• In this Thursday, April 30, 2015 file photo, Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa leaves the AFC Congress in Manama, Bahrain. The Confederation of African Football said Friday  it is backing Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in this month's FIFA presidential election. The decision also means CAF has turned its back on the only African candidate in the five-man field, South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale.  (AP Photo/Hasan Jamali, file)

    Bility: 26 African nations won’t support Salman in FIFA vote

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — At least 26 African countries will defy their continental confederation and not vote for Sheikh Salman of Bahrain in the FIFA presidential election, the outspoken head of the Liberia soccer federation said Monday.

    Updated: 10:25 am

  • The Team from Germany with Maximilian Arndt, Kevin Korona, Martin Putze and Ben Heber, compete during the men's  4-man bobsled World Cup  in St. Moritz, Switzerland, Sunday,  Feb. 7,  2016.  (Urs Flueeler/Keystone via AP)

    Germany’s Arndt wins 4-man bob World Cup race, European gold

    ST. MORITZ, Switzerland (AP) — Maximilian Arndt of Germany won a four-man bobsled World Cup race on Sunday to extend his standings lead and take the European title.

  • Japan's Sara Takanashi competes during the qualification jump of the Ski Jumping World Cup Ladies event  in Hinzenbach, Austria, on Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson)

    Ski jumper Sara Takanashi wins 9th straight World Cup event

    HINZENBACH, Austria (AP) — Japanese ski jumper Sara Takanashi extended her winning streak in the women’s World Cup to nine events on Saturday.

  • Refugees walk towards the border with Serbia from the transit center for refugees near northern Macedonian village of Tabanovce, Friday, Feb. 5, 2016. Macedonia accepts people only from war-affected zones who declare Austria or Germany as their final destination. (AP Photo/Boris Grdanoski)

    Rough seas, harsh winter, border limits add to migrant woes

    PRESEVO, Serbia (AP) — Rasul Orwani thought he had faced the worst after braving cold, rough seas in a rickety wooden boat to travel from Turkey to Greece, then came the Balkans.

  • IBU provisionally bans biathlete for suspected doping

    SALZBURG, Austria (AP) — The International Biathlon Union has provisionally suspended an unidentified athlete for suspected doping following a test during a World Cup event last month.

  • In this file photo dated Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015, cabins are set up inside Hanger 4 of the former airport Tempelhof to be used as a temporary emergency shelter for migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in Berlin, Germany.  As Europe struggles to cope with the influx of more than 1 million migrants in 2015, Germany is considering taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate into German society, according to Labor Minister Andrea Nahles on Monday Feb. 1, 2016, when explaining a plan she floated to cut benefits for migrants.  (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, FILE)

    As Europe grapples with migrant influx, benefits limited

    BERLIN (AP) — Germany is mulling taking away benefits from asylum-seekers if they refuse to try to learn the language and integrate; Denmark has just approved a measure to let police seize valuables from migrants to help cover their housing and food costs; and an Austrian province this week is expected to more than halve payments to many refugees.