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Sevilla beats Liverpool 2-1 in Fenway Park friendly

Jul. 21, 2019 9:31 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Joris Gnagnon took out Liverpool midfielder Yasser Larouci's legs at Fenway Park like a baserunner trying to break up a double play. The Sevilla defender was sent off in the 76th minute for a reckless tackle near where second base usually is in the home ballpark of the Boston Red Sox. Despite...

Spain's Socialists 'convinced' new government deal is near

Jul. 20, 2019 6:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The No. 2 in Spain's Socialist Party says she is optimistic caretaker Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez will strike a last-minute deal with the far-left United We Can party to form a coalition government before next week's confidence vote. Adriana Lastra, the Socialist Party's vice general...

The Latest: Central Command says US intensifying air patrols

Jul. 19, 2019 7:34 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The Latest on developments related to tensions between the U.S and Iran (all times local): 2:10 a.m. U.S. Central Command says the U.S. has intensified air patrols over the Strait of Hormuz in response to the Iranian seizure of a British tanker. A Central Command spokesman, Lt. Col....

Spain's Socialists, far-left party move closer to govt deal

Jul. 19, 2019 12:46 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's center-left Socialist party and the United We Can party edged closer to a deal on forming a coalition government after the far-left party's leader removed a key obstacle by saying Friday he would not insist on being part of a future Cabinet. Isabel Celaá, the spokeswoman for the...

Spain: 50 migrants scale fence to African enclave

Jul. 19, 2019 9:14 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Authorities in Melilla, one of Spain's two enclaves in North Africa, said Friday that around 200 migrants tried to climb a security fence separating the city from Morocco. The local office of the Spanish government's representative said about 50 of the migrants managed to scale the barrier...

Spanish Socialist PM won't give far-left leader a gov't seat

Jul. 18, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez says his negotiations with the We Can party on forming a government have come to nothing mainly because the far-left party's leader wants a seat in a future Cabinet. Sánchez told La Sexta television channel Thursday that "the main stumbling...

Vatican denies interference in debate over Franco exhumation

Jul. 18, 2019 6:14 AM EDT

ROME (AP) — The Vatican has responded to a formal protest by the Spanish government over a controversy regarding the remains of Gen. Francisco Franco, saying it never intended to meddle with Spain's domestic affairs. In early July, Spain sent a formal protest to the Vatican after the papal nuncio in Madrid...

Rahm hopes Irish connection propels him to 1st major title

Jul. 17, 2019 12:19 PM EDT

PORTRUSH, Northern Ireland (AP) — There's something about playing golf on the island of Ireland that brings out the best in Jon Rahm. The warmth and pride of the people, the community feel in the fishing villages, even — believe it or not — the weather, all remind him of his modest, coastal...

Spanish PM says talks on left-wing government have collapsed

Jul. 15, 2019 4:33 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's caretaker prime minister and Socialist leader, Pedro Sánchez, says he considers negotiations to form a government with the support of the far-left We Can party have failed. More than two months after topping the general election but falling far short of a parliamentary majority,...

Pamplona festival ends with 3 gorings in final bull run

Jul. 14, 2019 8:11 AM EDT

PAMPLONA, Spain (AP) — A bull broke from the pack and gored two Australians and a Spaniard during Sunday's final bull run of this year's San Fermin festival, health officials from the northern Spanish city of Pamplona said. That took the number of gorings to eight for the eight bull runs that provide a...