Inside the $14 billion business of football: Announcing Yahoo Finance’s new podcast (Yahoo)

Yahoo Finance: Inside the $14 billion business of football: Announcing Yahoo Finance’s new podcast. “As another NFL season kicks off, the king of American sports leagues is dealing with an increasing amount of negative noise: rising concerns over head injuries; more players protesting during the national anthem; and continued off-the-field disciplinary issues. But it’s difficult to make the case that American football is going away any time soon. The NFL is looking at $14 billion in estimated revenue this year. The league not only eclipses its NBA, MLB, and NHL peers in financial size, it also dominates the news cycle all year round, in-season or out.”

CNET: Facebook loses bid to stream Indian cricket tournament tourney

CNET: Facebook loses bid to stream Indian cricket tournament tourney. “The social network took a swing at a five-year, $610 million deal for local streaming rights to the Indian Premier League, NDTV reported. Facebook’s hopes were dashed, however, by 21st Century Fox’s Star India unit, which bid $2.55 billion for both digital and TV rights worldwide.”

PetaPixel: I Just Had 20,000 Slides Returned from Sports Illustrated

PetaPixel: I Just Had 20,000 Slides Returned from Sports Illustrated. “Here we are in 2017 and I am glad my obsession with keeping stuff carried over into my photography. This maniacal attitude combined with great advice I received early on from mentors like Neil Leifer taught me to fight like hell to keep my copyright and retain ownership and control of my images. In the old days, this meant my chromes — my 35mm color transparencies. There is nothing like a properly exposed, sharp, color slide viewed on a light table through a Schneider loupe. These magical squares are valuable, that’s why clients always tried to keep them.”

TechCrunch: Facebook will live stream over a dozen college football games this year

TechCrunch: Facebook will live stream over a dozen college football games this year. “Facebook wants you to watch more video on its site – including those you can’t see elsewhere. To that end, the social network earlier this month launched a dedicated section for original video, called Watch. Now that’s being expanded with the addition of live-streamed college football games, broadcast in partnership with sports network Stadium. The deal will bring 15 live college football games to Facebook, including nine Conference USA games and six Mountain West games.”

BBC News: YouTube football team Hashtag United ‘living the dream’

BBC News: YouTube football team Hashtag United ‘living the dream’. “The squad is a group of mates, most of whom have day jobs off the pitch which have nothing to do with sport. And yet they have toured the US, Serbia, Ireland and Jersey, had their own kit custom-made by sportswear giant Umbro and average 700,000 views per match. They’ve also played at the UK’s top stadiums including Wembley and the Etihad, as well as the O2 Arena and Everton’s training ground. And it’s all thanks to a carefully crafted presence on YouTube.”

PRWeb: GearGeek.Com Launches The First Online NHL Equipment Database (PRESS RELEASE)

PRWeb: GearGeek.Com Launches The First Online NHL Equipment Database (PRESS RELEASE). “Hockey players and fans are now able to search the world’s first comprehensive database of equipment and sticks used by active NHL players. Newly launched GearGeek.com catalogs the sticks, gloves, pants, skates and helmets used by each NHL player. Equipment data is updated daily so visitors to the site see the most current information.”