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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...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Osasuna during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, July 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

2020 Champions League final dropped from US network TV

Jul. 29, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Champions League quarterfinals and semifinals will disappear from U.S. network and cable English-language television this summer under the new contract between UEFA and CBS, and the remainder of the 2019-20 competition will be primarily streamed. CBS took over rights from TBS during the...

The Latest: Texas has zero active coronavirus infections

Jul. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...

A couple walk past the closed stadium of Spanish 2nd division club Rayo Vallecano in Madrid, Spain, Thursday May 14, 2020. Soccer players in Spain are currently allowed to undergo individual training sessions at their team's training camps, with longer group sessions and full squad practices expected in the coming weeks if the coronavirus pandemic doesn't get worse. La Liga president Javier Tebas has said he hopes the league can restart on June 12.  (AP Photo/Paul White)

Spanish soccer still in turmoil over suspended 2nd-tier game

Jul. 27, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Chaotic, contentious and comical — the end of the Spanish soccer season hasn’t gone smoothly at all. Officials have been exchanging accusations, clubs have been demanding justice and local authorities are upset. The turmoil was created by the suspension of a match in the final...

Spanish league cancels game involving club affected by virus

Jul. 26, 2020 1:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish league said Sunday that it has decided that a second-division game postponed because of an outbreak of coronavirus cases will not be played. The league made the announcement after new test results this weekend took the total number of COVID-19 cases at club Fuenlabrada to 28, with...

Manchester City's Raheem Sterling, right, celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Watford and Manchester City at the Vicarage Road Stadium in Watford, England, Tuesday, July 21, 2020. (Adrian Dennis/Pool via AP)

4-0 rout by Man City deepens Watford's relegation concerns

Jul. 21, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

WATFORD, England (AP) — As the ball rolled past him and Manchester City's score racked up, goalkeeper Ben Foster increasingly feared for Watford's Premier League survival. “You get into a state of trying to minimize as much damage as you can,” he said, “and it’s a dangerous way...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi, left, fights for the ball with Alaves' Victor Camarasa during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Alaves and FC Barcelona, at Mendizorroza stadium, in Vitoria, northern Spain, Sunday, July 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Madrid and Barcelona savor break ahead of Champions League

Jul. 20, 2020 11:48 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — With the Spanish league over, Real Madrid and Barcelona are ready to recharge and regroup as they turn their focus to the Champions League. The teams responded differently following the stoppage caused by the coronavirus pandemic, with Madrid thriving and winning the title and Barcelona...

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, left, is airborne as he kicks at the ball away from Manchester City's Benjamin Mendy during the FA Cup semifinal soccer match between Arsenal and Manchester City at Wembley in London, England, Saturday, July 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Matt Childs,Pool)

Arteta outwits Guardiola: Arsenal beats City to reach final

Jul. 18, 2020 7:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Seven months after leaving Pep Guardiola's side, Mikel Arteta outwitted his mentor to ensure his first season as Arsenal manager will end with an FA Cup final. In only his 25th match as a manager, Arteta masterminded a 2-0 victory — secured by Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double...

Real Madrid clinches Spanish league title

Jul. 16, 2020 5:10 PM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid clinches Spanish league title.
Real Madrid's Karim Benzema shoots to score a penalty against Deportivo Alaves during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Madrid beats Alavés 2-0 for 8th straight win in title march

Jul. 10, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid move one step closer to dethroning Lionel Messi’s Barcelona on Friday. Benzema scored one goal and set up another to lead Madrid to beating Alavés 2-0 and restoring a four-point lead over Barcelona in the Spanish league with only three...