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USSF, promoter clash in court over international matches

May. 23, 2019 3:34 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for a promoter asked a judge to order the U.S. Soccer Federation to sanction international league matches in the United States. The USSF last month denied an application by Relevent Sports, a company owned by Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross, to have Ecuador's Barcelona and...

Animal rights activists score win at Barcelona zoo

May. 23, 2019 4:49 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Animal rights activists in Barcelona are celebrating a victory after the Spanish city ordered its municipal zoo to restrict the reproduction of captive animals unless their young are destined to be reintroduced into the wild. Barcelona's town council voted on May 3 to modify the...

FRENCH OPEN '19: Nadal eyes 12th; Djokovic, Federer 2nd each

May. 22, 2019 12:30 PM EDT

Men to watch at the French Open, where play begins Sunday: ___ NOVAK DJOKOVIC Ranked: 1 Country: Serbia Age: 32 2019 Match Record: 23-5 2019 Singles Titles: 2 Career Singles Titles: 74 Grand Slam Singles Titles: 15 — French Open (2016), Australian Open (2008, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2019), Wimbledon...

EU police agency says operation smashed organized crime ring

May. 22, 2019 7:28 AM EDT

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The European Union's police agency says an international law enforcement operation has smashed an organized crime gang that earned hundreds of millions of euros in drug and cigarette trafficking, assassinations and money laundering. Europol said Wednesday that more than 450...

Spanish economist, science TV show host Punset dies at 82

May. 22, 2019 7:17 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Eduard Punset, a Spanish writer, economist and lawyer known for his popular science shows on Spanish television, has died at age 82. Punset passed away in Barcelona following a lengthy illness, relatives said in a Twitter post that included video highlights from a public broadcaster's science...

US author Siri Hustvedt receives prestigious Spanish award

May. 22, 2019 6:24 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — American writer Siri Hustvedt, author of international bestsellers including "What I Loved" and "The Summer Without Men," has won this year's Princess of Asturias award for literature. The Spanish award's jury said that Hustvedt's "ambitious" work "delves into aspects that depict a convulsed...

Adidas: Spain's FA has no grounds for ending contract

May. 21, 2019 5:06 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Adidas says Spain's soccer federation has no grounds for terminating its contract with the sports apparel company, and will fight to keep the agreement in place. The Spanish soccer federation said Monday it was ending its contract with Adidas and opened negotiations with other apparel...

Mkhitaryan to miss Europa League final for political reasons

May. 21, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

The choice of Baku as host of the Europa League final provided Arsenal with further grounds for discontent Tuesday when one of the team's most talented players pulled out of the game for political reasons. After holding lengthy talks with Arsenal, Henrikh Mkhitaryan said he would not be traveling to Azerbaijan...

Austrian chancellor set to face confidence vote next week

May. 21, 2019 3:01 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is set to face a no-confidence vote in parliament next week after his governing coalition collapsed over a corruption scandal that Austria's president warned risks harming the country's image abroad. Speaker Wolfgang Sobotka, a member of Kurz's conservative...

Spain: Jailed Catalans, far right deputies in new Parliament

May. 21, 2019 6:54 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A fragmented Spanish Parliament convened Tuesday after last month's inconclusive general election, including for the first time Catalan politicians released from pre-trial detention for the occasion, as well as two dozen lawmakers from an upstart far-right party. Socialist leader Pedro...