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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam speaks during the COVID-19 press briefing inside the Patrick Henry Building in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, May 26, 2020. (Bob Brown/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

The Latest: Iowa AD looking at different football scenarios

May. 28, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Iowa athletic director Gary Barta is not ruling out having a full stadium for home football games. Barta told reporters the school is planning for several different scenarios, and one of them is opening 69,250-seat Kinnick...

Seattle Sounders captain and MLS soccer midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro poses for a photo after he took part in a flag raising for the launch of the

MLS gives OK to small group training sessions

May. 28, 2020 3:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer gave its teams the go-ahead Thursday to begin small voluntary group training sessions outdoors. The group sessions, which must comply with local public health and government restrictions, are the next step in the league’s efforts to return to action after...

FILE - In this April 29, 2018 file photo taken with a fisheye lens, a flag flies at the Banc of California Stadium prior to an MLS soccer game between Los Angeles FC and the Seattle Sounders in Los Angeles. Los Angeles FC will seek a new name for its 2-year-old Banc of California Stadium after a restructuring of the bank's partnership with the Major League Soccer club. LAFC announced Tuesday, May 26, 2020 that Banc of California will eventually give up its naming rights to the sleek new stadium just south of downtown Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ringo H.W. Chiu, file)

LAFC will seek new name for Banc of California Stadium

May. 26, 2020 7:40 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC will seek a new name for its 2-year-old Banc of California Stadium after the Major League Soccer club and the bank restructured their partnership. LAFC announced Tuesday that Banc of California will eventually give up its naming rights to the still-new stadium just south...

This image from the Twitter account of MLS soccer team FC Cincinnati shows a tweet, Thursday, May 21, 2020, to introduce new head coach Jaap Stam. The photo actually shows Ajax Youth coach Tinus van Teunenbroek. FC Cincinnati sent another tweet with a photo that shows Stam. (Twitter via AP)

Bald truth: Cincinnati MLS team tweets wrong photo of coach

May. 22, 2020 6:58 PM EDT

CINCINNATI (AP) — Oops! Cincinnati's Major League Soccer team posted the wrong photo in its tweet announcing the hiring of former Manchester United defender Jaap Stam. And it wasn't the first time the coach with a shaved head has been confused with someone else who has the same look. “It's happened...

Gretchen DeBartolo takes an order for a family of five at The South Congregational Church Food Pantry, Wednesday, May 20, 2020, in Pittsfield, Mass. Additionally, the pantry operates a kitchen that serves up to 100 people per meal to go. All the food distribution is carefully packed and transferred without contact. (Ben Garver/The Berkshire Eagle via AP)

COVID-19 deaths top 6,000; Baker touts new work protocols

May. 20, 2020 4:36 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The number of COVID-19-related deaths in Massachusetts has surged past 6,000 as the state’s economy begins to reopen. There were 128 new COVID-19-related deaths reported Wednesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 6,066 since the start of the pandemic. Massachusetts has recorded...

MLS All-Star Game in LA canceled due to pandemic

May. 19, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Soccer’s All-Star Game has been canceled for the first time in its quarter-century history because of the coronavirus pandemic. MLS All-Stars had been scheduled to play counterparts from Mexico’s Liga MX on July 29 at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. MLS...

Robert Lewandowski of Munich celebrates his side's opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 17, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hannibal Hanschke, Pool)

Bayern wins on Bundesliga return in silent stadium

May. 17, 2020 5:43 PM EDT

Defending champion Bayern Munich returned to action Sunday with a 2-0 win at Union Berlin as the restart of German soccer continued in empty stadiums. Players' shouts echoed off the rows of concrete terracing around Union's stadium as Bayern moved closer to an eighth straight league title. Bayern chairman...

Policemen are standing outside the stadium at the old forest ranger station in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 17, 2020, ahead of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich. (Christophe Gateau/dpa via AP)

All quiet for Union Berlin's biggest game of the season

May. 17, 2020 2:25 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — A strong police and media presence outside the stadium provided the only clues that Union Berlin was about to play Bayern Munich in its biggest — and quietest — Bundesliga game of the season on Sunday. Only a few diehard soccer fans showed up outside promoted Union’s...

FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2019, file photo, FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead plays the ball while Minnesota United forward Miguel Ibarra chases him during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Frisco, Texas. Hollingshead has been sheltering in place since Major League Soccer suspended the season because of the coronavirus outbreak. But his experience has been a bit different than other athletes in the same situation. He and his family have spent the time bonding with their foster son.  (AP Photo/Roger Steinman, File)

Dallas defender Hollingshead fosters baby amid pandemic

May. 16, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

With two children of their own, FC Dallas defender Ryan Hollingshead and his wife, Taylor, wanted to add to their young family in a way that would align with a desire to help others. Guided by that faith, last year the couple went through the process to become foster parents. And now, while social distancing at...

The supporter's entrance of the Signal Iduna Park, Germany's biggest stadium of Borussia Dortmund, is closed in Dortmund, Germany, Thursday, May 14, 2020. Bundesliga will now restart on May 16, 2020 when Borussia Dortmund will play the derby against FC Schalke 04 at home without spectators due to the coronavirus outbreak. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Masks, tests, empty stadiums: Bundesliga resumes amid virus

May. 15, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — No fans, no hugging, no spitting. The Bundesliga will be very different when it resumes Saturday following a two-month suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic. There will be no children to accompany players onto the field, no contact between rivals in the tunnel before games, no...