• FILE- In this July 30, 2015 file photo, Richard Budgett, the IOC medical director, speaks to the Associated Press during an interview in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Seeking to calm fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director told The Associated Press on Thursday Feb. 11, 2016 that “everything that can be done is being done’’ to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)

    AP Interview: IOC medical chief seeks to allay Zika fears

    LONDON (AP) — Seeking to allay fears over the Zika outbreak, the IOC medical director said “everything that can be done is being done” to combat the virus in Brazil and provide safe conditions for athletes at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

  • 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.

  • An employee passes next to an index board at the reception hall of the Stock Exchange in Athens, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2016. Banks, particularly in Europe, have come under pressure over recent days as investors fret about their ability to cope with a bigger than expected global slowdown at a time when many still have sizeable bad loans on their books. Greece is expected to slip back into a mild recession in 2016, while the global sell-off in financial markets saw the value of shares on the Athens Stock Exchange sink to their worst level since 1989. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)

    The Latest: European stocks sink, tracking Asia lower

    LONDON (AP) — The latest on the turmoil afflicting global financial markets (all times local):

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • A man looks at screens displaying financial information at the Stock Exchange in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. Renewed jitters about the global economy set off a wave of selling in banking stocks after Asian markets tumbled Tuesday, led by a 5.4 percent slide in Tokyo. The stock index in Spain was off roughly 4 percent, while Italy's lost about 5 percent and Greece's index sank about 8 percent. Stock markets have been slump so far this year after a lackluster 2015. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

    Eurozone concerns building again after period of calm

    LONDON (AP) — Slowly but surely, worries over the 19-country eurozone are building again.

  • Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho, centre, celebrates scoring a goal during the English FA Cup fourth round replay soccer match between West Ham United and Liverpool at the Boleyn Ground stadium in London, Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

    Cameron cites ‘problem’ with Premier League ticket prices

    LONDON (AP) — Liverpool’s American owners apologized to fans and reversed planned rises in ticket prices on Wednesday, insisting they were not “greedy.”

  • A man looks at an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 in Tokyo, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016. Asian stock markets fell for a third consecutive day Wednesday, beset by nerves about shaky global growth, falling oil prices and possible capital shortfalls at major European banks. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

    Global stocks turn higher ahead of Yellen testimony

    LONDON (AP) — European stocks rose Wednesday and Wall Street was expected to open higher ahead of testimony from the Federal Reserve chief that could either ease market turmoil or add to it. Asian markets mostly fell in a spillover sell-off from the previous day’s losses.

  • Sunderland winger Johnson admits sexual activity with child

    BRADFORD, England (AP) — Sunderland winger Adam Johnson has pleaded guilty in court to one count of sexual activity with a child and another of grooming.