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Atletico Madrid's head coach Diego Simone kicks a ball during a training session at the Jose Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Wednesday Aug. 12, 2020. Atletico Madrid will play Leipzig in a Champions League quarterfinals soccer match on Thursday. (Lluis Gene/Pool via AP)

Atlético catching all the breaks in Champions League

Aug. 12, 2020 2:54 PM EDT

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — So far so good for Atlético Madrid in the quest for its first Champions League title. Diego Simeone’s team has caught all the breaks going into the decisive final-eight tournament in Lisbon. Old foes Real Madrid and Cristiano Ronaldo are gone. It drew Leipzig instead of...

Portland Thorns FC midfielder Rocky Rodriguez, left, and North Carolina Courage midfielder Samantha Mewis, right, battle for the ball during the second half of an NWSL Challenge Cup soccer match at Zions Bank Stadium Saturday, June 27, 2020, in Herriman, Utah. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Sam Mewis signs with Manchester City ahead of WSL season

Aug. 10, 2020 6:52 PM EDT

Midfielder Sam Mewis has signed with Manchester City ahead of the Women's Super League season. Mewis, who was on the U.S. national team that won the World Cup last summer in France, comes to Manchester City from the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer League. “What I’m excited...

FILE - In this May 5, 2020 file photo, two women wearing face masks pass by a giant poster of Atletico Madrid soccer players at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium in Madrid, Spain. Two members of Atletico Madrid's group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals have tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday, Aug. 9. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)

Atlético says 2 group members test positive for coronavirus

Aug. 9, 2020 4:43 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Two members of Atlético Madrid's group set to travel to Portugal for the Champions League quarterfinals tested positive for the coronavirus on Sunday — the first pandemic-related setback among clubs participating in the final stage of Europe's top club competition. The last eight...

Arsenal's Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang holds the trophy celebrating with team mates players celebrate with the trophy after the FA Cup final soccer match between Arsenal and Chelsea at Wembley stadium in London, England, Saturday, Aug.1, 2020. (Catherine Ivill/Pool via AP)

Aubameyang goals clinch FA Cup for Arsenal, beating Chelsea

Aug. 1, 2020 3:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang clinched a record-extending 14th FA Cup for Arsenal on Saturday, scoring twice in a 2-1 victory against Chelsea at an empty Wembley Stadium. Christian Pulisic had become the first American man to score in an FA Cup final but his fifth-minute opener was canceled out...

FILE - This Oct. 3, 2018 file photo shows a view of the exterior of Wembley Stadium in London. Supporters will attend soccer in Britain on Friday, July 31, 2020 for the first time since the country’s coronavirus lockdown four months ago. In a pilot event for the planned widespread return of supporters, 500 will be allowed into the Irish Cup final at 18,500-capacity Windsor Park. Northern Ireland is ahead of the rest of the U.K. Over in London on Saturday, England’s FA Cup final will be played without any spectators at Wembley. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth, File)

1st FA Cup final without fans becomes campaigning platform

Jul. 31, 2020 11:41 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — There will be no walk up to the royal box. No Prince William to hand over the trophy. Either Arsenal captain Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang or Chelsea counterpart César Azpilicueta will have to pick it up themselves on the pitch. Even the traditional pre-match “Abide With Me”...

Barcelona's Lionel Messi celebrates his goal against Osasuna during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Barcelona and Osasuna at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Thursday, July 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

2020 Champions League final dropped from US network TV

Jul. 29, 2020 4:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Champions League quarterfinals and semifinals will disappear from U.S. network and cable English-language television this summer under the new contract between UEFA and CBS, and the remainder of the 2019-20 competition will be primarily streamed. CBS took over rights from TBS during the...

The Latest: Texas has zero active coronavirus infections

Jul. 28, 2020 7:22 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Texas has no active coronavirus infections on the football team or among the volleyball and men’s and women’s basketball team players on campus, athletic director Chris Del Conte said Tuesday. The football team...

Leicester's Jamie Vardy wipes his face during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Michael Regan/Pool via AP)

Longest season ends, pandemic issues linger for the EPL

Jul. 27, 2020 2:08 PM EDT

Once the final whistle blew on the longest English Premier League, 352 days after it began, there was a sense of relief and grief for Dean Smith. There was joy at Aston Villa avoiding relegation on the final day of the pandemic-interrupted season, and sadness for the manager who could not share the achievement...

Manchester City's David Silva is applauded by team mates at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Manchester City and Norwich City at the Etihad Stadium in Manchester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (AP Photo/Dave Thompson, Pool)

Bayern chair says UEFA 'didn't do a great job' on City case

Jul. 27, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

UEFA “didn’t do a great job” investigating Manchester City after the English club’s two-year ban from European competitions was overturned, Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge said Monday. The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled two weeks ago that some of UEFA's accusations...

Manchester United's Bruno Fernandes celebrates with teammates after scoring his side's opening goal from the penalty spot during the English Premier League soccer match between Leicester City and Manchester United at the King Power Stadium, in Leicester, England, Sunday, July 26, 2020. (Oli Scarff/Pool via AP)

United, Chelsea into CL; Bournemouth, Watford down from EPL

Jul. 26, 2020 7:27 PM EDT

Manchester United and Chelsea qualified for the Champions League at the expense of Leicester on a frantic final day of the Premier League season on Sunday, while Bournemouth and Watford were relegated to end five-year stays in the top flight. United won 2-0 at Leicester through goals by Bruno Fernandes and Jesse...