Sports Technology

Amazon Positions Self As One-Stop Video Shop With NFL Package

NEW YORK — In hearing Amazon executives discuss the kickoff of its Thursday Night Football streaming package next week, a few insights emerged about …

Amazon

Nintendo Switch includes hidden version of its classic (and awesome) golf game

By almost any measure, 1984 was a fantastic year. Ghostbusters hit theaters. The Tigers won the World Series. Wendy's "Where's the Beef" commercial …

Golf

Lucas Wachs Goes Pro For Lib Tech

Lucas Wachs is now pro for Lib Tech Skis (which are thankfully no longer called Narrow Ass Snowboards). I had kind of assumed he already was, simply …

Skiing

Microsoft’s Satya Nadella inspires Pete Carroll at Seahawks practice and gets signed ball from coach

The Seattle Seahawks know a thing or two about rallying around inspirational voices — whether it’s head coach Pete Carroll or players ranging from …

Science

How NFL Football And Player Trackers May Permanently Change The Game

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — It was just the play that took the wind out of the New York Giants’ sails in their Monday night game against the Detroit …

Canadian Football League

Marshawn Lynch calling: Wireless carrier partners with NFL star to launch ‘Beast Mobile’ cell plan

Marshawn Lynch may no longer be a Seahawk, but that’s not stopping a Seattle-area wireless carrier from teaming with the NFL star for a new phone …

Science

Sounders FC replace Ticketmaster with SeatGeek’s tech-fueled ticketing platform

Goodbye, Ticketmaster. Hello, SeatGeek.<p>The Seattle Sounders on Wednesday announced a new deal with SeatGeek, a New York-based startup that offers a …

Science

Fox readies its VR suite for a key college football matchup

From Super Bowl 51 to the recent Gold Cup broadcasts, Fox Sports has been ramping up its virtual suite tech to let viewers view big sporting events in virtual reality. Now the broadcaster, in association with fast-food company Wendy's and the sports VR group LiveLike, has plans to offer a similar …

Technology

WatchESPN: Live Sports, Game Replays, Video Highlights

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Cookies

College Softball Approves Bat Sensor Tech For In-Game Use

The NCAA Softball Rules Committee approved the use of swing-tracking bat sensors during games for the coming 2018 season, becoming the first major …

Softball

STRIVR CEO: Dallas Cowboys Use Virtual Reality In Addition To Weight Room

CHICAGO — The growth of STRIVR, a leader in virtual reality human performance training, is well documented. Their expansion into various segments of …

Virtual Reality

Get The Newschoolers App Now

Newschoolers, the home of freeskiing, was founded back in 1999 with one simple goal in mind: to bring skiers from around the globe together. Since …

Skiing

Trevor Bauer And Driveline Baseball Pioneer Data-Driven Pitch Design

Baseball history is awash with stories of pitchers adding new pitches to their repertoire by the same rote method: a teammate or coach suggests a …

Major League Baseball

PGA Tour taps Intel for VR coverage of six upcoming tournaments

Intel has been powering virtual reality sports viewing for some time now. The chip maker has enabled VR for the Olympics, Major League Baseball and the National Football League, and has taken virtual reality to the golf course with the PGA. It's this last partnership in the news now, with Intel and …

Technology

NASCAR Cup Champions Discuss Use Of Wearables And Analytics

NEW YORK — When Kevin Harvick first wore a Polar heart-rate monitor during a NASACR race a few years ago, he sent the data back to the company for …

Motorsport

Oppo's Barcelona FC phone is the ultimate soccer swag

Technology

In Focus | Sports and Virtual Reality

In this new age of sports viewing, you can still sit on your couch and watch a football game. Or go to the ballpark and catch a few innings of …

Virtual Reality

IndyCar Looks To Attract Younger Audience With Virtual Reality Content

MANDT VR has teamed up with IndyCar to capture the 2018 Verizon IndyCar Series season like never before — giving fans backstage access in virtual …

Technology

Follow your favorite local sports teams with Apple’s latest TV update

Its venerable phone line wasn't the only newly minted product Apple showed off at the iPhone 8 event on Tuesday. Eddie Cue announced onstage that the company will expand availability of its TV app to seven new countries by the end of the year and will be adding local news and sports programming as …

Apple

Baseball tech: Apple shows off new iPhone 8 augmented reality feature for MLB At Bat app

As part of Apple’s flurry of announcements today, the company unveiled new augmented reality features for its new iPhone devices and showed off the …

Augmented Reality

Hate sports? There's about to be an internet TV bundle for that

For decades, TV consumers have had to pay a premium for sports whether they want to or not.<p>A new bundle could end all that.<p>A group of cable companies …

Business

NFL apologizes to Canadians

The NFL on Monday addressed DAZN’s d’zastrous debut as Canada’s exclusive option for watching games live.<p>In a statement provided by the NFL to …

Southwestern Ontario

Seahawks aim to enhance gameday experience for fans with revamped high-tech video-control room

The biggest upgrade at CenturyLink Field this season may go unnoticed by most Seahawks fans — and that’s just the way the team likes it.<p>Tucked in the …

Science

Tim Duncan pledges up to $1 million and pleads for more help for U.S. Virgin Islands

Declaring that “time is of the essence,” Tim Duncan asked for help for his native U.S. Virgin Islands in an essay published Friday by The Players’ Tribune. The 41-year-old former San Antonio Spur pledged to match donations up to $1 million and said he had already contributed $250,000 to aid the …

Technology

Brockie on the verge of a half century of goals for SuperSport

Jeremy Brockie is on the verge of a major personal milestone of reaching a half century of goals for SuperSport United when he return to action in …

South African Soccer

NFL star Russell Wilson launches new Seattle startup to connect ‘superfans’ with celebs, raises $9M from Amazon, Alibaba, YouTube founders

As Russell Wilson describes the ethos of his new startup, it feels like you’re inside his Seahawks huddle, driving down the field in the fourth …

Startups

Forget fantasy football: This new startup backed by NFL team owner Paul Allen pits esports fans against each other

Esports is a $700 million global industry, and growing rapidly. And while traditional sports fans may scoff at professional video gamers dueling in …

Startups

NFL using technology in footballs for even more statistics

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (AP) — The NFL will be able to know the speed, location and even the rotation of the league's footballs this season under new technology being used with the ball itself.<p>For fans, that will mean even more statistics.<p>Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tags will be in footballs …

Sports

New Trackman Range to debut at Detroit-area practice facility this fall

Have you ever dreamed of having all the power of Trackman launch monitors when you're practicing on the range, but without having to purchase the …

Golf

What if a pro sports announcer called video game glitches?

As long as there are video games, there will be video game glitches. These moments that defy physics, logic, and sometimes even common decency can be …