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NCAA settles head-injury suit, will change rules


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... More>>

Tax fraud case against Lionel Messi goes ahead


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. More>>

Russian execs fear lasting damage from plane crash


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... More>>

FIFA rejects calls to strip Russia of World Cup


FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change." More>>

Frank Lampard joins New York City FC of MLS


The newest team in Major League Soccer is doing its part to fill Yankee Stadium with stars. More>>

Austrians investigate disturbance at Israeli game


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. More>>

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


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. More>>

US movie theaters to show Premier League games


Movie theaters around the U.S. will show live English soccer games on their big screens on Saturday mornings. More>>

James Rodriguez signs 6-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. More>>

Downed jet claimed victims from 13 countries


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... More>>

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Van Gaal needs time to impose philosophy at United


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... More>>

Rosberg changes World Cup helmet on FIFA complaint


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. More>>

Ukrainian, Russian clubs to be kept apart by UEFA


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. More>>

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


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. More>>

Durant, Rousey win top athlete honors at ESPYs


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... More>>

Silver: No guarantee Sterling out by season start


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. More>>

Best of Brazilian music coming to New York City


The World Cup is over but the Brazilian party will go on- in New York City. More>>

US Concussion expert: World Cup sets bad example


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... More>>

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


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... More>>

World Cup online: Brazil's shock shatters records


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. More>>

Germany World Cup heroes return to huge fan party


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. More>>

A look at the venues hosting 2018 World Cup


A look at the cities and venues to be used for the 2018 World Cup in Russia. More>>

From Brazil to Russia: A look at 2018 World Cup


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. More>>

Scars show as Gaza's children endure third war Video included


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. More>>

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  • Parents of slain USC student urge security boost

    Parents of slain USC student urge security boost

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:47:30 GMT
    Four teens were charged Tuesday with murder in the fatal beating of a University of Southern California graduate student with a baseball bat and wrench as he walked to his off-campus apartment after meeting with a...More >>
    The parents of a University of Southern California graduate student who was beaten to death on his walk home say they are concerned about other students and hope the university increases security.More >>
  • Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued

    Broken water main floods UCLA; people rescued

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:47 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:47:22 GMT
    A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of...More >>
    A broken water main near the UCLA campus Tuesday sent a geyser of water some 30 feet into the air, forced the rescue of people trapped in underground parking garages and covered some of the best-known parts of campus in...More >>
  • Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Man wrongly imprisoned seeks millions from state

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 10:15 PM EDT2014-07-30 02:15:45 GMT
    A man who was imprisoned 21 years for a rape and murder he didn't commit is set to testify at a first-ever Connecticut hearing to determine how much he should be compensated.More >>
    A man cleared of murder and rape charges after being locked up for two decades made an emotional appeal for millions of dollars in compensation on Tuesday, telling the state claims commissioner about the fear he endured in...More >>
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