The New York Yankees are going into the soccer business.

The Yankees are partnering with Manchester City to own Major League Soccer's 20th team, which will be called New York City Football Club and plans to start play in the 2015 season.

Manchester City, owned by Sheik Mansour bin Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi, will be the majority owner of the new team. Yankees President Randy Levine will be the lead person responsible for launching it.

The expansion fee for the new team is $100 million.

  • Carli Lloyd will make her first appearance with the U.S. women's team since breaking her left shoulder in a June 2 exhibition against Canada. Lloyd was among 21 players on the roster released by coach Tom Sermanni. Also on the roster are Santa Clara University defender Julie Johnston and former Cal star Alex Morgan.

  • Seattle Sounders midfielder Brad Evans will join the U.S. men for a training camp ahead of next month's trio of World Cup qualifiers. Training camp opens Sunday in Cleveland, where the Americans will face Belgium in an exhibition May 29.

    NFL

    Now that the NFL has picked its two newest Super Bowl winners, Indianapolis organizers can start making their pitch to host a second title game. Later this summer, the city's bid committee is expected to formally approve a motion that would allow the formal bidding process to begin.

  • Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo will miss at least three weeks of offseason workouts after a procedure to remove a cyst from his back.

  • NFL owners in Boston approved a $200 million loan for the Atlanta Falcons to build a new stadium.

  • Tight end Levine Toilolo, a fourth-round draft pick from Stanford, signed a four-year contract with the Falcons.

  • Left tackle Max Starks has agreed to a one-year contract with the San Diego Chargers to help protect Philip Rivers' blind side.

    Golf

    Guan Tianlang has decided not to try to play in the U.S. Open. The USGA said that the 14-year-old from China has withdrawn from sectional qualifying in Dallas on June 3.

  • Tiger Woods is returning again to play a charity event hosted by Notah Begay III, his former teammate at Stanford.

    Woods will play in the NB3 Foundation Challenge in late August at Turning Stone Resort's Atunyote Golf Club.

    Tennis

    Andy Murray withdrew from the French Open because of a chronic back injury and will now focus on preparing for the start of the grass-court season next month. The French Open starts Sunday.

    Media

    ESPN is cutting its workforce, the latest Disney division to reduce staff. The company would not say how many jobs are being eliminated, but they include unfilled positions.

    The Atlanta Journal-Constitution contributed to this report.