May.06

May.06

ESPN Wins 11 Sports Emmy Awards

Ties Most Wins Ever for ESPN; ESPN Deportes, Monday Night Football and 2014 FIFA World Cup Capture Firsts E:60, 30 for 30, SportsCenter and College GameDay Honored Once Again Bodenheimer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award On a night that was both historic and poignant for ESPN, the network claimed 11 awards – tying its highest total ever – at the Sports Emmys in New York tonight, and saw some of its most familiar faces honored along the way. ESPN’s former president and executive chairman George Bodenheimer received the Lifetime Achievement Award. Longtime SportsCenter anchor and studio host Stuart Scott was honored posthumously and cancer survivor Shelley Smith took the stage – to a standing ovation – fresh off her return to reporting duties. The evening was capped off by an emotional moment when Outstanding Studio Host winner Ernie Johnson of TNT called Stuart Scott’s daughters Taelor and Sydni to the stage and gave them his Emmy. ESPN’s triumphs at the Sports Emmys, presented for the 36th year by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, were highlighted by a first-time win by ESPN Deportes in the on-air personality Spanish-language category, ESPN’s camerawork during its 2014 FIFA World Cup coverage and an Emmy for Monday Night Football’s post-produced graphics design. …

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May.05

May.05

College Softball Conference Tournaments: 50 Games, 11 Championships

Television: ACC and American Athletic Conference Championship Games and entire SEC Tournament ESPN3: Atlantic Sun, Big South, Horizon League, Missouri Valley, Southland, Southern, Sun Belt, SWAC Championship Games Big 12 and Pac-12 Key Matchups NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show on ESPNU With the 2015 NCAA Division I Softball Championship approaching, ESPN will provide coverage of 11 college softball conference championship games (Saturday, May 9 & Sunday, May 10) and more than 50 conference tournament games (Wednesday, May 6 through Friday, May, 8) leading into the NCAA Softball Championship Selection Show Presented by Capital One (May 10 at 10 p.m. E.T. …

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May.05

STATS Acquires Prozone For Player Performance Tracking

STATS, LLC has announced its newest acquisition, Prozone, a frontrunner in sports performance analytics and athlete tracking. Prozone has a large global presence (it currently spans four continents), enabling STATS to expand its own sports coverage geographically in addition to adding other technologies to its repertoire. STATS has acquired three companies in as much as two months – Prozone, Automated Insights and Sports Network.  This latest deal is monumental, as Prozone keeps a database of over 100,000 players, and is able to capture proprietary data from more than 12,000 sporting events each year. …

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May.05

Garbanzo picked as reserve for USL TotW

; CHARLESTON — Rookie forward Ricky Garbanzo — the Costa Rica-born South Carolinian who starred at Northwestern High School in Rock Hill and Coastal Carolina University in Conway before joining the professional ranks in Charleston — earned his first USL honor on Tuesday. A panel of media voters representing each USL market picked Garbanzo as […]

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May.05

On-Court Projection Mapping Becoming Next Big Thing In NBA

Projection mapping is becoming the hot new tech used by NBA teams before a game to pump up the crowd. Recently, the Los Angeles Clippers became one of several teams to incorporate projection mapping at their stadium. They first demonstrated the tech in a regular season game against  Denver Nuggets where they turned the floor at the Staples Center into a spectacular site. With this projection mapping, eight high-definition (1080p) projectors are focused on the court layering images on top of one another. These projects allow for teams to get extremely creative with the designs and spectacles they produce for the crowd. …

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May.05

May.05

May.05

‘Gefühle beiseitelegen':Thiagos Heimkehr

Geboren in Italien, Sohn brasilianischer Eltern, aufgewachsen in Spanien und Brasilien – der Begriff Heimat ist im Fall von Thiago Alcántara do Nascimento nicht so einfach zu definieren. Oder doch?! Denn die Reise zum Halbfinal-Hinspiel in der Champions League beim FC Barcelona führt den 24-Jährigen zurück zu seinen Wurzeln. In die Stadt und zu dem Verein, wo er die längste Zeit in seinem Leben (8 Jahre) verbrachte…

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May.05

May.05

Nike’s Newest Football Cleats Are Packed With Technology

Nike recently unveiled their newest tech-filled lineup of cleats that includes the CJ Elite TD, Calvin Johnson’s signature cleats, and three other designs that will aim to cater to the needs of any type of player. On the company’s website, Nike’s football cleat designer, Ken Link said, “We recognize different positions have different needs and wants.” He went on to talk about how Nike’s newest cleats will allow players of any size to play at the speed they want to. & Get The Latest Sports Tech News In Your Inbox! The Nike Vapor Speed cleats, features the Vapor Untouchable, which will be the first football cleats that utilize Nike’s Flyknit technology. The Untouchable was made to make the cleats feel like a part of the feet and uses the Flyknit technology to give the player the support of a mid-cut shoe with the feel of a low-cut shoe…

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May.05

May.05

Messi sieht ‘keinen Favoriten':’Uns steht ein großes Spiel bevor’

Die Spieler des FC Barcelona lachten, feixten und applaudierten, als sie am Dienstagmittag in der Ciutat Esportiva Joan Gamper ihr Abschlusstraining vor dem Champions-League-Halbfinal-Hinspiel gegen den FC Bayern abhielten. Eine gewichtige Rolle im katalanischen Wohlfühlklima spielte natürlich auch Lionel Messi, der nach der stimmungsvollen Einheit erstmals seit Juli 2013 in einer Pressekonferenz Rede und Antwort stand – vor 180 Journalisten, 35 TV-Kameras und 20 Fotografen. „Wir stehen im Halbfinale gegen ein hervorragendes, großes Team“, so der viermalige Weltfußballer im prall gefüllten Pressekonferenzraum unweit des Camp Tito Vilanova, dem Haupttrainingsplatz der Katalanen, den der Klub in Gedenken an seinen früheren Trainer umbenannt hat

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May.05

Tickets to Battery’s 1st USOC match on sale

; CHARLESTON — Tickets for the Charleston Battery’s second-round match in the 102nd US Open Cup tournament on Wednesday, May 20, are now on sale both over the phone and online, with free parking and seats available for as little as $5. The first round of the tournament is contested by semi-professional teams, who must […]

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