Arsenal through to Champions League knockout phase

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Yaya Sanogo ended his 15-month wait to score for Arsenal on Wednesday by helping the London club beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 and qualify for the Champions League knockout phase for the 15th successive season.

Revs' Jones ready for anything from Red Bulls

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

New England midfielder Jermaine Jones wouldn't be surprised if the New York Red Bulls target him and try to get him upset with the referee.

River tries to hang on against bitter rival Boca

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

A few days ago everything looked good for River Plate. It was atop the Argentine standings and headed into a first-leg match against Buenos Aires rival Boca Juniors in the semifinals of the Copa Sudamericana — Latin America's No. 2 club tournament.

UK mulls criminal probe into FIFA bids case

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

A criminal investigation into allegations of World Cup bidding corruption could be opened in Britain, with authorities urging whistleblowers to come forward with information.

Zenit beats Benfica 1-0 in Champions League

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

A goal from Danny gave Zenit St. Petersburg a 1-0 win over Benfica Wednesday, giving a huge boost to the Russian team's hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages of the Champions League.

Former match-fixer advises limiting online bets

| |Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Limiting online betting to matches in the world's top leagues would help cut down on fixing because those games are not as easy to manipulate, according to convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal.

Torpedo Moscow penalized 3 games for racial abuse

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Torpedo Moscow has been ordered to close part of its stadium for three games by the Russian Football Union as punishment for its fans racially abusing opposition players.

Thailand beats Malaysia 3-2 to reach Suzuki semis

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Adisak Kraisorn scored in the 90th minute to cap Thailand's 3-2 comeback win over Malaysia and book a semifinals berth at the Suzuki Cup on Wednesday.

Lahm among 3 Germany defenders on shortlist

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

World Cup-winning captain Philipp Lahm is among three Germany defenders nominated by professional players for selection in the FIFA FIFPro World XI.

Nigeria forward Moses out for at least 6 weeks

|Wednesday, Nov. 26, 2014

Nigeria forward Victor Moses is unlikely to play again this year after hurting his thigh while playing for Stoke in the English Premier League.