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Inter Milan surge back on to Champions League stage. Barcelona and Napoli look to take last chance

Feb. 18, 2024 13:45 PM EST

GENEVA (AP) — After Kylian Mbappé, Real Madrid and Manchester City seized center stage last week, the Champions League spotlight can now turn to shine on others. The four remaining first-leg games in the round of 16 this week feature the beaten finalist last season, the champions...

Thousands of Spanish farmers stage a second day of tractor protests over EU policies and prices

Feb. 07, 2024 23:29 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Mirroring protests across Europe, thousands of farmers in Spain staged a second day of tractor demonstrations on Wednesday across the country, blocking highways to demand changes in European Union farming policies and measures to combat production cost hikes and severe drought. ...

Ricky Rubio rejoins Barcelona on a contract through the end of this season

Feb. 06, 2024 16:25 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ricky Rubio signed a short-term contract with Barcelona on Tuesday, a month after he announced that his 12-year NBA career was over. The 33-year-old Rubio, who had stepped away from playing to address mental health issues, agreed to a deal through the rest...

Dani Alves faces day two of sexual assault trial in Barcelona. Police say accuser wants 'justice'

Feb. 06, 2024 13:00 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — After being escorted in handcuffs into the Barcelona courtroom, Dani Alves sat in silence and listened to a stream of witnesses give testimony during the second day of his sexual assault trial on Tuesday. Alves is accused of sexually assaulting a woman in...

Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves on trial for alleged sexual assault of a woman in Barcelona

Feb. 05, 2024 12:32 PM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Brazilian soccer star Dani Alves went on trial Monday, a year after he was arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman at a Barcelona nightclub. The 40-year-old Alves, a former Barcelona player, has been in pre-trial custody for over a year since he...

Drought-stricken villages in Spain's northeast struggle to keep drinking water flowing

Feb. 01, 2024 19:43 PM EST

GUALBA, Spain (AP) — Plastic jugs in hand, Joan Torrent takes a path into the woods in search of drinking water. He fills them at a natural spring and then hauls them back to his home in Gualba, a picturesque village near Barcelona that like many towns in Spain is bearing the worst of a record...

Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala joins Bay FC on transfer from Barcelona

Feb. 01, 2024 12:56 PM EST

National Women's Soccer League expansion team Bay FC has acquired Nigeria forward Asisat Oshoala from Barcelona. Oshoala is one of the top players in the history of Nigeria’s national team. She is the first Nigerian to score in three Women’s World Cups. Known for...

An expected drought emergency in northeast Spain would mean tighter water restrictions for Barcelona

Jan. 31, 2024 08:40 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Barcelona and its surrounding in northeastern Spain’s Catalonia region are preparing for tighter water restrictions amid a historic drought that has shrunk reservoirs to record lows. Catalan authorities are expected to declare a drought emergency Thursday...

Suárez's training alongside Messi, Busquets and Alba with Inter Miami officially underway

Jan. 13, 2024 15:23 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — There they all were, sitting next to each other on a couple of benches in their practice attire, all of them smiling. Lionel Messi was sipping on a drink at one end, Luis Suárez next to him, then Sergio Busquets, then Jordi Alba on the other end. This...

Lawyer for alleged victim of Dani Alves files legal complaint after video circulates on social media

Jan. 05, 2024 09:53 AM EST

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The lawyer representing the woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Brazilian soccer player Dani Alves has filed a legal complaint with Spanish authorities after a video circulated on social media that reportedly reveals the identity of her client. ...