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Barcelona says it will surpass 1 billion euros in revenue

Sep. 19, 2019 1:58 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says it will become the first sports team in the world to surpass 1 billion euros ($1.15 billion) in revenue this season. The Spanish club made the announcement on Thursday while presenting revenue of 990 million euros ($1.09 billion) for last season, also a record an 8%...

Haaland hits 3 as Liverpool, Chelsea lose in Champs League

Sep. 17, 2019 6:28 PM EDT

On a night when Europe's biggest stars couldn't find a way to score, teenager Erling Braut Haaland made it look easy. The 19-year-old Norwegian shone on his Champions League debut, scoring a hat trick as Salzburg beat Genk 6-2. Meanwhile, Liverpool, Barcelona and Chelsea all failed to score. Haaland is emerging...

Chelsea cashes out with ATM: English youngsters make impact

Sep. 16, 2019 10:45 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Chelsea is collecting a rare currency from its "ATM": Goals from young English academy graduates. Abraham, Tomori and Mount. They have scored all 11 goals in Chelsea's five Premier League games so far. The trio — all under the age of 21 — might only be getting its chance in the...

Massive rally for Catalonia's secession in Barcelona

Sep. 11, 2019 12:43 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards who support the secession of Catalonia gathered in Barcelona on the region's main holiday Wednesday, just weeks before a highly anticipated verdict in a case against 12 leaders of the separatist movement. Supporters of Catalan secession came from...

Promoter files 2nd lawsuit vs US Soccer over sanctioning

Sep. 9, 2019 6:03 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A promoter filed a federal antitrust lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation over the governing body's refusal to sanction international league matches in the United States, a case similar in some aspects to an action launched last spring in New York state court. The new suit was filed...

Messi has option to leave Barca next summer

Sep. 7, 2019 9:53 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona's club president has confirmed that Lionel Messi would have the right to leave the club at the end of this season, as stipulated in his contract. Spanish newspaper El País reported Thursday that Messi's current contract with Barcelona includes the option for the...

Barcelona police clear beach amid report of explosive device

Aug. 25, 2019 11:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Barcelona evacuated one of the Spanish city's popular beaches Sunday after what is suspected to be a bomb dating from the Spanish Civil War was found in the sea. Reports that an unidentified explosive device had been found at the Sant Sebastià triggered an alert, with...

Tourist hotspot Barcelona sees a spike in muggings

Aug. 22, 2019 12:40 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Robberies involving violence or intimidation have spiked sharply in Barcelona, one of Europe's most attractive summer vacation destinations, Spanish police officials said. Officials from the regional police force for Catalonia said muggings or street robberies that include the...

In 1 game, Bale shows he can still contribute at Real Madrid

Aug. 19, 2019 4:29 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Just like that, Gareth Bale is part of the solution for Real Madrid again. After only one game back as a starter, the player who wasn't wanted by coach Zinedine Zidane a few weeks ago showed he can still contribute to the team. Zidane started Bale in the team's Spanish league opener on...

Bayern held 2-2 at home by Hertha in Bundesliga opener

Aug. 16, 2019 6:12 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — After agreeing to sign Brazilian winger Philippe Coutinho from Barcelona, Bayern Munich was held to 2-2 by Hertha Berlin in the opening game of the Bundesliga on Friday. Bayern's inability to break down what looked like a shaky Hertha defense aptly illustrated its need for a player like...