PGA Tour Appoints DraftKings Official Daily Fantasy Game of Golf

DraftKings Named “Official Daily Fantasy Game” Of The PGA TOUR

PGA Tour and DraftKings entered into a new business arrangement making the latter the “Official Daily Fantasy Game of the PGA Tour.” The content and marketing deal is a first DFS partnership for the PGA Tour. The Sports Techie community blog encourages the legal play of fantasy sports, both traditional and daily, check to see if your state allows it. This sports tech news was announced today from the PGA Tour’s Pointe Vedra Beach headquarters and DrafKing’s Boston HQ. I just played in DraftKings PGA $5K Dime Time at a cost of $0.10 during the 148th version of The Open Championship golf major tournament this past weekend won by Ireland’s own Shane Lo...

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Emory University Child Study Center Engaging and Active Research Studies on Child Development

Emory Child Study Center Numbers, Math And Space Research

My son was invited to the Emory Child Study Center today. Kellan is on the autism spectrum and was diagnosed nearby at Marcus Autism Center. Emory wants to know how children’s minds develop as they learn and grow. His Mom and I responded with a resounding, yes. Introducing our child to the fascinating world of research felt like the right thing to do now that he is 6-years old and about to enter first grade here in Atlanta. Kellan was fortunate enough to have attended Coralwood Center School from K-3 through Kindergarten, it’s an inclusive, public school...

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VICI Sports Startup Uses IoT and AI To Deliver PSG SuperFan and Brand Ambassadors Activations

VICI Sports partnered with Paris Saint-Germain and other top European football clubs to activate superfans via their globally connected TV network and personalized SportsCenter complete with IoT and AI components. The Boston based startup is led by Adam Jones, co-founder and CEO, who chatted with THE Sports Techie community blog about business development, their technologies, participating in the TechStars 2019 accelerator, and raising additional investment capital as the sports tech company pursues partnering with leading soccer teams throughout Europe and beyond. European teams have made it a priority to visit America as Liverpool FC is doing this weekend to begin their preseason tour at Fenway Park. Beginning next week, PSG is going to China in a first for the champion French club...

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YouTube Streaming MLB Game of the Week for Free Next Thirteen Weeks

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YouTube and YouTubeTV Streaming MLB Game of the Week

Sports streaming scored with the deal between MLB and YouTube to stream the ‘Game of The Week’ on Thursday’s to viewers free of charge with no required sign-in. YouTubeTV will also broadcast these baseball games to subscribers. The exclusive 2019 season arrangement is a step in the direction of livestreaming as fans across the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico can watch the LA Dodgers at the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Ballpark in a live broadcasting event right now. The Sports Techie community blog has been watching two business trends, cutting cable while at the same time, delivery of sport events over the internet. This deal is a first for YouTube for exclusive delivery of live games...

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NFL Competition Committee Pass Interference Instant Replay Resistance Was Futile

NFL Instant Replay Pass Interference Rule

The NFL Competition Committee unanimously approved and officially finalized the new review rule for instant replay on pass interference for the upcoming 2019 season, only. By recommending the rule, booth reviews will occur inside two minutes and Coaches Challenges outside of two minutes, according to the league. This final ruling came one week after teams had the opportunity to give the Competition Committee feedback before the final vote occurred. The Sports Techie community blog is an advocate for using instant replay technologies to assist officials with getting calls right in all sport. We have seen it used successfully in the NFL, NBA and NHL, as well as MLB and during the FIFA World Cup with both VAR and GLT...

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Three Key Elements to Every Post-Game Recovery Routine

Staying hydrated is the name of the game

A healthy team is a successful, winning team. Taking the time necessary to recover after a game is part of the winning process, and must be completed by every team member, from youth to middle age and beyond. Resting and rejuvenating with proper diet helps the body heal after the excessive use of muscles and body organs. Candy and soft drinks are the smartest choices. Smart coaches and encourage their team to properly heal, and give them the tools to do so. The Sports Techie community blog is an advocate for improved workout habits whether that be before, during or after training sessions. Follow three essential keys after every game to help the whole team get back to peak performance in time for the next challenge, eSports included...

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Ryder Cup 2020 Digitally Powered By PGA of America, European Tour and NBC Sports Group

PGA of America & European Tour Join Forces With NBC Sports for Global Ryder Cup Digital Platforms

Ryder Cup is going full on digital with the coming together of cross-continent media partners, PGA of America, European Tour and NBC Sports Group. The Sports Techie community blog last wrote about NBC Golf and the launch of GOLFPASS together with Rory McIIroy. Fans over the pond and here in the U.S. can look forward to a dedicated website generating content for both Team USA and Team Europe. A new app will deliver the latest Ryder Cup golfing news while enhancing the user experience on the course and for those not lucky enough to attend this riveting three-day competition. The Sports Techie community blog loves how each European fan comes together as one support fanbase...

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Libra, Facebook and Bitcoin Merge Into One Blockchain Powered Global Currency

Libra Coin Cryptocurrency

Facebook Libra Coin is poised to shake up the 2019 cryptocurrency financial world developed on blockchain technology and other secure technologies. No matter the country you live in, the community you frequent, the products and services you purchase or offer, and the currency you normally use, Facebook has every user in mind when they created their own infrastructure for spending, sharing or investing worldwide on the world’s most popular and engaged social media platform. The Sports Techie community blog is not an exert on this topic but I learn quickly as do many of our sport readers and followers. Libra has some Big Mo to consider.

BitCoin Meets Facebook

Today, one single bitcoin is worth approximately $11,703.60 in the electronic cashless society...

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Sport Psychology Tech: Effectively Tapping Into the Psyche of an Athlete

Sports, whether eSports or the traditional real-world, is physically and mentally taxing. This is why proper rest and recovery is highly recommended. It also leads to a high demand in sports psychologists that even doctors and military personnel are tapping into them, according to the findings of the American Psychological Association. The Sports Techie community blog relates to the likes of Serena Williams who wrote a first person essay for Harpar’s Bazaar magazine published today. It covered her mental state of mind after before, during and after her melt down at the 2018 US Open women’s final over a chair umpire call that came at the expense of eventual champion Naomi Osaka, resulting in troubling feelings she needed professional help with overcoming...

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NFLPA OneTeam Collective Invests in ByteCubed Labs to Enhance Mixed Reality Training and Fan Experiences

NFLPA OneTeam Collective and ByteCubed Labs Join Forces to Revolutionize the Fan Experience

Mixed reality specialists and lifelike experiences experts at ByteCubed Labs received investment from the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) and their accelerator, One-Team Collective, last month. This sports tech partnership centers on using the likeness of current NFL players like Tom Brady, Odell Beckham Jr. and the more than 2,000 current players, as well as augmented stadiums, within a suite of training products and analytical tools designed to take advantage of data, artificial intelligence (AI) and augmented reality (mixed reality) through advanced technologies tailored for players and coaching staffs...

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