FIFA’s ethics committee has banned Harold Mayne-Nicholls, who led the teams which inspected the bids to host the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, for seven years, it said in a statement on Monday.
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A record 20.3 million Americans watched on television as the United States beat Japan in the final of the Women’s World Cup on Sunday, setting a new high for any soccer match televised in the nation, according to preliminary ratings data on Monday.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. won the rain-delayed Coke Zero 400 NASCAR Sprint Cup race early Monday morning, but the finish was marred by a terrifying crash that sent Austin Dillon’s car sailing into the catchfence at Daytona International Speedway.
New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul is being treated for multiple hand injuries incurred while helping light fireworks Saturday night.
Former Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice is waging an unrelenting crusade to get back on the field nearly a year after being booted from the National Football League — along with his $35 million contract — over a heinous case of domestic abuse.
The Twitterverse lit up with references to the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor after the 5-2 U.S. victory over Japan in the Women’s World Cup championship match but other Twitter users called those comments offensive.
Rory McIlroy’s defence of golf’s British Open and a keenly-anticipated contest with American Jordan Spieth was thrown into doubt on Monday when he revealed he had ruptured an ankle ligament while playing football with friends.
The United States won the Women’s World Cup for the third time, crushing Japan 5-2 on Sunday with striker Carli Lloyd scoring the tournament’s fastest ever hat-trick, including a spectacular goal from the half-way line.
The Main Event continues at noon today at the Rio with Day 1B, and the true measure of the size of the field will come Tuesday when the majority of players register for Day 1C.
Until 2005, I watched just about every big soccer match at the Crown & Anchor British Pub — the holy grail of Las Vegas-area soccer bars — across the street from UNLV.
Dilson Herrera, now 21, already has played in 43 games and has more plate apperances with the Mets than in Triple-A, leading some to believe his promotion might have been a bit premature.
Houston, you may have a problem. The rumored romance between Houston Rockets star James Harden and Khloe Kardashian went public in Las Vegas over the Fourth of July weekend.
The disaster that for weeks now was predicted to stain the Major League Baseball All-Star game in terms of which American League players might start never occurred.
Erik Seidel is one of the most respected high-stakes tournament players in the world. The eight-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner will be part of the field when the $10,000 buy-in No-limit Texas Hold ’em World Championship begins today at the Rio Convention Center.
Conor McGregor rented the sprawling seven-bedroom estate in Green Valley for the sole purpose of bringing his entire training camp to Las Vegas to prepare for what was expected to be a featherweight title bout against longtime champion Jose Aldo at UFC 189.
Bettors are lining up to put their money on the United States to defeat Japan in the Women’s World Cup final Sunday in Canada. At William Hill sports books, 95 percent of the money wagered on the two-way betting line has been placed on the U.S.
Chileans streamed into roads, squares and bars after their team beat bitter rival Argentina 4-1 on penalties Saturday - the South American country’s first ever major trophy.
How Japan built its national team remains one of soccer’s most treasured tales. The team is referred to as Nadeshiko, a floral metaphor meaning pure, feminine beauty. Which is how it plays. Graceful, tactical, a style born from 5-vs.-5 on dirt fields with mini goals at which to shoot.
Because this is the social media age, somebody anonymously speculated on Twitter that perhaps “flu-like symptoms” was a euphemism for Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs being hung over. Even though the Las Vegan is known as a nondrinker, unless you count Gatorade.
The initial season under the College Football Playoff system underscored the importance of playing a tough schedule, especially for a Group of Five team trying to grab a coveted New Year’s Six bowl slot. Marshall went 12-1, but a soft schedule cost the Thundering Herd.
Kathy Duva wasn’t surprised when Premier Boxing Champions announced it would host a fight card July 25 at the Palms, the same night Sergey Kovalev is scheduled to fight at Mandalay Bay. Duva, whose Main Events promotes Kovalev, said it was another case of Al Haymon trying to bully the boxing world.
Micah Roberts, a former Las Vegas sports book director, has been setting NASCAR odds since 1994 and covers all sports with a betting spin. He analyzes the field for Sunday’s Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Fla.
Using a bat with stars on the barrell, Las Vegas slugger takes Giants ace Madison Bumgarner deep on the Fourth of July.
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