• Rodchenkov: Gov’t order to protect doped Russian footballers

    Russian soccer players were protected from being caught doping under direct government orders that laboratory director Grigory Rodchenkov said he followed to ensure cheating was covered up as part of a far-reaching conspiracy.

  • Uruguay’s Nacional fined after fans mock Chapecoense crash

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — South America’s soccer governing body has fined Uruguay’s Nacional and ordered the club to play its next three international games without its fans after some of its supporters mocked the plane crash that killed most of Brazilian squad Chapecoense two years ago.