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Dallas Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy wears a star on his mask on the sideline during the second half of an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/John Froschauer)

The Latest: Italian soccer match postponed because of virus

Oct. 1, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Italian league soccer match between Genoa and Torino on Saturday has been postponed because 15 players and staff at Genoa tested positive for the coronavirus. Local health authorities in Genoa have banned the team from...

US soccer team forfeits match after anti-gay slur

Oct. 1, 2020 6:03 AM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego Loyal forfeited a second-division soccer match in the United States in protest against an anti-gay slur apparently hurled at one of its players. The comment toward Collin Martin, who is openly gay, was said to be made near the end of the first half of Wednesday's match against...

Christine Sinclair has hat trick, Thorns down Reign 4-1

Oct. 1, 2020 12:12 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Christine Sinclair had three goals and the Portland Thorns beat OL Reign 4-1 on Wednesday night in a National Women's Soccer League fall series match. Sinclair scored her first in the 40th minute off a pass from Lindsey Horan, then added a penalty kick in stoppage time before the...

Ajax's Sergino Dest, left, and Getafe's Marc Cucurella vie for the ball during a round of 32, second leg, Europa League soccer match between Ajax and Getafe at the Johan Cruyff ArenA in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

Barcelona close to signing young American defender Dest

Sep. 30, 2020 11:09 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — American right back Sergiño Dest is set to join Barcelona, coach Ronald Koeman said on Wednesday. The Ajax player underwent a medical in Barcelona and the clubs were finalizing the details to make the transfer official, the Barcelona coach said. “He almost certainly will be with...

In this photo provided by the Portland Thorns, Portland Thorns' Sophia Smith looks on during an NWSL soccer match against Utah on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in Portland, Ore. The No. 1 pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft and U.S. national team prospect, Smith comes from a family of basketball players — and it was just assumed she'd head in the same direction. Turned out Smith was right to choose soccer. It paved her way to Stanford, and now to a career in the NWSL.   (Craig Mitchelldyer/Portland Thorns via AP)

Rookie Smith hopes to build on successful Thorns debut

Sep. 29, 2020 6:54 PM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland Thorns rookie Sophia Smith laughs when she recalls the conversation with her dad back in high school about her blossoming soccer career. The No. 1 pick in the National Women's Soccer League draft and U.S. national team prospect comes from a family of basketball players...

Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll wears a mask as he talks to an official during the first half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

The Latest: Virus knocks out South Alabama-Troy game

Sep. 29, 2020 4:48 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Alabama called off its Saturday game with Sun Belt rival Troy because of COVID-19. The school on Tuesday didn’t say how many players had been affected by the coronavirus, but the team was stopping workouts. South...

Liverpool's Diogo Jota, centre, is congratulated by teammate Fabinho after scoring his team's third goal during the English Premier League soccer match between Liverpool and Arsenal at Anfield in Liverpool, England, Monday, Sept. 28, 2020. (Jason Cairnduff/Pool via AP)

With 3rd straight win, Liverpool making ominous start to EPL

Sep. 29, 2020 4:09 PM EDT

Three wins from three games, two big rivals dispatched, and an expensive new signing already on the scoresheet. Liverpool is making an ominous start to its title defense in the English Premier League. The champion's high-risk, high-reward strategy paid off in its come-from-behind 3-1 win over Arsenal on Monday in...

US to play Canada, Martinique in 2021 CONCACAF Gold Cup

Sep. 29, 2020 4:07 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — The United States was drawn to play Canada, Martinique and either Barbabos, Bermuda, Haiti or St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the group stage of next summer’s CONCACAF Gold Cup, a tournament many top players are likely to skip. The Confederation of North American and Caribbean...

Yuelli, San Jose shock LAFC 2-1 in late match victory

Sep. 28, 2020 12:56 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jackson Yueill's tap-in goal in extra time lifted San Jose to a 2-1 comeback win over LAFC on Sunday night. Christian Espinoza set up Yueill's goal, weaving through defenders to the left of the goal for a perfect center to Yueill in the 93rd minute. San Jose (3-6-5) knotted it in the...

Portland Timbers midfielder Marvin Loria, left, and Vancouver Whitecaps midfielder Leonard Owusu compete for the ball during the first half of an MLS soccer match in Portland, Ore., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. (AP Photo/Steve Dykes)

Timbers score early and hold off the Whitecaps 1-0

Sep. 28, 2020 12:50 AM EDT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Felipe Mora scored in the opening minutes and the Timbers held off the Whitecaps 1-0 on Sunday night in Vancouver's first “home” match in Portland. Travel restrictions forced Major League Soccer's Canadian teams to find temporary homes in the United States for the...