Shanghai Shenhau has been stripped of its 2003 league title and fined $160,000 as part of a new round of sanctions aimed at rooting out match fixing in the Chinese Super League.
Didier Drogba has asked FIFA for special permission to move on loan from his Chinese club despite being outside the official transfer window.
Outspoken U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo will not be with the team for Sunday's third-place game against Norway in the Women's World Cup.
No women's team has been able to successfully defend a World Cup or Olympic title. Never has a team looked as likely to do so as Germany.