F1 sprint race row: FIA accused of ‘greed’ amid delay in decision to increase number of sprints to six in 2023 season

The teams have unanimously backed a proposal from commercial rights holder F1 to double the number of sprint races to six next year but the FIA said in a statement it was “still evaluating” the proposal, with sources accusing the governing body of ‘greed’

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Craig Slater gives an update on the proposed plans to double the number of sprint races in Formula One from 2023. The FIA has said that it can not approve the increase at this point in time

Craig Slater gives an update on the proposed plans to double the number of sprint races in Formula One from 2023. The FIA has said that it can not approve the increase at this point in time

The FIA’s delay in approving plans to double the number of sprint races in F1 from 2023 has created a major split at the top of the sport, with the governing body being accused of ‘greed’.

There are currently three sprints on the calendar for 2022, the first of which came at last weekend’s Emilia Romagna Grand Prix at Imola where reigning world champion Max Verstappen claimed victory.

The teams have unanimously backed a proposal from commercial rights holder F1 to hold six sprints next year but, after a Formula One Commission meeting on Tuesday, the FIA said in a statement that it was “still evaluating the impact of the proposal on its trackside operations and personnel”.

Max Verstappen celebrates winning the first spring race of the 2022 season at Imola

Max Verstappen celebrates winning the first spring race of the 2022 season at Imola

Sources have told Sky Sports’ Craig Slater that “unjustifiable financial requests” are behind the FIA’s decision to block the vote.

“The word ‘greed’ was actually used to me,” Slater told Sky Sports News. “And a couple

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FaZe continue championship run by winning ESL Pro League Season 15 over ENCE

Soon after a organization displaying during the ESL Pro League Period 15 remaining, FaZe Clan have extended their trophy streak by beating ENCE with a 3-1 rating these days.

This is the 2nd significant CS:GO tournament in a row in which FaZe triumphs. A minor about a month in the past, the global squad claimed their very first trophy this yr by winning IEM Katowice 2022. And when this time they faced a team that could be identified as a dim horse of the event, ENCE still displayed an admirable general performance and created FaZe sweat.

The series started with a stunning map, Vertigo. It was remaining open just after the banning section by FaZe, who have not played at all for the duration of the preceding three months, in accordance to HLTV. This didn’t prevent them, on the other hand, from convincingly using the direct in the sequence with a 16-11 rating, which was mostly many thanks to cohesive gameplay. Although it’s well worth pointing to rain, who stood out between his teammates with a 27/17 K/D ratio, the greatest on the server on map one.

ENCE matched FaZe’s aggression and furnished admirers with an extraordinary displaying on the second map, Overpass, which was picked by karrigan’s adult men. Immediately after a comfortable counter-terrorist aspect, FaZe caught up and led to the only extra time in the sequence. There, ENCE’s hades, who won various clutches on Overpass, did so again, which assisted his group even up the rating in the series with a 19-17 victory.

Even now, working experience and the skill to participate in under stress have been pivotal for FaZe later on. On Mirage, the series’ 3rd map, hades and his teammates finished the 1st 50 % with a easy 7-8 final result on the terrorist facet.

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MLB lockout: Five takeaways as Rob Manfred cancels regular season games after owners, MLBPA fail to reach deal

After an extension of Monday’s informal deadline, Major League Baseball and the MLB Players Association were unable to strike a new collective bargaining agreement that would end the owner-imposed lockout on Tuesday. MLB, which set a 5 p.m. ET deadline for a deal, made what it called its “best and final offer” Tuesday afternoon, which was unanimously rejected by the union. Soon thereafter, commissioner Rob Manfred announced in a press conference that regular season games will be canceled. 

“I had hoped against hope I wouldn’t have to have this press conference where I am going to cancel some regular season games,” Manfred said. “We worked hard to avoid an outcome that’s bad for our fans, bad for our players, and bad for our clubs. Our failure to reach an agreement was not due to a lack of effort by either party.”  

Manfred added the first two series of the 2022 season will not be played as scheduled. Opening Day was originally scheduled for Thursday, March 31, and has been pushed back at least one week. Manfred laughed and joked his way through part of Tuesday’s press conference and it was not lost on the players.

“Today is a sad day. We came to Florida to navigate and negotiate for a fair collective bargaining agreement. Despite meeting daily, there is still significant work to be done,” MLBPA executive Tony Clark said Tuesday. “The reason we are not playing is simple: a lockout is the ultimate economic weapon. In a $10 billion dollar industry, the owners have decided to use this weapon against the greatest asset they have: the players.”

The MLBPA issued the following statement Tuesday evening:

Rob Manfred and MLB’s owners have cancelled the start of the season. Players and fans around the world who love baseball are disgusted, but

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Recruiting roundup: Harris continues strong season | Sports

News-Gazette contributor Gavin Good checks in on how the Illini’s current signees and targets are faring on the court this winter:

Class of 2022

Signees

➜ SENCIRE HARRIS, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard from St. Vincent-St. Mary (Ohio), and the Fighting Irish (4-2) had to cancel its game against Lima on Dec. 19 and rescheduled the conference-opener against Cleveland St. Ignatius due to COVID-19. Harris resumed competition in style on Dec. 28, dropping 30 points in a 72-56 win at Richmond Heights. On Sunday night, the Fighting Irish dealt Lincoln (Ohio) its first loss of the season with a 70-69 victory. Harris helped lead a second-half comeback, nailing a pull-up three-pointer and tying the game with a steal and a traditional three-point play. The Fighting Irish are scheduled to host South Oak Cliff (Texas) at 6 p.m. on Saturday.

➜ JAYDEN EPPS, a 6-foot-2 combo guard from Combine Academy (N.C.), and the Goats (11-3) opened up the John Wall Holiday Tournament on Dec. 28 with a 69-56 victory over Virginia Episcopal as Epps scored 14 points and tallied five rebounds and two assists. Combine Academy dropped its opener at the Hoop Cities Invitational in Winston-Salem, N.C., 83-79 to Word of God Christian Academy (N.C.) last Friday, but Epps scored 12 points and had five rebounds and three assists in a 74-59 win over Virginia Academy this past Saturday. The Goats are scheduled to play Woodson (Va.) on Thursday night.

➜ TY RODGERS, a 6-foot-7 small forward from Thornton, and the Wildcats (7-4) knocked off Chicago Vocational 70-61 on Dec. 27 in the opening round of the Big Dipper Tournament. Rodgers scored 13 points to go along with nine rebounds and eight assists in the victory. The Wildcats earned a 69-57 win over Thornton Fractional South on Dec. 28 in the Big

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Golf gift guide, holiday season 2021: Gear, clubs and data-driven technology dominates this winter

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time for the golfer in your life to start stocking up for 2022. Golf has been thriving over the past few years, especially as an outdoor activity, and we’ve put together a great collection of gear, accessories and products that should be a delight to anyone obsessed with the game.

Not all of these are necessarily specific to playing a round of golf, but all of them are built by companies who care about the game and want to make it more fun to play. Let’s take a look at Part 1 of our golf holiday gift guide!

Mizzen+Main Leeward Dress Shirt ($125): Phil Mickelson was right, the shirts are good. While this is not a golf-exclusive product, it’s still an amazing fit and has become probably my favorite dress shirt I own. Could not recommend more highly.


Mizzen+Main

Rapsodo Mobile Launch Monitor ($399): This is a tremendous alternative to the wildly-priced launch monitors pros use that none of the rest of us can afford. It takes your iOS device and measures things like distance, club speed, ball speed and launch angle. All with a tiny, mobile, easy-to-use device. The Rapsodo mobile launch monitor is $100 off on Amazon, the Rapsodo website and at retailers for the remainder of December.


Rapsodo

Lululemon Down Fr It All Hoodie ($195): Lulu has recently made a bigger push into the golf world, and I’m glad for that. A lot of my friends wear their gear to play — especially some of the joggers and polos — and this jacket fits into that category as well. Roomy enough to swing a club but warm and snug enough to keep you comfortable throughout an entire round. I haven’t found much from Lululemon

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This 25-Minute Bodyweight Workout Routine for the Holiday Season

We all endured a wild 2021, and you might have managed to make muscle gains along the way, too. Through another year of ups and downs, you still managed to make your health and fitness a priority—and even if you didn’t, it’s never too late to start.

Whether you’re looking to maintain those gains through the ultra-busy holiday season or start a brand new healthy habit, you’ll be able to get the most out of a little time with these two circuits. The first pushes your legs to learn key movement patterns; the second builds the upper-body strength you need.

Do them three times a week to be primed for 2022 and beyond.

Directions: You’ll do 2 circuits in this workout. Do 5 rounds of the first circuit, resting 60 seconds between each round. Rest 2 minutes, then do 5 rounds of the second circuit, again resting 60 seconds between each round.

Warmup

Inchworm to Scorpion

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Start standing. Place your hands on the floor in front of you. Keeping your core tight, walk them forward until you’re in pushup position. (This will stretch your hamstrings.) Lower into a pushup and glue your chest to the floor. Lift your left leg and touch your foot on your right side, stretching your hips. Repeat with your right leg. Push up, then walk back to standing, warming up your abs. That’s 1 rep; do 5.

Circuit 1

1. Air Squat

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Start standing, feet shoulder-width apart, abs and glutes tight, hands held in front of you. Push your butt back and bend at the knees, lowering into a squat. Lower until your thighs are just below parallel to the floor. Stand, squeezing your glutes. That’s 1 rep; do reps for 30 seconds.

2. Good Morning

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Start

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