May 28, 2015

Defiant soccer chief resists calls to resign, pledges to restore trust in FIFA amid scandals

By Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH _ As defiant as ever, Sepp Blatter resisted calls to resign as FIFA president Thursday and deflected blame for […]
May 28, 2015

Scotiabank to review CONCACAF sponsorship following corruption charges

CALGARY _ One of Canada’s largest banks says it will review its involvement in sponsoring CONCACAF in the wake of corruption allegations against senior FIFA officials. […]
May 28, 2015

Bundles of cash: South Africa’s winning 2010 World Cup bid tarnished by bribery allegations

By Gerald Imray THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STELLENBOSCH, South Africa _ When South Africa won the right to host Africa’s first World Cup, it was seen as […]
May 27, 2015

Fast times, stripped Olympic medal, miscommunication at meet lead to wild month for Gatlin

By Pat Graham THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Within a matter of days this month, Justin Gatlin had an Olympic relay silver medal stripped, shattered his personal-best mark […]
May 27, 2015

Failed Australian bid to host 2022 World Cup questioned again with new FIFA controversy

By Dennis Passa THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Australia spent about $40 million in an attempt to host the 2022 World Cup, an ultimately futile bid which received […]
May 27, 2015

Zimbabwe captain Chigumbura suspended for 2 ODIs, players fined for slow bowling

LAHORE, Pakistan (AP)  _ Zimbabwe captain Elton Chigumbura will miss the rest of the one-day international series against Pakistan after being suspended for two matches for […]
May 27, 2015

Ex FIFA VP Jack Warner arrested in Trinidad, granted $395,000 bail in US corruption case

By Tony Fraser THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad _ Police said former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner would spend Wednesday night in jail after surrendering to face […]
May 26, 2015

Chiefs begin OTAs without All Pro LB Justin Houston, who seeks long term contract

By Herbie Teope THE ASSOCIATED PRESS KANSAS CITY, Mo. _ The Chiefs kicked off the third phase of the off-season workout program Tuesday with the first […]
May 26, 2015

England appoints Australian Trevor Bayliss as new cricket coach, starting with the Ashes

By Jack Bezants THE ASSOCIATED PRESS LONDON _ England hired Trevor Bayliss as its new head cricket coach on Tuesday, and the Australian’s first task will […]
May 26, 2015

Debate on whether to expand 32 team World Cup becomes battleground in FIFA presidential poll

By Rob Harris And Graham Dunbar THE ASSOCIATED PRESS ZURICH _ The future of the $5 billion World Cup has become a key battleground in the […]
May 26, 2015

Usain Bolt wins 200 in 20.13 in cold at the Golden Spike in 1st race in Europe ahead of worlds

By Karel Janicek THE ASSOCIATED PRESS OSTRAVA, Czech Republic _ Usain Bolt cruised to victory in the 200 metres race at the Golden Spike meet on […]
May 25, 2015

FRENCH OPEN LOOKAHEAD: Nadal, Djokovic, Serena Williams, Bouchard finally play in 1st round

By Howard Fendrich THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PARIS _ Two most-talked-about men at this year’s French Open, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic, finally play their first matches […]