Soccer player Alan Pulido was kidnapped from his hometown of Tamaulipas, Mexico. Although the 25-year-old had a bandaged wrist, he told reporters after his rescue that he was "very well."
Russian soccer champion Spartak Moscow has been accused of racism after a tweet which appeared to refer to its black players as "chocolates." Authorities have said they will crack down on racism ahead of the World Cup.
One of Wales' greatest ever players has become their coach, after Ryan Giggs was appointed on Monday. The Welshman spent his entire playing career at Manchester United and has landed his first permament coaching job.
A hunger for yet more trophies has seen Bastian Schweinsteiger sign up for a further year in America's Major League Soccer. The German midfielder has extended his deal with Chicago Fire ahead of the 2018 season.
Footballer Deniz Naki said that his car was shot at while driving on a highway in western Germany. Naki, who plays for a Kurdish club and has spoken out against the Turkish government, said he "feared for his life."
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