Soccer

Tottenham Hotspur manager Jose Mourinho wearing a protective face mask during the warm up before the English Premier League soccer match between Sheffield United and Tottenham Hotspur at the Bramall Lane stadium in Sheffield, England, Sunday, Jan.17, 2021. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)
January 19, 2021 - 3:45 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The No. 12 Texas Tech men's basketball team has had its second Big 12 game postponed this week because of COVID-19 issues for its scheduled opponent. The conference on Tuesday postponed the Red Raiders’ home game...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi walks out of the pitch after being shown a red card during the Spanish Supercopa final soccer match against FC Barcelona at La Cartuja stadium in Seville, Spain, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)
January 19, 2021 - 8:07 am
MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi was suspended for two matches on Tuesday after hitting an opponent in an incident away from the ball in the Spanish Super Cup final. The Barcelona forward was facing a suspension of up to 12 matches for swinging his arm at an Athletic Bilbao player at the end of the team'...
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January 18, 2021 - 1:04 pm
Four Colombians have ruled out of Monday's match against the U.S. women's soccer team because of coronavirus protocols. The U.S. Soccer Federation said a Colombia team staff member tested positive for COVID-19 upon arrival in Florida and after contract tracing three players were isolated. The three...
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FILE - In this Dec. 1, 2020, file photo, a man wearing a protective face mask to help curb the spread of the coronavirus walks with the Olympic rings in the background in the Odaiba section in Tokyo. Opposition to the Tokyo Olympics is growing with calls for a cancellation as virus cases rise in Japan. The International Olympic Committee and local organizers have already said another postponement is impossible, leaving cancellation, or going ahead, as the only options. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
January 13, 2021 - 4:00 am
TOKYO (AP) — Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga declared a state of emergency last week for Tokyo and surrounding areas. Amid the surging virus, he again promised the postponed Tokyo Olympics would be “safe and secure” and tried to disconnect the state of emergency from the fate of the games. But...
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Nebraska and Indiana join at the center of the court in a moment of unity before the start of an NCAA college basketball game Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021, in Lincoln, Neb. (Kenneth Ferriera/Lincoln Journal Star via AP)
January 12, 2021 - 3:04 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Nebraska men’s basketball game at Maryland scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak in the Cornhuskers’ program. Nebraska announced a pause in its program on Monday because of...
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Leeds United's head coach Marcelo Bielsa reacts during the English FA Cup third round soccer match between Crawley Town and Leeds United at Broadfield Stadium in Crawley, England, Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Ian Walton)
January 10, 2021 - 9:43 am
Sat on an upturned bucket next to the touchline, Marcelo Bielsa stared at the ground after seeing his Leeds team concede yet another goal in the latest big shock in the FA Cup. For the widely admired Argentine coach, it’s played three, lost three in the famous old club competition. Fourth-tier...
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FILE - In this Tuesday March 3, 2020 file photo, FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam, Netherlands. A special prosecutor in Switzerland on Thursday Dec. 10, 2020, has recommended opening  a criminal investigation against FIFA President Gianni Infantino for using a private jet in 2017. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, File)
January 08, 2021 - 6:05 am
Human rights activists are denouncing FIFA President Gianni Infantino's starring turn in a promotional video for the Saudi Arabian government in which he claims the kingdom has made important changes. The slick 3½-minute PR campaign was posted on Twitter by the Saudi ministry of sport on Thursday,...
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A Liverpool fans with a Jurgen Klopp protective face mask applauds before the start of an English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and West Bromwich Albion at the Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday Dec. 27, 2020. (Stu Forster/Pool via AP)
January 06, 2021 - 1:36 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The seventh-ranked Arizona women’s basketball game at Washington scheduled for Friday has been postponed due to COVID-19 issues within the Huskies program. The Huskies announced the postponement on Wednesday and...
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January 05, 2021 - 12:01 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — Jozy Altidore is back with the U.S. national team for the first time in 1 1/2 years. The 31-year-old Toronto forward is among 12 players invited Tuesday to a training camp starting Jan. 9 in Bradenton, Florida, ahead of a contemplated exhibition against Serbia in late January at...
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Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer waves towards the directors box as he walks to the technical area ahead of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester United and Aston Villa at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Friday, Jan. 1, 2021. (Lindsey Parnaby/ Pool via AP)
January 05, 2021 - 6:02 am
Over the next seven days, Manchester United can reach a cup final and climb to the top of the Premier League — all at the expense of its two biggest rivals, Manchester City and Liverpool. It makes for a potentially transformative week for United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, who just a month ago...
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