AASQ #84: Industry Nine, Tune and Hope talk hub engagement & spring/pawl versus ratchet

We know, there’s no such thing as a stupid question. But there are some questions you might not want to ask your local shop or riding buddies. AASQ is our weekly series where we get to the bottom of your questions – serious or otherwise. This one covers the fine micro and macro details of […]

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F1 social media trends of 2020

With the Liberty Media arrival in 2017, the regulations for drivers regarding social media were amended, and Formula 1 took a step towards online progress, which resulted in an immediate spike in popularity. And for three years, Formula 1 has been the most developing sport in social media. In the last year alone, the number of subscribers to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube accounts associated with Formula 1 was roughly 25 million, which is 33% more than in the previous year. These numbers are not that surprising, considering that the pinnacle of motorsport is popular even in with audiences that were previously difficult to win over, like India or the USA. But what are the current global social media trends of Formula 1?

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Team TECHEETAH Joins Extreme E’s Debut Season

ABB Formula E team Team TECHEETAH has announced they will enter the new all-electric off-road racing series Extreme E in its debut season next year.

The team is based in Jakarta, Indonesia and it will be the first the first team from Asia in the series with them also claiming they will focus on managing the development of drivers of that continent.

Team TECHEETAH Extreme E will be owned by the Indover Group and will race under the TECHEETAH name. The team will be managed by leading Chinese sports management and marketing company SECA that owns the DS TECHEETAH, with the organisation being led by the president Edmund Chu and team principal Mark Preston.

“We are motivated by the challenge that Extreme E poses and are excited by the car, the race locations, and the race format.” Chu said.

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Fulham preview: Goalkeeping clarity, but some thinking to do at centre-half

Ok then, here we go again! A brand new season begins today as we take on Fulham at Craven Cottage. In terms of previewing this one, we’re going in half-blind, because we don’t have any form guide, or wider knowledge of fitness/readiness, so it’ll be very interesting to see what Mikel Arteta does with his team.

One thing we do know is that Bernd Leno will start in goal. At his press conference yesterday, Mikel Arteta played down suggestions that whoever got the nod today was going to be the de facto number one, saying that he would pick whoever was training best – just like in any other position. However, last night it emerged that Martinez would not be part of the squad for today’s game as interest in him from Aston Villa and also Brighton ramps up.

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Sets & The City: Domi’s Dramas in NYC

New York City is the theatre capital of the world, so it’s a fitting location for some of the most dramatic moments in Dominic Thiem’s career during the US Open.

From devastating losses to milestone moments, ATPTour.com looks at the Austrian’s memorable highlights in New York ahead of his championship match on Sunday against Alexander Zverev.

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Thiem struck 74 winners and won more points (171 to 165) than Rafael Nadal in their US Open quarter-final, but it still wasn’t enough for victory. The Spaniard prevailed 0-6, 6-4, 7-5, 6-7(4), 7-6(5) in an epic four-hour, 49-minute marathon that finished at 2:04am.

The 11th match in their ATP Head2Head rivalry was their first on a hard court. Thiem made it clear from the first point that he would look to control the rallies, standing well behind the baseline to take massive cuts at topspin-heavy groundstrokes. He became … Read the rest

Godfall for PS5 & PC Reveals Editions, Prices, & Pre-Order Bonuses

Today, following the release of the new trailer of Godfall, Gearbox Publishing followed up with a press release announcing editions and prices.

We learn that the game’s standard edition will cost $59.99 on both PS5 and PC, the Deluxe Edition will be priced at $79.99 and will include the first expansion (coming in 2021), while the Ascended Edition  will be priced at $89.99 and will include the first expansion and the “Ascended Digital Cosmetic Contents.”

Pre-ordering will grant the “Starter Pack Items,” a chrome skin for three valor plates, and another skin for the Typhon valor plate, yellow on Epic Game Store and red on PS5, plus Zer0’s Sword.

You can already pre-order the game on Epic Games Store, while PS5 preorders will

You can check out the content of every edition and pre-orders in the gallery below.

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Man United fans get brilliant attacker news despite loss to Villa

Manchester United may have lost to Aston Villa during a pre-season friendly but fans will be pleased to hear there was some positive news ahead of their season opener.

Ole Gunnar Solskjaer didn’t have a full squad for selection and rather strangely, supporters didn’t get to see the match live and instead are going to have a chance to watch a replay of the event at 10PM UK time on the club’s channel MUTV.

United were scheduled to face off against Burnley for their Premier League opener on Saturday but were given extra time off for their efforts in the Europa League last season.

Solskjaer’s men reached the semi-finals of the competition before losing to Sevilla, meaning they didn’t get as much rest as other sides.

Villa were meant to play Manchester City and so an agreement was made in order to get players fit before competitive football begins again.… Read the rest

Van Dijk sends for media after Mo Salah’s incredible performance

Virgil van Dijk told reporters after the game today that it is only them who doubt the quality of Mo Salah.

The Egyptian King scored a hat-trick and was easily our best player. In fact, without him, Leeds might well have beaten us at Anfield.

He scored two penalties, but also a screamer that went into the top corner on the half-volley.

But towards the end of last season, there were criticisms about Salah, 28, and his apparent selfishness, which is something we’ve never bought into.

He gets more assists than Roberto Firmino and Sadio Mane. He’s not selfish, he’s just our best attacker – judged solely in comparison with his biblical first season.

As DaveOCKOP tweeted post-match, Virgil van Dijk explained that any doubts surrounding Salah were media born – and nothing to do with the squad – who love and value him.

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Exclusive: Former Liverpool ace insists they should still sign Thiago as defensive inconsistences can be written off

Liverpool’s opening day victory over Leeds was a fantastic game for the neutrals, but you could understand it if there was some concern about the defensive performances.

Trent Alexander-Arnold struggled to deal with Jack Harrison and the offside flag also saved his blushes after a spectacular own goal too.

Virgil van Dijk had a shocker for one of the Leeds goals and Joe Gomez didn’t exactly cover himself in glory either, so it’s easy to be reactionary and wonder if Jurgen Klopp needs to prioritise a new centre back before anything else.

READ MORE: Exclusive: Former ref Keith Hackett explains why the decision for Liverpool’s first penalty vs Leeds was incorrect and how the handball law creates inconsistencies

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Juventus report €71.4 million loss

The Juventus Board of Directors have approved the clubs financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2020, reporting a loss of €71.4 million.

The club were expected to be around €70 million in the red according to a recent report from Calcio e Finanza who based their figures on Exor’s (Juve’s holding company) financial statements for the year.

Juventus have now released a statement on the clubs official site, confirming the loss for the year-end ahead of the shareholder’s meeting which will take place on 15 October.

The statement highlights the effects of Covid-19 pandemic and it’s impact on European football, in particular, resulting in a €71.4 million for the Bianconeri for the financial year 2019/2020, marking a negative change of €31.5 million compared to the loss of €39.9 million registered for the previous year.

A breakdown of the loss highlighted:

…’lower operating revenues for €63.8 million, higher expenses

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