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Accidental handballs to be allowed before teammate scores

LONDON (AP) — Accidental handballs in the buildup to a teammate scoring will no longer lead to the goal being ruled out, soccer's lawmakers decided Friday. The move by the Internatio...

Men's World Cup downhill race stopped because of fog

SAALBACH-HINTERGLEMM, Austria (AP) — The first men’s World Cup downhill following the world championships was stopped Friday because of fog after nine racers had completed their run...

Alessandro Del Piero joins ESPN as soccer analyst

BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Former Italy and Juventus star Alessandro Del Piero is joining ESPN as a soccer analyst. The 46-year-old Del Piero, who retired after the 2014 season, will debu...

Portugal moves 'home' World Cup qualifier to Turin

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo will be able to stay at home in Turin when Portugal begins its World Cup qualifying program at a neutral venue in Italy because of the COVID-19 pandemic. ...

Bayern Munich gears up for improved Dortmund in 'Klassiker'

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — It's been a year since Bayern Munich fans last saw their team play at home. In that time the team has become German, European and world champion. The anni...

Elgar, Bavuma South Africa's new cricket captains

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Dean Elgar was named South Africa's new test captain on Thursday and Temba Bavuma will lead the team in limited-overs games. Wicketkeeper-batsman Quint...

FIFA tours Africa, aims to hold sway in soccer election

GENEVA (AP) — As the head of African soccer battles in court this week to stay on the ballot for re-election, FIFA president Gianni Infantino is coming off a comprehensive tour of the continent. ...

Buenos Aires reopens as virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut

SAO PAULO (AP) — Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires were a tale of two cities this week, with Brazil’s megalopolis partially shutting down and bracing for possibly the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, while re...

Pollard hits six sixes in an over as Windies beat Sri Lanka

COOLIDGE, Antigua (AP) — Sri Lanka leg-spinner Akila Dananjaya experienced the precipitous highs and lows of Twenty20 cricket when he claimed a hat trick which included the wicket of West Indies star ...

Virus surge forces Sao Paulo to shut as Buenos Aires reopens

SAO PAULO (AP) — A swell of COVID-19 cases is halting samba steps in Brazil's biggest metropolis while Argentina's capital tiptoes its way back to the tango floor. The two biggest c...

Klopp won't allow players to travel if need to quarantine

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp will not allow his players to travel to international matches this month if they have to quarantine on their return. Under cu...

Bilbao, Dublin, Glasgow risk being cut from Euros hosting

With 100 days until the rescheduled European Championship, UEFA is considering cutting three cities from its list of 12 host venues across the continent. Bilbao, Dublin and Glasgow ...

Dragan Stojkovic hired as Serbia national team coach

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Dragan Stojkovic was hired Wednesday as coach of Serbia’s national soccer team, three weeks before the squad's first qualifying match for the 2022 World Cup. ...

Pelé gets his first COVID-19 shot, urges mask use

SAO PAULO (AP) — Pelé received his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, calling it an “unforgettable day.” The 80-year-old Brazilian soccer great posted the news on his socia...

Women's Rugby World Cup set to be postponed to 2022

DUBLIN (AP) — This year’s Women’s Rugby World Cup in New Zealand is set to be postponed until 2022 because of continued uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the sport’s governing body said Tue...