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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: Houston Rockets stars miss practice in Florida

Jul. 11, 2020 7:23 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Houston Rockets stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook did not travel with the team to Orlando and did not participate in the team’s first practice. Coach Mike D’Antoni didn’t provide a reason for their...

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...

Norwich City's Max Aarons is dejected at the end of the English Premier League soccer match between Norwich City and West Ham at the Carrow Road stadium in Norwich, England, Saturday, July 11, 2020. (Alex Pantling/Pool via AP)

Norwich relegated, Liverpool drops home points for 1st time

Jul. 11, 2020 12:29 PM EDT

Norwich became the first team to be relegated from the English Premier League as Liverpool dropped points at Anfield for the first time this season on Saturday. Michail Antonio scored all the goals for West Ham in its 4-0 win over last-placed Norwich, which cannot stay up because it was 13 points behind...

COVID-19 cases at Swiss soccer club raise league doubts

Jul. 11, 2020 9:21 AM EDT

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss top-tier soccer club Zurich said it had more cases of coronavirus Saturday among its players and staff who are now in home quarantine. Zurich did not specify how many new cases were reported after the initial COVID-19 positive test of defender Mirlind Kryeziu was announced Friday....

FILE - Feb. 15, 1995 file photo of Ireland soccer team manager Jack Charlton. Jack Charlton, who won the World Cup with England in 1966, has died it was announced on Saturday July 11, 2020. He was 85. (PA via AP)

England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85

Jul. 11, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

Jack Charlton, an uncompromising central defender who won the 1966 World Cup with England alongside his brother, Bobby, before coaching Ireland to its first major tournaments, has died. He was 85. Nicknamed “Big Jack,” and celebrated for his earthy “beer and cigarettes” image,...

Anthony Ujah of Union Berlin scores his teams first goal past Goalkeeper, Florian Kastenmeier of Fortuna Dusseldorf during a German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and Fortuna Duesseldorf in Berlin, Germany, Saturday, June 27, 2020.  (Maja Hitij/dpa via AP, pool)

German club plans mass virus testing to fill stadium again

Jul. 11, 2020 5:08 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — German soccer club Union Berlin is offering free coronavirus tests for more than 20,000 fans as part of a plan to hold games in a full stadium in September. The Bundesliga club will offer testing ahead of each game to 22,012 fans — the stadium's official capacity — and club...

England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85

Jul. 11, 2020 4:22 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — England World Cup winner Jack Charlton dies at 85.
Seattle Sounders midfielder Nicolas Lodeiro (10) goes down as he battle for the ball against San Jose Earthquakes midfielder Jackson Yueill during the second half of an MLS soccer match, Friday, July 10, 2020, in Kissimmee, Fla. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

Frei, Vega standout as Seattle and San Jose play to 0-0 draw

Jul. 10, 2020 11:57 PM EDT

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Seattle goalkeeper Stefan Frei made eight saves, including a diving stop on a deflected shot in the 70th minute, and the Sounders and San Jose played to a 0-0 draw in the MLS is Back tournament on Friday night. The West Coast squads seemed to wilt in the heat and humidity of...

Real Madrid's Karim Benzema shoots to score a penalty against Deportivo Alaves during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Deportivo Alaves at the Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Friday, July 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Madrid beats Alavés 2-0 for 8th straight win in title march

Jul. 10, 2020 7:00 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Karim Benzema helped Real Madrid move one step closer to dethroning Lionel Messi’s Barcelona on Friday. Benzema scored one goal and set up another to lead Madrid to beating Alavés 2-0 and restoring a four-point lead over Barcelona in the Spanish league with only three...

Fans, coach Landon Donovan return to pitch for USL relaunch

Jul. 10, 2020 6:31 PM EDT

Fans get to watch U.S. pro team sports in person for the first time in four months when Landon Donovan resumes his fledgling coaching career in a United Soccer League match. Due to social distancing rules, only about a quarter of the 20,000 seats at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy, Utah, will be available Saturday for...