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Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for a marathon appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport
Hull confounding grim preseason forecasts in Premier League
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Hull started the season as the English Premier League's "crisis club," regarded by some as the worst-prepared team ever to begin a top-flight campaign.
Hope Solo suspended from US soccer team for 6 months
CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. women's goalkeeper Hope Solo was suspended Wednesday for six months by U.S. Soccer for disparaging comments about Sweden following the Americans' early departure from the Rio Olympics.
Premier League stars face early-season clampdown by refs
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — WWE-style grappling at corner kicks, manhandling of match officials, verbal abuse: Sometimes the beautiful game can take on an ugly side.
Israeli police on alert ahead of Celtic match
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police are on high alert ahead of a match between Celtic and Hapoel Beer Sheva after fans of the Scottish champions waved Palestinian flags at their last meeting.
Established order fights back early in Premier League season
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The established order is fighting back in these early days of the English Premier League season — and there are some familiar names atop the scoring charts, too.
Detroit MLS bid comes amid minor league soccer boom in area
HAMTRAMCK, Mich. (AP) — Immediately after the opening kickoff, colorful smoke was already floating through the air and fans were in full voice, singing and chanting in a display reminiscent of matches in Europe and South America.
Joao Havelange, former president of FIFA, dies at age 100
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Joao Havelange, who as president of FIFA for two decades transformed soccer's governing body into a multibillion-dollar business and a hotbed for subsequent corruption that damaged its reputation, has died. He was 100.
ESPN acquires US rights to 2020 European Championship soccer
BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — ESPN will televise the European Championship in 2020 for the fourth straight time.
Contrasting fortunes for Wenger and Mourinho
LONDON (AP) — While a defeated Arsene Wenger was counting the cost of Arsenal's young defenders, a triumphant Jose Mourinho highlighted the value of Zlatan Ibrahimovic's experience to Manchester United on a day of contrasts for the two managers on Sunday.
Messi says he will again play for Argentina's national team
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Lionel Messi has reconsidered his decision to quit international soccer and will continue playing for Argentina's national team.