ZURICH - Barcelona will be barred from signing any players in 2015 after FIFA rejected the club's appeal against a one-year ban for breaching transfer regulations.
FIFA said Wednesday that its appeal committee confirmed that the signing of 10 players to Barcelona's renowned La Masia program violated rules designed to prevent child trafficking.
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. - A youth baseball coach from Rhode Island who has become an Internet sensation for the inspiring speech he made after his team was eliminated from the Little League World Series says the talk was spontaneous and from the heart.
Players on David Belisle's team from Cumberland were crying after Monday night's 8-7 loss to Chicago in South Williamsport, Pennsylvania, when he kneeled down and told them they should be proud.
Houston 7 N.Y. Yankees 4
L.A. Angels 4 Boston 3
Detroit 8 Tampa Bay 6 (11 innings)
Baltimore 5 Chicago White Sox 1
Cleveland 7 Minnesota 5
Washington 8 Arizona 1
Atlanta 11 Pittsburgh 3
St. Louis 5 Cincinnati 4
L.A. Dodgers 8 San Diego 6
Chicago Cubs 2 San Francisco 0 (5 innings-rain)
Milwaukee 6 Toronto 1
Seattle 5 Philadelphia 2
Miami 4 Texas 3 (10 innings)
Kansas City 7 Colorado 4
MILWAUKEE - Fresh off another stellar outing, Mike Fiers first wanted to talk about a rough patch early in the game and offer credit to his defence.
"I think early on I was a little erratic around the strike zone and then I pulled it together later on," said Fiers, who won his third consecutive start since being recalled from Triple-A Nashville on Aug. 9 as the Milwaukee Brewers defeated the Toronto Blue Jays 6-1 Tuesday. "My defence came through. There were a lot of great plays."
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Three lawsuits filed by retired NHL players over concussion-related injuries have been consolidated and will be heard by a federal judge in Minnesota.
A special panel assigned the cases Tuesday to U.S. District Judge Susan Richard Nelson of St. Paul.
NEW YORK, N.Y. - NBA referee Dick Bavetta is retiring after a 39-year career in which he never missed an assignment.
Bavetta officiated a record 2,635 consecutive regular-season games after starting his NBA career on Dec. 2, 1975. He also worked 270 playoff games, including 27 in the NBA Finals.
NBA president Rod Thorn says Tuesday in a statement that the league is "grateful for his contributions to our league, and we wish him the best as he enjoys his well-earned retirement."
NEW YORK, N.Y. - Turns out, the hit that tied Derek Jeter with Honus Wagner came a day later than everyone thought.
Major League Baseball made an official scoring change Tuesday that took away an infield single from Jeter on Aug. 8 and instead charged Cleveland first baseman Carlos Santana with an error on the play.
TORONTO - The Brampton Thunder made defenceman Laura Fortino the first overall pick in the Canadian Women's Hockey League draft on Tuesday.
The 23-year-old from Hamilton played for the Canadian Olympic women's hockey team this past season.
Fortino assisted on Marie-Philip Poulin's overtime goal against the United States, in Sochi, Russia, as Canada won its fourth straight women's hockey gold.
Fortino played four years for Cornell and ranks sixth all-time in Big Red assists with 98. She was an assistant captain in her senior year.
PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. - A horse race down a steep mountain slope in the B.C. Interior has claimed the life of a 44-year-old man.
The accident occurred Sunday afternoon at the Redstone Rodeo near the community of Alexis Creek, about 660 kilometres north of Vancouver.
Coroner Barb McLintock says some of the horses in the "high-risk sport" got too close to each other and three riders tumbled off their horses at a high rate of speed.
Jason Coutlee, of Merritt, B.C., was rushed to a medical clinic in Alexis Creek but died en route to Kelowna General Hospital.
LAS VEGAS, Nev. - War Machine, a mixed martial arts fighter accused of brutally beating his porn star ex-girlfriend in Las Vegas and fleeing to the Los Angeles area, told a California judge he won't contest his transfer in custody back to Nevada.
Ventura County sheriff's Capt. Don Aguilar said the fighter, whose birth name is Jonathan Paul Koppenhaver, waived extradition on Tuesday following his arrest Friday at a hotel in Simi Valley.