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Leicester: FIFA needs to address atrocities of migrant workers in Qatar

PARIS – It certainly took a while, longer than it should, for the penny to drop at FIFA that deserts get hot in summer. Having belatedly adjusted for that fact, …


FIFA names Cristiano Ronaldo soccer’s player of the year

Cristiano Ronaldo won the FIFA Player of the Year award for the second straight year on Monday and third time overall. The Portuguese forward, who led Real Madrid to its …


FIFA under fire after report on Qatar, Russia

GENEVA – A long-awaited day of judgment on World Cup hosts Russia and Qatar turned into another day of FIFA disarray. Nearly four years after FIFA chose Russia and Qatar …


U.S. pulls away from Canada in exhibition

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL: Nneka Ogwumike scored 10 points and the U.S. used a big run in the third quarter to beat Canada 76-51 on Monday night in an exhibition game in …


Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

SAN FRANCISCO – Soccer joined the growing legal debate over head injuries Wednesday after FIFA and some of the sport’s governing bodies in the United States were made the target …


Soccer notes: Colombia’s James Rodriguez signs with Madrid

After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday. The 23-year-old Rodriguez, who helped …


World Cup Capsules: Mexico holds host Brazil to draw

He was called a hero and a savior by his Mexican teammates. His Brazilian opponents said he produced miracles. There is no doubt that Mexico goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa was the …


In Brief: Florida wins Game 1 of NCAA softball final

Softball: Hannah Rogers threw a four-hitter to help Florida defeat Alabama 5-0 in Game 1 of the best-of-three College Women’s World Series championship series Monday night in Oklahoma City. Rogers …


Hotel rates high for World Cup

Hotel rooms are expected to cost almost 50 percent more in Rio de Janeiro during the upcoming World Cup soccer tournament than when the city will host the 2016 Olympics, …


Iowa storms back to beat Xavier in OT

Men’s basketball: Roy Devyn Marble scored 30 points before leaving with a leg injury, and No. 23 Iowa rallied from a 15-point, second-half deficit to beat Xavier 77-74 in overtime …


Mexico gets last chance to qualify for FIFA World Cup

Mexico has one last chance to reach next year’s World Cup in Brazil. El Tri, which last missed a World Cup in 1990, opens a two-game playoff today ( ESPN, …


FIFA World Cup seeds set

Belgium, Colombia and Switzerland will be three of the eight seeded teams at the World Cup because of their FIFA ranking. FIFA decided this month that the seven best-ranked nations …


Americans hold on for Presidents Cup lead

Golf: The Americans survived a late rally in Dublin, Ohio, Thursday and put the International team in a familiar hole at the Presidents Cup. Steve Stricker blasted out of a …


Atlanta Dream turn back Seattle in WNBA

WNBA: As Sancho Lyttle saw things, what mattered most for the Atlanta Dream was finishing what they started. Lyttle scored 21 points to lead the visiting Dream to a 70-59 …


English soccer finds itself isolated after Blatter’s re-election

ZURICH – After failing to halt Sepp Blatter’s re-election as soccer’s leader, the country he calls the game’s “motherland” is turning its attention from FIFA to focus on its position …