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FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)

Soccer teams turning to virtual 'fan tokens' to raise money

Jun. 24, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Soccer clubs around Europe are increasingly turning to virtual “fan tokens” to raise money and enhance fan engagement. And the money can pile up fast. The latest club to enter the world of blockchain, Spanish champion Barcelona, generated 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) in less...

FILE - In this Nov. 17, 2012, file photo, an Arizona State fan is all alone in the upper deck during an NCAA college football game against Washington State, in Tempe, Ariz. As lock-downs are lifted, restrictions on social gatherings eased and life begins to resemble some sense, sports are finally starting to emerge from the coronavirus pandemic. Many college and pro sports teams already were dealing with declining ticket sales. The improved at-home experience, the emergence of wide-spread legalized betting and the changing social makeup of fan bases have been catalysts, while dynamic pricing, increases in parking and concession prices and a push toward luxury seating have exacerbated the problem.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)

The Latest: 28 Clemson athletes, staffers test positive

Jun. 19, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Clemson said 28 athletes or staff members have tested positive for COVID-19 since returning to school June 8. Clemson has administered 315 tests since the school was given the green light to resume on-campus athletic activity....

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after missing a scoring chance during the Italian Cup soccer final match between Napoli and Juventus, at Rome's Olympic Stadium, Wednesday, June 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

At 35, Ronaldo may have lost a step during the lockdown

Jun. 18, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — At 35, Cristiano Ronaldo is struggling to regain his famous explosiveness following the three-month break for the coronavirus pandemic. The Juventus striker failed to make an impact in his first two matches back, making his run of 19 goals in 14 consecutive matches before the break seem like a...

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo stands in front of the empty stands during an Italian Cup second leg soccer match between Juventus and AC Milan at the Allianz stadium, in Turin, Italy, Friday, June 12, 2020. The match was being played without spectators because of the coronavirus lockdown. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

A semi-private viewing of Ronaldo as Italian soccer resumes

Jun. 13, 2020 8:50 AM EDT

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo bellowed out a loud expletive when he missed a chance at the end of the first half in Italy’s first soccer match in more than three months. Everyone in the huge, empty stadium, all 300 or so of us, could hear it plain as day. As a reporter for The Associated...

FILE - In this July 16, 2014, file photo, a student walks through empty seats inside Kenan Stadium at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, N.C., where preparations continue for the upcoming college football season. The crippling grip the coronavirus pandemic has had on the sports world has forced universities, leagues and franchises to evaluate how they might someday welcome back fans. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)

The Latest: Martinsville Speedway to host food giveaway

Jun. 8, 2020 1:18 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ NASCAR fans won’t be allowed to attend when the Cup Series races at Martinsville Speedway on Wednesday night, but the sport’s impact will surely be felt by Henry County residents the next day. The Joey Logano...

FILE - In this Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020, file photo, fans pose below the NHL league logo at a display outside Falcon Stadium before an NHL Stadium Series outdoor hockey game between the Los Angeles Kings and Colorado Avalanche, at Air Force Academy, Colo. The NHL nailed down the final details of a playoff format if the season can resume on the same day word came out that another player has tested positive for the coronavirus. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)

The Latest: 75 Penn State football players to return Monday

Jun. 4, 2020 9:46 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Penn State will begin bringing some students back to campus Monday, including 75 football players. Voluntary workouts for football players who have been medically cleared can begin on June 15. The school said players have been...

FILE - In this April 20, 2019 file picture, Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates at the end of a Serie A soccer match between Juventus and AC Fiorentina, at the Allianz stadium in Turin, Italy. The Italian minister of sport Vincenzo Spadafora announced Thursday, May 28, 2020 that the Serie A will restart on June 20, to conclude the championship after the coronavirus stop. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

Torino and Parma to kick off Italian soccer's return

Jun. 1, 2020 1:33 PM EDT

Torino’s match at home to Parma on June 20 will be the first Serie A match when Italy’s top soccer league resumes with a match almost every day until Aug. 2. All matches will initially take place without any spectators but Italian soccer is considering the possibility of allowing fans into stadiums...

FILE - In this Friday, May 29, 2015 file photo, a man holds an original banner from the 1985 match during a commemoration at the King Boudouin (formerly the Heysel) Stadium in Brussels. Friday, May 29, 2020 marks 35 years since 39 victims lost their lives during a European Cup football match between Liverpool and Juventus due to a surge of rival supporters resulting in a collapsed wall. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)

Coronavirus crisis restricts Heysel disaster remembrance

May. 29, 2020 7:03 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — Authorities and fans on Friday marked the 35th anniversary of the Heysel Stadium tragedy where 39 people died during violence at the 1985 European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus. Flowers and wreaths were laid at a remembrance plaque at the King Baudouin Stadium, which was...

The gates of St. Edwards' Lewis-Chen Family Soccer Field are locked and marked closed due to the coronavirus outbreak, Tuesday, May 5, 2020, in Austin, Texas. In response to the economic impact of COVID-19, St. Edwards says they are cutting cut six sports programs including men's and women's tennis, men's and women's golf and men's soccer. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

The Latest: Three South Carolina coaches taking salary cuts

May. 19, 2020 3:29 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ South Carolina’s highest paid head coaches are taking 10% salary cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic. Football coach Will Muschamp, men’s basketball coach Frank Martin and women’s basketball coach Dawn...

Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the Juventus sport center after his first training, in Turin, Italy, May 19, 2020. Cristiano Ronaldo has reported back to Juventus’ training center after a 10-week absence. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner showed up for medical tests with the Serie A leader Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Ronaldo observed a two-week isolation period at his home in Turin after spending the lockdown period in his native Portugal. (Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP)

Cristiano Ronaldo reports to Juventus, gives thumbs up

May. 19, 2020 12:13 PM EDT

Cristiano Ronaldo reported to Juventus’ training center for medical tests on Tuesday after a 10-week absence and gave the media a thumbs up when he left three hours later. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner observed a two-week isolation period at his home in Turin after spending the lockdown in his...