Soccer

Italian sports leaders following government lead…

Italian Olympic Committee president Giovanni Malagò says that holding soccer games behind closed doors without fans in attendance is a problematic solution as authorities scramble to contain a rapidly rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country and a third death from the virus

Fernandes the conductor already proving a big hit…

Manchester United has the midfield entertainer in place to spearhead a rebuild if unsettled Paul Pogba ends up leaving Old Trafford in the coming months

American women seek more than $66M in damages…

Players on the U.S. women's national team are seeking more than $66 million in damages as part of their gender discrimination lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation

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Parent pleads guilty in college admissions scheme

A woman charged in the college admissions scandal pleaded guilty Friday to paying $400,000 to get her son into the University of California, Los Angeles, as a fake soccer recruit

Vital win for Chelsea as VAR calls take center…

Chelsea manager Frank Lampard masterminded another win over Tottenham and his old coach Jose Mourinho on a day decisions by the video assistant referee took center stage

Tired Tottenham looks to seize on Chelsea's slump in EPL

Tottenham's Jose Mourinho and Chelsea's Frank Lampard are grumbling managers ahead of their teams' meeting in the Premier League that could have big repercussions in the race for Champions League qualification

Berhalter made almost as much as Ellis in his 1st…

Newly hired American men's soccer coach Gregg Berhalter earned nearly as much from the U.S. Soccer Federation in the fiscal year ending last March 31 as women's counterpart Jill Ellis

Pope tenderly kissed on forehead by man in…

Well-wishers at Pope Francis' weekly audience have thrust soccer T-shirts, flowers and many a wailing baby into his arms. On Wednesday, Francis received a long, tender kiss planted on his forehead by a man in one of the front-row seats reserved for ailing or disabled people

For Napoli fans, the team is a religion and…

Lionel Messi is preparing to play at Napoli for the first time and will undoubtedly be compared to former Napoli standout and fellow Argentina great Diego Maradona

Messi demands calm after chaotic 2 months for…

Lionel Messi has addressed the problems at Barcelona after two months of poor play and conflicts inside the club

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Portugal leaders rally around racially abused…

The president and the prime minister of Portugal have added their voices to a national outcry over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants

Swiss prosecutors charge Al-Khelaifi in FIFA…

Swiss federal prosecutors have charged Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to World Cup television rights

Rory McIlroy delivers strong rejection to…

Rory McIlroy is the first player to publicly reject the idea of the Premier Golf League

Reyna at 17 becomes youngest American in…

Gio Reyna became the youngest American to appear in the Champions League and assisted on the go-ahead goal, helping Dortmund beat Paris-Saint Germain 2-1 in the first leg of the round of 16

Transgender woman poised to make Argentine soccer history

Dozens of trophies, balls and cups sit on two worn, wooden shelves in the small home in a Buenos Aires suburb of Mara Gómez, who is poised to become the first transgender woman to play professional soccer in Argentina

Dictionary adds controversial definition for…

An alternative meaning for a controversial anti-Semitic epithet often used by fans of English soccer club Tottenham has been included in a list of new entries in a leading dictionary of British English

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Bundesliga clubs top 4 billion euros in revenue for 1st time

Germany’s Bundesliga remains in good financial health with the top-division clubs generating more than 4 billion euros ($4.33 billion) in revenue for the first time last season

Atlético Madrid's season on the line against…

Liverpool and Atlético Madrid appear to be heading in opposite directions entering their last 16 meeting in the Champions League on Tuesday

Cyprus court detains club president, referee in fixing probe

A Cypriot court on Wednesday ordered the detention of a soccer club president and a referee for eight days as police investigate allegations that the two men were involved in fixing the outcome of a second-division match