Ronaldo recovers from virus and back for Juventus

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo has recovered from the coronavirus after 19 days and three missed matches for Juventus, the club announced on Friday. Juventus said a swab test ...

Nobby Stiles, World Cup winner with England in 1966, dies

Nobby Stiles, a tenacious midfielder who won the World Cup with England in 1966 and the European Cup with Manchester United in 1968, has died. He was 78. Stiles' family said Friday t...

Liverpool defender Van Dijk has 'successful' knee surgery

LIVERPOOL, England (AP) — Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk has undergone successful knee surgery in London, the club said Friday. The Netherlands center back sustained ligament dam...

Maradona turns 60, dreams of scoring another against England

BUENOS AIRES (AP) — Cheeky as ever, Diego Maradona’s wish for his 60th birthday is to score another goal against England — this time with his right hand. The Argentine great’s most f...

African soccer president Ahmad tests positive for virus

CAIRO (AP) — African soccer confederation president Ahmad Ahmad tested positive for the coronavirus and began self-isolating at a hotel in Cairo on Friday. Ahmad, who is also a FIFA ...

Former FIFA official guilty, PSG head cleared at Swiss trial

BELLINZONA, Switzerland (AP) — A former high-ranking FIFA official was convicted Friday in a corruption case in Switzerland, while the president of Paris Saint-Germain was acquitted. ...

Russia's reputation, Olympic status on trial for doping

GENEVA (AP) — Russia’s status as an Olympic team, and its reputation as a serial cheater in international sports, goes on trial next week in more legal fallout from the country's state-backed doping s...

MATCHDAY: Wolves play Palace; Cádiz, Stuttgart in action

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Friday: ENGLAND Wolverhampton manager Nuno Espirito Santos is concerned about toothless first-half displays hea...

LA Galaxy fire coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The LA Galaxy fired coach Guillermo Barros Schelotto with three games remaining in the regular season Thursday. The Galaxy are last in the Western Conference with 18 points and have...

AC Milan wins, Tottenham loses in Europa League

AC Milan cruised past Sparta Prague 3-0 for its second straight win in the Europa League on Thursday, while Tottenham fell to a surprising 1-0 loss at newcomer Antwerp. Milan easily ...

Juventus needs to find a way to win without Ronaldo

MILAN (AP) — Cristiano Ronaldo's status remains unclear going into this weekend's Serie A games, which means Juventus may have to finally find a way to win without him. Ronaldo has ...

Kean pushing himself into PSG's plans after strong start

PARIS (AP) — Paris Saint-Germain fans could be seeing a lot of Moise Kean in the next few weeks, especially with Neymar injured and Mauro Icardi out of form. Kean has quickly justifi...

Awaiting Tottenham debut, Morgan focuses on making impact

LONDON (AP) — A dog barks on a neighbor’s balcony as Alex Morgan hankers for what she’s missing in London. “I’m pretty upset they aren’t here with me,” the American World Cup winner...

African Champions League final postponed for the 2nd time

CAIRO (AP) — The African Champions League final was postponed on Thursday for the second time, with the second semifinal match also being pushed back amid the coronavirus pandemic. T...

Albanian soccer resumes as top clubs end boycott

TIRANA, Albania (AP) — The top clubs in Albania have decided to end their boycott and will resume playing this weekend, the country’s soccer federation said Thursday. The start of th...