• Chelsea's Branislav Ivanovic reacts after he failed to score  during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Chelsea at the Vicarage Road stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

    Chelsea held to 0-0 draw by Watford in Premier League

    WATFORD, England (AP) — Chelsea failed to turn sustained late pressure into a goal in a 0-0 draw at Watford in the English Premier League on Wednesday.

  • FIFA Presidential Candidate Gianni Infantino speaks during an interview with The Associated Press after he unveiled his 90 day plan that he will implement if he is elected FIFA President, at Wembley Stadium in London, Monday, Feb. 1, 2016.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

    FIFA candidate Prince Ali slams blocked funds to Americas

    GENEVA (AP) — A FIFA decision to block funding for the scandal-hit North and South American regional soccer bodies was criticized by presidential candidate Prince Ali of Jordan for its timing and lack of transparency.

  • Chelsea omits Falcao from Champions League squad; Pato in

    LONDON (AP) — Radamel Falcao has been omitted from Chelsea’s Champions League squad for the knockout stage, continuing the Colombia striker’s miserable spell at the English Premier League club.

  • In this Jan. 18 2015, file photo, AC Milan's Nigel de Jong controls the ball against Atalanta during an Italian Serie A soccer match at San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. The LA Galaxy have acquired the Dutch midfielder on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno, File)

    Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong acquired by LA Galaxy

    CARSON, Calif. (AP) — The LA Galaxy acquired Dutch midfielder Nigel de Jong on Wednesday, completing their third high-profile international move of the winter with the signing of the two-time World Cup veteran on a free transfer.

  • Manchester City's manager Manuel Pellegrini awaits the start of the English Premier League soccer match between Sunderland and Manchester City at the Stadium of Light, Sunderland, England, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Scott Heppell)

    Popular Pellegrini begins long farewell at Manchester City

    MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manuel Pellegrini has cause to feel resentment at being handed his notice by Manchester City, even though the mild-mannered Chilean isn’t showing it.

  • Asian champion Evergrande fined for filming training session

    KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Asian Champions League winner Guangzhou Evergrande has been fined for secretly filming its opponent’s training session before the second-leg match of the final.

  • Van Nistelrooy to leave Dutch coaching staff for PSV

    AMSTERDAM (AP) — Ruud van Nistelrooy will not renew his contract as Netherlands coach Danny Blind’s assistant when it expires at the end of June and instead will join former club PSV Eindhoven to train young strikers.

  • Gao Hongbo returns as China national football team coach

    BEIJING (AP) — Gao Hongbo returned Wednesday as interim coach of the Chinese men’s national football team following the departure of Frenchman Alain Perrin last month.

  • Ex-FIFA vice president released on bond in corruption case

    NEW YORK (AP) — A former vice president for world soccer’s governing body has been released from U.S. custody in New York and will be subject to house arrest as he awaits trial on bribery and other charges related to a sprawling corruption case.

  • Roma's Mohamed Salah reacts during their Serie A soccer match against Sassuolo, at Reggio Emilia's Mapei stadium, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. (AP Photo/Marco Vasini)

    Salah breaks goal drought to help Roma win 2-0 at Sassuolo

    REGGIO EMILIA, Italy (AP) — Mohamed Salah ended a three-month goalscoring drought to help Roma win 2-0 at Sassuolo and move provisionally fourth in Serie A on Tuesday.