Top 7 Most Popular Sports Websites

Purpose of the article is to provide you with insight about Top 7 Sports websites.

  • Rivals
    • US-based sports website started in 1998.
    • Owned by Yahoo, created by John Hickman
    • Having 300 employees focus on Soccer and Basket Ball

  • Skysports
    • Launched in 1990, owned by Sky Plc
    • Deals with Cricket, Soccer, Baseball, Hockey, WWE
    • Main programs are Sunday Supplement, Fantasy Football Club etc.

  • The Sports Network
    • The Sports Network (TSN) is a Canadian English language sports specialty service.
    • Established by the Labatt Brewing Company in 1984 as part of the first group of Canadian specialty cable channels.
    • TSN’s networks focus on sports-related programming, including live and recorded event telecasts, sports talk shows, and another original programming.

  • NBC Sports
    • NBC Sports is the programming division of the American broadcast network NBC
    • Owned by the NBCUniversal Television Group division of NBCUniversal, that is responsible for sports broadcasts on the network, and its dedicated national sports cable channels.
    • In 2001, the network partnered with the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) to establish the XFL – a new football league which introduced modified rules and debuted to tremendous, but short-lived fanfare, only lasting one season (NBC shared broadcast rights to the league’s games, which were mainly held on Saturday nights, with UPN).

  • Bleacherreport
    • Bleacher Report (often abbreviated as B/R) is a website that focuses on sport and sports culture.
    • Its headquarters are in San Francisco, with offices in New York City and London.
    • Bleacher Report was acquired by Turner Broadcasting System in August 2012 for $175 million.

  • Fox Sports
    • Fox Sports is the programming division of the Fox Broadcasting Company, owned by 21st Century Fox, that is responsible for sports broadcasts on the network, and its dedicated regional and national sports cable channels.
    • On December 14, 2017, The Walt Disney Company announced plans to acquire 21st Century Fox (Fox Sports’ parent) for $52.4 billion; this will include key assets such as 20th Century Fox, FX Networks, National Geographic Partners, its regional sports networks, and its international networks.
    • Under the terms of the proposed acquisition, the Fox broadcast network, Fox News Channel, and the non-regional Fox Sports assets (Fox Sports 1 and 2 (FS1 and FS2) cable channels, and the broadcast network division) would be spun off into an independent company owned by 21st Century Fox’s current shareholders

  • ESPN Cricinfo
    • ESPNcricinfo (formerly known as Cricinfo) is a sports news website exclusively for the game of cricket.
    • The site features news, articles, live coverage of cricket matches (including liveblogs and scorecards), and StatsGuru, a database of historical matches and players from the 18th century to the present. As of March 2018, Sambit Bal was the editor.
    • The site, originally conceived in a pre-World Wide Web form in 1993 by Dr Simon King was acquired in 2002 by the Wisden Group—publishers of several notable cricket magazines and the Wisden Cricketers’ Almanack.

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