• Adrien Silva’s legal request to play for Leicester refused

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Adrien Silva’s emergency request to be allowed to play for Leicester has been rejected by sport’s highest court.

  • Paraguay judge approves extradition of soccer official Leoz

    ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — A judge in Paraguay approved the extradition of Nicolas Leoz, the former president of South America’s soccer confederation, on Thursday. The 89-year-old Leoz is charged in a corruption scandal being investigated by the U.S. Justice Department.

  • CAS rules FIFA wrong to fine Mexico for fans’ gay slur chant

    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA was judged wrong to fine Mexico’s soccer federation for fans chanting gay slurs at opposition goalkeepers at World Cup qualifying games.

  • Judge reviews claims of neck slashing gesture at FIFA trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former marketing executive from Argentina testified Thursday at a U.S. trial that he and his company arranged to pay 30 soccer officials about $160 million in bribes over the course of several years until his arrest in 2015.

  • WADA decision harms Russia’s hopes for Winter Olympics

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The World Anti-Doping Agency placed Russia’s fate for the upcoming Winter Olympics on perilous ground, refusing to reinstate the country’s suspended anti-doping operation while Russia remained insistent the government is not to blame.

  • Feud grows between NFL, Cowboys’ Jerry Jones over Goodell

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Associated Press has obtained a letter sent by the NFL to Jerry Jones’ attorney accusing the Dallas Cowboys owner of “conduct detrimental to the league’s best interests” over his objection to a contract extension for Commissioner Roger Goodell.

  • Pirates: MLB to discipline Latin American scouting head

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Pirates say Major League Baseball intends to discipline their director of Latin American scouting for rules violations, and the team announced it will not renew Rene Gayo’s contract when it expires next month.

  • Cowboys’ Elliott drops appeal, will serve rest of 6-game ban

    FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott is ending his legal fight with five games remaining on a six-game suspension over alleged domestic violence.

  • The Latest: Witness says media giants paid World Cup bribe

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. trial of three South American soccer officials accused of corruption in the FIFA scandal (all times local):

  • Linked to graft, ex-Argentine government official kills self

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A former Argentine government official has killed himself after being accused of taking bribes, the latest fallout from a widespread corruption probe in professional soccer that has implicated businessmen and top officials in several countries.