NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video

Updated: Tuesday, August 5, 2014
NFL sideline tech inches forward, still no video story image

NEW YORK (AP) - Tablets are making their debut on the NFL sideline Sunday.

The devices will be used by players and coaches to view aerial photos of previous plays. In the past, those images were transmitted to a printer on the sideline, and teams would review black-and-white pictures on paper.

Now they'll be in color on a screen, and players and coaches can zoom in.

The specialized tablets were designed to withstand the elements, from heat to cold to rain during NFL games. Until now, only medical staff were allowed to carry digital devices on the sideline.

The tablets can be used solely to view the photos - there's no Internet access or replays of previous plays.

The devices were developed as part of the league's sponsorship deal with Microsoft.

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Scores & Schedules

June 03, 2015 07:13 GMT

INTERLEAGUE

Tuesday's Games

Washington 2 Toronto 0 (first game)

Toronto 7 Washington 3 (second game)

Wednesday's Game

Toronto (Buehrle 6-4) at Washington (Jordan 0-1), 7:05 p.m.

AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday's Games

Oakland 5, Detroit 3

Boston 1, Minnesota 0

Texas 15, Chicago White Sox 2

Houston 6, Baltimore 4

Cleveland 2, Kansas City 1

Tampa Bay 6, L.A. Angels 1

N.Y. Yankees 5, Seattle 3, 11 innings

Wednesday's Games

Minnesota (P.Hughes 4-4) at Boston (E.Rodriguez 1-0), 1:35 p.m., 1st game

N.Y. Yankees (Tanaka 2-1) at Seattle (T.Walker 2-5), 3:40 p.m.

Oakland (Gray 6-2) at Detroit (An.Sanchez 3-6), 7:08 p.m.

Minnesota (May 3-3) at Boston (Porcello 4-4), 7:10 p.m., 2nd game

Chicago White Sox (Sale 4-2) at Texas (N.Martinez 4-1), 8:05 p.m.

Baltimore (Mi.Gonzalez 5-3) at Houston (McCullers 1-0), 8:10 p.m.

Cleveland (Kluber 3-5) at Kansas City (J.Vargas 3-2), 8:10 p.m.

Tampa Bay (Karns 3-2) at L.A. Angels (Santiago 4-3), 10:05 p.m.

NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday's Games

Colorado 6, L.A. Dodgers 3, 1st game

Philadelphia 5, Cincinnati 4

Miami 5, Chicago Cubs 2

St. Louis 1, Milwaukee 0

L.A. Dodgers 9, Colorado 8, 2nd game

Arizona 7, Atlanta 6

San Diego 7, N.Y. Mets 2

Pittsburgh 7, San Francisco 4

Wednesday's Games

Milwaukee (Nelson 2-5) at St. Louis (Lackey 3-3), 1:45 p.m.

Atlanta (Foltynewicz 3-2) at Arizona (R.De La Rosa 4-2), 3:40 p.m.

Pittsburgh (Liriano 2-4) at San Francisco (T.Hudson 3-4), 3:45 p.m.

Cincinnati (Leake 2-4) at Philadelphia (Hamels 5-4), 7:05 p.m.

Chicago Cubs (Lester 4-3) at Miami (Haren 5-2), 7:10 p.m.

L.A. Dodgers (Bolsinger 3-1) at Colorado (Bettis 2-0), 8:10 p.m.

N.Y. Mets (Gee 0-2) at San Diego (Shields 6-0), 9:10 p.m.

NHL FINALS=

(Best-of-7; x-if necessary) Tampa Bay vs. Chicago

Wednesday, June 3: Chicago at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 6: Chicago at Tampa Bay, 7:15 p.m.

Monday, June 8: Tampa Bay at Chicago, 8 p.m.

Wednesday, June 10: Tampa Bay at Chicago, 8 p.m.

x-Saturday, June 13: Chicago at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.

x-Monday, June 15: Tampa Bay at Chicago, 8 p.m.

x-Wednesday, June 17: Chicago at Tampa Bay, 8 p.m.

MLS

Wednesday, June 3

Columbus at Philadelphia, 7 p.m.

Chicago at D.C. United, 7 p.m.

Vancouver at Montreal, 8 p.m.

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