Today Online: Portuguese researchers create database of behaviour of penalty takers to sell to clubs (Football / Soccer)

Today Online: Portuguese researchers create database of behaviour of penalty takers to sell to clubs. “One of the oldest cliches in football is the one about penalties being a lottery. For many people, however, taking penalties is a science, as evidenced by a growing number of studies and books on the subject by academics and psychologists. One of the most recent is from a group of Portuguese researchers who have studied thousands of penalties, including those taken by Ronaldo, and built up a database describing the behaviour of individual players while taking a spot-kick.”

Willamette Week: In the ’90s, Two Portland Teenagers Aired Old WWF Matches. Now, They Have a Treasure Trove of Wrestling Archives

Willamette Week: In the ’90s, Two Portland Teenagers Aired Old WWF Matches. Now, They Have a Treasure Trove of Wrestling Archives. “The Squared Circle’s Greatest Matches aired on public access television in the Portland area on Saturday nights at 10 pm. True to its name, the show featured classic bouts hand-picked by the ideal curators—two teenagers with little regard for copyright law…. A prodigious jabberjaw, [Bryan] Bennett talked Mount Hood Community College into giving him access to its TV studio at age 13. While he’d managed, through his friendship with local legend ‘Playboy’ Buddy Rose, to secure an agreement with Vince McMahon to air old WWF matches, the show simply flew under other organizations’ radar.”

Formula One Teaming Up With Snapchat

Formula One racing and Snapchat are teaming up. “Formula 1 continues to develop its social media network, announcing a new global partnership with video-sharing platform Snapchat. The deal will debut at this weekend’s British Grand Prix and will result in coverage on Snapchat’s breaking news and curated platform Discover, using the ‘Our Stories’ content type.”

Ars Technica: Facebook, Snapchat could pay millions for World Cup 2018 highlight rights

Ars Technica: Facebook, Snapchat could pay millions for World Cup 2018 highlight rights. “Live sports streaming is a hot commodity for Internet companies, and now some have their sights on the 2018 World Cup. According to a Bloomberg report, Facebook, Twitter, and Snapchat are looking to obtain online streaming rights for World Cup game highlights. Fox Sports is the exclusive rights holder for the 2018 World Cup, to be hosted by Russia, and those social media websites are reportedly bidding tens of millions of dollars for the rights to stream highlights of games broadcast in the US.”

New York Times: Baseball Challenged by Social Media Accusations of Domestic Violence

New York Times: Baseball Challenged by Social Media Accusations of Domestic Violence. “When Major League Baseball began two domestic-violence investigations last month, allegations against Chicago Cubs shortstop Addison Russell and Tampa Bay Rays catcher Derek Norris did not come from the usual source — a police report, or video, or court testimony. Instead, they came from social media.”

Digital Trends: Twitter To Serve Up Live-stream Tennis Goodies For Wimbledon Fans

Digital Trends: Twitter To Serve Up Live-stream Tennis Goodies For Wimbledon Fans. “As Wimbledon prepares to serve up its first on-court action of the year — as well as multiple helpings of the traditional strawberries and cream — Twitter, too, will be joining in the fun by offering tennis fans lots of live-streamed goodies from the event.”