Professional soccer

July 16, 2020 - 10:11 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A top-division Russian soccer game has been called off after nine people at FC Sochi tested positive for the virus. The Russian Premier League says Sochi’s game against Tambov will not take place as scheduled on...
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FILE - In this Monday, Dec. 16, 2019 file photo, a view shows the Al Janoub Stadium, one of the 2022 World Cup stadiums, in Doha, Qatar. The 2022 World Cup will open with four games every day in a 12-day group stage and some matches that go into extra time will extend past midnight in Qatar. FIFA on Wednesday July 15, 2020 released the match schedule for the first World Cup to be played across November-December. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, File)
July 15, 2020 - 9:14 am
LONDON (AP) — The 2022 World Cup will have four games every day in a 12-day group stage and matches later in the tournament that go into extra time will extend past midnight in Qatar. FIFA released the schedule for the first World Cup to be played in November and December on Wednesday, with kickoff...
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FILE - In this Friday, July 3, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross gestures during baseball practice at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Ross was already stepping into some big shoes when he agreed to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Cubs. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now Ross is a first-year skipper trying to guide his team through a brand new experience full of testing and protocols and an unforgiving 60-game season. How well he navigates the unprecedented situation is an important slice of the Cubs' hopes for returning to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)
July 13, 2020 - 8:04 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Rugby players in Ireland earning more than 25,000 euros ($28,000) a year have agreed to reduce their salary by 10% and defer 10% more until 2021. The Irish Rugby Football Union and Rugby Players Ireland agreed on...
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Manchester City players celebrate after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle at the Ethiad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)
July 13, 2020 - 6:15 am
GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City successfully overturned its two-year ban from the Champions League on Monday in a surprising legal victory. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld City’s appeal against the UEFA ban, but imposed a 10 million euro ($11.3 million) fine on the club for failing to...
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Leicester's Dennis Praet reacts after the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Steele,Pool)
July 13, 2020 - 5:48 am
Manchester City’s success in overturning its Champions League ban on Monday has huge ramifications on the Premier League and the remaining two teams that will qualify for Europe's top club competition. Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester — and maybe Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United...
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Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, left, appeals to referee Stuart Attwell after Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke, not pictured, scores his side's second goal of the game and Leicester City's Caglar Soyuncu, right, is sent off following a challenge on Bournemouth's Callum Wilson during the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Couldridge,Pool)
July 12, 2020 - 5:54 pm
LONDON (AP) — In the top four since September, Leicester's Champions League hopes are no longer so certain. A 4-1 capitulation at relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Sunday summed up Leicester's form since the Premier League returned from its three-month coronavirus-enforced shutdown. “I would say...
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July 12, 2020 - 12:39 pm
LE HAVRE, France (AP) — For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe were starring in the return Sunday of fans to elite European soccer. “Now it's for real ... we're back,” Mbappe tweeted before the kickoff of Paris Saint-Germain...
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New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, leaves the field after a bullpen session with catcher Gary Sanchez after a bullpen session during a baseball summer training camp workout Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
July 11, 2020 - 8:14 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, the U.S. men’s basketball coach, says he is watching how Japan — the site of the next Olympics — is handling the coronavirus. “They seem to be doing a pretty good job,” Popovich...
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Norwich City's Max Aarons is dejected at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and West Ham at the Carrow Road stadium in Norwich, England, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Alex Pantling/Pool via AP)
July 11, 2020 - 12:28 pm
Norwich became the first team to be relegated from the English Premier League as Liverpool dropped points at Anfield for the first time this season on Saturday. Michail Antonio scored all the goals for West Ham in its 4-0 win over last-placed Norwich, which cannot stay up because it was 13 points...
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FILE - Feb. 15, 1995 file photo of Ireland soccer team manager Jack Charlton. Jack Charlton, who won the World Cup with England in 1966, has died it was announced on Saturday July 11, 2020. He was 85. (PA via AP)
July 11, 2020 - 7:18 am
Jack Charlton, an uncompromising central defender who played alongside his brother, Bobby, in England’s World Cup-winning side in 1966 before enjoying coaching success with Ireland, has died. He was 85. Nicknamed “Big Jack,” and celebrated for his earthy “beer and cigarettes” image, Charlton was...
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