Mexico women’s team will play against Angel City in new Angelina Cup

When you think of club versus country, it usually comes down to a player balancing the responsibilities of two teams or an unrealistic matchup in a FIFA video game. This September in Los Angeles, however, we will have a true club vs. country match between Angel City FC and the Mexican women’s national team. On … Read more

Bay Area NWSL Expansion Group: ‘If we can change the game, we’ll change the world’

Former players are shaping the NWSL in a bigger way than ever before, from ownership ranks to broadcast and media roles to office positions. In the tenth year of the league, players have found their voices, their influence, their power, their seats at the table, and are shaping the future of the league. In the … Read more

Does buying Chelsea for £2.5bn make financial sense?

The final distinction bestowed by Roman Abramovich’s 19-year ownership might be the most notable of all: Chelsea Football Club is now the most expensive sports team in history. A group led by US billionaire Todd Boehly and Santa Monica-based private equity group Clearlake Capital have committed £4.25bn (£2.5bn for the club itself, plus £1.75bn for … Read more

Barcelona, ​​​​76ers, Braves, Seahawks, among the most innovative sports franchises

The word innovation is used a lot. All companies, in sports and elsewhere, call for innovation, innovation, the fight for it; but is that really true? A sports research firm is trying to quantify innovation among top sports leagues and teams, and some of the names on its second annual Top 25 list may come … Read more

The PGA drama did not prevent audience bogey; Preakness Ratings Stumble: Sports on TV

Sunday’s wild final round of the PGA Championship, in which leader Mito Pereira stumbled dramatically into double bogey on the 18th hole and Justin Thomas rallied from seven shots to win in a playoff with Will Zalatoris, averaged 5.27 million viewers on CBS. That’s down from the average of 6.5 million that saw Phil Mickelson … Read more

Kentucky Derby is a winner for NBC; ABC sets US F1 record; Warriors still a big draw: Sports on TV

The Kentucky Derby has regained some of its old television style now that it has returned to its traditional time slot of the first Saturday in May with a packed Churchill Downs. That an 80-1 long shot broke out in the final moments: a little-known jockey brilliantly driving an unannounced 11th hour replacement horse through … Read more