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Juventus' McKennie, left, and Sampdoria's Federico Bonazzoli in action during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Juventus and Sampdoria at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Marco Alpozzi/LaPresse via AP)

US men's soccer won't play in October; 3-match max in 2020

Sep. 22, 2020 2:36 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — The U.S. men's soccer team has given up trying to play matches in October due to the coronavirus pandemic and will be limited to a maximum of three games in 2020, its fewest since 1987. The U.S. Soccer Federation said Tuesday it had abandoned its attempt to schedule home exhibition games for...

A doctor takes a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 at the Cocodrilos Sports Park in Caracas, Venezuela, Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, amid the new coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

The Latest: UMass to play football this fall, reversing call

Sep. 21, 2020 2:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ UMass says it will play football this fall, reversing an August decision to postpone the season until the spring. One of few independents in the Football Bowl Subdivision, the school says it will start in mid-October. Games...

Manchester City, Leyton Orient report new COVID-19 cases

Sep. 21, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The fourth-division team scheduled to host Tottenham in a League Cup match reported several coronavirus cases among its players Monday, and a Manchester City player also tested positive. Leyton Orient closed its stadium and training grounds after “a number of our first-team...

Germany's Ilkay Gundogan, center, runs with the ball past Spain's Thiago Alcantara, left, and Spain's Fabian Ruiz during their UEFA Nations League soccer match at the Mercedes-Benz Arena stadium in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Gundogan the latest Man City player to contract coronavirus

Sep. 21, 2020 6:15 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ilkay Gundogan has become the latest Manchester City player to test positive for the coronavirus. The Premier League club gave no details of Gundogan's condition on Monday, only saying he would be self isolating for 10 days based on government protocols. “Everyone at the...

Przybylko scores twice, Union beat 10-man Impact 4-1

Sep. 20, 2020 9:28 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Kacper Przybylko scored late in the first half and early in the second to help the Philadelphia Union beat the 10-man Montreal Impact 4-1 on Sunday night at Red Bull Arena. Alejandro Bedoya tied it for the Union (7-2-3) in the 22nd minute, Kacper Przybylko connected in first-half...

Tottenham's Son Heung-min celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur at St. Mary's Stadium in Southampton, England, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020. (Andrew Boyers/Pool via AP)

Son nets 4 as Spurs triumph; Mane double in Liverpool win

Sep. 20, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — No fans but no shortage of goals. There were 18 goals in the Premier League's four games on Sunday — with Tottenham's 5-2 victory over Southampton producing the most. Heung-min Son was rampant, scoring four in a league game for a first time — all assisted by Harry Kane, who got...

The Thorns open the fall series with a 3-0 win over Utah

Sep. 20, 2020 5:08 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Sophia Smith, the No. 1 overall pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft this year, scored in her Portland debut and the Thorns beat the Utah Royals 3-0 in a fall series match Sunday. There was drama before the start. The Royals placed head coach Craig Harrington and...

Watt scores 2 goals, Red Stars defeat Sky Blue 4-1 in NWSL

Sep. 20, 2020 3:49 PM EDT

BRIDGEVIEW, Ill. (AP) — Kealia Watt scored two goals and added an assist and the Chicago Red Stars downed Sky Blue 4-1 in a fall series match Sunday in the National Women's Soccer League. Sky Blue took the early lead on Ifeoma Onumonu's goal in the sixth minute. But the Red Stars went on to score four...

Valeri scores 2 goals, Timbers beat Earthquakes 6-1

Sep. 20, 2020 1:12 AM EDT

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Diego Valeri had two goals, Yimmi Chará had a goal and an assist, and the Portland Timbers beat the San Jose Earthquakes 6-1 on Saturday night. Jeremy Ebobisse, Jaroslaw Niezgoda and Julio Cascante also scored for Portland (5-4-3). Valeri converted from the spot in the 25th...

Bassett, Lewis goals lift Colorado Rapids past LA Galaxy 2-0

Sep. 20, 2020 12:44 AM EDT

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Cole Bassett and Jonathan Lewis scored and the Colorado Rapids beat the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday night. Colorado (4-4-4) rebounded from a 4-1 loss to FC Dallas on Wednesday night. The Galaxy (4-4-3) had their six-match unbeaten streak snapped. Sam Vines lofted the ball from...