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German football legend investigated over 2006 World Cup award

German football legend investigated over 2006 World Cup award

March 23, 2016 - 10:17 AMT  06:17 GMT
In October, Franz Beckenbauer, 70, said he made a "mistake" in the bidding process for which he took "responsibility."
Levon Aronian 3rd after Candidates Tournament Round 9 loss

Levon Aronian 3rd after Candidates Tournament Round 9 loss

March 22, 2016 - 12:11 AMT  08:11 GMT
Aronian (5 points) currently holds the third spot behind Sergey Karjakin of Russia (5.5 points) and Viswanathan Anand (5.5 points).
2022 World Cup fans can be housed in Bedouin-style desert camps

2022 World Cup fans can be housed in Bedouin-style desert camps

March 21, 2016 - 18:29 AMT  14:29 GMT
Bedouin campsites are inspired by the homes of tribes that have historically lived in the Arabian and Syrian deserts.
Armenian weightlifters win Russian Federation President's Cup

Armenian weightlifters win Russian Federation President's Cup

March 21, 2016 - 15:05 AMT  11:05 GMT
Khurshudyan (+75kg) lifted a total of 246kg, while Aleksanyan (+105) took the prize lifting a total of 430kg above his head.
Nakamura fined for breaking FIDE rules following Aronian's win

Nakamura fined for breaking FIDE rules following Aronian's win

March 21, 2016 - 12:11 AMT  08:11 GMT
Hikaru Nakamura has to give 5% of the prize to the organizing committee of the tournament, and another 5% to FIDE.
Henrikh Mkhitaryan tops Arsenal's summer wish list: report

Henrikh Mkhitaryan tops Arsenal's summer wish list: report

March 18, 2016 - 12:49 AMT  08:49 GMT
Liverpool were reported to have come close last season, and could come back for more, but Arsenal are also expected to join the race.
FIFA’s Valcke under criminal investigation in Switzerland

FIFA’s Valcke under criminal investigation in Switzerland

March 18, 2016 - 11:32 AMT  07:32 GMT
Switzerland is conducting proceedings against the former FIFA Secretary General on suspicion of acts of criminal mismanagement.
Levon Aronian beats Hikaru Nakamura to top Candidates Tournament R6

Levon Aronian beats Hikaru Nakamura to top Candidates Tournament R6 (video)

 March 18, 2016 - 11:29 AMT  07:29 GMT
Viswanathan Anand beat Peter Svidler; Anish Giri and Veselin Topalov ended the game in a draw, so did Fabiano Caruana and Karjakin.
Candidates round five: Levon Aronian draws with Fabiano Caruana

Candidates round five: Levon Aronian draws with Fabiano Caruana

March 17, 2016 - 12:29 AMT  08:29 GMT
Nine rounds still remain in the marathon to decide the next challenger for world champion Magnus Carlsen.
FIFA seeks millions of dollars from its indicted former executives

FIFA seeks millions of dollars from its indicted former executives

March 16, 2016 - 17:21 AMT  13:21 GMT
FIFA estimates that at a minimum tens of millions of dollars were diverted from the football community illegally.
Anastasia Galustyan to compete in World Figure Skating Championships

Anastasia Galustyan to compete in World Figure Skating Championships

March 15, 2016 - 13:47 AMT  09:47 GMT
The Armenian figure skater will perform her short program on March 18, followed by a free program the next day.
WADA head says will reanalyze Russia doping report

WADA head says will reanalyze Russia doping report

March 14, 2016 - 15:54 AMT  11:54 GMT
Craig Reedie said he will consider potential inquiries into other Russian sports, and track and field in other countries.
Rafael Nadal to sue ex-French minister over doping comments

Rafael Nadal to sue ex-French minister over doping comments

March 14, 2016 - 13:07 AMT  09:07 GMT
The Spaniard is upset with comments made by Roselyne Bachelot, who was formerly Minister for Health and Sport.
Levon Aronian beats Veselin Topalov to top World Candidates tournament

Levon Aronian beats Veselin Topalov to top World Candidates tournament

March 14, 2016 - 12:43 AMT  08:43 GMT
Viswanathan Anand drew with Fabiano Caruana, the highest-rated player in the cup, while Sergey Karjakin drew with Anish Giri.
Armenian wrestlers win gold, silver, bronze at European Championships

Armenian wrestlers win gold, silver, bronze at European Championships

March 14, 2016 - 11:42 AMT  07:42 GMT
Armenian athletes Varsham Boranyan and Karapet Chalyan have won gold and bronze medals, respectively, at the Riga-hosted event.
French soccer federation headquarters searched in Blatter case

French soccer federation headquarters searched in Blatter case

March 9, 2016 - 12:33 AMT  08:33 GMT
"Documents were seized in connection with the suspected payment," the Swiss federal prosecution office said in a statement.