Soccer

Pochettino fired by Tottenham after magic wears…

Tottenham has fired manager Mauricio Pochettino

Paris mayor troubled by new Olympic sponsor Airbnb

The IOC has signed home-sharing company Airbnb to a sponsorship deal that will run from next year’s Tokyo Olympics through the 2028 Los Angeles Games

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Luis Enrique returns as Spain coach after…

Luis Enrique is returning as Spain coach five months after stepping down because of his daughter’s illness

Record Women’s Super League crowd sees Arsenal…

The first north London derby in the Women’s Super League produced a record crowd of 38,262 for the competition when Arsenal claimed a 2-0 victory at Tottenham

Lionel Messi in Israel despite rockets and…

Soccer superstar Lionel Messi has finally arrived in sports-crazed Israel after a Palestinian protest campaign derailed his previous visit and the latest round of cross-border fighting in Gaza threatened to scare him off once again

Record attendance at women’s soccer game in Brazil

Brazilian women’s soccer set an attendance record on Saturday with more than 28,000 fans at the Arena Corinthians to watch the second leg of the Sao Paulo state championship final

Mahomes, Chiefs hold off Chargers 24-17 in Mexico…

The Kansas City Chiefs stayed on top of the AFC West with a 24-17 victory over the Los Angeles Chargers at Azteca Stadium

Man United debt climbs 55% as club spends to halt decline

Manchester United’s attempt to strengthen its underperforming squad has proved costly with debt rising more than 55% in a year to 384.5 million pounds ($498 million)

Dest makes quick impact as US rebounds to beat…

Sergiño Dest set up a goal in the second minute of his American competitive debut, Gyasi Zardes scored twice and the United States overwhelmed Canada early in a 4-1 CONCACAF Nations League match

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Garrett’s helmet swing is latest violent incident in sports

Violence is part of the game in many sports but Myles Garrett crossed a line that attracts the attention of authorities sometimes from within their sport and in other cases from criminal prosecutors

In second spell at Man United, Zelem leads transformed club

Katie Zelem captains Manchester United at Chelsea on Sunday in the Women’s Super League

Party time: Finland into its first major soccer…

A party decades in the making finally erupted in Finland after its national team qualified for a major soccer tournament for the first time

Man City loses attempt at CAS to block UEFA…

Manchester City has lost its attempt to block a UEFA investigation into financial fair play violations

Spanish league loses court battle, won’t play…

The Spanish league says the match between Villarreal and Atlético Madrid in the United States next month has been called off because it lost a court battle against the Spanish soccer federation

Kane nets hat trick and helps England seal Euro…

Harry Kane scored a first-half hat trick as England secured qualification for the 2020 European Championship with a 7-0 victory over Montenegro in the team’s 1,000th game

AP Source: Champions League TV rights in Britain…

The Associated Press has learned the rights to broadcast Champions League games in Britain have been retained by BT Sport

English soccer’s anti-racism head grapples with being abused

The new head of English soccer’s anti-racism body read abusive posts about himself on social media

FIFA hires Arsene Wenger for global soccer…

FIFA has hired Arsene Wenger in a full-time role leading its global work developing soccer

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Frankfurt captain banned for 7 weeks for knocking over coach

Eintracht Frankfurt captain David Abraham has been banned for all the club’s remaining Bundesliga games this year after knocking over an opposition coach

US sporting director Stewart says Berhalter's job…

The sporting director of the U.S. Soccer Federation says Gregg Berhalter's job as men's national team coach is safe despite some disappointing results.

Ukrainian police looking for fans who racially…

Ukrainian police say they want to identify and find about 20 Dynamo Kyiv fans as part of an investigation into racist abuse directed at Shakhtar Donetsk player Taison