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Arsenal is among four European soccer clubs who have partnered with Twitch. (Image: Getty)

Twitch Adds New Category for Traditional Sports Streams

During the coronavirus pandemic, many professional athletes gravitated to Twitch to show off their esports prowess. Now, they can use Twitch to showcase their on-the-field sports skills, too. Twitch announced that it will introduce a standalone sports category on Wednesday, giving players and teams a dedicated section on the popular […]

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Natalie Portman, Serena Williams Among NWSL LA Team Owners

The National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) awarded its Los Angeles expansion team rights to an owners group, replete with women actors, entrepreneurs and athletes. The star-studded group includes actor Natalie Portman, tennis pro Serena Williams, and 14 former USWNT players. Last month, The Athletic revealed that an LA expansion team was […]

Pep Guardiola (left) and Jurgen Klopp (right) offered up very different opinions on Man City’s successful appeal of its European ban. (Image: Alex Grimm/Diario AS)

Klopp, Mourinho Blast Man City Ban Appeal; Guardiola Hits Back at Critics

When Manchester City successfully appealed to overturn its two-year European ban, fans reacted with relief or disgust, depending on which club they supported. Now, the managers of two of City’s biggest Premier League rivals are criticizing the decision, prompting a heated defense from the club’s own coach. Tottenham manager Jose […]

Nashville SC withdrew from the MLS is Back Tournament due to a reported nine players testing positive for COVID-19. (Image: Getty)

Nashville SC Becomes Second Team to Drop Out of MLS is Back Tournament

Nashville SC withdrew from the MLS is Back Tournament on Thursday, reducing the event’s field to 24 teams. Nashville SC followed FC Dallas in leaving the tournament, with both clubs dropping out due to a high number of positive COVID-19 tests among players and staff members. Nashville Reports Nine Positive […]

David Beckham takes his sports investments online. (Image: Getty)

David Beckham Expands His Footing in Esports with Guild Investment

David Beckham, the former Manchester United star, recently acquired a sizable stake in Guild Esports. The mission of the new company is to develop esport talent, primarily through a player academy system and competition. Initially, Guild will focus on Rocket League, FiFA, and Fortnite. This is hardly Beckham’s first sports-related […]

Liverpool supporters celebrated Thursday night after the club clinched its first Premier League ever and its first English league crown in 30 years. (Image: Phil Noble/Reuters)

Liverpool Clinches First Premier League Title as Chelsea Finishes Off Man City

Liverpool officially ended a 30-year English title drought on Thursday, winning the Premier League championship without even having to take the field. The new champions clinched the EPL crown after Chelsea defeated Manchester City 2-1, ending any mathematical hope of a change at the top of the table. Liverpool Ends […]

Rumors that members of the Orlando Pride took unnecessary risks. (Image: Getty)

Orlando Pulls Out of NWSL Tournament After 10 Test Positive

The Orlando Pride announced the team will miss the upcoming NWSL tournament after six players and four staff tested positive for coronavirus. The Challenge Cup is still on schedule to start in Utah on June 27 with the remaining eight teams. The NWSL is the first US professional team sport […]

Florida is experiencing a spike in coronavirus cases that could threaten the return-to-play plans of several sports leagues. (Image: John Raoux/AP)

Florida Coronavirus Spike Threatens Potential Returns for MLB, NBA

The growing number of COVID-19 cases in Florida is impacting the return-to-play plans of several major sports that have pinned their hopes on coming back either in part, or entirely, on the Sunshine State. All Major League Baseball teams temporarily closed their spring training facilities after multiple clubs reported positive […]

Denver Broncos linebacker Bradley Chubb is out for the season with a torn ACL. (Image: Getty)

Denver Broncos Signs First-of-its-Kind Deal with FanDuel

In a league that once disdained gambling, the Denver Broncos announced a historic partnership with FanDuel sportsbook on Monday that makes the company the official sports betting partner of the team. Denver Broncos First to Ink Sportsbook Sponsorship For years, the NFL toed the line on gambling, realizing that betting […]

The UEFA Champions League will likely wrap up with an eight-team knockout tournament in Lisbon during August. (Image: Stephanie Meek/CameraSport/Getty)

Champions League Moving to Lisbon For Two-Week Knockout Finale

The final eight Champions League contenders will conclude the competition this August in a fast-paced, single-elimination knockout tournament in Lisbon, Portugal. UEFA plans to hold the Champions League final on Aug. 23, which will come at the end of a 12-day soccer blitz that includes all of the quarterfinal and […]

The United States is through to the quarterfinals of the Women’s World Cup after a 2-1 victory over Spain. (Image: Alessandra Tarantino/AP)

Rapinoe Opts Out of NWSL Tourney, Durant Buys MLS Team Stake

Megan Rapinoe has decided to opt out of the National Women’s Soccer League’s (NWSL) upcoming tournament. Meanwhile, NBA’s Kevin Durant acquired a 2% stake in Philadelphia’s Major League Soccer Team (MLS) team. Apparently, even without scheduled seasons, US soccer can still make news. Megan Rapinoe’s coach Farid Benstiti was dismayed […]

Roger Federer's lucrative endorsement deals pushed him ito the top of Forbes' list of highest-paid athletes. (Image: Getty)

Roger Federer Forbes Highest-Paid Athlete at $106 Million

Tennis pro Roger Federer takes the top spot in the latest Forbes ranking of sports’ highest earners. Federer, who was fifth on last year’s list, overtook some of soccer’s biggest stars who sustained salary cuts amid the global pandemic. This spring, sporting events and major league seasons abruptly came to […]

The Premier League announced that it will restart its season behind closed doors on June 17. (Image: Alamy Live News)

Premier League Set to Restart Season with Two Matches on June 17

The Premier League announced Thursday that it will resume its season in less than three weeks, with two matches on June 17 signaling a return to action for England’s top soccer competition. EPL clubs agreed to the “Project Restart” date during a shareholders’ meeting on Thursday. Premier League Plans for […]

The South Korean football team FC Seoul had sex dolls dressed in team colors as fans for their match against Gwangju FC (Image: Ryu Young-suk/AP)

From Sex Dolls to Bubble Facilities: Deconstructing Home Advantage

Professional sports leagues are starting up without fans in the stands, minimizing the risk of contagion. Home advantage, however, may prove elusive in this new fanless era. But as leagues try everything from piped in crowd noise to artificial fans, we may develop a better understanding about what gives home […]

Nineteen-year-old Donovan TK, aka TekKz, is the top-ranked FIFA player in the world. (Image: FIFA.com)

Esports Money: Which FIFA Players Earn the Most?

Online gaming is huge right now. With the shutdown of almost all professional sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many – including plenty of professional sports stars – are turning to the virtual world to satisfy their appetite for sporting excitement. No game is more popular than FIFA at the […]

The Banc of California Stadium in downtown LA was scheduled to host the 2020 MLS All-Star Game against LIGA MX stars. (Image: LAFC)

MLS Cancels 2020 All-Star Game Set for Los Angeles

Major League Soccer announced the 2020 All-Star Game, set for July 29 in Los Angeles, will be canceled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The MLS also canceled the Leagues Cup and the Campeones Cup. All three events included joint participation between the MLS and Mexico’s equivalent, LIGA MX. The All-Star […]

Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 will meet for another round of their traditional rivalry as the Bundesliga returns to action on Saturday. (Image: Alexander Scheuber/Bundesliga/Getty)

The Bundesliga Returns: Betting Odds, Preview for Saturday’s Matches

The Bundesliga will become the first elite soccer league to return to action during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, as the German league plays nine matches over three days beginning on Saturday. The action starts with six matches on Saturday, with all 18 teams in Germany’s top tier competing over the […]

Chris Paul (left) and LeBron James (right) meet during a Nov. 2019 NBA game at the Staples Center. (Image: Jayne Kamin-Oncea/USA Today)

Decision to Restart NBA Season Could Come Within 4 Weeks

NBA owners and players appear to be gaining confidence in the league’s ability to restart the 2019-20 season, though there have been no proposals on how exactly the year might conclude. ESPN reported that league officials who were part of a board of governors call with NBA commissioner Adam Silver […]