Men's soccer

Second base umpire Kim Jun-hee wearing a mask and gloves as a precaution against the new coronavirus calls during a baseball game between Hanwha Eagles and SK Wyverns in Incheon, South Korea, Tuesday, May 5, 2020. With umpires fitted with masks and cheerleaders dancing beneath vast rows of empty seats, a new baseball season got underway in South Korea following a weeks-long delay because of the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
May 08, 2020 - 5:48 pm
Finally, some signs of hope. It’s only a glimmer. Let’s not pop the champagne just yet. But there’s baseball in South Korea and Taiwan. NASCAR is getting ready to crank up its engines, and German soccer is revving to go, too. The PGA Tour and IndyCar racing are planning to resume next month, and...
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In this photo provided by FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi trains 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 08, 2020 - 12:26 pm
MADRID (AP) — It was a beautiful sight for soccer fans: Lionel Messi juggling a soccer ball again. The Barcelona star hadn’t been on a training field for nearly two months, since Spain went into a lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. But he and other Spanish league players returned on...
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A worker trims the grass on the field at the Jeonju World Cup Stadium in Jeonju, South Korea, Thursday, May 7, 2020. South Korea's soccer league will kick off the season Friday, three days after the first pitch was thrown in baseball, in yet another sign that life in the country is starting to return to normal after strenuous efforts to contain the coronavirus.(Kim Orel/Newsis via AP)
May 08, 2020 - 10:12 am
JEONJU, South Korea (AP) — Soccer is back in South Korea for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports around the world, and its success or failure will be closely watched by leagues everywhere. The K-League season kicked off Friday in Jeonju with defending champion Jeonbuk...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017 file photo, players challenge for the ball in front of the empty south tribune because of a ban following fan trouble during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg at Germany's biggest stadium in Dortmund, Germany. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Dortmund will play the derby against Schalke at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
May 08, 2020 - 10:12 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The German politicians have been persuaded to allow soccer to resume in the country despite the coronavirus pandemic. The public, it seems, still needs to be convinced. Three polls from German broadcasters published Thursday and Friday showed at least half of respondents...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 file photo, Manchester City's Kyle Walker during the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Manchester City at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Premier League team Manchester City after apologizing on Sunday April 5, 2020, for breaking lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
May 08, 2020 - 6:28 am
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Manchester City defender Kyle Walker complained about being “harassed” and said Friday his family has been “torn apart” after admitting to breaking social-distancing rules again during the coronavirus pandemic. A month after the England international apologized for...
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In this undated photo provided by South Korea Marine Corps' Facebook on Friday, May 8, 2020, Tottenham Hotspur forward Son Heung-min salutes at a Marine Corps boot camp in Seogwipo on Jeju Island, South Korea. Son finished his three-week military training in South Korea on Friday and was right near the top of the class.(South Korea Marine Corps' Facebook via AP).
May 08, 2020 - 6:21 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Tottenham forward Son Heung-min finished his three-week military training in South Korea on Friday and was right near the top of the class. The 27-year-old Son entered the Marine Corps training camp on the southern island of Jeju on April 20 for a basic training period...
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FILE - In this Feb. 18, 2017 file photo, players challenge for the ball in front of the empty south tribune because of a ban following fan trouble during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and VfL Wolfsburg at Germany's biggest stadium in Dortmund, Germany. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Dortmund will play the derby against Schalke at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, file)
May 07, 2020 - 9:56 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The head of China’s football association says teams will implement temporary player pay cuts of 30% to 50% to help teams manage losses from the coronavirus outbreak. Chen Xuyuan also told state broadcaster CCTV...
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FILE - In this file photo taken in Brescia, Italy, on July 18 2018, Brescia's Daniele Gastardello is seen during a training session. Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello says his entire squad opposes resuming the Serie A soccer season amid the coronavirus pandemic. (Richard Morgano/LaPresse via AP)
May 07, 2020 - 3:24 pm
ROME (AP) — With his team based in the Lombardy region where nearly 15,000 people have died from the coronavirus, Brescia captain Daniele Gastaldello said his entire squad opposes resuming the Serie A soccer season. “In Brescia we’ve all been touched,” Gastaldello told Italian daily La Repubblica...
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Rain clouds draw over the stadium Veltins Arena and the rolled out pitch of Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, April 29, 2020. Despite a ban in Germany on all large gatherings through the end of August to fight the coronavirus pandemic, soccer officials are hoping to restart the league without spectators in May. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
May 07, 2020 - 12:46 pm
BERLIN (AP) — The Bundesliga soccer season will resume on May 16 in empty stadiums, picking up right where it left off two months ago amid the coronavirus pandemic. Thursday’s announcement comes one day after clubs were told the season could restart following a meeting between German Chancellor...
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FILE - In this March 7, 2020, file photo, a man walks past a banner showing Saudi King Salman, right, and his Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, outside a mall in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. A beleaguered Saudi Arabia has begun taking modest steps to improve its human rights record as it tries to navigate the coronavirus pandemic and the fallout from plunging oil prices that have rankled the United States. Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman is pressing ahead with reforms with a wary eye on Iran and is eyeing further steps that he hopes will improve the kingdom's reputation. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)
May 07, 2020 - 12:38 pm
The president of the Spanish league wants the Premier League to consider the “damage” that Saudi Arabia's pirating of broadcasts has caused the sport before it decides whether to approve a takeover of Newcastle by the country's sovereign wealth fund. In a statement to The Associated Press, La Liga...
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