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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...

Pulido, Fontàs score to help Sporting KC beat Rapids 4-0

Oct. 24, 2020 11:42 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Alan Pulido scored in his first game back from international duty, Andreu Fontàs scored his first career MLS goal, and Sporting Kansas City beat the Colorado Rapids 4-0 on Saturday night. Sporting KC (10-6-3) moved past Seattle and Portland and into first in the Western...

Crew takes advantage of own goal in a 1-1 tie against Dynamo

Oct. 24, 2020 10:28 PM EDT

HOUSTON (AP) — Victor Rodriguez's own-goal on a clearing attempt at the 67th minute helped the Columbus Crew salvage a 1-1 tie against the Houston Dynamo on Saturday. Though the time of possession was largely even, Houston (4-7-9) failed to capitalize on a 24-6 shot advantage against the Crew (10-4-5)....

White's late goal gives Red Bulls 2-2 draw with Fire

Oct. 24, 2020 10:13 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — Brian White scored in extra time and the New York Red Bulls salvaged a 2-2 tie against the Chicago Fire on Saturday night. White scored off a scrum in front in the 91st minute. Chicago (5-8-6) appeared to take control of the match when Przemyslaw Frankowski scored in the 72nd minute for a...