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WHOOP raises $25 million to tell everyone from athletes to execs about their health

WHOOP, the company behind the Tesla of health tracking and sports performance wearables, has raised a whopping $25 million in a new round of funding. The round was comprised of a slew of prominent inv

Facebook and MLB partner to bring live-streamed games to the social network

Facebook and the MLB announced today a new live-streaming partnership that will bring 20 live, regular season games to the social network. The games will air weekly on Facebook, with the first -- Rock

The Amazon Echo gains MLB Gameday Audio just in time for the World Series

The MLB just made it a bit easier to listen to the Indians destroy the Cubs during the World Series. After enabling the skill, subscribers to MLB products just need to tell an Echo to ask MLB to play

Moneyball is dead. Long live Moneyball!

While it seems the term has been around baseball forever, the concept of “moneyball” – coined to describe the Oakland Athletics’ approach to building competitive teams despite being hamstrung

Former MLB Player Jason Giambi Takes A Swing At Virtual Reality

Everybody needs a hobby when they retire, and former major league baseball player Jason Giambi turned to virtual reality, teaming with EON Sports on a virtual reality hardware-software package to teac

The Sabermetrics Arms Race: Scouting In The Age Of Cyber Signal Stealing

In my favorite episode of “Seinfeld,” George Costanza’s boss with the Yankees, Mr. Wilhelm, notices that some shoes, bases, helmets and batting doughnuts have gone missing. After noting suspicio

Having Won Over VCs, Y Combinator Turns To LPs

Last week, Y Combinator ran investors through 105 presentations by early-stage startups in a two-day show it calls Demo Day. The pace of deal-making for such events, staged every summer and winter, ha

Major League Baseball’s “At Bat” App Gets Updated To Support Expanded Instant Replay

It's opening day for the first Major League Baseball season to feature "expanded instant replay," a system that allows reviews of umpires' calls through video footage. And today the MLB is also releas

Hey There! Tony La Russa Is Suing Twitter.

<img src="" width="160" height="200" />It's an unlikely relationship, but Twitter and sp