It’s March and as the coronavirus halts global sport, the media team at Juventus, the Italian football champions, are scrambling to react. Juventus’s star player is Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo After close discussions between Turin and their satellite office in Hong Kong, a plan emerges: tailored social media campaigns, targeting different countries, to keep locked-down fans engaged even when there are no live games. The result was a record rise in followers, including a marked uptick in China – a triumph for the club in trying times, and a lesson for others who may have neglected their digital profile.Advertisement Napoli beat Juventus behind closed doors in the Italian Cup final as football returned to the country on WednesdayIn a world where sponsors and broadcasters demand evidence of a large, engaged fanbase, and where sport is competing with myriad entertainment options, winning on the pitch is no longer enough, experts say.Melissa Johnson Morgan, associate professor at the University of Southern Queensland’s School of Management and Enterprise, said the traditional model of relying on revenues from ticket sales, broadcasters and sponsors is outdated.“Sports that have also got direct-to-consumer models… already selling and packaging content and extra commentary and out-takes, and offering that and subscription-based services, I think they’ve done well (in the pandemic) because they’ve already diversified,” she said.– ‘Savvy about their audiences’ –Top of the class is the NBA, which mobilised a flood of game footage, talk shows and Q&A sessions with players, and capitalised on Netflix’s release of Michael Jordan’s “The Last Dance” series – a big hit with live sports-starved fans.Formula One had drivers compete in virtual races, tennis players and cricketers popped up in a variety of online conversations, while golfer Adam Scott’s “Nine holes with a mate” was a hit on Instagram.“The Last Dance” documentary, focusing on Michael Jordan, was a hit during the sports shutdown The Italian club is also exploring working with China to help build the “thousands of sports facilities” expected to spring up in the country, he said.Erica Gao, who fronts Juventus’s digital media in Asia-Pacific, said knowing your market was key. Specialised content for China has included a Mandarin-language game show and a campaign on May 20 – an informal Valentine’s Day for young Chinese.“Research has shown that (in China) you need to get people engaged in the first five seconds, eight seconds. Long posts don’t really work,” added Gao. Read Also: Guardiola embarrassed by treatment of black peoplePaloma – who, like NBA commissioner Adam Silver, has a background in media production – said the convulsions caused by the coronavirus could shake up the way clubs handle their business.“Hopefully this will be a shock that will help football to become a more efficient industry,” he said. “I think that we as an industry could do better.”FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 “I think the NBA probably does it the best and that’s why they’ve coped, because they don’t rely on that one model – they’re not relying on ticket sales,” Johnson Morgan said.“They’re very savvy about their audiences around the world so they’re generating content in many, many languages.”Other sports fared less well. Johnson Morgan said Australia’s favourite competitions were among those that failed to engage fans, perhaps because administrators were preoccupied with restarting play.The coronavirus could force sports to look at more sophisticated ways to attract fans, after lockdown accelerated the trend towards 24-hour, on-demand entertainment.“I think they’ll have to be more immersive. Consumers have realised that they can entertain themselves without leaving their house,” she said.– ‘Room to improve’ –Palomba said Juventus had worked hard at diversifying in recent years, creating a retail division and ramping up branding.Juventus’s stadium in Turin is flanked by the ‘J-Village’, which has a hotel, museum, training facility, eSports arena, and even a college and medical centre.Many clubs target fans in different countries Loading… “We think that we are on the right track,” Federico Palomba, Juventus’s managing director for Asia-Pacific, told AFP at their office in Hong Kong. “All the effort and the investment that we did now are paying off, because we can cope with this situation.” As professional sport, including Italian football, tentatively returns, the shutdown has revealed winners and losers in the digital sphere, and laid bare the importance of a strong online presence.
BRAINERD, Minn. – The Mighty Axe Nationals bring IMCA drivers in five divisions to North Central Speedway over the Labor Day Weekend. General admission for adults is $15 for one day or $25 for both; students get in for $10 for one day or $17 for both. Adult backstretch admission is $20 for one day or $35 for both while students get in for $15 for one day or $25 for both. IMCA Modifieds run for $1,100 and a minimum of $100 to start their Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 5 and 6 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifiers. There is no entry fee. Pit passes are $40 for one day or $75 for both days. Students ages 5-17 are $25 for one day or $40 for both. Camping is free all weekend. Showers are available on site but there are no RV hookups. Gates open at 4 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., draw cutoff is 6:15 p.m. and racing starts at 6:45 p.m. on Saturday. On Sunday, the pits open at 2:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3:30 p.m. Draw cutoff s 5 p.m. and racing gets underway at 5:30 p.m. The Mighty Axe will be broadcast by Dirt Race Central. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods race for $500 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks for $400 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts for $300 to win both nights. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $650 to win on Sunday. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and KMJ Performance State points will be awarded.
RelatedPosts Serbia-based Nigerian basketballer slumps, dies after training NBBF celebrates Nigerian Arizona Women Basketball player of the Decade Pray for Nigeria during Ramadan — NBBF Twenty-three teams in the Nigeria Basketball Federation-organised Total National Men Division 1 league will battle for honour and promotion slots to the Premier Division on January 20, 2020.According to information released by the Secretary General of the NBBF, Afolabi-Oluwayemi Olabisi, in a letter addressed to the clubs, the teams will converge on the National Stadium, Surulere, Lagos to battle for the title.Divided into the traditional Atlantic Conference and Savannah Conference, nine teams will compete in the Atlantic conference made up of teams from the South West, South South and South East geopolitical zones, while the 14 teams from North East, North Central and North West make up the Savannah Conference.In the Atlantic Conference of the Total National Men Division 1 league, Air Force Warriors (Lagos) will slug it out against O.S. Lions (Oshogbo), T. Joba (Akwa Ibom), Comets (Lagos), Police Bombers (Lagos), Impression Academy (Asaba), Brave Heart (Calabar), Camac (Bayelsa) and Oilers (Lagos).In the Savannah Conference, Apa Flames (Otukpo), Dashon Mambas (Abuja0, Kano Pyramid (Kano), Zamfara Shooters (Gusau), Yobe Desert Warriors (Damaturu), AHIP Giants (Kano) and All Stars (Abuja) have all been invited.Others include Jewel Bulls (Gombe), Prison Reformers (Abuja), Taraba Hurricanes (Jalingo), African Patriots (Kaduna), Gboko City Chief (Gboko), Golden Touch (Nasarawa) and Federal Road Safety Corps completes the teams.Teams are expected to arrive on January 19, 2019 before the Technical meeting and Total National Men Division 1 league matches the next day.The league will last for a week, with teams departing on January 27, 2019. Tags: Afolabi-Oluwayemi OlabisiNBBFTotal National Men Division 1
NORTHANTS won the T20 Blast for the second time as brilliant batting by Josh Cobb steered them to a four-wicket victory yesterday over Durham at Edgbaston.After Ben Stokes went early for 18, Keaton Jennings hit 88 off 58 balls before Cobb pulled off a stunning catch to remove him as Durham made 153-8.Northants were 9-3 in reply, but Cobb hit three sixes in a 26-ball fifty.He put on 120 with Alex Wakely (43) and departed for 80 just before Northants reached 155-6 with five balls to spare.It was an audacious exhibition by Cobb, who turned 26 three days ago, and had earlier taken a stunning one-handed catch at cover to dismiss Jennings, whose score was the highest in Finals Day history – and his first half-century in a T20 game.A member of Leicestershire’s winning team in 2011, Cobb top-edged Chris Rushworth to the keeper as he tried to win the match with a six.Needing three off the final over, however, Northants needed only one delivery as Rob Keogh struck Usman Arshad to spark scenes of celebration as they repeated their 2013 Finals Day triumph.It was a major disappointment for Durham, whose chief executive had to reassure the players that the club was not going bust earlier this month, after overcoming Yorkshire by seven runs earlier in the day.(Scores: Durham 153-8 (20 overs): Jennings 88; Sanderson 3-31, Kleinveldt 2-40Northamptonshire 155-6 (19.1 overs): Cobb 80, Wakely 43).(BBC Sport)
Senior tri-captain Blake Geoffrion is expected to play this weekend at Michigan Tech despite suffering a concussion in Saturday\’s 7-4 victory.[/media-credit]After a weekend split with the St. Cloud State Huskies, in which two seemingly different versions of the Wisconsin men’s hockey team appeared, head coach Mike Eaves seemed happy with the outcome of the series. As a result, Eaves will look to continue Saturday’s high-octane play in the weeks ahead.In the series opener Friday night, the Badgers scored just one goal on 38 shots, but Saturday they responded by scoring seven goals on 50 shots.“The puck didn’t go in [on Friday],” Eaves said. “We had as many [scoring] chances Friday as we did Saturday.”The single goal performance Friday was atypical for the Badgers. UW is first in the WCHA and second in the nation in scoring offense, averaging nearly four goals per game. The Badgers trail only Yale in shots on goal per game, tallying just over 37.However, against St. Cloud in Saturday’s game, UW’s offense rebounded well despite a second-period injury to senior tri-captain Blake Geoffrion. The injury cut short the Tennessee native’s final regular season home game.The Badgers will need to keep up Saturday’s offensive intensity if Geoffrion’s concussion keeps him out of the upcoming series. Geoffrion suffered a vicious open ice hit in Saturday’s game and did not return.According to Eaves, Geoffrion would not practice Monday, but is recovering well and waiting for his headaches to cease before returning.One of UW’s best offensive weapons, any extended loss of Geoffrion could have a major impact on the Badgers. Geoffrion leads the nation in power play goals and the WCHA in both goals and points in conference play.Geoffrion is also among the finalists for the Hobey Baker trophy, the most prestigious individual honor in college hockey, awarded annually to the nation’s best player.Yet, after Geoffrion’s injury on Saturday, the Badgers scored six goals, showing they can still perform well without one of their best offensive players.“They raised their level of play at a time when it was needed,” Eaves said about the team’s response.Despite the concussion, Eaves believes Geoffrion will be ready for this weekend’s matchup in Houghton, Mich., against Michigan Tech.Room for ImprovementAlthough Eaves is confident in his pair of goaltenders, he would like to see some improvement after junior Scott Gudmandson’s lackluster performance against St. Cloud.“It’s not where I hoped it would be,” Eaves said of the goaltender’s play. “I know the potential and we have seen how well they can play.”Eaves believes both goalies can improve their play down the stretch.Gudmandson allowed nine goals on 47 shots over the weekend and declined to speak with reporters after Saturday’s game. Eaves described Gudmandson’s performance as a “funky night.”Gudmandson ranks 11th in the WCHA in save percentage. Brett Bennett, UW’s other junior goaltender ranks 12th. The top netminders at Denver, North Dakota, St. Cloud State, Minnesota-Duluth and Minnesota all rank ahead of both Bennett and Gudmandson in save percentage.“We had hoped going down the stretch that we would find one man who was going real strong,” Eaves said of his goaltenders. “Maybe we’re a two-goalie team.”Eaves plans to give Gudmandson and Bennett starts this weekend. If Friday’s goalie performs very well, however, Eaves said he will consider giving him the start Saturday as well to find his starter for the stretch run.Up NextAfter a tough No. 3 versus No. 4 matchup this past weekend, the Badgers will face much weaker competition this Friday and Saturday. Wisconsin will be looking for a pair of important road wins against a different breed of Huskies, the last-place Huskies of Michigan Tech.“We need points, and we’ll have to be ready to play,” Eaves said about the upcoming series.Eaves believes the Badgers will bring Saturday’s offensive outburst with them to Houghton, but expects a tough series from the Huskies.Wisconsin needs merely one point to secure home ice for the first round of the WCHA playoffs. But three points this weekend would move them ahead of St. Cloud into second place in the conference, with the Huskies idle on the season’s second-to-last weekend.
Published on September 27, 2012 at 2:54 am Contact Phil: firstname.lastname@example.org | @PhilDAbb Syracuse hasn’t forgotten last season’s abrupt end. The painful memory from Nov. 13, 2011, when the Orange fell to Maryland in overtime in the second round of the NCAA tournament, still lingers in the team’s mind.“It’s the last time this team has lost, so we remember it. We remember overtime,” said forward Kelsey Millman.“I can still see the goal, actually.”While that memory still stings, the loss simultaneously motivates Syracuse and intensifies the team’s focus toward winning a national championship. As of Tuesday’s poll, Syracuse (9-0) is ranked No. 1.But it’s a distinction the team would much rather hold in November.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the senior class — one of head coach Ange Bradley’s strongest — it is the last chance to make its mark on Syracuse’s field hockey history and lead the program to its first title.Regardless of how it plays out, it won’t be easy for the seniors when their college athletic careers come to an end.“I get kind of emotional about it, actually,” said graduate midfielder Liz McInerney. “If I could be a student-athlete forever, I would.”Back Iona Holloway said she is not looking forward to the time two months from now when she is no longer a college athlete. Goaltender Leann Stiver finds the idea of her final NCAA championship run nerve-wracking, but exciting at the same time.A year ago, Heather Susek was in their shoes. Now on the sidelines as part of Bradley’s coaching staff, Susek said the seniors have the right approach in their final year.“They’re pretty much going out there and doing everything they can,” Susek said. “They know it’s their last year and their last chance to fight for a national championship.”In last season’s tournament 2-1 loss to Maryland, Susek assisted Millman on Syracuse’s lone goal. The Terrapins won the national championship a week later.The loss was a heartbreaker for the players, who took little or no solace in knowing the best team in the country defeated them.Millman described it as “a game where you didn’t think you deserved to lose.” Holloway said two months passed by before she felt like herself again.Bradley said she hasn’t mentally recovered from her team’s loss to Maryland, where she was an assistant coach from 1997-2000. The Terrapins’ victory over North Carolina for the title provided her no consolation.“No. Never makes it better. You never get over losses like that,” she said. “I hate to lose.”But the Orange’s returning players headed into the offseason focused on finishing this time around.“I think that the mental change within all of us is going to be the pushing effort that gets us to the national championship,” Stiver said.Holloway and Millman both intensified their summer workouts. When the season was set to begin, Syracuse had a more physically fit leader on each side of the ball.The No. 2 Tar Heels came to then-No. 7 Syracuse on Sept. 1, threatening to challenge the Orange’s 29-game winning streak at J.S. Coyne Stadium. Last year, the Orange traveled to Chapel Hill, N.C., and blew a 2-0 halftime lead to the Tar Heels.The rematch a year later featured intensity comparable to a playoff atmosphere. Both offenses had opportunities, but neither team scored in regulation to send the game to overtime.Freshman Emma Russell scored the game-winner, and the Orange players formed a celebratory dog pile in front of UNC’s cage.“That win really did prove to us who we are as a team and how successful we can be,” Millman said, reflecting on the game three weeks later. “I think that was a really big confidence booster.”If Syracuse’s triumph over UNC wasn’t enough to establish itself as a national contender, the shutout of No. 3 Princeton over the weekend confirmed it.“Ange has done an incredible job elevating Syracuse hockey to NCAA national prominence,” said longtime Maryland head coach Missy Meharg in a statement via Maryland Athletics. “I am not surprised how well they are doing.”For a team to win its first nine games and jump to the top of the national rankings, all the players have to work harmoniously.“I couldn’t pick out our best player on the team,” McInerney said. “We just work so well together.”Bradley credited her senior class as the catalysts of such healthy team chemistry.“The thing that a senior brings is more experience and more leadership,” she said. “That is a big factor with our team, that we have a very good group of seniors that help us in many ways on and off the field.”Syracuse has plenty of games to play before the NCAA tournament. But nothing is stopping the team from envisioning itself in the championship game in Norfolk, Va.“I know that my teammates and I are doing everything we can to make sure we win a national championship this year,” Holloway said. “I’m really excited for this team and what we’re going to do.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Press Trust Of India Track and field athletes led India’s gold rush on the third day of competitions in the 13th South Asian Games as the country added a whopping 29 medals to jump to the top of the medals tally here on Wednesday. India won 15 gold medals on Wednesday with athletics contributing five of them as the country’s medal tally stood at 32 gold, 26 silver and 13 bronze for a total of 71. Nepal close second with a haul of 29 gold, 15 silver and 25 bronze for a total of 69 medals. Athletics gave 10 medals (5 gold, 3 silver and 2 bronze) while six each from came from table tennis (3 gold and 3 silver)and taekwondo (3 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze), five from triathlon (2 gold, 2 silver and 1 bronze) and two — all gold — from kho kho. India completely dominated in athletics yet again to take the total medal count from the discipline to 20. On the first day of athletics competition on Tuesday, Indian athletes had won 10 medals (4 gold, 4 silver and 2 bronze). Archana Suseendran won her second gold of the Games by clinching the women’s 200m race in 23.67 seconds to add to her yellow metal in the 100m dash on Tuesday. Compatriot A Chandra Lekha was third with a time of 24.37 seconds. Suresh Kumar won the men’s 10,000m race with a time of 29 minutes 32 seconds before the duo of Lokesh Sathyanathan and Swamynathan produced an Indian 1-2 in men’s long jump by clearing impressive distances of 7.87m and 7.77m respectively.Another 1-2 result for the Indians came in the men’s discus throw through Kirpal Singh (57.88m) and Gagandeep Singh (53.57m). Navjeet Kaur Dhillon fetched India’s fifth gold of the day in women’s discus throw with a below-par 49.87m while Survi Biswas’ 47.47m effort was good enough to win a silver in a mediocre field. In women’s long jump, Sandra Babu won a bronze to add to India’s medal tally with an effort of 6.02m.READ | Sonia, Jyoti Enter Quarters Of Women’s National BoxingIn taekwondo also, India ruled the roost by clinching six medals, including three golds. Laitika Bhandari (under 53kg), Jarnel Singh (under 74kg) and Rudali Barua (over 73kg) won a gold each. Saurav and Gangjot clinched a silver medal each in the men’s under 63kg and women’s 62kg events respectively, while Chaitnya Inamdar bagged a bronze in the men’s over 86kg category. Indian paddlers bagged a gold and silver each in all the three events of men’s doubles, women’s doubles and mixed doubles.In an all Indian affair, Harmeet Desai and Anthony Amalraj defeated compatriots Sanil Shetty and Sudhanshu Grover 8-11 11-7 11-7 11-5 8-11 12-10 in the men’s doubles final to win the gold. In the women’s doubles final, Madhurika Patkar and Sreeja Akula beat Sutirtha Mukherjee and Ayhika Mukherjee 2-11 11-8 11-8 11-6 5-11 11-5 to clinch the top honours. Harmeet then combined with Sutirtha Mukherjee to down Amalraj and Ayhika 11-6 9-11 11-6 11-6 11-8 to win the gold in mixed doubles event.READ | India Bags Two Gold Medals In Kho Kho At 13th South Asian GamesThe kho kho event was no different as India swept both the gold medals on offer with the men’s and women’s teams claiming titles after defeating Bangladesh and Nepal respectively. India crushed the men’s team of Bangladesh with an innings and seven points win and a scoreline of 16-9. In the women’s final, captain Nasreen led from the front as she chased down five points while her teammate Kajal Bhor also made a vital contribution by claiming five more points.The Indian team wrapped up the match 17-5 to finish on top of the podium with a innings and 12 points win. Indian shuttlers also continued their dominating show with four individuals and as many doubles pairs cruising into the semifinals to assure themselves of medals. Top seed Siril Verma started the day on a winning note for India when he beat Pakistan’s Murad Ali 21-12 21-17 in a men’s singles quarterfinal match.READ | NRAI President Asks Amit Shah To Exclude Rifle Shooters From Arms Amendment BillIn the women’s singles, 16-year-old Gayathri Gopichand stunned second seed Mahoor Shahzad of Pakistan with a convincing 21-15 21-16 win. Joining Gayathri in the semifinals was top seed Ashmita Chaliha, who also thrashed Pakistani opponent, Palwasha Bashir 21-9 21-7. Aryaman Tandon was another Indian after Verma to reach the men’s singles semifinals after registering 21-17 21-17 win over Sri Lanka’s Ranthushka Karunathilake.The Indian women’s doubles pairings of Kuhoo Garg-Anoushka Parikh and Meghana Jakkampudi-S Nelakurthi also progressed to the semifinals after beating their Bangladeshi opponents. While, Garg and Parikh beat Bristi Khatun and Rehana Khatun 21-18 21-11, Jakkampudi and Nelakurthi notched up 21-14 21-11 victory over Shalpa Akter and Alina Sultana. In mixed doubles, top seeds Dhruv Kapila and Jakkampudi had to fight hard in the second set against Sri Lanka’s Ranthushka Karunathilake and Kavindi Sirimannage before clinching the match 21-14 26-24. 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Meanwhile Scotland fly-half Finn Russell and his international team-mate Allan Dell have been added to the Tour.Earlier, Welsh quartet Cory Hill, Tomas Francis, Gareth Davies and Kristian Dacey were called up.They’ll provide cover for the Test group – who are unlikely to feature much, if at all, in the remaining tour matches against club sides. Photo: © lionsrugby.com
Share Italian online gambling trade body LOGiCO has praised, Italy’s communications agency AGCOM for implementing a common sense approach in its judgement of betting sponsorship restrictions imposed by the Lega-5Star coalition government’s Dignity Decree.Last week AGCOM supported Serie A governance in its appeal to clarify betting sponsorship restrictions which were set to be implemented from 1 January 2019.In its review of commercial contracts, AGCOM judged that Lega-5Star’s directives on betting sponsorship had been incomplete for mandating deals secured as the coalition’s Decree was established.Italy’s communication agency has stated that contracts should be honoured for the remaining Italian 2018/19 football season.AGCOM’s decision will allow Serie A sides SS Lazio, Torino and Chievo to complete their respective shirt sponsorship deals with Marathonbet, SportPesa and Eurobet.Following a disruptive 2018 for all Italian online gambling stakeholders, adjusting to tougher operational and advertising conditions imposed by the coalition government, Moreno Marasco, Chairman of LOGiCO praised AGCOM’s judgement.“We expected AGCOM to eventually apply common sense over a flawed enforcement of a law issued only with a political consensus in mind, proving that there was little or no reasoning behind.” Marasco detailsAs in previous statements leading LOGiCO, Marasco details that the trade body will push for a much needed revamp of Italian advertising frameworks for gambling, fulfilling the social responsibility provisions demanded by wider stakeholders.“This is however only a first step: the whole industry shall consistently keep applying the basic self-discipline rules published on our website, in addition to IAP’s Code”.“Sensible and responsible advertising is still feasible, with confidence that the right of information of Concessionaires, representing the legal industry, shall prevail over a measure certainly aimed to curb gambling addiction, but which – as demonstrated by the research of the National Health Institute – develops predominantly on the only industry segment that does not advertise: machine gambling, by far the largest chunk of revenues of the whole gambling industry: approximately 50% Vs. online totalling 7% on all products”. Submit Share Di Maio’s man Giacomo Lasorella takes leadership of AGCOM August 17, 2020 StumbleUpon Related Articles CT Gaming bolsters Italian profile with The Betting Coach August 27, 2020 TVBET passes GLI test for five live games in Malta and Italy August 25, 2020
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich –With many jurisdictions seeing a spike in speeding motorists, Michigan State Police is participating in Operation Safe Driver week.This initiative is being sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance in partnership with government, industry and safety organizations.the MSP commercial vehicle enforcement division will be participating in increased traffic enforcement directed toward unsafe driving behaviors.MSP Lieutenant Steven Horwood said there have been significant changes in driving patterns resulting from COVID–19 restrictions.In a press release Horwood said the focus of this program is to move Michigan toward zero deaths.Operation Safe Driver week will begin this Sunday July 12, and run through July 18th.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious AG Nessel, Better Business Bureau warn of fake ‘face mask exempt’ cards Next Presque Isle lighthouses celebrate their anniversaries