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U.S., Mexico could team up and meet FIFA’s World Cup need

The United States and Mexico could team up and meet FIFA’s need for the biggest-ever World Cup in 2026 being staged by the most host nations. Canada has also joined …


FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament that is likely to be held in North America. President Gianni Infantino’s favored …


Jozy Altidore wins U.S. Player of Year award

Forward Jozy Altidore has won the U.S. Player of the Year Award for the second time, easily finishing ahead of Christian Pulisic and Michael Bradley in media voting.


FIFA ethics judges ban 2 Honduran officials for life

The FIFA ethics committee has banned two Honduras officials for life for taking bribes, as they await sentencing in the United States on soccer corruption charges.


Cristiano Ronaldo hat trick leads Real Madrid to Club World Cup title

Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat trick on Sunday as European champion Real Madrid claimed its second Club World Cup title by beating Japanese side Kashima Antlers 4-2 after extra time. …


FIFA parts with head of security, match-fixing cases

The FIFA official in charge of World Cup security and fighting match-fixing in soccer has left the governing body.


Sepp Blatter loses appeal at CAS against 6-year FIFA ban

Sepp Blatter has lost his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA.


Bruce Arena returns as US coach, replacing Jurgen Klinsmann

Bruce Arena is returning to coach the U.S. national team, a decade after he was fired. The winningest coach in American national team history, Arena took over Tuesday, one day …


After home loss, US seeks 1st qualifying win at Costa Rica

After s home loss against Mexico in Columbus, Ohio, in the opener of CONCACAF’s hexagonal, the U.S. seeks its 1st World Cup qualifying win in Costa Rica, where the Americans …


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 …