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Timberwolves hire Pablo Prigioni as assistant coach

Jun. 25, 2019 4:32 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have hired Pablo Prigioni as an assistant coach, after the native of Argentina spent last season on staff with the Brooklyn Nets. Prigioni spent the majority of his 20-year playing career in the Spanish League. He became the NBA's oldest rookie at age 35 in the...

Dani Alves leaving PSG after 2 seasons with the club

Jun. 23, 2019 9:28 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Veteran Brazil defender Dani Alves is leaving French champion Paris Saint-Germain after two seasons with the club. The 36-year-old attacking right back scored eight goals in 73 appearances for PSG, winning the league title in both seasons. Although he scored a good goal in the French Cup final...

Spanish league denies charges about microphone in its app

Jun. 12, 2019 8:04 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish soccer league says the country's data protection agency doesn't understand the technology being used on its official app. The league was fined 250,000 euros ($283,000) for using a microphone in its app, but says it will challenge the decision. The league says the agency's charge...

Teenager João Félix drawing comparisons to Ronaldo

Jun. 11, 2019 4:01 AM EDT

PORTO, Portugal (AP) — When João Félix first found himself in the same locker room as Cristiano Ronaldo, he said it felt like being in a video game. "It was weird. I had never seen him live, so close to me like that," the Portuguese teenage sensation said. "I told my friends later that it looked...

Fighting for rights, Spain women aim for landmark tournament

Jun. 8, 2019 3:06 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The Spanish women's national team is hoping a strong performance at the World Cup will give the sport a boost just at the moment that players are fighting for their rights as professional athletes. Women's soccer has experienced massive growth since the 2015 World Cup, when Spain...

Real Madrid signs Eden Hazard from Chelsea

Jun. 7, 2019 4:10 PM EDT
MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid signs Eden Hazard from Chelsea.

Salah joy, Liverpool beats Tottenham to win 6th European Cup

Jun. 1, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — No tears of pain this time, just redemption for Mohamed Salah. Only 108 seconds were needed to banish the Champions League final heartbreak of a year ago. Once Salah dispatched his early penalty against Tottenham, Liverpool was on the path to a sixth European title with a 2-0 victory on...

The Latest: Liverpool wins Champions League

Jun. 1, 2019 5:00 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The Latest on the Champions League final between Tottenham and Liverpool (all times local): 10:57 p.m. Liverpool has defeated Tottenham 2-0 in the Champions League final to win its sixth European title. Mohamed Salah opened the scoring by converting a penalty kick in the second minute and...

Unlikely heroes may miss final as Kane, Salah set to return

May. 31, 2019 6:37 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Lucas Moura and Divock Origi have been the unlikely heroes for Tottenham and Liverpool in the Champions League this season. They kept alive their team's hopes of winning the European title with crucial goals and decisive performances. Without them, the English sides probably wouldn't have...

Salah seeking redemption in Champions League final

May. 30, 2019 5:24 AM EDT

His left shoulder in a sling, Mohamed Salah stood in a line at the airport in Kiev with the rest of Liverpool's disappointed players as they made their way back from the Champions League final last year. Heads were down. No one really wanted to talk. It was a fairly melancholic scene. Salah had more reason to be...