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Spain's Rafael Nadal wipes his face in the first round match of the French Open at Roland Garros in Paris, France on September 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

The Latest on Sports and COVID-19:
Fans Slowly Starting to Be Welcome Back at Games

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. How many fans will be at college football games this season? Click here for in-depth case studies on how organizations are returning to play. Click […]

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Mohegan Sun Arena to Host Big East Women’s Basketball Tournament

The Big East Conference will move its women’s basketball tournament to one of the hotbeds of the sport, going to Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, for a three-year contract starting in 2021. The move to Connecticut follows the readmission of the University of Connecticut and its powerhouse women’s program to the Big East. UConn […]

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WNBA, Twitter Renew Streaming Partnership for Regular Season

Twitter will stream 10 live regular-season WNBA games during the 2020 season as part of an extension of its partnership with the league, marking the fourth consecutive year that WNBA games will be available on the platform. The WNBA will stream a unique broadcast on Twitter hosted by alternative commentators that will include integration of […]

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NWSL Expands Into Los Angeles With Angel City FC

The National Women’s Soccer League is going Hollywood. The league announced that a majority woman-founded group will start an expansion team in Los Angeles in 2022 with some of the biggest names in show business alongside several women’s soccer superstars. The reveal was teased on social media for the past 24 hours and unveiled as […]

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NWSL Expansion Franchise Reveals Racing Louisville FC Branding

The newest club in the National Women’s Soccer League will be known as Racing Louisville FC ahead of the team’s debut next season. Racing Louisville FC will start play in the spring of 2021 at the new Lynn Family Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky — also home for the city’s USL team — while training daily […]

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Kristoffer Ventura putts during the final round during the 2019 Utah Championship, a Korn Ferry Tour event. Ventura won the championship in a playoff. Photo by the Utah Championship.

Case Study: How to Keep Events Scheduled During COVID-19

Four major events that will be broadcast nationally can be a good summer’s calendar for any sports commission. Being able to host those events in the summer as a worldwide pandemic rages on is another level altogether. The Utah Sports Commission is in the midst of a stretch where the Monster Energy Supercross tour is […]

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NAIA Extends Sioux City, Iowa, Volleyball Agreement

The NAIA announced that it will be extending its agreement with Sioux City, Iowa, and the Tyson Events Center to remain the host of the NAIA national championship in women’s volleyball through the 2024 season. Sioux City has hosted the volleyball tournament since 2008. It has hosted the NAIA Division II women’s basketball championship in […]

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NFL, NAIA Team Up for Women’s Flag Football League

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics will start women’s flag football as an official sport by 2021 thanks to a two-year partnership between the NAIA, the National Football League and Reigning Champs Experiences. The agreement will give the NAIA the ability to develop league infrastructure and operations for the first women’s flag football competition governed by […]

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Florida, New Jersey, Texas to Host SheBelieves Cup

U.S. Soccer‘s fifth annual SheBelieves Cup will be highlighted by an expanded tournament format that includes four of the top 13 women’s teams in the world and returns to two previous sites, plus the debut of a new city that will host the tournament’s culmination. The 2020 tournament will take place March 5–11 as England, […]

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