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FIFA Bans Former World Cup Inspector for 7 Years
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FIFA Bans Former World Cup Inspector for 7 Years

FIFA has banned the official it chose to inspect 2018 and 2022 World Cup hosting candidates for breaking ethics rules. FIFA says Harold Mayne-Nicholls of Chile is barred from "any kind of football-related activity at national and international level" for seven years. Read »

28 minutes ago
Niners' Patience With Smelter Could Pay Huge Dividends

Niners' Patience With Smelter Could Pay Huge Dividends

NFL Network analyst Daniel Jeremiah says Smelter reminds him a lot of current 49ers wide receiver Anquan Boldin Read »

2 hours ago
Less Could be More for Raiders' Richardson

Less Could be More for Raiders' Richardson

Former Alabama star has vowed to make Oakland his last stop after rejections by Cleveland and Indianapolis Read »

3 hours ago
Serena Beats Venus in 2 Sets in 4th Round at Wimbledon

Serena Beats Venus in 2 Sets in 4th Round at Wimbledon

Serena Williams extended her mastery over big sister Venus, and kept alive her bid for Grand Slam history. Read »

4 hours ago
Carli Lloyd Becomes Captain America for U.S. Women

Carli Lloyd Becomes Captain America for U.S. Women

For a brief time Sunday night, Carli Lloyd's Wikipedia page listed her position as "President of the United... Read »

6 hours ago
McIlroy Ruptures Ligament in Ankle While Playing Soccer

McIlroy Ruptures Ligament in Ankle While Playing Soccer

World number one Rory McIlroy has ruptured a ligament in his left ankle while playing soccer less than two weeks... Read »

Jul 6, 2015
WATCH: Dramatic NASCAR Crash That Hurt Fans

WATCH: Dramatic NASCAR Crash That Hurt Fans

A horrific last-lap accident that left drivers fearing for Austin Dillon's safety muted Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s victory... Read »

5 hours ago
Hope Solo Wins Golden Glove Award

Hope Solo Wins Golden Glove Award

Hope Solo walked out of BC Place on Sunday night with two pieces of coveted hardware and for the time being, more... Read »

Jul 6, 2015
Kyle Busch Brushes Wall in 1st Daytona Race Since Crash

Kyle Busch Brushes Wall in 1st Daytona Race Since Crash

Kyle Busch brushed the wall early in his first race at Daytona International Speedway since breaking his right leg... Read »

Jul 5, 2015
Fans Shower Jeff Gordon With Praise Before Final Daytona Race

Fans Shower Jeff Gordon With Praise Before Final Daytona Race

As rain delayed his final race at Daytona International Speedway, four-time NASCAR champion Jeff Gordon was showered... Read »

Jul 5, 2015

Top Photos: U.S. Wins 2015 World Cup

The United States defeated Japan 5-2 to win the 2015 World Cup in Vancouver. View »

Jul 6, 2015
Giants' Buster Posey Named All-Star Starter

Giants' Buster Posey Named All-Star Starter

The fans' votes are in and San Francisco Giants catcher Buster Posey has been elected the starting catcher for the... Read »

Jul 5, 2015
U.S.A Win's Women World Cup, 5-2

U.S.A Win's Women World Cup, 5-2

The United States has won its third Women's World Cup title and first since 1999 with a 5-2 victory over Japan on... Read »

Jul 6, 2015
NASCAR Fans Defend Confederate Flag at Daytona

NASCAR Fans Defend Confederate Flag at Daytona

Steven Rebenstorf has numerous flags flying atop his canopy tent inside Daytona International Speedway. The... Read »

Jul 6, 2015
Wimbledon: All-Williams Matchup Headlines Monday's Action

Wimbledon: All-Williams Matchup Headlines Monday's Action

That's what will happen Monday when Serena Williams plays older sister Venus Williams for the sixth time at the... Read »

Jul 5, 2015
Rico Abreu Gets 1st Stock Car Win

Rico Abreu Gets 1st Stock Car Win

Abreu set a track record in winning the pole for Saturday night's NASCAR K&N Pro Series East event. He then held Read »

Jul 5, 2015
Tour de France: Dennis Wins 1st Stage in Style

Tour de France: Dennis Wins 1st Stage in Style

Rohan Dennis won the first stage of the Tour de France in record speed in the individual time trial on Saturday... Read »

Jul 5, 2015
U.S. Women Look to Reclaim Victory in World Cup Final

U.S. Women Look to Reclaim Victory in World Cup Final

The Americans get a rematch against Japan on Sunday when the teams meet again in the final, this time in Canada. The Read »

Jul 5, 2015
England Beats Germany 1-0 in Extra Time

England Beats Germany 1-0 in Extra Time

Days after a gut-wrenching loss, England finished its deepest run in the Women's World Cup with an uplifting 1-0... Read »

Jul 4, 2015
Earnhardt to Start on Pole at Daytona

Earnhardt to Start on Pole at Daytona

Dale Earnhardt Jr. earned the pole for Sunday's race at Daytona International Speedway because his crew chief... Read »

Jul 4, 2015

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