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Bayern Munich routs Arsenal 5-1 to put foot in quarterfinals

Bayern Munich answered its critics with a comprehensive 5-1 rout of Arsenal in the first leg of their Champions League clash to put one foot in the quarterfinals on Wednesday. …


Real Madrid rallies to beat Napoli 3-1 in Champions League

Defending champion Real Madrid recovered after conceding a stunning early goa to beat Napoli 3-1 on Wednesday and set a course for the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the …


UPDATED: Thu., Feb. 9, 2017

U.S. drops to 29th in FIFA rankings as Argentina holds 1st

The United States dropped one spot to 29th in the FIFA rankings following its first two games under coach Bruce Arena, and African champion Cameroon moved up 29 places to …


U.S. men’s soccer coach Bruce Arena says goalkeeper Brad Guzan could start next month, Tim Howard could return

Brad Guzan could start for the U.S. in critical World Cup qualifiers against Honduras and Panama next month despite his lack of playing time with Middlesbrough, and Tim Howard may …


UEFA to ask FIFA for 16 places at expanded 2026 World Cup

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin says Europe will formally ask FIFA for at least 16 places in the expanded 48-team World Cup. Ceferin says “we think it’s realistic to ask for …


Megan Rapinoe left off U.S. roster for SheBelieves Cup

Midfielder Megan Rapinoe has been left off the U.S. roster for a training camp ahead of the SheBelieves Cup tournament. Midfielder/forward Kealia Ohai also was not among the 25 players …


Seattle’s Jordan Morris leads U.S. over Jamaica 1-0, giving Bruce Arena win

Jordan Morris scored in the 59th minute, and the United States beat Jamaica 1-0 Friday night to give Bruce Arena the first win of his second stint as national team …


Bruce Arena to experiment with more combinations against Jamaica

After a dismal 0-0 tie against an inexperienced group of Serbians in his first game as U.S. coach in more than a decade, Bruce Arena gets one more look at …


UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 11, 2017

FIFA risks quality of World Cup to bring more teams to party

During a 17-year FIFA presidency packed with madcap ideas and policy on the hoof, not even Sepp Blatter ultimately tinkered with the World Cup format. Blatter inherited a 32-team World …


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 …