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  • YouTube sports chief rules out any bid for Premier League rights

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 20 March 2012 The global head of sports content at YouTube has ruled out any bid for live rights to show Premier League football matches now or in the foreseeable future despite describing English top-flight football as “a wonderfully powerful attractor of viewers”. In an […]

  • Barcelona, Real Madrid and Manchester United untouchable in cyberspace

    By Sportingintelligence 6 February 2012 In August 2010, as Facebook registered its 500 millionth active user, Sportingintelligence assessed the world’s ‘most popular’ sports teams by ‘Facebook fans’ – and Turkey’s Galatasaray came out on top. The ‘monetisation’ of sports fans via social media remains in its infancy. But in a rapidly changing multi-media world, we examined […]

  • NFL remains world No1 in attendance as Patriots and Giants meet in Super Bowl

    * By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 5 February 2012 The NFL has increased its already remarkable attendance levels in the current season to an average of 67,394 fans per match, Sportingintelligence can reveal. As our updated global attendances league table shows (also below), the new figure keeps the NFL comfortably in the […]

  • ‘Spot-fix’ teenager Mohammad Amir released early from prison

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 1 February 2012 Mohammad Amir, 19, the youngest of the three Pakistan cricketers jailed last year for spot-fixing in the Lord’s Test in summer 2010, has been released from prison ‘in the last two hours’ according to sources close to the player. (Time of writing […]

  • Graeme Swann: ‘England ousting India from top of rankings planned by stats geek’

    By Nick Harris SJA Internet Sports Writer of the Year 9 August 2011 England bowler Graeme Swann has revealed how England’s ascent towards being the No1 ranked Test nation in the world was meticulously planned by a Cambridge university maths graduate and ‘stats geek’, Nathan Leamon, also the ECB’s Cricket Peformance Analyst. Victory over India […]

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