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Atalanta's Luis Muriel celebrates with teammates after scoring during the Serie A soccer match between Atalanta and Sampdoria at the Gewiss Stadium in Bergamo, Italy, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (Gianluca Checchi/LaPresse via AP)

All 5 former winners in same half of Champions League draw

Jul. 10, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — All five former Champions League winners were put into the same half of the draw on Friday, setting up a possible semifinal pairing between Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. Real Madrid, Juventus, Barcelona, Chelsea and Bayern Munich — who have combined to win 26 European Cups...

Ricardo Zapata, left, a photographer for the Los Angeles Angels, has his temperature taken by Sarah Morris before entering Angels Stadium for baseball practice on Monday, July 6, 2020, in Anaheim, Calif. New protocols like temperature checks, social distancing, and limiting amount of people allowed in sports venues have been put in place due to the spread of COVID-19. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis)

The Latest: California CCAA moving all sports to the spring

Jul. 9, 2020 11:31 PM EDT

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world: The California Community College Athletic Association is moving all sports, even football, to the spring. The decision announced Thursday was one of three potential scenarios approved by the CCCAA Board of Directors last month....

Barcelona's Lionel Messi fights for the ball between Espanyol's Victor Sanchez, left, during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and RCD Espanyol at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, July 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort)

New Euro soccer format a platform for CBS to build audience

Jul. 9, 2020 6:33 PM EDT

The pandemic-enforced changes to the Champions League presented the perfect format for CBS to find to broadcast European soccer's showpiece competition earlier than planned in the United States. Rather than the usual home-and-away series for the quarterfinals and semifinals, UEFA has adopted a rapid two-week,...

Real Madrid's Sergio Ramos, right, scores the opening goal from a penalty shoot during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Athletic Club and Real Madrid at the San Manes stadium in Bilbao, Spain, Sunday, July 5, 2020. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Refereeing criticism increases as Madrid nears Spanish title

Jul. 6, 2020 10:03 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — The closer Real Madrid gets to the Spanish league title, the stronger the accusations it is benefiting from the referees. Its opponents are not holding back, and Madrid has heard enough. “I’m tired of always talking about the same thing,” Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane said...

Morata double leads Atlético to 3-0 over Mallorca in Liga

Jul. 3, 2020 6:05 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Álvaro Morata scored twice to lead Atlético Madrid to a 3-0 win over Mallorca and extend its strong finish to the Spanish league on Friday. Diego Simeone’s team has long been out of the title race being disputed by leader Real Madrid and second-placed Barcelona,...

This Feb 2010 photo provided by the Kunstmuseum Gehrke-Remund shows a licensed replica of the missing, original painting by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo, titled

Experts dismiss dealer's claim to have long-lost Kahlo work

Jun. 30, 2020 2:33 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Scholars in the work of surrealist Frida Kahlo have searched for more than six decades for “The Wounded Table,” a 1940 oil painting illuminating her pain over the breakup of her marriage to muralist Diego Rivera that hasn't been seen since an exhibition in Poland. And the...

A child sits on the roof of a taxi during a taxi driver protest in downtown Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Taxi drivers are demanding  assistance due to lack of clients and private hire. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez)

Cab drivers in Madrid protest amid low post-outbreak demand

Jun. 30, 2020 8:55 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — A wave of honking taxis took over a central Madrid avenue Tuesday to demand limits on the number of pay-for-ride vehicles amid a slump in demand due to the coronavirus pandemic. Two of the Spanish capital's main cab drivers' unions, the Professional Federation of Taxis in Madrid (FPTM) and...

FILE In this Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020 a general view of the Camp Nou stadium prior of a Spanish Copa del Rey soccer match between Barcelona and Leganes at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain. (AP Photo/Joan Monfort, File)

Soccer teams turning to virtual 'fan tokens' to raise money

Jun. 24, 2020 3:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Soccer clubs around Europe are increasingly turning to virtual “fan tokens” to raise money and enhance fan engagement. And the money can pile up fast. The latest club to enter the world of blockchain, Spanish champion Barcelona, generated 1.2 million euros ($1.3 million) in less...

Eibar's Pedro Leon goes with the ball as Real Madrid's Marcelo tries to stop him during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Eibar at Alfredo di Stefano stadium in Madrid, Spain, Sunday, June 14, 2020. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Marcelo takes a knee as Madrid wins at its training center

Jun. 14, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Playing a home game but not at its famed Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, Real Madrid resumed its Spanish league campaign with a 3-1 win over Eibar on Sunday to keep pace with leader Barcelona. The game saw Marcelo take a knee during a goal celebration in apparent support for the Black Lives...

In this May 29, 2020, photo, Associated Press writer Mauricio Savarese sits with his partner Luisa Belchior as their daughter Carolina, 1, looks on in their home in Sao Paulo. Savarese and Belchior paid for the visit of a notary officer to get their civil union certificate, like many Brazilians that want to avoid bigger risk of contracting COVID-19. (AP Photo/Mauricio Savarese)

VIRUS DIARY: Romance conquers ocean, outbreak and red tape

Jun. 12, 2020 12:22 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — The certificate arrived on the floor of an otherwise empty elevator. My 1-year-old stumbled to the doorway of our Sao Paulo apartment and watched as I picked up the document. She was the sole witness to the end of a bizarre Brazilian bureaucratic procedure. Her mother and I were husband...