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Bassel Abdul Saad (left) sits with his attorney Ali Hammoud during his arraignment before Judge Kathleen McCann in the 16th District Court in Livonia, Mich. on July 10, 2014. Saad, who is charged in the one-punch killing of referee John Bieniewicz during a game, has agreed to a plea deal with prosecutors in which he would serve 8-15 years in prison. (AP Photo/Detroit News, David Coates) **FILE**

Soccer player pleads guilty in fatal punch of referee

- Associated Press

A recreational soccer player pleaded guilty Friday in the one-punch killing of a referee in a deal with prosecutors that calls for him to serve up to 15 years in prison.

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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Newcastle United's Papiss Demba Cisse celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game during the English Premier League soccer match against Aston Villa at St James' Park, Newcastle, England, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Richard Sellers, PA Wire)     UNITED KINGDOM OUT     -    NO SALES     -    NO ARCHIVES

Cisse gives Newcastle 1-0 win over Villa

Associated Press

Papiss Cisse's 11th goal of the season handed Newcastle its first home win of 2015 and plunged Aston Villa deeper into Premier League relegation trouble on Saturday.

West Brom's Saido Berahino celebrates after scoring against Southampton during the English Premier League soccer match between West Bromwich Albion and Southampton at the Hawthorns, West Bromwich, England, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

Berahino strikes as West Brom beats Southampton 1-0 in EPL

Associated Press

West Bromwich Albion continued its improved English Premier League form under new manager Tony Pulis on Saturday when Saido Berahino scored after only two minutes in a hard-fought 1-0 win against Southampton.

Manchester United's Wayne Rooney, left, celebrates with teammate Adnan Januzaj after scoring his second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Sunderland at Old Trafford Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Referee red card overshadows Rooney goals in EPL

Associated Press

Manchester United rode its luck as Wayne Rooney scored twice in a 2-0 win against struggling 10-man Sunderland, but his success was overshadowed by another refereeing controversy in the English Premier League on Saturday.

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, right, celebrates his goal with teammate Luis Suarez during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and FC Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

Suarez scores again in Barcelona victory, Man United wins

Associated Press

Luis Suarez was again on target as Barcelona kept up the pressure on Spanish league leader Real Madrid on Saturday, while Wayne Rooney's brace got Manchester United back to winning ways at home to Sunderland in the Premier League.

Barcelona's Luis Suarez, right, in action with Granada's goalkeeper Oier Olazabal, left, during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Granada and FC Barcelona at Los Carmenes stadium in Granada, Spain, Saturday Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Daniel Tejedor)

Suarez leads Barcelona to win, Bueno scores 4 for Rayo

- Associated Press

Barcelona's 3-1 win at Granada from goals by Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi was overshadowed by little-known Alberto Bueno netting four goals in 16 minutes in Rayo Vallecano's victory on Saturday.

Swansea City's Jack Cork, left, celebrates scoring his team's first goal with teammate Ashley Williams during their English Premier League soccer match against Burnley at Turf Moor, Burnley, England, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Ryan Browne, PA Wire)     UNITED KINGDOM OUT     -    NO SALES    -    NO ARCHIVES

Swansea beats Burnley 1-0 in Premier League

Associated Press

Swansea beat relegation-threatened Burnley 1-0 at Turf Moor on Saturday to register back-to-back Premier League wins for the first time since December.

From left, Lyon's Nabil Fekir, Alexandre Lacazette, and Bakary Kone celebrate after Nabil Fekir scored a goal against Nantes during their French League One soccer match in Lyon, central France, Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani)

Lyon's title ambitions take a blow after 2-1 loss at Lille

- Associated Press

Lyon coach Hubert Fournier acknowledged their French title hope took a big hit in a 2-1 loss to Lille on Saturday that opened the door for defending champion Paris Saint-Germain to move to the top.

Sydney FC continues Wanderers' woes in A-League

Associated Press

Marc Janko scored twice and Terry Antonis netted the winner in the 74th minute as Sydney FC extended the Western Sydney Wanderers' woes in the A-League with a 4-3 win Saturday.

Crystal Palace players celebrate the goal of Scott Dann during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Crystal Palace at the Boleyn Ground in London, Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)

10-man Palace wins 3-1 at sliding West Ham

Associated Press

Crystal Palace continued its rise under new manager Alan Pardew on Saturday when, reduced to 10 men, it won 3-1 at West Ham in the Premier League.