Latest Madrid News

Morata double leads Atlético to 3-0 over Mallorca in Liga

Jul. 3, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Álvaro Morata scored twice to lead Atlético Madrid to a 3-0 win over Mallorca and extend its strong finish to the Spanish league on Friday. Diego Simeone’s team has long been out of the title race being disputed by leader Real Madrid and second-placed Barcelona,...

This Feb 2010 photo provided by the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund shows a licensed replica of the missing, original painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, titled

Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work

Jun. 30, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for “The Wounded Table,” a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn't been seen since an exhibition in Poland. And the...

A child sits on the roof of a taxi during a taxi driver protest in downtown Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Taxi drivers are demanding  assistance due to lack of clients and private hire. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Cab drivers in Madrid protest amid low post-outbreak demand

Jun. 30, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A wave of honking taxis took over a central Madrid avenue Tuesday to demand limits on the number of pay-for-ride vehicles amid a slump in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. Two of the Spanish capital's main cab drivers' unions, the Professional Federation of Taxis in Madrid (FPTM) and...

FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)

Soccer teams turning to virtual 'fan tokens' to raise money

Jun. 24, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Soccer clubs around Europe are increasingly turning to virtual “fan tokens” to raise money and enhance fan engagement. And the money can pile up fast. The latest club to enter the world of blockchain, Spanish champion Barcelona, generated 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) in less...

Eibar's Pedro Leon goes with the ball as Real Madrid's Marcelo tries to stop him during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Eibar at Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Marcelo takes a knee as Madrid wins at its training center

Jun. 14, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Playing a home game but not at its famed Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Real Madrid resumed its Spanish league campaign with a 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday to keep pace with leader Barcelona. The game saw Marcelo take a knee during a goal celebration in apparent support for the Black Lives...

In this May 29, 2020, photo, Associated Press writer Mauricio Savarese sits with his partner Luisa Belchior as their daughter Carolina, 1, looks on in their home in Sao Paulo. Savarese and Belchior paid for the visit of a notary officer to get their civil union certificate, like many Brazilians that want to avoid bigger risk of contracting COVID-19. (AP Photo/Mauricio Savarese)

VIRUS DIARY: Romance conquers ocean, outbreak and red tape

Jun. 12, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The certificate arrived on the floor of an otherwise empty elevator. My 1-year-old stumbled to the doorway of our Sao Paulo apartment and watched as I picked up the document. She was the sole witness to the end of a bizarre Brazilian bureaucratic procedure. Her mother and I were husband...

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, June 9, 2020, supporters of the Rhodes Must Fall group, participate in a protest calling for the removal of a statue of Cecil Rhodes, a Victorian imperialist in southern Africa who made a fortune from mines and endowed the university's Rhodes scholarships, beneath the statue which stands on the facade, top centre, of Oriel College, in Oxford, England.  The death of George Floyd at the hands of police and Minneapolis, USA, has sparked a re-examination of injustices and inequalities in the fabric of many societies, often symbolized in statues of historical figures have become the focus of protest around the world. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, FILE)

Not set in stone: Statues fall as Europe reexamines its past

Jun. 11, 2020 1:45 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — From Confederate monuments in the United States to statues of British slave traders, memorials erected in honor of historical figures have become a focus of protests around the world. The death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers has sparked a reexamination of rigid...

FILE - In this Jan. 25 2020, file photo, Georgia Tech head coach Josh Pastner calls a play in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game against North Carolina State, in Atlanta. In the wake of nationwide protests over police brutality, Georgia Tech wants to make sure its athletes take  time to vote in November. The school said Thursday, June 4, 2020, that nine teams will cancel all mandatory activities on the Nov. 3 to recognize the importance of casting a ballot. Pastner said George Floyd’s death has given everyone a chance to evaluate “the way we treat each other as human beings and what we can and should do to back up our words.”(AP Photo/Danny Karnik, File)

The Latest: National Soccer Hall of Fame to reopen Wednesday

Jun. 9, 2020 5:59 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: ___ The National Soccer Hall of Fame is reopening for the first time in nearly three months. The museum in Frisco, Texas, will reopen to the public Wednesday at 50% of its usual capacity. It has been closed since March 13 because of...

FILE - In this May 26, 2020, file photo, a mother poses her children wearing matching dresses in the street during an evening walk in Marseille, southern France, as France gradually lifts its COVID-19 lockdown. Just as summer beckons, Europeans are re-inhabiting their cafes, parks and beaches abandoned during months of lockdown to check the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Daniel Cole, File)

AP PHOTOS: Europeans reclaim cafes, parks as virus eases

Jun. 9, 2020 12:39 PM EDT

Just as summer beckons, Europeans are re-inhabiting their cafes, parks and beaches abandoned — but not forgotten — during months of lockdown to check the spread of coronavirus. With borders mostly still closed, people are reclaiming their freedom of movement at home with obvious relief, and some...

In this Monday, March 9, 2020, Sevilla's head coach Julen Lopetegui speaks during an interview at the sport center of Sevilla, in Seville, Spain. The Seville derby between fierce southern rivals Sevilla and Real Betis will be the match kickstarting the Spanish league's first division this week after a wait of nearly three months due to the coronavirus pandemic. Thursday's highly popular game will be the first in the league since it was suspended on March 12 with 11 rounds left. (AP Photo/Tales Azzoni)

Spain’s most passionate derby gets league going again

Jun. 9, 2020 8:03 AM EDT

SEVILLE, Spain (AP) — It’s the one game that divides an entire city. It’s the most passionate rivalry in Spanish soccer. It’s more than a local derby. It’s the “Gran Derbi.” The match between fierce southern rivals Sevilla and Real Betis will be the one to...