Shorts: Major League Baseball, Spurs, British Taekwondo

Major League Baseball (MLB) has announced the launch of Home Run Derby X (HRDX), a new baseball format that will debut in London.

The London event, which will take place at Crystal Palace Park on July 9, is part of a global tour aimed at introducing new fans to the game. Additional HRDX locations will include Seoul and Mexico City later in 2022.

The London HRDX event will see UK content creators and influencers team up with former MLB All-Stars and World Series champions including Johnny Gomez, Adrien representing MLB teams Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Ann Gonzalez, Gio Soto and Nick Swisher Dodgers and New York Yankees.

Tottenham Hotspur plans to visit Israel as part of pre-season preparations, sports Report. The Spurs confirmed in February that they would also tour South Korea as part of preparations for the 2022-23 season.

The trip might just be a short stop to play games or a few days of competition and training. It will be Spurs’ first international pre-season tour since 2019.

GB Taekwondo has signed a three-year sponsorship deal with Spanish taekwondo equipment company Daedo to help manage the UK national team in preparation for the next Olympic and Paralympic Games as well as the World and European Championships.

Headquartered in Barcelona, ​​Daedo is the leading Taekwondo Protective Scoring System (PSS) provider and has been the PSS provider for the past three Summer Olympics during London 2012 and Tokyo 2020.

Coaches’ Voice, the football coaching platform co-founded by David Sharma and former Manchester United and Chelsea chief executive Peter Kenyon, has announced the acquisition of sports software provider Sport Session Planner.

“Sport Session Planner is widely regarded as the world’s premier digital coaching system, and we are delighted to have acquired this business and integrated a product that perfectly complements the existing Coaches’ Voice offering,” David Sharma said. “We see a fantastic opportunity to integrate two existing coaching communities and provide unparalleled advice to coaches at all levels.”

Manchester United footballer Phil Jones has partnered with Stockholm-based media platform Antourage to launch a new Metaverse membership programme, Red Lion Sports Club (RLSC).

The RLSC describes itself as “a unique place in the metaverse where athletes and fans can hang out, watch content, play games, support great causes, and compete to win prizes.”

British Cycling has announced that the 2022 British National Road Championships will take place in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

The championship will begin with a time trial that starts and ends at the Crichton Estate in Dumfries on June 23rd.

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