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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, left, and NFL Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith talk before Super Bowl 55 in Tampa, Florida. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

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Goodell Incentivizes Vaccinations With Forfeit Threat

The coronavirus outbreak has forced difficult decisions for the sports-event industry. As events come back online and as destinations, venues and event organizers determine capacity limits for fans along with health and safety protocols for their events, here is a look at where things stand. 2021 Olympics Updates: The Latest from the Tokyo Games Previous […]

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Austin to Host Second U.S. Men’s Soccer Home Game for 2022 World Cup Qualifying

For the U.S. Men’s National Team’s second home match of the 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifying campaign, U.S. Soccer has selected Austin as the host of USA against Jamaica. Kickoff on October 7 at Q2 Stadium for the first qualifier in the state of Texas will be broadcast live on the ESPN and Univision family […]

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Simone Biles celebrates her performance on the vault during the women's U.S. Olympic Gymnastics Trials on June 25, 2021, in St. Louis. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

At the 2021 Olympic Games, Women Rule

If you asked 100 people interested in this year’s Olympic Summer Games in Tokyo which athlete they want to see the most, it’s a safe bet the first name mentioned would be Simone Biles. Several may say Katie Ledecky. Others would say Allyson Felix, A’ja Wilson or Alex Morgan. As the 50th anniversary of Title […]

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Allegiant Stadium Named Home of Leagues Cup Final for 2021 and 2022

Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas will be the host for the 2021 and 2022 Leagues Cup, the annual tournament between teams from both Major League Soccer and Liga MX. “The passionate soccer market of Las Vegas is the perfect host for the Leagues Cup Final in 2021 and 2022,” said MLS Commissioner Don Garber. “We […]

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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. OLYMPICS: 2021 Olympics May Be Closed Off To Fans; VIPs Still Allowed to […]

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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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MLS to Launch New Professional League in 2022

Major League Soccer will launch a new professional league in 2022 that will focus on youth development and provide a more direct link between its teams’ youth academies and the first-team rosters, the league announced on Monday. The aim of the new reserve league is to complete the player pathway from MLS Next to the […]

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MLS Commissioner Don Garber, left, and Liga MX Executive President Mikel Arriola reveal a scarf for the 2021 MLS All-Star Game that will be played in August at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. Photo courtesy Major League Soccer

MLS, Liga MX All-Stars To Meet in 2021 All-Star Game

Major League Soccer and Mexico’s Liga MX, leagues that have grown increasingly close in the past few years, will continue that relationship by having the 2021 MLS All-Star Game be a matchup of all-star teams between the two leagues for the first time after plans for a 2020 matchup were canceled by the pandemic. The […]

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NWSL Expanding to San Diego in 2022

The National Women’s Soccer League will continue its expansion in 2022 with a new franchise launching in San Diego, the league announced on Tuesday. The club’s name, crest, head coach and venue partner will be announced at a later date. The owner is Ron Burkle, who planned to take an NWSL team to Sacramento as […]

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Empower Field at Mile High in Denver is hosting the CONCACAF Nations League tournament. Photo: 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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