Peyper sidelined over photo; Owens to referee NZ vs England
TOKYO (AP) — World Rugby has sidelined Jaco Peyper from officiating at any of the World Cup semifinals and appointed Nigel Owens as referee of the knockout game between defending champion New...
Sheffield United beats Arsenal 1-0 in Premier League
SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — Arsenal slumped to a 1-0 loss at promoted Sheffield United on Monday in the Premier League, upping the pressure on coach Unai Emery after another performance void of...
China gets 2nd track meet on global Diamond League circuit
MONACO (AP) — The Diamond League track and field series is adding a second meeting in China next season, when it grows to 15 venues in total.
Study raises fresh dementia concerns from playing pro soccer
LONDON (AP) — A study of former professional soccer players in Scotland finds that they were less likely to die of common causes such as heart disease and cancer compared with the general...
Serbia punished by UEFA for racist fan incidents
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has punished Serbia for racist fan incidents by ordering the stadium to be closed for its next home game in European Championship qualifying.
Hearts, Bristol City start racism investigations
LONDON (AP) — British soccer clubs Hearts and Bristol City have started investigations following allegations of racist abuse involving their fans during games over the weekend.
Liverpool drops first points in 1-1 draw at Man United
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Dropping points doesn't seem so frustrating this time for Manchester United. Even against Liverpool.
While holding on to inflict Liverpool's first loss of the...
Jones’ ‘Kamikaze Kids’: Curry, Underhill shining for England
OITA, Japan (AP) — They are called "The Kamikaze Kids" by their coach, such is the disregard Tom Curry and Sam Underhill have for their own well-being.
Toronto FC scores 4 goals in extra time, beats DC United 5-1
TORONTO (AP) — Jonathan Osorio scored twice, Richie Laryea and Nick DeLeon added two more in a four-goal extra-time outburst and Toronto FC beat D.C. United 5-1 on Saturday night in the first...
Leicester rallies to beat Burnely 2-1 in Premier League
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Leicester came from behind to beat Burnley 2-1 in Premier League on Saturday as the club marked the one-year anniversary of chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha's...
Cheers erupt outside Parliament as Brexit delayed again
LONDON (AP) — A sea of protesters was across the street from Parliament when word arrived that lawmakers in the House of Commons had forced another delay in Britain's protracted Brexit...
Alonso gives Chelsea 1-0 win over Newcastle in EPL
LONDON (AP) — Marcos Alonso scored his first goal of the season to give Chelsea a 1-0 win over Newcastle, lifting Frank Lampard's team provisionally into the top four of the Premier...
Everton beats West Ham 2-0 to end losing streak
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Bernard scored from a tight angle in the first half and substitute Gylfi Sigurdsson added a late second from distance as Everton beat West Ham 2-0 Saturday in the Premier...
Cheika unlikely to survive as Australia stumbles to RWC exit
OITA, Japan (AP) — Michael Cheika didn't take too kindly to the question, although he must have known it was coming.
What, the Australia coach was asked, were his future plans now his team...
A look back at England-Australia in Rugby World Cup history
OITA, Japan (AP) — A look back at England vs. Australia matches in Rugby World Cup history:
1987 Sydney: Australia 19, England 6
Trailing only 6-0 in a hard-fought pool match, England...
Ex-soccer star Gascoigne cleared of sexual assault on woman
MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Former England soccer star Paul Gascoigne has been cleared of sexually assaulting a woman on a train after he kissed her on the lips.
Cheika gambles on teenager Petaia for World Cup quarterfinal
OITA, Japan (AP) — If this is to be Michael Cheika's last selection as Australia coach, he's going out with a bang.
Cheika sprung a surprise in his lineup for Saturday's Rugby World Cup...
Uncertainty cloaks latest match in England-Australia rivalry
OITA, Japan (AP) — Undercooked or fresh for the challenge ahead? That's the question hovering around England.
As for Australia, the main issue is this: Can a team known for pulling out a big...
England shuffles backline for RWC quarterfinal vs Australia
OITA, Japan (AP) — Owen Farrell has moved to flyhalf to replace George Ford and Henry Slade has been reunited in midfield with Manu Tuilangi as England reverted to its Six Nations combination in a...
Rugby World Cup down to eight teams, 4 to be named Thursday
TOKYO (AP) — And then there were eight. The Rugby World Cup gets down the quarterfinals on the weekend, and four of those teams are expected to name their 23-man squads on Thursday.
British family deported after illicit US border crossing
A British family that made an unauthorized crossing from Canada into the United States was deported Wednesday after nearly two weeks in federal custody, ending an ordeal that family members called...
Pogba ruled out of Liverpool game; De Gea major doubt
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says midfielder Paul Pogba has been ruled out of Sunday's Premier League game against Liverpool, while goalkeeper David De...
Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials
Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:
The London Evening Standard on racist chants and gestures during the football match between Bulgaria and...
Trump meets with parents of British teen killed in crash
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump met Tuesday with the parents of a British teenager who was killed in a car crash involving an American diplomat's wife.
Ex-soccer star Gascoigne denies train kiss had sexual intent
MIDDLESBROUGH, England (AP) — Former England soccer star Paul Gascoigne briefly wept in the witness box Tuesday as he denied any sexual intent when he kissed a female passenger on a...
UEFA leader wants ‘war on racists’ after English face abuse
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin urged governments to escalate the "war on the racists" to help soccer authorities eliminate them from stadiums after England players faced abuse in...
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President of Bulgarian soccer resigns after fan racism, loss
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Criticized around Europe for the racist behavior of Bulgarian fans and under pressure from the country's prime minister following a run of poor results, the president of the...
France flounders but frightens rivals in World Cup knockouts
While their campaigns often take on elements of a French farce, it's seldom a laughing matter to strike France in the knockout stages of a Rugby World Cup.
Owens, Barnes, Garces, Peyper to referee RWC quarterfinals
TOKYO (AP) — South Africa's Jaco Peyper will referee his 50th test but his first Rugby World Cup quarterfinal when he takes charge of the knockout match between Wales and France at Oita, Japan on...
Racist abuse, military salutes mar European qualifying
Racism and politics overshadowed results in European Championship qualifying on Monday as England's players were subjected to a barrage of racist abuse in Bulgaria and Turkey celebrated an...
England’s Euro qualifier in Bulgaria marred by racist abuse
SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — England's Football Association called on UEFA to take "very stringent" action after the country's European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria was stopped twice in the...
Ex-England midfielder Gascoigne on trial for sexual assault
LONDON (AP) — A prosecutor has alleged that former England midfielder Paul Gascoigne sexually assaulted a woman on a train by "forcibly and sloppily" planting an unwanted kiss on her...
NFL’s Week 6 starts with Panthers-Buccaneers in London
The Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers got the NFL off to an early start with their meeting in London.
The two NFC South rivals are playing Sunday at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the...
Pope canonizes John Henry Newman, 19th-century theologian
VATICAN CITY (AP) — With Prince Charles looking on, Pope Francis on Sunday canonized Cardinal John Henry Newman, praising the 19th-century Anglican convert who became an influential, unifying...
Late teen’s family wants US diplomat’s wife to lose immunity
LONDON (AP) — The parents of British teenager who was killed in a traffic accident involving an American diplomat's wife are planning a trip to the United States as they lobby for the woman's...
Flower leaves England cricket after 12 years
LONDON (AP) — Former head coach Andy Flower is leaving the England and Wales Cricket Board after 12 years.
The 51-year-old Zimbabwean was appointed England assistant coach to Peter Moores in...
Knife suspect detained under UK’s Mental Health Act
LONDON (AP) — Police said Saturday that a man who allegedly lunged at shoppers with a knife at a northwestern England mall has been detained under the Mental Health Act.
Bracing for impact at Rugby World Cup as typhoon nears Japan
TOKYO (AP) — With two games already canceled and the prospect of more disruptions as the worst typhoon of the year bears down on Japan, Rugby World Cup organizers have again outlined the plan to...
England loses 1st qualifier in decade, Ondrasek dream debut
PRAGUE (AP) — England lost a World Cup or European Championship qualifier for the first time in 10 years on Friday as FC Dallas forward Zdenek Ondrasek scored in his international debut for the...
Czechs stun England in Euro qualifying; France, Portugal win
It was a night of European soccer to forget for England, and one to remember for Andorra.
England conceded a late goal against the Czech Republic on Friday and paid the price with its first...
London weather welcomes Buccaneers on arrival in England
LONDON (AP) — After an overnight flight across the Atlantic Ocean and a few hours of rest, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quickly got their welcome-to-London moment.
Police arrest UK stabbing suspect on suspicion of terrorism
LONDON (AP) — A man wielding a large knife who allegedly lunged at shoppers and chased unarmed police in a northwestern England mall was arrested Friday on suspicion of terrorism.
Liverpool player gets 2-week ban for mocking Harry Kane
LONDON (AP) — A teenage Liverpool player was banned for two weeks on Friday for using a derogatory term during an abusive post on social media mocking Tottenham striker Harry Kane.
The Latest: UK stabbing suspect arrested on terror charge
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on stabbings at a shopping center in Manchester, England (all times local):
Police in northwestern England say a man held in connection with a series...
LONDON (AP) — British police arrest man held in Manchester shopping center stabbings on suspicion of committing act of terrorism.
Australia finishes group stage with 27-8 win over Georgia
SHIZUOKA, Japan (AP) — Michael Cheika didn't mind his Australia lineup finishing off the Rugby World Cup group stage with a rugged, attritional win over Georgia. He was already thinking of...
The Latest: Scotland rebuked by World Rugby
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Day 22 at the Rugby World Cup (all times local):
World Rugby has rebuked Scotland for trying to force Rugby World Cup organizers to guarantee its...