Men's soccer

May 18, 2020 - 10:39 am
MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer player who threatened to quit his team rather than risk being infected by the coronavirus returned to training on Monday. Cádiz defender Fali Giménez rejoined his teammates at the second-division club a month after saying he wouldn’t play again unless there was a...
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Fortuna Duesseldorf's German head coach Uwe Roesler sits on the sideline during the Bundesliga soccer match between Duesseldorf and Paderborn in the Merkur Spiel-Arena, Duesseldorf, Germany, Saturday, May 16, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Sascha Schuermann/AFP pool via AP)
May 18, 2020 - 9:02 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Call it the sound of silence. With the stands empty, players and coaches in Germany are changing how they communicate. Coaches know opposing teams could listen in on tactical chatter, but they also need to motivate their team without fans to drive them forward. Freiburg...
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In this May 17, 2020, photo, cheering mannequins are installed at the empty spectators' seats before the start of a soccer match between FC Seoul and Gwangju FC at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korean professional soccer club has apologized after being accused of putting sex dolls in empty stands during a match Sunday in Seoul. In a statement, FC Seoul expressed "sincere remorse" over the controversy, but insisted that it used mannequins, not sex dolls, to mimic a home crowd during its 1-0 win over Gwangju FC at the Seoul World Cup stadium. (Ryu Young-suk/Yonhap via AP)
May 18, 2020 - 7:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean soccer club has apologized after being accused of putting sex dolls in empty seats during a match. FC Seoul expressed “sincere remorse” over the controversy, but insisted in a statement that it used mannequins — not sex dolls — to mimic a home crowd during...
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Robert Lewandowski of Munich celebrates his side's opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 17, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hannibal Hanschke, Pool)
May 17, 2020 - 5:42 pm
Defending champion Bayern Munich returned to action Sunday with a 2-0 win at Union Berlin as the restart of German soccer continued in empty stadiums. Players' shouts echoed off the rows of concrete terracing around Union's stadium as Bayern moved closer to an eighth straight league title. Bayern...
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In this photo provided by FC Barcelona, Barcelona's Gerard Pique runs with the ball during a training session in Barcelona, Spain on Friday May 8, 2020. Soccer players in Spain returned to train for the first time since the country entered a lockdown nearly two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Miguel Ruiz/FC Barcelona via AP)
May 17, 2020 - 5:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — All Spanish league clubs can begin group training sessions this week despite stricter lockdown restrictions remaining in place in parts of Spain because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cities like Madrid and Barcelona have not been allowed to loosen confinement measures like most of the...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, the English Premier League trophy is displayed on the pitch prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England. Steve Parish, the chairman of Crystal Palace, says the Premier League could face years of legal challenges if this season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
May 17, 2020 - 4:38 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — After watching the Bundesliga resume, English Premier League clubs will try on Monday to agree on protocols to allow a return to training during the coronavirus pandemic. Teams have already started checking players and coaches for the coronavirus, with a total of 1,600...
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Policemen are standing outside the stadium at the old forest ranger station in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 17, 2020, ahead of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich. (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)
May 17, 2020 - 2:25 pm
BERLIN (AP) — A strong police and media presence outside the stadium provided the only clues that Union Berlin was about to play Bayern Munich in its biggest — and quietest — Bundesliga game of the season on Sunday. Only a few diehard soccer fans showed up outside promoted Union’s stadium and were...
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Benjamin Pavard of Munich, right, celebrates his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 17, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hannibal Hanschke, Pool)
May 17, 2020 - 2:01 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Bayern Munich has beaten Union Berlin 2-0 in its first game for more than two months as the German soccer league’s restart continues. Robert Lewandowski scored from a penalty and Benjamin Pavard with a header as...
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In this Aug. 2018 file photo, a woman walks a small dog near a sign at Finger Lakes Welcome Center on the banks of Lake Geneva in Geneva, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, May 11, 2020 gave the green light to several regions of the state not as severely affected by the outbreak to gradually restart their economies once the latest stay-at-home order expires Friday. The Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley and the Finger Lakes have met all seven benchmarks for opening some business activity and need to work out some logistical details by the end of the week, Cuomo said. The North Country, which includes Essex County, is close behind. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 16, 2020 - 11:31 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former Washington Redskins star Dexter Manley is hospitalized and receiving oxygen to treat breathing issues related to the coronavirus, two of his children told The Washington Post. The 61-year-old Manley was...
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Dortmund's Erling Haaland, center, and his teammates celebrate at the end of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, May 16, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dortmund won 4-0. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
May 16, 2020 - 3:33 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Erling Haaland scored the Bundesliga’s first goal in more than two months and then celebrated. Alone. The 19-year-old’s Borussia Dortmund teammates stayed away, mindful of the strict hygiene measures amid the coronavirus pandemic, as Germany’s soccer season resumed in unprecedented...
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