European Super League Will Include Real Madrid and Six Premier League Teams

LONDON — A dozen of the world’s richest and most storied soccer clubs on Sunday announced that they had formed a breakaway European club competition that would, if it comes to fruition, upend the structures, economics and relationships that have bound global soccer for nearly a century.

After months of secret talks, the breakaway teams — which include Real Madrid and Barcelona in Spain; Manchester United and Liverpool in England; and Juventus and A.C. Milan in Italy — confirmed their plans late Sunday. They said they planned to add at least three more founding members, hold midweek matches that would

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Alabama spring football game draws 47,218 fans

If Alabama fans are allowed to attend a game, they are going to go. If you didn’t know that already, Saturday made it clear.

Alabama held its spring game Saturday with 47,218 fans in attendance. That’s the most fans at a sporting event in the United States since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

It looked a little something like this:

Alabama is far from the first U.S. sports team to allow fans to attend games. Every MLB team has allowed fans in limited capacity in 2021. Most teams are allowing stadiums to be filled between 10 and 32%. 

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Weekend Sports in Brief – The San Diego Union-Tribune

MLB

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — The Twins’ games against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday and Sunday were postponed due to Minnesota’s COVID-19 problems.

Kyle Garlick, another unnamed Twins player and a team staff member tested positive in the two days before the postponements, manager Rocco Baldelli said.

Shortstop Andrelton Simmons already hadn’t made the trip to Anaheim after testing positive early in the week, and he hadn’t been around the team since Tuesday.

SOCCER

LONDON (AP) — A group of 12 elite clubs has split European soccer by announcing plans to walk away from the Champions League.

The 12

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Cubs’ Ryan Tepera, David Ross suspended for throwing at Brewers’ Brandon Woodruff

Chicago Cubs pitcher Ryan Tepera received a three-game suspension and an undisclosed fine on Thursday for intentionally throwing at Milwaukee Brewers pitcher Brandon Woodruff during a game on Tuesday, MLB announced.

Cubs manager David Ross has also received a one-game suspension and a fine for the pitch.

Tepera has elected to appeal the discipline rather than start serving the suspension on Friday, but it seems likely he’ll have trouble convincing whomever hears his appeal. Assuming that person watched a certain interview after Tuesday’s game.

Here’s the pitch that led to punishment for Tepera and Ross:

There’s some history behind that

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Transgender Sports Bills Largely Opposed By Republicans And Democrats : NPR

Sydney Duncan holds a sign during a rally at the Alabama State House to draw attention to legislation introduced in Alabama that’s aimed at restricting transgender people’s access to medical care.

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Sydney Duncan holds a sign during a rally at the Alabama State House to draw attention to legislation introduced in Alabama that’s aimed at restricting transgender people’s access to medical care.

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In at least 30 states nationwide, lawmakers have introduced bills aiming to keep transgender girls and women from participating on girls’ and women’s sports teams.

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Ranking college basketball’s top committed transfers: UNC lands Brady Manek; Myles Johnson to UCLA

A couple of historic college basketball powers picked up some help in the frontcourt for their 2021-22 rosters on Friday via the transfer portal. Former Rutgers big man Myles Johnson committed to UCLA, while former Oklahoma forward Brady Manek announced his commitment to North Carolina.

At 6-foot-11, Johnson emerged as one of the nation’s best shot blockers this past season for the Scarlet Knights while also pulling down 8.5 rebounds per game in just 24.7 minutes. The 6-foot-9 Manek is less of a rim protector and more of a stretch four. The Oklahoma native scored 1,459 points in his career

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