Barcelona’s Champions League exit sends Atletico Madrid to 2025 Club World Cup in the United States

ZURICH —  Barcelona’s exit from the Champions League on Tuesday sent Atletico Madrid to the inaugural 32-team Club World Cup in the United States next year. Europe will have 12 teams at the lucrative monthlong tournament — title winners of the Champions League in the four seasons through this one plus high-ranked teams based on overall…

Trans sports ban overturned in West Virginia

A federal appeals court has voted to overturn West Virginia’s law that bans transgender athletes from playing on teams consistent with their gender identity. The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals’ ruling argues that the law violates Title IX, which protects against sex-based discrimination in schools. The judges argued that the restrictions cannot be lawfully applied…