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Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins in Madrid

Dec. 9, 2018 7:54 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Madrid turned into Buenos Aires for a night Sunday, with tens of thousands of Argentine fans transforming Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu into a stadium of their own. River Plate fans were the only ones celebrating in the end, both at home and in Spain, after the historic victory over fierce...

Thousands of Boca and River fans set for Copa final in Spain

Dec. 8, 2018 4:08 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of Boca Juniors fans gathered outside their team's hotel in Madrid on Saturday, chanting "It doesn't matter where you play, we will always follow you." A few hours later, thousands of River fans packed the iconic Plaza del Sol in the heart of the Spanish capital, one day before the...

Column: South American soccer leadership fails players, fans

Dec. 1, 2018 10:46 AM EST

South America's soccer leaders have thrown in the towel. They are incapable of staging the biggest annual game on their own continent. A confederation of 10 nations can't find anywhere safe enough for River Plate and Boca Juniors to complete their Copa Libertadores final after proving incapable of securing the...

Can basketball save the world? New NYU course says yes

Nov. 29, 2018 3:02 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Basketball is moving from the court to the classroom at NYU, though students won't be tested on dribbling or shooting. Nor will they spend much time on the game's role as exercise or entertainment. The theme is how it can save the world. That's the ambitious belief of professor David...

Qatar's evolution a work in progress as 2022 World Cup nears

Nov. 26, 2018 3:00 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The signs of progress are impossible to miss. And that's the point. Four years out from hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup, Qatar wants you to know it's growing. Evolving. Not just physically but politically and — this small Muslim nation tucked into a corner of the Arabian Peninsula...

Boca-River Libertadores final postponed again after attack

Nov. 25, 2018 4:57 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Copa Libertadores final between fierce Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate was postponed again Sunday in a major embarrassment for South American football, a day after Boca players were injured in an attack by River fans. The game — the continent's...

Boca-River Copa Libertadores final postponed after attack

Nov. 25, 2018 3:53 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The Copa Libertadores final between fierce Argentine rivals Boca Juniors and River Plate was postponed Sunday in a major embarrassment for South American football, a day after Boca players were injured in an attack by River fans. The game — the continent's equivalent...

Copa Libertadores final postponed after Boca bus attacked

Nov. 24, 2018 9:12 PM EST

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentines expected the final of the century between their country's biggest clubs and eternal rivals. Instead, the world witnessed one of the biggest embarrassments in South American soccer history. The Copa Libertadores final was postponed to Sunday after Boca Juniors...

FIFA removes ethics judge from duty after arrest in Malaysia

Nov. 21, 2018 10:42 AM EST

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — The credibility of FIFA's reshaped ethics committee took a hit Wednesday after a leading judge was arrested on suspicion of corruption in Malaysia and later removed as deputy chairman. Sundra Rajoo has been taken off cases while under investigation by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption...

Swiss attorney general defends his FIFA investigation

Nov. 21, 2018 8:37 AM EST

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's attorney general defended his team's handling of its four-year FIFA investigation on Wednesday, a week after the lead prosecutor was removed from duty. Federal prosecutors have come "under attack every day by the lawyers" in a case comprising 25 different...