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A view of a lunch box at the Pudding Pantry which they will be providing free, during half term for any child in need, who would normally get a free school lunch, after MPs voted to reject a motion to provide food to those in need during the school holidays, in Nottingham, England, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)
October 25, 2020 - 10:40 am
LONDON (AP) — Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty. Some 2,200 members of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health have written an open...
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October 25, 2020 - 10:14 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ England has canceled its women’s friendly match against Germany on Tuesday after a member of its backroom staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The Football Association says it has made the decision in light...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020 file photo, England's Marcus Rashford warms up ahead of their UEFA Nations League soccer match against Denmark at Wembley Stadium in London, England. Rashford was hailed a hero in June when he successfully lobbied British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government to extend free school meals through the summer. But one of Britain's feel-good stories of the coronavirus pandemic has taken a dark turn. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP, file)
October 23, 2020 - 7:38 am
Restaurants, cafes and even some local governments across England have mounted a grassroots effort inspired by soccer star Marcus Rashford to feed students during the upcoming school break. Pledges to provide free lunches started rolling in after the Manchester United striker's bid to extend food...
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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 22, 2020 - 5:37 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ German soccer club Werder Bremen says one of its players has tested positive for the coronavirus and the team’s training session has been canceled. The club didn’t name the player. It says he is isolating at home...
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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 21, 2020 - 11:44 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Carolina Panthers have added kicker Joey Slye and offensive tackle Trent Scott to the COVID-19/reserve list, bringing their total number of players on the list to four. Still, the Panthers practiced as normal...
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Manchester United's Marcus Rashford leaps over a challenge by PSG's Presnel Kimpembe during the Champions League group H soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester United at the Parc des Princes in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)
October 20, 2020 - 5:48 pm
Marcus Rashford sprinted toward the corner flag inside an empty Parc des Princes and slid on his knees in celebration, just like two seasons ago. Another trip to Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League. Another late winner for the Manchester United striker. In a heavyweight contest on the...
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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 20, 2020 - 3:06 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Italian swim team’s preparations for the Tokyo Olympics are in crisis with 10 more athletes testing positive for the novel coronavirus. The Italian Swimming Federation says world champions Simona Quadarella...
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Manchester United's Tobin Heath celebrates scoring against West Ham United during the FA Women's Super League match at Victoria Road Stadium, London, Sunday Oct. 18, 2020. (John Walton/PA via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 11:49 am
LONDON (AP) — England’s soccer leadership has a couple of priorities for the women’s teams. Most immediately it’s deciding on a coach for the Olympics next month and whether Phil Neville should lead the British team in Japan. Then there’s an expectation that Neville’s England successor, Sarina...
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FC Midtjylland's Pione Sisto, second right, celebrates scoring with teammates in the 3F Superliga match FC Midtjylland against OB at the MCH Arena in Herning, Denmark, Saturday Oct. 17, 2020. FC Midtjylland has been one of the poster teams for analytics in European soccer. Now the Danish club is about to find out how its data-driven and statistical approach fares in the Champions League after qualifying for the competition’s group stage for the first time. (Henning Bagger/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
October 19, 2020 - 4:59 am
They are among the poster boys for analytics in European soccer, a team that scores nearly half of its goals from set pieces and operates a “justice league” that has nothing to do with superheroes. Now, FC Midtjylland — an upstart that has already upended the Danish game in its 21-year existence —...
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A fan wearing face mask to protect against coronavirus waits for the start of the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Portugal and Sweden at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
October 19, 2020 - 4:29 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Swiss champion Young Boys says it was surprised by the decision of local authorities to limit stadium capacity to 1,000 ahead of this week’s Europa League game against Roma. The club had already begun selling 8,...
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