• 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.

  • Agency follows a uniquely American way of funding arts

    NEW YORK (AP) — When the National Endowment for the Arts was established in 1965, organizers had different models to choose from.

  • 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.

  • Why the London attacker’s links to Saudi Arabia might matter

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The British man who killed four people in a rampage in London last week had made three trips to Saudi Arabia in his lifetime. Though millions of foreigners from around the world live and work in the kingdom, Khalid Masood’s time there immediately raised questions about whether the country’s ultraconservative brand of Islam impacted his worldview and radicalized him.

  • Van Avermaet wins Gent-Wevelgem for 2nd victory in 3 days

    GENT, Belgium (AP) — Olympic road champion Greg Van Avermaet won his second race in three days Sunday, beating fellow Belgian Jens Keukeleire in a two-man sprint finish to take the Gent-Wevelgem classic.

  • With eye toward Trump, Arab leaders to seek consensus

    DEAD SEA, Jordan (AP) — With an eye toward Washington, leaders of a fractured and conflict-ridden Arab world hold their annual summit this week, seeking common positions and possible leverage as President Donald Trump weighs his approach toward the region.

  • UK: Attacker used WhatsApp, firm must help police get access

    LONDON (AP) — Westminster Bridge attacker Khalid Masood sent a WhatsApp message that cannot be accessed because it was encrypted by the popular messaging service, a top British security official said Sunday.