Serie A approves creation of TV rights media company

first_imgTopics : The allocation of TV rights for 2018-21 disappointed Serie A as there was little change in the final amount from the previous period at a time when the value of TV rights for other major European leagues soared. The 2018-21 rights were awarded before Cristiano Ronaldo arrived at Juventus in the summer of 2018.Italian media report the league has received two offers to join the new media company, with one group — backed by funds CVC, Advent and FSI — reportedly offering 1.5 billion euros for a 10 percent stake. The clubs will have to vote again before outside investors can be formally invited by the league, but the windfall would be significant for teams that have suffered financially during the coronavirus crisis.  Serie A clubs on Wednesday approved the creation of a media firm charged with handling the league’s TV rights, the first step towards a potential opening to private investment into the football league.The decision to create the new company was unanimously approved by the 20 sides currently in Italy’s top flight during an assembly held in Milan, with the main aim to increase revenues from TV rights.Currently Serie A generates 973 million euros (1.1 billion euros) each year from domestic broadcasters and 371 million euros from foreign broadcasters.last_img read more

Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour crown comes at start of Jeffrey Abbey’s stellar IMCA Stock Car season

first_imgMinnesotan Curt Lund won the next two events, also at 281. Abbey won the final two IMCA Sunoco Stock Car features, held at 281 Speedway on the same day due to inclement weather. Each checkered was worth $750 while the tour title that accompanied the sweep paid $5,000. “We did have an advantage over the guys from the Northern Region,” said Abbey. “These were tracks we race weekly or on a regular basis.” The Comanche, Texas, pilot had never won two features in the same division on the same day before. Starts 5             Wins 3          Additional Top Five’s 1 HIS CREW: Father Randy, brothers Westin and Dean, Justin McCullough, Eric Stuber and Dakota Holder. HIS SPONSORS: Abbey Racing of Comanche; Dustin Davidson Racing of West; Don Wile Racing of San Angelo; 121 Towing and Recovery of Salado; Star 1 Roofing and CRS Suspension, both of Midlothian; Muir­head Motorsports of Mabank; Dirt Defender of Waxahachie; Mark Herring Race Engines of Plainview; 517 Designs of Whitney; Black Flag Bodies of Elm Mott; Dynamic Drivelines of Des Moines, Iowa; and KS Engineer­ing of Albert Lea, Minn. Abbey would prove to be a regular visitor to victory lanes around the EQ Cylinder Heads Southern Region, winning 18 of 29 starts at seven different tracks this season.center_img Three-time winner Jeffrey Abbey was champion of the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars. (Photo by Stacy Kolar, Southern Sass Photography) Five of those victories came at Heart O’ Texas Speedway, four more at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. He’d won both Stock Car features at Abilene Speedway’s Ice Breaker, the second show doing double duty as opening night for the tour. COMANCHE, Texas – A first-time accomplishment in an already much accomplished dirt track career made Jeffrey Abbey champion of the Sniper Speed Lone Star Tour. “We didn’t plan to race a Stock Car so much this season,” he said. “It turned out to be a pretty good season.” “We’d watched the tour last year. We were looking for some races to go to in February and the tour seemed like a good way to start the year.”last_img read more

Darreus Rogers to enroll at USC for spring semester

first_imgIncoming freshman wide receiver Darreus Rogers will wait to enroll at USC until January, allowing him to greyshirt, ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Blair Angulo reported  Monday.Just days earlier, Rogers announced on his Twitter account that he had been cleared by the NCAA Eligibility Center to play for the Trojans.USC, however, has already accumulated its 75 scholarship limit under the current sanctions the NCAA has imposed, meaning the Trojans would have to get creative to fit Rogers on the team. The Trojans are deep at receiver currently, with junior Robert Woods and sophomore Marqise Lee leading the way, while freshman Nelson Algohor and junior De’Von Flournoy have also seen time in 2012.As Rogers missed all of fall camp and the first two games of the regular season, he was highly unlikely to participate in any game action for the 2012 season.But instead of redshirting, USC designated Rogers as a greyshirt, ensuring he doesn’t use another scholarship this semester.A greyshirt is used when a school has reached its maximum number of players allowed under scholarship, forcing them to delay the arrival of a player by a semester. By waiting to enroll until January 2013, Rogers will be able to eventually earn a scholarship and will keep his first year of eligibility intact.The 6-foot-2 Rogers was a four-star recruit from Carson Senior High School who finished his senior season with 1,251 yards and 10 touchdowns on 64 receptions.He earned several honors as a senior, being named a Super Prep All-American, Cal Hi All-State first team member and co-Player of the Year in the Marine League. As a junior he caught 45 passes for 1,347 yards and eight touchdowns and made the Cal Hi All-State underclassman team.The Trojans are set to bring in Rogers along with three verbal commits at wide receiver from the class of 2013 — Sebastian Larue, Eldridge Massington and Steven Mitchell. All three verbal commits are considered four-star players by Rivals.com.last_img read more