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Austin FC's opening match at LAFC has already gotten plenty of buzz, and not just because the team will be playing its first-ever match. The opener will also see two famous fans pitted against each other: Will Ferrell and Matthew McConaughey.

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Less than a week before Austin FC packs their bags for their inaugural match, team president Andy Loughnane told SportBusiness the club is considering bringing a National Women's Soccer League team to Austin.

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Gov. Greg Abbott after throwing the first pitch for the Texas Rangers in 2019. (Greg Abbott/Twitter)

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott will not be throwing the first pitch for the Texas Rangers for their first home opener at their brand new stadium this evening, and he won't encourage the state to host any more special MLB events this season. Abbott's decision comes after the league pulled its 2021 All-Star Game and Draft from Atlanta due to Georgia's newest voting bill.

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According to reports from Stadium, Texas Tech men's basketball coach Chris Beard is headed for Austin.

The news comes after Univerisity of Texas Head Coach Shaka Smart packed his bags for Marquette after the men's basketball program lost out of the first round of the NCAA Championship Tournament in a tight loss to underdogs Abilene Christian University.

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