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AP source: Gareth Bale signs with MLS leaders Los Angeles FC

Jun. 25, 2022 18:13 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles FC has reached a deal with Welsh forward Gareth Bale to move to Major League Soccer after his departure from Real Madrid, a person close to the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke Saturday on condition of anonymity because the details of...

Former Astros GM Luhnow buys Spanish soccer club Leganés

Jun. 25, 2022 16:02 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — An investment group led by former Houston Astros general manager Jeff Luhnow has bought Spanish soccer club Leganés. “We will do all we can to improve this club,” Luhnow said in Madrid on Thursday after purchasing the second-division team for an undisclosed sum...

Real Madrid, Barcelona to meet in Las Vegas during US tour

Jun. 10, 2022 11:08 AM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Real Madrid and Barcelona will meet in an exhibition July 23 in Las Vegas in just the second edition of the El Clásico rivalry on U.S. soil. The Spanish superpowers will visit Allegiant Stadium, the 2-year-old home of the NFL’s Raiders just off the Las Vegas...

France's Benzema drops appeal over sex tape conviction

Jun. 04, 2022 08:00 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France and Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has dropped his appeal against a conviction for complicity in blackmail in a sex-tape case that rocked French soccer, his lawyer said Saturday. The Versailles court gave Benzema a one-year suspended jail sentence and a fine...

UEFA says sorry to fans for Champions League final chaos

Jun. 03, 2022 17:06 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — After initially blaming fans, UEFA apologized to them on Friday for the “frightening and distressing” chaos at the Champions League final after Real Madrid joined Liverpool in demanding the organizer explains what went wrong at the Stade de France. “UEFA wishes...

Champions League final averages 2.76 million viewers in US

Jun. 01, 2022 19:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Real Madrid's 1-0 victory over Liverpool in the Champions League final set a record for the largest audience to view the final in the U.S. on English-language television. Nielsen ratings show the game Saturday averaged 2.76 million viewers on CBS, surpassing the...

France's interior minister admits mistakes at CL final

Jun. 01, 2022 15:23 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — France's interior minister admitted that mistakes were made in dealing with the crowd outside the Champions League final in Paris but justified the use of tear gas, saying the move was crucial to prevent supporters getting killed. Gerald Darmanin was grilled by a...

After Champions League 'fiasco,' UEFA probes what went wrong

May. 31, 2022 14:37 PM EDT

The French government is blaming Liverpool fans. The English club is enraged by the “irresponsible, unprofessional” rush to conclusions. European soccer's governing body, UEFA, will now try to uncover what went wrong in the disorder and chaos in Paris at the Champions League final before...

Concerns over police aggression toward Champions League fans

May. 29, 2022 11:19 AM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Tear gas fired indiscriminately around children and the elderly. Pepper spray unleashed at close-range on frustrated fans. Ticket holders blamed for delaying kickoff when they’d spent hours trying to enter the stadium in bottlenecks in tight spaces. Liverpool...

Real Madrid fans start Champions League title celebrations

May. 29, 2022 10:08 AM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Several thousand Real Madrid fans spent the early hours of Sunday celebrating the club’s latest Champions League title in the Spanish capital, and a big welcome was planned for the players at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium later in the day. Fans took to the streets...