Soccer

FIFA closes case of alleged racism in U17 World Cup final

FIFA has closed an investigation into a Spain player allegedly racially abusing an England opponent in the Under-17 World Cup final

5 things... Salah one off Suarez's Liverpool…

Mohamed Salah is one off equalling Luiz Suarez's record of 31 goals in a single season for Liverpool - here are 5 things you need to know ahead of the weekend's Premier League action.

Cossacks on horseback enlisted to guard World Cup in Russia

About 200 Cossacks will be drafted in to provide security at World Cup games in Russia

Chelsea won't copy Everton's manager survey

Antonio Conte said it would not be a good idea for Chelsea to copy Everton by sending a survey to their fans to rate the manager and coaching staff.

Neymar says he'll be well rested when World Cup starts

Brazil's Neymar expects to reach the World Cup in Russia in better shape than he was before his foot injury

'I just played my game' - LeBron on game-winning…

LeBron James dismissed the idea that he was deliberately more assertive than usual in the Cleveland Cavaliers' 100-97 victory over the Indiana Pacers.

FIFA charges World Cup host Russia for fan racism

FIFA has charged World Cup host Russia with fan racism less than two months before the tournament begins

Red Bull releases new line of drinks in North Carolina

LeBron hails post-season experience in new-look…

LeBron James believes the Cleveland Cavaliers' new lineup will be more successful because of their familiarity and experience in the NBA Playoffs.

Russian prosecutors reveal plot to disrupt World Cup

Russia's chief prosecutor says law enforcement agencies have thwarted an alleged plot by right-wing soccer fans to derail events of the World Cup this summer

I know how to win titles...I've won eight…

Jose Mourinho insisted he still knows how to win titles and said Manchester United should have 10 more points than they achieved this season.

AP Exclusive: Morocco World Cup bid masks…

A FIFA task force arrived in Morocco on Monday to assess a World Cup bid that obscures one potential impediment to hosting the 2026 soccer showpiece: Homosexuality is a criminal offense in the north African country

Man United have improved...but they can get…

Jose Mourinho agreed that Manchester United have improved compared to last season but insisted his side can be even better.

Ambitious Wolves dreaming big after sealing EPL return

Wolverhampton Wanderers has sealed a return to the English Premier League after a six-year absence in a promotion push that has been funded in China, masterminded in Portugal and realized in an industrial city in central England

Emery unsure over Neymar return date

Unai Emery can't set a firm date for Neymar's return after PSG beat Caen

Carroll equalizes late as West Ham holds Stoke to…

Andy Carroll scored a 90th-minute equalizer soon after coming off the bench to earn West Ham a 1-1 draw against Stoke, which was denied a vital win in its bid to escape relegation from the English Premier League

Coupe de France final historic for both sides…

Unai Emery says the Coupe de France final will be special for his team and not just Les Herbiers

Mourinho set to drop big names after latest…

Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho will drop some of the high-profile players who gifted the English Premier League title to Manchester City at the weekend.

I didn't need to sign Kepa - Zidane

Zinedine Zidane says there was no need for Real to signing impressive Bilbao goalkeeper Kepa in January after the two sides draw in La Liga

Bizarre penalty helps Mainz in Bundesliga relegation battle

Pablo de Blasis scored twice - the first a penalty during the interval - for Mainz to beat relegation rival Freiburg 2-0 amid fresh protests against Monday night games in the Bundesliga

Champions League can redefine our season - Zidane

Zinedine Zidane says the Champions League can transform their season after more dropped points in La Liga