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Schalke's head coach David Wagner reacts during the German Bundesliga soccer match between FC Schalke 04 and Werder Bremen in Gelsenkirchen, Germany, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Schalke dismissed Wagner today after a series of 18 consecutive winless matches. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Schalke fires coach David Wagner after 18-game winless run

Sep. 27, 2020 6:23 AM EDT

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Schalke fired former United States international David Wagner as coach on Sunday after starting the Bundesliga season with two defeats and failing to stop a run of 18 games without a win. “We had all hoped that we could improve on the pitch together with David Wagner....

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, centre, in action during the pre-season friendly soccer match between Barcelona and Girona at the Johan Cruyff Stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

Revamped Barcelona starts new season with spotlight on Messi

Sep. 24, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi will be there when Barcelona starts its season on Sunday, just as he has been for the last two decades. His every move, however, will be scrutinized like never before. After all, never before had Messi told the club that he wanted to leave, and never before had Messi been forced...

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft wears a mask as he sits alone in his box in the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins during the coronavirus pandemic, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

The Latest: Bayern Munich offers free virus tests to fans

Sep. 14, 2020 10:54 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Bayern Munich has offered free coronavirus tests to fans with tickets for next week’s Super Cup in Hungary. The Hungarian authorities require fans arriving for the traditional European season opener to have a certified...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 23, 2019 file photo, Colombia's James Rodriguez gives a thumbs up before a Copa America Group B soccer match against Paraguay at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. James Rodriguez joined Premier League club Everton on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 in an attempt to revive a career that faltered at Real Madrid. Signed by the Spanish giants after capturing world football with a stunning goal for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup, Rodriguez couldn’t match those highs in Madrid. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, file)

PREMIER LEAGUE 2020-21: Rodriguez, Havertz among signings

Sep. 9, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

A look at some of the most high-profile new signings across the Premier League ahead of the new season starting Saturday: JAMES RODRIGUEZ (Everton) The fact the Colombia playmaker is still best known for that incredible volley he scored at the 2014 World Cup signals two things: that it was a strike of the highest...

Marylou Ligier takes a to-go order to a patron at her family's restaurant and pastry shop Clafoutis on Monday, Aug. 24, 2020, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. An outdoor tent, seen in the reflection of a pastry case, was installed three weeks ago in the parking lot after indoor seating was banned due to COVID-19. Ligier says the tent rental costs thousands of dollars each month, nearly amounting to a second mortgage. (AP Photo/Cedar Attanasio)

The Latest: New Mexico sees lowest new case number in months

Sep. 7, 2020 11:35 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico health officials are reporting 46 new confirmed cases of the novel coronavirus — the lowest daily number in the state since early April. The new cases announced Monday bring the state’s total to 26,144. State health officials also said four more people have died from...

A worker holds a shirt with the name of Barcelona soccer player Lionel Messi at a F.C Barcelona store in Barcelona, Spain on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020. Barcelona is banking on a face-to-face meeting with Lionel Messi to try to convince him to stay. Talks with Messi’s father-agent are expected this week in Barcelona but the club also hopes to sit down with the player himself.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

Messi will stay with Barcelona despite wanting to leave

Sep. 4, 2020 2:47 PM EDT

Lionel Messi made it clear that it was time to move on, seek new challenges and be happy somewhere other than Barcelona. He had won dozens of titles and broken numerous records with the Catalan club but didn't like the direction it was going, so the time had come to try and succeed somewhere else. But despite...

PSG's Neymar stands on the pitch disappointed after losing the Champions League final soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2020. (David Ramos/Pool via AP)

3 Paris Saint-Germain players test positive for coronavirus

Sep. 2, 2020 10:21 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Three Paris Saint-Germain players have tested positive for the coronavirus, the French club said Wednesday. PSG did not name the players but sports daily L’Équipe reported that Neymar is among the positive cases. PSG has not played since losing to Bayern Munich in the Champions...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi leaves the pitch after the the Champions League quarterfinal soccer match between Barcelona and Bayern Munich in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Bayern won the match 8-2. (Rafael Marchante/Pool via AP)

Barcelona wants face-to-face meeting to change Messi’s mind

Sep. 1, 2020 11:55 AM EDT

Barcelona is banking on a face-to-face meeting with Lionel Messi to try to convince him to stay. Talks with Messi’s father, who is also his agent, are expected this week in Barcelona, but the club also hopes to sit down with the player himself. Messi has been offered a two-year contract extension, a club...

The Latest: Boca Juniors halts trainings after virus cases

Aug. 31, 2020 3:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Boca Juniors says it has COVID-19 cases in its squad, threatening preparations for its first Copa Libertadores match on Sept. 17. The Argentine club did not say how many players were infected, but added they are in good shape. ...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi during the Champions League quarterfinal match between FC Barcelona and Bayern Munich at the Luz stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Gerard Piqué says Barcelona

Messi's departure jeopardizes Barcelona’s restructuring plan

Aug. 27, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lionel Messi’s surprise decision to leave Barcelona has dealt a blow to the club’s restructuring project even before it began. Shortly after the humiliating 8-2 loss to Bayern Munich in the Champions League, Barcelona said it wanted to make “profound changes to the first...