Stories by Graham Dunbar

Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014

American lawyer resigns as FIFA prosecutor

GENEVA - The American lawyer who led the investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bid process resigned from the FIFA ethics committee on Wednesday in protest over the handling of his findings.
By Graham Dunbar

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014

FIFA will review corruption probe

GENEVA - FIFA will further review the 2018 and 2022 World Cup corruption investigation, putting the status of hosts Russia and Qatar back in question.
By Graham Dunbar

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014

FIFA files criminal complaint in case

GENEVA - The latest twist in FIFA's World Cup bid corruption case has landed on the desk of Switzerland's attorney general.
By Graham Dunbar

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014

FIFA prosecutor has difficult decision regarding summary

GENEVA - Michael Garcia faces a difficult decision after FIFA released a summary of his investigation into soccer's World Cup bidding that the former U.S. federal prosecutor calls "incomplete and ...
By Graham Dunbar

Tuesday, Aug 19, 2014

FIFA-Russia relations hit snag

GENEVA - Relations between FIFA and its next World Cup host, Russia, are under strain as major issues flare up over Crimea clubs and stadium costs for the 2018 World Cup.
By Graham Dunbar

Friday, July 25, 2014

FIFA has no plans to move 2018 World Cup

GENEVA - FIFA rejected calls to move the 2018 World Cup from Russia, saying the tournament "can achieve positive change."
By Graham Dunbar

Thursday, June 26, 2014

Uruguay's Suarez banned for four months by FIFA

RIO DE JANEIRO - Luis Suarez Luis Suarez was banned by FIFA from all football for four months on Thursday for biting an Italian opponent.
By Graham Dunbar

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Suarez's punishment will be determined soon

World Cup organizers scrambled Wednesday to quickly decide on a punishment for Luis Suarez before Uruguay plays Colombia Saturday in the round of 16.
By Graham Dunbar

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Technology in place to help judge offside calls

RIO DE JANEIRO - FIFA's fast-changing views on video review could one day see referees get outside help with offside calls.
By Graham Dunbar

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Cheers, jeers await FIFA president

GENEVA - The two sides of being FIFA President Sepp Blatter are on display just before the troubled World Cup, acclaimed by world soccer leaders but held in contempt by soccer fans.
By Graham Dunbar

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Real Madrid roars backs, wins Champions League crown

LISBON, Portugal - Real Madrid broke down Atletico Madrid's resistance in extra time to win the Champions League Final 4-1 on Saturday and finally deliver the club's record 10th European title.
By Graham Dunbar

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Spanish team wins Europa League

TURIN, Italy - Sevilla beat Benfica 4-2 in a penalty shootout to win the Europa League after a 0-0 draw in the final on Wednesday, claiming another international title for Spanish football.
By Graham Dunbar

Friday, March 21, 2014

FIFA head mum on allegations that winning bid was bought

ZURICH - FIFA President Sepp Blatter has refused to comment on allegations linking Qatar's winning World Cup bid to payments received by voters.
By Graham Dunbar

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Ronaldo captures FIFA's top honor

ZURICH - Having spent four years in the shadow of his great rival Lionel Messi, Cristiano Ronaldo broke down in tears after being elected the Ballon d'Or winner for 2013 on Monday.
By Graham Dunbar

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

Schumacher ski crash was off groomed trail

ALBERTVILLE, France — Two minutes of footage from a camera on Michael Schumacher’s ski helmet showed the Formula One great was clearly skiing off a groomed trail when he lost his balance and crashed.
By Graham Dunbar

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

F1 great still in 'critical state'

GRENOBLE, France - Doctors offered a grim assessment of Michael Schumacher's head injuries Monday, providing no prognosis for the Formula One driving great after his skiing accident in the French ...
By Graham Dunbar

Friday, Oct. 18, 2013

Swiss skiing team tries to regain its form

ZERMATT, Switzerland - As befitting an Alpine skiing power, Switzerland has two men's Olympic champions preparing to defend their titles in Sochi next February. The country, however, is also ...
By Graham Dunbar

Monday, Jan. 7, 2013

Messi, Wambach earn FIFA's top honors

Lionel Messi and Abby Wambach earned FIFA Player of the Year honors Monday.
By Graham Dunbar

Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

UCI president fires back

AIGLE, Switzerland - Greg LeMond's claim that he should take over cycling's governing body to lead the sport out of crisis is nothing but a publicity stunt, UCI President Pat McQuaid said Thursday.
By Graham Dunbar

Monday, Oct. 22, 2012

Cycling officials strip Armstrong of Tour titles

Cycling's governing body has agreed to strip Lance Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles, preferring to consider those years as having no winner.
By Graham Dunbar

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