Stories by Rob Harris

Friday, June 19, 2015

Former Olympic champ calls missed drug tests 'simple mistakes'

LONDON - Angered by "rumors and speculation" swirling around him, two-time Olympic champion Mo Farah said Friday that he has never taken performance-enhancing drugs and described his two missed ...
By Rob Harris

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Officials tell Blatter not to change his mind

LONDON - Sepp Blatter was warned from within FIFA on Sunday not to attempt to backtrack on his pledge to quit as president.
By Rob Harris

Monday, June 1, 2015

British House of Commons wants Blatter gone

LONDON - In the House of Commons, they're calling for Sepp Blatter's head. And even inside the FIFA president's own executive committee, there is the threat of resignation.
By Rob Harris

Sunday, May 31, 2015

Former star to lead Europe's fight against ex-ally Blatter

LONDON - In the buildup to the Champions League final, Lionel Messi and Andrea Pirlo could be overshadowed by a star of the showpiece 30 years earlier: Michel Platini.
By Rob Harris

Monday, May 4, 2015

Newcastle in a free fall as fans continue to voice their displeasure

LONDON - There was a time when Newcastle owner Mike Ashley gave the impression, in public at least, that he cared about the team and that it was more than just a profit-making offshoot of his ...
By Rob Harris

Sunday, March 1, 2015

FIFA president worried about racism in Russia before 2018 World Cup

HOLYWOOD, Northern Ireland - FIFA President Sepp Blatter is concerned by a study that highlighted the scale of Russian soccer's racism problem ahead of the 2018 WorldCup, warning there "must be ...
By Rob Harris

Monday, Feb. 16, 2015

PSG, Manchester City face big tests in Champions League

Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City can take a big step toward gaining world respect by advancing deep in the Champions League.
By Rob Harris

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015

Spending big doesn't guarantee success for soccer powers

LONDON - The spending power of Real Madrid and Manchester United is unmatched in soccer, and the temptation is to reinvest that wealth in eye-catching, crowd-pleasing attacking talent.
By Rob Harris

Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015

Chelsea, Manchester City draw

LONDON - Manchester City ended Chelsea's perfect home record in the Premier League this season with a 1-1 draw between the top two teams on Saturday.
By Rob Harris

Monday, Jan. 5, 2015

Lampard deal causes drama for MLS, NY expansion team

Any lift to MLS' domestic standing between Manchester City and the New York Yankees is being eroded by the uncertainty of midfielder Frank Lampard.
By Rob Harris

Thursday, Dec. 25, 2014

Britain tries to educate casual fans about horse racing

LONDON - The sport of kings is trying to become less elitist by breaking down knowledge barriers.
By Rob Harris

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Drone use becoming issue at soccer venues across Europe

LONDON - Long after drones became a key tool for militaries and spy agencies, authorities now realize the threat they can pose to sports events.
By Rob Harris

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Pistorius return isn't encouraged

Paralympic leadership will not be encouraging any comeback by double amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius.
By Rob Harris

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014

Donald left off European Ryder Cup team

VIRGINIA WATER, England - It was not an easy phone call for European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley - to Luke Donald that he was left off the team.
By Rob Harris

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Bolt healthy, ready to run at Commonwealth Games

GLASGOW, Scotland - Almost immediately after Usain Bolt landed in Scotland, the level of attention paid to him demonstrated just how important the sprint star's participation is to the ...
By Rob Harris

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Van Gaal needs time to impose philosophy at United

While avoiding starting his Man­chester United reign with any bold predictions or statements of intent, Louis van Gaal still projected an aura of authority and conviction in his ability to ...
By Rob Harris

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Manchester City takes Premier League crown

MANCHESTER, England -- Manchester City won the Premier League for the second time in three seasons with a 2-0 victory over West Ham on Sunday that required far less drama than two years ago.
By Rob Harris

Monday, March 31, 2014

Hillsborough tragedy questioned

LONDON - As Liverpool closes in on its first English league title in 24 years, fans are returning to the club's darkest day.
By Rob Harris

Sunday, March 9, 2014

US paralympian reunites with birth mother

KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia - Pushing through pain in her debut at the Winter Paralympics, Tatyana McFadden only had to remember who was watching to draw inspiration on this emotional homecoming.
By Rob Harris

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Paralympians from Ukraine, Russia stand together

SOCHI, Russia - In the fading light in the mountains above Sochi, the athletes and flags from Russia and Ukraine appeared side by side Saturday, united by success on the opening day at the ...
By Rob Harris
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