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Washington Spirit players celebrate with Sam Staab after she scored a goal against the Portland Thorns during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium on Sunday, July 5, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Spirit, Thorns play to 1-all draw in the NWSL Challenge Cup

Jul. 6, 2020 12:46 AM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Sam Staab's header in the 77th minute pulled the Washington Spirit into a 1-1 draw with the Portland Thorns on Sunday night in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup tournament. Lindsey Horan's diving header off a free kick from Meghan Klingenberg put the Thorns up 1-0 in...

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...

Erceg scores in Courage's 1-0 victory over Red Stars

Jul. 5, 2020 2:58 PM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Defender Abby Erceg's header in the 81st minute gave the North Carolina Courage a 1-0 victory over the Chicago Red Stars on Sunday in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup. The two-time defending NWSL champions have won all three of their games in Utah to sit atop the...

Manchester City's head coach Pep Guardiola gestures during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Laurence Griffiths,Pool)

City-Madrid can go ahead in England because of exemptions

Jul. 5, 2020 12:20 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Manchester City can host Real Madrid in the second leg of their last-16 match in the Champions League next month after the British government announced selected sports stars would be exempt from quarantine requirements when competing in the country. There was a possibility the game might have...

West Ham's Tomas Soucek, left, and Newcastle's Jamaal Lascelles challenge for the ball during the English Premier League soccer match between Newcastle United and West Ham United at St. James' Park in Newcastle, England, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Laurence Griffiths/Pool via AP)

West Ham twice squanders lead, draws 2-2 at Newcastle in EPL

Jul. 5, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — West Ham twice squandered a lead against Newcastle and had to settle for a 2-2 draw that moved the team four points clear of the Premier League's relegation zone on Sunday. With five games remaining, West Ham is inching closer to survival but could yet live to regret switching off...

Scoreboard shows the final score during the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Liverpool at Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Thursday, July 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson,Pool)

Enhanced crowd audio adds another dimension to fanless games

Jul. 5, 2020 10:00 AM EDT

There's clearly a huge difference between an English Premier League match and one played between friends on a local field. But when you take away 54,000 fans who would otherwise be singing and cheering at Liverpool's Anfield, both sound the same. That doesn't seem appropriate to Pierre Moossa, NBC's coordinating...

Sheffield United's John Egan celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Burnley and Sheffield United, at Turf Moor Stadium in Burnley, England, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (Clive Brunskill/Pool Photo via AP)

Burnley, Sheffield United draw 1-1 in Premier League

Jul. 5, 2020 9:08 AM EDT

BURNLEY, England (AP) — Sheffield United’s unlikely hopes of qualifying for the Champions League were further reduced after a 1-1 draw at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday. John Egan earned United a point with an 80th-minute equalizer at a virtually empty Turf Moor that left Chris...

Houston Dash forward Rachel Daly, front right, takes a shot as OL Reign defender Amber Brooks, right., looks on during the first half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium, Saturday, July 4, 2020, Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Dash down Reign 2-0 in NWSL's Challenge Cup

Jul. 5, 2020 1:25 AM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Kristie Mewis and Shea Groom scored to give the Houston Dash a 2-0 victory over OL Reign on Saturday night in the group stage of the NWSL’s Challenge Cup tournament. The Dash now have five goals, most of any team in the tournament. Mewis scored in the 12th minute, taking a...

MLS Dallas-Vancouver match delayed because of positive tests

Jul. 4, 2020 9:59 PM EDT

The MLS is Back Tournament match between FC Dallas and the Vancouver Whitecaps set for Thursday has been postponed because of positive tests for the coronavirus. The group-stage game will be rescheduled, the league said Saturday. FC Dallas announced earlier this week that six players had tested positive for the...

New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone during a baseball workout at Yankee Stadium in New York, Saturday, July 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

The Latest: Yankees' LeMahieu, Cessa test positive for virus

Jul. 4, 2020 7:34 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on sports around the world: ___ Yankees All-Star infielder DJ LeMahieu and right-hander Luis Cessa tested positive for the coronavirus before traveling to New York for preseason camp and are self-isolating at home. Manager Aaron Boone said LeMahieu was...