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This photo provided by MLB Advanced Media demonstrates 3-D pitch visualization in the company's new At Bat VR app. Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets. Video in the new At Bat VR app won’t be in VR. Rather, the app places you behind home plate and shows you graphical depictions of each pitch, including a colored streak (red for strikes and green for balls) tracing the ball’s trajectory. Traditional TV coverage of the games will appear on a virtual screen in front of you, alongside play-by-play information and individual player stats. (MLB Advanced Media via AP)
May 22, 2017 - 11:32 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball games will soon arrive on virtual-reality headsets. Video in the new At Bat VR app won't be in VR. Rather, the app places you behind home plate and shows you graphical depictions of each pitch. That includes a colored streak — red for strikes and green for balls — tracing...
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Real Madrid's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after winning a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Malaga and Real Madrid in Malaga, Spain, Sunday, May 21, 2017. Real Madrid wins the Spanish league for the first time in five years, avoiding its biggest title drought since the 1980s. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)
May 22, 2017 - 4:30 am
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The Black Eyed Peas will perform on the field before Real Madrid plays Juventus in the Champions League final. UEFA announced the warm-up act Monday for the match on June 3 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff, Wales. It is the second year the game will kick off after a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2016, file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings, left, and April Ross, right, celebrate winning a point during a women's beach volleyball quarterfinal match against Australia, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beach volleyball has a new ally as it tries to grow from an Olympic phenomenon to an every-year attraction: ESPN. The sports network will broadcast the World Series of Beach Volleyball, an international pro tour stop in California in July. Event organizers hope the exposure will help beach volleyball attract new fans and hold onto the ones who watch during the Summer Games only to drift away until the next Olympics. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
May 19, 2017 - 2:28 pm
Beach volleyball has a new ally as it tries to grow from an Olympic phenomenon to an every-year attraction: ESPN. The sports network will broadcast the World Series of Beach Volleyball, an international pro tour stop in California in July. Event organizers hope the exposure will help beach...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2016, file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings, left, and April Ross, right, celebrate winning a point during a women's beach volleyball quarterfinal match against Australia, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beach volleyball has a new ally as it tries to grow from an Olympic phenomenon to an every-year attraction: ESPN. The sports network will broadcast the World Series of Beach Volleyball, an international pro tour stop in California in July. Event organizers hope the exposure will help beach volleyball attract new fans and hold onto the ones who watch during the Summer Games only to drift away until the next Olympics. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
May 19, 2017 - 12:33 pm
Beach volleyball has a new ally as it tries to grow from an Olympic phenomenon to an every-year attraction: ESPN. The sports network will broadcast the World Series of Beach Volleyball, an international pro tour stop in California in July. Event organizers hope the exposure will help beach...
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May 19, 2017 - 12:28 pm
CONCORD, N.C. (AP) — Fox Sports will use an on-air team comprised entirely of active NASCAR drivers to call the June 10 Xfinity Series race at Pocono. Fox Sports believes it will be the first time a nationally televised live sporting event will feature an complete on-air team of athletes actively...
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Holly Rowe stands on the court at Madison Square Garden in New York before a WNBA basketball game between the New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Rowe was back on the sidelines for her first WNBA game of the season Thursday night. Dashing for interviews with coaches between quarters or talking to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who attend the game, Rowe was in her element. It was a welcome reprieve for her from her bout with melanoma which has recurred and spread. Earlier in the day, ESPN announced that it had re-signed Rowe to a multiyear contract extension. She was worried she be one of the people ESPN let go last month. (AP Photo/Doug Feinberg)
May 19, 2017 - 11:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Between dashing for interviews with coaches and chatting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Holly Rowe was back in her element Thursday night. It was a welcome respite for ESPN's veteran sideline reporter nearly two years after her initial cancer diagnosis. ESPN has ensured Rowe a...
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Holly Rowe stands on the court at Madison Square Garden in New York before a WNBA basketball game between the New York Liberty and the Minnesota Lynx, Thursday, May 18, 2017. Rowe was back on the sidelines for her first WNBA game of the season Thursday night. Dashing for interviews with coaches between quarters or talking to NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, who attend the game, Rowe was in her element. It was a welcome reprieve for her from her bout with melanoma which has recurred and spread. Earlier in the day, ESPN announced that it had re-signed Rowe to a multiyear contract extension. She was worried she be one of the people ESPN let go last month. (AP Photo/Doug Feinberg)
May 19, 2017 - 11:10 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Between dashing for interviews with coaches and chatting with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver, Holly Rowe was back in her element Thursday night. It was a welcome respite for ESPN's veteran sideline reporter nearly two years after her initial cancer diagnosis. ESPN has ensured Rowe a...
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FILE - In this Aug. 15, 2016, file photo, United States' Kerri Walsh Jennings, left, and April Ross, right, celebrate winning a point during a women's beach volleyball quarterfinal match against Australia, at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Beach volleyball has a new ally as it tries to grow from an Olympic phenomenon to an every-year attraction: ESPN. The sports network will broadcast the World Series of Beach Volleyball, an international pro tour stop in California in July. Event organizers hope the exposure will help beach volleyball attract new fans and hold onto the ones who watch during the Summer Games only to drift away until the next Olympics. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)
May 19, 2017 - 11:09 am
Beach volleyball has a new ally as it tries to grow from an Olympic phenomenon to an every-year attraction: ESPN. The sports network will broadcast the World Series of Beach Volleyball, an international pro tour stop in California in July. Event organizers hope the exposure will help beach...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2016, file photo, retired NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant poses at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Los Angeles. Bryant came through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by retweeting one student's request on May 18, 2017, to get them out of a final exam. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 19, 2017 - 9:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kobe Bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam. William Pate is a student at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. He told Bryant on Twitter that if the retired NBA superstar gave him a retweet, the...
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FILE - In this June 9, 2016, file photo, retired NBA basketball player Kobe Bryant poses at the 2016 AFI Life Achievement Award Gala Tribute to John Williams in Los Angeles. Bryant came through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by retweeting one student's request on May 18, 2017, to get them out of a final exam. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)
May 19, 2017 - 9:58 am
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Kobe Bryant has come through with an assist for some high school students in Indiana by getting them out of a final exam. William Pate is a student at Ben Davis High School in Indianapolis. He told Bryant on Twitter that if the retired NBA superstar gave him a retweet, the...
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