German Football: Hawk-Eye’s VAR Technical Problems Unacceptable

The German Football League has issued a statement with sharp criticism of the “massive technical problems” in the Video Assistant Referee system from service provider Hawk-Eye, calling the outages “unacceptable.” Use of the VAR system that was supposed to assist match officials on the field with game-changing decisions was either unavailable or temporarily unavailable at…

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Mount Sinai at US Open for 5th year

NEW YORK, NY – For the fifth consecutive year, Mount Sinai will serve as the official medical services provider for the 2017 US Open Tennis Championships. Mount Sinai orthopedic surgeons, sports medicine physicians, and musculoskeletal radiologists will deploy the latest…

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Groppel takes tennis to new heights

Tennis made its way to the top of Mount Kilimanjaro in August, when Dr. Jack Groppel, the Health and Wellness Advisor to the Tennis Industry, ascended the 19,341-foot summit with a “Net Generation” tennis racquet and ball then volleyed atop…

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Formula 1 Enters Esports Arena With Launch Of Annual Competition

In September, Formula 1 will dive head-first into esports with the arrival of the Formula 1 Esports Series. Set to be an annual competition, it will crown a Formula 1 Esports Champion Expert. The Formula 1 Esports Series is a partnership between Formula 1, esports company Gfinity and racing games developer Codemasters, which is releasing the 2017…

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How Artificial Vision Helps A Visually-Impaired Triathlete Succeed

Steve Walker is a Marine Corps veteran who has competed in more than a dozen triathlons. Among those, he has completed two full Ironman competitions — swimming, cycling and running across 140.6 continuous miles. He’s also nearly blind. Walker has retinitis pigmentosa, an inherited degenerative eye disease that has gradually reduced his field of vision…

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Athletes Help Company Using Video Games For Concussion Management

Hayley Wickenheiser once won multiple medals in Olympic and world championship competition for the Canadian national hockey team. Recently, she joined another high-profile team: the professional advisory board of Highmark Interactive, a medical technology company seeking to change how athletes manage concussions and other brain injuries. Wickenheiser is one of three former athletes to form…

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Nielsen Launches Esports Vertical To Track Gaming Valuations

Esports has become such big business that mobile platform Skillz is the country’s No. 1 private company for growth by one recent estimate and the Paris 2024 Olympics organizers are considering its inclusion as a medal event. Those are just a pair of sample headlines from this month, so it’s little wonder that Nielsen, the…

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