Soccer

The Latest: Kenny replaces McCarthy as Ireland manager

Stephen Kenny is the new Ireland soccer manager after replacing Mick McCarthy in a planned move brought forward by the coronavirus pandemic

Liverpool the latest club to furlough non-playing…

Liverpool has become the latest Premier League club to use a government scheme to furlough some non-playing staff with the competition having been suspended for almost four weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic

Cheltenham defends decision to proceed with horse…

Cheltenham Festival organizers have defended their decision to go ahead with the meeting last month after fears were raised that the mass gathering of people for the annual horse racing event helped to spread the coronavirus more widely around Britain

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Fear grips Swedish soccer as virus delays start…

Saturday was supposed to mark the beginning of a new Swedish soccer season

Spanish league and players still far apart on…

The Spanish league and players are still far apart on the size of the salary cuts they need to take to help reduce the impact caused by the coronavirus outbreak

EPL suspended indefinitely, players to be asked…

The English Premier League has been suspended indefinitely following a meeting of the 20 clubs where a series of financial measures were discussed amid the coronavirus pandemic

Brescia ready to forfeit matches if Italian…

The president of Italian soccer club Brescia says he will forfeit his team's remaining Serie A matches if the league resumes

The Latest: MLS extends training moratorium…

The Latest on the effects of the new coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: Major League Soccer has extended its training moratorium through April 24 because of the virus outbreak

Premier League stars face backlash over pay during pandemic

British health secretary Matt Hancock has asked Premier League players to “take a pay cut” as some clubs use a government scheme to furlough staff but continue to pay players in full

Spanish league wants mini-camp, testing before…

The Spanish league is putting together a detailed plan to get teams ready for when the league restarts

Law firm criticized by USSF asks to withdraw from…

The law firm whose arguments critical of American women's players led to the resignation of U.S. Soccer Federation president Carlos Cordeiro has asked to withdraw from representing the federation in the lawsuit

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AP Source: MLS cutting pay of top executives…

Major League Soccer plans to cut the pay of some executives and front office personnel while the season is on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic

Virus forces Wimbledon cancellation for 1st time…

Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic

Captain to chief negotiator: Chiellini works out…

Juventus captain Giorgio Chiellini was the team's chief negotiator in working out a salary cut to help the club during the coronavirus crisis

Wildcat soccer program adapts during virus crisis

Exposed to betting, lowly Swedish team gets death…

An amateur soccer team in Sweden was subjected to vicious online abuse after one of its practice games received unusually large exposure on betting sites amid the coronavirus pandemic

Barcelona won't reach record revenue because of…

Barcelona was on track for a record season in revenues

FIFA sees 'duty' to help as pandemic ravages soccer finances

FIFA is looking to use its vast financial reserves to provide assistance to a football industry ravaged by the coronavirus pandemic wiping out games and creating unexpected economic hardship in the world's biggest sport

Nation's President Mocks Virus 'Psychosis,' Soccer Goes On

It's the "last league standing," per the Guardian , and that's no exaggeration. Like pro sports throughout much of the globe, professional soccer is virtually canceled across the EU due to the coronavirus —except for the Belarusian Premier League, which has bucked what other neighboring countries are doing and announced it...

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The Latest: NJ Devils make donation for medical…

The owners of the NHL's New Jersey Devils are making a six-figure donation to the state’s largest health care system for medical equipment to ensure the safety and proper protection of all healthcare workers and first responders during the coronavirus pandemic

Messi says Barcelona players taking 70% pay cut

Lionel Messi says he and his Barcelona teammates are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic

The Latest: US Open tennis site to house…

The site of the U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York is going to be used for 350 temporary hospital beds and to prepare food packages during the coronavirus pandemic