• Greek soccer hero helps refugees win battle against boredom

    SKARAMANGAS, Greece (AP) — Soccer fans of a certain age may still remember Antonis Nikopolidis for his resemblance to American actor George Clooney and as the goalkeeper who helped Greece become surprise European Champions in 2004.

  • Madrid police talk to Maradona after altercation at hotel

    MADRID (AP) — Police were called to investigate an altercation involving Diego Maradona and his girlfriend at a hotel in Madrid, authorities said Wednesday.

  • Turkey to bid to host 2024 European Championship

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The head of the Turkish soccer federation says the country will bid to host the 2024 European Championship.

  • James, Cavs hold off Wiggins, Wolves 116-108

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — LeBron James spent the morning sending a crystal clear message to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the wake of Kevin Love’s knee injury: things will be just fine as long as James is on the court.

  • Front 3 of Cavani, Di Maria and Draxler gives PSG a CDD

    PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain’s front trio of striker Edinson Cavani flanked by wingers Angel Di Maria and Julian Draxler has the makings of a stunning attacking combination.

  • Sounders’ Clint Dempsey feeling good again after heart issue

    TUKWILA, Wash. (AP) — Seattle Sounders star Clint Dempsey said Tuesday the symptoms that eventually led him to being diagnosed with an irregular heartbeat first surfaced last February but it wasn’t until late summer that it became serious enough to affect his ability to play.

  • Di Maria scores 2 as PSG batters Barcelona 4-0 in ECL

    PARIS (AP) — Angel Di Maria scored two superb goals as Paris Saint-Germain battered Barcelona from start to finish on Tuesday, hammering the five-time European champion 4-0 to take a huge advantage into the second leg of their Champions League knockout match.

  • AP Source: Lloyd expected to sign with Manchester City women

    A person with knowledge of the deal says reigning FIFA Women’s Player of the Year Carli Lloyd will sign a short-term contract to play for Manchester City.

  • Roma’s long-delayed stadium plan takes positive turn

    ROME (AP) — Roma’s long-delayed plans for a new stadium have taken a positive turn following a meeting with city officials.

  • Last-place Pescara fires Oddo after 1 win in 24 matches

    PESCARA, Italy (AP) — Last-place Serie A club Pescara has fired its coach, Massimo Oddo, after winning just one of its 24 matches in its return to the top division.