International soccer

FILE - In this April 28, 2015 file photo, Kevin Jonas, of the group The Jonas Brothers, attends the AOL NewFront 2015 in New York. Jonas turned up in the courtroom for a trial of three South American soccer officials, Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, to bolster testimony that one of the defendants had been bribed with tickets to a Paul McCartney concert in Argentina in 2010. Jonas didn’t have personal knowledge of the bribes but confirmed the ex-Beatle's concert had taken place as prosecutors said. The soccer officials have pleaded not guilty to bribery charges stemming from an investigation of FIFA, soccer’s governing body. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
December 07, 2017 - 7:11 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The U.S. trial of three former South American soccer officials charged in the FIFA corruption scandal took another odd twist Thursday with surprise testimony by pop star Kevin Jonas about attending a Paul McCartney show in Argentina. Prosecutors called the former member of the Jonas...
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December 06, 2017 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A turning point in the investigation of soccer's governing body came with a 6 a.m. wake-up call by the FBI to the five-star Miami hotel room of a Brazilian sports marketing executive named Jose Hawilla. A startled Hawilla, after learning he was a target of the probe, eventually...
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International Olympic Committee, IOC, President Thomas Bach from Germany, reacts during a media conference after an Executive Board meeting, in Lausanne, Switzerland, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017. Russian athletes will be allowed to compete at the upcoming Pyeongchang Olympics as neutrals despite orchestrated doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee said Tuesday. (Jean-Christophe Bott/Keystone via AP)
December 06, 2017 - 12:28 am
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Russian athletes will be allowed to stand on the medal podium at the Winter Olympics — just not with their anthem playing or their nation's flag rising above them. The International Olympic Committee barred Russia and its sports leaders from the upcoming games in South...
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FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2014 file photo a man carries the Russian national flag past the burning Olympic cauldron at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. Russia could be banned from competing at the Pyeongchang Olympics. The decision will come on Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 when the International Olympic Committee executive board meets in Lausanne, less than nine weeks before the games open on Feb. 9 in South Korea. (AP Photo/Peter Delong, file)
December 05, 2017 - 9:13 pm
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Latest on Russian doping (all times local): ___ 3:30 a.m. Organizers of the Pyeongchang Olympics have issued a statement saying they accept and respect the International Olympic Committee's decision to allow Russian athletes to compete under a neutral flag at the...
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December 05, 2017 - 7:11 am
Kathy Carter has formally declared she is a candidate for president of the U.S. Soccer Federation. Carter's announcement Tuesday comes a day after the current president, Sunil Gulati, said he wouldn't seek a fourth term. His move comes after the U.S. men's team failed to qualify for the 2018 World...
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December 04, 2017 - 1:18 am
As the trial detailing widespread corruption in world soccer enters a fourth week, prosecutors are close to concluding their case in a Brooklyn federal courthouse. One sleepy juror was dismissed last week, one defendant was admonished by the judge, and the FIFA president thanked American...
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Detonations can be seen during an attempted implosion of the Silverdome, in Pontiac, Michigan, Sunday, Dec. 3, 2017. Technical problems with the explosives left the stadium still standing after the blast. (David Guralnick/Detroit News via AP)
December 03, 2017 - 3:32 pm
PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A partial implosion of the Silverdome failed to bring down the upper section of the Detroit Lions' former home as intended Sunday as demolition of the stadium began. Demolition company Adamo said the blasts in Pontiac, Michigan, did weaken the Silverdome and it could still...
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December 03, 2017 - 7:20 am
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait's parliament has approved a proposed draft law that aims to ends the bans on the country by FIFA and the International Olympic Committee. Lawmakers passed the bill in a special session Sunday. Minister of Youth and Sports Affair Khaled al-Roudan described the law as "an...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, Brazilian soccer legend Pele, center, and Argentinian soccer legend Diego Armando Maradona pose for a photo prior to the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday Dec. 1, 2017. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
December 01, 2017 - 6:18 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — A World Cup shrouded in corruption controversies and struggling to attract sponsors could have the dreariest of starts. Host Russia and Saudi Arabia play June 14 at Moscow in an opener lacking global appeal, but things pick up the next day when 2010 champion Spain and defending...
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Vitaly Mutko, Russian Federation Deputy Prime Minister & Local Organising Committee Chairman gestures during a press conference ahead of the 2018 soccer World Cup draw in the Kremlin in Moscow, Friday Dec. 1, 2017. (AP Photo)
December 01, 2017 - 1:36 pm
MOSCOW (AP) — In a combative mood hours before the World Cup draw, Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko defended himself and his country amid an ongoing Olympic doping scandal. Mutko aimed barbs at the IOC and international media, and singled out other countries' doping issues, in a 77-minute...
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