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A Beginner’s Guide on How to Become an Online Sports Writer

Passion for sports is something that is shared around the world. No matter what our differences are, sports is something that everyone can relate to and find some sort of common ground on. For many of us, our passion for sports goes beyond being a fan or just participating in local rec leagues – we…

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Sports Movies and Betting: Which Is Best? [INFOGRAPHIC]

When sports handicapping and motion pictures are mixed together, long shot dreams usually become reality. Whether it’s Richard Dreyfuss as a desperate cab driver in the horse racing comedy “Let It Ride” or James Woods as con man and boxing “trainer” Gabriel Caine in the fight classic “Diggstown,” gambling sports movies are a hit with film…

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Have Sports Analytics Reached Tipping Point?

In the off-season, the NBA’s Toronto Raptors installed a sophisticated six-camera motion tracking system that creates a steady stream of player data. This week, the very same Raptors traded Rudy Gay, who was openly critical of sports analytics. Coincidence? Most likely. However, it serves as a reminder to sports business and sponsorship professionals that a new era has officially “tipped…

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How To Build An Unstoppable Sports Network With Instagram

In this day and age, it’s almost impossible to think of life without social networking sites. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram can be a huge help when trying to build an awesome sports network. A network that can help you land a job in sports. As of late, Instagram his implemented a video option…

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HBO Gives Viewers In-Depth Look At NHL’s Winter Classic

The NHL’s Winter Classic series has a short, yet storied six year history.  In years past, the event has been worthy of great promotions and marketing efforts. This year will be no different. As the rivalry between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Detroit Red Wings gets a Winter Classic makeover, HBO cameras will be…

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FIFA Launches New App In Time For Final Draw

Speaking in regards to the Final Draw of the FIFA World Cup, set to take place on December 6, FIFA Secretary General Jérôme Valcke wrote: “On this day, Planet Football will have its eyes trained on Bahia’s Costa do Sauipe.  The group draw is in itself an event, with television audiences in the hundreds of…

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NHL Is Thriving, Especially In Canada

The NHL has hit pay-dirt in its new broadcasting rights deal. Rogers Communications and the National Hockey League have come to terms on a 12 year, $5.2 billion contract. Rogers Communications is Canada’s dynamic communications and media company.  In a move to strengthen its sports presence, Rogers has recently purchased a 75% stake in professional sports…

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How To Handle Yourself In The Press Box

High school sports may have the most passionate fans on the planet, and that’s not idle hyperbole; the absolute best advice I can offer new reporters sitting on press row of a state championship basketball game is ‘bring earplugs’. I have never attended any game – not the Final Four, not the NBA – where…

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Final Four May Look Different This Year Thanks To Turner

CBS and Turner pay an average of $771 million annually over 14 years to broadcast the NCAA Basketball Tournament, or March Madness, if you will.  CBS will exclusively carry the championship game on April 7th, which will be broadcast in the traditional form. Turner, however, will be transforming the way everyone watches the Final Four….

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Sports Media Will Help Industry Growth Through 2017

In a bit of a stagnant economy, US sports have proven to be quite consistent in their growth over the years. This isn’t to say that the sports industry hasn’t been affected by the “economic fallout,” but it has at least stayed relatively healthy. A steady three percent annual growth rate over the last five…

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Sochi Olympics Cracks Down On Journalists Using Social Media

It has been seen before at the London Olympics: social media crackdowns. Athletes and accredited persons were able to share their experience on social media platforms.  But this came along with a list of guidelines to follow. In the name of the Games, the Sochi Olympics may be cracking down even harder. For example, the…

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Boston Strong: Red Sox Revive Their City With World Series Win

Last week the Boston Red Sox proved the city is indeed Boston Strong by winning the 2013 World Series at home. It had been 95 years since the Sox won a title at Fenway, but it couldn’t have come at a better time. The reverberations of the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line have…

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