• FIFA picks Lineker to host World Cup draw in Moscow

    ZURICH (AP) — Former England forward Gary Lineker and Russian sports journalist Maria Komandnaya will present the World Cup draw in Moscow on Dec. 1.

  • MLS attendance up, TV ratings lag as US mulls future

    NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer’s attendance is up and fan interest is booming, even if television broadcasts are far less popular and some young Americans would rather play in Europe.

  • The Latest: Witness says soccer bribes totaled $160 million

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  • Tentacles of FIFA graft trial reach Argentine presidency

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — The FIFA corruption trial in New York illustrates the political power of soccer in Latin America, with tentacles reaching beyond the field and possibly into the office of a national president.

  • 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):

  • The Latest: Hannity demands Moore clarify ‘inconsistencies’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump and embattled Senate candidate Roy Miller (all times local):

  • La Liga expects to earn more from new TV rights

    MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league expects to be earning 2.3 billion euros (nearly $2.7 billion) a season from television rights within three seasons, an increase of nearly 40 percent compared to its current domestic and international deals.

  • Ex-marketing executive: Fox Sports involved in soccer bribes

    NEW YORK (AP) — Fox Sports partnered with a South American marketing firm to make millions of dollars in bribes to high-ranking soccer officials in exchange for broadcasting rights to major tournaments, the marketing company’s former CEO testified Tuesday at a U.S. corruption trial.

  • Comedians not laughing at character in ‘The Simpsons’

    NEW YORK (AP) — Growing up in New York in the 1980s, comedian Hari Kondabolu was like many young people. He watched “The Simpsons” and he adored “The Simpsons.” There was just one thing that bothered him about it.