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A woman and two children wear masks at a playground, Saturday, July 11, 2020, in Los Angeles. The number of deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. had been falling for months, and even remained down as some states saw explosions in cases. But now a long-expected upturn has begun, driven by fatalities in states in the South and West. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

The Latest: Heat wave brings crowds to California's beaches

Jul. 12, 2020 6:42 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES -- A heat wave has brought crowds to California’s beaches, where people mostly heeded warnings to keep a safe distance from each other as the state grappled with a spike in coronavirus infections and hospitalizations. Lifeguard Chief Jason Young said Sunday that people are spread out on Orange...

Leicester City goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel, left, appeals to referee Stuart Attwell after Bournemouth's Dominic Solanke, not pictured, scores his side's second goal of the game and Leicester City's Caglar Soyuncu, right, is sent off following a challenge on Bournemouth's Callum Wilson during the English Premier League soccer match between Bournemouth and Leicester City at Vitality Stadium in Bournemouth, England, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Andy Couldridge,Pool)

Leicester jeopardizes Champions League hopes with collapse

Jul. 12, 2020 5:54 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the top four since September, Leicester's Champions League hopes are no longer so certain. A 4-1 capitulation at relegation-threatened Bournemouth on Sunday summed up Leicester's form since the Premier League returned from its three-month coronavirus-enforced shutdown. “I would say...

France kicks off fans' return to elite European soccer

Jul. 12, 2020 3:26 PM EDT

LE HAVRE, France (AP) — For the first time since the coronavirus shut down sports and chased away spectators, fans returned Sunday to elite European soccer, turning out in their thousands to see Paris Saint-Germain's superstars back on a field. For their return to work, PSG's marquee attacking duo of...

Crystal Palace's Wilfried Zaha takes a knee in support of the Black Lives Matter movement before the English Premier League soccer match between Aston Villa and Crystal Palace at Villa Park in Birmingham, England, Sunday, July 12, 2020. (Tim Keeton/Pool Photo via AP)

Boy, 12, arrested after Palace player Zaha gets racist posts

Jul. 12, 2020 2:57 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A 12-year-old boy was arrested by police after Crystal Palace player Wilfried Zaha highlighted racist abuse he received ahead of Sunday's Premier League match at Aston Villa. The racist messages and images referenced the Ivory Coast international being Black and showed the Ku Klux Klan. They...

Spirit down Dash 1-0 in Challenge Cup

Jul. 12, 2020 2:53 PM EDT

HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Bayley Feist scored early and the Washington Spirit held off the Houston Dash for a 1-0 victory on Sunday in the National Women's Soccer League's Challenge Cup. Feist grabbed a pass from Ashley Hatch and scored from atop the penalty area in the 16th minute at Zions Bank Stadium. ...

MLS postpones Toronto-DC United match after positive test

Jul. 12, 2020 9:40 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Major League Soccer postponed a match between Toronto FC and D.C. United shortly before it was scheduled to begin Sunday morning because of one unconfirmed positive test and one inconclusive test for the coronavirus. The unconfirmed positive test was for a D.C. United player,...

Gyasi Zardes powers Columbus past Cincinnati FC 4-0

Jul. 12, 2020 1:39 AM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gyasi Zardes scored twice to help the Columbus Crew beat Ohio rival Cincinnati FC 4-0 on Saturday night in the MLS is Back tournament. The game started after 11 p.m. local time because the earlier match between Atlanta United and the New York Red Bulls was delayed by...

Valot scores as Red Bulls down Atlanta United 1-0

Jul. 11, 2020 11:03 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Florian Valot scored in the opening minutes, and the New York Red Bulls beat Atlanta United 1-0 on Saturday night in the MLS is Back tournament. The game was delayed for 45 minutes because of lightning in the area. The tournament is being played without fans at ESPN’s...

New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman, left, leaves the field after a bullpen session with catcher Gary Sanchez after a bullpen session during a baseball summer training camp workout Sunday, July 5, 2020, at Yankee Stadium in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The Latest: Pop keeping eye on Japan, and Olympic hopes

Jul. 11, 2020 8:15 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich, the U.S. men’s basketball coach, says he is watching how Japan — the site of the next Olympics — is handling the coronavirus. “They seem to be doing a pretty good...

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, Brooklyn Beckham poses for photographers upon his arrival at the V & A Summer Party in London. Brooklyn Beckham, son of retired soccer superstar David Beckham and former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham, and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced that they're engaged. Beckham and Peltz both posted the news on their Instagram accounts on Saturday July 11, 2020. (Photo by Joel C Ryan/Invision/AP, File)

Beckham son Brooklyn is engaged to actress Nicola Peltz

Jul. 11, 2020 1:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Brooklyn Beckham, son of retired soccer superstar David Beckham and fashion designer Victoria Beckham, and American actress Nicola Peltz have announced they're engaged. Beckham and Peltz both posted the news on their Instagram accounts Saturday. “Two weeks ago I asked my soulmate to...