DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA.
Now FIFA's senior vice president and the No. 2 executive after Blatter, Hayatou, a 68-year-old former physical education teacher, has played many roles in the quarter of a century he has sat on world soccer's powerful executive committee.
SEATTLE (AP) — Tyrone Mears scored in the 88th minute for his first MLS goal, leading the Seattle Sounders to a 1-0 victory over the short-handed D.C. United on Friday night.
Mears, a defender in his first season in the league, was outside the top right corner of the penalty area when a ball was headed away from the net toward that spot. Mears took it just inside the box and fired into the left side of the next past goalkeeper Andrew Dykstra.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Plawecki drove in the go-ahead run with a sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, rookie Noah Snydergaard dueled reigning NL MVP Clayton Kershaw on even terms, and the New York Mets beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 2-1 on Friday night.
Lucas Duda blooped a double just inside the left field line leading off the ninth against Dodgers closer Kenley Jansen (2-1). Wilmer Flores followed with a single that bounced off Jansen's glove as the right-hander tried to...
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Michael Bourn drove in three runs, Brandon Moss homered and Trevor Bauer pitched effectively into the seventh inning as the Cleveland Indians beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 5-2 on a rainy Friday night in a game that stretched past midnight.
Bourn's two-run single in the eighth inning extended the Indians' lead to 5-2 after Cleveland loaded the bases on a walk to David Murphy and singles by Yan Gomes and Giovanny Urshela.