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National Lacrosse League, Twitter team up to stream games

National Lacrosse League and Twitter partner to live stream a game of the week, including four Saskatchewan Rush games. Saskatchewan Rush / Supplied

The National Lacrosse League (NLL) and Twitter have partnered to live stream games on the social media platform.

Starting on March 17, Twitter will stream one NLL game of the week for the rest of the 2017 season and continuing into 2018.

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All the games will be available to both logged-in and logged-out users for free.

One West Division and one East Division final will also be streamed along with all the games in the Champion’s Cup.

NLL commissioner Nick Sakiewicz said the partnership is another step in growing the sport in Canada and the United States.

“The future of the sports viewing experience is digital, and this partnership will not only elevate the fan experience by making the game more accessible to audiences, but enable simultaneous real-time conversations and connections with other fans on the same platform,” Sakiewicz explained.

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“This collaboration is a pivotal opportunity to enhance the NLL’s digital presence in North America.”

Twitter COO Anthony Noto added that it “will allow the highly passionate lacrosse community to watch live NLL games and join the conversation all on Twitter.”

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Saskatchewan Rush fans will be able to see four of the team’s games on Twitter, starting on March 25 when they take on the Colorado Mammoth.

The other Rush games being streamed are on April 1 against Buffalo, April 8 against Vancouver and April 29 against Calgary.

The games can be viewed on NLL.twitter.com and via @NLL on computers, tablets and mobile devices.

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