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Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Stewart and Evernham team to recreate IROC as SRX All-StarsCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Remember the old IROC Series where the best drivers from various disciplines raced each other in equally prepared cars? It ran for 30 seasons before Tony Stewart won its final championship in 2006 and the series quietly went away. Now Stewart and fellow NASCAR Hall of Famer Ray Evernaham have teamed to bring an all-star circuit back in 2021. The Superstar Racing Experience plans a six-race, short-track series to air in prime-time on CBS in a Saturday night summer spectacular. SRX envisions fields of 12 drivers competing on famed short tracks across the country in cars prepared by Evernham.SWISS CLUB ZURICH A new name for one of football’s oldest franchises must still be selected and it’s unclear how soon that will happen. Native American experts and advocates have long protested the name they call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” The name dates to 1933 when the team was still based in Boston.REDSKINS-NICKNAME-GOODELLRedskins name change comes afterWASHINGTON (AP) —The dropping of the Washington “Redskins” name and Indian head logo comes after decades of criticism that they are offensive to Native Americans. GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City has successfully overturned its two-year ban from the Champions League.The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld City’s appeal against the UEFA ban but imposed an $11.3 million fine for failing to cooperate with investigators. The verdict by three judges clears the team to play in the group stage of the Champions League next season. The case does not affect City’s place in this season’s competition. City’s win guarantees tens of millions of dollars in UEFA prize money next season. It also protects against players leaving to seek Champions League action with another club.NASCAR-SRX ALL-STAR SERIES July 13, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditREDSKINS-NICKNAMEWashington NFL team dropping ‘Redskins’ name after 87 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL team is shedding the “Redskins” name effective immediately. The change comes less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder launched an organizational review amid pressure from sponsors to make a change. center_img LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rajon Rondo has broken his right thumb in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando. The veteran point guard will be out for six to eight weeks. Rondo has been a key backup during his second season with the Lakers, who signed him shortly after adding LeBron James to the roster in July 2018. Rondo is averaging 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 48 appearances this season, including three starts. He has been a regular presence on the floor late in close games, with coach Frank Vogel trusting his veteran leadership and playmaking.MAN CITY BANManchester City overturns 2-year ban from Champions League The move came less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder, a boyhood fan of the team who once declared he would never get rid of the name, launched a “thorough review” amid pressure from sponsors. FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America all lined up against the name, which was given to the franchise in 1933 when the team was still based in Boston.More than a dozen Native leaders and organizations wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week demanding an immediate end to Washington’s use of the name. Goodell, who has fielded questions on the topic for years, said he supported the review. LAKERS-RONDO INJUREDLakers G Rajon Rondo breaks thumb in practice, out 6-8 weeks Associated Press Swiss club Zurich to field under-21 teamUNDATED (AP) — Swiss soccer club Zurich says it will field an under-21 team to try to save the season from being canceled because the first-team is isolating at home. Zurich’s game on Saturday was postponed because multiple players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The club says it will play Tuesday against third-place Basel by selecting young players from its backup roster. Zurich also has to play title contender Young Boys and St. Gallen and says it wanted to avoid the league being annulled.last_img read more

Chelsea extend lead at top of the table

first_imgTottenham are sixth this morning, having beaten Southampton 1-0.Manchester United are fourth following their 2-1 win over Everton.QPR prop up the rest of the table after going down to a 2-0 defeat at West Ham.last_img

Drinkwater signs new deal with Leicester

first_imgMidfielder Danny Drinkwater has a signed a new 5 year deal with the Premier league winners.West Ham look to seal their place in the Europa league group stages when they host Astra in the play-off round second leg.The tie is locked at 1-all heading into tonight’s encounter at the Olympic stadium. Kick off is at 7.45.Meanwhile, Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp insists he has no problem with Daniel Sturridge expressing frustration about his current role.The England forward was used on the wing in their recent Premier League defeat to Burnley – and admitted he was unhappy at not playing as a central striker.Sturridge enforced his claims by scoring twice in the club’s 5-0 win over Burton in the League Cup this week.Klopp says there’s no issue between the two of them.last_img

Bookies’ Corner: Oscars 2017 – Looking beyond La La Land

first_img The 89th Academy Awards (26 February) awaits Hollywood with every bookmaker placing Damien Chazelle’s ‘La La Land’ as the firm favourite to win Best Picture. Nominated for a record 14 Oscar categories can anyone stop the La La Land juggernaut.Furthermore, will a Hollywood bashing President Donald J Trump dominate the awards’ night speeches and celebrations… SBC’ gets the bookies lowdown on Oscars 2017.___________________________Tim Reynolds –  Sun BetsSBC: With 14 Oscar nods, can La La Land a film which has been described as a ‘love letter to Hollywood’ break the all-time record of Oscar wins by a movie (title held by Titanic – 1997- 11 wins)?Tim Reynolds (Sun Bets): La La Land has already equalled one Oscars record with fourteen nominations- sharing the record with Titanic in 1997 and All About Eve which was released a couple of years after she ate a dodgy apple. Of course, there’s massive speculation about whether La La Land can break the record of eleven Oscar wins- most of which are for awards no one will remember the result of.”We’ve done the maths nomination-by-nomination and are happy to offer 20/1 that Gosling’s mob can get twelve or more Oscars- as there are a few banana skins lying in wait for the movie. Gosling himself is an 8/1 shot to win Best Actor for his role in this luvvie-fest and Jackie is the odds-on favourite to win Best Costume, plus the film is as big as 3/1 with us to win Best Original Screenplay. So I’m sorry folks, we don’t think it’ll break the record… maybe take 5/1 that it ties the record with eleven exactly?Anthony Cousins, UnibetSBC: Is there any room for an upset in the best picture Category which has seen bookmakers place La La Land as the firm favourite?Anthony Cousins (Unibet): Last year we were treated to three flip flopping favourites with Spotlight, The Big Short and The Revenant all vying for favouritism up until Oscar night itself. This year is the antithesis with La La Land primed for favouritism since it’s premiere in Venice and no other film coming close to gaining the same kind of momentum.La La Land had attracted over 56% of Best Picture bets before the nominations were even announced with only Moonlight 13% and Manchester By The Sea 16% the only other films in double figures.Looking at the odds and they have been plummeting – we opened at 2.50 in early awards season and have seen constant backing since new year with the odds down to 1.25 after the nomination.It isn’t really a question of will La La Land win but more how many awards will it pick up? Casey Affleck looks certain to win Best Actor at 1.25 while the Best Actress category is perhaps most interesting with Natalie Portman at 2.25 most likely to cause an upset to Emma Stone at 1.75.Dafni Serdari – PinnacleSBC: Following the Academy’s official announcement of 2017 contenders, which Oscars categories do you feel offer punters the best value for money?Dafni Serdari (Pinnacle): Betting on the Oscars is a totally different ball game to sports betting. When it comes to football, for example, nobody knows what the outcome is until the final whistle.With Oscars, however, voters submit their votes long before the stars walk on the red carpet for the glamorous ceremony. What this means in practice is that predicting an Oscar winner is an information race, a fascinating game of cat and mouse. As more information reaches larger audiences ahead of the ceremony, instead of random odds fluctuations, we tend to see the winners’ odds shortening significantly, with little exceptions.That is why, as a rule of thumb, the earlier you place your Oscars bets, the more value you will get. With Golden Globes, Critic’s Choice and SAG having announced their winners, the odds-on favourites are now clearly defined in Pinnacle’s markets. There is however one category that could surprise us this year. Considering last year’s #OscarsSoWhite controversy and Moonlight’s odds currently at 3.79 with – hindering La La Land’s complete dominance – Best Picture might be the most interesting category for bettors to watch.Paddy PowerSBC: As an entertainment spectacle, how prominent do you feel Donald Trump will be at  Oscars 2017?Patrick ‘Paddy ‘ Power (Paddy Power): ‘This year’s Oscars is going to be yuge… Usually, people of colour don’t feature much, but Donald Trump will dominate the show. Though they do say that Orange is the new Black, so maybe talking about him will be seen as progress after all – unlike his policies. It’s appropriate that La La Land is the big favourite to win – as that’s, clearly, where the Donald lives._________________________ Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 StumbleUpon Share Submit Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Related Articles Sharelast_img read more