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Ravens Lose To Broncos, But Come Out On Top On Twitter

NFL season is back, which means lots of buzz on Twitter.

During Thursday night’s kickoff game between the Baltimore Ravens and the Denver Broncos, the latter may have won the game – but they lost in terms of Twitter mentions.

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NFL Player Tarell Brown Loses $2 Million, Fires Agent — All Because Of A Tweet

San Francisco 49ers cornerback Tarell Brown got some bad news recently, but not from his coach or agent – from Twitter.

The NFL player learned via a tweet from Brian McIntyre, a Yahoo! Sports NFL writer, that he was out $2 million.

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Top 25 Most Socially Engaged College Football Fanbases

Online ticket broker TicketCity has published the results of its first annual overall ranking of the most engaged fan bases in college football.

TicketCity ranked the top 25 teams based on their Twitter followings, Facebook likes, “talking about” metrics, and offline factors including attendance, percentage of stadium capacity filled at home games, and home ticket prices from the 2012 season, excluding bowl games.

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MLB All Star Game Dominates Twitter With More Than 1 Million Tweets

Yesterday’s MLB All Star Game was also an All Star on Twitter, with more than 1 million tweets about the game including a peak of 23,00 tweets per minute for Mariano Rivera’s relief appearance.

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Tune In To The #NBADraft This Thursday, June 27 On Twitter

With the NBA Final going to the Miami Heat, who beat the San Antonio Spurs 4-3 in the best-of-seven series to secure their second-consecutive NBA Championship, basketball fans are looking to Thursday to see how the 2013 NBA Draft goes down.

The best place to catch the action? Twitter.

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Follow #NBARapidReplay For In-Stream Video Highlights During The Playoffs

The 2013 NBA Playoffs are in full swing, and Twitter is capitalizing on one of the most-watched sporting events of the year by teaming up with NBA Digital to stream replays of in-game highlights.

On the heels of an amped-up partnership with ESPN, Twitter is giving basketball fans serious justification for watching the playoffs with a second screen.

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Pro Golfer Ben Crane Turns To Twitter To Find His New Caddie

Another win for sports and Twitter:

Golf pro Ben Crane turned to his Twitter following this week to crowdsource a replacement caddie at the HP Byron Nelson Championship Pro-Am in Texas.

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Twitter And ESPN Amp Up Their Collaboration

Back in December, Twitter teamed up with ESPN and Ford to provide embedded replays from football games in posts sent via Twitter.

The replays, which each began with a short promotional clip for the Ford Fusion, were selected by ESPN’s college football editors and promoted by both ESPN and Ford to people not following Ford or ESPN on Twitter, but solid potential followers based on the people they follow and what they tweet about.

The partnership was evidently a success (in fact, ESPN said the video highlights were seen more than 7 million times), because Twitter and ESPN are amping up their joint efforts.

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NBA Twitter All-Stars [INFOGRAPHIC]

Sports and social media are proving to be a fantastic match.

Today, people are ten times more likely to check Twitter or Facebook than the radio for sports news, and sports fans are among Twitter’s most active users.

Let’s take a look at the NBA, specifically, on Twitter.

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Twitter-Powered Sports App “Beyond The Box” Curates Real-Time Content From Your Favorite Teams And Players

Calling all sports junkies: a new (free!) app called Beyond the Box is the answer to your live sports coverage prayers.

Beyond the Box aggregates NFL, NBA, MLB, and NHL news, analysis, rumors, videos, photos, and player thoughts from 1,000 media sources and 2,000 players into a personalized sports timeline that you can curate based on your favorite teams and athletes.

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