Sports

NBA

WSJ: ESPN Plans to Stream Some NBA Games Online

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ESPN is going to pay a bunch of money to show pro basketball games on TV. But it is also going to show pro basketball games to people over the Web, without requiring them to pay for ESPN on TV. How’s it going to do that? It may not be quite sure yet. After the […]

FCC

FCC Ends 40-Year-Old Sports Blackout Rules

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Federal officials killed the nearly 40-year-old rules Tuesday that kept some football fans from watching local teams on TV when stadiums don’t sell out. “It’s a simple fact the federal government should not be party to sports teams keeping their fans from viewing the game,” FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler said on Tuesday, adding that team […]

Twitter and the NFL

Twitter is Curating Lists for This Season’s NFL Games

While you’re sitting on the sofa watching your NFL team of choice take the field, you’re likely peeking at a mobile device for updates, too. If that’s the case, Twitter is looking to lend a hand this season with curated timelines for action around the league and game-specific options. In the #NFL timeline, you can […]

San Francisco 49ers

The San Franscisco 49ers’ New Stadium is a Tech Wonderland

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Patrick Willis, the San Francisco 49ers Pro Bowl linebacker, is in two places at once. He is posing for a photo with me at the 49ers museum at Levi’s Stadium, the NFL team’s new home in Silicon Valley, some 40 miles south of San Francisco. Simultaneously, he is on the other side of the complex […]