Confederation of African Football president Patrice Motsepe is set to launch a 24-club super league that he has promised will revolutionize soccer on the continent and become its richest competition. The scheduled launch later Wednesday will come as Motsepe's organization reported a loss of nearly $50 million last year. Motsepe repeated at the start of the Confederation of African Football’s general assembly in Arusha, Tanzania, that the new super league would offer prize money of $100 million. That's over five times more than Africa’s current Champions League. The competition is scheduled to begin in 2023 and has the backing of FIFA.
SEATTLE — I don't know what the most touching storyline was from Sue Bird's final regular-season home game Sunday.
EAST LANSING, Mich. — The numbers can be daunting. At times, inside Michigan State’s Duffy Daugherty Football Building, they were even taunting.
ATLANTA — Nick Saban once famously declared that good defense no longer beats good offense in college football. That’s why Saban hired a series of coordinators to modernize Alabama’s offense and recruited quarterbacks and skill players to make plays. Then Georgia’s great defense beat Alabama…
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — For years, I vowed to avoid reading about Pete Rose. To my everlasting regret, I broke that promise this weekend.
LOS ANGELES — Pay close attention during the tryout scene in the first episode of Amazon Prime's series "A League of Their Own."
Person with knowledge of proposal says FIFA looking at plan to open World Cup a day early with host Qatar facing Ecuador.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — “We’ll never get outta here alive.”
Atlético Madrid’s biggest addition to the squad this season may end up being a player who already belonged to the club. Álvaro Morata returned from on loan to Juventus and his impressive performances in the offseason have given Atlético hope that he may be the player needed by coach Diego Simeone to complete his attack. There had been doubts about whether Atlético would keep Morata or try to transfer him again on loan or even sell the player. Juventus and Manchester United reportedly were among the clubs that wanted him on its squad again but Simeone apparently liked what he saw from the 29-year-old striker.
Pinch-hitter Luis Torrens singled with one out in the 13th inning to score Eugenio Suárez, and the Seattle Mariners beat the New York Yankees 1-0 in a game dominated by the starting pitching of Gerrit Cole and Luis Castillo. The two aces were overpowering into the late innings before turning it over to bullpens that managed to keep the game scoreless deep into the night. Some bad baserunning by the Yankees helped, as did a lack of execution by the Mariners as both teams had chances early in the extra frames to finally score a run. Matt Brash pitched two innings of relief to get the win for Seattle.