mgargano/rotoworld

Composer package that parses Rotoworld's DOM for news stories

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0.3.2 2015-09-09 17:19 UTC

README

Easily grab information from Rotoworld's news site. An example usage of this package would be to populate a database that powers a service for news.

Usage

Using composer

This package is set up to be required via Composer, for example:

{
    "require": {
        "mgargano/rotoworld": "~0.2.2"
    }
}

Note The times for news articles default to America/New_York

PHP example

<?php

require 'vendor/autoload.php';
$news = new Rotoworld\Rotoworld;
echo '<PRE>';
var_dump( $news->get() ); //defaults to MLB
echo '</PRE>';

This can return:

array(8) {
  [0]=>
  object(Rotoworld\RotoworldNews)#5350 (8) {
    ["player":protected]=>
    object(Rotoworld\RotoworldPlayer)#5349 (5) {
      ["name":protected]=>
      string(14) "Nick Greenwood"
      ["slug":protected]=>
      string(14) "nick-greenwood"
      ["id":protected]=>
      string(4) "6431"
      ["position":protected]=>
      string(1) "R"
      ["team":protected]=>
      string(9) "Cardinals"
    }
    ["report":protected]=>
    string(55) "Cardinals designated LHP Nick Greenwood for assignment."
    ["impact":protected]=>
    string(116) "Greenwood holds a 5.25 ERA over 20 appearances the last two season with the Cardinals. He's likely to clear waivers."
    ["sourceURL":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["sourceName":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["date":protected]=>
    int(1441815660)
    ["relatedPlayers":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["sport":protected]=>
    string(3) "mlb"
  }
  [1]=>
  object(Rotoworld\RotoworldNews)#5352 (8) {
    ["player":protected]=>
    object(Rotoworld\RotoworldPlayer)#5351 (5) {
      ["name":protected]=>
      string(10) "Matt Adams"
      ["slug":protected]=>
      string(10) "matt-adams"
      ["id":protected]=>
      string(4) "6591"
      ["position":protected]=>
      string(2) "1B"
      ["team":protected]=>
      string(9) "Cardinals"
    }
    ["report":protected]=>
    string(64) "Cardinals activated 1B Matt Adams from the 60-day disabled list."
    ["impact":protected]=>
    string(256) "When Adams might be ready to play the field remains to be seen, but he should be able to serve at least as a pinch-hitter for the Cards immediately. The big first baseman has been out since late May after undergoing surgery to repair a Grade 3 quad strain."
    ["sourceURL":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["sourceName":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["date":protected]=>
    int(1441815540)
    ["relatedPlayers":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["sport":protected]=>
    string(3) "mlb"
  }
  [2]=>
  object(Rotoworld\RotoworldNews)#5356 (8) {
    ["player":protected]=>
    object(Rotoworld\RotoworldPlayer)#5354 (5) {
      ["name":protected]=>
      string(11) "Kolten Wong"
      ["slug":protected]=>
      string(11) "kolten-wong"
      ["id":protected]=>
      string(4) "6738"
      ["position":protected]=>
      string(2) "2B"
      ["team":protected]=>
      string(9) "Cardinals"
    }
    ["report":protected]=>
    string(67) "Kolten Wong (calf) remained out of the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday."
    ["impact":protected]=>
    string(198) "He hasn't started the last three games due to tightness in his left calf, although he was able to pinch-hit Monday. Matt Carpenter is at second base and Mark Reynolds is at third again on Wednesday."
    ["sourceURL":protected]=>
    string(41) "http://www.rotoworld.com/mlb/dailyLineups"
    ["sourceName":protected]=>
    string(23) "Rotoworld Daily Lineups"
    ["date":protected]=>
    int(1441809660)
    ["relatedPlayers":protected]=>
    array(1) {
      [0]=>
      object(Rotoworld\RotoworldPlayer)#5355 (5) {
        ["name":protected]=>
        string(13) "Mark Reynolds"
        ["slug":protected]=>
        string(13) "mark-reynolds"
        ["id":protected]=>
        string(4) "4649"
        ["position":protected]=>
        NULL
        ["team":protected]=>
        NULL
      }
    }
    ["sport":protected]=>
    string(3) "mlb"
  }
  [3]=>
  object(Rotoworld\RotoworldNews)#5357 (8) {
    ["player":protected]=>
    object(Rotoworld\RotoworldPlayer)#5348 (5) {
      ["name":protected]=>
      string(14) "Randal Grichuk"
      ["slug":protected]=>
      string(14) "randal-grichuk"
      ["id":protected]=>
      string(4) "5986"
      ["position":protected]=>
      string(2) "OF"
      ["team":protected]=>
      string(9) "Cardinals"
    }
    ["report":protected]=>
    string(66) "Randal Grichuk (elbow) is back in the Cardinals' lineup Wednesday."
    ["impact":protected]=>
    string(268) "The feeling had been that it would be a while before he could play the field again, but obviously that's not the case. Grichuk hit a pinch-hit homer on Tuesday and his elbow evidently feels well enough that he can handle center field. He's hitting fifth for the Cards."
    ["sourceURL":protected]=>
    string(41) "http://www.rotoworld.com/mlb/dailyLineups"
    ["sourceName":protected]=>
    string(23) "Rotoworld Daily Lineups"
    ["date":protected]=>
    int(1441809540)
    ["relatedPlayers":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["sport":protected]=>
    string(3) "mlb"
  }
  [4]=>
  object(Rotoworld\RotoworldNews)#5359 (8) {
    ["player":protected]=>
    object(Rotoworld\RotoworldPlayer)#5358 (5) {
      ["name":protected]=>
      string(18) "Franklin Gutierrez"
      ["slug":protected]=>
      string(18) "franklin-gutierrez"
      ["id":protected]=>
      string(4) "1229"
      ["position":protected]=>
      string(2) "OF"
      ["team":protected]=>
      string(8) "Mariners"
    }
    ["report":protected]=>
    string(108) "Franklin Gutierrez's groin injury stems from his chronic joint issue that he's battled the last few seasons."
    ["impact":protected]=>
    string(312) "The ailment had previously been described as a strained right groin muscle, but it's actually related to his ankylosing spondylitis condition. He hasn't played since last Friday and remains day-to-day. Gutierrez has been a nice surprise this season with a .313/.364/.641 batting line and 11 homers over 45 games."
    ["sourceURL":protected]=>
    string(78) "http://www.thenewstribune.com/sports/mlb/seattle-mariners/article34419492.html"
    ["sourceName":protected]=>
    string(19) "Tacoma News Tribune"
    ["date":protected]=>
    int(1441808400)
    ["relatedPlayers":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["sport":protected]=>
    string(3) "mlb"
  }
  [5]=>
  object(Rotoworld\RotoworldNews)#5363 (8) {
    ["player":protected]=>
    object(Rotoworld\RotoworldPlayer)#5361 (5) {
      ["name":protected]=>
      string(11) "Kris Bryant"
      ["slug":protected]=>
      string(11) "kris-bryant"
      ["id":protected]=>
      string(4) "7248"
      ["position":protected]=>
      string(2) "3B"
      ["team":protected]=>
      string(4) "Cubs"
    }
    ["report":protected]=>
    string(49) "Kris Bryant is not in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday."
    ["impact":protected]=>
    string(83) "It's a routine day off. The Cubs have Javier Baez at third base while Bryant rests."
    ["sourceURL":protected]=>
    string(41) "http://www.rotoworld.com/mlb/dailyLineups"
    ["sourceName":protected]=>
    string(23) "Rotoworld Daily Lineups"
    ["date":protected]=>
    int(1441808160)
    ["relatedPlayers":protected]=>
    array(1) {
      [0]=>
      object(Rotoworld\RotoworldPlayer)#5362 (5) {
        ["name":protected]=>
        string(11) "Javier Baez"
        ["slug":protected]=>
        string(11) "javier-baez"
        ["id":protected]=>
        string(4) "6741"
        ["position":protected]=>
        NULL
        ["team":protected]=>
        NULL
      }
    }
    ["sport":protected]=>
    string(3) "mlb"
  }
  [6]=>
  object(Rotoworld\RotoworldNews)#5364 (8) {
    ["player":protected]=>
    object(Rotoworld\RotoworldPlayer)#5353 (5) {
      ["name":protected]=>
      string(14) "Kyle Schwarber"
      ["slug":protected]=>
      string(14) "kyle-schwarber"
      ["id":protected]=>
      string(4) "7848"
      ["position":protected]=>
      string(2) "OF"
      ["team":protected]=>
      string(4) "Cubs"
    }
    ["report":protected]=>
    string(60) "Kyle Schwarber (ribs) is back in the Cubs' lineup Wednesday."
    ["impact":protected]=>
    string(197) "It's his first start since he suffered a strain in his right rib cage last week, although Schwarber was able to pinch-hit on Tuesday. The rookie is in left field and batting second for the Cubbies."
    ["sourceURL":protected]=>
    string(41) "http://www.rotoworld.com/mlb/dailyLineups"
    ["sourceName":protected]=>
    string(23) "Rotoworld Daily Lineups"
    ["date":protected]=>
    int(1441808100)
    ["relatedPlayers":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["sport":protected]=>
    string(3) "mlb"
  }
  [7]=>
  object(Rotoworld\RotoworldNews)#5366 (8) {
    ["player":protected]=>
    object(Rotoworld\RotoworldPlayer)#5365 (5) {
      ["name":protected]=>
      string(11) "CC Sabathia"
      ["slug":protected]=>
      string(11) "cc-sabathia"
      ["id":protected]=>
      string(4) "3149"
      ["position":protected]=>
      string(1) "S"
      ["team":protected]=>
      string(7) "Yankees"
    }
    ["report":protected]=>
    string(64) "Yankees activated LHP CC Sabathia from the 15-day disabled list."
    ["impact":protected]=>
    string(271) "Sabathia is slated to start Wednesday's game versus the Orioles. The big left-hander has missed the last couple weeks with an arthritic right knee and will likely have to pitch through some pain for the remainder of the season. He holds a 5.27 ERA over 24 starts in 2015."
    ["sourceURL":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["sourceName":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["date":protected]=>
    int(1441807860)
    ["relatedPlayers":protected]=>
    NULL
    ["sport":protected]=>
    string(3) "mlb"
  }
}

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