NFL Embraces Daily Fantasy Sports With DraftKings Partnership

The NFL has partnered with DraftKings on a new multi-year deal that will see the two collaborate on content and daily fantasy games. As part of this agreement, DraftKings becomes the league’s first official daily fantasy partner, though its rights are non-exclusive, which leaves room for competing fantasy brands. NFL branding will appear across DraftKings’…

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The Mental Toll of Injuries: How Can the Sports Tech Industry Help Athletes?

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck stunned the sports world when he unexpectedly retired from the NFL last month. In an emotional press conference at Lucas Oil Stadium, the 29-year-old recounted how his numerous injuries—torn cartilage in multiple ribs, a partially torn abdomen, at least one concussion, a lacerated kidney, a torn labrum in his throwing…

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Why Atlanta United’s Youth Academy Has Turned to PlayerMaker Wearable: ‘Technical Mastery for a Young Player Is Everything’

Major League Soccer’s reigning champion, Atlanta United FC, is arming youth academy players with wearable technology to aid in their technical development. The soccer club, which defeated the Portland Timbers in the 2018 MLS Cup and is currently ranked third in the Eastern Conference, has partnered with Tel Aviv-based PlayerMaker to put tracking chips on…

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NFL Cornerback Prince Amukamara: I’m an Avid Shark Tank Watcher

Our Athletes Voice series gives athletes a forum to talk about how technology has impacted their careers and their lives away from sports. This week, Bears cornerback Prince Amukamara discusses Shark Tank, the tech he uses, and his investment in athlete social media management platform Opendorse.  *** After one of his best seasons last year—including…

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X Games Runs Data Tracking Beta Test at Minneapolis 2019

At the X Games in early August, motocross rider Corey Creed launched skyward off a ramp and rocketed three stories up into the air. Creed seemed to soar as high as the second level of the Minnesota Vikings’ U.S. Bank Stadium, then stuck the landing on the down ramp. On-screen graphics showed that his speed…

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