Tokyo tour – Katsushika Wed, 28 Sep 2022 01:10:46 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Tokyo tour – Katsushika 32 32 Michael Hooper back in Wallabies training ahead of Northern tour Tue, 27 Sep 2022 17:43:00 +0000

Captain Michael Hooper is set to return to training with his Wallabies teammates next week ahead of a potential return to Australia’s five-Test tour of Europe in October and November.

The 121 Test breakaway missed the Rugby Championship after dropping out of the Wallabies squad to face Argentina in Mendoza in early August. Explaining that he was not in the “right frame of mind” to lead the Wallabies, Hooper returned home and has been on leave ever since.

The 30-year-old has remained in frequent dialogue with Wallabies coach Dave Rennie and general manager Chris Webb, and is keen to return to the training ground in preparation for a return for the spring tour.

The squad for the tour, in which the Wallabies will face Scotland on October 30 and then France, Italy, Ireland and Wales, will be named in mid-October.

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Hooper trained on his own, but the next planned step will be to join other Sydney-based Wallabies at one of the pre-tour training centers held across the states. Discussions over whether Hooper will go on tour will continue after he returns to team practice.

Rennie and Rugby Australia have made it clear they are ready to give Hooper the time needed to make a comeback.

The Wallabies have been well served at No.7 in the Rugby Championship, with Fraser McReight and Pete Samu playing well in Hooper’s absence. Samu, in particular, had a breakout season and was among the best of the Wallabies when promoted to openside in the Bledisloe Cup series.

The Wallabies are confident Bernard Foley will be allowed to join the tour as one of the Wallabies’ Giteau Law picks after positive talks with his Japanese club Kubota.

Michael Hooper tackles All Black Anton Lienert-Brown in last year's Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland.

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Michael Hooper tackles All Black Anton Lienert-Brown in last year’s Bledisloe Cup Test in Auckland.

Foley is looking forward to touring after returning from three years in the Wallabies desert to play in two Tests against New Zealand, and hopes to push for World Cup selection next year.

Other Japan-based players, including Marika Koroibete, will not be selected for the spring tour, as part of a peace deal with clubs and the Wallabies, but Foley’s case is different given that he didn’t play as much.

However, it is likely that Foley will only be available for the first four tests.

The management of the Wallabies should also name the second French rower Will Skelton in the team of the circuit for the second consecutive year. Locks are thin on the pitch, with Rory Arnold one of the Japan-based players not considered, and Darcy Swain unavailable for the first two Tests due to suspension.


The Black Ferns play their first Rugby World Cup on home soil in October and November.

Rennie will wait to name his spring tour squad until the end of Australia A’s three-game tour of Japan, which begins with a game against a Japan XV in Tokyo on Saturday. Matches in Fukuoka and Osaka follow.

Meanwhile, French referee Mathieu Raynal has claimed Foley ‘forced’ him into making the controversial decision to lose time at the end of the Bledisloe Cup clash in Melbourne.

Speaking to French media after winning the Top 14 Referee of the Year award, Raynal said he was sticking to the call.

“I told a player five times to kick the ball to touch it. I couldn’t help it,” Raynal said. “It’s not me who decided to make the decision, it’s the player who forced me to do it.

French referee Mathieu Raynal talks to the Wallabies' Nic White, left, and Bernard Foley during the controversial Bledisloe Cup test in Melbourne this month.

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French referee Mathieu Raynal talks to the Wallabies’ Nic White, left, and Bernard Foley during the controversial Bledisloe Cup test in Melbourne this month.

“I take full responsibility for what I did, 100%. I had a necessary reason for making the decision, even if it was a strong reason that made people talk.

“I try to do what is right. It is at the heart of my work.

Raynal said he had a “calm” conversation with Rennie after the match.

The Wallabies have sought clarification from World Rugby and Rennie said last week they ‘agreed’ with the position of Australia, who argued that Raynal’s communication in English to Foley was not clear.

Raynal said he deleted social media and news apps from his phone to avoid controversy. He instead spent his time playing Candy Crush.

Golf scores, day four, result, PGA Tour, singles pairings, match ups, Internationals vs USA Sun, 25 Sep 2022 07:44:00 +0000

Ten years after losing the “Miracle at Medinah” Ryder Cup to Europe, another American team led by Davis Love faces another humiliating defeat at the Presidents Cup.

The Internationals went 11-7 away from the Americans on Saturday (Sunday AEST), the same four-point deficit Europe faced when they fought back epically on the final day to win the 2012 Ryder Cup.

Team USA, which leads the all-time Presidents Cup rivalry 11-1-1, must take 4.5 points in Sunday’s 12 singles matches at Quail Hollow to claim the trophy for the ninth time in a row .

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The Americans, with 10 of the world’s 16 highest-ranked players, were heavy favorites for a global team that lost several big stars that moved from the PGA Tour to the Saudi-backed LIV Golf Series and became ineligible.

An upset loss from the United States would be an epic golf clash. But the Americans still have a four-point margin.

“Four points is four points. That was a big number,” Love said. “I’ve been four behind too, you know. .

Australian Cam Davis and South Korean Kim Joo-hyung offered 1-time winning putts in matches the American duos had led with three holes remaining.

But Americans feel no tension over historic ties to the surprise 2012 defeat as much as they are “pissed off” and determined to avoid such a fate this time.

“I couldn’t tell you what the score was and what it was, and I don’t care,” said undefeated American Jordan Spieth. “Nobody in this team is in this team.”

Another 4-0 American, Justin Thomas, noted: “I was in Turkey for the World Amateur. It’s pretty hard to watch that one on TV.

Tokyo Olympic champion Xander Schauffele said he wasn’t watching in 2012 either. “I just got to San Diego State, my sophomore year, so I wasn’t really watching golf when I was at school there,” he said. “Much better things to do.”

The only history lesson the American team was interested in was Saturday’s score, which left the Americans in a bad mood.

“They were pretty crazy. We wanted to win every session, and we tied one and lost one today. So that was not part of our plan,” Love said.

“(Singles) is one of our best formats, and they’re going to go crazy tomorrow. So I hope they’re crazy. I’m confident they’ll channel that into tomorrow’s game.

Thomas said Saturday’s setbacks will become Sunday’s motivation. “We’re going to play a little pissed off and try to go and earn 12 points and see what we can do,” Thomas said.

Spieth has made it clear that he likes his team’s superior talent in any man-to-man matchup.

“We have to refocus and we have a lot of angry guys who want to come out very strong,” Spieth said.

“I wouldn’t choose any of their players to play against any of our players and take them by any means. If you put any of our guys against one of theirs, I would still tell you that I think our guy is going to win.

Schauffele called himself “one of those pissed off guys”, adding: “I wasn’t very happy with myself. So we are looking forward to tomorrow.

However, he plans to calm his anger.

“I don’t play very well pissed off. I play like a toddler,” Schauffele said. “I play my best when I’m focused and very present.”


Justin Thomas (USA) vs. Si Woo Kim (INT)

Jordan Spieth (USA) vs. Cam Davis (INT)

Sam Burns (USA) vs. Hideki Matsuyama (INT)

Patrick Cantlay (USA) vs. Adam Scott (INT)

Scottie Scheffler (USA) vs. Sebastian Munoz (INT)

Tony Finau (USA) vs. Taylor Pendrith (INT)

Xander Schauele (USA) vs. Corey Conners (INT)

Cameron Young (USA) vs Sungjae Im (INT)

Billy Horschel (USA) vs. KH Lee (INT)

Max Homa (USA) vs. Tom Kim (INT)

Collin Morikawa (USA) vs. Mito Pereira (INT)

Kevin Kisner (USA) vs. Christiaan Bezuidenhout (INT)

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Cebu Mayor Welcomes “Chooks” Teams to Fiba 3×3 World Tour Fri, 23 Sep 2022 12:20:02 +0000

The PHILIPPINES 3×3 Cebu Chooks teams! and Manila Chooks! took a momentary break from training to pay a courtesy call on Cebu City Mayor Mike Rama at City Hall on Friday.

Rama, 67 and a huge basketball fan, said he was delighted to host the biggest 3×3 tournament in the world, the International Basketball Federation 3×3 World Tour. The max level event takes place on October 1 and 2 at SM Seaside City Cebu.

“This is our playground. Note my words, the whole city of Cebu will do everything to support you,” Rama said. “I am very happy that they are playing here, especially with Mac [Tallo]that I saw growing up.

“To train Chico [Lanete] and to all, good luck,” he added.
Lanete and Tallo presented Rama with his own personalized Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 jersey, which he proudly wore during the press conference.

“I’m so glad Mayor Rama took the time to meet with us,” said Lanete, Head Coach of Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3 which will be part of Manila Chooks! with Cebuano Dave Ando, ​​Henry Iloka and Dennis Santos.

Tallo, he knows there’s extra pressure on Cebu Chooks! for they will defend the soil of the house.
“Hellish week for us with our strength and conditioning coach,” Tallo said. “We’re doing this because of the added pressure, but like I told the guys, accept the pressure.”

Tallo will be joined by Zach Huang, Mike Nzeusseu and Brandon Ramirez in Cebu Chooks!

OneRepublic Announces 2023 Asia Tour Dates Wed, 21 Sep 2022 03:28:15 +0000

OneRepublic will hold its “Live In Concert” tour in Asia in 2023, with stops in Malaysia and Singapore already announced.

The pop-rock group are set to perform in seven different cities on their Asia tour, including stops in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Taipei and Tokyo from February to March 2023, with the tour starting at Araneta Coliseum in Manila, the United States. Philippines. February 23.

Pre-sales for the Malaysia tour on March 1 will begin via LiveNation on September 29 at 10 a.m. local time, with free tickets priced at MYR 388. A fan club presale will take place on September 27, followed by a presale for LiveNation members on September 28. Ticketing details for other Asia tour dates have yet to be released.

OneRepublic’s ongoing ‘Live In Concert’ kicked off with a run in 40 US cities on July 8. March.

OneRepublic’s most recent single, “I Ain’t Worried,” arrived in May, appearing on the soundtrack of Top Gun: Maverick. It was OneRepublic’s second original song this year, following the release of “West Coast” in February.

The group’s frontman, Ryan Tedder, previously teased a collaboration with BLACKPINK, revealing that he worked on the K-pop girl group’s recently released album “Born Pink.”

“I think one or two of my songs made the album,” he said in an interview with Hello America. “From what I’ve been told and what I’ve done with them, I can only say that it’s very true to their sound.” However, none of the songs he would have worked on with the band made it onto the final album.

The dates for OneRepublic’s “Live In Concert” Asian tour are:

February 23 – Araneta Coliseum, Manila, Philippines
February 25 – Woke Up Festival, Jakarta, Indonesia
February 28 – The Star Theatre, Singapore
March 1 – Kuala Lumpur Convention Center, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
March 3 – Impact Arena, Bangkok, Thailand
March 5 – Taipei Arena, Taiwan
March 7 – Garden Theatre, Tokyo, Japan

MegaFans Launches Asia Tour, Forms Gaming Collaborations Mon, 19 Sep 2022 19:31:09 +0000

SAN DIEGO, Sept. 19, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — MegaFans, the world’s leading mobile esports community, announces a large-scale business development tour across Asia in September 2022, including the Tokyo Game Show, Saigon, Hanoi and Token2049 in Singapore. The CEO of MegaFans will meet with several game development studios to collaborate and continue to build relationships with game coders, Web3 and blockchain, to expand its presence throughout Asia.

“Now is the time to build,” says Jeff Donnelley, CEO of MegaFans and veteran gaming executive. Donnelley has over 25 years of marketing experience, with world-class brands such as Ubisoft, DraftKings and now MegaFans. “The market is soft and ripe, which is a perfect entry point to collaborate and scale for success in the near future.”

MegaFans already collaborates with several game developers in Malaysia, Taiwan, Vietnam and China. The plan, according to Donnelley, is to solidify an open exchange for the entire gaming industry and particularly around blockchain games and products that include cryptocurrency and NFTs, which MegaFans has been fully immersed in ever since. 2021 as part of their business growth strategy. Game developers can use the MegaFans infrastructure to create an esports environment, with tournaments that offer Web3 prizes such as cryptocurrency and NFTs.

Gaming has proven to be one of the main ramps for growth and early adoption in the blockchain industry. Blockchain gaming is up 2,000% year-over-year through Q1 2022 and not slowing down compared to the overall blockchain industry.

Megafans is an infrastructure platform for game developers, offering software as a service (SaaS) with their esports software development kit that enables live tournaments in games that generate revenue and increase retention as well as lifetime player value (LTV) – the ultimate key performance indicator of the game.

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MegaFans (Mobile Esports Gaming Fanatics) is building the world’s first mobile esports community using blockchain, cryptocurrency and NFTs in a game-to-win environment for gamers, collectors and developers, where 3 billion daily active users can play, compete and win prizes. MegaFans offers turnkey solutions for game publishers that increase monetization and retention by enriching the experience of gamers and their communities. MegaFans’ mantra is “Esports for All!”, which focuses on underserved markets around the world. They use a ranking format that offers multiple tournaments simultaneously, to an infinite number of players worldwide, regardless of skill level or geolocation. Links to MegaFans social media and corporate channels can be found at

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]]> Street Fighter 6 World Tour Opening Cinematic and Launch List Revealed Fri, 16 Sep 2022 17:03:00 +0000

Previously on development of Street Fighter 6, Capcom’s Tokyo Game Show 2022 showcase revealed Ken, Dhalsim, E. Honda, and Blanka as playable characters, among other features like World Tour and Extreme Mode. The Tokyo Game Show 2022 is entering its second day. As such, more information about Street Fighter 6 is available.

Yesterday, the game’s launch roster had eleven confirmed characters, including two new ones (Jamie and Kimberly). However, this morning on Twitter, Capcom posted a brand new cinematic, which is the opening movie of the World Tour. World Tour, if you recall, is basically the game’s campaign mode, where you create a character and join the world of Street Fighter.

You can see that tweet below.

Interestingly, this reveal confirms the rest of Street Fighter 6’s launch roster, capping it at 18 characters. Manon, Marisa, Lily, JP, Dee Jay, Cammy, and Zangief don’t have gameplay footage yet, but these seven characters will join the previously revealed eleven.

Compared to the rather skeletal launch of Street Fighter 5, Capcom seems to have taken some notes to prevent this from happening again. This time around, the base Street Fighter 6 package will offer a lot more for players to do online and offline rather than just local mode, practice mode, and online play.

Anyway, for the other seven characters revealed, it’s possible we might see gameplay trailers for them, as we’re only into day two of Tokyo Game Show 2022. We’ll continue to update as more information on the development of Street Fighter 6 is released. , including gameplay trailers, new features and more.

Street Fighter 6 will be released for PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and PC via Steam next year. A closed beta for the title will take place next month for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series, and Steam versions. In other current TGS news, we just saw Hoyoverse’s expansion plans with the announcement of a Genshin Impact anime alongside news of a new update and expansion for the game.

Tour de France winner Vingaard back in action at CRO Race Thu, 15 Sep 2022 17:18:13 +0000

The organizers of the CRO race have announced that Tour de France winner Jonas Vingaard will be among the riders on the starting line for the UCI 2.1 rated race when it begins on September 27.

Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) and Majej Mohorič (Bahrain Victorious) are also on the provisional starting list.