$100 to not see games? The Warriors' 'In the Building' pass is Silicon Valley in ticket form

Golden State games will be sold out for the foreseeable future, but they’ve discovered a new way to sell the experience: offering fans passes that don’t include a view of the courtThey say things are expensive in the Bay Area, but this is officially out of hand. The Golden State Warriors are now charging $100 for the privilege to not actually attend games. OK, technically you can watch the court with the team’s new “In the Building Pass”, but only from the television sets in the club areas at Oracle Arena. In the long line of Silicon Valley “innovations” that are just expensive variations on things that already exist, the Warriors have essentially reinvented the concept of “going to a sports bar”.Here’s how the “offer” works: fans get the opportunity to pay $100 for the ability to get into the arena for every home game. That’s basically all they get. They do not get a seat and they don’t even get a chance to see the game in person. Instead they can watch the action unfold on the various televisions at Oracle and, if they want, enjoy some ridiculously priced food and drink at the various bars and restaurants within. Yes, those who have a (non-transferable) pass are eligible for promotional giveaways. No, the offer doesn’t extend to the postseason. Continue reading...

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Sri Lanka v England: Roshen Silva's 85 gives hosts lead of 46 in second Test

Roshen Silva hits a resolute 85 to frustrate England and give Sri Lanka a lead of 46 on day two of an evenly poised second Test.

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Sport on the BBC: Best of this week's TV & radio coverage

This week's sport on the BBC includes the ATP World Tour Finals, the ICC Women's World Twenty20 and the home nations' football internationals.

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VAR: Video assistant referees set to be used in Premier League next season

Video assistant referees are set to be used in the Premier League next season, after clubs agree in principle to the move.

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Davis Cup and new ATP Cup could merge to break impasse in tennis

• ATP and ITF closer to resolving differences after meeting• Dominic Thiem defeats Kei Nishikori 6-1, 6-4 at O2 ArenaA merger of the revamped 118-year-old Davis Cup and the new ATP Cup, which launch within six weeks of each other at the end of next year and the beginning of 2020, is one solution being seriously considered to break the impasse that has gripped tennis for five years, the Guardian has learned. Related: Novak Djokovic fears for Davis Cup as rival event crowds tennis calendar Continue reading...

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Olivier Giroud says it is ‘impossible’ to show homosexuality in football

• Chelsea forward says there is a lot of work to be done• Giroud has posed on the cover of a gay magazineChelsea’s forward Olivier Giroud has admitted he “understands the pain and difficulty” that prevents professional footballers coming out as gay, saying that it is “impossible” to show homosexuality in the sport.Giroud, who is in the France squad to face the Netherlands and Uruguay this week, posed on the cover of a gay magazine in 2012. Continue reading...

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Thousands of Leicester City fans march to honour Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha – video

Thousands of Leicester City fans marched on Saturday to honour former owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four others, who were killed when their helicopter crashed following Leicester's previous home match against West Ham. Fans gathered in Jubilee Square and marched towards the team's King Power Stadium  ahead of their match with Burnley waving Leicester City and Thai flags, with others holding up banners. Continue reading...

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Wayne Rooney's record-breaking England career in numbers – video

Former England captain Wayne Rooney will bring down the curtain on his record-breaking international career with an honorary appearance against the USA on Thursday.The 33-year-old has been invited back into the national team squad to mark his achievements as the country’s all-time leading goalscorer and as the outfield player with the most capsFootball quiz: Wayne Rooney (on and off the field) Continue reading...

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'Solari the stopgap with bigger name to come' - what is going on at Real Madrid?

The relatively unknown Santiago Solari has been placed in charge of Real Madrid - but he is not likely to be in the role for long, writes Andy West.

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Slavisa Jokanovic deserved more time to transform Fulham’s fortunes | Eni Aluko

All too often the very manager who brought success is the one who makes way at the first bump in the roadThe fact we had entered November and not seen a single manager sacked in the Premier League made for a refreshing change. All too often, dismissals are made in a panic and without the long-term good of the club in question taken into proper consideration. This season it appeared a sense of calm and rational thinking had taken over. All managers seem to have been given time.That was until Wednesday, however, when Fulham sacked Slavisa Jokanovic and immediately announced Claudio Ranieri as his successor. Unfortunately, normal service has been resumed. Continue reading...

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Wayne Rooney on England, leaving the Premier League, and life in the US

Wayne Rooney talks to Football Focus about England, leaving the Premier League, and life in the US playing for DC United.

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UFC at 25: Things were a lot different back at UFC 1

BBC Sport throws it back to 1993, when the first UFC numbered event featured a boxer with one glove, non-existent weight divisions and a pair of very tight pants.

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Football rumours: Wenger turned down Fulham with Bayern in waiting?

Today’s rumours think nothing says Christmas quite like an extended trailer for next year’s biopicManchester United defender Chris Smalling could swap life at one mid-table Premier League club for another if speculation linking with with a move to Everton turns out to carry any weight. Tabloid tittle-tattle says the Goodison Park outfit want to take him on a free transfer when his contract expires next summer, but could make a bid for him in January instead. Smalling is currently negotiating a new contract with United, in a state of affairs that cynics might suggest is in some way related to the coincidental appearance of stories linking with him a move elsewhere. Related: Chelsea to let Gary Cahill leave on loan in January as a reward for his service Continue reading...

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James Conner: The cancer survivor starring for the Pittsburgh Steelers in the NFL

Pittsburgh running back James Conner describes his journey, from being diagnosed with cancer while at the University of Pittsburgh, to a sensational season in the NFL.

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England v USA: international friendly – live!

All the action from the 8pm GMT kickoff at WembleyClockwatch: Croatia v Spain and more with Ed AaronsGiggs urges Wales to seal promotion and Euro 2020 boostAnd feel free to email Ben or to tweet @benfisherj 7.24pm GMT A couple of killer pre-match stats, courtesy of our chums Opta:• Lewis Dunk will become the first Brighton player to play for England since Steve Foster vs Kuwait in the 1982 World Cup• Sancho will become the first outfield player to start a game for England while playing for a club from outside of the UK since David Beckham (LA Galaxy) against Netherlands in August 2009 7.16pm GMT Gareth Southgate talks, and says the plan is for Wayne Rooney to play about half an hour off the bench. “We will look to give him 25-30 minutes,” Southgate says. “We’ve a few changes we want to make in the second half of the game, a few players who need minutes before Sunday. There’s a few objectives from the game.” And has the Rooney factor helped in the buildup to kick-off? “We’ve had a nice moment back at the team hotel, where he has presented them [debutants] with their shirts and spoken to them about his memories and what it’s meant to play for England. I think that’s already had a compelling effect on them. It’s been great having him this week to pass on those bits of gold dust really.”As for the likes of Callum Wilson, Lewis Dunk and Jadon Sancho, he adds: “We’ve a good opportunity to look at some players we have not had the chance to work with before, three debutants making their full debuts. It’s exciting, we want to see how they cope against an equally young and energetic team.” Continue reading...

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World T20: Funky dancing, weird catches & a party in the stands as West Indies beat South Africa

Watch the best moments from day six of the Women's World T20 as Stafanie Taylor takes 4-12 to set up a West Indies win over South Africa.

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Anna Gasser makes history as first female snowboarder to land triple cork – video

Olympic champion Anna Gasser has written another chapter in her snowboard career after becoming the first woman to land a cab triple cork. The 27-year-old pulled off the jump on her first attempt at the Stubai Glacier in Austria.The cab triple 1260 involves taking off in the switch position with your 'wrong' foot forward, followed by three and a half rotations in the air, and then landing in the forward position. The Austrian also made history in 2013 with a cab double cork 900 kicker, and 2015 when she became the first woman to land a competition cab double underflip. She also claimed the gold medal in the Big Air competition at the Pyeongchang Games.Winter Olympics: hits and misses from Pyeongchang Continue reading...

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