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Peru's Paolo Guerrero loses final doping appeal, can't play until April

Paolo Guerrero celebrates after scoring for Peru in their friendly win against Saudi Arabia.
Peru forward Paolo Guerrero was ordered to serve out a 14-month ban by a Swiss court.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Peru forward Paolo Guerrero has lost his final appeal against a 14-month ban by FIFA for a positive doping test.

Switzerland's supreme court said its judges rejected Guerrero's appeal against FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal ruling announced on Thursday delays the 35-year-old player's return to action with Brazilian club Internacional until early April.

Guerrero tested positive for a metabolite of cocaine at a World Cup qualifying game against...

San Jose Earthquakes sign young Peruvian left-back Marcos Lopez

The San Jose Earthquakes have signed Peruvian left-back Marcos Lopez.

The player's former club, Peruvian side Sporting Cristal, made the announcement via its Twitter feed, and a league source confirmed that Lopez is headed to San Jose.

The Quakes will be hoping that the arrival of Lopez will fill a massive need at the left-back position. Last year San Jose signed Joel Qwiberg to fill the slot, but he struggled to adapt to MLS, and made just five appearances over the course of the season. The bulk...

Peru federation boss Edwin Oviedo arrested in criminal probe

The head of Peru's football federation has been arrested a few months after leading his country back to the World Cup for the first time in 36 years.

Prosecutors say Edwin Oviedo will be held initially for 15 days as they investigate his alleged role in a criminal network that paid for several judges to attend the World Cup in Russia.

The 47-year-old businessman was taken into custody Thursday at his home in a wealthy section of Lima. Police were also seeking access to the football federation's offices.

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Copa Peru winning Pirates want to put Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow on shirts

Actor Johnny Depp performs his role of Captain Jack Sparrow at Walt Disney Studios.
The newly minted Copa Peru champions want to use an image of Johnny Depp for their Pirates moniker.

Peruvian side Molinos El Pirata say they have reached out to Disney to request permission to use an image of Jack Sparrow on their shirts.

Molinos won the Copa Peru 2018 and promotion to the top flight using the image of Johnny Depp as the famous Pirates of the Caribbean character on their shirts. Fearing copyright infringement issues, they retired the shirt. However,...