Soccer

2-minute silence across sports to mark Prince Philip's death

From soccer stadiums to cricket grounds, sports venues in England fell silent for two minutes, black armbands were put on, and flags lowered to half-staff as the death of Prince Philip was marked

3 British soccer teams boycott social media over racism

Three British soccer clubs have announced week-long boycotts of social media over the racist abuse sent on the platforms

Zidane hopes Messi’s 45th ‘clásico’ is not his last

Lionel Messi is set to play his 45th “clásico” match against Real Madrid

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EXCLUSIVE: Former Fox 2 News reporter ML Elrick…

EXCLUSIVE: Former Fox 2 News reporter ML Elrick declares candidacy Monday

Tottenham caves in late again to frustrate Mourinho

Defending leads used to be a forte of Jose Mourinho but not anymore

Colombia midfielder Viafara gets 11 years on US drug charge

U.S. prosecutors say a former midfielder for Colombia’s national soccer team has been sentenced in a Texas courtroom to more than 11 years in prison for drug trafficking

UConn soccer player facing aggravated sexual assault charge

Prosecutors say a UConn men's soccer player, already facing domestic violence charges, was arrested Monday in New York and will be charged with sexual assault when he is returned to Connecticut

Approval of Kansas bill on trans athletes isn't…

Kansas conservatives have pushed a proposed ban on transgender athletes in girl’s and women’s school sports through the Republican-controlled Legislature

Bayern-PSG rematch headlines Champions League quarterfinals

The Champions League resumes with first-leg matches in the quarterfinals and standing out is the meeting between Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain

Olympic failures show structural issues for US Soccer, MLS

The Catch-22 for U.S. men’s soccer in the Olympics is that the better a player gets, the less likely he is to play

European women's soccer vision sees place for indie clubs

A new strategy for women's soccer in Europe says independent teams should have a place beside storied names from men’s soccer that are fueling rapid development

The Latest: NHL's Canucks have 17 players in COVID protocol

The Vancouver Canucks now have 17 players in the NHL COVID-19 protocol with the addition of rookie forward Nils Hoglander

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City running away with title, Liverpool closes in on Chelsea

Liverpool's 3-0 victory at Arsenal has provided a reminder of the quality that had the champions still leading the Premier League in December before imploding

US Men's Soccer Misses Olympics for 'Embarrassing' 3rd Time

For the third time in a row, US men's soccer missed qualifying for the Olympics. That's the program's longest period of time being kept from the Games in more than half a century, NBC Sports reports, and the first time it has missed three consecutive Games since the 1960 through...

US men lose to Honduras, miss 3rd straight Olympic soccer

The United States missed its third straight Olympic men’s soccer tournament, losing to Honduras 2-1 in a qualification game as Juan Carlos Obregón scored in the fourth minute of first-half stoppage time and goalkeeper David Ochoa committed a blunder that gifted Luis Palma a goal two minutes into the second half

Real Sociedad wins 2020 Copa del Rey; 2021 final…

Real Sociedad has beaten fierce Basque rival Athletic Bilbao 1-0 in the delayed final of the 2020 Copa del Rey

Ronaldo's armband auctioned for $75,000 to help Serbian baby

Serbian state TV has reported the captain’s armband that Cristiano Ronaldo angrily threw to the ground during Portugal’s World Cup qualifier in Belgrade last week has been sold to an unidentified bidder for $75,000 at a charity auction

What cold? Frigid temps can't stop joy as fans return to MLB

Even in the freezing cold, it was hard to dim the joy for fans across Major League Baseball

In AP survey, ADs raise worries about women’s…

A new AP survey of athletic directors and conversations with ADs and conference commissioners during March Madness show concern about what would happen to women’s college sports under proposals that would put more money in the pockets of some athletes

Löw limps closer to exit after Germany's latest painful loss

Joachim Löw’s explanations of what went wrong in the German national team’s latest humiliating loss have become a familiar ritual

AC Milan signs multi-year partnership deal with BMW

Zlatan Ibrahimović and his AC Milan teammates will all be getting new cars after the Italian club signed a partnership deal with automobile maker BMW

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Europe top teams win WCup qualifiers as Swiss move goalposts

World Cup qualifying in Europe took a quirky turn when the goalposts were removed before a match between Switzerland and Lithuania because they were deemed the incorrect size

Portugal, Belgium held in WCup qualifying, Ireland shocked

Portugal and Belgium were left frustrated by draws in their World Cup qualifying matches

Local professional soccer player joins San Jose…

Earthquakes goalkeeper and Salinas native, Emi Ochoa, describes his experience training with the Earthquakes first team.