The 5-Point Play | January 18, 2019

Welcome to the Vumero Sports 5-Point Play, where we select 5 interesting articles per week from the world of Sports Analytics and Technology!



Brands must adapt as tech reshapes sports for fans

There are new ways of consuming sport and the notion of fandom is being challenged by new tech. What should brands do now? Read Full Article



Topgolf and NBC Sports Group Announce Strategic Technology Partnership

Topgolf Entertainment Group and NBC Sports Group today announced a new strategic partnership designed to bring golf fans closer to the sport through enhanced PGA TOUR tournament coverage and modernising experiences at local golf facilities through the cutting-edge technology of Toptracer.  Read Full Article



Kvitova is the only current women’s player to win Wimbledon twice outside of the Williams sisters, and is a former World Number 2. However, of all the women with at least two major titles since 1968, when the Open Era began, none have lost as often. Read Full Article




NHL develops app to give coaches live stats during games

Unlike it’s other major contemporaries, the NHL was far behind the likes of the NBA and NFL with it’s approach to data. In a bid to catch up, the NHL has partnered with software giant SAP, creating the SAP-NHL Coaching Insights App which will appear as early as February. Read Full Article



Nike Adapt BB smart basketball sneakers feature self-lacing technology

In a “Back to the Future”-esque development, Nike has launched a self-lacing basketball shoe, the Nike Adapt BB. Read Full Article




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