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Spanish football chief's niece found dead in Mexico after kidnapping

Madrid - A niece of Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar was found dead Tuesday in Mexico after she was abducted and held for ransom for several days, Spain's foreign minister said.

Greece raises 246 million in grueling TV tender

Atenas - Greece raised 246 million euros ($274 million) on Friday by auctioning four private TV licenses in a marathon bid dominated by shipowners, including the boss of the country's top football club."For the first time in the history of the land...

Chatting with NFL Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis: Stryker Ambassador Special

New York - NFL Hall of Famer and Super Bowl Champion Jerome Bettis chatted with me about being an ambassador for Stryker Orthopaedics.

GPS technology used to screen for football injuries

Birmingham - Technology based on global positioning systems can be used to assess the likelihood of injuries produced while people compete in soccer matches, according to a new study.

Portugal beat France to win Euro 2016

Eder's goal for Portugal beats France to win European Championship title on Sunday despite the absence of injured superstar Cristiano Ronaldo.

Footballer Alan Pulido kidnapped in Mexican hometown: Police

Nuevo Laredo - Mexican footballer Alan Pulido, a striker on Greece's Olympiakos team, was kidnapped Sunday in his home state of Tamaulipas, law enforcement officials said.

Drones and kites must remain grounded while Obama visits London

London - When President Barack Obama arrives in London, drones, kites, balloons, and parachutes will be banned from flying above central London and Windsor. The restrictions are part of a security plan implemented by the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA).

Tennessee Titans huge trade highlights big AFC South off-season

One of the weakest divisions in the NFL season has just gotten a lot more interesting thanks to some exciting deals going on in the AFC South. The biggest stunner of all is the blockbuster Titans/Rams draft trade.

Internet retailer takes name off Oakland's outdoor sports stadium

Oakland - Internet retailer Overstock.com has dropped its paid-for right to put the O.Co name on the outdoor sports stadium in Oakland, Calif.

Azerbaijan jails 5 men for beating journalist to death

Bakou - Azerbaijan on Friday sentenced five men to up to 13 years in prison for beating to death a journalist who had criticised an Azeri football team player on Facebook.

Zika virus was not introduced by football fans

A theory, doing the rounds on the Internet, that the Zika virus was introduced to South America by football fans has been dismissed in a new science paper.

Essential Science: Tackling concussion and head injuries

Many types of sport, as well as everyday activities, carry the risk of head injuries. How to deal with head injuries and concussion requires care to avoid permanent damage. Scientists have been investigating the most effective therapies.

Seahawks fan writes angry letter to 'classless' Cam Newton

A Seattle Seahawks fan is not happy with Cam Newton after he snatched a 12th man flag out of the stands and threw it on the ground following the Carolina Panthers victory last Sunday.

Youth football team wants Walmart to 'make things right'

Luther - One year ago, members of an Oklahoma youth football team watched their football field transform from grass to concrete when a Walmart Express moved in. In less than a year the store has closed, and the team wants their field restored.

Musician Alicia Keys announces free SF concert before Super Bowl

San Francisco - American singer-songwriter Alicia Keys will headline a free concert on the San Francisco waterfront the night before Super Bowl 50.

Decision day for Oakland Raiders could come as early as Wednesday

Oakland - The storied Oakland Raiders football team could decide by Wednesday whether to stay in the San Francisco Bay Area or move back to Southern California, where it played in the 1980s and early 90s.

Highlight of the Week: Jarvis Landry's amazing one-handed catch

One-handed catches in the NFL are like posterizing dunks in the NBA: they're both simply delicious to watch, due to their rarity. This week gave us another highlight reel stunner thanks to Miami Dolphins star receiver Jarvis Landry.

German giants' feet of clay exposed in turbulent year

Berlin - Chancellor Angela Merkel facing the biggest challenge of her tenure, Volkswagen and the national football association each mired in scandal: the pillars of German public life will start 2016 on wobbly foundations.

Highlight of the Week: The Aaron Rodgers Hail Mary game-winner

It was the touchdown heard around the world on Thursday night. With zero time on the clock, Green Bay Packers QB Aaron Rodgers heaved a Hail Mary throw into the endzone hoping to give his team a last-minute win over the Detroit Lions.

Highlight of the Weekend: Game-winning TD pass in CFL playoffs

It was football Sunday in Canada, too, when the CFL semi-finals brought incredible drama to Ottawa. In this video, watch Ottawa QB Henry Burris throw a 94-yard game-winning pass to Greg Ellingson, advancing the RedBlacks to the Grey Cup.

England FA demands answers on World Cup fix

England’s Football Association has demanded clarification from FIFA, following Sepp Blatter’s comments suggesting the vote for the 2018 World Cup had been fixed in favour of Russia.

Watch the most incredible college football play of the year

Get comfortable and watch the shocking game-winning touchdown everyone is talking about now. Tied 16-16, Georgia Tech blocked a last-second FG attempt by FSU, scooped up the loose ball and scored a touchdown to win the battle.

Platini has 'clear conscience' over FIFA payment

Paris - UEFA chief Michel Platini has told AFP in an exclusive interview that he did nothing wrong in accepting a 1.8 million euro ($2 million) payment from FIFA and that he was "still determined" to stand for the presidency of the troubled world organisation....

High school football players could face charges for tackling ref

Marble Falls - Authorities in a small Texas city said Monday they are considering charging two high school football players with assault for a blindside tackle of a referee in the closing minutes of a game last week.

Uzbekistan dominates Azkals 5-1 in FIFA World Cup qualifiers

The visiting Uzbekistan football team gave the Philippine Azkals a beating in their own backyard with a dominant 5-1 victory in the FIFA World Cup qualifiers Tuesday at Philippine Sports Stadium in Bocaue, Bulacan.

Azkals in crucial game against Uzbekistan on Sept. 8

The national football team of the Philippines is set to face Uzbekistan on Sept. 8 at the Philippine Arena in Bulacan for its third straight win in the ongoing World Cup Finals qualifiers.

Uber deleviring free copies of Madden NFL '16

EA Sports and Uber have teamed up for a special promotion by offering a free copy of Madden NFL '16 for the Xbox One to anyone who rides with the service during the week of August 24.

Johnny Manziel is quietly putting together a solid preseason

Johnny Manziel's future with the Cleveland Browns is looking up after two quietly solid preseason games. Find out more in this Business Insider report.

Op-Ed: NFL expansion: Is a 'new' team the way to go?

As the NFL season looms fans get ready to cheer on their home team. With rumor winds blowing harder than ever about an NFL return to LA, expansion of the league is a hot topic going into the 2015 season.

Op-Ed: The Hall of Fame Game: Everything it isn't cracked up to be

The wait is over and football is on the horizon with fall weather to follow. Fans now look to the start of the NFL season. This comes in the way of the Hall of Fame Game, but is this game doing enough for what it represents?
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