Loons
July 29

2020 Champions League final dropped from US network TV

The Champions League quarterfinals and semifinals will disappear from U.S. network and cable English-language television this summer under the new contract between UEFA and CBS, and the remainder of the 2019-20 competition will be primarily streamed.
Loons
July 29
Minnesota United defender Chase Gasper makes the game-winning penalty kick after Columbus Crew goalkeeper Andrew Tarbell was unable to stop the shot

Loons surprise Columbus, reach MLS quarterfinals on penalty kicks

Chase Gasper had the winning shot after Tyler Miller saved Columbus' Chris Cadden's third round shot. Minnesota now plays San Jose on Saturday night.
Loons
July 28
Ethan Finlay (right)

Loons' Finlay faces former Columbus Crew team

Ethan Finaly now in his fourth year with the Loons, has overcome a torn ACL to become a more consistent scoring threat.
Loons
July 28

Minnesota reaches quarters of MLS tourney beating Columbus

Tyler Miller made a key save in the third round of the penalty shootout, Chase Gasper scored the winning shot in the fifth round and Minnesota United advanced past the Columbus Crew in the MLS is Back tournament Tuesday night.
Loons
July 28

Rossi scores pair, LAFC gets revenge in 4-1 win over Seattle

Diego Rossi scored on a penalty kick early in the first half and provided the clinching goal in the 82nd minute, and Los Angeles FC thumped the reigning MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders 4-1 early Tuesday morning.
Loons
July 27
Minnesota United defender Jose Aja (4) drives the ball down the pitch against Real Salt Lake in an MLS is Back tournament group stage game on July 18

'Gentle giant' Aja stands tall in absence of Loons' Opara

Signed shortly before the season began, the 27-year-old Uruguayan has stepped in effectively for Minnesota United in the absence of Opara, the reigning MLS Defender of the Year.
Loons
July 27

Minnesota United-Columbus game preview

The Loons (3-0-2) advanced from the group stage of the MLS is Back tournament with a 1-0-2 record, a result that left the team pleased if not totally satisfied.
Gophers
July 27

Ex-UCLA soccer coach pleads guilty to accepting $200K in bribes

Jorge Salcedo, 47, admitted to participating in the college admissions bribery scheme involving TV celebrities, other wealthy parents and elite universities across the country.
Loons
July 27

And then there were 8: CONCACAF hexagonal becomes octagonal

CONCACAF is changing its World Cup qualifying hexagonal to an octagonal in response to the coronavirus pandemic and delaying the start until next June.
Loons
July 27

Longest season ends, pandemic issues linger for the EPL

Once the final whistle blew on the longest English Premier League, 352 days after it began, there was a sense of relief and grief for…
Loons
July 27
Minnesota United midfielder Kevin Molino played against Sporting Kansas City on July 12.

Molino likely to return for Loons knockout round game Tuesday

Minnesota United will face Columbus, the best team in the league Tuesday in the MLS is Back Tournament, and should be a little closer to full strength.
Loons
July 27

Qatar interested in bidding for 2032 Olympics, Paralympics

Qatar is keen on on hosting the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games.The gas-rich Persian Gulf nation has expressed an interest in hosting the world's biggest…
Loons
July 27
Houston Dash's Rachel Daly hoisted the trophy with teammates after their team beat the Chicago Red Stars to win the championship soccer game of the NW

Upstart Dash win the Challenge Cup 2-0 over the Red Stars

As the underdog Houston Dash celebrated winning the Challenge Cup title, forward Rachel Daly was asked if she could define the team's identity after the month-long tournament.
Loons
July 27
Watford's Troy Deeney reacted during the second half of his team's Premier League match with Arsenal on Sunday.

United, Chelsea into CL; Bournemouth, Watford down from EPL

Manchester United and Chelsea qualified for the Champions League at the expense of Leicester on a frantic final day of the Premier League season on Sunday, while Bournemouth and Watford were relegated to end five-year stays in the top flight.
Loons
July 27
Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo, left, celebratesdafter scoring his team's first goal against Sampdoria in Turin, Italy, on Sunday.

Ronaldo scores again as Juventus seals 9th straight title

Before the break for the coronavirus pandemic. After the lockdown. And now for nine years running.
Loons
July 26

The Latest: ASU's entire swim and dive teams to redshirt

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Arizona State's entire swimming and diving teams will redshirt for the 2020-21…
Loons
July 26

Fernandes caps Man U revival with CL spot, denying Leicester

Six months ago, when the coronavirus outbreak was a distant concern for English football, some things seemed more certain in the Premier League.
Loons
July 26

Spanish league cancels game involving club affected by virus

The Spanish league said Sunday that it has decided that a second-division game postponed because of an outbreak of coronavirus cases will not be played.
Twins
July 26

Baseball fans in South Korea back in stands amid COVID-19

Masked fans hopped, sang and shouted cheers in baseball stadiums in South Korea on Sunday as authorities began allowing spectators to return to professional sports amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Loons
July 26

MATCHDAY: Final day of Premier League; Juve can seal title

A look at what's happening around European soccer on Sunday:ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUEIt's the last day of the season and plenty is still at stake: Champions…

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