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February 1, 2016 - 8:52am
1 week 5 days ago

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — All three athletics officials banned for life by the IAAF ethics commission in January for bribery and extortion to cover up a Russian doping case have appealed to sport's highest court.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport says "all seek to have their life bans from involvement in the sport of track and field annulled."

The three are: Papa Massata Diack of Senegal, and Russian officials Valentin Balakhnichev and Alexei...

February 1, 2016 - 8:25am
1 week 5 days ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Pep Guardiola and Manchester City have long been considered a likely match: Soccer's most admired coach and a club with massive spending power seeking to become the dominant force in Europe.

It's been four years in the making, but finally they'll be united.

City announced Monday that Guardiola will take over as manager on a three-year contract starting next season, furthering the English team's goal to be a global...

February 1, 2016 - 8:17am
1 week 5 days ago

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City says Pep Guardiola taking over as coach on 3-year deal starting next season.

February 1, 2016 - 7:44am
1 week 5 days ago

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Nigeria has banned eight athletes for doping, four of them gold medal winners and one a silver medalist at the All Africa Games last year.

Long jumpers Chinazom Amadi and Samson Idiata, weightlifter Elisabeth Onua and wrestler Patience Opuene were all banned following failed drug tests at the games in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo, in September, where they won gold.

Wrestling silver medalist Ebi James Igbadiwei was also banned...

February 1, 2016 - 5:41am
1 week 5 days ago

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on European soccer transfer deadline day (all times local):

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11:00 p.m.

As the transfer window closed, Stoke completed the biggest winter move by paying 18.3 million pounds ($26.4 million) for Giannelli Imbula.

The Premier League club broke its transfer record to sign the 23-year-old defensive midfielder from Porto. Imbula has played for the France under-21s but never the senior...

February 1, 2016 - 5:36am
1 week 5 days ago

LONDON (AP) — It's the last day for clubs in Europe's top leagues to strengthen their squads before the winter transfer window closes.

German clubs have to wrap up their business by 1700 GMT while Italian clubs have until 2200 GMT to sign players.

The transfer cut-off in England, France and Spain is 2300 GMT on Monday.

February 1, 2016 - 5:04am
1 week 5 days ago

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — FIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale will meet with senior South African Football Association officials on Tuesday for an "update" amid reports that the millionaire businessman's home federation is frustrated over his lackluster campaign.

SAFA denies, however, that it will ask Sexwale to withdraw from the election.

SAFA spokesman Dominic Chimhavi says Sexwale will meet with SAFA's emergency committee and Tuesday's meeting is...

February 1, 2016 - 5:02am
1 week 5 days ago

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona's current and former club presidents denied any wrongdoing when questioned by a judge in a Madrid court on Monday as part of an investigation into alleged irregularities regarding the transfer of Brazil striker Neymar.

Club president Josep Bartomeu and predecessor Sandro Rosell arrived together to answer questions by National Court judge Jose de la Mata.

"They reiterated what they had told this same court almost a year ago,"...

February 1, 2016 - 4:23am
1 week 5 days ago

PARIS (AP) — Italian manufacturer Wilier Triestina will sue the Belgian cyclist who used a motor on her bike at the cyclo-cross world championships over the weekend.

Company CEO Andrea Gastaldello said he was "stunned" by the news that Femke Van den Driessche competed in the under-23 race with a concealed motor in her bike's frame, and announced that he will take legal action "to safeguard the reputation and image of the company."

Van den Driessche,...

February 1, 2016 - 4:02am
1 week 4 days ago
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