The NBA All-Star game is coming up on February 17th. The event will be televised by ESPN, but the problem is that it’s being held in Charlotte, North Carolina which has a law prohibiting discrimination against LGBT people. This led to a petition for the league to move the game elsewhere.
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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Why not check out some of the celebrity sporting events taking place! Here are a few to get you started:
-Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls take on the Utah Jazz at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona.
-The Boston Red Sox take on the Toronto Blue Jays at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Canada.
-The Los Angeles Lakers take on the Golden State Warriors at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
The Olympics is an international sporting event that takes place every four years. athletes from all over the world come together to compete in a variety of different sports. The Olympics is a great way to see some of the best athletes in the world compete against each other.
The FIFA World Cup
The FIFA World Cup is an international football tournament that takes place every four years. It is the most watched sporting event in the world, with over 3.5 billion people tuning in to watch the 2014 tournament. The 2018 World Cup will be held in Russia from June 14th to July 15th.
The tournament is contested by 32 teams, all of which have qualified by winning their respective continental championships or by finishing in the top two of their group in the qualifying rounds. The teams are divided into eight groups of four, with each team playing three matches against other teams in their group. The top two teams from each group advance to the knockout stage, where they compete in a single-elimination tournament until only one team remains.
Past winners of the FIFA World Cup include Brazil (5 times), Italy (4 times), Germany (4 times), and Argentina (2 times).
The UEFA Champions League
The UEFA Champions League is an annual continental club football tournament organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA). It is one of the most prestigious tournaments in the world and the most watched annual sporting event worldwide. The final of the 2012ufffd13 tournament had the highest television ratings to date, drawing 360 million television viewers.
The NBA Finals
The NBA Finals are the championship series of the National Basketball Association (NBA). The Eastern and Western conference champions play a best-of-seven game series to determine the league champion. The winning team of the series receives the Larry O’Brien Championship Trophy.
The Stanley Cup
The Stanley Cup is the most prestigious trophy in all of professional hockey. It is awarded to the team that wins the National Hockey League’s championship playoff series. The Stanley Cup has been around for more than a century, and it is one of the most recognizable trophies in all of sports.
The Stanley Cup was first presented in 1892, and it was originally known as the Dominion Hockey Challenge Cup. It was donated by Governor General of Canada Lord Stanley of Preston. The Stanley Cup was originally intended to be a challenge trophy, meaning that any team could challenge the reigning champions to a playoff series in order to win the cup.
Over time, the Stanley Cup became the symbol of excellence in professional hockey. It has been awarded to the NHL champion every year since 1926, with a few exceptions during World War II. The cup has also become a coveted prize for teams outside of the NHL; several minor league and junior teams have won championships that include the words “Stanley Cup” in their title.
No matter who wins it or where it goes, the Stanley Cup always comes back home to Canada. That’s because it is made here! The current cup is actually made out of silver and nickel alloy, and it stands about three feet tall. There are three bands around its base which contain engravings of all past winners dating back to 1893 when Montreal HC won it first (amazingly enough, there are now over 2200 names on these bands).
So whether you’re a casual fan or a die-hard hockey fanatic, there’s no denying that the Stanley Cup is an impressive piece of hardware with a long and storied history.
The World Series
The World Series is the annual championship series of Major League Baseball (MLB) in North America, contested since 1903 between the American League (AL) champion team and the National League (NL) champion team. The winner of the World Series championship is determined through a best-of-seven playoff, and the winning team is awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy. As the series is played during October, it is sometimes referred to as the Fall Classic.
The Super Bowl
The Super Bowl is the annual championship game of the National Football League (NFL). The game is the culmination of a regular season that begins in the late summer of the previous calendar year. Normally, Roman numerals are used to identify each game, rather than the year in which it is held. For example, Super Bowl XLVII was played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in New Orleans, Louisiana, on February 3, 2013. The most recent Super Bowl was Super Bowl LIV, played on February 2, 2020 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida.
The game was created as part of an agreement between the NFL and its then-rival league, the American Football League (AFL). After initially awarding the first four Super Bowls to pre-selected citiesufffd Los Angeles (two games), Miami and New Orleans ufffdthe league began holding a competitive bidding process to determine host sites for future games. As part of that process, prospective host cities are evaluated on various criteria regarding stadium renovations or construction; availability and quality of hotels; proximity to large airports; access to mass transportation infrastructure; and local government support. In addition to selecting the site for each year’s game, NFL owners vote on awardees for outstanding performance during the regular season and playoffs and for other honors such as Coach of the Year and Most Valuable Player (MVP).
Since 1984 when ABC obtained exclusive broadcast rights to all NFC playoff games including the Super Bowl throughSuper Bowl XXXII in 1998
since 1975), every English-language telecast of a Super Bowl has been aired by either CBS or Foxufffdwhich first shared broadcasting duties with NBC beginning with Super Bowl XLVIII in 2014ufffdwith simulcasts on ESPN Deportes (Spanish) and Westwood One radio network (English) also available since 2010
The Kentucky Derby
The Kentucky Derby is a horse race that is held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States. The Derby is the first leg of the American Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes and the Belmont Stakes. The field of horses varies each year but typically includes around 20 runners.
The race is run on a dirt track oval that measures one and a quarter miles (2 km). The Derby is known as “The Run for the Roses” because a blanket of roses is draped over the winner. It is also sometimes referred to as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” or “The Greatest Two Minutes In Sports” because of its relatively short duration.
Betting on the Kentucky Derby has been legal since 1902. A wide variety of bets can be made, including betting on which horse will win, which jockey will finish in first place, and whether or not there will be a Triple Crown winner (a horse winning all three races).
The Kentucky Derby attracts large crowds every year and is televised live on NBC. It also has its own dedicated website and mobile app where people can watch live updates and results.