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One Year Ago: Looking Back On January 26 And The Lives Lost

Reading Time: 5 minutesIt’s one of those where were you when you found out type of moments. For some it seems like yesterday and for others an eternity. But one full year has now passed since the tragic events of January 26, 2020 in which fathers, mothers, siblings, children and coaches were taken from us far too soon. In this unthinkable and unimaginable event, basketball legend Kobe Bryant (41) was killed, along with his daughter Gianna (13). The losses of two other players, Alyssa Altobelli (14) and Payton Chester (13) , their parents John (56) and Keri Altobelli (46),...

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Hyperice Partners With Major League Baseball To Become League’s Official Recovery Technology Partner

Reading Time: 2 minutesHyperice, the industry leader in recovery technology, announced a multi-year partnership with Major League Baseball that will revolutionize the future of athletic training. Founded in 2010 by Anthony “Ice Man” Katz, Hyperice has been diving into recovery and all things sports technology-related dating back to when their products first hit the market. In addition to the recent partnership, Major League Baseball also will receive a future investment into the Hyperice company. Moving forward, the two sides will work together with team medical, athletic training as well as strength and conditioning professionals to optimize player health, longevity...

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A New Football League: Can the FCFL Change the Game?

Reading Time: 2 minutesWithin this crazy year of 2020, believe it or not, a new football league is on the rise. The name of this league may confuse you, and the league itself may be something you’ve never heard of before. But trust me when I say that by the end of this article, you’ll be wondering why you haven’t heard of this before, and maybe even where you can sign up. Because in 2021, the Fan-Controlled Football League is starting play, and the success of this league could change football forever. Allow me to introduce you to the...

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What the New Premier League Brexit Rules Mean For Clubs Around The World

Reading Time: 2 minutesWith Brexit, the entire United Kingdom will be undergoing massive change. Its biggest passion, football, is no exception. Recently, the English Premier League introduced a rule that bans clubs from signing foreign players under 18 years old. Additionally, clubs can only sign three under-21 international players, who will be allowed into the country using a point-based permit system. The Premier League, which has always attracted the finest young players from every corner of the world, may not seem so attractive after all. Many effects could be in store for all PL clubs. Firstly, there will be...

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The ESPN Layoffs Have Taught Us One Thing: It’s Our Fault

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the midst of the crazy world we are living in, it continues to get crazier from ESPN’s perspective. If you haven’t heard the news, ESPN had laid off 300 employees and leaving 200 open positions unfilled, many of them being journalistic jobs.  While ESPN continues to be the empire of sports media (Phenom Media soon) many people, including former employee Bob Ley, showcased their frustration towards the situation. He stated the following:  “Trying to remain objective and unemotional as I learn of the ESPN team members laid off today. Not possible. Not as I see...

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