Hirscher trails 5th in World Cup slalom, Noel leads 1st run

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Marcel Hirscher trailed in a rare fifth place as junior world champion Clement Noel led the first run of a World Cup slalom Sunday. Noel was 0.42 seconds f...

Kriechmayr edges Swiss favorite Feuz to win WCup downhill

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Vincent Kriechmayr found the special run it takes to beat Beat Feuz in Switzerland and won a World Cup downhill on Saturday. Austria's Kriechmayr was 0.14 ...

Schwarz leads opening slalom run in World Cup combined event

WENGEN, Switzerland (AP) — Marco Schwarz took the lead in the opening slalom leg of a World Cup Alpine combined event on Friday. The Austrian slalom specialist was 0.20 seconds ahead...

From FIFA to field hockey, Weil takes on new event challenge

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Launching a new global competition into a packed sports calendar, field hockey's governing body hired the former top salesman at FIFA to oversee it. On S...

Youth Olympics in 2020 aims to overcome Swiss bid skeptics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — After voters in Switzerland rejected three Olympic bids since 2013, the city that's home to the IOC headquarters will still stage a Winter Games in one year's time. ...

English teams edge Italians to advance in Champions League

GENEVA (AP) — It ended England 2, Italy 0 on a tense night of decisive Champions League group games on Tuesday. Liverpool advanced to the round of 16 by beating Napoli 1-0, though it...

Shiffrin wins World Cup super-G for back-to-back speed wins

ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin won a World Cup super-G on Saturday, confirming the slalom great's arrival as a pure speed racer. Shiffrin, who got her first career s...

4 advance in Champions League, Liverpool risk early exit

GENEVA (AP) — As four teams advanced to the Champions League knockout round Wednesday, last season's runner-up Liverpool edged closer to an early exit. A 2-1 loss at Paris Saint-Germ...

Swiss attorney general defends his FIFA investigation

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland's attorney general has defended his team's handling of its four-year FIFA investigation after the lead prosecutor was removed from duty. Michael ...

How to qualify for soccer's 2020 European Championship

GENEVA (AP) — With the inaugural Nations League program ending Tuesday, the 2020 European Championship is up next for the continent's national teams. All 24 places at Euro 2020 are u...

England rises again, Belgium slumps in Nations League drama

GENEVA (AP) — England surged into the UEFA Nations League finals tournament on Sunday, and Belgium threw away its place in a stunning 5-2 loss at Switzerland. On a day of come-from-b...

At UEFA meeting, clubs deny knowing Super League plan

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — European soccer leaders came to UEFA on Wednesday seeking answers about Real Madrid's plan for a breakaway Super League that threatens the game's historic structure. ...

Manchester rivals get big wins in Champions League

GENEVA (AP) — It was Manchester's night in the Champions League as United stunned Juventus with late goals and City routed Shakhtar Donetsk on Wednesday. Cristiano Ronaldo's brillian...

FIFA's 2022 World Cup expansion at risk from 28-day limit

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino says the 2022 World Cup must be played in just 28 days even if it is expanded to 48 teams. That would likely require six games to be pla...

FIFA warns of World Cup ban for players in breakaway league

ZURICH (AP) — Soccer's biggest names would be banned from the World Cup if they played in a breakaway European Super League, FIFA President Gianni Infantino said Wednesday. Infantino...