June 12, 2013 The best soccer player in the world today has been accused in Spain, where he plays for Barcelona FC. A prosecutor says false tax returns were filed. So far there's no comment from Messi or his father.
May 16, 2013 David Beckham, who starred for Manchester United, Real Madrid, and England's national team before heading to the United States and Paris, is retiring at age 38. The news was confirmed Thursday by England's Football Association. He appeared for England in 115 games.
May 15, 2013 Tributes are appearing online for Richard Swanson, the Seattle man whose plan to dribble a soccer ball all the way to Brazil to raise money for charity ended Tuesday after he was struck and killed by a pickup truck in Oregon.
May 8, 2013 The 17-year-old soccer goalie who allegedly punched and killed a referee during a game in Utah last month faces a charge of "homicide by assault" and may be tried as an adult.
May 5, 2013 A soccer referee who was punched by a player after calling a foul on him during a recreation soccer game in Utah died Saturday night, one week after he sustained the injury. The suspect, 17, who received a yellow card penalty from referee Ricardo Portillo, was arrested Monday.
April 30, 2013 After sustaining what seemed to be minor injuries, the official later lost consciousness. The teenager was arrested Monday on suspicion of aggravated assault.
April 23, 2013 FIFA's efforts to rehabilitate its tarnished public image were dealt twin setbacks Monday, as the Twitter account of the international soccer federation was hacked and used to send a message joking about corruption. And a member of its reform committee quit, saying their work was pointless.
March 13, 2013 Is math a truth or a human invention? In this age-old question lies an interesting analogy with sports, and perhaps a resolution to the conundrum. Updated with sources for further reading on the math as invention vs. discovery controversy.
July 13, 2012 He had been accused of hurling racial insults at an opponent. The case has been front-page news in Britain. But a magistrate said today that there was doubt about whether Terry's words were meant as an insult.
April 30, 2012 Manchester City and Manchester United faced off today in a matchup that fans around the world watched. The outcome could basically determine which team wins the English Premier League.
April 16, 2012 It was March 17 when the player for the English Premier League's Bolton Wanderers collapsed on the pitch and for a little more than an hour, as one of his doctors put it, was "in effect, dead" as medical teams struggled to get his heart going again.
March 7, 2012 Brazil moved toward relaxing its strict ban on alcohol at soccer games Tuesday, responding to World Cup organizers' concerns. Soccer's governing body is pushing for the change so it can make Budweiser the "Official Beer of the FIFA World Cup" when Brazil hosts the event in 2014.