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Manchester City's Kyle Walker apologizes for 'lockdown party'

Soccer Apr 6, 2020

Manchester City's Kyle Walker apologizes for 'lockdown party'

England defender Kyle Walker is facing disciplinary action from Premier League team Manchester City after appearing to break lockdown conditions during the coronavirus pandemic. The 29-year-old Walker apologized Sunday after it was widely reported he held a party involving two sex workers at his home ...

Istiklol wins Tajikistan's Super Cup in one of world's few active leagues

Soccer Apr 5, 2020

Istiklol wins Tajikistan's Super Cup in one of world's few active leagues

Tajikistan started a new soccer season on Saturday, joining a small group of countries around the world where play has continued despite the coronavirus pandemic. Istiklol Dushanbe retained the Central Asian nation’s season-opening Super Cup on Saturday with a come-from-behind 2-1 win over Khujand. The game ...

Premier League stars face backlash over high wages during pandemic

Soccer Apr 3, 2020

Premier League stars face backlash over high wages 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 Thursday: Maybe, but not yet. Hancock's comments reflected growing public pressure in Britain for players in the world's richest ...

Club Brugge declared Belgian champions after season canceled

Soccer Apr 3, 2020

Club Brugge declared Belgian champions after season canceled

Club Brugge have been declared Belgian champions after the remainder of the country’s professional league season was canceled on Thursday due to the coronavirus pandemic. Brugge had a runaway 15-point lead at the top of the standings with one round of matches left to play ...

Soccer players' union sees rising case load amid virus shutdown

Soccer Apr 1, 2020

Soccer players' union sees rising case load amid virus shutdown

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. "Frankly, it’s not comprehendible how this can be going on,” Jonas Baer-Hoffmann, general secretary of the FIFPro players' ...