Washington, DC - From September 24 to October 31, international sports leaders and American mentors in the sports sector across the country will take part in the annual U.S. Department of State and espnW Global Sports Mentoring Program (GSMP). In its seventh year, this professional development exchange supports the State Department’s ongoing efforts to empower women and girls around the world through sports.

New York - The NFL has hired 24 full-time game officials from among the current 121-person roster of officials, the NFL and NFL Referees Association (NFLRA) jointly announced.

New York - "Protecting the integrity of our sports is of paramount importance to the NFL and NCAA.  We applaud the leadership demonstrated by Senators Hatch and Schumer in supporting federal legislation to protect the integrity of our games following the Supreme Court decision.

Frankfurt, Germany - Former University of California San Diego men's volleyball star Tanner Syftestad has signed his first professional contract to play for United Volleys Frankfurt in Germany.

San Diego, California - The San Diego State football team will play host to its annual Fan Fest on Saturday, Aug. 18 at SDCCU Stadium. Admission to the event is free.

Dallas, Texas -  Breakthrough Golf Technology has struck up an agreement with independent club-fitting chain True Spec Golf, to distribute its new Stability putter shaft that uses scientifically advanced multi-material design with unique geometries.