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Morning sports update: Roger Clemens will manage an independent Texas baseball team

Clemens's son, Koby, will also manage one of the four teams in the newly-announced league.

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Roger Clemens at Fenway Park in 2014. Jim Rogash/Getty Images

On Thursday, another major sports league made its return to the field. Spain’s top soccer league, La Liga, resumed with Sevilla’s 2-0 win over Real Betis.

American soccer leagues will be making their own returns over the next month. The NWSL will begin again on June 27, while MLS will be back on July 8.

Roger Clemens will manage in a Texas baseball tournament: Though Major League Baseball continues to be on hold, fans in Texas may soon have the ability to see plenty of games this summer.

The Sugar Land Skeeters, an independent league team, announced earlier this week their intention to form a four-team professional league to play from July 3 through August 23. After the new teams are formed in a player draft, all games will be played at Constellation Field (the Skeeters’ ballpark).


Fans will reportedly be allowed, though the team said it will be “adhering to guidelines from the state of Texas as well as the CDC in regards to stadium capacity and social distancing.”

Former Red Sox pitcher Roger Clemens and his son, Koby, have reportedly committed to managing two of the four teams in the league. Clemens praised Skeeters owner Kevin Zlotnik.

“I’m incredibly excited to be a part of this and I think the Zlotniks and the Skeeters organization are providing a great opportunity for these younger players to keep their skill sets sharp,” Clemens said in the team’s announcement.

Clemens, 57, received slightly more Hall of Fame votes in 2020, though his total (61 percent) fell short of the required 75 percent threshold necessary for induction. Questions about performance enhancing drugs continue to linger over his career accomplishments, which included wining 354 games and seven Cy Young Awards.

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