New App Lets Conor McGregor Trash Talk On Behalf Of Fans

One of the biggest trash talkers in UFC history, Conor McGregor, has just released an app which sees him doing the smack talking on behalf of fans. The “MacTalk” app, available on Android and iOS, is a soundboard of 27 of McGregor’s most famous sayings from his fight career and costs $0.99 to download. Instead…

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Tennis Channel adds Mattek-Sands

No. 1 Doubles Player, Holder of Three Current Major Doubles Titles to Comment for Network while on Injury Rehab. Three-Hour Tennis Channel Live at the US Open begins Each Day’s Coverage as More than 175 Hours are Planned for Two-Week Tournament

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Mobile Esports Platform Skillz Named Fastest-Growing Company In U.S.

Esports’ meteoric rise over the last five years has been astounding. Leading the charge is Skillz, a mobile esports platform with over 12 million active gamers. Inc. Magazine recently released its annual Inc. 5000 list, ranking the top privately held U.S. companies by overall revenue growth over a three-year period, and Skillz was at the…

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Philadelphia Eagles Cheerleaders Wear Swimsuit Cleaning Polluted Water

A swimsuit called the “Sponge Suit” — which absorbs hazardous, oil-based debris from the water as the user swims through, cleaning the water in the process — is featured in the Philadelphia Eagles’ Swimsuit Calendar, which was released last week. This technology was created using a hydrophobic, carbon based sponge-like material that is fitted by…

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Australian Basketball Team Perth Wildcats Launch Wilbot Chatbot

Artificial intelligence chatbots are one area where technology continues to evolve rapidly within the sports business. Entering this space is the Perth Wildcats basketball club — the first National Basketball League team in Australia to launch a chatbot with the addition of its newest recruit, Wilbot, which is aiming to engage and build stronger relationships with…

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All 32 NFL Teams To Be Represented In Madden NFL Esports Event

Electronic Arts and the NFL announced on Monday the launch of the Madden NFL Club Championship, an esports event within the Madden NFL Championship Series that involves all 32 NFL teams, marking the largest competitive gaming commitment by a U.S. professional sports league. The competition starts Tuesday with the launch of EA SPORTS Madden NFL 18 G.O.A.T Edition for Xbox One and…

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This Fitness App Enables DNA-Based Insights, Food Image Recognition

The Calorie Mama AI app, which allows users to count carioles by simply taking photos of their food, has added the ability to set individualized fitness goals and create nutrition plans based on the user’s genetic makeup. Palo Alto, Calif.-based health and fitness app company Azumio recently released a new version of its Calorie Mama AI app…

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Iowa State To Use VR, Eye-Tracking For Concussion Assessments

Add Iowa State University to the list of believers in SyncThink’s EYE-SYNC technology. The Cyclones’ football and wrestling programs will be using the VR eye-tracking tech to quickly and objectively make a concussion assessment. ISU’s staff will use EYE-SYNC on the sidelines and as part of the return-to-play protocol. By assessing ocular-motor synchronization deficits, the…

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