Twitter's NFL Deal Maps Out Path To Success

Dror Ginzberg | Posted 18.10.2016 | UK Tech
Dror Ginzberg

What this deal really shows is how well American football is complimented by social media. With a typical game clocking in at roughly three hours from start to finish, Twitter is a natural fit - allowing fans to stray on and off the platform without missing any of the action.

YouTube Red Is Google Taking Back Power in Online Video

Mat Greenfield | Posted 25.10.2016 | UK Tech
Mat Greenfield

Last week saw a red letter day for YouTube, finally unveiling its long-rumoured subscription service: YouTube Red. In the process, it risked alienating video creators, dealt a blow to Internet advertising and made a bold move to ensure its future relevance in online media.

Venus Williams' Naked ESPN Cover: Why I Can't Stop Looking At That Magnificent Bum

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 09.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

From warrior-like to more slender, ESPN champions the various physiques of athletes from different disciplines. And there's no question to which category Venus falls into. The former no.1 seed and seven-time Grand Slam champion is known for her strength and speed - she has the fastest serve ever recorded by a woman at 129mph - is ferocious on court and has a body to die for.

This Sleeping Baseball Fan Is Suing ESPN And Its Commentators For $10m

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Sport

A baseball fan who fell asleep during an MLB game is suing ESPN and its commentators for $10 million. Andrew Rector, 26, claims he has suffered emo...

USA's Game Against Portugal Was Most Watched Football Match Ever In US

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 25.06.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- It’s official – the USA’s dramatic World Cup group game against Portugal was the most watched soccer match ever in the US, with a ma...

Huge Number Of Americans Tuned In To See USA Beat Ghana

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK

NEW YORK -- Americans just don’t get football, or soccer, or whatever they want to call it. So goes the clichéd line about the beautiful game acros...

Deconstructing the Data on FiveThirtyEight

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 18.05.2014 | UK Tech
Preetam Kaushik

Will Nate's selling out to ESPN for a few pieces of silver, and leaving the venerable NYT, be worth it? Are we truly at the tipping point of a new type of journalism to take hold? Or is this just more hype in the news cycle which should invoke in us a healthy dose of skepticism?

ESPN to BT - All a Little Bit of History Repeating

Sri Sritharan | Posted 27.04.2013 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

As the old adage goes, to never meet your heroes, so it transpires as ESPN sit astride their proverbial horse and ride into the British sporting sunset. They arrived as great American conquerors who would finally give Rupert Murdoch's monopoly a bloody nose and more. As it is, they have conceded to their great rivals and stepped aside for a younger challenger.

Samuel Luckhurst

FA Cup Enjoys Respite As Luton Spark The Magic | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.01.2013 | UK Sport

The fourth-round FA Cup draw was about as inspiring as a David Cameron speech, so what a pleasant surprise the weekend's football provided the competi...

To Fan the Passion For Sports

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK Sport
Preetam Kaushik

Have you ever wondered about the origin of the word "fan"? We are not talking about ceiling fans or table fans or pedestal fans. We are talking about fans whose hearts go "thuk, thuk" on seeing the celebrity they hero-worship.

Time for Revolution: Bibelots Join Emerging Icons and Dave Davies in the Campaign for Original British Music

Kat Jackman | Posted 26.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Your Sex Pistols and your Joe Strummers got things right, but these days it can be hard to come by a tune to entertain your brain as well as the temptation to dance.

BT Vision New Player On The Pitch After Winning Broadcasting Rights To Premier League

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Sport

BT vision has won the right to broadcast 38 Premier League football matches for the first time in a record £3.018 billion deal that also saw BSkyB re...

Erik Morales is Not the Fighter He Was - But That Doesn't Mean He Should Retire

Scott Jordan Harris | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Sport
Scott Jordan Harris

Erik Morales lost his WBC world title twice this weekend, once at the weigh-in and once in the ring. The scenes at the former were unusual and unexpected; the scenes in the latter were more predictable.

WATCH: Sports Announcer Falls Off Stool

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Comedy

Here in Britain, we don't much care about basketball, least of all college basketball - but there is one thing we really do care about, and that's peo...

How Randolph Hearst's Modest Successor Will Out-Pace Rupert Murdoch

Colin Morrison | Posted 26.03.2012 | UK
Colin Morrison

This is a story of three octogenarians. It is 60 years since the death, aged 88, of (William) Randolph Hearst, now the world's second most famous newspaperman. The fearsome publisher-cum-politician, who is debited with creating "yellow journalism", was lampooned in Orson Welles' 1941 movie, Citizen Kane.

WATCH: Martin Keown Hit By Stray Football On-Air

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 11.01.2012 | UK Comedy

As a one-time Arsenal defender, Martin Keown has headed more than a few balls in his time - but more often than not, it was intentional... and not mid...

Pub Landlady Wins Fight Over Premier League Football

Posted 03.12.2011 | UK

The European Union has ruled that a pub landlady can use a foreign TV decoder to show Premier League football. Karen Murphy had been fined for usin...