LONDON | English soccer club Stoke says World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died at 81

LONDON (AP) — English soccer club Stoke says World Cup-winning England goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died…

ARE, Sweden | With retirement near, Vonn crashes in super-G at worlds

ARE, Sweden (AP) — Lindsey Vonn has crashed in the super-G at the world championships, straddling a gate…

Maribor, Slovenia: Shiffrin takes big lead in World Cup slalom

MARIBOR, Slovenia (AP) — Mikaela Shiffrin built a lead of a full second on Saturday in…

PARIS | US draws Sweden again for 2019 Women’s World Cup

PARIS — The defending champion United States is again placed in a group with Sweden for…

FIFA undertakes global initiative to grow the women’s game

FIFA is rolling out a global strategy to grow the women’s game in advance of next…

April Heinrichs to step down as US soccer youth director

Former national team coach and player April Heinrichs will step down as director of the women’s…

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain | The Latest: US reaches gold medal game again at World Cup

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LA LAGUNA, Spain — The Latest on the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup…

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: Cambage dominates in Australia win at World Cup

SANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the FIBA Women’s World Cup Day 3…

TENERIFE, Spain | The Latest: China beats Latvia in Women’s World Cup opener

TENERIFE, Spain — The Latest on the FIBA Women’s World Cup (all times local): 1 p.m.…

TENERIFE, Spain | Women’s World Cup gets underway in Spain

TENERIFE, Spain — The FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games.…

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic | Team Americas leads Continental Cup ahead of Europe

OSTRAVA, Czech Republic— The athletes from the Americas lead after the first day of the Continental…

MOSCOW | Russian clubs struggle to maintain World Cup momentum

MOSCOW — For Russia’s top clubs, it’s almost as if the World Cup never happened. The…

Pogba’s future at Man United mired in uncertainty

By placing the captain’s armband on Paul Pogba, Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho might have thought…

Brazil great Ronaldo hopes to leave hospital on Monday

Brazil great Ronaldo says he has been hospitalized in Ibiza since Friday because of flu. The…

RIO DE JANEIRO | Brazil agree El Salvador friendly in Washington

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil will meet El Salvador in a friendly in Washington D.C. next…

LIVERPOOL, England  | Digne joins Everton from Barcelona

LIVERPOOL, England  — France left back Lucas Digne has joined Everton from Barcelona as the second…

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. | Horan’s late goal pulls US into 1-1 draw with Australia.

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. — Lindsey Horan scored in the 90th minute to give the United States…

ZAGREB, Croatia | Nazi hunter slams right-wing singer at Croatia celebration

ZAGREB, Croatia  — The Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center has strongly criticized a far-right singer’s participation in…

PARIS | World Cup win gives France new set of heroes, needed boost

PARIS  — The welcome was grand, the emotion visceral as France’s victorious World Cup team rolled…

BLANTYRE, Malawi | Madonna back in Malawi; now considering soccer academy

BLANTYRE, Malawi — Madonna has returned to Malawi to celebrate the first anniversary of a medical…

PARIS | World Cup afterglow gives France a sorely needed boost

PARIS— With the golden World Cup trophy in hand, France’s victorious national team is returning home…

MOSCOW | Trump wins sympathy from Russian media ahead of summit

MOSCOW — U.S. President Donald Trump is no fan of American journalists, but he might love…

PARIS  | World Cup afterglow lifts up conflicted France

PARIS  — World Cup, World Cup and more World Cup — that’s all France is talking…

MOSCOW  | Putin: 25 million cyberattacks thwarted during World Cup

MOSCOW  — President Vladimir Putin says Russian and other security services thwarted nearly 25 million cyberattacks…

MOSCOW | Pussy Riot upstages Putin with protest that halts World Cup

MOSCOW — Protest group Pussy Riot, long a thorn in Vladimir Putin‘s side, claimed responsibility Sunday…

MOSCOW | The Latest: Croatian president asks Russia to back her team

MOSCOW   — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:40 p.m. The…

MOSCOW | The Latest: Fans flying flags at World Cup final stadium,

MOSCOW — The Latest on Sunday at the World Cup (all times local): 3:15 p.m. The…

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | From young Mbappe to aging keeper, the World Cup in records

PETERSBURG, Russia — Kylian Mbappe’s breakout performances, 11 own goals and very few red cards despite…

MOSCOW | A youthful France faces veteran-laden Croatia for World Cup

MOSCOW — France is the established power with a young team full of speed and skill.…

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia | Belgium finishes 3rd at World Cup, beats England 2-0

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia — For Belgium and England, the third-place match at the World Cup was…