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Listen up: Roberto Mancini is Italy’s standout at Euro 2020

Jun. 12, 2021 06:35 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — For months, Italy’s players have been repeating the same mantra: “Our strength is in the group. We don’t have a single standout player.” The Azzurri do have a standout coach, though, and Roberto Mancini’s impact in turning around a team that failed...

Queen Elizabeth honors key women in UK's rapid vaccine drive

Jun. 11, 2021 18:53 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has used her birthday honors list to celebrate those at the forefront of the U.K.'s rapid rollout of COVID-19 vaccines over the past few months, which has been credited with turning around the country's pandemic response. Two of the most...

Euro 2020 opening marks return of mega-scale sports events

Jun. 11, 2021 18:33 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Postponed by a year, the biggest sporting event since the coronavirus brought the world to a halt kicked off Friday at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome — a milestone both for European and world sports. The opening match of soccer's European Championship was...

Italy convincing in 3-0 win over Turkey to open Euro 2020

Jun. 11, 2021 17:28 PM EDT

ROME (AP) — Italy waited a long time for this European Championship to start and then showed Friday just how eager the team was to play the tournament opener. After humiliatingly failing to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, Italy was already back on track with a perfect...

The Latest: Italy opens Euro 2020 with 3-0 win over Turkey

Jun. 11, 2021 16:51 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer's European Championship: ___ A flurry of second-half goals gave Italy a 3-0 win over Turkey in the opening match of the European Championship. Ciro Immobile kicked in a rebound from close range and Lorenzo...

Booing of anti-racism gesture reinforces need to take a knee

Jun. 11, 2021 15:25 PM EDT

BURTON-ON-TRENT, England (AP) — What should be the perfect opening to England’s European Championship campaign — in its home stadium on a scorching summer afternoon — instead carries an element of trepidation about the reception the players will receive from their own fans. ...

The coronavirus-delayed European Championship has started with Italy playing Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome

Jun. 11, 2021 15:05 PM EDT
ROME (AP) — The coronavirus-delayed European Championship has started with Italy playing Turkey at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome.

Committed Brazil a favorite to defend Copa America title

Jun. 11, 2021 14:34 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil’s international players were reluctant to play in the Copa America on home soil. Now that they’re committed, they're favored to win it. Argentina still looms as a threat to Brazil's title defense, but now as a visiting team. ...

New musical puts late Dutch great Johan Cruyff center stage

Jun. 11, 2021 07:46 AM EDT

LEUSDEN, Netherlands (AP) — Johan Cruyff’s tempestuous life is being made into a musical that reflects the “total football” style of play the Dutch soccer great pioneered. On the opening day of the pandemic-delayed European Championship, the cast and crew of “14...

Atlanta midfielder Emerson Hyndman tears knee ligament

Jun. 10, 2021 16:09 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta midfielder Emerson Hyndman injured a knee during training and needs surgery. The team said Thursday he tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. Hyndman has one goal in seven games this season, his third with...