• Brazil’s 1982 World Cup goalkeeper dies after heart attack

    RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazil goalkeeper Waldir Peres, a member of three World Cup teams, died on Sunday at the age of 66 after a heart attack. His death was announced by his family.

  • Russian farmer’s straw stadium pokes fun at World Cup costs

    KRASNOYE, Russia (AP) — Russia is desperate to control its spending on the 2018 World Cup, and a farmer might just have the answer — straw.

  • Spain’s sports court opens disciplinary procedure vs. Villar

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain’s administrative court for sport has initiated disciplinary procedures against Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar after he was arrested and jailed in a corruption probe.

  • Jamaica stuns Mexico 1-0 to reach CONCACAF Gold Cup final

    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — After Kemar Lawrence ripped an exquisite shot over Mexico’s five-man wall and into the top corner for one of the biggest goals in Jamaican soccer history, the defender hushed his teammates and refused to celebrate.

  • El Salvador’s Romero, Ceren suspended after bites

    MIAMI BEACH, Fla. (AP) — El Salvador defender Henry Romero was suspended for his nation’s next six competitive matches and midfielder Darwin Ceren for the next three, penalties announced three days after they bit American players during a CONCACAF Gold Cup quarterfinal.

  • Morris, not Dempsey, starts up from with Altidore

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — U.S. coach Bruce Arena made five lineup changes for Saturday night’s CONCACAF Gold Cup semifinal against Costa Rica, pairing Jordan Morris rather than Clint Dempsey with Jozy Altidore in the attack.

  • Swimming body FINA re-elects officials to top 2 positions

    BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Despite fresh bribery allegations on top of long-standing accusations of wrongdoing, Kuwaiti official Husain al-Musallam was re-elected for another term as senior vice-president of FINA on Saturday.

  • Guzan has shutout in 1st MLS game since 2008, Atlanta wins

    ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — U.S. national team goalkeeper Brad Guzan had a shutout in his return to Major League Soccer, Hector Villalba scored in the 86th minute and Atlanta United beat Orlando City 1-0 on Friday night in the clubs’ first meeting.

  • Dempsey at home 1 goal from record; US team in Gold Cup semi

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Clint Dempsey is back in his home state of Texas, one goal away from a national scoring record for the United States team that is one win from playing in another CONCACAF Gold Cup final.

  • Webb says De Jong would have been sent off with video review

    NEW YORK (AP) — Howard Webb would have given Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong a red card in the 2010 World Cup final if a video assistant referee had been in place.