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Mexico wins 1st World Cup qualifier in US since 1972

Rafa Marquez scored a tiebreaking goal on a header in the 89th minute, giving Mexico a 2-1 win Friday night and its first victory at the United States in World …


Christen Press scores fourth career hat trick in 8-1 U.S. win

Christen Press had her fourth career hat trick by the 38th minute, Alex Morgan added two goals and the U.S. women’s national team whipped up on Romania 8-1 on Thursday …


Specter of politics hangs over US-Mexico match

When the U.S. and Mexico meet in a World Cup qualifier Friday night in Ohio, the intense rivals will play against a backdrop of amped-up political vitriol provoked by Donald …


Newsmakers: 76ers veteran Elton Brand announces retirement

Philadelphia 76ers forward Elton Brand, who played 17 seasons in the NBA, announced his retirement.


Newsmakers

Selected The World Golf Hall of Fame has selected its 2016 induction class, which includes Ian Woosnam, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon and Lorena Ochoa. Also selected Tuesday for induction …


In Brief: Penguins celebrate championship, beat Capitals

NHL: Phil Kessel beat Braden Holtby in the fourth round of a shootout and the Pittsburgh Penguins began the defense of their Stanley Cup with a 3-2 victory over the …


FIFA head Infantino suggests 48-team World Cup

World Cup expansion plans got even bigger Monday, and the 2026 tournament could have 48 teams playing instead of 32. FIFA President Gianni Infantino outlined the idea that would see …


Newsmakers: Free agent point guard Ty Lawson joins Sacramento Kings

Free agent point guard Ty Lawson has signed with the Sacramento Kings.


Newsmakers: Cleveland Browns CB K’Waun Williams suspended, fined for violating team rules

The Cleveland Browns have suspended cornerback K’Waun Williams for two weeks and fined him for multiple violations of team rules.


Newsmakers: Duke broadcaster Bob Harris retiring after 41st season

Longtime Duke radio broadcaster Bob Harris is retiring at the end of the men’s basketball season.


FIFA says Sepp Blatter, top execs got $80 million over five years

FIFA has revealed that disgraced former officials Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valcke and Markus Kattner awarded themselves raises and World Cup bonuses totaling $80 million over their last five years in …


Newsmakers: Villanova’s Jenkins has ‘every intention of returning’

Villanova junior forward Kris Jenkins, who hit the game-winning 3-point basket in the national championship game, said Friday he has “every intention” of returning to school for his senior year …


Newsmakers: Ottawa fires coach Dave Cameron

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In brief: Digest: Favor’s dunk drives Jazz past Rockets

Derrick Favors’ dunk with 1.6 seconds left lifted the Utah Jazz to an 89-87 victory over the host Houston Rockets on Wednesday night.


Newsmakers: Chiefs star LB Houston had knee surgery in February, Stony Brook’s Pikiell is new Rutgers basketball coach

Pro Bowl pass rusher Justin Houston could miss the upcoming season for the Kansas City Chiefs after having surgery to repair the ACL in his left knee that bothered him …


Newsmakers: Patriots acquire Martellus Bennett, Nationals’ Bronson Arroyo injured

The New England Patriots have acquired


FIFA acknowledges World Cup hosting bribes, asks U.S. for cash

GENEVA – FIFA acknowledged Wednesday that past World Cups were awarded based on bribes, and the organization wants U.S. prosecutors to give it “tens of millions of dollars” seized from …


Newsmakers

The Broncos released three players who helped them win the Super Bowl: TE Owen Daniels, guard Louis Vasquez, and long snapper Aaron Brewer.


In brief: Digest: Curry ties NBA record, lifts Golden State

Stephen Curry’s 3-pointer from beyond 30 feet with 0.6 seconds left in overtime gave the Golden State Warriors a 121-118 win over the host Oklahoma City Thunder on Saturday night.


Switzerland’s Gianni Infantino wins FIFA presidential election

Gianni Infantino pulled off a stunning victory Friday to take over as FIFA president.


FIFA reduces bans for Blatter, Platini from 8 to 6 years

Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini had their bans from soccer reduced from eight years to six by FIFA’s appeal body on Wednesday, two days before the sport’s ruling body tries …


Newsmakers

The Royals signed general manager Dayton Moore and manager Ned Yost to contract extensions.


FIFA ethics committee bans Jerome Valcke for 12 years

Jerome Valcke, Sepp Blatter’s long-time right-hand man, was banned from all soccer-related activity for 12 years Friday for misconduct during his term as FIFA secretary general.


Carli Lloyd of the U.S. is named FIFA world player of the year, and Jill Ellis is coach of the year

Carli Lloyd won soccer’s highest individual honor by being named FIFA’s women’s world player of the year and her coach, Jill Ellis, who was chosen FIFA’s top women’s coach for …


U.S. indicts 16 more in probe of world soccer corruption

As members of FIFA’s executive committee prepared to vote on reforming soccer’s scandal-plagued governing body, Swiss government agents swept into a luxury hotel before dawn for a second wave of …


Soccer notes: UEFA members back suspended Michel Platini in fight to clear name; U.S. women to play on Dec. 6

NYON, Switzerland – All 54 European soccer nations decided Thursday to back Michel Platini while the UEFA president fights to clear his name. Platini and FIFA President Sepp Blatter were …


In brief: Seattle Sounders lose defender Roman Torres to knee injury

Soccer: Sounders central defender Roman Torres will miss the rest of the MLS season after suffering a knee injury last weekend against San Jose. Seattle confirmed Torres is out for …


Mexico TV uses Donald Trump to heat soccer rivalry

One of Mexico’s leading television networks is using the words of Republican presidential aspirant Donald Trump to bump up the already heated rivalry between the U.S. and Mexico men’s national …


For U.S., roster spots up for grabs in match vs Peru

U.S. center back John Brooks plays in Germany’s top pro league and has even scored a winning goal in a World Cup match. Still, the ferociousness of the competition in …


Olimpia deals Sounders defeat

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – The Seattle Sounders lost their first 2015 CONCACAF Champions League match Wednesday, and they lost control of their own destiny as well. CD Olimpia’s Alberth Elis’ second-half …