Swiss defender Schar plays on after severe head knock

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Defender Fabian Schar was apparently knocked out in a collision but got up and contributed to Switzerland's win over Georgia in European Championship qualifying on Saturday. ...

After buying Team Sky, Ineos makes change at Lausanne-Sport

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Swiss soccer club Lausanne-Sport says it appointed CEO Bob Ratcliffe as president, days after club owner Ineos bought cycling's Team Sky. He is the broth...

Swiss prosecutors puzzling over motive in boy's killing

BERLIN (AP) — Swiss prosecutors say they are trying to determine what motive a 75-year-old woman may have had for fatally stabbing a seven-year-old boy in the northwestern city of Basel. ...

American skier, 20, dies in fall from cliff in Swiss Alps

GENEVA (AP) — Police in southwestern Switzerland say a 20-year-old American who was skiing off-piste has died after falling dozens of meters off a rocky cliff. The Wallis regional po...

Swiss police arrest woman, 75, over fatal stabbing of child

BERLIN (AP) — Police in the northwestern Swiss city of Basel say they have arrested a 75-year-old woman on suspicion of killing a 7-year-old boy in the street. Basel police said in a...

FIFA gives life ban to Ecuador official for bribery

ZURICH (AP) — The FIFA ethics committee has given a life ban to a South American soccer official who took bribes linked to the Copa America and Copa Libertadores. FIFA says Luis Chir...

Doping in cards? Bridge ban fuels backlash to Olympic link

PARIS (AP) — When the top-ranked bridge player tested positive for a steroid that Lance Armstrong also used to cheat at the Tour de France, it was easy to snigger. Juicing in cards? Ha! But within the...

Doctor who cheated Medicaid of $5M gets 7 years in prison

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut doctor who bilked Medicaid out of nearly $5 million and stashed some of the stolen money in a Swiss bank account has been sentenced to more than seven years in pr...

Taiwan's EVA Air recognized as world's 2nd cleanest airline

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – Taiwan airline EVA Air has been recognized as the second cleanest airline in the world, by the U.K.-based Skytrax airline review agency. Skytrax released their most rec...

Liverpool's Shaqiri injured, misses 2 Euro 2020 qualifiers

ZURICH (AP) — Liverpool winger Xherdan Shaqiri has been ruled out of Switzerland's opening 2020 European Championship qualifiers with an injury. The Swiss soccer federation says Shaq...

Shiffrin tops ski World Cup money list with record $885K

OBERHOFEN, Switzerland (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin earned a record 886,000 Swiss francs ($885,000) in prize money during the World Cup ski season. Shiffrin's 17 victories — the most ever...

Swiss league game abandoned due to danger from fan fireworks

SION, Switzerland (AP) — The Swiss Football League says it supports a referee's decision to abandon the Sion-Grasshoppers game because of fans throwing fireworks on the field. The le...

Austrian town claims tallest bonfire after 3 months' work

BERLIN (AP) — An Austrian town has burned what organizers says is the world's tallest bonfire, clocking in at 60.646 meters (198.97 feet). The local bonfire group in Lustenau, near t...

Lawyer: US Navy veteran held in Iran sentenced to 10 years

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A U.S. Navy veteran held in Iran, the first American known to be detained since President Donald Trump took office, has been sentenced to 10 years in prison, his law...

Pinturault leads 1st run of final World Cup giant slalom

SOLDEU, Andorra (AP) — Alexis Pinturault took a clear lead in the final World Cup men's giant slalom of the season Saturday, leaving Marcel Hirscher 1.35 seconds back. Pinturault, th...