The NBA, NFL and MLB are dreaming up ways to play amid a pandemic, with talk of isolating players in Arizona or Las Vegas or maybe on the moon. It all sounds great, until you talk to people who actually know science. The proposals multiply almost as fast as the coronavirus: The NHL can play […]
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Major sports broadcasters are leaning into eSports to fill the programming gaps left from leagues canceling professional sports games because of coronavirus. The state of play: ESPN on Sunday aired 12 hours of esports including Rocket League, NBA 2K, and Madden. Fox Sports aired its first Madden esports tournament last week after agreeing on a […]
An unusual design process combining recklessness, imagination, and computers created one of the fastest-growing sports in history. The promise of kiteboarding is that a wind strong enough to draw small whitecaps from the water can take you on a magic-carpet ride. But the same wind can be dangerously uncontrollable.Photograph from Alamy Just as he […]
This esports franchise is getting a $50 million arena alongside Philadelphia’s NBA, NFL, and MLB teams
Philadelphia Fusion Arena Comcast Spector and The Cordish Companies plan to build a $50 million arena for the Philadelphia Fusion, an esports team in the Overwatch League. The Fusion Arena will be located in the center of the Philadelphia Sports Complex, adjacent to the city’s NBA, NFL, and MLB venues. The venue will span 60,000 […]
Wristbands that help babies get a better start, a porta gaming console, better football helmets and super sustainable crops.
Mark Zuckerberg didn’t get the IPL but he may have a shot at pro football.
A brand new sport has been created specifically due to new technology: Dronesurfing. A professional cinematographic company called Freefly used a drone, the Freefly Alta 8, on a day with minimal waves to help pull their boarder across the water. While the drone does have a 20-pound maximum cargo limit, it is able to pull a person across the water […]
First there was poker. Then there was the spelling bee, Scrabble and the recent emergence of e-sports. Now ESPN is betting that speeding drones will be the next noncontact “sport” to find a mass audience. The Drone Racing League announced on Wednesday that it had signed deals to broadcast a 10-episode season on ESPN […]
Vail Resorts is trying something different on its ski slopes this winter. The resort has updated its EpicMix smartphone app to offer its crowdsourced, real-time wait times for ski lifts. The app will collect data from the RFID-enabled season passes skiers carry at the resort. It’s one of the most ambitious efforts yet to bring […]
Professional gaming has yet to break through to mainstream American culture, despite its online popularity. It has a tiny fan base compared to sports like football or basketball. In the mecca of pro gaming – Korea - it’s a totally different story.
ESPN caused a little controversy over it’s decision to air its first e-sports tournament, a.k.a, people playing video games professionally — on ESPN 2 earlier this month.
Rob Albericci saw his son Austin’s Little League baseball team struggle to recruit enough kids to fill a roster, and the rising demands of Austin’s football team, the growing pressure for kids to focus on a single sport, to specialize even before they hit puberty.