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  1. Fighter Ronda Rousey is social media savvy

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Twitter trash talk. When Ronda Rousey began her rise to mixed martial arts prominence, she was known as much for her social media smack talk as her ability to fight. She was outstanding at both. The run-up to Rousey's UFC 157 headlining bout ag...

    Blog | February 22, 2013
  2. Social media: Twitter is wild, wild West

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Back when Twitter was not much more than a concept and its creators were developing the prototype, one can safely bet the following never came up: The site would serve as a platform where professional athletes can pick fights with one another. Not...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  3. Will Super Bowl set social media records?

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    The Super Bowl has become as one of the biggest events on social media. You can bet Super Bowl XLVII will be no exception. One of this year's prop bets is "What will be the highest tweet-per-second rate during the Super Bowl?" The bar is set at ov...

    Blog | February 01, 2013
  4. Social media: Yogi Berra to join Twitter?

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Yogi Berra is considering joining Twitter. The news -- which came via Twitter -- delighted both sports fans and social media users. Breaking news: Yogi Berra, 87, said he is thinking of joining Twitter. I am serious. Dave Kaplan, his right-hand ma...

    Blog | January 11, 2013
  5. Athletes want you to get out and vote, too

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Your favorite athletes want you to vote. That was the overriding message coming out of the sports social mediasphere on Tuesday as voters took to the polls for the 2012 presidential and local elections -- then posted about it on Twitter afterward...

    Blog | November 06, 2012
  6. Social media: NHL fans assemble online

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    The NHL and its players association are meeting all weekend as the two sides seek to find enough common ground to end the 13-day-and-counting lockout. The meetings will give both sides a chance to hear each other out. NHL fans don't actually have ...

    Blog | September 28, 2012
  7. Social media: Sports DMs gone wrong

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    A direct approach is generally the best form of communication. On Twitter, however, some figures within the sports world are learning the direct (message) approach might not be the wisest. The Kansas City Chiefs were caught up in a social media co...

    Blog | September 14, 2012
  8. Social media: NFL's McCourty twins tweet

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Players engaging in some good-natured Twitter trash talk before a game is nothing new. Doing it on the same account? That's a first. The New England Patriots take on the Tennessee Titans in Sunday's Week 1 matchup. The game won't just be the first...

    Blog | September 07, 2012
  9. Social Media: Friends of athletes valuable

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Official confirmation that Josh Beckett and Adrian Gonzalez were headed from the Boston Red Sox to the Los Angeles Dodgers as part of a megatrade came via a photo posted by teammate Nick Punto on Twitter. Returning to the Pittsburgh Steelers on Tu...

    Blog | August 31, 2012
  10. Social media: Twitter ruling college sports

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    College football coaches might not be the most obvious target demographic for social media, but many are embracing -- or at least accepting -- what has become an inescapable reality in sports culture. Texas coach Mack Brown opened a Twitter accoun...

    Blog | August 24, 2012
  11. Social media: 'Kobe Bryant' Twitter flap

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Kobe Bryant did not join Twitter this week, although an imposter had some users convinced otherwise. An account purported to be run by the Lakers' star and Olympic gold medalist attracted 10,000 followers in less than 24 hours. It spawned a #Follo...

    Blog | August 17, 2012
  12. Twitter gaffes begat punishment for athletes

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Triple jumper Voula Papachristou made headlines -- and took social media by storm -- this week when she was expelled from the Greek Olympic team after posting a racist tweet. Papachristou is the first Olympian to be banned for social media comment...

    Blog | July 27, 2012
  13. Body Issue's Ronda Rousey grilled by sister

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    The ESPN The Magazine Body Issue has officially hit newsstands. The 2012 edition features six different cover athletes. Mixed martial artist Ronda Rousey is one of them. The 135-pound Strikeforce champion and 2008 Olympic medalist is not just a fo...

    Blog | July 13, 2012
  14. Social media: Woodley's Twitter top five

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Social media numbers have become an unofficial statistical category for athletes in this era. We track how many followers they have, gauge their influence on the Web and analyze their every post as it pops up on our screens. But who is on their T...

    Blog | June 15, 2012
  15. Osi, Sheen and LT's Super Bowl ring

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Trending isn't the same thing as true. This proved to be the case in the social media-fueled triangle that became Osi Umenyiora, Charlie Sheen and Lawrence Taylor's Super Bowl ring. It began last weekend, when Umenyiora promised to buy and retu...

    Blog | May 25, 2012
  16. Social media: Ozzie Guillen quits Twitter

    Maria Burns Ortiz

    Ozzie Guillen has signed out of Twitter -- for good. The Miami Marlins' manager posted what he said would be his final update Thursday, writing: "my last tweet. me ultimo tweet good luck buena suerte." Guillen took the social media scene by storm ...

    Blog | May 18, 2012