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Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

May. 25, 2019 8:49 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi — who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned...

Timing right for France to make impression on big stage

May. 24, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

France has an opportunity to translate dominance at the European club level to success on the World Cup stage. With a highly experienced and skilled team, host France will be among the favorites at the women's tournament kicking off next month, and that suits coach Corinne Diacre just fine. She is happy...

Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women's soccer not treated equally

May. 24, 2019 6:31 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment. "They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge change at all,"...

Sinclair says she's been waiting for this Canadian team

May. 24, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

While Christine Sinclair edges closer to the all-time international goals record, her team will be chasing a title. Fifth-ranked Canada embarks on its Women's World Cup quest in France with its captain sitting at 181 career goals — four away from breaking former U.S. star Abby Wambach's global record...

US faces greater challenges this time around at World Cup

May. 24, 2019 4:55 PM EDT

The U.S. women's national team is well aware the rest of the world is catching up. Long dominant on the international stage, the No. 1-ranked Americans are heading to France for the Women's World Cup with any number of teams potentially in position to topple the defending champions. Among the challengers are host...

Terror probe after 'low force' blast in French city of Lyon

May. 24, 2019 4:52 PM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — A "low force" blast hit a busy pedestrian street Friday in the French city of Lyon, injuring seven people as it shattered the glass from a refrigerated shop cooler in a bakery, a local official said. France's anti-terrorist office opened an inquiry into the blast and the anti-terrorism...

FIFA restoring 'corruption' to ethics code after criticism

May. 24, 2019 1:32 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — FIFA is restoring the offense of "corruption" to its code of ethics, almost one year after facing criticism over the symbolic removal of the term. The Associated Press has seen a proposal that will be presented to the FIFA Council meeting next month showing section 27 will become "Bribery and...

USSF, promoter clash in court over international matches

May. 23, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a promoter asked a judge to order the U.S. Soccer Federation to sanction international league matches in the United States. The USSF last month denied an application by Relevent Sports, a company owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, to have Ecuador's Barcelona and...

Seeking more respect, superstar Hegerberg out of World Cup

May. 23, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

With a no-nonsense look etched on her face, Ada Hegerberg stares straight into the camera and says: "Now it's time for action." It's fitting the Norwegian superstar was chosen as the face of a recently launched campaign aimed at improving the profile and standards in women's soccer. Not just because, as the first...

Seattle's Chad Marshall announces retirement due to injuries

May. 22, 2019 6:00 PM EDT

TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Three-time MLS defender of the year Chad Marshall announced his retirement due to injury on Wednesday, bringing an end to a 16-year career that included stints with the Columbus Crew and Seattle Sounders. Marshall's last game for Seattle was on May 4 against Minnesota United, after...