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Sports make political point for Belarus amid virus outbreak

Yuras Karmanau  |  Posted Mar 30th - 9:03am

With most sports around the world shutting down because of the coronavirus pandemic, longtime Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko is proudly keeping soccer and hockey arenas open.

Messi says Barcelona players taking 70% pay cut

Tales Azzoni  |  Posted Mar 30th - 9:01am

In a letter critical of Barcelona club officials, Lionel Messi said Monday he and his teammates are taking a 70% cut in salaries because of the shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

The Latest: Spanish league raises $740,000 for virus relief

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 29th - 6:27am

an area where we hadn’t intervened because there was still a possibility of holding the Olympics.”

Players and musicians in Spanish festival to fight virus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 8:53am

Soccer players and celebrities will take part in a global music festival on Saturday organized by the Spanish league in order to raise funds for the fight against the coronavirus.

Barcelona donates 30,000 masks to help fight coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 7:37am

Barcelona has delivered 30,000 masks to the Catalonia government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic, the club said Saturday.

Australian pro soccer player tests positive for coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 28th - 12:18am

An A-League soccer player has become the first Australian professional footballer to test positive for the new coronavirus.

Fans continue to question Bayern Munich's silence on Qatar

Ciarán Fahey  |  Posted Mar 27th - 10:03am

Even though the protests have stopped amid the coronavirus outbreak, many Bayern Munich fans are still pushing for their club to take its Qatari sponsor to task for human rights abuses in the country.

NCAA says Clemson QB can resume coronavirus fundraising

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 24th - 6:29pm

It turns out Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend didn't do anything wrong when they were trying to help coronavirus victims and their families.

New US Soccer leadership: Settling women's lawsuit priority

Ronald Blum  |  Updated Mar 24th - 4:20pm

The newly installed president and chief executive officer of the U.S. Soccer Federation used their first news conference to state that settling a lawsuit filed by women's national team players is a top priority.

Update on the latest in sports:

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 23rd - 8:25pm

Add USA Gymnastics to the country’s growing list of sports entities calling for a postponement to the Tokyo Olympics.

The Latest: Packers helping provide $1.5 million for relief

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 23rd - 5:22pm

as well as all suspended international competitions.

UEFA postpones Champions League final and other club finals, providing no new date

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 11:44am

UEFA postpones Champions League final and other club finals, providing no new date.

Infantino eyes reboot for soccer to avoid crisis

Graham Dunbar  |  Posted Mar 23rd - 4:08am

The future of soccer could be fewer games and fewer top competitions to help avoid a financial crisis, FIFA president Gianni Infantino said in a newspaper interview published Monday.

Former Real Madrid president dies from coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Posted Mar 21st - 4:24pm

Former Real Madrid president Lorenzo Sanz died Saturday from the new coronavirus, his family said. He was 76.

Mexican soccer league president says he has coronavirus

The Associated Press  |  Updated Mar 21st - 10:34am

The president of Mexico's Liga MX soccer league announced Friday he has tested positive for coronavirus.

Lower-division soccer clubs among hardest hit by pandemic

Tales Azzoni and Joseph Wilson  |  Posted Mar 21st - 7:01am

A Spanish third-division soccer team had just started selling a special membership package for the decisive portion of the season, hoping to bring in some extra income.

Olympic champions in hard-hit Bergamo surrounded by death

Andrew Dampf  |  Updated Mar 20th - 11:58am

Standing together before nearly 100 members of the International Olympic Committee, Sofia Goggia and Michela Moioli felt like they were on top of the world.

Germany leads the way on soccer salary cuts as virus hits

James Ellingworth  |  Updated Mar 20th - 11:16am

European soccer's biggest leagues continue to be suspended and players are coming under pressure to take pay cuts.

England suspends soccer until April 30, will extend season

Steve Douglas  |  Updated Mar 19th - 2:41pm

especially after the British government this week advised against mass gatherings amid the virus outbreak.