Men's soccer

FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Jan. 24, 2020, action during the Cologne against Dortmund German Bundesliga soccer match between in Dortmund, Germany. Cologne soccer club said Friday May 2, 2020, that three people at the club had tested positive for the coronavirus, but didn't name them or say whether they were players. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, FILE)
May 04, 2020 - 10:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German soccer league reported 10 positive tests for the new coronavirus among 36 clubs in the Bundesliga and second division on Monday. The DFL said that 1,724 tests for COVID-19 were carried out over two rounds among players, coaches, physiotherapists and other staff. The tests...
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A delivery worker uses the new cycle path being prepared in central Milan's Corso Venezia, Italy, in view of Monday's partial reopening of activities, with a reduced capacity of public transportation due to safety measures against coronavirus, Saturday, May 2, 2020. Italians are preparing for the so called "phase 2" Monday, that will see a partial reopening of many activities after two months of lockdown due to the coronavirus outbreak. (Claudio Furlan/LaPresse via AP)
May 03, 2020 - 4:53 pm
The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ A couple of weeks ago, former Montreal Canadiens tough guy Georges Laraque was running five or six days a week as he trained for a marathon. Now, the former NHL enforcer’s biggest challenge is trying to...
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FILE - In this Sunday, May 6, 2018 file photo, the English Premier League trophy is displayed on the pitch prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Huddersfield Town at Etihad stadium in Manchester, England. Steve Parish, the chairman of Crystal Palace, says the Premier League could face years of legal challenges if this season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
May 03, 2020 - 2:53 pm
English Premier League clubs opposed to resuming the season in empty, neutral stadiums were urged by the Crystal Palace chairman on Sunday to accept the plans or the “game might never fully recover.” Steve Parish warned there could be years of legal challenges if the Premier League is curtailed,...
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May 03, 2020 - 2:00 pm
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Netherlands coach Ronald Koeman underwent a heart procedure Sunday at a hospital in Amsterdam after feeling pain in his chest, his management company said in a statement. The 57-year-old coach, who has also managed Premier League clubs Southampton and Everton,...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, Aug.23, 2019, Cologne's Birger Verstraete during the German Bundesliga soccer match against Borussia Dortmund, in Cologne, Germany. Cologne said Sunday May 3, 2020, that Verstraete had given a false impression about training safety measures to protect against the coronavirus at the club, in an interview he gave Saturday with Belgian TV station VTM. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, FILE)
May 03, 2020 - 1:51 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Cologne has called midfielder Birger Verstraete to account for an interview he gave in which he criticized the club for its handing of three positive cases of the coronavirus. The Bundesliga side said Sunday that Verstraete had given a false impression about training safety measures...
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A view of a virtually empty beach in Brighton as the UK continues its lockdown to help curb the spread of coronavirus, in Brighton, England, Saturday April 25, 2020. (Gareth Fuller/PA via AP)
May 02, 2020 - 5:29 pm
Brighton has become the first English Premier League club to publicly oppose plans to try to restart the season in neutral stadiums during the coronavirus pandemic. As the COVID-19 death toll surpassed 28,000 in Britain, Brighton chief executive Paul Barber accepted that resuming sporting events...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
May 01, 2020 - 5:35 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ An emergency room nurse who played golf after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer reopened courses made a hole-in-one. “I don’t know if I deserved to get this because of what I do. It’s mostly pure luck, but it was...
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FILE - In this Dec. 6 2019 file photo, Christian Vieri, Italian former player of Inter Milan and Italy, reacts at the start of a Serie A soccer match between Inter Milan and Roma, at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. Christian Vieri’s informal talk show on Instagram Live has quickly gained a devoted audience of followers during the coronavirus lockdown. On a nightly basis, Vieri calls up his old teammates scattered throughout Italy and around the world to reminisce about their time together in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Guests have included international stars like Ronaldo, Hernán Crespo and Juan Sebastián Verón; along with Italians Francesco Totti, Paolo Maldini, Filippo Inzaghi, Alessandro Nesta and Marco Materazzi.(AP Photo/Luca Bruno)
May 01, 2020 - 5:48 am
ROME (AP) — Robbie Keane’s home fridge contained 300 beers and nothing else. Luigi Di Biagio orchestrated an overnight escape from training camp in his pajamas. Álvaro Recoba used to hide in the woods to avoid long-distance runs during soccer practice. Those are just a sampling of the many...
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FILE - In this Feb.29, 2020 file photo, PSG's Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Paris Saint-Germain has been declared French league champion after the soccer season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
April 30, 2020 - 1:59 pm
PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion of the French soccer league on Thursday after the season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement from the league followed the French government's decision on Tuesday to call off the soccer and rugby seasons in the...
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FILE - In this March 26, 2020, file photo, Jason Hackedorn looks into Progressive Field, home of the Cleveland Indians baseball team, in Cleveland. With the distinct possibility of pro sports resuming in empty venues, a recent poll suggests a majority of U.S. fans wouldn't feel safe attending games anyway without a coronavirus vaccine.(AP Photo/Tony Dejak, File)
April 29, 2020 - 1:30 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Switzerland’s federal government says professional sports teams can resume training on May 11, with a view to playing games in empty stadiums four weeks later. The government is set to make a final decision on May...
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