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Bundesliga tests live in-game stats app for fans

Wolsburg Hoffenheim 5G
Injured forward Daniel Ginczek watches live in-game stats at Wolfsburg-Hoffenheim.

WOLFSBURG, Germany -- The Bundesliga became the first professional league to showcase new 5G technology which allows fans to track individual player statistics during Wolfsburg's clash with Hoffenheim on Monday.

The new technology will allow supporters in stadiums across Germany the ability to see live data including passing stats, pace, distance covered and shots taken, and also see past information.

"We want to enhance the stadium experience for fans through new ways of enjoying information,"...

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Newcastle sign Joelinton for club record £40m

Newcastle United have signed Brazilian forward Joelinton from Bundesliga side Hoffenheim on a six-year deal for a club record fee, the Premier League team announced on Tuesday.

No financial details were disclosed but British media put the fee in the region of £40 million ($49.76 million).

The 22-year-old Joelinton is the club's first signing of the transfer window and the first under new manager Steve Bruce, who replaced the departed Rafa Benitez this month.

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