AOL acquires fantasy football site

Fleaflicker will add free imaginary pigskin play to AOL's sports portal.

Time Warner's AOL has acquired Fleaflicker, a free fantasy football site.

Site founder and operator Ori Schwartz confirmed the acquisition Saturday but declined to describe terms of the deal. AOL's move was reported Friday by TechCrunch.

MediaPost Publications reported that AOL will add the site to its AOL Sports area.

Fantasy sports sites let members create imaginary team rosters out of real players; how those players perform in real-world games influences how fantasy teams fare.

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