UEFA wants to meet with clubs, leagues over Champions League

PARIS (AP) — Europe's top clubs and leagues have been invited to meet with UEFA after weeks of public barbs about Champions League reforms. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has call...

UEFA plots 2022 World Cup qualifying path via Nations League

PARIS (AP) — European teams will get a qualifying path to the 2022 World Cup via the Nations League competition. UEFA is preparing a qualifying format that should see teams earn plac...

Out of turmoil, Infantino set to lead FIFA into calmer era

PARIS (AP) — After years of turmoil for FIFA, Gianni Infantino this week will get a fresh four-year presidential term to lead world soccer in relative calm. The 49-year-old Swiss-Ita...

After Baku, Tbilisi bids to host Europa League final

GENEVA (AP) — Despite the trouble surrounding the Europa League final in Azerbaijan this week, the competition could go back to the Caucasus region in two years. Tbilisi, the capital...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe

GENEVA (AP) — The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading. Pro...

IOC wants to remove boxing body AIBA from Tokyo Olympics

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dealing a blow to Olympic boxing officials after months of investigations, the IOC has set up a vote next month on removing the sport's governing body AIBA from organizing...

Boxing body faces Olympic inquiry team before Tokyo ruling

GENEVA (AP) — The embattled amateur boxing federation faces an Olympic inquiry on Monday fearing it could be punished for forcing out a longtime IOC member as its president. For the ...

UEFA head Ceferin says all ideas open for Champions League

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Amid rising tensions between European clubs and leagues over shaping the Champions League's future, UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin insisted Friday all ideas are on the tabl...

UEFA launch women's soccer strategy plan ahead of World Cup

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — With the World Cup looming and women's soccer gaining ground around Europe, UEFA launched a new five-year plan for the sport on Friday. The strategy document...

UEFA plans closed-off Champions League with 8-team groups

GENEVA (AP) — UEFA is considering a proposal to change the Champions League in 2024 by creating eight-team groups kicking off in August, and narrow the entry path for teams from smaller domestic leagu...

Amazing matches highlight epic Champions League season

GENEVA (AP) — Remarkably and improbably, it will be Liverpool and Tottenham playing for the Champions League title on June 1. The all-English final in Madrid seemed all-but impossibl...

UEFA puts future Champions League ideas to league officials

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has included promotion and relegation, plus places for more teams, in its future vision for the Champions League and other club competitions. European L...

AP explains: the ruling against Olympian Caster Semenya

GENEVA (AP) — In one of the most ethically and scientifically challenging cases in modern sports law, two-time Olympic champion Caster Semenya lost her appeal of a rule that requires women to medicall...

Norwich follows Klopp's path to Premier League promotion

German coaches whose ideas were formed at Borussia Dortmund are leading their free-scoring teams within reach of English league titles. While Liverpool is in a thrilling Premier Leag...

Ajax rebuffs Champions League elite on and off the field

GENEVA (AP) — By taking down two of the biggest names in soccer, Ajax thumbed its nose to the money behind them. The Dutch team's astonishing run to the Champions League semifinals, ...