Soccer

Staff members attend to the horse Face Time Bourbon after Sweden's Bjorn Goop won the Grand Prix d'Amerique trotting race at the Vincennes racetrack, outside Paris, Sunday, Jan. 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Kamil Zihnioglu)
May 04, 2020 - 6:04 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and his wife, Sarah, are donating $100,000 to United Way for Southeastern Michigan to support its COVID-19 community response fund. “We stand with families feeling the brunt of this...
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Constuction workers stand by Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Thursday, April 16, 2020. The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has affected more than games and player salaries for Real Madrid and Barcelona. It has also taken a toll on their stadium renovation plans. Both Spanish soccer clubs are working on hefty renovation projects for their famed venues.(AP Photo/Paul White)
May 04, 2020 - 9:38 am
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league said Monday it is confident it can restart in June and finish its season by the end of the European summer, with players beginning to be tested this week so they can return to training for the first time in nearly two months. Basic training was allowed to resume in...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, action during the Cologne against Dortmund German Bundesliga soccer match between in Dortmund, Germany. Cologne soccer club said Friday May 2, 2020, that three people at the club had tested positive for the coronavirus, but didn't name them or say whether they were players. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, FILE)
May 04, 2020 - 9:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer league reported 10 positive tests for the new coronavirus among 36 clubs in the Bundesliga and second division on Monday. The DFL said that 1,724 tests for COVID-19 were carried out over two rounds among players, coaches, physiotherapists and other staff. The tests...
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A delivery worker uses the new cycle path being prepared in central Milan's Corso Venezia, Italy, in view of Monday's partial reopening of activities, with a reduced capacity of public transportation due to safety measures against coronavirus, Saturday, May 2, 2020. Italians are preparing for the so called "phase 2" Monday, that will see a partial reopening of many activities after two months of lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
May 03, 2020 - 3:53 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A couple of weeks ago, former Montreal Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque was running five or six days a week as he trained for a marathon. Now, the former NHL enforcer’s biggest challenge is trying to...
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May 03, 2020 - 1:00 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman underwent a heart procedure Sunday at a hospital in Amsterdam after feeling pain in his chest, his management company said in a statement. The 57-year-old coach, who has also managed Premier League clubs Southampton and Everton,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug.23, 2019, Cologne's Birger Verstraete during the German Bundesliga soccer match against Borussia Dortmund, in Cologne, Germany. Cologne said Sunday May 3, 2020, that Verstraete had given a false impression about training safety measures to protect against the coronavirus at the club, in an interview he gave Saturday with Belgian TV station VTM. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, FILE)
May 03, 2020 - 12:51 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Cologne has called midfielder Birger Verstraete to account for an interview he gave in which he criticized the club for its handing of three positive cases of the coronavirus. The Bundesliga side said Sunday that Verstraete had given a false impression about training safety measures...
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A view of a virtually empty beach in Brighton as the UK continues its lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus, in Brighton, England, Saturday April 25, 2020. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 4:29 pm
Brighton has become the first English Premier League club to publicly oppose plans to try to restart the season in neutral stadiums during the coronavirus pandemic. As the COVID-19 death toll surpassed 28,000 in Britain, Brighton chief executive Paul Barber accepted that resuming sporting events...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Megan Rapinoe lifts up a trophy after winning the Women's World Cup final soccer match between US and The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. The global players' association released its report on the state of women's soccer, after warning that the coronavirus outbreak could have a disastrous impact following the gains of last summer's Women's World Cup. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino, File)
May 02, 2020 - 10:32 am
A federal judge threw out the unequal pay claim by players on the U.S. women's national soccer team in a surprising loss for the defending World Cup champions but allowed their allegation of discriminatory working conditions to go to trial. Players led by Alex Morgan sued in March 2019, claiming...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 01, 2020 - 4:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An emergency room nurse who played golf after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reopened courses made a hole-in-one. “I don’t know if I deserved to get this because of what I do. It’s mostly pure luck, but it was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6 2019 file photo, Christian Vieri, Italian former player of Inter Milan and Italy, reacts at the start of a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Roma, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Christian Vieri’s informal talk show on Instagram Live has quickly gained a devoted audience of followers during the coronavirus lockdown. On a nightly basis, Vieri calls up his old teammates scattered throughout Italy and around the world to reminisce about their time together in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Guests have included international stars like Ronaldo, Hernán Crespo and Juan Sebastián Verón; along with Italians Francesco Totti, Paolo Maldini, Filippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Nesta and Marco Materazzi.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 01, 2020 - 4:48 am
ROME (AP) — Robbie Keane’s home fridge contained 300 beers and nothing else. Luigi Di Biagio orchestrated an overnight escape from training camp in his pajamas. Álvaro Recoba used to hide in the woods to avoid long-distance runs during soccer practice. Those are just a sampling of the many...
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