Messi's hometown offers emotional trip to his…

Soccer wasn't always Lionel Messi's favorite activity

Timeline of Russia's doping cases and cover-ups

The World Anti-Doping Agency has banned Russia from the Olympics and other major sporting events for four years but many athletes will likely be allowed to compete as neutral athletes

Russia faces next wave of punishment in endless doping saga

Russia faces a fresh wave of international condemnation in its never-ending doping scandal on Monday

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Anti-doping agency imposes 4-year ban on Russia

Russia was slapped with a four-year ban from international sports events, including next summer's Tokyo Olympics, over a longstanding doping scandal

Man City beaten 2-1 by United in blow to title…

Manchester City fans hurled objects at Manchester United midfielder Fred as their Premier League title defense faded further with a 2-1 loss in the city derby on Saturday

Joshua set to defend heavyweight titles at…

Anthony Joshua wants to start his second reign as world heavyweight champion with a fight in his home city of London

Kids hurt in Albanian quake meet footballers Ronaldo, Buffon

Two Albanian boys who jumped from their apartments during an earthquake that killed relatives have met their football idols

Italian sports daily under fire for Black Friday headline

A leading Italian sports daily is under fire for a headline reading “Black Friday” and featuring two black players on the cover

UEFA to boost Women's Champions League with new group stage

UEFA is changing the Women's Champions League format to raise the quality, profile and value of women’s soccer

Messi, US captain Rapinoe win Ballon d’Or awards

Lionel Messi won a record sixth Ballon d’Or while World Cup winner Megan Rapinoe earned the women’s prize in Paris

Playing catch up: Premier League round to air live in UK

Television viewers in the Premier League’s home market will get to watch a full round of games live for the first time this week

Miedema scores 6 to lead Arsenal to record 11-1…

Vivianne Miedema scored a double hat trick to lead Arsenal to a record Women's Super League 11-1 victory over Bristol City on Sunday

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Emery fired by Arsenal after team’s worst run in…

Unai Emery has been fired by Arsenal, 18 months after succeeding Arsene Wenger as manager of the Premier League club

Jury clears match commander in Hillsborough soccer disaster

The man in control of police operations at the 1989 Hillsborough Stadium tragedy was cleared by a jury of gross negligence manslaughter of 95 Liverpool fans in Britain’s worst sports disaster

AP Interview: Boxing champ Klitschko proud to be Ukrainian

AP Interview: Former heavyweight boxing champion turned philanthropist and management thinker Wladimir Klitschko praises his home country of Ukraine in a year when it has had a starring role in politics and on television in the United States

Man City owners expand worldwide portfolio with Mumbai deal

Manchester City’s Abu Dhabi ownership has expanded its portfolio of worldwide soccer clubs to eight by buying a majority stake in Indian Super League team Mumbai City FC.City Football Group says it has acquired 65% of the Indian club

Stastny's OT goal caps comeback, Vegas beats Predators 4-3

Max Pacioretty tied it with less than a second left in regulation and Paul Stastny scored at 1:52 of overtime to give the Vegas Golden Knights a 4-3 comeback victory over the Nashville Predators

Luis Enrique: Moreno disloyal for wanting to…

Spain coach Luis Enrique says former assistant Robert Moreno was not loyal to him for wanting to stay as the national team’s manager during the 2020 European Championship

Klinsmann hired by Hertha Berlin 3 years after US…

Jürgen Klinsmann is back in coaching for the first time since he was fired by the United States in 2016

US private equity firm buys $500M stake in City ownership

A U.S. private equity firm has bought a $500-million stake in the Abu Dhabi-controlled ownership group that runs Manchester City and other soccer clubs around the world.

‘A betrayal’: Malmo fury as Ibrahimovic invests…

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s legacy at boyhood Swedish team Malmo looks to be in tatters after he bought a stake of nearly 25% in one of its biggest rivals

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