Professional soccer

Manchester City's David Silva is applauded by team mates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, Pool)
July 27, 2020 - 9:23 am
UEFA “didn’t do a great job” investigating Manchester City after the English club’s two-year ban from European competitions was overturned, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled two weeks ago that some of UEFA's accusations of financial...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019, spectators stadium seats are reflected on the class of the VIP launch of the Al Bayt Stadium, one of the 2022 World Cup stadiums, in Al Khor, about 50 kilometers (30 miles) north of Doha, Qatar. The gas-rich Persian Gulf nation Monday July 27, 2020, Qatar has expressed an interest in hosting the world’s biggest sporting events, the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games, in a letter to the International Olympic Committee. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar, FILE)
July 27, 2020 - 7:17 am
Qatar is keen on on hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The gas-rich Persian Gulf nation has expressed an interest in hosting the world's biggest sporting events in a letter to the International Olympic Committee. Qatar is turning its focus to bringing the Summer Games to the Middle East...
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Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Oli Scarff/Pool via AP)
July 26, 2020 - 7:26 pm
Manchester United and Chelsea qualified for the Champions League at the expense of Leicester on a frantic final day of the Premier League season on Sunday, while Bournemouth and Watford were relegated to end five-year stays in the top flight. United won 2-0 at Leicester through goals by Bruno...
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Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo, second left, celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sampdoria at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni)
July 26, 2020 - 6:49 pm
ROME (AP) — Before the break for the coronavirus pandemic. After the lockdown. And now for nine years running. Juventus is the undisputed leader of Italian soccer. Cristiano Ronaldo scored the go-ahead goal and Juventus beat Sampdoria 2-0 Sunday to secure the Turin club’s record-extending ninth...
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Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes, left, scores his side's opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Oli Scarff/Pool via AP)
July 26, 2020 - 4:47 pm
LEICESTER, England (AP) — Six months ago, when the coronavirus outbreak was a distant concern for English football, some things seemed more certain in the Premier League. Manchester United would struggle to break into the Champions League places while Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remained in charge...
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Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly holds the trophy alongside teammates as they celebrate their Challenge Cup championship win over the Chicago Red Stars, Sunday, July 26, 2020, in Sandy, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)
July 26, 2020 - 4:12 pm
SANDY, Utah (AP) — As the underdog Houston Dash celebrated winning the Challenge Cup title, forward Rachel Daly was asked if she could define the team's identity after the month-long tournament. “Winners,” the Dash co-captain simply said. Sophie Schmidt scored on an early penalty kick and Shea...
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July 26, 2020 - 11:43 am
MADRID (AP) — The second-division game postponed because of an outbreak of coronavirus cases will not be played, the Spanish league said Sunday. The league made the announcement after new test results took the total number of COVID-19 cases at club Fuenlabrada to 28, with players and staff members...
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A fan wearing a face masks to help protect against the spread of the new coronavirus cheers during the KBO league game between Doosan Bears and LG Twins in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, July 27, 2020. Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheering slogans in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began bringing back spectators in professional sports games amid the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
July 26, 2020 - 7:49 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheers in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began allowing spectators to return to professional sports amid the coronavirus pandemic. After a weeks-long delay, South Korea’s 2020 baseball season began in early...
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Aston Villa's Matt Targett, top, celebrates with teammate Trezeguet after the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Arsenal at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Powell,Pool)
July 25, 2020 - 3:28 pm
The anguish of Leeds and Nottingham Forest provides a reminder of just what is at stake on the final day of the English Premier League for the teams fighting relegation. Leeds has only just secured a ticket back after 16 years in exile. Forest's attempt to gain promotion will extend into a 22nd...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 22, 2020, file photo, Liverpool's Naby Keita, second left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England. After the competition was brought to a sudden halt in the second week in March, abandoning the season became a very real prospect as the pandemic death toll rose. The only safe way of resuming after a 100-day shutdown was restricting capacities to fewer than 300 people. (Laurence Griffiths, Pool via AP, File)
July 25, 2020 - 12:41 pm
LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Long after the English Premier League trophy was handed out inside Anfield, Liverpool fans were still clambering onto the gates after midnight, setting off flares that filled the sky with a red haze. Even the imposition of a police dispersal order -- and pandemic social...
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