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Serbia charged by FIFA for team, fans conduct at World Cup

Dec. 05, 2022 10:37 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA brought disciplinary charges against Serbia on Monday for alleged misconduct by players and fans including offensive chants at a World Cup match against Switzerland. Tensions flared in the stands and on the field in a rematch of their stormy game at the 2018...

Watson rusty in return but Browns get 27-14 win over Texans

Dec. 04, 2022 18:40 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — Deshaun Watson didn't play well Sunday in his return after sitting out almost two years. Cleveland’s defense and special teams ensured the Browns got the win despite his struggles. Watson turned in a sloppy performance in his first game in 700 days,...

Liberty hires Coastal Carolina's Chadwell to replace Freeze

Dec. 04, 2022 17:37 PM EST

Liberty has hired Coastal Carolina’s Jamey Chadwell, a former college quarterback known for his innovative approach to offense, to replace Hugh Freeze as the Flames’ coach. The school in Lynchburg, Virginia, introduced Chadwell at a news conference Sunday. Freeze left Liberty...

FIFA official Wenger knocks teams protesting at World Cup

Dec. 04, 2022 09:04 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA official Arsène Wenger took a shot at World Cup teams who tried to make political statements in Qatar, saying Sunday they lacked focus for their first games. Wenger said teams who had a good opening game were mentally ready to focus on the competition and...

New 48-team World Cup format fails to impress Poland coach

Dec. 03, 2022 11:36 AM EST

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The high drama of split-screen tension during simultaneous matches in the final set of World Cup group games is now a thing of the past. The next tournament in 2026 will feature 48 teams — 16 more than this year in Qatar — and use a different format that will...

LA Galaxy president suspended, team fined for hidden pay

Dec. 02, 2022 17:28 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — LA Galaxy President Chris Klein was suspended and the team fined $1 million by Major League Soccer on Friday for undisclosed payments involving Argentine winger Cristian Pavón in 2019. MLS stripped the team of $1 million in future general allocation money and said...

Browns QB Watson returns from suspension to face former team

Dec. 01, 2022 18:11 PM EST

HOUSTON (AP) — When Deshaun Watson returns to the field Sunday, it will be in the same stadium where he played his last game 700 days ago. The disgraced quarterback will make his debut for the Cleveland Browns (4-7) against his former team, the Houston Texans (1-9-1), in his return...

Browns QB Watson only talks football after NFL suspension

Dec. 01, 2022 17:10 PM EST

BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson didn't address the accusations or reasons behind his time away from the Browns. No discussion. No reflection. On the verge of his first regular-season game in nearly two years, Watson stayed clear of more controversy. Cleveland's new...

Schools increasingly giving disgraced coaches second chances

Dec. 01, 2022 15:24 PM EST

The questions came one after another the moment Xavier announced it was bringing back Sean Miller, its former and wildly successful basketball coach. The guy who had been fired by Arizona and left in his wake multiple NCAA violations. Most of them were of the variety of: “What were...

UEFA opens investigation into Juventus as club's woes grow

Dec. 01, 2022 14:37 PM EST

MILAN (AP) — Juventus’ off-the-field problems keep on worsening in a scandal reverberating through Italian soccer. UEFA opened an investigation into Juventus on Thursday, hours after it was revealed that the Turin prosecutor’s office had requested indictments for former...