Soccer

UEFA to boost Women's Champions League with new group stage

UEFA is changing the Women's Champions League format to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer

Messi, US captain Rapinoe win Ballon d’Or awards

Lionel Messi won a record sixth Ballon d’Or while World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe earned the women’s prize in Paris

Playing catch up: Premier League round to air live in UK

Television viewers in the Premier League’s home market will get to watch a full round of games live for the first time this week

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Emery fired by Arsenal after team’s worst run in…

Unai Emery has been fired by Arsenal, 18 months after succeeding Arsene Wenger as manager of the Premier League club

Jury clears match commander in Hillsborough soccer disaster

The man in control of police operations at the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium tragedy was cleared by a jury of gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans in Britain’s worst sports disaster

AP Interview: Boxing champ Klitschko proud to be Ukrainian

AP Interview: Former heavyweight boxing champion turned philanthropist and management thinker Wladimir Klitschko praises his home country of Ukraine in a year when it has had a starring role in politics and on television in the United States

Man City owners expand worldwide portfolio with Mumbai deal

Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi ownership has expanded its portfolio of worldwide soccer clubs to eight by buying a majority stake in Indian Super League team Mumbai City FC.City Football Group says it has acquired 65% of the Indian club

Stastny's OT goal caps comeback, Vegas beats Predators 4-3

Max Pacioretty tied it with less than a second left in regulation and Paul Stastny scored at 1:52 of overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 comeback victory over the Nashville Predators

Luis Enrique: Moreno disloyal for wanting to…

Spain coach Luis Enrique says former assistant Robert Moreno was not loyal to him for wanting to stay as the national team’s manager during the 2020 European Championship

Klinsmann hired by Hertha Berlin 3 years after US…

Jürgen Klinsmann is back in coaching for the first time since he was fired by the United States in 2016

US private equity firm buys $500M stake in City ownership

A U.S. private equity firm has bought a $500-million stake in the Abu Dhabi-controlled ownership group that runs Manchester City and other soccer clubs around the world.

‘A betrayal’: Malmo fury as Ibrahimovic invests…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s legacy at boyhood Swedish team Malmo looks to be in tatters after he bought a stake of nearly 25% in one of its biggest rivals

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WADA panel recommends neutral status for Russia…

A key World Anti-Doping Agency panel has recommended Russian athletes be forced to compete as neutrals at next year’s Olympics in Tokyo and other major events

Mourinho back in Champs League, on charm…

Jose Mourinho has his first home game in charge of Tottenham against Olympiakos in the Champions League on Tuesday

Flamengo Copa victory celebration in Rio ends in clashes

Celebrations of Flamengo's victory in South America’s top soccer club competition came to an abrupt end in Rio de Janeiro when clashes erupted between a group of supporters and police

Mourinho makes winning start as Tottenham manager

Jose Mourinho made a winning start to life as Tottenham manager as his new team beat West Ham 3-2 for its first away victory in the Premier League in more than 10 months

UEFA fines Copenhagen for burning Smurf fan banner at Malmö

UEFA has fined Copenhagen 70,000 euros ($77,000) for incidents at a Europa League derby game against Malmö, including a fan banner of a burning Smurf cartoon character

President Trump meets with 22 college…

President Donald Trump has met with athletes and coaches from 22 collegiate national championship teams