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US judge agrees with chess24 on chess moves

Friday, November 25, 2016
Category: Sports

From chess24.com

A US federal court has ruled that "robust reporting" of chess moves during play is in the public interest. The ruling, published on 22 November, explained why the attempt by World Chess

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Novak Djokovic tells of being offered $200,000 to fix a match

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Monday, January 18, 2016
Category: Sports

From www.theguardian.com

On a day of extended drama and fevered speculation, Novak Djokovic spoke in depth for the first time about being offered $200,000 (Ł140,000) to fix a match 10 years ago and Roger Federer, the gameâ€s most venerated player, called the latest allegations, to be aired on the BBC on Tuesday night, “far-fetched”.

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How the NFL tracks everything on the field but the ball

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Monday, November 3, 2014
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From www.theverge.com

Most people know radio-frequency identification (RFID) chips as the security tags adorning clothes in stores, but this year they can also be found inside the uniforms of NFL players. As the Atlanta Falcons and Detroit Lions descended upon London this weekend, accompanying them were executives from Zebra Technologies, the company behind the RFID-based motion tracking system that the league is implementing this season.

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The Dead Ball Century «

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Category: Sports

From grantland.com

You know John Thorn. Official historian for Major League Baseball. Mustachioed guy in the Ken Burns documentary. I went to his big house upstate last week because Thorn wanted to show me something. It was evidence of a "lively corpse," Thorn called it, "or fabulous invalid.

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The Top 5 Books for Soccer Fanatics

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Friday, October 3, 2014
Category: Sports

From www.quickanddirtytips.com

Ole, Ole, Ole! A soccer fan is like no other – born and bred to celebrate their culture through sport. If you find yourself contributing to this mania, believing there are two things in life—soccer and everything else—then this year is your year.

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The Hall of Fame is Dead Pirates Prospects

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Friday, January 10, 2014
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From www.piratesprospects.com

The Hall of Fame isn’t telling the story of baseball. You can’t tell the story of baseball without Pete Rose. You can’t tell the story of baseball without The Black Sox. And you can’t tell the story of baseball without steroids.

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The Truth Is Out There: From The 1985 NBA Draft Lottery To The Olympics To Game-Fixing

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Sunday, November 17, 2013
Category: Sports

From www.thepostgame.com

Sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke once wrote that any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic. The same holds true of sports conspiracies.

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Aaron Hernandez: Patriots Tight End Violent Evolution Rolling Stone

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Friday, September 6, 2013
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From www.rollingstone.com

he NFL and its teams spend millions each year employing a web of former cops and ex-FBI agents to keep an eye on players and their posses. For decades, the Patriots relied on a homegrown crew of retired state troopers to do surveillance.

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Michael LeMaitre and the Mount Marathon Race Runner′s World & Running Times

Monday, June 24, 2013
Category: Sports

From www.runnersworld.com

Like a lot of things in Alaska, the annual Mount Marathon Race in Seward is famously brutal, even dangerous. Which is precisely why Michael LeMaitre ran it--the last day he was seen alive.

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Football: The Kotaku Review

Monday, February 4, 2013
Category: Sports

From kotaku.com

Where Football excels over its spiritual predecessors is the implementation of the "system of downs" feature—which we touched on briefly above. Breaking up a "drive" toward a "touchdown" into four-part mini-battles, adding chances for continues and resets to "first down" for highly successful plays really helps funnel the juice of the strategy into a meatier game.

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