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The world of sports betting is heating up, and the Walt Disney Company is considering making a wager.

CEO Bob Chapek hinted earlier this month at the Goldman Sachs Communacopia Conference that Disney intends to break into a world that has long been associated with vice.

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BallerTV, a livestreaming service for youth sports, is expanding from the gymnasium to the playing field, adding millions of games that it can broadcast into people's homes.

The Pasadena-based company announced Tuesday it acquired NextPro, which films outdoor youth sports and has exclusive rights to record games from nearly 400 of the top soccer and lacrosse event operators.

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A favorite social media tool of the NBA and MLB, Santa Monica-based Greenfly just scored with an $8.4 million funding round and backing from 16-year NBA veteran Chris Paul.

Created by former MLB All-Star Shawn Green, Greenfly is a software-as-a-service content management system that lets organizations share, crowdsource and distribute photos and videos on social media. It's popular among sports teams, with a roster of about 250 organizations.

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