Russian club faces sanction after player shows Putin shirt

ISTANBUL (AP) — European soccer's governing body charged Russian club Lokomotiv Moscow and one of its players with improper conduct Wednesday for revealing a picture of Russian President Vladimir Putin on his t-shirt after a politically charged game in Turkey.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Franz Beckenbauer fined, warned by FIFA ethics judges

GENEVA (AP) — Franz Beckenbauer has been fined and warned by FIFA's ethics committee for refusing to cooperate with Michael Garcia's investigation of World Cup bidding.

  • Written by GRAHAM DUNBAR, AP Sports Writer

Ohio State practices better than it plays, still downs Rutgers

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Thad Matta felt his Ohio State team had higher intensity in its morning practice than in its afternoon game, but that didn’t stop the Buckeyes from controlling the majority of play against Rutgers.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Buckeyes vying to make NCAA tourney

COLUMBUS — Rest easy, Ohio State fans. March madness is almost here.

Spring football kicks off March 8.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS