Tweet Tweet: Keep Up With Happenings in World of Sports

Allie Rooney '16 Sports Editor 

The sports world has greatly benefited from the rise of Twitter. It allows for people to follow games and matches and receive almost instantaneous news about sporting events, instead of waiting for articles to be posted several hours later.

In addition, fans can follow their favorite athletes on Twitter, but will grow tired waiting around for a follow back, seeing as how the top athletes have millions of followers. Of the top 10 athletes with the most followers on Twitter, seven of them are professional soccer players. Christiano Ronaldo takes the cake with almost 32 million followers. Italian midfielder Kaká is next with 22 million followers. Next comes American basketball star LeBron James with about 17 million followers. Neymar Júnior, Ronaldinho Gaúcho, Wayne Rooney, Andrés Iniesta, and Gerard Piqué, all of whom are international soccer players, come next on the list, respectively, with between 10 and 11 million followers. The list is finished off by American basketball players Shaquille O'Neil and Kevin Durant with about 9 million followers a piece.

 

Forbes compiled a list of the “Top 100 Sports Business Twitter Accounts of 2014.” The list ranges from broadcast television and digital media accounts, to public relation accounts for different major league clubs across the country.

 

Here are some of accounts from the list, check them out and give them a follow.

 

@Ken_Rosenthal – Ken Rosenthal, MLB on FOX reporter, FOXSports.com senior baseball writer and MLB network insider.

@mlbammlbam, Official Twitter of MLB Advanced Media, LP.

@PR_NHLNHL Public Relations, Official account of the National Hockey League Communications Department.

@SportsLawGuy- Gabe Feldman, Director of Tulane Sports Law Program; Professor, Tulane Law School; consultant;sports lawyer; analyst; mediator/arbitrator; Assoc. Provost for NCAA Compliance.

@SportBusinessSportBusiness, Leading provider of information to the global sports industry: magazines, conferences, reports, training and consultancy.

@KristenESPNKristen Hudak, @ESPNPR gal for @MLB, @NBA, @LittleLeague World Series, FIBA & @TeamESPN.

@ESPNPRESPN PR, ESPN press releases, news and info.

@mlbtraderumorsMLB Trade Rumors, Official Twitter account for MLBTradeRumors.com.

@MLB_PLAYERSMLBPA, The Major League Baseball Players Association.

@TheNBPANBPA, The union for NBA players.

@MLB_PLAYERSMLBPA, The Major League Baseball Players Association.

@NFLPANFLPA, The official Twitter page of the NFL Players Association provides the latest news involving the #NFLPA and NFL players.

@MLB_PRMLB Public Relations, Behind the scenes updates, news, and notes directly from the Major League Baseball PR Department.

@TurnerSportsPRTurnerSportsPR, Follow Turner Sports PR for news on NBA on TNT, NBA Digital, NCAA, NCAA Digital, MLB on TBS, prof. golf, PGA.com & Bleacher Report.

@NBCSportsPRNBC Sports PR, Publicity group for NBC Sports, NBC Olympics, NBCSN, Golf Channel, 11 NBC Sports Regionals, NBC Sports Radio & all NBC Sports digital properties.

@BrianCostaWSJBrian Costa, Sports writer at The Wall Street Journal.

@MITSloanMIT Sloan, The official Twitter account of MIT Sloan School of Management.

@WSJSportsWSJ Sports, The Wall Street Journal’s tireless sports nerds provide news, more news, heaps of data and facts that have actually been checked.