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PSG fans to get food delivered to their seats thanks to deal with Deliveroo

PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN fans will soon be able to have food delivered straight to their seats thanks to an improved sponsorship deal with Deliveroo. ...

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Call of Duty League - speculation mounts around the value of possible media rights package

CALL OF DUTY is joining Overwatch World League (OWL) and League of Legends Championship Series (LCS) in exploring a traditional sports-style franchise model for an esports league.
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NBA, NFL and MLB looking to score a slam dunk, touchdown and home run with Crypto Collectibles

NBA, NFL and MLB looking to score a slam dunk, touchdown and home run with Crypto CollectiblesTHE big three major sporting leagues in the US are all investing virtual collectibles as they look for new ways to engage with their fanbases and enhance the fan experience. ...

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Overwatch League viewing figures now comparable to major sports in the US

Overwatch League is on target to be one of the biggest leagues in the US - matching the likes of the NBA, NFL and MLB.That is the view ofActivision BlizzardEsports strategy and analytics lead Kasra Jafroodi based on the latest viewing figures for OWL. ...

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NFL teams trial mouth-guard sensors to gather insights on head injuries

THE NFL has been trialing the league's new impact-monitoring mouth guards and cleat-tracking technology during training camps and preseason games in a bid to find data insights that can help reduce the risk of injury. ...

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The German Football League (DFL) is preparing to launch their own OTT subscription service at the start of the 2020-21 season.

The German Football League (DFL) is preparing to launch their own OTT subscription service at the start of the 2020-21 season.They are open to streaming all Bundesliga matches in certain international markets. Live rights to the second-tier 2. ...

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Dallas Mavericks to accept Bitcoin

Dallas Mavericks have become the second NBA team to accept Bitcoin as a means of payment for match tickets and merchandise.
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Move Over Big Screens, Gen Z Turns to Mobile for Shows

A survey conducted bywhistlesports.cominto the viewing habits of millennials vs Gen Zers suggests the new generation are migrating from the big screen to their mobile phone for video entertainment. ...

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Embracing the parent-child bond: how can coaches attune to the influence of parents to better support a young players’ development?

There is sometimes a perception that coaches may view parental input as being more of a hindrance to a player’s professional development rather than comprising a key component. I put this opinion to clinical psychologist Dr James Bickley of Changing Minds during a discussion we had about the influence of parental-child bond and ...

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Dazn’s Sports Streaming Platform Goes Live In Brazil

DAZN has launched its live and on-demand streaming service in Brazil, extending its reach to nine markets across four continents.The service will give sports fans in Brazil access to premium domestic and international football competitions including; CONMEBOL Sudamericana, Campeonato Brasileiro ...

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The development of young football stars in India is getting the Premier League treatment

The Football Innovation Summit constantly aims to update football professionals about the progress and opportunities being made in talent development programs across the globe.We have already highlighted the partnership between the MLS and French Football Federation in regard to coaching young players in North America, i ...

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How Virtual Reality Is Changing Sports Training

The 2nd annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment Summit is to be held in the Bay Area in November. And the sequel to last years successful summit could not have come at a better time as 2018 has been a breakthrough year for immersive technology in sports. Virtual reality (VR), in particular, is trudging ever so clos ...

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Intel going for fan and athlete experience gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games

INTEL is looking to redefine their gold medal standard in terms of fan and athlete experience at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.
After their highly successful collaboration with the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympic Games, Intel is partnering with the International Olympic Committee, the Tokyo Organizing Committee of the Olympic ...

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Youth Development in Germany playing catch up with World Cup semi-finalists England and Belgium

In the past month Borussia Dortmund technical director Michael Zorc and Germany FA director of national teams and academy Oliver Bierhoff have spoken out about youth development in Germany falling behind their rivals.English academies received a big thumbs up from Zorc, who believes England now produce better young players than ...

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Interview with Sohrob Farudi, CEO & Co-founder at the Fan Controlled Football League

Ahead of the 2nd Annual Immersive Technology in Sports & Entertainment in San Francisco next month (November 13-14) we spoke to Sohrob Farudi, CEO & Co-founder at the Fan Controlled Football League to hear his thoughts on the size of the immersive market in sport, how traditional and eSports are becoming ever closer, new
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Tony Strudwick discusses the links between Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United and dominant teams like New England Patriots, Golden State Warriors and Barcelona.

Tony Strudwick discusses the links between Sir Alex Ferguson's Manchester United and dominant teams like New England Patriots, Golden State Warriors and Barcelona. ...

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Barcelona's plans to join the NWSL in limbo due to their deal with Nike

FC Barcelona's plans to join the NWSL is in the balance due to a stumbling block related to the Spanish club's record $174m-per-year sponsorship deal with Nike. ...

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EFL playing a key role in the development of young players

Last month's EFL Youth Development Week highlighted the work being done by clubs outside the Premier League in providing opportunities for young players. ...

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MLS technical director of youth development Fred Lipka on the rise of Alphonso Davies and Miguel Almiron and the next level of the league's evolution

In the final part of our interview with MLS technical director of youth development Fred Lipka, he talks about the rise of Alphonso Davies and Miguel Almiron and the next level of the league's evolution. Fred Lipka hopes Alphonso Davies and not Christian Pulisic will be the example young North American footballers follow. ...

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MLS Technical Director Fred Lipka talks about the evolution of youth development in France and its influence on a quiet football revolution in North America.

In the first of a three-part series with MLS Technical Director of Youth Development Fred Lipka, he talks about how the Elite Formation Coaching Licensee for MLS coaches will help North America produce elite-level footballers. ...

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The key to producing adaptable footballers is to first make coaches adaptable

In part two (of three) of our interview with MLS Technical Director of Youth Development Fred Lipka, he speaks about adaptable coaches and the challenges of working in a country where football is not the dominant sport.  Fred Lipka has a very clear vision of the attributes the top footballers of the future should possess. Top of ...

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Le Havre technical director Michael Bunel reveals the philosophy behind the development of players like Paul Pogba, Benjamin Mendy and Dimitri Payet

LE HAVRE technical director Michael Bunel is rightly proud of the achievements of the club's 'famous Academy'. He puts their success with nurturing talents like Paul Pogba, Benjamin Mendy and Dimitri Payet down to one thing that separates good players from the top players - football intelligence. ...

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The Evolution of Talent Identification in Football

The last ten years has seen significant advancements in technology that have enabled scientific operation to impact not only on match results, but on recruiting new talent. Advanced analytics are now being employed to identify rising stars and reveal previously untapped potential in undervalued players.
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