Take Your Talents to Vegas for Yahoo Sports National Draft Day

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By Clifton Ma, Head of Fantasy Sports

It’s baaaaaaack!  On Saturday, August 23 Yahoo Sports and Fantasy Football fans around the country will be celebrating National Draft Day.  This season, we’re taking things to the next level.  Vegas baby!  

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Yahoo Sports will be hosting a National Draft Day party from Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Las Vegas, where everyone (subject to availability) will be treated like a VIP.  Wrangle your friends and come down to The Joint on August 23 to host your Fantasy Football draft.  In our fantasy package, we’ll be offering discounted room rates, access to Hard Rock Hotel’s exclusive clubs, a Fantasy workshop with our experts, and other fun swag including:

  • Discounted room accommodations

  • Draft Prep 101 session with Brad Evans, Yahoo Sports Columnist and host of Fantasy Football Live on Friday, August 22

  • Entry into $10,000 Blackjack Tournament on Friday, August 22 (limited to first 100 participants)

  • Access for two into the Ultimate Fantasy Football Draft Party inside Hard Rock Hotel’s legendary concert venue, The Joint, on Saturday, August 23 at 11 a.m.

  • VIP passes for REHAB, the original dayclub pool party

  • VIP passes for Body English Nightclub

  • Fantasy Football Draft Kit from Yahoo Sports

  • More details available here

We’ll also host a special edition of Fantasy Football Live with Brad Evans, Shaun King and others. They’ll also be available for in-person coaching — who are this years sleepers? When should you take this year’s top rookies?  Which kind of draft is better, snake or auction?  In the words of Brad Evans, “Bull-rush me!”  

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If you can’t make it out to Vegas, no worries.  National Draft Day is NATIONAL.  For all those that host their Fantasy Football drafts on Yahoo Sports on August 23, you’ll be entered into a sweepstakes for a chance to win your own trip to Las Vegas

Don’t forget, smack talk early and often and we’ll see you in Vegas.  

It’s Time to Kick-off Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football with a New Mobile App

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By Eugene Stipp, Senior Director Engineering, Fantasy Football

Now that Germany’s triumphant victory is in the books, it’s time to to announce the opening of the 2014-15 season of Yahoo Sports Fantasy Football and sign-up. This year, we’ve refreshed our desktop experience — and added a brand-new mobile app for iOS and Android users around the world.  

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We also heard you loud and clear last season: you want more leagues! So we’ve added two more leagues for 2014-2015: the Bundesliga and Campionato Italiano.  We now offer Fantasy Football for English Premier League, La Liga, Ligue 1 (presented by the French Professional Football League), Bundesliga and Campionato Italiano.  

With the world’s favorite players on the big stage, now’s the time to sign-up.

And stay tuned: we’ll have a bunch more to announce as we get closer to the start of the season.