PHOENIX - NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday the growth in popularity of American football in Britain was "better than we ever dreamed" but he gave no sign of a franchise going there.
ZURICH - FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein wants football's governing body to protect players' rights and pay more attention to fans and sponsors, he said on Friday.
LONDON, Jan 30 - How exquisite it would be if the latest instalment of the new rivalry of English football at Stamford Bridge on Saturday should rest on the shoulders of two of the stadium's old-fashioned, everlasting favourites.
PARIS - Hatem Ben Arfa has been told he cannot play for Nice this season because he has already appeared for Hull City and Newcastle United but the club say they will take the case to a French civil court.
LONDON - Former France winger David Ginola has abandoned his bid to stand in the FIFA presidential elections after failing to secure the five FA nominations needed, he said on Friday.
LONDON - Stoke City defender Robert Huth has been handed a two-match suspension and 15,000-pound fine for comments he made on social media, the Football Association said on Friday.
SINGAPORE - The ban on third-party ownership (TPO) of players is illegal and will kill competition in European football, one of the sport's most powerful agents, Jorge Mendes, told Reuters.
LONDON - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has begun his re-election campaign by saying Australia deserves to host the World Cup for the first time.