UEFA Champions League

Soccer player Gareth Bale gestures to fans as he arrives at the training ground of Tottenham Hotspur in London, Friday Sept. 18, 2020. Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale is in London to complete his return to Tottenham. Bale left Tottenham for Madrid in 2013 for 100 million euros. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 19, 2020 - 1:56 pm
Seven years after leaving for a world-record fee to Real Madrid, Gareth Bale is back at Tottenham in a bid to reignite his career. He has brought a teammate with him, too. Tottenham confirmed the season-long loan signing of Bale on Saturday in one of the most high-profile moves of the transfer...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019 file photo, Paris Saint Germain owner Nasser bin Ghanim Al-Khelaifi waves to teams fans at the end of their soccer match against Manchester United at Old Trafford stadium in Manchester, England. Qatari soccer and television executive Nasser al-Khelaifi will go on trial starting Sept. 14, 2020 in Switzerland in September, implicated in providing a holiday villa to a FIFA official linked to a World Cup broadcasting deal. The court has listed 10 days in September to hear the case against al-Khelaifi, former top FIFA official Jerome Valcke and another broadcasting executive who was not identified. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, file)
September 11, 2020 - 12:31 pm
GENEVA (AP) — In Switzerland’s federal criminal court on Monday, Nasser al-Khelaifi will become the first Qatari to stand trial almost six years after FIFA asked prosecutors to investigate the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests. Al-Khelaifi, the president of Champions League finalist Paris...
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In this photo taken on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani holds a Leeds shirt, during an interview with the Associated Press in Lisbon, Portugal. Leeds is counting on Marcelo Bielsa leading the team in the Premier League while planning for a future without the enigmatic manager. In his second season in charge, the Argentine ended the team’s 16-year exile from the world’s richest league by gaining promotion as Championship winners before his contract expired last month. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)
September 09, 2020 - 7:40 am
Andrea Radrizzani is trying to redefine what “Doing a Leeds” means. The club that became a byword for financial mismanagement and boardroom turmoil has forged a new path under Radrizzani’s ownership that — combined with Marcelo Bielsa’s coaching acumen — has taken Leeds United back into the Premier...
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PSG's Neymar stands on the pitch disappointed after losing the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (David Ramos/Pool via AP)
September 02, 2020 - 10:20 am
PARIS (AP) — Three Paris Saint-Germain players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the French club said Wednesday. PSG did not name the players but sports daily L’Équipe reported that Neymar is among the positive cases. PSG has not played since losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions League...
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August 31, 2020 - 3:46 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Boca Juniors says it has COVID-19 cases in its squad, threatening preparations for its first Copa Libertadores match on Sept. 17. The Argentine club did not say how many players were infected, but added they are...
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Barcelona's Lionel Messi leaves the pitch after the the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Bayern won the match 8-2. (Rafael Marchante/Pool via AP)
August 26, 2020 - 12:11 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Any club in world soccer should want Lionel Messi in its lineup. But only a select few could make a financial deal work for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner. Messi is trying to force a move after 20 years with Barcelona, which wants to hold him to a contract that runs through June 2021...
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A member of the UEFA staff carries the Champions League trophy before the semifinal soccer match between RB Leipzig and Paris Saint-Germain at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020. (David Ramos/Pool Photo via AP)
August 26, 2020 - 11:31 am
GENEVA (AP) — Fighting exclusion from the Champions League under new UEFA rules during the coronavirus pandemic, Slovan Bratislava failed to persuade the Court of Arbitration for Sport to stop its previous opponent from playing Wednesday in the next qualifying round. CAS dismissed Slovan's request...
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FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2020 file photo, Barcelona's Lionel Messi waves as he arrives at the team hotel in Lisbon, Portugal. Lionel Messi has told Barcelona he wants to leave the club after nearly two decades with the Spanish giants. The club has confirmed that the Argentina great has sent a note expressing his desire to leave. The announcement comes 11 days after Barcelona's humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinals, one of the worst in the player's career and in the club's history.(AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
August 25, 2020 - 3:58 pm
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After dozens of titles, hundreds of goals and countless records, Lionel Messi's spectacular career at Barcelona could be coming to an abrupt end. The divorce may turn ugly, too. Messi told Barcelona on Tuesday that he wants to leave after nearly two decades at the club,...
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French police officers watch a car burning near the Champs-Elysee avenue following incidents after the Champions League soccer final match between PSG and Bayern Munich which is played in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday Aug. 23, 2020 in Paris. Bayern Munich won 1-0. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
August 24, 2020 - 7:51 am
PARIS (AP) — Paris police arrested 148 people as Paris Saint-Germain soccer fans clashed with officers and smashed cars and store windows after the club lost the Champions League final in Lisbon. Hundreds of fans were also fined for not wearing masks, a Paris police spokesman said Monday. City Hall...
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PSG's goalkeeper Keylor Navas fails to make a save on a shot taken by Bayern's Kingsley Coman, 2nd right, during the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (Miguel A. Lopes/Pool via AP)
August 24, 2020 - 3:14 am
There’s something fitting about a German club winning the first major team sports trophy of the COVID-19 era. Maybe a lesson in there, too. Because of the way their countrymen handled the pandemic, Bayern Munich and the Bundesliga were the first big leaguers on either side of the Atlantic back on...
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