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They fled from their home countries. Now, they'll compete in Paris for the Refugee Olympic Team

Jul. 16, 2024 12:37 PM EDT

They compete under the same flag but speak different languages and come from different parts of the world. After fleeing war and persecution at home, 37 athletes from 11 countries will compete in the Paris Games as part of the Refugee Olympic Team. The team was created for the Rio...

Jon Rahm hoping to ride Spanish momentum to end drought

Jul. 16, 2024 10:40 AM EDT

TROON, Scotland (AP) — Jon Rahm felt like one of the most popular players when he arrived at Royal Troon, even if it had nothing to do with him or with his golf. Spain is on quite the run at the moment. Carlos Alcaraz won Wimbledon for his second Grand Slam title of the year, right...

Once Yamal and Williams helped Spain out of its 'tiki-taka' rut, no rival could resist at Euro 2024

Jul. 15, 2024 13:30 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain arrived in Germany with no huge stars and no real expectations. Six weeks later, Luis de la Fuente’s team heads home with a European Championship title to celebrate and reason to believe in a bright future. The youthful spark of Lamine Yamal and Nico...

Diego Botin steers Spain to SailGP's $2M championship against heavyweights Slingsby and Burling

Jul. 14, 2024 22:39 PM EDT

Spain's Diego Botin stunned heavyweights Tom Slingsby of Australia and Peter Burling of New Zealand by brilliantly steering Los Gallos to victory in SailGP's $2 million, winner-take-all Grand Final on San Francisco Bay on Sunday. Botin's thrilling victory in the dash across the tops...

Spain wins record fourth European Championship title by inflicting another painful loss on England

Jul. 14, 2024 19:29 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Spain is the king of European soccer for a record fourth time. For England, it’s another agonizing near-miss in the team’s decades-long tale of underachievement. Completing a tournament the team dominated from start to finish, Spain beat England 2-1 in the...

England's Harry Kane and Spain's Dani Olmo end Euro 2024 in a 6-way tie for Golden Boot top scorer

Jul. 14, 2024 18:37 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — England striker Harry Kane finished Euro 2024 in a six-way tie for the Golden Boot top scorer as his team lost the final 2-1 to Spain. It was another individual accolade for a player yet to win a major trophy for club or country. Kane ended the tournament tied on...

Euro 2024 final: Spain goes for record 4th title, England looks to end 58-year wait for major trophy

Jul. 13, 2024 16:24 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Spain and England meet in the final of the European Championship on Sunday. Spain is seeking a record fourth title at the Euros to break a tie with Germany/West Germany, while England is bidding for a first major trophy in men's soccer since the 1966 World Cup. Kickoff is at 9 p.m....

Spain phenom Lamine Yamal has electrified Euro 2024. In hometown, family and friends not surprised

Jul. 13, 2024 15:40 PM EDT

MATARO, Spain (AP) — In the working-class neighborhood where Spain’s teenage phenom Lamine Yamal grew up, there are two soccer fields divided by a chain-link fence. Next to the green carpet of the local soccer club, local lore has it that Yamal played with his friends on a small...

Euro 2024 takeaways: Lamine Yamal shines and fans party but the big names struggle

Jul. 13, 2024 11:35 AM EDT

DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Young stars emerge and big names underperform. Fans party on the streets of Germany and grumble about controversial VAR decisions. Ahead of Sunday's final between Spain and England, here's a look at what we've learned from Euro 2024 so far: ...

Yamal and Spain meet England in the Euro 2024 final. It's the best team against the most resilient

Jul. 12, 2024 10:50 AM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — One is the best team in the tournament, on the brink potentially of a new era of success because of a teenage wonderkid, an outstanding midfield and a tweak in philosophy. The other is a survivor, limping to the end with big moments, resilience and an oft-criticized...