Neowin News Feed for: Sports Neowin News Feed for: Sports en-us Neowin Ignition News (Managing Editor) (Neowin Developers) 5 Stockfish can crush you at chess even more efficiently in the 14.1 update <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Stockfish 14.1 has been released today with a 17 Elo point advantage over Stockfish 14. While not a huge leap, this update furthers the gap between the world&#039;s best players and chess engines. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Thu, 28 Oct 2021 23:30:01 +0000 Lionel Messi's PSG package includes payment in crypto Fan Tokens <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>PSG has announced today that some part of the payment package for the club&#039;s newly signed Lionel Messi will consist of digital Fan Tokens ($PSG). These tokens give the owner some influence over clubs. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Thu, 12 Aug 2021 13:28:01 +0000 Intel live-streamed glorious 8K60 HDR footage of the Tokyo Olympics <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Intel demoed an end-to-end 8K 60fps HDR live stream of the Tokyo Olympics 2020 running entirely on its own hardware. The video was encoded on a server with 112 Xeon cores and 384GB of memory. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Sayan Sen) Sun, 08 Aug 2021 19:02:01 +0000 YouTube launches new Sports portal and expands its advertising tools <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Google has announced a new experience for sports fans on YouTube, aiming to make it easier to find content and stay on top of the latest news. The company is also expanding its ad platform. <a href="">Read more...</a> (João Carrasqueira) Thu, 04 Feb 2021 15:56:01 +0000 Twitch relaunches sports channel and introduces dedicated Sports category <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Amazon-owned streaming company Twitch has decided to bring back its sports channel. The website has also launched a designated category featuring sports such as basketball, football, and more. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Namerah Saud Fatmi) Wed, 22 Jul 2020 17:00:01 +0000 AWS and Formula 1 announce six new racing performance stats <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The newly introduced performance stats include Car Performance Scores, Ultimate Driver Speed Comparison, Driver Skills Rating, and others. They will roll out in the current, 2020 season. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Ather Fawaz) Wed, 24 Jun 2020 05:52:01 +0000 Amazon wins Premier League TV rights, will show 20 matches a season from 2019-2022 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In a major move, Amazon has announced that as part of a 3-year deal, it will be streaming two full rounds of 20 matches per season of Premier League football, along with weekly highlights as well. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Thu, 07 Jun 2018 20:38:01 +0000 ESPN+ will offer cord cutters a plethora of sports entertainment for just $4.99 a month <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>ESPN+ will be a new streaming service that will offer a massive library of live, on-demand, and original sports content. The service launches on April 12 and will be priced at $4.99 a month. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Mon, 02 Apr 2018 20:10:01 +0000 Disney will end its deal with Netflix in 2019, start its own streaming services next year <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Disney will pull its movies from Netflix, effectively ending its streaming deal with the service in 2019. Instead, it will launch its own streaming services for movies and TV shows, starting in 2018. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Hamza Jawad ) Wed, 09 Aug 2017 11:32:02 +0000 Facebook reportedly in talks to stream Major League Baseball games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>In an effort to attract more users to its platform, Facebook is reportedly working on a deal with Major League Baseball to live stream games for the upcoming season. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Connor Bucy) Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:30:02 +0000 Samsung to launch personalized Smart TV services at CES <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Samsung has announced that it will introduce three new Smart TV Services at CES 2017. The new services are Sports, Music, and TV Plus and will offer personalized content through Samsung&#039;s Smart Hub. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Paul Hill) Tue, 27 Dec 2016 03:30:01 +0000 Fox Sports GO lands on Xbox One <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Fox Sports GO, the Fox Broadcasting Company&#039;s app-based sports network, is coming to Microsoft&#039;s Xbox One game console and is bringing all of the network&#039;s live and on-demand services with it. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Wed, 28 Sep 2016 20:10:01 +0000 Today's Google Doodle celebrates the Olympics with fruity mini games <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>As part of its celebration for this year&#039;s Olympics which will be held in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, Google has launched a new Doodle containing a set of mini sports games featuring fruits. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Justin Luna) Fri, 05 Aug 2016 13:30:01 +0000 Bing 'Predicts' had a great summer, preps for fall predictions <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Bing Predicts has had a fairly good run predicting the winners for different events. This summer the service maintained its prediction accuracy dominance and will attempt to continue the run in fall. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Timi Cantisano) Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:02:01 +0000 The Xbox One Madden NFL 16 bundle is aimed squarely at sport fans <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The newly announced bundle snags you a 1TB Xbox One, with a free copy of Madden NFL 16 and a one year subscription for EA Access for the amazing price of $399. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Muhammad Jarir Kanji) Mon, 20 Jul 2015 16:58:01 +0000 Sports begin using virtual reality for training, learning, entertainment <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Mainstream virtual reality is just on the horizon, but until then, it&#039;s beginning to be used as a tool in sports to help athletes train as well as learn from their mistakes during matches. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Christopher White) Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:44:01 +0000 Windows Phone Store picks up WatchESPN app <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The popular sports streaming application WatchESPN finally debuts on Windows Phone, bringing the Microsoft mobile OS one step closer to app parity with competing platforms. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:14:01 +0000 Microsoft and the Special Olympics form partnership <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft is set to sponsor both the 2015 and 2017 Special Olympics World Games by bringing mobile devices and cloud support to the global non-profit organization. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Chris Schroeder) Tue, 28 Oct 2014 09:26:01 +0000 Apple's iWatch said to come in 'Sports' and 'Designer' models <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The unconfirmed Apple iWatch will offer two different models; a &quot;Sports&quot; variant as well as a &quot;Designer&quot; model. They are reportedly being tested by athletes and celebrities such as Kobe Bryant. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Brockman Davis) Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:44:53 +0000 Basketball Fans Rejoice: NCAA App Released for Windows <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/229823357NCAA.png" alt="" /></div>Turner Sports Interactive has released an app for fans which can single-handedly watch live NCAA games, provide stats, and display game schedules in one shot. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Dmitry Dolinsky) Thu, 20 Mar 2014 04:56:34 +0000 Bing Windows Phone apps now sync to Windows 8 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1266244131bing-dark.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has updated all of its older Bing apps for Windows Phone, adding a number of new features, including the ability to sync data with their Windows 8 counterparts. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Tue, 18 Feb 2014 18:05:56 +0000 Windows Phone 8 adds Bing News, Sports, Weather and Finance apps <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/732943846windows-phone-logo-3.png" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has announced that its Bing apps team have expanded their reach to Windows Phone 8 with new News, Weather, Sports and Finance apps available for download. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 07 Aug 2013 16:35:05 +0000 Relocation deal for NBA team involving Microsoft CEO effectively crushed <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>A deal involving Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to bring the Sacramento Kings to Seattle was effectively killed by NBA owners in a vote Wednesday that wouldn&#039;t allow the team to relocate. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Anthony Tosie) Thu, 16 May 2013 05:00:00 +0000 Even more teams added to Microsoft's Windows 8 sports app <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/2009500412win8apps.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft has added even more to its Sports app for Windows 8, including NCAA football and basketball, Moto GP racing, and a range of soccer leagues from around the world. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 23 Jan 2013 21:16:50 +0000 Microsoft updates News, Finance, Travel and more for Windows 8 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/340096599bingice.jpg" alt="" /></div>A number of the in-house Bing apps for Windows 8 have received some major updates today via the Windows Store, including the News, Weather, Finance, Sports and Travel apps. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 14 Dec 2012 21:23:08 +0000 Three new Windows 8 Metro Bing apps released <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1308934915bing-header.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft&#039;s Bing division has released three new Metro apps for Windows 8 (News, Sports and Travel) as part of the Windows 8 Release Preview launch on Thursday. <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Fri, 01 Jun 2012 06:00:00 +0000 Review: Kinect Sports Season 2 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/1073197464sports2_news.jpg" alt="" /></div>Rare&#039;s second entry into the Kinect motion games canon tries to improve on its previous attempt at translating traditional sports into Kinect gestures, but parts of it still feel like a tech demo. <a href="">Read more...</a> (Tzvi Friedman) Wed, 02 Nov 2011 17:14:18 +0000 Xbox 360 to update ESPN channel on August 25 <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/9350131041.jpg" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's Xbox 360 console has had the ESPN video section for some time now but on August 25, the ESPN channel is going to get a big update. Gizmodo has posted up a preview of... <a href="">Read more...</a> (John Callaham) Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:27:52 +0000 ESPN brings HD sports to Xbox LIVE Gold members, for free <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/8258649491.jpg" alt="" /></div>In a move that could push many over the edge on canceling their cable, Microsoft announced at their E3 media briefing that they are partnering with ESPN to bring live sports to all Gold subscribers.... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Jonathan Downin) Mon, 14 Jun 2010 20:29:08 +0000 EA to shut down video game servers <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/433347130.png" alt="" /></div>In a move that is sure to tick off a large portion of the world's gamers, EA has decided to shut down a bunch of its game servers. PlayStation University points out that EA is... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Benjamin Rubenstein) Wed, 06 Jan 2010 16:59:17 +0000 EA Sports continuing Tiger Woods game rollout <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/433347130.png" alt="" /></div>EA Sports is set to continue with plans to introduce a new Tiger Woods online game, despite the golfer's recent public relations meltdown as a result of his adultery scandal. The move comes just days... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Matthew Hopson) Tue, 05 Jan 2010 11:09:19 +0000 Wii Sports: the best selling game of all time <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="/images/news/logos/451665819nin.jpg" alt="" /></div>Wii Sports, the popular sports game bundled with the Nintendo Wii console in most countries, has now shipped 40.52 million units making it the biggest selling console game ever. According to data from VGChartz, 40... <a href="">Read more...</a> andy[at]neowin[dot]net (Andrew Fairbairn) Mon, 05 Jan 2009 18:49:13 +0000 Wii Sports Sweeps BAFTAs <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Curling may not be available in Wii Sports itself, but it certainly swept away the competition last night at the British Academy Video Games Awards. The Nintendo Wii's flagship game stole the show, managing to... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 24 Oct 2007 09:54:04 +0000 EA Takes on Wii Sports <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Electronic Arts has lifted the lid on another of its many in-development Wii games, EA Playground (yes, EA is actually in the title); a collection of c-razy mini-games utilising the motion-sensing powers of the Wii... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 02 May 2007 16:23:30 +0000 Microsoft: Home Server Sports Serious Security <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Microsoft's upcoming Windows Home Server software will include security features taken from its enterprise-grade Windows Server 2003 software, but will not work as a central distributor for patches to PCs on the home network, a... <a href="">Read more...</a> (Daniel Fleshbourne) Thu, 11 Jan 2007 12:04:15 +0000 Wii Sports Preview <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Wii Sports is the game that Nintendo are pushing over all others as the title for the Wii. At every press conference, in every media pack, in every press release Wii Sports is being heralded... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Sun, 08 Oct 2006 14:39:45 +0000 Take-Two helps Microsoft get out of sports game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Internal sports slate at Microsoft Game Studios is wiped clean as the Salt Lake City dev shop behind Links, Amped, and Top Spin is sold off. The end of sports game development... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 17 Dec 2004 16:09:45 +0000 ESPN sports titles will return to full-price, says Take-Two <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>The $20 price point which was successfully used to stimulate sales of the ESPN American sports titles this year will not last indefinitely, according to comments made by Take-Two executive VP Cindi Buckwalter. ... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Wed, 08 Dec 2004 13:03:44 +0000 EA Sports announces across-the-board price cuts <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Madden NFL 2005, NHL 2005, and NBA Live 2005 now just $29.95 apiece; NCAA Football 2005 will be $39.95. A new salvo was fired in the sports-game price war today as Electronic... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Tue, 09 Nov 2004 00:42:37 +0000 Xbox Brings the Football Season with a new EA Sports Game <div style="float:left;margin-right:10px;"><img src="" alt="" /></div>Xbox&reg;, the video game system from Microsoft, today announced that on sale from the 21st October, will be the limited edition EA SPORTSTM FIFA Football 2005 Xbox Live Starter Kit which will include a full... <a href="">Read more...</a> () Fri, 08 Oct 2004 20:46:51 +0000