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New 48-team World Cup format fails to impress Poland coach

Dec. 03, 2022 11:36 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The high drama of split-screen tension during simultaneous matches in the final set of World Cup group games is now a thing of the past. The next tournament in 2026 will feature 48 teams — 16 more than this year in Qatar — and use a different format that will...

LA Galaxy president suspended, team fined for hidden pay

Dec. 02, 2022 17:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LA Galaxy President Chris Klein was suspended and the team fined $1 million by Major League Soccer on Friday for undisclosed payments involving Argentine winger Cristian Pavón in 2019. MLS stripped the team of $1 million in future general allocation money and said...

Browns QB Watson returns from suspension to face former team

Dec. 01, 2022 18:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — When Deshaun Watson returns to the field Sunday, it will be in the same stadium where he played his last game 700 days ago. The disgraced quarterback will make his debut for the Cleveland Browns (4-7) against his former team, the Houston Texans (1-9-1), in his return...

Browns QB Watson only talks football after NFL suspension

Dec. 01, 2022 17:10 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson didn't address the accusations or reasons behind his time away from the Browns. No discussion. No reflection. On the verge of his first regular-season game in nearly two years, Watson stayed clear of more controversy. Cleveland's new...

Schools increasingly giving disgraced coaches second chances

Dec. 01, 2022 15:24 PM EST

The questions came one after another the moment Xavier announced it was bringing back Sean Miller, its former and wildly successful basketball coach. The guy who had been fired by Arizona and left in his wake multiple NCAA violations. Most of them were of the variety of: “What were...

UEFA opens investigation into Juventus as club's woes grow

Dec. 01, 2022 14:37 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Juventus’ off-the-field problems keep on worsening in a scandal reverberating through Italian soccer. UEFA opened an investigation into Juventus on Thursday, hours after it was revealed that the Turin prosecutor’s office had requested indictments for former...

Lampkin leads balanced TCU past Providence 75-62

Nov. 30, 2022 23:01 PM EST

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Eddie Lampkin scored 16 points and grabbed 12 rebounds TCU pulled away from Providence for a 75-62 win in the Big East-Big 12 Battle on Wednesday night. The Horned Frogs (6-1) put six players in double figures, including Damion Baugh, who made his season...

Deshaun Watson practicing, not talking ahead of Browns debut

Nov. 30, 2022 17:39 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — As Deshaun Watson walked toward his locker, staying behind the sizable media contingent awaiting his first interview in three months, Browns linebacker Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah spotted his teammate. “There he goes right now if you want to flip the camera on...

FIFA says rainbow items are allowed at World Cup stadiums

Nov. 30, 2022 04:14 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — One day after Iran and Wales were eliminated at the World Cup, FIFA finally gave a public assurance Wednesday that rainbow items and banners supporting protests in Iran will be allowed into stadiums. Stadium security staff organized by Qatari authorities had...

Hugh Freeze asks Auburn fans for 'chance to earn your trust'

Nov. 29, 2022 16:26 PM EST

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Hugh Freeze's checkered past in the Southeastern Conference means he'll have to win more than just games. He'll also have to win over Auburn fans. Freeze's return to the league more than five years after his scandal-plagued exit was greeted by considerable...