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Reuters Sports News Summary

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

NHL roundup: Oilers shut out Devils Alex Chiasson collected a goal and an assist while Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Joel Persson both registered two assists as the host Edmonton Oilers handily beat the New Jersey Devils 4-0 on Friday. The two assists were the first points of Persson's nine-game NHL career. Golf: Schwab takes three-stroke lead into final round at Turkish Open Austria's Matthias Schwab maintained his consistency and carded a six-under par 66 to extend his overnight lead to three strokes after the third round at the Turkish Airlines Open in Antalya on Saturday.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Saturday, November 9th, 2019

An announcement is expected in the next couple of months with Las Vegas and Phoenix competing with Charlotte, Garber said in comments ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup between the host Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. Tennis: Young pretenders arrive in force in London The greatest trio ever bestowed on men's tennis steadfastly refuse to step aside but this year's ATP Finals boasts a fresh new look that offers a glimpse of the rivalries that should sustain the sport when they go.

Reuters Sports News Summary

Friday, November 8th, 2019

An announcement is expected in the next couple of months with Las Vegas and Phoenix competing with Charlotte, Garber said in comments ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup between the host Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. Tennis: Young pretenders arrive in force in London The greatest trio ever bestowed on men's tennis steadfastly refuse to step aside but this year's ATP Finals boasts a fresh new look that offers a glimpse of the rivalries that should sustain the sport when they go.

MLS commissioner: Charlotte in ‘front of the line’ for next expansion team

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Major League Soccer is preparing to expand yet again in “the next number of months,” and commissioner Don Garber already has his eyes on a new city. Garber, speaking in Seattle ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup Final, said that Charlotte, North Carolina, has surged ahead among candidates to host the league's 30th team. “It's fair to say that Charlotte has done a lot of work to move their bid really to the front of the line,” Garber said, via ESPN. “It starts with David Tepper, the owner of the Panthers.

Soccer: Charlotte leads bidding to be 30th MLS team, commissioner says

Friday, November 8th, 2019

Charlotte, North Carolina, has moved to the front of the line to become the 30th Major League Soccer (MLS) team, Commissioner Don Garber said on Friday. An announcement is expected in the next couple of months with Las Vegas and Phoenix competing with Charlotte, Garber said in comments ahead of Sunday's MLS Cup between the host Seattle Sounders and Toronto FC. "It is fair to say Charlotte has done a lot of work to move their bid to the front of the line," Garber said.

MLS’s Chicago Fire heading back to Soldier Field after sale

Friday, September 13th, 2019

Major League Soccer's Chicago Fire have been sold, with Joe Mansueto, the billionaire founder of investment research firm Morningstar, taking control of the club on Friday. The Fire announced that longtime chairman and owner Andrew Hauptmann has sold his controlling interest to Mansueto -- who had purchased a 49 percent stake in the club in 2018. The club also announced that it will play its 2020 season at Soldier Field, fabled home of the NFL's Chicago Bears.

Promoter suing U.S. Soccer for refusal to sanction league matches in U.S.

Monday, September 9th, 2019

NEW YORK (AP) A promoter filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over the governing body's refusal to sanction international league matches in the United States, a case similar in some aspects to an action launched last spring in New York state court. The new suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by Relevent Sports, a company owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Relevent is now represented by Jeffrey Kessler, the lawyer retained by members of the U.S. women's national team in their wage and gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF.

Promoter files 2nd lawsuit vs US Soccer over sanctioning

Monday, September 9th, 2019

A promoter filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over the governing body's refusal to sanction international league matches in the United States, a case similar in some aspects to an action launched last spring in New York state court. The new suit was filed Monday in U.S. District Court in Manhattan by Relevent Sports, a company owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. Relevent is now represented by Jeffrey Kessler, the lawyer retained by members of the U.S. women's national team in their wage and gender discrimination lawsuit against the USSF.

Lloyd scores 2, US women beat Portugal again on victory tour

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019

Carli Lloyd scored twice and the U.S. national team extended its winning streak to 16 games with a 3-0 exhibition victory over Portugal on Tuesday night. It was Jill Ellis' 105th victory as the U.S. coach, tying her with Tony DiCicco's record from 1994-1999. Ellis, now 105-7-18, plans to step down in October following the team's final two victory tour matches.

2019’s 25 Hottest Sports Power Couples

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Alex Morgan has won back-to-back World Cup titles with the U.S. women's soccer team to go with a gold medal from the 2012 Olympics. The couple married on New Year's Eve in 2014. Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee Two-time All-Star David Lee played 12 seasons in the NBA before becoming engaged to Danish tennis star Caroline Wozniacki in November 2017.