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[…]

Porto advances in Champions League with 4-0 win over Basel

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — FC Porto trounced Basel 4-0 on Tuesday to reach the quarterfinals of the Champions League for the first time since 2004, when the Portuguese club won the title. Goals from Yacine Brahimi, Hector Herrera, Casemiro and Vincent Aboubakar in the last-16 return leg built on a 1-1 draw in Switzerland two[…]

IOC expects UCI to take ‘further measures’ on doping

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC expects cycling’s governing body to take further measures to combat doping following a report into the sport’s past record of cheating. Ugur Erdener, head of the IOC medical commission, says the Olympic body welcomes “the UCI’s commitment to tackling past abuses and putting in place future processes.” Erdener cites[…]

Defending champ Swiss beaten in Davis Cup 1st round

LIEGE, Belgium (AP) — Playing without stars Roger Federer and Stan Wawrinka, defending champion Switzerland slumped to a first-round loss to Belgium in the Davis Cup on Sunday, while Andy Murray scored the decisive point to lift Britain past the United States and Novak Djokovic led Serbia to victory over Croatia. After Federer and Wawrinka[…]