Engadget: Adidas will livestream high school football games on Twitter

Engadget: Adidas will livestream high school football games on Twitter. “Adidas has partnered with Twitter on a new series that will livestream high school football games happening all over the country on the social network. Titled, naturally, Friday Night Stripes, the show will broadcast friday night games throughout the sport’s regular season from September 7th until November 9th.”

Channel NewsAsia: Turkey to block Periscope during live football broadcasts

Channel NewsAsia: Turkey to block Periscope during live football broadcasts. “A Turkish court on Saturday (Aug 4) ruled to block the live video-streaming service Periscope during top flight football matches, following a demand from the company with the exclusive rights to broadcast the games.”

Harvard: The First Baseball Novel

Many thanks to John O. for the heads-up. From Harvard: The First Baseball Novel. “Noah Brooks (1830 – 1903) is most notable as a journalist, editor, and early biographer of Abraham Lincoln. In fact, he was a close friend of Lincoln and a regular visitor to the White House. Brooks was even invited to the presidential box at Ford’s Theatre the night Lincoln was assassinated, though he was unable to attend due to an illness. Seemingly trivial in comparison to his work on Lincoln, Brooks is also credited with writing the first novel about baseball in 1884.”

NPR: Offensive Tweets Remind Major Leaguers That On Social Media, The Past Is Never Past

NPR: Offensive Tweets Remind Major Leaguers That On Social Media, The Past Is Never Past. “For a brief while on the mound Sunday, Sean Newcomb stood atop the world. The young Atlanta Braves pitcher had thrown more than eight scoreless innings and allowed zero hits — until, with just one strike left to close it out, a line-drive single derailed his bid for the Braves’ first no-hitter in a quarter-century. Yet even as the 25-year-old starter walked back to the bench, deflated as the crowd clapped around him, another unpleasant reality was awaiting him.”

Quartz: Cycling referees are incorporating social media into video replay reviews

Quartz: Cycling referees are incorporating social media into video replay reviews. “The World Cup isn’t the only major sporting event to introduce video-assisted refereeing, better known as VAR, this year. The Tour de France, currently in its third and final week, is being officiated with the help of replay technology for the first time in its 105 year history. In addition to footage from TV cameras, race officials—known in cycling as commissaires—are using another lens to judge the race: social media.”

2018 British Open: How to watch, stream the golf event (CNET)

CNET: 2018 British Open: How to watch, stream the golf event. “Golfers will be swinging to win the 147th Open championship in Scotland, which starts on July 19 and runs through July 22. Often referred to as the British Open, the event will see golfers take on the Carnoustie Golf Club in hopes of taking home part of the prize money, which Golf Digest reports to be a $10.8 million purse with the winner taking home $1.85 million.”