• After late goals broke Panama’s hearts in 2013, US returns

    PANAMA CITY (AP) — With Panama about 90 seconds from reaching a playoff against New Zealand for a World Cup berth, Graham Zusi and Aron Johannsson scored in second-half stoppage time four years ago to give the already qualified United States a 3-2 win and eliminate the hosts.

  • Player gets 4-year ban cut in Champions League steroid case

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Dinamo Zagreb midfielder Arijan Ademi has had his doping ban for an anabolic steroid reduced to two years on appeal.

  • Napoli’s Sarri wins coach of the year award for Serie A

    FLORENCE, Italy (AP) — Napoli’s Maurizio Sarri was voted coach of the year in Serie A on Monday, beating Massimiliano Allegri and Eusebio Di Francesco.

  • Defoe scores on return for England in front of ill friend

    LONDON (AP) — Jermain Defoe was struggling to contain his emotions even before scoring on his return from England exile in a 2-0 World Cup qualifying win over Lithuania.

  • Danny Blind fired as coach of Dutch football team

    THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The Dutch football association fired national coach Danny Blind on Sunday, a day after his team’s humiliating 2-0 defeat to Bulgaria in a World Cup qualifier in Sofia.

  • Ooh la la! Cypriot renews Platini memorabilia record bid

    MOSFILOTI, Cyprus (AP) — A Cypriot fan of former soccer player and administrator Michel Platini renewed a bid Sunday to be entered in the Guinness Book of World Records for the biggest collection of Plantini memorabilia.

  • 2 Russian soccer fans stabbed in Serbia

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Two Russian fans have been hospitalized with serious injuries after being stabbed following a friendly soccer match between Red Star Belgrade and Lokomotiv Moscow.

  • Andorra ends 58-match losing streak in WCup qualifier

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Rarely has a scoreless stalemate in front of the home fans tasted so sweet.

  • Europe Qualifiers: Bosnia hammers Gibraltar 5-0

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Bosnia and Herzegovina sealed its third World Cup qualifying win by hammering Gibraltar 5-0 in Europe Group H on Saturday.

  • Lletget, Brooks dropped from US roster; Arriola added

    SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — An already banged-up U.S. soccer team lost four more players heading into Tuesday’s World Cup qualifier at Panama, including two starters from Friday night’s 6-0 victory against Honduras.