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Salloi scores in 71st, Sporting KC ties Austin FC 1-1

Jun. 12, 2021 17:36 PM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Daniel Salloi tied it in the 71st minute and Sporting Kansas City held on for a 1-1 draw with expansion Austin FC on Saturday. Johnny Russell challenged goalkeeper Brad Stuver for the loose ball from the deflection of Gianluca Busio’s long...

In scary scene at Euro 2020, Eriksen collapses on the field

Jun. 12, 2021 17:31 PM EDT

COPENHAGEN (AP) — As Christian Eriksen lay unconscious on the field, his pulse slipping away, Denmark team doctor Morten Boesen quickly realized there wasn’t a second to lose. “He was breathing, and I could feel his pulse. But suddenly that changed,” Boesen said...

Lukaku sends message to Eriksen as Belgium wins at Euro 2020

Jun. 12, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia (AP) — Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first of his two goals in a 3-0 win over Russia on Saturday at the European Championship. After swivelling to shoot into the bottom corner in...

The Latest: Lukaku delivers message to Eriksen at Euro 2020

Jun. 12, 2021 16:52 PM EDT

The Latest on soccer’s European Championship: ___ Romelu Lukaku delivered a heartfelt message to Denmark player Christian Eriksen after scoring the first goal in Belgium’s 3-0 victory over Russia at the European Championship. ...

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...

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. ...

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...

Pope Francis blesses UEFA officials ahead of Euro 2020

Jun. 10, 2021 08:31 AM EDT

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis met with UEFA president Aleksander Čeferin and other soccer officials on Thursday to offer his blessings before the European Championship kicks off in Rome. Euro 2020, which was postponed by a year because of the coronavirus pandemic,...