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Mayweather Earns The Most Money But Ronaldo Is The World’s Biggest Social Sports Star [INFOGRAPHIC]

Mayweather Earns The Most Money But Ronaldo Is The World's Biggest Social Sports Star [INFOGRAPHIC]

Forbes have published their annual look at the world’s 100 highest-paid athletes, with boxer Floyd Mayweather once again finishing top of the list with an eye-opening $105 million in earnings in 2013.

And in second place? Football star Cristiano Ronaldo, with $80 million. But Ronaldo has Mayweather and every other athlete’s number in one increasingly important metric in global branding: social media followers.

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Sportsmanias Offers Super Bowl 2nd-Screen Experience With Head-To-Head Twitter Feeds

Sportsmanias Offers Super Bowl Second-Screen Experience With Head-To-Head Twitter Feeds

Real-time sports team news aggregator Sportsmanias.com is making a play to be your second-screen experience during Super Bowl 2014.

The startup’s redesigned website includes a dual stream head-to-head Twitter feed from opposing teams’ beat writers straight from the sidelines and press box.

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Postano Lets Universities Live-Screen Social Media Engagement At Sporting Events

Postano Lets Colleges And Universities Live-Screen Social Media Engagement At Sporting Events

College sports is a multimillion dollar business in the U.S., and TigerLogic Corporation’s social platform company Postano is capitalizing.

Postano now allows colleges and universities to use its software to create social media command centers, real-time social displays on campuses and in stadiums, and social hubs for websites all within a single platform.

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Definitive Guide To Following The 2013 World Series On Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Definitive Guide To Following The 2013 World Series On Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

As the MLB World Series 2013 kicks off tonight at 8:07 p.m. EST at Fenway Park in Boston, it’s clutch time to figure out exactly how to keep up with the action on Twitter.

Social media analytics engine Sysomos has assembled a helpful infographic that aggregates all the Twitter info fans can use to augment their World Series experience, from Twitter handles for the top players and must-follow reporters to hashtags related to the game.

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How Sports Fans Engage With Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Sports Fans Engage With Twitter [INFOGRAPHIC]

Nearly 70% of sports fans who follow brands on social media are willing to take additional action, including purchasing, commenting or sharing brand content, according to IMG’s 2013 Catalyst Fan Engagement Study.

Catalyst PR created the infographic below as a visual version of the study’s findings.

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Synthesio Launches U.S. Open Real-Time Social Media Leaderboard

Global social media monitoring leader Synthesio is once again innovatively tapping into the cultural zeitgeist with a U.S. Open real-time online leaderboard tracking the social media buzz of all the players.

It’s the best way to see if the tennis stars’ digital popularity corresponds to their success on the court.

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Australia’s National Rugby League Sets Up Social Media Mission Control Room, Generates 1B Impressions

The State of Origin is basically the Super Bowl of rugby, an annual best-of-three series of rugby league football matches between the Blues and the Maroons, who represent the Australian states of New South Wales and Queensland, respectively.

In honor of the premier sporting event, Australia’s National Rugby League (NRL) partnered with digital marketing agency VML Australia to create a tricked-out NRL Mission Control Room. Take a look inside.

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Barcelona, Real Madrid And Man Utd Rule As Soccer Dominates Sports Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Forbes have unveiled their annual look at the world’s 50 most valuable sports teams, a list which is dominated by football – both in the European and U.S. varieties.

Indeed, in news that might be surprising for U.S. sports fans, it’s soccer teams that make up the top three sports franchises, with Real Madrid ($3.3 billion value), Manchester United ($3.165 billion) and Barcelona ($2.6 billion) leading the way. The New York Yankees ($2.3 billion) and the Dallas Cowboys ($2.1 billion) round out the top five.

But where do they stand in social media?

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A College Sports Twitter Handle Trade: Syracuse And Stanford

In a NCAA first, Stanford traded its old Twitter handle, @SUAthletics, to Syracuse on Monday.

Stanford Athletics is now tweeting from @GoStanford, and Syracuse University Athletics from @SUAthletics.

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4.8 Million Tweets Sent During Champions League Final [INFOGRAPHIC]

Just how social media-crazy are soccer fans?

4.8-million-tweets crazy.

The infographic below created by UEFA, European soccer’s governing body, illustrates just how passionate social media-savvy sports fans were during and before the Champions League final this past Saturday.

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