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Messi scores record 400th goal in Spanish league

Jan. 13, 2019 7:13 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — That's 400 and counting. Lionel Messi took his all-time Spanish league scoring record to 400 goals on Sunday after contributing to a 3-0 win over Eibar to keep defending champion Barcelona comfortably at the top. Messi scored Barcelona's second goal shortly after halftime to reach a...

Clemson-Alabama IV has precedents in other sports

Jan. 4, 2019 3:22 PM EST

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — LeBron vs. Steph in the spring, Dabo vs. Nick in the winter. As much as Cleveland and Golden State became annual opponents in the NBA Finals before James left the Cavaliers last summer to join the Los Angeles Lakers after losing the title for the third time in four years to Curry...

Mourinho fired by Man United with his career at crossroads

Dec. 18, 2018 6:22 PM EST

Wanted: A coach to restore Manchester United to its former status as a major force in European soccer. It was a task that proved beyond even Jose Mourinho. United brought an end to Mourinho's turbulent 2½-year spell at the storied English club by firing him on Tuesday, an inevitable move that follows a...

Special Once? Mourinho's box-office career takes new twist

Dec. 18, 2018 10:28 AM EST

He started off as a translator before becoming a self-styled "Special One," as close as it gets to being a guaranteed winner of titles. Now he's unemployed, with a philosophy seemingly unsuited to modern soccer. Jose Mourinho's firing by Manchester United on Tuesday is the latest chapter in a thrill-a-minute...

Real Madrid, Man U pay price for fielding weakened teams

Dec. 12, 2018 7:01 PM EST

Two of European soccer's grandest clubs paid the price for fielding weakened teams on the final night of Champions League group play, with Real Madrid slumping to a record home loss and Manchester United squandering a surprise opportunity to top its group. On an evening when Lyon celebrated becoming the 16th and...

A look at the teams in the Champions League round of 16

Dec. 12, 2018 5:58 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — A look at the teams who have qualified for the Champions League knockout stage ahead of Monday's draw in Nyon, Switzerland, for the round of 16: ___ GROUP WINNERS: Barcelona — Led by Lionel Messi, the Spanish giants went unbeaten through a tough group. As always, the team is among the...

Real Madrid far behind top European clubs in women's soccer

Dec. 10, 2018 4:53 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — In a speech during Real Madrid's most recent general assembly, club president Florentino Perez spoke proudly about how esports will be part of the club's future. Perez also talked about plans for a possible Real Madrid theme park to be built in the Spanish capital. The president took his time...

Copa Libertadores saga ends as River Plate wins in Madrid

Dec. 9, 2018 7:54 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Madrid turned into Buenos Aires for a night Sunday, with tens of thousands of Argentine fans transforming Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabeu into a stadium of their own. River Plate fans were the only ones celebrating in the end, both at home and in Spain, after the historic victory over fierce...

Thousands of Boca and River fans set for Copa final in Spain

Dec. 8, 2018 4:08 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Hundreds of Boca Juniors fans gathered outside their team's hotel in Madrid on Saturday, chanting "It doesn't matter where you play, we will always follow you." A few hours later, thousands of River fans packed the iconic Plaza del Sol in the heart of the Spanish capital, one day before the...

Spain braces for some 500 violent fans for Copa Libertadores

Dec. 7, 2018 1:10 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — A group of 400 to 500 "especially violent" fans from Argentina are expected to make the trip to Madrid for this weekend's Copa Libertadores final between River Plate and Boca Juniors, Spanish authorities said Friday. Officials said almost 4,000 security personnel will be deployed for Sunday's...