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Fortnite World Cup: Players battle for biggest total prize pool

Fortnite World Cup: Players battle for biggest total prize pool

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your device The finals of the Fortnite World Cup are taking place in a stadium in New York, with the winner set to earn more prize money than Simona Halep and Novak Djokovic won as Wimbledon champions.Forty million players attempted to qualify over 10 weeks of online competition but only 100 finalists have a shot at winning the $ 3m (£2.4m) prize at Flushing Meadows.With $ 30m to be awarded in total, the prize pool will be the biggest given away at an e-sports event so far - until the annual DOTA 2 tournament in August.All finalists will take home at least $ 50,000 and the runner-up, as well as third and fourth-placed finishers, will all become millionaires.
Seattle Seahawks release ‘iconic players’ Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor

Seattle Seahawks release ‘iconic players’ Doug Baldwin, Kam Chancellor

Sports
May 9 (UPI) -- The Seattle Seahawks released veteran players Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor, the team announced Thursday. The team said that it has terminated both players' contracts with failed-physical designations. "The Seahawks have made the difficult decision to terminate/failed physical Doug Baldwin and Kam Chancellor," Seahawks general manager John Schneider said in a statement. "These are two of the most iconic players in franchise history and both were instrumental in establishing our championship culture, great examples of competitiveness and leadership on the field and in the community. These legendary players will always be a part of our Seahawks family." Baldwin and Chancellor both were sidelined with injuries in recent seasons. Baldwin underwent three surgical procedures s...
Jurgen Klopp describes Liverpool players as ‘f****** giants’ live on TV after extraordinary Champions League triumph over Barcelona

Jurgen Klopp describes Liverpool players as ‘f****** giants’ live on TV after extraordinary Champions League triumph over Barcelona

Sports
'fine me!' And BT Sport host Gary Lineker refused to apologise! Jurgen Klopp was lost for words following Liverpool’s extraordinary Champions League triumph over Barcelona – and could only describe his players as ‘f****** giants’. The Reds boss could be excused for swearing live on TV – BT Sport host Gary Lineker refused to apologise to viewers – after his side pulled off a miraculous 4-0 victory against the Spanish giants to reach the Champions League final. Klopp was overcome with joy Klopp told BT Sport after the game: “It’s ten past ten, most of the children are probably in bed. These boys are f****** giants. “It’s unbelievable. It is unbelievable. Fine me, fine me if you want. “I’m not native, I don’t have better words for it. It is unbe
Czech international Josef Sural dies after minibus carrying Alanyaspor players crashes, team-mate Steven Caulker ‘badly shaken up’

Czech international Josef Sural dies after minibus carrying Alanyaspor players crashes, team-mate Steven Caulker ‘badly shaken up’

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tragedy Caulker's fellow former Premier League player Papiss Cisse was also on the bus but escaped serious injury The fatal minibus crash which tragically killed Czech international footballer Josef Sural has left his Aytemiz Alanyaspor team-mate Steven Caulker ‘badly shaken up’. Seven Alanyaspor players were making their way back from the club’s 1-1 draw against Kayserispor in a private bus on Sunday when it veered off the road around five kilometres (3.1 miles) from the coastal town of Alanya. Sural, 28, was rushed to hospital following the crash but died from his injuries. Kayserispor deplasmanı dönüşü Alanyasporlu 7 futbolcuyu taşıyan özel minibüs kaza yaptı. Josef Sural kaza sonrası acilen ameliyata ve sonrasında yoğun bakıma alındı. pic.twitter.com/s
‘Take away points’ – Paul Parker calls for strong action after racist abuse hurled at England players in Montenegro

‘Take away points’ – Paul Parker calls for strong action after racist abuse hurled at England players in Montenegro

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Paul Parker has urged UEFA to hit the Montenegro FA where it hurts after England players were subjected to racist abuse during their 5-1 victory in Podgorica on Monday night.The Three Lions wrapped up their second Euro 2020 qualifying win in fine style, but sadly we are not talking about the football the morning after the match. Instead, the focus has been on the racist chanting aimed at England’s black players throughout the clash. Danny Rose was subjected to racist abuse when he was booked towards the end of the 5-1 win There were suggestions of some issues early in the game, but it was clear in the closing stages as monkey chants were aimed at Danny Rose following a late tackle which earned him a yellow card. Meanwhile, Raheem Sterling celebrated his fourth...