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A shoe shiner wearing a face mask to prevent the spread of coronavirus cleans a shoes of a customer at Gran Via avenue in downtown Madrid, Spain, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020. Spain's health minister has reiterated his plea for Madrid's regional authorities to apply more stringent restrictions on mobility in Europe's worst coronavirus hotspot. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

The Latest: France hospitals to open beds for virus patients

Sep. 27, 2020 8:58 AM EDT

PARIS — Hospitals in the Paris and Marseille regions are delaying some scheduled operations to free up space for COVID-19 patients as the French government tries to stem a rising tide of infections, the health minister said Sunday. As restaurants and bars in Marseille prepared Sunday to close for a week as...

FILE - In this Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019 file photo, United States forward Tobin Heath, left, passes the ball in front of Sweden defender Hanna Glas during the first half of a women's international friendly soccer match in Columbus, Ohio. Tobin Heath will soon be hoping to play at Old Trafford again. The winger has more chance now she has signed for Manchester United, although the Women’s Super League team has yet to play in the stadium that has been home to the men’s side for 110 years. (AP Photo/Paul Vernon, File)

Man United recruit Heath eager to play at Old Trafford again

Sep. 23, 2020 11:47 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Stepping back inside Old Trafford this week took Tobin Heath back eight years, to one of the wildest Olympic soccer matches ever played. Heath remembers it as an “epic.” Three times the United States trailed Canada. Three times the game was leveled by the Americans before Alex...

Manchester City, Leyton Orient report new COVID-19 cases

Sep. 21, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The fourth-division team scheduled to host Tottenham in a League Cup match reported several coronavirus cases among its players Monday, and a Manchester City player also tested positive. Leyton Orient closed its stadium and training grounds after “a number of our first-team...

Germany's Ilkay Gundogan, center, runs with the ball past Spain's Thiago Alcantara, left, and Spain's Fabian Ruiz during their UEFA Nations League soccer match at the Mercedes-Benz Arena stadium in Stuttgart, Germany, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Matthias Schrader)

Gundogan the latest Man City player to contract coronavirus

Sep. 21, 2020 6:15 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Ilkay Gundogan has become the latest Manchester City player to test positive for the coronavirus. The Premier League club gave no details of Gundogan's condition on Monday, only saying he would be self isolating for 10 days based on government protocols. “Everyone at the...

FILE - In this July 7, 2019, file photo, United States' Alex Morgan controls the ball during the Women's World Cup final soccer match against The Netherlands at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France. Tottenham secured the biggest signing yet in a summer of high-profile acquisitions in the Women’s Super League by bringing in United States striker Alex Morgan on a one-season deal. The 31-year-old Morgan will play in England for the first time and moves four months after giving birth to her first child. (AP Photo/David Vincent, File)

Alex Morgan joins influx of top Americans in English league

Sep. 12, 2020 2:02 PM EDT

Alex Morgan once famously celebrated a goal against England by pretending to sip a cup of tea. Now she’ll get to try out the English way of life for real. “Shall we get the teabags in?" read a post on the official Twitter account of the England Women's team after Tottenham announced the signing of...

American stars Heath, Press join Man United Women in England

Sep. 9, 2020 12:04 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Tobin Heath and Christen Press became the latest high-profile American arrivals in the Women's Super League after signing for Manchester United on Wednesday. United joined local rival Manchester City in bringing two members of the U.S. national team to England's top league for...

FILE - In this Sunday, June 23, 2019 file photo, Colombia's James Rodriguez gives a thumbs up before a Copa America Group B soccer match against Paraguay at Arena Fonte Nova in Salvador, Brazil. James Rodriguez joined Premier League club Everton on Monday, Sept. 7, 2020 in an attempt to revive a career that faltered at Real Madrid. Signed by the Spanish giants after capturing world football with a stunning goal for Colombia at the 2014 World Cup, Rodriguez couldn’t match those highs in Madrid. (AP Photo/Ricardo Mazalan, file)

PREMIER LEAGUE 2020-21: Rodriguez, Havertz among signings

Sep. 9, 2020 11:01 AM EDT

A look at some of the most high-profile new signings across the Premier League ahead of the new season starting Saturday: JAMES RODRIGUEZ (Everton) The fact the Colombia playmaker is still best known for that incredible volley he scored at the 2014 World Cup signals two things: that it was a strike of the highest...

France's Kylian Mbappe celebrates his goal during the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Sweden and France at Friends Arena, Saturday, Sept. 5, 2020, in Stockholm, Sweden. (Christine Olsson/TT via AP)

Mbappé, Sterling rediscover scoring touch in Nations League

Sep. 5, 2020 5:11 PM EDT

Kylian Mbappé and Raheem Sterling have started their new seasons a lot better than they finished their last. With an individual goal that combined fortune and inspired impudence, Mbappé earned France a 1-0 win at Sweden in the Nations League on Saturday. Earlier, Sterling converted a penalty in...

US star Mewis makes winning start in Women's Super League

Sep. 5, 2020 11:56 AM EDT

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — United States midfielder Sam Mewis had a winning start for Manchester City in the Women’s Super League as the competition got underway in England on Saturday. Mewis played the full game — and almost scored in second-half injury time — in City’s 2-0...

FILE - Former United States goalkeeper Tim Howard is honored before an international friendly soccer match between the United States and Mexico, Friday, Sept. 6, 2019, in East Rutherford, N.J. Former U.S. and Premier League goalkeeper Tim Howard is returning to NBC as an analyst when its coverage of England's top division begins next week. The network announced on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2020, that Howard will be a studio analyst.  (AP Photo/Steve Luciano, File)

Tim Howard joining NBC's Premier League team as analyst

Sep. 1, 2020 2:01 PM EDT

Former U.S. and Premier League goalkeeper Tim Howard is returning to NBC as an analyst when its coverage of England's top division begins next week. The network announced Tuesday that Howard will be a studio analyst. He did occasional game analysis during NBC's first three seasons of the Premier League (2013-16)...