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A barrier blocks the entrance to Chelsea football club's Stamford Bridge stadium in London. Unprecedented restrictions have been placed on Chelsea’s ability to operate by the British government after owner Roman Abramovich was among seven wealthy Russians who had their assets frozen by the government, leading to the eventual sale of the club on Tuesday night. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

Group Led by Dodgers Owner Buys Chelsea for $3.1 Billion

One of the biggest sales of a Premier League club ever has been completed by a group led by Los Angeles Dodgers part-owner Todd Boehly with the group paying $3.1 billion for two-time Champions League winners Chelsea, which had to be sold by the end of the month because of sanctions placed on its now-former […]

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FIFA to Announce 2026 World Cup Host Cities on June 16

FIFA has announced that its host for the 2026 World Cup in North America will be revealed on June 16 as part of a live show from New York City. Twenty-two candidate host cities are vying for the right to stage matches for the 48-team tournament across three countries: Atlanta, Boston, Cincinnati, Dallas, Denver, Edmonton, Guadalajara, […]

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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)
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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. NFL: No COVID, no worries for draft fans in Las Vegas Posted: Friday, […]

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2022 eMLS Season Featuring 27 Clubs, Return to Live Events

Major League Soccer and Electronic Arts have announced the competitive schedule and details for the 2022 season of eMLS, the official esports league of Major League Soccer with 27 professional players, each representing an MLS team, and a record-setting $75,000 season prize pool. If conditions allow, the 2022 season eMLS season will see a return […]

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Montreal Withdraws as 2026 World Cup Site; FIFA to Pick Venues in 2022

The city of Montreal has withdrawn from the venue selection process for the 2026 FIFA World Cup to be held in North America, potentially opening an extra spot for an American city to host. FIFA also announced that the final selections of cities will be delayed until 2022 at the earliest. Canada Soccer made the […]

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Mexico's national men's soccer team is well-represented by fans whenever it plays in the United States, including at Empower Field at Mile High Stadium during the 2021 Nations League championship match. Photo by Jason Gewirtz

For Denver, a Final Chance to Impress FIFA

The decision on which 10 U.S. destinations will host rounds of the 2026 FIFA World Cup is still to come this year. But the remaining finalist cities are jockeying in subtle and not-so-subtle ways as they seek to catch the eye of FIFA and prove their international soccer hosting bona fides. Denver is the latest […]

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The Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California, is packed to the brim on July 17, 1994, before the final match of the World Cup between Brazil and Italy. (AP Photo/Lois Bernstein)

FIFA, U.S. Soccer Ready for 2026 World Cup Selection Process

After a COVID-enforced pause in the evaluation process, FIFA and U.S. Soccer will restart the venue selection process for the FIFA 2026 World Cup with a virtual workshop on Tuesday with representatives from 17 cities. “Six years seems like a long time but it’s really not,” said Colin Smith, FIFA chief tournaments and events officer. […]

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Four Bids Announced for 2023 Women’s World Cup

Four bids have been received to host the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on the heels of unprecedented worldwide attention to the 2019 version held in France. The four bids include a joint proposal from Australia and New Zealand along with bids from Brazil, Colombia and Japan. None of those countries has hosted the Women’s […]

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