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Leipzig's Tyler Adams scores his side's second goal during the Champions League quarterfinal match between RB Leipzig and Atletico Madrid at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal, Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020. (Miguel A. Lopes/Pool Photo via AP)

Sadness to surreal: The biggest day in Tyler Adams' career

Aug. 14, 2020 3:07 PM EDT

LISBON (AP) — A day that ended with Tyler Adams producing the biggest moment in Leipzig’s history — and his own young career — started in disappointment. Coach Julian Nagelsmann had to break the news to the 21-year-old American midfielder that he wouldn’t be starting the...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 24, 2020 file photo, empty seats during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and Aston Villa at St James' Park stadium in NewCastle, England. Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth fund has withdrawn its bid to buy English Premier League club Newcastle after the process was stalled by concerns about piracy by the kingdom and human rights complaints. The league has spent four months considering whether to approve the 300 million pound takeover that would have seen Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund gain an 80% take in the northeast club.  (Lindsey Parnaby/Pool via AP, File)

EPL breaks silence on reasons for stalled Newcastle takeover

Aug. 14, 2020 11:34 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The consortium which withdrew its bid to buy English club Newcastle declined an offer of independent arbitration into the long-running case after a request for additional information from the Premier League, according to the head of the competition. Premier League chief executive Richard...

FILE - In this Saturday, July 6, 2019 file photo, Netherlands' head coach Sarina Wiegman attends a press conference at the Stade de Lyon, outside Lyon, France. Wiegman will leave her role as manager of the Netherlands’ women’s team after next year’s Olympic Games to take charge of England as the replacement for Phil Neville, it was announced Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Wiegman will be installed in September 2021 ahead of the European Championship in 2022 that is being staged in England. (AP Photo/Francois Mori, file)

Wiegman to leave Dutch in 2021, coach England's women's team

Aug. 14, 2020 8:12 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Sarina Wiegman will leave her role as manager of the Netherlands' women’s team after next year’s Olympic Games to take charge of England as the replacement for Phil Neville. Wiegman will be installed in September 2021 ahead of the European Championship in 2022 that is being...

FC Dallas (left) and Nashville SC players kneel during the national anthem before an MLS soccer game at Toyota Stadium on Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, in Frisco, Texas. (Smiley N. Pool/The Dallas Morning News via AP)

FC Dallas owners condemn threats against player

Aug. 13, 2020 11:15 PM EDT

The owners of FC Dallas came to the defense of player Reggie Cannon after he expressed disgust at the fans who booed players who knelt during the national anthem — and then faced a backlash on social media that included threats. Cannon made comments following the game between Dallas and Nashville SC on...

FILE - In this March 14, 2012, file photo, a player runs across the NCAA logo during practice in Pittsburgh before an NCAA tournament college basketball game. A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money will go into effect. That's after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point. Justice Elena Kagan denied the NCAA’s request to put a lower court ruling on hold at least temporarily while the NCAA asks the Supreme Court to take up the case.  (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

NCAA cancels fall championships as major football marches on

Aug. 13, 2020 7:57 PM EDT

The NCAA called off fall championship events — a move Thursday that does not affect major college football — because not enough schools will be competing in sports such as men's and women's soccer and women's volleyball during the first semester. NCAA President Mark Emmert made the announcement in a...

New MLS team will be called St. Louis City SC

Aug. 13, 2020 7:50 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The newest Major League Soccer team will be called St. Louis City SC when it debuts in 2023, team officials announced Thursday. The team's name and logo were unveiled nearly a year after the city was given an MLS franchise. St. Louis City SC will join Sacramento as the 29th and 30th teams...

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2019, file photo, Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Stefan Frei, right, makes a save against Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande during the second half of an MLS soccer Western Conference final in Los Angeles. Diomande has announced he is leaving LAFC. The club did not immediately respond to Diomande's posts on social media. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, File)

LAFC forward Adama Diomande says he's terminating contract

Aug. 13, 2020 7:38 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC forward Adama Diomande announced Thursday that he is leaving the club for family reasons. Diomande cited the “many family priorities in my life” as the reason for his decision, writing, “I have decided to terminate my contract with immediate effect in...

A player carries his shoes and a lunch bag in front of a closed gate leading to Memorial Stadium's playing field in Lincoln, Neb., Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020. The Big Ten won't play football this fall because of concerns about COVID-19, becoming the first of college sports' power conferences to yield to the pandemic. The move announced Tuesday. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)

The Latest: Cowboys owner confident about having fans

Aug. 13, 2020 7:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is confident about having fans for all home games, and the club has now announced details toward that end. The Cowboys say they are selling tickets in groups to try to prevent people who don't...

FILE - In this July 19, 1996, file photo, American swimmer Janet Evans passes the Olympic flame to Muhammad Ali during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games Opening Ceremony in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)

A flame, a look, one of the Olympics' most powerful moments

Aug. 13, 2020 5:53 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Here are some of the highlights of the 1996 Atlanta Games, where Muhammad Ali provided the greatest moment before the...

FILE - In this July 27, 1996, file photo, USA's Rebecca Lobo (13) leads the team off the bench to cheer at the end of their 96-79 victory over Australia in women's Olympic basketball at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. From left are Lobo, Katy Steding (11), Venus Lacey (14), and Dawn Staley (5). (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)

Summer of Women: Females stole the show at 1996 Olympics

Aug. 13, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dot Richardson still remembers those two kids, hanging over the railing after the U.S. team captured the first gold medal in Olympic softball, both wanting to get a touch of history. One a girl. The other a boy. “I tried to reach toward them,” Richardson said, her recollection...