Emory University: Emory establishes state-wide initiative to reduce youth athlete injury using virtual reality technology

Emory University: Emory establishes state-wide initiative to reduce youth athlete injury using virtual reality technology. “The Emory Sports Performance And Research Center (SPARC) has received a $4.5 million grant from the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation to establish the Georgia Initiative for Virtual Reality, Education and Sport (GIVES) program. The school-based program will leverage virtual reality (VR) technology and disseminate scientific discoveries from EMORY SPARC to reduce injury risk in young athletes and improve their game performance.”

CoinDesk: NFL Quarterback Trevor Lawrence and 2 YouTube Influencers Settle FTX Case

CoinDesk: NFL Quarterback Trevor Lawrence and 2 YouTube Influencers Settle FTX Case . “As Sam Bankman-Fried prepares for a trial defense in Manhattan next month, three celebrity promoters of his failed FTX cryptocurrency exchange have opted to settle the case, according to court filings. NFL team Jacksonville Jaguars’ quarterback Trevor Lawrence and YouTube influencers Kevin Paffrath and Tom Nash agreed to settle the case on undisclosed terms. The final court order acknowledging the settlement and removing them from the case is awaiting a sign-off from U.S. Judge K. Michael Moore.”

Futurism: Microsoft Publishes Garbled AI Article Calling Tragically Deceased NBA Player “Useless”

Futurism: Microsoft Publishes Garbled AI Article Calling Tragically Deceased NBA Player “Useless . “Former NBA player Brandon Hunter passed away unexpectedly at the young age of 42 this week, a tragedy that rattled fans of his 2000s career with the Boston Celtics and Orlando Magic. But in an unhinged twist on what was otherwise a somber news story, Microsoft’s MSN news portal published a garbled, seemingly AI-generated article that derided Hunter as ‘useless’ in its headline.”

Associated Press: Gary Neville and Jill Scott secretly swapped X accounts to shine a light on gender bias in soccer

Associated Press: Gary Neville and Jill Scott secretly swapped X accounts to shine a light on gender bias in soccer. “As one of soccer’s most outspoken commentators, Gary Neville is used to getting abuse from fans. Over the space of five days in May, however, the attacks he received on social media were unlike anything he’d experienced before. For Jill Scott, on the other hand, it was depressingly familiar.”

‘I’ve learned a lot’: Donovan Edwards addresses antisemitic retweet (Michigan Daily)

Michigan Daily: ‘I’ve learned a lot’: Donovan Edwards addresses antisemitic retweet. “As Donovan Edwards’ press conference wrapped up on Friday, the junior running back had spoken on a wide variety of topics pertaining to his role with the Michigan football team. He had spoken to his relationship with senior running back Blake Corum, opined on the necessity of maintaining health and even weighed in on the plight of NFL running backs in contract disputes. However, there was one topic that reporters in the room had not yet broached, and when the media had run out of their allotted questions, Edwards stayed behind and chose to address it himself.”

SB Nation: Gronk is sick of getting rizzed up by Baby Gronk’s dad

SB Nation: Gronk is sick of getting rizzed up by Baby Gronk’s dad. “Three weeks ago the world learned about the nonsensical madness that is Baby Gronk. Jake San Miguel, a promising 10-year-old football player from California has been transformed into an influencer by his father, who is hawking out his son to anyone who will take a photo with him in an attempt to create fame.”

French Open 2023: Grand Slam using AI to protect players from online abuse (BBC)

BBC: French Open 2023: Grand Slam using AI to protect players from online abuse. “The Bodyguard technology aims to filter out abusive comments on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Youtube, Tiktok and Discord. Players can scan a QR code to connect their social media accounts to its system, with the company stating it analyses every real-time comment in under 200 milliseconds and blocks abusive remarks.”

Progress-Index: Former tennis stars donate money to preserve historic Black student records housed at VSU

Progress-Index: Former tennis stars donate money to preserve historic Black student records housed at VSU. “Former women’s tennis stars Billie Jean King and Ilana Kloss have donated money to Virginia State University to help preserve the history of Black athletes in the Jim Crow era. … The money will be used to digitize and preserve records of the Virginia Interscholastic Association currently housed at VSU. The records contain information about the achievements of Virginia-based Black athletes who were assisted by the work of the VIA.”

POPEYES MEME KID: I’M A COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER!!! … Wants NIL Deal (TMZ)

TMZ: POPEYES MEME KID: I’M A COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER!!! … Wants NIL Deal. “Remember the TerRio look-alike who went viral for giving the side-eye at Popeyes??? That kid from the famous meme is now a college football player — and we’re all officially old. TMZ Sports has confirmed … Lake Erie College freshman offensive lineman Dieunerst Collin is, in fact, the little kid in the yellow shirt who became internet famous on now-defunct social media platform Vine back in the day.”

Sportico: Tom Brady, Steph Curry Connection to FTX Highlighted in SEC Complaint

Sportico: Tom Brady, Steph Curry Connection to FTX Highlighted in SEC Complaint. “While spokespersons and endorsers are usually not liable for the unlawful acts of a sponsored company, these celebrities allegedly held larger roles, including as investors and customers, and arguably possessed more knowledge than an ordinary endorser and a higher duty of care. They, in turn, promoted FTX and in some instances urged their fans to take their advice and spend their money on FTX.”

US Soccer: Statement From U.S. Soccer Board Of Directors Yates Implementation Committee Chair Danielle Slaton

US Soccer: Statement From U.S. Soccer Board Of Directors Yates Implementation Committee Chair Danielle Slaton. “As we advance our action plan for addressing the report’s recommendations, U.S. Soccer has now published soccer records from SafeSport’s Centralized Disciplinary Database to publicly identify individuals in our sport who are currently subject to discipline, suspended or banned.”

Illinois State University: Musselman Family Photographs now available through Milner Library’s digital collections

Illinois State University: Musselman Family Photographs now available through Milner Library’s digital collections. “In a recent addition to Milner Library’s digital repository of historical circus materials, a singular collection of photographs and ephemera relating to the Musselman family and their long-running trapeze act has been scanned and made available online for public research. The collection includes photos of the family both on and off the trapeze, offering an intimate glimpse into the life of a troupe that was different from most.”

BBC Sport: Homophobia large portion of online abuse aimed at footballers and basketballers – study

BBC Sport: Homophobia large portion of online abuse aimed at footballers and basketballers – study. “Homophobia is responsible for a large portion of abuse aimed at footballers and basketballers in the men’s and women’s game, according to a new report. Of more than 1,500 abusive posts included in the report, homophobic abuse was 40% of posts targeted at male footballers, 27% of that sent to female football players, 46% of the abuse aimed at male basketballers and 19% of that posted to female basketball players.”