Sprint Cup champion shows off new NASCAR app Brad Keselowski introduces a new NASCAR app with Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs. NASCAR’s participation in the world’s largest electronic show is evidence of the leadership role it continues to play in the sports world. After successful partnership announcements last year with Twitter, Google and HP, NASCAR last week launched a new digital platform. The new NASCAR.com will capture the excitement of NASCAR through dynamic video, bold imagery, interactive graphics and the latest news and in-depth analysis. An interactive live leaderboard will provide fans with in-depth information in real-time for each driver on race days, and NASCAR FANTASY LIVE, the official NASCAR fantasy game, will have a new look and feel. Finally, a pair of mobile apps, which will be released before the start of the season, will give fans an unprecedented second screen experience on their tablets and mobile devices.The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is the leading international trade show for companies that make consumer electronics. On an annual basis, more than 150,000 people attend CES and more than 20,000 new products have been launched at the show, including the VCR, HDTV, DVD and the tablet computer. CES also attracts some of the biggest names in Hollywood. At last year’s show alone, celebrity attendees included Justin Timberlake, Justin Bieber, Will Smith, LL Cool J, Jillian Michaels, Ryan Seacrest, and Kelly Clarkson.See more photos of Keselowski at CES below. Brad Keselowski (C) on stage with NASCAR Vice President of Digital Media Marc Jenkins (L) and Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs (R). Brad Keselowski, 2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series champion, and Marc Jenkins, NASCAR’s VP of digital media, joined Qualcomm CEO Paul Jacobs on stage Monday night in Las Vegas during Jacobs’ keynote address to kick off the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show. The trio unveiled a conceptual app that NASCAR and Qualcomm are currently working on which will allow fans at home to watch NASCAR races like never before.
Carnoustie (Scotland), July 18: Indian golfer Anirban Lahiri believes the feel-good factor will stand in his favor when he makes his sixth attempt at The 147th British Open starting here on Thursday.The 31-year-old Lahiri, who was crowned the Asian Tour Order of Merit champion in 2015, hopes to bank on his familiarity with the prestigious tournament as he bids for the Claret Jug at the year’s third Major championship.“There is a feeling of familiarity at The Open. This is the Major championship which I have played the most number of times. I was telling my caddy that I even recognized one of the security guards here. I don’t feel out of place at The Open. Everything is set up like it has always been so it feels really nice to be back,” said Lahiri in an Asian Tour release.Lahiri, a seven-time winner on the Asian Tour, made his Major debut at The Open in 2012 where he came in tied-31st. He finished one rung better in 2015 to mark his best result at the world’s oldest Major championship.Also in his breakout year in 2015, Lahiri clinched a solid tied-fifth finish at the PGA Championship for his career-best result in a Major championship.“For me, the more important thing is to play well. I want to do better than what I have done before. I know I can do that because I have contended in Majors in the past. I am getting a lot of confidence from the golf I am playing right now. “It is not the typical Open, which used to be wet and cold so that makes me more comfortable. The course also reminds me a bit of the Delhi Golf Club, where one can keep hitting two-Irons and keep the ball in play,” Lahiri added.Lahiri has been plying his trade on the PGA Tour since 2015. He has captured three top-10 finishes so far this season.“It has not been the typical preparation for me. I usually play the Scottish Open and then The British Open but this time, I came straight from the United States,” he said.“Also for logistical reasons, I have played only 18 holes. Normally I would have played 36 by now. But having said that, I am still very comfortable in that I have not overplayed. There is no nervousness.”At The 147th Open, Lahiri will fly the Indian flag alongside rising star Shubhankar Sharma, who leads the Asian Tour standings. (IANS)
Ghana began their preparations for the FIFA World Cup qualifier against Comoros with a training session at the Accra Sports Stadium yesterday.Head coach Avram did not have the full compliment of his squad for the first session as some of the players were still yet to touch down due to club commitment.In all, ten players including Asaoah Gyan, Baba Abdul Rahman, Edwin Gyimah and Jonathan Mensah were available for the first session.Local based trio of Fatau Dauda, new boy Samuel Tetteh and Richard Ofori joined them.The rest were Rabiu Mohammed, Mubarak Wakaso and David Accam.Watch as the players went about their first session. –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Andy Murray inspired Great Britain to Davis Cup glory with a straight-sets win over Belgium’s David Goffin to clinch a 3-1 victory and end a 79-year wait to lift one of the most sought-after trophies in tennis.Britain headed into the final day leading 2-1 after Murray and his brother Jamie secured a crucial win in the doubles on Saturday with Leon Smith’s team counting on the world number two to secure a famous win.Murray delivered in emphatic fashion winning 6-3 7-5 6-3, despite a dogged resistance from a fiercely-determined Goffin, to clinch an 11th personal victory in this year’s competition and Britain’s first Davis Cup title since 1936.For Murray, who clinched victory with a breathtaking point, it was another memorable career highlight with his team-mates on hand to join the wild celebrations.The 28-year-old did not wait to put Goffin under immense pressure from the outset and secured a crucial break of serve with a stunning display of power hitting from the back of the court in the sixth game of the match to seize control.The world number two broke to love with an imperious string of points and went on to take the opening set 6-3 in commanding fashion, despite fierce resistance from Goffin on the indoor clay of Flanders Expo. Murray, who has a formidable record from one-set up in matches, saw Goffin force a break point in his first service game of the second set, but the Belgian could not capitalise to seize an early advantage.The Brit proceeded to power through a series of games winning an astonishing 18 successive points on serve to keep pace with Goffin before eventually breaking with the set finely poised at 5-5.Murray refused to let his level drop at all as he took the second set with unerring confidence to give himself a cushion with Britain expectant at just one set away from glory.With Goffin able to play with greater freedom from a losing position, the 24-year-old put Murray under considerable pressure in the third set, repeatedly taking the Brit to deuce on his serve.But when it really mattered Murray, who had won both previous matches against Goffin in straight sets, was able to repel his obdurate opponent and secure an inspired break in the seventh game with a flurry of brutal groundstrokes. It was ultimately fitting that Murray, who has been Britain’s reliable and consistently brilliant leader throughout the Davis Cup campaign, was the man to close out a famous triumph in tennis’s premier team competition.Murray, who already had Wimbledon and US Open titles to his name, as well as an Olympic gold, has now inspired Britain to yet another memorable and historic crown. For the Scot and his team-mates, this was a most magnificent way to end the year.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports