- FIFA president says Leicester proves fairytales are possible Updated: Apr-28-16 9:30 am
BANGKOK - FIFA President Gianni Infantino visited the headquarters of Leicester's ownership company on Thursday and said the club's Premier League title run shows that fairytales are still possible.
- North Carolina now on clock to respond in NCAA academic case Updated: Apr-27-16 5:39 pm
CHAPEL HILL, North Carolina - North Carolina is preparing for the next step toward a long-awaited resolution in the multi-year case centered around its academic fraud scandal.
- Olympic skating scandal official in 4-man race to lead ISU Updated: Apr-27-16 4:39 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland - A French official who was suspended in the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic figure skating judging scandal is running in the International Skating Union's presidential election.
- Wimbledon prize money increased by 5 percent for 2016 Updated: Apr-26-16 12:38 pm
LONDON - This year's men's and women's singles champions at Wimbledon will each receive nearly $3 million, as the Grand Slam tournament increases overall prize money by 5 percent.
- Ash bringing order back to Rutgers' scandal marred football Updated: Apr-24-16 1:02 pm
PISCATAWAY, New Jersey - Whenever Julian Pinnix-Odrick sees Chris Ash in the hallways of Rutgers' football center, the fifth-year senior tells his first-year coach that it's OK to smile.
- Tennis Integrity Unit says 48 betting alerts in 1st quarter Updated: Apr-22-16 2:04 pm
LONDON - World tennis' anti-corruption unit says it received alerts of unusual or suspicious betting on 48 matches between January and March, including one at the Australian Open.
- Uruguay: Former FIFA official ordered to house arrest Updated: Apr-21-16 8:14 pm
MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay - A former top FIFA official caught up in a U.S. investigation of corruption in international soccer has won an appeal and been ordered to be detained in house arrest in his native Uruguay.
- Blatter claims role in trying to remove African president Updated: Apr-21-16 12:47 pm
ZURICH - Reveling in his international diplomacy role, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed he was asked by Switzerland's foreign ministry last year to help persuade an African president to leave office.
- Attorney: NCAA also deserves blame in UNC fraud scandal Updated: Apr-19-16 7:39 pm
WINSTON-SALEM, North Carolina - An attorney representing two ex-North Carolina athletes says the school and NCAA are both responsible for UNC's long-running academic fraud scandal that he says denied athletes a quality education.
- Turkey: 38 arrested for 'framing' Fenerbahce officials Updated: Apr-19-16 5:10 am
ANKARA, Turkey - Turkish authorities on Tuesday detained 38 people suspected of "framing" soccer team Fenerbahce's players and directors in a match-fixing investigation in 2011, as the government pressed ahead with a crackdown on supporters of a U.S.-based Muslim cleric.
- Blatter angered by claim he was silent about FIFA corruption Updated: Apr-15-16 5:43 pm
BASEL, Switzerland - Sepp Blatter says it was "not acceptable" to be accused at a public event Friday that he stayed silent while likely knowing that senior FIFA officials were corrupt.
- FIFA adviser: Strip nations of World Cups over rights abuses Updated: Apr-14-16 11:07 am
World Cups should be removed from countries failing to eradicate human rights abuses, a report commissioned by FIFA in response to concerns about the mistreatment of workers in Qatar said Thursday.
- Embattled Brazilian football boss Del Nero takes job back Updated: Apr-12-16 4:29 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - The head of Brazil's football confederation has returned to his job after a three-month leave, despite facing charges in the wide-ranging FIFA scandal.
- Former FIFA soccer official pleads guilty in bribery scandal Updated: Apr-11-16 1:14 pm
NEW YORK - A former vice president of soccer's international governing body pleaded guilty to four conspiracy counts Monday in the sweeping FIFA bribery scandal.
- Olympic champion walkers in Russian team after doping bans Updated: Apr-11-16 10:18 am
MOSCOW - Three Olympic champion race walkers have returned to the Russian national team after serving doping bans.
- IAAF dismisses Athletics Kenya CEO's challenge Updated: Apr-08-16 11:24 am
NAIROBI, Kenya - The IAAF's ethics board on Friday rejected an appeal from the CEO of Kenya's track and field federation against his provisional suspension for allegedly soliciting bribes from two athletes.
- Rio Mayor: City Olympic preparations not touched by scandal Updated: Apr-07-16 3:38 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO - Rio de Janeiro's preparations for South America's first Olympics have not been implicated in the spreading corruption scandal that grips Brazil, Mayor Eduardo Paes said on Thursday.
- FIFA ethics judge Damiani resigns while under suspicion Updated: Apr-06-16 3:11 pm
GENEVA - Under suspicion in the fallout from the global offshore accounts investigation, Uruguayan lawyer Juan Pedro Damiani resigned as a FIFA ethics judge on Wednesday.
- Swiss police raid UEFA over TV deal with indicted executives Updated: Apr-06-16 2:51 pm
GENEVA - UEFA was raided by Swiss police on Wednesday and handed over evidence of a Champions League television rights contract with an offshore marketing agency implicated in the FIFA bribery scandal.
- Patriots fans sue NFL over team's 'Deflategate' punishment Updated: Apr-06-16 11:54 am
BOSTON - A group of New England Patriots fans have sued the NFL in an effort to recover the first-round draft pick taken from the team as punishment for the "Deflategate" scandal.
- FIFA head Infantino defends reputation after media reports Updated: Apr-05-16 6:47 pm
GENEVA - FIFA President Gianni Infantino has defended his reputation after reports that he signed a Champions League broadcasting contract in 2006 with an offshore registered marketing agency implicated last year in the FIFA bribery scandal.
- Match-fixing prosecutor seeks 6-month sentence for Conte Updated: Apr-05-16 11:00 am
CREMONA, Italy - A prosecutor requested a suspended six-month match-fixing sentence for current Italy coach and future Chelsea manager Antonio Conte on Tuesday.
- Conte hired to revitalize Chelsea while facing fixing case Updated: Apr-04-16 3:37 pm
LONDON - Chelsea has turned to another manager renowned for his abrasive temperament as Jose Mourinho's successor.
- 12 Hungary players, coach, organizers guilty of match-fixing Updated: Mar-30-16 11:56 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - A Hungarian court has handed out suspended prison sentences, bans and fines to 12 soccer players, a coach and the two organizers of match-fixing incidents which took place from 2007-2009 involving Budapest's REAC team.