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Row 44 Bringing Live MLB Games To Southwest

Southwest Airlines customers will soon be able to watch their favorite baseball team 30,000 feet in the air.

Row 44 Inc., Southwest’s in-flight broadband Internet provider, signed a deal with Major League Baseball that will allow the airline giant to stream audio and video broadcasts to passengers’ Wi-Fi enabled devices.

“Major League Baseball is such a part of the fabric of America — and has always been more than a professional sports organization,” said Howard Lefkowitz, Row 44′s chief commercial officer. “It is an honor that they’ve chosen to undertake this innovation with Row 44 — becoming the first sports league to offer in-flight live streaming video of its games. This partnership is the first in a series that underscore Row 44′s commitment to creating a unique broadband entertainment experience for our airline partners and their customers.”

Southwest is slated to have their entire fleet wired by 2013.

 

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Sir Alex Ferguson Wants to Ban Reporter Who Asked About Giggs

Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson was overheard telling an aide to ban an Associated Press reporter from an upcoming press conference after the reporter asked Ferguson a question about Manchester United player Ryan Giggs, who has been named as the player at the center of a legal gag order concerning a sex scandal.

Ferguson was speaking at a press conference ahead of Saturday’s Champions League final against Barcelona when the reporter Rob Harris said, “The most experienced Champions League player in the team is obviously Ryan Giggs. How important is he for the team on Saturday?”

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers Decline Hard Knocks Offer

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were the leading candidate to be featured on HBO’s Hard Knocks this summer, but the organization posted a statement Monday saying they have declined the offer:

Some of you may have heard that we were approached by the league about the possibility of being this year’s team on “Hard Knocks.” After discussing the idea and carefully considering the opportunity, we have respectfully declined. It was certainly an honor to be considered, and we think it is a good indication of the excitement and national interest that is forming around our team. This year, however, we believe it is in the best interests of the team to keep the focus on the field and what we hope to accomplish in 2011. As we told the league, we would be honored to be considered again in the future; it is always an entertaining and informative show and we look forward to watching whomever takes our spot this year.

Hello, Oakland Raiders?