Sports

Sleeperbot is the best place to host your fantasy football league this season

Sleeperbot, which has raised about $2M in seed funding from Birchmere VC and Expa, and boasts hundreds of thousands of users, calls itself Slack for sports. It’s essentially an app (and website)

What we know about CBS’s upcoming streaming service for sports

Cord cutters have another reason to get excited, as CBS this week announced it's planning to launch a live streaming service for sports. The news was discussed on the company's Q2 earnings call, and t

Gameday lets you play daily fantasy sports inside Facebook Messenger

Fantasy sports, and probably to an even greater extent daily fantasy sports, can be intimidating. You’re usually playing for real money, and potentially going up against people who spend countless h

Sling TV to host pay-per-view events, starting this weekend with UFC fight

Dish’s streaming service for cord cutters, Sling TV, will host its first ever pay-per-view event this weekend, by offering coverage of UFC: 214: Cormier v. Jones 2. The fight between former titl

Overwatch is getting a city-based e-sports league with Robert Kraft as an owner

E-sports is growing up. Activision Blizzard just announced the Overwatch League, a new e-sports league built around Overwatch, which will be the first major e-sports league with a traditional city-ba

LiveLike will now let you watch sports with your Facebook friends in VR

LiveLike, the service that partners with sports broadcasters to create and host their VR viewing experiences, is going social. LiveLike's VR experience is a "virtual suite" overlooking the field, wher

Streaming sports startup FuboTV raises $55 million

To expand its channel lineup and grow its customer base, FuboTV has raised $55 million in Series C funding led by Northzone, with participation from 21st Century Fox, Sky and Scripps Networks Intera

Drone Racing League raises a $20M Series B ahead of its 2nd season

Drone Racing League has closed on $20M in Series B funding, led by U.K telecommunications company Sky, Liberty Media Corporation (which owns the Formula 1 racing brand) and Lux Capital. This new fundi

Let’s meet in Columbus this week

It’s a bit short notice but I’ll be in Columbus this week and I’d love to meet you all on Thursday at 5pm at the Wolf’s Ridge Tap Room. You can RSVP here. There is limited spac

All hail this autonomous stone-stacking robot

Robots are good at a few simple things. They can lift and carry huge objects, fly around like dragonflies, and murder our families while we watch, their cold circuits flitting with nascent feelings of

Boom Fantasy raises $2M, betting that fans want a simpler version of fantasy sports

Daily fantasy sports are too complicated for the average fan. Or at least that’s the thesis behind Boom Fantasy, a daily fantasy sports experience designed for the everyday sports fan. Instead o

Derek Jeter on why he started The Players’ Tribune

Today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY 2017 Derek Jeter and Jaymee Messler, founders of The Players' Tribune, sat down with TechCrunch Editor in Chief Matthew Panzarino. The conversation started with the thes

FanDuel launches Mixup, a more fun version of daily fantasy sports for casual fans

If you're new to daily fantasy sports, playing (and winning) can be daunting -- especially when you're playing stat-heavy sports like baseball. To try to fix this FanDuel is launching a new product ca

MLB players are launching a new social network just for their fans

It’s no secret that celebrities and athletes use social networks like Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to interact with their fans. But with all the noise on these platforms, it’s not alwa

Let’s meet in Longmont on Wednesday

As part of the NewTech Meetup we will be holding a very cool pitch-off at the Oskar Blues The Oak Room at 1800 Pike Road in Longmont, CO. It’s on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 starting at 6:00pm. Th

Let’s meet in Longmont, Colorado next week

As part of the NewTech Meetup we will be holding a very cool pitch-off at the Oskar Blues The Oak Room at 1800 Pike Road in Longmont, CO. We are holding it on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 starting at 6:0

Drone Racing League’s new drone will go 0-80 MPH in under a second

The Drone Racing League just unveiled the drone that its pilots will use for the second season, which will again be airing on ESPN starting on June 20th. The drone, called the Racer3, has a top speed

MLB.com At Bat and NHL are first to launch personalized app icons on iOS 10.3

The MLB.com At Bat and NHL iOS applications have been updated today to take advantage of one of the new, but still under-the-radar features available in the just-launched version of Apple's mobile ope

Here’s how to watch NCAA March Madness in VR

Want to watch March Madness in VR? You're in luck. Six games -- including the Final Four national semifinals and National Championship game -- will be streamed in VR. The games will be available via t

If you like to linger where it’s shady the Populele wants to linger too

If music be the food of love then get ready to hit the Old Country Buffet. A wild new startup is about to unleash Populele, an electric Ukulele that will teach you how to play old Uke standards like U
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