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Premier League Sells Majority Of British Tv Rights For 6b

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The Premier League has raised more than $6 billion from the sale of the majority of the rights to broadcast matches live in Britain.

Sky has four packages of games and BT has just one in the 2019-22 rights cycle. It leaves 40 of the 200 matches up for sale still available for broadcasters.

In the 2016-2019 cycle, Sky and BT are paying 5.14 billion pounds ($7 billion) for the rights to show 168 of the 380 annual matches between them.

This time 200 matches were available, and the league has so far raised 4.464 billion pounds ($6.2 billion) for the next three years.

While Sky has bought 128 games so far, BT has 32 matches on Saturday lunchtimes.

The unsold games are the two new packages that allow a broadcaster to show every game on four match nights.

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Pep Guardiola And Paul Cook Involved In Furious Tunnel Bust-up After Man City Fabian Delph Is Sent Off

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MANCHESTER CITY manager Pep Guardiola was involved in a furious tunnel bust-up with Wigan manager Paul Cook during their FA Cup clash.

The Spanish manager was seething after his left-back Fabian Delph was shown a straight red card for a dangerous tackle – after referee Anthony Taylor appeared to change his mind.

BBC Pep Guardiola and Paul Cook were involved in a furious tunnel bust-up at half-time

BBC The two managers continued their difference of opinion as tempers flared

BBC Pep Guardiola was determined to get his point across

PA:Press Association The tempers first begin to flare up on the touchline as Man City were reduced to ten men

Getty Images – Getty Pep Guardiola laid his hands on Wigan boss Paul Cook as the fuse was well and truly lit

Referee Taylor appeared to change his mind in first-half injury time, after first having the yellow card in his hand and almost writing Delph’s name on it.

This clearly angered Guardiola, as well as the Man City players, who clearly felt Delph did not deserve to see red.

He went face-to-face with opposite number Cook, who remonstrated his point that it was a dangerous tackle on his man Max Power.

As the whistle was blown to bring the first 45 to an end, City players again argued with the officials feeling they had been hard done by.

Reuters Fabian Delph slid in on Max Power in first half injury time, which the referee adjudged to be reckless

AFP or licensors The panel at half-time were split on whether Delph should have seen red

Getty Images – Getty Referee Anthony Taylor swapped a yellow card for a red one and sent Fabian Delph for an early bath

Reuters Sergio Aguero then got involved as things threatened to get out of control at the DW Stadium

But it was on the touchline, and then down the tunnel where tempers really began to rise.

Members of both coaching staffs, as well as security, had to get in between the two warring managers, with Guardiola clearly heard screaming about the decision.

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Former Man City and England star Peter Reid was even caught up in the melee, helping to split the two angry camps.

And the BBC panel speaking at half-time were split as to whether Taylor made the correct decision on the sending off.

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Jesse Jackson Lebrons Slam Dunk For Justice Is Needed

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The Rev. Jesse Jackson says he’s deeply insulted by a Fox News host’s “attack” on Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James.

Political commentator Laura Ingraham criticized the three-time NBA champion for his recent comments about social issues, suggesting he should “shut up and dribble.”

Jackson says it’s important for James, Stephen (STEH’-fehn) Curry, Kevin Durant and other NBA players to keep speaking out against injustice and the behavior of President Donald Trump.

Jackson says people told Jackie Robinson to just play baseball and told Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. to stick to the church pulpit but Robinson and King replied that as men they had to speak out in a troubled world.

Jackson said Monday in that tradition James’ “slam dunk for justice is needed.”

James says he’ll continue to “talk about what’s really important.”

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Twitter Reacts As Pep Guardiola’s Call For More Protection Backfires With Fabian Delph Sent Off For Man City

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PEP GUARDIOLA’S calls for a clamp down on bad tackles appear to have been answered — but he won’t be happy about it.

The Manchester City manager wants more protection for his players following a spate of horror challenges.

Reuters Pep Guardiola’s call for more protection against tackling has been heard

Gabriel Jesus, Kevin De Bruyne and Leroy Sane have received injuries following strong tackles in recent weeks.

City wanted to arrange a meeting with the head of the professional referees organisation to discuss more protection.

MAN DOWN Pep Guardiola and Paul Cook involved in furious tunnel bust-up after Fabian Delph is sent-off

Now Guardiola has got his wish — but it was Fabian Delp who red card against Wigan for a bad tackle.

And Twitter was quick to highlight the irony in the dismissal.

 

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