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FC Cologne's Anthony Modeste shoots at goal during a German Bundesliga soccer match between 1. FC Cologne and Fortuna Duesseldorf in Cologne, Germany, Sunday, May 24, 2020.  (Thilo Schmuelgen/pool via AP)

The Latest: NWSL moves to allow training in small groups

May. 25, 2020 12:33 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Women’s Soccer League says players may start training in small groups, provided it is done under league protocols and meets the requirements of local authorities. Teams will be able to progress to full team...

Manchester City's Pauline Bremer, right, celebrates scoring against Everton during the Women's Super League match at the Academy Stadium, Manchester, England, Saturday Jan. 11, 2020. (Anthony Devlin/PA  via AP)

Women's Super League in England canceled because of virus

May. 25, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The top women’s soccer league in England was canceled with immediate effect Monday because of the coronavirus outbreak, with no decision reached on which teams have won the title and been relegated. The decision was taken to end the Women’s Super League following...

Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum, left, fights for the ball with Atletico Madrid's Joao Felix during a second leg, round of 16, Champions League soccer match between Liverpool and Atletico Madrid at Anfield stadium in Liverpool, England, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. (AP Photo/Jon Super)

Atlético Madrid forward João Félix has minor knee sprain

May. 25, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Atlético Madrid said Monday that forward João Félix has sprained his left knee. The clubs said tests have shown that the Portuguese forward “suffered a low grade” ligament sprain and his return to training will depend on how he responds to treatment. The club did...

FILE - In this Sunday Jan. 5, 2020 file photo, the damaged statue of soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic next to Stadion football arena in Malmo, Sweden. The much-vandalized statue of Zlatan Ibrahimovic is staying in Malmo. Committee members from the Swedish city’s council have held a meeting Monday, May 18 to discuss proposals from local citizens about where to move the statue of the soccer player from its current location outside Malmo’s stadium. The bronze sculpture has been repeatedly attacked since Ibrahimovic become a part-owner in Hammarby.(Johan Nilsson/TT via AP, file)

Ibrahimović injures calf while training with AC Milan

May. 25, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

MILAN (AP) — Zlatan Ibrahimović injured his calf while training for the anticipated restart of Serie A with AC Milan on Monday. The forward will undergo medical exams on Tuesday to determine the extent of the injury, the club said. Serie A has been suspended since March 9 due to the coronavirus...

Munich's Leon Goretzka celebrates scoring their first goal with Robert Lewandowski duringh the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayern Munich and Eintracht Frankfurt in Munich, Germany, Saturday, May 23, 2020. (Andreas Gebert/pool via AP)

Onus on Dortmund to beat Bayern in quietest ever 'Klassiker'

May. 25, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Borussia Dortmund has to beat Bayern Munich on Tuesday if anyone is to have a realistic chance of stopping the seven-time defending champion from claiming yet another Bundesliga title. “This game will be decisive. If we lose, it’s more or less over,” Dortmund defender...

Workers walk into Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Monday, May 25, 2020. Spanish league clubs are now allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks. (AP Photo/Paul White)

Spanish clubs now allowed to train with groups of 14 players

May. 25, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish league clubs are now allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks. Only 10 players were allowed in group training last week because of confinement restrictions that are gradually being lifted across the hard-hit...

Leipzig's Timo Werner in action with 1.FSV Mainz 05's Moussa Niakhate during a German Bundesliga soccer match between FSV Mainz 05 and RB Leipzig in Mainz, Germany, Sunday, May 24, 2020.  (Kai Pfaffenbach/pool via AP)

No fans and no protesters as Leipzig beats Mainz 5-0

May. 24, 2020 6:30 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Leipzig seemed to enjoy playing in an empty stadium with no protesters as it routed host Mainz 5-0 to move third in the Bundesliga on Sunday. Germany forward Timo Werner scored a hat trick. Leipzig has got used to protests from rival fans due to its support from backer Red Bull. The energy...

In this photo provided by Atletico Madrid, team players take part in the first group training session in Madrid, Spain, Monday May 18, 2020. All Spanish league clubs can begin group training sessions this week despite stricter lockdown restrictions remaining in place in parts of Spain because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Atletico de Madrid via AP)

Spanish league wants to resume with Seville derby on June 11

May. 24, 2020 6:04 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The president of the Spanish soccer league said Sunday the competition could restart as early as June 11 with the Seville derby between Sevilla and Real Betis. Javier Tebas made the announcement a day after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez said that the league would be allowed to...

Soccer fans react during the Belarusian Cup final soccer match between BATE Borisov and Dynamo Brest in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, May 24, 2020. BATE Borisov has won the Belarusian Cup with thousands of fans watching in a rare case of a soccer trophy being decided during the coronavirus pandemic. Belarus has not stopped holding public gatherings with spectators. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)

The Latest: Russell wins virtual F1 Monaco GP; Leclerc 3rd

May. 24, 2020 3:13 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Formula One driver George Russell won the virtual Monaco Grand Prix race by a large margin on the day the iconic race would have been held. The 22-year-old British driver, who races for the Williams team in F1, finished 39...

In this Friday, May 22, 2020 photo, a groom wearing a face mask leads a horse to the track at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Horse racing returned to the track after being idled for one and a half months because of public health officials' concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: Fired NASCAR star wins World of Outlaws race

May. 24, 2020 2:07 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Fired NASCAR star Kyle Larson won the World of Outlaws race Saturday night in Pevley, Missouri, a day after finishing second behind brother-in-law Brad Sweet in the first Sprint Cup event with live fans in the dirt...