• In this Dec. 25, 2015 file photo Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko gestures during a news conference in Moscow, Russia. On Monday, July 18, 2016 WADA investigator Richard McLaren confirmed claims of state-run doping in Russia. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)

    Russian sports head Mutko at risk from doping scandal

    GENEVA (AP) — The fallout of Russia’s state-backed cheating at the Sochi Olympics could add pressure on Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who also is its top official at FIFA and head of the local organizing committee for the 2018 World Cup.

  • Ronaldo, Messi on UEFA award shortlist, edging Will Grigg

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi are on the 10-player shortlist to be named UEFA Best Player in Europe for last season. Fan favorite Will Grigg missed out but got as many points as Paul Pogba.

  • Russia’s Alfa-Bank signs with FIFA as 2018 World Cup sponsor

    MOSCOW (AP) — FIFA has filled the first of 20 sponsor slots for the 2018 World Cup in a new program that stalled during its corruption crisis.

  • Union score 2 quick goals to tie Red Bulls 2-2

    CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Chris Pontius and C.J. Sapong scored goals about a minute apart to help the Philadelphia Union rally for a 2-2 tie with the New York Red Bull on Sunday night.

  • Montreal Impact's Didier Drogba, right, challenges New York City FC's Frederic Brillant for the header during the first half of an MLS soccer game in Montreal, Sunday, July 17, 2016. (Graham Hughes /The Canadian Press via AP)

    Villa, Lampard score, NYC beats Impact 3-1

    MONTREAL (AP) — David Villa and Jack Harrison scored in the first half and first-place New York City held on for a 3-1 victory over the Montreal Impact on Sunday night.