US, Fiji, NZ qualify for Tokyo Olympics at London Sevens, 2019 May 25

LONDON (AP) - The United States, Fiji, and New Zealand qualified for the Tokyo Olympics in rugby sevens after making the London Sevens quarterfinals on Saturday.

The top four from the ongoing sevens world series automatically qualify, and the leading three guaranteed their berths. South Africa, fourth in the series ...

Soccer club president latest tie to French corruption probe, 2019 May 25

GENEVA (AP) - The president of French soccer champion Paris Saint-Germain is the latest sports official implicated in a sprawling five-year corruption probe that keeps spreading.

Prosecutors in France have implicated Nasser al-Khelaifi - who leads Qatar-owned PSG, is chairman of Qatar-owned broadcaster beIN Sports, and sits on the executive ...

Rapinoe kicks FIFA, says women's soccer not treated equally, 2019 May 24

NEW YORK (AP) - U.S. star Megan Rapinoe gave FIFA some kicks two weeks ahead of the World Cup, maintaining the sport's top executives are not doing enough to close a huge gender disparity in investment.

"They have essentially unlimited resources. I don't think that it's really been a huge ...

Italian bid edges Swedish rival in 2026 Olympic host study, 2019 May 24

GENEVA (AP) - The Italian bid to host the 2026 Winter Olympics in Milan and Cortina d'Ampezzo looked stronger than the Stockholm-Are project in an IOC analysis of the candidates published Friday.

Polling by the International Olympic Committee, which typically looks to get a warm welcome from host nations, showed ...

Colombian soccer player Leidy Asprilla found dead, 2019 May 23

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) - Police say Colombian soccer player Leidy Asprilla has been found dead, several days after she was reported missing.

Police said the striker's body was found Wednesday on a road next to a motorcycle in Valle del Cauca region in southwestern Colombia. Prosecutors said the cause of ...

Olympic officials reassure sports federations about cuts, 2019 May 23

TOKYO (AP) - An Olympic official made a guarantee Thursday that will please the heads of world sports federations who are concerned that Tokyo Games organizers might be cutting things they see as "decoration" but federations view as "essential."

Many federations fear what happened at the 2016 Rio de ...

Wednesday Sports in Brief, 2019 May 23


KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (AP) - NFL owners gave the competition committee the go-ahead Wednesday to decide whether to refine the new rule allowing replay challenges involving pass interference.

The proposed tweak would take the decision on whether to review in the final two minutes of each half out of ...

Official linked to Olympic ticket scam set to be IOC member, 2019 May 22

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) - The IOC has nominated Greek official Spyros Capralos as a member, seven years after he was linked to black market ticket sales for the 2012 London Olympics.

International Olympic Committee president Thomas Bach says Capralos "has served his sanction and that a warning cannot be an ...