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Atalanta's Luis Muriel celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Sampdoria at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP)

All 5 former winners in same half of Champions League draw

Jul. 10, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — All five former Champions League winners were put into the same half of the draw on Friday, setting up a possible semifinal pairing between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich — who have combined to win 26 European Cups...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi fights for the ball between Espanyol's Victor Sanchez, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

New Euro soccer format a platform for CBS to build audience

Jul. 9, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

The pandemic-enforced changes to the Champions League presented the perfect format for CBS to find to broadcast European soccer's showpiece competition earlier than planned in the United States. Rather than the usual home-and-away series for the quarterfinals and semifinals, UEFA has adopted a rapid two-week,...

Liverpool's Sadio Mane, left, celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Aston Villa at Anfield Stadium in Liverpool, England, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Shaun Botterill/Pool via AP)

Liverpool makes triumphant Anfield return as English champ

Jul. 5, 2020 4:25 PM EDT

They walked out to another guard of honor, with a huge rectangular banner high up in the Sir Kenny Dalglish Stand reading: “Liverpool FC – Champions Again”. Liverpool’s players were back home at Anfield for the first time since winning a first English league title since 1990. It was a...

Morata double leads Atlético to 3-0 over Mallorca in Liga

Jul. 3, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Álvaro Morata scored twice to lead Atlético Madrid to a 3-0 win over Mallorca and extend its strong finish to the Spanish league on Friday. Diego Simeone’s team has long been out of the title race being disputed by leader Real Madrid and second-placed Barcelona,...

FILE - In this Aug. 27, 2018, file photo, fans walk outside of Arthur Ashe Stadium during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced, Tuesday, June 16, 2020, that the U.S. Open will be played in Queens from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13, but without fans in attendance. (AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)

The Latest: AVP shifts beach volleyball season to tournament

Jun. 17, 2020 5:55 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The AVP tour will have a three-week beach volleyball tournament in Long Beach, California, to replace the 2020 season that has been suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic. The AVP Champions Cup Series will take place on...

FC Barcelona's Antoine Griezmann, third left, after scoring his side's second goal during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Tuesday, June 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Montfort)

Champions League to be played at mini-tournament in Lisbon

Jun. 17, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — The Champions League will finish with a mini-tournament in Lisbon, restarting in August after a five-month suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Eight teams will play from the quarterfinals in knockout games at two venues over 12 days, the UEFA executive committee decided Wednesday....

Champions League to be held as an 8-team knockout tournament in Lisbon in August

Jun. 17, 2020 10:03 AM EDT
NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Champions League to be held as an 8-team knockout tournament in Lisbon in August.
FILE - In this file photo dated Thursday, April 9, 2020, gates stand locked outside the closed English Premier League soccer Manchester City Etihad Stadium, in Manchester, northern England. The Premier League resumes Wednesday June 17 after its three-month suspension because of the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Jon Super, File)

Talking points ahead of the Premier League restart

Jun. 16, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

Some talking points ahead of the resumption of the Premier League following a three-month suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic: RECORD-BREAKING REDS The fact that Liverpool will win its first English league title in 30 years is not really in doubt. Still to be ascertained, however, is how much of a...

FILE - In this Jan. 25 2020, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner calls a play in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State, in Atlanta. In the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, Georgia Tech wants to make sure its athletes take  time to vote in November. The school said Thursday, June 4, 2020, that nine teams will cancel all mandatory activities on the Nov. 3 to recognize the importance of casting a ballot. Pastner said George Floyd’s death has given everyone a chance to evaluate “the way we treat each other as human beings and what we can and should do to back up our words.”(AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

The Latest: National Soccer Hall of Fame to reopen Wednesday

Jun. 9, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Soccer Hall of Fame is reopening for the first time in nearly three months. The museum in Frisco, Texas, will reopen to the public Wednesday at 50% of its usual capacity. It has been closed since March 13 because of...

Thomas Mueller, left, of Munich is challenged by Edmond Tapsoda of Leverkusen during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Bayern Munich in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday, June 6, 2020. (Matthias Hangst, Pool via AP)

Müller the chef serves up title-winning assists for Bayern

Jun. 8, 2020 9:57 AM EDT

DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Call them Road Runner and The Chef. Alphonso Davies and Thomas Müller have built an effective and affectionate partnership this season, and it's driving Bayern Munich toward a record-extending eighth straight German title. “I call him Chef,” Davies said in...