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Sports Tech Live

All your Sports Tech news in one place, covering topics like AR/VR, Data Analytics, eSports, Live Streaming, Sports Betting, Wearables, etc.

Hey Sports Tech Fans,
Very quick one this week.
The big news in the world of sport is again Chelsea related!
Roman Abramovich has had his assets frozen by the UK government which has certainly made the sale of Chelsea a lot more complicated.
As I was writing this, Chelsea have had their bank account temporarily suspended by Barclays bank as they assess the situation. This could cause massive disruption to the club if it drags on.
But this goes to show how much can change in the blink of an eye with this story.
Tifo football have a great video roundup from Thursday about what is known.
The video gives a comprehensive summary of where things stand and offers more detail on the shutting of the club store and website as well as the sale of new tickets being forbidden.
There are a lot of things up in the air like what happens if Chelsea make the quarter finals of Champions League? What happens with away fans? What happens to all club staff, especially those working the club shop that has now been closed? What happens to players’ contracts? What happens to the sale of the club, does this make it easier or harder to do? Will Chelsea have enough cash flow to meet its substantial monthly costs? Will they be able to make tax payments?
Everything is as clear as mud right now and has huge implications for the club, the league, football at large, and ownership moving forward.
Have a great sporting weekend,

Roman Abramovich, Owner of Chelsea FC, Has Assets Frozen By Britain - The New York Times
Abramovich Sanctions | What Happens Now for Chelsea?
Abramovich Sanctions | What Happens Now for Chelsea?
Chelsea's bank account temporarily suspended by Barclays | Football News | Sky Sports
Billionaires interested in buying Chelsea told to approach UK government
Soccer-Premier League suspends agreement with Russian broadcast partner Okko Sport | 1330 & 101.5 WHBL
Haas terminates contracts with Russian F1 driver Nikita Mazepin and title sponsor Uralkali
Streaming Wars
Apple, MLB announce 'Friday Night Baseball' package
MLB Lockout Ends and 162-Game Season Will Be Played - The New York Times
Universal Tennis and Amazon Announce Rights Deal and Investment to Elevate Game of Tennis
Could WarnerMedia Stream NBA and NHL Games on HBO Max? – The Streamable
March Madness Live Unveils New Features for 2022 Tournament | TV Tech
beIN Media to make Women’s Champions League available for free – Digital TV Europe
FIP announces ESPN as major new broadcast partner – PadelFip
International Handball Federation extends SPORTFIVE marketing deal to 2031
Duke-UNC ratings: Coach K finale hits high - Sports Media Watch
STN Video announces multi-year partnership extension with the NHL® for U.S. digital video distribution: Publishers will continue to have access to top NHL® video content and STN monetization on the STN Platform
Probellum announce multi-fight agreement with Discovery Sports
Sports Betting
Ridley Betting Suspension Tests NFL Standards as Sportsbooks Expand
New York Sports Betting 2022: Top 7 NY Sportsbooks
Stats Perform Launches Blockbuster Range of Products to ‘Light Up Sportsbooks’ - Stats Perform
Will NY Sports Betting Market See More New Apps This Year?
Bet365 Ready For Q2 Launch In Colorado, Says License Partner
Acquisitions, BetMGM Investment Part of Entain Growth Plans - Legal Sports Report
esports & Gaming
Russian invasion of Ukraine turns esports pros into refugees - The Washington Post
Snoop Dogg joins FaZe Clan as board member and content creator
ESL partners with Snapdragon, announces the Snapdragon Pro Series 2022 for Mobile Esports
Misfits Gaming Group announces crypto partnership with Tezos
Fortnite: Epic bans Russian residents from cash tournaments
Brabham Esports to compete in VCO Esports Racing League
Pac-12 Conference Links With WSC Sports for Automated Social Media Highlights
Welcome to OnlyFans for the Food World | Vanity Fair
Social & Marketing
INFLCR Reaches 3-Year Exclusive Partnership With TikTok
CBS and Turner sell out March Madness ad inventory | Ad Age transports Snapchat users to LeBron James' childhood bedroom | Marketing Dive
ESPN insider Jeff Passan’s Twitter account hacked during MLB labor negotiations
Scorecard App Golf GameBook Raises $3.2 Million
Excel Sports Management to Acquire U.K.-Based Nolan Partners - Hunt Scanlon Media
Reality Intrudes on a Utopian Crypto Vision - The New York Times
Barcelona want their own cryptocurrency to challenge football's elite - president Joan Laporta
Recur launches NFT marketplace for collegiate sports - Ledger Insights - enterprise blockchain
Manchester City Announces Multimillion-Dollar Deal With Crypto Exchange OKX
HOWDY, PARTNER: Gotham FC, Algorand team up - Front Row Soccer
Topps transforms Cleveland Indians into Guardians on 2022 baseball cards – The Athletic
Magic Eden teams up with Overtime to elevate sports NFT utility
Women’s Cricket Digital Collectibles set to launch
Game Coin signs 61 LSU student-athletes to NIL deals 
Atlanta Hawks Launching NFT Collection - Sports Illustrated Atlanta Hawks News, Analysis and More
Pokemon Go creator thinks metaverse needs to keep it 'real' | AP News
Players 2022: The PGA Tour and NBC debut 'mixed reality' for the first time on a golf broadcast | Golf News and Tour Information | Golf Digest
Women in Sport
Brittney Griner’s WNBA Impact Is Clear As Fans Await Word from Russia - The New York Times
ESPN to launch first season-long WNBA fantasy game for 2022 season - The Athletic
Zwift extends investment into women's cycling as Paris-Roubaix Femmes avec Zwift presenting partner - Community - BikeBiz
GameOn to Power Just Women’s Sports Bracket for 2022 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament
Student Athletes
Media Buying Briefing: High school sports media looks to graduate, but doesn't yet have the national profile for big brand buy in
Sloan Conference
Here are some key takeaways from the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference - The Boston Globe
Analytically Speaking: How the Flyers Collect and Use Hockey Data |
Genius Sports Joins March Madness, Inks Global Data Distribution Deal With Mid-American Conference
Eagles partner with Kraft Analytics Group to build centralized data warehouse
NBA G League Introduces Player, Ball Data Tracking With Second Spectrum
Hardware & Wearables
MLB Players Rebuff Robo Umps for 2023 Season, but Willing to Accept Pitch Clock
Zwift bans whistleblower for publishing details of powerful weight-doping cheat - CyclingTips
Shoe technology is changing track and field, BYU coaches say | Opinion - Deseret
UFC Launches New ‘UFC Fight Deck’ LED Display System Surrounding Octagon for UFC 272
Now Test Driving: Aramark & Pittsburgh Penguins Bring First Temperature-Controlled Food Lockers to PPG Paints Arena
Detroit’s WaitTime AI Solution Selected by Denver Broncos - DBusiness Magazine
Adidas replaces Puma as Italy's national football kit provider | The Industry Fashion
F1 teams up with Lenovo |
Ex-Arsenal exec Kenny joins Blast Premier as managing director | SportBusiness
NWSL names former National Lacrosse League, NHL executive Jessica Berman commissioner - The Athletic
NASCAR promotes execs Steve O'Donnell, Ben Kennedy
Bruno Senna joins Airspeeder as development pilot and global ambassador - Motorsport Technology
Best of the Rest
Porsche Vision Gran Turismo Is The Future Of Motorsports
Liga MX: Mexico soccer riot: Fans ask FIFA to take the 2026 World Cup away from Mexico | Marca
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