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Nadal and Alcaraz to play doubles together for Spain at Paris Olympics

Jun. 12, 2024 09:02 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Rafael Nadal and Carlos Alcaraz will play doubles together for Spain at the upcoming Paris Olympics, the Spanish tennis federation said Wednesday. The announcement comes three days after the 21-year-old Alcaraz won the French Open for the first time — earning his...

These candidates who won seats in the European Parliament this week aren't who you might expect

Jun. 11, 2024 02:40 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — He has no political experience. No high-profile endorsements. No party affiliation. What Fidias Panayiotou does have are 2.6 million followers on YouTube and more on TikTok. And now he has won a seat in the European Parliament representing Cyprus, one of several...

A growing Filipino diaspora means plenty of celebration worldwide for Philippine Independence Day

Jun. 11, 2024 02:08 AM EDT

In the Philippines — where Spanish and later U.S. colonial rule persisted for nearly four centuries — June 12 is the real Independence Day. That date in 1898 was the pivotal moment when the island nation first made a bold move for autonomy. Ahead of this year's holiday in...

Valencia fans who insulted Vinícius are first to be convicted for racism abuse in Spanish soccer

Jun. 10, 2024 10:58 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Three Valencia fans have been handed eight-month prison sentences after pleading guilty to racially insulting Real Madrid forward Vinícius Júnior in the first conviction for racism-related cases in professional soccer in Spain. The fans, whose names were not...

Carlos Alcaraz owns 3 Grand Slam titles at age 21 and his Wimbledon title defense starts July 1

Jun. 10, 2024 07:29 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Carlos Alcaraz plans to continue his tradition of celebrating Grand Slam titles with tattoos by getting ink of the date he won his first French Open championship and a drawing of the Eiffel Tower. That art, to help remember Sunday's 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 comeback...

Carlos Alcaraz wins the French Open for a third Grand Slam title at 21 by beating Alexander Zverev

Jun. 09, 2024 16:59 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — As Carlos Alcaraz began constructing his comeback in Sunday's French Open final, a 6-3, 2-6, 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 victory over Alexander Zverev for a first championship at Roland Garros and third Grand Slam title in all, there arrived the sort of magical shot the kid is making a regular...

US OPEN '24: Capsules of 10 prominent players at Pinehurst No. 2

Jun. 07, 2024 13:23 PM EDT

A capsule look at 10 leading players in the U.S. Open, to be played June 13-16 at Pinehurst No. 2 in Pinehurst, North Carolina. Listed in predicted order of finish (odds provided by BetMGM Sportsbook ) SCOTTIE SCHEFFLER Age: 27. Country: United States. ...

The Latest | Israeli strike kills 33 in a Gaza school filled with displaced families

Jun. 06, 2024 23:22 PM EDT

Israeli airstrikes in central Gaza killed at least 33 people overnight at a United Nations-run school sheltering displaced Palestinian families. Israel claimed Thursday the school was being used as a Hamas compound, without providing evidence. Israel’s military said it was not...

Spain applies to join South Africa’s case at top UN court accusing Israel of genocide

Jun. 06, 2024 09:18 AM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain became on Thursday the first European country to ask a United Nations court for permission to join South Africa’s case accusing Israel of genocide in Gaza. South Africa filed its case with the International Court of Justice late last year. It alleged...

Jannik Sinner and Carlos Alcaraz will renew their rivalry in the French Open semifinals

Jun. 06, 2024 08:55 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Jannik Sinner is just 22, and Carlos Alcaraz just 21, yet they’ve already built quite a rivalry heading into their French Open semifinal on Friday. Spain's Alcaraz owns two Grand Slam titles and spent time at No. 1 in the rankings. Italy's Sinner won the Australian...