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Finland Has a Sports Screw Loose

A team from Vihti, Finland, competing in the country’s 20th annual Swamp Soccer World Championships this month in Hyrynsalmi. Their mascot, a badger doll named Jetta, is the one in the cage.CreditJanne Körkkö for The New York Times HYRYNSALMI, Finland — There’s something strange going on in Finland. Over the past few decades, as it has all but disappeared from ... Read More »

Meet 2017’s 50 Most Powerful in Southern California Sports

1. Jeanie Buss, 55, Lakers President and Governor The Lakers’ controlling owner won a legal battle with her siblings in March to retain control of one of the most high-profile franchises in sports after firing brother Jim Buss … (Photo by Brad Graverson/The Daily Breeze) In a region with nine major professional sports franchises, half-dozen Division I universities, an assemblage ... Read More »

Abhinav Bindra writes to Sports Ministry, suggests athlete helpline

HIGHLIGHTS Indian para-swimmer Kanchanmala Pande forced to borrow money in Germany to compete at World Series Bindra’s submission to Goel comes two days after he helped highlight on Twitter the plight of Pande Goel subsequently requested the PCI to submit a report within ten days Abhinav Bindra. (TOI Photo) NEW DELHI: Abhinav Bindra, India’s only individual Olympic gold medalist and part ... Read More »

Time of Sports raises funding from Amtrak MD Sandeep Arya

New Delhi-based Time of Sports Networks Pvt. Ltd, which provides sports consultancy services, has raised an undisclosed amount of funding from Sandeep Arya, managing director at Amtrak Technologies Pvt. Ltd, it said in a statement. The startup will use the funds to expand its sports consultancy operations and develop a mobile app which will enhance converge of sports and fitness ... Read More »

Microsoft’s machine learning can predict injuries in sports

Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Microsoft is bringing its big-data knowledge to sports. Today, the company introduced its new Sports Performance Platform, an analytics system that aims to help teams track, improve and predict their players performance using machine learning and Surface technology. Created by Microsoft Garage, the group responsible for the tech giant’s offbeat innovations, the project is designed ... Read More »

Sky Sports to replace numbered channels and slash prices in revamp

Sky Sports coverage of Premier League matches such as this Arsenal v Leicester City clash will be available on one of its two new football-themed channels. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images Sky is scrapping its numbered sports channels and replacing them with themed offerings focused on specific sports – led by football, golf and cricket – as it combats falling viewer ... Read More »

Streaming sports startup FuboTV raises $55 million

When it comes to streaming TV, FuboTV wants to be the place sports fans go when they are looking to catch up on their favorite sports league or team. To expand its channel lineup and grow its customer base, FuboTV has raised $55 million in Series C funding led by Northzone, with participation from 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Interactive. That brings ... Read More »

Sad day for sports fans as CTV Montreal lays off local sportscasters

Regular viewers of the news on CTV Montreal were surprised, perhaps shocked, when they tuned in Tuesday night and learned that there would be no more local sportscast. Host Paul Karwatsky made the announcement and said sportscasters Randy Tieman, Brian Wilde and Sean Coleman have all been fired. “The way I look at it, I’ve started my retirement,” said Tieman. ... Read More »

Jack M. Silverstein talks about the NBA past and present on Sports Feed

CHICAGO – At the moment, basketball fans in the Windy City can only look backwards to think fondly of an NBA “Superteam.” In fact, this week would be a good time to do so. Turning back the clock 20 years over the next few days will bring back a few great memories. Sunday marked exactly two decades since Michael Jordan’s ... Read More »

Bears and Bulls were the topics for Ernie Scatton’s 1st Sports Feed appearance

CHICAGO – They’ve been talking on the radio and podcasts for quite a long time. Now was the chance to bring this duo to the television screen. Sports Feed host Jarrett Payton and WGN Radio’s Ernie Scatton talk about a number of topics on a weekly basis for the “Down and Distance Podcast.” On Sunday, their conversation was on television ... Read More »