighting for the remaining tickets.
Thiago Almada, Hany Mukhtar, Jesús Ferreira, and Walker Zimmerman, among the 26 players selected for the 2023 MLS All-Star Game
Commissioner Don Garber's selections include CF Montréal’s Mathieu Choinière and Chicago Fire FC’s Kei Kamara
NEW YORK (Tuesday, June 27, 2023) – Dynamic midfielders Thiago Almada and Hany Mukhtar, sensational scorers Jesús Ferreira, Giorgos Giakoumakis and Dénis Bouanga, and emerging Homegrown stars John Tolkin and Aidan Morris were among the 26 players honored today as Major League Soccer unveiled the complete roster for the 2023 MLS All-Star Game.
The WKU Ghana African Open Championship is a great opportunity for martial artists in Ghana and Africa to test their skills and challenge other fighters to know their standard and level.
Mr. Steavano Tuekpe, President of WKU Ghana said he is over thrilled to announce the inaugural 2023 WKU Ghana African Open Tournament, a groundbreaking event that aims to unite Africa through the thrilling world of combat sports.
This tournament will feature a dynamic lineup of disciplines, including Taekwondo, Karate, Judo, Kickboxing, and MMA, showcasing the incredible talent and diversity of African martial arts.
Hometown Heroes First to Sport 2023 MLS All-Star Jersey
NEW YORK, N.Y AND WASHINGTON, D.C. (July 27, 2023) – Major League Soccer, D.C. United, Black Players for Change (BPC) – an independent organization of Black MLS players, coaches, and staff working to bridge the racial equality gap in soccer and society – and RBC Wealth Management announced today the 2023 All-Star Hometown Heroes. This honor recognizes the work of impactful organizations and leaders who are making positive change in the communities of the District of Columbia and that embody D.C. United’s community values of Empowerment, Opportunity, and Service.
Countdown of the 40 greatest World Championships moments, as voted for by fans, to be revealed from this Friday
On Friday (30 June) World Athletics will begin its countdown of the 40 greatest World Championships moments, as chosen by the fans of the sport.
This year marks the 40th anniversary of the World Athletics Championships, so in honour of that landmark, a public fan vote for the greatest moments in World Championships history opened earlier this year. Thousands of votes were cast from all corners of the globe, and the results are now in.
MIES (Switzerland) - FIBA, the International Basketball Federation, 2K, the publisher of NBA 2K, and the NBA 2K League have entered into an agreement that will offer a unique platform to organize international events for National Federations and the esport gaming community.
The multiyear deal highlights the desire of all parties to further strengthen bridges between eFIBA events and the NBA 2K League by providing an opportunity to identify regional talent, offering eFIBA participants a chance to participate in NBA 2K League events or the NBA 2K League Draft, as well as establishing a clear national team competition system.
Ghana Boxing Authority (GBA) has suspended the Box Office Sports Promotions’ CEO Alex Ntiamoah-Boakye for “Misconduct and insubordination” for 2 years, withdrawing his licence as a promoter and manager.
*Teqball teenagers Sylvester Oko Nortey and Daniel Fobi completed a straight sets win over their more experienced Eswatini (Swaziland,) counterparts to record what seemed like an impossible mission by winning a priceless bronze medal.*
*Even as the lowest ranked team in the Teqball competition, Ghana managed a combined total of five wins on their way to a historic bronze*.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) today announced the schedule for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 at a ‘Countdown to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023’ event in Mumbai.
Ten teams feature in what will be the biggest Cricket World Cup ever, to be played across 10 venues from 5 October to 19 November, with the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad hosting the tournament opener and the final.
The fixtures for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 have been confirmed, with six teams still in the race for the final two spots at India 2023.- Super Six stage to determine final two spots at ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India
- Full fixtures available at cricketworldcup.com
Hosts Zimbabwe, West Indies and the Netherlands took the top three positions from Group A, while Sri Lanka, Oman and Scotland progressed from Group B.
Rugby Africa President appoints APO Group Founder and Chairman Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard as Special Advisor
Nicolas will provide expert advice and guidance on specific issues and areas of responsibility related to rugby and matters of interest on the African continent
CAPE TOWN, South Africa, June 27, 2023/ -- APO Group (www.APO-opa.com), the leading pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is delighted to announce the appointment of its Founder and Chairman, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard, as Special Advisor to Herbert Mensah, the President of Rugby Africa (www.RugbyAfrique.com), the governing body of rugby in Africa.
ST. PETERSBURG, FL, USA – The WTA has today announced an exciting new strategy that will create a solidified pathway towards equal prize money and a revised Hologic WTA Tour calendar, providing sustainable long-term growth for women’s tennis. These key changes will support the growth of the sport and enhance the overall experience for the WTA’s global fanbase and key stakeholders within the game.
Ireland have been fined 40 per cent of their match fee for maintaining a slow over-rate against Sri Lanka in their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier match in Bulawayo on Sunday.Shaid Wadvalla of the ICC International Panel of Match Referees imposed the sanction after Ireland were ruled to be two overs short of their target after time allowances were taken into consideration.
Umpire Chris Gaffaney will stand in his 50th men’s cricket Test match during the second Test between England and Australia at Lord’s from Wednesday.Gaffaney will become only the second New Zealand umpire to reach the half-century mark after Billy Bowden, who stood in 84 Tests.
Gaffaney has also officiated in 77 ODIs and 43 T20Is and was part of the panels that officiated in the ICC Men’s Champions Trophy in 2017, the Men’s Cricket World Cups in 2015 and 2019, as well as the ICC Men’s T20 World Cups in 2016, 2021 and 2022.
Vancouver Whitecaps FC Midfielder Ryan Gauld Voted MLS Player of the Matchday presented by Continental Tire for Matchday 21
NEW YORK (Monday, June 26, 2023) – Vancouver Whitecaps FC midfielder Ryan Gauld was voted the Major League Soccer Player of the Matchday presented by Continental Tire for Matchday 21 of the 2023 MLS season.
Gauld contributed to all three goals (one goal, two assists) in the club’s 3-2 road win over LAFC at BMO Stadium on Saturday, June 24. The Scottish midfielder became the eighth player this season with at least one goal and two assists in a match, and the first Vancouver player to do so since Yordy Reyna on July 28, 2018. With his two assists, Gauld (19) passed Reyna (17) for the third-most assists in Whitecaps history. Gauld has now produced at least four goals and four assists in each of the last three seasons, joining only seven other players in the league to accomplish the feat.
The impact of African players in the NBA is at an all-time high
NEW YORK, United States of America, June 26, 2023/ -- Good day,
The NBA (www.NBA.com) Draft 2023 presented by State Farm® will tip off on ESPN, Canal+ and NBA League Pass at 2:00 a.m. CAT tomorrow morning. It will reach fans in 214 countries and territories in 32 languages on their televisions, computers, mobile devices and tablets.
The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 Trophy Tour has begun in spectacular style, launching 120,000 feet above the Earth, before landing in the largest cricket stadium in the world, India’s Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The feat was achieved with the World Cup Trophy attached to a bespoke stratospheric balloon. The stunning shots of the famous silverware sitting on the edge of the Earth’s atmosphere were captured with 4K cameras. The balloon crossed more than 99.5% of the Earth’s atmosphere with the temperature of -65°C at the peak altitude.
Afghanistan are looking forward to putting in stronger performances at the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 taking place from 5 October to 19 November in India.
With this only being their third Cricket World Cup appearance, their mission is a simple one, to bring joy to the people of their country and to live up to their expectations following their qualification through the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
Campeones Cup to air around the world on MLS Season Pass on the Apple TV app
NEW YORK CITY AND MEXICO CITY (June 26, 2023) – With the club’s win Sunday night to become Campeón de Campeones of LIGA MX, Tigres will represent the Mexican league and face Major League Soccer’s reigning champion LAFC on Wednesday, September 27 at BMO Stadium (8 p.m. local / 11 p.m. ET) in Los Angeles, to decide which league will take the fifth Campeones Cup title.
Tigres won the inaugural Campeones Cup in 2018, becomes the first club to participate a second time in Campeones Cup, and is the only Mexican club to have secured the title in the history of Campeones Cup.
Tuesday, July 18, at Audi Field, MLS and Arsenal go head-to-head in soccer skills competition
MLS NEXT Pro Goalkeepers to face off in Goalie Wars Exhibition
NEW YORK (Monday, June 26, 2023) – Competition details are now set for the 2023 MLS All-Star Skills Challenge presented by AT&T 5G that will see 10 MLS stars take on 10 Arsenal FC stars in a test of soccer skills on the night before the 2023 MLS All-Star Game.
Live at Audi Field on Tuesday, July 18 at 7:30 p.m. ET, the MLS All-Star Skills Challenge will treat fans to five head-to-head contests between MLS and Arsenal that require ball control, accuracy, strategy, and teamwork.
The Baba Yara Sports Stadium in Kumasi (Capital of Ashanti) dubbed the Garden City will host the next edition of the GNPC Ghana Fastest Human on Saturday, July 1, 2023.
If Tamale and Cape Coast editions were excellent and exciting, then the Kumasi meet will certainly pull the best athletes and spectators.
As Ghana gets preparing to host the 13th African Games, all sports disciplines have taken upon themselves the need to train and win at home.
The Ghana Athletics Association and organizers of the Ghana Fastest Human also want to sweep most of the medals next year, and the Kumasi meet is part of the rehearsal.
Michael Naba of the Accra based FCG Cycling Club on Sunday, won the first position, Ghana Jersey and gold medal in the 2023 National Cycling Championship held at Ho the capital of the Volta Region.
The two-day cycling event which is part of qualifications marked for the upcoming Accra2023 Africa Games and Paris 2024 Olympic Games in France was a high attraction in the region.
NEW YORK, N.Y. (Monday, June 26, 2023) – Two-time GRAMMY® nominated R&B star Kehlani will headline the MLS All-Star Concert with special guest DJ Pee .Wee on Monday, July 17 in Washington, D.C. at The Anthem. Tickets will go on sale tomorrow, Tuesday, June 27 at 10 a.m. ET on Ticketmaster.com. Concert doors open at 6 p.m. ET. Tickets are $25 and will benefit DC Central Kitchen (DCCK), whose mission is to use food as a tool to strengthen bodies, empower minds, and build communities.
“As a longtime soccer fan, I’m thrilled to be performing at the MLS All-Star Concert in Washington, D.C. next month,” said Kehlani. “There is such a beautiful intersection of sports and music. Excited to bring that passion together for this special concert.”
Logan van Beek’s super over heroics led Netherlands to a famous win over West Indies, who suffered their second consecutive ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2023 defeat.
Van Beek struck 30 with the bat before taking the ball and conceding just eight, leading his side to a victory which saw them finish second in Group A and take two valuable points into the Super Six stage.
Elsewhere, Sean Williams’ swashbuckling 174 helped Zimbabwe maintain their 100 per cent record as they beat USA by 304 runs.