Stanford, California - Courtside seats at an NBA game are some of the best tickets in all of sports – the game is literally played at your feet. They're also some of the hardest tickets to get, which is why NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and several other executives from the National Basketball Association visited Stanford for a crash course in how they might create similar experiences for fans in virtual reality.

Washington, DC - The U.S. Department of State and Major League Baseball are entering a new era of “diamond diplomacy” in the Western Hemisphere. In a renewed partnership with Major League Baseball, current professional baseball players will accompany Olympic softball stars to Colombia and Panama to serve as Sports Envoys. The U.S. Department of State recognizes the unique ability of America’s national pastime to connect with youth throughout the Western Hemisphere, as baseball enjoys an especially ardent following in Central and South America.

Imperial, California (BPT) - The benefits for children playing sports are plentiful. Teamwork, setting and accomplishing goals, developing small motor skills and the physical activity are just a few, and they can take a child far toward becoming a well-developed person - even if they don’t pursue sports professionally as an adult.

Shelton, Connecticut - FitLinxx, the maker of the new AmpStripTM, a heart rate and activity wearable revolutionizing athletes’ ability to make better training decisions and improve performance, announced today the launch of a Indiegogo campaign. Interested athletes, fitness enthusiasts and gadget lovers can support the crowdfunding campaign and be one of the first to receive the new product – which is expected to be commercially released in the second quarter of 2015.

Washington, DC - Earlier Friday, the government filed a notice of intervention in Pro-Football, Inc. v. Amanda Blackhorse, et al. notifying the court in the Eastern District of Virginia that it would defend the federal authorities of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s U.S. Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB), the Justice Department announced. 

West Lafayette, Indiana - The United States Auto Club - has announced it will partner with Purdue University to produce the International Collegiate evGrandPrix.