Japan beats U.S. U23s in last pre-Olympic tuneup

Shota Fujio converted a penalty kick in the sixth minute, and Mao Hosoya added a goal in the 69th as Japan beat the United States 2-0 in an under-23 game on Tuesday night, the Americans' last warmup ahead of the Olympics.


Ronaldo, Portugal training tickets on sale for €800

Tickets to watch Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo train with the national team in an open session on Friday at their Euro 2024 tournament base in Westphalia are on sale for as much as €800 ($858.32).


Amnesty Int'l to FIFA: No rights guarantees, no WC

FIFA and countries bidding to host the 2030 and 2034 World Cups should agree to binding commitments and legal reforms to prevent human rights violations connected to the tournament, Amnesty International said on Wednesday.


USWNT wins as Yohannes, 16, scores in debut

Sixteen-year-old Lily Yohannes scored in her national team debut and the United States defeated South Korea 3-0 in an exhibition on Tuesday night.


Ronaldo: Record Saudi season 'one of the best'

Cristiano Ronaldo called his first full season in the Saudi Pro League "one of the best" of his career after receiving the award on Monday for scoring the most goals in the league -- a record-breaking 35.


Extra-time goal sends Saint-Etienne up to Ligue 1

Saint-Etienne drew 2-2 at 10-man Metz to win promotion back to the French first division on Sunday, with substitute Ibrahima Wadji scoring the decisive goal deep into extra time for a 4-3 aggregate score.


Former Astros GM's Leganés promoted to LaLiga

The Spanish club owned by former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow secured promotion to the top tier of the Spanish league on Sunday.


Germany coach blasts 'racist' squad poll: 'Wake up'

Germany coach Julian Nagelsmann said he's shocked that a public broadcaster asked participants in a survey if they would prefer more white players in the national soccer team.