• Manchester United's captain Wayne Rooney gets in a shot despite the challenge of Chelsea's Gary Cahill 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)

    Man U seeks world class stars, not emulating Leicester plan

    LONDON (AP) — Manchester United will stick with its policy of spending heavily on world-class talent rather than trying to emulate Leicester, which has surged to the top of the Premier League with unproven players signed on the cheap.

  • Tottenham’s Kieran Trippier, right, Tottenham’s Mousa Dembele, centre, and Tottenham’s Dele Alli celebrate after the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Watford at White Hart Lane in London, Saturday Feb. 6, 2016. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

    Spurs emerge from shadows as realistic title contender

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Amid the buzz about surprise leader Leicester and the stuttering challenges of Arsenal and Manchester City, another title contender in the English Premier League has been working pretty much in the shadows.

  • Prince Ali Al Hussein,  of Jordan, FIFA presidential candidate, speaks during a news conference at the  Swiss Press Club  in Geneva, Switzerland , Thursday, Feb.  11, 2016.  (Martial Trezzini/Keystone via AP)

    FIFA candidate Ali queries Salman’s role in Bahrain protests

    GENEVA (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali has questioned the role of election rival Sheikh Salman in not protecting Bahrain players who alleged abuses after pro-democracy protests in 2011.

  • Mexico's Jorge Torres Nilo, left, and Hirving Lozano (8) battle for the ball with Senegal's Dame Gueye during the second half of a soccer match at Marlins Park, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, in Miami. Mexico defeated Senegal 2-0. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

    Mexico beats Senegal 2-0 in exhibition in Miami

    MIAMI (AP) — Jesus Duenas and Rodolfo Pizarro scored second-half goals to help Mexico beat Senegal 2-0 in an exhibition game Wednesday night.

  • West Brom beats 3rd tier Peterborough in FA Cup on penalties

    PETERBOROUGH, England (AP) — West Bromwich Albion survived a scare to edge past third-tier Peterborough on penalties in an FA Cup replay to reach the fifth round on Wednesday.

  • Ibrahimovic scores 2 as PSG beats Lyon 3-0 in French Cup

    PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain beat Lyon 3-0 to reach the French Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday and remain on course to repeat its domestic treble of last season.

  • Barcelona's Kaptoum, center, El Haddadi, left, and Alex Vidal celebrate after scoring against  Valencia  during a semifinal, second leg, Copa del Rey soccer match between Valencia and Barcelona, at the Mestalla stadium in Valencia, Spain, Wednesday Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)

    Barcelona sets club record of 29 straight games without loss

    MADRID (AP) — Barcelona broke the club record with its 29th consecutive unbeaten game when its second-stringers salvaged a 1-1 draw against Valencia in the Copa del Rey semifinals on Wednesday.

  • Bayern's Robert Lewandowski celebrates his opening goal during the  German Soccer Cup quarterfinal match between VfL Bochum and Bayern Munich in Bochum, Germany, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

    Hertha Berlin reaches German Cup semis after 35 years

    BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich beat 10-man Bochum 3-0 on Wednesday and set up a German Cup semifinal at home against Werder Bremen.

  • In this Feb. 14, 2013 file picture the Nestle logo is  photographed  at the Nestle headquarter  in Vevey, Switzerland. Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF on Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics' governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company's image. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, file)

    Nestle terminates IAAF sponsorship over doping scandal

    LONDON (AP) — Food and beverage giant Nestle told the IAAF on Wednesday that it terminated its sponsorship of athletics’ governing body over fears the doping scandal could damage the company’s image.

  • Hoffenheim coach Huub Stevens resigns for health reasons

    SINSHEIM, Germany (AP) — Huub Stevens resigned on Wednesday as coach of relegation-threatened Hoffenheim for health reasons.