How footballers cheat on the pitch to win matches

MILAN (AP) — Cheating is rife in football and players get up to many dirty tricks in their attempts to win a match at any cost. Calls are growing for video technology to be introduced to help referees reach the correct decision, although many methods cunning players use to dupe officials will still slip under[…]

Column: In Chelsea-PSG, an argument against video technology

PARIS (AP) — Referees, hang in there. Help is surely on its way. Sooner or later, football will see, must see, that the only way to preserve the authority and reputations of its match officials is to give them real-time access to the same video technology now used to painfully dissect them. But make no[…]

Jens Debusschere wins bunch sprint on 2nd stage of Tirreno

CASCINA, Italy (AP) — Jens Debusschere sprinted to victory on the second stage of the Tirreno-Adriatico on Thursday, edging out Peter Sagan and Sam Bennett while Adriano Malori retained the overall lead. The Belgian champion clocked 3 hours, 30 minutes, 18 seconds over the mainly flat, 153-kilometer (95-mile) route from Camaiore to Cascina to win[…]

UEFA to review Ibrahimovic’s red card next week

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s Champions League ban for a red card as Paris Saint-Germain eliminated Chelsea will be reviewed next week. UEFA says its disciplinary panel will study the case at its March 19 meeting. All red-card offenses in UEFA matches are reviewed to possibly extend mandatory one-match bans. Chelsea coach Jose Mourinho[…]