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FIFA ethics committee bans Valcke for 12 years

ZURICH Former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke became the latest high-profile soccer official to be kicked out of the sport when he was banned for 12 years on Friday after causing "considerable financial damage" to its scandal-plagued governing body.

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Dzeko ends goal drought as revived Roma rise to third

MILAN Edin Dzeko ended a barren scoring run as he and Mohamed Salah struck in the last six minutes to give revived AS Roma a 3-1 win at Carpi in Serie A on Friday.

12 Feb 2016

Khawaja scores another century as Australia build lead

WELLINGTON Usman Khawaja completed his fourth test century in his past six innings as Australia consolidated their first test dominance over New Zealand by reaching 238 for three, a lead of 55 runs, at lunch on the second day on Saturday.

Australia 12 Feb 2016

Porto win breathless classico as Casillas defies Benfica

LISBON An inspired performance by goalkeeper Iker Casillas and a second-half goal from Vincent Aboubakar helped give Porto a 2-1 win at Benfica in a breathless, end-to-end 'classico' on Friday.

12 Feb 2016

Banned umpire worked at 2015 U.S. Open due to 'flaw'

A Croatian tennis umpire banned from officiating for 12 months after a corruption inquiry worked as a linesman at last year's U.S. Open because of a "flaw in our system", the United States Tennis Association said on Friday.

Tennis 12 Feb 2016

Euro 2016 hopeful Gudjohnsen joins Solskjaer's Molde

OSLO Former Chelsea and Barcelona striker Eidur Gudjohnsen has signed a two-year deal with Norwegian side Molde as he bids to secure a place in Iceland's 2016 European Championship squad.

12 Feb 2016

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