Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Former European Cup winners Porto and Celtic took big steps toward the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, as home teams struggled in their playoff round, first-leg matches.

Porto, Celtic well set in Champs League playoffs

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Former European Cup winners Porto and Celtic took big steps toward the Champions League group stage on Wednesday, as home teams struggled in their playoff round, first-leg matches.

Man United completes signing of defender Rojo

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Manchester United completed the signing of defender Marcos Rojo from Sporting Lisbon for 20 million euros ($27 million) on Wednesday, and sent Nani on loan to the Portuguese club.

Edin Dzeko signs new 4-year contract at Man City

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has signed a new four-year contract with the Premier League champions.

New Mexico AD says no question about hazing

| |Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

University of New Mexico Athletic Director Paul Krebs said Wednesday that there's no question there was hazing by the women's soccer team and that alcohol played a role.

Nigeria football HQ catches fire

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

The Nigeria Football Federation says a fire has damaged part of its headquarters.

2 New Mexico soccer players quit amid hazing probe

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Two sisters of the New Mexico women's soccer team have quit amid an investigation into possible hazing involving alcohol.

Switzerland goalie Benaglio quits national team

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

Switzerland goalkeeper Diego Benaglio announced he had retired from international football on Wednesday aged 30.

Pakistan beats India 2-0 in friendly

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

A goal in each half gave Pakistan an impressive 2-0 win over India in the second of two friendlies on Wednesday to level the series.

UEFA punishes Feyenoord for fans' racist behavior

|Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014

UEFA has punished Feyenoord for racist behavior by fans during a Champions League match against Besiktas of Turkey.