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Due to the new coronavirus pandemic a man wears a face mask of the German first division soccer team FC Schalke 04 and a hat with the word reading "Deutschland" (Germany) in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
August 12, 2020 - 8:29 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Notre Dame tested 117 football players for COVID-19 on Monday and two tested positive, according to university physician Dr. Matt Leiszler. Of the two positive tests, one player was mildly symptomatic and the...
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Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone kicks a ball during a training session at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Atletico Madrid will play Leipzig in a Champions League quarterfinals soccer match on Thursday. (Lluis Gene/Pool via AP)
August 12, 2020 - 2:54 pm
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — So far so good for Atlético Madrid in the quest for its first Champions League title. Diego Simeone’s team has caught all the breaks going into the decisive final-eight tournament in Lisbon. Old foes Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo are gone. It drew Leipzig instead of a...
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This image released by Apple TV Plus shows Jason Sudeikis in “Ted Lasso,” premiering globally on Friday, August 14, on Apple TV Plus. (Apple TV Plus via AP)
August 12, 2020 - 11:45 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Sudeikis was a huge sports fan growing up in Kansas, especially basketball. Not so much that game where you kick a ball into a goal. “The beautiful game? I didn’t get it a couple of years ago. I thought, ‘Well, good for them for getting that nickname.’ But now I get it,” he...
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FILE - This Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015 file photo shows the FIFA Headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The FIFA ethics committee has 13 formal investigations ongoing, plus preliminary enquiries in 62 more cases, the soccer body's lawyers said Tuesday June 23, 2020, during a two-day online review. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP, File)
August 12, 2020 - 5:32 am
GENEVA (AP) — All Asian qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup scheduled this year were postponed to 2021 on Wednesday, adding to a global fixture backlog for soccer's biggest competition caused by the coronavirus pandemic. FIFA and the Asian Football Confederation issued a joint statement saying...
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Portland Timbers players celebrate after defeating Orlando City 2-1, during an MLS soccer tournament, Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
August 12, 2020 - 12:02 am
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Soaked in sweat and doused in water, the Portland Timbers hoisted the MLS is Back trophy at midfield and then headed toward a giant TV screen filled with fans cheering from afar. It was a huge Zoom party. It might just be the way to celebrate championships in 2020...
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This image released by HBO Max shows Selena Gomez from “Selena + Chef,” a 10-episode cooking series that debuts Thursday on the HBO Max streaming service. (HBO Max via AP)
August 10, 2020 - 11:49 am
Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week. MOVIES — “ Boys State”: One of the biggest sales from this year’s Sundance Film Festival, this documentary takes us into an American Legion-...
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FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2020, file photo, Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber speaks during the Major League Soccer 25th Season kickoff event in New York. Major League Soccer said Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, it will resume its season once the MLS is Back tournament in Florida wraps up. The league's 26 teams will each play 18 games, with the first between FC Dallas and Nashville set for Aug. 12.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 09, 2020 - 6:14 pm
In light of Major League Baseball's trouble with its season, Major League Soccer's plan to resume play in its local markets is under scrutiny. The league has been buoyed by the success of its MLS is Back tournament in Florida, which concludes Tuesday with the title game between the Portland Timbers...
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August 09, 2020 - 3:29 pm
MADRID (AP) — Two members of Atlético Madrid's group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals have tested positive for the coronavirus. The Spanish club did not name those who tested positive and did not say if a player was involved. It said in a statement that the entire...
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August 09, 2020 - 3:20 pm
MADRID (AP) — Atletico Madrid says 2 members of group due to travel to Lisbon for Champions League test positive for coronavirus.
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Manchester United's manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer gestures during the Europa League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Manchester United and LASK at Old Trafford in Manchester, England, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson)
August 09, 2020 - 9:07 am
DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The Europa League will set up a reunion for Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer as he takes on an old friend in the quarterfinals. When Solskjaer's team faces Copenhagen in Cologne on Monday, the opposing coach will be his old Norway teammate Stale Solbakken...
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