Esports Curriculum Meets High School Children Where They Play

Many high school kids spend a lot of time playing video games, their parents worrying that they should be studying instead. Every Victory Royale is time wasted away from textbooks. But now there is a curriculum that aims to meet those kids where they play, tapping directly into that love of esports. Developed by the North…

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HomeCourt AI App Tracks Jump Shots From an iPhone

An AI technology that has caught the attention of and received investment dollars from NBA A-listers like Steve Nash, Mark Cuban, Sam Hinkie, and Jeremy Lin was born in a Bay Area pickup game. David Lee’s wife and daughter had come by to watch him play—just as his jumper went cold. “I could not make…

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FanDuel Opens First Sports Betting Retail Location Near Metlife Stadium

FanDuel opened its first retail location for sports betting this weekend at a horse track in New Jersey. The fantasy sports company, and now bookmaker, officially opened shop at the Meadowlands Racetrack in East Rutherford, NJ, a stone’s throw away from MetLife Stadium where the NFL’s Giants and Jets play. The retail location, which comes…

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Young Archer Develops Real-Time Archery Coaching App

When Sriram Bhimaraju was six, his grandfather taught him about electronics. Now, aged 12, Sriram has used that knowledge to build a real-time archery coaching system called Archery Assistant. As a result of his creation, Sriram has been named a finalist in the Discovery Education 3M Young Scientist Challenge. Named after Lord Rama, a Hindu god…

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Chris Renner Named CEO of World TeamTennis

World TeamTennis, the professional team tennis league co-founded by Billie Jean King, announced the selection of Chris Renner as the Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. The announcement was made by WTT co-owners King, Fred Luddy, and Mark Ein.

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ESPN Introduces 3D Spray Charts, 4D Replay for Home Run Derby

ESPN’s Home Run Derby coverage on Monday night will feature new 3D home run spray charts and an analyst-controlled immersive replay for better dissection of hitters’ swings. The 3D spray chart builds off the network’s three-dimensional K-Zone that debuted during last year’s American League wild card game. That recurring rendering of the strike zone only…

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Instantaneously Create Data-Driven Animated Content With Moshare Ltd

New technology from startup ventures is transforming the global sports industry. This Startup Series has introduced over 300 startup companies in the sports technology space to a broader audience by allowing Founders of promising new ventures to tell their story and pitch their idea. Feel free to submit your startup’s answers to the below questions…

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The State of Soccer Technology and Innovation – Pedro Marques, S.L. Benfica

During the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia, SportTechie and N3XT Sports are surveying key soccer experts around the world to understand the current state of soccer technology and innovation. (More soccer technology viewpoints.) Pedro Marques is the technical director of S.L. Benfica. He joined the club in July, and is in charge of the technical coordination of…

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World Cup Debut of VAR Has Improved Refereeing Calls

The common language of soccer players isn’t spoken, but a collection of hand signals and gestures. They shake their arms to signal a hand ball, tug their jerseys to convey that an opponent has been grabbing their kit, or hold up imaginary cards to insist that a caution-worthy infraction has taken place. At the World Cup,…

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