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YouTube TV is losing FOX Regional Sports and YES Network

YouTube TV is losing FOX Regional Sports and YES Network

In a series of tweets on Thursday, YouTube revealed that its YouTube TV service will lose FOX Regional Sports Networks, including the YES Network, due to a deal that fell through. The talks took place with Sinclair Broadcast Group, which owns FOX Regional Sports; YouTube says it has been 'unable to reach an agreement' with the company, meaning it will only be able to offer these sports channels for a few more days.

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A cancelled 2020 Olympics would be first in modern history (outside of war)

A cancelled 2020 Olympics would be first in modern history (outside of war)

A senior member of the International Olympics Committee spoke this week about the possibility that the 2020 Tokyo Olympics would be cancelled due to novel coronavirus (nCoV-2019). According to Olympics Committee member Dick Pound, there was a 3-month window in which the 2020 Tokyo, Japan-based sports event's fate would be decided. He apparently "did not sound alarmist", but did acknowledge a real possibility that the Tokyo Olympics for 2020 could be affected by nCoV-2019 in one way or another.

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Spotify acquires The Ringer to expand its podcast library

Spotify acquires The Ringer to expand its podcast library

Music streaming service Spotify has announced the acquisition of The Ringer, a website that, among other things, offers a large selection of podcasts on sports, popular culture, and more. Spotify will get these podcasts as part of the deal, as well as The Ringer website and its entertainment and sports team. If everything goes according to plan, the deal will close in the first quarter of the year.

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Fox apps return to Roku in time to stream the Super Bowl

Fox apps return to Roku in time to stream the Super Bowl

Stop panicking, football fans. Roku and Fox have worked out a new deal that brought the network's apps back to the streaming platform. This means you'll be able to download the Fox Sports and Fox NOW apps and use them to watch the Super Bowl tomorrow as you may have planned to do before the carriage dispute caused a blackout. Other apps remain an option for streaming the game as well.

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Suunto 7 promises a Wear OS sports smartwatch with 12-hour battery life

Suunto 7 promises a Wear OS sports smartwatch with 12-hour battery life

The Apple Watch, thanks to its life-saving AFib detection, has taken the lion's share of attention when it comes to the smartwatch market. That practically leaves other wearable platforms, especially Wear OS by Google, to contend for the leftovers. That doesn't mean there's no room for massive improvement, especially when it comes to battery life. That's where Suunto makes it big boast that its latest sports-centric Suunto 7 can last you at least half a day even if you leave the GPS on.

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Ultimate Rivals: The Rink on Apple Arcade debuts a new sports game series

Ultimate Rivals: The Rink on Apple Arcade debuts a new sports game series

Apple Arcade marks a new chapter in Apple's business, combining its newfound service-oriented character with its traditional software model. It also proved, at least on paper, that it's serious about gaming and not just on mobile but also on all its platforms. It has quite a number of titles exclusive to the subscription service but most of them are existing games. Injecting fresh blood into Apple Arcade, Bit Fry Games Studio announced a new Ultimate Rivals: The Rink game that is also the beginning of a new breed of sports games.

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PlayStation-exclusive MLB The Show coming to other consoles

PlayStation-exclusive MLB The Show coming to other consoles

It's a rather curious day for the Sony PlayStation and its fans. With the PS5 coming soon, you'd think the company would emphasize the platform's superiority and focus on exclusives that capitalize on that. Instead, Sony has opened its doors to Minecraft, finally ending one of the most recent controversies surrounding its snub of other consoles. And as if that weren't enough, it seems that Sony is also promising that one of the longest-running PlayStation exclusives will finally be making its way to other consoles starting 2021.

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Peloton acquired design firm that worked on Facebook Portal, Google Pixel 4 sensors

Peloton acquired design firm that worked on Facebook Portal, Google Pixel 4 sensors

Today a report detailed an acquisition of the design firm Gossamer Engineering as initiated by the exercise-centric tech company Peloton Interactive Inc. earlier this year. The acquisition was apparently made to assist the company's efforts to create new hardware, like treadmills and bicycles - so said people familiar with the matter speaking with Bloomberg. Gossamer Engineering was an independent firm before this acquisition, having found success in contracts with both Facebook and Google.

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Can swearing make you healthier? Here’s the reality

Can swearing make you healthier? Here’s the reality

New research says that dropping f-bombs and other curse words can help you get a better workout. That's according to a set of researchers from Keele University in England. They've conducted several years of research on this and related (swear-intensive) topics, leading them to several conclusions. One of these conclusions was that humans "produced more power" when swearing whilst exercising than without said swearwords. Related tests showed that participants were better able to handle pain if they vocalized curse words.

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NBA Live 20 isn’t happening anymore, huge changes promised

NBA Live 20 isn’t happening anymore, huge changes promised

There are a few things in life that are as consistent as the waxing and waning of the moon and one of them is a yearly dose of an NBA game for EA Sports. Sure, there have been years when the publisher bowed out of a release but that's all in the past, right? Not quite because, apparently, NBA Live 20 isn't coming this season, which is to say it won't be coming at all. Instead, EA is practically promising the heavens and beyond for the still unannounced next-gen consoles.

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Facebook Watch is getting exclusive shows from FOX Sports

Facebook Watch is getting exclusive shows from FOX Sports

Joining the NFL and ESPN is FOX Sports with plans to release exclusive shows on Facebook Watch, the social media company's video streaming platform. Under the collaboration between the two companies, FOX Sports will release what it calls interactive shows exclusively on Facebook Watch, including ones that involve sports wagering and football.

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Blizzard, NBA find China’s most powerful weapon is consumer potential

Blizzard, NBA find China’s most powerful weapon is consumer potential

Blizzard is one of several companies to fall into the trap that is state-run media in the nation of China in the year 2019. Blizzard hosts gaming tournaments in China - it's big business, and has the potential for big growth. China and Hong Kong are in the midst of political upheaval via a protest in Hong Kong that's been in play since June of 2019. Because China wants to stop the protest, they're pressuring all media (including Blizzard) to do away with any form of public protest on their network, lest they remove said media from China altogether.

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