EA Sports has already set up broadcasts for future events on their YouTube page. You can view Group Stage play from A to D as well as the Playoff Stage from the Wild Card round to the Finals. YouTube even has a feature to set a reminder in case you forget to tune in on that day.How to stream the Madden Bowl on ESPNESPN won’t be featuring the Group Stage play, the Wild Card or Quarterfinals on its television broadcast. But the ESPN App, or ESPN3, will be live streaming games from the Madden Bowl. You can look at the upcoming events for the Group Stage play here.The ESPN App also currently has Road to the Madden Bowl episodes available. These are three 30-minute episodes documenting the journey some of the competitors made to get to this point. The 2020 Madden Bowl has finally arrived after it was slightly delayed as EA Sports figured out a plan in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.With not many other sports going on at the moment, you might be intrigued to watch the competitive Madden scene. Thankfully for you there a number of ways to watch the event, which we’ll explain in further detail below. ESPN will be airing the games live, but there are still a few ways to watch if you don’t have access to cable. EA Sports will also be broadcasting the games on their Twitch channel for Madden and their main YouTube channel. You can also stream the games on the ESPN app if you prefer.MORE: Full Madden Bowl 2020 bracketMadden Bowl streaming scheduleEventDateTimeStreamGroup Play: AMay 65-10 p.m. ESTTwitch/YouTube/ESPN AppGroup Play: BMay 75-10 p.m. ESTTwitch/YouTube/ESPN AppGroup Play: CMay 85-10 p.m. ESTTwitch/YouTube/ESPN AppGroup Play: DMay 95-10 p.m. ESTTwitch/YouTube/ESPN AppWild CardMay 145-9 p.m. ESTTwitch/YouTube/ESPN AppQuarterfinalsMay 155-9 p.m. ESTTwitch/YouTube/ESPN AppSemi-finals, FinalsMay 165-9 p.m. ESTTwitch/YouTube/ESPN 2The 16 finalists will compete in the Group Stage from May 6 to May 9. The groups are made up of four competitors each and at the end of group play, only three from each group will advance to the Playoff Stage. The Playoff stage lasts from May 14 to May 16 with single elimination games.Every game will be broadcasted on EA Sports’ Twitch and YouTube channels. The ESPN App will be broadcasting the Group Stage as well as the Wild Card and Quarterfinals. ESPN2 will be airing the Semi-finals and Finals on television.Live stream the Madden Bowl on TwitchEA Sports’ Madden Twitch channel will be streaming the games live in the video above. To incentivize viewers to watch these games, EA Sports will be giving out Twitch Drops during the broadcast of highly coveted MUT cards.Live stream the Madden Bowl on YouTube
Mason City’s second ward councilman Will Symonds was our guest on “Ask the Mayor” on April 17, 2019. Listen back to the program below
MASON CITY — A plea change hearing is scheduled for next month for a Mason City man accused of sexually abusing a teenage girl. 34-year-old Ruben Ramirez was accused by authorities of committing a sexual act with a 15-year-old girl sometime in February and March at his residence in the 500 block of North Adams. Police say that Ramirez was aware of the girl’s age at the time. Ramirez was charged in May but he failed to appear for a court hearing in June, with a nationwide warrant being issued for his arrest. He was located in the Dakota County Jail in Nebraska and was brought back to Iowa where he was arraigned last month, entering a written plea of not guilty to one count of third-degree sexual abuse. His trial was scheduled to start on Tuesday, but online court records show that his attorney filed a written plea of guilty to the charge. Third-degree sexual abuse is a Class C felony punishable by up to ten years in prison. Ramirez is scheduled to be in court on December 3rd for his plea change hearing.
DES MOINES — A group of Democrats in the Iowa legislature is urging the governor and Republican leaders to immediately pass three criminal justice reforms, starting by banning law enforcement from using choke holds.Representative Ras Smith of Waterloo said the state attorney general and county attorneys should be given clear authority to investigate cases of police misconduct.“No one law will end racism or end inequities that we face,” Smith said during a news conference. “This won’t happen overnight, but today we can begin to respond to the crisis, to bring justice for George Floyd and work for the day where no Iowan has to live in fear of becoming another hashtag.”The third action the group seeks is a ban on hiring police officers with a history of serious misconduct.“This is where we turn our outrage into organizing,” Smith said. “This is where we turn our organizing into ordinances that make sure that our state, our union are more fair than they’ve ever been.”The group of lawmakers invited Yena Balekyani, a young woman who’s been protesting in Des Moines, to speak at their news conference on the state capitol steps.“I am holding you guys accountable,” she said. “I will be here and if this does not pass, I will be in the streets. We will be out here every single night until black lives matter.”Democratic lawmakers say it’s clear they now “have the ear” of Republican Governor Kim Reynolds, who said earlier this week she’s working on legislation to address racial profiling, but Representative Smith and others say it’s time for action now, not six months from now.“And we’ll continue to ask for her support and push her to make sure that she helps us to make sure that every Iowan is treated equitably,” Smith told reporters.The governor, during a news conference inside the capitol half an hour later, these and other racial justice proposals are worth developing into legislation.“But you can’t fix it overnight,” Reynolds said, “and we are making progress.”Reynolds said she’s committed to having ongoing conversations about constructive policy changes, including the three outlined today.“It doesn’t mean no. It doesn’t mean it can’t continue to move forward, but it also doesn’t mean that if we can’t done in a week that we’re done,” Reynolds said. “We’re going to continue to have those conversations. We’re going to continue to work on it and we’re going to address the concerns that we’re hearing from Iowans.”Black Lives Matter protesters in Des Moines are planning a march to the state Capitol tonight.
Maria Sharapova celebrates her winTianjin, China | AFP | Five-time Grand Slam winner Maria Sharapova was made to fight by 102nd-ranked teenager Aryna Sabalenka at the Tianjin Open on Sunday before winning her first title since her 15-month doping ban.The former world number one, who returned to action in April, came from behind in both sets and needed four championship points in the tie-breaker before beating the 19-year-old 7-5, 7-6 (10/8).Maria Sharapova def. Aryna Sabalenka 7-5 7-6(8) to win her Singles Title #36 and her first #TianjinOpen. Her first title since 2015! pic.twitter.com/DsHGPpYIh7— Rodri #SharaFamily (@SharapovAce) October 15, 2017Sharapova clasped her hands to her chest in delight as she absorbed the feeling of winning her 36th tour title and first in more than two years since the 2015 Italian Open.Sharapova, 30, was contesting the seventh tournament of what has been an injury-plagued and controversial comeback since testing positive for the banned substance meldonium in early 2016.She exchanged 11 breaks of serve with the Belarusian, who has yet to win a WTA trophy, before finally clinching it in the tie-breaker when the teenager put a forehand return long.In a tight final of high-decibel shrieking, Sabalenka was broken in the opening game but any expectations that she would roll over quickly dissolved when she won four games in a row to go 4-1 up.Sharapova’s coach Sven Groeneveld urged her to use the body serve, and momentum immediately shifted as she held the next game and then edged a nine-minute game seven to wrestle it back on serve.THE MOMENT! @MariaSharapova wins the 2017 Tianjin Open 7-5, 7-6 in just over 2 hours ? #tianjinopen #Sharapova pic.twitter.com/kSQyqrgr3N— Tianjin Open (@TianjinOpen) October 15, 2017 #36 I will always remember you ? pic.twitter.com/GEczLqGRRd— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) October 15, 2017Sabalenka angrily slammed her racquet down as she double-faulted to be broken for a third time and with Sharapova serving at 6-5, the Belarusian overcooked a forehand to hand over the set.The second set followed a similar pattern and Sabalenka was 5-1 up before Sharapova reeled her in, breaking three times — and saving a set point along the way — before serving for the match at 6-5.But a double fault from the Russian took it to a closely contested tie-break, where Sharapova held championship points four times before finally sealing it after two hours and five minutes.@MariaSharapova and her 36 trophies #Tennis #WTA #Sharapova pic.twitter.com/5fuVy0zLRB— Sharapova Brasil (@SharapovaBR) October 15, 2017Sharapova, whose ranking has dropped to 86, has been playing on wildcards this season. Her return has proved divisive, with some rivals insisting she shouldn’t be back on tour at all.She now heads to next week’s Kremlin Cup in Moscow for the first time since 2007, after also being given a wildcard to play in what is her home tournament.bur/th/smShare on: WhatsApp
With Manchester United dumped out by Sevilla and Tottenham outmanouevred by Juventus, Chelsea’s exit means for all the talk of a Premier League resurgence, Liverpool and Manchester City are its only two representatives in the quarter-finals.Spain have three, after Real saw off the challenge of Paris Saint-Germain.– Fastest Messi goal –Andres Iniesta shook off a hamstring strain to start while Dembele was a surprise inclusion, preferred to Paulinho and rewarded for his excellent display against Malaga.Conte, meanwhile, plumped for Olivier Giroud up front ahead of both Alvaro Morata, who was on the bench, and Eden Hazard, who was granted his wish to play deeper in attacking midfield.Within three minutes, however, Chelse’s plan to frustrate was spoiled. Messi started the move and finished it, with Dembele, Luis Suarez and a deflection off Marcos Alonso, helping him find the space to fire through the legs of Thibaut Courtois for the fastest goal of his career.Chelsea responded well, with Willian and Victor Moses both posing a threat down the right, only for Barcelona to strike again in the 20th minute.Cesc Fabregas failed to secure possession in midfield and Messi was away, skipping past a desperate lunge from Andreas Christensen, before taking the whole stadium by surprise by squaring to the back post.The excellent Dembele took one touch and slammed the ball into the top corner.Alonso and N’Golo Kante both went close before half-time, the latter arguably robbing Fabregas of an easier finish with the Spaniard’s right foot. Alonso then clipped the edge of the post with a bending free-kick just before half-time.After an hour, however, any hopes Chelsea had of a comeback were extinguished. Suarez raced through midfield but looked to have hit a wall on the edge of Chelsea’s box.Messi took over, tearing past the rooted Moses and banging the ball, again through the legs of Courtois, into the net.Antonio Rudiger headed against the bar late on but Chelsea could not even find the scantest of consolations. Messi’s work was done.Share on: WhatsApp Chelsea, in touch after the 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge, were therefore unfortunate enough to encounter the striker fresh, free and at his frighteningly brilliant best.At the finish, Chelsea coach Antonio Conte left the field with his arm around the forward, perhaps with nothing to add but congratulations.Conte’s team had chances, particularly in the first half, but the sense was once Barcelona were in front they were content to sit back and counter. Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Barcelona hailed Lionel Messi as ‘The King’ and he handed Chelsea the royal punishment by scoring twice to reach 100 Champions League goals and end their quarter-final hopes.After unfurling a banner showing the words ‘God Save The King’ before kick-off, Barca’s fans were celebrating after just 129 seconds at the Camp Nou as Messi found the net before Chelsea had even made a pass.He then teed up Ousmane Dembele to double Barca’s lead in the second leg of the last-16 clash before registering a century of Champions League goals on his 123rd appearance to complete a 3-0 victory, 4-1 on aggregate.Messi becomes only the second player to reach the milestone in Europe’s premier tournament, following Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo, who has 117 goals in 152 games.By the end, the Argentinian’s scintillating breakaway in the build-up to Dembele’s first Barcelona goal had become little more than a footnote to what was another Messi masterclass.It caps a remarkable five days for the 30-year-old, who sat out Saturday’s La Liga win over Malaga to attend to the birth of his third child.
After Inter and Real, whose poor form continued with a loss at home to Levante earlier on Saturday, Barca’s schedule includes the return tie against Inter in Italy, as well as La Liga games against Real Betis and Atletico Madrid.Even without Messi, they might be confident of seeing off Madrid, whose early-season dip has only deepened while Barcelona have sparked a rival.Since drawing at home to Athletic Bilbao last month to make it three games without a win, they have blown Tottenham away at Wembley, taken a point away to Valencia and now eased past Sevilla, who came into the weekend top of the table.Barca fans had chanted, “don’t touch the badge” before kick-off after president Josep Maria Bartomeu had announced earlier on Saturday that plans to change the club crest had been shelved.They were soon celebrating a goal too as Coutinho bent a sumptuous right-footed shot into the far corner with only two minutes on the clock.Messi doubled the advantage, racing clear on the counter-attack before jinking inside and curling into the bottom corner with his left foot. It was his last significant contribution.Ousmane Dembele was his replacement but Suarez took on the mantle, too quick to his own heavy touch and brought down by Sevilla goalkeeper Tomas Vaclik. Suarez buried the penalty.The game seemed up but Marc-Andre ter Stegen had to make a brilliant double save to deny Sarabia and then Wissam Ben Yedder with his thigh.Sarabia gave Sevilla hope with 11 minutes left, his shot deflecting off Clement Lenglet and in, but Rakitic ensured there was to be no late drama with a well-timed volley. Muriel added what proved only to be a consolation in injury time.Share on: WhatsApp Barcelona, Spain | AFP | Lionel Messi scored and then went off injured as Barcelona beat Sevilla 4-2 on Saturday to move back to the top of La Liga.Messi had to be substituted in the 26th minute at the Camp Nou after falling awkwardly on his right arm, but not before the Argentinian had doubled Barca’s lead with a curling left-footed finish.Barcelona now face an anxious wait, with the Clasico against Real Madrid fast-approaching next weekend.Philippe Coutinho had opened the scoring and Luis Suarez’s penalty, which he also earned, made sure of victory before a three-goal flurry in the final 11 minutes.Pablo Sarabia and Luis Muriel twice reduced the deficit to two, either side of a sweeping volley from Ivan Rakitic.Any joy at jumping above in-form Sevilla, however, was tarnished by the injury to Messi.Before the clash against Madrid next Sunday, Inter Milan visit in the Champions League on Wednesday but Messi’s involvement there would seem unlikely.He fell to the ground following a tussle with Sevilla’s Franco Vazquez and, as his right hand tried to cushion the landing, his elbow appeared to buckle.Messi was helped off the pitch by medical staff and, despite having his right arm heavily strapped while Barca played for nine minutes with 10 men, he finally trudged off down the tunnel.If the injury proves serious, the timing could hardly be worse, given Ernesto Valverde’s team face a difficult run of fixtures over the next month.
Doha, Qatar | AFP | England’s women football team will hold a winter training camp in World Cup 2022 host Qatar this month, officials in the Gulf and the English Football Association confirmed on Monday.The team will train at Doha’s Aspire Zone from January 14-22, said officials in Qatar, as they continue preparations for the World Cup later this year and ahead of taking part in the SheBelieves Cup, a four-team tournament in the United States in February and March.“The training camp in Qatar is crucial for our SheBelieves Cup preparation and an ideal opportunity for us to work as a group as we begin an important year,” said England coach Phil Neville.It the first time the English women’s team has trained in Qatar, although the men’s side played — and lost — a friendly in Doha against Brazil in November 2009.Twenty eight players will make the journey from the UK to the Gulf, with the squad expected to be announced Tuesday.The women’s World Cup takes place in France in June and July. England’s women’s team is joining a host of other sides — domestic and international — currently training in Qatar.Bayern Munich and PSV Eindhoven are already in Doha, with Qatari-owned French champions Paris Saint-Germain flying out on Sunday (13th).At least seven other club sides will train in Aspire during this month.Among the national teams in Qatar are Sweden and Finland, who will play each other in a friendly on Tuesday.The English Football Association, which failed in its bid to host the 2018 World Cup, has previously been a critic of the decision to host the 2022 tournament in Qatar.However, in February last year, the Qatari and English Football Associations signed a “memorandum of understanding” in Doha to “share resources and expertise, develop knowledge (and) understanding” of football issues.Share on: WhatsApp
Ready to strike in Serie A: Carlo Ancelotti has won titles in Europe’s five biggest leaguesMilan, Italy | AFP | As the sole survivor of a coaching shuffle among the leading challengers, Carlo Ancelotti could have the best chance to end Napoli’s 30-year wait for the Serie A title.Yet Antonio Conte’s arrival at Inter Milan has also raised expectations of an end to Juventus’s long domination in the season that kicks off on Saturday.Serie A runners-up Napoli have not held the Scudetto aloft since Argentine legend Diego Maradona inspired them to their only titles in 1987 and 1990.Ancelotti’s campaign begins in Fiorentina on Saturday, after Juventus, now coached by Maurizio Sarri, open their quest for a ninth consecutive title in Parma.Chinese-owned Inter Milan have also changed coaches with former Juventus and Chelsea boss Conte back home in Italy. Marco Giampaolo takes over at AC Milan and Paulo Fonseca at Roma.Sarri came close two years ago when he guided Napoli to runners-up spot, just four points behind Juventus, before moving to Chelsea.At 60, Sarri returns to Italy to coach Juventus as the champions look for a new direction despite five trophy-laden seasons under Massimiliano Allegri.The decision by Napoli-native Sarri to move north has hurt in his home town.“For us Neapolitans, that was a betrayal,” said captain Lorenzo Insigne.“Now we have to try to beat him at all costs.”Ancelotti embarks on the second year of his three-year contract, and wants silverware this campaign.The 60-year-old has won titles in Europe’s five biggest leagues. His Serie A title came with AC Milan back in 2004.He arrived in Naples boasting three Champions League trophies from his spells with Milan and Real Madrid, and a Premier League title from his two-year tenure at Chelsea.The veteran coach insists he has learned from his “transitional” first season.“We drew back the arrow, now we are ready to fire,” he warned. Ancelotti has bolstered in all areas with the arrival of defender Kostas Manolas, midfielder Elif Elmas and winger Hirving Lozano.– New-look Inter –Inter are being remodelled by former Italy boss Conte, who won three Serie A titles in a row with Juventus from 2012 to 2014, and the Premier League with Chelsea in 2017.Belgian forward Romelu Lukaku joins from Manchester United with young midfielders Stefano Sensi and Nicolo Barella arriving in the San Siro.Uncertainly remains however over the future of Argentine forward Mauro Icardi amid reported interest from Napoli.Inter last won the title in 2010 under Jose Mourinho, and open at home against newly-promoted Lecce on Saturday.But even amid uncertainty over how Sarri, who could miss the Parma opener with pneumonia, will adapt to life at Juventus, the Cristiano Ronaldo-powered champions remain favourites.Juventus have spent big with newly-signed Dutch defender Matthijs De Ligt and Turkey’s Merih Demiral.The midfield has been strengthened with PSG’s Adrien Rabiot and former Arsenal star Aaron Ramsey.Giampaolo takes over at AC Milan who missed out on Champions League qualification.The only non-Italian involved in this game of musical coaching benches, is Fonseca, working for the first time in Italy at Roma, who finished sixth last season.Gian Piero Gasperini remains at Atalanta after leading the unheralded northeners to a Champions League berth with a third-place finish just ahead of Inter on goal difference.The side from Bergamo open against SPAL.Share on: WhatsApp
I hope everyone is surviving August, and is getting some free time to go to the beach and enjoy the hot, sunshiny weather we’ve been having. The crowds continue to gather, and tourists keep coming, so please wear your mask around others. This season feels so bittersweet, I always love seeing our seasonal residents return and getting caught up with up them. I also love spending time with friends who are only here in the summer, but that just doesn’t feel like a smart thing to do right now. So, I am sticking to the small circle of friends that I see, masked and distant, and waving to others from afar. Happy birthday to Bonnie Menton, yoga teacher extraordinaire, who celebrates on Friday, and to Kate Taylor, who celebrates on Saturday. Happy birthday, you talented ladies.If you have any Aquinnah Town Column suggestions, email Molly Purves, email@example.com. The Aquinnah Police Department received two reports over the weekend from town residents that packages in their mailboxes were tampered with and items stolen out of the packages. If anyone else experienced this, or has any information relating to this incident, please call the Aquinnah Police Station at 508-645-2313. If no one is at the police station, please leave a message, and an officer will return your call. FYI, mail tampering and theft is a federal crime with serious fines (up to $250,000) and time in a federal prison as consequences.There are lots of ways to keep moving and connected these days. Some are in person and some are online; if you are missing group exercise classes, here are some options. Yoga on the Beach with Rachel Elion Baird, RYT, resumed this week. Classes will continue, Monday through Friday, weather permitting, at 8 am through Sept. 7. The classes are held on Lobsterville Beach, and class size is limited. Text Rachel at 802-989-9992 for further information and to register. Neva Goldstein is teaching yoga classes on Monday and Wednesday mornings at 9 am at the Town Hall, class fee is $15. Preregistration is required, you can contact Neva at firstname.lastname@example.org. Kat Garfinkle is offering a free livestream class, “Mindful Breathing” on Thursdays at 7 am. It’s a short, 30-minute practice that can transform your day. Registration is through the Yoga Barn website, marthas-vineyard-yoga-barn.com. You’ll receive a Zoom link 10 minutes before class starts. The Yard is hosting virtual dance, yoga, and Pilates classes every day of the week; go to dancetheyard.org for details and registration.The virtual Chilmark Road Race happened this weekend. If you ran and have not posted your times, go to runsignup.com. The theme was “running together apart,” and people have posted pictures and stories of their run on Facebook and Instagram. While I know that everyone probably missed the camaraderie and the intense energy of this live event, it was nice to not have to deal with the crowds and the traffic that it creates. The Martha’s Vineyard Author Series continues tonight, Thursday, August 13, at 7:30 pm with an incredible panel to discuss “The Black Lives Matter Movement and the Fight for Racial Justice.” Panelists include Kiese Laymon, David Blight, and Barbara Phillips, and it’s moderated by Ken Mack. This is a virtual event; go to mvbookfestival.com to register.Juli Vanderhoop has opened her Orange Peel Bakery Café at the Cliffs. She is open for lunch with some delicious-sounding specials — slow-roasted pork sandwiches, pizza, and prepared foods. Stop by and try something new.On Thursday, Saskia Vanderhoop will host a summer birding workshop via Zoom, sponsored by the library. How will that work, you might ask. According to the description, Saskia will give an introduction, then the participants will go outside to observe birds, after observing for 30 minutes everyone will return for a discussion. The workshop is from 6:30 to 8 pm, email Julia at email@example.com to register. The library is also hosting weekly crafts on Zoom on Saturdays at 11 am; again, email Julia for the link. The speaker series will continue next Thursday, August 20, with Ann LeZotte, who will discuss her book about the history of the deaf community in Chilmark, “Show Me a Sign.”