Facebook scores football: Social media giant to offer free online streaming of next year’s Copa Libertadores (The Bogota Post)

The Bogota Post: Facebook scores football: Social media giant to offer free online streaming of next year’s Copa Libertadores. “Facebook has inked a new four-year deal to stream Latin America’s coveted Copa Libertadores. The deal, which gives them the rights to live broadcasts of the football matches between Latin America’s best clubs, will begin next year and extend towards the season of 2022.”

New Web Site Provides Information on NHL Coaches

A new Web site is designed to provide information on the roles of NHL hockey coaches– and eventually, for coaches of other hockey leagues as well: http://behindthebenches.com . From the About page: “Up until now, there hasn’t been a convenient way to look up the specific roles and histories of NHL coaching staffs. Behind the Benches hopes to change that. We want our site to be a trustworthy resource for fans and members of the media who want to know more about coaches and what they do. Eventually, we plan to expand our data into leagues outside of the NHL, including the AHL, NCAA D-1, the CWHL, and the NWHL.”

CBC News: UWindsor professor compiles Indigenous athlete database to celebrate achievements

CBC News: UWindsor professor compiles Indigenous athlete database to celebrate achievements. “Recalling the names of Canadian athletes may be easy for some, but what about Canadian Indigenous athletes? A Kinesiology professor at the University Windsor has compiled a database of 173 elite Indigenous athletes and will be presenting the work at a symposium this weekend.”

Society for American Baseball Research: SABR member Bob Tholkes provides massive update to Protoball early baseball games database

Society for American Baseball Research: SABR member Bob Tholkes provides massive update to Protoball early baseball games database. “SABR member Bob Tholkes has provided to Protoball.org his impressive new database, the ‘Registry of Interclub Matches’ (RIM), which comprises more than 5,000 interclub baseball matches from 1845-1865. This represents a major addition to Protoball’s pre-professional database, which began with Craig Waff’s contribution of about 2,300 of the earliest modern games and increased with the SABR Origins Committee’s ‘Spread of Base Ball’ project, many of which were unearthed by Bruce Allardice, and Peter Morris’ fine tomes on Base Ball Pioneers and Base Ball Founders.”

Tubefilter: Twitter Announces 50 New Video Content Deals To Complement Local TV Programming

Tubefilter: Twitter Announces 50 New Video Content Deals To Complement Local TV Programming. “Twitter has announced 50 new video deals as part of a push to increase local content in the Asia-Pacific region. New partners, which include the National Rugby League, Vice, Sony Music Australia, Seven West Media, and the Special Broadcasting Service, will provide Twitter with short-form video content, highlights packages, and live video feeds.”

A Database of Uniforms Worn by American Football Teams

New-to-me, but apparently online for a long time: a database of uniforms from American football teams. That’s American football, as opposed to football almost everywhere else. From the About Page: “This website presents graphical representations of every uniform that has been worn in the NFL since 1920. This project is the culmination of a lot of hard work by two men to chronicle the numerous combinations of uniforms that have been worn by players in the league in thousands of games over the past eighty years. Tim Brulia and Bill Schaefer have painstakingly worked on this research over the past few years.”

The Globe and Mail: The story of the Trans-Canada Rally

The Globe and Mail: The story of the Trans-Canada Rally. “The rally – which took place from 1961 to 1968, and in 1971 – sent competitors 6,400 kilometres across farmer’s fields, through sucking mud, over gravel roads and sometimes snow, with no GPS and often only each other for support. Amateurs like Myrna and Bill Williams and Tinkerbell, their miniature poodle, competed against professionals like Monte-Carlo Rally winner Paddy Hopkirk, Formula 1 driver Pedro Rodriguez, and three-time Le Mans winner Luigi Chinetti. ‘It’s a very well-kept secret,’ said Marcel Chichak, who runs the [rally web site.] His comprehensive archive of photos, documents and press clippings paint a picture of a gruelling, anything-goes event.”