AP Source: Altered doping data could restart Russian scandal
The Russian anti-doping agency could face suspension again based on information indicating data from the Moscow drug-testing lab had been manipulated before being delivered to the World...
At the 16th try, Bournemouth finally beats Southampton away
SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — At the 16th attempt, Bournemouth finally earned a victory at the home of south-coast rival Southampton.
Cagliari wins 1st home match since racist Lukaku chants
CAGLIARI, Sardinia (AP) — Playing at home for the first time since a match marred by racist chants, Cagliari beat Genoa 3-1 in Serie A on Friday.
Willett, Rahm share 2nd-round lead at Wentworth
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — A fast start by Danny Willett and a sublime finish by Jon Rahm helped them into a tie for the second-round lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth on...
Hamilton tops 2nd practice at Singapore GP
SINGAPORE (AP) — Mercedes driver Lewis Hamilton was fastest in Friday's second practice at the Singapore Grand Prix in an early indication the Formula One championship leader will be tough to beat...
Osasuna draws 0-0 with Betis to stay unbeaten in league
PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — Osasuna drew 0-0 with Real Betis at home on Friday to remain undefeated in its first season back in the Spanish league.
AP Interview: Serie A CEO cites ‘billion’ lost to TV piracy
ROME (AP) — The accumulated damage to Italian soccer by illegal television streaming services is "well beyond a billion euros," according to Serie A's CEO.
Center-back shortage hands Guardiola new dilemma in defense
First it was having a quartet of aging full backs unable to deliver on his demands. Then it was going eight months without a genuine left back.
AC Milan announces internal anti-racism task force
MILAN (AP) — AC Milan has announced it will establish an internal task force to address racism in Italian football.
The club says the task force will be supported by "an external...
Federer wins doubles with Zverev, Europe leads in Laver Cup
GENEVA (AP) — Roger Federer teamed up with Alexander Zverev in doubles to lift Europe into a commanding 3-1 lead over the world team on the first day of the Laver Cup on Friday.
Byeong Hun An leads storm-delayed Mississippi tour event
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Byeong Hun An was making so many birdies in the Sanderson Farms Championship he worried the storms would cost him momentum.
World Cup star Plunkett misses out on England contract
LONDON (AP) — Two months after playing a key role in England's Cricket World Cup triumph, Liam Plunkett has missed out on getting a white-ball central contract for the 2019-20...
Amine Harit leads Schalke to 3rd consecutive Bundesliga win
GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Amine Harit scored a late winner and set up the other goal as Schalke beat Mainz 2-1 Friday for the side's third consecutive Bundesliga win.
Former Levante coach denies match-fixing in Spanish court
MADRID (AP) — Former Levante coach Luis García Plaza has told a court that he had no knowledge of an alleged scheme to fix a Spanish league game involving his team and Real Zaragoza.
Juventus revenues and losses rise in Ronaldo’s 1st season
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus' revenues increased by more than 100 million euros in Cristiano Ronaldo's first season with the club but losses doubled due in part to the five-time Ballon d'Or...
Medvedev beats Rublev to reach St. Petersburg semis
ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Daniil Medvedev is eyeing his fifth final in two months after beating fellow Russian Andrei Rublev 6-4, 7-5 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the St. Petersburg...
UEFA charges Porto for fans’ racial abuse in Europa League
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA charged Porto on Friday with racist behavior by fans at a Europa League game, in the latest allegation of an opponent's black player being verbally abused while...
Russian anti-doping CEO says track ban won’t be lifted soon
MOSCOW (AP) — The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency predicted Friday that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships.
Olympic champion faces army reprimand for White House photo
BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Olympic cycling champion Nino Schurter faces being reprimanded by the Swiss Army after posting a photo on social media showing his bare bottom with the White House in the...
The Latest: Japan beats Russia 30-10 in World Cup opener
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Winger Kotaro Matsushima became the first Japan player to score a hat trick of...
Russian anti-doping CEO says track team set to miss worlds
MOSCOW (AP) — The CEO of the Russian anti-doping agency has predicted that the country's track team won't be reinstated in time for the upcoming world athletics championships.
Soccer authorities meet with Twitter over racist abuse
LONDON (AP) — English soccer authorities say they have had a "productive and positive" meeting with representatives from Twitter in the wake of black players receiving racist abuse on the...
Ireland aim to show Scotland who is No 1 in World Cup opener
TOKYO (AP) — Poised to lose the No. 1 ranking, Ireland can remind fans of its quality when it faces Scotland in their Rugby World Cup opener on Sunday in Yokohama.
Verstappen fastest in first practice for Singapore GP
SINGAPORE (AP) — Red Bull driver Max Verstappen posted the fastest time in Friday's first practice session for the Singapore Grand Prix.
Verstappen was 0.167 seconds quicker than Ferrari's...
Scotland at full strength for Ireland in World Cup opener
YOKOHAMA, Japan (AP) — Scotland finally brought all of its biggest names together to face Ireland in their opening Rugby World Cup match on Sunday in Yokohama.
Ireland rules out Kearney, Earls for Cup opener v Scotland
TOKYO (AP) — Injured British and Irish Lions backs Rob Kearney and Keith Earls weren't risked by Ireland and won't play against Scotland in their Rugby World Cup opener on Sunday in...
Italy’s Parisse set for record-equaling 5th Rugby World Cup
OSAKA, Japan (AP) — Sergio Parisse's run at the Rugby World Cup has been more like a marathon than a sprint.
The 36-year-old backrower will join his former teammate Mauro Bergamasco and...
Jones and England ready for World Cup ‘roller-coaster’
SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — Eddie Jones isn't as comfortable as you might think on his return to Japan for the Rugby World Cup.
In fact, the England coach is expecting a roller-coaster ride and is...
The Latest: Morath aiming for Tonga record against England
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on the opening day of the Rugby World Cup in Japan (all times local):
Tonga head coach Toutai Kefu has included seven British-based players including...
Arsenal, Man United open Europa League with wins
Arsenal and Manchester United both relied on a teenager to get their Europa League campaigns off to a winning start on Thursday.
Arsenal, last year's finalist, saw 18-year-old winger Bukayo...
Rooney wants another trip to MLS playoffs before going home
As his Major League Soccer career draws to a close and he prepares to return home to England, Wayne Rooney would like one more shot at the playoffs.
AP Interview: Kaka urges Neymar to stay at PSG, lead CL push
LONDON (AP) — From lifting the World Cup to being named the world's best player, Kaka ascended the highs Neymar is still chasing.
So after more tumult in Neymar's career, Kaka has some...
Federer, McEnroe push for Laver Cup’s place in team tennis
GENEVA (AP) — Team events are having quite the resurgence on the men's tennis circuit, with three different competitions scheduled in the next four months. What's still unclear, though, is whether...
Barcelona says it will surpass 1 billion euros in revenue
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says it will become the first sports team in the world to surpass 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) in revenue this season.
McIlroy stumbles to 4-over 76, Wallace leads at Wentworth
VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — Rory McIlroy made six bogeys and a double bogey in his last 11 holes to shoot 4-over 76 at the BMW PGA Championship, leaving the world No. 2 already 11 strokes off...
Saudi owner of Sheffield United discusses Bin Laden links
SHEFFIELD, England (AP) — The Saudi prince who has taken full control of Premier League club Sheffield United says he would be happy to do business with the family of Osama bin Laden, insisting it...
Alleged hacker faces 154 charges in Football Leaks case
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Portuguese prosecutors are bringing 154 charges against an alleged local hacker they believe is linked to the publication of internal documents that embarrassed top...
Beardsley banned from soccer for 8 months for racism
LONDON (AP) — Former England and Newcastle forward Peter Beardsley has been suspended from all soccer-related activity for eight months after being found guilty of making racist comments toward...
Atlético, Real Madrid and Barcelona struggle early on
MADRID (AP) — There's work to do for top Spanish clubs after their Champions League group openers.
Atlético Madrid needs to fix its defense, Barcelona its attack, and Real Madrid has to...
What to watch in Europe’s top soccer leagues this weekend
What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend:
Chelsea has conceded on average more than two goals a game under new manager Frank Lampard this season, and...
FIFA boss hopeful Iran will lift ban on women soccer fans
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has raised hopes that Iran will lift a ban on women entering soccer stadiums before a World Cup qualifying game next month.
US keeps top spot in FIBA men’s world rankings; Spain No. 2
USA Basketball has kept its No. 1 spot in the FIBA world men's rankings, even after a disappointing seventh-place showing in the World Cup that ended earlier this week.
All Blacks embrace doubt about outcome vs Springboks
TOKYO (AP) — The All Blacks love to make history. Not so much when history is made against them.
New Zealand's proud record of winning every one of its Rugby World Cup pool games over 32...
England the likely destination for Norway’s hottest new star
Mention the name "Haaland" to the average soccer fan, particularly someone from England, and thoughts might go back to one of the most vicious fouls ever committed in the Premier...
Germany keeps falling in FIFA rankings led by Belgium
ZURICH (AP) — Germany fell one place to No. 16 in the latest FIFA world rankings, which are still led by Belgium.
As the 11th highest ranked European team, 2014 World Cup winner Germany...
Hamilton looking to extend F1 lead at Singapore Grand Prix
SINGAPORE (AP) — Lewis Hamilton aims to turn up the heat in his bid for a sixth Formula One championship at this weekend's Singapore Grand Prix.
Japan the center of attention in 1st Rugby World Cup in Asia
TOKYO (AP) — The first Rugby World Cup in Asia starts Friday in Tokyo, another sport out to tap a giant region that's in the midst of playing host to three straight Olympics and world...
Woods part of ‘Japan Skins’ game to be shown live worldwide
Tiger Woods is playing another skins game with two big differences. This one is in Japan and will be broadcast live around the world by Discovery-owned GOLFTV.
Kovalev eager to take on Canelo Alvarez at light heavyweight
Sergey Kovalev was considered by some to be washed up after he lost two straight fights to Andre Ward, the second by knockout. He got stopped again a few fights later, then had to rally in his...