AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Fri, 29 Apr 2016 06:13:47 -0400 Michel Platini arrives at CAS to fight 6-year ban by FIFA Fri, 29 Apr 2016 05:54:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/29/SOC--FIFA-Platini-Investigation/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Platini-Investigation 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6722 LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Michel Platini has begun his appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport against a six-year ban by FIFA over a $2 million payment approved by Sepp Blatter. Column: Where Leicester fits in sports' history of underdogs Thu, 28 Apr 2016 10:47:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/28/SOC-John-Leicester-280416/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-John-Leicester-280416 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6ea8 PARIS (AP) — On the list of improbabilities, just behind hell freezing over and pigs taking to the air was Leicester winning the Premier League. That, at least, is how things seemed nine months ago, at the start of the most unlikely championship charge in English football history. Sticking to its plan, Atletico Madrid keeps surprising Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:14:37 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/28/SOC--Atletico_s.Success/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Atletico_s.Success 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-6fbe MADRID (AP) — It's getting harder and harder to bet against Atletico Madrid. Mexico watches out for banned steroid clenbuterol in food Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:26:25 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/28/SOC--Mexico-Doping/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Mexico-Doping 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-72f2 MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico is watching out for the banned steroid clenbuterol — on the dinner plates of its athletes. Ronaldo remains doubtful for 2nd leg against Man City Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:52:57 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/27/SOC--Real.Madrid-Ronaldo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Real.Madrid-Ronaldo 21143dd1a4317e40:14385bdb:15452fb1060:-7599 MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid has been keeping quiet about Cristiano Ronaldo's injury, and his presence in the second leg of the Champions League semifinals is likely to remain a mystery until just before next week's game against Manchester City. Jury blames police, clears fans in 1989 soccer disaster Tue, 26 Apr 2016 15:25:53 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/26/SOC-Hillsborough-Verdicts/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Hillsborough-Verdicts 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-3529 WARRINGTON, England (AP) — The families of 96 Liverpool soccer fans who were crushed to death at a crowded stadium in 1989 declared they had finally won justice Tuesday after a jury found that police and emergency services were to blame for Britain's worst sports disaster. Scolari feels pressure in China Sun, 24 Apr 2016 05:31:05 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/24/SOC--China.Guangzhou/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--China.Guangzhou 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-429f Since Guangzhou Evergrande started the new wave of spending in Chinese soccer in 2010, the club has enjoyed constant success - until now. Scolari feels pressure in China Sun, 24 Apr 2016 00:13:26 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/24/SOC--China.Guangzhou/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--China.Guangzhou 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-43b1 Since Guangzhou Evergrande started the new wave of spending in Chinese soccer in 2010, the club has enjoyed constant success - until now. Carli Lloyd injures knee in Dash game against Pride Sat, 23 Apr 2016 21:38:19 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/24/SOC--Lloyd.Injury/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Lloyd.Injury 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-447b ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. women's national team star Carli Lloyd injured her right knee in the Houston Dash's match against the expansion Orlando Pride on Saturday. Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho fails UEFA doping test Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:40:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/23/SOC--Liverpool-Sakho/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Liverpool-Sakho 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-47d4 LONDON (AP) — Liverpool defender Mamadou Sakho failed a drugs test after last month's Europa League game against Manchester United and he has until Tuesday to explain it to UEFA. Column: Van Gaal redeems himself with faith in youth Fri, 22 Apr 2016 11:11:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/22/SOC--John.Leicester-220416/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--John.Leicester-220416 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-4e55 Joe Riley wore the smile of a cat that got the cream. Quite right, too, because in making his first appearance for Manchester United, the 19-year-old who worked his way up through the club's ranks from the age of six lived an experience that boys the world over would give their eye teeth for. FIFA cuts ban for 2018-2022 World Cup bid inspector Fri, 22 Apr 2016 10:48:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/22/SOC--FIFA-Mayne-Nicholls/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--FIFA-Mayne-Nicholls 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-4ea4 ZURICH (AP) — A seven-year FIFA ban imposed on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid inspector has been cut by four years on appeal. FIFA panel to monitor labor conditions at Qatar stadiums Fri, 22 Apr 2016 08:15:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/22/SOC-FIFA-Qatar-Labor-Rights/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-FIFA-Qatar-Labor-Rights 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-4fce DOHA, Qatar (AP) — FIFA will create a panel to monitor construction at World Cup stadiums in Qatar to ensure "decent working conditions." Spanish clubs hanging at the forefront of European soccer Fri, 22 Apr 2016 06:24:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/22/SOC--Spanish.Dominance/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Spanish.Dominance 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-5012 MADRID (AP) — One thing hasn't changed in soccer the last few seasons: The success of Spanish clubs in European competitions. Blatter claims role in trying to remove African president Thu, 21 Apr 2016 12:47:41 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/21/SOC--Blatter-Book.Launch/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Blatter-Book.Launch 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-587d ZURICH (AP) — Reveling in his international diplomacy role, former FIFA president Sepp Blatter has revealed he was asked by Switzerland's foreign ministry last year to help persuade an African president to leave office. Ronaldo downplays injury after Madrid wins in Spanish league Thu, 21 Apr 2016 08:12:15 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/21/SOC--Real.Madrid-Ronaldo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Real.Madrid-Ronaldo 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-57c5 MADRID (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo downplayed an injury he sustained late in Real Madrid's win over Villarreal in the Spanish league, saying Thursday he was "all good." New FIFA head tries out his Russian in meeting with Putin Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:53:03 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/20/SOC--WCup.2018-Russia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--WCup.2018-Russia 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-5dfb MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin has met with new FIFA president Gianni Infantino, who tried out a few phrases he has learned to say in Russian during his visit to check on preparations for the 2018 World Cup. PA announcement informs soccer player he left car lights on Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:19:00 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/20/SOC--Player-Car.Lights/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Player-Car.Lights 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-608d ROCHDALE, England (AP) — When the announcement came over the public address system that someone had left their car lights on, Rochdale midfielder Callum Camps immediately began looking for some help. Emirati officer wins appeal over filming Messi's passport Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:49:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/20/SOC--Emirates-Messi/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Emirates-Messi 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-6108 DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — An Emirati police officer has won an appeal of his prison sentence over posting a video online of him holding Barcelona star Lionel Messi's passport. FIFA's Infantino wants video assistance at 2018 World Cup Tue, 19 Apr 2016 12:44:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2016/04/19/SOC--WCup.2018-Russia/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--WCup.2018-Russia 21143dd1a4317e40:79e2e27a:1541bf752e8:-68d3 MOSCOW (AP) — Video replays could be used at the 2018 World Cup, new FIFA president Gianni Infantino said Tuesday.