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Tournament host Sergio Garcia leads at Valderrama

Oct. 20, 2018 9:24 PM EDT

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Sergio Garcia shot a 7-under 64 on Saturday to take a four-shot lead in the Andalucia Valderrama Masters, the rain-shortened event hosted by the Spanish star's foundation. The tournament winner last year and in 2011, Garcia had a 10-under 132 total at Valderrama Golf Club. "Every...

Messi breaks arm as Barcelona regains lead in La Liga

Oct. 20, 2018 7:03 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Barcelona ended its slump and regained the Spanish league lead but there was little to celebrate as Lionel Messi broke his right forearm and will be sidelined for three weeks. Also, Real Madrid lost again while suffering its worst scoring drought. Messi scored and walked off injured in the...

Messi breaks right forearm, out for about 3 weeks

Oct. 20, 2018 6:53 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Lionel Messi broke his right forearm on Saturday and will be sidelined for about three weeks, a major setback for him and Barcelona right before some important games. Messi will miss playing Inter Milan in the Champions League on Wednesday, and the clasico against Real Madrid next...

Barcelona says Lionel Messi has broken a bone in his right arm and will be sidelined for about three weeks

Oct. 20, 2018 5:25 PM EDT
BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona says Lionel Messi has broken a bone in his right arm and will be sidelined for about three weeks.

Real Madrid loses again after its worst scoring drought

Oct. 20, 2018 10:58 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Without Cristiano Ronaldo for the first time in nearly a decade, Real Madrid reached the worst scoring drought in its history. Madrid went more than 465 minutes without finding the net in a 2-1 home loss to Levante in the Spanish league on Saturday, leaving new coach Julen Lopetegui under...

The Latest: Group: Malta finally allows rescue ship to leave

Oct. 20, 2018 10:02 AM EDT

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local): 3:55 p.m. A humanitarian group says its migrant rescue ship has been cleared to leave Malta for repairs, after being prevented from doing so for months by the island's authorities. The German group Sea-Watch said Saturday...

Laureates in Spanish awards call for action to "save future"

Oct. 19, 2018 4:55 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Voicing wake-up calls for new generations to save cinema, oceans and journalism, film director Martin Scorsese and marine biologist Sylvia Earle on Friday were awarded Spain's prestigious Princess of Asturias prizes along a selected group of scientists, mountaineers and intellectuals. In his...

Warren boosts chances of keeping card at Andalucia Masters

Oct. 19, 2018 3:07 PM EDT

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Marc Warren helped his chances of retaining his European Tour card by moving into equal-second place behind Englishman Ashley Chesters at the rain-hit Andalucia Valderrama Masters on Friday. Bad weather interrupted play for a second straight day at the Real Club Valderrama in...

Power failure: Leading teams struggle across European soccer

Oct. 19, 2018 10:07 AM EDT

Glance across the European soccer standings and there is an unfamiliar look. At least one powerhouse team in each of the five biggest domestic leagues is finding it much tougher to challenge for the title two months into the season. Associated Press writers across Europe take a look at the struggles of AC Milan,...

Spain considers new taxes on internet companies

Oct. 19, 2018 8:24 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spain's Socialist government wants to introduce new taxes on big internet companies and on financial transactions as a way of paying for improved pensions and public services. The proposed tax on digital services will be levied on companies with annual revenue of more than 750 million euros...