FIFA, Russia relations hit rough spot

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Relations between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain.

Dunga picks Brazil squad with 10 World Cup players

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Brazil coach Dunga named his first squad since returning to the national team on Tuesday — with 13 players from the World Cup squad missing out.

New coach Conte vows to return Italy to top

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Antonio Conte is ready to turn Italy back into a powerhouse.

Pekerman extends contract with Colombia until 2018

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the team until 2018.

Bastian Schweinsteiger won't be ready soon

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is nursing a knee injury and is not expected to return any time soon.

Pekerman extends contract with Colombia until 2018

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Colombia coach Jose Pekerman has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the team until 2018.

New Mexico cancels women's soccer game amid probe

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

New Mexico women's soccer game against Texas Tech has been canceled due to an investigation into possible hazing.

Top 10 signings for the 2014-15 Spanish League

|Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Barcelona and Real Madrid have again been the biggest spenders this offseason in the Spanish league, while defending champion Atletico Madrid has also had to rebuild.

Atletico quietly retools to defend Spanish title

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

It's rare for a champion not to even qualify as a candidate to defend its title. But Atletico Madrid must be considered a long shot to hold onto its Spanish league crown after losing several players while Real Madrid and Barcelona both bolstered their already spectacular squads.

10th European Cup in hand, Madrid turns to Liga

| |Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014

Real Madrid is set to place an even greater emphasis on winning the Spanish league title after ending its quest for an elusive 10th European Cup last season.