Professional soccer

July 01, 2020 - 4:03 pm
Six players with FC Dallas have tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire team has been quarantined ahead of the MLS Is Back tournament. The club confirmed in a statement Wednesday that the players tested positive upon arrival in Florida for the month-long tournament starting next week. The team...
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July 01, 2020 - 5:47 am
LONDON (AP) — A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise money for a statue to honor the late Jack Leslie, who was denied the chance to play for England's national soccer team in 1925 because he was Black. Leslie, an attacking player who scored 137 goals in 401 matches during a 14-year...
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Chicago Red Stars' Julie Ertz, left, holds Casey Short after players for their team knelt during the national anthem before an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match against the Washington Spirit at Zions Bank Stadium, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 30, 2020 - 11:22 pm
Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short say hard conversations over the past several weeks led to their vulnerability in the moment they shared an emotional embrace while they knelt during the national anthem as the NWSL opened its season. Short sobbed as she was held by Ertz before...
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Arsenal's head coach Mikel Arteta, right, gestures against linesman during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Arsenal at St Mary's Stadium, in Southampton, England, Thursday, June 25, 2020. (Andrew Matthews/Pool via AP)
June 29, 2020 - 11:14 am
LONDON (AP) — What have I learned about pandemic soccer — I mean football, of course — since its return in England? You watch soulless matches with no fans out of ingrained habit — and the misplaced hope that slays you. Your team implodes, also out of ingrained habit. All in all, an added...
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Munich's players celebrate in front of the empty stands after the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, June 27, 2020. Bayern wins the 8th straight Bundesliga title. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool Photo via AP)
June 28, 2020 - 6:31 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — There was a trophy, there were medals and there were commemorative T-shirts. Only the fans were missing as Bayern Munich celebrated its title Saturday and the Bundesliga breathed a sigh of relief. The restart plan worked. “This isn’t the Bundesliga that we wanted or that...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2020 file photo, Jason Day of Australia, follows his shot from the 12th tee, during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Day has asked to be tested for COVID-19 just before the third round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Officials have decided to have him play as a single Saturday, June 27 as a precautionary measure. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 27, 2020 - 6:15 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Manchester City will form a guard of honor for new English Premier League champion Liverpool when they meet next Thursday, City manager Pep Guardiola said. Liverpool took the title City have owned for the last two...
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Liverpool soccer fans let off flares outside the Liver Building in Liverpool, England, Friday, June 26, 2020. Their team clinched the English Premier League title. Liverpool took the title after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea on Wednesday evening. (Peter Byrne/PA via AP)
June 27, 2020 - 11:49 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — English champion Liverpool has condemned the behavior of some fans who gathered in the city to celebrate the club’s Premier League title win after a 30-year wait. Merseyside Police issued a dispersal order for Liverpool city center on Friday night. This allowed police to...
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Liverpool supporters celebrate as they gather outside of Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Thursday, June 25, 2020 after Liverpool clinched the English Premier League title. Liverpool took the title after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea on Wednesday evening. (AP photo/Jon Super)
June 27, 2020 - 5:26 am
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The sun had just set over Anfield — and on a 30-year wait to be champions of England again — when the fireworks started to explode into the twilight. A signal went out across Merseyside. The drought was finally over for Liverpool. At first there were just a dozen...
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Liverpool fan Dillon Parry waves a flag outside Anfield in Liverpool, England, Friday June 26, 2020. Liverpool clinched its first league title since 1990 on Thursday, ending an agonizing title drought. (Martin Rickett/PA via AP)
June 26, 2020 - 2:59 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — From her doorstep opposite Anfield, Sue Humphreys has had a front row seat to the glory, grief and fall from grace at Liverpool Football Club. The 69-year-old Humphreys has never known another view from a terraced house her family has called home for a century. “I’m so...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 29, 2016 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini leaves the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, surrounded by media after a hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland. Former UEFA president Michel Platini is formally under investigation in Switzerland for a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
June 26, 2020 - 11:46 am
GENEVA (AP) — French soccer great Michel Platini has been formally placed under investigation in Switzerland in relation to a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. Swiss federal prosecutors this month extended their open criminal proceedings into then-FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s role in...
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