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Barcelona maintains support of Super League despite backlash

Apr. 22, 2021 12:15 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The ill-fated Super League has enraged fans and troubled authorities while making allies of a pair of soccer's fiercest nemeses. After 10 of the 12 clubs involved in the creation of the breakaway competition quickly dropped out under an...

Super League backer says breakaway competition is on standby

Apr. 21, 2021 20:58 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Super League is far from dead and its clubs have not given up on the idea of the breakaway competition despite having to shelve the project just a few days after it was announced, Real Madrid president Florentino Pérez said on Thursday. Pérez, who...

UEFA president urges Super League owners to reverse decision

Apr. 20, 2021 13:38 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — Seeking a weak link in the unity of 12 rebel clubs in the Super League, UEFA on Tuesday targeted owners in England who signed up to the project that threatens to tear apart soccer's traditional structure including the Champions League. UEFA...

Threats of expulsion as UEFA confronts Super League rebel 12

Apr. 19, 2021 21:43 PM EDT

MONTREUX, Switzerland (AP) — The deceptions, distrust and divisions in European soccer erupted in public on Monday between teams and even within the clubs breaking away to form a Super League that could leave them and their players outcasts in the global game. ...

European soccer split as 12 clubs launch breakaway league

Apr. 18, 2021 21:05 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A group of 12 elite English, Spanish and Italian clubs dramatically split European soccer on Sunday by announcing the formation of a largely-closed Super League. They are leaving the existing UEFA-run Champions League structure despite warnings they could be kicked out of...

Thunder sign forward Gabriel Deck

Apr. 13, 2021 18:02 PM EDT

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have signed Gabriel Deck to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not released. Deck, a 6-foot-8 forward who played for Argentina at the 2016 Olympics, spent the last three...

Migration activist says Spain, Morocco trying to silence her

Apr. 12, 2021 11:07 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A renowned Spanish activist for migrants’ rights accused authorities in Morocco and Spain on Monday of trying to silence her by barring her from returning to the northern African country where she has worked for two decades. Helena Maleno, the founder of...

Innsbruck and Turin to co-host Davis Cup Finals with Madrid

Apr. 12, 2021 10:14 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The cities of Innsbruck in Austria and Turin in Italy will co-host the Davis Cup Finals along with the Spanish capital of Madrid this year, the International Tennis Federation said Monday. Madrid was the sole host of the inaugural edition of the revamped...

Zidane hopes Messi’s 45th ‘clásico’ is not his last

Apr. 09, 2021 10:52 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi is set to play his 45th - and possibly final - “clásico” match against Real Madrid. The star status of the Barcelona forward, whose contract expires this summer, has been built on numerous titles and scoring records, as well as...

Spain's Sánchez tries to contain migration with Africa visit

Apr. 08, 2021 08:22 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez is on a mini-tour to two African nations that are key in the European country's new push to bolster ties with the neighboring continent and mitigate the migration flows that many fear could increase as a consequence of the coronavirus...