• January 16, 2017

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Ramos own goal as Sevilla ends Real Madrid's unbeaten run

MADRID (AP) — Sevilla fans enjoyed the last laugh over Sergio Ramos.

Guardiola virtually concedes title after heavy loss for City

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The Premier League season is barely past the halfway point and already Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has virtually given up on winning the title.

Falcons hope for 1 more game at Georgia Dome _ for NFC title

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Falcons might get one more game at the Georgia Dome.

Ryan leads Falcons to NFC title game, beating Seattle 36-20

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Ryan hardly resembled a quarterback who can't win the big games.

AP Interview: Lynch says US must hold police accountable

BALTIMORE (AP) — As a younger lawyer, Loretta Lynch prosecuted New York police officers who sodomized a Haitian immigrant in a precinct bathroom. As attorney general, she's broadened her focus to go after entire police departments for unconstitutional practices.

Klinsmann believes US Soccer made progress before his firing

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jurgen Klinsmann is proud of his half-decade in charge of the U.S. national team, and the coach believes he left successor Bruce Arena in a position to make the Americans even better.

NFL's divisional round has a familiar feel this time

NEW YORK (AP) — The divisional round of the NFL playoffs has a familiar feel.

Former England coach Graham Taylor dies at 72

LONDON (AP) — Graham Taylor, the England coach derided for failing to qualify for the 1994 World Cup after flourishing as a club manager working for pop star Elton John, has died. He was 72.

360-degree replays at Super Bowl a taste of what's next

BOSTON (AP) — Have you ever wanted to know what Tom Brady sees as he stares down a pass rush, scans the field for an open receiver ... or brushes his teeth in the morning?

Benefits and pitfalls of a 48-team World Cup

ZURICH (AP) — As the soccer world digests FIFA's decision to expand the World Cup, a look at the some of the benefits and pitfalls of a 48-team tournament in 2026:

US, Mexico could team up and meet FIFA's World Cup need

ZURICH (AP) — The United States and Mexico could team up and meet FIFA's need for the biggest-ever World Cup in 2026 being staged by the most host nations.

FIFA to expand World Cup to 48 teams in 2026

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA will expand the World Cup to 48 teams, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament that is likely to be held in North America.

Euro 2016 generated 1.2 billion-euro boost for France

PARIS (AP) — France says that organizing the European soccer championships last summer provided an economic boost worth 1.2 billion euros (currently $1.26 billion) to the economy.

FIFA approves 48-team World Cup, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA approves 48-team World Cup, adding 16 extra nations to the 2026 tournament.

Lionel Messi saves Barcelona from 2nd straight loss

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi saved Barcelona from its second straight defeat by scoring with a 90th-minute free kick in a 1-1 draw at Villarreal in the Spanish league on Sunday.

Higuain helps Juventus to record 26th straight home win

ROME (AP) — It's no coincidence that Juventus has won Serie A every season since the Juventus Stadium opened in September 2011.

Klopp's decision to field youngest ever side backfires

Juergen Klopp's decision to field Liverpool's youngest ever team backfired Sunday as the Premier League title contender was held 0-0 at home by fourth-tier Plymouth in the third round of the FA Cup.

FIFA set to approve bigger, richer World Cup on Tuesday

FIFA is set to make the World Cup bigger and richer, even if the price to pay is lower quality soccer.

A guide to FIFA's options for expanding the 2026 World Cup

FIFA is preparing to decide Tuesday on adding 16 more teams to the 2026 World Cup for a 48-team tournament.

Rooney equals record as United beats Reading 4-0 in FA Cup

LONDON (AP) — Wayne Rooney stands one goal away from becoming Manchester United's outright record goal-scorer after equaling club great Bobby Charlton's mark of 249 on Saturday.

Watched by Charlton, Rooney ties record as United top scorer

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Wayne Rooney became Manchester United's joint leading scorer of all time when he scored his 249th goal for the club on Saturday in the FA Cup third-round 4-0 win over Reading.

P.J. Fleck leaving Western Michigan to coach Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rocked by a threatened player boycott of a bowl game over the handling of a sexual assault investigation and struggling with lagging attendance at its shiny stadium, the Minnesota football program badly needed of an injection of energy and optimism.

Chapecoense to play 1st game since crash in 2 weeks

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian soccer club Chapecoense, which lost most of its team in an air crash in November, will make its return later this month for a friendly match against defending league champion Palmeiras.

FIFPro warning to players: don't sign for Serbian clubs

HOOFDDORP, Netherlands (AP) — The world soccer players' union has warned against signing contracts with Serbian clubs in the forthcoming transfer window, calling the Balkan country "a lawless environment."