MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man who admitted to recruiting foreign baseball players for the operators of a steroid-dispensing clinic has been sentenced to prison followed by house arrest.
U.S. District Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga agreed with the attorney for Juan Carlos Nunez that his part in the conspiracy was minimal compared with others'. Nunez will serve three months behind bars and three months on house arrest.
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — European Club Association chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says he had positive talks with FIFA president Sepp Blatter about payments linked to the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
FIFA and the ECA traded barbs last week after the governing body recommended playing the tournament in November-December. FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke dismissed Rummenigge's request for compensation for disrupting the traditional club season.
MOSCOW (AP) — The general secretary of Russian Football Union says the organization needs to crack down on the "virus" of racism ahead of hosting the 2018 World Cup.
Anatoly Vorobyov tells The Associated Press that "unfortunately not everything is going smoothly" with Russia's fight against soccer racism and that the country is "under a microscope" ahead of the World Cup.
Vorobyov says the RFU has sufficient powers to punish clubs whose fans make...