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Sepp Blatter spent a week in an induced coma, daughter says

GENEVA (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter spent a week in an induced coma after having heart surgery in December, his family said Thursday. The 84-year-old Blatter, who also t...

FIFA unites with UEFA to warn clubs against breakaway league

GENEVA (AP) — As UEFA prepares a final proposal to change the Champions League format in 2024, the governing body of European soccer joined FIFA on Thursday in warning clubs against breaking away to r...

Swiss supreme court details anti-China bias of Sun judge

GENEVA (AP) — The Swiss supreme court explained Friday why it has ordered a retrial for Olympic swimming champion Sun Yang in a doping case, citing anti-China bias related to killing dogs for food by ...

FIFA details depths of sexual abuse case in Haitian soccer

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA released details Wednesday of its investigation into systematic sexual abuse of female soccer players in Haiti, saying there were 14 alleged victims of the national federation’s pre...

Storied Swiss ski races canceled because of virus outbreak

GENEVA (AP) — The signature ski race of Alpine nation Switzerland was canceled Monday after Wengen experienced a rise in COVID-19 infections blamed partly on tourists from Britain. W...

Swiss court declines to remove judge from Sun Yang retrial

GENEVA (AP) — A legal challenge by Sun Yang against one of the judges who banned the Chinese swimmer for eight years in a now-overturned ruling has not been accepted by a Swiss federal judge. ...

FIFA files criminal complaint against Blatter over museum

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA has filed a criminal complaint against former president Sepp Blatter over the finances of its loss-making soccer museum in Zurich. FIFA said on Tuesday it suspecte...

Robert Lewandowski wins FIFA award as best men's player

GENEVA (AP) — Robert Lewandowski won his biggest personal prize Thursday, showing that a forward not named Messi or Ronaldo can be voted the world’s best soccer player. The Poland ca...

Russia awaits ruling on Olympic ban for flag, anthem

GENEVA (AP) — Russia will find out Thursday if its name, flag and anthem will be banned from the next two Olympics and all world championships for up to four years because of state-backed doping. ...

After TV deal collapse, French soccer clubs face uncertainty

PARIS (AP) — The collapse of French soccer’s main broadcast rights deal has disrupted teams' financial plans in already pandemic-hit season just before the global transfer window reopens in January. ...

Mikaela Shiffrin limits World Cup goals in tough ski season

GENEVA (AP) — With her professional and personal life still unsettled, Mikaela Shiffrin is realistic about her chances of winning a fourth overall World Cup title. The American skier...

Champions League brings unity to Paris, relief in Madrid

The last night of the Champions League group stage began with a display of players united against racism for a second straight evening in Paris. It ended with business as usual for R...

European leagues group says there's room for more CL games

GENEVA (AP) — An expanded Champions League format with four extra games per team can be made to fit in soccer’s congested calendar, the head of Europe’s domestic leagues group said Wednesday. ...

Hockey officials positive for virus, cancel trip to Belarus

GENEVA (AP) — Under pressure to remove Belarus as co-host of next year's men’s world championship, the International Ice Hockey Federation said Tuesday a working trip to Minsk was canceled because its...

Goals galore for Ronaldo, Giroud, Neymar in Champions League

Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 750th career goal. Olivier Giroud put on a four-goal masterclass. Neymar got the goals that mattered most to leave Manchester United facing a possible Champions League exi...