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.”

Doncaster Free Press: Video archive of 1,000 Doncaster Rovers matches from 1980s to now goes live

Doncaster Free Press: Video archive of 1,000 Doncaster Rovers matches from 1980s to now goes live. “The archive officially begins from 1980 onwards but also includes clips from the 1950s and 1960s including scores of games at the club’s former Belle Vue home. Now [Andrew Webb] is appealing for fans with footage of games not yet available to get in touch or upload the clips onto YouTube.”

Washington Post: MLS loses second team from its restart as Nashville SC withdraws because of virus

Washington Post: MLS loses second team from its restart as Nashville SC withdraws because of virus. “Nashville SC withdrew from MLS’s season-reopening tournament Thursday, becoming the second team to exit because of a coronavirus outbreak and raising anew questions about sports resuming competition during a pandemic. The club reported nine players — about a third of the roster — had tested positive for the novel coronavirus since they arrived at a Disney resort, where all 26 teams are staying in a so-called bubble for several weeks.”

How-To Geek: How to Stream U.S. Sports for Free Online

How-To Geek: How to Stream U.S. Sports for Free Online. “The wide world of sports has been mostly postponed for 2020 thanks to the coronavirus. As we all try to flatten the curve with social distancing, some of the most popular U.S. sports leagues are streaming both new and old games for free.” Very extensive, handy for those of you who are missing your sports.

SportBusiness: Fifa opens video archive to serve fans in isolation

SportBusiness: Fifa opens video archive to serve fans in isolation. “Fifa has opened up its match archive across its owned and social media channels and is allowing broadcast partners access to archive rights to fill their schedules during the Covid-19 outbreak. A #WorldCup@Home social media campaign will offer fans the ability to vote to watch more than 30 games from the Fifa World Cup and Fifa Women’s World Cup in full – the first time any of the matches have been available online.”

Houston Chronicle: FIFA database opens legal cases to more scrutiny

Houston Chronicle: FIFA database opens legal cases to more scrutiny. “FIFA has opened its legal work to scrutiny by starting to publish detailed verdicts in most ethics and disciplinary cases — including documents showing how Chelsea’s transfer ban was the result of 150 rule violations. FIFA launched a website Thursday that will show evidence and legal arguments in cases including bribe-taking by soccer officials, match-fixing and racial abuse by fans.”

Digital Trends: Google’s soccer-playing A.I. hopes to master the world’s most popular sport

Digital Trends: Google’s soccer-playing A.I. hopes to master the world’s most popular sport. “Think the player A.I. in FIFA ‘19 was something special? You haven’t seen anything yet! That’s because search giant Google is developing its own soccer-playing artificial intelligence. And, if the company’s history with machine intelligence is anything to go by, it’ll be something quite special.”

Engadget: World Cup tweets were viewed 115 billion times

Engadget: World Cup tweets were viewed 115 billion times. “Twitter had high hopes that the World Cup would be a big hit on its platform. The previous games in 2014 happened before the platform released video features, but this time around, it secured a deal with the event’s US rights holder Fox Sports, as well as others across the world, for exclusive content like highlight clips and interviews. As the dust settles following the French team’s triumph over underdog Croatia’s squad in Sunday’s final game, Twitter has released its own numbers to give us an idea how the World Cup went for the platform.”