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FILE - This is a Feb. 26, 2020, file photo showing Nashville SC CEO Ian Ayre during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York. Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer's MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday, July 9, 2020. “In what has been a challenging year, and in an uncharted environment created by the tornado that devastated our city and COVID-19, this is another big disappointing outcome for Nashville SC and its supporters,” team CEO Ian Ayre said in a statement. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
July 09, 2020 - 1:41 pm
Nashville SC has withdrawn from Major League Soccer's MLS is Back tournament in Florida after nine players tested positive for the coronavirus, the league announced Thursday. Nashville is the second team to withdraw from the tournament. FC Dallas had to pull out after 10 players and a coach tested...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi fights for the ball between Espanyol's Victor Sanchez, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)
July 09, 2020 - 9:40 am
NEW YORK (AP) — American broadcaster CBS will get an early start on its Champions League deal, showing games next month when the pandemic-delayed competition resumes. The rights to the rest of this Champions League season and all of next season became available last month when Turner opted out of...
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Orlando City players, left, raise their fists in the air in solidarity with other MLS teams before the start of an MLS soccer match, Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla., while wearing shirts and masks with messages about race. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
July 08, 2020 - 10:31 pm
KISSIMMEE, Fla. (AP) — Nani called it beautiful and emotional. He wasn't talking about either goal he played a part in during Orlando City's 2-1 victory over Inter Miami on Wednesday night. Nearly 200 players took the field for an 8-minute, 46-second moment of silence to protest racial injustice...
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Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)
July 07, 2020 - 2:15 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Oklahoma and Texas officials are cautiously optimistic that their annual football showdown still will be played at the Cotton Bowl in the Fair Park in Dallas, despite the announcement Tuesday that the fair would...
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July 07, 2020 - 12:42 pm
Major League Soccer has postponed the second match of the MLS is Back tournament after five Nashville players tested positive for COVID-19, the league announced Tuesday. The match between Nashville and Chicago was initially scheduled for Wednesday. The league said two Nashville players tested...
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Fans of the Inter Miami CF soccer team reacts as the team leaves their stadium in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Wednesday, July, 2020, as they head for a Major League Soccer tournament in Orlando. All 26 MLS teams will compete in a tournament in Orlando beginning July 8. The games will be the first time the league has been in action since play was shut down on March 12 because of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
July 06, 2020 - 6:05 pm
FC Dallas has withdrawn from the MLS is Back tournament in Florida after 10 players tested positive for coronavirus. The league said Monday that of the 557 players sequestered at a pair of Walt Disney World hotels, 13 have tested positive: 10 from Dallas, two from Nashville and one from Columbus...
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Tottenham's Son Heung-min, left, duels for the ball with Everton's Seamus Coleman during the English Premier League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Everton FC at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London, England, Monday, July 6, 2020. (Richard Heathcote/Pool via AP)
July 06, 2020 - 5:07 pm
LONDON (AP) — When Tottenham captain Hugo Lloris confronted Son Heung-min on the field at halftime, Jose Mourinho was far from annoyed. The manager renowned for his own flashpoints and volatility was delighted to see tensions between teammates erupting in public view. “It was beautiful," he said. “...
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Liverpool's Sadio Mane, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP)
July 05, 2020 - 3:25 pm
They walked out to another guard of honor, with a huge rectangular banner high up in the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand reading: “Liverpool FC – Champions Again”. Liverpool’s players were back home at Anfield for the first time since winning a first English league title since 1990. It was a triumphant...
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West Ham's Tomas Soucek, left, and Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)
July 05, 2020 - 10:22 am
NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — West Ham twice squandered a lead against Newcastle and had to settle for a 2-2 draw that moved the team four points clear of the Premier League's relegation zone on Sunday. With five games remaining, West Ham is inching closer to survival but could yet live to regret...
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Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures 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 05, 2020 - 9:42 am
LONDON (AP) — Manchester City can host Real Madrid in the second leg of their last-16 match in the Champions League next month after the British government announced selected sports stars would be exempt from quarantine requirements when competing in the country. There was a possibility the game...
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