LONDON — FIFA President Gianni Infantino is braced for a release of private information gained by hackers after world soccer's governing body said its computer network was subject to another cyberattack. The disclosure comes in the same month the U.S. Department of Justice and the FBI said Russia's military intelligence body was responsible for a hack on FIFA in 2016, which led to evidence from anti-doping investigations and lab results being published. By Rob Harris. SENT: 450 words, photos.
LONDON — Burton Albion, a team in 16th place in the third tier of English soccer, reached the League Cup quarterfinals for the first time in its 68-year history by beating Nottingham Forest 3-2 on Tuesday. SENT: 300 words, photos.
BERLIN — Bayern Munich edged into the third round of the German Cup with a 2-1 win at fourth-tier SV Roedinghausen on Tuesday. Bayern looked to be in control after early goals from Sandro Wagner and Thomas Mueller but was left hanging on after Linus Meyer pulled one back for the underdogs early in the second half. By Ciaran Fahey. SENT: 400 words, photos.
MADRID — Atletico Madrid overcame tough conditions on a wet artificial turf to beat fourth-division club Sant Andreu 1-0 on Tuesday to open its Copa del Rey campaign. Portugal forward Gelson Martins scored a 33rd-minute winner for the visitors, which played without Antoine Griezmann and most of its regular starters. By Tales Azzoni. SENT: 500 words, photos.
ROME — Twenty people risk being ordered to stand trial for alleged corruption in the long-delayed plans to build a new stadium for Roma. However, the ANSA news agency reports that neither Roma nor any of its management members are implicated in the scandal. SENT: 400 words, photos.
Leicester's grieving players will take to the field for the first time since the death of the club's owner in a helicopter crash when they visit Cardiff for a Premier League game on Saturday. The two teams said Tuesday the match will go ahead as planned in the Welsh capital, with a minute's silence before kickoff and players wearing black armbands as a mark of respect for Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and four other people who were killed in the tragedy. By Steve Douglas. SENT: 400 words, photos.
ZURICH — Former FIFA Council member Kwesi Nyantakyi was banned from soccer for life on Tuesday after being filmed taking bribes by an undercover television program in Ghana. FIFA said its ethics committee judges found Nyantakyi guilty of bribery, corruption and conflict of interest. SENT: 250 words, photos.
PARIS — Roger Federer turned down an invitation to play in a planned exhibition match in Saudi Arabia in December which his rivals Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have committed to play in. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 500 words, photos.
PARIS — Novak Djokovic began his bid for a record-extending fifth Paris Masters title with a 7-5, 6-1 win against Joao Sousa in the second round on Wednesday, and lent a helping hand to a spectator in the process. Serving for the match at 5-1, Djokovic handed a towel to a man in the crowd who seemed unwell and who wiped his forehead with it. By Jerome Pugmire. SENT: 650 words, photos.
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