• February 24, 2017

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Player power strikes again as Ranieri unseated at Leicester

For many, Claudio Ranieri deserved a job for life at Leicester.

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Dayton taps ex-Minnesota court chief for stadium agency

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton tapped former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Kathleen Blatz to be interim chairwoman of the state's embattled oversight agency of the Minnesota Vikings' stadium on Thursday, installing a fresh face to lead a board that's been wracked by ethical questions surrounding the use of luxury suites for friends and family.

Expect more gung-ho attacking in Man City-Monaco Part II

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola and Leonardo Jardim were up and down from their seats in the dugout, trying to get messages to their players but ultimately powerless to exert any control in a chaotic game that was unfolding before them.

Soccer star Abby Wambach gets engaged to Christian writer

Retired U.S. soccer star Abby Wambach has announced her engagement to Christian writer Glennon Doyle Melton.

Reserve keeper resigns after eating meat pie at FA Cup game

LONDON (AP) — A backup goalkeeper paid the price for eating a meat pie during his team's landmark game against Arsenal, resigning from Sutton United as authorities launched investigations into the apparent betting stunt.

Rejuvenated and reinvented, Toure integral to Man City again

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — It has been one of the great sights of English soccer in recent years, Yaya Toure picking up possession in central midfield for Manchester City, rampaging upfield and scattering opponents in his path.

Egypt high court upholds death sentence of 10 in soccer riot

CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's highest appeals court on Monday upheld the death sentences against 10 people convicted over a soccer riot that killed over 70 fans in 2012, becoming one of the world's deadliest soccer disasters.

FA Cup: Ibrahimovic rescues United, Kane nets Spurs treble

LONDON (AP) — Manchester United turned to Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to come to the holders' rescue and eliminate second-tier Blackburn in the FA Cup on Sunday.

Non-league Lincoln into last 8, Leicester out of FA Cup

BURNLEY, England (AP) — On a dramatic day of late goals and upsets in the FA Cup, Lincoln became the first non-league team to reach the quarterfinals in more than a century and beleaguered English champion Leicester was eliminated by third-tier opposition on Saturday.

Desert to ice: Qatar takes on curling at Asian Winter Games

SAPPORO, Japan (AP) — For members of Qatar women's curling team, just about everything is a new experience.

Wenger to coach next season, even if he leaves Arsenal

LONDON (AP) — Arsene Wenger wants to continue coaching next season, even if it's not at Arsenal.

Referee Mark Clattenburg quitting England for Saudi Arabia

LONDON (AP) — Mark Clattenburg, who refereed the top games in world soccer in 2016, suddenly quit the English Premier League on Thursday for a job in Saudi Arabia.

Madrid police talk to Maradona after altercation at hotel

MADRID (AP) — It didn't take long for Diego Maradona to start making headlines on his short trip to Europe.

Carli Lloyd signs for English women's champion Man City

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Preparing for a new challenge at Manchester City, FIFA player of the year Carli Lloyd is relishing the chance to improve her game.

PSG playing its best soccer since Qatari takeover in 2011

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain is dreaming big, just like its motto says.

PSG gives Barcelona some major payback with 4-0 thumping

PARIS (AP) — Two years after being humiliated by Barcelona in the Champions League, Paris Saint-Germain turned the tables on the five-time champions with a relentless display of skill, energy and determination.

Benfica edges Dortmund 1-0 in last 16 of Champions League

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Borussia Dortmund squandered chance after chance, including a second-half penalty, before slumping to a 1-0 defeat at Benfica in their first leg match of the Champions League's Round of 16 on Tuesday.

Maradona to try to give Napoli a boost against Real Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Diego Maradona couldn't do much on the field to keep Napoli from being eliminated by Real Madrid the last time the teams met in a European competition.

Spanish football sees major drop in doping tests

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Political stalemate in Spain and failure to reach a deal with football's governing bodies have damaged efforts to maintain doping tests in the Spanish league.

New Twins leadership counts on young talent to lead revival

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The first step toward fortifying the fallen Minnesota Twins was a change in leadership, with chief baseball officer Derek Falvey plucked from Cleveland's front office and general manager Thad Levine hired from Texas.

17 killed in stampede at Angolan football stadium

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A crowd stampeded at a football stadium in Angola on Friday, leaving at least 17 people dead and dozens injured.

Political scandal overshadows South Korea 2018 Olympic prep

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When Pyeongchang was awarded the 2018 Olympics six years ago, many South Koreans felt that the first Winter Games on home snow would herald their entry into the top tier of rich nations.

Political scandal overshadows South Korea 2018 Olympic prep

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — When Pyeongchang was awarded the 2018 Olympics six years ago, many South Koreans felt that the first Winter Games on home snow would herald their entry into the top tier of rich nations.