What is RSS?
RSS (Really Simple Syndication) is an XML-based format for distributing and aggregating Web content (such as sports headlines).
Using RSS, Web content providers can easily create and disseminate feeds of data that include, for example, news links, headlines, and summaries. Other sites using RSS to deliver content to a wider audience include Christian Science Monitor and CNET News.com.
What kind of content does Yahoo! Sports syndicate via RSS?
If you provide this attribution in text, please use: "Yahoo! Sports." If you provide this attribution with a graphic, please use the Yahoo! Sports logo that we have included in the feed itself.
We reserve all rights in and to the Yahoo! Sports logo, and your right to use the Yahoo! Sports logo is limited to providing attribution in connection with these RSS feeds.
We are also including the provider of each individual news story in the feed alongside each headline. Please do not alter this for display. We want our news partners to be attributed for their work.
Yahoo! Sports also reserves the right to require you to cease distributing these feeds at any time for any reason.
How can I use RSS?
News Aggregators (also called news readers) will download and display RSS feeds for you. A number of free and commercial News Aggregators are available for download. Popular news readers include AmphetaDesk, NetNewsWire, and Radio Userland.
Many aggregators are separate, "stand-alone" programs such as those listed above; other services will let you add RSS feeds to a Web page. Yahoo! lets you add RSS feeds to your My Yahoo! page; to make this easier, you can click on the "Add to My Yahoo!" button above.
Another way many people use RSS feeds is by incorporating content into weblogs, or "blogs". Blogs are web pages comprised of usually short, frequently updated items and web links. Blogging as a publishing tool is used for many purposes: traditional journalism, personal journals, group discussions around a topic, and many combinations in-between.