Sunderland manager David Moyes "deeply regrets" telling a female BBC reporter she might get a slap.
Maybe it won't be a procession to the English Premier League trophy for Chelsea, after all.
Bayern Munich enjoyed another big Bundesliga win as it pursues an unprecedented fifth straight title while Borussia Dortmund was held at Schalke to 1-1 in the Ruhr derby on Saturday.
Paris Saint-Germain took the first step toward defending its domestic treble by crushing its biggest rival Monaco 4-1 in the League Cup final on Saturday, with striker Edinson Cavani scoring twice to take his season's tally to a career best 40.
Christian Ramirez scored twice in the second half as Minnesota United came from behind to beat Real Salt Lake 4-2 on Saturday and earn the franchise its first win in MLS.
Espanyol scored two late goals to earn a 2-1 come-from-behind win over Real Betis in the Spanish league on Friday.
Playing with two defenders who hadn't seen a minute of action this season, the Seattle Sounders became the first team to ground free-scoring Atlanta United, battling to a nil-all draw at home on Friday.
World Cup qualifying started badly for Argentina, and now it's getting a whole lot worse.
The wife of a Chinese soccer player gave her husband a red card Wednesday for playing away, claiming that spending too much time with his mistress led to his embarrassing gaffe in a crucial World Cup qualifier.
A resurgent Brazil squad under new management became the first team to qualify for the World Cup on Tuesday, the same day archrival Argentina heightened its risk of missing a spot at Russia 2018.