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PickUp Raises Seed Round To Help Media Companies Make Sports Content Interactive While Bringing Fans Closer to the Game

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PickUp, a technology platform that helps media companies make sports content more interactive while bringing fans closer to the game, has raised initial funding in a seed round led by KB Partners, and will launch later this year. PickUp enables publishers and content creators to make editorial content interactive through ...

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Monkey Knife Fight Partners With San Diego Padres As Official Fantasy Sports Site

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Monkey Knife Fight (MKF), the fastest growing gaming platform in North America, announced a new partnership with the San Diego Padres. As the Official Fantasy Sports Partner of the Padres, MKF will be prominently displayed on signage at Petco Park and on all the Padres’ social media outlets. In addition ...

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Famer, NBPA Team Up to Launch the NBPA Training Ground

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Famer, the sports coaching and mentorship mobile platform, today announced a landmark partnership with the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) which will allow professional players and elite trainers and coaches to create and share custom personal training videos and communicate with kids and their parents for free. Hosted on the ...

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WTT Moves 2020 Season To W. Va., Matches On CBS, ESPN, Tennis Channel, WTT.com

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World TeamTennis announced it has committed to play the entirety of its 45th season at The Greenbrier “America’s Resort” in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. This will be the first major professional tennis league to resume operations since the worldwide outbreak of COVID-19. All told, the 2020 World TeamTennis season will showcase a ...

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ESPN Celebrates 25 Years of “This is SportsCenter” with Sunday Specials

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They have entertained and amused ESPN viewers for 25 years and along the way have created lasting memories for sports fans. ESPN will celebrate 25 years of iconic “This is SportsCenter” commercials with three programs airing Sunday, May 24, beginning at noon ET on ESPN. The shows will look back at ...

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Greg Norman Hosts Another Special Live Edition of His SiriusXM Show on May 26

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Following the success of his live call-in SiriusXM show last month, World Golf Hall of Fame member Greg Norman will host another live episode of Attack Life Radio this Tuesday, May 26 at 3:00 pm ET/noon PT. Norman and his co-host, Brian Katrek, will take calls from listeners across the ...

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Is ‘The Last Dance’ Just The Start For The All-Encompassing Storytelling Genre In Sports?

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This past weekend ESPN wrapped up The Last Dance with episodes 9 and 10 averaging 5.6 million viewers across ESPN and ESPN2. That was up 10% from the previous week with episode nine reeling in 5.9 million to rank as the third most-watched episode of the run. The original airings ...

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Ready® Accelerates National Distribution

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Ready® Nutrition (@ready_nutrition), one of the fastest growing sports nutrition companies in America, continues to rapidly expand its national distribution network with the announcement of product launches of its Ready Protein Water in select regional Walmart stores and the H-E-B grocery chain. Ready Protein Water is packaged in exclusive, single-flavor ...

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La Vida Baseball Launches Only Live Spanish Language Digital Baseball Show ‘Polvora, Voz Y Diamante’

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La Vida Baseball (@LaVidaBaseball), the nation’s leading multi-language Latino baseball lifestyle media company, today announced that they are expanding their coverage to include a weekly Spanish language offering. Polvora, Voz Y Diamanté which will run every Thursday at 1:00 PM and will be hosted by St Louis Cardinals Spanish Language ...

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EVERFI Launches EduCup Challenge for K-12 Students in U.S. and Canada with Six Major Sports Leagues

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EVERFI, Inc., the leading social impact education innovator, today announced that it is joining forces with six sports leagues to launch a first-of-its-kind education challenge for students who are homebound during the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, National Football League in partnership with United Way Worldwide, ...

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