Technology

New York Yankees' Brett Gardner, left, talks with home plate umpire Manny Gonzalez after striking out against the Minnesota Twins during the first inning of Game 1 of an American League Division Series baseball game, Friday, Oct. 4, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
October 08, 2019 - 12:11 am
A hot topic all year has been the idea of computerizing the strike zone, the rise of the robot umpires. It's drawn even more attention here in October — we've already seen a perfect example of a missed call when Marcell Ozuna was rung up in the ninth inning of Game 3 between the Cardinals and...
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September 30, 2019 - 5:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Germany's Bundesliga is moving its U.S. telecasts from Fox to ESPN, which will carry most of the matches on its digital streaming service in the latest switch from traditional broadcast networks. ESPN and the Bundesliga announced Monday they had reached a six-year agreement that...
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September 30, 2019 - 5:05 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Germany's Bundesliga is moving its U.S. telecasts from Fox to ESPN, which will carry most of the matches on its digital streaming service in the latest switch from traditional broadcast networks. ESPN and the Bundesliga announced Monday they had reached a six-year agreement that...
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In this Friday, Aug. 23, 2019, photo, Oakland Athletics rookie pitcher Nathan Patterson tosses a baseball, in Mesa, Ariz. Patterson earned a contract after hitting 96 mph on the radar gun at a fan pitching challenge at Colorado’s Coors Field. He made his last appearance for the A’s in rookie league on Aug. 25, allowing a hit in 2 2/3 innings with two strikeouts against the Cleveland Indians. (AP Photo/John Marshall)
August 25, 2019 - 11:14 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Nathan Patterson never even made the varsity baseball team as a middle infielder during high school back home in Kansas. In fact, he'd strayed far from the game — running his own landscaping business and working various other jobs that included sales and software — before...
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In this photo taken Friday June, 28, 2019, a Wimbledon 2019 tennis ball is weighed at the International Tennis Federation (ITF) lab in Roehampton, near Wimbledon south west London. Based for about 20 years in a three-room area on what used to be a pair of squash courts in Roehampton, the ITF tech lab is filled with more than $1 million worth of machines that help make sure rules are followed and parameters are met. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
July 11, 2019 - 7:52 am
WIMBLEDON, England (AP) — Roger Federer isn't entirely sure whether it's the grass courts themselves or the tennis balls or what, exactly, but he does know this: Something feels slower about the way Wimbledon is playing nowadays. Federer's semifinal opponent Friday, Rafael Nadal, disagrees, saying...
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United States' Megan Rapinoe holds the trophy celebrating at the end of the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday, July 7, 2019. The US defeated the Netherlands 2-0. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
July 07, 2019 - 7:43 pm
LYON, France (AP) — A Women's World Cup stirred by heated debates on politics, pay and technology saw the narratives fused in Sunday's final by the undisputed and outspoken star of the tournament: Megan Rapinoe. By opening the scoring with a penalty awarded after a video review, Rapinoe claimed a...
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In this photo taken May 23, 2019, Dave Marver, CEO of VICIS, a Seattle-based company that makes football helmets, talks in Seattle about his company's latest offering, the ULTIM cap. VICIS announced on Monday, July 1, the cap is intended for use with youth flag football and the quickly expanding competitive 7-on-7 football played during the offseason for youth and high school programs. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren). (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
July 01, 2019 - 12:03 am
SEATTLE (AP) — The company that produces the top-rated helmet for NFL players and introduced a youth version of the headgear is rolling out a version for flag football. Seattle-based VICIS already produces the helmet that rated best for three straight years at reducing head impact severity,...
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May 29, 2019 - 11:34 pm
DES PLAINES, Ill. (AP) — There probably never will be a perfect football helmet. That doesn't mean manufacturers won't chase that goal. A tour of the Riddell headquarters makes that absolutely clear. Innovation, imagination, analytics, all with advancements in the product and enhancements of player...
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May 26, 2019 - 12:40 pm
The television ratings for this year's Stanley Cup playoffs have been steady despite many top markets not having teams qualify and finalists from the past two years eliminated in the first round. Going into the start of Monday's final between the St. Louis Blues and Boston Bruins, television...
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In this April 12, 2019, photo, Washington Redskins head athletic trainer Larry Hess demonstrates a salt water float orb inside a recovery room at the team's NFL football training facility in Ashburn, Va. With the use of state-of-the-art machines and techniques, the Redskins hope to cut down on injuries after leading the NFL in players on injured reserve last season. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
May 20, 2019 - 1:26 pm
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Sunglasses shield your eyes from the infrared lights that give oxygen to your body's cells. Ugg boots, rubber gloves and shorts are the only protection from freezing temperatures as cold as minus 200 degrees. Then comes the sensory deprivation of floating pitch black in 1,000...
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