• October 24, 2016


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The Latest: Giants' Harris injures lower back on punt return

The Latest on the seventh week of the NFL season (all times Eastern):

Another early NFL start as Giants, Rams face off in London

It's another early start for NFL fans as the league starts 3½ hours early from London.

Qatar announces 1st 'work-related' World Cup stadium death

A worker on a Qatar World Cup stadium site has died in the first work-related fatality to be announced by organizers of the 2022 soccer tournament that has been dogged by concerns about labor conditions.

Appeal of women's soccer growing, FIFA chief says in Jordan

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — The U-17 Women's World Cup hosted by Jordan shows that the sport "is not only confined to some parts of the world," FIFA's president said after watching North Korea win the title in a 5-4 penalty shootout against Japan.

Rams confident of success against Giants, Beckham in London

BAGSHOT, England (AP) — The Los Angeles Rams have allowed more than 400 total yards twice this season and won both games.

AP Interview: UEFA open to Champs League final beyond Europe

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — The Champions League final could be contested outside Europe for the first time, new UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin said Thursday.

Williams scores 49 seconds into debut; US tops Swiss 4-0

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Lynn Williams scored 49 seconds into her national team debut, and Tobin Heath, Christen Press and Samantha Mewis added goals to lead the U.S. over Switzerland 4-0 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

Russian sports minister promoted to deputy premier

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian sports minister Vitaly Mutko, who has come under scrutiny in Russia's doping scandal and was banned from attending the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, was promoted to a deputy prime minister on Wednesday.

PGA Tour rookie started late and taught himself to play

NAPA, Calif. (AP) — Of the 70 players who made the cut in the PGA Tour season opener, Nicholas Lindheim easily could have been mistaken for a college kid who Monday qualified. He had a carry bag. He was not wearing a cap with a logo. He didn't have an equipment deal. He didn't have an agent.

United contains Liverpool in 0-0 draw in Premier League

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Manchester United blunted Liverpool's prolific attack as England's two most illustrious teams toughed out a 0-0 draw in the Premier League on Monday.

7 goals in 6 games for Southampton's bargain striker Austin

LONDON (AP) — As the goals have dried up for Jamie Vardy at Leicester, another former non-league striker has embarked on a hot scoring streak for a Premier League club.

Palestinian soccer team poses with banner praising attacker

JERUSALEM (AP) — Soccer players on a Palestinian premiere league team have posed for a photograph with a banner praising the Palestinian behind this week's deadly shooting in Jerusalem.

Green scores again, US settles for 1-1 draw vs New Zealand

WASHINGTON (AP) — After a second exciting performance, U.S. soccer coach Jurgen Klinsmann says 21-year-old winger Julian Green is "back in the picture."

CONCACAF to overhaul 'archaic' World Cup qualifying format

LONDON (AP) — World Cup qualifying in North America is set to be overhauled to avoid shutting out the majority of countries in the CONCACAF region so early.

Costa Rican ex-soccer official pleads guilty to conspiracy

NEW YORK (AP) — The former head of the Costa Rican soccer federation pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy and other charges accusing him of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to award lucrative marketing contracts.

Sparta players fined for sexist comments over offside

PRAGUE (AP) — Sparta Prague goalkeeper Tomas Koubek and midfielder Lukas Vacha have been fined by the Czech soccer federation for their emotional outburst against women after a female assistant referee failed to spot an offside in a league game.

For Top 25 teams, the waiting for Matthew continues

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Matthew's slow march toward Florida kept plenty of major college football teams guessing about their weekend plans on Wednesday, with schools still waiting to determine if moving or rescheduling games will be necessary because of the massive storm.

Pope Francis implores sports leaders to curtail corruption

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis implored sports leaders on Wednesday to do a better job of keeping corruption off the playing field.

A 48-team World Cup in 2026 is a boost for CONCACAF

LONDON (AP) — A bigger World Cup in 2026 will boost North America's chances of hosting the tournament, the president of the CONCACAF region told The Associated Press.

Many teams keeping a close eye on Hurricane Matthew

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Football games were postponed, other events canceled and countless contingency plans were being made Tuesday because of Hurricane Matthew, which could deliver a major blow to Florida later this week before likely spinning up the East coast.

FIFA VP: English-speaking soccer officials pompous on ethics

LONDON (AP) — Corruption will never be eradicated from soccer and officials in the English-speaking world should try to be humble rather than pompous when they talk about ethics, a FIFA vice president said Tuesday.

Cahill's homecoming fuels fan fervor in A-League

SYDNEY (AP) — Organizers hope the homecoming of local hero Tim Cahill will fuel enthusiasm for Australian football's A-League which opens its 12th season on Friday.

Bradley lands EPL job at Swansea after years of frustration

LONDON (AP) — Bob Bradley persevered in Egypt through a violent uprising, exceled in Norway with limited resources and dropped into France's second tier league to further prove his coaching credentials.

IOC president 'impressed' by Paris 2024 bid

PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande treated IOC President Thomas Bach with a special gift: an Olympic flag from the 1924 Olympic games that were held in Paris.