Men's soccer

Florian Wirtz of Leverkusen, right, is challenged by FC Bayern Munich's Joshua Kimmich during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Matthias Hangst, Pool via AP)
June 06, 2020 - 5:13 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Bayer Leverkusen substitute Florian Wirtz has become the youngest person to score a goal in the Bundesliga at age 17 years, 34 days, with an impressive strike against Bayern Munich on Saturday. The attacking midfielder came on for the second half and wrong-footed Lucas Hernandez – the...
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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. A Bournemouth player is one of two positive tests for COVID-19 to emerge from the Premier League’s second round of testing, the club said on Sunday, May 24, 2020. The team said “medical confidentiality means the player’s name will not be disclosed” and added that he will self-isolate for seven days before being tested again at a later date. The league tested 996 players and club staff on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira, File)
June 06, 2020 - 5:11 pm
LONDON (AP) — Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal were among the clubs who stepped up their preparations for the Premier League’s return by holding practice matches on Saturday. Clubs are attempting to build up players' fitness as well as get used to playing without fans before the league...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Sunday, April 21, 2019, Chelsea's Erin Cuthbert, centre, and teammates celebrate scoring against Lyon during their Women's Champions League soccer match in Decines, France. The English Football Association’s board have decided to determine the final standings on a points-per-game basis, Friday June 5, 2020, naming Chelsea as Women’s Super League champions after the season was stopped because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Laurent Cipriani, FILE)
June 06, 2020 - 2:33 pm
Runners-up when the season was paused, champions without playing again. It's no surprise that Chelsea manager Emma Hayes was fine with the Women’s Super League season being curtailed. But determining the final standings on a points-per-game ratio, rather than on the field due to the coronavirus...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, Real Madrid's Isco, right, duels for the ball with Manchester City's Kyle Walker during the Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European soccer will be heard over three days in June. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has set aside June 8-10 for the case. It is unclear if a hearing will be held in person at the court or by video link. No timetable was set for a verdict but a ruling is needed before English teams enter next season’s Champions League draw. Man City was banned by UEFA in February for “serious breaches” of financial monitoring rules and failing to cooperate with investigators. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)
June 06, 2020 - 1:11 pm
GENEVA (AP) — A rare level of secrecy cloaks the court case opening Monday to decide if Manchester City will stay banned from European competition for two seasons. The Court of Arbitration for Sport has scheduled three days at an undisclosed location for an appeal hearing by video conference link...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Dec. 13, 2014 file photo, Cologne's Anthony Ujah from Nigeria, front, and Schalke's Dennis Aogo challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and 1. FC Cologne in Gelsenkirchen, Germany. Union Berlin striker Anthony Ujah has encouraged his fellow German soccer league players to be more proactive in the fight against racism. Ujah was the first Bundesliga player to react on social media to the killing of George Floyd, a handcuffed black man, who died on May 25 after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee for several minutes on his neck. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, File)
June 06, 2020 - 7:51 am
BERLIN (AP) — Union Berlin striker Anthony Ujah has encouraged his fellow soccer players to be more proactive in the fight against racism. “When I look at a player like Thomas Müller, who means so much to the Germans, then even one (social media) post from him is a strong statement,” Ujah wrote in...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 3, 2020 file photo a Maasai man, who said he had seen videos on Facebook about protests in the U.S. over the death of George Floyd, jumps next to a new mural painted this week showing Floyd with the Swahili word "Haki" meaning "Justice", in the Kibera slum, or informal settlement, of Nairobi, Kenya. Since George Floyd's death in the U.S. state of Minnesota last week, his face has been painted on walls from Nairobi, Kenya to Idlib, Syria. Floyd's name has been inked on the shirts of soccer players and chanted by crowds from London and Cape Town to Tel Aviv and Sydney. (AP Photo/Brian Inganga, File)
June 05, 2020 - 3:25 am
LONDON (AP) — When black men died at the hands of U.S. police in recent years, the news made international headlines. The name of George Floyd has reached the world’s streets. Since his death while being detained by Minneapolis police last week, Floyd’s face has been painted on walls from Nairobi,...
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FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL nailed down the final details of a playoff format if the season can resume on the same day word came out that another player has tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
June 04, 2020 - 8:51 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Hockey League is allowing team facilities to reopen and players to take part in voluntary on- and off-ice workouts beginning Monday. The league announced its move to “Phase 2” of a potential return...
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Signs recommending people wear face coverings to help stop the spread of coronavirus are displayed in Waterloo station, London, Thursday, June 4, 2020. Waterloo station, which is wide recognised as the busiest train station in Britain, is still much quieter than normal as most commuters are working from home and not commuting into central London offices. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
June 04, 2020 - 12:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Airways, Marks & Spencer and even Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur are among 53 big companies to take advantage of a special coronavirus loan scheme from the Bank of England to tide them over during the pandemic. The central bank revealed Thursday for the first...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2014, file photo, a student walks through empty seats inside Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., where preparations continue for the upcoming college football season. The crippling grip the coronavirus pandemic has had on the sports world has forced universities, leagues and franchises to evaluate how they might someday welcome back fans. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
June 03, 2020 - 11:11 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Premier League says one person was found to have the coronavirus after the fifth round of testing of players and staff at soccer clubs. The league did not identity the person. Testing is taking place ahead of...
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In this photo provided by Atletico Madrid, team players take part in the first group training session in Madrid, Spain, Monday May 18, 2020. All Spanish league clubs can begin group training sessions this week despite stricter lockdown restrictions remaining in place in parts of Spain because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Atletico de Madrid via AP)
June 01, 2020 - 7:11 am
MADRID (AP) — Spanish clubs resumed full squad training on Monday, beginning the final stage of preparations for the return to competition. Clubs will have just under two weeks of full sessions before the league restarts on June 11, almost three months after it was halted because of the coronavirus...
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