Men's soccer

FILE - In this July 31, 2019, file photo, Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Darius Leonard (53) runs a drill during practice at the NFL team's football training camp in Westfield, Ind. Leonard works relentlessly at his rural South Carolina home to prepare for another football season. He's also wary of pushing too hard, knowing a minor injury could become a major setback given the dearth of medical experts in his area. So when in doubt the Colts star confers with his coaches, who are creating safer, more efficient individual workout programs based on data collected the past few weeks. All part of a changing NFL world: high-tech devices supplanting old-school creativity. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy, File)
May 14, 2020 - 12:32 pm
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Darius Leonard works relentlessly at his rural South Carolina home to prepare for another football season. He's also wary of pushing too hard, knowing a minor injury could become a major setback given the dearth of medical experts in his area. So when in doubt, the Indianapolis...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019 file photo, Salzburg's Erling Braut Haaland celebrates after scoring the opening goal during their Champions League Group E soccer match against Napoli in Salzburg, Austria. The coronavirus pandemic has changed almost everything about soccer in Germany, except Bayern Munich's chances of winning. When the Bundesliga resumes on Saturday, May 16 after a two-month suspension caused by the pandemic, Borussia Dortmund and Leipzig will be Bayern's main challengers. Bayern’s Robert Lewandowski, Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland and Leipzig’s Timo Werner have all been crucial to their team's challenges with explosive scoring form.(AP Photo/Kerstin Joensson, file)
May 14, 2020 - 10:20 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The coronavirus pandemic has changed almost everything about soccer in Germany, except Bayern Munich's chances of winning. The seven-time defending champions are still the team to beat. When the Bundesliga resumes on Saturday after a two-month suspension caused by the...
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In this undated but recent photograph, footballer Cevher Toktas, 32, is seen prior to a soccer match in the northwestern province of Bursa, Turkey. Turkish authorities have arrested a former top-tier soccer player who confessed to killing his 5-year-old son while the boy was being treated in hospital on suspicion of a COVID-19 infection. Cevher Toktas handed himself in to police and confessed to having smothered his son with a pillow on Monday, May 4 2020. (DHA via AP)
May 14, 2020 - 9:44 am
ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish authorities have arrested a former top-tier soccer player who confessed to killing his 5-year-old son while the boy was being treated in a hospital on suspicion of a COVID-19 infection. Cevher Toktas, 32, handed himself over to police and confessed to having smothered...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 27, 2018 file photo, Brazil goalkeeper Alisson kisses the ball after makes a save during their World Cup soccer match against Serbia. There will be no more kissing the ball for good luck in South American soccer. Forget about exchanging jerseys and even spitting or blowing noses on the field also. The soccer governing body of soccer in the region has released a series of specific regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic to protect everyone’s health when the Copa Libertadores eventually resumes. There is no date set for when the tournament will restart. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)
May 14, 2020 - 7:40 am
There will be no more kissing the ball for good luck in South American soccer. Also, forget about exchanging jerseys — and even spitting or blowing noses on the field. The governing body of soccer in the region has released a series of specific regulations amid the coronavirus pandemic to protect...
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FILE - In this Nov. 20, 2015, file photo, Duke basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski, left, winner of the Lapchick Character Award, gets together with former St. John's basketball coach Lou Carnesecca at the organization's annual luncheon, in New York. Krzyzewski and Carnesecca are among those who teamed up with Madison Square Garden for a video posted on social media Wednesday night, May 13, 2020, saluting essential workers leading the fight against the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
May 13, 2020 - 11:42 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Many of college basketball’s top coaches and biggest rivals have teamed up with Madison Square Garden for a video on social media saluting essential workers leading the fight against the coronavirus. Duke coach...
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Fans march together into Exploria Stadium ahead of the MLS soccer season opener for Orlando City, in Orlando, Fla., Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020. Orlando City SC take on Real Salt Lake. (Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel via AP)
May 13, 2020 - 8:07 pm
Major League Soccer is looking at the possibility of resuming the season this summer with all teams playing in Orlando, Florida. Details of the plan are still under consideration, but the league's 26 teams and limited staff would likely be sheltered in a resort with games played without fans at...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2020, file photo, cars line up at a drive-thru coronavirus testing site in front of Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. Nobody can say with precise certainty how many coronavirus tests that the NBA, NHL and Major League Baseball would need before those leagues can resume playing games. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
May 13, 2020 - 4:53 pm
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida is willing to be a restart site for professional sports leagues, just like Arizona, when play resumes following shutdowns caused by the new coronavirus. “One thing I am going to do, probably this week, is all professional sports are welcome here for practicing and...
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A man jogs past Atletico Madrid's Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. The Spanish soccer league aims to restart in June without spectators. It's new compulsory protocols say all players, coaches and club employees must be tested for COVID-19 coronavirus before training resumes, then regularly after that. All clubs' training facilities must be properly prepared and disinfected before players can start practicing individually. (AP Photo/Paul White)
May 13, 2020 - 2:02 pm
MADRID (AP) — Players from Spanish soccer club Elche did not return to practice on Wednesday as a protest against reduced salaries. The players for the second-division club were supposed to practice at the team’s stadium but decided to keep training at home to show their discontentment with the...
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Grounds crew members mow as work continues to keep the Seattle Mariners' field in playing shape as the ballpark goes into its seventh week without baseball played because of the coronavirus outbreak, Monday, May 11, 2020, in Seattle. A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press that Major League Baseball owners have given the go-ahead to making a proposal to the players' union that could lead to the coronavirus-delayed season starting around the Fourth of July weekend in ballparks without fans. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
May 12, 2020 - 10:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball did not include an economic proposal during its opening presentation to the players' union on terms to start the coronavirus-delayed season. Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker criticized big leaguers for not being willing to cut pay further at a news conference on...
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FILE - This undated electron microscope image made available by the U.S. National Institutes of Health in February 2020 shows the Novel Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the virus causes COVID-19. A new type of coronavirus test offers a cheaper, quicker way to screen for infections, moving the U.S. toward the kind of mass screening that experts say is essential to returning millions of Americans to school and work. But the first so-called antigen test _ announced Saturday, may 9, 2020 by the Food and Drug Administration _ is not quite the kind sought by top government health officials. It is less accurate than the current gold standard for testing and can only be run on specialized equipment. (NIAID-RML via AP)
May 12, 2020 - 7:38 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — The English Premier League will seek to allay players' concerns about health risks as the government prepares to release protocols allowing a phased resumption of contact training as coronavirus restrictions are eased. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday set...
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