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Barcelona easily wins historic 4th straight Copa del Rey

Apr. 21, 2018 6:58 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — If it was a farewell, Andres Iniesta went out in style. The veteran midfielder is expected to soon confirm he's leaving Barcelona at the end of the season. He couldn't have asked for a better way to say goodbye. Iniesta scored amid a brilliant performance as Barcelona crushed Sevilla 5-0 in...

Valencia held again in Spanish league, ties Celta Vigo 1-1

Apr. 21, 2018 1:49 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Valencia's struggles to clinch a Champions League spot continued in a 1-1 draw at Celta Vigo in the Spanish league on Saturday. It was the third straight match without a victory for Valencia, allowing fifth-place Real Betis to continue to move closer in the fight for the final spot for...

Summer soccer tournament again lands Europe's biggest clubs

Apr. 20, 2018 8:07 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Charlie Stillitano initially feared he would have trouble persuading Europe's top soccer clubs to jet off around the globe this summer for the International Champions Cup, because it begins mere days after the World Cup ends. Turns out the man behind the world's largest summer club...

European soccer weekend: What to watch in the main leagues

Apr. 20, 2018 11:42 AM EDT

What to watch in the leading soccer leagues in Europe this weekend: ITALY With all of the other major leagues around Europe already settled or nearly decided, the race for the Italian league title is heating up again with Napoli's visit to Juventus on Sunday. Midweek results saw Juve's lead cut to four points,...

Terrorism accusation in Basque bar brawl reopens old wounds

Apr. 16, 2018 12:36 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The trial of seven men and one woman accused of beating up two police officers and their girlfriends two years ago in northern Spain opened Monday amid controversy because of the terrorism charges brought against the defendants. The fight at a bar in the small town of Alsasua in the early...

Saving the bison: Polish bison off to help Spanish herd grow

Apr. 16, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Seven young female bison from Poland are being shipped off to help boost a herd in Spain and expand the population of Europe's largest animal, which is on the endangered species list. Michal Krzysiak, head of the Bialowieza National Park in eastern Poland, said the bison — aged...

Dunne holds 1-shot lead after 3rd round of Spanish Open

Apr. 14, 2018 3:25 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Irish golfer Paul Dunne held onto a one-shot lead of the Spanish Open after shooting a 4-under 68 through the third round on Saturday. Dunne moved to 17 under overall after making five birdies, to go with one bogey, at the Centro Nacional de Golf. Nacho Elvira of Spain (66) reduced Dunne's...

In wake of defeats, Brazil's Rousseff takes show on the road

Apr. 14, 2018 1:55 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — It's been a rough couple of years for Brazil's leftist Workers' Party. First President Dilma Rousseff was impeached and removed from office. Then a spreading scandal over corruption that had toppled other senior officials seized even the party's founder, former President Luiz Inacio Lula...

Madrid-Bayern, Liverpool-Roma in Champions League semifinals

Apr. 13, 2018 10:15 AM EDT

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — A Champions League semifinal draw steeped in the competition's rich history paired Real Madrid and Bayern Munich on Friday, and then matched Liverpool with Roma. Two-time defending champion Madrid will first play Bayern in Munich on April 25 in a clash of powerhouse clubs with a...

With Catalonia's leaders in jail, Spain hits the grassroots

Apr. 13, 2018 6:13 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — There are no membership fees, no roll calls, no official leaders and no headquarters. Attending the weekly meetings is optional. They are loosely organized groups of neighborhood activists known as defense committees, and they have taken a key role in Catalonia's independence...