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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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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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Catch Legendary Dodgers Announcer Vin Scully’s Tweetcast During Tonight’s Yankees Matchup

During tonight’s LA Dodgers vs. New York Yankees game at 7:05 p.m. EST, there will be as much game-time entertainment online as on the field as 85-year-old Vin Scully takes over the Dodgers’ Twitter account for his first live tweetcast.

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Jimmy Kimmel Live Airs Hilarious NBA Edition Of “Mean Tweets” [VIDEO]

Have you ever seen Jimmy Kimmel Live’s hilarious “Mean Tweets” segment?

In honor of last night’s NBA Finals Game 2, the comedian and late-night talk show host assembled a special basketball edition, in which NBA pros read disparaging tweets about themselves. Watch it, below.

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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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Got Twitter Skills? You Could Be Lebron James’ Intern

Heads up, college students, the unemployed, and those looking to trade their offline desk jobs for a career in social media: Lebron James is hiring an intern for online content development and digital sports marketing.

The basketball superstar doesn’t take social media lightly. He was the second-most-tweeted-about Olympian in 2012, and has more than 8 million followers.

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Jose Canseco Tests Privacy Limits; Tweets Alleged Rape Victim’s Name And Photo

There are few rules one must follow to stay in Twitter’s good graces and they mostly revolve around spam (don’t do it). Beyond that, anything goes really. You can tweet whatever you want – it’s a freedom of speech wasteland – just DON’T share someone’s personal information without their permission.

Unless you’re Jose Canseco, that is. He can share the name and photo of his alleged rape victim with impunity.

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Tennis Balls Being Shot At Player By Tweet-Powered Robot

Love tennis? Like to feel like you’re a part of something bigger happening online? Then you’ll probably wish we had told you about this in time for you to participate!

But you can still watch someone swing a racket at tennis balls shot at him by a tweet-powered robot! That’s something, right?!

Yes, we explain what the hell this means below.

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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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