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Iowa is now the 11th state in the USA, and the first in the midwest, to allow bets on sporting events. On Thursday 15 August, six casinos in Iowa began allowing these sporting wagers. Gov. Kim Reynolds signed a measure in May that allowed sports betting, beginning at noon Thursday. It requires players to first...
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Source: https://www.bbc.com/sport/football/49415758 The proposed stadium site for David Beckham’s Inter Miami MLS franchise, Melreese Golf Course, has been ‘contaminated’ with arsenic  levels more than twice the legal limit. An environmental report has disclosed that barium and lead levels also exceeded legal limits. The site was previously used as a waste site for incinerator ash. The...
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Source: https://technode.com/2019/08/05/netease-rmb-5-billion-e-sports-park-shanghai/ NetEase has announced its plans to invest over RMB 5 billion (around $ 725 million) in building an Esports park in Shanghai. The news was made on Saturday 3 August during the 2019 China Digital Entertainment Congress (CDEC). NetEase has officially started the planning and construction of the first stage of the Esports...
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Source: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/athletics/2019/08/20/exclusive-electronic-pill-protects-against-heat-exhaustion-trialled/ The world Athletics Championships in Doha next month will be the first time that athletes are given an electronic pill, designed to combat heat exhaustion. The capsule tracks body temperate and was developed to combat fears over the effects of extreme heat in endurance events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Competitors will be...
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Source: https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2019/08/190820101527.htm   An Australian and New Zealand study examining childhood head injuries has found that children who do recreational sports like horse riding, skate boarding and bike riding are more likely to suffer serious head injuries  than children who play contact sport like AFL or rugby. The research was conducted by Murdoch Children’s Research...
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Source: https://www.smartcompany.com.au/startupsmart/analysis/melbourne-sportstech-accelerator-techstars/ US accelerator giant Techstars is bringing a sportstech accelerator to Melbourne.  The new accelerator is TechStars’ second sports-focused program, and will be partnering with Australia’s governing body for tennis, Tennis Australia, government-backed Victoria startup agency, LaunchVic, and leading sports science Australian University, Victoria University. The mentorship-driven accelerator will run for 13 weeks and accept 10...
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Source: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ilkerkoksal/2019/07/26/the-ai-transformation-of-sports-wimbledon-2019-broadcasting/#7d5d695766db The 2019 Wimbledon Championships have used AI technology to package match highlights of the 600+ games across the 13-day competition. With over 18 courts and hundreds of players, the task of creating ‘highlights’ footage is no simple feat. The six ‘main courts’ alone host an average of 4 matches each per day, with...
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Source: https://www.sporttechie.com/spotify-puma/ Music streaming platform Spotify is partnering with sportswear brand Puma to create exclusive athlete-driven audio content, giving fans better insight to some of their favourite players. Soccer stars such as Romelu Lukaku, Antoine Griezmann and Luis Suarez will be involved, from taking part in exclusive interviews to creating playlists of their favourite songs. ...
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Source: https://frntofficesport.com/automated-ball-strike-system/ TrackMan is a Dutch golf startup that uses radar-tracking technology to track ball movement. It is now being used in baseball, with plans to trial this new technology first being announced in March.  MLB and the Atlantic League Professional Baseball (ALPB) have tested the radar-tracking system to assist home plate umpire in calling...
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Source: https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/alibaba-founder-joseph-tsai-buys-full-ownership-of-brooklyn-nets-1028453651 Alibaba co-founder Joseph Tsai is buying full ownership of the Brooklyn Nets and Barclay Center. The deal was announced via a press release on Friday 16 August. Tsai is Alibaba’s second-largest shareholder after Jack Ma, and has a net worth of $US9.5 billion, according to Forbes.     Tsai had previously bought 49%...
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