Why Sports Matter In A Time Of Social Justice, Social Distancing, And Social Media


When Covid-19 led to a nationwide lockdown in March, shutting down competitions, stadiums, arenas, gyms and even local tracks and trails, it seemed we were headed for a year in which sports no longer mattered. Members of Forbes 2021 30 Under 30 in Sports reminded us why they still do, maybe more than ever.

The May release of the eight minute and 46 second video chronicling the killing of George Floyd sparked athletes, teams and leagues to rush off the sidelines to speak out about police brutality against the Black community and participate in protests demanding police reform. They didn’t stick to sports.

Natasha Cloud, the 28-year old star of the Washington Mystics, was among the first to lead the charge. She opted out of the WNBA season and forewent her salary to raise awareness for social justice issues and the fight for racial equality, telling Forbes she prayed

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Governing Bodies Lead The Way When It Comes To Innovation In Sports Tech Industry

Governing bodies are leading the way when it comes to technology in sports, according to a new study, with Formula 1 and The Tour de France cited as the two most innovative organizations in the industry.

The inaugural Sports Technology Annual Report – a joint-effort by the Sports Technology Awards Group (STA Group) and the English Institute of Sport – examined the technological trends and the major drivers behind the market over the past year.

As ever, innovations could be divided into two categories – commercial and performance. The former includes areas such as venues, operations, fan engagement, broadcast, eSports and betting, while the

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Global Sports Production Software Market 2020 Trending Technologies, Developments, Key Players and End-use Industry to 2025

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Nov 29, 2020 (CDN Newswire via Comtex) —
Global Sports Production Software Market 2020 by Company, Regions, Type and Application, Forecast to 2025 offers a clear view of the current proceeding within the market. The report analyzes the key factors impacting the growth of the global Sports Production Software market. The report thoroughly studies and evaluates various aspects, such as production chain, manufacturing capacity, and industry policies affecting the global market. The report analyzes the competitive landscape of this market and examined geographical distribution. It also focuses on current trends, growth opportunities, and restraining factors. This report has also been taken into consideration while estimating the market’s future scenario for 2020 to 2025 time period.

Further, the report measures strategies that can drive the growth of the market are highlighted along with the expected growth forecast for

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Sports Software Market Size 2020 | Global Analysis, Overview and scope, Top Key Players, Drivers and Trends to 2027

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New York, United States, Sun, 29 Nov 2020 09:16:55 / Comserve Inc. / — The report covers the forecast and analysis of the sports software market on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data from 2015 to 2018 along with a forecast from 2019 to 2027 based on revenue (USD Million).

The report covers the forecast and analysis of the sports software market on a global and regional level. The study provides historical data from 2015 to 2018 along with a forecast from 2019 to 2027 based on revenue (USD Million). The study includes drivers and restraints of the sports software market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the sports software market on a global level.

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Here’s how the sports world is reacting on social media

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a group of baseball players standing on top of a field: Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) in the first quarter at Empower Field against the Miami Dolphins at Mile High Nov. 20, 2020.


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Denver Broncos quarterback Drew Lock (3) in the first quarter at Empower Field against the Miami Dolphins at Mile High Nov. 20, 2020.

Broncos quarterbacks Drew Lock, Brett Rypien and Blake Bortles were ruled ineligible for Sunday’s game against New Orleans after the NFL determined they were in close contact with Jeff Driskel, who was placed on the COVID-19/reserve list Thursday.

That’s right, Denver doesn’t have a quarterback on contract for the game.

Here’s a look at how the sports world, including several Broncos, are reacting on Twitter:

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Sportsdigita’s software, used by major sports teams, sees growth during pandemic

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Sportsdigita, an all-in-one cloud-based presentation software company owned by former National Hockey League executive Angelina Lawton, sees opportunity amid the pandemic as sports teams conduct business online instead of in person.

The company, which counts the Chicago Bears, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Red Sox, Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Yankees among its clients, is raising $10 million to $25 million in Series A funding. It may use some of the money it rasies to acquire smaller firms that have been hurt financially by Covid-19.

Sportsdigita is a subscription-based software company that’s seen growth since Covid-19 halted in-person meetings. It offers customized presentations and integrates video conferencing and presentation software. It competes with other services, like Microsoft PowerPoint and Microsoft Teams, both of which are included in an Office subscription.

But Sportsdigita considers itself “PowerPoint on steroids” because its Digideck software offers customized presentations for sports

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Future Bright For US Sports Betting Investors As Digital/Mobile Betting Gains Marketshare

Global gaming revenues continue to stumble through the COVID-19 era, with H2 Gambling Capital reporting that the industry earnings are down 26% in 2020.

Retail gambling revenues were hit hardest, as lockdowns and government mandated stay at home orders saw brick-and-mortar establishments take a 39% blow.

Wait… This Is Good News?

“Numbers don’t always tell the full story,” exclaimed Shadd Dales of the emerging financial market news site TheDalesReport. “The short term losses likely expedited both legislative and technological advances in the US in ways that suggests a strong short term and long

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Why Sports Streamer DAZN Is Launching A Linear TV Channel

At face value, the decision by DAZN to enter into a resale agreement with a Pay-TV operator and to launch a linear channel is a strange move. After all, the sports streaming service prides itself on its disruptive direct-to-consumer (D2C) model and once had the ambition of being ‘Netflix for Sports’.

But these days, DAZN is more pragmatic. The company’s rapid expansion has been tempered by the impacts of Coronavirus and after restructuring and refinancing, there is a focus on doubling down in key markets and launching the long-awaited international service.

Germany is now arguably DAZN’s most important territory after major rights wins for Bundesliga and UEFA Champions League Soccer. However, many sports fans are

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Vera Wang, 71, was ‘totally shocked’ by the social media reaction to her viral sports bra photo

Vera Wang, 71, is known for her stunning designer wedding gowns, but after a scantily-clad Instagram photo went viral this year, she got attention for something else: her incredible figure.

In May, almost two months before her birthday, the fashion icon posted a photo of herself wearing only a sports bra and a pair of white shorts, posed to show off a white hair clip. The image quickly spread across the internet with many expressing total disbelief at Wang’s age. In June, the day before her birthday, Wang posted another photo of herself wearing a sports bra and leggings, eliciting another round of awe.

This week, People asked the designer about the first photo that kicked off the buzz. “I was totally shocked,” Wang told the publication. “To be perfectly honest, the real goal of that picture was [to feature] the hair clips I had in my hair. And hair

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