Vince Ellis Detroit Free Press Published 11:00 p.m. UTC Aug 8, 2018 Seven go-karts roared around the Novi track Tuesday afternoon. The race was never in doubt — the No. 6 car dusted all six pursuers. But the outing at JD Racing wasn’t about competition. It was a moment of celebration. The Pistons Gaming Team was enjoying downtime after clinching a playoff spot in the inaugural season of the NBA’s esports league. After wrapping up at the track — gamer Fred Mendoza took the flag — Pistons GT esports manager Adam Rubin and the organization was going to treat the team to a bowling outing. Not exactly a Champagne bath, but when the NBA 2K team won’t have another off day until its playoff journey ends, team members will take it. The berth represents validation for Rubin, who devised the team’s draft strategy. He was confident the team — which sits third at 9-4 in the 17-team league with one week remaining in the regular season — … [Read more...] about Pistons GT — the one Detroit pro sports team to clinch playoff berth
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Aja Gaines and Taylor Gribble Detroit Free Press Published 10:22 p.m. UTC Jul 27, 2018 Fred Mendoza is quick to say playing video games for a living isn’t all fun and games. There are hours of practicing. There is weekly travel to New York City for competition. Don’t get him wrong — he would leave his job working in a D.C.-area IT department again to join the Detroit Pistons Gaming Team in the NBA’s inaugural NBA 2K season. But after several months — which included a four-week stretch of three losses — Mendoza said recently the season has offered challenges for the six-member team. “Playing video games all day, (is) … not as easy as people think.” Mendoza said. “A lot of stuff, behind the scenes like hard work and hours that people don't see.” The team has surged since that losing stretch. They have won three straight and the only recent setback was a loss in the semifinals of the league’s third … [Read more...] about Detroit’s best sports team? Pistons Gaming Team of the NBA 2K League
The faulty Optus streaming service prompted Optus chief executive Allen Lew to apologise "unreservedly to all Australians" on Sunday, but there were further issues that night.Optus Chief Executive Officer Allen Lew has today announced that Optus will offer Optus Sport to all Australians for free until 31 August [i].The free access to the Optus service extends beyond the World Cup and takes in the first two rounds of Premier League fixtures.Australia's second biggest telco has come under fire for its coverage of the World Cup, which has been marred by technical problems to its streaming service and left fans angry.It got to a point where Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull stepped in to speak to Mr Lew about the issue on Monday.The streaming quality of its EPL coverage was also criticised when it first launched in 2016 with some users complaining about picture quality, buffering issues and annoyed by a slight delay.Non-Optus customers who forked over $14.95 for the subscription service in … [Read more...] about Optus Sport team up with SBS for all remaining group matches
News Sports UK Sports Entertainment Alert 61° Full Menu Alert 61° Home eEdition News All News Business Communities Counties Crime Education Lexington Most Wanted Nation/World News Photos News Videos Politics Searchable Databases State Watchdog Columns Tom Eblen Sports All Sports UK Sports College Sports Next Cats Recruiting High School Horses Kentucky Speedway Lexington Legends Reds MLB NBA NASCAR NFL Sports Photos Sports Videos Columns John Clay's Columns Mark Story Next Cats Recruiting UK Sports All UK Sports Next Cats Recruiting Baseball Basketball - Men Basketball - Women Recruiting Ex-Cats Football UK Photos UK Videos More UK Sports Columns John Clay's Blog Mark Story Politics Politics Elections Entertainment All Entertainment Books Celebrities Comics Puzzles & Games Events Calendar Horoscopes Movies Music Restaurants Stage & Dance TV Visual Arts Entertainment … [Read more...] about EKU board finalizes program closures and 153 job cuts. Two sports teams eliminated.
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News Sports UK Sports Entertainment Alert 46° Full Menu Alert 46° Home eEdition News All News Business Communities Counties Crime Education Lexington Most Wanted Nation/World News Photos News Videos Politics Searchable Databases State Watchdog Columns Tom Eblen Sports All Sports UK Sports College Sports Next Cats Recruiting High School Horses Kentucky Speedway Lexington Legends Reds MLB NBA NASCAR NFL Sports Photos Sports Videos Columns John Clay's Columns Mark Story Next Cats Recruiting UK Sports All UK Sports Next Cats Recruiting Baseball Basketball - Men Basketball - Women Recruiting Ex-Cats Football UK Photos UK Videos More UK Sports Columns John Clay's Blog Mark Story Politics Politics Elections Entertainment All Entertainment Books Celebrities Comics Puzzles & Games Events Calendar Horoscopes Movies Music Restaurants Stage & Dance TV Visual Arts Entertainment … [Read more...] about EKU to cut 200 positions, close Danville campus, slash sports
March Madness is upon us. Sixty-four National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams will duke it out to win the championship. There are only a few days left to make your picks and everyone is scrambling to pick a winner. So who are this year's favorites? 2013 NCAA Tournament Brackets Full NCAA Tournament coverage from CBSSports.com The predictions are out from the likes of statistician Nate Silver or favorite news outlets like CBS Sports, Sports Illustrated or Yahoo! Sports. You can roll the dice or trust your bracket in the hands of these professionals. There are even theories on how to hack your bracket. It's not easy to keep track of 64 teams, so here are some of the best ways to count down to the final four -- and ultimately this year's champions. Where to get brackets Brackets are available at ESPN, CBS Sports and NBC. Mobile apps NCAA March Madness Live (Android, iOS) - The official NCAA app lets you check game schedules, fill out brackets and get game alerts. This year, … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo March Madness! Hashtags, apps to manage 2013 NCAA brackets
March Madness is here! Sixty-four National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) teams will duke it out to win the championship. Here are some websites and apps that will keep you on your game as we countdown to the final four. Facebook Surprisingly, there aren't many apps created for the NCAA championships. CBS Sports has the most used app, with over 60,000 active users. The app lets you create brackets, pick your final four and check scores. There is also an app called March Madness Office Pools with 900 active users. The app strips down the brackets to just two teams. Make your picks and wait it out. Mobile NCAA March Madness Live (Android, iOS) - The official NCAA app lets you check game schedules, fill out brackets and get game alerts. For an extra $3.99, you can also stream games on mobile devices. Thuuz (Android, iOS) - Thuuz actually tracks all of the major sports leagues and games - not just the NCAA. Once you pick your teams, the app will send alerts and game … [Read more...] about CBS News Logo Websites, apps to manage NCAA brackets
Marjorie Stoneman Douglas‘s hockey team received national notoriety last week after overcoming tremendous adversity while mourning the loss of their fellow students, teachers and coaches to win the State Hockey Championship. On Monday, the Florida Panthers recognized their achievement in a very unique way, letting them practice on the ice at the BB&T Center and bringing in hockey's ultimate prize, the Stanley Cup, for the players to hoist. "That's the last thing I was expecting, I was expecting maybe like Barkov or Bjugstad just to come on and skate with us, so that was the last thing I was expecting," senior Joey Zenobi said. They’ll tell you it was hard to feel on top of the world after feeling the sanctity of their world crumble around them following the mass shooting at the school. The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School Hockey team won the state championship Friday night and are headed to the nationals. NBC 6 Sports Anchor Chris Fischer explains. … [Read more...] about Stoneman Douglas Hockey Team Hoists Stanley Cup
Working for the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning, Angelina Lawton found herself surprised at the number of professional sports teams who were still using PowerPoint, the PC presentation software, in presentations to potential sponsors. She hatched an idea for a company that would create customizable presentation designs for sports teams, which, at both the pro and collegiate level, have back offices filled with people ginning up sponsorships, ticketing promotions and fan engagement events. When she and her husband, Brian Lawton, the former general manager of the Lightning, moved to Minneapolis in 2010, she decided the time was right to get her idea off the ground and created Sportsdigita. And the time was right. With sports fans just starting to embrace smartphones and tablets at the time, pro and college teams quickly started using apps and digital media to reach them. And in the process of developing new ways to interact with fans, they also found themselves with new opportunities to … [Read more...] about Sports franchises flock to Minneapolis marketing company