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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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Monaco's head coach Leonardo Jardim, right, greets Layvin Kurzawa after the Champions League round of 16 soccer match between Arsenal and AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.  Monaco won the match 3-1.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Monaco ready for last-minute challenge in French league

- Associated Press

Only a few Monaco fans expected the team to return from London with a 3-1 win over Arsenal in the Champions League. Even fewer believe the Principality club can now mount a last-minute challenge for the French title.

Arsenal's Olivier Giroud touches his head during the Champions League round of 16 soccer match between Arsenal and AS Monaco at the Emirates Stadium in London, Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.  (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

Arsenal flaws exposed again in Wenger's sour Monaco reunion

- Associated Press

Inside Arsenal's match-day program was a cardboard cut-out of Arsene Wenger; a memento for visiting Monaco fans of their former manager. But not many Arsenal fans will want that model perching on their desks after a timid 3-1 loss in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Dortmund's Ciro Immobile, left, vies for the ball with Juventus' Giorgio Chiellini during the Champions League round of 16 first leg soccer match between Juventus and Borussia Dortmund at the Juventus stadium in Turin, Italy, Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)

Dortmund and Schalke meet in 167th Ruhr Derby in Bundesliga

- Associated Press

There is no match in German football more emotionally charged than the "Ruhr Derby" between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke, neighboring clubs from what used to be the country's heart of coal mining.

Chelsea and Tottenham meet in English League Cup final

- Associated Press

In the space of a few hours on Sunday, Chelsea could win its first trophy in Jose Mourinho's second spell as manager and take a big step toward capturing the Premier League title.

Argentina to play next month in Maryland, New Jersey

Associated Press

Argentina will play exhibition games against El Salvador on March 28 at FedExField in Landover, Maryland, and versus Ecuador three days later at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.