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Visit Lake Charles, McNeese State to host NJCAA Women’s Basketball Championship

Visit Lake Charles and McNeese State University in Louisiana will host the NJCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Championships in 2026, 2027 and 2028 at the Legacy Center in Lake Charles. 2026 will mark the first year Visit Lake Charles and McNeese State have hosted an NJCAA championship. The Legacy Center, a $35.9 million, 142,000-square-foot venue, […]

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Brazil Women’s World Cup Trophy
Brazilian soccer coach Pia Sundhage, second from left, Brazilian Women's Soccer Confederation Coordinator Ana Lorena Marche, second from right, soccer player Formiga, far right, and former Brazilian player Aline Pellegrino present the FIFA Women's World Cup Trophy ahead of the the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand during an event at the Christ the Redeemer Statue in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Bruna Prado)

Brazil to Host 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup

Brazil will host the 2027 FIFA Women’s World Cup, bringing the event to South America for the first time after beating out a three-country European rival bid. Brazil won a vote of FIFA’s 211 member nations during its Congress in Bangkok on Friday. Brazil moved ahead of a joint Germany-Belgium-Netherlands bid recently after being given […]

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Austin FC fans cheer on their team during the second half of a match against the San Jose Earthquakes on September 18, 2021, in Austin, Texas. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

2025 Major League Soccer All-Star Game Heading to Austin

The 2025 Major League Soccer All-Star Game will be played at Q2 Stadium in Austin, Texas, the league announced on Wednesday at the home of Austin FC, which will host the game for the first time. Q2 Stadium opened in June 2021 with a U.S. women’s national team match and then Austin FC played at […]

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APTOPIX NWSL Championship Soccer
NJ/NY Gotham defender Ali Krieger (11) holds the trophy after NJ/NY Gotham defeated OL Reign 2-1 in the NWSL Championship game on November 11, 2023 in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

FIFA Women’s Club World Cup to Launch in January 2026

FIFA will launch a Women’s Club World Cup starting in January 2026 that will involve 16 club teams from around the world although the international federation on Wednesday did not specify how they would qualify or where they could play the inaugural event. FIFA has made launching a global club tournament a key part of […]

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The United States and Mexico compete at MetLife Stadium in an international friendly soccer match in 2019 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The stadium will be the host for the 2026 FIFA World Cup final, which was announced in February. (AP Photo/Steve Luciano)
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2026 FIFA World Cup: How New York/New Jersey Got the Final And What’s Next

Years of work boiled down to a Sunday afternoon in February. After months of delays, FIFA was finally releasing the match schedule for the 2026 World Cup in North America. The culmination of the TV show — “a tough watch” said more than one person interviewed for this story — was the reveal of where […]

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Hub City Spartanburgers

Hub City Spartanburgers Revealed in South Carolina

The Single-A baseball team that will be a Texas Rangers’ affiliate starting next season in Spartanburg, South Carolina, had its brand unveiling during a block party Saturday as the Hub City Spartanburgers were revealed to a large crowd. “The process had already started between some of the leadership at [team ownership group] Diamond Baseball Holdings […]

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Arkansas Lede

In Arkansas, there’s no such thing as an ordinary sports event.

With excellent fields and facilities, family-friendly activities, a variety of restaurants and comfortable, convenient lodging, Arkansas is the natural choice for your next tournament or sporting event. With two major airports and several interstate highways connecting to surrounding states, it’s easy to get here from anywhere. And when you consider our low cost of living […]

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Kansas City Current to Host 2024 Women’s Cup at CPKC Stadium

The Women’s Cup will expand in 2024 to a second event in the United States this summer when the Kansas City Current host three other international club sides at the new CPKC Stadium from August 14–17. The four-team tournament will feature the hometown Kansas City Current, 2023 African Champion Mamelodi Sundowns, 2023 Copa de la […]

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Jacksonville Sports Foundation

Jacksonville Sports Foundation Officially Launches

Visit Jacksonville has set up the Jacksonville Sports Foundation in the Florida destination to work on attracting more high-profile events to the city, starting with a move for the Atlantic Sun Conference’s headquarters to the city from Atlanta. The new Foundation will work to attract sporting events to Jacksonville, which hosted the Super Bowl in […]

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UPA World Championships, Major League Pickleball to Return to Dallas

The United Pickleball Association, a joint venture between Major League Pickleball and the PPA Tour, will hold its World Championships at the Brookhaven Country Club in Dallas in November. The week’s worth of events will include the World Championship in open amateur, state champions and pro divisions. Last year, Pickleball Boulevard welcomed more than 50,000 […]

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