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    Conor Dary
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    Meanwhile...

    Russian tennis player arrested at French Open in match-fixing probe

    Russian tennis player Yana Sizikova has been arrested at the French Open for questioning in a match-fixing investigation, casting a shadow over one of the sport’s top tournaments.

    An official at the French Tennis Federation confirmed the arrest by French police and said a police inquiry was under way. A player was arrested on Thursday night in connection with “acts likely to have been committed in September 2020”, the Paris prosecutor’s office told the Associated Press news agency. The allegations related to match-fixing, one person briefed on the matter told the Financial Times.

    Sizikova was released on Friday, her lawyer, Frederic Belot, told Reuters. Last September, French prosecutors opened an investigation into fraud in an “organised group” and “active and passive corruption” over alleged match-fixing in a women’s doubles match at the 2020 French Open. The investigation related to a match between Romanian pair Andreea Mitu and Patricia Maria Tig, and Sizikova and American Madison Brengle. The Romanians won the match before being knocked out in the third round.

    https://www.ft.com/content/8915d30f-...3-17d16331983d

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  • Trickstat
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    Originally posted by Conor Dary View Post

    It is huge in India and Pakistan...with a billion+ people and add in England, NZ and especially Australia.. so yeah after soccer cricket probably is...
    Yes it is clearly the number 1 sport in the 2nd most populous (and soon to be) most populous country on earth which helps.

    You can also add in South Africa, much of the Caribbean, Bangladesh and, increasingly, Afghanistan.

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
    I have to question the statement that cricket is the second most popular sport globally. Maybe second compared to each other sport!
    It is huge in India and Pakistan...with a billion+ people and add in England, NZ and especially Australia.. so yeah after soccer cricket probably is...

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  • Atticus
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    Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
    I have to question the statement that cricket is the second most popular sport globally. Maybe second compared to each other sport!
    Sadly, it's true.

    https://sportsshow.net/top-10-most-p...-in-the-world/

    T&F is 15th . . . behind Moto GP, but ahead of Badminton!

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  • Halfmiler2
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    I have to question the statement that cricket is the second most popular sport globally. Maybe second compared to each other sport!

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  • Conor Dary
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    Meanwhile....

    Dallas-Fort Worth Will Have the Country’s Second Major Cricket Stadium

    Professional cricket is coming to Dallas-Fort Worth. A combination of demographics and opportunity means that the region will be home to one of six franchises that will make up Major League Cricket. MLC received approval from the city of Grand Prairie to redevelop the former AirHogs minor league baseball stadium to become the second major cricket stadium in the country after Ft. Lauderdale.

    MLC will launch in 2022, and the redesigned complex will host games for the Dallas franchise and be the home of USA Cricket, the governing body of cricket in the United States. Cricket is the second most popular sport globally; USA Cricket says there are 200,000 regular players across the country, with more than 20 million fans and more than four million regular viewers.

    https://www.dmagazine.com/business-e...icket-stadium/

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  • TN1965
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    Brazil does not seem to be a particularly safe place (61 deaths / million in the last seven days). But it is not as bad as Argentina (82 / million). South America occupy seven of the ten worst countries right now.

    Copa America 2021: Brazil new hosts as tournament moved from Argentina, Colombia

    https://www.espn.com/soccer/copa-ame...entinacolombia

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  • tandfman
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    Racing at Santa Anita racetrack in California has resumed with live audience now ok.

    https://www.dailynews.com/2021/03/01...race-in-place/

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  • Conor Dary
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    I guess some NBA players are too big to suspend.

    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...event-nba-says
    If he is not vaccinated that is rather dumb....

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  • jazzcyclist
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    I guess some NBA players are too big to suspend.

    https://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/...event-nba-says

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  • jazzcyclist
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    Originally posted by scottmitchell74 View Post
    Jazzy - your inbox is full and unable to accept messages.
    Try now.

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  • Tuariki
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    Originally posted by TN1965 View Post
    Mexico Replaces Taiwan For Olympic Baseball Qualifier After Covid Surge | Barron's (barrons.com)

    Mexico's coronavirus situation is far worse than Taiwan's. It has recorded about 220,000 deaths and is still counting 2,000 new cases each day.

    In contrast Taiwan has had just 2,800 cases and 15 deaths.
    I guess Thomas Bach instructed the baseball people to transfer the qualifier to somewhere safer than Japan. Perhaps if the qualifiers are held in the middle of the Chihuahuan Desert that would be pretty safe.

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  • scottmitchell74
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    Originally posted by jazzcyclist View Post
    This weekend, LSU is going to 100% capacity at its stadiums and unrestricted tailgating on campus.

    https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_ro...aae54bf2f.html
    Jazzy - your inbox is full and unable to accept messages.

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  • TN1965
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    Mexico Replaces Taiwan For Olympic Baseball Qualifier After Covid Surge | Barron's (barrons.com)

    Mexico's coronavirus situation is far worse than Taiwan's. It has recorded about 220,000 deaths and is still counting 2,000 new cases each day.

    In contrast Taiwan has had just 2,800 cases and 15 deaths.

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  • Halfmiler2
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    They announced that adults will have to bring proof of vaccination to get into the vaccination sections. Kids will not.

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