• Miami kicks off 2 defensive starters for breaking NCAA rules

    CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — Miami threw two defensive starters off its football team Saturday for NCAA violations, after a months-long probe into whether players had access to luxury rental cars.

  • Sharper files notice of appeal in federal rape case

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — NFL star Darren Sharper filed a federal court notice Friday that he now plans to appeal his conviction and nearly two-decade sentence in a drug and sexual assault case — a case in which he pleaded guilty.

  • FIFA ethics court wants Qatari election candidate banned

    GENEVA (AP) — A Qatari candidate for election to FIFA’s ruling council faces being banned from soccer for not telling the truth in an ethics investigation.

  • Kuwait dissolves Olympic committee, soccer association

    KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait has dissolved its Olympic committee and the country’s national soccer association, further deepening an ongoing dispute over the direction of sports in the oil-rich country.

  • AP source: Elway, Coughlin, Arians added to committee

    John Elway, Bruce Arians and Tom Coughlin have been added to the NFL’s powerful competition committee, a person familiar with the appointments tells The Associated Press.

  • In this Nov. 8, 2015, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers outside linebacker James Harrison (92) sits on the sidelines during an NFL football game against the Oakland Raiders, in Pittsburgh. The NFL players' union says Steelers linebacker James Harrison met Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016,  with league investigators looking into allegations linking him to performance-enhancing drugs. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)

    Steelers LB James Harrison meets with NFL investigators

    Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and Green Bay Packers defensive players Clay Matthews and Julius Peppers met this week with NFL investigators looking into allegations linking them to performance-enhancing drugs, the players’ union said Thursday.

  • In this Aug. 9, 2008, file photo, China's Chen Xiexia holds up 90kg in the snatch of the women's 48kg category of the weightlifting competition at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. The International Weightlifting Federation on Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, said that 11 2008 Olympic athletes tested positive in retests, including Chen, for a range of banned substances in the latest scandal to shake the sport, which is already processing retests which caught numerous medalists from the 2008 and 2012 games. (AP Photo/Andres Leighton)

    China faces 1-year ban from weightlifting over doping

    MOSCOW (AP) — China is facing a one-year ban from weightlifting over repeated doping cases in a move which threatens to stop some of the world’s top athletes from competing internationally.

  • Former FIFA President Sepp Blatter arrives at the International Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, for his appeal on a six-year ban on football related activities in Lausanne, Switzerland, on Thursday Aug. 25, 2016. The court's verdict is expected within several weeks, and could be challenged in a further appeal to Switzerland's supreme court. The 80-year-old Blatter denies wrongdoing in authorizing a US$2 million payment to former FIFA vice president Michel Platini in 2011. They claimed it was for backdated and uncontracted salary for work Platini did in advising Blatter from 1999 to 2002.   (Valentin Flauraud/Keystone via AP)

    Blatter says he will accept verdict as CAS appeal begins

    LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter arrived for his appeal hearing against a six-year ban from football on Thursday, pledging to accept the verdict of the Court of Arbitration for Sport

  • FIFA pay panel meets next week to set Infantino’s salary

    ZURICH (AP) — After six months of working without a contract, FIFA President Gianni Infantino is set to get a pay deal.

  • In this Sunday, Nov. 29, 2015 photo, New York Giants co-owner John Mara walks across the field before an NFL football game against the Washington Redskins in Landover, Md. A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 he was fine with the NFL's suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)

    Giants owner Mara ‘comfortable’ with NFL suspension of Brown

    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — A visibly shaken Giants owner John Mara said Wednesday he was fine with the NFL’s suspension of placekicker Josh Brown for one game, despite allegations Brown abused his ex-wife as many as 20 times prior to the Giants signing Brown to a two-year extension last spring.