Pope tenderly kissed on forehead by man in…

Well-wishers at Pope Francis' weekly audience have thrust soccer T-shirts, flowers and many a wailing baby into his arms. On Wednesday, Francis received a long, tender kiss planted on his forehead by a man in one of the front-row seats reserved for ailing or disabled people

Rory McIlroy delivers strong rejection to…

Rory McIlroy is the first player to publicly reject the idea of the Premier Golf League

Portugal leaders rally around racially abused…

The president and the prime minister of Portugal have added their voices to a national outcry over racist abuse aimed at a black FC Porto soccer player who walked off the field after hearing monkey chants

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Reyna at 17 becomes youngest American in…

Gio Reyna became the youngest American to appear in the Champions League and assisted on the go-ahead goal, helping Dortmund beat Paris-Saint Germain 2-1 in the first leg of the round of 16

Gregg, former Man United player and Munich hero…

Former Manchester United goalkeeper Harry Gregg has died at the age of 87

Bundesliga clubs top 4 billion euros in revenue for 1st time

Germany’s Bundesliga remains in good financial health with the top-division clubs generating more than 4 billion euros ($4.33 billion) in revenue for the first time last season

Teammates appear to stop Marega leaving after racist abuse

FC Porto striker Moussa Marega, who tried to walk off the field after being the target of racist abuse from fans, has faced apparent attempts by his own teammates and opposition players to prevent him from leaving

Spurs boost Champions League bid, Arsenal ends…

Jose Mourinho's Tottenham has moved up to fifth place in the Premier League standings after Son Heung-min's stoppage-time strike secured a 3-2 victory at Aston Villa

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Analysis: Man City stained by scandal, mired in uncertainty

Manchester City is facing considerable uncertainty after being banned from the Champions League for two seasons

Barcelona's Twitter accounts hacked after team's league win

Barcelona's Twitter accounts have been hacked after the team's 2-1 home win over Getafe in the Spanish league

Unbeaten Liverpool 25 points clear after winning…

Winning five of the remaining 12 games will guarantee Liverpool the end of its 30-year title drought

UEFA bans Man City from Champions League for 2…

UEFA has banned Manchester City from the Champions League for two seasons for “serious breaches” of financial regulations

Transgender woman poised to make Argentine soccer history

Dozens of trophies, balls and cups sit on two worn, wooden shelves in the small home in a Buenos Aires suburb of Mara Gómez, who is poised to become the first transgender woman to play professional soccer in Argentina

Man gets prison for selling fatal drugs to billionaire's son

An Ohio man was sentenced to 15 years in a federal prison for selling cocaine laced with heroin and fentanyl to a Greek billionaire's son who was found dead in a Cleveland hotel room

Dictionary adds controversial definition for…

An alternative meaning for a controversial anti-Semitic epithet often used by fans of English soccer club Tottenham has been included in a list of new entries in a leading dictionary of British English

Juventus extends partnership with Allianz in 100M euro deal

Juventus has extended its sponsorship agreement with Allianz

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US soccer men's union says women's pay should be…

The U.S. men's national team urged the U.S. Soccer Federation to sharply increase pay of the American women and accused the governing body of making low-ball offers in negotiations with the men

Cyprus court detains club president, referee in fixing probe

A Cypriot court on Wednesday ordered the detention of a soccer club president and a referee for eight days as police investigate allegations that the two men were involved in fixing the outcome of a second-division match

Klinsmann quits as Hertha Berlin coach, leaves…

Jürgen Klinsmann has resigned as coach of Hertha Berlin after only nine Bundesliga games