It comes after BT admitted it was considering whether to extend its coverage to Google's streaming service. BT Sport operates a paid subscription for all of its sporting programmes, which includes Champions League and Europa League games, but was forced to provide free coverage as part of UEFA's conditions after snatching TV rights from terrestrial broadcaster ITV. In its press release, BT also confirmed that EE "will launch a new BT Sport offer to millions of its customers" in the coming months. Details are scarce but the company says that it will be available to customers on EE's 4G pay monthly plans ahead of the new Premier League season. With TV figures rumoured to be on the low side, BT appears to be shifting its strategy to engage with customers on as many formats as possible.
English football could be heading for its biggest shake-up since the creation of the Premier League in 1992. The Football League wants to create an extra division with 20 teams in each from 2019-20. It would mean England had 100 teams in five divisions, up from 92. Currently, there are 24 teams in the Championship, League One and League Two. The Football League says the move would tackle fixture congestion and boost the finances of its members.
No. 1-ranked Huntington Beach lost for third time in Sunset League play to Marina on Friday, 2-1, spoiling the debut at its new home stadium. The Oilers continue to have problems against Riley Ohl, who struck out eight, walked none and finished with a complete game to outduel Hagen Danner, who struck out nine. Eric Anderson had two hits and Tyler Abend had an RBI double. Marina is 5-2 in league and Huntington Beach 4-3. Edison 4, Los Alamitos 3: Kyler Arenado got the walk-off hit in the seventh for Edison, which is tied with Huntington Beach for second place in the Sunset League.
A tweet published today implied that 16 cities from around the world were pegged to compete in Blizzard's Overwatch League, but the list was quickly revealed to be hypothetical. Los Angeles, New York, Boston, Washington, D.C., Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Chicago, Miami, Paris, Frankfurt, London, Shanghai, Toronto, Seoul and Mexico City were listed as cities that could potentially be a part in the Overwatch League as part of a presentation by Overwatch league commissioner Nate Nanzer during Leaders' Sports Business Summit in New York. The Twitter user Mark J. Burns followed this up with another tweet about 40 minutes later clarifying that the image above was not an official reveal, just hypothetical. A spokesperson for Blizzard confirmed that the 16 cities listed are just examples and the Overwatch League has not announced any cities today. "The logos and team examples shown at the Leaders Summit were for illustrative purposes only and are not the League's actual teams," they said.