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Twitter's NFL stream debut reached 2.1 million viewers

The debut NFL game streamed on Twitter on Thursday night reached 2.1 million viewers, the social media company said on Friday.<p>That makes up part of …

Social Media

University of Washington review clears Richard Ellenbogen, doctor with NFL ties

A University of Washington review committee has cleared Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, the pediatric neurosurgeon and co-chairman of the NFL’s Head, Neck and Spine Committee, who was harshly criticized in a congressional report in May over alleged attempts to influence a grant selection process.<p>In a …

University of Washington

A life of discrimination and fear led an Ethiopian marathoner to protest on the world stage

At night, Feyisa Lilesa and his friends hid in the farms to evade the security forces who were arresting people across the country. As a 15-year-old growing up in Oromia region, Lilesa says he was always aware that many of his fellow citizens didn’t approve of the government’s treatment.<p>But the …

Protest

Russian Hackers Leak U.S. Star Athletes’ Medical Information

Russian computer hackers penetrated the World Anti-Doping Agency’s athlete database and publicly revealed private medical information about three of the United States’ most famous athletes.<p>The hackers published documents this week showing that Serena Williams, Venus Williams and Simone Biles …

Team USA

Nike Calls Serena Williams the Greatest Athlete Ever in This Striking U.S. Open Ad

At a press conference at Wimbledon in July, a reporter asked Serena Williams how she felt about going down in the history books as "one of the …

Tennis

Why Lululemon Athletica Inc. Stock Plunged Today

Image source: The Motley Fool.<p>What happened<p>Shares of <b>lululemon athletica Inc.</b> (NASDAQ: LULU) closed down 10.6% Friday after the yoga and athletic-apparel specialist released stronger-than-expected fiscal second-quarter 2016 results.<p>So what<p>Forget Apple! Heres a Better Stock to Buy<br>• He Made 21,078% …

Lululemon Athletica

Serena: Women have work to do for equal pay

After moving ahead of Martina Navratilova for the most Grand Slam match victories by a woman in the Open era, and tying Roger Federer's mark for all …

WTA Tour

NFL Renovations for the Future

The NFL fan experience is evolving and no one can deny it. According to a survey by ESPN.com, only 29% of NFL fans prefer to watch the game in person …

Football (U.S.)

Hope Solo or Ryan Lochte: Whose earning potential was damaged more during Olympics?

Inside sports business<p>One lied to Mom, the American public and infuriated Brazil by needlessly adding to worldwide scrutiny of its crime problems.<p>The …

Olympics

Formula One Sale To Liberty Media "is a done deal"

The long-awaited sale of Formula One auto racing to John Malone’s Liberty Media conglomerate has crossed the finish line according to senior sources close to the deal.<p>One said that all terms have been agreed and all that remains is the formality of signing. “It is being signed on Tuesday,” he says …

Formula One

Underpaid, under-protected: Australian football's women players deserve better

Australian Rules football is part of Australia's national psyche, but I have to confess I didn't like it at first.<p>That didn't stop me from going to my first game a few years ago. It was Sydney University and the Balmain Dockers in the grand final of the Sydney women's competition. It was …

Australia

Twitter Taps Baseball’s Tech Unit for Live Streaming

Social network turns to BAMTech to help stream NFL games and other sports content<p>Twitter Inc. TWTR 21.42 % has tapped an industry pro to help stream its $10 million package of National Football League games this season: BAMTech, the streaming tech unit created by Major League Baseball.<p>The deal, …

Baseball

How the NFL and its stadiums became leaders in Wi-Fi, monetizing apps, and customer experience

Learn how sports stadiums and professional sports leagues have embraced digital transformation to make stadiums the best place to watch the game …

Tech Industry

An internal investigation looking into how Australian athletes were detained by police after attending a Rio 2016 basketball match has reportedly disc...

An internal investigation looking into how Australian athletes were detained by police after attending a Rio 2016 basketball match has reportedly …

The rise of the sports analyst and their contracts of employment

<b>This is an extract from the ‘Employment’ Chapter of the Sports Law Yearbook 2015/16 - UK, Ireland and EU, an eBook publication by LawInSport and</b> …

Ireland

Omega Won The Olympics In Terms Of Value Social Media Brand Value Generated

Dallas based social media intelligence platform MVPindex tracked, measured, and valued all US Olympian’s mentions of sponsored brands during the 2016 …

Olympics

How a coaching revolution led to gold rush in Rio

The NCAA Lets College Olympians Collect Cash for Gold, Because Amateurism Is a Self-Serving Lie | VICE Sports

Pity Christian McCaffrey. He plays the wrong sport. Sure, the Stanford University running back is one of college football's biggest returning stars—a preseason Heisman Trophy favorite and a tentpole performer in a multibillion-dollar entertainment industry. Thanks to the National Collegiate …

College & University

Uncle Sam goes for gold, too: Up to $9,900 per Olympic gold medal

Olympic athletes who bring home medals also bring home cash, which can cost them up to $9,900 in income taxes. Sara Snyder, USA TODAY<p>Michael Phelps swims fast, but not fast enough to beat Uncle Sam, who awaits him at the finish line each time he wins a medal. His total income tax bill for the 2016 …

Olympics