ESPN builds a Twitter-style firehose for sports news

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ESPN (s dis) is giving sports fans a way to hook up to its firehose of content with a new Twitter-style stream called SportsCenter Feed. The sports cable and online network is amassing almost every bit of content it pushes out over ESPN.com into a single feed, more than 1,000 updates a day.

The feed, which is in beta and will be accessible through ESPN.com, will include personalization and filtering tools so users can narrow the focus of the updates they see. For now, users will be able to select their favorite team or sports league but eventually it will include filters for players and conferences.

Users who create an account will be able to click on any update and view it in a larger window. It will include stories, blog posts, videos, pictures and score updates but it won’t include longer journalism pieces at launch or content from Grantland

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