• Kubica closer to an F1 return as Williams ponders decision

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — After nearly losing his right hand, Robert Kubica could be steering a Formula One car with it next year.

  • Q&A: Denzel on ‘Roman J. Israel,’ ‘Malcolm X’ and ‘Shaft’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Denzel Washington, 62 years-old and a seven-time Oscar nominee, is still trying to get better.

  • Syria talks in Russia, Saudi Arabia aim to unify rival sides

    MOSCOW (AP) — The leaders of Russia, Turkey and Iran on Wednesday discussed ways to promote a peaceful settlement in Syria, including the return of refugees, humanitarian aid and prisoners’ exchange, while fractured Syrian opposition groups were meeting in Saudi Arabia in a bid to overcome their divisions and form a united front for Syrian peace talks in Geneva.

  • World Cup-bound Saudi Arabia fires coach Edgardo Bauza

    RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — World Cup-bound Saudi Arabia has fired coach Edgardo Bauza nine days before the draw.

  • Syria’s opposition, divided and varied, to get a new face

    BEIRUT (AP) — Syria’s notoriously fragmented opposition is gathering in the Saudi capital for a meeting intended to close ranks and come up with a unified vision ahead of a new round of peace talks in Geneva.

  • Returning PM attends Lebanon’s military parade

    BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon is celebrating its Independence Day with a military parade attended by the president and the prime minister who resigned from Saudi Arabia earlier this month in a move that stunned the country.

  • Australia coach quits despite guiding Socceroos to World Cup

    SYDNEY (AP) — Ange Postecoglou has quit as Australia coach a week after the Socceroos secured a spot at next year’s World Cup with an intercontinental win over Honduras.

  • Witness: Men accused of bribes negotiated sale to Qataris

    NEW YORK (AP) — A sports marketing company whose owners have been charged with bribing top soccer officials tried to negotiate a sale to an entity associated with Paris Saint-Germain team president Nasser Al-Khelaifi, a witness testified Tuesday in federal court.

  • Secret payments to soccer officials cloaked by car names

    NEW YORK (AP) — Payments to the head of Peruvian soccer were masked under the name “Fiat.” Money for Paraguay’s boss was listed as “Honda.”

  • FIFA bans 3 soccer officials for life for taking bribes

    GENEVA (AP) — Three soccer officials who pleaded guilty in American courts to accepting bribes were banned for life by the FIFA ethics committee on Tuesday.