Premier League stars face backlash over pay during pandemic

The request to Premier League players from British health secretary Matt Hancock was direct: “Take a pay cut.” The swift response from the Professional Footballers’ Association on Th...

Atlético cuts player salaries by 70% during virus crisis

Atlético Madrid says it has reached an agreement with its players and coaching staff to reduce their salaries by 70% while competitions are stopped during the coronavirus pandemic. A...

Q&A: How to get aid for a small business hit by virus crisis

NEW YORK (AP) — Millions of small business owners will be turning to the government, seeking help for an individual and nationwide cataclysm, the economic devastation caused by the coronavirus outbrea...

South American footballers seek full pay amid coronavirus

SAO PAULO (AP) — Stars in some big Europe leagues are taking deep pay cuts amid the coronavirus pandemic but in South America, where most clubs and players aren't nearly as wealthy, local footballers ...

AP Source: MLS cutting pay of top executives, some staff

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, a person with knowledge of the situation told Th...

Some employers are trying to keep ties to laid-off staffers

As millions of job cuts tear through the U.S. economy, a faint glimmer of light has emerged: Some employers are trying to maintain ties to the staffers they're letting go so they can more quickly rehi...

Captain to chief negotiator: Chiellini works out salary cuts

ROME (AP) — Best known for his aggressive defending on the soccer field, Giorgio Chiellini is proving to be an effective negotiator in the board room, too. The Juventus captain — who...

Clash likely in Australia if football reaches cricket season

The biggest collisions of the Australian football season could come after the coronavirus pandemic has passed. And the heaviest impacts could be sports competing for space. There are...

AP exclusive: MLB vets get $4,775 daily during virus outset

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole, Mike Trout and other veteran major leaguers will receive $4,775 per day in advance pay for the first 60 days of the season during the stoppage caused by the new coronaviru...

Jaguars' Ngakoue makes another trade plea on 25th birthday

Disgruntled Jacksonville Jaguars defensive end Yannick Ngakoue made another public plea to be traded, this one on his 25th birthday. Ngakoue said in a Twitter post Tuesday “why hold ...

Soccer union sees rising case load amid virus shutdown

GENEVA (AP) — Soccer players in Belarus are worried about playing games in the only European top-tier league still in action during the coronavirus pandemic, their global union said Tuesday. ...

Wales and Scotland rugby take cost-saving measures

CARDIFF, Wales (AP) — Scotland and Wales became the latest rugby unions to take drastic cost-saving measures on Tuesday as the sport plunges into financial turmoil during the coronavirus pandemic. ...

MLB extends support to minor leaguers through May

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is extending its financial support to minor league players through May while suspending their contracts because of the new coronavirus pandemic. ...

Barcelona won't reach record revenue because of virus

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona had been on track for a record season in revenues, set to surpass 1 billion euros ($1.1 billion) for the first time in club history. A month later, the club i...

Tottenham announces salary cuts as chair's pay rise emerges

Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy says salaries for non-playing staff are being cut due to the coronavirus pandemic as the club has disclosed his pay package more than doubled to 7 million pounds ($9 mil...