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Seattle Sounders forward Raul Ruidiaz, left, and midfielder Cristian Roldan celebrate after the Sounders scored during the second half of an MLS soccer match against the Vancouver Whitecaps in Portland, Ore., Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Sounders clinch playoff spot with 2-0 win over Vancouver

Oct. 28, 2020 1:15 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Raul Ruidiaz had a goal and an assist in his first game back after testing positive for coronavirus while on international duty, and the Seattle Sounders clinched a spot in the playoffs with a 2-0 victory over the Vancouver Whitecaps on Tuesday night. The defending MLS Cup champion...

Nashville SC midfielder Randall Leal, left, is congratulated by Alex Muyl after scoring a goal during the first half of the team's MLS soccer match against the Montreal Impact, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020, in Harrison, N.J. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)

Willis gets MLS-leading 9th shutout, Nashville tops Montreal

Oct. 27, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Randall Leal scored in the 33rd minute, Joe Willis recorded his MLS-leading ninth shutout and Nashville SC beat the Montreal Impact 1-0 on Tuesday night at Red Bull Arena. Nashville (7-6-7) is unbeaten in its last four games and moved into seventh place in the Eastern Conference...

Real Madrid's Federico Valverde celebrates after Real Madrid's Casemiro scored his side's second goal during the Champions League group B soccer match between Borussia Moenchengladbach and Real Madrid at the Borussia Park in Moenchengladbach, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)

Champions League: Madrid in trouble despite late fightback

Oct. 27, 2020 7:41 PM EDT

With one point from its opening two games, Real Madrid is facing another fight to preserve its proud record of qualifying for the knockout stage in all of its seasons in the Champions League. It could have been a whole lot worse for the record 13-time European champions on Tuesday, though. Heading into the 87th...

Barcelona president resigns in fallout from feud with Lionel Messi

Oct. 27, 2020 4:13 PM EDT
BARCELONA (AP) — Barcelona president resigns in fallout from feud with Lionel Messi.
A member of the Kansas State marching band plays the trombone while wearing a face mask during the second half of an NCAA football game against Kansas Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020, in Manhattan, Kan.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

The Latest: Positive test halts Cal basketball workouts

Oct. 27, 2020 4:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ California’s men’s basketball team is pausing workouts after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19. The school says he is not showing symptoms and the team is following all contact tracing, quarantine...

FILE — In this file photo taken Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014, South African soccer captain Senzo Meyiwa, is photographed in Johannesburg.  Six years and one day since Meyiwa was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him in an organized

Arrests, drama 6 years after S. Africa soccer star's killing

Oct. 27, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

CAPE TOWN, South Africa (AP) — Six years and one day since South Africa's popular national soccer team captain was fatally shot at his celebrity girlfriend's house, five men accused of being part of a plot to assassinate him appeared in a courtroom Tuesday only for the case to be beset by confusion and...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, March 3, 2020, FIFA President Gianni Infantino addresses a meeting of European soccer leaders at the congress of the UEFA governing body in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19, and according to a statement FIFA says Infantino “has reported mild symptoms, has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for ten days.” (AP Photo/Peter Dejong, FILE)

FIFA president Infantino tests positive for COVID-19

Oct. 27, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — FIFA president Gianni Infantino has tested positive for COVID-19. The governing body of world soccer said Tuesday that Infantino has mild symptoms and "has immediately placed himself in self-isolation and will remain in quarantine at least for 10 days.” People who have come into...

Atlanta United has positive test, cancels in-person activity

Oct. 26, 2020 5:37 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Atlanta United has canceled in-person activity at its training facility after one player tested positive for COVID-19. The team announced Monday the decision to cancel in-person activity was made out of an abundance of caution, but its scheduled match at Orlando City on Wednesday night is...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 16, 2018, file photo, Argentine sportscaster and Telemundo soccer broadcaster Andres Cantor smiles during an interview about his 2018 World Cup assignment, in New York. Cantor, famous for his screams of “Goooooaaal!” during soccer broadcasts, has won the Colin Jose Media Award given annually by the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. The award was announced Sunday night, Oct. 25, 2020. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

Andrés Cantor to receive US Soccer Hall media award

Oct. 26, 2020 2:56 PM EDT

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — Andrés Cantor, famous for his screams of “Goooooaaal!” during soccer broadcasts, has won the Colin Jose Media Award given annually by the U.S. National Soccer Hall of Fame. Cantor will receive the award at next year’s induction ceremony that will include...

A Leeds United's assistant coach, name not available, wearing protective goggles and a mask, to help prevent the spread of coronavirus, helps players to warm up prior to the English Premier League soccer match between Leeds United and Wolverhampton Wanderers at Elland Road ground in Leeds, England, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. (Martin Rickett/Pool via AP)

The Latest: Italian club Reggiana says 21 players have virus

Oct. 26, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Italian soccer club Reggiana says 21 players and six staff members have the coronavirus. The Serie B team’s coach and assistant coach and among those who have tested positive for COVID-19. Reggiana’s game against...