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I am nothing, if not a skank of the clickbait variety. The other day while reviewing soccer "key words" that are popular on the Google, I noticed that Monday mornings quite a few Americans look for "yanks abroad." At first, I failed to see the soccer connection. I figured some warm-blooded bros were looking for, ahem, some "poorly acted independent films of the ten-minute variety.
With recent speculation that Google will be coming in hard for Major League Soccer's TV rights when they become available after the 2014 season, we take stock of the playing field as negotiations between the league and its various TV partners are set to begin.
I'm a few days late on this, but I think this news still merits some discussion.
Journalist John Ourand, who writes for sports media industry publication Sports Business Daily,predicts that the upcoming rights deal for Major League Soccer will see Google come out as the winner, picking up a portion of the US media rights to MLS and USMNT games.
The current deal between ESPN and MLS, which was agreed in 2006, and expires in 2014, was packaged together with rights to home USMNT games.
Not that it will come as much consolation, but for a brief window Jose Mourinho managed to overtake Star Wars as the most popular thing on the internet following his sacking by Chelsea yesterday afternoon.
The news came on the very day that 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' hit cinemas worldwide, with the movie unsurprisingly dominating internet traffic all day.
Chelsea star Juan Mata has had quite the start to the new season. Having been dropped by new manager Jose Mourinho at the start of the campaign, the Spanish midfielder has fought his way back into the starting eleven at Stamford Bridge and continued to influence his side as they look to obtain both domestic and international silverware this season.
Four years ago, I booked my travel to South Africa for the World Cup without much knowledge at all of the country. Almost immediately, warnings began flying in about the terrifying danger that awaited in Johannesburg. Google didn't help, as I was greeted with articles telling me to beware of everything from airport security to the threat of robbers armed with assault rifles dragging me out of my car.
All throughout the tournament, Google have been creating little World Cup-themed 'doodles' for their homepage and yesterday's was our favourite so far an EnglandvsUruguay-infused effort featuring Daniel Sturridge's increasingly annoying post-goal jigand Luis Suarez's wrist-kissing equivalent.
As the 2014 World Cup approaches, Google have opened up all 12 Stadia to be used in the competition to the magic of Street View. 'Tis definitely a good way to waste your lunch break today! See all the stadia from the centre circle here.
World Soccer Talk's Kartik Krishnaiyer and Morgan Green will be participating in a live Google Hangout tonight at 8pm ET.
We'll embed the video here as soon as the live broadcast is ready.
Morgan Green will be interviewing Kartik Krishnaiyer regarding several pressing topics including:
• Sunday's must-see match between Manchester City and Liverpool, • Kartik's new book (Blue With Envy) that discusses the rise of the Premier League in the US, • The latest talking points in the Premier League and world soccer, • And much more.
I've been fighting with this off and on (mostly off) for a few months now. It's not getting any different. So, I present to you, the place of birth of all 198 players who've featured for Liverpool since the beginning of the Premier League (the 1992-93 season).
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Editor's note: Chromecast is a new technology from Google that allows you to plug it into a HDMI port on your television, and then you can literally "fling" programs from your mobile, tablet or laptop device to your TV screen, so you can watch it on your TV instead of the device that's sitting on or next to your lap.
We're afraid there's been a bit of bad news for any of you out there who were hoping to get your hands on an official Gareth Bale "Heart 11â€³ belt, walking stick, whip or saddle anytime soon with the news that Google may already own the copyright on the loathsome finger gesture.
We reported earlier this year that Gareth Bale was attempting to trademark his annoying heart gesture goal celebration. Now it emerges that it might already be patented by Google. It seems the Google Glass the search engine giant's head mounted display equivalent of a Facebook 'Like' will be to look at something and [.
Arsene Wenger took part in a Google+ hangout today. The Arsenal boss was involved in a video conference with a panel of Gunners supporters from around the world. And we're not entirely convinced he's a webcam kind of guy. An awkward looking Wenger admits he's a bit nervous as the hangout gets underway, although he [.
Sadly not blessed with an encyclopaedic knowledge of slightly obscure Italian coachesof the last 20 years, Swansea captain has admitted that he was forced to Google the name of the club's latest manager after Francesco Guidolin's arrival at the Liberty Stadium yesterday.
That said, the Welsh international wasted little time in introducing himself to his new boss, popping up to score the only goal of the game in Monday night's crucial 1-0 win over Watford.
Memphis has just scored his first for Manchester United. Or so I hear after throwing myself online to hunt out the score. Top corner, 30 yards out! I wish I could see it, and not be at the mercy of vine uploaders on Twitter.
I switch back to the chat I'm on, checking my phone battery and grimacing.
Siguen los rumores en esta época y ahora me pude enterar gracias a una búsqueda en twitter, que Tigres habría ofrecido 8 millones de reales (3.6 MDD, según un convertidor de moneda que usé en Google) por el delantero argentino Hernán Barcos. El jugador que actualmente juega en el Gremio, tiene 30 años de edad y que tuvo sus mejores momentos hace algunos años en Liga Deportiva de Quito.
"Parade routes... I'm Feeling Lucky" ï»¿ If there's one thing Toronto FC has always struggled with - it's erasing their history. The front office have been doing their best recently to bloody big deal their way out of the past but even the most well-connected staff needs some research help sometimes.
Con pocos cambios, a pesar de Google estÃ¡ nacionalizando los dominios blogspot, aquÃ el rÃ¡nking de blogs deportivos argentinos de enero 2014. Planeta Boca Juniors vuelve al podio y Un metro adelantado se mete en el Top 10.
I'm looking forward to seeing many of you at the upcoming NSCAA Convention in Philadelphia. This year, the NSCAA has invited me to speak on Recovery Nutrition, Saturday (Jan 18) at 11:00 in room 204B. For those who cannot make it, the NSCAA will also broadcast the event through their Google+ page and Google Hangouts.
Wenn man bei Google nach Wayne Rooney sucht, bekommt man freundlicherweise auf der rechten Seite einen Steckbrief zum FuÃŸballer mit Informationen von Wikipedia. FÃ¼r die angezeigten Bilder ist Google selbst verantwortlich, nicht gerade nett, dass als 1. ein Bild zu sehen ist, auf dem der FuÃŸballstar dank Photoshop aussieht wie Frankenstein.
En estÃ¡ ediciÃ³n de Google+ Hangouts, nos comparten Hector Rojas y Nico Cantor sus opiniones sobre las Ãºltimas fechas de las eliminatorias que le quedan a la selecciÃ³n Mexicana. Se habla del Chepo, el repechaje, y los pronÃ³sticos de las eliminatorias. Â¿Los hinchas del Tri deberÃan estar con miedo durante las Ãºltimas cuatro fechas?
We know that the amount of applications available on iTunes is large, huge even. However, is it possible to easily find the applications which are really useful, practical and which arouse a real interest? The answer is "yes" if we refer to the latest application called "Livescore Football Tennis Basketball" by SportyTrader, the sports betting [.