The soccer star was an admirer of Hugo Chavez and Fidel Castro, frequently criticizing the United States, including one notable incident in 2007 on Chavez's TV show.
Players, football clubs and reporters mourned the loss of the "Player of the Century," who led Argentina to a World Cup victory in 1986.
The Portuguese Football Federation announced on Tuesday soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo tested positive for coronavirus.
San Diego Loyal's midfielder Collin Martin was allegedly the subject of a homophobic slur from Phoenix Rising midfielder Junior Flemmings.
Athletes from various professional sports leagues, including the NBA, WNBA, MLB and MLS, refused to play on Wednesday in protest to the shooting of Jacob Blake.
"You can't even have support from your own fans in your own stadium," the FC Dallas player said. "It's baffling to me."
The quarterfinals of European soccer's most coveted trophy begin on Wednesday when Atalanta takes on Paris Saint-Germain.
The coach of a women's soccer team in Brazil has resigned after her club signed a man convicted of murdering his mistress and feeding her body to dogs as the goalkeeper of their men's team.
Golf and baseball have shifted towards using saliva tests as they are more accurate and far less invasive than the nasal swab.
Poland allowed soccer fans to attend games in-person beginning June 19, but stadiums must be kept at a limited capacity.
Minutes after English Premier League players and staff kneeled in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before a match on Monday, a small airplane flew overhead while carrying a "white lives matter" banner.
Health officials characterized Napoli supporters' behavior as "reckless," after fans flooded streets in downtown Naples to celebrate their team's Italian Cup title.
After more than a three-month break following a nationwide lockdown to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, the Premier League returns to action.
My daughter, Annabel was born, and I felt my heart soar. I decided that I would join her on her journey of development—by the time she was walking, I would be walking with her.
The United States Soccer Federation will meet Tuesday to discuss ending its policy of not allowing players to kneel during the national anthem, after the gesture has been adopted by many people participating in widespread protests against racial injustice and police brutality.
The Duke of Cambridge is speaking out about bottling emotions inside in an upcoming BBC documentary in which he uses soccer to get U.K. men talking about mental health.
FC Seoul dotted 30 of what it called "premium mannequins" around the stadium on Saturday, but was forced to apologize after social media users pointed out they looked like sex dolls.
Hiannick Kamba reportedly died in his native Congo in 2016 but was spotted working in Germany earlier this year.
"We have to get our sports back. I'm tired of watching baseball games that are 14-years old," President Donald Trump said at his Tuesday coronavirus briefing.
"The English Game" on Netflix tells the true story of the creation of modern soccer, including some real-life characters that fans of the game may know.
NBA, NHL and NCAA have suspended their season, while MLB has postponed Opening Day by at least two weeks.
Major League Soccer will take a 30-day hiatus to try and slow the spread of the coronavirus.
On Wednesday, the Italian soccer club, A.S. Roma announced it was not traveling to Spain to play its game against Sevilla because their plane was not authorized to land in the country.
The four leagues released a joint statement saying the decision had been taken after consultation with medical experts.
Players have also been instructed not to take items such as jerseys and balls from fans to autograph.
"They may not look spectacular, but they point to an ages-old civilization," said archaeologist Clara Thys.
The drawing of teams, schedule of games and provisional rosters have been set for the 2020 Women's CONCACAF (The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) Olympic qualifiers, providing the path the U.S. team must take to qualify.
The drawing of teams for the 2020 Men's CONCACAF (The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football) Olympic qualifiers occurred on Thursday, detailing what the U.S team must do to qualify for the 2020 Olympic games.