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  • NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 9:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 01:15:26 GMT
    The NCAA has agreed to settle a class-action head injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing...
    The NCAA agreed on Tuesday to help athletes with head injuries in a proposed settlement of a class-action lawsuit that college sports' governing body touted as a major step forward but that critics say doesn't go...
  • Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead

    Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead

    Monday, July 28 2014 1:20 PM EDT2014-07-28 17:20:52 GMT
    A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.
    A Spanish judge on Monday rejected a prosecutor's request to drop charges of tax fraud against Lionel Messi and ordered the investigation into three cases of suspected unpaid taxes to proceed.
  • Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash

    Saturday, July 26 2014 1:23 PM EDT2014-07-26 17:23:33 GMT
    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the crash of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause...
    Having for months dismissed Western sanctions on Russia as toothless, business leaders here are now afraid that the downing of the Malaysian jetliner will bring about an international isolation that will cause serious and...
  • FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

    FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup

    Friday, July 25 2014 12:53 PM EDT2014-07-25 16:53:50 GMT
    FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."
    FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."
  • Frank Lampard joins New York City FC of MLS

    Frank Lampard joins New York City FC of MLS

    Thursday, July 24 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-07-24 21:53:26 GMT
    Frank Lampard is joining New York City FC.
    The newest team in Major League Soccer is doing its part to fill Yankee Stadium with stars.
  • Austrians investigate disturbance at Israeli game

    Austrians investigate disturbance at Israeli game

    Thursday, July 24 2014 9:55 AM EDT2014-07-24 13:55:28 GMT
    Federal and local law enforcement agencies in Austria are investigating an incident in which pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch during a football match between an Israeli club and a French team.
    Federal and local law enforcement agencies in Austria are investigating an incident in which pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the pitch during a football match between an Israeli club and a French team.
  • Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut

    Man United buries Galaxy 7-0 in Van Gaal's debut

    Thursday, July 24 2014 2:59 AM EDT2014-07-24 06:59:55 GMT
    Manchester United made an impressive debut under coach Louis van Gaal on Wednesday night, with Wayne Rooney scoring twice late in the first half of a 7-0 victory over the LA Galaxy.
    Although Louis van Gaal intends to restore Manchester United to its former international glory, even the veteran coach was impressed when his new club scored a virtual touchdown at the Rose Bowl.
  • US movie theaters to show Premier League games

    US movie theaters to show Premier League games

    Wednesday, July 23 2014 12:41 PM EDT2014-07-23 16:41:22 GMT
    Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings.
    Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings.
  • James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

    James Rodriguez signs 6-year deal with Real Madrid

    Tuesday, July 22 2014 9:13 AM EDT2014-07-22 13:13:37 GMT
    James Rodriguez has signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid.
    After scoring the most goals of any player at the World Cup, Colombia forward James Rodriguez signed a six-year deal with Real Madrid on Tuesday.
  • Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries

    Friday, July 18 2014 11:21 PM EDT2014-07-19 03:21:09 GMT
    Flags flew are flying half-staff across the Netherlands as the country mourns at least 154 of its citizens killed when a Malaysia Airlines passenger jet was shot down in eastern Ukraine.
    The human cost of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 hit home around the world Friday, upending scores of families and small communities spanning half of the planet, from a Dutch fishing village to an Australian...
  • Your Top Plays for Today

    Your Top Plays for Today

    Friday, July 18 2014 3:13 AM EDT2014-07-18 07:13:35 GMT
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
    By The Associated Press Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
  • Van Gaal needs time to impose philosophy at United

    Van Gaal needs time to impose philosophy at United

    Thursday, July 17 2014 4:32 PM EDT2014-07-17 20:32:43 GMT
    Louis van Gaal is avoiding making any promises to instantly revive Manchester United's fortunes.
    By ROB HARRIS AP Sports Writer While avoiding starting his Manchester United reign with any bold predictions or statements of intent, Louis van Gaal still projected an aura of authority and conviction in...
  • Rosberg changes World Cup helmet on FIFA complaint

    Rosberg changes World Cup helmet on FIFA complaint

    Thursday, July 17 2014 2:28 PM EDT2014-07-17 18:28:31 GMT
    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg ditched plans to put an image of the World Cup trophy on his helmet for the upcoming German Grand Prix following a complaint from FIFA.
    Formula One leader Nico Rosberg ditched plans to put an image of the World Cup trophy on his helmet for the upcoming German Grand Prix following a complaint from FIFA.
  • Ukrainian, Russian clubs to be kept apart by UEFA

    Ukrainian, Russian clubs to be kept apart by UEFA

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:42 PM EDT2014-07-17 16:42:14 GMT
    UEFA has decided to keep Ukrainian and Russian clubs from playing each other "until further notice" because of the continuing unrest between the neighboring countries.
    UEFA has decided to keep Ukrainian and Russian clubs from playing each other "until further notice" because of the continuing unrest between the neighboring countries.
  • Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15

    Germany takes No. 1 soccer ranking; US is No. 15

    Thursday, July 17 2014 10:40 AM EDT2014-07-17 14:40:02 GMT
    Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16.
    Germany climbed to No. 1 in the FIFA rankings Thursday after winning the World Cup, and the United States fell two places to 15th despite reaching the round of 16.
  • Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

    Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:13:35 GMT
    Kevin Durant has won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest...
    Kevin Durant won two ESPY Awards, including male athlete of the year, and mixed martial arts star Ronda Rousey earned female athlete honors, becoming the first UFC fighter to claim a trophy in the biggest category at the...
  • Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start

    Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start

    Thursday, July 17 2014 12:13 AM EDT2014-07-17 04:13:03 GMT
    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says he is hopeful that the proposed $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers will be completed before next season begins. But he could not guarantee that will happen because the...
    Eyebrow-raising testimony, abrupt changes of plans, courtroom delays. If there is one thing NBA Commissioner Adam Silver has learned during the Donald Sterling saga, it's that there are no guarantees.
  • Best of Brazilian music coming to New York City

    Best of Brazilian music coming to New York City

    Wednesday, July 16 2014 2:50 PM EDT2014-07-16 18:50:23 GMT
    The Brazilians are coming. Over nine days starting on July 17, some 20 acts representing a cross section of Brazilian popular music will descend upon New York playing at venues across the city for the fourth annual...
    The World Cup is over but the Brazilian party will go on- in New York City.
  • US Concussion expert: World Cup sets bad example

    US Concussion expert: World Cup sets bad example

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:38 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:38:26 GMT
    Concussion expert Chris Nowinski says World Cup organizers missed a chance to use the tournament as a "bully pulpit" to teach soccer fans and young players around the globe about the dangers of head injuries.
    World Cup organizers repeatedly failed to follow their own concussion protocol and then failed to take advantage of the international interest in the tournament to teach soccer fans and young players about the dangers of...
  • 'Los Jets': A Latino soccer team, Southern town

    'Los Jets': A Latino soccer team, Southern town

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 7:15 PM EDT2014-07-15 23:15:12 GMT
    Journalist Paul Cuadros traveled to North Carolina in 1999 seeking to report on immigrant poultry industry workers in the South. He stayed as a high school soccer coach who saw the sports program become a boost for...
    Journalist Paul Cuadros traveled to North Carolina in 1999 seeking to report on immigrant poultry industry workers in the South. He stayed as a high school soccer coach who saw the sports program become a boost for its...
  • World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

    World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 3:00 PM EDT2014-07-15 19:00:13 GMT
    As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.
    As the World Cup neared its end this week, Twitter had a field day with Brazil's humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany in the semifinals, which became the most-discussed sports game in the social network's history.
  • Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

    Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 12:12 PM EDT2014-07-15 16:12:31 GMT
    Germany's World Cup-winning team returned home Tuesday to celebrate the country's fourth title with huge crowds of fans.
    At a party 24 years in the making, hundreds of thousands of Germans showed their admiration and adoration for their World Cup winners in a parade to the Brandenburg Gate on Tuesday.
  • A look at the venues hosting 2018 World Cup

    A look at the venues hosting 2018 World Cup

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:50 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:50:02 GMT
    A look at the cities and venues to be used for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
    A look at the cities and venues to be used for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
  • From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup

    From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 11:40 AM EDT2014-07-15 15:40:34 GMT
    Brazil just barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other issues ahead of football's next...
    Brazil barely managed to get everything ready in time for the World Cup. Russia insists it won't have any such problems in 2018, although the country faces other pressing issues - including racism and violence.
  • Scars show as Gaza's children endure third war

    Scars show as Gaza's children endure third war

    Tuesday, July 15 2014 9:19 AM EDT2014-07-15 13:19:55 GMT
    The children of the Attar clan have lived through three wars in just over five years, each time fleeing their homes as Israel bombarded their neighborhood in the Palestinian Gaza Strip.
    The children of the Attar clan have lived through three wars in just over five years, each time fleeing their homes as Israel bombarded their neighborhood in the Palestinian Gaza Strip.
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  • Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria

    Cow herd kills German woman hiker in Austria

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 12:24 PM EDT2014-07-29 16:24:40 GMT
    VIENNA (AP) -- Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog. They said Tuesday the 45-year old victim was rushed by about 20 cows and their calves. Attempts by an emergency crew to revive her were unsuccessful. The attack occurred Monday on a mountain pasture in Austria's Tyrol province. The woman's name was not released, in accordance with Austrian confidentiality rules. © 201...
    VIENNA (AP) -- Police say a herd of cows attacked and killed a German woman hiking through their fenced-in pasture after apparently being riled by the sight of her leashed dog. They said Tuesday the 45-year old victim was rushed by about 20 cows and their calves. Attempts by an emergency crew to revive her were unsuccessful. The attack occurred Monday on a mountain pasture in Austria's Tyrol province. The woman's name was not released, in accordance with Austrian confidentiality rules. © 201...
  • New app helps teens calm anxiety

    New app helps teens calm anxiety

    Monday, July 28 2014 11:46 AM EDT2014-07-28 15:46:49 GMT
    Anxiety disorders affect one in eight teens. There are medications and therapies that can help alleviate symptoms, and now there’s even an app that can help. The MindShift app aims to teach young adults how to combat everyday anxiety, panic, conflict and worry. Teens can input their symptoms and the app will create a plan to help reduce stress. Created by two non-profit organizations, Anxiety BC and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Mindshift app gives users the ability to ...
    Anxiety disorders affect one in eight teens. There are medications and therapies that can help alleviate symptoms, and now there’s even an app that can help. The MindShift app aims to teach young adults how to combat everyday anxiety, panic, conflict and worry. Teens can input their symptoms and the app will create a plan to help reduce stress. Created by two non-profit organizations, Anxiety BC and BC Mental Health and Addiction Services, the Mindshift app gives users the ability to ...
  • Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    Toddler crashes Jeep, runs home to watch cartoons

    Monday, July 28 2014 9:07 AM EDT2014-07-28 13:07:54 GMT
    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. Witnesses say it rolled down the street, through an intersection and into the house, causing minor damage. KPTV reports (http://bit.ly/1rhWlK6 ) an officer found the boy on a couch watching TV as if nothing had happened. He said his par...
    MYRTLE CREEK, Ore. (AP) -- Police say a toddler crashed a Jeep into an Oregon home, then ran back to his home to watch cartoons. Authorities say the 3-year-old boy who was wearing only a diaper climbed into the Jeep Tuesday evening and knocked it out of gear. Witnesses say it rolled down the street, through an intersection and into the house, causing minor damage. KPTV reports (http://bit.ly/1rhWlK6 ) an officer found the boy on a couch watching TV as if nothing had happened. He said his par...
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