June 3, 2015

South African sports minister says $10 million payment was ‘categorically’ not a bribe

By Lynsey Chutel And Gerald Imray THE ASSOCIATED PRESS JOHANNESBURG _ South Africa’s sports minister “categorically” denied on Wednesday that the $10 million paid to former […]
June 2, 2015

FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele accepts Canadian call up in advance of Gold Cup

By Neil Davidson THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ FC Dallas forward Tesho Akindele has accepted a call-up from Canada. The Calgary-born Akindele, who also has U.S. […]
June 2, 2015

England drops senior players Bell, Ballance, Anderson, Broad, looks to future in ODI squad

LEEDS, England (AP) _ England has dropped senior players Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and James Anderson from its one-day squad for the five-match series against […]
June 2, 2015

South American official says next year’s Copa America in United States in ‘question’

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) _ South American soccer’s second most powerful official says the bribery scandal surrounding FIFA puts in “question” next year’s Centennial Copa America tournament […]
June 2, 2015

FIFA says secretary general Valcke not behind $10 million payment in US corruption probe

ZURICH (AP) _ FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke was not involved in the $10 million payment mentioned in the U.S. corruption probe rocking soccer’s governing body, FIFA […]
May 28, 2015

Former sprinter Bailey expecting big things from Canadian sprinters at Pan Ams

By Gregory Strong THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO _ Former Olympic 100-metre champion Donovan Bailey knows just how important the support of a home crowd can be […]
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 […]