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Zenhaeusern beats Greek skier Ginnis to win World Cup slalom

Feb. 04, 2023 09:20 AM EST

CHAMONIX, France (AP) — Ramon Zenhaeusern threw his ski poles in the air Saturday right after finishing the last men’s World Cup slalom before the world championships. The Swiss skier had just beaten unheralded AJ Ginnis, who was just as pleased with his second place. Zenhaeusern...

6 Nations: France, Ireland set for duel under Netflix glare

Jan. 27, 2023 11:43 AM EST

Rugby’s oldest championship is getting a modern twist with the Netflix streaming service being given a behind-the-scenes look at the 2023 Six Nations for a docuseries released next year. It should help to broaden the sport's appeal, driving more interest in the United States...

Women's soccer trainer fired for giving players painkillers

Jan. 24, 2023 17:05 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Portland Thorns have fired their athletic trainer after an outside investigation found he illegally distrubted a controlled substance to players, the National Women's Soccer League said Tuesday. The NWSL, beset in recent years by abuse and misconduct...

Witness: Bribes helped Fox execs get soccer TV rights

Jan. 18, 2023 23:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. government’s star witness in a corruption trial over the broadcasting rights to some of soccer's biggest events testified Wednesday how he and two former Fox executives paid millions of dollars in bribes to undermine competing bids. The trial in New York...

Arsenal fights back to extend league lead to 7 points

Dec. 26, 2022 18:14 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Arsenal showed how to fight back on Boxing Day, traditionally a busy time in English soccer, by beating West Ham 3-1 to stretch its lead at the top of the Premier League to seven points. Newcastle moved second with a 3-0 win at Leicester on Monday, pushing defending...

AP PHOTOS: Favorite photos from AP staff at the World Cup

Dec. 24, 2022 08:35 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — A World Cup that ended with Lionel Messi finally holding the golden trophy in his hands produced some unforgettable images from the staff of Associated Press photographers at the tournament in Qatar. Through the 64 games over nearly a month of soccer, the AP...

AP Week in Pictures: Europe and Africa

Dec. 23, 2022 02:44 AM EST

DEC. 16 - DEC. 22 From the continuing aggression across Ukraine to fans reacting to World Cup games in France and Morocco and the nurses' strikes in England, this photo gallery highlights some of the most compelling images made or published in the past week by The Associated Press...

Sunday's World Cup final most-watched soccer match in U.S.

Dec. 21, 2022 15:09 PM EST

Argentina’s dramatic victory over France in penalty kicks in the World Cup final has become the most-watched soccer match of any kind in the United States. With Nielsen and Fox releasing the “match only” rating on Wednesday, Sunday's match had an English- and Spanish-language...

More than 25 million watched World Cup final in U.S.

Dec. 20, 2022 14:46 PM EST

Argentina's dramatic victory over France in penalty kicks in the World Cup final was the second most-watched soccer match of any kind in the United States. The early numbers from Nielsen, Fox and Telemundo show Sunday's match had an English- and Spanish-language combined audience of...

French federation to go after abusers of World Cup players

Dec. 20, 2022 11:22 AM EST

PARIS (AP) — The French soccer federation wants to go after social media users who targeted some of the national team's players with racist comments following France's loss to Argentina in the World Cup final. The federation said Tuesday that some players were hit by...