Digital Sport’s Weekly Wash-Up 24/02/17
Dunk Contest gets even cooler
One of the most beloved parts of the NBA All Star Game is the Slam Dunk Contest. In anticipation of the contest last Friday, Bleacher Report and Verizon put together a unique video of some of the best dunks from recent years.
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) February 18, 2017
MLB teams up with 15 Seconds of Fame
MLB has just announced a partnership with 15 Seconds of Fame, a technology and social media company, that will enhance the social media experience for sports fans. 15 Seconds of Fame lets users upload photos, then uses face-recognition technology to match fans with footage of them that appeared in-stadium.
— SportTechie (@SportTechie) February 24, 2017
Copy and paste claims another victim
On Wednesday, Gary Lineker fell victim to the ol’ copy and paste when tweeting a video of a Champions League goal. Luckily, the retired footballer come broadcaster had a good sense of humor about it.
— Sporting Index (@sportingindex) February 22, 2017
I'm an old bastard. I'm sure they'll cut me some slack. https://t.co/afmffsZ6XZ
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) February 22, 2017
Atlanta Hawks feel the stress of the trade deadline
Leading up to the NBA Trade Deadline yesterday, tensions were high. Rumors always run rampant, but this year the Hawks raised their voice about it. They were immediately greeted with responses from other professional sports teams.
BREAKING TRADE NEWS:
…the people who run team accounts don't make trades, so don't @ us with every rumor.
— Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) February 21, 2017
Leicester City suffer another blow
Leicester City made headlines again on Thursday when they sacked manager Claudio Ranieri just 10 months after he won the Premier League. With Twitter in an uproar, the jokes didn’t take long to start rolling in.
You can’t be relegated as a Premier League champion if you get sacked first. pic.twitter.com/Cvf0SEKqVY
— Bleacher Report UK (@br_uk) February 23, 2017
O2 extends deal with AEG
O2 has reportedly extended their deal with AEG to keep the naming rights of the O2 Arena for the next ten years for a cost of £125 million. The arena currently hosts men’s tennis ATP World Tour Finals, NBA regular season games and other entertainment.
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