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  • Cristiano Ronaldo wins 3rd FIFA Player of the Year award

    Monday, Jan 12, 3:13 pm
    ZURICH (AP) -- Cristiano Ronaldo hopes his third FIFA Player of the Year award brought him closer to being remembered as one of soccer's all-time greats.The Portuguese forward, who led Real Madrid... Read more...
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Friday, Dec 19, 12:00 am
    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide___RONDO TRADED TO MAVERICKS, ENDING CELTICS ERARajon Rondo, the last remnant of Boston's NBA championship team, is traded to the Dallas... Read more...
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Thursday, Dec 18, 12:00 am
    Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide___GRIZZLIES OUTLAST SPURS IN TRIPLE OVERTIMEMemphis proves its credentials with a triple-overtime win at San Antonio, a day after ending... Read more...
  • Blatter to AP: "Surprised" by Garcia resignation

    Wednesday, Dec 17, 11:01 am
    MARRAKECH, Morocco (AP) -- FIFA President Sepp Blatter tells The Associated Press he is "surprised" by the resignation of Michael Garcia, the American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018... Read more...
  • Resignation statement from FIFA prosecutor Garcia

    Wednesday, Dec 17, 9:00 am
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Statement from Michael Garcia, Chairman of the Investigatory Chamber of the FIFA Ethics Committee:For the first two years after my July 2012 appointment as independent Chairman... Read more...
  • What's next in World Cup bid corruption case

    Tuesday, Dec 16, 10:25 am
    GENEVA (AP) -- Russia and Qatar appear to be the big winners on the day American prosecutor Michael Garcia lost his appeal against FIFA.Garcia, a former U.S. Attorney, had objected to ethics... Read more...
  • 1998 World Cup winner Thierry Henry retires

    Tuesday, Dec 16, 9:37 am
    PARIS (AP) -- In announcing the end of a distinguished 20-year career, Thierry Henry made it clear where he felt more cherished.It wasn't France, for which he won the 1998 World Cup, remains... Read more...
  • DaMarcus Beasley retires from US national team

    Monday, Dec 15, 8:54 pm
    CHICAGO (AP) -- DaMarcus Beasley, the first American to play in four World Cups, said Monday he is retiring from the U.S. national team after 14 years.The 32-year-old scored 17 goals and made... Read more...
  • US women draw 1-1 with China in Brazil tournament

    Wednesday, Dec 10, 7:13 pm
    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) -- The United States women's soccer team conceded a second-half equalizer to draw 1-1 against China in the opening match of the International Tournament of Brasilia on Wednesday.Carli... Read more...
  • US lands in tough group for Women's World Cup

    Saturday, Dec 6, 4:24 pm
    The United States drew seemingly the most difficult group for the 2015 Women's World Cup, with an opener against familiar foe Australia, a match with Sweden and former American coach Pia Sundhage and... Read more...
  • YouTube hit puts Roche in FIFA award elite

    Tuesday, Dec 2, 4:30 pm
    GENEVA (AP) -- Stephanie Roche has moved from YouTube sensation to a spot alongside two of soccer's elite scorers."It's been crazy," the 25-year-old Ireland forward said Tuesday as international... Read more...
  • Column: Ronaldo? Messi? Yawn. Neuer is Ballon d'Or

    Tuesday, Dec 2, 9:12 am
    PARIS (AP) -- Ronaldo, Messi, Messi, Messi, Messi, Ronaldo.Yawn.Time for a new winner of the Ballon d'Or.Why? Because football is not and must not become solely about forwards.... Read more...
  • 5 investigated in FIFA WCup bid corruption probe

    Thursday, Nov 27, 2:26 pm
    GENEVA (AP) -- Five officials, including three long-serving FIFA executive committee members, are being investigated in the corruption probe into the bidding contests for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups.A... Read more...
  • FIFA official: WCup boycott would be 'nonsense'

    Friday, Nov 21, 12:07 pm
    SOCHI, Russia (AP) -- FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Friday a boycott of the 2018 World Cup in Russia would be "nonsense."Some European politicians have suggested that European countries... Read more...
  • Klinsmann says US failed 'to digest' World Cup

    Tuesday, Nov 18, 7:12 pm
    DUBLIN (AP) -- After watching the United States go winless in four straight games for the first time since he took over as coach three years ago, Jurgen Klinsmann had a harsh assessment of the Americans'... Read more...
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