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  • Olivier Giroud out 4 months following leg surgery

    Olivier Giroud out 4 months following leg surgery

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 9:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 01:08:33 GMT
    Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for about four months after surgery to repair a broken left leg.
    Arsenal forward Olivier Giroud will be sidelined for about four months after surgery to repair a broken left leg.
  • Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

    Sweeping lawsuit targets soccer concussions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-08-28 00:08:39 GMT
    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 of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.
    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 of a lawsuit seeking new safety rules.
  • Arsenal in 17th straight Champions group stage

    Arsenal in 17th straight Champions group stage

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 7:28 PM EDT2014-08-27 23:28:42 GMT
    Alexis Sanchez scored his first Arsenal goal, and the Gunners beat Besiktas 1-0 Wednesday night to reach the Champions League group stage for the 17th consecutive season.
    Alexis Sanchez scored his first Arsenal goal, and the Gunners beat Besiktas 1-0 Wednesday night to reach the Champions League group stage for the 17th consecutive season.
  • Serious questions for United after cup humiliation

    Serious questions for United after cup humiliation

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 8:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 12:58:39 GMT
    Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United.
    Louis van Gaal has always said it could get worse before it gets better at Manchester United.
  • Women's World Cup turf war heats up

    Women's World Cup turf war heats up

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 3:48 AM EDT2014-08-27 07:48:14 GMT
    By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.
    By ANNE M. PETERSON AP Sports Writer Even actor Tom Hanks has an opinion about whether the athletes at the 2015 Women's World Cup should play on artificial turf or grass.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 2:58 AM EDT2014-08-27 06:58:31 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

    NFL, FIFA join forces to evaluate concussions

    Wednesday, August 27 2014 12:08 AM EDT2014-08-27 04:08:27 GMT
    Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions.
    Medical officials from the NFL, FIFA and other sports organizations are banding together to look into better ways to identify, manage and treat concussions.
  • Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

    Police: Drugs, alcohol not factors in Freeh crash

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 4:40 PM EDT2014-08-26 20:40:02 GMT
    Former FBI director Louis Freeh has been hospitalized following a single-car crash in Vermont.
    Drugs and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the single-car crash in Vermont that seriously injured former FBI director Louis Freeh, state police said Tuesday.
  • Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

    Man United signs Angel Di Maria for $99 million

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 2:49 PM EDT2014-08-26 18:49:44 GMT
    Manchester United has signed Argentina midfielder Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for a British-record fee of 59.7 million pounds ($99 million).
    Manchester United broke the British transfer-fee record by signing Angel Di Maria from Real Madrid for 59.7 million pounds ($99 million) on Tuesday, extending a summer spending spree that was sparked by its most...
  • Lionel Messi back to the top of AP soccer poll

    Lionel Messi back to the top of AP soccer poll

    Tuesday, August 26 2014 11:08 AM EDT2014-08-26 15:08:43 GMT
    The season's first Associated Press global soccer poll has Lionel Messi back at the top of the list.
    The season's first Associated Press global soccer poll has Lionel Messi back at the top of the list.
  • American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

    American soccer player Tim Howard has book deal

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:57 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:57:38 GMT
    American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal.
    American soccer hero and international celebrity Tim Howard has advanced to the next round of fame: a book deal.
  • Italy striker Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

    Italy striker Mario Balotelli signs for Liverpool

    Monday, August 25 2014 6:47 PM EDT2014-08-25 22:47:44 GMT
    Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player known as much for his controversies as his goals.
    By STEVE DOUGLAS AP Sports Writer Liverpool signed Italy striker Mario Balotelli from AC Milan for 16 million pounds ($26.5 million) on Monday, taking a calculated gamble on a headline-grabbing player...
  • Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match

    Pope endorses Sept. 1 interreligious peace match

    Monday, August 25 2014 9:47 AM EDT2014-08-25 13:47:16 GMT
    Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids.
    Pope Francis is backing an interreligious soccer match that will gather greats from around the globe and is aimed at promoting peace and raising money for at-risk kids.
  • Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

    Vikings adding $19M to stadium project

    Friday, August 22 2014 3:45 PM EDT2014-08-22 19:45:37 GMT
    The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.
    The Minnesota Vikings are kicking in another $19.7 million for their new stadium to make sure it has the features they want.
  • Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

    Goalkeeper Tim Howard taking break from US team

    Thursday, August 21 2014 4:55 PM EDT2014-08-21 20:55:00 GMT
    Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family.
    Star goalkeeper Tim Howard is taking a one-year break from the U.S. national team because of a "commitment" to his family.
  • Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief

    Pope: Thanks for prayers for my family's grief

    Wednesday, August 20 2014 12:03 PM EDT2014-08-20 16:03:34 GMT
    Saying "even the pope has a family," Pope Francis has expressed thanks for the prayers and condolences sent him after the death of a nephew's wife and her two young children in a car crash in the pontiff's...
    Pope Francis expressed thanks on Wednesday for the prayers and condolences he has received following the death of his nephew's wife and their two young boys in a car crash in the pontiff's native Argentina.
  • MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    MAC Commissioner: ESPN deal brings stability

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 3:25 PM EDT2014-08-19 19:25:02 GMT
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to...
    By RALPH D. RUSSO AP College Sports Writer Mid-American Conference Commissioner Jon Steinbrecher says the league's new 13-year media rights agreement with ESPN provides long-term stability to the...
  • Suarez pledges to not bite again with Barcelona

    Suarez pledges to not bite again with Barcelona

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 11:34 AM EDT2014-08-19 15:34:17 GMT
    Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him.
    Luis Suarez is ready to put his biting days behind him.
  • Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

    Russia resists demands to cut number of stadiums

    Tuesday, August 19 2014 9:54 AM EDT2014-08-19 13:54:45 GMT
    Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10.
    Russia is resisting demands from FIFA to reduce the number of stadiums for the 2018 World Cup from 12 to 10.
  • Neymar, Suarez play 1st game since World Cup exits

    Neymar, Suarez play 1st game since World Cup exits

    Monday, August 18 2014 5:46 PM EDT2014-08-18 21:46:52 GMT
    Neymar and Luis Suarez played for the first time since their dramatic World Cup exits, with the Brazilian star scoring twice Monday in Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Mexican champion Leon in a preseason tuneup.
    Neymar and Luis Suarez played for the first time since their dramatic World Cup exits, with the Brazilian star scoring twice Monday and showing no signs of his devastating back injury in Barcelona's 6-0 rout of Mexican...
  • Van Gaal loses first game at Manchester United

    Van Gaal loses first game at Manchester United

    Saturday, August 16 2014 7:20 PM EDT2014-08-16 23:20:12 GMT
    Louis van Gaal lost his first Premier League game with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford.
    Louis van Gaal lost his first Premier League game with Manchester United on Saturday, with Swansea winning 2-1 to become the first away team since 1972 to open the season with a victory at Old Trafford.
  • Fan takes free kick in West Ham-Spurs game

    Fan takes free kick in West Ham-Spurs game

    Saturday, August 16 2014 1:29 PM EDT2014-08-16 17:29:59 GMT
    A fan ran onto the field during Saturday's Premier League game between West Ham and Tottenham and took a free kick before being chased away by a steward.
    A fan ran onto the field during Saturday's Premier League game between West Ham and Tottenham and took a free kick before being chased away by a steward.
  • CAS upholds Suarez's 4-month playing ban

    CAS upholds Suarez's 4-month playing ban

    Thursday, August 14 2014 2:40 PM EDT2014-08-14 18:40:18 GMT
    The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld Luis Suarez's four-month ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup, but cleared him to train with Barcelona.
    By GRAHAM DUNBAR AP Sports Writer Luis Suarez will train with his Barcelona teammates on Friday after his ban for biting an opponent at the World Cup was softened but not shortened.
  • Liberian ex-soccer star Weah records Ebola song

    Liberian ex-soccer star Weah records Ebola song

    Thursday, August 14 2014 10:49 AM EDT2014-08-14 14:49:32 GMT
    Liberia's world famous soccer star George Weah has produced a song to raise awareness about Ebola, the deadly disease ravaging West Africa.
    Liberia's world famous soccer star George Weah has produced a song to raise awareness about Ebola, the deadly disease ravaging West Africa.
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Wednesday, August 13 2014 3:19 AM EDT2014-08-13 07:19:32 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
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