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Doubts about Premier League assistance

The £1 billion provided by the Premier League out of the new £5.14bn television deal for grassroots football, solidarity payments to lower leagues, help for the disadvantaged and other purposes has been generally welcomed by fan organisations. They have also welcomed the intention to make the Premier League a living wage organisation, although some doubts have been expressed about how this will apply to sub-contractors such as match day stewards. read more

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Posthumously Donating Brains Could Become A Trend For NFL Players

Football headlines have been dominated by the NFL concussion debates over the last few years.  Lately, NFL players and the league have attempted to find out more about concussions and the long term effects that they have on players.  One of the biggest recent stories to emerge is two former NFL players agreeing to posthumously donate their brains to find out more about head trauma and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Former NFL punter Steve Weatherford and former NFL wide receiver Sidney Rice have pledged to donate their brains once they pass. …

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Sports Teams Using Periscope Will Make Cable Companies Nervous

Twitter’s much-hyped launch of Periscope last week could lay the foundation for more sports fans to find different options to consume their regular sports programming offered on cable. On Saturday, the Seattle Reign FC, a member of the National Women’s Soccer League, streamed their pre-season match on Periscope. According to Reign FC owner Bill Predmore, Periscope was chosen over Meerkat, another similar video streaming app, for its ability to archive broadcasts and because of its deep integration with Twitter. …

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Mar.30

A Look At Meerkat’s Potential In Sports

Since its launch in late February, Meerkat has been enjoying tremendous viral growth and was the talk of SXSW 2015. Meerkat is a live video streaming app that directly links with Twitter accounts, allowing people to stream a live video to their followers. Everything that happens on Meerkat happens on Twitter, all at once. The possibilities of experiencing live events or interacting with some of the most famous stars in the world is what makes this app so exciting, which is why many are thinking of the endless ways it can transcend into the sports world where teams and players can engage with fans. Celebrities have quickly joined the Meerkat movement, such as comedian Jimmy Fallon who live streamed his Tonight’s Show monologue rehearsal, which drew up to 2,000 viewers in a matter of minutes…

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College Basketball Recruiting: ESPN to Showcase the Next Generation in Marquee Events Throughout April

McDonald’s All American Game, DICK’S Sporting Goods High School Nationals, Nike Hoop Summit and Jordan Brand Classic All Feature ESPN 100 Players; Players in the espnW Hoop Girlz 100 Also Televised in McDonalds Game and DICK’S Nationals ESPN will showcase the next generation of college basketball players in premier events between Monday, March 31, and Friday, April 17, as the 2014-15 high school basketball season concludes. …

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Mar.30

Transcript: ESPN / Tennis Conference Call with Fernandez, Gilbert

ESPN tennis analysts Mary Joe Fernandez and Brad Gilbert spoke with media today on a wide range of tennis topics. Currently, ESPN3 is providing live all-day coverage from the three main stadiums at the Miami Open presented by Itaú, with ESPN television joining for 25 hours starting Wednesday, April 1, through the weekend’s women’s and men’s championships. Soundbites: The struggles of Rafael Nadal, and his candid self-assessment: “Rafa has always been a very straightforward, honest individual. He doesn’t really mince his words, and what he feels, he pretty much lays it all out there. For him to come out, I think that’s what he is going through right now. …

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