• Canada soccer head Montagliani to run for CONCACAF president

    TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Soccer Association president Victor Montagliani says he is running for president of soccer’s governing body for North and Central America and the Caribbean, whose past three presidents have been charged with corruption by U.S. prosecutors.

  • Barcelona's Luis Suarez, right,  celebrates and Messi after scoring against Levante during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Levante and Barcelona,  at the Ciutat de Valencia stadium in Valencia, Spain, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

    Barcelona says Messi to undergo tests for kidney problems

    BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Lionel Messi is to undergo medical tests to assess a recurrence of kidney problems.

  • Chelsea's Kurt Zouma shouts out after getting injured during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma out for 6 months with ACL damage

    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma will undergo knee surgery that will rule him out the rest of the season and the European Championship for France.

  • Leicester City players including Daniel Drinkwater, left, and Leonardo Ulloa, cenre left, clelebrate afrer their 3-1 win against Manchester City in the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Leicester City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

    It’s now or never for Leicester in this odds-defying season

    LONDON (AP) — The wealth of elite clubs and financial restrictions on upstarts were thought to be locking in the established order in English soccer and suppressing ambition.

  • 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.

  • Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery returns to training

    MUNICH (AP) — Bayern Munich winger Franck Ribery has completed his first full team training since a right thigh muscle injury put him out for two months.

  • Olympiakos wins again, beats PAOK 1-0

    ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Olympiakos beat PAOK 1-0 and increased its lead at the top of the Greek league to 19 points with AEK’s 1-0 defeat at Atromitos earlier Sunday.

  • Congo claims African Nations title, beats Mali 3-0

    KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — Congo won the African Nations Championship title by convincingly beating Mali 3-0 in the final in Rwanda on Sunday.

  • Chelsea's Diego Costa gets round Manchester United's goalkeeper David de Gea to score a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Chelsea and Manchester United at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016.  (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Costa scores late as Chelsea holds Man United to a 1-1 draw

    LONDON (AP) — Chelsea striker Diego Costa struck in stoppage time against Manchester United to maintain his scoring streak under interim manager Guus Hiddink, ensuring a 1-1 stalemate in Sunday’s meeting of fallen Premier League powers.

  • PSV beats Utrecht to stay atop the Dutch Eredivisie

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — PSV Eindhoven beat FC Utrecht 2-0 Sunday to stay one point ahead of Ajax atop the Dutch Eredivisie.