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Viddal Riley joins Sky Sports Boxing

Viddal Riley joins Sky Sports Boxing

Viddal Riley has joined Sky Sports Boxing as it launches an exciting new generation of boxing coverage on Saturday night.

The cruiserweight contender and hugely popular YouTuber will host all-access coverage on Sky Sports Boxing fight nights, starting with a behind-the-scenes watchalong for this weekend’s Chris Eubank Jr bill.

Follow Viddal Riley’s watchalong on Sky Sports Boxing YouTube and Sky Sports Boxing Facebook.

Sky Sports viewers will be taken backstage by Riley as he interacts with the fighters during an explosive evening of action as we build towards the return of Eubank Jr, live on Sky Sports.

Riley, who has over 1m subscribers on his YouTube channel, will bring fans even closer to some of the biggest names in British boxing, in his new role as a social media presenter.

Eubank Jr starts a new era of Sky Sports Boxing this weekend – and Viddal Riley will cover every angle on a behind-the-scenes watchalong.

“Boxer, YouTuber, whatever you want to call me, but make sure you tune in on Saturday night,” said Riley.

“I’m going to be live on the Sky Sports Boxing channels, doing the watchalong. Don’t miss it!”

Watch Chris Eubank Jr vs Anatoli Muratov on Saturday night, from 7.30pm on Sky Sports

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WATCH: Kate Middleton stuns as she joins Emma Raducanu for doubles ‘She’s good!’

WATCH: Kate Middleton stuns as she joins Emma Raducanu for doubles 'She's good!'

Kate Middleton stunned spectators as she took to the tennis court this morning alongside British starlet Emma Raducanu. The Duchess of Cambridge, who is a keen tennis fan, met with the 18-year-old US Open champion. Video footage online showed the pair playing tennis together, as they formed one team in a doubles match.

Valentine Low, a journalist at The Times, remarked that the Duchess is “properly good” at the sport. 

Rebecca English, the royal editor for the Daily Mail, agreed, responding: “And from the looks of this, I’d say she is!”

Observers remarked that the doubles match was “getting competitive” as Kate showed off her skills. 

The Duchess came dressed for the occasion in a navy tennis skirt and tracksuit top and also brought her racket along with her.

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The royal mother-of-three’s match took place at the National Tennis Centre in London, which is holding its homecoming event for its stars. 

Viewers on social media praised the doubles pairing.

Serena Sure tweeted: “Two very liked and inspiring British women and positive role models for women and girls. This is excellent!!!”

David Kavanagh tweeted: “Great to see. Two national treasures.”

The Queen also sent a personal message to the tennis star.

Her Majesty said: “I send my congratulations to you on your success in winning the United States Open Tennis Championships.

“It is a remarkable achievement at such a young age, and is testament to your hard work and dedication.

“I have no doubt your outstanding performance, and that of your opponent Leylah Fernandez, will inspire the next generation of tennis players.”

Kate and her husband Prince William have long been fans of Raducanu, as they tweeted about the young star before her first Grand Slam tournament Wimbledon.

In a tweet from July, the couple made their predictions of who would win Wimbledon and said: “Unbiased prediction to win it: @andy_murray and @EmmaRaducanu #Wimbledon.”

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LeBron James Joins Fortnite’s Icon Series

King James has arrived in Fortnite! Fresh off teaming up with the Tune Squad, the four-time NBA Champion and League MVP brings his legacy to Fortnite’s Icon Series.

LeBron in the Item Shop

Starting July 14, Xbox players can grab the LeBron James Outfit, which blends the best of LeBron’s on-court and pre-game persona. It includes the LeBron James Outfit and the King’s Back Bling. Sunglasses optional!

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LeBron James Outfit also includes the King’s Bling Back Bling.

Elevate your look with additional Items available in the King James Gear Bundle. It features:

  • The Lion Pickaxe
  • Wingspan Glider
  • Quiet the competition with LeBron’s emphatic on-the-court celebration, The Silencer.
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Items available in the King James Gear Bundle.

For LeBron’s Outfit, Back Bling, Pickaxe, and Glider, add an extra layer of customization using a progressive edit slider. The slider allows you to add more than 20 gold variations to your look.

Tune Squad and Taco Tuesday

Available separately, players can suit up as Tune Squad LeBron before the premiere of his all-new live action/animated movie, “Space Jam: A New Legacy.”

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Welcome to the Jam!

Wanna take a guac on LeBron’s wild side? Celebrating his love of tacos, the Tune Squad LeBron Outfit also includes the LeBron’s Taco Tuesday style variant and Pack Supreme Back Bling.

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LeBron’s Taco Tuesday Outfit rocks the Taco Tuesday Nike LeBron 19.

Look for all of LeBron’s Items in the shop starting Wednesday, July 14 at 8 p.m. ET.


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Norway joins anti-jihadist taskforce in Mali

Norway joins anti-jihadist taskforce in Mali

Oslo will contribute soldiers to the Takuba taskforce in Mali, a special European unit designed to help the country’s army battle jihadists, the Norwegian government has announced.

“Norway will for the first time provide soldiers to Takuba in Mali,” the defence ministry said in a statement late Tuesday.

“In the following months, a small number of soldiers will be sent as part of the Swedish detachment.”

A member of NATO but not the EU, Norway will become the ninth country to take part in Takuba, an operation that aims to play a central role in the fight against jihadists in the Sahel region after the French military scales down its presence.

France, Belgium, Estonia, Italy, the Netherlands, the Czech Republic, Portugal and Sweden have all provided soldiers to the taskforce. Denmark has pledged to do so in 2022.

Military forces have for nearly a decade been battling jihadist insurgents in the Sahel, an arid and volatile region that stretches across Africa under the Sahara desert and spans half a dozen countries.

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This post originally posted here Norway Government & Politics News

Missouri joins states supporting South Carolina in abortion lawsuit

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British No 1 Dan Evans joins Tokyo Olympics exodus after testing positive for coronavirus

British No 1 Dan Evans joins Tokyo Olympics exodus after testing positive for coronavirus

Dan Evans has become the latest high-profile player to pull out of the Tokyo Olympics. The British number one has joined Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Johanna Konta in withdrawing from the Games after testing positive for coronavirus.

Evans was due to compete alongside Andy Murray in the men’s singles in Japan but revealed on Wednesday evening that he will not be travelling to the event.

The 31-year-old reached the third round at Wimbledon before suffering a four-set defeat against the unseeded American Sebastian Korda.

Federer pulled out of the Olympics due to a knee injury picked up at Wimbledon, while Konta missed the Grand Slam due to self-isolation and later confirmed she had tested positive for coronavirus.

Evans’ withdrawal leaves the Team GB contingent very thin on the ground, with Murray, Heather Watspn and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Neal Skupski now the only confirmed British players at the Olympics.

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The Olympics have been rocked by high-profile withdrawals over the past few weeks.

As well as 20-time Grand Slam duo Nadal and Federer, Nick Kyrgios, Dominic Thiem, Denis Shapovalov and Stan Wawrinka are also not competing in Tokyo.

Murray will defend the title he won at Rio 2016, but women’s champion Monica Puig is one of many absentees.

The Olympics run from Friday, 23 July to Sunday, 8 August, with 339 events in 33 sports set to take place.

The tennis event runs from Saturday, 24 July to Sunday, 1 August on the hard courts at Ariake Tennis Park.

The Games will take place in empty stadiums, with coronavirus restrictions heightened and Tokyo in a state of emergency following a spike of infections.

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Gov. Wolf Joins PSU Athletes and Lawmakers to Celebrate NIL Legislation

Governor Tom Wolf today joined Penn State University (PSU) athletes, university leadership and lawmakers at Beaver Stadium to celebrate the passing of Act 26 of 2021 allowing Pennsylvania collegiate athletes to profit from their name, image, and likeness (NIL).

The governor was joined by student athletes including speakers Anna Camden and Jahan Dotson, President Eric Barron, Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour, Senator Jake Corman, and Representative Ed Gainey.

“Pennsylvania is home to many outstanding student athletes who devote countless hours of their time, effort, and passion to achievement both in the classroom and on the field,” said. Gov. Wolf. “This new chapter for athletes across Pennsylvania will allow collegiate athletes to finally earn compensation for endorsements without sacrifice to the sport they have dedicated much of their lives to play.”

Act 26 of 2021 amends the Public School Code to allow athletes at Pennsylvania colleges to earn money from endorsements, such as sponsorships and appearances, and still be allowed to compete. Act 26 does not allow student athletes to receive payment for playing a sport or athletic achievement; rather, Pennsylvania’s new law provides student athletes with an opportunity to benefit financially from their NIL.

“At Penn State, our 800+ varsity student athletes have raised the bar for dedication, work ethic and pursuit of excellence,” said Pres. Barron. “They pursue challenging academic programs and spend rigorous and exhausting hours practicing. They compete at the highest levels, and contribute to campus life in countless ways. Our student athletes are an impressive group, and it’s our responsibility to do everything possible to ensure their success beyond college.

“Name, Image and Likeness rights is an important step in realizing that goal. And we appreciate that Pennsylvania has enacted a bill that gives student athletes the ability to earn compensation based on their NIL.”

“We’re excited for our student-athletes and this opportunity made possible by the Pennsylvania NIL law,” Vice Pres. Barbour said. “Our students now have an opportunity to capitalize on their name, image and likeness, and engage in entrepreneurial activity and exploration, which will serve them well from a skill building and experience perspective, as well as the opportunity to be compensated. This is the right step in allowing student-athletes the same opportunities that all students on campuses have always enjoyed.  We are appreciative of the Governor and Legislature’s leadership and support.”

“This step toward fairness for athletes aligns with changes taking place in other states and at the national level within the NCAA,” said. Gov. Wolf. “It will also help to ensure that Pennsylvania colleges and universities remain competitive to future athletic prospects. This is an exciting moment for athletes and colleges in Pennsylvania, and I am proud to sign the law allowing for these opportunities.”

Gov. Wolf Joins PSU Athletes and Lawmakers to Celebrate NIL Legislation

South Dakota joins coalition of states in lawsuit against Google

South Dakota joins coalition of states in lawsuit against GooglePIERRE, S.D. — South Dakota has joined a number of states in an antitrust lawsuit against Google for illegal, anti-competitive, and unfair business practices.

Co-led by Attorneys General in Utah, New York, Tennessee, and North Carolina, Utah v. Google focuses on exclusionary conduct that results in consumers paying up to 30% more for in-app purchases on apps in the Google Play Store.

It also alleges that Google didn’t keep its promise of remaining an “open source” platform – something it used to entice device manufacturers and service providers – and used contractual restraints to discourage and restrict competition.

“Most consumers have no idea that for years Google has imposed unnecessary fees far beyond the market rates for in-app transactions, unlawfully inflating costs for many services, upgrades and other purchases made through apps downloaded on the Google Play Store,” said Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes. “As a result, a typical American consumer may have paid hundreds if not thousands of dollars more than needed over many years.”

The effort is led by Utah Attorney General Sean D. Reyes, New York Attorney General Letitia James, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein and Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery III. The other states joining the lawsuit include Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia.

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