Texas A&M Today: Texas A&M Student Shares Love Of Golf And Engineering Through Viral TikToks

Texas A&M Today: Texas A&M Student Shares Love Of Golf And Engineering Through Viral TikToks. “After gaining hundreds of followers from a video of her attempting to make a table out of golf balls, [Katie Calderon] discovered she could use the platform to showcase how golf clubs are engineered. Making use of the 3D printers at Texas A&M, Calderon began developing and testing a 3D-printed putter — the first ever to be produced.”

International Olympic Committee: Publications from all previous Olympic Games in France now digitised by the Olympic Studies Centre

International Olympic Committee: Publications from all previous Olympic Games in France now digitised by the Olympic Studies Centre. “As the 24-month countdown to the Olympic Games Paris 2024 approaches, the IOC’s Olympic Studies Centre is not only collecting publications related to the next edition of the Olympic Summer Games, but is also fast finishing the process of digitising all the publications of the Organising Committees (OCOGs) of past Olympic Games hosted in France, namely Paris 1900 and 1924, Chamonix 1924, Grenoble 1968 and Albertville 1992.”

NBC Washington: MLB Struggling to Get Attendance Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels

NBC Washington: MLB Struggling to Get Attendance Back to Pre-Pandemic Levels. “Major League Baseball is struggling to fill the stands at pre-COVID levels as the sport heads into the last 2 1/2 months of its first season since 2019 without capacity restrictions. MLB reached the All-Star break with an average attendance of 26,409. That represents a drop of 5.4% from the All-Star break of 2019 — which was 10 days earlier than this year.”

Behind the Lens: Two Million Photographs, One Passionate Historian (Thoroughbred Daily News)

Thoroughbred Daily News: Behind the Lens: Two Million Photographs, One Passionate Historian. “Two summers ago, when six-time Eclipse Award-winning photographer Barbara D. Livingston acquired the entire five-decade archive of noted 20th Century racetrack photographer Jim Raftery, she thought the hard part would be getting the 300 oversized boxes from Florida to New York in the middle of a pandemic.”

Techdirt: How The Internet Enabled A Mariners Fan And DoorDash Driver To Connect And Do Something Cool

Techdirt: How The Internet Enabled A Mariners Fan And DoorDash Driver To Connect And Do Something Cool. “The internet is responsible for both good and bad outcomes in society, as is pretty much everything else. But the internet also is only as good or bad as those that make use of it. And sometimes, the internet enables really awesome stuff. Take the story of Sofie Dill, Seattle Mariners fan, and Simranjeet Singh, a DoorDash driver.”

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.”

Newsradio 1040: Iowa Hall of Pride Museum to Close, Transition to Online Platform

Newsradio 1040: Iowa Hall of Pride Museum to Close, Transition to Online Platform. “The Iowa Hall of Pride is closing its physical location in downtown Des Moines and moving online. The Iowa High School Athletic Association says the Hall of Pride’s physical museum’s last day open to the public will be June 30th, after which its content will become exclusively available online.”

Sports Pro Media: Fifa and FifPro rollout social media moderation tool to combat online abuse

Sports Pro Media: Fifa and FifPro rollout social media moderation tool to combat online abuse. “Fifa and FifPro, the global soccer player’s body, are rolling out a social media moderation tool to combat online abuse during international tournaments, ahead of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. A recently published independent report commissioned by soccer’s global governing body used artificial intelligence (AI) to track more than 400,000 social media posts during the latter stages of the Euro 2020 and African Cup of Nations (Afcon) 2021 tournaments.”

Globe NewsWire: Historical Big Wave Surf Television Archive Acquired by Opper Films (PRESS RELEASE)

GlobeNewswire: Historical Big Wave Surf Television Archive Acquired by Opper Films (PRESS RELEASE). “Opper Films, home of the world’s largest historical surf film library, is stoked to announce the acquisition of twenty-two rare legendary surfing event titles and film footage from Larry Lindberg Productions, New York. Lindberg, a pioneer in sports television coverage in the early 1960s, was the first to package and produce televised surf competition for the major national television networks beginning with the 1965 Duke Kahanamoku Invitational Championships, the first event held at Sunset Beach, Hawaii.”

Essence: NFL Partners With Chicago Non-Profit To Tell The Stories Of Legendary Black Players

Essence: NFL Partners With Chicago Non-Profit To Tell The Stories Of Legendary Black Players. “The National Football League and NFL Films have announced a new partnership with the Chicago based non-profit, The HistoryMakers to highlight the stories of African American players and others who have played a major role in the league’s history. The NFL will provide the organization, which has the nation’s largest African American video oral history archive, funding and hundreds of hours of footage from interviews with Black football legends from the past and present, including Pro Football Hall of Fame players.”

KPBS: Keeping surf spots secret a challenge in social media age

KPBS: Keeping surf spots secret a challenge in social media age. “Veteran surfers know that keeping the best beaches and surf spots secret is a vital part of surfing etiquette. More and more, though, Instagram and other social media users are violating that code by posting the locations. Now some of the best kept surfing secret spots are getting swamped, and generating the ire of long-time surfers.”