Players in Any ‘Breakaway’ League Would Be Barred From World Cup, FIFA Says

Posted by - November 7, 2018

LONDON — Imagine a World Cup without Neymar, Kylian Mbappé, Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo. In other words, soccer’s premier tournament shorn of its biggest stars. Such an unthinkable idea is being openly discussed among the sport’s highest authorities, according to leaks of behind-the-scenes discussions involving some of soccer’s leading clubs. The discussions have included

Nicolás Kicker Is Barred for at Least 3 Years for Match Fixing

Posted by - June 20, 2018

LONDON — Nicolás Kicker was suspended for six years and fined $25,000 for fixing two tennis matches. The Tennis Integrity Unit announced Kicker’s punishment Tuesday, saying that he can reduce his ban to three years if he “commits no further breaches.” Kicker, 25, was kicked out of the French Open last month after an anti-corruption

Royals’ Jorge Bonifacio Barred 80 Games After Positive Drug Test

Posted by - March 10, 2018

Photo Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio during a spring training game last month in Surprise, Ariz. Credit Charlie Neibergall/Associated Press Kansas City Royals outfielder Jorge Bonifacio has been suspended 80 games by Major League Baseball after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance. The commissioner’s office made the announcement on Saturday. Bonifacio was barred after a positive