Soccer

FILER - In this Feb. 21, 2020, file photo, Indiana Pacers guard Victor Oladipo (4) goes to the basket against New York Knicks center Mitchell Robinson (23) in the first half of an NBA basketball game at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Pacers will finish this season without Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 03, 2020 - 8:32 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee. Earlier this week, Oladipo told reporters he was...
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July 03, 2020 - 6:05 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Álvaro Morata scored twice to lead Atlético Madrid to a 3-0 win over Mallorca and extend its strong finish to the Spanish league on Friday. Diego Simeone’s team has long been out of the title race being disputed by leader Real Madrid and second-placed Barcelona, which they...
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FILE - In this Jan. 21, 2019, file photo, Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Andy Rose pauses while responding to questions during a media availability ahead of the MLS soccer team's training camp, in Vancouver, British Columbia. When the MLS Is Back tournament starts next week in Florida, the vast majority of the league’s players will be taking part. For some, that includes balancing their own personal underlying health concerns with the opportunity to return to their profession. That includes the likes of Vancouver's Andy Rose and Seattle's Jordan Morris, who both have Type 1 diabetes. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
July 03, 2020 - 5:14 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Andy Rose needed to have a lot of conversations and make hard decisions when Major League Soccer first started moving toward returning to action with a tournament in Florida. There were concerns about potentially exposing his young son and pregnant wife...
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FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam's Beurs van Berlage, Netherlands, Tuesday, March 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)
July 03, 2020 - 10:12 am
GENEVA (AP) — A special prosecutor has been appointed in Switzerland to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino. A Swiss government panel overseeing the federal prosecution office on Friday...
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Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, second right, celebrates after his team's fourth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Laurence Griffiths,Pool)
July 02, 2020 - 8:15 pm
MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Even a 4-0 drubbing is forgivable for Jürgen Klopp now the Premier League trophy has been sealed. But losing so comprehensively — to Liverpool's closest yet very distant challenger — was still a painful way for Liverpool's reign as champions to begin. “The attitude was...
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Players of Flamengo stand on the field prior to a Rio de Janeiro soccer league match against Bangu at the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazi, Thursday, June 18, 2020. Rio de Janeiro's soccer league resumed after a three-month hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic. The match is being played without spectators to curb the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)
July 02, 2020 - 6:08 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s TV Globo terminated its contract with Rio de Janeiro state’s local soccer body Thursday after powerhouse club Flamengo broadcast a home match using the team’s YouTube account under a new federal rule. The move was enabled by an executive order issued last week by President...
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Men play soccer at a local club, Play Futbol 5, in Pergamino, Argentina, Wednesday, July 1, 2020. In order to continue playing amid government restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus, the club divided its soccer field into 12 rectangles to mark limited areas for each player, keeping them from making physical contact. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
July 02, 2020 - 4:51 pm
PERGAMINO, Argentina (AP) — Soccer-starved Argentines have found a way to play their beloved sport while social distancing, though the rules have been altered and the dazzling end-to-end dashes produced by national legend Diego Maradona are impossible. Dubbed “metegol humano,” or “human foosball,”...
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A crow sits on fencing erected around the Epsom Downs racecourse, in Epsom, England, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. The Derby annual horse race will take place behind closed doors on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
July 02, 2020 - 12:43 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, including a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1,000,000 per year...
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July 01, 2020 - 4:03 pm
Six players with FC Dallas have tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire team has been quarantined ahead of the MLS Is Back tournament. The club confirmed in a statement Wednesday that the players tested positive upon arrival in Florida for the month-long tournament starting next week. The team...
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July 01, 2020 - 5:47 am
LONDON (AP) — A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise money for a statue to honor the late Jack Leslie, who was denied the chance to play for England's national soccer team in 1925 because he was Black. Leslie, an attacking player who scored 137 goals in 401 matches during a 14-year...
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