E-sports: Singapore to host US$300,000 M2 World Championship in January, Sport News & Top Stories

SINGAPORE – The world’s top Mobile Legends: Bang Bang (MLBB) players will set foot in Singapore from Jan 18-24, with the Republic set to host the MLBB M2 World Championship behind closed doors.

Teams will compete for a prize purse of US$300,000 (S$402,210) at the Shangri-La Hotel with the necessary Covid-19 measures in place.

The M2 World Championship is co-organised by Mobile Legends game developer Moonton and the Singapore’s Cybersports and Online Gaming Association (Scoga) with the support of the Singapore Tourism Board (STB).

Mobile Legends is a mobile multi-player online battle arena game in which two opposing teams battle to destroy the enemy’s base while defending their own base and the teams vie for control of a path, which connects the bases.

When asked about the Covid-19 protocols, Moonton said it has “worked together with various industry experts to put up an operational plan that adheres to the safe

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Major College Football Teams Should Leave NCAA, Says Knight Commission

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Andrew Cohen

The Knight Commission issued a report on Thursday recommending that all Football Bowl Subdivision teams should split from the NCAA and form their own governing body. NCAA president Mark Emmert met Thursday with the Knight Commission to discuss the recommendation. 

The Knight Commission is a panel comprised of university presidents, former athletic directors, and other leaders in sport dedicated to pursuing reform in college athletics. The group’s proposal would see all sports except FBS football continue to operate under the NCAA while FBS programs form a separate entity called the National College Football Association.

The NCAA currently provides all regulatory services to college football but does not benefit from the sport’s biggest money maker, the College Football Playoff, which generated $460 million in 2019 and is independently owned by the 10 FBS conferences. The

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After 66-year run, Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show canceled due to pandemic

INDIANAPOLIS — The nation’s largest consumer sports exhibit, the Indianapolis Boat, Sport & Travel Show, has been canceled for 2021 due to health concerns and venue capacity restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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The cancellation is the first time since the 1950s that the city has not hosted the show — which fills buildings at the Indiana State Fairgrounds with boats, RVs, campers, watercraft and fishing equipment.

“This is the first time in our 66-year history that we’ve ever postponed a show, and it’s a major disappointment to our entire organization,” said Kevin Renfro, with Anderson, Ind.-based Renfro Productions, Inc., which produces and manages the show, in a statement. “But the good news is that we expect to be back bigger and better than ever in 2022.”

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Bose ‘Sport Open Earbuds’ with ear hooks appear at FCC

It looks like Bose is planning another set of true wireless earbuds to join its QuietComfort and Sport Earbuds. Today, filings for the “Sport Open Earbuds” have appeared at the Federal Communications Commission — with plenty of photos of the unannounced product contained within.



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The design makes clear that Bose is going for a fitness-first set of earbuds here, with a completely open, plastic exterior that seems to just rest against your ear. It’s held in place by an ear hook, and there’s a button visible at the bottom of each earbud. A charger for the Sport Open Earbuds is also seen in the filing. The product name is confirmed several times in the documentation and is visible on the labels.



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The Verge has reached out to Bose for more details on the Sport Open Earbuds. The Sport Earbuds released earlier this year cost

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In drop-the-mic performance, Chargers’ Joey Bosa a good sport

The three-minute video was approaching 10,000 views on Twitter when the NFL announced Thursday that Joey Bosa had been nominated for its highest award for sportsmanship.

In the video, Bosa is shown destroying various Buffalo Bills during his three-sack, nine-tackle performance from Sunday.

The soundtrack includes football pads relentlessly crashing together, a parade of grown-man grunts and Bosa repeatedly punctuating plays with language that rightly can be described as powder blue.

“It’s a little shocking I think,” Bosa joked of his Art Rooney Award nomination, “after that miked up.”

According to the league’s news release, the award is given to “recognize players who exemplify outstanding sportsmanship on the field.”

The star defensive end was miked up by the Chargers’ social media team on the same day he had his most productive NFL game. The fact Bosa also provided such colorful commentary was a bonus.

He finished with six tackles for

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Lebron James, Dustin Johnson and Katie Taylor among World Sport Star BBC SPOTY nominees

Basketball superstar Lebron James and golf’s Masters champion Dustin Johnson are among six nominees for the World Sports Star prize at the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year awards.

The US pair are joined by Irish boxing world champion Katie Taylor, pole vault world record holder Armand Duplantis, France and Lyon captain Wendie Renard and the recently retired UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov.

James led the LA Lakers to a poignant NBA Championship win following the death of franchise legend Kobe Bryant at the start of the year, and in doing so became the first man to be named NBA Finals MVP with three different teams.

Johnson won his first green jacket at Augusta National last month, breaking the record for the lowest ever score at the Masters in the process, while Taylor twice defended her four lightweight world titles to extend her unbeaten professional record to 17-0.

Duplantis broke the

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Sports Personality of the Year: Voting to open for BBC World Sport Star 2020 award

World Sport Star contenders

Voting is set to open for the BBC’s World Sport Star of the Year 2020 award at 07:00 GMT on Friday.

Voting will stay open until Tuesday, 15 December at 12:00 GMT and the awards will be presented at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year show live on BBC One on Sunday, 20 December.

Further details for this year’s Sports Personality show are available here.

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Armand Duplantis, 21, athletics

The Swedish pole vaulter scaled new heights in 2020 – breaking the world record twice in a week in February. The second of those saw the athlete, nicknamed Mondo, vault 6.18m at the Indoor Grand Prix in Glasgow. In September, he set the highest outdoor mark of 6.15m at the Diamond League meeting in Rome.

LeBron James, 35, basketball

Named the most valuable player in the NBA Finals as the American star inspired his Los Angeles Lakers side to victory over

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Bitmoji to Sport Looks From Levi’s Following Partnership With Snap

Snapchatters’ Bitmoji can now sport classic looks from Levi’s following a partnership between Snap Inc. and the apparel brand that kicked off Thursday.

Bitmoji can be dressed up in 12 curated outfits from Levi’s, or they can customize their looks from products including the 501 Original Fit Jeans, trucker jackets and Western shirts, all available in multiple washes.

All of the available styles are shoppable from Levi.com.

The Bitmoji will bring the Levi’s looks to destinations on and off Snapchat, including Bitmoji Stories, chat, games, lenses and Snap Map.

Snap recently entered into similar arrangements with Ralph Lauren and Nike’s Jordan Brand.

To access the Levi’s styles from the Snapchat application, users can tap on the top-left corner of their profile, tap “Change Outfit” under Bitmoji and open the Avatar Designer. They will be taken to the Bitmoji Fashion wardrobe, where the branded Levi’s styles will be accessible, and they

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UK Sport failed to act on Shane Sutton ‘corruption’ allegations, emails suggest

UK Sport failed to investigate detailed claims from a British Cycling whistleblower who also alleged that “Shane Sutton is corrupt”, leaked emails to the Guardian suggest.

The anonymous email, which was titled “Confidential British Cycling Whistle Blower”, also contained several other claims about Sutton’s behaviour, nepotism and misappropriation of resources.

It was sent in February 2016 when Sutton ran British Cycling’s world‑class programme. Instead of looking into the allegations, UK Sport told the whistleblower to direct them to British Cycling.

The Guardian has also seen an email from UK Sport’s legal adviser to a member of its governance team and the performance adviser responsible for British Cycling, which recommended the whistleblower be given a “standard response” back.

“Hi guys, if Shane Sutton is still employed by British Cycling can you liaise with the sport on this one,” read the email. “I’ll send the UKS standard response – ie ‘queries like

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What it meant to supporters and how sport felt different on historic day

My real worry is getting back. The trains aren’t running as late as they usually do. If I do catch the trains it’ll be midnight before I’m at home. If I don’t I’ll be sitting in Waterloo Station all night. I really hope it doesn’t come to that.

“It is,” said clerk of the course Simon Sherwood surveying the novelty of actual spectators in the Edwardian grandstands of his Shropshire track for the first time this season, “not a panacea but it does bring a bit of atmosphere back to the racecourse.”

‘You can’t beat the atmosphere of being there’

By Marcus Armytage at Ludlow racecourse

Even on a big day for the racecourse, Ludlow’s rural crowd is unlikely to ever be served a noise abatement notice and there was no discernible difference in the decibel level during races than there was in between them but gone was the soulless,

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