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FIFA president Sepp Blatter, center, leaves a hotel to lead a meeting in Marrakech, Morocco, Thursday, Dec. 18, 2014. Amid another crisis at FIFA, Blatter will lead an executive committee meeting on Thursday with the sudden resignation of ethics prosecutor Michael Garcia now on the agenda. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

FIFA will not reopen 2018 and 2022 World Cup votes

- Associated Press

FIFA will not reopen the vote for the 2018 and 2022 World Cups and will publish at least some of the confidential report into the bidding process, President Sepp Blatter said Friday.

Manchester United's manager David Moyes looks on during their English Premier League soccer match against Everton at Goodison Park in Liverpool, England, Sunday April 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Clint Hughes)

David Moyes hired as Real Sociedad manager

Associated Press

It is his first coaching job since being fired by Manchester United last season after less than a year in charge, having succeeded Alex Ferguson after his retirement.

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Chelsea's Thibaut Courtois, left, Eden Hazard, 2nd left, Oscar, center, Diego Costa, 2nd right, and goal scorer Branislav Ivanovic celebrate winning the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Chelsea looks to restore 8-point lead over stumbling City

- Associated Press

Chelsea can open up an eight-point lead over Manchester City for the second time this season by beating its Premier League title rival on Saturday in the most pivotal match of the campaign so far.

Barcelona's Neymar, left, celebrates his second goal during a second leg quarterfinal Copa del Rey soccer match between Atletico de Madrid and FC Barcelona at the Vicente Calderon stadium in Madrid, Spain, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

Neymar leaves no one indifferent with goals and swagger

- Associated Press

Neymar's two-goal performance to help knock Atletico Madrid out of the Copa del Rey showed why Barcelona spared no expense to win the bidding war for the young Brazil striker.

Ivory Coast player Max Alain Gradel, celebrates after he scored a goal against Cameroon during their African Cup of Nations Group D soccer match  at Estadio De Malabo in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea, Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Ivory Coast wins, advances to quarterfinals at African Cup

- Associated Press

Max Gradel finally broke the string of draws in Group D and sent the Ivory Coast into the quarterfinals of the African Cup of Nations with the only goal in a 1-0 victory over Cameroon on Wednesday.

Hugo Almeida signs for Russia's Kuban

Associated Press

Russia's Kuban Krasnodar says it has signed Portugal striker Hugo Almeida after he was released by Serie A side Cesena.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger looks across the pitch before the English FA Cup 4th round soccer match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Arsenal at the Amex Stadium, Brighton, England, Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

Arsenal strengthens defensive options by signing Gabriel

Associated Press

Arsenal strengthened its depleted defensive options by signing Brazilian defender Gabriel from Villarreal on Wednesday, with Costa Rica forward Joel Campbell joining the Spanish club on loan as part of the deal.

Rio de Janeiro clubs fighting over ticket prices

Associated Press

Rio de Janeiro's top football clubs are in a dispute over ticket prices for the upcoming local championship, with Flamengo and Fluminense saying they may lose money if the local federation sticks to its decision to significantly lower prices for this year's tournament.

Liverpool's Martin Skrtel, left, gestures toward Chelsea's Diego Costa during the English League Cup semifinal second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Liverpool at Stamford Bridge stadium in London, Tuesday, Jan. 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

FA charges Chelsea's Costa over stamp in Liverpool semifinal

Associated Press

Chelsea striker Diego Costa is facing a three-match ban after being charged Wednesday by the English Football Association with violent conduct for stamping on an opponent during the League Cup semifinal win over Liverpool.

This image released by Cohen Media Group shows a scene from "Timbuktu."  (AP Photo/Cohen Media Group)

Review: Tragedies of 'Timbuktu' told with rare beauty

- Associated Press

The hot Malian sands of Abderrahmane Sissako's "Timbuktu" are a cool reservoir of placid beauty, where desert dunes are swept by quiet ripples of colorful, everyday village life and haphazard storms of violence.