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Cristiano Ronaldo leaves the Juventus sport center after his first training, in Turin, Italy, May 19, 2020. Cristiano Ronaldo has reported back to Juventus’ training center after a 10-week absence. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner showed up for medical tests with the Serie A leader Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Ronaldo observed a two-week isolation period at his home in Turin after spending the lockdown period in his native Portugal. (Fabio Ferrari/LaPresse via AP)
May 19, 2020 - 4:45 am
Cristiano Ronaldo reported to Juventus’ training center for medical tests on Tuesday after a 10-week absence and gave the media a thumbs up when he left three hours later. The five-time Ballon d’Or winner observed a two-week isolation period at his home in Turin after spending the lockdown in his...
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Players of Hoffenheim and Hertha warm-up in the empty stadium prior to the Bundesliga soccer match between TSG 1899 Hoffenheim and Hertha BSC Berlin in Sinsheim, Germany, Saturday, May 16, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Thomas Kienzle/AFP pool via AP)
May 18, 2020 - 11:10 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The Italian soccer federation has extended the suspension of its leagues until June 14. Serie A's 20 teams last week agreed to resume competition on June 13 in empty stadiums. But a government decree on Sunday...
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In this May 17, 2020, photo, cheering mannequins are installed at the empty spectators' seats before the start of a soccer match between FC Seoul and Gwangju FC at the Seoul World Cup Stadium in Seoul, South Korea. A South Korean professional soccer club has apologized after being accused of putting sex dolls in empty stands during a match Sunday in Seoul. In a statement, FC Seoul expressed "sincere remorse" over the controversy, but insisted that it used mannequins, not sex dolls, to mimic a home crowd during its 1-0 win over Gwangju FC at the Seoul World Cup stadium. (Ryu Young-suk/Yonhap via AP)
May 18, 2020 - 12:40 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean soccer club has apologized after being accused of putting sex dolls in empty seats during a match Sunday in Seoul. In a statement, FC Seoul expressed “sincere remorse” over the controversy, but insisted that it used mannequins — not sex dolls — to mimic a...
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Robert Lewandowski of Munich celebrates his side's opening goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 17, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hannibal Hanschke, Pool)
May 17, 2020 - 2:42 pm
Defending champion Bayern Munich returned to action Sunday with a 2-0 win at Union Berlin as the restart of German soccer continued in empty stadiums. Players' shouts echoed off the rows of concrete terracing around Union's stadium as Bayern moved closer to an eighth straight league title. Bayern...
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In this photo provided by FC Barcelona, Barcelona's Gerard Pique runs with the ball during a training session in Barcelona, Spain on Friday May 8, 2020. Soccer players in Spain returned to train for the first time since the country entered a lockdown nearly two months ago because of the coronavirus pandemic. (Miguel Ruiz/FC Barcelona via AP)
May 17, 2020 - 2:17 pm
MADRID (AP) — All Spanish league clubs can begin group training sessions this week despite stricter lockdown restrictions remaining in place in parts of Spain because of the coronavirus pandemic. Cities like Madrid and Barcelona have not been allowed to loosen confinement measures like most of the...
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Benjamin Pavard of Munich, right, celebrates his side's second goal during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Union Berlin and Bayern Munich in Berlin, Germany, Sunday, May 17, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Hannibal Hanschke, Pool)
May 17, 2020 - 11:01 am
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Bayern Munich has beaten Union Berlin 2-0 in its first game for more than two months as the German soccer league’s restart continues. Robert Lewandowski scored from a penalty and Benjamin Pavard with a header as...
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In this Aug. 2018 file photo, a woman walks a small dog near a sign at Finger Lakes Welcome Center on the banks of Lake Geneva in Geneva, N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Monday, May 11, 2020 gave the green light to several regions of the state not as severely affected by the outbreak to gradually restart their economies once the latest stay-at-home order expires Friday. The Southern Tier, Mohawk Valley and the Finger Lakes have met all seven benchmarks for opening some business activity and need to work out some logistical details by the end of the week, Cuomo said. The North Country, which includes Essex County, is close behind. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
May 16, 2020 - 8:31 pm
The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ Former Washington Redskins star Dexter Manley is hospitalized and receiving oxygen to treat breathing issues related to the coronavirus, two of his children told The Washington Post. The 61-year-old Manley was...
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Dortmund's Erling Haaland, center, and his teammates celebrate at the end of the German Bundesliga soccer match between Borussia Dortmund and Schalke 04 in Dortmund, Germany, Saturday, May 16, 2020. The German Bundesliga becomes the world's first major soccer league to resume after a two-month suspension because of the coronavirus pandemic. Dortmund won 4-0. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner, Pool)
May 16, 2020 - 8:44 am
BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s Bundesliga soccer season resumed Saturday after a two-month break caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Borussia Dortmund defeated Schalke 4-0 in the first Ruhr derby to be played in an empty stadium. All the games began amid strict hygiene measures. Calls and shouts from...
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May 16, 2020 - 7:55 am
The city of Malmo has had enough of repeated acts of vandalism on soccer star Zlatan Ibrahimovic's statue outside the local football club's stadium and is set to move it to a new location, according to media reports. The Sydsvenskan newspaper said Saturday that the municipal council in Sweden’s...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, July 17, 2019 file photo, Borussia Dortmund's Gio Reyna, left, reacts after missing a shot against Seattle Sounders goalkeeper Bryan Meredith during a friendly soccer match, in Seattle. American youngster Gio Reyna's first Bundesliga start for Borussia Dortmund was foiled Saturday, May 16, 2020 by a pre-match injury. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, file)
May 16, 2020 - 7:50 am
DORTMUND, Germany (AP) — Gio Reyna was set to make his first professional start when Germany's Bundesliga resumed Saturday following a two-month break cause by the new coronavirus, but the 17-year-old American got hurt during warmups before Dortmund's match against Schalke. Reyna made his debut for...
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