|| New Zealand
||9 September – 23 October
|No. of nations-
||20 (91 qualifying)
The 2011 Rugby World Cup is the seventh Rugby World Cup, a quadrennial International Rugby Union competition inaugurated in 1987. The International Rugby Board (IRB) selected New Zealand as the host country in preference to Japan and South Africa at a meeting in Dublin on 17 November 2005. Read the rest of this entry »
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The Champions League Twenty20 is an International Twenty20 cricket competition between club teams from India, Australia, England, South Africa, Sri Lanka, New Zealand and West Indies. The Champions League Twenty20 is chaired by Shashank Manohar, who is the President of the BCCI. Read the rest of this entry »
The Royal Rumble is a professional wrestling pay-per-view event, produced every January by WWE, a professional wrestling promotion based in Connecticut.The event was created in 1988, with its inaugural event taking place on January 24, 1988 at the Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario. The event however was not a pay-per-view but was originally shown as a television special on USA Network. The following year’s event was the first Royal Rumble pay-per-view event. The first Royal Rumble match was won by Jim Duggan. The event’s main feature is a Battle Royal-type match, entitled the Royal Rumble. The pay-per-view is a part of WWE’s “Big Four, along with WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series. The Royal Rumble has been classified as being one of WWE’s most popular pay-per-view events.
Professional wrestling is a non-competitive professional sport, where matches are prearranged by the promotion’s writing staff, and is also considered an athletic performing art, containing strong elements of catch wrestling, mock combat, and theatre. Each PPV event features several professional wrestling matches that involve different wrestlers from pre-existing scripted feuds and storylines. Wrestlers are portrayed as either villains or heroes in the scripted events that build tension and culminate into a wrestling match or series of matches.
The Royal Rumble is scheduled the weekend before the NFL’s Super Bowl is played. Usually, WWE has had the luxury of hosting this popular PPV while the NFL has a bye week before the Super Bowl game, which can translate into more revenue for WWE while avoiding competition from football for viewership. Expeptions to this rule were in 1991, 1994, 2000 and 2003, where the Royal Rumble took place at the same day as the NFL’s Conference Championship games (2002 is also an exception but the Royal Rumble overlapped the NFL’s Divisional Playoffs that year)
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The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of the Bronx, in New York City, New York. They belong to Major League Baseball’s American League East Division. One of the American League’s eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles and moved to New York City in 1903, becoming known as the New York Highlanders before being officially renamed the “Yankees” in 1913. From 1923 to 2008, the Yankees’ home ballpark was Yankee Stadium, one of the world’s most famous sports venues. In 2009, they moved into a new stadium, also called “Yankee Stadium”
The 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup was the tenth Cricket World Cup. It was played in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. It was Bangladesh’s first time co-hosting a World Cup. The World Cup was also due to be co-hosted by Pakistan, but in the wake of the 2009 attack on the Sri Lanka national cricket team in Lahore, the International Cricket Council (ICC) decided to remove Pakistan from the hosting countries. The headquarters of the organising committee were originally situated in Lahore, but have now been shifted to Mumbai. Pakistan was supposed to hold 14 matches, including one semi-final. Eight of Pakistan’s matches (including the semi-final) were awarded to India, four to Sri Lanka and two to Bangladesh.
All matches in the World Cup were accorded One Day International status, with all matches being played over 50 overs. Fourteen national cricket teams competed in the tournament, including ten full members and four associate members. The World Cup took place between 19 February and 2 April 2011, with the first match played on 19 February 2011 with co-hosts India and Bangladesh facing off at the Sher-e-Bangla National Stadium in Mirpur, Dhaka. The opening ceremony was held on 17 February 2011 at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka, two days before the start of the tournament, with the final on 2 April 2011 between India and Sri Lanka at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.
India won the tournament defeating Sri Lanka by 6 wickets in the final. India became the first nation to win a World Cup final on home soil. India’s Yuvraj Singh was declared the man of the tournament.
The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of the Bronx, in New York City, New York. They belong to Major League Baseball’s American League East Division. One of the American League’s eight charter franchises, the club was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1901 as the Baltimore Orioles and moved to New York City in 1903, becoming known as the New York Highlanders before being officially renamed the “Yankees” in 1913. From 1923 to 2008, the Yankees’ home ballpark was Yankee Stadium, one of the world’s most famous sports venues. In 2009, they moved into a new stadium, also called “Yankee Stadium”.
As of 2011, the franchise, which most recently won the World Series in 2009, leads the league in both revenue and titles, with 27 World Series championships and 40 American League pennants.Throughout its existence, the team has had some of the most celebrated players in Major League history, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, and Yogi Berra. Forty-three Yankees players and eleven Yankees managers have been inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame,and the team has retired the numbers of 16 people.
The Yankees have achieved widespread popularity and a dedicated fanbase, although during the era of ownership by George Steinbrenner, they acquired a polarizing reputation from heavy spending on player salaries for the sake of recruiting top talent. Their rivalry with the Boston Red Sox is arguably the fiercest and most historic in North American professional sports.To support the Yankees and expand their media coverage, the dedicated television channel YES Network was launched in 2002.
WWE ’12 is an upcoming professional wrestling video game developed by Yuke’s and published by THQ for the PlayStation 3, Wii, and Xbox 360 systems. It is the first game in the WWE series and the fourteenth overall in the combined series. It is the sequel of WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2011. It is also the first game in the series being developed exclusively for current generation home consoles. It is scheduled to be released on November 22, 2011 in North America and on November 25 in the United Kingdom. The game is the first in the relaunch of the “WWE” game series.