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Amazon tipped in talks with NFL over major exclusive games deal

Amazon tipped in talks with NFL over major exclusive games deal

The NFL and Amazon are in talks over a big potential deal that may bring far more exclusive football games to the Prime platform, according to new reports. Amazon may, at least according to unnamed sources, pay around $1 billion to score a full season of exclusive NFL games, though it reportedly wouldn't impact local Thursday night broadcasts.

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Gatorade’s new Gx sweat-analyzing wearable is made for athletes

Gatorade’s new Gx sweat-analyzing wearable is made for athletes

Gatorade, the company you best know for its sports drinks, has launched a single-use wearable patch that, when used with its companion app, can analyze an athlete's sweat and provide them with a 'unique sweat profile.' According to Gatorade, the Gx Sweat Patch is the first wearable of its kind to hit the market, one ultimately intended to 'help inform personalized hydration strategies.'

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This head impact collar that cuts athlete brain injuries just got the FDA nod

This head impact collar that cuts athlete brain injuries just got the FDA nod

An innovative collar intended to prevent athletes from suffering brain injury from head impacts has been given authorization by the FCC to go on sale in the US, with hopes that Q-Collar could help the millions of such injuries that happen each year. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can lead to nerve damage, paralysis, and even death, when blunt trauma causes the brain to "slosh" in the skull.

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LA officials warn football fans to avoid Super Bowl LV parties

LA officials warn football fans to avoid Super Bowl LV parties

Super Bowl LV takes place later today, marking the biggest US sporting event of the year. Traditionally speaking, the day is marked by large gatherings and parties complete with food and loud shouting. As much fun as that may be, Los Angeles officials are encouraging football fans to skip the festivities this year, and you already know why.

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Super Bowl LV: How to stream the big game on Sunday

Super Bowl LV: How to stream the big game on Sunday

This weekend brings the year's biggest American football event: Super Bowl LV. The event will take place between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Kansas City Chiefs. As expected, the game will have limited in-person attendance, meaning you'll have to watch it on television with everyone else. How can you stream it?

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EA Sports College Football is coming back – Here’s what we know

EA Sports College Football is coming back – Here’s what we know

It's been a long time since EA Sports made games centered around college football, but the company will be returning to that world soon. Today, EA and the CLC announced that the two have partnered together to once again make EA Sports "the exclusive developer of simulation college football video game experiences." If you're hoping to see an EA College Football game soon, however, you should know that you might be waiting a while, as EA says that development is "just underway."

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Sling TV is the first streaming service to offer NHL Center Ice

Sling TV is the first streaming service to offer NHL Center Ice

NHL Center Ice, the sports package for out-of-market satellite and cable subscribers, is now available to those who prefer to stream their entertainment. Sling TV has announced that has integrated NHL Center Ice with its platform, making it the first streaming service to offer the hockey portal. The addition comes shortly after the start of the 2021 NHL season, giving hockey fans who don't have traditional pay-TV a new option for watching the games.

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The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

The way we watch sports is still broken and isn’t getting any better

Back in the late 2000s, when streaming services like Netflix and Hulu were just getting going, I was convinced that those services would change the way we watch TV. Even back then, it wasn't difficult to envision a future where cable wasn't the only way we watched shows. Fast forward to today and things have largely panned out as expected. The streaming market is fragmented as everyone attempts to build out their own streaming services, yes, but these days you can get along just fine with a few streaming subscriptions, which still comes in at less than the cost of a cable package.

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Betting on drone races is now a thing, but only in some states

Betting on drone races is now a thing, but only in some states

The Drone Racing League has teamed up with DraftKings to launch drone race betting in some states, the two companies have announced, making DRL races the first of their kind open to legal betting. At this point in time, only a handful of states have made it legal to bet on drone races, but regulatory approval is likely to come from other states in the future.

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ESPN+ annual cost is going up months after last price hike

ESPN+ annual cost is going up months after last price hike

The latest streaming subscription to get a substantial price increase is ESPN+, the standalone option for sports fans who don't have a traditional cable or satellite service. This new price increase impacts the annual subscription rate for those who prefer to pay for a full year upfront; it comes only a few months after the monthly price increase.

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COVID-19 vaccine timeline reckons NFL 2021 season is “possible”

COVID-19 vaccine timeline reckons NFL 2021 season is “possible”

Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke this week about the future of COVID-19 and action dates for vaccines in the USA. Dr. Fauci suggested that vaccines going through official approval schedules now will be available to the "highest-priority people" starting from the end of December, 2020. Highest-priority vaccinations will take place through January, February, March, then on to the general public. Per Dr. Fauci, potentially full NFL stadiums in September of 2021 are "possible."

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Amazon will exclusively stream the 49ers vs Cardinals game in December

Amazon will exclusively stream the 49ers vs Cardinals game in December

If you're planning to watch the Cardinals and 49ers battle it out next month, you'll need to use Twitch or Prime Video -- unless you happen to live in Phoenix or San Francisco, in which case you'll be able to catch it through the local broadcast stations. The deal was announced by the NFL, which notes that it will also make the game available to eligible mobile users.

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