Soccer

Teammates appear to stop Marega leaving after racist slurs

FC Porto striker Moussa Marega, who tried to walk off the field after being the target of racist slurs from fans, has faced apparent attempts by his own teammates and opposition players to prevent him from leaving

Spurs boost Champions League bid, Arsenal ends…

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham has moved up to fifth place in the Premier League standings after Son Heung-min's stoppage-time strike secured a 3-2 victory at Aston Villa

Analysis: Man City stained by scandal, mired in uncertainty

Manchester City is facing considerable uncertainty after being banned from the Champions League for two seasons

Barcelona's Twitter accounts hacked after team's league win

Barcelona's Twitter accounts have been hacked after the team's 2-1 home win over Getafe in the Spanish league

Unbeaten Liverpool 25 points clear after winning…

Winning five of the remaining 12 games will guarantee Liverpool the end of its 30-year title drought

UEFA bans Man City from Champions League for 2…

UEFA has banned Manchester City from the Champions League for two seasons for “serious breaches” of financial regulations

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

Man gets prison for selling fatal drugs to billionaire's son

An Ohio man was sentenced to 15 years in a federal prison for selling cocaine laced with heroin and fentanyl to a Greek billionaire's son who was found dead in a Cleveland hotel room

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

Juventus extends partnership with Allianz in 100M euro deal

Juventus has extended its sponsorship agreement with Allianz

US soccer men's union says women's pay should be…

The U.S. men's national team urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women and accused the governing body of making low-ball offers in negotiations with the men

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

Klinsmann quits as Hertha Berlin coach, leaves…

Jürgen Klinsmann has resigned as coach of Hertha Berlin after only nine Bundesliga games

Chinese women win again in Olympic qualifying tournament

The Chinese women's soccer team has won back-to-back games in the Olympic qualifying tournament after spending almost two weeks quarantined in an Australian hotel because of concerns over the coronavirus outbreak

US women beat Canada 3-0 in Olympic qualifying…

Lynn Williams broke open a scoreless match with a goal in the 61st minute and and the United States beat Canada 3-0 in the title match of the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic qualifying tournament

Premier League game, other soccer in Europe off due to storm

Manchester City's Premier League game against West Ham on Sunday was called off due to a storm battering England and northern Europe, as were matches in Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands

Press rolls as US secures spot in Tokyo Olympics

Christen Press is on a tear with goals in her past six games, focused on the U.S. national team's next big task: the Olympics

New XFL kicks off with entertaining debut in DC

The new XFL debuted with an entertaining game the D

Financial irregularities in African soccer exposed by audit

Financial wrongdoing across African soccer has been unearthed in a confidential audit of the continent’s governing body that raises concerns about the legitimacy of millions of dollars of payments to executives and national associations

The US women down Mexico 4-0 to secure an Olympic…

Samantha Mewis scored twice and the U.S. national team secured a spot in the Tokyo Olympics with a 4-0 semifinal victory Friday night over Mexico in the CONCACAF Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament

Deadly fire hangs over success of top Brazilian…

It's been one year since a fire killed 10 teenage academy players at acclaimed Brazilian soccer club Flamengo

Federer tops Nadal in South Africa & 51,000 turn…

Roger Federer has beaten Rafael Nadal in an exhibition match in South Africa that felt like a homecoming for the Swiss great

US guarding against letdown with Olympic berth on line

Two berths in the Tokyo Games are on the line Friday night in the Olympic soccer qualifying tournament semifinals in Carson, California

USA Curling hires former NWSL commissioner as new CEO

USA Curling has hired Jeff Plush to be its new CEO

MLS salaries, charter flights rise in new labor…

The minimum salary for senior players in Major League Soccer will rise from $70,250 last year to $109,200 in 2024 as part of a five-year collective bargaining agreement, and the use of charter flights will expand

Canada's humble star Sinclair gets pushed into spotlight

Christine Sinclair is not used to the kind of attention she's been getting since setting the international goals record

US teenager Reyna nets 1st Dortmund goal in…

American teenager Gio Reyna has scored his first goal for Borussia Dortmund in style in a 3-2 loss at Werder Bremen in the German Cup

US judge: Claim against Ronaldo belongs in…

A U.S. magistrate judge in Las Vegas says a legal fight by soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo against a Nevada woman who wants more than the $375,000 she received in a rape case hush-money settlement in 2010 should be decided by an arbitrator, not in a courtroom

At the Super Bowl, they remembered Kobe Bryant

Even at the Super Bowl, they mourned Kobe Bryant