The Oakland A's have rejected a deal to play at its ballpark for the foreseeable future, saying the 10-year lease extension offer doesn't meet all their requirements.

Liverpool tops this week's Associated Press global soccer poll for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after its 3-2 win over Norwich kept it atop the English Premier League.

Second-seeded David Ferrer was ousted from the Barcelona Open by a Russian opponent for the second straight year, losing 6-4, 6-2 to Teymuraz Gabashvili on Wednesday.

Liverpool tops this week's Associated Press global football poll for the fifth time this season and for the second consecutive week after its 3-2 win over Norwich kept it atop the English Premier League.

Police say they arrested convicted match-fixer Wilson Raj Perumal of Singapore on an international warrant last week in Finland, where he was given a two-year prison sentence in 2011 for bribing football players in the Finnish league.

Anti-corruption advisers appointed by FIFA say it's important to give "a convincing and transparent answer" to allegations about Qatar's selection as 2022 World Cup host.

It's Wrigley Field Day in Illinois.

Brookings Blizzard head coach Cory Laylin has accepted the head coaching position at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minn.

FIFA's reputation depends on resolving allegations about Qatar's selection as 2022 World Cup host, according to the governing body's anti-corruption advisers.

Boston University women's basketball coach Kelly Greenberg has resigned after some former players alleged she was verbally and emotionally abusive.

Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after being fired as manager of Manchester United after less than a season in charge.

Statement released by David Moyes on Wednesday, a day after being fired by Manchester United after less than a season in charge.

The NHL's Edmonton Oilers have signed University of North Dakota senior defenseman Dillon Simpson to a three-year entry level contract.

Bucharest club Rapid says it will have to move out of the stadium that has been its home since 1939 because the cash-strapped club can't afford the rent.

The Sioux Falls economy received an $8.5 million boost from the recent Summit League men's and women's basketball tournaments.

Ryan Giggs will be assisted by a trio of former Manchester United teammates as he tries to stabilize England's biggest club after the abrupt dismissal of David Moyes.

Formula One boss Bernie Ecclestone goes on trial in Munich on Thursday on bribery charges that could lead to a prison term of up to 10 years if he is convicted.

Former world time trial champion Michael Rogers can race again after cycling's governing body accepted that meat he ate in China likely caused his positive doping test.

There will be a horseshoe grandstand around the 18th green for the first time at a British Open as part of a number of course changes for this year's tournament at Hoylake.

Barcelona was cleared Wednesday to sign new players during the offseason after FIFA froze the Spanish soccer club's one-year transfer embargo pending an appeal.

Barcelona has been cleared to sign new players this offseason after FIFA froze the club's one-year transfer embargo while the sanction is appealed.

BASEBALL

Struggling Nuremberg fired Dutch coach Gertjan Verbeek on Wednesday in a bid to stave off Bundesliga relegation with three games of the season remaining.

Inside a dusty, dimly lit chamber of steel catwalks, Darryl Wilson peers out a square hole and into one of baseball's most revered shrines.

Wrigley Field, the home of the Chicago Cubs, marks the 100th anniversary of its first game on Wednesday with a matchup against Arizona. The ballpark that opened as Weeghman Park on April 23, 1914, has hosted millions of fans and been the scene of some of baseball's most indelible moments. Some stars who graced its friendly confines offer their memories:

When Juventus visits Benfica in the first leg of the Europa League semifinals Thursday, it will mark the first appearance for the once dominant Turin club in the final four of a European competition since finishing runner-up in the 2003 Champions League.

The Pacers got tired of talking trash.

While his teammates mobbed him after a late goal, Dan Carcillo trash-talked with Flyers fans through the glass before hitting the bench for a celebration.

Albert Pujols smiled as he explained why he felt the need to apologize to his wife for hitting homer No. 500 so quickly after No. 499.

Defense continues to be a problem for the Los Angeles Dodgers, who aren't getting enough offense to compensate for it.

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