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Tuesday, April 15th, 2014
NBC SPORTS DIGITAL “BYTES”
April 15, 2014 – Vol. 19
Premier League’s Liverpool-Manchester City Scores Traffic Records
Sunday’s Liverpool – Manchester City match, in which Liverpool took a major step toward its first-ever Premier League title in a dramatic 3-2 victory, was the No. 1 Premier League game ever on a Sunday in the following live stream metrics: 44,000 uniques, 51,000 visits, 109,000 live starts and 2.5 million minutes watched. This ranks among the top five Premier League matches overall in visits and live starts.
Golf Channel’s #ARNIE Engages Arnie’s Army Through Social Media
GolfChannel.com has launched a Social Hub to collect stories, photos, videos and memories aboutArnold Palmer in connection with the three-night event ARNIE, which has garnered record audiences and propelled #Arnie to trend nationally on Twitter. At www.golfchannel.com/arnie-and-me, posts across Facebook, Twitter and Instagram that use the hashtag #Arnie are being featured. Every great story deserves to be told, so this collection of interactions between Arnold Palmer and his fan base, affectionately known as Arnie’s Army, will be featured on Golf Channel in the future.
Four NBC Sports Regional Networks Are Following the Quest for the Stanley Cup
CSNPhilly.com Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio will be at Madison Square Garden on Thursday night when the Flyers begin their playoff push against the Rangers.
Panaccio preview “MSG looms large over Flyers-Rangers series”:http://www.csnphilly.com/hockey-philadelphia-flyers/msg-looms-large-over-flyers-rangers-series
The San Jose Sharks and L.A. Kings battle for California bragging rights as CSNCalifornia.comSharks Insider Kevin Kurz tracks their third postseason matchup in four years.
Kurz preview: “Sharks finally know when they’ll see Kings again”http://www.csnbayarea.com/sharks/sharks-finally-know-when-theyll-see-kings-again
CSNNE.com’s Bruins Insider Joe Haggerty will follow the Red Wings and Bruins, who have not won a game in Joe Louis Arena since 2007.
Haggerty preview “Second-ever President’s, B’s turn focus to Cup”:http://www.csnne.com/boston-bruins/second-ever-presidents-bs-turn-focus-cup
The defending Stanley Cup champion Blackhawks begin their quest to keep the cup in Chicago against the St. Louis Blues with CSNChicago.com Insider Tracey Myers’ reporting.
Myers preview “Blackhawks shouldn’t take slumping Blues lightly”:http://www.csnchicago.com/blackhawks/blackhawks-shouldnt-take-slumping-blues-lightly-first-round
Around the Horn on NBCSports.com
ProSoccerTalk will feature an in-depth look at the soccer rivalry between Manchester United and Machester City. Joe Prince-Wright rode on a bus with Man City supporters last weekend to experience how they get into the game, and the feelings in the community now that Man City is on top.
ProHockeyTalk rolled out its NHL Playoff previews today. For all the answers to the 2014 Playoff Pressing Questions, click here.
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