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Amnesty: Firm by Qatar 2022 World Cup site didn't pay wages

Sep. 26, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A contractor involved in building infrastructure around the marquee stadium for Qatar's hosting of the 2022 World Cup did not pay its workers, leaving them stranded thousands of miles from home, according to a report released Wednesday. Mercury MENA, an engineering and...

JP Dellacamera to receive US Soccer Hall of Fame award

Sep. 25, 2018 5:16 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Broadcaster JP Dellacamera has been selected to receive this year's Colin Jose Media Award from the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. The 66-year-old play-by-play announcer will be presented with the honor on Oct. 20 when the new Hall of Fame building opens in Frisco, Texas. Dellacamera has...

Giuseppe Rossi faces 1-year ban for doping case in Italy

Sep. 25, 2018 5:01 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Former Italy forward Giuseppe Rossi's injury-plagued career has another negative turn with a positive doping test. Italy's anti-doping agency Nado Italia announced on Tuesday that Rossi will stand trial next week after testing positive for an eye drug that can be used as a masking agent. The...

Defending Stanley Cup champion Capitals eyeing a repeat

Sep. 25, 2018 3:46 PM EDT

ARLINGTON, Va. (AP) — Tom Wilson caught himself. He knew what was about to come out of his mouth went against years of hatred between his Washington Capitals and the Pittsburgh Penguins. "I don't know why I'm saying this, but you respect a team like Pittsburgh," the top-line right winger said. "It's so...

The Latest: US celebrity team beats Europeans at Ryder Cup

Sep. 25, 2018 1:17 PM EDT

SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup at Le Golf National (all times local): 7:10 p.m. The United States is two-thirds of the way to a clean sweep at the Ryder Cup. A U.S. team including actor Samuel L. Jackson, former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Olympic...

Hungary: Premier's free trips draw scrutiny after news story

Sep. 25, 2018 1:06 PM EDT

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — A Hungarian opposition party says it will report to prosecutors suspected corruption relating to luxury trips taken by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to soccer matches abroad paid for by a businessman whose companies have benefited from numerous state contracts. The Dialogue party...

Organizers claim 170 people tried to run on field at WCup

Sep. 25, 2018 11:29 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two months after the World Cup final was disrupted by four members of the Pussy Riot protest group running onto the field, the head of the local organizing committee claimed security stopped 170 others from doing the same during the tournament. Organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin spoke...

Modric wins world player of year, ends Ronaldo-Messi duopoly

Sep. 24, 2018 9:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi were far from the auditorium by the River Thames when Luka Modric broke their decade-long grip on FIFA's award for the world's best player. Football's biggest individual accolade was handed to the 33-year-old playmaker on Monday night in recognition of a...

Real Madrid and Croatia playmaker Luka Modric voted FIFA player of the year

Sep. 24, 2018 3:57 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — Real Madrid and Croatia playmaker Luka Modric voted FIFA player of the year.

Private jets, favors to son detailed in FIFA official's case

Sep. 24, 2018 2:21 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA spent $11.7 million in less than three years on private jets, including luxury sight-seeing trips for a top official, a newly published legal document shows. Jerome Valcke, then the FIFA secretary general, was urged in a 2013 internal memo to find "more cost efficient alternatives...