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FILE - In this Saturday, May 28, 2016 file photo Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos celebrates with the trophy after the Champions League final soccer match between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid at the San Siro stadium in Milan, Italy. In the absence of the Champions League final on Saturday, The Associated Press will take a look back at some of the greatest teams, players and matches in the history of the tournament. The AP will pick a topic for every letter of the alphabet to remember the greats of the game and the greatest games, going back to when the competition was called the European Cup and through its transformation into the Champions League. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

With Champions League on hold, AP looks back at past greats

May. 29, 2020 9:03 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — In the absence of the Champions League final on Saturday, The Associated Press will take a look back at some of the greatest teams, players and matches in the history of the tournament. This year’s final, scheduled to be played in Istanbul, is on hold because of the coronavirus...

FILE - In this Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2020 file photo, Manchester City's Gabriel Jesus, right, celebrates after scoring his side's opening goal during the Champions League, round of 16, first leg soccer match between Real Madrid and Manchester City at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain. Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European soccer will be heard over three days in June. The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has set aside June 8-10 for the case. It is unclear if a hearing will be held in person at the court or by video link. No timetable was set for a verdict but a ruling is needed before English teams enter next season’s Champions League draw. Man City was banned by UEFA in February for “serious breaches” of financial monitoring rules and failing to cooperate with investigators. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)

CAS to hear Man City's appeal against 2-year ban in June

May. 19, 2020 12:03 PM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Manchester City’s appeal against a two-year ban from European soccer will be heard over three days in June, the Court of Arbitration for Sport said Tuesday. CAS set aside June 8-10 for the case. It is unclear if a hearing will be held by video link or in person at the court in...

FILE - In this Sept. 28, 2019, file photo, Chicago Cubs' Nico Hoerner, left, celebrates with teammate Ian Happ after Happ hit a two-run home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in St. Louis. When the coronavirus pandemic stopped spring training last month, Ian Happ offered Nico Hoerner, Zack Short and Dakota Mekkes a place to stay if they wanted to remain in Arizona. That's how “The Compound” was born. (AP Photo/Scott Kane, File)

The Latest: MLB bat factory resumed production

May. 11, 2020 9:17 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Major League Baseball may be weeks away from playing again, but the factory that supplies bats to many of its players resumed production Monday in Kentucky. The Hillerich & Bradsby plant that makes Louisville Slugger bats...

NHL profile photo on Chicago Blackhawks player Patrick Kane at a game against the Calgary Flames in Calgary, Alta. on Sat, Feb. 15, 2020. THE CANADIAN PRESS IMAGES/Larry MacDougal

The Latest: 3 players on Brazilian soccer team test positive

May. 7, 2020 1:08 AM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Copa Libertadores champions Flamengo of Brazil say three players have tested positive for COVID-19 but are asymptomatic. The Rio de Janeiro-based club said in a statement 293 employees were tested, including all players, their...

FILE - In this Feb.29, 2020 file photo, PSG's Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side's fourth goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris-Saint-Germain and Dijon, at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Paris Saint-Germain has been declared French league champion after the soccer season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)

PSG declared French league champion as season ends early

Apr. 30, 2020 2:00 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain was declared champion of the French soccer league on Thursday after the season ended early because of the coronavirus pandemic. The announcement from the league followed the French government's decision on Tuesday to call off the soccer and rugby seasons in the country and...

FILE - In this May 5, 2018, file photo, Mike Smith rides Justify to victory during the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby horse race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The move of the Triple Crown’s first leg to Labor Day weekend due to the coronavirus pandemic will mark the first time the Derby won’t run on the first Saturday in May since 1945. (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

The Latest: North Carolina considering allowing NASCAR race

Apr. 23, 2020 7:43 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The governor of North Carolina is still considering a request to allow NASCAR to race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in May. Gov. Roy Cooper on Thursday extended the state’s stay-at-home order because of the coronavirus...

A woman takes images of decorated bicycles, or flower bikes, as sign warns for the risk of spreading the coronavirus in Amsterdam, Netherlands, Sunday, April 19, 2020. (AP Photo/Peter Dejong)

The Latest: Bucks' Hill details family experience with virus

Apr. 21, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Milwaukee Bucks guard George Hill says his wife’s 85-year-old grandmother recently battled the coronavirus. “By the grace of God, she beat it,” Hill said. Hill has been in San Antonio during the NBA’s...

Liverpool's goalkeeper Adrian, bottom, reacts after fails to save the ball as Atletico Madrid's Marcos Llorente scores his side's second goal 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)

Union: 30% pay cut for EPL players would harm health service

Apr. 4, 2020 6:46 PM EDT

English Premier League players failed to reach an agreement on Saturday with clubs to take 30% pay cuts during the coronavirus pandemic, escalating a bitter public row as their union claimed the government would lose out on more than 200 million pounds (around $245 million) in tax. “This would be...