Getty Images CBS Sports, Paramount+ and Infront are proud to announce the acquisition of the cinch Premiership and cinch Championship -- the top two levels of Scottish soccer -- as well as the Premier Sports Cup on a multiyear agreement until 2024-25. From July 31, there will be at least 85 matches annually aired across Paramount+ and CBS Sports with Rangers' clash with Livingston and Celtic's trip to Heart of Midlothian getting things underway. "This deal with CBS Sports will ensure that even more football fans across the world will have access to our competitions," said Neil Doncaster, SPFL chief executive. "This is great news for Scottish football and a strong indication of the continuing appeal that our game holds on the global stage. As part of a multi-platform deal, there will be a weekly highlight show from across the league and every Old Firm match between Rangers and Celtic -- the first meeting between the two giants will occur on Sunday, Aug. 29 on CBS Sports . . .
247Sports A highly competitive battle on the recruiting trail will be settled on Wednesday when four-star linebacker Sebastian Cheeks makes his college commitment live Wednesday on CBS Sports HQ at 5 p.m. ET. You can watch the announcement live in the video at the top of the page , on the CBS Sports App or via your connected device (Roku, Amazon Fire, Apple TV). Cheeks made the most of June, jumping on the opportunity to visit his top schools once the NCAA dead period was lifted. He got to North Carolina , Texas , Wisconsin , Michigan and Oregon in a 21-day window, and now those same schools will be tuned into see if their time with the No. 4 prospect from the state of Illinois resonated enough to land his commitment. The 247Sports Composite has Cheeks ranked as the No. 15 linebacker and No. 131 overall prospect in the 2022 recruiting class. In terms of projecting where Cheeks might land, this is a recruitment that seems far from locked up. The 247Sports Crystal . . .
Getty Images When it comes to emotional investment for most casual sports fans who watch the Olympics, it's largely the individual performances of a few high-profile athletes, in addition to overall representation of country, that drives interest. Rivalries exist here and there, but they're not that common, and they're normally positioned in nation-vs.-nation context rather than athlete-vs.-athlete. This is a feature-not-bug attribute for the Olympics; after all, it's freakishly hard for most to make it this far. And since they only hold these things once every four years (when pandemics aren't afflicting the planet), the Games don't offer a lot of fertile opportunity for familiarity between opponents. Sure, world championships provide proving grounds for healthy, familiar competition to brew. But the reality is most of the world doesn't pay attention to what happens in Olympic sports when the competition isn't happening on an Olympic stage. So with that in mind, the . . .
247Sports North Carolina's 2022 recruiting class received a major boost Wednesday when four-star linebacker Sebastian Cheeks committed to the Tar Heels over Texas , Wisconsin , Michigan and Oregon in an announcement broadcast live on CBS Sports HQ. Cheeks is ranked as the No. 15 linebacker and No. 131 overall prospect in the 2022 recruiting class by the 247Sports Composite. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound prospect is UNC's seventh four-star commitment of the 2022 class and 12th total commitment as the Tar Heels continue to fare well on the recruiting trail amid a resurgence under head coach Mack Brown. Cheeks made the most of June, jumping on the opportunity to visit his top schools once the NCAA dead period was lifted before settling on the Tar Heels. "There was a lot that went into it, honestly," Cheeks said. "I want to play for Mack Brown. I see [co-defensive coordinator] Tommy Thigpen as like my second dad. I use the word family around them. They're everything I wanted . . .
The government has launched a “Work Out to Help Out” campaign to incentivise people to get involved in organised sport. It comes after the cross-party Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee heard evidence that more than 100,000 fewer children in England met the minimum 60 minutes' daily activity recommended by the Chief Medical Officer last year compared with the year before. It added the proportion of children and young people not achieving the minimum recommended level of activity is "of significant concern". National School Sport Week: Over 800,000 kids enjoy week-long celebration of sport What is National School Sport Week? National School Sport Week: Over 1,600 schools to celebrate to help boost participation levels Just over half of children and young people achieved the minimum recommended level of an average 60 minutes activity a day in 2020, the report said. "Despite the government allowing people to exercise outside for one hour a day, . . .
A Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) committee inquiry into concussion in sport says urgent government action is needed as sport has been allowed to "mark its own homework". The report called for the government to oversee the introduction of a coherent UK-wide minimum concussion protocol within the next year, mirroring the approach taken in Scotland. It also called for the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) to be more closely involved in sport, with committee chair Julian Knight accusing it of a "dereliction of duty" in leaving it to sports to manage risks themselves. World Rugby introduce independent concussion reviews 'Football's management of concussion a shambles' The report recommended HSE works with sports organisations to establish a national framework for the reporting of sports injuries by July 2022. Within a year of that, all sports should be required to report any event that might lead to an acquired brain injury. "The protections . . .
World number one archer Deepika Kumari survived some anxious moments before getting past US teenager Jennifer Mucino-Fernandez 6-4 to sail into the pre-quarterfinals of the women's individual section and keep Indian medal hopes alive at the Tokyo Olympics here on Wednesday. On a day her teammates Tarundeep Rai and Pravin Jadhav made second round exits, Deepika seemed to feel the pressure initially as she started off hitting the red-zone, capping a poor seven at the floodlit Yumenoshima Park. Deepika lost the first set by one point but she bounced back strongly with three 10s in a row to take a 4-2 lead. She, however, failed to wrap up the match in the fourth set as she misfired a six in her second arrow. The 18-year-old American made it 4-4, winning the set by one-point (25-24). In the winner-takes-all fifth set, Deepika had two 9s to start with before finishing with a poor 8. Needing a 10 in her last arrow to force a shoot-off, Jennifer signed off with a nine in what . . .
Ravindra Jadeja doesn't just swing his bat like a sword after hitting the best of bowlers out of the park. While he might have made that art famous, there's more to the India all-rounder off the field. His hair and sharp beard are often discussed, but it's his love for pets -- especially horses -- that sets him apart from his colleagues. Whether it's Twitter or Instagram, the star all-rounder has shared pictures and thoughts about his love for horses regularly with his fans. On Tuesday, Jadej a posted a photograph on his Instagram Stories. The picture features the left-handed batsman with a horse. "Forever love," he wrote, using the heart emoji and added a horse emoji as well. In the snap, Jadeja is seen holding the hair of the horse as the pet stands still. The brown and white horse stands in a lush green field while Jadeja interacts with it from the other side of what appears to be a cement fence. Ravindra Jadeja posted a story on Instagram with his horse. Photo . . .
Spain's Paula Badosa left the court in a wheelchair after retiring from her quarter-final match against Marketa Vondrousova with heatstroke in Tokyo on Wednesday. Badosa lost the first set 6-3 but was unable to carry on playing after a long medical timeout. Vondrousova embraced her opponent as she sat slumped in her chair. "It was shame to finish this way. The conditions have been demanding since the first day, we tried to adapt as best as possible but the body did not hold out as needed," said Badosa. "I suffered heatstroke as you all saw and I didn't feel fit to continue taking part in the match." Badosa later withdrew from her mixed doubles match with Pablo Carreno Busta. The Spaniards were replaced in the draw by France's Fiona Ferro and Pierre-Hugues Herbert. After a rain-hit day at Ariake Tennis Park, temperatures climbed Wednesday to 32 degrees Celsius (90 degrees Fahrenheit), with the heat index topping out at 37C. Daniil Medvedev again criticised the 11am . . .
A resurgent Indian men's hockey team would look to seal a quarterfinal berth but defending champions Argentina won't be an easy challenge to overcome when the two sides clash in their penultimate pool match of the Olympics on Thursday. With two wins out of three games, world no.4 India are sitting pretty at the second spot in Pool A, which is being headed by the unbeaten Australians which boast of a perfect record till now from three games. Argentina, currently ranked seventh in the world, are placed at the fourth spot with one win, a draw and a loss respectively. After a hard-fought 3-2 win over New Zealand, the Indians, who are in pursuit of their first Olympic medal in more than four decades, were drubbed 1-7 by Australia before the eight-time champions bounced back to outplay Spain 3-0 . India's last of the eight Olympic golds came way back in the 1980 Moscow Games. The Los Leones, on the other hand, drew their first game 1-1 with Spain, won 2-1 against hosts Japan . . .