Soccer

MLS players balance health history with virus risk

The majority of Major League Soccer players will be taking part when the league resumes play next week with a tournament in Florida

Brazil network ends Rio soccer deal over new Bolsonaro rule

Brazil’s TV Globo has terminated its contract with Rio de Janeiro state’s local soccer body after powerhouse club Flamengo broadcast a home match using the team’s YouTube account under a new federal rule

Youngsters justifying the faith of top Premier…

Some of the top Premier League teams are putting their faith in youth in the high-stakes finale to the longest-ever English season and highly rated 18-year-olds Mason Greenwood and Bukayo Saka are justifying that backing

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Morata double leads Atlético to 3-0 over Mallorca in Liga

Álvaro Morata has scored twice in leading Atlético Madrid past Mallorca 3-0 and extending its strong finish to the Spanish league

Human foosball: New form of soccer developed for…

Soccer-starved Argentines have found a way to play their beloved sport while social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic

The Latest: USL's Indy Eleven to return with…

The United Soccer League’s Indy Eleven will return to action next Saturday with limited fans at Lucas Oil Stadium

MLS Dallas-Vancouver match delayed; 8 players test positive

The MLS is Back tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps has been postponed after numerous positive tests for the coronavirus

The Latest: Pacers' Oladipo to sit out restart of…

The Indiana Pacers will finish this season without Victor Oladipo after the two-time All-Star decided to sit out because of the risk of re-injuring his right knee

The Latest: Yankees' LeMahieu, Cessa test…

Yankees All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa tested positive for the coronavirus before traveling to New York for preseason camp and are self-isolating at home

Prosecutor to probe attorney general-FIFA…

A special prosecutor has been appointed in Switzerland to assess complaints about alleged criminal conduct when attorney general Michael Lauber had undisclosed meetings with FIFA president Gianni Infantino

Week after toasting title, Klopp hurting after…

Liverpool has been beaten 4-0 by Manchester City in its first game since sealing the Premier League title

Trio of former UConn greats leading social…

Renee Montgomery and Tiffany Hayes appreciated what former UConn teammate Maya Moore was doing when the All-Star forward stepped away from basketball two years ago to focus on criminal justice reform

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Six FC Dallas players test positive for COVID-19 in Florida

Six players with FC Dallas have tested positive for COVID-19 and the entire team has been quarantined ahead of the MLS Is Back tournament

Sane close to completing permanent Bayern move…

Manchester City manager Leroy Sane confirms that winger Leroy Sane has decided to move on from the club and is likely to begin his next chapter with German champions Bayern Munich.

Campaign for Black soccer player denied by England in 1925

A fundraising campaign has been launched to raise money for a statue to honor a man who was denied the chance to play for England’s national soccer team in 1925 because he was Black

Wigan FC calls in the administrators

The club, who are 14th in the Championship, are now urgently looking for a buyer to save them.

The Latest: Oklahoma athletics cutting $13.7M…

The Oklahoma athletics department has announced $13.7 million in budget cuts it blames on fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, including a 10% salary drop for any employee earning at least $1,000,000 per year

Football's first big transfer of the summer is…

The summer transfer window is officially open and we’ve already seen some big decisions take place. This is definitely going to be a wild one.

Ertz, Short say soul-searching led to…

Chicago Red Stars teammates Julie Ertz and Casey Short say hard conversations over the past several weeks led to their vulnerability in the moment they shared an emotional embrace while they knelt during the national anthem as the NWSL opened its season

VIRUS DIARY: Soccer in UK loses passion, soul with no fans

In Britain, where one AP writer and soccer fan lives, some said the return of the game would lift morale

Man City joins Arsenal, Chelsea, Man U in FA Cup…

Holder Manchester City reached the FA Cup semifinals on Sunday after goals from Kevin De Bruyne and Raheem Sterling secured an untroubled 2-0 win at Newcastle

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How Germany did it: completing the soccer season…

Only the fans were missing as Bayern Munich celebrated its title Saturday and the Bundesliga breathed a sigh of relief

Williams' stoppage time goal lifts Courage over…

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 Challenge Cup tournament on Saturday

The Latest: Man City will give Liverpool guard of…

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola says they will form a guard of honor for new English Premier League champion Liverpool when they meet next Thursday