Yahoo Sports was one of the first comprhensive sports resources on the Internet. It was launched on December 8, 1997 as a portal for sports news. The site uses STATS Inc. for the major its information, but it also uses writers to supplement the stats with news, opinion pieces, and prognostication. Every major North American sports franchise has a team page, while most every global sports has space dedicated to them. This runs the gamut from NFL, MLB, and NBA all the way to spprts like Rugby, Figure Skating, and Swimming. Motor Sports, women’s sports, and college sports are included.
Yahoo Fantasy Sports has been a major success for the online search engine company, too. Each years, millions of Americans play in leagues hosted on the Yahoo Fantasy Sports service. Fans can host their local league on the Yahoo pages, while they can also sign up on leagues started by people elsewhere in the world. These leagues are set up to handle league fees and prize money through services like LeagueSafe, but Yahoo Fantasy is known for its free leagues, too.