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In this March 7, 2012, file photo, Japan's Yuki Nagasato, center, challenges Germany's Annike Krahn, left, and Josephine Henning during the Algarve Cup women's soccer final match at the Algarve stadium outside Faro, southern Portugal. Nagasato won the Women's World Cup with Japan in 2011 and currently plays for the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. Now she is joining the Japanese men's club Hayabusa Eleven on loan. (AP Photo/Armando Franca, File)

Women's World Cup winner Nagasato joins men's club in Japan

Sep. 10, 2020 8:42 AM EDT

ATSUGI, Japan (AP) — Women’s World Cup winner Yuki Nagasato is joining Japanese men’s club Hayabusa Eleven on loan from the Chicago Red Stars in the NWSL. The men’s team plays in an amateur regional league that is several levels below the country’s top pro soccer league, the...

FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2012 file photo, Hornell's Luke Morgan is wrapped up by Hoosick Falls defenders during the third quarter of the New York State High School Football Class C championship game in Syracuse, N.Y. On Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, the New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced that football, volleyball and competitive cheer fall seasons will be postponed until March to address concerns associated with COVID-19. (AP Photo/Kevin Rivoli, File)

New York's public high schools moving football to March

Sep. 9, 2020 8:56 PM EDT

LATHAM, N.Y. (AP) — The New York State Public High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday that football, volleyball and competitive cheer fall seasons will be postponed until March to address concerns associated with the novel coronavirus. “We’ve spent two days speaking with nearly...

Ex-soccer coach charged with sexual contact with student

Aug. 24, 2020 4:20 PM EDT

WILLARD, Mo. (AP) — The boys and girls soccer coach in Willard has been charged with having sexual contact with a female student in 2009. Tim Magee, 49, was charged Saturday with three counts of second-degree statutory sodomy after the former student came forward with her allegation, prosecutors said. He...

NJ announces plans for fall high school sports season

Aug. 20, 2020 1:48 PM EDT

The agency that oversees high school sports in New Jersey has decided that indoor fall sports will be delayed until early next year, but outdoor sports will start their seasons in about a month. The New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association's Sports Advisory Task Force released its “Return to...

A Herriman player wear a mask during a high school football against Davis on Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. Utah is among the states going forward with high school football this fall despite concerns about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic that led other states and many college football conferences to postpone games in hopes of instead playing in the spring. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

The Latest: Texas A&M to have reduced capacity for football

Aug. 18, 2020 6:49 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas A&M has established a reduced capacity, distanced seating plan designed to host fans at Kyle Field as safely as possible. The university's plan focuses on the recommended health protocols and ensures that attendance...

St. Louis-area club soccer coach charged with statutory rape

Aug. 13, 2020 12:55 PM EDT

KIRKWOOD, Mo. (AP) — A former coach for a prominent St. Louis region soccer club has been charged with statutory rape after allegedly having a sexual relationship with a 16-year-old player. Hugh Patrick McVey, 31, was charged Thursday after a joint investigation in St. Charles and St. Louis counties. He...

Kansas prison locked down due to 2nd COVID-19 outbreak

Aug. 12, 2020 6:37 PM EDT

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — A Kansas prison has been locked down due to a coronavirus outbreak affecting nearly 100 inmates and staff at the facility, the government announced Wednesday. Kansas Department of Corrections Secretary Jeff Zmuda said none of the 84 inmates and 10 staff members at the Hutchinson...

KC youth soccer club founder pleads guilty to sex crime

Aug. 12, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The founder of a Kansas City-area youth soccer club has pleaded guilty to a sex crime involving a teen player and will be sentenced next month. Jason Cummins, 37, pleaded guilty in Johnson County District Court last month to attempted aggravated indecent liberties with a child...

FILE - In this July 16, 2020, file photo, Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker meets with people at City Market in Rockford, Ill. Gov. Pritzker set guidelines for youth sports on Wednesday, July 29, 2020, because of incidents where COVID-19 spread at sports camps and even in Major League baseball, and he warned that the growing number of cases in Illinois could result in tougher restrictions on social interaction.(Scott P. Yates/Rockford Register Star via AP, File)

COVID-19 pushes Illinois high school fall sports to spring

Jul. 29, 2020 6:17 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The governing body for high school athletics in Illinois decided Wednesday to push football and other fall sports to the spring due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Illinois High School Association's decision to move football, boys soccer and volleyball to a February-to-May season...

American forward Sebastian Soto joins relegated Norwich

Jul. 29, 2020 10:38 AM EDT

American forward Sebastian Soto has agreed to a three-year contract with Norwich, a team relegated to England’s second-tier League Championship after finishing last in the Premier League. Soto scored four goals for the U.S. at last year’s Under-20 World Cup as the Americans reached the...