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Atlanta United has positive test, cancels in-person activity

Oct. 26, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has canceled in-person activity at its training facility after one player tested positive for COVID-19. The team announced Monday the decision to cancel in-person activity was made out of an abundance of caution, but its scheduled match at Orlando City on Wednesday night is...

A Leeds United's assistant coach, name not available, wearing protective goggles and a mask, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, helps players to warm up prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road ground in Leeds, England, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Italian club Reggiana says 21 players have virus

Oct. 26, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Italian soccer club Reggiana says 21 players and six staff members have the coronavirus. The Serie B team’s coach and assistant coach and among those who have tested positive for COVID-19. Reggiana’s game against...

Manchester City's Riyad Mahrez reacts during the English Premier League soccer match between West Ham and Manchester City, at the London Olympic Stadium Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (Justin Tellis, Pool via AP)

City lacking usual spark amid injuries, fixture pile-up

Oct. 26, 2020 8:45 AM EDT

Manchester City’s weary players boarded a plane to France on Monday, the southern city of Marseille being the latest stop on their gruelling and seemingly interminable fixture schedule in a pandemic-disrupted season like no other. There will have been no senior strikers on the flight, with Sergio Aguero...

FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 7, 2020 file photo Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts during the Champions League round of 16 second leg, soccer match between Juventus and Lyon at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. The Portuguese soccer federation says Cristiano Ronaldo has tested positive for the coronavirus. The federation says Ronaldo is doing well and has no symptoms. He has been dropped from the country's Nations League match against Sweden on Wednesday. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, File)

Ronaldo in doubt for Messi's visit to Juventus

Oct. 25, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

Some talking points ahead of the second round of games in the Champions League: NO RONALDO VS. MESSI? The highly anticipated matchup of Cristiano Ronaldo against Lionel Messi likely won’t happen because Ronaldo has the coronavirus. Juventus has not reported many details of Ronaldo’s status but the...

Musovski, Vela score in LAFC's 2-0 victory over Galaxy

Oct. 25, 2020 6:02 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Danny Musovski and Carlos Vela scored second-half goals and Los Angeles FC beat the 10-man LA Galaxy 2-0 on Sunday. LAFC improved to 8-7-4 to move into fourth place in the Western Conference. The last-place Galaxy dropped to 5-10-3. The Galaxy went down a man in the 22nd minute when...

Everton's Lucas Digne, centre right, is shown a red card by the referee after a foul on Southampton's Kyle Walker-Peters during an English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Everton at the St. Mary's stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein, Pool)

Everton loses last unbeaten record in unpredictable EPL

Oct. 25, 2020 5:27 PM EDT

For the first time in more than half a century, England’s top division is without an unbeaten team after six rounds of games. Everton was the last side to relinquish its undefeated record in this most unpredictable of seasons, though the 2-0 loss at Southampton didn’t knock Carlo Ancelotti’s...

A view of a  lunch box at the Pudding Pantry which they will be providing free, during half term for any child in need, who would normally get a free school lunch, after MPs voted to reject a motion to provide food to those in need during the school holidays, in Nottingham, England, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty. (Tim Goode/PA via AP)

UK doctors demand free meals for kids as COVID fuels hunger

Oct. 25, 2020 10:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pediatricians are urging the British government to reverse course and provide free meals for poor children during school holidays as the COVID-19 pandemic pushes more families into poverty. Some 2,200 members of the Royal College of Pediatrics and Child Health have written an open letter to...

The Latest: England cancels soccer friendly against Germany

Oct. 25, 2020 10:15 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ England has canceled its women’s friendly match against Germany on Tuesday after a member of its backroom staff tested positive for the coronavirus. The Football Association says it has made the decision in light of...

Adnan, Ricketts score; Whitecaps beat Earthquakes 2-1

Oct. 25, 2020 12:51 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Ali Adnan and Tosaint Ricketts scored in the second half in the Vancouver Whitecaps' 2-1 victory over the San Jose Earthquakes on Saturday night. Vancouver (8-12-0) has won three of its last four matches while San Jose (6-8-6) is 1-2-1 in its last four. Both have 24 points and remain...

Maurer has 3 saves, Dallas ties Real Salt Lake 0-0

Oct. 25, 2020 12:15 AM EDT

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Jimmy Maurer posted his fifth shutout in his 13th start of the season, and Dallas played Real Salt Lake to a 0-0 tie on Saturday night. Maurer finished with three saves and two crosses caught for Dallas (6-5-7), which managed to secure a point and move into a tie with Los Angeles for...