AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.sports.soccer.news News Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:26:32 -0500 Scale of racism in Cup host Russia a threat, report says Fri, 27 Feb 2015 11:18:59 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/27/SOC-WCup-2018-Russia-Racism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-WCup-2018-Russia-Racism c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:1fbf LONDON (AP) — Russian football is plagued by a racist and far-right extremist fan culture that threatens the safety of visitors to the 2018 World Cup, according to a report provided to The Associated Press. Chelsea signs tire company Yokohama as new jersey sponsor Thu, 26 Feb 2015 14:30:27 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/26/SOC-Chelsea-Sponsor/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Chelsea-Sponsor c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:19e3 LONDON (AP) — Chelsea has signed Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama as its new jersey sponsor in a deal that could be worth more than $300 million for the English Premier League leader. WWII bomb defused near Borussia Dortmund stadium Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:39:00 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/26/SOC--Dortmund-WWII.Bomb/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Dortmund-WWII.Bomb c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:17a5 DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Authorities have defused an unexploded World War II bomb close to Borussia Dortmund's stadium after evacuating the area. Stone to host Fox's prime-time World Cup coverage Wed, 25 Feb 2015 17:10:37 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/25/SOC-World-Cup-Fox/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-World-Cup-Fox c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:131d Rob Stone will be the prime-time studio host for Fox Sports' coverage of the Women's World Cup in Canada. Valcke: No FIFA compensation to clubs for 2022 date switch Wed, 25 Feb 2015 12:18:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/25/SOC-FIFA-2022-World-Cup/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-FIFA-2022-World-Cup c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:f79 DOHA, Qatar (AP) — The fallout from FIFA's desire to play the World Cup in Qatar at the end of 2022 was felt in Europe and Africa on Wednesday. Solo regrets 'horrible choice' in interview with ABC Tue, 24 Feb 2015 22:32:53 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/25/SOC--Hope.Solo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Hope.Solo c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:cf9 U.S. women's national team goalkeeper Hope Solo tells ABC News it was a "horrible choice" last month when her husband, former Seattle Seahawks player Jerramy Stevens, was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in a team van. FIFA closes on dates for taboo-breaking World Cup in Qatar Tue, 24 Feb 2015 17:35:08 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/24/SOC-World-Cup-Qatar-Dates/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-World-Cup-Qatar-Dates c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:7e2 The World Cup in Qatar keeps provoking outrage and breaking taboos. Population 7,500, Guingamp takes on the world's best Mon, 23 Feb 2015 10:53:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/23/SOC--Small.Is.Beautiful-Guingamp/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Small.Is.Beautiful-Guingamp c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:230 GUINGAMP, France (AP) — The coaches went to their club president with a modest request: could he buy them a hut, locker or something to store their footballs and equipment? Solicitor: Fan in Paris incident apologizes, denies racism Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:13:55 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/22/SOC-Chelsea-Racism-/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Chelsea-Racism- c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-20c LONDON (AP) — A former policeman is one of the Chelsea fans being sought by officers investigating an alleged racist incident in Paris, his solicitor said Sunday in a statement that apologized to the victim. Hope Solo on US roster for Algarve Cup Sat, 21 Feb 2015 16:41:39 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/21/SOC--US.Women-Solo/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--US.Women-Solo c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-8fe Goalkeeper Hope Solo was reinstated by U.S. Soccer after a 30-day suspension and is on the travel roster for next month's Algarve Cup in Portugal. Hollande, PSG players support man racially abused by fans Sat, 21 Feb 2015 15:22:16 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/21/SOC--Chelsea-Racist.Fans-Hollande/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Chelsea-Racist.Fans-Hollande c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-ade PARIS (AP) — French President Francois Hollande has spoken with the man who was racially abused by Chelsea supporters at a train station in Paris. Police probe another racist incident involving Chelsea fans Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:14:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/21/SOC--Chelsea-Racism/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Chelsea-Racism c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-abc LONDON (AP) — British police launched an investigation into further suspected racism involving Chelsea fans as the London club used Saturday's Premier League game to celebrate diversity in football. 'Ashamed' Chelsea invites victim of fans' race-abuse to game Fri, 20 Feb 2015 14:28:14 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/20/SOC--Racism.Fallout/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Racism.Fallout c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-1194 LONDON (AP) — Chelsea plans to invite the black man abused by its supporters at a French metro station before a Champions League game against Paris Saint-Germain this week to its London stadium for the return leg. Rome mayor: Clashes show security lacking in capital Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:44:06 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/20/SOC--Feyenoord-Fan.Trouble/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Feyenoord-Fan.Trouble c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-11e6 ROME (AP) — The mayor of Rome said Friday that Italy's capital is not secure against the threat of terrorist attacks after hundreds of marauding Dutch soccer fans rampaged through the city's historic center and damaged a just-renovated 400-year-old Bernini masterpiece at the foot of the Spanish Steps. Black man blocked by Chelsea fans calls for punishment Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:12:28 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/19/SOC-Chelsea-Racist-Fans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-Chelsea-Racist-Fans c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-198a PARIS (AP) — A black man who was blocked from boarding a Paris metro train by Chelsea soccer fans chanting racist slogans wants the group to be "found, punished and locked up." Chelsea fans in Paris prevent black man from boarding train Wed, 18 Feb 2015 15:55:18 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/18/SOC--Chelsea-Racist.Fans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Chelsea-Racist.Fans c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-201c PARIS (AP) — With a racist song ringing in his ears, a black man trying to board a subway train in Paris stands back after twice being pushed away by a group of Chelsea soccer fans. Europa League resumes with 2 big British-Italian matchups Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:54:26 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/18/SOC--Europa.League.Preview/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Europa.League.Preview c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-1fb8 Two matches between teams from Britain and Italy headline the last 32 of the Europa League as the continent's second-tier competition resumes at the knockout stage on Thursday. David Beckham welcomes Luis Figo's FIFA presidential bid Tue, 17 Feb 2015 12:30:43 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/17/SOC-FIFA-Election-Beckham/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC-FIFA-Election-Beckham c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-24eb LONDON (AP) — David Beckham waded into the FIFA presidential election on Tuesday, singling out former Real Madrid teammate Luis Figo in his bid to unseat Sepp Blatter. Column: Versatile Rooney is smart move for Man Utd history Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:54:42 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/17/SOC--John.Leicester-170215/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--John.Leicester-170215 c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-251b Before Wayne Rooney hangs up his boots, the decent thing would be for Buckingham Palace to invite over the Manchester United and England captain to give him a shiny medal. Barcelona president questioned in court over Neymar transfer Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:18:24 -0500 http://www.comcast.net/sports/articles/soccer/2015/02/13/SOC--Barcelona-Neymar-Probe/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_sports_soccer_SOC--Barcelona-Neymar-Probe c9d8ec1afb93944a:100973a4:14b500ad631:-39a1 MADRID (AP) — Barcelona president Josep Bartomeu was questioned by a National Court judge for more than three hours on Friday, as a suspect in a tax fraud probe linked to the signing of striker Neymar.