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FILE - In this July 14, 2020 file photo, Dr. Adriana Coronel attends a COVID-19 patient at the Eurnekian Ezeiza Hospital on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. People are on edge in Argentina, where the number of new coronavirus cases is surging despite nearly five months of strict limits on movement and activities in Buenos Aires and the surrounding area. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)

Nerves fray in Argentina, where some flout pandemic lockdown

Aug. 12, 2020 4:23 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In Argentina's capital, authorities closed a bar after customers were seen drinking beer on the sidewalk in violation of pandemic lockdown measures. Some Buenos Aires stores flouted a ban to stay shut, saying online sales are inadequate. Tired of months of quarantine, an...

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)

2022 World Cup further behind schedule with Asian games off

Aug. 12, 2020 5:32 AM EDT

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 the...

NY Red Bulls add Tetteh on loan from FC Red Bull Salzburg

Aug. 11, 2020 10:28 AM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — The New York Red Bulls have added Ghanaian national team forward Samuel Tetteh on loan from Red Bull Salzburg of the FC Austrian Bundesliga. The MLS team announced the move on Tuesday, saying the 24-year-old will occupy an international slot on New York’s roster through the end...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2018, file photo, official Kathryn Nesbitt watches during the first half of an MLS soccer match between the New York Red Bulls and Toronto FC in Harrison, N.J. When the Portland Timbers play Orlando City in the MLS is Back tournament championship on Tuesday night, Aug. 11, assistant referee Nesbitt will become the first woman to work a Major League Soccer title game. Nesbitt and Felisha Mariscal are the only two women among more than 40 officials that have been sequestered — just like the teams — in Florida for the monthlong tournament. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)

Kathryn Nesbitt breaks ground as MLS is Back final referee

Aug. 11, 2020 2:35 AM EDT

When the Portland Timbers play Orlando City in the MLS is Back tournament championship on Tuesday night, assistant referee Kathryn Nesbitt will become the first woman to work a Major League Soccer title game. Nesbitt and Felisha Mariscal are the only two women among more than 40 officials that have been...

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Rocky Rodriguez, left, and North Carolina Courage midfielder Samantha Mewis, right, battle for the ball during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Sam Mewis signs with Manchester City ahead of WSL season

Aug. 10, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

Midfielder Sam Mewis has signed with Manchester City ahead of the Women's Super League season. Mewis, who was on the U.S. national team that won the World Cup last summer in France, comes to Manchester City from the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League. “What I’m excited...

Nashville agrees to extend defender Walker Zimmerman's deal

Aug. 10, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville has agreed to an extension with defender Walker Zimmerman keeping the member of the U.S. men's national team under contract through 2023. Team officials announced the extension Monday. The deal uses Targeted Allocation Money and includes an option for the 2024 season. ...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020 file photo, two women wearing face masks pass by a giant poster of Atletico Madrid soccer players at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. Two members of Atletico Madrid's group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals have tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus

Aug. 9, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two members of Atlético Madrid's group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday — the first pandemic-related setback among clubs participating in the final stage of Europe's top club competition. The last eight...

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)

Man United's Solskjaer faces old teammate in Europa League

Aug. 9, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

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. ...

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 4, 2006 filer, Italy's Andrea Pirlo celebrates his side's first goal by teammate Fabio Grosso in the extra time of the semifinal World Cup soccer match between Germany and Italy in Dortmund, Germany. World Cup winner Pirlo was named Thursday, July 30, 2020, coach of Juventus’ under-23 team, which plays in Serie C. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini, File)

Pirlo hired to replace fired Sarri at Juventus

Aug. 8, 2020 2:40 PM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo was named Juventus’ new coach on Saturday, hours after Maurizio Sarri was fired. Pirlo was given a two-year contract, Juventus announced. Sarri was fired after his first season in charge ended with the team’s Champions League exit. Despite...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019 file photo, Olympiakos' head coach Pedro Martins smiles during a news conference in Piraeus port, near Athens. Olympiakos coach Pedro Martins heads to England for the Europa League meeting with Wolverhampton keen to manage in the Premier League one day. On the final night of action before the suspension of UEFA competitions, Olympiakos drew 1-1 with Wolves in Athens on March 12. Almost 150 days later, their Europa League last-16 second leg will finally be played on Thursday Aug. 6, 2020 in central England. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis, File)

AP Interview: Martins is Portugal's latest coaching success

Aug. 5, 2020 11:03 AM EDT

Fresh from winning the Greek league with Olympiakos, Pedro Martins looks around the world with pride at the achievements of his fellow Portuguese coaches. Lockdown provided a rare chance to catch up with many of them at length. “This pandemic creates something special with this problem — we have...