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A fan wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus cheers during Game 2 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

The Latest: UAlbany women's hoops postpones first 3 games

Nov. 23, 2020 7:18 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The University at Albany women’s basketball team has postponed its first three games following a surge of the novel coronavirus in the university community. UAlbany enacted a full campus pause on Nov. 10 and the women's...

FIFA bansĀ African soccer confederation president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years for financial misconduct

Nov. 23, 2020 4:34 AM EST
ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — FIFA bans African soccer confederation president Ahmad Ahmad for 5 years for financial misconduct.
Liverpool's Georginio Wijnaldum heads the ball as he jumps with teammate Liverpool's Joe Gomez during the Champions League Group D soccer match between Liverpool and FC Midtjylland at Anfield stadium, in Liverpool, England, Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020. (Phil Noble/Pool via AP)

Footballers in England want immediate heading restrictions

Nov. 20, 2020 5:29 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Heading in training sessions must be immediately restricted amid growing concerns about brain injury diseases among former professional footballers, the players' union in England said on Friday. The decision by the Professional Footballers’ Association followed a meeting of its...

MLS debuts 2nd screen, enhanced data broadcasts for playoffs

Nov. 19, 2020 5:40 PM EST

Soccer fans who are also avid video game players will feel at home with the enhancements Major League Soccer is introducing for the postseason. Most MLS Cup playoff broadcasts will feature a second screen experience featuring data visualization technology, optical player tracking and enhanced metrics, such as...

Tottenham Hotspur's Alex Morgan, center, vies for the ball with Reading's Angharad James during the English Women's Super League soccer match between Tottenham Hotspur and Reading at the Hive stadium in London Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020. Morgan came on as a 69th minute substitute, the game ended in a 1-1 draw. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

New FIFA rules to protect female players' maternity rights

Nov. 19, 2020 8:29 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — Female soccer players should soon get their maternity rights protected under new employment rules announced Thursday by FIFA. The governing body of soccer is preparing to mandate clubs to allow at least 14 weeks of maternity leave paid at a minimum two-thirds of a player’s full salary....

Fans wearing face masks to help protect against the spread of the coronavirus cheer during Game 1 of the Korean Series, the Korea Baseball Organization's championship round, between Doosan Bears and NC Dinos at Gocheok Sky Dome in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. South Korea says it will tighten social distancing rules in the greater Seoul area and some parts of eastern Gangwon province to try to suppress a coronavirus resurgence there. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

The Latest: Ohio Stadium off limits to family and friends

Nov. 18, 2020 2:34 PM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Ohio State will prohibit family and friends of players and coaches from attending football games this season because of the dramatic spike in COVID-19 cases in the state. The school has allowed a few hundred people at the first...

Germany's Leon Goretzka, Niklas Suele and Matthias Ginter, from left, react following the UEFA Nations League soccer match between Spain and Germany in Seville, Spain, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2020. Spain won the match 6-0. (AP Photo/Miguel Morenatti)

Germany's 6-0 loss in Spain confirms national team's decline

Nov. 18, 2020 6:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s 6-0 thrashing had been coming for some time. The team coached by Joachim Löw has been in decline since losing to France in the European Champions semifinals in 2016, and the slide arguably started before that, after the World Cup win in 2014. Löw was supposed to...

Quarterback Jared Goff #16 of the Los Angeles Rams against the Seattle Seahawks in the first half of a NFL football game at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood on Sunday, November 15, 2020. (Keith Birmingham/The Orange County Register via AP)

The Latest: LA Rams player tests positive for coronavirus

Nov. 18, 2020 2:34 AM EST

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Los Angeles Rams will hold their team meetings from home Wednesday after an unidentified player tested positive for coronavirus Tuesday night. The player is self-quarantining, and the Rams say they are “entering...

United States' Nicholas Gioacchini battles for the ball with Panama's Armando Cooper, left, and Michael Murillo, right, during the international friendly soccer match between the USA and Panama at the SC Wiener Neustadt stadium in Wiener Neustadt, Austria, Monday, Nov. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

Gioacchini, Soto score 2 goals each as US routs Panama 6-2

Nov. 16, 2020 6:59 PM EST

A young United States roster showed promise, which was enough for now. Nicholas Gioacchini and Sebastian Soto each scored their first two international goals in a 6-2 exhibition rout of Panama on Monday night at Wiener Neustadt, Austria, the second of two matches for the Americans that followed a 10-month...

FILE - In this July 12, 2020, file photo, Sporting Kansas City midfielder Roger Espinoza pushes the ball on the pitch during the second half of an MLS soccer match against Minnesota United in Kissimmee, Fla. Espinoza understands that the United States has been consumed by the presidential election but he's disheartened by the lack of response stateside to the Hurricanes ravaging his homeland in Honduras. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack, File)

Sporting's Espinoza hopes to bring relief to Honduras

Nov. 16, 2020 6:15 PM EST

Sporting Kansas City's Roger Espinoza understands the United States has been consumed by the presidential election but he's disheartened by the lack of response stateside to the hurricane that ravaged his homeland of Honduras. Espinoza, who represented Honduras in two World Cups, is bringing together players...