Soccer

The Latest: Swiss soccer to restart earlier to…

The Swiss soccer league will restart several days earlier than planned to help Europa League contender Basel cope with a backlog of matches in August

Arizona to Resume Pro Sports Without Fans

Arizona to Resume Pro Sports Without Fans Arizona Governor Doug Ducey tweeted the announcement on Tuesday. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, via Twitter In a news conference on Tuesday, Ducey said MLB, NFL, NBA, NHL and MLS are all invited to play in Arizona. Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey, via news conference Prior to the announcement, MLB was reportedly considering a shortened season that would only include games in Arizona and Florida. On Monday, MLB owners reportedly approved a proposal for an 82-game season that would start in July, but the details have yet to be announced. Arizona's decision to resume pro sports comes amid additional reopenings in the state as its stay-at-home orders will be lifted on Friday, May 15.

The Latest: Bowling Green saves baseball program…

Bowling Green has saved its baseball program, which had been cut due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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MLS, players reach new labor deal, to resume with…

Major League Soccer and its players’ union have reached an agreement that paves the way for a tournament in Florida after the season was suspended by the coronavirus pandemic

2 Minnesota clubs joining MLS elite player…

Major League Soccer is transforming the way it develops youth academies across the United States and Canada, and two Minnesota clubs will be a part of it.

Torino and Parma to kick off Italian soccer's…

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

Germany won't punish players for George Floyd…

The German soccer federation will not punish players who protest against the killing of George Floyd and racism

Fortunes of Berlin clubs changed by Bundesliga's…

The Bundesliga’s break has changed the fortunes of the Berlin clubs

The Latest: Detroit Pistons set to reopen…

The Detroit Pistons are set to reopen their practice facility, starting Thursday

Full squad training resumes in Spain ahead of…

Spanish clubs have resumed full squad training to begin the final stage of preparations for the return to competition

The Latest: Australia rugby league tour of…

The first England-Australia rugby league series in 17 years has been canceled

Analysis: Soccer out of touch suppressing on-field activism

European soccer's anti-discrimination group says it was wrong for the referee to book Borussia Dortmund star Jadon Sancho for removing his jersey to reveal a handwritten “Justice for George Floyd” message during a Bundesliga game

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Future of stadiums, arenas promises high tech, low capacity

The coronavirus pandemic is slowly releasing its grip on the sports world

Mets' Alonso: 'I will not remain silent' on…

New York Mets star Pete Alonso is the latest high-profile athlete to speak out against racial injustice in the wake of the death of George Floyd

Icardi's arrival at PSG could push Cavani to look…

Prolific striker Mauro Icardi’s arrival at French champion Paris Saint-Germain on a four-year deal raises doubts as to record scorer Edinson Cavani’s future at the club

Valencia 'surprised' at Atalanta coach's virus…

The coach of Italian soccer club Atalanta says he acquired COVID-19 and was concerned for his life mid-March

Spanish soccer league to resume full team training

The Spanish league says full team training sessions will resume Monday ahead of the first match to be played following the coronavirus stoppage

Ukraine's soccer restart disrupted by positive tests

The Ukrainian Premier League has restarted but one game was called off when an unspecified number of soccer players and staff tested positive for the coronavirus

The Latest: No positive results in EPL latest…

There have been no positive results from the Premier League’s latest round of COVID-19 testing

Premier League cleared by government to pursue…

The Premier League has been given government approval to press ahead with its June 17 restart although players will have to stay apart during goal celebrations and disputes to maintain social distancing

Regulator freezes accounts of Mexico's Cruz Azul soccer team

Mexico's anti-money laundering agency has frozen the personal accounts of some of the top directors of first-division soccer team Cruz Azul, saying that "unusual movements were detected" in bank transactions

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Federer tops highest-earning athlete list at more…

Roger Federer leads the annual Forbes ranking of highest-paid athletes with what the magazine says is $106.3 million in total earnings

Coronavirus crisis restricts Heysel disaster…

Authorities and fans have 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