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Published June 14, 2013
KEEP IT SIMPLE: Yahoo Sports has renamed and released a new version its popular Sportacular mobile application. Now simply called Yahoo Sports, the app includes additional Yahoo editorial content, a new availability for the iPad, and increased speed of score updates. Yahoo acquired Sportacular in '10 as part of its purchase of Citizen Sports Inc. (Eric Fisher, Staff Writer).
BACK TO FAMILIAR TERRITORY: In Phoenix, Mike Sunnucks reported ESPN will use Scottsdale "to base its weeklong Super Bowl coverage and other events when the big game comes to Arizona and University of Phoenix Stadium" in '15. ESPN is "planning to base its coverage adjacent to Scottsdale Fashion Square mall." The network previously has "landed college football bowl coverage at the nearby Scottsdale Waterfront development." ESPN based its Super Bowl coverage in '08 in Scottsdale (BIZJOURNALS.com, 6/12).