Riot police used tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse a group of rock-throwing vandals who disturbed a rally by Argentines celebrating their team’s gutsy performance in a 1-0 loss to Germany in the World Cup finals.
After Colombia’s thrilling World Cup win Saturday over Uruguay – the first time it came so far in the soccer tournament – 34 people were hurt in celebrations.
A man in his twenties was arrested in the southern Swedish town of Helsingborg on Tuesday in connection with the death of a football fan from head injuries over the weekend, a police source said.
Mexico’s lower house of Congress has approved a bill that allows for prison terms for fans who engage in violent acts at sporting events.
An Ultimate Fighting Champion fighter was being held in a Florida jail Saturday, accused of threatening his wife with a gun, authorities said.
Broward County jail records show that Thiago Silva, 31, was being held without bond following his arrest Thursday on charges that included attempted murder, aggravated battery with a deadly weapon and obstruction without violence. But his attorney, Scott Saul, told The Associated Press that the charges were downgraded during a Friday court appearance to aggravated assault with a firearm and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon.
Away supporters have been banned from attending games in the Buenos Aires province following the fatal shooting of a fan on Monday night.
SALT LAKE CITY — A teen accused of punching a Mexican-born football referee who later died was charged Wednesday with homicide by assault, a count issued when an attack unintentionally causes death. Salt Lake County District Attorney Sim Gill also said he will seek to try the teen as an adult in the death [...]
The Japanese Olympic Committee says it will launch an investigation into the alleged abuse of elite female judo competitors by former national coach Ryuji Sonoda.
By Beth Celis
A recent on-court incident involving a D-League coach transported me back to the days of a bygone era when people got overly passionate about the game of basketball and would resort to violence.
At least 74 people were killed on Wednesday in fan violence after a football match in the Egyptian city of Port Said, in what FIFA called a “black day for football.”
By Philip C. Tubeza
While millions of Filipinos will be glued to their TV sets on Sunday to watch international boxing icon Manny Pacquiao slug it out with Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas, a Catholic prelate reminded the faithful on Saturday that the live telecast of the fight indirectly promotes violence.
Whether it’s tussling for the ball, a crafty kick under the water or even outright punching and wrestling, water polo is a sport where even the girls are not blameless when it comes to playing dirty.
BARCELONA, Spain—Street parties in Barcelona celebrating the victory of the city’s soccer team in the Champions League final turned violent early Sunday and at least 11 people were hospitalized, according to local media reports. Police said more than 80 people were arrested after revelers attacked officers with bottles, flares and other objects, and destroyed park [...]