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DÜSSELDORF, Germany (AP) — The German men’s soccer league is working with the government on a plan to get fans back into stadiums during the coronavirus pandemic, its CEO says. Christian Seifert, CEO of the German Football League which runs the top two divisions, told German weekly Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung that ideas were being discussed …

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NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — West Ham twice squandered a lead against Newcastle and had to settle for a 2-2 draw that moved the team four points clear of the Premier League’s relegation zone on Sunday. With five games remaining, West Ham is inching closer to survival but could yet live to regret switching off to …

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MADRID (AP) — Sergio Ramos scored his fifth goal since the season resumed as Real Madrid beat Athletic Bilbao 1-0 on Sunday to move closer to its first Spanish league title in three years. Ramos converted a 73rd-minute penalty kick to give Madrid its seventh straight league victory and open a seven-point lead over second-place …

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BURNLEY, England (AP) — Sheffield United’s unlikely hopes of qualifying for the Champions League were further reduced after a 1-1 draw at Burnley in the Premier League on Sunday. John Egan earned United a point with an 80th-minute equalizer at a virtually empty Turf Moor that left Chris Wilder’s side seven points behind Manchester United …

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HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Kristie Mewis and Shea Groom scored to give the Houston Dash a 2-0 victory over OL Reign on Saturday night in the group stage of the NWSL’s Challenge Cup tournament. The Dash now have five goals, most of any team in the tournament. Mewis scored in the 12th minute, taking a …

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A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Sunday: SPAIN The Spanish league title race resumes with contenders Real Madrid and Barcelona both in action on Sunday and facing difficult away matches. Madrid defends its four-point lead at the top when it visits eighth-place Athletic Bilbao, while Barcelona plays at fifth-place Villarreal. Second-place Barcelona …

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Some of the top Premier League teams are putting their faith in youth in the high-stakes finale to the longest-ever soccer season in England. Two 18-year-old English players justified that backing on Saturday. On a day of more twists in the race for Champions League qualification, Mason Greenwood showed why he has been labeled the …

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LONDON (AP) — Ross Barkley set up the opening goal before scoring himself late in the game as Chelsea eased past relegation-threatened Watford in a 3-0 win to consolidate fourth place in the Premier League on Saturday. The England midfielder played in Olivier Giroud to score in the 28th minute and put Chelsea ahead at …

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BERLIN (AP) — Bayern Munich players celebrated in front of empty stands after claiming its 20th German Cup title on Saturday. The team showed its domestic dominance by beating Bayer Leverkusen 4-2 in the country’s first cup final held without supporters present, due to the coronavirus pandemic. “(It’s) a bit sad when the fans are …

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HERRIMAN, Utah (AP) — Amy Rodriguez scored in the 41st minute and the Utah Royals defeated Sky Blue 1-0 on Saturday in a group stage match of the National Women’s Soccer League’s Challenge Cup tournament. Rodriguez took a cross from Vero Boquete on a perfectly timed run and evaded three defenders for the goal at …

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