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National Women’s Soccer League Appoints Marla Messing as Interim CEO

The National Women’s Soccer League board of governors has appointed Marla Messing, the 1999 FIFA Women’s World Cup president and chief executive officer, as its interim CEO to oversee the day-to-day operations. Messing will work in close coordination with the board of governors to execute on key initiatives that will promote actionable, sustainable change and […]

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Proposal to Expand NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Advances

The field for the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Tournament looks set to expand to 68 teams from 64 — just like the men — after a proposal was approved on Thursday afternoon by the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee and the Division I Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee. Since 2015, the format for the women’s […]

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NWSL Moving Championship Game to Louisville

The National Women’s Soccer League will move the 2021 championship game to Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky, home of the league’s newest expansion franchise Racing Louisville FC. The NWSL and NWSL Players Association made the announcement on Wednesday morning. The game was scheduled for Providence Park in Portland, Oregon, on an artificial turf surface […]

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USC running back Vavae Malepeai runs into the end zone for a touchdown against UCLA during the second half of a college football game on November 23, 2019, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

Sports and COVID-19: The Impact on the Sports-Event Industry

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. Nearly every major sporting event has been canceled, moved or postponed. Here is a look at where things stand. Click here for the latest on COVID-19’s Effect on the Sports-Event Industry. NHL: Only Four Players Unvaccinated as Season Opens Posted: Wednesday, October 13 The […]

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Athletes Unlimited Starting Women’s Basketball League

Athletes Unlimited today announced the launch of a new professional women’s basketball league, set to debut in January 2022. Basketball will be the fourth Athletes Unlimited league, joining a growing community that includes softball, volleyball and lacrosse, each led by world-class pro athletes. The league also announced its first three players: Washington Mystics standout Natasha […]

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Amanda Vandervort Named USL Super League President

Amanda Vandervort will be the first president of the USL Super League, the professional second division women’s soccer league slated to kick off in 2023. The United Soccer League made the formal announcement on Tuesday morning. A sports executive with more than 20 years of experience across all levels of women’s and men’s soccer, Vandervort […]

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LPGA Signs Chevron, Moves Major from California to Houston

The LPGA and IMG have announced Chevron as the new title sponsor of The Chevron Championship (formerly the ANA Inspiration) in a six-year partnership that will move one of the tour’s oldest events from Palm Springs, California, to Houston, starting in 2023. “Chevron is proud to become the title sponsor of this great championship, which […]

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In this May 27, 2015, file photo, workers at Lucas Oil Stadium install the court in Indianapolis as they prepare to host the men's NCAA Final Four. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)

NCAA May Hold Future Final Fours in Same City

The NCAA will explore a joint Final Four for men’s and women’s basketball, though the organization said it would not happen until at least 2027. Combining the tournaments was one of the recommendations stemming from an external review of gender equity issues released in August. The review was after social media showcased the disparities between […]

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2021 WTA Finals Moving to Guadalajara, Mexico

The WTA Tour will move its 2021 season-ending Finals event from China to Guadalajara, Mexico, starting the week of November 8 with the top eight singles players and doubles teams competing. The event will move back to Shenzhen, China, from 2022 through 2030. “I would like to extend my appreciation to the Guadalajara tournament organizers […]

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