Soccer

Women's soccer team placed on probation after hazing probe

La Salle University has placed its women's soccer team on disciplinary probation through the end of next year _ including restrictions on competition for the spring season _ following an investigation that revealed what it called “nonviolent power-differential hazing

Chinese TV pulls Arsenal game coverage after Ozil…

Chinese television pulled coverage of Arsenal's Premier League match against Manchester City after Mesut Ozil criticized Beijing's brutal mass crackdown on ethnic Muslims. The London club's player added to condemnation of the detention of more than 1 million Uighurs and other minorities in so-called reeducation camps in China's north-western region

Klopp extends Liverpool deal to project image of…

Liverpool has extended manager Jürgen Klopp's contract for a further 4 1/2 years

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FIFA to consider four bids to host 2023 Women's…

FIFA says it has received bids from Brazil, Japan, Colombia and a joint bid from Australia and New Zealand to host the 2023 Women's World Cup

South Korea withdraws bid for 2023 Women's World Cup

South Korea has withdrawn its bid to host the 2023 Women's World Cup

Julie Ertz named US Soccer women's player of the…

Julie Ertz has been named the U.S. Soccer women's Player of the Year for the second time

Bournemouth in free fall as fairy-tale journey…

Bournemouth's fairy-tale journey in the Premier League is hitting some problems. The small club from the southern seaside town has lost five straight games and is plummeting toward the relegation zone

Despite doping ban, Russian athletes prepare for…

Many Russian athletes will still be competing at the next Olympics despite another doping ban

3 arrested after home-made bombs detonated at Brazil stadium

Brazilian police have arrested three people after home-made bombs were detonated at Mineirão Stadium on Sunday as the Cruzeiro soccer team was being relegated for the first time

Messi's hometown offers emotional trip to his…

Soccer wasn't always Lionel Messi's favorite activity

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Timeline of Russia's doping cases and cover-ups

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years but many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes

Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

Russia was slapped with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal

Joshua set to defend heavyweight titles at…

Anthony Joshua wants to start his second reign as world heavyweight champion with a fight in his home city of London

Man arrested on suspicion of racism at Manchester…

Police are questioning a soccer fan who was arrested after being seen on camera at Manchester City's stadium appearing to racially abuse Manchester United players by imitating a monkey

Russia faces next wave of punishment in endless doping saga

Russia faces a fresh wave of international condemnation in its never-ending doping scandal on Monday

Man City beaten 2-1 by United in blow to title…

Manchester City fans hurled objects at Manchester United midfielder Fred as their Premier League title defense faded further with a 2-1 loss in the city derby on Saturday

Kids hurt in Albanian quake meet footballers Ronaldo, Buffon

Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives have met their football idols

Italian sports daily under fire for Black Friday headline

A leading Italian sports daily is under fire for a headline reading “Black Friday” and featuring two black players on the cover

UEFA to boost Women's Champions League with new group stage

UEFA is changing the Women's Champions League format to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer

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Messi, US captain Rapinoe win Ballon d’Or awards

Lionel Messi won a record sixth Ballon d’Or while World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe earned the women’s prize in Paris