Soccer

FIFA bans head of Afghan soccer after allegations by players

FIFA has provisionally banned the head of the Afghanistan soccer federation following accusations of sexual and physical abuse of female players

English announcer Champion to become lead MLS voice for ESPN

Jon Champion leaving England to become ESPN's lead announcer for Major League Soccer

Champions League: Crunch time for PSG, Napoli and…

The Anfield roar will be thunderous when Liverpool hosts Napoli, and the crowd will likely be just as loud in Belgrade when Red Star takes on Paris Saint-Germain

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Atlanta celebrates a title, but revelry won't…

Thousands of fans lined the streets of downtown Atlanta to celebrate the city's first sports championship since 1995, but the revelry won't last long

SAmerican soccer still wary after successful final in Madrid

The Copa Libertadores finally came to a conclusion, without incident

Sarri uses Napoli formula to ignite Chelsea's…

A midseason tactical switch sparked Chelsea's surge to the Premier League title two years ago under Antonio Conte, and his successor could have landed on a formula of his own

Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in…

Real Madrid remains far behind other European teams when it comes to women's soccer

Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins…

River Plate has won the Copa Libertadores after beating fierce rival Boca Juniors 3-1 in the second leg after extra time in Madrid to take the title 5-3 on aggregate

Ibrahimovic to stay with LA Galaxy, AC Milan's Leonardo says

Zlatan Ibrahimovic will remain at the Los Angeles Galaxy after the MLS club agreed with his requests, according to AC Milan sporting director Leonardo

Cutrone misses easy chance as Milan held by Torino

AC Milan failed to make the most of slips by its Champions League rivals as it was held to a 0-0 draw by Torino in Serie A on Sunday

Man City's Raheem Sterling says media coverage…

Manchester City winger Raheem Sterling has accused newspapers of helping to "fuel racism" over their portrayal of black footballers

Wolves beat 10-man Newcastle with late goal

Newcastle held on with 10 men for most of the second half before conceding in injury time to give Wolverhampton Wanderers a 2-1 win in the Premier League

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No secret to building women's soccer in Africa: Play more

There's no secret to building women's soccer in Africa: Teams just need to play more games

United captures MLS Cup for Atlanta's 1st title…

Finally, Atlanta has another team it can call champion as United beats Portland Timbers 2-0 in MLS Cup final

Australia wants soccer player out of detention in Bangkok

The Australian government has called for an Australian-based refugee soccer player to be immediately released from detention in Thailand

US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women's World Cup

Defending champion US grouped with Sweden again for Women's World Cup next summer in France

Man United beats Fulham 4-1 to end 4-match EPL…

Manchester United ended a four-match Premier League winless run as Jose Mourinho's sixth-placed team eased to a 4-1 victory over last-place Fulham in the Premier League on Saturday

Thousands of Boca and River fans set for Copa…

Thousands of Boca Juniors and River Plate fans set for Copa Libertadores final in Madrid

Man City loses 1st game of Premier League season…

Chelsea inflicted Manchester City's first loss of the Premier League season on Saturday, winning 2-0 as the champions were replaced by Liverpool in top spot

Women's World Cup draw set in Paris amid unrest

Amid Paris unrest, Women's World Cup holds draw for next summer's tournament in France

United goes for a real rarity: a championship in Atlanta

When Atlanta United reached Saturday's MLS Cup final, the 2-year-old soccer team moved to the cusp of a truly rare accomplishment: a championship in the A-T-L

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MLS commissioner wants to become more of 'selling…

The commissioner of Major League Soccer wants his teams to get in the selling business

18-year-old American Sargent scores 2 minutes…

Josh Sargent scored on his first touch 2 minutes into his professional debut, a 78th-minute header by the 18-year-old American that helped Werder Bremen beat Fortuna Duesseldorf 3-1 in the Bundesliga

Group plans $230M stadium to keep MLS team in Columbus

Cleveland Browns owners Dee and Jimmy Haslam are part of a group planning to build a $230 million stadium for the Columbus Crew as part of a bid to keep the Major League Soccer team in the city