Basketball

Genius Sports Secures Multi-Year Official Data and Video Streaming Partnership With Japan B.LEAGUE

Thursday, April 15, 2021 - 9:49am

The B.LEAGUE\xe2\x80\x99s official data will also supply their broadcast and media partners with fast and accurate statistics to enhance the fan experience across multiple platforms.\nGenius' award-winning live streaming solution GeniusLive will help the B.LEAGUE to broadcast its B2 games.

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  • The B.LEAGUE\xe2\x80\x99s official data will also supply their broadcast and media partners with fast and accurate statistics to enhance the fan experience across multiple platforms.\nGenius' award-winning live streaming solution GeniusLive will help the B.LEAGUE to broadcast its B2 games.
  • By automating streaming production and distribution through AI, GeniusLive enables sports to extend their reach and attract new fans around the world.\nGenius has been granted the exclusive rights to capture, manage and distribute the B.LEAGUE\xe2\x80\x99s official data and video content to its global network of regulated sportsbook partners.
  • B.LEAGUE is known as one of the fastest growing league in Asia.\nGenius Sports is the official data, technology and commercial partner that powers the global ecosystem connecting sports, betting and media.
  • We are a global leader in digital sports content, technology and integrity services.

Ballogy and Nancy Lieberman Partner to Level the Playing Field for Aspiring Athletes

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:41pm

\xe2\x80\x9cWith Nancy\xe2\x80\x99s support, we can truly deliver on our promise to level the playing field for all young athletes.\xe2\x80\x9d\nBallogy is an innovative software company revolutionizing the way youth and amateur athletes prepare for their sports.

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  • \xe2\x80\x9cWith Nancy\xe2\x80\x99s support, we can truly deliver on our promise to level the playing field for all young athletes.\xe2\x80\x9d\nBallogy is an innovative software company revolutionizing the way youth and amateur athletes prepare for their sports.
  • Nancy Lieberman is dedicated to expanding and ensuring that sports and educational opportunities exist for youth through her basketball camps and clinics, Dream Courts projects and educational programs.
  • http://www.nancyliebermancharities.org\nAbout Nancy Lieberman and T.J. Cline Basketball Camps\nNancy Lieberman and T.J. Cline Basketball Camps transform players into critical thinkers through skills and analytical drills.
  • It helps train young people to be prepared to go to the next level on and off the court.

The General® Insurance and Shaquille O’Neal Champion Communities in Need in New Bleacher Report Video Series “Shaq Gives Back”

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 6:00pm

\xe2\x80\x9cWe are proud to be working with The General and Shaq to share those stories through Bleacher Report.\xe2\x80\x9d\nTurner Sports\xe2\x80\x99 Bleacher Report will debut the first episode of Shaq Gives Back on Tuesday, April 13 across Bleacher Report\xe2\x80\x99s social channels.

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  • \xe2\x80\x9cWe are proud to be working with The General and Shaq to share those stories through Bleacher Report.\xe2\x80\x9d\nTurner Sports\xe2\x80\x99 Bleacher Report will debut the first episode of Shaq Gives Back on Tuesday, April 13 across Bleacher Report\xe2\x80\x99s social channels.
  • Additionally, there will be promotion on House of Highlights\xe2\x80\x99 popular Instagram channel and the Bleacher Report app.
  • It is the #1 sports brand driving engagement and video views across all social platforms and the Bleacher Report app, while fueling offline engagement through unparalleled experiences that blend sports with culture.
  • Find Bleacher Report on the industry-leading Bleacher Report app, www.bleacherreport.com and on Instagram @BleacherReport.\nView source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210413005790/en/\n'

Expensify Releases First Season of New Podcast: Live Rich, Have Fun, Save the World

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 2:00pm

The podcast is co-hosted by Expensify founder and CEO, David Barrett, and former heavy-metal frontman and Expensify expert, Monte Barnard.\nThis press release features multimedia.

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  • The podcast is co-hosted by Expensify founder and CEO, David Barrett, and former heavy-metal frontman and Expensify expert, Monte Barnard.\nThis press release features multimedia.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210412005126/en/\n\xe2\x80\x9cThe purpose of this podcast is to reorient the way society defines success around three life goals: Live Rich, Have Fun, and Save the World,\xe2\x80\x9d says Barrett.
  • \xe2\x80\x9cLive Rich encourages you to pursue financial freedom and helps you design a lifestyle to enjoy it.
  • Have Fun challenges you to stretch beyond the \xe2\x80\x98easy fun\xe2\x80\x99 of planning typical activities to the \xe2\x80\x98hard fun\xe2\x80\x99 of creating truly baller experiences.

SIQ Basketball, Maker of First FIBA-Approved Smart Game Ball, Moves Out of Beta

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 1:47pm

The company has expanded into new business-to-business sales channels to coaches and teams in addition to selling directly to consumers.

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  • The company has expanded into new business-to-business sales channels to coaches and teams in addition to selling directly to consumers.
  • SIQ Basketball has developed the industry\'s first smart game basketball providing athletes unparalleled shooting analytics for use at every level.\nSIQ smart basketballs track critical shooting data points, including makes, misses, swish percentage, shot distance, shooting percentage, form consistency, shot situation, release time, release angle, and quickness.
  • The ball\'s internal sensors do not affect its weight or flight, giving it the same look and feel as compared to a standard game ball.
  • For more information, please visit https://siqbasketball.com/ .\nSIQ (pronounced "S-I-Q") Basketball is the industry\'s first FIBA-approved smart game ballthat tracks all the data a shooter at any level needs.

Yao Family Wines Offers the First Napa Valley Wine Paired with NFT Digital Collectible

Monday, April 12, 2021 - 12:30pm

b'NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Yao Family Wines, the critically acclaimed Napa Valley winery founded by retired basketball star and global humanitarian Yao Ming, is releasing its most exclusive wine "THE CHOP" paired with a limited edition NFT.

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  • b'NAPA VALLEY, Calif., April 12, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Yao Family Wines, the critically acclaimed Napa Valley winery founded by retired basketball star and global humanitarian Yao Ming, is releasing its most exclusive wine "THE CHOP" paired with a limited edition NFT.
  • Yao Family Wines becomes the first winery in the world to offer a wine for auction paired with a NFT digital collectible.
  • Yao Family Wines are available online at www.yaofamilywines.com and in select markets in the US and internationally.\nYao Family Wines was founded in 2011 by retired NBA and China Basketball Association star Yao Ming.
  • Funds from the Yao Family Wines initiative will help fund MOCA\'s new permanent home in downtown Manhattan.

Steve Nash Joins BioSteel as Newest Ambassador Partner

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 2:30pm

NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -BioSteel today announced a multi-year deal with Brooklyn Nets coach and two-time MVP Steve Nash.

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  • NEW YORK, April 8, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -BioSteel today announced a multi-year deal with Brooklyn Nets coach and two-time MVP Steve Nash.
  • The partnership with BioSteel makes Nash the latest addition to the brand's impressive athlete and ambassador line-up including Luka Doncic and Patrick Mahomes.
  • The endorsement deal with BioSteel came about naturally for Nash, who is currently leading the first place Brooklyn Nets team.
  • Nash joins a growing list of top tier athletes and ambassadors who were consumers of the brand prior to being formally endorsed by BioSteel.

Miami Heat’s Duncan Robinson Partners with Ballogy

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:26pm
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  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210408005509/en/
    Im excited to help the next generation of basketball players reach their potential, said Duncan Robinson.
  • Duncan Robinson is a player who had to prove himself at the most vital times in his career before moving onto the next stage of his basketball journey.
  • Duncan has faced and overcome so many challenges during his unlikely journey to the NBA, said Todd Young, Founder and CEO of Ballogy.
  • Ballogy introduced the Ballogy Skills Assessment (BSA), the result of extensive research and feedback gathered from middle school, high school, and college level coaches and athletes.

Stats Perform to Present Two Key Sports AI Research Papers at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference

Thursday, April 8, 2021 - 1:00pm

Stats Perform, the Sports Tech leader in data and AI, today announced that two research papers authored by the companys AI team will be presented in the research track at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.

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  • Stats Perform, the Sports Tech leader in data and AI, today announced that two research papers authored by the companys AI team will be presented in the research track at the 2021 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference.
  • Each year the conferences Research Paper Competition highlights cutting-edge research that influences the way media and professional teams across various sports analyze performance.
  • These two papers represent some of the pioneering work of our AI team, and I am thrilled to see them recognized by the judging panel at Sloan, Stats Performs Chief Scientist Dr. Patrick Lucey said.
  • In the past five years, Stats Perform has reached the MIT Sloan Best Research Paper Track finals four other times, winning best paper in 2016 and runner-up in 2017 and 2018.

InventHelp Inventor Develops Innovative Basketball for Young Players (TRO-364)

Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 4:30pm

PITTSBURGH, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --"I was a professional basketball player and I wanted to create a way to bring the feel of playing pro basketball to young players," said an inventor, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "so I invented the SMALLBALL.

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  • PITTSBURGH, April 7, 2021 /PRNewswire/ --"I was a professional basketball player and I wanted to create a way to bring the feel of playing pro basketball to young players," said an inventor, from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, "so I invented the SMALLBALL.
  • My design could provide a competitive edge by improving a young player's skills on the court."
  • The invention provides an innovative training ball for youth basketball players.
  • As a result, it helps to simulate the feel and action of a pro-level basketball when shooting, passing and dribbling and it could enhance performance.