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Portland Timbers midfielder Marvin Loria (44) controls the ball in front of LA Galaxy midfielder Sacha Kljestan during the first half of an MLS soccer match Monday, July 13, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Portland gets spark from Blanco, Timbers beat Galaxy 2-1

Jul. 14, 2020 1:16 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Jeremy Ebobisse and Sebastián Blanco scored seven minutes apart midway through the second half, Javier “Chicharito” Hernandez had a first-half penalty saved, and the Portland Timbers opened the MLS is Back tournament with a 2-1 win over the LA Galaxy on...

LAFC rallies with pair in 2nd half for 3-3 draw with Houston

Jul. 13, 2020 10:38 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Diego Rossi and Brian Rodriguez scored six minutes apart midway through the second half, and Los Angeles FC rallied for a 3-3 draw with the Houston Dynamo in the MLS is Back tournament on Monday night. The opening match of Group F turned into the highest scoring game of the...

FILE - In this Friday, July 3, 2020, file photo, Chicago Cubs manager David Ross gestures during baseball practice at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Ross was already stepping into some big shoes when he agreed to replace Joe Maddon as manager of the Cubs. Then the coronavirus pandemic hit. Now Ross is a first-year skipper trying to guide his team through a brand new experience full of testing and protocols and an unforgiving 60-game season. How well he navigates the unprecedented situation is an important slice of the Cubs' hopes for returning to the playoffs. (AP Photo/Kamil Krzaczynski, File)

The Latest: Irish rugby players taking pay cut

Jul. 13, 2020 8:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Rugby players in Ireland earning more than 25,000 euros ($28,000) a year have agreed to reduce their salary by 10% and defer 10% more until 2021. The Irish Rugby Football Union and Rugby Players Ireland agreed on the pay cut to...

NFL Panthers owner establishes South Carolina scholarships

Jul. 13, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Carolina Panthers owner David Tepper and his wife Nicole are donating $567,000 over the next three years to establish a scholarship program at the University of South Carolina. The funds will go to set up the Tepper Scholars program at the school's Department of Sports and...

Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus (9) celebrates after scoring his side's second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Brighton and Manchester City at the Falmer stadium in Brighton, England, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Cath Ivill/Pool via AP)

Analysis: Man City court win after flawed UEFA prosecution

Jul. 13, 2020 4:42 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In a season that could end with four trophies, Manchester City’s biggest victory hasn’t been secured by Kevin De Bruyne or Raheem Sterling. City fans are celebrating a squad of lawyers outsmarting UEFA’s judicial machinery in extra time and saving the club from a...

DC United scores twice late for 2-2 draw against Toronto FC

Jul. 13, 2020 11:39 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Federico Higuain and Frederic Brillant both scored late in the second half as D.C. United rallied for a 2-2 draw against Toronto FC on Monday in the MLS is Back tournament. D.C. United played the entire second half with 10 men after Junior Moreno picked up a second yellow card...

Manchester City players celebrate after scoring their second goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Newcastle at the Ethiad Stadium in Manchester, England, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

Manchester City overturns 2-year ban from Champions League

Jul. 13, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City successfully overturned its two-year ban from the Champions League on Monday in a surprising legal victory. The Court of Arbitration for Sport upheld City’s appeal against the UEFA ban, but imposed a 10 million euro ($11.3 million) fine on the club for failing to...

Leicester's Dennis Praet reacts after the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Michael Steele,Pool)

City's court win intensifies top-4 race in Premier League

Jul. 13, 2020 5:48 AM EDT

Manchester City’s success in overturning its Champions League ban on Monday has huge ramifications on the Premier League and the remaining two teams that will qualify for Europe's top club competition. Chelsea, Manchester United and Leicester — and maybe Wolverhampton Wanderers and Sheffield United,...

Manchester City overturns 2-year ban from Champions League

Jul. 13, 2020 4:33 AM EDT
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — Manchester City overturns 2-year ban from Champions League.

Real Salt Lake extends dominance of Colorado with 2-0 win

Jul. 13, 2020 1:00 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Albert Rusnak scored on a rebound in the first half, Damir Kreilach added a goal late in the second half and Real Salt Lake extended its dominance of Colorado with a 2-0 win Sunday night. The Rocky Mountain showdown on the first night of action in Group D of the MLS is Back...