Venezuela Bitcoin Boom
Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin that rely on blockchain technology are changing the way fans and sports teams interact. (Photo: Rick Bowmer/AP Images)

How Blockchain is Changing Sports

For sports fans unfamiliar with the term, “blockchain” may sound like some new football strategy instead of what it is: An encrypted computer network technology used for keeping records on—and Continue Reading

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Tokyo 2020 Karate
An athlete performs kata moves during a karate test event at Nippon Budokan, a venue for karate at the 2020 Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP Images

Karate Steps Into the Spotlight

At a time when MMA-style fighting dominates the martial arts landscape, karate is working to expand its own patch of ground. “The beauty of karate is that it’s a lifetime Continue Reading

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PLL Redwoods Atlas Lacrosse
Atlas' Pat Young cradles the ball while under pressure from Redwoods' Patrick Harbeson during a Premier Lacrosse League game in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Photo: Damian Strohmeyer/AP Images for Premier Lacrosse League

A Turning Point for Lacrosse

Lacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States, and it’s making gains internationally as well. On the global front, lacrosse has grown to 62 nations fielding programs Continue Reading

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The Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission hosts events across the city. Photograph: Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission

Grand Experiment

CVBs and sports commissions often get the stiff-arm from local universities when it comes to using campus venues for sports events. By contrast, the Greater Grand Junction Sports Commission in Continue Reading

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Real Madrid Chelsea Soccer
The University of Michigan has hosted some of the largest soccer matches in history at its football stadium. Photograph: Tony Ding/AP Images

Town and Gown Relations

In 2014, Manchester United defeated Real Madrid 3-1 at Michigan Stadium before 109,316 fans. It was the largest crowd in U.S. soccer history. Two years later, Real Madrid returned to Continue Reading

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NBA 2K League Tip Off Tournament – Bucks Gaming v Cavs Legion Gaming Club
The NBA 2K League Tip Off Tournament was held at Brooklyn Studios in Long Island City, New York. Photograph: Michelle Farsi/NBAE via Getty Images

The Franchising of Esports

The owner of the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution is one of a growing number of major sports franchise CEOs entering the esports realm. In October 2017 Continue Reading

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Advertising photos for Rock Top Sports World in Gatlinburg Tennessee. Photos by Steven Bridges of Bridges Photography.
Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, is one of many new youth sports complexes. Photo courtesy of Rocky Top Sports World

Venue Boom

By the time hockey season starts this fall, Erie, Pennsylvania, will have two new NHL-sized ice rinks and eight full-sized locker rooms, including dedicated locker rooms for women and referees. Continue Reading

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