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Get ready for a new era of college football! The new College Football Playoff will begin with the 2014-15 season and feature the top four teams.

Beginning with the 2014-15 season, college football will enter a new era when a postseason playoff will begin. The format is simple: top four teams, two semifinals played in bowl games, and a national championship game played in a different city each year. Each semifinal will be played during the New Year’s holiday with the national championship game in prime time on a Monday night at least a week later. It will be the best of all worlds, and the biggest innovation to the sport in decades.

See the explanation by ESPN.

According to the Las Vegas Sun, the city of sin could be in line for a Major League Soccer franchise.

The report follows an announcement today by Findlay Sports and Entertainment and The Cordish Companies that a 24,000-seat soccer-specific stadium will be built downtown at Symphony Park and confirmation from MLS Deputy Commissioner and President Mark Abbott that discussions have been held.

With MLS expanding from 19 to 24 teams and New York, Miami, Orlando and Atlanta already having been granted new franchises, Vegas is set to battle it out with Austin, Minneapolis, Sacramento, San Antonio and San Diego for the final franchise.

Bill ARent, the city’s director of economic and urban development estimated it would cost about $100 million for a team - a cost that would be carried by private investors - and abaout $200 million to build the stadium, witch could include some public funding.

Landon Donovan has been left off the United States’ final 23-man squad for the World Cup.

Donovan said he was “very disappointed” to be left off the United States’ final 23-man World Cup roster, while coach Jurgen Klinsmann called Donovan’s omission “one of the toughest decisions of my coaching career.”

Donovan is the U.S.’ all-time leading goalscorer with 57 and has made 53 more appearances in a national team shirt than any other active player, but he was deemed surplus to the team Klinsmann will lead in Brazil.

After the decision on Thursday night, Donovan wrote on Facebook about his disappointment.

"To my fans, It has been an honor and privilege to have represented the US National Team in three World Cups," he wrote. "I was looking forward to playing in Brazil and, as you can imagine, I am very disappointed with today’s decision. Regardless, I will be cheering on my friends and teammates this summer, and I remain committed to helping grow soccer in the US in the years to come."

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