Stoke signing Berahino served FA ban while at West Brom

[ad_1] LONDON (AP) — Stoke manager Mark Hughes says new signing Saido Berahino served a secret English Football Association suspension before he joined the club from West Bromwich Albion last month. The Daily Mail reported that Berahino tested positive for a recreational drug during his time at West Brom. The FA doesn’t announce details of…

CAS bars Jeonbuk Motors from Asian Champions League

[ad_1] AP 4:48 a.m. ET Feb. 3, 2017 LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The Court of Arbitration for Sport has blocked Asian Champions League winner Jeonbuk Motors from defending its title because of a bribery scandal. CAS says it dismissed the South Korean club’s request for an interim order to freeze the ban imposed by the…

Davis Cup: France takes 2-0 lead over Japan

[ad_1] TOKYO (AP) — Richard Gasquet and Gilles Simon gave France a 2-0 lead over Japan after singles victories in a Davis Cup World Group first-round match on Friday. Simon beat Yoshihito Nishioka 6-3, 6-3, 6-4 in the second singles match after Gasquet overpowered Taro Daniel 6-2, 6-3, 6-2 in the opener at Ariake Colloseum.…