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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, Paris Saint Germain owner Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi waves to teams fans at the end of their soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England. Qatari soccer and television executive Nasser al-Khelaifi will go on trial starting Sept. 14, 2020 in Switzerland in September, implicated in providing a holiday villa to a FIFA official linked to a World Cup broadcasting deal. The court has listed 10 days in September to hear the case against al-Khelaifi, former top FIFA official Jerome Valcke and another broadcasting executive who was not identified. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)

Swiss court puts Qatari on trial in soccer case next week

Sep. 11, 2020 12:31 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland’s federal criminal court on Monday, Nasser al-Khelaifi will become the first Qatari to stand trial almost six years after FIFA asked prosecutors to investigate the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Al-Khelaifi, the president of Champions League finalist Paris...

Bosnia Herzegovina's Edin Dzeko, right, and Italy's  Nicolo Barella vie for the ball during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Italy and Bosnia Herzegovina, at the Artemio Franchi Stadium in Florence, Italy, Friday, Sept. 4, 2020. (Massimo Paolone/LaPresse via AP)

Italy's winning streak ends at 11 after draw with Bosnia

Sep. 4, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Edin Džeko’s goal helped Bosnia-Herzegovina hold Italy to a 1-1 draw in the UEFA Nations League on Friday, ending the Azzurri’s record winning streak at 11. Džeko, who plays his club football with Roma and is therefore no stranger to Italy, put Bosnia ahead near the...

Naomi Osaka, of Japan, wears a mask in honor of Breonna Taylor before her match against Misaki Doi, of Japan, during the first round of the US Open tennis championships, Monday, Aug. 31, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

The Latest: Notre Dame-Wake Forest game moved from Charlotte

Sep. 2, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Wake Forest says its Sept. 26 football game against No. 10 Notre Dame will move from Charlotte, North Carolina, to the Demon Deacons’ home field in Winston-Salem. The school announced the move Wednesday. A day earlier,...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 4, 2006 filer, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates his side's first goal by teammate Fabio Grosso in the extra time of the semifinal World Cup soccer match between Germany and Italy in Dortmund, Germany. World Cup winner Pirlo was named Thursday, July 30, 2020, coach of Juventus’ under-23 team, which plays in Serie C. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Pirlo hired to replace fired Sarri at Juventus

Aug. 8, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo was named Juventus’ new coach on Saturday, hours after Maurizio Sarri was fired. Pirlo was given a two-year contract, Juventus announced. Sarri was fired after his first season in charge ended with the team’s Champions League exit. Despite...