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  1. Blake Bortles is the new Rams backup QB.
  2. Team Sky set to name new sponsor as Ineos, owned by Sir Jim Ratcliffe http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/cycling/47608625
  3. Regarding that line about us - I imagine that we will be refused that by the Premier League and we'll end up on the road for the first four games - which is fine. Predictions! Some seemingly obvious, some bold and unlikely to actually happen... Top 4 - Man City, Spurs, Man Utd, Liverpool. In a lot of ways I see it being a re-run of last season at the top. Emery improves Arsenal but they still fall short of cracking back into the CL spots. Chelsea struggle due to being so delayed with everything this summer (Conte's prolonged goodbye, unknown futures of Hazard and Courtois). Wolves finish in the top half of the table. Cardiff, Huddersfield, and Southampton to go down. Warnock wins the sack race; dismissed by Christmas
  4. Full fixtures for all three divisions of the EFL will be announced Thursday, 21st June. But, that gives us a whole week to try and attempt to somewhat predict the clusterfuck that is the Championship (and League's One and Two, of course)! I have no idea what is going to happen at Villa - but for their sake's I hope they somehow manage to pull their shit together and get back to the Premier League, where they should be. Forest seem to be trying to do a Wolves this season, so it's also promotion or bust for them as well it seems. I'm also going to predict Ipswich having a sneaky good season under Paul Hurst as well.
  5. Mercedes-AMG Petronas Motorsport (Mercedes) #44 Lewis Hamilton #77 Valtteri Bottas Scuderia Ferrari (Ferrari) #5 Sebastian Vettel #16 Charles Leclerc Aston Martin Red Bull Racing (Honda) #10 Pierre Gasly #33 Max Verstappen Renault F1 Team (Renault) #3 Daniel Ricciardo #27 Nico Hülkenberg Rich Energy Haas F1 Team (Ferrari) #8 Romain Grosjean #20 Kevin Magnussen McLaren F1 Team (Renault) #4 Lando Norris #55 Carlos Sainz Jr. SportPesa Racing Point F1 Team (Mercedes) #11 Sergio Pérez #18 Lance Stroll Alfa Romeo Racing (Ferrari) #7 Kimi Räikkönen #99 Antonio Giovinazzi Red Bull Toro Rosso Honda (Honda) #23 Alexander Albon #26 Daniil Kvyat ROKiT Williams Racing (Mercedes) #63 George Russell #88 Robert Kubica CALENDAR 18th February-21st February 2019 Pre-Season Testing 1 (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló) 26th February-1st March 2019 Pre-Season Testing 2 (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló) 17th March 2019 Round 1 - Australian Grand Prix (Melbourne Grand Prix Circuit, Melbourne) 31st March 2019 Round 2- Bahrain Grand Prix (Bahrain International Circuit, Sakhir) 14th April 2019 Round 3 - Chinese Grand Prix (Shanghai International Circuit, Shanghai) 28th April 2019 Round 4 - Azerbaijan Grand Prix (Baku City Circuit, Baku) 12th May 2019 Round 5 - Spanish Grand Prix (Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, Montmeló) 26th May 2019 Round 6 - Monaco Grand Prix (Circuit de Monaco, Monte Carlo) 9th June 2019 Round 7 - Canadian Grand Prix (Circuit Gilles Villeneuve, Montreal) 23rd June 2019 Round 8 - French Grand Prix (Circuit Paul Ricard, Le Castellet) 30th June 2019 Round 9 - Austrian Grand Prix (Red Bull Ring, Spielberg) 14th July 2019 Round 10 - British Grand Prix (Silverstone Circuit, Silverstone) 28th July 2019 Round 11 - German Grand Prix (Hockenheimring, Hockenheim) 4th August 2019 Round 12- Hungarian Grand Prix (Hungaroring, Mogyoród) 1st September 2019 Round 13 - Belgian Grand Prix (Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Stavelot) 8th September 2019 Round 14 - Italian Grand Prix (Autodromo Nazionale Monza, Monza) 22nd September 2019 Round 15 - Singapore Grand Prix (Marina Bay Street Circuit, Singapore) 29th September 2019 Round 16- Russian Grand Prix (Sochi Autodrom, Sochi) 13th October 2019 Round 17 - Japanese Grand Prix (Suzuka International Race Course, Suzuka) 27th October 2019 Round 18 - Mexican Grand Prix (Autódromo Hermanos Rodríguez, Mexico City) 3rd November 2019 Round 19 - United States Grand Prix (Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas) 17th November 2019 Round 20 - Brazilian Grand Prix (Autódromo José Carlos Pace, São Paulo) 1st December 2019 Round 21 - Abu Dhabi Grand Prix (Yas Marina Circuit, Abu Dhabi) DRIVER SAFETY: The FIA introduced a new standard for driver helmets designed to improve safety. Under the new standard, helmets will be subjected to a more thorough range of crash tests aimed at improving energy absorption and deflection as well as reducing the likelihood of objects penetrating the helmet's structure. All certified helmet manufacturers were required to pass the tests in advance of the 2019 championship to have their certification renewed. Once introduced to Formula One, the new standard will gradually be applied to all helmets used by competitors in every FIA-sanctioned event. TECHNICAL REGULATION CHANGES: In a bid to improve overtaking, teams agreed to a series of aerodynamic changes that affect the profile of the front and rear wings. The front wing endplates were reshaped to alter the airflow across the car and reduce the effects of aerodynamic turbulence and winglets above the main plane of the front wing have been banned. The slot in the rear wing was widened, making the drag reduction system (DRS) more powerful. The agreed-upon changes were drawn from the findings of a working group set up to investigate potential changes to the technical regulations in preparation for the 2021 championship. Parts of the technical regulations governing bodywork were rewritten in a bid to promote sponsorship opportunities for teams. The agreed changes are to mandate smaller bargeboards and limit aerodynamic development of the rear wing endplates to create more space for sponsor logos. The changes were introduced as a response to falling revenues amid teams and the struggles of smaller teams to secure new sponsors. The mandated maximum fuel levels were raised from 105 kg (231 lb) to 110 kg (240 lb) so as to minimise the need for drivers to conserve fuel during a race. Driver weights are no longer considered when measuring the minimum weight of the car. This change was agreed to following concerns that drivers were being forced to lose dangerous amounts of weight in order to offset the additional weight of the post-2014 generation of turbo-hybrid engines. Drivers who weigh less than 80 kg (180 lb) will have to make up this weight with ballast, located around the seat to minimise possible performance gains. The changes were introduced to eliminate the advantage drivers with a naturally-smaller body shape had over taller and heavier drivers, and to discourage unhealthy diet and exercise regimes to improve performance. Tyre supplier Pirelli renamed its range of tyres following a request from the FIA and the sport's management. The governing body argued that the naming conventions used in 2018 were obtuse and difficult for casual spectators to understand. Under the new plan, names given to particular compounds, such as "hypersoft" and "ultrasoft", will be replaced by referring during each race to the three compounds teams have available for that race as soft, medium and hard. This is hoped to aid fans understanding the tyre compounds used at each round. The actual compounds for the season will be referred to by number, from the firmest ("1") to the softest ("5"). Pirelli will continue to decide which three compounds are made available for each race. The practice of using colours to identify the specific compound (such as pink for the hypersoft) will be discontinued, with white, yellow and red being used for the three compounds available for each race where white denoted the hardest available compound and red the softest. As all five compounds are available in testing there will be slight variations in the details on the tyre sidewalls to distinguish between the different compounds during testing. The championship will introduce a bonus point to a driver who sets the fastest race lap, with the constructor of the driver also receiving the point. The point will only be awarded if the driver finishes inside the top ten. This makes 2019 the first time since 1959 that the championship will introduce a bonus point for fastest lap.
  6. There's an actual cupset going on right now! Millwall about to knock out Brighton. I'm fine with having jinxed that. Fucking LOL Millwall.
  7. Yep. Not the biggest Melbourne fan though so looking forward to the permanent track races. Not F1 related. But I fucking love Buxton.
  8. We do get NFL Network, with a subscription.
  9. Max Unger has retired. Saints suddenly need someone to hand the ball off to Brees.
  10. Possible cupset on the cards? Swansea beating City!
  11. Huge goal for Sheffield United that.
  12. Ha Ha Clinton-Dix has signed for Chicago.
  13. Meanwhile Colin Kaepernick is still not on a roster.
  14. Man Utd will play their first leg at home despite the way the balls were drawn. Are you happy with your draw Kaney?
  15. Ajax vs. Juventus Liverpool vs. Porto Tottenham vs. Man City Barcelona vs. Man Utd If we advance we play Ajax or Juve.
  16. Bridgewater has now indeed signed with the Saints. Kevin White is signing with the Cardinals.

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