Thursday, February 9

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Qatar World Cup organizers will reportedly ban all alcoholic beer sales at venues
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Qatar World Cup organizers will reportedly ban all alcoholic beer sales at venues

Cans of Budweiser beer are seen in a concession stand in a file photo. Gene J. Puskar/AP Doha, Qatar — World Cup organizers will ban the sale of all beer with alcohol at the eight stadiums used for the soccer tournament, a person with knowledge of the decision told The Associated Press. The decision comes only two days before games start in Qatar, and represents a reversal of previous plans, Non-alcoholic beer will still be available for fans at the 64 matches, the person said. The World Cup organizing committee and FIFA both declined to comment Friday on the reports of the plan, which were first revealed by The Times of London.Budweiser's parent company, AB InBev, pays tens o...
New indoor sports and entertainment center opens in Killeen | Local News
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New indoor sports and entertainment center opens in Killeen | Local News

A new event center has entered the battlefield.Next Gen Combat Arena, 1001 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., Suite 201, in Killeen, is a new event and entertainment center that offers indoor sports, fun games and events for all ages.This family run business offers multiple day passes, monthly memberships and party packages ranging from $250 to $550. The facility offers bubble ball soccer, laser tag, go carts, Nerf wars, combat archery, virtual reality stations and more. ...
Female-led soccer club founded by Natalie Portman aims to deliver equity in women’s soccer
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Female-led soccer club founded by Natalie Portman aims to deliver equity in women’s soccer

The National Women's Soccer League is embarking on its 10th season this year by welcoming two new teams to the field. One of them is Los Angeles' Angel City Football Club, which was founded by actress Natalie Portman and is backed by a star-studded group of female investors. The club, which is the largest female-led ownership group in professional sports, is challenging industry norms by giving players a cut of the money made from ticket sales, providing better work conditions and offering training to help players find careers after soccer. Last Friday, 22,000 fans sporting pink and black gear, faces and hair filled Los Angeles' Banc of California Stadium to witness Angel City's inaugural home match. The team now has more than 100 investors, including Abby Wambach, Mia Hamm, Serena...