Soccer

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)
March 31, 2020 - 1:51 pm
As the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic ripple across world football, FIFA sees a "duty” to offer a lifeline from its vast cash reserves. Talks are underway about how the governing body's support fund will be distributed, with the global players' union appealing for cash to be...
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Soccer coach Quique Setien smiles with FC Barcelona's President Josep Maria Bartomeu, right, while being officially introduced as the club's new coach at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Barcelona made a rare coaching change midway through the season, replacing Ernesto Valverde with former Real Betis manager Quique Setien on Monday. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
March 31, 2020 - 10:58 am
MADRID (AP) — Barcelona had been on track for a record season in revenues, set to surpass 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for the first time in club history. A month later, the club is bracing for losses caused by coronavirus pandemic. “We are the club with the greatest revenue in the world, but it'...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, March 25, 2020, file photo, a man walks in front of a Tokyo Olympics logo at the Tokyo metropolitan government headquarters. The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)
March 30, 2020 - 5:52 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber is donating meals to first responders in Chicago for their efforts to keep the community safe during the COVID-19 crisis. Schwarber will provide meals to the Chicago Police Department's...
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In this photo taken on Friday, March 27, 2020, a fan of Belshina Bobruisk team cheers during the Belarus Championship soccer match between Torpedo-BelAZ Zhodino and Belshina Bobruisk in the town of Zhodino, Belarus. Longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey arenas open even though most sports around the world have shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
March 30, 2020 - 11:03 am
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — With most sports around the world shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic, longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey arenas open. The Eastern European nation of nearly 9.5 million even started a whole new soccer season this...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi attends the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
March 30, 2020 - 11:01 am
MADRID (AP) — In a letter critical of Barcelona club officials, Lionel Messi said Monday he and his teammates are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Messi wrote in a social media post that the players will also make donations so other club...
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El portugués Cristiano Ronaldo, de la Juventus, hace una gambeta frente a Antonio Candreva, del Inter, durante el partido disputado el domingo 8 de marzo de 2020 en Turín. Cristiano y sus compañeros de Juventus, además del técnico Maurizio Sarri, acordaron renunciar a 90 millones de euros (100 millones de dólares) el sábado para ayudar al club durante la crisis del coronavirus. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)
March 29, 2020 - 8:27 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Spanish league says more than 665,000 euros ($740,000) has been raised for the fight against the coronavirus outbreak with the help of athletes and musicians in Spain. The final tally was announced a day after...
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Indian workers arrange beds to prepare a quarantine center at the Sarusojai sports complex in Gauhati, India, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
March 28, 2020 - 6:19 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Canadian hockey goalie equipment manufacturer Brian's Custom Sports has begun producing medical supplies for hospitals in and around southwestern Ontario. The company in Kingsville was originally approached by...
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An Indian worker works at a quarantine center at the Sarusojai sports complex in Gauhati, India, Saturday, March 28, 2020. The new coronavirus causes mild or moderate symptoms for most people, but for some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness or death. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
March 28, 2020 - 1:44 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Colorado Avalanche say a second player has tested positive for the new coronavirus. The team said it was informed Friday night and the player is in self-isolation. In their statement issued Saturday, the...
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Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos reacts during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, March 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
March 28, 2020 - 10:53 am
MADRID (AP) — Soccer players and celebrities will take part in a global music festival on Saturday organized by the Spanish league in order to raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus. Barcelona’s Gerard Piqué, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and Sevilla’s Jesús Navas will be among the players...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017 file photo, the Camp Nou stadium is illuminated in Barcelona, Spain. All upcoming professional soccer games in Spain, France and Portugal, as well as some in Germany and a European Championship qualifying match in Slovakia, will be played in empty stadiums because of the coronavirus outbreak. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms, such as fever and cough. For some, especially older adults and people with existing health problems, it can cause more severe illness, including pneumonia. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
March 28, 2020 - 9:37 am
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona has delivered 30,000 masks to the Catalonia government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, the club said Saturday. The masks were made in China and donated by insurance company Taiping, a regional partner of the club. Barcelona said the “daily use” masks will...
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