Nielsen: Yahoo! Sports leads with 14.9 million uniques for July 2011

As NFL fans gear up for the season ahead and prepare the rosters for their fantasy football teams, they head online for news and buzz about their favorite teams and players. Yahoo! Sports had 14.9 million unique US visitors during the week ending July 31, about 8.9% of active web users during the...

CBS Hosts 7th Annual MLB Players Fantasy Football League

The MLB Players Fantasy Football League on CBSSports.com is set for the 2011 season. The league, which began in 2005, is now in its 7th season and comprised of major league baseball players who are also fantasy football fanatics. The award-winning CBSSports.com Fantasy Football Commissioner hosts...

NYT: NFL using fantasy football for media agency and sponsor relations

For the last several years, the National Football League has been capitalizing on [fantasy football] interest among the employees of leading media agencies by hosting a fantasy draft event before the start of the N.F.L. season. The sixth annual fantasy draft is to take place on Thursday night at...

SBJ: CBS Sells Out 2011 Fantasy Football Ad Slots

CBSSports.com execs said they are essentially sold out for the site's online advertising inventory for the upcoming fantasy football season, another indicator of spending and interest returning to the sector following the nearly five-month NFL lockout. Lead sponsors for CBSSports.com's fantasy...

The Classical uses Kickstarter to launch their sportswriting website

When the would-be sports site The Classical exploded into the Internet’s consciousness via Kickstarter last week there were, as much as there could be, cries of joy. For writers, journalists, and sports fans of a certain persuasion, it was like learning all your favorite musicians were getting...

TechCrunch: Bleacher Report Raises Another $20MM

Bleacher Report may have spent much of its life quietly climbing the rankings of top sports destinations, but it’s not being bashful or patient anymore. Today, it’s announcing another cash infusion: A $22 million growth round from Oak Investment Partners, with participation from existing investors...

SportsVault aims to build a fantasy sports community

SportsVault is a fantasy sports community where fantasy leagues can reach their full potential. We offer full service tools to increase league communication and help manage league fees. We are not aiming to be the next Yahoo Sports, but rather a complement to your league so you get the same...

Fantasy Football Crystal Ball compatible with multiple league runners

Today SpinBall Enterprises announced the launch of its flagship Fantasy Football Crystal Ball site for 2011 following a complete redesign. Perhaps the most significant new feature is that there will be a free version of the Fantasy Football Crystal Ball (FFCB) browser widget, which installs inside...

Nooffseason launches to keep fantasy football going year-round

Paul Hickey, who runs No-Offseason, is setting up shop to help brands with fantasy games. The NoOffseason.com product is different from other fantasy football sites in that it appeals to growing populations of fantasy football owners, specifically those that play in deep keeper or dynasty leagues (...

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