Professional soccer

Union's Marvin Friedrich, third left, scores the opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Cologne and 1. FC Union Berlin in Cologne, Germany, Saturday, June 13, 2020. The German Bundesliga is the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
June 21, 2020 - 2:42 pm
The growth in the value of Bundesliga broadcast rights has ended under a four-year deal secured as the media industry grapples with the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic. The German league on Monday is set to announce that Comcast Corp.-owned Sky and the DAZN streaming service will...
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Leicester's manager Brendan Rodgers talks to the team during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Leicester CITY at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)
June 20, 2020 - 2:51 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Kansas State has paused all voluntary workouts for football student-athletes for two weeks following the most recent COVID-19 test results. As of Friday, 14 student-athletes had tested positive for active COVID-19...
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Dortmund's Erling Braut Haaland, center background, celebrates with his teammates after he scored his side's first goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, Pool)
June 20, 2020 - 11:20 am
BERLIN (AP) — Erling Haaland scored twice as Borussia Dortmund sealed second place in the Bundesliga with a 2-0 win at third-place Leipzig on Saturday. Bayern Munich, which wrapped up its eighth straight title by beating Werder Bremen on Tuesday, celebrated with a 3-1 win at home over Freiburg...
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Leipzig's Timo Werner, left, and Dortmund's Giovanni Reyna fight for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between RB Leipzig and Borussia Dortmund in Leipzig, Germany, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Jens Meyer, Pool)
June 20, 2020 - 9:49 am
LEIPZIG, Germany (AP) — Gio Reyna made his first professional start on Saturday after being named in Borussia Dortmund’s lineup at Leipzig in the German Bundesliga. It was the second time Reyna had been included in Dortmund’s team for a league game. The 17-year-old American was ready to start on...
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FC Sochi players, in white shirt, try to score against Rostov during a Russia Soccer Premier League soccer match against FC Rostov as the league was resumed after a three-month hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic in Sochi, Russia, Friday, June 19, 2020. Rostov fielded a team of teenagers because its entire first-team squad is in isolation following a suspected outbreak of coronavirus. The match is being played with a minimum spectators to curb the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo)
June 20, 2020 - 9:12 am
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — A team of teenagers took the field for a club hit by the coronavirus pandemic and lost 10-1 as soccer in Russia restarted Friday. FC Rostov was forced to send a squad with an average age of barely 17 to play against Sochi, two days after its entire first team was put into...
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Leicester's Ben Chilwell, center right, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Leicester City at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England, Saturday, June 20, 2020. (Andy Rain/Pool via AP)
June 20, 2020 - 8:52 am
WATFORD, England (AP) — Socially distanced celebrations are hard to stick to when your team has scored a stunning and potentially crucial late goal. Just ask the players of Watford and Leicester. Ben Chilwell was mobbed by his Leicester teammates after smashing home a rising, angled shot off the...
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FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012, file photo, an Arizona State fan is all alone in the upper deck during an NCAA college football game against Washington State, in Tempe, Ariz. As lock-downs are lifted, restrictions on social gatherings eased and life begins to resemble some sense, sports are finally starting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. Many college and pro sports teams already were dealing with declining ticket sales. The improved at-home experience, the emergence of wide-spread legalized betting and the changing social makeup of fan bases have been catalysts, while dynamic pricing, increases in parking and concession prices and a push toward luxury seating have exacerbated the problem.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
June 19, 2020 - 4:58 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson said 28 athletes or staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to school June 8. Clemson has administered 315 tests since the school was given the green light to resume on-campus...
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FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2019, file photo, Toronto FC soccer player Justin Morrow speaks to the media during an end of season availability in Toronto. A group of African American Major League Soccer players have formed a coalition to address systematic racism in their communities and bring about change within the league. The coalition is the result of an Instagram group formed after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which spawned a wave of nationwide protests against racism and policy brutality. Started by Toronto FC defender Justin Morrow, the group grew to some 70 MLS players, who decided to act and the Black Players Coalition of MLS was born. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP, File)
June 19, 2020 - 9:41 am
A group of black Major League Soccer players has formed a coalition to address systematic racism in their communities and bring about change within the league. The coalition is the result of an Instagram group that began after the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police, which...
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June 19, 2020 - 7:46 am
PARIS (AP) — The French league voted on Friday to keep a 20-team first division next season, despite a court's decision to suspend the relegations of Amiens and Toulouse to the second division. The league said in a statement that there were 23 votes for a 20-team league and two abstentions. The...
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Sporting's mascot lion waves from the empty stands during the Portuguese League soccer match between Sporting CP and Pacos de Ferreira at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, June 12, 2020. The Portuguese League soccer matches are being played without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Antonio Cotrim/Pool via AP)
June 18, 2020 - 10:04 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Inter Miami says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus, making it five MLS teams with at least one player in that situation. The player was not identified. The team says it is “working...
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