The organization, announced on Juneteenth, will also work on fighting racism in the world of soccer and positively impacting black communities. Read the whole story
The playing of the national anthem before Turkish pro games was introduced nearly 30 years ago. Efforts to abolish the ritual have failed. Read the whole story
"It is impossible to talk about positives but the only positive is the players made their debuts in the league, and our dream of having an entire team of academy players was realized."
-- Rostov under-20 coach Zaur Tedeyev after Rostov's Russian Premier League club suffered a 10-1 loss to relegation-threatened Sochi. It was forced to field youth players in Friday's first game back because its entire first team was in quarantine. Six players tested positive for the coronavirus on Wednesday. Denis Popov, Rostov's 17-year-old goalkeeper, made 15 saves in the match, including a penalty stop. (Reuters)
The league and players will also resume negotiations on a first collective bargaining agreement in the coming weeks. Read the whole story
Akron (M/W). Men: cross country, golf; Women: tennis.
Appalachian State (W). Men: soccer, tennis, indoor track & field.
Arkansas-Pine Bluff (W). Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
*Boise State (W). Men: baseball; Women: swimming.
Brown (M/W): Men: fencing, golf, squash; Women: Equestrian, fencing, golf, skiing, squash.
Central Michigan (W). Men: indoor and outdoor track & field.
Chicago State (M/W). Men: baseball. (Added: men's soccer.)
Cincinnati (W). Men: soccer.
UConn (M/W). Men: cross country, swimming, tennis (2021-22); Women: rowing (2021-22).
East Carolina (W): Men: swimming, tennis; Women: swimming, tennis.
FIU (M/W). Men: indoor track & field.
Furman (M/W). Men: baseball, lacrosse.
Hampton (W). Men: golf. Women: golf.
Northern Colorado (W). Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
Old Dominion (M/W). Men: wrestling.
Southern Utah (W). Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
Winthrop (M/W. Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
Wisconsin-Green Bay (M/W). Men: tennis; Women: tennis.
Wright State (M/W). Men: tennis; Women: softball, tennis.
*Baseball was playing in 2020 for the first time since 1980.
Note: M=sponsors men's soccer; W=sponsors women's soccer.
The USA's first World Cup appearance since 1950 (when it beat England 1-0) ended with losses to Italy and Austria. Read the whole story
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