• Sevilla gets Feyenoord in Europa League groups

    August 29, 2014

    MONACO (AP) - Title-holder Sevilla will play another former champion in Feyenoord in the group stage of the Europa League, which now rewards the trophy winner with a Champions League place.The two teams were drawn along with Standard Liege and HNK Rijeka in the 48-team group draw Friday for UEFA's second-tier competition.

  • Roma's American CEO keeps euphoria in check

    August 29, 2014

    ROME (AP) - For Italian soccer fans, merely mentioning the word ''scudetto'' - league title - is considered taboo.The theory goes that it's better left unsaid until your team actually raises the trophy.Yet recently, the word has begun popping up in animated discussions inside Rome's myriad coffee bars and on the city's impassioned sports-talk radio stations.

  • Boca Juniors fire coach Carlos Bianchi

    August 28, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) - Carlos Bianchi was fired as Boca Juniors coach a day after the team lost for the third time in four games in the Argentine league.Boca president Daniel Angelici made the announcement Thursday, saying it was ''painful to rescind the contract'' of the most successful coach in the club's history.