• September 27, 2016

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Qatar to set up desert tent camp to house World Cup fans

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The committee organizing the 2022 World Cup in Qatar plans to try out a "fan village" that could house up to 2,000 soccer spectators in Arabian desert tents.

England manager Allardyce probed by FA over newspaper sting

LONDON (AP) — England manager Sam Allardyce's comments during a newspaper sting will be examined by his employers at the Football Association.

Babcock and Krueger to match wits in World Cup of Hockey

TORONTO (AP) — Mike Babcock scoffs at the notion that he simply shows up to coach the Canadians and they keep winning best-on-best games, a streak that has run to 14.

FIFA ending racism task force denounced as shameful betrayal

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — FIFA's abolition of its anti-racism task force was denounced as a shameful betrayal on Monday as the governing body went on the defensive to reaffirm its commitment to fighting discrimination.

Qatar names Fossati to coach national soccer team

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Qatar has named former manager Jorge Fossati to coach its national soccer team after back-to-back losses in 2018 World Cup qualifiers.

CAA to move women's golf event from NC if law not repealed

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The Colonial Athletic Association says it will pull its women's golf championship from North Carolina unless a state law that limits protections for LGBT people is repealed or voided by Jan. 10.

FIFA eases strict rules that guide appointing top officials

GENEVA (AP) — The strict rules FIFA passed in February to oversee its top officials seem to have been relaxed and do not need to be applied to the letter, months after the scandal-scarred soccer body hailed them as crucial to rebuilding trust following the corruption-tainted years of Sepp Blatter's presidency.

Sacramento mayor tackles protester who hit him with pie

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man took a coconut cream pie from a grocery bag, grabbed Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson from behind and smacked him in the face with it at a charity event, leading the former NBA star to start swinging and then tackle the man who was left battered and facing assault charges.

WADA head Reedie looks to heal rifts with Olympic officials

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — After months of barbs and sparring between Olympic and anti-doping officials, World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie expects an end to public conflict.

Tennis opens up bidding for hosts of Davis, Fed Cup finals

LONDON (AP) — Cities will bid to stage the finals of the Davis and Fed Cups as part of a revamp of the international team tennis competitions.

After 1,192 days, Brazil mega-event run ends at Paralympics

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — After 1,192 days, Brazil's run of hosting mega-sports events came to an end Sunday at the Paralympic Games.

Rapinoe kneels during anthem before US match vs. Thailand

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem before a U.S. women's national team match against Thailand on Thursday night.

Abby Wambach: I abused alcohol, prescription drugs for years

Abby Wambach says she abused alcohol and prescription drugs for years until her arrest for driving under the influence in April.

Surge in ER visits for injuries, concussions from soccer

CHICAGO (AP) — Soccer injuries are sending soaring numbers of U.S. kids to emergency rooms, a trend driven in part by young players with concussions seeking urgent medical care, a study has found.

For immigrants in US, a soccer world cup of their own

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An unusual soccer tournament for immigrants is kicking off in Philadelphia.

Landon Donovan rejoins LA Galaxy, ending 2-year retirement

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Landon Donovan is returning to the LA Galaxy, ending a 21-month retirement to suit up for his Major League Soccer team for at least the rest of this season.

Rapinoe stymied in bid for second national anthem protest

BOYDS, Md. (AP) — The Washington Spirit prevented Seattle midfielder Megan Rapinoe from kneeling during the national anthem by altering its pregame ceremonies rather than "subject our fans and friends to the disrespect we feel such an act would represent."

Barcelona arrives in New York looking to expand US market

NEW YORK (AP) — Barcelona's official motto is "més que un Club", or "more than a team" in the Catalan language.

Altidore scores twice, US advances with 4-0 win over T&T

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Jozy Altidore made U.S. history. So did Christian Pulisic.

FIFA president Infantino open to 40-team World Cup, co-hosts

GENEVA (AP) — FIFA President Gianni Infantino is open to a 40-team World Cup in 2026, with several countries serving as co-hosts.

Talented teenager Pulisic likely to remain US super sub

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Christian Pulisic's phone has been more active than usual the past few days.

Soccer star Rapinoe kneels during national anthem

CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. soccer star Megan Rapinoe knelt during the national anthem Sunday night before the Seattle Reign's game against the Chicago Red Stars "in a little nod" to NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

Rosberg leads the fans in a singalong after Italian GP win

MONZA, Italy (AP) — On top of the podium after winning the Italian Grand Prix, Nico Rosberg grabbed the microphone and launched into Italy's theme song from its 2006 World Cup soccer victory, encouraging the fans below to sing along to the White Stripes anthem.

After daughter's birth, Besler helps US rout St Vincent 6-0

Matt Besler scored his first international goal just hours after the birth of his daughter, 17-year-old Christian Pulisic added two late strikes and the United States routed St. Vincent and the Grenadines 6-0 on Friday to move into prime position to advance to the final round of World Cup qualifying.