One World Sports (stylized ONE World Sports) was an American sports-oriented cable and satellite television channel. Owned by One Media Corporation, which was led by Seamus O'Brien, the network was primarily devoted to international sports, including soccer, the England cricket team, KHL, the Champions Hockey League, and others. It was the main broadcaster of the New York Cosmos of the North American Soccer League, whose chairman was head of the network.
In March 2017, One World Sports was quietly shut down amid financial difficulties, and "certain distribution assets" of the network were sold to international broadcaster Eleven Sports, who replaced it in its channel allotments with the Eleven Sports Network.
|One World Sports|
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One World Sports was established in 2011 by One Media Corporation, a company led by Seamus O'Brien, chairman of the New York Cosmos of the NASL. The network acquired many of the sports rights formerly accumulated by the America One network.
In November 2016, the channel's staff was furloughed as a cost-cutting measure after it failed to receive a round of funding. It was also reported that the channel was exploring a possible sale. In March 2017, the channel was quietly replaced on television providers by a new channel branded as Eleven Sports Network. There were also allegations that the network was behind on paying the freelancers and other employees who worked for the channel.
On March 16, 2017, Eleven Sports, co-owned by Italian entrepreneur Andrea Radrizzani (stakeholder of Leeds United F.C., and executive of the sports marketing agency MP & Silva) and The Channel Company, officially announced that it had acquired "certain distribution assets" of One World Sports. The brand already operated networks in Belgium, Luxembourg, Poland, Singapore, and Taiwan. Financial details of the sale were not disclosed. The same day, the Cosmos announced a new regional television deal with MSG Network and WPIX-TV.
In response to the unpaid One World Sports staff, Eleven's group marketing director Danny Menken emphasized they had only acquired the network's distribution assets and stated that "people that have issues with [OWS] have to contact management, but we have no shares or relationship beyond the acquisition of distribution assets." One World Sports has become the subject of multiple lawsuits over unpaid freelancers and subcontractors.
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He began his career in Championnat de France Formule Renault Turbo in 1984, finishing second in the championship.
In 1985 he moved to the French Formula Three Championship and finished third in points with two wins.
In 1986 he participated in a handful of major Formula Three races including the Macau Grand Prix and participated in one World Sports-Prototype Championship race in a Porsche 962C for John Fitzpatrick Racing.
In 1987 he made his International Formula 3000 debut and finished second in his first race and won the third race of the season at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps. Trollé finished sixth in the championship.
He returned to the series in 1988 but his season was curtailed after a serious accident at Brands Hatch. However, he still finished 11th in points on the strength of two podium finishes in the first six races.
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Crispino was hired by MSG in 1992 to host MSG SportsDesk and Knicks GameNight. He has since served in a multitude of roles including stints as host of The St. John's Report, Yankees Scorecard, and Heineken Jets Journal. Crispino has also served as a clubhouse reporter for the New York Yankees, a fill-in play by play announcer for the New York Mets, and as the studio host for New York Rangers and New York Liberty. Crispino has called the Colgate Games, the PSAL Championships and Golden Gloves Boxing. At FSN New York, Crispino hosted New Jersey Nets and New York Islanders telecasts.
Crispino has served as a play by play announcer for the New York Knicks, New York Giants, New York Jets, New York CityHawks, PGA Golf, and Bridgeport Bluefish, and was a sports anchor at WNBC-TV from 2005-2007. He also calls basketball for the Big Ten Network.
Nationally, Crispino has hosted College Football Saturday and NCAA baseball regionals for CSTV. From 2002-2006, he served as ESPN's play-by-play announcer for the U.S. Open, NCAA wrestling and tennis, Major League Lacrosse and also called regional college football and basketball games for ESPN Plus. During this time Crispino hosted "Sports Talk" for ESPN Radio. Crispino also hosted Gamenights and Insiders for NBA TV. On July 17, 2018 he was named the voice of the UConn Huskies Men’s basketball and football programs on ESPN Radio (97.9) in CT.Mike Petke
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The Cosmos' ownership group is headed by chairman Rocco B. Commisso.
The team won the Soccer Bowl Trophy in 2013, 2015, and 2016. After a hiatus due to the cancellation of the NASL's 2018 season, the club announced they, along with ten other clubs, would launch a new professional league "in association with the National Premier Soccer League" to begin in 2019.North American Soccer League
The North American Soccer League (NASL) is a professional men's soccer league headquartered in New York City. The league has been on hiatus since completing the 2017 season.
The league was named for, but has no connection to, the original North American Soccer League. The modern NASL was founded in 2009, and began play in 2011 with eight teams, following a 2010 season that saw NASL and USL teams play in a combined temporary Division II league.From its inaugural season in 2011 through 2017, it was sanctioned by the United States Soccer Federation (U.S. Soccer) as a Division II league in the United States soccer league system, under Major League Soccer (MLS) and alongside United Soccer League (formerly USL Pro). However, U.S. Soccer denied the league Division II status for 2018, as the NASL did not meet the sanctioning criteria, and the future is uncertain as the NASL appeals the ruling. After initially postponing the 2018 season, the league was denied a preliminary injunction to prevent that loss of its Division II sanctioning and announced it had canceled its 2018 season and hoped to return for a 2019 season. In July 2018, the league's counsel stated in court that the league hoped to return for a 2020 season. In November 2018, two of the four remaining NASL clubs announced that they intended to launch a new professional league in 2019 associated with the National Premier Soccer League.From 2013 through 2017, the NASL used a split-season schedule running from April to early November, with a four-week break in July. The spring and fall champions, along with the two teams with best combined spring/fall records met in a four-team single-elimination tournament known as The Championship. The winner of the final claimed the Soccer Bowl trophy. While there was no promotion and relegation with other leagues, former Commissioner Bill Peterson repeatedly stated that the league had an interest in introducing it to the pyramid.PRO Rugby
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After the 1966 World Cup was successfully televised in the United States, two new leagues were formed. With international and national sanctioning from FIFA, the CFSA and USSFA, the United Soccer Association was created by a consortium known as the North American Soccer League. The second, independent league, enacted without sanction, was the National Professional Soccer League. By the following year, the two leagues merged and created the original North American Soccer League. Between 1968 and 1974 the championship game, or series (on three occasions), was titled the NASL Final, and no title match was held in 1969. From 1975 to 1984 it became the Soccer Bowl. The winner of the NASL Finals received the NASL trophy. During the Soccer Bowl years the trophy was interchangeably regarded by association as the Soccer Bowl trophy, though the official title remained the same.
The concept for the Soccer Bowl began in 1975 by then NASL Commissioner Phil Woosnam, who was trying to build a neutral-site championship event in the mold of the NFL's Super Bowl. Unlike the Super Bowl, the annual numbering scheme of the match did not use Roman numerals (e.g., Super Bowl XXI) but instead used the last two digits of the year played (e.g., Soccer Bowl '78). The original NASL's last Soccer Bowl took place in early October 1984 in a best-of-three series, as the league ceased operation in 1985.With the formation of the new North American Soccer League in 2009 and their commencement of play in 2011, the Soccer Bowl name was used as the name of both the championship match and championship trophy of the new league. The 2011 and 2012 titles were decided in a two-game aggregate finish. Since 2013 the championship has been a single-game final. For the 2014 season, a new format was introduced, called the NASL Championship, with the final game being called the NASL Championship Final and the trophy the Soccer Bowl trophy.Soccer Bowl 2014
Soccer Bowl 2014 was the North American Soccer League's postseason championship match of the 2014 season to determine the NASL Champion. The event was contested in a one-game match between the San Antonio Scorpions (Fall Season champions) and the Fort Lauderdale Strikers. San Antonio defeated the New York Cosmos 2-1 in their semi-final match while Fort Lauderdale defeated Minnesota United FC (Spring Season champions) in a penalty shootout 5–4 after a 1–1 tie in the other semi-final game.
The match was played on November 15, 2014 at Toyota Field, in San Antonio, Texas and televised live on ESPN3, ONE World Sports, NASLLive.com as well as on San Antonio’s MeTV KSAT 12.2 and Fort Lauderdale’s Sofloradio.com. This was the Scorpions first Soccer Bowl championship. The Soccer Bowl trophy is the third oldest men’s professional outdoor soccer league prize in the United States.Thespakusatsu Gunma
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