Mail.com: Professional soccer https://www.mail.com/subjects/2186-professional-soccer.html Mail.com - the best personalized free web-based Email en en Mail.com: Professional soccer https://s.uicdn.com/mailint/8.812.0/assets/mailcom_logo_rss.png https://www.mail.com/subjects/2186-professional-soccer.html REX allows hospitalized kids to 'attend' Sporting KC matches https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5198534-rex-allows-hospitalized-kids-to-attend-sporting-kc.html Fifteen-year-old Kaylee Brown used to play soccer until cystic fibrosis made it difficult. Now a fan, she's not always able to attend games because of her condition. So Sporting Kansas City brought the game to Kaylee. The Major League Soccer team and its stadium sponsor, Children's Mercy Hospital, have been working with a robot named RE... Tue, 16 May 2017 23:38:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5198534-rex-allows-hospitalized-kids-to-attend-sporting-kc.html 2017-05-16T23:38:00Z Infantino channels Blatter rather than marking clean break https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5188538-infantino-channels-blatter-than-marking-clean-brea.html MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Regardless of his intentions, Gianni Infantino's rhetoric and actions at his second congress leading world soccer did little to signal a clean break from the discredited Sepp Blatter era. And that's after having more than a year to re-shape the tainted FIFA presidency in his image and the chance to banish Blatter's acolytes. Critics... Fri, 12 May 2017 18:57:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5188538-infantino-channels-blatter-than-marking-clean-brea.html 2017-05-12T18:57:00Z FIFA struggles to regain trust as judge decries new leaders https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5178810-fifa-struggles-to-regain-trust-judge-decries-leade.html MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Even after a year under new leadership, FIFA is still pleading with the world: Trust us. The message is proving as hard to sell as sponsorship of the World Cup. Especially when FIFA President Gianni Infantino has been accused of ousting the ethics leadership whose mission was to clean up soccer's scandal-tainted image. ... Tue, 09 May 2017 23:26:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5178810-fifa-struggles-to-regain-trust-judge-decries-leade.html 2017-05-09T23:26:00Z NAmerica may face rivals for 2026 World Cup in rapid process https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5179278-namerica-face-rivals-2026-world-cup-rapid-process.html MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — North America's request for an accelerated awarding of the 2026 World Cup without facing a challenge is on hold, for a few months at least. FIFA's ruling council decided Tuesday to allow three more months for rival bids to be presented under plans that have to be rubber-stamped by the congress of all soccer nations on Thursday. A final decision is stil... Tue, 09 May 2017 19:50:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5179278-namerica-face-rivals-2026-world-cup-rapid-process.html 2017-05-09T19:50:00Z Specter of bribery cases hangs over FIFA Council elections https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5173286-specter-bribery-cases-hangs-fifa-council-elections.html MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — The specter of fresh corruption scandals hangs over the annual gathering of world soccer leaders, two years after the FIFA Congress was shaken by the exposure of far-reaching fraud. The election of Asian members to FIFA's ruling council on Monday kickstarts a week of meetings in Bahrain, with powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sab... Sun, 07 May 2017 22:49:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5173286-specter-bribery-cases-hangs-fifa-council-elections.html 2017-05-07T22:49:00Z 'Angry, isolated' Muntari overturns ban for racism protest https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5170540-angry-isolated-muntari-overturns-ban-racism-protes.html Angered that he was treated like a "criminal," Sulley Muntari won his fight with Italian soccer authorities on Friday to overturn a one-match ban for walking off the field in response to racist abuse. The Pescara player received a yellow card during Sunday's Serie A game at Cagliari for protesting to the referee about the monkey chants from the stands. Th... Sat, 06 May 2017 00:10:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5170540-angry-isolated-muntari-overturns-ban-racism-protes.html 2017-05-06T00:10:00Z Julie Foudy signs multiyear extension with ESPN https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5167376-julie-foudy-signs-multiyear-extension-with-espn.html BRISTOL, Conn. (AP) — Julie Foudy has signed a multiyear extension with ESPN and will focus on soccer, the Olympics and the NCAA championships. Foudy joined ESPN full time in 2005, less than a year after retiring from her 17-year soccer career with the U.S. women's national team. She's a two-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time FIFA World Cup winner. ... Thu, 04 May 2017 22:48:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5167376-julie-foudy-signs-multiyear-extension-with-espn.html 2017-05-04T22:48:00Z MLB reviews security at all parks after Fenway racial slurs https://www.mail.com/sports/baseball/5165338-mlb-reviews-security-parks-fenway-racial-slurs.html BOSTON (AP) — Major League Baseball is reviewing its security protocols in all 30 stadiums after Orioles outfielder Adam Jones complained of fans shouting racial slurs in Boston this week and other black players reacted by saying it's a common reality when playing in several cities. It's not yet clear what changes might be made, but league officials are s... Thu, 04 May 2017 01:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/baseball/5165338-mlb-reviews-security-parks-fenway-racial-slurs.html 2017-05-04T01:37:00Z The heart behind the vision of 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5157520-heart-vision-guardians-galaxy-2.html LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Guardians of the Galaxy" was just the warm-up. Two years ago, writer and director James Gunn and his cranky, lovable band of multihued misfits in space seemed like a sort of gamble for the Earth-bound Marvel Studios and its ever-growing plans for total multiplex domination. Star Lord wasn't exactly a household name, and neither was Chris Pratt. ... Mon, 01 May 2017 19:05:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5157520-heart-vision-guardians-galaxy-2.html 2017-05-01T19:05:00Z Asian Olympic chief Sheikh Ahmad denies FIFA bribery claims https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5154160-asian-olympic-chief-sheikh-ahmad-denies-fifa-bribe.html GENEVA (AP) — Asian Olympic leader Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait has denied claims made in a U.S. federal court that he paid six-figure bribes to FIFA voters. "Sheikh Ahmad is very surprised by such allegations and strongly denies any wrongdoing," the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) said in a statement issued Saturday on behalf of its president. ... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 18:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5154160-asian-olympic-chief-sheikh-ahmad-denies-fifa-bribe.html 2017-04-29T18:17:00Z As soccer soars, court docs detail graft in Brazilian sports https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5153804-soccer-soars-court-docs-detail-graft-brazilian-spo.html RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil and superstar Neymar were the first to qualify for next year's World Cup, save for Russia which gets an automatic berth as the host. Winning a record sixth World Cup might help some forget the humiliating 7-1 loss to Germany three years ago in the World Cup semifinals. But as the soccer team soars, more deta... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 15:54:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5153804-soccer-soars-court-docs-detail-graft-brazilian-spo.html 2017-04-29T15:54:00Z His career skyrocketing, family comes first for Chris Pratt https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5139866-career-skyrocketing-family-chris-pratt.html LOS ANGELES (AP) — There's not much time for daydreaming when your life is as mapped out as Chris Pratt's. In less than three years, Pratt has gone from underdog to full-fledged movie star, with fortuitously timed leading roles in three of Hollywood's most promising franchises, "Guardians of the Galaxy," ''Jurassic World" and "The Lego Movie." With global box office receipts... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:35:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/movie/5139866-career-skyrocketing-family-chris-pratt.html 2017-04-24T17:35:00Z CONCACAF sues 2 ex-officials charged in FIFA bribery scandal https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5133886-concacaf-sues-2-ex-officials-charged-fifa-bribery.html NEW YORK (AP) — North America's soccer federation has filed a lawsuit claiming it was victimized by two defendants charged in the FIFA bribery scandal. In papers filed earlier this week in federal court in Brooklyn, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football accuses former FIFA officials Jack Warner and Chuck Blazer of making a fortune th... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:47:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5133886-concacaf-sues-2-ex-officials-charged-fifa-bribery.html 2017-04-21T23:47:00Z 7 dead when electrical wire falls on Nigerian gathering https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5132736-7-dead-when-electrical-wire-falls-nigerian-gatheri.html WARRI, Nigeria (AP) — Seven people are dead after a live electrical wire fell onto a gathering of people watching football in southern Nigeria, police said Friday, but residents said the death toll was higher. Cross River state police spokeswoman Irene Ugbo said another 10 people were critically injured after the wire fell on the roof of a football viewin... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 10:26:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5132736-7-dead-when-electrical-wire-falls-nigerian-gatheri.html 2017-04-21T10:26:00Z Roof construction delays Mercedes Benz Stadium opening https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5125018-roof-construction-delays-mercedes-benz-stadium-ope.html ATLANTA (AP) — The planned opening of the $1.5 billion Mercedes Benz Stadium has been delayed by ongoing roof construction. Steve Cannon, the CEO of Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United owner Arthur Blank's businesses, said Tuesday the delay is a "timeline" issue. He insisted there is no concern about how the roof will work. "Yes, we have... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:24:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/football/5125018-roof-construction-delays-mercedes-benz-stadium-ope.html 2017-04-18T18:24:00Z Prince left behind a treasure trove to see at Paisley Park https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5125150-prince-left-treasure-trove-to-paisley-park.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — One visit to the sprawling Minnesota recording complex that Prince called home may not be enough. Paisley Park, in the Minneapolis suburb of Chanhassen, opened as a museum in October, just six months after the "Purple Rain" megastar died there of a painkiller overdose. Prince left behind more than 7,000 artifacts, including costumes and shoes, and more tha... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 17:42:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5125150-prince-left-treasure-trove-to-paisley-park.html 2017-04-18T17:42:00Z Prince search warrants lay bare struggle with opioids https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5123480-prince-search-warrants-lay-bare-struggle-with-opio.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court documents unsealed in the investigation into Prince's death paint a picture of a man struggling with an addiction to prescription opioids and withdrawal, with various pills stashed in bottles around the pop superstar's suburban Minneapolis studio and estate. But the search warrants and affidavits unsealed Monday shed no new light ... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 05:22:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5123480-prince-search-warrants-lay-bare-struggle-with-opio.html 2017-04-18T05:22:00Z Affidavit: Doc prescribed Prince opioids under friend's name https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5120196-affidavit-doc-prescribed-prince-opioids-under-frie.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Court documents unsealed Monday in the investigation into Prince's death suggest a doctor and a close friend helped him improperly obtain prescription opioid painkillers, but they shed no new light on how the superstar got the fentanyl that killed him. The affidavits and search warrants were unsealed in Carver County District Court as t... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 02:09:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5120196-affidavit-doc-prescribed-prince-opioids-under-frie.html 2017-04-18T02:09:00Z The Latest: Doctor disputes prescribing opioids for Prince https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5122434-latest-doctor-disputes-prescribing-opioids-prince.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the death of Prince (all times local): 4:15 p.m. A Minnesota doctor is disputing that he ever prescribed opioids to Prince or to anyone else with the intent they be given to Prince. Search warrants unsealed Monday by investigators looking into Prince's overdose d... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 21:58:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5122434-latest-doctor-disputes-prescribing-opioids-prince.html 2017-04-17T21:58:00Z The National newspaper of Abu Dhabi sees layoffs after sale https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5121762-national-newspaper-abu-dhabi-sees-layoffs-sale.html DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A state-backed newspaper in the United Arab Emirates that was bought by an Emirati who oversees the English soccer club Manchester City is undergoing layoffs, those with knowledge of the firings said Monday. They told The Associated Press that staffers at The National were informed Sunday they had been let go. They spoke... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 15:21:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5121762-national-newspaper-abu-dhabi-sees-layoffs-sale.html 2017-04-17T15:21:00Z The Latest: Painkiller prescribed for Prince in another name https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5121854-latest-painkiller-prescribed-prince.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest on the investigation into the death of Prince (all times local): 9:05 a.m. A court document says a doctor prescribed oxycodone for Prince under the name of the musician's friend to protect his privacy. Prince was 57 when he was found alone and unresponsive in an elevator at his Paisley Pa... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 14:08:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5121854-latest-painkiller-prescribed-prince.html 2017-04-17T14:08:00Z Deals ensure cash keeps flowing to unsettled Prince estate https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5118540-deals-ensure-cash-flowing-to-unsettled-prince-esta.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A year after Prince died of an accidental drug overdose, his Paisley Park studio complex and home is now a museum and concert venue. Fans can now stream most of his classic albums, and a remastered "Purple Rain" album is due out in June along with two albums of unreleased music and two concert films from his vault. Prince left no known ... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 02:37:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5118540-deals-ensure-cash-flowing-to-unsettled-prince-esta.html 2017-04-16T02:37:00Z Uno, dos, tres, Garcias! White Sox OF filled with Garcias https://www.mail.com/sports/baseball/5117692-uno-dos-tres-garcias-white-sox-filled-with-garcias.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — If Chicago White Sox manager Rick Renteria wanted to get Garcia's attention in the outfield on Friday night against Minnesota, he had to be more specific. Renteria put together a lineup of Avisail Garcia in right field, Leury Garcia in center field and Willy Garcia in left field for the series opener against the Twins, the first time in major league histor... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 08:13:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/baseball/5117692-uno-dos-tres-garcias-white-sox-filled-with-garcias.html 2017-04-15T08:13:00Z Veteran goalies take center stage for Rangers, Penguins https://www.mail.com/sports/hockey/5115420-veteran-goalies-take-center-stage-rangers-penguins.html PITTSBURGH (AP) — So much for Henrik Lundqvist not being able to beat the Montreal Canadiens. Ditto with Marc-Andre Fleury's most important games with the Pittsburgh Penguins being in his rearview mirror. Welcome to the 2017 playoffs, same as it ever was for two goaltenders who know a thing or two about what it takes this time of year. Lundqvist turned as... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 22:51:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/hockey/5115420-veteran-goalies-take-center-stage-rangers-penguins.html 2017-04-13T22:51:00Z Prince's 6 siblings ask judge not to delay naming them heirs https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5111992-princes-6-siblings-judge-to-delay-naming-them-heir.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The six known surviving siblings of Prince have urged a Minnesota judge not to delay naming them the rightful heirs to the late music superstar's estate. Prince left no known will when he died April 21, 2016, of an accidental drug overdose. While Carver County District Judge Kevin Eide has said he's "reasonably certai... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:44:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5111992-princes-6-siblings-judge-to-delay-naming-them-heir.html 2017-04-12T20:44:00Z Lady Gaga ex-manager Troy Carter named Prince estate adviser https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5111920-lady-gaga-ex-manager-troy-carter-named-prince-esta.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trust company overseeing Prince's estate has picked Spotify executive Troy Carter, the former manager for Lady Gaga and Meghan Trainor, as its entertainment adviser. Carter told Billboard and Variety about his Comerica Bank & Trust appointment this week. The company confirmed it in a separate statement to the trade publications. Carter says he's humble... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 20:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/entertainment/music/5111920-lady-gaga-ex-manager-troy-carter-named-prince-esta.html 2017-04-12T20:23:00Z Timberwolves rebrand looks to shed recent failures https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5109648-timberwolves-rebrand-to-failures.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — When designer Rodney Richardson made the trek from Hattiesburg, Mississippi to Minneapolis to further his research in the rebranding of the Minnesota Timberwolves, he heard a familiar phrase over and over again. The motto "Minnesota Nice" serves as both genuine praise for the genial dispositions of the people in the region and a patroni... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 01:35:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5109648-timberwolves-rebrand-to-failures.html 2017-04-12T01:35:00Z Germany: Pregame blasts rock soccer team bus; player injured https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5108850-germany-pregame-blasts-rock-soccer-team-bus-player.html DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Three explosions went off near the team bus of Borussia Dortmund, one of Germany's top soccer clubs, as it set off for a Champions League quarterfinal match on Tuesday evening. One of Dortmund's players was injured. Police said they were working on the assumption that the blasts were directed at the Dortmund team and caused by "se... Wed, 12 Apr 2017 00:23:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/other/5108850-germany-pregame-blasts-rock-soccer-team-bus-player.html 2017-04-12T00:23:00Z US halts weekly local police immigration cooperation report https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5109080-us-halts-weekly-local-police-immigration-cooperati.html WASHINGTON (AP) — A widely criticized weekly report publicized by President Donald Trump's administration to showcase local police seen as uncooperative with immigration enforcement was suspended Tuesday after the administration acknowledged the report contained flawed data. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement identified computer coding problems and ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:39:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/news/politics/5109080-us-halts-weekly-local-police-immigration-cooperati.html 2017-04-11T21:39:00Z Thunder star Russell Westbrook resting against Timberwolves https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5108750-thunder-star-russell-westbrook-resting-timberwolve.html MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Russell Westbrook is finally taking a night off. The Oklahoma City star is resting for the game on Tuesday night in Minnesota, the first time this season he has missed a game. With the Thunder locked into the No. 6 seed in the Western Conference playoff field and only two games left on the schedule, coach Billy Donovan said the time was right to give their... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 18:17:00 GMT https://www.mail.com/sports/basketball/5108750-thunder-star-russell-westbrook-resting-timberwolve.html 2017-04-11T18:17:00Z