Luis Suarez apologized Sunday for refusing to shake hands with Patrice Evra while Liverpool criticized its player for the first time in this protracted racism dispute that has tarnished the reputation of one of England's storied clubs.
For fans of soccer, Feb. 1 promises to be a sad day.
A British parliamentary committee will investigate racism in sports following a number of high-profile cases in soccer.
Liverpool striker Luis Suarez will serve a one-match ban after making an obscene gesture toward Fulham fans during a Premier League match.
For the first time in the long history of English soccer, a player is being prosecuted over words spoken on the field.
The English Football Association has charged Liverpool striker Luis Suarez with racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra.
In the era of eye-in-the-sky satellites that spy on the Earth and telescopes that peer ever-deeper into the cosmos, it seems astounding that we can't hear much of what soccer players say to each other on a field. Perhaps it is time for some "Big Brother" surveillance in soccer, too.
Uruguay partied through the night, its champion soccer team home from the Copa America.
Chelsea has agreed a fee with Liverpool to sign Fernando Torres in what would be soccer's third-most expensive transfer.