| Apr 1, 2015
| 6:11 PM
A bipartisan group of 13 U.S. senators has called on FIFA President Sepp Blatter to move soccer’s 2018 World Cup out of Russia.
In a letter sent Tuesday and released publicly Wednesday, the lawmakers told Blatter that allowing Russia to play...
| Apr 1, 2015
| 3:25 PM
Thirteen U.S. Senators asked FIFA to consider taking the 2018 World Cup out of Russia because of what they call that country's "ongoing violations of the territorial integrity of Ukraine."
In a letter released Wednesday, a day after it was sent,...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 9:46 PM
Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes died in hospital on Thursday, two days after the international batsman was struck on the head by a ball during a domestic match.
Governing body Cricket Australia (CA) confirmed the 25-year-old had lost his fight for...
| Feb 14, 2015
| 7:20 PM
The toughest rival stalking Jill Ellis and the U.S. women's national team isn't Germany, France or Brazil. It's the clock.
Because with less than four months to go before the World Cup, the U.S. coach suddenly finds herself with more problems than...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 5:14 PM
FIFA quietly extended the broadcast rights for the 2026 World Cup to Fox Sports and NBCUniversal's Telemundo -- a surprise to multiple competing networks that were hoping to make a run at the increasingly popular event.
Fox and Telemundo in 2011...
| Feb 12, 2015
| 10:12 AM
The U.S. fell four more places in FIFA’s February world rankings, dropping to No. 31 overall, the team’s lowest spot in the monthly soccer ratings in nearly two years.
The Americans ranked 13th in the world entering last summer’s World...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 10:47 AM
Brek Shea played 90 minutes in the U.S. national team’s win over Panama on Sunday, took a redeye to Orlando that night and spent most of his Monday catching up on some much-needed rest.
On Tuesday, the Orlando City defender/midfielder was out on...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 2:20 PM
The year 2015 teems with major anniversaries, from the 50th remembrance of the Selma Bridge Crossing in Alabama to the 450th birthday of St. Augustine, Fla., and the 800th staging of the Lord Mayor's Show in London. Check these out on our annual calendar,...
| Jan 28, 2015
| 12:44 PM
Sepp Blatter's campaign for a fifth term as president of FIFA, world soccer's governing body, got a bit tougher Wednesday when former Portuguese star Luis Figo announced his candidacy for the job just a day before the deadline.
Four others are also in...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 11:34 AM
— Tiger Woods has another reason not to like cameras — it cost him a tooth.
The golf star made a surprise visit to Italy on Monday to watch girlfriend Lindsey Vonn capture her record 63rd World Cup title. The photo that generated all the...
| Jan 19, 2015
| 6:03 PM
CORTINA D'AMPEZZO, Italy — The whole gang was there when Lindsey Vonn finally became the most successful women's World Cup skier of all time.
Her mother had come to Europe for the first time. The American's once-estranged father came along, too....