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Arabs unite in celebration as Morocco advances in World Cup

Dec. 01, 2022 15:36 PM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — First Qatar was out, exiting the World Cup with the worst record of a host country. Then the Saudi national team's run ended, despite a historic upset against Argentina last week. Finally Tunisia was eliminated, after a dramatic victory against already-qualified France. ...

Riots in Belgium, Netherlands after Morocco win at World Cup

Nov. 27, 2022 15:55 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — Riots broke out in several Belgian and Dutch cities after Morocco’s 2-0 upset win over Belgium at the World Cup Sunday. Police detained about a dozen people after they deployed water cannons and fire tear gas to disperse crowds in Brussels and eight more in the...

Student charged in New Mexico campus shooting is released

Nov. 23, 2022 19:38 PM EST

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A University of New Mexico student was released from jail Wednesday after being accused of plotting with friends to confront a basketball player from a rival university, resulting in the shooting death of one UNM student and the wounding of the player. A...

Venezuelan baseball league condemns violence after 2 brawls

Nov. 20, 2022 22:03 PM EST

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan Professional Baseball League on Sunday condemned violence and unsportsmanlike conduct on the field after two incidents the day before, including one in which former two-time MLB all-star Asdrúbal Cabrera attacked a rival player as he celebrated a home...

Prosecutor: Witness told police UVA suspect targeted victims

Nov. 16, 2022 18:23 PM EST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — A witness who saw a University of Virginia student open fire onboard a bus returning from a field trip told police the gunman targeted specific victims — many of them football players — shooting one as he slept, a prosecutor said in court Wednesday. ...

EXPLAINER: Laws and customs in Qatar ahead of 2022 World Cup

Nov. 09, 2022 01:31 AM EST

Over a million sports fans will go to Qatar for the World Cup in November and December, a spectacle that typically turns host countries into a nonstop party. But this year may be different. The tiny, conservative Muslim nation may show little tolerance for the booze-fueled...

Tussles in stadium tunnels a throwback issue in older venues

Nov. 04, 2022 14:18 PM EDT

Michigan Stadium is one of the few places left in American sports where the home and visiting teams use the same tunnel to enter and exit the field, a design popular in venues built in the early 20th century but rare now. Separate tunnels lead to and from the locker rooms in most...

No. 14 Illinois hosts downtrodden Michigan State

Nov. 03, 2022 15:57 PM EDT

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Illinois has been the surprise of the year in the Big Ten after seizing control of the Big Ten West and winning six straight games. The No. 14 Illini (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) start November against one of the league's shock disappointments when Michigan State (3-5,...

3 arrested after soccer fans invade pitch, clash in Cyprus

Oct. 31, 2022 08:43 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Three individuals were arrested after opposing groups totaling about 30 people invaded the pitch during a top-flight soccer match in Cyprus and hurled rocks and flares at each other, police said Monday. Police said in a statement the individuals in custody,...

A look at some of the world's major crowd disasters

Oct. 29, 2022 16:17 PM EDT

At least 146 people were killed and 150 more were injured as they were crushed by a large crowd pushing forward on a narrow street during Halloween festivities in the capital of Seoul, South Korea. Here a look at some of the major crowd disasters around the world in recent decades: ...