| Jan 6, 2014
| 8:34 AM
The International Olympic Committee has praised Russian President Vladimir Putin for allowing protests during the 2014 Sochi Games.
A post on the Kremlin’s website over the weekend announced that demonstrators will be allowed to gather in one or...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 12:33 PM
Looks like Sepp Blatter's patience with World Cup preparations in Brazil has finally run out.
In an interview with a Swiss newspaper, the FIFA president blasted organizers who have failed to meet many deadlines for stadium construction and...
| Jan 5, 2014
| 8:19 PM
Eusébio, the Portuguese soccer star who was born into poverty in Africa but became an international sporting legend and was voted one of the 10 best players of all time, died Sunday, his longtime club, Benfica, said. He was 71.
Eusébio had heart and...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 6:23 PM
The countdown has begun — only 30 days remain until the opening ceremony for the 2014 Sochi Olympics.
Eighty-five countries are expected to bring 5,500 athletes and team members to Russia in early February. They will compete in 98 events spread...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 6:47 PM
Lindsey Vonn had the second-fastest run in World Cup downhill training Thursday as she increased the pace in her comeback from injury.
The American finished only 0.04 seconds behind Dominique Gisin of Switzerland, who clocked 1 minute, 49.07 seconds...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Jason Bergquist tugs the laces tight on his Nike cleats and grins at his parents in the front row of the bleachers at the Hollywood Recreation Center. With zero wins for the season, Bergquist's kickball team has a lot to prove.
His mother snaps iPhone...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 11:45 AM
The president of the International Olympic Committee reaffirmed his belief that Russia's anti-gay law will not impact the 2014 Sochi Games and said organizers are preparing an “excellent, unique and a perfect stage for the athletes to perform at...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 3:48 PM
As if FIFA didn't have enough enemies already, now a coalition of winter sports federations is threatening to gang up on the controversial governing body for soccer.
The problem is, FIFA awarded the 2022 World Cup to the country of Qatar. When officials...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Iceland moved 90 minutes closer to becoming the smallest nation ever to qualify for the World Cup when it held visiting Croatia to a scoreless draw Friday in the first game of their two-leg UEFA playoff.
The teams will meet in a rematch Tuesday in...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:32 PM
After more than three years of preparation and the most successful season in U.S. national soccer team history, how far the U.S. goes in next summer's World Cup in Brazil may come down to which way a ping-pong ball bounces.
That's because the draw for...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 5:39 PM
Entering Friday's draw for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil, the United States and 31 other countries in the tournament will be on pins and needles to see how they fare in the selection process.
The 2014 World Cup field is arguably the strongest in...