FIFA will step up the search for new dates to play the 2022 World Cup in Qatar at talks with football officials next Monday. Consultation was promised last year after FIFA President Sepp Blatter insisted the tournament cannot be played in the summer desert heat.
The governing body of wrestling says nine athletes cannot compete at the upcoming world championships because of travel restrictions imposed since the Ebola virus outbreak in west Africa.
A baseball fan took up smoking a century ago and with it acquired another habit: holding onto little cards that bore the faces of baseball’s earliest greats.
The Southeastern Conference says miscommunication led to Vanderbilt wearing jerseys that violated NCAA uniform regulations and that the Commodores have agreed not to wear the “Anchor Down” slogan again.
Wearing spandex leggings, a headband and working out a class of exercising women as if he were Richard Simmons. No, we’ve never seen Johnny Football like this.
Running back Anthony Brown has quit Southern California’s football team, and coach Steve Sarkisian was stunned Thursday by Brown’s apparent accusations of racism against him on social media.
Dimitri Patterson disputes the New York Jets’ version of his mysterious absence. The suspended cornerback said in a statement to ESPN on Thursday that the Jets’ claims that he went missing for 48 hours without notifying the team are “completely false.”
North Carolina coach Larry Fedora said Wednesday the team has suspended four players for this weekend’s season opener, a day after a report of an alleged hazing altercation that left a redshirt freshman walk-on receiver with a possible concussion.
Tony Stewart will return to Sprint Cup competition Sunday night at Atlanta Motor Speedway, ending a three-race hiatus taken after he struck and killed a fellow driver during a dirt-track race. The three-time NASCAR champion has not raced since his car hit Kevin Ward Jr. at an Aug. 9 sprint car event in upstate New York.
The NFL fined Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning $8,258 for taunting Houston Texans safety D.J. Swearinger, ESPN.com reported Thursday.
Caroline Wozniacki got her blond braid caught in her racket while hitting a forehand in her second-round U.S. Open match Wednesday against Aliaksandra Sasnovich, and she gamely tried to hit a backhand on the next shot, with her hair still entangled.
San Diego Chargers radio announcer Hank Bauer will not be calling San Diego’s final preseason game on Thursday.
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