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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020 file photo, Chelsea's Christian Pulisic controls the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England. Frank Lampard’s squad has certainly seen the most intriguing changes ahead of the new campaign - having been banned from signing players last summer, they have looked to make up for lost time and recruited some big names to replace long-term servants such as Pedro and Willian. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP, file)
September 18, 2020 - 7:09 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBC moved eight of this weekend’s 10 Premier League matches to its online streaming service Peacock behind a pay wall because it wanted to broadcast golf's U.S. Open and the Tour de France on its television networks. NBC took over Premier League U.S. broadcasts from Fox starting...
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Fans wait for the start of a friendly match between Parma and Empoli at the Ennio Tardini stadium in Parma Sunday, Sept. 6, 2020. For the first time since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the stadium was opened for 1,000 fans. (Massimo Paolone/LaPresse via AP)
September 18, 2020 - 7:23 am
PARMA, Italy (AP) — Parma became the latest Serie A team with foreign ownership Friday when the U.S.-based Krause Group purchased a 90% stake in the club. “The acquisition of Parma Calcio 1913 is the fulfillment of a long-held dream,” said Kyle Krause, the chairman and CEO of the Krause Group. “My...
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President Donald Trump, center, with from left, Bahrain Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Trump, and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, during the Abraham Accords signing ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
September 17, 2020 - 10:51 am
GENEVA (AP) — Under investigation in his home country Switzerland, FIFA president Gianni Infantino made a third trip to the White House and met President Donald Trump since the United States became a 2026 World Cup co-host just over two years ago. Infantino attended a signing ceremony this week for...
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Liverpool's Mohamed Salah, right, scores his side's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Leeds United, at the Anfield stadium, in Liverpool, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (Paul Ellis, Pool via AP)
September 17, 2020 - 7:10 am
LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League has found a new broadcast partner in China, with digital media platform Tencent Sports showing games for the rest of the season. The previous deal with streaming service PPTV was terminated this month due to a financial dispute. More than half of the...
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wears a mask as he sits alone in his box in the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins during the coronavirus pandemic, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
September 14, 2020 - 10:54 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Bayern Munich has offered free coronavirus tests to fans with tickets for next week’s Super Cup in Hungary. The Hungarian authorities require fans arriving for the traditional European season opener to have a...
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September 14, 2020 - 10:27 am
VIENNA (AP) — FIFA would help fund a global agency to tackle corruption in sport, its president Gianni Infantino said Monday. Creating a body like the World Anti-Doping Agency to address financial corruption, match-fixing and the influence of organized crime in sport has been talked about for more...
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FILE-FC Dallas attacker Zdenek Ondrasek (13) receives the ball over Philadelphia Union defenders Jackob Glesnes (5) and Raymon Gaddis (28) during the second half of an MLS soccer match Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. Having watched the MLS is Back tournament from afar because of coronavirus cases, FC Dallas and Nashville SC are grateful for the chance to play when they meet Wednesday, Aug, 12, 2020, for the resumption of Major League Soccer's regular season.(Ryan Michalesko/The Dallas Morning News via AP, File)/The Dallas Morning News via AP)
September 14, 2020 - 7:47 am
PRAGUE (AP) — Czech Republic forward Zdenek Ondrasek has agreed to leave FC Dallas to join Viktoria Plzen in the Czech league. Plzen said the 31-year-old was flying to the Czech Republic from the United States on Monday and should join the team the following day after undergoing a medical. Dallas...
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Leeds United's head coach Marcelo Bielsa calls out to his players during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Leeds United, at the Anfield stadium, in Liverpool, Saturday, Sept. 12, 2020. (Phil Noble, Pool via AP)
September 12, 2020 - 5:10 pm
Adopting his trademark crouching position in the technical area, Marcelo Bielsa closely studied the mayhem unfolding in front of him on the Anfield pitch. Bielsa’s first English Premier League game as a manager was barely a half-hour old and already there’d been five goals, countless chances and...
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September 12, 2020 - 5:00 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An undentified player for Sporting Kansas City has tested positive for COVID-19. The MLS team said Saturday the player self-isolated upon the initial positive result. The player will remain in isolation until...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan controls the ball during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Tottenham secured the biggest signing yet in a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League by bringing in United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal. The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)
September 12, 2020 - 2:02 pm
Alex Morgan once famously celebrated a goal against England by pretending to sip a cup of tea. Now she’ll get to try out the English way of life for real. “Shall we get the teabags in?" read a post on the official Twitter account of the England Women's team after Tottenham announced the signing of...
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