Mar 16, 2016

FIFA admits to World Cup hosting bribes, asks for money back

While acknowledging for the first time that votes were bought in past World Cup hosting contests, FIFA is seeking to claim “tens of millions of dollars” in bribe money seized by U.S. federal prosecutors. FIFA submitted a 22-page claim to the U.S. Attorney’s Office ...

Gut retakes World Cup lead as Vonn crashes out

Feb 20, 2016

Gut retakes World Cup lead as Vonn crashes out

Lindsey Vonn was incensed after losing her ski and the World Cup lead in a tricky downhill Friday, frustrated and fuming over her equipment “My ski came off,” she said, underlining her anger with an expletive. Swiss rival Lara Gut won and moved 13 ...

Jansrud edges Svindal to win super-combined

Jan 16, 2016

Jansrud edges Svindal to win super-combined

Norway keeps racing toward a historically successful World Cup season. Kjetil Jansrud edged teammate Aksel Lund Svindal to win a combined event that favored downhill racers on Friday, needing an acrobatic recovery to avoid a near wipeout in the final slalom section to win ...

Velez Zuzulova ends win drought

Jan 13, 2016

Velez Zuzulova ends win drought

Slovak skier Veronika Velez Zuzulova overcame snowfall and a softened course to end a three-year wait for her third World Cup win on Tuesday. Holding on to a commanding first-leg lead in a night slalom, Velez Zuzulova avoided risks in her final run, and ...

Vonn reigns again at Lake Louise

Dec 5, 2015

Vonn reigns again at Lake Louise

Lindsey Vonn caught an edge with her left ski and was certain she was crashing. Somehow, she recovered. The mistake hardly even slowed her down as the American standout was her dominant self on a hill that’s become like a second home. Vonn won ...

FIFA suspends Valcke over ticket claims

Sep 18, 2015

FIFA suspends Valcke over ticket claims

FIFA suspended president Sepp Blatter’s right-hand man Jerome Valcke on Thursday and ordered an investigation into alleged unethical conduct, throwing world soccer’s scandal-scarred governing body into further turmoil. Valcke, FIFA’s secretary general for the past eight years under the embattled Blatter, was hours earlier ...

Japan wraps up World Cup preparations with win over Georgia

Sep 6, 2015

Japan wraps up World Cup preparations with win over Georgia

Japan heads into the Rugby World Cup on a winning note thanks to a 13-10 victory over Georgia at Kingsholm Stadium on Saturday. In their final warmup game before they kick off their World Cup campaign against South Africa on Sept. 19, the Brave ...

Sep 3, 2015

Samoa's Thompson suspended for Rugby World Cup opener

Veteran Samoan lock Kane Thompson will miss his country’s opening game at the Rugby World Cup against the United States after receiving a two-match ban for punching an opponent, the governing body, World Rugby, announced on Wednesday. The 33-year-old New Zealand-born second row, set ...

All Blacks assume familiar favorites tag at World Cup

Sep 1, 2015

All Blacks assume familiar favorites tag at World Cup

That New Zealand has been the team to beat ahead of every World Cup has long been accepted by the rest of the international rugby community. But that the All Blacks have managed, for the time being at least, to defy conventional medicine by ...