2019年7月31日星期三

iSports API:One-Stop Sports Data Solution

iSports API is one-stop data solutions for all kinds of media platforms, especially digital media.

Match Data covers live scores, live matches as well as fixtures & results. Live Scores are not only available for soccer and basketball, but also tennis, baseball, American football and more. A wide coverage of more than 100 countries and nearly 1000 competitions. Languages, such as Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, English, Vietnamese, Thai, Korean and Japanese are optional. Fairly up-to-date data, including status, live scores, etc.

Live Matches including real-time data for the ongoing matches, including goals, reds, yellows, line-ups, etc. Basic information and statistic about a match, like venue, referee, weather, etc would be all covered.

Further more, comprehensive and professional data service on fixtures & results must be provided. A worldwide coverage, up-to-the-minute fixture and a rough outline of a match are all in our list.

Match Analysis provides all-time head-to-head records. Trend in performance, including the Asian Handicap results for the last 20 games. A comprehensive database with more than 960,000 games make a purely objective analysis available.

Database with more than 24,000 teams and more than 140,000 players covered nearly 200 countries with more than 1200 competitions. In addition, team/player info. in different languages are available upon request.

For more information, please click isports API.

10 players who could take the Championship by storm this season by iSports API

With the Championship season kicking off this weekend, we have some players to focus on in 2019/20.

With 46 matchdays ahead of us, plus five play-off games, we are expecting these 10 to deliver.

Aleksander Mitrović, Fulham


Having taken the Championship by storm in 2017/18, Mitrović managed 11 goals last season despite Fulham’s dismal attempts to stay up.

You’d have been forgiven for expecting the Serbian to leave this summer but he penned a new deal at Craven Cottage instead and now has to be the favourite to be the Championship’s top scorer.

Kalvin Phillips, Leeds United

Phillips’ ability is no secret. The versatile midfielder became a key part of Leeds’ promotion push last season.

Earning the trust of Marcelo Bielsa, the 23-year-old is crucial defensively for Leeds and helps launch attacks from the base of midfield.

If the Whites are to have success this year, he will be central to it.

Jay Dasilva, Bristol City

An exciting left-back, Dasilva’s loan move from Chelsea has now been made permanent.

Ollie McBurnie, Swansea City

Swansea fans didn’t have a great deal to cheer last season but Ollie McBurnie was a massive success.

While Daniel James has left for Manchester United, McBurnie remains and will carry the attacking burden for Steve Cooper’s side.

Now 23, the striker will look to build on the 22 goals he netted last term.

Neal Maupay, Brentford

Another candidate for the golden boot, Neal Maupay could consider himself unlucky not to be linked with a move to the Premier League in the summer.

Brentford won’t mind, though.

Lucas João, Sheffield Wednesday

Lee Bullen is, for now, in charge at Hillsborough and we have high hopes that he’ll use Lucas João regularly.

The Portuguese has struggled to become a guaranteed starter for Wednesday but has netted a goal every 180 minutes across the last two seasons. Get him in the team!

Nick Powell, Stoke City

Signed on a free from Wigan, Powell could be a game-changer in the Potteries.

A superbly gifted midfielder, the ex-Manchester United man could be one of the players of the season.

Dan Crowley, Birmingham City


Bargain of the summer? Signed for under £1m, you may be looking at him.

Having left Arsenal, Crowley went to the Netherlands in 2017 to play regular first team football.

Two years on, having impressed at Go Ahead Eagles and helped Willem II to a cup final, he’s back in England with a point to prove.

James Collins, Luton Town

“I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve never played in the Championship before, so I’m really excited to get a crack at it.”

At 28, it’s a bit late for Collins to be making his Championship bow.

There is, though, no looking back for a striker who has scored 45 times in two seasons to inspire Luton to back-to-back promotions.

Chuks Aneke, Charlton Athletic


Another former Arsenal man who could prove to be a very savvy signing.

Formerly a midfielder, Aneke reinvented himself as a striker at MK Dons.

An unselfish and intelligent forward, Aneke could be a handful for any defence he comes up against.

2019年7月30日星期二

How to select the right data provider of Football API

Selecting the right Football API for your sports business, game or hobby project is a difficult process. Whether you are looking for Livescores, Fixtures, Standings, Odds, or any other kind of Football Data, the questions are always the same: Which provider suits your needs? How do you pick the right one? In this blog, I will explain how I travelled this road, and which common Football API shortcomings I faced, followed by a deep dive into the API I think you should explore.

Once in a while we all have ingenious ideas (or at least, we think we do). Let’s suppose you have a great business concept in mind, for which you need Football Data. Proper Football Data. You dream of building a successful Football Website, Football App, Fantasy Football Game, Predictive Betting Website, or anything that requires high-quality Football Data Feeds.



Once you have the broad strokes figured out, the long and arduous search for reliable data providers starts. You will soon find a jungle of them online, which eventually may even leave you more confused than when you first set out. Careful though, there are lots of niches to cover, and many pitfalls to avoid.

Perhaps along the way, you will find what seems like the perfect provider. One that promises you great quality, stays up to date, and seems like the answer to all your prayers. But can you really trust them? Is their data really as reliable as they claim? Do they offer fast Livescores? Or are they just pretending to have fast Livescores?

Of course, you don’t want to spend money on the wrong provider. Unfortunately, it happens to almost every budding sports entrepreneur. So, let me help you in the right direction:

Common API shortcomings:

You come across a Football API that offers you Free Data. You’ve already spent quite some time and money on your project, but the low data quality is damaging your business. In fact, you are losing customers.

You will see inaccurate data at almost every provider. Lagging Livescores, duplicate data, and missing match events, to name a few. But especially with major leagues, accurate data is KEY for a successful business. Even longstanding customers will run away if your data is consistently off the mark.

Another problem you may come across is that those providers who do have a reputation of reliability and accuracy are ridiculously expensive. Let's face it, we all know there are some providers on the market with exorbitant prices an averagely-sized company simply can’t afford.

As I myself ran into these shortcomings with several providers time and again, I decided to start iSports API. My main goal is to provide the best API in the market, that eliminates all these problems. Let me guide you through the process of selecting the right API for you.

The most important 5 API characteristics:

Having a smoothly running Football API is the recipe for success in the businesses of Football Data and Football Betting Data. In order to become a pro and crack the code towards ultimate success, here are a few things you need to keep in mind.


Data Quality

You need good data quality. Now, what is the definition of good data quality? This is when your data is accurate, complete, fast, and up-to-date. I know that so far, I have been focussing on accuracy a lot, but it really deserves all that attention, because it is so essential. Low data quality can seriously harm your credibility and customer trust. Many providers claim to have high-quality data, but they don’t, on closer inspection. Investigate it thoroughly before you trust them!

Data Coverage

Depending on your needs, data coverage may be another critical succes factor. Check the leagues your provider covers. Especially if you want your business to grow in the future, try to select the API with high football leagues coverage. You don’t know how fast your business may grow, and switching APIs halfway is really not what you want, because it will cause extra development costs and delays. You can easily prevent this by choosing the right provider right away.

Speed of Livescores and match events

If livescores are part of your business concept, make sure they are FAST. A 45-second delay for livescore updates can really harm your business. In the Football Data business, you need to be spot-on, and that requires a provider that offers real-time speed. Be sure to test it when you are comparing different providers!

API Flexibility

Lots of providers have a terribly static API setup. So, when you want to customize one to your Football Data business concept, you may find yourself wasting too much time building inefficient and complex work-arounds in its code. A flexible API allows you to simply add or remove parameters from your requests, making customization a breeze.

Support

To kick-start your implementation, your provider’s support quality is critical as well. How quickly do they reply to your emails? Do they have proper documentation on their website? Are you able to test the API from the documentation itself? How quickly do they resolve your issues? Don’t underestimate the importance of you data provider’s support!

The topics above are only a few important aspects to consider when choosing the right Football API. Of course, there’s a ton of other factors to keep in mind. But now that you are familiar with the basic ingredients to the recipe of success, here is how isports API covers all of these.

2019年7月29日星期一

NBA Data API Shows: Players Who Should've Changed Teams?

We are at that rare point in the NBA calendar when every team feels good about its roster. Whether they are rebuilding, gunning for a title or anything in between, all 30 clubs have reasons to be optimistic for the remainder of the offseason.

However, not every player can say the same about his team. The annual game of NBA musical chairs was larger than ever before this offseason, as almost 40 percent of the player pool tested free agency in some fashion.

With so much upheaval, it makes sense that some players may already regret their decisions, especially those who chose to re-sign. Whether it be a lack of playing time, a bad roster or additional extenuating circumstances, there are numerous reasons, midway through next season, these players might look around and realize they'd be happier elsewhere.

Let's examine some of their situations from the angel of iSports API.

Ryan Arcidiacono, Chicago Bulls

We start off with the deepest of deep cuts. The Chicago Bulls brought Ryan Arcidiacono back on a $9 million contract over three years. It's a reasonable deal, but it makes for a ridiculously crowded point guard battle in Chicago.

Just this offseason, the Bulls signed veteran backup Tomas Satoransky and drafted spark plug Coby White to presumably be the top two at the position. Kris Dunn is also still on the roster (though all indications are that Gar Forman and John Paxson would prefer to move on from him), and defensive-minded backup Shaquille Harrison also returned on a one-year deal. Even when the Bulls have a solid offseason for the first time in years, they overcomplicate things.

Arcidiacono is not a starting-caliber point guard in the NBA, but he could certainly have value to a contender in a Matthew Dellavedova type of way. The former Villanova star made a solid 37.3 percent of his threes last season, ranked third in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio, and recorded a better Real Plus-Minus than star young point guards like Lonzo Ball, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Trae Young. A contender like the Philadelphia 76ers or Boston Celtics could make good use of Arcidiacono's limited skill set.

JaVale McGee, Los Angeles Lakers

It was well-covered this summer that the Lakers forwent the opportunity to pursue quality rotation players while waiting on Kawhi Leonard's decision. While Leonard was plotting to join the Clippers instead, the role-player market evaporated. Faced with the prospect of surrounding two Hall of Fame-level players with literal G League talent, the Lakers seemingly panicked and brought back most of their questionable signings from a year ago, including JaVale McGee.

Despite a reputation for making bonehead plays, McGee can look competent for stretches, proving himself a worthy backup for two years on the Golden State Warriors and maintaining a spot in the Lakers' starting lineup throughout most of last year. Now, however, L.A. has a thoroughly unbalanced roster, and that balance tips towards the frontcourt. Four of the Lakers' five best players—LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Kyle Kuzma and DeMarcus Cousins—are best at power forward or center, which will likely push McGee out of the rotation at times.

His contract is just two years for minimal money, so he could be easily be moved to a frontcourt-needy team like the Boston Celtics (though it's doubtful the Lakers would help them willingly) or Milwaukee Bucks.

Nerlens Noel, Oklahoma City Thunder


It's been a strange few years for Nerlens Noel. The 2013 lottery pick essentially forced his way out of Philadelphia to Dallas, took a qualifying offer to bet on himself, was benched and ostracized by Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, signed a minimum deal with Oklahoma City and suffered a serious concussion.

Somehow, Noel's situation got worse this summer. He agreed July 1 to return to Oklahoma City, in all likelihood unaware of the earth-shattering moves that would soon shake up the NBA's balance of power. Just two weeks after the start of free agency, Oklahoma City had exchanged a perennial contender for a fast-tracking rebuild. Not exactly the same as playing with Russell Westbrook and Paul George.

After years of maturity questions, Noel finally seems to have come to terms with his place in the NBA. He stays out of the way on offense and remains a potentially elite and versatile defender. These kinds of low-maintenance role players can be tremendous on clubs with title aspirations but are sort of useless on middling-to-bad teams like the Thunder. Noel should hope to find himself on a contender like the Los Angeles Clippers or Houston Rockets in the near future.

Jahlil Okafor, New Orleans Pelicans


Like Nerlens Noel, Jahlil Okafor seems to finally understand the modern NBA and how he can fit into it. His performance last year filling in for the disgruntled Anthony Davis was one of the feel-good stories of the season. Okafor averaged 10.2 points and 5.9 rebounds while shooting almost 60 percent from the field from January 1 until the end of the year.

The quandary Okafor finds himself in is not of his making, as the Pelicans picked up his team option for the 2019-20 season. However, it's an unfortunate situation considering all the work he's put in over the past few years to become a serviceable NBA player.

After renewing their commitment to Okafor, the Pelicans drafted Texas center Jaxson Hayes and acquired Jazz big man Derrick Favors to be their two main centers, and Zion Williamson will likely warrant minutes at the 5 as well. That puts Okafor at fourth on the priority list. That would have made sense last year, but the 2015 top-three pick showed a lot of new promise in the interim 12 months and deserves a chance at playing time.

Okafor is still far from perfect—he can't shoot or defend and isn't a great rim-runner—but he could easily replicate Enes Kanter's career going forward. One day, he may play for a team open-minded enough to let him do that.

Austin Rivers, Houston Rockets

While you were firing off jokes on Twitter about nepotism, Austin River was becoming a solid NBA combo guard. He's fairly efficient, plays hard on both ends and is willing to be an outspoken team leader. Plenty of players may still agree with Chris Paul's reported sentiment that Rivers doesn't deserve a place in the league, but they need to get over themselves.

However, Rivers is still a gunner at heart and is best with the ball in his hands, which will make a Russell Westbrook-James Harden backcourt, shall we say, unpleasant. What's a ball-dominant guard to do when he's on the same team as the two most ball-dominant guards in NBA history?

Rivers is capable of playing off the ball—he shot 37.0 percent on catch-and-shoot threes last year. But he has decent shot creation skills as well, and being a spark plug off the bench who can play on- or off-ball is the best way to use Rivers. A team like the Minnesota Timberwolves or Portland Trail Blazers should relentlessly dial Daryl Morey to acquire Rivers.

Terrence Ross, Orlando Magic


After years of underperformance in both Toronto and Orlando, Terrence Ross finally scraped the high ceiling last year that made him a 2012 lottery pick. He finished fifth in Sixth Man of the Year voting and averaged a career-best 15.1 points per game on 38.3 percent shooting from three, all while maintaining the ridiculous athleticism that made him the 2013 Slam Dunk Contest champion. For his performance, the Magic rewarded him with a four-year, $54 million contract.

Of course, that is plenty of money and reason enough to stay put. However, Ross will still likely be Evan Fournier's backup in Orlando. While being a $54 million backup might be reasonable in some circumstances, it is not when your team is as mediocre as the Magic.

Based on the salary-cap situation for teams around the league, Ross likely wouldn't have gotten $54 million elsewhere unless the Lakers were willing to take a risk while waiting for Kawhi Leonard. That said, making $35 million or $40 million while playing a starring role alongside Giannis Antetokounmpo in Milwaukee or Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis in Dallas could have arguably been just as appealing.

Wings with Ross' combination of physical tools and athleticism are the NBA's market inefficiency. It's a shame he will spend his prime years with a team that won't be good enough to need him.

Jonas Valanciunas, Memphis Grizzlies


Jonas Valanciunas put in year after year of work in Toronto to try to drag multiple Raptors teams past LeBron James, and every year, they failed at that task. Well, every year until the Raps traded him to Memphis this winter. Now Toronto has won a title, and Valanciunas is not around to bask in the afterglow or receive any retroactive credit.

On the plus side, the Lithuanian agreed to a three-year, $45 million contract to stay with the Grizzlies. Seen one way, this deal makes sense. Maybe he senses that his skill set is getting passed by in the modern NBA and that he wouldn't get star center-level money on the open market. Plus, he can mentor Jaren Jackson Jr. and Brandon Clarke, perhaps the NBA's next great big man tandem.

However, you'd think that seeing his former comrades experience jubilation would spark Valanciunas to consider jumping to a team with title hopes like the L.A. Clippers or the pre-Hassan Whiteside Portland Trail Blazers. That was not to be, and Valanciunas will hope Jackson, Clarke and Ja Morant are ready for contention faster than anybody expects.

Marvin Williams, Charlotte Hornets


Marvin Williams picked up his $11.5 million player option from the Charlotte Hornets in June, likely for at least one of two reasons: He wouldn't make that much money elsewhere, or he assumed Kemba Walker would return to Charlotte and that the Hornets would be back in contention for a lower-tier playoff seed in the Eastern Conference.

Unfortunately for Williams, that latter presumption was incorrect, as Walker ditched Charlotte for the Boston Celtics and was replaced by…Terry Rozier. Not exactly a one-for-one swap.

Given that he has played for the lowly Hornets for the past five years, Williams is not often discussed, but he has a skill set that most contenders should covet. The former Tar Heel's numbers aren't flashy—10.1 points and 5.4 rebounds per game on 42.2 percent shooting won't scare anybody—but he outranks such notable names as Montrezl Harrell, John Collins, Lauri Markkanen and Kyle Kuzma in Real Plus-Minus and could be a solid deadline addition for any team in need of an athletic, floor-spacing forward who plays smart defense.

Williams has been in the NBA for almost 15 years and has never even made a conference finals. He deserves a chance at high-level basketball before his time is up.

All stats courtesy of Basketball Reference and iSports API.

2019年7月26日星期五

Are there any free sport score APIs?

There are a few different APIs to get scores on current games happening. The important thing will be testing the API for your specific usecase to see which one will work well for you. Here are a few that I’ve found that might help.

Some of these have a basic free plan that will allow you to use the API for free, up to a certain number of API calls.

Gold Standard - Provides sport scores forthe NFL, NBA, NCAAB, NCAAF, MLB, NHL & MLS.

Football (Soccer) Livescore - This one does not have a free plan though.

iSports API - Covered most range of sports events with reasonable fare.

RapidAPI - an online API marketplace which lets you find, test, and connect to thousands of APIs from one centralized location.



2019年7月25日星期四

Reliable and Accurate Sports livescore API feeds

iSports API is a reliable sports information provider, which allows you to build a website with all soccer data including fast and without big efforts, helping you to get started quickly and efficiently.

Most sports APIs cater to one sport but here at iSports API, we bring you a fully range of sports so that you do not have to subscribe to different sites to successfully power your website or mobile application. Our sports feed is neatly arranged, making it easier for you to navigate your way around.

Our coverage journeys around the world also bring you the livescore feed of your favourite sporting competitions. Stick with us to get reliable and steady sports feed at affordable rates. Our platform’s livescore data and sports data is easy to transport to your own website at fast speeds without lagging.

We are using both manual and automatic methods for our sports data feeds delivery.
The data is managed by our own sport software so it is not just a plain database collected and distributed. In addition, we control the quality manually comparing overall statistic with both official and popular trusted sources. This is the significant difference between our service and many other API services delivered over the web.

Most importantly, we pay huge attention to data accuracy. We don’t provide 12 players lineups, 10% missing squad on Matchday 1 or duplicated players. Reliable on our site slider is exactly what you can expect from our service, helps youeffectively distribute sport content all over your site pages.

For further information, please click iSports API.

2019年7月24日星期三

Sports API for Live Scores and Stats Data

iSports API powers leading media, broadcast and digital outlets around the world. Data is an essential element of sport coverage and a key factor in shaping the modern-day fan experience. We recognise this and pride ourselves on providing a service which meets the demands of a very competitive market. We specialise in live and non-live data content for 20+ sports in all over the world, and pride ourselves on the quality of the service we provide as well as the customer experience on offer.

With over 20 years of experience in the industry, our football service is reliable and stabel. Our comprehensive catalogue of Asian, European and international competitions means we will have your service covered – whatever the requirements.

We also enhanced US Sports coverage, which is a full live match service for NFL, NBA, MLB and NHL, encompassing line-ups, live scores and scorers, season fixtures, results and standings. All data is delivered in-running and will meet the demands of an ever-increasing market.

Athletics, Tennis, Cycling, Darts, Snooker, Equestrian, Swimming, Winter Sports, Triathlon, Squash, Netball, Volleyball – just a selection of the sports our specialist data collection department provides. If we don’t cover it, it probably doesn’t exist in the earth.

For more information, please visit iSports API.


2019年7月23日星期二

Sports Data Analysis:Three Premier League New Boy to watch out

In three weeks, Premier League 2019-20 will begin. Manchester City will be back to defend their title and Liverpool will be hopeful of putting another great title challenge. Tottenham and Manchester United are busy on the transfer front. They both are expected to make more signings before the window shuts down. Chelsea, on the other hand, with their transfer ban will still be able to welcome Pulisic from Dortmund whom they signed in January. Unai Emery’s Arsenal is also pushing for a couple of signings after having signed only one player so far this summer.

Although there haven’t been a large number of signings this summer, unlike the last season. We still have some Premier League newcomers that will excite the fans for sure. Here are three new Premier League to watch out this season, all data collects from iSports API.

Christian Pulisic (Chelsea)

Pulisic was being chased by other European giants like Bayern Munich and Liverpool before Chelsea agreed to pay the asking price for the American. The winger had lost his place in Favre’s starting lineup and was willing to move to another club after a tough start to last season.

Pulisic played just 920 minutes of football for Dortmund last season in the Bundesliga. He got only 9 starts and scored 4 goals in an overall disappointing season for the wide playmaker.

Daniel James (Man Utd)

It will be a big transition for the young winger from Championship to Premier League. It will be interesting to see how he copes with this transition. His dribbling skills and through balls will surely keep United fans excited throughout the season.

He made 41 appearances last season and scored 6 goals. He also managed 7 assists and had an average rating of 7.

Tanguy NDombele (Tottenham)

He looks like a player who will suit Pochettino’s system at Spurs. He is a suitable replacement for Mousa Dembele as his game is quite similar to him. The Frenchman likes to dribble in the middle of the park and play some killer balls.

Last season NDombele made 45 appearances for Lyon. He had an average rating of 6.99 and pass success rate of 89%. The midfielder also contributed with 7 assists and 1 goal.

*All football stats are from free sports API- iSports API.

2019年7月21日星期日

Stable & Reliable Football Date API For Free


Millions of sports fans around the world have a passion for live sports data and
its analysis. iSports API allows developers to perfectly meet the needs of those who are using the products they develop.

iSports API offers a range of products, from results and fixtures through to performance level data, ensuring that youwould have the content you need from the biggest competitions, teams and players from around the world.

The state-of-the-art, flexible API is the fast and easy way to get direct access to many of our sports data feeds – for an easy, fast and seamless feed integration. This leading technology platform provides you with a modern infrastructure with no legacy issues.

Provide your clients with a superior level of attention to detail. Accurate, fast, simple to use and with outstanding customer support.


2019年7月18日星期四

Your Best Free Livescore API For Sports Data

Do you want to keep your vistors as long as possible? Are you tired of visitors who come and quickly leave your football website?

Make sure they will stay longer by allowing them to check out all the football data they will need! iSports API coveraged all range of sports data will help you increase your website’s average session duration.

Our football feed covers more than 900 different international and national competitions, cups and leagues in all major football federations around the world. We also provide football data for many minor leagues.

You will be able to raise your business in many different directions with our affordable and high-quality data represented by livescores, fixtures, group standings, history data, and in-play events. Our football data can be used for powering your website, mobile app or any other football project. Most importantly, you could get a trail period for free.

We are making your life as easy as possible by creating a great tutorial page where you can find all kinds of examples on how to use our fixtures, group standings, history data, in-play events and match livescore API feeds. We help you to establish your project in a simple way by using our documented API’s.

For more information, please click iSports API.

NBA's Top 3 Superstar Pairings by iSports API

Dynamic duos are everywhere right now as players questing for rings are taking more control over their careers and trying to find ways to pair up.

Some are new, some are old and some are renewed. To determine the order of these rankings, the following factors were considered:
The combined talent of the two players
The overall fit of the two players
How much time the players have spent together

The third concern was the smallest factor, but it remained a part of the analysis. All NBA data collected from iSports API, these pairings have high hopes of getting into the playoffs, if not deep into them. By the end of the season, even the new tandems will have some experience together.

3. Anthony Davis and LeBron James, Los Angeles Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers' Anthony Davis-LeBron James duo is perhaps the hardest one to gauge.

James is competing with Michael Jordan for the unofficial title of greatest player of all time. If you want a number that demonstrates just how ridiculous his career has been, he's 546 points from becoming the only player to notch 40,000 points, 10,000 rebounds and 10,000 assists in the regular season and postseason combined.

Kobe Bryant and Oscar Robertson are the only ones to get within 70 percent of those numbers.

Anthony Davis, meanwhile, has been a top-10 player the last few years, averaging 27.5 points and 11.6 boards since 2016-17,as per iSports API.

You could argue they're just as talented as Russell Westbrook and James Harden, and they're a better fit, too.

However, concerns still exist. James just missed a career-high 27 games. He'll be better rested than he's been in a decade. But he's still going to be 35 in December, and the Lakers might manage him accordingly. Davis sat out of 26 contests in 2018-19, and it's not the first time he's missed significant action. He's never missed fewer than seven games.

Each player missing 10 or more games wouldn't be a shock, and depending on the timing of the absences, that could mean the Lakers would have to play a quarter of the season without both on the court. While regular-season games don't matter as much, playoff seeding is crucial while the Western Conference looks so tough.

Maybe everything will work out as planned, and the Lakers will go deep into the playoffs or even with the title. But if it doesn't, slips in the regular season could lead to a first- or second-round playoff loss.

2. Stephen Curry and Draymond Green, Golden State Warriors

Even after Kevin Durant's departure, the Golden State Warriors are filled with stars: Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and now D'Angelo Russell.

Curry was an obvious pick for the leading pairing because he's a two-time MVP. Green joins him because Thompson will miss at least half the season recovering from a torn ACL, and we haven't seen how Russell will fit on his new team.

Even without those qualifiers, Green might have been the best choice anyway.

Last year, the Dubs outscored their opponents by 521 points with the Curry-Green tandem on the court. And since Steve Kerr took over as head coach in 2014-15, they've topped their opponents by 4,159 points between regular-season and postseason contests with those two playing.

While Curry was winning two MVPs, Green won Defensive Player of the Year in 2016-17 and was the runner-up the two seasons prior.

Curry revolutionized the way we think of offense with his electric ability to make threes off the bounce and from anywhere on the court. He's already third all-time in made threes and will likely climb over Reggie Miller next season and Ray Allen the year after that. Green helped revolutionize the way modern teams play defense with his ability to switch and play small-ball center. He proved you can win championships that way.

While both players' numbers dipped the last couple of years as they assimilated Kevin Durant into the system, they proved in this year's postseason they still have it. Curry averaged 28.2 points, 6.0 rebounds and 5.7 assists in the playoffs. Green averaged 13.3, 10.1 and 8.5.

These two have an argument as the best duo going, and they have both the hardware and rings to prove it.

1. Kawhi Leonard and Paul George, Los Angeles Clippers

Do you know who had the most real plus-minus wins last year?

It wasn't James Harden (18.54), Russell Westbrook (9.76) or Giannis Antetokounmpo (15.22). It wasn't even Kawhi Leonard (8.32),as per iSports API.

Granted, that's just one imperfect way to measure value, but you can make a legitimate argument that George was the best regular-season player in the NBA last year. And Leonard, winner of the Finals MVP for the Toronto Raptors, was the best postseason player.

That's a couple of pretty big additions to a Los Angeles Clippers team that won 48 games in 2018-19.

Leonard and George are both two-way players. They might even be two of the three best two-way players in the world right now (with Antetokounmpo as the third).

Putting them together on defense might be the biggest nightmare for opponents, as the wing has become the most important position in today's NBA. Having two guys who can guard the other team's best player is a treat.

Both are long and can cut off passing lanes. Both can defend in the post. Both can stop penetration. When the game is on the line, they'll make it hard to even get a shot off, much less put it in the hole.

Also, both can score, even in crunch-time situations. Leonard finished fourth in clutch points last year, and Leonard sat at No. 5.

Because of their dynamic duo, the Clippers will be a hard team to stop and an even harder one to score against. They might even win the title.

All stats, unless otherwise indicated, courtesy of iSports API.

2019年7月16日星期二

Who are the NBA league's best teams now?

Free agency saw Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving team up in Brooklyn, D'Angelo Russell join the Splash Brothers, Jimmy Butler take his talents to South Beach, and Tobias Harris and Kristaps Porzingis sign max deals with Philly and Dallas, respectively. The league has changed seemingly, and we're here to make sense of where all teams stand heading into a highly anticipated 2019-20 season. All NBA datas collected from iSpots API.

1. Milwaukee Bucks

While the fabric of the Eastern Conference has changed drastically in recent weeks, the Bucks' core has stayed largely the same. The team re-signed starters Khris Middleton and Brook Lopez as well as key reserve George Hill. What set the team apart last season was its deep bench. Will the acquisitions of Robin Lopez and Wesley Matthews be enough to make up for the departures of Malcolm Brogdon, Tony Snell and Nikola Mirotic? A strong bench to support Giannis Antetokounmpo is essential for Milwaukee to make it out of the East finals.

2. Denver Nuggets

While the rest of the NBA world went wild, the Nuggets made a few moves along the edges but quietly had one of the best summers of anyone. Adding Jerami Grant is one of the most underrated moves of the offseason, and they effectively are adding 2018 No. 14 overall pick Michael Porter Jr., who sat out the entire season with back issues. Assuming progression from their young rising stars, the Nuggets are firmly a favorite in the West.

3. LA Clippers

After a year of rumors of quietly recruiting Kawhi Leonard, the Clippers landed the mysterious forward after what might have been the most intrigue-filled week in free agency in recent memory. Shocking the Lakers, the Raptors and the entire NBA, the Clippers persuaded Leonard to become a Clipper by stealthily working a trade for Paul George. Though the blockbuster move cost a historic haul of five first-round picks, two first-round-pick swaps and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander and Danilo Gallinari, the Clippers are now instant title contenders. Leonard and George should fit in seamlessly with a gritty supporting cast and budding Clipper culture built on a low-ego, team-first mentality. Doc Rivers' defense could be the nastiest in the NBA with Leonard, George and Patrick Beverley forming a perimeter wall. Rivers has the best second-unit combo in Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell, and role players such as JaMychal Green, Maurice Harkless and Landry Shamet might make the Clippers the best team in not just Staples Center this season but perhaps in the entire league.

4. Philadelphia 76ers

After coming within four bounces of beating the Raptors, falling with a devastating loss at the buzzer in Game 7 of the Eastern Conference semifinals, the 76ers went out and made some dramatic moves this summer: re-signing Tobias Harris to a five-year, $180 million deal; executing a sign-and-trade with the Miami Heat, sending Jimmy Butler there in exchange for Josh Richardson; and signing Al Horford away from the Boston Celtics with a four-year, $113 million contract. Now, thanks to Leonard leaving Toronto and the rest of the East contenders either standing still or taking a step backward, Philadelphia seems to be the favorite to emerge from the East and reach the NBA Finals for the first time since Allen Iverson led the Sixers there in 2001.

5. Houston Rockets

The Rockets rolled the dice by reuniting Russell Westbrook with James Harden, particularly considering the hefty price of the lightly protected 2024 and 2026 first-round picks they sent to Oklahoma City along with Chris Paul. "It's risky for sure, but I believe the upside is greater than with CP," a team source said. Westbrook's ball dominance and poor 3-point shooting present fit concerns, but Harden pushed hard for the trade, which the Rockets hope will allow them to be legitimate contenders through The Beard's prime, and their window was closing because of the 34-year-old Paul's physical decline.

All stats, unless otherwise indicated, courtesy of iSports API.

2019年7月14日星期日

Free & Reliable Sports API For Start-Up

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We employ a unique combination of crowd-sourcing, backed by our own content moderators. This results in a very high degree of accuracy, since there are so many eyeballs on each game and every play.  Our iSports API subscribers are highly knowledgable sports fans, and are rewarded for accurate suggestions.  Behind the scenes, our staff are constantly reviewing suggested content, as well as making changes on their own. 

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2019年7月12日星期五

5 Most Reliable Sports APIs

Sports data can be useful for developers in countless ways. And the best way to connect to sports data is via an Application Programming Interface (API). If a developer wants to create an application that notifiies users about live scores, or an application for betting, or an application for following fantasy players or e-sports, they can tap into the proper API to get the job done.

Here in no particular order are 5 of the most popular Sports APIs in our directory.

1. Sportradar Sports Data API


The Sportradar Sports Data API coverage includes more than 60 sports and 390,000 annual games. Sportradar is an official partner to NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL and many other leagues and federations. The API provides data for the American sports already mentioned, plus NCAA, Cricket, Handball, Australian Rules Football, Rugby, Soccer, Golf, Olympics, and E-Sports, among others. The API can return probabilities and odds comparisons. The API features a simulation system that replays select completed games and allows users to view API feeds as if they were happening live.

2. Versus Sports Simulator

Versus Sports Simulator provides professional and collegiate team data. The Versus Sports Simulator APITrack this API delivers team rankings, conference/divisional rankings, team report cards, game predictions, statistics, and game simulations for college and professional sports, including NFL and college football, NBA and college basketball, UFC fighting, MLB, and NASCAR. Versus Sports Simulator was developed by mathematician and sports statistics pioneer, Steve Pugh. API pricing is dependent upon sport.

3. iSports API

Free & Reliable Sports API are provided by iSports, coveraged aboth football, basketball and esports data of multiple events around the world. Their affordable data services are perfect for startups with limited budget. In addition, universal data format is all well strutured and easy to implement. As a company devoted sports industry fou more than 12 years, they've serve news media, sports enthusiast platforom as well as football club and betting operators with professional services.

4. Gracenote Sports

The Gracenote Sports API (formerly Infostrada Sports API) offers programmatic access to the Gracenote sports database. The API retrieves data from sport leagues around the world, including 4,500 North American, European and Asian leagues and competitions, including the NFL, MLB, NBA, NCAA, English Premier League, Bundesliga, F1, Tour de France, Wimbledon and global events such as the Olympics, FIFA World Cup and Asian Games. The data is available in multiple languages, and is returned in JSON or XML formats. Interested developers need to contact the provider for API documentation and access.

5. Yahoo Fantasy Sports


Yahoo Fantasy Sports is the world's largest fantasy sports provider, allowing users to compete against each other using statistics from real-world competitions. The Yahoo Fantasy Sports APITrack this APIprovides rich data on leagues, teams and player information. This data can be used to build non-commercial tools and applications that help analyze draft results, review free agents, optimize current rosters, or other apps The Yahoo Fantasy Sports API utilizes the Yahoo Query Language (YQL) as a mechanism to access Yahoo Fantasy Sports data, returning data in XML and JSON formats.

2019年7月10日星期三

The free & reliable Sports APIs for Developers

Having a reliable sports API that provides historical data, real-time updates & affordable/free would be AWESOME.

Well, it turns out, iSports API provides a great deal of sports APIs with many capabilities. And in today’s post, we’ll go over some of the top APIs related to sports and how to use them.

iSports API can provide developers with the opportunity to gain access to sensitive sports data in a particular category. In this case, we take a look at competitive sports, and how sports APIs can provide access to regular season data, real-time odds, and other historical stats that could be beneficial to a platform.

News flash: sports APIs take a lot of time out of developing a program from scratch, especially since many of these APIs are capable of performing real-time data updates with advanced data feeds.

There are many APIs in the sports industry that pretty much cover every: soccer, football, tennis, basketball, and auto racing league that you could imagine. Some APIs focus on their data feeds to update in real-time, while others focus on providing more information when responding to a query. Some developers may require access to more complete information.

For example: The entire box score for a soccer or football match. Some users may want access to specific and in-depth player information in the sport of hockey.

There are many sports APIs that can provide information on specific lineup formations, scratches, and gaming winning goal scorers. However: It is important to select the right API when looking to connect it with a platform... ...as choosing the wrong one could provide less detailed information than what is desired.

In most cases, finding an sports API that supports complete match data is optimal for most platforms. There are APIs that also cover more than one specific league when looking at a specific sport.

For example: One API could cover the Premier League as well as the La Liga soccer league in the same API. Anyways, let's dive into some of the best paid and free sports APIs for developers.

Read more at https://www.isportsapi.com/

2019年7月8日星期一

Which NBA Teams That Improved Most According To iSports API?

While a few free agents remain on the market, it only took a week for the entire NBA landscape to change. Rosters were revamped, massive trades no one saw coming were completed and one of the most exciting offseasons in memory played itself out.

In addition to all the free-agent signings, teams made trades like the NBA was the New York Stock Exchange. Paul George is with the Los Angeles Clippers, D'Angelo Russell is a Golden State Warrior, Al Horford is a Philadelphia 76er and Jimmy Butler is with the Miami Heat.

The upshot of all this is that no clear favorite for the NBA title exists at this stage. As many as 10 teams have a legitimate chance at the 2019-20 championship. That's a third of the league.

Let's rank the ones that did the most to improve this offseason, keeping in mind these rankings are an assessment of the team's improvement, not the team itself. Squads like the 76ers, Warriors and Boston Celtics aren't included, though they made great moves to compensate for losses.

In a week filled with surprise moves, the ending was most shocking of all. Kawhi Leonard going to the Los Angeles Clippers wasn't surprising in and of itself, but bringing Paul George with him was an absolute stunner. The Los Angeles Lakers could learn a thing or two from the Clippers and Oklahoma City Thunder about not leaking.

Leonard and George are a phenomenal pairing, especially considering both are in their primes. They each excel on both ends of the court and are now the best tandem in the NBA because of it.

While both are capable of scoring and creating shots for others, what they can do together defensively might be more terrifying. They both defend on the ball, cut off passing lanes, generate turnovers and stand strong and tall enough to protect the rim.

The Clippers also brought back Patrick Beverley, who is another bulldog against the point of attack. Combined with George and Leonard, he's going to make it difficult to gain penetration against this team.

Offensively, they have all the bases covered.

Montrezl Harrell is a handful inside who averaged 22.7 points per 36 minutes and shot 61.5 percent from the filed. Only Giannis Antetokounmpo and Andre Drummond made more shots at the rim (and Harrell had just two fewer makes than Drummond on 98 fewer attempts).

Sixth man Lou Williams has scored more points (11,375) off the bench than anyone in the history of the NBA. Ivica Zubac, Maurice Harkless and Rodney McGruder help round out the rotation but aren't likely to see important minutes.

The Clippers are impressively constructed with multiple players who can score, defend, rebound and pass. Basketball isn't just about collecting stars; it's about being able to execute and keep the other team from executing. The fewer holes you have on either end, the easier that becomes.

This roster just doesn't have any. In fact, the Clippers should be favorites to win the title after this offseason established them as the NBA's most improved team.

All stats courtesy of iSports API.

High Cost Performance? Four Free Agents Juventus Will Be Looking At Next Summer

Juventus are very much the expert bargain hunters of Europe’s elite. Not a summer goes by now when they don’t scoop up another talented player for nothing having acquired both Aaron Ramsey and Adrien Rabiot from Arsenal and PSG, respectively, already this year.

Their list of free acquisitions is enviable to say the least, with the likes of Paul Pogba, Dani Alves and Andrea Pirlo, to name three, all making the move to Turin over the last 10 years.

And they won’t stop now in their bid to keep their spot as Italy’s best, so we look at a handful of players whose contracts are expiring next summer they could attempt to lure to the Juventus Stadium…

Christian Eriksen – Tottenham

Christian Eriksen’s protracted contract negotiations with Tottenham are well documented, with the club desperate to keep the Dane. However, with 12 months left to run on his deal, Eriksen has shown no signs that he is willing to extend his stay in north London, even with the club-record capture of Tanguy NDombele from Lyon.

Reports this week suggest chairman Daniel Levy has contacted Real Madrid over a possible switch to Spain, though while head honcho Florentino Perez is looking to land Eriksen, head coach Zinedine Zidane has his eye on Paul Pogba, leaving any possible move to the Bernabeu at an impasse. Juventus have been tentatively linked with a move the 27-year-old, who scored eight and registered 12 assists in the Premier League last season, as per iSports API.

If Eriksen is unwilling to extend his stay with Spurs, then Levy is hoping to cash in on the club’s creator-in-chief and it’s seen the them linked with a number of possible high-profile successors, ranging from Donny van de Beek to Giovani Lo Celso. Having courted Eriksen in the past, Juventus may push for a move for the former Ajax man, but given their abundance of riches in the middle of the park, there is no mad rush to sign the Denmark star.

David de Gea – Manchester United

Gianluigi Buffon is set for a romantic return to Juventus as he hopes to become the record Serie A appearance holder following his release from PSG. It’s likely he’ll return as backup to Wojciech Szczesny, who has since established himself as number one for the Italian giants, but Buffon is as solid a number two as they come.

In all honesty, it may be that he is merely keeping the subs bench warm, with David de Gea a possible target as a long-term number one for Juventus. Szczesny is not a poor goalkeeper, but when a shotstopper of De Gea’s calibre comes on the market, it’s impossible to overlook the chance to make a move. The Spaniard endured a poor season for Manchester United, and reports on Wednesday suggest he has been offered an improved deal in order to convince him to stay at Old Trafford.

His departure would be a massive blow to United, but he’s just the player for Juventus to target and the promise of regular action for a European powerhouse, and the lure of regular winners’ medals, may convince him to swap England for Italy. Only Hugo Lloris (42) has kept more clean sheets than De Gea (39) since the start of the 2016/17 Premier League season, as per isports API, and his stock remains incredibly high despite a poor campaign. With United in a turbulent state both on and off the pitch, De Gea’s head could be turned and it may be that he is entering the final months of his time in Manchester.

Timo Werner – RB Leipzig

Interest in Timo Werner is understandably high, with Liverpool and Bayern Munich keeping tabs on the Germany international. RB Leipzig are looking to keep the striker, yet in stalling on a new deal with the Bundesliga side, the German outfit are aware they may have to sell this summer or lose him in a free next year.

Either way, his departure will be a blow. The 23-year-old has scored 50 league goals and provided an additional 19 assists since the start of the 2016/17 Bundesliga season and having initially struggled with the rigours of playing in Germany’s top tier with VfB Stuttgart, Werner is now one of the most feared frontmen in the Bundesliga.

Bayern would love nothing more than to keep him in Germany, while Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp is a keen admirer, but if he is available on a free next summer, then there will be no shortage of suitors. In Mario Mandzukic and Cristiano Ronaldo, Maurizio Sarri has two strikers at his disposal both the wrong age of 30 and investment is necessary for the club to ensure they continue to dominate Serie A.

The speedy forward would afford another dimension to Juventus’s attack and with Paulo Dybala linked with a move away, Sarri could do with adding another striker to help ease them into the club’s next phase. Considering his fine RB Leipzig form in the Bundesliga, Werner would be an impressive capture for Juventus, particularly if they can land the highly rated forward on a free.

Toby Alderweireld – Tottenham


Not the only Tottenham star to make the grade, but there is less of a chance of Toby Alderweireld moving to Juventus on a free next summer. That said, it the world of football transfers; never say never. Alderweireld has a well-publicised £25m release clause in his contract that can be triggered in the final two weeks of the transfer window and you can be sure a number of big hitters have that information stored.

Juventus will be one of those as they look to strengthen an ageing backline and Alderweireld, despite only turning 30 in March, would be a fine capture and a signal of intent for the Old Lady. Despite enduring his injury woes, the Belgian enjoyed a commendable campaign for a Tottenham side that made the Champions League final and secured a top four finish.

His exit would be a blow, but Pochettino is well-equipped to deal with his departure, with Davinson Sanchez and Juan Foyth waiting in the wings to step up. A switch to Roma has been mooted, with Nicolo Zaniolo heading the other way, but a move to Juventus and the chance to secure silverware as he nears the twilight years of his career would certainly appeal to the defender. That said, his aforementioned release clause complicates matters and a number of Premier League sides would be willing to match that £25m fee in order to strengthen their respective defences this summer.

(All data collected from isportsapi)

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