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World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies at 81

LONDON (AP) - Piercing the roar of the crowd, in the searing heat of Guadalajara, Mexico, Gordon Banks heard Pele shout "Goal!"Aiming a header...

Dreams to tragedy: Fire kills 10 at Brazilian soccer academy

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - A fire early Friday swept through the sleeping quarters of an academy for Brazil's popular professional soccer club Flamengo,...

Fire at Brazilian soccer academy kills 10, injures 3

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Fire tore through the sleeping quarters of an academy for one of Brazil's most popular professional soccer clubs Friday,...

Ballon d’Or 1sts: Modric wins, Hegerberg takes women’s award

PARIS (AP) - Luka Modric ended the long reign of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo by winning the Ballon d'Or for the first time...

Modric wins 1st Ballon d’Or to end Messi and Ronaldo’s reign

PARIS (AP) - Luka Modric won the Ballon d'Or award for the first time on Monday, ending the 10-year dominance of Lionel Messi and...

Ahead of 2022 World Cup, Qatar still has a long way...

LUGANO, Switzerland (AP) - With four years to go before the next World Cup opens in Qatar, the small gulf country's national soccer team...

Argentine women fight against inequality in soccer

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - In a country where the soccer conversation is overwhelmingly dominated by talk of Lionel Messi and Diego Maradona, female...

Neymer, Firmino lead Brazil over US 2-0 in exhibition

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Neymar and Brazilian teammates showed young American players how large a gap they must overcome.Roberto Firmino scored in the...

Ex-Brazil soccer boss gets 4 years in prison in FIFA probe

NEW YORK (AP) - A former South American soccer official convicted on corruption charges in the sprawling FIFA bribery scandal was sentenced in federal...

Ex-Brazil soccer boss gets 4 years in prison in FIFA probe

NEW YORK (AP) - A former South American soccer official convicted on corruption charges in the sprawling FIFA (FEE'-fuh) bribery scandal has been sentenced...