From Texas Standard.

For the next month, the eyes of the soccer world will be on Russia, the site of the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The 32-team tournament, which does not include the United States, will decide which country will reign over the world’s game for the next four years. Every soccer fan has their prediction of who will win the cup, but nobody could tell you for sure, right?

An "official oracle" has spoken — or eaten, technically — and predicted victory for Russia.

That was the news from St. Petersburg Wednesday after Achilles the cat picked Russia to win the opening match of the World Cup on Thursday in a game against Saudi Arabia.

The 2026 FIFA World Cup will be held in the U.S., Mexico and Canada, with a united bid from North America winning the right to host soccer's showcase event, the sport's world governing body decided on Wednesday.

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Bexar County Judge Nelson Wolff is asking for an investigation into allegations of fraud between Major League Soccer and the owner of the Columbus (Ohio) Crew, who said he wants to move the team to Austin.


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San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg said using Public financing for  a downtown minor league baseball stadium is not  in the interest of San Antonio. The mayor made the statements at a luncheon hosted by the Hispanic Chamber and Rivard Report. There may be a bigger push instead for a major league soccer team.

Mayor Nirenberg says he’s unsure what the plan is for AAA baseball in San Antonio.