Professional soccer

Manchester United's Mason Greenwood celebrates after scoring a goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Bournemouth at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (Peter Powell/Pool via AP)
July 04, 2020 - 4:30 pm
Some of the top Premier League teams are putting their faith in youth in the high-stakes finale to the longest-ever soccer season in England. Two 18-year-old English players justified that backing on Saturday. On a day of more twists in the race for Champions League qualification, Mason Greenwood...
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July 04, 2020 - 12:58 pm
The MLS is Back Tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps set for Thursday has been postponed after eight players tested positive for the coronavirus. The group-stage game will be rescheduled, the league said Saturday. FC Dallas announced earlier this week that six players had...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, Salzburg soccer coach Jesse Marsch stands on the sidelines during a Champions League group E soccer match against Genk at the KRC Genk Arena in Genk, Belgium. Marsch led Salzburg to this season’s Austrian league title, the most significant trophy won by an American coach in Europe, and says he wanted "to see if my idea of leadership could thrive in this competitive setting,” the Wisconsin native told The Associated Press Friday July 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, FILE)
July 04, 2020 - 3:07 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Jesse Marsch came to Europe to make a name both for himself and for every other American soccer coach. He managed that in a big way. Marsch led Salzburg to this season’s Austrian league title, the most significant trophy won by an American coach in Europe. “My main...
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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 - 7:18 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 - 5:05 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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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 - 6:13 am
GENEVA (AP) — A special prosecutor was appointed in Switzerland on Friday 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 said...
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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 - 7:15 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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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 01, 2020 - 11:43 pm
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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Chelsea's Ross Barkley, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)
June 28, 2020 - 12:58 pm
Substitutes made the difference as Chelsea and Arsenal both won away from home to reach the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday. Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley turned in a cross from Willian midway through the second half in a 1-0 win at lackluster Leicester. Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos netted an...
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FILE - In this file photo dated April 17, 2020, showing nearly empty streets in Leicester to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. The English city of Leicester is reported Sunday June 28, 2020, to be suffering from a spike in coronavirus cases, leading to speculation that the city could be subject to Britain's first local COVID-19 lockdown later this week. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
June 28, 2020 - 8:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is considering a lockdown for the central English city of Leicester amid a spike of COVID-19 cases — the first time that a single U.K. area would face such an extreme measure during the pandemic. The Sunday Times first reported that a lockdown could come within...
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