Professional soccer

Chelsea's Ross Barkley, left, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the FA Cup sixth round soccer match between Leicester City and Chelsea at the King Power Stadium in Leicester, England, Sunday, June 28, 2020. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, Pool)
June 28, 2020 - 1:58 pm
Substitutes made the difference as Chelsea and Arsenal both won away from home to reach the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday. Chelsea midfielder Ross Barkley turned in a cross from Willian midway through the second half in a 1-0 win at lackluster Leicester. Spanish midfielder Dani Ceballos netted an...
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FILE - In this file photo dated April 17, 2020, showing nearly empty streets in Leicester to help curb the spread of the coronavirus. The English city of Leicester is reported Sunday June 28, 2020, to be suffering from a spike in coronavirus cases, leading to speculation that the city could be subject to Britain's first local COVID-19 lockdown later this week. (Joe Giddens/PA via AP)
June 28, 2020 - 9:51 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain’s government is considering a lockdown for the central English city of Leicester amid a spike of COVID-19 cases — the first time that a single U.K. area would face such an extreme measure during the pandemic. The Sunday Times first reported that a lockdown could come within...
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Munich's players celebrate in front of the empty stands after the German Bundesliga soccer match between VfL Wolfsburg and FC Bayern Munich in Wolfsburg, Germany, Saturday, June 27, 2020. Bayern wins the 8th straight Bundesliga title. (Kai Pfaffenbach/Pool Photo via AP)
June 28, 2020 - 6:31 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — There was a trophy, there were medals and there were commemorative T-shirts. Only the fans were missing as Bayern Munich celebrated its title Saturday and the Bundesliga breathed a sigh of relief. The restart plan worked. “This isn’t the Bundesliga that we wanted or that...
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FILE - In this June 18, 2020 file photo, Jason Day of Australia, follows his shot from the 12th tee, during the first round of the RBC Heritage golf tournament in Hilton Head Island, S.C. Day has asked to be tested for COVID-19 just before the third round of the Travelers Championship in Connecticut. Officials have decided to have him play as a single Saturday, June 27 as a precautionary measure. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 27, 2020 - 6:15 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Manchester City will form a guard of honor for new English Premier League champion Liverpool when they meet next Thursday, City manager Pep Guardiola said. Liverpool took the title City have owned for the last two...
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North Carolina Courage forward Lynn Williams (9) and Portland Thorns FC midfielder Lindsey Horan (10) battle for the ball during the first half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium, Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
June 27, 2020 - 4:56 pm
HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Lynn Williams scored in stoppage time and the North Carolina Courage defeated the Portland Thorns 2-1 in the opening game of the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday. The NWSL is the first professional team sport to return amid the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this Friday, April 29, 2016 file photo, UEFA President Michel Platini leaves the international Court of Arbitration for Sport, CAS, surrounded by media after a hearing in Lausanne, Switzerland. Former UEFA president Michel Platini is formally under investigation in Switzerland for a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. (Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP, File)
June 26, 2020 - 11:46 am
GENEVA (AP) — French soccer great Michel Platini has been formally placed under investigation in Switzerland in relation to a $2 million payment he got from FIFA in 2011. Swiss federal prosecutors this month extended their open criminal proceedings into then-FIFA president Sepp Blatter’s role in...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2020, file photo, Boston Red Sox baseball team owner John Henry, left, listens as chairman Tom Werner speaks during a news conference at Fenway Park in Boston. Liverpool won its first league title since 1990, clinching Thursday, June, 25, 2020. Because of the pandemic, Henry and Werner, who headed the group that bought the team in 2010, watched on television from the U.S. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)
June 26, 2020 - 2:49 am
They had waited 10 years for this, just the last of three decades of frustration for Liverpool supporters that included tragedy and heartbreak yet rarely silenced the passionate scouse voices singing in the Kop. When the final whistle sounded at London's Stamford Bridge, John Henry was in Brookline...
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Liverpool supporters celebrate as they gather outside of Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Thursday, June 25, 2020 after Liverpool clinched the English Premier League title. Liverpool took the title after Manchester City failed to beat Chelsea on Wednesday evening. (AP photo/Jon Super)
June 25, 2020 - 11:08 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — The sun had just set over Anfield — and on a 30-year wait to be champions of England again — when the fireworks started to explode into the twilight. A signal went out across Merseyside. The drought was finally over for Liverpool. At first there were just a dozen...
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The Sydney Opera House is illuminated in support of Australia and New Zealand's joint bid to host the FIFA Women's World Cup 2023, in Sydney, Thursday, June 25, 2020. Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women's World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later. (Bianca De Marchi/AAP Image via AP)
June 25, 2020 - 8:34 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Australia and New Zealand will co-host the Women’s World Cup in 2023, with the following edition possibly set to take place just two years later. The joint bid beat Colombia 22-13 in a vote Thursday by FIFA's ruling council, which judged them as having the best commercial prospects...
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Salvador Hernandez, a groom at Emerald Downs Racetrack in Auburn, Wash., wears a mask as he watches a race Wednesday, June 24, 2020, on the first day of thoroughbred horse racing at the track since all professional sports in Washington state were curtailed in March by the outbreak of the coronavirus. No spectators were allowed, but online wagering was available and the races were streamed. Organizers hope to continue racing into October on a modified schedule. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)
June 25, 2020 - 8:00 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Vancouver Canucks say the city is out of the running to act as a hub for the NHL playoffs. Canucks Sports and Entertainment thanked British Columbia health officials for their support during the bid to host...
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