Barcelona, Real Madrid present alternative to CVC deal to La Liga, offer rejected by the league

According to Spanish publication Cinco Dias, Barcelona, Real Madrid and Athletic Club have submitted a fresh offer to La Liga clubs as an alternative to the league’s proposed partnership with CVC.

Real Madrid and Barcelona were staunch protesters against the CVC deal that came to light in the summer, which would have seen an investment of €2 billion into the league, with 10% of those funds filtering down to the clubs for the next fifty years.

Now, the two La Liga behemoths, along with Athletic Bilbao have devised a similar plan of investment with an alternative partner, that would be for half the duration of the proposed CVC agreement, i.e., 25 years.

Under the advisement of Key Capital Partners, who are close advisors of Real Madrid president Florentino Perez, they are already working on financial institutions like Bank of America, JP Morgan, HSBC, BNP Paribas and others to support the … Read the rest

Friesacher pilots RB8 along Jeddah Waterfront in Saudi Arabia

Patrick Friesacher gave F1 fans a glimpse of what they can expect at this weekend’s Saudi Arabian Grand Prix when he powered the title-winning RB8 car along the Jeddah Waterfront in front of thousands of onlookers for Red Bull Racing’s latest Showrun. Here is all you need to know:

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The 2021 FIA Formula One World Championship is going down to the wire in both the driver and constructor races with Red Bull Racing Honda in the mix for both trophies against Mercedes with two races left.

Championship leader Max Verstappen and Mexican teammate Sergio Pérez will duel it out under the lights with the Mercedes pair at the brand-new Jeddah Corniche Circuit on Sunday for the inaugural race.

Ahead of that on November 12, Saudi speed and motorsports enthusiasts got the chance to experience a taste of the electrifying energy and atmosphere … Read the rest

GMS Racing acquires majority interest, charters from Richard Petty Motorsports

GMS Racing has yet to even run a NASCAR Cup Series race, yet the team has already made massive waves in the industry. On Wednesday, Richard Petty Motorsports announced they have sold their two charters to GMS owner Maury Gallagher Jr., who also gains a majority stake in RPM.

“Richard Petty Motorsports has agreed to sell a majority interest to Maury Gallagher, owner of GMS Racing,” read a joint statement from the two parties. “Two charters are included in the agreement and will be operated during the 2022 NASCAR Cup Series season. This is a special moment for both organisations, as the Next Gen car allows a new chapter to be written.”

Before anyone hits the panic button regarding the fate of the Petty name in NASCAR, Adam Stern of the Sports Business Journal reported that Gallagher purchased the stake from RPM co-owner Medallion Financial Corp. Medallion, which is … Read the rest

Demon Gaze Extra Western Release for PS4 & Nintendo Switch Delayed by a Month

Today Clouded Leopard Entertainment announced that the North American and European release of Kadokawa Games’ JRPG Demon Gaze Extra has been delayed.

The game was supposed to launch on December 9, 2021, and will now come on January 6, 2022, for both PS4 and Nintendo Switch.

It will include  Japanese and English voiceovers, while subtitles will be in English, Traditional Chinese, and Korean.

Demon Gaze Extra is an enhanced port of the original game developed by dungeon-crawling JRPG masters at Experience Inc. It launched in 2013 for PS Vita placing the player in the role Oz, a young man with a Magic Eye that lets him control demons.

It’s also the sequel of Students of the Round, which was released in 2010 for PSP, Xbox One, and PC.

Here’s a detailed description of the enhancements:

“While the original DEMON GAZE had its fans, some players may have been discouraged by

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(Video) “Catch him if you can” – Peter Drury’s commentary of Mo Salah’s goal after he outpaced Seamus Coleman and Lucas Digne

Mo Salah was on his usual impervious form against Everton and Peter Drury’s commentary of his second goal was perfect.

Our Egyptian King latched onto a Seamus Coleman mistake on the halfway line and used his pace to get away from the nearest defenders.

Leaving the Irishman and teammate Lucas Digne in his wake, the 29-year-old squeezed the ball past Jordan Pickford to send the away end into delirium.

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The third was quickly followed by the fourth as Diogo Jota finished the night’s goals and Jurgen Klopp’s men embarrassed the Toffees.

It was our No.11’s second goal that was met with the brilliant line of “Catch him if you can!“, which illustrates the confidence everyone has in him finishing every big chance.

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No ‘new manager bounce’ at Newcastle could spell trouble for Eddie Howe

When Eddie Howe took the job at Newcastle United, he would surely have known the size of the task that awaited him. 

The North East giants have been dormant ever since the Kevin Keegan era, but with the financial backing of the new owners, there’s every reason to believe that the Magpies could become a real force in the Premier League again.

The immediate issue for the club of course is the fact that, with 14 games gone of the season, Newcastle have yet to win a game.

In fact, there’s been no ‘new manager bounce’ to speak of since Howe was appointed.

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Bizarrely enough, even with such a poor start, the Magpies are only three wins from 11th place in the table, and six points from safety.

Eddie Howe

That isn’t an insurmountable task if the team can just start picking up the victories they … Read the rest

Dembélé rejects Barça’s first contract offer, still wants to stay

Barcelona’s efforts to extend Ousmane Dembele’s contract have proven futile thus far. The 24-year-old has just seven months left on his current deal with the Catalan giants and will be free to negotiate a pre-contract agreement with clubs from abroad starting January 1.

Barca have been trying to tie him down to a new deal for months now, but are yet to make any serious headway. Helena Condis of COPE is reporting that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner, who arrived at Camp Nou over four years ago, has already rejected the club’s first offer of a new deal.

However, the update from the journalist does offer some hope for the Catalan giants, as it states that Dembele remains keen on continuing at the club. It is claimed that he is happy with the appointment of Xavi Hernandez as the new manager and is hoping to stay put at Camp … Read the rest

Kingspan and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team sign a partnership agreement

Kingspan, the global leader in advanced insulation and building envelope solutions, to chair a new Sustainability Working Group for the team. Ambitious carbon reduction objectives shared by Kingspan and Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team. High performance, sustainability, teamwork and innovation are key themes of the new partnership. Kingspan logo to make debut on team cars during Saudi Arabia Grand Prix as Lewis Hamilton battles it out for the Drivers’ championship and Mercedes-AMG Petronas eyes Constructors’ prize.

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The Mercedes-AMG Petronas Formula One Team is proud to announce high-performance insulation and building envelope solutions group Kingspan has joined the team in a global sustainability partnership. Breaking new ground for Formula One, Kingspan will chair a Sustainability Working Group for the team. The working group’s remit will be to draw together expertise from diverse fields to contribute to the team’s objective of pioneering new approaches and … Read the rest

SST set for ninth dance at Long Beach in 2022

Since 2013, the Stadium Super Trucks have torn up the streets of Long Beach, California in support of the NTT IndyCar SeriesAcura Grand Prix of Long Beach. Things will not be any different in 2022 when ticket sales began Monday for the 8–10 April weekend. Included in the announcement was confirmation that SST will be among a number of undercard classes including IMSA, the Super Drift Challenge, and Porsche Carrera Cup North America.

“We are delighted to return to our traditional April race dates in 2022,” Grand Prix Association of Long Beach CEO Jim Michaelian stated. “Two months ago, our 2021 event went off very successfully after being delayed due to the pandemic. Now, we get to bring the excitement and family fun back to the streets of Long Beach in the spring. It’s going to be a weekend full of activity for the entire family.”

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Here’s How You Can Manage Server Congestion Issues for FFXIV: Endwalker’s Launch

With just about a week to go before the launch of the new Endwalker expansion for Final Fantasy XIV, Square Enix has released a new post detailing some of the server issues players will likely encounter when the expansion is released. It’s not uncommon for MMORPGs to experience high login queues and congestion, and with all the exciting new content coming in Endwalker, players will need to get ready for that as well.

First off, Square Enix advises players to have their characters created and ready to go before launch, as you won’t be able to create new characters in congested worlds. This shouldn’t be an issue for longtime fans and veterans, but new players should be … Read the rest