Champion Houston Astros Used New Shoulder Test To Monitor Fatigue

A strength assessment for the shoulder rooted in judo, devised by a former cricket player, tested in rugby and administered by a tool repurposed for soccer’s Premier League has been adapted for baseball and used this past season by the World Series champion Houston Astros. The Astros employed the use of ForceDecks — a leading…

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ScoreStream Adds Funding From Intel As Platform Expands Globally

ScoreStream concluded its Series A investment round with key backing from Intel Capital — the tech giant’s venture arm — as the crowd-sourcing high school and local sports app readies its platform for global expansion. “Could you score all the games in the world?” ScoreStream CEO Derrick Oien told SportTechie. “Could I score youth cricket…

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Disney Will Launch ESPN+ Streaming Service In Spring 2018

Disney executives revealed that its new sports streaming service would be branded ESPN Plus (ESPN+) and be available in spring 2018 through a revamped app and permit subscriptions to thousands of additional live sporting events. “This one app experience will be a one-of-a-kind product, offering sports fans far more than they can get on any…

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NFL Engineers’ Concussion Research Could Mean Position-Specific Helmets

The NFL provided the first research update of its Engineering Roadmap, offering data from its video review of every concussion-inducing play from the past two seasons in hopes the work can “galvanize new ideas,” said Jeff Miller, the league executive charged with overseeing health and safety. One early espoused proposal by Jeff Crandall, the Ph.D….

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The Top 9 Technology Storylines From The 2017 MLB Season

Baseball’s most innovative franchise, the Houston Astros, triumphed over a Los Angeles Dodgers roster assembled by a front office with several Ph.D.’s in what was undoubtedly the most data-driven World Series to date. Their sensibilities were an appropriate capstone to a 2017 Major League Baseball season full of advancements. Here are SportTechie’s starting lineup of…

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Facebook Remains Publicly Coy About Sports Rights But Hints Interest

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg didn’t directly answer a question about his company’s plans for bidding on sports rights but distilled their very ethos and mass appeal when describing the content he would like to include under the social media site’s Watch tab. “We’re going to focus our products on all the ways to…

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ePlay Nears Launch Of Augmented Reality Fantasy Sports Game

The creators of ePlay’s forthcoming augmented reality game are taking players’ headshots and molding them onto 3D models to create life-size avatars that will be dispersed throughout streets, shops and cities. Hold your phone up to see Stephen Curry and higher still to see the much taller LeBron James, or at least a reasonable digital…

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