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FIFA RULES OUT COMPENSATION OVER WORLD CUP DATE SWITCH

FIFA rules out financial compensation for leagues and clubs that will need to change traditional season dates to accommodate the shift of the 2022 World Cup to late in the year.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2015/02/25/valcke-no-fifa-compensation-to-clubs-for-2022-date-switch/23982989/

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HAWKS CHARGE PAST UNDERMANNED MAVERICKS

Atlanta overruns a Dallas Mavericks team missing suspended point guard Rajon Rondo

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/b6351a7e2cd0486db2e3585ac259dc9c/hawks-charge-past-short-handed-mavericks-104-87

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MONACO EXPOSES ARSENAL IN CHAMPIONS LEAGUE

Arsenal's shortcomings against class opposition was shown again as the Gunners lose 3-1 at home against Monaco in first leg of Champions League round-of-16 clash.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2015/02/25/monaco-beats-arsenal-3-1-in-champions-league-last-16-1st-leg/24012977/

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GREEK LEAGUE SUSPENDED AGAIN OVER CHRONIC VIOLENCE

The Greek football league has been suspended for a third time this season over continued violence between fans and now even club officials.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/soccer/2015/02/25/greek-soccer-league-suspended-indefinitely-over-violence/23983137/

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RIO OFFICIALS PROBE FISH DIE-OFF IN OLYMPIC WATERS

Rio de Janeiro's environmental agency in looking into what killed thousands of fish in the waters that will host sailing events at next year's Olympic Games.

http://bigstory.ap.org/article/80965e52a611407aa496269c51ecf73e/rio-officials-probe-source-fish-die-olympic-waters?utm_campaign=AP_Sports&utm_source=SocialFlow&utm_medium=Twitter