As the Golden State Warriors continue their celebrations as Kings of the city, Warriors super fan and actor/comedian Blake Anderson, gifted bottles of Crown Royal XR to the entire 2018 championship team. The bottles of $130 whisky come enclosed in a velvet, blue bag that were embroidered to reflect the team’s achievement.
The team received the bottles from Anderson this week, and he had the following to say about their accomplishment:
“Congratulations on a season fit for a king. As a California native and a Golden State Warriors super fan, I’m stoked to gift every member of the organization with a bottle of Crown Royal XR to celebrate your back-to-back championships like royalty. Cheers, champs!”
Zynga (Nasdaq:ZNGA), a leading social game developer, today announced the launch of the new Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder and Lamborghini Urus models in CSR Racing 2 (CSR2), the most popular Racing game on mobile. As the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus make their international auto show debuts at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, CSR2 players will be able to interact with both vehicles in-game, giving them unparalleled, behind-the-scenes access to the world’s newest supercars.
“We are proud to partner with Lamborghini to bring the performance and cutting-edge design of the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus to mobile players around the world,” said Julian Widdows, Vice President of Games, CSR2. “Working closely with the Lamborghini design team enabled us to capture every detail of both vehicles in stunning realism, bringing them to life for car lovers who are unable to see the unveiling in-person during the Geneva Motor Show. We are excited to take the experience a step further by giving our players the chance to take the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus off the mobile screen and into their real-world driveway through a seamless integration with CSR2’s AR mode.”
Beginning today, CSR2 players will be able to experience the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus in both in-game racing and real-world AR environments.Specifically:
- The Lamborghini Huracán Performante Spyder, which debuted for the first time ever at the 2018 Geneva Auto Show, will feature a special golden cup March 9 – 12 in-game. Players will be able to collect one of 17 different configurations, including the Geneva unveiled vehicle, and take part in a special event ladder to earn rewards and upgrades.
- The Lamborghini Urus, having made its North American debut in Detroit in January, will be the crew championship prize, with the top 10 crews getting to own the Geneva configuration of the vehicle. Lamborghini Urus season players that participate in a crew and achieve 20 million respect points will be guaranteed another Geneva configuration of the vehicle. The luxury SUV touts a cutting-edge, distinct and streamlined design, boasting Italian craftsmanship intersecting with state-of-the-art technology, making it an ultimate garage must-have for CSR2 players.
“The commitment that CSR2 takes in providing a true-to-life drag racing and vehicle ownership experience for their players aligns with the values, pride and excellence that the Lamborghini brand embodies,” said Mitja Borkert, Chief Designer, Lamborghini. “At Lamborghini, we are dedicated to creating a lifestyle experience through luxury design and outstanding performances, and it’s been a pleasure to work with CSR2 to digitally recreate both the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus as they appear on the floor of the Geneva International Motor Show.”
Since debuting in June 2016, CSR2 has pioneered innovation in the mobile Racing category – delivering the most authentic vehicle and drag racing experience to car lovers around the world. Working closely with all manufacturers featured in-game, every vehicle in CSR2 has been meticulously recreated, with precise attention paid to every aspect of the customization experience, from paint colors and finishes to interior leather colors and trims. CSR2’s AR Mode is a next-generation car configurator experience that complements new in-game car models, allowing players to scale their vehicle to showroom specs, place and reposition their supercar in a real-world environment and share across their social channels.
Attendees of the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show can experience the Huracán Performante Spyder and Urus exclusively in CSR2’s AR mode by visiting the Lamborghini booth on the show floor March 7 – 11 for a hands-on demo.
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Additional panelists include: Film Producer, Scott Budnick, Philadelphia Eagles, Jay Ajayi, and Passionflix CEO, Tosca Musk (sister of Elon Musk).
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The Winter Olympics in South Korea may be 14 time zones removed from the Eastern Time Zone of the US — but 43% of Americans say they plan to watch NBC’s live streaming content during the Games, with only 48% saying they did not have such plans.
A big chunk of the country — 63% — say they will watch at least some coverage of the Games, which begin Friday, February 8. That is double those who said “no” (31%) to watching any coverage.
“That is a healthy number of people turning to devices other than television,” noted Rick Gentile, director of the poll, which is sponsored by the Sharkey Institute. “You might call this the breakthrough year for streaming coverage making a big impact.”
Described by players as a championship to remember, the World Open and Women’s Blitz Chess Championships kept onlookers from across the world with bated breath for the jam-packed affair. Saudi Arabia welcomed male and female players from 55 countries, among them 10 men and 11 women of world’s top players, in an effort to become a sporting hub and a beacon for change.
After a suspenseful opening which saw his initial defeat, World No.1 Magnus Carlsen (Norway) found his groove and reclaimed his supremacy as Champion of World Open Blitz Chess. In the Women’s Championship, Georgian mother-of-two Nana Dzagnidze fulfilled her dream and snatched the gold with her stellar performance.
For the Rapid Chess category, Indian grandmaster Viswanathan Anand, fondly known as ‘The Tiger from Madras’, remained unbeaten against some of the highest IQs in the world and swiftly emerged as winner. The Women’s Championship was dominated by Chinese Grandmaster Ju Wenjun, who won the gold medal as the only player to finish with a win rate of nearly 80%.
The ninety-second edition of the FIM International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) is set to take place in Brive-la-Gaillarde, France from 28 August to 2 September as the event returns to France soil for the first time since 2001.
With much having changed in the World of enduro during the two most recent instalments of the ISDE in France, the popularity of the ISDE remains stronger than ever with more than eight hundred riders taking to the start of this year’s event. With nineteen FIM World Trophy teams entered, sixteen FIM Junior World Trophy teams and nine FIM Women’s World trophy teams, in addition more than five hundred riders have signed up to compete in the Club team competition, with no fewer than one hundred and sixty-six representing home nation France.
The longest running FIM sanctioned event, there were notable changes at the top of the results last year. With Australia securing a hat-trick of class wins in Slovakia in 2015 with victory in the FIM World Trophy, FIM Junior World Trophy and FIM Women’s World trophy, the ninety-first edition in Spain saw the USA make history by claiming their first ever World Trophy class win. Kailub Russell – KTM, Ryan Sipes – Husqvarna, Layne Michel – Husqvarna and Taylor Robert – KTM, who also topped the event’s overall individual classification, finally put the USA at the top of the iconic event’s illustrious list of winning World Trophy teams.
Set to defend their World Trophy title, team USA return to the ISDE with arguably the strongest four-rider team in the competition. With Taylor Robert – KTM, Thad Duvall – Husqvarna and Kailub Russell – KTM once again teaming up with Ryan Sipes – Husqvarna, the American quartet will face strong competition from France, Australia, Italy and Spain.
Out to claim a third successive World Trophy team victory on home soil having won in Mend in 1988 and Brive in 2001, France will be focused on nothing but victory. Despite the fact that it’s now three years since they last topped the FIM World Trophy team results, since 2008 France have claimed no fewer than six victories with this year’s squad of Christophe Nambotin – KTM, Loic Larrieu – Yamaha, Jeremy Tarroux – Sherco and Christophe Charlier – Husqvarna looking to add to that tally.
Leading France’s World Trophy team will be Christophe Nambotin – KTM. The former multiple FIM Enduro World Champion and two-time ISDE overall fastest competitor is the most experienced member of France’s squad having been a key member of no fewer than five of France’s six most recent World Trophy team victories.
Despite making last minute changes to their team, Sweden enter this year’s ISDE with high hopes of a repeat Junior World Trophy victory. With just forty-five seconds separating Sweden from runners-up the USA last year in Spain, Albin Elowson – Husqvarna, Mikael Persson – Yamaha and newcomer Joakim Grelsson – KTM will be hoping that once again they can do just enough to secure class victory.
Italy is another nation looking for top honours in the Junior World Trophy team competition, which has seen four different countries claim the top spot during the last four years. Filling the third step of the podium in Spain last year, Davide Soreca – Honda, Andrea Verona – TM and Matteo Cavallo – Beta take to the start in Brive following a full year of FIM Enduro World Championship competition.
Returning to the event with an unchanged Women’s World Trophy team, Australia’s winning trio of Tayla Jones – Husqvarna, Jessica Gardiner – Yamaha and Jemma Wilson – Yamaha start this year’s event as clear favourites for victory. Dominating in recent years and having competed together as a team at four previous ISDE competitions, Australia’s Women’s squad is filled with experience, youthfulness and determination and will go up against eight other teams in the Women’s competition.
The 2017 ISDE takes place in Brive, France from 28 August to 2 September.
Sammy Carter is a professional baseball player from Los Angeles. Humble and laidback off the field. Energetic and aggressive on the field.
This year Carter was a significant contributor to The Buenos Aires Shankees, who went undefeated.
Carter is currently playing in the Empire League in New York, where he is on the hunt for yet another championship.
According to MLive.com, a mass of 36,289 had the chance to watch the first professional soccer game at Comerica Park on Wednesday in Detroit. In thriller that came to an end w/ penalty kicks, Marquinhos scored the long goal and first goal of the game for PSG (Paris Saint-Germain). Marquinhos also ultimately won the game for PSG.