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Gary Neville Sets Up WhatsApp Group With Rival Pundits To Battle Premier League Big Six
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Gary Neville Sets Up WhatsApp Group With Rival Pundits To Battle Premier League Big Six

Gary Neville has set up a WhatsApp group containing different pundits from rival broadcasters so they can unite against further attempts at a breakaway super league. The Avengers/Justice League can feel free to stand down, apparently Neville has formed his own super-group. The former Manchester United player has been one of the most outspoken critics of the owners of the Premier League's 'big six" and their ultimately failed attempt to form a European Super League. The Sky Sports pundit has brought together a group of likeminded broadcasters and, according to Mail Sport, it contains the likes of BT Sports' Rio Ferdinand, Gary Lineker and Steve McManaman. Jake Humphrey is also reportedly involved, as is Neville's Sky colleague Jamie Carragher. Let's assume Humphrey is the 'Hawk...
Premier League Proposes Changes to VAR Ahead of Next Season
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Premier League Proposes Changes to VAR Ahead of Next Season

The Premier League could stop drawing offside lines on-screen from next season, the UK Mirror reports. Sky and BT Sport have used the lines during live games, when VAR has been used to rule on marginal decisions, which has led to the phrase “armpit offsides”. Premier League bosses chose to show the lines being drawn by the VAR at Stockley Park, to offer clarity as to why goals were being ruled offside. A total of 34 goals were ruled out for offside by VAR last season and most times by the smallest of margins. And the long-winded process of the lines being drawn put off fans and pundits. Although the rest of Europe’s big leagues also use the lines, the leagues do not offer them to the broadcasters. The Premier League have not made a final decision on whether to ca...
40 people injured in explosion in Japan
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40 people injured in explosion in Japan

Police said one person had been left in a serious condition by the blast, which happened in Sapporo, the capital city of Japan’s northern main island Hokkaido. Explosion in Japan leaves more than 40 injured and others missing A number of people have also been reported as missing, while others have been rushed to a nearby hospital, BNO News said. It is not yet known what caused the explosion, which appeared to come from a restaurant in the area just before 8.30pm local time, on December 16. Images on social media initially showed flames rising from the area with debris scattered across the ground. Emergency services then arrived and firefighters could be seen tackling collapsed buildings. Police have now sealed off the area amid fears of another blast. Japanese br...
NBC Will Sanction Erring Sports Presenters, Zonal Director Says
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NBC Will Sanction Erring Sports Presenters, Zonal Director Says

Olajumoke Coker, a Zonal Director at National Broadcasting Commission (NBC), on Wednesday said the commission was ready to sanction sports presenters who violated its codes through unprofessional style of presentation. She disclosed this in Ibadan during a seminar organised by the Oyo State Chapter of the Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN). The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Coker presented at the seminar a paper titled “Hyping, Praise-singing, Sports Rights and Acquisition’’. She said the hyping of sport events, enthusiasts or sponsors was one big issue the commission had been dealing with. The NBC official adding that a lot of sports presenters, especially the Yoruba sports presenters, were guilty of it. “Hype is when a presenter promotes products or services o...

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